Omo, see gobe!
Lord Sewel, the deputy speaker of the House of Lords who was also responsible for enforcing standards in the Upper House, has quit the position after The Sun newspaper leaked photographs and a video of him allegedly taking cocaine while cavorting with £200 prostitutes.
As in, the footage showed him snorting powder from a woman’s breasts with a £5 note. As you do.
Lords Speaker Baroness D’Souza said he had also quit as chairman of the Lords privileges and conduct committee in the wake of the Sun on Sunday’s story. The Lord Speaker is appalled by his behaviour, calling it “shocking and unacceptable” and that she was referring him to the police. She stated:
Lord Sewel has this morning resigned as chairman of committees. The House of Lords will continue to uphold standards in public life and will not tolerate departure from these standards,” she said.
These serious allegations will be referred to the House of Lords commissioner for standards and the Metropolitan Police for investigation as a matter of urgency.”
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