………the way he has handled media pressure after admitting gay relationships is a mark of his courage.
That, like most things MP’s say is complete bollocks. What will have really happened is that some skeleton from his past will have got in touch with a “So who is going to make me rich then Si ? The papers or you ?” and the cheapest way out was to say what he did. That is not the mark of courage at all – it’s the behaviour of a cornered rat.