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 Post subject: RIP Christine Keeler
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:16 pm 
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The Monica Lewinsky of her day, the model/showgirl/prostitute (depending on which version you want to believe) had affairs in the 1960's with British Secretary of War John Profumo and a Soviet diplomat. Her affair with Profumo may have been orchestrated by Soviet agents. After news of the affair broke, Profumo first denied it and then admitted it and resigned his seat in Parliament. The affair was also believed to be a major factor in the resignation of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan a couple of years later and the Conservative Party's fall from power in the next election.

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Age 75 (she was only 19 at the time of the affair)

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... r-obituary

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Christine Keeler
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What ever happened to John Profumo

Profumo didn’t do any of that. There was no comeback, and no attempt at one. He accepted that his career was ruined and never sought public sympathy. As extraordinary as his downfall was, the aftermath was unique. On June 5, 1963, he resigned from the government, from Parliament, and from the queen’s Privy Council. Not long afterward, he contacted Toynbee Hall, a charitable mission in the East End of London, and asked whether they needed any help. He started washing dishes and helping with the children’s playgroup, and he stayed for forty years. He disappeared amid the grimy tenements of east London and did good works till he died. And, with the exception of one newspaper article to mark Toynbee Hall’s centenary, he never said another word in public again.

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