Now, I am no Conservative but I do have a lot of time for William Hague, the Foreign Secretary.
I think it is the fact that, on the surface at least, he is a straight-talking, no-nonsense Yorkshireman. He is clearly intelligent and an excellent debater. Unlike many of his political peers, he does not seem to shy away from answering questions and telling at he sees it.
More to the right than most in the “modern” Conservative Party, I am no fan of his politics, although I do feel he is well suited for the diplomatic and strategic role that comes with his present political role.
Now, you might question his judgment:
- For sharing a twin hotel room with another man
- For allowing the paparazzi to photograph him in that long-sleeved t-shirt and baseball cap
But, if that is enough to out him as gay and to tear down his career and marriage then we live in a very sad world indeed. Most blokes have shared a room with other blokes at some time. I know I have. And, most of the Midlands could be condemned for its lack of fashion sense. And, to then criticise him for “revealing” intimate secrets about his life – the miscarriages – is to take the biscuit. Let’s just assume for one moment that this smoke is without fire. Imagine if you were Ffion, his wife, this morning. With the press core and tabloids camped outside. If I was married to her I think I would also wish to send a strong “stay away from my wife” message too.
Of course, if there is any modicum of truth in the inference yet to surface then our beer-swilling Bill will have shot himself in the proverbial. I naturally have my doubts about anyone who went to Magdalen, but at least it wasn’t Cambridge. And, my mate Gutto Harri once claimed that Ffion had made a pass at him……But no, I still prefer to give him the benefit and respect his right to privacy.
I hope another seemingly good man does not disappoint……….
Guido Fawkes, shame on you! Go and do something worthwhile instead of wrecking careers and lives with your scheming, gossip and tittle-tattle.
- Hague adviser quits over rumours (bbc.co.uk)
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