September 2nd, 2010

The Splash

“Extraordinary”, “astonishing” and “startling” seem to be the words deployed by this morning’s newspapers in response to Hague’s nuclear statement last night. Nick Robinson was lost for words on News at Ten. The Sun manages to criticise the legitimate questioning of Hague’s judgement as the “debasement of politics” with a straight face. Over at The Guardian, the employment of Myers is questioned and The Mail join them in questioning whether it was necessary to divulge so much information and why this was done. The Mirror are somewhat on a high-horse asking if this is what Palmerstone would have done.

If the strategy of the statement was to kill the story on Blair’s big day, seven national newspaper have splashed it on the front pages and the news channels have gone into overdrive. Despite the expected Twitter storm, it seems most realise the questioning is legitimate after all. A dangerous tactic has been chosen by the government, that has set noses sniffing in Westminster. If anyone is giving this story legs, it’s certainly not blogs…

Coincidently William Hague is meeting with Guido later this morning and there will be a joint press conference at about 10.30. Guido Westerwelle his German counterpart that is.


345 Comments

  1. 1
    Mr Plum says:

    What book would that be

  2. 2
    Coulson fucked it up says:

    the PR skills of a cretin

  3. 3
    Dw says:

    Did Andy Coulson feed you the William Hague story to distract attention from his own apparent involvement in the phone-hacking scandal?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/sep/01/andy-coulson-phone-hacking-allegations

  4. 4
    Andy Coulson's new read says:

    Public Relations for dummies

  5. 5
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I did note that radio4 were on about the rather more dull, but serious aspects of this story today – but thats probably a rather standard form of croneyism and jobs for people you like.

  6. 6
    jgm2 says:

    ‘Nick Robinson lost for words..’

    Obviously Alistair Campbell hadn’t told him what to say.

  7. 7
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So Hauge aint gay then Guido ?

  8. 8
    Ethan says:

    Please don’t say I’m relying on the sword of truth and the shield of british fairplay and justice. That gets you 18 months in Ford Open Nick doesn’t it?
    Dear god have the political slime learnt nothing?
    If your gay hague just come out and admit it. People these days don’t care if you bugger sheep at the weekends just that you do your job and don’t lurch leftwards all the time.

  9. 9
    concrete pump says:

    Is this thread meant to steer us towards talking about Blair’s fucking book.

  10. 10
    Rosie Norman says:

    The cockroach Max Clifford was on Sky pushing this earlier. Who is paying this whore?

  11. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Who would you belive , A MP or a ex banker ? tough choice

  12. 12
    The David Laws school of hard knocks says:

    So if any tabloid fancies taking down one of the biggest Ministers in the Government Hague just allowed them to by issuing a statement that will kill his political career stone dead if it’s disproved at any time.

    Great strategy CCHQ.

  13. 13
    Hamish Macbeth says:

    Exactly..

    As Blackadder would say “I mean there is nothing more healthy and normal than having a good chum”

  14. 14
    Asking of Bakewell says:

    Why has Hague turned a drama into a crisis?

  15. 15
    Mr Plum says:

    You mean someone made it all up for political gain then

  16. 16
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Its perhaps sensible to ignore that point for now.
    Retreat to the firmer ground of:
    * Don’t employ your mates
    * Don’t give govermnent jobs to party political campaigners.

  17. 17
    Hanglemez Pallaccini says:

    Well done Guido!! Another one (pillow) bites the dust. Few hundred other Spads to go.

    Let’s get rid of all the useless prettyboy “advisors” leeching of taxpayer money.

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Bisexual more like.

  19. 19
    Earwig O Agen says:

    Guido! It’s “coincidentally” not wot u rote.

  20. 20
    Blair says:

    I knew Brown had fucked the economy back in 2005 but decided it was far more important that I remain PM than sack Brown and save the UK from his reckless economic fuckwittery.

    I know you’ll understand.

  21. 21
    Mr Plum says:

    According to the radio this morning the book is flying off the shelves, already outsold mandy’s

  22. 22
    Get your young SpAds for only £30,000 a year says:

    Hague was.

    £30,000 of Taxpayers cash a year the young bedroom sharing SpAd was getting. Nice work if you can get it ducky.

  23. 23
    Patrick says:

    Guido is that it? You have made a pretty huge allegation or inuendo here – namely that Hague is gay. Have you any evidence?

    Yes the sharing a room thing and / or giving a job to someone junior thing is not brilliant judgment – but it’s very small beer.

    The nuclear element of your posts is, of course, the ‘Hague’s a fairy and lying about it’ smears.

    The whole value of this blog is the fact based savaging of political scumbaggery. Yet if you have no evidence you’re just smearing too.

    Is Hague gay or not?

  24. 24
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I’ve not heard of that one. urrrgghh. I hope there’s no photos.

  25. 25
    statechaos says:

    Do I detect a teeny bit of guilt in your defensiveness here Guido? As to the statement, if it doesn’t put the fire out then the blogging innuendo would continue relentlessly. Now the focus is on judgment not sexual orientation.

  26. 26
    Student says:

    Obviously Andy Coulson hasn’t told you what to say yet.

  27. 27
    Crispin Blunt says:

    He’s as straight as me

  28. 28
    Mr Stig says:

    This wasn’t mentioned in the Bumper Blair book, so it simply cannot be true.

  29. 29
    Michael Portillo says:

    He’s as straight as me too

  30. 30
    Andrew Efiong says:

    SpAds should be recruited like any other public servant, by open means.

  31. 31
    Billy Bumboy is the greatest bender ever ! says:

    Not you that’s for fucking sure.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    ‘Palmerstone’ should be spelt Palmerston

  33. 33
    Mandy likes boys says:

    Normally I like your style Guido but you fucked this one up right and proper didn’t you? If anyone gave this non-story legs it was you.

  34. 34
    rustygecko says:

    If the allegations are not true then why does Hague not simply sue those that defame him and stop them?

  35. 35
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    this does remind me of a plan to set up a site and smear tory mps , Have you employed Dolly as your sub editor ?

  36. 36
    Mr Stig says:

    He’s been upfront.

  37. 37
    Mike Hunt says:

    must be softer and more absorbent.

  38. 38
    Dale says:

    Why are so many gayers attracted into politix?

  39. 39
    William Portillo says:

    Mr Portillo revealed his gay past in an interview with The Times, after getting “fed up with all the innuendo”.

    Michael Portillo: “I would hope the public would want their politicians to be truthful”

    Mr Portillo, who says he is happily married, was asked detailed questions about “slurs” about his sexuality.

  40. 40
    Mike Hunt says:

    What do you expect from the Mirror.

  41. 41
    AnotherDayAnotherStory says:

    No, there’s plenty of time for the s**t to hit the fan.

  42. 42
    Dick the Prick says:

    My mentor & I used to play games like this all the time – but then we had to cope with a massive drug dealer and a guy who used to import immigrants – he was a good Tory, though and gave us loads of cash. If Billy didn’t realize that politics is the dirtiest business then, screw him.

    However, i’ve been wondering what would happen if the co-alition folds after either the CSR or the provincial elections in May?

    Could Cammo cope with a strong FCO sec & deputy leader if the party got fractious about losing another general election (which, considering Labour’s poll stats ain’t too mental)?

    This story ain’t about Billy’s sexuality or Myers unsuitability; it’s about conversations in smoke filled rooms. Coulson’s getting heat over the hacking, Cammo’s heat from the party has been repressed by the summer recess.

    Interwwwwwesting times.

  43. 43
    Archer Karcher says:

    £30,000? Who knows what he was being paid? Doesn’t the pay grade scale he was appointed to go up to £67,000?

  44. 44
    hmmmm says:

    Was the lad who resigned a confirmed gayer?

  45. 45
    David Laws Redux says:

    Poor Hague is doomed now that Madame Dale has jumped in with his halfwitted P.R. “skills”. The last time he did this was with David Laws who Dale insisted would never have to step down.

  46. 46
    Engineer says:

    Clifford is known to be anti-Tory. He probably saw an opportunity for a bit of self-publicity by doing a bit of public stirring. Maybe business has gone a bit quiet from the Z-list celebrities, and he felt that he needed to remind people that he still exists.

  47. 47
    concrete pump says:

    It’s not a tough choice, i wouldn’t believe either, they’re both untrustworthy. That goes for some lawyers as well.

  48. 48
    Archer Karcher says:

    Hi Student, thought you were never going to post here ever again?

  49. 49
    Mr Plum says:

    The allegation was that they shared a double room which has been confirmed so what is there to sue

  50. 50
    CCHQ Troll Control says:

    the spad quit
    so you’re full of shit

    now fuck off if you don’t like it here you whining little cun’t

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    So now we now for certain that Hague is a raving homo all thanks to Guido.

  52. 52
    Parliament is as crooked as it ever was. says:

    Couldn’t agree more. An MP should not appoint anyone, be it a Spad, researcher, secretary, teaboy and so on. The civil service should provide an employ all those who work for an MP.

  53. 53
    WordsRUs says:

    Spellchecker down I reckon

  54. 54
    desperate tactics of a desperate man says:

    Hague ‘resigned’ him to save his own skin

  55. 55
    Justice says:

    Guido needs to be defended. Guido is absolutely right that we know about the sexual pecadilos of our politicians and all the more so if it is at tax payers expense. Hague is contemptable in using his wife and alleged miscarriages to justify his inappropriate behaviour. The pictures tell it all. Guido should be congratulated for his courage in not backing down and reproducing the big one. How many people would have voted for Hague if there had been even the slightest suspicion of this or Guido’s revelation of his behaviour at breakfast, the morning after.

    Too many people equate libertarian politics with no standards. Guido has shown that he shares the standards of those of us who want our politicians to be normal. We need more whistle blowing like this – fight on Guido, lead on and let this be a rallying call for us to work together for a healthy life, healthy relationships and a healthy politics.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    and of course the German foreign minister Mr H is meeting today is openly gay… so see what the media make of that!

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    This is clearly what Guido is doing. Directing away from his previous comments that made this a ‘story’ in the first place. Now everyone is engaged with the matter as a result of the insinuation that some sort of sordid affair was happening. The more important but less ‘interesting’ is being looked at as if it was always the main issue. No matter the damage done to the lives of those involved.

    The point is clear – he probably shouldn’t have employed the lad into the roll. But who knows, he might have shown exceptional skill beyond his experience.

  58. 58
    Bryn Davies says:

    No, the ignorance was 100% on the part of Guido.

  59. 59
    lol says:

    and you’re known to be slavishly pro Tory
    so it evens itself out

  60. 60
    smokingun says:

    Hague gets stranger with each passing moment. What a terrible shame Lord Beaverbrook isn’t still with us and perhaps a portrait or two of the happy couple snapped by Cecil Beaton (WHICH happy couple I leave for you to decide!) I’m currently packaging up an antique timepiece as a gift for the hapless Foreign Minister with an inscription that reads “Illegitimi non carborundum” on one side and “In Vino Veritas” on the other! ;-)

  61. 61
    Sabretache says:

    The real story here is that Hague has upset some powerful people: He criticized Israel and he ordered an inquiry into torture; both whilst in a position which we-the-sheeple, in our infinite gullibility, believe has authority over the SIS’s.

    Nobody is likely to go there of course – least of all the guy who claims the mantle of an archetypal victim of SIS dirty tricks but likewise appears totally oblivious to them.

    Hague has no doubt got the message though.

  62. 62
    CCHQ Troll Control says:

    they were all saying that last night while they posted under different names

  63. 63
    bargeman hull says:

    dont politicians never learn, dont matter if he is gay or not what matters is that he did not have the right judgement to know his actions would cause some kind of back fire , you would not share a room with a female worker so why share one with a male
    what ever the reasons it was bad judgement to do so and if you cant use the right kind of judgement in your own life how the heck can you use it when trying to help run our nation
    people have to learn when your in public life you have to be whiter then white
    and it seems that no politician no matter what they say can do that

  64. 64
    Ed Milibands Press Officer says:

    Ed Miliband says it’s time to ‘move on’ from Guido Fawkes

    Ed Miliband has said it is time for political bloggers to give Guido Fawkes the “fuck off tablet”

  65. 65
    rustygecko says:

    The implication is that there was more than just room sharing going on.

  66. 66
    What Hague didn't answer says:

    Why did the young bedroom sharing Spad get fired ?

  67. 67
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    morelike up behind

  68. 68
    Senator Bloodn' Gore says:

    Mr Hague needs to bring in the Lords Bell of Belgravia and Chadlington of Dean as special advisers quickly. This would, of course, cost at least £1m (each) but the British people could be assured of value for money.

  69. 69
    Lord Envious of Avarice says:

    I have no evidence he is not gay!

  70. 70
    Vanity will be his downfall says:

    If he admitted that he could never be a future Tory leader at any point.
    And he still thinks in 5 or 10 or 15 years he might.

  71. 71
    Dick'son Cock Green says:

    As officer plod would say ‘follow the money’. In which case, having followed the SpAds salary, why not ask where Hague, Coe & Mangeledbum got their fortunes from?

  72. 72
    Crispin Blunt says:

    But he’s a married man!!! He can’t possibly be gay.

  73. 73
    TediumAlert says:

    Hurhurhur ‘pillow biter’ hurhurhur

  74. 74
    concrete pump says:

    Wtf, Gfm. Get a fucking grip.

  75. 75
    twatwatch says:

    Is it not possible that this was two straight friends sharing a twin room in order to avoid charging the taxpayer for a separate room for a SpAd contractor? Thereby avoiding howls from the blogosphere over unnecessary expenses?

    I certainly hope you have more than this Fawkes otherwise you will be neck deep in shit if this is convincingly disproved.

  76. 76
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Run that past me again – it emerges that the man who holds one of the highest offices of State will not think it unusual let alone improper to offer his former driver a bed for the night in a hotel (who he then goes on to appoint as a special adviser at the foreign office out of taxpayers money).

    Perhaps you would prefer this story to have been the preserve of intelligence agencies of foreign governments who could then use that information to coerce/blackmail in the future.

    I fail to see how Guido has fucked up – do expand by all means.

  77. 77
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    I can just imagine the Suns headline when billy finaly comes clean

    “HOMO SECRETARY”

  78. 78
    Sebastian Coe says:

    William obviously needs a good PR. I’m free.

  79. 79
    Alfierunningoutofmonikers says:

    yeah yeah yeah
    we heard you the first 30 times you posted the same crybaby shite

  80. 80
    concrete pump says:

    I take it that’s the red pill then?

  81. 81
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    The BBC reminded me about Hague dancing at the notting hill carnival quite a few years ago with shorts on. And one should never forget his first speech to the tory party conference.

    Nope, he’s not getting stranger.

  82. 82
    hmmmm says:

    When did they change the job name to ‘Special advisors’…what was wrong with ‘aids’?

  83. 83
    Anon says:

    is that “bum chum?”

  84. 84
    Engineer says:

    If you check back my comments over this story since Guido first posted it, you’ll find that I haven’t much at all. I notice that many of Guido’s regular commenters have been similarly reticent. In my case, that’s because the “gay” element of all this just doesn’t really ring true. I accept that there’s a legitimate question over the appointment of Myers to the FCO SpAd job, but I’m not comfortable with using sexual innuendo as the means to answer this question.

    You say I’m slavishly pro-Tory. I’ve said on many occasions that I am not, and have never had any political party affiliations. If you have a problem with that, it’s your problem, not mine.

  85. 85
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Just askin ?

  86. 86
    TediumAlert says:

    No

  87. 87
    Anonymous says:

    “I’ve never had a relationship with a man”.

    “I did not have sex with that woman”.

    Do Hague and Clinton have the same lawyers?

  88. 88
    (Hideously) White Van Man says:

    When is Hague going to repatriate powers illegally surrendered to Brussels?

  89. 89
    Anonymus says:

    yeah, keep crying.

    You wouldn’t be displaying any reservations if it was a Labour or Libdem politician.

  90. 90
    Anon says:

    because most of them have gone to expensive same sex schools.

  91. 91
    It woz the Sun wot monged it! says:

    The Sun, who’s fuckwitted “electioneering” for the Tories cost them votes, is now trying to find a moral high ground. Right next to the MASSIVE WOBBLING TITS, the “Celebs sordid sex tales shocker” and the Bingo.

  92. 92
    Archer Karcher says:

    Oddly Alfie, I don’t recall you posting here before. Perhaps your musings were rather dull or predictable and thus unread by all?
    Refunds are available at the door, for all “disgusted of Tunbridge” commenters by the way, feel free to collect yours on exit.

  93. 93
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, it’s spelt “Palmerston”, mate — rhymes with “palm your ton [of crap]”.

    You really have sunk very low with this bullshit. Your only apparent justification is that Hague may have used taxpayers’ money to hire a SpAd whom he had a personal liking for, as if you’re aiming for a situation where SpAds are appointed by committee instead. You’ve just turned into the office peeping-tom, that’s all; but I suspect you’ll actually be trying to turn this to political advantage in today’s meeting with Hague — in other words, this is a kind of political gamesmanship, and nothing to do with the kind of convenient morality you pretend to uphold. What differentiates you, then, from every other dirty politico who digs up dirt on colleagues to get one over on them?

  94. 94
    lol says:

    in your case it’s because you’ve been doing it under a different moniker “vowing never to return” saying “Guido is in the gutter” etcetera as I’m sure Mr F knows from the blog logs
    you’re fooling no-one

  95. 95
    Anon says:

    Is that you William?

  96. 96
    George W. Bush says:

    The homosexual aspect of this is not necessarily important. Clearly they are friendly in some sense. If Hague has hired someone who he likes personally without exposing them to competition from potentially better candidates then that is corrupt.

    CCHQ wants to elicit sympathy and play up the sexual aspect of this because the crime is the appointment, not room sharing. This is what Alastair Campbell would have done and it is what Coulson’s plan is to deal with this. The miscarriage information was clearly included to obtain sympathy. You see how those trolls Dale and Tim Montgomerie have turned on Guido for pointing out some clearly corrupt activity from a star minister. They are pathetic.

  97. 97
    that's a first says:

    Blogs and bloggers have good names?

  98. 98
    Ex-Pat says:

    When you are in a hole, stop digging. Learn the lesson of Gordon Brown.

    The question about the employment of a special adviser who was clearly not qualified may have been legitimate Guido, but he is no longer employed thanks to your postings here on this ‘blog so the matter is now closed.

    Guido, can’t you just admit that you were wrong and move onto something that has some sort of factual basis to it, rather than smearing the Foreign Secretary. If you continue with this you are going to make a fool of yourself.

    Perhaps, if this issue of the qualifications of SpAd’s really does bother you, you could compare Mr Myers CV with that of the others employed by the Government to investigate if ANY of them are suitably qualified for the job.

    Mr Hague cannot be any clearer in his statement that he is happily married and did NOT have a relationship with Mr Myers.

    The reason why he does not “admit to being gay” is because there is nothing to admit.

    Regards

  99. 99
    Get your young SpAds for only £30,000 a year says:

    How much did Lewinsky cost ?

  100. 100
    change the record says:

    Is Engineer still bumming concrete dump?

  101. 101
    Nowt to do with saving Taxpayer's money says:

    Nope. They were out electioneering so the Conservative party (Lord ashcroft) was picking up the tabs.

    Also William Hague is a multimillionaire so sharing a bed with his chauffeur was not a necessity

  102. 102
    Number 10's cat says:

    Anon, you are obviously to obtuse to recognise innuendo when it presented to you on a silver platter.
    Doh!!

  103. 103
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    I wonder if the young tyke wasn’t just in the “driving seat” when in the car

    Ah well lots of publicity, more ad revenue

  104. 104
    Hector. says:

    if he is or he isn’t, fuck sake, have we not kinda got over all this nowadays?

  105. 105
    statechaos says:

    Isn’t he called Guido as well?

  106. 106
    OiOi says:

    Justice says:
    September 2, 2010 at 9:21 am

    “Hague is contemptable in using his wife and alleged miscarriages to justify his inappropriate behaviour.”

    Totally agree with that.

  107. 107
    My Lord Prezza of Trough, (in syncophantically sympathetic translation) says:

    Only Labour has the moral authenticity to govern.

    Anyone gotta sandwich . . . ? . . . pasta . . . ? . . . pie . . . ? . . . . chips . . ? . . . anything . . ? . . .

  108. 108
    Anonymous says:

    Student of what? Media studies?

    Get a proper job you tart.

  109. 109
    missed the point says:

    Gay or not gay, that is not the question. What is exposed here is that Hague is a rampant nepotist.

  110. 110
    Bob S says:

    Thanks for the daily papers round-up Guido, if that’s what your blog is now reduced to.

    A much better read than the BBC website papers review anyway – I shall have to check in here every morning….

  111. 111
    Engineer says:

    lol – You are wrong. I have not posted any comment on this story except under this screen-name.

  112. 112
    Anon says:

    In what department, the office or the bedroom?

  113. 113
    The return of Madame Dale P.R. Advisor to CCHQ says:

    “CCHQ wants to elicit sympathy and play up the sexual aspect of this”

    sound familiar ?

    It’s the David Laws strategy all over again from Madame Dale.

  114. 114
    Pedantry Corner says:

    Pedantry Alert: Guido aint meeting Hague today, another bloke called Guido is. Probably not important though…..dont want facts getting in the way of a good point

  115. 115
    Billyboy Hague says:

    ‘appen I’m no better than prezza
    result!

  116. 116
    twatwatch says:

    it’s not a reservation it’s called realism you git. you know, ‘critical thinking’, the brain function present in anyone with an IQ over 80 that allows you to assess each issue on the given evidence?

    if the whole basis of this allegation is “OMG two grown men shared a hotel room” then it’s a huge gamble accusing a married middle aged man of being a fag, given the very real possibility in my original post. if there is some secret damning allegation yet to be revealed then i’ll just sit back and enjoy the show.

    either way i fucking hate flaky unfounded gossip, i don’t care who the target is

  117. 117
    Anon says:

    Calm down Prince of Darkness. This one too close to your heart?

  118. 118

    My mind is filled with an extraordinary image of Guido in tight-fitting lederhosen.

  119. 119
    Anonymous says:

    You sound like the idiot who was on yesterday claiming never to visit again.

  120. 120
    Archer Karcher says:

    He obviously showed exceptional something to someone, that is for sure.

  121. 121
    smug twat says:

    I’ve said on many occasions that I am not, and have never had any political party affiliations.

    I vote Conservative.

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    His sexuality is immaterial. That he has been ripping off the taxpayer is what gets my goat.

  123. 123
    Peter Grimes says:

    So instead of Toenails being up McDoom’s arse, Mad Al Campbell had his hands up Toenails’ arse? Is that what you mean?

  124. 124
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Agree , i to wonder about the apointment but then if he was hauges driver for 18 months? he would have got to know Myers well and trusted him , I dont belive the gay thing .

    when me a and my co-workers stay at hotels sometimes we share rooms , women often share rooms with other women , Like i said the appointment does need further digging but the rest is crap .

  125. 125
    Blaulagoon says:

    Frankly who gives a shit whether a policician is biffing anyone or not, it is not anyones business other than the parties involved.

    Last time I looked sharing a room was not a crime and in these times of austerity is clearly public spirited.

    What is the country coming too that inuendo and rumour of this foul type is being purveyed around as if it were the truth, with no motivation other than to cause trouble. Imagine the distress to those not immediately involved.

    Character assasination seems to be the order of the day, only last week the papers were at it again trying to smear the MI5/GCHQ man who was found dead in strange circumstances. Whilst it may sell papers it is pretty sad that the muck racking is going on trying to maligne a man who was a good servant of the country. And , again who gives a shit if he was gay or whatever. Many a good man gay/straight/or bi man serves the country every day and it is just activity like this that causes the problem rather than any threat of blackmail.

    Frankly, it is about time that the personal lives of our politicians were left alone as long as they are not committing crimes or being (too) hypocritical,neither situation applies here they should be free to do their own thing.

  126. 126
    Sir William Waad says:

    It used to be said that it would be believed of any man that he taken to drink. Now it’s believed of any man that he’s taken to other men.

    What Mr Hague does in his spare time is entirely his own affair, as long as he doesn’t expect me and you to subsidise it.

  127. 127
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Look knob
    Like Portaloo many have known about Hagues univerity antics for many years
    He may indeed love his wife and fancy her but he still has it in him “ooo er missis”
    Portaloo used the same excuse about the state of his wifes tubes, gay Gordon and his baster
    MILLITWAT MAJOR AND HIS BABY TOURISM
    They are mostly poofs and kiddie fiddlers thats how they get on
    Its like a masonic lodge

  128. 128
    Peasant says:

    “SpAds should be recruited like any other public servant, by open means.”

    If that was the case, they would not be *special* advisers, would they?

    Just get rid of SpAds; if they want to help make policy then they should get elected as MPs and then they can be appointed PPS or junior ministers.

  129. 129
    Crispin Blunt says:

    I believe you.

  130. 130
    William Hague says:

    And mine.

  131. 131
    Sir William Waad says:

    Well, yes, and pigs might fly.

  132. 132
    You-Twat says:

    so why did he get fired ?

  133. 133
    Anonymous says:

    He never will. He’s a born again EU Hunt. Fuck him!

  134. 134
    Archer Karcher says:

    He is one and the same. CCHQ in full on attack the messenger mode.

  135. 135
    Anonymous says:

    #77 Yeah yeah fucking yeah and we’ve heard your dullwitted response the first 30 times as well. Get a Job you lazy wastrel !

  136. 136
    Bob XYZ says:

    then fuck off and stop whining

  137. 137
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Tony, I think you find that more cows are sacrificed for that task than there are to line a Rolls Royce Phantom

  138. 138
    cant hunter says:

    Good to see that Mr innuendo Fawkes is now quoting the , self confessed, inadequate political reporter Nick Robinson (and until yesterday the recipient of GF’s censure) with some kind of agreement. Also interesting to see GF quote ( OR HIDE BEHIND) other sophisticated luminaries such as the Daily Mirror political crew. Truly desperation, or an inability to admit that one has made an error, makes for strange bedfellows. The BBC has been in an orgasm over this episode on the Today programme with some of the most pompous opinion passing that i’ve heard for a long long time. Worst, inevitably, was the perenially crisis seeking Gordon Smith, followed by Lansdale. Strange how all these people, and Robinson, were quiet when Brown was wrecking the nations finances. But they come alive when a story might have a bit of sex involved.

  139. 139
    Anonymous says:

    Obviously everything Hague says can be taken at fface value. Just look at how honest he was about the ffucking EU. So he can ffuck off.

  140. 140
    Get your young SpAds for only £30,000 a year says:

    But he did.

  141. 141
    The Rt. Dishon. Phoney ‘£rd-Way’ Sanctimonious Bliar, Banker Wanker & ***, emoting & wiv stupid grin says:

    Hi!!!!

    Here’s a pome I’d like you to copy down inside the front cover of your copy of My New BOOK!!!

    ‘ It pays to be religious

    It pays to be “ Of G*d “

    That’s why I’m such a welfy fuck

    And such a Slimey Sod ‘

    There!! – that will always remind you of me!!!

  142. 142
    Anonymus says:

    redacting post 47:
    “saw an opportunity for a bit of self-publicity ”
    “needed to remind people that he still exists.”

    simple.

  143. 143
    you've missed the plot. says:

    But this is about a politician employing a friend who is not qualified for the job at the taxpayer’s expense. IE CORRUPTION

  144. 144
    CCHQ alert - whoop whoop says:

    Get back in your box.

  145. 145
    being (too) hypocritical says:

  146. 146
    Anonymous says:

    Its spelt “Aides” actually, though would have wasted yer joke wouldn’t it. Never mind.

  147. 147
    Stonemason says:

    So much bullshit in the name of journalism.

  148. 148
    concrete pump says:

    Like any stray doggie, Lewinsky was free to a good home. It just so happened that ‘home’ was the area underneath Bill’s shaft.

  149. 149

    I’d be inclined to go for the much simpler ‘BILLY LIAR’, but such literary allusions are possibly beyond today’s Sun, if not the NOTW.

  150. 150
    Anonymous says:

    Ever occurred to you that it is you who is in the wrong?

    No, I didn’t think so. People like you are always ‘right’ aren’t they.

  151. 151
    Archer Karcher says:

    Stupid supposition, try again using your brain.

  152. 152
    Tony Cameron the Heir to Balr says:

    Only £50,000 and you can meet me Tony.

  153. 153
    Anonymous says:

    But you forgot to mention the “irrefutible” evidence of the photograph showing the baseball cap and the wrap around shades. Stonewaller. hmmmmm precisely

  154. 154
    Hunch Back says:

    Sorry Guido, you helped give this story arms, legs and an extra sausage.

  155. 155
    "austerity" is the new cottaging says:

    Do keep up!

  156. 156
    Head polish and buffing will cost you extra says:

    Who knows what expenses were charged in those bedrooms ?

  157. 157
    Ker-ching says:

    Hear hear!

  158. 158
    P. Tatchell says:

    I want to join the Tories.

  159. 159
    Dicky says:

    This could be the end of this blog, unless there is something more concrete. A right of action in libel lies on the natural and ordinary meaning of words, i.e. what those words mean to an ordinary person. As has been seen, there is a natural innuendo in what has been published by Guido, and this is likely to be actionable in the same way as if Guido had just said “Hague is gay”.

    A silly mistake, and one which is baffling considering the history of this blog.

  160. 160
    Anonymous says:

    You should stop blogging then.

  161. 161
    Alfierunningoutofmonikers says:

    which proves it was you
    you whiny pathetic pussy

  162. 162
    The Sun says:

    POOFing Billy.

  163. 163
    Anonymous says:

    only “some” Lawyers ?????

  164. 164
    Anonymus says:

    So when politicians from other partys were having flaky shit thrown at them you were making similar points?

  165. 165
    Simon "straight choice" Hughes says:

    Well done!

  166. 166
    concrete pump says:

    Journalism? Where?

  167. 167
    Anonymous says:

    Hague’s reaction has been hysterically over the top.

    He’s fighting for his political life and he knows it.

    ‘Oh what a tangled web we weave,
    When first we practice to deceive’

  168. 168
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I need a holiday

  169. 169
    Elenchus says:

    What happened to that guy that was “just asking”?

  170. 170
    buff it spad says:

    his spectacular shiny head

  171. 171
    twat alert says:

    Put your cock away you dirty boy.

  172. 172
    David Miniblandblair says:

    The only trolls feverishly posting on Mr G McBride’s site seem to be my trolls. Oh, and the usual assorted hard right cavemen.

  173. 173
    CCHQ Troll Control says:

    about twenty fucking times

  174. 174
    US Army O'bummer in chief says:

    Don’t ask, don’t tell!

  175. 175
    Unsworth says:

    Evidence? Statistics? Or just stupid?

  176. 176
    Dicky says:

    shut up you love it

  177. 177
    not 100% convinced says:

    There is still a whiff of man love about this

    The smell of one man’s early morning dump in a hotel bathroom is more than enough, two is guaranteed gagging – phew

    who was in charge of the TV remote?

  178. 178
    hmmmm says:

    Your prissy reply made me laugh more than my joke did. Thanks.

  179. 179

    And soon, Sir WW, it will be compulsory – outing the heteros in cabinet will become the new game, while the parliament is reconvened in Sodom on Sea under the new leadership of Peter Tatchell.

  180. 180
    Unsworth says:

    And, it seems, Doctors, Dentists, Accountants etc etc.

  181. 181
    CCHQ Troll Control says:

    so how much were you paid little doggy ?

  182. 182
    Unsworth says:

    Oh dear! Please understand the differences between ‘allegation’ and ‘inuendo’.

  183. 183
    Hunch Back says:

    You all hate gays. I am not coming out to you lot ever. I am keeping my gay manliness to myself…oops.

  184. 184
    Anonymous says:

    You clearly are the last!

  185. 185
    Horse's Mouth says:

    whilst campaigning before the election we occasionally shared twin hotel rooms.
    William Hague 1 September 2010

    Is that concrete enough for you?

  186. 186

    “who was in charge of the TV remote?”

    Doesn’t matter really, since both of them like makeover and cookery programmes, with a healthy dose of Graham Norton’s unique ‘light (on your feet) entertainment’…

  187. 187
    Snotsicle says:

    It wouldn’t have been charged to the taxpayer because the event occurred before the Tories were elected.
    Regardless of who is/isn’t gay, *IF* the SpAd were employed for reasons other than his skill and/or experience in a matter relevant to the FCO then it is an unnecessary drain on public resources.
    I like Hague (rather more than Cameron), couldn’t give a rat’s ar5e about his sexuality and hope that he survives this affair. Now that the SpAd has gone, hopefully lessons have been learned and any other similar appointments will be quickly & quietly ceased before anyone notices.

  188. 188
    Menominee says:

    There’s a German called Guido?

    I hope he’s frisked before entering parliament.

  189. 189
    FAIL! says:

    So why was the SpAd fired ?

  190. 190
    Archer Karcher says:

    That alone, was indeed the clincher. Absolutely unforgivable behaviour, dragging his poor wife into his personal debacle, shows what an utter shit, the man is.

  191. 191
    William Hague says:

    Read my lips. I did not have sex with that man.

  192. 192
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Politics can be such a bummer

  193. 193
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Or…….
    Read the current Bum

  194. 194
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Whats that dribbling down your chin then?

  195. 195
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Butt, Asif and Amir dropped from 1 day squad , Damm ! I had bets on no balls .

  196. 196
    String emUp says:

    Herr Westerwelle has been embroiled in similar controversy for taking his partner with him on foreign trips. His partner is a sports manager and was supposedly there in a commercial capacity rather than an emotional one. Perhaps William is going to get a few tips on handling such situations in addition to his offical duties. Herr Westerwelle’s long-term partner is Michael Mronz , younger brother of former tennis player Alexander Mronz

  197. 197
    Great Granddad says:

    The jury is still out on this one and they might be out for some time.

  198. 198
    hard talk says:

    What is the farting protocol in this type of senior man junior man bedroom arrangement?

  199. 199
    Dicky says:

    You don’t quite get it. It’s the fact that attention has been drawn to this fact that creates the *inference* that he’s gay, and gives rise to the innuendo. Upon a re-read, the statement that “the couple’s language at breakfast was eye-opening” is probably more than just innuendo.

    No issue with the story, if gay is your way that’s OK, but if it isn’t Hague’s (and on balance it seems not to be) then we have a problem.

  200. 200
    Unsworth says:

    That’s because the BBC understands the realities. Sex is more interesting to the masses than money. However, anyone with the slightest intelligence knows that money is so much more important than sex. How do all these millionaires manage to pick up their various women (or young men, or both)? I could tell you a few stories about some of them…

  201. 201

    The foreign secretary has asked me to make it clear that this story will not stop him getting ‘on the job’ and will be making his way to see Camp David later today, where he will stand behind president Obama.

  202. 202
    Tactical Error says:

    If CCHQ and their trolls push Mr Fawkes into a corner it may not be beyond the realm of probability that he accumulated quite a bit of damaging information and gossip over the years from Conservative circles with which to fight back.
    So keep pushing. This could prove very entertaining.

  203. 203
    Menominee says:

    I’ve seen Bill’s shaft. Ten cents at most and the area beneath it and perpendicular to his scrotum would not accommodate Monica’s big lips. I believe him. I mean…who wouldn’t.

  204. 204
    Dicky says:

    Dunno. Maybe he didn’t like the attention. Maybe he’s gay and not out. Maybe he did actually resign…

  205. 205
    TomTom says:

    Palmerstone [sic] not related to Palmerston then ?

    Schwesterwelle is a laughing stock in Germany as he is analogous to Nick Clegg as Coalition Partner, yet his party has collapsed around him as he has proven totally inept and self-serving. He has U-turned so often that he has zero credibility. The ONLY thing that makes him newsworthy is his travels abroad as Foreign Secretary with his boyfriend AND donors to his party the FDP

  206. 206
    Anonymous says:

    Guido manages to to tell the truth now, instead of waiting to hear it 13 years later when they make money from selling their memoirs, made on the backs of supposedly serving the public, and primetime airtime paid for by the publicly funded BBC!

    How any one in this country can believe any politician today is beyond belief.

    Did you not learn from Stalinist Brown and Balls?

    Who thinks that this lot are any different in telling lies?

    Cameron said he wouldn’t transfer any more powers to Europe without a referendum? Oh no? What about the recent transfer of policing powers to Europe? William Hague wants even more European States to have access to our country too. Cameron lied on Europe just to get elected, and then you find out they are just as pro Europe as the Liebour party.

    Trust any politician, you must be living on another fucking planet!!

  207. 207
    TediumAlert says:

    Cool retort bro.

  208. 208
    Anonymous says:

    Hague won’t sue.

    At the moment the worst case scenario for him is that his political career is over. A blow no doubt but he’s made his millions and would have more time to hang out with the dudes in Wyoming or wherever he goes ‘wrangling’.

    If he sues the worst case scenario for him is a long stretch banged up a la Archer/Aitken.

    Though perhaps that might not be quite as much of a punishment for him as it would be for others.

  209. 209
    Billy Vague (Failed leader of the Conservative Party, wanting another go) says:

    I hope I am too! Ooh matron.

  210. 210
    Archer Karcher says:

    Sadly true, he is out of the closet on that at least.

  211. 211
    Menominee says:

    Boys! Boys! It’s only a game.

  212. 212
    Martin Luther says:

    Indulgences had more worth than that pile of self-serving shit of a book.

  213. 213
    Anonymous says:

    I think farts would most likely be of the silent variety.

  214. 214

    Guido..James o’Brian on LBC is calling for you to phone in.

  215. 215
    pillow talk says:

    The older one gets to fart in your face.

  216. 216
    Dicky says:

    What about the young stallion whose career has been ruined? He could be looking a a very nice settlement if it’s the end of his political aspiration.

  217. 217
    London's Biggest Cock says:

    O’brien is a sanctimonious leftie twat who can whine for Britain.

  218. 218

    From France? LBC is Iain’s station, they can get his insight.

  219. 219
    Number 10's cat says:

    Don’t forget the notoriously taxing “Sundoku”

  220. 220
    Cherie B Liar says:

    How dare anyone take the spotlight away from my Tony! I’m so angry, one of you better give me something for free! I deserve it! I’m the wife of the greatest prime minister there’s ever been!

  221. 221
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    When one can’t hold the fart in any longer, the other lets rip anything he’s been holding in.
    Whoever it was that farted first, it will be the junior who apologises for the smell.
    If the junior is of the lowly bag carrying variety he shall pretend to have done a silent one if he didn’t have anything in reserve.

  222. 222
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ll make a statement about this to the House right after I finish my jobby and have a fizzy orange.

  223. 223
    Ffion Hague says:

    I hope you’ll all agree that someone as hard up (pardon the pun) as William deserves financial aid.

    How would you like having to share a hotel bed with another chap?

  224. 224
    David Laws says:

    I believe that.

  225. 225
    The Kinnock Clique says:

    Shocking !

  226. 226
    Unsworth says:

    Oh dear, yet another anon freak. They’re cockroaches, really. Read Archie and Mehitabel?

    Anyway, put up, pillock.

  227. 227
    THE BENN DYNASTY says:

    Hear, hear !

  228. 228
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I believe they do have telephones in France.

  229. 229
    David says:

    I say this as a massive fan of Guido, but…

    I am still uncomfortable with this line Guido is following. I cannot for the life of me see what’s in the public interest; it’s just prurience at its worst and it’s forced Hague and Ffion into this unhappy place.

    Even if, beyond this painful denial, there is still ‘smoke’, what possible difference would it make? None, really.

  230. 230
    Sir William Waad says:

    They have a competition to see who can produce the loudest, longest, smelliest and most musical one.

  231. 231
    Matches for sale says:

    What about Cricketers?

  232. 232
    Archer Karcher says:

    Employing friends and family on the public purse, goes on a lot in countries like Greece. It really is no big deal at all, why most of them never even bother showing up and just collect the monthly cheque.
    Perhaps Bill likes the way the Greeks do things and felt his young friend might too?

  233. 233
    Sir William Waad says:

    Who’s David?

  234. 234
    statechaos says:

    If Hague had opted for a single room would you be calling him a w**ker?

  235. 235
    Baroness Ashton of Upholland says:

    Right, that’s it!

    You are all banned and will have the privilege of accessing the internet withdrawn, you will sign the offenders register and must attend civil education lessons designed by the EU.

  236. 236
    MI7 says:

    This occured to mje yesterday. the real story isn’t that hague is gay but powerful forces want him out of the foreign office and have started briefing guido.

    Strangely enough when I was considering who’d want him out I wondered what his position was on the Israel/Palestine problem and if he has upset Israel, as you suggest, it makes alot more sense as to why this ‘story’ has gained momentum.

  237. 237
    the "insight" of Mrs Dale says:

    David Laws is being hounded because he is gay!!
    I mean William Hague is being hounded because he is ga.. NOT gay!
    Yes, that’s what I meant.

    Nailed it.

  238. 238
    Liebour's Brown Troll Ops says:

    Calm down, calm down. You’re just a non-entity.

  239. 239
    This is how you make a denial says:

  240. 240
    The Golem says:

    True, he’s part of the occupying power.

  241. 241
    concrete pump says:

    Get Dale’s insight? Pfft!

  242. 242
    Archer Karcher says:

    Can we have our forty grand back David, it’s not as if you really need it, is it?

  243. 243

    Q. What do you call an honest P*kistani?

    A. As if!

  244. 244
    Anonymous says:

    So let’s make that a general rule for everyone shall we? No one is allowed to recruit anyone they want. Employees must be appointed by an outside body set up for the purpose. No preferential treatment for anybody. And if you end up with a complete dork who is totally incompatible with your aims, way of working and personality then that’s just tough. That would really help the country. A true workers utopia. You have got be a civil servant……

  245. 245
    Mr Splooot says:

    Hague is at least married to a hot sexy lady. McDoom’s minging beard has tree trunk legs and fucked up toes.

  246. 246
    Sarf of the River says:

    Reverse the charges.

  247. 247
    Woman on a Raft says:

    Myers did a degree in History at Durham, then didn’t do anything useful with it, such as taking up teacher training. He then cross-qualified in law (via a GDL) but failed to take up an offered training contract, prefering to drive for William Hague. This is a ridiculous waste as even rich pampered boys have to compete for training contracts, which are like gold dust.

    Hague showed deplorable lack of commonsense in encouraging the nitwit to walk out on the opportunity. What he should have said is “Get your licence, lad, then come back when you’ve had a couple of years as solicitor and local councillor, and can offer the electorate more than snakey hips and floppy hair”.

  248. 248
    Chris (not Myers) says:

    Citizen Dave has just said that he stands 100% behind William hague.

    Wonder why that is then

  249. 249
    Anon says:

    With a name like that “Number 10’s cat” I wonder about YOUR inability to recognise inuendo. We all know what cats like to lick.

  250. 250
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    if Hague sues andds up skint he can always call a no win no fee firms of lawyers

    “I fell down a man hole”

  251. 251
    Archer Karcher says:

    I guess it’s back to driving for Chris. Hey ho.

  252. 252

    He was being quite complimentary about Guido. Mentioned the list of scalps taken and the draper Mcbride scandal in detail.

    He did refer to this as “A jolly blog” , which probably isn’t quite how CCHQ/Labour Central would refer to it.

  253. 253
    Hugh Bristic says:

    I have occasionally contributed to this blog, but I’m afraid it has gone into a steep decline since the election, as it seems to have become an unpleasant, sleazy place to be.
    The political comment used to be entertaining and full of wit, but has been replaced by abusive schoolboy vulgarity.
    Whereas the McBride revelations were very important to demonstrate the character of the Brown government, I doubt if the villification of Hague achieves anything worthwhile.
    I can only assume that personal animus has driven this episode, rather than the pursuit of libertarian values.

  254. 254
    Anonymous says:

    The public interest is Hague employing this inexperienced young man at the tax payer’s expense to give him special advice on how to deal with important matters of state.

    In other words giving his friend a non job on the public payroll. We were told that Parliament had been cleaed up and it clearly has not been.

  255. 255
    Blackmail-ability is the key to high office says:

    Sadly (and frighteningly), that is probably the clearest picture of British politics you’re likely to get.

    Is it the same in other countries?

  256. 256
    Anonymous says:

    It’s showbiz for ugly people. Hague really wishes he were Graham Norton but he’s more like a poor man’s Dale Winton.

  257. 257
    ? says:

    But would Dave stand in front of William?

  258. 258
    Anonymous says:

    It’s.

  259. 259
    Anon says:

    I guess you all went to expensive same sex schools then?

  260. 260
    Dicky says:

    He can borrow my Shaguar

  261. 261
    rustygecko says:

    And don’t sleep in the same room as your “mates” .
    And when you are justifying it don’t bring your wife and miscarriages into it which are totally irrelevant….it makes others think you are using the argument “I am married and therefore I cannot be gay”.

  262. 262
    twatwatchwatch says:

    twatwatch, you undermine an otherwise worthy point with your use of the word “fag”. It hardly suggests you’re a balanced mind. May I suggest that you just accept the fact that you’re clearly in denial, come out of the closet and enjoy the party?

  263. 263
    cock alert says:

    You’re a bit of a twat. The private sector is completely separate and is not the issue. I don’t pay their salaries. Parliament is different. You know this really but raise a false flag.

    Must try harder.

  264. 264
    Smig says:

    Regardless of his accommodation arrangements he’s a massive wanker.

    He’s got form. Stuffing ballot boxes while President of the Oxford University Conservative Association springs to mind.

    He’s a politician. A slippery, silver-tongued liar, somewhere in the realm of a used car salesmuppet on the evolutionary ladder.

    Red, yellow or blue. Don’t trust the fuckers.

  265. 265
    MI7 says:

    simple hague has upset israel with his stance on the middle east situation and now the spooks are attempting to ‘straighten’ (pardon the pun) him out.

  266. 266
    laughter says:

    ‘claps’

  267. 267
    get real with the b'strds says:

    ….and INNUENDO!

  268. 268
    get real with the b'strds says:

    No-one has mentioned the fact that the statment from Hague says “..have shared a room with said “driver” on VARIOUS occasions” — go admit it —-what are they trying to preempt?

  269. 269
    Brainwashed says:

    I’m slightly startled by how many people seem to have had a Road to Damascus moment with regards to bureaucracy.

    “All jobs should be given out after ten pages of tick boxes have been completed in triplicate”

    I have a mate who hires his staff from pals at his local rugby club, after the initial bunch of staff he hired through the jobcentre stole his stock to sell on the black market.

    Surely there’s a difference between nepotism and talent spotting

  270. 270
    shawn says:

    As long as you don’t employ your buggered sheep as an overpaid special adviser on the “Middle East Question” then the taxpayer wouldn’t give a toss.

  271. 271
    The Watcher says:

    What statement? Hague if guilty of anything is guilty of gross political incompetence by hiring ANYONE aged 25. This country is over, the politicians can not be taken seriously. I advocate revolt, civil disobedience and mockery.
    Guido has managed the latter.

  272. 272
    Blaulagoon says:

    allegedly
    and no one seems to argue that the guy was intelligent

  273. 273
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    Ach, Gott, I’d forgotten about her toes! Nice one mate, I felt a queasy wave of nausea pass through me. I hope she paid for the dry-cleaning of that Temple’s carpet… the dirty mare!

  274. 274
    Herr Lipp says:

    Let us vatch closely at ze body language between zese two ministers.

  275. 275
    Anonymous says:

    Nonsense, we’re all hompphobes here aren’t we?

  276. 276
    Allan@Aberdeen says:

    Doesn’t Hague look a bit like Jimmy Somerville? He’s the Scottish poofta that sang for the Communards.

  277. 277
    Anonymous says:

    u r gay

  278. 278
    Dickie Bird says:

    Nah boul

  279. 279
    Ex-Pat says:

    He didn’t get fired. He resigned.

    Whatever decision he took he would have been criticised. If he had stayed in the job the false rumours would have persisted. Resigning meant that they should now stop.

  280. 280
    Unsworth says:

    Good point. My observation was about the so-called ‘professions’ as opposed to ‘sportsmen’, but I’m sure there must be many other groupings, such as Councillors etc.

  281. 281
    Unsworth says:

    Whose endo?

    Anyway, typing errors and too pissed to give a shit.

  282. 282
    M says:

    If Max Clifford is so good at PR, why does everyone think he’s a prick?

  283. 283
    Anonymous says:

    I think his wife would disagree with you!

  284. 284
    Anonymous says:

    Well said. Up and at ‘em Guido!

  285. 285
    Anonymous says:

    “… the real story isn’t that hague is gay…” . Have we now become so amoral that allegedly cheating on your wife with a bloke half your age whom you also employ is considered acceptable, nay to be applauded, behaviour?

  286. 286
    John Thomas says:

    No, you are on a strict diet!

  287. 287
    Anonymous says:

    So does this mean he’s bi?

  288. 288
    Bill Vague says:

    Keep digging Guido!

  289. 289
    Anonymous says:

    “The private sector is completely separate and is not the issue.”

    But these people expect to regulate the private sector but you want them to do so with advice from people within the Civil Service? That bastion of profit and loss driven accountability? Don’t make me laugh. Twat.

  290. 290
    Anonymous says:

    People should bone up on Lord Boothby and Tom Driberg to see how debased our political class are. I’m not surprised in the least to see them trying to protect one of their own.

  291. 291
    Anonymous says:

    The question then becomes – “Is it reasonable to infer that something shonky is going on when a millionaire, Foreign Secretary bunks up with his chauffeur when all other member of his group have separate rooms?” Myself, I think its reasonable to think that Chrissypoos got his hands on a little more than the car’s gear stick.

  292. 292
    Billybumboy says:

    shame he wants to sleep in the bedroom with his spad

  293. 293
    Michael Portillo says:

    William is as straight as I am.

  294. 294
    You-Twat says:

    Hague ‘resigned’ him. If he had done nothing wrong he wouldn’t have.

  295. 295
    CCHQ Troll Control says:

    and you’re a stupid cun’t fighting a losing battle as this story hits every Newspaper and News channel in Britain

  296. 296
    O Nomatopoeia says:

    Inyourend-ow ?

  297. 297
    Zimmer Rimmer says:

    Cheaper to have gone to SpAdSavers. Two-for-one offer on hotel rooms coming soon.

  298. 298
    John Thomas says:

    Surely if Little Willy Hague was a homosexsual, Peter Tatchell would have outed him many years ago. I looks as if young Bill did not use joined up thinking when booking “twin bedrooms” or maybe he was just too tired.

  299. 299
    Jimmy says:

    “The Mirror are somewhat on a high-horse asking if this is what Palmerstone would have done. ”

    Who?

  300. 300
    Gary Elsby says:

    I love it when a Tory says: “It wasn’t me”.
    I can prove that it is ALWAYS them!
    Go on, tell me to bugger off!

  301. 301
    Anonymous says:

    Guido,

    You’re an absolute tool

  302. 302
    rattattat says:

    give it a rest

  303. 303
    Big Tony says:

    Looks like Elton John on the left picture. Enough said.

  304. 304
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    You’ve got no chance, all smoke and mirrors.

    Red /Blue /Yellow /Left / Centre /Righf it’s all BS there all the same and while we squabble over it they fleece us dry.

    Good work Guido shame you can’t do a hatchet job on the Millibands I’m sure there’s a bit of “dirt”

  305. 305
    Anonymous says:

    You mean wield the sword of truth aka Jonathan Aitken, or even you know tell a porky ala Archer.

    Thing is it is a high risk strategy as they have already admitted sharing a bedroom so it would be down to whether a Jury believed them or not.

    And the great British public is not believing politicians at the moment.

    So the court route is a no no,

  306. 306
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    If he’d done that, he might not have been quite so tight when he came back.

  307. 307
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    Leave the goat out of it, it was purely consensual.

  308. 308
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    Leave the rat’s arse out of this, it was purely consensual.

  309. 309
    J says:

    “William Hague Gay Rumours – secret recording of drunk MP -Gaygue?

    A merry and loose tounged MP inadvertently reveals some truths about loveable-voiced yorkshireman and Foreign Sec William Hague.
    Normally I wouldn’t contribute to this sort of homophobic and snide speculation…..but Thatcher stole my milk, and they do bring it on themselves, Section 28, etc.
    Come on Tories, lighten up!
    [Footage taken in Westminster Bar, April/May 2010]”

    What do you make of that? Hmm

  310. 310
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    First remove butt plug.

  311. 311
    Anonymous says:

    Attention Libertarians! Be more normal!

  312. 312
    Anonymous says:

    Point taken about it not being the same Guido — it’s that red ink he uses. Nonetheless, *my* point remains the same: no public benefit to this story.

  313. 313
    Will Upton, Southampton says:

    You are an absolute piece of shit, despised by so many who care about politics and the future of the UK. You do no good work, only increase cynicism, which makes us all poorer.

    Again, you are an absolute piece of shit.

  314. 314
    Jaded63 says:

    Guido, would you like to have someone to check your spelling and grammar? I’d do it for free, however I might not be available all the time.

    ‘Palmerstone’ indeed….

  315. 315
    Just Woke Up says:

    And therein lies the main reason why these EU-sellouts should be accosted, harrassed, shouted at, ridiculed, slapped around, and have their ‘careers’ destroyed at every given fucking opportunity. If he wasn’t an out and out traitor I might have had some sympathy for him. Burn the whole rotten fucking edifice to the ground with all these Common Purpose Hunts in it!

    This is just a sideline to the main scandal of this Govt……where’s our Referendum??

  316. 316
    Just Woke Up says:

    Hunt?

  317. 317
    Just Woke Up says:

    haha type in c.u.n.t and it is replaced with Hoon! Genius!! XD

    I’m going back to bed

  318. 318
    Just Woke Up says:

    They’re bound to have shared a bed. Hang ‘em!

  319. 319
    Just Woke Up says:

    If it was a newspaper I’d take notice. It isn’t so I’m not.

  320. 320
    Just Woke Up says:

    Never!!! We can’t trust these current batch of professional politicians to act honourably. They HAVE to be watched to check what they are up to and with whom. Leave them alone? Tad naive sentiment there.

  321. 321
    Just Woke Up says:

    He isn’t campaigning for the British constitution or our democratic process. Where’s our EU referendum you bought-and-sold Tory bastards? If he’s gay then he’s a gay traitor. If he’s straight then he’s a straight traitor. Makes no difference. Either way he’s still a traitor and I have zero sympathy, even if it is just bollocks.

  322. 322
    Just Woke Up says:

    *loud applause*

  323. 323
    Anonymous says:

    This is Binary.
    Either Hague is Gay or he is not.
    If not then it is truly outrageous that Guido “outs” a married man without 100% proof.
    If so, then Hague must resign immediately as he has already denied this accusation.
    There are no grey areas.

    I’m an avid Guido fan but will not and cannot accept spin and slander (a la Labour) if there is no credible evidence.

  324. 324
    Jo Stalin says:

    I like the cut of your jib

  325. 325
    Anonymous says:

    “Willie and the hand-jive” to be re-released?

  326. 326
    Just Woke Up says:

    And more to come we hope

  327. 327
    Zed says:

    Well said, Sir.
    I endorse and support your views.
    I was once (very recently) proud to be a vociferous supporter of this site.
    Right now the Jury is out and I’ve already become an infrequent visitor.
    Be fair, Guido. Your support is based upon right-thinking individuals rather than sleaze for profit.
    Choose wisely.

  328. 328
    Just Woke Up says:

    Spoken like a true Common Purposer. They don’t like it up ‘em Guido!

  329. 329
    B-nary says:

    “Binary”
    “will not and cannot”

    Ooo-er. Get you….

  330. 330
    Zed says:

    I used to work for an international company which insisted that it’s employees shared same-sex double rooms to save expense.

    These were days when the company was making obscene profits.

    Does this make both myself and fellow ex colleagues homosexuals one and all ?

  331. 331
    Zed says:

    Did he ?
    Sharing a room rather than charging two rooms.
    What is the extra cost to the taxpayer then ????????????????????

  332. 332
    Anonymous says:

    You lost me on that post, sorry

  333. 333
    Zed says:

    And if Guido gets it wrong he alienates the majority of his (hard won) supporters.
    High risk all round.
    Twist

  334. 334
    Insider says:

    I am amazed there has been no apparent investigation into the former “friends” of little Willie check out 1995/1997 …………;-)

  335. 335
    EU says:

    Get Hague at all costs.

    If he gets his way then UK save £80B.

    Destroy him, NOW

  336. 336
    What the Butler Saw says:

    What did Shaun Woodward’s Butler see?

  337. 337
    What the Butler Saw says:

    Of a crispy morning?

  338. 338
    Anonymous says:

    Can I have a job please? I’m straight but will let you shag me for £30000 a year.

  339. 339
    Anonymous says:

    He gave his friend a blow job, not a ‘non job’.

  340. 340
    Anonymous says:

    He didn’t though, he got his spokeswoman to do it for him.

  341. 341
    anonymous says:

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but your post misspells Palmerston as “Palmerstone.”

  342. 342
    Don't be vague, sleep with Hague says:

    I see that his statement says he’s never had a relationship with a man. He doesn’t say that he’s never had sex with a man. Judging by the look on Christopher’s face in the picture above, that might be an avenue worth exploring…

  343. 343
    Anonymous says:

    If you dig there could be others even senior who sheared a bed / room in their early days. Will be interesting if you could find out!

  344. 344
    Anonymous says:

    Are you from the “morally liberal money right wing party”; seems this is what the Conservative Party turning out to be. What conservative values are left now?

  345. 345
    chris says:

    Idont know what all the fuss is about there must be a lot of politians who share rooms, have we any informaion on where the women sleepzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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