July 27th, 2012

Prezza’s Conspiracy Theory Unravels

Guido has a sore head from Political Scrapbook’s drinks last night. As revenge he has some bad news for them. They thought they were on to a winner earlier this week with a story claiming that John Prescott was the victim of a vicious Tory smear campaign. It was claimed that a series of questions over Prezza’s use of public credit cards were placed in MPs’ names without their knowledge. However, the Table Office have now conceded that the entire mess was down to a simple admin error by them, as the Tories insisted all along:

Dear Mr Elphicke,

I can confirm that the questions were wrongly recorded as being in the name of Sir Alan Beith due to an administrative error in this office. We took steps to correct this shortly after they were tabled, when we realised the error had been made. Unfortunately, when the questions were answered, some were returned under the original wrong name of Sir Alan Beith, which overwrote our correction. We have since corrected this again and I have just checked the Parliamentary records and confirmed that they all now appear correctly in your name.

I am very sorry for this error and the inconvenience it has caused you  please do get in touch if there is anything further we can do to assist.

Best wishes,

Sue Griffiths

Clerk, Table Office

House of Commons

Oh well…


13 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    He needs to be put out to graze.

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  2. 2
    Charles Flaccidwidger says:

    Blimey, Prezza got it wrong. What a surprise…..

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  3. 3
    jgm2 says:

    Typical bedwetter strategy. Simply asking the question is a ‘smear’ or a ‘conspiracy’.

    Which neatly diverts attention away from the actual question. Or the answer.

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  4. 4
    What the fuck's the point of Media Guido, FFS ?? says:

    Blimey! The world you lot inhabit sounds like one big non-stop party, full of burst-your-bladder hilarity and high jinx. Not.

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    • 10
      Fuck Nose says:

      Expansion, with the view to dominating the electro-magnetic emissions that, as I type, are winging their way towards some intelligent, far-distant life form?

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  5. 6

    Note that a Sue turns up again. Looks like there’s a National Conspiracy of Susans dedicated to showing the Nation what complete bell-ends the Labour dino-stocracy are.

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  6. 8
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Would those be the credit cards the dodgy use of which prompted an investigation, after which it was determined His Lardship was a “victim of credit-card cloning”? I suppose one good whitewash deserved another, especially where Prezza’s concerned. Just sweep it under the rug, it wasn’t really important anyway, right?

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  7. 11
    Croquet Monsieur says:

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence

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  8. 12
    Andy Coulson's monkey says:

    Its a good job no one altered a permanent secretary’s letter before it was sent.

    Oh hang on. Some one did. Wonder if it was a spad.

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  9. 13
    Tracey Mount-Temple says:

    He’ll always come out on top like he did wiv me – lol.

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Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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