Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Red Dawngate

I make no comment on whether this Mail on Sunday story alleging that John Reid attempted to have sex with "Red Dawn" Primarolo during his drinking days was behind his decision not to contest the Labour leadership, other than to say that we've all done silly things while under the influence, and that if the Brown camp have been puttting this sort of stuff about, it's no worse than what the Blair camp was putting round about "gay" Gordon in '94.

But it has left me wondering whether MoS muck-raker story-getter extraordinaire Simon Walters might have further instalments in store on why neither Alan Milburn nor Charlie No Trousers Clarke stood for the leadership either, despite confident predictions in the latter case that a challenge would indeed be launched.

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5 comments:

MrsCraig said...

The source of the centuries-old non-story was your old mukka Ian Hernon. He appears to have betrayed his old mate John Reid now that he's reaching his sell-by date. Still, sure shifty will have given Hernon a few quid. Pip, Pip..

Paul Linford said...

How very fascinating to hear such tales. Makes me feel positively nostalgic...

Anonymous said...

John Reid is only one of many MPs to misbehave.Once had dinner with Kinnock and was propositioned by Alun Michael. Hear he's still doingit.....

GuardianReader said...

"we've all done silly things while under the influence",

I hardly think that harassing a fellow MP on a business trip is a silly thing, particularly when she made it obvious the sentiments were not returned, that she was in a serious long-term relationship (she's now married to the same guy), and that allegedly Reid had been harassing her for a year.

Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual advances. People have been sacked for it, and rightly so.

G Eagle Esq said...

"we've all done silly things while under the influence"

Sehr geEhrter Paul

Some of us have not had to be under the inlfuence, to do silly things

..... and yet our Ladies and our children still seem to have that strange affection for us

Tot siens

G Eagle