May 7th, 2013

One You Won’t Read About On ConservativeHome

No doubt Watson took the opportunity to ask Ashcroft awkward questions about his relationship with politicians, as he has been doing for the best part of a decade…


Guido hears lunch was at Gran Paradiso in Victoria.

Looks like one of the lunchers got some early brown-nosing in before they sat down.


  1. 1
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    Fuck Off David Wooding….a man whose staff are either on bail or about to be charged. Twat !!!!!!

  2. 2
    Pie chart says:

    Watson? That’ll cost him.

  3. 3
    Err says:

    Was the Restaurant near Wrexham?

  4. 4
    Jimmy says:


  5. 5
    David Cameron says:

    I am bored with the machinations of the political classes. Why can’t people just admire and obey me?

  6. 6
    David Cameron says:

    Bugger,where’s Owen Jones when you need him?

  7. 7
    Engineer says:

    That’ll be the last we hear from Labour about ‘evil non-doms’ for a while, then.

  8. 8
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    Will David Wooding be exhalting the virtue of Jim Davidson anymore, and lauding him up about his work entertaining the troops…twat

  9. 9
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    Ashcroft will be worried that he might be on The List !!!!!!!

  10. 10
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Just the idea of lunch with Fat Bastard gives me the shivers; would I have to keep telling him: “Take HUMAN bites!”?

  11. 11
    Con Home says:

    Well if you want to beat your political enemies, the best way is to find out what they are up to, take them to lunch and listen to what they have to say.


  12. 12
    Owen Jones says:

    Owen Jones signing off for the day. Leaving you in the capable hands of Guido Fawkes :-

  13. 13
    useful idiot says:

    hard to take any Sun journalist seriously tbh. as noted, half of them are on bail.

    unless they are paying you of course Guido.

  14. 14
    Jimmy says:

    Lord Cashpoint is a staunch supporter of hacked off. For entirely selfless reasons no doubt.

  15. 15
    Owen's female parent says:

    You get home now Master Jones and do your homework. I’ve told you not to bother that Mr Forkes and his guests anyway.

  16. 16
    ManUfan says:

    Get Louis Suarez to show him how it should be done.

  17. 17
    ManUfan says:

    9.30am to 2.40pm.

    … and he gets paid for a full day I bet.

  18. 18
    A. Taxpayer says:

    What about obeying me, FFS? Once upon a time, politicians were servants of the people – not vice versa. Most of the time it’s just vice.

  19. 19
    nellnewman says:

    The discredited cleggie says NigelLawson is wrong about the EU. LOL!!! Now let’s think who would be regarded as a more reliable spokesman on economic matters and the EU – Nigel Lawson a previous chancellor with nothing much to gain or cleggie who desperately wants an eu commissioner’s job when this latest shambles of a coalition grinds to a halt?

  20. 20
    nellnewman says:

    I thought twatson was Labour’s election officer or some such thing. That’ll be why they didn’t do very well last Thursday then. Perhaps he was hoping Ashcroft would give him some tips on how to do his job better!

  21. 21
    For the record says:

    Oh the faux politics and charade of government. They are all libertarian at the end of the day, the only difference being the red/yellow/blue flavoured libertarianism that is western liberal dimocrassy.

    It’s all about keeping the evil national socialists (socialism in one country) at bay, as they are bad for business.

  22. 22
    For the record says:

    You should have listened to Clegg on R4 this morning. His contempt for the plebs to be allowed to decide for themselves on an in/out referendum was palpable. And of course the useless BBC presenter (Justin Webb I think) could barely bring himself to probe the tit on this issue.

  23. 23
    Nigel Evans says:

    I like a happy ending with my massage.

  24. 24
    Engineer says:

    I don’t see much libertarianism in mainstream politics at the moment, UKIP aside. The LibLabConGreens are all a bunch of EU federalist dictators at heart.

  25. 25
    Engineer says:

    That’s just his lunchtime!

  26. 26
    Engineer says:

    Ashcroft won’t be worried about any Labour Party lists. He could buy the Party several times over, and Watson and Co. know that full well.

  27. 27
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    Its only a matter of time before Mr Plod knocks on Davids door

  28. 28
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Not exactly what I had in mind, my meaning being: “Take bites whilst trying not to look like a ravening beast,” not “bite humans”; in Fat Bastard’s case, you’d pretty much have to give him the opposite advice in the latter instance (and not just at the dinner table), as his natural animal instincts would need to be overcome.

  29. 29

    M0deration in everything.

  30. 30
    plod says:

    Can’t wait.
    Always fancied a trip to America.

  31. 31
    Down Shep says:

    As above Guido thread shows, at the end of the day they all piss in the same pot.

  32. 32
    Graham says:

    Sooner the better.

  33. 33
    Down Shep says:

    Always looks suspicious when these people suddenly up-sticks and leave UK jurisdiction, doesn’t it Piers?, (and a few others besides).

  34. 34
    CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

    Could buy their debt and ruin the Britain-Ruining Labour party.

  35. 35
    Unsteady Eddy says:

    Former newspaper owner Eddy Shah had sex with a schoolgirl in various hotel rooms, a court has been told.

    The Old Bailey heard he engaged in sexual acts with the teenager, and was with prostitute Susan Davies as he did.

    The abuse took place in the early 1990s but the girl waited about 20 years to tell police, the jury heard.

    Mr Shah, 69, Ms Davies and her former partner Anthony Pallant deny charges including r-pe, child cruelty and indecent assault.

    Gillian Etherton, QC, prosecuting, said Ms Davies was “bullying and controlling” towards the schoolgirl.

    “She is a woman of few moral scruples,” Miss Etherton said.

  36. 36
    Lord Blaby says:

    I took a moment out from obsessing over Europe to hear the latest from Barrosso who says that the ‘political science fiction of a federal europe’ will be a reality within a few years, sooner than we might think’.

    Time to sack the Queen and hail The Prez.

    Anyway, back to obsessing over Europe again…

  37. 37
    For the record says:

    Lord Lawson: Nick Clegg talking ‘poppycock’ about the EU

    Lord Lawson has accused Nick Clegg of talking “poppycock” after the Deputy Prime Minister claimed that leaving the European Union would risk up to 3 million British jobs.

    The Euorpean job Clogg is worried about is his own.

  38. 38
    Down Shep says:

    Ah, that reminds me… of Mussolini.

  39. 39
    Hang The Bostards says:

    It doesn’t matter what Lord Ashcroft says – he’s as clueless as CaMORON.

    Ashcroft doesnt’t think the Eu and immigration are a big issue. He doesnt get UKIP and his head is so far stuck up his arse he missed the fact they would get 100+ seats.

    Enuff said…. Let the political elite keep under-estimating and misunderstanding the UKIP surge.

  40. 40
    A Citizen says:

    One day, as he was busy in the market place with affairs of State, a rude fellow never ceased to mock and to speak ill of him.

    Pericles heard all that the man said, but he took no notice, and when he had finished his task he set out for home. The rough fellow followed, throwing at him, not stones, but cruel, wicked words.

    It was dark when Pericles reached his house. Turning to one of his servants he bade him take a light and see that the man reached home in safety. And this he did although he had been treated so badly.

  41. 41
    David "Millions" Milliband says:

    I am making so much money running this charity in NYC, that I am thinking about investing in the debt – they have to pay top interest rates and it might be a good little earner for me (or maybe for the Charity).

  42. 42
    A Citizen says:

    Can we just be given the chance to decide please? Britain has traded with Europe for thousands of years and we will continue to do so. What we have never been given the chance to decide on is the clandestine project to create a non-democratic central state. Even now no politician from the main 3 parties will tell you where this is heading and what the eventual ‘vision’ for Europe is! The reason is simple that if they did no person in the country would support it other than the political elite who have spent the last 50 years dreaming up a way to rule with democracy, the EU is that way.

  43. 43
    For the record says:

    Just bear in mind all the Libertarian Political Correctness over extent decades, and just look at how our EU economies and Britain’s have almost been turned in to “cabbage patch economies”.. Little “metal bashing”, erosion of armed forces etc. Does this remind you of anything? It should. Does any group figure in this at rates which directly reject the statistical Null Hypothesis?

    Is everything and anything which is personally unfamiliar a “conspiracy theory” or “weird” i.e “strange” – worse still “wrong”?

  44. 44
    Just sayin says:

    Some moderation of your insistent comments would be welcome. I seem to remember that Kebab Time got an official warning about quantity over quality.

  45. 45
    For the record says:

    When the EU Project began after WWII as a part of The Marshall Plan, and right through to 1989, Europe was a USA bulwark against statism in the guise of the USSR and Warsaw Pact. It was a Libertarian project. Even so, European nations had far more mixed economies in the 60s through to the 80s than today. Now it has members of the Warsaw Pact as members, and since 1989 it seems to have moved increasingly towards an ever more rapacious Libertarianism which now threatens to destroy it much as it seems to have economically and socially destroyed the USA.. Either that or it’s been a very elaborate contrivance.

    If the ECB is used to establish fiscal union it is hard to see how matters can possibly get any better as it will surely just become even more like the USA, and probably worse. Is the USA economically and socially improving? Is it still respected across the world? No. Why would Europe improve under the same system? is it not more likely that Europe’s resources would just be siphoned off to the USA, thus making Europe even less competitive? Does anyone believe that those in the USA have Europe’s interests at heart? They just seem to care about their own interests, that’s in the nature of Libertarianism surely?

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    “For the Record” is 8illy and I claim my five pounds

  47. 47
    I think you are right says:

    “For the Record” is of course a very billyesque type of name but the use of the mispelling “dimocrassy” was the real give away.

  48. 48
    Lord Stansted says:

    I don’t thinks it’s a surge, more like a flood.

  49. 49
    Lord Stansted says:

    Have you sorted out Ethiopia yet, Dave?

  50. 50
    left wing, right wing, it's all the same bird. says:

    A classic example of what the political classes have been saying all along. …
    “We’re all in it together”


  51. 51
  52. 52
    Brown out & pay me damages. I WILL MAKE MY OWN DECISIONS. Respect MY RIGHTS! SCUM! says:

    Ashcroft can fuck the fuck off. Shit stirring cowardly bullying moron with his leeches.

  53. 53
    Ashcroft is a rich useless Hoon says:

    What a shit stirring USELESS moron Ashcroft is? Don’t even like the the moron. Can’t stand rich idiots with no intergrity intent on shit stirring for their own amusement and feasting from the backs of others.

  54. 54
    Engineer says:

    Are you sure you understand what ‘Libertarianism’ is? As opposed to ‘Statism’?

  55. 55
    Bullying Lord Arsecroft. says:

    I have absolutely no time for janus faced leeching, bullying coward Arsecroft. The man is a moron who would do well to mind his own business. He is clearly on one of his power trips. He is nothing but an odious shit stirrer.

  56. 56
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    was the main course


  57. 57
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    and you point …???

  58. 58
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    I believe the clue is in the first word of your sentence …

  59. 59
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    what s all this about Jimmy Tar Brush ??

  60. 60
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    As Moddy would no doubt agree ….

  61. 61
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    bit early for you owen what ??

    is it “early to bed ” night or are you washing your hair ?

  62. 62
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Clogg ??

    Has he been granted Dutch citizenship to facilitate some agressive but prudent and of course perfectly legal tax planning ??

    Yes indeed Nicola — lomg live the EU with its homogenously equal fiscal jurisdictions for which it is justly famed…

  63. 63
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Imminent HMRC investigation possibly ??

    Have they found out about the Montevideo stash ??

  64. 64
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    If they are found guilty why does not the judge impose impose a sentence of indefinite sexual cruelty on the two of them ?

    preferably via dyno rod

  65. 65
    the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:


    Transl : Let us arm OURSELVES and then YOU go off to war !!

  66. 66
    Engineer says:

    Anybody who thinks the EU in it’s current form is remotely Libertarian is smoking something very wierd. See Greece, Ireland, Spain and Italy for details; along with the constant stream of dictatorial directives emanating from Brussels, fishing policy, agricultural policy and the whole concept of ever-closer economic and political union without any democratic mandate.

  67. 67
    simmo70 says:

    GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN WEBSITE .After applying for an Epetition after one had expired for David Nicholson to resign and be stripped of his knighthood and naming the Cabinet office as the Department responsible Yola shut my Website down with a curt email stating my content was not in keeping with their content policy .It took them 7 months to decide that .Also there was no reply email from Epetitions either- if one was cynical enough one could conclude that the Cabinet Office probably had a hand in the decision .Nicholson must have some pretty damaging knowledge about the powers that be to still hold onto his job after NHS scandal after scandal .Corruption holds no Bounds .

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