February 24th, 2013

Clegg ‘Personally Told About Rennard Rumours in 2008′

Clegg only talks about his office hearing the Rennard rumours in his statement: “I am angry and outraged at the suggestion that I would not have acted if these allegations were put to me”. ITV’s Lucy Manning and the Telegraph report that a LibDem raised concerns with Clegg personally in 2008:

“I was at an event with Nick Clegg and said Nick, you need to know that we have print journalists which I believe were, I think the Telegraph were chasing it, the Mail was chasing it and the News of the World was chasing it.

I said I believe there are three papers that are actively pursuing the Rennard story and he knew exactly what I meant, there was no ‘what are you talking about?’

As the party leader he knew exactly what I meant when I said it to him. He said, ‘Thank you very much, I will go and deal with it.’ And again nothing happened.”

Clegg’s clarification of his clarification needs…clarifying.


  1. 1
    Blowing Whistles says:



    • 21

      I agree with Nick.


      • 132
        Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

        It’s like the Bill & Monica scandal – whether Clegg is guilty of a cover up or not depends on how you define ‘is’.


    • 68
      D'Jango says:

      Nick is clever smarmy posh boy and he’s been caught “economical with the actualite’. Cameron, Milliband, Clegg etc none of them has ever had a real job of work and they are all cut from the same cloth. I don’t trust any of them anymore!


    • 73
      Anonymous says:

      Holocaust never hapened did it Blowing Willies?


    • 75
      Anonymous says:

      Hоlоcaust never hapened did it Blowing Willies?


      • 137
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Watch the video – work it out for yourself – if you possibly can?


        • 148
          Anonymous says:

          So 5.9 million killed is OK then yeah gutless wonder?
          Or are you saying no one was killed?
          Hitler never existed did he? It was all propaganda yeah dumfuck?


          • soapadope says:

            As you well know, to question any aspect of the hollowco$t can get you a prison sentence in many European countries. Why is that??
            As for the ‘ oy, ve vas turned into soap’ story, I believe that is now being deep-sixed down the memory hole even by the youknowhooz.


        • 150
          Anonymous says:

          Sо 5.9 mіllіоn kіllеd іs ОK thеn yеаh gutlеss wоndеr?
          Оr аrе yоu sаyіng nо оnе wаs kіllеd?
          Hіtlеr nеvеr еxіstеd dіd hе? Іt wаs аll prоpаgаndа yеаh dumfuck?


          • Anonymous says:

            And Bin Laden was Chewish! Oh oops, Osama actually was Choowish… (not a lot of people know this, for some reason…)


          • YouWot? says:

            That’s the thing about you twisted ZioLoons: You want as many of your own kin to have died as horribly as possible just so you warped fucks can trawl for sympathy. You don’t actually give the slightest fuck about any “holocaust victims”.


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Bog standard reply there Anon – the ususal “Spewing and fulminating with bile and vitriol”. Do you feel better for it; do you feel all powerful that you cannot have a sensible discussion – save that you too have lost the argument by being so vitrioloc.

            “Reactions” normally in your knee-jerk style speak volumes.

            btw During WW2 it is estimated that some 60 million men and women lost their lives on all sides. Many were just pawns in a political & business charade.


    • 104
      Fishy says:

      No wonder they’re called the yellows


    • 184
      Old Grumpy says:

      Ever heard of “Plausible Deniability?”


    • 192
      oops says:

      Clegg is a sociopath. He has most of the classic signs inc. narcissism, dishonesty, no conscience, manipulative, etc


  2. 2
    Dutch Courage says:

    He hasn’t got a cLegg to stand on.


  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    Lords like Rennard give Lords like Macalpine a bad name!


  4. 4
    Casual Observer says:

    Gotcha. So he lied. He wasn’t under oath, but can his party really retain any credibility and stand by a leader who is exposed like this ?


    • 14
      Bert says:

      A rhetorical question if ever I saw one!


    • 83
      Person from Porlock says:

      They are Liberal Democrats.

      It’s what they do.


      • 101
        Peter Grimes says:

        Uncle Vinny was most unconvincing on the Pandy Marr show this morning when trying to deny that he knew of the allegations before last week.

        You would think that a professional liar/shyster like him would be able to suppress the Bolloxian blinking!


        • 158
          Anon says:

          I missed the Marr performance, but if he denied knowing about it he is an idiot. There is one woman who he knows personally who I am fairly sure had an ‘encounter’ with Rennard and then left the party abruptly. Vince would have had to have been a moron not to have wondered why.


      • 170
        Morris Minor says:

        So, Pussy, it seems we have now firmly established that we have three crooked parties

        The Liebore Party
        The Lieberal (non-Democratic) Party
        the CONservative Party.


  5. 5
    Kebab Time says:


  6. 7
    Winnie the Pooh says:


  7. 10
    Anonymous says:

    The Telegraph were chasing it, the Mail was chasing it,the News of the World was chasing it and the BBC were turning a blind eye. ;-(


  8. 11
    thedukeofhunslet says:

    I am now convinced more than ever that Nick Clegg himself has something iffy to hide… For the Lib Dems, sexual impropriety is no more an event than the sunset or a high tide.

    I blame their history of drink problems. We all know how hard it is to keep it zipped up when you’ve had a few… and that’s for people who aren’t Liberals. It must be like some roman orgy at one of their conferences by the time the bar closes.


  9. 16
    Charles Kennedy says:


    I did not proposition that woman



  10. 17
    annoyed user says:

    If he has to admit another lie he should be whipped from parliament.


  11. 18
    Graham says:

    Now Tim Farron is showing alarm. Clegg is in a hole and he’s still digging. Must have known contents of the inappropriate behaviour.


    • 22
      Even Mr Cool is heated says:

      Farron was rattled and made a real pigs ear of that interview. Never heard him like that before, he’s the LibDems’ safe pair of hands.


  12. 20
    Jimmy says:

    Women are safe with Labour MPs. Fact.


  13. 23
    Winnie the Pooh says:


  14. 26
    KT says:

    Of course Clegg was one of the keenest to get the Leveson recommendations implemented and the press regulated. Wonder why.


  15. 29
    Quite says:


  16. 33
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    It seems to me that our political classes excel in sexual deviation and harassment, in financial mismanagement, in financial fraudulent behaviour and in just plain lying!!


    • 43
      Shocked of Sheen says:

      Would it be too troubling to expect honesty from our elected representaives? Oh why do I ask these naive childish questions…


  17. 34
    anon. says:


  18. 37
    Hopeful says:

    There’s something of the SWP sex scandal about this.

    Could this spell the end of the coalition?


    • 44
      Calamity Clegg says:

      The future’s bright. The future’s orange.


    • 45
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      Yep time for bullyballs to work up his thesis on how to print more money, spend more money on public services and welfare benefits and generally trash the country !!!


    • 54
      All the LibLabConners are complete cnuts says:

      The economy is tanking, the Libconners are increasing the Debt from Liebours £700 billion to £1.5 TRILLION in this Parliament.

      We’ve just lost the AAA rating.

      Now all these fucking useless politicians are concerned about is whether the repulsive obese Rennard groped a few Libdum wannabe women some years ago.

      How fucking pathetic they all are ffs.


  19. 41
    Blowing Whistles says:

    There are a remarkable number of trolls / commentators across the msm and the blogosphere who are trying desperately to ‘downplay’ the issue of Rennard’s ott actions … I might start clocking all their names.


    • 47
      rebekah aka nellnewman says:

      No disrespect but I don’t think they’re succeeding!!


    • 51
      Not Blowing Whistles says:

      If you can be bothered, do and stick them up on a blog / twitter list if appropriate.

      There will be a mix of government dis-info, security services and possibly p3d0 ring members in there. Would be very useful info to some.


      • 120
        Not Blowing Whistles says:

        Correction: There will be a lot of security services all over this.

        Cross check on Cleggs background, he is one of them.


    • 64
      Yeah right on says:

      While you are at it include the names of all holocaust deniers like yourself


  20. 46
    Past Debates says:

    He has been covering a lot up methinks:


    The heckler pictured, and asking the awkward questions was B!ll Mal0ney, of Pie ‘n’ Mash films. He has made documentaries about care home abuse for a number of years now, and has been campaigning actively against close family courts for a while.

    His questions were written off as being a little insane back then, but he was speaking from a qualified position as we now know.


  21. 48
    The Right Honourable George Osborne Mp says:

    I think we’ve got a very clear message, a loud and clear message that Britain cannot let up in dealing with its debts, dealing with its problems, cannot let up in making sure that Britain can pay its way in the world.


  22. 52

    Ohoh, Crick is gunning for Clegg now. This could be big.


    • 71
      Bert says:

      They never learn, do they? It’s not the misdeed but the cover-up that gets them in the end. Crick is your boy for lifting stones to see what lurks beneath.


  23. 53
    A. Jones. Age, 14 & 1/2 says:

    Tim Farron is paddling like fek on 5 live trying to deflect it all.
    He’s eyeing the top spot once Clegg gets the boot.


  24. 55
    Kettle Noises says:

    Only young people know what they are talking about. Anyone over the age of 40 is past it and stupid. I am under 40 and intend to keep it that way – even when I collect my pension.


  25. 56
    Lard Everard says:

    I’ve always wanted to change our party logo from ‘Winning Here’ to ‘Wimmin Here’.


  26. 57
    Innocent Face says:

    It’s a coup, baby!


  27. 58
    Tired old cliche says:

    And nothing on ukip defections


  28. 59
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    If a certain ex EU Commissioner is arrested this week, that will be the final nail in the coffin.

    The question though: If the axis is not just Lib Dem abuse but EU, could Tarzan be taken down next ? No implication he has anything to do with the more serious stuff in the background, other than his involvement with Westland and that leaked email which was the official reason why a Home Secretary was transferred to Brussels early one morning on a Brighton beach by H@gue.


  29. 60
    Confucius says:

    Message for women, girls, and boys — if you aren’t fully prepared to be groped or screwed by LibLabConner politicians then stay away from the Westminster cess pit. Simples.


  30. 62
    Tosspot says:

    One e-mail, says he did know & Cleggy is finished, will Simon Hughes become Deputy PM I wonder ??


  31. 63
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    Nick Clegg was a big lobbyist for Gadaffi:


    ‘I was Cl3gg’s ‘fag’ at school, says Ther0ux’


    • 112
      Person from Porlock says:

      Blair must have been well pissed off when Gaddafi was bumped off. That would have been another £50m in his trouser pocket.


  32. 65
    Owen Jonesy the 'orrible little gay. says:

    Mummy. I blew a kiss at Lord Rennard and he just ignored me. Did he infringe my human rights?


  33. 70
    Suicide Watch says:

    Is someone with Nick right now?


  34. 77
    Fantasy or true? says:

    Did he go for bondage as well? Was she teathered ?


  35. 78
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Fingers firmly crossed that the Vicky Pryce re-trial deflects a bit of the slightly negative light that the wicked media are trying to fix firmly upon me.


    • 142
      Blowing Whistles says:

      The ‘wicked media’ need to watch out themselves – because it appears that the greater mass of the public are becoming very wise to their spin and the lies that they have been promulgating [sorry about the big word] for DECADES.

      Who’s side are they on?


  36. 80
    Just nuke the prison populations and thereby cut crime by 50% overnight says:

    Watching documentary on ITV about Aylesbury prison and the prison’s mental health officer is a typical leftie who believes everyone has the capacity to be good. This prisoner is sitting in front of her and saying it’s been his ambition since he was 9 to kill someone, and she asks if he’d like to talk about his emotions. This is what’s wrong with this country. Demented criminals and their bleeding heart enablers.


  37. 81
    The FibDemon party says:

    Bring back Lemsip Ropedick !!


  38. 82
    Chris Rennard is, to quote Arnie in Predator, one ugly motherfucker says:

    The astonishing thing about the Rennard scandal is that his young victims stayed silent because they were new and wanted to progress up the party ladder. Seriously, why would ANYONE want to progress up the Lib Dems?


  39. 84
    Chris Rennard is, to quote Arnie in Predator, one ugly motherfucker says:

    Clegg’s categoric denial that he knew about the allegations was very reminiscent of Clinton’s “I did not have sexual relations with that woman”. At least Clinton had charisma.


  40. 85
    Late Night DJ says:

    An’ this one goes out to a guy called Nick. Apparently Nick’s been feelin’ a bit down lately and needs some cheerin’ up. Well, Nick, this one’s for you…


  41. 87
    The Liberal Dumbocraps is home to weirdos and perverts says:

    Rennard is a slimy bag of vomit.


  42. 90
    Margaret Beckett says:

    Who’d like to touch me up?


  43. 92
    C.Huhne HMP #24521 says:

    How unprofessional!
    Can’t even get his story straight, rank amateur!


  44. 94
    anon. says:


  45. 98
    It's All Balls says:

    This Rennard chap has the look of the Ed Balls about him. Are they related?


  46. 99
    Calamity Clegg says:


  47. 103
    Murray Mint says:

    Guido you must know all about this Jack Straw thing, can you put some flesh on the bones please?

    Why the allegations about Rennard were not published at the time, I don’t know. All the senior political journalists knew of them. There are some things, like Prince Phillip’s love life or Jack Straw’s visits to a South London address, which are well known but our corporate media somehow decides to hold back on.



    • 111
      Anonymous says:

      Maybe that’s where his psychiatrist lives?

      Someone on here has said previously that it’s probably his hedge against future legal action..i.e .in terms of diminished mental responsibility etc. etc.


      • 146
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Could Huhne be using all his ‘insider knowledge’ [where many bodies are buried etc] in some kind of ‘horsetrading’ manoeuvre to keep himself at liberty?


      • 156
        Point of Information says:

        One should always be wary when someone writes a piece about their life story which engages you emotionally and makes you fell sorry for them. That disarms your critical judgement.

        Especially when the same person has silenced children in care from speaking out about abuse and mistreatment, and having politicized the jud!ciary by stealth.


        Excuse: ‘We went too far’…


    • 155
      Casual Observer says:

      Could it be connected with a Rinkagate ? That was something Str@w was very sensitive about. The questions were asked in 2002 by Newsnight.

      Certainly scope concerning involvement of J3remy Th0rpe. (Liberal MP)

      However, the parties which Th0rpe was going to were apparently East London / Essex.

      Str@w was Deputy to H0dge at Islington Council


  48. 107
    Weygand says:

    Another bandwagon to jump on.

    Beam me up Scotty.


  49. 108
    Flapjack says:

    Wish the news would go to another story


  50. 110
    Comment of the Day says:

    John Mann MP:

    So Clegg knew but asked Rennard’s niece to investigate the details. Presumably Huhne drove her and Laws paid her expenses.


  51. 114
    Not Blowing Whistles says:

    To anyone who notices trolls out playing this down, not surprising as Cl3gg does have a very ‘spooky’ background.

    Lord Carr!ngton introduced him to Br!ttan when Cl3gg started out in Government.

    The rest of Cl3gg’s background is also instructive. His family are in the trade: His great great aunt was a Soviet spy who came to live in UK, spilled beans on Anth0ny Blunt (blocked Sav!le investigations, and a violent p3d0 who ran a ring, partly for intelligence gathering) to MI5 but was ignored.

    Interesting article from 1983 on Lord Carr!ngton and the scandal back then which nearly took him down:


    Cl3gg would be a very big scalp.

    Hopefully no unexpected heart attacks / stroke / suicide in the next few days.


  52. 115
    Lord Rennard says:

    Has anyone on earth ever looked more like a sex case than me?


  53. 117
    Leon Brittan says:

    Apparently…William Hague has offered to meet with Clegg at 6:00am tomorrow morning on Brighton beach and discuss potential future career options in Brussels with him.


  54. 118
    Owin Jones says:

    Osbornomics inflicts misery on millions. Will Labour dare to champion an alternative? Owen Jones for IndyVoices



    • 124
      Casual Observer says:

      Jones never ceases to amaze with his large radial approach to fact.

      He seems to be making the case that rating agency downgrades were the reason for austerity in Europe. That was the !MF.

      Also misses the point that whilst Moodys did downgrade, in their report they said that what the UK is doing is correct and any change of course would likely precipitate a further downgrade. At present S&P / Fitch have UK on ‘AAA’ stable outlook, so as long as they do not follow suit all should be ‘fine’. Osborne has lost credibility, but replacement with Labour economic lunacy will kill the corpse.


  55. 119
    The voters of Eastleigh says:

    We are stupid


  56. 123
    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    Ladbrokes make it a 6/4 chance that Clegg won’t be Lib Dem leader at the general election.

    I’ve just wagered £40,000 to win £60,000.

    Take it from me,it’s a lay down cert !


  57. 125
    Anonymous says:

    Britain’s colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition


    David Cameron’s ancestors were among the wealthy families who received generous reparation payments that would be worth millions of pounds in today’s money


  58. 127
    you may wonder... says:

    The question now is where does a pissed off Lib Dem voter take his or her vote in Eastleigh?


  59. 129
    John O'Farrell says:

    Did you hear the one about Mrs Thatcher and the Brighton bombing?

    Remember to vote Labour on Thursday! The party of the war on terror.


  60. 131
    Ed Miliband (Libertarian Prime Minister designate) says:

    5 Foreign Libertarians Making a Difference Around the Globe http://dld.bz/ckcqB


  61. 133
    Nick Clegg says:

    Wouldn’t everyone much sooner talk about the Oscars? What do you think, will Lincoln win? He once said I cannot tell a lie. Strange man. How did he get into politics?


    • 136
      Tachybaptus says:

      It was George Washington who was said to have said he couldn’t tell a lie. The story was almost certainly made up. Politicians and the truth are strangers.


      • 139
        Nick Clegg says:

        It was definitely Lincoln. You have my word on the matter.


      • 143
        Person from Porlock says:

        The allegations made on Fox concerning my chopping an apple tree down last Thursday were extremely serious and distressing to the tree involved. It is critical they are investigated thoroughly and dealt with properly and they will be.

        But I would like to make one thing crystal clear. I did not know about these allegations until Fox informed us of them shortly before they were broadcast. I have today spoken to one of the trees in the broadcast which I respect and admire and who confirmed that it had never raised the issue with me.

        I am angry and outraged at the suggestion that I would not have acted if these allegations had been put to me. Indeed, when indirect and non-specific concerns about my own conduct reached my office in 1744, we acted to deal with them.

        As my office only received concerns indirectly and anonymously, as those involved understandably wanted to maintain their privacy, there was a limit to how we could take this matter forward following the tree’s resignation. It is incorrect to state that there was any other separate inquiry by my office or anybody in it.

        I recognise from the Fox broadcast that there are legitimate concerns that issues raised with the tree were not handled as well as they should have been. In particular the suggestion that a complaint was made but was not dealt with as a formal complaint. I am therefore determined that we carry out a thorough investigation into our procedures and how we applied them at the time to ensure we have a full and clear picture of what happened and the lessons that we need to learn. This review will be independently chaired.

        These investigations may well reveal flawed procedures, and clearly the tree concerned feel it was not properly listened to. But I totally reject the insidious suggestion that my office or I are responsible in any way for a deliberate cover up.

        The full truth of what happened and what failed to happen and who said what to whom will be revealed by these investigations.

        But in the meantime, I will not stand by and allow my party to be subject to a show trial of innuendo, half-truths and slurs. The important thing is that we respect the trees who have come forward and do everything to get to the truth. That is what will now happen.

        George Washington


      • 149
        NE Frontiersman says:

        You mean they LIED?


  62. 138
    Operation Crossbow says:

    I see the ONLY question the BBC are interested in is why NOW. The BBC are upset that the Tories might now win the by-election and this is not making the BBC happy.

    The BBC were attempting to make out that somehow Channel 4 wanted the Limp Dems to lose. Really? Channel 4 news is even more left wing than the BBC and THAT is saying something.

    The bottom line is the BBC are not interested in any political scandal unless it involves Tories.


    • 189
      Thomas from Tonna says:

      I think it is a bit like a game of chess.

      Sometimes you might sacrifice a Bishop to get to check mate.


  63. 147
  64. 157
    Casual Observer says:

    If Clegg is taken out, what next for the coalition ?

    Clegg is a special operator. Whoever replaces him the only person mortally wounded here is Cameron. Osborne has been hit by the down grade.

    The coalition government is being dismantled right now.

    Labour need to be watched carefully, in particular Dav!d M.

    How long until they can construct a new electable puppet show ? They will likely start to roll that out in the next few weeks. Balls needs to be replaced at a minimum.

    UKIP should do well in Eastleigh, the possibility of ballot irregularities may be higher than normal. Are Common Purpose prevalent in the electoral commission ?


  65. 162
    albacore says:

    Well, if a storm in a C-cup’s what you need
    Squeezed to the last drop to bring you up to speed
    On Parliament’s corruption and turpitude
    Pardon me for being un-P C and rude
    There’s an issue or two worth your attention
    That won’t get nearly so much of a mention



  66. 193
    bert Camus says:

    Clegg cannot come back to the country early for fear of being weak yet equally is berated for being miles away from the action .

    I think the lesson to learn from this is that if in Government all foreign visits are made at your peril even if your in laws are Spanish


  67. 194
    Anonymous says:

    “I will go and deal with it.’ And again nothing happened.”

    This is the Family Motto of the Clegg-Durantez


  68. 195

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