Outed after a gay tryst when he was in Uni, and unlike these days , you just couldn't be an openly gay MPIt's just my take on It, but it shows the majority of politicians for what they are, or more likely what their 'masters'/whips allow them to say whilst they are in office. They just cannot speak their own mind in the main. I couldn't stand Portillo when he was a proper politician but find him a brilliant debater on shows like TW. He ripped into that little shit without raising his voice and murdered 'it's' argument in half a sentence. He speaks with a sound knowledge of everything he engages in and will say if he can't comment on a subject that he knows very little about. He has the edge on Farage really as he never loses it.
shame really , he would have made a good PM or party leader