The Caroline âBit-of-Noakes-on-the-sideâ story is showing the Con-Dem party officials in their true light.
Conservative MP Caroline Nokes, found a camera on her hotel bed after it fell off the ceiling following her tryst with lover James Dinsdale, a Tory councillor ten years her junior.
It has heightened fears among Tory chiefs that the new wave of young and attractive â and often wealthy â male and female MPs who won seats at the General Election could be preyed on by those out to make money from their exploits.
Note â it hasnât âheightened any fears that the new intake of MPs might be a bunch of slappers who are more interested in their personal enjoyment of their new found positionâ. No, not at all. MPs will be MPs after all. Tory chiefs are merely concerned that they will be âpreyed onâ by the fourth estate and exposed for what they are.
The risks have been increased by cuts in MPsâ second-home allowances, which means many now stay in London hotels where they are more vulnerable than they would be in a secure second home.
âA secure second homeâ â do they mean the sort of place where a husband or wife might be waiting for them? Oh, and the children who have to be educated near to where they work so that they can spend time with them. That sort of âsecure second homeâ, the sort that you take your lover too?
Fears of a new spate of Eighties-style Tory sex scandals grew yesterday after further allegations about Mr Dinsdale surfaced. It was reported that he has also had an affair with bisexual Tory activist Anastasia Beaumont-Bott.
Perhaps stop hiring bisexual activists? I believe that nice Mr Huhne has just left his wife for another one.
According to Lib Dem sources, she was in a civil partnership with a woman but broke up with her last year. âCarina has had relationships with both men and women, but generally not at the same time,â says a friend.
âNot at the same timeâ â Good, good. Iâd hate to think that parliamentary standards were dropping.