October 20th, 2011

Questions Over Bob Russell’s Spy Links

Guido has been trying to get hold of the Bob Russell this morning, but it seems that his office don’t like answering the phone. The LibDem has replaced the disgraced Mike Hancock on the Defence Select Committee. Russell is MP for Colchester, a garrison town; and he was a member of the LibDem “Shadow” defence team from 2005 until 2010 , so seemingly fits the role. He’s also Hancock’s flatmate…

Russell potentially had as much access to defence documents as Mike Hancock did, crucially whilst the Handy-cock’s affair was going on. Given the circumstances, perhaps Bob Russell could answer a few questions:

  • Did he know about Hancock’s affair?
  • Did he ever meet Zatuliveter at the flat he shares with Hancock?
  • Did she ever stay there?
  • Did he ever leave defence related documents at the flat?
  • Did he ever leave his laptop or Blackberry at the flat?

Guido will call back after lunch…


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

    He is a Lib Dem so therefore guilty of dodgy stuff.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Any bets on both of them spit roasting her?

  3. 3
    Steve Miliband says:

    Have Bob Russell and Frank Carson ever been seen together in the same room?

  4. 4
    Bob Russell says:

    I’ve never sent anyone a text saying “gimme a chance, princess”.

  5. 5
    Post hoc says:

    One word, Profumo.

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Anybody who knows Bob would be surprised if he had a blackberry or laptop and would know that he would more often than not sleep in the office as for Bob carrying around documents shows how little Guido knows Bob!

  7. 7
    Special Prize Centre Awards Company Inc says:

    Dear Mr Bowden

    We are delighted to inform you that you have just posted your 12 billionth comment on this site! As a reward, we’d like to give you a prize of £50 cash and some invaluable advice: GET A FUCKING LIFE

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    You seem to know a lot about him? are you Russian by any chance?

  9. 9
    Tris says:

    Fortunately, not like the Tories who would never put security at ris… Oh wait…

  10. 10
    Alexsandr says:

    Reuters reporting Gadaffi dead.

    (So says the speccie)

  11. 11
  12. 12
    Bubbles the chimp says:

    What are you having for lunch Guido? I’m having a banana.

  13. 13
    Captured, not dead says:

    Commanders for Libya’s transitional authorities say they have captured ousted leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. The reports came after transitional forces claimed control of Sirte, Col Gaddafi’s birthplace, following weeks of fierce fighting. Col Gaddafi is said to be wounded. There is no independent confirmation of the reports.

  14. 14
    The rise of the Guido mask says:


    The sinister Guy Fawkes mask made famous by the film V for Vendetta has become an emblem for anti-establishment protest groups. Who’s behind them?

    “The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny – and I’m happy with people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way”.

  15. 15
    Michael Jackson says:

    I always liked blowing Bubbles.

  16. 16
    I am Billy Bowden ! says:

    Guido: No need for you to start stories; just report them. Thanks.

  17. 17
    cynic says:

    Are you suggesting he’s lazy or thick or both?

  18. 18
    cynic says:

    Poor Ghadaffi had been captured. The Labour Party will have to have him disposed of before he tells the truth

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    If Gaddafi has been captured alive it might be the pay day Blair when he start singing.

  20. 20
    +++BREAKING WIND+++ says:

    Slippery, unpopular, anti-democratic leader of third-world country in spot of bother with former sympathisers.
    In other news: Col. Gaddafi shot in both legs.

  21. 21
    dr. sipp says:


  22. 22
    Jess The Dog says:

    Mike Hancock: Russian spy?

    For clarification, NATO airspace includes the North Sea and air policing is a shared NATO responsibility (UK Air Defence Region also known as Air Policing Area 9). The Russians know this fine well and have been running flights since the Cold War days, with a resurgence in the Putin era. I’m a former RAF air defence officer and the coincidence below stinks…. no need to even to ‘spy’, just ask a question and hope for a helpful answer in Hansard.

    25 November 2008: Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Typhoon aircraft are to be deployed to Iceland on NATO Quick Reaction Alert duty; on what date; and for how long.

    25 November 2008: Ainsworth: The peacetime airborne surveillance and interception capability in Iceland is a NATO task. The deployment of four Typhoons was scheduled to take place in December. Following discussions within NATO the deployment will not now take place.


    12 December 2008: MOSCOW – Russian strategic bombers on patrol over the North Sea were shadowed by fighter jets from Britain and Norway, a Russian air force spokesman said Dec. 12. “The Tu-160 crews were escorted by Norwegian air force F-16 and British Tornado fighters,” Vladimir Drik, an aide to the top commander of the Russian air force, was quoted as saying by Interfax.


    Hancock’s questions go back to 2001 on They Work For You. As well as the strategic nuclear deterrent, he has asked ‘kit list’ type questions (Co-operative Engagement Capability proposals for UK ships in 2001 were likely to be of keen interest to the Russians) as well as cost questions which could theoretically be used to work backwards to make various estimates. On one occasion the Minister refused to answer in detail on the grounds of national security (number of nuclear warheads).

  23. 23
    Bubbles says:

    I blew Prince Michael II and bummed Paris.

  24. 24
    T B Liar says:

    Hope he did some shredding like I showed him

  25. 25
    Geoffrey G Brooking says:

    This is the proof in the pudding.

    Hancock was booted off the committee on Tuesday night in the interests of national security.

    To save face the only person he could turn to in order to save face was his flat mate.

    Shame on any integrity you ever had Handycock :)

  26. 26
    dr. sipp says:

    curse of brown

    hes in NEWYORK today telling everyone how europe financial crisis can be fixed.

    hence–gaddafi capture

  27. 27
    gildedtumbril says:

    Good hunting, Guido. And, by the way, the fox is a snake.

  28. 28
    Dick Scratcher says:

    Liberals? Spit roasting? Come on.

  29. 29
    Dick Scratcher says:

    It’s the way you tell ‘em!

  30. 30
    Anonymous Misogynist says:

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice……

  31. 31
  32. 32
    Tony Blair says:

    Sorry, Muammar. I can’t help you. You’re of no use to me anymore. Toodle-pip.

  33. 33
    Popeye says:

    Hancock’s flat mate and he was given his job??
    The mind boggles, who the hell is running this country?

  34. 34
    Selohesra says:

    If he has been captured alive I dont think he will stay alive very long – too many important people would like some secrets to stay secret

  35. 35
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    At least Saddam Hussian had a trail.

  36. 36
    HE Cardinal Blair of Toscania says:

    I think you’ll find that we arrange things more competently than that.

  37. 37
    мягкий знак says:

    твёрдый юсъ большой arsehole!

  38. 38
    Sir William Waad says:

    Hancock and Russell look a right pair of Chesters.

  39. 39
    Hand Mikecock says:

    I can state categorically and unequivocally that Bob russells my duvet on Tuesdays and Fridays, only.

  40. 40
    private jock strap says:

    Are you suggesting the presence of condoms might qualify as defence related items Guido?
    Something fishy about this whole flat sharing business. Hetero innuendo. Homo innuendo and now multiple choice possibilities.
    Wake me when they discover a herd of sheep in the cupboard.

  41. 41
    Dick Scratcher says:

    What? Rambling with Janet Street-Porter? Would rather be shot.

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:

    He is neither but personal technology gadgets or luxurious living aren’t Bob. I can’t think of anyone better to have on the Defence Select Committee

  43. 43
    B.S. Slinger, Official Spokesperson says:

    The Liberal Democrats are committed to doing their part in not contributing to the ‘overhousing’ phenomenon, as it has been termed, and thus insist that MP’s have flatmates. In light of recent events we realise the implications of having two gentlemen of a certain age maintaining one flat, but we assure all and sundry that Mike Hancock is heterosexual, perhaps too much so for his own good.

  44. 44
    Give us a go. says:

    our questions are borings Guido. My I suggest:

    Did they go twos up?

  45. 45
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    No that was me Bob. I have to come clean, I am a sexual Predator and this article in today’s Daily Mail just about hits it on the head.


    Whoever saw me coming out of Les Stevens house last week, at midnight, in Southsea, with a young female student, and reported it on this blog, is going to get it, right.

  46. 46
    Katya says:

    Dosvedanya Bob. Are you looking for a new Intern and a bit on the side?

  47. 47
    Handycock says:

    Watch it Brooking, we know where you live.

  48. 48
    Margaret Thatcher says:

    The same people who have been running it since I left office. Crooks, Perverts, Spys, Spivs and all round rotten eggs, and Handycock is the perfect role model and symbol of what is really going on, as he fits these stereotypes perfectly.

  49. 49
    Katya says:

    We used to have threesomes in the flat, but Bob got jealous as he couldn’t keep up with Handy.

  50. 50
    Bob Russell says:

    Your accusations are baseless, i was in a relationship with Anna Chapman at the time, and there were no fiscal transactions.

  51. 51
    Dean Che Hancock says:

    I second that. I inherited my father’s intellect and used to work as a labourer, but my dad used his influence and got me a job with his business contacts in Portsmouth. I am now a successful Dealer, thanks Dad.

  52. 52
    The Dishonourable Member, Handycock says:

    I can vouch for that. These rumours of threes ups in the flat are ludicrous.

  53. 53
    N. Yewendo says:

    I saw that Guy Fawkes with a bloke once, nudge, nudge, know what I mean?

  54. 54
    UK Electorate says:

    Right on again Maggie.

  55. 55
    Gie the dog a bone says:

    Did he ever slip her one?

  56. 56
    MI 3 and a bit says:

    I think Guido is working for the Yanks. There is a box at the foot of my screen which states:

    “Transferring data from order-order.us1.list-manage.com”.

    What’s that all about then???

  57. 57
    Square 5 says:

    Russell was press officer for the University of Essex. He was out of his depth.

  58. 58
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    Katya: I hope that being used as their three hole fuck puppet was worth finding out that the Royal Navy now consists of two rowing boats. Make sure Putin books you in to a Swiss clinic to get your arsehole stitched back together won’t you, it’s the least he can do in the circumstances.

  59. 59
    oddly helpful says:

    Do you ever get the impression, when reading the Mail’s hyperlinks, that there is no point on clicking them to get the full version of the story?

  60. 60
    Mum says:

    Don’t drop yourself in it Deano trying to protect your dad, as he has often said, these false accusations are all made by political opponents and nutters.

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