A piece by Sam Coates, Deputy Political Editor of The Times, in today’s edition:
A civil servant who organises the diary of a minister has a second job as a prostitute, it was reported last night.
The official, who works as diary secretary for Dominic Raab in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, offered an undercover Daily Mirror reporter sexual services in exchange for money, the paper alleged.
The woman, 20, whose identity was not disclosed by the newspaper, indicated that she was prepared to have sex on Mr Raab’s office desk.
The paper said that the woman was “selling sex” on seekingarrangement. com, a website that allows “sugar daddies” to make financial arrangements with “sugar babies”. She said that she aimed to earn up to £5,000 a month from rich clients but always insisted that “everything is protected”.
She told the undercover reporter, who was posing as a wealthy businessman, that for £750 he could have “full undisputed access to me”.
Questions were raised about the minister’s security after the official described her role working for Mr Raab to the undercover reporter, saying: “I’m his PA. I deal with him on a daily basis. Basically, I organise his entire life. I know everything about him. I know his every move. I know where he is today.”
Dai Davies, a former royal protection chief for the Metropolitan Police, said: “This revelation should cause grave concerns for those responsible for protection of our most senior politicians. This individual knows a great deal of sensitive information yet she does not even know who she is revealing it to.
“If she is being so open with someone she has barely met, then she could be liable to blackmail.”
The diary secretary complained that the top Tory was “difficult”, “dismissive of women” and “thinks he’s prime minister”, the paper reported. She added that he had “tunnel vision” and revealed that he bought the same lunch from Pret a Manger every day.
She said: “I’m not his biggest fan. You have to be very straight with him. He finds it difficult dealing with women. He’s very dismissive.
“Our team . . . there are three women and two men and he struggles with that. So we find it very difficult to manage him. He’s very tunnel vision. He’s not very open-minded. Not very open to discussion. He’s difficult to work with. I think he thinks he’s the prime minister. “He puts himself above everybody . . . he’s not the favourite minister I’ve worked for.”
She added: “He’s an enjoyable challenge. I like being the strong woman who can handle him, showing the other women around me you don’t have to put up with his shit.
“He needs loosening up, he’s very uptight. I would love to get him high. He would lose his shit. When things go out of line he panics.”
Mr Raab and his aides did not return a request for comment. The housing ministry told the Daily Mirror: “We are aware of this allegation and are investigating. There is no suggestion any official information has been disclosed.”
Women are strong! Women are amazing!! Women will have sex with strangers on MPs’ desks for money!!!
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