May 18th, 2011

Met Looking Into David Laws Complaint


Guido understands the Met are looking into the following paragraph from the conclusion of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards report:

 “Mr Laws was in breach of the rules of the House in claiming for repairs and maintenance work undertaken on the second London home in 2007-08, since these additional expenses were not necessarily incurred by him given that his rental claims were already significantly above that which could be justified by his share of living in the property in a sound condition, with the result that his claims for building work benefited someone close to him, namely his partner who owned the property and who lived in it with him, contrary to section 3.3.2 of the July 2006 Green Book.”

The question is whether the “expenses were not necessarily incurred” amounts to dishonesty, in which case they will launch a criminal investigation into possible offences of fraud and false accounting. It does not matter if he did not gain personally, it is only necessary to show another person gained, in this case his partner. Laws was only the tenant, yet he made claims for building work that were the responsibility of the landlord, his partner. Guido seems to remember that a deal was done so that the Met wouldn’t investigate if the Standards and Privileges Committee dished out a punishment. Could have just gone out the window?


113 Comments

  1. 1
    LMFAO! says:

    HUHNE MUST RESIG… wait? Laws ? The same Laws Guido didn’t think would have to resign ? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

  2. 2
    The 'dingly-dangly' sword of truth says:

    Disgraced Hoon gets top job at defence firm Westland – which landed £1.7bn contract when he was Defence Secretary

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388195/Disgraced-Geoff-Hoon-lands-job-defence-firm-Westland.html#ixzz1MhWqq8nZ

  3. 3
    Lord Bumwatch says:

    Leave it to the Met!
    Essex are carrots in comparison.

  4. 4
    Bliars cash for honours says:

    I never resigned

  5. 5
    pissed off voter says:

    that’s cheered me up :)

  6. 6
    Fat Ken says:

    I would have let him off. Soft on crime soft on the causes of crime.

  7. 7
    Penfold says:

    Lets hope that he remembers his soap on a rope………

  8. 8
    Ken Dudd says:

    i love the Liberal Democrats

  9. 9
    where's billy? says:

    laws is a slimey rodent, hiding his criminality behind his sexuality. I hope he goes down for longer than the pathertic terms given to Morley, Taylor et al.

  10. 10
    Sue Doughty says:

    Good, what took them so long.

  11. 11
    Brokeback Dave says:

    so do i

  12. 12
    concerned of knobland says:

    Where’s Billy, his old boiler seems to need servicing more frequently these days?

  13. 13
    Simon says:

    Guido only said he shouldn’t resign because all the right wing bloggers suddenly think the Lib Dems are marvellous

  14. 14
    One Who Knows says:

    How’s Twyford?

  15. 15
    Righty Right Wing (Mrs) says:

    David Laws is a fraudster & a thief.

    In any other walk of life he would already be serving his richly deserved prison sentence.

  16. 16
    give me a chance princess says:

    They are good for a laugh tbh.

  17. 17
    50 Calibre says:

    Right on. Let’s hear it for the Met…

  18. 18
    Peter Grimes says:

    Speak for yourself!

  19. 19
    hello, is it me your looking for? says:

    The powers that be had to decide whether Laws needed a good kicking in the pubic interest.

  20. 20
    Ken Dod says:

    What a wonderful day for … ah sod it.

  21. 21
    Ali Dizaei says:

    Why is da Met investigating him ? Is it cos he is black ,innit ?

  22. 22
    Ken Dod says:

    Down

  23. 23
    ron Vibentrop says:

    Brilliant!! He can grease his arse for the broom handle and then hang himself. Anyone got an orange?

  24. 24
    the moneyshot says:

    libdems are so liberal on themselves

    give piles of taxpayers cash to lovers

    give points on driving licence to anyone but themselves

  25. 25
    Commander Tehran Tosser says:

    I’ze not black! I’ze Persian innit!

  26. 26
    Mr Knob Stroker, Head of Pastoral Care says:

    For all of those that have expressed concern over the recent whereabouts of Billy, rest assured, he is locked in my study doing some remedial spelling tests and exercises.

  27. 27

    BBC trying to hang Ken Clarke atm!

  28. 28
    Nostradamus says:

    May I share with you a premonition about tomorrow’s Question Time.

    The first question will be from a hand-picked, hatchet-faced diversity officer, who hisses something about rape.

    Cue po-faced handwringing from the panel, Clarke being heckled and baited as he attempts to explain himself and a suspicious number of boot-faced, humourless whining lesbians prattling on about how his views are not acceptable in the 21st century from the audience. Someone who was born in 1993 will make a remark about “typical Tories” to rapturous applause. The Orwellian groupthink conclusion will be that this is the worst thing anyone has ever done.

    In contrast, the Huhne issue will be glossed over, and if David Laws is brought up, the message will be that the investigation is motivated by homophobia.

    At no point will any of the criminals in the audience be challenged on their behaviour, and will be allowed to blame their scumbaggery on “nuffink to do” and “no help to gerrof drugs innit” ie the rest of us are to blame and the problem can only be solved by hosing it down with public money.

  29. 29
    Agusta Westland Spokesperson says:

    There is absolutely no connection regarding the awarding of a very lucrative contract to ourselves by Geoff Hoon and our appointment of Geoff Hoon on a very lucrative contract, none, none whatsoever.

  30. 30
    Archer Karcher says:

    Clearly you do not come here very often ‘simon’ or you have a distinct inability to read comments here and even begin to understand what is being posted. Seek help.

  31. 31
    Kindle woodfire says:

    Clicked on Guidos Kindle blog and this appears on Amazon

    This title is not available for customers from:
    United Kingdom (change region)

    cnuts

  32. 32
    Calamity Clarke says:

    Rapists should get 4 weeks in an open prison.

  33. 33

    Will there be any Liberals left in Parliament at this rate? Perhaps we should freeze one so that people in future ages will be able to know what they were like.

  34. 34
    BenchBacker says:

    I think it’s the fact that Laws did “go down” that got him into trouble. In this case the landlord came before the laws…

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Ali,

    you’d have been machine gunned for your crimes in Tehran. Think yourself lucky that you are a visitor to the UK.

  36. 36
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Quite correct. Nothing to see here. Move along.

  37. 37
    Stephen Byers says:

    Would anyone like a taxi for hire ???? Five grand a day should just about cover it ??

  38. 38
    God says:

    Actually he died and has been reincarnated as Guido’s personal bidet

    It’s what he would have wanted

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    May I share with you a piece of advice regarding Question Time?…

    Don’t watch it.

    I stopped watching it a few years ago.

    Avoiding watching Question Time will stop you from wanting to kick seven shades of shit out of your telly.

    Watching it serves no purpose unless you’re a lefty who wants to be pumped up by what’s basically nothing more than a labour/lefty rally.

    I did like it when on the BBC election coverage Michael Gove tore the presenter a new arse for blatent bias/propaganda, but that kind of “come-back” isn’t possible on QT because they’d just edit it out as it’s not completely live.

  40. 40
    Labour has perverts says:

    What Clarke said was stupid but it’s a bit rich of Labour to be up in arms when they had a notorious sex pest (pr**za) in their cabinet for ten years.

  41. 41
    Attempts to keep the Police out of the Equation says:

    John Lyon = government Firewall

  42. 42
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Good news about Laws and let’s hope the MET will be feeling Denis McShane’s collar next, over his theft in claiming for a second home that turned out to be a garage.

    Big Bubba’s gonna be doing overtime :-)

  43. 43
    Postlethwaite says:

    ”. . . the Met wouldn’t investigate if John Lyon dished out punishment”

    Who he?

  44. 44
    british gas burns best says:

    just as we’re zeroing on Huhne up pops the Laws target again…its a race for which goes bang first

  45. 45
    The corrupt House of Lords says:

    Would anyone like any Legislation put down Favourable rates.

  46. 46
    Droit de Cuissage says:

    Brilliant. One way Ken can defend himself is to say that the Daily Mail is determined to get rid of him (as Nick Rpbinson suggests), so all those saying ‘Ken must go’ will be helping. Funny how a mere mention of the phrase ‘Daily Mail Reader’ can summon a self-righteous snigger from a BBC audience and the evocation of a whole phalanx of horsemen of the apocalypse.

  47. 47
    Fuck off says:

    @Nostradamus, what a nasty piece of work you are. Are you a rapist yourself by any chance? Attack Question Time and Labour by all means but when you ridicule concern about rape you just reveal what a vile creature you are. Do you have a wife or daughter? Would you call them hatchet faced lesbians if they were raped? Do one you nasty prick.

  48. 48
    Ali Dizaei Rascal says:

    I’m Bonkers !

  49. 49
    tell it like it really is says:

    Kenny justice sec Clark says it’s parampunt to stop the rate of reoffending in this country —– rope, bullet, lethal injection, take your pick, not a problem.

  50. 50
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    LOL at Denis “The Menace” Skinner nearly busting a blood vessel at PMQs.

    What a c*unt.

    Dave should have told him to calm down. Hahahahaha

  51. 51
    Postlethwaite says:

    +1 and plus one, don’t watch it.

    The programme that follows, headed up by Brillo, nowadays has that embezzling fat cow Jacqui (porno) Smith on more times than enough.

    Tour of California cycling it is then – freeview 24. Prog starts at 10.00 p.m.

  52. 52
    David Laws' special chair says:

    loving it

  53. 53
    Desperate Dan says:

    Its about time the ex-Labour MP Dennis McShane due to appear in court.

  54. 54
    scratch and sniff says:

    dave is keener to give him a good sucking in the pubic area – this c unt should be in jail already

  55. 55
    Postlethwaite says:

    Yeah, good kicking – like standing in front of his chums and saying sorry i got caught out but i’ll stay home for a few days till the public forgets.

  56. 56
    Fa kin Su Pah says:

    Commons jester on 100 grand

  57. 57
    Tron says:

    That is spot on.
    Have you got the lottery numbers ?

  58. 58
    Jack Ketch says:

    I prefer hurdle, rope and knife. And I’m cheap!

  59. 59
    David Laws and Christopher Huhne says:

    Thanks Ken.

  60. 60

    Pressure’s building up for Laws….

    Guido’s LiveChat highlights are available here in record time – find out who won #bestline…

  61. 61
    Ken "I Love The Euro" Clarke says:

    It’s not rape if you yell “SURPRISE”

  62. 62
    Fat toffee nosed far right wing cock says:

    Rape? Who gives a stuff. It’s a laugh! Nothing wrong with a rape or two. This is political correctness gone mad!

  63. 63
    Common sense voter says:

    Laws should be investigated and imprisoned like any other criminal who steals large sums of money, in his case from us.

    Interesting to see a lack of comments from Lembit’s cheeky dildo in this instance. I’m guessing it’s because one of the reasons he lost his seat was that he liked to engage in a spot of stealing from us too. Don’t ya just love being lectured on dishonesty by a thief.

  64. 64
    scratch and sniff says:

    honesty is for the little people

  65. 65
    Nelson Muntz says:

    Ha ha

  66. 66
    Kaiser Wilhelm II says:

    Fatty Clarke is as we speak extracting the shotgun pellets from his Hush Puppies. This dinosaur from the Europhilic Period is finally sinking into the tar pit.

    Is there anyone left to whom to give a job ?

    they must be running out of both Liberals and Tories for ministerial posts.

  67. 67

    Poor old David. Nice chap. always has a comb…Ahh well. Don’t get caught! That’s the MP motto, eh Chris? Chris? ..oh..ooopss.. sorry, forgot.

    Anyway, In the recent reshuffle of the opposition front bench Labour MP Thomas Docherty was appointed to the Treasury team as PPS to Angela Eagle MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

    The person asking the Met to have a peek at Laws…Thomas Docherty.

    Why are the Labour treasury team so frightened of Laws? He’s only 5ft,4.

  68. 68
    Gordon Brown says:

    I want to be head of the IDF.

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    This proves what a nasty piece of work Tories are; given the chance they might want to let rapist off with spot fine. Many many years ago English government encouraged this type of behavior in Scotland and Ireland.

  70. 70
    Engineer says:

    Why hasn’t Laws resigned his parliamentary seat?

  71. 71
    Desperate Dan says:

    It wasn’t stupid. There’s a world of difference between underage sex and, say, gang rape that results in permanent disfigurement. To insist that all rapes, as defined by the law, are identically bad is ridiculous.

  72. 72
    Sir William Waad says:

    Do you actually understand the previous postings?

  73. 73
    Nostradamus says:

    @fuckoff. You’ve strayed into over the top Toynbee-esque dimwittery here, so I will spell my thoughts out to you like you’re five.

    Ken Clarke’s comments do not ridicule rape victims.
    My disdain for the inevitable attempts by hateful, left wing, tribal fuckwits to make political capital out of Ken Clarke’s comments does not ridicule rape victims.

    If my wife was raped, the sight of a hatchet faced lesbian getting angry about Ken Clarke talking about rape on QT would not offer her any comfort.

    If you need this posted phonetically please don’t hesitate to ask.

  74. 74
    Lonely Realist says:

    @ Fuck off

    Over-sensitive, boot-faced, humourless whining lesbian rehearsing for QT?
    Don’t let the point of the comment or the facts of the matter get in the way of your rant.

  75. 75
    Sir William Waad says:

    There are only two currencies – My Money and Other People’s Money.

    My Money was got by skill and hard graft. It is thoroughly deserved and should be deeply respected. I am entitled to the very fullest value for every penny of it that I choose to spend.

    Other People’s Money was not won by skill, hard graft or even luck. It was just found in great heaps on the floor. It can be used for any purpose, however vain, gambled away, piddled down the drain or stolen.

  76. 76
    Desperate Dan says:

    Ed Miliband thinks underage sex is the same as gang rape. That sounds like the Labour Party are excusing gang rape.

  77. 77
    Lonely? I can see why says:

    @Lonely Realist, I can see why you’re lonely. Sad git.

  78. 78
    Lonely Realist says:

    +1

  79. 79
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    He mucked up his points something rotten.

    What made his statements stupid were a lack of fluency. If you were being generous, you could see his point, but it was badly made. But its close to being a GW bush-ism.

  80. 80
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Are the Met going to investigate Kevin McNulty over his expenses claims.

  81. 81
    Breaking News just announced on Sky says:

    Essex police say they will be “speaking to certain individuals” regarding the Huhne case.

  82. 82
    BBC NEWS says:

    ESSEX PLOD 2 INVESTIGATE HUHNE

  83. 83
    Storm in a tea cup says:

    What a fucking joke this Ken Clarke on radio 5 story is, obviously this is how low the political points scoring from Red☭Ed has sunk to.

  84. 84
    Byer's former side-kick, Jo says:

    Today would be a good day for burying some trougher like you.

  85. 85
    Backwoodsman says:

    “with the result that his claims for building work benefited someone close to him, namely his partner who owned the property ”
    Thats Margaret Moran fucked then – she renovated an entire house 250 miles away from her constituency at tax payers expense.

  86. 86
    The name is Cock, Handycock says:

    Prezza is an amateur compared to me.

  87. 87
    Princess says:

    I can vouch for that.

  88. 88
    british gas burns best says:

    stupid old git needs a good kicking..frothing at the mouth and in the end just sat down…wanker couldn’t fuck his way out of a bolsover fish shop

  89. 89
    strauss can't says:

    Libdems are useless at everything.

  90. 90
    Lonely Realist says:

    @ Lonely? I can see why

    Really nailed my Name to the side of a barn there, eh? About the facts, ….

  91. 91
    british gas burns best says:

    laws is sufferable over huhne any day..shows what so many years in the political wilderness does to the stock of a ploitical party. Obscurity breeds
    simon hughes, vince cable et al

  92. 92
    Desperate Dan says:

    Its true he didn’t express himself very well but he was on the programme to talk about sentencing policy . The BBC decided to ask him about rape instead because that’s what interests editors and producers at Radio 5 Live. He was ambushed by BBC sleazebags who like to make news rather than report it.

  93. 93
    Iloathlefties says:

    Laws is a thieving swine and Lyon is useless. When I complained about my ex-MP he basically looked at nothing and also gave him an excuse for the purchase of over £7000 worth of computers EVERY year! Plus loads more. The expenses stuff is a pure scam.

  94. 94
    Moley says:

    The rehabilitation of Laws is going to be fast-tracked by a police investigation which clears him.

    Or perhaps not.

  95. 95
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Good and about time. Can we also have Met investigations into other cases – Wiggin, Moran, McKay and Kirkbride, Khan, Malik – the list is very long.

  96. 96
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Yes and he would have many, many more parliamentary colleagues alongside him.

  97. 97
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    No it is because he is corrupt and a thief just like you

  98. 98
    Anonymous says:

    @Fuck off:

    You’ve just proved Notradamus’ entire point by displaying your complete ignorance of the facts/arguments.

    What you’re saying is that a 17 year old boy who has consensual sex with a 15 year old girl is no different to a group of 20 middle-aged men gang-raping a 4 year old boy.

    Do you or any of your ilk *ever* actually listen to the facts/arguments in your lefty world?

  99. 99
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Clarke is basically a Lib Dem – soft on crime and a Eurofanatic. He jut needs to show an adherence to either the bottle or extramarital sex to become a Lib Dem leadership candidate.

  100. 100
    british gas burns best says:

    and growing

  101. 101
    Aunt Hilda says:

    vladamir putin and I are colleagues says medvedvev….until its time to decide who wins what

  102. 102
    marginally confused says:

    the faster they appoint a new head of the MFI the quicker I can get my kitchen complaint processed..I’m only waiting for a groin screw with female fittings

  103. 103
    Once a Huhne always a C'unt says:

    if you hadn’t given someone else your points you could have had a prize you c’unt

  104. 104
    Hercules says:

    I don’t think I can do it. This pile of shit in HoC is too much even for me to clean up.

  105. 105
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Laws is lying over in the Evening Standard how glad he is he was forced to out himself. “The irony is that the private life bit, although it is the part that caused problems with my expenses, ended up being the simplest and most straightforward thing to resolve.”

    Oh, ‘problems with my expenses’ is the new expression for ‘my blatant and protracted fiddling’ it seems.

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23951191-im-glad-im-out-as-gay-says-david-laws.do

  106. 106

    Top 2 old school rock song – war pigs by blacksabbath and Janie got a gun by aerosmith

  107. 107
    20 Megaton says:

    Plod need to look at Uddin the Marxist, racist shite in the HoL.

    Stole over £100000 when claiming for a flat on the south coast that she never stayed in.

  108. 108
    Spalpeen Extravaganza says:

    Quite right. Parliament may have punished Laws, but they haven’t punished his partner. The police must investigate.

  109. 109
    East Midlander says:

    Brilliant summary, and the reason most right thinking people have given up watching this Left wing travesty of a programme.

  110. 110
    Mark Thomson says:

    The lying, corrupt, hypocritical arse-bandit.

    There’s a job for you at the BBC my boy!

  111. 111
    Nostradumbass says:

    dat ken ca rke fuckup all over da news will bee a kwestion !!

    ow did i noes dat ?

    DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRR!?!?!?

  112. 112
    C. change says:

    Laws – Yeovil; Yeovil -Westlands; Westlands – Hoon; Hoon – Labour; Labour – Lib Dem; Lib Dem – Laws

  113. 113
    Hang 'em high says:

    Elliot Morley ends up in court, Laws ends up in the cabinet. Well done Dave, tough on crime tough on the causes of … oh, wait. Sorry Dave, I forgot you were a Tory.

    Best to Sam.


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