I don’t give a damn if he prefers pussy or arsehole, and I don’t give a damn if he wants to keep his preference private either- it’s none of my business and neither should it be.
David Laws I’m talking about, if you hadn’t guessed. However, when your chosen method of hiding your pussy/arsehole preference involves defrauding me: The Taxpayer, then out you must go. Sorry.
The simplest solution would just have been not to claim at all, and I don’t buy the “oh but if he didn’t claim it would have been the same as being outed!!!” wails. Not claiming would be a virtue and I doubt anyone would even have noticed, except in a beneficial way. And if Laws had simply said “he’s my friend, he doesn’t mind me stopping over” who would have cared? Who would have dug deeper? Cabinet members being homosexual just isn’t news anymore.
Cabinet ministers claiming expenses for rent they don’t have to actually pay is in fact BIG NEWS though. It’s a no-brainer.