September 17th, 2012

Another Consolation Prize for Sacked Tory (Male)

Yet another Tory sacked at the reshuffle has had the blow softened with a fancy title and financial reward. James Duddridge, until recently a whip, will be the next Chair of the Regulatory Reform Committee. The  tedium of the role is compensated with a nice £14,582 salary top up.

It used to be that when you got sacked you got nothing in return.

It seems that rule only applies to women now.


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    all in it together eh?

  2. 2
    Some Twat up North says:

    Is anyone really surprised?

  3. 3
    Dibble says:

    No need for any reform!

  4. 4
    Apathy says:

    I really don’t care anymore Guido.

  5. 5
    Some Twat up North says:

    Oops that will be plus expenses of course!

  6. 6
    jgm2 says:

    If sacking meant you got nothing in return then it’ll be news to Kinnock whose reward for losing the 1992 election was a lifetime of gravy for him, his missus and their kids. Likewise Chris Patton. Likewise Speaker Martin. Likewise John Prescott. And so on and so forth.

    In politics failure is richly rewarded.

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    But chaps have families to support and whatnot

  8. 8
    Location Location Location says:

    It is 40 Miles for a Crow to fly from Gloucester to Birmingham.
    It is 188 miles for a crow to fly from Gloucester to Penzance.

    Why does the BBC consider Gloucester to be in the South West and not The Midlands?

  9. 9
    David Sullivan says:

    I could swear he has that porn mag covered with a copy of the 2010 Budget book.

  10. 10
    David Sullivan says:

    I wonder what p o r n mag he is covering with a copy of the 2010 Budget Book in that picture?

  11. 11
    Loungelizard says:

    Same for the not so Civil Service, NHS etc etc.

  12. 12
    Some Twat up North says:

    And the odd duck house, don’t forget the duck house!

  13. 13
    Rat's arse says:

    Right on the nose jgm2…….. unfortunately.

  14. 14
    Forkbender says:

    “Chair of the Regulatory Reform Committee”, is it another non-job, a regulator to regulate a load of other Quangos, thought these regulatory bodies were under the control of the relevant minister.

  15. 15
    BBC = fuckwits says:

    The BBC think Liverpool is in the northwest whereas it’s only as far north as Market Rasen and Gainsborough. This mightily pisses off people who live in the real northwest, i.e. the Lake District.

  16. 16 says:

    Isn’t Baroness Warsi a woman? Or is the Senior Minister for F&C affairs unpaid?

    And we are talking about the public sector, where rewards for failure are hardly unusual.

  17. 17
    Rat's arse says:

    Not to mention the 87p bath plug S.T.U.N. I think that was the height of “stuff the electorate” by Five bellies Smith.

  18. 18
    Forkbender says:

    And don’t forget one’s moats

  19. 19
    Gravy Train Time says:

    No doubt he will be able to go on all expenses jollies to all the best countries in the world with a job description like that.

  20. 20
  21. 21
    Geographically-challenged BBC says:

    North of Banbury, FFS. How can that be southwest?

  22. 22
    Another Anonymous says:

    ….and those non-existent mortgages don’t come cheap either.

  23. 23
    Is it cos' my aerial needs re-positioning ??? says:

    Good question and WHY do you get local BBC News…”BBC South West” on the local transmitter and not “BBC Midlands To-day” when the latter refers to news in Gloucestershire/Hereford & Worcester and the former refers to news in Penzance ?

  24. 24
    jgm2 says:

    I can well imagine. Who would want to be lumped in with Liverpool.

  25. 25
    The BBC who thinks Salford Quays is so far north that they pay cold weather payments to London Staff says:

    The BBC of course transmits “Look North To-day” to Lake District…this is very useful for all those Cumbrians who want to know what is occurring in Newcastle and Gateshead rather than Keswick or Windermere…..

  26. 26
    Actuary says:

    Don’t forget the rhodium-plated pensions!

    Odd how little Francis Maude talks about rhodium-plated pensions

  27. 27
    Penis MacShane says:

    …and tampons!

  28. 28
    Some Twat up North says:

    Oh lest we forget the PORN, please lets not forget the porn!!!

  29. 29
    Some Twat up North says:

    Could it be cos they is Black?

  30. 30
    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Cartography Service says:

    The distorted view of UK geography by the Londonocentric media fairly calls for a parody along the lines of the famous cover cartoon spoofing the US media’s tenuous grasp of American geography:

  31. 31
    Sir Humphrey says:

    It’s a division of the department of Administrative Affairs, and very very Important.

  32. 32
    Forkbender says:

    Penis MacShane, well that will not affect you then

  33. 33
    Forkbender says:

    It might be something to do with the Duchy of Lancaster and the old Duchy of York

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