After much thought, and some Googling,
I've come to the conclusion that Verity Stob is in fact, a concept.
Google’s latest improvement to its web search has produced a catastrophic consequence. The Chocolate Factory now adds biographical information to the search result for a person, drawing on the fantastically accurate well of truth that is Wikipedia, and also adding Google’s best guess of an identifying photograph. When it works …
I should have taken a screen grab of the MP who was feeling too poorly to face trial for fraud (but was chipper enough to visit the local boozer 5 days after the trial ended). Anyhow, I digress - her Google biography photo had her sporting a [very badly] photo-shopped snout. It's still there (bottom right), but sadly not the primary photo.
Not only that - the linked article posts a gmail address. If genuine, that means Google knows everything there is to know about Ms Stob including her cat's name, her cell phone number and her shopping history. It also has a picture of her home from the street and a list of wifi signals detectable outside. If Google doesn't display a genuine picture of the lady, it has a reason not to, probably sinister. CONSPIRACY!
Dare I point out that Verity Stob is an anagram of Toby Strive. Mr Strive is a top-secret project currently under development at Tory HQ to replace the outdated John Bull as an icon of middle-english manhood. (He looks like a toby jug wearing a Barbour and driving a white Range Rover Evoque.) Sinister I call it.
On the other hand she's also an anagram of Tits Or Bevy.
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