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. 8
    Denis McShame says:

    But I paid it all back.


  8. 10
    A Pedant says:

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


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


    • 15
      Judge Lefty Loon says:

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


      • 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…..


  11. 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.


  12. 19
    Tony Bliar resplendant in his white robes says:

    Just call me Mr D-Notice :)


  13. 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


  14. 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…..


    • 27
      None of the above says:

      Comment of the year !


    • 28
      dunstall says:

      Roll on Death Democracy too far away!


    • 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…..


    • 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.


  15. 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


  16. 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


  17. 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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 .


  20. 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?


  21. 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.


  22. 39
    nellnewman says:

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


  23. 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 :)


  24. 49
    Lord McMountainrange says:

    I aint COFFIN the job


    • 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


  25. 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 ?


  26. 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.


  27. 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?


  28. 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.


    • 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.


      • 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.


        • 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.


          • 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


  29. 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.


  30. 66
    keredybretsa says:

    King of Whatsinnitforme MuckShame knows no shame.


  31. 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 ???


  32. 70
    Cicero says:

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


  33. 73
    smoggie says:

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


  34. 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.


  35. 78
    Anonymous says:

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


    • 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…


  36. 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.


  37. 80
    The Three Hundreds of Chiltern says:

    We don’t want the bent twat.


  38. 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 !


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