Defend William Hague!

Submitted by martin on 3 September, 2010 - 1:12 Author: John O'Mahony

William Hague is a scummy Tory, Foreign Secretary in the anti-working-class Tory-Lib-Dem coalition. His sexuality has nothing to do with it.

He could be gay, straight, bi, celibate, or an avid life-long molester of pink Pomeranian poodles, and it would be nobody's business but his own and that of his partner, Ffion.

It is shameful that he may be driven out of politics by a mudstorm of allegations about his sexuality.

For enemies of the Tories and of the Tory-Lib-Dem coalition government to exult, and if goes to shout, "One down, 22 to go" would be to miss the point.

His going would make no fundamental difference to what the government is, or what it will try to do. The pollution of the political atmosphere by this anti-gay witch-hunt damages and demeans us all, Tories and anti-Tories alike.

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Submitted by mildlyinteresting on Tue, 21/09/2010 - 00:32

I agree that in part - a big part, there is a homophobic element to the recent stories about Hague.

However there is another element to this.

Hague, whilst leader, sacked Shuan Woodward over his opposition to section 28. He has routinely voted against gay rights.

Were there to be any truth in the allegations that he has himself had same sex relationships then it would demonstrate him as being a master of deception with a deep self loathing neither of which are good traits for an elected minister to have.

Besides that is the hypocrisy which would be laughable were it not for the untold damage that has been done by all the anti-gay laws of old, many still supported by the conservative party.

Add to that the fact (were the story true) that he were using our money to employ his lover, who is widely seen as vastly under-skilled for the job he was employed in. This point of course is irrelevant of the sex of his employee.

Oh and it would have a big effect on the government were he to leave.

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