January 10th, 2013

Good Return for His Dolar
Tories Bring £276,400 Donor into Government

Following on from Lord Marland’s resignation, the Tories have been re-jigging their team in the Lords. With Viscount Leckie stepping up to the BIS role, Lord Popat of Harrow has been made a government whip. Dolar Popat, the multi-millionaire founder of the TLC hospitality group, has come a long way from his days waiting in Wimpy. Especially in the last couple of years. He entered the Lords two years ago and has now made it into government. Nothing to do with the £287,459.91 the Electoral Commission shows him donating to the Tories since Cameron took over.


91 Comments

  1. 1
    B L Zebub says:

    Dave must have lost the envelope down the back of his sofa.

  2. 2
    Vaz says:

    Any passports required?

  3. 3
    VoteUkip says:

    Money talks.

  4. 4
    Nothing better to do says:

    If he waited tables then he has at least had one more proper job than Dave.

  5. 5
    I hate Europe says:

    Tell us what to do Obama,please….

  6. 6
    David "Why Exactly am I Bothering to Turn Up" Cameron says:

    Sod it, I’m thinking of just flogging them on ebay.

  7. 7
    None of the above says:

    Well at least with experience of waiting tables at Wimpey he can advise Dave on his forthcoming career change.

  8. 8
    The Libor party says:

    Dead right !

  9. 9
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    That’s the Conservatives for you, cutting the costs of government. It would have cost Dolar at least a million under Blair/Brown.

  10. 10
    Tell the Kenyan to stick his advice where the sun don't shine says:

    Them Yanks are really arrogant self important counts .

    British Prime Ministers and British People make decisions about their economic futures.

    Stay out of it Big Ears

    Speak up Dave . Let us hear it load and clear: WE ARE COMING OUT OF THE EU .

  11. 11
    Nick the Elder says:

    So that’s a £26,400 increase due to inflation … over how long ?

  12. 12
    Call me Dave says:

    Obama asked me if I was a man or a mouse.

    I had to squeek up to be heard.

  13. 13
    Ed Millibland says:

    I have never heard of this handler.

    What union does he represent?

  14. 14
    Golly says:

    If I have 50K floating around what will that buy me?

  15. 15
    Sounds of traditional London street hawker says:

    Honnnnerssss, getcher honnnnerssss! Lawwwwdships, Knight’oods!

  16. 16
    Vaz & Mandelson says:

    Lovely passports £50k a punnet.

  17. 17
    House of Lords Library says:

    I think this is what makes GB great…

    What’s wrong with buying a Peerage, if you have got it spend it on buying a title. I am hoping to win the lottery and then I’m going to buy the Labour Party and become a Sir or a Lord. Better still, after I have bought my Peerage I will then be free to lie and cheat, go to jail and still keep my title like Lord’s Archer and Black.

    It’s a great country…

  18. 18
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    And then what? Just exactly what problems will it solve if we leave the EU.

    Immigration?
    Benefit culture?
    Unemployment?
    The demographics of Londistan and other cities.
    Troughing MP’s?
    Fat Cats?
    The deficit?

    I could go on and on.

    Get real – it ain’t going to turn us into a land flowing with milk and honey. In the end it will probably be the Little Englanders who will finally be the ruination of this country.

    Vote UKIP – B*ollocks!

  19. 19
    Lord Levy says:

    Well I’ll be blowed!

  20. 20
    Joe Kagan says:

    It gladdens the heart to see that old fashioned palm-greasing still gets worthwhile results.

  21. 21
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    If you can make yourself heard above the call to prayer!

  22. 22
    David Davies for Tory leader. says:

    Stinks to high heaven don’t it?

    Very disappointed with Dave, he’s no better than Blair.

  23. 23
    Synic says:

    David Lloyd George Cameron — stinking corruption continues unabated at Westminster

  24. 24
    O. Jones says:

    “The Tory-led campaign to turn neighbour against neighbour is a stain on our society” – Guido Fawkes,Right Wing Political Blogger. http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/news_centre/index.cfm/id/2A8E80BB-9F37-45BD-8E70BBAB1441577D

  25. 25
    Owen Jones says:

    “The Tory-led campaign to turn neighbour against neighbour is a stain on our society” – Guido Fawkes,Right Wing Political Blogger.

  26. 26
    Barry says:

    Tell me again Dubya, where is that little ole’ U.K. England place?

  27. 27
    Casual Observer says:

    The incompetent fucker can’t even take a bribe efficiently

  28. 28
    Black + White = Grey (Gray in Yankerland) says:

    Somebody should tell Obama that Britain is senior to his states of occupation.

    And why do the press keep calling him black? I’m sure his mum didn’t, in more enlightened times he would be described as halfcast.

  29. 29
    Hugh Mann-Wright says:

  30. 30
    jimbo says:

    The Conservative Party is sinking by the day, no wonder UKIP are having a field day. Cameron is no different to his hero Blair.
    How much longer is the Conservative Party going to keep this person as leader, he is out to destroy the Conservative Party and is the only successful thing that he may achieve. Wake up Conservative MP’s get rid of your baggage whilst you still have a job.

  31. 31
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    In Libor constituencies, people don’t get out of bed until 1.00pm.

  32. 32
    Beast of Bolsover. says:

    And all the PPE SPAD cnuts throughout the H. of P. The weak little fuckers wouldn’t know what a shovel was if they fell over one, let alone be able to make the tea for the blokes doing real work.

  33. 33
    David Abrahams says:

    Away the lads. Cameron is cheap. It cost me 600k to buy Blair. More likes a couple of million in today’s money.

  34. 34
    Synic says:

    If they don’t jump ship in 2013 at the latest, then all the jobsworth Tory M.P.s will go down with him as they deserve.

  35. 35
    None of the above says:

    Agree. The man is an absolute socialist disgrace.

  36. 36
    Nick Clegg says:

    Still waiting for someone to call !!

  37. 37
    None of the above says:

    +1

  38. 38
    Dubya says:

    Englund is in Londonshire.

  39. 39
    Slime watch says:

    British passports are 10 a penny these days Keith thanks to Labour promoting them BOGOF.

    Ever thought about flogging Indian passports?

  40. 40
    Herman's Hermits says:

    If the EU is the answer, then we are fucked.

  41. 41
    Owen Jones says:

    Apparently,”Fatty” Dave’s going to make a pronouncement in 10-days time re: renegotiation on the EU! Expecting grandstanding lies re: 2015 EU referendum!

  42. 42
    Biased Broadcasting Corp says:

    We here are renowned for our balance and fairness. This is exemplified by our interviewees on the today program (this morning) being a PRO-EUROPEAN labour twat, a guy representing a group of self-serving big business types who was PRO-EUROPEAN, supporting commentary about US guy wanting uk to STAY IN EUROPE, supporting commentary from Ireland wanting uk to STAY in EUROPE and also noting that Germany wants uk to STAY IN EUROPE.

    CLEARLY NO BIAS HERE DESPITE NOT A SINGLE PERSON REPRESENTING THE OVERWHELMING WISH OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE TO GET OUT OF EU BEING GIVEN AIRTIME. (at least as at 8.00 am)

  43. 43
    Duh says:

    Excellent post! Glad to see someone capable of using their own brain for a change.
    GB is full of morons who want to give Millimong even more power, after the next election is lost to labour by UKIP voters.

  44. 44
    Duh says:

    If Ukip are the answer, then you are really fucked.

  45. 45
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    We want the UK to stay in Europe so you can help pay for our big fat salaries and pensions.

  46. 46
    Col. Nut says:

    Popat’s good at currying favour.

  47. 47
    Steve Miliband says:

    Rich man donates money to a political party and is rewarded shocker

  48. 48
    VoteUkip says:

    Well for one thing we will have an extra £10billion every year to pay off Labour’s massive debts.

  49. 49
    A Young Man With Tousled Hair That We All Know And Love says:

    Neither do I, if I can help it.

  50. 50
    albacore says:

    Fair dos. They’re playing the waiting game
    Demographics just don’t stay the same
    Another two years, more from abroad
    Lots of candidates to be a lord

  51. 51
    VoteUkip says:

    If the Liblabconners are the answer, then the question is who has well and truly already fucked up our country.

  52. 52
    Sally's Little Helper says:

    Hey — Keep out of it. Squeaking is my job.

  53. 53
    illogical says:

    Still wondering what Dave and the conservative party are going to do with 287000 pounds worth of chutney.

  54. 54
    FUCKED BRITANNIA says:

    Nick Clegg taking a hammering onthis mornings LBC radio phone in

  55. 55
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    If the Americans want us to stay In Europe that makes me suspicious:

    US Tax Revenue $2,170,000,000,000

    US Federal Expenditure $3,820,000,000,000

    Say no more.

  56. 56
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Two Nicks on the programme. Which one is the dick ?

  57. 57
    PWC Press Office says:

    The Administrators have taken over the running of Jessops the camera store

    A spokesman said “We are just going to see how things develop”

  58. 58
    Jessops Press Office says:

    Staff at Jessops have been told to take positives from the company entering administration.

    A spokesman said “Negatives will soon be a thing of our past.”

  59. 59
    PRICE COOPER SLAUGHTERHOUSE says:

    Before we drop the shutters we will look at this from a wider angle and won’t be making any snap decisions

  60. 60
    Thatcherite says:

    Vote ukip, get a retard with a red rosette.

  61. 61
    Limpdick Oddprick says:

    My job will soon be up for grabs.

  62. 62
    PRICE COOPER SLAUGHTERHOUSE says:

    NAO says that Ministry of Defense contracts that are “In Prog” will in total would have been delivered at a cost of 57 billion quid , and 149 years late
    but now after reviewing the contracts have revealed that they will cost in total 66 billion quid and when completed will be delivered 187 years late

    The new communications equipment for our troops in Afghanistan , wont be delivered untill after All our troops have returned home
    i believe that we still have 40 Chinook helicopters which were bought years ago which still can’t be used , and we are still using the ones from the Falklands in Afghanistan

  63. 63
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing someone flogging Dave, or any other politician come to that, on YouTube! (Admittedly, in a quite-different sense of the word…) And I’m not even into BDSM, but, for them, I’ll make an exception!

  64. 64
    perry Mason says:

    Has no one on here ever heard of the Bribery Act ?

  65. 65
    RK says:

    There is no Viscount Leckie. Is this a reference to Viscount Younger of Leckie? Time to employ a sub?

  66. 66
    Dubya says:

    ISO wanted to comment on this.

  67. 67
    Lost in Clacton says:

    If you could whistle a happy tune that would be good too !

  68. 68
    George Eastman says:

    Jessops left themselves over-exposed and failed to focus on market developments.
    History is reprinting itself.

  69. 69
    Bluebottle says:

    The Company is dead.

    Long live the Company !

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    These things always happen in one way or another in almost all countries, everyone has to accept it. It cannot be stopped. At least money is given to the party and not into the pockets of politicians.

    Abolishing House of Lords and replacing it with elected second chamber will help but will never eliminate influence money will buys.

    Another ways to reducing influenced of money is to block appoints to Lords if he / she has given over £10,000 to any party. But it will not stop other forms of influence.

  71. 71
    Delboy says:

    I mean to say no wonder they have gone tits up with them daft prices .

    I went onto Ebay and got a super duper Jap thing with a zoom lens and imitation leather case plus a few digitals for 36 quid on Boxing Day.

    You know it makes sense.

  72. 72
    Loopy Lou says:

    And please Mr Slaughterhouse do tell us all how much money you are going to make out of this human misery ?

  73. 73
    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Firms-In-Administration Analysis Service says:

    We’re going to have to give this whole matter the fish-eye, though.

  74. 74
    albacore says:

    Never mind Chinooks and new aircraft-less carriers
    And a squadron or two of vandalized Harriers
    Pay no attention to the doom and gloom criers
    Wait till Dave gets his hands on some new Spitfires!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2239771/Dozens-WWII-spitfires-buried-jungle-Burma-flying-years.html

  75. 75
    Aydodge E. Scheisster QC says:

    Steady on, mate– especially in the post-Leveson era, you don’t just want to throw charges around that you have no way of proving. You don’t KNOW if there was a quid-pro-quo. Although, to be fair, 276K DOES seem like too much of a shitload of quid for there not to be a quo. And the figure, however, DOES curiously bear a striking resemblance to that quarter-mill-to-meet-Cameron figure of days of yore. Circumstantial evidence can sometimes be very strong, such as when one finds a trout in the milk, as Thoreau said.

  76. 76
    Englishman says:

    And control over our own borders.

  77. 77
    Another Person says:

    Sounds like a foreigner to me, looks like a foreigner, is a foreigner.

  78. 78
    Hugh Janus says:

    The Liebour Party isn’t for sale, ‘cos the unions beat you to it.

  79. 79
  80. 80
    Rob Roy says:

    Too right !

  81. 81
    Question time says:

    Notoriety

  82. 82
    Hugh Janus says:

    There was a half-hearted and highly synthetic attempt to provide some (alleged) balance later on when Sir Smug Windbag-McNaughtie allowed that well-know Europhobe Wee Dougie a considerable pro-EU rant later on in the wretched programme. Sir Smug didn’t try very hard at all to get Scottish mouthpiece to answer the few ‘balancing’ questions put to him. So nothing changes……

  83. 83
    Greecey Spoon says:

    Would Sahib like a popatdom with that?

  84. 84
    A Nethikalpoint says:

    Does any other legislature in the world allow interfering foreigners in?

  85. 85
    A Nethikalpoint says:

    Has Polly been in the dairy again?

  86. 86
    Disillusioned Tory says:

    We don’t have to wait for 2015. The European Elections in 2014 will in reality be ‘The Referendum’. With UKIP topping the poll – there will be such a strong message sent to Governments here and in Europe that the game will be up.

  87. 87
    Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Thank you very much. My first “+1″!

  88. 88
    Barry says:

    Isn’t that the place we didn’t used to deport IRA terrorists to?

  89. 89
    Rinka Scott says:

    Very Prime Ministerial to go on a chat show when every opinion poll indicates you are not too popular.

    If he could see he had nothing to gain he should not have done it .

    Worries me just what goes on in negotiations on behalf of us all.

  90. 90
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    Nothing ecruciatingly exciting going on today then …. Wonder why.

    Oh of course its thursday …Lash night down the pubs in Whitehal. And. The. City

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    -2


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