Rockard, in a still from an interview on his YouTube channel.
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Porn star Johnny Rockard’s shameful double life as Ukip candidate revealed

Shock scandal in Bristol.

Beloved adult entertainer Johnny Rockard has been outed today by the Mirror as leading a double life as a crypto-fascist. Under the pseudonym “John Langley”, the 49-year-old is not only the vice chairman of Ukip in Bristol, but is also running as a candidate in the local elections there next month.

However, he has insisted he has “nothing to be embarrassed about”, telling the paper:

Ukip is a working class party which appeals to working class people.

Normal people go to the pub and enjoy a pint and then probably go home and enjoy adult entertainment. What people do in their private lives is really up to them.”

Rockard – who, as well as performing, is also a “talent scout, manager and promoter” – has been in the business for more than 30 years, and is understandably proud of his entrepreneurship over that period. However, he has caused controversy before – in January 2014, the University of the West of England threatened him and porn actor Xzena with legal action for shooting a porn film on campus without permission.

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Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary mean for policy?

The political and policy-based implications of the new Secretary of State for International Trade.

Only Nixon, it is said, could have gone to China. Only a politician with the impeccable Commie-bashing credentials of the 37th President had the political capital necessary to strike a deal with the People’s Republic of China.

Theresa May’s great hope is that only Liam Fox, the newly-installed Secretary of State for International Trade, has the Euro-bashing credentials to break the news to the Brexiteers that a deal between a post-Leave United Kingdom and China might be somewhat harder to negotiate than Vote Leave suggested.

The biggest item on the agenda: striking a deal that allows Britain to stay in the single market. Elsewhere, Fox should use his political capital with the Conservative right to wait longer to sign deals than a Remainer would have to, to avoid the United Kingdom being caught in a series of bad deals. 

Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman. He usually writes about politics.