13 Facts About William Hague

1. The William Hague-based court dropped the charges facing Ruto and radio journalist.

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2. In 2015 William Hague purchased a £2.5 million country house, Cyfronydd Hall, in Powys, Wales.

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3. In August 2012, William Hague declared that Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks organisation founder, would not be granted political asylum by the United Kingdom.

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4. In February 2012, William Hague warned in a BBC interview about Iran's "increasing willingness to contemplate" terrorism around the world.

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5. In September 2011, William Hague said that the Euro is "a burning building with no exits" for some of the countries which adopted the currency.

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6. In June 2011, William Hague said that Britain helped initiate "distasteful" peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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7. In June 2011, William Hague dismissed Tony Blair's vision for an elected-head of the European Union by insisting that member states have more pressing priorities than further "constitutional tinkering".

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8. On 20 November 2012, William Hague recognised the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as the "sole legitimate representative" of the Syrian people, and a credible alternative to the current Syrian Government.

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9. On 1 April 2012, William Hague met 74 other nations at a Friends of Syria Group conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

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10. In March 2012, William Hague ordered the evacuation of all British diplomats from Syria and closed the UK embassy in Damascus because of mounting security threats.

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11. On 24 February 2012, William Hague recognised the Syrian National Council as a "legitimate representative" of the country.

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12. In August 2010, William Hague set out a values-based foreign policy, stating that: "We cannot have a foreign policy without a conscience.

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13. At the age of 36, William Hague was tasked with rebuilding the Conservative Party by attempting to build a more modern image.

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