Lord Sewel scandal makes good headlines

Fionnuala O Connor
For the umpteenth time, we get to see how even piffling status fools people into thinking they can behave how they like and get away with it. Well, ‘people' almost always means men of a certain age, old enough to know better and in politics bound to know bad behaviour will smear their reputations forever, make ammunition to attack their parties and advance their enemies. Wouldn't you think? ‘End of the peer'; ‘Oh Lord!'; ‘Drug Lord'. The sting that stung a minor House of Lords figure has delivered juicy headlines and toe-curling images, finished a career of little distinction, did who knows w[...]

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