December 16th, 2011

Un Demi-Tour

As the news filtered through yesterday that the former French president Jacques Chirac had been found guilty of corruption Chris Bryant took to Twitter:

But what’s this Early Day Motion from 2004?

“That this House celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale; notes that, notwithstanding mutal stereotypes of haughty Brits and arrogant Frenchmen, relations between France and the UK have strengthened dramatically in the intervening century; further notes that many Britons enjoy holidays and have holiday homes in France and that three million French tourists visit the UK every year, spending £694 million; welcomes the visit of President Chirac on 18th November; and wishes him bon voyage.”

The proposer was none other than Chris Bryant…

Via @chadnoble

61 Comments

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

    how many faces do politicons have?

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    • 7
      Free Marketeer says:

      Bryant makes it up as he goes along.

      Whether as Tory, Labour, curate, MP or underpants model, the guy is vastly over-rated.

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      • 16
        France says:

        Our bloggers have body mass indexes below three figures.

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      • 21
        BillyBob... says:

        The Y-front of the man !

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      • 28
        FFS says:

        Come on Fawkes, you fat twat, print something other than about no mark gays in Fagistan London. What, for instance, is Paddy’s view on the Auld Sod’s economy going down faster than , er, the UK’s? What’s Paddy’s view on gold being off nearly 20% since its May 2011 height? What’s Paddy’s view on the English finally copping on to the scam that is voting – they’re all crooks, representing the scum banker crims – as shown by the by-election last night? I guess when people wise up to the charade that is tweedle-dee, tweedle-dum, Left/Right ‘democracy’ media parasites like you have a shelf-life measured in hours. Isn’t that so, you fat twat?

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    • 26
      A Non says:

      Liebour…… never handicapped themselves with being consistent OR telling the truth

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    • 27
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      This case has been dragging on for years. Interestingly the current French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has already been convicted of corruption in an earlier part of the case. A record of corruption is certainly no barrier to high office in France.

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      • 34
        Archer Karcher says:

        Or finding your way onto the EU solid gold gravy train.

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        • 38
          Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

          Indeed the French Chairman of the EPP in the European Parliament who distinguished himself by issuing thinly veiled threats to the UK earlier in the week – Joseph Daul has been the subject of a number of investigations for misappropriating public funds. He appears to have avoided prosecution as this would involve large scale washing of dirty laundry in public.

          If you’ve ever seen a photo of this symbol of EU troughing and pork-barreling ( he is also on the Agriculture Committee) you will know he appears to have had his snout deep in the trough for a very long time.

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      • 37
        Sally Bare-Cow says:

        At least they put their politicos in court.

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        • 42
          Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

          They don’t get punished and most of them don’t even appear. Mitterand was as corrupt as hell but nothing ever happened to him.

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      • 58
        Zoot Al Orr says:

        I thought corruption was a requirement.

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    • 54
      Anonymous says:

      That’s Chris Bryant all over – an early day motion.

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  3. 3
    MrAngry61 says:

    Has there ever been a useful EDM?

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    • 9
      Engineer says:

      Yes. Electro-discharge machining. Very handy for the shaping of very hard metals, or getting broken screwtaps out of expensive workpieces.

      But in Parliamentary terms….possibly not.

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  4. 4
    nick in leafy surrey says:

    The only ‘dodgy one’ here is Chris Bryant (ex clergyman) who hopefully will not be in the House of Commons when we ditch the Welsh a.s.a.p. as well as the Scots.

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  5. 8
    William Pitt says:

    Don’t tell me you’ve unearthed a Labour hyprocrite? Quelle surprise!

    Only the second Labour tweeter to be outed as a twat this week. The other I recall was caught out over a certain German chancellor?

    What is it with Labour and the continentals?

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  6. 10
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    10 th

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  7. 11
    Engineer says:

    No doubt Chris Bryant will claim that when the facts change, he changes with them – and anyway, Chirac is only one among seventy million or so. Every population is bound to have the odd bad oeuf.

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  8. 12
    Peter Hitchens the beast of oxford says:

    Wel lhe never took it up the Gary Glitter and posed online in his undies
    Nor is he a welsh type

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  9. 14
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Can we sell wales as well as Scotland?

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  10. 15
    Some Geezer wot did take Logic in school says:

    There’s no contradiction in his saying he always thought Chirac was dodgy, and yet welcoming him in 2004– Bryant himself in the previous clause welcomes French who come to the UK and spend their dosh, right? Maybe he thought Chirac would splash a little cash whilst visiting; a charitable reading to be sure, but not completely out of line.

    Never ascribe to malice what stupidity adequately explains.

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  11. 17
    Peter Hitchens the beast of oxford says:

    A f* ucking q ueer
    so f ucking q weer that even the C oe kicked him out

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  12. 19
    Charlotte Hale - Chair PERSON - University of Wolverhampton Nazi Bryant Club! says:

    Chris is bi anyway. I know this because he often joins Emma Reynolds and me in a foursome banging our twats against a waxwork doll of Hitler!

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  13. 22
    annette curton says:

    Sorry Guido but I don’t see any dichotomy in his remarks (cynic that I have now become).

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    • 39
      Jimmy says:

      True but what do you expect him to write about, a by-election defeat?

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      • 43
        CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

        Jimmy, is this the bye-election where the voter demography has been has been skewed by the over-representation of immigrants grateful to Labour for letting them settle in this country. FFS they even parachuted in an Asian candidate to better refelect their supporters.

        I think Keir Hardie himself would have had difficulty being selected for the seat!

        How many postal votes were cast?

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  14. 23
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Thing is, all politicons are corrupt, so at any time we can find quote priasing another politicon before he got caught and then you re print it and make em look hypocrites.

    Guess the answer would be if politcons were not corrupt?

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  15. 25
    BillyBob... says:

    I note they have found Bercow’s sister in India……

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-16212541

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  16. 30
    Daz says:

    Chris Bryant – is he the one who surfs the internet for men to have rough sex with – advertising his wares in ghastly off white soiled underpants?

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  17. 41
    CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

    Bryant is just a petulant old queen. The man is a stereotypical bitchy homosexual who gives gays a bad name.

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  18. 44
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Chris Bryant is the most obnoxious, seedy, hypocritical, expense fiddling pervert that ever disgraced the Houses of Parliament. That the sanctimonious hymn singing Welshmen of the Rhondda should re-elect him with thumping majorities tells you all you need to know about them. They are equally guilty of hypocrisy.

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  19. 46
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Deux ‘Faced Branleur !

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  20. 47
    Catch 22 says:

    Chris Bryant (the one who “flipped” his home twice to get the expenses cash) says Chirac is dodgy.

    1. Stating the obvious
    2. Pot, kettle, black calling…

    He also called the French language pointless.
    Being an MP for Wales he should know a thing or two about Welsh

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  21. 49
    Tea leaf says:

    At least the French prosecute thieving politicians.

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  22. 50
    Mr and Mrs Sarkell Merkozy. Dictators to the Plebs. says:

    We will remove your leader and replace him with Chrispy Brown Pants. Kiss our arses and be grateful Little Englanders.

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  23. 51
    Bryant's toast to Chirac says:

    Bottoms Up!

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  24. 53
    rinka scott says:

    Just shows that when that little fella Sarkozy is in charge criminals get their come uppance.

    Valery Giscard D’Estaing is still around and must be a worried ‘Mon President ‘ tonight.

    Whatever happened to those diamonds I ask myself.

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  25. 55
    Keith Daftkunt says:

    He should stick to shit stabbing . . .

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  26. 56
    Anonymous says:

    jimmy

    are you for real? are you sure you aren’t Guido ‘aving a laugh?

    because if it ain’t Guido winding us up, then i feel sorry for you.

    aaaaaaaaahh not really!

    was your dad a prison warder by any chance? have you got the complete works of Fuckface Comrade Lenin on a shelf at picture rail height, running all the way round your living room? do you like boys? and have you ever worked for the CPS? that’s right, i know who you are.

    open wide, jimmy. time to eat another big fat turd.

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  27. 61
    RunningDog says:

    Cliqueism in the euro-politik dominates all existential and electoral-mandatetism dialectics. The bryanatist merely acknowledges the approaching exit of the france politician. The euro-mobism attractor of the bryant inner monologue remains consistent.

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