April 30th, 2014

Tory Treasury Select Committee Fight

Nominations close soon today for the replacement for Andrea Leadsom on the Treasury Select Committee. Steve “Sound as a Pound” Baker is standing. The Tory whips however are said to be aiming to reward Mary Macleod for her cack-handed defence of Maria Miller. Here she is demonstrating her media skills against Kay Burley:

Macleod is an ambitious ultra-loyalist – one backbench MP told Guido “if you asked Maceold the time she would have to check with the whips before telling you the answer..” If she does stand the vote will be on Monday.


  1. 1
    Strategist says:

    Bonny and big boned.

  2. 2
    Dave says:

    24hrs to save the Nonces! Vote LibLabCon!

  3. 3
    Bandwagon says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Miliband or a Labour backbencher find a way to blame Cameron for the murder of the schoolteacher. There are no depths they won’t stoop to.

  4. 4
    Steve Miliband says:

    Did she go to Eton?

  5. 5
    Strategist's blick momma says:

    Is he a snowflake?

  6. 6
    Strategist says:

    Balls has become as big an asset to the UKIP Tory Alliance, shortly to be formed, as Ned himself. A pair of gifts.

  7. 7
    Useless. They will pay a heavy price says:

    More contempt for the public

  8. 8
    Bill Quango MP says:

    There seems to be one ‘T’ too many in gifts.

  9. 9
    Bill Quango MP says:

    One ‘f’ – not one ‘t”.
    What a spaz

  10. 10
    bystander says:

    Another arselicker in a government full of them, at least she will feel at home…

  11. 11
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    not sound as a pound, more useless as a euro

  12. 12
    Bill Quango MP says:

    One vote short of a majority

  13. 13
    Braveheart says:

    Found to have overclaimed £44,000 from the public purse (source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/conservative-mps-expenses/10746022/Maria-Miller-expenses-report-rights-and-wrongs-of-ministers-claims.html ) (and ended up repaying a small fraction of that which she admitted she have overclaimed, after friendly politicians voted to water down the sanctions required in the original report) = “all the allegations were dismissed”.
    A lot of natural Conservatives in England are going to take a deep breath and vote Labour next year. Labour incompetence can’t be that much worse than this all-pervading dishonesty.

  14. 14
    Socialism is theft says:

    This is precisely why there is an urgent need for UKIP in Westminster even if it only deals with 25% of the nation’s business.

  15. 15
    Gold Dust for Opponents says:

    That video is a gift that will just keep on giving, for Conservative Party opponents.

    It will be played again and again when/if McLeod chooses to stand as an MP again.

    And given what she says in the video, she won’t have friends in the media to help her.

    As is usual, Cameron’s cohorts haven’t thought through this “reward” at all, let alone carefully.

  16. 16
    Socialism is theft says:

    Breaking: Labour candidate suspended for being a convicted benefit fraudster.

    You were saying?

  17. 17
    illogical says:

    Wonder how many times at PMQs Miliband will accuse Dave of ‘bottling it’ [ the present day ‘in expression’, if the MSM is to be belived] when it comes to any future TV debates, as yet to be decided?
    In combination with his stutter and abysmal lack of delivery I am going for 3 gos at it —-“bottling it, bottling it, bottling it” after each other. combined with suitable party interruptions, before he finishes his sentence.
    Any takers? Guido? You’re a betting man?
    Winner sends 10 quid to ‘Help for Heroes’ to make up for the sham reverence that will be expressed on both sides in rememberence for servicemen who have lost theri lives since the last Westminster Wednesday midday debacle

  18. 18
    Braveheart says:

    Uhh … Bad timing on my part but no excuse for Miller.

  19. 19
    Ed Moribund says:

    I have a corker for PMQs.
    You know those cadburys flake bars and Crunchie and Snickers bars that were sold recently in 4 packs for just £1 !

    Well now, its still a quid, but only 3 bars!

    So I’m going to feed into my costa-livin’ crisis with ” Is the prime minister aware of the 25% !!!! increase in the poundland range of chocolate bars?”

    That’ll bring down the government!

  20. 20
    still walking into darkness says:

    so Maria was exposed as something of a crook, but because she was according to this awful bint ‘good at her job’ she should get her with her job. That’s a bit like saying Hitler should have been left to invade and conquer all of Europe as he was pretty good at it.

  21. 21
    jgm2 says:

    A lot of natural Conservatives in England are going to take a deep breath and vote Labour next year.

    I doubt that. They might abstain. Or vote UKIP but there is no way natural Tory voters will vote Labour while The Maximum Imbecile’s economic destruction is so fresh in the memory. Jeez, it’s not even been five years. It’ll need another ten or fifteen before ‘natural Conservatives’ forget the true horror of Labour’s abject incompetence.

  22. 22
    Boring bat says:

    That Jo Coburn is tedious.

  23. 23
    Paul Merton says:

    Has anyone noticed just how big an Establishment Hunt Ian Hislop is, a total mother he is. I’ve got a nice box where I keep him during the week as my gimp.

  24. 24
    Podiceps says:

    Well, possibly GIFs too. Just images, no reality.

  25. 25
    Denis the Menace says:

    I voted Monster Raving Loony once rather than vote for John Redwood, who had been most unhelpful on the two occasions I wrote to him.

  26. 26
    Spin unravelling says:

    Rewarded for defending (in the most amateurish way) the indefensible!

    One would have thought Cameron would want to draw a line on the Miller scandal.

    (And move on, as he is frequently keen to tell the electorate).

    This suggests however, that Mcleod was sent out by Cameron’s lot to act out that slanderous defence, rather than her doing her own thing — as was spun at the time.

  27. 27
    jgm2 says:

    If you say so. But I’m not in the habit of writing to my MP although I don’t doubt that he would disappoint if I did bother.

    When I lived in Fucking Scotland the Maximum Imbecile was my MP before a boundary change moved us from his malign influence.

  28. 28
    jgm2 says:

    Naaah. More likely a reward for blind loyalty. No matter how cack-handed in it’s execution.

  29. 29
    Grammar School Boy says:

    Red Ed has just said Flight Lootenant.

    War is hell Ed.

  30. 30
    The public says:

    Sounded like the sort of idiot who used to front for the Labour Parrty during the reign of terror. What is the point of having polticial parties if they are all going to have identikit talking heads?

  31. 31
    The public says:

    Scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    Please. Can we just have a general election and get rid of this tedious tribe of know-nothings?

  32. 32
    Money Saving Tip says:

    Try a 99p store.

  33. 33
    european space agency says:

    have they found the beagle ?

  34. 34
    catesby says:

    Let’s strike a blow for equality and choose a man for the job!

  35. 35
    Old Isleworthian says:

    She’s odds on to be out of a seat by next summer anyway, not least after the Miller debacle.

  36. 36
    Wotak Hunt says:

    The term thick as thieves spring to mind….talk about defending the undefendable…what an ass kisser

  37. 37
    Defender for leeching MP says:

    She is a silly cow who defends leeching MPs.

  38. 38
    Greedy Piggy MP Defender says:

    Oink! Oink!

  39. 39
    broderick crawford says:

    yeah but didn t one of your female mp s from walthamstow eat them all one afternoon and claim them on expenses … that s why there s a national shortage thus only three to a pack !

    Do your homework laddie !!!

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    she’s useless

  41. 41
    Nick Clog says:

    93% according to the HOC library

  42. 42
    Ian Hislop says:

    Enjoy your helicopter ride to Old Trafford with Deayton did you? Got another Prince Charles impression for us. You retired long ago

  43. 43
    Owen's Remedial Maths teacher says:

    Going from 4 for a quid to three for a quid is a 33% increase

    33.3p / 25p = 1.33.

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