Eric Joyce’s Secret Schoolgirl Lover

The Daily Record has an excellent scoop this morning alleging that the disgraced Labour MP Eric Joyce has been having an affair with a campaign staffer thirty-two years his junior. He met Meg Lauder when she was 17 and still at school, when she worked part time for him during the 2010 election. She’s said to be very smitten…

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has signed Joyce’s political death warrant:

“This is a man who has abused his position of power and authority. I’m disgusted, regardless of any other issues. I think this makes Eric Joyce unfit to stand for the Labour Party.”

Both Labour and the SNP could do without a tight by-election right now, but it’s looking increasingly likely…




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John McDonnell tells the Gallery/Lobby lunch what the priest told him to do…

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