January 15th, 2014

LibDem Women Condemn Party

Rennard says in his statement: “I now look forward to resuming my roles within the Liberal Democrats.” Without so much as an apology…


91 Comments

  1. 1
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    If they feel so strongly, they should defect to UKIP.

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  2. 2
    Nick Clegg says:

    That’s settled then

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  3. 3
    Selohesra says:

    If I recall correctly it was a pretty sh1t party where you did not cop a good feel

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  4. 4
    Mike Hancock says:

    Today, I got my party back.

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  5. 5
    Jimmy says:

    Lie down with dogs…

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    • 11
      Mong the Miliband says:

      End up with a Labour government and the EU.

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    • 13
      Bill Quango MP/4 says:

      you’ll have them next time Jimmy.
      They are like having the WW2 French as allies.

      Wasn’t Reynard prime Minister when France fell to the Nazis?

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      • 20
        Jimmy says:

        Nope. As in Britain, it was the right who wanted to surrender. Petain had Reynaud arrested.

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        • 49
          Just make it up if you want says:

          Yep, Churchill was well known for his surrender-monkey agenda.

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          • C.O.Jones says:

            Jimmy just makes it up as he goes along, he is our resident leftie dunce.

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          • Jimmy says:

            Churchill was not the leader of the Conservative Party. He was only the PM. Google “May crisis”. My gift to you.

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          • Just make it up if you want says:

            I never said he was, although he later became leader. You said ‘the right’, which includes Churchill.

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          • Jimmy says:

            Churchill was continuing to describe himself as a Liberal to the end of his career. That the Conservative leadership in May 1940 advocated surrender is a matter of record.

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          • Just make it up if you want says:

            You seem to be saying that it’s a good job we got right wing Churchill in power sharpish, otherwise we’d have been over-run by murderous, big-state, secret-police socialists. The only kind of socialists, really.

            You need to make your mind up.

            Churchill described himsef as a liberal, small ‘l’, big difference.

            Does being a lefty do something to a man’s powers of reasoning, as yours appear faulty?

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          • Jimmy says:

            I’m really not sure what you’re struggling with. I’ve not said anything of the sort. I have little doubt that Britain could have capitulated without being occupied, as Halifax and Chamberlain advocated and under a different PM Attlee and Greenwood may have been outvoted. I think it a good thing that Halifax failed.

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        • 62
          I hate socialists. says:

          De Gaulle was definitely on the right .

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        • 67

          So Pétain was left-wing for standing up for France but right-wing for collaborating with Hitler’s Germany?

          For an historian, you make a darned good plumber, I must say. ;-)

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          • Jimmy says:

            Petain left wing?

            What are you taking?

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          • Your remark of 2:29 pm refers.

            Follow the logic and my question becomes quite reasonable.

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          • Jimmy says:

            Still no clearer I’m afraid.

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          • Need to differentiate between argument for banter and historical fact:

            Nope. As in Britain, it was the right who wanted to surrender.

            Saw the purpose of this remark to deprecate the right and paint the left as the ones of principle #1. Implied reliance on Blackshirts to sustain argument and would definitely disagree with you on any point which represent those as mainstream right wing thought of the time in the UK.

            Petain had Reynaud arrested.

            Implication that Reynaud (right) arrested by Pétain (left, other he would want to surrender) as enforcement of first statement, otherwise why include it? Of course I know he was of the French right wing which was not congruent in thought with the British of the time but I was answering you in kind.

            #1 Understand the stance from your position, without having to agree of course. My belief is that it is mistaken to see WW2 as left-right conflict and imagine you will probably agree with me on this. It was a stand against land-grab by force and was rightly resisted by most on left and right.

            My real point was that you wanted to have your cake and eat it here. I am conscious that those without a historical background who read these pages might bank it as fact (in the same manner as Braveheart…)

            My father was on HMS Resolution which, as you will know, was torpedoed at Dakar. I have his voluminous photos, drawings and written records here, all done within the rules of the time BTW!

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          • Jimmy says:

            Reynaud resigned rather than capitulate and was arrested by the Vichy regime. Reynaud was, like Churchill, a liberal who required the support of the left to face down the surrender monkeys of the right.

            I never mentioned blackshirts. The idea that it is not our business to intervene to protect the weak from tyrants unless our interests are affected was then and remains now a commonplace on the mainstream right. There are, of course, honourable exceptions.

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          • What? Like Tibet I suppose? We can argue this until the cows come home…

            I have a thought here that my rather greater age may have allowed me different insights into the aftermath of WW2. I was always frustrated about being so close to it without having experienced it, not that I wanted that of course, but rather the understanding of it. It was like a huge cloud hanging over the kids of the time – then we had the prospect of mutually self assured destruction and we were all convinced that was how it would end.

            My school teachers were, like nowadays, mostly from the left but they did not seek in those days to paint the situation as anything other than a struggle independent of politics as far as the UK had been concerned. For that I pay them the utmost respect.

            My suspicions are that, as peace lasted, the politicisation of the conflict crept in more by way of revisionism which was not always of a wholly detached matter.

            Some of this will have affected people of your age group in a way it would not have affected mine. I believe you to be the sort who will study, read and analyse beyond what you were taught. I am certainly of that type.

            Nonetheless, you may understand the basis of my suspicions as outlined, even if you are not convinced to the degree which I am.

            Incidentally, I did say “Implied…”

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  6. 6
    Rolf Harris says:

    What’s all this then?

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  7. 7
    Dave lee travesty says:

    “I now look forward to resuming my roles within the Liberal Democrats.”
    Assuming that role is pestering young, very gullible women, for blow jobs.

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    • 15
      Mike Handycock says:

      It’s the right thing to do.

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    • 19
      JH2303409329-3423 says:

      I wonder if he will be actually be allowed to attend events.

      Absolutely shameful. He’ll think he is unstoppable now, time for someone to get some video evidence.

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      • 22
        Dead Man Walking Watch says:

        He’s a moron. He has no political future.

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        • 66
          Nonces, ponces and puffs says:

          He’s a Lib-Dem, he’s never had a political future.

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          • General Pinochet says:

            Reynard makes ‘Behind the fridge Bloom’ look angelic. Even UKIP treat women better then that!

            Vote UKIP for women’s rights…..vote UKIP for equality…….hell just vote UKIP!

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    • 84
      Nicki Cleggover. says:

      I really do not know how to handle this. I can only presume that the female members of MY party will continue as members as I am known as a total ditherer when it comes to action.
      I see I am right because on the PM one of my party was asked what she would do if I gave Renard back his whip. She was right to say “nothing”.
      My party have the same moral and ethical backbone as I have.
      We are all talk and no trousers.

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  8. 8
    I will not vote LibDem again says:

    The little that has come out about Rennard is the tip of a very sordid iceberg.

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  9. 10
    Got away with it, phew says:

    I’m really such a foxy guy
    And Cleggy is my mate
    So if you expect anything about this
    You’ll wait and wait and wait.

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  10. 17
    Are the Yellows untouchable says:

    Spot the Press bias.

    Godfrey Bloom jokes about cleaning behind the Fridge.

    Five women tweet about actual sexual abuse from Rennard.

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  11. 18
    The Duellist says:

    “I now look forward to giving the cad what he very richly deserves.”

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  12. 21
    Ed Balls says:

    Ed Balls

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  13. 27
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    What do you expect. It’s the Libdem party.

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  14. 28
    No Justice No Peace says:

    Rennard lived by the pork sword so should die by the pork sword.Preferably
    wielded by Rev Flowers.
    See how his Lordship likes being harassed by a fat middle aged bastard with a raging hard on.

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  15. 31
    Lord Rennard says:

    I look forward to making bacon rolls in the LibDem canteen.

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  16. 33
    The Liberal Democrat Party says:

    Nothing to see here….move along now

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  17. 34
    Mike Hancock CBE MP says:

    Pleased for Chris Rennard that he got a more friendly QC on his case than I did on mine!

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  18. 35
    CharlieTheChump says:

    So what does the noball Lard have on the boy Clegg?

    Start digging lads.

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  19. 36
    Diana Abbott says:

    I’m quite baffled by this verdict

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  20. 40
    Tickle my arse with a feather. says:

    Sarah did quite well on the promotion stakes.

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    • 43
      Doe-eyed LibDem PPC wannabe says:

      Sarah Teather is a uniquely gifted and talented and principled politician.

      Now, who to whom do I need to give a blow-job to get my name on the nomination sheet?

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      • 56
        Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

        Remind me again how Jo Swinson got the nomination for her winnable seat

        Teather got her nomination ahead of a hard working, well respected Lib councillor with 30 years experience in Brent. Has there ever been a more inadequate MP

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  21. 41
    LibDem activist says:

    I suggest we all gather outside Parliament and burn our sandals and socks in protest.

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  22. 42
    The Thames says:

    I’d be interested to know what role Rennard has played in the nominations the LibDems made of females to the House of Lords in the past few years. Anyone?

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  23. 45
    Angry and Outraged Watch says:

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  24. 47
    Anonymous says:

    Calamity-he will play no part in my 2015 campaign.Given what’s now certain to happen some might think that’s doing him yet another favour.Cleggy and his oddball gang are a disgrace and the female vote should act accordingly.

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  25. 65
    Dirac's dog says:

    Presumably this clears the way for an alliance with the SWP where rape is an administrative matter. And since the SWP appears to be the dominant political force in the BBC we can look forward to a few nice easy Newsnight sessions.

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  26. 71
    Sarah Teather says:

    I feel quite sick and very glad I’m no longer a woman. #LibDems #Rennard—
    Sarah Teather (@_BigBallsTeather) January 15, 2014

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  27. 75

    Hands up, put your hands up. Skirts, knickers etc. Innit?

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  28. 90
    Grex. says:

    Rennard knows where many bodies are buried. He could end a lot of careers and marriages by telling who shagged whom, and sometimes what.

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  29. 91
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    I wonder if the leftie press had anything to say about THIS nutter?
    Or THIS nutter in the Huff. Post: http://tinyurl.com/khgh6kx
    Desperately they found a parish councilor who was once a Tory. deary me what a surprise.

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