September 2nd, 2010

Thought for the Day

If Hague had kept an experienced press handler like William Littlejohn as his SpAd he wouldn’t be in this situation would he? He wouldn’t haven’t released that stupid statement on Monday, which brought him more unwanted press attention. He wouldn’t have released that cynical, Aitkenesque, “sword of fidelity” statement yesterday. All in all, he has only himself to blame for being ill-advised and has shown a staggering lack of judgement.


414 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I dunno Guido , Ithink you went to far on the gay thing , The spad appointment fair play , the gay thing , Nah

    • 2
      CCHQ Briefing notes says:

      Spin it that it’s all about the sex and ignore the £30,000 a year unecessary unqualified spad at the taxpayers expense.

      • 5
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        No The spad thing is important , 30 k is over theavarage wage , The gay thing is a non-runner

      • 332
        What's all the fuss about? says:

        This story passed me by until last night. I understand the angle viz Sp/Adviser, but don’t know the details so cannot comment. Nothing new I suspect and if Hague’s statement is accurate then it is a non-story (bloggers, like reporters, need something to write about that gains attention come what may let’s not forget, sometimes, especially when there is no news or only old news). If the statement was false then that will be bad for Hague.

        As for the ‘gay’ thing, again I only know they shared a twin room. Sharing rooms happens all the time and always did surely? Are we suggesting that every man that shared a dorm room, either at school, whilst back-packing, or perhaps in a poorhouse, was involved in same-sex activity. Could it not be a case of saving funds? Should we insist that yet more money is unnecessarily wasted or applaud it? It’s a place to get your head down for some sleep at the end of the day. Unless of course…

        Either way all this prurient interest in someone else’s sexuality is unhealthy I feel and clearly potentially damaging to the subject’s marriage, not to mention potentially extremely painful for the spouse. I mean, what’s the big deal anyway? Why do people set themselves up as judge and jury this way, as sort of Witchfinder Generals concerning others’ sexuality or at least that which they either percieve or suspect it to be? If it had been two women it would not have been a story I suspect. Again, what business is it of others anyway?

        What lies behind Guido’s angle I’m afraid is what lies behind so much in life concerning so very many people: homophobia. Many people cannot accept the natural inclinations of some others. I am well aware that some, including for instance another blogger, Cranmer, would argue that they are unnatural and ungodly. Then again yet more folk would argue that they must be natural in that they exist, and didn’t God make everything anyway, in other words, is he in fact not infallible but made a mistake? And so it goes…

        Frequently inuendo or overt personal attacks are deliberately meant to hurt, despite protestations to the contrary. People who look outwardly different know all-too-well what this is like but it happens between and within communities and individuals the world over. Essentially homophobia is bigotry, a much more appropriate catch-all phrase than ‘racism’ as that petains to colour. Bigotry concerns feelings of aversion that many people probably have at times and are frequently not even aware of. Just as often they are aware of it but won’t admit to themselves, finding all manner of rationalisations.

        Well I am not a Buddhist but am interested in philosophy generally and came across a page this morning touching in very basic terms on aversion and lust. It said: ‘The impulses of attraction and aversion also reflect a basic form of selfishnes’. And another mentioned the following ‘hindrances’
        1. Sensuous lust
        2. Aversion and ill will
        3. Sloth and torpor
        4. Restlessness and worry
        5. Sceptical doubt

        I dare say that there will be plenty of people gunning to shoot this down, and just as many who, like me, ‘suffer’ from some or all of these at some time or other. No doubt many will attempt, consciously or otherwise, to subvert or denigrate the message. Our feelings about it are frankly irrelevant however and in the end of course it matters not one jot whether one adheres to this particular view or not. If it is so then that is simply how it is in the same way that wishing away the death of a loved one does not alter the reality.

        So whatever does lie behind this story ought not cloud one’s judgement, or perception, of what is clearly at least partly behind it: homophobia is just another form of bigotry, which is bourne of aversion. Fairly simple stuff when you think about it but for many much more difficult to transcend.

        • 358
          Geoff M says:

          What a load of shite.

        • 377
          Westmorlandia says:

          Word. I can’t believe all the wallies on here who think this is a major story.

          And now, because the story isn’t actually a proper story, all the allegedly “sophisticated” newspapers have now turned to the “lack of judgement” angle, the hoary old staple which always adds a helpful veneer of intelligence when the papers want to run non-stories because they sell copies.

          Nor does splitting the “gay” and the “money” parts make any sense. If there was no sexual interest, then the guy was being paid for doing a job. Hardly controversial.

    • 3
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      And besides that didnt Brown have Balls as a spad about the same lack of qualifacations ?

      • 6
        desperate says:

        that makes it fine then doesn’t it?

        • 12
          Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

          I was just aying they all seem to hire under-qualified people or there mates , its not a new pratice , Are all other spads under investigation ? Or was it justthe gay bit ?

          • Lord Envious of Avarice says:

            No ball!

          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            Going back several years, there were all sorts going on. From Dover to Conway, Betsygate, the lot. And having a party political trainee is pretty par for the course.

            All slightly dodgy. But yes, any sort of sexual nature to these things makes the story juicier.

          • What part of IT'S NEWS don't you fuckwits get ? says:

        • 384
          Anonyrnous says:

          what it makes it is a NON-STORY

    • 20
      Lord Envious of Avarice says:

      No ball eh Billy! £150000 eh!

    • 45
      Alfieforgottochangehismoniker says:

      you said you weren’t coming back to the site you lying cun’t

    • 60
      Anonymous says:

      Innuendo

    • 65
      The camera never lies. says:

      It all goes back to that photograph. Mincing down the street in overtly gay dress code and looking like a couple in love.

      What the bloody hell did he think he was doing?

    • 91
      Sophie says:

      Err, are you a bit thick? The gay thing is unimportant – the judegement of the FM is.

      Guido was right to pursue & bring this to the light.

      And it once again shows Guidos true credentials – can you imagine a Labour blogger exposing this if it was a Labour Minister?

      Top job Guido – keep it up – & to the gay mafia I say “not everyone is gay or homophobic, get over it”.

      • 95
        oops! says:

        are you saying Guido is a Conservative blogger ?

        • 354
          cant hunter says:

          Whether Guido is a Tory blogger or not, i’m afraid i’ve now had enough of his insinuatuing, snide little moralising. Ditto his obsession with homosexuality. I have enjoyed many of the posts in the past, but I now see the political bloggosphere in all its ugly, judgemental glory. I know i’m no loss really, but ,GF, I shall not be visiting your pages again. You really can be a pompous little creep.

    • 93
      I did it once says:

      Trying to shift the blame now for the staggering lack of your own judgement?

      • 103
        "staggering lack of your own judgement" says:

        sharing a bedrooom multiple times with an unqualified spad paid at the taxpayers expense

    • 200
      Dry your eyes says:

      Okay you fucknuts. No SpAds are “qualified”. Just like no Ministers are “qualified”. They are all political appointments. All of them are on the public payroll. Now, just like there are different levels or ranks of Ministers, there are also unspecified levels of SpAds, which depends on their payscale. This chap sounded like a junior SpAd, something of an “apprentice”, who Hague saw some potential in. He would not have been advising him, despite the job title, but more likely keeping an eye on Hague’s private office and at the most adding some political spin to civil service briefings (largely to be ignored) but mainly being trained up to future election & possible eventual ministerial posting. Whether Hague is bumming the lad is between Hague, Mrs Hague and the bummee. Putting the bummee on the public payroll is no fucking different to the way this system works, they are all POLITICAL appointees, the whole system is run through favour or blackmail. I fucking hate that that is the way it is but what the fuck are you all so outraged about? Its always been like that. Fuckwits.

    • 240
      Ex-Pat says:

      “Foreign Secretary shows astonishing lack of judgement” says Guido.

      Hmmm…not sure I agree. Lets keep things in perspective here.

      Anthony Eden showed an “astonishing lack of judgement” during the Suez crisis. Chamberlain showed an “astonishing lack of judgement” when he declared peace in Europe. Brown showed an “astonishing lack of judgement” when he sold the nation’s gold at the bottom of the market.

      I don’t think that sharing a twin room with a once or twice during an election campaign quite ranks on the same scale as these “astonishing lacks of judgement”.

      I wonder what words you would use if Hague allows Iran to get a nuclear weapon or integrates Britain further into Eurozone.

    • 321
      Not Silent Bob says:

      In a world gone mad, we will not spank the monkey, but the monkey will spank us.

    • 334
      Anonymous says:

      The gay thing is not a non-runner.

      A lot of the Tory Slipper Brigade think that William Hague stands for the Old Party. They think that as long as Hague is on watch, Cameron cannot be as slippery as they suspect him to be.

      It will shatter their world to discover (if indeed it be the case) that Hague has been “corrupted”. When there is further digging, they might discover the reasons for his total about-face on EU and other policy.

      The very question of the integrity of the Tory party is at stake for the Slipper Brigade. They don’t like to know that it is Marxist-inspired in its new leadership as it is. This is why they are out in droves in the Daily Mail retelling stories about how it was usual in the old days to “share a room” – missing the point of course. The CCHQ spin has worked in that sense, but this story is not going away. Nothing less than the future of the country is at stake.

    • 335
      Anonymous says:

      Gay Guido is on the defensive.

    • 387
      retired ciivil servant says:

      Mr vague says

      ‘I want to make it clear that I am not a Yorkshireman. I have never been, nor never will be a Yorkshire man. I respect the rights of others to be Yorkshiremen but it is not my thing at all.’

      enconection

  2. 4
    SpAds Cost Taxpayers money and are not properly appointed says:

    What do you reckon the chances of Guido getting an informative reply to his FoI request? Close to nil, I reckon.

  3. 7

    You want judgement? In a Westminster politician? Filtered through party selection? Voted in as a rosette-stand?

    SPOIL PARTY GAMES (Google)

  4. 8
    Dick the Prick says:

    No victims – just willing volunteers.

  5. 10
    John Redwood says:

    Agree with #1. Questioning Myers’s qualifications for SpAd job absolutely top work. But you knew full well what kind of homophobic ranting in parts of the press your innuendo would lead to.

    • 96
      Archer Karcher says:

      If you want to avoid innuendo, do not engage in the kind of behaviour that invites it in.
      There are no circumstances where I would share a hotel room with a man young enough to be my son, promote a driver to be an advisor to the company board, then fire him to cover my lack of judgement, or drag my wife and a series of tragic miscarriages into a controversy, in an attempt to deflect attention and save my skin.

      • 274
        John Redwood says:

        Fair point, but statement (for what it’s worth) says “we occasionally shared twin hotel rooms”. May be splitting hairs, but seems to me that IS a bit different to “sharing a hotel room”.

      • 303
        Anonymous says:

        Absolutely… Why are people accusing Guido of homophobia just because he has broached the subject of a potentially gay minister with a little innuendo? If this was the same situation with a female aide, the innuendo would still be there, would that make Guido heterophobic too? Double standards?

        I didn’t think the rumours were true until Hague released a full on statement about his loving relationship with his wife and his aide resigned. What is it that they say? No smoke without fire? I just think, if the rumours were baseless, then this would have been very easy to laugh off. People (especially someone as politically astute and composed as Mr. Hague) generally don’t give two hoots about things that they know to be untrue. If the rumours were untrue, wouldn’t they be more likely to let it run out of steam in the knowledge that the hacks would find no trace of anything sordid? In fact this apprach would have been much better, because the papers as a result of their investigations would be unable to find anything and in doing so it would put Mr Hague in the clear.

        I hope the newspapers aren’t put off by William Hague’s attempts to shut down this issue and stay on the case, because I now have a sneaking suspicion that all is not as it seems at Chez Hague.

        • 404
          PC Drivel says:

          Gay Marxist Tories are trying to shut down the discussion by scraming “haters” over their handbags -

    • 150
      Anonymous says:

      If you accept that Hague has no justification for hiring Myers then surely you have to ask why he did hire him?

      If the answer is because they were sexual partners then Hague’s sexuality is relevant.

  6. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, that’s what’s so great about Guido’s brand of libertarianism, isn’t it – it’s all about taking responsibility. So much to admire there.

  7. 14
    Stone Bled Dry says:

    Thanks Guido, that’s another 30k towards financial security for the country. It’ll take me a few years to pay that much in, you managed it in a couple of days.

    • 50
      SpAds Cost Taxpayers money and are not properly appointed says:

      The £30K saving will be more than offset by the costs of the operation GCHQ – controlled by the Foreign Office – are going to put into place to take down Guido’s blog. Every facet of Guido’s electronic life is going to be picked over. The fact that hosting is offshore won’t be more than a minor and temporary inconvenience.

      • 102
        Anonymous says:

        So we shouldn’t fight back because we can’t win?

        • 132
          SpAds Cost Taxpayers money and are not properly appointed says:

          Not at all. But making powerful enemies does have consequences. If this blog address suddenly gets replaced by a DNS error page, I wouldn’t be surprised. What would surprise me is if Guido knows enough to spot the innocuous looking code placed onto his hosting server.

          • Rowley Birkin QC says:

            Puhleese Mr Conspiracy? You are the MI6 spy murderer and I claim my free hold-all

          • Archer Karcher says:

            The political elite are our enemies anyway.
            Do you for one moment imagine, they “care” what happens to us?
            We are cash cows to them, to be herded, milked and used for gratification, nothing more.
            All that restrains them from fully implementing total control, is a lingering fear, that we might just take some of them down with us.
            That is why the political elite and their paymasters, for now, prefer gradualism to revolution.
            Fear is what motivates them and fear is what they want to instill in us. Fear to make us shut up, fear to make us welcome stifling, freedom draining, state “protection”, fear to make us slaves.
            Fuck them all, to hell and back.

      • 159
        joachim peiper says:

        what a loss that will be :)

      • 297
        It doesn't add up... says:

        Didn’t you understand why Theresa May signed up for that European warrant thingy? Extradition to Bulgaria really would be out of sight and out of mind…

  8. 15
    statechaos says:

    Guido, I think you have shown a staggering lack of judgment. You have so much in common, not just with the German Foreign Minister, but also with William Hague. Now put this story to bed. (That would be a twin one by the way).

  9. 16
    Pot Kettle Black says:

    Thought for the day … whether they’re on radio4 or your blog, they’re always self-justifying, pompous drivel.

  10. 17
    Seb Coe, Judo, Spad Go, Ho' mo ? says:

    are all the posters here so uninformed that they didn’t know about the rumours that have been going around for years ?

  11. 18
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m happily married to Sarah who’s my wife and who I love. I love her and her sons are also my sons. I love her and I’m faithful to her and love her very much. I love my wife.

  12. 19
    Sarf of the River says:

    He failed as a party leader once already. His lack of any sense recently proves he’s not cut out for a ministerial position let alone leadership of a party.

    He is toast, his stance on international aid and the EU makes me think it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving character.

    • 69
      Anonymous says:

      Well said.

    • 164
      Tory twats says:

      But…but…he’s a very capable politician, we need him for the good of the Tory party…er…. I mean for the good of the country, yes, for the good of the country.

      With his stance on the EU, Turkish entry and foreign aid, he really is batting for Britain, I swear!

    • 317
      Cato says:

      He totally muffed the ashcroft biz as well: grinning thru a newsnight interview in which he was peddling bollocks about the stinky donor. He has shocking judgement on the EU. And then this. The issue is not his sexuality but his judgement. He must have known about all the rumours about him swirling round for ages. “Is it a good idea for me a senior politician and soon to be foreign secretary about whom a number of rumours have constantly circulated relating to my sexuality to sleep in the same room as a good-looking man half my age.” He clearly didn’t ask himself that question. People always had him down for such a bright prospect, truth his he is just thick.

  13. 21
    Hunch Back says:

    Guido, you crossed the line. As for a lack of good judgement, perhaps you should look closer to home.

  14. 23
    Anonymous says:

    I think Guido fawkes has become nothing more than another source of smut. To me, Guido Fawkes is the blogopshere’s form of tabloid journalism at its very worst.
    It’s non-constructive and personally damaging with no regards to the public interest.

    • 32
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      The spad thing is public intrest as we pay for it !

    • 54
      Dick the Prick says:

      What on earth has public interest got to do with anything? And, who decides what public interest is? Frankly, I agree that it’s not particularly interesting but that in no way detracts from the potential that other people may do.

      Where does one purchase such a homemade pedestle of paternalistic erudition and judgement?

  15. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Bored of this already Guido. The more you go on about it the more it sounds like you are trying to justify yourself.

    Find something more interesting please. Blair book, Labour leadership race, LibDem implosion, etc.

  16. 27
    Tom Tomos says:

    Dear Foreign Secretary,

    I too have a second class degree in an irrelevant subject, but also a diploma in music, so am supremely well qualified to help you to face it.

    £60k + expenses should do nicely.

    I also promise to sleep by myself when ‘on tour’.

    Yours etc.

  17. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Willy H is speaking on Sky News right this minute, lets see what he has to say…

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    • 119
      a new low says:

      One god awful blog article you have there. I can’t believe I wasted precious seconds on it. No mention of the cosy arrangement with respect to hiring his under qualified taxi driver on a vastly inflated salary – at our expense!

      The mind boggles.

    • 125
      fuzzy wuzzy says:

      Piss on you!

  19. 30
    He has zero emotional intelligence says:

  20. 33
    Richard Manns says:

    No, sorry, you went too far.

    SpAd, yes, shagging the guy, no.

    If you can’t find something good to report, mebbe don’t report? Or talk about other stuff unfolding?

    • 52
      Caz says:

      No he didn’t go too far.

      This is all about a senior minister’s serious lack of judgement, a misuse of public funds by appointing someone to a taxpayer funded job for which they are not qualified and what appears to be a ‘job for the boys’ attitude which is disappointing as the Coalition promised us better.

      • 58
        Caz says:

        No he didn’t go too far.

        This is all about a senior minister’s serious lack of judgement, whether public funds are well served by appointing someone to a taxpayer funded job for which they are not qualified and what appears to be a ‘job for the boys’ attitude which is disappointing as the Coalition promised us better.

        • 174
          Labour posing as Tory to get a job under equal ops says:

          What exactly are the qualifications required for the job? Good sense of judgement is not a qualification, but a character trait. Fill in the gaps here, exactly what qualifications did the spad not have compared to the person spec as so much is being made of it.

    • 63
      sockpuppet watch says:

      same guy posting the same thing everywhere

    • 235
      reality check says:

      He didn’t go far enough! There are plenty of other wankers in “public life” who need taking down. THEY fuck with other’s lives for fun. The crap some are slinging at Guido is laughable.

      You tossers need to open your eyes and realise you’re being sold down the river by those you are so keen to ‘protect’.

  21. 34
    Caz says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1308215/Yes-BBC-biased-Mark-Thompson-admits-massive-lean-Left.html

    And whilst this little media storm is taking everyone’s attention, thompson of the beeb finally, publicly admits that beeb did massively lean to the Left.

    ‘Did’ mind, ‘doesn’t now’ according to him. What a laugh. You only have to look at how they’ve acted as a mouthpiece for floundering labour since they lost the election to know that he lies and nothing’s changed.

    We are still paying a license fee for useless biased leftwing propaganda and trash reporting.

    • 56

      Thompson also claims there is now a stream of right wing journos working for the BBC.

      Any sightings should be reported to the Porcine Levitation unit at DEFRA.

      • 116
        Archer Karcher says:

        *LOL*

      • 117
        Jerry Attrick says:

        Yes – there are right wing journalists at the BBC. Also the Pope is a heathen and bears put up their hands to ask to go to the toilet.

        • 179
          get real with the b'strds says:

          This is so obviously an attempt, however pathetic, to protect their left wing organisation in the face of any moves to control the mandatory taxation of the people to fund their profligacy – marxist left wing profligacy

      • 210
        Engineer says:

        Seriously – can anybody name any right-leaning BBC journalists?

        (We’d be here all day listing BBC journalists with obvious and barely-concealed leftward leanings.)

        • 315
          Archer Karcher says:

          “can anybody name any right-leaning BBC journalists?”

          Has anyone seen a Unicorn walking down Oxford Street?

      • 324
        Lord Andrew Neil says:

        Well we could start off here…

        http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2009/08/mehdi-hasan-bbc-wing-bias-corporation

        If anything the BBC is biased towards upper middle-class Southern conservatives. Fuck, even daytime telly is full of rich twunts selling off their antiques to ‘raise £500 for a Pony’…. and let’s not forget people like Lloyd Webber who are happy to take the taxpayers cash to hawk their tat to the world…

    • 120
      Anonymous says:

      You might be, I’m not.

  22. 36
    Pfff says:

    Who cares.

  23. 37
    The cunt of Monte Cristo says:

    I think Guido should be appointed ‘Lord final arbiter in Chief’ of all which is moral and just at the Palace of Westminster, it’s associated bodies, and agencies.

    Obviously this brief will not cover issues involving those who walk away from their debts, and those who choose to drive uninsured motor carriages whilst under the influence of alcohol.

    Some other c’unt should get that role

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    Paulo says:

    Complete bollocks, Guido, as you well know. You were 100% right to raise questions about Myers’s appointment, and I agree that he probably shouldn’t have been appointed, but you didn’t just leave it at that, did you? No, you had to resort to schoolboy sexual innuendo and slurs, despite the fact that you presented absolutely no evidence with regard to either Hague’s sexuality or the appropriateness of his relationship with Myers. Now that’s it’s blown up in your face, how about apologising and admitting that the slurs that you peddled were inappropriate and wrong?

    • 243
      Spank Sinatra says:

      Oh I see – the slurs that were peddled were inappropriate and wrong. Precisely which ones?

    • 320
      Smig says:

      If they were inappropriate and wrong why did Myers resign?

      Smoke and fire; and not necessarily a fire of sexual shenanigans.

      Just another day to bury bad news…

  26. 40
    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    Guido is starting to become one of the shits he himself stands against.

    • 61
      you know what to do then says:

      fuck off

    • 114
      They're all smug, sneering, Celt cunts at the BBC, 'cept Kuenssberg whom I wish to bum intensely says:

      Agreed, I wonder if Sainsbury’s and Amazon are happy that a third party is placing their banner ads on this hate filled, malicious, anti gay, rumour-mongering site

  27. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Stop being so fucking defensive you spineless snivelling Hunt.

  28. 43
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Anyway Guido , What do Mossad think ?

    • 406
      MOSSAD tea boy says:

      Leave us out of this one: Billy Boy is far too pally with the Levantines for our tastes….

  29. 44
    Anonymous says:

    I have to agree with the general view. Guido may be right re SPAD and pay (but is he looking at all SPADS and shouldn’t we let the market decide – if the SPAD is no good the political market value of Hague or anyone else making such a judgement will suffer).

    Continue to be a Guido fan but dress it up how you like this stinks of homophobia.

  30. 46
    boulay says:

    I couldn’t care less if Hague was into animals I still would prefer him as foreign secretarythan miliband.

    As for qualifications for his spad – he was probablymore qualified to advise Hague than brown was to run the country. As an employer I wouldn’t just want people who are best qualified to assist me – I would be looking for views that help me – perhaps this guy was sharp an inciteful and Hague thought it useful to have someone from outside the system (who has not been crrupted by the politicized civil service) to bounce ideas and keep an ear to the ground.

  31. 47
    Bub says:

    I find this whole thread irritating. It is pathetic to spend time slandering a man like William Hague and using a stupid smear campaign against him – where’d it start, Labour HQ? Makes me sick and those buying into it with your homophobic bull should get a ticket to somewhere far away. Freedom of speech can be overrated and Mr Fawkes? Grow up! It is one thing to print proven facts, quite another to ruin people’s lives. Sad little no hopers!

    • 53
      Spads on the run says:

      Why did Hague fire him ?

    • 151
      Julian Clary says:

      Fucking poof

    • 258
      Spank Sinatra says:

      Governments ruin the lives of ordinary people on a daily basis. Failed economic policies, failed education policies, failed foreign policies, failed health policies, failed immigration policies. I could go on………I think it’s wonderful when a little dose of real-life lands at their doorsteps.

  32. 55
    Lord Envious of Avarice says:

    With the sympathy for Hague and the anti guido feeling I reckon half the readers are of the same inclination. Hows that – no ball!

  33. 62
    Disappointed of Surrey says:

    Have to say Guido, great work on the Pork busting front but this piece of homophobic spite was as bad a piece of vicious rabble rousing as anything McBride et all ever got up to.
    The overpaid / underqualified spad thing, legitimate. But no-one would have given it a second look.
    Adding in the homosexual innuendo certainly gave the story wings.
    But at a cost to your reputation.
    Sadly you turn out to be just another journalist and not the straight shooter I thought you were. Shame. One less voice to trust.

    • 129
      They're all smug, sneering, Celt cunts at the BBC, 'cept Kuenssberg whom I wish to bum intensely says:

      I’ve followed this site religiously since Lord Michael White mentioned it on the Daily Politics back in 2005 or 6.

      But this stuff is pathetic really, and bullying

      Guido seems to think he knows best who Hague should appoint, so a great little place on the web is a bit shit for me now.

    • 210
      McBride wi nowt to do says:

      Oi Guido! what you doing my job for me for eh? Its left me with nowt to do but put me feet up and place a few bets on the cricket.

  34. 67
    Mr Splooot says:

    For a self-proclaimed libertarian, Guido has a disproportionate interest in someone’s sexuality. There was no evidence of wrongdoing here, which leaves this campaign with the stench of homophobia.

    • 97
      Anonymous says:

      Nah.. just a juicy topic to get more eyeballs & ad revenue.
      Basic instinct: ‘greed’

    • 163
      Julian Clary says:

      The pretty joyboy was supposedly offering advice on military policy in Afghanistan, no evidence of wrongdoing? Lol.

  35. 71
    Archer Karcher says:

    I’m wanking furiously to that picture of Hague.

  36. 72
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:
  37. 74
    Anonymous says:

    02 September 2010: the day Guido Fawkes’ credibility takes a massive and fatal blow

  38. 75
    Living In A Box says:

    Thought for the Day – If Guido Fawkes hadn’t made such claims without any really evidence then Hague wouldn’t have found himself in this mess.

    Nothing other than a frank and honestly painful statement was going clear this up. No one would have believed if he had just said ‘Me and Ffion are fine’ would they.

    • 143
      Michael Portillo says:

      Of course not!

    • 146
      Archole Karchole says:

      Did Guido hire the unqualified spad ?
      Did Guido sleep in a bedroom with him a several times ?
      So shut the fuck up and stop whining.

      • 230
        Living In A Box says:

        Do we know what the SpAd was really employed to do? No. He could have been the tea boy for all we know.

        Did Hague share a room with this lad? Yes, a twin room with two single beds to save money instead of claiming on expenses.

        Did Guido have real evidence of an inappropriate relationship? Nope.

        Are you a Hunt? Yup.

  39. 80
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

  40. 81
    Eileen Critchley says:

    I believe Hague is gay.

    I have no problem with his sexuality and believe that he is a very talented politician.

    This is a ‘story’ because it appears he may have actively sort to mislead people into thinking he was straight for professional gain.

    So let’s be 100% clear this is a story about deception not sexuality.

    • 233
      Hamish Macbeth says:

      Do we really want a Minister who is a closet gay?
      How open to manipulation and blackmail are they? – not only from enemies of the State but also others in the same party?

      If Hague is gay, straight or bi who cares….it’s no great shame. If he likes his secreatary, an orange in his mouth and a bin bag over his head so what – a politician with a fetish is no new news….

      But if they can’t be honest with themselves then I have worries. If they leave themselves in a dangerous situation by maintaining a lie then than concerns me too.

      • 357
        CF member says:

        There are several gay MPs who are married though. If I know as a student who has attended one Party Conference, journalists must know. I think Scallywag mag went bust for publishing names though.

    • 265
      Hague's super duper you know says:

      very talented politician? Yeah right.

      Parliament is full of ‘very talented politicians’ making the most stupid, destructive, suicidal policy decisions imaginable, so one less is no great loss.

      Maybe for the Tory party it is, but Britain isn’t the Tory party is it?

  41. 82
    Plastic Paddy says:

    Fawkes wets himself,as he realises he’s out of his depth.

  42. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Can’t work out – are you in the remorse & guilt phase of this now Guido or still in first ‘denial’ phase?

  43. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Hague’s justification for bunking up with his chum: to save money.

    Hague’s justification for employing his chum at taxpayers’ expense in a post for which he has no relevant experience or qualifications: ?????

  44. 92
    concrete pump says:

    Dale’s going to fart butt plug rubber all over his office when he reads your latest post.

    No lavender shower gel for you this crimbo, Fawkes.

  45. 100

    This begins to look more and more like the usual smeer campaign of the Labour Smut bucket journalist poodles. Unworthy of your efforts Guido, surely there are more important revelations?

    • 205
      get real with the b'strds says:

      I’d be more inclined to consider seriously some of these anti-Guido comments if the posters could even master basic spelling. If they can’t do that just how are we supposed to believe they are capable of reasoned thought? Back to school thickos!

  46. 101
    They're all smug, sneering, Celt cunts at the BBC, 'cept Kuenssberg whom I wish to bum intensely says:

    Yeah you heard Guido, politician filth!
    In future check with Guido as to whom you can and can’t appoint if you wish to avoid his hate filled rumour campaigns.

    Also you must ensure he concurs with your statements regarding highly personal issues if you wish to avoid his wrath.

    Don’t say you haven’t been warned

  47. 105
    Don't you DARE make fun of my Gordon says:

    I wuv him. He makes my liddle Liebore winkie hard and I splut.

  48. 107
    nigel says:

    ‘All in all, he has only himself to blame’ – no. he has you to blame you hypocritical, sanctimonious, pious twat. and you know it.

    (That is to say you know that he has you to blame, not that you know you are a hypocritical, sanctimonious, pious twat, though i suspect you may have an inkling.)

  49. 110
    Anonymous says:

    You should be ashamed Guido. As should your pathetic bunch of trolls. Maybe hague is naive but he appears to be a decent guy.

  50. 111
    Anonymous says:

    Hague hasn’t sued.

    He won’t sue.

    He has too much to lose.

    Perjury is a very serious crime.

    Ask Archer.

    Ask Aitken.

    • 118
      Anonymous says:

      he’s let the genie out of the bottle already
      the tabloids now have a scalp if they want it

      • 261
        Dicky says:

        His little friend will sue though. Or at least he should. To steal from a previous post (sorry) he should go no-win-no-fee as he fell down a manhole.

  51. 121
    Anonymous says:

    Yes Guido, he only has himself to blame for being a massive bum merchant.

    Have you ever gone brown Guido? I bet ya have, you old Irish soak you…

  52. 122
    Geordie Scoot says:

    Poor lovely Ffion – I’d give her a ffffff-ondle.

  53. 124
    Politicians are scum says:

    Well done Guido! Yet again you have exposed political corruption. Take away the salacious aspect to this story and what we have is Hague giving a taxpayer funded job to his “friend” whose knowledge of foreign parts seems to be limited to driving Miss Daisy around Yorkshire during the election.

  54. 131
    Maartje says:

    Yeah, right, Ian, keep telling yourself that. What a nasty, prrurient, homophobic person you are.

  55. 136
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m on my horse doing a jobby in my pampers! Weeeeeeeee!

  56. 138
    Caz says:

    Well you’ve really kicked up a storm with this one , quite rightly, and I’m glad to see it hasn’t done you any harm at all. In fact I rather think it has added further to your credibility.

    Maguire of the mirror is desperately trying to trash you with it but Sky News has the best comment in response to maguire trying to say that the blogosphere, especially your part of it, is rubbish:

    ” This is the modern world. This particular blog is greatly read by the Westminster press corps and has quite a lot of influence.”

    Keep up the good work.

    • 192
      Desperate Dan says:

      Thanks to this “story” this blog might have slightly less influence now that it can’t be trusted.

  57. 139
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Cast Irons promise of a different kind of politics is sure coming true.
    Not even 4 months into his new government and we’ve already had 2 Ministers caught with their rentboys.

  58. 140
    HandsomeDavid says:

    BBC Director General Mark Thompson has admitted the corporation was guilty of a ‘massive’ Left-wing bias in the past.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1308215/Yes-BBC-biased-Mark-Thompson-admits-massive-lean-Left.html

  59. 142
    Branston in my pants says:

    This has the whiff of a ploughmans lunch with a delicate sperm foam

  60. 144
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Has Cameron announced that Hague has his ‘full confidence’ yet? I give Hague till Sunday evening.

    • 196
      Anonymous says:

      It’s the kiss of death, isn’t it?

      From the BBC

      ‘The PM’s spokeswoman said most people would feel sympathy for Mr Hague.

      She said Mr Cameron, who is on paternity leave, was not making any new statement on the issue but had given the foreign secretary his full backing throughout.

      “We have always given William our 100% support. That was the case yesterday and it is the case today.

      “The prime minister totally understands why William made the statement he did and he backs him 100%.”

  61. 147
    Hubris says:

    A bleak day for Iain Dale. He ignored it. Then he thought the Hague statement gave him a licence to bollock.

    The story still has legs. The picture that dare not speak its name. The boy with a degree of experience.

    Keep digging.

  62. 149
    13eastie says:

    “Gaydo” has frankly taken the piss this time.

    The blog’s claimed insulation from the law is all well and good when it enables sound evidence of real villainy to come to light e.g. the pointed and direct attack on McBride.

    Using this simply to wield a bigger, grubbier mud-pie, in the hope of ensuring that when some grotty, innuendo-streaked slime finally sticks on the day’s chosen target, Fawkes can claim “it was Guido wot slung it”, is not really the textbook execution of an exposé though, is it?

    Even now that the news-deplete MSM have now taken the bait, and Hague has (with some melodrama, it must be said) been forced to repudiate allegations that no-one actually had the balls to make explicitly, Guido does not in fact have the foggiest idea what happened in the hotel or why Hague hired a peculiarly young and inexperienced SpAd.

    The “See? Now it’s in the Mirror, too…” line is drearily lame.

    Even if Guido doesn’t care about winning any journalistic prizes any more, this is an approach that will rapidly reduce the credibility of the blog to a mere reputation for pseudo-libel and puerile sniggering.

  63. 153
    someone's on shaky ground says:

    Guido, you say that if Mr Hague had employed William Littlejohn as a spad he wouldn’t be in this situation. Really? What if they had shared a room, would you still be making a big deal of that? No, Guido, Mr Hague finding himself in this situation is soley down to you.

  64. 155
    Desperate Dan says:

    Guido, If you’d insisted on proof instead of believing the word of a dickhead bent on spreading rumours via your gullibility you wouldn ‘t have been guilty of a “staggering lack of judgement” .

    • 198
      Sir William Waad says:

      If we insisted on proof before publication we would never find out anything useful or interesting. All important truths start as rumours, as do trivial ones such as William Hague’s personal tastes.

      • 222
        Desperate Dan says:

        Oh, so it was you who started the rumour. Is it true that Guido isn’t the father of his own children?

    • 239
      Desperate Spinner says:

      Why was the SpAd fired ?

  65. 160
    Anonymous says:

    Shut up. You’re squeaking like uppity sixth-form bully, you fat, smug bottom-feeder. You have no excuses. None at all.

    • 172
      WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE says:

      WAAAAAH!! WAAAHHH! WAAAH!!
      STOP PICKING ON HAGUE BECAUSE HE MAKES MY WINKIE HARD!!!!
      WAAAAHHH! WAAAAHH!

      • 283
        Anonymous says:

        It’s amazing that your brain can generate enough power to keep your legs moving.

      • 346
        charlie says:

        Is this the best reply you can give? Christ you really are a tit. Picking out repeat posters and providing a cogent argument is one thing, but you really must be a self obsessed arrogant individual to type that and think it makes you look anything other than an utter knob.

  66. 165
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I wonder how Labour lost is covering it ?

  67. 168
    Up sh1t creek says:

    Look on the bright side Guido, your blog got mentioned on TV again this morning, cue big splash of blog logo on video wall, and the blog implicated in The Mail rag yesterday.

    Infamy, infamy, they got got it in for me!

  68. 169
    Anonymous says:

    I love the way the msm (and many commenters here) are ignoring the fact that public money was used to pay for Hague’s personal chum.

    To think that some are of the opinion that this blog is “part of the problem” too! Patronage is fine in the private sector, not on my watch and out of my wallet though.

    Fuck them one and all.

  69. 172
    Oliver C says:

    He only has himself to blame???????

    I’m pretty sure he has a strong case for laying the blame at the arrogant, jumped up little blogger that started the rumours in the first place.

    Who exactlty are you to be able to say “Well if he’d only hired this other person none of this would have happened?”

    No Guido, none of this would have happened if you hadn’t been an opportunistic little snake and tried to insinuate something out of the flimsiest bit of “evidence” there could be.

    And posts like this to try and justify yourself (and dont deny thats not what your doing, you just dont like getting hit with the backlash for once), just reveal how truly pathetic some people are in saying anything just to get a bit of focus.

    • 182
      CCHQ Troll Control says:

      who hired the spad ?

      who slept with him in the same bedroom several times ?

      you fuckwitted whiny little shit

      • 256
        Oliver C says:

        Hague hired him.

        Hague shared a TWIN hotel room with him several time.

        Was there a point you were making? If there was I missed it.

        How people with your IQ survive natural selection still amazes me.

    • 215
      Irene says:

      Well said.

      • 356
        Rowley Birkin QC says:

        no it wasn’t Oliver C is a twat. And that can’t be your real name can it? When were you born? 1862?

        • 376
          Oliver C says:

          Well actually yes it is my real name as it goes (obviously the C doesnt stand for what you think it does :P).

          As I can make arguments that dont involve me having to resort to swearing and calling people “twats”, or “fuckwitted whiny little shits” I dont have a problem posting under my real name. Where as if you are really a QC with intelligence levels that make you resort to statements like that, I really pray for anyone who ever needs your services.

  70. 176
    Important message says:

    If any Labour voters are reading, please don’t elect Balls. We’re absolutely terrified of Balls becoming leader of the opposition. He poses the biggest threat to the government. Whatever you do, we beg you not to elect Balls as Labour leader. He would guarantee you a landslide victory at the next election and we don’t want that.

    • 208
      Desperate Dan says:

      Calm down. The Labour Party automatons are primed to vote for the one of the voter-repellant brothers grim.

  71. 177
    Caz says:

    I see Damian’s posting quite a lot this morning. Aren’t they back at school yet?

  72. 178
    Dearydearyme says:

    I think Guido may have just had his “fisting Norman Lamont” moment……

  73. 180
    Dick Scratcher says:

    I hear it’s German sausage for lunch today.

  74. 181
    Mrs Dale says:

    I am deeply shocked and wasn’t able to sleep a wink last night. I even had to get up in the early hours, take a port and lemon and listen to a medley of Judy Garland and Elaine Paige’s hits from musical theatre. T

  75. 183
    Sir William Waad says:

    “Your honour, it was the other bloke’s fault because he was looking at me in a funny way and he should have realised I was drunk.”

    This seems to be a close parody of Guido’s argument.

    • 191
      the spin won't work says:

      “Your honour, it was the other bloke’s fault because I hired the unqualified spad and he should have realised I was partial to sleeping in the same bedroom as him.”

  76. 185
    Iain "London's Biggest Cock" Dale says:

    You are being perfectly beastly. It is a gayer’s right to do whatever and employ whoever they want at anyone’s expense. Thanks to NewLabia we are above you normal types.

  77. 186
    Forlornehope says:

    Wrong call on this one Guido. You’re left looking like a bit of pratt to most of the world – a pity because you usually do a good job. Now just admit you got it wrong and apologise.

  78. 187
    Anonymous says:

    Guido I think you protest too much…..you are trying to justify exposing what amounts to tittle tattle…..I shall trust you a little less in future. If you look at Hagues statement from a positive viewpoint (and why not) it clearly seeks to give some details about his personal life that sheds light on his relationship with Ffion.

  79. 189
    Sarah Brown says:

    I’m off to Canterbury for the next 40 years. I will miss my hero, my husband ever so much.

  80. 190
    Same old Tories says:

    This young driver was just as qualified to give Hague special advice on matters foreign as Spelman’s nanny was to be her constituency secretary.

  81. 193
    Questions says:

    I wonder if Guido himself often likes to suck sausage at weekends? It’s important we know the truth.

    • 203
      Billybumboy Hague says:

      ‘appen I’m going to come over my SpAd again
      fap fap fap fap fap fap

    • 216
      13eastie says:

      Just say it on this blog and it will become true.

    • 224
      Anonymous says:

      If the taxpayer is paying for the sausages then we have a right to know, do we not?

      • 289
        13eastie says:

        1. GUESS WHAT, EVERYBODY? GUIDO SUCKS SAUSAGES!

        2. Okay, what I really meant say was “my friend saw Guido in a charcuterie once”

        3. And anyway, even if he doesn’t actually suck them, it’s just wrong that he should be buying finocchiona in the first place (especially if it has only been cured for 25 years). We have a right to know why he stopped sucking his older salami and chose a new one. THIS QUESTION IS SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SUCKING THING THAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER.

        4. Al Jabeeba is now reporting an astonishing statement from Guido: “I am still committed to my cherished sopressata, which I have been saving for thirteen years and it’s actually the only Italian sausage I’ve ever bought”.

        5. Well that just proves it! There is definitely something fishy about Guido’s new secret sausage!

        4. Even Kevin McGuire is pontificating about this. I MUST be right.

  82. 199
    Anonymous says:

    “All in all, he has only himself to blame for being ill-advised and has shown a staggering lack of judgement.”

    This statement applies as much to you Guido as it does to Hague.

    • 209
      Hague's Ringpiece Spinners says:

      fuck off Mrs Dale

    • 234
      Anonymous says:

      have you been duped Guido? Has Mcbride and Co. STUNG you? The scourge of Brown dripping the poison of the labour creeps and you don’t even realise.

      • 316
        Anonymous says:

        My thought exactly.. a sting operation to cause mischief in the Coalition, make GF look like a patsey while at the same creating some distraction from Tony’s big day. Looks like a 3 out of 3 strike.

  83. 202
    Fuckwitted whiny Labour twat says:

    Don’t you dare make fun of Labour! I wuv dem! Dey make my liddle half inch winkie hard! Stop making fun or I’ll cwy! Waaaaaaaaah! I wuv you, Gordie, you big hunk of autistic love butter!

  84. 213
    OXO says:

    Give it up Guido you prat.

    Time to stop visiting here I think.

  85. 216
    Politicians are scum says:

    Poor William Hague being picked on by Guido! Turns out that he is just as corrupt as any of the other tossers in Parliament.

  86. 218
    tory boys never grow up says:

    Guido

    What qualifies you to give lectures on judgement? Whatever next, Guido on what constitutes good and bad taste?

  87. 219
    nell says:

    god bless all the dead troops.
    only joking! fuck them now that it’s my hero Dave’s responsiblity

  88. 225
    Di Anne Fat Bott says:

    Talk about meeee! Today I will mostly be eating a bucket of riiiiiiice aaaaaaand peeeeeeea!

  89. 228
    Scripted posting lines for CCHQ lickspittles says:

    “your judgement is wrong on this one guido”
    “this is disgusting gaybashing”
    “I’m never coming here again”
    [repeat at least 20 times under different monikers]

  90. 232
    Gordon Brown says:

    It’s not true I have zero emotional intelligence, you fucking bigots. Whose idea was it for me to say “it’s not true I have zero emotional intelligence, you fucking bigots”? Sue’s I think.

  91. 241
    Judo Hague and his Bedrooms of Doom says:

  92. 242
    Hypocrisy says:

    I bet the homophobes here have bum fun every weekend when they tell their frigid wives they’re off down to the private members club. They’re being partly truthful. They do go down on some members.

  93. 252
    Giles says:

    Sorry Guido, but however you dress it up, you have undermined your own credibility this week.

  94. 254
    Will Hague says:

    Oops. Can’t seem to win whatever I do.

  95. 257
    Cream Puff says:

    So Guido and I thought it was a Labour dirty tricks campaign, it had all the hallmarks of one
    tch tch!

    • 282
      Desperate Dan says:

      It certainly kept off the front pages the news that Tony Blair supports the Coalition economic policy.

  96. 259
    barefootcontessa says:

    If the story and innuendos are so off beam, why doesn’t Hague sue?

    • 266
      Guido 1 Tory Trolls 0 says:

      it’s not but there are twats who can’t stand the fact that Guido went after a Tory

      • 281
        barefootcontessa says:

        Guido can go after anyone he chooses. He is a journalist and needs controversy to boost his blog.

    • 273
      Dicky says:

      According to the Telegraph he is considering it.

      • 287
        never going to happen says:

        in a word

        bullshit

      • 300
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        Considering it, probably. But also considering what a disasterous PR exercise it would be.

        Even if he won, there would be all sorts of new information to make innuendo out of, and it would bring into sharp focus, for days on end, whether the appointment was appropriate.

  97. 263
    A Very Reasonable man says:

    I follow a very simple rule on forums.

    Don’t insult, insinuate or accuse someone unless you would would be prepared to say those words to the person’s face.

    I suspect on this occasion Mr Fawkes you would not.

    • 267
      Anonymous says:

      You sanctimonious fucker.

    • 271
      An Even More Reasonable man says:

      Don’t hire an unqualified SpAd and keep sharing a bedroom with him.

    • 276
      Spank Sinatra says:

      A bottle of my finest Burgundy says you’re wrong. Am sure he would be quite at ease with Hague in any studio. Why not put it to the test and ask him you tory troll?

  98. 268
    Gordon Brown says:

    I never had any special advisors so you can’t make any innuendos about me…

  99. 270
    Countrybumpkin says:

    What an unpleasant bunch of people now residing on this site! I hereby resign! Bullies quickly lose their appeal !

  100. 272

    Can you imagine if it was my colleague and fellow contender for the Labour leadership Ed Balls in the tabloids instead?

    GAY BALLS IN HOTEL ROMPS!

    Hahahahahaaa. Ahhh. Oh yes, vote Miliband. Me that is! Me me me. Don’t vote for gay Balls. Or Dave, although he is genuinely a nice guy. But vote for Ed instead, comrades! I mean colleagues.

  101. 280
    Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells says:

    “I’m not going to expand on that today, my wife and I felt we really had enough of circulation of untrue allegations, particularly on the internet,” he said.”

    ..Particularly on the internet….Same on you Guido you are a way out of line on this one. Accept the guilt you feel and lets all move on.

    • 285
      yawn says:

      we heard you the first 50 times you posted the same thing twat

      • 290
        Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells says:

        Fool. Mmm so more than one person thinks like I do? What a suprise! Lets just slag them off because thats the grown up thing to do.

      • 306
        Anonymous says:

        #286 Yawn are you some kind of automated reply bot, churning out the same we heard you the 50th time etc etc etc Alternatively you are an unemployed scrounger with nothing more to do all day. Get a Job Waster !!!

  102. 284
    far more to come says:

    sadly Mr Fawkes will probably have to defend himself by revealing some of the juicy stuff he was keeping for this eventuality of attack by Coulson and CCHQ

  103. 286
    Anonymous says:

    Haha blame Billy for this one. Nice one Fawkes. It’s all his fault nothing to do with the baseless acusations flying around this blog?

    Just askin’

  104. 288
  105. 296
    Toilet Papers says:

    Now if I was really cynical one could only speculate that if Hague, (silly boy) was seen as a potential threat to the position of Cameron, due to the unpopular measures being taken, then what a wonderful way to reduce this threat by allowing this Blogger and other associated journalists to float these innuendos. Nah! Things like that don’t happen in British Politics, do they?
    Mark you, one has to question Hague’s judgement , it now must be seen as just slightly suspect!!

  106. 298
    Tony Blair says:

    What do you call a sanctimonious black woman with four Hunts?

    The Labour Leadership Election.

  107. 307
    fi says:

    I think the situation has arised because of idiots writing unfounded lies on websites and in newspapers. I see no flood of apologies arriving at Mr Hague’s door because now people are using the excuse “no smoke without fire” to keep on saying the same lies.

    The man can’t win can he. Perhaps you would like him to copulate with his wife in parliment square to prove himself. But even if he did someone would still say he was only doing to hide his “true feelings”.

    • 310
      Just Askin says:

      Why did Hague throw his young SpAd under a bus and ‘resign’ him ?

    • 312
      Tony Blair says:

      You still don’t get it do you? This is not a story about homosexuality it is a story about the employment of 25 year old chauffer as a special advisor at taxpayer’s expense.

      • 322
        fi says:

        Total rubbish, this is about Labour supports trying to smear a Tory because they are naffed off that the coalition hasn’t broken down yet. There is no difference between two women sharing a hotel room and two men doing the same. There is no evidence to suggest their shared a bed and even if they did what on earth makes anyone think that they were having any type of relationship.

        The fact the man was younger in and some peoples eyes unqualified to do his job has nothing to do with the fact that he appears to have done his job well enough to retain his employment up until his life was made unbareable by idiots.

        • 360
          The Court of Public Opinion says:

          You missed out the rather significant fact he’s also openly in-your-face gay.

    • 336
      The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

      Publc demonstrations are banned in parliament squeal

  108. 313
    Rowley Birkin QC says:

    Can none of you stupid fuckers READ? What does it say at the top of the page?
    “Tittle tattle, gossip and rumour about Westminster’s mother of parliaments” What were you expecting? The Wall Street Journal?

    Just because Guido picked all the low-hanging fruit that was plentifully provided for him by the corrupt bastards in the Labour government and the troughing fuckers around Westminster in general, don’t come here expecting Pulitzer prize quality journalism every day. This site has only ever been Guido’s plaything to piss off politicians and amuse himself. He really doesn’t give a monkey’s shit about double sourcing, checking facts etc if it is too much of a ball-ache.

    • 326
      Lil Olmey says:

      Besides, it’s the holiday season. Young Buck-
      et and SpAd stories are what’s expected.

  109. 314
    gildedtumbril says:

    If the little willy tale is true perhaps they should do a Millipede and import a couple of US kiddiewinkies (fast tracked, of course).
    Perhaps, Guido you could dig up the dirt on D. Millipede? One has one’s suspicions.
    I do not trust any politician, ever. They are all lying sanctimonious shitbags.
    Damn them all.The bastards.

    • 333
      Desperate Dan says:

      Guido is too much of a coward to mention D. Miliband’s Spads who advised him on Agriculture, the Environment and Foreign Affairs – in spite of their lack of experience – because they are both members of the J****h community.

  110. 318
    Anonymous says:

    I still think you got this one wrong and are now “blowing hard”.

  111. 323
    Pietvdv says:

    You fouled up. Cost an innocent his job though true he was probably unqualified for it. Hague showed poor judgement – so did you. Damian will be proud of you.
    Let’s hope you lose loads of readers – you deserve to if you don’t apokogise.

  112. 325
    Anonymous says:

    Well done guido. Tories need to be outed!

    • 328
      Mike says:

      He isn`t gay, so how can he be outed? Some people will believe anything. I hope you don`t wear sunglasses or a tight t-shirt. Otherwise Guido might take that to mean you are gay!

      • 348
        Cassandra King says:

        Mike Mike Mike! If you only knew how your post comes across, no really!

        Tight T-shirt and shades and a baseball cap and a pretty young thing by your side with a body language that screams look at my young stud….mate I think you need to visit the next Gay pride event and educate yourself a little, if they wanted to advertise their shared secret any more they would both be wearing leather chaps and black cowboy hats and sporting big mustaches singing and miming to the song YMCA while waving rainbow nation flags.

        If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then a duck is probably what it is! You dont have to have Gaydar to notice that summats oop and the thing is most would say good for him that he can squeeze a little happiness out of this Godawful miserable world in which most of us find ourselves in, unable to break out of the roles we find ourselves forced to inhabit BUT he holds a position of the utmost importance and that is the problem, not that he is Gay.

  113. 327
    Mike says:

    Guido – I have read your blog often and am shocked and very disappointed by you trying to chase ratings whilst hurting multiple people in the process. I will not be reading your blog again.
    Hague is a greta minister and are you now happy that you have exposed that he and Ffion are having medical problems with fertitily? I hope you sleep well at night now!

    • 337
      nanna says:

      Ffion is not having problems with fertility……she is having the problem of carrying a baby to full term.

    • 338
      fi says:

      I’m sorry, but when did it become ok to insult an innocent man and make vile comments about his personal life which are totally without any shread of truth.

      How can it be acceptable to make these sort of comments about a couple who have had multiple miscarriages. The heartbreak that comes from just one miscarriage is bad enough but to go through the same misery again and again must be soul destroying.
      What kind of evil git makes jokes about this kind of suffering?

      • 353
        Rowley Birkin QC says:

        the kind of person who would create a blog for tittle tattle and gossip in the first place perhaps?

        Fuck me, how many of the commenters have ever actually read this site before? If it’s all so terrible why are all these whiners dropping out of the sky onto this site. Surely they would want to avoid such a vile and salacious place? They’re nothing but the internet equivalent of rubberneckers

        • 393
          Yorkshire Lass says:

          We are coming here, as it is the source of the story.
          Why complain on another site,when this is where it all started.
          This was more than tittletattle or gossip.
          It was vindictive,because Hague would not play nice with guido.
          Hague still will not play nice with guido,but now Guido has proved himself to be nothing more than a tittle tattle/gossip monger…not to be taken too seriously.
          However,the MSM will always believe he is telling the truth about everything he posts.
          Rubberneckers eh?
          Niall Paterson was sooooooo craning his nasty little neck this morning,just like the BEEB.
          Suckers more like.

      • 355
        Anonymous says:

        I seem to recall allsorts of bizarre vitriol on here aimed at members of the Labour administration when they were in power, not least mocking the disabilities of some Members.

        At least Guido is being consistent.

      • 359
        Geoff M says:

        The disabilities of some Labour Members?
        Are you suggesting there were any with ability?

      • 361
        Geoff M says:

        when did it become ok to insult an innocent man and make vile comments about his personal life

        1963 at 3 o’cock [oops, sorry William]

    • 351
      Rowley Birkin QC says:

      oh I bet Guido is crushed by your desertion

      Oh sorry, my mistake. He doesn’t give a shit.

    • 367
      Anonymous says:

      Bye Mike.
      PS
      Could you take Engineer with you.

  114. 329
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Perhaps Wee Willies beard and Sarah Tweet could get together to discuss how strong the whiff of lavender is these days?

  115. 330
    Crewza says:

    Silly Billy hides behind his Wifey`s coat tails.Is Chris a gayer.?Why did Rich Billy share a bedroom on several Occasions with an advisor.?Ffions parents will out him.

  116. 331
    Mandy likes boys says:

    Now now Guido, you’re sounding a little bitter in your latest post – perhaps some regret that you pushed a non-story and it’s made you look a little foolish…

  117. 339
    giant gonad says:

    Pathetic stuff from Fawkes-either call him a poof or apologise.

  118. 340
    Anonymous says:

    Guido. Look up the case of Senator Lindsey Graham.

    I think it rings a few bells.

  119. 341
  120. 342
    charlie says:

    Guido – what the hell are you playing at? You have the ability to expose genuine injustice and fraud and yet you talk up a man’s possible homosexuality on the most spurious grounds available and then hit him while he’s defending himself by being open about his personal life to leave no-one in doubt as to his sexuality.

    What a pile of crap – you’ve lost alot of respect from many quarters I’d imagine, but no doubt you’ll enhance your reputation by telling me to ‘fuck off’ or calling me a ‘whining lickspittle’. Face the facts – you’ve been nasty and too personal, and you can’t take the criticism or admit you got it wrong, which makes you no better than a scamming politician smearing his rival.

    • 352
      Rowley Birkin QC says:

      or option c) He couldn’t care less because the blog is just his plaything, not a serious site for investigative journalism.

  121. 343
    Cassandra King says:

    The tory damage control trolls are out in force again I see.

    The foreign office is NOT run by Hague, it is NOT under the control of the tories. The elected politicians are supposed to be seen and only heard when they have fully rehearsed the lines given them to spout in front of the cameras.
    What Hague thinks or doesnt think and what tory HQ believes or doesnt believe means NOTHING, they are the window dressing to represent what the invisible puppeteers and string pullers desire to be represented. The real bosses dont want a referendum on the EU then the tory glove puppets say no referendum.
    The post of foreign secretary is the most important post for the puppeteers and they cannot allow some half wit elected muppet to fuck up their plans so is it not obvious that Hague has been dancing to the shadow governments every whim since he walked into the FO?
    The easiest way to control a politician is to have some dark secret on him, the UK establishment has done this for years, its about control and IF Hague was living a secret life as a poof it would have been a great way to keep him in line and on side.
    This is the way the establishment has worked for years so why do people not think its happening right now? Just why did Hague turn so quickly from a traditional tory to a subservient tool of the establishment so very quickly? Did anyone not ask themselves why Hague went from being a eurosceptic to being a fully paid up eurotrash federalist fan of the EUSSR who just luurves to work closely with all those Marxist plants like Ashton&Co.
    For those with eyes to see the truth its stunningly obvious that Hague changed his tune pretty fast after getting the FO brief, he gets his 24/7 security detail and a live in lover paid for by the state and he can have the time of his life wth a nubile pretty young darling paid for by the state and he can enjoy all this just as long as he plays the game and reads his lines and believes what he is told to believe.
    Be a good little glove puppet and you get all the arse candy you could ever want, play up or forget who the real bosses are and all of a sudden the skeletons start to fall out of the closet for some strange reason! This is the way the establishment works.
    If the pretty little piece of arse candy tries to sell his story he ends up in a holdall full of knife wounds or ends up hanging himself under a bridge, jumping off a cliff or lying dead in a field having a scratch on his wrist and half a co-proxamol in his bloodstream ALA Mr kelly.

    People really do live in cloud cuckoo land and they really do deserve everything thats coming because by the time these people wake up and see whats really happening out there in the real world it will be too f*cking late.

    • 344
      Anonymous says:

      “The easiest way to control a politician is to have some dark secret on him” – a case in point: Senator Lindsey Graham. I think I have laboured it long enough.

  122. 345
    Anonymous says:

    “All in all, he has only himself to blame for being ill-advised and has shown a staggering lack of judgement.”

    No, Guido, he only has you to blame for being a sick fuck.

  123. 347
    Anonymous says:

    You twit!

  124. 362
    Anonymous says:

    Of course you don’t regret anything, Guido. Your overinflated ego prevents your vocabulary even featuring the word ‘regret.’ ‘Dignity’ and ‘decency’ have never been there either.

    You make Alistair Campbell look like he left a positive impression on British politics.

  125. 363
    Anonymous says:

    Guido just stooped to the level of the Telegraph trio. At least they had a juicy expenses story to cover their outing of David Laws. Guido’s public expenses- linked cover story doesn’t really work.

  126. 366
    Anonymous says:

    Posts 314, 352, 353, 354: Rowley, you seem to know more than strikes me as healthy about what Guido thinks. Shared hotel rooms? (Not twins.)

  127. 371
    Anonymous says:

    Like a whinging child, you now blame them for YOU being such a c#ck for writing such fictional stories and making horrible allegations. Well done Guildo, you’re officially more of a tw#t than Iain Dale.

  128. 372
    Dave Laws says:

    As a leftie, often annoyed by postings on this site. It is good to see some of the balance restored.

    Whatever you do, don’t give in to the CCHQ hoons.

    Toodle Pip.

  129. 379
    Jonathan says:

    Any chance of publishing who is posting from the same ip address?

    This thread has a mockery of at least 50 “different people” who are in fact clearly all the same one or two persons.

    An utter joke.

    Expose this/these serial imposter(s) for what they are.

    ‘Out’ the offenders – now!

  130. 380
    Mickeypee says:

    If you have proof of what you are implying, then publish it, if not then give up trying to ruin a mans life, marriage and career. It ill behoves someone who, up until now, has had a fairly good rep as a political blogger. You have done yourself no favours with this one, unless you can back it up.

  131. 381
    Frank Randle says:

    Guido should avoid driving through any of the Paris tunnels. The FCO has in-house specialists.

  132. 382
    Jeff says:

    No the shitbag that you are can also be blamed.

  133. 383
    delfrin says:

    “All in all, he has only himself to blame for being ill-advised and has shown a staggering lack of judgement.”

    Doesn’t let you off the hook Guido.
    The error of judgement was yours.

  134. 386
    Nat says:

    I have enjoyed this blog until now, now it seems like Heat magazine, pure trash, and I am sure I am no loss but will not be reading agin

  135. 388
    Nat says:

    Forgot to add I think Hague is a better man than a short fat irish keyboard warroior. I hope your wife is proud of you. Karma

  136. 389
    Guido Fawkes says:

    I am a nasty little toad aka pond life, but I have to earn a living and keep bringing scoops even if I ruin other peoples lives

    Hope y’all understand

    Fat boy

  137. 390
    Pakistani High Commissioner says:

    I am absolutely sure he is completely innocent

  138. 391
    Yorkshire Lass says:

    Why is setting on a twenty something or booking a twin room a lack of judgement?
    You were the one doing the judging.
    Hague has made a statement none of you expected & so you blow it out of proportion again….we simple folk understand Hague’s statement for what it was…candid & honest.
    Why did you get a bee in your bonnet over who Hague set on, or if they shared a room during the election campaign,to begin with?
    Maybe the MSM could interview you about that.
    What are your reasons for starting all this?
    Did you want to get rid of the twenty something, or did you just want to see Hagues reaction?
    What were you thinking?

  139. 392
    Guido Fawkes says:

    you in a double bed with Damien McBride, I thought you bought him down and Derek Draper for sh!t like this

  140. 396
    Anonymous says:

    Of course he’s gay. For me he gave up his right to keep his private life private the moment he voted against civil partnerships, voted to keep clause 28, and raised the notion of reinstating the ban on gays in the military. Total hypocrit.
    He deserves what’s coming.

    He was having an affair with a guy when he was at the Welsh Office in the mid 90s. He received a car as a gift from his ‘special friend’ Seb Coe, and later paid back the favour with a peerage for ‘services to William Hague’.

    Come on, wake up people.

  141. 401
    City of Vice says:

    Well done Guido. Hague appears to be a fool and hypocrite of the highest order. His judgment is seriously flawed, which is a bit worrying for a man holding high office.

    Consider. Hague is a key member of a government that is in the process of delivering deep public expenditure cuts. Many people will lose their jobs. Many businesses will lose contracts. But cuts there must be for the greater good given Labour’s total cock up of the public finances.

    So what does Hague do? He appoints his clearly under-qualified mate to a non job at our expense. In the circumstances, Hague was taking the piss out of those of us who pay taxes.

    And when faced by innuendo about his private life, much of it self inflicted, but nothing particularly serious, Hague turned what was a small story into headline news by trotting out the statement that addressed his wife’s miscarriages. This was not exactly chivalrous on Hague’s part, as well as being plain stupid, given that he ostensibly sought to protect his ‘privacy’ and that of his family.

    We cannot afford to have bumblers like Hague at the heart of government.

  142. 402
    Anon says:

    You have removed this once, Guido, let’s see if you can live with it.

    “…no matter how reprehensible his conduct may have been in failing to disclose the truth.”

    You certainly have form.

  143. 410
    Thunder-box says:

    When Mr H was sharing sleeping quarters, I wonder if ALL the other ‘staffers’ – in their allegedly ‘more modest B&Bs’ – had single rooms? (and were checked to ensure they slept alone?) We must be told!

  144. 411
    Phil says:

    Talking about lack of judgement, I wonder what happened to the £30k Hague invested in Sebastian Coe’s company designed to profit from the olympics. There was a C4 Dispatches programme on it a few years back with Hague and Coe running from the C4 cameras like a couple of dodgy builders on Watchdog. Never heard any more about it but have always wondered what they were up to.

  145. 412
    Geoff Smith says:

    Guido: Be a man and accept you can occasionally be wrong.
    Sheep: Go eat some grass.

  146. 413
    chris says:

    Mr Hague would have been better off to have said nothing about this, somethimes it is better to be silent than to try to explain anything, a bit like saying I have not had any chocolate when it is plastered all over your face

  147. 414
    WILLIAM HAGUES PARLIAMENTRY AIDS says:

    william likes boys “Littlejohns” thats why he is in this mess !
    and would that be the “Pork Sword of fidelity “?


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