August 17th, 2012

Labour MP’s Meow Son Skips Court

A Labour MP’s son charged with selling legal highs has failed to turn up at court…because he was on holiday. Sean Ellman, the son of Liverpool MP Louise Ellman, was supposed to appear in the dock yesterday but his barrister told the court he was abroad with his “respectable family“.

The irony was not lost on the judge, who described the excuse as “utterly unacceptable“.



  1. 1
    The Labour Party says:

    Arrest them all as they are obviously guilty. Oh wait, they’re one of ours?

    • 5
      Tom Fatson says:

      I demand a full judicial inqu….Ooops, sorry. He’s one of ours.

    • 6
      misterned says:

      “selling legal highs”

      Since when has selling a legal product been illegal? WTF?

      • 10 says:

        Exactly what I was thinking.

      • 13 says:

        “The son of a Liverpool MP was arrested by police after raids on his chain of shops selling legal and allegedly illegal highs.

        Sean Ellman, 38, son of Riverside MP Louise, was one of three directors of the Dr Herman chain of stores held after an operation targeting the supply of banned mephedrone, also known as Meow-Meow, M-Cat or Bubble.

        Eight people were arrested as police raided six different addresses, including Mr Ellman’s home.

        The drug was sold legally as powdered plant food until April when it was categorised as a Class B substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act.”

      • 18
        SP4BS says:

        “On 7 April 2010, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2010 was passed by parliament, making mephedrone and other substituted cathinones, Class B drugs from 16 April 2010.”

        Since then.

        Is this Guido II again and his legendary word skills, or did the sun call it “legal highs”. Note: newspapers sometimes don’t know the difference between mephedrone and methadone.

        • 21
          SP4BS says:

          Well sorry-ish to any guido that might have written the story. The newspapers do indeed say “legal high”, but frankly this is just another case of newsfeeds going through outlets as it were a mixture of sweetcorn and castor oil. Flies out the other end unchanged.

          • says:

            I think we can forgive Guido this time as he is probably lying on a beach in Thailand being pampered by lady-boys.

      • 23
        The Detail says:

        It’s a prosecution by trading standards for selling chemicals without the correct hazard warnings. We ain’t talking about some yoof here but a 40 year old director of a chain of shops which sells this stuff and this is a culmination of many warnings.

        • 59
          Ivan Agenda says:

          40 year old drug dealer on holiday with his left wing Liverpool MP mum.
          Touchy feely anyone?
          No? – thought not.

      • 60
        Who voted for Shami?? says:

        This drug has been illegal since September 2010.. That’s right.. I have nothing better to do on a Saturday night than engage in blog based pedantry..

    • 12
      AC1 says:

      “charged with selling legal highs”

      So it’s illegal to do legal things?!?

      Can’t the establishment ban more dangerous things like horseriding first?

  2. 2
    Sniper says:

    Two legs better.

    Upstart judicial system. I thought Tony had fixed them?

  3. 3
    Damn says:

    “charged with selling legal highs”

    Umm, can anyone else confused by that statement?

    Clue’s in the word “legal”

    • 58
      Forkbender says:

      Were these things legal at those “warehouse parties” Guido used to run way back.

  4. 4

    How can Labour sell highs?

  5. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Never mind that, let’s have more of Foetus making a prat of himself and Britain over persecuting a whistleblower.

    • 9
      Arthur ASCII says:

      Or perhaps someone who thinks it’s OK to shag sleeping strangers?

      • 28
        Pablo says:


      • 43
        Anonymous says:

        That accusation was already dismissed by the judge/s as nonsense. In any case, Swedish Police frequently travel abroad for interviews, very strange they suddenly won’t…
        Meanwhile, war criminals of various countries have immunity from prosecution and walk UK streets freely.

      • 44
        Hey Lordy, pick a bale of cotton. says:

        With his mad ytes, it’s probably the only way he could get his end away.

  6. 8
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, he’s on the run now! A scouse Labour drug dealer? That’s what I call representing your community. Does he wear a shell suit?

    Labour often have links to drug dealers. I remember Will Straw, son of Jack, was flushed out after being caught red-handed selling drugs to an undercover reporter.

  7. 11
    Sarah says:

    Is the war criminal Jack Straw been charged yet?

    Can we expect him to seek asylum in a London Embassy soon?

    Was his son involved in some dodgy business?

    Labour = criminals.

  8. 14
    Bugler Bert says:

    The bleeding obvious is the question “How can a HIGH be allowed to be called legal”? Or is that a classic Blairsim [remember, his wife is a member of the most avaricious profession on the planet.........]

    • 19 says:

      You can get a ‘high’ from coffee and chocolate.

      • 46
        Hey Lordy, pick a bale of cotton. says:

        I would like to be able to get a high.(Or even a modest half-high, although a naked Vicky P. might work))

    • 24
      SP4BS says:

      It was legal. But then “they” banned anything that might look a teensy weensy bit like a drug in its chemical structure.

      Politicians reacted very badly and very quickly to news stories that were very inaccurate.

      So don’t worry. anything remotely similar to an illegal drug will get banned straight away, especially when judged in the court of the sun.

  9. 20
    p says:

    Labour respectable!

  10. 27
    Carlos The Jackal Ver 2.0 says:

    Least he wasn’t selling bath salts

  11. 31 says:

    Hopefully Assange will develop appendicitis or some tropical disease and then have to be taken care of in an NHS hospital.

    • 45
      Anonymous says:

      You obviously don’t like people who expose bottomfeeding Politician scum. One of them, are you?

    • 49
      An Englishman says:

      I used to think Assange is a very silly, misguided, dangerous, arrogant prat. However, the disgraceful attempt to stitch him up by the US Govt, with the connivance of Sweden and the UK, has validated his position and his activities. Apparently they’re very frightened of him and want to silence him by dirty tricks. That makes them the bad guys, which means he’s the good one, even if he is still an arrogant prat. Britain should not be joining in the Americans’ vicious attempt to silence him.

      And what’s Assange got to do with a Labour MP’s family thinking they’re above the law?

  12. 32
    Ecuadorian Embassy says:

    There are numerous vacancies at our Embassy.

    We extend a warm welcome to all comers,irrespective of colour,religion,race,creed or political persuasion.

    Come and join us,Sean Ellman.

  13. 34
    Moussa Koussa says:

    William Hague made clear that “no deal had been struck to offer him immunity from British or international justice”… Is he referring to Julian Assange or Libya’s Moussa Koussa .

    Errrrr …. William Vague’s comment regarding Moussa Koussa March 2011.

    Within months of this statement Moussa was by the pool in his hotel having been given safe passage to Qatar.

  14. 38
    Steve Miliband says:

    On holiday with mummsy ad daddsy. How quaint.

  15. 41
    Andrew says:

    The words which vomer to mind are “warrant not backed for bail”.

  16. 42
    Andrew says:

    That should have been “come to mind”.

    • 50
      An Englishman says:

      But vomer’s a good onomatopoeic word! Hints of nauseating thoughts spewed into the consciousness unbidden, unwanted and unliked. Thoughts of Toynbee, Penny, Harman, Brown, Balls and both the Blairs vomer to mind.

      • 55
        Andrew says:

        I keep thoughts of those persons out of my mind as far as I possibly can!

        • 57
          An Englishman says:

          And I keep the contents of my stomach out of the bucket as much as possible, too, but sometimes you just can’t stop yourself voming.

  17. 51
    Judge Jefferys says:

    Hang him

  18. 52
    D Cameron says:

    Typical Labour

  19. 54
    Dave says:

    “with his “respectable family” not the one with the labour MP then

  20. 56
    Disco Biscuit says:

    How can you be prosecuted for selling legal highs?

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