And haven't there been some! Margaret Thatcher's son, Mark, convicted and given a four-year suspended prison sentence and a fine in 2005 in South Africa for funding the 2004 Equatorial Guinea coup d'état attempt. And, of course, getting lost in the desert during the 1982 Paris-Dakar Rally. Tony Blair’s son Euan (then 16-years-old) arrested in 2000 for being drunk after police found him face down and vomiting in a London square. Jack Straw's son William, cautioned for selling cannabis in 1998 and sacked as a governor of a London school in 2009 for financial mismanagement. And now we hear that Diane Abbott's, son, James, was accused of assaulting a police officer, (spitting at and punching one officer and biting the thumb of another). She has previously expressed her concern in parliament over assaults on police officers and other emergency workers and complained that “for too long police victims of violence have felt like second-class citizens." Worse, apparently she tried yesterday evening to prevent The Telegraph from publishing details of the court hearing.