Rogues’ Gallery

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Rogues’ Gallery