A price worth paying?

James Gray (North Wiltshire, Con)

“To ask the Leader of the House whether the cost of poppy wreaths laid by hon. Members on Remembrance Sunday is an allowable expense against the incidental expenses provision.

Hansard

You know I just can not bring myself to comment.

Kilroy-Silk meeting English Democrats

EXCLUSIVE – YOU READ IT HERE FIRST – CREDIT GUIDO FAWKES

According to a source Kilroy-Silk is meeting the English Democrats to discuss possibilities post-UKIP. He may yet lead a political party…


Millwall Blues

At the recent Liverpool – Millwall football match that was marred by violence, police suggested the scousers were provoked. The witty East Londoners sang, to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down, a chorus of: “Boris Johnson is our friend, is our friend, is our friend/Boris Johnson is our friend/He hates scousers!”

Bedblocker Baldry

When Tony Baldry was described in the Torygraph as a “bedblocker”, he took offence, and went to the Press Complaints Commission. An MP for 20 years and a barrister by profession he has an awful lot of business interests and directorships; Chairman XiMed PLC, Transense Technologies PLC, Angel Gate Limited, Red Eagle Resources PLC; Biometrics Security Quantum Inc., Multi Media Television plc, Psi X pda Ltd, Diamond Film Partnership, Medpharma PLC, Mastermailer Group Limited, and 3DM PLC. One wonders how he finds the time to serve his shareholders as well as his voters, even his research assistant works for the Lighting Industry Federation.

So how could the Torygraph describe him as a bedblocker? We all know that Michael Howard is encouraging old bedblockers with extensive non-parliamentary interests to move on in the interests of the party – like Michael Portillo giving way for that young thrusting whipper-snapper Malcom Rifkind.

On Wednesday, the PCC dismissed Baldry’s complaint.

Look at the right tit…



… and Rebecca Loos standing next to him.

Claire Curtis-Thomas Polidex price jumps

Polidex - Play the online trading game of UK Members of Parliament.

Up 23% today from £1.34, obviously any news is good news in the world of Polidex… Boris Johnson skyrocketed after he pointed out the failings of scousers.

Big Brother Blunkett to silence Westminster Loony

No not me, Brian Haw the guy on Parliament Green with his collection of bonkers anti-war posters that is an untidy and messy part of our democracy. Guido always takes special care to greet him with a friendly “fuck off you loony” as he passes.

The 55-year-old peace protester is about to become Britain’s most wanted man, the first target of new legislation. Blunkett is to outlaw “permanent encampments” outside Parliament as well as the use of megaphones. The measure will be included in legislation establishing the Serious Organised Crime Agency, the FBI-style body that ministers allege is needed to fight gangsters, the specific law against Mr Haw’s activities is a desperate last resort. Westminster Council was the first to try to evict him, but its injunction was thrown out by a judge who ruled that the peace protester was not an obstruction. The Speaker and the Commons Procedure Committee also admit that Mr Haw’s rights to protest could not be over-ridden by medieval statutes guaranteeing MPs safe passage in the streets of Westminster.

Sir George Young MP has ranted that terrorists could hide behind the peace protester’s banners and “pick us off as we arrive at or leave the House”. (What a sensible thought, the terrorists could camouflage themselves as a poster, the 50 or so security cameras and idle policemen would never spot them.) No other democracy would allow “this shanty town” in the middle of the its capital he said.

Mr Haw rightly says “It’s my right to be here. It is my life to be here … all the lords and ladies opposite bleating away as if I had found a loophole in the law that entitles me to be here. Yes. It is called the Human Rights Act.” I detest Brian Haw, his messy protest and everything he stands for, but I think he has every right to protest. What is the point of fighting a war on terror if it costs us our freedoms?

MPs to end ‘Strangers’ appellation

MPs are to end use of the term Strangers – the centuries-old House of Commons name for members of the public. The House’s modernisation committee feels it is outdated and unfriendly. MPs are expected to agree today to a recommendation that Strangers be referred to instead as ‘a member of the public’.[…]

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Caption Competition


What is the ‘Big Conversation’ that Blair is having with Andrew Dismore, London’s most expensive MP? Suggestions in the comments section please…
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Polidex – SCANDAL!!!

Ripefig – has a stonking £14,928.35 and it seems to rise by about 30% per day – how you ask? Well somebody bought a shed load of Virginia Bottomley and she jumped 50%. You would of thought that now Ripefig has got a real job, if you can call public affairs real, he wouldn’t have time to day-trade MPs.[…]

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How to start your day with a positive attitude.

1. Create a “new folder” on your computer.

2. Name it “Tony Blair”.

3. Send it to the trash.

4. Empty the trash.

5. Your computer will ask you: “Do you really want to get rid of

“Tony Blair”?

6. Answer calmly, “Yes”, and press the mouse button firmly.[…]

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5th November Strike in my Honour

I am, of course, supporting the civil servants one-day strike on the fifth of November. The 260,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services union were polled following government plans to cut over 100,000 jobs. Job cuts which I predict will not happen under Gordon Brown, the whole thing was a ruse to blunt the Tory charge that Brown is a tax and spend socialist.[…]

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Mr & Mrs Keen on Expenses

Married MPs Alan and Ann Keen both claim £17,669 each in expenses for housing – despite living just 9 miles from Westminster. The Labour pair each put in an invoice for for the flat they share in London’s fasionable Covent Garden.[…]

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Stampede for Archie Norman’s Safe Seat

Tory MP wannabes are almost wetting themselves in excitement now that Archie Norman is quitting Tunbridge Wells, the 20th safest Tory seat, with its 9,730 majority. Archie is leaving to spend more time with his money.

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Turncoat turns off

Alan Howarth, the first sitting Conservative MP to cross the floor of the House of Commons to Labour, has announced he will not stand for re-election. As is traditional the Newport East MP said he wants to have more time “for family and home” and that he had reached the decision to leave politics with “mixed feelings” but said it was better to “bow out earlier rather than later.”

Mr Howarth was first elected as the Conservative MP for Stratford in 1983 but crossed the floor to Labour in 1995 due to Tory “indifference to the plight of the poor and neglect of public services.” He was elected Labour MP for Newport East in 1997 and served as Minister for Employment & Disabled People as well as Minister for the Arts.

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