December 10th, 2013

Dragons’ Den Star’s LibDem Snub

Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis has said “I’m in” to an unusual high-risk investment. Simon Hughes’ sales pitch to the retail magnate worth over £200 million was enough to secure him a £10,000 donation from his old friend and fellow Millwall fan. Though given the LibDems can barely break 10% in the polls at the moment it is unlikely that the usually shrewd investor will get much of a return on his gamble. Clearly not wanting to be associated with a doomed venture facing inevitable ruin, Theo tells Guido: “I am supporting the man and not his party.”


  1. 1
    Chinky Davey says:

    Dodgy slimey little bubble fucker.

    • 15

      Which one?

      *Care how you answer or it could cost you a bob or two*

    • 18
      LB says:

      That’ll be Simon Hughes of the let me submit the same claim twice to get double the money on my lap top purchases.

    • 33
      lojolondon says:

      That is crazy – how can you donate money to someone who represents a party and not to the party? A bit like buying a ticket to the game because you support Wayne Rooney but not ManU!!
      BTW, I think that before investing, Theo should Google Mr Hughes, just so he can see the type of man he is supporting!!

  2. 2
    tommy5dollar says:

    Simon Hughes has a pretty safe seat…

  3. 3
    joey essex says:

    Deborah meaden is already out before she heard what it is

  4. 4
    The BBC says:

    The Mandela thingy seems to be a bit disorganised.

    It really is a pity that the SABC didn’t call on our expertise. We could have filled the empty seats, stopped the rain and put the whole thing in the hands of our expert presenters like Fearn Cotton.

    If anyone would like to purchase Mandela mugs or souvenir sick bags, Fearn will be interviewing Paloma Faith shortly.

    BTW: If anyone heard Jacob Zuma being booed a few minutes ago, you MUST NOT think that this disapproval of the ANC. That is an instruction, you MUST NOT think that this is disapproval of the ANC. We are sending the detector vans round – any disapproval will be monitored and reported.

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Hughes says everything you need to know about Hughes in this clip

  6. 6
    A Prawn Sandwich says:

    Simon Hughes most certainly will not be getting to see my den.

    • 14

      This video is all that is required for the next UKIP broadcast. No more need then be said.

  7. 8
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    It’s time to end the cost of living crisis | Bring rents under control and build more homes.

    Vote Conservative !

    Hear! Hear !

  8. 10
    Anonymous says:

    He said and did the same thing before and during the last election. This is nothing new.

  9. 11
    Nonny Mouse says:

    OT: Mandela’s Memorial Service is utterly dire. SA apparently loved Mandela, but just not quite enough to sit in the rain for a little bit for him – stadium half empty! Those there, including the dignitaries and celebrities, variously chanting, booing, or talking amongst themselves and paying no attention to the official speeches. No solemnity, dignity or respect at all. They have no idea how to behave.

  10. 12

    Why does Hughes always manage to look as if he is touching cloth?

  11. 17
    Hapless Brien says:

    Is it a plan to print 50 million “Nelson Mandela” tee-shirts and sell them to the same number of deluded freaks?

  12. 19
    Mornington Crescent says:

    They should both stick to knickers, in their different (?) ways.

  13. 24

    Surely by now it is beyond doubt ,one look into Hughes’ face dispels any possibility that you cannot be looking into the face of anything but a C-NT

  14. 25
    Gordon Brown says:

    The Arctic Monkeys are so yesterday. My new fav group is McBusted.

  15. 30
    MayfairMagFan says:

    “I am supporting the man and not his party.”

    I’m not sure which is of the two more reprehensible: supporting the man or the party.

  16. 37
    ADW says:

    In the video Hughes pleads desperately to the audience that “we need you to lead our politics”. I suppose if he’s speaking from experience he might have a point – they can’t be worse than him.

  17. 38
    Dark Arts and the One hundred and Deity says:

    Not another Godless Xmas card?
    Jesus was banned from the darts competition but Phil tells the authorities not to crucify him..

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A confused Nick Griffin says Nigel Farage is a shill for the City, forgetting that City banks want to stay in the EU:

“Farage is a snake oil salesman, but a very good one. His supposed anti-immigration stance is all smoke and mirrors, as is his carefully cultivated image as a ‘man of the people’. The truth is that UKIP is a pro-immigration party that exists to lobby for the interests of the City of London.”

Alexrod says:

It’s money innit.

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