A British Minister Lord Michael Bates on Wednesday resigned after arriving to the House of Lords late by about 5 minutes.

He was dismayed when, he discovered that the Council had discussed a question addressed to him during his absence.

When he was allowed to talk. He said:

“I feel ashamed, because I was not present to answer the question, therefore I announce my immediate resignation,” and then left the hall.

A governmental post is a service for the citizens and not an honour.

In a country where resignation is frowned upon even when people die under their watch, the resignation can be such a big lesson on leadership.

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