Adviser quits, Hague reveals Ffion miscarriages

William Hague issues highly personal remarks . . .

William Hague's adviser Christopher Myers has chosen to resign from the government after bizarre internet allegations about the nature of his relationship with the Foreign Secretary.

Hague has issued a dramatic statement this afternoon saying that "untrue" rumours have led Myers to go, because of pressure on his family after it was claimed that he had shared a hotel room with Hague during the general election campaign.

But in a further twist this afternoon, Hague made some highly personal remarks in his statement, revealing that he and his wife, Ffion, have suffered "multiple miscarriages" trying to start a family.

Mrs Hague is standing by her husband.

The internet rumour is being seen as a legitimate news story by some outlets because of Hague's past conservative political positions on homosexuality, including Section 28. Hague also came to the defence of the high-flying Conservative candidate Philippa Stroud, an adviser to Iain Duncan Smith, who founded a church that claimed to "cure" gay people.

At first, Westminster was taken aback that Hague had apparently decided to "give legs" to the story by issuing a statement via the Foreign Office yesterday denying the rumours and today allowing his adviser to resign. But his statement is being met with sympathy this afternoon.

However, Westminster observers were asking tonight why Myers has resigned if the allegations are "untrue".

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The section on climate change has already disappeared from the White House website

As soon as Trump was president, the page on climate change started showing an error message.

Melting sea ice, sad photographs of polar bears, scientists' warnings on the Guardian homepage. . . these days, it's hard to avoid the question of climate change. This mole's anxiety levels are rising faster than the sea (and that, unfortunately, is saying something).

But there is one place you can go for a bit of respite: the White House website.

Now that Donald Trump is president of the United States, we can all scroll through the online home of the highest office in the land without any niggling worries about that troublesome old man-made existential threat. That's because the minute that Trump finished his inauguration speech, the White House website's page about climate change went offline.

Here's what the page looked like on January 1st:

And here's what it looks like now that Donald Trump is president:

The perfect summary of Trump's attitude to global warming.

Now, the only references to climate on the website is Trump's promise to repeal "burdensome regulations on our energy industry", such as, er. . . the Climate Action Plan.

This mole tries to avoid dramatics, but really: are we all doomed?

I'm a mole, innit.