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In a parallel Westminster, my ex-lover Connie Male is grooming herself for power…

I fell in love with Mrs Male long before she went into national politics. She was married to Victor Male, who was on Streatham borough council. She worked in an East Croydon solicitor’s office when I first met her, but she found her degree to be more useful at Gault Thomson, a small accountancy firm in those days. When Vic burnt out on the council, she stood in the same ward and won it easily. I still saw her if she had time for me, though I was living north of the river by then. We generally met at lunchtime…

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