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Profumo Has Died  
User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

John Profumo who was at the heart of one of the biggeest scandals in British politics has died aged 91.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4792066.stm

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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

When I first read the thread's title I thought it was some Italian guy!

The guy looks like DOC in Back to the future mixed with Gollum ... lol



A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 1):
The guy looks like DOC in Back to the future mixed with Gollum

When I read that I was going to get you for being disrespectful to the dead but when I saw his photo, well, I feel bad for laughing now.



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 2):
being disrespectful to the dead but when I saw his photo

Sorry for the misnterpretation. I actually do have respect for the dead. However whether one is dead or alive I think a comment about someone has equal value and thus I just wanted to state my point of view.... Sorry again If I offended people



A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

I wonder what Christine Keeler looks like today.

My parents have an old LP on which Christine details her affair with Profumo. Its a collectors item today !


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

Whatever, he apparently had a healthy live. Was just in the wrong country, in France he certainly would have become "President-de-la-Republique"  wave 

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13254 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

Really? Would France have been more relaxed about a Defence Minister sharing a call girl with a Soviet spy? (Though not at the same time!)

However, after lying to the Commons, he did leave public life, turning up at a hostel for the poor in the East End, offering to wash dishes.
In time, he would use his experience and remaining influence to do much good for the disadvantaged.

But for this affair, Profumo could well have become Tory leader and later PM.
Certainly before the scandal, he was a high flyer, had he been in public life when the 1963 leadership came up, he might well have won.

Instead they got the short lived, stop gap, Alec Douglas Hume, after losing the 1964 election (very narrowly), they ended up with Edward 'Grocer' Heath.


User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

... yet he lives on in the immortal words of Billy Joel!

User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 6):
Would France have been more relaxed about a Defence Minister sharing a call girl with a Soviet spy?

if taken literally, of course NO. While in reality, nobody would have noticed.


User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

What are you doing Christine?
You have wrecked the whole party machine!
To lie in the nude,
Is certainly rude;
But to lie in the House is obscene!

Limerick coined during the Profumo scandal

Charles, SJ



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