Why did he think that people seemed to believe that he was gay? He frowned and his forehead furrowed. People added two and two and got gay, he explained. “I think the answer is I’m a single guy. I think that’s the explanation for that conclusion.”
…He’s not gay, but he has had gay relationships. He wasn’t lying, but he wasn’t telling the truth… Over last weekend, Mr Hughes became aware that stories about his sex life were circulating on the internet.
UPDATE:Lembit Opik says, in this ill tempered interview, “We could ask, should a man who has had an affair be Prime Minister?” Whomever could he mean? They really are dirty in-fighters in the LibDems…
It will reap his firm (he is the chairman of Carlyle Europe) a £330 million return on an investment of £42 million.
Carlyle always rewards its people very well and this will reap him a seven-figure bung. Labour really doesn’t do these privatisations very well, it has excluded private investors from applying directly for shares. Not exactly popular capitalism, but an 800% return for foreign investors in three years. Is this the wealth redistribution Gordon Brown is always telling us about?
Hughes had for years denied that the LibDems were responsible for that campaign, then in the last few days he admitted responsibility and said, pathetically, that he had apologised to Peter Tatchell for using ‘an unacceptable form of language‘.
Last week he told the press that he was unlucky in love with the ladies, his spinners referred disingenuously to his “deep-felt Christianity” whilst at the same time gay barmen were hawking stories around the tabloids and Hughes was running up bills on Gay chat-lines. What is it with politicians that they are so contemptuous of the public that think they can lie blatantly to us and then expect to be trusted by us? Hughes is an ambitious, lying politician who has lied to everyone for twenty-two years, why should anyone trust him now? If he had been a Conservative, the apologists for him today would be rightly attacking him for hypocrisy and that 1983 campaign. Now what do they say? They blame The Sun…
Mental cruelty is a terrible thing (but sometimes fun) and it’s a shame Gorgeous is going to be voted out of his CCTV’d prison tonight. A Guido co-conspirator emails to tell that it seems the phone number to evict Galloway has been barred from parliamentary office phones. Must have been costing too much.
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Lord Tebbit has his say on ‘aggressive homosexuals’:
“Why shouldn’t a mother marry her daughter? Why shouldn’t two elderly sisters living together marry each other? I quite fancy my brother!”