Osborne’s Ex-checkered past

first_imgA former prostitute who was once pictured with Oxford alumnus George Osborne, and is now writing a set of memoirs which could prove embarrassing for him, has had her house raided by drugs police.Natalie Rowe, formerly known as “Mistress Pain” and “Miss Whiplash”, hosted a series of parties in the early 1990s, which Osborne attended regularly.The Chancellor, who had a demyship at Magdalen College, Oxford, knew “Mistress Pain” through her then-boyfriend, fellow Bullingdon Club member William Sinclair. Rowe informed reporters that she had once “definitely” seen cocaine on a table at one of the parties, and that Osborne had found her ample collection of whips and sex toys, adding, “He found it quite amusing”.The parties took place shortly before the start of his political career, and the picture shows him at a party supposedly held to celebrate Rowe’s pregnancy by Sinclair. “I remember vividly on that particular night I said to George, jokingly, ‘When you are prime minister one day I will have all the dirty goods on you.’”The raid took place 48 hours after the release date for her book was announced. Rowe claims the memoirs will be “embarrassing” for the Chancellor.“I’d like to think the fact that I’ve been unfairly targeted by the police has nothing to do with the fact that my book is about to be published, which happens to be very embarrassing for the Chancellor. But it’s certainly made me wonder,” Rowe told reporters.No drugs were found at the scene.The picture first surfaced when Osborne was shadow chancellor. He denied the “defamatory and untrue” allegations of drug-taking completely. David Cameron faced similar accusations during his early political career that he took cocaine as a younger man.The Bullingdon Club continues to be notorious, yet this behaviour is alien to the vast majority of Oxford students. “I wish OUCA meetings were this fun,” commented a first-year member of the Oxford University Conservative Association.last_img

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