November 1st, 2011

David “Mentor to the Murderer” Held Quits LSE

Ed Miliband’s mate Professor David Held has resigned from the LSE before he was pushed. Held welcomed Saif Gaddafi to the LSE as “a representative of the Miliband Foundation” and buttered him up by citing his reforming credentials and respect for human rights:

Held mentored the murderer and oversaw his controversial doctorate, he also took a cheeky £1.5m from Gaddafi’s charitable foundation. The Miliband family have close ties to Dartmouth Park neighbouor Held, with Ed heaping praise on the disgraced professor of political science, despite his Libyan connections being widely known. The Miliband family are apparently “incredibly grateful” to him:

The LSE brought shame upon themselves in this dark period, and one head on a stick won’t restore their tarnished reputation… 

See also: Clearing out the RotLabour and Gaddafi, Follow the Money Miliband’s Ideological Guru in Pay of Saif Gaddafi.


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

    He was a rong un anyway!

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

    This also confirms that Ed Miliband had been passed the Jonah curse, its that or he is a dodgy and lies as much…

  3. 3
    Billy Bowden is the world's greatest umpire! says:

    A priest says to the bishop, “I cant do confession tonight because I’m not feeling too well.”

    The bishop says, “Well I can do it for you but I don’t know anything about confession.”

    The priest says, “Don’t worry, you will be fine; there’s a set of instructions in the booth.”

    So the bishop starts his confession and a young woman comes in.

    The young woman says, “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned; I have cheated on my husband.”

    The bishop looks at the instructions and says, “Do two Hail Marys and three Our Fathers.”

    Next is a middle aged man.

    The middle aged man says, “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned; I have beaten up my wife.”

    The bishop looks at the instructions and says, “Do ten Our Fathers and three Hail Marys.”

    Next is a young lady.

    The young lady says, “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned; I have been having oral sex.”

    The bishop searches the instructions but there is nothing for oral sex, so he opens the curtain and shouts on a passing by altar boy.

    The bishop shouts, “Hey there, what does Father give for oral sex?”

    The altar boy replies, “Two Mars Bars and a packet of crisps.”

  4. 4
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Something that of course would never ever happen today.
    Thanks to five a day officers.

  5. 5
    Gonk says:

    That villa by the sea for two weeks in the summer
    probably off the agenda by now. Tenby it is then.

  6. 6
    any old irony says:

    Haha, says Billy.

  7. 7
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    As someone who went to the LSE, I can only say that I learned to hate the place when I was there and none of this surprises me in the least. A bigger crowd of self-regarding and incompetent tosspots you are rarely likely to meet.

  8. 8
    Waste of Talent says:

    From time to time the LSE has had some good people working there, but the decent ones tend to drift off in disillusionment while the scum rose to the surface. I won’t name names, but they know who they are.

  9. 9
    Sophie says:

    The institutionally left wing LSE has Libyan blood money.

    The LSE should pay it back to the Libyan people.

    Every penny.

    With interest.

  10. 10
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I am sure Gordon has already sent his CV.

  11. 11
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Ed Miliband to deliver first Muammar Gaddafi Memorial Lecture at The Libyan School of Economics.

    – Taking Dosh from Good and Bad Dictators.

  12. 12
    Tony Blair says:

    I never did deals with Gaddafi. Must dash, proles. I have a first class flight to catch to Is-ra-el so that I can help bring about pe-ace.

  13. 13
    AC1 says:

    Oh so that’s where you picked up your political views.

  14. 14
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Sophie – it’s been notoriously right-wing for years. Don’t imagine it’s 1968 every day at the LSE.

  15. 15
    Labour, the party of child tax credits, we gave you child tax credits, you should be grateful for child tax credits you ingrates! says:

    Ed has never met or even mentioned Prof Held. These are computer generated forgeries perpetrated by the Tories. Only the Tories mix with dictators. Labour has an ethical foreign policy. Child tax credits!

  16. 16
    Stinkfinger says:

    Gaddafi hated the the USA and supported the IRA.He surrounded himself with nubile young birds as well.
    He would have made a good LSE Lecturer.

  17. 17
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I always found myself out of step from the predominantly ‘let’s lick a businessman’s arse’ views at the LSE, I’m glad to say.

  18. 18
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    The idea that Gaddafi ever ‘supporter’ anything other than Gaddafi is laughable.

  19. 19
    Ed Miliband says:

    Well you can be the son of a Marxist and not necessarily be a Marxist in all your views.

  20. 20
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m a dashboard.

  21. 21
    F Atuous says:

    So if and when Saif appears before the ICC Prof Held will presumably be called by the defence, while Saif will be defended by his glamorous lawyer sister Aisha (who much impressed BBC Woman’s Hour).

    Pity the podcast ends before Saif makes his smirking joke about Libya being the most democratic country on earth “in theory”.

  22. 22
    David Held, PhD (Piled high and Deep) says:

    The position I was offered in Durham has absolutely bugger all to do with any events that took place at LSE. There is absolutely no involvement on the part of the Milibungs in this, at all. MMM, yeah, no involvement, sure, that’s right… well, that’s my story, and I’m gonna stick to it, see?

  23. 23
    Stinkfinger says:

    Practical or idealogical either way it will be to the IRA’s benefit.

  24. 24
    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    Th heroin trade

  25. 25
    hypocrite says:

    Is Shami still connected to LSE?

  26. 26
    lola says:

    Held = c**t. Some people just are.

    Not witty, I know, but sometimes it just isn’t funny any more.

  27. 27
    Snipcock says:

    Poor old LSE , they’re like the few MPs who were scapegoated while the rest carried on troughing. Oh well, if you’re looking at just them then all the real big hitting profiteers and traitors can carry on, Nothing to see here, move along.

  28. 28
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Nice little soundbite, but no.

    I suppose you could contort your argument to say that attacks on “the west” were about his own glory. Or indeed fart about with what the word “support” means.

  29. 29
    Stinkfinger says:

    My advice to young lads wanting plenty of minge is take up ball room dancing,ballet or become a college lecturer in Social studies.

  30. 30

    He has actually been on a visiting lectureship in International Relations at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli in Rome for just over a year now.

    An establishment that one might have thought that our illustrious host could have some interest in!

  31. 31
    Billy Bowden is the world's greatest umpire! says:

    Tuesday is getting “Blacker” by the minute

    The conservative led coaltion should take their refunds and fuck off.

    FTSE 100 5378.11 – -166.11

  32. 32
    Bob Crow says:

    Comrayd Gudafee woz a hearo! Hee woz mi brothar inn armz. Lonng liv tha memori ov tha grayt colnel! Up tha workaz!

  33. 33

    The priest was back after a couple of shakes though.

  34. 34

    Damn. I was young once.

    Still … I could always become a Liberal MP.

  35. 35
    Breaking Nooze says:

    Caplin accepted settlement from the Mail over an article claiming she was going to spill the Blairs’ sex secrets. Now she’s making a self pitying statement that she’s had to “endure” press coverage for 17 years. Fuck off, skank.

  36. 36
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Up tha Gaddafi’s jacksy.

  37. 37
    Billy Bowden is the world's greatest umpire! says:

    Porky Pickles’ pickled porkies perambulate vast pens of prize pickled porkers. Burp!!
    The cost of Pickles’ undeclared Savoy Hotel feast accounts for Osborne’s missing £8 billion (£83 billion in budget cuts – the £75 billion in Quantative Easing), plus another £2 billion for dessert

    Take you refund and fuck off Pickles !!!

  38. 38
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Does anybody know what has happened to Gaddaffi’s Ukrainian Nurse and does she have any daughters?

  39. 39
    Sophie says:

    ? Take your meds Cato.

  40. 40
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Christmas will be hard as many more families see lost jobs. I will be back in January, hoping that Osborne and Cameron will be forced to turn back and go for growth – not in windy words but in deeds.

    Pollt Toynbee

  41. 41

    Most European markets are closed today for the All Saints’ holiday.

  42. 42
    Beyond Satire says:

    You should be jailed for sucking up to a piece of excrement like that. I suppose the money allowed you to forget about the blood of the thousands of innocent victims he and his father have on their hands. (Not that you ever cared, most likely.)


  43. 43

    Most Europеan markets are closed today for the All Saints’ holiday.

  44. 44
    Sophie says:

    Gaddafi was a socialist.

  45. 45
    Breaking Nooze says:

    It’s not as if it’s a secret that Blair fucked Caplin.

  46. 46
    Sir William Waad says:

    We shouldn’t think too badly of this chap Held, who was doing his best to bring some more money into the LSE, since after all Colonel Gaddafi came with the seal of approval of no less a person than the Prime Minister. If a straight kinda guy like Anthony Charles Lynton Blair says Gaddafi’s the genuine article, who is Dr Held to disagree?

  47. 47
    St Polly of Tuscany says:

    Politics grips its followers but it’s not necessarily good for soul, sanity or temper. I’m about to take time out for a couple of months.

    I am totally mad.

  48. 48
    Sir William Waad says:

    Not even George Galloway had a good word to say for the Sage of Sirte.

  49. 49
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Many aplogies but this is big news.

  50. 50
    JohnOfEnfield says:

    I thought that the LSE had mired themselves so much in the Libyan cesspit that henceforth they were to be known as the Libyan School of Economics. I hope that their reputation never ever recovers.

  51. 51
    Waste of Talent says:

    An idiot? I would bet that just about everyone in the Law School, particularly on the LSE’s human rights project knew the truth about the torture and human rights abuses in Libya.

  52. 52
    Up the Workers says:

    I think you will find that it is the crisis in Europe which is affecting the markets, not the British Government.

  53. 53
    AC1 says:

    Eurozone debt crisis: Markets dive on Greek referendum

    I think not (it Italy’s finances). AljaBeebya trying to deflect the eurowrecks dismal economics onto democracy itself.

  54. 54
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    I think you’re right. A cousin of mine got his Doctorate there after 10 or so years in the oil business and needing a break from that for his sanity. He’s now off in Shanghai with his wife who has a legal job there. He told me at a family wedding last April that 5 years at the LSE was more than enough, and that David Held was a “credulous muppet”.

  55. 55
    AC1 says:

    Ah that’s where you got your rather unsound views on the virtues of “lets mug a taxpayer”…

  56. 56
    annette curton says:

    Nothing to get excited about, still 1800 points higher than it was during Labours banking débâcle.

  57. 57
    The British Public says:

    He fucked us all

  58. 58
    Engineer says:

    “Political Science”.

    What the heck is “political science” when it’s at home?

    The science of Anthropogenic Global Warming?

  59. 59
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Butt Guilty on both charges

    Asif guilty on one charge

  60. 60
    see below says:

    Fuck off.

  61. 61
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Did Milly work out with his LSE F–KWIT mates work out that the poorest in society have had a 20% hike in energy costs to pay the Feed in Tariff for any one who can afford the 15’000 or 20’000 for a small PV farm. and subsidising the RICH for the next 20yr

  62. 62
    AC1 says:

    I didn’t think of you as a coprophile.

  63. 63
    Bogeyman says:

    Meanwhile, over on CiF, Polly has announced that she is taking two months off.

    The Guardianistas are weeping buckets, telling her how much she deserves a holiday, wishing her a very happy Christmas etc.

    These wouldn’t be the same Guardianistas who crucified the Prime Minister for daring to take a weekend break in Spain on the occasion of his wife’s birthday?

  64. 64
    Engineer says:

    The BBC will be delighted by this news. They’ll clear the airwaves to report it at length. Anything to avoid mentioning the Euro….

  65. 65
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    Do you not mean THICK MARXIST

  66. 66
    Polly Boytee says:

    I think it’s disgusting that ordinary people suffering under this Tory govt barely get 3 days holiday a year. It just proves the Tories are beginning their Final Solution for the poor. In the meantime I need 63 days holiday in Tuscany but I will think of you all until I return in January.

  67. 67
    Penfold says:

    These Marxists and proto-Marxists love a good strong leader who doesn’t stand for any nonsense from the little people.
    What does one expect from Held and Milliband, morals?, ethics?, standards?, these types would laud and praise the Kim’s of North korea if there was money in it.
    Rank hypocrisy from the left, pretty well par for the course.

    See that Jack Straw is taking money from the “insurance lobby” to ensure the continuance of ambulance chasing and the dissemination of information to ensure the gravy train of claims consultation continues.

    So much for progressiveness, can’t have the feather bedding and building the bank balance affected by morality and responsible legislation can we now.

  68. 68
    Engineer says:

    Why only two months? Why can’t she make it a couple of decades or so?

  69. 69
    annette curton says:

    One flung over the popping crease.

  70. 70
    tube_thumper says:

    not many people come here anymore do they?

  71. 71
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    No but his Personal Female Guard soon fu–ed off once the bombs started dropping. Hope the MET dont employ to many short arse birds, cause there is going to be trouble.

  72. 72
    I teach citizenship says:

    Fuck nose

  73. 73
    Snodgrass says:

    This cannot be. Guardianistas don’t do Christmas, only wintervals, Eid and stuff.

  74. 74
    non believer says:

    Not being able to sell enough ads on your site must be a little galling Guido, but I’m not sure drawing any more attention to your failed petition campaign with these spammy ads is that wise a move.

  75. 75
    annette curton says:

    Bad news for Guissepi, Maria and all the rest of the servants back at Villa Strangiato then.

  76. 76
    Save the Pikeys! says:

    I’ve just had the most wonderful idea. With Polly going to Tuscany for two months, let’s put all the homeless Dale Farm travellers into her house. As a compassionate and heroic defender of the poor and persecuted, I’m sure she’d have no problem with the travellers finding refuge in her massive abode. Surely she’d welcome the opportunity to help these nice, hygienic people?

  77. 77
    Engineer's Thumb says:

    Will Held be getting a western-sponsored combat knife up his jacksy?

  78. 78
    I teach citizenship says:

    Nope. I think Billy and Ewanme pop in now and again.

  79. 79
    Vladimir Putin says:


    you are finished

    even your grandfather Solomon new when to escape Poland after betraying it to the Red Army . Isn’t it ime you went into hidding somewhere?

  80. 80
    annette curton says:

    “travellers finding refuge in her massive abode”, mind bleach time again!.

  81. 81
    will says:

    im glad polly can take 2 months off. the rest of us hardworking taxpayers have to work over christmas and new year. how the other half live.

    i usually have at least one of my family working on christmas day, so how the other half live.

  82. 82
    Bogeyman says:

    Least of all La Toynbee, who’s head girl of those bloody boring humanists. She doesn’t believe in anything that isn’t run by a committee of lefties.

    I might send her a Christmas card bearing a nativity scene.

  83. 83
    will says:

    I bet polly’s homes are all in a family trust to avoid that nasty inheritance tax that people pay. Another tax dodge by the left wing who think taxes are for ordinary people.

  84. 84
    Ed says:

    Are yiooou taking the piss out of my pronunciation Vlad?.

  85. 85
    Saif Al Islam. Phd. says:

    You go near my late dad’s favourite Ukranian Nurse, Handycock and Katya’s dad will not be the only one after you.

  86. 86

    If you are a socialist then the market loosing value is a good thing. Gaining value is a bad thing*.

    Please try and remember this.

    Unless you are Polly Twaddle, Peter Fondlebum or Tony Pro Bono Blair.

  87. 87

    No. I shall not be coming a Brown campaigner!!!

  88. 88
  89. 89
    Unaccountable & Unapologetic, Spineless, Bullying, Controlling, Nazi Dogshit at The University Of Edinburgh says:

    All the Universities put greed first and morals and decency last.

  90. 90
    Nazi, Bullying, Controlling Dogshit at The University of St Andrews says:

    St Andrews Uni gets funding from the Syrian elite. They are all morally corrupt through greed.

  91. 91
    Ann Opinion says:

    You look more like a used dartboard.

  92. 92
    Ann Opinion says:

    So THAT must be why all the news channels are reporting carnage and sell offs.

  93. 93
    Ann Opinion says:

    As if he really did it! {geddit}?

  94. 94
    Luciana Berger - who hasn't she shagged? says:

    I did my postgrad at the LSE when the Director was Ralf Dahrendorf, a gentleman and great intellect. I now feel my time was wasted given the record of LSE appointments since. This one is bad enough. The appointment of Howard Davies, ex head of the FSA was even worse. A second rate intellect accompanied by third rate morality. I feel as though my degree is devalued.

  95. 95
    Gobble D Gook says:

    The impartation of neither politics nor science? Poor kids!

  96. 96
    Gobble D Gook says:

    For which she gets paid 6/2d an hour with 15 minutes for lunch thrown in every other Thursday.

  97. 97
    Gobble D Gook says:

    Didn’t Willie’s dad drop them a few quid to help out with the electric bill?

  98. 98
    Gobble D Gook says:

    Bit like my savings then. Nuffink is safe wiv Laber.

  99. 99
    Tacitus says:

    As does Syria

  100. 100
    Tacitus says:

    What is the betting that she is trying to write a book.
    Hope it is only about Tuscan cooking because she will be boring with anything else.

  101. 101
    Pundit Too. says:

    Interesting to hear the BBC try to defend the Greek PM’s decision to go for a referendum. “Must be political to bring the people on his side” – you could not make it up. Socialists unite.

  102. 102
    Alexander says:

    As the LSE never actually took the money (only £300,000, which has been returned to the Libyan people through a scholarship fund), probably not a good idea to just piss away £1.5million?

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