October 19th, 2012

+ + + Sir George Young Returns as Chief Whip + + +


277 Comments

  1. 1
    Tuscan Tony says:

    He must be about as old as a chinese egg. Good luck to the fellow of course.

  2. 2
    OnBenefits says:

    Another toff?

  3. 3
    anonymous says:

    Is he a virgin?.

  4. 4
    Maxwell's Silver Hammer says:

    So much ‘not a pleb’ that he wouldn’t dream of calling anybody one.

  5. 5
    dunstall says:

    A safe pair of hands but two weeks too late

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    “Twelve people have been injured in a series of hit-and-runs in Cardiff which have led to the arrest of a van driver.

    Both adults and children were hurt, and the 31-year-old man is in custody after a number of collisions in the Ely and Leckwith areas.

    Eyewitnesses have said pedestrians were deliberately targeted by someone driving a van in five or six locations.

    The A&E department at the University Hospital of Wales is shut to anyone not involved in the incident.”

    Mitchell was pedestrian once, was he deliberately targetted too?

  7. 7
    Fish says:

    So what if he went to Eton? He’s a good bloke

  8. 8
    illogical says:

    Never in the field of human endeavor concerning reporting media gossip and facts has it been known that Guido and Neo have ever worked past 6.00pm.
    Have the pubs run dry?

  9. 9
    Tooth fairy says:

    “In 1982, Young and his children appeared on a British Rail poster alongside Jimmy Savile[citation needed] to promote new measures to allow people to take their bicycles on trains more easily.” Wiki

    Just saying !

  10. 10
    Bus Stop says:

    A good man. He should have had the job in the first place.

  11. 11
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatest umplre says:

    Cameron sensibly draws the wagons into a tight circle.

    While Guido agitates the circling rabble.

    Guess who’ll win.

  12. 12
    Should be a cracker says:

    Sally Bercow, Bob Crow, Sally Bercow and Anna Soubry on Any Questions now.

  13. 13
    Tuscan Tony says:

    p.s. it’s Etonian not Etonion you drunken slackers!

  14. 14
    moby dick says:

    What happens when the PM runs out of Etonians?

  15. 15
    Should be a cracker says:

    Only one Sally Bercow but there is a Nigel Farage.

  16. 16
    Abraham Lincoln says:

    Government of the Etonians, by the Etonians, for the Etonians.

  17. 17
    The BBC says:

    You don’t see much of Sally Bercow these days, do you?

  18. 18
    Aunty Matter says:

    I notice the pigs federation have been very quiet over a couple of their mongs tasering a blind man.

    And the pigs wonder why the public wouldn’t piss on them if on fire.

    Here’s a tip to the pig forces around the Country. Shut the fuck up and concentrate on catching rapists, murderers, thieves and terrorists.

    Fucking bell ends.

  19. 19
    Rumpy Pumpy says:

  20. 20
    Ken Bruce says:

    Guido is clearly raving to the rather sexy Irish lass Annie Mac on Radio 1.

  21. 21
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Most of the thieves are in the House of Commons.

  22. 22
    Bill D'Sarse says:

    … but call one of them a pleb and they unleash the dogs of war (well a couple of 70’s throwbacks that don’t call themselves a union, we’re a fedration dontchaknow).

  23. 23
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Just wait until Sir George cycles up to Downing Street and waits for the plodsters to open them….

  24. 24
    Alec Douglas-Home says:

    In 1987 Young was banned from driving after being caught drink driving. It was reported that he smashed into a motorway barrier and continued on until stopped by police.

  25. 25
    Madabootcoos says:

    He’ll have to move onto old Harrovians

  26. 26
    Ken Bruce says:

    No he does actually have kids – check out this picture:

    http://twitpic.com/b5ley4

  27. 27
    Anon Voter LMFHO says:

    Unbelievable, as Victor used to say I step out for a couple of hours & the shi*t is

    flying around in all directions……….

    I didn’t realise that so many of the Tof*fs & pseudo To*ffs in & around SW1 all

    seem to be positively effected by the Rodney Trotter syndrome…….

    what a right bunch of fcuking plonkers they all are……………

    All we need now is the Dave & Beccy e-mails to be slipped out……along with

    more details on all of the Rent Swaps……

    But Mr Ed of course will take the immoral high ground with One Nation one

    complete utter balls up by a bunch self serving egotistic righteous thieving

    pimps…..liars….. & leeches…….NEXT one please

  28. 28
    Carlos says:

    The appointment of Sir George Young is one of Call-me-Dave’s better decisions. Sir George is an effective operator and is greatly respected by all sides in Parliament.

    Unlike Gideon Osborne, he wouldn’t dream of trying to defraud Virgin Rail by sitting in a first-class carriage with only a standard-class ticket.

  29. 29
    Mungo says:

    Alec Douglas-Home says … “In 1987 Young was banned from driving after being caught drink driving. It was reported that he smashed into a motorway barrier and continued on until stopped by police.”

    Very insensitive to mention such things in Guido’s presence.

  30. 30
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    I think we’ve too much of her already thank you.

  31. 31
    CEO Sense says:

    Says it all that he doesn’t even know that.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    indeed a good and polite man. he would never behave like Mitchell

  33. 33
    DC says:

    There is always the House of Lords

  34. 34
    CEO Sense says:

    I too am sick of this anti-Eton / ambition / wealth disease that plagues us these days. Does my head in.

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Has Cameron lost control. There is an interesting poster doing its rounds. Look at it.

  36. 36
    John Page says:

    Way more significant than Sir George being an Etonian (so’s Boris, voters evidently don’t care):

    1. He’s someone Dave had just sacked

    2. His style is likely to be the opposite of Thrasher’s

    What do these about turns tell us about Dave’s conviction in his own judgement?

  37. 37
    CEO Sense says:

    The country will truly fall apart.

    Thank heavens that some kids went to decent schools.

  38. 38
    Ted says:

    Lets see if the Police Federation have any dirt on this latest one or maybe there’s a little something in the News International archive ready for a rainy day. I’m sure together they can do the legs of this one if they put their minds to it.

  39. 39
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    Yes, I met him a few years back. A very courteous man.

    I’m not sure he did a great job of the railway privatisation though.

  40. 40
    Tooth fairy says:

    Hat tip????

  41. 41
    Ted says:

    Inst she appearing in this months Whitehouse Magazine.

  42. 42
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Yes, from St. Alkmund’s church – just a condom’s throw away from Grope Lane whose history is as fruity as it sounds.

  43. 43
    The Big Man says:

    So what are you saying? He’d try and hide in the toilet near the buffet car?

  44. 44
    Archibald The Dog says:

    Look sorry to bring a bit of sense to this blog but Sir George is a thoroughly decent chap (I should know as I am a dog) and as previous Leader of the House was superb at batting away Angela Eagle. I can now sleep in peace knowing an adult is again in charge.

  45. 45
    UKIP.i.am says:

    It could have been worse. It could have been that toff Boris.

  46. 46
    Fish says:

    Scroll up FGS

    A primitive version of photoshoping.

  47. 47
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Lets hope he doesn’t need hospital treatment. I am sure there will be some arsehole there with a grudge against the Tories.

  48. 48
    Pleb ticket collector says:

    If you buy a pleb class ticket sir,then you have to travel pleb class.You must be either thick or dishonest . Or is it both?P

  49. 49
    The Public says:

    Nonsense. Angela Eagle and the rest of her ilk were able to operate an evil oppressive regime. He just farted around in the House of Commons like the rest of our ‘ruling class’ while the rest of the country suffered miserably.

  50. 50
    Bike fan says:

    Is that young mitchell in yellow top ?

  51. 51
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Who gives a flying feck if he is a decent chap? What government needs is not decent chaps but people who know what they are doing (other than fiddling their expenses, of which there are many experts). That excludes most MPs.

  52. 52
    Tooth fairy says:

    times logged, simple courtesy n’est pas?

  53. 53
    Pop Psychologist says:

    It says he’s comfortable enough in his own skin not to care what you think

  54. 54
    Tooth fairy says:

    naaa no pink tie

  55. 55
    illogical says:

    No idea.
    Guido has his DUEMA -Don’t unseat ED.Mili.Assoc
    Neo Guido had his DUAMA – Do unseat Andy Mitchell.Assoc
    And people say you cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.

  56. 56
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Never heard of passengers upgrading to first class, have you? You’d think this was the first time in history anyone had ever upgraded their seat. FFS this is getting absurd.

  57. 57
    Blowing Whistles says:

    No – Dog monthly.

  58. 58
    Fiesta says:

    Speakers’ Wives.

  59. 59
    Blowing Whistles says:

    A simpler explanation encompassing thick and dishonest is – oh you must be an MP.

  60. 60
    Hadrian (Emp.) says:

    You only get that which you pay for, minor plebian public schools are poor economy.
    Now, back to rebuilding that Wall to shut out Bravebelly.

  61. 61
    stun says:

    Even pre Photoshop. Cut-outs for all four humans against the train background. FFS, even the bikes are fake

  62. 62
    Guacamole Mandelson says:

    Hello boys

    I’m getting filthy rich with one of my oligarchs and his tame dictator in central asia

    Just to tell you that Mitchell is coming back to join us at Lazards

    No plebs in our neck of the woods if you know what I mean…

  63. 63
    anonymous says:

    Point of order ukip.i.am, but I would say our Governments could do with a few decent chaps, even if they don’t know what they are doing, 1 out of 2 is all we can hope for these days.

  64. 64
    Universal Hiss says:

    & The Bear Steps. Should be bare to fit your grope though.

  65. 65
    not a machine reloaded says:

    I think Lady Penelope will be pleased , well done Parker ….. FAB

  66. 66
    Joey Jones says:

    Why do these Hunts resign on a Friday night FFS?

    I had a cracking bird lined up to give a good piping tonight.

    Supposed I’ll have to stick it in Anna Botting in the stationery cupboard again.

    Ahhh well.

  67. 67

    What do you expect on order-order? Class?

  68. 68
    nellnewman says:

    Old as a Chinese Egg! Love it! Hopefully he has some ancient chinese wisdom then!! because politicians since the days of bliar have frankly been Idiots!!

  69. 69
    lying pigs f says:

    I hope this is the final coda to a very boring comic opera.

  70. 70
    curious says:

    George Young?…..oh yes! he forced through the railway privatisation..pity really as Osborne could have announced ‘I own it…f”k off!)

  71. 71
    anonymous says:

    Blimey!, that reminds me, whatever happened to Sarumen of British politics?, The Hobbit coming out soon.

  72. 72
    not a machine reloaded says:

    In the grail cup dilemma , the PM has choosen wisely

  73. 73
    nellnewman says:

    Young is a safe pair of hands. Decent . Hardworking. I really couldn’t give a toss if he’s Eton!

    Would we rather have prezza? or someone of his ilk?!!!

  74. 74
    Lord Anji Boulton says:

    I prefer Sophy Ridge when I am on duty…

  75. 75
    nellnewman says:

    Bliar tonight is dining with that Kagame chap to discuss how to get £millions out of the UK to wage wars in Africa and plump up his trust funds!

    gordon is dining with that EU foreign minister person he appointed to discuss how to get monies out of eu for that gordon and sarah charity thingie that’s funding his lifestyle.

    Lovely people these labour troughers!

  76. 76
    genghiz the kahn says:

    http://www.sirgeorgeyoung.org.uk/pages/biog3.htm

    A very courageous decision minister, if I may say so.

  77. 77
    not a machine reloaded says:

    Now now just because Tom Smith , is Andrew Marr stunt double …..

    New Anna on sky papers is pretty smart , but previous Anna made Pearce and Mcguire show most fun paper review going .

    Clearly youve not seen Pippa in breakfast at tiffanys ,look …..

  78. 78
    not a machine reloaded says:

    My thoughts exactly Nell

  79. 79
    Fish says:

    Je suis désolé

  80. 80
    nothingsfixed says:

    Is this the same Sir George Young that once said “the homeless are what you step over when you come out of the opera”?

  81. 81
    UKIP.i.am says:

    A five minute rant on HIGNFY against Mitt Romney. Apparently Mitt is a stupid name. Unlike Barak. At least the BBC have given up the pretence of being balanced these days. And when they were going on about tax avoiders there was one glaring omission, the BBC itself.

  82. 82
    nellnewman says:

    Exactly! I was mortified when margaretbecket became Foreign Minister and then gordon appointed THAT useless woman as EU Foreign Minister. Huge Embarrassment for the UK!!

    We need sensible, able People! And Young is all of that !

  83. 83
    nellnewman says:

    We’ve had homeless here too – east european immigrants since bliar’s and gormless gordons days, living in the woods. Why has that happened?

  84. 84
    An Etononion, fuming, says:

    You’re all a Shower, – that’s what you are, a Rotten Shower! Well I’m going to jolly well make you pay for this!

  85. 85
    nellnewman says:

    The beeb balanced? That’s a laugh!!

  86. 86
    not a machine reloaded says:

    As architect of new Labour and a great deal of EU , probebly not happy how history has turned out …………….

  87. 87
    nellnewman says:

    You are of course talking about the beeb shower and their protection of savile as they have helped him through the years to abuse many children. Rotten indeed!!

  88. 88
    Anonymous says:

    Like most of the media he is obsessed with class. Why has this problem re-emerged having been disposed of in the 1970s?

  89. 89
    not a machine reloaded says:

    Oh I dont know, someone used to post on here as a USA contributor under the name of Chad Whacker , still musnt judge , he probebly was a nice guy .

  90. 90
    Charles says:

    There was an ITN reporter present on the train. She spoke to the guard who told her that Osborne and co had demanded to stay in first class without any additional payment. They paid up only after arguing the toss,

  91. 91
    George Young says:

    I ordered a meal at McDonalds and got asked if I wanted to go large.

    So I pulled out a couple of light sticks and popped an E.

  92. 92
    Anonymous says:

    So to recap all the information so far posted:

    Sir George is a very polite man but he made a total hash of Rail Privatisation ruining that old much loved national treasure known as British Rail.

    He has a connection to Jimmy Savile and is a convicted Drink Driver.

    He is also just like Mitchell an Old Etonian.

  93. 93
    not a machine reloaded says:

    with what , after Labour compulsory treasure emptying policy , with what …..

  94. 94
    dunstall says:

    I hope this doent take the steam out of the rent swap issue we want the names of all these thieving bastARDS

  95. 95
    Moby dick says:

    does he like boris?

  96. 96
    Grollace says:

    You heard the story of the three little piggies that sat together and copied the same story between them for homework?
    Well the teacher next day spotted the collusion and told them – never, ever, to do it again! What naughty piggies in this made-up story.
    (Teacher realised the collusion by the same order of words, together with the same correct spelling of all those grown-up words).
    What clever teachers we have, but what a pity they don’t tell off grown ups too!
    End of this totally made-up story.
    What a relief!

  97. 97
    not a machine reloaded says:

    Disagree , I think he will bring a important improvement

  98. 98
    anonymous says:

  99. 99
    not a machine reloaded says:

    Hey that one works if you insert virgin and upgrade … tra laa

  100. 100
    nellnewman says:

    What was the name of that man again? Who said ‘We’ve spent all your money – there’s none left?’

  101. 101
    not a machine reloaded says:

    Liam Bryne …..

  102. 102
    nellnewman says:

    That’s him!

    So who cares what education Young had only so long as it means he can do a good job – Well and Honestly!

  103. 103
    Expat Geordie says:

    Christ, Labour will be bringing Derek Foster back as chief whip at this rate.

  104. 104
    nellnewman says:

    Truth is others educated in the comprehensive system could do a good job too – unfortunately for labour they seem to attract criminals or con merchants out for themselves – who have no interest in public service only self service like andyburnham etc!!

  105. 105
    Spineless Dave says:

    So why the fook didn’t Dave resign him in the first place?

  106. 106
    nellnewman says:

    At least Young will not be throwing expletives at people. That is a definite improvement!!

  107. 107
    Mary Todd Lincoln says:

    Which goes to show, Abe honey, you CAN fool SOME of the people ALL of the time. Now, about my charge account at Garfinckel’s…

  108. 108
    nellnewman says:

    No idea. Dave made a bad decision there not to get rid of him earlier!

  109. 109
    Frankie Boyle says:

    The BBC is a Big Back Cock in a BBW.

  110. 110
    Expat Geordie says:

    I have. The train from Poole/Bournemouth to Waterloo occasionally has announcements that you can upgrade to First Class. Usually it is the old “Weekend First” but I have heard it mid-week.

  111. 111
    Mitchell puts in writing that the police are lying. says:

    So Mitchell in his awful resignation letter is calling the policemana liar?

    This is not the end of the story and could result in him standing down as an MP.

  112. 112
    Cancer of the magical arsehole says:

    Beckett is useful for pulling the odd campervan.

  113. 113
    Expat Geordie says:

    Move it a bit further north please. The current version is nowhere near the enemy.

  114. 114
    Camoron is a useless pile of crap says:

    “Dave”.. “bad decision”.. hmm. There’s a pattern forming there.

  115. 115
    Spinal damage says:

    Who the hell is he?

  116. 116
    anonymous says:

    Pleb bomb!, run for cover.

  117. 117
    Camoron is a useless pile of crap says:

    Hmm. All police are shit. All politicians are shit. Question: which is shittier?

    It’s a tricky one.

  118. 118
    Han Zin Til, MP says:

    To understand the trougher, first one must become the trougher.

  119. 119
    Expat Geordie says:

    Thanks Nell, but no-one is interested in that. Not when you can get a cabinet minister sacked for allegedly calling a policeman (was it a man?) a pleb.

    No, no-one’s interested in Tony and Gordons current (mis) adventures, are they?

  120. 120
    Tom Watson MP says:

    Very funny. I went to King Charles the First Grammar School in Kidderminster, which was actually a comprehensive by the time I went there in the 80’s. And it wasn’t the kind of comprehensive Ed Miliband went to, either. I didn’t go to Eton or one of those posh schools, and I still became a big-time politician. What’s that old adage about silk purses, again?

  121. 121
    Mad mitchells pissed off bike says:

    Here,s hoping mate.

  122. 122
    R Sole says:

    A safe pair of hands but not a particularly good driver when he has had a drop or two. Plod have already nabbed him in 1987 for this. good job they didn’t have tasers then.

  123. 123
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I’m available. I went to Copnor Junior School. Boaz.

  124. 124
    HenryV says:

    You know what will happen now don’t you? They will ban cars. Or restrict them to certain engine sizes and weights. Cars are evil. Those who say cars are just tools and it is humans who kill humans are in league with the Devil. You know the sort. They are probably white, male, employed, no criminal record, and heterosexual. The bastards. BAN CARS! CARS KILL!

  125. 125
    HenryV says:

    Police Federation? You mean the shadow HQ for the national police service ACPO don’t you?

  126. 126
    Moby dick says:

    Newsnight bbc

    Big Swinging Dick

    ….?

  127. 127
    bucephalus grime says:

    Yeah, rite man, i wuz idukated at eton didnt do me any arm

  128. 128
    bucephalus grime says:

    seen enuff of er anyways mush

  129. 129
    Miss Direction says:

    More of a diversion from rancid crap.

  130. 130
    Article 38 says:

    DJ
    Jersey
    Islington
    Liberty/NCCL
    BBC
    Labour
    Dunbl*ne

    Lots of dots, is there a pattern that joins them?

  131. 131
    Tess says:

    Spellman too old @ 54 – Young is 71.OMG

  132. 132
    Jack the Students Wankst@in says:

    Want to bet he is a useless trougher?

  133. 133
    Police liars says:

    Yeah like imagine a police officer ever lying! Like imagine they caused a stadium disaster and then tried to pin it on the 96 people they just murdered and kept the pretence up for 23 years.

  134. 134
    Anonymous says:

    He has a dog. It is a dalmation.

  135. 135
    Expat Geordie says:

    /I miss the original “Mad Mitch”. War hero, war reporter and Tory MP. A man denied .the spoils of war because he re-took the Crater in Aden (with the help of Royal Marine snipers) and upset our beloved PM Comrade Wilson. If our beloved Harold hadn’t handed Aden over to the Arabs/communists the world would be a much safer place today. You could even argue that by abandoning Aden/South Yemen, Wilson was ultimately responsible for 9/11.

  136. 136
    Etonian Chav says:

    Yeah! Innit.

  137. 137
    Etonian Chav says:

    Gotta redefine class cus no one feels left out. Innit?

  138. 138
    Etonian Chav says:

    Yeah. He is so old his proverb is :The sun never sets on the British Empire. Innit!

  139. 139
    anonymous says:

    I went to school in the sixties, It was called a County Secondary School so spare me the sob stories, , “I still became a big-time politician” how much of other peoples money have managed to rip of today then?.

  140. 140
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Assissinations and conspiracies:

    Page 154 “For a hundred years John Wilkes Booth was America’s most notorious assassin, but he led two lives. He was the leading conspirator who succeeded in murdering perhaps the greatest president the United States ever had, but he was also a much-admired actor; it is often forgotten that, unlike Lee Harvey Oswald, he was a well-known figure on another stage, even a minor public figure, before he killed the president.

    Like many actors before and since, Booth came from a theatrical family. His father, Junius Brutus Booth, emigrated from England in 1821 and made a big name for himself on the American stage.”

    Actors! Barristers & Lawyers – not much difference.

  141. 141
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Does the job come with a bike?

  142. 142
    Sid says:

    So to recap all the information so far posted:

    Sir George is a very polite man but he made a total hash of Rail Privatisation ruining that old much loved national treasure known as British Rail.

    He has a connection to Jimmy Savile and is a convicted Drink Driver.

    He is also just like Mitchell an Old Etonian.

  143. 143
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Isn’t it strange / odd / bizzare [Not to some] how the whole of the political circus of journalists have remained ‘distinctly silent’ about the effing Copper – at the centre of this Plebgate debacle?

    One wonders about the actual pleb coppers – political leanings / sexual persuasions / blackmailability and how much he is going to make from his being handsomly PENSIONED off etc etc … It all stinks right into Rupees Front room.

  144. 144
    Blowing Whistles says:

    + 96 x 23

  145. 145
  146. 146
    Alex says:

    Funny thing is when Young’s seat in Ealing was due to disappear in the mid-90’s, he was parachuted into a safe seat in NW Hants (where he had no connections) with the sponsorship/ support/ fixing/ connivance of the retiring MP who just so happened to be Andrew Mitchell’s dad.

  147. 147
    david says:

    I’m more inclined to think it was Thacther and Reagan supplying the Taliban in Afghanistan with weapons to oust the Russians that led to 9/11 myself.

    I served in Aden the day I left that shit hole was the best day of my life.

  148. 148

    George Entwistle was told the BBC had issued repeated misleading statements by Liz MacKean. Therefore Entwistle became part of the cover-up.

    Mark Thompson claimed During my time as director general of the BBC, I never heard any allegations or received any complaints about Jimmy Savile. He was DG at the time Newsnight investigation was dropped. He is clearly a lying bastard and, if not then he was unworthy of his £850,000 salary, the highest of any public employee at the time.

    Thompson left the BBC earlier than expected and left the UK too. Did he foresee this scandal looming up and jump ship to save his skin?

  149. 149
    Morris says:

    Pussy cat’ You can’t say ‘clearly’ and ‘if not’ in the same sentence and make sense.

    Either it was clear or it was not clear.

  150. 150
    No smoke without fire says:

    Guido writes.

    ‘Sunday papers were also getting very close on another aspect of Mitchell’s life…’

    Is this the real reason why he has gorn?

  151. 151

    You are quite correct, Morris. I typed the first bit as a complete sentence and then, out of deference to our host’s responsibility for the site, added the second part as a fall back position. I should have removed the word.

    I stand by the sentiment though and believe that the BBC needs to be completely refashioned, preferably out of public ownership, after this prolonged and major failing by its successive leadership who have been hell bent on self-preservation over any pretence of moral propriety.

  152. 152
    Tom Watson 2007 says:

    I’m trying to find out more about a company called Flying Lion Ltd. Do you know this company or can you point me in the right direction?

    http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/2007/10/flying-lion-ltd

  153. 153
    Unity says:

    According to the Times (May 16, 2006) Flying Lion is another of Michael Ashcroft’s front operations:

    http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/2007/10/flying-lion-ltd

  154. 154
    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Jump-To-Cat's-Defence Service says:

    Oh, give the Cat a break, he’s half seas over as you’d expect any good expatriate Englishman to be at midnight of a Friday-into-Saturday. Sometimes the syntax slips in the making of one of his obscure points when he’s had a snootful of single malt. We know what he’s saying, for the love of Christ: Mark Thompson was a waste of space who was either mendacious or incompetent and in any event didn’t deserve his 850 large.

  155. 155
    Andrew Mitchell 2008 says:

    The cost of my flights was met by Flying Lion Ltd

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/representatives/profiles/25190.stm

  156. 156
    annonymous says:

    Dear morris minor, perfectly clear to me , perhaps a lying bastard, or not, but in receipt of £850,000 per annum, I would happily make up a few porkies all day for a fraction of that cost.

  157. 157
    The Mistry of Truth 2007 says:

    Shadow Foreign Secretary, William Hague, COME ON DOWN!

    http://www.ministryoftruth.me.uk/2007/10/30/caught-by-con-airs/

  158. 158
    annonymous says:

    Pardon?, you mean high time we got shut of the \Huntry file once are for all.

  159. 159
    Google says:

    And there’s more, much more.

    http://tinyurl.com/9nj5boq

  160. 160
  161. 161
    Plane Crazy says:

    VP-BMS Falcon 900EX Flying Lion Ltd

  162. 162
    Anonymous says:

    spread privilege so says our PM. spread it like butter?

    Has he got enuf butter?

  163. 163

    If there are any alive who need to face justice over their role in this episode, whether directly or otherwise, clearly (definitely this time!) this should happen.

    If there was ever an example that the BBC Trust/BBC arrangement simply does not work satisfactorily, then this is it. Accordingly the whole apparatus needs to be swept away. I favour a public floatation for the programme making parts and possibly a retention of the World Service as a completely separate entity. We need a paydown of public debt and £25bn or so would be very welcome.

  164. 164
    Nicholas Watt July 2010 says:

    Aid money used as ‘payback’ for Tory donor Lord Ashcroft, Labour claims

    Ministers approved construction of airport on island of St Helena weeks after being lobbied by Ashcroft

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jul/22/aid-tory-donor-lord-ashcroft-labour

  165. 165
    anonymous says:

    Officer Down!, Pleb! attack, he is looking very weak, if he gets called a complete c*nt as well he could go into cardiac arrest, but not before contacting ACPO.

  166. 166
    Cayman News Sep 2012 says:

    Tories’ undeclared £600,000 flight subsidy from Ashcroft

    http://www.ieyenews.com/2012/09/tories-undeclared-600000-flight-subsidy-from-ashcroft/

  167. 167
    not a machine reloaded says:

    mmm quite a mixed bag on Mitchel character , form best Overseas minister ever, to vaccuous ambition merchant with quite a few injured colleagues used to get there .

    Oh well that story now over , slightly bemused by incomplete story on train trouble we all thought the £150 odd was for an upgrade from standard to first , as Sky news papers review inadvertantly revealed , there is fine for wrong class ticket of about same ammount , so was it upgrade or was it fine ?? if upgrade from Wilmslow to Lon EUS being at was off peak , seems very expensive …..

    Still looks like been a nice day , go for walk or whatever only Eds and Unions march against the cuts to watch …… what a delightfull gathering of bongo drums and less for more that will be , Len fixed it for me ….

  168. 168
    not a machine reloaded says:

    lets not forget the Sith Institute scheme eh Tom

  169. 169
    The Observer June 2012 says:

    Misick is now the subject of an international arrest warrant. He fled the Turks & Caicos Islands in the wake of a corruption scandal that engulfed the islands and prompted the UK government to conduct an official inquiry that raised questions about the award of a hospital construction contract to Johnston.

    But before his spectacular fall from grace, Misick’s status at the time was so high that senior British politicians were keen to meet him. In March 2007, William Hague, then shadow foreign secretary, met Misick after visiting the islands on a flight paid for by Ashcroft’s company, Flying Lion.

    The same company paid for Andrew Mitchell, then shadow international development secretary, and former Conservative party chairman Michael Ancram to visit the islands in 2007 and 2004 respectively.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jun/02/lord-ashcroft-relationship-construction-firm

  170. 170
    not a machine reloaded says:

    by the sound of it 22 commitee was final hoop and he failed it …..

  171. 171
    not a machine reloaded says:

    Yes by why didnt Labour do anything for the 13 yrs when in office on Hillsborough I mean cabinet was stuffed full of layers and bankers or for that matter on peado crime accuracy …. missing so many

  172. 172
    And Finally Miss Philippa Buckley April 2010 says:

    Political Adviser to Andrew Mitchell MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, paid from donations that he has registered on the House of Commons Register of Members’ Interests

    Visits:
    a) 6-10 April 2008 to Laos and Cambodia; cost of flights met by flying Lion Ltd,, accommodation and in-country costs met by Andrew Mitchell MP from donations that he has registered on the House of Commons Register of Members’ Interests
    b) 24 July-10 August 2008, visit to Rwanda on Conservative Social Action Project (flights and in-country costs paid by Andrew Mitchell MP from donations he has registered on the Commons Register of Members’ Interests)
    c) 4-5 December 2008, to Poznan, Poland, to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference; accommodation provided by Tearfund; flights and in-country costs were paid for by Andrew Mitchell MP from donations he has registered on the Register of Members’ Interests.

    d)12-16 April 2009 to Ethiopia, Kenya and Eritrea; cost of flights met by flying Lion Ltd, accommodation and in-country costs met by Andrew Mitchell MP from donations that he has registered on the House of Commons Register of Members’ Interests

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldsecret/100427/sponsors/Ramsay-to-Young.html

  173. 173
    blub says:

    Young always struck me as a more pukka Etonian though. You could imagine him going over the top first. You can’t imagine the others doing that. They’d be s**king off the generals as far behind the lines as possible.

  174. 174
    Guido May 2010 says:

    Andrew Mitchell – Philippa Buckley. Guido never reveals sources, but someone got in touch who is very proud of his little girl!

    http://order-order.com/2010/05/24/more-spads/

  175. 175
  176. 176
    Guido September 2012 says:

    Mitchell and Buckley are said to have developed a strong professional relationship, greatly aided no doubt by the extensive international travel required in his previous brief. Since the reshuffle Buckley has apparently been introducing herself as Special Adviser to the Chief Whip, but caveating that she doesn’t think she will be staying long. Why might that be then?

    http://order-order.com/2012/09/06/mitchell-spad-transfer-mystery/

  177. 177
    blub says:

    incompetent and decent > incompetent and indecent
    incompetent and decent >>> competent and indecent

    the competently indecent ones are why we’re ruled from abroad by unelected, incompetent and indecent ex-maoists

  178. 178
    Guido also says:

    As Tory MPs nickname their new Chief Whip “Fifty Shades”

    http://order-order.com/2012/09/06/mitchell-spad-transfer-mystery/

    I think we now know the real reason Mitchell resigned.

  179. 179
    blub says:

    The devil-nonce cometh.

  180. 180
    Attractive young girl powerful older man. The oldest trap in the book says:

    http://conservativesme.blogspot.co.uk/2010_01_01_archive.html

  181. 181
    albacore says:

    So, the guy’s one more of them patricians?
    Well, ain’t the job to whip politicians?
    Such sadomasochistic deviance
    Ain’t for the likes of rustic plebeians

  182. 182
    The Buck stops here says:

    It’s a disgrace really.

    Everyone in Westminster including the Westmister press knew this was actually about his shagging habbits but they all chose not to report it.

    Was it fear of Brian?

  183. 183
    Lou Scannon says:

    What Dave needs to do is stop driving people to drink in the first place.

  184. 184
    Lou Scannon says:

    (Blimey ! Is moddie off sick ?)

  185. 185
    They only come out at night says:

  186. 186
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ve just made the acquaintance of a gentleman named “Old Mr Scratch” (he tells me I can call him “Ned”), a gentleman with a long blond wig, with a big cigar, wearing an athletics warmup suit and wearing rose-tinted spectacles. He tells me he can fix it for me to become the PM again. I told him, “Ned, you remind me of Jimmy Savile,” to which Old Scratch informed me that Savile had stolen his routine, even after all he had done for Jimmy– but anyway, I told him, “I’m not one of Savile’s children, you know– you get nothing for nothing in this world, laddiebuck, what must I give you in return?” “Oh, just your immortal soul, Mr Brown.”
    To cut it short, I made the deal, and I know I’ve got the better of it– when I die, he’s going to come for my soul– and there won’t be one! Mwahahaha!

  187. 187
    D LaDeaction says:

    Andrew Mitchell ‘felt he had no choice but to go’.
    He really is a bit slow, isn’t he ? Just about everyone else knew that a month ago.
    That’s yet another nail in Dave’s coffin.

  188. 188
    Lou Scannon says:

    Socialists always make a sow’s ear out of a silk purse.

  189. 189
    Good job Fatbutt ain't around says:

  190. 190
    Anonymous says:

    highlights the appallingly empty barrel at the disposal of cu-nt cameron hey

    what a shower of fucking doombrain etonian tosspots

  191. 191
    Come in Dave, your time's up says:

  192. 192
    Anonymous says:

    Plebsgate: one of the few scandals actually involving a gate.

  193. 193
    Anonymous says:

    well who’d have thunk it, eh?

    Cameron kicks off the week with his comments about fuel prices – about which nobody else knew anything – surprise!!!
    Then we have the Brookes email nonsense and our Dave getting angry and rude at PMQs
    Not to be outdone Dave’s star turn ‘Thrasher’Mitchell calls it a day because he far too good for the plebs
    And surprise surprise wee Georgie Osborne fucks up his train fare.

    Not a very good few days for our enigmatic leader, the head of the upper fourth caught with his pants down, again, oh how I laughed and laughed and laughed.

    In fact I’m still laughing now, rolling all over the floor kicking my legs in the air, laugh laugh laugh ….

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer C’UNT – fuck off Cameron, fuck off NOW

  194. 194
    Anonymous says:

    p.s.

    Where’s Grant Shapps when you need him ……???

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahha

  195. 195
    Time's up, Dave, you waste of space says:

    It’s like Ben Brogan says – a bunch of amateurs playing at government.

    http://tinyurl.com/94o8puh

  196. 196
    Not David Battenburg says:

  197. 197
    UKIP.i.am says:

    No a zimmer frame.

  198. 198
    UKIP.i.am says:

    That just about sums up every government since Thatcher.

  199. 199
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Never forget that politicians are in the public sector so it should come as no surprise they are all fecking useless.

  200. 200
    National Council for Civil Liberties says:

    “Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in, with an adult result in no identifiable damage… The real need is a change in the attitude which assumes that all cases of paedophilia result in lasting damage.”

    National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) evidence to the Criminal Law Revision Committee, 1976.

  201. 201
    The History Man says:

    Gideon said the same to Merkel. Travelling 2nd Class in Europe and not paying into the Banking fund. Von Rompuy, the guard, is having none of it.

    You’ll see the size of the bill soon enough

  202. 202
    A reporter from the Daily Planet says:

    The debate Labour have called in Parliament next week should be interesting viewing .

    Sunday papers may be worth a read too .

  203. 203
    Synic says:

    Never mind the Eat Onion school, he is yet another Oxford PPE graduate. Both the Tory and Labour hierarchy are crawling with these fxckers. No wonder the U.K. is in terminal decline.

  204. 204
    Guido(I love the Nevis tax regime) says:

    I urge all Libertarians to join me today as we march shoulder to shoulder on the TUC demo in London.

    Thank you comrades.

  205. 205
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and CODFATHER of SOLE says:

    Wheres the Saturday 7 up Plebs ?

  206. 206
    UKIP.i.am says:

    What do we want? Predistribution.
    When do we want it? Yesterday.

  207. 207

    I am sure that Guido will want to thank all the Trots and other misfits for boosting his blogging figures during the night.

    Ironic that they are helping to line his pocket…

  208. 208
    UKIP.i.am says:

    But it was the incompetent Tory party itself which chose him as leader. They couldn’t have done much worse by drawing lots and picking one from all the MPs at the time.

  209. 209

    I am sure that Guido will want to thank all the Trots and other misfits for boosting his blogging figures overnight.

    Ironic that they are helping to line his pocket…

  210. 210
    The Dirty Rat says:

    The man who described the homeless as “those people you step over when leaving the Opera”.

    Thrasher mark 1.

  211. 211
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and CODFATHER of SOLE says:

    I’m sure that these troughing bastards were told by Camoron that they should not automatically travel first class , and should only do so if they got a free upgrade ?

    “We’re all in this together ”

    Camoron must feel like he has Saddam Hussein as his PR man

  212. 212
    Spot says:

    Labour party announce that the £1.1iT deficit has been cleared yesterday due to the glourious effect of Predistribtion, todays march in the capitol has been cancelled.

  213. 213
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and CODFATHER of SOLE says:

    George Gideon Osborne “Get on down and boogie

  214. 214
    Well it's a thought says:

    Scandal?, it’s just an argument kicked off by an arrogant overbearing tw*t, who thinks he’s above the people who are forced to pay him whilst they are serving him, he got what he deserved, but no doubt he’ll be returned in a few months to carry on being an obnoxious tosser, he’s lost any value he had PR wise and deserves to go.

  215. 215
    Sir Merv (soon to be Lord Threadneedle) says:

    How much cash would you like Comrades? 10 Grand each? 100 Grand? No problem, I’ll get the lads in the Bank of England Forge to Q.E. it for you today.
    In the meantime just keep on with your unproductive public service pretend work, and ignore the deficit and Debt.
    You are all ignorant fxckers who deserve what’s coming to you.

  216. 216
    Spot says:

    Blue labour Blair managed to get over the effect of his wife getting a fine for not paying for her rail ticket, didnt go to well for the trainguard though in the end.

  217. 217
    Well it's a thought says:

    It’s getting too close to tell if Camoron or Brown is the winner of letting the most crap from his toadies hit the publicity fan, it tells you how much control they both have/had over these inept, money grabbing tossers, leaders maybe they are in La La land but in this land never..

  218. 218
    Anonymous says:

    and, one more time for old times sake

  219. 219
    loreal loves you too says:

    yes, but he and it’s worth it!!

  220. 220
    Realist says:

    Not enough people are doing real productive work. The banks and financial services sector just churns phantom money, producing nothing. The public sector wxnkers just stand in a great circle wiping each others arses in a caring PC manner. We are in the shit and sinking brothers and sisters!

  221. 221
    Selohesra says:

    Two weeks in row this programme has been a complete fail – have they changed the producers? It used to be one of the sharpest progs out their taking pop at all sides but the first two in this series purely focussed on supporting BBC agenda. i’ve cancelled series link so will unfortunately have to watch some dull cooking or home makeover prog that Mrs S wants

  222. 222
    Sobvious innit says:

    Has anybody else ever had a discussion with a member of a railway company about such matters? Surely the inspector should have told her to mind her own business. He deserves a good bollocking too.

  223. 223
    Anonymous says:

    shit the bed this morning frankie?

  224. 224
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and CODFATHER of SOLE says:

    I bet she wears the strap on !

  225. 225
    Archer Karcher says:

    +1 As with most things, people are looking at the pointing finger, rather than what it is pointing towards.

  226. 226
    Call me Dave the Compassionate Tory says:

    I saw a homeless man sleeping inside a big cardboard box outside the train station this morning.

    Not wanting to disturb him, I crept over and put a Starbucks coffee cup on top of his box.

    He immediately woke up and said, “Thank you.”

    “No problem.” I smiled.

    He looked at me again and said, “It’s empty.”

    I said, “I know, it’s meant to be a chimney.”

  227. 227
    soapy says:

    Too pre-occupied covering up the results of Operations Ore and Motorman maybe?

  228. 228
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and CODFATHER of SOLE says:

    Well as “we’re all in this together” maybe we should all pop round to Dave’s place and sample a few bottles that We have bought for the troughing bastards

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10357852

    First class rail tickets , and a First class wine cellar

  229. 229
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Apparently Osborne paid for the upgrade out of his own pocket. The big story is that Osborne got on the train and because he had not had time to reserve a seat and couldn’t find anything suitable for himself his security man and his assistant then went into 1st class and got the security man to pay for the upgrade. Normally this would not have been a big deal but because it was Tory toff it was exaggerated into all manner of things. The class obsessed British media saw to that.

    And that is why having ANY Etonian or toff in government is a bad idea no matter how competent or incompetent he is.

    It has been a terrible week for the Tories but on the economy, unemployment is down, borrowing is down and retail sales are up. All of this has been forgotten.

    I heard Sajid Javid, a Tory Treasury MP, this morning on BBC and he was very good. It just shows there are far better people available to Cameron than Etonians.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sajid_Javid

    Keep your eye on him, he is moving upwards.

  230. 230
    for all sinners everywhere, including frankie, bless him says:

  231. 231
    Aunty Matter says:

    It’s a joke. Only Sky pointed out that red Ed sat in first class and had the first class seat covers so he could do his “man of the people” shit.

    Osborne did nothing wrong, so long as you pay the upgrade to go first class.

    The BBC of course have not run the true story even once yet. Sky have.

  232. 232
    Waltzing Matilda says:

    Cat, not all of us live in the UK time zone, so we have to add out 3pennyworth during the dark hours. That’s why everybody should re-read the entire thread the following morning to catch up with our overnight contributions before going off on one when they switch on again. It is not unusual to find our contributions repeated separately towards the foot of the post when folk omit to do this.

    Must say that I do enjoy catching up with your pearls when I deign (ie find the time) to log in again.

  233. 233
    K 2 says:

    How do I complain to Guido about tax avoidance?

    You don’t. Don’t blog on “Order Order”. Ask for a full refund.

    With the time you’ve freed up from not spending hours on” Order Order”, learn about the taxation of multinational businesses. Then, when you’ve convinced yourself that Guido is doing nothing untoward, start blogging again..

  234. 234
    Gogglebox says:

    Thanks for letting me know. I haven’t watched the BBC for a couple of months now. There is nothing much on worth watching.

  235. 235
    Spot says:

    Spot on Realist.
    None of the tossers in charge listen, if the guys in the IoD can’t get thru to their “supposed” alies in political terms in the gov what chance do the likes of the Fed of small Business have.

  236. 236
    soapy says:

    That, Sir, is no way to talk about our gallant police persons.

  237. 237
    Judge Dreadful says:

    Or it could result in the policeman been found a liar if the matter comes to court. Unlike the public, most judges have experience of coppers who tell fibs.

  238. 238
    Waltzing Matilda says:

    Why are you repeating yourself? Is senility creeping on now?

  239. 239
    soapy says:

    Oy vey etc…

  240. 240
    Port Stanley says:

    St Helena needed an airport. It is a good idea for there to be one there for sound strategic reasons.

  241. 241
    soapy says:

    No Sky have been firmly on the side of that mendacious “reporter” who heard and saw everything from another carriage. Is her name Clare Voyant by any chance?

  242. 242
    Anonymous says:

    Imagine whingeing about where your brain surgeon went to school,this country is very odd !

  243. 243
    Anonymous says:

    Trying to lie her way up the career ladder – reporting of this has been a fucking disgrace

  244. 244
    A wino says:

    To be honest, I am also fed up with these offers. They do my head in. I wish the supermarkets would post up the correct price of their wines and leave them alone, instead of doubling the prices and then doing this silly 2 for £12 offers a week later. The only solution to all this confusion is to stick tothe 2litre plastic bottles of cider.

  245. 245
    Anonymous says:

    I think you are on to something, it will be interesting to see if a pattern emerges. Milliband has really gone down in my estimation over this. (admittedly, he was never very high ) hounding somebody out of his job, nice.

  246. 246
    The public says:

    The thing about people who hang around in Westminster is that they don’t get out and about much.

  247. 247
    Anonymous says:

    Why should that poster mean Cameron has lost control ?

  248. 248
    Pol Pot says:

    Oxford PPE has done for this country in a less spectacular but just as effective way as politics at the Sorbonne did for Cambodia

  249. 249
    Anonymous says:

    Its jealousy, usually people who over reached themselves borrowing (if truth be told ) now they mouth off to cover their own stupidity. (in my experience )

  250. 250
    Potty Loynbee says:

    Which is worse – a touch of the Trots or Reds under the bed ?

  251. 251
    Anonymous says:

    The one on the right is Ronnie Barkers nonce, I mean son.

  252. 252
    Portsmouthian Chav says:

    The name is Cock, Handycock. Boaz

  253. 253
    Anonymous says:

    Who was the minister in the reshuffle who’s female spad was saying she wouldn’t be there for long (because the mp was nobbing her)?

  254. 254
    The One Ronnie says:

    He has a country. It is a damnation.

  255. 255

    Well, how kind, Mr Matilda (if I have that right?)

    I hope that you enjoy things immensely down under… ;-) (long time since I was there but loved it.)

  256. 256

    Much appreciated through the mist…

  257. 257

    I hardly dare to admit it here, lest it be misunderstood, but I accidentally inserted it first time in the wrong place.

  258. 258
    The One Ronnie says:

    What does he care about that now? It was always about No.1 in the end.

  259. 259
    Mostly says:

    We got nothing to hide.

  260. 260
    Labour...filth...just filth says:

    bye andrew …welcome george..steady pair of hands who knows how to squeeze his collegue’s nuts in a gentlemanly persuasive manner

  261. 261

    It’s about to get even worse for the Tory Toffs:

    Japanese security police finger UK Treasury’s James Sassoon in $1.3 billion looting of AIJ pension fund. Money laundered through SocGen and HSBC.

    http://is.gd/xZvyXE

  262. 262
    Finbar Saunders says:

    Makes unequivocal sense to me.

  263. 263
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    Knobbing, surely?

  264. 264

    Mitchell an Etonian? Public Schools do not get much more plebian than Rugby. THen Mitchell spent a teenage year in the Army before going to Cambridge. Hence the Police Federation charge of “Eton and Bullingdon and disrespect for the Plod by calling them a Pleb” was never credible. But hence also his unsuitability for Chief Whip (requires Francis Urquhart, alias Ted Heath or John Major, not Tom Brown nor Flashman).

  265. 265
    The One Ronnie says:

    As learned in the common-rooms of Eton.

  266. 266

    Mitchell was a pleb from Rugby who made the mistake of calling a Plod a Plod.

  267. 267
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and CODFATHER of SOLE says:

    Yes until he gets his hand near the till !

  268. 268
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and CODFATHER of SOLE says:

    Said the piss soaked spaz tramp !

  269. 269
    sekwaf odiug says:

    Imagine Boris as a surgeon, would you like him to have operated on your brain

  270. 270
    sekwaf odiug says:

    Too quick, too fast, too quick, too fast, too quick, too fast, too quick, too fast
    Just thought it would get that in, first big casualty, Railtrack

  271. 271
    sekwaf odiug says:

    Good old Flashers

  272. 272
    sekwaf odiug says:

    No wheels on my wagon and I’m not rolling along………….The Cherokees…

  273. 273
    sekwaf odiug says:

    At least on the radio you do not have to look at his lear

  274. 274
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    He has a private Jet then,Sekwaf?

  275. 275
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    It St.Mungo the Smug?

  276. 276
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    Another totally predictable comment from BW

  277. 277
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    And don’t forget Hussein. That’s not silly, that’s scary.


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