Strewth. Tebbitts personal situation has nothing to do with his political statements which should be challenged, as anyone else's would be, without worrying of being seen of picking on a man in a vulnerable state.
Are you real?
And what on earth do you mean by "a cheap shot"?
If you had just said that someone's opinions can't be excused by their personal circumstances, that would be perfectly reasonable. But your comment combines pomposity and heartlessness. Not a good combination!
Tebbit's point, incidentally, although expressed with language you wouldn't normally expect from him, and which I would guess his personal pressures had something to do with, was that the was that the government has not thought through the ramifications of this piece of legislation.
I think he's right on that, and I think you can say it about many pieces of legislation this government has enacted.
Edited to make my point clearer.
Edited by Severus, 25 May 2013 - 08:47 PM.