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Profumo

John (Dennis). born 1915, British Conservative politician; secretary of state for war (1960--63). He resigned after a scandal that threatened the government of Harold Macmillan
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Ninety-year-old John Profumo, the former Stratford-upon-Avon MP forced to resign as a Cabinet Minister over the Christine Keeler affair in 1963, arrives at the memorial service for Sir Edward Heath; Prime Ministers present and past: Tony Blair, Baroness Thatcher and John Major
John Profumo, pictured recently (right), was forced to resign as a Cabinet minister in the sixties because of his affair with callgirl Christine Keeler (left).
Clare Short yesterday stepped up her calls on Tony Blair to quit saying he had behaved worse than shamed John Profumo.
A BID by MPs from all political parties forformer Stratford Conservative MP John Profumo to be honoured by the government is gathering momentum.
"It is hard to believe that 40 years ago Dudley MP George Wigg was the lone MP who exposed John Profumo in the House of Commons in 1963.
ALTHOUGH he only died on Friday at the age of 91, John Profumo seems as far away from our world as bomb-sites, black-and-white televisions and children being told, "Wait until your father gets home."
According to official records Macmillan wrote to the Queen to express 'deep regret' over the 'tragic' events in which War Secretary John Profumo was forced to resign after admitting his affair with call girl Christine Keeler.
The play revolves around the night Prime Minister Harold Macmillan discovered his defence minister John Profumo had lied to the House of Commons about his affair with call-girl Christine Keeler.
1963: War minister John Profumo resigned, admitting he misled the House of Commons about his relationship with Christine Keeler.
John Profumo resigned following a scandal Robert Kennedy was assassinated
1963: War minister John Profumo, above, resigned, admitting he misled the House of Commons about his relationship with Christine Keeler.