John Profumo Dies

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  1. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Former British Government minister John Profumo has died at the age of 91. He was of course best known for being at the centre of one of the UK's most famous political scandals – he was forced to resign from the Cabinet in 1963 for lying to the House of Commons over his affair with call girl Christine Keeler.

    These days, that sort of behaviour would most likely get you promoted...
     
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    Back in those days you could have all your fun as long as it was out of the papers.

    Now you can have all your fun as long as you make a public statment saying it was a judgement of error or your staying with your family.

    Much more fun with sex scandels of old - Even the Lib Dems beat Labour at it.

    ;)
     
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    Or, as it's also called, doing a Blunkett. :D
     
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    I went to a press do last year at the house where it all happened: Cliveden

    You can just imagine the parties...
     
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    With a line like "dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure, power and politics for over 300 years" it makes you wonder....
     
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    It does indeed.

    When we were there, so was Geri Halliwell of former Spice Girl fame. As she was leaving, bags carried by a porter of course, One of her little Schitzu dogs urinated all over the entrance carpet.

    Very glam!
     

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