November 23rd, 2012

Rifkind Resigns Over Naked Bryant Photo Row

Sir Malcolm Rifkind has quit his position as president of Conservative Friends of Russia after the group got into hot-water for accompanying a story about Bryant with that photo. Chairman Richard Royal has apologised after his spat with Bryant last night made it into the Telegraph. Quite where Bryant got the homophobia idea of from aside, it was a PR own goal from the group.

Guido notes that Bryant has yet to address the original accusations though, so what is going on with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Russia?


167 Comments

  1. 1
    • 4
      Peter Grimes says:

      If the photo is of Bryant surely there is nothing to worry about.

      • 11
        Red Egg Millitit..... says:

        Just a little staining of his undies or character ?? :)

        • 20
          Anonymous says:

          rif.kind is always so bleeding fierce.
          there is something unkind there.

          r.i.f is reduction in force. he needs to obey.

          • Malcolm Rifkind, dual citizen British patriot says:

            Guido, will you please get your IDF handlers to surgically strike take out this piece of shit who’s showing up the Chosen Master Race as psycho murdering sub-human scum!

          • Anonymous says:

            and while you are it GweeDo, please do….
            PDRI
            plan do remove Improve.
            .
            .
            Tough justice, after a burglar was spared jail on condition that he moves back home, and helps with the housework. Judge David Ticehurst told Jamie Froom, 18, to make his bed, do the washing up and respect his parents. His mother welcomed the sentence, but Froom was unimpressed: “I think he was a bit strict, saying I have to tidy my room or go to prison.”

            Froom, Froom.

          • Caspian Sea in the nudey says:

            Know fun and games for the tory lads go on down the coast of the Black sea, especially around the Crimea, but is it a resigning issue? As long as they are old enough, the lads down there and all of that, it should be kosher. AHHH, I get it, one might have not been – are you suggesting that?

          • No double standards here! says:

            “Palestinian fighters!!! That says it all, they are murdering terrorist scum Jones!

          • twat, a junior Livingstone says:

            Owen Jones with IRA terrorist Conor Murphy
            http://www.anphoblacht.com/contents/22329

          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Just put a comment in – I actually hit the ‘submit comment’ button – and the whole comment just ‘disappeared’ …

            I am going to carry on reading my book of who’s who in Je (x,y,z) wish history – Ben (AKA David Green) Gur ion is an interesting charachter mind.

          • BBC Disinfotainment Commissioning Team says:

            Thanks for that incisive, balanced report Jeremy. Now back to you, Huw, in al -sorry!- our studio.

      • 150
        Handycock sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money says:

        The all Party Parliamentary Group for Russia has gone to the dogs since I was removed as it’s Chairman. They just don’t have the contacts I had, to get the job done – Vladimir, the FSB, the girls in Moscow and St Petersburg. Oh those glory, glory days. Boaz.

      • 156
        Observer says:

        What is the problem with the picture? It is the definitive image of Chris Bryant in the same way that Harold Wilson with his pipe or Churchill doing the victory sign are the definitive images of those two departed prime ministers.

    • 21
      The FSB says:

      Agent Comrade Filthy Pants to you.

      • 30
        Bond, James Bond says:

        From Russia With(0ut) Love

      • 34
        Christopher John Bryant, MP for Rhonnda says:

        I’ve been bad sir, i must be punished

        • 51
          Mrs Sally Bercow says:

          I’m up for it. Lets have a whip around *gulps*

          • Common Purposegate says:

            Why the hell should they apologise?
            If Bryant is stupid enough to put a photo of himself in revolting pants up for the world to see, he can hardly complain when the world sees it…

          • mr squeaker says:

            its determining what you won’t do that worries me

          • Anonymous says:

            me me me is looking for guidance.
            trash should be ignored,
            rubbish has a way of sticking to you when you attend to it.

          • Is that an honourable memeber, or are you just pleased to see me? says:

            That photo always springs to mind when the Welsh MP is spouting about something or other. How can he expect to be taken seriously, how can he?

    • 165
      Vicar of Bray says:

      That man in the white pants reminds me of Linford Christie.

      Who’s he taking a photograph of? Very strange young man.

  2. 2
    "Rocking Horse" says:

    Any opportunity to use this image myst be seized upon.

    Bryant will welcome the attention.

    • 16
      Red Egg Millitit..... says:

      Just wondering if he bought the camera and claimed it against expenses……. ??

      As a taxpayer I am not happy that an MP uses taxpayer’s money to buy a camera so he can take photos of himself for a hom…eosexual dating site :)

      • 24
        Archer Karcher says:

        You can put your life on everything you see in that picture, being paid for by taxpayers.

    • 32
      Ornithologist says:

      I pity the budgies.

    • 149
      Anonymous says:

      Reading your quote for the day it’s clear that Simon Walker has never been a guest in Bryant’s home.

  3. 3
    Sir William W says:

    As we saw with the girlie pix yesterday, our host has an unusual notion of what constitutes nakedness.

  4. 5
    Malibu Stacey says:

    He’s abouts as well endowed as Action Man, I’ll stick to GI Joe thanks.

  5. 6
    Anonymous says:

    It’s great to see that famous self portrait photo of Beefy Bryant again! It always brings a smile to my face when I hear him wittering on in that pompous way of his knowing that he once (perhaps he still does?) like to take photos of himself for dating sites!

    • 40
      Ichabod says:

      But how on earth did his political career survive ( actually I suppose because he was Labour MP; imagine the reaction if he’d have been a Tory M P); I know one sounds very pompous about this, but its a sighn of how far standards have lapsed in public life, that an MP can go touting publically for casual gay sex , using unambiguous photos, and yet not only survive but prosper—how can he show his face in public is beyond me. And how the voters of his South Wales constituency can overlook this saddens me…..but then as long as he’s not a Tory..

      • 59
        HappyHour says:

        The Valleys can overlook it is because… he’s a labour MP.

        Wales is truly a place where you could put a red ribbon on a monkey and they would still vote for it!

      • 77
        bergen says:

        Very New labour. The old Labour party had its faults , but that would never have been tolerated. Of course anyone with any decency and self-respect would have retired from public life anyway.

      • 126
        Anonymous says:

        At least he didnt have a slight disagreement with a PC, i mean he WOULD have had to resign then, wouldnt he ?

      • 144
        dunstall says:

        Because he represents the Rhonnda these f……s would vote for a monkey with a red rosette,in fact they did.I dont know if you have visited the Rhonnda?its like being taken back to the 19th century a truly desolate shithole Bryant is probably the only gayyyyyyy in the village.

    • 99
      Queasy says:

      Yes but still a revolting image-bum boy touting for sex.

  6. 7
    Kulgan of Crydee says:

    I hope his Bryant’s pants aren’t smeared!!!

  7. 8
    graham smith says:

    at least he never mounted the duke of cambridge

  8. 9
    The Public says:

    I think all these ‘friends of’ foreign countries organisations should be banned.

    People want our MPs to be friends of Britain first last and foremost. MPs who don’t understand that should piss off.

  9. 10
    Sir William W says:

    Is there a “Conservative Friends of the United Kingdom” perchance?

  10. 12
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Y-fronts prevent fallout.

  11. 13
    Focal length matters says:

    That’s not much of a zoom

  12. 14
    Bluto says:

    This smells like a Watsonism. Diverting attention from something or starting a smear of his own.

    Repulsive Common Purpose rodent.

    • 26
      Tony Benn's Pipe says:

      Very much so! As Guido points out he hasn’t answered the original question CFoR posed!

  13. 19
    ah! monika media watch says:

    Telegraph

    “– many historians believe that Christ was born sometime between 7BC and 2BC.”

  14. 22
    Calvin Klein says says:

    anyone wearing pants like that deserves everythign he gets

  15. 23
    Justin Poofy Boots says:

    What a drama queen Bryant has become. It has nothing to do with homophobia and more to do with an an idiot in his pants.

  16. 28
    Justin Poofy Boots says:

    Someone is trying to smear his pants.

  17. 31
    Richard Royal says:

    Just to be clear, I apologised long before it was in the Telegraph. As I said it was inappropriate to use the photo and it detracted from the important issue which I hope Mr Bryant will answer at some point.

  18. 35
    Jen The Blue says:

    Indeed JPB, what has this got to do with homophobia?

    Oh yes, as a homosexual he is a member of a minority and therefore by definition a victim, in Labour’s twisted view of the world.

  19. 36
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m straddling a statue in Whitehall. Toot toot!

  20. 38
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Look what happens when a bloke is left to his own devices.
    Budgie smugglers from hell.
    That is why a man needs a woman..to buy his underwear.

  21. 42
    restore the monasteries says:

    O tempora!!! O mores!!!!
    This gentleman is one of our respected law makers,i believe.Mmm!!!
    Is this normal nowadays.??

  22. 46
    Has Cameron found his balls? says:

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the EU budget deal being offered in Brussels “was not good enough”, as the summit breaks up without agreement.

    • 54
      The Public says:

      So did he veto it or have they all vetoed it?

      • 55
        Has Cameron found his balls? says:

        Talks on a new European Union budget have collapsed as David Cameron accused Brussels of ‘living in a parallel universe’ and said there could not be a ‘deal at any cost.’

        • 64
          Red Egg Millitit..... says:

          Just think of the £billions we would not have to borrow then hand over to ‘em

          or the millions of EU citizens we would not have to let into the UK

          or the 1000′s of pieces of legislation, rules and diktats we would not have to implement

          if we left ‘em :)

          As Norma said to John, ” Time to pull out.”
          :)

          • Anonymous says:

            lubrication is energy.
            milli d is in favour of it. his idea for success in politics is to follow the energy. Hysteria is energy too.

            so his thought is hardly Socratic who suggested that best the masses can do is to find a wise leader.

        • 115
          green ink says:

          thought the speech was well balanced and the right stance to adopt at this stage.

    • 124
      Another Engineer says:

      Nobody there thought there would be any other outcome, did they?

      It was all pre-arranged.

  23. 50
    Le Monde correspondent says:

    This is all worthy of a rather bad reality show laced with a little of deliberate or accidental homophobia, of which this blog, of course, is never guilty

  24. 52
  25. 57
    Rafa Benitez says:

    Has David Cameron been assasinated yet?

  26. 63
    Chris Bryant says:

    Why the Duke of Cambridge? He could have sat on my head.

  27. 68
    Hey righties! says:

    • 76
      Old biddy died as a rsult of mugging just this week says:

      Something tells me that the black community have nothing to fear when it comes to old ladies,except when they put up a fight trying to hang onto their purse maybe.

  28. 73
    Ungandan Embassy says:

    Mr Bryant would find a welcome in Uganda.

  29. 75
    Kebab travel update says:

    A102 Blackwall Tunnel is heavy and slow moving Southbound due to a broken down vehicle near Blackwall Lane. Expect delays.

  30. 81
    MPs Register of interests says:

    This Rifkinbd has just been to Austria and picked up £20,000 plus expenses

    from http://www.lgt.at/en/about-us/index.html

    Experts in tax avoidance

    • 82
      MPs Register of interests says:

      Received fee of £20,000 for speech and associated activities at Conference of LGT Bank in
      Vienna, 24 September 2012. Address of payer: 35 Dover Street London W1S 4NQ. Hours: 3-4
      hrs, plus flight to Vienna on the previous day

    • 85
      WW2 says:

      Is he looking for his family gold in the lakes?

      • 151
        Anonymous says:

        His son, Hugo, is a right annoying “progressive” *unt who writes for The Times. He give the imnpression of fitting right in with Dave and his crew of metrosexual wankers.

    • 95
      Anonymous says:

      avoid money.
      avoid taxes.
      rocket science?

    • 134
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

      Do they still make them scrub the pavements there?

  31. 83
    A qualified todger doctor says:

    Looks just like a penis only smaller.

  32. 92
    Operation Crossbow says:

    More skidmarks in those knickers than the end of Heathrow runway.

  33. 93
    Young Mr Grace says:

    You’ve all done very well.

  34. 96
    This is how Is*ael keeps a ceasefire says:

    Funny how it’s always claimed Is*ael are never the aggressors.

    A Palestinian man has been shot dead by Is*aeli soldiers close to the Gaza border. It is the first reported killing since the ceasefire between Hamas and Is*ael came into force on Wednesday evening. The IDF said it fired warning shots at a group walking towards the border fence, then fired at their legs when they did not respond.

    And funny how IDF soldiers always strive to avoid casualties but somehow end up killing people. In this case, they only shot at legs but due to wind resistance and thermodynamics, the bullet ended up travelling up the leg and into the head.

  35. 97
    Wouldn't happen here says:

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains, then went home with his new 51-inch flat screen television and left the toddler behind.

  36. 100

    Bryant is one of the most odious creatures ever to foul the air at Westminister.

    The once proud people of Rhondda have turned themselves into a laughing stock by continuing to elect this disgusting man.

    He is an embarrasment and they should atone for their stupidity by deselecting him and choosing one of their own to represent them in Parliament

  37. 101
    MB. says:

    Just been listening to More or Less on Radio 4. The Daily Telegraph reaching their usual high standards of accuracy, they ran a story in September that only 100 cod left in the North Sea. The experts say there are actually estimated to be 436,900,000.

  38. 107
    A House on Stilts says:

    Nowt downstairs.

  39. 116
    Anonymous says:

    The gay Russian spy in the shower very likely has more damaging photos of CB. Shouldn’t there be a full enquiry to make sure security hasn’t been breached?

  40. 125
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I wonder if Rifkind has ever thought about resigning from the ‘Friends of Israel’ group – after all when any MP “get’s” elected – they are automatically approached by the FOI group to become subsidiary spokespersons for them – a neat trick in the political world – isn’t it with of course the implied or otherwise of join us it could be good for your career as an MP?

  41. 130
    Jimmy says:

    “what is going on with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Russia?”

    I assume Putin’s PR man is trying to put more helpful people in control and his tory allies are doing their best to help.

  42. 135
  43. 136
    Millibadger says:

    And he criticises David Cameron for what he does over the Internet!

  44. 142
    Lagwolf says:

    Not exactly Anthony Weiner is it…

  45. 145
    Bluebottle says:

    Why is that MP in the photo wearing only his underpants?

    It is not normal to take photos when you are not wearing your trousers

  46. 161
    Faecal Matters And Parish Round Up says:

    Ah, the ex- Rev Bryant. The Anglican Church’s loss is politics’ gain.

  47. 162
    Anna says:

    What a pathetic sight! Almost enough to make reconsider one’s opinion of Rebbekah Brooks.

  48. 164
    Can you smell Mike Hunt says:

    When you have a small nob you should wear boxers! What make of camera do p–fs prefer?

  49. 166
    kinnochio says:

    I just don’t get it. Surely underpants Bryant posted the photo so that people could see it? Isn’t it in the pubic sorry public domain?

    Why would he object to more exposure?


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