The ongoing Iris Robinson train wreck in Northern Ireland looks as if it will make her husband's position as First Minister untenable. The fact that she had an affair with someone 40 years her junior and then proceeded to give him financial favours looks corrupt and the fact that her husband helped her to conceal it after the fact is bad (though understandable). It also makes the 19 year old look like a gigalo.
In 2007 Peter Robinson's predecessor as DUP leader and First Minister, Ian Paisley, resigned after months of controversey about his son's involvement in property deals. To lose two leaders over the sleazy behaviour of their families ought to persuade the DUP to stop acting like a family business run by two clans and to actually become a normal political party.
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