March 7th, 2013

Clegg: Don’t Tell Me About LibDem Sex Claims

If Clegg could put his fingers in his ears and bury his head in the sand at the same time, he would. A much easier ride on LBC this week, but he still managed to admit he doesn’t want to know the details of allegations against his pervy peers. On the number of complaints to the new LibDem sex scandal hotline:

cleggI have decided not to find out. It’s not right for the Leader of the Party to pry into this. What I want to do is ensure the failures in the past never happen again. We’ve got to turn a page on the culture. One of the key aspects of that is to give people complete assurance that if they come forward with a complain they will be dealt with in complete confidence and if they need to be taken forward, they are taken forward.”

He says complete confidence, others might say wilful blindness…


86 Comments

  1. 1
    Nick Clegg says:

    Get your gums round me plums

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    • 4
      ARE YOU A POLISH CRACKHEAD says:

      Get yer smackers around me knackers

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    • 46
      Sir William Wade says:

      If you want to be confident that a complaint will be dealt with properly, you will first want to consider whether past complaints have been dealt with properly.

      In real life, of course, the best question to ask is how important and well-connected the lecher is.

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    • 60
      CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

      12.00pm – GBP – BoE Asset Purchase Facility: Expected to remain at £375bln

      Dave’s Brown Bottom.

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  2. 2
    Paniagua Solo says:

    Fuck me what a comment.

    NICK FOR POPE

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  3. 3
    Hamish Macbeth (@PCMacbeth) says:

    Does “turning a page” apply to issues elsewhere in the public sector…

    or is this somehow different

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  4. 5
    Throbber says:

    Yet others would just say he’s a cünt.

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  5. 6
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD and COD FATHER of SOLE says:

    Get your white and pearlies around my short and curlies

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  6. 7
    Clogg-see no evil,hear no evil,speak no evil says:

    Can’t stop-I’ve got a plane to catch.

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  7. 8
    Butch Dave says:

    Don’t worry plebs, the loss of Daw Mill colliery just means £1 billion national income up in smoke each year. The huskies and polar bears will thank us for it, in these balmy days we’re now having, thanks to AGW.

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    • 63
      CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

      I think they don’t care.

      The political classes are getting all the money rent-seeked via “green” nonsense.

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  8. 10

    Lessons have not been learned.

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    • 24
      Paniagua Solo says:

      Deputy heads will roll

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    • 29

      Or indeed understood, listened to, taken note of etc…..

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    • 40
      Tessa Tickles (how come I'm being m..ded?) says:

      I’m a bit annoyed he didn’t get that expression into his statement. He got “we’ve got to turn a page” once, and “taken forward” twice, so I was very disappointed we didn’t get a “lessons have been learned”.

      I hope he rectifies this in a later statement, and I’m really hoping for a “singing from the same hymn sheet”, too.

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      • 66

        Ducks in a line.
        Thinking outside the box – (OOH, no misses!! Scrap that! Althogh, frankly if only they would, we might get some fuck.ing work done!)
        There are larger issues at stake. (Translation: I’ve made up my mind to be deaf, more dumb AND blind, so don’t bother me with the facts.)
        Synergy
        It is what it is

        BINGO!

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        • 83
          Tessa Tickles (how come I'm being m..ded?) says:

          We should run that idea up the flagpole and see who salutes.

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    • 56
      Anonymous says:

      The lesson is that continuously repeating an action and finding the same consequences, means you are unable to learn.

      The voters need to be given help to cure their affliction. It has to be spelt out, in their terms, just like lawyers need to do with juries.

      It is up to us, not the politicians, to get that message across.

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      • 69
        Point of Information says:

        Repeating the same action and expecting a different outcome is a definition of insanity.

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    • 86
      Norman Scott's dog Rinka (long dead) says:

      It is always best for a leader not to know too much – the liberals are very good at that.

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  9. 11
    Chris Lowe's Hamster says:

    There’s plenty of spare catholic guilt to go round.

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  10. 12
    Steve Miliband says:

    Seems like he is applying this concept to Mid Staffs – ignore it and hope for the best in the future

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  11. 13
    Miss Irene (15) says:

    Cover me with bubble-wrap and call me “princess”

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  12. 14
    Tom Catesby says:

    Have any of your other contributors noticed a similarity between Clegg and the three wise monkeys? I think we should be told.
    Wouldn’t it be great if the rest of us could turn our backs on our responsibilities without consequences. Unfortunately the real world doesn’t work like that.

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    • 28
      Yvette Cooper says:

      Labour’s world works like that.
      We ignored the problems of unfettered immigration when in power and have left others to deal with the consequences.
      And now we feel we can lecture the Coalition on immigration.

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      • 51
        Crabby Git says:

        You didn’t ignore it, you encouraged and ‘celebrated’ it. Incidentaly, Margaret Hodge’s husband Henry was one of the guilty men; he was one of those judges supposed to uphold the law on behalf of the country but instead he jammed the immigration flood gates wide open for party politicial reasons. Tony Bair’s croney.

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        • 68
          CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

          It was the same with debt.

          It was willed into existence by Gordo. Leaving others to deal with the inevitable systematic b4nkruptcy.

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        • 77
          Cobblers says:

          Crabby Git can you elaborate on this? It’s for a book…

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  13. 15
    Skorpian de Rooftrouser says:

    It’s all very well saying we getting to the bottom of this and running a sex pest hot line, but who is running this hotline? and will Simon Huges just think that it’s just another sex line he can phone up?

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  14. 16
    Tessa Tickles says:

    “It’s not right for the Leader of the Party to pry into this.”

    Er, why not?

    “What I want to do is ensure the failures in the past never happen again.”

    And he’s going to ‘ensure’ that without bothering to look into what the failures were and properly understand how they happened?

    Christ on a bike, how in god’s name did his party get 33% in Eastleigh?

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  15. 18
    Popeye says:

    Talk about the three monkeys.
    I know nothing Clegg strikes again.

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  16. 20
    Andy Burnham says:

    I know how Nick feels, I’ve buried my head in the sand over Stafford Hospital. I know I am to blame for what happened, but I am a socialist so it’s cannot be my fault

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  17. 22
    Nick Clegg says:

    Will someone please help me to get my head out of my arse.

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  18. 26
    baffled says:

    Are these women still whining?

    Why not just give them a good whipping?

    Teach them that when there is a use for their gobs they will be instructed to open wide.

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  19. 27
    Rinka Scott says:

    No Liberals have been charged .

    No Liberals have been arrested .

    Is this a fair resume of the situation ?

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  20. 30
    Yvette Cooper says:

    Believe me.

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  21. 31

    Worst case of cognitive dissonance in a politician since Gordon claimed he’d saved the world.

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    • 71
      CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

      cognitive dissonance is believing two contradictory things, not one completely false thing.

      Cable is the “master” of cognitive dissonance.

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  22. 33
    pissed off voter says:

    Just wondering … what does Clegg actually do?

    It’s a serious question, he is well rewarded from public funds, has no portfolio, obviously has no idea what goes on in his party … so what does he actually do?

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  23. 34
    William Morris says:

    Nick Clegg is a bore.

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  24. 35
    Nick Clegg says:

    Listen what I am trying to say is that I know that prior to 5pm today the party is full of perverts, molesters, liars, and expense frauds. But from 9am tomorrow morning they will all have much improved.

    Must rush I have a plane to catch.

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  25. 37
    Chris Bryant says:

    Humility and honesty is what I stand for.

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  26. 39
    Hancock MP and City Councillor says:

    My Princess would never complain.

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    • 49
      Princess says:

      That last lot of Viagra wasn’t up to much though, was it dahling? Had a little brewer’s droop, didn’t we?

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  27. 41
    Chris Bryant says:

    We are not lurching.

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    • 52
      Seaside Sally says:

      Portsmouth City Council Chief Exex David Williams states today that Councillor Fullers sex parties are a private matter. If anyone wishes to complain he says the complaint will be considered by the Standards Committee. Only problem is Fuller is a memberof that committee . well done the CX. No problems there then.

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      • 78
        Casual Observer says:

        If you lift the lid on what goes on in Fareham it is a seriously seedy area.

        Some recent claims to fame: Oldest drug dealer banged up, p3d0 (Al!stair Cook) recently jailed for downloading a lot of k!ddie porn, missing local women / children, some showing up dead etc.

        The sex party reported is the tip of a rather nasty iceberg in that town, and potentially not disconnected.

        The young women involved there would not be doing it for free, and no mention of if they are English or immigrant. There is a brothel being run, and would suspect them to be cheap East Euro migrants trying to earn a living.

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  28. 43
    Which is Which? says:

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  29. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Nick Clegg?three monkies? have we discovered the origins of HIV?

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  30. 50
    Geedo Spymaster says:

    That’ll teach Guido to puke his spware over t’internet. I’ve clicked on the ad choice box and amended my spy cookie to the correct data. Now what does a 20 year old single female from Latvia receive from Google?

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  31. 59
    Westminster Gossip says:

    Nick Clegg: Incurious, disinterested and putting ones head in the sand; leadership qualities these are not!

    Ed Milliband: Simply an odd sort of leader?

    David Cameron: The best out of a bad bunch of swivel-eyed career politicians…

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  33. 65
    More to the point says:

    Under the covers

    http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/

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  34. 75
    Ostrich says:

    I see no perverts.

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  35. 80
    Mr pontius pilate says:

    What we have here is another pontius pilate Clegg says ‘I wash my hands of the whole affair’ That must please the victims no end

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  36. 85
    Another Headshrinker says:

    Heard a rumour that he gets little Spanish boys to wash his balls for him, except that can’t happen as he doesn’t have any!

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