News that thousands of women have received breast implants containing mattress filler seemed to incite a competitive streak. Who’s going to show the most ostentatious contempt for the affected parties? Way out in front, of course, you’ve got Jean-Claude Mas, founder of PIP – the company that made the implants. Mas has admitted that he both ordered the use of the non-surgical-grade silicone, and deliberately concealed this from inspectors, although “admits” is a big word to use of a man who has no sense of guilt or feeling of responsibility to the women affected.
Can we say that Louise Mensch has had a facelift? It’s pretty heavily implied in this Guardian interview, but as Mensch doesn’t directly admit to it – and interviewer Decca Aitkenhead doesn’t phrase the suspicions as a statement – I suppose there’s just enough uncertainty between the lack-of-lines to stop us from saying, definitively, that Louise Mensch has had a facelift.