October 14th, 2011

Letbin Larks

A certain bin in St James’s Park is getting a lot of attention today. Sky News found this when they arrived:

Given the sign is laminated, it seems someone has gone to a lot of effort to take the mick out of Oliver Letwin…


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

    It is the truth tho.


    • 3
      Billy's dirty arse says:

      good comment


      • 10
        Anonymous says:

        After two strangers on his London street had asked if they could use his lavatory at 5am in 2002, and he agreed to let them do so, they then stole his credit cards and other belongings.[2] He retrieved his credit cards after chasing the accomplices in his dressing gown and pyjamas.



        • 13
          Letwin For PM says:

          Cool dude.


        • 25
          Oliver L. says:

          Rough boys mmmmm.


        • 77
          Investigate the c unt NOW! says:

          By these actions Letwin reveals himself to be an incompetent arsehole and possibly a criminal arse hole as there are a number of issues involving the data protection act and misconduct in public office which have to be addressed. What kind of fucktard would dispose of documentation in this way. What kind of fucktard is this to be at the heart of Government.


          • SarumSea says:

            I always expected a politician, paid by us as a politician, to have just a wee bit of political nouss (spelling??). I am continually astounded at the lack of it, not just by these numpties but by the last lot (and some before them).
            Who the hell should we vote for among this gang of useless sods (all parties)?


          • Osama the Nazarene says:

            Is Letwin a complete idiot, or just slightly stupid?


      • 20
        Minced Pie says:

        I see the end of Wavy Daves comedy act. Cash for access will do for this coalition, and then Wallace Cheese Muncher and his union pals get in. Thanks for that Dave, the end of fucking days.


      • 78
        Call me Infidel says:

        Probably a “Pilgrim” with time on their hands and stationary we paid for.


    • 109
      Up sh1t creek says:

      It’s a novel filing system for government ministers.


  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “to take the mick out of Oliver Letwin…”

    Not another Gay innuendo? ;-)


  3. 4
    Heir to Bin Laden says:

    Bin there….done that


  4. 5
    Theme song for the coalition says:

    Well they say the coalition’s shit
    And to us that’s really true
    But my friend you have seen nothing
    Just wait till Dave u-turns again on you
    Because we’re bad, we’re bad, you know it
    You know we’re sad, we’re sad, you know
    And the whole electorate has to answer right now
    Just to tell you once again
    Who’s bad


  5. 6
    Anonymous says:

    A lot of postings for one day Guido. Which is the one you’re trying to divert attention from?


  6. 7
    Get some nuts, Cameron says:

    Has this idiot been sacked yet?

    If not, why not?


    • 34
      Archer Karcher says:


      I want to know who thought the buffoon was employable in the first place. If the clown walked into my company looking for a job, the interview would not last 30 minutes.


      • 104
        One of the little people says:

        I wouldn’t even give the fanny an interview, I’d chuck his application form in the bin in my local park.


  7. 8
    Vince Fable says:

    I’m still here.


  8. 9
    Chris Huhne, Vince Cable, Liam Fox says:

    We’re forming our own comedy act. The Three Sploodges.


  9. 11
    Well it's something says:

    So the data protection people should be getting their act together and have a chat with this nutter number 3.


  10. 14
    Cameron the Clueless Clod says:

    Everyone calm down. Yes it’s true that Cameron’s failed to do anything about the EU, immigration, muzee hate preachers and lying crook Huhne. But look, he’s established a website where parents can report music videos showing singers in skimpy outfits. He’s dealing with the really important issues of the day!


    • 24
      smoggie says:

      Yes that was Cameron’s pet project and he spent the last two weeks designing the website himself. That is why fuckall else has been done because he has been really busy on that and the rest of government has been on holiday.

      Well spotted.


    • 39
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I dunno. Dave’s going to tell me to stop being fat.

      Early death, looking like a whale, or being able to run away from escaped tigers are all rather higher on my list.

      I like what jamie oliver says – he thinks a few clever 8 year olds could come up with a better strategy. But oddly he doesn’t come up with one himself.


      • 49
        Engineer says:

        I quite liked the government line on that one. No more regulations, it’s up to you to look after your own diet. Seemed like a sudden outburst of common sense.

        Won’t last, of course.


        • 67
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          I’ll have to say i didnt bother looking. Thought there was talk of a fat tax.


          • Engineer says:

            Must admit I was only listening with half an ear, but got the definite impression that several groups had been lobbying for regulation of food manufacturers over the amount of salt, sugar, fat, flavour and general nutrients they were allowed to put in their products. Gummint said ‘no’, to howls of horror from people who wanted to dictate what everybody else was allowed to eat.


    • 43
      Engineer says:

      Well, I suppose it’s a bit more ‘today’ than a Cones Hotline…


    • 44
      Archer Karcher says:

      Correct, Dave is also working tirelessly for the things that are on everyones lips as a major priority, like gay marriage.


      • 103
        Anonymous says:

        Well the religionist nut jobs seem to regard it as a major issue even though it won’t involve them. Do they get so excited about people who eat shellfish, work on Sundays or refuse to stone to death their non virgin unwedded daughters?


  11. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Well they say every village should have one so perhaps Letwin is Westminsters


    • 18
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Westminster have 650 all representing the commons.


      • 59
        Archer Karcher says:

        They are not all idiots Billy. Most are cynical abusers, thieves, self serving troughers, duplicitious fraudsters and cunning liars, who give the fifty or so honest ones, a bad name.


  12. 17

    Question is, who is next? Mr. Fox had to throw someone else to the wolves, and does letwin have the brains to rat out someone else?

    Drain anyone?


    • 66
      Archer Karcher says:

      Watching Letwin in action, one suspects the only person to rat out Letwin, would be Letwin himself. The bumbling fool would be out of his depth in a remedial school.


      • 105
        FFS! says:

        The bumbling fool has been at the heart of the new non nasty Tory Party ever since Theresa Mays kitten heels. FFS!


  13. 19
    nell says:


    gordon and his cabinet were the most wasteful and incompetent, this lot are the just plain weird!


    • 31
      Rat's arse says:

      Yes nell, and it’s just a pity that Leiber weren’t investigated so forensically by the media when they were in office. I wonder why?


      • 100
        Anonymous says:

        You two really are thick. You are so obvious. You are so predicable. Labour are scum. The Tories are scum. The Liberals are scum. We are being betrayed and it’s your fault Tory turds.


  14. 21

    The Cabinet Office Filing System is a walk in the park. You should see the incinerator at the back of the MoD. Hee! Hee! Hee!


  15. 22
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


  16. 23
    Strummer says:

    After all the sanctimony about national security and security of information from all sides of the House, surely he cannot hang on? If it was one of his officials they’d be hung out to dry.


    • 33
      Engineer says:

      Unless someone finds a document labelled ‘Top Secret’ in a park bin, he’ll survive.

      Ministers are expected to be a bit wierd, that’s why we have a supposedly competent Civil Service to look after them. In this case, Letwin managed to evade his keepers for a few moments. Wouldn’t surprise me if they send a minion after him everywhere he goes now, to sweep up.


      • 69
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        Something missing here.

        Either he took his rubbish back out, or the journos didn’t bother looking, or they found something that made the story less interesting.


      • 80
        A parliament full of clowns says:

        You couldn’t be more wrong engineer, documents do not have to be classified as Top Secret before the casual negligent disposal of them becomes a criminal offence. I would wager that many if not all of these documents are covered by the data protection act and such conduct is criminal. He is an utter clown who should resign and hand himself in for questioning as soon as possible. Useless twat.


        • 91
          Engineer says:

          Those rules only apply to the little people. Like us. Or anti-terrorist coppers. Ministers get more leeway.


          • A Parliament full of Teflon coated clowns says:

            Oh sorry your right, Blunket stole travel warrants and nothing happened to him after all, but if we were to do it….


  17. 26
    Question Time says:

    Last night’s Question Time was rather shocking. For a change, the audience was comprised entirely of lefties.

    No, wait, that’s what it always is. My mistake.


    • 41
      Marmite says:

      I noticed the absence of proper Londoners (if you know what I mean – have to be careful what I say!) in the audience. Where are they now? Been hounded out by the f*reigners I suppose. London is a right sh*t hole now. Another thing to thank Leiber for.


      • 68
        Archer Karcher says:

        I left London 20 years ago and am always dismayed and horrified to see how much it has been colonised. It’s like visiting a third world country in many areas now.


        • 75
          Rat's arse says:

          You are so right Archer. I was horrified to see ghettos instead of communities and just one mass of bl*ck/asi*n faces. Not to mention the Poles etc. I can’t believe what has happened to London, and am so sad about it all.
          However, go round any big city now, and you will see the same dreadful problem, albeit on a ‘smaller’ scale


        • 97
          Invasion of the benefit snatchers says:

          You should have stayed Archer and felt the enrichment, apparently without it we would all be a bunch of bigoted ignorant backward looking little Englanders slurping tea and eating fish and chips.


  18. 28
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    A lot of effort ?

    Not really, if they’ve got an office with a laminating machine sitting in the corner of the room.


  19. 29
    Larry says:


  20. 30
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


  21. 32
    Gordon Brown says:

    I made Britain great again.


  22. 35
    Foxy's Boxer Shorts says:

    How about some clandestine photos of Gordon gardening when he should be at the HOC?


  23. 36
    Come in number three. says:

    They say bad luck comes in threes. Please let number three be Chris Huhne.


  24. 40
    Blue Skies Hilton says:

    I must admit I put the sign there

    To see if my Master, Mr Letwin, would notice



  25. 42
    Twat watch says:


  26. 45
    nell says:

    So his office can find a laminating machine but they’ve never heard of shredders!


  27. 46
    gildedtumbril says:

    There is an old saying,’you can’t take the piss out of shit’. I am not quite sure what it means. Perhaps it is related to the revelations that dirty bastards do not wash their hands after using mobile phones etc.


  28. 47
    Security Officer at No 10 says:

    Breaking News

    Another Cabinet Minister in sex shock sensation

    Gus the Whitewasher has been called in again

    Another D notice will be issued and Fawkes Blog will be shut down


  29. 48
    Candidates for Conservative Ministers says:


  30. 50
    I'd have taken the phone and wallet and sold them to a tabloid for a mint says:


  31. 56
    Yodelay-hee-hoo! says:

    Up to 275,000 Swiss people — out of a population of 8million — have sex with animals, a survey claimed last year.



  32. 57
    Hampstead Hedge Fund Manager says:

    I am offering consulting fees (based on the quality of information and contracts obtained) to every member of the Cabinet

    It’s all within the rules, you must understand


  33. 65
    Sir William Waad says:

    It’ll be a stop on the walking tours now.


  34. 71
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


  35. 73
  36. 76
    Energy Cartel Racketeers says:

    It’s great for us that the energy secretary is such a useless incompetent prick.


  37. 78
    Bob says:

    “Yesterday The Jewish Chronicle reported: “The Defence Secretary is known as a champion of Israel within the government. Speaking at the Herzliya Conference in February, which Mr Werritty also attended, he urged tougher sanctions against Iran, Mr Werritty’s area of expertise.”


  38. 81

    I’ll think I will get some other cards, official bin man to Letwin


  39. 84
    Hamster says:

    What is it with government ministers and parks?


  40. 85
    SarumSea says:

    Let us have an election NOW. Get it over with.


  41. 87
    Blog Vs Twitter says:

    Is this a blog or twitter?


  42. 88
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Like they used to say ‘Where’s yer bin?’


  43. 108
    David Moss says:

    So Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State at the Cabinet Office, has been caught by the Daily Mirror throwing state secrets in a rubbish bin in the park. Oh dear.

    Now here’s a wrinkle – four years ago, Mr Letwin said in the Times that:

    Cameron Conservatism puts no faith in central direction and control. Instead, it seeks to identify social and environmental responsibilities that participants in the free market are likely to neglect, and then establish frameworks that will lead people and organisations to act of their own volition in ways that will improve society by increasing general wellbeing.

    The suggestion then was that Mr Letwin was just the man to establish the framework within which people would behave responsibly. Now it seems perhaps that he isn’t.


    Psychological note: Everyone including Tony Blair had a good laugh at Mr Letwin’s “sociocentric frameworks” and “econocentric paradigms” but his article was actually a bit serious and had something to do with “nudging“, i.e. getting people to behave properly without passing laws all the time, an unimpeachable objective which somehow becomes sinister in his hands.

    Obituary: the article was also intimately linked with the death of the Conservative party.


  44. 110

    My friends, neighbours and I try to recycle as much paper and card as we can. Why doesn’t Letwin do the same? This is aside from the fact that binning work documents in a public park is highly unprofessional. Goddamit, he is a senior parliamentarian. Disposing of work documents should most certainly happen at work. He needs to follow the odious Fox’s example and resign his cabinet post. Bye bye Oliver!


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