September 12th, 2011

FLASHBACK: Osborne Statement On Natalie Rowe Allegations

George Osborne said in October 2005:

“The allegations are completely untrue and dredging up a photo from when I was 22 years old is pretty desperate stuff.

This is merely part of a smear campaign to divert attention from the issues that matter in this leadership contest and I am confident people will not be distracted by this rubbish.

Twelve years ago a friend of mine went out with a woman called Natalie and they had a child together.

I met them together occasionally in the autumn of 1993, and it soon became clear that my friend had started to use drugs.

He became more and more addicted and I saw his life fall apart.

With his other friends I tried to persuade him to seek treatment.

Eventually he did and after a long time in rehabilitation he has now recovered and put his life back together.

I am very proud of the battle he has fought and won. 

That is, and always has been, the sum total of my connection with this woman.

It was a stark lesson to me at a young age of the destruction which drugs bring to so many people’s lives. 

Ever since then I have believed that tough, realistic policies to tackle the evil of drugs should be one of the top priorities of any government.

I now want to respect the privacy of my friend who is now happily recovered and working full-time abroad, and the privacy of his young child.

For the sake of that child I think we should leave them alone.”

He’s up in the House at 15:30. First one to shout “Louise” gets a spanking…


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I reckon he will have some good comebacks tho in the house.


    • 4
      William Hague. says:

      Ffion, what does insipid mean?


      • 8
        Louise says:

        It means in the closet


        • 111
          David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          So he lied…… Institutional corruption reigns at Westminster. Clegg was going to shut the gates and sort it out, but then again, who could trust a word he says.

          Clegg wrote that “all nations have a cross to bear, and none more so than Germany with its memories of Nazism. But the British cross is more insidious still. A misplaced sense of superiority, sustained by delusions of grandeur and a tenacious obsession with the last war, is much harder to shake off”.[38][39] The article was dusted down during the 2010 General Election campaign when the Daily Mail interpreted the article as being a “Nazi slur on Britain” . I think Clegg should leave office and the country.


      • 10
        RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

        It’s David’s nickname for me.


      • 13
        Ffion says:

        Lacking apunk William


      • 16
        Anonymous says:

        Well he never denied using cocaine, prostitute or having kinky sex; so he can always claim he was telling the truth.


      • 120
        low resolution fox says:

        So err, who has Osborne upset this week to bring this out?


    • 95
      Engineer says:

      The government benches will no doubt be keen to remind the opposition that George has some spanking policies, with which he will whip the economy into shape.


      • 108
        Anonymous says:

        Why hasn’t he implemented them yet? Economy is in a worse state now, even Brown wasn’t able being economy as down as Osborne.


  2. 2
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Is anyone else thinking that Osborne’s the dad?


  3. 3
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Young people do stupid thing shocker!

    Some say we are all socialist in our teens and early 20s, then most people grow up when they relise what the real world looks like.

    In my eyes he has no reason to resign.

    unless it can be proven that he still indulges in these activertis.


  4. 7
    Backwoodsman says:

    I now want to respect the privacy of my friend who is now happily recovered and working full-time abroad, and the privacy of his young child

    Blair ?


    • 66
      Engineer says:

      William Sinclair, according to the interview Guido posted earlier.

      Who William Sinclair? No idea – scion of a landed family and former Bullingdon member, apparently.


    • 95
      dave - hit me with your rhythm stick - cameron says:

      rothschild – already?


  5. 9
    The Lurcher says:

    “He’s up in the House at 15:30.”
    He’ll probably get some stick.


  6. 11
    Rat's arse says:

    I am not a bit interested……………..oh feckin hell, what’s the point!

    Guido, shouldn’t you be at the TUC conference? Now your perspective on that would be interesting.


    • 21
      nell says:

      Apparently brandanbarber and his mates want all their members to go out and break the law and get themselves locked up whilst the tuc leaders take themselves off to a five star hotel to enjoy a few days of champagne socialism and watch the mayhem from a safe distance, all expenses paid for by union members subs of course.


      • 71
        When did socialists ever bother about the facts ?? says:

        I think they tried this in Greece and look what happened there….. why do those on the left seem totally incapable of understanding the phrase…”There’s no money left…it’s all gone !!!” protest all you like comrades it won’t make much diffrence ..the country’s fucked economically for the next decade anyway


      • 83
        Anonymous says:

        Norfolk and good.


    • 26
      Smig says:

      Barber had to be kept “on-message” by Sian Williams on BBC Breakfast this morning. He was ready to talk on about investing in real, tangible money making industry and she had to pull him back to talking about cuts, and boxtickers and bedwetters losing their pathetic little non-jobs.


    • 32
      labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      Two true.

      Who gives a toss how many Persians and brasses he had before he went into parliament . . . . execpt theB-bbc of course.


    • 51
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      You should this and some of the overtones.


  7. 14
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    How many members are called Louise and will they all be in the chamber and seeking to catch to spe@kers eye?


  8. 15
    Is this the same says:

    Greasy George Osborne

    Who failed to ‘crack’ a joke the other evening..?


  9. 17
    smoggie says:

    “I did not inhale with that woman!”


  10. 18
  11. 22
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Anyone out there got any proof. Remember the days when facts were used.


  12. 27
    Brian's voice of reason says:

    I would prefer to see ministers who have had some life experience, and who have a little bit of colour to their history.

    As long as it wasn’t a persistant habit, the odd drug fueled romp in your youth with a handful of slutty whores doesn’t make you a bad person or unsuitable to become a politician.colour to their history.

    As long as it wasn’t a persistant habit, the odd drug fueled romp in your youth with a handful of slutty whores doesn’t make you a bad person or unsuitable to become a politician.


    • 36
      nadine suckmeoff says:

      i think that you should lay off the coke for a bit – endlessly repeating yourself is a dead giveaway


    • 42
      East India Company wallah says:

      Exactly what standard of journalism is being applied here,this woman is a whore who charges money for her services-is this a credible witness for a state broadcaster to peruse-does anyone care if George had the stiffness removed by this woman-I dont
      Another guerilla attack from left-field,hoping they can stymie Osborne as he cuts all the paid leeches of the near corpse of the nation


      • 54
        Anonymous says:

        Rather than her you want to believe the story of cocaine user, who pays for sex and like kinky things done to him. At least she accepts what she is.


      • 69
        Anonymous says:

        Ok, she’s a whore, but he’s a politician. I know which one I trust and respect more, (and it’s not the politician).


        • 75
          dave - hit me with your rhythm stick - cameron says:

          it’s not just about trust and respect, whores are cheaper


          • jgm2 says:

            I’m a little disappointed with the ethics of whores these days. Time was when the deal was that you gave a whore money for whoring and she kept her gob shut. Or not, depending on what you’ve paid for. But she certainly didn’t run off to the newspapers for a ‘double-dip’ of payment.

            Whores eh? They ain’t what they used to be.


          • Reg from Eltham says:

            “Being paid for getting laid. I guess that’s the name of the game”.


      • 87
        Anonymous says:

        Tory twat.


  13. 28
    Swiss Toni says:

    What happened to this website. Since when did Derek Draper start to become Editor?


  14. 33
    smoggie says:

    So is this un-named ‘friend’ really himself?


  15. 39
    dave - hit me with your rhythm stick - cameron says:

    “As long as it wasn’t a persistant habit, the odd drug fueled romp in your youth with a handful of slutty whores doesn’t make you a bad person or unsuitable to become a politician.”

    too fucking right


  16. 40
    Chris Huhne says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Gideon is still indulging in the SM, he looks the type.


  17. 41
    Steve Miliband says:

    Looks like the LD’s are getting a lot of their constituencies squeezed. Ha


  18. 44
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    this would be like one of the rioters who stole a bottle of water becoming a mp in 20 years.

    Should they be hounded all thier lives?


  19. 47
    yeah, right.. says:

    Drugs arent evil per se.

    Making them illegal so that trade in them attracts the worst sort of scum would appear to be evil, given that it condemns large sections of (poorer) society to have their lives blighted by those who need to steal and rob to fund their habit.

    Portugal seems to have done the legalisation thing without too many problems. Ok, so its economy is on its knees but I doubt that was ever caused by drug addicts.


  20. 50
    Dunlaggin says:

    Shock news- Tory cabinet minister is possibly heterosexual, alleged to have had sex with a woman when in his twenties.


  21. 52
    simon r says:

    So what if he did coke – I seem to remember certain stories about a young Charles Lynton and a male public toliet.


  22. 53
    Red Sonya says:

    This site is running very, very slowly.


  23. 59
    What you didn't already know pt 94 says:



  24. 63
    @TollPointBee says:

    Who is Charles Lynton please and is he any relation to this Charles Lynton?


  25. 64
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Looks like their might be a rush of people in the same place as Osborne.


  26. 70
    Sophie says:

    And in other news:

    * Immigration up

    * Taxes up

    * EU payments up

    ………………..any Conservative voters care to comment on the lamentable performance of rusty Dave & Gideon thus far?


    • 84
      dave - hit me with your rhythm stick - cameron says:

      tough call – you’d first need to find someone prepared to admit voting for these fuckwits


    • 86
      Eton Rifler says:

      I met with the king of Tongo and his family and think these people are thoroughly decent chaps.
      Why the working class people of Britain have a problem with them I fail to understand.


    • 92
      Nick is the "real" Prime Minister says:

      How about…….”The Tories didn’t win the election..!!”


    • 104
      Marmite says:

      Dear Sophie, keep sucking the lemons dear and dream of McDoom fuckin up the economy. You’re not serious in blaming the sh@tty mess we’re in on the Tories are you? Did they have to burn the school down to get you out of Standard 1? Bless!


    • 105
      The government is stuffed along with the rest of us says:

      1. You can’t control the immigration that is the problem..i.e. immigrants from eastern europe…

      2. Of course taxes are up…the treasury is bust

      3. When have they not been in the past 40 odd years we’ve been members…blame Bliar for surrendering the UK rebate which didn’t help


  27. 72
    Spank the Chancellor says:

    So George knew that Coulson was hacking phones.

    Coulson ran a spoiler to the Mirror story in his NotW using hacked details thereby protecting George.

    George then persuades Dave to give the now shamed Coulson the top Conservative communication job.

    Then Coulson tells the world that he knew nowt about phone hacking at the NotW while George knew all the time that Coulson was intimate with phone hacking.

    One could be forgiven into thinking that George was on drugs.


  28. 80
    Comrade Cameron says:

    Look everybody

    Now that George and I have sorted the economic mess left to us by labour I’m throwing a party and I want you all to come, everybody, come on down and enjoy some champagne and canapes, all at my expense – I’d forgotten I was a multi- millionaire, shucks, come on down, come on ……


  29. 89
    Engineer says:

    Things that might not be seen as positive for a political career:

    Using naughty chemicals as a young man – tut tut, don’t do it again.

    Using hookers for kinky sex as a young man – hmmm, dodgy, but just about allowable.

    Close connection to former Tabloid editor with large cloud over them – not good, but just about manageable.

    All three at the same time – oh dear.


  30. 90
    Ozzie on Drugs says:

    Osborne faces drugs claims

    “He took [cocaine] on a regular basis”


  31. 93
    Eton Rifler says:

    My only connection to this woman,is where my willy ends and her fanny starts.


  32. 107
    Miss Direction says:

    Does Ozzy bite the heads off bats?


  33. 113
    Yorkie says:

    “Feel the beat, my sweet louiiiise…..”


  34. 114
    Rob says:

    “Ever since then I have believed that tough, realistic policies to tackle the evil of drugs should be one of the top priorities of any government.”

    Oh what a fucking surprise. They get away with it so it’s all fucking ok then to kick the shit out of everyone else caught doing drugs.


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