Spare a thought for Damian Green. As the Cabinet Office investigation into whether or not he broke the ministerial code over allegations of inappropriate behaviour continues, the Secretary of State is in the news once again.
This time, a former Scotland Yard detective has told BBC News that he was ‘shocked’ by the amount of pornography viewed on a computer seized from Green’s Commons office, during a 2008 inquiry. However, Green has made clear that he himself never watched or downloaded pornography on the computer.
This isn’t the first time someone in Parliament appears to have caused havoc in Green’s name online. Back in 2015, Green had to deny involvement with the adultery website Ashley Madison after his private email address was found among millions leaked by hackers. The address was apparently used from a computer in Parliament in 2007 and whoever was behind the account typed in the maiden name of Green’s mother – Lyons – for the security question.
Happily, Green was on hand to clarify that it had ‘nothing to do with me’:
‘I don’t know who has used this account. I’ve had so many email accounts over the years. I may have had an AOL address many years ago. I have never registered for an account with Ashley Madison.’
Mr S hopes Green can find a technology expert to help him with his security problems going forward…