The prime minister [David Cameron] and I, when we were in opposition, both strongly disagreed with that position by Scottish ministersBritain admits freeing Lockerbie bomber was a mistake Jul 27, 2011
We will not agree to it now and we will not agree to it in the futureBritish against EU military headquarters Jul 19, 2011
The message to the Iranian government from the U.K. and its partners is clearU.S., U.K. and Canada sanction Iran Jul 08, 2011
We continue to urge both countries to display the necessary leadership and spirit of compromise to reach a negotiated settlement to all outstanding issues as soon as possible, so that their citizens may enjoy the peace, stability and prosperity they deserveTrouble lies ahead for South Sudan Jul 11, 2011
The tide is moving inexorably against (Libyan leader Moammar) GadhafiTide turning against Gadhafi Jul 15, 2011
William Jefferson Hague (born 26 March 1961) is the British Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State. He previously served as Leader of the Conservative Party from June 1997 to September 2001. In Parliament, he represents the constituency of Richmond (Yorks), having done so since 1989.
Educated at Ripon Grammar School, a selective grammar school, then the University of Oxford (graduating with First Class Honours in Philosophy Politics and Economics) and INSEAD, Hague was first elected to the House of Commons in a by-election in 1989. Hague rose through the ranks of John Major's government and entered the Cabinet in 1995 as the Secretary of State for Wales. Following the Conservatives' defeat in the 1997 general election, he was elected as leader of the Conservative Party. He resigned as party leader after the 2001 general election following a landslide defeat to the Labour Party. He was the first leader of the Conservatives not to have become Prime Minister since Austen Chamberlain in the early 1920s.
On the backbenches, Hague began a career as an author, writing biographies of William Pitt the Younger and William Wilberforce. He also held several directorships, and worked as a consultant and public speaker. After David Cameron was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 2005, Hague returned to front line politics as shadow foreign secretary. Later in 2010, upon Cameron becoming Prime Minister, Hague took on the roles of First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary.