May 16th, 2009

We Need a Name for this Scandal


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    Dumbfucks says:

    First = Dumbfucksgate

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    Rakes progress says:


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    Fuckersgate says:

    Second fuckersgate

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    mishari says:

    Aporkalypse Now.

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    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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    RavingMad says:

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

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    Geoffers says:

    Grand Theft Politico.

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    Willie says:


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    Clowngate says:

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

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    Ashiata says:


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    Bogeyman says:


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    Clowngate says:


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    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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    Icarus says:

    Just call it the Rotten Parliament

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    Animal Farm says:


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

    Snoughts in the trough.

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    Spliffe says:

    The Peculation Sensation?

    By the by, your fetus lovin’ hero is squirming with the best of them:

    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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    Anonymous says:


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    Troughgate of the Pork Parliament.

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    Head on a Pike says:


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    Democrat says:


    Free the English….

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    Anonymous says:

    How about Flippergate?

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    Call in Plod says:


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    NewGirl says:


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    geghiz the kahn says:


    a preview from a lucky hit on utube.

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    Call in Plod says:

    hmm — snappy , sounds good.

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    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    Rip van Winkle Gate:

    The public wakes up a little!

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    m1keyp says:

    Within the rules gate

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    Anonymous says:

    Snoutgate or fiddlegate or perhaps Wisteriadiddle

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    Harpic says:

    The Fiddler`s Ball

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    Anonymous says:


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    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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    The big D says:


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    Anonymous says:


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    strapworld says:


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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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    gordons cleaner says:

    animal farm gate

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    Anonymous says:

    Soon to be the Hung Parliament.

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    Oh, I could go on! :-)

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    Anonymous says:

    Swine fever.

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    Javelin says:


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


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    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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    Damn, I wish I’d thought of that! ;-)

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    fart frolics says:


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    martin. says:

    Revenge of the proles.

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    It's obvious... says:


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    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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    Call in Plod says:

    Sage stuffing gate

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    Trough Mixture says:

    The Big Plug of 2009.

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    A Dissatisfied Customer says:


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    johnny come lately says:

    Her Majesty The Queen,
    Buckingham Palace,
    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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    fart frolics says:

    Give us a fuckin’ general election-gate

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    martin. says:

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

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    geghiz the kahn says:


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

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    Minekiller says:


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    david says:


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    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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    Jack Night says:


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    Anonymous says:

    The Troughocaust.

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    Jack Night says:

    or profligate

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    Popeye says:


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    Old Nick Heavenly says:

    Approved by the government gate

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    geghiz the kahn says:

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

    westminster palace gate

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    Road_Hog says:

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

    Is there some deal done?

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    Another mad Fife git says:

    Relaxedaboutthisgate (Tam Dalziel)

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    WobblyJim says:


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    Heads on poles says:

    Yes – this is the one.

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    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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    Democrat says:

    He’ll just claim travelling expenses for going to see her.

    Free the English, M’am ….

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    Arfur says:


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    Crackers says:

    Help Oneselfgate
    House of Common Crooks

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    Wight Tory says:


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    Finnpog says:

    Hanged Parliament would be better to watch on the tellybox

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    Exiled in Wales says:


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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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    It's obvious... says:

    Swine Coup (like Swine flu)

    Porking Parliamentarian Purge (P3 instead of G3)

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    Another mad Fife git says:


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    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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    Anonymous says:

    48 beat you

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    Stephen says:

    Profligate – yes!

    But I smiled at Aporkalypse now (4) too.

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    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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    Brown stink says:


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    honest john says:

    GREEDFEST-gate 2009

    There’ll be another one in 2010 for sure

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    Swiss Bob says:



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

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    Ashiata says:


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    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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    Anonymous says:

    Pigging Hell

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    Anonymous says:

    Sounds too much like the word and wouldn’t run well in a sentence.

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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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    geghiz the kahn says:


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    shift the blame says:


    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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    a darlek says:


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    Anonymous says:

    The Great Swine Robbery.

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    Jonathan Cook says:


    ……….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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    Talwin says:


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    Julian says:


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    Scallywag says:

    … or even just Flipgate?

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    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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    Anna R says:

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

    Too late, Too late, Too late……..

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    Anonymous says:

    Purge the swine in 2009

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    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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    Knackered OAP says:

    I think the best is the post above ( can’t find the number now) suggesting:-

    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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    Anonymous says:


    The Long Claim

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    Merrowman says:

    “Rotten Parliament” has my vote

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

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    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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    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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    “I have a little List” …. gate

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    spike says:


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    Anonymous says:

    The word is “hanged”

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    Anonymous says:


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    Anonymous says:

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

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    Anonymous says:

    Grand Theft Autocrat

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    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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    Huznia F Inkloo says:


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    oldrightie says:


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    Anonymous says:

    THe Great Expose

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    Willie says:

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

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    Anonymous says:

    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.”


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    Chairman Mao says:

    The broke Parliament.

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    Pissed off voter says:



    Commons theft

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    oldrightie says:

    Is my “trufflegate” awating moderation?

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    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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    CeleryApplesWalnutsGrapes says:


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    oldrightie says:

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

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    Pissed off voter says:

    Parliamentary pillage

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    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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    williamtov says:

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

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    Anonymous says:

    Gate is rather limiting as a descriptor

    How about the Great Gravy Train Robbery ?

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    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.

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    High Quality Bookcases are a Legitimate Expense says:

    He can go back to Quangoland then.

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    Ventriloquist's Dummy says:


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    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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    Anonymous says:

    Traitors gate

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    Theaetetus says:

    We should call it Animal Farm.

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    Walter Mitty says:

    Exit Gate

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    Anonymous says:


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    I am Sick says:

    Steal of the century.

    How to claim a million.


    The unbroken rules.


    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.


    Add gate or scandal where appropriate.

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    jo public says:

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

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

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    Anonymous says:


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    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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    Robc says:

    Stretching it slightly I would go with OBFUSGATE.

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    Optimistic idiot says:

    It’s the end of an era

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    jo public says:

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

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    Robc says:

    “Medieval Total Charlatans”

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    A British Pedant says:

    You, Sir, are a Mirthless Pedant

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    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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    Anonymous says:


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    chris g says:

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

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    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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    Anonymous says:

    Name it Swine sue.

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    Anonymous says:

    Independence Day

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    Anonymous says:

    Zanushi – the absence of conscience

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    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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    wee logician says:

    seconding “profligate”

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    Woodward and Bernstein says:

    Water Feature Gate

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    Trough Mixture says:

    Top Drawer. Well done!

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    Shahid Malik says:

    Loreal Gate (because I’m worth it)

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    Peter says:


    (Have you read Animal Farm recently)

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    The baronessleaze says:


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    Palace of Wasteminster says:


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    BOF2BS says:


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    BOF2BS(2) says:


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    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.


    Parliamentary Pickpockets-Exposed.

    Unfair to pigs.

    Pig sues for defamation of character.

    We follow the rules and treat you like fools.


    The Great British Expenses Con.

    Odour! Odour! in the sty.

    Walk of shame.

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    billy says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Fiddlers Hall

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    Uneeda Hamscan says:

    Pigmegate, Profitmegate, Commonscon.dotcom.

    ‘Hamscam’ or ‘Hamscan – ID’d’ – sorry if anyone has done these yet.

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    Watch this Space says:

    The Wrong Parliament

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    Anonymous says:

    Hey I was gonna say that, great minds and all that. : 0

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    adge says:


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    Ivor Phartparp says:

    I like that. It’d be great on a T-shirt.

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    rotten johnny says:

    god save the queen and her bolshevik regime

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    Ivor Phartparp says:


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    It doesn't add up... says:

    Parliament of Thieves

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    Pissed off voter says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Porkonomics! :-)

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    The big D says:

    I think you will find that the B Liars parliament or the Brown parliament are best placed, until the next installment of respect destroying behavior comes along.

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    Pissed off voter says:

    Erected memberscam

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    Smiddy says:


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    cynicalHiglander says:


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    Pissed off voter says:


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    TheCourtOfPublicOpinion says:


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    his lordship of hoggtrough says:

    Guido, surely only one thing for it…..

    The Re-moat Parliament

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    vervet says:


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    HamFisted says:

    Lucky In The Sty With Diamonds.

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    *** WINNER *** says:

    This is the winner.

    Captures both the clever word play of “Profligate” and the greedy troughing pigs that MPs are

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    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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    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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    crown blog says:

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

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    *** WINNER *** says:

    troughligate is better

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    Anonymous says:

    the “eXes Files”

    The Truth is In There – Somewhere….

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    Nemo says:

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

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    BOF2BS(3) says:


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    BOF2BS(4) says:


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    fidothedog says:

    Troughligate as in pigs in the proverbial.

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    Wat Tyler says:

    The Peasants Revolt.

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    Droopy Drawers says:


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    Thon Brocket says:


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    Anonymous says:

    The Great Debauchery

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    Devonport Dave says:

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

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    Charcoal says:


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    Can't Kukri, Won't Kukri says:

    A fair point well made.

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    StradeyParker says:

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

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    DisgustedOfMitcham2 says:

    The glorious and bloody revolution of 2010.

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    Wat Tyler says:

    I agree, saw her on Question time, strewth.

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    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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    I am Sick says:

    The last goodbuy.

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    Titus Groan says:


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    eye-eye says:

    That drip is getting worse

  224. 224
    gordons cleaner says:

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

  225. 225
    Lickyalips says:

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

  226. 226
    Anonymous says:


  227. 227
    Tyler says:

    After tomorrow it might be Ballsgate!!!

  228. 228
    rumbo says:

    Billings Gate

  229. 229
    petuniabean says:


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    Throbber says:


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    Kompani says:


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    Diablo says:


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    anonymouse in the Treasury skirting boards says:

    The dishonourable Parliament

  234. 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 !

  235. 235
    Anonymous says:

    The Wrong Parliament? Where is our New Model Army though?

  236. 236
    Anonymous says:

    thats the winner

  237. 237
    Bewildebeest says:

    For Alan Duncan – Garden Gate ?

  238. 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

  239. 239
    T Roffingham-Pease says:


    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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    eye-eye says:


    It’s-over- gate or just over-gate


    fiddlers under the roof



    gogate go-now-gate


    watergate II


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

  241. 241
    Angi N Stugoodfrum says:

    The West-trough affair.

  242. 242
    Gene Hunt says:


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    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

  244. 244
    Arthur Haynes (Comedian) says:




    or just the Cromwell quote:


    AH (C)

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    eye-eye says:



  246. 246
    Anonymous says:


  247. 247

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


    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.

  248. 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!

  249. 249
    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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    eye-eye says:

    You missed the obvios there:- Sorry_Gate

  251. 251
    Detritus says:


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    pp says:

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

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

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

  253. 253
    pp says:

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

  254. 254
    The King's Gambit says:

    Cheque Gate

  255. 255
    eye-eye says:


  256. 256
    Cato Street Conspirator says:


  257. 257
    mv says:


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

  258. 258
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    The End of an Error.

  259. 259
    Richard Timney says:


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    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

  261. 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…

  262. 262
    14 Seconds says:

    Swine Fivers

  263. 263
    Dick Cheese says:

    They are a complete shower of wanking troughoonanists.

  264. 264
    eye-eye says:

    or possibly……billinsgate

  265. 265
    eye-eye says:


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    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.

  267. 267
    tony says:


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    14 Seconds says:


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    Richard Timney says:



  270. 270
    Airey Belvoir says:

    ‘Moatsandbeamsgate’ – covers both parties and reminds us of the most ridiculous claims.

  271. 271
    Sir Troughing-Oinksalot says:

    Better call in a plumber about that drip…don’t worry, you can put the cost down on expenses…

  272. 272
    anonymous says:


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    G says:

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

  274. 274
    cutofyourjib says:

    “The Great Malfeasance Scandal”

  275. 275
    cutofyourjib says:

    Actually, just seen


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

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

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

    3. a profligate person.

    If the shoe fits…

  276. 276
    albacore says:


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    dreonk says:


  278. 278
    sukyspook says:

    Love it!

  279. 279
    Anonymous says:

    Neck or genitals?

  280. 280
    Not for the Times says:

    The Motherf*ck£r of All Parliaments

  281. 281
    Flippin' eck says:

    My choice too!

  282. 282
  283. 283
    Chris says:

    Koshergate – No pork anymore !

  284. 284
    Anonymous says:

    The Greedy Parliament

  285. 285
    Bath plugs for the many, not the few says:

    This will go down in history as the Rotten Parliament.

  286. 286
    Anonymous says:

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

  287. 287
    George Lucas says:

    My lawyers will be in touch shortly…

  288. 288
    Pienomics says:

    How about:


    It can be,

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

  289. 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.

  290. 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.

  291. 291
    Colly Wobbler says:

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

  292. 292
    Anonymous says:

    not in scotland

  293. 293
    Arresh Thalottavum says:

    The Head-Swill Role

  294. 294
    Disgruntled voter says:


  295. 295
    Ivor Big Garden MP says:

    Expense gate? Is that an instruction?

  296. 296
    Chris says:

    Doesnt the name Kaufman translate rather appropriately. Should be Kauf(withthetaxpayersmoney)man.

  297. 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.

  298. 298
    KARIN says:


  299. 299
    Anonymous says:


  300. 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

  301. 301
    Bogeyman says:

    142 has it. Even better than mine.

  302. 302
    Silvio Tanner says:


  303. 303
    VotR says:

    I’m personally referring to this SCANDAL as:


    Enough said, really.

  304. 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.

  305. 305
    youskumtayfuq says:


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


  306. 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.

  307. 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.

  308. 308
    Pienomics says:

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


  309. 309
    pp says:

    The Great Betrayal

  310. 310
    Great Granddad says:

    “Swinegate flu”

    The pandemic of the noughties.

  311. 311
    Keyo says:


  312. 312
    Flippin' eck says:

    Whilst being grammatically incorrect:

    The Louses of Parliament.

  313. 313
    I Squiggle says:


    (From a definition of Deprecate: “to pray for deliverance from”)

  314. 314
    Keyo says:

    spellt this way tROTTERgate or tROTTERSgate

  315. 315
    Keyo says:


  316. 316
    George Owell says:

    ROTFL – brilliant

  317. 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.

  318. 318
    Silvio Talli says:



  319. 319
    petuniabean says:

    In the old days it would have been:




  320. 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

  321. 321
    Flippin' eck says:

    Hans(ard) in the till?

  322. 322
    Gloucester Old Spot says:


  323. 323
    Flippin' eck says:

    fLaw n’ Order (order)!

  324. 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.

  325. 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.

  326. 326
    Anonymous says:

    Vouchergate ?

    Tabgate ?

    Slategate ?

    NIMBYgate ?

    Flippergate ?

    Martingate ?

    Speaker’s Corner(ed) ?

    Mickgate ?

    Residence Evil ?

  327. 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.

  328. 328
    trotter says:

    I can sell any number of these on that there ebay.

  329. 329
    Gorbals Mick says:

    Broons a HoonGate

  330. 330
    Anonymous says:

    ATMgate ?

    Receiptgate ?


    Guidogate ? more McPoison tale

    Castigate ?

    Unevengait ?

    Dogsdinnergate ?

    Kellygate ?

  331. 331
    Gorbals Mick says:

    The Great Flip and Stole Swindle.

  332. 332
    Anonymous says:


  333. 333
    Anonymous says:

    Trottersgate ?

  334. 334
    Mr Ivor Expense-Account says:


    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

  335. 335
    Anonymous says:

    Greedygate ?

    Greedgate ?

    Pariahgate ? play on pariah state

  336. 336
    Anon says:

    The silence of the pigs.

  337. 337
    Anonymous says:

    Houseofparliamentgate ?

    HOPgate ?

    or 2HOPgate ?

  338. 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…

  339. 339
    mongoose says:


  340. 340
    Free Sherry says:

    mentalist cripplegate

  341. 341
    Silvio Tanner says:



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  343. 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.


  344. 344
    Anonymous says:

    Moregate ?

    Morgate ?

    Curtainsgate ?

    Locationgate ?

    WEANgate – wholly exclusively and necessarily

    Nemesisgate ?

    Hubrisgate ?


  345. 345
    John Pate says:

    Business as usual.

  346. 346
    Dave Figgley says:

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

  347. 347
    Martin Ott says:

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

  348. 348
    P.C. Filth says:

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

  349. 349
    British Fruit Importers Assn says:

    It’s all lies, I tell you.

  350. 350
    Silvio Tanner says:



  351. 351
    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.

  352. 352
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  354. 354


  355. 355
    JollyRoger says:

    Raw Meat Gate – or the RM scandal.

    This Little Piggy Gate – or TLP.

  356. 356
    Anon says:

    The reckoning.

  357. 357
    fitaloon says:

    oinkgate or oiksgate

  358. 358
    eye-eye says:

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

  359. 359
    Anon says:


  360. 360
  361. 361
    Anonymous says:

    The expenses crunch
    The people strike back
    Troughing bubble crash

  362. 362
    eye-eye says:

    Sureley Heather Brooke must be in the name. she deserves it more than anyone

  363. 363
    Anonymous says:


    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

  364. 364

    143 does it for me –

    Animal Farm

    Works on several levels.

  365. 365
    Anon says:

    The Purge. The Great Firing.

  366. 366
    eye-eye says:

    sorry posted this below, not having seen this first. Credit goes to you

  367. 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.

  368. 368
    Anonymous says:

    It has to be WISTERIAGATE.

  369. 369
    Joe Bass says:


  370. 370
    Anon says:

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

  371. 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….

  372. 372
    Anon says:

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

  373. 373
    Michael Davies says:

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

  374. 374
    Anon says:

    The raid on the piggy bank.

  375. 375
    MonkeyBot5000 says:

    I like this. ^

    It’s all getting a bit tabloidy with the -gates. We need something more historic sounding.

  376. 376

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

  377. 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.

  378. 378

    Oops, sorry.
    The correct link is TROUGHLIGATE.

  379. 379
    Chris P Bacon says:

    Shouldn’t the frying of the pigs be in there somewhere?

  380. 380
    Anon says:

    Or you could just say

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

  381. 381
    Ignited says:

    Swine Flu

  382. 382
    Anon says:

    Excellent suggestion.

  383. 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.

  384. 384
    Patrick says:

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


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

  385. 385
    Anon says:

    Asnout turn

  386. 386
    Four-eyed English Genius says:


  387. 387
    Anon says:

    “Absolutely brilliant” Chris!

  388. 388
    a darlek says:

    marrgate – but only if he has been fiddling expenses.

  389. 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.

  390. 390

    I’ve been going with Troughligate, I thought it was perfect.
    Check out THE DEFINITION

  391. 391
    Anonymous says:

    I Agree

  392. 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)

  393. 393
    Richard Nixon says:


  394. 394
    Richard Timney says:


  395. 395
    Phil_Sykes says:


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

  396. 396
    TPR says:

    Sounds like a winner to me!!!

  397. 397
    Massey Vardon says:

    We’ve already had one of those. The Ripoff Parliament?

  398. 398
  399. 399
    Anon says:

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

  400. 400
    William Blakes Ghost says:

    Has to be Porkergate!

  401. 401
    Anon says:

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

  402. 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).

  403. 403
    Seasick Dave says:


  404. 404
    Fatty Seatbuckle says:

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

  405. 405
    Anon says:

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

  406. 406
    Anon says:

    The hogmen.

  407. 407
    Mr Happy says:

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

    There’s gonna be a party!

  408. 408
    post industrial society says:

    what british car is there to buy?

  409. 409
    Anonymous says:

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

    Get some imagination people.

  410. 410
    Archullus says:


    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.

  411. 411
    Anonymous says:

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

  412. 412
    Koba says:

    How about


    or even

    “Totas Porcus”

  413. 413
    Phil_Sykes says:

    How about:

    “Bill Gates”

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


  414. 414
    Koba says:


    Should be: “Totus Porcus”

  415. 415
    Phil_Sykes says:

    OK – here’s a good one:


  416. 416
    Anon says:

    Broomsday Broonsday.

  417. 417
    Anon says:

    Fall of the moat bridge.

  418. 418
    Maggie says:

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

  419. 419

    Yes, ‘The Purged Parliament of 2009′ has certain ring to it and I can see it in the pages of a history book.

  420. 420
    Chris P Bacon says:

    The Westminster Bacon-slicer Massacre

  421. 421
    Labourwipeout says:

    “No whitewash claimed for at the whitehouse”

  422. 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

  423. 423
    Mr R Timney says:

    Red hot readers wife gate

  424. 424
    Anonymous says:

    And your point is?

  425. 425
    Anonymous says:


  426. 426
    Anonymous says:

    ornamental gate on expenses gate

  427. 427
    Anonymous says:


  428. 428
    Anonymous says:

    i like gravygate. does what it says.

  429. 429
    barefootcontessa says:

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

  430. 430
    Anonymous says:


  431. 431
    anon says:


  432. 432
    Anonymous says:


  433. 433
    R Sole says:

    Horse-shit Gate

  434. 434
    arpad says:


  435. 435
    Cato the uncensor says:

    Animal Farmgate or the Piggy Parliament

  436. 436
    Vlad the Impaler says:

    Bonfire of self-idolatry.

  437. 437
    Kate H. says:

    WestminsterFuckpigs Gate

  438. 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.

  439. 439
    arpad says:

    slight error of judgement gate

  440. 440
    Kate H. says:

    PoliticiansAreFuckingNotWorthShite Gate

  441. 441
    Kate H. says:

    ParliamentSux Gate

  442. 442
    Itwisnaeme says:

    A big boy did it and run away Gate.

  443. 443
    Kate H. says:

    LaughingMySocksOff Gate

  444. 444
    wrightyboy says:

    “Marks and Expenses”

  445. 445
    Kate H. says:

    JailTheBastards Gate

  446. 446
    Kate H. says:

    TheSystemIsWrong Gate (not my fault…)

  447. 447
    Kate H. says:

    Fucked Gate

  448. 448
    Kate H. says:

    TheDayDemocracyDied Gate

  449. 449
    Kate H. says:

    Order-Order Gate

  450. 450
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

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

  451. 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

  452. 452
    Anon says:

    The Reckoning. The Great Shaming.

  453. 453
    Kate H. says:

    ServesThemRight Gate

  454. 454
    Palace of Wasteminster says:

    Wastegate, then.

  455. 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!

  456. 456
    Linda says:


    Off with their heads to the Tower of London Gate

  457. 457
    John Bellingham says:

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

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

  458. 458
    Jon1 says:

    Theyclaimforthem Gate

  459. 459
    Jon1 says:

    or perhaps

    Theyclaimforthemselves Gate

  460. 460
  461. 461
    Colonel Mustard says:

    Swinegate … accurate AND topical ….

  462. 462
    Gorbals Mick says:

    It’s America’s Fault Gate.

  463. 463
    Colonel Mustard says:

    Or maybe Martingate ? Speakergate?

  464. 464
    Gorbals Mick says:

    Someone switch the light off and close the gate.

  465. 465
    dunkbull says:

    Expense Seive

  466. 466
    Andrew McDonald says:

    Fannygate after Jaquis second porno allowance

  467. 467
    Anonymous says:

    By Junius

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

    or ‘ Robbergate’ – for clarity

  468. 468
    stilyagi_air_corps says:

    Very Good!

  469. 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.

  470. 470
    Anonymous says:

    “Dirty Water” is a trademarked name of Dirty Water Records so think again.

  471. 471
    williamtov says:

    The Corrupt Parliament

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

  472. 472
    royston says:

    Armageddon rich seems appropriate- Royston

  473. 473
    Aristotle says:


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

  474. 474


  475. 475
    Ian E says:

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

  476. 476
    Anonymous says:

    The curious case of fraud and glutton

    Close encounters of the fraud kind


  477. 477
    Isometimesgetpaidforthisshit says:


    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.

  478. 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.

  479. 479
    Odds Bodkins says:

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

  480. 480
    Anonymous says:

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


  481. 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
    For your pokets only
    Licence to Steal

  482. 482
    N18MER says:

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

    The Nuremburg Parliament.

  483. 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..

  484. 484
    THE 4% myth says:

    ” The Rottery “

  485. 485
    THE 4% myth says:

    Ripoff dot commons

  486. 486
    csaba says:

    The pong parliament

  487. 487
    petuniabean says:


  488. 488
    AnonymousofAzabu says:


  489. 489
    robert says:


  490. 490
    AnonymousofAzabu says:


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

  491. 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.

  492. 492
    AnonymousofAzabu says:


  493. 493
    lofa on the sofa says:


  494. 494
    gate says:


  495. 495
    king chillout says:

    The Parliament With No Shame.

  496. 496

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

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

    The 646 Fraud

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

    or, The 646 Scam

  499. 499
    THE 4% myth says:

    Bill-in gate

  500. 500
    AnonymousofAzabu says:


  501. 501
    THE 4% myth says:

    The should be hung Parliament

  502. 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.

  503. 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

  504. 504

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

  505. 505

    “Snoutgate” does not do it. How about “Thieving Statist Moneygrubbers”?

  506. 506
    JMT says:

    The Great Expenses Swine-dle

  507. 507
    andanotherthing says:

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

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

    Newgate now!

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

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

    Pigs ‘R Us?

  510. 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…..

  511. 511

    Teach the buggers a lesson in liberalism and economics it so will. then we don’t need all there “Gates”. Ever.

  512. 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


  513. 513
    pugsy says:

    142 has my vote…

  514. 514
    Anonymous says:

    The Awakening

  515. 515
    Pienomics says:


    noun…..a snoutminster
    verb…… snoutminster

  516. 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

  517. 517
    what's going on says:

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

  518. 518
    Anon says:

    “Animal Farm”

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

  519. 519
    Anonymous says:

    ordure gate

  520. 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.

  521. 521
    Sir William Waad says:

    The Pig Roast

  522. 522
    Malthus says:

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

    Quis custodiet custodes.

  523. 523
    IainM says:

    I like the sound of Swinegate

  524. 524
    Locutus of Borg says:

    TROUGHligate !

  525. 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.

  526. 526
    Malthus says:

    “Swinegate” is good.

    It has my vote.

  527. 527
    Anon says:

    How about “Parliamentary expenses scandal”?

  528. 528
    Cutofyourjib says:

    Total Balls-up gate

  529. 529
    King Sil says:

    Supermarket Sweep

  530. 530
    Don Coyote says:


  531. 531


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

  532. 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.

  533. 533
    Julian says:


  534. 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.

  535. 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.

  536. 536
    Piers says:

    the Mother Of All Gravy Trains

  537. 537
    Piers says:


  538. 538
    Piers says:


  539. 539
    Postle says:

    I like that one – Parliabent

  540. 540
    brian says:

    “Flipping Parliament”

  541. 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

  542. 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

  543. 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.

  544. 544
    John says:

    I humbly suggest:
    (The) Pick-pocket Parliament

  545. 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.

  546. 546
    Titus Aduxas says:


  547. 547
    Mrs Trellis says:

    ‘Swinegate’ seems to be the popular choice.

    Snouts, troughs, flu – it all fits perfectly.

  548. 548
    Poor bloody tax payer says:

    The 2nd Great Stink

  549. 549
    Poor bloody tax payer says:

    or the even greater stink

  550. 550
    muppetfinder says:

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

  551. 551
    BluersedFly says:


  552. 552
    BlueArsedFly says:

    Has anyone claimed for a gate?

    In which case, gategate

  553. 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’

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


  555. 555
    wibblewobble says:

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

  556. 556
    a_goes_to_the_top says:

    MediaHypeFeedingFrenzy )!(

  557. 557

    How about Trottergqte?

  558. 558
    Mrs Ben says:


  559. 559
    Palace of Wasteminster says:

    Grabbergate. As any fule kno.

  560. 560
    Finnpog says:


    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”

  561. 561
    Matt S says:


  562. 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.

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

    Claimgate or


    becaus they’re all a bunch of fuckin hoons.

  564. 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.

  565. 565
    Gilly says:

    Mercenary Parasites -gate!

  566. 566
    Palace of Wasteminster says:

    Hide Perk Gate

  567. 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.

  568. 568
    Sam Chambers says:

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

  569. 569
    Tom Fullery says:

    The Great Gravy Train Robbery

  570. 570
    Bordeaux Binger says:

    Surely it all started as Speakersgate – Jimmy?

  571. 571
    Flippin' eck says:


    I really like that one.

  572. 572

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

  573. 573
    Anonymous says:

    Houses of Plenty – gate

  574. 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!

  575. 575
    Mr Christopher says:

    PorkLips Now!

  576. 576
    The Master says:


  577. 577
    Linky says:

    The Pigflu Purges

  578. 578
    Ex Libris says:

    Shits United


    Taxi for Martin?

    Tumbrils for Troughers

    Nixon’s Heirs

    Who’s Sorry Now?

    Sausage Factory Favourites

  579. 579
    MJC says:


  580. 580
    Frederick Stocken says:


  581. 581
    Dave says:


  582. 582
    Bob Smith says:


  583. 583
    Porn? Meet E-scandal says:

    That Peter Mandleson does not have the right letters in his name the rotten barsteward!

  584. 584
    Backwoodsman says:

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

  585. 585
    Blears coal pond says:


  586. 586
    John Locke says:


  587. 587
    angela says:


  588. 588
    Steve Jobs says:


  589. 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.

  590. 590
    Goat says:

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

  591. 591
    Goat says:

    Best so far.

  592. 592
    Goat says:

    The fiddler balls.

  593. 593
    Tetenterre says:


  594. 594
    Col Blimp IV* says:

    Flippergate sounds good…I fired off a letter to The Sun suggesting they run with the Headline :

  595. 595

    Neat! Profiligate! :D

  596. 596
    Barry Norman says:

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

    Good one

  597. 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

  598. 598
    Tetenterre says:


  599. 599
    Ella says:


  600. 600
    Lord Delaval of Sluice says:


    Or ‘Thisgate’, for short.

  601. 601
    Lord Delaval of Sluice says:


  602. 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 ?

  603. 603
    Lord Delaval of Sluice says:


  604. 604
    Yoda says:

    Incitatus not is she

  605. 605
    Anonymous says:

    In homage to a fine tradition, surely “Troughergate”?

  606. 606
  607. 607
    Anonymous says:

    The Credit Munch !!

  608. 608
    Orwell says:

    Animal Farm-Gate?

  609. 609
    troughers says:

    Shame Claim Gate

  610. 610
    Egg says:

    The Estuary of Pigs fiasco

  611. 611
    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.

  612. 612
    Ben Elton says:

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


    Remember kids Vote Labour!

  613. 613
    Anonymous says:

    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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    MUDGATE says:





  615. 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.

  616. 616
    going down the pan says:

    dirty stinking lowlife scumsucking thieving conning embezeling pondlife trousering trougher gate

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    Tommy MacUppercase says:







  618. 618
    going down the pan says:


  619. 619
    going down the pan says:


  620. 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

  621. 621
    going down the pan says:

    how about GALLOWSGATE we need a military coup gate

  622. 622
    going down the pan says:

    no wonder MFI went bust £1495 for a chest of drawers gate

  623. 623
    going down the pan says:

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

  624. 624
    going down the pan says:


  625. 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

  626. 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’.

  627. 627
    Bill says:


  628. 628
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, Troughgate sounds just about right.

  629. 629
    JF says:


  630. 630
    PPL (Pigs Protection League) says:

    Please, Please, Please……….ENOUGH

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