July 11th, 2013

MacShane Charged

Denis McShane is to be charged with a single count of false accounting.

“Having thoroughly reviewed the evidence gathered by the police, I have decided there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to bring a criminal charge against Denis MacShane. This charge relates to fraudulent claims with a total value of £12,900.

“The charge is of false accounting, contrary to the Theft Act 1968. It is alleged that Denis Macshane claimed expenses for research and translation services carried out by a company that did not carry out that work.”

Perfect timing…

Read the allegations against MacShane and all Guido’s stories about the claims against him here.


  1. 1
    LB says:

    Good news.

    Now for the rest of them

  2. 2
    David Laws says:

    I got away with it.

  3. 3
    Django Angryheart. says:

    He wasn’t clever enough to claim honestly. If he had he could have probably claimed more and still be in Parliament… He really was all padding and no testicles!

  4. 4
    Ken Dodd's Dad's Dog's Dead says:

    Denis The Menace

  5. 5
    Maria Miller. says:

    I think I did too. Guido went soft on me.

  6. 6
    Denis scarpers says:

  7. 7
    Fluffy Thoughts says:

    No mention about the party he stood for on Al-Beeb. Is it not about time that their journalists got on-their-bikes and told the truth…?

  8. 8
    Denis MacShane. says:

    Garage Sale.

    Sat and Sun

    Mainly Office equipment.

    All must go.

  9. 9
    pissed off voter says:

    A single charge? Why? WTF are the CPS always so lenient on politicians?

  10. 10
    Simple Sword Of Truth says:

    Denis – it’s going to be worse inside. You & Vicky Pryce can swap prison stories when you get out.

  11. 11
    ankle bracelets r us says:

    Poor Vicky Pryce.
    Some ‘girls’ just seem to go for bad’uns.

  12. 12
    Uncle Joe says:

    You know my solution!

  13. 13
    Easyjet check in lady says:

    Being an MP I can see that paying for something may come as a bit of a shock to you.

  14. 14

    Speaking of great British rip offs… How are you Dennis ?

  15. 15
    Crime Pays says:

    no chance.

    I kid you not IPSA is increasing their pay to stop them fiddling their expenses. Talk about awarding crime.

  16. 16
    q says:

    garage is right you c’unt

  17. 17

    How much do you want for that case of 12 unopened iPads ?

  18. 18
    q says:

    think about it …..

  19. 19
    Stephanie Flanders says:

    Did I get knobbed by Chris Huhne?….so many limp dicks I forget.

  20. 20
    Women's Institute says:




  21. 21
    Vicky Pryce says:

    I always wanted to be a jail Bird

  22. 22
    Ed Miliband says:

    Bedroom Tax
    Andy Coulson
    Rebekah Brooks
    Food Banks
    Leon Brittan
    Peter Morrison
    Osborne’s paddock scam
    Children left in the pub
    43 Government U-turns
    Cigarette packaging
    Minimum alcohol pricing
    Anthony Bamford
    Adrian Beecroft
    Michael Spencer

  23. 23
    David Cameron says:


  24. 24
    Glyn H says:

    Presumably using his taxpayer funded iPad. As a self employed person I pay for my iPhone and chose not to afford an iPad. Luton eh? Moran territory. I do hope the thieving bastard socialist is fit to stand, or maybe just stay in Vilnius. Bleeding smart arse!

  25. 25
    Union boss says:

    We think it is disgusting that the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer. Except when it is our own salaries, the bosses at the BBC, the NHS ,etc and of course Labour MPs.

  26. 26
    Politically correct protected species says:

    You’re a shitlifter, that’s why.

  27. 27
    Denis Macshane says:

    £1500 and I’ll chuck in a box of Swedish porn vids I was having translated.

  28. 28
    Lord Stansted says:

    Surely there is someting wrong here. You haven’t blamed Thatcher.

  29. 29
    AngryEnglishJon says:

    The charge should be 40,000 volts

  30. 30

    I will not laugh at this.

    I will not laugh at this.

    I will not laugh at this.

    I will not laugh at this.

    I will not laugh at this.

    Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

  31. 31
    Fifty shades of shite says:

    Macshane charged….towards the trough, knocking women,children and translators aside.

  32. 32
    robert maxunwell says:

    cheap at the price!

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Fleeing the country you bastard, do we have an extradition deal with Lithuania, are they now in the eUSSR ?

  34. 34
    Wierd Ed says:

    Thith ith wrong and mutht not be repeated. I have thet up an inquiry into what happened here. It will be chaired by Margaret Moran

    At PMQ’th I will be athking David Cameron whether he will return Lord Athcroft’th Tory donationth. Thith will thtop people like McThane repeating theeth crimthe

  35. 35
    election problems? says:

    Soon, with the advent of female viagra, you ladies will be able to maintain a stiff upper lip at a time of adversity too.

  36. 36
    Wisden says:


  37. 37
    Wisden says:


  38. 38
    Jacqi "the gormless C√unt" Smith, otherwise known at home as "Failure to launch" says:

    Oh! My Richard would like them, Denis! Can you knock me up a VAT reciept and I’ll put it through on ex’s…..

  39. 39
    Jacqui Smith, Kilbride, MacKay, McNulty, Blears, Vaz says:

    OMG! It’ll be us next.

  40. 40
    George Osborne says:


  41. 41
    The People of Britain says:

    Life should mean life.

  42. 42
    Bernard Hyphen-Howe says:

    My lads are completely beyond reproach is this matter. I know this, as they are my lads.

    Nobody’s taking minutes are they?

  43. 43
    Wisden says:


  44. 44
    Hang your heads in shame you grasping bastards says:

    MP’s get golden parachutes, Ex service personnel get lead fucking balloons.

  45. 45
    Wisden says:


  46. 46
    Tristram Hunt MP says:

    You think he has problems, what about me?


  47. 47
    Anon...........& Voting UKIP.ORG says:

    When is Handy*Cock going to be charged…….???

  48. 48
    Hoots! It's Clown says:

    Hairy bear pr0n? I have a friend who would be interested…

  49. 49
    The Sweeney says:

    A black man being stabbed by honkies is such a rare event I’m not surprised the Met fucked up the Lawrence case.
    That and the then recent adoption of PACE which was introduced to protect criminals from the Police wouldn’t have helps secure a conviction.

  50. 50
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Oh happy day. And presumably Vicky Pryce will be driving to the prison to visit him.

  51. 51
    Handycocks iphone says:

    He touched me all over……with those sweaty fingers.
    *think of a happy place,think of a happy place*

  52. 52
    Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

    It’s ok. It’s when productive people get richer that you complain. This is totally anti-productive people getting richer, and productive people getting looted.

  53. 53
    Bercow says:

    This is the must unedifying spectacle I have ever witnessed other than a recording of my own pompous speech yesterday and, even worse, the crude antics of my wife over the past few years which have brought Parliament into disrepute.

  54. 54
    Carry Hole is a porcine homunculus says:

    If he was in another party all you’d hear from the BBC/NUJ/SWP/UAF would be tory tory tory.

  55. 55
    Sir John Chilcot says:

    I was *so* close to completing my enquiry, but this nice weather is too good to miss so I’m off to Tuscany.

    I’ll call you!

  56. 56
    Wisden says:

    117-9 bloodbath

  57. 57
    Seaweed says:

    You’ll miss it if you aren’t here. It’s cloudy in Tuscany.


  58. 58
    Gobbo says:

    Bend over Britain ……….

    The Privatisation Train is about to enter your life ………….. and yes, it will be painful.


    Well for one, the present government and every mindless neo-liberal ideologue.

  59. 59
    Jack Shitehawke scrap metal merchant says:

    I hear your missus is a fan of ‘My big fat gypsy willy’.

  60. 60
    Gobbo says:

    The government just killed Postman Pat.


  61. 61
    Drop a Daisy cutter on ITV says:

    This is a politics blog…

  62. 62

    Makes Jim Devine look intelligent.

  63. 63 says:

    The Royal Mail made a profit of £340m last year, nearly £1m a day.
    What shall we spend future profits on?

    Investment for a improved or a cheaper service – NO
    Use the money to build schools, hospitals, roads – NO
    Give the PO workers (who must have played their part) bonuses – NO
    Pay of a tiny part of the national debt – NO

    I know – why not give it to hedge fund managers and rich people who donate their non taxed profits to the Tory party?

  64. 64
    Edmund says:

    If only we had a gallows wide enough Joe

  65. 65
    Uk Voters says:

    Ed Militwat.
    Ed BallsUp.
    Ed Militwat.
    Ed BallsUp.
    Ed Militwat.
    Ed BallsUp.
    Ed Militwat.
    Ed BallsUp.
    Ed Militwat.
    Ed BallsUp.


  66. 66
    Tachybaptus says:

    I wonder how life is treating Huhne as an ex-con.

  67. 67
    Mandelson The Dark Sith Lord says:

    I stabbed Pat in the back first so this government shouldn’t get all the credit.

  68. 68
    Mandelson The Dark Sith Lord says:

    Scandalous that the conservatives get all the glory for a New Labour initiative.

  69. 69
    Common Sense says:

    Do you think he will use the same lawyer his girlfriend used ?

  70. 70

    Co-op bank has been turned over George

    Blimey g’vnor…is it the same blaggers as last time?

    Too bloody right George! New bloody Labour have their dabs all over this!
    Get the car. We’re going to pays another visit to Mr Brown.
    And bring the thermos. I don’t like touching anything at his place. Gives me the creeps.

  71. 71
    Sally says:

    shag off!

  72. 72
    Common Sense says:

    Dirty b@stard

  73. 73

    Can you show us on this doll where exactly he texted you?

  74. 74

    The band of the Coldstream guards want to know if Sally can come out to play?

  75. 75
    Chas Darwin and the Beagles, playing tonight! says:

    There is no God.

    Now get on with your life and don’t fucking wast it.

  76. 76
    S.B.S. says:

    Bucking Frilliant.
    Hope there is many more.

  77. 77

    Can’t keep telling you this TaT. But it was a labour initiative. Introduced by Lord Mandelson. Encouraged and fully supported by Gordon Brown.

    You need to ask why he thought selling off public services was a good, indeed, necessary idea. He spent two years on it. And Mandelson was an evil genius. He knew what he was doing. Cable is just evil…no genius.

    I agree it’s a terrible decision and will probably end the postal service of this country for good. Certainly the Post Office is finished. Can’t have more than two or three yearsleft at best. It’s had more cuts than a butcher under the coalition.

    But it was Brown’s idea. So difficult, though for two faced labour not as difficult as it should be, for Milibean to be against this policy.

  78. 78
    Handycocks iphone says:

    He got my apps out and then touched one of them.

  79. 79
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    They have been taking their time over this.

    Will it be a prison or a prison ship for him I wonder.

  80. 80
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat and his privatized cat…

  81. 81
    Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

    Chillax. Your chances of being prosecuted are next to nonexistent if you’re in the Layabout party.

  82. 82
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Looking on the bright side for Dennis, at least a stretch inside will give him a welcome break from meeting the sexual needs of that Greek witch.

  83. 83
    The Band of the Guards says:

    Not true! We wouldn’t know what we might pick up.

  84. 84
    NE Frontiersman says:

    Don’t MEP’s park for nothing at Stansted? That would account for them speeding up and down the M11.

  85. 85
    NE Frontiersman says:

    Funny, I don’t recall seeing anything about this in the Guardian.

  86. 86
    Have those Aussie DJ's been extradited yet says:

    Pleased to hear Stuart Hall’s plans to be home for Xmas wearing a tag are being reviewed.

  87. 87
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Sod this.

    I have just choked on my sesame seeds.

    It now transpires that those people who tagged Huhne and the Greek piece have been overcharging us for ages.

    We are the mugs.

    Hopefully they (the taggers that is) will be arrested charged found guilty and imprisoned this side of Christmas.

  88. 88
    Henry Ford says:

    That Chucka character said that Cameron was selling off a valuable State asset on the cheap.

    E mail him and ask for his calculation of a fair price.

    You will be met by a deafening silence.

  89. 89
    Morgan Freeman says:

    I wish I could tell you that Denis fought the good fight, and the Sisters let him be. I wish I could tell you that, but prison is no fairy-tale world. He never said who did it…but we all knew. Things went on like that for a while. Prison life consists of routine, and then more routine. Every so often, Denis would show up with fresh bruises. The Sisters kept at him. Sometimes he was able to fight them off… sometimes not

  90. 90
  91. 91
    Yeah, right... says:

    Funny old cricket. You never know, that rookie number eleven might just get a fifty and see Aus to a first innings lead….

  92. 92
    LB says:

    Westminster bridge is available.

  93. 93
    Pete says:

    Here are some of the details of the take down,


    Credit must go to Mick Barnbrook, the guy who reported him and chased it up!!

  94. 94
    billy the barrister says:

    What will be interesting is the proceeds of crime aspects to this case if he is found guilty.
    Proceeds of crime was extended in 2009 by the worst home secretary ever Alan Johnson. He took the draconian laws meant for drug traffickers and allowed them to be used for general
    Application even for minor offences.in essence your property can be seized by the state and
    They can confiscate your assets. Even for a fraud of £12000 a judge can apply a huge confiscation order against you on the basis that you used the money to purchase a property
    So all the profit in the property since that time of purchase is criminal benefit and now belongs to the state.lord Taylor was hit with a massive confiscation order but mad Margaret Moran still eludes the trap.I bet new labour never thought they would be the victims of there own crazy laws.

  95. 95
    Watch with Mother f*cker, read by Bruce Willis says:

    What will we call Postman Pat when TNT takes over?

    That’s right children.


  96. 96
    melvin says:

    One o’clock news on R4 MacShane was described as Europe Minister under Labour.

  97. 97
    Duty Pedant says:

    It’s Denis with one “n”…as in Penis

  98. 98
    Colin says:

    Guido, you did’nt tell us he is shafting Mrs Huhne. She will have two ex-cons on her bedpost.

  99. 99

    Shoot the bastard as a warning to the other tossers in the HOC

  100. 100
    Phil from Pentoville says:

    Sounds a fair cop to me.

    Guilty plea is my bet.

    Hope to be out for Christmas on a tag?

  101. 101
    Sir Mary Flappes says:

    They’ll stick him on fiddler’s rules for his own protection. Shouldn’t be an option.

  102. 102
    broderick crawford says:

    13 grand .

    not much recompense for the destruction of a career , reputation and continuing automatic admission to the gravy train is it ?

  103. 103
    broderick crawford says:

    Apparently AbuQatada has been housed in Jordan s most modern open prison which has been compared to a seven star hotel with tended gardens ,gym,library, tv room and IT suite.

    Even his father ( yes he’ s still alive !) has visited the location and agrees that all living conditions are highly satisfactory for the continuing abode of his son .

    Conjugal visits however are not (yet ) on offer.

  104. 104
    broderick crawford says:

    Give him his amateur referee’s training course certificate and send him to officiate in the more remote provinces of the Brazilian hinterland

  105. 105
    broderick crawford says:

    I say old chap d you have the bona fides to back that one up ??

    Sticky libellous wicket otherwise ….

  106. 106
    Bri from Rotherham says:

    Thank god it won’t be chaired by that Hodge woman, I’m begining to think she runs Parliament by herself judging by all her appearances on tele.

    He was my MP, now we have the useless lump parachuted in from Bluebell Woods.

    Google it.

  107. 107
    Just asking says:

    Only temporarily.

  108. 108
    Double Standards says:

    MacShane done for a fraction of Jacqui Smith’s £116,000 – clearly not a Unite member.

  109. 109
    Fire up the Quattro says:

    He has a date with Snowden. They are planning to escape together. McShane really fancies the heat and humidity of Venezuela.

  110. 110
    Beness says:

    I would not put money on him going down. seen stranger decisions, CPS have whittled it down to 1 charge so we’ll see.

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