Wednesday, June 22, 2005

'Honest John' drops a clanger

As reported by Talk Politics over the weekend, the Observer got hold of a Private Eye story on our favourite local MP, which calls into question his common sense, if not his sanity. The magazine itself has just landed on my doormat and contains the evocative paragraph:
'Has any other MP ever turned up at the Coach and Horses in Soho, got hog-whimperingly drunk and then announced to a roomful of complete strangers - many of them Eye hacks - that he has made his mistress pregnant?'
Truly, in vino veritas, but what the hell was he doing revealing his secrets to the most indiscreet journalists in the UK (and the ones who have more experience of libel law than any others, I would add). A major error of judgement or just an example of his honesty?

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