I was surprised to see the death reported of Lord Profumo – I thought he’d died years ago. The reports all say the same thing, that whatever he’d achieved as an MP would be overshadowed by the “infamous sex scandal”. This is doubly sad, since not only did he seem on balance a decent bloke but the scandal purported not to be about the sex but about the fact that he’d lied to Parliament about the affair with Christine Keeler. This is bullshit, of course – politicians lie all the time and get away with it. What isn’t tolerated in the UK is politicians having sex. Frankly if more ministers for war (of which there are many, even if the post has now gone) spent their time screwing and less time making war the world would be a far nicer place.