January 7th, 2013

Lord Strathclyde Resigns – Full Letters

Having been in the Shadow Cabinet or the Cabinet since 1997, the leader of the House of Lords Tom Strathclyde has just announced his resignation. Apparently he wants to pursue other interests. You have to wonder why the change of heart given the recent reshuffle. Intriguing… 

UPDATE: And the Dear Tom from the PM:

It may be the first day back at school, but odd to resign on relaunch day.


Hill was bored of education, not life, if Guido remembers correctly…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Check his expenses…… or dodgy meetings…….

    • 3
      • 16
        Birgit says:

        I’m not proud of sleeping with a ­married man,” she said. “But I feel Lord Strathclyde took advantage of me when I was at my most vulnerable and I feel betrayed.

        “I’m talking about this now because I’m fed up of this Government’s ­hypocrisy and how they preach to us about family ­values.

        “They make speeches about it yet, at the same time, a senior Cabinet ­Minister and friend of David Cameron is sneaking away from his wife to have sex with me.”

        • 27
          Lord Presclot of Pies says:

          Eee bah gum, lass! That’s nowt! While I was bangin’ me secretary on me office desk, cheetin’ on me wife, like, t’whole Labour Party were busy bombing Iraq as part their like “Effical Forin Policy” like!

          Talk aboot hypocrasy, eh lass?


          • David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

            tha lad needs shooting, ah tha say – cakes wife, nar!

        • 74
          Plato says:

          This chaps name is:
          Thomas Galloway Dunlop du Roy de Blicquy Galbraith.

          He is only 2nd Baron Strathclyde.

          His name just takes up too much room.

      • 19
        genghiz the kahn says:

        Two years after she went to the press…

    • 6
      David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

      what who or other has he shagged now, ey?

    • 72
      Liarpoliticians says:

  2. 2
    Silent Bob says:

  3. 4
    Tuscan Tony says:


  4. 5
    Phil says:

    wow….who gives a fuck !!

    • 70
      Britannia says:

      Clearly not Dave, as he did not actually formally accept the resignation, merely wished him good luck in the future.

  5. 7
    Anonymous says:

    retiring to spend time with someone elses money.

    • 12
      genghiz the kahn says:

      Not retiring to spend more time with someone else’s wife?

    • 63
      Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

      I suppose I belong to that category with my pension, compo and benefits.

  6. 9
    I don't nee d no do ctor says:


  7. 11
    ed martin says:

    is this the only way a chap can get peoples’ attention these days?

  8. 13
    Dave's a Camoron says:

    Mice and ship comes to mind.

    • 20
      Marcus BigSocks says:

      Cam .. Moron.. Hahn ahh ahh ha!

      Did you see that everyone? Look… He’s taken Cameron and made it into Camer Moron
      My sides have split laughing at that joke. What a brilliant bit.. You should be on the telly mate.. That’s a riot..I bet you is well funny.

      Camer moron..ho ho ho..tears to eyes isn’t it. So funny..

      • 34
        An amateur psychologist says:

        You may laugh, but I think David Cameron was called ‘Camoron’ at school (and possibly beyond), and this caused considerable psychological damage which ultimately created the revolting arrogance he displays towards everyone today.

    • 31
      Do pay attention, child. says:

      Rats, dear boy. Rats.

  9. 14
    The Iron Bitch says:

    Any of you watch The Iron Lady last night? I particularly enjoyed the scenes showing Thatcher’s dementia.

    • 21
      I don't nee d no do ctor says:

      Then you can look forward to dementia when you get it.

    • 22
      Neil Kinnock says:

      I liked it when she won three elections and labour imploded.

    • 39
      Tony Blair Millionaire says:

      I hated the bit where she kept telling everyone to “Buy British” in order to promote British jobs. What a bigot. A much better slogan is “Outsource British jobs to India”, which is what I encouraged everyone to do.

    • 73
      Anonymous says:

      may have seen it, but can’t recall it..

  10. 17
    I don't nee d no do ctor says:

    Tessa Jowell on Daily Politics. Stupid, thick, are words that spring to mind.

  11. 18
    ed martin says:

    family values?

    what price birgit?

  12. 24
    Pol Pot says:

    What is it he has he resigned from?, not his position of privilege in the HOL all found and £300 pounds a day attendance money I take it?.

  13. 26
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Vote Cameron, get Labour policies.

    Maybe Lord Strathclyde can stomach the heir to Blair no longer.

    Never understood why a Tory leader would want to be a Labour tribute act – as it turns out a third rate one at that.

    Vote UKIP.

  14. 28
    Hangfire. says:

    Looks Like Dave and Nick’s relaunch failed to gain Earth orbit then.

  15. 29
    Taxpayer says:

    Dear Tom
    F**k off and take the other 742 with you.

    • 65
      Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

      I think they do an excellent job as a revising and scrutinising chamber.

  16. 30
    CCHQ Press Officer says:

    In the immortal words of Spike Milligan

    “What are we going to do now?”

    • 36
      David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

      Who knows, fuck nose.


      • 40
        David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

        sorry, couldn’t resist, sorry Charles/Carlo,

        • 44
          David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

          By the way have met HRH Charlie down my way, and I asked him if he didn’t mind me calling him Carlo, as he said feel free, and I did, and said to him feel free here also, and he bought a holiday home.

          Talk about taking the piss?

    • 37
      Dave says:

      Ad Lib. Just make it up, I do it all the time.

      I believe in marriage, that’s why I believe in gay marriage, that’s why I believe in open marriage, that’s why I believe Tom can embrace marriage and shag unmarried women at the same time.

  17. 32
    Owen Jones says:

    Relaunch ?

    It’s more like a funeral.

    Bring on the next opinion poll .

  18. 38
    Addison Lee says:

    We can confirm that a taxi is on the way to “The Bunker” for David Cameron.

  19. 42
    Rinka Scott says:

    ” it has been a particular pleasure to serve in Cabinet with you as Prime Minister “.

    Why is that I wonder ?

  20. 45
    Rebbekah says:

    ‘Shagger’ Strathclyde now gone. Is there no end to Dave’s misery?

  21. 46
    Dave and Nick re-take their vows says:
  22. 47
    Mark Reckless says:

    If it is really true that a Tory Cabinet Minister has been shagging a single mum it is truly disgusting .

    What sort of impression does this give to our young boys and girls .

    It is at times like this I dread to think how they will behave when they are grown up .

    I thought with all that trouble with Ces Parkinson the party had put this type of behaviour behind it .

    We have been cruelly let down.

  23. 48
    Lord Streptococci says:

    I just can’t take the hypocrisy any longer. Cameron you are Blair reincarnated

  24. 49
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    The BBC are now putting it about that Mr Cameron is going to “feel” Lord Strathclyde’s loss.

    Is there any end in sight to the depravities we have to pay for ?

  25. 52
    Call me Dave says:

    Am I taking Nick up the aisle again?

  26. 55
    loopy Lou says:

    I trust this has nothing to do with the Ivory Coast.

  27. 59
    Bert Jalland says:

    Are there anymore hedge fund members left in the Cabinet?

    Yes or no ?

  28. 60
    Boris says:

    Being in the Tory party is like the movie Highlander. There can be only one swordsman – and its gonna be me :D

  29. 62
    David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

    Lord Strathclydel’s misses, contemplating,

  30. 66
    An old Harki says:

    Let us get this right shall we.

    You play rugby second row for your country having learned the words of the first verse of the national anthem backwards.

    You take a few kicks in the groin for your troubles .

    At 33 years of age your career is finished.

    What does your country do for you?

    It tells you to sling your hook!

    Oh England, My England !

    • 68
      David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

      We have all got harping sad stories, my rugger friend. Rugger is a man’s game, and the kick in the nuts sadly is biggest when you are not as good as what is behind you. Fight of the fittest ol’ boy, that is what rugger is about.

      Find another avenue, ol’ boy, I am sure you will – I can tell these things. Be well boring, but it will pay the rent, at least.

      • 69
        David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

        …and being what youve done, your main enemy is yourself – people out there will give you every chance to carry on with life now on, let me tell you that for nothing. You are battleing against youself, now. And it is a simple easily won battle, believe me. Just got to get over that hump in front of you.

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