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Political sex scandals are the public's guilty pleasure. They're something that nobody wants to talk about, but everyone, it seems, wants to read about.

4th December, 2004

Political sex scandals are the public's guilty pleasure. They're something that nobody wants to talk about, but everyone, it seems, wants to read about.

The most recent dish - British home secretary David Blunkett's affair with Kimberly Quinn, or ‘Nannygate', as it has now been dubbed - has ignited yet another debate about public scrutiny of politicians' private lives.

It was alleged last week that Blunkett helped process the visa application of Quinn's Filipina...

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