Wednesday, 25 January 2006

Mark Oaten

The Liberal Democrats have stated there still is a place for Oaten within their party. Oaten resigned from the Lib Dems' Shadow Cabinet due to reports that he frequented a rent boy.

When I first heard of this scandal, I couldn't really care less. He wasn't doing anything illegal (or anything that deserves to be illegal). If he had truly denounced a judge for visiting a male prostitute, then yes, he should be outed (no pun intended) as a hypocrite.

In a libertarian Britain, politicians shouldn't be censured or even impeached for such trivial matters. Having sex with a male prostitute hardly denotes the initiation of force or fraud against the person or property, does it?!