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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Profumo by perfectbitch on 10 March 2006 2:30pm
Back in the 60's this politician was forced to resign for having an affair with a call girl (Christine Keeler)who was also seeing a Russian. He spent the rest of his long life in charity work in the poorer parts of London.

The newspapers at the time were full of unflattering picture of Christine Keeler and another involved call girl - Mandy Rice Davis who I believe is an American. These two were portrayed as hard-nosed bitches but it was only when I saw the film Scandal, that I realised these girls were only 18.

Today, I don't think it would be thought of as such a scandal. The outcry was more about the sexual factors than the links with a Russian. (This was at the height of the cold war)

Still, it can't have done him much harm - he died yesterday at the ripe old age of 91. Linz
Re: Profumo by kazzzz on 10 March 2006 4:21pm
Yeah...you gotta love the media and the way it portrays events dontya?
RIP :)
Re: Profumo by tucsonmike on 11 March 2006 4:04am
That's a blast from the past. I remember the story from my British Politics class in college.
Re: Profumo by JF on 11 March 2006 1:42pm
The outcry was because he lied to Parliament.

Bit of a change from nowadays - when a lie is only a lie if it can't be spun away from being a lie.

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