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:


    • 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.


    • 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.


      • 84
        NE Frontiersman says:

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


    • 14

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


    • 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!


    • 33
      Anonymous says:

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


    • 72
      Common Sense says:

      Dirty b@stard


  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…?


    • 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.


    • 96
      melvin says:

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


  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. 11
    ankle bracelets r us says:

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


    • 19
      Stephanie Flanders says:

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


    • 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.


  11. 20
    Women's Institute says:





  12. 21
    Vicky Pryce says:

    I always wanted to be a jail Bird


  13. 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


  14. 29
    AngryEnglishJon says:

    The charge should be 40,000 volts


  15. 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! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)


  16. 31
    Fifty shades of shite says:

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


  17. 32
    robert maxunwell says:

    cheap at the price!


  18. 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


    • 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.


  19. 36
    Wisden says:



  20. 37
    Wisden says:



  21. 39
    Jacqui Smith, Kilbride, MacKay, McNulty, Blears, Vaz says:

    OMG! It’ll be us next.


    • 81
      Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

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


  22. 41
    The People of Britain says:

    Life should mean life.


  23. 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?


    • 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.


      • 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.


  24. 43
    Wisden says:



  25. 44
    Hang your heads in shame you grasping bastards says:

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


  26. 45
    Wisden says:



  27. 46
    Tristram Hunt MP says:

    You think he has problems, what about me?



  28. 47
    Anon...........& Voting UKIP.ORG says:

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


  29. 50
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

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


  30. 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.


  31. 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!


  32. 56
    Wisden says:

    117-9 bloodbath


  33. 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.


    • 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.


  34. 60
    Gobbo says:

    The government just killed Postman Pat.



    • 67
      Mandelson The Dark Sith Lord says:

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


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

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


      • 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.



  35. 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?


    • 68
      Mandelson The Dark Sith Lord says:

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


    • 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.


      • 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.


  36. 66
    Tachybaptus says:

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


    • 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.


  37. 76
    S.B.S. says:

    Bucking Frilliant.
    Hope there is many more.


  38. 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.


  39. 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.


  40. 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.


  41. 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


  42. 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!!


  43. 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.


  44. 98
    Colin says:

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


    • 105
      broderick crawford says:

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

      Sticky libellous wicket otherwise ….


  45. 99

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


    • 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


  46. 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?


  47. 101
    Sir Mary Flappes says:

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


    • 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.


  48. 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 ?


  49. 108
    Double Standards says:

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


  50. 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.


  51. 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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