May 7th, 2013

Randy Rennard Allowed to Campaign for LibDem Candidates

You might have thought that being under a police investigation for his hands on approach to promoting female candidates would see LibDem HQ keeping randy Rennard out of the spotlight. His influence on the LibDem candidate selection process might give good reason to keep him away from, say, Lib Dem candidates, surely? No,  it’s all hands to the pump…

In the run-up to last week’s local elections the pervy-peer was busy campaigning for the party in Eastbourne, boasting afterwards: “we held all six seats that we were defending in Eastbourne including Upperton where I was helping”. Guido wonders what HQ make of his involvement? 

UPDATE: A LibDem spokesman tells Guido: “we were only made aware of it by his posting on Facebook. He is free to make his own decisions. His membership is under investigation.”


  1. 1
    Foxy says:

    Just feeling my way.

    • 4
      V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

      The Limp Dumb scum want to keep us in the eu for their next jobs when they are decimated at the next election. Don’t let them get away with it, demand a referendum.

    • 18
      Aaron D Highside says:

      “His membership is under investigation.” Shouldn’t that be ‘His member’?

      • 73
        Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

        Lord Rennard is a man of the utmost integrity, probity and morality, and is a credit to the Liberal Democrat Party, as am I. Boaz.

  2. 2
    Sarah says:

    As a woman I can safely say that not removing Rennard shows Nick Clegg, Vince Cable, Tim Farron & Simon Hughes’ utter contempt for women.

    • 8
      Peter Tatchell says:

      Whoa, Simon Hughes is the straight choice.

      • 46
        Lucretia Burger says:

        Isn’t S.H. a bifurcated rivetter?

      • 47
        CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

        I thought Tatchell like PIEs?

        • 68
          Simon Hughes, the straight choice says:

          Though Liberal campaigners criticised Tatchell for being ‘in the closet’, it emerged during campaigning for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats in January 2006 that Hughes had had homosexual relationships himself.[4] Hughes apologised in the interview for not being honest about his sexuality, having denied that he was gay in an interview a week earlier,[5] admitting that he “gave a reply that wasn’t untrue but was clearly misleading” as he is in fact bisexual having “had both homosexual and heterosexual relationships in the past.”

          Hughes also apologised for the actions of Liberals in the Bermondsey campaign, saying, “I regret that in a campaign, actually run often by agents and organisers, the candidate does not have nearly as much say as perhaps they should have, but I take responsibility”. “I have never been comfortable about the whole of that campaign, as Peter knows, and I said that to him in the past…. Where there were things that were inappropriate or wrong, I apologise for that.”

    • 76
      A View From Cumbria says:

      Tim Farron was meant to be investigating Lord Rennard’s activities and yet the Lib Dem candidate in Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale, part of Tim Farron’s empire in last week’s election was using posters bearing the imprint “Printed and Promoted by C Rennard”

    • 78
      ... says:

      And the fact that Leon Brittan, Peter Bottomley and Peter Mandelson walk free shows the contempt that the UK feels for children.

  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    What crime has he been convicted of?

    Using that logic you will be calling for Nigel Evans to stand down as dep speaker then?

    • 6
      Ah! Monika says:

      He was convicted in our new secret courts. Everyone knows that.

    • 9
      The don't work anymore says:

      What crimes have Rolf Harris or Ken Barlow been convicted of?

      Yet again we see politicians being treated differently than the ordinary people.

      • 11
        Mike Hunt says:

        There is no such person as ‘Ken Barlow’ in the context you are using.
        ‘Ken Barlow’ is a fictional character in a soap-opera set in an equally fictional northern town.

    • 82


      It is a reflection upon the person. How do they behave given the circumstances? The absence of a conviction to date does not affect the picture.

      Look at Savile. The number of accusations against him now run into the high hundreds. The chances of them all being bogus are zero.

      With Rennard, there have been a smaller but significant number of allegations. One would have thought that he would have had the nous to step back into the shadows whilst due process took its course. But he has not which betrays a lack of judgement.

      In the Evans case, there have been two allegations but from people who were closely known to each other and who reported at exactly the same time.

      It is my opinion that you need to nuance your views a bit more to pay heed to these circumstances.

  4. 5
    Rewind1616 says:

    Hmmmmm luverly seats

  5. 7
    Ed Balls super fan says:

    When Ed is in no 11, all randy Rennard ruffian types will be no longer.

  6. 10
    Herman Van Aerial Disease says:

    Libdems are running short of useful idiots.

  7. 14
    Lord Stansted says:

    Maybe Rennard would be better employed by the BBC.

  8. 15
    LOL says:
    • 19
      A Lobbyist says:

      Are you a Unite MP? If so, how much do you cost? Can I hire you by the hour?

      • 43
        Allegra Strap-on says:

        That would be Angela Eagle the “first openly lesbian in the HoP”.

        Jeez!…isn’t there a single straight person in the God-forsaken shite-house?

    • 20
      JH3489340985 says:

      That’ll be the economy you fucked then, you simpering fucking idiot, you fucking fifth columnist.

      Couldn’t your Grandfather have stepped off a different boat to force cultural Marxism on another country?

      • 38
        Fruit Cake No67 says:

        Well said.

        • 50
          Ian Dunghole Smut says:

          Quite right§ The labia party are a busted flush, that is why there is such an awful stink coming from the toilet. Vote UKIP! U crap if you want to but I will kip evrywhere that I can!

    • 22
      Lord Stansted says:

      Angela Eagle is the ugly twat who claimed on the Today programme that the Local Election showed Labour had made gains in the South of England. Naturally she wasn’t changled during the interview.

    • 26
      Ann Onnybint says:

      Apart from control freaks like you Angela, the rest of us are extremely happy at the thinness of the current legislative programme. We all need a long rest from all the crap poured over our heads under your loony government.

      • 33
        Gonk III says:

        Amen to that. And with a bit of luck the birthright destroying Lib/lab/con traitors
        can all have a very long rest too when they get theirs at the next election.

      • 51
        CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

        Could do with a few more Labour Loony Legislations removed.

    • 32
      Labour and blunderbus legislation says:

      Actually Ed it’s quality not quantity that counts.

    • 49
      CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

      Labour’s Queen’s Speech would have a relentless focus on DESTROYING the economy (EVEN MORE THAN LAST TIME)

  9. 16
    Storm clouds over Camoron says:

    Police, what do they do, oh! those are those annoying people who insist we MPs and Lords have to have an id card when we visit that big building with that annoying clanging bell, when we go to pick up our expenses from the place.

  10. 17
    Herr Lipp says:

    Why do you all hate me so? I was just showing my love for those ladies.

    The Lipp Dems would be lost without me.

  11. 21
    The Public says:

    Would he like an in/out referendum?

  12. 23
    No Comment says:
    • 30
      Vote Tory, get heir to Blair says:

      Vote Tory, get Rompuy.

      • 35
        Reality says:

        Vote UKIP, get Rompuy.

        • 37
          Herman says:

          That argument is now dead in the water mate. Cameron has stated he will campaign to remain in the EU. A vote for Dave is a vote for Herr Mann.

        • 39
          Fruit Cake No67 says:

          Vote UKIP and force Dave out.

          • Ian Dunghole Smut says:

            Vote Labour and get UKIP, end of.

          • Vote Tory, get heir to Blair says:

            Labour lost more votes than Tories as UKIP surged

            _________ 2012 2013 Change

            Conservative 31% 25% -6

            Labour 38% 29% -9

            Lib Dem 16% 14% -2

            This is unexpected, because all previous evidence is that UKIP draws more of its support from the Tories than from Labour. But UKIP has also always had a strong appeal to working-class Labour voters

          • Vote Tory, get heir to Blair says:

            Without UKIP Labour would have had a landslide victory in last week’s elections.

          • Nigel says:

            Vote UKIP, get labour, get gravy.

          • Jimmy Starfuck says:

            Vote Tory and get prison!

        • 59
          Vote Tory, get heir to Blair says:

          Labour lost more votes than Tories as UKIP surged
          John Rentoul

          By John Rentoul
          Eagle Eye
          Saturday, 4 May 2013 at 4:23 pm

          Labour lost more votes than Tories as UKIP surged

          Mark Pack, the excellent Lib Dem blogger, pointed this out yesterday, but it took a while for me to make sense of the figures. He compared the BBC’s Projected National Share of the vote for this week’s local elections with last year’s local elections.*

          _________ 2012 2013 Change

          Conservative 31% 25% -6

          Labour 38% 29% -9

          Lib Dem 16% 14% -2

          This is unexpected, because all previous evidence is that UKIP draws more of its support from the Tories than from Labour. But UKIP has also always had a strong appeal to working-class Labour voters

    • 31
      Lord Stansted says:

      These guys are so funny they should be on TV.

      • 72
        Jimmy Starfuck says:

        I used to be on TV, but I can’t compete with these fucking jokers!

    • 34
      The Lefties' Man Herman says:

      Are Ed and Nick really selling this bloke as the leader of the British People?

    • 40
      Justine says:

      That woman looks like Ed Miliband’s wife.

  13. 24
    Owen Jones says:

    “My view, as you know, is that taxation is oppression.”

    Strictly off the record,Guido,I have to agree with you.

  14. 36
    Jimmy Tarfuck says:

    • 48
      Frank Scummer says:

      Jimmy Tarbuck could be getting that “Live From Her Majesty’s” gig back sooner than he thought.

      • 65
        Andrew Mitchell says:

        Should Jimmy step down from being compare of “Live at the Palladium” whilst he is being investigated?

    • 80
      Sir William Waad says:

      The unique thing about Tarbuck as a comedian is that he was never even very slightly amusing. He came from the same city as the Beatles and that was good enough in those days.

  15. 44
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    “””Guido wonders what HQ make of his involvement? “””

    Are you referring to Jimmy Tarbuck, prominant Tory card holder, and die hard Witch lover

    errrr…baked the cake for her 60th birthday…oh yes he did !!!!!

  16. 45
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    The Witch Lovers

    Davidson and NOW

    • 52
      Celebrity Nonce Club says:

      I can’t believe It. I dropped Jimmy Tarbuck out my celebrity nonce dream team this weekend and he’s only gone and got double points!

      • 70
        Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

        The Witches ministers are now in the spot light, cant mentions names, but put it this way….Philip Scofield will have his apology soon

  17. 54
    Lucretia Burger says:

    WTF’s Dave up to? Not been on prime time telly for 3 days now. Have the men in grey suits dropped him down into the oubliette?

  18. 55
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    Isn’t it about time you started referring to Rupert Murdoch as the new Jonah

    His organisations have a smell of death about them

    His employees, Journos or executives are either killed in trouble spots or accidents. The rest are on bail, or facing criminal charges.

    The Times is losing millions monthly, about to lose revenue from prison TV contracts; he is so despised that he couldn’t even attend the Witches burning.

    His lady boy wife is also nauseating

    • 61
      JH3489340985 says:

      Whereas the pe-ee-do enabling BBC are above reproach.

      It makes me laugh, lefties claim the BBC is not biased and then spend half their time defending the indefensible on its behalf.

      • 63
        Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

        errrrrr I think celebs from Independant Tory Vision ( ITV ) have now taken the lead in the pee do Top trumps

  19. 56
    Boris Johnson says:

    So it’s Jimmy Tarbuck’s turn to be arrested now then. I suppose it was only a matter of time before they got the last remaining scouser who hadn’t been in prison.

  20. 58
    Owen Jones says:

    The Russian owner of the Indy has just text me to say that I have been undercut and my column will be taken over by an ex-Pravda writer. :(

  21. 64
    Comedy says:

    • 85
      Arse fuck for freedom says:

      Note how political correctness was used in UK comedy to condition the plebs into the libertarian point of view.

      It was around the time the manning was at the height of his fame that programmes like Till death Us Do Part, Mind Your Language and Love Thy Neighbour targetted the white working class male as the biggoted face of Britain in the 60′s through to the 80′s and then the new wave of PC alternative comedy was phased. Look at who wrote these programmes and indeed who lead the alternative comedy movement (one of them even coined the phrase “Fatchur”).

      Even some of the Monty Python team are now remorseful (or even depressed) at how they behaved in running the country down, perhaps reflecting on their part in society’s down fall.

      Just who did political correctness serve? Who did all the equalitarianism (feminism, race equality, sex equality etc etc) benefit. Once you work that out then all becomes clear in this rotten game of politics that is played out in Westminster.

  22. 67
    Moussa Koussa Mark 8 says:

    And for the record neo loons

    The NHS re-org is a fucking disaster.. watch this space

    • 84
      Arse fuck for freedom says:

      That’s the whole point you fuckwit, so that it can then be privatised as part of the fix.

  23. 74
    Rennard, channelling John Donnne says:

    License my roving hands, and let them go
    Before, behind, between, above, below….

  24. 75
    Owen Jones says:

    Story of my life, this. Everywhere I go, I am surrounded by men wielding their genitals at me. It’s a curse being so pretty.

  25. 77
    She had zero compassion says:

    • 91
      Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

      Her facts were true. What was the alternative? What effect did her policies have on the future? They created Polly.

  26. 81
    Owen Jones says:

    At lunch, comrade Galloway pulled out Gaddafi’s, “The Green Book”. “This is the bible, the creed”, he said tenderly. I stroked his beard.

  27. 88
    Just guessing says:

    So as plod seem to have got it in for everybody for some reason I expect to see the incarceration of a few of the perverts in parliament shortly.

    • 92
      Just guessing says:

      or are they making all these high profile arrests to put the frighteners on the politicians so that they can get their way, no they wouldn’t do that because blackmail is a crime.

  28. 89
    Drunk Lawyer says:

    Not to worry, Rennard only seems to like young women and we don’t have any of them in Eastbourne…

    • 90
      Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

      True – not in the core vote. More day centres and social care for elderly folk from Sussex which is what this was about, and it’s easier to explain the many virtues of the Lib Dems to those with quick memories. Whose my MP? I’ve forgotten. Like him.

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