January 28th, 2014

LibDem Cllr Suspended for Child Rape Charges (After 4 Months)

21 year old Ryan Hope appeared at Dorchester Crown Court in September last year. He had been charged with one count of raping a child, one count of rape, one count of sexual assault of a child and two counts of sexual assault. It was grim, but he denied it all.

Ryan Hope is also a LibDem councillor in Weymouth, Dorset:

“I was elected in May 2012 and represent the Liberal Democrats in the Westham North ward. I am also involved in Westham Pact, Westham Community Group, Weymouth Carnival and Weymouth Christmas Sparkle.”

Liberal Democrat HQ admitted to Guido late on Monday night that they had only suspended Cllr Hope that day, despite the widespread local media coverage the issue received last autumn and alleged direct warnings and notification:

“These are extremely serious allegations. Cllr Hope has been suspended both as a Liberal Democrat member and councillor pending the outcome of his trial. This should have happened last year but a failure to communicate the situation from the local party to the national party meant this did not happen.”

Another serious LibDem sex scandal, another failure to “communicate”. This has to stop. 


  1. 1
    JH3948902385932 says:

    Why does politics attract this type?

    Oh, hang on. I know.

  2. 2
    Podiceps says:

    The general impression is that Liberal Democrats go around with their fingers in their ears chanting ‘Na na na na na.’

  3. 3
    Joss Taskin says:

    Are there any LibDems who are not peedos, perverts, poofters , ponces or perverts ?

  4. 4
    FrankFisher says:

    There’s Charlie Kennedy,he’s just a drunk.

  5. 5
    Only chavs shop at Tesco says:

    Charlie’s also a complete waste of space.

  6. 6
    Lucky choirboy says:

    This is fun but not really all that interesting, Guido.
    Now, the work permit story, paying for “lost salary, the £10,000 fine, the echo of Patricia Scotland QC and so on. That is a story.

  7. 7
    Only chavs shop at Tesco says:

    That’s slightly unfair on C K, actually. He’s more bloody use than bloody Cleggover, which is saying next to nothing.

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    I object to your use of the word poofters. I find it very offensive. So withdraw it.

  9. 9
    Voice of Experience says:

    school; university; 18 months as a solicitor’s clerk; member of parliament; leader of the bum boys

    not of lot of useful experience really. Oh, and drinking.

  10. 10
    Na na na na na says:

    I cant hear you

  11. 11
    Paddy Pantsdown says:

    Are there any LibDems who are not peedos, perverts, poofters ,ponces, pissheads or perverts ?

  12. 12
    Slyman Huge, Senior Cockroach says:

  13. 13
    R. Youshore says:

    Nice try, Cleggy !

  14. 14
    LibDem secrets Rus says:

    So what is Sarah Teather’s dark secret?

  15. 15
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Lessons will be learned ?

  16. 16
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Beaker ?

  17. 17
    It's not Stand up Comedy says:

  18. 18
  19. 19
    Party Political on behalf of the Lib Dems says:

    By Danny Alexander – the only one likely not to be arrested for a serious criminal offence.

  20. 20
    My Learned Friend says:

    I learned to use learnt.

  21. 21
    RufusHound-Unfunny-hate-filled-BBCer says:

    Fuck me, are any of dose vermin normal fucking peepil??

  22. 22
    McAdder says:

    Ming’s too old to be any of those.

  23. 23
    Chuka rigs vote says:

  24. 24
    Fabians are EVIL says:

    Birds of a feather……….

  25. 25
    I am so enormousely richj says:

    I’m a straight kinda guy.

  26. 26
    Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

    Chukas certainly better off. He’s posing on a website of a Savile Row tailor now. This Obamalite p***k is a real opportunist. Basisically he doesn’t give a f**k which party he’s in. He just knows which way the wind blows.

  27. 27
    Podiceps says:

    … copy Teather.

  28. 28
    nod wink says:

    I hear he used to carry Gerald Kaufman’s lunch if you know what I mean.

  29. 29
    M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Wonders how she never complained about Rennard

    *innocent face*

  30. 30
    Ed miiikinnock mcluskeyband says:

    Labour lead drops to one point



  31. 31
    More vote rigging and gerrymandering from Labour says:

    Follows the EU except in that case you can’t say no

    Geedo should keep a close eye on this to see if this odious creep uses the outcomes to prove a point like out of touch etc. he will , oh he will because his persona will not allow him not too

    Never forget Falkirk and numerous other Labour constituencies

  32. 32
    A poll for the Independent says:

    Labours lead over the Tories drops to just one point


  33. 33
    Lib Dunny says:

    Well their fingers in something anyway.

  34. 34

    Even an old man has his dreams.

  35. 35
    lojolondon says:

    I have said this many times – the LibDems is the party for people who like to have sex with vulnerable people. For the safety of the very young, very old, disabled and damaged people all over the UK, they should jail the lot of them!

  36. 36
    His Lordship Kinocchio says:

    We are catching up Boyo. Were socialists too you know.

  37. 37
    William says:

    Don’t you know that all generalisations are wrong!

  38. 38
    Rinka Scott says:

    Never trust a Liberal.

    Never turn your back.

  39. 39
    Capibara Face says:

    No wonder Lord Rennard is denying so strenuously , being linked to a bit of slap and tickle with Sarah Teather is an allegation anyone would find humiliating.

  40. 40
    Gordon Brown says:

    Our lead in the polls has grown negatively.

  41. 41
    albacore says:

    You’ve never had a vote on the E U or immigration
    Parliamentary incompetence defies contemplation
    Alice in Wonderland inspired electoral tradition
    Erm, that might just reflect on the LibLabCon composition

  42. 42
    Mr Potato Head2 says:

    “The survey puts Labour on 33 per cent (down four points on last month) and the Conservatives on 32 per cent (unchanged), giving Labour its smallest lead in a ComRes poll for The Independent since December 2011, when two parties were level on 38 per cent.

    The UK Independence Party is now on 14 per cent (up four points on last month), while the Liberal Democrats are unchanged on 9 per cent despite the controversy over Lord Rennard, their former chief executive. These figures would give Labour an overall majority of just four seats, raising Tory hopes of denying Labour victory by next year’s general election.”

    Looks like the Labour vote is going to UKIP – as expected.

  43. 43
    White rabbit says:

    The latest style he’s modelling is called ‘pretentious vanity’
    Essential in this is exfoliating and 7 or 8 expensive watches.

  44. 44
    The British media are cunts says:

    You’d think by now the BBC would have given up trying to support Ed Balls. Today once again we have the BBC banging on about the wrong type of growth. So what is the right type BBC? More public spending, more public sector non jobs, more printing money?

    The current government might be useless because they are not cutting enough from public spending but at least they’re doing more than Labour managed.

    The BBC still wheel out mongs like Blanchflower and Portess to spout the left wing shite that everything is the fault of this government and that Ed Balls and McMong did nothing wrong.

  45. 45
    The British media are cunts says:

    33% would still put Red Ed in Downing Street. Even at 30% Labour would probably be the biggest party.

    Cameron’s biggest fuck up was not getting the boundary changes sorted, he should have known Clegg couldn’t be trusted on that and have made it a Tory red line.

  46. 46
    UKIP or bust says:

    Lucky this bloke is not in the fruitcake and loonie party, media would be outraged and folk would be banned by law for voting for them.

  47. 47
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:


  48. 48
    White rabbit says:

    Yes, they’re very keen on him aren’t they ? Starting to look like the BBC has turned into a preposterous cult. Following an agenda for destruction of UK.

  49. 49
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:


  50. 50
    Whiffler says:

    How many more cases like this are ‘in the post’ ?

  51. 51
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

  52. 52
    Mr Potato Head2 says:

    No Vince, the EU is holding back UK economic recovery.

  53. 53
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    We only allow Labour supporters in.

  54. 54
    Village Idiot says:

    ……That ,sir,is extremely accurate ,given the relentless evidence to support your assertion!………..(please send liz a small donation.)

  55. 55
    Mr Potato Head2 says:

    Can’t believe the pervy party are still polling 9%. Who are these people? What are these people?

  56. 56
    bergen says:

    The BBC is starting to reek of desperation in its efforts to try to make Balls credible. His announcements are treated as if they were Holy Writ. Apart from Andrew Neill, no-one at the BBC has attempted to cross-examine him on why his forcasts have been entirely wrong so far and for his part in the mess to start with.

    Most of us on this blog suspected that the BBC would go into pro-Labour overdrive in the run-up to the next election. Cameron should have settled accounts on Day one. He’s no-one else to blame.

  57. 57
    Eulogy For Ed Balls says:

    Pete Seeger has died.

    So the BBC are having a lefty liberal wank-a-thon to mourn his passing yet remind all that he was considered a communist, which is now considered persecution.

    For Ed Balls, the following track is worth playing over and over:

    – Whilst Labour look at the little boxes on the flood plains that they did not build enough of when in office, whilst they sent the economy down the Swanee River.

  58. 58
    Anonymous says:

    Let’s see what Clegg has to say about this abject failure to act.

  59. 59
    Liblabcon and friends attack major threat. says:

    UKIP had a Christian councillor recently defected from the Tories who quoted and interpreted the Bible. All of the media condemn UKIP for this, even though UKIP immediately suspended him.

    LibDems have a councillor charged with very serious sexual crimes, LibDems do nothing, media say nothing.

  60. 60
    Village Idiot says:

    …….Childish,infantile behaviour,and not the calibre one would expect from one of our right honourables!…..They must think the populace is thick…….er……….oh ,we’re doomed!

  61. 61
    The BBC are cunts says:

    When the next Tory sex scandal emerges we shall be screaming ‘Tory sleaze’ from the rooftops for weeks.

  62. 62
    Fuck the EU says:


  63. 63
    Grace Slick says:

    …Careful with that moniker?

  64. 64
    Anonymong says:

    Withdraw the cock from your arse.

    Sorry, hook from your mouth. You appear to have been “fished in”.


  65. 65
    Mark Oaten (LibDem) says:

    Pervs ?

  66. 66
    The FibDemon party says:

    Postal Voters.

  67. 67
    Questions the media are not asking says:

    What is the Prime Minister going to do today to justify his salary ?

  68. 68
    Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

  69. 69
    Village Idiot says:

    ……When I was growing up in the shires,in the 50’s, we were made to go to sunday school,to church and to chapel…Christianity was drilled into us,then at school age ,primary school would have assembly every morning,where we were taught about God’s punishment for wrongdoing…Then,big school,which was a church of England school,with more teachings about how to live a good life!….All that was taught to most of my generation ,and the country was considered a Christian country! …Even if you fell off your bike and gravel rashed your knees,it was punishment from god for some sinful act or thought!!…So,given that background,is it any wonder some believe our actions can bring the wrath of God?…..For my own part,i am not religious,but a fatalist!

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Is he still using sock suspenders?

  71. 71
    Herman van Rompuy, unelected president of Britain, says:

    Well, he’s going to give me £58 million, as he does each and every day. This is what British Prime Ministers do. This is their purpose.

  72. 72
    Jeremy 'TaxPlan' Paxman says:


  73. 73
    I don't believe it! says:

    Doesn’t he look like Victor Meldrew?

  74. 74
    UKID DING says:

    A cross between Victor Meldrew and Captain Mainwaring ?

  75. 75
    Elsie Hargreaves 5 Railway Terrace Dewsbury says:

    Just because someone is charged with a sexual offence doesn’t mean they are guilty.

    Just look at Ken Barlow. They have already thrown out one charge because the complainant couldn’t remember exactly what had happened.

    Then there was that Kevin Webster. Blimey the evidence was paper thin on that one from the off.

    Then there was all that trouble with Mr Davidson which was a storm in a teacup and has now ruined his career.

    If you ask me that Jimmy savile character has a lot to answer for. I never used to like him when he was alive. I don’t know what it was but there was just something about him that didn’t stack up.

    Who in their right mind decided he should be knighted baffles me to this day.

    As he once worked down the mines I suspect it was one of his Socialist pals.

    Enough said.

  76. 76
    Tosser Dave says:

    A mere little local difficulty. Such things are only to be expected in our Coalition paradise that also legislated for bumsex marriage.

  77. 77
    an awkward bastard says:

    That Stig Abel is a nasty man.

    Making a snide and derogatory comment about someone based upon where they were born.

  78. 78
    and says:

    BBC favourite Rufus Hound campaigned for the Lib Dems in
    the last election.

  79. 79
    an indignant little man in a crash helmet says:

    Can I join in please?

  80. 80
    A BBC Special Correspondent says:

    One plus one equals two

    Two plus two equals ?

  81. 81
    Tosser Dave says:

    Yes, of course Herman.

    I’m also expecting an update about the Indian Mars Mission that I stole taxpayers’ money to help pay for (indirectly, you understand. It was supposed to help the poor in India that their government don’t give a shit about)

  82. 82
    Mr Happy says:

    What have they suspended this Liberal person by might I ask?

    I would suggest his testicles.

    This whole story like the whole Liberal party is sick sick sick.

  83. 83
    Joe Public II says:

    All religions are total bollux. There is no paradise. There are no impatient virgins. It’s all fucking rubbish.

  84. 84
    Hugh janus says:

    Why do the Lump Dumbs in particular seem to have more than their fair share of these scandals??

  85. 85
    Herman van Rompuy, unelected president of Britain, says:

    Excellent. Perhaps, though, the £11 billion you spend each year on, er, ‘foreign aid’ could perhaps be transferred to me. I believe, and Baroso will back me up on this, that I can spend it far more effectively than you. On myself, mainly.

    So, let’s increase your membership fee of the free trade area from £22 billion to £33 billion. We’ll round it up to £40 billion in due course.

  86. 86
    The flaw in your plan says:

    Liberal Democrats don’t have testicles.

  87. 87
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    The Lib Dems must be down to their core pervert vote.

  88. 88
    British smoked bacon says:

    What do you know. The Prophet married a six-year old and consummated the marriage when she turned nine. And look how many million people are prepared to die for that kiddie fiddler – even today. Perhaps Jimmy Savile and Ryan Hope etc. just have poor marketing behind them.

  89. 89

    Surely not even Rennard !!!

  90. 90
    Hugh janus says:

    …or even Limp (although they seem to be anything but).

  91. 91
    Moderated by the Guardian for saying what a bunch of Cunts. says:

    Jesus H Christ on a bike! That is all.

  92. 92
    Proof Reader says:

    You miss his point entirely.

  93. 93
    FFS says:

    Another photo where Ed looks like an utter mong.

  94. 94
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Was that a poll held by a select number of local Con Assocs. Boy, there is going to be a lot of fun when the worms start wriggling from the covers in the Con party, who knows, The Master might change his mind over backing the Cons and back UKip (unlikely I know) you know how The Master likes to back a winner, “It wus the Sun wot wun it”, the Fokkers will have change their tune.

  95. 95
    Nick's a prick who hates competiton says:

    How exactly did Clegg burn down that greenhouse ?
    Did he start by rubbing two boy scouts together ?
    We should be told.

  96. 96
    Handycock says:

    Good news. Takes the heat off me although I’m still poorly.

  97. 97
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Mr Hu, that it is quite easy really, it is that the Limpy Dems do not have the big meeja bosses to support them so they are the ones to kick, the UKippers have slight tentative press backing, they still think UKip is composed of ex-Cons but it has taken from all parties (but Nige will have to sort out the nutters that seem to joined UKip) , the Cons have the big money boys behind them and a lot of the dead tree press, Liebore have Mirror Group and Guardian Group.

  98. 98
    Psyche the Dog says:

    “not of lot of useful experience really. Oh, and drinking.” what do you expect he is a Jock, mind the Fokkers are not behind the wall when it comes to boozing

  99. 99
    Psyche the Dog says:

    He is a Con anyway as is Cleggie really

  100. 100

    There’s plenty of ‘em.

  101. 101
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Another one to add to this list of degenerates

    1. Jeremy 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 for hypocrisy for all her support for the LibDem women during the Reynard affair
    13. Vince Cable – The new definition for political loyalty

  102. 102
    Tosser Dave says:

    Don’t worry Handy, we LibConners will look after you.

  103. 103
    Psyche the Dog says:

    In this present government 70 is not considered to be an old man, most of you lot will probably have to work until your 70, maybe longer if your sure fire pension pot goes out of the window eg your firm goes bust along with your pension, or your own pension provision goes bust.

  104. 104
    Hugh Janus says:

    Sneering Paxo at his very best.

    Ballsup walked straight into the ‘Miliprat has changed his mind’ trap. Delicious.

    Car crash interviews don’t come much better than this.

  105. 105
    Psyche the Dog says:

    M, and far do think that would have got her?

  106. 106
    Hugh Janus says:

    So the Grauniad no longer supports the Yellow Bellies?

  107. 107
    Psyche the Dog says:

    He’s realy a Tory

  108. 108
  109. 109
    Psyche the Dog says:

    They are politicians what do you expect, if Fokker is to be believed all the parties seem to have had more their fair share of deviants, it must be some sort of requirement.

  110. 110
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Pinching Silent Bob’s line again?

  111. 111
    Psyche the Dog says:

    What about that Aussie guy working in the heart of CCHQ?

  112. 112
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Oh it was that second rate, B film actor’s organisation that stirred that one up

  113. 113
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Whenever a Con has been a naughty little boy/girl (sometimes an inbetweener) initially have their leaders full backing, until public opinion goes against them, that does not just apply to Dodgy Dave eg a minister getting his sectretary pregnant after an affair.

  114. 114
    They're going down like flies says:

    Is there anyone left in the Lib-Dems? So many suspensions for sex scandals.

  115. 115
    Lib Dems says:

    we are closing up. There are so many sex or other scandals there is no one left.

  116. 116
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Well done, Nige, he has avowed to sort of the odd balls out in UKip, religious and otherwise, he has left it rather late though, 4 months to EU elections. The leaders of the LibDems have got to get their act together and do some sorting out themselves or they will be disappear without trace after the GE. Dodgy Dave has got to make sure that NO scandles hit the Cons from here until after the GE. It is no good walking behind a muck spreader directing the tractor driver you will get cover in ….

  117. 117

    Wouldn’t anyone turn to drink if they found themselves having to lead a bunch of dodgy political charlatans like the Liberal Democrats?

  118. 118
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Ooooh that sounds really painfull

  119. 119
    Psyche the Dog says:

    “Just because someone is charged with a sexual offence doesn’t mean they are guilty.” That is true, 1963/4 is a very long time ago, very difficult to prove on way or another, besides, he’s a Tory

  120. 120
    Psyche the Dog says:

    You did it Dave old lad, they had legal partnerships but why marriages?

  121. 121
    Psyche the Dog says:

    If proved beyond reasonable doubt, castration and release back into the comunity

  122. 122
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Didn’t our monarchs in more recent times get married as early as 6 or younger but not comsumate the marriage until either of them was 16

  123. 123
    Psyche the Dog says:

    You have your own little problems don’t you Dave.

  124. 124
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Can you reel off any Cons that have been mentioned on this blog and before that have all had problems of we shall we say of a sexual nature.

  125. 125
    Psyche the Dog says:

    There is a little matter of a Con who is before the courts at present, how many more that have not been outed apart from nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

  126. 126
    Psyche the Dog says:

    I think they seem to drift between Liebore and the LibDems as ort of vague orange.

  127. 127
    walking into darkness says:

    If this was a UKIP councillor it would be front page news.

  128. 128
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Psyche by all means make a list of con and lab perverts lets get them all exposed

    I only emphasise the LibDems because of their continued insistence that they hold the moral high ground in UK politics

  129. 129
    olden1936 says:

    A jury’s vedict will decide the outcome of this particular case, but wth ongoing daily news reports involving the alleged sexual depredations of so many high flyers I suspect that the entitlement attitude of some politicoes and celebrities towards life includes entitlement to their own variations of sexual gratification.

  130. 130
    P.Oofter says:

    I object to you objecting to the use of POOFTER, you poofter. Oh sorry I said poofter oh I said poofter again. Oh I said poofter again. Oh I said poofter again. Oh I really must stop saying poofter.

  131. 131
    Sultan of Swing says:

    Beaker’s a Eunuch.

  132. 132
    Ed the Eunuch says:


  133. 133
    Jack Boot says:

    That’s probably why we’ve moved on and STARTED LIVING IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY.

  134. 134
    Ned says:

    I’m surprised you don’t appear to have yet picked up on this Lib Dem news from the Principality: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-25897872

  135. 135
    Anonymous says:


  136. 136
    Allan, you at t'bar says:

    We prefer the 9th century.

  137. 137
    Anonymous says:

    Monday Club/Sidney Cooke?

  138. 138
    Prompt Critical says:

    Why should he not offend you? You don’t have any right not to be offended.

  139. 139
    treetop91 says:

    Child rape and multiple buggering seems to be getting popular ? No wonder our politicians keep on voting against the death penalty.

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