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Harriet Harman’s indecent proposal 

We have to talk about Harriet again, I’m afraid. Usually I get into trouble when I talk about Harriet. Ah well.

Harriet claims that when she was at university a professor offered to bump up her grade if she slept with him. Harperson was studying politics at York University and says that the offer came from a man called Professor T V Sathyamurthy — and that she was most averse to the suggested arrangement. As you would expect. Somewhat demeaningly, the professor offered her only a 2:1 for a shag. You’d think he might have stretched to a first. But perhaps he was saving those up for even foxier students. The widow of the professor has poured doubt on Harriet’s allegations, saying she is sure that her former husband wouldn’t do something like that. All of this was revealed in Harriet’s memoirs – out this week! Hurry, hurry while stocks last. It will make a brilliant Christmas present for someone you deeply despise.

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