I was quite taken aback by this statement from William Hague in response to speculation about the state of his marriage. All I can say is if this doesn't kill the stories stone dead nothing will. It's a powerful and moving but succinct statement that he should never have had to make. You can't help but wonder how the journalists who tittle tattled over his private life felt when they read that.
Not how they reacted in front of their colleagues, but how they really felt inside.
The statement ends with the words "I will not be making any further comment on these matters". Once those journalists have apologised I think they should follow suit!
Politics Live - readers' edition - Friday 21 July
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