July 25th, 2012

Expenses Cheat Hanningfield Hiring on Penal Reform

Lord Hanningfield, the peer sent down for expenses fraud last year, is advertising for a researcher. According to W4MP:

Lord Hanningfield is keen to use his recent experiences and position in the House of Lords to highlight the need for penal reform and a greater understanding and acceptance of mental health issues. To do this he is looking for an exceptional individual to assist him“.

And people are opposing Lords reform for what reason exactly?

Via @MuscularLiberal.

110 Comments

  1. 1
    Diane abbott MP says:

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    • 4
      HandyCock says:

      Hello?

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    • 11
      Roscoe Rules says:

      How will little white Christian girls feel about having to be ‘knickerchecked’ Diana?

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    • 15
      The Labour Parteh says:

      Oh my God, she’s gone native! Coming out against FGM? Western Cultural Imperialism at its worst!

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    • 25
      Pete Burns says:

      Have you been circumcised Dianne?

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      • 30
        Only 18 days to go before the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

        You can knickercheck her if you like, I’ll pass.

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    • 35
      There's thick and there's thick. says:

      I take it that Ed has surrounded himself with the people that he has, is an attempt to make himself look good.

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    • 95
      The Shadow Minister Knows says:

      The comedy team of Diane Abbott and Lou Costello:

      Abbott: “Being ‘knickerchecked’…is infinitely preferable to FGM”
      Costello: Does that mean all girls of all ages from Africa and Mus*lim countries hafta get their privates looked at, Abbott?
      Abbott: What are you, a pervert or something? You looking forward to that?
      Costello: I got a little niece, ya know, and she ain’t from Africa or any of those other countries and I’m sure she ain’t operated on down there, so why would you want to look at her? Do you wanna?
      Abbott: Why should we take your word for it?
      Costello: Why would I lie?
      Abbott: That’s what they all say!
      Costello: Who are “they”? And if you tell me Who’s on first, I’ll brain ya!
      Abbott: The kind of people that cut up their daughters.
      Costello: So, in order to catch these people, you’re going to check out all bl*ack and Southwest Asian and North African girls? Even preteens?
      Abbott: We can’t limit it like that– that would be prejudiced!
      Costello: You’re making about as much sense as you usually do with all your other BS, but I’m sure you’ll con SOME people, like you do often enough to me!

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    • 103
      keith says:

      could somebody translate all this

      i m not up with cyberspeak

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  2. 2
    We need to know! says:

    He should be taken outside and shot in front of his comrades!

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Exceptional = Free?

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  4. 5
    2+2= 8 says:

    “And people are opposing Lords reform for what reason exactly?”

    Yes, lets have another commons with 15 year single terms because that will make them accountable to….. er……..

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  5. 6
    Sally Bercow says:

    I am a bit of an expert on Penal reform

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  6. 7
    M'Lord says:

    “…highlight the need for penal reform…”

    i.e. troughing peers should be allowed to get away with it.

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  7. 8
    just me says:

    Crooks and ex cons in the house of lords

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  8. 10
    Only 18 days to go until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

    “keen to use his recent experiences and position in the House of Lords to highlight the need for penal reform and a greater understanding and acceptance of mental health issues”

    Aren’t there already charities (SANE springs to mind) that already address those very issues?

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  9. 12
    RK says:

    You can almost hear him pitching for bookings on the Today programme.

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  10. 14
    Nicola Clubb says:

    big question, shall i go for it.

    mmm, i doubt very much i will even get an interview, but the entire damn system needs a fresh look at which i think i have the ability and understanding to do.

    The only problem is i am a shemale, with none of the experience required, with very way out there views on the entire political system (I write novels which include political, but they show fixes to the problems i see and read about)

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  11. 16
    Engineer says:

    Hanningfield should have a chat with Jonathan Aitken on how to go about it with a bit more dignity.

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  12. 18
    *waves* says:

    *smiles*

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  13. 21
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    >his recent experiences

    I’m luvvin it!

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  14. 24
    HRH Phil says:

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  15. 39
    Moussa Koussa says:

    You are a bore Guido

    STILL nothing about 1922 Committee spanner MP Graham Brady’s wife. Who is paid 45K pa to open her MP husbands post. All from expenses

    And STILL nothing about Priti Patel MP ridiculous car hire expenses, which she claims to travel to work at Westminster.

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    • 42
      Priti Patel says:

      errrrrrrrrrrr

      and Priti Patel, and Priti Patel, and Priti Patel, and Priti Patel, and Priti Patel

      ad nausea um

      !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Kettle, pot, black

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      • 68
        Moussa Koussa says:

        LOL. Stop nicking £180 per day from the tax payer. Car hire for a round trip of 90 miles from home to westminster. Get a train £16 return, or use you own car.

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        • 105
          Owain Glyndwr says:

          Suggest a nice holiday, I’m sure your mummy andd daddy will pay for it

          The Dignitas clinic is in Forch, near Zurich, Switzerland,

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          • A hard PressedTax Payer now Voting UKIP>>>> says:

            Well said Boyo…..wonder if that would be the finish though??

            suppose that depends if there is a full moon or not.,.,,,

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    • 60
      Wotta Tossa says:

      Let’s have a Libor/LibDemon coalition.

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    • 83
      SAS TAT!! says:

      I bore my own self.

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  16. 40

    Ministers back 10 per cent cut in wind farm aid and say gas is future

    1. That percentage figure should have another zero on the end and
    2. Gas is the present, they produce record volumes of it.

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    • 43
      Call me Dave says:

      WTF !!!

      I thought you said gay is the future

      OLL!

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    • 46
      M'Lord says:

      “They” include Russia, who are blackmailing crooks who would love to hold us to ransom over gas.

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      • 49
        Engineer says:

        The shale gas reserves are not in Russia, and the bulk of our imported gas comes from Bahrain and Norway. None currently from Russia.

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        • 87
          Yeah, right... says:

          Quite a bit from Qatar too, last I heard.

          Luckily, that supply is secure because Qatar is a stable, liberal democracy located in a part of the world which is unlikely to suffer any geopolitical shocks to the ability to supply said gas.

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      • 58

        I was talking of government and parliament. And some fell on stony ground. Never mind.

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        • 71
          Engineer says:

          Regrettably, experiments have shown that government gas contains a very high proportion of hot air, and very little fuel potential. It’s best use is probably the filling of hot air balloons (which, given that the source is a large number of windbags, may not be entirely surprising).

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  17. 41
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Careful now Guido fodder.

    The Tory Blogg Twitter Police have gone into over drive today.

    Dont worry, if I see anything even mildy inappropriate, I will inform them on your behalf >>>>LOL

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  18. 45
    Gordon F.McMental says:

    I fully support all types of annal reform

    & have always been that way since the

    first time I was entered with my hair shirt

    on…..

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  19. 50
    Really Concerned UK Citizen says:

    Any News on the Health of HM & HRH ?

    since they were inflicted with that room full of

    deviants yesterday for Lunch

    Just hope that HM wore her gloves all of the time

    & they brought there own food taster…..

    There are lot of really queer folk around

    especially in Government since 1997

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  20. 51
    What do you expect from the left (BBC)... says:

    What an awful person – absolutely no shame as he continues to steal money from the taxpayer. Do they have NO morals at all.

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    • 53
      O lordy lordy says:

      Actually in this case I believe he has done no worse than the others. His crime was getting caught.

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    • 92
      Anonymous says:

      I think you mean twat- thats why at the very least we need some reform of the House of Old Fiddlers

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  21. 57
    Tiptop says:

    It’s amazing how fiddling bastards see the light once they have spent a bit of time under lock and key

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  22. 64

    I have a plan for growth.
    set the construction workers to build a giant wooden horse costing 30 billion pounds.

    It may sound nuts, but Gordon did it in 2007. Only he called it the Olympic village.
    And the horse will probably last longer.

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      • 102

        For £30bn I expect it to be able to pole vault.
        This is a money spinner.

        People have been queuing in the rain waiting for a glimpse of a bus carrying a lit ronson wrapped in a cone of chip paper to go past.

        When we tell them there’s going to be a 1/2 mile long horse towed around the country they’ll go into ecstasy.

        “Get your wooden horse shit- just £30 a bucket..can be used to light fires” [subject to various H&S, town and country and clean air acts and global warming emission targets.}

        See the wooden horse! Roll up, roll up. and get your photo taken with Ed Miliband. The wooden boy who sort of came to life. £10 a snap.
        + see the former prime minister in the tent on his wooden horse. £25 for front row- After ten pm its the X-rated version. No kids.

        Roll up , roll up. for the greatest show on earth
        Featuring opening ceremony by TV’s Danny Dyer!

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    • 70
      Sir William Waad says:

      I wouldn’t mind Ozzy not having a Plan B for economic growth, if only he had a Plan A.

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    • 73
      Reality Check says:

      When the games is done. I’ve a feeling the shit will hit the fan.

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    • 74
      Tony Bliar resplendant in his white robes says:

      We need another Millennium Dome or ten to save us.

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    • 90
      not a machine says:

      Sort of Bill Quango except said wooden horse was made at signing of maastricht and its costing us £50mn a day and increasing , army inside it was composed of socialists desguised as fund distributers

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  23. 66
    Sir William Waad says:

    No mention of a salary, I see. Typical freeloading plastic peer!

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  24. 72
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Steady now Guido fodder.

    The Tory Blogg Twitter Police have gone into over drive today.

    Dont worry, if I see anything even mildy inappropriate, I will inform them on your behalf >>>>LOL

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  25. 76
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Cable for No 11

    It just gets better as each day passes

    Gideon is Finished !!!!

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    • 80
      Engineer says:

      Yes, of course, Moussa. We need Ed Balls in charge, borrowing and spending even more.

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      • 91
        Moussa Koussa says:

        You really have fallen for the Debt reduction ONLY stance prescribed by Dave and Co.

        Good Luck

        You’re gonna need it

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    • 81
      Chloe Smith says:

      Bummer.

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    • 82
      Tony Bliar resplendant in his white robes says:

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    • 89
      As of May 2015.. says:

      Just imagine – Prime Minister Miliband, Deputy Prime Minister Cable. Chancellor Balls.

      Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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      • 98
        Phil Woolas and the Woolas Empire says:

        Don’t worry…our rabbit breeding immigrants will have produced many more hundreds of thousands of Labour voting benefits claimants onto the electoral register to secure a crushing Labour landslide victory at the next GE.

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  26. 79
    not a machine says:

    Meanwhile up in Scotchland , Nichola Sturgeon , reveals herself to be kittylitter woman arch foe of heterosexual order , tripped off so well , legislate but protect nearly all rights (didnt mention registar officials) , that ye be free not to conduct said marriages if they offend your personal religion and here the logic becomes a bit wonkey , personal rights or are they rights of the church…. mmmm , ok next flaw …… surely the only real way to protect peoples rights who disagree with same sex marriage , or perhaps its more offensive hidden meaning that marriage is no longer sacred between a man and a woman in law, rather than just fuzzy loving couple , must be to put it to a referendum , then if people have there say if they think it is right to legislate on a religous matter they can say so and so ensure there rights are protected , if a majority disagree with the few in the legislature then surely the response must be to uphold marriage as it currently means .
    Why change such a commonly and well understood meaning for such a small ammount of ceromonies …..where is there representation in this.
    Hardly being snobbish if people dont desire a religous matter to be changed for a few loving couples who are outside of definition of common arrangements , let alone any relgious belief

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  27. 86
    Moussa Koussa says:

    The list of people Dave and Co have infuriated in past 26 months

    The young
    The old
    The married
    The unmarried
    Single moms
    Single dads
    Police officers
    Nurses
    Army personnel
    Council workers
    Bankers
    Women
    Men
    Children
    Pensioners
    People close to retirement
    Fire officers
    Plumbers
    Electricians
    Taxi Drivers ( especially London )
    Bus Drivers
    Tanker drivers
    Farmers

    I could go on

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  28. 104
    tolpuddle luddite says:

    whatever knickerchecking is i hope that either the knickers are clean or if not then that the hands are dirty

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  29. 106
    IanC says:

    Ref Lord reform and Hanningfield. Hanningfield is a former polico, leader of Essex County Council. The ‘new Lords’ will have 300 Hanningfields, democratically elected. Stuff democracy.

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