February 25th, 2013

Clegg v Farron

Last night’s statement went well then. As if today’s papers were not bad enough for the LibDems, the party leader and party president have given a masterclass in being unable to stick to the same line this morning. First, Tim Farron went for a straightforward approach on the Today programme, admitting “we screwed this up”. Minutes later Clegg refuted that suggestion, telling Radio Solent “we have nothing to hide as a party”. Last night Farron refused to deny this would be a resigning issue for his boss if last night’s revelations were true…


  1. 1
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, looks like the Lib Dem cover-up has been flushed out.

    Sex pests getting protected by some of the highest figures in the land? Clegg is in the run now with even his own colleagues going public with doubt.

  2. 2
    Loopy Lou says:

    The only thing you have to fear is truth itself .

  3. 3
    Lib Lab Con Trick says:

    Keep voting for us. Yes we are corrupt self-serving hypocrites whose only interest is defrauding the public purse and increasing the wealth and influence of ourselves, our families and our cronies but that’s what democracy is designed for.

  4. 4
    LB says:

    1. Lord Perv
    2. Lord Grope

    You choose.

  5. 5
    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.

  6. 6
    Prime Minister Miliband and deputy PM Simon Hughes says:

    Wunashun from the dream team!

  7. 7
    John says:

    ‘We screwed up’ and ‘we have nothing to hide’ are not contradictory comments.

  8. 8
    What a fat fuck says:

    Surely he means he’s looking for head?

  9. 9
    Lord Ramhard says:

    I’ve got your back

  10. 10
    Lib Dem researcher, aged 22 says:

    Stop rubbing it, please.

  11. 11
    Keith Vaz says:

    I’ll be your one asian in your one nation!

  12. 12
    Rennard Disco Fox says:

  13. 13
    English Comprehension 101 says:

    Yes they are. “We have nothing to hide” means you did nothing wrong. “We screwed up” means you did something wrong.

  14. 14
    Break up the BBC says:



    I read this and my blood boiled


    When are heads going to roll at the arrogant criminal BBC FFS?

    And when are nthese fucking threatning lawyers going to be charged with harrassment for behaving like cheap thugs?

  15. 15
    An honest Tory says:

    Certainly is time to deal with these sex scandals. However, bad as groping is, I am much more interested in the following;
    Who disbanded the police operation into the Elm Guest House one day before they were due to make 16 arrests in the 80s?
    What happened to the dossier given to Leon Britton by Geoffrey Dickens and which the Home Office now say they have mislaid?
    Who (and on whose orders) stripped the Scotland Yard file of the surveillance pics of the Elm Guest House showing numerous ministers and MPs (amongst others). The stripping of the file has been confirmed by the policeman involved who checked it and found lots of material removed in the early 90s.
    If Guido fails to pursue these matters the only conclusion can be that Guido is being ‘guided’ by his masters.

  16. 16
    Lard Rennard says:

    I’m groping at straws. It feels different.

  17. 17
    Sir Dando Tweakshafte says:

    Should be quite a scrap between Clogg and Mitchell for the Euro-job in 2014 – two failed cabinet ministers scrambling for the last seat on the gravy train.

  18. 18
    Lost in Clacton says:

    They are all honourable men.

  19. 19
    Bent Solicotors & Co says:

    But we make a fortune every year threatening anyone who outs our criminal clients…

    How will we survive if we have to obey the law?

  20. 20
    Si says:

    There are calls today from within the Lib Dem party for the leader to resign. Clegg should hang his head in shame and resign now. Sadly he is a sociopath who is shameless and narcissistic but, after the by-election, the momentum will build up to force him out.

    He should be followed by the disgusting Jo Swinson MP, a self-styled “women’s rights champion” who conspired to cover up the abuse.

  21. 21
    SP4BS says:

    The good thing about farron is that he isn’t really a life long professional politician. More of a local councillor that got lucky.

  22. 22
    Jo Shitson says:

    Rather ironic that Jo puts herself up as a crusader for women. Seems to have forgotten that when women came to her with allegations of sexual harrassment against Fat Controller.

  23. 23
    The unbiased BBC says:

    Nothing to see here…no Tories involved….move along please

  24. 24
    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    As opposed to Domestos Hutchings? A local councillor that got unlucky?

  25. 25
    Clegg knew says:

    The night a young female researcher ran in tears from Lord Rennard’s room and told a packed hotel bar: He fondled me


  26. 26
    The Deputy Prime Minister says:

    I am merely continuin g the tradition of honesty, class and statesmanship of my worthy precedessor Lord Prezza of Jags, Shags and Multiple disgraces…

    It goes with the High Office of State..

    I will get my coat shortly (and a life peerage, of course) and go to Brussels where they love me…

  27. 27
    Opps says:

    Jo Swinson is a sickening hypocrite who poses as a feminist but helped Clegg and Rennard to cover up the scandal.

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    You can add UKIP to that list now.

  29. 29
    Red Alert says:

    One donation more like, Labour is in hock to the loony union barons.

  30. 30
    Mr Ticklebottom says:

    In my day it was deemed an honour to be touched up by a Lord.

  31. 31
    James Purnell, new BBC Director of Strategy & Digital says:

    Let’s just say Lord Ashcroft is involved.

  32. 32
    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    You forgot to include UKIP (or as explained by Marta Andreason, a one man party led by a particularly stupid misogynist who thinks he has a direct line to God).

  33. 33
    Putr1d, spiteful Labour ruined my Country says:

    What’s all the fuss about? Everyone knows the LimpDumbs have always had borderline persuasions and tried to cover this up. They’ve been doing this for decades.

  34. 34
    Foxy Rennard says:

    You can find some very tasty scraps in dustbins.

  35. 35
    Labour, the most criminal party on earth says:

    We make sure our accusers are disappeared. Don’t fuck with Labour. There’s nothing we won’t stoop to.

  36. 36
    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    Lord Britton.

  37. 37
    The last virgin in the LibDem Party says:

    The real question should be

    Was she worth fondling?

    And what was she doing “in his room”

    My mother told me that when you go to an older man’s room, it is only for one reason…

  38. 38
    Jo Shitson says:

    She’s got a nice rack though.

  39. 39
    WVM says:

    Vote Ukip in Eastleigh – stuff the Lib . Lab . Con Party of pervs & crooks.

  40. 40
    the PBT says:


  41. 41
    Warrant Officer Botha says:

    I am willing to be a witness in Nick Clegg’s defence

  42. 42
    Anonymong says:

    “If Guido fails to pursue”

    Why don’t you go and pursue it? It would appear that you feel strongly enough about it to post a comment and bring Elm House to a wider audience.

    Start here and begin digging… http://www.met.police.uk/foi/

  43. 43
    The Right Honourable Iain Duncan Smith MP says:

    I’m Karl Pilkingtons father.

  44. 44
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Where there’s smoke there’s toast. Clegg is toast. Correction, his party is also toast.

    The electorate is sick of establishment cover-ups. NHS, Clergy, BBC, the list just goes on and on. Good riddance I say….

  45. 45
    Lord Prescunt says:

    That’s what I told all the lasses I fondled. “You should be honoured I’m fingering you, love”, I said as they screamed and tried to run for the door.

  46. 46
    EU Overpaid Bureaucrats says:

    Come to us Nick. We get paid oodles of euros and we don’t give a fuck about pleb voters.

  47. 47
    Pundit too too says:

    But did he grope her? I think not.

  48. 48
    Frederick Gideon Threepwood says:

    Stupidity is no excuse for misuse of the English language (unless English Comprehension 101 is a handle for someone with a native language other than English).

  49. 49
    Safety First says:

    Vote UKIP = decrease Tory majority = Lib Dems win.

    Only safe pro-British vote is Conservative. Simple.

  50. 50
    Priceless clip says:

    Union backed MPs aren’t very bright, are they? Not that the other Labour MPs are clever, but the union ones are a hoot. Like thicko Ian Lavery.

  51. 51
    genghiz the kahn says:

    BBC & some RC priests must be thanking God for finding a sleezier group of people. More champers Boaden.

  52. 52
    Baron Brittan says:

    Most of my victims would have been happy if it had stopped at touching up.

  53. 53
    James Purr-well says:

    How did I get this job? I just turned up.

  54. 54
    The Bookem Prize says:

    I arrested Rolf Harris
    I arrested Garry Glitter
    I arrested Lord Rennard
    I arrested Dave Lee Travis
    I arrested Max Clifford
    I arrested Michael le Vell
    I arrested Cliff Richard
    I arrested Leon Brittan
    I arrested Cardinal O’Brien

  55. 55
    Man at the back in the awful jumper - yes you sir says:

    I have just discovered that the tub of crisps I brought to work thinking they were pepper flavour are in fact Cheddar flavour.

    I mention this because I see it as a metaphor for what’s happening with the LibDems – you think they are one thing, but in fact they are another.

    Which I could have said without the crisps bit, but I believe that the metaphor of the crisps gives more depth and meaning to this profound insight.

  56. 56
    Ah! Monika says:

    I doubt whether anyone at the BBC or the priests believe in God.

  57. 57
    Man at the back in the awful jumper - yes you sir says:

    Jonathan King, Lord McAlpine and Michael Jackson.

  58. 58
    Anonymous says:

    Yawn, another Mong DM “reader” posting links. Fuck off you tabloid “reading” moron.

  59. 59
    An honest Tory says:

    I am already using what means are available. It seems odd that the story is being ignored by the Murdoch press and his puppet Guido whilst other papers such as the Mail are making an effort. The guilty are not just those who should have been arrested in the 80s but also those who continue to assist in the cover up today. And Guido is either for the truth or guilty.

  60. 60
    Sir William Wade says:

    Let’s all have a bit of fun with this trivial story, while persistent government overspending drags us all down to the debtors’ prison.

  61. 61
    Ah! Monika says:

    You are Garry Lineker and that is the most intelligent thing you have ever said. Ergo you can keep the fiver.

  62. 62
    Vote UKIP -- Get rid of the LIBLABCONNERS says:

    The Conservative Party doesn’t exist anymore, They are all spendthrift PC con artists led by the Head Ponco Dave

  63. 63
    An honest Tory says:

    Not sure. A simple question to Farrago ‘have you still got your balls?’ should confirm it one way or another.

  64. 64
    Alan Rusbridger, flaccid pianist says:

    Today I will be mostly playing You Need Hands by Max Bygraves.

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Vote UKIP = vote Izzrael

  66. 66
    James OhBrainless LBC says:

    It was Mrs Thatches fault… the DM DM DM are right wing!.. Lard Reinhart is innocent.. they were all asking for it!

  67. 67
    Anymouse left wing ranter says:

    Could explain why the Big Brother Corporation are heavily advertising the Lib Dem groping Lord woes.
    If true then the Audit Commission and OFT should be in there by tonight.

  68. 68
    No wonder Labour ruined the economy says:

    That’s the mother of parliamentary own goals!

    Lavery’s name will rhyme with incompetence and humiliation for a thousand years. Total prattage.

  69. 69
    Sir William Wade says:

    You can the quality of a man by the enemies he makes.

  70. 70
    Clegamity. says:

    And there I was in line for a nice Commissioner of Woman’s Rights job in Euroland. Damn Lord Grope.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    How did this fat, fecking idiot become a Lord ffs? Were they giving out free Lordships with MacDonald’s and Bargain Bucket KFC’s?

  72. 72
    Lord Rennard of Gropechester says:

    I’ve got a little puppy in my parliamentary office. Would you like to come and stroke it?

  73. 73
    Break up the BBC says:

    You must be a BBC executive judging by your reaction…

    And I demand my £5…

  74. 74
    tabblenabble01 says:

    Good posts!

    And I completely endorse.

    It does make you wonder what GO and DC meant when they said “we are all in it together”…just who were the target audience for that comment and what was the the real message (to the establishment)?

  75. 75
    Screwed Taxpayer says:

    Exactly so, Sir William. Your personal share of the Debt has increased by another fiver since midnight. The same as every man, woman, and child in the U.K.

    Dave promised to eliminate the Deficit during this Parliament. THE LYING CNUT

    Wake up Joe Public and get your head around the enormity of the Debt.

  76. 76
    Who the Hell! says:

    And Milliband who was unlucky to be born in a communist household with a more talented brother.

  77. 77
    Chris H says:

    I could drive a coach and horses through this story.

  78. 78
    SP4BS says:

    SO: whenever you make a mistake, you have to cover it up.

  79. 79
    Big Brother Corporation. says:

    Its all Fatcher’s fault.

  80. 80
    Max Keiser says:

    I think you left out the word “third” somewhere near the end of that statement.

  81. 81
    Naive says:

    To do the cleaning,and,put the kettle on….

  82. 82
    Sarah Leash says:

    It won’t bite my pussy will it?

  83. 83
    Gaius Julius Caesar says:

    Let me have men about me who are fat,
    Sleek-headed men and such as sleep of nights.
    Yon Cassius hath a lean and hungry look,
    He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.

  84. 84
    Con Artists says:

    Ukip now polling 2nd in Eastleigh,very close to Tories in 1st position.

    The plebs are very very very slowly starting to wake up.

  85. 85
    LB says:

    5,300 bn for the pensions. All off the Books,

  86. 86
    Lord Levy says:

    It’s what’s known as “cash for honours”. I know a thing or two about this sort of thing!

  87. 87
    Old England says:

    The Bank for International Settlements,Financial stability board,Financial stability
    forum,IMF,OECD,Federal reserve,G20,Bilderberg,all may have a bit to do with world economics,all very democratic,NOT…

  88. 88
    SP4BS says:

    As opposed to all the PPEs, the SPADs and parachutists

  89. 89
    Con Artists says:

    LibLabCon = more EU, more uncontrolled immigration, more windmills, higher electricity bills, higher taxs, lower pensions, more Liverpool care pathway, more Stafford hospitals, 5 million Bulgarians and Romanians, bedroom taxes, mansion taxes, more big business offshore tax avoidance, higher penalties for individual tax payers, gold plated inflation pensions for government workers, unlimited Indian visas, more terrorists and criminals we can’t support, bigger houses for same terrorists and legal aid, more benefits for immigrants, more lying by MPs and troughing at the money teat as they destroy the UK by their traitorous behaviour.

    The 3 useless LibLabCon parties cannot be trusted.

    Its time to give Ukip a chance.

    Vote Ukip, get Ukip.

  90. 90
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    It’s the UK Parliamentary version of the Peter Principle, innit?
    Which is basically, if you have the problem of your “peter” always going on the heater, if you will, they promote you to the House of Lords. (Cf John Prescott in connection with fat feckin’ idiot habitue of McD and KFC.)

  91. 91
    Downing Street Met Police Officers says:

    We too will be happy to help

  92. 92
    Con Artists says:

    Vote labour = get Muslim Brotherhood and George Galloway

  93. 93
    Oskar P says:

    “What’s afoot?” I wondered, hearing a noise in the early hours.

  94. 94
    All Lib Dumps are pervs says:

    I note the BBC (Rick Nobinson in particular) is suggesting that this has all come out because the baby eating tories are stirring. The only politicians I have seen on the television stirring it is the vile Labour MPs.

    Bleeding typical BBC propaganda.

  95. 95
    All Lib Dumps are pervs says:

    UKRAP is a one trick pony. The people of Eastleigh aren’t that daft.

  96. 96
    Cumbrian Lad says:

    Farron’s performance on Sky News last night was quite appalling. I wonder if he is worried that the next scandal will be on his shoulders ? By all accounts he leads somewhat of a double life ??

  97. 97
    Fanny Alexander says:

    They quite obviously are.

  98. 98
    George says:

    Marta Andersons ‘s record is not a good one check out her EU involvement she seems to attend just to draw the allowances she is a non contributor. Like most Con/Lab/Lib dem members. She joined them don’t forget that.

  99. 99
    George says:

    Marta Andersons ‘s record is not a good one check out her EU involvement she seems to attend just to draw the allowances she is a non contributor. Like most Con/Lab/Lib dem members. She joined them don’t forget that.

  100. 100
    George says:

    What tricks do the Lib/Dems have?

  101. 101
    Another Headshrinker says:

    And a masterclass being delivered in how to lead a party towards political oblivion!

  102. 102
    Man at the back in the awful jumper - yes you sir says:

    My name’s not Ergo!! It’s Gary, and I am a rich big-eared crisp-promoting money-taking adulterer. Oh hold on – can we do a re-take please…

  103. 103
    Man at the back in the awful jumper - yes you sir says:

    Don’t you mean your ex-wife could?

  104. 104
    Man at the back in the awful jumper - yes you sir says:

    As in Frank Bough? Mark Oaten? Tell us more!

  105. 105
    BiGeorge says:

    Feels like Deja vu all over again sweetie.

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