December 14th, 2012

Hundreds Call On Hodge the Dodge To Answer Questions

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Last night Guido’s twitter campaign to force Margaret Hodge into answering our tax questions saw hundreds of readers demand a response from the question-dodging MP. Under the hashtag #HodgeTheDodge, hundreds of tweeters flooded the Public Accounts Committee chair’s Twitter account with questions about her Stemcor shareholdings. The people have spoken, now it is up to Hodge to answer them. Guido will be waiting. In the meantime you can continue to keep up the pressure by clicking here

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  1. 1
    He who no longer posts says:

    Come in Hodge, you crim.

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  2. 2
    Popeye says:

    That’s the way to do it.

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  3. 4
    Napoleon and Snowball says:

    I do wish you little people would understand; you do as we say, not as we do . . .

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  4. 5
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Ms Hodge – I have a horrible feeling that Guido is not going to be bullied into retreat. Please answer, in fairness to your many admirers who believe you are not involved in tax dodges. We have already seen poor Ken Livingstone pilloried.

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  5. 6
    Tom Tomos says:

    It is, indeed, a mean time.

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  6. 7
    Ed Miliband (Prime Minister designate) says:

    Stop changing the topic now,you wimp David Cameron

    Call a General Election now,you twerp.

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    • 22
      nellnewman says:

      I see the useful idiot militwit has made another mindboggling announcement ‘ everyone in Britain should be able to spe@k English’

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      • 53
        DAVID MILLIBANDWAGGON says:

        Evwy body knows my pawents came to this country with nothing
        Except a huge suitcase full of cash !

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        • 60
          Freedom says:

          Nothing wrong with huge suitcases of cash, but did they ever pay the correct taxes on the income they derived from it?

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  7. 8
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Hundreds! Not thousands or millions then?

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    • 88
      Jimmy says:

      To be fair, that represents a very high proportion of guidophiles with opposable thumbs. I suspect many more would have supported the campaign had parental permission been forthcoming. Surely she is bound to crumble now in the face of this powerful, intelligent and in no way sad desperate or attention seeking campaign.

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  8. 9
    Col. Nut says:

    Apart from her own wealth Henry must have left her a not insignificant amount. She should be rolling in it.

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  9. 10
    albacore says:

    Never mind that old boiler, Hodge
    What M P ain’t into some dodge?
    You can’t even call them wily old birds
    Their shenanigans are too plain for words

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  10. 11
    Judge Dread says:

    Before I start contacting Hodge Is there a site where I can inspect all her Parliamentary expense claims since 2007 ?

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  11. 13
    bent as a nine bob note says:

    Do you want to talk about Islington care homes whilst you’re at it Margaret?

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  12. 15
    You know who thought my lawyers tell me not to says:

    Is Hodge the Dodge trending or whatever *innocent face*

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  13. 16
    Vote4Ukip says:

    If you are legally avoiding paying tax it is no worse morally whether it is by transfer pricing or any other method. Hodge the Dodge should stop being a hypocrite.

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    • 18
      nellnewman says:

      Being a hypocrite is a prerequisite compulsory qualification for being an mp.

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    • 21
      Kebab Time's F5 key says:

      X10000000

      When did politicians (aka people who seek power, suspicious if you ask me) become shining beacons of morality?

      I’ve still not quite stopped gut laughing at the sight of MPs on the PAC lecturing CFOs of highly successful companies (which employ thousands in the UK) on morality.

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    • 47
      TONY BEN'S WILL says:

      It is in my opinion,if you then go on to say how terrible all the cuts are and how you want to help the poor

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  14. 17
    David Cameron says:

    I can now confirm on my favourite blog ,something that I avoided at PMQ’s.

    I did benefit form a cut in the top rate of Income Tax,after all I am a Tory and look after Number 1.

    Good Morning

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  15. 19
    nellnewman says:

    Can we do the same for maria miller please?

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  16. 20
    Viv Dean says:

    Don’t hold your breath…
    And what are the odds on Miller resigning before 2013 now Cameron has given her his ‘full support’?

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    • 23
      nellnewman says:

      Cameron is just another grey man in much the same mould as john major.

      He should either have insisted she resign or he should have sacked her . Then at least he would have looked to be in control.

      Although he has a long way to go to be as inept and incompetent as brown, cameron nonetheless looks as though he’s staggering pointlessly from one crisis to another. He certainly does not look as if he’s in charge.

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  17. 24
    Doris Goldblatt says:

    “Ian Bell elegantly holed out to cover” *cut & paste from any ODI match report featuring Ian Bell*

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  18. 26
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    ‘Tax dodge’ rhymes with ‘Madge Hodge’. *innocent face*

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  19. 27
    Ed Balls(Chancellor Of The Exchequer Designate) says:

    Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has become the last of the three main rating agencies to put the UK’s top AAA rating on “negative outlook”.

    S&P said it could lower the UK’s rating “if fiscal performance weakens beyond our current expectations,which it most certainly will do,with the incompetents currently in Government”

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    • 33
      RED ED MILLIONAIREBAND says:

      If WE were in government, The Nation’s rating would be CCC- and on negative watch for further downgrade.

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  20. 29
    Hank the Cat says:

    This should get your xmas of th a bang

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  21. 30
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    £ 2.2 million ? Huh, that’s a ten minute speech where I come from.

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  22. 31
    She's a nasty piece of work says:

    Dreadful woman. Her late husband wasn’t very nice either. Superficially charming, he pretended to be a judge but took his orders from Downing Street and helped flood the UK with immigrants.

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    • 34
      The Libor party says:

      Did Tony give him a Peerage for his great work ?

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      • 50
        She's a nasty piece of work says:

        He was a founder of New Labour and pursuaded Blair to move to Islington to live in the house next door to his. He was appointed Chief Immigration Adjudicator in 2001, by his friend Derry Irvine, then the Lord Chancellor. In April 2005, he became President of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. He is one of the guilty men who betrayed his country for party political reasons and threw open the borders.

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        • 69
          Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

          Labour only opened the floodgates to Eastern European immigration. If my memory serves me right they often tried to stem the flow from elsewhere but without much success. The present government have the same problem.

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        • 85
          Liblabcon enemies of the English says:

          If the Tories had been in power between 1997-2010, they would have done exactly the same as Labour in flooding an already flooded Britain with yet more unwanted immigrants.

          It’s not difficult to see both parties are pushing for endless mass immigration for their own greedy selfish reasons.

          Why do Tory tribalists pretend it’s just a Labour problem, when their party is every bit as much to blame for the immigration mess?

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          • Phil says:

            It happened on Labour’s watch and trying to drag the tories into it is quite frankly fucking moronic.

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          • Liblabcon enemies of the English says:

            So your crappy party’s immigration policy is so much different than Labour’s is it? And this is the party that is trying to get Turkey into the EU!

            With Labour it’s importing a new voter base, with the Tories it’s importing cheapo workers for their crony business buddies. Both left and right scum profiting at the expense of the rest of the country.

            That’s fucking moronic.

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  23. 32
    Alonso spain says:

    Good Morning from Spain 12 Deg sun no clouds where every day another Spainish builder as been found out fiddling their taxes along with most off the Spainish people here. Soon no one will pays any tax here only the foreigners,
    But look on the bright side there will be no one working soon to pay tax
    but do they give a f**k no.

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    • 36
      Herman van Rumboy says:

      That’s why Britain needs to pay more in the the EUSSR coffers.

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      • 75
        Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

        Are there as many Brits living in Spain as there are Poles in the UK? At least the Polacks try to speak the lingo but bet you 90% of the ex-pats can’t even string a sentence together in Espanol.

        People forget we’re immigrants too. Think of all those Scousers in Bournemouth!

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  24. 35
    Margaret which face shall I show today Dodge-Hodge says:

    Hundreds, hundreds, I’ve got millions.

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  25. 37
    Ed Millionaireband says:

    I shall make a wonderful speech today.

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  26. 41
    National Socialist says:

    One year Supervision Order for Margaret Moran.

    Trebles all round. Result.

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    • 45
      National Socialist says:

      Correction – two years. The supervision element presumably to make sure she really is doolally.

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      • 58
        Sir William W says:

        Have pity on the poor soul who has to supervise her. A banker’s bonus would not be too much recompense for them.

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  27. 42
    I d on't nee d no doctor says:

    Margaret Moron gets away with a 2 year supervision order. One law for………

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    • 76
      Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

      No! It makes a change for once. Think what the effnicks get away with. £50 fine instead of 56 days in the clink for example.

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  28. 48
    ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

    9.41 am
    Thatcher would have sacked half her Cabinet by now.

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    • 67
      Aricolza Narzole says:

      Maggie wouldn’t have chosen these arseholes in the first place.

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    • 78
      Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

      God, for one moment I thought you’d just heard a news flash. Thank goodness, we can’t organise street parties in this weather!

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  29. 49
    Mad Frankie Maude says:

    A woman runs out of the steam sauna and yells to the manager: ‘Someone just touched me in there!’

    The manager doesn’t believe a word of it, but just a minute later another woman runs out of the sauna, complaining about the same.

    The manager goes into the sauna and bumps into a guy, crawling around on his knees. ‘What the hell are you doing there’, he asks.

    ‘I’m looking for my toupee’, the guys says, ‘2 times I thought I found it, but all of a sudden it disappeared…’

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  30. 51
    National Socialist says:

    It would be wonderful if the indigenous British could speak English properly.

    We can start with Eastenders and estuary English.

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    • 55
      Technomist says:

      They are actors. Pretty bad ones too. Very few people speak like that in ‘Walford’, the fictional amalgam of Walthamstow and Stratford, which are the areas Easterners is supposed to be based upon.

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      • 77
        The English Inquisition says:

        National Socialist says:

        “It would be wonderful if the indigenous British could speak English properly”

        It would be wonderful if the non indigenous “British” could speak English!…says Ed Millionaire

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  31. 52
    MARGARET STODGE says:

    Oh come come ! , everybody knows , Tax is for little people !

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  32. 54
    Brian Leveson says:

    This kind of misuse of ‘Twitter’ (whatever that me be) leaves me in no doubt that it must be regulated. I propose a voluntary system backed up by threats of arbitrary and unlimited fines, plus enormous fees to the impoverished legal profession.

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  33. 56
    Hank the Cat says:

    Just a little bit about Vazoline to remind us of his crimes
    These include being suspended from the Commons for a month for making false allegations against a former policewoman; giving misleading information to the Commons Standards Committee; failing to register payments totalling £4,500; involvement in the Hinduja ‘cash for passports’ affair; interfering in an inquiry into his friend, the bent solicitor Shahrokh Mireskandari, without declaring an interest; being mixed up with corrupt cop Ali Dizaei; and being forced to repay parliamentary expenses to which he was not entitled.

    None of this has prevented him rising to membership of the Privy Council and becoming chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee.

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  34. 61
    Gibbets Я Us says:

    Send him along…

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  35. 64
    Who says:

    “Margaret Moran sentenced to two-year supervision and treatment order”…

    How is that (once a week meeting with a probation officer and anti-depressants) justice?

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    • 66
      DAVID MILLIBANDWAGGON says:

      Big party planned tonight to celebrate her escape from justice ?

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    • 84
      Who says:

      From the BBC website:

      “(Moran) was found to have falsely claimed around £60,000 in parliamentary expenses between 2004 and 2008, of which she received £53,000.

      Her claims were the largest amount uncovered in the wake of the MPs’ expenses scandal.”

      Did I read somewhere that Miller has claimed £93,000?

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  36. 71
    You gotta pick a pocket or two says:

    Will all you little tiny people just go away? My tax dodging is no concern of yours!

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  37. 89
    Sally Bercow says:

    Why is Margaret Hodge not trending? *innocentface*

    #saddesttwittercampaignever

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“Well, then he’s gonna pay on December 2nd”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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