September 3rd, 2010

The Turn

Another day and still the newspapers are poring over Hague’s statement. Many “experts” have been wheeled out to criticise the foolishness of opening up to such an extent with the Telegraph leading the angle. The also look at his voting record and the Indy suggests there is whiff of homophobia about the statement. Tory MPs are quoted criticising the judgement of sharing a room with an aide, especially given the rumours that have circulated for years.

The Mail and The Mirror both speculate whether Hague will walk.

The TV channels have turned their attention to speculation about the Sundays…

UPDATE: The New York Times questions the nuclear denial tactic.


334 Comments

  1. 1

    Time for the crosshairs yet, Guido?

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    • 16
      Anonymous says:

      Get onto more important matters:

      http://news.scotsman.com/news/Tesco39s-secret-property-developer-repeatedly.6510879.jp

      “Go back to your supermarkets and prepare for business!”

      The country is no longer run by political will but weakness to regulate corporate avarice.

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      • 67
        Unsworth says:

        Has been so for decades – but only now is it being discussed in public.

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        • 179
          Anonymous says:

          Then it’s time the Leahy’s of this world showed their true colours, real salaries, and genuine skills or talents.

          I suspect in the absence of the power of money to persuade and influence poiliticians, it might be a short list!

          Yoda speak:
          If money real is not, then power little have they!

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        • 261
          Read all about him says:

          Will Hague survive the Sunday Papers ?

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          • Guido 1 Tory Trolls 0 says:

            The Sunday Papers who just paid a lot of money to get revealing pictures of Hague to splash across their pages.

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          • The political class can kiss my arse says:

            I hope not. The sooner these political types are exposed for who they are and what they stand for the better.

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        • 267
          but only now is it being discussed in public. says:

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      • 93
        Take back your country says:

        Our shite political system is a toxic brew of corruption and political/business vested interests.

        Joe Public don’t get a look in.

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        • 133
          Dirty Den says:

          Hence almost uncontrolled immigration. Cheap labour and more consumers to provide goods and services for at tax payers expense. The beneficiaries of this can afford to live well away from the social problems and there are useful idiots screaming “racist ” at anyone who objects.

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          • John Thomas says:

            DD, to some extent that is very true, note every time government says that it is going to restrict immigration the business lobby start jumping up and down, screaming, “You cannot do that, where will we get our “skilled labour”?”

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          • Alex says:

            There’s this wonderful concept called “training” – it could be being implemented right now to ensure that any imported labour is temporary.

            Will never happen of course.

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          • Take back your country says:

            Don’t want to train anyone, refuse to employ anyone over 50, pay shit 1980s wages, and employers wonder why there’s a ‘skills shortage’?

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          • Portillo ? Look behind you !! says:

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        I hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

        Having seen the bullying in Harrogate as Tesco tries to force another superstore on an unwilling town, my friends and I joined the – possibly futile – campaign to fuck Terry Leahy’s underhand dealings. Write to Harrogate council. Shop elsewhere. Spread the word. No-one HAS to shop at Tesco. NO-ONE. It really is that simple. Their stores are soulless and depressing; much more so than the competition. Tesco is damaging the social fabric of the country. Andrew Simms’ excellent expose of this appalling organisation, Tescopoly, points to one encouraging future trend. There are signs that younger consumers, possibly the growing minority with an embryonic consumerist ethic, are beginning to see what some of us oldies have known for years. Everything to do with Tesco is grim, mechanistic and calculated to kill retail diversity and choice. Start shopping elsewhere – now. This is a far more worthwhile campaign than undermining the career of an intelligent and likeable (that’s rare) politician who may or may not be gay.

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        • 207
          Anonymous says:

          Well said, I can’t agree more.

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          • DONT TALK ABOUT HAGUE AND IT MAYBE IT WILL ALL GO AWAY! says:

            William Hague: the rumours of a ‘gay past’ that just would not go away

            For any politician to share a bedroom with a member of the same sex might invite childish gossip.

            But in William Hague’s case, he was surely aware that sleeping in the same hotel room as a 25-year-old aide would inevitably rekindle baseless rumours about his sexuality that have pursued him throughout his impressive political career.

            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/william-hague/7978973/William-Hague-the-rumours-of-a-gay-past-that-just-would-not-go-away.html

            NOPE. IT’S NOT WORKING.

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          • The political class can kiss my arse says:

            I don’t understand this arse licking about Hague’s ‘impressive’ career.

            The guy is a fraud. he has shown his ace card with respect to the EU very recently.

            The media lick arse until the cows come home for their own ends – money and power. Much the same as politicians. Gone are the days when people entered public service for the greater good.

            They are both conning us – the pols and the media. Two cheeks of the same arse. Guess who’s arse they have their sights on?

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        • 211
          Anonymous says:

          I smell another Catholic plot……

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        • 226
          Allan@Aberdeen says:

          Tesco disgusts me: it embodies corporatism to an even greater extent than its rivals. Local authorities around the country are being ‘bought’ by Tesco, the example which I have seen with my own eyes being Inverness which has three superstores with another planned – imprisoning 80,000 people and a neutron bomb for small local business.
          On Hague, can’t see what the issue is here. The bigger matter is that he used to be a conservative when he railed against the ‘foreign land’ that he saw our country becoming and, now that his prophecy is being fulfilled on his watch, he is at ease with it: that’s the real question to be asking of Hague.

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        • 247
          Fubar Saunders says:

          Very true, but unfortunately, theres more than enough processed food eating dumbed down sink estate fuckwits who will keep them in business.

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        • 263
          Anonymous says:

          You have about as much chance of persuading folks to shop anywhere other than Tesco as you have of persuading them to vote anywhere other than LibLabCon.

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          • I shop at Waitrose, peasant.

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          • I hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

            What’s wrong with airing the subject on the blog? Fuck Tesco. We damaged Broon and we damaged Bliar and we damaged the Lord of the Shit-Shute. If one single person starts to think about where his or her wages are spent, and mentions it to a couple of friends, and those two mention it…………..

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          • Susie says:

            Have you noticed that whenever you see a plastic bag blowing about and littering what should be idyllic countryside, it’s always a Tesco bag.

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      • 259
        Guido is a poof and proud of it says:

        Such homophobia.

        Be gay like me!

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        • 284
          silly kunt says:

          Goodbye Tatchell you arse hole. You love ‘arresting’ men as you get the opportunity to touch people. Most people wouldn’t let you near them.

          I call bullshit and also sexual harassment.

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    • 20
      Anonymous says:

      Is Guido turning into the Guardian?

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    • 117
      Osama the Nazarene says:

      Methinks that Billy Hague doth protest too much at not being gay. Though he does say that the statement was intended to quash long standing rumours as well as the current ones. He’s a politician so we know that even such a powerful statement could hide hints of untruth. Will the NotS have details of Myer’s girlfriend this weekend?

      What the statement should have done is to powerfully defend Myers’ qualifications to be an FO SpAd, or Foreign Secretary’s SpAd, everything else is irrelevant. He clearly had none that were defensible.

      Spending time in France is fine but fraternising with the Frogs, uh uh!

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      • 213
        Abel Magwitch says:

        I have every sympathy for Hague. That said, I cannot see what possible advice this young man can have to ofer him as a SpAd that he could not get from the civil service. If he would clear that up we can all get on with the rest of our lives.

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        • 288
          The political class can kiss my arse says:

          Why do you have sympathy for Hague?

          Is it because he has been caught out? Do you prefer people to get away with hypocritical misdemeanours?

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    • 122
      Anonymous says:

      I expect any journalist wishing to earn his spurs will have booked a flight to Bozeman, Montana. Was Billy getting bareback riding lessons from all those “young cowboys”?

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    • 208
      Anonymous says:

      This is so deliciously ironic — a British diplomat being gossiped about by politicians. In Canada, we’ve long known that British diplomats shamlessly speculate about our politicians, so this is perfect!

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    • 333
      Hague's Catamite says:

      Any more news or revelations about me or my boss Guido?

      It’s getting awfully quiet now…..just when it was starting to get interesting.

      Where IS the chambermaid who found Oscar Wilde and Bosie’s “stained” bedsheets when you need her?

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    jgm2 says:

    Now the Independent is alleging ‘homophobia’.

    So if he says nothing the he’s gay. ANd if he denies it then he’s homophobic.

    Head I win, tails you lose.

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      the last quango in paris says:

      stirred up by the bored loony left who have nothing better to do then twitter utter utter bile for the digestion of similar like minded work shy mornons.

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      • 58
        Anonymous says:

        Guido is well known for his right wing views & he broke the story NOT the loony left!! RIP Billy Boy you are finished in politics & TMI 2 talk about your wifes miscarriages!

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        • 100
          Susie says:

          Why isn’t Fawkes under siege at his autre maison? Let’s hope the press ruin his holiday.

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        • 248
          the last quango in paris says:

          Yes I know Guido broke the story – but the constant have a go about him mentioning miscarriages by the left makes me want to vomit. Sally Bercow (amongst others) the other night saying “he should have just said he has a healthy sex life”made me really cross – just because she’s happy to discuss hers.

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          • Susie says:

            Sally Bercow might have a healthy sex life, but surely a very dangerous one for husband John, she’s about a foot taller than him.

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    • 9
      Anonymous says:

      Exactly.

      This is a non-story.

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    • 36
      Ampers says:

      I shared a room with 30 other men for nearly three months. We weren’t gay and after a day’s military training we were off to the dance-halls for a bit of feminine nookie!

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        Lord Envious of Avarice says:

        Is xthat a homophobic denial?

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      • 59
        Anonymous says:

        It is not just sharing a room! There were other things happening as well; jobs, etc. Also you cannot do much if 30 of you are in the same room.

        Also why is WH so upset? Does he think there is some thing wrong being gay? The prisons minister with two kids said he is gay and he is still there.

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        • 105
          Susie says:

          Said the Labour troll.

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          trimble says:

          “Does he think there is some thing wrong being gay?”
          One can think it morally repugnant, for all manner of reasons, without being homophobic (which is an awful word referring to the criticism of the person, rather than the acts). Indeed there is never anything “wrong” about being x,y,z; we are defined by our actions, and those actions may be classed as moral or immoral by society.

          Its a distinction that the NYT – amongst many other commentators – have overlooked in preference to getting out a good story to the unthinking masses.

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      • 127
        Osama the Nazarene says:

        A girl friend once told me of 30 girls sharing a military barracks and some of them were at it like rabbits in front of all to observe. Don’t suppose they were gay but maybe they were bi.

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      Engineer says:

      Strange how so many in the media are keen to “out” people as having homosexual leanings. You never hear them getting so exercised about openly gay people who might have experimented with a heterosexual experience.

      Given that we’re all supposed to be sexually liberated (especially the “progressive left”) there seems to be an awful lot of prurience, homophobia, heterophobia and just plain phobia about.

      Or is it still silly season?

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      • 66
        Socialists = Sociopaths says:

        Hypocrites ‘r’ us.

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      • 91
        statechaos says:

        Is it homophobic to not want to be perceived as gay if you aren’t gay? Mandelson is consistently ridiculed on blogs like this because he is gay and not because he is an arrogant, narcissistic, manipulative individual. Why would you want to be at the end of persistent homophobic ridicule on the internet if it is wholly unjustified? In the 21st century Britain is as homophobic as ever and the proof of it is here.

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      • 132
        Anonymous says:

        It’s the deceit! Man employs chauffeur on the public dime, whom he shtups, whilst trying to make his wife pregnant – allegedly. If you are so lacking in any form of morality that you think this is ok, then it reflects more on your debased sense of normal behaviour than our prurience.

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        • 143
          Engineer says:

          “Whom he shtups”.

          Hague says he didn’t. You prove otherwise.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Your point seems to be, “So what if he was.” rather than the “I don’t believe he’s a homo.” line. You have trouble seeing the distinction between a gay man boning another gay man (live and let live) and a married man having a gay affair with a twink whom he employs on the public purse. Perfectly legitmate line of questioning from Guido and others but it’s a bit depressing seeing all these Tory tribalists trying to defend Hague’s, at best, weird behaviour, when their attitude would have been the polar opposite if it were a labour minister – replace Hague with Milliband in this scenario and see if the reaction would be the same .

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          • Engineer says:

            No.

            The original point of Guido’s attack was the Hague had employed the seemingly poorly-qualified Myers as a Special Adviser at the taxpayer’s expense, despite already having two highly-regarded Special Advisers. In questioning that, Guido had a fair point. The point has been resolved because Myers has resigned (or been resigned). So that should be the end of it.

            However, in order to get the story noticed, Guido hyped up the sexual innuendo aspect – it was said that Hague and Myers had shared a room during the election campaign, for example. The sexual innuendo, as so often in Britain, has now become the story.

            Hague issued a statement saying he has never had a relationship with another man – in other words, he’s a straightforward heterosexual. (I don’t care a jot whether Hague is hetero-, homo- or bisexual, by the way.) If someone now comes forward with provable evidence contradicting Hague’s statement, then Hague is an outright liar and hypocrite. If they don’t, and Hague’s statement is straightforward truth, he’s bombproof.

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        • 153
          Airey Belvoir says:

          ‘Dime’ , ‘Shtups’ indeed. Speak English, man!

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      • 144
        Dirty Den says:

        Perhaps there are people who are Bi (possibly quite a few) who deny being gay because they truly aren’t gay anymore than they are truly straight.? Why close your options by declaring (falsely) you are gay?

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      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Well yes, “homophobic”, by the kindof LGBT definition.

      Perhaps “bi-mistunderstanding” might be a better word or “just wierd”, or stuck in some sort of timewarp.
      Has he never heard of bisexuals? Does he remember “2 4 6 8 motorway”? (ie Tom robinson who was “glad to be gay” is now glad to be happily married with kids). Or David Bowie. He shagged Tina turner until his knob hurt all day, and has more than one child from more than one wife.

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  3. 3

    ‘poring’, please, for the sanity of your unpaid cohorts of sub-eds.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    On this thread, the Dianafication of Mr. Hague by various groups of Guidophobes will no doubt continue apace.

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      Richard Manns says:

      Yes, if you think he went too far and tried to wreck a man’s marriage with the flimsiest of fuck-all evidence, you’re a “Guidophobe”.

      If you’re not with us, you’re against us. If you’re not an apple, you’re a banana. Nuances of opinion are for the weak, eh?

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      • 65
        Albi Here says:

        Were not allowed to have opinions which way or the other as better people and newspapers and tv decide for us.

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      • 72
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        I’m more interested in the fact that Hague appointed a spad at public expense over the agreed maximum establishment with the flimsiest of fuck-all evidence as to fitness for the position. I also consider the self-exposure of his private life not only as as a thumping great non-sequitur but also as a cynical attempt to obscure the issue and grab the support of not only those inclined to institutionalised mawkishness but also of the hard of thinking. This plan has been at least partially successful, but if you read today’s MSM, there are some respected commentators who are having second thoughts.

        As you say, Mr, Manns, there is plenty of room for nuances of opinion. From the tone of your post, such nuances are only acceptable if they meet with your approval, which clearly does not include those who conceed that Guido could well have a point.

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        • 196
          13eastie says:

          GOM, like Guido you haven’t the faintest clue about the man’s fitness for the job or otherwise.

          Guido’s accomplishment has been only to succeed in scattering more mud than anyone else could get away with.

          The fact that the likes of the Mirror have started trying to help it stick ought to impress only an imbecile. Hardy a feather in anyone’s cap and not a persuasive way to prove anything.

          Certainly this does not justify for one second the attempt to out someone as gay based zero evidence or, simiarly, the effort to besmirch a man on the basis of groundless allegations of marital infidelity.

          The MSM has offered us only reports of unfounded allegations on a blog, as well as conjecture as to the content of the Sunday papers, both presented as “news”.

          Commentators’ “second thoughts” are based on the fact that they are sensing the extreme pressure under which they themselves are putting Hague and they are predictably hedging their bets on the outcome and seeking at once to defend their publications’ actions.

          If you did not care for Hague’s statement, it would credit you not to discount the posibility that it was in fact an unfortunate and distressed response to very public and unreasonable rumour-mongering.

          Your suggestion that recognition by any of us of Guido’s fallability makes anyone a “Guidophobe” is hysterical.

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          • Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

            Dead right. A bit of quiet sanity around here would be welcome.

            To my mind, three issues are getting confused:-

            (1) Hague might/not be gay. Yawn. Nobody’s business but his and his family’s.

            (2) The SpAd might have been appointed to a publicly-funded post improperly. Important and deserves exposure and investigation.

            (3) Guido has focused repeatedly and pruriently on (1) instead of the real issue, (2), mentioned not much more than in passing. Shame on you, Guido.

            I’ve been an avid reader for some years and applauded so many of Gudo’s posts. He’s given our politics a much-needed kick. But this story reflects disgrace on him.

            I think you ought to apologise to the Hagues, Guido, but continue to pursue (2) above.

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          • Ruth Kelly's plaything says:

            Comment critical of this blog has gone to moderation. Interesting.

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          • 13eastie says:

            Is doesn’t have to be critical of the blog to be moderated.

            There are certain facts about Guido which, despite their being a matter of public record, it is impossible to mention on the blog, however fairly presented they may be.

            That Guido might mock Hague for finding his rumour-mongering irksome would seem hypocritical to some.

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          • Grumpy Old Man says:

            The “Guidophobe” comment was meant to be ironic. but PC doesn’t do ironic.
            Agreed, I know nothing about the man’s fitness for the post. Neither do you, the MSM or anybody else, because his qualifications remain a State Secret.
            The Indy and the Telegraph employ responsible commentators, the Mirror does not.

            Over more than 50 years, I have seen many unfortunate and distressed responses from politicians. Such responses invariably lead to unfortunate circumstances, causing even more distress. When such a comment comes from a seasoned politician such as Hague. one needs to be very wary indeed.

            Guido is a man. Men are fallible. Hague is a man. He is also fallible. Even I am fallible. Are you fallible?

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      • 151
        Haggis is shite says:

        Well said Manns!

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      • 212
        Maximus says:

        > If you’re not an apple, you’re a banana.

        A leftie caught with his pants down practising unnatural logic:

        – If you’re not a Christian, you’re a pagan.
        – If you’re not white, you’re black.
        – If you’re not a global warmist, you’re a denier.

        Dialectical fuckwittery — for the credulous only.

        And as for apples and bananas, aren’t you socialists always preaching the goodness of tutti frutti (no less than 5 portions a day, to wit)? [/irony]

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    Lord Mandy of Monkey Hangings. says:

    Was the Crispin Blunt ferrago an ill judged attempt, by Coulson, to draw attention away from Mr Hague ?
    That’s how spin-doctors work, at times.

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    the last quango in paris says:

    Well I really hope he doesn’t! He is the Politician with much more intelligence than the rest – I couldn’t care less who he was shagging and believe him when he says it is just his wife. God this is the silly season, can’t the papers look for something else? Whilst we’re at it, I would like David laws to come back – so what if he’s gay? and there are enough peole in the house who have had shonky expense claims with no justification.

    I want Hague to represent me. I want Laws to return.

    I want the best people for the job to do the job in these very volatile times. Hague is irreplaceable.

    And can the British press ask our Foreign Secretary decent questions when he is out and about not look like giggling 6th formers when they go sniffing about for ‘news’.

    As a concerned electorate I would like to know about Iran, what is happening in North Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Sierre Leone, Haiti, pakistan etc

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      Mrs B says:

      Very well said!

      Leave the poor bloke alone. Who cares whether he’s gay or not?

      And Guido – do stop trailing this story. You are good at some things, but following up this story is not your best work.

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      • 181
        Anonymous says:

        I think his wife cares. I, as a British taxpayer, also care if the Foreign Secretary is employing unqualified pretty boys as his Spads, using my taxes.

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    • 47
      We_never_married says:

      The British fallacy

      Good communicator = intelligence

      See also:

      Cameron
      Blair

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      Britain is not the property of the Tory or Labour party says:

      All we keep hearing from party tribalists is that ‘we’ need Hague because he’s an allegedly brilliant politician.

      Well no, we – ordinary Britons, as opposed to the Tory faithful – don’t need him.
      We don’t need him, his party or his governing class directly working and plotting against our long-term interests.

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      • 185
        Anonymous says:

        The Turks need him if they want the red carpet rolled out all across Europe and right over the English Channel to the UK.

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      The political class can kiss my arse says:

      Hague showed his true colours upon his party getting the most votes at the election. He promptly ‘forgot’ his rather impressive pre-election stance on the EU, rolled over and allowed his stomach to be stroked by his masters over the Channel.

      How principled, how fraudulent and how predictable.

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      • 168
        Geoff M says:

        And that is the winning answer.

        Hague is a proven fraud on the EU, that is why he should get a kicking.

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        • 217
          Spot the Dog says:

          yop

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        • 272
          johnthebrief says:

          OK, kick him about that.

          What does it have to do with his sex life?

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          • The political class can kiss my arse says:

            It is costing the public purse to employ a rather inexperienced ‘friend’ for William Hague. I resent that.

            May I ask the Treasury to fund shed loads of drink for my mates? If not, why not?

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          hmmmm says:

          Hague has been so fucking awful since he took the role of Foreign Secretary, I think he must have been taking the young ‘spad’s advice

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          • Susie says:

            I agree with you there.

            I heartily wish that SpAds were banned altogether… did Churchill need a SpAd about whether to fight WWII or not? If they can’t make up their own minds about an issue or course of action, they shouldn’t be MPs.

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    Anonymous says:

    Andy Coulson is doing a great job handling this.

    And Cameron is to be commended for allowing Coulson to be so involved.

    Cameron is a man of truly great judgement. We are lucky to be alive at this time to have him as our leader.

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    do i look like a people person? says:

    Why no husband-and-wife-standing-together-against-the world pictures?

    Also why haven’t the young man’s ex girlfriends come forward to confirm his red bloodedness?

    Anyway B’ham is where the scandal didn’t happen according to Edwina Currie
    in the telegraph “As I can attest, the Hotel du Vin in Birmingham – and, indeed, the rest of that upmarket chain – is a great place for a weekend tryst.”

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    • 21
      Hamish Macbeth says:

      “Why no husband-and-wife-standing-together-against-the world pictures?

      Also why haven’t the young man’s ex girlfriends come forward to confirm his red bloodedness

      I think Hague protesteth too much with the details of Fffions miscarriages !!

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    Anonymous says:

    Boring

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  10. 15
    John Bull says:

    one up the bum no harm done

    Dandyliar and Browncock

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    Writes in Hex says:

    I’m a bit concerned the Guido felt the need to post about Mrs Fawkes yesterday – accompanied by a picture of his soft furnishings. What is he trying to tell us?

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    Sir William Waad says:

    As for that Salman Butt…with a name like that, I mean, it stands to reason dunnit? An’ ‘e shares a hotel with all those other blokes, right? An’ ‘e hugs that Amir bloke who’s, what, 16 years old innit an’ good lookin’ an’ all? ‘Eadin for a stonin’ if you ask me cheers mate yeah six more pints please anyway….

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    • 52
      Lord Envious of Avarice says:

      How’s that ? No ball!

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    • 64
      Engineer says:

      Yer not kiddin’. I mean, look at that ‘Ague bloke. Wears sunglasses, ‘ee does, an’ a white tee-shirt. Yeah, an’ all them squaddies sharin’ rooms in barracks an’ that. Well, makes yer think, dunnit. ‘Ere, luv, purrus a pint in there, will yer. Hey, crackin’ pair o’ norks you got, doll….

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  13. 22
    Martin Day BBC political correspondent says:

    And now a quote from Bob Crow, one of Guido Fawkes’ heroes

    RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: “Instead of meaningless PR gimmicks from the mayor he should start telling his officials to take this dispute seriously and he should also start putting Tube safety before the dash to slash budgets.

    “Boris Johnson was elected on a promise of protecting ticket offices and station staffing. Rather than throwing out red herrings like banning the right to strike he should get a grip on the lethal consequences that his officials’ Tube cuts will have for both staff and the travelling public.

    “The action is on and our members are finalising plans for picket lines across the network. RMT remains available for talks but we cannot and will not negotiate with a gun at our heads. It’s down to LU to pull back from the brink of their ill-conceived cuts plans and to clear the way for meaningful discussions that protect safety and safe staffing levels.”

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    • 26
      Sue Perrin-Junsham says:

      And how is this linked to the post exactly?

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      • 35

        Martin likes to cut and paste.
        He also thinks that discredited 19th century political theories have a function in a globalised world.

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        • 56
          Martin Day BBC political correspondent says:

          In common with Guido and David Cameron I detest Boris Johnson.

          This issue might bring forward Boris’s resignation and his wish to return to the Commons to challenge David Cameron and totally destroy the Conservative Party.

          Happy Days

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          • Gonk says:

            Martin, the Association of Sheep Shaggers are
            releasing a statement about the danger of double dip
            recession on Monday. You will let us know
            the details asap won’t you.

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          • Master Baiter is Dead says:

            Bob Crow us a twat Martin, he’s very unpopular in the middle ground non socialist Labour of today.

            Who are you cut and pasting for?

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    Doc Trough says:

    A son of York geh?

    Get thi’sen weshed! We’re all miserable buggers….

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    Anonymous says:

    Why did hague bring his wife and her history into the subject ,the story is about hague not his wife or any one else, or was it a divertionary sympathy move?

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    too much information says:

    hmmm

    Hotel du Vin, Birmingham – the rooms are ok but a bit small

    This is not the the utilertarian place for “room sharing”

    I cannot see at what point two grown men would think that sharing a room would be anything but a bad idea

    The nudity, the farting, snoring, toilet smells, too much information about the otehr person.

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      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Perhaps hague doesn’t fart much? Clearly Hague isn’t a fat bloke, I doubt he stuffs himself with beer and curry any more.
      Neither is the other chap.

      I’d rather have a cheap hotel and be on my own, but then I’m untidy and do stuff myself with beer and kebabs.

      PS: “hotel du vin” website is crap and appears to have piers morgan staying there (book a room page)

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    • 147
      Archer Karcher says:

      Money saving excercise:

      Hotel Du Vin Birmingham, room rates,
      Single: £205 – £265 per night.
      Double: £260 – £320 per night

      Great Barr Hotel Birmingham, room rates,
      Single: £34
      Etap Hotel Birmingham Centre, room rates,
      Single: £38
      Prime Lodge Hotel Birmingham, room rates,
      Single: £30
      Park Hotel Birmingham, room rates,
      Single: £40

      Wee Willie can’t even count.

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  17. 30
    tony ben's will says:

    so gay is an insult now is it….fair enough

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  18. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Can you please compare the conservative party values present and past. People would like to see how they have moved away from traditional old values.

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  19. 32
    Nick Clegg says:

    I was driving my HGV when I saw this amazing looking blonde girl on the side of the road who was wearing a short skirt and tight top with what looked like natural pert breasts and the most amazing legs. She appeared to be only about 21 years old. She had broken down on the hard shoulder! So I stopped and asked if she needed any help. She wanted a lift to the next services, so she hopped up into my cab and off we went…

    After a few miles down the motorway she turned to me and said “I have something between my legs that all lorry drivers like!”

    I couldn’t believe my luck… I slowly lent towards her and unclipped her seatbelt, I then opened the passenger door and pushed the fucking bitch out on to the road…

    No one sits on my Ginsters!

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  20. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Bit pathetic this. It’s a non-story, a nasty non-story at that and trying to chase some glory for yourself out of turning it into a resignation is double pathetic. What happened to the days when you went after the bad guys rather than the kudos?

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    • 40

      Don’t you mean the Judos ?

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      Spank Sinatra says:

      Oh do give it a rest in trying to tell us that it’s a non-story. It is the only story of the day and most likely the weekend. The majority of posters here really don’t give a damn as regards what Hague does with his bottom or the state of his wife’s nibbly bits. It’s the political patronage at the taxpayer’s expense which riles us. The appropriateness of the appointment etc.

      Whilst your loyalty is commendable, it is mis-placed as you will see in the days to come. Please feel free to return and apologise but until then, give it a break in thinking that somehow you will succeed in diverting legitimate reporting of issues through incessant postings of this nature.

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    Sebastian says:

    Time to go. The man has always been a pain in the bum.

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    Chuntely Warmer says:

    As a 40+ year old never married male, you get used to being called a bummer, but if you are straight it does not bother you, who cares

    You only need cover stories if you like to play the oboe in the Pink Orchestra

    Q-You are a bummer?
    A- My wife has had some miscarriages?
    Q WTF?????

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  24. 41
    Anonymous says:

    Why haven’t we heard from both men’s ex girlfriends or on the young man’s current girl friend. Were they so involved in serving the country and didn’t have time!

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  25. 42
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Sorry to repeat myself but according to “Media Lawyer Duncan Lamont”, writing on Channel 4 News website last night:
    “Although it could be argued that Mr Hague was a pubic figure…”

    No, really, it’s here; para 2 of point 4 of his argument:

    http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/william+hague+an+understandable+overreaction/3759477

    Is there another ‘relationship’ we should know about?

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  26. 45
    Gerald Fabrican't says:

    ABOUT TIME!

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    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    4 months in, 2 ministers caught with rentboys – Osborne for the hat trick? Assuming being caught on a yacht with Mincin Mandy doesn’t count.

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  29. 53
    Ian E says:

    Personally, I would be glad to see the back of Hague (no, not in that way!). He has turned into a wimpy slave to the Boy, giving up all pretence of principles in the face of further onslaughts from the EUrinal. His play for the sympathy vote merely shows how low he has sunk as a politician – when, oh when, will we get some politicians who fight for the interests of the UK?

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      Engineer says:

      What makes you think any of the others would do a better job?

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      • 102
        Ian E says:

        > What makes you think any of the others would do a better job?

        Little enough! However, if you eliminate the impossibles, eventually you will reach the merely improbables!

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  30. 60
    Indigo says:

    Why does the e-mail from Helen Boaden that Mark Thompson foolishly showed the press photographers have the word “Birt” on the third line?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1308561/Is-biased-BBC-trying-cosy-Coalition-No-10-meeting.html

    Why would John Birt be relevant to the Coalition’s spending review? Is it John Birt who has been coordinating the BBC-as-Labour-Opposition since the General Election?

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    • 71
      Desperate Dan says:

      If the unscrupulous John Birt is Thompson’s role model he will want the same rewards -A blue sky thinking job at No. 10 and a guaranteed peerage.

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      South of the M4 says:

      Nothing foolish about it. Deliberately positioned so that it could be photographed and analysed.

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      Maximus says:

      Birt was put in by Thatcher to create an internal market in program making. Among BBC staff his name is dirt. As the Conservatories are back in power, perhaps Thomson is of the view that ‘Birt’ is a useful voodoo spell he can trot out to stop them coming after his racket and his merry band of socialist Bummers Bleaters and Cokeheads.

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        Anonymous says:

        Mandelson was never off the BBC News Intake phone giving in structions on what to broadcast and how. Once he’d taught Campbell what to do neither was he.

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  31. 61
    Anonymous says:

    At the very best, Hague has demonstrated incredibly bad judgement, to the detriment of the public purse, and is not fit to be our Foreign Secretary (although that is a non-brief nowadays as the EU looks after all that for us now) or hold any other office.

    At the very worst, he has been leading a double life as a gay that his wife is ignorant of and has left himself open to all sorts of trouble (including blackmail?).

    I think that CCHQ knows that this is not a non-story, and that is why their minions are out in force “infiltrating the conspiracy web sites”. What is at stake is the support from a certain section of society – a largish one – that Hague appeals to.

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  32. 62
    Hard Hearted hannah says:

    If 25 year old Spads can’t afford to stay in 4* hotels then they should take a tent on the campaign trail with them and piss off to the local campsite at night. If its too late and the campsite’s locked its gates then the central reservation on any motorway should be good enough.

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    • 116
      Kwik Fux says:

      What’s wrong with sleeping in the car he drives his chum around in?

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      • 191
        Hard Hearted Hannah says:

        Because its not his car. If he can’t afford a hotel room he certainly can’t afford his own car. Ministers should make sure they only employ Spads who’ve got lots of money of their own. Not poor people.

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    Can't remember my moniker says:

    I wish to take the opportunity of confessing my life-long held hetrosexuality. Ah! That feels so much better. Wish I had done it years ago.

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    • 81
      Lord Fondlebum of Boy says:

      You filthy pervert!

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        Can't remember my moniker says:

        Thank you, Fondlebum. I have striven all my life to lead an existence of low moral turpitude. I am ashamed to admit that I have not always succeeded in this aim.

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    • 123
      P. Doff says:

      Errmmmm? Never been wanked off by other boys in your teens at secondary school? Nor resisted the thrill on repeated occasions?

      I bet most “straight” guys posting here have enjoyed such sessions in the shower after PT and in the bogs at break times. All part of growing up and preparing for adult life.

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      • 194
        Anonymous says:

        That’s a bloody long phase Hague the vague is going through.

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        Not me – at my all boys school in the 70s gay bashing was all the rage!

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      • 229
        Can't remember my moniker says:

        Actually no, Mr Doff. I grew up in the times before homosexuality became compulsory.

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      • 235
        Maximus says:

        That’s enough heterophobia, Mr Doff – it has a tendency to liberate the woodwork.

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        Anonymous says:

        No. Seems to me that if you were wanked off by other boys in the showers or any place else then you had an abnormal childhood in which you were abused.

        To extrapolate a lesson, if as a country we continue to hand power to a bunch of mutually abusive public school boys who think that such corrosive behavior is normal, then we deserve all the shit that they evidently can produce and believe is natural to pile upon us.

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    Desert Rat says:

    What a load of fucking bollocks; Hague is a rare intellect in an almast intellect free zone.

    Working men often share bedrooms when working away.

    I shared a room with my stonemason, on my Son in Law’s stag do a couple of years ago and if anybody suggests I am gay, I will scratch their fucking eyes out.

    Now lets get back to the the issues that matter for the good governance of our country and arranging the sharing of a twin cell by (B)liar amd McFuckwit

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    • 99
      Anonymous says:

      Are you a multi millionaire and is your stonemason

      1. half your age

      and

      2. as gay as a cricket?

      If yes then you are a poofter, no doubt about it.

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    • 125
      Different government, same shit policies says:

      Can your tongue be any more up the arse of the Tory party?

      The ‘good governance of our country’ isn’t going to come from the same wanker political class that have stuck their fingers up at the rest of us for decades, is it?

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    • 126
      Anonymous says:

      “working men” FFS? They’re not ripping out and refurbishing branches of McDonalds at night. Hague has demonstrated that his judgement is deeply flawed, not only in employing the twat on dubious grounds but also debasing the office of shadow foreign secretary.

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    • 182
      Geoff M says:

      I will scratch their fucking eyes out.

      Oooh, get her!

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  35. 78
    Desperate Dan says:

    Nearly 10 o’clock and no obscenities on this blog yet.

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  36. 79
    Purpleline says:

    Not 100% supportive of Hague, but Guido i would turn attention to the Indie paper, run by a fkg Russian who obviously has an agenda.

    No Russian is free from the Kremlin.

    Also the Indie a great campaigner on the Eco and lefty ideals was until recently owned by an Irish man who owned a Oil exploration company. Go figure.

    Traget the Indie

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    • 214

      Not just the independent – target Johann Hari personally.

      The garbage that the fat bender is paid to write is truly mindboggling in its infantile lefty climate change fixation, and the sooner we send him back to Finland the better.

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  37. 82
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Let us not forget that Hague once shared a flat with alan duncan
    Now what straight guy would sleep in the next to two poofs going at it like knives?

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  38. 87
    daveyone1 says:

    I hope Hague will not quit we need a Euro Sceptic as Foreign Secertary ! It is almost as ironic as Diane Abbott becoming Labour Leader !!

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    Barracuda says:

    The Daily Mail has been hinting about Billy for a long time.. heres a blast from the past

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1221582/Gordon-Brown-backs-gay-weddings-Westminster.html

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    perdix says:

    Time for an apology to Mr & Mrs Hague, Guido.

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    Groucho says:

    The correct way to handle this would have been:

    Q: “Mr Hague, are you gay?”

    A: “No”

    Any attempt at explanation, giving details of his marriage etc just fuels speculation. Very naive handling by such an experienced politician.

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    Hague is a lost cause says:

    Hague probably is a closet gay and therefore, a hypocrite though that has not yet been proved conclusively.

    What is certain is that this former ‘conservative’ has quickly metamorphosed into yet another leftie/liberal, EU-pandering, multi-culti, clone like so many others in the Westminster (gay) Village.

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    • 120
      Lep says:

      Ther’s no probably about it! He looked like a cross between Graham Norton and Larry Grayson mincing through London in his tight white t-shirt and shades and giggling with his little rent-boy like a couple of schoolgirls.

      Hardly a good advert for a foreign secretary and just another sign of the decadence we now face in Britain.

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      • 128
        PJ says:

        Hague has become just another androgynous London metrosexual of indeterminate sexuality and trendy leftist views.

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          The political class can kiss my arse says:

          It happens to all politicians of all colours in the end.

          Our system of government is terminally fucked.

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    • 131
      Anonymous says:

      Well said!

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  45. 129
    Susie says:

    Fawkes answered the dog whistle.

    Now sit and stay, or it’s the kennel and no walkies.

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    • 137
      Jon says:

      I used to quite like Hague but he’s become just another arrogant PC/liberal Westminster-gravy-train-riding arse who thinks he can ignore the wishes of his voters and employ his little chums courtesy of the tax-payer.

      He’s sold out. Fuck him.

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      • 152
        The political class can kiss my arse says:

        They rely on numbskulls like Susie too.

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      • 156
        Albi Here says:

        Susie you protest too much,keep it going and people will believe what your trying to suppress is the truth,your trying too hard to sidestep and blame Guido,can’t you get Coulson to do what he’s paid for,oh wait we’ve seen what he can’t do,he couldn’t get cast iron Dave elected with a majority,tell Billy to sack the civil servants and he can have his friend Chris working for him,but the taxpayers are peed off paying for every MP’s house,cat and dog,friend,friend of a friend,friend of a friends friend,banker,wanker,the guy next door and any other hanger on.

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        • 163
          Albi Here says:

          I could have shortened my comment a bit and said we want value for the high taxes we pay,but value for money is 3 big words that mp’s and civil servants don’t seem to understand.

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      Geoff M says:

      Is William your real name?

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  46. 134
    tory boys never grow up says:

    “The Indy suggests there is whiff of homophobia about the statement”

    As opposed to the over powering stench coming from this blog and many commenters.

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  47. 135
    adams says:

    Is young Mr Myers one of natures gentlemen ? This is information we need to know . after all it is something to be proud of these days ?

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    • 138
      ? says:

      Will the Sundays reveal a gay past for young Myers?

      Was he chairperson (sic) of his Uni’s ‘Gay-Soc’? Has he had a string of sugar-daddies?

      Will the News of the Screws reveal all?

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    “Tory MPs are quoted criticising the judgement of sharing a room with an aide, especially given the rumours that have circulated for years.”

    Rumours that have no basis infact. Sharing a room with another man does not mean that he is gay. It is often done to save money. They could have also had informal meetings in that room.

    People have been saying that John Redwood questioned the judgement of Hague in a recent blog post, but if people read it properly, they would notice that he his merely pointing out that other people have questioned his judgement.

    All of your posts about this subject are incredibly poorly researched and have caused a great deal of stress for certain people, as well as the premature end of a young person’s political career.

    I’ve made a post about the Hague/Myers story and it includes an analysis of what you have posted about it:

    http://www.lifedownloaded.com/blog/hague-rumours-and-the-media-reaction/

    Feel free to comment.

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    • 199
      Geoff M says:

      Thanks – “you have written a load of shite” would be my comment.

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    • 200
      Spank Sinatra says:

      Think I’d prefer to stick a glass of wasps up my arse than read your analysis David.

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    • 216

      My comment, David?

      You are a click whore.

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    • 240
      Maximus says:

      Feel free to comment? Ok mate.

      > All of your posts about this subject are incredibly poorly researched

      Is this familiar: “Life: Downloaded | Research
      This site is currently under construction. It’ll be finished soon – trust me!”
      Yep, straight from lifedownloaded.com

      > and have caused a great deal of stress for certain people

      Unlike your photography, which IMO seems safe to the point of tedium.

      What makes you think Guido exists so you can drum up some (future) business just for yourself?

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    • 268

      It’s nice to see that you are all so polite and that you have really constructive opinions.

      It’s also interesting that you chose to ignore most of my comment and just focus on the few words about my blog post.

      And people wonder why some bloggers don’t allow comments.

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  49. 155
    John Thomas says:

    Now look here me lads, if Willy Hague was gay would not Peter Tatchell have outed him years ago, but what if he is hetro, gay, bi or anything else, if the guy can do the job given him with competance and effectiveness shouldn’t the guy have the job, have a titter if you must then let it go. Anyone remember Little Jacky Straw shaking the hand of a very startled Mugabe.

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    • 174
      All sold out says:

      Doing the job of selling Britain down the river with ‘competence and effectiveness’ is not a positive.

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    • 206
      Indigo says:

      That’s true enough – remember Tatchell attempting to out Dr David Hope when Hope was Bishop of London.

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    • 242
      Maximus says:

      I recollect Big Bob was startled — and delighted. For Mad Jack OTOH it was all he could do to resist wiping his hand on his pants.

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  50. 157
    Doc Trough says:

    There’ll doubtless be a piece in next month’s Bums and BumMen.

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    guidomcbride says:

    nice new friends you have Guido, The New York times, Laurie Penny from the New Statesmen, Sally Bercow…..

    Still I’m sure its all worth it to prove a point. Really. Dress it up with concern for public money all you want but its really about eyeballs for your advertisers. The more scandal the better eh?

    IF Mcbride had tried to plant this stuff last year what WOULD you have said?

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    • 195
      Timmy Tantrum says:

      Just cos it’s your shite party in the spot light this time instead of the other useless tossers.

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      Albi Here says:

      Ah yes but,he didn’t, so you can’t comment, nothing was said,besides everyone was pissed off with Liebour and Brown git at the time and the NuCons were our only way out,the NuCons have done what was required, just,now we want some real Conservatives in power with a majority also the real main requirement is Honesty in power,so if we get some real Conservatives in we can soon turn on them.

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  52. 169
    Rat's arse says:

    OK then Guido, answer this question :- IS GORDON BROWN A BROWN HATTER???

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  53. 173
    Anonymous says:

    Another wanky article from a coward who can’t accept his own responsibility in this sordid affair

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    • 183
      Albi Here says:

      Pray tell us more who’s the coward,who can’t accept his own responsibilty in what sordid affair.

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    • 203
      Geoff M says:

      Has William written another wanky article somewhere?

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      cry me a river says:

      You sound really up tight. Get some Vaseline and get yourself over to CiF. They indulge in circle jerk victimhood and faux outrage. You will fit in (ooh ducky) really well.

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    Ben doon says:

    Hardly homophobia, more like a good oldfashioned cheating on your wife style affair with a different twist

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    Geoff M says:

    http://www.bozemanrc.org/

    Free baseball hats!

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    Great Granddad says:

    It was so much more fun in my day – we selected delectable young ladies for P.A. duties.

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    Unsworth says:

    The New York Times is locked into a huge circulation war – and is currently losing badly. Hence its interest in anything which will boost print runs. Anyway, since when have we given a fuck about what the NYT has to say?

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    nigel says:

    you’re a nasty piece of work guido. you’re revelling in you own shit.

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    Anonymous says:

    Well, i always know he was a battyman innit? Him lovin dat man on man action every day seen? Him drinking dat youth man-juice in a hotel innit? Nasty.
    Bloodclarrrt, battyman.

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  60. 245
    Anonymous says:

    I never though Hague is gay. Thought the one in cabinet who looks like a lady boy is gay.

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    If Hague quits, I don’t think we’ll miss him. He’s not exactly right-wing any more, is he?

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      The political class can kiss my arse says:

      I supported his speech and uttering about the EU. In power he, and the rest of them have shown how out of touch they are with people.

      It’s a taste of things to come – more shafting by political types and their friends in the media and finance. They are playing a game.

      I don’t want to play.

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    Doris says:

    Reading these comments it is easy to detect the ones being sent by the offices of Mandelson or McBride or Campbell. There is a certain bitterness and envy that never fails to come across in the nasty, pathetic messages left by the ‘dumbed down’ idiotic leftists. Who gives a dam whether Hague is gay or not….it is totally irrelevant; that is, unless you are a bitter left winger (or loser). I reckon the sicko Mandy started this rumour because HE is the one who fancies the spAd and is jealous! Silly queen.

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    • 277
      The political class can kiss my arse says:

      Many posting here are sick to death of ALL of them who rule over us so spectacularly abysmally, get paid for it and go on to take the piss.

      Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives shit on us from a great height. Are you happy with this?

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      Dirty Den says:

      As good socialists I am sure the people you speak will be glad that the people had their say on 6th May. Or does it not work like that with them?

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    Anonymous says:

    So now the people you supported have power, this is what you guys do. Pathetic…

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    • 253
      Anon says:

      This comment reveals a very miserable, sad, bad loser. It was the left who made all the smears, lies and spin mainstream in politics. They are the ones who have destroyed british politics after 13 years of reckless destruction. We reap what we sow.

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        Anonymous says:

        Actually no. I quite like what this government are doing. Labour had lost its way and the country needed a change. My point is that you lot supported Hague and the rest. They now have a chance to change the world for the better in the manner that you wanted them to. This will only last a few years before the country tires of them and their political capital expires and they settle into inertia and corruption as all governments that are past their sell-by date do whatever colour.

        We should help them make the most of this window of positive action, not paralyze them with this kind of drivel. Before too long, there will be more than enough real scandal to go around.

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    • 289
      The political class can kiss my arse says:

      I didn’t support them.

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    Lord Mandelscum says:

    How very dare you!!

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    wilothewisp says:

    but will somebody just tell me… is Christopher Myers gay?

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    Torygirl says:

    Seriously, is this Guido Fawkes blog or Perez Hilton?

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    Anonymous says:

    Even Workers’ Liberty and left wing media are supporting Hague. What does this show?

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    He's a Hypocrite says:

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    Batty Hattie Hamanescu says:

    What I do not understand is what this special advisor was advising on, and what skills or experience qualified him for a £30,000 job at taxpayers expense to advise the foreign secretary.

    Any advisor worth his salt might at least have been expected to offfer the advice that “sharing a hotel room with a young advisor who owes his £30,000 job to you, would be a really bad idea”. So much for special advice.

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    Harvey Tuckett says:

    Being gay used to mean being happy and jolly.
    Billy Hague don’t look happy and jolly.
    If a fella didn’t marry he was a ‘bachelor gay’ now is he is a ‘gay bachelor’?
    Fucking hell how the world has changed!!!

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    Borderer says:

    The issue of Hague’s homosexuality, or heterosexuality, pales into insignificance when compared with the profound lack of judgement in sharing the same room as a 25 year old ‘driver’ – and then giving the guy a post at the heart of government – on the basis of nothing more than they were ‘mates’. Myers was not qualified to run a counter in the post office, let alone advise on Foreign Policy.

    It is an appalling symptom of the political abyss this country has fallen into when one sets this political pygmy Hague against the list of former Foreign Secretary’s. Which of the following holders of this great office of state do you think would have shared a room with their ‘driver’.

    Lord Halifax? Lord Grey? Ramsay McDonald? Arthur Balfour? Anthony Eden? Harold MacMillan? Ernest Bevin? Alec Douglas Home, George Brown? John Major, Douglas Hurd, Malcolm Rifkind? David Owen? Lord Carrington? Robin Cook?

    Answer – none of them would have ever considered this because they all knew that as Foreign Secretary they had to conduct themselves with dignity and gravitas – because the entire world was watching them all the time. They would NOT sleep with their bloody driver, NOR prance around wearing jeans, baseball cap and shades – behaving like a 19 year old – at the age of 49.

    The man has NO JUDGEMENT. The gay issue is small beer besides this – though if it turns out he has been living in a sham marriage then he should be sent to hell.

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      Batty Hattie Hamanescu says:

      You have hit the nail squarely on the head. It seems to me the rot started with the appointment of that hopeless non entity Margaret Becket. But yes, judgement, or should I say the lack of it, is more than sufficient to require resignation.

      However, as another poster has pointed out, the job of foreign secretary has been outsourced to another unelected non entity, Ashton. So does it really matter anyway.

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    Cassandra King says:

    Why the f*ck are people calling Gay Billy our foreign secretary for?
    The real foreign secretary is that ugly traitor Catherine Ashton, Gay Billy is her poodle and she cracks the whip while little Gay Billy jumps around and dances to the new real power in foreign affairs.

    I really dont get how people can be so blind to whats really happening to the UK and UK politics, what? Did you think the EU federal constitution was just a piece of paper? Gay Billy aint the foreign secretary, he is just a puppet on a string exactly how the establishment like them, someone with skeletons in the closet and someone they can issue favours of the secret kind to as long as the establishment gets the results it wants.

    Just what normal person goes from supporter of the EU referendum and a real tory to a eurotrash c*ck sucker federalist toe rag of Ashton in a few short months? Does it not ring any alarm bells that Gay Billy suddenly started acting like a newlabour minister as soon as his feet entered the FO and that he minced off to meet his new boss Ashton and came back spewing all the eurotrash lines of every scumbag federalist in Brussels? The FO like their puppets to be like puppets and to ensure they act like good little puppets they have the scissors handy just in case.

    I wish the tory supporters on here would open their eyes for a minute and see what lots of us have been trying to say for ages, the tory regime in power aint tories, they are far from being tories as its possible to get.

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      Geoff M says:

      Just what normal person goes from supporter of the EU referendum and a real tory to a eurotrash c*ck sucker federalist toe rag of Ashton in a few short months?

      I should have hazarded “William Hague”.

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    Anonymous says:

    Presumably you can have sex with a man or a series of men, and not have a ‘relationship’

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    Robinson says:

    I like to think my opinion on this is totally rational: I couldn’t give a flying fuck which animal, vegetable or mineral Hague sleeps with, where he sleeps with them, or what he gets up to in the privacy of his own bedroom.

    Moral outrage related to sexual matters is a rather peculiar British fetish for some – mostly hypocritical media types. It wouldn’t surprise me if Guido was banging out his copy whilst hanging in a leather gimp suit from the ceiling of his apartment.

    Now, onto more important matters:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7979980/Amateur-gardener-grows-worlds-biggest-potato.html

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      A lot of Hypocrites around at the moment says:

      Interesting that so many are trying to paint anyone objecting to hagues piss poor judgement in getting the tax payer to pay for his executive relief as a rampant homophobe. I thought that kind of disingenuous bullshit was a speciality of the left.

      Willy can stick it where he wants just so long as I don’t have to pay for it.

      Lot of recent converts to PC sexual tolerance on here recently, could it be because he’s a (semi) Tory?

      Trying tom write this off as anti gay hysteria in the hope that no one will notice willy’s spectacular ethics own goal is a no hoper

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    Arthur Haynes Comedian says:

    The effort they went to to deny rumours adds a lot of credibility to the case. Good ‘outing’ Mr Hague. One of the best.

    Dermott tells me he has seen Hague in a London hotel suite with a certain ‘ginger’. Go to it Willy!

    AH (C)

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    Carrie Fisher says:

    There’s a putrid stench of homophobia about this blog. Who writes it?

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      Batty Hattie Hamanescu says:

      There may be a stench, but it is coming from corruption and hypocrisy. If Billy Hague truns out to have two dance cards I really could not care less. However, if I am funding his jollies to the tune of £30,000, then yes, I do care. Thanks to the EUSSR he is irrelevant anyway.

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    Thunder-box says:

    Sorry, Guido – but ‘Newsbiscuit’ has just trumped your ace – with a piece denying that Hague is a ‘Lib-Dem’.

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    chris says:

    Cant wait for Sunday!!

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    Hague's Catamite says:

    Any more news or revelations?

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Following the revelations about Brooks Newmark’s paisley pyjamas, Hugo Rifkind wonders in this week’s Speccie what other politicians wear in bed:

“Chuka Umunna will sleep in Calvin Klein briefs, all the better to catch a glimpse of himself in the mirror on his ceiling.”



cynic says:

Can anyone help me? I went on holiday a week ago and returned to find someone has pulled out the stake and Gordon Brown is back and acting as Prime Minister. What did I miss? Has there been a snap election?


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