Wednesday, 25 June 2008

146: Keith Hampson 2 - Private Eye

cover for “Private Eye” 18 May 1984

Just to add to the scandal, Hampson was not merely a Conservative MP. Oh no. he was also the Private Secretary to Michael Heseltine, the Secretary of State for Defense. Hampson, of course, resigned.
Poofs? Check. AIDS? Check. A little ahead of the wave there, Private Eye boys. All in the worst possible taste.

This also explains the comment about “The Ministry of Defense” in Stanley Franklin’s cartoon of 28 September 1984.

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