January 24th, 2014

More Evidence That Clegg Knew About Hancock Emerges

The LibDems are still pretending that they knew nothing of how serious the allegations against Hancock were until Wednesday afternoon. Despite Clegg previously admitting knowing about them almost a year ago. Now Guido has got hold of a letter sent by John Ferrett, the leader of the Labour group on Portsmouth council, to Nick Clegg in April 2013, describing the “growing disbelief amongst constituents that Mike Hancock MP maintains his office and continues to enjoy the full support of his party leadership.”

Perhaps this letter got lost in the post too…


  1. 1
    nell says:

    cleggie and the libdems desperately tried to bury this scandal now it’s exposed them for the liars and charlatans that they are. They lost their deposit in the scottish by-election yesterday with only a pitiful few votes. I suspect that is the shape of things to come.


    • 30
      Ah! ref says:

      11.25% swing SNP to Lab

      Cancel the referendum, it’s all over now.


      • 44
        Labour says there are still 52 zillion in poverty with no 52 inch flat screens says:

        Its what Salmon wants Devomax
        The fuckwit Brown also let the cat out of the bag the other week


      • 45
        Whichever way the Scots vote "The Union" is finished says:

        Aye your’e right….it’ll always come down to the “bawbies” in their purses for the Scots….it’s just too traumatic a thought to have the English Teat withdrawn…the Scots have begun to realise that all the present public sector and defence jobs will go South of the Border if they vote for independence and that their taxes will have to rise if they want to enjoy free social care,free tuition fees and benefits present;y paid for by the English Taxpayer.

        But if they do vote to stay in the Union make no mistake the English(the majority who want shot of their moaning)will insist that as any offer of consulation prize of Devo-Max MUST result in a new settlement and reform of the Barnet Formula and the cessation of allowing MPs representing Scottish Constituencies voting on solely English matters that are devolved to Scottish Parliament and which do not affect their constituents.

        So either way things MUST change as the English have had enough of paying Scottish bills and allowing them to interfere in matters that are not their concern


        • 68
          FFS says:

          Not to mention the fact that the Russian Navy has taken a curious interest in the Scottish coast whenever our own Navy is pulled back to Portsmouth leaving the gate wide open.

          I’m still puzzling how Cameron managed to get the Russians to play ball with that one.


          • Casual Observer 5 says:

            What happens in Moscow, stays in Moscow.

            ** taps nose **


          • William Wallace says:

            Ye canna tak oor freedom but ye canna tak oor whisky.


          • Mitch says:

            What possible interest is there for Russia in Scotland?


          • FFS says:

            The purest oil in the world? The oil that actually helps set the price of oil on world markets? Yeah, I can see the Russians being very keen on getting their hands on that, as well as having ports on the Atlantic that don’t freeze up in Winter.

            However, more likely the Russians are always making passes into UK waters just as they buzz our airspace, but Cameron this time has just arranged to pull back the Navy to leave the door wide open so Scotland can have a taste of being defenceless. The Russians just saw the gate was opened and decided to take advantage to have a little snoop around.


          • @FFS

            Nah! That would display a level of cunning not possessed in government for decades.


          • FFS says:

            You’re right.

            In fact it is perhaps more likely that the British Navy decided of themselves to leave the gate open. They may even be on friendly terms with their fellow salts in the Russian Navy, ensuring some playful co-operation.


        • 227
          Jim says:

          Aye, don’t worry about getting facts in the way of yer moaning, will ye? English paying Scottish bills???? Jeez, I came on here to read the thoughts of slightly more intelligent folk


        • 272
          stushie says:

          bawbees Not bawbies


    • 104
      !88! says:

      the business is serious.


  2. 2
    John CM Smiley says:

    ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha – schadenfreude


  3. 3
    Mr Potato Head says:

    I’m bored with Hancock. He’s had his half hour of infamy. Let’s concentrate on the three major parties i.e. Tory, Labour and UKIP.


    • 8
      Nick Clegg says:

      Oh very funny! We LibDems are a MASSIVE party! Our ratings in the polls are often as high as EIGHT PERCENT! And they’d be even higher if 92% of the population weren’t MORONS.


      • 258
        I dislike socialists intensely says:

        Never ,never trust the Libdems . They welshed on the boundary reviews and
        have proved time and time again what treacherous rats they are.


  4. 4


    Last night, I had managed a crud and was looking for a Penhaligon. However my squop was boondocked and whilst I was picking up my squidger again, Jimmy walked off with the Lunch. :-(


  5. 5

    Portsmouth News were cc’d on the letter, Just how did the editor handle this little stick of dynamite? Don’t you just love the way Pompey Labour’s political commissar countersigns the Leader’s letter? Joseph would be proud.


  6. 6
    Crabina Trimingham says:

    ████ ‘changed my tune ‘ Hoon and I have never heard Mike Handoncock.


  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Jeremy Thorpe set the standard for all members of this party: mired in sleaze, devoid of principles, morals or beliefs, with over-inflated egos and not talent whatsoever.

    They’ve been the acceptable face of ‘NOTA’ for close to 100 years now: you’d think they’d be right on SOMETHING over all that time.

    but no.

    ‘LD’s – on the wrong side of every issue since 1918′.


    • 9
      Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:



    • 11
      Nick Clegg says:

      Utter tosh! The fact of the matter is, we LibDems have the popular policies that British people are crying out for – more green taxes, higher immigration, and more EU control of our daily lives. This is what the public want, and this is what we will deliver.

      Wrong side of every argument? My arse!


      • 22
        The Critic. says:

        On reflection Nick, your arse might do a better job than you. After all you seem to talk through it with alarming regularity


      • 131
        BBC Labour Says, Labour Says ad nauseum says:

        We intend to keep stum on the Hancock affair to protect our comrade Clegg.
        That is unless we get different orders from our bosses in Labour or the Guardian.


  8. 10

    Anyway, the Scots cannot claim to be a proper nation, deserving its own parliament, if they can’t even keep ScotTwA going.

    Load of ninnies…


  9. 12
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    LibDems: we will say anything, do anything to get elected.


  10. 13
    Cleggygate says:

    Its becoming increasing difficult to see how Clegg can actually remain in post after this. We should remember its not the original act that causes the main problem its always the attempted cover up afterwards. in this case it now appears to be more than once and with more than one separate incident.


    • 15
      nell says:

      cleggy has his sights set on a commissioner’s job in the EU – better pay, expenses and pensions – I doubt he gives a toss about what happens to the libdems after this – he’s had his moment of glory as Deputy PM.


      • 18
        Casual Observer 5 says:

        You have just succinctly identified one of the key problems which exists in UK politics at the moment.

        Exiting the EU would see politics cleaned up very quickly.


        • 51
          Axel Stand says:

          As one of the DT’s columnists pondered this week.

          There is almost no need for the Westminster Parliament. Almost no Bills are being introduced or processed.

          The EU Commission is the New British Parliament.

          All those MPs and their huge expenses have been replaced by corrupt and incompetent and un-elected bureaucrats in Brussels and Berlin.


          • Anonymous says:

            Just like the USSR model.


          • Village Idiot says:

            …..Soon be the May elections,for starters,and then watch democracy turn round and bite the old guard,….I hope!!…..Sick of Europe since 1975!

            …….Redeem and return everything the eu has inflicted upon this once proud nation of the last 39years,including the money paid to the eu,and of course,immi…………?

            ……I detest how the eu has changed this country and ruined what was a good society!


      • 24
        The Critic. says:

        You have just redefined glory. Perhaps you should have repalced it with ‘utter shite’


    • 17
      Dimmy Dave is the worst Prime Minister ever ! says:

      ”Its becoming increasing difficult to see how Clegg can actually remain in post after this.”

      You’d think so, but nothing will happen. Consider the Right Honourable David Laws MP, who got caught stealing £40,000 from us. Resign? Sack? Prison? Nope. Dimmy Dave gave him 7 days’ paid holiday as punishment, then put him back in the Cabinet.

      These people are without any shame.


      • 20
        Hang em high says:

        Its not often I agree with you but that was indeed shameful. When you consider it though Mandleson came back three times and he was not by far the only one in the Labour years of terror so the precedent had already been set so to speak.
        It should be immediate expulsion and up in front of the court whatever party they represent.


        • 31
          The Critic says:

          It’s been going on for decades. For example,who went down for the Maxwell pension scandal?

          Blair ?
          Prezza – what was so different about what he did form this case?

          Labour are a bit quiet -just when you need a bit of one nation statecraft


      • 61
        Nobody agrees with Nick anymore but does he care ? says:

        “These people are without any shame.”…you’re talking about LibDems here. A party that is more hypocritical than Labour and wield too much say in government although the latter is down to either Cameron’s spinelesness or his desire to rub his right wing’s noses in it(probably both have an element of truth)

        BUT it’s likely that Clegg will still be Deputy PM after May 2015 but this time in a Lib-Lab Coalition as it’s unlikely that the Conservatives will win a majority or even be the largest party and that Labour will not get a majority but will be the largest party so have to go into coalition with Clegg although Cable is waiting in the wings to broker a deal which may require Clegg to stand aside(no doubt a suitable post will be found in the EU Commission or something associated with it as if Labour DOES get in the UKIP-ers and those ex-Tory supporters who will have let Labour in)can kiss goodbye to having any referendum and look forward to closer union with Europe and no doubt Clegg will be given a role in ensuring that !!)


        • 85
          Anonymous says:

          Indeed Clegg will be the UK Quisling on the Inside of the EU


        • 155
          Village Idiot says:

          ……The people who may let labour in,are labour voters! I shall not be voting for any of the liblabcon,as I have nothing in common with any of them,and, if the present pm really,genuinelywanted out of Europe,he would have done it now while he is pm!

          As many have said,”Wont’ be fooled again”.


        • 164
          FFS says:

          IF the Tories were to get in it would be on the basis of a coalition yet again with the liberals and consequently their promises of an EU referendum would be as valid as Nick Clegg’s promise not to introduce tuition fees.


      • 270
        inside out says:

        But Clegg is one of the ruling class.You plebs do not understand,Clegg,Cameron,Osbourne were born to rule .So just accept your status in life,keep paying and voting, your betters to rule you.


    • 136
      Nicky Cleggover says:

      I have had a case of Cableitis and cannot remember anything about Hancock whoever he is.


  11. 16
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP


    • 21
      Stating it as it is says:

      Get labour by default and never get UKIP again


      • 43
        UKIP or bust says:

        What then, is your solution to rid us of the EU, Wind-Tax and mass immigration?


        • 70
          Stating it as it is says:

          First thing we have to do is stop Labour even in coalition with the Lib Dems. The former are doing everything to deny us a vote of any kind the latter are all for the EU. When and only when that risk has been eliminated buy a defeat at the general election then you move quickly towards UKIP and defeat the Tories.

          Yes it takes some time to do but the biggest risk right now the critical path if you like is a Labour win. If that happens then they will wrap us so tightly within the EU it would make UKIP a fringe party but my bet is knowing Labour they would outlaw them. Remember Lisbon, remember old men being arrested at conferences on the terrorism act, remember plod entering parliament and arresting opposition MPs on trumped up charges issued from the cabinet office itself and finally don’t ever forget the back door of Lisbon after a referendum had been dangled

          UKIP cannot get the number and spread of seats at the moment but they could in the future. we must on all accounts Defeat Labour first. Tories second. After all if the Tories win having pressed for a referendum now even if defeated which Labour will try to do, it would be next to impossible for them to walk away as a majority. UKIP would surge if they do.

          Its all about stalking the prey and striking when the moment is right. If the Labour corpse is still twitching it has a bad habit of rising from the ashes.


          • cep says:



          • Rickytshirt says:

            I don’t agree. Five years down the road we’d either be in the same position as we are now or putting up with a Labour government anyway. If people weren’t voting Ukip, a referendum wouldn’t even be being discussed. I no longer care so much if Milliband gets in, as long as Ukip poll strongly and can start doing some real damage to the other three main parties.

            I’m not going to reward David Cameron for his poor judgement on the EU and lack of cajones on a referendum. Too many Tory MP’s are pro-EU or unwilling to rock the boat, they need disposing of at the ballot box. We can’t destroy Labour yet. We can apply maximum pressure for a referendum. Vote Ukip


          • Anonymous says:

            Then be prepared for the consequences


          • FFS says:

            It doesn’t matter if Labour win or not. The current Tory government is not actually doing anything. As the DT pointed out, they are not actually introducing any new Bills. They keep talking about doing things, but they don’t do anything. So basically we have continuity New Labour.

            It isn’t the EU that is the biggest problem. The EU will, in time, devour itself. Its political over-reach will be its undoing. We are not its most oppressed victims – its most oppressed will eventually tear it apart. After just 13 years of the Euro there is rioting on the streets of Europe’s major cities.

            The biggest problem is immigration. Immigration undermines the entire UK. The Tories promised to reduce migration to a few 10s of thousands. Currently it is 176,000 per year. That’s not very different from what it was under Labour. They are lying to us. It means in ten years another 2million adults will have moved to the UK and they will have 2 million children.

            It is now proven that a vote for any of LibLabCon is a vote for both the EU and mass immigration on a terrifying scale.

            The only way we can stop this is to get momentum behind UKIP. We need UKIP elected as soon as possible. The longer it takes the more LibLabCon will undermine the UK.

            It’s time to wake up to the realities. The Tories are not your friends. They are with the enemy now. Please vote UKIP and convince as many people as you can to do the same. They are our only hope.


          • Rickytshirt says:

            This is consequence of the Conservative party, with one or two noteable exceptions, failing to stand up for the British people against the EU. They will not get my vote, and rightly so.


      • 46
        Rickytshirt says:

        It doesn’t really matter who is PM if Herman van Rumpuy is still the man at the top. There’s only one way to get rid of that lot – vote Ukip.


      • 49
        Mr Potato Head says:

        The same argument applies to the Tories. If the Tory voters had any guts and any patriotism they would all vote UKIP and see off Labour.

        Even without UKIP candidates standing the Tories would struggle to win the election. Look what happened last time.

        What are Tory policies on Europe, immigration, HS2 , London Airport, human rights, green energy taxes, banks bonuses, wind power, etc? Anybody?


      • 56
        Am I bovvered says:

        What will be, will be, time to make your mind up, vote LibLabCon and let them steal your money and control your life or try and see if UKIP can change things.


    • 64
      Vote UKIP and get Labour AND no referendum says:

      If you think voting UKIP at the General Election will get a referendum on EU membership you are deluded. It will cost the Tories many marginals and it will ensure that Labour or a Lib-Lab Coalition forms the government and if that is the case you will NEVER get a referendum on EU membership(period)Still those people voting UKIP can’t say they haven’t been told


      • 76
        Stating it as it is says:

        Precisely though I am not unsympathetic to the comments for UKIP
        See my comments just above

        Defeat Labour first is a given that this has to be done. Defeat them so badly that they are in turmoil for a generation. Then we only have the Tories to deal with and either way we get a referendum

        Do not be in any doubt whatsoever I loathe the EU form top to bottom and want out but I know that a kamikaze approach while inflicting considerable damage may not destroy the target at the first attempt

        Defeat Labour and Milliband.

        Don’t say after 2015 we have not been warned of the consequences of not doing so.


        • 139
          Pundit too too says:



        • 140
          Tory nutjobby says:

          Yes let’s vote Tory and allow 75 million Moslim Turks the right to live in this country. And I am confident we will get a fair referendum on the EU under Dave even if he will never let us leave under any circumstances.


          • Mongs says:

            Amazing how many idiots are still convinced that voting Conservative will see them come good…even with all the evidence of how duplicitous they are, have been, and will be in the future.


      • 120
        CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

        Not a problem we will take up arms if need be!


        • 162
          Queen Bee says:

          The problem is there are too many drones in the HoC.

          What is needed is a few different sorts of drones to land squarely and fully laden on the Berlaymont building in Brussels – particularly when the so called Parliament is in full session.


      • 189
        FFS says:

        I don’t want a referendum on the EU. Did we have a referendum on Lisbon? On Maastricht? No, unpopular PMs took us into those treaties – unpopular PMs about to be voted out of office wtih barely 25% of the UK behind them.

        If the Tories gave us a referendum then the whole of EULibLabCon would be pushing for YES to EU. Powerful vested interests like British Airways would be spending big money on YES to EU. They would give the vote to Poles, Bulgarians, Hungarians, Estonians and all. They would betray us totally. If we somehow managed to vote NO to EU they would either ignore it, procrastinate or make us vote again.

        And what rule would they use to determine if No to EU were to win? Are you sure it would be 50%? What if they said a big change like that needed a 2/3rds majority?

        Cameron can’t even get the promise to have a referendum on the statute books.

        What if YES to EU wins a referendum? What then? The EULibLabCon will use it as a fig leaf to cover their continued support of the EU and mass immigration “Oh but this is what you wanted, you can’t go back now. Why vote now UKIP when all they can offer is to get out of the EU when people have already voted in favour of staying in?”. A referendum won’t just ensure we stay in the EU – it will keep us locked in the EU forever.

        The Tories will not rid themselves of Pro-EU Cameron if he wins another election. Only if he loses will they knife him. Tory or Labour, we will get 5 more years of EU and mass immigration and no real referendum.

        Our only hope is UKIP. If we can’t get UKIP into office sometime in the next 15 years we are finished as a nation and might as well subsume ourselves within the EU. Mass immigration will put paid to any hope of a British revival because in 30 years or less the British will be in a minority in their own homeland. They mean to destroy us. The more people we can get to vote UKIP now, the better our chances of survival as a people will be.


        • 255
          a voter says:

          This post makes a lot of sense. The pro- referendumers forget that people who see the EU from a right wing perspective are tiny in number. The majority of people neither know nor care about the subject. Securing a YES victory would be easy for the pro EU side and an unwinnable nightmare for the antis. Since the proles have been engineered to just do as they are told the best option is to get a right winger in power either through UKIP of Tory and just take us out of Europe regardless of what the people think they want.


          • CYNICAL OLD GIT says:

            I have been saying this for months under various monickers the ‘ no’ vote is not cut and dried.the eurobastards would be able to outspend many times over the opposition , the BBC ,Guardian;Mirror, Unions the Liblabcon would swing into action.
            Even worse , night after night on the BBC 24hr news there would be a succession of gloating EU ‘officials’ congratulating the British people on their good sense and the correctness of their decision, they would also claim a public mandate to enact any new rules or regulations they saw fit ,without even the pretence of consutation.


  12. 23
    You can hit but you can't run. says:

    Has Mike Hancock been charged with hit and run driving yet? The fact he ran over his own son but did not stop should make no difference as it is an offence under the highway code.


  13. 27
    altruism in industry says:

    has anybody got a white stallion they can lend Nigel so he can ride bare chested into Westminster after the election ?


  14. 28
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    Fracking to boost UK economy, Owen Jones says.


    • 40
      Labour says there are still 52 zillion in poverty with no 52 inch flat screens says:

      I think you will find he said between gritted teeth
      Fucking boost to the UK economy


      • 110
        (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

        In poverty alright, but the tattoo parlour owners and fag smugglers are living high off the hog.


  15. 29
    Sandalista says:

    What you are overlooking is that it is the LIBERAL Democratic Party. That means they are very RELAXED about anyone doing anything they want. Drugs, sex, fiddling expenses etc.


    • 105
      Bilda Berger says:

      Should be renamed the LIBERTINE Democratic Party, shurely.


      • 257
        a libdem says:

        Well sort of, but only anyone inside the tent. The rest of you will be prohibited from doing anything and while you’re busy not having fun you can give us all your money too.


  16. 32
    cep says:

    Can you adjust the image of Hancock at the top of the page to make it look like he’s been hit with a .50 cal round..?


    • 35
      Sandalista says:

      Might make it easier to look at.


      • 47
        Technical point to ensure a clean kill says:

        Shouldn’t the cross hairs be centred right between the eyes rather than on the nose?

        (Unless its Milliband of course where its difficult to see anything else on the face)


        • 63
          Clean Kill ? says:

          A couple of shots to the gut and let him bleed out alone in a cold abandoned warehouse, with an uncharged cell phone in sight and just out of reach.


        • 137
          Top marksman required says:

          “Shouldn’t the cross hairs be centred right between the eyes rather than on the nose?”

          …or his crotch even?


    • 138
      A doctor says:


      “Can you adjust the image of Hancock at the top of the page to make it look like he’s been hit with a .50 cal round..?”

      Can’t we just castrate him?


  17. 34
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Apologies for the poor quality of this blog posting but my proper computer is out of action at the moment.


  18. 36
    Tory nutjobby says:

    People should not vote UKIP as they do not know what their policies are on train uniforms. People should instead vote Tory as we know exactly what we want from the EU don’t we? Ah, err…um. But we know where we stand on pasty taxes and human rights? Well err… maybe not but we are quite clear where we stand with green taxes, HS2 and a new London airport/runway. And that position is all over the place.


    • 58
      Tory handjobby says:

      Call me Dave.


      • 168
        Village Idiot says:

        …Such is my disgust at the pro eu parties,who have had their way on Europe for forty years,that I am happy and desperate enough to vote for the name UKIP,not the candidate!…..


    • 59
      David Cameron's fag says:

      “People should instead vote Tory as we know exactly what we want from the EU don’t we?”

      Bum sex!


      • 65
        David Cameron's Pizza says:

        When can I get married ? This is discrimination.


        • 74
          Has "the state" lost the plot entirely? says:

          If it is an opposite gender pizza-person marriage then you would have to consummate the marriage, which could be problematic. The state takes an active interest in the sex lives of people of the opposite gender and will insist you get on with it right away, or have risk having your state approved relationship annuled.

          However, if you are in a same gender pizza-person then the state will not permit annulment on the grounds of non-consummation so your marriage will indeed be valid.


  19. 37
    Anonymous says:

    The “right of recall” referred to in the letter is not a right at all for the voting public. It is a right which the Westminster politicians want to keep to themselves.

    Only if a committee of your chums in parliament decide you have really behaved too badly would a recall right be established for voters. The voters thereby retain their role as cannon fodder not the masters they should be.

    We (us voters) would not have to recall many MPs, Councillors, PCCs, etc before they got the message. Whether their constituents recalled because of their personal misbehaviour, criminal record, deceitfulness, expenses, policies or for any other reason, the others would soon learn to pay more attention. Who knows, maybe a few might get re-elected and the voters’ anxieties would be cleansed by a by-election. Probably many would not dare stand again.

    Right of recall would have limited or prevented many of the wrongs in politics and could even now recover much of what has been lost – most especially trust.


    • 53
      Bemused says:

      Not true. If an MP is convicted of on offence with >12months gaol sentence and 10% of the constituents sign a petition to have him recalled then the proposed Power of Recall would get shot of him. You have been misinformed.


  20. 41
    Calamity Clegg says:

    I’m far too busy to comment on this issue. I’m in Davos discussing matters of World importance with the illustrious Bono and HRH Andrew.


  21. 42
    FFS says:

    People are missing the joy of the letter itself. Read between the lines and you will see it’s basically a threat:

    “Back off the Power of Recall crap or we’ll make sure we take Hancock down”.

    Remember that it was Labour that effectively shot down plans for the Power of Recall at committee – Graham Allen MP (Labour) was the chairman.

    Now what is interesting about this is that Labour claimed to support the Power of Recall but in June 2012 they headed the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee which shot it down and now we have this letter in April 2013 where they are once again trying to stop it in its track by making veiled threats.

    What a bunch of Huntz.


  22. 54
    Groundhog Day in Portsmouth South, the final scene says:


  23. 57
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Nick Clegg is smelling very nice today.


    • 72
      Ringing the changes, time has started to kick in says:

      Probably “networking” to see if the EU/establishment/McDonald’s/Subway/anybody will give him a job


      • 81
        Breaking News says:

        Fast food chain Subway have stated that they appreciated the applications from Ed Balls for positions in their Morley and Outwood branches, but feel he is over qualified for customer facing roles.

        The company wishes Mr Balls the best in his continued search for work.


    • 144
      Fahrenheit says:

      Maybe he’s got an appointment with someone whose boots he feels he needs to lick.


  24. 66
    Sperm says:

    My days are numbered.
    Future Handcocks are doomed



  25. 67
    Vince Cable. says:

    ‘Our Government’s plans for the power of recall’.
    I don’t remember this?


  26. 71
    Questions of our time says:

    Has the MP for Portsmouth South ever sexually molested a retired police horse ?


  27. 82
    Anon. says:


  28. 86
    Nick Clegg in Davos says:

    The Lib Dems are in meltdown and its very difficult to see how they can halt there slide into oblivion,if UKIP poll well in the Ge then we will be stuck with Milliband and his Common Purpose crew for years and then its goodnight Vienna for GB


    • 96
      Tim Farton, President of the Cockroach Party says:

      Can I just say, as LibDem Leader-in-waiting, that we will join up in a Coalition Government with anyone in 2015.We’re not fussy.


      • 170
        Mr Potato Head says:

        Goodnight Vienna and hello Ankara if Dave gets his way of inviting 75 million Moslim Turks to come and live here.

        The Tories had their chance at the last election without UKIP and still couldn’t win overall despite a Labour created economic meltdown. Time to hand over the reins to UKIP.

        Tally ho and hasta la vista, Tory toffs.


        • 185
          Fly on the wall says:

          If unprincipled, big-headed Dave had listened and made an accommodation with UKIP prior to the last election, he would have been running a clear majority Government for the past 4 years. But the conceited, know-it-all cvnt, look at me mum ain’t I magnificent Dave, refused to listen and the rest of us have been suffering ever since. He must go at or before the next election if there is to be any hope for the future of this country.


          • FFS says:

            The fact that he didn’t seek an accommodation with UKIP, the fact that he still isn’t talking to UKIP and the fact that Cameron was more than happy to climb into bed with Clegg when even Labour weren’t so sure tells you all you need to know about Cameron.

            The fact that the Tory party were happy to go along with this sick farce tells you all you need to know about the Tory party.


    • 116
      Play the Game, Sunshine says:

      This island has been through two world wars and survived just fine. We can handle a bit of radical Marxism.

      However, if they do get in I suggest the following:-

      Sell everything you have
      Buy Swiss Francs
      Wait till they get kicked out 5 years later
      Sell the Swiss Francs for £

      You will make an absolute fortune.


      • 190
        Fly on the wall says:

        .. or we could follow the Syrian example and start a smallish war? There are lots of crapheap towns throughout the country that could do with flattening and started again.


    • 176
      I predict a ? says:

      If the politicians refuse to listen,then kiev has some interesting tactics! If only they knew what they are wishing for in Ukraine!


      • 194
        Fly on the wall says:

        The Ukrainians should not be fighting over whether to side with Russia or the EU. They should be standing up for their own independence from both sides and making decisions in their own interests rather than those who would rule over them.


        • 259
          A Ukrainian says:

          The Ukrainians are thinking self interest. Half of them want out of the sh*thole and they don’t want to leave via the East. The other half have thier phones bugged by the KGB so will keep fighting whoever they are told to fight because nobody likes to sleep with one eye missing.


  29. 93
    Nick Clegg in Davos says:

    Rumours abound that a senior Sundeland Labour councillor has received a written warning from the Chief Exec for sexual harrassment,they all at it.


  30. 107
    Casual Observer 5 says:

    Esther perhaps would be a bit green for the role, but I can see exactly why the Mail are calling for her to be party chairman.

    A proper bit of skirt could help the Tory pole figures.


  31. 108
    Centre Parting says:

    Clegg should stand down as Libdum leader: Dave can then dump the coalition if remaining Libdums don’t see sense.

    Good enough excuse for doing so.


    • 119
      A Feminist says:

      Has Nick Clegg fingered any women for promotion ?


    • 121
      Incoming !!! says:

      This would be the ideal time to split and rule as a minority government until the election. Of course sod all would get done but it keeps Labour and Balls out of the sweetie shop for just that little bit longer and we can all build financial Anderson shelters under the nearest mattress.

      If they do the Tories should take Danny Alexander with them. He’s a lib but all in all out of the lot that are there he’s stayed the course and done a good job.


      • 130
        EU Commisar says:

        “Of course sod all would get done”

        There is almost no need for the Westminster Parliament. Almost no Bills are being introduced or processed.

        The EU Commission is the New British Parliament.

        All those MPs and their huge expenses have been replaced by corrupt and incompetent and un-elected bureaucrats in Brussels and Berlin.


      • 132
        Lateral Thought says:

        Danny Alexander would be worth taking into the Conservative fold.

        He would need to be given a position which did not conflict with Osborne, or put him in competition.

        Chopping Hunt and putting Alexander in Health would be a very shrewd move, along with minority b/s until 2015 GE.


  32. 128
    Steve Rotherham says:

    She is not a proper scouser never been on benefits,dosnt dissolve into floods of tears at the mention of Hillsborough and isnt thick like the rest of us.


  33. 129
    Owin Jones says:

    Act now to seize opportunities of reshoring. Roll back regulation. Embrace opportunities of shale gas.


  34. 134
    White Dee of Benefits St. says:

    Nick come down to James Turner Street and see what real harrassment is about,Im sick of the DWP always at our doors.


  35. 141
    bergen says:

    I reckon that when Clegg went into coalition he never realised how merciless would be the spotlight on the oddballs, perves and chancers that he led. They had been irrelevent for so many years that no-one had previously paid any attention to their foibles.


  36. 145
    Hampshire Liberals says:

    We would just wish to confirm that we do not know Chris Huhne, Mark Oaten, Mike Hancock
    or Stephen Milligan.


  37. 146
    Only Eunuch MPs says:

    Can’t we just have a law whereby only eunuchs are allowed to become MPs?


  38. 159

    In the interests of balance and liberality, I should like to present the good aspects of Mr Handycock:

    1. …
    2. …
    3. …

    These are not always immediately visible.


  39. 161
    Everard Digby says:

    Miriam Gonzalez (Mrs Nick Clegg) speaks from experience when she says “Leading private schools turn out many unimpressive young men who go on to hold top jobs largely owing to their enormous self confidence.”


  40. 165
    Anonymous says:

    Today the EU referendum bill is going through the Lords with many proposed amendments being raised in order to delay the bill and effectively run it out of time.
    These unelected “Lords” wish us to be run by the unelected EU folk.


  41. 167
    Portsmouth Council Taxes on the Up! says:


  42. 174
    Labour says:

    Disgraceful! In our party, we take abuse very seriously. We never cover anything up. We would never, for example, put a 100 year secrecy blackout on a report into abuse by politicians.


  43. 179
    Having failed as an MP. Chuka takes up a more fitting job. says:


  44. 182
    All talk and no trousers says:


    • 186
      Dave is 15 years late to the party says:

      What doe he mean WE?

      The people have been talking about and suffering from Migration for years.


    • 187
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      “Coons out”

      How is that then ?


    • 192
      FFS says:

      Yeah, you talk frankly about it Dave.

      That’s all you ever do, is talk.

      You like to “say the right things” don’t you Dave?

      Never fucking do anything do you?

      What was immigration in 2013? Oh yeah, 176,000 pretty much the same as under Labour.

      I remember you and Theresa May promised as 20,000 or so.

      Talk talk talk Dave, that’s all you do.

      Shut the fuck up Dave.


      • 198
        Ah! say says:

        Calm down dear. It’s only our country’s future you’re concerned about.


        • 211
          Frankie Maude and his Billions of pounds of saved taxpayers' money says:

          I agree.

          Zero immigration and we will be able to reduce basic rate income tax to 15% and increase the Inheritance tax threshold to £86,000,000


  45. 193
    Barry Norman Bates says:

    Film titles for Clegg:

    Eyes Wide Shut
    See No Evil Hear No Evil
    Liar Liar
    True Lies


  46. 195
    Ah! so that's OK says:

    FURIOUS Ulrika Jonsson slammed Stan Collymore for admitting he hit her — yet still trying to claim HE is a victim.
    Collymore, 43, tweeted yesterday he had “struck her with an open hand, once” at a Paris bar during the 1998 World Cup.

    Recalling the attack, his ex Ulrika said: “I am shocked but not surprised by what he says. There were at least 20 witnesses there who know it certainly was NOT one hit with an open hand. He kicked me in the head three time


    • 202
      They are all Hypocrits at the BBC says:

      He’s a Beeboid. Nuff Said.


    • 203
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      More the fool her for going out with the idiot.


      • 209
        Mrs Jack Dromey says:

        I dunno…maybe he has a big black cock!


        • 253
          Our Stan is a lovely mixed-race lad says:

          Collymore had a relationship with Ulrika Jonsson which ended after he punched her in a Parisian bar in 1998.

          He later married Estelle Williams. The couple divorced in 2007 and Collymore was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill her and burn down her parents’ house in 2007.

          In 2004, Collymore was accused of taking part in dogging at Cannock Chase by an undercover News of the World reporter. He lost his job at BBC Radio 5 Live over the incident.


  47. 206
    Citizen Khan says:

    The Handycocks must have a side bet as to who will go to gaol first.

    They all know meh.


  48. 208
    Is just isn't right! says:

    Fuck me, what is a woman doing commentating on the cricket on Five Live Extra?
    Is nothing sacred?


    • 212
      Do shut up says:

      Next you’ll be saying women shouldn’t be allowed to become prime minister.


    • 216
      English ethnically cleansed Britain says:

      Only the institution of white, heterosexual, middle-aged, right-wing, drinking and smoking men is not sacred anymore.


  49. 210
    Bennies Street says:

    An iPhone 5, flat screen TV, Blu Ray player, iPad and Sky TV are not luxuries, they’re a human right.


    • 221
      Mr Happy says:

      Too right.

      You can get up off your fat arse and buy your own with your own fucking money.

      I will fight to the very end to ensure you have the right to do so.


      • 228
        LibLabConners says:

        Quite so. You can have even more bennies if you carry on voting for us.


        • 252
          Ed Milliband says:

          During our last time in government we arranged tax credits so that a family drawing a single minimum wage would have the same net disposable income as the family of a brain surgeon.

          For our next trick, and to be able to keep our promises to those twats that keep voting for us, we will ensure that people working on the counter at Starbucks will get paid double what a brain surgeon gets paid.

          We will call this policy “One Nation Social Justice” or some such bollox, although our opponents will call it “the ticket to Australia policy”.


  50. 215
    Tosser Dave says:

    Thanks Nickelarse. All your Libdump sex scandals are a very useful smokescreen to distract the meeja from my daily deficit of £250+ MILLION.

    That’s still nearly £5 per day extra debt for every one of the stupid plebs and their kids.

    I’ve been in “power”for nearly 4 years now. I can’t just keep on blaming Gorgon & Bollux. This overspending is NOW MY FAULT


  51. 220
    Righties says:

    How many righties does it take to change a lightbulb?

    None. They get their servant to do it while they sit and blame gays for the old lightbulb not working.


    • 224
      Paddy from London says:

      i think the answer is three.

      One to hold the bulb and two to turn the ladder.


    • 225
      Casual Observer 2 says:

      If the gays just shut up, instead of endlessly promoting their perverted lifestyle, they wouldn’t attract so much antagonism.


    • 229
      Rickytshirt says:

      How many Lefties does it take to change a lightbulb? None. They would have an unpaid intern do it whilst publicly denouncing such things as slave labour.


      • 261
        Comrade Ralph says:

        How many commies does it take to kill a kitten?

        We will have the answers in May 2016 when the newly formed Commision of Feline Temination and Disposal completes it’s feasability study and publishes a detailed report.


  52. 223
    Tosser Dave says:

    P.S. When’s the first bumsex marriage due? That will distract the meeja as well, apart from consolidating the pink vote. I’m really proud of that legislation.
    Who needs traditional marriage? Wimmin and children ? Sod them, it’s my gay mates that count.


    • 226
      HoP Gay Mafia says:

      You see, we knew you’d come round to our way of thinking!


    • 234
      Alex Dumas says:

      Just look at the economic growth bum sex marriage has brought to the glorious Fifth Republic that is otherwise known as France.


    • 238
      kmc says:

      Just wait until we’ve got sentient robots that are physically the same as humans. Human partners? Hell no. Uber kinky robot sex is the future! Programmed to please, they’ll never say no. Ever! Wow.

      My girlfriend is pretty broadminded and adventurous, but even so – when the time comes, she’s being replaced by a robot.

      And she can of course replace me with one, too. Fair’s fair.


    • 271
      inside out says:

      Regents Park Mosque Friday 13th March 2014,at 2pm.We should all attend to cheer the “bride”.


  53. 231

    Three hours without a new page.

    What was H@**y up to last night?


  54. 232
    Anonymous says:


  55. 241
  56. 242
    Righties says:

    Wiki Guido writes about unwanted advances from male Tory MPs. Why, that almost suggests there are gay Tories in the closet, the same ones who openly condemn gays, just like many commenters here who have a strange fixation with talking about bumsex. It’s almost as if there are a lot of closeted gay righties protesting too much about how they find gays disgusting. Never expected that from the party of butch heteros and straight marriage.


    • 269
      Anonymous says:

      I’m still waiting for the Daily Mail to out the “12 gay MPs who voted against gay marriage”


  57. 247
    Ed is part of the problem, not the solution says:


    • 256
      FFS says:

      So let me get this straight.

      You got into coalition with the LimpDems to form a majority government so you could push legislation through Parliament.

      It turns out you can’t push legislation through Parliament.

      Then you blame the Labour party even though they are in the minority.

      Isn’t the real truth that YOU ARE FUCKING USELESS!!!!!!!!


  58. 249
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    Isn’t this Handycock character the bloke who was knocking off that Russian sort with the nice legs and bristols in his office?

    I wonder where she is now?


  59. 266
    rimmyarsehole says:

    Would any woman who would willingly go down on 67-year old sex God Handycock reply to this post, telling us their reason


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