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Profumo Has Died

Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:04 pm

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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rootsair
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RE: Profumo Has Died

Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:07 pm

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
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RE: Profumo Has Died

Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:15 pm

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.
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RE: Profumo Has Died

Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:19 pm

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
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RE: Profumo Has Died

Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:47 pm

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 !
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RE: Profumo Has Died

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:02 am

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 
 
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RE: Profumo Has Died

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:41 am

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.
 
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RE: Profumo Has Died

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:55 am

... yet he lives on in the immortal words of Billy Joel!
 
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RE: Profumo Has Died

Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:01 am

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.
 
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RE: Profumo Has Died

Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:38 am

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

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