RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4187 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1635 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
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13447 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1549 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.