Whiff of scandal drifts into college car park
You pull up in your car at Fareham College, ready for a busy day of studying. Next to you another driver is getting out of his car. It's probably a student, but could he instead be heading for a dungeon session with Mistress Sarah?
The Hampshire college has found itself inadvertently associated with a racy scandal, which goes all the way to the top of Portsmouth City Council: councillor David Fuller, deputy chairman of the council's licensing committee, has allegedly been holding sex parties with a dominatrix at his suburban home.
"I don't do anything illegal," the councillor told the Southern Daily Echo, which broke the story. But he does advise evening visitors to park at the college or the nearby St Philip Howard Church, thus committing the only real sin of suburbia: parking infringements.
Nigel Duncan, the college principal, said he locks the car park at night. Nice try, but these guys love locks: it might only encourage them.
Perhaps we should look to the church for guidance. "They make their own moral decisions," Father John Humphreys said. "But from our point of view it's not right that these people are being told to use our car park. It's an outrage."