July 7th, 2014

Margaret Hodge’s Double Standards on Abuse

It wouldn’t be a row without an unprompted contribution from Margaret, Lady Hodge, rent-a-quote extraordinaire. Today’s Morning Star reports:

‘Senior Labour MP Margaret Hodge condemned the “veil of secrecy” that has shrouded the Establishment for far too long. “Now the Establishment who thought they were always protected find actually they are subject to the same rigours of the law and that’s right”’

Could that be the very same Margaret  Hodge who was forced to apologise for branding a sex abuse victim as ‘extremely disturbed’, and was accused of failing to act on child abuse claims as leader of Islington Council. As the BBC points out:

“Mrs Hodge led Islington Council from 1982 to 1992, when it emerged that children in the council’s care had been abused. She has been accused of failing to act, despite receiving warnings – an allegation she denies”

A veil of secrecy…


  1. 1
    Vannesa says:

    He put his hand on MY leg!

    Rolf: That’s because you wrapped it round my fucking neck!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 2
    Mark says:

    She’s a wrong un, that one. Mark my words.


  3. 3
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Odious band wagon jumping harridan.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. 4
    RickB says:

    What a fucking hypocrite she is.


    • 105
      Social History of the Dark Ages says:

      Today it transpired that Theresa May is not to be allowed to send a black woman social worker back to her home country of Jamaica, after being found guilty of torturing a vulnerable person; because she had been “let down” by social workers in Haringey and Enfield Councils.
      Haringey and Enfield Councils refused to comment.
      The legacy of Liebour incompetent Margaret Hodge-Podge.


  5. 5
    Unlucky Alf says:

    That’s more like it Guido!


  6. 7
    My life already says:

    Met Police has “no plans” to increase from 7 the number of officers working on child abuse allegations


  7. 11
    Les says:

    She’s shameless and so far has escaped!


  8. 12
    Sym Pathetic says:

    Wasn’t it proven she knew and wasn’t that the reason she slandered a victim to whom she had to pay damages of about 10K which he in turn gave to charity

    Liked by 1 person

  9. 13
    Jimmy says:

    Is that the best diversion line they gave you.


  10. 16
    still walking into darkness says:

    The most evil woman in British politics. Let’s not forget whilst we’re on the subject how she used trust legislation passed whilst she was a minister to protect her family holdings and has constantly criticised legitimate tax planners endlessly.

    Turning a blind eye to child abuse which is the absolute minimum she could claim her involvement to be in Islington must be exposed indefinitely

    Liked by 1 person

    • 106
      Keith Vazeline - Liebore Guru says:

      I still love her.
      Today with our comrades in BBC I had Watson and Danzuk come out smelling of roses on the child molestation issues.
      Of course the BBC asked my what I told Danzuk in private, but we both knew I would not tell them.
      Also advising Yvonne Balls on this issue, but like her husband she always knows best.


    • 115
      The two Muppets says:

      Labour ,rotten to the core . Hodge and Harman ,disgusting individuals .


    • 116
      Mycroft says:

      The reality that they didn’t ‘turn a blind eye’… they stored the info… and then used it to better their careers.

      Vaz, Hodge, Cameron and many others knew and know what was going on and have used this as a lever.

      So you have one section of ‘pedaloes’ being blackmailed into support or acquiescent by a blackmailing ring.

      That is why it is seen as endemic in the house because their are two factions ‘involved’ in the same evil.

      It is rotten to the core, to advance yourself by covering up others that are rotten to the core in another way.

      Time also to dispel the whole ‘Historical’ element, the cover up has been active in this Parliament.

      Banning US reporter Miss Goodman from Jersey was a ‘gaff’ that will haunt this present Gov. if it becomes common currency.

      There are a dozen ‘Charles Augustus Milvertons’ in the house.


      • 122
        Old Blue Eyes says:

        You seem to be well informed. Are you an MI5 agent or just some conspiracy theorist from cloud cuckoo land?


        • 128
          Mycroft says:

          Open secret.

          Betterment isn’t gained by intellect or ability (we can all see that looking at the place) it has for a long time been due to having leverage.

          In the past the blackmail consisted of holding markers on people who were ‘gay’ but in these enlightened times the markers are on those who are Pedaloes, Insider Dealers and criminal involvement.

          This isn’t conspiracy, this is human nature.

          So, a PR main at a TV station gets wind that there is a videotape of a bit of ‘indiscretion’ by a prominent man in the HoP, an avuncular ‘big beast’… hey presto! a few years later said PR man is PM.

          You fill in the space between however you wish.

          A senior Lawyer at a Council (under investigation for similar activities) is privy to a huge amount of information… a few years later this man (largely considered incompetent for such a position) becomes head of an influential committee that can’t divert the investigation that would ruin the strength of the cards he holds.

          You fill in the space between however you wish.

          There are at least a dozen such ‘coincidences’ I could outline.

          Miss Goodman is a bit harder to get to due to the number of gagging orders regarding anything to do with Jersey that are current.

          I am wary of causing this site trouble, which I wouldn’t do out of courtesy alone, so I’ll leave you to go find.

          Don’t use Google UK edition, you’ll get only the fob-off, go Google NCR and dig a bit.

          It’s not conspiracy, the name of the beast is blackmail.


  11. 17
    selroberts says:

    In a HoP full of hypocrites, she must be in the top echelon of them.


  12. 22
    dai puzzled says:

    isn’t a a sexual abuse victim going to be ‘extremely disturbed’? – as ms hodge said

    do we expect – ‘…take each day as it comes….’ ‘ …i’ll concentrate on the league….’?

    it should have interested defence counsel just how various complaints surfaced, the personal histories of the (allegedly) abused, press connections, failed relationships, financial circumstances – did we hear much?


    • 27
      Freud says:

      Clearly she was implying that the guy was off his rocker and making it all up. Unfortunately, the truth sort of got in the way. Sociopaths aren’t good with the truth.


  13. 23
    What the Dickens !!! says:

    Hodges statement is clearly a pre emptive strike , an attempt to position herself in the publics eye as on the right side of this scandal. She is attempting to airbrush her complicity in the earlier cover up from history. She is part of the problem.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. 24
    The BBC is complicit too says:

    What is lost in all this is the actual remarks Norman made to Marr.

    He said there was an establishment cover up but he went on to say that the establishment included the press, looking Marr straight in the eye meaning that by press he included the BBC.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 53
      Colonel Mustard says:

      It is all the fault of Sir Hugh Carleton Greene for using the BBC to systematically attack the Christian values of the UK in the name of modernism. Mary Whitehouse was right …. except that she too gave an award to Jimmy Saville.


      • 139
        Rufus Stone says:

        Didn’t the BBC promote the likes of Stuart Hall, Rolf Harris & Saville – not to mention ‘kitty’?


  15. 26
    anonymouse says:

    Who was the Legal Officer at the National Council for Civil Liberties at around that time?

    We need a Public Inquiry.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 46
      Who was the 'senior Tory' eh? says:

      I would hope that one lead taken up would be the answer to the question as to who it was who accosted Simon Danczuk and attempted to deter him from making his statement in the Commons.


  16. 30
    dai puzzled says:

    is any of the interest in the elm house story rupert’s revenge?


  17. 32
    Brummie says:

    The lot will eventually come out in the wash… and sweet FA will be done.
    One rule for us plebs, another for the elite.


  18. 33
    Ohthisbloodypc says:

    “Goodness gracious me. It’s like everyone I ever slept with is here”

    As Jimmy Savile said, when he visited the morgue


  19. 34
    Sir Dando Tweakeshafte says:

    As usual, M’Lady Hodge’s pronouncement has about as much moral integrity and intellectual rigour as a dirty old man exposing himself while shouting “don’t look!”.


  20. 36
    The Beat Goes On. says:


  21. 39
    Mr Clegg says:

    You couldn’t make this up:

    Cyril Smith confessed 30 years ago to sexually abusing boys….but allowed to stay an MP



    • 86
      Go home and prepare for Govenment( cover up ) says:

      Not only did Steel ‘let him stay’ he nominated him for a knighthood. Fucking disgrace.


      • 141
        stushie says:

        Steel is in the grand tradition of Sons of the Manse All bloody self serving hypocrites. The old Reverend will be spinning in his grave at ‘Wee Davey’s ‘antics to hide his involvement.


  22. 41
    majorfrustration says:

    Are there some family tax issues here as well.


  23. 45
    Sunny Jim says:

    I bet Political Scrapbook don’t cover this story. Twats.


  24. 47
    bergen says:

    Not very often does a multi-millionairess give an exclusive to the Morning Star but the Enver Hoxha of Islington was never mainstream and it looks that irony isn’t a her strongpoint.


  25. 49
    Labour Strategy meeting says:

    I don’t see the problem with this post, as the labour party we like women in veils


  26. 56
    Herr Hitler says:

    I want to know who the ‘current Conservative member’ is.


  27. 58
    HuffPo says:


    • 112
      Dr Barnadino says:

      You could not make it up.
      Hypocrites stand in shame when comparing their record to that of this woman Hodge.


  28. 59
    Anonymous says:

    Margaret Hodge née Oppenheimer – of German extraction, born in Egypt, as British as an AK47.

    Multi-millionairess, daughter of the founder of the sixth biggest privately owned UK companies. A user of trust funds for tax avoidance.

    Hodge ignored the pleas of victims of p@edophiles who were assaulted in children’s homes in a scandal-hit council she used to run.



    • 62
      Roma Bert. says:

      I am sure that Ms. Hodge is sorry……. that her incompetent past is being raked up and placed into the media spotlight again!


      • 84
        Repeat ad infinitum says:

        As it should be. No excuse at all for it to ever be forgotten.


      • 114
        Google Information says:

        We have just had a complaint from a leading Labour politician that she wishes us to remove all her details from the time of her birth to the day before yesterday.
        We are currently not at liberty to state her name but we will be making suitable enquiries into this complaint in accordance with the ridiculous EU court judgement.


    • 100
      Cinna says:

      From the Telegraph piece:

      ” Concerns over Islington’s ability to conduct an independent investigation have intensified after it emerged that the councillor in charge of children’s social services is Mrs Hodge’s son-in-law”.

      FFS…you couldn’t make it up.


  29. 63
    Oh yes he did ! says:

    ‘Nick Clegg ignored letters from lawyers’ over Cyril Smith claims http://gu.com/p/3e56z/tw


    • 67
      Prime Minister David Cameron says:

      That’s Clegg’s a stupid bastard !


      • 82
        Nigel Farage says:

        You must be feeling pretty chipper, now the chickens are coming home to roost ,Nick?


      • 127
        Anonymous says:

        Clegg worked as one of Brittan’s aides when he was EU commissioner for trade. He was probably his handler.


  30. 65
    MEOW says:

    Will Hattie resign from Labour Front Bench while inquiries go ahead given her past links to NCCL / PIE?


  31. 68

    The shredder’s jammed AGAIN!


  32. 69
    Edward Heath says:

    Thank God you’re not talking about me.


  33. 70
    Mr Injustice Pverse says:

    The BBC and all politicians iareinnocent and my 10 page impartial report will show this.

    Pages 1-10 will be redacted however to protect the guilty!


  34. 74
    nell says:

    Well let’s hope any Inquiry Theresa May sets up includes Margaret Hodges time at Islington Council which she ran, which also covered up child abuse during her tenure, so that that also can be brought into the open.


    • 133
      Artificial Pearls, Real Swine. says:

      It can include the pedestrians on the grassy knoll, if we like because it will be another Chilcot Enquiry and will be kicked into the long grass. No hard evidence will be found and amnesia will be rife. Then, General Election excitement will take over and, you know, the public are easily bored.

      Don’t get you hopes up.


  35. 75
    Gay Dave says:

    How can politicians be subject to the Law, when they are responsible for generating the laws?

    They are above the Law


  36. 78
    Red Margaret, Kommisar of Islington says:

    The Evening Standard broke the Islington children’s home story. Hodge’s initial response

    “I am appalled by the gutter journalism which the Evening Standard has chosen to exploit”

    Of course, the Evening Standard’s story was correct.


    • 91
      Vaz in a skirt says:

      Shameless lying bitch. Can we not pass legislation to make simply being Margaret Hodge a criminal offence ?


    • 120
      Joe Public says:

      Criminal time-waster caught in serial denial of her many crimes.


  37. 79

    UK/EU: Don’t look down !

    Vote UKIP :-D


  38. 85
    Tony B.liar says:

    What about Tony B.liar’s cover ups under the pretext of security? Apparently pàedo councillors and MPs could not be named & shamed because of B.liars draconian anti terrorist laws. So Labour should get the public informed of what they knew back then.


  39. 87
    Bye Bye Mod. says:

    Pointless being here if you are modded all the time. Bye.


  40. 89
    Silly Bercow says:

    Why is the prophet, Mohammed (Peace be upon him), trending?
    *innocent face*


  41. 90
    The Beat Goes On. says:


    • 123
      Joe Public says:

      Today’s news about Islington Council’s social workers in the matter of a Jamaican social worker found guilty of torturing a vulnerable person totally destroys Clinton’s assertions.


  42. 92
    Dolphin Square Boys' Club says:

    Hodge’s husband, Sir Henry, was at the NCCL when PIE were invited to affiliate. She inherited her Barking seat from another NCCL wallah, Ro Richardson. Hodge is in it up to her neck, but is very, very well protected.


  43. 96
    The Beat Goes On. says:


  44. 99
    Anonymous says:


  45. 102
    cured lefty says:

    Hodge and her ilk are just filth!


    • 107
      Dr Death says:

      The open sewer that is Westminster gets wider and deeper by the day, the stench is almost unbearable..is there one good soul left..


  46. 121
    Big D says:

    Yes the chap who has kept on digging against all the odds and bully boy tactics , and he for goodness sake is a labour MP , but hes from the North and we dont like cover ups where we come from.
    Tebbit has got it spot on , this will have been done to protect the system that so many of them abuse , remember the expences fiasco !
    The truth is about to be uncovered and it will make that look like small change in comparison.
    Bet all the parties are wetting themselves .
    As for the witch Hodge , vile creepy creature who was glad to cast stones at the whistle blowers who knew how the council she lead was run .
    A plague on all their houses .


    • 125
      Keith Vazeline - Home Office Committee Chairman says:

      Don’t worry I have managed to both have a word with him and to guide him on how to behave from now on.


  47. 130
    Oh, really? says:

    Margaret Hodge and her PIE-tastic chums!


  48. 134
    Whippersnapper2 says:

    Is this the same Margaret (what company tax dodge) Hodge?
    I think we should be told !!!!!


  49. 138
    Two faced scum says:

    White Rhodesia was racist but apparently black Zimbabwe isn’t……….

    President Robert Mugabe has declared that no white person will be allowed to own land except for companies as stipulated in the laws of the country.

    Mugabe said Wednesday while launching the Model A1 Settlement Permit at Chipfundi Farm Lions’ Den in Mashonaland West.

    “They can own industries and companies or stay in apartments in our towns but cannot own land. We hear in some cases they are being protected by cabinet ministers and politicians within their constituencies. We will deal with that,” said Mugabe.

    “One of the major objectives of the liberation struggle was to evict the white settlers from the land since they had the option of going back to their countries of origin,” he said. – See more at: http://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-national-byo-49953.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed: Bulawayo24News (Bulawayo24 News)#sthash.mrRtJZyR.dpuf


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