Max Mosley under pressure to resign following News of the World story
31 March 2008

Motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, has distanced itself from allegations in a Sunday newspaper about its president Max Mosley. The News of the World accused the 67-year old of taking part in a “sadomasochistic Nazi orgy”, and posted video extracts of its material on its website, notw.co.uk.Mosley, who is the son of Oswald Mosley, the founder of the pre-war British Union of Fascists, is under increasing pressure to resign over the story. But the FIA said that the story was a “matter between Mr Mosley and the paper in question” and stated that Mosley’s lawyers have been in contact with the News of the World.Karen Pollock, chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, told The Times, "This is sick and depraved. For anyone to be in such a position of influence and power beggars belief. I am absolutely appalled."Veteran British driver Stirling Moss said, "I don't see how he can continue. I hope he can, frankly, because I think he's very good at what he does. I suppose what goes on behind closed doors is his business but when a thing comes out like this . . . it's an absolute shocker."However, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone appeared to lend his support to Mosley. He told The Times, “I don't honestly believe [it] affects the sport in any way. Knowing Max it might be all a bit of a joke. You know, it's one of those things where he's sort of taking the piss, rather than anything against Jewish people."

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7 May 2008

Far as I've seen this is nowt to do with 'Nazi' though I think Gurbles would admire the journalists at the News of the World for the attempted smeer campaign!

This is all about Political Correctness v Life.

If Mosely loses his job over a private life incident (widely enjoyed by Judges, lawyers and Joe Public who frequent Anne Summers shops) then it's a sad day for life and a great day for hypocracy and the dulling, slow death effect of the PC movement.

7 May 2008

His contract is up in June next year anyway. He's out.

I think this whole episode shows exceptionally poor judgement on his part. Judgement is a key requirement for his job. He has already allegedly alienated some foreign countries who have refused to meet him. This shows that it has impacted his ability to do his job.

As a decent family man, I am appalled at his behaviour and think he should go. I don't think this is a PC attitude - I think my other posts show that I am not normally one to follow the crowd ! I think this is just decency, something that Max Mosley did not demonstrate and which alienates him from me. This being the case, I don't want him influencing something that I enjoy following.

8 May 2008

James - you don't know what arrangement Max-It has with his wife. It may be an open marriage. Either way he has to sort that out.

Whilst I understand your outrage we live in a country where 'putting it about a bit' is a national past time of Kings, politicians and Chief Execs. And the women aren't all Angels either! It may not be 'right' but its debatable what harm it does.

The point is surely it is his private life. The 'problem' if there is one is the hooker gave up her professional code to keep stum. We can only guess why she recorded the event and 'gave' it away.

Another 'problem' is why a number of teams have come out so anti-Max-It. If they're all Church goers my names Pope John Paul. The hypocracy is just piling up round here. Nobody looks good.

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