May 16th, 2009

We Need a Name for this Scandal

Simon Hoggart makes a very good point this morning, the MPs expense scandal is un-named.  “Expense-gate” somehow isn’t right.  Guido likes “The Troughalypse”, though that isn’t self-descriptive.  Maybe “Snoutgate” Suggestions in the comments welcome…


631 Comments

  1. 1
    Dumbfucks says:

    First = Dumbfucksgate

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    • 62
      Popeye says:

      Sorry-its-all-been-a-terrible-mistakegate

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      • 196
        his lordship of hoggtrough says:

        Guido, surely only one thing for it…..

        The Re-moat Parliament

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      • 286
        Anonymous says:

        Bunch of thieving, self-regarding, self-pitying Hunts who should be strung up from the nearest lamp post ~ GATE

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      • 383
        Mark, Sidcup says:

        The Dry Rot Parliament.

        Got to be the best example of the excess: Tens of thousands of pounds, not in Westminster, not in her constituency and not her residence until a couple of days before the dry rot treatment.

        I’m sure all the lefties would like to refer to the moat surrounding an MP’s house in his constituency, but this one trumps it on cost, location and lack of permanence.

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      • 533
        Julian says:

        Flipgate?

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      • 581
        Dave says:

        WASTEMINSTER

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    • 104
      Anna R says:

      Profli-gate copyrighted on Anna R’s site a week ago……..

      Too late, Too late, Too late……..

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    • 121
      oldrightie says:

      TRUFFLEGATE

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    • 143
      Walter Mitty says:

      Exit Gate

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      • 202
        crown blog says:

        It’s the system’s fault -gate
        systemgate
        flippergate
        The end of Brown gate

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      • 589
        Goat says:

        But it is not going to be the end of Brown gate. That slimy fucker and his party have abolished shame and made snouting the trough a right, not a privelige. The weird fucker will only go if the Queen tells him to do one and that isn’t going to happen. So… We’re all fucked for another twelve months and like it or not there isn’t a fucking thing we can do about it except march on Westminster with flaming torches. Any takers? No I thought not.

        V for Vendetta. It’s not a film, it’s an instruction manual.

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      • 590
        Goat says:

        So lets call it Screwed Up The Back Gate For Another Twelve Months Gate.

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    • 211
      Droopy Drawers says:

      All-within-the-rules-gate?

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    • 376

      I’ve been going with the word TROUGHLIGATE and it even has it’s own bona fide definition!

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    • 472
      royston says:

      Armageddon rich seems appropriate- Royston

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    • 504

      I still think Troughalypse is best, but maybe someone else’s “The Re-Mote Parliament” just trumps it.

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    • 560
      Finnpog says:

      ‘Poli-Kristalnacht’

      After all there has been one window put in already – maybe more to come…

      The ‘Speaker’s Day Massacre’ is a possible – a nod to gangsters being sorted.

      The Ides of April’

      The ‘Night of the Wrong Claims’

      Failing that how about “Tony & Gordon’s Crowning Achievement”

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    • 570
      Bordeaux Binger says:

      Surely it all started as Speakersgate – Jimmy?

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    • 615
      Churchill's Cattleprod says:

      We only need one ‘gate’ to describe this treason – TraitorsGate

      Heads on spikes always worked the last time we had to get rid of a corrupt Speaker.

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    • 616
      going down the pan says:

      dirty stinking lowlife scumsucking thieving conning embezeling pondlife trousering trougher gate

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    • 617
      Tommy MacUppercase says:

      WASTEMINSTER LOOKS GOOD WITH HINDSIGHT

      WASTEMINCESTIR INQKLUDES THE HANDYCANDYMANDYDATE WITHOWT A DEMOCRATIQK MANDYD8*

      THIS IS FOR THE KLAOUWNS IN THE ROOSTING HAOUSE

      HERE IS YOUR THREE LINE E~WIP STARTER FOR 10

      *

      FAT BOY TEDDY,
      THE HAMPSTEAD HAM,
      ALSO KNOWN AS SIDCUP MAN

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    • 620
      going down the pan says:

      free baseball bat’s for all gate vist your mp’s surgery and make sure he fucking needs surgery when you leave gate

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    • 621
      going down the pan says:

      how about GALLOWSGATE we need a military coup gate

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      going down the pan says:

      NICK BROWN £18,800 on food he must have been paying for his homeless rentboys with bags of food

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  2. 2
    Rakes progress says:

    Firstgate?

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  3. 3
    Fuckersgate says:

    Second fuckersgate

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  4. 4
    mishari says:

    Aporkalypse Now.

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  5. 5
    RavingMad says:

    The Dishonourable Members Totally Unacceptable Caught With Their Snouts In The Trough The Bastards And Should Be Shot Or Hung Expenses Gate

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    • 115
      Anonymous says:

      The word is “hanged”

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    • 510

      If we had not gone “into Europe”, would all this expenses nonsense ever have got so bad?

      I think the WestMonster-bastards have “learned the wrong sort of lesson” from nasty continental Eurpoean autarkic politicians inside the EU, whose despising pose towards electorates, and whose cavalier but ferociously acquisitive attitude to what they see as the perquisites of power, may have infected our Enemy Class.

      The sooner we either_

      (1) Expel the EU from the UK, or
      (2) cause England to leave the UK, (the Scotch and Welsh will want to stay in or they will die of starvation freezing in the dark)

      the better. I think actually we might tell the scotch to go now, don’t you? They can take the Forth-Clyde-Fascist-Mafia with them while they are at it.

      Oh, also, I’d _/give/_ them “The Oil”, or the revenues therefrom as it would turn out to be, and tell them to get on with it. if they charge too much, BP etc will close up and ship out. If they charge less, they will get more oil and more revenue…..

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  6. 6
    RavingMad says:

    alternatively known as PIGSGATE but this could be used for the MET :0)

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  7. 7
    Geoffers says:

    Grand Theft Politico.

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  8. 8
    Willie says:

    Swillgate!

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  9. 9
    Clowngate says:

    They laughed when we said we wanted to be comedians. Well, they’re not laughing now.

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  10. 11
    Bogeyman says:

    Bistogate

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  11. 13
    The big D says:

    Why not call it for what it is, A Great British Larceny or the rise and fall of the kleptrocracy or if you need a ….gate, rulesgate. Not forgetting of course Robber Barronsgate.

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  12. 14
    Icarus says:

    Just call it the Rotten Parliament

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  13. 15
    Animal Farm says:

    Farmgate

    Some are more equal or corrupt than others usually having the letters MP attached.

    Snoughts in the trough.

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  14. 16
    Spliffe says:

    The Peculation Sensation?

    By the by, your fetus lovin’ hero is squirming with the best of them: http://blog.dorries.org/Blogs/2009/May/15#15

    I love the way she reckons the expenses she tried to claim were okay because they were rejected -she thinks. I REALLY love the way she doesn’t have a second home and so somehow suggests the world is her second home so it’s quite reasonable that she claims a second home allowance. I’ve thought she was a space cadet for years so it makes sense to me.

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    • 541
      aswinsterstale says:

      You sure Cherie didn’t wtite this, funny how professional women always claim everything in my favour is against me, whenever they fuck up. Fucking hard life someone made her work in parliament. Cheeky b*tch

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      • 545
        Spliffe says:

        I really, REALLY love that she (or possibly her PA, who is apparently blame for all of her boneheadery) went back and edited out some of the rantier bits and capitals from the blog post (luckily only after the Telegraph published the original for posterity, in all its insanely over-defensive, illiterate glory), and still managed to leave ‘immediately’ spelt ‘IMMEDIATLEY’.

        Calling this woman a cheeky b!tch is insulting the intelligences of cheeky b!tches everywhere.

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  15. 17
    Anonymous says:

    “Greedgate”

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  16. 18

    Troughgate of the Pork Parliament.

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  17. 20
    Democrat says:

    Within-the-rules-gate

    Free the English….

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  18. 21
    Anonymous says:

    How about Flippergate?

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    • 25
      Call in Plod says:

      hmm — snappy , sounds good.

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      The frankenfurter says:

      The Troughalypse, is the winner it’s pure class, laugh out loud reading that gem. Another reason I like it is cause it hasn’t got gate, this gate term is getting very old.

      How about Troughageddon?

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        youskumtayfuq says:

        36
        Troughageddon,

        Sounds like a good title for Brown when he is an ex-primeminister.

        LORD SNOTTER of TROUGHAGEDDON

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    • 102
      Scallywag says:

      … or even just Flipgate?

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      barefootcontessa says:

      Squealygate , the’re squealing like stuck pigs. Real pigs are lovely creatures, but not
      that type!

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  19. 22
    Call in Plod says:

    Mortgage-gate.

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  20. 23
    NewGirl says:

    Porkfest

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  21. 24
    geghiz the kahn says:

    Downfall.

    a preview from a lucky hit on utube.

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  22. 27
    m1keyp says:

    Within the rules gate

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  23. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Snoutgate or fiddlegate or perhaps Wisteriadiddle

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  24. 29
    Harpic says:

    The Fiddler`s Ball

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  25. 31
    Malik the Muppett - Animal Farm says:

    Thank god that odious Malik is suspended and hopefully being deselected & run out of Dewsbury (parachuted in by the labour party).

    The arrogance of this muppett on Sky yesterday trying to brazen this out was unbelievable. Crying later when his claims into a monster tv, sound system and dodgy rent meant that not even Brown could stomach the cretin for a moment longer. Not such a big man now are you.

    This dullard was arrested during the Burnley race riots and then whinged all over the place. Searched at Dulles airport and then said he was singled out because of racism. Sorry muppett you were searched and checked just like the rest of us. Nothing else, you are simply not special.

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    • 42
      Anonymous says:

      He said on Radio 4 that he earned more before he entered parliament. He’s such a talent he’s bound to be alright. We’re doing him a favour letting him go.

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        High Quality Bookcases are a Legitimate Expense says:

        He can go back to Quangoland then.

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      • 324
        King Karlos says:

        Malik doesn’t get it at all. Apart from the social engineering Stazi’s who believe in wealth redistribution most of us don’t begrudge anyone earning a decent wage for working hard. It the freeloaders screwing over the taxpayer that pisses us off.

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        Anonymous says:

        I’m afaid his local party has given him 100% support

        FFS

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    • 200
      Lickyalips says:

      If this islamuppet wants Sharia Law introduced in this country, perhaps he should put himself forward so we can see how it deals with thieves.

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      • 261
        pp says:

        Do you think he believes that? no chance he is a grifter putting on a show to pocket the readdies that our politically correct socialist masters are giving away to such people…

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    • 307
      Bogeyman says:

      As a quick reminder of who we’re talking about, here’s the YouTube clip of this gentleman wishing for a 100% Muslim parliament and a Muslim prime minister within 30 years.

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    • 455
      barefootcontessa says:

      The justice Ministry – sounds Kafkaesque doesn’t it? Now it is a proven fact, and it’s
      head is a stranger from the truth as well, – to put it mildly!

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  26. 32
    The big D says:

    Cheatgate

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  27. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Wisnaeme-gate

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  28. 34
    strapworld says:

    GAMESUPGATE!

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  29. 36
    gordons cleaner says:

    animal farm gate

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    Flippergate

    Traitorsgate

    Troughergate

    Gravygate

    Taking-The-Absolute-Mick-Gate

    Sleazegate

    Within-The-Rules-Gate

    Speakersgate

    Ed-Balls-Gate

    Browngate

    Oh, I could go on! :-)

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  32. 40
    Javelin says:

    Trough-gate
    Fraud-gate
    Expense-gate
    Greed-gate

    Or you could look to the future and look to reducing Government

    Bloat-gate

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  33. 46
    martin. says:

    Revenge of the proles.

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  34. 47
    It's obvious... says:

    Swinegate

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    • 78
      It's obvious... says:

      Swine Coup (like Swine flu)

      Porking Parliamentarian Purge (P3 instead of G3)

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  35. 48
    Sir Robert Mugabe Bt., says:

    What de problem ?
    It GOOD gumment.
    Dey should all be congatulated for dere enterprise.
    I will employ de Chayter as mah chancellor of de exchekker, what a good thief he is, and dis Malik chappie de right cullah too.
    I will employ all dese clever crooks, I want de Government of all de Talents

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  36. 50
    Trough Mixture says:

    The Big Plug of 2009.

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  37. 51
    A Dissatisfied Customer says:

    Buggerme-didIreally-claim-thatgate?

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  38. 52
    johnny come lately says:

    Her Majesty The Queen,
    Buckingham Palace,
    London,
    SW1A 1AA.

    Friday 15th May 2009

    Your Majesty,

    As a loyal subject and patriot, I am seriously concerned about the House of
    Commons, in relation to the scandal over Members of Parliament and their expenses. This has caused great upset and our democracy is in danger.

    I am of the view that the Country needs a Parliament with a new mandate from your people.

    May I respectfully request that you speak to the Prime Minister and suggest to him that because of the level of disgust within the Country, over the issue of expenses which involves all political parties, that Parliament should be dissolved and a general election called.

    Yours sincerely.

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  39. 54
    martin. says:

    To be fair, all of the expenses claims combined could be paid by recovering Goodwins pension.

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    • 63
      Old Nick Heavenly says:

      Approved by the government gate

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    • 532
      jgm2 says:

      Or by recovering the MP’s pensions. If you want to punish Goodwin for his sins then go after Goodwin’s pension. If you want to punish the MPs for their sins then go after their pensions.

      Harold Shipman topped himself before they could remove his pension so that his missus would still receive her cut. I can’t say I’d lose a wink of sleep if any of these fiddling MP’s took the same exit strategy.

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      • 542
        aswinsterstale says:

        Shipman couldn’t give a shit about his wife, nor anyone else. He topped himself because he knew what would happen to him when he went to prison

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  40. 55
    geghiz the kahn says:

    profligate

    Gordon doesn’t understand You Tube, but there are plenty of satirical remakes of downfall. Is Ed Balls Goering?

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  41. 57
    david says:

    Manuregate

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  42. 58
    Popeye says:

    Hey Guido, How about publishing the names of MP’s that have not been bending the rules?

    I really can’t believe they are all “at it”.
    For example Kate Hoey

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    • 128
      Anonymous says:

      Oborne, in today’s Mail actually manages to identify about half-a-dozen apparently honest MPs.
      Out of 646.
      Does this country have a hope?

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  43. 59
    Jack Night says:

    troughligate

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  44. 60
    Anonymous says:

    The Troughocaust.

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  45. 61
    Jack Night says:

    or profligate

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  46. 64
    geghiz the kahn says:

    Hello, Is that the fees office, can I claim for palacegates?

    westminster palace gate

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  47. 65
    Road_Hog says:

    I notice Balls & Cooper still aren’t mentioned on the BBC website.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8039273.stm

    Is there some deal done?

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    • 106
      Scallywag says:

      Don’t miss tomorrow’s Telegraph.

      drip… drip… drip… drip… drip… drip… drip… drip… drip… drip… drip… drip… drip… drip… drip…

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      gordons cleaner says:

      head of the bbc is a member of labourgate,card carrier. all stitched up.

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  48. 66
    Another mad Fife git says:

    Relaxedaboutthisgate (Tam Dalziel)

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  49. 67
    WobblyJim says:

    PIG ROAST

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  50. 69
    Wight Tory says:

    Traitors gate
    stick-fingers gate
    I’m all right mate gate
    marmite gate (they either fiddle or don’t, none in between)
    pick-your-pocket gate
    second rate gate
    fill your boots gate
    I’m trying to get more from the system than Jack-boots Jacqui
    We’re worth jackshit morally, but got loads of your money gate
    call an election gate.
    masterbate gate – wankers
    24carot gate

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  51. 71
    Arfur says:

    Traitorsgate?

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  52. 72
    Crackers says:

    Kleptomaniagate
    Help Oneselfgate
    Chiselgate
    House of Common Crooks

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  53. 73
    Wight Tory says:

    “SO WHAT” GATE

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    The big D says:

    OT Has anyone else noticed the lack of DWP “we’re targeting benefit thieves” adverts of TV and Radio recently? I wonder why. Overload perhaps?

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    • 84
      Heads on poles says:

      Good observation.
      Where on earth do you go to buy an £18K bookcase or a £8K television?
      Kauffman and a rug – was it for his head?

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      long memory says:

      Anyone remember when Chancellor Brown launched attack after attack on ‘the black economy’? – No more loopholes; no more cash-in-hand work, no more ‘cheaper if you don’t neeed a VAT receipt’; full tax to be paid on everything; the people must not be cheated out of their tax money.

      Obviously none of that could reasonably have been thought to apply to MPs.

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      • 289
        Anonymous says:

        This dont apply to the crime syndicate who are looting our country. The police still dont know what to do about this organised crime and have decided to carry on with real police work – targeting the fucking motorist.

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  56. 79

    “NIGHT OF THE WRONG LIVES”?

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  57. 80
    Another mad Fife git says:

    Iwanttoknowwhosgotthefilmrightsgate?

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  58. 81
    Jock says:

    Given everything people have been claiming for, the one thing I haven’t noticed yet is a “garden-gate”.

    Or how about expur-gate, fusti-gate or proro-gate…:)

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  59. 85
    Brown stink says:

    ‘Sorry’gate

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  60. 86
    honest john says:

    GREEDFEST-gate 2009

    There’ll be another one in 2010 for sure

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  61. 87
    Swiss Bob says:

    ‘Profligate’

    Delicious isn’t it: IT COULD BE YOU – MCNULTY, BLEARS, SMITH & THE MACKAYS IN THE FRAME.

    and from last nigth’s HIGNFY: HOUSE OF COMMON CRIMINALS.

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  62. 88
    Ashiata says:

    Pork-Pie-Gate?

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    • 111
      Scallywag says:

      Please! No references to pigs in any way, shape or form.

      Pigs are intelligent, useful and honest animals whose existence on this plant should not be impugned by linking them in any way with the thieving, self-serving, dishonourable and thoroughly disreputable bunch of free-loading bastards in Westminster.

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      • 150

        Scallywag has it right – pigs are clean, intelligent and companiable creatures unlike those MPs waiting investigation by Mr Plod.

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      • 534
        jgm2 says:

        Oigs also taste good. Although perhaps a few of thes MPs would taste okay, stufed as they are with garlic, truffles and caviar and their flesh tenderised over the years by alcohol and their muscles tender due to lack of exercise.

        They’d be like Kobe politicians. Nicely marbled and tender as fuck. I say hang ‘em and eat ‘em.

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  63. 89
    Wight Tory says:

    SO WHAT gate
    It’s the last chance saloon gate
    Oink gate
    flaming liberties gate
    Averice gate
    shameless gate

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  64. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Pigging Hell

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    “Fiddlers on the hoof”

    “Parasites Found”

    “Night of the wrong lives”

    “An MP (a thief), his wife and their troughing”

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    M O A T G A T E The thinking being a ‘moat’ is a defensive dirty water ditch, they were defensive trying to protect their scams by rejecting Freedom of Information requests. Dirty water also being appropriate. On twitter use the hashtag #MPSCANDAL

    For a bit of fun, considring that some 600 MP’s may have to give back the £250 and GO TO JAIL we need an alternative Parliament, here are some suggestions from the Twitterati…..

    @JULIANBRAY Ken Dodd should be adviser to mp’s on tax affairs – he invented self-assessment!
    Noot54, about 21 minutes ago

    @MoragIrving @Julianbray Elton John for Housing! #mpscandal
    Noot54, about 7 hours ago

    @JULIANBRAY Graham Norton for culture minister
    markhillary, about 7 hours ago

    @Noot54 @Julianbray – Lisa Tarbuck for health!!
    MoragIrving, about 8 hours ago

    @JULIANBRAY Clarkson for transport minister??
    bevashwell, about 8 hours ago

    @JULIANBRAY How about Julian Clairy for MOD?
    Noot54, about 8 hours ago

    @JULIANBRAY you couldn’t do a worse job, that’s for sure!
    Luggy7, about 8 hours ago

    @JULIANBRAY ha ha. Shalid Malik is really a magician His trademark illusion is called ‘The Cardboard Box’. Does he turn it into a penthouse at taxpayers expense?
    solarpilchard, about 8 hours ago

    @JULIANBRAY if advice needed re jobsearch, they can call me. In return, maybe they can tell me how to get Job Centre to pay for dog food?
    Noot54, about 8 hours ago

    Eddie Izzard for First Sea Lord

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  67. 94
    geghiz the kahn says:

    fecfoundoutgate

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  68. 95
    shift the blame says:

    It-started-in-America-gate

    nothin’ to do with us

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    Scallywag says:

    No references to pigs in any way, shape or form.

    Pigs are intelligent, useful and honest animals whose existence on this plant should not be impugned by linking them in any way with the thieving, self-serving, dishonourable and thoroughly disreputable bunch of free-loading bastards in Westminster.

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    • 535
      jgm2 says:

      Pigs also taste good. So perhaps a few of these MPs would taste okay, stuffed as they are with garlic, truffles and caviar and their flesh tenderised over the years by alcohol and their muscles supremely relaxed due to lack of exercise.

      They’d be like Kobe politicians. Nicely marbled and tender as fuck. I say hang ‘em and eat ‘em.

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  70. 97
    a darlek says:

    extermingate

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  71. 99
    Jonathan Cook says:

    “24/7″

    ……….a bit like “9/11″ or “7/7″- but it represents the round the clock effort MP’s were willing to charge their every expenditure to the taxpayer.

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  72. 100
    Talwin says:

    Prison-gate?

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  73. 101
    Julian says:

    Browntrousergate.

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  74. 103
    Willie says:

    Just heard that tosser Tam Dalzell on Toady, justifying his purchase of bookcases.
    A career of such distinction would be served adequately by IKEA.

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    • 124
      Anonymous says:

      Yes,
      What a pratt he is

      ” I am quite relaxed about this claim”

      £8000 he was granted ffs!!

      I had many books and things to move and store- he then quoted his many copies of Hansards- and wanted (I forget the exact words) some thing to store them on.”

      Tosser!!

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  75. 107
    Knackered OAP says:

    I think the best is the post above ( can’t find the number now) suggesting:-
    “THE ROTTEN PARLIAMENT”.

    It’s what they are “THE ROTTEN BLOODY PARLIAMENT”.

    Kick the barstards out worthwith, if not sooner.

    Will the lady in the palace please tell the nastiest PM in history to go. Please, please please.

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  76. 108
    Anonymous says:

    payola

    The Long Claim

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  77. 109
    Merrowman says:

    “Rotten Parliament” has my vote

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  78. 110

    The late Idi Amin DeFence???
    ‘cos de carpenter cummin in de morning wid de nails for de Fence

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  79. 112
    Piscator says:

    John Renbourn used to play in a band called “Hogsnort Rupert and his Famous Porkestra”

    This is a clear example of Porkestration.

    On the other hand its just a CRIMEWAVE

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  80. 113

    “I have a little List” …. gate

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  81. 114
    spike says:

    Gardengate

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  82. 116
    Anonymous says:

    GREED!

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  83. 117
    Anonymous says:

    Troughgate – (I thought that’s what it was being referred to by everyone as anyway)

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  84. 118
    Anonymous says:

    Grand Theft Autocrat

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  85. 119
    Gote Farqhuhar says:

    Trough Wars4: THere’s No Hope
    Trough Wars5: The Proles Strike Back
    Trough Wars6: Return of the Fawkes
    Trough Wars1: The Phantom Flippers
    Trough Wars2: Attack of the Nokia Phones
    Trough Wars3: Revenge on the Spliff

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  86. 120
    Huznia F Inkloo says:

    Fiddlegate

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  87. 122
    Anonymous says:

    THe Great Expose

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  88. 123
    Willie says:

    Onanigate; fantasising over Jacqui too much, perhaps.
    I’ll get me mac….

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  89. 125
    Chairman Mao says:

    The broke Parliament.

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  90. 126
    Pissed off voter says:

    Fiddlefest

    Fraudfest

    Commons theft

    Like

  91. 127
    oldrightie says:

    Is my “trufflegate” awating moderation?

    Like

  92. 129
    CeleryApplesWalnutsGrapes says:

    “DoTheyMeanUs?Gate”

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  93. 130
  94. 131
    oldrightie says:

    Pun on trough, of course with the luxurious and expensive truffle often found by pigs!

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  95. 132
    Pissed off voter says:

    Parliamentary pillage

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  96. 133
    Centre Parting says:

    Dear Mr. Guido,

    I am considering making a complaint to the Broadcasting Standards Authority as the BBC keep showing Margaret Beckett before the 9 o’clock watershed.

    My pets and children have been traumatised and are now having difficulty sleeping.

    Are any of your other contributors experiencing similar problems?

    Yours sincerely etc…….

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    • 219
      Wat Tyler says:

      I agree, saw her on Question time, strewth.

      Like

      • 234
        Anonymous says:

        She was on Newsnight a few years ago. Paxo asked a question-she replied-Paxo then stated to the other bloke being interviewed ” So you’ve heard it from the horses mouth” After what he said had sunk in, there was barely supressed giggling-a classic moment !

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      • 604
        Yoda says:

        Incitatus not is she

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    • 469
      Talwin says:

      Sorry if this has been mentioned already but Dimbleby saying to Becket something like “…and the Daily Telegraph has fingered you a little hasn’t it?” was both a riotously funny cock-up and the cause of a deeply unpleasant mental picture.

      Like

    • 625
      going down the pan says:

      one expence becket never claimed for was plastic surgery which would be essential to her job as an mp

      Like

  97. 134
    williamtov says:

    delegate, fumigate, irrigate, relegate, castigate, expurgate, subjugate, interrogate, investigate

    Like

  98. 135
    Anonymous says:

    Gate is rather limiting as a descriptor

    How about the Great Gravy Train Robbery ?

    Like

  99. 136
    Barry Bucknell says:

    Why should “Tam o’Shitter” Dalyell get £8k of bloody bookshelves for his wee bawbies as a retirement present to himself from us. This opinionated Scottish leech and self-appointed parliamentary “expert” (on what-accountancy, fiddling,”the rules”?) should pay it back forthwith.

    Like

    • 148
      Crackers says:

      He actually claimed £16,000 but was knocked down to £8,000.

      Red Tam socialist in tooth and claw.

      What is it about these hypocritical socialist that hides their venal thieving ways.

      Prefer the Tory Toff moat dredgers – at least they don’t pretend to be good.

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  100. 138

    Parliabent.

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  101. 139
    Ventriloquist's Dummy says:

    Mastergate.

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  102. 140
    Crackers says:

    Kaufman the true Red Socialist. Kaufman the unctous. Kaufman the aesthete. Kaufman the moral leader. Kaufman the noble politician.

    £8,000 TV

    Kaufman the thieving piece of sanctimonious shit.

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  103. 142
    Theaetetus says:

    We should call it Animal Farm.

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  104. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Everything-including-the-kitchen-sink-gate

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  105. 145
    I am Sick says:

    Steal of the century.

    How to claim a million.

    Fraudsters`r`Us.

    The unbroken rules.

    Immoralgate.

    Spivs law.

    Days of dishonour.

    Catch us if you cangate.

    The worthless will.

    Apocalypse Sows ( for the Harmpersons )

    Westmonster claimsgate.

    The pocket pickers.

    The no shame claimers.

    Green book scroungers.

    Feedom of the damned.

    Gimmiegate.

    Add gate or scandal where appropriate.

    Like

  106. 146
    subrosa says:

    Rulegate

    Like

  107. 147
    jo public says:

    the untrustables
    the indefensables
    or my fav the lying cheating selfserving scum sucking theives

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  108. 149
    JMB says:

    How about Feesgate?

    The greed of MPs has been shown up but also how ineffective the Fees Office has been (perhaps not completely the fault of the staff but it all revolves them).

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  109. 151
    Anonymous says:

    moatgate

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  110. 152

    Monopoly-gate

    They move their houses around with abandon. They use our money as if it isn’t real and get more without really having to do anything. Only problem is the ‘go to jail’ card seems to be missing.

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  111. 155
    jo public says:

    the untrustables
    the indefensables
    or my fav the lying cheating selfserving scum sucking thieves

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  112. 159
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    It is simply The Great MPs’ Expenses Scandal.Let us get away from the use of the word “Gate”

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  113. 160
    Anonymous says:

    Caught-cull-’em

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  114. 161
    chris g says:

    The Troughfathers (Expenses gate editions Part 1 2, and 3

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  115. 162
    Cassandra King says:

    The commissars say they are sorry? yeah I fucking bet they are!

    ‘The thieving bastards are only sorry they got caught gate’

    The fucking bloated two faced scumbags have the sheer brass fucking neck to lecture us and expect us to follow the rules with no excuses and yet when these scum are caught with their grubby fingers in the till they spew out all the excuses in the world, bastards!

    ‘Fingers in the till and thieves together, fuck the poor people and let the scum eat cake gate’

    Dave says he is sorry? yeah I fucking bet he is, he fucking will be when the voter finds out just how much money has been stolen, how little will ever be returned(yes Blears you fucking poison dwarf im looking at you) and how few will get punished, even the few scapegoats will be lavished with quango nonjobs and will be stealing more money from us not less.
    The fucking sponging parasites even say “it was all a mistake” can you adam and eve it?
    Knowingly stealing cash from ordinary people who could only dream of the tax free perks these commissars get and then cry about its all a mistake, uuuuugh these fuckers have no shame!

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  116. 163
    Anonymous says:

    Name it Swine sue.

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  117. 163
    Anonymous says:

    Independence Day

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  118. 165
    Anonymous says:

    Zanushi – the absence of conscience

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  119. 166
    eeyore says:

    No doubt Swindlegate of Fiddlegate or some such dreary name will emerge. Not many entire Parliaments get a nickname (has there been one since the 1830s Reform Parliament?), but this House of Horrors is so egregious it deserves one. I hope it goes down in history as the Moat Parliament.

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  120. 167
    wee logician says:

    seconding “profligate”

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  121. 168
    Woodward and Bernstein says:

    Water Feature Gate

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  122. 169

    PORKMINSTER

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  123. 171
    Shahid Malik says:

    Loreal Gate (because I’m worth it)

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      Lord Streeb-Greebling says:

      How apposite! Unfortunately, all the perfumes of Arabia (or L’Oreal) will not sweeten their little hands. The political classes have betrayed us all, and the stench of NuLab hypocrisy is the worst of all.

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  124. 172
    Peter says:

    Parliamentfarmgate

    (Have you read Animal Farm recently)

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  125. 173
    The baronessleaze says:

    Trousergate

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  126. 174
    Palace of Wasteminster says:

    Jaffagate.

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  127. 175
    BOF2BS says:

    HOCgate

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  128. 176
    BOF2BS(2) says:

    Gorbalsgate

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  129. 177
    The leaker needs a knighthood, martin needs a bullet. says:

    Headlines: Telegraph please feel free to use.

    Sin City Scandal.

    The mother of all Parliaments- has died.

    Meltdown2009.

    Parliamentary Pickpockets-Exposed.

    Unfair to pigs.

    Pig sues for defamation of character.

    We follow the rules and treat you like fools.

    SwillGate.
    ScaMP’s.

    The Great British Expenses Con.

    Odour! Odour! in the sty.

    Walk of shame.

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  130. 178
    billy says:

    PIGSWILLGATE GOVERNMENT

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  131. 179
    Anonymous says:

    Fiddlers Hall

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  132. 181
    Watch this Space says:

    The Wrong Parliament

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  133. 183
    adge says:

    Endgate

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  134. 187
    It doesn't add up... says:

    Parliament of Thieves

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  135. 188
    Pissed off voter says:

    Memberscam

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  136. 189
    Anonymous says:

    Porkonomics! :-)

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  137. 191
    Pissed off voter says:

    Erected memberscam

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  138. 193
    cynicalHiglander says:

    Scumgate

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  139. 194
    Pissed off voter says:

    Rulesrape

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  140. 195
    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:

    Fiddlegate

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  141. 197
    vervet says:

    Don’t-give-a-toss-coz-we’ll-still-shit-all-over-you-fucking-proles-by-doubling-our-salaries-once-the-heat-is-off-gate.

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  142. 198
    HamFisted says:

    Lucky In The Sty With Diamonds.

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  143. 201
    gordon brown says:

    The name will be decided by an independent committee of senior MPs from all parties who will investigate and review this matter fully and report back in 2016.

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  144. 204
    Anonymous says:

    the “eXes Files”

    The Truth is In There – Somewhere….

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  145. 205
    Nemo says:

    We should not forget the young lady that started all this. What about Heathergate?

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  146. 207
    BOF2BS(3) says:

    SW1Gate

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  147. 208
    BOF2BS(4) says:

    HOPgate

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  148. 209
    fidothedog says:

    Troughligate as in pigs in the proverbial.

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  149. 210
    Wat Tyler says:

    The Peasants Revolt.

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  150. 212
    Thon Brocket says:

    Gotta-peculate-to-accumulate-gate?

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  151. 213
    Anonymous says:

    The Great Debauchery

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  152. 214
    Devonport Dave says:

    Gyonogate…….a bunch of twats being inspected very closely

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  153. 215
    Charcoal says:

    Whoregate

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  154. 217
    StradeyParker says:

    How about ‘Pork-barrel-buffet-gate’?

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  155. 218
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    The glorious and bloody revolution of 2010.

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  156. 220
    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    IMHO, the “-gate” suffix has been used for too long. As I heard on a comedy radio programme recently, just imagine the confusion that would ensue if ever there were a scandal about water.

    Time for a new suffix. Why not pick another way of keeping people out of the grounds to your property?

    So how about this as name: expensesmoat.

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  157. 222
    Titus Groan says:

    Gordonghast

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  158. 225
    Lickyalips says:

    Not us, Guv – it woz the B N P wot dunnitgate.

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  159. 226
    Anonymous says:

    FLOODGATE

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  160. 227
    Tyler says:

    After tomorrow it might be Ballsgate!!!

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    • 243
      Blinky's agent : Animal Farm - Nulab my arse says:

      Great point

      Blinky and his missus pin head are innocent of all charges. It was in the rules

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  161. 228
    rumbo says:

    Billings Gate

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  162. 229
    petuniabean says:

    Politicide

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  163. 231
    Kompani says:

    Down-The-Sink-Plug-Gate

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  164. 232
    Diablo says:

    Litigate

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  165. 233
    anonymouse in the Treasury skirting boards says:

    The dishonourable Parliament

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  166. 238
    Section D Notice says:

    For me this (ultimately unsurprising) exposé has demonstrated a tyranny far greater than that of the monarch Charles II that prompted, indeed drove, Oliver Cromwell to act, precipitated the Glorious Revolution and resulted in the supremacy of Parliament, the Declaration of Rights 1688 (a solemn and binding promise between the monarch(s) and the people that may not be repealed) and the consequent Bill of Rights 1689.

    I propose that this episode be known as:

    The Inglorious Revolution

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  167. 239
    T Roffingham-Pease says:

    Let-them-eat-cake-gate

    Sorry, ‘-gate’ does rather seem to have been absorbed into the English language as a synonym for a major scandal.
    Apologies also to the much-maligned Marie Antoinette.
    No apologies whatsoever, though, to the vermin who infest Westminster, Whitehall and most areas of local government. You lot give pigs a bad name.

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  168. 240
    eye-eye says:

    dead-tree-gate

    It’s-over- gate or just over-gate

    times-up-gate

    fiddlers under the roof

    Thames-gate

    emmpee-gate

    gogate go-now-gate

    shamegate

    watergate II

    disk-gate

    i-came into-politics-to-make-a-difference-gate

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  169. 241
    Angi N Stugoodfrum says:

    The West-trough affair.

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  170. 242
    Gene Hunt says:

    Orduregate.

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  171. 244
    Arthur Haynes (Comedian) says:

    reimburse_me_for_the_new_gate_as_well_gate

    don’t_forget_the_receipts_gate

    Oh_no_I_forgot_I’d_paid_the_mortgage_off_gate

    or just the Cromwell quote:

    venalslavegate

    AH (C)

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  172. 245
    eye-eye says:

    big-bengate

    justgogate

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  173. 247

    From: Barefoot Boy with Squirrel for the Pot Pistol
    To: Guy Fawkes with Faggot for that Barrel of Pistol Powder

    “THE PORNOGRAPHY PARLIAMENT”
    or
    “THE PORNO PARLIAMENT”

    Courtesy of Kingdom of England State Police Minister
    nee Jacqueline Jill “Jacqui” Smith (Mistress Richard J. Timney)
    who completely legally claimed on her Government of
    England expenses, several of her pornography movies.

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  174. 248
    Old Grumpy says:

    SWINEGATE springs to mind.

    As for these “forgotten” paid mortgages…….. RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Today I received notification of completion of mortgage. It consists of a formal letter of acknowledgement and a massive package, containing Title deeds and a plethora of legal documents……….. all delivered by recorded delivery, addressed to the TITLE HOLDERS (me and Maw).

    I fail to understand how you can forget something of that size and weight!

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    • 392
      Massey Vardon says:

      Advice to Old Grumpy – I was in the same situation a few years ago. Several months later I checked on the Land Registry online, and the bank’s charge on my property had not been removed. It was easily cleared up with a phone call to the bank, but I would encourage you to check the Land Registry in due course.

      (The explanation was that electronic notification had been sent, but not paper, and LR won’t act without paper)

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  175. 251
    Detritus says:

    MoralityCheque

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  176. 252
    pp says:

    Just lose the f*cking annoying american ‘gate’ suffix !! surely the english langauge can do better…

    Alternative suffixes…
    ‘trough’,
    ‘ceit’ (as in deceit, or conceit),
    ‘moat’,
    ‘mal’ (as in malady – thats malady, not m’lady),
    ‘cidious’ (as in incidious),
    ‘bauched’ as in debauched,
    ‘foul’,
    ‘fraud’,
    ‘sploit’ (as in exploit),
    ‘niquitous’ (as in iniqitous),
    ‘farious’ (as in nefarious)
    ‘taint’

    or just call the whole thing “the bloody great piss take”.

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  177. 253
    pp says:

    “still got the stuff from years gone by and our whopping great pensions- you stupid fools’gate”

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  178. 255
    eye-eye says:

    sorrygate

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  179. 256
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I-don’t-believe-it-gate.

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  180. 257
    mv says:

    MOATGATE

    Because for me, it symbolises the extravagance they expected us to pay for.

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  181. 258
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    The End of an Error.

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  182. 259
    Richard Timney says:

    Wankgate

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  183. 260
    bill martin says:

    isn’t the suffix “gate” getting a bit past its best?

    how about the suffix “famy” from “infamy” which could be used for any scandal or con.
    In this case snoutfamy

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  184. 263
    Dick Cheese says:

    They are a complete shower of wanking troughoonanists.

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  185. 265
    eye-eye says:

    doomsday

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  186. 266
    Awaiting Moderation says:

    Perhaps ‘inadvertantoversighti’llpaythemoneybackgate’ lacks brevity, but not accuracy.

    I quite like the idea of an apostrophe in the middle of a 41-letter word. Grist to the mills of pedantry.

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  187. 267
    tony says:

    Troughgate

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  188. 268
    14 Seconds says:

    Brownstuff.

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  189. 272
    anonymous says:

    BathPlugsRUS

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  190. 273
    G says:

    Greedygate – i think it has been suggested before or was it greedgate

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  191. 274
    cutofyourjib says:

    “The Great Malfeasance Scandal”

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  192. 275
    cutofyourjib says:

    Actually, just seen

    “Profligate”

    up the thread and think its excellent! Especially with a definition like this:

    prof⋅li⋅gate  [prof-li-git, -geyt]
    –adjective

    1. utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.
    2. recklessly prodigal or extravagant.

    –noun
    3. a profligate person.

    If the shoe fits…

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  193. 276
    albacore says:

    PimpOurPayGate

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  194. 277
    dreonk says:

    showthemthegate

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  195. 280
    Not for the Times says:

    The Motherf*ck£r of All Parliaments

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  196. 282
  197. 283
    Chris says:

    Koshergate – No pork anymore !

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  198. 284
    Anonymous says:

    The Greedy Parliament

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  199. 284
    Bath plugs for the many, not the few says:

    This will go down in history as the Rotten Parliament.

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  200. 288
    Pienomics says:

    How about:

    “Moatminster”

    It can be,

    A noun………………..The Moatminster Scandal
    An adjective…………To get Moatminstered
    A verb…………………To Moatminster

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  201. 290
    name the scandal says:

    “Bonfire of the vanities”
    I hope we have the largest possible turnouts to the June elections and next years’ general election.The parties have become used to voter apathy which in no small part has led to the overwhelming attitude of complacency and arrogance. It is clear Brown and co. will hang on to the last possible moment.
    This is a watershed moment and it must not be wasted. The mainstream parties need a severe and unforgettable kicking. Let’s see a lot of independants standing to the point there is N.O.M and maybe the true voice of the people (the vast silent majority in the middle) will finally be heard.
    The temple needs to be cleansed. Enough is enough.

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  202. 291
    Colly Wobbler says:

    Twoloosgate. Plays on “to lose”. Has a dig at Two-Jags, always a pleasure.

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    • 327
      Shithead says:

      At least Two Bogs buys cars made in Britain. Cameroon is chauffered around in a bloody Lexus. See how much he supports our industry – just like the police in their BMWs.

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  203. 293
    Arresh Thalottavum says:

    The Head-Swill Role

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  204. 294
    Disgruntled voter says:

    Thievingbastardsgate

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  205. 295
    Ivor Big Garden MP says:

    Expense gate? Is that an instruction?

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  206. 297
    roadrunner says:

    This government is so keen on league tables maybe a Troughers league would be a good idea Guido you could call it Top of the Troughs or The Troughers Rankings, be interesting to see how the Parties compare.A prize of a pigs head to the top trougher,bet the bookies would run a book.

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  207. 298
    KARIN says:

    EXSPENATHEFT SPINAFEST

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  208. 299
    Anonymous says:

    TOTALXS

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  209. 300
    I Squiggle says:

    The Parliament of Drools

    And some variations:
    The Parliament of Jewels
    The Parliament of Mewls
    The Parliament of Rules (They were within them..)
    The Parliament of Fools

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  210. 303
    VotR says:

    I’m personally referring to this SCANDAL as:

    Troughgate.

    Enough said, really.

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  211. 304
    Great Granddad says:

    The Scandal of the one eyed tax man in dark glasses.

    Not very snappy is it? But when is someone going to get around to this individual’s leading part in this affair?

    I put it to you bloggers, that if you had made outrageous expense claims of your employer, and unbelievably got them paid, you would have come up against the eagle eye of his all seeing colleague in very short order. The current state of affairs could not possibly have got to the state that it has, without the very passive attitude of the tax authorities.

    I predict with complete confidence that no one will publicly question the inaction of this all powerful sycophant and we seem to have no means to deselect him.

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  212. 306
    pp says:

    Maybe we should wait to see who the biggest piss taker has been, and just name it after them?

    What a mess – they it’s a den of martins.

    They all martin’d their claims.

    How do you plead “stupid hoon” or “thieving martin”?

    Its just the tip of the martin.

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  213. 307
    Pienomics says:

    Another thought and more neutral. As everything revolves around houses.

    “Houseminster”

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  214. 309
    pp says:

    The Great Betrayal

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  215. 310
    Great Granddad says:

    “Swinegate flu”

    The pandemic of the noughties.

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  216. 311
    Keyo says:

    trottergate

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  217. 312
    Flippin' eck says:

    Whilst being grammatically incorrect:

    The Louses of Parliament.

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  218. 314
    Keyo says:

    spellt this way tROTTERgate or tROTTERSgate

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  219. 315
    Keyo says:

    tROTTERSgate

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  220. 317
    Diversity says:

    ‘Billings-gate’ is the best -gate.

    ‘Troughery’ for the form of behaviour.

    ‘Heathered’ is the past participle describing those caught.

    ‘The Pong Parliament’. (The Wrong Parliament fits too much of the recent political mess.)

    ‘The Great Stink’ was a Victorian coinage for Westminster without proper sewers; it appeals to a sense of tradition.

    ‘Hard disks’ is the phrase that will replace ‘hard cheese’.

    ‘The Slimetrails Affair’ would do for an instant book
    ‘Telegraphic Receipts’ would give credit where it is due; and paid for.
    ‘Fawked Manure’ could be used to describe the eventual fall-out.

    But ‘The Downloads Affair’, soon to shorten to ‘ Downloads’ is what will stick. After all, we all do a download in the appropriate place most days.

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  221. 318
    Silvio Talli says:

    *
    THOSE SUKKERS IN PARLIAMENT NEED SUPERSIZING

    THE MORALSTATE SCANDAL

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  222. 319
    petuniabean says:

    In the old days it would have been:

    Profligate?

    Expurgate

    Newgate

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  223. 320
    Anonymous says:

    cpl jones says
    the bastards don’t like it upm
    this is the day the daily telegraph took back democracy for the british public
    the revolution has started

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  224. 321
    Flippin' eck says:

    Hans(ard) in the till?

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  225. 322
    Gloucester Old Spot says:

    scaMPsgate

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  226. 323
    Flippin' eck says:

    fLaw n’ Order (order)!

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  227. 325
    blood boiler says:

    PLEASE support the Daily Mails campaign to have these low life people brought to justice.Perhaps they will then get there memories back.
    I hope that the former occupants of No.10 are included in the proceedings.
    There will be a lot of happy people around when they are lead away.

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  228. 326
    Anonymous says:

    Vouchergate ?

    Tabgate ?

    Slategate ?

    NIMBYgate ?

    Flippergate ?

    Martingate ?

    Speaker’s Corner(ed) ?

    Mickgate ?

    Residence Evil ?

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  229. 329
    Gorbals Mick says:

    Broons a HoonGate

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  230. 330
    Anonymous says:

    ATMgate ?

    Receiptgate ?

    Fillyerbootsgate?

    Guidogate ? more McPoison tale

    Castigate ?

    Unevengait ?

    Dogsdinnergate ?

    Kellygate ?

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  231. 331
    Gorbals Mick says:

    The Great Flip and Stole Swindle.

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  232. 332
    Anonymous says:

    PerksRus

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  233. 332
    Anonymous says:

    Trottersgate ?

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  234. 334
    Mr Ivor Expense-Account says:

    Guido,

    So who won the prize?

    The prize being a second home at a location of your choice, with new kitchen and bathroom, fully decorated & furnished with Plasma TV and crystal lamps (all from J.Lewis), free cleaning, free gardening (moat & manure included) and free first-class travel?

    All on your generous expense account of course with no plod or Inland Revenue in sight.

    Your local Labour MP

    Mr Ivor Expense-Account

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    • 402

      You forgot the free food, free dog food, free gerbil food, and the £50,000 a year salary for ‘constituency work’ to the relative of your choice. Plus business class air fares anywhere you want, or first class if you are one of the hundred MPs anywhere near the government, and best of all…

      Free chauffeur-driven limousines to all of the ‘manly’, ‘working class’, ‘proletarian’ football games of your choice (with free champagne and caviar in the executive box of your choice).

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  235. 335
    Anonymous says:

    Greedygate ?

    Greedgate ?

    Pariahgate ? play on pariah state

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  236. 336
    Anon says:

    The silence of the pigs.

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  237. 337
    Anonymous says:

    Houseofparliamentgate ?

    HOPgate ?

    or 2HOPgate ?

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  238. 338
    Ex Libris says:

    Brawngate… (Pig dish plus a pic of McIdiot)

    Moi?gate (with a Miss Piggy pic)

    What about a T shirt competition? And some bumper stickers…

    Can we have a list of ALL MP’s and where they stand in the fingers-in-the-till-gate??? The 2 MP’s round my way are refusing to disclose anything, and the Telegraph has yet to disclose anything… they both voted with McBraindead against the Gurkhas, and, for that alone, I would like to see them caught out! Sanctimonious areslickers, the pair of ‘em…

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  239. 339
    mongoose says:

    Hoongate

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  240. 340
    Free Sherry says:

    mentalist cripplegate

    Like

  241. 343
    Joe Bass says:

    Let us not forget those that deserve to be remembered:

    Nice Mr. B. Liar famous for ‘trust me I’m a kinda straight sort of guy’ and his infamous wife Cherie Blair who charged New Labour a £7,700 bill for a personal hair stylist during the last election campaign.

    Unfortunately it seems that B. Liars expenses have been shredded ‘by mistake’ so all that’s left to uncover is his ‘blind’ trust.

    Then there is Derry Irvine the man who first employed Anthony & Cherie as pupil barristers who later became LORD CHANCELLOR under the Blair government. A total of approximately £650,000, including hand-printed wallpaper worth £59,000 of taxpayers funds, was said to be spent doing-up his official residence.

    But pride of place is still given to Gordo for his sick understanding of what is right all as epitomised in his his 200-page survival guide, Alternative Edinburgh, in this he openly encouraged students to “use and abuse” the Welfare State. Mr. Bean the ‘Saviour of the World’ who has no work experience in the private sector but has all but sold his soul to it gets the nod.

    “Browntrowsergate”

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      Stephen Fry says:

      Tony Blair was a pretty straight sort of guy but if he were completely bent this would not have happened.

      A name? StephenFrydidnot getanyandhadtogoweeweeweeallthewayhomegate.

      Like

  242. 344
    Anonymous says:

    Moregate ?

    Morgate ?

    Curtainsgate ?

    Locationgate ?

    WEANgate – wholly exclusively and necessarily

    Nemesisgate ?

    Hubrisgate ?

    Gordons’knotgate

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  243. 345
    John Pate says:

    Business as usual.

    Like

  244. 346
    Dave Figgley says:

    Colgate, mate – it’s given us that ‘ring of confidence’ smile.

    Like

  245. 347
    Martin Ott says:

    Then there’s the move rights to consider …
    Swineflu over the Commons Nest

    Like

  246. 348
    P.C. Filth says:

    Filthgate, sir but don’t expect us to clear up the mess. Over.

    Like

  247. 352
  248. 353
  249. 355
    JollyRoger says:

    Raw Meat Gate – or the RM scandal.

    This Little Piggy Gate – or TLP.

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  250. 356
    Anon says:

    The reckoning.

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  251. 358
    eye-eye says:

    It HAS to have Heather Brooke in the name. She deserves to go down in history for exposing this

    Like

  252. 359
    Anon says:

    Comeuppance

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  253. 360
    Ron Combo says:

    Pork-a-Thon

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  254. 361
    Anonymous says:

    The expenses crunch
    The people strike back
    Troughing bubble crash

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  255. 363
    Anonymous says:

    Telegate

    Barclays Revenge

    The Sark Lark

    But above all:

    “Speakers Gate”

    We need a comparison with the claims made before the Speaker purged the top tier of Commons officials – to remove those who would not only give good “advice” but ensure it was followed: whether with regard to police raids or expense claims

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  256. 364

    143 does it for me -

    Animal Farm

    Works on several levels.

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  257. 365
    Anon says:

    The Purge. The Great Firing.

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  258. 367
    Harpic says:

    The Snollygoster`s Club

    ( Snollygoster: etm. American 19 century – a shrewd, unprincipled person, shyster, especially a politician – word used by President Truman in 1952 who defined it as a man born out of wedlock. Meaning is very apposite to-day.

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  259. 368
    Anonymous says:

    It has to be WISTERIAGATE.

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  260. 369
    Joe Bass says:

    “Snotgate”

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  261. 370
    Anon says:

    Pig Fright. Pig Flight. Some article here even said ‘Pigs Flu’.

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  262. 371
    "For the restless, not the true believers, this one's for you.." says:

    Pirates of the Privy Purse…………. The Curse of the Silver Disc….

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  263. 372
    Anon says:

    The fright of the pigs.
    The silence of the pigs.
    The flight of the pigs.
    The firing of the pigs.

    Like

  264. 373
    Michael Davies says:

    ‘Gravygate’ combines the necessry elements of lucrative scam and criminal abuse.

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  265. 374
    Anon says:

    The raid on the piggy bank.

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  266. 377
    Anon says:

    Alternative ordering.

    The firing of the pigs.
    The fright of the pigs.
    The flight of the pigs.
    The silence of the pigs.

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  267. 380
    Anon says:

    Or you could just say

    The firing of the pigs,
    The silence of the pigs.

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  268. 381
    Ignited says:

    Swine Flu

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  269. 384
    Patrick says:

    I can’t read through all the above, so if not yet mentioned how about:

    PIGGYGATE

    ANIMALFARMGATE – let’s face it, Orwell was spot on describing NewLab “… some are more equal than others”

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  270. 385
    Anon says:

    Asnout turn

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  271. 386
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    TwoLoosgate?

    Like

  272. 388
    a darlek says:

    marrgate – but only if he has been fiddling expenses.

    Like

  273. 389
    Anon says:

    Shame none of them bought a trumpet on their expenses (as far as I know),
    as then I could say
    The Last Trumpet.

    Like

  274. 393
    Richard Nixon says:

    Watergate

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  275. 394
    Richard Timney says:

    Wankergate

    Like

  276. 395
    Phil_Sykes says:

    “Open-Gate”

    Captures the political culture, the public perception, and politicians’ angst.

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  277. 398
  278. 399
    Anon says:

    Broomsday.
    You know, need a broom to clear out the mess. Pity if none of them “bought” one of those. Did they?

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  279. 400
    William Blakes Ghost says:

    Has to be Porkergate!

    Like

  280. 401
    Anon says:

    The “Purer than pure furore”.
    How about a “Purer than pure cure”?

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  281. 403
    Seasick Dave says:

    Hoongate

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  282. 404
    Fatty Seatbuckle says:

    …and watch the gate doesn’t hit you on the arse on the way out.

    Like

  283. 405
    Anon says:

    Hog-mania (and not just the Scottish piggies at New Year or that jolly good chap with the moat)

    Like

  284. 406
    Anon says:

    The hogmen.

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  285. 407
    Mr Happy says:

    I reckon Guy Fawkes night should be moved to June 5th.

    There’s gonna be a party!

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  286. 409
    Anonymous says:

    What tiresome repetitious nonsense to call every political scandal “gate”

    Get some imagination people.

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  287. 410
    Archullus says:

    Politocalypse.

    Definition:
    A culling of the excesses of the politocracy eg
    – snouting or silverspooning
    – smearing or spinning
    – anything else we don’t like

    The exposition of greed in politics.

    Alternatively, the political class see themselves as predators, political predators. So they naturally see Predation on the Public Purse as a just entitlement. Making them Political Predators of the Public Purse. Having been exposed this surely makes them

    Political Parliamentary Predators of the Public Purse, Exposed
    or shortened to PPP-PPE
    better than poo-poo I suppose.

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  288. 411
    Anonymous says:

    From the Telegraph this morning :
    “Tales from the Trough”.
    Not bad.

    Like

  289. 412
    Koba says:

    How about

    “Porkatrough”

    or even

    “Totas Porcus”

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  290. 413
    Phil_Sykes says:

    How about:

    “Bill Gates”

    Can’t imagine the BBC going for it though, could change it to:

    “Bills-Gate”

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  291. 414
    Koba says:

    Ooops,

    Should be: “Totus Porcus”

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  292. 416
    Anon says:

    Broomsday Broonsday.

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  293. 417
    Anon says:

    Fall of the moat bridge.

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  294. 418
    Maggie says:

    Have we had, Porkagate, I am sure we have but that’s how I feel. What a load of *****s

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  295. 420
    Chris P Bacon says:

    The Westminster Bacon-slicer Massacre

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  296. 422
    Poor bloody tax payer says:

    The Big Stink! OK I know it’s been used before but it was as correct then as it is now

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  297. 425
    Anonymous says:

    Hoongate

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  298. 426
    Anonymous says:

    ornamental gate on expenses gate

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  299. 427
    Anonymous says:

    speakergate

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  300. 430
    Anonymous says:

    Gardengategate

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  301. 431
    anon says:

    Stygate

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  302. 433
    R Sole says:

    Horse-shit Gate

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  303. 434
    arpad says:

    manuregate

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  304. 435
    Cato the uncensor says:

    Animal Farmgate or the Piggy Parliament

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  305. 436
    Vlad the Impaler says:

    Bonfire of self-idolatry.

    Like

  306. 437
    Kate H. says:

    WestminsterFuckpigs Gate

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  307. 438
    Anonymous says:

    The day MPs found how crass their slogan of “If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear” really is.

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  308. 439
    arpad says:

    slight error of judgement gate

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  309. 440
    Kate H. says:

    PoliticiansAreFuckingNotWorthShite Gate

    Like

  310. 441
    Kate H. says:

    ParliamentSux Gate

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  311. 442
    Itwisnaeme says:

    A big boy did it and run away Gate.

    Like

  312. 443
    Kate H. says:

    LaughingMySocksOff Gate

    Like

  313. 444
    wrightyboy says:

    “Marks and Expenses”

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  314. 445
    Kate H. says:

    JailTheBastards Gate

    Like

  315. 446
    Kate H. says:

    TheSystemIsWrong Gate (not my fault…)

    Like

  316. 447
    Kate H. says:

    Fucked Gate

    Like

  317. 448
    Kate H. says:

    TheDayDemocracyDied Gate

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  318. 449
    Kate H. says:

    Order-Order Gate

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  319. 450
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    How about ‘Another Labour Government’? Don’t even need a Gate, Guv’nor.

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  320. 451
    Archullus says:

    Welcome to a party political event of the highest order where even now as their party crumbles, politicians dig that hole deeper with their snouts and their silver’d spoons deep in the trough, while simultaneously vying to not lose face.
    For your entertainment we have not one, not two, not three, five or even ten, just simply uncountable hordes of officials, elected at great, nay monstrous public expense, who will talk, squirm, cavort, or just about anything you can think (and a lot of things you woudn’t dream of) if you will only believe in them, trust in them and take of their coin (which is actually your coin).
    Methinks you are surely on the verge of witnessing a mass extinction event of the highest quality. All the pain is self inflicted, all a joy to watch

    The Politicides of Expenseminster

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  321. 452
    Anon says:

    The Reckoning. The Great Shaming.

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  322. 453
    Kate H. says:

    ServesThemRight Gate

    Like

  323. 456
    Linda says:

    ManuresticksGate

    Off with their heads to the Tower of London Gate

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  324. 457
    John Bellingham says:

    From The Sunday Times
    December 21, 2008
    June election would be ‘ideal’, says Gordon Brown ally

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5375670.ece

    So, Six months is longer than a week in politics!

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  325. 458
    Jon1 says:

    Theyclaimforthem Gate

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  326. 459
    Jon1 says:

    or perhaps

    Theyclaimforthemselves Gate

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  327. 460
    Jon1 says:

    Both of which are plays on http://www.theyworkforyou.com

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  328. 461
    Colonel Mustard says:

    Swinegate … accurate AND topical ….

    Like

  329. 462
    Gorbals Mick says:

    It’s America’s Fault Gate.

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  330. 463
    Colonel Mustard says:

    Or maybe Martingate ? Speakergate?

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  331. 464
    Gorbals Mick says:

    Someone switch the light off and close the gate.

    Like

  332. 465
    dunkbull says:

    Expense Seive

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  333. 466
    Andrew McDonald says:

    Fannygate after Jaquis second porno allowance

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  334. 467
    Anonymous says:

    By Junius

    What about ‘ Feesgate’ ( already proposed) – for strict relevance

    or ‘ Robbergate’ – for clarity

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  335. 471
    williamtov says:

    The Corrupt Parliament

    The Fifth, Last & Worst Labour Parliament – ever (I hope)

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  336. 473
    Aristotle says:

    Meek-gate

    … when they are gone , what will be left for us tax payers ?

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  337. 474

    “Fiddle-gate”

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  338. 475
    Ian E says:

    Bill-gate : or would that be extremely-soft on them?

    Like

  339. 476
    Anonymous says:

    The curious case of fraud and glutton

    Close encounters of the fraud kind

    moatbusters

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  340. 477
    Isometimesgetpaidforthisshit says:

    Dachagate.

    It’s Nixon. It’s Brezhnev. It’s another Labour government [sic] on its knees in the midst of economic and social ruin..

    I agree, that ‘-gate’ suffix feels dated and has been done to death, but then, so has this current shower of churlish ex-Marxist-student oafs who deign to rule over us. Let’s finally put it to bed with Gordon. It seems strangely *right* to do so.

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  341. 478
    Pork Scratcher says:

    Now recruiting! Hogmanauts for exploring swillspace in search of Planet Pork. You will be using the recently invented flipping drive guided by the ingenious moral compass software and using Brownian motions.
    Lack of moral fibre an advantage.

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  342. 479
    Odds Bodkins says:

    What’s wrong with the blindingly obvious: “Troughgate”

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  343. 481
    Art says:

    How about a James Bond theme:

    The spies who robbed me
    Buy and let now
    Two homes are not enough
    Buy another day
    Dr Moat
    You only steal twice
    Moneyraker
    For your pokets only
    Licence to Steal

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  344. 482
    N18MER says:

    Bearing in mind the defence used by these troughers when they were caught:

    The Nuremburg Parliament.

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  345. 483
    A Hastings Gentleman says:

    when one becomes an MP one walks through the Pearly gates of the Parliamentary Fees Office…”just gimme the cheque there’s a good chap..”
    this scandal is thus dubbed..
    Parli-gate

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  346. 484
    THE 4% myth says:

    ” The Rottery “

    Like

  347. 485
    THE 4% myth says:

    Ripoff dot commons

    Like

  348. 486
    csaba says:

    The pong parliament

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  349. 487
    petuniabean says:

    Phewthankgoodnessthey’reonlygoingbackfouryearsgate

    Like

  350. 488
    AnonymousofAzabu says:

    BRITAIN’S GOT CRIMINAL TALENT

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  351. 489
    robert says:

    Traitorsgate!

    Like

  352. 490
    AnonymousofAzabu says:

    THE CHARGES OF THE SHITE BRIGADE

    [there are about 600 of them....and it ought to be the valley of their political demise]

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  353. 491
    Cheshire C says:

    How about Gnome-Gate maybe as its the only thing they haven’t ‘yet’ been claiming for.

    or reuse and old one and make it more topical.

    Plug-WaterGate as I remember that was what all this started with.

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  354. 492
    AnonymousofAzabu says:

    CLAIM CHOWDER

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  355. 494
    gate says:

    gate-gate
    gategate-gategate
    GATE
    gatey-gate
    get-a-gate
    gota-gate
    greater-gate
    greatest-gate
    grab-a-gate

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  356. 495
    king chillout says:

    The Parliament With No Shame.

    Like

  357. 496

    Gorge-gate (in line with the theme of stuffing themselves and greedy pigs)

    Like

  358. 497
    I smell a pup said... says:

    The 646 Fraud

    Like

  359. 498
    I smell a pup said... says:

    or, The 646 Scam

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  360. 499
    THE 4% myth says:

    Bill-in gate

    Like

  361. 500
    AnonymousofAzabu says:

    FIDDLERS ON THE SPOOF

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  362. 501
    THE 4% myth says:

    The should be hung Parliament

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  363. 502
    Pelagius says:

    Aw, come on, it’s got to be “Brit-gate”!

    This name has got everything. The self-appointed, smug ‘Mother of Parliaments’. A state with no written constitution, so it’s legislature is above the law. The bizarre concept of Parliamentary Democracy which puts these MPs above other people.

    All British unionist parties involved but not the Scottish and Welsh nationalists. This is definitely a long-running British disease.

    And, of course, no revolt on the streets. Imagine if this was France, Italy, Belgium. There’s be riots by now.

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  364. 503
    I smell a pup said... says:

    or, to give credit to new media’s part in the shoot ‘em down……..

    Massively Multipiggy Outlay Recovery Pisstake Game

    Like

  365. 506
    JMT says:

    The Great Expenses Swine-dle

    Like

  366. 507
    andanotherthing says:

    I need a new top of the range Garden Gate Gate.

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  367. 508
    I smell a pup said... says:

    Newgate now!

    ….but they’ve probably claimed for that already… :-(

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  368. 509
    I smell a pup said... says:

    Pigs ‘R Us?

    Like

  369. 512
    I smell a pup said... says:

    Well, could we maybe credit them with the addition of a new word to the lexicon? How about

    ‘disclosophobia’

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  370. 514
    Anonymous says:

    The Awakening

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  371. 515
    Pienomics says:

    Snoutminster:

    noun…..a snoutminster
    adjective…..snoutminstered
    verb……..to snoutminster
    gerund……snoutminstering

    Like

  372. 516
    Pienomics says:

    The snoutminstering Justice Minister Smart Malik said he was 1000% clean.

    I wonder how many of his constituents might think it right for the taxpayer to buy him a ₤2,600 home cinema?

    We all know. Precisely none!

    That is snoutminstering of the highest order

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  373. 517
    what's going on says:

    When are we going to hear about Cooper and Balls ? It’s too quiet.

    Like

  374. 518
    Anon says:

    “Animal Farm”

    as all MPs are equal but some are certainly consider themselves more equal than others.

    Like

    • 555
      wibblewobble says:

      Like it! (plus added bonus, it doesn’t have the cliche USA word ‘gate’ attached)

      Like

  375. 519
    Anonymous says:

    ordure gate

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  376. 520
    Goebals Micky says:

    Book paper and film titles.

    The Big Fuckoff Surprise (not) Gate.

    Swillers with trotters on the Tillers.

    Curly tails and audit trails.

    The Bacon Connivance.

    Climbing the “Walls”.

    The thief of DadsBag.

    Pigs for a day. ( poor pigs are far nicer than any Mp)

    Above the Law.

    Hoggs and hospitality.

    Swine Fever.

    Spit Roast Shahid.

    Uk Parliament- The day after democracy.

    Ali Malik Babba and his 600 thieves.

    The MP’s guide- how to lie, cheat and steal your way to the top.

    Accounting for Dummies.

    Accounting for MP’s.

    427 ways to make a claim.

    Lies for professionals.

    Suspicion- a beginners guide to avoiding it.

    How to fuck up a country.

    The art of Makeup.

    Jaqui does Dallas.

    How to look young by Margaret Beckett.

    Courage- an in depth assessment by Gordon Brown.

    How to mismanage your mortgage.

    Plasma Tv’s- how to fiddle with them.

    Second homes- how not to fiddle with them.

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  377. 521
    Sir William Waad says:

    The Pig Roast

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  378. 522
    Malthus says:

    Who could oversee our Masters when they want to oversee themselves.

    Quis custodiet custodes.

    Like

  379. 523
    IainM says:

    I like the sound of Swinegate

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  380. 524
    Locutus of Borg says:

    TROUGHligate !

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  381. 525
    Pienomics says:

    MP’s first day at The Palace of Snoutminster:

    The difference between secondary and primary (aka how to trough the taxpayer)

    Secondary is primary when not secondary and secondary when not primary but can be secondary-secondary when there is no primary or can be secondary today, primary tomorrow and secondary the day after once you’ve trousered a tax free gain and want to buy a home cinema, bookcase, silk cushions, light bulbs, a take-away, a fridge, a masssage chair or have your moat cleaned.

    Secondary or primary can relate to houses, flats, an under stair cupboard in a relative’s house, a designer hotel or a private members club.

    Sleep-overs with lovers and pets could influence the location of where you normally sleep and whether the silk sheets are essential to your performance and thus an allowable expense. Such a claim could only apply to sleep-overs in a secondary site but as you are both judge and jury on this matter, the Fees Office will defer to the discretion of the Right Honourable Member.

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  382. 527
    Anon says:

    How about “Parliamentary expenses scandal”?

    Like

  383. 528
    Cutofyourjib says:

    Total Balls-up gate

    Like

  384. 529
    King Sil says:

    Supermarket Sweep

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  385. 530
    Don Coyote says:

    Snottergate

    Like

  386. 531

    Dungate.

    There’s a farm near Reigate, Surrey of this name, oddly enough.

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  387. 536
    Piers says:

    the Mother Of All Gravy Trains

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  388. 537
    Piers says:

    Martinsgate

    Like

  389. 538
    Piers says:

    Floodgate

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  390. 540
    brian says:

    “Flipping Parliament”

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  391. 543
    george says:

    All I know is that for the first time in 20 years of marriage I am ranting less than the wife. People who don’t usually give two thoughts about politics are suddenly discussing why the British system is so sick. That must be healthy. But only if we don’t all go back to sleep.

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  392. 544
    John says:

    I humbly suggest:
    (The) Pick-pocket Parliament

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  393. 546
    Titus Aduxas says:

    Profli-gate

    Like

  394. 547
    Mrs Trellis says:

    ‘Swinegate’ seems to be the popular choice.

    Snouts, troughs, flu – it all fits perfectly.

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  395. 548
    Poor bloody tax payer says:

    The 2nd Great Stink

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  396. 549
    Poor bloody tax payer says:

    or the even greater stink

    Like

  397. 550
    muppetfinder says:

    how about Traitorsgate because that is what they should be going through to the tower

    Like

  398. 551
    BluersedFly says:

    sorrygate

    Like

  399. 552
    BlueArsedFly says:

    Has anyone claimed for a gate?

    In which case, gategate

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  400. 553
    wibblewobble says:

    I think the whole ‘gate’ thing is too American, we need something more unique and more British, how about ‘The expenses party’

    Like

  401. 554
    infamy, they've all got it infamy says:

    Plasmagate

    Like

  402. 556
    a_goes_to_the_top says:

    MediaHypeFeedingFrenzy )!(

    Like

  403. 557

    How about Trottergqte?

    Like

  404. 558
    Mrs Ben says:

    FLIPPERGATE

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  405. 559
    Palace of Wasteminster says:

    Grabbergate. As any fule kno.

    Like

  406. 561
    Matt S says:

    Profli-gate

    Like

  407. 562
    Derek P says:

    Money Parliament

    Remember, that is what MP now stands for

    And remember it again when they give themselves a big pay rise.

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  408. 563
    The Rt Horrible C*nt for Pontefract and Castleford says:

    Claimgate or

    Hoongate

    becaus they’re all a bunch of fuckin hoons.

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  409. 564
    Lizzie says:

    Halloween has come early with a twist, it’s now “Trick and Treat”, Trick the public out of their money and treat themselves. There fore the scandal should be called “Grabgate”, as they are out to grab anything they can get.

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  410. 565
    Gilly says:

    Mercenary Parasites -gate!

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  411. 566
    Palace of Wasteminster says:

    Hide Perk Gate

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  412. 567
    Jack Hackett says:

    Troughgate is difficult to bypass.

    A simple Saxon/Norman word, which says it all.

    Now lets hang draw and quarter them.

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  413. 568
    Sam Chambers says:

    I sense history may well call it MoatGate — but of course the gate normally at a moat is a portcullis

    Like

  414. 569
    Tom Fullery says:

    The Great Gravy Train Robbery

    Like

  415. 572

    Let’s call it what it is – The Spiv Parliament

    Like

  416. 573
    Anonymous says:

    Houses of Plenty – gate

    Like

  417. 574
    Mr Christopher says:

    Anything but *gate, dear Guido!

    The history now unwinding before us is not a pale echo of American history.

    It is our own history, here on our island home!

    Like

  418. 575
    Mr Christopher says:

    PorkLips Now!

    Like

  419. 576
    The Master says:

    Fuckoffnowgate

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  420. 577
    Linky says:

    The Pigflu Purges

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  421. 578
    Ex Libris says:

    Shits United

    Loanbusters

    Taxi for Martin?

    Tumbrils for Troughers

    Nixon’s Heirs

    Who’s Sorry Now?

    Sausage Factory Favourites

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  422. 579
    MJC says:

    Pigs_in_shit_a_gate

    Like

  423. 580
    Frederick Stocken says:

    Fiddlegate?

    Like

  424. 582
    Bob Smith says:

    a ‘LIGHTBULB MOMENT’

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  425. 584
    Backwoodsman says:

    Buffersgate , as in the day the gravy train hit the buffers.

    Like

  426. 587
    angela says:

    Flippergate.

    Like

    • 594
      Col Blimp IV* says:

      Flippergate sounds good…I fired off a letter to The Sun suggesting they run with the Headline :
      ======================
      SACK THE FLIPPING B’STARDS?
      ======================

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  427. 588
    Steve Jobs says:

    Billsgate

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  428. 593
    Tetenterre says:

    Scumgate

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  429. 597
    mandyv says:

    Well whenever a bloody laugh was needed, it is now, some of the suggestions have cheered me up no end, after reading on the f2c blog, at least 3 of the biggest troughers are the biggest anti-smokers ever errrghh.
    I can smell the stench of hatred and anger brewing, from here!
    I do feel sorry though, for those who have not been troughing. None of them will get my vote though, but I will vote.
    Mine is “portuculis downgate scandal” lol
    mandyv

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  430. 598
    Tetenterre says:

    Troffergate

    Like

  431. 599
    Ella says:

    Ripofferama

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  432. 600
    Lord Delaval of Sluice says:

    This-is-what-happens-when-you-allow-some-talentless-jerk-to-install-himself-unelected-as-Prime-Minister-but-he-doesn’t-have-the-fucking-balls-to-tackle-all-the-thieving-shysters-that-infest-Westminster-gate.

    Or ‘Thisgate’, for short.

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  433. 601
    Lord Delaval of Sluice says:

    unbefuckinglievable-gate.

    Like

  434. 602
    Dr Mondo can help you says:

    claimed-for-a-gate ?

    have we had ‘fiddlegate’ yet ?

    fleecegate ?

    we-have-your-money-and-we-are-laughing-at-you-gate ?

    your-granny-starved-to-death-in-a-filthy-NHS-hospital-but-i’ve-just-had-the-bowling-green-done-thanks-old-chap-gate ?

    Like

  435. 603
    Lord Delaval of Sluice says:

    Why-the-fuck-are-the-Police-not-making-arrests-gate

    Like

  436. 607
    Anonymous says:

    The Credit Munch !!

    Like

  437. 608
    Orwell says:

    Animal Farm-Gate?

    Like

  438. 609
    troughers says:

    Shame Claim Gate

    Like

  439. 610
    Egg says:

    The Estuary of Pigs fiasco

    Like

  440. 612
    Ben Elton says:

    Seeing as it was all the fault of Mrs Thatcher I propose

    Missusthatchergate.

    Remember kids Vote Labour!

    Like

  441. 613
    Anonymous says:

    JULIE KIRKBRIDE MP
    David Cameron and the Telegraph have only part-facts. The graud is far greater than reported and Kirkbride is more culpable than MacKay. They do not have aa `family` home in the constuency. Ut is a flat on the top floor of Beoley Hall, and is the home of Kirkbride`s brother, Ian Kirkbride. He therefore benefits in kind at taxpayers expense. He is also paid for computer work out of parliamentary expenses and has no other job. Kirkbride purchased the flat for £95,000 in 1997 and completely refurbished and furnshed it at taxpayers expense. The mortgage was repaid and a new mortgage taken out in order to continue with the fraudulent activities. After only four years it was refurnished again at taxpayers expense but the new items were receipted to Bromsgrove but delivered to London. The £50,000 claim for a bedroom extension is also a fraud as the Bromsgrove flat is not capable of extension and it is a listed building. Where is the planning application and listed building consent? It would also be interesting to have the name of the recipent of £2,100 cleaning costs and the receipt. Kirkbride also claims £1,300 spouse travel costs even thogh MacKay is hardly ever there and Beoley Hall is certainly not `home`. Meanwhile Mackay claims £500 in reciprocal travel costs for his wife in yet another spectacular act of deceit.
    Nor do this pair own a flat in London as reported . They live in a large Georgian house in Vincent Square. Is spouse travel for trips to Bracknell or simply a double scam for going home? David Cameron has it wrong when he says the remedy is deselection because Kirkbride has her association sewn up and they will back her. The rerason is simple: Kirkbride exerts total financial control over the Dent family. Rita Dent is association secretary paid out of taxpayer funds, and a councillor following Kirkbride`s unsavoury discrediting of the sitting councillor who was anti-Kirkbride. Unemployed husband Alan Dent became a councillor under similar circumstances, and is now also association chairman. Daughter Naomi Dent was employed full-time as nanny to Kirkbride`s son Horatio at their London home, and her salary was claimed on parliamentary expenses as secretary. This family control the association on Kirkbride`s behalf. Any selection meeting would be fixed. David Cameron needs to grasp the nettle and remove her. If he does not his welcome tough-talking will be a sham. The problem will not go away. Kirkbride is a liability and these latest frauds are just the tip of the iceberg and there will be more to come. However messy Cameron must grasp the nettle now or the Kirkbride problem will continue to grow. A major fraud has been committed and Cameron needs to distance himself and the party from it – now!
    (ps for an excellent analysis of the MacKay character see `Cranmer`- it reads as if the author knows MacKay almost as well as I do!)

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    • 626
      Joe Bass says:

      Totally agree, we must clean out the debris – the hollier than thou class – who are basically self intrested hypocrites and not ‘wise persons from and answering to the electorate’.

      Like

  442. 614
    MUDGATE says:

    *

    IS VICTOR BLANK A BLANC BLANQUE BANGQKH CZECH

    OR IS VICTOR BLANK A DGJEWISH

    NAME

    Like

  443. 627
    Bill says:

    Trousergate

    Like

  444. 629
    JF says:

    Moatageddon

    Like

  445. 630
    PPL (Pigs Protection League) says:

    Please, Please, Please……….ENOUGH

    Like

  446. 631


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