Sex, lies and the law: Lord Denning and the Profumo Affair – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted December 12th, 2013 in inquiries, judges, legal history, news, reports by sally

‘While the Profumo affair took place just over 50 years ago, it never seems to have left the public arena for very long. This month sees a new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical open to tell the story of Stephen Ward, the man who “pimped” Christine Keeler, the call girl at the centre of the affair. It is also the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Denning Report into the British political scandal and an apt time to reflect on what the report teaches us about public inquiries and the atmosphere of the time.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 11th December 2013