Mark Oaten and the Rentboys
Well, this was one that just came out of the blue! Some politicians, you hear innuendo and gossip, whether true or not, and so you are not entirely surprised when a particular story occasionally breaks into the spotlight.
But this is something else! My first thought was that gossip must have started doing the Westminster rounds and this is why he quit, but apparently not!
So, what do I make of it all? Well I feel very sorry for him, leading a double life and then being publicly exposed like that must be a horrible experience.
But I also feel sorry for his family, who must feel somewhat betrayed, and just what did he think he was doing? Doing something for the thrill of danger might have something to do with it, but then he also stood for the leadership of the Lib Dems and that kind of thing warrants a lot of attention, some of it unwelcome.
All in all, I think he has been very foolish, and to a degree, somewhat arrogant, but that said 'But for the grace of God...'