There's nothing particularly astounding about a leaked video purporting to show a career politician snorting cocaine with a gaggle of prostitutes. In this country, it's par for the course. And in places like Italy, it's in basically in the smallprint of their contract. So why are we so intrigued by the video of former deputy speaker of the House, Lord Sewel, hoovering booger sugar with a couple of £200 prostitutes? Well, it's because Lord Sewel is chairman of the Lords' privileges and conduct committee, meaning it is literally his job to ensure that politicians don't hoover booger sugar with any number of £200 prostitutes, among other indiscretions. The Sun, who released the video, said it best in their SHOUTING headline:
Essentially, Lord Sewel not only lined up on the cricket crease of political scandal, but he faced the first ball and hit that fucker for six. While on cocaine. Watch below:
Watching Sewel in the video, you almost have to commend the man for his level of arrogance. He happily tells the prostitutes that he receives £200 a day in lieu of expenses, which he reserves for his more illicit vices. Even if I was high on cocaine and hanging out with sex workers, I think I'd keep the £1000 a month I receive from the public quiet. I mean, some people have to work extremely hard for that sort of money. Some have to have sex with 69-year-old Labour peers for that sort of money.
Sewel has resigned. House of Lords Speaker Baroness D'Souza called his alleged behaviour "shocking and unacceptable" and said she'd be reporting him to the police. Here's a screengrab for the ages:
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