>Prisons Minister comes out, aged 50

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Picture courtesy of the Guardian

Conservative MP for Reigate, and the coalitions Prisons Minister Crispin Blunt has revealed that he is gay, and is consequently leaving his wife. 


In a statement Mr Blunt said:
“There is no third-party involvement but this is difficult for his immediate and wider family and he hopes for understanding and support for them. The family do not wish to make any further public comment and hope that their privacy will be respected as they deal with these difficult private issues.”


To come out age 50 is courageous, and it appears that Mr Blunt was dedicated to his family. Hopefully he, his wife Victoria, and their children, will be given more privacy and respect than they got from the Spectator’s editor Fraser Nelson who tweeted: ‘News is out. Impressive amount of libido in this government.’ This rather childish approach to a very personal issue has thankfully not been replicated by other politicos. 


At this time Crispin Blunt has opted to keep his role in the Government while he works out this personal issue.

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