Publicity before security for our political leaders

In their desire to be seen as regular guys politicians are all too keen to give us a glimpse of their home lives


Of course, disgraced politicians don’t resign from Westminster these days.

But mark my words, the next honourable member to be caught with his trousers down will be filmed outside his country estate.

It sure won’t be in the pied-a-terre where the transgression took place.

He will be leaning on his gate flanked by an embarrassed wife and two bewildered children telling us he has decided to spend more time with his family.

That would never have done for US President and king of cool Bill Clinton.

At least when Clinton assured the world that he hadn’t had sex with that woman he said it in the Senate rather than riding around his ranch in Little Rock, Arkansas.

He may have been telling porkies but at least he had the good grace to do it in the right place at the right time.