December 5th, 2012

Margaret Hodge Worked for PriceWaterhouse

When Margaret Hodge went off on one about the ‘Big 4′ professional services firms this morning, she awkwardly forgot that half the shadow cabinet have employed staffers from PricewaterhouseCoopers during the last year. Could there be anything else languishing deep down in Hodge’s memory that she needs reminding of? Something that happened before she became an MP, perhaps? Maybe to do with a past career choice?

Between 1992 and 1994 Hodge worked as a senior consultant for, you guessed it, PriceWaterhouse, as they were known before the 1998 merger with Coopers & Lybrand. Guido would ask what her duties were, but she’d probably just dodge the question…


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    Kebab Time says:

    Oh dear, this is rather embarrassing for Hodge!

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    I’ll thue, and I’ll thue until I am thick.

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    Anonymous says:

    I know I know, cleaning the toilets….

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    Anonymous says:

    Truly Journalism of the highest quality… If this story had any legs it would have run off into the hills by now
    You don’t even pay inheritence tax on shares within a privately owned company you dick

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    Sandra in Accounts says:

    No dead tree press will touch this story or any other story focussing on the pigs in Westminster anymore.

    They have silenced the print presses. Putinified.

    If Miliband was any kind of leader, instead of an institutionalised public sector North London millionaire wonk, he would remove the whip from brazen hypocrits like Hodge the Dodge.

    But he wont – because he would probably lose half of his front bench & most of his MPs.

    Keep at this troughing lying hypocrit Guido – as we no longer have a free press its up to you to keep us informed about these bastards.

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      Soontobere-educated says:

      That’s a gross misrepresentation. He’d wouldn’t lose half his MP’s, it would be more like 95%.

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      Can you smell Mike Hunt says:

      Well said that man! Anon is a tosser,typical apologist for Liebore
      ps what has clown Balls done to his head?

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    • 35
      Anonymous says:

      to use a whip is a sign of cruelty,

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    • 38
      WVS says:

      Bleak assessment – but rings true.

      Those venals scumbags have used dead children to kill the free press and stop public scrutiny of their self serving, self satisfied, self entitled lives.

      I dont know how Hodge can look herself in the mirror.

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        Interested Public says:

        I think it was only one dead child, the other has not been accounted for yet.

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          Anonymous says:

          the other is not accounted for means that … we should have endless sympathy. load of rubbish. ppl have their own lives too,

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      • 109
        Cynical-old-bag says:

        She might have one of those mirrors that tells her she’s the loveliest person in the land. You know – the ones they use in fairy tales…….!

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    Rick the Roman says:

    She really is a hypocrite of the highest order.

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      Gonk III says:

      Extreme hypocrisy seems to mutate into a rather serious mental condition.
      An illness where the sufferers or perpetrators become unaware of the symptoms
      and spout puerile pathetic rubbish.

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    Sally Bercow says:

    I totes luv Maggie Hodge! *smiles* Leave her alone! *angry face* Or you’ll have me to answer to! *serious face* I’m totes loyal 2 my pals! *high-5* And I’m a successful career person. *opens gloryhole and mouth*

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    I was there when she joined us. To be honest I was never that sure what she did either except that it was mostly local government because she was seen as an expert and had a fantastic network given her previous role on Islington Borough Council.

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  10. 14
    Serious Question says:

    What does an Egyptian urn at PWC?

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    Scatty Maggie says:

    Must be taxing her memory?

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  12. 16
    The savant8.5 says:

    Most of them are at it. Gweed. .

    Did you not highlight some time back that. Gawke s wife. Worked or. Works for tax avoidance specialists. .?

    And he s boss of hmrc !!

    ( i. Wonder if his first name is guido too………

    Guido. Gawke. … Could be your cousin thrice removed … Painful !!!)

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    • 63
      Anonymous says:

      it is said that a servant has as much power as the master,
      is this really true?

      when there is a conflict of interest we need greater light.
      in the case of prince charles and his spidery handwriting around whitehall we have less light,

      odd or what,

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  13. 19
    It's a Knockout! says:

    Stuart Hall, latest celeb to be arrested for pervo behaviour.

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  14. 20
    Medicine Balls says:

    Mrs Balls was just on the telly, looking as rough as a dog. In wonder if something has gone wrong for the golden couple given Mr balls’ performance today.

    Even the BBC presenter made her look like an eejit and he wasn’t even trying. She was saying that the government should spend the 4G money on infrastructure to get the economy moving straight away and had no answer when the BBC chappy pointed out that is exactly what George had announced.

    But didn’t she look rough.

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  15. 21
    Margaret Hodge says:

    So you think I’m a hypocrite, Guido?

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  16. 22
    UKIPman says:

    Stuart Hall, ex-BBC presenter arrested on historic r*ape and indecent assault allegations. It’s a Knock-out blow for the Beeb perhaps.

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  17. 23
    Anonymous says:

    Guido worked as a trader “in the global equity markets.”

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  18. 31
    ***No News Is Good News*** says:

    It has been better without a certain over-sleeper today, don’t you agree?

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      But We Love Him Anyway, Don't We, Though? says:

      As opposed to the days when he shows up on time and sleepwalks through it all?

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    Historian of our times says:

    And, for information

    http://www.stemcor.com/search.aspx?kw=auditors&x=16&y=7

    Deloittes are Stemcor’s auditors

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    Operation Crossbow says:

    The BBC are a hoot, bleating away for the dossers and scroungers on benefits whilst ignoring the huge rise in taxes the majority have had to live with to pay off Gordon Brown’s mess.

    In fact thinking about it, not once have I heard McRuin’s name pass the lips of any BBC type today.

    And the BBC ‘spin’ over Ed Balls dismal performance is…… yep he was taken by surprise that the news wasn’t as bad as first though. Probably because Balls keeps listening to the doom and gloom merchants at the BBC.

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    • 110
      Anonymous says:

      He still came up with the best line of the day:

      Not wavering.. drowning.

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    • 157
      Tory insanity exposed says:

      “ignoring the huge rise in taxes the majority have had to live with to pay off Gordon Brown’s mess”

      And of course there is gigantic rise in foreign aid to pay for, the rise in EU tribute to find, quango land and the corporate big charity monster to feed and of course the ecomentalist windmill lunacy not to mention the 2 billion to Uganda and Columbia.

      Gordon Brown left office over two years ago, if the Cameron regime acted like a real Tory regime and slashed all the above there would be hardly any deficit now. But then again Camerons monkeys will still be blaming El mucho crazy when they lose the next election.

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  21. 49
    David Cameron says:

    Oh Dear this is very sad news for ruper tmurdoch Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has died at age 103. R.I.P

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    • 58
      RED ED MILLIONAIREBAND says:

      Wasn’t she at one of Gordon’s pyjama parties ?

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    • 93
      Anonymous says:

      perhaps that will be a significant release for Mr Murdoch.
      he knows a lot.

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      • 130
        Anonymous says:

        his mother hated his son for the purchase of gutter press,
        but who else would inquire into the moral lapses of the elite…

        she hated invasion of privacy, but the greater freedoms we give the elite the more they need to be scrutinised. can they handle all that freedom?

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    • 159
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Rupert has set the “BOG STANDARDS” of “Guttter journalism” above all. Even before his popping of his clogs – there is a psychophantic legion of Rsewipe journo’s and other Media Moguls – who cannot ween themselves off of that they ‘look up to and adore him’ – they ‘talk him up’ like he is ‘some kind of god’ – What does it meak them look like – evil bastards promoting their own evil bastard king lear.

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  22. 53
    Slugged her with me lead pipe in the library says:

    It is being inclusive, and a good source to find out what PWJ, or whatever they call themselves, think and are up to in their dark back rooms.

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  23. 54
    Slugged her with me lead pipe in the library says:

    PW is inclusive, aren’t they?

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  24. 61
    Blinky Balls says:

    I need to get something dirty on Miliband. He’s bound to try to sack me after that performance.

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  25. 62
    Stuart Hall says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha -> Cop Shop

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    It's a Cockout! says:

    The broadcaster Stuart Hall has been arrested and questioned over allegations of r*pe and indecent assault, the BBC understands. The investigation, led by Lancashire Police, relates to historical allegations but the force will provide no further details.

    The 82-year old BBC radio presenter, from Wilmslow in Cheshire, has been questioned at an undisclosed location. When contacted his agent would not make any comment. Mr Hall is best known for his distinctive style of sports reporting on BBC Radio 5 live – as well as his work on the 1970s hit show It’s A Knockout.

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  27. 69
    St. Tony Blair says:

    so what! At least she held a proper job and at least it is relevant to her current position!

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    • 112
      Anonymous says:

      and what proper job did you hold?
      before you got rid of dictators and now you support them.

      maybe the trick is to be close to what you want, and your proximity to dictators imply that you yourself are a dictator.
      no…thankyou…not needed any more. and all the best for your future,

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    Operation Crossbow says:

    I notice the BBC have done ‘selective editing’ with Balls and seem to have cut out all his stammering and fluffing.

    Have the BBC got an agenda?

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    Stuart Hall says:

    Colin Bell wandered lonely as a cloud. That floats on high o’er vales and hills. When all at once I saw a Maine Road crowd, A host, of golden daffodils.

    Mike Pejic strides deep meadows yet, for to forget. The lies, and truths, and pain? . . . oh! yet. Stands the Church clock at ten to three? Turnstiles swing. And is there honey still for tea?

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    It's a Cockout! says:

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    tourmaline says:

    Please keep this odious woman in the headlights Guido. She has more skeletons in her cupboard than a cemetery!!

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    I don't want to share the same air as the Edinburgh dogshite says:

    She is clearly playing us all for fools.

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    Stewart Hall says:

    It’s a knob out

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    James Bong says:

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    Proud to be a UKIP member. says:

    Get the cross-hair sight out again!

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  39. 106
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    If the cap fits……

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    steph 2 eds flanders says:

    Just looked at Political Betting, they say that if milliband jnr sacks balls he will replace him with milliband snr and wait for it, you could not make it up Rachel Reeves, christ on a bike is that the best the milliband has got

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    Fracking Good Budget says:

    The BBC are foaming at the mouth. Just about every wise head they have interviewed outside Westminster this afternoon has gone off message and praised today’s budget. They aren’t too concerned about a triple dip recession and are now hopeful that the government at long last is listening to business and putting proper enabling measures in place.

    Couple that with Ed Balls’ strange rant in Parliamment earlier it is not a good day for Ed M and the BBC

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    • 131
      NYT Board says:

      Can we please return this CEO we picked up ? We’re family friendly and he’s scaring the children.

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    The Woolworths fire of Turner Prizes says:

    Stuart Hall, but no mention of Rolf? ROFL

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      Operation Crossbow says:

      I love the way the BBC say ‘historical allegations of rape’ as if somehow that makes it less worse.

      I don’t remember that phrase when the BBC were spouting on about ‘ a senior Tory from the Thatcher Government’

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        Blowing Whistles says:

        All the paedos in the higher profile positions of power consist of MP’s, Royals, Lawyers, Judges, Coppers and Journo’s – they’re all working together to try to ignore and downplay the whole child abuse – subject matter.

        It is beyond time that those in power who have clean hands – got their spines re-inserted – and called the shot on the whole child abuse matter and that damned well includes the subject matter of the sickness within the Family Courts System.

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    Mr Blobby says:

    Guess how many times I copped a feel while I was falling on top of people in my pink fatsuit. Blobby!

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    Constipatiom is suffered by the toilet shy says:

    Money for old rope.

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    Constipation is suffered by the toilet shy says:

    oops, tion even. It is a psychological condition you know.

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  46. 148
    Gerry McCann registered child minder says:

    Stuart Hall really is a nonce
    22 years ago when young rich and famous and with an office in Warrington a local told me about a 12 year old year whse mother had sold her to him

    “UP AND UNDER AGE” As the late Eddie Wareing would have said

    Never trust anybody who is jocular, they all have something to hide

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      Arianna H's edible hamster says:

      Tell it to the 79 MP’s who recognized Pendry’s contribution back in 1999, and praise my desperate attempt for an angle.

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

    C’mon Guido, I copied that here from Wiki days ago. Try to keep up.

    You’re either in front of Guido…

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    • 152
      Gerry McCann registered child minder says:

      But you would love to sneak up behind him wouldnt you?

      Creeping up with your keys and Maglite, ready for anything

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  48. 150
    Gerry McCann registered child minder says:

    Come and look at my Didgereedildo little boy

    I have two little boys who have two little toys

    Tie me kangaroo down so i can spurt

    The Rolf Harris Christmas album set to knock Gary Glitter off the number 1 spot

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    Gideon says:

    Danny Alexander is a C*NT

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  50. 161
    Blowing Whistles says:

    As much as the MP’s might want or are being whipped to ignore the “CHILD ABUSE” issue – it ain’t going to go away – and a free press who proclaim themselves to be a free press seem to be slowly and slovenly ignoring the issue.

    Look at the number of MP’s who actually dare to speak out about “Child Abuse” – and don’t we see a very limited number (some of the few themselves are not so ‘trustworthy’ as they make themselves out to be either) – now why is that and who could they possibly all be protecting from the highest echelons?

    I read the bit in the MOS about Lord Mountbatten and his wife last sunday.

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    • 163
      Whilstles Blown says:

      Mr. Whistles – your patience and passion is commendable – that is not meant in a condescending way.

      You may want to hunt out the ISGP piece on detroux, read up on what happened in Kincora, as well as the other details stemming from Wrexham, Jersey, Islington and all else in between.

      There are some very good blog resources out there – I would be wary of the tap though as it has a lot of misinformation. If you are familiar with the false ecuadorean lead who may be in argentina right now you will know what is meant.

      The US State department reports are also very useful.

      It is worth mugging up on the law a little to understand why some in the press cannot just publish this information. You will also understand another aspect when more familiar with Kincora.

      Some knowledge of psychology is helpful. I recommend getting familiar with the areas of psychopathic disorders, and so called ‘programming’ techniques (trauma based in particular). This helps understand the nature of the perpetrators – which can help with research (know your enemy), and also in understanding why the problem exists, which can help with reinforcing personal detachment.

      Anger is natural – but if you find you cannot channel your emotion then leave this materiel to others. Research, confirming sources and building solid parts of the case for coherent revelation is much more constructive.

      The issue is not going away, it is being addressed, and judging by the flurry of activity updating various wiki entries this has been realized. The rentier Dolphins of Pimlico in particular appear to be getting nervous.

      Good luck !

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      • 166
        Blowing Whistles says:

        I have done my research and know all about Pimlico. I am limited as to what I choose to put up on here – but I have done; to repeat my myself – my research.
        As for the legions of Snake-oil Salesmen, shrinks and quacks as I freely call them; from the world of Raj Persaud, David Southall, Sir Prof Roy Meadows etc – they are but bit-part actors of the whole protection racket suborned under the overriding objective and with a need to keep the secrets of those in higher positions of authority who have abused children secret.

        As an example – Sally Clarke …. now who put her into prison and latterly refused to ‘admit’ their wrongdoing which ultimately lead to her death? The legal fraternity who used some quacks to “Get a convenient conviction” yet when Sally Clark went to the Home Office for compensation for her false imprisonment – guess what – they refused her because the liabilities were so great and of course there was the probity of the legal system to protect never mind an ‘innocent’ incarcerated because the system’s gravytrain once in train – refuses to back down. [Trupti Patel & Angela Canning are 2 others of note]

        I do not need to STAND UNDER why the press don’t publish certain information ['sub judice' for one] but they are only given licence to publish under Media Laws. Now there’s a thing … Media Laws! – which the MSM are suborned under! It’s a neat trick which means that they daren’t or conveniently agree to not call the shot [properly] on erring legals and judicials! [A transparent system is what they all call it ... ummm indeed!] whereas not being suborned to them Media laws; I am free to call the shot on erring judicials – and I have.

        btw – There are hundreds of US examples of child abuse reports and studies which I am familiar with – however because they are of a different jurisdiction the ptb in the UK are not of a want to mention them – when they completely tear to shreds the lies perpetrated in this jurisdiction.

        That’s 4 paragraphs from me – and any more on here will have some readers’
        eyes will glase over.

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        • 167
          Whilstles Blown says:

          No worries – read and understood.

          I would disregard pretty much anything on the UK front as regards psychology and paediatric research: The research is too flawed. US and Canadian papers are best to follow – in particular the work of Hare and others. The mindset being dealt with is not that much different to the more serious serial offenders – most of this is very well documented and understood. The mask of sanity always slips.

          The bfms in the UK and a similar operation in US are other components on the denial front.

          It is very much worth segregating the different aspects of the issue though. You do raise a very important point that there is a common point of failure, but Sally Clarke case is very very different to the more pertinent Jason Swift case.

          Good to keep the US stuff separate – unless you happen upon a direct link. The motivations in Europe are a little different – but there are some common reasons for why this happens.

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  51. 165
    Socialist J3WSRUS says:

    Miliband
    Oppenheimer
    Levy
    Leveson
    Berger
    Mandelson
    Lipton
    Green
    Maxwell
    Kaufmmann
    Abrahams
    Winston

    To name but a few

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  52. 175
    Fagin says:

    ‘I don’t know how Hodge looks herself in the mirror?’
    See your previous remarks above this statement.

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