June 12th, 2013

Rennard Report in Full
Clegg, Alexander, Swinson, Burstow and Oates Criticised

“I think mistakes were definitely made. They were made by Nick Clegg, Danny Alexander and Jo Swinson.”

Paul Burstow “deeply regrets” his own mistakes and has apologised to the woman concerned. Helena Morrissey slams him for not taking concerns to the party president. Complaints were handled mainly by Jo Swinson and Danny Alexander, their actions were “ultimately not sufficient”. Comms chief turned Clegg’s Chief of Staff Jonny Oates gets both barrels:

“Oates’ denial of Clegg’s awareness was more black-and-white than the reality of the situation. While it was technically true that Clegg was unaware of the specific alleged incidences as detailed by the newspaper in their correspondence with him, Oates could have made it clear that Clegg was aware of several anonymous, ‘non-specific’ allegations.”

Developing…


50 Comments

  1. 1
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t remember anything. Ever.

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    • 11
      Nick Clegg ( professionele leugenaar ) says:

      I admit it, I lie a lot. I also light fires, but that is behind me now, I can assure you.

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      • 17
        The Dutch Ambassador says:

        No no no Nick. You are only supposed to admit you lie when we have got the onion of remorse handy. Now go back and do it again, and his time, try to fake your sincerity with a bit more conviction.

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      • 43
        Gerald Vernon Jackson says:

        I prefer shredding :P

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    • 16
      Capt. Jonny Oates says:

      I’m just going outside. I may be some time…

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      • 28
        Ed Miliband says:

        Ah, Capt Oates. An example Mr Miliband might consider following if he wants his party to win in 2015.

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    • 26
      only look down when standing on your heafd. says:

      fluff knows his line.
      fluff plays the music.
      .
      to remove time, remove the hair around which fluff gather.
      .
      ..remove time. remove the glory, remove the “here and now”.
      .
      the world is beyond glory now.
      bgbgbgbgbgbgbgbg.
      only look down.
      when standing on your head.

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    • 33
      Chris Huhne says:

      Me neither!

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    • 47
      Westminster Bubble says:

      Leader of Kingston upon Thames Council. LibDem councillor resigns after finding indecent images of children on his computer. On BBC news just now v

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      • 48
        Handycock (Teen Fondler and Molester) says:

        Hello everyone. I may have lost the Party whip, but I am still representing the Liberal Democrats in Portsmouth, a city, I am proud to acknowledge, is the most corrupt in the UK. Boaz.

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        • 49
          Portsmouth City Council is the most corrupt council in the UK if not the world says:

          Robert Mugabe and Goodluck Johnanthan. Well said Handy, you remain our hero, political model and inspiration. Jahbulon.

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  2. 2
    A Lib Dem says:

    Should I read this or start frothing at the mouth without bothering to?

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  3. 3
    Jo Spinson says:

    How very dare you!!! I did everything I could!!! You know, apart from:

    One woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said that in 2004, Jo Swinson, then a leading party worker and now the Women’s Minister, had told her there were problems with Lord Rennard. She said: ‘Jo Swinson said to me that Rennard had an issue about women, but you have to put up with it if you want to get on in the party.’

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    • 15
      Lord Stansted says:

      ha ha ha – morons, all of them.

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    • 25
      Tooth fairy says:

      “A man had been told to stop attending a certain type of event following concerns about possible inappropriate behaviour. The woman who spoke to him told me

      ‘we had contained it’

      and I found that phrase troubling: while ambiguous, it could imply anattempt to restrict knowledge about a problem.”

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    • 42
      Jo S that bitch ogress says:

      has Jo herself partaken of the Rennard ‘problems’, or does he think that she just too darn ugly for him?

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  4. 5
    The Limp Dumps says:

    Any of these motherfuckers going to resign? Come on, resign, you utterly useless bastards. And if one of you says anything like “lessons will be learned going forward”, I’ll smack you into next week.

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  5. 6
    Dave should resign now says:

    Nice report, but seeing as the party may not be around for much longer, was it really worth while going to all the effort ?

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    • 9
      Dettol says:

      There is nothing like the sunlight of disinfectant, and openess.

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      • 35
        WMD says:

        Speaking of which, where exactly is the Chilcott Report? They can’t still be writing it surely? Or are they all lying dead on a hillside while Campbell busily edits the final draft to sex it down?

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  6. 7
    Portfolio says:

    Nice to see a man only interested in Women…

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  7. 8
    Bill Rennard says:

    I did not have sex with that woman.

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  8. 12
    S-E Loon says:

    Oates left the tent saying, “I may be some time…”

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  9. 14
    Goodbye...and don't come back soon says:

    Only when the plane leaves UK airspace and lands at Amman will I believe it

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/12/abu-qatada-jordan-approves-treaty

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  10. 18
    Constant Brisket says:

    Me name be Constance Briscoe
    As a child I played with a yo-yo
    Then me became a legal superstar
    But me told one lie too far

    Heeeeeeeeeeeear dis!!! Hot steppah, comin’ straight from da dancehall, bo!

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  11. 27
    Anonymous says:

    For goodness sake strip Rennard of his ‘Lordship’

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  12. 29
    Handycock says:

    I did :)

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  13. 30
    Ed Miliband says:

    I’m completely useless and so is the shadow chancellor. But then you already knew that.

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  14. 37
    TheDukeOfHunslet says:

    Personally I think these women should be thankful for being in their position – it could be a lot worse. On any other day a Liberal big wig would be wanting to do a poo on them.

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  15. 38
    sussex sid says:

    Is it true Gerald Vernon Jackson leader of Portsmouth city councillor was deputy to Rennard.if so given his connection to Hancock he must be a man with tales to tell.does Guido know this
    Man and he will he appear on Guidos pages I wonder.

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    • 39
      The Master at The Lodge says:

      Gerald has a memory almost identical to those of Cable and Clegg.

      Grassing on your Master is not a very good idea even if the Lib Dems are sinking like the Mary Rose in the Socialist Republic of Pompey.

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      • 44
        Gerald Vernon Jackson says:

        What are you talking about.

        I know nothing!

        Lessons will be learned.

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        • 50
          Handycock (Teen Fondler and Molester) says:

          Grass me up Gerald and I will take you and the entire LibDem Leadership down with me, and my boys won’t be too happy either. Boaz.

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  16. 45
    luis swarez says:

    twat tim farron defending the indefesible on tv – claiming that they all take responsibility but nobody needs to resign because going forward with new rules everything will be okay and he fucking thinks we believe him – what a load of shite

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  17. 46
    Old Nick says:

    I wonder how they’ll defend Derek Osbourne?

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