August 10, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) 69-year-old Baron John Sewel, a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords in the U.K., was recently filmed snorting cocaine with prostitutes at a party.
In the footage, released by The Sun, the politician was told “You’re such a party animal!” by one of the escorts. To which he replied, “I know. Disgusting, isn’t it?”
Ironically, Sewel is in charge of reviewing the conduct of other “lords.” He even has the power to banish those who break the rules of conduct. Writing in an op-ed for the Huffington Post before the controversy, Sewel said that “The actions of a few damage our reputation….Scandals make good headlines. All Members now sign a declaration to obey the code and the seven principles of public life. No system of regulation can be perfect, but the House of Lords has come a long way since 2010 in improving its regulation of its Members and punishing the small number who misbehave. Today’s new sanctions strengthen the regime further.”
According to witnesses, the politician snorted three large lines of cocaine in a 45-minute timespan, surely not the work of a first-timer. In one portion of the video, Sewel can be seen wearing a bra and a leather jacket while smoking a cigarette, while in another portion of the video he strips fully nude for the escorts.
He was also caught disparaging Prime Minister David Cameron, calling him “the most facile, superficial prime minister that there has ever been.” Unsurprisingly, David Cameron responded to the video by alluding to the fact that Sewel will soon be removed from his post in the House of Lords. However, it is likely that Sewel will resign before he is fired, as in a recent statement he said he would be taking a leave of absence.
In the short statement he said, “I have no intention of returning to the House of Lords in any way until the current investigations have been completed, when in the light of their outcome I will review my long-term position, I believe this is compatible with due process.”
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