February 13th, 2013

Labour MP Reported Over Cash Questions Concern
Phil Wilson Goes Off the Rails

The man who succeeded Tony Blair as Labour’s MP for Sedgefield is facing some pretty searching questions over his donations today. Phil Wilson has brought up Hitachi’s new factory in the House on no less than 22 separate occasions, coincidentally receiving over £10,000 in donations from Hitachi and the site’s developer. Tory MP John Glen has now reported him to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner:

Dear Ms Hudson,

I am writing to draw your attention to a potential breach of the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament, with regard to the declaration of financial interests.

On the 23rd January 2013, Phil Wilson MP registered a donation of £5,700 from Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd, and on the 31st January 2013 registered a donation of £5,700 from Merchant Place Developments.

 In a Parliamentary debate on the 31st January, Mr Wilson spoke about Hitachi’s new factory in Newton Aycliffe, on a site developed by Merchant Place Developments. At no time did he draw attention to his entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests.

The Code of Conduct clearly states that, ‘a financial interest should be declared if it might reasonably be thought by others to influence the speech, representation or communication in question’. I note that Mr Wilson has mentioned Hitachi’s investment on no less than 22 separate occasions in Parliament, and lobbied Ministers in its favour. Clearly it is a matter of public interest to know whether or not there was any expectation of future financial interest when he made these speeches.

Of course it is entirely appropriate for Members to draw attention to successful businesses in their constituencies, particularly those that contribute to the decline in unemployment that the UK is experiencing under this government. However, where a Member has received significant political donation from a company, it is essential for transparency and public faith in Parliament for this to be made clear so that they may judge a Member’s remarks in that context.

Yours sincerely,

John Glen MP

One to keep an eye on…


  1. 1
    Ms. Hudson says:

    Dear John

    Bog off you sad little man and do some real work


    Ms. H

  2. 2
    the PBT says:

    did john glen take up space at school?

  3. 3
    Fog on the Tyne says:

    Another fucking Labour North East trougher.

  4. 4
    One Term Dave says:

    I will keep making lots of positive noises about preventing immigrants having access to our benefits system. Of course I will actually do fuck all.

  5. 5
    Anarchists In Blazers says:

    @Off topic.

    Have a trawl through the bios of the leading lights in British political life then you’ll soon discover that our politicians are a clique who are significantly unrepresentative of the population. You’ll find a lot of toffs; public school education and Oxbridge, the law, trades unions, holy orders, masons, old money and aristocracy and various significant others. You will also see a lot political families who create their own dynasties. Political enemies ostensibly, but who on another level recognise each other as the ‘right sort of people’ and who inevitably feel themselves to ‘know best’ and to be ‘born to lead’. UKIP likes to refer to the whole cosy arrangement as the ‘political elite’, ‘LibLabCon’ or the ‘one party system’ and regard Westminister as a sort of ‘Punch and Judy’ show for the great unwashed.

    I remember the arguments of Old Labour. They felt themselves to be involved in what they then liked to call a ‘class war’. They made some similar observations, but typically their response to ‘class distinction’ was the lunacy of Marxism.

    The exercise suggested above is most rewarding when considering New Labour. It should be embarrassing to find that the Workers Party is largely staffed by toffs, in red rosettes, who to a man have never worked down a mine or for the minimum wage. I need to ask, on account of what exactly do these people claim to represent the working class? However this problem was solved by New Labour, who introduced Gramscian Marxism so that their useful idiots can run around screaming raco-sexo-homo at all and sundry, without ever bothering to check who actually runs the Party of the People, or why once in power they only ever manage to rearrange (or break) the deck chairs. My advice would be, if you’re daft enough to be a socialist at least have the decency to recognise a proper one.

    Another popular response to a failing upper class is revolution; tumbrils and piano wire and all the other nonsense guaranteed to turn the country in a wasteland. Erm no thanks.

    Farage has repeatedly spoken about the ‘political elite’ and he has added that UKIP are interested in ‘evolution not revolution’. My personal take on what this means is – that we are mature enough to recognise and accept that country will always be governed in some such way, by some such people, but that the current lack lustre set needs a good kick in the arse, and failing that, if they still feel that they are no longer able to manage the burden of responsibility, rather than cede it to Brussels, we are prepared to give it a go.

  6. 6
    yeah, right... says:

    He seems like a pretty straight kind of guy.

  7. 7
    I love my shekels says:

    Heir to Blair.

  8. 8
    The Public Domain says:


  9. 9
    Plato says:

    Saying: “I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the register of member’s interests”, doesn’t really explain anything.

  10. 10
    Question Of the day says:

    To the FSA.

    Why only look at Beef and Pork when Lamb substitutes make more profit?

    Time to wake up and smell the £sd.

  11. 11
    Steve Miliband says:

    Miliband has mentioned ‘tax cut for millionaires’ on no less than one thousand and twenty seven occasions

  12. 12
    Another brown envelope says:

    Snout; trough; trough; snout.

    Looking forward to headliine about the integrity of an MP but not holding my breath.

  13. 13
    Yet another megashambles says:

    …..and there was all those wunashuns. Did he get anything from onenation.com in exchange?

  14. 14
    Tony Blair says:

    I have a real job earning millions per year talking about modernising our multicultural response to challenges coming from a changing world recognising religious difference and championing diversity;. China. India. Education Education Education. Modernise. Change.

    I get paid £100,000 for every speech. Used bank notes or through my “charities”. And best of all, the UK taxpayer bought me a house and pays for my protection and I just shredded my expenses. Suck it up peasants, I modernised your country with immigration and soon you’ll be ethnically cleansed,

  15. 15
    Call a spade an effing shovel says:

    Or what a load of upper class participants in the sin of Onan.

  16. 16
    Ed Miliband says:

    I am a millionaire.

  17. 17

    I am a bitter troll,
    And I live in a bitter hole.. .•*¨*•♫♪¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

  18. 18
    Sarah says:

    So those muppets who voted for Blair in Sedgefield have now voted for another Labour trougher.

    Anyone really surprised?

    Champagne socialists are utter scum.

  19. 19
    Quick Check retail says:

    Diced beef <£10 kilo, Diced Lamb <£15 Kilo, Diced Pork <£8 kilo. Horse £??? kilo

  20. 20
    Dsyxelai lures KO says:

    Do you supply any nice hats?

  21. 21
    STuN says:

    You Sir are a F*cking Knob

  22. 22
    Grimy Miner says:

    This is a particularly telling sentence from a Tory MP

    “Of course it is entirely appropriate for Members to draw attention to successful businesses in their constituencies, particularly those that contribute to the decline in unemployment that the UK is experiencing under this government.”

    Hmm………….. under this government.
    Doesn’t he mean “under OUR government, of which I am a part”?

  23. 23
    Technomist says:

    I think that is the point.

  24. 24
    Casual Observer says:

    Whilst it is nice he has been reported, what are the odds on anything meaningful coming out of that reporting ?

    Labour are already recognized for what they are, and already have a significant number in their ranks who have been less than honest with their expenses, despite the incessant braying at the Tories on this issue.

    Yet nothing is done.

    This Hitachi factory is likely to pick up some ‘fairly contested’ contracts connected with HS2 and other rolling stock demands, and when those have dried up or become uneconomic they will shut down despite any long term commitment assurances given.

    Perhaps some confidence can be restored if this guy is rightly nailed to the wall, along with the others, for these clear transgressions of trust.

    But that does not change the fact that we know there is a false hope situation unfolding in Sedgefield which is going to cost the tax payer dearly for the sole benefit of enriching yet another corrupt member of the house.

    Perhaps if there was the possibility that the folk there would benefit long term this could be acceptable, but what the sorry conclusion of this episode 3 to 5 years down the line will be we already know.

  25. 25
    North East Disaster says:

    Has anyone ever seen Blair’s Sedgefield constituency? Sedgefield is OK but the rest is full of old mining villages and bombed out shithole council estates. They will always vote Labour, and quite honestly, they deserve Labour the scruffy oiks.

  26. 26
    Technomist says:

    How’s your brother? I hear he is doing all right for himself as well.

  27. 27

    I think, Anarchists In Blazers, you put your point forward with erudite wit and great observation, and much, if not all, of what you say is accurate. My only objection or concern, is that Farage is yet another “Body Politic as a business” jobbing journeyman, who sees the acquisition of power as an end in itself.

    I realy do not have any magic solution though, and you are quite right that when the shout goes up to “smash the system” you do have to ask, to who’s benefit would that REALLY be?

    Good, thought provoking post though – thank you.

  28. 28
    EU Funded Pro EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP.

  29. 29
    Mackem Exile says:

    Bridget Phillipson MP (Labour) and her mother were and still are connected to Wearside Women in Need. There are no published accounts for this charity since May 2009. Sunderland Council still gives them a massive donation. I wonder why?

  30. 30
    Technomist says:

    I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with people in working class distructs voting for a party that seeks to look after their interests. It is a sad thing for our democracy that this is not happening

  31. 31
    yeah, right... says:

    The sainted Lady could stand on a labour ticket in Sedgfield and enjoy a huge majority.

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  33. 33
    Moses says:

    Number 11 ?

  34. 34
    Pryce Watch says:

    Judge summing up now:

    ‘Judge: not for Pryce to prove that Huhne co-erced her – rather it is for the prosecution to prove he did not.’

  35. 35
    restore the monasteries says:

    The bankers have got away with a fair amount,,”A bailout” is theft of taxpayers
    money,and what do we do,nothing..The mp in question,probably does not see
    anything wrong with the donation,such is the calibre of the political class,and such is their disconnection from normal rules..Shady,barely legal transactions,done in the name of banking,and the “To big to fail” syndrome,have
    enabled this theft,as in bailout..

    Bit rambling,got man flu!!!!!

  36. 36
    Noose Watch says:

    Not forgotten. Never forgotten.

  37. 37
    East India Company Wallah says:

    Hurry back messiah
    Your devoted followers want more insanity_its their human right innit

  38. 38
    Marmite says:

    No way!

  39. 39
    Point of information says:

    The bailout was an amoral transfer of obligations from private to public sector which subverted several principals of capitalism, and signaled to the banks that they could operate risk free.

    The Bank of England, not the tax payer, is the lender of last resort who should have performed that function.

    The paying out of bailout money in bonus’ despite assurances against prior is arguably a theft. Seeing as bonus should be paid for profitable activity and the activity was clearly not profitable.

    TBTF is a smokescreen.

    If the commercial banks had collapsed, the public sector would step into the breach through emergency legislation and de-facto nationalization to stabilize the UK. IMF funds could be drawn upon.

    Sovereigns cannot go bankrupt. The economic impact would have been about the same as what is experienced now only a little faster developing but the root problem would have been fixed and the UK would be recovering now.

    Look at !celand for an instructive example.

  40. 40
    Grimy Miner says:

    Strangely enough, the Southern portion of this “Sceptred Isle” never refused the coal that generations of grimy miners from shitholes, like N.E.D so graphically describes, dug out of the ground at great personal risk to their health and indeed lives.

    Maybe NED saw stooped, crippled old men, shuffling to the local club for a pint? Did he ever wonder why these men were like that. They kept the fires of industry burning while others ere busy “making money” in the City.

    Maybe NED needs to open his eyes and REALLY look at the North East – but, to be honest, I would prefer if he just stayed away and left us to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in England.

  41. 41
    rising Pryces says:

    Finding this direction hard to follow: I gather the Act says “it shall be a good defence to prove that the offence was committed in the presence of, and under the coercion of, the husband” so had thought the burden was on defence to demonstrate this coercion on balance of probabilities – I must be wrong

  42. 42
    Gay Fawkes says:

    Will no one think of the poor multi billionaires, Larry Goodman and Tesco heir Dame Shirley Cohen, and the relentless antisemitic attacks they are having to endure from useless eater goy pleb scum, just because they passed off animal and humam faeces as Value Beefburgers, and have poisoned millions of worthless goy children with shit-burger school meals?

  43. 43
    Fillip says:

    Dear Mrs Wilson,
    I am putting etc..
    Yours Phil

  44. 44
    Tony Blair says:

    Dodgy donations? That’s my boy!

  45. 45
    Sue, Grabbit & Runne says:

    Is this a new defence that is acceptable to Mr Justice Sweeney. Something along the lines of “a big boy made me do it and ran away” is sufficent to explain peversion of the course of justice?

    Bloody marvellous thing the law.

  46. 46
    yeah, right... says:

    Are you referring to mutton dressed as lamb?

    Oh, and this is entirely unconnected, but are there any amusing and entertaining tweets from the Speaker’s wife today?

  47. 47
    Gordon Brown says:

    I can recommend McDonalds in Kirkaldy

    It must be good, it is filled with Scottish people

  48. 48
    Anarchists In Blazers says:

    Thanks. Nigel is not without his problems but to be fair he has repeatedly said that he’s a politician out of conviction and certainly the Tories would/have already offered him a king ransom if that’s what he wanted. A lot of people in UKIP are not really political but are increasingly being made so by the attitude of the current political class.

  49. 49
    yeah, right... says:

    Plenty of ‘grimy miners’ south of Birmingham – Kent, S wales, west Gloucestershire.

  50. 50
    FUCK OFF!!!! says:

  51. 51
    BCC says:

    Unfortunately, now we are being sued for the activities of a former employee, we will be somewhat short of funds to send reporters to Mustique to cover the Kate photo scandal.

    As from tomorrow the licence fee will triple.

  52. 52
    Mrs Wilson says:

    Dear Rob

    Don’t start that all over again. It didn’t do your ration of conjugals any good on the previous occassions and it wouldn’t if you restart all of that letter palaver.

    I am putting this letter in the public domain.

    Your ever loving wife

    Mrs Wilson

  53. 53
    If you don't care for Mr Vaz clap your hands says:

    If he wants to count incidents of Vazophobia, he can start with this one the smarmy, self satisfied prig.

  54. 54
    South Pacific says:

    American stage and screen actor, John Kerr who starred in the 1958 musical film South Pacific, has died aged 81.

    He leaves behind his brother Wayne.

  55. 55
    Keith Vaz says:

    Fancy a raita? It’s made from my own special recipe.

  56. 56
    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    For all UKIP’s faults, they could never be as bad as the LibLabCon gang. If it hadn’t been for the LibLabCon, UKIP would not exist, because there would be no need for UKIP to exist.

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    yuk! is marmite made from horse?

  58. 58
    Terry Dactyl says:

    The McDonalds or the burger?

  59. 59
    Keep taking the tablets says:

    I thought that was don’t get caught!

  60. 60
    Sally "these bins are a bit cold today" down the alley says:

    I am not sure that I could manage a horse but I could try .

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    visit your bank manager. breathe on him. :)

  62. 62
    green ink says:

    AIB in saying ‘that we are mature enough to recognise and accept that country will always be governed in some such way, by some such people, but that the current lack lustre’ you are making a valid call.

    However it remains that this is what we have and have to deal with.

    Realistically disaffected tory and other’s interest in UKIP is understandable and what farage says resonates well in the public ear but the lack of depth and experience within his party is obvious… technically they could end end up as part of a further coalition but in this ever increasingly informed political theatre of ours no coalition will produce radical change at speeds that will please everyone and at the moment indeed anyone….. thus the political conundrun continues.

  63. 63
    Con Artists says:


    Alert Alert, Tory MP Shi#ting themselves…

  64. 64
    Sir Alan Shitstrad says:

    I replaced my Amstrad with a Hitachi. I’ve never had a problem since.

  65. 65
    Pryce Watch says:

    It is strange.

    The coercion can be either physical or moral: Loyalty is not valid.

    Since physical is ruled out, or more broadly duress, the case for coercion must be moral, ie. no duress. In case of duress the burden is on the prosecution.

    From all facts so far presented that does not appear to be the case here.

    Hence agreed.

    This will be an interesting one for the jury. Hopefully they will be able to reach a unanimous verdict, which has also been directed.

  66. 66
    Marmite says:

    Neigh lad :)

  67. 67
    Pryce Watch says:

    Check here:


    Has the relevant case law.

    Implications for gay marriage are actually quite big.

    In gay marriage has it yet been decided who is the wife, and who is the husband ? Hard to tell ;-)

  68. 68
    Iron Bru says:


  69. 69
    Lord Stansted says:

    What do Wearside Women need?

  70. 70
    Pryce Watch says:

    More summing up: The summaries are now longer than the actual case presentation ?

    ‘Mr Justice Sweeney reiterating to the jury the importance of not discussing the case with anyone outside their number.

    He asks them to return tomorrow at 9.30am so he can continue his summing up of the evidence.’

  71. 71
    keredybretsa says:

    This geezer is a budding dishonourable, he‘s obviously being learning how to stretch the rules to his advantage. Carry on Guido.

  72. 72
    GOM says:

    Politician on the take shocker!

  73. 73
    Jeremy Vinyl says:

    As proved on my Radio 2 show, earlier: Meat-eaters don’t care what the fuck they eat. As long as it contains some kind of meat, they’re happy.
    Fox-burgers or Rat Lasagne, anyone? How about some Walker’s People and Onion crisps?

  74. 74
    Lord Stansted says:

    I think you mean a Party that claims to look after their interests.

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  76. 76
    SP4BS says:

    If, 33 years after 1980, the places are still shit, perhaps they never quite got any indication that it was all worthwhile.

    You can blame the “scruffy oiks” if you must, but thats just too easy for you.

    its a lot to the lack of diversity in the economy of such places, in the first place and that nobody can be bothered investing in a place that looks quite so shite. Perhaps the odd duncan bannatyne Gym.

  77. 77
    Guido Fawkes says:

    You win the prize for the most boring moniker. Now, go away.

  78. 78
    SP4BS says:

    Not quite.

    Horse shit.

  79. 79
    GOM says:

    I did titter at that!

  80. 80
    Southern Git says:

    eeeh, when I was a nipper we ad to paint the coal black. You see, southern coal was white and no body would buy it – them thinking like it was not proper coal.

  81. 81
    David Starkey, Looks Good In Khaki says:

    Actually, I think Mr. Wilson would look quite fetching in a khaki suit. It’s a shame that our modern politicians can’t learn from the fashions of the Middle Ages and adopt khaki as part of their couture.

    Oh and Paxman is a twat!

  82. 82
    Vote Euro Pryce. I think not. BOTH ARE GUILTY says:

  83. 83
    SP4BS says:

    You don’t need a lawyer here, just a primary school teacher.

    “if they told you to jump in a river, would you?”

  84. 84
    Lord Stansted says:

    … the odd duncan bannatyne Gym. I assume you jest!

  85. 85
    Con Artists says:

    Green ink.

    What you don’t want to realize is that radical change is exactly what the plebs are starting to understand they need.

    In any case, its not that radical, plenty of countries have 3 or 4 political parties who ebb and wane.

    Look at syriza in Greece, nothing strange or radical with changing public perceptions.

    It just so happens the conservatives have been on a 20 year wane which is getting bigger, not smaller..

    The rise of UKIP is not radical, more a rational state of logical evolution given the disastrous state of affairs the present LibLabCon present.

    What is radical is the increasingly desperate attempts to cling to power by the elite as they are starting to realize they no longer carry the public with them.

    When you understand this pal, the entire LibLabCon facade becomes quite amusing as you see them wither and twist like slugs in the salt.

    And as for depth of policies from the LibLabCon, ohhh haaa ha ha ha haaaaaa ha haaa ha… Don’t make me fcuking laugh or I’ll be sick

  86. 86
    A Right Good Badgering says:

  87. 87
    keredybretsae says:

    Ooo! Get you. I sometimes post as sdrawkcabemana, just to spice things up a little.

  88. 88
    Sally "these bins are a bit cold today" down the alley says:

    Dear Phil

    I am very sorry to have responded to your letter in that way. I assumed that Rob was starting all over again.

    If you have anything left in the brown envelopes would you like to meet for a drink?

    I am putting this letter in the public domain.

    Not yet your loving wife

    Mrs Wilson

  89. 89
    SP4BS says:

    Having considered that more closely, thats just bollocks.

    “It is not for Peter Sutcliffe to prove that God told him to do it, – rather it is for the prosecution to prove He did not”

  90. 90
    The BBC are peedo enabling scum. says:

    Labour, money grubbing and corruption? There’s a surprise.

  91. 91
    SP4BS says:

    I don’t get your point. sorry.


    Available in right shitholes.

  92. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Whats to understand, don’t like smelly Asian muzzies and all they represent.

  93. 93
    BBC Producer says:

    Any clean Minors?

  94. 94
    keredybretsae says:

    I suspect “badgering” involves a little artistic licence on the part of the “badgered”.

    Surely, a carefully-positioned mouse-trap would have provided enough “snap” to bring Huhne out of his fantasy world?

  95. 95
    The Third Way doesn't work either says:

    Conviction is just what most of them need.

    Ambiguity unimportant here!

  96. 96
    Wot is dis badgering den says:

    I have thumbed through my Kama Sutra quickly but I can’t find the badgering position. Anybody able to help?

  97. 97
    Labour...menadacious expedient sociopaths all of 'em says:

    truth hurts right..yeah

  98. 98
    SP4BS says:

    Is that a term for outdoor sex in woodland?

  99. 99
    Sir William Wade says:

    Step 1: Destroy UK manufacturers of trains by decades of under-investment and creation of hostile business environment.

    Step 2: Observe thatvrail rolling stock is inadequate.

    Step 3: Organise a team of crack civil servants with degrees in history, philosophy or classics to specify The Train Of The Future.

    Step 4: Demand tailor-made solutions that push the price up.

    Step 5: Pay twice the going price for the product. Allow delvery time of practically never.

    Step 6: Sit back and wait for gong and pension.

  100. 100
    sandidunn says:

    Cats rats foxes squirrels dog burgers and pies even….

  101. 101
    Sir William Wade says:

    Fear of Islam is entirely rational.

  102. 102
    Vote UKRAP - get bollocks says:

    Never realized UKRAP supporters were so vile. Oh well, keep insulting, because let’s face it, you’re a load of loonies anyway.

  103. 103
    STuN says:

    You seem to manage that quaint little pony with the cuban hooves quite well.

  104. 104
    The Third Way doesn't work either says:


    The sort of thing one would have expected Mark Oaten or Simon Hughes, or indeed both of them mutually behind locked doors, to have indulged in…

  105. 105
    Lord Stansted says:

    How come you are still describing the victims of Savile in terms of “alleged” sexual abuse?


  106. 106
    Badger Hair says:

    He used her minge as a shaving brush?

  107. 107
    Over 2 U says:

    A sea slug that is able to detach, re-grow and then re-use its penis has surprised scientists.

  108. 108
    Lord Stansted says:

    Ah, I should get out more and see the real world.

  109. 109
    northern git says:

    my granny’s burnt rock cakes would pass for coal thats for sure

  110. 110
    D Banantyne says:

    Aaaaam Oooooot

  111. 111
    Casual Observer says:

    It is dodgy to bring the likes of SYRIZA into the debate, UKIP are not in that category of party.

    SYRIZA is an extreme party. However, in Greece they need an extreme as the mainstream has failed.

    UK not quite in that situation yet, but is on the path.

    Other than public diverging the LibLabCon / EU dogma, one suspects that the establishment themselves may be starting to edge away.

    A core idea which is being played out is that political will can trump economics and protect the interests of both the elite and proles.

    This is falling apart faster right now.

    Interesting chart to look at:


    10 year gilts edging back up, followed by 20Y, 30Y.

    That is QE coming undone before your eyes.

    Now, doubling down on these failed policies as Osborn seems to be intent on doing is going to make matters worst. The implications for everyone huge.

    This is where a radical change, or rather a party which can restore credibility and put UK interests first, is required.

    This is what will get some of the elite behind UKIP, and what will get UKIP into power.

  112. 112
    Selohesra says:

    whats all this backwards non-sense

  113. 113
    yeah, right... says:

    Google Ron Davies

  114. 114
    Selohesra says:

    with welsh labour mp

  115. 115
    SP4BS says:

    PS: I don’t work for his marketing team.

  116. 116
    Bent City Solicitors says:

    I see your colleagues on the Sun are getting arrested now Guido


    You keep such good company while criticising all and sundry….

  117. 117
    Train manufacturer says:

    You should know that we pay large bungs to keep your corrupt politicians and civil servants happy

    That is how it all works in the UK nowadays…

  118. 118
    basil brushed it... says:

    not a nice thought that

  119. 119
    Riggsy Brown says:

    Let’s not forget Dame Shirley’s gerrymandering and creative accounting at Westminster Council. Guess I must be antisemitic to even remember such goings-on.

  120. 120
    SP4BS says:

    fake southerner. They’re not all poofs you know.


    His wife sounds a pain though.

  121. 121
    Russian Oligarch (and his bent City solicitors) says:

    We control the international meat trade thru faceless intermediaries in Cyprus…

    Don’t need to look for us…We appear nowhere…

    And we will sue you for all you are worth in the corrupt London Courts if you try to involve us

  122. 122
    The Third Way doesn't work either says:

    @SP4BS @Selohesra

    Being rather old fashioned, I had had similar thoughts but done in private.

    Of course, it would be nothing of the sort as it does not carry the risks of detection and infection.

    It is bound to be a variant of cottaging or involve a public toilet at night.

    When all this becomes compulsory, I fear I will clearly not be any good at it…

  123. 123
    We ought to be told says:

    And when do they need it?

  124. 124
    The Third Way doesn't work either says:

    At least you have a pedigree…

  125. 125
    NuLabour & their Russian Oligarchs says:

    We believe in bringing as many pillaging Oligarchs to London as we did
    during our time in office

    It’s great for London house prices and all our bent lawyer and reputation laundering friends

    It’s what New Labour is all about

    Not to speak of their non dom status…and their buying up the decaying London Press (to support us)

  126. 126
    Arfur Daley's Garage says:

    The Mini Minors are quite shiny.

  127. 127
    Solly says:

    Fancy a smack in the mouth? You oily, loathsome hypocrite!

  128. 128
    Madoff Mandelson of that Ilk says:

    I think you mean ethically cleansed, Tony

    I must correct you now that Lazards have made me Lord High Chairman of Ethics

  129. 129
    I'm no good at charades says:

    I think that I understand this one ….. the word ‘slug’ was the giveaway.

    Is this about Vaz?

  130. 130
    Out on a limb says:

    Is that Keith All and Harriet Sundry you are meaning BCS?

  131. 131
    Con Artists says:

    Vote UKIP, get UKIP

  132. 132
    Terry Dactyl says:

    Step 7. Ignore the travelling public who would simply like us to run the existing service properly and be certain of getting from A to B, on time, arse on a seat, at a price we can afford and who are not particularly concerned with being able to move at close to the speed of light. Instead squander millions on HS2 so that we can claim to be on the bleed edge, whilst tearing up the countryside and causing misery, in order to create a service that won’t work as expected, at the behest of our masters in the EU.

  133. 133
    Want2No says:

    Will a legal beagle say wherein lies the onus of proof for marital coersion?

  134. 134
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Labour’s Mary Creagh contents list.
    Lack of knowledge
    Making a name for herself
    She does exactly what’s on the tin, and is past her sell-by date.

  135. 135
    Andy Burnham says:

    I have high moral standards.

  136. 136
    STuN says:

    Chris Huhne has caused Nick Clegg such a headache, he has just nipped over to Mozambique for a native cure. (WE PAID)

  137. 137
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    How about “I draw the House’s attention to the identity of the donors paying me to ask questions in the House”.

  138. 138
    Popeye says:

    Another crook in Sedgefield, what’s the chances of that?

  139. 139
    green ink says:

    CA …I make no reference to syria or greece they are not comparable or relevant to what I said.

    CO.. you say some very preceptive things and I read most of your postings over the weekend along with ‘He who no longer posts’ … after all is said and debated …and it has been the same on this site since I started some years ago…we dissect every nuance of whats said compare it to whats gone before and promulagte what we see as pragmatic constructive ways in which we can all advance the goverenance of the uk.

    In essence I suppose what I’m saying is its the easiect task of all …with hindsight to see the lessons of political and economic ‘history’ none of which we can change …the real challenge is to identify pragmatic strategies that can stop history repeating itself and that truely is a challenge few mortal politicians of whatever persuasion can manage within the restricted timeframes of single parlaiments.

    At least we still try.

  140. 140
    Deborah Kerr, no relation, except a sexual one in the film, says:

    Tea And Sympathy, all around.
    Years from now, when you talk about John Kerr– and you will– be kind.

  141. 141
    green ink says:

    must wear the glasses…perceptive, promulgate, easiest, governance, parliament,

  142. 142
    Sesuna says:

    Depends on how you’re defining “pedigree”

  143. 143
    Your Friendly Neighbourhood Con-Game Exposure Service says:

    There’s THIS kind of “badgering” as well; seems as if it could have fit either Mr or Mrs Huhne, depending on whom you believe, and why:


  144. 144
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t forget his brother in Madrid, EWAN.

  145. 145
    The Third Way doesn't work either says:

    Selohesra was a racehorse. It is a matter of conjecture as to how many racegoers made the connection, if I may be so indelicate.

  146. 146
    Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

    This is appalling. We appreciate the good manufacturing they do, but to pose so many questions makes him the new Neil Hamilton for Mr Al-Fayed. Hat’s off to them both for being such puppets for the companies, I wonder whether Sir Humphreys pay them any attention though.

  147. 147
    Sir Humphrey says:

    To be among the list of Enterprise Zones of which there are only a limited number. MPs have to jostle with each other to get their area in one of the zones, or of strategic importance to cut tax. Now if we could cut business rates everywhere? Oh well might have to cut unemployment benefit. Wouldn’t go down will with the Lib Dems…

  148. 148
    BBC policy guru says:

    This organisation is already up to its armpits in defending a civil action filed today on behalf of 31 alleged victims, 8 of whom are also not just after’s Saville’s wealth but also link the BBC to their damages. Structurally the organisation is incapable of legally doing right within itself, so it externally may occasionally appear to placate the “claims culture” just a little. It also does not want to admit that it had a duty to be aware of at any of these incidents, which it argues were so carefully covered up by S. that his sick perversion was able to go unchecked, often as was common in those days, by allowing “exclusive access to one of the stars” in his rooms or travelling set.

  149. 149
    EdButLookBalls says:

    There’s a Vaz Deferens between this dickend and ed balls!

  150. 150
    Findus says:

    Does it sell horse Gordon?

  151. 151
    jacky Treehorn says:

    Yes but it doesn’t count when Labour do it.

  152. 152
    cryptic says:

    unfortunately Sir Will its the very same story of so many key industries …thankfully there are still leading edge survivors.

  153. 153
    confused.... says:

    somwhere between hymen and mayhem ?

  154. 154
    Eddie Boys Bandwagon Tour says:

    shes learning

  155. 155
    Adam A freeeer says:

    priceless but think I’d rather try an aspirin

  156. 156
    Diane Slugusset..well known labour apologist says:

    it sounds good to me

  157. 157
    GOM says:

    Sadly, it’s always been a case of ‘who’s left to vote for?’

    Scarily, there’s now nobody unless you count UKIP and the other loony/ fringe outfits!

  158. 158
    Mackem Exile says:


  159. 159
    Mackem Exile says:


  160. 160
    Fu Manchu says:

    And his Chinese cousin who was named after me

  161. 161
    ?..? says:

    Completely starstruck – that’s why he wanted to become an MP.

  162. 162
    Cokehead says:

    We used to get ours from that Anthra site down the road.

  163. 163
    Cokehead says:

    So, is Vegemite made from veggies?

  164. 164
    Tray N Spotter says:

    Whoooosh! Did you see that train go by like a Blue Streak?

  165. 165
    Pointless says:

    Lissen boy – dis am what you get if you don take dem points.

  166. 166
    left wing, right wing, it's all the same bird! says:

    +1 000 000

  167. 167
    Yvonne from The Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    I want to see copies of every expense claim made by this person until further notice .

    I simply do not trust the man .

    I would like to thank Mr Glen for bringing this to my attention.

  168. 168
    Veritas says:

    no one should be surprised by Phil Wilson the only surprise is that its taken so long to come out.He has been Hitachis man in Parliament for years.He was also close to Blair for decades so some of it has rubbed off.

  169. 169
    A reporter from the Daily Planet says:

    Fast track promotion on the way .

    The only thing that can stop her is Owen Patterson laying a knock out blow .

    Remember you heard it first from the Daily Planet .

  170. 170
    keredybretsa says:

    Thanksalot! Please send.

  171. 171
    Graham says:

    Stoke-on-Trent is a similar area. A dog turd with a Liebour rosette would get elected. Many already have been.

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