Christine Keeler dead; British call girl who had affair with John Profumo was 75

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  1. Robert

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    I recall this woman from England. You know you are getting old when you recall who she is and what the huge scandal was all about. Some blamed her for bringing a powerful Englishman down. At the time, she was as sexy as any movie star, more than most in fact.

    I learned of her as a soldier in the American Army when i was based in Germany. I recall looking out the windows at the airport where i served my final duty days and thinking that I was seeing a sight I never would see again. The buildings of Schweinfurt.

    But this woman died. I wonder who recalls the scandal?

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...-who-had-affair-with-john-profumo-was-75.html

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    Major headlines back in the day. Brought down the Brit conservative government under McMillan and brought in Labour under Wilson.
     
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    Will you connect the dots for me. I did not know that. Profumo was the person who slept with a call girl that slept with a Russian agent.
     
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    There had been a number of scandals dealing with intelligence breaches after WW II what with several Brit officials being found to be spies over the years. Some of these troubles owing to homosexuals in the Brit foreign service (no real surprise in that regard since homosexuality is prevalent in the espionage profession) and wild parties being held at taxpayer expense. As with the Republicans in the USA, Brit conservatives proclaimed themselves to be of a moral bent only to be found to having a considerable amount of degenerates within their ranks. Further, just about all the guilty parties in government were of the upper crust - dilettante types - and Brits love to see them get their butts kicked when they screw up. After the disclosures that came form the scandal there were a couple of suicides. Took a while for that party to re-emerge in power.

    Can't be more specific as my memory just isn't good enough to remember further details.
     
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    They Profumo scandal broke at the time I was serving in the US Army in Germany. We got wind of it as i believe reading Stars and Stripes. A military paper. i believe at the PX, papers from the USA though late were available as well.

    But never till you blamed conservatives was i told it was the conservatives fault to the exclusion of the left wingers.

    You made such a bold comment I figured you had back up.

    I find that Profumo indeed was one of the conservatives but he pretty much went down in flames alone.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profumo_affair

    Can it be we are the only older people that know this?
     

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