John Vassall worked with UK naval intelligence and had an expensive flat in the notorious Dolphin Square in London.
Reportedly, Vassall had sexual relationships with certain UK cabinet ministers.
Vassall was gay and reportedly had been photographed having sex with men in the Soviet Union.
In 1962 Vassal was arrested for spying.
Brendan Mulholland. dailymail.co.uk/
Brendan Mulholland of the Daily Mail claimed in an article that Vassall was known as 'Aunty' in the Admiralty.
Reg Foster of the Daily Sketch wrote that Vassall was in the habit of buying women's clothing.
When asked to reveal the sources of their information about the spy codenamed 'Miss Mary', both men refused, and both were jailed.
Brendan Mulholland and Reginald Foster (right) dailymail.
Historian Richard Davenport-Hines writes of Mulholland and Foster: "They were liars who had invented their stories. Everyone knew it."
After the Vassall affair came the Profumo scandal, which helped to discredit UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, and helped to bring Harold Wilson to power.
Historian Richard Davenport-Hines has a new book about 'sex, class and power' in the early Sixties, published on the 50th anniversary of the Profumo scandal.
War Minister John Profumo was sleeping with Christine Keeler who was sleeping with the Soviet naval attaché Yevgeny Ivanov.
(Richard Davenport-Hines's son Cosmo committed suicide on a railway line in 2008. He was aged 21.)
Davenport-Hines claims that the Profumo affair was "made in Fleet Street and incited, publicised and exploited by journalists."
He believes that the journalists wanted revenge after Mulholland and Foster had been sent to jail for refusing to name their sources.
Davenport-Hines claims that journalists paid Christine Keeler to invent the story about sleeping with Ivanov.
For the record, Keeler has confirmed that she did got to bed with Ivanov.
Profumo met Keeler at the home of the 3rd Viscount Astor.
Keeler was one of the young prostitutes working for Stephen Ward.
aangirfan: STEPHEN WARD AND MONARCH BRAINWASHING
Ward reportedly supplied girls to President J F Kennedy.
Mary Pinchot Meyer. aangirfan: KENNEDY BRAINWASHED?
Ward was working for the UK security service MI6, and possibly for other security services as well.
Who started the Profumo rumours?
According to Lord Victor Rothschild's journalist friend Chapman Pincher, "It was George Wigg (who was close to opposition leader Harold Wilson) who started it off."
Pincher says that Wigg: "got an anonymous telephone call from a voice who said: 'Never mind Vassall, you want to look at Profumo.'
"Wigg went to Harold Wilson (the then Labour leader) and it was soon discovered that Profumo was having an affair with Christine Keeler. The whole thing was concocted by Wigg and Wilson. It was only later that the Press found out."
Yes, politicians sleep with spooks.
Yes, this allows the 'Deep State', or factions within the 'Deep State', to topple politicians when required.