The Invisible Man - William Hague

I nearly did a story on this two days ago but binned it because I had doubts about whether it was a story at all. Well, it seems it is. William Hague our Foreign Secretary is conspicuous by his absence. Daniel Korski, writing in the Speccie, begins his piece with:

William Hague has been visiting Australia in the last couple of days, alongside half of the National Security Council. But you would not know it. Except for a few comments in the blogosphere, there has been little write-up of the visit in the newspapers. 

Korski thinks it has something to do with our lack of interest in world events, but as we know, MSM journalists are spoon fed. There is a news "grid" that Number Ten creates, which determines what the stories are going to be. Like good little boys and girls, the lobby accepts the hand out and gets out the scissors and paste. Hague's visit is just another example of Hague himself being kept out of the media spotlight.

I while back I predicted that he would fade away and finally resign. I wrongly guessed January, but the strategy with a man who has attracted all the wrong attention seems to be a clever one; just don't talk about him. The message has clearly gone out to all those sympathetic to the Government and of course all the gay editors and bloggers who spiked the Chris Myers story before it became apparent that Myers was the second young, under qualified gay man appointed by Hague, to share an expenses paid hotel room with him. The message is, keep Hague under wraps for a bit longer in order for the gay story to die down.
Why is this important? It is important because it tells us something about the way the media is far too close to the government and far too malleable. It tells us that being gay, secretly or not, affords you a certain amount of expected protection from public scrutiny and a lot more toleration of hypocrisy. It also tells us that despite the liberal narrative that loves to tell us that it is ok to be gay, the government has also decided that it is better to be invisible. The only difference here is that had Hague been sharing his bijou boutique bedrooms with women of Myers' age, and with a similar lack of experience and qualifications, the press would be all over him. It is interesting to note that Kelvin MacKenzie commented: If it turns out Christopher Myers is gay it could be a real problem for Mr Hague.

This is just another example of the supine media going along with the politically correct narrative. I am all for Hague having a private life and I do not give a stuff if he is gay. What is sinister is the establishment conspiracy to "protect" him. It began with the resignation of Mr Myers on the fairly unconvincing premise that he did not want to be in the media spotlight. My guess is that it was Hague who did not want to be in the media spotlight and Myers was sacrificed in order to kill further speculation. My guess is that the MSM has had a clear message from Andy Coulson not to do Hague stories. My next guess is that since the only people who publicly cried outrage about the story originally were, Andrew Pierce, Iain Dale and Alan Duncan, the story has some truth in it. My guess is that as soon as it became known that Myers was gay, the MSM spiked the story.

I think that the private lives of people should be private, but in this case there was a possible conflict between the requirements of high public office and the use of that public office for the personal advancement of favoured individuals without due process. (Questions about Myers' meteoric rise from campaign driver to SpAd were never answered, and in particular his entry into a civil service post and his lack of qualifications and experience. Likewise, the other individual who fell into favour with Hague). The press simply killed it stone dead. It is incomprehensible that they should pursue a story and drop it just as the crucial evidence was about to be made public unless as Kelvin MacKenzie suggested, it was about to become a problem.

If anyone out there knows more than I do, please get in touch, particularly if you know for sure that this story has any currency.

UPDATE: The writing appears to be on the wall

UPDATE 2: This post has aroused interest from The House of Commons, no less. And yes, I know who you are. Perhaps you might like to enlighten me on the chances of Hague lasting more than a couple of months longer?


Jim Baxter said...

Supine is such a woody word.

It's the lobby system that's behind the disgrace. Report this and we'll hand you some favours - tea at No 10, access to minsisters - bit like Mr Hague's friends come to think of it. Cross us and you'll never work in this town again. You're editor won't publish it anyway - he has his gong to consider, his dinner at Chequers, etc.

It's patronage or exclusion. That's how our free press works.


Has William Hague been seen in Oxford Stret, Sydney, though Newtown is perhaps more discreet.
And when he visits New Zealand, will William Hague be calling at Family Bar in K Rd, Auckland, or dining at SPQR in nearby Ponsonby?

Foxy Brown said...

A few weeks back, in his News of the World column, Fraser Nelson, predicted that in 2011 Hague would step down from the position of Foreign Secretary. (May I point out, I picked up a discarded copy in a pub - I didn't actually purchase it!).

Hague sounded like a neutered bull mastiff when being interviewed by Sarah Montague on yesterday's edition of the Today Programme. The episode was obviously an ordeal for him, and I had the feeling that he had lost the testosterone that powers politicians.

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Thank you Foxy. NOTW online is behind a paywall and I don't subscribe. Fraser is a reliable cove so I guess he may be on to something.

Interesting that you say Hague was a bit quiet on Today, hardly his usual form. I shall listen to it.

Wrinkled Weasel said...

I did listen to it. Hague sounded tired, washed out and frankly disinterested. He did not sound like the major international statesmen one would expect in a Foreign Secretary.

Given that "Today" is a fairly safe environment for him, he was singularly unforthcoming, but in an unforthcoming way, not in a mirror flicking, cards to the chest way.

He certainly sounds like somebody who is on the way out.

call me ishmael said...

MediaMinster, we call it, in Ishmaelia. If there was any doubt, not that there should have been, then Rupert the Foul installing that idiot shitbag, Coulson, in Number Ten as part of the Support Deal shouild have swept it away. They're all shiteating cocksuckers - Toilets Maguire, Kneepads White, Polly Mascara. Paxman; the BBC's grunting, transsexual hunchback, Kuuuuuursty Wark, filth, all of them, embedded up Power's arsehole. Only one remedy for the greatest free press in the wordl, Up against the wall, motherfuckers

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Ish, you don't do deference do you?

call me ishmael said...

Not towards the authors of Ruin, mr ww, certainly not.

Span Ows said...

Trouble is Hague has been invisible for months, even before the SpAd/bedroom/hotel story.

And I guess the visit from HoC is routine when certain names crop up. I've had several visits over the years.

Word Verification: moses

Clearly a basket case :-)

Foxy Brown said...

It's a great pity because Hague is a man of conviction. Unfortunately he won't be remembered for his formidable intellect or his biting Yorkshire wit, but for wearing that baseball cap at the Notting Hill Carnival, and his claim that he could sink 14 pints in a day.