Is having an affair a resigning issue?

So we learn according to the Sunday Mirror that Lord Strathclyde is apparently having an affair. Is this the story that is to rock the Government to its foundations? Sorry not for me I’m afraid. It does beg the question as to whether politicians should resign for having affairs. Well as sad as an affair can be for those hurt in the process, I’m afraid my answer is no.

These things happen in life. Would we expect every teacher who has had an affair to resign? Why not? Their actions will have a huge impact on the next generation. No of course they should not resign, just as a politician having an affair is in itself not a resigning issue.

Frankly politicians are human beings and we have to accept that they along with the rest of society may make choices, which whilst some of us my find unpalatable, are just part of life. I believe I tweeted the following. TWO BREAKING NEWS STORIES:- 1) Politician cheats on their spouse; 2) Bear sh*ts in the wood. You know what I mean!

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2 Responses to Is having an affair a resigning issue?

  1. Jay says:

    Well Cameron is forever banging on and lecturing us about families, marriage etc. (though his actual policies do little to help them.) therefore any of his cabinet who has an affair should be duty bound to resign.

  2. toryradio says:

    Though if you applied that flawed logic then any health professional from nurse to surgeon who smoked should resign, or who could be classified as obese – as we are constantly being told about the danger of type two diabetes due to obesity and what smoking does to us. Err.. not going to happen, nor should it.

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