February 24th, 2013

Nick Clegg: “Heads Will Need to Roll”

Nick Clegg is about to change his tune on what he knew about Lord Rennard and any cover up. Those drafting his statement might like to look at what he told ITV at the peak of the BBC Savile cover up:

“Clearly what happened on a large scale was people felt so intimidated by fame and power that they didn’t speak up for a long period of time.

Serious questions need to be asked and if after we find out what’s happened it’s clear that people have turned a blind eye or, worse still connived with it then of course they’re going to have to be held to account and heads – if that turns out to be the case – will need to roll.”

Perfect.


160 Comments

  1. 1
    Gordon Brown says:

    sausage rolls

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    • 12
      A culture of bullying says:

      I dared to mention Schrodinger cat’s comment about taking his Treaty of Rome on holiday so that he can quote it at Jonny Foreigner (see http://order-order.com/2013/02/03/read-guido-in-the-sun-today/#comment-1579849), and queried (i) why he constantly drones on about living outside of the UK, and (ii) whether he had left the UK to avoid paying tax.

      He did not take it very well and called me, inter alia:

      “this pathetic, trolling, sub-human mong”

      “pathetic, snivelling, sub-moronic, swivel-eyed, rat-faced, monocular-brained, bat-eared, slab-sided son of a seacook needs his bumps felt”

      “the most gargantuan сunt who ever walked the face of this planet”

      Now to be fair, I have been called much worse in my time but it did seem a little over the top.

      However, this is exactly the sort of bully boy tactics that need to be stamped out.

      I was of course hugely upset and intimidated by his comments and am now a shadow of my former self.

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      • 27
        Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

        You need to remember that Schrodinger’s Cat is a pussy, and a pretty mangy and splenetic one at that. There used to be worse, e.g. the so-called ‘Beast’, and that cretin posting as “.45 Govt”. No shortage of anonymous tough ‘men’ around here!

        As for Clegg’s volte-face, C4 or some other journo’s must have someone on the record implicating Clegg, otherwise this wouldn’t be coming out now. Good, good! Couldn’t happen to a smugger git than he.

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        • 40
          Putr1d, spiteful Labour ruined my Country says:

          Cleggy is trying to sound tough when he couldn’t manage a whelk stall, or punch his way out of a paper bag. Heads will roll really means a wimpy please cover this up in the Liberal tradition!

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          • limp wick lighter's guild says:

            Clegg lost his spine some time ago and his treatment of this affair will make him seem more inept than he is already…cue…another song no doubt

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          • Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

            This ju

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          • Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

            …st in from today’s Snowmail (fecking shoogly trains!):

            Lord Rennard strongly denies the allegations that were first broadcast by Channel 4 News last week. We’ve seen emails that suggest the Lib Dem leader’s staff knew about the allegations four years ago. But today the Business Secretary Vince Cable said neither he nor Nick Clegg knew anything about the story until they were contacted by Channel 4 News.
            Mr Clegg can’t make it onto our programme tonight and no other senior Lib Dems accepted our invitations to appear. But Clegg won’t be able to dodge questions about the scandal when he is campaigning in the Eastleigh by-election this week. And we will be there to keep asking them.

            Ah har har, har har!

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        • 73
          Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

          Someone knows what he was told and is drip feeding the info to make the humiliation long and painful.

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          • WoRaft ChiHUAHua says:

            Now who would do something like that? Somebody with plenty of time on their hands, someone who wants to try to creep back in to the good books with the journalists, somebody with a grudge against they young man who became leader. Admittedly that only narrows it down to ‘all of them’ but some names are nearer the top of the list than others.

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          • lezzy lover says:

            Who is a suspect to drip-feed?
            The speed of the information would be caught by a speed camera if it was a car.
            Get my point?

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      • 42

        A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.

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      • 120
        NICK (pants on fire) CLEGG says:

        ““this pathetic, trolling, sub-human mong”

        “pathetic, snivelling, sub-moronic, swivel-eyed, rat-faced, monocular-brained, bat-eared, slab-sided son of a seacook needs his bumps felt”

        “the most gargantuan сunt who ever walked the face of this planet””

        “Now to be fair, I have been called much worse in my time ”

        I’m affraid Mr Griffin you need to seek help

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  2. 2
    Yellow Peril says:

    fucking liars

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    • 24
      Boshy says:

      They can’t even stick to the same story between em, fckn loving it……Lib Dumbs

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    • 52
      Fishy says:

      ‘fucking liars…’

      Talking of which, The BBC’s Savile inquiry survivor, Boaden is disputing that ex-BBC DG Thompson wasn’t aware of the allegations about Savile.

      According to the ST her solicitors wrote to the Pollard inquiry with ‘new evidence’ that she telephoned Thompson in December 2011, informing him about the nature of those allegations.

      Thompson says that he never heard any allegations

      Boaden’s evidence does not appear in any of the transcripts, or other evidence, released by the BBC last week.

      Why not?

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  3. 3
    where the blind lead says:

    Heads will need to roll? Apart from his own of course, his kind always find minions to play the fall guy with a promise of another job when it all dies down. Plenty of non jobs his kind can bestow on their clients.

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  4. 4
    Miriam says:

    We want a video Nick.
    Makes us laugh at you even more you pathetic specimen.

    And don’t be late for tea.

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  5. 5
    anon. says:

    Has Nick Clegg had to cut his Spanish holiday short?

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  6. 6
    Rennard Mathews says:

    sniff my butt

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    • 41
      Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

      Rinka the Dog was a different Liberal leadership scandal!

      Still, Huhne must be cursing Vicky double-plus-plus for his downfall (he wouldn’t blame himself, for any of it, natch), especially with Cleggover on the ropes!

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  7. 7
    The Right Honourable George Osborne 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.

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  8. 8
    in_Vince-ible says:

    I certainly didn’t know anything. I can’t be clearer than that can I?

    And if I did know anything you would expect me to lie about it as other LibDem MP’s have …. Clegg, Huhne, Laws, ……..

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  9. 9
    Jimmy Savilles ghost says:

    Leave me out of this Guido. Can’t a Pedo rest in peace??!!!??!!

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  10. 10
    keredybretsa says:

    Blind eyes, deaf ears and zipped lips. See no evil…hear no evil….and keep your mouth shut. Call it a cover up? I call it a liberty!

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  11. 11
    Winnie the Pooh says:

    Worth noting that Nick Clegg and Vince cable knew nothing about this until last week.
    ;-)

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  12. 13
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    Do you think someone is going to get their collar felt over this one ?

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  13. 15

    Peter Jukes ‏@peterjukes

    BBC Head of News dumps former BBC DG Thompson: her lawyers reveal she did tell him of #Savile abuse a year ago http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Tech/article1220131.ece

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    • 102
      Anonymous says:

      Some people just will not hear what is said. They can only hear what they want to hear.

      Similarly, they only see what they want to see. Look up “gorilla experiment”. The phrase about the elephant in the room has a real basis. You can not blame them, they just live in their own fantasy land. Any input that does not fit with their desires is filtered out. If you force it, they see it as an attack on their world. People that honestly deny knowing, when they have been clearly told, should be removed from their post due to mental incapacity.

      All humans must exhibit this filtering to different degrees otherwise we would not be able to have a conversation in a crowded room. Yet some can blank people even in a one to one situation, their own world, in their head, is the only real conversation.

      Most will recognise a person with memory loss, but one that can not comprehend the abnormal because it is outside their beliefs are considered “nice”. I always prefer the one that knows they have a problem.

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      • 119
        Person from Porlock says:

        Inattentional blindness is well known to me. I use it when I am driving and filter out any conversation or a beautiful view which potentially might cause an accident.

        I notice others who turn inattentional blindness to their driving when they are doing “more important” things like talking on their mobile phones.

        Observation is not just a passive thing though. Most people who are successful train themselves to see things which they might not otherwise see. I will mention an easy one which anyone can do: How many people look up at the roofs in their town. There is a wealth of interest up there yet it is mostly ignored as people tend to look only in their horizontal plain.

        So to the topic, something as important as this must be noticed by the leader, otherwise it becomes an existential threat.

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  14. 16
    Flapjack says:

    What’s all the fuss about? He was an office pest and they got rid of him in 2009. Now they’re waffling about accountability just in time for the Eastleigh byelection.
    Now neglect in hospitals with no-one being held to account – now that’s something to fuss about!

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  15. 18

    LibDems
    BBC
    Catholic Church

    ‘Twas on a Monday morning the gas man came to call…

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  16. 20
    Unemployed and skint in Birtley Colliery says:

    Fat middle aged men touching younger women wanting to get on in the Libdems is all very interesting but how is it going to help me and all the others get a job?

    According to Moodys the main reason we have been downgraded is because of the anticipated slow growth of the global economy .

    Moodys also mention that people like me are not paying taxes but that is put in at the end the downgrade.

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  17. 21
    Statement from Nick Clegg MP says:

    I’ve just realise that someone did tell me, but at the time I was playing Angry Birds so wasn’t paying attention to what they actually said.

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  18. 31
    Blowing Whistles says:

    “… those drafting his statement”

    How many politicians across the board are fork-tongued liars themsleves?
    How many are “RE:Presented” by fork-tongued lying lawyers?

    How many fork-tongued traitorus snakes with ‘ASSSsspirations’ are there in Parliament?

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  19. 33
    NICK (pants on fire) CLEGG says:

    I bent over backwards for Rennardon but he chose to grope my staff
    He has left a nasty stain on the party , and my desk !

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  20. 34
    Anonymous says:

    So Clegg has now ‘fessed up to having ‘concerns’ about Rennard dating back to before the last election – so either i) he was turning a nelsonian eye to allegations of sexual harassment or ii) he was lying this morning.

    Bigger picture – this is clearly an attempt to discredit the leadership and replace Clegg with someone who is less offensive to the electorate – with Clegg to quit as an MP and go back to the EU – is Farron a shoo-in or is anyone else in the frame?

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  21. 35
    NonLibDemBeast says:

    At least Rennard isnt a knob jockey
    A rare thing in the LibDem inner ring
    He has put his arm around a few women , touched the odd leg whilst suggesting a trip to his bedroom
    Hardly makes him a rapist does it ?
    I’ve had women do worse to me and never felt the need tor a trip to da babylon, even if not interested
    A lot of women need a good slap or a staight jacket
    Beast

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    • 38
      NICK (pants on fire) CLEGG says:

      Said the Stud muffin !

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        Anonymous says:

        There are suggestions circulating that the leadership did too little to investigate a culture of “sex for favours”, in which women candidates or staff who wanted promotion in the party were pressured into sex. The allegation is that when complaints were made they were not taken sufficiently seriously by senior Lib Dems. The Rennard scandal in particular implicates some of the party’s most senior figures and goes right to the door of Nick Clegg.

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  22. 37

    Arthur Sulzberger Jr

    Another mong who would never have started off what his father did.

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  23. 43
    Spanghero Lampshade says:

    Nobody asked questions as long as Rennard was securing donations.

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  24. 48
    Ox Femme says:

    more like:

    deputy heads will roll

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  25. 50
    Blowing Whistles says:

    The IOS pgs 8/9 slavery – now we’re getting to the root and heart of the financial tricksters. Melanie P needs to write a little bit more truthfully.

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  26. 51

    Clegg. Plank. Walk!

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    • 60
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Political system Parliamentary system – planks, chancers, frauds, thieves, Treasonous duplicitous sell out to the EU. Brenda won’t dissolve ‘her Parliament’ – she should have her Ministers (past and present) who have lied to the public arrested – so why won’t she? [the answer is part of the questiuon]

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      • 107
        Brenda says:

        Fillip says I should bring them in through Traitors’ gate. Get the Beefeaters to help them confess. Then hang, draw and quarter them. We would only need to process one or two, and the others would suddenly improve no end.

        Should it be Bliar, Brown, Camoron, or Cloggs first? Difficult choice for one to make. I think I’ll line them up and see which the corgis bite first.

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  27. 53
    Revenge is a dish best served cold says:

    Cameron: “Ha ha ha, ha ha ha”

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  28. 57
    anon. says:

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  29. 58
    Ed Miliband says:

    Er…it’s not too late for me to call for a Public Inquiry, is it?

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    • 63
      Blowing Whistles says:

      The wheels have come off of his wagon as well every other political bandwagon in the UK.

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      • 65
        Vote UKIP says:

        Not ours. We’re on a roll.

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        • 71
          Blowing Whistles says:

          I do wonder where the Tory’s were when Marta – outed the lack of accounts being audited in the EU … now I must remind myself who stiffed but then paid off Marta – Oh it was Kinnocio and his other clown Mandlebumbandit.

          Perhaps the Tory’s were counting out their own beans along with the labour boys at that time?

          OLAF … is that you?

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        • 122
          Anonymous says:

          You’re on the ZioLoon’s bankroll as well now, yes. Bought and paid for.

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    • 76
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Most of these bandwagons – appear to have resident ‘snake-oil-salesmen’ selling all manner of elixirs (coloured water) to the masses…

      Orders, orders – how many more disorders can they create?

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  30. 61
    David Ward says:

    Sieg Heil you Dutch bastard.

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  31. 66
    Nicks Office says:

    Deputy heads will roll all-right.

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  32. 69
    Musical u tube says:

    When’s the song coming out?

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  33. 72
    The Sixth Sense Script says:

    Starring Nick Clegg as Bruce Willis, and lots of LibDem wimmin as Haley Joel Osment

    Haley –

    “I see perverted people”

    Bruce –

    ” LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA “

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  34. 74
    Prescott's chipolata says:

    Where’s Handcock?

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    • 110
      Mike Handycock Teen Fondler says:

      I’m in my sick bed at the moment…best place to keep my head down (pardon the pun).
      boaz

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  35. 75
    Person from Porlock says:

    Hope I’m not interrupting.

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  36. 78
    TB says:

    They do say that once you’ve learned how to fake sincerity you’ve got it made as a politician. Unfortunately Cleggy can’t even manage that.

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    • 145
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Care to publish the list of the D-notice committee say around march / september 2003? [I’m sure goooggle cached it]

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  37. 85
    Red Egg Millitit... National Socialist says:

    Do the decent thing you Hunt……… too many lies too late !!

    Apology 2 is not acceptable !

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    • 91
      Red Egg Millitit... National Socialist says:

      Final sentence is great, ” If we have lost your trust, I hope we can win it back.”

      No…..too f*cking late !!

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    • 104
      Ed Miliband says:

      I take great offence at being called a National Socialist when my family fled the oppression of Nazism in Belgium during the Second World War.

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  38. 86
    Lib Dem spokesman says:

    There is no truth in these allegations – all Lib Dems are gay, it is party policy.

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  39. 88
    The Right Honourable George Osborne MP says:

    Tory backbenchers are spreading rumors that I will be forced to step down after the budget.
    This is completely untrue.

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  40. 93
    Nick Clegg says:

    Let me first address the issue that there are not as many women in the LibDem front bench as other parties.

    Well other than the Eagle sisters who do not bat for our side women cant easily grow beards.

    Thank you for your questions. Goodnight

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  41. 94
    Nick Clegg says:

    I was not aware of the fact that I’m an utter berk until a few days ago.

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  42. 96
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Poor old BBC they don’t know what to do. If ONLY it were Tories, then it would be straight forward.

    Make up lies, false links to Fatchur and bang on about it every 30 seconds.

    But as it’s their favourite shirt lifter party (even though the BBC hate Clegg) they don’t want to go in for the kill.

    Expect them to come up with some sort of diversionary story or just ignore it.

    Newsnight will probably send mong Ma$on off to Spain to make up some story about right wing violence meaning they can bump this story down the running order.

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  43. 99
    AENA says:

    We can confirm that the Dutchman has left Spanish air space

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  44. 100
    Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

    All the while the Libdems continue to play at 6th Form politics; 1200 people have died at North Staffs and no one is to blame

    Welcome to Modern Britain.

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    • 112
      dave in his government jaguar says:

      We are in the thick ot it I am told

      And we are all in this together

      You hace to die of somethin you know

      In th meantime I m off to see my crooked friends in chipping norton

      And long live th buller btw

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    • 159
      Anne.D.Burnbum says:

      It happened on my watch but the bbc have been very helpful.Just think if it had been a tory health minister.

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  45. 106
    George Entwistle says:

    I have never heard of Nick Clegg or Lord Rennard

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  46. 113
    Curious Confucius says:

    Just been told that Tesco’s sales computer analysis indicates the U.K. population is now circa 80 million. Can this really be true?

    Even in the West Country there are lots of immigrants now ( e.g. Cheddar car boot is crawling with Poles every week )

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    • 123
      editor of the tatler says:

      The real Confucius he says

      Go forth and multiply

      Work and in the long term you diminate the world

      THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

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    • 124
      Person from Porlock says:

      Untrue. Between 65m and 70m but no one really knows. Recent projections suggest we shall overtake Germany in population by 2025 (at earliest) to 2056 (latest) at numbers around that which you mention.

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    • 127
      Anonymous says:

      80 million plus another 20 who eat out of the barbed-wire protected bins round the back.

      Welcome to Shitain.

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      • 149
        M'lud says:

        Tesco’s computer sales program indicated no horse in any of their products.

        I don’t rely much on companies that “pile em high, sell em cheap”. Woolworths etc.

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  47. 116
    Grollace says:

    And who remembers the Rose Garden of May 2010………….?

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  48. 129
    Sir Dando Tweakshafte says:

    All is clarified.

    Apparently it was just a misunderstanding, and any molesting of female-persons was actually carried out by LADY Renhard, who is ready to swear an affidavit to that effect, with her fingers crossed behind her back in case the bastard wants a divorce ten years from now…

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    • 148
      M'lud says:

      That defence and any other to a clutch of women coming forward with specific allegations would not hold water in any court of law. I hope that such criminal allegations are made if they exist and a proper sentence imposed.

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      • 150
        Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

        It is conceivable that all of this complaints are made by a group of women approached by Rennard and paid by Lab/Con to embellish their accusations.

        There is an election approaching with the Lib Dems notionally ahead before the vote-winning period began. It’s not fair to disgrace the whole party because of one dirty old man.

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  49. 132
    NICK (pants on fire) CLEGG says:

    “There are suggestions circulating that the leadership did too little to investigate a culture of “sex for favours”, in which women candidates or staff who wanted promotion in the party were pressured into sex.”

    So how much cock did Sarah Teathe rhave to take for a nomination , and is there a video?

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    • 144
      Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

      For the umpteenth time, Teather is a catholic zealot who will be a starring feature at Elton’s wedding that Vince organised by telling Cameron about gay weddings being such a big vote winner. Well they are here in Twickenham. Anyhow Teather has always been a maverick, the sort of Boris of the party, winning votes and minds and writing popular analyses and stories but not leadership material. She’s going down and not in a sleazy way, sadly probably by Labour winning in her Brent seat.

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  50. 135
    JH2389423904823 says:

    Am I the only person who thinks Rennard looks exactly like Leigh Bowery in one of his fat suits?

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  51. 140
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    I think I’ve twigged what’s the matter with the productivity, it’s the immigration, people have stopped giving a fuck. Whereas previously people just got along in a sort of tribal environment and got things done now nobody feels they belong and so don’t have the enthusiasm to start anything big.

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    • 142
      Prof. International Human Rights Law says:

      Actually that is what is the prevailing attitude to an extent still in Germany. Restricted of course to Eastern Europeans, and not to religion. I suppose your question will merit responses on a more relevant article, exploring the in depth european strategies of parties on on immigration. Until that time please stay on topic a bit more. This is about how parties should react to dodgy old dirty old men accused of indecency and likely to be convicted. The obvious answer I prefer is let the law take its course and let these women please come forward and be heard.

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  52. 143
    Universal Hiss says:

    Well I believe Nick.

    We all know that he & the rest of his sorry party know nothing.

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    • 146
      M'lud says:

      The issue is whether he knew the substance of these allegations, not merely that he had been accused of say being a womaniser or offering a young woman sex, which is the implication of what he has said and made Alexander investigate. There is then the question of why weren’t the police involved and the further question of why it is that some men in Westminster think they can be immune from the police. There’s more than 2 parties now you know and Lib Dems sit in the middle so a woman should come forward and merely move ship if she is telling the truth. No decent reason why not.

      ((Yes I’m also the Prof. when I want to sound less intimidating))

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  53. 147
    stewart edwards says:

    “people intimidated by power and fame etc”

    Understatement of the century, also include brown nosing for steps up the ladder. One of the single biggest issues holding back this country over the past couple of decades (at least). All parties should be careful as they could find that there in a big glasshouse when it comes to people being scared to question/turning a blind eye etc in the past. Sorting this out properly would drive England forwards in all sorts of ways, but I rather suspect that too many people have too many skeletons in this regard. And the establishment will protect itself.

    I was once for example advised that if I pursued certain concerns the boys would stick together. On a related but genuinely separate set of events I read that a chap was imprisoned for sexual misconduct resulting in a teenagers suicide iirc. It is also amazing how our high hied yins can turn their back on you in the street when you go to the police. One even had trouble speaking to me for a while. And all because I followed the rules.

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  54. 151
    George says:

    First head to roll should be Clegg’s.

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