Scandals More Sex Please, We're British

Tattlers remake the Profumo scandal in the tabs and onscreen

A sultry former Miss India turned London party girl dates prominent newspaper editors, several Members of Parliament and a junior government minister. Using her high-level connections, she lands a research job, complete with security clearance, in the House of Commons. In her spare time she may have befriended an alleged Libyan intelligence officer, a cousin of Colonel Gaddafi's. As Professor Henry Higgins exclaimed in My Fair Lady, "How simply frightful! How humiliating! How delightful!"

Ever since the infamous 1963 Profumo affair, when the revelation that the mistress of War Minister John Profumo was also carrying on with a Soviet naval attache...

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