Thursday, 2 September 2010

Confession: Male NUJ officials shared hotel room

In the wake of the media frenzy surrounding William Hague's press statement, journalist Francis Beckett blogs amusingly today I confess I shared a hotel room with a male colleague.
He writes: "William Hague's strange troubles reminded me of the misunderstanding that arose when, in the days we were both national officials of the NUJ, Jake Ecclestone and I told our Norwich hotel that we wished to share a room.
"The idea was to save the union money. There was no improper relationship between us. (Actually there was no relationship between us, proper or improper. We disliked each other, and still do.) The hotel was so sorry, it didn't have a twin-bedded room, but it could offer us rooms next door to each other. The receptionist leaned forward confidentially and said: "It's all right - there's an interconnecting door."

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