Front page of today's Western Mail. Major scoop by Tomos Livingstone. Big headlines screaming out "Hague wrong to lift lid on his private life". "B******" thought I. What influential personage has stepped into this debate now. A foreign leader perhaps - Obama or Sarcozy or Merkle or Van Rumpy? A leading British politician perhaps - cabinet member or royal family or former party leader? No it was no other than Mrs Sally Bercow, wife of the Speaker, and wannabe Labour politician. Wow.
Now I daresay Tomos was under pressure to come up with something to give the story 'legs' for another day. But surly he could have come up with something better than this. Mrs Jones from Merthyr perhaps, or Mrs Williams from Bala or Mrs Griffiths from Llandudno. They would all carry more significance. It was a front page article of less significance than anything I've seen for a long time. Irrelevant desperation is what comes to mind.
UPDATE - and I see that the Telgraph has done the same thing. Perhaps its only me who thinks this is utterly pathetic.