January 30th, 2012

Disgraced Labour Leader’s Latest Run-In With the Law

Guido was just thinking that blog-favourite Steven Purcell had been quiet for a while, and then just as Miliband headed for Scotland, up he popped again. In another stunning PR success, Labour’s one time Glasgow golden-child, was questioned by police over the weekend about an “assault” that took place at his flat at 5:30am on Sunday morning. Guido understands that Glasgow councillor had been out celebrating the fact that the Crown Office had dropped their investigation into his time as chief of the Labour-led City Council. As we covered extensively at the time, Purcell’s career ended with him in rehab and his criminal associates under the microscope. 

Police were called to an “after party” that got out of hand and punches were thrown in a dispute with an invited guest. Having had their investigation into corruption shunned by the powers that be, Guido imagines that the police were only too happy to wade back in to this one. Purcell was questioned for ten hours.

A younger man was also arrested…

UPDATE: Anna Raccoon has more.


  1. 1
    Lino says:

    At leaqst he will know what line to take.


  2. 2
    Steven Purcell says:

    I never bother to talk to little people


    • 36
      B.Bob... says:

      Chop off his….knob, the knob :)


      • 60
        Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

        It is a scandal that any British Politician or political representative is arrested by the police.


        • 84
          Bawbag Survivor says:

          He wasn’t arrested!…..believe it or not,he was given a lift by Glasgow Police,to escape from reporters…..Glasgow’s finest coming to the aid of this corrupt ex council leader!!!!!!….Heads should roll.


          • This is what corruption looks like says:

            This is the same Police force who on being in possession of evidence that the Leader of the city council was associating with known gangsters and abusing Class A drugs decided to give him a warning and advice on avoiding possible blackmail rather than investigate and prosecute him.
            Thats the Chicago way.


          • City Fathers of Portsmouth says:

            And people point fingers at us…


          • Moscow Mike Handycock (sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money) says:

            Sounds just like Portsmouth to me. Are the Gangsters in Glasgow members of the craft, like they are down here? Boaz.


          • Rage Against the Political Elite says:

            Interesting isn’t it When the Streets of Glasgow are awash with Drugs and out Army is in Afghanistan or should I say Helmand Province the Worlds Heroin centre. I wonder how they get the Drugs out of a WAR ZONE? Oh and Heroin used to come from Vietnam when the Americans invaded that country. I hope Know one is putting 1+1 together. No wonder the COPS aren’t interested in Politicians taking Drugs.


  3. 3
    Dope head says:

    I don’t do cΦke cos the fizzy bubbles get up my nose. I reckon it is over rated.


  4. 4
    smoggie says:


    There’s a bugger.


  5. 5
    The Stilton Eater says:

    He’s crossed another white line.


  6. 6
    Rh- says:

    glasgow labour council … the mafia write them letters asking for advice on criminality.


  7. 8
    Asslick Almond says:

    Is that ‘flour of Scotland’ under his wee nosey there ?


  8. 11
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Fat bastard.


  9. 12
    Ah! Monika says:

    About time we had a Panorama investigative prog about the Glasgow mafia


  10. 13
    How about? says:

    He should be the poster boy for independence.


  11. 19
    I have the RIGHT to make my own decisions. The meddling, USELESS Edinburgh dogshite will respect this and fuck off. Pathetic arsewipes! says:

    Labour dogshit are their own worse enemies. He should change his name to Pursued!


  12. 20
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Tom Watson’s brutha from another mutha?


  13. 30
    AC1 says:


    If you still had money in a greek bank now is definitely the time to withdraw it all.


  14. 31
    annette curton says:

    So what’s wrong with celebrating a good result with a score?.


  15. 32

    Was he “pounding” the “Younger man” when the police arrived ?


  16. 33
    A Fine Pair Of Lungs! says:

    Labour Saddo!


  17. 34
    Arsehole house says:

    Party==booze== glasgow=== labour scumbag


  18. 38
    pissed off voter says:

    Yet another corrupt politician who haS been granted immunity from prosecution.

    Are the CPS still struggling to dream up a reason for letting Huhne off the hook?


    • 97
      What do you call a CPS with a spine ? A myth. says:

      Spring is just around the corner and the grass will once again grow long.


  19. 41
    Jess The Dog says:

    Not all has been brushed back under the carpet in Glasgow.


    Purcell’s mentor is one Willie Haughey, weel kent in Glasgow circles. His refrigeration business was in the path of the unnecessary M74 extension. £millions paid out in compensation.


  20. 42

    Hester must have been Quaking in his boots when Irrelevant Ed threatened to hold a vote on his bonus !
    So much so that Little Ed is claiming that this is the reason that Hester didn’t take it
    with all this moral high ground being claimed byTtiny Ed , City Fat Cats, Rich Bankers etc
    Can somebody ask him to concider paying back the £135,000 he should have paid the treasury in tax avoidance ?


  21. 45
    Political Mole says:

    UK Justice stinks of something nasty.



  22. 47
    BBC NEWS says:

    Nothing to see here, move along.


    • 59
      B.Bob... says:

      Will Egg Millitwit be against the ‘bonuses and ransom’ the London Underground drivers are demanding to work during the Olympics??


  23. 48
    Winny Watt in a wheelchair says:

    The fat, spineless, useless a r s e w i p e can Jog On!


  24. 49
    Jasmin Alibi Cunt says:

    Please Scots, fuck off


  25. 54
    Pound O' Mince says:

    Life’s a bitch!


  26. 61
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Here’s another one for Guido to “borrow”.
    Is Alex Salmond already plotting to have the London based banks relocate in Edinburgh, of course following the referendum on independence for Scotland.
    Is he also going to steal George Osborne’s thunder and Edinburgh as the trading centre for currency, including that of the Chinese.
    Maybe the Pandas were just the start.
    A warning for Ed Miliband, be careful what bandwagon you wish for, you don’t know what your messing with by taking on the banks. The thick labour supporters and media might be bought but the financial institutions will have you for breakfast.


  27. 64
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    So thanks tot he mong face leader of the Labour party RBS had 500 million wiped of it’s value today. great that another 500 mill we now owe.

    Fucking Labour, even when out of power they keep running up the national debt.

    Channel 4 news tells us that Red Ed is going after the bankers, I bet with a jar of Vaseline and 10p for the mens’ toilets no doubt.



    • 73
      Jack says:

      While Milimong’s brother, Banana Milimong, is getting filthy rich influence peddling in the Midde East

      Taking after Blair and Mandelscum…

      Birds of a feather

      And the worst predators in the world

      When will these fuickign socialists admit their obscene hypocricy ?


    • 76
      MiliMong Junior says:

      I am going to declare war on Iran

      That will take the attention away from the clusterfuck I have made, for a while


  28. 70
    Jock Watcher says:


    And another fucking whitewash by the Jock Prosecution Servicr

    Jockland a Third World Country..worse than Mexico…


  29. 77
    Lord Levy says:

    Hello Guido

    Business is slow at the moment

    Can I flog you a Life Peerage in Milliband’s next list ?

    He is getting into the swing of things you know ?


  30. 80
    Level playing field says:


    Re your tweet on Bozier


    I think Bozier should “just bugger off to Tel Aviv” (with you in his bags!)


    • 85
      William Joist says:

      ++ Engairlend calling. This is Engairlend calling …++

      The media are bumming themselves senseless whilst the country self-implodes.

      Mission accomplished.


  31. 87
    Bird web says:

    Watching Channel 4 news out of the corner of my eye….. Lazy lazy journalism. ‘student numbers down by 9%’ … Cohort size is down you ninnies. Lies, damn lies and statistics…..


    • 94
      renard says:

      It’s not lazy, it’s just the left leaning default setting of most of our ‘impartial’ broadcast media. I wish we could unleash a Fox to shake the fuckers up.


      • 98
        E says:

        You wish for more journalists? You fucking hoon.


        • 101
          renard says:

          If they were real journalists and not poodles of the establishment, yes. Fight fire with fire is what I say. Why do you think that Murdoch’s bid for BskyB has been so ruthlesssly attacked by the left in this country? They’re shit scared that their stranglehold over the broadcast media is in danger of being seriously challenged.


    • 96
      All Journalists Are Useless Cunts says:

      How many times do I have to point this out? Non-swimmers clutching onto the raft of reality.


    • 111
      nellnewman says:

      The potential number of students for the coming university year 2012/2013 appe@ars to be down by 9% so far.

      Understandable. Would you pay £9k pa for a degree in one of labour’s non subjects like beauty or meeja with no prospect of a proper job at the end of it?

      The only people now who are going to be prepared to pay a fair price for a decent degree are the one’s who are determined on real professions like science, engineering, medicine etc.


  32. 88

    Tuition fees up
    Applications down – wails channel 4 news.

    Supply and demand is not for academics.


  33. 99

    Czech republic REFUSE to join the EU Fiscal pact
    Ha ha ha ha ha
    What now Shortarzy


    • 103
      an offer you can't refuse says:

      They’ll just keep asking until they get the right answer. Ask Dave how it works.


    • 109
      nellnewman says:

      I wonder what the poison french dwarf is going to do when he loses the election?

      I suspect he’s going to end up making loads of money ‘working’ in the eu paid for from our bailout fund.

      ‘Laughing all the way to the bank’ and ‘money for old rope’ comes to mind.


      • 110

        I’d like to show him an old rope
        On a fucking lamp post !
        Come to think of it i could string the little Bastard up
        off the handle on my dustbin !


    • 176
      Sir William Waad says:

      No blank Czech for Sarko.

      I think the problem with our Nicolas is the same as with Granville in Open All Hours. He’s a failed Hungarian. Now, every Hungarian knows that he or she is the cleverest person in the world. Add that to normal male French arrogance, stir in a bit of the Napoleon complex, and whaddayerget?


  34. 105
    Get in there!!!! says:


    • 107
      annette curton says:

      The implied (subliminal?) message from the BBC being that the UK and the Czech Republic are marginalised, new fiscal pact?, Lol, we promise not to piss any more of your money down the drain again?.


    • 108
      nellnewman says:

      Fiscal Pact? The eurozone countries?

      Presumably the beeb means the one’s who’ve spent themselves into a black hole and can’t get out without countries like the UK paying £billions into the IMF to bail them out!!

      Cameron and georgie being sensible. What a relief!! Oh wait a minute……. we’re the one’s paying for the eu’s profligacy!!


    • 116
      Anonymous says:

      The fuckwits at the BBC still don’t seem to realise the party’s over. Jeez, they’re dumb as fuck.


      • 118
        nellnewman says:

        They’ll keep milking the publicly funded gravy train whilst spouting their biased leftwing twaddle for as long as government lets them.

        If we get a real tory government in 2015 perhaps then they’ll do something about the biased beeb and its immoral conscienceless pillaging of public funds. But until then……


  35. 106

    27 green bottles hanging on the wall
    26 green bottles hanging on the wall
    And if one green bottle should accidently fall
    there’ll be 25 green bottles hanging on the wall


  36. 112

    Off Topic i know but !
    A 13 year old boy who was shot in the head has Died Nr Bicester
    Police say they are not looking for anyone else in their enquiries
    and confirmed that the boys father is a serving colonel with the US Military
    So Americans can keep firearms in Britain , But British Residents Cannot !


    • 117
      nellnewman says:

      Well I don’t think that’ll be quite right.

      I suspect British Colonels too can keep firearms.

      Tragic all the same. 13 is too young to pass over to the other side.


      • 128

        Self inflicted by all accounts , after an argument
        jeeeeez no wonder these American kids all have shrinks !


  37. 120
    quelle suprise says:

    Norris and Dobson to appeal.



  38. 122
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Surely the new pact ought to be confined to those Countries who use dreaded euro as their legal tender ?

    Great Britain does not want to be part of F.U.C.C.U.

    Union of


  39. 123
    quelle suprise says:

    Lawrence Killers to Appеal.



    • 137
      AC1 says:


      But that evidence and the change in the law to allow it were so sound.

      /sarcasm (for numpties)


      • 147
        albacore says:

        What use is a show trial that’s over and done?
        What’s important is that the show must go on
        The attention span of the sheeple’s a joke
        It ain’t easy flogging a pig in a poke
        You must reinforce it, over and over
        There’s no such thing as the white cliffs of Dover


  40. 124
    Rob Roy says:

    When Scotland is free you English will not have to worry your tiny heads about little matters such as this.

    I am sure you will though find other weighty matters to get your Y-fronts wet about.


    • 126
      Tessa Tickles says:

      So if it’s *our* heads that are tiny, remind us again why we had to bail out your banks? Explain why you couldn’t do that for yourselves.

      In fact, explain why we have to give financial aid to your shitty little non-country in order to keep it afloat? Year after year after year.

      In fact, don’t bother. Just have your referendum ASAP, make absolutely certain that you vote “YES” and fuck off, go bankrupt, but don’t fucking dare whine that said bankruptcy was “the fault of the Inglish.”

      Because we don’t want to hear from you fuckwitted Scotch ingrate cunts ever again.


      • 138
        Cell time says:

        Harsh, but undeniably fare.


      • 158
        Rob Roy says:

        Why don’t you just give us our freedom and let us fall flat on our faces.

        it will save you a lot of money.

        As far as banking is concerned Scotland had a perfectly good banking system until Halifax PLC and Nat West PLC arrived with loads of leveraged money arranged through the good old City of London who are very good friends with your Prime Minister.


      • 177
        A Scot says:

        Tessa tickles the peoples fuckwit, Northern Rock was an English Bank and it was Peter Mandleson an Englishman who forced through the merger with HBOS and Lloyds but dont let the truth get in the way of your bigoted fuckwittery .


    • 130

      At least we wear “Y” fronts
      and don’t run around in skirts with our tackle hanging out !
      Frightening the kids


    • 132
      The Paragnostic says:

      Would a Free Jockland not split instantly into the Fenian Republic of Glasgow and the rest?

      That would be worth the admission price…


    • 175
      A Scot says:

      More evidence if any was needed that this blog is now just a vehicle for Racists.


      • 200
        JH says:

        The Scots are not a race.

        Plus, the ‘WACIST’ ace card is getting dog-eared through over use. Got anything in reserve?

        No, thought not.


  41. 129
    Asslick Almond says:

    We just want your money


  42. 133
    Ah! Monika says:

    More like Blair every day. Now it’s hands in both trouser pockets ( determination) and one hand ( casual). Who decides, one or two. We should be told.

    Shades of Blair, hands in pockets striding round Camp David.

    Next an empty mug ( n p i ) outside No. 10.


  43. 136
    A bit of Farage says:


  44. 140
    Ah! Monika says:

    “Afghan woman ‘tied up and choked to death for burdening family by having third daughter'”

    You know what I’m thinking……


  45. 142
    I hate the Olympic Committee says:

    Anyone who thinks Lord Coe and the olympics Committee are a nasty piece of work may like to sign this petition to stop the wrecking one of the last unspoilt bits of land in East London.



  46. 144
    not a machine says:

    I had wondered if a little humour would round the evening off , involving the grand moff van rumpouy “soon this debt star will be fully operational” but it doesnt even seem there are any plans for the bothams to steal .

    so 4mn eu on conference and still nuffin , you have to hand it to them , and Ed has entered the broom cupboard of ideas , sending in the char lady to ave a go at corporate pay , I seem to recall st tone getting 500k for a 20 min speech and avoiding tax , can only think this topic not shadow chancers cup of tea wonder if thats because he helped draft it all up …… Oh nooooooo


  47. 148
    le bete de paris says:

    what self respecting g ayer would have anything to do with that?

    Oh I forgot they dont have any self respect even mmore so thn if they are of the sheeps entrail consuming type


  48. 150
    Purcell's Dealer says:

    I doubt very much whether Strathclyde Police are “happy to wade back in”. I’d suggest they’ll do everything they can to drop the case.

    Strathclyde Police have been run by a labour police authority for the entirety of their existance and have shown marked reluctance (to say the very least) in the past to investigate anyone in labour.

    What you should be wondering is why BBC Scotland (and most of the print press) have done their very best to suppress any bad news to do with Stevie boy.

    Can you imagine a situation in England where the leader of a council with a £1.3billion budget gets warned by the police about being best buddies with known gangsters, warned about his cocaine habit, then does a runner and it doesn’t make news?

    Wait and see the shitstorm that’s going to descend on labour when they lose Glasgow in the May elections. The SNP will finally get the chance to see the books (the real ones) regarding the ALEOs that have been run for labour councillors personal benefit. I’m sure BBC Scotland will do their very best to protect their labour buddies though – they always have and they always will.


    • 152
      jgm2 says:

      Don’t bet on it. The Scottish capacity for self-harm is boundless. The entire nation is in a race to the cemetery. Be it al*co*ho*l, drugs, lard-based food, cigarettes, or sectarian warfare.

      Voting Labour is just another manifestation of their suicide gene.


      • 153
        Purcell's Dealer says:

        Mmmm I quite agree, however I think you’ll find that Scotland has had enough of Labour this time. When Glasgow goes SNP in May then labour in scotland are dead. One of their Glasgow councillors jumped ship to the SNP yesterday so he can see the writing on the wall.

        Interestingly it appears labour in Glasgow are busily deselecting councillors with “history” – chairman of the fire & rescue board, city treasurer, head of land services, head of planning, head of licensing board…..

        Probably best to have them out of the way before May ;)


      • 169
        A Scot says:

        Jgm2 you have the mindset of a Racist, no actually you ARE a racist.


        • 182
          jgm2 says:

          ‘Racist’? How awful. I’ve never been called anything so terrible in my whole life.

          Is that the best you’ve got? Scottish folk dying ten years earlier on average than their English neighbours and pointing this out makes me a racist?


          • A Scot says:

            “The ENTIRE nation is in a race to the cemetry”

            Racial Stereotyping is the mark of a Racist.

            If you talk like a racist, walk like a racist and smell like a racist then you are a racist.

            Any decent minded person looking over your posting history would come to the same conclusion. Shame on you.


      • 183
        le bete de paris says:

        Mr JGM
        Let us give thanks for that gene
        Any nation that considers a sheeps piss pouch stuffed with turnips and offal to be a decent meal deserves to die out
        Why would you put that pile of shite together?
        By all means eat offal, I love lambs kidneys,liver etc
        But why wrap it in a sheeps piss balloon then boil it and venerate the b astard just because its new year?
        Very odd people


        • 188
          jgm2 says:

          I actually like haggis. But I wouldn’t write a poem about it. Or slur it through whisky soaked tears at New Year.

          ‘You’re my besht pal, you aaarre, I lurrve you haggish..’


        • 189
          le bete de paris says:

          If you see a Jock smiling chances are
          He has just picked your pocket
          Your mother has died or Tommy Sherridan has been awarded the Nobel prize for Scottish marital fidelity


        • 194
          A Scot says:

          Racist + 2


  49. 155
    JH says:

    Surely Purcell has the most punchable face in British politics, in a hotly contested race.

    Over confident, marching around like a conquering Roman General, turning everything he touches into shit.


  50. 159
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I can announce that I have saved the world again.

    After many fact finding missions overseas, after making many speeches to dignitaries at important academic establishments, after writing some chapters to my next best seller and by going deep undercover I have at last got the MOD to visit a beach in Fife to see if the radioactivity present is from a disused microwave oven.


  51. 161
    Scottish Culture says:


    • 168
      le bete de paris says:

      Too sophisticated and not violent enough, although the mindless violence is usualy expected to occur just after the anal rape of the brides maids

      To my eternal shame i once engaged in intimate congress with a female jock

      She informed me that up in scotchland English women were considered to be sluts, then allowed me to poke her on a first date
      Strange people


      • 179
        A Scot says:

        Made up story from a bigoted little fantasist. What a pathetic little man.


        • 180
          le bete de paris says:

          No its true (+:

          And maybe you should lighten up and realise some That some things are said in jest

          Just as the Jockanese take the pish out of the English
          But we secretly like each other just like the relationship the English have with the bogtrotters


          • A Scot says:

            Funny how my reply is moderated all I said was substitute “j*w ” for “jock” in your comment

            “To my eternal shame i once engaged in intimate congress with a female jock”

            True nature of your grubby little mindset is revealed


          • jgm2 says:

            He was just adding some depth to the Scottish gene pool. You never know – you might all start living longer.

            Although, having lived in Fucking Scotland I can well understand the self-destructive tendency of the locals. If Scotland was all I had to look forward to I might have dr*u*nk myself to death too by now.


          • A Scot says:

            He was posting Racist comments just like you do jgm2. Not surprised your defending him.


          • le bete de paris says:

            And I am delighted to have done so
            Very Nice girl from Bearsden
            Jock mother American Dad
            Worked in “The Tunnel” nightclub
            I hope thats she is your wife (+:


  52. 162
    Anonymous says:

    What on this earth could be more vile than a shirtlifting, corrupt, jock politician cokehead? Answers on a postcard.


  53. 163
    Anonymous says:

    Oy Guido, have you seen this, this morning, http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/30/conservative-leadership-destroying-membership. Note who wrote it


  54. 170
    weybridgeman says:

    Any relation to Frankie Boyle?


  55. 178
    Tony Blair says:

    It’s a gas
    Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash


  56. 181
    le bete de paris says:

    What a Jockster does when he gets wood


  57. 184
    Is there even more to this story. says:

    Possibly the most intreguing aspect of this incident is the identity of the victim of this assault. Why is their name missing from reports ?


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