February 13th, 2014

Rennard’s Threat to Farron

Randy Rennard has just released this statement giving the LibDems – mainly Tim Farron – the following ultimatum if they don’t fancy a bloody court battle:

“There will be no court action if the party simply follows its own rules, or if there is a realistic prospect of mediation succeeding. In the meantime, Lord Rennard is still waiting to see the report of Alistair Webster’s investigation, as was promised to him. He was, however, informed by Alistair Webster personally that the report’s only decision was that there should be no further action, as there was insufficient evidence to hold a disciplinary hearing. Any lawful party action and any mediation will have to reflect this.”

Clegg says no apology, no whip. Liable party president Farron is keeping quiet this morning. Popcorn…


144 Comments

  1. 1
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t remember anyone ever.

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    • 6
      I dislike socialists intensely says:

      Like ferrets in a sack ,it could not happen to nicer party . Ha Ha Ha .

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      • 19
        Lord Wellhard says:

        I’ll show them just how hard I can be – I made this party and I will break it if I want to – that’s how hard I am…

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        • 124
          broderick crawford says:

          PHIL MITCHELL EAST ENDERS’ ARCHES REPAIR SHOP SAYS

          you ‘ ll never be as ‘ard as me well’ard

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          • broderick crawford says:

            …and another thing .

            Those two sorts sitting either side of Canard don t look half bad .

            Threesome after this nightcap ladies ??

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    • 9
      Morgan's Organ says:

      Surely his behaviour was absolutely of a standard so admirably established by so many of his LibDem colleagues!

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      • 14
        LOL says:

        Comments below this video on Youtube:

        Tosser.

        To be abused would be bad enough. To be abused by a slimy pig like creature would be something else.

        Fat slug without its shell!!!

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    • 123
      broderick crawford says:

      sorry was that a typo gweeds

      should it perchance have read :

      “…if there is a realistic prospect of MEDICATION succeeding….”

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  2. 2
    Lord Bumwatch says:

    The lunatics
    to the left have it!

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    • 47
      Nigel Lawson says:

      I’m so glad I got the opportunity to prove myself as the pre-eminent climate change scientist this morning. Who needs meteorological experts when you can have people who actually know stuff, like me.

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  3. 3
    Anon says:

    A shambles.

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  4. 4
    Handycock says:

    I’m in Hospital you know. I’m lying low and I don’t think Guido will find me in here.If you want to send a card I’m in QA hospital and I’ve been placed in the Margaret Moran ward.

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  5. 5
    C.O.Jones says:

    Who is that pretty girl in the picture, the one with the denim jacket?

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  6. 7
    derek laud says:

    Three little piggies went to market !

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  7. 8
    Anon....... says:

    Will there be any Lib Dems still in Parliament after the G E ?

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    • 95
      (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

      Yes, because you can obviously fool most of the sandal wearers all of the time.
      Similarly idiots like Ed Milliband will get elected to represent places like Doncaster even if they couldn,t point Doncaster out on a map of South Yokshire, DN postcodes only.

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      • 131
        broderick crawford says:

        Although I wish it were to come about they will unfortunately NOT meet the same political fate as angela merkel s erstwhike coalition partners the FDP who went overnight from 93 seats to zero given they did not acquire the necessary five oercent minimum iof the national vote to be represented in the Bundestag after the last GE there.

        If UK had PR –which the LibDems have ceaselessly championed— perhaps they would meet the same fate and be hoist with their own oetard .

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  8. 10
    Even if there is no smoke without fire... says:

    To be fair to Lord Rennard, he is surely entitled to see the report. The failure to provide it to him is pathetic.

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  9. 12
    Money Printing Tree says:

    Get ready for a “bail in”….

    “Bank of England is to test whether UK banks and building societies would go bust if house prices crash. A ‘stress test’ will examine whether banks will need bailing out, or bailing in as seems more likely now, if house prices materially correct again.

    “Preparations have been or are being put in place by the international monetary and financial authorities, including the Bank of England for bail-ins. The majority of the public are unaware of these developments, the risks and the ramifications.

    The test is being drawn up by the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee, whose members include Governor Mark Carney”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2014-02-12/bank-england-stress-testing-banks-property-crash-risk-bail-ins

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    • 22
      Casual Observer 6 says:

      Note the 35 year mortgage terms now on offer.

      40 year were pushed through in Canada when Carney was there, and then very quickly withdrawn when sanity returned.

      The core problem the banks have is ratio of lending to deposits.

      Stealing from the deposit accounts to make up for holes introduced on the lending side will not fix anything.

      Stealing depositors money is not the solution.

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    • 23
      Digestives says:

      I would be more worried if they did not plan stress tests and did not consider the possibilities and potential consequences of volitility in house prices affecting the value of assets backing loans provided by banks.

      We have to have learbned something from the subprime bubble.

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      • 133
        broderick crawford says:

        ” front bottoms ” Chris ? puhleese !!

        the politically correct diner party term is

        ” lady garden “

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    • 39
      Maximus says:

      Quick. Into stocks with the readies. Keeps the price up, y’know.

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  10. 13
    Chris Huhne says:

    It would make sense for all male LibDem members to be infected with Crab Lice.

    It would make proving these case much easier, if the women subsequently started to scratch their front bottoms more than usual.

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    • 136
      broderick crawford says:

      ” Thank you for coming to the interview Mr Convict for the post of anti money laundering compliance manager and indeed for bringing along this very brief and well presented CV .

      From which document I see you have omitted your employment history for the years 1994 todate . A well earned Sabbatical I take it … “

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  13. 20
    Fish says:

    Still nothing from any of the Lib Dems’ senior female MPs….strange that.

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  14. 21
    Honest Appraisal says:

    The fat perverted fuck is full of shit.

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  15. 25
    Not the best way to try and convince people you're innocent says:

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  16. 27
    Fuck The EU says:

    Today they order Giraffes killed.

    Tomorrow it will be you !

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  17. 28
    Ah! Maude says:

    Our work to rationalise the Government’s property estate resulted in the disposal of 401 buildings in 2012-13, saving the taxpayer £620 million last year alone.

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  18. 29

    Reblogged this on wheelsofpoliticalsteel and commented:
    The erstwhile peaceful Lib Dems now showing true selves under spotlight of Government and it’s very very UGLY!

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  19. 30
    Mighty Oak says:

    Two conifers down others with split branches. Oaks, sycamores, birch etc not touched. There’s a lesson there.

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  20. 31
    A Wounded Badger says:

    People seem to loose sight of Fat women having needs too…

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  21. 34
    Fuck The EU says:

    If the EU need a bail-in – ie. theft of depositors money – to fix the economic problems they have created, then all argument for the UK to remain in on economic grounds (related to trade) have lost all credibility.

    Vote UKIP.

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  22. 40
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    http://rt.com/news/venezuela-riots-kill-students-827/

    It’s kicking off in Venezuela, possible coup?

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  23. 41
    i don't need no doctor says:

    SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon on Daily Politics. I thought our politicians never answered a question but she has made it an art form.
    How can the Scots vote to leave when the SNP have no answers to the future of Scotland.

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    • 45
      The British media are cunts says:

      The jocks are frit, shitting bricks. They can wank on all they like about oil but their fucking banks would sink them in 5 minutes.

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      • 58
        Mitch says:

        They thought that a few references to Burns and Braveheart would swing the vote. And then they could rule on a wing and a prayer. They forgot that they were playing with the big boys, who aren’t so easily convinced.

        Sturgeon and Salmond are royally knackered now. They can’t decide if it’s worse to win or lose. Win and it’ll be a humiliating disaster. Lose and it’ll be a humiliating disaster, just different.

        The danger now is that England will tell them to get lost, anyway. Couldn’t happen to nicer people.

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        • 96
          Alex Salmond, economist, racing tipster, politician and heart-attack-in-waiting says:

          [Bagpipes - Flower of SHcoootlaaaand]

          We do have a ‘Plan B’

          In fact it was ‘Plan A’ all along. Since Scotland is great and mighty and [insert other adjectives here] and twice as good as England can ever hope to be I have a plan to create a new currency for Scotland. [pause for effect]

          The Twopound. [Pause]

          The Scottish Twopound. [pause for bagpipes - Highland Cathedral - fade to printing presses with new twopound notes falling through the air like confetti]

          There will be one Scottish twopound note to the sassenach pound. We’ll print as many twopound notes as we like because we have limitless supplies of oil. And we’ll all be rich and FREE [Braveheart clip shouting 'FREEDOM]

          FREE of the sassenachs forever.

          [Saltire billowing in breeze, bagpipes - Flower of Schcoooootlaaaand and fade...]

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      • 74
        Casual Observer 6 says:

        If Scotland became independent they have two options with Oil:

        i) Join OPEC – which will have big implications

        or

        ii) Remain independent and have fun when the price goes down.

        They will be an excellent coup target, as Venezuela and other major oil producing states can testify – eg. !raq.

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    • 50
      J.R. Hartley says:

      She always sounds fishy to me.

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      • 60
        Paniagua V5.1 says:

        Last time I eat any Caviar.

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      • 121
        A slave to food says:

        Sturgeon? Salmond? Will they co-opt Michael Fish as Climate Minister?
        How about Private Pike to run the new Scottish Army? Laurence Fishburne as Race Relations chief? I bet that they have a Jackson Pollack on the wall at Holyrood and listen to songs by Eddie Fisher.
        They are just causing unrest and disatisfaction on porpoise-always whaling and acting crabby– I prefer the Kippers.

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  25. 43
    The British media are cunts says:

    Sturgeon just had a new arse cut by Brillo.

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  26. 46
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Some Dr climatologist on R4 this morning claiming that these two things proved AGW

    1. Rising sea levels

    2. Warm air holding more moisture

    Well I would like to know for one where are we manufacturing all the fucking water, given the fact that the ice sheets have recently fucking grown.

    I assume water is a finite resource and does not simply replicate itself.

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    • 52
      Ah! but wait a bit says:

      The natural increase in solar luminosity — a very slow process unrelated to current climate warming — will cause the Earth’s temperatures to rise over the next few hundred million years. This will result in the complete evaporation of the oceans. The first three-dimensional climate model able to simulate the phenomenon predicts that liquid water will disappear on Earth in approximately one billion years, extending previous estimates by several hundred million years.

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    • 61
      Mine d'Boggles says:

      Just a note from a few text books (1st year Geology (Bristol)

      During much of the most recent ice ages, from 1.8 million years ago, the sea level in the Severn Estuary was some 50 m (160 ft) below the current level and Flat Holm was joined to the Somerset coast as an extremity of the Mendip Hills. Sometime since the start of the Mesolithic period, 15,000 years ago, the ice sheets retreated, and the flat plains surrounding the river estuary flooded; the hilltops of Mendip Hills became the islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm.

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      • 71
        Taking the long view says:

        All those flooded whingers and grandstanding climate change fanatics should give thanks for their good fortune in living in an inter-glacial warm period. We are between two ice ages, humans have never had it so good.

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        • 85
          Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

          Correct.

          Check out Milankovitch who explains the mechanism behind ice ages/warm periods.

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          • Mine d'Boggles says:

            Thank you. I have been mentioning Milankovic every now and then, but yours is the first response (I think). Lets start another one: the Vostok ice-core. Oh well, two then: Mammoths grazing contentedly on the Dogger Bank.

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    • 77
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      Neither of those things show that man is causing them to happen.

      Sea levels have been much higher (previous warm periods) and much lower (ice ages) in the geological past when humans were far fewer in number than today or didn’t even exist.

      As i keep saying to the eco-loons, what caused all the extremes of weather, as recorded by the ancient Chinese,Romans,Egyptians,Myans etc; when the worlds population was a fraction of what it is today and no fossil fuels were being burned?

      40 years ago the eco-loons were predicting another ice age after a few cold snowy winters in the 70s.

      20 years ago they were predicting that we would become like the Sahara desert after a few dry hot summers in the late 80s/early 90s.

      Can their oh so brilliantly successful computer model tell us what next summer/winter will bring?
      :-)

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  27. 51
    Why bother using Google? says:

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  28. 55
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Back on point, that is a superb embonpoint on the lady in red.

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  29. 63
    Ah! copper says:

    Paniagua V5.1 says:
    February 13, 2014 at 12:18 pm
    Obviously by it’s grammar, this tweet is not aimed at UK natives.

    Reply
    51
    Gramm err says:
    February 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm
    Its?

    Reply
    Paniagua V5.1 says:
    February 13, 2014 at 12:32 pm
    Auto Complete.

    Mea Cupra.

    What was incorrect with “it’s “….the grammar belonging to the tweet

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    • 98
      Gramm err says:

      “its” is the possessive, “it’s” is abbreviation of it is.

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    • 99
      Ploddingalong says:

      Zee Eengleesh language eez so difficult. ‘ow about to dispense with apostrophes and other pointless full stops and commas too while you are at it? Then all the problems will disappear – pooooof! Just like that.

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    • 106
      Owen's Remedial English teacher says:

      it’s is short for “it is”
      its is the possessive

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  30. 64
    The British media are cunts says:

    Why do media hacks let Sturgeon get away with murder? She keeps going on about Scotland generating more revenue than taxes.

    She ‘assumes’ all oil and gas revenues belong to Scotland. THEY DON’T

    50% of jobs in Scotland (and hence the axes raised) come from the public sector and large numbers of those are jobs moved out of England by McBust large number of these jobs will go (such as the military, ship building an tax offices)

    Many private companies will relocate back to England to avoid problems with trading from a foreign land.

    The SNP never tell people that Scotland expects to have free use of the DVLA, military training facilities in England (for example if Scotland has an air force where will it’s aircraft be maintained, its pilots and engineers trained?) and it also expects that it’s haulage companies will have free use of English roads, whilst people in England have to pay for the upkeep.

    The SNP also fail to point out that there will have to be a border with points of entry as Scotland will let in all sorts of shit and will simply point the dross in the direction of England. Fuck knows how many more Somali’s and bearded fuckwits we will get in England.

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    • 79
      seriously? says:

      Aye. And you’ll never see the Calcutta Cup again either you whining gits.

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    • 108
      (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

      A scottish air force, now that is something to ponder!

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    • 116
      geordieboy says:

      The bearded fuckwits are all here they are called the Lib Dems

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    • 122
      John Bellingham says:

      Does this tax revenue of Scotland also include the duty and VAT on distilled spirits, aka Whisky?
      There looks like a bit of sleight of hand involved here. Whisky is Scotland’s biggest export after oil at some £5 billion. But only 4.5% is consumed in the UK and 20% of that in Scotland. Whisky in the UK has about 79% of its price made up of VAT and Duty, but an Independent Scotland would only be entitled to the portion consumed in Scotland. This prompts one to realise that an Independent Scotland would have to be in a customs union with the rump UK, otherwise McSmokey and the Bandits would be shuttling backwards and forwards. In a customs union, the partners would need to harmonise their sales tax rates and duties and, as the counting of individual sales would be almost impossible, a “share-out” would need to be devised on some mutually agreed formula–much as it is now.
      Very few Whisky companies are in any case domiciled in Scotland-Diageo, for instance is a London-based English company (well multinational, but not Scottish)

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  31. 68
    The British media are cunts says:

    Climate change has fuck all to do with the fact water is not draining away. That’s down to lack of investment, poor maintenance and the endless house building to house ever more Mohammads’ and Fatimas’ from all around the world.

    This is England, it rains a lot, yes a fucking lot.

    Media types are such thick bastards

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  32. 73
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Neither of those things show that man is causing them to happen.

    Sea levels have been much higher (previous warm periods) and much lower (ice ages) in the geological past when humans were far fewer in number than today or didn’t even exist.

    As i keep saying to the eco-loons, what caused all the extremes of weather, as recorded by the ancient Chinese,Romans,Egyptians,Myans etc; when the worlds population was a fraction of what it is today and no fossil fuels were being burned?

    40 years ago the eco-loons were predicting another ice age after a few cold snowy winters in the 70s.

    20 years ago they were predicting that we would become like the Sahara desert after a few dry hot summers in the late 80s/early 90s.

    Can their oh so brilliantly successful computer model tell us what next summer/winter will bring?

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    • 75
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

      Should have been a reply to post 46 above :-)

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    • 78
      Casual Observer 6 says:

      What drives the weather ?

      Combination of Sun, Volcano’s and the odd major meteor strike.

      Man’s impact is minimal. Impact of plankton is greater.

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    • 81
      Casual Observer 6 says:

      What dr!ves the weather ?

      Combination of Sun, Volcano’s and the odd major meteor strike.

      Man’s impact is minimal. Impact of plankton is greater.

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  33. 76
    Meanwhile... says:

    Jurors in the trial of former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis have been told they can return majority verdicts. Judge Anthony Leonard made the direction on the fourth day of deliberations in the trial at Southwark Crown Court.

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  34. 86
    Gordon Brown says:

    HOW FUCKING DARE BRILLO ASK THAT QUESTION *READIES NOKIA*

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  35. 87
    Mike Hancock says:

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  36. 102
    altruism in industry says:

    a German that I know once said that he really enjoyed his visits to Scotland.
    “They are very much like the Bavarian people, we get along very well”
    I think it is true, the Scots would be much happier throwing in their lot with the Germanic EU. Good luck with that.
    love and kisses

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    • 141
      CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      The EU is far from Germanic it is a mediterranean cluster fuck with which the german public are becoming more disillusioned.

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  37. 105
    Bercow Jr says:

    Daddy, what’s a gloryhole? I heard mummy talking on the phone about having a great time last night at a gloryhole party.

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  38. 118
    Nemesis says:

    What a gross obese twat this man is. Not content with his enormous gut covering his dick he proudly displays it all as if he’s pleased with himself. I feel sorry for any woman that has come with touching distance of this sloth like creature. But hey, keep him in the Lib Dem Party for he is an excellent vote winner – for Ukip, Tory or Labour.

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  39. 130
    Border Terrier says:

    Farron bangs on about being ‘a family man’. Now why does he do this? Just askin.

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  40. 135
    FairTrialsForAll says:

    “the following ultimatum if they don’t fancy a bloody court battle”
    Language, language! I thought we had a policy of never letting an uncouth word pass our lips on this website…

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  41. 144
    Keep the Faith says:

    ‘Piggy’ Rennard must fancy himself a lot. I’d call his bluff. It would be absolutely brilliant to see him in court as the plaintiff in a damages case, appearing in the witness box under oath, being cross examined by a decent barrister. I’d pay good money into Lib Dem funds if they can pull this little legal drama off. People (mostly women I have little doubt) will queue around the corner of the High Court in order to get a seat. Me? I’d camp out overnight.

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