January 27th, 2014

Dear Nick, ‘Please Stop’ Him ‘Before Someone Else is Abused’
Tape Proves Downing Street Received Hancock Warning in ’11

The heartbreaking pleas from a vulnerable young woman to Nick Clegg have been revealed. As reported in this morning’s Sun, the Deputy Prime Minister cruelly ignored a letter from “Annie”, sent under her real name, as she begged three years ago to “please stop” MP Mike Hancock “before it is too late before someone else gets hurt and abused by him.” 

The Portsmouth South constituent, who is accusing her MP of abusing her after she went to him for help, sent Clegg this chilling warning in March 2011:

“He cannot be trusted and he is a liability to women, public and also your party. Stop the behaviour from him and his staff and whoever is involved with Mr Hancock as this is holy wrong. And please reply to this letter as it is very important to me that I get answers from you”

Nick Clegg said on Friday that he was “appalled” when he “first heard specific allegations” at the beginning of 2013 and that he had “acted immediately” to suspend Hancock as MP. He said “some letters were sent and some were not received.” This one was.

Guido can now reveal that “Annie’s” damning letter definitely reached the Deputy Prime Minister’s office in Downing Street. A secret tape recording has emerged proving that No. 10 civil servants had received the letter and told “Annie” and it would be specifically passed on to Clegg’s Political Office. Guido is not running the full tape in order to protect “Annie’s” identity, but the extract below proves the Downing Street communications office, having checked “Annie’s” postcode, were clearly aware of the content of the letter and had passed it on to Clegg’s people:

No.10: Ok, this is a complaint regarding your MP Mike Hancock… 

Annie: Yes

No.10: Because this is a political issue it is being passed to the political section to deal with rather than us at the communication office because we are civil servants we are not really able to comment on matters like this. So what I can do is get in touch with the Political Office and say that you have called up inquiring about your letter.

Nick Clegg’s Political Office never replied to “Annie”, ignoring her warning “before it is too late before someone else gets hurt and abused by him.” Shame on them.


138 Comments

  1. 1

    I’m Nick the Clegg, deedle, eedle, eedle, um
    With my Handy leg, deedle, eedle, eedle, um

    • 28
      ancientpopeye says:

      And the idiot Clegg is still in office.
      Why hasn’t Cameron sacked him, he didn’t hang about when Andrew Mitchell was corruptly accused of some trivia.

      • 53
        Anonymous says:

        You cannot sack a member of another party. You cannot sack a coalition partner unless they split and rule in a minority or have a GE.

        • 78
          Morgan's Organ says:

          The games up Clegg, the ‘my office wasn’t aware line’ won’t wash anymore. Resign, apologise and disappear in ignominy perhaps Alex Salmond may be able to offer you asylum in a new personal fiefdom he’s trying to establish.

          • Simon in a taxi says:

            “Resign, apologise and disappear” is an oxymoron the political psyche.

          • Anonymous says:

            Pitch bend it!

          • Ahh says:

            Women lie

            They are not angels who only speak the truth.

            And they do not need to believed just because they’re of the female gender.

            Women lie sometimes – shocking but true.

          • Anonymous says:

            He’ll be off to the eu where he belongs on a nice fat salary, expenses and enormous pension. Never done a proper job and not likely too now.

        • 96
          Anonymous says:

          Did you mean to say “govern” as a party?

        • 100
          Black Rod says:

          The Primeminister can sack any member of his cabinet but would involve having a moral compass and a backbone so Clegg is safe!

      • 114
        Miranda Mandlebum says:

        Clegg is ‘yesterday’s man’, and he knows it. He’s awaiting the call from the evil EU to become a Commissioner.
        Luvvly jubbly!

      • 115
        BrewsForsite says:

        Clegg is yesterday’s man’, and he knows it. Clinging on before the Limp-Dem Titanic sinks.

        Awaiting the call from the evil EU to become a Commissioner! Luvvly Jubbly!

    • 122
      Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

      Jo Swinson is too busy with her major campaign to breast feed in the HoC and has no time to pass comment on the abuse of young women in the LibDem Party.

      She has redefined hypocrisy and political opportunism

      She has never explained whether she had to take the Reynard test to be nominated for her winnable seat

  2. 2
    nell says:

    This is what happens with lies and cover ups – the truth eventually comes out. cleggie is left with egg on his face.

    • 18
      Who'se an incompetent tow-rag then Clegg says:

      Hopefully shit stained underwear too. Fucking useless tw@

    • 22
      I dislike socialists intensely says:

      This is what Libdems do , lie and cheat It is in their DNA . You can never trust
      them to keep their word ,look how they welshed on the fair boundary changes .

      • 99
        walking into darkness says:

        it’s just another step closer to Clegg’s retirement to an EU Commissioner role where his wife gets to wield unlimited power, and where she can inspirationally spout on to impressionable teenage girls about women can really make it on their own in the world, and that all they need to do is marry well.

  3. 3
    Sunny Jim says:

    Repeat this disgusting story loud and often. Clegg and the other LibDems should be dead in the water, come the election

    • 59
      Jack Ketch says:

      When’s the next opinion poll? They are already in single digits.

      • 82
        Jack Sparrow says:

        Not saying its bad but the Lib Dem share of the vote is getting so low now the only thing they can do is start moving the decimal point.

  4. 4
    kmc says:

    “whoever is involved with Mr Hancock as this is holy wrong.”

    I suspect a Bishop.

  5. 5
    Mornington Crescent says:

    “A **political** issue”??

    Call me naïve but I always thought “abusing” people was a criminal matter. Silly me.

    • 74
      Lord Stansted says:

      Yes, I thought that. WTF aren’t the Police involved? At the least, they should talk to Clegg about withholding information about a possible crime.

    • 117
      Nick Clog says:

      It was a political matter because it might have lead to political embarrassment for my party.
      Events have proved my case.

      Now the most important thing is to get the emssage accross that we have done the right thing, learned lessons, and moved on.

  6. 6
    Nick Clegg says:

    I has tinnitus that week so I couldn’t have possibly listened to that call.

  7. 7
    The man is incompetent, a liar, a charlatan, and is not fit to hold office says:

    Well Cleggy?

  8. 8

    The weight of evidence against all the Lib Dem actors in this is overwhelming – Hancock, Vernon-Jackson, Clegg, Cllr Stevens who stalled the disciplinary process because “Mike is my friend”. They have all got to go.

    • 77
      Lord Stansted says:

      They’ll go at the next Election – I hope! But some of them – maybe all – should go prison too.

      • 102
        Jim says:

        In all seriousness, though, why on earth are these people allowed to get away with lying and stealing and general sculduggery?
        Surely there is some authority in the country, somewhere, who can say ‘Oi, you said you didn’t know, on TV, and you did know’ ‘You’re a liar and you’re out’
        It can’t ALL be a conspiracy that the police don’t simply prosecute these chaps, is it?!

  9. 10
  10. 11
    Gordon MacBreath says:

    I kissed a girl.
    I liked it

  11. 12
    JMF says:

    I see there was a story over the weekend about another LimpDem Armprit Optic
    trying to snog schoolgirls.

  12. 13
    Executive Summary says:

    LibDems – (DNR) DO NOT RESUCITATE

  13. 15
    Clegg, Nicholas William Peter aka Useless says:

    I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry that I’m a total piece of shit.

  14. 19
    The Critic says:

    Perhaps Nick is following this advice?

    ‘It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt’

    I don’t think any of us are in doubt though?

  15. 21
    The British media are cunts says:

    And yet the entire British press and media is silent on this. Not a peep from the BBC, perhaps the BBC see no problem with what Handycock got up to.

    • 30
      Di Rear says:

      Can you imagine if Hancock was a UKIP councillor, Brillo, Wark Paxo, Humphries, Channel 4, Sky, Torygraph, Daily Wail, would be over the story like a rash.

      • 63
        Bias says:

        Nope but if this was a part time Tory parish councillor then it would be a newsnight special as well.

    • 34
      Anon...........& Voting UKIP.ORG says:

      Has a Mas*onic edict come down from on high to stop the MSM reporting ???

      • 88
        B & B says:

        Strange isn’t it? Hardly anything in the papers about Handycock. Perhaps the authorities and their MSM propaganda rags are scared of a domino effect.

        How many other skeletons in the Parliamentary closet are waiting to come tumbling out?

      • 126
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Indeed – and don’t forget the masons operate across the whole political spectrum, the legal spectrum and have their dirty criminal police lodges as well.

        Portsmouth City Council / appointed Recorders (Senior Judges) at Portsmouth Crown Court / all ‘tied’ to the Lodges.

    • 66
      BBC News Editor says:

      This is unimpotant Westminster gossip and will be aired no doubt by local radio, or whatever they call themselves. Now if it had been the TORIES ………

      • 106
        The British media are cunts says:

        It’s typical of the press to ignore anything that Limp Dims or Labour get up to.

  16. 22
    Sally at the Seaside says:

    No shredders remaining on sale in Staples, Portsmouth today. Possible council bulk order.

    • 72
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      Whatever happened to the last Government’s paperless office initiative?

  17. 24
    Di Rear says:

    The MSM aren’t really interested, they’re too busy trying to ditch the dirt on UKIP with pathetic tittle tattle.

  18. 26
    Lloyd George says:

    Goaty Liberal politicians with facial hair deserve love, too!

  19. 27
    Joe Public & all Voting UKIP.ORG says:

    And EUSSR loving Cleggy can rest assured we will have our say
    on these vile depraved matters & others at the ballot box, regardless
    of any impending criminal prosecutions

    Something he as well as CMDD should keep focused on as they
    both use mendacity & manipulation in there continuing lust of
    POWER over US at any price.!!!

    Its time for real change instead of just another reshuffling of
    the fully public funded deck chairs…..keeping them in the style
    to which they demand !!

  20. 29
    Axe the telly tax says:

    Someone on the last thread tried to guess how the BBC would handle the Mirror hacking story. The suggestion was quite good but not to be outdone the BBC have now burst into life with the NoW up front and centre and the other paper.

    “Former journalist Dan Evans has admitted hacking phones while working at the News of the World and the Sunday Mirror, the phone-hacking trial hears.”

    The inference for this one journalist is its him on this occasion and not the paper unlike all the others on the right. Left wing Damage limitation and crisis management at its best.

    • 37
      Axe the telly tax says:

      They do point out this in the story though but a way in.

      “The jury heard Evans had pleaded guilty to hacking at the Sunday Mirror between 2003 and 2005 and at the News of the World up to 2010. He also pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office between 2005 and 2010.”

      So all this phone hacking started at the Mirror ?
      How long was he at the NoW was it from 2005?
      All the offences occurred under a labour government , more poor regulation?

      • 39
        Mirror mirror going to the wall who is the biggest liar of them all? says:

        And this

        Evans said he was taught to hack phones at the Sunday Mirror: “I was taken to one side… by a very senior executive and told that I was going to be tasked with something that was a secret and he proceeded to show me how to hack a voicemail for the first time.”

  21. 31
    Nick Clegg invoking McDoom says:

    I’m off to the high court later as I need to stop ‘the truth’ being subject to legitimate expectation.

    • 35
      Lost in Clacton says:

      An injunction is the last port of call of the scoundrel.

    • 40
      I like beer says:

      Best to cancel those Easter Foreign Holidays we could just have an Election on our hands unless we are happy for the finger fondlers to remain holding our cheque books until May 2015.

      • 69
        The British Public says:

        We remain sanguine about all manner of perversion, corruption & gerrymandering.

        As long as we get our tax credits, Sky TV, Hello magazine, beer, bread and circuses we are perfectly happy with everything.

        One idiot one vote democracy is a boon to the corrupt, because Britain is full of idiots.

  22. 31
    An indignant little man in a crash helmet says:

    The words “prison” “thrown away the keys” and “they are not fit for public office ” spring to mind.

    Are there any Police men left who could act ?

    • 33
      Bernard Haggen Daaz says:

      As I told the Taylor inquiry the other day, NO

      • 70
        Downing St gate Squad says:

        We are free
        We can assure you of absolute honesty and total integrity as we fit up another minister. We good a great line in name calling, works a treat every time. Bit of a hiccup on the last one though we must get the “shocked and distressed witness to the entire incident” a little closer than 50 miles away. Be good if it wasn’t another plod either come to think if it

    • 109
      ron Vibbentrop says:

      No, they are too busy claiming to be plebs

  23. 36
    Tricky Dicky. says:

    Disgraceful.

  24. 38
    Motormouth on the Sky News sofa says:

    Anybody know who has the keys to the Traitors’ Gate? Looks like we may be needing them before much longer.

  25. 44
    Persona non grata says:

    Shares in Trinity Mirror down 3%

  26. 45
    Green policies are going to kill 30,000 people this winter says:

    Never mind.

    If the Ukranians lynch a few people and a couple of cattle farmers in Somerset drown in the next 48 hours this story will be dead;

    Live to fight another day.

  27. 46
    Anonymous says:

    Anymore stuff coming out Guido?

  28. 47
    Point of order says:

    Why does the header say Downing St knew which infers that No 10 knew. This is a lib dem issue and an appalling one but is Clegg living at no 10 or have a office there in No 10

    Genuine question as saying Downing st. infers Cameron and the Tories were involved, knew directly of this when clegg did and then aided in the cover up. None of which has been mentioned before let alone proven and even if they were aware this was an internal party issue.

  29. 48
    bergen says:

    I suppose Clegg reasoned that if he tried to enforce reasonable behavior from his MPs he would have very few to lead.

  30. 51
    A special law for a dude called Jude says:

    When faced with a couple of angry ex girlfriends the old ” I had no idea what was going on and am now horrified” defence is always the best.

  31. 52
    Went missing in the internal post...sorry says:

    Is there any documentary evidence(or taped evidence) though that the Political Office ever received the letter otherwise there’s no trail leading directly to Clegg. He can deny having received it and continue to brazen it out whilst the unfortunate civil servant on the tape gets “shat” on from a great height and takes the rap for the letter not being received.

    • 59
      Long John Silver's parrot says:

      Lost in the internal post you say?

      Now you can see what happens when you employ subcontractors in the mistaken belief that you will save a few bob.

    • 61
      Vince Cable says:

      I believe it went missing at the same time as the Royal Mail valuation letter.

      Boaz

      • 67
        Long John Silver's parrot says:

        Royal Mail shares going for a bargain 5.60 this afternoon after hitting 6.10 earlier this year.

        Have people been interviewed under caution yet?

        • 81
          Prices only go up when demand exceed supply says:

          So what do you think the chances are of the price staying at 5.60 if the government released the other 50% of the shares?

  32. 54
    Neitherdeadnoralive says:

    How can Clegg keep getting away with these lies that he did not know about these peoples abuses ? (rhetorical question) !

    • 65
      RomaBob.... Buy Beeg Issue! says:

      For him “Sorry” is not the hardest word, he just doesn’t mean it :)

  33. 68
    House of Ill Repute says:

    The proles are starting to become restless because of our letching and thieving.

    Best start a war.

    • 86
      The Ukranians are revolting says:

      Just man the barricades outside Downing Street and bring your primus stoves and sleeping bags.

      Free lunches/interviews in the Cheshire Cheese

  34. 73
    Lord Rearguard says:

    Why did the media make such a fuss about me?
    I never got the pink pencil out and asked a lady to write a note with it.

    And yet, I was called a sex pest!

    The media are strange, strange folk.

  35. 79
    bergen says:

    That letter was “bad news” and everyone knew it so it was passed from hand to hand, office to office until it eventually reached some poor sod at junior level deemed expendable if its receipt subsequently became an issue.

  36. 84
    Perse O'Nalley says:

    Now weasel your way out of that Clegg, you lying fuckpig.

    • 91
      John Bellingham says:

      What’s the flying time to Brussels, or maybe Vallalodid in Spain? Time to take up a vitally important role to ensure Britain’s continued loyalty to the European Ideal in the face of the increasing attacks of the vicious UKIP.

      • 93
        Perse O'Nalley says:

        ‘Vicious UKIP?’….oh that’ll be me then.

        • 97
          John Bellingham says:

          Yes, it’s you bloody interfering with the weather that is causing all these poor Lib Dems to wave their parts around and fiddle with anything with two legs or more. You are probably to blame for that former Tory Deputy Speaker re-training as a Parliamentary tail-gunner too!

  37. 90
    WobblyJim says:

    “Political Issue”?

    No it isn’t a f**king political issue at all, it’s an issue of a pervy old man who likes to interfere with children, especially disabled kids being protected from account by institutional criminality.

    It’s also an issue of high ranking politicians who abuse their powers by ignoring criminality within their ranks rather than risk their own place at the top trough.

    arse-holes the lot of them.

  38. 94
    Bleep bleep says:

    …….Sir Richard Sheperd,good speech!! H.O.C

    • 98
      Sickening says:

      Indeed it was….
      A picture of the swathes of empty green benches today should be published far and wide, and thrown in the faces of any LibLabCon canvasser knocking at your door in the euro election

  39. 95
    Nichola Clegg says:

    I have ordered an action plan.

  40. 104
    JJJ & Partners says:

    Only for the moment are we saying nothing…

  41. 105
    LadyGaga says:

    Mike Hancock has gone to Strasbourg apparently.

    Which is nice.

  42. 110
    Anonymous says:

    MH is no longer a member of the Lib Dem’s in Pompey, that’s Council and Parliament- he is an Independent…. So why is he still on a Council Committee supported by the Lib Dem Councillors? They should stop digging the hole they are digging, 8 Lib Dem Councillors are up for re-election, perhaps they don’t want to be re-elected. Put him on the back benches as an Independent with no responsibilities or influence, and let him deal with his court case, and let the council try and clear up the mess he has caused.

    • 123
      Turdwatcher says:

      Because he knows where the bodies are buried and has the support of Leader of the Council and the Liberal Democrat Group, Gerald Vernon-Jackson.

      Who also happens to be on the National Executive of the Liberal Democrats and a friend of Lord Rennard, his former boss in the LimpDem swarm.

      LimpDems really are the most foul bunch of political chancers and Clegg is wholly powerless to change anything.

  43. 111
    John CM Smiley says:

    the LibDems really are nasty pieces of work

  44. 112
    Truthteller says:

    They couldn’t care less.

  45. 116
    LadyGaga says:

    One resigned over him being kept on.

  46. 118
    Universal Hiss says:

    & people think I’m stupid for voting SNP & for the yes vote.

  47. 119
    Putin Itabout says:

    We don’t careski.
    You have no navy in Portsmouth. Hancock is no good to us anymore.
    We will send Russian girls to Dave.
    He is one of us.

  48. 120
    Labour Loather says:

    It is shameful how this poor woman was ignored & there is powerful truth in the allegation that the BBC has been remiss in highlighting the story.
    The Lib- Dems continue to cover themselves in excretia & deserve & will surely get an electoral drubbing.

  49. 121
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    The moral compass of the LibDems
    1. Jeremey Thorpe – Pillow biting
    2. Cyril Smith – Little Boys
    3. Paddy Pants Down
    4. Charles Kennedy – drunk
    5. Mark Oaten – Don’t go there
    6. Lembit Opik – Little Girls
    7. Chris Huhne – Congenital liar and sexual pervert
    8. David Laws – Liar and thief
    9. Lord Reynard – Sexual pervert
    10. Mike Hancock – Sexual pervert
    11. Nick Clegg – Congenital liar, he claimed he hadn’t been told about Hancock and Reynard
    12. Jo Swinson : The new definition is hypocrisy for all her support for the LibDem women during the Reynard affair
    13. Vince Cable – The new definition for political loyalty

  50. 125
    Anonymous says:

    So can any accusation of major wrongdoing be brushed aside as a “Political Issue”?

  51. 130
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    Clegg’s continued statements about a lack of knowledge of complaints against Hancock have all the plausibility and honesty of a Huhne denial.

  52. 131
    fendel says:

    Is there anyone more odious in politics than Nick Clegg?

    He’s even worse than Balls!

  53. 133
    SavileRow says:

    What do you expect from a man called ‘Handcock’

  54. 134
  55. 135

    I love this site :)

  56. 137
    treetop91 says:

    This sort of issue must be getting debated all over the BBC News rooms and The Guardian offices ? Now,if only it was Rupert Murdoch or any low level tory councillor it might be !


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