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Mathew Smith was a highly respected member of parliament with no stain on his character.

Correct answer: (c) stain

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At least that's what he thought until the press started trying to dig up something about his past.

Correct answer: (b) dig

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Apparently when he was still at school, he didn't have a ticket for his train journey one day and he was fined.

Correct answer: (d) fined

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This piece of information was discovered by one keen local reporter and was blown up out of all proportion by the national press.

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Headlines appeared maintaining that Mathew was a dishonest lying thief.

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Other papers asked the question: How can we trust our politicians if they cheat on society?

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There was even talk that incidents like this one could topple the Government.

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The Prime Minister called Mathew in to talk to him and said he couldn't tolerate any whiff of scandal in his Party.

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At last Mathew decided to speak up for himself and tell the truth.

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The reporter had got it completely wrong because he found his ticket and he wasn't 'fined', he was simply 'fine'.

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