Lord Michael Bates takes courtesy seriously. Photo: UK National Archives

Uncommon courtesy: British lord arrives late for work, is so ‘thoroughly ashamed’ he resigns on the spot

Lord Michael Bates, a UK government minister, said his failure to ‘rise to the highest possible standards of courtesy’ meant he would have to quit with immediate effect

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Lord Michael Bates takes courtesy seriously. Photo: UK National Archives
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