December 17th, 2013

Mirror Clocks On to ‘Clocking In’

Regular readers will not be surprised by this morning’s Mirror splash that shows Tory crook Lord Hanningfield clocking in and out of the House of Lords in under an hour to collect his daily £300 expenses. Guido has been warning of this scandal for years. In June 2010 he wrote:

s0OYczBh“There is also a very obvious flaw in this which Guido likes to call the “Rennard Model”. There will be nothing to stop Lords turning up in the morning to collect their £300 and then disappearing off for the rest of the day – it is going to be an honour system – something that is very lacking in Westminster.  If these changes haven’t been properly thought through then the this system is looking just as prone to abuse as the last set up.”

Time for Hanningfield to name and shame ‘at least fifty other peers’ he claims are up to the same trick.


  1. 1

    We positively encourage “Sign in and Sod Off” in the EU

  2. 2
    Fuck the LibLabCon says:

    Fucking scum.

  3. 3
    kecks at half-mast says:

    isn’t failing to report a crime a criminal offence in itself?

  4. 4

    Sign in and Sod off It’s what we do best

  5. 5
    brown-dog says:

    Perhaps we are only just beginning to undertsand what the phrase “Arbeit Macht Frei” above the the concentration camp gates really meant in reference to the greedy few who “earned” their immoral living off the labour of others and that all may not have been as it was portrayed (made out) in the aftermath of WWII.

  6. 6
    Dimmy Dave is the worst Prime Minister ever ! says:


    He’s just a benefit cheat, stealing £300 a day from the taxpayer. Nothing more than a common crook.

    Let’s see what Dimmy Dave does about it. My guess: sweet fuck all.

  7. 7
    This is what corruption looks like. says:

    Time to bring madame Guillotine out of retirement

  8. 8
    Kavanah QC says:

    No, except in particular circumstances such as Terrorism offences.

  9. 9
    Gordon Brown says:

    £300 for 21 minutes attendance !!!

    Is he a fucking Intern or what?

  10. 10
    string 'em up says:

    The liblabcons are all in it together.

  11. 11
    Politics costs us too much says:

    Geedo. You are being just a tad grudging here. It was the Mirror that tailed these scammers for six months and collected all the evidence of them spending 20 minutes in the revolving door and coming out £300 richer every day.

    That is a tax free payment so would be more like £400 a day for the rest of us, £2,000 a week or £10,000 a month…..For doing NOTHING, absolutely nothing….and it is all within the rules.

    I*f you think this is bad, MEPs would say “so what, we do it all the time and for serious money”

  12. 12
    cast iron fat poofter Dave says:

    #massive fan #England Cricket #Bumboy Army!

  13. 13
    This is what corruption looks like says:

    Criminals at work.

  14. 14
    One-term Dave says:

    I give you a cast iron guarantee I will expel him from the Party.


  15. 15

    Yes but we are very wealthy scum

  16. 16

    Straight after the EU referendum no doubt ?

  17. 17
    albacore says:

    Open your eyes to all that Parliament endorses
    And rigorously applies these days and enforces
    But, on the other hand, how it fails abysmally
    To support the values of our British ancestry
    So, if they all stayed away forever and a day
    Umpteen three hundred quids would be a cheap price to pay

  18. 18
    cast iron nonce protector Dave says:

    Rejoice! The British people have the highest priced energy in the world. £90 per mega watt-hour in UK compared to €50 per mWh in France.

    Thieving ‘elites’ robbing freezing to death taxpayers and still the dumb fuckers just sit there and watch Strictly Cum Brainwashing. Fantastic country!

  19. 19
    Dr Evil says:

    MEPs do the same on Fridays. Lords clock in, maybe meet a few pals, have a drink, a nice lunch then bog off home. Every day for £1500 a week for just showing up. Tax free. Nice perk. Utter bastards the lot of them. The Lords should be an elected senate but no party politicos allowed.

  20. 20
    Psyche the Dog says:

    OK Hemmingfield is cooking the system as hard as he can, so what is Dithering Dave going to do about it, in all probability ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, Dave will probably be joining them after 2015, got to keep all options open, “Hemmingfield is one of our chaps, what, what.”

  21. 21
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Dithering Dave as you say, will do absolutely nothing

  22. 22
    The British media are cunts says:

    Funny how the BBC only picked up on this story once the Mirror reported it.

    How about reporting on Harriet Harpic’s links to kiddie fiddlers BBC?

  23. 23

    The French own our power stations so we are subsidising their energy costs
    Well done the LibLabCons for shutting all the pits and selling off all the power companies to profiteering sharks

  24. 24

    Who was the idiot that said ” Crime doesn’t pay” ?

    Wasn’t Lords reform another one of Dave’s manifesto promises

    Dave king of the one liners “bum tish “

  25. 25

    You get 370,000 for less than 21 minutes

  26. 26


    You get £70,000 for less than 21 minutes

  27. 27
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Madame Guillotine I believe gave a very close shave, trouble there is that a big enforcer or “the terror” Maximilien Robespierre, was consumed by Madame Guillotine

  28. 28

    A convicted trougher who got 9 months in jail
    can come out and carry on troughing ?

    Only in Britain

  29. 29
    sussex carol says:

    Oh Dear 50 or so Peers still defrauding the taxpayer – no surprise there then.

    Where is Pola Uddin these days?

  30. 30
    sussex carol says:

    Oh Dear 50 or so Peers still defrauding the taxpayer – no surprise there then.

    Where is Pola Uddin these days ?

  31. 31
    Londoner says:

    Think of the EU as a clip-joint. Dave is behaving like an alcoholic who has fallen in love with one of the hostesses.

  32. 32
    Cousin Japser says:

    Dave will consider all the options hold a press conference condemning this sort of abuse make it sound like he’s going to do something but once the head line has faded so will Dave’s outrage. He really is rather awful and in many ways it is sad. Dave is the product of the best there is so we’re told with nutters like Blair and Brown you can see that you’re going to get a pair of shits.
    The Conservative Party needs to be split and the real Conservative section form a new Conservative Party with UKIP. This will only happen if Dave is defeated in 2015, you may get Millibean for mad couple of years but to be honest he’ll do no more damage now than Dave has set in motion and both of them are constrained by the EU anyway. Better that at least then with a chance of a real Conservative party in 2018-20.

  33. 33
    sussex carol says:

    Of course you’re even luckier if like the baroness uddin you don’t get prosecuted at all for the scandalous large scale troughing from the taxpayer that you did. And she’s come back to the HoL after her ‘suspension’ so has firmly latched back onto the public teat again!

  34. 34
    Lard Pressclott of Beams, Bellies, Banjos, Bulimia, two bog seats, two Jags & Shags. says:

    I always stay for the subsidised lunches.

  35. 35
    Athelstan says:

    Abolish it. They have failed the British People. We don’t need them any more.

  36. 36
    Denis MacShane says:

    God Bless the UK.

  37. 37
    Hapless Brien says:

    Trust a tawdry rag like the Mirror to find members of the HM’s next opposition and then to corrupt a well known line of an Xmas song in another tasteless gesture.

  38. 38
    Centre Parting says:

    HS2 will allow piers from up north to take advantage of this without wasting so much time getting there.

  39. 39
    Psyche the Dog says:

    All Dithering Dave has to do is push through a law that payment will be a rate of £12.50 per quarter hour attendence which will still be 71/2 times the basic min wage for a job which is just a “job for the boys”, but maybe Dave is looking forward to his retirement in the Lords

  40. 40
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Hey, steady on there Jose, that is too fast for Dave

  41. 41
    Dave wants Turkish immigrants too says:

    Actually the British people have some of the cheapest energy in Europe. A quick look at the facts would have shown this rather than indulging in some idiotic ignorant rant.

  42. 42
    Gordon Brown says:

    I get paid and I don’t even have to turn up. It is the right thing to do.

  43. 43
    AJC says:

    Don’t neglect the Euro-troughers who do this regularly.

  44. 44
    Dave wants Turkish immigrants too says:

    I expect that Wigan Pier will be the worst offender.

  45. 45
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Dr E, I have suggested that before, but you would hard put to stop deadbeat politicos getting in, unless you of course you had categories of prospective candidates, eg medicine, science, law, argriculture, industry split between manufacturing and financial, maybe even hereditary peers, etc limit the chamber to 500 lords

  46. 46
    The British media are cunts says:

    Very interesting to see the attitude of the BBC to this compared to their own vile scum trousering millions in pay offs.

    Victoria Derbyshire foaming at the mouth, this is the woman who sponges off the tax payer on a daily basis.

  47. 47
    Yankee go home says:

  48. 48
    Jeremy 'TaxPlan' Paxman says:

    I am appalled.

  49. 49
    Fishy says:

    He has been expelled.

    Guido should have written ‘ex-Tory’

  50. 50
    Psyche the Dog says:

    There maybe many more, who knows, 50 might just be the most blatant

  51. 51
    Mary Whitehouse says:

    We do not need the House of Lords . It is a retirement home for MP’s not welcome any more as a pay off to shut them up. This situatuation would be unthinkable 20 yrs ago. Lord H is a convicted fraudster who would not get a job in the real world. Imagine fiddling your expences going to prison and when you come out getting welcomed back to work by the employer who you defrauded. And then clocking in for 20 mins to get your cash. Why not pay them by the hour clock in and clock out. Funny how this is hardly looked at but when it comes to a single mother trying to survive on £140 a week not £300 a day gets slated for being a drain on the system. I always thought corruption was only endemic in the likes of Italian politics but it appears we are world leaders on corrupt polititians

  52. 52
    all holes are equal. says:

    all unholes are equal.
    the world is aqua.
    so add an l and say quack quack.

  53. 53
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    500 for a country of 70 million when the United States has about 100 Senators for a population of 300 million.

  54. 54
    Centre Parting says:

    All that money on private education…..

  55. 55
    altruism in industry says:

    how many house of lords members does it take to change a lightbulb ?

  56. 56
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Scrap HS2 (costs min £40B rapidly rising to over £80+B) 4th runway, scrap Boris airport (talk now of costing £100B ), the country can just not afford it, why should the taxpayer pay for Dave’s “glory projects” I thought everything was privatised

  57. 57
    kecks is becks. says:

    k is b.
    when did s becomes c
    Cchro w dinger.

  58. 58
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    If the feckers would just get us out of the EU then MPs can pay themselves double what they get now and the Lords can trough to their hearts content.

    It’ll only cost us a few tens of millions and save us tens of billions in EU danegeld.

  59. 59
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    The whole raison d’etre of the EU is to destroy democracy,jobs & prosperity and in that endeavor it has been a huge success.

    EU share of world trade has declined massively since it was formed and average unemployment in EU member states is way higher than non EU states, while those states using the Euro have the highest unemployment of all.

  60. 60
    From the 50s says:

    Might have worked if the yellowbellies in the coalition had not thrown a tantrum and all their toys out of the pram.

  61. 61
    From the 50s says:

    But can you also take it with you when you get a bullet in the back of your head?

  62. 62
    From the 50s says:

    Ok, so a rope and lamp post will just have to do then.

  63. 63
    From the 50s says:

    Still far too many. About 75 should do nicely.

  64. 64
    From the 50s says:

    Yes – don’t need bigger airports. Just tell the airlines they will have to reduce the number of flights they put on. WTF is supposed to be in charge here? Why should big business always get the perks and the locals get the sticky end?

  65. 65
    Cameron prefers purplets says:

    What your ‘research’ shows is SOME European cities’ costs, not countries, without the VERY significant effect of exchange rates taken into account. Also, the figures are based on purchasing power, in the UK example the purchasing power of those in London, which is obviously higher than the purchasing power of those in Huddersfield, Leeds or Nottingham, for example.

    When the facts don’t fit, just fiddle the figures, eh?

  66. 66
    Tory scum as bad as Labour says:

    Ex-Tory party member, actually.

    You can’t actually stop being a Tory once infected. The disease is managable, with life-long supervision and powerful drugs, but the symptoms usually worsen with age and inevitably result in delusions and a psychotic sense of entitlement. Once the end-stage has been entered, typically signified by an inveterate hatred of poor people, which in the sufferer’s mind is anyone who is not filthy rich or who works for a living, the kindest thing to do is to put them to sleep.

  67. 67
    They think they're getting away with it, like a mouse with free cheese in the trap says:

    Any person who has made significant donations to a political party should be automatically excluded fron becoming a member of the Lords.

  68. 68
    olden1936 says:

    Amongst the genuine and honest members, as demonstrated we have a generous selection of troughers in both Houses of Parliament, and yet you refer in the same context to Honour and shame? Surely you must be joking? Throughout the ages always it has been strived for as the ultimate goal by ambitious people to ascend to that heady level where it is regarded as a unquestionable and divine right to milk, in any and every way, the products of the unthinking common herd Sadly this has reached the point where the mind-conditioned, unthinking common herd regards this state of affairs as the only acceptable way of life. If you believe I’m wrong then speak up folks…Moo!

  69. 69
    PC DIXON says:


  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Be fair didn’t her ahem” friends” pay the stolen money back for her.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    I just love those M&S trifles. HUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  72. 72
    NE Frontiersman says:

    BBC News website.
    Search: ‘Savile Pollard tape’.
    Sorry, this search was not successful.

    Search: ‘Pollard Patten tape’
    Sorry, this search was not successful.

    Even the Mail only went for its two-pager on Harman and Dromey after repeated placing of links to the story in its comments by members of the public threatened to put them behind the curve.

  73. 73
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Or rope under a bridge under the Thames

  74. 74
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Silly me, should be a “bridge OVER the Thames”

  75. 75
    Psyche the Dog says:


  76. 76
    (Not so)Dangerous Brian says:

    Good one

  77. 77
    Indigo says:

    This – getting the chauffeur to drive one to the House of Lords and stepping in just for as long as it takes to sign something so as to “earn” the per diem – has been going on for at least 25 years.

  78. 78

    very nice and unique mirror clock

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