January 10th, 2013

Does Simon Hughes Go Underground “Almost Every Day”?

It is the London Underground’s 150th Birthday today. Speaking on the Daily Politics the famously yellow London cab driving MP Simon Hughes made a claim which set off Guido’s lie detector:

Simon Hughes Cab

Labour’s Tony McNulty, a mininster up until the election was sceptical as well:

Is Simon Hughes a Fib Dem?


  1. 1
    skorpian de rooftrouser says:

    Was Simoms taxi pink?

  2. 2
    Jesse Norman says:

    All allegations that I’m a future party leader are false and defamatory.

  3. 3
    Rinka Scott says:

    Never trust a Liberal .

  4. 4
    One of the ironies of life says:

    Why are rabidly homophobic right wingers always later exposed as gay?

  5. 5
    Tarquin says:

    Is Simon Hughes a Brown Hatter then?

  6. 6
    Some Twat up North says:

    Shut it and bite that pillow! You’ll wake the wife up

  7. 7
    David 'tumbleweed' Cameron says:

    All suggestions that I’m a Tory are false and derisible.

  8. 8
    Some Twat up North says:

    Yep a leading light in the ‘Buggerati’ that run this god forsaken country.

  9. 9
    Honky Tonk says:

    So Simon is for hire, how much does he charge for waiting?

  10. 10
    Libertarian says:

    How about the allegation that you have a bigger forehead than Dave?

  11. 11
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Simon Hughes what a waste of space when the Liberals get hammered at the next election the one result I will cheer is his demise at Bermondsey and Old Southwark hurry the day.

  12. 12
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Am I right in thinking he doesn’t have to pay the congestion charge driving that piece of crap around?

    One of the most polluting vehicles produced by man

  13. 13
    Roscoe Rules says:

    The ‘tube’ he’s talking about is the one with a hamster in it.

  14. 14
    kwisp bryant says:

    With or without the taxi, I still find Simon a hansom cad.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    How much do MPs pay to park their cars in Westminster?

  16. 16

    Hughes can abide by the Public Carriage Office (now Taxi and Private Hire Office) Conditions of Fitness as regarding turning circle.

    He can actually do it on the spot (and often does – allegedly.)

  17. 17
    One of lifes doctors says:

    Because it’s a disease and is incurable!

  18. 18
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    No we the taxpayers have to pay you forget that MPS pay for very little,even after the expenses tsunami of 2009 these twats are still at the trough we should get rid of a third of them they wouldnt be missed.

  19. 19

    His meter swings both ways.

  20. 20
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    See post 18.

  21. 21
    Owen Jones says:

    Just seen the Bailiffs empty my local Jessops store

    They were in and out in a flash

  22. 22
    A pint of says:

  23. 23
    Maggie Thatcher says:

    My name is Wilfrid! Wooop wooop!

  24. 24

    Depends if he is on the wrank.

  25. 25
    POW says:

    It’s free for MP’s,lords,officers of the house and anyone else lucky enough to get a permit.

  26. 26

    You are overexposed.

  27. 27
    Alexsandr says:

    I think you mean half

  28. 28
    Fahrenheit says:

    The question is which one of Simon Hughes’s faces made the tweet? Was it face ‘A’ The Straight Choice for Bermondsey, or face ‘B’ the other one?

    I don’t think I’d believe Simon Hughes if he told me it was raining outside.

  29. 29
    Roscoe Rules says:

    To late for me to Snap up a bargain then?

  30. 30
    Some Twat up North says:

    Can we please stay focused here?

  31. 31
    Photogenic beast says:

    You are too flash and should shutter up!

  32. 32

    The Whether in Reading

    3° with a light fog.

    It is not clear if this will lift today but when it does there will still be cloud to contend with.

    The longer term outlook is uncertain.

  33. 33
  34. 34
    yellow peril says:

    I worked in Borough until last summer. I used to see Mr Hughes & his yellow taxi often driving around the ‘back streets’ of southwark !!

  35. 35
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Let me explain,
    You know how you hate yourself for being white? It’s a bit like that.

  36. 36
    Taxi for Sir? says:

    Stephen Fry has a London cab, are they part of the gayer knowledge?

  37. 37
    Some Twat up North says:

    What about if he had his finger up your bottom, would you take him seriously then?

  38. 38
    CCHQ Press Officer says:

    What do you get when you cross Andrew Marr with a Leprechaun?

    A stroke of luck

  39. 39
    Breaking News says:

    A senior Met Police detective has been found guilty of offering to sell inside information on the phone hacking inquiry to the News of the World. A Southwark Crown Court jury convicted Det Ch Insp April Casburn, 53, of misconduct in public office. She was the first person to be prosecuted as part of Operation Elveden, the probe into payments by journalists to public officials.

  40. 40
    The Libor party says:


  41. 41

    He said call me a cab so I said You are a cab.

  42. 42
    Pol Pot says:

    I can’t see what it is yet.

  43. 43

    I will raise you by a half.

  44. 44
    Diane Fatbott says:

    Taxis still wont stop for me. They’re usually driving too fast.

    Are they all boy racists ?

  45. 45
    You didn't post the most interesting part of the exchange says:

  46. 46
    Some Twat up North says:

    He also said ‘bugger me’ …

  47. 47
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Will she still get her gold plated pension?

  48. 48
    Some Twat up North says:

    and free if you wear cuban heels too

  49. 49
    Some Twat up North says:


  50. 50
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Owen what is yor favorite aperture?

  51. 51
    Pol Pot says:

    Leveson never managed to work out what everybody else with half a brain knew what must have been going on.

  52. 52
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Yeah ok get rid of the f…..g lot!

  53. 53
    Owen Jones says:

    I like to go underground every day. Just ask my boyfriend!

  54. 54
    Some Twat up North says:

    Don’t you mean his F stop?

  55. 55
    Peter Tatchell says:

    He buggered my prospects in the Parliamentary Election with his slurs on my sexuality.

  56. 56
    Plod says:

    Is the Pope a German ?

  57. 57
    Some Twat up North says:

    Fuck off and DIE

  58. 58
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    According to your expenses youve had a few ,cabs I mean!

  59. 59
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Just heard about Marr having a stroke.Who with this time I thought.

  60. 60

    Whilst Peter denied the good Lord thryce
    You cannot discern this at any pryce.
    One will never know quyte how soon
    We shall be dysposed of such a Cuпt.

    (Having problems with the rhyming here but working on it…)

  61. 61
    Gilbert Fiddler says:

    Sorry to be negative here, but isn’t a Kit Kat digital as well…?

  62. 62

    Yes – and try getting a Chinaman to say that…

  63. 63
    A very handsome cab says:

    Just worrying about their suspension honeychile.

  64. 64
    The LabLibCon Trick says:

    You’ll miss us when we’re gone.

  65. 65
    Rt Hon Lord Justice Horsehayre-Wigg says:

    Can we continue this discussion “in camera”?

  66. 66
    Gilbert Fiddler says:

    I can listen to three dimensional music on my tripod…

  67. 67
    Gilbert Fiddler says:

    We’ve all been framed…

  68. 68
    dick dastardardly mp says:

    Where is his OysterCard printout then? that will show the truth.

    No print out and its prokies

  69. 69
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    It will still filter out!

  70. 70
    Pol Pot says:

    The last line of your limerick has a certain poetic justice about it.

  71. 71
    Slyman Huge says:

    Get off at Queen’s Park with me.

  72. 72
    dick dastardardly mp says:

    Ads a whole new meaning to the Private Eye quote “I had that XXXXX in the back the other day”

  73. 73
    skorpian de rooftrouser says:

    Just to get off message I see that India and P a k i s t a n are kiking off again, I put my money on india.

  74. 74
    Gilbert Fiddler says:

    Where does he live then, the Chalfonts?

  75. 75
    Owen Jones says:

    This will be popular with the public: MPs have told IPSA that they deserve a 32% pay hike from £66k to £86k. 69% think their underpaid too.

  76. 76
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Shall I wish Handy Andy Marr well ?

  77. 77

    Good Lord and Gadsocks!

    I do believe you are right!

  78. 78
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:


  79. 79
    I Remeber You Hoo says:

    Are you a ‘One Nation’ socialist, I hear Miliband constantly yap on about?

  80. 80
    Pol Pot says:

    No problem, his mothers been using it commute with.

  81. 81
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    And 100percent of the great Brithish public think they are overpaid.

  82. 82
    I Remeber You Hoo says:

    Lot’s of room in the back for consenting adults, I’ve been told.

  83. 83
    I L Ford says:

    Stop fudging the tissue.

  84. 84
    Fahrenheit says:

    Hughes is not coming anywhere my anus with his finger, after all nobody knows where its been.

  85. 85
    Simon Hughes says:

    My Wife was driving on the night in question…

  86. 86
    David 'tumbleweed' Cameron says:

    That’s where I like to put the taxpayers’ money.

  87. 87
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    100% think they are useless, shystering, freeloaders too.

  88. 88
    Pol Pot says:

    On a Golf Courca, M’Lud (floodlit).

  89. 89
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:


    The First NoW C*unt bites the dust

    Many more to follow !!!!!!!!

  90. 90
    Tim Nice But Dim says:

    What the xxxx are they talking about?

  91. 91
    Vote UKIP says:

    To be fair 5 of those 13 years were taken up by the most important issue facing the country. Fox hunting.

  92. 92
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:

    errrrrrr How about Andrew Mongshell pretending to go everywhere on his bike… I suggest you check out his taxi expenses , especially in Sutton Coldfield….gets taxi to very appointment, including visiting constituants less than a mile away from his home

  93. 93
  94. 94
    Vote UKIP says:

    Simon Hughes takes it up the tube.

  95. 95
    Anonymong says:


  96. 96
    Wyatt Knight says:

    It’s safer to drive on the road, of a night. Check

  97. 97
    Vote UKIP says:

    Its a good job its free or those thieving MPs would claim double the fee back in expenses.

  98. 98
    beige says:

    Good to see things in Black and White….

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    As a lowly Parliamentary Case Worker, toiling in Norman Shaw North, I would agree with Tony McNulty – the yellow cab is parked in Derby Gate most days. (P.S. Before people complain about me commenting in working hours, I work part time and today is a day off).

  100. 100
    Anonymous says:

    I actually saw him catching the bus on the Old Kent Road today…

  101. 101
    vladikavkaz says:

    missed out an ‘h’

  102. 102
    Some day my prince will come says:

  103. 103
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    I hope you get paid or are you an intern?

  104. 104
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    I work part-time and EVERY day is a day off.

  105. 105
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Try using a Brownie!

  106. 106
    It's my party so I will sware if I have to says:


  107. 107
    Bluto says:

    Is that absolute horror McNulty still slithering around? God help us.

  108. 108
    Anonymous says:

    And Teather.

  109. 109
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Yes, but it took a lomg time to get the truth out of him.

  110. 110
    Ben says:

    Hughes presumably has a ‘Straight Choice’ between the tube and his taxi

  111. 111
    It's my party so I will sware if I have to says:

    yes, not many nig gers in the libdems, ey?

    And I am welsh, so I am the brit original – “taf fy was a welshman, taf fy was a thief”! – my arse!

  112. 112
    Raving Loon says:


  113. 113
    Old Macdonald says:

    Is this ‘whether’ you speak of connected to the will he/won’t he indeterminacy which so occupies our time at present?

  114. 114
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Not only is he still around but will no doubt get back these f….s never give up they know what is available from the public purse,look at Moran and McSame they beat the system after years of fraud and are still around.Mc Shame was on his Twitter account a couple of days ago bemoaning the fact that he had to py 7 quid for a flu jab from Morrisons!

  115. 115
    Tuffat Thetop-Innit says:

    She’ll be sentenced to be Bernie Hogey Carmichaelhowe’s chief tea-maker for a month or so.

  116. 116
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Yeah but u r a lazy cnut!

  117. 117
    Tuffat Thetop-Innit says:

    Of whom do you speak, Sir?

  118. 118
    Snoooorrrrrt says:

    it’s all the coke snorting, that’s the reason he’s had a stoke.

  119. 119

    Spelling is the foundation of reading and the greatest ornament of writing.

    Noah Webster 1773

  120. 120
    Spank Sinatra says:

    I’d happily make up the difference to a round tenner if they could inject him with a streak of remorse.

  121. 121
    Jen The Blue says:

    Well Simon has form hasn’t he? Some one remind me of the campaign he ran against Tatchell ?

    Not exactly honest was it?

    But then he’s a bit of a lefty and a hypocrite – the two go well together.

  122. 122
    Arthur Branscombe says:

    I find having to spell words like Morocco such a bind.

  123. 123
    Anonymous says:

    I hope she writes a book!

  124. 124
    2013 is going to be bleak in sunderland as the benefit caps kick in says:

    Denis McSames spokesperson says remorse? what remorse.

  125. 125
    They fear the hare says:

    That Hughes fellow is smarter than I give him credit for, probably pulling in an extra 100K a year chauffeuring that waste of space Dianne Abbot in the back of his cab

  126. 126
    Born Yesterday says:

    Hughes gay? Surely some mistake. I’m sure that he campaigned in an election as ‘The straight choice’. If he’s gay himself, that would make him a liar and a hypocrite, which would surely rule him out for a senior position in the Liberal Democrat Party!

  127. 127
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    I thought Jessops was a department store in Nottingham.

  128. 128
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Not until the weather improves so we can enjoy our street parties.

  129. 129
    Wondering says:

    Wasn’t McNulty dropped having been expsoed as a massive trougher. He should keep holding his head down in shame.

  130. 130
    The Pope says:

    Achtung – I bless you

  131. 131
    Not a Lib-Dem says:

    I’ll be buggered if I will.

  132. 132
    C Bryant. says:

    Really??? So we’re all in it together.

  133. 133

    Simon Hughes likes to slip into a few tight passages

  134. 134
    fitzfitz says:

    … I have never heard it called that before …

  135. 135
    Gordon Broon says:

    I took £billions of government “revenue” from pensions.

  136. 136
    Old c,untborn says:

    You’re only allowed to prosecute them if they took notw money. Any bungs to plod from the graun st.al and it’s nothing to see move along.

  137. 137
    Simon Hughes' #1 fan says:

    Still bitter after all this time? Simon Hughes continues to be re-elected despite his forced eviction from the closet. Face it – the voters just don’t like YOU – get over it.

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