Many women who had faced the brunt of an episode of domestic violence, and one that had necessitated hospital treatment, would not want to talk about it, let alone have a photographer follow them to the local supermarket and snap them, bandaged wounds clearly on display, while loading shopping into the car. But not all women: welcome to the weird and wacky world of the dysfunctional Danczuks.
As Zelo Street regulars will know, disgraced MP Simon Danczuk and his ex-wife Karen are still spending much of their time together, despite his recent “sexting” of a 17-year-old girl, being all over Tory Councillor Louise Dickens, that most unfortunate incident in a central Rochdale pub recently, and his brief fling with a 22-year-old woman which included the two having sex on the desk of his taxpayer-funded constituency office.
So it was no surprise that Spanker Si and Kazza were together at his “gaff” in Algorfa, just south of Alicante, last weekend, where there was a domestic of significant loudness, ending only when the Policia Municipal took him away in handcuffs and she was taken by ambulance to the Vega Baja hospital in Orihuela. We were told that Kazza had sustained nothing more than a “small cut”, and she declined to press charges.
Danczuk was therefore released yesterday and has now, it seems, returned to the UK. But that is not the end of the matter for both Danczuks and papers: this is yet another opportunity for Si and Kazza to generate More And Bigger Paycheques For Themselves Personally Now. You think I jest? Fame Flynet, their photo agency of choice, has now provided snaps of both to the Sun and Daily Mail.
Wounds covered up until payment guaranteed?
And while the photos of Spanker Si predictably show him frequenting a local bar, those of Kazza give the lie to the story that all she suffered during the weekend’s bust-up was a “small cut”. Indeed, the Sun’s headline was “Karen Danczuk spotted with gruesome wounds after ‘boozy bust-up’ with estranged hubby Simon over a Spanish waiter … The couple argued over wife's trysts while on a family holiday with their kids”.
"Small Cut", that is ...
Dan Sales’ article goes on to tell “KAREN Danczuk is seen with nasty cuts to her arms and chest after claims of a boozy bust-up with her MP husband - over a Spanish waiter”. For such a “small cut”, the chest wound, extending under her right arm, looks far from trivial, and the Sun has captioned the shot of her right hand “Deep wound…Four butterfly stitches were needed on her right hand”. It was far from a trivial incident.
... and that's a "Small Cut", too
So it says much about Kazza that not only does she appear to be carrying on with her holiday, but that her first thought is to make sure there is a snapper on hand to record the occasion. This gives her that much more leverage over Spanker Si: after all, she only needs to change her mind on the decision not to press charges and he gets nicked the moment he returns to Spain. So even more paycheques for her.
Thus the world of the Danczuks: dysfunctional and grasping, with precious little consideration for anyone else. Expulsion from Labour can’t come soon enough.