March 4th, 2013

Rennard’s Chris Huhne Crisis Call With LibDem Bosses

An interesting little snippet from Paul Waugh this afternoon: Lord Rennard took part in an emergency conference call with party bosses on the very day that Chris Huhne quit his seat. LibDem chief executive Tim Gordon’s PA invited randy Rennard to the strategy chat just minutes after Huhne made his announcement on the steps of Southwark Crown Court:

As an MP resigned and decisions needed to be made, to whom did they turn? Despite what they might want us to believe, Lord Rennard was at the heart of LibDem strategy right up until the sex pest story broke…


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  1. 1
    • 30
      Anonymous says:

      It could still be a “story”, after the by-election it seems to have gone.

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    • 37
      Calamity Clegg says:

      I’m behind you all the way, Chris. Your job will be open for when you come back as an innocent FibDem with an unblemished character.

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      • 41
        D'Jango says:

        Compared to past politicians such as Tom Driberg, Rennard is not a sex pest. Idiot yes, sex pest no!

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    • 43
      Jimmy says:

      It’s no “sword of truth”

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      • 49
        M102 says:

        The whole Rennard scandal has got Huhne’s fingerprints all over it.

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        • 58
          Blowing Whistles says:

          I do recall I made a published reference to that on this site some days ago.

          Re: If he’s going down he’s gonna take as many with him as possible… or did I not?

          There is an electronic record of it btw.

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  2. 2

    Not at all surprising. As far as I’m concerned they should throw him to the foxes and be done with it.

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  3. 3
    Err? says:

    “Hasidic baby boy delivered after both his parents were killed in a horrific New York crash on the way to hospital loses his own fight for life.” ( Mail )

    If the baby had been born of CoE or Catholic parents would it have been mentioned?
    The baby hasn’t decided what he wants to be yet.

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    • 25
      labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

      Notice when someone is arrested for a serious crime the Bbbc like to mention their membership of, what they would call, an extreme right wing party, as if this is somehow relevant. Yet if that same crime were committed by a member of the libore party or even a union it would never get a mention.

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  4. 4
    Blowing Whistles says:

    There’s another ‘First’ for the kebaby – ahh di dums.

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  5. 5
    Lord Rennard says:

    Your mouth says no, but my withered old knob says yes.

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  6. 6
    Chief Cashier says:

    I can remember the days when a new passport/photograph had to be signed by a person of upstanding character in the community. MP,s Policeman, Priests/cardinals you know the sort of people I maen……..Tosser’s like Rennard.

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  7. 7
    Telly tax nonsense. says:

    Oops there goes another Lib Dumb!

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  8. 8
    A Human Rights Lawyer says:

    I once voted Conservative. Now I am profoundly ashamed of myself. Vote UKIP

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    • 21
      Ed "Twelvety" Balls says:

      Nice try Ed but I don’t think it’s working. We might need another strategy.

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  9. 9
    HackWatch says:

    Given only 2 people are copied into that email, I wonder which one leaked it……

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    • 15
      Nworb Nodrog says:

      How do you know it was only two? Might have a Bcc list as long as your arm, or as short as my willy.

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      • 24
        The Fifth Dan of Sneak says:

        You are now on your way towards being very wise in the Ways of Sneak. I award you a Green Belt.

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        • 68
          Curly says:

          Oh no!! Don’t do that, he’ll only go and build a new luxury condo/casino/resort on it!!

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  10. 10
    Toad of Toad Hall says:

    Too fast …. two creeps.

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  11. 11
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    And the. Lovely David Laws was kept in the loop while ‘resting’ from ministerial office after his little problem with expenses fiddling.

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    • 32
      Laws the gay thief says:

      Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
      He didn’t want anybody to know about that either.

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      • 59
        Blowing Whistles says:

        And laws and paddick have no secrets that they hide in their little group of bumbandits.

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  12. 12
    get real, you silly little man says:

    An “interesting” little snippet from Paul Waugh this afternoon: Lord Rennard took part in an emergency conference call with party bosses on the very day that Chris Huhne quit his seat. LibDem chief executive Tim Gordon’s PA invited randy Rennard to the strategy chat just minutes after Huhne made his announcement on the steps of Southwark Crown Court:

    In what way, shape or form is this “interesting”, you twat?

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  13. 13
    Bill Wagstick says:

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  14. 14
    Ewa's BotMod says:

    Incoming. Are we allowing free-speech today, Gaydo?

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  15. 16
    V. Morrison says:

    Who calls themselves ‘Ness’?

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  16. 17
    Ed "Twelvety" Balls says:

    Three times seven is eleventeen.

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  17. 19
    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    omething ugly has happened to politics in last decade or so hasn’t it?

    First there was labour’s thugocracy introduced by bliar and alycampbell and taken to a state of the art by brown,twatson and damian mcbride and then there was the expenses scandal and now the libdems inbred sexual harassment problems that are beginning to unravel.

    I wonder if we’ll ever get back to the days of honorable people going into government for public service rather than doing it to line their own pockets, build their own power bases or pursue their own sexual fantasies!!

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    • 31
      the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

      Yeah but in the “good “old days the Victorians were past masters at being the great and the good during the working day then among other things going off to bugger little children they found up a chimney breast at night …

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    • 44
      Anonymous says:

      When the party system is broken down a bit more, we will have some MPs who the people can depend on. But while they believe that their parties are above the law, and the CPS is subservient, we have no chance. Only those that have friends in the legal system can override the corruption.

      But it was happening definitely before 1997 as they allowed their friends to avoid their punishment back then. But that is yet another story to emerge.

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      • 71
        Mandy Pryce Davi(e)s says:

        Don’t know what you are talking about…

        You would say that, wouldn’t you?

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    • 52
      Tom tWatson says:

      Not soooo long ago (about 30 years or so…oh well, time flies!!) I was a town and district councillor. The only expenses I ever got were not worth claiming. A few bob for petrol and that was it! I didn’t want expenses anyway. I wasn’t so flush but I actually enjoyed putting our town right and helping folks. The Liberals were a bunch of dangerous bastards even in those days and I only ever sided with them once and they never returned the favour. Nowadays nobody does anything without being paid. Maybe that’s the crux of the matter!

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  18. 26
    the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    a) Is Vicky Torremilinos ‘ trial still ongoing == if so is this the second or third attempt that a british repeat british jury has been asked to comprehend a phrase from its own vernacular ie ” marital coercion ” ?

    b) Why has The Hoon not been sentenced yet — could it possibly be dependent on the outcome at point a) ?

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  19. 28
    Passport Application says:

    Dear Sirs,

    I’m in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe how is it that Sky Television has my address and telephone number and knows that I bought a bleeding satellite dish from them back in 1988, and yet, the Government is still
    asking me where I was bloody born and on what date.

    Do you guys do this by hand?

    My birth date you have on my pension book.

    It’s on all the income tax forms I’ve filed for the past 30 years.

    It is on my National Health card.

    My driving licence.

    My car insurance.

    On the last eight damn passports I’ve had.

    It’s on all those stupid customs declaration forms I’ve had to fill out before being allowed off the plane over the last 30 years.

    All those insufferable census forms.

    Would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother’s name is Mary Anne, my father’s name is Robert and I’d be absolutely astounded if that WOULD ever change between now and when I die!!

    I apologise, I’m really pissed off this morning.
    Between you an’ me, I’ve had enough of this bullshit!

    You send the application to my house, then you ask me for my bleeding address!!

    What is going on? Do you have a gang of neanderthal arseholes workin’ there?

    Look at my damn picture.

    Do I look like Bin Laden?

    I don’t want to dig up Yasser Arafat, for shit sakes. I just want to go and park my arse on some sandy beach somewhere.

    And would someone please tell me, why would you give a shit whether I plan on visiting a farm in the next 15 days?

    If I ever got the urge to do something wierd to a chicken or a goat, believe you me, you’d be the last fucking people I’d want to tell!

    Well, I have to go now,’cause I have to go to the other end of the poxy city to get another fucking copy of my birth certificate, to the tune of £30.

    Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot to assist in the issuance of a new passport the same day?

    Nooooooooooooo, that’d be too damn easy and maybe make sense.

    You’d rather have us running all over the fuckin’ place like chickens with our heads cut off, then WE have to find some arsehole to confirm that it’s really me on the damn picture – you know, the one where we’re not allowed to smile?! (bureaucratic fuckin’ morons)

    Hey, do you know why we couldn’t smile if we wanted to? Because we’re totally pissed off!

    Signed

    An Irate Citizen

    P.S. Remember what I said above about the picture and getting someone to confirm that it’s me?

    Well, my family has been in this country since 1776 …

    I have served in the military for something over 30 years and have had full security clearances over 25 of those years enabling me to undertake highly secretive missions all over the world.

    However, I have to get someone ‘important’ to verify who I am – you know, someone like my doctor ..

    WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN FRIGGIN` P@KISTAN!

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    • 36
      the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

      well it could be worse .
      the only option could have been asking your MP …

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    • 39
      Someone Important says:

      I agree.

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    • 46
      Your Friendly Neighbourhood "There's-A-Phrase-For-That" Service says:

      In the States, they refer to what you’re experiencing as “[Someone's] just busting your chops.” Similar in principle to “Taking the piss,” it connotes hard-headed imposition upon someone else to serve no purpose except the gratification of the imposers’ egos that they could make you have to jump through all the hoops merely because they say so. Like that well-worn cliche from films as to why someone powerful does something to harm you, they do it “Because they CAN.” It’s a turn-around of the more positive phrase “I’m busting my hump,” which means one is making a special exertion by imposing upon oneself.

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    • 50
      Anonymous says:

      1776? Bloody foreigner.

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    • 56
      Casual Observer says:

      The farm question is connected with foot and mouth mainly / other easily transportable diseases.

      This is tracked now on international databases, mainly because the US does not want a repeat of what happened in the UK a few years back.

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    • 63
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Gordon allowed every detail of everyone to be given up to NDS – an Israeli company.

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    • 72
      Curly says:

      Could’nt agree more (although this ‘rant’ has been around on the web in one form or another for a long time).

      A few weeks ago in Kuala Lumpur, I accompanied a Malaysian friend to have his passport renewed – guaranteed to be issued in one hour (yes, that’s what I said, one hour).

      He had already downloaded the application form online and had completed it properly with photo etc before we went to the passport office where on entry he was given a numbered ticket. He went to the first kiosk to hand in the form and his old passport. One half of his numbered ticket was detached and attached to the form. He kept the other half. He went to the second kiosk to pay the fee. We then toddled off to the cafe in the corner for a cuppa – and almost exactly one hour later his number was called to a third kiosk where his new passport was issued.

      Efficient and hassle free in a semi-developed country, so why is it so god-almighty awkward and slow in the UK?

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  20. 29
    They are all Backwards in Edinburgh says:

    What year is it?

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    • 64
      Blowing Whistles says:

      They are in the court of session that’s for sure.

      Ming Mong Menzies has lots to hide with his Faculty of advocates friends!!! in Scotchland.

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  21. 38
    the savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    the year you decided to finally purchase a fucking calendar

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  22. 42

    No hope for the grope!

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  23. 47
    Andy says:

    Guido

    As a totty appreciator, is it not hypocritical of you to look unkindly on Lord Rennard for propositioning women?

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  24. 48
    Jezscoops says:

    Rennard isn’t randy, he is grubby.
    A grubby tub of lard.

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