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Openly gay minister Alan Duncan tells media to “back off” covering William Hague gay rumours

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  1. OMAR KUDDUS GayasylumUK 4 Sep 2010, 3:06pm

    The question of his role as a forign minister has never been doubted, but shorely “common sence” would have dictated that they have seperate rooms , in case such “alligations” were ever made.
    Ok his Aid resigned and he is marrage may have had its problems.
    But let us not forget, as a senior ministor, his budget Does extend to seperate rooms and governmental Ministers “do not” “share” rooms with their “drivers/Aids”

    Nor should one forget Mr Hagues recors on LGBT Rights which include:
    Voted against gay couples adopting
    Voted to keep Section 28
    Voted against lesbians being allowed to access IVF treatment
    Was absent from the vote on Civil partnerships
    Was absent on the vote about the equal age of consent.

    Double standards?
    Naturally the LGBT community and the rest of the world is questioning his judgment and also the “alligations”.
    the “rumours of a gay affair with a 25-year-old aide. He”may in his opinion, ” described the way the foreign secretary’s personal life has been covered as “contemptible”.
    But that does not mean that every one else has to agree or ask questions.
    That is what Freedom of speach / opinion via the Human Rights Act is all about.

  2. de Villiers 4 Sep 2010, 3:26pm

    > That is what Freedom of speach / opinion via the Human Rights Act is all about.

    I’m sorry – what is freedom of speech and/or opinion via the HRA all about?

  3. Alan Duncan is a total slimeball. He’s the last person you’d want supporting you.

  4. OMAR KUDDUS GayasylumUK 4 Sep 2010, 3:41pm

    Human Rights Act

    The Human Rights Act 1998 gives further legal effect in the UK to the fundamental rights and freedoms contained in the European Convention on Human Rights. These rights not only impact matters of life and death, they also affect the rights you have in your everyday life: what you can say and do, your beliefs, your right to a fair trial and other similar basic entitlements.

    Most rights have limits to ensure that they do not unfairly damage other people’s rights. However, certain rights – such as the right not to be tortured – can never be limited by a court or anybody else.

    You have the responsibility to respect other people’s rights, and they must respect yours.

    Your human rights include:

    * the right to life
    * freedom from torture and degrading treatment
    * the right to liberty
    * freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and freedom to express your beliefs
    * freedom of expression
    * the right not to be discriminated against in respect of these rights and freedoms

  5. M. T. Bag 4 Sep 2010, 3:41pm

    I have to admit I am Soooo bored of all this now. It’s nothing but media bullying. So with the media 2 people cannot share a room without it being ‘improper’? He may be gay me may not be gay. If he isn’t then fine, some people like to be more alone and some like the company of others, even without sex. Millionaire or not big deal.

    All I say is if he is lying and is found out, thats his career finished!

  6. Telling us Ffion insides are all wrong doesn’t prove he is not gay. If only life were that simple. I rather think his implacable attitude to repeal of Section 28 has come home to roost, that and his vile Lord Madelson of Rio jibe. Live by the sword die by the sword.

  7. dave wainwright 4 Sep 2010, 3:55pm

    Some of us find Alan Duncan and Little Willie Hague “contemptible”

  8. Lets make a deal Alan Duncan

    Tell Hague to “back off” the homophobia and then tell others to “back off” Hague.

  9. Section 28

    With what we know now about Crispin Blunt, it’s interesting to recall his support for legislation which referred to “homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.” Hague also supported that wording, of course.

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  11. OMAR KUDDUS GayasylumUK 4 Sep 2010, 5:15pm

    To 10, read and understood.
    Sorry if i replyed to the wrong person.

  12. They may have been overcome with lust, thrown caution to the wind, pushed two beds together, and the rest is history. I suspect Ffion’s ovaries may have packed in altogether now.

  13. Alan Duncan has “danced” with Tory homophobes for years. His pleas are to be ignored despite the fact that he is out. He’s only concerned for the state of his party and for helping to preserve Hague’s role as Foreign Secretary.

    However, we readers don’t have to take note of what he says. He’s trying to convince the papers, not us. And hopefully the papers won’t leave this alone until the truth has been ferreted out.

  14. Jess Conrad 4 Sep 2010, 6:18pm

    Can Alan Duncan explain how a good looking, twenty five year old Man Can Become An Advisor to A Forty Nine Years Old Forign Secretary?

  15. Back off – absolutely yes if he is straight…there is no story and the rest of the stories about pr etc are just nonsense…

    If he is gay then he needs to explain why it’s so important, apart from protecting a sham marriage, to deny so persistently and so often that you are gay in this day and age. Why as a gay mp would you vote in a bad way on any LGBT issues. Why having a sham marriage between a man and womam and trying to get babies is more important than giving marriages to same sex couples and more importantly what he is going to do about furthering LGBT rights in the UK and abroad in the future…

    Personally I’m sick of closet mps… what an absolute waste of space they are…

  16. If the allegations are completely untrue as Hague and Myers claim, why don’t they just sue Guido Fawkes? The latter states two national Sunday papers have the evidence but, despite journalists putting considerable resources into the story, their editors are reluctant to pursue it. Surely two completely innocent, full blooded, heterosexual men would say, well then bring it on. What would they have to fear?

  17. Alan Duncan’ performance was pretty abysmal on this show. He not only made no acknowledgement of the huge back-story of Hague’s legislative homophobia, he offered no challenge to the thinly veiled homophobia from other participants. Quentin Letts said that Morecambe and Wise shared a bed without anyone thinking there was ‘something wrong’ with them; a woman in the audience huffed that you shouldn’t assume that two people of the same sex sharing one room were gay (why not? why is that more inadmissible than thinking they couldn’t afford two? Because gay = ‘shameful’).
    Duncan is an apologist for a lot of homophobes in his party, and an unreconstructed right-winger, gay or not. He has been heard to complain of homophobic treatment in his party before now. Methinks he won’t seriously challenge it if it’s not in his personal interest.

  18. I sincerely hope the media doesn’t decide to do a “straight smear” on Alan Duncan now.

  19. Apparently, rumours about his homosexuality have been circulating since his days at Oxford long before he met his wife and his interminable stories about her womb. Also, although he has denied having gay affair(s) it should be remembered he hailed Jeffrey Archer as a man of “probity and integrity” shortly before he was jailed for perjury. I think he should now follow John Redwood’s example; plenty of exercise, cold baths every morning, and a good dose of salts at night.

  20. M. T. Balls 5 Sep 2010, 7:55am

    Sorry to change the topic but I have to say “Go Girls” to the British Womens Rugby team in the Rugby World Cup final!!

  21. Omar Kuddus…..spend a little time learning how to spell before you post unintelligeable gibberish.
    Hague is to be condemmed for his cowardice and his attitude to gay people over the years if it turns out he really is gay.

  22. Why hasn’t there been so much uproar over the confirmation this week that David Cameron is definitely “straight” and seemed to prove it when he showed off his wife and newborn baby.
    Also it’s strange that Duncan made no attempt to shore up Hagues position….I wonder what HE knows?

  23. OMAR KUDDUS GayasylumUK 5 Sep 2010, 1:41pm

    “unintelligeable gibberish”.?
    Spelling, is not the question, as i dont spellcheck my comments, as unlike some i have other things to do with my time too, like saving lives and multi task constantly !

  24. OMAR KUDDUS GayasylumUK 5 Sep 2010, 2:11pm

    George, just for you, as apparently you seem to have difficulty in what i am saying or my staement (unlike the rest of the world):
    The question of his role as a foreign minister has never been doubted, but surely “common sense” would have dictated that they have separate rooms , in case such “allegations” were ever made.
    OK his Aid resigned and he is marriage may have had its problems.
    But let us not forget, as a senior minister, his budget Does extend to separate rooms and governmental Ministers “do not” “share” rooms with their “drivers/Aids”

    Nor should one forget Mr Hague’s record on LGBT Rights which include:
    Voted against gay couples adopting
    Voted to keep Section 28
    Voted against lesbians being allowed to access IVF treatment
    Was absent from the vote on Civil partnerships
    Was absent on the vote about the equal age of consent.

    Double standards?
    Naturally the LGBT community and the rest of the world is questioning his judgement and also the “allegations”.
    the “rumours of a gay affair with a 25-year-old aide. He”may in his opinion, ” described the way the foreign secretary’s personal life has been covered as “contemptible”.
    But that does not mean that every one else has to agree or ask questions.
    That is what Freedom of speech / opinion via the Human Rights Act is all about.

  25. Again, I think the most telling aspect of this whole thing was the way Mr Hague chose to use his wife’s miscarraiges as a kind of shield. Oh look gang she’s had miscarriages, we’ve been going at it, I must be straight!

    Pretty shamefully really. He should have just stated there were nothing to the rumours and no case to answer. He himself has helped turn it into a circus.

  26. Mr Hague’ voting record on LGBT matters is “contemptable”.

    He is accused of employing a lover at the expense of the state/having a relationship with a govt employee (whichever came first). And he is accused of cheating on his wife. His sexual orientation is only relevant in the context of his voting record.

    Shared hotel rooms, bare-chested wrestling with Sebastian Coe, a marriage relatively late, twisted denials. Go figure. One thing’s for sure: the totty or yhe career end here.

  27. Simon Murphy 5 Sep 2010, 11:57pm

    Little Willie Hague has reacted appallingly to this story.

    If he’d had the common sense to just shrug and ignore the internet allegations about his alleged gay affair with his underqualified, 25 year old aide (which were as a result of his sharing a bedroom with said aide, even though the rest of his staff were accommodated elsewhere), then the story would have blown over.

    Instead his grotesque decision to drag his wife’s reproductive health, along with his claims that to be called gay is ‘malicious’ or ‘contemptible’, makes it even more newsworthy.

    I wonder if Alan Duncan regards William Hague’s voting record on gay issues, as contemptible as he regards Hague’s treatment by the press?

  28. Simon Murphy 6 Sep 2010, 12:17am

    The Telegraph reported today that Willie Hague took Christopher Myers on a publicly funded trip to Afghanistan earlier this year, before Myers was even on his payroll.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/william-hague/7982645/William-Hague-took-former-aide-Christopher-Myers-on-Afghanistan-trip.html

    Hague should be sacked for wasting taxpayers money.

  29. Does “back off” translate as “it’s true”? I think so.

  30. Actually on reading the statement, it looked as if Hague was more concerned to prove that he wasn’t cheating on his wife than to prove that he’s not gay.

    If he was trying to prove that he’s not gay, then the statement was clearly misguided and wrong, but I didn’t read it that way, to be honest.

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