One of the most bizarre tales to ever come out of Westminster

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    You'd be hard-placed to find a country that does political scandals as well as England.
    But one involving a prominent politician, a jilted former lover, an amateur hitman and the unfortunate death of a dog still manages to read like a work of fiction.
    In 1979, the former leader of Britain's Liberal Party Jeremy Thorpe went on trial for conspiracy to murder, accused of hiring a hitman to kill a former gay lover who was threatening to destroy his political career.
    The story of his downfall sits right up there with the most bizarre tales to ever come out of Westminster.
    John Preston wrote a book about it, A Very English Scandal, which is now being turned into a TV series with Hugh Grant playing the role of Thorpe, and Benjamin Whishaw the former lover.

    A Very English Scandal: One of the most bizarre tales to ever come out of Westminster - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):







    Original: http://whatisinthenewstoday.blogspot.com/2018/02/one-of-most-bizarre-tales-to-ever-come.html
    By: johngawler
    Posted: February 10, 2018, 7:04 am

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