Why do they agree to being paraded like prized ponies?

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There can’t be any other walk of life where it’s still acceptable to parade your wife around as if she’s just another achievement to add to your list.

But in politics, using your missus as a trophy is clearly considered to be fair game.

How else would you explain Labour leader Ed Miliband dragging his wife Justine on to the stage at last week’s party conference?

The poor woman looked like a rabbit in the headlights as they puckered up for a kiss.

Aside from the fact that middle-aged, public snogging is indecent, it just comes across as so old-fashioned.

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have both used their wives like show ponies at their own conferences. Come on ladies, this stand-by-your-man routine is just so awful.