Sadly it appears that Blunkett has lost it over Mrs Kimberly Quinn (née Fortier). The allegations are coming thick and fast in the Sunday papers. During the affair he is alleged to have;
- Used his influence as Home Secretary to obtain a visa for Leoncia ‘Luz’ Casalme, Mrs Quinn’s Filipina nanny.
- Sent his official government driver to pick up the nanny’s passport.
- Arranged first-class train tickets for his mistress at public expense that were intended for use by him as an MP.
- Shared confidential security information with Mrs Quinn during “pillow talk”.
- Ordered a policeman to stand outside Mrs Quinn’s Mayfair home to safeguard her against anti-capitalist rioting that had been expected during a May Day demonstration.
- Used his government chauffeur to drive Mrs Quinn to his home in Derbyshire for weekend trysts.
- Took Mrs Quinn, the publisher of The Spectator, to Spain for a wedding, accompanied by four security men and a driver, with much of the cost allegedly met by the taxpayer.
When Mrs Quinn’s son needed a US passport Blunkett pulled strings to help.
Blunkett’s spin doctor says “He did not put any pressure on the American embassy. She needed to get a passport quickly for William and he rang the embassy and asked them how to go about it.” Seems like string pulling to me, when one of the most powerful government ministers rings an embassy official asking for how to get a passport for his mistress’ son, the official would surely get the hint.
Since the affair ended it is alleged that;
- Blunkett has sent Mrs Quinn as many as 10 letters from his lawyers demanding DNA tests to establish whether he is the father of her unborn baby.
- Blunkett is alleged to have written to Mrs Quinn, who is heavily pregnant, detailing the times and locations of their meetings during a three-year affair.
- Blunkett and Mrs Quinn have already obtained private DNA test results that prove her two-year-old son William was fathered by Blunkett.
- Blunkett has sent letters day after day, 10 in total.
She began the three year affair with Blunkett three months after getting married. Mrs Quinn is said to have lost two stones in weight and to be on the verge of a breakdown because of his determined campaign. She finds him very bullying and overpowering, accusing him of being “paranoid” and of wanting to “nail me”.
I’d say nailng her is the cause of his troubles.