May 8th, 2012

Bryant Apologises to Leveson for Breach of Confidence
Bryant’s Controversial “Point of Order” Mislead Parliament

M’learned co-conspirator has drawn Guido’s attention to this ruling by Lord Justice Leveson issued on Thursday and overlooked in the Borisfest:

It has happened that a core participant who is a politician has used material from the disclosed evidence (which was, in fact, later corrected) publicly to challenge the Prime Minister; an apology has been received by the Inquiry for what was, in that case, a total disregard of the terms of the confidentiality agreement but even if the question had been withheld until the statement was published, there was almost no time for the information (wrong, as it turned out to be) to be checked and the question dealt with.

Chris Bryant used a Point of Order to accuse the PM of lying to the house about meetings with Murdoch. As Leveson says in his ruling this was based on erroneous evidence that was uncorrected, unpublished, confidential and yet to be checked and published by the Inquiry. Chris Bryant only had access to the evidence submission by virtue of his status as a Core Participant in the Inquiry. Guido said at the time Bryant would regret it, Baroness Warsi insisted he apologise to Leveson – advice he has clearly accepted – and that the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner should reprimand him – which remains to be seen.

As government figures prepare to appear before the Inquiry it seems obvious that Bryant should lose his Core Participant status, he is clearly ready to use it for political advantage. He has demonstrated that he simply can’t be trusted to keep his word.


226 Comments

  1. 1
    Tom Watson says:

    Me! It’s all about me! It should always be about me!

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    • 50

      Why the fuck are we paying John Lyon CB

      Bryant and T.WATson go unpunished

      Look like we need a Standards Commissioner for the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

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      • 135
        slaphead Dave says:

        Look, no one’s interested in homosexual men posing in underpants, except most of the Cabinet.

        What’s important is me taking Davis Laws up the aisle today to renew our vows.

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        • 136
          David Laws don't apply to high profile homosexuals says:

          I’m Back!

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          • smackhead Mensch says:

            Can I be your bridesmaid?

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          • Anonymous says:

            No government ministers should be core participants at Levinson. Given that there are suspicions of collusion between the govt and Murdoch – the PM’s action in disempowering the BBC and trying to abolish Ofcom after James Murdochs oustspoken demands for these things – it turns Levinson into an expensive whitewash.

            We’re paying for Levinson Dave.

            Cameron has to be one of the least prime-ministerial PM’s we’ve ever had.

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          • Forkbender says:

            Anony, when your head is possibly on the block for being possibly involved, you do anything to avoid flack heading your way

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      • 199
        Parliamentary Standards Commissioner says:

        Mike Handycock CBE MP, a man of the utmost integrity and highest moral standards, has reported Chris Bryant MP to me for investigation. I will report back in six months time that I do not have the powers to investigate. Boaz.

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        • 200
          Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Queen Street says:

          It is good to see you are doing such a good job Commissioner and I fully endorse your fulsome praise of Brother Handycock MP. Jahbulon.

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          • Jah Yo' Bro' says:

            Could bro’s Beestley and Borththick ask the great one for some cover down the south coast at Imaxland?

            Yo Bro! – the gear’s on the coach to Victoria – be Scoutful!

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    • 57

      Fat chance.

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    • 69
      David Laws LibDem fiddler says:

      If you hadn’t noticed, I’m beginning to worm my way back boys!

      Did anyone hear me on R4 this morning smooth talking about how the partners (in crime?) of the Coalition must be given some space to allow the partnership to flourish and complete its job of continuing to push through the austerity measures to cut the deficit (aka continuing to pay off the bank bailouts to us girls in the know ;o)

      Let’s face it, I’m really just another ex-banking shill positioned in parliament to make sure things go the Libertarian way!

      TTFN!

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      • 97
        Nice Boy Dave says:

        Have they finished your wedding dress yet dahling?

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      • 179
        EdButLookBalls says:

        No but I heard Red Ken offering himself to Al-Beeba now he ‘has no meetings to go to’ , and he calls it work FFS! And that feckin’ Liebour Shill Noughtie was loving him being there paying him no doubts and giving him a few hundred quid for 7 minutes gassing!!.

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        • 189

          Every cloud is for Silveta lining

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          • The Red Ken Disaster Avoided.

            ‘Twas on the fourth of May in the year two thousand and twelve,
            When Ken, for to be London’s mayor, did once again delve.
            But alas, his dreams were to be thwarted,
            At least until his income tax was sorted.

            It was said by many that his tactics were rotten
            And by inland revenue that his gains were ill gotten
            But even postal votes could ‘ne keep him in th’ black
            So Londonistan said “Feck off, and dinna come back.”

            He has said he’ll ney ge’ into the Hoose of Lairds,
            (But like most of his speeches could just be muir turds)
            He says that he has been punished enough
            But it’ll tak muir than that to get his snoot oot th’ trough.

            William McBuggerall
            Aged 182

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    • 76
      Anger management says:

      Chris Bryant is constantly angry, he must be full of rage inside. Why do you think that is ?

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      • 88
        Mark Oaten says:

        Are you asking me?

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      • 91
        Labour HQ says:

        Lets give him the benefit of the doubt, as I am sure there is a nice lady in there trying to get out.

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        • 145
          The voice of unreason says:

          Captain underpants strikes out again. The constituents who voted him into office must be so proud today.

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          • Nick says:

            They are Welsh they won’t be able to understand anywa,y having said that it would appear that welsh people seem to have a preference in electing people who flaunt themselves and hang around in scrubland in London’s suburbs !!!

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          • alex says:

            he’s frustrated, and must cool down, or get a knob to chew or sit

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      • 117
        Fish says:

        Yes, the ‘spiteful’ tag has stuck

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    • 116
      Jeffrey Bernard says:

      Is someone who acts in total disregard of an obligation of confidentiality, and misleads parliament, a fit and proper person to be a shadow minister? I think the Milipede should be asked.

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    • 118
      Danielle English says:

      Chris Bryant?

      Now remind me – is he the one who takes pictures of himself in soiled underwear touting for rough gay sex with strangers on the internet?

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      • 124
        stranger than friction says:

        Or the one who says his husband doesn’t like him going into the Strangers Bar?

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    • 162
      Jeffrey Bernard says:

      From the BBC News website:
      LATEST:Labour leader Ed Miliband says ‘we will not make promises we cannot keep’
      So that doesn’t apply to Mr Bryant, then?

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      • 223
        Stranger than fiction says:

        Bryant is in no way “whatsoever” and how dare anyone ever contemplate it – linked to The “Mr Bell” alongside the Leveson Washwhite your pants appointees.

        There are absolutely no connections or conflicts of interest in that Mr Pants on fire is a Common (or garden) Purpose graduate of the – hey they’ll never find us out brigade ….

        Stone my wall if I’m not a militant political numbnuts!

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  2. 2
    Popeye says:

    I have not noticed or heard of the resignation from that pillar or rectitude, dame Bryant.

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  3. 3
    Dick Scratcher says:

    Cameron & Clegg relaunch coalition in gritty work environment. Latest video:

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    • 9
      SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

      Dave sucks off Nick , Nick sucks off Dave
      Nothing to see here move along !

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    • 13
      Call me Dave says:

      Remember we should not be rewarding failure in business

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      • 16
        SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

        Well it’s a good job none of the government are running a business isn’t it
        where would they get all he free money from to keep bailing it out ?

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        • 29
          Call me Dave says:

          My business is thriving actually its called “Can’t run a piss up in a Brewery Ltd.”
          Brown is my CFO, Prescott is HR, and Abbott is Sales Director

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          • If you’ve got Abbot as a Director, for god’s sake put a limit on food expenses.

            Having said that Lard Prescot can trough it up with the best as well – would that make it a double dip?

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  4. 4
    Tuscan Tony says:

    The man’s pants.

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  5. 5
    semantics says:

    There will always be some worms in any core Guido.
    Trust and/ or trussed?

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  6. 6
    Jonathan says:

    Chris Bryant is an utterly vile individual – self serving and repeatedly promoting his own personal agenda – a clear example of so much that is wrong with Britain today. And this is the kind of creature – who happily appears on a gay porn site in his underpants – who is now representing part of the electorate (obviously a very dim part of the electorate) in the House of Commons. How far we have declined in our standards.

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  7. 7
    Well it's a thought says:

    Didn’t know Parliament had any standards, let alone a committee to keep up standards, just goes to show how many deadbeats we pay for not doing a job.

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    • 81
      Parliamentary Standards commisionaire says:

      Exactly, people forget its Parliamentary standards Im supposed to ensure, they arent the same as normal standards as expected of the little people.

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      • 201
        Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

        I fully endorse your comments Commissioner, the little people do not understand that we the ruling elite have to have an entirely different regulatory system, in fact some would say, none at all. Boaz.

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  8. 8
    Taxpayer001 says:

    Removed forwith

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  9. 10
    Seth the pig farmer says:

    But he wont be dealt with. The system is institutionally biased to assume the best of left wing politicians and the worst of conservatives.

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    • 25
      English Liberation Front says:

      Spot on. Even under a coalition government we live in a socialist state.

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    • 142
      Tower Hamlets voter says:

      the point is that Parliament is supposed to be “the public” with its full quota of oddballs and thieves but it is also supposed to be accountable to electors – not some Soviet style “standards committee”.

      Constituencies should simply recall errant MPs and fire them. As I recall this is what Nick ‘n’ Dave both promised in hteir manifestos. Mind you they all promised a referendum on the EU Constitution and they didn’t deliver on that either.

      How about a coordinated petition to the number 10 site (nice one Tony!) targeting one thief after another? We could start with my countrywoman, “Baroness” Udine.

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  10. 11
    Gordon Brown says:

    i sold the gold and purchased euros

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  11. 12
    Quisling says:

    “it seems obvious that Bryant should lose his Core Participant status, he is clearly ready to use it for political advantage”

    It’s just as well he didn’t use his status to do something just as bad like oh I don’t know something like writing a book to be published prior to the outcome.

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  12. 14
    SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

    Do Nowt Dave should jump on board with Hollande and the Greeks and start to dismantle this German war machine aimed at destroying the economies of Europe for German domination !

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    • 62

      Unfortunately, the Greeks are as serious a political force as the Occupy movement and Hollande is an Enarque, and about as likely to cause waves in the EUSSR as Polly is to write a coherent column.

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      • 90
        Hang The Bastards says:

        Unfortunately the Greeks are a serious a political force as our current Coalition.

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      • 224
        Cuckoo says:

        Polly parrot – maintained throughout the Liebour Murdoch regime that she was always throwing dirt at the digger …. She only said as much to maintain her prostitution oops position … Old Lord Puttnam done the same old trick during the same timeline

        Guess who’s got some ‘incriminating e-mails’ against them to cuckoo’s and a few more ….

        Did you hack into them also Rupee??????????? Hope you offered them up to Livinsin

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    • 72
      Adolfus Hilter says:

      Is nicht ze German fault but ze corrupt, socialist Mediterrannian bloc zas is kaput. Die Farterland will be invading them soon, nicht wahr? Today Greece und Italy. Tomorrow ze vurld.

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    • 78

      So Dave wasn’t wrong to refuse to sign off on the the fiscal compact? Oh how it all changes.
      A word to the wise and the Chermans – beware the Law of unforeseen consequences!

      Todays friend is tomorrows enemy.

      Heard from Uncle Joe lately?

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      • 98
        Anonymous says:

        was he right then to scrap Ark Royal & the Harriers? A joint interim deal with the French?
        All but condems DC to the same box of self seeking parasites as Bryant, Watson and Dorries – and another 50 we could all name!

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        • 182

          Nope – twatish decision, based on “saving” money now, irrespective of how much it will cost later – or PFI, as Liebour called it.

          But the law of unintended consequences is not discriminatory by party!

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      • 204
        Uncle Joe says:

        Halloo boys

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  13. 15
    The last Quango in Paris says:

    Mr Bryant and Mr Watson managing to make the whole hacking affair look like a farce – the more they moan the less I care about the whole subject! So partisan it beggars belief at all costs. They cannot rise above it ! If I was to call the PM a ‘liar’ I would want to be VERY sure.

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  14. 18
    Dilligaff says:

    The real question remains – did Bryant act on his own initiative or under direction? Dig deeper. Make a FoI request of Watson’s traffic from his office.

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    • 131

      Not how FoIs work.

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      • 163
        sneaky b says:

        Guido,
        Cant you get the threatening little question which Bryant asked in the Commons up here for everyone to watch.. I seem to recall he was giving the PM a last chance to come clean before revelations later in the day.

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  15. 20
    Camilla Parker-Starney says:

    Another humiliation for Bryant. He’s making a name for himself as a risky type who puts getting TV coverage ahead of reason and calm debate. Slippery.

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  16. 21
    Teifi says:

    He reminds me of sir Gerald Nabarro – independent thinker who is honest and cannot be controlled by his whips – we need more of his ilk (so what if he’s not always 100% correct)

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    • 27
      Mrs Bryant says:

      Hello son.

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    • 28
      Technomist says:

      Whoever ‘we’ is in your imagination, please do not include me. He exemplifies much that is wrong in our Parliament.

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    • 30
      English Liberation Front says:

      Yeah, apart from the “honest” bit and the “independent thinker” bit. Bryant is a Labour robot who probably talks slogans in his sleep. The Labour party is incapable of “independent” thought. It is all scripted, indoctrinated sloganeering. They are the Borg of British politics. Relentless, promising nothing but brain-dead conformity, repulsive to contemplate, not quite human. Bryant represents the species admirably.

      “We are Labour. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.”

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      • 36
        Quisling says:

        I suspect he calls out his own name while he is asleep

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      • 45
        Borg spokesman says:

        Please don’t compare us to Labour. Unlike them, we are honest about our intentions.

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        • 84
          Other Borg Spokesman says:

          Please don’t compare us to Labour. Unlike them, we are honest about our intentions.

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        • 102
          Maximus says:

          Agreed – the Borg are capable of reasoning. The Layber Parteh is much more like a biofilm – a brainless slime community of microbes that once allowed to take hold degrades the environment and its hosts, can be fatal, and is exceptionally difficult to eradicate.

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    • 130
      Gonk says:

      He reminds you of Gerald Nabarro… good grief. Under the weather are you ?

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  17. 23
    suissebob says:

    Who gives a stuff about the hacking of celeb’s phones? OK the non celeb stuff was pretty disgusting but all these people could have been prosecuted based on the Motorman evidence but we all know why that didn’t happen.

    Perhaps someone should remind the BBC of their widespread criminal fraud, also involving telephonic communications.

    Rigged and fraudulent phone-ins anyone?

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    • 55
      JH says:

      It was the erroneous belief that Glen Mulcaire had deleted Milly Dowler’s voice mails that allowed this utterly manufactured furore to be initiated; there was then a co-ordinated effort by the leftist BBC and Guardian to destroy a commercial* rival.

      *Thinking about it, that’s not fair to News International – commercially they utterly outclass the subsidised lefty media in that they supply something people are willing to pay for without threat of prison.

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    • 108
      Bolshevist Broadcasting Crew says:

      The only thing we see here is MurdochMurdoch.

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  18. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Should be prosecuted – and then executed

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    • 40
      Sandalista says:

      In these times of austerity, skip the first bit.

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      • 68

        Yup, let’s go back to the good old days – suspicion is proof of guilt.

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        • 95
          justicia says:

          Socialist party membership does not count as an admission of guilt?

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        • 99

          With the dead tree press, that is still the case.

          In the words of Frankie Boyle “So to summarize, there’s no evidence, but he does look a bit rapey.”

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        • 120
          Screwed Taxpayer says:

          The Medieval Church had a good justice system. Throw all the MPs off Westminter Bridge. Hang the floaters as they are obviously guilty. Say a few prayers for those that drown, in case they were innocent and not just weighed down by all that expenses gold in their pockets.

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  19. 33
    ffs! says:

    “… erroneous evidence that was uncorrected, unpublished, confidential and yet to be checked and published by the Inquiry.”

    Fucking whitewashed more like.

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    • 104
      Anonymous says:

      At last a voice of reason rises above the mindless Labour bashing. No wonder this country is in such a mess when an elected judge makes such a blatant effort to control the release of evidence with no other view than to protect the guilty and all you can do is say it serves the Labour twat right. FFS it is not about Labour or Conservative anymore can you not see that? It is about the wholesale manipulation of evidence at the whim of those who stand accused. When I look at Leveson I am sure he is trying hard not to laugh so blatant are his actions. It all stinks of a masonic stitch up. I prey to god that those who have core participant status have downloaded what they have been given, because what Leveson allows to be published from now on will look nothing like it. Look at the way Leveson stuck up for Hunt, it’s a f’in joke. “he must have the right to reply” so I will interview him in four or five weeks when he has had time to tidy things up and the furore has died down. It’s bollocks. Hunt should have been made to explain the “criminal” behaviour of his spad the same bloody day. Politicians are laughing at us – we are the fools.

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      • 112
        Book Plug says:

        The truth is in my book ‘Dial M for Me’

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      • 115
        Tom.whatson says:

        Have downloaded everything already, for when the whole fiasco falls flat on it’s face.
        Look out for my new book- “Dial P for Relief ” when anything of any importance against me or my party has been swept under the carpet

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  20. 38
    Rhonddablue says:

    This doesn’t appear to be something that has troubled the BBC’s newshounds in any way.

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  21. 39
    Johann Hari says:

    Having learnt from my mistakes plagiarising, lying and smearing, I’m now planning a comeback. I’m writing a world exclusive interview with Iron Man and Captain America about their experience of fighting Loki.

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  22. 42
    Steve Miliband says:

    Sarah Brown ‏ @SarahBrownUK
    am looking for good stuff to do in London this July (pre-Olympics) – both for adults, and for kids – any good suggestions?

    Work?

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  23. 51
    a non says:

    Where Leveson’s “pillars of respectability” – core participants – include Watson, Bryant, Prescott, Guardian. Mirror,+ Celebrity nobodies etc the questions will always arise about who guards / vets the Guardians.
    Hardly surprising with what has become a stacked deck that the Government had requested core participation for some selected ministers when the confidentiality status is already leaking like a sieve through Watson and Bryant
    Potential party and personal fallout from Coulson or Ms Brooks will tar all irrespective of political affiliation should it occur, and any ‘holier than thou’ attitudes will be sorely tested in the next few days.

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  24. 54
    Synic says:

    The Leveson Inquiry is an expensive farce. Merely an opportunity for all our corrupt lying politicians to protest their hypocritical innocence, and the various hacks to deny that they are coated in their usual slime.

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    • 215
      Forkbender says:

      Rhey are the same types of person, politicos and jurnos, you could not shove a ciggy pape between them that also goes for the wana be’s

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  25. 56
    Gordon Brown says:

    The big boys came and took my train set.

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    • 63
      SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

      They also gave you a Chinese burn and made you sign the Lisbon Treaty didn’t they ?

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  26. 60

    What about Fatty Watson?
    The fecking oversize twat gets to leak enough info to fill a book, yet I don’t see nor hear of him getting a slap down.
    The only core that odious piggy shown participate in is the apple core stuffed in his cavernous gob before the oven door is slammed shut on him!

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    • 70
      willy wonkas golden ticket says:

      He’s fat, northern, Labour and gay. If he was an ethnic too, I’d say he’d won the lottery of life.

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    • 71
      Anonymous says:

      What about Amelia Hill? She keeps getting inside tips on the Police investigation…now remind us of who she’s sleeping with again.

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  27. 65
    Tower Hamlets voter says:

    Chris

    You look so manly in your underpants.
    You haven’t lost any credibility at all.

    And no one thinks you are brass necked twat for continuing to hog the limelight after your disgrace.

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  28. 67
    The BBC love camp shirt lifters says:

    We won’t be reporting this, we like Chris, we like his bum, he’s cute, so piss off tory boys.

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    • 79
      UKIPMAN says:

      Europe is going to hell in a basket and all Guido is worried about is the price of Bryant’s matches.

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      • 132

        We leave to you to bore on about Europe and nothing else.

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        • 139
          Raving Loon says:

          Er, it’s the bigger problem!

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          • UKIPMAN says:

            It’s THE problem. Without the Euro farce and the EU, most of Europe (including the UK) would not be in recession. It is like ignoring the huge part played by Gordon Brown in the screwing up of the British economy. Trivial titbits about local politicians are welcome too but as for Europe (and lets admit it OUR REAL BOSSES now), where is the beef?

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          • Raving Loon says:

            UKIPMAN

            I agree to a certain extent, but I would also include our interventionist foreign policy and the Bank of England as problems that need to be dealt with (ie: ended).

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    hilarious hypocrisy by wanker Gove also overlooked says:

    Wanker Gove blames media for not reporting OECD report praising British headteachers as among best in the world.

    When he spends most of his time rubbishing British headteachers to the media and turns corrupt Ofsted into storm troopers for tory policy.

    He must be getting really worried. Looks like it’s all over for the ConDems.

    ha ha ha ha ha

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  30. 80
    SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

    Dave and Nick’s Relaunch doesn’t go to plan !

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  31. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Correct the headline — MISLED, not MISLEAD.

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  32. 85
    UKIPMAN says:

    Can we have a list please of words that get modded?

    Anything with p*ea in it I am aware of.

    Are words like pr*ice modded as well?

    How bloody stupid.

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  33. 87
    A corrupt BBC/Labour cunt says:

    What sort of retarded, malingering, benefits scrounging. disability defrauding cu’nt votes for this wretch?

    Oh. i answered me own question, innit

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  34. 89
    Forkbender says:

    Guido, it now appears that Cammers and mates will now be able to see statements made to the Leveson Enquiry before they appear, so we may now get the other side attacking on information that maybe wrong which has been said to the enquiry. With so many politicos and jurnos (including their masters) up shortly before the beak there is going to be a lot of information and misinformation doing the rounds, there will be a lot flack flying around

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  35. 101
    the court of public opinion says:

    I assume the Speaker will demand that the dishonourable man apologise to Parliament?

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  36. 109
    law in disrepute says:

    We should have more journos like Kelvin, and less of the establishment lickspittles that infest the media at the moment. Uddin committed a criminal offence, why wasn’t she fucking charged?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2139712/That-s-Lady-crook.html#comments

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    • 126
      SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

      Kelvin McKenzie for PM !

      Do Nowt Dave , Eat Shit and Die !

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    • 128
      Baroness Udin says:

      I played the r-card. This country belongs to us now. We are above the law.

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    • 129
      Anonymous says:

      Newsnight should be doing a journalistic investigation into political corruption. justice or the lack off and the media. I wonder why they’re not.

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    • 157
      Kelvin says:

      I have stumbled across a new word in an online dictionary that I feel we will all be using shortly. It’s Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc-ra-cy) — a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
      Greece and Glasgow immediately come to mind. I’m sure you have your own ideas.

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2139712/That-s-Lady-crook.html#ixzz1uGmyRHD7

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        you know it makes sense says:

        Kelvin,

        I should introduce you to some of my colleagues on our Parish Council. The biggest ineptocrat being the incumbent Tory Dist Cllr, and Joint Deputy Leader of the District authority. Apart from the obvious conflict of interest of being both Parish and District I question is IQ.

        Thankfully the local Tory Assoc for all their failings (and there are many) they don’t want him as a County Cllr as they recognise he is an ineptocrat.

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  37. 121
    SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

    Egg Milliband on sky
    “tax the bankers bonus , tax the bankers bonus zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Change the fuckin record Wallace !

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    • 149
      Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      Remind me of how many times they spent this already? Why didn’t the mong tax the banker for the first 12 years of Nu Liebore then?

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      • 164
        Raving Loon says:

        More importantly, why did they run a budget defecit every year they were in office, even during the boom times, so they didn’t have a reserve fund to lauch the Keynesian-style government spending splurge they desperately want?

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    • 152
      anonymous says:

      much better to withdraw essential services, lower benefit and pension rates, kill old people and leave the young homeless without jobs or income and let the country slide into penuary – those bankers need as much of our money as they can get

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  38. 122
    Legal Crook says:

    Can’t see the bit where Leverson has withdrawn the privilege.

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  39. 127
    Books that will never see the light of day says:

    Dial L for Legit Expenses
    Dial S for Sincerity
    Dial H for Honesty
    Dial T for Trust

    Dave’s big book of conservative values
    Nick’s big book of unmoving ideology
    Labour’s big book of policies

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  40. 137
    Spank Sinatra says:

    I doubt whether there will be the slightest sign of contrition on his part. Just another waste of political space.

    Heard Flanders this morning on Today programme telling us that the markets had factored in Hollande’s victory and unlikely that there would be any wobbles as a result. Just looked at the CAC 40, – down 1.9% and still falling. Well done Stefanie. By the way, today is Tuesday.

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    • 143
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I heard that. “he won’t really be spending any more money” sort of stuff.

      Apart from that long list of expensive things. Such as moving retirement age back to 60. I wonder if they’ll revive SeaFrance from the watery grave it deserved. There will be no end of people wanting “government” money.

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      • 169
        UKIPMAN says:

        And dont ignore French bond yields as the BBC will.

        http://news.malaysia.msn.com/business/article.aspx?cp-documentid=6276922

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      • 174
        Give Labour your vote and let them finish the job of bankrupting the country says:

        The French have voted for economic armageddon(Labour over here abetted by BBC cheers on each promised spending on the public sector by Hollande telling us this is the way forward for UK…correct the way forward to bankruptcy)..Hollande cannot deliver on his promises firstly Merkel won’t let him and secondly the markets will crucify him.

        Meanwhile in Athens the Greeks are only a fraction away from civil insurrection and anarchy. They’ll be out of the euro by July

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    • 165
      UKIPMAN says:

      Have you seen the Euro? The pound is now at 1.24 to the euro. A one year high.

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    • 178
      annette curton says:

      Economist Guest 1… If you keep on borrowing money you are just kicking the can down the road.
      Economist Genius Guest 2… They can borrow more from the EFA.
      Question: Who does the EFA borrow its money off.
      Answer: The EU which is already bankrupt. Well that’s put my mind at rest then, makes perfect sense.

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  41. 138
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron apologises to the country for being a twat, a rich, multi-millionaire who expects everybody else to live through ‘austerity’ except himself ….. NOT

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  42. 141
    See the light says:

    Why does nobody ask where Baroness Uddin got the £125,000 to repay her fiddled expenses?

    If she can raise the money does she need to live in a Housing Association property?

    In fact why isn’t she in jail?

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  43. 147
    Anonymous says:

    Quite interesting to hear the Radio 5 phone in. Dopey cow from Greece was saying that they want to stay IN the Euro but don’t want to comply with all the requirements of being in it!!!!!!

    So basically they want to carry on retiring on 125% of their salary at 30 and avoiding taxes whilst the northern European countries pay for it.

    I have no sympathy for the Greek, any halfwit mong (like say Gordon Brown) can work out that the only way to save their country is to go back to their own currency and make it dirt cheap to take a holiday there, it means working to 67 and paying your taxes.

    Thing is Merkel will go along with it because whilst shit holes like the PIGS stay in the Euro it keeps Germans cars cheap for exports.

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    • 219
      Marion the cat says:

      Spot on, the German advantage of the pastiche exchange rate needs to be understood as it influences all their actions and statements.

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  44. 156
    Elgin's lost his Marbles says:

    Bill of Rights, proceedings in Parliament ought not to be impeached in any place outside of Parliament. The only sensible thing to do is deny Peers and MP any privileged access, as nothing can be done if they use it in Parliament.

    If Leveson has used his position in respect of proceedings in Parliament is not he and the inquiry in contempt of the House of Commons?

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  45. 159
    Anonymous says:

    Iain Duncan Smith – Centre for Social Justice – OXYMORON

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  46. 161
    PC ( double entendre ) says:

    Black Book has change to Red Book.

    No thought for Red Indians though.

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  47. 171
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    “He has demonstrated that he simply can’t be trusted to keep his word.”

    He can’t be trusted to keep his clothes on, that’s for sure.

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  48. 172

    “He has demonstrated that he simply can’t be trusted to keep his word.”

    Please can you name any MP that can be trusted to keep his or her word? I would think you might find that kind of list very very short.

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    • 175
      Uddin of Ethnic's Housing Association Landlord says:

      Even less stand by their cast iron guarantees

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      • 183
        Call me Dave says:

        All my guarantee’s are faux Cast Iron.
        Go on smart @rse name one that isn’t

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  49. 176
    Headline watcher says:

    Misled.

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  50. 184
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Big Ed, sack him, sack him, sack him now….mind you if you whip him, he might like that more…

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  51. 188
    Fatùrd Watson says:

    Fatùrd trousered a huge amount of money from this whole charade. Dial M for Money grubbing!

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  52. 190
    MajorFrustration says:

    The more and more you hear and see of our political class – and that includes all the parties – the more you realise what a crowd of shits they are.

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  53. 191
    Jimmy says:

    You think trustworthiness is a criterion for being a core participant?

    Have you been following this?

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  54. 195
    i fucking hate the bbc says:

    Chris Bryant is what is known as a COTHO

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  55. 198
    I fucking hate the bbc says:

    A Ebcotho

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  56. 202
    Cassandra late of the Sunday Pictorial says:

    No decent stories here Guido old boy .

    Get something tasty on the front burner please.

    Otherwise if you continue in this vein even me and my old muckers Ken Jones and Peter Wilson on the sports pages of the Pictorial some 50 years ago would have probably put up a better show !!

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  57. 217
    the advanced stages of CiF says:

    Bryant has hacked Leveson. Time for an enquiry perhaps?

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  58. 218
    Chrs Bryant says:

    I’m very very sorry. I got my knickers in a twist.

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  59. 226
    keredybretsa says:

    He simply can’t be trusted to keep his word. But that sentence must cover most of the Dishonourables sitting in Westminster!

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