Interesting story breaking about English Culture Secretary John Whittingale.
Seems as if he had been seeing a woman for period of time who, unbeknown to him, was a dominatrix. In fact she was a rather well known dominatrix.
Of course when he found this out he naturally ended the relationship. Of course...
Thats the story he is putting out anyway.
The reality ? Grubby as all. Turns out this situation was well known to the Press which refused to expose it at the time basically because he was avidly supporting their line on Press Freedom.
Minister John Whittingdale admits relationship with sex worker
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From the section UK Politics
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Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has admitted he had a relationship with a sex worker but said he did not know her real occupation.
Mr Whittingdale said he ended the relationship as soon as he found out, in February 2014.
He insisted it had not compromised his job as culture, media and sport secretary, which he began in May 2015.
"It has never had any influence on the decisions I have made as culture secretary," he said in a statement.
It's a long read but this analysis is an eyeopener into how the media can control the politicians.
The real Whittingdale scandal: a cover up by the UK press
James Cusick 10 April 2016
I spent five months with another senior journalist at the Independent newspaper investigating why other papers had shut down a story about the culture minister, only to see my editor shut the investigation down too. Here is the anatomy of a press cover-up.
The promotion of the former chair of the House of Commons Department of Culture, Media and Sport select committee to Culture Secretary last year means that John Whittingdale’s lengthy relationship with a professional dominatrix and fetish escort – known to leading national newspaper groups who held back from publishing any detail – left him increasingly open to potential blackmail.
Whittingdale, according to one Whitehall source, became "The culture secretary Rupert Murdoch dreamt of"
Although there is no suggestion that Whittingdale was explicitly coerced by any of Britain’s newspaper bosses, questions inevitably arise as to whether concerns about publication of aspects of his private life influenced his policy decisions inside the Culture department.
For a shorter more direct view check this out. One of the juicy bits was
http://zelo-street.blogspot.com.au/2...ominatrix.htmlAnd yet more: “A senior Labour MP confirmed that he had seen Whittingdale with a prostitute at the House of Commons, although was unaware if it was Ms. King. When pressed on how he was aware of this, he told Byline that she was giving out business cards to other MPs”.