September 3rd, 2012

Just like Prezza…
Clegg Confirms He Will Turn Down Peerage

Asked by Dennis Skinner on whether he would accept a seat in the Lords, Nick Clegg at first tried to joke that he would not be very welcome given what he has said about the upper chamber, but was pinned down and confirmed that it would “stick in the throat” for him to accept the honour having apparently campaigned against it all his life. Presumably a nice job in the unelected EU will suit his democratic outlook though…

Clegg did leave himself some wriggle room by  saying he would not accept the seat in an “unreformed House of Lords.” Such caveats never worried Prezza, Clegg’s predecessor as Deputy Prime Minister, though. We’ll hold him to this one…


61 Comments

  1. 1
    Lord of the Pies says:

    Thats right Clegg, do what eye done!

  2. 2
    Snotsicle says:

    Lord LardArse said something similar, before changing his mind.

  3. 3
    Jimmy says:

    I thought he was going to Brussels.

  4. 4
  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    He deserves a hotter place;h*ll perhaps? No,I don’t mean Hull.

  6. 6
    gramma says:

    Another uncorroborated leek.

  7. 7
    Gonk says:

    Dissembling in office, no problem.
    Dissembling out of office, no problem.

  8. 8
    A woman says:

    Kinnock was also vociferous in his opposition to the House of Lords but still took up a seat faster than you could say Labour hypocrite.

  9. 9
    the savant says:

    nah he ll take the ermine .

    the spanish bint will insist coz she ll want to call herself ennobled when she goes home to visit juan carlos

  10. 10
    Mr & Mrs Kinnock says:

    Why would he join the House of Lords… thats where the pesants go. He’s welcome to join us over here at the EU …. we make £10 million a year !

  11. 11
    The Stick says:

    Well she’s married to Juan Kerr.

  12. 12
    Nick Clegg says:

    This speculation is utter bollocks.

    I’m going flat out for the Speakers job,and you heard it here first.

  13. 13

    Dennis Skinner, Nick Clegg and Prezza all in two paragraphs.

    There should have been a warning first…

  14. 14
    GG McGin says:

    Prescott is just a typical socialist

    In reality he has done fuck all for anybody

  15. 15
    Loungelizard says:

    Except himself.

  16. 16
    Neil Kinnock says:

    Anyone who thinks I will go native in Brussels, doesn’t know me and doesn’t know what I am made of.

  17. 17
    Captn P says:

    The only thing you will be holding is the end of his knob.

    Really do you think he even cares what people think? Of course he would take a Lordship. Why not do a Mandy and get over to Brussels clean up and come back as a Lord afterwards.

    If Cleggs lips are moving he is lying, its a speciality of all politicians.

  18. 18
    nellnewman says:

    Of course cleggie does not want a seat in the HoL it would hardly pay for his sons pocket monies.

    Now a commissioners job in the worthless eu – well that’s a different matter – look how wealthy mandy became doing just that!

  19. 19
    Captn P says:

    So you believe that he wasn’t just flat out lying when he said he didn’t want a Lordship?

  20. 20
    annette curton says:

    How many politicians have ever turned down (despite prior protestations) a Peerage?, answers on a postcard please.

  21. 21
    Captn P says:

    Its not about the money, its the access old boy … the access…

  22. 22
    Chris Huhne says:

    Well I certainly have !

  23. 23
    Tomorrow's Chip Wrapper says:

    He didn’t say he would turn down a knighthood though..

  24. 24
    Universal Hiss says:

    Is this like a pledge?

    What a vile person. I hope he is really miserable,has a mysterious itching all over his body & becomes Lord of the Flies.

  25. 25
    annette curton says:

    Too many crooks in the upper chamber for your liking?, or not enough?.

  26. 26
    Dobbie says:

    Do you remember the idea of Lords reform? Over a hundred years and nothing done.

  27. 27
    Lord Lardarse of Hull in the Head says:

    Ehhh yer fooking Tory Toffs…..I’ll ave yer, yer scum suckin Eton Messes…..a knuckle sarnie and well roasted skinning…..yer toast Guido……I’ll eat yer fer breakfast……

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    How will you hold him to it?

  29. 29
    Mr Aloysius Bean says:

    Isn’t Clegg auditioning for a part in The Thickest of It?

  30. 30
    Edinburgh meddling socialist dogshite can jog on says:

    How can he not turn it down.

  31. 31
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    So many snouts in the trough.

  32. 32
    Casanova Clegg says:

    If we believe in anything in the Lib Dems, we believe in fairness. That is why we will oppose the equalisation of constituency sizes.

  33. 33
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    A perfect opportunity if he would only seize it– Nickers can set out to reform the HoL from within! Until then, as that photo shows, it’s “Down on your heels and up on your toes, stay after school and learn how it goes, that’s the way you do the Varsity Drag!”

  34. 34
    Lord Lardarse of Hull in the Head says:

    Now, back to me game of croquat.

  35. 35
    National Socialist says:

    Are you any relation to Alger Hiss?

  36. 36
    annette curton says:

  37. 37
    John Prescott says:

    Quit frankly I am sick of all this gesticulatering about my machinations. It does so happen that I was invitation to the peer by Her Majesty and no amount of malice obfuscating charges that.

    So f*ck off yer big southern jessies!

  38. 38

    I should get a peerage before Clegg. And there are two very good reasons.

    1. I’ve put in my time, loyally, under Margret/Grey-John/the teenage drinking Billy/Dracula/ and erm..who was it again? Silent Ian? and Dave.

    2. Clegg is a complete arse.

  39. 39
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    He’s not to be knighted, he’s too benighted. (Credit to the original poster of that great line– it stuck in my mind!)

    http://order-order.com/2012/09/02/guidos-sunday-column-is-back/#comment-1401523

  40. 40

    John Prescott MP, Kingston upon Hull East

    voted moderately for the policy to

    Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
    1998.

    From public whips records. They’re all online. Worse luck for that big hippo-git Prescott.

  41. 41
    Gordon Brown says:

    In all three leaders debates I came last.

    How shit must I have been not be able to beat Cameron or Clegg at least once?

  42. 42
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’d like to be in the HOC and the Lords at the same time. That way when I’m not turning up I’ll be saving two lots of travel expenses for the nation.

  43. 43
    Realist says:

    It’s an accidental admission that there probably soon won’t be a Brussels for troughers to go to.

  44. 44
    National Socialist says:

    There are few MPs with the integrity of Dennis Skinner.

  45. 45
    National Socialist says:

    He was half-right.

  46. 46

    Dennis Skinner’s speeches, when analysed, rarely contain anything substantive.

  47. 47
    John says:

    So Clegg was expecting to be offered a peerage was he? How utterly offensive this man is.

    Here is a man who has never had a proper job, has lived a gilded life all through his education, married into money before lecturing the rest of us on the importance of meritocracy, fought a bitterly divisive campaign to assume leadership of a party which receives a minority vote and which is now descending down the polls like they’re covered in grease.

    In coalition he has thrown his toys out of the pram on a number of pathetic “wedge” issues, and even when he lost the vote on AV he complained about it. Meanwhile he has U-turned on other key issues including most importantly tuition fees.

    The man is a useless turd, and probably all the LibDumbs deserve. But a peerage? Don’t make me fucking laugh…

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    New EU job? How about Gauleiter for which ever part of Spain his wife comes from…

  49. 49
    John Prescott says:

    Now listen yer cheeky young scamp, I have absolutism confidentiality in Gordon and his integrity. He is a man with bottom and persons of vivid character like you are not deserting of this fine mane.

    You’re just a youngster and at you stage of living, it’s a time for deep and thoughfull reflexing, not this kind of guttering sniper that you youngsters partake in.

  50. 50
    John Prescott says:

    You see, it’s all about the Age of Change. What Gordon is suggesticating is that by having both poisons open to him – the Commons and the Lords – he’ll be able to save double the travelling expense just by not tuning-up.

    This is why Gordon is ritely heralded as the biggest brain in Britain. It’s all about change, the change in your pockets, and this kind of tinkering that we need at the intellect level. But in the end the peoples will decider, and that’s why we need a referendation so that we can vote on it and then put it to the publicans-at-large as part of the Age of Change initiations.

    So stick that in yer pipes and smoke it, young scallywag!

  51. 51
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    The taxpayers of Europe should be so lucky.

  52. 52
    TomCatesby says:

    Come coalition dancing!

  53. 53
    Lee de Forest says:

    Clegg should have a government health warning tattooed on his forehead.

  54. 54
    Lee de Forest says:

    You won this by a mile :

    http://www.slapometer.com/

  55. 55
    Pundit too too says:

    Kinnochio, Lard Prescott and other loony lefties were adamant they would not join the HoL, but hell it is a paid real Holiday there.
    2 jags and homes Pressie said it was to please Pauline (to make up for him screwing his secretary on public property).

  56. 56
    Lord Prezza says:

    ‘course I became a Lord only coz the good lady (and I don’t mean Tracey) wanted it. It don’t mean nothng to me.

  57. 57
    Pauline, the wronged glamorous wifie. says:

    And me after a fashion, the fat lump.

  58. 58
    Big Momma says:

    Its in the contract as being Speaker unfortunately.
    Something that should be changed after the terrible useless Martin and Bercow.

  59. 59
    YorkshireLad says:

    He has to be offered one first…very presumptuous on his part.
    Bet he’d accept the OM though!

  60. 60
    Pentangelis says:

    He’s nothing more than a tap-dancer, so the sooner he is side-lined out of active politics the better. I am however massively averse to either elevation to the Lords or an appointment to the ‘gravy train’. He is patently unworthy of either sop to his vanity.

  61. 61
    Lou Scannon says:

    I recommend his being elevated by shoving a large rocket up his arse.


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