February 25th, 2013

Clegg Does a Runner

Having flown in from Spain last night to make the Rennard crisis worse, Nick Clegg has done a runner. Guido just spoke to the LibDem press office who said he had got on a flight at Heathrow. They did not know, or were not saying, where he is going, but it was not mentioned in the timetable briefed to the lobby this morning.

Where’s Wally?

UPDATE:


130 Comments

  1. 1
    devonblokes says:

    Brickin it.

  2. 2
  3. 3
    Red Ed Miliband says:

    COMRADE CLEGG IS MOVING OUT OF THE COUNTRY UNTIL PRESS REGULATION COMES IN! KEEP QUIET ABOUT THE RENNARD SCANDAL (OR ELSE)…

    • 5
      Lol says:

      Off to suck Van Rompey’s cock.

    • 47
      you need to do much better than call me a little Englander says:

      If Rennard’s advances had been successful what then is the difference between him and Ed Ball’s leg up given to Yvette Cooper or John Major on Edwina Currie.
      Sounds like lib dem birds are just frigid

  4. 4
    Calamity Clegg says:

    I’m on my way to Brussels, Guido

    I have a long-standing agreement with the European Commission

    When things get to sh*tty in the UK, I move in Brussels…

  5. 6
    WVM says:

    He is off to Brussels to ask his paymasters for a different job. Either that or he is off to one of his billionaire banker families castles.

    Quissling little Euro traitor.

  6. 7
    Le Monde correspondent says:

    Actually he is off to his Dad’s Chateau in France…

    He’s quite right

    Britain is no longer worth any effort…

  7. 9
    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. 10
    left wing, right wing, it's all the same bird! says:

    As supposedly the 2IC of the country…… shouldn’t his whereabouts be pretty much known at all times?

  9. 12
    Sometimes life does surprise you says:

    Skulkin somewhere, he should be proud, it’s not a homosexual problem it’s something I didn’t think would ever happen in the Libcrap party a heterosexual problem must be a first, high 5, it will go into political history,.

  10. 13
    Jimmy says:

    Phew. For a moment there I thought you were bored with the Rennard thing.

  11. 14
    Downing Street spokesman says:

    The Prime Minister is pleased to announce that he has appointed Mr Nick Clegg a Life Peer

    Mr Clegg has taken the title of Lord Clegg of Brussels and all things European

  12. 16
    brusselsproutsbeast says:

    Probably gone to Belgium fgor some “Liberal” fun

  13. 17
    Chris Coon says:

    Cleggy! Cleggy! Cleggy!
    Out! Out! Out!

  14. 19
    Sir Mary Flappes says:

    Has gone to regain his Dignitas?

  15. 21
    Spank Sinatra says:

    His ability to make things worse never fails to amaze. The lobby will tear him apart.

  16. 22
    Jack Straw says:

    I cannot tell you were he is going, but I can tell you it is via Diago Garcia

  17. 25
    Judith Charmless says:

    He’s in some garage somewhere with the hose connected to the exhaust…

  18. 26
    S Hughes says:

    I shall be on top now.

  19. 27
    VonCleggster says:

    You’ll never find me…. you b&^$£ards!

  20. 29
    Owin Jones says:

    George Galloway giving racism a bit of a bash. The cowardly toe-rag !!

    http://bit.ly/13kIWna

  21. 31
    Lib Dem HQ says:

    It’s a calamity (yet again!)

  22. 32
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    run off with the cardinal i think

  23. 33
    Nick Clegg says:

    Off to the ‘dam for some super skunk

  24. 34
    Ester Rancid says:

    I knew he was in on it, but what could I do.

  25. 35
    Penfold says:

    Orff to Brussels, to ask them to intervene, and take competency.

    Can we ensure that he’s not allowed back……..

  26. 36
    Guido's little Helper says:

    Here you Go Guido. Put ur Meeja hat on.

    Deputy Prime Minister press office

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    Head of Communications and Official Spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister

    James Sorene – 020 7276 2544

    Chief Press Officer

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    http://www.dpm.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/content/deputy-prime-minister-press-office

  27. 39
    Operation Crossbow says:

    The BBC are doing their bit for their lefty bum chums today. Radio 5 has hardly mentioned it other than the vile Nicky Campbell talking about groping.

    This is NOT a story about groping it’s about Clegg’s leadership and the trustworthiness of the Limp Dims. The BBC are shitting themselves that the Tories or even worse UKIP might win the by-election

    Even Victoria Derbyshire just wanked on about “Tory cuts” again today.

    • 56
      the stench of hypocrisy says:

      Tory “cuts” haven’t affected her ability to fly to Salford daily.

      • 84
        Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

        Nor is she conerned about the extra CO2 emissions from the flight.

        A typical BBC hypocrite

    • 68
      Raving Loon says:

      It amazes me how much people “wank” on about Tory cuts, even though government spending is increasing.

      • 90
        Casual Observer says:

        It’s only the left who are going on about that, and confusing welfare transfers with new taxes.

        You are likely watching a little too much BBC. :-)

    • 79
      BBC Cover Up says:

      In future please redact all BBC personnel names from your comments.

  28. 40
    Patrick Hamilton says:

    To save money, the Lib Dem Party and the Roman Catholic Church so that Lord Rennad and Cardinal O’Brien can be investigated at the same time

  29. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Clegg showing us his best side again.

  30. 45
  31. 46
    Nick Clegg says:

    Look what is all the fuss about. I’ve just nipped out for a pint of New Zealand gold top

  32. 48
    Liberace says:

    He’s buggered off. It’s the right thing to do.

  33. 49
    Chris Davies says:

    Perhaps he didn’t fancy explaining what the redacted charge in this report was all about? This looks set to get much worse: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/9892394/Revealed-what-Cleggs-top-aide-knew-about-Lord-Rennard.html

    • 86
      pissed off voter says:

      Must be an awful lot of lib dem sqeaky bums this fine day.

      Will career politician Swinson sacrifice her future and take one for the team? Or will she decide her career is more important than Clegg’s ass?

  34. 50
    Not Lembit Opik says:

    With party members (including at least one MP) calling for his resignation, Clegg has fled to Europe looking for a cushy, highly paid job amongst his friends.

    It’s looking possible that he could be out within a month.

  35. 53
    Huhne says:

    Ha, ha, ha, Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

  36. 54
    grass roots says:

    Has leading Lib Dem feminist and “champion of womens rights” Jo Swinson MP resigned yet over her part in the cover up?

  37. 55
    Nick Clegg says:

    Yes I am at Heathrow. I’m not flying anywhere though, I just like to knock one out watching all those immigrants entering Britain.

  38. 57
    Renn Ards tiny knob says:

    Can you have a penis extension on the NHS?

  39. 59
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Flown off to the Vatican – he’s heard there’s a vacancy where his dual talents for evasion and apologising could prove very useful in the coming months.

  40. 62

    The Rennard Buffuna is the car for the social democrats of today.
    The Buffuna comfortably seats 5, which is handy as the entire Liberal Democrat 2015 elected MPs can travel to Westminster together. Very Green!

    The Rennard Buffuna comes with full expensive climate control that does nothing. Automatic wishy-washy wipers; drip beams, central lacking, fully expiring seats, new technology INFLUENCE steering, instead of the more traditional power steering, handbrake U-turn control, and with the hatchback open, there’s plenty of room for a quick up the dress fondle in a lay-by.

    The Rennard Buffuna comes in shades of “Yellow Peril, Cowardy Custard, Boring Beige, Straw man, Lemons and ‘would you like to Buff this, Miss-t?”

    The Rennard Buffuna: The car of yesteryear, today!

    Perfect for the politically aware young lady.
    Only £7,000 {+ Vat/ political donation, + EU bung total price = £28,000 or speak with the chief dealer who can probably ‘ come to some sort of accommodation?’}

  41. 63
    Steve Miliband says:

    He was in First Class, but that got downgraded as well

  42. 66
  43. 69
    P l e b says:

    Will his Cardinalship get a huge payoff?

  44. 71
    Max from the grave Bygraves says:

    When it’s spring again
    I’ll bring again
    Tulips from Amsterdam

  45. 73
    Sue Doughty says:

    Gone for a job interview?

  46. 78
    Justice for Charlene Downes says:

    Seriously what’s so ‘beyond the pale’ about these views?

    • 100
      Casual Observer says:

      UKIP are a bit calmer.

      The problem with this party is the ‘nationalism’ bit.

      Incidentally, this lot are bouncing back a bit as they are being funded by the EU now. (As are most of the other extreme parties across the Eurozone)

  47. 83
    British Broadcast Redaction Corporation says:

    Clegg, Rennard, that Catholic bloke that Guido dare not mention.
    These must all be exposed 24/7, we must have openness, clarity and above all the truth.
    Nothing must be redacted by any of them, that would be hypocrisy.

  48. 92
    The Hague says:

    I don’t think there is anything strange about a man who is loyal to Holland going to see the Dutch Prime Minister instead of facing the British public

  49. 93
    General Sir Philip Michael Hunt says:

    Was Lynne Featherstone or any other current LimpDump Fembots vetted by Rennard?

  50. 94
    Rinka The Dog RIP says:

    Woof Woof

  51. 96
    Nick (They call me "Nickers" 'coz I'm pants) Clegg MP says:

    Oh for the love of Christ, can’t a bloke swan off to Amsterdam for a little 420 now and then without everyone thinking it’s to do with avoiding having to deal with stories about a fat lecherous peer?

  52. 97
    genghiz the kahn says:

    #NickClegg must wish that the #LDs had copied the #BBC’s #Saville example & redacted all emails, tweets and letters @ #Rennardgate.

  53. 98
    Winnie the Pooh says:
  54. 99
    Vote UKIP -- Get rid of the LIBLABCONNERS says:

    With a bit of luck UKIP’s new Border Controllers will stop the fucker coming back on Friday.

  55. 101
    Dave and Gideon Wankers R Us says:

    Nick — come back at once — don’t leave Gideon ‘n me holding this stinking economic baby all on our own!

  56. 102
    Synic says:

    Rennard deserves a medal, no body else can face groping let alone screwing all those PPC Libdum Sapphics

  57. 104
    EU Watch says:

    !talian polls close at 14:00 GMT : So far voter turnout looks to be about 2-3% less than that in 2008.

  58. 105
    Edward. says:

    A bit of brown nosing in Brussels is the default defence mode for Clegg, he must assay to curry and keep favour at the court of Emperor Barroso – albeit in the seraglio.

  59. 109
    shurdy rover says:

    Flown to Amsterdam ON US of course!!

  60. 111
    Welsh activist. says:

  61. 112
  62. 113
    Helpful says:

    Is he eligible to be a Dutch MP?

  63. 114
    BBC politics is controlled by Labour says:

    Where’s Lord Oakeshott? Can’t he think of another reason to have a pop at the tories?

  64. 121
    Jayne says:

    Perhaps the craving got the better of him and he needed a hit of something stronger than nicotine. :)

  65. 122
    fella on the underground says:

    Whats a fat ugly fella supposed to do to get a bit of Legover.

    Cut Rennard some slack.

  66. 125
    Anonymous says:

    Flown in from Spain … the drama of it ! In the coffee bars its being said that Mrs Cleggie is leaning on Cleggie to quit … he’s even more puthy whipped than usual ! Pwick .

  67. 127
    @spcb says:

    I am no betting man but I’d stake my Ikea horse balls on the deputy PM being gone by the next conference season. But who would the LibDems choose next?

    He blocked the boundary reorganisation because he’d lose his seat in Sheffield. He’s waffled on about the C4 news broadcast on Rennard … and now done what all failing/failed Westminster politicos do: run to Europe. He’ll be in Brussels before you know it … on the gravy train. Nick Clegg … Ahhh, Bisto. Goes well with or without balls.

  68. 129
    blub says:

    Did Rennard “vet” Clegg for the leadership position and what is the leadership position?

  69. 130
    Socialism = Starvation says:

    He’s off to record a special Stars in their Eyes politics edition.

    ‘Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be Peter Cetera singing The Glory of Love’. I am a man who will fight for your honor. Now ‘zen, now ‘zen.


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