A high-profile political figure has won the right to keep details of his divorce secret after a judge ruled he was a “vulnerable person”.
His messy divorce case included allegations of espionage, infidelity, dognapping, theft, the involvement of three Queen’s Counsel, and a disputed allegation the man grabbed or touched his wife’s neck, tried to kick in the door of their home and shouted abuse at her.
The couple were involved in a protracted legal battle through the Family Court. The ex-wife has sought the right to speak publicly and to her friends about the break-up, but the husband has fought to keep the dispute secret.
How can anyone be a high profile political figure and at the same time “vulnerable”.
If you enter politics, you get to make judgements about other people. ¬†You get to influence policy. ¬†You get to make decisions over the careers, lives and families. ¬†This person, at the very least, should have no say or influence over many political policy areas.
But how can we make sure someone that kicks in the door and “grabbed or touched” his wife’s neck is kept well away? ¬†Why the code of silence?
It seems to be an upside-down situation to have someone who has alleged involvement in espionage and theft in a high profile position in a political party be protected from public scrutiny and the public’s judgement as to this person’s suitability. ¬† Read more »