July 9th, 2014

Another Innocent Politician Accused on Newsnight

In their defence, this one was hardly their fault. On last night’s programme, Neil Hamilton accused a former Labour MP of being into kinky sex. Neil Hamilton being Neil Hamilton, he got the wrong one, and Newsnight have now apologised:

“In a live Newsnight interview about party whips’ knowledge of MPs’ personal secrets tonight, former Tory whip Neil Hamilton referred to a former Labour MP, now dead, who he said had been known to visit “bondage and sado masochism clubs and behaved in the most outrageous way.” 

Mr Hamilton incorrectly named the MP as Allan Rogers, who is former MP for the Rhondda. Mr Hamilton says he meant to refer to another former MP, now dead. Mr Hamilton said: “I apologise unreservedly to Allan Rogers. It was an inadvertent slip of the tongue.” Newsnight also apologises to Mr Rogers.”

Whoops!


37 Comments

  1. 1
    Glyn H says:

    Mr Marrs late father in law?

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  2. 2
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul says:

    He needs a good slap for that one.

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  3. 3
    hamilton is a clown says:

    Wonder if this new inquiry will investigate if Thatcher was ever told anything of her good friend, Mr J Saville?

    I am guessing that it will be another whitewash and senior politicians (of all parties, it can’t just be a Tory thing) will get away it again.

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  4. 4
    All guilty says:

    Innocent politician? Bwahahahahaha!!!

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  5. 5

    Nothing to do with me.

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  6. 6
    Hodge the Dodge says:

    We need to demonstrate in Whitehall until the buggers (& I mean buggers) are flushed out of their cesspit otherwise known as Parliament

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  7. 7
    i want to know says:

    So which Labour politician was it then?

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  8. 9
    Hmmmmmmmm says:

    ‘Innocent Politician’ is that an oxymoron?

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    • 17
      Ippikin says:

      Plenty of Moron, not so sure about the Oxy – isn’t that supposed to be some wonderful whiter than white cleaning product?

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  9. 11
    Sue says:

    More NewsShite!

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  10. 13
    Stonewaller says:

    He probably meant Allan Roberts, MP for Bootle and one of the leaders of the early campaign for gay rights back in the days before Stonewall (the riot, in 1968, not the more recent campaign group of Blairite origin). I suspect the usual lazy conflation of “gay and “pervert” is at work here…. a conflation not to anyone’s credit. “Behaving outrageously” means, I take it, “not being appropriately ashamed of being gay and making the outrageous assumption that he’s as good as me, a married man.”

    I appreciate that gay-tolerant comments here are a waste of time, but one must try….

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    • 26
      Ghost of Leon says:

      That seems to be the one, why didn’t he mention Greville Janner ?

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    • 32
      Anonymous says:

      I wish someone like Guido would label these perverts with another word instead of Gay. It appears that most of them are devious rather than gay.

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      • 34
        Serious Answer says:

        if it’s same sex abuse it should be called out as such. Gay ped o ph ilia it is. If a dis proportionate amount of ped o p ilia is of this type then it should be called out and challenged. Anything less would be a cover up.

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      • 37
        Mastertwitch says:

        Gay ? They’re not even happy.

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  11. 20
    pissed off voter says:

    I hear the man who gave his full backing to Coulson is now giving his full backing to Baroness Butler-Sloss.

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  12. 21
    Neil Hamilton says:

    Yes, I’m very sorry for my inadvertent slip of the tongue on live TV. I didn’t realise until I left the set that I had said ‘Allan Rogers’ when I meant ‘Allan Roberts’.

    Allan Rogers was a very decent MP and we were good friends despite being political opponents. Anyone who knows Allan would realise that I could not have been referrring to him – for a start, I said that the Labour MP concerned was now dead. More importantly, Allan Rogers has an impeccable reputation and I deeply regret any embarrassment my unintentional slip may have caused.

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    • 27
      Mach says:

      Nah, he probably likes the fact that someone can remember him, because I bloody can’t.

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  13. 23
    jimbo says:

    As long as we all talk about anything but the Tory paedos eh Guides ;)

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  14. 24
    Anonymous says:

    In 1981, Labour MP Allan Roberts visited Berlin’s Buddy Club. A witness claims Allan was approached by a man clad in an SS uniform. “Name,” he demanded. “Allan,” said Allan. “Nein,” said the German. “It is Rover.” He then attached a lead to Allen’s studded dog collar and whipped him before a baying crowd.

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    • 31
      MOT failure says:

      “Name,” he demanded. “Allan,” said Allan. “Nein,” said the German. “It is Rover.”

      So his prop shaft would have gone before too long and he’s have needed a lot of interference between services.

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  15. 28
    Catherine says:

    Allan is actually my dad who is a decent man and was absolutely horrified to be talked about in this way but in fairness Neil has duly apologised.

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