April 10th, 2014

Just Wanted to Flag This Up…


78 Comments

  1. 1
    Grammar School Boy says:

    Who?

    Bye then………

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  2. 2
    nell says:

    Tell me again why does government need spads ? And why must we the taxpayer fund them?

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    • 7
      The most amusing claim ever says:

      Because Ministers need someone to carry their bag and to take the blame when things go wrong

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      • 12
        Expensive mistake says:

        What they don’t need is some idiot who threatens the press and helps put the minister in a position where they have to resign for the good of the party.

        However, Maria did most of the leg work and Jo likely has a legitimate N’uremberg defence.

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      • 67
        Fred the pensioner says:

        And there was I thinking that that was exactly what all these bloody quangos were created expressly for! Keep several layers between the Minister and any sort of responsibility for the job he/she gets 140 grand a year to pretend to be doing.

        Live and learn….

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    • 17
      broderick crawford says:

      Perhaps because the current civil service cohort are too lacking in the macchiavellian arts of cunning and low guile beyond the level of making endless cups of tea ??

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      • 25
        nell says:

        They have enough mp’s already being paid by us – they should use them as spads with no extra remuneration.

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    • 36
      The Old Codger says:

      If you mean those that aren’t MPs that’s fairly easy, it is the entry level for wannabe politicos in some cases providing personal services for their masters until slapped down, take the blame for any cockup but stay quiet when they make their masters look the model of a very modern politico

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    • 56
      Tim Yeo-yo says:

      They’d be better off growing a pair of nads and making some decisions by themselves. Bunch of softcocks the lot if ‘em.

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    • 62
      I've always wondered says:

      Do spads dig their own gravs ?

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  3. 3
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Is that another point up for the Conservatives?

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  4. 4
    C O (Ξ7p) says:

    Any idea where she went off to ?

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  5. 5
    Justin Poofy Boots says:

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Good riddance to nasty piece of work!

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  6. 8
    Gerbil 7 says:

    The fact that this and other Governments have spads shows that they haven’t got a bloody clue as to what they think needs doing or how to do it.
    This makes them, therefore, unskilled labour and their salary should be commensurate.

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  7. 10
    Hacked Off says:

    Working for us now, in an official capacity.

    Whereas previously, it was only on our behalf.

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  8. 16
    A poster on this blog says:

    I should like to apologise to Nigel Evans for assuming that he must be guilty and gleefully making trashy knob-jokes at his expense. While my hatred of politicians in general may be reasonable, in this case I was led astray by my prurience, willingness to believe the worst of people and irrational rage at the fact that some men prefer to cuddle other men. Lessons will be learnt and I will try to behave more like a decent, rational human being in future.

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    • 26
      Normal says:

      …….The unacceptable,..acceptable?….The “brainwashing” is succeeding!

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    • 28
      nell says:

      As I posted yesterday , whether he was found guilty or not I thought his choice of lifestyle ie the pursuit of casual sex amidst the heavy drinking culture of the stranger’s bar, especially at his age, was reprehensible and not what we the electorate have a right to expect from these people.

      The verdict of the court has not changed my view. We the electorate deserve better.

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      • 33
        Duncan Norvelle says:

        Oooh, chase me big boy.

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      • 34
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Yet another fee fest for the legal fraternity – and guess who pays for it all …?

        So where are the charges for ‘attempting to perverting the course of justice’ going to be laid …

        Remember its a bumbandit V bumbandit imbroglio.

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        • 53
          Not Blowing Whistles says:

          That is a good question: Who exactly would be held to account in situations where the Crown presses charges against the wishes of the victim ?

          If the victim turns hostile in the trial then they are incriminating themselves – tricky in a situation where there really is no case to answer and the ‘victim’ was perhaps not responsible for involvement of the police at the outset.

          In this case the CPS prosecutors should perhaps be up for perversion, however that of course would not happen. At the least they should perhaps be struck off and fired.

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          • Fred the pensioner says:

            Good idea. Shut the whole fucking lot down and revert to the way it used to be with the cops doing their own prosecutions as they see fit without the interference of a bunch of money grubbing (and generally very low standard) lawyers in the way.. That would save a few hundred million a year for us all.

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        • 57
          Cinna says:

          I blame the numpty in charge of the CPS in NW England. So far his batting average is 1 out of 4.

          Stuart Hall must be kicking himself for copping a guilty plea.

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          • thostids says:

            The rot set in with Keir Starmer, who allowed his political bent to influence the direction and emphasis of the CPS, particularly in cases involving rape and, post-Saville, indecent assault with minors, pressing on with cases to satisfy the pressure groups but where, usually common sense and experience dictated otherwise. Like the Serious Fraud Office and when it gets going, the Public Defenders Office, they do not employ staff of requisite ability and experience at the level commensurate with standard needed for the proper handling of the cases. Result? Read arl abaht it!

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      • 35
        C O (Ξ7p) says:

        Wise words Nell.

        +1

        Trashy lifestyles should not be criminalized on the basis of hearsay alone. He may now have started to clean up his act.

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        • 40
          nell says:

          Let’s hope so and let’s hope other MP’s of all parties have taken note. If you choose a career paid for by the taxpayer you should make sure your lifestyle is squeaky clean. If you don’t want to do that choose a career somewhere else.

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          • Cardinal Richelieu's mole says:

            What rot. The foul and perverted manner in which the people’s representatives unwind is a matter for them provided it does not break the law. Their performance in office acting on our behalf is what matters. I want to be represented by real people, not paragons of boredom, repressed and twisted as they may well be

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          • Wonga says:

            Amazing someone would complain to the police having got drunk and into bed with another person and woke up being fondled. It is one to put down to experience.

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          • Fred the pensioner says:

            Dear Cardinal, I want to be represented by what are generally regarded as ‘normal’ people and not some collective of perverted freaks who do nothing but push their own agendas to the advantage of their own twisted ‘abumination’ of a lifestyle.

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      • 38
        Blowing Whistles says:

        btw – whatever happened to kier starmers he ‘will look at’ the collapse of the £30 million fee fest at Sawnsea Crwon Court – The trial that as if by magic ‘collapsed’ i.e. The Prosecution into the conduct of 8 + exSouth Wales Coppers.

        And guess who paid for that fee fest? (you got it)

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      • 44
        Blowing Whistles says:

        Did you know nell that the editor of a pa3do book; to which Tattychell contributed an article to back in the 1980’s was jailed three years ago; for … child sex offences?

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  9. 18
    The Myra & Mental Maria Project. says:

    They had to throw the desk out with her as the nasty cow was clinging to it when they told her go!

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  10. 19
    broderick crawford says:

    We welcome you back to the PC fold my repentant pious previously lost sheep.

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  11. 20
    non taxable pikey says:

    Unfit for purpose.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26972597

    Underestimated immigrant numbers by 350 thousand.

    Vote UKIP

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    • 24
      Yvette Cooper says:

      350,000 isn’t very much.
      Its only a weeks worth of the UK’s £50million daily EU payments.

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    • 27
      Lord Stansted says:

      Vote UKIP indeed. And Chilax Dave has the nerve to say we shouldn’t vote for extremists. 1/3 of a million out – how fucking extreme do you want it?

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      • 29
        C O (Ξ7p) says:

        UKIP are as extreme as Michael Fabricant’s fake moustache stunt.

        Jon Snow’s black remark on C4 yesterday – now that was extreme.

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    • 58
      Cinna says:

      I think the word “deliberately” was, well, deliberately missed out of the BBC headline there.

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  12. 21
    Not in my name says:

    Well no doubt she can once again remind scabby journos just who her boss…… oh hang on…..

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  13. 22
    Podiceps says:

    _spado_, Latin. A eunuch.

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  14. 23
    CharlieTheChump says:

    HaHA fuck off Myra’s sister

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  15. 30
    MacGuffin says:

    Please someone reassure that the Witch Hindley will have at least some difficulty in finding new employment.

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    • 37
      nell says:

      I’m sure her very particular skills will be welcomed by hacked-off or the eu press office fending off criticism or the gordon and sarah brown ‘charity’ or perhaps bliar’s hidden empire …..!!

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  16. 31
    Maria Millar says:

    Ha ha! You too, Hindley!

    So long, bitch.

    Never liked you or the others anyway.

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  17. 41
    bbc says:

    MPs scared of negative publicity are “secretly” recruiting unpaid interns to work in their offices, it is alleged.

    Charles Glover, an aide to Lib Dem MP John Leech, made the claim while defending his boss, who has come under fire for advertising eight unpaid roles

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  18. 43
    Foreigners are bonkers says:

    Students at Warwick University are having a few problems on their way to lectures of late, for fear of being attacked by swans.

    One 24-year-old student has been capturing images of the swans confronting terrified students.

    He said:
    “These swans are very annoying, and the students feel as though they are being bullied.

    “I am from India, and they attack me especially – they focus straight on me.

    “We have been warned that the swans will be a bit feisty at this time of year, but they go for me all year round.

    “I think they don’t like too many Indians in England – maybe the swans here are a little bit racist.”

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    • 47
      Blowing Whistles says:

      That uni – is one of the most prolific Marxist hunting grounds. Anyone could ask Michael Dugher if you are in any doubt?

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    • 48
      nell says:

      Oh Dear what a load of cobblers. This student has a very large chip on his/her shoulder and needs to get a life. Swans are by nature assertive especially in the mating and breeding season – just give them a wide berth!

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      • 55
        Computers work better off the internet says:

        Maybe they a Russian swans and have decided to take over.

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        • 73
          Fred the pensioner says:

          Don’t all swans belong to a certain high ranking personage? If so, suggest you address your complaint to that big house with the statue of Queen Victoria outside the front gates.

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  19. 45
    ʍȫʊʂʂȁ ҞϴџṦṦậ says:

    So when can we expect Evans to resume the Speaker’s chair, to great applause from his fellow MPs?
    I hope Skinner has a caustic remark to make.

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    • 50
      nell says:

      Never I hope. I am still holding out hope for another Betty Boothroyd for Speaker in due course. We have had a bad run of worthless speakers in recent years and are overdue a decent one soon!!

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    • 54
      SackMariaMillerasanMP says:

      The Speaker’s mob are quite a gathering, firstly the poisonous dwarf Bercow and now the sexually aggressive Evans. Both ornaments to our fine Parliament.

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      • 59
        Cinna says:

        Not to mention Gorbals Mick.

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        • 75
          stushie says:

          As A Scot, I Can say unequivocally that Gorbals Mick is a fine outstanding specimen of Scots rectitude, and bears comparison with our Fife saint Gordon McDoom.

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  20. 60
    Jack Ketch says:

    I was just reading up on the Chartist movement. It is worth reminding oneself of the People’s Charter of 1838 as it appears to be even more relevant today.
    I won’t comment, but I bet a lot of you will.

    The People’s Charter called for six reforms to make the political system more democratic:

    1. A vote for every man twenty-one years of age, of sound mind, and not undergoing punishment for a crime.
    2. The Secret Ballot – To protect the elector in the exercise of his vote.
    3. No Property Qualification for Members of Parliament – thus enabling the constituencies to return the man of their choice, be he rich or poor.
    4. Payment of Members, thus enabling an honest trades-man, working man, or other person, to serve a constituency; when taken from his business to attend to the interests of the country.
    5. Equal Constituencies, securing the same amount of representation for the same number of electors, instead of allowing small constituencies to swamp the votes of large ones.
    6. Annual Parliament Elections, thus present the most effectual check to bribery and intimidation, since as the constituency might be bought once in seven years (even with the ballot), no purse could buy a constituency (under a system of universal suffrage) in each ensuing twelvemonth; and since member, when elected for a year only, would not be able to defy and betray their constituents as now.

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  21. 61
    David Cameron says:

    As leader of the High Tax Party I despise success and hard work. ( unless you’re a millionaire in which case jolly well done and have a tax cut!)

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  22. 66
    Hilda says:

    Was she the one who grassed up her boss or the idiot who went on Sky TV to defend her?

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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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