It's hardly news that former PM Ted Heath was gay. But the papers have put on their mock horror masks at Brian Coleman's piece in The New Statesman in which he "reveals" that Ted cruised for sex with other men - I should be sorry to hear that he did not. Who would wish a celibate, emotionally arid life on anyone? Coleman, the chairman of the London Assembly, writes: "It was certainly not a secret that he was an old queen. I have been told he was warned about his behaviour [in the '50s] and then stopped."
Readers of Arcati will doubtless recall my story of Oct 31 2006 - click here.