May 30th, 2013

Clegg Could Be Called to Give Evidence in Handycock Case

As Sky News’ Amber Elliott points out, the LibDems’ own rules say that “during the course of the Disciplinary Procedure, the person being complained against may be suspended from membership of the Party”. This is expected to happen later today. Fresh from the Rennard scandal, Clegg cannot be seen to dither on this one, though it’s too late for that. These allegations have been circulating for years and Clegg’s office were notified about them directly, as Guido revealed in February.

So why so keen to act all of a sudden?

Well a source familiar with the High Court action against the MP suggests that “LibDem leaders, past and present, could well be called to give evidence” in the upcoming civil case. Why Clegg ignored this dossier, and why the Leader of Portsmouth Council dismissed the allegations as “political” might well be of interest to the judge. Would give a new meaning to Call Clegg…


36 Comments

  1. 1
    Nicholas Cleggmeister says:

    Hancock? I can’t remember Hancock being discussed and he’s not mentioned in my Diary. Ask Vince if he knows anything.

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    • 10
      Vince 'Selective Alzheimers' Cable says:

      Hancock, no sorry, I don’t recall if that was ever discussed with a victim over dinner with my wife. My wife may know. Why do you address me as Vince ? I know no Vince… Nice weather isn’t it ?

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    • 33
      broderick crawford says:

      anyway i m dutch you know i cannot be called to testify

      i claim diplomatic immunity

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  2. 2
    Steve Miliband says:

    They can’t even do a scandal very well. Maybe they thought it was a sandal

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Expect Cable will have an entry in his diary to ‘confirm’ he knew nothing about Hancocks shenanigans.

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  4. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Clegg’s exemplary record – Hancock, Rennard, AV, lords reform, member recall, tuition fees, boundary change.

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    • 13
      Anonymous says:

      Laws

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    • 21
      Anonymous says:

      Hume

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      • 34
        broderick crawford says:

        there was a murderer called donald hume in the fifties

        he took the body of a man called stanley setty and dropped it in the channell off a twin engined plane

        but they found it and he got life orwas hanged one of the two

        do you mean him ??

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    • 31
      Anonymous says:

      Clegg’s exemplary record – Hancock, Rennard, AV, lords reform, member recall, tuition fees, boundary change. ans a referendum on EU membership

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  5. 6
    Market Garden says:

    Lib Dems – perverts, stooges for the Russian secret service, small time opportunisits, EU traitors & history at the next election.

    Vote UKIP

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  6. 7
    Steve says:

    Telegraph highlights Camerons closeness to Blair, how he’s protecting him re: Iraq, and is allowing him to use the foreign office to further his (Blairs) continued pursuit of money and power. It also reiterates why Cameron must be deposed as soon as humanly possible, and why the LibLabCon should not be an option come 2015.

    http://tinyurl.com/nrm7yoo

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    • 9
      Why do black men wear baggy trousers? says:

      People who know Dave say that he’s a pretty straight kind of guy.

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  7. 8
    Ed Balls super fan says:

    Cleggers is looking after no1, just like any other politician.

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  8. 11
    Madame Defarge says:

    High Court civil action ..should be a couple of years before it gets there

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  9. 12
    cotedebeaune says:

    Cameron is lying over the (now 3 years overdue) Chilcot Inquiry.

    See Lord Owen’s comments in today’s Telegraph.

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    • 18
      a beard 2 beard x beard says:

      chilcot is all about babies.
      .
      to give it time is to give time to babies.
      that is mthaud.
      .
      beardsare the freedom fighters.
      ask
      kanta
      sng

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    • 35
      broderick crawford says:

      what. !!!??

      they ve made owen a lord already ??
      quick even for a privilege hating guardianista like him

      will,it be baroness laurie next ???

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  10. 14
    Net Effect says:

    So no by-election?

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    • 16
      Casual Observer says:

      Sounds a bit fishy that with the allegations there is no criminal case, only civil.

      Likely will be a high court version of a comrade Delta, with some negative press for Clegg and maybe a bit of victim compensation for the plaintiff.

      Looking at what happens with the costs will be interesting.

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    • 19
      Geoffrey Brooking says:

      Looks as though Hancock to stay as an Independent.

      Stubborn to the end!

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  11. 15
    Owen Jones reveals the truth which is why he is mentioned on this blog so much says:

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    • 36
      broderick crawford says:

      was owen jones born in 1984

      or is he 84 years old ??

      preferably the latter so we will be rid of him soon to that great powerpoint in the sky

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  12. 17
    Joe Public & all Voting UKIP.ORG to finally fcuk the LibLabCons Alliance!! says:

    Nice to see they are swimming in the same huge cesspit, where they belong,
    just wait until the electors finally have there say @ the ballot box……

    There will be more than diarrhoea to trouble these par*asites, pim*ps
    & lee*ches of the LieLaborLebDimsCons alliance………

    Han*ging will be to good & quick for them……..

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  13. 22
    rimmyarse says:

    I’m a fairly libertine sort of guy and all of Handycock’s sexual adventures will make a good porn movie. Where does his wife fit in to all this? Another mystery -why did the FibDems allow him to remain a councillor after he became an MP. – He’s has also been Leader of Hampshire County Council and Lord Mayor of Portsmouth – I’ll name my porn film Three Jobs Handycock

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    • 26
      Nick Clegg says:

      Look I and other LibDem Leaders did nothing about Handy even though we have had masses of complaints about him over the years for the simple reason, his boys in Portsmouth are amongst the largest donors to the Party. The donations are disguised through local LibDem Councillors in Portsmouth for obvious reasons as his boys launder their ill gotten gains through the planning permissions Handy fixes them up with. This is also the reason the Party believes in unrestricted immigration and why Portsmouth through Handy has taken in more asylum seekers proportionately than any other city in the UK – Handy’s boys build the blocks of flats to house them. As for 3 jobs, well Handy is in charge of planning in Portsmouth, so 3 jobs is OK with us. Itis all about political donations you see.

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      • 27
        Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

        Hi Nick, don’t forget Handy is well in with me as I take a cut from his boys to provide him with my protection. Boaz.

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  14. 24
    hampshire hound says:

    I thought there was an internal inquiry into Hancock because of his role of councillor.did that ever get published? Who is the Cx at Portsmouth.does he not have any responsibility towards
    Standards for officers and councillors as well?

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    • 30
      Chief Executive Portsmouth City Council says:

      We covered it up for Handy, because we are all taking a cut from his boys and are all members of the Phoenix and associated Lodges in Portsmouth. Handy insists on this before you can get a job as a Council Officer in the city. Here we have the perfect fusion of politics, the public sector and organised crime working together, hand in hand, in harmony and for all our mutual benefit. A perfect set up for us all to get very rich and Brother Handy is the facilitator for it all. Boaz.

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  15. 25
    Back@woodsman says:

    ‘Nasty Party’ refused to rock the boat and act against reputed mega-perv shocker.

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  16. 29
    Svetlana Getsemov says:

    We shared so many secrets.

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