Sewel's foolishness eclipsed only by the stupidity of drugs and prostitution laws
Lord Sewel (John Butifant Sewel) is a man of distinction, with various academic and political honours under his belt. He is also a very silly man. He let himself get caught in what was once known as "a compromising situation".
But "compromising" hardly begins to describe the footage revealed by a British newspaper last week. Stills from the video appeared to show him snorting cocaine and cavorting with two prostitutes while wearing an orange bra and a leather jacket.
Colourful, but commonplace. Men in high places do this kind of thing (orange bras included) all the time. And politicians seem more prone to temptation that members of almost any other profession.