The blogger Guido Fawkes was primarily responsible for pushing the Hague story into the limelight, with his relentless posts about Hague's sleeping arrangements. Is he now trying to suggest something untoward about Alan Johnson, the Shadow Home Secretary currently deciding to pursue Andy Coulson's scalp? Johnson, notes Guido, wasn't quite so keen to make a big deal of the alleged 'phone tapping' scandal when he was Home Secretary. Says the scandal spreading blogger:
Many wondered why Johnson didn’t run for leader and perhaps now, without such a great need to keep News International’s tabloids away, we might read why exactly Alan Johnson was so keen to avoid confrontation with Coulson’s former employers while in office.