Parliament Pays For It. Literally.

Mark Oaten

The Lib Dem party over in the UK is reeling from yet another scandal, this one involving an MP who has been enjoying regular visits from a 23-year-old rent boy. Mark Oaten, the Home Affairs Spokesman for the party has stepped down.

The disclosure that Mr. Oaten, 41, a former contender for the leadership, had allegedly paid £80 a time for sex with a man, dismayed and shocked party leaders.

According to the paper, Mr. Oaten first contacted the unnamed man – then aged 23 – in 2004 through a gay website, and they met regularly over a six-month period. On one occasion, a second male prostitute was said to have been involved.

A threesome with hot male hustlers? Damn, the Brits have all the fun. But considering the guy has a wife and a couple of rugrats at home, we can’t really approve of this sort of thing.

Why can’t gay politicians just be gay? Why do they have to go all Ennis Del Mar on their families? And £80? That’s less than $150 U.S. At the very least the guy is certainly thrifty with his man-whores.

Lib Dems left reeling by Oaten rent boy scandal [The Independent]