October 16th, 2013

Late Money Coming in on Bellingham

Those candidates with a suspicious mind might insist on an observer in the room when the ballot boxes are opened. The clerks are running the election, and it’s not their area of expertise. While they know little if anything of box-swapping and ballot stuffing. These days you just can’t rely on anyone…

The Deputy Speaker election starts at 11.30 with voting open until 14.00, but the late mover is Henry Bellingham after he impressed at both the 1922 and the PLP. Paddy Power have him at 7/4 with Laing still the favourite at 6/4:

Guido’s money is still on Laing…


  1. 1
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Am I bovvered?

  2. 2

    Do me a favour, don’t wanna know do I?

  3. 3
    Gordon Brown says:

    I recommend my no2 to the house.

  4. 4
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Vote UKIP – get me.

  5. 5
    West Mercia Plod says:

    We have reviewed all the evidence and rule that Nigel Evans has no case to answer and should be reinstated.

  6. 6
    Law makers cheer man accused of r@pe says:

    Why did our parliamentarians cheer and pay homage to a man accused of serial r@pe?

    Is it because he is one of their own?

    Is it because they consider man r@pe a lesser charge than female or child r@pe?

    I think it can be taken as read that if charged with the latter 2 offences they would not have cheered even if he were one of their own.

  7. 7
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    As I say the chances of me voting UKIP and it leading to getting Red Ed in power are about the same as me going to the moon … and coming back with an alien.

    Tory arse-lickers, please note.

  8. 8
    Guff Watch says:

  9. 9
    Norman Baker says:

    Pretty good chances then.

  10. 10
    Engineer says:

    It’s OK – he’s not a Plod, so you’re free to fit him up. If you say he looks a bit like a terrorist, you could probably get away with shooting him, too.

  11. 11
    Owen Jones says:

    Former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has pleaded not guilty to offences allegedly committed during fracking protests in West Sussex.

    The Brighton Pavilion MP is charged with one count of breaching section 14 of the Public Order Act and one of wilful obstruction of the highway.

    Ms Lucas, 52, entered her not guilty pleas at Crawley Magistrates’ Court.

    She was among about 30 protesters arrested near where energy firm Cuadrilla had been drilling for oil.

    Ms Lucas, whose constituency is about 20 miles from the site of the protests in Balcombe, was later released on bail.

    Get in there,Caroline Lucas !!!!

  12. 12
    Jesus, Bhudda and the rest of them says:

    Because, in the main, they are utterly immoral.

  13. 13
    Dave ( Labour continuity ) Cameron says:

    Vote Conservative and get a doubling of the national debt in five years.

    Uncontrolled immigration.

    Ruinously expensive, unreliable and inefficient, wind ‘power’.

    Rule by unelected EU Commissar diktat.

    Billions of taxpayer extorted money, pissed away, so third world countries can have space exploration projects, while their people starve.

    Oh yeah, vote Conservative and get billions more pissed away on a train to Birmingham that none want, or will ever use.

  14. 14
    fernandos pants says:

    Surely Bercow’s number 2 is his turd of a wife…?

  15. 15
    Len McCluskey says:

    Ed, go and work the fucking room biatch.

  16. 16
    Dick Scratcher says:

    Just watching CNBC – is Warren Buffett shagging Becky Quick? There’s def something going on there…Lucky old bugger.

    As he’s turning senile – bail out.

  17. 17
    Ed Miliband says:

    That’s right! It’s a Tory scare story! Don’t believe them! Please vote UKIP in marginals – it won’t mean that the Labour candidate gets in honest!

  18. 18
    BBC Rapid Rebuttal Unit says:

    Ahem – Freedom fighter

  19. 19
    Cripesey Waters says:

    Could any living thing be No 2 to Bercow?

  20. 20
    Ed Miliband says:

    Yes I’ll be much better! especially with the Liberals!

  21. 21
    McCririck, J says:

    P have closed the market. Its Bellingham to lose.

  22. 22
    The Public says:

    Does she pay your fuel bills?

  23. 23
    Ken Dodd (I'll take cash, please) says:

    What a lovely day – what a lovely day for shoving a cucumber through next door’s letter box and shouting, “Hey up missus – the Martians have landed!”

  24. 24
    Nads throws in the pack towel says:

  25. 25
    Err says:

    Boris’s hairdresser?

  26. 26
    Drunk Sailor on shore leave. says:

    You will spend more than me.

  27. 27
    Gordon Brown says:

    I shall be in the House later. Then the shed.

  28. 28
    Engineer says:

    Ask Sally. If you dare.

  29. 29
    Ed Miliband says:

    We will have an Iron discipline! The Bankers will pay for everything

  30. 30
    James Plunkett says:

    Average weekly earnings just fell to their lowest level in real terms since records began in 2001: pic.twitter.com/zk92A8aWy1

    High time that the Conservative led coalition was booted out of office and that lunatic Prime Minister was dragged kicking and screaming from his bunker.

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    You should be in jail you one eyed rwat.

  32. 32
    Engineer says:

    That’ll mean she won’t get a reduced sentence for pleading Guilty. Sadly, she’ll still only get a mild telling off.

  33. 33
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    But I am not in a marginal. Unbelievable as it may sound to dumb Tory arse-lickers, UKIP voters like me do not have 1,000,000 votes at a general election to cast in marginal constituencies of their choice. If only we did.

    Also we do not have the power to influence the votes of other people in marginals or anywhere else.

    Now is what I have said capable of getting through those thick Tory arse-licking skulls?

  34. 34
    albacore says:

    As if it mattered who’s the stand-in beak
    Or who he allows to grandstand and speak
    Flatulence from the House of Ill Repute
    Ain’t worth the credence of a King Canute

  35. 35
    Doris Goldblatt says:

    Clegg is wrong, blame green subsidies and Brussels for high energy prices, says UKIP http://www.ukip.org/newsroom/news/932-clegg-is-wrong-blame-green-subsidies-and-brussels-for-high-energy-prices-say-ukip

    I anticipate that todays PMQ’s will be a bruising affair,with david Cameron losing his rag once more.

  36. 36
    The Public says:

    On the plus side, the prosecution will be able to ask for full costs when she is convicted.

    On the minus side, as an MP she’ll probably try and claim them on expenses

  37. 37
    Vote for REAL change, kick out the LabLibCon Alliance says:

    Hmmm, Cameron or Miliband? Marxist or socialist? Tax, control and spend or, tax, control and spend. Pro-EU and pro-EU. Green bollocks or green bollocks.

    The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

  38. 38
    fifi the pet dog says:

    Why did she plead not guilty? Is she deliberately seeking to waste public money on a trial? Is she no better than Huhne?

    And she chose to make a very public political point of refusing to move for the good of the planet or whatever it was she was trying to say.

    So having made that point, she now denies that she broke the law. So she shouldn’t have been arrested, which was what she wanted to happen in the first place.

    Bit hypocritical of the old cow isn’t it?

  39. 39
    The Taxpaying Public says:

    Its a performance. In reality, Dave and Ed are two fists up the same arsehole.

  40. 40
    The moral of the Story is never vote in a Labour government again. says:

    That’s the legacy of a Labour government for you.

    Labour also did very well out of the economic legacy Mrs Thatcher bequeathed to them then promptly squandered it all.

  41. 41
    Engineer says:

    OK – ‘right wing terrorist’. How’s that?

  42. 42
    Sarah Braun says:

    Gordon? Are you going to go to parliament again this year?
    If so can you make it the end of November so we can get to Harrods to buy Chrissie pressies.

  43. 43
    Insulated from their wicked laws says:

    I doubt it, but I know who pays Lucas’ fuel bills, us.

  44. 44
    BBC Rapid Rebuttal Unit says:


  45. 45
    No context says:

    Have we had many catastrophic, 1929 style, western economic collapses and EU meltdown since 2001?

    What do you think the Greek stats look like ..
    Hey stavros..guess what..wages have fallen faster than at any time since the Wehrmacht were poncing about the streets.

  46. 46
    Insulated from their wicked laws says:

    Her argument will be the one used by Marxist tyrants down the years. Namely that, she was ‘defending the greater good’.

  47. 47
    The Ruling Class says:

    Eventually, we’ll all be dead and the bills we leave behind will be bequeathed by your grandchildren.

  48. 48
    Judge Dreadful says:

    Fine. Then she should plead guilty, take her punishment and make a speech on the steps of the court house. What she shouldn’t do is waste the court’s time.

  49. 49

    And it’s Back In Focus over Teaforthree with Godsmejudge and Long Run coming up the rear.

  50. 50
    It's a big club and you're not in it says:

    +1 Coarse but fair.

  51. 51
    Paniagua v5 says:

    With Callmedave taking up the rear.

  52. 52
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Ed: You are to blame for high energy bills.
    Dave: No you are to blame for high energy bills.
    Ed: But I said it first so there and if you don’t play fair I am going home and taking my Balls with me.

  53. 53
    Local Election Result says:

    Vote Conservative, get Lib Dem.

  54. 54
    Ed Militant says:

    Question one: Why are the Tories making all my voters go to work?

  55. 55
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Vote Liblabcon – get Merkel, Barroso and Rompuy.

  56. 56
    Sir William Waid says:

    The nation holds its breath. Young persons on skateboards exchange significant glances with dear old ladies, as if to say ‘it could be Bellingham’ or ‘it must be Laing’. The tension is almost palpable. Who will it be? WHO WILL IT BE?

  57. 57
    Tina Thatcher says:

    It is not as if Parliament spends all its time sitting.

    There is hardly enough work to keep Number One busy so why the fuck is time and money being expended on a Number Two?

    If the little guy says the job is hard then David Cameron’s cull of 10% of the 650 should solve the problem.

    On top of that if the Welsh guy from the Ribble is as innocent as he makes out then why has he not got the balls to weather the storm?

    This is really pathetic and hardly helps the taxpayer.

  58. 58
    Frost is coming says:

    Our “water melon” will soon have her skin cracked by the coming frosts. Then she’ll be picked over by the crows.

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