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Former 'porn expense' MP eyes cushy £77K BBC job

Former British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, who became infamous for claiming expenses for adult films watched by her husband, is standing for a plush job with the BBC.

world Updated: Aug 01, 2010, 18:14 IST
ANI

Former British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, who became infamous for claiming expenses for adult films watched by her husband, is standing for a plush job with the BBC.

Smith, 47, also said a London house owned by her sister was her main residence, allowing her to claim second-home allowances on her family home. She lost her seat at the May election.

She has now applied to be vice-chairman of the corporation's ruling Trust.

The job is worth 77,000 pound a year for a two-and-a-half-day week, plus generous perks.

"I don't know how she's got the nerve. I'm not sure she's quite what we are looking for at a time we are desperately trying to repair our own battered image," The News of the World quoted a BBC insider, as saying.

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