William Hague

On the wall of William Hague's office in Smith Square hangs a large oil painting of some friendly-looking sheep. It's by Mackenzie Thorpe, a Yorkshire artist who found national fame in 1998 when the Hagues reproduced one of his canvases on their Christmas card. 'Everyone psychoanalysed the dark clouds in it,' Hague recalls with that weirdly hypnotic loud-quiet, long-short, flat-vowelled speech pattern of his. 'They said it meant I was depressed. But I think if you like something you have to stick Read more [...]