February 7th, 2014

MacShane Out

Convicted fraudster MacShane was sentenced to six months in prison for defrauding taxpayers of £13,000 in forged receipts. He has served just six weeks. The law should be unsparing when lawmakers become lawbreakers – is this really justice?

UPDATE: MacShane is now comparing himself to Corrie star Bill Roache, found not guilty of sex offences yesterday. The difference: Roache was cleared of all charges and MacShane is a convicted fraudster. 


  1. 1
    Denis MacShameless says:

    Got rid of those crabs, Vicky ?


    • 2
      Vicky says:

      Why, have you got some more for me?


      • 38
        I resemble that remark..Gordon Brown says:


        • 46
          Den The Jail Bird says:


          • Remember, he's another namechanger - real name Matyjaszek says:

            MacShame, as contrite as ever!


          • seriously? says:

            Labour’s favourite criminal has spoken.


          • ScumSpotter says:

            OK then, fellow Troughers, the message is:
            Have a go at fraud because you only risk a six week, all expenses paid break.
            Grunt, grunt!


          • ... says:

            Looks like the Chosen ones pulled some strings for their Chum.


          • The Critic says:

            Perhaps the ex-con might care to update his LInked in profile. MP indeed.

            What next -claiming expenses for a garage as an office?


          • “Sure, he deserves to be punished – he’s been humiliated – and his political career’s over. He’s never likely to work in aposition of any financial responsibility, either.”
            Oh feck off. We all know how it works from the Huhne & his ex-Mrs Crustacea. Out of pokey, few articles for the Graun, panel place or two on a media discussion programme. Then a cushy number supplied by a pal. He’ll likely even be on a quango before the year’s out.
            These vermin are unkillable. But luckily, not literally. We’ll string them up when we get round to it.


          • Rotherhampoofta says:

            Macshane is a boring nobody.


        • 48
          Tar and Feather says:

          Birds of a feather, flock together.


          • The Decameron says:

            Disagree, Guido. How is MacShane a threat to the public?

            Sure, he deserves to be punished – he’s been humiliated – and his political career’s over. He’s never likely to work in aposition of any financial responsibility, either. All quite right.

            But what does locking him up at great expense achieve? He’s hardly at high risk of going out and reoffending…


          • I don't know anyone influential so if I was imprisoned I would serve the full sentence says:

            He’s a threat to the public because he is breathing.


          • Not An MP says:

            So let me get this straight:

            If I nick £13,000, and lie my arse off about it, the maximum I can expect is six weeks in prison?

            Not too shabby….

            Whatever happened to serving at least half your sentence?


          • hoppotunist says:

            Couple of jail birds in love. Makes you weep.
            I bet they sell their ‘stories’ to the meedya.


          • Anonymous says:



      • 101
        broderick crawford says:

        with a name like mcshane is nt he obviously Polish…. or at very least Eastern European ?


      • 115
        CorbyJock says:

        If I was dating that, I’d serve the full sentence.


    • 33
      Amber Gambler says:


    • 50
      No remorse 4 the crime. Then Do the Time says:

      I think it fair to say that Denis is showing no remorse for his crime.

      Surely it is only right that the State should take bake his early release privilege


  2. 3
    BLOB CROWE says:



  3. 4
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    I notice that the BBC have not mentioned that he was a LABOUR MP. Their usual way of reporting Labour sleaze.


  4. 5
    Tony E says:

    Six bloody weeks! One law for them and another for us.


  5. 6
    We have a monopoly on compassion cos we're Labour !!!!! says:

    He’d get longer if he was in the Big Brother House !!!!!


  6. 7
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Justice must be done and seen to be done.

    Justice must be blind.


  7. 8
    Newsfox says:

    But what about the vast numbers who suffered no punishment at all and are now demanding benefits crackdown? I know it’s a cliche, but surely it’s true to say that you’ve no right to bang on about benefits cheats if you cheated on expenses.


    • 23
      Hansard writer says:

      The largest beneficiaries of the huge government bailouts/benefits were the bankers – hundreds of billions of £

      And not ONE in jail


    • 70

      The TAXPAYERS demand a benefits crackdown get that through your thick heads.
      We are sick of seeing fat ugly chav tarts with their hordes of multi racial brats waddling around in scruffy track suits pissed out of their stupid heads on Bacardi Breezers.
      These bone idle feckless sub human morons are constant drain on the pockets of their betters!
      We are sick of the spotty rat faced foul mouthed crack heads in their baseball caps sitting on park benches guzzling Carlesberg Special , it is nothing to do with bankers it is ordinary wage earners who are being ripped off by these benefit parasites!


      • 73
        CFD Trade says:

        And those are just RBS board members.

        As for the council estate oiks…

        Fook all difference now I think about it.


        • 105
          RealisticalantiEU says:

          That Bob Crow lives in a council house.
          So does that other Labour dinosaur – whatisname.
          We’re all bruvvers together.


    • 89
      Anonymous says:

      err Newsfox, I don’t think Jacqui J the ex Home Sec would agree with you judging by the comments she makes when discussing the newspapers on Sky tv.


    • 114
      Tom v says:

      Six weeks! What a fucking disgrace.


  8. 9
    a great time to be a Tory says:

    Where is he?

    I would like to tell him what I think of his thieving from hard pressed taxpayers.


    • 36
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      As an atheist I hate to say it but i wouldn’t object to some Sharia justice being meated out to this thieving bastard. Chop his fucking hands off and see how much fraud he commits then :-)


  9. 11
    Silent Majority says:

    Only a deed poll name change and plastic surgery can end his life sentence of shame, he is the incarnation of political arrogance and corruption.


  10. 12
    AJC says:

    Remember they were *only* specimen charges.


    • 99
      John Bellingham says:

      He wasn’t taken to task for claiming a single-space tumbledown garage as “office accomodation”


  11. 13
    Fish says:

    He’s out and the first thing that he does is reach for Twitter.

    Doesn’t the wanker realise that it’s over and he should now retreat quietly from public life, i.e. FUCK OFF


  12. 15
    Hansard writer says:

    The Rule of Law broke down in Britain under New Labour

    We all know that now

    Just look at the friminal bans, lawyers, politicians, accountants and journalists and police

    90% of whom are not even charged

    The CPS and DPP have become politicised jokes

    The scandals are so numerous and generalised, it is difficult to know where to start


  13. 17
    me says:

    Well mass murderers Duncan Smith, Grayling, McVey, Osborne and Cameron are still at large – so there’s no justice in UK


  14. 18
    Ken Barlow (cock o the north) says:

    He should be hung


  15. 19
    Alan Calder says:

    £13500. Drop in ocean compared with fraud regularly committed in industry and by m’learned friends. He has paid his price.


    • 40
      Llewellyn the sheep shagger says:

      I agree completely look you.

      I only shagged a sheep once and look what happened to me.


      • 85
        An angry taxpaying pleb says:

        I would rather be a deep shagger than a thief thieving off then people I said I would represent.


  16. 20
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Some good news.


    However, it would be better to see her banned from any job in the public sector.


  17. 21
    Anonymous says:

    What a joke. They should have strung the thieving cnut up by his balls.


  18. 22
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    If you are getting out of a soft nick six weeks into a six month stretch something is seriously wrong I tell you.


  19. 25
    Tony likes the bamboo says:

    How the fuck is Handycock still walking around? And who sent the old bill round to put the frighteners on his victim?


  20. 27
    Meanwhile says:

    “Royal Mail privatised for up to £1.5bn less than City estimates of its value.”

    We are all in it together.How shocking that George Osborne should look after his chums with cheap shares


  21. 30
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Maybe the other prisoners complained about the stench of corruption?


  22. 32
    Colin says:

    It will be interesting to see if Macshane shows any sign of remorse. To date, it seems he is in denial of the sheer scale of his misdemeanor – his defense has been it was for some book judging stint in france and that he didn’t benefit personally from it. He claims to have repaid the money and has continued to promote himself as some great European statesman-like figure.

    well Denis, don’t think the pressure is off just because you have served 6 weeks. Some of us dislike being mugged by anyone, especially someone who has received the trust of the public. we will decide when you get forgiven.. and the we may begin to forget. Just a word of advice – a bit less of the self-promotion and a bit more remorse may start to get the ball rolling. I am not holding my breath though!


  23. 35
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    There is a very strong case here for a sentencing review.


  24. 42
    Anonymous says:

    There was something on the BBC the other day moaning about Fixed Odds Betting machines, which apparently “the government” had allowed to proliferate – no mention that it was the last Labour government.

    Also strangely no mention of the fact that Chris Smith, Chairman of the Environment Agency, is a Labour peer.


    • 52

      It is a free market,if some idiot wants to pour his money into a machine the more fool him ,why should the rest of us give a shit about these morons


      • 59
        Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

        If it is benefits money, there could be a legitimate concern for the Tax payer.

        After all, smoking has been banned.


  25. 43
    Persona non grata says:

    The sheer scale of what UKIP are up against in Wythenshawe is staggering.

    Gr*ff*ns lot and M*ndlesc*m working together, plus a whole raft of other lefty ne’er do wells.



    • 54
      Election says:

      So Mandelecum still interfering in Britis politics fron his pillaging oligarch’s office in Mosco?

      How very democratic

      The man is obscene


    • 57
      Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

      G’riffin recently had to file for b’ankruptcy.

      He is owned by M’andelson now.

      This will be rigged on Postal Vote fraud.


    • 68
      JadedJean2 says:

      “International socialists” ganging up on the only “English national socialist” party?

      OK, UKIP may not be described as national socialist but they are certainly nationalist i.e. they want to put the UK first and happen to be based in England.

      See post #34 on previous blog, many a true word is said in jest.


  26. 55
    Jacqueline Dromey says:



  27. 65
    Meanwhile says:

    “Giant jellyfish found on Australia beach”

    Is Cameron on holiday again?


  28. 66
  29. 71
    Handycock says:

    Welcome back Denis.Can you give me a call to let me know what it’s like inside.It’s got a bit tricky since you’ve been away.


  30. 74
    Anonymous says:

    All comedians in this country should retire. The people can fall back on the British justice system – the biggest joke on the planet.


  31. 77
    john in cheshire says:

    ‘Is this justice?’ No it isn’t and 6 months was about 100th. of what he should have received as a sentence. Also, does this thief have to pay back what he stole, or does the prison sentence wife his theft clean and he gets to keep his ill-gotten gains?


  32. 78
    i don't n eed no doctor says:

    Farce – The judge should have sentenced him for 6 weeks. Why even bother with saying 6 months, what’s the point?


  33. 82
    Personnel Manager BBC says:

    Gigs on TV are available for Mr MacShane.


  34. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Why is this presented as a surprise?

    Every crooked MP that is caught breaking the law always spends a disproportionally short time in prison.


  35. 86
    What I want to know is says:

    How much of the £13,000 has been repaid?


  36. 97
    Sir Mary Flappes says:

    Give it a fortnight & the louse will be on the Brillo Show.


  37. 108

    Really one law for them innit? Call that justice, I call it a liberty!


  38. 111
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    I thought to be let out on licence you had to have acknowledged your crimes and expressed remorse.

    MacShameless has clearly not done either and so there must be a case for applying to the parole board to return him to prison to serve his full sentence.

    Serve the thieving cnut right as well.


  39. 112

    Sorry Guido but I have to say it:


    The сunt!

    I will go away and try to behave now.


  40. 120
    Graham says:

    Bloody disgrace. The scumbag should have served 6 months. And that sentence was risible. Strange how most of the thieving shits have been Liebour MPs.


  41. 121
    Ned Ludd says:

    Not enough lampposts, too little rope…..


  42. 122
    Des Aster says:

    hahaha looks like Mr Macshane ain’t been paying his bills. The link to his website: http://www.denismacshane.com is now up for grabs…suggesting you can Get full ownership of DENISMACSHANE.COM for $397.00!! A false claim anyone??


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