Well the truth had to get out in the end. Britain’s foreign secretary, William Hague, really does hang out with gay men. Just look at this photograph, he is not only shamelessly smiling but he is actually holding hands with this gay guy who is called, believe it or not, Guido.
What is modern politics coming to, I ask, when senior figures in government can encourage this sort of thing by posing for gay-related photographs?
Oh, sorry about that folks, I didn’t realize that this Guido chap is, in fact, Guido Westerwelle, the German foreign secretary who was in London on official political business and was giving a joint press conference with Mr Hague on the day that our foreign secretary announced that he was not gay. Apparently Herr Westerwelle’s sexuality isn’t an issue in Germany. To prove that he is not gay, Mr Hague listed the sad and intensely personal details of all his wife’s miscarriages. He was denying rumours, spread oddly enough by another guy called Guido, that he has had a gay affair with his handsome young political assistant Chris Myers, who has just resigned saying that he too is not gay.
No it seems that Mr Hague is straight and upset by the rumours that have been circulated, unsurprizingly, by a right wing political blogger who specialises in casting slurs at anyone to the political left of Genghis Khan.
Mr Hague does not want to be accused of adultery with Mr Myers because he is happily married to his wife Ffion but it would have done him no harm to make homosexuality sound like less of a sin.
No, William Hague is guilty of something much more heinous than homosexuality……
…..he allowed himself to be photographed wearing very silly clothes. What was Chris Myers advising, I wonder: “William, are you sure about the cap? You might look cooler in something a bit more, er, conservative.”
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Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love
Ward Wood Publishing
October 30, 2013
Genius Floored: Uncurtained Window
Soaring Penguin Press
June 15, 2013
Genius Floored: Whispers in Smoke
Soaring Penguin Press
June 6, 2014
Poetry and short story anthology
A Kind Of A Hurricane Press
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Three pages of poetry in the American South’s unique, free, international literature and arts magazine.
The Fib Review
My Fibonacci poetry has appeared in this journal from 2009 until the present
Shot Glass Journal
Muse Pie Press
My poetry has appeared in various issues of this short form poetry journal
Every Day Poets Magazine
Every Day Poets
I have various poems of the day published in this 365 days a year poetry magazine.
In The Night Count The Stars
March 1, 2014
An “uncommon anthology” of images, fragments, stories and poetry.