March 5th, 2014

Rock Subject of Two Female Staff Complaints
Labour Question Rock Chum Llewellyn’s Role

Guido understands that Patrick Rock was the subject of two complaints from female staff, Downing Street claims there was only one complaint and it was dealt with properly. The first complaint was from a junior female Downing Street staffer and the second from a senior civil servant who is no longer in No. 10. The dismissal of the complaints is said to have led to disquiet amongst female staff who were uncomfortable with Rock.

Downing Street last night denied there was a second complaint, which might be technically true as the senior female civil servant is thought to have complained informally rather than via the formal civil service grievance procedures. Guido understands that the complaints were about inappropriate pestering rather than anything of a groping nature.

Labour are suspicious and have two questions about the matter, firstly “Did Number 10 deliberately wait to announce [Rock arrest] to let the Harriet Harman story run?” and pointedly given his closeness to Rock “Is Ed Llewellyn the right person to look at this?”


103 Comments

  1. 1
    Skeleton bob says:

    Does this pass the Harrietesque smear test?

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    • 14
      but says:

      If this ever comes to court,
      how will he ever get a fair trial?

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      • 17
        Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

        i think he is fairycake

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        • 61
          Myfanwy says:

          Obvious Smear, now why Dave do that, I thought he was a happily married man, do you know something that the rest of us do not not know.

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      • 57
        thostids says:

        Well he won’t need, or get, Legal Aid so that at least gives him a real choice of Representation.
        Having recently read our LCJ’s comments about adopting the French system of judicially-supervised torture in lieu of the English pattern of amiable cross-examination in between tea-breaks, that might inform his views on the merits of our, rather than foreign, legal systems.

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      • 94
        roger says:

        Trying to convict someone who was legitimately working on a way of porn filtering the internet should be difficult, assuming there is no ‘absolute offence’ bollox, there can’t be or everybody in CHEOP

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    • 64
      Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

      Not me Handy. I like Portsmouth and most of the Brothers do. When am i going to get that villa in Spain, just like yours, from your boys? jahbulon.

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    • 78
      Chop chop says:

      It took quite a few days to fix the overheating shredder.

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      • 86
        Norfolk's Finest says:

        Seems to me that No 10 did the right thing. Note how nobody of any note from the government or no 10 said a word about the PIE scandal. They didn’t get involved because they didn’t want to look like hypocrites. Furthermore, I expect that it would have been unwise to go public if there was an active police investigation going on. Prejudicial and all that.

        On the other hand, it’s Labour that’s trying to make political capital out of it. Just who is being reprehensible???

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    • 88
      Grudge Match says:

      There’s his defence then. Someone on the staff with a grudge has stitched him up. Entered his office OS working hours and used his pute. Imagination only.

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  2. 2
    East India Company Wallah says:

    Harriets problem wont be going away anytime soon

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    • 23
      Anon says:

      The bitch should resign. Keep digging Daily Mail.

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    • 33
      Cameron's Questions says:

      Perhaps so. BUT!! Just like the Macbride affair a few years ago when G Brown stated he didn’t know what was going on right under his nose on Downing St and folk on here were shouting ‘Of coure he must have know!’ so the same question is to be asked of Cameron. What did he know? Because, like Brown. it all happened right under his nose in Downing St.

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      • 46
        Dave - the pervert's friend says:

        Chillax!

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      • 67
        Myfanwy says:

        When they are chaps, you know one of us types, chaps stick together like glue, because chaps being chaps know things about their fellow chaps, which makes them stick all the more firmly together.

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    • 36
      RomaBob.... working hard for you! says:

      Why? WTF has Harriet been up to now?

      Just hope it is nothing to do with her and the NCCL. Right bunch of Reds, Pinkos, perverts and criminals :)

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      • 50
        P*I*E says:

        Notice Before Action

        In recent days it has come to our attention that we have been linked to the Labour Party.

        We wish to make it clear that we are a legitimate pressure group that seeks to lower the age of consent.

        We object, in the strongest possible terms, to being linked with an ideology responsible for the death of upwards of 100,000,000 people.

        Please de*si*st from lin*ki*ng us to the Labour Party or we will have no choice but to ins*ti*gate le*g*al pro*ce*ed*ings to protect our re*put*at*ion.

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  3. 3
    General Pinochet says:

    It’s one scandal after another………..vote UKIP for transparency and common sense!

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    • 8
      Osric Testicles says:

      Tis as nothing compared to the avalanche of stupidity that would flow if the turd pool that follow Farage ever got anywhere judging on evividence so far. I have no love for politicians of any persuasion by the way, it’s just UKIP is simply not the answer however much you would dearly love it to be.

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      • 39
        Anonymous says:

        Wrong.

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      • 72
        Myfanwy says:

        O.T., Nige has belatedly decided to only now to start sorting his party out, ie anyone who has wacky views is sidelined so they cannot do any damage. UKIP is the party of protest, a position which the LibDems used to hold, nothing more. I have your distaste of politicians and do not belong to any party, but that is what we have to put up with if we want a democracy, all politicos when they come in to power usually have the backing of the populace but gradually after 2 years they start to show whether they are any good, and the shine usually disappears.

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        • 90
          Vote UKIP says:

          Don’t vote for the p#dos in Labour, Libdem & tory

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          • treetop91 says:

            Vote UKIP to get rid of the existing set of paedos and assorted shyte that infest Westminster. At least a clean sweep would ensure the new set are not so deeply embedded within the establishment and can be identified more quickly as there would be fewer cronies who owe each other to cover their backs.

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      • 76
        Hawkwind says:

        …..Got nowhere else to go but UKIP!!!!

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  4. 4
    RomaBob.... working hard for you! says:

    Chop off ‘is knob, the knob!

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    • 74
      Myfanwy says:

      I say that is a bit harsh, like going back to the middle ages, used to be on of the proceedures admistered in hanging, drawing and quartering.

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  5. 5
    Where Eagles once landed says:

    Where Eagles once landed says:
    March 5, 2014 at 9:06 am
    Let’s get real. P wants Crimea, U bust, EU no cash and populations increasingly unwilling (effniks excepted who he really don’t give a toss) to foist further debt on their unborn grandchildren.

    So, £50bn in cash not gas credits from R fed to U.

    Next please

    Reply

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  6. 6
    Sir Bernard Haagen-Daas says:

    Between a Rock and a Harman place!

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  7. 7
    Mrs Harpersons Boys says:

    Scum

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  8. 9
    Ah! WOW! says:

    Ms Brooks told the jury her horse trainer partner made a ‘monumental cock-up’ when he stashed DVDs, a lesbian porn magazine, his laptops, and a host of other items behind bins under their Chelsea flat.

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  9. 10
    let's not forget says:

    Pestering isn’t in the same league as links with PIE,
    calling for the age of consent to be lowered to 10 or
    incest to be legalised.

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    • 24
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      Oh, you mean doing something isn’t worse thinking something?

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      • 42
        Anonymous says:

        If H@rriet had got her way, what he has allegedly done, wouldn’t even be illegal.

        H@rriet is looking more and more like a functioning psychopath, unable to take any criticism or see the vile and hideous nature of what she was actively promoting together with her husband.

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        • 60
          jgm2 says:

          Harriet is the same as Hazel Blears.

          She has the courage to say ‘YES’.

          Whatever idiocy the parteh espouses is 100% right even if it was 100% wrong yesterday.

          In another country she’d be wearing a safari jacket and clapping the Dear Leader’s latest idiocy to the rafters. Actually, all she’s missing is a safari jacket.

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    • 29
      SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      The atmosphere in many work places has become so poisoned by the Feminazis you only have to say good morning and smile at a female colleague and you will be accused of pestering her if at some time in the future a dispute of some kind arises between you and her.

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      • 35
        Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

        wave your dick at them they probably wouldn’t know what one looks like anyway.

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    • 32
      C O (π) says:

      The downloading of child p0rn is what is serious, if he was indeed responsible.

      The harassment bullshit, if resolved internally, is a non-issue.

      Recall that Labour’s mob decide r’ape cases by tribunal to avoid getting police involved.

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      • 49
        don't forget says:

        Labour and the BBC complain about this being kept quiet for 3 weeks.

        Harman,Dromey and Hewitt’s links to PIE and the subsequent attempts
        to legalise incest and lower to age of consent to 10 was hushed up for
        30 YEARS.

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      • 77
        Capt Delta (retd) says:

        Have you been reading my handbook?

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      • 96
        roger says:

        If he was working on porn filtering he might have come across the filth legitimately , don’t prosecutions have to prove intent and mens rea any more?, in a proto-police state possibly not.

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  10. 11
    Harri, Trisha and Jacqui says:

    Ha, the world moves on.

    In the clear now. phew.

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  11. 12
    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

    And all the time the forking EU want more cash out of us.

    Anger as Europe demands an extra £2.4 billion from Britain to plug ANOTHER blackhole in the EU’s budget
    • European Commission says it needs £20billion extra from member states
    • Comes just three months after demanding an additional £10billion
    • Eurocrats blame sudden flurry of invoices at the end of the financial year
    • Tory MEP Marta Andreasen says EU of treats public money with ‘disdain’

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    • 16
      Cornish pasty says:

      Can we have our rivers dredged and our coastal defences improved.

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      • 27
        Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

        No you can’t unless Merkel Et Al say so, so keep bailing out the water. (Oh and keep voting tory we love you really just dont tell anyone)

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        • 47
          Anonymous says:

          It is EU enviromental laws which mean the levels cannot and have not been dredged.

          If people vote for pro EU parties, they should not be suprised when laws they have no control over and no visibility on, are imposed upon them by the EU under the auspices of the Environment Agency.

          You reap what you sow.

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  12. 13
    Richard D says:

    More public sector cronyism

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  13. 18
    Steve Miliband says:

    Sub Judice?

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  14. 19
    Can I come out now, Lab Deputy says:

    .

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  15. 20
    PRESIDENT PUKING says:

    What is the world coming to when MP’s start fancying the opposite sex ?

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    • 30
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      Or to put it another way: ‘One of David Cameron’s closest aides has resigned after being arrested on child pornography allegations.’

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  16. 21
    Ah! who was it that says:

    Suffer little children to come unto me.

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    • 82
      A sailor from days gone by says:

      No no … It was Little children come unto me so I can make you can suffer.

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  17. 22
    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

    So vote Tory get Pedofile
    Vote labour get Pedofile
    Vote lib-Dem get Bomber, criminal,pervert
    think i will vote UKIP

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    • 56
      Nu Attack Dog says:

      Anyone who actively seeks to become an MP should be immediately disqualified from ever holding public office. MP’s should be selected randomly from members of the tax paying populace and background checked before serving a fixed term Parliament.

      The current system is broken beyond repair and we have a Parliament stuffed with vile deviants and criminals.

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  18. 25
    C O (Ξ5) says:

    Whilst the EU spends £50bn of UK money / year on Foreign Policy TARFU’s which beckon WWIII and irritate the UK’s closest ally, guess what Ch!na have been up to ?

    12.2% increase in defence budget.

    http://tinyurl.com/pje2o35

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  19. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Has Harpic gone into hiding ?

    Your problems won’t go away Harriet dear, no matter how long you keep your fingers in your ears.

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    • 41
      Cameron's Questions says:

      Correct, they will not. Now then. Mr Cameron, why did you keep the lid on the arrest of Mr Rock for three weeks? Hoping it would all go away were we? What did you know? And when did you know it? Pardon? You didn’t know anything of what was going on right under your nose in Downing St? Pull the other one.

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  20. 34
    Anonymous says:

    So when confrinted with paedos, Cameron sacks them, while Labour looks to see if they can legalise access to 10 year olds.

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    • 44
      Cameron's Questions says:

      Erm, no,not quite. He resigned, he wasn’t sacked! He only resigned the night before he was told he faced arrest, otherwise he’d still be in Downing St taking OUR cash.

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      • 55
        Anonymous says:

        Why would he need to leave if he had done nothing warranting arrest?

        Face it – Tories crack down on paedos, where as Labour tries to get them what they want.

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      • 65
        The Critic says:

        And how do you know that? Perhaps No 10 only found out that night?

        I have seen a case when the employer only found out after the employee had been sent to prison. Plod are not always efficient and after the fall out from Plebgate, who can say what they are up to?

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      • 83
        Moddy botted again says:

        I think you’ll find that he was resigned.

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  21. 37
    Gordon here says:

    I would just like to wish Max Clifford good luck

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  22. 43
    Hey guys says:

    Woman has length of her leg extended by NINE INCHES ( Daily Star )

    If they can do that to a leg……..

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  23. 45
    C O (Ξ5) says:

    R-Fed are now recruiting irregular militia’s in U:

    R-Fed agents posing as tourists are travelling in to directly recruit in addition to the use of cyber.

    NB: They are blocking similar sites which were set up by the U govt. for nationalists.

    Takeaway:

    This demonstrates that R-Fed forces are too weak to actually take U by force, and also indicates that K’remlin is not convinced that they have enough support if they entered U.

    It certainly does indicate that R-Fed have no intention of not entering U proper, and at the least are prepared to meet the US in initiating a sectarian civil war in the event of stalemate.

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    • 63
      jgm2 says:

      This demonstrates that R-Fed forces are too weak to actually take U by force

      How about they’re recruiting people to create a ‘grass-roots’ movement to create a ‘grass-roots’ show of strength precisely to avoid bloodshed?

      Or, if there is bloodshed then it is that of unarmed pro-Russian ‘grass-roots’ movement being machine-gunned on the orders of the coup leaders.

      Bad press. Legitimises a more robust Russian response to protect ethnic Russians.

      How does that figure in your analysis?

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      • 71
        The Critic says:

        The Russian Army remains largely a conscript one. They rely on relatively simple equipment and large numbers with minimal training. Witness the Afghan occupation. Most of their forces were left in towns as garrisons. Only airborne/special forces undertook major operations.

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    • 70
      John Bellingham says:

      If Britain gets its referendum to leave the EU and Brussels objects, will that nice Mr Putin send some self-defence tourists to secure key points, like Knightsbridge, Chelsea football ground and St Mary’s Ax?

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  24. 51
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Miliband needs to address the woman problem in the Trades Union leadership.

    He needs to stand up to vile male dinosaurs like McCluskey,Crow & Serwotka and tell them they must stand down in favour of women selected from an all-women shortlist.

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

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  25. 52
    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 :-)

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  26. 53
    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.

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    • 66
      jgm2 says:

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

      Little foxes don’t vote but class-war motivated bedwetters do. Blair instigated a war in I’raq based on nothing more than his vivid imagination resulting in the death of half a million people but still the fox-lovers were more worried about a few foxy-woxies being eaten by dogs and so, on balance, voted him back in.

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  27. 54
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Germany (without a minimum wage) consistently has a much lower unemployment rate than the UK/USA .

    This clearly shows that the minimum wage is a jobs destroyer.

    It’s high time both the UK and USA abolished the minimum wage so we can get unemployment, especially youth unemployment, down.

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  28. 57
    Fabians are EVIL says:

    It seems a bit rich for Labour to bitch about Tory ‘management’ of the news when, clearly, they have learnt a great deal from Labour!

    How did it go? Oh yes! ” This is a good day to bury bad news”

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  29. 68
    Anonymous says:

    “the complaints were about inappropriate pestering rather than anything of a groping nature”

    If they were not thought worth groping then it’s no wonder they complained.

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    • 85
      A sailor from days gone by says:

      That’s what happens when you interrupt an ugly old bat/bag by asking her nicely to please put the kettle on when she’s in the middle of the cartoons page. Been there; done that. Most of those famous garden girls probably look like Hagars wife.

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  30. 69
    Anonymous says:

    “Labour are suspicious and have two questions about the matter”
    Surely that should be three. Including: Why are there never any party spokespersons available, to answer potentially embarrassing media questions?

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  31. 73
    Robert says:

    Like Labour can complain given who they chose to look into the Union stitch up in Falkirk

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  32. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Like the manifesto Dave would have insisted on an OE.

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  33. 89
    Let it not be forgotten says:

    That if Harriet and her chums had their way, PC Plod would now be in the the position of having to prove that the children in any pictures Rock may have had
    had suffered. Otherwise he would walk. Any comment, Labour?

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    • 99
      P C Plod says:

      You think it odd too then that these two stories emanate from the Daily Mail and that both appear to have been doing the rounds for a considerable period of time.

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  34. 93
    inside out says:

    Surely what is sinister about this arrest is who is doing the arresting and investigation.
    Not your Met plod,but the super plod National Crime Agency.Why?.Did Cameron initiate a cover-up for one of his Oxford mates.There are unfortunately dozens of similar cases everyday up and down the country everyday,and they don’t involve the NCA.Whats different about this other than who the accused is and his mates.

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  35. 95
    Anonymous says:

    On whether Rock was told about the suspicion before the police could get to him, in a way that might have prejudiced the enquiry (and I have no idea whether he was, or whether there might have been such prejudice), there might be something in common with:

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edathy-Aff%C3%A4re

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  36. 97
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    My friend Bronwen says David Cameron might end up having to resign over this and she is putting money on it just as she did for Cardiff City to get relegated.

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  37. 103
    fed up in britain says:

    wishfull thinking. the flabby twat will cling to power for dear life.The whole bloody shower are rotten to the core.

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Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

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