Hughes a pretty boy?

Much has been written of the self-confessed revelations of Simon Hughes (Liberal Democrat president and leadership candidate), who has admitted having ‘homosexual relationships’ in the past. Should this affect his chances of becoming Lib Dem leader? Will this damage his political career?

Of course not. He’s as unelectable now as he was when we all thought he was straight (or, to be precise, did not know that he was gay). He’s a tiresome windbag with fuzzy policies; the fact that he’s been with other men is utterly irrelevant.

I don’t know. Alcoholics, rent-boy frequenters, people trapped in closets. What next for the Lib Dems?


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4 comments on “Hughes a pretty boy?
  1. Anonymous says:

    George Galloway joining them..?

  2. Devil's Advocate says:

    Aside from the fact that I don’t care for Hughes’s sexuality or indeed, for his politics, it nauseates me somewhat to find that The Sun had got hold of his mobile phone bill, and forced him into giving an “exclusive” interview – peppered with cruel and outdated jibes about him being gay.

    He should have been more honest(it’s sad that he wasn’t in the first place), but he has a right to privacy. Rummaging through his dustbins as a reporter was seen to be doing last week, is to my mind, a gross infringement of it.

  3. Citizen Sane says:

    Agreed. He should not have considered it an issue in the first place. I was not aware of how the story ‘broke’ until today. That really is gutter journalism of the lowest kind.

  4. pedro says:

    I think they should give the top job to the afore mentioned ‘rent boy’. He obviously knows all the ‘ins and outs’ of their party.

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