The Spectators Coffee House has a brave statement from William Hague following a series of rumours about his marriage and his private life. In the course of this he has had to disclose that his wife Ffion has suffered numerous miscarriages.
It seems that because Hague had the temerity to wear a cap and a T-shirt and sunglasses in August then in the world of Paul Staines,aka Guido Fawkes, this makes him gay and because he and a male assistant whilst on tour chose to mimic Morecambe and Wise he must also be cheating on his wife.
I find it staggering that in this day and age there can be such snide unprincipled public sniggering and groundless rumourmongering. Indeed it leaves one speechless. Almost.
Staines made something of a name for himself by uncovering the plans by Damien McBride (a man too closely associated with Brown and Balls for subsequent comfort) to smear leading Tories. Ironic really because it’s now increasingly clear that Staines and McBride were made for each other. Perhaps they should go in for a trial civil partnership.
But no matter how nasty a personality one thinks Mr Staines is, hiding behind his mask of ‘libertarian’ – there really is something far worse he has done …
He has demonstrated in the last few days all that is reprehensible about blogging.
“Power without responsibility — the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.”