|Sophie Wittams the young|
mum Newmark sexted
Newmark, who was born in the United States, announced his decision two weeks after he resigned from a junior ministerial post over a story in a Sunday newspaper saying he had sent sexually explicit pictures of himself to an undercover male reporter posing as a woman.
His announcement that he was quitting parliament came as the Sun on Sunday newspaper said Newmark had sent a second set of nude pictures of himself, to a “young mum”.
In the Mail on Sunday newspaper, Newmark wrote that he would stand down at the next election “in response to what seems to be a new text-and-tell story.” “Late at night, I began a series of flirtations in response to approaches from women on social media,” he wrote. “Deep inside, I knew I was playing with fire. Now it has consumed me and my family.” He said he was starting residential psychiatric treatment to try to “salvage my life and my family.”
We wish him success at his counselling and at restoring relationships within his family. We also wish he had sought counselling long before now.
The circumstances of Newmark’s departure provide more bad publicity for the Conservatives at a time when they are trying to address a growing threat from the anti-EU UK Independence Party.
People, even supposedly smart people, just don't get it. If you have nude photos of yourself on your computer or phone, the second you put them on the internet, or text them to someone, you have no control over what happens to them. And if you are a well-known person, like a politician, a movie star, rock star, sports star, etc., they 'will be made public'.