Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

BLUNKETT LOVER IS DESERTED BY FRIENDS; Yet Another Affair Proves the Last Straw

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

BLUNKETT LOVER IS DESERTED BY FRIENDS; Yet Another Affair Proves the Last Straw

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Byline: KEITH DOVKANTS;PAUL WAUGH

FRIENDS of David Blunkett's former lover deserted her today and predict she could be forced to quit London.

Close associates say Kimberly Quinn's credibility is "shot to pieces" after revelations that she was having a second affair during her relationship with Mr Blunkett and could have been conducting a third.

They say her future in London, where she is publisher of The Spectator magazine, would be "intolerable" in the wake of her legal battle with Mr Blunkett, 57, over the paternity of her two-year-old son.

The disclosure of her affair with Guardian journalist Simon Hoggart has left American-born Mrs Quinn, 44, struggling to retain the support of friends who had rallied round following the bitter break-up of her relationship with the former Home Secretary.

Close friends of her 60-year-old husband Stephen said she is now expected to leave Britain once she has given birth to her second child and return to the US. …

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