There was talk of 'tragedy'. One might have called it bad luck. A few months ago, Steven Norris, Minister of State for Transport, survived revelations about his extra-marital exploits. But Norris's 'sex scandal' broke during the Conservative Party conference when there were other cats to flog. For Tim Yeo, the context was different: the Government's priority is now a programme of returning to 'family values', with the emphasis on traditional education and discipline, and making an example of single mothers.
'Le Monde', French daily
IT DOESN'T look good to have an illegitimate child while you belong to a government which backs 'the return to family values' . . . Tim Yeo re-launched in one week all the debate on the relation between public and private lives of politicians in Britain. One of his faults was to allow his liaison to become public while John Major's team has made the united family one of its favourite slogans.
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