Letter: Portillo's judgment

Sir: Gay spokespersons have maligned Michael Portillo for not giving lifelong political support to every request from their community following his student experiments with homosexuality. By the same curious logic, any male MP who in his teens had too close a relationship with a willing young girl under the legal age should promote the abolition of any legal restriction on such early adolescent fun, or likewise be named as a hypocrite.

I suspect there may be quite a number of such potential hypocrites on both sides of the House.