March 11th, 2014

MEPs Plot to Spike No.10’s Choice for EU Commissioner

Despite Downing Street getting to choose the candidate for EU Commissioner, the European Parliament has to approve their pick. Guido understands Number 10 is preparing for the possibility that the PM’s first choice will be spiked by MEPs as revenge for the British vetoing the 2011 treaty. So Dave faces a dilemma. Does he put forward his first choice as normal and risk seeing them vetoed, or does he hold back who he actually wants at the risk of a decoy first nomination scraping through? Andrew Mitchell will be watching closely.


98 Comments

  1. 1
    Peckham Refugee says:

    Er, whatever happened to the idea of running our own country?

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    • 2
      Herman Achille Van Rompuy says:

      How quaint. That is so pre EU.

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      • 7
        Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, & other Wasters says:

        The only way we can escape the monstrous tyranny of the eu is to start assassinating the no elected dictators. I would happily buy the ammunition.

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        • 12
          Lord Stansted says:

          There is another way. Vote Putin as EU President.

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          • thostids says:

            We’ve already got our quota of Communists in the upper reaches in the lumpy shape of the Barren-ness Ashton. But you have to be seriously impressed with the Double-think suggestion that we appoint a nominee we don’t want on the alleged premise that the EU will veto them so that we can then appoint the person this Government wants.
            It’s like Brown’s appointment of Bercow, not for his suitability but his unsuitability.
            Is it any wonder that we have a Cabinet full of false-flag flyers, fluffers and fakirs?

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          • F Nick says:

            not to mention all the freaking flip-flopping fruits, flakes and faggots.

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      • 13
        Anonymous says:

        Guidos comments allude to some kind of strategy that Cast Iron is running with the EU…. Lets get real dave doesn’t have a fcukin clue.

        The sooner the Tories ditch cast iron the sooner they might win an election.

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        • 18
          Paniagua V5.1 says:

          Dave should put his own name forward seeing as his mouth is so full of Rompuy’s cock.

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          • Dave Just Call Me Cock Struck Dave says:

            And very yummy it is too! You homophobes need to try it!
            And it got me a much bigger salary in my future EU sinecure!
            Winner!

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        • 70
          Myfanwy says:

          Well who would you suggest to replace him, that is acceptable to the electorate, there are a fair number of fairly marginal Tory seats, the Tories did not do all that well against an open goal like Brown and chums. A lot of the electorate’s feathers have been ruffled by Dave and Chums

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      • 25
        J.M Barroso says:

        Can I punch him Herman?

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      • 90
        Mr I M Jolly says:

        How quaint. Mr Dave must be either naïve or dumb. He should know the EU-SSR kommie Kommizzars in the Brussels Politburos & Soviets will NOT change – the Status Quo has to be maintained – far too many folks stealing cash from the EU Tax payers to fund dodgy dealings and corrupt practices. They are ALL Commie Bullshitters. Merdes, Crapaudes, Fangous et Manneken Pissoirs.

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    • 14
      'arry says:

      put forward nigel farage

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      • 30
        Anonymous says:

        Did Secretive Malaysian Government Official visit 777 crash-site? http://www.fastpages.co.uk/

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      • 62
        Anonymous says:

        Nigel Farrage would use that job to fight for the UKs best interests.

        It’s a pity cast iron does exactly the opposite with his with job.

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        • 72
          another eu funded troll says:

          isn’t there another kinn0ck somewhere to fill the post?

          wife already in;
          son going to be an mp in what used to be britain
          and who knows else?
          nepotism at its best, he could almost be a pak1stan1

          How about kinn0ck’s au pair for example?

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    • 60
      EU Jimmy says:

      Ashton is the clear choice. Brains and beauty – a winning formula.

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    • 91
      BoJo says:

      All wankers together, what does it matter.

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  2. 3
    Guy News Room says:

    RMT offices are closed but Owen Jones is in bits and has been coming in with flowers to pay his respects.

    GET DAVID CAMERON OUT NOW.

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  3. 4
    Andrew Mitchell says:

    Those EU plebs need to know who is in charge. We pay their wages.

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  4. 5
    Welcome to the Hotel California says:

    The quasi-democratic EU Parliament vetoing Britain’s choice of Commissioner seems like an ideal propaganda own-goal for the EU. Get on with it.

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  5. 6
    Guido Fawkes,The Fat Controller. says:

    Guy News Room have closed the office today as a mark of respect, after Bob Crow’s passing.

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    • 11
      Executive Summary says:

      Taking no heed of any physical similarity between himself and Bob, Guido heads out for a three bottle lunch.

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      • 76
        Myfanwy says:

        Hmmm, Fawkes was always slagging off Bob Crow for living the high life, expensive dinners, knocking down the booze, and smoking large cigars, and yet he hasn’t taken any heed, Bob was only 4 years older than Fawkes (in fact I think he looked as old as me and I am 68)

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    • 92
      Tony Blair says:

      Whats he passed, could it be the biggest turd in history, the twat.

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  6. 9
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Just get Mitchell to apply on a stolen passport, then if he loses he can reapply using his real one.

    Everyone else seems to.

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  7. 10

    Just leave Catherine where she is. Problem solved.

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  8. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron should put forward his first choice (not Clegg’s), and tell the Parliament that if it is rejected, the cheques to the EU stop the same day.

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    • 75
      Spartacus says:

      house was just hit by a flock of pigs

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      • 85
        Conservative in 2010 says:

        Anonymous said only that Cameron should, and not that he would! He should, of course, but he and his party are beyond hope and an exit from the EU is needed as soon as possible.

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  9. 17

    Revenge for sending them Catherine Ashton, shurely.

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  10. 19
    Mark Oaten says:

    Can I be a special envoy to Russia? I hear their president poos in a tin.

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  11. 20
    Call Me Dave says:

    After many hours of thought I decided to put Nigel Evans forward for the position of EU Commissioner, as he shows the quality and morality that is essential in our parliamentary system.

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  12. 22
    Owen Jones,Chief Political Correspondent says:

    Stop Cameron’s wrecking ball | Don’t let the hospital closure clause become law: Call your MP on 02072193000 & get them to oppose Clause119.

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    • 26
      Prime Minister David Cameron says:

      We defend our hospitals. I will be voting for NC16 today to help prevent hospital closures. Thanks to all who defend our NHS.

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  13. 24
    Trainer Shoe says:

    who care’s who goes. it’s a crock of shite anyway.

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  14. 27
    Anonymous says:

    Andrew Mitchell… just the fellow to shout at those Johnny Foreigner types.

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  15. 28
    fruitcake says:

    Don’t send any f*cker Dave, point out we’re trying to save the EU money and we’re setting and example….oh and here’s a P45 for that useless walking disaster Ashton

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    • 84
      Hugh Janus says:

      Yes – we could say that there’s no point sending anyone because we’ll only have to take them back in 2017 because there’s going to be a referendum where 82% of us say we’re leaving.

      Oh, hang on…

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  17. 32
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Does anybody seriously expect Cameron to nominate any but the most sycophantic Euro arsehole sucker he can find.
    In fact the whole thing was probably pre arranged months ago!

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  18. 34
    McSkiver says:

    Why should Andrew Mitchell get some consolation job in the gravy train as a Europa Kommisar?

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  19. 35
    Anonymous says:

    There never was a treaty in 2011.

    FOI requests have confirmed there was no document on the table.

    Cameron did not veto a treaty in 2011 and if he had he would not be PM today.

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    • 66
      Anonymous says:

      What do you expect of cast iron. He is a liar and cannot be trusted.

      As an Eton posh boy he looks after his posh mates, his father in laws windmills which pay £500k pa all first and foremost.

      Then after all of that he just does what the Lib dems or Labour want.

      The odious toilet paper of a pm is a quisling. History will not be kind to dave and the Tories need to get rid asap.

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      • 69
        Fishy says:

        OCD Anon?

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      • 77
        Myfanwy says:

        Who should be in his place then, most of the other hopefulls have ruffled the electorate’s feathers too much, the electorate cannot be conned repeatedly and still expect to get in.

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  20. 36
    jgm2 says:

    It’s very simple.

    Send your first choice and if they reject him/her the first time just change their tie/handbag and ask them to vote again and get it right this time.

    Treat them the way they treat everybody else.

    The c*unts.

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  21. 37
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

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  22. 38
    Sir William Wayde says:

    Just been out in Nuthurst Covert, shooting crows. Anything happened while I was out?

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  23. 40
    aurora borealis says:

    Why bother? Puttiong a commissioner into the EU is going to cost us money – tell them we aren’t interested. They can keep the job and give it to monsieur hollande when he loses the next election perhaps.

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  24. 41
    Garfield says:

    Pound to a penny that fool Ken Clarke is in the running for the position

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  25. 44
    English freeman says:

    Nominate Nigel Farage for the post. He is the ideal candidate. Failing that I am prepared to give it a go; I must be at least as qualified as Ashton. I want the justice portfolio though so that I can lock up all the thieves, liars and fraudsters in Brussels. Shouldn’t take too long to sort them out. That may leave me a bit lonely at work though . . . . . .

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  26. 51
    Will says:

    what about norman tebbit

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  27. 52
    The Damnbuster says:

    I’m sure our Dave will rustle up something good. He’s played a blinder on Europe, cutting spending for once and forging a good alliance with Merkel and, best of all, humiliating Mad Franky Hollande with a pub lunch and jibes about red carpets.

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    • 71
      Anonymous says:

      Your either being sarcastic, ironic, funny or have 17 gcse’s…

      Either way placing one iota of faith in that lying posh spoonface twat is a grave error of judgement of the highest order.

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  28. 54
    Owen Jones says:

    I would do it, but I am to busy playing with my column.

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  29. 56
    bergen says:

    If they reject the candidate simply resubmit the same name until it is accepted. Until then the post remains vacant. This is the UK’s appointment to Europe and not that of the European “Parliament”.

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  30. 57
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Give Cathy Ashton another go. She’s been brilliant.

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  31. 86
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Our recent Commissioners have – to a man and woman been shameless troughers and hardly the sort of people that most of us would choose – Patten, Ashton, Mandelson, Kinnock – disgraceful the lot of them and hardly likely to enhance the EU in the eyes of UK voters.

    Cameron has an opportunity to choose someone a bit more robust. Chance of that appears to be the square root of F. all

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  32. 97
    Tom Catesby says:

    Mitchell buying a rickshaw, maybe he could get some former members of the Downing St gate guards to pull it for him.

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  33. 98
    The Welsh Nation Sings says:

    John Redwood

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