After another scandal in the cesspit of Pestminster, who will stop the rot?

The disturbing allegations made by a TV producer against a Tory mayoral candidate are just the latest ignominy from a political class that lurches from one tawdry affair to the next, writes Joy Lo Dico

Tuesday 27 June 2023 19:20 BST
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Why would Daisy Goodwin, screenwriter and TV producer, have made such an accusation against David Cameron’s former special advisor Daniel Korski? Ten years ago, after an informal meeting about making a television show about international trade for small businesses, Korski placed his hand on her breast uninvited. Or so she said.

The timing is terrible for him. Then just a backroom boy, Korski is now on the cusp of greatness as front runner to become the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London (his rival, Shaun Bailey, is mired in his own Partygate allegations). Korski was in a hustings when he heard The Times would be putting the story on the front page. He thought it serious enough to leave the meeting. And then he wrote a statement to counter the allegation – which he, of course, denies.

The main thrust of his complaint seemed to be that there has been no complaint. “Nothing was raised at the time,” he said. Goodwin says that, while she didn’t feel threatened, she was surprised and humiliated and went back to the office laughing it off. Who could she have complained to then?

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