February 19th, 2014

Guy News Special: Quango Street


  1. 1
    Owen Jones says:

    Viva Venezuela! And don’t ask me anything difficult on Twitter, I’ll just block you. That’s the kind of brave, fearless person I am!

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    I can do that, give us a job!

  3. 3
    Chuka at the gym, lifting small weights whilst the House debated flooding says:

    Macho, macho man
    I’ve got to be… Oh, hold on. I haven’t checked my Wikipedia profile for at least ten minutes. Just need to make sure no one’s added anything embarrassing.

  4. 4
    UKIP or bust says:

    I see in the tweet above: “Understand Tories have given their MPs strict advice about not commenting on Harman/Dromey p@edophile story.”

    I needn’t think he should worry, the Bbbc will not give this much air.

  5. 5
    Ed Balls says:

    Tax avoidance street coming soon.

  6. 6
    MB. says:

    Oh dear, a few unpleasant facts about leading members of the Labour party being aired again in the Daily Mail today. Been known for ages but this should make their background more generally known.

    Labour’s child sex apologists: How three of the party’s most senior figures campaigned for a vile paedophile group now being probed by police for ‘abusing children on an industrial scale’

  7. 7
    LOL says:

    Priceless. Comment of the Year. I’ll hazard a guess it’s taken from a joke website but no matter, it’s genius.

  8. 8
    Oak shed says:

    These, sir, are the facts.

  9. 9
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    Here we go again…………….

    Tory Andrew Lansley claims £6,000 in hotel bills has a home ONE MILE from Parliament http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-minister-andrew-lansley-claims-2871089

  10. 10
    James Savile says:

    Suzi’s a bit gilfy tho

  11. 11
    Revolting says:


    How will Labour spin this? Harman, Dromey and Hewitt were involved with a group that wanted to reduce the age of consent to 4 and to legalise incest, a group that received funding from the Callaghan government.

  12. 12
    Tom Cat says:


  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    The BBC did not tweet out this front page yesterday and it is not on their web site in the papers section. Still looking after their own by omission and turning a blind eye, nothing has changed at the BBC.

  14. 14
    C.O.Jones says:

    Absolutely disgusting. It beggars belief.

  15. 15
    Iain Duncan Smith in accounts says:

    What would the Reverend Paul Flowers say?

  16. 16
    J!mmy says:

    I tried posting this at the top of the page and got blocked.

  17. 17
    Ian Hislop's doppelganger says:

    Why don’t they read the Eye?

  18. 18
    A swiss refugee with a wife and three kids says:

    Do you like little boys too ?

  19. 19
    PC Hog and Wash says:

    Would you like to visit our new custody suite?

  20. 20
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    I would not want any of them anywhere near my kids.

  21. 21
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:


  22. 22
    A fuckwit Tory says:

    Don’t vote UKIP whatever you do!

    We are not all sexual perverts, honestly!

    Just off to swap my second mansion – toodle-pip, what!

  23. 23
    Harri says:

    I bet they all have a ‘Common Purpose’

  24. 24
    Book 'em Danno says:

    It’s been a long time coming.

    Are you ready BBC?

  25. 25
    Ah! hope says:

    ….. Bill Quango MP, doesn’t comment on this story. otherwise, he may be whipped.

  26. 26
    Dick the Butcher says:

    Well done Guido. This needs wider exposure.

  27. 27
    Democracy Now says:

    Taking money to help rig elections is as shitty if yiu do it overseas and it is when you do it here.

  28. 28
    walking into darkness says:

    brava, I wonder if anyone in the real world would notice the difference if the quangos were gone
    get rid of QUANGOES + foreign aid + EU contributions and the budget deficit is gone

  29. 29
    The British media are cunts says:

    The BBC support them.

  30. 30
    A Victim says:

    Oi, where’e my victim surcharge?

  31. 31
    Steve Miliband says:

    Did Prescott do the voice over? Really convincing Northern accent.

  32. 32
    C.O.Jones says:

    Interesting how some observers declined to monitor the elections for fear that their integrity would be compromised.

  33. 33
    i don't need no doctor says:

    Owen Jones can offer nothing original. All Jones does is regurgitate the same old socialist drivel of hypocrisy, denial and envy.

  34. 34
    A Victim says:

    Oohhhhhhhh Look over there. There’s a taxpayer footing a bill for a green lesbian to sit behind a desk all day ‘monitoring’ something.

  35. 35
    i don't need no doctor says:

    Why is a comment on Owen Jones moderated?

  36. 36
    Maria Miller says:

    Have I resigned yet?

  37. 37
    Sir William Wayde says:

    Average annual earnings are £26,500, so £80 billion represents the value of 3 million person-years of work, consumed by our quangos every year.

  38. 38
    Sir William Wayde says:

    No geranium is worth £10, in my opinion.

  39. 39
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    There but for the grace: H’arman et al. would have set P.I.E. up as a Quango.

  40. 40
    Ah! wonder says:

    What’s behind this. Why today? Why not during an election campaign. Who is pulling the Mails strings. does W1ckham know?

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

    Strange how the BBC jumped on the Lord Ashcroft story but have made no comment on Hewitt, Dromey and Harman.

  42. 42
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    BBC may not be able to touch this for legal reasons. Think Savile / Yewtree.

  43. 43
    Ah! says:

    Plus £5.50 postage

  44. 44
    Get Rid of Scotland says:

    Because it’s boring and has nothing to do with the topic. Stop giving that kn0b the publicity he craves.

  45. 45
    Point of Order says:

    Owen Jones and Di Abbott are excused that as they had no integrity to start with.

    In any case, Owen was just on a school trip with his ‘aunt’.

  46. 46
  47. 47
    Tosser Dave says:

    Please don’t resign Maria. The Gay Mafia owes you a debt of gratitude for helping me legislate for Gay Marriage. They would instruct me to refuse to accept your resignation.

  48. 48
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    No they don’t pay 100% tax.

    It represents about 9 million persons if they pay about one third in tax.

  49. 49
    Perverted filth says:

    How on earth can any self respecting Labour MP sit next to these people ?

  50. 50
    Mummy Jones says:

    Do you mean my Owen, or that nasty Salmonella man?

  51. 51
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Because he is a lurker on this site and being of feeble disposition, his sensibilities need to be protected.

  52. 52
    Ah! I guess says:

    That name of ” The Senior Tory ” who visited Elm House is about to break. Damage limitation.

    Sir L B perhaps?

  53. 53
    Pheasant Plucker says:

    Lol!, nice one.

  54. 54
    Ah! also says:

    Pension payments. Overhead employment costs.?

  55. 55
    Tailor's dummy watch says:

    We’ve got your number, Chuka : http://xkcd.com/1331

  56. 56
    Mummy Jones says:

    And stop making apple P.I.E. beds

  57. 57
    Dr Ke-lly says:

    Owen Jones and his like would happily silence and even kill their polticial opponents if he had the chance to do it in this country. It’s what socialists do.

  58. 58
    BBC News and Propaganda Unit says:

    We shan’t be covering alleged links between
    Harman, Dromey, Hewitt’s NCCL and PIE.

  59. 59
    Jumped up t responds eventually as usual is still a t says:

    Didn’t know we had a British pension, always thought it was a UK pension, of course you will lose it you jumped up turd, it will be called a Scottish pension and whatever the pieces of garbage that run England and Wales and NI decide on, you only know how to steal pensions.

  60. 60
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Capitalism has brought an unprecedented affluence to humanity whereas socialism has always brought poverty. This is why I am a socialist.

  61. 61
    As it's a crime not to pay, still a TV licence payer says:

    “Quango Street” !!!
    Nice one – look forward to further episodes.
    If you must have “background” music, please lower the volume – you have no need to compete with our glorious leading broadcaster – which needs disbanding asap.

  62. 62
    it'll never happen says:

    Look forward to the three of them being grilled
    by Krusty Wart on Newsnight.

  63. 63
    Why Alex? do tell says:

    Alex Wickham @WikiGuido
    Understand Tories have given their MPs strict advice about not commenting on Harman/Dromey paedophile story.

  64. 64
    cornwall storms says:

    I thought she did for a time.

  65. 65
    Curious says:

    Was Smiffy or Mandelscum what took your Owen’s virginity, Mrs.Jones. Either of them could be the one that infected him so badly with socialism.

  66. 66
    cornwall storms says:

    honorable people resign – highly unlikely ms miller will be taking that option.

  67. 67
    stop wasting our hard earned money says:

    You could dredge a fair few rivers and shore up
    miles of coastal defences with £80 billion.

  68. 68
    Why Alex? do tell says:

    Why A1ex? do tell says:

    February 19, 2014 at 9:23 am
    Alex W1ckham @W1kiGu1do
    Understand Tories have given their MPs strict advice about not commenting on Harman/Dromey pa3dophile story.

  69. 69
    Geraldo says:

    Green with envy … nothing to do with the ecosphere.

  70. 70
    Nick Clegg says:

    I have no idea who you are talking about

  71. 71
    cornwall storms says:

    I thought chrissmith had retreated to his taxpayer-funded drought-protected home in scotland until all the furore has died down, when he’ll come back and start claiming expenses again.

  72. 72
    Geraldo says:

    Used to be fairly gilfy, now mirnfy (rn = rather not).

  73. 73
    Fact says:

    Bollux. You’re a weak centre left gay loving LibLabConner.

    You haven’t got the guts to be a rabid red socialist.

  74. 74
    Vince Cable says:

    I don’t recall any honourable resignations

  75. 75
    Fact says:

    Because they might respond by exposing Dave’s gay history.

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    I like your logger rhythm! :)

  77. 77
    Smiffy says:

    Ha Ha HA !!! Can’t touch me! The Gay Brotherhood will protect me!

  78. 78
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Excellent…….. kudos!

  79. 79
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Did Harman, Dromey and Hewitt get a slice of the PIE?

  80. 80
    Time to take a break from the paranoia about the BBC says:

    BBC News is reporting unemployment has fallen, wages have increased and the recovery is in train. So much for the BBC never reporting good news.

  81. 81
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Who ate all the PIEs?

  82. 82
    cornwall storms says:

    Not much bothered about his sexual orientation. His lack of capability , skills and qualifications for doing the job government has given him with a very generous salary and expenses package is more to the point. Not to mention his complete and utter lack of interpersonal skills that put him on a par with gordon.

  83. 83
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Bugger little children to come unto me, perhaps?

  84. 84
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    It’s about time we had all women shortlists for the Trades Union leaders.

    Vile dinosaurs like McCluskey,Crow and Serwotka should step down in favour of a women elected on an all women shortlist.

    Or is it do as i say and not as i do for Labour’s paymasters!

  85. 85
  86. 86
    British Establishment's dirty little secrets says:

    It’s one of those areas like p-o-s-t-a-l v-o-t-e fraud and Cyril Smith that has a gentlemen’s agreement not to be discussed in public.

  87. 87
    Trivial Pursuit says:

    Pop Quiz: Why would anyone edit Nick Clegg’s Wikipedia entry to remove most of the references to the interesting social connections between him, Ken Clarke, Sir Leon Brittan and John Selwyn Gummer?

  88. 88
    cornwall storms says:

    that’s because there haven’t been any since bliar came to power and taught everyone in the political classes that honour, or honesty for that matter, played no part in politics.

  89. 89
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    How much for a Centre Court ticker for Harman and Hewitt v Daily Mail?

  90. 90
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Grow a pair and stop paying the telly tax.

    I haven’t paid it for 9 years.

    I still get the odd letter addressed to “The Legal Occupier”, but as i know of no such person i burn them in the fireplace :-)

  91. 91
    The butterfly effect says:

    Somewhere a Nokia has just had it’s life cut short…

  92. 92
    UK TV is unwatchable these days says:

    Ceasing payment of telly tax is the first step.

    The most important follow up is to then stop watching it.

    That really does improve life a lot.

  93. 93
    dai relieved says:

    remember the constipated mathematician – who worked it out with logs

  94. 94
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Same thing with my teeth and toe nails.

  95. 95
    Ah! 1020 says:

    41 megapixels can do a lot of damage

  96. 96
    The Cheshire Cat says:

    Owen Moans & Flabbutt are bad enough but what about Dromey, Harman & Hewitt – former affiliates of the PIE club…….not reported on the Savile Channel, of course.

  97. 97
    Genghiz the kahn says:
  98. 98
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    The Co-op is the future of banking?

  99. 99
    Godfrey Bloom says:

    Fuck off all these Liblabcons from Quango Quango land.

  100. 100
    The British media are cunts says:


  101. 101
    David Cameron, bumsex marriage says:

    You really saved my butt Maria.

  102. 102
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Up down up down, deuce!, new balls please :-)

  103. 103
    7ctw says:

    With the shady pasts and dodgy connections of many of our political class, it would sure be easy for some unscrupulous agency or vested interest (domestic or foreign) to blackmail certain top people into doing their bidding.

    Hypothetically of course.

  104. 104
    Isaac Hunt says:

    Or the other one who worked it out with a pencil and paper!

  105. 105
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Lynton Crosby needs to lock Dave and co. in a room until they can recite these facts in their sleep.

    1. Little furry animals don’t vote but angry farmers/residents do.

    2. Motorists vastly outnumber cyclists.

    3. Electricity & gas bill payers vastly outnumber eco-loons in Islington.

    4. Tony Abbott just won a landslide in the Aussie general election against the eco-loony Labour party.

  106. 106
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    “Labour has to make climate change as toxic for Tories as Section 28 was”

    Guido Fawkes.

    Hear ! Hear !

  107. 107
    John Bellingham says:

    It was mentioned in passing on Radio 4 the Today programme when the announcer editorialised by saying “This is surely against the law to say such things”.
    (He also thought it against the law to edit The Archers–but then that’s the BBC for you).

    A thought. All those little kiddies molested by the Labour-backed PIE members in the 1980s would be in their early/mid 40s today. How many entered politics?

  108. 108
    Talen said something like that says:

    If you don’t shout FRAUD when you witness a fraud you are a fraud

  109. 109
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    So Labour are going down the same eco-loony tax bombshell route the Lib Dems are:

    Vote Lib/Lab for higher petrol prices

    Vote Lib/Lab for higher electricity and gas bills

    Vote Lib/Lab for higher council tax

    Vote Lib/Lab for higher income tax

    Bye bye Lib/Lab :-)

  110. 110
    Isaac Hunt says:

    True, but much of what they spend their residual income on is taxed so finds it way to the government anyway.

  111. 111
    Labour, this is what you could be voting for says:

    i) Industrial scale child abuse and a pathological hatred of Britain

    ii) Illegal wars, state sanctioned domestic assassinations, repression of freedom of expression and thought.

    iii) A broken economy, uncontrolled immigration, and conceding defeat to hostile foreign forces for no good reason.

    iv) State sanctioned fraud (Co-Op), control by Unions who defraud rather then represent their members, a higher tax burden and more EU.

    That’s just for starters.

    Cameron has not done much better.

    UKIP is the way forward.

  112. 112
    Harriet says:

    They could use that photo for the PIE story too.

  113. 113
    Jeremiah says:

    Wot’s this Guido, a pleb to narrate your short clip, you could do better, standards are slipping. I bet some of this lot if they don’t get back into power will be clammering for a nice jobbie they nothing about as the head of a QUANGO it seems par for the course with politicos, not just Smiffy (my, he looks a very old man, I am 5years older and don’t look that bad, must be the hard life he has led) and the others mentioned.

  114. 114
    Fly on the wall says:

    That was back when maths was taught properly. These days he uses a pencil and paper.

  115. 115
    Fly on the wall says:

    Snap – delayed transmission. Great minds etc

  116. 116
    John Bellingham says:

    Legal reasons? It is documented fact and has been widely publicised for years. Going back a decade or so there was a huge scandal in Belgium re: politicians and a p@edo ring and the overseas press was not shy in publishing the PIE-NCCL connection at the time plus similar activity in other countries–there was a US outfit called NAMBLA that infiltrated their “people” into the NCLA and the Democratic Party. It all got a bit swept under the quilt, so to speak.

  117. 117
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Employment up and Unemployment rate up ?

    Two explanations:

    i) The figures are wrong

    ii) The rate of people becoming eligible to be considered unemployed is rising faster than the number of positions being filled.

    This situation could be caused by increases in the eligible population that can be considered unemployed. Youth unemployment could be up, or this is the effect of immigration showing up in the employment statistics.

  118. 118
    Jeremiah says:

    How many hoops can you jump through backwards, it is essential prerequisite for us to offer you the job.

  119. 119
    Jack Ketch says:

    Based on my posts that vanish, he must be one of the moderators, although I am polite compared to others.

  120. 120
    Fly on the wall says:

    So how soon before they all come forward and the roundabout starts all over again? Lawyers love this sort of thing – effectively free cash handouts for them.

  121. 121
    sunderland is a labour ghetto that why its shyte says:

    Brilliant piece as someone said earlier comment of the year deserves a prize Guido.

  122. 122
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Agreed. Unemployment down 125,000 but the rate up from 7.1% to 7.2%. Either the figures are wrong or a huge number of immigrants have just entered the country.

  123. 123
    Jeremiah says:

    Never mind Chuckie, Fawkes the elder is always altering his own Wikipedia profile.

  124. 124
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Or you could build what would be a useless railway to cut the journey time to Birmingham by 20 minutes.

  125. 125
    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    Owen Jones, the bluebottle for the 21st century….you, you nasty non-socialists you dirty rotten swines

  126. 126
    Fly on the wall says:

    It is to be hoped that this includes his gold plated MP pension (along with all the other foreign troughers than infest the HoC).

  127. 127
    Fly on the wall says:

    Because you spelt dr*vel wrongly. Time you knew that.

  128. 128
    Jeremiah says:

    Dave is making sure that legal aid will not be available for them to pursue any claims. There have been rumours on this blog that certain older Cons have indulged but Dave will not be pursuing them, these are just insinuations anyway no proof, all can say of the accusers put up or shut up.

  129. 129
    Natalie Bennett says:

    I modeled my boring, whining, incoherent drone of a voice on Julia Gillard

  130. 130
    Jeremiah says:

    Dave will not be pursuing those as they give lots of lovely money to the Cons, in the same way Liebore didn’t really pursue them, in fact they told them to relax restrictions which Liebore did which triggered the almighty mess known as the big crash.

  131. 131
    JH-32094-0239-4 says:

    I agree – anyone show disagrees should do an experiment. Don’t watch if for a whole week. Then sit down and watch some.

    Within 5 minutes you will start to feel a small ball of anxiety and fury start to form in the pit of your stomach. Switch it off again.

    This presumes you are not already a fully fledged MSM drone. If this is not the case, you carry on enjoying the flashing gaudy noisebox which may help to fill the yawning void at your core somewhat.

  132. 132
    Sir William Wayde says:

    That’ll be York Way, London N1, then.

  133. 133
    Jeremiah says:

    If Farage can get his party into order UKIP should trounce the Cons, that is why Dave is panicking, he is reaching the state where nobody knows what he really stands for or even believes him, come on Nige you haven’t got long to the EU elections only 3 months, you are leaving it very late, you are the party of protest now!

  134. 134
    Fly on the wall says:

    … they are called Romanians or Bulgarians.

  135. 135
    Jeremiah says:

    Come on Dave stop these troughing MPs claiming benfits, show what you are made of, be firm, show what a firm leader you are.

  136. 136
    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    Can a green lesbian also be black simultaneously?

  137. 137
    Jeremiah says:

    Dave will not allow one his own to be held in police custody, it was just a little over sight

  138. 138
    I feel fubarred etc... says:

    Don’t hold your breath, but blancmange was the first word that came into my head.

  139. 139
    Jeremiah says:

    They cannot get anywhere near mine, I’ve got none, bliss

  140. 140
    nmj says:

    Would it only have been socialism that that pair would have infected him with?

  141. 141
    Jeremiah says:

    I thought Tory MPs loved to indulge in that sort of thing.

  142. 142
    Jeremiah says:

    Big Eric of course

  143. 143
    Jeremiah says:

    Quite a lot of Scottish foreigners in the Con Party, Gover, Rifkind, and Scottish surnames Cameron (crooked nose) you know them better than me

  144. 144
    UK Wide Open Border's Agency & Not Acountable to Anyone says:

    We certainly Now don’t count them IN !!!


    We certainly Never count them OUT

    EVERYONE is welcome to come & go as they please…..

  145. 145
    Jeremiah says:

    Dave is certainly starting to even look like one

  146. 146
    All the world says:

    Owen Jones – bluebottle from the goons – hes still there.
    Best description yet of owen.

  147. 147

    Time to quanGO innit? I mean GO!

  148. 148
    Charlie says:

    Did’ nt Private Eye cover this topic in the 1980s. There was also Islington Childrens Homes run by Labour at the same time. The Labour MP who is an oppenheimer denies all knowledge of such activities even though she was the leader of the council.

  149. 149
    Consuela the cleaning lady says:

    No, no more balls, he Nazi.

  150. 150
    Consuela the cleaning lady says:

    Cos it is irrelevant and sinking to the left.

  151. 151
    Deaf bloke says:

    I hated your body language, I hated the drivel you were spouting (lip reader) now you tell me that should I save up for a cochlear implant I will hate the sound of your voice. Please fuck off to your ideological home in North Korea. NB even they don’t believe in your stupid global warming religion.

  152. 152
    janet Trotts says:

    The quango Queen, Suzi Leather was Chair of the Exeter Community NHS Trust. You missed that one Guido.

  153. 153
    Jim says:

    And you spelled ‘spelled’ incorrectly. You know that?

  154. 154
    thostids says:

    Cami-macmilloButler stands for nothing except what The Establishment tells him. During the periods of inactivity, chillaxing is permitted. He is little more than an affable playboy. It’s what the bugger will get up to after he is thoroughly kicked out of power come May 2015 bothers me!

  155. 155
    Blowing Whistles says:

    i’ve never stated anything like that at all on this site … i think.

  156. 156
    Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:

    Yep, I have stopped buying the Eye for that reason.

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