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Rogues’ Gallery

The five Englishmen in the hottest water right now.

Michael Gove
The Conservative Party’s education secretary
The eighties Tory-revivalist exemplar has cut money to state schools, raised tuition at universities, and is generally thought to be responsible for putting rioters back in central London.

Ashley Cole
Chelsea soccer star and ex-husband of pop star Cheryl Cole
Perennially in disgrace for his alleged philandering, Cole was more recently in the headlines for shooting a work-experience student (i.e., an intern) in the side with an air rifle.

Sir Philip Green
Topshop boss and adviser to the prime minister on spending
He has made Topshop the benchmark of a successful English company but was outed for funneling a £1.2 billion dividend to his wife, Tina, who lives in gleeful tax exile in Monaco.

Prince Andrew
Younger brother of the Prince of Wales
On the eve of his nephew’s royal wedding, the prince has given the royal family a taste of bad publicity with his friendships and/or shady business dealings with figures like Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif, Jeffrey Epstein, and the son-in-law of the anti-democratic president of Kazakhstan.

Jim Broadbent
Lovable British actor, now playing Margaret Thatcher’s husband in the forthcoming biopic The Iron Lady.
Over on the right-wing side of London, the Telegraph’s blog is very worried that Broadbent is going to make Sir Denis Thatcher look like a fool after he was photographed on-set doing a silly walk.


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