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.


    • 25
      I am so enormousely richj says:

      I’m a straight kinda guy.


      • 32
        A poll for the Independent says:

        Labours lead over the Tories drops to just one point



        • 40
          Gordon Brown says:

          Our lead in the polls has grown negatively.


        • 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.


      • 36
        His Lordship Kinocchio says:

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


    • 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!


    • 84
      Hugh janus says:

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


      • 90
        Hugh janus says:

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


      • 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.


    • 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.


  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. 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.


  5. 14
    LibDem secrets Rus says:

    So what is Sarah Teather’s dark secret?


  6. 15
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    Lessons will be learned ?


  7. 18
  8. 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.


  9. 21
    RufusHound-Unfunny-hate-filled-BBCer says:

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


  10. 23
    Chuka rigs vote says:


    • 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.


      • 28
        nod wink says:

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


        • 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


      • 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.


    • 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!


  11. 24
    Fabians are EVIL says:

    Birds of a feather……….


  12. 30
    Ed miiikinnock mcluskeyband says:

    Labour lead drops to one point




    • 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.


      • 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.


      • 87
        Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

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


  13. 38
    Rinka Scott says:

    Never trust a Liberal.

    Never turn your back.


  14. 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


  15. 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


  16. 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.


  17. 47
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:



  18. 49
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:



  19. 50
    Whiffler says:

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


  20. 53
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    We only allow Labour supporters in.


  21. 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.


  22. 58
    Anonymous says:

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


    • 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.


  23. 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.


    • 61
      The BBC are cunts says:

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


    • 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!


    • 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 ….


  24. 67
    Questions the media are not asking says:

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


    • 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.


      • 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)


        • 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.


  25. 68
    Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:


  26. 72
    Jeremy 'TaxPlan' Paxman says:



  27. 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.


    • 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


  28. 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.


  29. 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.


  30. 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.


  31. 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.


  32. 91
    Moderated by the Guardian for saying what a bunch of Cunts. says:

    Jesus H Christ on a bike! That is all.


  33. 96
    Handycock says:

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


  34. 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


    • 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.


  35. 108
  36. 114
    They're going down like flies says:

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


    • 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.


      • 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


  37. 115
    Lib Dems says:

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


  38. 132
    Ed the Eunuch says:



  39. 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


  40. 137
    Anonymous says:

    Monday Club/Sidney Cooke?


  41. 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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