February 18th, 2013

LibDem Lackeys’ Lessons in Bad Behaviour

Pity those poor long-suffering secretaries and researchers of LibDem ministers. Bag-carriers working for Danny Alexander, Jeremy Browne and Lynne Featherstone have been sent on a course specialising in “dealing with challenging behaviour” over the last few months. Overall MPs have spent more than £10,000 on sending their staffers on the programme, all at the expense of the taxpayer. None of Gordon’s staff are on the list, but then they could probably teach the course.


  1. 1
    Sarah says:

    Bloated public sector.

    Burning our money – worse, stealing from our grandchildren to burn it.

    Lib / Lab / Con – the pro EU, pro immigration socialist party of big state authoritarianism.

    Vote Ukip.

  2. 2
    Gordon Brown says:

    I saved the universe, don’t ya ken?!

  3. 3
    Lord Stansted says:

    UKIP would be exactly the same if elected.

  4. 4
    This chap has a future as Gordon's right hand man says:

    Just the kind of vindictive behaviour Gordie goes in for. Of course, Gordie wouldn’t have to buy a can of joke fart gas. He’d just open his mouth and breathe.

    COURT officials spent £9000 trying to pinpoint a disgusting smell only to find the offending whiff was caused by a disgruntled employee with a can of joke shop fart gas.

    Crown Office staff at the procurator fiscal’s office in Glasgow’s Ballater Street had been plagued by the mystery stench for the last fortnight.

    Drainage experts and pest control workers were brought in to try to pinpoint the origin of the putrid pong, but were left baffled.

    After running up a £9000 bill on the investigations, the source was eventually identified.

    A casual worker, who is believed to have been knocked back for a modern apprenticeship with the department, was caught red-handed with the spray, which sells in joke shops for around £3.

    According to sources, he wanted revenge after being snubbed for the apprenticeship.

    He was marched out of the building by security staff, but is believed to have left without causing much of a stink.

    A source said: “It smelled like something had died under the floorboards.

    “Various drainage experts and pest control folk were brought in to try to sort out the problem, but they all failed to find anything.

    “Then on Wednesday this guy was caught with a can of fart gas and everything fell into place.

    “He was apparently annoyed about failing to secure an apprenticeship,
    but he has absolutely no chance now of a career in the fiscal’s office.”

    The Crown Office said: “Staff reported an unusual odour at the fiscal’s office in Glasgow.

    “After investigation, the matter has been resolved.”

  5. 5

    Is the objective to learn bad behaviour?

  6. 6
    Who says it's all bad news these days? says:

    Some great heartwarming news to enjoy.

    RACE-HATE killer Imran “Baldy” Shahid was rushed to hospital after being attacked in a prison gym. Shahid, 36, who kidnapped and killed Kriss Donald, 15, is serving a minimum 25 years for the brutal murder of the teenager.

    A Kilmarnock Prison source said: “He was doing weights and the next minute someone ran over with a 15kg bar and hit him over the head. Then another 15 prisoners started grabbing bars and laying into him.”

    The source claimed Shahid was “in a bad way”. He added: “Five lifers who are in for over 20 years each decided they didn’t want to see his face every day. No one would go up to him on their own because he is a hell of a size. He is a bully and deserved everything he got.”

  7. 7
    ? says:

    A jobless mother of 11 is celebrating today after her local council agreed to build her a six-bedroom home to accommodate her massive brood.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280385/Jobless-mother-11-children-gets-council-build-SIX-BED-house-struggling-current-home.html#ixzz2LG5HhrFS
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  8. 8
    Bristol Rover says:

    Your judgement is based on what precisely?

    As far as I can see from actually reading what the LabLibCon party actually stand for and their combined policies.

    They share vitually nothing with UKIP at all.

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    What they learn:

    Upset people are agressive people.
    fter labelling can be ignored. (reality upset people bring problems and must be avoided)

  10. 10
    John says:

    MPs offices (as well as constituency offices) are the first port of call for most people with any sort of gripe (real or imagined) against their elected representative.

    I’d say that it’s pretty useful (and fair) to train MPs staff in dealing with situations that might be a little challenging…

  11. 11
    V1le, spiteful Labour ruined my Country says:

    All the political class are the same, in it for themselvs and nobody else. As they’re so keen on inventing new taxes lately I think they should introduce a political class tax unique to them!

  12. 12
    Not up to the Job watch says:

    I watched Lynne Featherstone speaking in a commons debate once. I actually thought she had learning difficulties !

  13. 13
    Incapable Vince says:

    It’s only taxpayers’ money. There’s plenty more where that came from.

  14. 14
    Misconduct in public office says:

    Looks like to spent more time and effort on this than they did investigating Stephen Purcell.

  15. 15
    Misconduct in public office says:


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    quelle surprise says:

    In an item about teaching people things on courses, shouldn’t that be “None of Gordon’s staff IS on the list” ?
    Leaving now.

  17. 17
    P says:

    Does it include mobile phone repair

  18. 18

    If they are going to demand entry to people’s homes to see their jewellery, then I can foresee problems.

    On that matter, am I being cynical in thinking that steal-to-order is likely to rise if they ever get such a daft proposal off the ground. It could be a variant on whistle blowing – yes, that’s it! Whistle Sucking.

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    What other class A drug abuser gets tipped off by the Police ? says:

    Right enough, there is usually a bad smell around City Chambers partcularly when Purcell was around.

  20. 20
    M Philpott says:

    I might be able to free up some space for her.

  21. 21
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Y’know, I’m going to leave off criticising John O’Farrell. I hear news like this, and it disappoints me that the bloke isn’t dead. Let him who has not sinned, etc.

    Well, back on topic: This is one way to deal with bad behaviour, a bit harsh, to be sure, but it may produce the desired effect upon Mr Shahid…

  22. 22
    Deep Joy says:

    He is an evil c unt of the highest order. Give them a medal !

  23. 23
    Casual Observer says:

    They should be liable for Mansion tax when they move in to that.

  24. 24
    Bristol Rover says:

    Had to laugh at this.

    Tewksbury council, Fauxservative, the local MP’s Fauxservative and joy of joys, the new shirkers mansion will be an ‘eco’ house.

    Now someone tell us all here, the difference between the festering LabLibCon-trick is what exactly?

  25. 25
    Casual Observer says:

    The ‘low carbon footprint': FFS: Global warming is a lie, so who cares ?

  26. 26
    Who says it's all bad news these days? says:

    An interesting bit on Wikipedia about the murder:

    The case, which featured the first ever conviction for racially motivated murder in Scotland, is cited as an example of the lack of attention the media and society give to white sufferers of racist attacks compared to that given to ethnic minorities, with organisations such as the BBC later admitting failing to cover the case sufficiently. It is also suggested the crime demonstrates how society has been forced to redefine racism so as to no longer exclude white victims.

  27. 27
    Steve Miliband says:

    Under the Labour ‘Mansion Tax’ policy/pledge/waffle it has emerged that there will be different tax bands according to the value of the property.

    These will become know as ‘Milibands’

  28. 28
    Casual Observer says:

    It violates the principal that doesn’t really exist in Britain any more (but which does exist in US) of the right to private property.

    Anyone who attempts to enter your property without a certain type of warrant, like the telly tax mongs, can be politely told: No.

    There should be a constable with them to ensure no breach of the peace. If there is not, then immediately call the police to report trespass / harassment / breach of peace / attempted forced entry / assault etc. Make sure you have some video evidence or a witness who is prepared to make a statement.

    They can only gain access to your property with a certain type of warrant which will need to be issued by a court. Until such a warrant is produced the answer is no.

    Even with that warrant it would still be preferable to deny access and allow them to take you to court. Obviously you will have nothing to hide.

    The principal did get eroded significantly with that decision to allow armed forces to take control of private homes which was made the other year.

  29. 29
    Gordon the medicated says:

    Someone’s talking about me! My Ears are burning!

    or have I just picked up the pop tart instead of the Nokia again?

  30. 30
    William says:

    Maybe we should have a “Fanny Tax” – I guess the size is generally in proportion to how much it costs the state

  31. 31
    Casual Observer says:

    The designation that only one group can be racist is in itself racist.


  32. 32
    Who says it's all bad news these days? says:

    Didn’t you read this glorious piece in the Guardian which declared that only whites can be racist? It’s official, because the Guardian said so!


  33. 33
    Gordon the medicated says:

    when I go to sleep I can hear my neighbours voices. On and on,shouting out all night.
    They say things like “Burn down the house” and “Leave all the taps running” and “Why don’t you cut off your ears?”

    When I called environmental health the woman who came round said “I’m sorry Mr Brown. But you live in the countryside. You don’t have any neighbours. The ‘voices’ must be coming from somewhere else?”

    So now I know. She’s one of them!

  34. 34
    Casual Observer says:

    There is a probability of a situation like this occurring in any population, but the language and expectation she shows demonstrates what labour have bequeathed us.

    The Fanny tax has been achieved by the child benefit modifications.

    She though will likely be more than doubling the $ on child support payments etc. and the rest.

    Looking at what all that capital is going to support is a good demonstration of how capital can be mis-allocated by socialism.

    Her household will be costing the tax payer a huge amount / year.

    Her families contribution to the national purse likely close to 0.

    Could have been avoided for the most part had the benefit system been a little more rational at the outset.

  35. 35
    Casual Observer says:

    Familiar with that. Abbot is a rac!st who plays divide and rule.

    Her rhetoric is a masterpiece of hypocrisy which has only been tolerated so far because she has not been held to account for this.

    Briscoe took her apart on this issue quite eloquently.

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Follow the money, who runs the courses.

  37. 37
    Calamity Clegg says:

    So what if we’re anti-Christian ?

  38. 38
    The Libor party says:

    WE are the nasty party.

  39. 39
    Kevin T says:

    Common Purpose perchance?

  40. 40
    average joe says:

    Ukip are the only party with the backbone, integrity and honesty to run this country and take us out of the EU.

    On the other hand, CaMoron, Millitwat and Calamity Clegg eagerly sold their spines to an EU approved Romanian slaughterhouse so it could be made into lasagne and their big business mates could make big profits selling it in the UK whilst keeping all the profits “offshore”.

    Enough of this spineless traitorous troughing lying elite who suck at the EU teat at the expense of lifetime British tax payers, who they discard in the bins of Stafford hospitals and Liverpool Care Pathway.

    Enough is enough.

  41. 41
    Was Richard Briars a Communist ? Discuss says:

    He was in the Good Life, but was this for $ or did he believe in the hard left socialist message being projected ?

    The final episode did portray the socialist dream being wrecked by mindless vandals. But the Royal Command performance did portray his character attempting to negotiate an equity release on his property to fund his pension.

  42. 42
    P l e b says:

    So Jeremy Hunt has criticised United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust for “institutional self-preservation”. How hypocritical! Is it any wonder that such a culture should evolve at the Trust when they witness their Health Secretary’s obsession with clinging to office. Hunt appears to be wholly motivated by personal self-preservation, witness his refusal to resign over his handling of the News International bid for 100% of BSkyB, his breaches of the Ministerial Code and his abandonment of his former SPAD, Adam Smith.

  43. 43
    Joke candidate for a joke party says:

  44. 44
    Joke candidate for a joke party says:

  45. 45
    old SHEP says:

    Let them cool down a bit next time before attempting to make a phone call, your right ear looks like Weetabix.

  46. 46
    ████ ' changed my tune' Hoon says:

  47. 47
    The Dead Tree Press spokeperson says:

    RDA Holding Co., publisher of the 91-year-old Reader’s Digest magazine, filed for bankruptcy to cut $465 million in debt and focus on North American operations as consumers shift from print to electronic media.
    The company is the latest in a line of iconic businesses to have recently sought court protection from creditors, after Hostess Brands Inc., maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, and Eastman Kodak Co., inventor of Kodachrome and the Instamatic camera.

  48. 48
    Lord Stansted says:

    The funny thing about the Guardian article is that they’re still brining up photographs from 1968. They really ought to move on and get a life in today’s Britain.

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    Off topic BBC journalists on strike,is there any way we can keep them out indefinately?

  50. 50
    Hand the Cat says:

    love it hahahahah

  51. 51
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Not really bothered – One DetoNation ???

  52. 52
    Casual Observer says:

    Interesting they mention ‘gold bars under the bed’.

    Gold is not a taxable asset.

    Mansion tax is not going to happen: If it does it will be to force the upper middle segment of the housing market down.

  53. 53
    Joss Taskin says:

    Couldn’t they make it a 24 month strike, rather than just 24 hour ?

  54. 54
    We don't need people like that says:

    My first girlfriend had seven siblings. They lived in a three bedroom house and their father worked for a bleeding living rather than sponging off the rest of the population.

    That woman should be taken out and strangled.

  55. 55
    The BBC causes serious mental illness says:

    Journalists you say ? Did not realize they had any left at the Beeb.

  56. 56
    pissed off voter says:

    UKIP will at least get rid of one entire level of politic and a whole barrowload of politicians. Worth voting for them just for that, never mind the c £50m per day it costs to pay homage to the eurocrats in Brussels.

  57. 57
    @# says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … ead_module”

    Give me one good reason why this feckin lunatic should receive another penny from the State, and secondly why was he not put on a plane to his beloved Sharia-land at gunpoint at dawn this morning?.

    I’ll tell you why.

    Because we have a heap of feckless here-today-gone tomorrow suits full of bugger-all as leaders of this once great nation.

    We Brits do ourselves no favours by being “tolerant”.

    If he tried a similar move in any emerging Arabic nation proclaiming that Western Law should be introduced and local Sharia Law disposed of, what do you think would happen to him??

    He would be under a sand-dune with Gaddafi–after had a thoroughly deserved kicking from the multitude.

    One is incandescent with rage.

    Next thing you’ll be telling me is that the beardy wanker in a frock and sandals and an appalling BO problem has “Rights”

  58. 58
    Labour...filth...just filth says:

    unfortunately your first line says it all … vote ukip get labour

  59. 59
    pissed off voter says:

    might be more advantageous to train MPs not to intimidate the electorate.

  60. 60
    Pryce Watch says:

    The jury could be some time:


    Depending on what their arrangements are, siting in nice warm court office on expenses could work out cheaper and be more agreeable than sitting around at home. Employers can’t complain too much either.

  61. 61

    Pointless, public-funded, management-speak, PC Twattery.

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Why is this anti-English knut even standing in an English constituency?

    The Labour party really seems to be riddled with these anti English types. How can English people continue to vote for a party that hates their guts.

    Wake the fcuk up.

  63. 63
    old SHEP says:

    They must have a hell of a lot picking up fat salaries, they announced that they want to get rid of 150 (though most of those would be re-employed in different sectors of the BBC or given handsome redundancy packages). How many journalists have they got?, 500, 1000, 2000. All justified by the fantastic record of cutting edge investigative journalism that they have displayed over recent years, LOL.

  64. 64
    pissed off voter says:

    This love thy neighbour thingy is getting harder by the day.

  65. 65
    Incapable Vince says:

    I will MAKE it happen !!!! I’ve got Red Ed on my side.

  66. 66
    pissed off voter says:

    lot of women on the jury. most of them probably have some experience of assholes like Huhne and are sympathetic to Pryce despite her character. could be a long, long time..

  67. 67
    average joe says:

    Labour Filth

    If you stick with the failing 3 pro EU parties, this country will continue to fail.

    I can only conclude you are suffering from Stockholm syndrome and have fallen in love with your pro EU high tax jailer.. and secretly love being taken up the jacksie by CaMoron and Millitwat…

  68. 68
    Popeye says:

    A criminal waste of my money.
    A good example of following in Labour’s profligate misrule however.

  69. 69
    average joe says:

    Lib or Lab or Con = the same, ie more EU, more immigration, higher taxs, more troughing idiot MPs devoid of backbone and morals, lost sovereignty, bancrupt country


    Vote Ukip, get Ukip.

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    ref ‘filth just filth’ above …

    vote labour = get red labour
    vote tory = get blue labour
    vote libdem = get your head tested

  71. 71
    Red Egg Millitit.....oh nooooo says:

    An OAP with early dementia and a Red Egg Millitit wanting to tax the most productive in society…. now that is a good idea :)

  72. 72
    Anonymong OE says:

    Interesting how you don’t say the source for this story (you normally do), and you mention three Lib Dem MPs spending money in this way but then imply it is something other MPs have also used but no names are forthcoming…

    I thought you hated all MPs equally (see recent Guardian puff piece) but it would seem you’ve noticed there’s a Conservative / Lib Dem marginal by-election on or something…

  73. 73
    Curly wonders says:

    A jobless mother of 11? That’s a bit young to be working innit?

  74. 74
    Mme Tricoteuse says:

    Were they allowed to take their knitting in with them?

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

    pursuing Purcell would have exposed too much shit on too many people in privileged positions.

  76. 76
    UKIPers are amusing says:

    Course they would, you don’t get rid of a political elite by electing a new one.

    Noone who wants to be an MP should be one.

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