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…


  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

  2. 2
    Incapable Vince says:

    You gotta pick a pocket or two.

  3. 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.

  4. 4
    Aunty Matter says:

    Fuck the Lib Dems

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Can’t Mr Laws afford to give it?

  6. 6
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

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

  7. 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?

    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”

  8. 8
    Calamity Clegg says:

  9. 9
    MB. says:

    No more donations to Oxfam from me then.

  10. 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


  11. 11
    Incapable Vince says:

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

  12. 12
  13. 13
    Honky says:

  14. 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?

  15. 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.

  16. 16
    Max Clifford says:

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

    Including my own…


  17. 17
    The Starving of Africa says:

    They don’t need them. They are awash with cash. Little of it is used wisely anyway.

  18. 18
    Tories Pledge to match Labour spending says:

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 21

    Cameron’s tweet before PMQs

    “In comes Abbott. fat, steaming like a slug. facing a major choice of buffet before the day is out #pmqs”

  22. 22
    Racism is a one way thing says:

    And what would her reaction be if Cameron Tweeted “In comes Abbott black, gleaming and smug”?

  23. 23
    Gordon the medicated says:


  24. 24
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Another gem from 2008

  25. 25
    Sarah says:

    Me too!!

  26. 26
    Bollock Ed says:

  27. 27
    Hackneyed A. Botty says:

    Me ass am de best bit ‘o me – wanna looksy?

  28. 28
    Lee Grasper says:

    Black people cannot be racist.

  29. 29
    ÁC1 says:

    That’s FAKECHARITY oxfam.

  30. 30
    Bliar says:

    mmm – me too!

  31. 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?

  32. 32
    ÁC1 says:

    Accuracy International do well though.

  33. 33
    Selohesra says:

    The person who drafted that certainly knows their onions

  34. 34
    Liam Byrne says:

    Glad its ‘Not £’ as there is no money left.

  35. 35
    City Hall says:

    Especially not Boris’s decision to resign.

  36. 36
    ÁC1 says:

    apart from the pink bit, that might be Abbott’s description of a mirror.

  37. 37

    I didn’t know that was on offer.

  38. 38
    Selohesra says:

    If I had realised it was possible to spunk money when I was younger – I’d be rich by now

  39. 39
    Mr Laws says:

    Who is Martin Horwood?

  40. 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…

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    Surely you saw through them years ago?

  42. 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

  43. 43
    Tom watson, fantasyland says:

    He’s not a thieving fucking hypocrite like you though is he? and by the way, your fat mouth looks like your fat minge you racist cow.

  44. 44
    Q says:

    I got thrown out of M&S for splashing out on a new bra

  45. 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!”

  46. 46
    Ed Balls says:

    That has given me an idea, thanks.

  47. 47
    Joss Taskin says:

    You were all strangely quiet when you gave away half our rebate, weren’t you ?

  48. 48
    jgm2 says:

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

    Until I’m escorted out by security that is.

  49. 49
    Katie Pr1ce says:

    Media whore

  50. 50
    Joss Taskin says:

    Isn’t that Liam Byrne ?

  51. 51
    Chris Bryant says:

    I’m a slim, young internet tough guy what about me?

  52. 52
    Bathroom sealant in da Ass says:

    r1ce and da peez

  53. 53
    Alan Duncan, Crispin, Blunt, Guy Black, Nick Boles, Michael Brown, Conor Burns, Michael Portillo says:

    Ooh yes, please!

  54. 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…

  55. 55
    Cleggtomania says:

    You’re right. They can Oxfec off after bankrolling a LidBem’s jolly.

  56. 56
    Enjoy with popcorn says:

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    P.Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

  58. 58

    Bring back the SLR – you weren’t even safe from it behind a brick wall!

  59. 59
    R.U.Shaw says:

    Still got some of those unions T-shirts left over from the Libor conference ?

  60. 60
    Gordon Brown says:

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    Wrong sort of r*cism says:

    Ah, the self pro-claimed ‘anti-waycists”! If only they could be as concerned about waycism when it comes to white children being deliberated targeted for r@pe in places like Rochdale & Oldham.

  62. 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.

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Millipede does rap…wait for it

  64. 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.

  65. 65
    Berry Chair QC says:

    I’m troughing in Malaysia this week, so I’ll drop by and pick up my cheque when I get back in a day or two.

  66. 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.


    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.

  67. 67
    thespecialone says:

    LD MP for Cheltenham

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

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

  69. 69
    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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

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    Cheltonian says:

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

  73. 73

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