February 7th, 2013

Clegg SpAd Apologises for Cabinet Office Electioneering

The Special Adviser code states:

“19. Special advisers must not take part in national political activities, which are: holding, in a party political organisation, office which impinges wholly or mainly on party politics in the field of Parliament, the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly or the European Parliament…

20(ii) …if they wish to take part in a General, European or by-election campaign, or to help in a party headquarters or research unit during such a campaign, they must first resign their appointment.”

Despite this, Nick Clegg’s SpAd James McGrory launched the LibDem Eastleigh by-election campaign last night from the Cabinet Office. The Tories reported him to the powers that be and now the Cabinet Office say:

“James has already apologised for sending the email.  He has been reminded of the rules.” 

He’s sorry, he’s sorry, he’s so so sorry. Who he has apologised to was not mentioned, but an interesting precedent has been set; abuse taxpayer funded position to politic and you are fine as long as you are “reminded of the rules”. Guido imagines that some people over at the Department for Education will note the wrist-slapping with interest.

UPDATE: McGrory apologised to the Cabinet Secretary.


121 Comments

  1. 1
    Nick Clegg says:

    I’m so sorry

  2. 2
    Jimmy says:

    “Guido imagines that some people over at the Department for Education will note the wrist-slapping with interest.”

    Did the failed rapist write an angry letter about that too?

  3. 3
    Chris Huhne says:

    Me too

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

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  5. 5
    Nick Clegg says:

    You should be leader Chris. I’m so sorry.

    Ps – How is the new iPad?

  6. 6
    Latest says:

    Police took DNA sample from Diane Abbott to prove she is not missing Made leine McC ann

  7. 7
    Jimmy says:

    To be fair since 2010 the government has made strenuous efforts to make the UK a far less attractive destination.

  8. 8
    ████ ' change my tune' Hoon says:

    TRUST ME, I’M A LIBDEM….

  9. 9
    Chris Huhne says:

    Nick, I’m expecting a full body search. Can you advise where is the best place to hide it?

  10. 10
    Gentleman says:

    Bad manners.

  11. 11
    Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

    It was Utopia before then.

  12. 12
    T'Old Fella says:

    This is how Connie puts it

  13. 13
    Nick Clegg says:

    I can advise where on your better half you can stick it but I hope its the larger iPad.

  14. 14
    Kurt Cobain says:

    Nirvana

  15. 15
    Jimmy says:

    And will be again

  16. 16
    beast says:

    What sort of forty something man needs to be advised by a chld?

    That SPAZ probably doesnt even shave

    Clegg you are paid to lead , if you want advice ask the imbeciles that voted for you !

  17. 17
    Paniagua says:

    A stool sample would have been more informative

  18. 18
    The LibDemon party says:

  19. 19
    gallopingbeast says:

    Did they find traces of jerk horse in the DNA?

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    For 4 months Brown was in power for 8 months in 2010 Cameron was in power.

  21. 21
    Calamity Clegg says:

  22. 22
    Chris Huhne says:

    Battery out or in?

  23. 23
    Casual Observer says:

    Ok, so if that is the case, why not guilty by marital coercion ?

  24. 24
    R.U.Shaw says:

    Yeah, right.

  25. 25
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Proving that the difference between “SpAd” and “spaz” is one letter, though in this era, an e-mail sufficed just as well (*boom tish*).
    And I’m glad he admits he’s a sorry sack of shite, too.

  26. 26
    Rt Hon Norman Threshers says:

    In office, dear boy, in office.

  27. 27
    ipadbeast says:

    He would probably put the repayment on expenses then blame the manlady that he lives with
    Guilty your Honour of perverting the course of nature

  28. 28
    30women who shagged clegg the beast says:

    We are all so sorry

  29. 29
    Tesco says:

    If he’d bought it from us, he have earned points.

  30. 30
    Anonymous says:

    Rt Hon Norman Threshers, with the cat?

  31. 31
    Incapable Vince says:

    The FibDems have a lot to be sory for.

  32. 32
    The Public says:

    Sack him.

  33. 33
    Miriam González Durántez says:

    That claim doesn’t stand up.

  34. 34
    The Public says:

    SPADs are there to mill about, mutter rhubarb in the background and make their bosses look important. It is better paid work than being an extra on Eastenders, but not quite as lucrative as being a money-launderer.

  35. 35
    Joss Taskin says:

    Sorry or soggy ?

  36. 36
    Chris huhnethecutestjailbirdyoueverdidsee says:

  37. 37
    T'Old Fella says:

    Well, 7months of that were in the reign of the Great Leader Dave 1

  38. 38
    Tracey Tealeaf says:

    Dear TK Maxx

    I’m sorry I nicked them trainers. I have been reminded of the rules and won’t do it again not in you’re shop anyway.

    Soz

    TT

  39. 39
    Nick Glegg (in his native language) says:

    Spijt me zo

  40. 40
    LAB GAIN says:

    I bet he sucked it to him big time.

  41. 41
    Late night observer says:

    Newsnight claimed to have discovered Dark Matter. In Lambeth of all places.

  42. 42
    Ex-Tory says:

    Working for the State = No accountability and no responsibility.

  43. 43
    Pol Pot says:

    I’m terribly sorry, I don’t know what came over me.

  44. 44
    Pathologist says:

    Tested the young lady in New Zealand, and can confirm this is not the person people are searching for. She is clearly alive, well and healthy.

  45. 45
    Nick Clegg says:

  46. 46
    Sir William Wade says:

    Somebody’s got to do the work. Our lot can’t or won’t.

  47. 47
    Rt Hon Norman Threshers says:

    Indeed

  48. 48
    LAB GAIN says:

    Spite me so. I like that. We should all spite clegg and anyone else who’s been caught sucking up to the Tory Cabinet.

  49. 49
    Iberianbeast says:

    We all know who wears the pants in that marriage

    “Miriam can I go and wee?”

    “NOH!”

    “taka da keeds to school yooo weempy yellow foool”

  50. 50
    David Minibanana says:

    Miliband caught asleep with flies undone……

  51. 51
    Calamity Clegg says:

    “taka da keeds to private school yooo weempy yellow foool”

  52. 52
    Simon Hughes says:

    It was me
    Sorry

  53. 53
    T'Old Fella says:

    Poor old Gover, egg on face was it bad advice and he was just opening his mouth and letting sound pour forth, or did he actually believe what he was told. I give it to Gover he chose a better elocutionist than little Willy Hague

  54. 54
    LAB GAIN says:

    Totally soaked theyre such Wet Liberals. They’ve got Cameron-Osborne cum all over them.

  55. 55
    A Yummy Tesco Burger says:

  56. 56
    tubularbeasts says:

    Where was Chris Bryant ?

  57. 57
    STuN says:

    Have you ‘Jailbroken’ it yet Chris? Just asking.

  58. 58
    Adolf Eichmann says:

    Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient and taking orders is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one’s need to think.

  59. 59
    White feather says:

    cheating yellow bastards

  60. 60
    Great British Public says:

    Will Paddy Pantsdown be claiming for the First Class fare on expenses ? #LibDemscum

  61. 61
    Cwispy pants Bwyant says:

    Coming !

  62. 62
    STuN says:

    That video is almost as banal as you are Cleggy boy

  63. 63
    LAB GAIN says:

    Tough luck for you, most people from ITN and the BBC have got the message that this is a Great U-Turn brought on by the shadow Education Secretary, Stephen Twigg MP (who yes is gay and we rather like for voting correctly with the public on that vote the other night) and David Miliband MP (who is not gay and who was right yet again on this).

  64. 64
    Spread the bumsex, feel the love says:

    I like Hague’s beard better.

  65. 65
    Spread the bumsex, feel the love says:

    Some of them have to read bedtime stories to their ministers.

    Don’t they William?

  66. 66
    Kosher Fawkes - cockgobbler to the Chosen Ones says:

    Anti-Semitic bastards!

  67. 67
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Both of the Miliband of brothers give a lot of people the willies, if the truth be told.

  68. 68
    Florence Nightingale says:

    I heard on Radio 5,with V.D.,a woman said,Those that went into nursing,got
    their degree gratis,…Is this so?,and if so,it explains a lot about attitude and culture in the NHS…Whose glorious idea was that?? The outcome is plain to see…

  69. 69
    Dave and George - the Chuckle Brothers says:

    You’re telling us.

  70. 70
    spread the bumsex, feel the love says:

    There’s no cock like a cutcock

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    One UK builder told me than he cannot do as cheap as Polish builder as he has his family in UK and Polish one support his family back in Poland.

  72. 72
    Anonymous says:

    Brown was there part of May, so Cameron almost 8 months.

  73. 73
    Sir William Wade says:

    Is he giving a speech?

  74. 74
    UKBA training material says:

  75. 75
    Reality calling says:

    Repression turns to projection ^^^

  76. 76
    Frail old granny says:

    …..and in the priority seat, the ratbag.

  77. 77
  78. 78
    STuN says:

    They couldn’t carry a stool sample there were only two of them.

    Health and safety dontcha know.

  79. 79
    SP4BS says:

    Marital coercion is a very odd thing. Almost like a woman has promised God to obey her husband so she has to do everything he says. I heard somewhere vague that before this law, a man would be considered guilty for everything his wife did in his presence.

    PS:
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/chris-huhnes-wife-in-court-1592085 for free.

  80. 80
    Lib Dem Filth says:

    So if Smith was a known to police as being a nonce 7 years prior to being elected, what confidence does that give in any of those in power are clean ?

  81. 81
    SP4BS says:

    One UK builder told me that his german 4×4 uses a hell of a lot of petrol when he drives it to the alps.

  82. 82
    SP4BS says:

    One UK builder told me that his german 4×4 uses a hell of a lot of petrol when he ffs-takes-ffs it to the alps

  83. 83
    bergen says:

    Epic fail of the XYZ test.

    (examine your zip).

  84. 84
    Scrounger Scumbags says:

    “Shamed former MP Chris Huhne has grabbed one last lump of taxpayers’ cash by buying a £600 iPad on his expenses just before he quit.Shortly before he pleaded guilty in court to asking his ex-wife to take his speeding points, the Lib Dem decided to treat himself to a top of the range Apple tablet.”

    “Huhne received £17,207 – three months of his salary – when he quit the cabinet claiming he was innocent and would clear his name.”

    “He is also able to take a £70,000 severance package on quitting as an MP, also from the public purse.”
    “The criminal politician does not have to give the iPad back as IPSA, the expenses watchdog, says pursuing him through the courts would be ‘disproportionate to the benefit.”

    http://www.dailymail…l#axzz2JlkF78BE

  85. 85
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    While. Nick looks his usual innocent. 18

    This Gory bloke looks about 12

    Is he. Owen. Jones’ older brother???

  86. 86
    It's all coming out.. says:

    Chris Huhne’s ex-wife weeps in court as she claims he forced her to have a termination because it was “bad timing”.

  87. 87
    ████ ' change my tune' Hoon says:

    LibDems are nice people really….

  88. 88
    alexsandr says:

  89. 89
    Paniagua says:

    I have a quandry on this thing called Marital Coersion (Vicky Pryce) and Gay Marriage…

    1. If two Women get married which one can claim marital coersion?

    2. If two Men get married can any claim marital coersion?

    If the answer to 2 in none then is this not a case for sexual discrimination?

    Any learned people on here?

  90. 90
    Paniagua says:

    Tested !

    Did they ask her to breath on a mirror?

  91. 91
    RED ED MILLIONAIREBAND says:

    No. I was.

  92. 92
    Labourunionsbbc we are one under the EU says:

    If clegg moved in with his manlady, would she become his landlady?

  93. 93
    Who says:

    Notice how Guido’s giving Vicky an easy time?

    Always was a sucker for a pretty face,

  94. 94
    Ex needleblog says:

    The police were aware of accusations that Cyril Smith was a child abuser 7 years before he became an MP.

    So, here is a question for you. Did he become an MP despite being a paedophile or was he promoted to the position of MP because he was a paedophile ?

  95. 95
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    I’m sorry ?

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Dead birds don’t fall out of nests.

    Hat tip – Churchill.

  97. 97
    Chris 'Coitus interruptus' Hunhe says:

    My ‘bad timing’

  98. 98
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    I’m sorry, I’m sorry, so sorry…… hope that makes it all better and the tooth fairy will still come round for tea :)

  99. 99
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    Can a Tranny Hermaphrodite plead marital coercion.??

  100. 100
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    I am sure one of the LibDems could have given the boy a bare bottom smack !

  101. 101
    SP4BS says:

    In 1977, the Law Commission recommended that the defence of marital coercion should be abolished altogether. They said that they did not consider it to be appropriate to modern conditions

    IMHO it should only apply to people born in the 19th century.

  102. 102
    Casual Observer says:

    Got it, Thank you :-)

  103. 103
    Q says:

    So Muslims then

  104. 104
    Q says:

    Sorry thought you said 12th Century

  105. 105
  106. 106
    Bulldog Chewing a Wasp says:

    +1

  107. 107
    Casual Observer says:

    More likely because he doesn’t want to prejudice the trial with banter, and she is not a thoroughly discredited politician.

    However: As senior economic adviser to the government, the scope for damage which she could have caused the economy is far greater than Huhne’s. Huhne did mess up Energy policy – badly – but her contributions have not been closely examined yet.

    Given her vengeful nature which is now apparent, that issue should perhaps come under closer scrutiny. Once the trial is over.

  108. 108
    Huhne then McShame Et Al (None Exhaustive) says:

    The face that lunched with a thousand shits

  109. 109
    Casual Observer says:

    Huhne the monster defense. Maybe true, but takes two to tango.

    The records of her termination can be dug out to confirm any observations which may support her claims.

  110. 110
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    The Catholic priest sees his friend the Rabbi. Making the sign of the cross just before exiting his front door.

    ” Have you perchance come over to Catholicism. Manny ?” Says the. Priest

    ” Not at all ” replies the. Rabbi. ” i use your sign of the cross as a reminder that. I am in possession of all necessities prior to closing my front door . See?

    Spectacles

    Testicles

    Wallet

    and. Watch. !!!”

  111. 111
    Kieth Vaz says:

    That’s one for Diane to crusade on. Oh and me as well

  112. 112
    Eddie Boys Bandwagon says:

    ooops..

  113. 113
    SP4BS says:

    I’d wonder about her judgement.

    That she didn’t really think what happens when you insert shit into a fan from less than 2 feet away and without suitable protective clothing and glasses. You know, I really liked tommorows world when i were a lad.

  114. 114
    Moby Dick says:

    Lib Dems—do you agree aborting a healthy child should be a criminal offence?

  115. 115
    Verbumi says:

    “Defence”.

  116. 116
    David B says:

    Guido – in the words of father ted – now that’s sarcasm

  117. 117
    fitz fitz says:

    Who’s his father ?

  118. 118
    fitz fitz says:

    … an opinionated, manipulative, mannish,. Greek strategist “” had no choice “” …

  119. 119
    fitz fitz says:

    The usual gym in Vauxhall …

  120. 120
    fitz fitz says:

    … yes, in tandem with gay islamist marriage …

  121. 121
    Ed Miliband says:

    Hope Olda Bruvva wasn’t going commando!


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