Much has been written of the self-confessed revelations of Simon Hughes (Liberal Democrat president and leadership candidate), who has admitted having ‘homosexual relationships’ in the past. Should this affect his chances of becoming Lib Dem leader? Will this damage his political career?
Of course not. He’s as unelectable now as he was when we all thought he was straight (or, to be precise, did not know that he was gay). He’s a tiresome windbag with fuzzy policies; the fact that he’s been with other men is utterly irrelevant.
I don’t know. Alcoholics, rent-boy frequenters, people trapped in closets. What next for the Lib Dems?