February 23rd, 2012

Picture: Smashed Commons Window

Commons co-conspirators report this morning that the broken windows near Strangers’ Bar certainly weren’t broken this time yesterday:

The now suspended Major Joyce (Education Corp) must have put up quite a struggle…


117 Comments

  1. 1
    Ha Ha says:

    Make sure Joyce pays for the repiar, not the taxpayer!

    • 8
      Liarpoliticians says:

      Is it something to do with the Keynesian’s plans for smashing up stuff, just to give someone else work fixing it?

      • 49

        He should be defenestrated.

        • 79
          Ed the Axeman says:

          I blame the availability of cheap alcohol, if prices were higher this sort of
          thing wouldn’t happen

          • Sir Aston Martin says:

            Joyce was the first MP to break the £200K barrier for a year’s expenses. You don’t seriously think he’ll pay for the damage himself, do you?

          • God's Holy Trousers says:

            Hopefully it was his head that broke the glass.

          • Anonymous says:

            Perhaps he/they (the Brawlers) should be charged with (inter alia) affray & criminal damage ….. and punished with a Compessation Order (among other punishments), since defenestration seems to have been abolished after the Scottish Reformation

        • 100
          Mr. Putin's Stolen Cat says:

          D’you mean he should have his lights punched out as well?

          • Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

            A lot of cats posting here. We’re smarter than dogs. Good work!

    • 18
      AnnaR says:

      You get suspended from the Labour party for punching a gay – but not a voter, ask Mr Prescott.

    • 76
      genghiz the kahn says:

      Eric Joyce the man who puts the bar in bastard.

    • 113
      The Ghost of William S Burroughs says:

      Goddamn no-class limey lush, staggering around like some kinda goofball bum beat on nembies… If he’da been loaded on an ‘M’ and bennie speedball, waving a snubbie .38 inna air, wearing a muy correcto homburg – tight around the head, you dig – Idda had some respect for the guy. It’s people like this that give us old spectral pederast junkies a bad name…

  2. 2
    Tom Tomos says:

    It says ‘Scot’ on the cardboard…

  3. 3
    AC1 says:

    Bastiat was unable to comment on whether this would help the economy.

    • 29
      Some Geezer wot's not sure whether Westminster hasn't reached the tipping point says:

      However, James Q. Wilson, when reached for comment, offered the observation that, if you repair the window immediately, it will represent a commitment to maintaining good social order in the Westminster community, and other miscreants will not be emboldened to commit similar or worse offences, thus holding down lawlessness in general and making the community more livable.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory

      • 111
        Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

        Yes, if they don’t fix that window pronto, it will only encourage further bar brawls, perhaps even MPs spraying graffiti. Or so the theory goes.

  4. 4
    Gonk says:

    Alcopocalypse

    • 44
      Anonymous says:

      I don’t see 4 men on four horses, but there seem to be a lot of impulsive and stupid peole in the HoC

  5. 5
    Bongler says:

    Debt-drunk Labour vandalised the economy, now Joyce attacks parliament.

    I hope he is made to pay.

  6. 6
    Adolf the cuddly bear says:

    If yee genne get wasted on Buckfast what canny expect man?

  7. 7
    Raving Loon says:

    From his Wiki page:

    He left the army in 1999, amid controversy after describing the armed forces as “racist, sexist and discriminatory.”

    Bloody pansy.

    • 14
      Laughing hangman says:

      Should have been court marshalled, for conduct predudical to good order and military discipline, disobeying a lawful order. A squadie would have been straight into Colchester military prison but him being a very poor specimen of an officer was just kicked out. There again Colchester prison has standards to maintain and he would lower the tone of that fine establishment.

      • 27
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        As it was, presumably his Army references were so poor that the only job he could find was as a Labour MP.

        • 46
          nellnewman says:

          How sad labour has become a club for thugs and thieves.

          A long way from the labour party that was founded 100+ years ago to fight for the rights of real working folks.

        • 64
          The General Public says:

          Be fair – in between the army and being an MP he was a “Public Affairs Officer” at the Scottish Commission for Racial Equality (!)

          Quintessential Labour Party material – a life largely free of accomplishments, which has been financed in its entirity by the taxpayer.

          Is it any wonder everything goes completely tits-up whenever this shower of seat-fillers, box-tickers and meeting-attenders gets into government?

    • 107
      Anonymous says:

      http://www.maxfarquar.com/2012/02/eric-joyce-wikipedia/

      an earlier entry on his wikipedea page

  8. 9
    nellnewman says:

    What does an mp have to do to be suspended not just from his party but also from the HoC?

    • 21
      Bill Quango MP says:

      Horatio Bottomley in 1922 and Peter Baker in 1954, & Garry Allighan in 1947.

      Horatio Bottomley, the independent MP for Hackney South, was a serial fraudster who was served with 66 bankruptcy writs during his life.

      Peter Baker was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment after forging signatures on letters purporting to guarantee debts when his companies ran into financial difficulties.

      Garry Allighan gave information to the newspapers about private parliamentary party meetings, often in return for money, publicity or free drinks

    • 25
      Infuriated of West Mids says:

      Effectively, it’s anything that leads to a custodial sentence of more than 12 months.

      So, they have to really try hard to get forciby kicked out!

  9. 10
    How the BBC report it says:

    Great politician and socialist hero Eric Joyce was goaded to defend himself against several members of the scum nasty Tory party in the Strangers bar last night. As these vile Tories drank their subsidised beer, our great HERO Eric Joyce arrived in the bar where the sight of these scummy Tories having a good time was too much to stomach for a brave men like our Eric.

    Eric who is a war hero sprung into action to defend the great socialist cause. The nasty right wing vermin then called their Gestapo Police who took Eric still struggling to uphold the great socialist cause away where no doubt he will be brutalised by the capitalist thugs.

    • 35
      JH says:

      Nope, unconvincing. D-

      Far too balanced – you did not mention ‘Tory cuts’ once. Back to the drawing board.

      • 54
        Anonymous says:

        or Coulson, or Murdoch.

      • 59
        How the BBC report it says:

        Great politician and socialist hero Eric Joyce was goaded to defend himself against several members of the scum nasty Tory party in the Strangers bar last night. As these vile Tories drank their subsidised beer celebrating those MASSIVE CUTS, our great HERO Eric Joyce arrived in the bar where the sight of these scummy Tories having a good time was too much to stomach for a brave men like our Eric.

        Eric who is a war hero sprung into action to defend the great socialist cause and FIGHT THOSE EVIL TORY CUTS. The nasty right wing vermin then called their Gestapo Police who took Eric still struggling to uphold the great socialist cause away where no doubt he will be brutalised by the capitalist thugs. The Labour party would NEVER have an MP arrested in the House of Commons, that’s not the sort of thing the beloved Labour party do.

    • 51
      Channel 4 News says:

      We concur and would like to add that it was a Tory MP at the end of the bar eating a baby that triggered him off.

  10. 11

    Ah, they are just so respectful. Lets try cutting their pay by half, maybe that will make a difference, oh yeah, I forgot, we are all in it together, that means us first.

  11. 12
    MrAngry61 says:

    Let’s hope that Labour actually take some action over this – a simple apology to the House is insufficient.

    • 16
      Ha Ha says:

      To be fair , they have suspeneded him until police invesigation is done.

      Not much more they could do?

      • 20
        busted flush says:

        call for anal rape in his prison cell

      • 23
        Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

        What like Andy Coulson where the mong bandwagon Ed kept on and on at Cameron.

        I haven’t heard mong Ed say anything about Joyce yet and what is to prove, he did it.

  12. 13
    token scot on the site says:

    hopefully he fell down the stairs 5 or 6 times before viciously thrusting his head through that window!

  13. 15

    I have £10 for anyone who can prove he used those immortal words in his defence, “Don’t you know who I am?”

    It will got to Charity if you can provide proof.

  14. 17
    busted flush says:

    fucking soft labour shite. call that damage? shoulda went out shooting and took a few rozzas with im

  15. 19
    AC1 says:

    Dear “Dave”,
    It looks like the problems of Cheap Booze and binge drinking need to be solved rather closer to home before rolling the nanny state out over the rest of us.

    Thank-you and Fuck-off.
    AC1

  16. 22
    Nick says:

    Guido, in the context of the military, you mean Education Corps (with an “s” on the end) and not Corp, as in News Corporation.

    • 105
      Johnny Gurkha says:

      Quite…and that Fabian tit had no place in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. That is a place for people that can hold their ale and laugh at their situation safe in the knowledge that their pleats face inwards and their welts have been cleaned correctly. Standards, dear boy.

  17. 23
    annette curton says:


    I hope they give the c*nt the repair bill, that’s my heritage he’s destroying.

    • 50
      Axe The Telly Tax says:

      Why doesn’t he go and smash up the Scottish parliament. Only English MPs should be able to smash up Westminster ;-)

  18. 26
    a Scottish person says:

    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…………………..grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…………………aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh………………….gggggggggggg..rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh………………………………….

  19. 28
    Nick says:

    I thought Dave was going to crack down on booze at giveaway prices. Let’s start with the subsidised bars in the Commons and give the taxpayer a break. Eric Joyce is not fit for office.

  20. 30
    Dick Scratcher says:

    …it’s on film – a green pass researcher got the lot on his mobile! Wait for the Sun on Sunday…

  21. 32
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    What a twat this Mr Joyce is, if he was that paralytically drunk he should have done the right thing and gotten into his car and driven home.

  22. 33
    Penfold says:

    I trust he will be barred.

    The man should resign and a bye-election held, that will see how loyal the Labour vote is.

    • 45
      Displaced Brummie. says:

      He should be barred… from every bar in the country.

    • 53
      Cassandrina says:

      Unfortunately an act like this will not influence Labour tribal followers. Even if he committed murder, his replacement would still get in.
      20 years of bribing the electorate with public sector and union jobs, as well as “generous” (Polly Toynbee statement this morning on BBC Toady Programme) benefits will not go away quickly.
      Add in the sustained poverty, immigration flooding, and degraded education system “up north and in inner cities” and Labour’s Soviet style control policies will ensure their activists keep in check that their followers will never undertake any real logical thinking.

  23. 36
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    What a twat this Mr Joyce is, if he was that paralytically dr.unk he should have done the right thing and gotten into his car and driven home.

  24. 37
    Anonymous says:

    If these are broken windows “near” the strangers bar, doe it mean eric was resisting police arrest?

    If so then the charges could be a lot more serious than head butting A Tory, especially if he put a plod into the window and probably explains why he is still in police custody.

  25. 39
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    What a twat this Mr Joyce is, if he was that paralytically wankered he should have done the right thing and gotten into his car and driven home.

  26. 42
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    What a imbecile this Mr Joyce is, if he was that para lytically wankered he should have done the right thing and gotten into his car and dri ven his own way home.

  27. 43
    YorkshireLad says:

    It is to be hoped that Mr Joyce will reimburse the public purse for the damage caused and that he doesn’t reclaim it on his expenses.
    As for prosecution, I fear he’ll get away with it and he won’t have to resign because his behaviour doesn’t bring the House into disrepute as it is disreputable already

  28. 52
    Sounds very serious indeed says:

    A Labour MP was dragged away in handcuffs after going berserk in a House of Commons bar and headbutting a fellow MP.

    Ex-Army major Eric Joyce hit at least three MPs, including a Labour whip, in a rage last night when they tried to calm him, it was claimed.

    “There was blood spilled – it was like the
    Wild West in there,” said one stunned MP.
    Police were called but it apparently took five Commons security officers to restrain Mr Joyce, 51.

    A glass door was smashed as they dragged him away, still struggling. The MP for Falkirk was taken to Belgravia police station, where he spent the night and was still being held today.

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24037762-mp-arrested-over-commons-bar-brawl.do

    • 63
      Where are you going with this, John Lewis Boy? says:

      He forgot the third rule of HoC Fight Club. Only one fight at a time!

  29. 55
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Can Joyce be done for Criminal Damage as well?

  30. 56
    Sounded like a comedy sketch says:

    Was there a woman shouting: “Don’t do it, Eric! He ain’t worth it!”?

  31. 57
    Diane Abbott says:

    Labour MP’s love to play smash and grab.

  32. 61
    WVM says:

    Don’t hold your breath he’ll get off scot free.

  33. 67
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Having been to a few work occasions where drunken behaviour got out of hand I note that it inevitable ended up in sackings?

    Will this alcoholic cnut get the boot? It’s less than 18 months since he got done for drink-driving and failing to provide a breath test. He is unfit to be an MP (although not untypical of MP’s in general).

    Perhaps before wishy-washy iDave starts berating the general population on their drinking habits he should deal with the drinking culture in Parliament.

  34. 69
    Steve Miliband says:

    2010

    Labour Eric Joyce 23,207 45.7 -5.2
    SNP John McNally 15,364 30.3 +8.9
    Conservative Katie Mackie 5,698 11.2 +1.3
    Liberal Democrat Kieran Leach 5,225 10.3 -5.7

    SNP win on the cards?

    PS 5,698 Tories in Falkirk?

  35. 72
    Peter Tatchell says:

    String the gay basher up…and that Ken Livingstone.

  36. 74
    annette curton says:

  37. 77
    dr. sipp says:

    he must of drunk cheap cider before he entered commons bar

    oh wait—the commons bar cider is cheaper

  38. 78
    Yokel says:

    tut tut tut 200 years of heratige to be treat in such a manner.

  39. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Another useless Scottish Labour MP in London drunk & disorderly. The English should insist that the number of Scottish MPs & Welsh come to that should be halved in number. They have their own Parliaments now so they aren’t needed or wanted here. The sooner we get rid of this lot the better!

  40. 85
    dr. sipp says:

    35 minutes ago: “If you have phone-video of last nights fracas in Stangers, we have cash, email Guido.Fawkes@Order-Order.com

    you would think someone in bar would—but maybe all to pissed

  41. 88
    Angry of SE1 says:

    Didn’t Eric Joyce also broadcast for Hitler in the war?

    haw haw

  42. 89
    Johnny says says:

    Perhaps it is time for a dry Palace of Westminster.

  43. 92
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Eric Joyce, punch drunk.

  44. 98
    Jock McBasher says:

    Aye, yecunye hees wan wi thu heed ye toree bassad.
    hic !

  45. 99
    Sir Keith Josephs Preserved Head says:

    there are some enjoyable comments on the army rumour website http://www.arrse.co.uk about this former private in the Black Watch

    “former Major Education Corps” didn’t go with drunken brawling…
    but a former “Private Black Watch” – now THAT makes sense

  46. 102
    Defenestrator of Prague says:

    Send him round to our city — we haven’t had a good glass -break since 1724 ( had many wind breaks though ) .

    • 116
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      The famous defenestration in Prague occurred in 1618 and started the 30 years war.

  47. 103
    Grog says:

    “One woman MP, Thurrock Tory Jackie Doyle-Price, stepped bravely between Mr Joyce and the fracas.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Doyle-Price

    Hmm. Probably not…

  48. 104
    Anonymous says:

    This is politically motivated violence, a direct attack on our democracy.
    Thats a minimum life term.

  49. 109
    The Doddering Old Fart says:

    Well done that man.

  50. 112
    Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

    Ha! An advert about windows — top quality vinyl windows! — is now showing at the top of my screen, above the story.

  51. 114
    The Golem says:

    The reason MPs have too much time for boozing is that 80% of their work is done for them in Brussels.

  52. 115
    Winny in a wheelchair says:

    Pay for the damage Retard!

  53. 117
    A taxpayer that's paying for this lowlife ! says:

    I am surprised he didn’t whack Jackie Doyle-Price as well ?!
    A good number of years ago but this guy has form for hitting women as well ?!
    Check it out I am sure you will all find it.
    Scumbag of the highest order.


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