NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
24th May, 1973 : Two Government ministers have resigned after admitting that they associated with prostitutes. They are Earl Jelicoe, the Lord privy Seal and Tory leader in the House of Lords, and Lord Lambton, a Defence Under-Secretary. Their extramural activities were spotted by the Secret Service. The Prime Minister, who is highly embarrassed by another Tory sex scandal, told MPs today that the Security Commission has been asked to verify there have been no security breaches or blackmail attempts. He is confident that there have been none. The scandal broke when photographs of Lord Lambton taken by a call-girl’s husband were sold to newspapers. By then he was already under surveillance.
[A cynic or a realist would say that more London prostitutes have the required high security clearance than rank and file members of MI5 and MI6]