In wild behind clothes doors but puritanical in public US politics this wud be a huge scandal .In The Philippines there wud be outrage by religious leaders but the rich are too busy being rich , the middle class too caught up in clothes , young people with celebrity mania that is worse then back home or anywhere else I can think off , and the poor struggling hard to survive for anyone to get worked up .
Call me a cynic Moi, but the announcement about Boris & Carrie was made on the same day that one of his ministers was accused of bullying behaviour at work, what a distraction technique, to pull out of the hat that you're having a baby and engaged .... I think he'd been keeping this news in reserve to use as a 'get out of jail free card' when it was convenient for him. His divorce had only come through a week or so before. Carrie had been noticeably absent for a few months, presumably to keep the news under wraps until it became useful.