January 21, 2006

JUST FOLD THE WHOLE PARTY:

Oaten resigns over rent boy claim (BBC, 1/21/06)

Former Liberal Democrat leadership challenger Mark Oaten has stood down as the party's home affairs spokesman over an alleged affair with a rent boy.

Mr Oaten released a statement apologising for the "embarrassment" caused to his family, friends and the Liberal Democrat party.

Married Mr Oaten, 41, and the MP for Winchester, dropped out of the Lib Dem leadership race this week. [...]

Mr Oaten's resignation as home affairs spokesman comes only two weeks after the party's leader, Charles Kennedy, stepped down after admitting he had received treatment for a drink problem.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 21, 2006 5:03 PM
Comments

May we surmise that "rent boy" means something other than someone who collecte the rent for some landlord?

Posted by: Lou Gots at January 21, 2006 5:32 PM

the American equivalent is "gay hustler".

Posted by: toe at January 21, 2006 8:27 PM

Alcohol and rent boys: "The Liberal Democrats: The party party!"

Posted by: O. N. Laster at January 21, 2006 8:28 PM

Doesn't the name "Barney Frank" spring to mind for any one else?

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at January 22, 2006 10:59 AM

Well, he was home affairs spokesman.

Posted by: pchuck at January 22, 2006 11:19 AM
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