April 25th, 2014

Labour’s Karl Turner Faces Standards Investigation

Regular readers will remember Labour’s rent-a-gob Karl Turner previous run in with the authority when he nicked a newspaper from a first class train carriage. “A self-satisfied, obnoxious, patronising bully who can afford a quid for The Times” was one of the kinder witness statements. Well the passive-aggressive MP has been caught red-handed breaking House of Commons rules by trying to raise party funds using non-partisan parliamentary resources. Turner’s potential opponent in Hull East Mike Whitehead made the original complaint and had him bang to rights. The uninspiring Labour MP admits sending out invites to the £45-a-head fundraiser from a parliamentary account, in clear breach of the members’ code of conduct:

“It shouldn’t have happened and I have made sure it will not happen again.”

Local Tory MP Graham Stuart is accusing Turner of a serious and ongoing error of judgment”, referring the “unapologetic” and “flippant” Turner to the Standards Commissioner. He says Turner sold the tickets “under false pretences”. An apology to the House is in order.


88 Comments

  1. 1
    Danny Alexander says:

    I went to India recently and the street begging was really awful.

    I was there for a week and only got one Rupee.

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  2. 2
    Daffy, Witney says:

    whatever happened to Tony Colston-Hayter ?

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  3. 3
    Daffy, Witney says:

    Reminds me of why Andrew Lansley used to use SW1 hotels charging us £6,000 when he lived 13 minutes away by foot.

    Hunt

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  4. 4
    Grammar School Boy says:

    Don’t hold your breath! He’s a socialist…

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  5. 5
    PC 99 says:

    I see you’re still in need of a decent copy editor. This prose wouldn’t have got you a CSE.

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  6. 6
    Mr Woy says:

    Just shoot the mug, who wants to listen to another load of lies.

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  7. 9
    Andre Lampitt says:

    Anyone who uses ‘K’ in the spelling of Karl is clearly a komplete Hunt, and probably a foreigner at heart

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  8. 10
    Citizen says:

    Vote ukip

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    • 78
      Vote UKIP: get Ed (and Len!) says:

      No thanks…VOTE UKIP, GET MILIPAEDO!
      And if Milipaedo is elected, we will have the most left-wing government since 1945!

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  9. 14
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    Look Karl Turner is a well respected constituency MP ,true mistakes have been made but lessons will have been learned It’s time to move on, and draw a line under this unfortunate misunderstanding,so we can address the real issues facing the country, such as the importance of our continued membership of the EU ,and man made climate change, I am sure you will all agree.

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  10. 16
    Ordinary bloke says:

    Why is it that these mp’s who cheat and swindle think its good enough to stand up and apologise to all the other cheats and swindlers and then alls well

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    • 40
      Maria Swiller, Pockets Filler says:

      I tried apologising to the House, and look where it got me.

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      • 82
        John "Two Jags, shags, pads, lavs" Prescot says:

        Your apology was only for your attitude, not for your theft, and it got you the chance to keep £40,000 of teh stolen money plus the salary and perqs or still being an MP.

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  11. 18
    BC says:

    Can any kind co-conspirator put a moral value on ‘ an apology to the house’ ?

    Appears to be no more than some form of initiation process to me.

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    • 25
      Ah! ha says:

      No doubt he will get Maria Miller to write the apology for him.

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    • 29
      Anonymous says:

      And Hull is going to be the City of Culture in 2017? FFS with this idiot and Prescott in residence that will be a challenge

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      • 55
        Observant says:

        Hull has the sort of culture that is best presented in a petri dish.

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        • 69
          Grimbling says:

          An apology to the people of Hull is in order. BTW , Hull are trying to expand their borders. None of the villages/towns affected want anything to do with Hull- they want to stay in the East Riding.

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  12. 21
    Ockham's Razor says:

    Can someone translate this into English?

    Regular readers will remember Labour’s rent-a-gob Karl Turner previous run in with the authority when he to nick a newspaper from a first class train carriage..

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    • 24
      Andre Lampitt says:

      Yes…it says vote UKIP.

      Would you like me to tweet it?

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    • 30
      Bill Quango MP says:

      Took a newspaer?

      Not much of a crime. Hardly Nuremberg.

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      • 36
        Mdm Da Farge says:

        he would have to been obeying orders to do that

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      • 58
        Observant says:

        Too used to getting the Guardo trader for free.

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      • 59
        Ockham's Razor says:

        Now changed to nicked a newspaper

        Overtones of the LibDems, perhaps?

        As for Nuremberg, I wonder what the then Colonel Sir Geoffrey Lawrence, later 3rd Baron Trevethin and Baron Oaksey, DSO, TD, KC, PC would have made of this all.

        Mind you he was PC.

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  13. 22
    Round the Bend says:

    Only need another 300 like him and you have a labour majority and yet another disastrous (is there any other kind) labour government.

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  14. 23
    Retarded UKIP candidate says:

    Rainstorms are caused by gay marriage.

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  15. 27
    Maria the Miller says:

    Word of advice. When you say SORRY don’t say it in a sarcastic and obnoxious way.

    People can get quite upset about it if you do.

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  16. 32
    Mark Menzies says:

    Because I am gay everyone is gay and anyone who questions homosexuality is in fact really, really gay.

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    • 51
      Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

      A most valid post,thank you Mark.

      Bumsex is really the issue on the majority of the electorate’s lips.

      Whenever I go canvassing door to door I am greeted with a warm handshake and Bumsex.

      Makes be glad to be a Tory,

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    • 56
      The Left, especially the gay ones says:

      Actually it has been proved – everyone is gay
      and no one is English

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  17. 33
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke. I’m sure as a Solicitor he should be whiter than white too.

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  18. 35
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    I AM PREPARING FOR A NEW CAREER. INSTEAD OF FIDDLING THE FIGURES I SHALL BE TINKLING ON THE IVORIES.

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    • 38
      Anonymous says:

      what is “sigh treading” ?

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      • 57
        Jack Straww says:

        It’s the sound you hear when you grind peoples’ faces in diversity.

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        • 61
          Observant says:

          How the fleck can he read music when he can’t see a parked car?

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        • 86
          nell says:

          Nope its the sound you hear from pensioners who worked hard to save a pension and then had bullyballs and his sidekick gordon steal it, in their spell in government, before you could enjoy the fruits of your hard work!!

          And its the sound of grandparents who had to use what was left of their pension to buy private medical care for their grandchild because the NHS under burnham failed to diagnose her with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

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    • 44
      Blue Peter Goldfish says:

      Isn’t that the sort of thing you accomplish when you are 12 years old?.

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  19. 37
    EmPee says:

    Look, you plebs, mans got to earn a living don’t you know. Nurse! Where’s the Sherry?

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  20. 39
    Ol' Dennis Road says:

    That’s the same Graham Stuart who’s wife asked East Riding of Yorkshire Council workers to use thousands of pounds worth of Council tarmac to service the enormous drive-way of their family home in Beverley. The egregious waste of public money used to grant a favour to the local Tory MP was spotted, and the tarmac was torn up afterwards

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  21. 41
    Labour Greed says:

    More Labour sleaze

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  22. 42
    Graham says:

    Like the rest of the Commons shits.

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  23. 45
    Chris Bryant's sentient ANUS says:

    Just yer average Labour cu’nt doing what Labour cu’nts do

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  24. 50
    Hang all Tories says:

    More sleaze from Lab/ConLib but not a word in the MSM, too busy with a bit part UKIP actor who said a rude word about Muslims.

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  25. 53
    A spokesperson for the Conservative led coalition says:

    Russia’s interest rate rise today is equivalent to assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914; opening shot in WorldCurrencyWar (WCW).

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  26. 54
    Parliamentary Lack Of Standards Commissioner says:

    Was the red tied ugly mutt claiming the 1st class travel on expenses, a very neccessary expense of course?

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  27. 60
    A feminist told me that one says:

    “Via @courtnewsuk, asked in court about Rebekah Brooks’ letter referring to waiting for 6 years, Andy Coulson says he had a “different interpretation” of their relationship.”

    Women can fake orgasms, but men can fake entire relationships.

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    • 80
      Jolly nice chap says:

      Condoms are very useful – they allow men to fake orgasms. Equality, dontcha jus luvit?

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  28. 65
    catesby says:

    What difference does it make? Put him in a safe Labour seat and he’d still win.

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  29. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Hang on has he basically just used the incorrect email account……..technical foul.
    Angels dancing on the head of a pin surely.

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  30. 70
    East Hull Chav-Having problems with my o's and e's says:

    Errr, nurrr snerrrr!

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  31. 71
    Racist, and deranged UKIP candidate says:

    He looks foreign to me

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  32. 74
    Whack-O! says:

    Oh dear – westminster needs to set up a school for MPs because there are so many instances of ‘lessons needing to be learned”!

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    • 85
      nell says:

      The ideal black comedy conference would be gordon – talking about economic diligence , bullyballsl talking about protecting pension rights, burnham talking about protecting the lives of patients in the NHS, alicampbell talking about always telling the public the truth , bliar talking about how to deal honestly with murderous dictators without taking their bribes to lie for them and militwit of course talking about how to connect with the real working classes!!!!!

      I’d laugh if it wasn’t all so tragically sad!!

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  33. 77
    Nincompoop says:

    Dig only a tiny bit deeper on very similar lines and there’ll be more for Mr Turner to apologise for.

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  34. 79
    Tom Catesby. says:

    Another Maria Millar moment? (a.k.a. 32 seconds).

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  35. 81
    Les F says:

    Perhaps a little misguided Karl. Stick to dealing
    with legitimate casework. There’s more to life than
    Rolex and Gucci.

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  36. 83
    nell says:

    If we re gong to debate a phrase like rentagob I think we must discuss the likes of bliar, alicampbell and gordon’zero hours contract but earning a fortune from the taxpayer for doing nothing’ brown.

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  37. 84
    nell says:

    Anything associated with johnprescott, especially when it tries to big up his economic credentials is doomed to failure. The thought of prescott and economic competence makes me think of a laurel and hardy comedy. Too funny for words!!!

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  38. 88
    Mark Wouters says:

    The Neocons/tories are global “NERDTURDS”

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“Well, then he’s gonna pay on December 2nd”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

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

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

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

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

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

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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