Strangely enough Guido is aware of rumours concerning an actual Labour minister who was caught up in Operation Ore, the FBI initiated investigation into perverts who gave their credit card details to a website in order to download kiddie porn. It is common knowledge in senior Labour circles. He has not been publicly exposed – yet.
As if New Labour didn’t have enough problems in reality already, the police are charging Chris Langham, the star of the BBC4 political satire The Thick of It on 15 counts of making indecent images of children. The actor was first arrested in connection with a police investigation into internet crime in December and bailed after questioning. Guido realises, despite the headline, that he only plays a fictional New Labour minister.