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Brit Taxpayers Paid for Porn

Jacqui Smith, Britain’s Home Secretary, is the latest casualty of the Labour government’s embarrassing and sweeping expenses scandal, where members of Parliament and the Cabinet wrote off large personal sums as work expenses. Smith will step down after news surfaced her husband expensed large sums on her behalf, including two porn films. The Children’s Minister and the Cabinet Office Minister will also leave before the election, which is expected to be one of the worst for the Labour Party. More blood-letting to come: Chancellor Alistair Darling, and others, are also expected to be shuffled out of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s disgraced Cabinet. The shadow foreign secretary William Hague said the government has “lost all authority and the ability to govern.”