June 11th, 2014

What Has the Speaker Got Against the Kennington Tandoori?

Box office advertising for Westminster’s curry house of choice at PMQs earlier, as the Speaker interrupted the PM once again, by claiming: “when you’re eating curry in Kennington Tandoori you don’t yell across the table.” As a witness to many a rowdy night south of the river, Guido is not too sure about that. A co-conspirator writes:

“Last time I went to Kennington Tandoori I saw Bercow in there on his own.”

Maybe that’s what he has against it. 


  1. 1
    Mitch says:

    Nothing? His comment was about the member’s behaviour?

  2. 2
    Diane Fatbott says:

    Bercow is a wwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyycccccciiiiiissstttt !!!

  3. 3
    Son of Leon says:

    Does Lord Brittan visit ?

  4. 4
    Will says:

    He was determined to get his gag in.

  5. 5
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  6. 6
    Sal E Bercow says:

    Me? I just drape myself naked across the table and shout “Come and get it lads, it’s hotter than vindaloo”

  7. 7
    King of Comedy says:

    Bercow is hardly going to “curry” favour with anyone if he keeps making comments like this!!!!!

    I have to admit to being “naan”-plussed by the whole thing!!!!!

    Still, it helped to “spice” up PMQs today!!!!!

    What a “Saag”a!!!!!

  8. 8
    Britishness says:

    Our Father who art in Bradford,

    Patel be thy name,

    Thy curry come,

    Thy stinging bum,

    On earth as it is in Rochdale,

    Give us this day our daily naan,

    And forgive us our smell,

    And help those that hold our smell against us,

    For thine is the prayer mat,

    The Nissan Almera,

    For ever & ever,


  9. 9
    Mark Oaten says:

    Hiya! Oh, oh, I see….

  10. 10
    Anon. says:


  11. 11
    True Brit says:

    I really loathe the smell of curry. I have often said this and been called waaacisssttt for doing so.

  12. 12
  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Bercow was a Cllr in Lambeth – Kennington is in Lambeth I think

  14. 14
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Stupid, yes.
    Running the country, no, that would be the EU.
    Do you imagine for one minute the power brokers in the Eussr and the wide global coalition would allow anyone with a modicum of intelligence and common sense to sit in the house of parliament?

  15. 15
    Labour are the nasty party says:

    I wonder how much of a backhander Bercow got for mentioning this restaurant ?

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Kennington Tandoori is a bit naff. Gandhi’s is a much classier establishment.

  17. 17

    From post number 11 article (Independent report);

    “Mirgind (male) gave himself up to police shortly after the incident and was taken to hospital by arresting police for treatment to his knee and hand, which he had sustained kicking and beating the victim.”

    As his daughter in law victim had sustained a broken wrist , a severe beating and will need to live the rest of her life with about 80 percent sight loss and nervous twitches due to his attempting to gouge her eyes out , should not sharia law apply i e the victim to decide the suitable punishment of the perpetrator ? I understand Sharia law already applies in certain no go areas of UK .

    Ten years in UK jail with bed board TV , special food and hobbies is no punishment . …. it s a joke and an insult !

    “Love for All , Hatred for None ” (??!!!)

  18. 18

    A UK prison is still better than the shit holes that they left

  19. 19
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Bercow is not fit to be Speaker. His childish comments should not be made and show disrespect for his position.

  20. 20

    Next he ll be telling us Estonia has no imminent plans to adopt the Euro.

  21. 21

    I say ( purely a hetero observation ) Dave s hair keeps looking top dollar what ?
    Presumably he still visits that eyetie barber …. you know ……. the one he made a Baron of the Realm and to whom were bequeathed vast country estates for his proficiency in the art of the ” short back and sides ”

    ( wonder if HMQ had any say in the matter ? )

  22. 22
    Tory Bare! says:

    “Last time I went to Kennington Tandoori I saw Bercow in there on his own.”

    Understandable – who’d want to share a Lamb Biriyani and a couple of Cobra Beers with him?…

  23. 23
    Spam Head says:

    Free drinks for Mr Becrow at the Kennington Tandoori for a year after that advertisement.

  24. 24
    down with medievals says:

    She’ll probably get compensation – from the British tax-payer.

  25. 25
    Milibandwagon says:

    Even I felt sorry for him.

  26. 26
    Cinna says:

    I bet he has Christmas lunch alone two. Must be difficult for him pulling his cracker.

  27. 27
    Sally B says:

    I’ve had a bite of his little chapati and it’s not much to shout about.

  28. 28
    Chief Fire Officer says:

    Better not mention this to John Major then!

  29. 29
    MB. says:

    10 years, so the sentence will be halved and some of that time will be in an open prison or on day release.

    Should have been life with no parole.

  30. 30
    Sally says:

    I was with my husband that night. While he had the Lamb Biriyani, I had all the waiters.

    I remember as both of us had sore arses the next day.

  31. 31
    D Cameron, Esq says:

    I wouldn’t spend overmuch on a curry.
    But I’d blow the family fortune…to tan Dorries.

  32. 32
    A Pedant Writes.... says:

    His actual quote mentioned yelling across the “restaurant” not across the “table”.

    Very disappointing that we can’t trust this site to correctly quote someone even with a video of what was said so close to hand!!

  33. 33
    A Thompson says:

  34. 34
    Anonymous says:

    “What Has the Speaker Got Against the Kennington Tandoori?”
    Is it the same thing that J.K. has got against self-determination for others? Could intoning “Funda Phantompremise!” be some sort of sinister incantation, also intended to get one’s own way? The problem with allowing people access to a referendum, as opposed to a paltry party political vote, is that something is actually likely to get done. Ultimately the fallback option of, wealth is my right to decide for you by interfering in and influencing an outcome, is available. Yet if such an intended bewitchment depends on the magic of money, rather than the democratic utilization of literary skills to devise and debate a killer cogent argument. Doesn’t that suggest, no truly thought-provoking counter summation exits to be presented?

  35. 35
    duty pedant says:


  36. 36
    Bella Heap says:

    Was the rebuff not actually to Ronnie Campbell MP? He dines regularly in an establishment in his constituency which he promotes for the Tiffin Cup regularly.

    Actually the grub in there is very good.

    Ronnie was involved in a bit of an altercation in said restaurant, some years ago; Google it if you’re really that interested.

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