An email address created by SNP MP Michelle Thomson was used to sign up to Ashley Madison, a website that facilitates adulterous affairs. I’d be hypocritical to condemn adultery, or even indulging in adulterous behaviour while being paid for working on behalf of clients (What? Of course my investigating whether Rachel H was a natural readhead (she was) had relevance to the project …)
But we expect a little better from our MPs. At least they could be a bit discreet about it.
Michelle, whose husband works long hours she whines, has denied using the email to create an Ashley Madison account and claims she is the victim of some prankster who signed her up for the cheating website without her knowledge.
The email address, which it would be ungentlemany to reveal even though I don’t fancy her myself, has come to light following a hack of Ashley Madisons database of users. Ms. Thompson said:
Along with potentially millions of others, an out-of-use email address seems to have been harvested by hackers. I am not aware of or in contact with either Avid Life or Ashley Madison and look forward to finding out more about what has actually happened.
However, having a personal email address linked to an account doesnt mean that person is really a user of Ashley Madison. Users are able to sign up to the site without responding to an email verification, meaning anyones email address could have been used to create an account.
How many other innocent politicians are victims of this cruel prank? Check if your MP was using Ashley Madison to arrange an illicit shag while they were picking up wages for looking after your interests and more to the point, if they were claiming flowers, restaurant bills, hotel rooms that can be booked by the hour, condoms and lubricant on expenses here