May 18th, 2009

Sacked Media Adviser: “I Told You So, Mr Speaker”

bye-speakerJohn Stonborough spun for the Speaker and the House of Commons Commission from 2001 to 2003. He was hired because he understood how to handle a hostile media environment.

On Stonborough’s blog he reflects back on how Michael Martin dealt with critical counsel:

On the July 1, 2003, I had one of my regular private meetings with the Speaker in his study overlooking the river. It was a friendly encounter, just the two of us, and I decided to mention this business of claiming for his second home. I think I had mentioned it once previously. I should not have needed to do this, but few Commons officials had the guts to voice their concerns to him. I did.

The Speaker went puce. He told me to stay where I was and summoned the Clerk of the House, Roger Sands, and made me repeat my “allegation” in front of him. I wrote to the Speaker afterwards saying I thought he had been a bit rough on me. Being an adviser is not a popularity contest. The Speaker never spoke to me again and like others before and after me I was cast out.

The speaker is a proud, stubborn and incompetent obstacle to reform because he has abused the system as badly as the worst parliamentarian.  Time’s up…


  1. 1
    yarnesfromhorsham says:

    From Radio 4 this morning it seems to be only the Scots sticking up for him Now why is that?

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    tie a yellow ribbon says:

    Like everything rotten about this Parliament

    It started in Scotland

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    Churchill's Cattleprod says:

    Its the electoral promise that he will dispense free Deep-fried Mars bars and bottles of Irn-Bru from his limo, provided that the people of Glasgow North East vote his son into power.

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    Cross Party Consensus says:

    Speaker retires to spend more time with his pension,public anger drawn with pointless vote in EU elections. Does’nt matter who’s elected in Europe,they will disappear into Brussels quagmire. Business resumed as usual.

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    Russell says:

    I see John Redwood is a thief as well. Depressing – I was hoping my MP was going to be one of the good ones. No Tory vote for me until the bastard is gone. He seems to think it is OK for him to keep the deposit that was put down on a flat for him. Even when the fees office asked for the money back he only gave them 800 of the 2800 quid asked for claiming the landlord had kept the rest for cleaning etc. Who the fuck does he think he is? If I damaged my property so badly the landlord withheld 2000 pounds I would be ashamed of myself but he seems to think the taxpayer should pay for his filthy living – and lets be honest, he pocketed it. There was no damage. Either way he needs to resign NOW.

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    Half the Story Told says:

    He is a fat pig, who troughed like a good un. Useless, incompetent and an advocate for self importance and his own benefit.

    Rumour is he is seeking to have his son installed as his heir to the seat.

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    Papasmurf says:

    This personal account from one that was at the heart of the system is devastating news.

    It shows that there was foreknowledge that the claimin was NOT RIGHT and Martin himself knew that the allegation had to be proved. His reaction to obtain a witness is in itself interesting as it shows that there is an independent person that can verify the account.

    How many hails in his coffin does he want??

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    Well I’m certainly not sticking up for him. The only scot i can see sticking up for him is that old drunk Foulkes.

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    There’s big pieces missing in this jigsaw … but first the speaker.

    For a start – MP’s seem to believe that the housing allowance is theirs, part of their salary – and the speaker seems quite stuck in that rut. From that point of view of that muddy rut – claiming for all sorts of daft stuff is just a charade anyway. I even get the impression that’s the way the fees office think. What’s irritating about that is that if they had an openly £90k salary it would piss us off a bit, but the politicians seem to think that they can spin and hide the real facts from the public. Thats about as surprising as dogs barking, or cats catching mice.

    We now know all about that stuff but Here’s whats not on the telegraph’s spreadsheet:
    What about the office/IT allowances etc?
    What about the staff budget?

    The latter will be getting used for researchers in a party-political way – but that could be reasonable if they’re adding to the sum knowledge of parliment and helping constituents. But we do already know its been used badly. (Conway, Dover)

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    What’s sickening is that Martin will say he’ll stand down at the election – and the mealy-mouthed creeps will accept that. Presumably, either way, he’ll also get a peerage so he can personally go on troughing.

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    Anonymous says:

    Will no one rid us of this pig?

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    Malthus says:

    Everything rotten in Parliament.

    “It all started in Scotland.”

    I never realised that — it could be true!

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    Anonymous says:

    What you are not hearing is how far ahead in the polls in jockland the snp are it looks like the jocks are for the off, once brown goes labour in jockland will be decapitated and therefore finnished the jocks supporting irish mick are trying to save their skins and keep bleeding the english of their money when the jocks go we do not want foreigners in the english parliament and we wont be paying their effin pensions either

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    NewGirl says:

    I think his attitude epitomises everything that is wrong about the parliamentary labour party. His arrogance, pig headed refusal to admit error, and his disdain for the electorate is marked. That type of behaviour was typified by a number of leading lights in Blair’s government, never mind Brown’s. Look at Mandleson and Irvine and the way they behaved years ago. And the Speaker’s bullying of his critics is symptomatic of so many of them too. I can’t wait for the chickens to come home to roost. And if they try and let him slink off to the Lords, I hope the public outcry will be deafening. They’ve treated us like idiots for long enough.

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    Tyburn Jig says:

    “It started in Scotland”.

    It should end at Tyburn.

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    art1000 says:

    This filth is Scottish in name only. They have been hatched to hate Scotland and its national aspirations. If they do not give a monkeys about Scotland do you really expect them to give a shit about Englandshire? They will ‘take what they are owed’.

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    goebbels mick says:

    I didn’t get into politics not to have what is owed to me.

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    Anonymous says:

    Do they allow fullstops in Broadmoor?

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    robin hood says:

    Scotland is run like a fiefdom, England like a thiefdom.

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    Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Ha.

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    Tyburn Jig says:

    These troughing MPs make Arthur Daley look like a mendicant monk.

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    eye-eye says:

    Are we living in a bubble on here. No mention of any of this on the front page of The Mirror.

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    Get Rid Of The Kunts says:

    Is it technically possible to HANG a FAT KOONT ? Or will the rope break ? :)

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    MM says says:

    ‘I didn’t get where I am today without being a greedy troughing bastard thieving pig’.

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    G.McCann says:

    from one straight guy to another, you’ve got my vote Mick!

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    K.McCann says:

    aye, and mine!

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    Cardinal Richelieu's mole says:

    So under Speaker Martin the Fees Office has not been exercising check and control, or any guardianship function, but rather has acted in the role of accomplice to embezzlement – including for his own activities!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Just to rectify some new delusions that have arisen from this mess. People should not have ‘FAITH’ in politicians, ONLY the greatest of cynicism. If people vote for parties other than the three major CRIME SYNDICATES that is not a crisis for democracy. The three ‘parties’/crime families are not DEMOCRACY. They are products on shelves. If the sales pitch and product they offer is not to my liking I buy someone elses. Supply and demand. The crime syndicates have nothing WE THE PEOPLE want anymore. Of course the dumbed-down brainwashed herd are still playing the GAME that is rigged for them to loose but when their children’s stomachs are hollow they will awaken too. The major crime syndicates ARE ONE AND THE SAME PARTY. They all offer different coloured sides of the same cube. WE WANT SOMETHING NEW. No, not a New World Order but a political system that does what we want. The ‘Liberal’ (so-called) current ruling group are no longer wanted. They are in fact despised and hated. Be you journalist (propagandist), media worker (propagandist) or polictian (bad salesman of a broken and dangerous product) YOUR TIME OF RECKONING IS FAST APPROACHING. You will have to face the fact that you have all colluded with a EVIL agenda to destroy the British people. Be happy that you are merely imprisoned in years to come. Perhaps the ‘mob’ or should I say DEMOCRACY will want your lives? only time will tell. How afraid are you now as you imagine the baying mob assailing you, as they fling the makeshift gallows over the lamppost and hoist your twisting, turning body aloft until you crap yourselves as you witness the mob screaming for your blood! An exageration? Time will tell. Just imagine…

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    Senhor Goncalo Amaral says:

    from my experience I find the Scotchers to be most untrustworthy

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    eye-eye says:

    HIS son. Can’t imagine any woman having sex with him. UGGGH

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    NewGirl says:

    Guido I’m in London 2mz and will be leaving you a pint behind the bar at the Westminster Arms. Make sure you get it! :-)

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

    Let us hope that more insiders start to publish their recollections, hopefully with some documentary evidence………….

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    But he is working class and therefore like other self-styled groups at the HoC, a protected species.

    “Is it becoz I is a werkin mun?”

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    Ming The Merciless says:

    Hey hang on a minute!-don’t blame the fact that they are Scots-there are many up here who despise him and those like him-your John Reids and pal “Lord” Foulkes-the latter on of the worst incorrigbles who sees no wrong in Martin and is archetypal of this neanderthal mind set

    The country isn’t reponsible for these bunch of reprobates.

    1970’s Labour/Unions unholy alliance pig-trough of jobs- for- the boys entitlement is. They honestly see no wrong in what they have done for years and will not willingly give up-they will have to be dragged out kicking and screaming.

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    eye-eye says:

    But who would eat the Black Pudding?

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    Indeed. Stop the anti Scottish shite already! We hate the bastards as much as you sassenachs.

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    Ratsniffer says:

    I cannot believe he is going to tough it out and wait ’til the next election before he waddles off for some retirement swill in the Lords. This will only further undermine democracy.

    He was never suited to this job. We all know why he was given it, ahead of far more able candidates.

    Now MPs need to do the right thing, for once, and make it clear to the buffoon that now is the right time to go.

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    JD says:

    Tick, tick, tick……. JD.

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    Anonymous says:

    Now is the time to say goodbye,
    Now is the time to yield a sigh,
    Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye,
    It’s time to say goodbye,
    all together now…….

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    Anonymous says:

    Is this why Blair introduced 24hr drinking so the Speaker would not have to call out his last orders?

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    Mr Mnar says:

    Send the police in now to arrest them quickly before they have the chance today to change the rules to make it legal!

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    Old Man says:

    He was an Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union shop steward. After all these years these Union fuckers don’t change.

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    NewGirl says:

    Soz meant wednesday.

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    Anonymous says:

    “I will take what I am owed” It that was the case he would be hung from a lamp post.

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    Great Britain says:


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    Ronnie Reagan says:

    Доверя́й, но проверя́й.

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    A familiar story, but one notes a quick hint at Other pieces of the jigsaw staff allowances:

    “ex-girlfriend, Nikki Page, his Parliamentary researcher and a former model”

    Was her contribution value for money for the taxpayer?

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    Anonymous says:

    He will announce his retirement at the next election, Gordon will say the person responsible has been dealt with and that’s the end of it, nobody else will have to take a fall.

    They’re such Hunts, they think they can get away with things so easily. We want a fucking election, Knacker to feel some collars and heads on spikes, nothing else will suffice.

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    Mr Mnar says:

    MP Ben Chapman is not as distressed as we are that he stole our money!

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    Saddam Hussein says:

    mother of all fucking parliaments! mother of all fucking whores.

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    Anonymous says:

    So who should be the next speaker?

    – given that the job is to undo the damage done by the last speaker: driving out those officials he could not intimidate, dictating a re-write of the expenses rules in his favour and allowing the police to search the offices of those MPs working to hold the executive to account.

    The ideal candidate will indeed be a key part of the exercise to enable MPs to once again hold the executive to account, but they will be muzzled on indivdual issues.

    Do those calling for Vince Cable, Frank Field or Kate Hoey really wish to silence the political voice of common sense?

    Dr Tony Wright, Sir George Young and Rogel Gale (interestingly not mentioned by any of the pundits – and I suspect he really would need to be dragged kicking and screaming to the chair – as per tradition) are among those with the necessary understanding of the House and its workings.

    – and does the next Speaker need to be in post before the summer recess so that the new regime can be operational in the autumn, with experience of how it works in practice before the class of 2010 is elected?

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    eye-eye says:

    We could do with some better quality rogues to run this country……….bring back the Kray bros. ( Speaker and Deputy )

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    Radovan Karadžić says:

    fucking criminal scum

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    freddie flintoff says:

    taxi fo matrin

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    goebbels mick says:

    Mine’s a Speckled Hen, hen.

  56. 56
    Slobodan Milosevic says:

    who guards the guards?

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    Inmate says:

    I got a long sentence why shouldn’t you get one too?

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    Anonymous says:

    So today we have

    Gordon and Mandy in the showroom selling motors, the speaker calling last orders, MPs claiming for mortgages that do not exist and diverting furniture deliveries to false addresses

    It’s like something out of Only fools and horses.

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    Blue&Proud says:

    Hear, Hear

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    Joe 50 million genocided Stalin says:

    My position in the pantheon of evil is in danger

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    The Mafia is a very close family, don’t you know?

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    Scottish mafia will fall says:

    It seems that’s exactly what his considerations are. He is nothing but a political careerist.



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    eye-eye says:

    Where’s drip drip drip?

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    Cream Puff says:

    How quaint, but true.
    In Scotland there is a complete lack of meaningful polls at the moment. But looking at the snippets we can get from the ‘national’ polls the SNP are well ahead in the Euro polls (seen one slating the SNP at 40%), the Holyrood polls, which place the Labour Leader there at an all time low of 7% and the General Election Polls, which the consensus gives th SNP a 14% swing from Labour.
    Unfortunately in Scotland we have a media both the BBC and the printed stuff which is a mix of pro Labour or fence sitting, happy to quote at leasure anything and everything that Labour tell them.
    Brown is not as popular as they would like to make out, in fact he is decidedly unpopular! (he has never ever been able to go walk about and meet the ordinary people, its always set up photo calls). Same goes for Michael Martin
    If the people of Scotland are angry enough, they might, just might give the SNP a clean sweep at the Euro, General Election 2010, Referendum 2010 and Holyrood 2011, then its good night sleep tight United Kingdom!

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    Satan says:

    these fuckers are giving me a bad name

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    Russell says:

    They really are just all thieves aren’t they? I doubt there is a lot I can do to get rid of my MP but I’m certainly going to take a very close look at his reciepts when they are published.

    Is it too much to ask for for the Conservatives to give me an HONEST mp to vote for at the next election? Or failing that, at least one that wont steal from me. If anyone from the Wokingham Conservative party is reading this – Please get rid of him. I want to vote Conservative but I’m not voting for a thief. I guess it is UKIP even though I don’t really like what they stand for and suspect they are just as fraudulent. At least they haven’t stolen from me YET.

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    Seething from the North says:

    We need a General Election – and we need it NOW!

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    MB says:

    Is the peerage given at the end of the Parliament by the outgoing PM or in the next Queen’s Honours List? If the latter then Cameron would be able to not award him a peerage.

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    and soon says:

    get a big rope

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    Miss Use says:

    Is it true that the speaker will get a payout of £100,000 to re adjust into “general public” life when he leaves parliament?

    He should be fired today and get nothing, not even his pension.

    Stop those who have stolen from us getting any more cash now.

    Send the police in to get them out.

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    NewGirl says:

    except that’s funny….

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    It started in Scotland says:


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    and soon says:


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    Anonymous says:

    is it the case that, if an MP is elected to become speaker of the house the electoral process stops in his or her constituency and that for as long as that person remains The Speaker, his or her position as a member of parliament is never challenged, in other words the electorate, in the speakers constituency are dissenfranchised for the voting process in all general elections
    nice one mick

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    Anonymous says:

    You know that film where they ‘drag’ Michael Martin to the Speaker’s Chair ??

    That is what it will come to when dragging him, kicking and screaming, out of it.

    This guy isn’t going without a fight, and like Geoff Hoon, he knows which side his bread is buttered, and won’t leave the trough without being knifed and starts squealing as the blood seeps out of him.

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    Thunderbox says:

    We understand Rab, its just these pigs could’nt trough so well in your bonnie land

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    eye-eye says:

    No, fact is stranger than fiction. You couldn’t make it up

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    Richard Timney says:

    Perhaps later.

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    Anonymous says:

    Miss Use – It is worse than that; ‘tradition’ dictates that it is the custom and practice for Speakers to end up in the Lords.. Please let them make an exception for Gorbals Mick.

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    Ahmed says:

    Halal pork anyone?

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    Grytpype-thynne says:

    The outgoing PM has a Resignation Honours List in his gift

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    Moley says:

    We no longer have a functioning Government and the Country’s finances are worsening by the hour.

    We are only days away from seeing Government debt downgraded to junk status for the simple reason that the Government is now junk, and no one is addressing the problem.

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    toilets says:

    You’re Richard Littlejohn and I claim my £5.00.

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    tariqasizzzzz says:

    whats it like on the other side? I may be joining you soon.

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    Anonymous says:


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    freddie flintoff says:

    what newgirl said

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    A warning from history says:

    Yeah, us union shop stewards always take the piss and milk the system, and fuck the rest of you.

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    Grytpype-thynne says:


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    Pigsticker says:

    End representative ‘democracy’ now! Start direct democracy using computer voting for all on all issues and legislation.
    Otherwise the same suspects and their piglets will only stuff us all again after the usual media repairs and cover ups.
    Whoever needs a political class again? We know just what you are now. Will any of us believe that this lot know better than the rest of us ever again? Not likely.

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    Dame Celia Molestrangler says:

    Mick is dead in the water – his own party are briefing against him. This will no doubt trigger a by-election which will result in a brief boost of new orders for Nokia.

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    Dr Feelgood says:

    My client, a Mr Derek Trotter of Peckham, has asked that you retract this slur on his personal integrity and the reputation of Trotter’s Independent Trading company.

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    Kevin says:

    … still trying to finds ways to blame Thatcher.

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    Sir Alan Sugar says:

    You’re fired, you fat Scottish bastard.

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    Boil them in Irn Bru says:

    Try following the Holyrood system for expenses—all transparent.

    It works, not perfectly, but it works so, no chance of this bunch of mock jocks becoming members in Edinburgh.

    The pickings for carrion are where the body is dead

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    raisethegame says:

    Agreed. Broon & crew have the support of the lickspittle press in Scotland. Scots are as disgusted by this lot as you are. We’ve got the 5 hoose mortgage-flipping conniving manipulator Alasdair Darling for our MP. He’d better not come canvassing round our way!

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    freddie flintoff says:

    o/t play to begin on time this morning come on england

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    haggis watch says:


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    Stevie says:

    “Tough on crime. Tough on the causes of crime”

    No-one on the Liebour benches can therefore support Speaker Bully Martin. He has to go and go today.

    “You can’t reward failure”

    If McBunker says this about the bankers, then it must also apply to the Rt Hon Property Developers. No pension. No enoblement.

    Interesting afternoon ahead.

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    Miss Use says:

    Where are they going to find an honest MP to replace the corrupt speaker?

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    NewGirl says:

    what time is todays statement by Martin?

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    over the top says:

    Yeah, lets get rid of scotland -i’d like to see them without english taxpayers money to spend on being pissed and whinging.

    Dirty stinking scots..

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    Wee Macca says:

    Ah need a highchair or twa tae dae ma work ken?

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    Miss Use says:

    Taxi anyone!

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    Big Mac says:

    Don’t forget Sawney Bean.

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    Reclaim Westminster for England says:


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    ulysses says:

    New Zealand?

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    Grytpype-thynne says:

    It used to be that Scots were regarded as very respectable.We knew there were some from Glasgow that had an over fondness for the hard stuff but now the brand is totally tarnished.For years Scots have voted for Socialist parties and happily taken the extra 25% spending per head given them by the Barnett formula.Then the Scots Mafia was foisted on the rest of us for many years and we are suffering under them still.Scots, make amends by getting rid of these corrupt bastards

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    Anonymous says:

    This is brilliant, I don’t want it to end, the government has been paralised for almost two weeks now I haven’t heard a single policy or initiative announcement from the government, nothing at all is getting done, for this brief period of our lives we don’t have to put up with them taking more and more power unto themselves and interferring more and more.

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    Anonymous says:

    Mr Cameron,

    I write to you in as a former conservative voter.

    I say former because that is all i will ever be from now on.

    My mind has been made up on this matter only recently, partly because of the current corruption present throughout our entire parliamentary system, the lords not being excluded either and the completely unacceptable manner in which all the affected parties are acting in regards to disciplinary actions- ie; NONE worth having.

    A defining moment for me came just yesterday as it happens and an interview with William Hague on Andrew Neils comically named “Straight Talk” programme.

    You sir, specifically stated that the Lisbon Treaty would be put to the people for a referendum.
    But thats not the WHOLE truth is it?
    In actual fact, Mr Hague let the cat out the bag when he stated that if the Irish got a NO vote again and the treaty remained unratified ( how many more times for gods sake? NO means NO even a rapist understands that concept) then we would get a referendum.
    When pressed on what would happen should the treaty BE ratified by the Irish, he would not be drawn!
    In other words DOUBLETALK!
    Its quite crystal clear to me and many others that you have absolutely NO intention of NOT ratifying this insidious legislation hence my vote will now go to a party that WILL listen to my opinion and WILL give us a say in our own self determination.

    Conservative, Labour, Liberal- all are the same.
    Doubletalkers, shysters and full on charlatans in suits.
    Who do you people think you are to tell US whats right for us to do or say you paragons of virtue?
    We’re sick to our stomachs of the constant see-saw between left and right, we DONT NEED IT!!!
    We want our country run for OUR benefit, to allow us to live without this constant upheaval and strife that you lot inflict on us.
    You say the people are in charge, well you plainly dont believe it, its disingenuousness at its maximum height to claim so, its totally synthetic, just like Browns and Cleggs proclamations.
    The words come out, but at the back is a vacuum, no sincerity, its false, as false as the claims put in at the fees office.

    I was quite prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt but once again the reason why not to vote conservative becomes apparent- saying one thing and doing entirely another, still playing the game of deception, still unable to shake off the old habits that have lead to todays crisis.
    You say you want to rebuild it but then you play games with words to avoid following through on a commitment once you realise its full implications and entirely destroy any possibility of developing any trust.
    Will you NEVER learn?
    When you make a promise, when you say you WILL DO something, that means you will DO it, you WILL follow it through and in its entirety, no matter what.
    I am utterly sick and tired of MP’s of all persuasions who say one thing then when it comes to the crunch they switch tack and wriggle to get out of their promises making us all look like jackasses.

    Hee “flipping” Haw.
    You have been weighed, measured and found to be wanting.

    Oliver Cromwell was most correct, ” Begone Ye sordid Prostitutes!”


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    Anonymous says:

    Oh blimey, Atlas Shrugged is now over here too!!!

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    Boil them in Irn Bru says:

    Make it piano wire then

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    Anonymous says:

    I remember seeing a report from Betty Boothroyd’s constituency when she retired and it was clear that they all thought she was great and were chuffed with her and she genuinely commanded their affection.

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    George Owell says:

    I am reminded of the Golden rule which is “The one with all the gold, makes the rules”.

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    It doesn't add up... says:

    That’s a paper that has gone right down the Toilet. Well left actually.

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    Miss Use says:

    Now now, don’t you mean pack of lies cover up?

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    It started in Scotland says:

    Scotland has 72 MP’s and its own Parliament

    This is enough to distort democracy in England

    I am not sure about freedom from Europe, I think England needs to free itself from Scotland first

    I am not anti Scottish, just pro-English, we have a duty to look after our country, just as the Scottish parliament has a duty to look after Scotland

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    Peter Sellers says:

    I’m all right Jack

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    freddie flintoff says:

    frank feild or kate hoey or bill cash

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    Anonymous says:

    What’s the matter Dick, has your subscription been canceled?

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    Beautiful Day says:

    I think it’s 3.30 – if he can last that long.

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    Boil them in Irn Bru says:

    Next Speaker

    Keith Vaz!

    He is openly a hoon and given 12 months or so of him the ZaNuLab will go the way of the Dinosaurs

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    I understand that Gorbals Mick is to make a statement in what will soon be the Big House at 15:30 pm, I suppose that will give Pickfords enough time to strip out his flat and steam off the wallpaper in his grace and favour gaff, the wallpaper to be glued up in his taxpayer subsidised Scottish residence – a short limo ride to Rangers (by way of the offy for a bottle of Laphroaig , single malt).

    But turning to John Stoneborough, for many years, I was seemingly head to head with him as my own firm Leadenhall Associates offered media interview training and in fact started the whole idea in the early 70’s whilst at Welbeck PR when it was owned by FCB, Foote Cone and Belding (who also introduced Ampex one inch video taped focus groups in the FCB house TV studio!) Stoneboroughs ads in the serially pisspoor PR WEEK featured a large photograph of himself (natch) holding a baseball bat, the implication being that the Robin Days (or daze?)of his time would feel the weight of the baseball bat if they dared to question his clients business too closely. Stoneborough would video tape interviews, shout a lot, run mock sessions and so on.

    What I find slightly suspect and self serving is this sudden realisation that he is in reality a pussycat, pushed around by the bagpipe waving former sheet metal worker and after a fairly lengthy period in purdah has now jumped on the ‘Get shot of gorbals mick’ bandwagon – a bandwagon I am not only happy to support but willing to pump up the tyres and provide some motive power as well.

    Slagging off the saintly (but highly and serially irritating) Kate Hoey showed a gross lack of any form of breeding and indeed the 1950’s Glasgow razor gangs of the Gorbals would first always politely ask if you knew the way to the Hospital, pal? before slashing you in the face with a line of razor blades sewn into the peak of a flat cap. Gorbals Mick even lacks these basic graces and in the bluster of the moment substituted Express for Press. Then had a pop at the televisual news wallpaper of Sky news who true to form have used the clip as a promo. well done lads! SO my question is… Has Stoneborough given up or is he back in play again? If so I can offer him a media training refresher as to his choice of clothes and elite background (looked as if he was inside a castle or nicked the fireplace from one) for his cultured video and sound bites. Either way we are looking foward to another week of “The Far Side” style of serious political intent. One good thing its taken the spotlight off Gordon son o’ the manse, who by now we hope is recovering from his mental breakdown and summon enough resolve to dissolve parliament and call a general election before her Majesty wades in and sets the Duke on him….nasty…

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    81 Year Old says:

    I’d still give her one to be honest.

  125. 125
    Agent 99 says:

    The top 10 safest jobs in a recession

    Read and weep.

  126. 126
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Vote early vote often?Remember the postal voting fiasco at Glenrothes?What about the disenfranchised who cannot use a computer if your proposal was adopted?Or the obvious abuse of such a system?The secret ballot is precious and the ONLY system that works so please think through before you sound off

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    The speaker is a proud, stubborn and incompetent obstacle to reform …

    No he is not! How very dare you.
    He is a poor hardworking ex shit metal worker from the slums of Glasgow who has had to battle Toff prejudices at every turn. From the Mill owner who used to beat him, the factory owner who beat him with a hot poker, the former Master-At -Arms who beat him with his knob.

    Tory toffs have been out to get him since he was a sperm.

    Leave the poor, poor man alone.

  128. 128
    Boil them in Irn Bru says:


    You bought them, you keep them!

    No exchanges possible.

  129. 129
    garry says:

    You sound like my missus.

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    The baronessleaze says:

    Michael Martin wants his son Paul Martin to take over his ‘hereditary’ seat of Glasgow NE.

    Paul Martin is currently Labour MSP for Glasgow Springburn, his Wikipedia entry reflects nothing – nothing of note = a wate of a seat.

    Please Glasgow Labour selection committee and voters both in NE and Springburn do the right thing!

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    Anonymous says:

    Cos THESE Scots are numpties!

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    HR shouldn’t be on there. They are being pushed out. All the juniors dropped.
    Once the first set of redundancies are done, you don’t so many HR’s or payroll personnel.

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    NewGirl says:


  134. 134
    freddie flintoff says:

    brown in office not power

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    The big D says:

    They don’t care what we think. They have, and continue to get the money. Public approval would be nice but, if it is not there, tough.

    If you had embezzled enough money to allow a comfortable retirement in some sunny clime, would you be worried about your personal popularity rating?

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    Sir B. Tufton says:

    David Cameron is a Scot ? He kept that quiet.

    Until I hear Cameron say this incompetent buffoon must resign then everything else is weasel words keeping the Speaker firmly in his piggish place.

    Pathetic that Cameron doesn’t even have the courage of conviction a featherwieght like Clegg has.

    Time to show some balls Cameron.
    Call for this f**kwit Martin to RESIGN NOW!

  137. 137
    Peter Grimes says:

    In deepest Jockland?

    You must be joking – they will look upon their own obstinacy and stupidity as a badge of pride!

    No one will tell them what to do!

  138. 138
    Anonymous says:

    Grasping Labour Tw*T. The rule of law and our culture mean nothing to these corrupt bastards. We should think ourselves lucky in a way that the UK has nothing the world wants. If this lot had something to play for like the Kremlin with Russia’s natural resources this website wouldn’t be here and a good number who comment here would have been shot.

    I am reminded of story told to me by father about a union meeting he attended in the ’70’s. The branch convener dragged the meeting until well past 11:00pm. Back in those days 11:00 was quite late and good few who attended those meetings didn’t drive and relied on public transport. As soon as the bulk of the members went all the votes were held and carried in the unions favour as the union party faithful sat out to the end. Labour have always been tw*ts.

    Of course it says a lot for Western arrogance that a good number here thought our socialist would be better behaved than those in the East…….

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    Anonymous says:

    Enough of this anti Scottish rubbish. I have friends in Scotland who are just as outraged as we are.

  140. 140
    Anonymous says:

    Its true all right!

    We Scots are, however, used to it-it has been going on FOR DECADES up here!

  141. 141
    banana republic says:

    McDoom thinks we pay for all these services by shaking the money tree on fantasy island.

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    Rexel 56 says:

    Just a thought that has only just occurred to me…..

    …. is this all the start of a deliberate scorched earth strategy by Brown?

    Or was Quantitative Easing the first act to destroy the future?

  143. 143
    Anonymous says:

    So do I, mate!

  144. 144
    Obit scribbler says:

    I thought I did you?

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    It started in England says:


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    Awaiting Moderation says:

    Actually, if you google old pics of Gorbals when he was first elected he looked quite presentable. He stands today as a warning to us all, a bloated, decrepit hulk after 30 years of heavy troughing. We need a 21st century Hogarth to do justice to his ‘progress’.

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    Where is your empathy for your fellow string vest wearing, extra strength lager swilling Scot? He says he’s just a poor, downtrodden Glaswegian.

    Or doesn’t a person who lives in a palace that he spent a huge sum having done up to his personal taste,, on £100,000+ salary, with a paid for second home , who travels the world with his wife first class to exotic destinations on pointless junkets, who organises the rules to suit himself, and sits in robes and finery doing a 4 day a week job, not really represent your situation.

  148. 148
    Anonymous says:


    Scotland IS responsible for this mess!

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    It does not add up... says:

    An Early Day Motion just published on the HoC site:

    1500 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS (S.I., 2009, No. 505) 15:5:09
    Mr David Cameron
    Mr Jeremy Hunt
    Mr Edward Vaizey
    Mr Tobias Ellwood
    Hugh Robertson
    Mr Patrick McLoughlin
    * 6
    That the Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I., 2009, No. 505), dated 26 February 2009, a copy of which was laid before this House on 9 March, be revoked.

    The Regulations relate to the increased TV licence fee. A firm shot across the bows of the biassed BBC with David Cameron as the proposer.

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    Can someone find that clip of him being dragged into the chair and then show it backwards?

    It might prove an appetiser for what is to come.

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    i fagged for Davie at Eton says:

    Beast him harshly Dave, I’ll get the birch from the cupboard. Whip him hard and make him bleed….are you there Dave?…helloooo..Dave….Where are you….?

  152. 152
    Anonymous says:

    Its HEAR HEAR!


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    'Elf and Safety says:

    Common in industry is to allow a breaking strain of 6 x the weight of the object to be lifted which ensures an adequate safe working load limit thus ensuring bystanders safety. For wire it can be reduced to 4 times. (Includes piano wire)

    So if your average troughing MP weighed say 130kg then the breaking strain of the rope would need to be 6 x 130kg or for wire 4 x 130kg. Of course the structure the rope is attached to should also be off similar strength and the drop zone should be adequate to ensure full suspension.

    Bag on the MP’s head is not mandatory and does not affect the safety of the operation.

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    Cassandra King says:

    Lumping every Scot in with the newlabour trash that infest parliament is unfair, once the SNP get return with a massive majority the union can at last be modernised and amended and if that means Scottish independence then so be it, the union has had its day and its far better to have friends over the border than grudging and restless subjects.
    Freedom for Scotland to persue her own destiny and freedom for England to find the elusive and long denied nationhood can only be a good thing, lets joke and joust with our jockanese brothers and sisters by all means, we love to bicker, take the piss and fight but lets remember our shared aims and dreams.
    I would prefer to look my Scots kin in the eye as equals, which in fact they are.

    Just a thought!

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    Anonymous says:

    It WASNT a “fiasco”, it was DOWNRIGHT FRAUD!

  156. 156
    Snail Mail says:

    where do I post it?

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    Bardirect says:

    The top safest job missing from that list would normally be the Speaker seeking re-election.

    There are a large number of very vulnerable Labour MP’s who might think that seeking that position is their only hope of returning after the next election, so squeaky clean Jacqui et al will have little reason to continue to support Martin if they want to look after their own interest. (as usual)

    People like Huhne are also going to be pretty desperate too.

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    Anonymous says:

    Your ballot ISNT SECRET!

    It can be traced-didnt you know that??

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    white Knight says:

    No, just means that they realise that no longer being able to get the money back for the plasma TV or the licence fee on expenses they will have to do some cost cutting

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    Anonymous says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Im pro Scottish, and I agree!

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    white Knight says:

    Have I missed something here – I thought we had done away with hereditary titles and such?

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    Anonymous says:

    He’s got the DUP in his pocket too

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    Our expenses laden Parliamentarians might like to take advantage of the offer from Belgian Chocolaterie P. De Groot saluting the Ypres Salient 1914 -1918 Museum Hooge Crater Zillebeke-leper.

    It comprises Twelve chocolate tin helmets modelled on the ‘Tommy’ helmet worn in the first world war. Eight brown ones and four white chocolate ones scaled to fit your average action man.

    Tel: 057 21.73.08 or might make an appropriate leaving present for the Speaker….

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    SYLVIA F says:

    Silly of me I know, but why didn’t this chap make his comments 6 years ago rather than now. We might then have been saved from Gordon Brown and his appalling cohorts.

  166. 166
    Anonymous says:

    When you mentioned early day motion, I thought for a minute that Gorbals was shitting himself.

  167. 167
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Mr Anon,
    Thank you so much for your kind critique.Now fuck off

  168. 168
    Slobberdown Menob says:

    I think their head comes off!
    Or at least that’s what happened to a former politician in Iraq.
    Anyone for a game of footie?

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    Kaiser Bill says:

    He makes jolly fine chocolate

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    looks like someone is making a special deal out of the moat dredging expenses claim –

    got to be worth it if you’re a porky mp with a moat and need a website doing. i would but i’ve just had mine done

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    Malleus Scotorum says:

    They’ve got the lot in Bonnie Scotland – primogeniture for political seats, droit de seigneur, Bagpipe Martin.

    What I really cannot stand is this chippy, unionist Haggis eating placeman’s horrible accent and tones.It’s a weird mixture of whining, condescending and inverted snobbery.

    Come to think of it, I can’t stand any of these bloody Jocks in Westminster. Why don’t they bugger off back to the Land of Woad and Braveheart with the not inconsiderable quantities of loot they’ve picked up in Merrie England?

  172. 172
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Not if it goes “missing” as at Glenrothes!

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    Max Clifford says:

    Obviously haven’t got much work on then Julian if you can spend all day on here – not a very good advert

  174. 174
    Moley says:

    As a possible Conservative voter I am not happy with Mr Cameron’s financial claims.

    I would like to see him make an open and honest appraisal of his claims for mortgage interest, with a view to making a reasoned and public decision as to what proportion of his mortgage interest is wholly and necessarily incurred by his Parliamentary duties, and what part benefits his family.

    I support Mr Cameron as Conservative leader which is why I am raising this question.

    I am not the only one to ask it and there is an election to be won.

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    Giovanni Drogo says:

    Scotland has 59 not 72 MPs. It was changed for the 2005 election.
    At least get your fucking facts right

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    The trouble with Scotland is that so many of it’s brighter and more able have buggered off over the centuries to better places or to build better places. This has left far too many ginger wife beaters and child molesting drug addicts to swamp the remaining gene pool with their wee schemies and neds. As always, scum floats to the surface, and noticing that there are expenses to be trousered and troughs to get snouts in, they gravitate to politics. Sadly this has resulted in a lot of them infesting Westminster.

    The Penguin.

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    paedophile nonce says:

    Love the super new child database – it’s a dream come true! Only 390,000 people will have access to it, and I’m one of them!

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    Martin's face will be violet, just watch says:

    What are the chances of a resignation here, does any one? Clearly it’s the decent thing to do in this situation, but we know that decency and dignity are nowhere to be found in ZaNuLab’s values list.

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    eye-eye says:

    What time is he going to make his statement?

  180. 180
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Your point being what?.My comments stand

  181. 181

    that’ll be KNOB OF BUTTER…

  182. 182
    sarko says:

    Viva la Republic

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    Russell says:

    I’m sure they are still getting on with the buisiness of making your and my life a misery – you just don’t hear about it anymore over the expenses din. We need an election now. The current parliament no longer has any legitimacy whatsoever but they are still making law.

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    It started in Scotland says:

    This is not about facts, it is about perceptions

  185. 185
    Grytpype-thynne says:

    Ouch!Fair point and it shows how utterly corrupt Liebour are, but of course our Great Leader is from Kirkcaldy

  186. 186
    Vicky Pollard says:


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    Ghost of M McCann says:

    My vote too (postal vote, of course)

  188. 188
    Nettle up yer Kilt says:

    According to R5Live a march on Westminster is being organised for Saturday.

    Info anyone?

  189. 189
    Russell says:

    It’s an election he will have to win without me. My Conservative MP is a crook and nothing will be done to him or any of the others. I don’t care that the Tories are the party of moat owners – I do care that I’m expected to pay for said moat and the crooked moat owner is still a member of the party. Cameron has failed.

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    barrow boy says:

    Fair enough.

  191. 191
    Julian says:

    Instead of “” perhaps we should be setting up a website called “” with all trangressions listed.

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    Cunt fuckers on da dole says:

    These are the next bunch of troffers who need sorted out.

    Let them pay their own way by producing something people want and less of the tedious patronising untertalented PC fuckwittery that seems to be all they know.

    And the overmanning and expenses…..

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    eye-eye says:

    Hop forward a generation to History GCSEs.
    Question:- Who was Speaker Martin and what role did he play in the end of the Brown Government and Socialism in Great Britain? Time allowed…3 weeks

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    Anonymous says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Over the Top – when you come down off the drugs and wake up in your cave just read what you have written about the Scots. As an Englishman you sound like the dregs of the Earth and as for stopping the Scots having your tax, I didnt know you paid tax on your benefits.

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    Zed says:

    Wasting your time, mate.
    95% in Springburn don’t have internet or PC.
    The other 5% can’t read anyway.
    That’s why its a NuLabour heartland. They vote for any monkey with a NuLabour ticket.
    Ever been there ??

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    white Knight says:

    Hear Hear – looks like the vultures starting to circle around their own. Isn’t it amazing the sudden spike in memory recall that is occuring around the HoC? Maybe they’ve stopped using aluminium coffee pots?

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    barrow boy says:

    The best position for her is bent over a desk with her knickers round her ankles, IMHO.

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    Betty Boothroyds Holiday Dancer says:

    Why ? David Cameron doesn’t want him to resign ?
    So Martin must be doing a great job in his and the Conservatives estimation.

    It seems gross incompetence, staggering ignorance and a brain the size of a walnut are exactly the qualities Cameron wants in a Speaker.

    Course he could just ask him to resign but it seems that is far too “controversial” for call me Dave. He should have a look on here as absolutely no-one has a good word to say about halfwit Martin. And some even have the guts to demand his resignation.

    Go now Mr Speaker before you tarnish the position forever.

  200. 200

    At least we know its not the real Max, who would have owned up to an identity but for our soon to be unemployed pseudo Max, just to reassure him/her (could be the baggage ex wife or even a Hoon!) I’m breaking in a total knee replacement to match the other Total Knee Replacement I had a few months ago and hopefully won’t (k)need a further operation as the second one didn’t work the way it should. Wasn’t aware that I was on here a lot, but then I type with my fingers and not with a flacid knob of butter… you can see a picture of the latest implant on my facebook page…

  201. 201
    It does not add up... says:

    From the Parliament website:

    EDMs against statutory instruments – generally the only type of EDM that leads to a debate.

    Does DC want a debate on the biassed BBC?

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    Manager :Westminster Arms says:

    Right! His regular pint of tax payers piss with a hint of mucus for Gorbals is it then?

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    i fucking told you so says:

    I was thinking exactly the same thing. But probably in stealth mode, the abominable Harriet Harridan has come up with a new scheme to purge society from all white males (for being oppressors, wifebeaters, homo/islamophobes and god knows what else)…

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    Pissed off voter says:

    Distinct lack of tories on Carswell’s EDM and DC’s statement on the Speaker is very disappointing. The outdated protocols and ‘trust’ system that MPs play is a fundamental to their current problems, as is the Speaker. Cameron’s attitude to the Speaker flies in the face of his claims to promote reform.

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    Right Honourable Reginald RoaringBigot says:

    Send them all back to Walesland where they belong !!!

    In my day we would have donned our Blackshirts and showed these “interlopers” the business end of some good old fashioned Oswaldian Mosleyism and a few camps to house them in by thunder ! Thank heavens for British decency and fair play in such trying times as these.

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    Zed says:

    Conservatives need to “point out” to Scotland that they are going to win the next GE whatever the Scottish NuLabour block voters do.
    If they don’t like Tories then vote elsewhere – but not Labour.
    If they then decide to vote in a majority of NuLabour MPs regardless then they just don’t get it – and never will.
    Their actions will be remembered and their people disenfranchised as a result.
    Be warned.

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    Anonymous says:

    No I’ve got the same thoughts…no one is going vote for me so let’s take everyone down with me type thing.

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    Zed says:

    Yes – and thanks for that change. 59 seats indeed with a greater % of Labour control as a result.
    Rather than being a swing constituency, I’m now in another “safe” NuLabour location.
    Appreciate that.

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    God says:

    Sadly, even I occasionally make mistakes and Gorbals Mick must rank as one of them. I look down in wonder at the way in which this ignorant, bigotted and patently dishonest individual continues to attract the support of a hard core of (unfortunately, equally ignorant, bigotted and dishonest) Labour MPs. To me, Mr Speaker” Martin is a disgrace to the office he holds and to the institution of the London parliament. I suppose that I’m going to have to send a thunderbolt to put the old idiot out of his misery if he doesn’t take the hint and creep back to the Gorbals before long. Human beings are so weak and stupid!

  210. 210
    Richard Timney says:

    Can I watch?

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    eye-eye says:

    “And he huffed and he puffed and he blew his own House down” THE END

    BUT little children, I have to tell you that they didn’t live happily ever after. :-(

  212. 212
    eye-eye says:

    You’ve already seen it!

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    Hazel Blears' Accountant says:

    Well now even God is having a go at this silly old bugger, so I reckon that Gorbals Mick is going to need my services to get him off the hook unless he wants to spend his retirement in jail. My fee is going to be obscene for this one!

  214. 214
    Anonymous says:

    Joanna Lumley ?

  215. 215
    Rick the Roman says:

    Spot on, NewGirl – commonsense as usual

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    Chuck Kennedy MP says:

    It’s up to Cameron and Brown to get off their backsides and gate Mucky Mick forthwith.

    Their craven dithering in the face of public disquiet about the porcine parliament, is an indictment of their inept leadership.

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    Anonymous says:

    And nothing has happened in this period. Like Belgium, it shows that the world will continue without imput from these useless walking ego’s

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    It does not add up... says:

    Carswell’s blog has the list:

    Douglas Carswell

    Kate Hoey

    Norman Lamb

    Richard Bacon

    David Davis

    Philip Hollobone

    Paul Flynn

    Gordon Prentice

    Richard Shepherd

    Philip Davies

    John Hemming

    Jo Swinson

    Norman Baker

    Lynne Featherstone

    Stephen Williams

    As he points out, more will be signing as they get to the House. If I were on a selection committee of any party I would not reselect any MP who failed to sign save only where convention allows them not to (and there may be plenty od other reasons not to reselect anyway).

  219. 219
    Anonymous says:

    Defence speech of John Bellingham, the last man to assassinate a Prime Minister…

    “Recollect, Gentlemen, what was my situation. Recollect that my family was ruined and myself destroyed, merely because it was Mr Perceval’s pleasure that justice should not be granted; sheltering himself behind the imagined security of his station, and trampling upon law and right in the belief that no retribution could reach him. I demand only my right, and not a favour; I demand what is the birthright and privilege of every Englishman. Gentlemen, when a minister sets himself above the laws, as Mr Perceval did, he does it as his own personal risk. If this were not so, the mere will of the minister would become the law, and what would then become of your liberties? I trust that this serious lesson will operate as a warning to all future ministers, and that they will henceforth do the thing that is right, for if the upper ranks of society are permitted to act wrong with impunity, the inferior ramifications will soon become wholly corrupted. Gentlemen, my life is in your hands, I rely confidently in your justice.”

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    Pissed off voter says:

    Are you happy with Martin as Speaker?

    If you’re not, do something. You can email your MP and tell him/her you want their name on Carswell’s EDM, make them aware of the number of votes it is likely to cost them.

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    Hezza says:

    BTufton. Nothing to do with partisanship, or not having the guts, it’s tactics.

    If Cameron wades in, the tribe will rally around Martin, you think they’d let an old Etonian best their pet weegie mascot? Cameron’s too smart for that.

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    To my shame, I once voted Labour. says:

    I have no doubt that Martin made it quite clear that irregular use of the allowances was necessary for his subordinates to keep their jobs. I have no doubt that nothing will have been written. I have no doubt that he will lie through his teeth to pass responsibility downwards. I have no doubt that that is why Martin should be investigated by the Police and, if there is a case to answer, that he should be tried by jury. Then 12 good persons can listen to the evidence of his subordinates and form their view of whether he bullied people into breaking the law and whether he subsequently lied to the HoC to keep his arse out of the firing line.

    He and his like are too stupid to understand that this is an horrendous constitutional crisis and that their conduct will go down in history. They are the most venal, dishonest, stupid and incompetent government that this country has ever had. Brought to you by A C L Blair who I consider, if he is not the anti-CHrist, he is pretty close to him in his hierarchy.

    When the people march to call them to account, they might think that they can use the armed forces and the police service to attack us. They should remember that Brown has regularly insulted the armed forces. They should also remember that military personnel are sworn to obey the Queen – not a bunch of cowardly liars who just happen to have lied their way into power.

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    Laney says:

    Play him off, keyboard cat!

    And I bet he was a shit welder!

  224. 224
    Papieren, schell! says:

    Wasn’t Jacqui the Fat Lodger pushing ID Cards in Manchester the other day?

  225. 225
    michael says:

    i hope that michael martin can at least, READ THE STATEMENT in a manner that we can ALL understand…his reading to date has not been too good.

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    Anonymous says:

    It’s an old Trade Union trick – get someone else in to stand witness and intimidate the person offering the advice/making the complaint/generally upsetting the trougher.

    These old shop stewards don’t change – they’ll always be bullying scum, as it’s the only way they know to operate. Anything more sophisticated is way above their capabilities and intellect.

  227. 227
    Cardinal del Monte says:

    How can you tell when Michael Martin goes puce? An alcoholic flush is his normal colour.

  228. 228
    Anonymous says:

    put George Galloway in as Speaker

  229. 229
    eye-eye says:

    Sounds like you are promoting another assassination. Arrest under Terrorism Act for you. See why you’re Annon..

  230. 230
    Anonymous says:

    All Chavs have internet – How else do they get free porn?

  231. 231
    It does not add up... says:

    You should have mentioned that the article is about the BBC. An urgent defence published in the very pink FT because David Cameron has tabled his EDM and there is going to be a debate about the BBC. (see post 149 above)

    Will Toenails curl?

  232. 232
    Groucho Max says:

    Try a total sense of humour replacement next time – My Lawyers are after you if you got enough money to afford a computer

    love Doris

  233. 233
    Gordon says:

    What constitutional crisis?

  234. 234
    Geordie Girl says:

    Yet another Scottish mouthpiece Jim Sheridan is on BBC 24 slagging off Douglas Carswell over Michael Martin. How many of them are there?

  235. 235
    pissy and apothite says:

    “Après moi, le déluge”
    — Gordo XIV, the Gurn King, Feeble Appal Us

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    Seth the pig farmer says:

    Nowhere Man

    He’s a real nowhere man
    Sitting in his nowhere land
    Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

    Doesn’t have a point of view
    Knows not where he’s going to
    Isn’t he a bit like you and me?

    Nowhere Man, please listen
    You don’t know what you’re missing
    Nowhere Man, the world is at your command

    He’s as blind as he can be
    Just sees what he wants to see
    Nowhere Man can you see me at all?

    Nowhere Man, don’t worry
    Take your time, don’t hurry
    Leave it all till somebody else lends you a hand

    Doesn’t have a point of view
    Knows not where he’s going to
    Isn’t he a bit like you and me?

    Nowhere Man, please listen
    You don’t know what you’re missing
    Nowhere Man, the world is at your command

    He’s a real Nowhere Man
    Sitting in his nowhere land
    Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
    Making all his nowhere plans for nobody
    Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

    – seems appropriate to me

  237. 237
    God says:

    I shall strengthen thine arm and pour forth my blessings upon my people who rise up and cast down this agent of darkness.

  238. 238
    Consider this for a moment; says:

    £141,866 is both Ed Ball’s salary and his wife’s salary.
    After the usual tax and NI is paid (I HAVE to assume they do pay THAT?!!),the total comes to £7,500 EACH per month net salary.
    So £15,000 per month joint net salary in the Ball’s household.
    Annual net salary = £180,000
    Per week = £3,461

    They claim £600 per month for food.

    Now,think of the pensioner who is living off an annual state pension of £4,716 per year.
    = £90.70 per week.

    Any savings they have saved over their lifetime as any kind of nest egg has virtually zero returns at the moment.So they are now eating into their nest egg just to pay the hugely increased utility bills,food bills etc.

    Think of a 75 yr pensioner,living alone and trying to simply survive on £90.70 per week while these two MP’s bank £3,461 per WEEK and then claim £138 per week (£600 per month) on food.

    So the WEEKLY net income for these two characters is actually 73% of the 75 yr old pensioner’s ANNUAL pension.

    Feeling comfortable with the sums so far? Obviously Jack Straw will need help understanding these figures as of course “accountancy is not my strongest suit” – he is, after all, only the Justice Minister.

    Or perhaps another way of looking at it is this;

    Balls and wife claim ONE AND A HALF times more, for their food every week,than a pensioner gets every week to live off.

    Now think of those people who are trying to earn a living and are paid the minimum wage – the kind Mr & Mrs Ball’s have helped to ensure they have another 7 PENCE per hour……..

    Still feel comfortable?

    Of course,if any of these calculations are incorrect (I have checked them several times),I will revert to Mr Ball’s excuse – “I made a mistake / it was an error”.

  239. 239
    Harriet Harman says:

    But did I say that I do not want to be Prime Minister?

  240. 240
    Harriet Harman says:

    Oh shut up Harriet – get in the back of the Jag and get yer kit off, there’s a good lass. Best to stick to what yer good at!

  241. 241
    Gordon's nightmare says:

    Indeed. He had a pronounced effect on my blood pressure! Scottish Hunt.

  242. 242

    I’m all right Jock ?

    We have a surplus of substandard Scots politicians who are only in their current posts due to the small pond they bullied their way out of into Westminster.

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    Boris says:


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    Carnot says:

    Spot on. Scotland has been robbing us blind for years.

    This speaker is out of his depth.

    Like the rest of New Lab he is another Klingon.

  245. 245
    Tony Blair says:

    Yunno. Why have you forsaken me?

  246. 246
    Ed Ball's Balls says:

    What I fully understand is that you do not understand what a difficult and challenging role we do – If we were any normal pleb we wouldn’t be able to do it. Luckily for all of you nieuliebor voters out there you realised we were very special and voted us in to do this very difficult role of fleecing you blind. If we happened to make a few arithmetic errors along the way, don’t worry we will soon pass legislation to absolve us of all wrong. Now pardon me I have to get back to filling in May’s expenses

  247. 247
    Goncalo Amaral says:

    See you two in court!

  248. 248
    don't blame Jocks says:

    Brown hates Scotland more than he hates England. Most Scots are deserting Labour and voting SNP. It took a year before Brown could bring himself to meet our First Minister Alex Salmond after he won the Scottish election. He didn’t even phone and congratulate him. And our ‘Scottish Secretary’ at Troughminster ,Jim Murphy, spends his time conspiring against Scotland rather than helping us. Where is Spud Murphy anyway ? Not seen him for weeks.

  249. 249
    Boris says:

    It does seem incredible that we really are back to the 17th Century in Britain..

    These BBC wallahs are PLACEMEN…

    Appointed and paid to be the cheer leaders of other appointed troughers..

    Look at their names closely as well..

    We wil not foget you…

    When the revolution we will take back what you have gouged from simple taxpayers with such nauseating arrogance..;





  250. 250
    Geordie Girl says:

    Now on Daily Politics a labour apparachik (not Scottish amazingly) thinks we are all against the Speaker because he was a sheet metal worker – you know a “salt of the earth, geniune working class hero”. They just do not get it do they.

  251. 251
    It does not add up... says:

    Be aware the BBC is itself under attack this week from David Cameron, who has tabled his “Freeze the fee” motion. Expect extra doses of bias.

  252. 252
    BURKHA GIRL says:

    Come on girls…

    We must all put on our burkhas and storm the House of Commons if the turn Speaker does not resign…

  253. 253
    Jack Profumo says:

    Yopu should wear burkhas but show your beautiful brazen breasts Like Boadecea…

  254. 254
    Scallywag says:

    Typical of a thug and a bully – first sign of any dissent, go on the attack with all guns blazing. Don’t stop count to ten, understand the problem and deal with t rationally. Just revert to type and beat up on whoever you can regardless of the rights and wrongs.

    Yes Speaker Mick is just a Glasgow thug and a bully. He needs to be sent back to Glasgow with his tail between his legs where his approach to life, the universe and everything is obviously appreciated more, and the sooner the better. About 16h30 this afternoon would be a good time.

  255. 255
    A doctor writes says:

    Dear White Knight (are you from Reading by any chance?), your reference to aluminium coffee pots is based on outdated research. All the evidence now indicates that MP’s behavioural problems are due to a lack of morality in the House, the fetid atmosphere generated by the Speaker and raw sewage emanating from No. 10. There is a cure, which we doctors like to call ‘an immediate general election’.

    That will be 200 guineas please.

  256. 256

    […] Sacked media advisor: I told you so, Mr Speaker Guido Fawkes […]

  257. 257

    […] Sacked media advisor: I told you so, Mr Speaker Guido Fawkes […]

  258. 258
    Scallywag says:

    Is it true that The Telegraph is not going to show Balls and his nasty wife up for the freeloaders that they are because the editor, whoever he is, is Balls’ mate and does karaoke with him?

    Nah… Can’t be true. Editors are above that sort of thing, aren’t they?

    I notice the Mail has had a go, but have they really got the lowdown…

  259. 259
    Groucho says:

    He is a semi-literate oaf. Mind you he seems to have no difficulty with expense claims forms.

  260. 260
    Anonymous says:

    Better ask Mandelson.

  261. 261
    Gorbals Mick says:

    Yoo can take ma job but yoo canny take ma money.
    Yaa Bams.
    aww ma moneys in a wee bank in iceland recomended by G Broon.

  262. 262
    Alien8n says:

    They’re replacing him with a sheep?

  263. 263
    Anonymous says:

    As a trougher Vaz is in a class of his own the thieving bastard.

  264. 264
    Pete-s says:

    Now that BROWN, ZaNULab, Parliament, MPs and the Speaker have brought us down to being a banana republic. Can I expect bananas to be cheaper in the shops?

  265. 265
    Miss Lashley says:

    Mr Speaker seems to go red quite easily, and I don’t think it’s because he’s ashamed of himself.

    I could pink him up in seconds, I promise you that.

  266. 266
    white Knight says:

    Doctor, I bow to your superior knowledge the cheque is in the post

  267. 267
    Scallywag says:

    I wouldn’t like to be the MP up for re-selection and have to answer the question, “What was it about the bigoted, ignorant, dishonest thug and bully Michael Martin that so attracted you to him that you were against him being sacked for a total failure to discharge his duties as Speaker of the House of Commons?”

  268. 268
    Slightly to the Right of Genghiz says:

    Hang on, BB, this may be strategy. The longer that swine Martin stays in place the more discredited NuLab becomes. When the Tories inherit Gordon’s economic mess next year they will have to introduce some fairly harsh remedial measures. Grossly offensive memories of Broon, Martin et al will help to remind the punters, after a term of Dave, to stay the course and not go back to the criminals at NuLab. From this perspective, keeping that sanctimonious pig in place might just make sense.

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    Bordeaux Binger says:

    Doris Karloff came out smelling of roses though. Such a sweet honest lady. I saw her on television once.

  270. 270
    Scallywag says:

    Pigs are nice, intelligent animals that do a lot of good for mankind in a very giving way. They should not be confused with the Westminster low life. Please retract your reference to Pigs.

    A Pig might have made a better Speaker that Gorbals Mick!!!

  271. 271
    Oinks says:

    its bliss.
    All we get is rowbacks like Joseph McStraw on the Corners and Justice bill
    Long live expense claim exposure they’re all frozen frit.

    We can run the place ourselves who needs shonky northern Brits infecting our lives with crap about porcine flu (cause of which by the way now traced to the HoC)

  272. 272
    white Knight says:

    Can I have a receipt for 400Gns please?

  273. 273
    A doctor writes again says:

    I’ve had bad experiences with cheques. Just swipe your Oyster on the way out.

  274. 274
    Bordeaux Binger says:

    Don’t be so damned choosy. Some members of his family wash fairly regularly I am told.

  275. 275
    Another doctor writes says:

    Or if you’re male, cash.

  276. 276
    Anonymous says:

    Have to hope Mr Martin can stay in office. Makes no difference in the long term but the more damage the liblabcons do to their system now the quicker it is destroyed.

  277. 277
    Anonymous says:

    Whilst Gorbals is an utter Hunt and the sooner he’s gone the better, let’s not forget that it doesn’t end with him. Bringing him down should only be a step on the way to bringing the government down, we should not be appeased by his downfall.

  278. 278
    Agent 99 says:

    The working class can kiss my ass I’ve got the foremans job at last!!

    In this twats case never a truer word was spoken.

  279. 279
    Peter Grimes says:


    Bugger that for a game of soldiers! Since when have ZaNuLieBor observed Parliamentary tradition unless it suited them?

    Cameron should state that he will introduce a Bill after he is elected to rescind any outgoing honours where the recipient does not deserve it.

  280. 280
    Anonymous says:

    The working class can kiss my ass:
    I’ve got the Speaker’s job at last

  281. 281
    Anonymous says:

    Perhaps someone can explain to me why the new children’s database, which has been specifically/only setup to protect children, is logging the details of every single child in the country rather than just the ones who’ve been found (or even suspected) to be at risk?
    Can anyone here explain the logic?
    It’s like logging all adults’ details on a “burglar” list just in case someone is found to be a burglar later on.
    390,000 people with “official” access, and the data centralised on a single database so that a single loss of the data means that there’s publicy available info on the name/address/gender/school/parent of every child in the country.
    Given the child benefit data loss, and having a child myself, this scares the shit out of me.

  282. 282
    going down the pan says:

    breaking news smoke rising from roof of EU building in brussels (sky) probarbly the eu crooks burning their reciepts!

  283. 283
    Wadrians Hall says:

    without Scotland voting in labour MP’s south of the border the situation could be much different. Scotland cannot now wriggle away declining all knowledge.

    Yes to all intenets and purposes this is anyones fault who fell for these twats and voted for them

    I never did.

  284. 284
    horrorfan24 says:

    goebbels Mick, that one statement uttered by Martin, shows the public exactly what he is all about. He came into politics, not to help people, but to get what he thought was owed to him. You don’t need to know anymore, that simple sentence speaks volumes about the pig.

    I say we march on westminster and have ourselves a hog roast. From his fat backside we could feed the world. The greedy bugger must go!

  285. 285
    Another mad Fife git says:

    It’s Scottish oil – you basturdddzz!

  286. 286
    Agent 99 says:

    There there now…..

  287. 287
    Thats News says:

    Afternoon update. Is Speaker Martin doomed?

    I think those who knew what type of a person Michael Martin was, yet who deliberately pushed for him to become speaker should be given a good kicking in the ballots.

  288. 288
    mary doll says:

    Ahm no sticking up for him either, so therr!! He can get tae f**k as soon as possible the robbing bastard.

  289. 289
    Miss Use says:

    I resemble that remark !

  290. 290
    Fausty says:

    I did, and he (Horam) has not replied. Given his voting record, I can see why.

  291. 291
    It does not add up... says:

    He isn’t fit to be the canary in George Thomas’ father’s mine in Tonypandy.

  292. 292
    Agent 99 says:

    EXCELLENT POINT!!! With all this troughing the debt we were all talking about a few weeks ago climbs steadily higher and the credit worthiness plummets.

    What ever happens Labour in any form must NEVER EVER be allowed near power again unless its 440v and plugged into a chair.

    I see the scrappage scheme is already in tatters. Sums up Nu Labour perfectly

  293. 293
    Koba says:

    That elbow is a little too straight for my liking

  294. 294
    Anonymous says:

    you know, this is getting really nasty and racist. try taking the word “Jock” or “Scots” out of these posts and putting in the word “Jews” and see how it reads then…..

  295. 295
    Frostar says:

    I’d just like to point out that foulkes was born in England. He may sound Scottish but he’s not one of us.

  296. 296
    Anonymous says:

    wot about their NON CONTRIBUTORY pension pot, that’s worth about another 50K per year. Bet every last one of us writing these comments had to make contributions to our pensions, then we got robbed by Broon anyway. The have to go and go now, the stinking lot of them.

  297. 297
    Havocman says:

    A Lidl dustbin full of shit would have done a better job than the current Speaker.

  298. 298

    The Speaker did __/what/__ ???

    He did that, to that guy?

    Out with him now.

  299. 299
    Anonymous says:

    oh really? scotland been robbing “us” blind for years?

    go on then, show me an example of how scotland has been robbing “us” blind.

    never mind the speaker being out of his depth, he’s got a carnot for company….

  300. 300
    Anonymous says:

    yeah, look at Scargill, when his members and their families were down at the soup kitchen, where was he? Swanning about in his Jag.

  301. 301
    Scottyboy says:

    How ironic is it that Gorbals Mick will be the first speaker to be sacked since the reign of William of Orange! His fellow ocupants of the limousine ride to Celtic Park (funnily enough referred to as “The Piggery” by some in Glasgow) will not be amused! Haha.

  302. 302
    Anonymous says:

    Of course. The demands of the state are non-negotiable. Productive activity is for suckers. Enjoy the kamikaze power dive into economic oblivion.

  303. 303
    Great Granddad says:

    “The Speaker never spoke to me again and like others before and after me I was cast out.”

    Presumably the auditors got the same treatment and, like rabbits, ran with their tails between their legs. How else did the Fees Office get their accounts signed off?

    There is a lot more to come out yet about the Gorbals Troglodyte.

  304. 304
    Another mad Fife git says:

    I don’t see why the Scots are to blame – We’ve got 2 feckin Parliaments to support. I suppose it’s the unemployment up here efter the oil and coal ran oot so we have tae find any kind of a job. Hi diddle de dee feck the Unglish fur free

  305. 305
    Anonymous says:

    Elf n Safety

    you’ve got to take into account the dynamic loading caused by the dropping of a large object when the trapdoor opens…. what we need hear is a heave compensated gibbet

  306. 306
    Gordon Brown says:

    announces the ‘Scrap a Nokia for £2000′ scheme!

  307. 307
    Anonymous says:

    says more about you than the Scotchers methinks.

    and again, try replacing that Noun with the word Jews and see how it reads….. still comfortable with it?? Hmm? thought so, just checking…

  308. 308
    The Rt. Hon Tannoy Sound-System says:

    Just emailed my MP Chris Grayling asking him to vote against Martin staying on as speaker, if and when it comes to a vote. Pointed out that if he (Grayling) didn’t, I would no longer support him. Suggest you do the same.

  309. 309
    Anonymous says:

    yeah and unfortunately, you are correct.

  310. 310
    Greychatter says:

    Telegraph article: Gordon Brown /Speaker

    “He has previously praised Mr Martin for doing a good job, but that formula has now been dropped both by the premier and his spokesman.

    “What we have seen in expenses and in the revelations has angered and appalled me,” said Mr Brown.

    “It has angered me because people expect politicians to be serving the public and not serving themselves.

    “There has got to be root-and-branch reform… to make sure that people can have trust in what their politicians do.”

    The Prime Minister’s spokesman confirmed: “The Prime Minister and the Government will support the will of the House”


  311. 311
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Do you think Snot-Gobbler McBroon will have the balls to actually use it?

  312. 312
    Ally McCoist says:

    Rangers? Fuck off – we don’t want this hoon anywhere near Ibrox thank you very much. I can’t imagine even those clowns up the road would be too interested in his presence either, fenian or not.

  313. 313
    Root and branch says:

    Looking for a tree in a tree-less zone

  314. 314
    Alexandr Orlov says:


  315. 315
    It does not add up... says:

    Pawn sacrifice, but it won’t prevent cheque mate

  316. 316
    Anonymous says:

    Absolutely disgusting, why the fuck do we pay for their food when they have huge salaries. We must have been fucking nuts to have let this stuff go on.

  317. 317
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    There There!!!!

  318. 318
    Sir Barrington Minge says:


  319. 319
    Robc says:

    The fundamental problem is that the trust system was broken by Brown forcibly whipping in favour of this incompetent pillock.

  320. 320
    Anonymous says:

    You may have a point there Penguin. As a Scot who buggered off – not to a better place, just to be able to earn a living – I am avery aware that there is a huge scots diaspora. who interestingly are not allowed to vote in the Scottish elections. Nor the European ones. only the Westminister ones. and do I see a consipiracy there? you bet your cute unionist little bippy I do.

  321. 321
    Slobberdown Menob says:

    I see the problem!
    But could we not just stand the fat fuck up put a noose around his neck and winch him up nice and slow? This would remove the the sudden stress on the equipment and as an added advantage provide the entertainment of watching the eyeball’s pop out of his greedy scheming bloated face.
    Ps. i still think his head would eventually come off though!

  322. 322
    Free Cyprus Down With Imperial Turkey says:

    they wear kinky underwear under that stuff, big business in Muslem contries

  323. 323
    Anonymous says:

    nonsense. how is Scotland responsible for this shambles. the elected members of the house of commons are responsible for it. the civil servants who colluded in these claims are responsible for it.

    Every single troughing MP past or present who fiddled an expense is responsible for it.

    In Scotland, the Parliament has all exense claims ALL of them, posted on the website. now there’s transparency for you.

  324. 324
    Anonymous says:


    what’s the next verse????

  325. 325
    deleted says:

    Worst speaker ever. Thick, incompetent, hugely biased, seemingly clueless about his role and entirely unsuited for any kind of public office.

    A disgrace. A real disgrace.

  326. 326
    Jonathon Woss says:

    “You have been weighed, measured and found to be wanting.”

    Ah yers, a great line from one of my favourite movies.

  327. 327
    Porky Pies MP says:

    “ODOUR, ODOUR, we must have odour in this house. Now, allow the honourable gentleman to speak.”

    “Thank you Mr Speaker, I was actually complaining about the foul smell from yourself.”

    “ODOUR, ODOUR, does the honourable gentleman want me to do something about it?”

    “Err, perhaps you could sit down and change your tights a bit more.”

  328. 328
    Anonymous says:

    so was Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, for whom economics was a matter of the moral requirement to enable people to earn their living and have economic freedom.

  329. 329
    Magic_2010 says:

    Statement to the commons at 15:30?? What’s the fucking delay?
    Long liquid lunch for the troughing pigs?

  330. 330
    wolvreen says:

    Broon took 4bn a year out of our pensions and killed them. The MP’s pension will cost us and future tax payers 100m and probably much more.

    The corrupt accountants Arthur Andersen told Broon when in opposition that the pensions could take it. Later when he was warned by better advisers that he would cause serious damage the famous Broon brain clamped shut and ignored them.

  331. 331
    Ratsniffer says:

    You are making the mistake of thinking that labour scumbags give a toss about what a pensioner has to live on. All they care about is filling their own troughs. New Labour has been all about abandoning any pretence at caring about ordinary people and instead turning politics into a gravy train, while shafting those who voted them into office.

  332. 332
    Anonymous says:


    and then there’s the Welsh……

  333. 333
    The Rt Hon Porky Pig says:

    You can’t rush good swill. It has to be savoured.

  334. 334
    Anonymous says:

    she really does set the benchmark for this whold sorry mess doesn’t she. I mean, can you imagine her letting this dribbling festering sore develop and carry on for as long as it has?

    can you imagine her ever, ever playing the class card?

    can you imagine what she would do to anyone who spoke to kate Hoey like that from the benches, never mind imagine her sounding of like that herself. she must be apalled

  335. 335
    Porky Pies MP says:

    ‘The Piggery’? I thought that was reserved for Parliament – source of Swine Fever.

  336. 336
    Anonymous says:

    I AM Scottish and I agree!

  337. 337
    The Archbishop of Canterbury says:

    “Bellingham was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging. This was carried out in public on Monday, May 18 1812.”

    Err, so today is the anniversary of his execution. Call me a superstitious old fart but is that spooky or what?

  338. 338
    Ed Balls Hamster's Lawyer's Bank Manager's Postman's Lawyer says:

    Errrrrr, guilty.

  339. 339
    Johnny says says:

    Perhaps we should be burning effigies of our MPs as the Sri Lankan’s are doing.

    Effigy of David Millipede burned on the streets of Sri Lankan capital.

    It’s not a good effigy – the shirt is buttoned up right.

  340. 340
    Steve says:

    309, unfortunately so, he will probably ¨reward¨ a few more of the Troughers too

  341. 341
    going down the pan says:

    the scotch sould leave with nothing theyve already had it free university, free care for elderly, free heating systems, free perscription, higher payed teachers ,etc etc etc

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  343. 343
    Bertha Rochester says:

    Don’t you think that’s another reason we are all SO angry, because we know we’ve been patronised, manipulated and lied too for years and have been powerless to do anything.
    Now they’ve given us this golden opportunity and we will just not let it go, which would also explain why a lot of them misjudge the public mood so badly – they cannot actually believe we are so fired up, they still think that if they can hang on for a bit another story will pop up and we’ll forget all about it.

  344. 344
    Steve says:

    Great idea NewGirl!

    If we all go to the WA when we´re in Town and buy Guido a pint then we should keep him in Guinness for a few years yet!

  345. 345
    michael says:

    ok your grace “you are a superstitious old fart”….but yes it spooky

  346. 346
    going down the pan says:

    how can you say scot is racist?so that means aussie,jap,turk,czech,iraqie,and dare i say pakie (which i dont think is) are racist : get real

  347. 347
    Steve says:

    321, If there was an English Parliament it would almost certainly be Tory for a long time, it is the Scottish Labour MPs that vote on things not affecting them that have seen the current govt. railroad so much shit on the rest of us

  348. 348
    Wat Tyler says:

    Martin Bell had the right idea this morning on bbc brekkers
    Get the public in every constituency to find and field an independent candidate, someone the locals know and trust and put them up against the whole flippin’ lot of them at the next GE. Talk about a people’s revolution!

  349. 349
    Bertha Rochester says:


  350. 350
    Bertha Rochester says:

    Ahh goo on!

  351. 351
    Doctor Mick says:

    First comes the fame and fortune…next, comes the groupies.

  352. 352
    Bertha Rochester says:

    Why does it have to be an MP?
    Tell you who’d make a good speaker.
    Andrew Walker, that absolute gem of a coroner from Oxfordshire, who has been such a thorn in the MOD’s side over military casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    o/t glad to see the gov. have just been defeated over removing human rights protection from military serving overseas – and that all started with AW.

  353. 353
    Anonymous says:

    Let them eat grass

  354. 354
    Seasick Dave says:

    Cameron has just called for a General Election.

    I can’t wait for the doorstepping.

  355. 355
    swordfish says:

    And why is it that so far as I can find out only Labour MP’s have had their “mortgage interest payments” allowed for expenses after the mortgage has been repaid ? See Daily Telegraph front page today. There may be MP’s from other parties so treated but I have yet to find them. Have asked the Telegraph about it I think that the Speaker controls the Fees Office ??

  356. 356
    Sarge says:

    Not quite true. The Royal Navy do not swear an oath to the Sovereign,nor do Royal Marine Officers.

    Don’t worry,if the rules of engagement are anything like in Northern Ireland you will be perfectly safe.

  357. 357
    XXXX says:

    Until we meet again, some sunny day.

    Goodbye, goodbye, We’re leaving you tiddly -bye. Goodbye, we wish you all a goodbye…

  358. 358
    Anonymous says:

    Foulks was born in Owerty on the welsh border a jock never a joke yes

  359. 359
    fewqwer says:

    A most insightful comment.

    Your last sentence lucidly observes the tendency of useful idiots to regard socialists with power as somehow not socialist.

  360. 360
    Bertha Rochester says:

    All that waiting for a big fat ZERO
    everyone incandescent with the speaker’s statement

  361. 361
    NewGirl says:

    you just jealous Doc!

  362. 362
    uk Fred says:

    Yeh, why not?. Shahid Malik for the spit too.

    Shame he won’t feed quite so many though.

  363. 363
    uk Fred says:

    It was my Scottish Granny who used to tell politicians that they were “.. like bananas. Youse aw start aff green an’ straight, an’ end up yella an’ bent!”

    I am astounded by her foresight from some 40 years ago.

  364. 364
    uk Fred says:

    Too Right, Ally.

    Wi’ a name lik’ Mick, he’s obviously from the left-fitted troughers’ bit o’ Glesca.

    Mind ye, they goat rid o’ his kind o’ trougher at Glesca East when they hud a Bye-election, an’ goat SNP insteed.

    Better idea, if he can walk across the Clyde under the Kingston Brig wi’ his concrete boots oan, then mebbe, jist mebbe, we should let him staun ootside Ibrox for folk tae throw their rotten fruit an’ veg at him afore we get a crane wi’ a guid strong rope for some Iranian style entertainment.

  365. 365
    uk Fred says:

    Ah’ve bin there. Well, when Ah wiz wee, the bus went through Springburn tae Glesca. Ah kin still mind ma da’ tellin’ me no tae get aff the bus there becuz it wiz dangerous. He said somethin’ aboot the folk there being metal, or that they wid be if they’d hud ony brains. Ah’m sure he said the best thing aboot Springburn wiz that the train tae Bishopbriggs didnae stoap there. Nae winder they voted for Goebbels Mick. An’ yon Lie Baaah candidate from Govan Bye Election (in the 1970’s ah think) that had “Hong Kong” tattooed on his knuckles because he couldnae spell “King” came frae Springburn, did he no.

  366. 366

    Probably Labour is a criminal organisation, which uses every shady means to take money from the public. They should all be executed.

  367. 367
    Finnpog says:

    Their pensions should be like the rest of us – 1 /70th for each year served – I’d even be generous and let them accrue at 1 / 60th if they put in 11% of theirs first.

  368. 368

    This should be done retrospectively to get those corrupt Labour lobbyists out of the Lords and into jail. Alternatively, pass a bill of Attainder and execute the lot of them!

  369. 369
    uk Fred says:

    If, in Mallelieu vs Drummond (“The” tax case on wholly, exclusively and necessarily) the clothing was not allowed because, although worn only (wholly test) in court and necessarily (necessarily test) in court, it was not exclusively for the purposes of employment as a trainee barrister because it also “provided a modicum of warmth and decency”. The food consumed by Balls & Cooper, if they partook of any themselves, was surely not exclusively for the purposes of the roles as MP’s and they should therefore be taxed on it. Shame, that. Could it happen to nicer people?

  370. 370

    Nowhere is beyond the reach of MI 6 or the special forces. They might not want to spend the rest of their lives wondering when the SAS will come through their windows.

  371. 371

    The modern way is meant to be humane by causing a quick death. I think the old way was just to kick them off the ladder and let them strangle slowly. Lots of scope for experiment with our troughers.

  372. 372

    Time for some modernisation and reform. Labour always tells us they’re very keen on those things. Let’s hope the SNP can take Gorbals Mick’s seat.

  373. 373

    They should drag him out and throw him in the Thames.

  374. 374
    " WHAT THERMITE ? " says:

    You can guarantee they will have fallen off the back of a lorry and will be bent.!

  375. 375
    Frank says:

    HOW TO PROSECUTE YOUR MP………..for free
    1) Any Voter can make an OFFICIAL complaint against an MP at the local Police Station The Police are OBLIGED to act on this and you will be issued with a Crime Report Number.
    Any MP can be charged under the ‘2006 FRAUD ACT’ sections 2,3.&4.
    (MPs are not ‘exempt’).
    2) Alternately, any Voter can take out a Private Prosecution against any MP on similar grounds.
    If you are unemployed, or on a low income, claim for Free Legal Aid.
    There shouldn’t be any problem.

  376. 376
    Samantha says:

    I think that’s a very good point. Everything one hears about the Scottish political mafia is horrifying, and only a certain sort of ruthless machine politician could rise in that system.

    It’s a tragedy that this hoonish clan has provoked such resentment of the Scots in England. In the past they contributed admirably and well above their weight to our national life, indeed to our international ascendency – in the Services (esp the army), in the arts, the sciences and not least in our political life. In a sense they built the empire, since a very sizeable % of the C19th serving army and of the overseas civil service administration was Scottish.

    It’s immensely sad there is now such a mutual distrust and dislike – and New Labour is imo much to blame, as so for much else of our discontent

  377. 377
    Frank says:

    Its often been said, but I’ll say it again “The only honest man ever to enter the House of Commons wth good intent, was Guy Fawkes”. LOL

  378. 378
    going down the pan says:

    old two jobs foulks member of scotish parliament and member of house of lords mp’s salary and £595 per day plus fiddles from the lords doe’s he find the time?

  379. 379
    going down the pan says:

    under b liar there were 68 of them

  380. 380
    going down the pan says:

    he wont stand he’ll park his fat arse in the lords and carry on troughing fat turd

  381. 381
    going down the pan says:

    why pollute the fucking river?

  382. 382
    going down the pan says:

    new parliamentry rules : £60,000 thats your lot NO expences no outside jobs no cash for questions no fiddles take it or leave it WORK at least 8hrs a day shut the lords scrap all quango’s fingers in the till 5 years min sack and public humiliation people use’d to go into politics to MAKE A DIFFERENCE lets get them back in

  383. 383
    You Couldn't Make It Up says:

    I agree

  384. 384
    Archie says:

    Did you hear that ghastly old wanker Foulkes sticking up for Welder McHaggis on Five live this weekend? Trotting out the “puiblic schuil snoberry, ye ken, Jimmy” bollocks.

  385. 385
    Anonymous says:

    “…you know, this is getting really nasty and racist. try taking the word “Jock” or “Scots” out of these posts and putting in the word “Jews” and see how it reads then…..”

    Hmm…improves it….

  386. 386
    pedantic andy says:

    Two questions:

    Can we perform a citizen’s arrest on an MP suspected of theft/fraud?

    Will auditors go into MPs second homes unannounced and check that all this TV/furniture are still in place. It would be shocking if they have gone walkies

  387. 387
    Anonymous says:

    Guido for Speaker hold the bastards to account, who else !!!

  388. 388
    Anon says:

    Steady on young person?

    Your being dis-respectul towards Klingons!!

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