March 4th, 2014

Why are We Only Hearing About Rock Arrest Now?


Patrick Rock, a 62 year-old bachelor, is one of the most powerful people you have never heard of, serving as the PM’s fixer in Downing Street. Rock and Dave go way back, they worked together as special advisers in the Home Office under the progressive days of Michael Howard. The story goes that on the day John Smith died they went drinking in the Two Chairmen, where they “both agreed that Blair coming meant that we [Conservatives] would be f**ked.” He was almost a Tory MP too, fighting and losing in Portsmouth South in 1984… to Mike Hancock. Rock had been working under the radar at Downing Street since 2011, where his crowning achievement was accidentally leaking private documents to a photographer. Among his responsibilities were drafting the government’s proposals on internet porn filters. ‘Research’ of which seems his most obvious get out of jail card – the Pete Townshend defence…

It seems Downing Street were first made aware of the situation and called the cops on Rock themselves, three weeks ago. Unusually it has taken weeks for the arrest of one of the Prime Minister’s closest advisers to become public. In news management terms we have had in the intervening period Harriet Harman’s well known historic NCCL / Paedophile Information Exchange links dredged up in the Mail. This was after Rock was nicked but before it was made public… by James Chapman, in the Mail.

UPDATE: The Nonce Finder General asks the same question:


  1. 1
    Ah! knew says:

    Said so at the time to Needleblog. Obvious


  2. 2
    Rock got Modded says:

    Sounds like they’ve spent a lot of time planning and scheming when they should have been imprisoning this depraved pervert.


    • 37
      Cry Meer. says:

      Rather than look for conspiracies me Geedo, it was probably a good time to bury bad news.


  3. 3
    Mike Handycock CBE MP says:

    I’ve met Patrick obviously and I can tell you now he is as honest and upstanding a member of the community as I am. Leave him alone!


    • 27
      What the F**k is wrong with Portsmouth? says:

      South Portsmouth. What a den of iniquity that is, hmmm?


      • 33
        Mike Handycock CBE MP says:

        My mate Gerald is sound though. He handles hysterical women better than I do, look at the nice quiet resignation of that hysterical woman councillor who was making all that stuff up.


  4. 4
    Going well this says:

    So that’s a Communications Director in the dock for alleged phone hacking, an Immigration Minister accused of employing illegals and now their Pron Filter Adviser arrested for indecent images.

    Go Coalition.


  5. 5
    MonumentallyUnfunnyCuntRufus says:

    Evil tories


  6. 6
    Steve Miliband says:

    Maybe the rozzers didn’t let them release the news?


  7. 7
    Call Me Dave says:



  8. 10
    Glitter says:

    The Mitchell debacle has made me slightly cynical about the police arresting a member of the 10DS team.

    Could be a burn.


  9. 11
    Suspicious, of Tonbridge Wells says:

    You have to have time to cover the evidence trail. Anyone think he is the only person in Westminster doing this?


  10. 12
    The entire Labour Party 1997 to 2010 says:

    Same reason the bbc shut down the HH issues and have continued to do so
    That took 30 years


  11. 14
    Anonymong says:

    “We’re all in it together”.

    The cartel of politics proving once again that they’re a club of nonces, thieves, frauds and charlatans.

    They’re all rotten. They’re not “representatives” of the people. They’re greedy, manipulative, self-serving arsewipes.


  12. 15
    The entire Labour Party 1997 to 2010 says:

    Meanwhile the criminals 1997 to 2010 continue to walk the streets without a single summons between them

    Go labour


  13. 16
    Executive Summary says:

    Why I have never purchased a ‘news’paper and never will.


  14. 17
    Tardkiller says:

    The PIE Harman Hewitt story was in Private Eye Years ago… do keep up


  15. 18
    Joe Public II says:

    What’s Bumsex Dave’s explanation for this?


  16. 19
    Twitter says:

    @Kevin_Maguire: Tories will regret enjoying Harman’s discomfort from what I hear about police inquiries into some Cons

    Sent a week ago


  17. 20
    Ah! wonder says:

    How G manages to get the sentence above past the mod bot


  18. 21

    The truth of it is that your rumour machine has failed you miserably, Guido and to add insult to injury you’ve been out-scooped by the Mail. Producing a tin-foil hat posting in response is not the strongest thing you’ve ever done.


  19. 22
    Mrs Harriet Dromey says:

    This is a disgrace, I want this man’s links to known paedophiles investigated!


  20. 26
    Pete Townshend says:



  21. 32
    Political interference with police says:

    Dave covering up for NIgella you mean?


  22. 34
    Pete Townshend says:

    No dirty pics found on my computer.

    The “Research” defence rather depends on what they find, if like Townshend, anything.


  23. 34
    A view from atop the pyramid says:

    In this post Leveson age it is not clear if there has been any impropriety here.

    Cameron’s over familiarity with C’hapman the other week is also somewhat fishy in retrospect.


  24. 36
    • 48
      East Europe and G'ermany are the real problem says:

      Doing the work of dampening public support for a response.

      G’ermany is the key problem as it does not want to upset it’s economic interests and the rest of the Eurozone is either too weak or irrationally hawkish.

      EU has really helped ensure that in this situation there are no good options.

      NB: Key lesson to be learned:

      Hope is not a strategy.


  25. 39
    No gays on your side, eh, duckie? says:

    Hello righties

    Why is it you always claim there are no nonces or gays in your party, and yet the inconvenient facts state otherwise? This guy goes right back to the days of Maggie. Maggie was also close personal friends with Lord Boothby, a notorious kiddie fiddler who attended parties held by the Krays and had little boys defecate on him. And that’s not even including her 5 attempts to get Sir Jimmy knighted despite repeated warnings from her advisers.

    You may like to call everyone else shirtlifters and bummers and so on, but it’s a bit rich when there are so many gays on the right and so many nonces too. And given that many of you loathe gays with a passion but love Maggie, it begs the question why Maggie surrounded herself with so many of them. Not just Boothby and Savile but also Peter Righton, Derek Laud, Portillo, Leo Brittanica, as well as all the so far unnamed members of the nonce ring involving Righton.

    Don’t get me wrong, I know Labour and the Lib Dems have more than their share of nonces too. I just find it amusing that so many of you never have anything to say when it comes to fiddlers or gays in your own party. Let’s not forget today’s rightie gays: Crispin Blunt, Alan Duncan, Margot James, Nigel Evans, Daniel Kawczynski, and all the unnamed Tory MPs who Wiki Guido said had tried to hit on him in the last 12 months.

    If you genuinely believe all gays are p*edos, as many of you have said, then I ask why your beloved Maggie surrounded herself and protected so many of them, and why none of you have called for the deselection of the openly gay Tory MPs? I know, inconvenient facts, but simply replying to me by calling me a shirtlifter, etc, will only reinforce every single thing I said.


    • 50
      Paniagua V5.1 says:

      I think it’s accepted wisdom, even on here that ALL political mainstream parties are full of deceitful, lying. perverted, corrupt, fucking gobshites.

      It’s also accepted wisdom on here that most ‘media’ is also the same, particularly the nations broadcaster.

      So not sure what your point is.


      • 86
        No gays on your side, eh, duckie? says:

        So not sure what your point is.

        Why is it you always claim there are no nonces or gays in your party, and yet the inconvenient facts state otherwise? You may like to call everyone else shirtlifters and bummers and so on, but it’s a bit rich when there are so many gays on the right and so many nonces too. If you genuinely believe all gays are p*edos, as many of you have said, then I ask why your beloved Maggie surrounded herself and protected so many of them


        • 94
          Joss Taskin says:

          Give up. What’s the answer ?


        • 98
          Ban the Left says:

          Labour are the party of abuse.


          • No gays on your side, eh, duckie? says:

            I wouldn’t disagree about Labour’s record.

            But what about the nonces on the right? Or do you claim they don’t exist?


          • Paniagua V5.1 says:

            The clue to my comment was the word ALL. I even uppercased it for people like your good self, i.e. victims of a Labour education policy.


          • Ooh, get you says:

            “Why is it you always claim there are no nonces or gays in your party,”

            ” But what about the nonces on the right? Or do you claim they don’t exist”

            Make your mind up, Duckie. Have we, whoever we are, have made a denial or not. Perhaps a link to the accused ‘we’ would settle the matter.

            Oh, and Peter Righton? Really Duckie, I mean really.


        • 123
          Ned Ludd says:

          You missed out Kenneth Clarke.


    • 58
      jgm2 says:

      Unusually verbose this morning Jimmy.


    • 60
    • 67
      John Bellingham says:

      All parties have and have always had a more than average number of brownhatters in their ranks–(recall Churchill’s attitude to a Tory MP being caught in flagrate in St James’ Park with a Guardsman during WW2). The Cleveland St Scandal scooped up Liberal and Tories equally. The difference since the 1950s is that Labour and the Liberals have been infiltrated by a specifically nasty type of pederast who have agitated more and more for “gay rights”, which included the right to sodomise 16 year old boys and perform their acts in public toilets. Undoubtedly the Tories and maybe the BNP and the League of Empire Loyalists also have their share of queens and nonces, but the perversion of the right for two grown up men to do whatever they want to each other in private, into a “right” to corrupt youth, prey on children and promote unnatural and disgusting activity has been the preserve of the Left.


    • 68
      Cwispy pants Bwyant says:

      Stop scraping round the barrel of the bottom.


    • 70
      Fabians are EVIL says:

      Simple, you twat, Maggie had a bigger set of balls!


      • 83
        No gays on your side, eh, duckie? says:

        Maggie surrounded herself with nonces because she had a bigger set of balls? OK. Love your logic.


    • 89
      Anonymong says:

      Re-inforced or not, you’re still a shirtlifter.


    • 93
      Baboon's arse says:

      Left and Right are meaningless concepts these days. It’s Them and Us, and most (perhaps all) of Them are psychological basket-cases.


    • 121
      Ned Ludd says:

      You missed out Ken Clarke.


    • 124
      Anonymous says:

      Vote UKIP


    • 127
      Ned Ludd says:

      And William ‘share a bed with my aide’ Hague. He may not be bent but I bet he helps em out when they are busy.


    • 159
      Surr Nob Skelpoff says:

      Back in the day, MI5 or MI6 would secretly film two male adults having bumsex, then they could be blackmailed. Since Bumsex and Bumsex purveyance and enabling became a ‘saintly’ thing, the object of Blackmail has switched to the little boy cheekbusters.


  26. 40
    BBC says:

    Clear every other news item! BBC News will dedicate themselves to nothing else but this for at least 3 weeks!

    You thought we went OTT with Mandela? Just you wait…



    • 164
      thostids says:

      Naaah, the BBC won’t give this extended coverage because until the next GE short of multiple murder, the foibles of the Legacy Political Establishment will be finessed whilst those of the “upstart” UKIP will be published at every opportunity and inaccurately or selectively. One need only consider the repetition of the laughable comments of the recently-joined Local politico blaming the floods on Cameron’s penchant for bumsex “marriage”. It ceased to be a story when it emerged that the allegations were not fresh and had been made whilst the now ex-UKIPper had been a member of the Conservative.
      I’m disappointed that as the IPCC and the Met. office both agreed that there was no evidence of linkage between the weather and “Warming” that they were so ready to discount this very credible reasoning as to the cause of flooding. After all, if there was a linkage of weather and warming as the BBC implies every time there’s a case of bad weather, you would expect our Government to take steps to mitigate the expected problems. Of course, it it were a load of balls one could expect the buggers to do sod all…..


  27. 41

    Been wondering why the (tory) Daily Mail had dug up the old PIE story that they didn’t find half as important when it happened. Now I Know, trying to deflect any stories of nounces at N. 10!


  28. 43
    Be a good Chap Chappers. says:

    Broken by the hack who Dave calls Chappers at news conferences.


  29. 45
    FrankFisher says:

    Nice conspiracy, but the Mail first started on Hattie last year – Dec 14th.


  30. 46
    In a bind, again says:

    And this…

    Germany and France cannot afford sanctions because of gas

    Britain because Londongrad depends on Russian black money


  31. 49
    Elliott Ness says:

    And why nothing about Operation O and the D Notice?

    That is the real question….


  32. 51
    Owen Jones,Guest Moderator says:

    See you all in the Two Chairmen Public House later this evening,chaps.

    The drinks are on me .


  33. 52
    Angelic voices. says:

    When Geedo and Watson are singing from the same hymn sheet, you know the choir master is bent.


  34. 53
    Elton John says:

    I’m a Rocket man.


  35. 56
    Elvis. says:

    Soon to be known as the jailhouse Rock.


  36. 59
    David Cameron says:

    The French army is getting ready for the possibility of a world war, by fitting another six reverse gears to all of their tanks.


  37. 62
    Flatcap Army says:

    It’s always been bandied about by Watson and others that there is a ring of paedophiles so senior and well-connected that they have evaded scrutiny for decades – hell’s teeth, some of the rumours that have done the rounds about a couple of former and current senior cabinet ministers boggle the mind.

    And yet here we have a man very close to the prime minister, absolutely the kind of chap you’d expect to be protected, being thrown to the wolves. It kind of suggests that there might be a storm coming and the long-vaunted protection these guys are under might prove valueless


    • 165
      thostids says:

      Well someone has to be sacrificed for the “greater good”? How many bodies can Cameron throw to the Public to assuage their contempt for bum-sex banjo players and kiddy fiddlers after he took their advice?
      I suppose the Bullingdons were too busy trashing Restaurants and puking up to get into even deeper shit!


  38. 63
    Well I never says:

    Gives a whole new meaning to Rock on Tommy.


  39. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Watson wasn’t this quick in respondign to the PIE issue. Not that he’s partisan about child porn issues, oh no.


  40. 71
    Fly on the wall says:

    So just who was it in No 10 who discovered these pics? And what was he/she doing rooting around in somebody else’s personal IT area?

    Surely Rock’s PC area must have been protected by his personal password – so the finger seems to be pointing at somebody in the IT department. Wonder if they found anybody else???


  41. 72
    James Savllle no 10 press spokesman says:

    Fucking nonce.


  42. 76
    Which way to Go says:

    Rock or a Hard place.


  43. 78
    NHS is Mine says:

    more government lies:

    Jane Ellison, health minister, apologised on Monday for misleading the House by claiming that the data sold to actuaries had been “publicly available, non-identifiable and in aggregate form”. In fact the records tracked individual episodes of patient care, were not available publicly and had been sold on a “pseudomised” basis – meaning it would be difficult, but not impossible, to identify individuals.

    just who do these bastards think they are???? LIES LIS LIES


  44. 79
    BBC ace reporter Rick Nobinson says:

    ****breaking news **** breaking news****— Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych ousted from power in coup..flees to Russia. ..***breaking news. ** breaking news***

    Hat tip – Peterborough weekly shopper


    • 154
      Dangerous Brian says:

      Meanwhile, over in SA some bloke with false legs is accused of murder.
      Far, far more important than anything happening on the borders of our motherland , the EUSSR.


  45. 88
    ss says:

    “Home Office under the progressive days of Michael Howard.”
    Howard progressive? non such Howard the man who lost the Conservatives 300,000 voters at every Election since and including 1997,
    Asshole of the party, banned pistol shooting = lost votes.


  46. 90
    Round and round we go says:

    So the US and the are going to put Russia on the naughty step by not letting them into the G8 big boys and girls club and not playing with them on the kids slides in Sochi, get fkin real Russia has the money and the power to do the sanctions, hopefully they will use them and bring down the EU Napoleons to stop a war in Europe, time for Britain to get out of the EU before we end up losing more people to wars that we shouldn’t be near.


  47. 92
    C O (Ξ4) says:

    Good article on how blame for U farce is being attributed by the US:

    Last sentence sums it up:

    “We’re not putting Europe in the lead on this anymore,” a senior U.S. official said.

    Would be surprised if US trusts EU to choose biscuits at intl meetings in future.

    This will have some profound negative consequences for the US-EU relationship, a good motivation for the UK to exit.


  48. 95
    gra smi says:

    Cameron Chappers and Dacre,
    Blame the butcher the baker and candlestick maker,
    Or the Harmans will do,
    For the price of one,two,
    But at least the old bill didnt take her


  49. 97
    Displaced Brummie says:

    To Tom Watson: Can we be made aware of when Tom Watson became aware of the links between the NCCL Three and PIE?


  50. 99
    Anonymous says:

    Cant wait for the next media hunt to ask farage about the odd balls fruitcakes and perverts hiding in Ukip……go on brillo ask,


  51. 104
    gra smi says:

    My mp has been fiddling with my incredulity.


  52. 107
    Anonymous says:

    Chapman is a liar. Needleblog confirms Mail new about Rock in February – long before their distraction campaign. Sickening hypocrisy. Not sure who is worse – Rock or Chapman.


  53. 108
    Chemical Sal says:

    Will be cleared of all charges, then become untouchable for anything else like McAllBran. *innocentface* Good game.


    • 119
      Anonymous says:

      That’s how things work, a few disposable minnows like Rolf Harris, Stuart Hall and Dave Lee Travis thrown to the wolves, and the big cats go free.


  54. 129
    Ianto Evans says:

    I trust he has done the honourable thing and resigned from the Conservative Party.

    This must be ever so embarrassing for Mr Cameron.

    There is no place for sexual perverts of any persuasion in the modern Conservative Party


  55. 135
    Moddy botted again says:

    Perhaps we’ve only heard about it now because the coppers have learned (the hard way) that they can no longer go running to the papers with a scoop in return for a back hander.

    Fatty Watson and the Plod Federation may have gorged themselves with fun at the expense of Mitchell, but perhaps the Rock thing confirms that times have changed.


  56. 138
    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

    Pretorius Trial starts Ukraine war- good day to try to bury bad news
    oldest trick in the book


  57. 141
    Dot i and x t says:

    So. Now we know why Dave ordered his MPs not to say anything about Harman’s PIE.


  58. 153
    john in cheshire says:

    NCCL, now relabelled as Liberty; do leopards change their spots, I wonder?


    • 157
      CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

      The silence from Chakrabarti has been deafening.

      Don’t blame them for not wanting to be seen to be connected to their previous incarnation, but I wonder how many presently active Liberty activists have their roots back to the old NCCL?


  59. 156
    Bad Al(coholic) Campbell says:

    The Mail claim to have been talking about NCCL/Harman for 10 weeks. Well before this…..

    But it’s not like Labour haven’t tried the body-check defense mechanism before themselves. Except that the much more influential BBC was used when the press were going at them.


  60. 162
    Vlad Putin says:


  61. 163
    broderick crawford says:

    sounds as if he is between a rock and a ” hard” place …


  62. 167
  63. 168
    A Fine Pair of Lungs and I can prove IT! says:

    Where was Tom Watson during the monsters Harman & Dromey’s outing? There is no place for Harman-Dromey- Rock in politics. Scum!


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