July 28th, 2014

Top Tory: Nothing Wrong With an MP Who Assaults His Girlfriend

Seven million listeners will have heard Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 phone-in on David Ruffley this lunchtime, many in Bury St Edmunds. The discussion was most notable for the bizarre comments made by Bernard Sergeant, an important local Conservative figure. Asked if Ruffley should resign, Sergeant laughed and replied: “We do have these odd female organisations that look for equality and I think they’ve got it these days.” Pressed further by Vine on whether “you can have as a candidate a man who beats up his girlfriend”, Sergeant replies: “Well why not?”

Guido wondered if that is the official line, before he remembered there isn’t one…


  1. 1

    Tory boys, don’t forget that the Conservative Party is a monority group, too.


    • 21
      Anonymous says:

      I think you meant to write a “moronity group”?


    • 30
      BOOOORING !!! says:

      This is a monotony gripe.


    • 70
      Poodle of war says:

      There is something not right about Guido’s White Knight charge against the unpleasant Ruffley. Could it be he wants another scalp for his cv. Rather reminds me of some mercenary types putting notches on the belt for shooting pygmies in the forest.


      • 76
        Anonymous says:

        Duffey Ruffey is a Hunt. Simples as the Meercats would say.


        • 84
          Colonel Mustard says:

          Where is the sympathy for the mentally ill? Mood swings after brain damage – how many years ago? Then a suicide attempt? If we want MPs to “represent” the people at large we should not drive out the Ruffley’s and Joyces. But then we do not, do we? We want then to better than the rest of us, while we pillory them, when not making unrealistc calls for “leadership”.


    • 80
      Bernard Sge says:

      Look, the bitch was probably getting gobby so he had to slap her into silence, that’s all.

      Vote tory – we’re not all p@edos.


  2. 2
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Guido, this is hardly journalism at it’s best!


  3. 3
    Ghost of Leon says:

    What about beating their boys ?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. 4
    madasafish says:

    Tories decide they don’t want the female vote at the next GE?

    Liked by 1 person

    • 71
      Vote Tory, get unlimited immigration, HS2, EU arrest warrant, sharia law & the snoopers' charter says:

      It’s at least consistent – they’ve already decided they don’t want anyone else’s vote at the next GE.


      • 85
        Biffo says:

        ..and they certainly won’t be getting mine. I’ll be giving UKIP a chance. They’d have to work b***** hard to do any worse than the last Labour govt under Brown or the current Coalition.


    • 81
      Bernard Sge says:

      Vote tory or you’ll get a slap.


  5. 5
    Gladiatorial says:

    If Tory Women woke up, they could have Dave’s balls on a stick, roastin on an open fire…


  6. 6
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Liebore’s Fun Tax.

    Liebore’s Footy Tax.

    Liebore’s Tesco Tax.

    Vote tactically next May to avoid Liebore’s Tax Bombshell!

    Anyone but Liebore :-)


    • 34
      Viperous Old Vince says:

      The LibLab Mansion Tax :)


      • 87
        brianotridge says:

        That advert was produced in the days when The Conservative Party were real Tories, not the Social Democrats they are today.

        David Cameron is more left-wing than Tony Blair was!


  7. 7
    Birmingham Education Department. says:

    At last some sense.


  8. 8
    Sir Crispin Snatch-Cruffs says:

    I personally dont see what all the fuss is about


  9. 9
    Birmingham City Council says:

    We agree with the Tory!


  10. 10

    I understand that Olympic champion Nicola Adams will have some free time after boxing at the Commonwealth Games. Three rounds with David Ruffley, perhaps?


  11. 11
    TJ says:

    An important local figure, really? A local member who must be at least 80 and actually said that he’s a normal member not even on local committee. I’m guessing he’s at least 80 as he mentioned his late wife who he was married to for 52yrs.

    Must try harder 3/10


  12. 12
  13. 13
    John Bingham says:

    Its a fact, some women need to be put in their place



    • 79
      Fred the pensioner says:

      … especially these bloody nuisance feminazziis who are intent on interfering in everybody’s life.


  14. 14
    Dr Evil says:

    Top Tory says it’s OK to assault women. That’s pretty much what this arrogant idiot was saying. And here’s me thinking we have laws to protect people from physical attack. I do hope the voters of Bury St Edmunds cast off their fenland webbing and think before they vote at next year’s GE regarding their slimeball sitting MP.


  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Ye gods this guy makes Godfrey Bloom look normal. UKIP got rid of Bloom for far less, I’m off to UKIP.



  16. 16
    therealjimmy says:

    Nice one guido – talking orders straight from Hadley freeman and the rest now?

    How is your expose going on those many labour supporters who sympathise with communism going? Oh – you’re not doing one?

    Just trying to ingratiate yourself with the screaming banshees of feminism? Stop listening to Tory Bear – total beta male who thinks he might lose his virginity by campaigning for even more immigration.

    So someone said something a bit stupid – shock horror. Have you got in touch with laurie penny to start your twitter campaign?

    Fuck you asshole.


  17. 18
    Next UKIP MP for Bury says:

    Lovely responses. Keep them coming!


  18. 20
    Ed Miliband says:

    Vote UKIP, I am.


    • 24
      All aboard the Skylark says:

      Labour Win 2015


      • 45
        UKIP are here! says:

        Err, I think you will find UKIP will take around 20 Tory seats and prevent Labour having a majority. Once Cameron or Miliband at Number 10, Referendum sewn up. Then, UKIP’s reward will be 60 seats instead of Lib Dems and Nigel Farage Deputy PM of an independent Britain!


        • 49
          R. Youshore says:

          Dream on !!!


          • UKIP are toast! says:

            Indeed. No, what will happen in 2015 is this. Labour majority of 100 plus and then 15-20 years of proper socialism in Britain. I am looking forward to nationalisation and a purge on privileged people and all class. About time too.

            We need Harriet Harman’s pro women laws and Ed Balls’ steady hand at the Treasury as part of a socialist Europe.

            For me, having Neil Kinnock and Gordon Brown back as Ministers would be icing on the cake.

            We need to seriously make life unpleasant for those that don’t embrace socialism. That’s why I’m backing Ed all the way!


          • Lord Cashcroft says:

            But my poll says so!


          • Red Ken Lyingscum says:

            I could become Lord Livingstone and sit at the Cabinet table with Lord Len McCluserfuck. Oh, happy days !


        • 67
          UKIP-finished says:

          Half the people now realise that UKIP had taken ‘em for yet another political hay-ride, and they ain’t none too pleased. Pis*ed off with the usual suspects, people thought a new start, new chapter … instead same old troughers… again and again.


  19. 22
    hmm says:

    how much would I love this story to be about Jack Dromney
    a picture of hattie in the commons with a black eye – if carlsberg did headlines


  20. 29
    alteria motive says:

    Did Rufley support the Levinson enquiry byany chance? That would explain you attempted witch hunt. RM give you orders?


  21. 36
    Ed Miliband says:

    Does anyone have any questions they would like me to answer?


  22. 40

    What really happened:

    Vote UKIP :-D


    • 50
      Bloomers in rain-soaked Bongo Bongo Land says:

      Don’t be daft.


      • 74
        Vote Tory, get unlimited immigration, HS2, EU arrest warrant, sharia law & the snoopers' charter says:

        Voting UKIP is daft?
        Voting for the Supreme Imbecile’s faux-Tory Party and expecting it to stop being unutterably shit if it gets back in is insane.


  23. 42
    David Ruffley says:

    Yvette Cooper asked me why I kept on beating my girlfried, so I told her the truth… I’ve got a longer reach and better footwork…


  24. 43
    Eid Miliband says:

    Or indeed buggers young bpys!

    Children have far to many rights
    As the late Dr Rhodes Boyson would have said



  25. 47
    jimmy Saville says:

    I was of course a big fan of Lady T

    Keith joseph and i used to have long discussions deep into the boy


  26. 53
    Do me another says:

    Found guilty and crucified by the baying mob, such nice people we have these days pushing their own agenda’s, why hasn’t he had his day in court, if he’s done wrong or don’t human rights laws that were forced on us by Liebour, just for our own good you understand, count, don’t they apply to MPs, I realise no laws apply to the palace of criminals, but outside the sh1thole, I thought we were all equal, well some are more equal than others, I don’t know who he is , so he can shout don’t you know who I am all day.


  27. 54
    Jack the Ripper says:

    I’d wince in pain if a Christian tried to hug me.


  28. 55
    Middle Aged Muslim says:

    Schools now have Domestic Violence Prevention classes to teach girls how to stop themselves becoming victims of abuse by their partners.

    We had something similar back in my day except it was called Home Economics.


    • 73
      KnuckleDown says:

      Yeh I had metalwork, got myself a nice knuckleduster for tenbob (had to pay for metals – barstaerds)


  29. 61
    IslandiaGirl says:

    Legal if one is Gay…?


  30. 62
    One rule for them... says:

    But we all know MPs are above the law.


  31. 65
    John Bercow says:

    I’d love to be able to punch Sally in the face!


    • 72
      Vote Tory, get unlimited immigration, HS2, EU arrest warrant, sharia law & the snoopers' charter says:

      You’ll have to settle for her kneecaps.


  32. 75
    Witch hunt says:

    Following this to a logical conclusion then although he accepted a full caution in the eyes of many (mainly those on the left and feminist groups) he is still guilty and the slate will never be clean. If that’s correct then anyone who is guilty of receiving anything from a parking ticket up to multiple murder must be equally so judged. Or do the rules only apply to Tory MPs?

    I do not condone violence against people let alone women but to use this as a political football belittles those that suffer constantly and just makes those that are most vociferous look stupid


  33. 78

    You can only get away with that sort of thing if you are a rapper or something


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