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. 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.


  7. 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


  8. 13
    Roscoe Rules says:

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


  9. 15
    Anonymous says:

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


  10. 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.)


  11. 21
    Owen Jones says:

    Just seen the Bailiffs empty my local Jessops store

    They were in and out in a flash


  12. 23
    Maggie Thatcher says:

    My name is Wilfrid! Wooop wooop!


  13. 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.


  14. 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.


  15. 33
  16. 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 !!


  17. 36
    Taxi for Sir? says:

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


  18. 38
    CCHQ Press Officer says:

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

    A stroke of luck


  19. 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.


  20. 44
    Diane Fatbott says:

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

    Are they all boy racists ?


  21. 53
    Owen Jones says:

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


  22. 68
    dick dastardardly mp says:

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

    No print out and its prokies


  23. 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.


  24. 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.


  25. 76
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Shall I wish Handy Andy Marr well ?


  26. 85
    Simon Hughes says:

    My Wife was driving on the night in question…


  27. 89
    Moussa Koussa Mark 4 says:


    The First NoW C*unt bites the dust

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


  28. 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


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  30. 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).


  31. 100
    Anonymous says:

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


  32. 101
    vladikavkaz says:

    missed out an ‘h’


  33. 107
    Bluto says:

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


    • 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!


      • 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.


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

          Denis McSames spokesperson says remorse? what remorse.


  34. 110
    Ben says:

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


  35. 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.


  36. 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


  37. 129
    Wondering says:

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


  38. 133

    Simon Hughes likes to slip into a few tight passages


  39. 134
    fitzfitz says:

    … I have never heard it called that before …


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