November 2nd, 2012

“The Gravest Case Which Has Come to Us for Adjudication”

The Standards and Privileges Committee report on Denis MacShane is so damning that Labour HQ have already said his career is over. The report found that MacShane:

  • Claimed nearly £20,000 a year in expenses for an office based in the garage of his South Yorkshire home.
  • Signed claims with a “nom de plume” purporting to come from a General Manager who did not in fact exist.
  • Knowingly submitted nineteen false invoices over a period of four financial years which were plainly intended to deceive the Parliamentary expenses authorities.
  • Claimed thousands of pounds for eight computers that got ‘lost’ or were taken by interns.
  • Claimed £12,900 for invoices from his EPI slush fund. He didn’t provide a single receipt for payments.

Do not pass go. Do not collect £200. Go straight to jail… if there was any justice.


  1. 1
    Junior Asprin says:

    Macshane worked for the BBC from 1969 to 1977


    • 6
      Roundell says:

      why is this story not a front page story in the press? Especially in the Pro European press who believe the lies he peddles


    • 7
      Stan says:

      Sacked for calling into a show he worked on using a false name to smear a Tory politician, according to Wiki.

      He has to go before the courts now – surely? If not why not?


    • 16
      CNN says:

      Do people employed by the BBC actually work?


      • 77
        Archer Karcher says:

        And now, the end is here
        And so I face the final curtain
        My friend, I’ll say it clear
        I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
        I’ve lived a life that’s full
        I claimed for each and ev’ry journey
        And more, much more than this, I claimed it my way

        Regrets, I’ve had a few
        But then again, too few to mention
        I fiddled what I had to do and saw it through without exeption
        I planned each smearing ruse, each careful step along the byway
        And more, much more than this, I fiddled my way

        Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
        When I lied more than anyone knew
        But through it all, when there was doubt
        I fronted up and bluffed it out
        I faced it all and I stood tall and stole it my way

        I’ve fiddled, I’ve laughed and lied
        I’ve had my fill, my share of boozing
        And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing
        To think I did all that
        And may I say, not in a shy way,
        “Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I nicked it my way”

        For what is a trougher, what has he got?
        If not his claims, then he has naught
        To claim the things he truly steals and bluff your way to courts of appeal
        The record shows I took loads and did it my way!

        Yes, it was my way


      • 89
        Anon says:

        Oh come get fcuking real !!

        Of course NOT, when they extort £3B+ per year

        they could stick a test card on 24/7 ……

        and still tell the plebs they are getting excellent value

        for the money thats stolen……

        Who said that crime does not pay


    • 47
      Denis MacShameless says:

      Look over there !! A Tory just said, ‘Pleb’ ! He did ! Honest, look over, there. Over there, I tell you.


    • 53
      Jimmy Savile's Ghost says:

      “Denis and I were great BBC buddies in the 70s. In fact our friendship lasted much longer, he went on to become MP for Rotherham and I lived in nearby Leeds. Oh you should have seen some of the parties we went to……”


    • 177
      Anonymous says:

      He has no shame, he has been mouthing off since he came back from suspension. A truly dreadful man, can you imagine the hysteria from Milliband if he was a conservative MP.


      • 179
        Sylvio says:

        Oh , I don’t know.

        Fiddling a few office exes is par for the course in parliament. Speak to any Westminster villager and after the fake indignation they will say “well, actually—-”

        The plebs( ie the electorate) simply have to understand that one has to do what is expected of one once one has attained exalted status ie an MP

        Its being a BBC insider that really makes me puke.


  2. 2
    smoggie says:

    Hang him !


    • 86
      Flocking useless.... says:

      Outrageous criminal activity likely to avoid the criminal courts, however, grope a girl in the 1970’s, allegedly call someone a monkey or twat, refuse a couple of gay men a double bed a BB and you can be sure The Plod will come calling with a zero tolerence attitude!


  3. 3
    The British public says:

    Losing his career isn’t enough.
    He must be prosecuted.


    • 15
      Hugh Janus says:

      +1m. If the police do not act then this will merely confirm that MPs are pretty well the ‘untouchables’ as before. Less than ten doing time is 639 too few. If they ignore what he has done then there really is no justice for those who set out to thieve public money.


    • 88
      Flocking useless.... says:

      and persecuted by those he stole from…. us the tax payers of this useless corrupt third world country!


      • 146
        Tiger Tiger says:

        We’re coming up to Guy Fawkes Night. Let’s nominate him as a suitable candidate to be burnt alive. Maybe the same could apply to most MP’s.


    • 178
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

      Do most of the British public know who he is? I bet outside Rotherham the only people who recognise his name are the readers of this blog. I’d never heard of him in my days.


  4. 4
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    He has to be prosecuted.

    Why are the Police not interested?

    Where are the CPS spineless?

    In any other walk of life these criminal acts would carry a lengthy prison sentence.

    Why is this man any different?

    Where is the rule of law in the UK?

    He must be prosecuted for the public good – if he is not it will further undermine the publics confidence in Justice & our Parliament.

    Arrest that man.


    • 11
      PC Doughnut says:

      No, sorry, we can only arrest someone who says something racist on Twitter now, otherwise there’s just way too much paperwork to go through.


    • 34
      Diane Fatbutt says:

      Keir Starmer, the head of the CPS is a card carrying Labour supporter.
      Work it out.


    • 42
      Pond life says:

      Don’t you read the papers. The police put all their efforts into catching 3 Poles who were catching none native crayfish from the ponds on Hampstead Heath. Even though these crayfish are eating our native crayfish and are a pest.

      The bad thing though is that the plod put the crayfish back into the ponds which is an illegal act but they were not prosecuted for this and the Poles fined £750.


    • 51
      jrand says:

      Liebour protects its own. That’s why their moles pepper the public service.


  5. 5
    Labour Crimes says:

    He should be in prison, along with Margaret Moran and Jacqui Smith.


  6. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Has to be prison – other have been jailed for lesser expenses fraud.


  7. 9
    Tuscan Tony says:

    1,000 years ago:

    “A House of Commons clerk who faked MPs’ expenses claims to pay off gambling debts has been jailed for nine months.

    Andrew Gibson, 49, from Limehouse, east London, fraudulently claimed almost £6,000 on behalf of three MPs including Father of the House Tam Dalyell.”

    Diffr’nt folks, diffr’nt strokes.


    • 13
      Dan Fuming Taxpayer says:

      + 1 – exactly.

      McShanes crimes are worse than that minion acting under orders.

      He has to go to prison for this.


    • 23
      The Public says:

      And quite right too. Macshane, given his enhanced position of trust and responsibility to set and example, should be looking at about 5 years.


  8. 10
    Sophie says:

    That list is appalling.

    The man is a criminal.

    If the Met do not arrest him now and the CPS prosecute him now the public will know that justice is only for the little people, not the elite.

    Disgusting thief.


  9. 12
    Ed Miliband (Prime Minister designate) says:

    Protester hid in public toilet for an hour to heckle David Cameron


    • 40
      Aunty Matter says:

      The toilet was probably full of lefty BBC types enjoying some man fun together.


      • 84
        Anonymous says:

        Many a true word spoken in jest.

        Many moons ago, whilst working for a division of the BBC as a temp, I attended their Christmas party. As the party was drawing to a close I retired to the gents to empty my bladder. As I pushed open the door I was met by a guy swiftly retreating who said, ” Up to you mate, but I’d hold it in unless you enjoy listening and watching two guys bumming.” I could hear the groaning and moaning coming from one of the cubicles, so turned around and pissed outside instead.

        The BBC has always been a nest of hedonistic filth and depravity.


    • 50
      Joss Taskin says:

      Was it Toilets McGuire ?


  10. 14
    John (Always Sleeping On The Job) Lyon CB says:

    Bugger, another one slipped under my radar!


  11. 17
    Legal Crook says:

    The committee have not done their duty. The should have referred him to the police.


  12. 19
    Walter Bowser says:

    This man’s name has brought shame on the nation’s fire engines.


  13. 20
    DPP says:

    Sorry, can’t waste time on this, too busy making frequent, stupid comments to the press and generally grandstanding.


  14. 21
    Grrrrrr says:

    If plod dont get off their arses now we will all know they are just agents of the political elite now.

    How come he has got away with it for so long?

    How come Ed Miliband gave him the whip back?

    McShame has to go to court. And then to prison. Then the PCO needs to be envoked to seize his assets gained via criminal activity.

    One rule for them?


  15. 22
    nellnewman says:

    What on earth did he do with all those £thousands ?- his home, from those photos, looks like a slum.


  16. 24
    Andrew Efiong says:


    He’s been exposed for all to see, another Labour fraudster on the run!

    He’ll have to change his name because MacShane now rhymes with shame.


    • 38
      8illy 8owden, the world's greatest umplre says:

      Actually, no, it doesn’t; it just sounds similar.

      Get an education. And a life.


  17. 30
    Aunty Matter says:

    McShit was the BBC’s go to Labour mouthpiece for years, I suspect nothing will change.


  18. 31
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatest umplre says:

    Slack paperwork.

    Presumably the mob would prefer that he’d spent more time on his filing and less time working for his constituents?


    • 46
      Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs says:

      Of course, paperwork is only for the little people.

      False accounting? No problem. We’ll look the other way.


    • 64
      P. Doff says:

      No doubt he will spend more time filing… but more like desperately attempting to file through the bars on his window as his cell mates try to mate…


    • 138
      chris1943 says:

      He spent very little time on his constituents I can tell you! So go away


    • 143
      Anonymous says:

      Slack paperwork? Jesus, the guy signed claims in the names of non-existent people. To sit down and carefully invent false details, and ensure those details have a sufficient degree of consistency so as to appear plausible, requires the utmost attention to detail – the very opposite of slackness.

      Are you Moussa in disguise?

      As to your second point, I think it’s evidently clear that MacShane has spent a little too much time on his filing, most probably to the detriment of his constituents.


  19. 32
    Westminster Gossip says:

    No hesitation; he should be prosecuted for false accounting and gross abuse in a public office. It is simply bewildering MPs’ are not held to the same standard as the rest of us…


    • 94
      dunstall says:

      He wont even lose his privy councillership


    • 123
      Denis Matyjaszek says:

      I mean, what’s a few hundred thousand pounds between friends, I ask you? Petty cash, FFS– loose change, in the grand scheme of things, innit? We pay shedloads more (ha ha) to the EU everyday and never miss it!


  20. 35
    Where is the DPP? says:

    Fire the Director of Public Prosecutions if he does not bring charges here

    There evidence is there…


  21. 37

    BUT – he also lied when a minister, he channeled funding to micky mouse fake charities to produce ludicrous fake statistics which he then used, and refered to as motivating policy and action, he actively sought to extend censorship to any criticism of the state of israel, equating criticism of Israel with anti-semitism which he wished to make a crime in itself in the EU.

    And all of this, done without any fuss. Without any media upset. without any criticism.

    A nasty, deceitful, authoritarian, bent, treasonous piece of shit.


  22. 41
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    If Millitwit is any sort of Leader this bastard will have resigned by this evening .

    Three million people unemployed and this little trougher is fiddling his expenses .


  23. 43
    Bob Fleming says:

    Another leftie cretin bites the dust..


  24. 44
    Being honest says:

    Sod Jimmy Savile .

    I dont care about Freddie Star and his fucking hamster .

    Get this bastard arrested right now and before the Beak in the morning .

    I trust bail will be refused as clearly the Uk public are not safe financially with him walking the streets .



  25. 54
    Denis MacShameless says:

    Infamy !! You’ve all got it in for me !!


  26. 55
    Peter says:

    I wonder why pro EU Labour supporting Keir Starmer did not prosecute McShane?

    Lack of evidence?

    Something stinks here.

    Anyone else would be doing 5 years for this at least.


  27. 56
    TheTherapist says:

    Sniff my bottom.

    There, that’s better, isn’t it?


  28. 57
    Admiral Akbar says:

    He should hang himself in that fucking garage!


  29. 58
    Huff Post says:

    So this is why he has recently been campaigning for the rights of prisoners to vote.


  30. 59
    Millsy says:

    We need a private prosecution on behalf of taxpayers if the police don’t do their job


  31. 61
    MacShame says:

    Yes I admit that I am a liar, hypocrite, embezzler and general all-round c u nt. However I still expect to be invited onto the BBC to offer my incisive comments on the issues of the day.


  32. 62
    fcuking old cynic says:

    Must be a prominent To*ry that is going to featured tonight on Beebs

    Newsnight then….. as all news management teams seem to be

    working overtime today………


  33. 65
    Failed. says:

    So Vicky Pryce swaps Chris Huhne for Denis MacShane. Are the BBC on shakey ground when they ask for her judgement on anything remotely important?


  34. 67
    Kebab Sockpuppet says:

    ‘d like to go to a party where we all throw our keys into a bowl then pick keys at random so we’re all bleeding a strangers radiator


  35. 75
    Jimmy says:

    The report is completely unbalanced and wholly unjust. He does not deserve to be suspended for 12 months. The appropriate remedy for this regrettable lapse in judgment would be for his genitalia to be removed with a rusty knife and for him then to be killed.


  36. 76
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    Chancellor: “If Britain is to compete and thrive in the global economy then we must lead the way in political blogging”


    • 96
      PC Plod says:

      Hallo Hallo

      All resources are being deployed to protect prominent Labour MP

      this will cause a small amount of traffic disruption elsewhere…….

      should be all clear by tonight

      Now stay in the jam & shut the fcuk up……


  37. 78
    The Kebab travel updates says:

    Traffic hopeless in central London. Totally hopeless. Have been stuck on 38 bus between stops for 20 minutes.


  38. 79
    AnalStatistician says:

    Extraordinary that he isn’t facing charges – what the fuck are the CPS up to??


    • 87
      Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

      The answer to your question is fuk all .

      After all it is Friday afternoon.


  39. 85
    anon says:

    Lifted from the Beeb W/S where its news item three

    Cue Vomit !!…………………& tissues……..

    “I am obviously desperately sorry for any embarrassment I have

    caused my beloved Labour Party

    and its leader Ed Miliband whom I greatly admire”………..

    Where do they get this utter trash from & Fang Pang still believes

    the plebs trust there output……the guy is mad


  40. 90
    Angry of London says:


    (a) Whether private individuals can put a case to the CPS in lieu of police action
    (b) How much this would be likely to cost
    (c) Whether there would be sufficient interest on this forum (a few quid each) to make it happen?

    I am sick to the back teeth of these f***king Labour sc*m turning the UK, specifically London, into the money-laundering capital of the world fit only for thieves and the friends of thieves.

    How about it Guido?


    • 100
      dunstall says:

      You can count on me for a donation lets show these f…… they are not above the law


    • 103
      Anon Hacked off Voter !! says:


      Sounds like a brilliant idea…….

      go for it…….


    • 111
      Anonymous says:

      I refer the hon. member to the answer at #91 above.


      • 124
        dunstall says:

        even if it failed it would show these thieving scum that the ordinary citezen isn going to take it lying down ,the fraud goes on and on they have learned nothing from the tsunami of 2009


    • 120
      A fool of a client says:

      Yes you can bring a criminal prosecution in England Wales and NI if the CPS does not.

      The CPS recently tried to tighten up on this by increasing the standards that a private person should provide but this has been taken to the supreme court.

      BBC radio 4 law in action have recently covered this plus being your own lawyer.


    • 133
      Marmite says:

      I help you financially too “Angry of London”. It comes to something when MPs are above the law.


  41. 96
    Disco Biscuit says:



  42. 98
    Thomas from Tonna says:

    Labour are now talking to him about his “future” and the “best course of action ” he can take .

    He should take a short walk to the local police station .


    • 109
      Anon Hacked off Voter !! says:

      What PC Plod has no Meat Wagons available to collect him in person

      from HoC & more importantly on CAMERA !!!

      for everyone to SEE !!


    • 156
      Tiger Tiger says:

      A jump off a short chair with his neck in a noose would be better.


  43. 99
    Margaret Moron says:

    This disgusting. He should be thrown into prison.


  44. 102
    Flocking useless.... says:

    FFS Go Now !!


  45. 104
    BBC sub-editor says:

    I think you’ll all agree that William Hague wasting £10,000 on stuffing a snake is a much higher priority news story than the minor transgressions of our favourite pro-European and anti-semitism campaigner.


  46. 105
    Knob Ed says:

    I do not think it is fair to ask the Labour Party to subsidise the criminal justice system just because we supply a lot of the criminals.


  47. 106
    Call me Dave says:

    “Fuck” can be used as a verb, adverb, adjective, command, interjection, noun, and can logically be used as virtually any word in a sentence.


  48. 107
    Dingodingodongo says:

    Oy Watson, put your kebab down and comment


  49. 110
    A Sickbag says:

    There’s a twat on BBC Radio 4 called Mark Stevens claiming that its OK for an MP to steal money as long as he’s an ‘anti-fascist’. God preserve us from moral pygmies.


    • 119
      Unimpressed says:

      Indeed, the Johan Hari defence/excuse – “whatever he’s done is excusable, because ultimately he’s one of the good guys”. Of course by “good guy” they means hypocritical, deceiving, left-wing gravy-train rider.

      McShane’s own statement pleads that all these expenses were incurred in his global fight against anti-semitism. So that’s all right, then.


  50. 114
    Tom Watson says:

    Right. Time for a warming cheese toastie, I think.


  51. 116
    You're born: You live: You die. That is all. says:

    Capn. Bob would have been proud of him.


  52. 118
    Oliver Cromwell says:

    Yes, a suspension with full pension rights seems reasonable. Anyone want to join me in setting up a think tank to consider the latest report on the Royal Prerogative?


  53. 136

    Denis McShane is from the ethnic minority Polish community so is perfectly entitled to play the race card.

    David Laws stole public money because he didn’t want Mummy and Daddy to find out he had a boyfriend.

    His punishment consisted of a period out of government, in other words a slap on the wrist, and an order to pay back the money. He is now rehabilitated and back in office.

    According to Cast Iron Dave, David Laws has served his punishment and deserves a second chance.

    Surely as a selfless public servant Denis McShane deserves the same leniency.


    • 151
      Plebs spokesperson says:

      It seems like this infestation of mother fcuking thieves @ HoC won’t get it,

      until a large number of them are swinging from lamp posts……..

      something that is drawing nearer day by day………


  54. 147
    Mcshame says:

    I was taken down by the BNP, who brought the original complaint .F*cking racist’s


  55. 153
    Anonymous says:

    “Signed claims with a “nom de plume” purporting to come from a General Manager who did not in fact exist.”

    isn’t that called fraud in the real world?


  56. 161
    keredybretsa says:

    Well mister Sillibrand, has got some heavy Party pooh, that needs flushing away. This Dishonourable MacShame, who is heavy in the whatsinnitforme department must go along with some of his Dishonourable colleagues.


  57. 164
    Vote UKIP says:

    What’s all the fuss. The BBC saying he is in for a 12 month suspension


  58. 165
    Saville Row Suit says:

    Finally got “McShame” – the cartoon character that used false statistics re sex Trafficking and quoted the Daily Mirror as his source in the House Of Commons. Now we know where the money for “research” really went!


  59. 168
    All's Well that Ends Well says:

    I ‘disappeared’ 8 pc’s with no trouble
    Lost ‘mongst my garage/office rubble
    I claimed thousands too
    To be paid by you
    Now they’ve burst my scamming bubble


  60. 170
    Scrubs Resident says:

    I soon wipe the fcuking smile off your face, when the golden rivet

    is right up your fat ar*se with no Vaz*aline to help grease it in !!!…..


  61. 171
    Bugler Bert says:

    Please do not make me laugh: Liebour to behave honourably? That word is not in their dictionary….duh


  62. 173
    Steve Foley says:

    Mac Shane has announced that he is to resign as an MP, soon as possible I hope. Labour were right to suspend him and I assume he will now be expelled for bringing that Party into Disrepute.


  63. 180
    Ian Kennedy JP says:

    Dennis in FFS Taxpayer In Wonderland territory. To prison he must go!


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