From my article in THE SUNDAY TIMES today:
“The general rule of thumb is that the public is more lenient on Labour politicians. It’s the fate of the nerds, I suppose. Teachers expect the worst from the recidivist hooligans who sit in the back of the class causing all sort of trouble. Any minor infraction by the good boys who sit in the front is aggravated by disappointment.
“It is absurd to equate the messy administration of tax returns of a private holding with multi-millions in unexplained wealth, exposed secret offshore accounts and back-hand deals financed with bribery and covered up with murder. It is just as absurd to think that anyone presenting themselves to criticise any of that can outlive the exposure of their own vulnerabilities.”