Most famously Scallywag was sued for libel by John Major over an article claiming he was having an affair with a "domestic" Claire Latimer. This cost them dearly. Of course it turns out that Major was having an affair but with Edwina Currie. The editors had been sold a red herring. Although strapped for cash they battled on. It was only after a mysterious break-in to the office when crucial files and computers were removed that Simon began to lose heart.