Jacqui Smith apologises over TV porn affair

April 5th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI  

London, April 5, (ANI): British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has apologised following the humiliating admission that she claimed taxpayer-funded allowances for the cost of two porn films watched by her husband.

The 46-year-old has been fighting to salvage her credibility and future political career at a time when she is already under investigation by the Parliamentary watchdog for claiming the share in the house she rents from her sister as her “main residence”.

“I was angry and mortified that I had done it, that we had done it,” The Telegraph quoted her as saying.

“I thought that was the wrong thing to do and that’s why what we immediately did was apologise and pay the money back.

“It should never have got within a million miles of an expenses claim. That’s why I’ve apologised for it,” she added.

Jacqui further slammed reports that her marriage to Richard Timney was on the rocks as a result of the row.

She added: “We’ve got a strong relationship both personally and professionally - in terms of the work he does in my constituency office. And it’s still strong now.”

The adult films were viewed at 11.18pm on April 1 and 11.19pm on April 6, at her family home while Jacqui was staying in London. (ANI)

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