I've just been reading an interview in Der Spiegel with SPD chairman Franz Muentefering. He's 69 years old and at the top of his game. It's almost unthinkable nowadays to think of a man of that age being a leading figure in British politics.
In the interview he talked of his relationship with Michelle Schuman, who is forty years his junior. This liaison has scandalised parts of the German political and media classes [schmutziger alter Mann] yet the German public appear to have taken a rather more tolerant view.
I wonder what the attitude would be in this country