October 31st, 2012

LibDems In Need: Donate Now

One of the few memories Guido has from the LibDem conference is the army of yellow lanyard-wearing charity muggers sending round the begging bowls before Nick Clegg’s speech. Clearly the pennies didn’t add up – the LibDems In Need have resorted to taking donations from Oxfam. Martin Horwood has this month disclosed a £1,015 donation from the children’s charity for foreign travel.

And which poverty-stricken third-world country did he visit to help needy young people? Horwood used the charity cash to fly to New York, stay in a hotel and pay for his meals as part of a delegation to lobby the UN on the arms trade. Just what the generous kind-hearted souls who donate to Oxfam want their money going towards…


73 Comments

  1. 1
    john prescott THE COMMISSIONATOR says:

    the money is needed to bribe 3rd world crooks to buy british arms so that those making them can make charitable donations – and feel good about it

    vote for me

    • 3
      Anonymous says:

      If LD vote to cut UK contribution to EU by at least 20% I will be happy to give LD few hundred pounds as party donation.

    • 5
      Anonymous says:

      Can’t Mr Laws afford to give it?

    • 8
      Calamity Clegg says:

      • 11
        Incapable Vince says:

        Can you spare a few coppers for a cup of coffee ?

        • 66
          Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

          I and my fellow Libdems in Portsmouth are the 2nd or 3rd biggest donors to the Party. The money comes from my boys who launder their money through building blocks of flats in the city for asylum seekers (not allowed to be housed in public housing), that I have arranged to come in with the Border Agency.

          http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/audit_trail_of_political_donatio#incoming-137471

          The money comes in from my grateful boys who I have fixed planning permissions up for and I share it around my fellow LibDems to donate. Those who donate the most, including me, slightly change their names on the declarations to the Electoral Commission, so no fiddle is suspected and everyone is happy. Boaz.

          • HRH Duke of Edinburgh says:

            Why hasn’t this crook, pervert and spy been arrested? Who is protecting him and why? He should have been sent down long ago. This country has gone to the dogs.

    • 29
      ÁC1 says:

      That’s FAKECHARITY oxfam.

    • 70
      lojolondon says:

      That is it – I will NEVER EVER give money to Oxfam again. There are more deserving charities, who do not waste our money and do not promote anti-Britain agendas. Like Cancer trust.

  2. 2
    Incapable Vince says:

    You gotta pick a pocket or two.

    • 42
      Gerry Mandering says:

      Oxfam is a con in the guise of a charity. Look at the accounts to see what the top bods get i.e. charity begins in the boardroom.

      LidDems are a con in the guise of a political party. See what the top guy gets for hot air / warming the globe.

      Vote UKIP

      • 54
        Arse bandit of Old England! says:

        Vote UKIP and get the nuttiest bunch of onanists imaginable. UKIP is a one trick pony ( as are the SNO) take Farrage out of the picture and you are left with a group of lunatics. Most party candidates at elections field the odd fruit cake but UKIP are in a class of their own…

  3. 4
    Aunty Matter says:

    Fuck the Lib Dems

  4. 6
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    I’d rather donate to the Tony Blair Charitable Foundation.

  5. 7

    Have a heart Guido. I’m out there next week trying to flog ‘British’ kit.
    The US M-18 assault rifle is sold to 95 countries
    The German Heckler and Koch to 87
    The Russian AK to over 100.

    Who buys our SA-80?

    Us.
    oh..and Jamaica.

    its not an easy mission. Need a good long soak in the spa after a day of being told “Not today thankyou”

  6. 9
    MB. says:

    No more donations to Oxfam from me then.

  7. 10
    SouthEastVoter says:

    Who voted to cut the EU rebate on 14 Jan 2008? To name a few

    Ed Milliband
    Ed Balls
    Douglas Alexander
    Tom Watson

    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/search/?s=eu+rebate&from=2008-01-14&to=2008-01-15&person=&section=&column=

  8. 12
  9. 13
    Honky says:
  10. 14
    keredybretsa says:

    Exactly why I’m a tight fisted old git. Don’t give nuffink to no one,only to me then I know where me money went, don’t I?

  11. 15
    The Starving of Africa says:

    Oxfam are so bogus. Time they were shut down. They are along past their sell-by date and their development models stink.

  12. 16
    Max Clifford says:

    There is nothing like the “tax-deductible” charity business to cover up all manner of sins

    Including my own…

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2006/jul/23/pressandpublishing.observermagazine

  13. 19
    A compassionate Kebab says:

    UK Govt is killing people, hold them to account in parliament, sign #patspetition http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20968 deadline: 01/11/2012 10:12

    • 33
      Selohesra says:

      The person who drafted that certainly knows their onions

    • 40
      ÁC1 says:

      How awful for the feckllss and lazy…

      Lots of people become “disabled” when they suddenly move after watching jezza all day on the sofa.

      If you can lift a pint glass, you can hold down a job…

  14. 20
    enough ...already says:

    Who cares….all anyone in the world cares about right at this moment is the east coast of USA. I am so glad that SKY and BBC are covering the strom 24 hours a day, incessantly and excluding everything else from their schedules…nothing else matters.

  15. 26
    Bollock Ed says:
  16. 31
    UNITE says:

    If we can pay Tom Watson £6.5k to fly to a News International AGM in the USA then why can’t Oxfam spunk the money given to it by plebs how they see fit?

  17. 45
    R*cist thug suddenly becomes apologetic after getting shit kicked out of him says:

    All you fat, elderly internet tough guys who spout r*cist shit from the safety of your keyboards, you’d all end up whimpering apologetic c-unts like this fuckwit once you’ve had your heads caved in. Meantime, “white power!”

  18. 48
    jgm2 says:

    If anyone is interested, I’ll be in Waterstones later signing books…

    Until I’m escorted out by security that is.

  19. 56
    Enjoy with popcorn says:

  20. 62
    Stepney says:

    Three points of information for readers:

    a) The car park at Oxfam is big, spacious and every day rammed bumper to bumper with BMWs and 4x4s. Nothing’s too good for the eco-warriors.
    b) Which well meaning super charity spent your hard earned donations supplying last year’s student protestors with green hard hats? Hard hats? At a protest? What were they thinking? Incitement? Surely not…
    c) The food in the Oxfam canteen is heavily subsidised*. Work THAT one out you friends of the poor…

    * by the UK taxpayer.

    • 71
      Anonymous says:

      A) Most of those BMW’s and 4×4 don’t belong to Oxfam staff, other people non-Oxfam related seem to think its ok to park here. If you have any helpful ideas of how to stop them, that would be great

      b) It’s not just students that support our campaigns, in 2011 1 million people supported our campaigns and we are very successful at making a difference. Feel free to have a look at our website and see how you could get involved and make a difference

      c) I wish the canteen was heavily subsidised, I’m not sure where you got your facts from for that., however the food in the Oxfam canteen is great, I love the fully cooked breakfast on the Friday.

  21. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Millipede does rap…wait for it

  22. 64
    All lib dems are liars says:

    Ironic considering he makes much in Cheltenham where he is MP of supporting local defence industries in his patch. But no surpirse there, but also how did he decalre his interest before in the coomons when he mentioned them 21 times in debate. Perhaps that the way to get a freebie.

  23. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Where has he disclosed this? Where did this figure come from?

  24. 72
    Cheltonian says:

    More digging required here.
    Horwood is a son of the charity sectory, was employed there for years, knows all the peeps

  25. 73

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