Alan Watkins is surely being disingenuous in suggesting that Lord Parkinson was forced to resign for returning to his wife and family. He was forced to go because he made a profound error of judgement. He clearly lacks self-control and he lied to his wife, mistress and others. These failings are not the behaviour of a 'decent' man demonstrating 'self- discipline'.
A minister or Member of Parliament may do what he likes in the privacy of his own bedroom, with or without a partner. It is only when his behaviour exhibits misjudgement and deceit that it renders him unfit to govern.
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