I'm so ashamed, says 'teen lover' of MP Eric Joyce

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From the Sunday papers: Lampard's uncle is a paedophile and Harry makes a splash in Rio

LAST UPDATED AT 11:31 ON Sun 11 Mar 2012

THE TEENAGER who claims to have been the lover of disgraced MP Eric Joyce has told the Mail on Sunday that she is "completely ashamed" of her relationship with him. Meg Lauder, who is now 19, says she had sex with the Labour politician in the run-up to the 2010 general election while she was a campaign volunteer. "I can't bear to read Lolita," she tells the paper. Joyce escaped prison on Friday after he admitted headbutting another MP in a House of Commons bar last month...

ANNE SINCLAIR, the wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has attacked people who criticise her for staying with her philandering husband in an interview with The Sunday Times. "Nobody can tell me what to do," she says. "Telling other people how to live their lives in the name of feminism - that I don't accept." The former TV show host adds that she does not regret that her husband's political career is over after a series of sex scandals...

ENGLAND footballer Frank Lampard's uncle is a paedophile who tried to groom a 13-year-old girl on the internet, according to the Sun on Sunday. The paper reports that 36-year-old Paul Lamb, whose wife Gwen is the sister of Lampard's father, was caught in a police sting. Lampard said he was "disgusted" to discover the truth about his uncle after Lamb was given a one-year suspended prison sentence...

CHRISTIANS do not have the right to wear the crucifix at work, the Government will argue in a court case at the European Court of Human Rights. The Sunday Telegraph reports that ministers believe that because the symbol is not a "requirement" of the faith employers should be able to ban the cross and sack workers who wear it. Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury accused the Government of "dictating" to Christians...

SOME of Britain's most popular game shows could be forced off air over gambling rules, reports the Mail on Sunday. It says the Gambling Commission has launched an investigation into shows like Deal Or No Deal and Red or Black?, which could be breaking the law because they do not contain an element of skill. It is against the law to run non-skill games for money without a licence, and even if they have one broadcasters may have to move the shows to a post-watershed time slot...

PRINCE HARRY is worth "1,000 politicians" said culture secretary Jeremy Hunt after the royal brought the carnival atmosphere to Rio in Brazil. He ran a mile for Sport Relief (while wearing a mask of his brother, William), coached a rugby session and played beach volleyball on Sugarloaf Mountain at the launch of an Olympic-themed tourism push. The Sunday Times reports that he also visited a favela, and that a gangland gun battle broke out nearby while he was there...

THE partner of Britain's first male mother has revealed how the pressure of parenthood forced them to split. Jason, 24, told the Sun on Sunday how his transgender partner, named as Paul in the paper, woke him one morning at seven to tell him he was pregnant. Jason said he was stunned to discover he was becoming a father and explained that despite overcoming pejudice over the pregnancy his relationship with the baby's other father collapsed...

JEWISH comic Jackie Mason has told Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs that Jews and blacks "no longer suffer from racism". The Mail on Sunday claims his comments have plunged the BBC into the "centre of a race row". He said young people were unconcerned by creed and colour, but some people believe in discrimination because they are stuck in the past. "I see this with all the minorities. You can't get a job somewhere. He can't admit to himself that he is inadequate – they'll claim it's anti-Semitism," he said... · 

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