April 9th, 2014

Miller Resigns – Read the Letters

Bye:

9 April 2014

Dear Prime Minister,

It is with great regret that I have decided that I should tender my resignation as a member of the Cabinet.

I am very grateful to you for your personal support but it has become clear to me that the present situation has become a distraction from the vital work this Government is doing to turn our country around.

I have been a member of the Conservative Party for more than 30 years. As a working mother, educated at a South Wales Comprehensive School, I know that it is our Party that understands the importance of giving everyone the opportunity to succeed regardless of where they come from.

I am immensely proud of what my team have been able to achieve during my time in Government: ensuring that our arts and cultural institutions receive the rightful recognition that they deserve in making Britain Great; putting women front and centre of every aspect of DCMS’s work; putting in place the legislation to enable all couples to have the opportunity to marry regardless of their sexuality.

Of course, implementing the recommendations made by Lord Justice Leveson on the future of media regulation, following the phone hacking scandals, would always be controversial for the press. Working together with you, I believe we struck the right balance between protecting the freedom of the press and ensuring fairness, particularly for victims of press intrusion to have a clear right of redress.

I will continue to support you and the work of the Government as you move forward. Ensuring the best future for the people of Basingstoke has been my priority throughout the last 9 years. Whether on the front or back benches of the House of Commons I will continue this work.

The only reason I was able to become an MP and indeed a Government Minister and Cabinet Minister is because of the unstinting support of my husband, my mother, my father and my three children. I owe them all a great deal.

Maria Miller

And the reply:

9 April 2014

Dear Maria,

Thank you for your letter. I was very sorry to receive it.

I think it is important to be clear that the Committee on Standards cleared you of the unfounded allegations made against you, a point which has been lost in much of the comment in recent days.

You can be extremely proud of your work in Government – as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, as Minister for Women and as Minister for Disabled People.

You have been responsible for successfully handling two of the most controversial issues with which this Government has dealt. As Culture Secretary, you have played a critical role in advancing Britain’s proud record of respect and equality in piloting the Equal Marriage Act through Parliament and onto the Statute Book. There are many people in our country today, and there will be many in the future, who will always be grateful for this very important change, which you did so much to bring about. You have also handled the sensitive subject of press regulation with skill and dedication.

You can be very proud as well that you have led one of the most important infrastructure projects: many more premises are now able to access super-fast broadband . You have also ensured a lasting legacy for the Olympic Games.

As you leave the Government, you should be proud of your service on the Frontbench and in Opposition.

I am personally very grateful for the support you have always given me, and which I am sure that you will continue to give.  I hope that you will be able to return to serving the Government on the Frontbench in due course, and am only sad that you are leaving the Government in these circumstances.

David Cameron

She won’t be back.


444 Comments

  1. 1
    You couldn't make it up says:

    Bye-bye

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    • 5
      Dee Lusional says:

      Wonder if there is more shit in the system to come out.

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      • 10
        Andrew Efiong says:

        Gotcha!

        One down, hundreds more to go. Will Gordon Brown show up in parliament today or is he too busy with hedge fund managers and Middle-Eastern despots?

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        • 38
          Fishy says:

          So someone who has been cleared of wrongdoing has to go to satisfy the bloodlust of a vexatious Gobby Labour MP – a nasty piece of work – and a lying media

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          • Herrings in. says:

            A fish rots from the head down.

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          • The Public says:

            No. A thief who has avoided justice so far has been forced to reduce the level of their thievery but allowed to carry on suckling at the taxpayers’ tit.

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          • She wiggled and wriggled says:

            You do know that she hired a whole team of very expensive lawyers to answer the questions. At every stage they tried to block the expenses inquiry, hardly co-operation.

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          • Disgusted of Basingstoke says:

            Are you her PPS?
            If so, i’m delighted you have been put back in your box you `orrible shouty sweaty.

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          • Anonymous says:

            To be fair, she has handled the situation very badly, whoever thought it correct to name drop Levason to the press needs locking up.Where the F did she become so entitled since the “South Wales Comp ?”

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          • I'm Tory 'til the day I die says:

            He’s a tory triablists. What do you expect.

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          • RomaBob... says:

            How can you be ‘cleared’ of something if you have not been honest with those enquiring?
            Not yet proved…perhaps :)

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          • Charmed I'm Sure says:

            You trolling fucktard, she IS a thieving fucking munter, as are all of those scumfuck MP’s. Plenty, plenty more to come out about how much those evil bastards have stolen from us. Not even a dead Geldof kid can distract from this. Cameron and co are hoping the royal plane crashes on the way back from NZ to make a distraction. A rare moment where we can be proud of (some of) our press for keeping at this ugly sister fisting light fingered munter. Talking of sister fisting, I’m off to knock one out over a Proxy Paige video, that girl has an arsehole like the Blackwall Tunnel.

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          • Bloke says:

            ‘I owe them all a great deal’
            .
            But then I got a great deal on my ‘second home’, courtesy of the taxpayer.

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          Morgan's Organ says:

          Lets be very clear Dave she was not cleared and if the conditions of the report had been accepted by the Committee she would be repaying at least another£40.000. Then there is the little matter of her attitude, her prevarication and the conduct of her staff so if you continue on this tack you will once again demonstrate how out of touch you are. Think on that Double Standards Dave.

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          • Fishy says:

            Read the fucking report.

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          • High Dudgeon says:

            Facts, schmacts. This is all about style, she’d have been ok if she apologised properly and her bag-carriers weren’t trying to “flag up” (blackmail) with Leveson’s sinister state control

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          • Anonymous says:

            Whilst i admire loyalty, Dave seems to lack common sense on the subject.

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          • Maria Miller says:

            Maria to Standards Authority

            Yes I had 4 nannies who were very close to the family, and who could vouch for the fact that my main residence was not in London.

            Names? goodness, do you expect me to tell you that, in any case they are uncontactable.

            Standards Authority

            OK thanks

            Stick that up yer arse Fishy.

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          • Norma Stitz says:

            I bet that her cheque repaying the five grand is lost in the post.

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        • 414
          Revengeofthe hoipolloi says:

          Another bent career politico bites the carpet

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        • 435
          broderick crawford says:

          yeah one down but she still walks away with 45 k of dubious ckaims and the potential market gain on her (first?) house.

          A nice little earner as Arfur Daley would have said in his own heyday.

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      • 14
        Socialism is theft says:

        Will the next token woman please apply for the job.

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        • 69
          The Public says:

          She was worse than a token woman. She was a nasty sexist who hated this country – pretending to believe in equality but really motivated to destroy marriage.

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          • average joanna says:

            Miller pushed through laws to end centuries of
            press freedom.
            That is her poisonous legacy.

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          • Morgan's Organ says:

            And her departure leaves Dave very exposed, his judgement doubted and his commitment to decent standards questionable.

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          • Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Green Nazis, Peedos and other Wasters says:

            Yes not just the gagging of the press but the legalisation of bumsex marriage. What a foul cesspool the politicians have made this once fine Country.

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          • Spartacus says:

            once fine Country . . .

            we need more mosks
            get with the beat

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        • 192
          Hugh Janus says:

          “…putting women front and centre of every aspect of DCMS’s work….”

          Imagine the furore if a male resignee had placed men ‘front and centre’!

          And as for Dave-nice-but-dim’s “You have also handled the sensitive subject of press regulation with skill and dedication” he should have added that she was sufficiently savvy to threaten the newspaper that uncovered her troughing.

          Plenty more where she came from, we just have to flush them out.

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          • Dave - cunting cunt - Cameron says:

            Having finally got rid of the troughing bitch, Dave manages to keep on digging by his load of bollocks of a reply.

            A total, total tool.

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          • Village Idiot says:

            ……This is where we rely on our host and good investigative journalists to dig and expose this rotten,entitlement culture within our political system!
            ….Apart from the HOC, what about more on the HOL,£300 a day?
            …..Then ,a full exposure on MEP,s!
            ….In fact,the whole public service needs investigating for fraud and waste,as joe public is suffering the consequences of austere policies,hounded and driven to death, apparently,in some cases!

            Love Britain,govern for Britain!

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          • Great Granddad says:

            The very worst aspect of the whole affair. The warm letter of appreciation from the very last person in the country to not understand the need for her to go – the Coconut Cameroon.

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      • 201
        Tom Catesby says:

        Lots of shit in the system, some of which, at least, will get a flush out 2016.

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      • 253
        Biffo says:

        Both those letters provide two very strong reasons for NOT voting Tory in any of the next three elections EU, General & Council. Now let’s get Plod involved to get back the rest of the £45,000….

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        SackMariaMillerasanMP says:

        I imagine from Miliband’s muted comments over M Miller that the Labour Party dreads any proper investigation of the expenses claims put in by their top brass.

        It is about time for a proper forensic analysis of all claims submitted since 2009 (to see how many others were white-washed like M Miller’s claims). Once we know and have booted the guilty parties, then some kind of trust can rebuilt.

        M Miller has to go as an MP.

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        • 436
          broderick crawford says:

          yes but i bet all true blue basingstokians will now rally round in the way ” webritish” tend to change our spots and support the officer who has fallen on his /her sword regardless of their divergent views prior to the “noble” deed .

          What price she gets back in 2015 — and a top cabinet job by if Cammo wins ??

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      • 312
        Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

        What I want to know is who paid for the Lawyer that she hired to bat the Standard Office queries?
        However, I think I can safely guess the answer….

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        • 413
          Full details matter says:

          We should be informed as to whether Miller has tried to claim back from the taxpayer any costs for legal services incurred in her lengthy correspondence and obfuscation over this matter.

          I would suspect that, as the parliamentary committee effectively sanctioned her house payment claims, she would argue she was justified in incurring the legal costs to fight her case.

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      • 412
        low resolution fox says:

        Interesting. Difficult to say how the internal politics would work on this one.

        Cameron can’t be seen to be pushing her out, he has to be supportive, but he must have known it was a tough spot.

        The left… may have encouraged it after the Harman PIE debacle, who remembers that now huh? So that may be mission successful, I’m just confused why the left would attack a female, among the other more upper class troughers that would be a more obvious target. But realistically they would never get Harman to resign, she’s practically unemployable anywhere that really matters – online she can barely spell outside of text speak.

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    • 47
      ancientpopeye says:

      A vote of support from Cameron is truly a death sentence.

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      • 140
        Gordon McMental says:

        That’s my boy.

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      • 416
        Changing of the guard says:

        In this case, suicidal.

        He’ll be gone come 2015.

        His reply to Miller shows he is not prepared to clean up Westminster or the parliamentary standards committee, and is a gross insult to the parliamentary commissioner.

        Hats off to Zac Goldsmith though, for continuing to insist that parliament must come up with a proper recall bill. The effort by Cameron and Clegg on that front has also been pathetic.

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    • 58
      She is still digging. says:

      Horrible woman. She still can’t see she done wrong.

      It took a good woman, Betty Boothroyd, to prise her out.

      Reflects badly on Cameron too.

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    • 81
      Bread and Circusssesesses's says:

      FFS note the date on Cast Irons Letter – fucking 9th. So the bellend can draft a letter in short shrift and get it out to the press and its only 08:22.

      Better deploy the Royal Baby to take the proles mind of it, they may think to much.

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    • 86
      A stench is left. says:

      Tell you what. Her goodbye letter and Dave’s reply just make it worse. These people have no self respect or respect for the public and country they are paid to serve.

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      • 91
        Bread and Circusssesesses's says:

        Each letter is a fucking PR puff piece. Makes ya fucking puke.

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        • 216
          Tom Catesby says:

          resignation fine. Now when are the rest of the f^ckers on the committee, who said it was ok for her not to pay back all the public money she’d had, going to resign?

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          • Tom Catesby says:

            The press would be doing a public service right now, to name the members of the committee, who told Miller it was fine to hang on to most of the cash she’d had. Then the voters in each of their individual constituencies, will be able to pass a judgement on them in a real and practical way, through the ballot box.

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      • 239
        BigBlackGayCocks.com says:

        Lets hope the media now go after the PIE three!.

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          How do you solve a problem like Maria says:

          That’s what I was wondering. Miller’s been flushed away (as willingly as a morning-after Richard, but still), but that vile Harperson couple are still floating there, stinking up the joint.

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    • 94
      Executive Summary says:

      Maria – “I’m off then”

      Dave – “Tara”

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      • 120
        Hugh Janus says:

        Politicians………0

        Public……………1

        And it’s not often we can say that.

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        • 160
          Apthorpe says:

          Sadly true!
          But perhaps the 22nd May might be another opportunity!

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        • 393
          Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

          This greedy, grasping woman has the brass nerve to say that it’s all a vendetta by the press – does she still not get it? ORDINARY PEOPLE ARE SICK TO DEATH OF RICH SHAMELESS TROUGHERS LIKE HER. And the only reason she’s had to resign is because of the disgust of the general public. And as for Dave – he couldn’t be more out of touch if he was on Mars. As for “comprehensive school” – is this now some kind of badge of honour, for having succeeded despite having a second-class education? Pathetic.

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    • 109
      Apthorpe says:

      What a spineless duplicitous c_nt Cameron looks, he should have sorted corruption out like this long ago. The terrible truth is he does not want to he just wants you to look the other way why the whole ghastly mob of them gorge away. And I do mean the whole mob there is not a single one of them in HoC worth their salary.

      Give them a fright at the very least on 22nd May (you’re paying for it anyway) by voting UKIP (I’m not under any illusion here) at least you give yourself some fun for all the money they cost you!

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      • 118
        Dave Cameron says:

        If only I had brought in powers of recall, I could have removed myself.

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      • 270
        tony e says:

        The simple truth is that Cameron was stuck. Had he fired her he would have been attacked because it was a woman and the committee found her innocent. In not firing her he was loyal, but was attacked for that instead.

        Miller should have immediately resigned but had neither the wit or the humility to understand the gravity of the situation that she had created.

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    • 130
      The Department for Nobbling Culture, Meeja 'n' Sport says:

      Our loss is Basingstoke’s gain.

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    • 197
      Micheal Gove says:

      When will she pay back the other £40000.00 she stole off the taxpayers, she is an unprincipled bitch, just as bumsex dave is for supporting her. He is still giving her support in his reply to her resignation letter. Total tosser.

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    • 249
      Tim Stanley says:

      Dear people,

      As you know, I’ve been working hard at working hard for Basingstoke for the last nine years. Therefore, it surprises and saddens me to learn that residents have petitioned me to resign over my expenses. Frankly, this is precisely why so many politicians are losing faith in the electorate.

      For the last 16 months I have been trying to avoid taking part in a brutal and grueling enquiry into my expenses – all of which has been grossly misrepresented by the press. In fact, there is nothing at all unusual about domestic arrangements. Like most MPs, I maintain two properties. My main home, where I and my family spend most of our time, is a spacious garden shed that I rent in the constituency. And, until recently, my second home was a small castle in South London. I rarely spent any time in the castle and used it mostly for storing old records, bags of cement and a rusty bicycle with a flat tire. It is true that I ran up a utility bill of £100,000 for the second home – but this is because I turned the bathroom light on in 1987 and forgot to turn it off until 2010. I subsequently sold the castle and used the modestly-sized profit to buy France.

      A committee of MPs investigated my claims and found nothing amiss. Sir Rolypoly (Con, South Lawn), pointed out that his first home is a flat above a grocers and his second home is a small plantation in Barbados. Sir Sinclair (Con, West Bracken) added that he divides his time between a caravan and a humble yacht in the Adriatic. The idea that their finding me innocent is indicative of “politicians policing themselves” is nonsense. The standards of the inquiry were rigorous, which was demonstrated by my many attempts not to take part. It was for this that I was asked to apologise to Parliament – which I did in the 32 seconds granted to me by the Speaker. Some journalists said that I spent 30 seconds of that time laughing and blowing raspberries. This is a gross exaggeration.

      Given that all the facts have been put out into the public domain, it is saddening to see that so many people refuse to take my pinky-swear word of honour and believe me rather than common sense. The public is showing shocking arrogance and contempt for parliamentary procedure in constantly asking me to resign – and it breaks the heart. It is hardly a surprise that so many MPs now feel cynical about the entire democratic process, that some feel they simply can’t trust the voters anymore. Is it any wonder that so many of us abstain from taking part in Commons debates? Or that so many Tory MPs are considering voting Ukip in May?

      Think on, Basingstoke,

      Maria Miller

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    • 252
      There's more says:

      So it was all about to come out. She had four au pairs and not one would give evidence to say that Miller was telling the truth. If she had not resigned at dawn she would have been sacked by noon.

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    • 254
      UKIPPER says:

      Er about my wisteria,

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    • 264
      Maggie Moran ex-MP says:

      Don’t worry Maria, just tell them that you’re depressed, and who wouldn’t be in your situation, and they won’t take you to court.

      Yours troughingly,
      another bag o’shite

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    • 314
      Anonymous says:

      She’s not resigned as an MP, she’s still getting her MP’s salary and now a cabinet pension. She needs to resign entirely AND pay back everything she stole.

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    • 348
      Circle the wagons around the trough ! says:

      who wote this ‘poor me’ statement , Oscar Pistorius ?

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    • 368
      UKIPPER says:

      The Tory Voting Song

      Jolly voting weather
      We are all europhiles
      We’re very clever
      And lie to you all the while
      You fell for our promise especially the CAST IRON trick
      We’re all from Eton, and you lot are all too thick.

      Regarding our expenses
      We will fill our boots
      We know you don’t like it
      But we don’t give two hoots
      If we get found out, we will not shed a tear
      We’ll still be MPs on £60 odd grand a year

      If you think I’ll claim back powers,
      You haven’t got a clue
      We’ll hand the UK to Merkle,
      There is nothing that you can do
      No referendums Changes through on the nod
      I am the PM and I’m a duplicitous sod

      As for immigration
      I know it gets on your tits
      I will flood the nation
      And pay their benefits
      I am from Eton; I am one of the ruling class
      If you don’t like it, you can just kiss my ****

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    • 410
      Cue violins says:


      As a working mother, educated at a South Wales Comprehensive School…

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    • 426
      Handycock whipping it out says:

      Silly woman, she should have taken my advice and gone on holiday for a few weeks, by when it would all have blown over. Boaz.

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  2. 2
    joolz says:

    And still Prime Dick is supporting here, “cleared of …”

    SHE IS A THIEF..

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      SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      If the allegations are unfounded why resign?
      Proud of her work indeed destroying press freedom and relegating marriage to a grunting sodomy fest .

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      • 57
        Village Idiot says:

        …And she is proud of it,yet,i do not recall ssm in the manifesto,it was just thrust upon society ,as in a dictatorship,but parliament must have voted for it!
        …Next,the criminal proceedings,i trust?

        Proud of changing,if that is possible,the definition of marriage,and of almost threatening the freedom of our press!
        The definition has not “magically” changed in my dictionary,and I do not recognise it!

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        • 143
          Apthorpe says:

          See my rant above (108) just vote UKIP on 22nd May and see the leaches squirm. I’ve no illusions about UKIP, but they will give you a rare chance on the 22nd to upset some of the worst people this country has ever had in power. Worth a go to see Dave’s pudgy pink face of indignation!

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        • 208
          Anonymous says:

          It was a European dictat ,they could not be seen to be told by EU so they brought it in as their own idea.Which is exactly what is going to happen with all the other EU orders,that way technically there is no transfer of powers so no referendum but still loss of sovereignty

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          • Fuck The EU says:

            The EU could have been involved in this tawdry affair, influencing Dave’s decision and perhaps even the troughing committee.

            Undermining the UK public’s faith in Parliament would be in the EU interest in order to sell harder the notion of the federal system that is currently falling apart over there.

            David Cameron is an EU glove puppet.

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    • 13
      Lord Stansted says:

      That’s the problem. Cameron cannot understand that members of a government support the PM because he is the PM – not through any personal friendships. If you don’t support the PM then you resign. Such simple ideas, which are at the basis of everyday life, are beyond people who have never had a real job in their lives.

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    • 23
      Steve says:

      Agreed

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    • 135
      Dave Cameron says:

      I prefer the term embezzler rather than thief. Group huddles have shown that the word means less people hate politicians.

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    • 303
      The Old Codger says:

      “She won’t be back.” in the HoC? There does seem to be something rather laking in Dynamic Dave’s judgement, the expenses system has to be overhauled and classed as allowances, the more allownces they have the more tax they pay, allowances also give a limit on what is paid, if they overspend that’s their problem, likewise if they underspend they are quids in. All expenses or allowances should be purely for execution of the MPs duties, and not for cleaning moats, duck houses, totty on the side, etc, etc

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  3. 3
    Dee Lusional says:

    Shame. Such a loss.

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    • 34
      Prescott's chipolata says:

      As was Jacqui Smith.

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      • 48
        nell says:

        and Margaret Moran

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      • 65
        OS1 says:

        Don’t forget poor Mr. McShane. Hounded out of his job and imprisoned for nothing more than an accounting error. He failed to take into account that stealing was punishable under the law even for an MP. When will this travesty of pillorying our betters end?

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        • 113
          BBC says:

          It’s a shame Maria is a baby eating Tory, otherwise we would have a place for her amongst all the lefty ex MP criminals we have employed.

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          • Hugh Janus says:

            “It’s a shame Maria is a baby eating Tory….”

            You sure about that? Like her master she set about wrecking traditional marriage, so in my book that makes her leftie/liberal. Conservative? Never.

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          • BBC says:

            Anything right of left is Tory.

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          • The Old Codger says:

            Hugh, it appears that Maria was pushing Cams to to get the “gay” marriage thingy through, was something to do with her job of minister of Luvvies, Media and Sport

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        God's holy trousers says:

        The difference here is that Smith and Moran no longer draw a salary from the taxpayer, whereas Millar will continue with her nose in the snout. Hopefully the worthies of Basingstoke will remember her “apology” at the next election.

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  4. 4
    Lord Stansted says:

    I wonder how many votes UKIP has picked up these last few days?

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    • 17
      Jabba Le Chat says:

      Considering Niggle Mirage`s personal wholesale troughing in the EUSSR talking shop, many fewer votes than you may think…

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      • 177
        Tel E. Caster says:

        You might want some salt to put on those words after May 22.

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        • 351
          Jabba Le Chat says:

          Populus #EP2014 yesterday
          LAB 31%
          CON 27%
          UKIP 25%
          LDEM 10%
          GRN 3%

          Oh look, UKIP back in 3rd place…

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      • 255
        Anonymous says:

        Exactly, dont Niges exies go in to Millions of Euros ?

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        • 349
          The Old Codger says:

          It could be that Dave Cams and Schappy will be toying with an exploration of miss-doings in UKip in the EU Parliament over expenses, they are leaving it a bit late though, they have been attacking the Two Teddies, leaving Nige a clear run through.

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    • 19
      Socialism is theft says:

      There are still too many mutton-heads in the country who will vote Tory but not as many as will still vote Labour.

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      • 360
        The Old Codger says:

        Why do you think the Cons were so against PR, there are too many safe seats in the Tory south and too many safe seats in the Liebore north, they want them so they can parachute their chosen ones into the HoC. It is no wonder the electorate do not vote nowadays they feel they have no voice no matter which way they vote.

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  5. 5
    DUMMA says:

    Gutted !

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  6. 7
    Alex Salmond, formerly the cleverest man in politics says:

    This sets a truly awful example of politicians having to resign because of shameless troughing and refusal to publish details of their expenses. So long as I can get away with it for another few years, I shall make a law saying I’m above the law. Ya bas.

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    • 64
      Village Idiot says:

      ….I wonder how Salmond views the state visit of the Irish fella?

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      • 304
        Anonymous says:

        Did you see the Matt cartoon yesterday ? Valet, laying out McGuinesses Dinner jacket.”will you be requiring your formal evening balaclava sir ?” ha ha ha says it fecking all.

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    Me says:

    £48,500 plus interest please. Await a call from PC Plod.

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      SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      The plod will have been paid off already ……………..no evidence of wrongdoing.. blah blah blah…. internal matter for Parliament blah blah blah…. insufficient evidence…. blah blah blah….. inapproriate to make a comment …..blah blah blah……not in possession of the facts…….blah blah blah……yet to receive a complaint……..blah blah blah.

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      • 41
        Lord Stansted says:

        Perhaps not. After the Met’s failure to arrest the Honourable Nigella Lucy Lawson forpossible drug offences (the Americans were not so bashful) they may be more attentive to the law this time.

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    Jabba Le Chat says:

    Hopefully her local party will now deselect her…

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    Worker Drone says:

    Too fucking late.

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    Morgan's Organ says:

    Jeremy Hunt showed a good turn of speed in sprinting to Miller’s side when she delivered her ‘apology’ in in the House so he might be a good bet for taking up responsibility for Sport.

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    • 59
      The Public says:

      We do not need a minister of sport.

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      • 157
        Hugh Janus says:

        We don’t need most of the other 150-ish ministers, either, but that doesn’t mean that successive PMs won’t stop appointing them to their non-jobs. It merely keeps the trouble-makers on-side (mostly). We are grossly over-represented with 650 MPs and over 700 peers, which is utterly ludicrous given the size and population of our small island.

        Smaller government? Don’t make me laugh.

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        • 181
          hang about.. says:

          With the EU making so many of our laws,Scottish independence,
          the Welsh Assembly and more power possibly being devolved
          to the regions,what’s the point of ANY of them in Westminster?

          Like

          • SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

            Do you honestly believe that those devolved ‘Parliaments’ were not instigated at the behest of EU Diktat

            Like

          • Neocon is a stupid word. says:

            If any business outsourced 75% of their productivity abroad, there would be 75% workforce redundancies.
            In Westminster in just gives the troughers more time to scurry around the City while managing their property portfolios.
            Vote UKIP.

            Like

  12. 20
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    Guilty on all counts

    Like

  13. 22
    Anonymous says:

    By-election please……May 22 would be a good day.

    Like

  14. 24
    nell says:

    It took too long and davidcameron has been left looking about as effective as a wet dishcloth. He needs to do a speedy job on repairing his public image – perhaps now would be a good time to consciously uncouple from the libdems in a decisive sort of way.

    Like

    • 102
      while he's at it says:

      Perhaps now would be a good time for Cameron to get rid
      of Craig Oliver and get someone capable in.
      This whole affair has been a total shambles.

      Like

    • 212
      Washer upper says:

      Nothing wrong with a wet dishcloth, dear.

      Like

  15. 26
    Grumpy old man says:

    “I think it is important to be clear that the Committee on Standards cleared you of the unfounded allegations…..”
    Dave’s lying through his teeth again, and the Committee of Standards are protecting their own skins from the wrath of the tax payer. They should be next for the chop. I’d say turn the whole shooting match over to Plod, but they and the MP’s ARE all in it together.

    Like

    • 53
      Fishy says:

      Read the COMMISSIONERS report, idiot

      Like

      • 74
        The Public says:

        She made a series of strategic decisions over many years calculated to claim as much money as possible from the taxpayer to pay for things to which she knew she was neither morally nor legally entitled. In my opinion, she should in prison. You think differently. The way to resolve this is before a judge and jury.

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        • 107
          Fishy says:

          You are able to get inside her mind are you?

          Unfortunately your opinion doesn’t count for much, even if you have laughingly appointed yourself as the representative of ‘the public’

          Read the report

          Like

          • The Public says:

            As I say fishy, we disagree. If you consider her innocent, you won’t mind her being put on trial for fraud: presumption of innocence and all that.

            Like

          • Neocon is a stupid word. says:

            Another similarity between H of C and HMP.
            Both full of victims, being housed by the taxpayer while pleading their innocence.

            Like

          • Jim says:

            At the time she was no different from the rest of them and it was agreed that it was accepted custom and practice due to the failed system.
            Labours opportunity here was to make a false charge that moved her behavior to a different time zone where she stood alone in Public Opinion.

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        • 281
          Sampson Brass says:

          I don’t believe she is clever enough to fiddle about!
          The whole scam bears the hallmark of a City solicitor – everything within the letter of the law at the time, but with no reference to morality or decency.
          Even the weasel words of her “apology” sound like they were written by a lawyer.
          Now, remind me – what does her husband do for a living?

          Like

  16. 28
    Neocon is a stupid word. says:

    Remortgaged twice to steal from the taxpayer while imposing fake austerity on the British people. Cameron is sad to lose her ??
    Troughing scum.

    Like

  17. 29
    Ballsey says:

    Can’t wait for the ‘Quack Quacks’ aimed at the lame duck Prime minister at PMQs today!

    Like

    • 37
      nell says:

      well rubber bath-time ducks is very appropriate for bullyballs and his sidekick militwit – they are about as near to a credible policy on anything as either is going to get.

      Like

    • 353
      Anonymous says:

      Yes but to be fair Milliband is a 100% worse so Labour have no room to talk, im convinced Dave will get in with a majority as people have seen through Ed big style !

      Like

  18. 30
    UKIP Bob says:

    She has left public office to spend more time with her money.

    Like

  19. 31
    Alex says:

    Too little too late, and both letters make it clear that they still think she’s done nothing wrong. Cameron proves again just what an arrogant little prick he is, and Miller is just as bad.

    If I were a Labour, Lib Dem or UKIP activist, I’d keep copies of these letters with me when out canvassing.

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    • 55
      C O (Ξ7o) says:

      It’s legalese: Any indication otherwise opens liabilities for both Miller and Cameron – potentially criminal.

      Cameron needs to be careful as he would also run the risk of placing the entire standards committee itself on the block with his words.

      His pointed reminder of the Committee’s blatant cover up should be read in the same way as his support for her.

      Given the gay marriage angle, all of the pride actually reads quite amusingly in Cameron’s piece. He is truly a poodle of the pressure groups.’

      Like

  20. 32
    just saying says:

    She should have resigned ages ago.

    Like

  21. 33
    Ron Barras says:

    Letters? I bet she expensed the stamp.

    Like

  22. 35
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Maria Miller’s Expense defence found here [].

    Like

  23. 36
    UKIP says "Thank you, Maria". says:

    Cameron is damaged by not sacking her.
    She is damaged by her own actions.
    The Tory party is just damaged.

    Like

  24. 39
    Anonymous says:

    So Dave wants her to return to government in due course re:David Laws.
    Insanity.

    Like

    • 52
      Lord Stansted says:

      Dave just does not get it. He’ll lost the next Election despite a good Budget and returning prosperity.

      Like

      • 263
        Rob says:

        How true, 2015 elections will be overshadowed for the Tories by the ‘Maria Miller’ effect.
        ‘Call be Dave’ has been a BIG ‘Tory’ (LIBERAL) failure.

        Like

      • 359
        Neocon is a stupid word. says:

        The Selfservatives will lose the next election because they are no different to the other lying liberal socialists in Labour and the LibDems.
        The need to count their loot and sod off to Brussels.

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  25. 42
    Fucking dis custard says:

    Oh dear! What a pity, I quite liked her.

    Like

  26. 44
    Andrew says:

    English is a subtle and complicated language, isn’t it?

    When the PM says that a Minister “has his full support” that means “the P45 is in the post”.

    Like

    • 51
      A dictionary says:

      No. It means he’s a liar.

      Like

      • 80
        Blue Peter Goldfish says:

        Oxford and Cambridge English Dictionary says:
        PM (any)… Liar
        Cabinet Minister… Liar
        MP… Liar
        MEP… Liar
        NB. often quoted with the terms… rogue, thief, ne’r do well, vagabond, highway robber.

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  27. 45
    C O (Ξ7o) says:

    Now there should be nothing to prevent de-selection, and the necessary police investigation / return of funds.

    This has cast a shadow on the good people of Basingstoke of whom Miller is likely not a reflection of.

    Like

    • 115
      and says:

      A tv vox pop in the streets of Basingstoke yesterday didn’t
      manage to find anyone supporting her.Voters there deserve
      better.

      Like

  28. 46
    nigels parachute says:

    They always go in the end

    Like

  29. 49
    A Man says:

    Miller was a nasty sexist who didn’t actually believe in equality. Instead, as her letter of resignation shows, she beleived in puttiong women ahead of men ‘front ancd centre’ as she puts it. If I’d known that about her I’d have called for her sacking long before the last day or two. If you have any more like that in your government Dave, get rid of them now.

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  30. 49
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Dither Dave looks forward to her return to the front benches, so why has he accepted her resignation then?, a start would be to pay back the £39,000 she still owes but although there are troughing pigs nobody has yet seen a flying one.

    Like

    • 134
      Fred the pensioner says:

      Doesn’t she have to stand for and win an election first? Just a detail, I know….

      Like

      • 186
        Blue Peter Goldfish says:

        She has resigned (or been shoved) from her post as a cabinet minister, she hasn’t resigned as an MP, they never do.

        Like

  31. 54
    Chillaxed Dave says:

    Well this has been a very, very disappointing morning!

    I was sure I was going to get past level 8 on Candy Crush but there was one jelly left and I’d lost all 5 lives!

    Like

  32. 61
    C O (Ξ7o) says:

    So what else has Dave the Dunce been seriously fucking up whilst folk have been watching part of his cabinet give a lesson in how not to act with honour ?

    Like

  33. 62
    Koba says:

    Rejoice at that news. I bet she will find a way of avoiding all that CGT though. She should loose all gains she has made and the taxpayer should benefit from the property investment.

    Like

  34. 67
    Dodgy D. Laws says:

    It won’t be for long.

    Like

  35. 70
    Westminster Cesspit says:

    Business as usual.
    Who exactly was Maria Miller?
    Never met the chap.

    Like

  36. 72
    Cameron and the Westminster gay Mafia next. says:

    Dave. Homosexual marriage is not success, it is an abomination.

    Like

    • 75
      nell says:

      Now you are being silly. Do get over yourself.

      Like

      • 84
        Wonders of Britain says:

        It’s whoever commented own opinion, Nell, get over it, not everybody believes in bumsex marriage, the commentry have rights as well.

        Like

      • 88
        A still small voice says:

        I agree with that comment. It is an abomination. Homosexuals being aloowed to make a pantomime out of genuine marriages is wrong. No amount of invective at people will change their minds over that. There are millions of people who know this to be true, but they are keeping their mouths shut while the reign of terror continues under this government.

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      • 101
        C O (Ξ7o) says:

        Nell – you are wrong with the sentiment, and also repeating the shoddy propaganda of the gay lobby.

        It is an abomination as a physical aberration, and an abomination as an intrusion of the state into the affairs of the Church, and an institution of the people that pre-dates the notion of state.

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      • 110
        I beg to differ Nell says:

        It is not silly at all Nell. Civil partnerships give homosexual pairings all the same legal rights as a married heterosexual couple. The difference is the time honoured definition of marriage which is man and woman.

        There was absolutely no reason for Dave to do this.

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        • 121
          but more importantly says:

          I’m more concerned about press censorship.

          Like

        • 142
          nell says:

          We will have to agree to disagree I fear – homosexuality has always been a part of human evolution – the one man one woman thingie was introduced by man somewhere along the line .

          Like

          • Lord Stansted says:

            The bum-fuckers already had civil partnerships – something still denied to hetros.

            Like

          • Evolution says:

            Now you’re just being plain daft, “Nell” – if that’s who you really are.

            Like

          • Charles Darwin says:

            Eh? Since when did ejaculating sperm into another man’s bottom cause humans to evolve?

            You need to be told about the birds and the bees Nell.

            Like

          • one lump or two says:

            Can we leave talk of ejaculating sperm into a
            man’s bottom until I’ve finished my porridge thanks.

            Like

        • 153
          Fred the pensioner says:

          Am I the only one who thinks that that was not the real Nell? She has consistently upheld moral and religious standards on here and does not talk in those terms.

          That said, I could be mistaken.

          Like

          • nell says:

            Oh Dear bit of a complicated discussion so early in the morning.
            Let’s just say nell is the moniker I first used.

            As for the rest – marriage between men, or between women or between a man and a woman – traditionally marriage is about a lifetime commitment between two people to look after the wellbeing of each other. It’s a good thing, a selfless thing and it’s something, in this uncertain, sometimes lonely and often very hard life. to encourage.

            As for the other side of things talked about here, as someone (whose name I forget) rather famously said many years ago ‘ the government has no place in other people’s bedrooms’ and neither do we.

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          • Nell is a bloke says:

            Bout time you came out Nell !

            Like

  37. 73
    Real Conservatives vote UKIP says:

    Not a crosshair in sight. Awesome !

    Like

    • 83
      nell says:

      Expect Guido was just being gentlemanly, delicate female y’know, didn’t want to offend her sensibilities.

      Like

      • 150
        A Reader says:

        No – If there were cross hairs that would have given credibility to the idea of ‘media witch-hunt’.

        This was no such thing: Just a mess that was going to eventually end in one of two routes to an unceremonious P45.

        Like

    • 161
      Rickytshirt says:

      I think he only puts the crosshairs on when he has a hand in their downfall through investigative reports or by publishing whistleblower evidence and can therefore claim some credit.

      Like

    • 421
      Drip, drip of Downfall says:

      Guido Fawkes and Fleetstreetfox made much of the running in this saga.

      But it was Betty Boothroyd’s comments that gave rise to crosshairs.

      Strangely, Guido and the Fox had flagged by then. In a mere 5 minute interview, Boothroyd put the boot in (constructively and justifiably) as nobody else had been able to.

      I’ve no time for Labour, but do admire her. Cameron, in his reply to Miller’s resignation, ignored all the sensible points raised by Boothroyd, and it will be his downfall.

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  38. 77
    Paddy Power says:

    Oy Vey,

    What a payout will have to make now.

    Like

  39. 78
    here we go says:

    Another CV for her to get a better job in the EU troughing area.

    Like

  40. 79
    P'd off tax payer says:

    Try doing similar the the private sector, P45 in the post au revoir and likely a criminal record. You certainly wouldn’t be fucking welcomed back. Its not even like she was good at her job….

    Like

  41. 82
    nigels parachute says:

    Cameron has lost 25% of the females in his cabinet with one resignation

    Like

    • 86
      SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      That is the only silver lining in this cloud of corruption !

      Like

    • 90
      nell says:

      Too much rubbish is talked about females in politics. There should be more emphasis upon competence and capability . Mrs Thatcher managed the glass ceiling well enough rising well above it because she was so capable and competent. We don’t need token females like mariamiller in politics all they do is give women a bad name!

      Like

      • 93
        nell says:

        Talking of which -look at militwit’s front bench – he has absolutely stuffed it full of token females and there’s not a competent capable woman amongst them! What’s the point of that?

        Like

        • 103
          Blue Peter Goldfish says:

          I’d vote for you nell to get in there and sort them out!

          Like

          • nell says:

            too old now sweetie – I’d rather spend my days quilting, gardening, cooking, helping YoungNells and politics watching – it’s much more fun!

            Like

        • 108
          Someone says:

          There are a couple of reasonably competent women in the junior ranks in the Labour party, but by the time they are ready and experienced enough for proper ministerial roles, they will have been ruined by the whips, the PPS bag-carrier system, political correctness and UNITE, even if they do manage to cope with the looking glass world of sucking up to a twat like Miliband.

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    • 97
      Someone says:

      I wish we could just have a general election. The man is an utter tool.

      Like

      • 126
        Turnip Soup says:

        Oh dear nell’s off on one and it’s only half eight.

        Like

        • 149
          nell says:

          I shall feel better when I’d had my breakfast. Sun’s up time to be out in the garden!

          Like

      • 151
        SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        This is one reason they conspired to rig the system with fixed term parliaments, can you imagine Miliband in power for five years with no mechanism to drag him out of of Downing street ,the horror of it!!!

        Like

    • 105
      Wonders of Britain says:

      So called equality doesn’t work, it doesn’t matter what sex you are, it matters if your any good doing the specified job and theirs lots better than her that could do the job, it appears this Parliament we have voted in 640 turds, shame on us trash for believing the lies.

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  42. 84
    nigels parachute says:

    Even now shes not going because of any wrong doing but because press coverage is too distracting

    Like

  43. 96
    Jack Dromey says:

    This is what happens when you employ people to make up numbers rather than on ability.

    Like

  44. 98
    Socialism is theft says:

    No sympathy for Miller. She chose to trough. But let us never forget this sort of thing goes on daily at Brussels with no media or anyone else to hold them to account. Vote UKIP to end this farce if you don’t believe taxpayers should be ripped off by the troughing elite. Dave will make sure any referendum ends up as a vote to keep the troughing flourishing.

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  45. 99
    Mr Quelch says:

    She should be arrested by the grammar police,for her letter !

    Like

  46. 104
    Cynic says:

    Like

  47. 106
    Anonymous says:

    Bang, and the dirt is gone!

    Like

    • 437
      broderick crawford says:

      NOW IS THE TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

      NOW IS THE TIME TO YIELD A SIGH

      YIELD IT ! YIELD IT !

      Like

  48. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Pointless trougher doing a pointless job.
    It was never going to end well.

    Like

  49. 114
    Gerbil 7 says:

    Pointless trougher doing a pointless job.
    It ws never going to end well.

    Like

  50. 116
    Howzat1932 says:

    After all she did for stonewall and all the fags where was all the support for Maria.i would have thought the Eagles,Fry,and all the luvvies would swarmed to her defence to save her arse.

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  51. 122
    Anonymous says:

    Cameroon The theiving bitch was not found ‘not guilty’ She’s as guilty as Hell & you not realising it means your not fit to be PM & should also resign You prize Pratt

    Like

  52. 123
    Joe Public II says:

    One down — 600+ to go — then there’s always the HoL — keep going Fawkesy and Co.

    Like

  53. 124
    nigels parachute says:

    Ding dong the witch is dead

    Like

    • 138
      Increasingly pissed-off taxpayer says:

      No she isn’t — the bitch is going home to live in the fucking great house that she stole from the taxpayers

      Like

      • 158
        SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        Which one day will be passed on to her already comfortably rich brats, in a never ending cycle of intergenerational troughing

        Like

        • 173
          Fireman from Fulham says:

          Not if some passing arsonist takes a fancy to it.

          Like

          • Somerset Levels says:

            It’s amazing what water can achieve.

            Like

          • Col. Nut says:

            Then the insurance will pay out. No wonder she walks around with a haughty aggressive smirk. For her and her spawn the gravy train she has boarded runs into infinity. There is no Leveson-like regulation of the accumulation of the profits of troughing greed.

            Like

  54. 128
    "Decisive" Dave says:

    I’ve got away with falsely claiming millions of votes for years.

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  55. 131
    The Optics says:

    Betty Boothroyd nailed this in her interview yesterday.

    It is a pity that this calibre of politician is in such short supply.

    Gove confirmed on the Today show that in his opinion – as a ex-journalist – there was no witch hunt. Knives should be sharpened for that idiot Macleod – unless she was just acting under orders of Cameron.

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  56. 137
    Lord Tebbit says:

    GOOD.
    The Chingford Skinhead will be celebrating today with a few extra vials of powerful blood.

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  57. 139
    Toxic Tories for Landowning Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Expenses Fraudsters, Traitors, Peedos, & says:

    Won’t she get a payout for loss of office?

    Like

    • 199
      IPSA fuckedup est says:

      the worry is that none of the parties dare offend the interests listed in your pseudonym

      and those party politicians would says that’s because the sponging or parasite interest is so endemic to society

      the government’s reasonable proposition that welfare benefits should not be exploited has opened the whole can of worms

      Like

    • 279
      Ah! why? says:

      She resigned FFS.

      Like

    • 441
      Phuquit says:

      Yep! £17,000 last time I looked.

      Like

  58. 140
    FrankFisher says:

    Cameron’s thick as pigshit. No common sense, no understanding of Joe Public, and *he doesn’t know* that he’s disconnected.

    Vote UKIP. Screw them all.

    Like

  59. 144
    Garage says:

    Shit. Fox shot. Never mind, it won’t take long to find another.

    Like

    • 378
      Round the Bend says:

      I thought Parliament has outlawed Fox hunting, by that I do not mean Miller is Foxy.

      Like

  60. 145
    Slapface Maria says:

    No handjob today David, I’m too upset.
    Maybe next week.

    Like

  61. 152
    I am angrier now, than I was before. says:

    So, she’s sorry that she has resigned and Dave is sorry too. Neither is sorry that yet again a greedy MP has brought Parliament into disrepute.

    Like

  62. 166
    Good riddance says:

    Troughing bitch.

    Like

  63. 172
    Toxic Tories for Landowning Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Expenses Fraudsters, Traitors, Peedos, & says:

    She was pushed before PM question time, but the real questions should be raised by the police and HMRC.

    Otherwise she will be allowed to sit on the back benches on full pay whilst charging us the commute to her fantastic house all paid for by working people.

    Meanwhile the poor who can’t afford to pay for empty rooms are thrown onto the streets.

    Like

    • 209
      Tel E. Caster says:

      Oh really? Care to give some examples?

      Like

    • 282
      jgm2 says:

      Having stuck it out for so long I wonder why she handed Miliband an open goal at PMQ?

      ‘Women trouble..” blah blah.

      I can hear his nasal voice alweady.

      Like

  64. 175
    Ministry of Truth says:

    Basingstoke woman takes heroic £70,000 pay cut and gives back company car. A time for national reflection, we feel.

    Like

    • 193
      An ounce of intelligence says:

      But will she dare to show her face in the local rag like she used to ?
      Recent comments there suggest that she’d be hounded to hell.

      Like

    • 196
      Thomas from Tonna says:

      Exactly.

      The story does not end here .

      It is only just starting.

      What has happened is an affront to every working man and woman in this country.

      People will never forgive Cameron for telling us a few days ago to forget about this little hiccup and “move on”.

      Like

    • 231
      Accountants says:

      After she made over £900k as a result of stealing £90k from the taxpayer and paying back only £5.8k.

      She can afford the £70k pay cut: It is not like she has a mortgage to service anymore.

      Like

  65. 179
    DAVE (Bum Sex for Me) Cameron says:

    Now how about Cameron clearing his desk ?

    He doesn’t think she has done anything wrong , which to my mind makes him as bad as her
    Also all those little mincers who under instruction from Dave , scurried to her side to show support for the appalling 30 second so called apology

    Cameron said this morning “The committee found you had done nothing wrong”
    Yes the committee of like minded thieves , no mention of the fact that the COMMISSIONER orederd her to bay back over £40,000 which shows Camerons utter contempt for the rules and the fact he’s already planning her return just beggars belief
    Sooner we are rid of this joke prime minister the better

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  66. 180
    Elector says:

    Can we have a look at the Peter Bone fraud now, please?

    Like

  67. 182
    Labour says:

    Bye bye Tories.

    Like

  68. 184
    Huhne Spotter says:

    Bet she’s ordering a new iPad as we speak.

    Like

  69. 187
    Thomas from Tonna says:

    Thank Christ for that !

    Now lets get her into that Police cell where she belongs and whilst we are at it get Blair in there too.

    There is no need for a Cabinet Minister or any othe Minister for that matter to deal with “culture”.

    Scrap the entire department, save the taxpayer a few shillings and knock 1p off the pound in taxes.

    Like

    • 267
      Fred the pensioner says:

      Just what I said on one of the threads yesterday. I have not changed my mind overnight.

      For those who missed it:

      We do not need her or indeed her very expensive Ministry.

      Just shut the whole useless edifice down.

      Sport can take care of itself – why should I fund people who run round in circles and jump into sandpits? Let them fund that themselves. Kids will still be able to go to the local park to kick a ball around, or the local swimming pool – and all without political interference.

      Culture? WTF does that mean? Watching/subsidising illegal immigrants to bang on dustbin lids? Local amateur dramatic groups seem to manage to fund their own private activities – again, all without political interference.

      Media? There are adequate laws to keep the media on their toes (in line?), so we do not need a fully fledged Quango to help them along.

      The whole operation is surplus to requirements and should be chucked overboard before the end of the month. Civil servants involved can go and find a job in the real world.

      Like

  70. 191
    Iain says:

    Now we need her resignation as an mp, an enquiry into her attempts to pervert the investigation into her expenses, a police enquiry to see if charges should be initiated against her and an election to get rid of the ineffectual oaf camoron.

    Like

    • 204
      plus says:

      And the Standards Committee abolished and replaced with
      something acceptable to those of us who pay MP’s wages and
      expenses.

      Like

      • 233
        Spartacus says:

        how about HMRC?

        Like

      • 400
        SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        How about a random ever changing committee of accountants and taxpayers , and every CLAIM made public wether or not it’s successfully passed each week.

        Like

  71. 194
    P l e b says:

    Cameron is more than a fool.

    Cameron has shown that he is inept, not a leader, weak, and a total
    failure.

    No loss to the country when he goes in 2015

    Like

    • 215
      Tony Eden from Eton says:

      Is it fair for working men and women to be treated to another 12 months of this ineptitude ?

      As the tax forms start arriving with threats of penalties if you do not do this that and the other (notwithstanding that you have always done this that and the other in the past ) people will be very very angry.

      Like

    • 217
      Col. Nut says:

      He’ll be alright. He can fall back on his father-in-law’s taxpayer funded windmills.

      Like

    • 230
      Lord Stansted says:

      That fucking useless idiot Grant Shapps should go too.

      Like

  72. 198
    nigels parachute says:

    Maria didn’t pass the smell test

    Like

  73. 202
    Betty Boothroyd & Norman Tebbit says:

    When there’s something strange in your Parliament who you gonna call? Millerbusters.

    Like

  74. 203
    Fanny Haddock says:

    I know it’s beastly to kick someone when they’re down, but given Ms Miller’s talent for ‘creative accounting’, please could someone keep an eye on her and make sure she doesn’t bung in a ‘loss of office’ claim, like that ex-convict Huhne.

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  75. 205
    Contra mundum says:

    Dear Prime Minister

    Ensuring an increase in my personal wealth, and relentlessly deflecting every criticism of my actions, have always been my priority over the past nine years.

    I am only sorry that my brave efforts to limit the powers of the press to expose what in their distorted world-view counted as misconduct in public office should have led to this, let us hope, temporary stepping aside from my important role.

    It is an obvious tragedy that the cabinet has been temporarily deprived of a state-educated woman. But don’t worry! I’ll be waiting for your call and as soon as you can suggest a role for me in further limiting freedom of speech, or in overturning established standards of public morality, I’m your girl.

    Yours, more in anger than in sorrow.

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  76. 207
    Anonymous says:

    no mention of climate change and windmills then?

    Like

  77. 213
    No Oscar for Oscar says:

    I’m sick of the coverage being given to the Oscar Pistorius show and his overacting. The twat can howl and cry all he wants, but he already fucked his credibility when he went out on the lash after being granted bail and beamed a massive smirk at the cameras.

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    • 218
      Lord Stansted says:

      Fortunately I have no idea who Oscar Pistorius is. I suppose he’s a celeb of some sort.

      Like

    • 223
      Col. Nut says:

      He really put his foot in it.

      Like

    • 229
      I'll get my coat says:

      He hes been asked to account for himself but it seems he’s stumped.

      Like

      • 330
        Biffo says:

        Just been listening to him whinging & going on about God & Jesus. Sanctimonious little prick. I hope justice prevails at that trial. Wonder if they’ll be bringing in the bit about his use of four mobiles for ringing his different girlfriends?

        Like

  78. 214
    Peter Hain says:

    Lovely Jubbly.

    Bye Bye Maria.

    Hello Dave,
    I’m free.
    Give me her job.

    Like

  79. 219
    Ed (Too Fat must Fast for Flat Waistline) Balls says:

    When’s the investigation into triple-flips Balls-Cooper?

    Like

    • 273
      Fiddler 3 still trough while you lot slap each other on the back ? says:

      Nay gonna happen as they are in the wrong party. remember the fiddler 3? well they couldn’t have acted in a more disgusting and evil way and yet they remain while this foolish woman is gone ?

      Like

  80. 225
    captain haddock says:

    ACCEPT NO APOLOGIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    if you do the bastards will be doing the same things with your money in the future.

    Like

  81. 226
    Somerset Leveller says:

    What I consider particularly good about these events is that no headlines were required which calle it ‘-Gate’.

    Like

  82. 232
    daveyone1 says:

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum. and commented:
    LOL

    Like

  83. 235
    Anonymous says:

    Still being an arrogant bitch.

    Paragraphs 3/4/5 totally unnecessary – try and sound a little bit sorry – speech in the house appalling – no change with this letter.

    Good riddance .

    Like

  84. 236
    Spartacus says:

    hillsburah; stefan lorence; ostralisan airoplane; mackann; pistofious

    bbc always up with the important news

    Like

  85. 238
    Compensation says:

    The greedy, lying, troughing bitch should send a cheque for £1000 to every taxpayer.

    Like

  86. 240
    Maria Miller says:

    I’ve stood down to spend more time with my profits.

    Like

  87. 241
    Labour PIE advocates says:

    We stuck it out

    Like

  88. 242
    carlo gambino says:

    ‘…educated at a South Wales Comprehensive School’

    ——————————————————————————–

    Yawn – leave this game for the leftards to play.

    ‘My comprehensive school was even more bog standard than yours’.

    Like

  89. 244
    Guest53 says:

    Time now to go after the Committee that overruled the Commission and let her off with repaying £5k instead of £45k. They just don’t get it, and it’s time they did.

    Like

  90. 245
    Maria Miller says:

    It’s miller time!

    Like

  91. 246
    captain haddock says:

    What a crap longwinded self indulgent letter that is.

    “Dear Prime Minister,

    I resign as Your Cabinet Minister despite all your support.

    i do this out of duty lezarned from my comprehensive education in Wales and from being a wife and mother.

    I thank my departmental staff for all their support and work and will miss working with Leveson LJ.

    i will continue to serve my constituents from the backkbenches until the next Election.”

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    • 306
      M.Miller (Thief) says:

      Now, when can I put my claim in for £17,000.00 for closing the door on my office?

      Like

  92. 250
    Mad Nads on my gonads says:

    Why is Nadine Dorries on The Wright Stuff? That said, I wouldn’t mind a tit wank from her.

    Like

  93. 251
    Not in my name says:

    Excellent. I have just won £10 on a wager yesterday that she would be gone before PMQ

    Like

  94. 256
    Cameron's Reply says:

    Dear Maria

    Many thanks for your resignation letter.

    I note you will be continuing to serve your constituents from the backbenchers until the next election.

    Thereafter I am sure we can sort something out for you in the EU which will come of course with a nice little pension.

    Best Wishes

    Dave

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  95. 260
    RomaBob... says:

    Ok she’s gone………

    Like

  96. 265
    Pubic Affairs Komiti says:

    Cameron has to support her

    he was caught fiddling his own expenses and had to “volunteer” to pay them back

    he’s a real c#nt’s c#nt

    Like

  97. 267
    Ah! comment of the day says:

    Guido Fawkes ” She won’t be back.”

    Like

    • 285
      Maria Miller says:

      Like

    • 287
      Mornington Crescent says:

      Our host “on politicians on 5Live: “these are venal, greedy, malevolent, nasty people. I’ve never met a more self-serving profession.” “

      Like

    • 289
      Ah! new Comment of the Day. says:

      Alex Wickham @WikiGuido
      .@guidofawkes on politicians on 5Live: “these are venal, greedy, malevolent, nasty people. I’ve never met a more self-serving profession.”

      Like

  98. 269
    Mr Bud Wise. says:

    Dave is a Miller Lite.

    Like

  99. 277
    Fiddler 3 still trough while you lot slap each other on the back ? says:

    Great she’s gone now can we get back to the 3 leading politicians who enabled for pedophiles! or don’t we care about that anymore ?

    Like

    • 280
      Fat Irishman says:

      I’m more interested in Dave’s hair.

      Like

    • 296
      SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      It was a matter of urgency, the Labour pedophile apologists can be safely kept on the back burner for a little longer, they are going nowhere just yet ,let ‘em stew , there’s probably more to come about that.

      Like

    • 317
      Wonders of Britain says:

      She hasn’t gone, she’s just being hidden among the crowd of rubbish we call MPs, when they think the public have forgotten she will be wheeled out to carry on again, you just have to look at all these so called pillars of society that should have had their collars felt and had their day in the courts who are still prancing about believing they are untouchable, good job their is no time cut-off for what these people have done, we can wait.

      Like

  100. 278
    Bob says:

    Have they found that fucking plane yet?

    Like

  101. 283
    Centre Parting says:

    Why didn’t they say she was Welsh in the first place – bias toward ethnic minorities.

    Like

  102. 284
    Steve says:

    Until the “license to build a property empire” mortgage subsidy is removed this stuff will keep happening. Just pay the rent on a small flat in London and thats it.

    Like

    • 340
      SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      Why do they need expenses to rent a flat , there are plenty of bedsits and small B&Bs in the area around Kings Cross just a short ride on the Underground to Westminster, with their salaries and outside directorships and other nice little earners it should not stretch their budgets too far. After all thousands of others do it as a way of life, on a fraction of an MPs salary without being able to claim a penny expenses from anywhere.

      Like

  103. 288
  104. 290
    Owen Jones, Essential Analysis says:

    Like

  105. 293
    In other news... says:

    Prince George has filled hid first nappy down in NZ and rumour has it this is the real reason they were pulling those ugly faces.

    Like

  106. 299
    Ummm... says:

    “…educated at a South Wales Comprehensive School…”

    Didn’t teach her enough to know that that should be a lower case ‘C’ and ‘S’.

    Should have gone to a grammar school. That’d have taught her.

    Like

  107. 300
    Jail awaits the traitor says:

    Two policemen lie dead in their graves in Lurgan on account of Labour turning a blind eye to IRA gunrunning from Florida.
    Blair has questions to answer.

    Like

    • 319
      C.O.Jones says:

      What about the 400+ squaddies in Afghanistan, what did we achieve there?

      Blair has questions to answer for sure but those questions will never be asked.

      Sacrificing our lads for no reason.

      Like

      • 324
        Olav says:

        Chilcot has the answers.

        Like

      • 335
        F##k the LibLabCon says:

        Blair’s a war criminal.

        Like

      • 339
        C O (Ξ7o) says:

        Initially A’fghanistan was an Art 5 NATO response for 9-11.

        Now very much to your point, after what A’fghanistan turned into, could the government get full political support of the people if Art 5 is invoked again – perhaps against R’ussia in response to an attack on one of the Baltic nations, or indeed R’omania ?

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        • 355
          C.O.Jones says:

          Well that’s a good point. If you remember a few days ago the poll in the Independent regarding Farage and Putin.

          Look at the voting now, some people will be in for a shock.

          http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iv-drip/poll-nigel-farages-favourite-world-leader-is-putin-whos-yours-9226480.html

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          • C O (Ξ7o) says:

            Would not pay too much attention to that poll. It is true that people generally do prefer a slightly more authoritarian leader over weak leaders, until that leader starts acting against their interests.

            The NATO issue is much more important, especially following the Article 4 invocations the other week.

            The problem is that about 1 brigade a piece is needed to be deployed in each of E’stonia, L’atvia and L’ituania, R’omania, and a further 2 brigades in P’oland.

            In total NATO needs about 6 brigades of ‘boots on the ground’ in order to provide a credible defence against P’tin and to reassure those nations that NATO is serious about its commitments.

            Leaving aside the fact that 24 of the 28 NATO members are not contributing enough actual cash, in particular European nations – NATO appears to be having trouble securing the forces in order to put in place the defensive line.

            There appears to be a mix of lack of political will, and this is also the effect of defence cut backs – particularly with respect to personnel.

            Cameron is not helping matters at all from the UK perspective: He is pressing ahead with cuts on the basis that the UK spending is above the 2% NATO requirement (UK last year about 2.4% GDP) but those cuts are not only undermining the UK ability to meet NATO commitment, but more foolishly, ARE destroying the ability of the UK to defend itself.

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          • Potemkin Village says:

            And thank god for that. Putin is no angel but as even C O (Ξ7o) will concede, this whole mess was initiated by the neocons who are desperate to get their hands on Ukrainian raw materials and their military high-tech (yes they have some high-end stuff, in the 3-D and graphene areas).

            Putin’s response has been measured and entirely justified. Or do you like fascists, C O (Ξ7o)?

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  108. 305
    David Laws says:

    > “She won’t be back.”

    Want to bet?

    Like

    • 318
      Fanny Haddock says:

      Yes, when the Tories are reelected with a landslide in 2015, with gratitude from the electorate for all of the good work they have done.

      Like

  109. 316
    can work won't work says:

    Had to get leveson in… fracking air thieves

    Like

  110. 321
    Kebab News says:

    Who was the 73-year-old arrested under Yewtree yesterday?

    Like

  111. 323
    Ah! guess says:

    Searchers Close In On Ping Signals

    The Met to send a team of detectives to help the Australian, Malayan and Chinese Authorities, as soon as the weather improves.

    Like

  112. 331
    Godzillargh says:

    Another greedy oinker touches down on her golden parachute. Too much to ask that the troughing piggy goes to prison for theft like the rest of us would though…

    Nothing to see here, move along.

    Like

  113. 336
    Anonymous says:

    One down, and an indeterminate number to follow?
    Dear Dave, if peacefully changing an undemocratic state into a democratic one were also an option, we could put old-time revolution back on hold.

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  114. 337
    King Bercow says:

    I’m expecting a solemn mood for PMQs today, a few tumbleweeds and the odd titter from John Mann.
    Now shut the fuck up because the public want to hear why Cameron has not resigned yet.

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  115. 342
    Big D says:

    Not an ounce of contrition from either of the bug—s .
    Cameron has marked himself as clearly a nose in trough supporter , he is not fit to be PM .
    Vote against the lot of them come May.
    Id rather have all of Westminster filled with the ” fruitcake ” army than this corrupt rabble we have at present.

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  116. 352
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Dear Prime Minister

    Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!

    Maria

    
    
    

    Dear Maria

    Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!

    David Cameron

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  117. 358
    Surr Nob Skelpoff says:

    A notorious embezzler learned from the Maria Miller story. In court, instead of pleading guilty or not guilty, he plead “mistake”. The judge smiled sweetly at him and said, “because it was a “mistake” and you are a great employee, how would you like to keep most of the £45,000 you stole, keep your job and go free?”.

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  118. 361
    johnnygee says:

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.
    She was caught with her hands in the till and should pay the price.
    Is there no honour left in government?

    It makes me sich that people like her think they can get away with it. Arrogance unsurpassed!!!
    Whilst the tories keep bashing the poor who may have got a few quid more than they are entitles, making them criminals. Buggers like Miller get away scot free.

    The Tories should pay a heavy price at the election

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  119. 363
    Taxi expenses Abbott breaks cover says:

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    • 382
      Lard Everard says:

      You’ll never need to be in fear of a roasting.

      Like

    • 385
      A flying seagull says:

      And who pray is going to “roast” Cameron?

      Miliband ?

      Like

    • 403
      Reader says:

      She was forced out by the public saying she is not up to our requirements. As ever, an MP thinks that we give a shit about who is in charge of disccussing the deck-chair arranging.

      Like

  120. 367
    A cheeky scouser says:

    If you think Esther McVey is the answer then think again.

    Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire.

    The people of Britain deserve better than this.

    Like

  121. 369
    Nemesis says:

    Miss Piggy has resigned! Perhaps Cameron should be next for his stupidity in trying to support her at the exclusion of common sense.

    Like

  122. 370
    A Patriot says:

    Let us not forget another battle this pathetic treasonous retarded fool of a Prime Minister is perhaps going to lose…

    … if he is given any more chance.

    Like

  123. 374
    Spartacus says:

    bbbc news at ten a.m. leads with how hard done by this embezzler was – repeating untruths (as provided by, guess who)

    skye news leads with pistoffious acting career

    nothing to see here, move along now

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  124. 380
    A Ship's Lawyer says:

    Cameron’s letter is utter bollocks.

    Only about 7% of the population are gay and even for heterosexual couples barely 50% get married.

    So when Cameron says a lot of people will be glad for her work on legalizing same sex unions he is only talking about a minority of the population yet he goes on as if this is the flagship policy epitomising his administration.

    There are more people out of work in the UK than there are gays in “married” unions.

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    • 387
      Fudge Packer says:

      You must have a brown hatters’ ship then if 7 percent of them are shirt lifters.

      Like

    • 406
      Londoner says:

      Nothing like as many as 7% of the population are homosexual. I live in one of the more cosmopolitan, socially ‘relaxed’ bits of metrosexual London where gays move to as they are able to live openly and I would reckon that the proportion is well below 3%.

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  125. 381
    Miller the winner says:

    She’s laughing all the way to the bank. Minister’s Redundancy payment even though she still has a job, pension paid on highest position attained in job, if sacked as an MP tax free resettlement grant plus she gets to keep the 400k and the houses and continues to claim all day to day expenses on them.

    Not forgetting cushy jobs on the BBC, Arts foundations, meeja diversity and equality quangos and paper reviewer for the rolling news

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    • 423
      What a wheeze says:

      .
      And sainthood proclaimed by Hacked Off, with all the little numbers that will offer

      Like

  126. 390
    Dodgy D. Laws says:

    If I can come back, WE can come back.

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  127. 392
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    Isn’t it normal to sign off a letter with some sort of an expression ?
    yours sincerely
    yours faithfully
    regards and best wishes
    I remain your obedient servant
    cheers
    lol

    ps
    good to hear Guido explaining “flipping” so concisely on the wireless.

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  128. 405
    Anonymous says:

    She won’t be back, and neither will Cameron. Spinelessness in a leader is not a positive.

    Like

  129. 415
    Poor Tom says:

    Only problem is she’ll still be an MP……..What happened to recall piss poor Dave.

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  130. 424
    Secretary of the Press Gallery Freemasons' Lodge says:

    These two letters suggest that Number 10 is deeply involved in spinning that same sex marriage and Leveson had something to do with Miller’s troughing and the public mood against her.

    Miller almost sounds like she is threatening Cameron when she writes “Of course, implementing the recommendations made by Lord Justice Leveson on the future of media regulation, following the phone hacking scandals, would always be controversial for the press. Working together with you, I believe we struck the right balance…..”

    Cameron endorses this – “You have been responsible for successfully handling two of the most controversial issues with which this Government has dealt. As Culture Secretary, you have played a critical role in advancing Britain’s proud record of respect and equality in piloting the Equal Marriage Act through Parliament and onto the Statute Book. There are many people in our country today, and there will be many in the future, who will always be grateful for this very important change, which you did so much to bring about. You have also handled the sensitive subject of press regulation with skill and dedication.”

    Miller’s special adviser, Joanna Hindley, has drawn all the flak for her cack-handed call to the Telegraph’s Holly Watt – “Maria has obviously been having quite a lot of meetings around Leveson, I’m just going to flag up that connection for you to think about and you may wish to talk to people higher up your organisation.”

    But Hindley was working in concert with Craig Oliver, Cameron’s director of communications – who did the same thing at a higher level, and only slightly more subtly, when he phoned Tony Gallagher, the former editor of The Daily Telegraph.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/conservative-mps-expenses/10744703/Senior-David-Cameron-aide-threatened-Daily-Telegraph-over-Maria-Miller-expenses.html

    Now that the same insinuations about SSM and Leveson have appeared in Miller’s resignation letter AND Cameron’s reply, the media is entitled to go all out for Oliver’s resignation, too.

    And Cameron must be challenged as to whether he believes those insinuations himself.

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  131. 427
    Project : Maria the Mentalist says:

    The resignation is longer than the apology.

    Like

  132. 428
    Justin Poofy Boots says:

    The way she handled the whole mess was disgraceful. It was greed that got her into this mess. She showed no true understanding why the public were so angry. This explains why she managed to offend everyone in the country.

    Goodbye !

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  133. 431
    The Mandelson Strategy says:

    ” I
    hope that you will be able to
    return to serving the Government
    on the Frontbench in due course…”

    So what is this? The Mandelson Strategy? Three strikes then your out?

    She is lucky she still has job. In the real world she would have been sacked!

    The Tories need her like they need a hole in the head.

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  134. 438
    A taxpayer asks says:

    As resignation surely indicates acceptance of responsibility for malfeasance, however belatedly, when will she pay back the balance of the appropriated money, and not just the nominal £5k?

    Like

  135. 439
    Disgusted - but not of Tunbridge Wells (no Waitrose) says:

    Repay the balance? Don’t hold your breath. She has salved her conscience – assuming she has one – by giving her Ministerial pay-off of £17000 to charity – but no doubt she will see this as good PR. IPSA said that she should repay £40000; her fellow MPs reduced this to £5000. No doubt she hopes that this charitable donation (of money that comes from taxpayers anyway) will divert attention from the £35000 (also from public funds) that she is keeping. A final point – given that she is a 40% tax-payer, and that “expenses” are tax-free, this £35000 is the equivalent of an extra income of 56 grand – apologies if my maths has let me down!

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  136. 440
    Disgusted - but not of Tunbridge Wells (no Waitrose) says:

    Faulty maths! Equivalent of £58,333!

    Like

  137. 444
    StanC says:

    Miller goes – Charity gains from her departing payment .
    Still £20,000 light though, on the overall public purse.
    However judged by her peers. Law of the land/Parliament.

    Lets move on then, ensure if & when such another
    complaint is investigated by the independent watchdog.
    Then the alleged official or MP a. cooperates fully b. If
    the person in the ‘dock’ is not fully be upfront, then
    this will be noted as a BLACK MARK. c. Any subsequent
    panel of MP’s is FULLY cross section representation of
    all sides of the House plus public reps..
    As for ex Minister Miller to bring in a barrister, she had
    the right to employ ANY device, system or advisor.
    Doing so does not throw a bone to the press pack.
    Above all everyone appreciates the damage this
    Miller affair has done to Parliament ,MP’s & the PM.
    These days with bugs everywhere, conversations
    recorded through mobiles, the days of old when
    stuff could be hidden away – have long since
    gone. Either don’t do it! Or ensure YOU are whiter
    than white – that includes ALL in your team –
    Employed or volunteers! Irrespective of what
    position you hold – Make this your ethos.

    Recently I came across a sacking case tribunal
    (first stage) – official minutes of the hearing were
    a total fabrication of the actual event – when
    compared with a recording. But what ordinary
    employee would think that management of a
    very large organisation would stoop to this –
    Just to get rid of a staff member.
    By the way , the victim had obtained
    permission to ‘record ‘ the events of the meeting.

    The ‘crooks’ running the show -thought that meant
    written notes presumably – that were done.
    Which no doubt, if challenged could then,
    be disputed all three of the panel!
    They could have jointly said the person in the dock,
    had got it wrong!

    So if now, one is in a fight, the best thing is to use
    every modern device to ensure you air on being
    correct at every stage.
    Or, you WILL sooner of later get bitten on the bum!

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