November 5th, 2012

MacShame Still in Parliament

Denis MacShane is yet to take the Chiltern Hundreds and resign officially as an MP. It seems he dragging his feet on his promise to quit and still loitering around the Commons- taking full advantage of the perks afforded to Members:

The Standards and Privileges committee need to get a move on and put MacShane’s suspension to a vote in the House. If he goes before then he is likely to be entitled to his absurd MPs resettlement grant. This one payment of month’s salary for every year an MP has has worked, up to a maximum of six months, works out at almost £33,000.

Which will pay for plenty of ‘translation services’…

UPDATE: And like that he was gone:

No word yet on whether he will take the grant. He remains a privy councillor too…

UPDATE II: Seems the suspension was coming tomorrow morning – MacShane has jumped before it to keep the money.


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Just make Parliament a prison.

  2. 2
    Loopy Lou says:

    He could send the cheque to charity .

  3. 3
    vv says:

    socialism in action

  4. 4
    stroppycow says:

    I’m surprised you’re surprised……

  5. 5
    Cato says:

    Thieving fucking bastard…not to put too fine a point on it!

  6. 6
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    He’s going to milk his MP’s privilleges for every penny, for as long as he can.

    Thieving creep.

  7. 7
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Might as well by the look of things.

    I love how MacShame describes his predicament as “being in breach of House Rules”.

    You are not only “in breach of House Rules” – you swine, you committed fraud – a criminal offence.

    The hubris of this man knows no bounds.

  8. 8
    Denis McShame says:

    But I paid it all back.

  9. 9
    jgm2 says:

    It’s the only thing to do in the fight against fascism.

  10. 10
    A Pedant says:

    Is it the Chiltern Hundreds or the Manor of Nothstead this time?

  11. 11
    jgm2 says:

    Fuck the Chiltern Hundreds, the P of Forty-Five is what he needs.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    He has been appointed to the Chiltern Hundreds:

    And BTW, it’s the Government which decides when Standards and Privileges motions are debated in the House, not the Committee.

  13. 13
    Justine Thornton QC Wife of Millonaire Ed says:

    M’lud in mitigation you see this broken man before you. For many years Mr Mcshane worked for the BBC during this time he was abused in a manner most foul by Sir Jimmy Saville This has caused him to have lapses of memory when it comes to expenses.

  14. 14
    The Last Of The Few says:

    33K buys a lot of translation services………………and ass lube coz I hope the robbing bastard is buggered to within an inch of life by “Big Vern” in the showers when he goes down for a stretch.

  15. 15
    Judge Lefty Loon says:

    I hereby sentence Mr McShame to 2 weeks detention in Jamaica learning to roll ganja one handed

  16. 16
    An orak says:

    You are perfectly correct Mr Fawkes, it is the Chiltern Hundreds for Mr McShane should care to apply for the Steward and Baillif Post.

  17. 17
    Order Order! says:

  18. 18
    D MacShane says:

    Only if I can invoice it as expenses.

  19. 19
    Tony Bliar resplendant in his white robes says:

    Just call me Mr D-Notice :)

  20. 20
    Fatso watson watch says:

    Bollocks mutters Watson I was going to use the buggered by saville defense back to plan b, Vaz told me to do it

  21. 21
    jgm2 says:

    So George Osborne effectively fired MacShane.

    Nice one.

  22. 22
    Taxfodder says:

    You have to really do.

    Somebody once coined the phrase “Broken Britain” when in reality its our political class that’s broken…

    You don’t have to look very hard at all to see it….

    Expenses cheats playing the Parliamentary Privilege get out of jail free card or we have the well documented Parliamentary Perverts and their “friends with benefits” and now ever louder whispers concerning a long standing awareness of Pedo’s in high places….despite the frantic “fastest its ever moved “ establishment whitewash and hurried carpet sweeping job its not so very hard to sniff out who these sick individuals might be, and just how damaging its likely to be for Westminster when it all gets out…which it will of course.

    Indeed one might say its harder to name those not involved in something dodgy be it porn on expenses to employing your fancy woman/dog/card board cut-out to run your office/garage and mind your children while you are off out horse riding with your admiring floosie on your police pony…

    Despite subsidised food, booze and copper bottomed pensions most of my countrymen/women can only dream of, these leeches, lechers and loonies continue to hide behind a wall of “all in it together criminality” bolstered by a be-cobwebbed establishment judiciary and enforced by an increasingly politicized and long standing collusive police authority, who, one might quite reasonably conclude could profitably spend a bit more time cleaning up its it own act before worrying about the rest of the long suffering population and what its likely to be up too or getting away with.

    One can’t help feeling a sad old bungling British Establishment is on the ropes, it has that yellowed monochrome Ealing Studio feel about it, all that’s required now is for Dick Barton and Margaret Rutherford (before your time) to run away with the takings in a decrepit Morris Minor, hotly pursued by a plod on a bicycle trailing a string of freebie sausages from his saddlebag in turn chased by a pack of yapping dogs….

    Sadly tho, this comedy is costing me more than 1s 9p to watch…..

  23. 23
    KY Lube Vaz says:

    Bollocks mutters vaz i was going to use the buggered by saville defense back to plan b, fatty Watson told me to do it

  24. 24
    jgm2 says:

    If it’s that easy to get rid of Labour MPs then Osborne should appoint the whole fucking useless lot of them to the Chiltern Hundreds.

  25. 25
    dunstall says:

    Shouldn that be the barsteward of the Chilterns,and once he is convicted he will lose the Rt Hon monniker just like that other thief Elliott Morley

  26. 26
    Beating a Swiss retreat says:

    Over to Switzerland, where star-crossed public figures retreat.

    Two weeks ago both Vicky Pryce and Denis MacShane headed out to the five-star Grand Resort Bad Ragaz to address clients of global management consultancy A T Kearney on a timely topic, Beyond the Crisis.

  27. 27
    None of the above says:

    Comment of the year !

  28. 28
    dunstall says:

    Roll on Death Democracy too far away!

  29. 29
    dunstall says:

    You couldnt make it up

  30. 30
    None of the above says:

    Just rename it the Chiltern Six Hundred and Forty Eight and jobs a good un.

  31. 31
    jgm2 says:

    From Guido’s tweets…

    ‘Labour source tells me Tom Watson is poised to attack William Hague – who set-up the Waterhouse Inquiry into Child Abuse in Wales’

    And there were some here claiming that Watson’s sudden interest in things p*a*e*d*o was because he had a deep-rooted concern for abused children and wasn’t just a cynical partisan opportunist.

  32. 32
    Denis' Shame says:

    And for the archives here is a link to The full report of the Standards and Privileges Committee investigation into Mr Denis MacShane

  33. 33
    A reporter from the daily Planet says:

    So that is Woolas Joyce and Mcshane drummed out completely .

    Huhne accused of perverting Justice .

    Fox resigning for reasons he has never fully explained .

    Spelman failing with a very expensive injunction .

    Question marks over Vaz

    Laws being unable to follow expenses rules .

    Reckless being allowed to vote whilst drunk .

    Cameron insulting the octogenarion Skinner

    Berger facing questions about funding

    ORiordan Burnham and Amess expenses

    May sacking Brodie Clark for gross misconduct and then paying him out with taxpayers money

    Adam Mitchell !

    Halfway through this Parliament that is 16 out of the 650 whose behavior in public life has left something to be desired .

  34. 34
    B Wing says:

    Are the Police going to act on this? All this nonsense about Parliamentary Privilege. As for the Privy Council, when are they going to kick him out?

  35. 35
    jgm2 says:

    I wholly endorse this comment.

  36. 36
    None of the above says:

    Is the term ‘deep-rooted’ like Ugandan discussions?

  37. 37
    jgm2 says:

    I think about 90% of ‘em vote while drunk.

    Or at least I hope they’re drunk. At least it’s some kind of excuse for the constant stream of idiocy that gets rubber-stamped.

  38. 38
    corridor of uncertainty says:

    Getting ahead of myself here, but wouldn’t it just be too good to be true if MacShane and Huhne end up in the same cell. Awkward for Vicky, but amusing for the rest of us.

  39. 39
    nellnewman says:

    McShane acting to maximise his financial handout from we taxpayers. No surprise there then!

  40. 40
    dunstall says:

    The whole fcuking lot of them are bent

  41. 41
    Red Egg the National Socialist.... says:

    It is such a shame as he was a good all round egg and a real snappy dresser :)

  42. 42
    KY Lube Vaz says:

    Its a smoke screen fatty Watson hopes this will deflect any scrutiny over his peccadilloes

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    How old is Pryce? Is she in fact Keith Richards in drag?

  44. 44
    Resident of Northstead says:

    He’ll fit in quite well with all the other thieving politicians in this neck of the woods.

  45. 45
    Anon says:

    wot u mean it ain’t facher’s fault, chek again mate

    can’t believe that, it must be fatcher’s fault, who else but fatcher

    wot’s the world coming to…..

  46. 46
    His Grace, The Duke of Earl says:

    Whew! For a minute there, I thought he might nick my pitch.

  47. 47
    Arry Rednapp says:

    If my dog looked like that I would shave its arse and teach it to walk backwards, no matter how wealthy it is.

  48. 48
    W.W. says:

    You really are loopy if think that is likely.


  49. 49
    Lord McMountainrange says:

    I aint COFFIN the job

  50. 50
    The Land of the Politically Correct and Mendacious says:

    Meanwhile our “esteemed” State Broadcaster is ignoring all this and concentrating its “faux anger” at Cameron for NOT releasing all his text messages to Rebekkah……(a High Crime and Misdemeanour obviously in their eyes !!!)and on the Tory yes that’s TORY viewers in case you missed THAT …… Welsh Children Home Scandal…..Now then ! Now then ! Nothing to see at the Corporation move along now please…it was all the TORIES fault…. Jimmy ? Jimmy who ? Never heard of him ?

  51. 51
    Kebabt Time says:

    Why doesnt George send them all to Chiltern

  52. 52
    jgm2 says:

    The Three Hundreds of Chiltern must be the crime capital of Buckinghamshire. It’s like the Moss Side of the Home Counties.

  53. 53
    Denis McShame says:

    42 round trips to the Chilterns at say £50 a go, that’s £4,500, rent on my office in Northstead, say £16,000, relocation costs £10,000, intern’s salary £25,000, that’s £75,000 to you squire, if you pay me in cash I won’t have to charge VAT know what I mean?

  54. 54
    seems to be a regular earner for Dirty Den says:

    Fee of £3,405.45 received for speaking at CEO retreat, December 2011, for AT Kearney, 1300 Wilson Boulevard Suite 1550. Arlington, Virginia: 1 hr. (Registered 22 December 2011)

    Received honorarium of $5000 (£3003.54) for giving a speech at CEO Retreat in Switzerland. Address of payer: AT Kearney Inc, 8100 Boone Boulevard, Suite 400, Vienna, Virginia 22182, USA. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 9 December 2009)

  55. 55
    The public says:

    Can someone please tell me what the point is of MPs?

    They do not represent the people who elected them.
    They do not represent the interests of the country as a whole.
    They do not hold the government to account.
    They do not hold the European Union to account.

  56. 56
    The public says:

    I hope he dies and we the money back.

  57. 57
    Gonk II says:

    I wish it did have the “Ealing studio/Morris Minor” feel about it. Instead It has the Soviet dockyard/Idi Amin’s STD clinic blood transfusion unit feel about it.
    We’re being fucked over, but gooood…..

  58. 58
    Hnnibal from Carthage says:

    So yesterday Cameron was not for having an Inquiry and today it is on the urgent agenda .

    Dave is getting so fast with his u turns he is going to get in trouble with the traffic police .

  59. 59
    Dave Spart says:

    Free the Chiltern Hundred! Tories out!

  60. 60
    Bluebottle says:

    Is it true someone is trying to kill him ?

  61. 61
    Andy Pandy says:

    You appear to have forgotten about Mr Cruddas and his MOT problems.

    He would be number 17 .

  62. 62
    Sir WW says:

    Perhaps MPs have become corrupt and venal because they know they are useless. The great UK and EU bureaucracies are in charge, overstaffed, incompetent, mightily pleased with themselves and all-powerful. A pipsqueak Parliament worries them not at all. Like the Russian aristocracy in 1914 they have become a vast, sprawling, hideously expensive and bungling endoparasite within society.

  63. 63
  64. 64
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    What do you mean the “get out of jail free” card? The bastards don’t go to jail in the first place. Apart from that, I agree with your sentiments entirely.

  65. 65
    IPSA geek says:

    The latest Expense Scheme all but abolished resettlement grants unless the electorate boot you out:

    MPs who lose their seat in a general election held before the next scheduled general election (under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011) will be eligible to receive a resettlement payment in accordance with IPSA’s published resettlement payment policy.

  66. 66
    keredybretsa says:

    King of Whatsinnitforme MuckShame knows no shame.

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    As a resident of the Chilterns I can assure you that we don’t want them! The Beach trees have mostly gone, we have no highway men and we do not need them

  68. 68
    The savant says:

    It s not the cough you re coughin…

    Its. …wait for it ……..
    The coffin they carry you off in ….!!!

    Well ….. Y e e e e s

  69. 69
    The savant says:

    Why are Vicki Thessaloniki

    And chris loon

    Not in. Chokey. right now rather than. awaiting a show trial in january. .?

    Is it coz they wat. to give them a last good christmas ???

  70. 70
    Cicero says:

    MacShame seems an inappropriate nickname, as he doesn’t seem to have any.

  71. 71
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    Europe as a whole needs to do to its political classes what the Russians did to their aristocrats in 1917.

  72. 72
    Ernestine Tentions says:

    Too much to hope for.

  73. 73
    smoggie says:

    Maccy, Maccy, Maccy… Out, Out, Out.

  74. 74
    DrSnuggles says:

    If one of us plebs commits fraud we don’t get a resettlement package or get offered another job!

  75. 75
    Ehtch says:

    We all know when the returning officer says you are the winner, you have entered an exclusive club, and even if you shoot the Queen on opening of Parliament, you will coin it on leaving it with severence pay, before your head is severed, if you did actually shoot the Queen on the opening of Parliament.

    Not that I can actually see that ever happenning, but with some of those in Westminster these days, you never know.

  76. 76
    Ehtch says:

    Are you volunteering to be our Rasputin, Norman Stanley Fletcher?

    If so, you lucky bugger – I would like to have a bit of skinney Kate too. Like my ladies slimline.

  77. 77
    Ehtch says:

    Rasputin as here, from 1917 – heard he was killed about half a dozen times before he actually died. SPOOKY!

    pass the blue vodka dear, ziaranovitch

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Didn’t David Laws take a lot more than Mc Shane? And where is he now?

  79. 79
    Anonymous says:

    Surely he should pay back the money he de-frauded from the tax payer, I wouldn’t of thought that much would be left from the the 33K.

  80. 80
    The Three Hundreds of Chiltern says:

    We don’t want the bent twat.

  81. 81
    David Laws, Gayer and Thief says:

    Ahh but you’re forgetting, You can’t get anywhere in politics if you steal without sucking the cock…

  82. 82
    dunstall says:

    Mc Shane tweeting about the size of the Chinese internal security budget being bigger than the defence budget.Its a good job for hime he doesnt live there !

  83. 83
    Absent Gordon Brown says:

    Who is the MP that resigned over mistakenly claiming a first class rail ticket that cost £5?

    Early 50s I believe.

    Quite different to the modern mob.

  84. 84
    Absent Gordon Brown says:

    Will this affect the insurance premium he pays?

    If so it is a disgrace as Harriet Harman’s never changed despite a driving ban and gaining 9 points on her license after the driving ban she was still charged less than Jack Dromey.

  85. 85
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    “BEACH” trees? What do they grow on them coconuts? Or do they get sand on the roots.

    Pillock! The name is Beech.

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