The UK is dealing with a huge scandal this morning as the Sunday Mirror is reporting some rather disturbing information that includes text messages, photos and undercover video that shows a Muslim government official involved with male escorts.
According to the Sunday Mirror, Labour MP Keith Vaz paid for the services of male escorts. The married father-of-two paid for the men to visit him one evening last month at a flat he owns in London, it claims.
Vaz is also the chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee which monitors crime, prostitution and drugs policy.
Several UK newspapers say Mr Vaz, 59, is stepping down as committee chairman.
FROM THE MIRROR:
He is one of the most influential MPs in the House of Commons and is currently overseeing the biggest shake-up of Britain’s prostitution laws in a generation.
But today the Sunday Mirror can reveal Keith Vaz, a married father of two, is leading a double life paying young male escorts for sex.
Mr Vaz last met two Eastern European prostitutes eight days ago, even though he is chair of a powerful parliamentary group probing vice and drugs.
And as the talk ranged from sex to pets, Mr Vaz eventually said: “We need to get this party started.”
He also spoke about having had unprotected sex via text:
VAZ: Hello just back u ok?
PERSON: We r perfect. How r u? Just wondering when u free so we can plan the day 😉
VAZ: Have you f____ed (explicit term for sex) him yet?
PERSON: Not yet waiting for you.
VAZ: Really no go ahead try him out send me a picture. Send me a picture of him when you get chance and pick some poppers for tomorrow.
VAZ: Someone will need to break him tonight ________________.
PERSON: Not if u so horny. And he is 😉
VAZ: Send me a picture please. Don’t forget the poppers.
And ahead of the meeting he had sent a series of texts in which he jokingly called himself one of the men’s “pimp” and “bank manager”.
Mr Vaz paid the escorts in cash.
Money was also paid into a bank account used by one of them by a man linked to a charity set up by the MP.
While chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Mr Vaz has publicly said he was “not convinced” that men who pay for sex should face prosecution.
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