Well, knock me down with a Christmas pudding! William Hague has chosen what is virtually Christmas Eve to tell elderly, Tory and EU-wary readers of the Daily Telegraph that he plans to vote for Britain to stay in the European Union when the great day comes. Many will be baffled, then quite cross.
A Foreign Office mandarin urged a cleaning firm to discipline staff who had complained to the foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, about their pay, a newly released document shows.
The former foreign secretary William Hague has said that the UK should not rule out having some of its own forces on the ground in Syria and Iraq if it is to defeat Isis.
William Hague, the former foreign secretary, is to take over as chairman of London’s military thinktank, the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), in September.
William Hague, the outgoing leader of the house, suffered a humiliating rebuff on his final day in the Commons when a Tory backbench rebellion saw off an attempt, engineered by Hague and the chief whip, Michael Gove, to start the ousting of the Speaker, John Bercow.
William Hague has tabled a change to parliamentary procedures to make it easier for Tory opponents of the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, to unseat him after the election.
Farcical debate and party politics has blocked the potential for an extremely important development of the role of MPs
Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has dismissed William Hague’s plans for English laws for English people, and committed to vote on English-only issues at “each and every opportunity” when Scotland’s interests are affected.
‘And the finalists are ... George Osborne, Theresa May, William Hague, Nicky Morgan and Sajid Javid.” Jeremy Hunt either hadn’t made the cut for this particular edition of Fifteen to One, with which the Conservatives had chosen to start their new year election campaign, or had got stuck in A&E. Such a shame the health secretary couldn’t make it as the NHS has been such a success story for the Tories recently.
William Hague, the leader of the Commons, has said it is time for the house to make decisions in the coming months that will give only English and Welsh MPs the power to decide on laws that affect their two countries.
Leeds United are currently in second place in the Championship, but Middlesbrough midfielder Jonny Howson thinks they are the best team.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has helped Jurgen Klopp's side maintain a much better defensive record than Manchester City this season.
Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United side picked up a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium last night.
Premier League leaders Liverpool are unlikely to find a place for returning Besiktas loanee Loris Karius at Anfield.
Leeds United are five points clear of third-placed Fulham in the race for the automatic places.
Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa could not contain his delight at beating Middlesbrough.
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal might need a new creative kingpin - could Red Bull Salzburg's Dominik Szoboszlai be the next hero of the Emirates?
Ryan Kent was reunited with the Rangers manager Steven Gerrard at Ibrox 18 months ago.
Liverpool beat West Ham United 3-2 on Monday night.
Rangers beat Braga 1-0 in the Europa League on Wednesday.
Is there a conspiracy to unsettle Mark Carney? The governor of the Bank of England sometimes sounds as if he thinks there is.
The former foreign secretary, William Hague, has been accused of attempting to undermine Bank of England governor Mark Carney after he warned that central bankers could lose their independence if they ignore public anger over low interest rates.
Boris Johnson will have to share Chevening, the grace-and-favour home traditionally used by the foreign secretary, with Liam Fox and David Davis – the two other cabinet ministers in charge of implementing Brexit.