January 20th, 2014

+++ Rennard Suspended By LibDems +++

“Nick Clegg made clear last week, and again this morning, that it would be inappropriate for Lord Rennard to resume the Liberal Democrat whip unless he apologises. Lord Rennard has refused to do so.

The Regional Parties Committee, which oversees disciplinary procedures under the English Party membership rules, today decided to suspend Lord Rennard’s membership of the party pending a disciplinary procedure. As such, he cannot return to the Liberal Democrat group in the House of Lords.

Lord Rennard will now be investigated for bringing the party into disrepute on the grounds of his failure to apologise as recommended by Alistair Webster QC.”

The LibDems are doing a brilliant job for their campaign for Lords reform…
 
 
UPDATE: Rennard has issued the following statement:

“It is impossible to describe how enormously distressed I am by this situation and I am certainly too ill to attend the House of Lords today.

In the interests of my party and all concerned, I will now release a statement that I have prepared:

In 2009, I was the subject of a smear campaign in relation to House of Lords allowances. The timing of this campaign was clearly chosen as it was in the middle of major election campaigns, for which I was then responsible. I warned Nick Clegg how I considered that the party might be damaged in those elections as a result of those allegations. I said that I would bring forward my planned resignation as the Liberal Democrats Chief Executive on health grounds. I had not intended resigning until after helping Nick and the party through the 2010 General Election campaign.

I worked for the party professionally for 27 years, I helped it to recover from many crises, helped to win 13 parliamentary by-elections and triple the number of Liberal Democrat MPs at Westminster. But the lifestyle involved did great damage to my health. I was diagnosed as a diabetic in 1994, my control was very poor and by 2007 I was warned that I was entering a high risk zone for a stroke or heart attack.

I explained that health grounds were the reason for resigning. Despite having helped many of my friends in the party and all of the Leaders with ‘crisis management’, I could not handle my own. I was suffering severe stress, anxiety and depression as I have done much of my life. I did not cite this publicly as I considered this to be a private matter and I knew that it would produce very damaging headlines for the party. I know how much of the media behave, and there would have been ‘Stressed and depressed Lib Dem Chief Quits’ headlines in the middle of major elections. It was clear to me then that the smear campaign was run by people with personal grudges against me. I was exonerated by the House of Lords authorities in relation to allowances in October 2009.

During the 2010 General Election, I was again subjected to more personal allegations. The depth of depression that I felt and the consideration of self harm is difficult to describe so I will not do so. I was assured by the party that nobody was making any complaints against me. But at least two women were subject to some media pressure in an attempt to persuade them to make allegations. Immediately after the General Election, I offered to meet them with the Party President at the time, Baroness Scott, to understand what may have upset them and to seek some closure of any issue. I was given the response to my offer to meet. I was told that neither woman wanted to make any complaint or have any action taken. One woman refused to meet. One agreed to meet at a later date. When I did meet her in January 2011, I made it clear that I did not know what had upset her, but said that, “if there is anything that I have ever said or done that caused you any harm or embarrassment in any way, then that was not my intention.” We did not discuss what may have caused this upset at any point, but my expression in front of Baroness Scott, was clearly accepted. This acceptance was repeated later in the day when I received two text messages from the person saying “you are not a bad man” and that “I should not suffer any period of ‘purdah’ as a result of allegations made. We continued the friendly relationship that we have always had.

I had been told by the party previously (2008) that there were questions by some of the media about inappropriate behaviour’ being made. I was never given any names of potential complainants by the party, or told of any complaints (indeed I was assured then that nobody wanted to complain). I said that I had never acted inappropriately and would certainly not want to cause anyone any embarrassment. I felt, however, that the ‘whispering campaign’ from those bearing personal grudges against me meant that my role in the 2010 General Election was limited (at some cost to the party) and I did not help the AV referendum campaign in any significant way.

I heard no more until autumn 2012 when it appeared that a parliamentary by-election in Eastleigh was a distinct possibility. I was involved in some of the essential preparations for the campaign. Shortly after Chris Huhne resigned, I was told that people from Channel 4 were investigating allegations against me and it was clear that I could not help the campaign any further. A broadcast was made on February 21st 2013, which was exactly a week before the most important parliamentary by-election of the Parliament. One of the people featured went to the police with her allegations on the eve of poll of the by-election. I was subjected to a humiliating trial by media and a ‘lynch mob’ mentality from some in the party who knew none of the facts. I tried to protect my party by making only the short, written statements that crisis management required and giving no interviews. Ann and I stayed in hiding for some weeks whilst family friends, and in particular, Alex Carlile QC supported us.

The only communication to me from the party was simply to send me a copy of a complaint form showing that two women were now seeking my expulsion from the party. This was soon overtaken by news that the party were talking to the Metropolitan Police, who would undertake an investigation to see if any ‘criminal activity’ had taken place. At no stage did the party, or anyone from Nick Clegg’s office, ask me for any of my evidence or comments on these matters.

I was shocked to have become the subject of a seven month police inquiry. Whilst I was never arrested, I had to be interviewed under caution. My discussions with the Police provided me with the first opportunity I had ever had to refute the basis of the allegations against me. I was interviewed in June and had to wait until late September when I was actually told by the BBC that there would be no charges. The Police had confirmed with my solicitor Richard Cannon that there would be no charges, that this was a Police decision and that no file of evidence had been given to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The party headquarters did not communicate with me about the Police decision, seek to ask why the Metropolitan Police had come to such a clear conclusion, or even express any relief that I would not be charged with a criminal offence. Before I could make a press statement, the party issued their own saying that their internal investigation into whether I should be expelled would now resume. The party had issued a series of e-mails to all party members saying that I was accused of ‘serious allegations of sexual assault’.

Fortunately, I was familiar with the rules of the English Party’s complaints procedures which were introduced in 2008. There were various attempts to change these rules, but with the help of Alex Carlile, I was able only with the threat of legal action to say that the inquiry should begin as prescribed in the rules.

I formally offered mediation in October 2013 as a route forward via the Independent Investigator. This was completely rejected by the ‘complainants’.

I then felt threatened and bullied by wild rumours that there were many people who would complain against me. I felt that I was being urged to resign my party membership of 40 years on the basis of these rumours.

Following public calls for evidence, when the deadline for receiving complaints passed (November 22nd 2013), I was made aware of complaints from three women (including the woman who had accepted an apology two years previously). This was of course a smaller number of complaints than the number of women who gave interviews to Channel 4 News last February attacking me All the publicity did not result in a single complaint, other than those featured in the Channel 4 programme.

I submitted my evidence which strongly refuted what had been alleged. I had many very powerful evidential and character statements in support of my case. I then waited for the conclusion of the Independent Investigator. Under the rules only two possible conclusions are allowed at this stage. Either the investigator must say that there should be ‘No Further Action’ (as the Metropolitan Police did) or charges must be listed and then subjected to a hearing. The report must be given to just two people, the chair of the party body responsible, and to the person complained of.

I waited for the report to which I was entitled. Alex Carlile QC on my behalf consistently pressed for disclosure of the report to me, as the affected individual. I waited for two days to see it. Then I was informed indirectly by telephone that the party had decided not to accept it, which is against the rules for an independent investigation. I believe that that report concluded that ‘there should be no further action’ and it should have been given to me. The party decided to allow a further complaint to be admitted after the deadline had passed and which had been extended already. I then responded with my evidence to the fourth complainant (who had initially refused to assist the inquiry). Alex Carlile described some of my evidence obtained by research to be ‘devastating’. The party should have done this sort of research a year ago. Assessing the fourth complaint clearly did not change the outcome of the independent inquiry’s conclusion as it was again a ‘No further action’ conclusion.

Last Wednesday, I should have been given a copy of the report. Instead I was told that the party had advice that they could not do so under the Data Protection Act. This is strange since the rules have been in place since 2008; many bodies including Parliament publish reports of this kind and any personal data could have been redacted. I did not ask for the report to be published. I simply asked to be given it, as required by the rules. I have been advised firmly that there is no legal basis for refusing me a copy of the report in appropriately confidential circumstances.

I was informed by Alistair Webster QC at 11 am last Wednesday morning that the conclusion was ‘No Further Action’. He went on to say that there would be a press statement accompanying this saying that I should consider an apology and that some of the evidence against me was credible. He told me that the words accompanying the ‘No Further Action’ statement were not his responsibility and that if I objected to them, then I had to take this up with the party and not with him. I had made the offer to the party to co-ordinate and agree responses to the report’s conclusion (whatever it was) in advance. This offer was not taken up. Mr Webster was advised that the proposed press statement in his name was entirely inappropriate.

I immediately rang Lord Newby, the Lib Dem Chief Whip in the House of Lords, and told him that there would be a major problem if I was asked to do something that I could not do. My legal advice was that, apart from anything else, any apology would leave me defenceless in a future civil action. I believed that this would follow and could then result in my being expelled from the party after all. In any event, I made it clear to Lord Newby that any apology for something that I had not done was not appropriate and could not be accepted by me.

I explained this carefully to Dick Newby who said that there was little that he could do to persuade anyone to change the wording. It then emerged that both Nick Clegg and Tim Farron would issue further statement along similar lines. I did everything that I possibly could in the short time available to say that I should have the report, that I could not apologise and it would be most unwise to demand this.

I did however at the end of the meeting confirm that I was resuming the Lib Dem Whip in the House of Lords at that point, having in the interests of the party voluntarily stood aside from it, pending the conclusion of all inquiries. Dick confirmed that I was re-admitted and we shook hands.

I made my statement last Wednesday, which criticised nobody at all, and there the matter should have rested.

On Friday, I offered the party a way out. The four complainants announced that they would appeal against the conclusion of the inquiry. I suggested that the party should simply recognise that you cannot be expected to apologise when an appeal has been launched.

I am a Democrat, as well as a Liberal, and I believe that Conservative attempts to change parliamentary boundaries in their favour and change the voting registration to deny many people the vote could have resulted in permanent Conservative government for this country. I was happy to work with Nick Clegg to prevent this. My work for the Liberal Democrats over many years helping to win seats for the party, together with Nick Clegg’s brilliant performance in the General Election, prevented a Conservative majority in 2010.

I have not spoken to, met with, or heard from Nick Clegg in eleven months. I would ask him, now that he has more knowledge of the facts, to ask for any threat to me to be withdrawn and to insist that I see the report, to which I am entitled, and to let me help him and my party again in future.

I very much regret the wounds that have opened up within my party because many people have acted without being aware of the facts. I am particularly grateful to my friends and colleagues in the Liberal Democrat group in the House of Lords for much personal support.

I would advise my friends in the party to let the matter rest, as it should have done, with the simple conclusion of the Independent Investigator that there should be no further action.

Courtesy has always been an essential part of my moral compass. If ever I have hurt, embarrassed or upset anyone, then it would never have been my intention and, of course, I regret that they may have felt any hurt, embarrassment or upset. But for the reasons given, I will not offer an apology to the four women complainants. I do not believe that people should be forced to say what they know they should not say, or do not mean.

Ann and I have both been members of the Liberal Party and the Liberal Democrats for over 40 years. Ann has also made great personal sacrifices for the sake of letting me help my party as much as I can. I am of course most grateful to her for sustaining me through this difficult period, together with our families and very many friends in the Liberal Democrats and elsewhere.

Finally, I would like to re-iterate my most grateful thanks also to Alex Carlile QC, who has acted for me as a friend on a pro-bono basis throughout the last year.

I hope that the matter will now be closed by a response to this statement and all threats withdrawn.”


131 Comments

  1. 1
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Who the hell is Lord Rennard? I’ve genuinely never heard of him, but he must have something to sell as he’s been all over the media like a rash these last few weeks.

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    • 3
      unnatural weather says:

      the topical metaphor would be “all over the media like an infection of pubic lice”

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      • 30
        Wait - what! says:

        *clap*s

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        • 52
          Killer Bercow says:

          clap

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        • 108
          Suzie says:

          Going by his stTement we are meant to feel sorry for HIM! Has this man got no conscious? He got diabetes because he is so over weight (same as me by the way). It’s up to HIM to do something about that.
          He is accused of indecent behaviour, take it on the chin and man up. Too many people accuse him, what’s the saying, “no smoke without fire”. His reputation is shot and to keep going on like this is just making things worse.

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          • broderick crawford says:

            God , he may have refrained from commenting before but now he has gone into verbal diuretic mode .

            I stopped reading half way through when my brain closed down and my will to live evaporated .

            Where s that second phial of cyanide … the first one did not work .

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      • 32
        RomaBob.... Beeg Issue, Beeg Issue! says:

        A Party where the traditional dalliance is with males, now accused of lady fiddling, whatever next, something bestial?

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    • 10
      Nigel Farage says:

      the lib dems really are the gift that keeps on giving, more dysfunctional than a room full of UKIP Councillors.

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    • 13
      General Pinochet says:

      He’s obviously some kind of well hung stud…………or maybe a wanna be. Or maybe he ‘s just a fat bastard who likes touching women up! Should be suspended from Big Ben! Back in Chile, we wouldn’t be having this conversation as problems tended to disappear rapido………………..

      Viva Farage!

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    • 49
      Psyche the Dog says:

      He was a leading light of LibDems and he has ben found “no Guilty” of being a very naughty boy, but is he guilty of anything that the politicos in the LibLabCons have not done before?

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    • 73
      Nigel Farage says:

      tldr

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    • 86
      neitherdeadnoralive says:

      He’s the living embodiment of why the house of lords should be disbanded.

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      • 99
        Psyche the Dog says:

        There is a way around this why not limit the HoL to 500 “working ” peers, they could put themselves up for election, hereditary as well as lifers (you know all those has been politicos put out to grass). Folks know as much about their lordships as they do about their MPs

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    • 120
      Observer says:

      Are the two girls in the photo the ones that complained?

      If at first you do’t get the answer you want, try,try again

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  2. 2
    CharlieTheChump says:

    HaHaHa

    Suspended Lard

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  3. 4
    Itchy Scrote says:

    Fair play for doing something at loooong last.

    I hope he sues though. A yellow-on-yellow blood-bath would cheer me up immensely.

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  4. 5
    The Dutch Ambassador says:

    But he’ll still be able to claim his expenses at the House of Lords, so that’s OK.

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  5. 6
    Auntie Duggan says:

    Who gives a fuck? apparently not Lord Reynard.

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  6. 7
    Liberal Dumbocraps says:

    Will this be like David Ward’s suspension, i.e. a couple of days?

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  7. 9
    aNUSbUTTOCKS says:

    bEAUTIFUL,,,the Lib Dem peers want a battle with Clegg, and now they are getting it

    Everyone can see that party are a hopeless bunch of parasitic cun’ts and should not be be anywhere Government….and now Clegg is in a battle for survival

    I hope the peers win their battle, and a rabidly leftist cu’nt is elected as leader

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  8. 11
    Mike Handycock says:

    Developing? That’s what I say when I stare at an underage girl’s chest.

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  9. 12
    pperrin says:

    How would Cleggy know if Rennard had apologized or not? Was he a ‘victim’?

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  10. 16
    Mark Oaten says:

    Suspended by the LibDems?sounds painful but I’m game for anything.

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  11. 17
    Hackney Hal says:

    So he has been suspended for refusing to apologise. Apologise for what ? Sexual harassment of LibDem members presumably. So why wasn’t he suspended for that ? Why do they regard the former as more serious than the latter ? It is illogical. Beam me up.

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  12. 18
    Groucho Marx says:

    We took some pictures of the native girls but they weren’t developed.

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  13. 19
    Lord Rennard says:

    For the record, I won’t be taking this lying down. I’ll be high on crack and suspended by the neck using a silk rope whilst wearing my favourite undies.

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  14. 20
    Mike Hancock says:

    You can’t sack me Cleggy.

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  15. 23
    Pa Larkin says:

    Perfick!

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  16. 24
    Spot the weasel says:

    Harmen was on DP with Ming and was as meek as a mouse re Renaud. Now he has been suspended she is giving it what for on Sky news. Two faced?

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  17. 25
    Fish says:

    What I find amazing is that:

    -There has been a lot of noise from Rennard’s supporters in the Lords (he was only touching them through their clothes)

    – There has been a lot of noise from his opponents in the Commons – Cleggy and Beaker

    – But there has been absolutely no noise whatsover from any of the Senior Female LibDems who have made it up the greasy pole, Featherstone, Teather, and especially Equalities Minister, Swinson

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  18. 26
    Advice to LD interviewee's says:

    When the BBC get sanctimonious about this, ask them for how long Saville was suspended for.

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    • 50
      PS says:

      When the BBC get sanctimonious about this, ask them for how long Saville was suspected for.

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      • 67
        Sir Jimmy Savile, made in Britain by the BBC says:

        What’s all this then? Let me tell you, I was a BBC star – they made me in their own image.

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  19. 26
    cep says:

    Suspended….?

    By what..?

    A crane..?

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  20. 28
    The bird of liberty hits the buffers says:

    Next move is Rennard’s …Will he carry out his threat to mount legal action ? It’s like watching a load of ferrets fighting in a sack

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    • 53
      The fact is.... says:

      Rennard doesn’t have to do anything. He is a member of the Hosue of Lords for as long as he wants to be. He can turn up in the House of Lords and claim his expenses as if nothing has happened.

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      • 57
        The most amusing claim ever says:

        I think the point he’s making is that whilst he can indeed do that he views it as a matter of honour that he sits as a LibDem Peer not a cross-bencher so hence his legal challenge if he made one

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    • 74
      Fish says:

      Will he carry out his threat to mount legal action ?

      I think that’s what got him into this bother…thinking that he could mount anything he wanted.

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  21. 31
    TheLegendOfGodfreyBloom says:

    As Rennard was found not guilty of any misdemeanor by the Limp Dems own disciplinary processes why is Clegg asking for an apology? Surely apologising would surely amount to an admission of guilt and a further day in court as the ladies in question took out a civil prosecution.

    That said it couldn’t happen to a better tub of lard and a televised f*** off to Nick Clegg would make for television gold!

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    • 38
      Wait - what! says:

      Indeed, a Lib Dem circular firing squad is a late Christmas present.

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    • 39
      Two Excellent Points says:

      There is nothing more to say. Except: “HURRAY”!!

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    • 42
      An apology "without prejudice" says:

      “……on the grounds of his failure to apologise as recommended by Alistair Webster QC.” See above

      As Ming Campbell said on BBC Daily Politics a form of words not prejudicial to Lord Rennard’s position and which would fully both satisfy Webster’s recomendation and placate the women could be formulated for the good of the party…..and he should know as he’s a lawyer

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      • 69
        Bill Quango MP says:

        But the law has changed a bit since he was practicing in the 80s.

        the 1780s.

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      • 83
        Lest we forget says:

        A lawyer who thought nothing of fleecing the tax payer for silk cushions and such like.

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        • 116
          Blowing Whistles says:

          To Bill and Lest we … to repeat

          Mark Twain: “The mere mention of the word lawyer is enough to deprive any man of all public confidence”.

          Anyone ever noticed how infested with lawyers and their ilk both the HoC and the HoL are?

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  22. 35
    Sir William Wayde says:

    Has that picture been touched up?

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      cep says:

      No amount of photo-shop would fix that.

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      • 58
        Eric Pickles says:

        Did someone mention photo chop? Loverly, with a treble portion of photo-mash, eight roast potatoes, some apple sauce, a pint of photo-gravy and a selection of pe-as, roast parsnips, cabbage, swede and carrots. That’ll do me till tea-time.

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  23. 36
    Councillor Sylvester says:

    Now if only Dave would apologise to God, then the rain would stop.

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  24. 40
    Labour is bad for your ability to continue living says:

    Wasn’t a certain fat 2 Jag riding c-unt supposed to have allegedly had a reputation for being a sex pest? Of course, nothing was done there. At least this scandal has come to light. In Labour, if you make trouble, you’re risking your life. I’m not exaggerating just to attack Labour. They’re a truly dangerous and evil outfit that under the leadership of that filthy gangster Blair and his own Goebells, Campbell, went from being a political party to being a criminal organisation that’s directly and indirectly caused untold numbers of deaths and destroyed lives.

    On a completely unrelated note, no one remembers the mysterious death of a young woman staying in the same hotel complex as the 2012 Labour conference. She fell to her death. Police declared her death as not suspicious within an hour of the discovery. Not suspicious at all.

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  25. 43
    Smack My Nigella Up says:

    Fat Nonce

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  26. 44
    My Legal Opinion says:

    Rennard should tell the LibDems to stuff it and become a cross dresser/cross bencher or whatever the fuck they call themselves.

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    • 55
      I see the bird has flown ? No he's right there Nick !! says:

      It would have been interesting if Rennard had turned up at the house of Lords and sat in his usual position on the government benches…what would Clegg have done then ??

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  27. 47
    Christine Keeler says:

    Tight fit and bangs like a shit house door.
    Yes, I recommend Lord Rennard.

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  28. 51
    Dave Miliband says:

    Spackers!

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  29. 56

    That post was time stamped (here) at 14:32. I’m showing 14:55. Old news. Has Clegg reversed himself yet?
    “Twenty minutes is a long time in politics”

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  30. 59
    At Home With The Duggans says:

    How long before that reality show happens?

    Narrator: “This afternoon, Jamal is on his way to collect a debt. His aunt tells him to cave the fucker’s head if he doesn’t pay in full plus interest. ”

    “It’s 9pm. The family have ordered pizza. When the delivery driver arrives, they say they don’t have any cash to pay. When the driver attempts to leave and take the pizza with him, three of the family grab him and beat him up while their aunt yells “No justice, no pizza”. After the driver hobbles away, the aunt tells our crew that she’s still grieving over the loss of Mark and that the driver was being offensive by demanding payment.”

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  31. 60
    Julie Groupie says:

    In 1971, I was dressed in mini-skirt, tight jumper, knee socks and thigh high silver space boots.

    And DLT looked at me in a creepy way.

    I would like £1 million compensation and him to be locked up for 10 years for leching.

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    • 96
      Anonymous says:

      I heard that one of the “victims” of DLT (giving evidence from behind a screen FFS) said he pulled her on to his knee at a party and put his hand up her skirt ! and a man is in court over that.What the feck sort of lives do these people live ?

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  32. 61

    Starting to look as if he was as much (if not more) preyed upon as predator, but for his influence. No-one more deserving of this kind of media circus than the Lib Dems.

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  33. 62
    Lord Stansted says:

    Jesus, Rennard has obviously nevered heard of a succinct argument.

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    • 85
      This is what bluster looks like says:

      Too many words = guilty

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      • 115
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Good point – Did Rennard write it all on his own ‘cos me detects the word smithing of a shyster; and to open up with the Distress and Prepared words it don’t half wreak of masonic codeing-speak.

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  34. 63
    Killer Bercow says:

    Too long. Even for me.

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  35. 64

    Now that the LibDems have bestirred themselves to sanction a dirty old man who is obnoxious but essentially harmless, when are they going to call Handycock before the Star Chamber to answer far more serious offences?

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  36. 65
    unnatural weather says:

    “It is impossible to describe how enormously distressed I am “

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  37. 71
    Piss off, fattie says:

    I’ve read his statement. What an odious, self pitying c-unt he is. He brings out all the standard cliches: I’ve been ill, I’m depressed, I’ve thought of harming myself, I’m sick, etc etc. Get fucked, you dirty fat c-unt.

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  38. 72
    Wait - what! says:

    If this is how Clegg’s party is run then I’m glad they don’t run the Country…

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  39. 76
    Justice my Ass says:

    Look what Blair Did
    Look what Brown Did
    Look what Dave is Doing.

    And this poor sod has been hung out to dry for touching a woman’s trousered leg?

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    • 82
      RomaBob.... Beeg Issue, Beeg Issue! says:

      Indecent assault is indecent assault, no reason for him to get away with it.

      Nice if you explain what Blair and Brown has done and what Cameron is doing.

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  40. 79
    RomaBob.... Beeg Issue, Beeg Issue! says:

    Woe woe woe is me…………. me me me me, anyone would think he was the ‘victim’ !

    Infamy, infamy, they all have it in for me…….. blah blah blah

    He has diabetes ‘cos he is fat…. stop eating so much.

    He has an increased risk of heart problems ‘cos he has made poor life choices.

    He was under investigation ‘cos the allegations suggest he is a dirty old man!

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    • 91
      Psyche the Dog says:

      “He has diabetes ‘cos he is fat…. stop eating so much.
      He has an increased risk of heart problems ‘cos he has made poor life choices.”
      It’s a bit late to avoid anything , he can just get it under control but the complications will not go away, reduce the sweet fatty foods, cut the booze, do some physical exercise not over doing it.

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    • 94
      neitherdeadnoralive says:

      Succinct, very succinct…… You should have no problem passing the tests Labour will set you and your Roma brethren in order to receive benefits should they win in 2015.

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  41. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Jack Spratt could eat no fat,
    His wife could eat no lean
    And so, between the two of them
    They went out to purchase a ‘for emergencies’ bottle of Blue Unction.

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  42. 90
    Jess The Dog says:

    If he has been so wronged then why does he no sue for libel or defamation?

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  43. 92
    Fly on the wall says:

    But the really interesting thing to come out of all this is the confession that he was virtually single handedly responsible for fucking up the boundaries review – for which treachery he should be tumbrilled to Traitors’ Gate and summarily dealt with a la Henry VIII.

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  44. 95
    Displaced Brummie says:

    I know what he should be suspended by…

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  45. 106
    Anonymous says:

    Traitors’ Gate was a water-gate.

    Rennard should be bobbed down the Thames from Westminster with his fat belly stuck in the air, hauled over the wharf like a beached walrus, and dumped in Tower Ditch beyond. That is where spies and saboteurs were shot.

    The unreformed constituency boundaries will make it easy for Labour to win the next general election. The LibDems’ result in that is not hard to predict.

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  46. 111
    Tom Catesby. says:

    Anybody wishing to make a complaint of illegal behaviour by this fat arrogant hunt, need only to ring 999.

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  47. 114
    R. Ennard's mum says:

    you make your bed, you have to lie in it.

    No sympathy… ‘Oh I am so fat I am going to die’. Stop eating thou porcine lord – and keep your wandering trotters in your pockets!!!

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  48. 117
    Rabid dribbler says:

    What a greasy whinge! Too full of himself…

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  49. 118
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    And now on Question of Sport – what happened next?

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  50. 119
    Coeur_de_lion__ says:

    He’s done Clegg a massive favour here, if he’d apologised in a way that admitted causing offence inadvertently, Clegg would have been stuck between a rock and a hard place.

    To flatly deny it until the end has left Clegg with his favoured political option.

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  51. 121
    Edinburgh Shitty says:

    About time. Now hang hancock!

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  52. 122
    David James says:

    It should be permanent, he will sttike again. If

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  53. 123
    rimmyarsehole says:

    And let’s not forget the sex pest allegations over another senior Lib Dem – what about Mike Hancock MP?

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  54. 127
    Paddy Pantsdown says:

    Well, I’m really glad that Lord Rennard has cleared all that up. Perfectly reasonable explanation, now let’s sweep it all under the carpet.

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  55. 128
    Owen's Remedial English teacher says:

    Fucksake. I’m not reading all that crap. How about a precis?

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  56. 130
    Liberal Minded says:

    He should apologise for groping, and the ladies concerned should apologise for making unfounded allegations, then everyone would be happy

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Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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