On 02/05/2014 17:33, Peter Percival wrote: > Dan Christensen wrote: >> On Friday, May 2, 2014 11:37:10 AM UTC-4, Peter Percival wrote: >> >>> ...if someone seduced my daughter it would be damaging and horrifying >>> >>> but not fatal. She would recover, marry and have lots of children... >>> >>> On the other hand, if some elderly, or not so elderly, schoolmaster >>> >>> seduced one of my sons and taught him to be a homosexual, he would ruin >>> >>> him for life. That is the fundamental distinction. -- Lord Longford >> >> >> Peter, please drop this offensive signature. I'm sure that any >> educated person, regardless of their orientation, would find it >> disgusting. >> >> Dan > > Longford was educated at Eton and Oxford.
So were Boris Johnson and Dave Cameron ... Frank Longford was known for his quixotic causes, in particular pro Myra Hindley and anti pornography. He went on a widely ridiculed "fact-finding" mission (with J. Savile and C. Richard) in the early 1970s: http://www.alwynwturner.com/crisis/extracts08.html As Frank Longford's daughter is the redoubtable Lady Antonia Fraser, I suppose he was right not to be too worried about her possible seductions :-)