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The Liberal Democrats just got a lot more press coverage, but again for all the wrong reasons: BBC – Oaten resigns over rent boy claim.

Yep – that’s rent boy. (So much worse than simply “prostitute” don’t you think? Got those added layers of objectification and hints of paedophilia – after all, when was the last time you saw a 23-year-old man referred to as a “boy” in any other context?)

News of the World managing editor Stuart Kuttner said Mr Oaten had been confronted with details of a relationship with a 23-year-old rent boy by reporters from the Sunday paper.

Aaaah! The good old News of the World, the least principled paper in the country, once again standing up for our nation’s morals by forcibly outing a politician most people have never heard of. Lovely…