Letter: Mayoral deceit

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Mayoral deceit

Sir: What Antoine A H Wonders (letter, 16 December) and others of like mind seem to be unable to grasp is that it is not the sexual aspect of a politician's behaviour that bothers people.

Most of us could not care less if Mr Norris and others of similar inclination were to dip their little sticks of celery in every salt pot in the land; what does give pause for thought is the lies and deceit that almost inevitably go with the hobby.

If a man is prepared to cheat and lie systematically to his sexual partner, there's a good chance he'll do the same in other areas of life. More strength to Deborah Orr's elbow, say I ("Hypocrisy, cant and the morass of public morals", 14 December).