British Blairite lord in cocaine and prostitutes scandal

This video from Britain says about itself:

26 July 2015

Baron John Sewel: Peer Resigns after Allegedly Snorting Cocaine with Prostitute’s Breast. The House of Lords peer responsible for overseeing standards.

By Zoe Streatfield in Britain:

Top peer quits over cocaine and prostitutes allegations

Monday 27th July 2015

Lord Sewel resigned from his £84,500 post as Deputy Speaker [of the House of Lords] yesterday after video footage emerged of him snorting cocaine with prostitutes.

As chairman of the Lords’ privileges and conduct authority, Mr Sewel was responsible for maintaining standards among peers and was supposed to lead by example.

Lord Speaker Baroness D’Souza said in a statement that the revelations were “both shocking and unacceptable.

“The House of Lords will continue to uphold standards in public life and will not tolerate departure from these standards.”

The 69-year-old is now facing a police investigation into to the incident, which is reported to have been filmed at his flat last week.

Earlier this month, Lord Sewel wrote for the Huffington Post about new powers that the House of Lords has gained to banish peers who breach the code of conduct.

He warned that “the actions of a few damage our reputation,” while adding that “all members now sign a declaration to obey the code and the seven principles of public life.”

Lord Sewel also praised the fact that “the requirement that members must always act on their personal honour has been reinforced.”

The former Labour peer was a close ally of Tony Blair and was involved in the creation of the Scottish Parliament.

The video allegedly shows him snorting cocaine off prostitutes’ bodies, making racist remarks about Asian women and boasting about his £200-a-day expenses allowance, while hinting that the system is not as generous as it was.

Lord Sewel, who claimed almost half a million pounds in expenses between 2001 and 2010, is not required to resign from the House of Lords until an investigation by peers has been conducted.

The real Lord Sewel scandal is financial, not sexual; by Suzanne Moore. Forget the salmon-coloured bra – what really shocks is the extent to which the peer’s ‘private life’ is subsidised by the taxpayer: here.

7 thoughts on “British Blairite lord in cocaine and prostitutes scandal

  1. I do not have a problem with Lord Sewell having sex with prostitutes and snorting cocaine or any drug, my problem with this scenario is how the class system is endorsed that this supposedly Lord who is working as a paid tax employee as a moral light as to how behavior should be and if the a so called lower class citizen found whit the same abuses may well end up in a totally different situation of punishment? whereas Sewell may well get suspended and be paid for this time and in months time when the dust settles will most likely be reinstated, it is this type of behavior that makes people no longer believe the system is reasonable or just and the system is just not workable in its present form.


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