The papers are really feasting on the disgrace of Lord Browne for lying to the High Court about where he met Jeff Chevalier. The real disgrace, in the eyes of the homophobic media, was not the perjury, but the fact that Browne had delved into ‘seedy’ gay websites and hitched up with an entrepreneurial rent boy. But is it unusual for prominent, highly successful people to try to find love? Some papers have drawn parallels between Browne and Lord Profumo who spent years on the charity penance for his misdemeanours. But that was the 1960’s, nearly fifty years ago. Let’s not write Browne off just for this. Five million a year is difficult to replace and perhaps Browne should give some thought to his new found celebrity status. Of course he will have to atone somehow, but afterwards, a whole new world could open up for him and we may even see him on the next run of Reality TV shows in the not too distant future. And as for Jeff Chevalier, his entrepreneurialism will certainly make him a player in tabloid land to come.