So who WERE the two Tory ministers who had gay flings with Christopher Hitchens at Oxford?

Alpha minds in and around Westminster that normally grapple with issues such as the forthcoming election, the sinking pound and the war in Afghanistan, were turned this week towards a ticklish and wholly unexpected political mystery.

Which two ministers of Margaret Thatcher’s government had gay relations with the writer Christopher Hitchens while at Oxford?

Since Hitchens’s extraordinary claim emerged this week, the louche figure, now 60, who has been married twice, has fended off all requests for further information.

After all - even for a clever polemicist who takes his work very seriously - such a tantalising, if frivolous kiss-and-tell is bound to sell extra copies of his memoir Hitch-22 when it is published in the summer.

After all - even for a clever polemicist who takes his work very seriously - such a tantalising, if frivolous kiss-and-tell is bound to sell extra copies of his memoir Hitch-22 when it is published in the summer.

But those who knew ‘Hitch’ in his Balliol College years, between 1967 and 1970, when he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics while simultaneously running amok as a rabid Trotskyist (he got a third-class degree, incidentally), have little doubt his claims are true.
For although he has always enjoyed a reputation as a womaniser, at Oxford Hitchens was known to be bisexual.

According to one contemporary: 'He had a reputation for being AC/DC and, although a Trot, he was fancied by quite a few gay Tories and moved in those circles.'
One may wonder just why a young man who despised capitalism and all it stood for should have dallied with future Conservative ministers rather than future Left-wing leaders.

Whatever his reasons, Hitchens was very conscious of the fact that he was attractive to both men and women. As one close figure recalls: ‘He flirted with both, but with men he could be rather teasing. It wasn’t very nice.’

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Who cares?

Ever wondered why he hates the Catholic Church and its teachings? EVer wondered why he is an Athiest?

For some reason I still react in amazement when I hear or read of the history and/or backstory of some atheists who criticize and demean the Catholic Church. Either they were raised Catholic, as in the case of the Bill Mahers of the world, or they do not have the strength to live a lifestyle within the rules of the Catholic road, as it were.

The hatred has to come from someplace, and for some reason I still am always amazed when I find out its source.

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