October 14th, 2011



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

    He can Fox in his own time now.


  2. 2
    TheDukeOfHunslet says:

    The secretary for Defence has my full support… famous last words.


  3. 3
    MrAngry61 says:

    Good – I hate the smell of burning flesh…


  4. 4
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    • 7
      MrAngry61 says:

      Well, he’s done F All as Transport Secretary…


    • 89
      Former Naval Person says:

      Why not Gerald Howarth? The right man in the right place at the right time…


      • 125
        The Paragnostic says:

        Action Man is my MP – and very well connected to the people who matter (in the defence industry field, of course).

        He has, however, pissed off the locals by not standing up to the current Nepalese invasion that is buggering up local housing provision and council services.

        Besides, he’s about 4 foot tall and unlikely to be taken very seriously…


        • 142
          jgm2 says:

          Besides, he’s about 4 foot tall and unlikely to be taken very seriously

          I bet you wouldn’t say that to a Gurkha.


          • The Paragnostic says:

            No – but I do keep having to say “Excuse me” to their extended families as they stand around blocking the beautiful and scenic streets of Aldershot…


        • 194

          The Paragnostic: “Action Man is my MP – and very well connected to the people who matter in the defence industry.”

          After Liam and Adam that’s the last thing we need.

          Hee! Hee! Hee!


  5. 6
    Jim Murphy kicks ass says:



  6. 8
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    Chris Huhne being lined up to replace Fox


  7. 9
    Fangio Huhne says:

    Trust Hammond to race into that job at 80 mph. I wonder if he’ll exit it at the same speed?

    Can I be in Transport next, please?


  8. 10
    Portaloo says:

    Hopefully the wee nyaff will resign his seat as well.


  9. 11
    Jasmin Alibi Cunt says:

    Fuck orf you ZioFascist fuckhole

    Hammond for the job!
    Mr Fucking reliable, professional, detailed, and clever.


  10. 12

    Gold plated pension here I come. Member of the board on a few Hedge Funds, and 5k a day for selling his insider knowledge to others.

    Nice gig if you can get it.


    • 16
      non believer says:

      More like “causing mayhem on the back benches here I come”

      There was a reason Dave allowed this farce to carry on


      • 43
        No Honour Among Thieves says:

        And the reason is: Fox had no honour and would not simply resign despite a wholly untenable position.


  11. 13
    Bob says:

    Rifkind can maintain the connections with Mossad


  12. 15
    Jack says:

    They can join Mandy in an influence peddling trio

    Or pehaps Blair !


  13. 18
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Sky News Newsdesk Sky News learns Liam Fox threatened to sue Guido Fawkes over comments about his trips to Sri Lanka.

    I wish Dr Fox luck !


    • 137
      The Paragnostic says:

      Fox can sue me if he likes – I think I was the first commenter to raise Arthur C Clarke the other day :-)


  14. 19
    Lord Chief Justice says:

    the reral problem here has been the pure, crass stupidity of this man thinking you can flaunt all the rules publicly


    • 57
      Jethro says:

      19 To flaunt something is to display it with unnecessary and insulting vigour (cf. ‘in your face’): you mean, I presume, to flout the rules.


    • 203
      Stick Insect says:

      Agree LCJ.

      But the letter of resignation is even more astonishing, as he openly states his ‘private interests’ got in the way/became blurred with his ministerial responsibilities.

      He actually must believe it was legitimate to have ‘private interests’ and to profit from his position in government.

      He must have lost his marbles.


  15. 20
    'Gypsy' Dave Cooper says:

    Was it is not possible for these so-called talanted politicians to just do the job they are paid to fucking do and then just go home like everyone else?

    Fuckwits – all of them.


    • 47
      Some of the People, Some of the Time says:

      Totally agree. None of them would ever have these problesm if they just did what we paid them for.


    • 65
      Ctesibius says:

      If you think Fox was ‘talentless’ you obviously haven’t heard of Bob Ainsworth, and I guess Fred ‘slumber’ Mulley was a bit before your time.


    • 216
      Mornington Crescent says:

      I think the expression is Letwins.


  16. 21
    Jacob Stoatgobbler says:

    Well its nice to see the return of the Honourable Resignation – if nothing else
    Perhaps Labour might take note


  17. 22
    nell says:

    Ahh! No David Davis?


    • 104
      CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

      No chance, Nell. It seems Cameron picks his team BECAUSE they are totally unsuited for the job in hand. When I look at the “talent” (LOL!) on Cameron’s front bench my heart sinks in despair. Jeez, I’ve even heard Andrew Mitchell’s name bandied around as Fox’s replacement! This lardhead would give soldiers bags of money to throw at the enemy instead of hand grenades.


  18. 24

    Good riddance – I can’t stand the grinning ninny. He is not as clever as he thinks he is and at last someone has shot his fox. Hee! Hee! Hee!


  19. 25
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Dave gets his man. All he had to do was wait long enough: it was inevitable that Fox would slip onto a sword …


  20. 26
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    Spontaneous applause in the Pillared Hall coffee room in the MoD from those clustered around one of the TVs playing Beeb news 24. Feels good.

    Patrick Mercer has his supporters here, although he’d be an outsider. Some of us also want Louise Mensch as an junior Minister, but that’s only because she’s pretty and wears one button too many undone.


  21. 29
    jake says:

    Dr Fox and his mate Bosie werrity can travel the world in peace.XXXXXXXXXXXX


  22. 34
    Kelvin says:

    Great headline, son.


  23. 35
    Lord Chief Justice says:



    • 36
      Director of Public Prosecutions says:

      There will be no prosecution, your honour

      There are no rules left in Britain


  24. 39
    Hugh Jampton says:

    It’s incredible, isn’t it? This bloody man was flaunting his ‘special friend’ on numerous official trips, with monies coming in from all sort of dubious sources, and he REALLY felt he could front it out.

    It is especially galling for those of us in HM Forces, who would face court martial for behaving in such a manner. This man was our boss and simply had no idea how to behave with anything like the integrity of those he commanded.


    • 107
      Letwin & Son Flytippers says:

      Sounds like most Politicians, folk like Blunket heading up the Police for example. His conduct if copied by the Officers he oversaw would have seen them sacked AND prosecuted in an instant.
      How can Letwin remain in post as his conduct is carried out by any of his junior staff would see then Sacked and possibly prosecuted as well.


  25. 40
    Steve P says:

    Any bets that the CPS will suddenly charge Huhne so that they can have just one reshuffle?

    And, perhaps, Cable be caught in some instant resignation dilemma?


  26. 41
    Displaced Brummie says:

    But meanwhile in the world of Labour it is just like the Stalinist old days

    Labour Council to employ waste spies to check contents of resident’s recycling bins


    • 79
      tory boys never grow up says:

      Of course that service has already been sold off to the Mirror Group by Westminster Council together with their grandmothers etc.


  27. 44
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


  28. 46
    Anonymous says:

    All eyes on Huhne. Two in a month, that’d be pretty sweet, eh?

    Cameron’s judgement is pisspoor.


    • 52
      Steve P says:

      How was Cameron to know about Huhngate?

      Though you would think SOMEONE would havew noticed Wittering all over like a giant rash


  29. 49
    The Poof-Finder General says:

    Fox and Laws! Two down, how many others to go? (And yes, I’m looking at you Pickles! “Big Eric” indeed!)


  30. 55
    Chutney says:

    someone will be eating the soggy biscuit this weekend


  31. 56
    Rockape says:

    Thats what happens when you let someone into your Foxhole.


  32. 59
    moldavarpa says:

    There must be a transparent public enquiry into Fox’s association with rent-a-goon outfits like G3.

    He has attacked the very heart of our democracy by setting up extra-parliamentary structures of power, and he must be brought to book for his treason.


    • 91
      jgm2 says:

      The last crowd would have taken the time to create a quango, stuff it with their mates like Werritty and then fly them around all over the place to ‘advise’ them and launder the influence buying and the contract awarding that way.

      Fucking amateurs.


  33. 67
    Aircraft Carrier No2 says:

    Any chance I can have some planes now?


  34. 68
    Sir Keith Joseph's Preserved Head says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if when a cabinet minister resigns in this way it was the convention that an honourable person – (hahahhahaha) -would then resign their seat as an MP and let their constituents judge that he or she remain an MP?
    Rather than allow the git to remain in parliament


  35. 69
    Bi-Curious says:

    What family will he be spending time with now then?


    • 75
      Jimmy Savile says:

      Now then now then now then what’s all the fuss about guys and gals?


      • 94
        An Un-named Man, 34. says:

        Dear Jimmy, can you fix it for me and an older male friend, who now has more times on his hands, to continue to fly off to romantic destinations at other people’s expense.


        • 101
          Billy's SpAd says:

          Don’t forget me!


        • 108
          jgm2 says:

          Dubai? Romantic destination?

          Have you ever been? It’s a giant fucking sand-pit which would be utterly uninhabitable except for the invention of the air-conditioner and a hidden army of about one million Indian, P*k*ist*ani, Sri Lankan and Philippino slaves.

          And about 10,000 Russian whores.

          ‘Romantic’ in the sense of ‘didn’t want to leave the hotel room’? Possibly. But that’s because there’s fuck all to do if you do leave the hotel.


          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            Dont you get arrestted if you kiss in public?


          • socialists never resign says:

            Agreed, place is a shithole.


          • You can go shark fishing. I caught a bloody great sea snake. It was long and thin and Brown. Boatman said its the most poisonous animal on the planet.

            It was a spiteful bugger and I had to throw it back after a few minutes. Dangerous,and poisonous. I called it Gordon.


          • I think your old enough to know the truth now says:

            I bet the boatman said its the most poisonous animal on the planet, sounds to me like their sewerage system is totally fucked.


          • No..there were plenty of turds floating about.

            if you go three miles out into the gulf there are loads and loads of US cargo and military ships parked out there. They sit at anchor, waiting for ? I took some photos. they didn’t seem to mind. Armed merchants might be an apt description.

            Anyway..the turds probably came from there.
            There were plenty of snakes too. But no sharks. Or even fish. The only other thing I caught was a plastic bag.
            {It was this big ….extends arms to an impressive and unlikely degree}


          • Fifi says:

            It’s a great pity the place has been turned into a shit hole with all that dodgy money. When I was there in the 1970s it was a quite delightful place. Small settlements on either side of the creek, extremely friendly English speaking natives and very few others.

            Then, for some reason, they decided to build Jebel Ali and the rest as they say is history.

            Some people don’t know when to leave well enough alone.


          • Fifi says:

            Oh buggerit. I said sp*&king” instead of talking. Bloody machine needs a kick up the whotsits.


          • Owlett says:

            ‘Palm Island’ must be the ‘office’ for the Russian tarts. Wonder why they decided on that design for the island? A bloody great petrol pump would have been more the thing.


    • 92
      Backstairs Billy Vague says:



  36. 81
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


  37. 82
    tory boys never grow up says:

    Congratulations to the Guardian for their persistence on this. Job Done – next please!


    • 99
      socialists never resign says:

      Get over yourself It’s the right thing to do and he did it.


      • 124
        jgm2 says:

        It’s just fucking depressing though innit. We get rid of one bunch of economy-destroying incompetents after 13 years of abject imbecility and less than 18 months later the new crowd are being revealed to be just as on the make as the last crowd.

        I know, I know, I shouldn’t expect any better. They’re politicians after all – but still. Eighteen fucking months and nobody whispered in Cameron’s ear what the fuck was going on so that he (Fox) could be side-lined discretely – spend more time with his errr family or something.

        It’s pitiful.

        No wonder the rich keep all their cash out of the country.


        • 145
          socialists never resign says:

          “Eighteen fucking months and nobody whispered in Cameron’s ear”

          Yes indeed that’s the most worrying side of this.


          • tory boys never grow up says:

            I suspect lots of people were whispering in his ear, including not a few hedge fund managers – they just were whispering something else.


        • 163

          Cameron can’t hear them. He really should take that huskie fur arctic cap off.

          Seriously Dave, bin it. Its not fooling anyone.


          • jgm2 says:

            I reckon he can hear them alright he just doesn’t care. He’s just basking in the glow of being PM. Fuck doing a good job. Fuck righting the wrongs wrought by the Party of All the Imbeciles. Just loving the title.

            In that respect he’s no better than Brown. Becoming PM was just an end in itself.


          • Although I mostly agree, I wouldn’t care if Dave stood naked in parliament mooning the opposition for 4 years. I wouldn’t care if he said ‘bugger it..I’m off on holiday for 4 years. I’m the PM ..so F*ck you.’

            He’d still be doing less harm, and probably much more good, than Brown ever did.


          • jgm2 says:

            Also true.


          • Owlett says:

            Too right!


  38. 84
    Letwin will survive says:

    because there is no one left !

    Give me the name of one talented conservative (becausez there are no Conservatives left!) or LibDem politician ?

    Who can carry Britain through the hurricane it now faces ?

    And Labour ?


    PS hattie Hairpin, just go down your hole, please, with your Teamster huibby


    • 97
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Just to top off the Fux news, today’s Mirror (yes, I bought it) promises “more revelations” about Oliver Nitwit in tomorrow’s edition.


    • 105
      An Anonymous Scotsman, 60, says:

      I think there is a Labour MP who could run the country. I forget his name, but I think he’s the MP for Kirkcaldy or somewhere like that. He’s very good, so I’ve heard. Why not give him a try?


    • 143
      Tijuana Jack Dromey (Ms) says:

      Does my bum look big in this?


  39. 85
    Simon says:

    Ahhh G3 & T anyone?


  40. 87
    Specialist in AgitProp says:

    What does it take to get the British People off their arses ?


    • 111
      socialists never resign says:

      Petrol at £2.50 a litre or maybe cut all benefits by 50%, reckon that would do it.


    • 113
      Old Toff says:

      A three day working week, no electricity, and no TV from 9pm. Did for Edward Heath and Arthur Scargill.


    • 121
      A bored public sector worker says:

      A fork-lift truck, judging by the size of some of the lazy lardarses.


    • 138
      You need to retrain, mate says:

      Specialist in Agit-Prop? Blimey, that went out with Artexing and Pebble Dashing. You wanna get in on the community organising game, mate. That’s the future. There’s a bloke in America, apparently, right, community organised his way into the White House. Yeah, honest. And he’s a darkie! Well, sort of. If he can do it, the sky’s the limit, innit?


  41. 100
    Paedo Prophet says:

    I agree, just what are they like!?


  42. 103
    Simian Mann says:

    Will the rent-a-goon outfits, drunken Old Etonians, and SAS misfits who courted Werritty still want to retain his services as an agent of influence, I wonder.


  43. 112

    I can’t believe the amount of Fox supporters coming out with ‘it was a media witch hunt of a decent man.’

    That was the Johann Hari defence and it stunk.
    It stinks now.

    Fox is a corrupt politician not so much bending the rules as tying them into a great big ball of knots and booting them off the park. He wasn’t guilty of falling under a media witch hunt. He was guilty of being guilty.

    Now let the twat clear his desk and let someone else do the gig.
    Honestly, the rubbish senior Tories are coming out with is just the right wing equivalent of Pollytwaddle.


    • 136
      jgm2 says:

      I haven’t followed the story too closely but it does rather sound as if you’re bang on the money there Bill.

      And of course the suspicion will be that the same gig is being played out with this NHS ‘reorganisation’. Not that the NHS isn’t completely fucked as it is – because it is fucked – but the suspicion remains that whatever reorganisation is in the pipeline will be lining some other fucker’s pockets long before it’ll be improving any healthcare.

      Now I could be wrong. But you can see from space how the bedwetters are going to be joining the dots.


  44. 117
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Fox has been hounded out of office.
    The BBC, we have had spring watch, lamb watch and now fox watch. Just how many more days will the BBC spend spinning this story out.
    I’m afraid Fox has upset the high paid MOD hangers on. Of course labour were not out for blood. Yeh, let’s hope some of the labour scum get their just desserts.


  45. 119
    dr. sipp says:

    Fox actually resigned last week – but he passed the letter to Letwin


  46. 129
    red/yellow/blue = all the fucking same says:

    George Osborne, William Hague, Michael Gove and Ian Whittingdale are all on the board as advisors to Atlantic Bridge.


    • 171
      The Paragnostic says:

      It’s not Atlantic Bridge that’s at issue here – it’s the ties to ‘the only democracy in the Middle East’ and to the Sri Lankan Sinhalese.

      To be associated with one bunch of thugs, Mr Fox, may be regarded as a misfortune…


      • 215
        Larry of Araby: beturbaned, tanned, bummed in the sand, now we've an arabist FCO says:

        Oh don’t get your Burkha in a flap.


  47. 131
    Westminster Badfellas says:

    Simply bent in too many ways!


  48. 133
    Cameron is a Cunt says:

    still, he got another week’s wages of us first , the bastard


  49. 135
    tory boys never grow up says:

    John Bercow and the Tamils will be pleased as well!



  50. 144
    dr. sipp says:

    i predict fox will divorce an hav a civil partnership with best man

    thatcher will be bridesmaid


  51. 146
    Benjamin_The_Donkey says:

    The resignation was inevitable as he had become a liam duck, (Geordie pronunciation).

    Dr Fox has a useful professional qualification which could benefit society and ensure a decent standard of living for himself. Will he choose this path, or will he lurk at the periphery of the corridors of power, profiting by his connections and hoping for a comeback?

    The light side or the dark side?

    At least we’ve moved on from the stupid cat stories of the Tory party conference. One can give a CAT A MITE too much importance!


    • 152
      Dag Hammarskjöld says:

      Perhaps he will follow the example of Jack Profumo, and devote the rest of his years to penitence and Good Works among the poor of London’s East End.


    • 153
      Detective Inspector T. Watt, Pun Squad says:

      Benjamin_The_Donkey, I am arresting you on suspicion of making not one but two excruciatingly laboured puns. You don’t have to say anything… no, honestly, you REALLY don’t have to say anything :)


  52. 150
    anon says:

    Whilst you lot enjoy your fun let me be serious. Did you know that the E. U has its own riot police and they train with fixed bayonets ? Did you know they are patrolling the streets of Athens this very moment and they cannot speak Greek ?

    Thought not.The E.U is acting like a foreign occupation force.Links ? the slog blog and read replies.


  53. 151
    The Third Roundel says:

    A great pity. In a weak government he was stronger than most despite his lack of personal judgement.

    And he had positive connections with sound Americans from the Reagan and Nixon days. Maybe that was the real problem for Cameron, a renowned Obama fan.

    Another sad Tory saga highlighting the weakness and lack of political commitment at the top.


  54. 154
    When I were a lad says:

    When I were a lad. They were many lasses to choose from. Now its just skanky students with their heids up their arses.


  55. 155

    Daily Mail’s headline for tomorrow:

    Foxy goes free

    Liam Fox broke down with joy and relief as his 4 day ordeal ended with a sensational overturn of the expected guilty verdict. The judge ruled Dr Fox had no case to answer and was free to continue to serve as the defence secretary..


    • 165
      Gordon Broon says:

      like myself he stands ready to serve his country in its hour of need


      • 173

        Dear Mr Broon.
        Thank you for your application for the position of minister of defence.
        Unfortunately in this instance , as in previous and indeed future instances, you have been unsuccessful.
        However we will keep your application on file with Mr Letwin.

        William Quango MP
        Adviser to the Rt.Hon minister for health, Andrew Lansley,
        And director of the private care homes company “SunnyHappyHomes” Caring for the elderly and befuddled.


  56. 160
    A Chick with a Dick says:

    Good. Foxy should serve as reminder to all politicians what can happen when you put your own, that of friends interests before the country’s


  57. 164
    Julie Kirkbride former MP and para-visionary says:

    Dave is so so wonderful, and so so firm and resolute. Liam is so so nice. They are all so simply simply wonderful. I admire them all so so much.


  58. 169
    Anonymous says:

    Arrogance allied with stupidity. What a lethal combination. At least with Letwin there is just stupidity. A modest man with plenty to be modest about.


  59. 170
    Jimmy says:

    Any predictions for the World Cup this w/e?


    • 178


      it finally happened..
      You were shown to be right.

      Savour the moment.
      As a socialist you might find it could be a long time before it happens again


  60. 182
    Evariste Kimba says:

    Will Hammond learn from Fox’s fate, or will he be just as quick to stick his snout into the golden trough of seedy arms deals and guns-for-hire that are the real reason for Fox’s disgrace?


  61. 184
    Adam's bottom speaks says:

    How big is a Hammond organ?


  62. 185
    This shambles is better than telly - can't wait for the next episode says:

    No Liam has gone to spend more time in his closet, what will Werrity become an expert in next? Answers on a postcard to Letwin.


  63. 187
    Big D says:

    How is it that you men can be sooo stupid.
    You get a wonderful job where you have a chance to really make something of yourselves and then hey ho you throw it all to the wind .
    Thank God Im a woman.


  64. 195
    Chico says:

    Hammond , the new Defence Sec ,whistles as he speaks, most disconcerting.


  65. 199
    dr. sipp says:

    anyone watch —comic strip presents—the hunt for tony

    actor who played brown could make a mint if he toured the UK

    so funny


  66. 200

    who is liam fox.i luv seb me


  67. 201
    ian says:

    is liam fox a clever man? I assume its not possible to qualify as a gp and be stupid.

    And yet i think only an incredibly stupid man could have thought he could survive


  68. 202
    PSMProductions says:


  69. 204
    PrinceTight says:

    Good fucking riddance, but what’s he actually done? are we ever gonna get to know?


    • 212
      Parliamentary Standards Commissioner says:

      I am afraid not as I will be investigating it and I don’t have any powers. In any case Mike Handycock is supporting him and he is a very senior Freemason as am I. Boaz.


  70. 218
    Return of the Son of Nothing says:

    Robert Peston followed the money:

    Liam Fox personally solicited a substantial donation from Jon Moulton, the multi-millionaire private-equity tycoon, for Pargav.

    He requested the money verbally and in an email.

    Jon Moulton paid £35,000 to Pargav in February.

    Pargav is a not-for-profit company set up by Adam Werrity.

    On Friday, Mr Moulton spoke to Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell and passed all the evidence, including all relevant emails, to him.

    Shortly after Mr Moulton communicated all this to Mr O’Donnell, Mr Fox resigned as defence secretary.



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