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…


142 Comments

  1. 1
    Vannesa says:

    He put his hand on MY leg!

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

  2. 2
    Mark says:

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

  3. 3
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Odious band wagon jumping harridan.

  4. 4
    RickB says:

    What a fucking hypocrite she is.

  5. 5
    Unlucky Alf says:

    That’s more like it Guido!

  6. 6
    Monty Django's Flying Circus says:

    There’s a lot of them in Westminster!

  7. 7
    My life already says:

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

  8. 8
    Mitch says:

    Agreed. The least she could do is keep out of it.

  9. 9
    What did she expect? says:

  10. 10
    Met Police says:

    Delays don’t create themselves, you know.

  11. 11
    Les says:

    She’s shameless and so far has escaped!

  12. 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

  13. 13
    Jimmy says:

    Is that the best diversion line they gave you.

  14. 14
    Vannesa says:

    You misogynist male chauvinist pig!

    Rolf :FUCK OFF you fat twat. Put the kettle on!

  15. 15
    Mitch says:

    It’s a bit late for diversions, James.

  16. 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

  17. 17
    selroberts says:

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

  18. 18
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    And I bet they are all Pilgrims.

  19. 19
    Unlucky Alf says:

    No the diversion is the Labour MP nonce the MSM are now talking about you cuunt.

  20. 20
    Truthspeaker says:

    The usual Liebour double standards.

    Don’t do what I do, DO WHAT I SAY!

    They are unfit for public office at any level.

  21. 21
    Vannesa says:

    I demand to be taken seriously!

    Rolf Lose weight and then we’ll listen!

  22. 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?

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 25
    Davide Attenburgh says:

    Vanessa Felch… Another genetic horror story!

  26. 26
    anonymouse says:

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

    We need a Public Inquiry.

  27. 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.

  28. 28
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    The Euston Manifesto. How very apt

    “The train now departing is the 2015 to socialist oblivion”

  29. 29
    Specsavers ad agency says:

    We have an idea.

  30. 30
    dai puzzled says:

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

  31. 31
    If you wrestle with pigs you get dirty says:

    As if he would?!?

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. 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!”.

  35. 35
    i think says:

    Celebrities who kept quiet about fellow celebrities
    perverted predelictions have inadvertantly helped
    in the cover-up.

  36. 36
    The Beat Goes On. says:

  37. 37
    Vanoissa says:

    You forgot to say fat and joo.

  38. 38
    Harriet says:

    That’s me, surely?

  39. 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

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/10796546/Cyril-Smith-admitted-spanking-and-touching-boys-but-I-let-him-stay-says-Lord-Steel.html

  40. 40
    Pure as the driven slush says:

    Has she contacted Googal about wanting to have herself airbrushed?

  41. 41
    majorfrustration says:

    Are there some family tax issues here as well.

  42. 42
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Scroungers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

    This is the tip of the iceberg, there must be a many names yet to surface.

  43. 43
    Syril Smyth says:

    It’s all noncesense.

  44. 44
    Filthy Showbizzzz says:

  45. 45
    Sunny Jim says:

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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 48
    Diversion is it? says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2681827/Labour-Lords-sex-attacks-12-children-Horrific-allegations-include-rape-sexual-assaults.html

    A Labour peer is being investigated by police after 12 men made allegations of historical child abuse against him.

    Sources close to the investigation last night said that the ‘horrific’ allegations include rape and serious sexual assault.

    It is understood the alleged abuse took place over several decades.

  49. 49
    Labour Strategy meeting says:

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

  50. 50
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Scroungers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

    They have always been unfit for office, just look back at every time they were in power and the mess they left. A socialist is corrupt because their ideology is corrupt.

  51. 51
    Amanda Prattel says:

    Would you count me as a celebrity?

  52. 52
    Esther Rankzen says:

    Don’t be ridiculous.

  53. 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.

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Scum like you are part of the problem. Always viewing everything down party lines and showing how out of touch you are.

    The blowback from this scandal will hit all three parties, and there’s nothing you or the cretins that support the other two can do about it.

    Fuck off and die you piece of shit.

  55. 55
    P.I.E. says:

    I’ll get my mate Peter Foyle to sort you out.

  56. 56
    Herr Hitler says:

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

  57. 57
    Filthy Showbizzzz says:

  58. 58
    HuffPo says:

  59. 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.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/10747257/Margaret-Hodge-sorry-as-council-she-led-told-to-investigate-Savile-abuse-allegations.html

  60. 60
    Roma Bert. says:

    Is her nose getting bigger?

  61. 61
    Anonymous Coward says:

    According to Wikipedia Keith Vaz was a Senior Solicitor at Islington Council during 1985. Hodge was his boss? Vaz now chairs the Home Affairs Select Committee. If Islington Council is being discussed, then surely there is a conflict of interests on the part of Vaz?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Vaz

  62. 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!

  63. 63
    Oh yes he did ! says:

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

  64. 64
    Ed Ballsac says:

    Well done Jimmy. Made yourself look like an utter c’unt again.

  65. 65
    MEOW says:

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

  66. 66
    Cardinal Biggles says:

    Brass Eye, ahead of its time :

  67. 67
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    That’s Clegg’s a stupid bastard !

  68. 68

    The shredder’s jammed AGAIN!

  69. 69
    Edward Heath says:

    Thank God you’re not talking about me.

  70. 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!

  71. 71

    He called her a cow! Send Delta Force K round to his house immediately! And get those seven officers back from timewasting child-abuse investigations!

  72. 72
    Rofl Harris says:

    Q: What’s the best thing about twenty-nine year olds?

    A: There’s twenty of them.

  73. 73
    Tony Blair says:

    Let me show you how to use it. I do have some experience.

  74. 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.

  75. 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

  76. 76
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Say or do something with serious meaning or intent then you vacuous blode dim-wit.

  77. 77
    The Royale Family says:

    And us

  78. 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.

  79. 79

    UK/EU: Don’t look down !

    Vote UKIP :-D

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    A lot of them Monty? The place is full to overflowing with them.

  81. 81
    Slymebawl Vazz says:

    We don’t let little matters like conflicts of interest worry us.

  82. 82
    Nigel Farage says:

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

  83. 83
    Passport to Pimlico says:

    With his history the fact that Vaz chairs any committee on any matter is a joke of the highest order.

  84. 84
    Repeat ad infinitum says:

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

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 87
    Bye Bye Mod. says:

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

  88. 88
    Dorkass says:

    Would that be like British marxists who kept quiet about Stalin’s purges and gulags helping cover them up?

  89. 89
    Silly Bercow says:

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

  90. 90
    The Beat Goes On. says:

  91. 91
    Vaz in a skirt says:

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

  92. 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.

  93. 93
    Dangerous Brian says:

    Had a look at Elm House on the interweb over the weekend.
    A certain tennis loving singleton and national treasure gets quite an honourable mention.
    Any truth in it do you think?

  94. 94
    Cinna says:

    Perhaps it’s because people clearly identified that she was climbing on the bandwagon. It’s people like here that demean the real victims.

  95. 95
    Cinna says:

    Is she picking her nose in that pic? Disgusting woman.

  96. 96
    The Beat Goes On. says:

  97. 97
    Cinna says:

    Yes, there’s a whole new meaning for the verb “to google”.

  98. 98
    Dangerous Brian says:

    One of the chosen people?

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

  100. 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.

  101. 101
    Cinna says:

    You need to empty it. It’s still full Bliars expense claims.

  102. 102
    cured lefty says:

    Hodge and her ilk are just filth!

  103. 103
    Sue Barker (aka The Beard) says:

    Definitely.

  104. 104
    táxpáyér says:

    Vaz should chair the fracking committee he’s an expert on oil extraction…

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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..

  108. 108
    Just Saying. says:

    Try “Ungoogle”

  109. 109
    Keith Vazeline - Home Office Committee Chairman says:

    I am his sold advisor.

  110. 110
    Heinrich (Mr. to you) Himmler says:

    Ve haf vays of making YOU talk.

  111. 111
    dai puzzled says:

    you’re right – sometimes its their saving disgrace

  112. 112
    Dr Barnadino says:

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

  113. 113
    The two Muppets says:

    Is there any connection between Harman and Hodge ,
    and the NCCL /PIE ? Just asking .

  114. 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.

  115. 115
    The two Muppets says:

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

  116. 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.

  117. 117
    Hodge Podge - I am rich I am says:

    NO.

  118. 118
    Hattie Harperson - you know where to find me. says:

    NO.

  119. 119
    jack dromey - I wear the skirt in our house says:

    NO – we need the income to live like champagne socialists.

  120. 120
    Joe Public says:

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

  121. 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 .

  122. 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?

  123. 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.

  124. 124
    David Davis says:

    I am still here, but the smell is getting decidedly ranker.

  125. 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.

  126. 126
    Bindy says:

    Would a cheque be of any use to you by any chances…….you fat twat?

  127. 127
    Anonymous says:

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

  128. 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.

  129. 129
    Anonymous says:

    Hello Kitty !

  130. 130
    Oh, really? says:

    Margaret Hodge and her PIE-tastic chums!

  131. 131
    Morbid Pensioner says:

    Missing dossiers and “lost” evidence would be like gold to the Met. Knowing they can block enquiries into Met activities and force their will on Government by blackmail they will drag their feet as long as they can.

    Another Chilcot “enquiry”, perhaps?

  132. 132
    Morbid Pensioner says:

    If it ever surfaces. All the apparatus to frustrate any investigation is in Government’s hands and they can claim that it is not in the public interest to bring Parliament into disrepute. They have done it before.

    The Lib Dems would certainly not want to risk any enquiry pertaining to sex scandal, would they?

  133. 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.

  134. 134
    Whippersnapper2 says:

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

  135. 135

    Not sure whether Mrs Stemcor is trying to pick her nose or her teeth in that foto.

  136. 136
    Handycock whipping it out and a host of othet MPs and ex MPs says:

    Well said Cyril. Boaz.

  137. 137
    Frank Beck says:

    Look me up

  138. 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

  139. 139
    Rufus Stone says:

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

  140. 140
    Clear dive free kick says:

    Attempt at pre-emption

  141. 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.

  142. 142

    What a self publicizing moose.a disgusting woman who couldn’t get laid in a Bombay brothel


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