April 3rd, 2014

Maria Miller’s Plain Packs Smokescreen

Guido has constructed a news art-ifact to summarise the news flow today. How fortunate that the report into Maria Miller was published just as the government was about to make its big plain packs announcement.


55 Comments

  1. 1
    Squeaker Bercow says:

    David Cameron and Maria Miller have today demonstrated their contempt for the British people.

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    • 33
      British voter says:

      And that will be repaid in spades soon.
      Fuck all MP’s. Spineless t u r d s, one and all.

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      • 46
        The Regulator says:

        As Maria fell to the floor with a large hole in her head, I thanked the AK47 for bringing this matter to an end…

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    • 50
      broderick crawford says:

      What a good day for burying Maria Miller.

      (Judging by the brevity of her HoC apologia it was obviously written on the back of HALF the new plain fag packet…..)

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  2. 2
    John Tandy says:

    Dispicable….

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  3. 3
    Maria Miller Conservative MP for Basingstoke. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and M says:

    Perhaps Basingstoke should think seriously if they want me to represent them?

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    • 12
      R Maxunwell says:

      the good citizens of basingstoke might like to ask MR miller – what is the definition of fraud?

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      • 53
        Let me be very clear about this says:

        I googled it:

        noun
        noun: fraud; plural noun: frauds

        1. wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain by a non-member of the UK Parliament.

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    • 36
      Within the rules but morally totally outside them says:

      Can’t
      Understand,
      Not
      Tat-all

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  4. 4
    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    Which bit is damaging to your health again?

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  5. 5
    East India Company Wallah says:

    Plainly nonsense packaged up by shysters to give the impression of governing in our interest

    Ask Chukka if his weed still arrives in plain cling film

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  6. 6
    David Cameron says:

    Maria Miller is one of those women that came in a plain pack.

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  7. 7
    Disgusted of Basingstoke MP for Basingstoke. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and M says:

    Here is a list of MPs who cleared that thieving toe rag, Maria Miller of taxpayers fraud.

    http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/standards/membership/

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    • 15
      R Maxunwell says:

      does this stop the police/cps looking into things?

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      • 51
        broderick crawford says:

        yes because the precedent has been set by lutfur rahman elected mayor of tower hamlets who refuses to answer opposition questions on the basis it is a breach of his human rights .

        Thus all mp s mep s civil servsnts , coucillors and quango employees are automatically covered by by this new protocol .

        Needless to say all future P M Q s have been cancelled .

        You ll have to replace that slot with something lije Channel 4 Racing on Wednesdays Gweeds to maintain the interest.

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    • 41
      Cons, cons, cons, the fookin lot of them. The woman should be imprisonedooo says:

      Well, look at some of the Standards committee members:

      1) Kevin Barron, the chairman of the standards and privileges committee, claimed £1,500 a month to rent a home belonging to Jon Trickett, the shadow Cabinet Office minister responsible for highlighting government sleaze

      2)Sir Paul Berresford, who was oncenamed as the 34th most “influential” dentist in the country, worked out a deal with the House of Commons fees office whereby he put three quarters of the running costs of the property on the taxpayer.

      3)In the expenses scandal, it emerged that Chope had claimed £136,992 in parliamentary expenses in 2007/08. This included claiming £881 to repair a sofa.

      4)Mr Tom Clarke designated the Sloane Club in Chelsea as second home, and claimed about £1,500 a month while in London. Claimed £400 a month for food

      5)Geoffrey Cox QC made monthly mortgage interest payments of £1,750 in 2005-06 and 2006-07.

      6)Mr Nick Harvey had to be reminded twice by parliamentary officials to submit receipts with his expenses claims

      7)Alan Whitehead claimed mortgage interest payments of up to £730 per month on his second home in London. Also claimed £1,942.98 for a replacement boiler

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      • 54
        J S Mill says:

        What a sad lot of rancid buggers you all are. Don’t any of you have a single rational intelligent thought in your heads?

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  8. 8
    Express Yourself with Crayons says:

    We really need a change in politics in the UK. By change I am not talking about giving Labour a turn, they have had their turn and came up wanting (understatement).

    We need a change in respect of kicking the lot out and starting afresh.

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  9. 10
    Incorporeal Jones says:

    Is this like the Americans using food packaging to show pictures of wanted criminals?

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  10. 11
    Mark Menzies says:

    Maria Miller should do the decent thing. Which would involve placing a burning dildo up her arse before running into a reported gas leak.

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  11. 13
    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

    Government warning
    Maria Miller can seriously damage your party.

    to quit; phone UKIP hot line and see how to give up smokescreens

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  12. 14
    Prime Minister"The Dunce Of Downing Street" Cameron says:

    Maria Miller is innocent you have all got the wrong end of the stick. Vote Tory the party you can trust !

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    • 47
      Former member of the nasty party for 40 years says:

      Think there’s a typo there – vote Tory the party you CAN’T trust, surely?

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  13. 16
    David Cameron says:

    You know how euro sceptic MP’s in my party have absolutely no influence despite being fully paid up members?
    Well that’s the position I want Britain to adopt and we can only do that by staying in the EU.
    Vote Conservative.

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    • 21
      Nigel Farage says:

      I suggest that instead of being inside the tent pissing out we get outside the tent and piss off somewhere not dominated by autocratic liberal bed wetters.
      Vote UKIP

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  14. 18
    Nick Robinson says:

    Breaking News – LBC host Farage-Clegg debate – Breaking news

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  15. 19
    Nemesis says:

    What has this woman got on Cameron? There’s something very odd that he wants to keep this ugly piece of mendacious twat in his cabinet. Listening to some of her constituents on the news just now it’s doubtful whether she’ll be there after the next election.

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    • 30
      Not in my name says:

      Lots of noise about not enough females in Govt.

      So with only 5 out of 33 at Cabinet he has to put up with it or replace her with…..hmmmmm

      Only going to get worse as quota dogs of various forms get shooed in to make up the “right” numbers.

      Quota Correctness is hugely dangerous

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      • 52
        broderick crawford says:

        why doesn t he ask RussellBrand if he can do a swapsie Miller for Caroline Flint Same difference in the brain department but on looks no contest . Flinty might even turn some Tories hetero you never know ..

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  16. 20
    Riddla says:

    Where’s there’s smoking there’s pants on fire

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  17. 22
    Tales from Scottish Legal La La Land says:

    Slightly bigger scandal

    http://tinyurl.com/osg2j3x

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    • 39
      joolz says:

      Ive followed the Holly greig story for quite a while, up to the release from prision of Robert Green, and to find they have arrested him again is unbelievable.

      This story should be front page news, massive peodophile ring gets reporter arrested again on fake charges just to cover their arses.

      Guido you got the balls to investigate this? peoples champion or liblabcon stooge, show us your true side

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  18. 23
    Nigel Farage says:

    Why should Maria Miller apologise to MPs? Elected by the public, caught stealing public funds, she should apologise to the public and quit.

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  19. 24
    In china she'd have been wormwood now says:

    By god I bet her lunch tastes good today, having that nightmare which was hanging over her head, dealt with and swept under the carpet now.
    ….and a million in the bank.

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  20. 25
    Maria the Miller says:

    Not Flipping can seriously damage your wealth.

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  21. 26
    Lord Owen Jones of The Cottage says:

    That Maria Miller apology in full. “Sod off, plebs.”

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  22. 27
    Kim Jong Un says:

    Who let the dogs out?
    It was me.

    And they bit him up real gooooood!

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  23. 28
    Nick Clegg says:

    Maria Miller has breached the MP’s Code of Conduct but Cameron is fine with that.

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  24. 29
    Nick Clegg says:

    The Dunce Of Downing Street is surrounded by cheats, feuds, shysters and villains, is it any surprise he’s supporting Maria Miller?

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/apr/03/culture-secretary-maria-miller-ordered-apologise-mortgage-expenses

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    • 32
      Dodgy D. Laws says:

      I agree with Nick.

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    • 42
      The ethica has members such as says:

      Well, look at some of the Standards committee members:

      1) Kevin Barron, the chairman of the standards and privileges committee, claimed £1,500 a month to rent a home belonging to Jon Trickett, the shadow Cabinet Office minister responsible for highlighting government sleaze

      2)Sir Paul Berresford, who was oncenamed as the 34th most “influential” dentist in the country, worked out a deal with the House of Commons fees office whereby he put three quarters of the running costs of the property on the taxpayer.

      3)In the expenses scandal, it emerged that Chope had claimed £136,992 in parliamentary expenses in 2007/08. This included claiming £881 to repair a sofa.

      4)Mr Tom Clarke designated the Sloane Club in Chelsea as second home, and claimed about £1,500 a month while in London. Claimed £400 a month for food

      5)Geoffrey Cox QC made monthly mortgage interest payments of £1,750 in 2005-06 and 2006-07.

      6)Mr Nick Harvey had to be reminded twice by parliamentary officials to submit receipts with his expenses claims

      7)Alan Whitehead claimed mortgage interest payments of up to £730 per month on his second home in London. Also claimed £1,942.98 for a replacement boiler
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  25. 31
    Hoddy says:

    Political elite class………….1 rule for 1 and another for us little people

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  26. 34
    Mornington Crescent says:

    “Birmingham M#slim school probe ‘glacial'”
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-26866271

    In other shock news today: bears defecate in woods, MPs thieve from the public purse and get away with it, the Sahara desert is sandy.

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    • 38
      EdthelRed the Davey - 1314 says:

      The Sahara desert has blown to the UK. This proves Global warming will turn the UK into a desert by 2020 unless we raise VAT to 87%.

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      • 48
        Fred the pensioner says:

        No no no. All this free sand is to replace all the old stuff that got washed away in the floods and hurricanes earlier this year.

        See, Mother nature has a way of looking after herself without all these eye sore windmills buggering up the view and global warmists wasting oxygen on our tellys.

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  27. 40
    More culture on Carina's knob says:

    Now, just hold on a minute, she is the ‘Culture’ secretary, and it’s the culture within Parliament to be a self serving thieving bastard. She has nothing to apologise for really.

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  28. 43
    Rob says:

    In my job it is perfectly possible to genuinely forget about things. Unfortunately you are held criminally liable if you do.

    Strangely enough these standards aren’t applied to MPs. And who made the Laws? Why, MPs!

    If there is a single MP left in Parliament who is confused by the public’s contempt of them then that person must be as thick as ten miles of pigshit.

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  29. 45
    The ethical Miller household says:

    Shame she didn’t discuss all this years ago with her husband, Iain Miller. He’s a solicitor who spends lots of his time advising the Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority (and Bar Council) on matters of professional conduct, standards etc.

    One rule for his clients it seems, another for his wife

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    • 49
      Fred the pensioner says:

      Did he charge her 999,000 quid for all that advice about her housing arrangements? It has been dragging on for a long time and as any shyster legal will tell you “My boy, time is money”.

      Oy vey, the moneygo round is working well.

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