Monday, 16 November 2009

West v East

The reaction in the West to a former prostitute.

The employers of a research scientist who unmasked herself as a call girl turned bestselling author are standing by her, saying that her past had nothing to do with her present job.

After much digging by journalists and fans it emerged that Belle de Jour is Brooke Magnanti, a petite, blonde thirtysomething who works as a specialist in developmental neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology in a hospital research group in Bristol.

The reaction in East Anglia to an extra-marital affair.

Norfolk Conservatives are meeting today to decide whether to deselect their general election candidate in a row over her extra-marital affair.

The meeting was called after members of the South West Norfolk Conservative Association said they were concerned that they were not informed of Elizabeth Truss' affair with Tory MP Mark Field, before choosing her as their candidate in the election.

If the indiscretions were reversed, I reckon Liz would have been strung up by now.


Tarquin said...

Norfolk + local tory association, what do you expect?

Spartan said...

Take it they aren't asking the MP she had the affair with to resign then?

Maybe she should ask John Major and Edwina Currie for advice and support? :-)

Agree with Tarquin ... these idiots don't live in the real world

Mark Wadsworth said...

There was a cracking interview with the Chairman of that Tory branch on R4 this morning.

He said he didn't think "turnip" was an insult, saying, in a jocular fashion "it was the sort of vegetable I might have eaten when I was younger, but I'm a bit old for that now".

The phrase "completely out of touch" just doesn't do him justice.

James Higham said...

There's an awful lot of hypocrisy.

banned said...

I rather gathered that the real objection was that the Norfolk list was entirely populated by Daves Faves and that the extra-marital affair was just the locals excuse.