John Hemming is not some cheerful Robin Askwith character in 'Confessions of a Councillor.' He's supposed to be a serious political figure - he was the Deputy Leader of the largest local authority in Western Europe, for God's sake. The people of Yardley elected him to represent them - a touch of humility and shame isn't inappropriate here. Cheerfully describing himself as 'Superstud' doesn't cut it. We learn in the paper of record that is the News of the
I simply ask you to consider the opprobrium heaped upon Kimberley Quinn and ask you what your instinctive reaction would be to a woman who had (allegedly) worked through 26 lovers in 19 years (not including her partner). If you would view her and John in the same light, all praise to you - but I'm afraid the battle for sexual equality is still being fought.
I note again that John denies that specific number. For all we know, it could be higher. Cheating on your wife is nothing to be proud of. It isn't a resigning issue, but shut up about it - you're starting to look like an egotistical fool.