August 1st, 2014

Speaker Probed on Sally Pal’s ‘Agent’ Boast

John Bercow will be delighted to have been given another chance to explain himself after he dodged questions about his pass-for-donor mystery. Rob Wilson has this afternoon also asked the Speaker to comment on why Farah Sassoon has been going around telling people she is Sally’s agent:

“I do note however, that you did not answer my final question fully and it would be helpful for you to do so. Therefore, in the interests of full transparency I ask again; who was consulted regarding the propriety of accepting a donation from someone who has been issued a pass?

I also note that there have been several more articles regarding the nature of your wife’s relationship with Ms Sassoon. Could you please confirm that she is not, as she has reported, your wife’s agent? Likewise could you confirm or deny whether there is any kind of commercial relationship between Ms Sassoon and your wife?”

At the very least, the Speaker sorted out security clearance for a woman funding his election campaign, who according to witnesses also claims to have some sort of commercial relationship with his wife. Let’s hope he can do a bit better with his answers next week…


79 Comments

  1. 1
    Sallee sallee says:

    Fist

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  2. 2
    Seaman passing through says:

    Say 8pm?

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  3. 3
    The British public says:

    This stinks.
    We deserve better from The Speaker.

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      Handycock from the Priory at £700 a day says:

      He is a politician like me. We are all at it that is why we go in to politics in the first place. There is nothing wrong with passes for cash just as there is nothing wrong with questions for cash nor villas in Spain for planning permissions to house immigrants. Boaz.

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      • 41
        Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Great Queen Street says:

        Jahbulon Handy. Don’t forget to tell your boys that I want a villa in Spain just like yours.

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        • 42
          EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

          The Guardian – G2 magazine front page plus pages 2 & 3 – Wednesday January 29th 1997. Pigs and masons at the trough and a ‘hole’ lot more i suspect.

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          • Ministry Of Silly Handshakes-This Converstion Never Took Place Between People Who Earn Over £100K says:

            We’re here for the Public good! Good heaven’s! Just think what kind of corruption and nepotism would result if we weren’t so sneaky in our dealings!

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    • 53
      Anonymous says:

      Well you effingwell wont get it from the present bumptious buffoon of a speaker.

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  4. 4
    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    what is the purpose of a pass ?
    presumably to stop people entering who have evil intent ?
    this Sassoon woman appears delightful to me and I am certain she is no threat to the Palace, is that what it is called ? the palace of westminster ?

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  5. 5
    Showbiz footy star celeb says:

    I have to pay my agent he doesn’t pay me

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  6. 6
    a bit thick says:

    I may well be a bit thick but can someone out there explain why an MP who is returned unopposed as Speaker needs to campaign to get elected?

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    • 8
      maybe says:

      There’s an inconvenient group of people called voters he has impress.

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    • 20
      Peter Hain says:

      Well you get sent money which you can use for other purposes. Time is money and I like to pay myself. Senders can always be relied upon to confirm that the used money was used as intended.

      PS can this be displayed on an orange background.

      PSS please send us donations.

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  7. 7
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    God willing, by 2016 Gaza will be a military base in Israel, and the Palestinians resettled in Palestine (aka Jordan).

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    • 26
      Pal says:

      Gaza is currently the worlds biggest underground city and still unentered by any westerner.

      When the sands blow Abu Dhabi will become the worlds biggest underground city.

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  8. 9
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Popcorn time…Ed M on LBC.

    http://www.lbc.co.uk/ed-miliband-live-on-lbc-94619

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  9. 10

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 15
      Dave Wisteria says:

      Just cut the fuckers gas supplies off Vladamir.

      You will be able to hear them all squawking “foul” as far away as Sydney Australia.

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    • 33
      Vote Ukip Get Labour says:

      Putin is an idiot but Farage thinks he’s great.

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      • 45
        Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

        get your tits out for Putin, that means you.

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      • 47
        Gerry says:

        I think you are all missing the point, Speaker Bercow is a thoroughly decent chap and his wife a very pleasant person indeed.

        I would have no hesitation in inviting them both around for dinner or accepting an invitation to dine with them at the Palace of Westminster.

        Please stop your infantile and vitriolic attacks on them both.

        I would also like to say that on page 139 of the Waitrose Wine, Beer and Spirits List, Free Summer/Autumn 2014 booklet available in all stores. A new addition is the Centellito Del Sur Syrah 2013 Jumila, a great value, flavour punching and quixotic red, which will surprise you with what it delivers. Alc vol: 14.5% at £7.99.

        A versatile food match, should the Bercows visit for dinner.

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        • 49
          Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

          the fruity Gewürztraminer ( german side ) goes well with fish, duck or meat

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          • Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

            and how fucking long to re-establish these vineyards after flattened by tanks, not like when the hunt rides through you vineyard and destroys 5 years works but fucking decimate and poison the land. Why would anybody in their right mind want to propose this ?
            I am concerned about my families. if somebody attacks them I will wreak vengeance but I fail to see the profit in starting war for EU expansionist theory

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          • Gerry says:

            Black Sheep Ale, from the Black Sheep Brewery, set in the Yorkshire Dales, first brewed this premium bitter in 1993. Handfuls of choice Goldings hops give it a bitter sweet, roasted coffee dimension while a generous helping of Crystal malt gives Black Sheep Ale its rich flavour and dark colour. Recommended to be served with a hearty meat pie or aubergine in black bean sauce. Alc vol: 4.4% £1.97 per bottle.

            Mr. Nigel Farage would like this one and I can accommodate him, should he be in my locality and disposed to meeting up.

            Of course as UKIP will no doubt have a few MPs post May 2015, Mr. Farage will hold the balance of power in a hung parliament and will have access to the Government Wine cellars, so I hope he will be giving some tips to Mr. Fawkes followers on the best ales to consume. Mr Bercow will no doubt be replaced by Liam Byrne MP or the enigmatic Khalid Mahmood, both from the second city.

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          • Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

            what is this second city ? Wakefield is the capital city of Yorkshire.

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          • Gerry says:

            I have it on good authority that most commentators and some misguided, spirit supporters of an extinct political party, the Library Democrats ruled by a Vince power cable, that come through to spiritualist in a state of trance, regard Birmingham, which has more public urinals than Venice, as the second city of England. Yorkshire, being as everyone knows, a Metropolitan Borough of Wales.

            But let us not lose sight of the important thing: Quoins Organic Vineyard Rose 2013 from Wiltshire, offering a light, blush-pink with cherry flavours and just a hint, mind you, of wild strawberry, Alc vol: 11% at £11.99 a bottle. But please remember do not handle heavy machinery while driving and be drink aware at all times.

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          • Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

            this vineyard in wiltshire which you mention might well be the vineyard of friends of a friend who had all their 3 years work decimated by the hunt and then offered a derisory sum for damage caused.

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        • 75
          I'm Nice, The Problem Is Everyone Else Isn't says:

          Stick that Pal! £7! That’s 7 tin’s of 9% Polski beer! Fk your ‘Culture’, you’ve sailed ours down the river. Now you want us to be some kinda’ middle-class clowns who like tapas over pizza? (BTW, have you passed a drugs test recently?-Like ALL Parliamentarians should have to)

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          • Gerry says:

            I am just an ordinary working class sort of chap and frightfully proud of my proliterian roots. Many a time I did not have two old pennies to rub together, let alone 240 to make a pound sterling.

            I do recall a time …… but that’s another story to be told over a quiet supper soirée. Chin chin.

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  10. 14
    Gerry says:

    I paid £3.60p for a prawn curry, ready meal from Sainsbury yesterday.

    35p for their own brand chocolate, 100g bar.

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    • 28
      IDS asking how much should I pay them? says:

      If you eat it before exiting that is they don’t want you to return it do you have to pay for it in full?

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      • 31
        Gerry says:

        I may have subscribed to the wrong forum, is this not the price checker reporting site?

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        • 55
          Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

          in the efnick shops
          you can buy a kilo of tiger prawns for a fiver
          and pickled mango (actually not bad )
          and also tinned banana blossom.

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          • Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

            also, which I purchased for historical reasons
            “Pickled vegetables for students”

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          • Gerry says:

            I prefer not to deal in European fangled metrified measurements. But solid, robust, dependable, tried and tested, true Imperial measurements upon which the British Empire and Accrington Stanley were built.

            So please do not tell me that you have purchased prawns in any weight other than Pounds and Ounces.

            And while I have your attention the only good thing to come out of Europe in recent decades is a rather fine Leitz Rudescher Kirchenpfad Riesling Aulese 2004 Rheingau, Germany, a rich yet delicate tipple with flavours of lemon, peach and apricot. The creamy, honeyed texture is balanced by fresh acidity that gives complexity and a refreshing mouthfeel. Alc vol: 7% £19.95 a bottle.

            Ed Miliband might enjoy this one as he digests his falling popularity in the opinion polls.

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          • Gerry says:

            Mr. Fumblefuttuck, are you related to the Devonshire Fumblefuttcks, very nice people indeed.

            They always serve a very respectable 12 year old Oloroso, as you will no doubt know if you are related to them, that this is a dark mahogany sherry, smelling deliciously of caramel, orange peel and pecan nuts, alongside aromas of baked figs. Plump sultanas and raisin bread abound on the palate, with seductive notes of toffee and treacle on the finish. Alc vol: 19% £8.69 a bottle.
            NOT recommended to be served with universal free school meals to all primary school children, courtesy of that spiffing fellow Nick Clegg.

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          • Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

            never seen the purpose of sherry tho’ I do appreciate a mature port. currently realizing why girl I knew in Dublin would always rush down to the dock when news of a Polish ship was berthing trying to snaffle a bottle of vodka. :-)

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          • Gerry says:

            Ah! The old previous, female interest of yest a year.

            You have my commiserations that she felt inclined to tally at the docks when the polish fleet came in.

            No doubt the Vodka you mention she sought was a Zubrowska Bison Grass, from Poland. The origins of this Vodka hark back to the 14th Century. It owes its name to the the aromatic grass which grows wild in Eastern Poland, where bison live in their natural habitat, a blade of which is in every bottle, imparting colour and flavour. It is a 100% grain vodka with a smooth and clean palate! with subtle notes of vanilla and almonds. Alc vol: 40% £17 per bottle.

            This anaesthetic spirit is best consumed when recalling how the last Labour Government squandered the tax payers money and almost crippled the country with debt or when recalling how Gordon Brown sold off the gold reserves just as Gold was set to soar in value.

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          • Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

            as it transpired I never did the deed with mentioned beautiful Pole as she was living with someone I had taken on as a friend and I do have my own standards of morality and fucking your mate’s girl is excluded for me.
            Annoyingly she fucked my other mate after that relationship broke up. such is life eh ?

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          • Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

            I do not know if Vodka is collectable in the way that brandy is collectable and increases in value by age. There is some artistry attempted in manufacture of bottles containing pleasurable spirit. I know about this artform because of my understanding of glass blowing techniques which I learned by practice on Murano.

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  11. 19
    Jasmine Alibhai Diarrhea says:

    This whole situation smells worse than the ganges does when the diarrhea is flowing of an evenin

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  12. 21

    “[World War I] reminds us of the consequences of aggression and self-aggrandizement, when the excessive ambitions of state leaders and political elites taking precedence over common sense. And instead of protecting the most prosperous continent of the world — Europe — plunged it into danger. It is good to remember this today.”

    [tsar vladimir of all the russias]

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    • 25
      Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

      Can’t wait for you to emigrate to ‘the most prosperous continent of the world’.

      You will love the socialist utopia there.

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    • 27
      Common sense EU style says:

      See that bear? I know let’s poke it with a fucking great stick.

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      • 29
        Jimmy says:

        Typical tory stilton eating surrender monkey.

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      • 40
        Russians are cunts says:

        Well, that bear has just shot down an airliner with 298 people on it, including 80 children.

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        • 43
          EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

          ‘The Blame Game’ is still running you nitwit.

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          • Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

            as much as it pains me to agree. there is no proof and all of a sudden everybody jumps on the russian. It is almost as if the whole thing was a CIA inspired stunt ( sorry to relatives of deceased) to create a situation.

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  13. 22
    And the BBC did'nt know! says:

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  14. 30
    Bercowed says:

    Sally is a leech and media whore. Why would anyone want to be Sally’s agent? She is an arse.

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    • 38
      Birmingham City Council Dept. for Education says:

      As we say to our children, all white western women are whores.

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  15. 35
    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    do your MPs seem a bit sleazy after polling day ?
    are there still residual sta!nes that you cannot seem to shift ?
    Buy new improved UKIP, it will remove them.

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  16. 46
    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    I’ve got my politicians mixed up. Can somebody remind me who was it that went to see Hitler and as he entered the room Hitler stood up and saluted said Heil Hitler” and non plussed politician replied by saluting back and saying ” heil |(his name). who was that ?

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  17. 48
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    BBC, bless, only just realised after 50 years

    Hi,Jimmy!

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  18. 62
    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    what is that ?
    In my whole life there has been 3 maybe 4 ( I will have to think ) women that when I touched them there was a surge of electricity flowing through the contact. I said whow, did you feel that ? she said yes she could feel that too.
    What is that ?

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  19. 63
    Anthony Fumblefuttuck MASc ( failed ) says:

    What is that ?
    do I feel possession for a child that is from my sperm more than I feel possession for a child that is of a stranger ?
    because there is no inherent value in my sperm, any actions I will take in my time, I am not a mutant that will pass on secret DNA to offspring.
    anything I have to pass into society I probably will have said already ( perhaps not) so why the big deal about family ?
    and protection of DNA ? is it perhaps a throwback ? now, as we are now I don’t think need concepts of family traits and DNA success, we are all in this together.
    love and kisses

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  20. 71
    MaryWhitehouse says:

    I expect he will make a fist of it

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  21. 72

    Hopefully this is the final straw for this guy

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  22. 73
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Agent as in an agent for an explosive kiss and tell book?

    “A wife and her Wittol husband”? That would be a riveting read.

    (For those unaware what a Wittol is, it’s a husband who doesn’t give two hoots about his wife being unfaithful to him.)

    Or agent as in an election agent for Mrs Bercow? That would be almost as interesting as the book deal!

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  23. 76
    P.C. Plod-Doing His Job says:

    OK, let’s have a (monthly) Drugs Test for everyone that enters Parliament. (Plus MP’s staff). Let’s include the Police, NHS Staff, Firemen/women and Council Staff as well! Oh? not fair? We should also have breath testing before the Voting Booths. Ain’t life grand when the REAL LIFE bites you in the ass on YOURS.

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  24. 78

    Rail Freight Intermodal Terminals is a co-business of iPort Doncaster UK. iPort Doncaster is a largest business ever UK.

    Please Visit Once
    Warehouse Doncaster | iPort, Doncaster, UK

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  25. 79
    Anonymous says:

    “do a bit better”
    We have agencies that can resell theatre and concert tickets at hugely inflated rates, in relation to face values. Might the maximum potential of this similar resource not be being fully realised?

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