The Tory deputy leader of Leicestershire County Council is facing a two-month suspension from his party group for viewing porn on a council laptop, it has emerged. David Sprason hit the headlines in November after an IT technician at the authority found a DVD entitled She Likes It Rough in his computer.
According to reports, however, it was not Sprason’s taste in hardcore entertainment which so offended his colleagues — but talking about it to press. According to the Leicester Mercury:
“Tory whips say Coun Sprason broke two party rules after giving an interview to the Mercury which resulted in a story that led to widespread coverage in the national media.”
Refusing to be cowed by prudes, Sprason’s candid remarks and co-operation in posing for photos (above) alongside his wife Sue and the incriminating laptop infuriated enraged his fellow Tories. He told the press:
”Me and the wife use things to help our relationship. That’s one of the tools we use. We both enjoy them.”
He will certainly have more time to spend with his wife (and his DVD collection) during the next two months.