George Osborne Proves Hanging About With Drugs-Dealing Prostitutes Does Not Harm Your Career
ABC has news on phone hacking, George Osborne and a prostitute. Rachael Brown writes:
Of all the mysteries surrounding the British phone hacking scandal, it is the claims from a dominatrix linking Britain’s now chancellor George Osborne to drug use, prostitution and political subterfuge that may be the most intriguing.
Where is the News of The World when you need it, eh?
Mr Osborne, 41, is a close friend of prime minister David Cameron from university and is currently Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer. He lives next door to Mr Cameron at 11 Downing Street.
You’ve got to like the “lives next door” part. It’s the well-appointed company house. Brown is over-egging her pudding. She also mentions the part that Osbourne is a former member of the Bullingdon Club, the pot-smoking, pot-tossing, rabble rousers whose graduates include shagging London Mayor Boris Johnson and reformed illegal cannabis puffer Prime Minister David Cameron.
We meet Natalie Rowe, “former madam of the Black Beauties escort agency“. She is also known as Jennifer Shackleton, “Miss Whiplash” or “Mistress Pain”.
Her boyfriend at the time was William Sinclair – a friend of Mr Osborne, and the descendent of one of the biggest landowners in the UK. The pair were members of Oxford University’s Bullingdon Club…
In 2009, Rowe confided in media:
“I didn’t start off as a dominatrix – that developed because so many clients demanded kinky sex. It just so happened that I was a natural.”
She advertised her memoirs with this tableau:
“It’s time the truth was told about some of the men who could end up running the country. Men who have been on all fours before me, crying like babies, taking massive amounts of drugs as I whip them senseless.”
They paid for that? Hands up who would whip and abuse an MP for free?
We met Tory A:
“When he first came to see me I had no idea he was an MP. In fact, he claimed he was a breast surgeon and offered to give me a check-up. He would fondle my breasts for a good few minutes, checking for any lumps before saying, ‘No, everything’s fine.’ He used to turn up to see me in this long beige mac which, frankly, he looked a bit like a flasher in. He always used to bring a ‘special’ piece of equipment along which would enhance his sexual prowess. The truth is he was actually unable to perform without it.”
A photo of Maggie?
“I really fancied him when we first met at the home of one of his friends. At first he had no idea what I did for a living, but his wife kept giving me the evil eye. Then one day his friend let slip what I actually did and he booked me for a session. A lot of the men I meet are cold and uninteresting, but he had a good soul. But he would soon go off on a rant as soon as anyone mentioned politics. He was very critical of William Hague, the Tory leader at the time. He said after hoovering up a line of coke ‘I’ll be Prime Minister one day’ and I joked, ‘And I’ll have all the evidence on you.’ He paid me £360 plus pop, which means he had to pay for cocaine on top.”
“I’d turn up for sessions at his home … but what was bizarre is that he was still living with his mum and she’d be in the house while it was going on… One night he was having a session with me and another girl and we got so bored we left him handcuffed to his radiator for a couple of hours while we went out to a nightclub.”
“I was gobsmacked when he told me, but I guess it takes all sorts. I couldn’t work out what was in it for her. I think it was so he could indulge in one or two of his fantasies. We had one session, but then he never called again and I was left wondering whether it was something I’d done – or maybe hadn’t done.”
“What initially happened was is that William and George… I’d left them at my apartment. I initially kept [my job] a secret from William. I mean, they knew that I had an escort agency but they didn’t know what I did. When I got back they’d found the paddles and the whips, the chains and the handcuffs. But they found it quite amusing. And you know I thought it was going to be a more horrific an experience, that William was going to be really peed off by his girlfriend, you know, doing … what was she doing with all this stuff. But it’s come clean. And I said, ‘look, [I] like to dominate men’. And George was intrigued indeed about that side of me.”
Well, so are we. It is intriguing stuff. La Vice Anglais is always newsworthy. Just as it was in the past. But Rowe never advanced the story. She provided no proof. She’s back because of news that her phone was hacked. But so too was Osborne’s phone – and he never sued the NoTW.
The Spectator reports on Rebekah Brooks’ testimony:
She replied that it was a “matter of public knowledge that George Osborne had the idea”. Ideed, it is widely believed that it was Osborne who pursued Andy Coulson after the latter left the News of the World. In fact, some Tories hold him responsible for drawing the party too close to News International, believing it to be another indication of his mercurial political acumen.In 1994 Ms Rowe became pregnant to Mr Sinclair. They threw a party to celebrate. Photographs taken that night show Mr Osborne smiling with his arm around Ms Rowe. A white powder on the table in front of them is said to be cocaine… she says Mr Osborne took the drug “on a regular basis” with her and his friends.
Anorak has an open mind of illegal drugs. If Osborne ddi take cocaine, then it appears to have done him no obvious harm. But, then, chances are that the rich can afford the good stuff while the rest make do with blend of Vim, aspirin and anything else powdery best kept under the kitchen sink.
“On that particular night he had taken a line, and I said to George jokingly that when you’re prime minister one day I’ll have all the dirty goods on you, and he laughed and took a big fat line of cocaine. I mean it’s been said in the newspapers that he was at university. He wasn’t. At the time he was working for [former Tory leader now foreign secretary] William Hague. I remember that vividly because he called William Hague insipid and I didn’t know what the word meant. I do now. So he definitely was in government by then, but I think he was getting more and more of a high profile.”
Rowe sold her story:
After some negotiation, Ms Rowe decided to sell her story to The Sunday Mirror. She was then shocked when on the same day it was published on page one of the News Of The World. Police have since told her that reporters from Rupert Murdoch’s biggest selling newspaper were hacking her phone.
She says the NoTW piece was less than flattering. The editorial thundered:
“Mr Osborne robustly condemns drugs for the destruction they wreak.”
Mr Osborne’s office claimed the stories that appeared were defamatory and untrue.
Brown then makes her point:
Despite this, in the six years since then the now chancellor has never sued a newspaper or Ms Rowe about the prostitution and drugs claims.
That’s the thing isn’t it? Does Osborne address the claims and lay himself open to an invasion into his private life? Or does he ride it out? An allegation remains only that – an allegation.