December 5th, 2012

Hodge the Dodge: Satire is Dead

Question-dodging Margaret Hodge had some nerve asking the PM about tax avoidance today, and when she got her phone out to tweet afterwards the irony knew no bounds:

Never mind the fact that she still hasn’t answered Guido’s repeated questions about her own tax arrangements. Come on Margaret, what was that about failing to answer questions? 


95 Comments

  1. 1
    Jen The Blue says:

    Champagne socialist is hypocrite. Nowt new there.

    • 9
      Arse bandit of Old England! says:

      Surely time for a piece of real investigative journalism to be done on Stemcor’s tax arrangements and of trusts hat benefit from profits… Ohh that’s right post Leveson they are all to scared poopless to have a crack!

      • 72
        Dick Droxford says:

        Without wishing to give the impression that my preferred head apparel is the much vaunted tin foil hat, I am suspicious of the lack of interest that Cameron and the Conservatives in general appear to have in Hodge’s tax arrangements. I am not holding my breath for any investigation either. She is very relaxed about it all and probably has good reason to be.

    • 10

      She told Daily Politics on Tuesday she is taking action.

      Are you being sued yet.

      Will Stemcor appear before the PAC?

      • 70
        dee cam says:

        Hodge the dodge. lol

        Best I could come up with is Mag the bag.

        • 91
          an imartial observer says:

          I think ‘Hodger The Dodger’ sounds better. Reminds one of that bloke ruled Albania. Another socialist paradise

    • 26
      Margaret Oppenheimer Multimillionairess and socialist MP says:

      From wiki

      Margaret Eve Oppenheimer was born in Egypt in 1944 to Hans Oppenheimer and his wife Lisbeth (née Hollitscher).[1][2] Hans had left Stuttgart, Germany in the mid-1930s to join an uncle in his metals trading business based in Cairo and Alexandria

      From Stemcor

      Stemcor is a privately owned company. The majority of shares are held by the Oppenheimer family, with the balance of shares held by other directors and employees.

      From Stemcor

      Margaret Hodge’s shareholding in Stemcor

      2,399,600 shares in Stemcor are currently held in Margaret Hodge’s name. This excludes shares held in trust or in her children’s names. The shareholding equates to 1.26% of the total share capital and the current value of the shareholding is £1.8m.

      http://www.stemcor.com/Response%20to%20further%20allegations%20of%20tax%20avoidance%20in%20the%20UK%20press.aspx

      So we still don’t know how many shares she holds in trust or in her Children’s names, both of which are tax avoidance vehicles, perfectly legal, perfectly sensible but in her case are the actions of a hypocrite.

      • 32
        Money Talks says:

        I see she also worked for Price Waterhouse, Chuka and Reeves’s friends.

      • 75
        It needs a better woman than I says:

        Margaret Eve Oppenheimer

        I sure that there is a tatsy anagram here somewhere.

        No ‘b’ for bitch. or ‘y’ for hypocrite, or ‘u’ for ugly.
        There is a ‘v’ for vile, but not the ‘l’.

        I give up!

        • 92
          Clare Deloon says:

          There’s an anagram solver prog somewhere on the net that gives you all the alternatives. Go hunting.

      • 76
        Maqboul says:

        But if you start ranting on about the poor people not having roofs over their heads and rich people dodging their fair share of tax it tends to shift the gaze of the electorate away from the ranter to this mythical club called “The Rich” who do fuck all most of the day except steal the poor’s birthright.

        I’m an idle bastard who doesn’t want to get his arse off the sofa every day so I’ll vote for this person who is going to give me other people’s money.

    • 35
      Anonymous says:

      When she got up to speak about tax avoidance Dave should have been facing an open goal. But where was he – back in the changing rooms still lacing up his fucking boots!

      Someone tell the Tories that when they have an open goal ffs SHOOT!

  2. 2
    Brass-necked, or what? says:

    Piano wire on order.

  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    She , like most politicians is a hypocrite.

  4. 4
    Bill says:

    guido the woman has no shame thats the problem with these people.

  5. 5
    She voted for Iraq in return for being made human rights envoy says:

    Fucking Ann Clwyd turning on the waterworks. Phoney c-unt loves turning on the histrionics.

  6. 6
    BBC Pornographic Workshop says:

    Hope HMRC are chasing her.

  7. 7

    Has she actually sued anyone yet?

  8. 8
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatist umplre says:

    Just because her own behaviour is questionable doesn’t mean she can’t ask questions of others.

    • 12
      8illy 8owden, the world's greatist umplre says:

      In fact, I wouldn’t mind if a few more of our politicians had titanium balls like Margaret.

  9. 11
    Blinky has to make a formal apology says:

    Anyone else notice Blinky say “you’re lying” to Cameron over and over again after he quoted Burnham? Isn’t that a clear contravention of Parliamentary code of conduct? I’ll have the video uploaded soon.

    • 47
      Anonymous says:

      All joking aside, how can the behaviour of almost all of the Labour front bench be acceptable ? im actually quite scared of that shower getting in again.They are dishonest and manipulative, very worrrying.

      • 86
        Anonymous says:

        Yeah, because obviously we’re in safe hands at the moment.

        Keep hanging onto nurse dear.

  10. 13
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    Guido, these people operate with one half of their brain shut off and look out of only one eye by choice.
    That it makes them look clearly unelectable to more people is the only victory you’ll get from this, you’re banging your head against a wall here, she’s almost psychedelically deluded.

    • 17
      Gordon Brown says:

      I use NONE of my brain, and looking out of one eye is not by choice, in my instance.

      • 66
        Prince Vultan says:

        [Gordon is going to suicide ram Dave's Palace, Vultan turns to Gordon] That must be one hell of a planet you men come from!

  11. 15
    Its all ok says:

    Investors are fleeing other countries,and,deep joy,coming here to invest,so
    we can breathe a sigh of relief cos george said so.

  12. 16
    Ed Milliband (Special Needs) says:

    I think what’s important is that Margaret is showing that tax avoidance is an important issue that we need to get round the table to discuss and that’s what’s important.

    The fact the stupid woman is a tin-eared fucking hypocrite is neither here nor there.

  13. 18
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Does she originally hail from Liverpool by any chance?

    • 23
      Dave says:

      no she is egyptian

      • 29
        Margaret Oppenheimer says:

        German actualy but the Openheimer family had moved from Germany to Egypt in the 1930s to work in the family’s metal trading business where she was born in 1944. By this time the family were stateless and moved to London.

  14. 20
    Jimmy says:

    The problem with tweets is that you only get 140 characters. Obviously she meant intelligent questions.

  15. 21
    Let's invade Australia for sedition! says:

    The hospital treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge says it “deeply regrets” giving out information about her condition to hoax callers from an Australian radio station.

    • 22
      Let's invade Australia for sedition! says:

    • 41
      The Free Press of Australia says:

      That was a fair dinkum bit of social engineering.

      Strewth – we thought the pretend Corgies let alone our accent and obvious international placed call would have given the game away.

  16. 24
    Dave says:

    be really nice if Stemcor appeared on the list

  17. 25
    sproggingforbenefits says:

    About time Hodges financial arrangements were brought into the public domain, so all can see whether she is a hypocrite or not.
    Any nearer?

  18. 27
    Taxfodder says:

    She is ignoring you Guido…

    I suspect she considers you are irrelevant.

    • 36
      nemo says:

      Yerrrs, like the tiny tiny 1.8 mill – your blog is just a tiny tiny fly in the media ointment so she’s going to ignore you.

      Silly bitch.

  19. 28
    Miriam says:

    What an odious woman, she and TWatson make a right couple.
    Typical socialist scum bags.

  20. 30
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Her excuse would be that she owns only one-and-a-quarter percent of the shares and couldn’t possibly use her voting strength to change policy anyway, even if it were proved the company were involved in aggressive tax avoidance. But she dare not sell off the shares and deprive her kids of their legacy, oh no. People like her can’t afford to stand on principle where giving their kids’ kids a leg up in life with trust funds is concerned. No, the grandkids have to have a bit of an independent income so they can afford to engage in “social activism” instead of having a workaday job like the plebs out there. And why not– all in a good cause, yeah?

    • 33
      Time to Fess up Margaret Oppenheimer says:

      But do the shares (numbers unknown) that she has placed into trust and her children’s names to avoid tax also carry voting rights?

  21. 37
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    And no national dead tree press will touch this or any other story about MPs now that Leveson has “Putinified” the free press.

    Far from being the wild west, the web is the only place left to read anything resembling the truth.

  22. 38
    David Cameron says:

    Speaking of Osborne & Little,I have no further comment on this matter.It is for Gideon Osborne to give further and better particulars.

    • 50
      Judge Pickled says:

      I have fondled his particulars. They were not very particular. But that Stemcor woman – fine filly. I believe Gangam Style is the correct vernacular.

  23. 42
    Time to set the record straight says:

    George Osborne faces mounting calls to hand back the £450,000 profit he made flogging his taxpayer-funded second home.

    The Chancellor’s windfall provoked outrage across the political spectrum when it was revealed by Guido Fawkes yesterday.

    Allies of Nick Clegg said the Deputy PM returned the £38,750 profit he made from selling his second home in Sheffield– and called on Mr Osborne to do the same.

    Right wing political blogger,Guido Fawkes,also urged the Chancellor to “do the right thing”.

    Mr Fawkessaid: “If an MP has sold a second home which was purchased with the aid of taxpayers’ money then it seems only fair that a proportionate chunk of the profit should go back to Exchequer.”

    David Cameron had already condemned Mr Osborne’s “greed”, saying it made him “unfit to govern”.

  24. 44
    tourmaline says:

    LOL1 bullyballs just on tv responding to chancellor’s statement complaining that the ‘deficit is not rising’ !!!

    Then he realises he’s shot himself in the foot and tries to correct but not before the HOC breaks into uproarious laughter.

    • 46
      BBC Pravda says:

      We won’t be showing that tonight.

    • 49
      A big Ed and Ed Fail. says:

      The worstIi have ever seen Balls in Parliament. Both Eds have had a torrid time today.

    • 53
    • 54
      Operation Crossbow says:

      That’s why Balls started again, so the BBC can edit it out totally.

      • 59
        BBC Pαεdophile Ring says:

        Are you suggesting we cover things up?

        • 63
          tourmaline says:

          Oh Yes rather like margarethodge when she was leader of that london council.

          • From Wiki says:

            In 1985, Demetrious Panton complained about abuse that he had suffered while in the council’s care in the 1970s and 1980s. He did not receive an official reply until 1989, in which the council denied responsibility

            In 2003, following Hodge’s appointment as Minister for Children, Demetrious Panton went public with his allegation that he was abused in Islington Council care and had repeatedly raised this issue with no effect. He accused Hodge of being ultimately responsible for the abuse that he suffered. Davies also went public with the issues that she had raised concerns about while working for the council.[13] Following a media campaign conducted by several national newspapers calling for her to resign from her new post, she responded to Panton by letter, in which she referred to him as ‘extremely disturbed’. Panton then passed the letter to the press which planned to publish it, only to be judicially restrained from doing so at the instruction of Hodge. The letter was eventually published, mainly on the grounds that the blocking of the letter was seen as disproportionate. Hodge was forced to publicly apologise and offered to contribute to a charity of Panton’s choosing as recompense

        • 64
          Operation Crossbow says:

          The BBC only cover up things that would embarrass the Liebore party, with the Tories they smear and lie

        • 83
          Sir Jimmy says:

          Now then, apocalypse now then.

  25. 52
    steve smith says:

    See her glaring at the Tories when some were shouting Stemcor at her scummy bitch

    • 58
      Anonymous says:

      They all have this “right to rule” type attitude,Ed x2 Hattie etc just sit there waiting for their turn again even though they have done b*gger all to produce any new policies in 2 1/2 years !

      • 85
        Tom Watson's Brighton fun says:

        Quite extraordinary that the exact same shower of shite as last time are sitting on the shadow bench and they are 14 points ahead whilst nobody seems to know what their policies would be to sort out their mess. Without the New Labour machine reigning them in, if they get elected they are going to be extremely evil. It is indeed deeply troubling.

  26. 55
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Balls has been on the lash, he’s all over the place. Hasn’t got a clue.

  27. 57
    Call me Dave says:

    I really am a pathetic bell end.

  28. 62
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Cameron and Osborne look totally bored to death and I don’t blame them. Ball is just rambling away

    • 67
      Fuck the LibLabCon says:

      And Ed Millionaireband looks like a nodding mong with a broken nose..

      • 94
        Clare Deloon says:

        He looked utterly bewildered to me at what Balls was spouting on about. Both completely out of their depth.

  29. 65
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Who is the opposition twat currently speaking in the hoc? Who is this useless bloke?

  30. 68
    New Balls Please says:

    Someone had best call an ambulance for Mr Balls. His mind is wandering, his speech disjointed and he makes no sense.

  31. 69
    Tax is theft says:

    Theres an overweight, blinking buffoon with a poor haircut in the House of Commons rambling and shouting at the sky like a tramp in the park on meths.
    Is this care in the community or did he escape from a mental institution?

  32. 71
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Margaret Hodge has the thickest skin of any life form on the planet.

  33. 84
    Chelsea and Dameon Chave says:

    Why aint sum won menshonned the royal baybee?

    Itz wat us plebs wanna bee earing abowt.

  34. 89
    Tiny Tim says:

    Margaret has some questions to answer before she start to pontificate about tax dodging. Ask her the question and see if you get any further than Guido. You never know if she gets the question often enough…..
    margarethodge@hotmail.co.uk


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