August 3rd, 2012

Miliband Adviser Saves Violent Rioter From Prison

Regular readers will remember how violent thug Bryn Phillips was defeated in his attempt to win a seat on the City of London Corporation council last week. Yesterday he was sentenced to community service and compulsory weekly psychiatric sessions for his role in the London riots last summer. While Guido was disappointed that the cop-assaulting burglar wasn’t sent down, the judge revealed some very interesting mitigating circumstances during his sentencing.

Not only did Phillips hide behind mental issues, but the judge warned that he would have jailed the pint-sized hippy hooligan for 20 months had he not received a glowing character reference from a senior political figure: one Maurice Glasman. Ed Miliband’s one time guru saving a rioting criminal from prison – Guido wonders what the Shadow Home Secretary makes of that…


62 Comments

  1. 1
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Labour, the looter’s friend

    • 6
      UKIP.i.am says:

      Labour – tough on crime. Yeah right.

      • 59
        Peter Grimes says:

        The shadow HS knows one of his own thuggish tribe when he sees him in court.

        Now just imagine if this self-avowed nutter had been a member of the party whose initials are *NP. There would be calls for the re-introduction of hanging!

    • 7

      Labour need him as a headline act before the next election

      It’s for the greater good

    • 14
      Anonymous says:

      Going in a bit strong on a butterfly, aren’t you?

      Save a few kicks for the banker wankers who’ve looted £350bn and more from the British taxpayer.

      • 17
        Labour = Waste says:

        The bankers were enabled by Gordon Brown, the chief looter of the nation, and his odious sidekick Ed Balls. Ed Miliband was also a treasury official who supported this disaster.

        • 35
          incredible bollocks says:

          Labour, 13 years in power and blame the bankers.

        • 36
          Archer Karcher says:

          Ed Miliband let us not forget, also looted the taxpayers for £780 billion under the ruse of his useless Climate Change Act farce.
          Which makes crony billionaires ever richer at the taxpayers expense.
          Not a whimper from the socialist propagandist tools regarding that particular legalised theft under Labour either.

          • craven cowards says:

            Why the silence on this from those MPs who know man-made global warming is a load of fucking balls?

    • 19
      Popeye says:

      He’s destined for great things….as a union thug, sorry, enforcer. Then on to the Commons as a whip, maybe?

      • 46
        Handycock Capo di Capo Soviet Republic of Portsmouth says:

        Obviously following the model of my career, good luck for your future political career Bryn. My good friend Vladimir also sends his best wishes from the olympic judo contest. Boaz.

    • 56
      Maurie G says:

      You don’t think I write those letters for nothing do you? For a reasonable price I’ll write or say anything you want – just like Ed..

  2. 2
    Epsom Downs says:

    You wouldn’t believe the stories about Maurice Glasman and pint sized rent boys

  3. 3
    Broken Bryn says:

    I’m crackers!

  4. 4
    ToonBob... says:

    I am shocked and stunned at this political interference…. not !

  5. 5
    SpAd says:

    Hardly surprising. Slack-jawed criminal layabouts represent a substantial part of Labour’s core vote.

    • 52
      Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

      Not to mention a substantial part of the Parliamentary Labour Party.

  6. 8
    Chris 'they'll be a welcome in the anus' Bryant says:

    Glasman’s a well known connoisseur of the young and vulnerable, much like myself.

  7. 10
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    The Left look after their own.

    • 28
      Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

      And they like violence. Come the revolution, and all that stuff.

  8. 11
    The Soya Milk of Human Kindness says:

    Mercy is an important element of any system of justice worth the name. The guy is mentally ill. Give him a break. If he commits any other offences, however, he should be shown the other side of the law.

  9. 12
    Where has your wife been lately says:

    Always nice to see someone who assaults female photographers and screams obscenity call someone else a violent thug

    • 21
      Chris 'they'll be a welcome in the anus' Bryant says:

      Ha ha – assaults a stupid fat bitch who actively got in the way. Like blaming that cyclist who got run over.

  10. 13
    NelsonsGoodeye says:

    Since when has *compulsory weekly psychiatric sessions * been a part of British justice sentencing?

    • 18
      Picture frame says:

      For quite a long time, actually, in one form or another. There are lots of people who are made to undergo therapies as part of their sentence, for instance to deal with alcohol and other addictions, to make them understand the effects of their behaviour on others, anger management etc.

      What is it you think the rehabilitation aspect of justice involves?

      • 42
        Archer Karcher says:

        Justice?

        In this country there are plenty of laws but precious little justice. Unless of course, you have the right connections.

    • 45
      Trahison des Clercs says:

      Compulsory diversity training, or else.

    • 55
      Sigmund Fraud says:

      It’s something that could be more useful applied to MPs.

  11. 15
    just saying says:

    How wonderful it is to have friends in high places.

  12. 16
    Grim reader says:

    What a poorly thought out sentence by the judge. Lots of people caught up in the riots got harsh sentences so that they would be an example to others. All this is an example of is cronyism at its worst.

    • 23
      More facts please says:

      It is difficult to tell if it is poorly thought out or not from Guido’s summary. We are not told how much community service he has to do or what other conditions have or have not been imposed, such as a fine, overnight curfew or tagging.

      • 26
        On Behalf of Great Leader says:

        … gossip and tittle-tattle, no mention of facts.

        • 32
          More facts please says:

          I love gossip and tittle tattle, but when we are invited to agree that a sentence has in come way been inappropriate, it would be helpful to know enough to be be able to judge and join in.

          • More facts please says:

            some

          • The Facts mam, nothing but.. says:

            “Bryn, after co-writing an influential opinion piece in The Guardian on 4 December to mark the 50th day of the Occupy movement, is constantly in touch with both journalists and high-profile politicians regarding his often single-handed efforts to undermine the City Corporation. With friends like Maurice Glasman, a member of the House of Lords and Ed Miliband’s chief policy guru and Jenny Jones, the Green Party’s 2012 London mayoral candidate, his reach as a spokesman spans much further than most of his fellow protesters seem to appreciate, or even realize. I realize that I’m occupying two different worlds here: what amounts to little more than a strained hippie commune above, and a bunker full of classified information below”

          • Ah! Monika says:

            We used to call it homework. Now go out and play.

  13. 24
    Ah! Monika says:

    “What a poorly thought out sentence….

    And they are usually educated in the private sector too!

  14. 34
    Blowing Whistles says:

    One has to ask who the Judge / Magistrate was? – and if Glasman & Co have any connections or hidden dirt on ‘em which came to bear on the proceeding!

    After all they’re all in it together – scratching one another’s backs!

  15. 39
    albacore says:

    But Ed’s mob has got to retain street cred
    So what, if recruits are cracked in the head?
    Sanity in voters for the LibLabCon
    Is a constant marvel to be gazed upon

  16. 41
    bergen says:

    I’m loooking forward to the report of this interesting story on the BBC.

  17. 44
    Ah! Monika says:

    BBC, now skin-colour-matching the microphones.

  18. 47
    Anonymous says:

    since when was stupidity classed as a disability?

  19. 50
    Reginald Kray says:

    I’d just like to say that bruvva Ron and me ‘eartily approve of Mr Phillips and his meffods, in that we believe that a certain amount of putting one’s money where one’s mouff is, as far as following up on “talking big,” ya might say, is a policy wot stood me and me twin in good stead for many years. Gotta show ‘em ya mean business, innit? Can’t just run yer gob, ya gotta resort to ovva means of persuasion when the situation calls for it; a bit of the old ultra-violence nevvah goes amiss. Bruvva Ron and me wish Mr Phillips good luck in his future endeavours.

  20. 51
    ed martin says:

    the photographs resemble the Krays

  21. 53
    Bollockchops says:

    Government of the scumbags, by the scumbags, for the scumbags…

  22. 54
    keredybretsa says:

    Call him a Guru….I call it a liberty!!!

  23. 61
    Jimmy says:

    Are there non-violent rioters?

  24. 62
    Mad frankies older sister says:

    Always look below the surface. Why did he o this? What is the relationship?


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“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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