December 08, 2006

British politics is boring

The naughty coupleJohn Prescott might be a naughty boy and Ron Davies might have had a moment of madness, but compared with the EU, British political scandals really don’t have much ‘va-va-voom’.

Europe’s second-highest ranking commissioner was fighting to save his political career last night over pictures showing him naked on a beach with his chief of staff. Günther Verheugen, who is married, is shown — wearing only a baseball cap — with his newly promoted aide, Petra Erler, on a nudist beach in Lithuania.

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  1. Rhys

    What’s the scandal here, people wearing basball caps on nudist beaches?

    08 Dec 2006, 12:20

  2. No, the scandal is that Commissioner Verheugen promoted Ms Erler to chief of staff over other people, while cavorting with the same said lady. And then went about proving it on a nudist beach.

    08 Dec 2006, 13:05


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