Russian femme fatale Anna Chapman charmed lawyer in the Lords in echo of Christine Keeler scandal
Russian ‘spy’ Anna Chapman ingratiated herself with a member of the House of Lords as part of her attempt to worm her way into the British establishment, it was claimed yesterday.
The 28-year- old allegedly used her charm to become friendly with the unnamed peer, who is also an eminent QC.
It would mean she infiltrated the highest levels of the Westminster elite, if claims in the United States that she is an undercover Kremlin agent are true.
The scenario would be reminiscent of the 1963 scandal when war minister John Profumo had an affair with Christine Keeler, the mistress of a Russian spy.
Last night, after a weekend report about the unnamed peer, there was fevered speculation among Lords about who he might be.
All those reached denied meeting Miss Chapman, the ‘femme fatale’ at the centre of an alleged Russian spy ring.
Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC said: ‘I would love to know who it is. Whoever it is, is a fortunate person, because she’s a very attractive woman, and she reminds me of Christine Keeler.’
Another peer, who asked not to be named, said: ‘I have been texting the others to see if they know, but nobody does. Mind you, I suppose they wouldn’t admit it, would they?’
In Miss Chapman’s five years living in Britain, from 2002 when she married British former public schoolboy Alex Chapman, she built up an impressive contacts book featuring the rich and powerful.