In response to Laura Perrins: Too cool for school Chuka is also too old to have a girlfriend, Don Benson wrote:
Judging by the comments here, Laura, you’ve either touched a raw nerve or The Conservative Woman has the pleasure of some unexpected visitors – how lovely. Anyway my mum used to say that a person’s private life is indeed relevant to whether they are suitable to hold public office; it was controversial then and now it virtually amounts to ‘hate speech’. Of course she was right and it is just as true today, but in an age when everyone makes up their own moral code as it suits them who is to judge? And the worst crime you can now commit is to judge; for that particular sin the fires of Hell are simply not hot enough.
As for your comments on Chuka’s personal arrangements, they come under my heading of feminine intuition – something that my genetic inheritance will forever deny me but for which I have the greatest respect. And I’m sure Chuka, as a contender for the Labour leadership, now also shares the same respect, even if he didn’t a couple of days ago. At this very moment, and in deference to your greater wisdom, he is doubtless contemplating how to organise himself within a more permanent arrangement – even Ed managed that eventually.