David Blackburn

Naughty Nokes

Naughty Nokes
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Life has imitated art – or Jilly Cooper in this case. The former chief executive of the National Pony Club, Caroline Nokes MP, 37, has been having a three year affair with a Tory toy boy, Councillor James Dinsdale, 27.

Theirs was an affair of hotel-room assignations and steamy conference meetings - Bournemouth has little else to commend it. They were outed by the Sunday Mirror. Mrs Nokes, a married mother of one, was photographed entering the Kensington Close Hotel last Monday night. Minutes later, Mr Dinsdale arrived, casually dressed in a blue hoodie. Taking a ‘Hug a Hoodie’ to extremes, Mrs Nokes checked out at 8:30 the following morning.

All Labour governments bankrupt themselves; the Tories often collapse under the weight of their own hypocrisy. David Cameron has pledged to manipulate the tax system to benefit married couples. It’ll go the way of ‘Back to Basics’ if there is a phalanx of cheats and lotharios in the ranks.