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Police search home of gay former Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers

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  1. Paul Brownsey 20 Nov 2013, 4:55pm

    No-one seems to be asking whether, as a Methodist minister, he attacked same-sex marriage. If he did, then we have Cardinal O;’Brien mark II.

  2. Ooh look, we have our own version of Mayor Ford!

    These things do make me wonder what’s being brushed under the carpet while the papers are so distracted with sleaze. Now would be a good time for the PM and his cronies to quietly bury some other skeletons they don’t want the press to be talking about.

    As is often the case, while the magician is waving his arms to keep your attention, the guerrilla is being whisked away from the behind the curtain.

  3. I don’t think it’s fair to compare him to Cardinal O’Brien. He was openly gay and was a trustee for THT. There is nothing to suggest he was a hypocrite when it comes to being gay.

    Rather than being an ‘evil banker’, he appears more to be a lonely old who has got sucked into destructive relationships with younger men and drugs. Sadly, there seems to be a trend of older men discovering ‘party’ drugs and Grindr, whereby younger men seem to gravitate towards them in return for free drugs.

    It seems that he has hardly been discrete and he has been incredibly naive. I have pity for him, rather than disgust.

    The toxic drug fuelled, sexualised culture of off-scene hookups sucks people in and destroys them.

    His lifestyle seems more consistent with Vauxhall, than up north. It seems to be spreading. It’s a sad sign of what we have in store over the coming years.

    Whilst is behaviour is abhorrent, stigma shouldn’t prevent people coming forward to seek help.

  4. I don’t think it’s fair to compare him to Cardinal O’Brien. He was openly gay and was a trustee for THT. There is nothing to suggest he was a hypocrite when it comes to being gay.

    Rather than being an ‘evil banker’, he appears more to be a lonely old who has got sucked into destructive relationships with younger men and drugs. Sadly, there seems to be a trend of older men discovering ‘party’ drugs and Grindr, whereby younger men seem to gravitate towards them in return for free drugs.

    It seems that he has hardly been discrete and he has been incredibly naive. I have pity for him, rather than disgust.

    The toxic drug fuelled, sexualised culture of off-scene hookups sucks people in and destroys them.

    His lifestyle seems more consistent with Vauxhall, than up north. It seems to be spreading. It’s a sad sign of what we have in store over the coming years.

    Whilst is behaviour is abhorrent, stigma shouldn’t prevent people from coming forward that need help.

  5. As a surprisingly enlightened entry in the Daily Mail’s comments said, “Leave the old goat alone!”.

    Nobody had heard of this guy before. The downward trajectory of this fairly insignificant bank began before he was made Chairman, and continued after he resigned. And in spite of their inglorious demise, they have not required a penny of taxpayer money. How many kilos of drugs do you think were snorted by the equally reckless but much smoother people working for the banks that we did have to bail out? This is the sad guy who was an amateurish a drug user as he was a banker, and got caught. And by whom? Some scumbags who were happy to enjoy his little parties and then ran and sold their sordid little stories to the Mail. Frankly, I’m more ashamed about sharing my sexual orientation with them than with Mr Flowers. I imagine, and sincerely hope, that the business of the little rent boy who kissed and told the DM this morning is going the same way as that of the Cooperative bank.

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