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Bonkers... a very British scandal

It was an old-school tabloid sting that caught Lord Coke with his pants down

Joe O'Shea

Published 02/08/2015 | 02:30

Sun on Sunday's major scalp: Lord Sewel
Sun on Sunday's major scalp: Lord Sewel

It's 'A Very British Sex-Scandal' - a fruity-voiced peer of the realm, some light cross-dressing, prostitutes, class-A drugs and the popular press out for blood. The Sun on Sunday can claim its first big scalp, using the kind of old-school, hidden-camera stunt which had been the trademark of its previous incarnation, The News of the World.

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And with disgraced peer Lord Sewel (eventually) apologising and resigning from the House of Lords - to avoid "damaging an institution I hold dear" - the scandal has reached its expected conclusion.

There is still the little matter of the police investigation (Lord Sewel's grace-and-favour London apartment was searched by serious crime detectives some 24-hours after the story broke).

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