Sex lies and internet dating
When he reported back that he had just hooked Boothby, Ron ordered him to get to know him better. So it was that the politician and the gangster became friends.
The roguish Boothby even dared to take Ron to dinner at the House of Lords and afterwards on to that pillar of the establishment, White's club in St James's, for drinks. 'I've always wanted to try one of those prawn cocktails,' replied Ron.
Boothby's particular perversions - too shocking to describe in a newspaper even now - were met in full. He enjoyed the sense of power he got from indulging powerful politicians like Driberg and Boothby.The humiliation still rankled and now, madder than ever on a cocktail of alcohol and anti-psychotic tranquillisers, he would have his revenge.The Blind Beggar was all but empty when Ron arrived, preceded by a henchman firing warning shots into the ceiling.By rights, they should have been locked up years earlier for extortion and all their other violent gangster activities.What kept them out of a jail and free to murder was protection they received from a political establishment terrified by what the Krays had on some of its most prominent figures.