February 27th, 2013

Female Former LibDem MP: I Told Clegg in 2007

Here is something that Call Clegg listeners might like to ask the Deputy Prime Minister about. Former LibDem MP Sandra Gidley was asked whether she told Clegg about Rennard when he became leader in 2007:

“Yes, that is true but at this point I don’t want to go any further. I am hoping his memory might be jogged. Shall we leave it at that?”

Guido is sure Clegg would love to “leave it at that”…


  1. 1
    Person from Porlock says:

    Liberals = Cynical opportunism, masquerading as care, in a valueless ethical state.

  2. 2
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:


  3. 3
  4. 4
    Steve Miliband says:

    So when is the ‘Order-Order’ Party being launched?

    Policy 1; Cut taxes to generate confidence

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Politician = Cynical opportunist, masquerading as caring, in a valueless ethical state.

  6. 6
    Somewhat out of date says:

    given her subsequent statement.

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  8. 8
    Lord bumwatch says:

    More bungs bunga? Writs served next on the party for compensation – fat lawyers put on several stones and Compo and Cleggy stay in denial! The sadness of being a lib dem loser!

  9. 9
    Person from Porlock says:

    Liberals = Politician x 10¹°°

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Seems like Clegg has even more questions to be answered. Has he been found yet ??

  11. 11
    Sir "Shyte"' White, who rightly lamped Alastair Campbell says:

    So the LibDems who were to the Dawn of a New Age of British politics have become very Old Age, or should we call them Post-Modern?

    The Buggery, Thuggery and Skulduggery of the the Great Blair/Mandelson/Brown Years of Fraud and Ponzi Schemes seem to have rubbed off on them very quickly…

  12. 12
    SP4BS says:

    why not go the whole hog and pay people back taxes they’ve already paid.

  13. 13
    Person from Porlock says:

    Who are these poor, benighted 11%?

  14. 14
    Jeremy Thorpe says:

    Where were all these LimpDims women when this was at its zenith, at a knitting circle honing their skills.
    It make you sick to think these women were considered to be “high powered” and destined for great things in the future.
    Perhaps says it all about the libdems

    Useless posers.

  15. 15
    Incapable Vince says:

  16. 16
    Taxfodder says:

    You have to smile at the media hype over some sad old libdums and their pathetic love life woes, when all it really is, is a wholly transparent smear campaign to try and snatch the vote from the hapless libdums at Eastleigh.

    Utterly pathetic, totally predictable and in the end a typically unsophisticated half wit stupidity we have come to expect from an equally gormless opposition.

  17. 17
    SP4BS says:

    Having listened to the interview yesterday, I’d bet that rennard never actually got his end away. Socially inept, creepy and needy, sneaking around waiting for women to come out of toilets.

  18. 18
    labourunionsbbc we are one under the EU says:

    Pressclot got away with it, and brawling in the street.

  19. 19
    Rumpy Pumpy says:

    Brussels trough.

  20. 20
    Senior Post-Modern Economist says:

    Quite right

    Policy 2 : cut all public investment and subsidies

    Let the private sector boom and produce a million flowers and jobs, as Chairman Mao would have said in his old age…

    And Policy 3 : break up and close down the “too big to fail” banks and no further bonuses AT ALL….(and the BBC while we are at it)

  21. 21
    from Spain says:

    same people who still think Labour never f::ked up the Uk.

  22. 22
    Ming the Merciless says:


  23. 23
    Pollster says:

    The only reason the LibDems ever had any “rating” at all is because the two main parties are so crap awful…

  24. 24
    SP4BS says:

    I do believe that the story was broken by a genuine journalist from channel 4, who did the work.

    But anyone who thinks that the news cycle isn’t manipulated is naive. Anyone who thinks that some people didn’t jump on a bandwagon for fun is just kidding themselves.

  25. 25
    Cyril Smith says:

    What were you saying about toilets ?

  26. 26
    DC says:

    Yes but lets hope it works.

  27. 27
    Cyril Smith says:

    he couldnt find his end the app had broke.

  28. 28
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Policy 1; Blow up Parliament with all the Lords and other parties’ MPs inside it.
    Policy 2; Cut taxes to generate confidence.

  29. 29
    Don Juan says:

    This must be true

    Real shaggers do not need to grope

    They just go straight to the real McCoy like BloJo….

    Why do you think that all those illiterate women vote for BloJO?

  30. 30
    JH20348923458734 says:

    If an anti-politics party can get be the biggest party in Italy, why not here?

    Not sure a rabidly pro-Izzre-ul platform would be ideal though, so order-order might not be an ideal springboard. Plus fucking Kebab time would probably end up being party spokesman. Imagine.

  31. 31
    BloJo with his wimmin says:

    Publish and be damned

  32. 32
    Bert says:

    Took the heat off the NHS very nicely, you must admit. For a moment there “Sir” David Nicholson was crapping his pants.

  33. 33
    keredybretsa says:

    Time to turn Parliament into an ‘Alzheimer Free-Zone’!

  34. 34
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    The despicable Yellow Peril make laws in our Country, impose taxes upon us and expect us to blindly follow orders. I think we need to express our disgust at these ‘law makers’.

  35. 35
    SP4BS says:

    I don’t believe you there. the other parties are where you go if you really want power. LibDems are pretty amateur at these sort of things.

    I mean. its hilarious really, i mean its not really beyond the imagination that farron will be on the news saying “crap, what a bloody balls up”.

  36. 36
    Person from Porlock says:

    Was himself on the wine again last night? ;-)

  37. 37
    Anne D Burnbum says:

    I will give nick a call this morning to see if he agrees with me that there is no need for a police enquiry into the 1200 deaths in Mid Staffs that happened on labours watch.Horse meat and randy Rennard are much more important.

  38. 38
    SP4BS says:

    Perhaps, in the middle of the expenses scandal, GF might have claimed to be non-politics. However, the more i see, the more I see that its skewed in a political way. although of course not based on a precise political party, you can clearly see where its coming from.

  39. 39
    Mad Harriet Hairpin says:

    I am going to start an All Wimmin’s Party

    We will get more votes than all you wanking men put together

    You could not run a piss up in the proverbial brewery…

    And we will just castrate our so-called menfolk like I have done to my ambidextrous husband…

  40. 40
    New to Libdummery says:

    Advice needed please, Nickelarse. When approaching a Libdum feminist what is the limit of acceptability?
    Looking meaningfully into her eyes?
    Kiss the back of the hand?
    Kiss the side of the cheek?
    Hand on knee?
    Pinch her bum?

  41. 41
    Winston Churchill says:

    Why not get back to real politics, like the economy issues, immigration and the EU, oh sorry I forgot were dealing with pygmies in the three main political parties, nothing like a good sex scandal to take the sheeples eyes off the real problems, but oh well this is Britain in the 21st century slipping down the slippery pole to 3rd world dom.

  42. 42
    Anne D Burnbum says:

    It did’nt for the families of the 1200 dead in Mid Staffs that died needlessly on labours watch.

  43. 43
    Dirty Desmonds says:

    Guido has been outed now as a member of the Murdoch Mob

    Which is fighting for its life now

    Only 105 arrests so far….

  44. 44
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Reminds me of the NHS – masquerading as care, in a valueless ethical state.

  45. 45
    Tom2023 says:

    Good point, the fat Hunt has even had the cheek to call out Clegg!

  46. 46
    Guido's PR company says:

    Guido is not the solution

    He is part of the problem nowadays since ha gave up crusading for a little decency in British politics

  47. 47

    It’s hard to credit, hearing the description of his hehaviour with that one woman yesterday, that his judgement of his chances wasn’t affected by an excess of alcohol. Yet no-one is speculating on a drink problem…

  48. 48
    Person from Porlock says:

    Groper Rennard resembles an aberrant Mycroft Holmes.

  49. 49
    Tight arsed Northern bastard says:

    Clegg is a slimy lying fucker

    No Tuition fees !

  50. 50
    Got a new Crayon says:

    …and what’s wrong with the author of this blog preferring to lean a particular way politically?
    You’ve joined the dots and can now choose to move on.

  51. 51
    Lord Leveson, running for cover says:

    Guido broke the story in 2009

    Murdoch must have given him some of the hacked tapes…

  52. 52
    genghiz the kahn says:

    How many Lib Dems died at the hands of Milord Rennard? None.

    How many families lost loved ones in Mid Staffs due to the uncaring health care?

    Which story are the MSM running with?

    I wonder why Burnham, Bradshaw, and Labour are not being held to account by the fearless journalists of C4?

  53. 53
    Person from Porlock says:

    OK, I will attempt to clarify.

    Your first statement is agreed. Therefore the fact that the LibDems get the representation and now power that they do now means that their effect is magnified much greater than they deserve.

    This is stark contrast to their claims of under-representation. Suggest we just have rather different ways of explaining the same thing.

    In terms of outcome that actually and perversely makes them rather professional if you evaluate cynically!

  54. 54
    Synic says:

    Agreed — and close down all the fake universities churning out meeja and social bollux sub graduates that Tesco won’t employ as shelf stackers.

  55. 55
    anon says:

    go kathy,,,

  56. 56
    Slotgob says:

    The trouble with all you Libdum wimmin is that your mouths are too small

  57. 57
    albacore says:

    Remember, children, the Golden Rule
    Playing with poo isn’t nice nor cool
    Wash your hands when you’ve been to the lavatory
    Or within sniffing distance of any M P

  58. 58
    SP4BS says:

    big difference between having a clear political position, and bias that takes you away from clear judgement.

  59. 59
    Huffie, Puffy, Spotty Poofie Woofie Ariana says:

    LibDem MP :

    “Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central) is currently on maternity leave.”

    Who dunnit Guido?

    This requires a serious investigation

    Get your bagcarrier onto this potential scandal immediately

  60. 60
    SP4BS says:

    did he? he didn’t get decent quotes I guess.

  61. 61
    Jackaline Dromey says:

    There’s only one person wears the trousers in our house.

  62. 62
    Cheese Mongrel says:

    This is a cover-up to protect a powerful man.

    Also now that Clegg has gone deep into denial he has passed the point of no return and will lie and lie and lie to save his job.

  63. 63
    Andy "Maybelline" Burnham says:

    Nick is a great bloke. He and I have a great deal in common.

  64. 64
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    Too right Winston !

    I never voted for Cameron and his Ministers but they are my PM and my Ministers and I hope they do a good job for me and all the other citizens.

  65. 65
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    Dream on darling .

    This morning my lightly boiled egg was so hard boiled I could not play my favourite game of soldiers .

  66. 66
    Hansard writer says:

    She used to be researcher for Lempit Toothpick

  67. 67
    Chuck Berry says:

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Only in ‘Great’ Britain could the party that came third in a General Election be part of Government.

  69. 69
    unemployed and skint in Birtley Colliery says:

    Just look at her website .

    She is pleased with last months unemployment figures !

    Best if she stays with the sheep .

  70. 70
    Lost in Clacton says:

    I thought she was a single filly who liked looking after the less fortunate.

  71. 71
    Loopy Lou LLB (Hons) says:

    And who are you calling a shelf stacker?

  72. 72
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    Thats more than you can say for their arses !

  73. 73
    WoRaft ChiHUAHua says:

    It’s like looking at three shades of dog eggs to decide which is the least awful for when you take it home and the mutt inevitably craps on your carpet.

  74. 74
    Thomas from Tonna says:

    One in for Italians vote for a clown with no policies so things could be worse (or maybe not).

  75. 75
    Liblabcon's message to the hideously white over 65s says:

    We want you dead.

  76. 76
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    I’ll have you know I used to work nights at Tescos in Swansea.

    I still have 198 Tesco shares and am proud to hold them .

  77. 77
    Pontypool Rameses says:

    It was me what tupped ‘er

  78. 78
    King Turd of shit mountain says:


  79. 79
    'Suge' says:

    have you ever considered a career as a rapper?

  80. 80
    Some Mothers says:

    Ho Ho Ho “genuine journalist” is it well I never.

    About as genuine as Beef Lasagna.

    If they are in the Meeja they are guilty or at the very least culpable.

  81. 81
    Disco Biscuit says:

    Why does your Lib Dem pigeon have 2 right hands?

  82. 82
    Custard Dog says:


  83. 83
    Hanz Feet says:

    Do you have real ale on?

  84. 84
    Casual Observer says:

    11% is coincidentally the number of votes already cast by postal ballot in Eastleigh to date.

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Has any of Rennards DNA been found in (or on ) any Lib Dem female MPs (or candidates or councillors)?

  86. 86
    Anonymous says:

    Has any of Rennard’s DNA been found in or on any LibDem female MPs candidates or councillors?

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