Forgive me. I’m just about to have a little rant!!!!
I read this article on the BBC website today entitled “Kitten theft case: ‘I’m no role model’ says MP Hemming”
The article, and others linked to this whole story, tells of an estranged wife who ‘kidnapped’ a kitten from her husband’s lover’s home. The husband, John Hemming, a city Member of Parliament, admits that he has had many extra-marital relationships.
John Hemming “claims his private life has no impact on his role as an MP” and “I really don’t think [people] should be voting for members of Parliament on their abilities to be role models of rectitude.
I had to look up “rectitude” but the definition covers ‘moral integrity’ and ‘the state of being correct in judgement/procedure’.
His private life screams that he is incapable of committing to things; he is untrustworthy as he doesn’t speak truth; he has dubious character. Do you think that his private life might actually tells us something about how he could act in public? I do.
Therefore, I would seriously question John Hemming’s claim. He is in denial.
And yes, I want to be able to vote for someone who will stand up for what is right and this man obviously doesn’t think that it is necessary in politics. If such people are putting themselves forward for political positions and we are voting for such MPs in the UK, then British politics and the country in general is in serious trouble.