March 7th, 2012

Bryant’s Undeclared Billionaire’s Bung

Section 72 of the Common’s Declaration of Members’ Interests states that “any relevant financial interest or benefit of whatever nature, whether direct or indirect, should be declared in debate, or other proceeding.” Section 74 says that it “is the responsibility of the Member, having regard to the rules of the House, to judge whether a financial interest is sufficiently relevant to a particular debate, proceeding, meeting or other activity to require a declaration.”

As head of the All Party Group on Russia you should would expect Chris Bryant to raise Russian issues more than most, and he has been one of the most vocal Putin critics. He even testified against Hancock’s suspected spy lover.

However since October Bryant has declared nearly £14,000 in payments from the Independent newspaper owned by Russian oligarch and fellow Putin critic, Alexander Lebedev. Since the billionaire signed Chris up, he has mentioned Russia on dozens of occasions in the House without a single declaration required in the rules above. Given his ongoing quest for strict probity in public office, it’s odd that he hasn’t mentioned this…

Bryant argued to Guido that the Indy is technically owned by a British citizen (Lebedev Jr,) but this is extremely disingenuous given that bachelor Evgeny only recently got British citizenship. A technicality that doesn’t alter the fact that Bryant is paid thousands by a Russian with political pretensions and ambitions…


135 Comments

  1. 1
    Doomed says:

    Surely some mistake, only a day after he came out and said the Mirror should be looked at…..

    • 11
      Just to clear things up says:

      Is this the gayer MP who advertises in gaydar under the nom de plume of Alfa 101 for homosexual partners?

      • 81
        Chuckus Yamoney says:

        He only left Wales because he was meeting Offa’s Dyke.

        He has only been an MP for 10 years and was just a lowly cabinet minister when these new declaration rules were introduced, so he can’t possibly have known they applied to him.

        As Ed Miliband said when the Unions fixed his leadership “I will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until I am back in No. 10″. None of that “SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE” Mandy/Blairite lip service bollocks; Miliband, Livingstone and Bryant and their ilk just want the power and they don’t care who or what they break on the way, including the quaint niceties of House etiquette

      • 120
        Yasmin Alibi-Brown-Skid says:

        Bryant inserts his column into Evegeny’s publication for cash

    • 69
      Popeye says:

      Must be a mistake, this person is the very soul of probity, I know this because he told me so.

    • 70
      Andrew Efiong says:

      He’s been caught with his pants down.

    • 110
      Anglican Vicars in Knicers says:

      This is a load of pants !

      • 130
        Anonymous says:

        Bryant gay – yada yada yada, Bryant – pants blah blah blah…….
        Wake me up when it’s over.

  2. 2
    one up the bum sum arm dun says:

    Its worth a few grand a week for that arse bandit c’unt to keep his fucking pants on

  3. 3
    • 22
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Nothing to do with WarOnTerrorMong-ers like you then?

    • 29
      Bulibașa says:

      Every British soldier is fair game, I’m afraid. Don’t invade other people’s countries. And don’t give me this “they signed up the serve their country” tripe.

      • 76
        Old Tory Bigot says:

        Do fuck off, sincerely.

        You are not worthy to clean any British soldier’s boot with your tongue.

        • 91
          Chris Bryant MP of Bunggington on the sly says:

          I know I’m not sir!
          Please please punish me as I truly deserve it, then maybe just maybe I could lick your strong masculine boots……

          (fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap)

        • 93
          rick says:

          Old Tory Bigot – “we must be allowed to invade other peoples Countries, because the British Soldier is Holy and beyond criticism”
          That what you’re saying Bigot ?

          • rick is a prick says:

            If you are so concerned about ‘other people’s countries’ go and fucking live in one.

      • 108
        Steve Lloyd says:

        Hunt.

    • 45
      Gordon's busy says:

      Sarah Brown ‏ @SarahBrownUK Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
      Great discussion on global economy and education on a theatre stage set of a ‘scruffy office’ #GB&RR yfrog.com/g08vsdxj

  4. 4
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Hard to tell who he is from the pic: is there perhaps a snap of him, a self-portrait, lightly clothed that we could better judge him by?

  5. 5
    Robert Catesby says:

    Who on earth would possibly want to pay good money for all the shit, vacuous nonsense that comes out of Bryant’s mouth? I’d want my money back.

  6. 6
    M&S spokesman says:

    Thats alot of money for underpants

  7. 7
    Steve Miliband says:

    He like a bit of probing

  8. 8
    Little Angussie says:

    the most sanctimonious of all the Labour apparachiks this twat is the worst example of a prissy busybody who likes to hear his own voice in the chamber and his self-importance and consuming arrogance know no bounds.

    God almighty which other self respecting MP would put a photo of himself posing in a pair of Y-fronts on the internet unless they were trawling for something

  9. 9
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Does he print photographs of himself in skidmarked white y fronts in his column then?

  10. 10
    Not a spokesperson for the BBC says:

    We won’t comment on this – it’s just a load of pants.

    Thank you for your money.

  11. 12
    Gonk says:

    Ah, that’s it then. It’s all about money. Usually is.

  12. 13
    Pants! says:
    • 37
      Phill the Dill says:

      And so the fightback begins.

      First they try and laugh it away…

      • 64
        the stench of hypocrisy says:

        Yet another Labourite on the take.
        The stench is becoming overpowering.

    • 54
      Bryant's chum says:

      Avoid the real issue, avoid the real issue, avoid the real issue, avoid the real issue

    • 86
      Denial ain't a river in Egypt says:

      Play the ball not the man.

      • 88
        just asking says:

        Are Bryant’s wages paid into a limited company to avoid paying taxes like other Labour MP’s and Ken Livingstone?

  13. 14
    PMQS says:

    Did anyone identify the labour mp with the cleavage behind Ed?

  14. 15
    McTodd says:

    Oh what a surprise, a Guido Fawkes smear followed by a load of homophobic bollocks from cretinous c u n t s.

  15. 16
    Marmite says:

    Please keep digging Guido, as this story may have legs (so to speak). Oh, and please don’t forget Tom Twatson!.

    • 28
      Marmite says:

      Been modded for using e.a. thingy, so here I go again.

      Pleeze keep digging on this Guido, as it may have legs (so to spe*k).

      Also, Don’t give up digging on Twatson .

      Thanks, and pleeeeeeeeeze get this modbot thing sorted out and forget about old racistt (deliberately mis-spelt) Fatbutt.

  16. 17
    TTFN says:

    Wow, a lot of homophobia on this post, even for this site

    • 21
      Perse O'Nally says:

      Your point being?

    • 42
      Anonymous says:

      Just because he is a puff it doesn’t mean he is also unaccountable for his actions.

      • 53
        Ah But! says:

        Ponzey Poofs get special dispensation innit! – coz they’re such special persons – just think of all the bullshit / bollocks / baloney over the years saying just how SPECIAL they are!

    • 49
      No self censorship here matey says:

      If you want people spouting PC slogans and engaging in ‘I’m more PC than you’ pissing contests, go and F-off to the Guardian.

  17. 20
    Skidd Mark says:

    How many pairs of underpants will that smn pay for

  18. 23
    Anonymous says:

    How pathetic. Stupid smears backed up by sick homophobic comments from a load of ingrates.

    • 31
      Phill the Dill says:

      Change the wording a little perhaps. Then it looks like it just might be random posters instead of the rapid rebuttal unit.

    • 33
      a guardianista says:

      Terrible. Absolutely shocking. I think we should leave here now and go over to Pink news or to Polly’s place.

    • 35
      Labour twiiterati says:

      If I post as different monikers, everyone will think that many people agree.
      Unless I post to quickly and too obviously.

      Oops.

    • 36
      Tuscan Tony says:

      Smear? Skid, surely.

    • 67
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      ingrate

      That presumes we have something to be grateful to Mr Byant for.

      I think not.

    • 98
      Anonymous says:

      Of course Bryant was once a man of the cloth before he became a man in his pants.Quite what the good people of the Rhondda have done to deserve this paragon of virtue as their MP escapes me.

  19. 24
    Peter Tatchell's Satchel says:

    Guido am I missing something ?

    What’s the fact that Evegeny is ” bachelor ” got to do with the minutiae of a bung ??

  20. 25
    Lord Mandy Pandy says:

    What is it with gayer Labour politicians and Russian oligarchs?

    Or what is it with Russian Oligarchs and gayer labour politicians?

  21. 27
    Faux outraged labour intern instructed to post says:

    What a homophobic place this is.
    Gays are people and deserve our support.
    (except in our Islamic constituencies when we don’t mention the Gay. Just for cultural reasons, you understand )

  22. 30
    Displaced Brummie says:

    He’ll just shout “knickers!”

  23. 34
    Phill the Dill says:

    The must be worried. Labour rebuttal cretins crawling out of the woodwork.

  24. 38
    Sophie says:

    I always get Bryant mixed up with someone else – remind me, is he the one who advertised himself in a photo whilst wearing grubby underwear on the internet searching for gay sex with strangers?

    And how did the son “owner” of the Indy get a passport so quickly?

    Oh, I forgot – MPs give British passports away like confetti at a cheap wedding.

    Vote UKIP.

    • 50
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      With 14K he should be able to afford to get an East European girl to come in and do his washing now.

  25. 39
    Irony Klaxon says:

    Loving all the labour trolls moaning about homophobia when they used that to bully the poster that cannot be named.

    • 75
      Labour - anti-English to the core says:

      Pity labour aint so bothered by ‘homophobia’ in the their postal vote rigging communities.

      • 95
        Pawn Sandwich says:

        They run with the hares and hunt with the hounds – hypocrites. Red Ken is a classic example. There are many others.

  26. 40
    Michael Gove, Murdoch's liar in Cabinet says:

    Nothing wrong with getting or expecting lots of money from rich foreigners.

  27. 43
    WHY Why Why says:

    Why has alexander Lebedev given Bryant £14k ? What services did Bryant provide?

    • 48
      Loungelizard says:

      Don’t ask!!

      • 59
        Jane Birkin from Paris says:

        But this Hunt gets an Mp’s salary plus exenses plus other back handers.

        For Christ sake Why why why has a right to ask and be given a clear explanation.

        That is Mr and Mrs Dromey burnell anf this geezer who are all trousering our money and doing fuck all for us.

        Hopefully they will be in 4 of the 65 seats which will be disappearing at the next Election even if that is later this year.

  28. 44
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    These people want stringing up!

    I’m sick of hearing about these so-called Right Honourable Gentlemen. They’re nothing but thi*eves!

    He should be done for t*ax ev*asion if nothing else.

  29. 58
    Jacqueline Dromey says:

    • 89
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      I was watching those people sitting around him with that “holier than thou” expression.

      He can pontificate all he likes. They’ve all lied to us so much we don’t believe a word they say any more.

      • 114
        Say what you see says:

        I think youl find those sent to the House to support a miscreant Politician are fellow miscreants who as part of their punishment by the party High command are ordered to perform these duties. That picture is one big naughty step.

  30. 62
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    I am very unhappy about Vince’s demands for a Mansion Tax. Would it just apply to my first mansion or all ten ?

    • 78
    • 82
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      I exepect MPs and ex-PMs would find themselves exempt from this theivery, much in the same way as you seem to be exempt from the forces of natural justice.

      My only consolation Tony, is that you have to wake every morning and look at that ugly, grasping harridan of a wife of yours, knowing you will never escape her.

      Pip pip!

      • 90
        Anonymous says:

        Give a whole new meaning to a “bag for life”.

      • 92
        Tesco Tone says:

        My only consolation Tony, is that you have to wake every morning and look at that ugly, grasping harridan of a wife of yours, knowing you will never escape her.

        Gives a whole new meaning to a “Bag for Life”.

        • 101
          Ah! Monika says:

          Remember those Golly moneyboxes. the new ones are modeled on Cherie.

        • 105
          Everyone a sinner says:

          Not every morning.

          In the good old days, he got to give Carole one when fatso was away on business.

  31. 63
    Revenge says:

    Some fucking c/unt thought it was hilarious to drive right into a puddle and completely soak me.

    He won’t be laughing when he sees what I did to his car. :-D

  32. 66
    Revenge says:

    Some fucking c-unt thought it was hilarious to drive right into a puddle and completely soak me.

    He won’t be laughing when he sees what I did to his car.

  33. 71
    Serves him right says:

    Some fucking c/unt thought it was funny to drive into a puddle and completely soak me.

    He won’t be laughing when he sees what I did to his car :-D

  34. 72
    Mutti's Dackel says:

    14K? The UK is selling it’s parliamentarian’s time at bargain basement prices.

  35. 74
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Bryant is a labour hypocrite and only interested in self promotion and money. If his Murdoch phone hacking pay off was not just about money, then how much of it has he given to charity.
    Two faced hypocrite is the perfect description of Bryant.

  36. 77
    Perse O'Nally says:

    Ginger Marks is alive and well and living in his underpants.

  37. 79

    Bryant and May not.

    Cor. Strike a light.

  38. 84
    Lord Mandelbum of Shirtlifting says:

    I always knew he was a bunger.

  39. 85
    A Certain Politician Mentioned In A Certain Blog says:

    Right now a certain news organisation is sitting on a story about a certain blog run by a certain Daddy and his certain little Twink who, whilst in their cups, have been known to make overtures of an amorous nature to certain politicians only to be rebuffed, whereupon they write bollocks about certain politicians’ outside sources of income. Whether this story is true or not, I have no idea. It doesn’t really matter anyway, as it is certain politicians’ word against a certain blogger’s and his sidekick’s word, and can never really be confirmed or denied conclusively. In the meantime the certain blogger would as a practical matter have to tread lightly lest the story break unless he really wanted a fight, whereupon he would be told by counsel to avoid all mention of certain politicians in any context as any libel action would be working its way through the legal process. A settlement paid by certain politicians’ publisher friends would bind the certain blogger to secrecy about its terms; the terms might include never mentioning certain politicians again. I mention no names.

  40. 87
    Jack says:

    Good point Guido

    But there is a deeper and very disturbing problem behind all of this

    The Russian oligarchy arose out of organised crime – many books on the subjet and the recent Court case involving two oligarchs in the High Court in London proved this again

    The British authorities seem to turn a blind eye to the origins of this wealth – the pillaging of Russia

    So the problem goes far beyond Y Fronts

    Just look the virginity that bent City solicotiores have “bought’ for all these thugs

    • 126
      Frankie says:

      Turning a blind eye in order not to be distracted from pillaging this country. There is no true or lasting honour among thieves.

  41. 97
    Ah! Monika says:

    Caught with his pants down again!

  42. 103
    Stuart says:

    @ChrisBryantMP “But I’m not going to let @GuidoFawkes shut me up on issue I have campaigned on for yrs”

    I tweeted to him ONCE about expenses, he blocked me.
    Doesn’t like the truth and tries to shut up those who challenge him.
    A*hole.

  43. 104
    Not the only queer in the (Rhonnda Valley) says:

    My pants have more skidmarks than Pirelli’s test track.

  44. 106
    Russian Mong says:

    I despise Crispy Brownpants. Guido has justified my suspicions of this self-serving, publicity seeking, materialist, hypocritical, corrupt Hunt.
    I have missed anything out? Lying turd!

  45. 109
    A sweet old lady says:

    I have just finished knitting Bryant a pair of trousers. Do you think he still needs them? Poor dear has been wandering around in just his pants for over a year now.

  46. 113
    shame on them all says:

    Not too bad for these MPs who can add a casual £14k to their wages …..
    trifling amounts for them but rather a fortune for the rest of the country in these tough times.

  47. 118
    Mohammad Afar-Jawad (Converted 2009) says:

    Kill them all

  48. 119
    Gripper Stebson says:

    The trouble with this nasty little prat is that he would like nothing more than to be given a dressing down by a man in authority who might wield a big stick at him

  49. 122
    Labouriscorrupt says:

    It used to be a joke in Wales that if they took a donkey, put a Labour rosette on it, and put it up for election in the Rhondda, it would get elected. New Labour did it – except it was worse than a donkey – it was Chris (the ex-vic) Bryant, ex-tory, not exactly a ‘man’s man’ in the mining community sense (though, in his own sort of community, probably was). And guess what? He got elected! And since then he has been very, very active an enthusiastic as an MP, standing up for his own rights, enriching himself, obsessing against the NoW, while his own constituency becomes poorer and poorer. For those interested in seeing Chris in all his glory, google ‘bryant y-fronts’ and select images.

  50. 132
    Anon Observer says:

    Another outstanding face of ZanuLieLabor, with there motto being

    “Don’t do as I do, …..Do as I say”

    Some are most certainly more equal than others………

    Hypocrites, Tossers, Parasites & Pimps and thats only there good points

    of this shower of excreta…..

  51. 134
    C Bryant says:

    Does my **** look big in this?

  52. 135
    Desperate Dan says:

    Bryant’s not being paid to promote Russia. He’s being paid to deliver Sky and the Murdoch newspapers into the hands of the sleazy oligarchs.


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