February 24th, 2013

Nick Clegg Fingers Danny Alexander
Danny Alexander Statement in Full

“As I said yesterday, I did not know about these specific allegations until the Channel 4 broadcast.

When indirect and anonymous concerns about Chris Rennard’s conduct came to the attention of Nick Clegg’s office, in late 2008, we acted immediately. As Nick’s Chief of Staff, I put these concerns to Chris Rennard in strong terms and warned him that any such behaviour was wholly unacceptable. Chris Rennard categorically denied that he had behaved inappropriately as he continues to do. Chris Rennard subsequently resigned as Chief Executive on health grounds.

As these concerns were received indirectly and anonymously, as those involved understandably wanted to maintain privacy, there was a limit to how we could take this matter forward following Chris Rennard’s resignation. The party has rightly set up inquiries into these matters and I will participate fully in those processes.”

Clegg is refusing interviews…


101 Comments

  1. 1
    Person from Porlock says:

    Get him right in the Osbornes.

  2. 2
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Yep. Typical man at the top blames someone else .

    The Buck Stops at the Top Cleggie!!

  3. 3
    o'murtagh hisself (again) says:

    OMERTA again!

  4. 4
    Calamity Clegg says:

    HEEEEELLLLLP !!! HEEEELLLPPP !!!

  5. 5
    ████ 'changed my tune ' Hoon says:

  6. 6
    Chris Huhne says:

    Can I change my plea please?

  7. 7
    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.

  8. 8
    JabbaTheCat says:

    Lol…nothing like the Clegglet and the LibDims squirming on a meat hook…

  9. 9
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Interesting statement from danny ‘ didn’t know about these SPECIFIC allegations’ meaning he knew about others!!

    Politicians really are low life and scum!!

  10. 10
    Andrew Bridgen MP says:

    How can anyone support a party that tolerates this sort of behaviour?

  11. 11
    Person from Porlock says:

    How cruel!

    How true!

  12. 12
    Rip van Wrinkle says:

    Ask the voters in Eastleigh who are just about to re-elect another one.

  13. 13
    Incapable Vince says:

  14. 14
    In another Life says:

    When indirect and anonymous concerns about Saville’s conduct came to the attention of the DG’s office, in late 2008, we acted immediately. As the DG’s Chief of Staff, I put these concerns to Saville in strong terms and warned him that any such behaviour was wholly unacceptable. Saville categorically denied that he had behaved inappropriately as he continued to do. Saville subsequently retired on health grounds.

    As these concerns were received indirectly and anonymously, as those involved understandably wanted to maintain privacy, there was a limit to how we could take this matter forward following Saville’s retirement. The BBC has rightly set up inquiries into these matters and I will participate fully in those processes.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    This statement just looks like a rehash of Clegg’s statement. in Some parts they are word for word the same.

    Is Alexander writing Clegg’s statements in absentia?

    Does he know what he is fucking doing?

    I always thought it a bit odd when he took over from Laws…he’s a boy in a mens world.

  16. 16
    tabblenabble01 says:

    Judge them by their deeds ONLY and not by their words.

  17. 17
    Lol says:

    I bet Beaker’s going potty :)

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Savile

  19. 19
    Rt. Hon Gideon Wallpaper MP says:

    When indirect and anonymous concerns about the economy came to the attention of the Treasury, in late 2010, we acted immediately. As Chancellor, I put these concerns to British Industry in strong terms and warned them that its performance was wholly unacceptable. British Industry subsequently retired on health grounds.

    As these concerns were received indirectly and anonymously, as those involved understandably wanted to maintain privacy, there was a limit to how we could take this matter forward. The Conservative Party has rightly set up inquiries into these matters and I will participate fully in those processes.

  20. 20
    Danny Alexander says:

    Don’t worry Nick. We’ll issue our statements just before the Oscar ceremony starts and they will be either buried by the luvvy love in or largely ignored.

    I mean who issues a major statement at 8 o’clock on a Sunday night?

  21. 21
    Fill in the Blanks says:

    I other words, a standard “nothing to do with me guv” pro forma.

  22. 22
    M'lud says:

    Just two of these women some of who are named in the C4 story:

    http://www.channel4.com/news/lib-dem-allegations-of-sexual-impropriety

    can join together and bring a criminal action, together for support.

    One has to wonder otherwise are they being paid by the Con/Lab power base in the throes of an election? Or are they plain yellow bellied like Clegg on tuition fees?

  23. 23
    Paniagua says:

    chapeux.

  24. 24
    Person from Porlock says:

    How is tabblenabble02 nowadays? ;-)

  25. 25
    M'lud says:

    He is not a judge. Let the police be involved Liberal yellow bellied women who have it seems been abused. Or let your party rot in hell.

  26. 26
    Nick Clegg says:

    Fuck me!

    I don’t think sorry’s gonna work this time!

  27. 27
    The Right Honourable Iain Duncan Smith MP says:

    With all what’s going on with Rennard and our lovely bedroom tax that isn’t a tax, the coalition will now be called the ghastly party.

  28. 28
    Dustbin Lid says:

    This is bollocks. So Clegg’s chief of staff knew about allegations against Rennard, but it was never mentioned in the office, even in passing. “Yeah, did you see Eastenders last night? My car needs a service. Oh yeah, by the way, our chief executive has been accused of groping women”. It would be interesting to have a timeline of how long it took/what action was taken from when the allegations were made in 2008 and when Rennard left “on health grounds” in 2009.

  29. 29
    Person from Porlock says:

    OK. I am setting out a list of the honest LibDem MPs here:

    ...
    
    
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  30. 30
    Speculation in court...restricted says:

    Perhaps they would rather see their party rot.

    Perhaps they have been promised a Labour afterlife, it requires more ministerial bag carriers than most parties, yippee.

  31. 31
    anon. says:

    Oh dear. Danny has changed his story. Listen from 2 hour 13 minutes.

  32. 32
    Sarah says:

    Women of Eastleigh – vote UKIP.

  33. 33
    Nick Clegg says:

    I learnt a few new words while in Spain

    Cono and Gilipollas.

    Dos Cervasas y soy cono por favori

    See after only 3 days I’m fluent.

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    In some ways Danny Alexander might also become Gideon’s patsy just as much as he will be Cleggs…..a sort of one-bird-killed-with-two-stones!

  35. 35
    BBC says:

    We like a bit of fingering at the BBC too.

  36. 36
    Person from Porlock says:

    We are talking brachycephalous actually… but they can’t touch you for it.

  37. 37
    M'lud says:

    For the last time why did these women not turn to the police? What are these women? Yellow-bellied feeble-minded takers?

  38. 38
    JadedJean says:

    Fine, thank you ;)

  39. 39
    Dick the Prick says:

    The thing is, these allegations are very dull. He didn’t even get his cock out or get a proper feel – it’s like a 16 year old on a first date; pathetic. This isn’t sexual abuse, it’s a fat fuck too stupid to fuck off to punternet.

  40. 40
    Person from Porlock says:

    Just imagine:

    72 Sarah Teathers waiting in great glee for you…

  41. 41
    Commercial Union says:

    Remember that Ad about making a Drama out of a Crisis? I’d forgotten it too, until Clegg’s statement this evening.

  42. 42
    BBC producer says:

    Take your ring off it’s hurting

    BBC exec

    It’s my watch!!

  43. 43
    M'lud says:

    And don’t tell me you don’t mean the notation of Norton’s piano player. Nor some snazzy violin players. You really need to grow up else become a senior politician or similar. It would seem that the police are not who you go to in politics when groped as the media pay so much more and then you can get received as a victim into another life in politics. The worse evil and criminal evil is potentially to be shown to be with Rennard if these allegations are repeated in court beyond a reasonable doubt and cannot be shown to be false. However a minor evil lies with going at pressure point for the party to Channel 4. This looks to be the worst decline in that party since the 1920s.

  44. 44
    You missed out something says:
  45. 45
    Love Crime says:

    So every woman who is chatted up at work should go to the plod? And what would the crime be?

  46. 46
    Person from Porlock says:

    Men of Eastleigh – vote UKIP

  47. 47
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “This statement just looks like a rehash of Clegg’s statement. In some parts they are word-for-word the same…”

    I think that’s Guido’s point, that they all took THIS long to get their stories straight? (Straight, yea verily, even down unto to the cut-and-paste– that is.)
    In other words, what kind of a shithouse are they running over there?

  48. 48
    Person from Porlock says:

    Come on, Dick.

    He hasn’t seen his cock in two decades!

  49. 49
    Black Adder says:

    Perhaps they call him Baldrick in the office?

  50. 50
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Sadly, as LiamByrne rather smugly said in 2010 as arrogant uncaring labour ,leaving a trashed country behind it, marched out of no 10 – chins in the air ‘ There’s no money leff =- we’ve spent it all!!!!

    Osborne never had a chance – poisoned chalice and all that!!

  51. 51
    Teather SpAd says:

    Should I suggest a party swap to my Minister, Teather?

  52. 52
  53. 53
    Winnie the Pooh says:

  54. 54
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Alas – the LibDems are trashed by their lies but labour are also ridiculed by trying to pretend benefit cuts are a tax!! Labour have ended up looking economically illiterate !!!!!

  55. 55
    M'lud says:

    Please draw a distinction. The distinction is:
    A child will often not, and often only after generations, go to the police.
    A tough political cookie will normally do so. Especially consulting with others who work with him and they say been abused, which appears to have happened. Or they can go for money and victim status. The police need to investigate and these women need to act professionally and not go for money.

  56. 56
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Look at some newspapers from the 1920’s

    http://trutube.tv/video/1761/Six-MIllion-My-Ass

  57. 57
    El Nick Clegg says:

    Thanks for the hat tip. Flybe sale. Do they do one way to Spain?

  58. 58
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Let’s e honest here . The Police have failed to respond to cases of severe domestic violence . These women would have had no trust that the Police would deal with their complaints!

    Political parties, NHS, Beeb, Police – they are all failing!!

  59. 59
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Are the press whores part of the problem these days?

  60. 60
    hopeless says:

    effluent

  61. 61
    M'lud says:

    You would have to live in an actual hole in Eastleigh to still want to vote for the Westminster candidates of that political party. However who will the named victims be working for. I didn’t seem them club together and go the police as responsible women of their age do first, so suppose a degree of money swayed them and they will be swayed again. They really need to go to the police urgently.

  62. 62
    M'lud says:

    Yes they don’t help with trials.

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Nell wrote on the previous blog…

    “It does seem doesn’t it that all our UK Institutions , The Beeb, the policitical parties, the NHS, The Police , The MP’s ,The Lords are all corrupt and not fit for purpose and Yes that includes the LibbDems!!??”

    But that’s the objective of Libertarianism. They are Trots, deregulators, ANTI STATISTS, right-wing free-market anarchists (anarchy means without rule). They are all state busters. As someone else commented on here earlier, there are fine and plenty profits to be made when the remaining state institutions are ripe for privatisation. And what better way to pave the way for privatisiation than to undermine these very state institutions. Think Stafford NHS, the BBC etc etc. the political institution is the cicil service. It’s the civil service that runs the country and some want it privatised. This is all just part of the further transfer of wealth from poor to rich on a scale never seen before.

  64. 64
    Dustbin Lid says:

    If the Lib Dems lose the by-election, and this is seen to have contributed to the defeat, clearly Clegg’s position is in real doubt. So the timing, with under a week to go until polling, is very interesting and suggests all is not well within the party. Are there factions within the Dems who want to oust Clegg, even if it costs them Eastleigh to achieve it?

  65. 65
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Vote UKIP get labour.

    That’s the really scary danger!!

  66. 66
    M'lud says:

    And you really think this is relevant to sexual harassment or sexual assault in what way?

  67. 67
    M'lud says:

    The jury is out. What will these women do.

    1. Go to the police quickly and support Clegg..

    2. Rally around a new potential leader. Go to more papers.

    3. Go to more papers. Join a new party.

  68. 68
    M'lud says:

    Sorry they are Lib Dem political women so most likely to go for 2 or 3 certainly first.

  69. 69
    Incapable Vince says:

    Surely not !!!!!!

  70. 70
    M'lud says:

    Believe this and you start a tyranny. There are allegations of serious sexual assault by more than one complainant. One should read the Channel 4 article before using lazy words such as “chatted up” of course that is not illegal if it is rude or pressurised other allegations may have amounted to minor sexual harassment which is normally not dealt with by the police as you obviously mention as your preferred case.

    However we are dealing here with to put it bluntly fingering and sexual touching. How much more specific do you require this to be?

  71. 71
    Tim Farton says:

    Get out of the way, you old fart.

  72. 72
    hopeless says:

    If Clegg left teh leadership, which of the remaining slimy bastards would command respect?

  73. 73
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    I want a full, over-arching, independent judge-led inquiry.

  74. 74
    Incapable Vince says:

    Obviously, ME.

  75. 75
    JadedJean says:

    BW not specifically, but it is of no surprise to me.

    Google my name on the BBC blogs and you will find out a whole lot more information…though I warn you, I am anti-libertarian. I am a statist.

    Remember, genetics/biology governs, at root, all politics.

  76. 76
    Mahmoud Abbas says:

    І wrоtе іn dеtаіl аbоut thе Hоlоcаust аnd sаіd І dіd nоt wаnt tо dіscuss numbеrs. І quоtеd аn аrgumеnt bеtwееn hіstоrіаns іn whіch vаrіоus numbеrs оf cаsuаltіеs wеrе mеntіоnеd. Оnе wrоtе thеrе wеrе 12 mіllіоn vіctіms аnd аnоthеr wrоtе thеrе wеrе 800,000. І hаvе nо dеsіrе tо аrguе wіth thе fіgurеs. Thе Hоlоcаust wаs а tеrrіblе, unfоrgіvаblе crіmе аgаіnst thе Jеwіsh nаtіоn, а crіmе аgаіnst humаnіty thаt cаnnоt bе аccеptеd by humаnkіnd. Thе Hоlоcаust wаs а tеrrіblе thіng аnd nоbоdy cаn clаіm І dеnіеd іt

  77. 77
    M'lud says:

    In the pay of Vince are you?

  78. 78
    M'lud says:

    A judicial inquiry is for potential cover-ups, in the case of Clegg he is a tit and ready and willing to bare all for anyone.

  79. 79
    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.

  80. 80
    think! says:

    Vote Conservative get Liebour, Camoron is the next leader of Liebour.

  81. 81
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Jaded – I acquired a pristine copy of a 600+ page book first published in 1915 … no less. It is a devastating blow to those who have turned the truth upon its head.

    Who – were the people who really wanted all those ‘books burned’ and why?

  82. 82
    Crhis Hunhe says:

    If I get less than a 12 stretch I can be LibDem leader at the next election. That’s what Bubba tells me.

  83. 83
    JadedJean says:

    It’s very relevant, as it’s about certain types of people in our society that go out of their way to be perceived as victims.

  84. 84
    Blowing Whistles says:

    “Judge ye not lest ye be judged – likewise”.

    Go to M’lud with your rentboys.

  85. 85
    Screw says:

    Shame he didn’t explain what a “twelve stretch” meant. Pack a cushion!

  86. 86
    Another Headshrinker says:

    And there was me thinking that Cleggy had give Alexander a pokey bum wank!
    The Lib Dums are going down faster than a pair of whore’s knickers!

  87. 87
    think! says:

    Like a car, you get your index number when your born, like a car if your lucky you will get more than a 100,000 miles, like a car even a rebuild will not make you young, like a car you will get scrapped, unlike a car, your parts may or not be reused, but your guarantee will run out and you will get old and die. like a car.

  88. 88
    Blowing Whistles says:

    you mean help with judicial protection rackets operated by the elite for the elites protection at trials where the judicial mob could be exposed?

  89. 89
    Crhis Hunhe says:

    I’ve got Always Extra Jumbo size. My ex wife packed them for me. Smaller than Carina’s strangely.

  90. 90
    Jimmy Saville says:

    Yes. A complete non starter. I have years of experience in these matters. The stupid, fat twat should have come to me for guidance and instruction. And with my contacts in the BBC the cover up would’ve been air tight.

  91. 91
    Pedant says:

    Its just all so plausible that I can imagine the script

    Hi Chris

    Hi Danny

    Now Chris I have to ask you about some incredibly serious allegations that have been made

    Really? What about Danny?

    Actually Chris, I haven’t a clue

    Nor have I Danny. Best to just forget it all then. Fancy a coffee?

    Yes please Chris

    Bettina – two coffees please. Great little party activist Chris – nice legs too dontcha think

  92. 92
    Would YOU buy a used car from Nick Clegg ? says:

    ‘he had behaved inappropriately as he continues to do.’
    Er …..
    Who writes this stuff ?

  93. 93
    Morris Minor says:

    See my name? That’s why I never got to grow up!

  94. 94
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    The little ginger fella will be in charge of the Party the far side of Easter.

  95. 95
    Rinka Scott says:

    So Mr Clegg is refusing interviews is he ?

    Oh how times change .

  96. 96
    The little ginger fellow says:

    Fuck that Cable

  97. 97
    The little ginger fella says:

    and I will also be the PM so there

  98. 98
    Peter Grimes says:

    Only LOOKING economically illiterate!

  99. 99
    steve smith says:

    How disappointing I thought it was a new sex scandal

  100. 100
    Nick Cleggs Vomit says:

    F*CK me, I’m glad to be outside of that Orrible C*nt

  101. 101
    Rennards Butler says:

    I can see your point.


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