January 16th, 2013

Cabinet Office Royal Cover-Up: Charles’ Spy Stays Secret

Guido has spoken to numerous sources at the Cabinet Office over the last few days, all of whom seemed surprised to be told that Prince Charles has a secret employee on secondment in the department. Two said they had no idea who the mystery man was and one even asked Guido if he had any more information that could help find him. At last this afternoon the Cabinet Office went on the record on the issue for the first time:

“We cannot give out any information about who the person is or what they are doing here. We can’t give out anything that could lead to his identity being revealed.”

The excuse that anything other than complete opaqueness could lead to Charles’ point man being revealed to the world is hardly satisfactory. What are his responsibilities at the Cabinet Office? How long has he been working there? How much is he being paid? And, most importantly, why is an employee of the Household of the Prince of Wales on secondment in the heart of government? Questions Guido will be putting to them in FoI form this afternoon…


84 Comments

  1. 1
    Silent Bob says:

    • 2
      Cabinet Office Spy says:

      • 21
        Anonymous says:

        Cameron doesn’t want to stop

        1) free movement of workers into UK

        2) freedom to move to UK and claim benefits

        3) freedom to move to UK and use NHS for free

        Cameron only wants to reduce works rights and keep criminals in UK. These are the only issues on which he wants to bring back power.

    • 67

      The previous millennium was not entirely good, on all fronts, for English kings called Charles.

      Let’s hope that the present millennium will be slightly less bad for them. But I doubt it.

  2. 3
    Raving Loon says:

    Be careful Guido, you don’t want to end up in a car “accident” do you?

    • 57
      Control says:

      Or kill himself through self abuse in a large hold all, in a bath, in a locked apartment with several hundred £’s worth of frocks and shoes!

  3. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Nice one Guido

  4. 5
    Plato says:

    Senior Members Of The Establishment Mix With Each Other – Shocker.

  5. 6
    Pete says:

    After Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II goes I am to become a staunch Republican.

    No way that meddling, thick, out of touch, elitist, daft, hippie idiot will be my King.

    • 9
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      +1

      Ditto, the man is absurd and a gross fanatic. There’s no place for a political monarch in British politics.

    • 10
      Bluto says:

      Be careful what you wish for. You might get a meddling, thick, out of touch, elitist, daft, hippie idiot from the Labour party as President or Head of State. Baroness Ashton might fancy a change of venue and we all know about Blair’s delusions of grandeur.

      • 32
        hank the cat says:

        Or President The Maximum Imbecile

      • 55
        Anonymous says:

        Tony Bliar would never get elected in this country again.

      • 70
        Bishop says:

        Yes but you can vote out presidents you don’t like. That’s what we call it democracy , not elitist out of touch hereditary rule. Der.

        • 75
          Dougie says:

          Fine in theory but you assume you would have the opportunity to vote in a president you did like. Now take a step back and think carefully about who the candidates would be. Blair, Heseltine, Ashton, Prescott … I think I’ll stick with current arrangements thank you.

          As for being out of touch, the Queen and Prince of Wales are out meeting real people every day of the week. Our politicians only pop out into the real world for the occasional photo opportunity and live the rest of their miserable lives in the Westminster bubble.

          • Matilda says:

            … and of course the ‘real’ people are offered the opportunity to have in-depth discussions about matter important to them with these passers-by?

            Do wake up and get the coffee on.

    • 26
      Anonymous says:

      Charles has been right on many issues. If he has been governing this country instead of politicians, UK will not be in the mess it is in. He would have governed the country on national interest than self interest.

      In other words he doesn’t have to be bothered about making money after leaving politics.

      • 30
        anonymous says:

        wasnt that stolen….cornwall?

      • 46
        Dave - balls of steel - Cameron says:

        Someone certainly knows how to kiss arse – should go far.

      • 71
        Bishop says:

        Fortunately we don’t have an absolute monarchy any more so that will never happen. you should go to evening school my friend because it was the English Civil War and the beheading of a tyrant that guaranteed that Parliament was free to speak on behalf of the people. There is no place for someone to rule in this country purely based on their family. We’re living in a democracy now where if things are wrong we have the power of the ballot box to try and change it. What would you do if your absolute monarch started doing things you didn’t like ? You’d be stuck with him because you’d forget to make his power determinate on democratic election by the people. Think about what monarchy is before writing stupid nonsense,

        • 73
          Free Born John says:

          Where Charles the First was in the late 1630s and early 1640s, Parliament is now.

      • 77
        Madme Defarge says:

        He doesn’t need to make money from other sources he already makes some £18 million a year from the Duchy of Cornwall and makes an “offer” on his tax having only been embarrassed into paying any (like his mother in 1992) since 1993.

        The Duchy is not his personal estate and he is only allowed this income by Parliament in his role as the eldest son of the monarch. This money is “lost” to the Treasury.

        Further Hansard will reveal the use of the MoD aircraft for private purposes.

        He’s also been wrong and shall we say mislead on many occasions including his choice of friends from Jimmy Savile to Fred Goodwin.

        Of course the Windsors are self interested. They need to ensure the rich income source doesn’t dry up any time soon.

    • 28
      cnut the great says:

      . . . or tampon

    • 36
      Mine d'Boggles says:

      Prince Charles

      Ex RN; (OK – didn’t like it much – seasick)
      runs a big business in food production (to high standards).

      I’ll go for him over some twerp from Eton and Oxford PPE that has never worked in his life.

      • 41
        Mine d'Boggles says:

        Or a Primrose Hill millionaire socialist

        • 43
          Mine d'Boggles says:

          or even a Union Official who is even tempered and speaks in sweet dulcet tones whilst never pushing the public about like a load of wasted space

      • 44
        anonymous says:

        runs a big business in food production (to high standards). ………. stallion type then

        • 56
          Mine d'Boggles says:

          Eh? Nothing wrong with stallions IMHO: when I worked in France, I used to dine regularly on their delicious flesh.

          Or am I missing something in your post?

    • 69
      Bishop says:

      Why not start now. Don’t wait for Mrs Windsor to die to do be right thing.Elitist parasites.

  6. 7
    Jay says:

    What could Wingnut be up to? Or is he worried about something related to his best mate Savile slapping him on the massive hooter?

  7. 8
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    This is quite shocking.

    What sort of elected body allows this – & when the usurper of democratic processes is uncovered refuses to offer any reasonable explanation?

    Utterly stinks – dig on.

  8. 11
    a non says:

    Prince Charles – recognised eco farmer has a plant in the Cabinet Office?
    Pull the other one.

    • 24
      gardener says:

      Check out the one using a Blackberry and demanding an Apple [comp] Guido. Like most in Political office he will invariably be a fruit case too.

    • 81
      Matilda says:

      Pull the other one? Why, has it got blue(blood)bells on it?

  9. 12
    Pah! says:

    Le modding ici c’est ridiculous!

  10. 13
    Gaz says:

    No need for an FOI, here he is arriving for work… http://i.imgur.com/6MNpu.png

  11. 14
    Mad Hattie says:

    Sexists!

  12. 15
    Tom Watson says:

    Je voudrais deux mille hamburgers.

    • 22
      Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

      Certainement. Sauce raifort?

    • 34
      Snowball (with apologies to George Orwell) says:

      And did anyone else note that when the Bolshevik Broadcasting Company was doing its coverage of the horsemeat in burgers story this morning they managed to get in a female headscarf wearing Mussie to voice her fears that there might be pork in the burgers “and that’s against my religion”. Very even handed this country on matters of religion – witness the debacle over Christians being permitted to wear crosses. But a Mussie eating pork. Can’t have that now can we?

  13. 16
    Bluto says:

    Hardly surprising when we live in an era in which so many politicians and bureaucrats subscribe to “leading beyond authority” in a post democratic age. In fact it makes perfect sense if they all wish to conform to a common purpose.

  14. 17
    DC says:

    What the people want is a government that is transparent and fair …

  15. 18
    The Royals says:

    Don’t fuck with us, sonny jim!

  16. 19
  17. 20
    anonymous says:

    so the spy is male, that rules out about 2% of the team then!

    • 33
      Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

      Not if he/she is from Buck House. Mostly transvestites, so who could tell?

      • 48
        anonymous says:

        hey monika, how are you…..we had a disagreement over some comments i make previously and structured incorrectly, remember?

  18. 23
    Illiterate Prat says:

    Just how many people are in the friggin’ office?

  19. 25
    Prince Chuck says:

    You’ll be putting a FOI request to me, will you Fawkes?

    We’ve had trouble with your sort before. Tunneling in the cellars.
    if you don’t want to spend some time in the Tower i suggest you take advantage of a FFO of my own..Your Freedom to Fuck Off.

  20. 27
    History repeating says:

    No worries. Just preparing for another Civil War uncer CharlesII

    http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1258

  21. 35
  22. 37
    dog says:

    Wild stab in the dark here but might it be something to do with the idiot Cleggs changes to the act of succession?

  23. 38
    Cromwellian Beast says:

    One day he will be head of state, its only reasonable that e should be kept informed

    Would you prefer Blair or McMental?

    • 61
      Timmy Tin Foil says:

      Assume (“ass”,”u”,”me”) arguendo Walter Bagehot was spot-on saying the duty of the King in a Constitutional Monarchy is to advise, to encourage, and to warn; does having an HRH’s Household staffer in the heart of Government help that cause, or hurt it? You wonder why Chucklehead would think he needed someone there, unless there was some suspicion he or his Mum ain’t gettin’ the straight dope from Dave, and it’s all HRH’s doing to have the man there; or alternatively, is it Dave’s doing, making nice-nice with King Mong, feigning a certain amount of transparency, and actually, it’s some sort of disinformation campaign to shut King Mong up, lest he think he’s actually going to be allowed to have any input once he’s on the throne?

      Just whose brilliant idea was it, anyway? That’s the question that should be asked and answered.

  24. 39
    Anonymous says:

    He’ll be the one person there who is batting for Britain.

  25. 40
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    New Spy Department

    MIC

  26. 45
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Just read the story and it doesn’t say there’s horsemeat in burgers, just DNA. It could just be horse s3men, so calm down, everyone.

  27. 47
    Now Blockbuster go into administration says:

    Just yesterday Gordon Brown wished them well.

  28. 52
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    I’m shocked– SHOCKED!– that the King-in-waiting wants to have a hand in what’s going on in the Cabinet Office. Whoever heard of such a thing!
    (Of course, neither he nor they could possibly comment.)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Play_the_King

  29. 54
    jimbo says:

    Charles is spying for the Rothschilds no doubt.

  30. 58
  31. 59
    Phil says:

    A well meaning Patrician who hasn’t, as far as I know, fiddled his expenses or ripped off any passing knee jerking labour luvvie living in a one candlelit bedsit eating gruel.
    A better subject to raise in my humble opinion is why are the irish flogging us knackered horse flesh under the pseudonym beef burgers?

  32. 62
    Taxfodder says:

    I can see it all now……

    The case of the missing after dinner mint…

  33. 64
    
    

    ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
    I talk to the trees
    That’s why they locked me away…
    ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

    Thanks Spike!

    Having said that, Charles, despite his oddities, is miles better than Blair, Brown or Cameron.

    • 66
      Taxfodder says:

      A trusted source informs me Charles has asked his man to search for Dave Camerons missing spine…

  34. 65
  35. 68
    Anonymous says:

    If he’s up to stuff like this now??? dave would have had to sign off on this.

  36. 72
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    Prince of darkness says :

    You moronic imbeciles have nt you worked it out.

    It me !!

    You did nt think. I had really left the great seat of power just because The. Big Feartie lost the. election………. Did you ???

  37. 76
    Chris The Leatherman says:

    The English monarchy is the 3rd eldest institution in the world after the Japanese Emperor and the Papacy. It has served this country well since the days of Alfred The Great in about 880 AD when he united England and rid of the Danish invaders, that is 1130 years. Tony,more importantly Cherie, and ZanuLabour did everything they could to undermine the monarch. Cherie even demanded to be called the first lady simply because she was sleeping with the Prime Minister, albeit with benefit of clergy. and without any political vote.I seem to remeber the only vote she did take part in was when the Today programme on Radio 4 ran a Christmas vote on who we would most like to expel from the country and Cherie won !

    Anyway as far as I am concerned Prince Charles has every right to have an advisor in the heart of government, maybe it should be a cabinet post.

  38. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Prince Charles – what a dick.

  39. 84
    monarchist01 says:

    yes but not unexpected is it? since the monarch can veto anything by refusing to sign it into law, it makes sense to have a liaison officer to prevent shit storms. And you have to keep charles happy, otherwise he might throw his toys out of the pram when he becomes supreme ruler.
    The glitterati have believed their own hype, that the monarch has no power, but clearly, the monarch has all power. The Queen can even sack Cameron.


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