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:


  1. 1
    Cpl Hicks says:

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


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

      He’s no Betty Boothroyd!


    • 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………


      • 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….


    • 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)?


    • 52
      Anonymous says:

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


    • 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.


  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.


    • 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) .


    • 46
      Lt Col Bill Kilgore says:

      I love the smell of napalm in the morning.


    • 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?


    • 126

      Where s Hatay ?

      Somewhere e between Hawaiii and Tahiiti ?


  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.


    • 33
      LOL says:

      and yours.


    • 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.


    • 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 .


  4. 4
    JustSayNo_toFriendsofIsrael says:

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


    • 7
      concrete pump says:



    • 8



    • 14
      Stu says:

      Fuck off scum.


      • 41
        tabblenabble03 says:

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


      • 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…


        • 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.


          • 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 ?


          • 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?


          • Cinna says:

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


        • 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.


        • 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.


          • Cpl Hicks says:

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


    • 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.


    • 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.


      • 57
        Anonymous says:

        Go away Abdul


      • 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.


  5. 9
    Fred the pensioner says:

    As I said on a previous posting earlier today:

    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.


  6. 10
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:



    • 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


    • 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


  7. 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.


  8. 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!


  9. 22

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


  10. 24

    He’s definitely a bad egg.


    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.


    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


    • 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.

      Liked by 1 person

    • 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


  11. 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.


    • 48
      Confucious the Voter says:

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


  12. 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.


    • 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


  13. 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 ??


    • 51
      Rickytshirt says:


      Liked by 1 person

    • 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.


      • 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 !!!


  14. 34
    Guy News Room says:

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


    • 100
      Flounce bounce says:

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


  15. 43

    Is the law of praemunire still on the statute book?


    • 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……..???


  16. 47
    Bercow says:

    Passes are like tax, just for little men


  17. 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.


  18. 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.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. 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!


  20. 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


    • 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’.


    • 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.


  21. 66
    Hear All See All says:

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


  22. 71
    Vote LibLabCon for Unlimited Immigration says:

    Dave still letting in 500,000 per year?


  23. 72
    Sally B says:

    The speaker has failed to satisfy me on numerous occasions.


  24. 73
  25. 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.


  26. 81
    Vote Dave? you know it makes no sense says:


  27. 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?


  28. 99
    Anonymous says:

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


  29. 103
    Wren and wrestle says:

    The suns front page today is absolutely fookin ace


  30. 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.


  31. 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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