August 8th, 2014

Bercow Fails to Clear Up Pass Row at Second Time of Asking

The Speaker has finally replied to Rob Wilson’s detailed questions about the probity of his pass-for-donor arrangement, and once again he is choosing his words very carefully. The question of what access Farah Sassoon has to the parliamentary estate is particularly troublesome for Bercow. He claims that “this pass has restrictions on it which are tailored to the circumstances for which the pass is required and will not activate proximity readers inside the Palace.” As anyone familiar with parliament will know, a free run from an entrance all the way through to Speaker’s House would give the passholder significant access to wider parts of the estate. 

Bercow has now had two opportunities to explain himself, and still he has failed to do so. If Farah Sassoon has no commercial relationship with Sally, why is she going around parliament telling MPs she does? How is it possible for her pass to only grant her access to Speaker’s House and not the wider parliamentary estate? And does he think it is appropriate to award special access to parliament to a woman who is funding his re-election campaign? His evasive answers hardly set an example fitting for the Speaker…

UPDATE: The Telegraph have yet more questions for Bercow:


130 Comments

  1. 1
    Cpl Hicks says:

    Has anything that this terrible little c’unt ever done been “an example fitting for a speaker?”

  2. 2
    Baroness Warsi says:

    ISIS aspires to bring Muslim-inhabited Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Hatay under its direct political control.

    High time we nuked the bastards.

  3. 3
    nell. says:

    Sadly he is not fit to be sp e a ker. First michaelmartin and now him have brought the office into complete disrepute. One can only hope his tenure is short lived.

  4. 4
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

    Friends of Israel = Enemies of UK electorate & UK national interests.

  5. 5
    concrete pump says:

    It must be cheaper to deck him out in his costume. At least 2 yards of fabric less than M.Martin’s.

  6. 6
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Scroungers, Parasites, Criminals, Layabouts & other Wasters says:

    He’s no Betty Boothroyd!

  7. 7
    concrete pump says:

    Yaawwwwwnnnn.

  8. 8
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWN says:

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  9. 9
    Fred the pensioner says:

    As I said on a previous posting earlier today:

    33
    Fred the pensioner says:
    August 8, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Time our parliamentarians got together and turfed this midget out of his chair permanently. He and his wife have brought great dishonour to his Office. It is time for some sanity and dignity to return to the HoC – and his choosing of this dodgy Australian woman merely compounds the insults to the British public.

    I have not changed my mind in the meantime. Allowing him to remain in office whilst happily taking the piss out of us and the system, without sanction, merely adds to our existing sad impression of the current bunch of useless MPs.

  10. 10
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLPPP !!!!

  11. 11
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

    Wonder how the ‘Likud Friends of UK’ are influencing Israeli policies?

    Daft statement isn’t it ?

    Yet we allow a foreign self-interest group directly influence UK politics.

    It is simply wrong.

  12. 12
    Fucking dis custard says:

    He wears Betty Boothroyd’s knickers

  13. 13
    concrete pump says:

    Yaawwwwwwwn (stretch).

    Fapfapfapfapfapfap…

    Oohh..!

    Don’t care.

  14. 14
    Stu says:

    Fuck off scum.

  15. 15
    The British establishment are cunts says:

    Stick him in the stocks so we can chuck rotten tomatoes at him.

    Oh, I forget, he won’t be able to reach…even better!

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Then why do you keep posting responses then?

  17. 17
    Not so out of touch ! says:

    Sorry it has not been British Government Policy to brutalise the natives since their valiant efforts in protecting the Empire in the Great War. Broadly speaking since this point in history the British have placed a more equal value on life regardless of Race or Creed.

    We might have some big issues with certain segments of society but we try not to brutalise them in the way you propose and is being done by many governments around the world (Some examples governments being Zimbabwe, Egypt, Syria and Israel) .

  18. 18
    Palace of P**dos says:

    “It is time for some sanity and dignity to return to the HoC”

    Ha, ha…that’s a good one!

  19. 19
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Indeed.

  20. 20
    still walking into darkness says:

    Not sure there is any protocol for a Speaker to be fired, who would do the firing?

  21. 21
    I care says:

    He’s obviously one of the chosen peoples friends, you know ‘a good little goy’ as it were.

  22. 22

    Looks like he will not be able to dodge this bullet. Hopefully he is coming to an end.

  23. 23
    Squeaker says:

    Well about this Sassoon pass….um…errr….hmmm….ahhhh….hemmm….There you have it. I have given a full and frank account of myself.

  24. 24

    He’s definitely a bad egg.

    Elsewhere:

    And the question of Mistrals: This article from M’oscow T’imes definitely does not mention C’yprus, T’artus and what the strategic implications of two modern amphibious ships could have for the balance of power in the M’ed.

    h**p://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/will-france-s-mistral-assault-warships-make-russia-a-naval-threat/503223.html

    What is omitted is just as interesting as what is included.

    Denying the second Mistral (which R’ussia openly admits it wishes to upgrade to mil spec from its current civ spec) would put back their strategic planning by at least 10 years.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  25. 25
    JDL says:

    The ‘good little goys’ are out in force today protecting the national and international interests of the chosen people, expect a porno tweet or two to divert attention.

  26. 26
    just asking says:

    If I slip Bercow a few quid and buy his wife a
    bottle of Lambrini,can I have a parliamentary
    pass please?

  27. 27
    concrete pump says:

    Because it amuses me.

    Don’t you have a ‘lecture’ to go to..?

    Let me guess…revolutionary studies at the Bob Crow College of Further Fuckwittery.

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    + 6 million (allegedly)

    You are taking some flack on here for this, so there must be something in it and I think I know why.

    Libertarianism is a J*wish construct. When you attack them it means you are attacking the very principles of predatory capitalism and Western debt based finance via central banking. It’s why they don’t like the M’uzzies as they don’t agree with Riba.

  29. 29
    majorfrustration says:

    Bercow and his various antics just about epitomise the level to which this country has fallen. Can you wonder that the voters have given up on Parliament.
    We cant all be fruit cakes – yet the great and the good think we are.

  30. 30
    Ippikin says:

    Perhaps the best solution to the problem is for Boris to break with tradition and stand for election in Buckingham.
    Not only does he gain a decent seat, but we have the opportunity to gain a decent Speaker too.
    Wins all round.

  31. 31
    Millions of Mr & Mrs Joe Public are all Voting for UKIP says:

    When is someone going to have the guts & the backbone,
    something that is clearly missing from most of the 650 members
    and refer this demented jumped up little berk who is
    full of his own self importance, to the standards committee
    & have him suspended as speaker until a full investigation
    into all aspects of what he has been up to for his own nefarious
    ends are fully looked into & reported in detail to US the VOTERS ??

  32. 32
    Vote Tory, get unlimited immigration says:

    Give me an AK47 and I’ll do it free of charge.

  33. 33
    LOL says:

    and yours.

  34. 34
    Guy News Room says:

    Celebrities, including Baroness Warsi and George Galloway, back campaign calling for Cadbury to bring back Spira bars .

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Good little Goy = useful idiot (in their terms)

    e.g. Tony Blair and Boris Johnson et al

  36. 36
    Ippikin says:

    One must never lose sight of the fact that he is actually no-ones real choice.
    Neither Conservatives, nor Labour rated him, but of course Labour ensured he was elected for no other reason than to discomfort the Tories.
    Another example of their complete disregard of anything other than an opportunity to be partisan or make trouble.

  37. 37
    Vote Tory, get unlimited immigration says:

    “Non!” I think would be the French response to that proposal. :-)

    If Cameron had any balls, he’d sink these two French ships while they sit in port. Not the first time we’ve had to do it to keep their ships out of the enemy’s hands.

    Of course, my plan does require Cameron to have a pair of balls, so there’s the fundamental flaw, right there.

  38. 38
    Sue Denim says:

    /\
    ¦
    ¦
    ¦
    ¦
    Fuckwit Alert!
    Fuckwit Alert!

  39. 39
    Nonce Watch says:

    The LibLabCon are The Friends of Israel.

    Stoopid!

  40. 40
    concrete pump says:

    Have I hit a nerve Sue..?

  41. 41
    tabblenabble03 says:

    Hello Shlomo, how’s the weather been in Gaza today?

  42. 42
    gen chaos says:

    the ‘proximity fuse’ was a valuable addition to allied gunnery in the 2nd world cup

    it knocked V1’s down and ended any hope of a late equaliser for the hun in the ardennes offensive

    a ‘proximity reader’ has an approximate (sic) ring to it mr fawkes

    carry on………

  43. 43

    Is the law of praemunire still on the statute book?

  44. 44
    Duplicitous Dave says:

    Don’t worry chaps, I shall call for a tax-payer funded inquiry into this matter sometime in the next 20 years or so.

    Chilcott! Can you be ready by, say, 2021 (and I don’t mean nearly half-past eight)?

  45. 45
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

    Exactly – and thanks for dropping your guard momentarily.

    If you are not a ‘Friend of Israel’ then you are scum…and they will harass you relentlessly if you dare criticise Israel and its military strategies.

    But, UK public has turned.
    A bit like folks getting fed up about being cowed into being ‘PC’ and not negatively commenting on uncontrolled immigration for fear of being branded racist. Now UK folks have had enough and have forced a dialogue in UK politics.

    Likewise, folks are fed up about being cowed into biting their tongue about Israel for fear of being branded anti-sem’tic. People are now openly criticising Israel – which should be the norm anyway in a free society.

    The tide of public opinion has turned, and the ‘Friends of Israel’ just don’t like it !

    And to be clear: Israel is a terrorist state, a pariah state, and it has to answer for its war crimes.

    Let the smears begin…

  46. 46
    Lt Col Bill Kilgore says:

    I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

  47. 47
    Bercow says:

    Passes are like tax, just for little men

  48. 48
    Confucious the Voter says:

    The Establishment’s Cloak of Respectability has been washed so often it is now threadbare

  49. 49
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    I think it’s high time that Blair,Bush,Campbell,Powell,Rumsfeld and Chainey were rounded up and parachuted out of the back of a military transport over Baghdad and told that “seeing as they created this bloody mess, then they can bloody well clean it up” :-)

    Obama and Cameron’s popularity ratings would reach all-time highs.

  50. 50
    'andjob chowder says:

    Hello Abdul, how’s the r@ping going today?

  51. 51
    Rickytshirt says:

    +many

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    Surely Sally has her own private backdoor entry into her condo?

  53. 53
    Obamalamadingdong says:

    True Brits recognise that Iz & Moz are both medieval tribes fighting each other in a different continent about whose sky-fairy has the biggest beard.

    and to be clear – you’re a friend of terrorists and will end up in an orange jumpsuit playing underwater breath-holding with Uncle Sam.

  54. 54
    Sue Denim says:

    That’s a sockpuppet. I shall have to pick a new moniker – or else authenticate myself with one of these profile pics.

  55. 55
    Hear All See All says:

    Never, is the answer to your question.
    His successor will be chosen by the very mps who have abused the trust of the electorate, and cynically for the wrong reasons again, just as they chose the present encumbant.

  56. 56
    ENGLAND says:

    If Israel is a terrorist state because they stand up for and protect their own, then let’s have a terrorist state here asap, please.

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    Go away Abdul

  58. 58
    Sally's back passage says:

    Surely Sally has a private backdoor entrance into her condo? One can’t expect tradesmen to tramp through parliament every time they call to service her plumbing.

  59. 59

    Britain’s oldest man, Stanley Mott, who celebrated his 112th birthday yesterday, attributed his longevity to following the progress of the Chill-cot Enquiry. “Every day these last 100 years, man and boy, it’s the first thing I looks for in the papers. I don’t know who’ll finish first -it or me!” he joked.

  60. 60
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

    And to be clear, you are a friend of a terrorist state – and you will be welcomed with open arms by US politicians.

    Can you detect any inconsistencies which a reasonable UK person might have a problem with ?

  61. 61
    rick says:

    Remind me again, who was it financed and armed ISIS?

  62. 62
    Anon & VOTING for UKIP in May 2015 GE & LE says:

    Surely the venomous creature Bliar would have quietly erased
    this from the statue book like he did with the act of treason otherwise
    all of the edicts issued by EUSSR Brussels Court, which we have obeyed
    without question, would be surely null & void ?

    Interesting, very interesting……….

    But who will clarify this important legal situation……..???

  63. 63
    Dangerous Brian says:

    But you don’t understand “They’re all in this together”.

  64. 64
    Anna says:

    I try very hard not to let my more incendiary thoughts hit my keyboard. There is no merit to expressing feelings from the shelter of a keyboard or other device that you wouldn’t express in the ‘real’ world. However I do have to say that Bercow is a berk and a disgrace to his historic office. And I would quite happily say that to his face!

  65. 65
    cheche says:

    Christians In Iraq

    Does any one know the name of a charity to which I can send money and it will go the right people

  66. 66
    Hear All See All says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/08/08/UKIP-Win-Worthing-By-Election.

    UKIP oust Lib Dem with 36.9% of the admittedly small number of voters at this council by election.

  67. 67
    Norm Normal says:

    @JustSayNo_blahblahblah “UK folks”???? What the fu*k are you? We never describe ourselves that way?

    Then you also claim to know precisely the views of 60million ‘UK folks’?

    You are smearing yourself, no aid required.

  68. 68
    Cpl Hicks says:

    Nuke ‘em from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

  69. 69
    Millions of Mr & Mrs Joe Public are all Voting for UKIP says:

    This another sound reason to make OUR VOTES really count

    by ALL VOTING UKIP & eject these 650 Parasites, Pimps & Leeches

    aka MPs from there luxury, fully Tax Payer funded, debauched

    lifestyles which will be for the good & of enormous

    benefit to OUR country……

    Lets US all make it happen !!! VOTE UKIP & take OUR country

    back from THEM !!!

  70. 70
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    Learn to read comments in the correct order of reply before posting.

  71. 71
    Vote LibLabCon for Unlimited Immigration says:

    Dave still letting in 500,000 per year?

  72. 72
    Sally B says:

    The speaker has failed to satisfy me on numerous occasions.

  73. 73
  74. 74
    Scandalous says:

    So, now that Islamic terrorists have resumed terror attacks on Israel from Gaza, will the Disasters Emergency Committee be looking your cans to prop up the failed regime… And will Greening to rescinding her decision to match all money raised with a contribution by the taxpayer.

  75. 75
    Scandalous says:

    Cans?….forfooksakes.
    CASH

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    Probably put there by one of our kosher friends.

  77. 77
    Norm Normal says:

    Point of order: they are now calling themselves ‘IS’. Not ISIS or ISIL.

    Perhaps PeaceArtists formerly known as ISIS may be appropriate until everyone is agreement?

  78. 78
    VOTE TORY, GET TURKEY says:
  79. 79
    New Labour says:

    When we get back in, we will double that figure.

  80. 80
    elliemae9 says:

    Apologies CP, colleges are out until Sept and the grokels with chelsea tractors are blocking the roads down here.
    Must be a lefty intern, jacking off/up his chances of becoming a candidate somewhere.

  81. 81
    Vote Dave? you know it makes no sense says:

  82. 82
    Parliament is a gay disco says:

    Good question. Listening to Radio 4 yesterday they had an appeal for Gaza. Apparently £50 will buy a tent. That must be some tent. Someone somewhere must be making a lot of money from ‘charity’.

  83. 83
    Paige Three Stunnah says:

    You can prop yourself up on my cans big boy!

  84. 84
    elliemae9 says:

    That reminds me, I have a can of St Ella in the fridge…ta

  85. 85
    HM Government says:

    Yes, please send it to:

    HM Revenue & Customs
    Pay As You Earn
    PO Box 1000
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE98 1WY

    Please send all you have.

  86. 86
    elliemae9 says:

    Try changing his batteries more often

  87. 87
    Salt n Vinegar says:

    Dunno, vote of no confidence from the house I guess with a suitable majority but it wont happen as Labour will keep him there and his odious wife.

  88. 88
    Friendsofthefemalebody says:

  89. 89
    Made me laugh-cheers says:

    +1

  90. 90
    Porkie Pies says:

    For leaving the scene of the accident, Ed Balls got a 900 quid fine and 5 penalty points.

    I wonder what the penalty is these days for leaving the scene of a cover up?

  91. 91
    New Labour says:

    We have Balls !

  92. 92
    Tricky Dicky says:

    It’s always the cover-up …

  93. 93
    Heightism is the new PC expression says:

    …a short ending, as it were?

  94. 94
    Hhahahahahah Labour says:

    bloody hell…Labour must be crapping hot bricks. Its one poll I know but Its not the level of this one poll its always the trend.

    Labour are so fucked, utterly, completely fucked

  95. 95
    Wot about Hot Girl Friday? says:

  96. 96
    Ed Millipanic says:

    Mike Smithson @MSmithsonPB

    CON moves into the lead with Populus online Lab 35 (-2), Con 36 (+1), LD 9 (=), UKIP 11 (-1). Usual good poll for CON on Fridays
    11:44 AM – 8 Aug 2014

  97. 97
    Cliffhanger says:

    They have not finished building yet. All they have to do is hide a big fuck off bomb somewhere on board and then dial in from the Soho or somewhere and push a couple of phone digits and then WOOMFAHH !!

    well they did on mission impossible

  98. 98
    Cliffhanger says:

    Perfect idea!

    he would have to be selected and Berk deslected though. Mind you he could stand as an Independent win , fuck Berk off and and then convert

  99. 99
    Anonymous says:

    Once again,can’t say you weren’t warned.

  100. 100
    Flounce bounce says:

    jeez….yesterday Gaza today Spira bars. What a towering midget of the political establishment Warsi really is.

  101. 101
    Dildo says:

    or yours

  102. 102
    Yehaaa says:

    do the can can

  103. 103
    Wren and wrestle says:

    The suns front page today is absolutely fookin ace

  104. 104
    Wren and wrestle says:

    try this one

    state secret see.

  105. 105
    (P)rick says:

    The BBC & The Guardian?

  106. 106
    That's what I call strategy says:

    Good spot!

    Farage is head and shoulders above CamerCleggBand.

  107. 107
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Did they say how much to buy a rocket or to buy digging tools :-)

  108. 108
    Anonymous says:

    Go away Abdul

  109. 109
    Anonymous says:

    Go away Abdul

  110. 110
    Obamalamadingdong says:

    Israel is not a terrorist state, they are threatened with “Genocide #2 – this time it’s serious”.

    If you can’t see that you’re either Moz or Moron.
    Which is it, punk?

  111. 111
    Cinna says:

    Er; ‘scuse me. What’s happened to the abuse enquiry? When does it start? Who is replacing Butler-Sloss?

  112. 112
    Cinna says:

    Naturally. It’s to allow her friends to slip in out easily.

  113. 113
    Cinna says:

    Nooo. We’ve always had great sport bombing the Iraqis. Where do think Bomber Harris learned his trade?

  114. 114
    Cinna says:

    Good to see at least the Yanks have finally recognised who IS the real threat to world peace.

  115. 115
    Cinna says:

    Probably he’s both. They’re not mutually exclusive.

  116. 116
    Cinna says:

    Not a lecture, more an internet thesis it plagiarise.

  117. 117
    just saying it the way it is says:

    “If Farah Sassoon has no commercial relationship with Sally, why is she going around parliament telling MPs she does?”

    It’s like this, Greedo –

    You go around saying you are a libertarian and not a lying Tory pretending to be fair and impartial while she goes around saying other stuff.

  118. 118
    Cinna says:

    %0 quid for tent? They’re £9.99 at Argos.

  119. 119
    Cinna says:

    The time is coming when sides will have to be taken.

  120. 120
    Cpl Hicks says:

    He’s obviously a repressed homo muz who’s pissed off he didn’t get any manlove last night .

  121. 121

    Hasn t got the legs —- or one thousandth of the authority.

  122. 122
    St Tony of Iraq says:

    and I’m the middle east peace envoy!

  123. 123

    A ” firing” squad ?

  124. 124

    I was always led to believe a ” proximity reader” was a handheld device you took with you when you trawled the bars of Westminster on the weekends prowling for duplicitous sex with a “clean” partner….

  125. 125

    SAVANNAH LONG GRASS SAYS

    I ve got that hidden safely in my nether regions. Worry not.

  126. 126

    Where s Hatay ?

    Somewhere e between Hawaiii and Tahiiti ?

  127. 127

    Leave the Squeakers “tenure” alone nell!

    It may indeed be “short lived” but even a man such as he has a right to personal privacy .

  128. 128
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Indeed – been there and batted off many an oven mantra smearing man on this site for years.

    People starting to twig now – in growing numbers by the day.

  129. 129
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    CP – someone else – rattling your cage. i likes it.

  130. 130
    Cromwells Ghost says:

    Dear Mr Speaker you got your position by default, we used to
    love your Good old days Bernard Sachs elocution speaches from
    the back bench, its a shame you turned up looking like Goodbye Mr Chips
    and Devalued the Speakers roll in Parliament, indeed now its time for fuck off
    with your Stupid wife and her Friend


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