April 3rd, 2014

Parliamentary Resources Unit Boss Iain Corby Resigns

Guido can confirm well known Commons terrace aficionado and the director of the Parliamentary Resources Unit Iain Corby has resigned. Tory MPs have been told:

“I am sorry to have to inform you that, after six successful years, Iain Corby, the PRU’s Director, has decided to move on from the Unit and return to the commercial world.  In his time here Iain has demonstrated excellent leadership, not least around the time of the last election and, since then, in expanding the number of services offered to our subscribers. We wish him well for the future.”



  1. 1
    Airey Belvoir says:



  2. 2
    Norma Stitz says:



  3. 3
    I know the name, sort of, but .../ says:

    Is he connected to Nigel?


  4. 5
    TV Quick says:


    Fuck me, who cares?


  5. 6
    ned ludd says:

    Was he turking someone or stealing?


    • 12
      Dirtbox Dave - queen of the homos says:

      In charge of “providing services to subscribers”.

      I think we can see where this one is leading.


  6. 7
    MaryWhitehouse says:

    Was he shagging Maria Miller ?


  7. 8
    cured lefty says:

    First of all who or what the fuck is the pru and who the fuck is he?


  8. 10
    broderick crawford says:

    well it used to be the Prudential Assurance Comoany when I was a lad and the man from the Pru came to take your subs every week.

    Happy days .

    Any way this to me looks like another member if the topiary making a speedy exit from the rapidly emptying Marie Celeste.


  9. 14
    Crayfish says:

    It’s the Tory research unit – Policy Research Unit which provides pooled research services to subscription paying Tory MPs and their staff.

    It’s not developing, this email went around to staffers on Monday.


    • 19
      Anonymous says:

      The developing is the reason why he resigned.


    • 26
      Anonymous says:

      Parliamentary Resources Unit. It’s a researcher farm for MPs. Title deliberately designed to suggest that its work is not party political (and it has even managed to get office space on the Parliamentary estate on that basis) but everyone knows that PRU staff work exclusively for Conservative MPs.


  10. 15
    Blowing Whistles says:

    i am still around and watching as the treasonous filthy that have taken over parliament are slowly being brought to book.


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  12. 17
    Disgruntled Employee says:

    Perhaps the ability to spell has finally been made a job requirement…


  13. 18
    JH-230912384590231a says:

    He looks like he should work at MFI.

    If I ever need one of those extruded aluminium tracks for a drawer I would be happy to ask his advice. Otherwise, I don’t care if he takes another breath or not.

    Establishment bullshit, Guido.


  14. 22
    Anonymous says:

    He was an odious fucking turd at Oxford. Insincerity was his most pleasant characteristic.


  15. 23
    (Rarely) Dangerous Brian says:

    Completely ofrf topic and way past my bedtime but Boris Johnsons dopey upper class twit of a sister has just proposed banning sugar for the thick plebs who dont know how to use it whilst declaring that poor people cant afford to eat properly because a swede costs £3 on Deptford High Street.
    £3 for a swede?
    The woman is nuts.


  16. 25
    Fred the pensioner says:

    The reason he has gone is because he is no longer needed. He headed the Parliamentary Resources Unit – and as we were informed long ago, there is no money left, so obviously he has run out of ‘resources’ to manage. His is a job which needs no replacement.


  17. 27
    Matt says:

    “Man retires after six years in same job” shocka.

    What a boring story!


  18. 28
    Anonymous says:



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Rob Colvile reviews Russell Brand’s new book:

“Oddly, the person I feel sorriest for isn’t Brand himself – although he certainly comes across as a rather pitiable figure, projecting his own brokenness on to the world around him – but Johann Hari. Drummed out of Fleet Street for plagiarism, the former Independent columnist has washed up as “my mate Johann, who’s been doing research for this book”. For a genuinely talented polemicist, it would have been a humbling experience to have to treat this sub-undergraduate dross as the scintillating wisdom of a philosopher-king.”

Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!

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