July 24th, 2014

Ruffley Referred to Chief Whip
Gove Met With “A Number” of Complainants This Week

The Tories have finally moved away from their original line that the David Ruffley “issue was dealt with at the time by the police”, which had held from when news of his assault on a woman broke last month. This afternoon a CCHQ spokesperson tells Guido:

“The matter has been referred to the Chief Whip.”

As local concerns about Ruffley remaining as an MP spread to the central party, Michael Gove faces his first major test…

UPDATE: Guido sources say Chief Whip Michael Gove had several meetings with “a number” of complainants against Ruffley this week.


  1. 1
    Nick Clegg says:


  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

  3. 3
    Birmingham City Council Deptartment for Education says:

    As we teach our children, beating your woman is permitted by almighty Allah.

  4. 4
    Cameron's Lack of Judegment says:

    Cameron is a clueless twat – how can it possibly be acceptable to have a wife beater in a position of responsibility.

    It’s enough to make you vote UKIP.

  5. 5
    Fat Pang says:


  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Knives are now out at National level making it easier for his local Association to dump him. He is an electoral liability and damaged goods so can now be cast adrift and disowned.

  7. 7
    Moment of the Week says:

    The war criminal ignores the questions and surrounds himself with guards and some grinning whore.

  8. 8
    nowotimeen says:

    Ruffley by name
    Roughly by nature

  9. 9
    The public says:

    Crosshairs being affixed to photo.

    Guido is about to blow away some MP we’ve never heard of.

  10. 10
    nowotimeen says:

    I hope I’m not paying for those posho minders.

  11. 11
    War Crimes says:

    The Hague is this way —–>>>

  12. 12
    Ed Moribund says:

    How did my football tax go down with the key left leaning, female, under 30 , 1 child but planning another, Bc1 demographic?

    Alclerod we shall lose 2.45% of the male C2s as most vote for us anyway, whatever we do.

    I think it’s a 0.45% overall gain which equals 1 marginal seat on a 14% swing to labour.

    My 29% vote sun strategy is working

  13. 13
    Tud says:

    Better than just blowing an MP.

  14. 14
    Brian J. says:

    “Putting the stick about,” indeed. This is an improvement for Gove, but then after almost missing a vote by being stuck in a toilet, that wouldn’t be hard.

  15. 15
    D Ruffley says:

    Fuck ‘em

  16. 16

    Singing sweetly, but still not honestly…

    Vote UKIP :-D

  17. 17
    Ed Ballls says:

    Oooh oooh my brain hurts

  18. 18

    Cui bono ? ;-)

    Vote UKIP :-D

  19. 19
    RomaBert... says:

    Chop off ‘is knob, the knob!

  20. 20
    Does Ruffley have a dog? says:

  21. 21

    Is Gove the right man to sort it?

  22. 22
    RomaBert... says:

    Yes, but only as a last resort..

  23. 23
    The last Bastion says:

    It isn’t as if you’re at the forefront of political honesty Guido, not a single mention on this blog that the Solicitors where George Galloway has his constituancy office, and who bankrolled his election campaign in Bradford are under investigation for money laundering.

  24. 24
    The Cone of Shame says:

    There isn’t a position in public life (music,sport,media,politics or showbiz) that hasn’t got a queue a mile long of people willing and able to fill it.
    So why do we tolerate any fucking around at all from those who hold those positions when we have so much choice?
    Stick on the cone of shame then kick him out.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    NSA surveillance controversy centered on U.S. fear that Europe’s economic powerhouse Germany will dump the dollar


  26. 26
    Owen Jones says:

    I told you so

    Russian Boomerang Hits UK, Oligarchs Shift Assets From London http://tinyurl.com/o2wnyox

  27. 27
    david says:

    So what you ‘ere for?

    Slapping a tart, bleeding ‘ell! you couldn’t go round a give Morgan a slap as well, pinched me bleeding job she did, while yer at it, go and give one to that Truss bint for Owen.

  28. 28
    Tory Bare! says:

    Unfortunate timing for Ruffley, what with a new Chief Whip needing to ‘earn his spurs’ on his first challenge in his new job. I suspect Ruffley is ‘Toast’.

    On a separate issue, UKIP and their new best friends the Countryside Alliance are already on manoeuvers next door in the South Suffolk constituency following Tim Yeo’s impending departure. Might UKIP be looking at a ‘Double Whammy’ in Suffolk and take both South Suffolk and Bury St. Edmunds in the General Election?…

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    It’s Time For The BRICS To Act To Counter US Destabilization Efforts


  30. 30
    UKIP Chairman in a Suffolk Shire Town says:


  31. 31
    Taxfodder says:

    Funny how there seems to be such striking similarity between the conservative MP David Ruffley and the general plight of Conservative party as a whole.

    Both frantically kicking and screaming towards an inevitable rejection by their respective majorities in a closing window of opportunity just like poor old Micawber for something, anything to turn their fortunes, the very real possibility of being booted out into the chilly blast of real life, a powerful reason indeed for any entrenched MP to keep their head down and pray.

    Sadly prayers and regrets won’t make muster, the die is cast too late to change a thing a “Donkey is a Donkey” and never the glittering Purebred Racehorse you liked to picture in your glossy brochure.

    Trains, Expenses and giving your sweetheart a dammed good thrashing will do for Mr Ruffely and for Mr Cameron incompetent bungling and ham fisted PR smoke and mirrors about your real intentions concerning the EU to a fed up and unconvinced electorate will see them both off before too long.

    Its just like the old movies, you know the ending it’s only the actors that are the last to know…..

  32. 32
    David "Tyson" Ruffley says:

    Discussing gender issues with an ethnicaly diverse constituent

  33. 33
    the Black Pudding says:

  34. 34
    David "Tyson" Ruffley says:

    he kicks the cat instead

  35. 35
    MSM4 says:

    Yes we are, I would rather chip in for a bottle of good brandy and a service revolver

  36. 36
    David "Tyson" Ruffley says:

    thicko copper cant even work a lift

    lets hope that they are equally clumsy at close protection

    ” Mr Blair, please ben whilst i light this fuse ,inshallah”

  37. 37
    rick says:

    The main charge against the Naz1s at the Nuremberg war crimes trial:

    “…..the planning and waging of a war of aggression..”

    Seems it no longer matters, today.

  38. 38
    Lady Garden says:

    Who gives a toss and let LabourLost furnish you with your socialist wet dreams

  39. 39
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul the Awesome says:

    Wish they’d shift Chelsea Football Club to fucking Moscow.

  40. 40
    M­a­­q­b­o­­ul the Awesome says:

    Not a single mention …. except for your single mention.

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

  42. 42
    The Growler says:

    Has he got those goons for the rest of his life?

  43. 43
    Bumservative Partaay says:

    That Blair really is a wretched piece of shit. Do they have gallows in The Hague?

  44. 44
    Gordon McBreath says:

    Sarah is always begging me to stroke her pussy.

    But we haven’t even got a cat!

    Stupid woman-female person.

  45. 45
    Bumservative Partaay says:

    Some dog related pun.

  46. 46
    Ed Moribund says:

    I’ve just seem that Planet of the Apes 2.

    Makes you think, doesn’t it.

    it made me think about a global monkey tax!
    Vote labour.

  47. 47
    Bumservative Partaay says:

    Do you want him to drive a tractor up your Volga estuary?

  48. 48
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    And Labour sleepers who would otherwise be unemployable.

  49. 49
    Vlad the Invader says:

    Another plane missing. in Sandland this time.

    Going to accuse me of this one, eh? EU running dogs of imperialist, capitalist, monarchist, colonialist empires, eh?

    THE USA shot this one down..erm…and the other one..yes…they shot down both..with stealth fighters that do not appear on radar.

  50. 50
    The Growler says:

    Do you think Ruffers might land him one as well?

  51. 51

    Vote UKIP :-D

  52. 52

    I thought the was Eastend.

  53. 53
    The Growler says:

    Like all leaders the Con. leadership choose people like themselves they recognise all their assets but unfortunately they cannot see any liabilities they may have, so when things happen they are at a total loss.

  54. 54
    The Growler says:

    Tha stands a chance Teddy

  55. 55
    Realist says:

    About time the dollar failed.

  56. 56
    mraemiller says:

    One rule for David “admits it” Ruffley another for Andrew “never charged” Pelling?

  57. 57
    Ali G says:

    You sucked off a horse!

  58. 58
    As a Rule Of Thumb says:

    Oh dear me, how time moves on for some, but not for others….

  59. 59
    Bonar Law says:

    No, Guido, NOT “a CCHQ spokesperson”. You mean, “a CCHQ spokesman” – the grammatically correct generic term. “Spokesperson” is achingly, preciously right-on and politically correct.

  60. 60
    ... says:

    Chewish law:

    Sanhedrin 54b . “A Chew may have sex with a child as long as the child is less than nine years old. ”

    Kethuboth 11b . “When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing.”

  61. 61
    Don't arrest me! I'm administering First Aid! says:

    “David Ruffley was elected as the Conservative MP for the Bury St Edmunds constituency with 27,899″. Are you telling me that the ENTIRE electorate of Bury (wherever that is, somewhere up North and not worth worrying about obviously) don’t know who he is? Or is he just some parachuted-in Party tool like most of Labour are? I can dig your Westminster attitude! Coolio! We’re having an ‘Elected, but I’m a fucking nobody’ Party next week! You’re not invited.

  62. 62
    Civil and Public Service Institute (-tions) says:

    NO! Because once were in we ARE the domineering force! Fuck Elections and ‘Supply and Demand’! If we don’t like our Jobs then we go on Strike! We’re not like the rest of you Gimps that have to ‘find another job!’. Fucking hell! Just what planet are you on!?

  63. 63
    21st Century Politics says:

    Let’s hope they’ve not detected our Party Funding yet!

  64. 64
    I'm offended, I just don't know what about yet! says:

  65. 65
    inside out says:

    Yes.All former Prime Ministers have two Special Branch minders,high profile like Blair might have more.They also have armed 24/7 police outside their homes.Even Nick Clegg has Special Branch drivers and minders and his family are also protected,and his home has same 24/7 armed police.You could probable get reduction in your house insurance on strength of that,living in close proximity.

  66. 66


    No Sugarwalls . I think you ll find that was me.

  67. 67

    Gorgeous Georgie Porgie has a new washing machine .

    It washes , dries and launders.

  68. 68

    What a Blairite disdainful facial expression do they teach that at Fettes or Fallujah?
    If we didn t know better we d all believe he had developed a temporary spell of deaf mute syndrome when that question was posed.

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    special branch no longer exists

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