August 8th, 2014

LibDem Losers in the Lords

Hats off to the LibDems for managing to choose the six most boring people they could find to go to the Lords today. The only really interesting thing about them is that they are perennial losers – five of the six tried to become MPs and failed. First, Barbara Janke failed to be elected as the Lib Dem candidate for Surbiton in 1992. Then Chris Fox failed in Windsor in 1997. Kath Pinnock lost in Batley & Spen in 1997 and 2001, and Paul Scriven got beaten in Sheffield Central in 2010. Poor old Julie Smith tried to become the candidate for Cambridge in 2010, but didn’t even get selected. Rejected by the voters, the only hope these failed politicians ever had of making it to Westminster was in the Lords…


  1. 1
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Nicks latest recipe is “Croc du merde”

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    Charles Kennedy says:


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    jules says:

    you’d think they’d boycott the Lords after throwing their toys out of the pram when they didn’t get their own way over reform…..but that would be principled

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    Ghost of Mossad says:


  5. 5
    Cynic says:

    Well we have to do something if the voters are so stupid they don’t recognize quality when they see it

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    Anonymous says:

    At least with the old system it was mostly one out – one in

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    Death to all Fanatics!! says:

    They qualify for a Peerage? How exactly?

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    MaryWhitehouse says:

    We dont need anymore lords ffs its now become embarassing

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    Norm Normal says:

    Kath Pinnock’s record in Kirklees speaks for itself. She is the kind of well meaning, pie in the sky, politically correct, leftard we all love to hate.

    I cannot believe that after being firmly rejected twice by the electorate, this person will have influence over future legislation.

    I would rather have rewards for donors than idiots like this who treat politics as a quasi religious experiment in social engineering where doing the correct and logical is overruled by ideology.

    The LibDems can’t help but be a menace.

  10. 10
    In denial says:

    These candidates have one attribute you do not have Guido, and that’s that they’ve been elected!

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    Warrior says:

    You might enjoy this satire of George Galloway’s new comments

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    Former Insider says:

    I was relatively happy with the old arrangement where the lords was filled with hereditary peers.
    I wouldn’t say it was fair but neither is this bollocks.
    And at least with the hereditary peers most were independent from party politics and had a stake in Britain’s past so would have a genuine concern for its future.

    Blair’s plan of turning the Lords into the house of ill repute has done its job.
    Nowadays we all want to see the lords abolished not just the usual left wing head bangers.
    Give that C*nt a cigar.

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    Cpl Hicks says:

    They were elected by people who shouldn’t be allowed to vote. Democracy is highly overrated and often ruined by those to stupid to think of the consequences. Just look at the mess all those fuckwits who voted labour have left us in.

    I believe anyone who voted for Tony Blair should never be allowed to vote again.

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    Anonymous says:

    From this morning:

    Jeremy Browne ‏@JeremyBrowneMP 1m
    Tories tipped for peerages are the PM’s opinion pollster, a politician who just lost an election and a massive Tory donor. It’s outrageous.

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    And says:

    I’m surely tired of his usual; crock of shit.

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    Laugh now as later on the smiles could be tears says:

    Seems the losers are the winners in the £300 a day lottery, they have nothing to prove and a £300 a day increase a day bank balance, nice life if you can get it.

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    The Growler says:

    Come Mr Nicholas wot about a little smile

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    In my experience says:

    Kath Pinnock knows nothing about a lot, and a lot about nothing imho.
    A born LibDem.

  19. 19
    The Establishment Rules OK says:

    Isis is a Sunni muslim group.

    Most UK muslims are Sunni.

    A black ISIS flag flaps above an East London estate.

    Happy days.

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    Pookie snackumberger says:

    Here’s how:

    Vote UKIP

  21. 21
    Shooty* says:

    Are you being racist?

    FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL the enrichment.

  22. 22
    George Galloway says:

    Israel is to consider the option of capturing the entire Gaza Strip region as Hamas fighters resume rocket attacks following the end of the 72-hour humanitarian

    About bloody time as well !!

  23. 23
    Tom Mein says:

    Why not send them to where all socialist losers go, the EU, where they will feel right at home

  24. 24

    The US are bombing near Mosul with 500lb bombs from F-18’s.

    The losers who put that flag up in East London should take note of that, and perhaps look in mirror and at their little book of toilet-tissue lies and see what contemptible defeat looks like.

    Why anyone in the UK still employs these losers is a mystery.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    Have they starting building tunnels to Stamford hill yet ?

  26. 26
    Taxpayer says:

    How fantastic to have more pointless nobodies on the public payroll. Please raise my taxes to even more ludicrous levels in order that I may enjoy the satisfaction of working my proverbials off in order that these highly talented individuals may enjoy the fruits of my labour.

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    Anonymous says:

    How typical of the Lib Dems.
    Always rewarding failure

  28. 28
    ancientpopeye says:

    More Lib/Dem losers, what does that make it 810 in the Lords now?
    Whatever, far too many, sack at least half of them.

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    Stop the War Coalition says:


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    ... says:

    Or. … you might like to learn from the Times of Israel of secret plans of reverse migration of Israelis back to the Ukraine:

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    And says:

    Because there seems to be a dearth of successful libs.

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    The two Muppets says:

    You can never trust a Libdem . They have no honour or decency .
    All they care about is hanging on to their seats by any means possible.
    I hope that they are wiped out next year in the GE. It will be fitting
    justice for the way they reneged on the fair boundary review .

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    concrete pump says:


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    Liberal business needed says:

    Although quite a few of these have had great policies for business.

    I would go further though and force all small businesses and large ones to offer a minimum of 40 days paid leave like in France, plus paid bank holidays andvalso make it compulsory for any business owner to grant flex working requests with the working pattern to be to be decided by the employee not the employer. The employer should open for business when it is convenient for the employee not the fatcat greedy business owner. Also the minimum wage must be doubled and so should employer pension contributions. Personally I would soak business owners whether large or small. They are fascists.

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    And how many of the other charlatans, Tory or Labour, have even tried to get elected?

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    Peer Review says:

    Kath Pinnock. Reported into the Portsmouth Lib Dems after the Hancock debacle. ‘Nothing to see here.’

    Have a peerage, Kath.

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    ... says:

    Better get your flat quick, Shlomo.

    Secret plans to begin reverse migration of Israelis back to the Ukraine:

  38. 38

    You’ve forgotten to add – the enterprise should be run by an elected committee of workers, with the boss having an equal opportunity to be elected to the committee. After all, we are living in a democracy, aren’t we?

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    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    There is a way to re-incorporate that feature. There is even a bill going through for it.

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    Being in the Lords is rather like winning the ‘Employee of the Month’ title. It shows that you can be a success and a failure at the same time.

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    Spinnaker Spinner says:

    Actually this now makes her an easy target for either unwittingly or unwittingly getting caught up in the whole Portsmouth Lib Dem / Hancock whitewash.

    She is now a working peer. She has to get real.

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    IDS says:

    Surely a handout of £300 a day exceeds the Benefits Cap?

  43. 43
    Spinnaker Spinner says:

    Maybe I could write that again without predictive text so it makes sense?

    Wittingly or unwittingly.

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    tim farron is ace says:

    The timing of Pinnock was entirely coincidental to her sojourn to Hancock land.

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    Unions should rule says:

    In any decent democracy the unions -who are don’t forget the representatives of the majority of workers- would jointly decide business policies with the bosses. Instead what happens is that the bosses of companies decide everything that happens and us workers get to beg for scraps if they are lucky. Strikes should be on full pay for a start!

    This is actually why we need real socialists like Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman in charge to put the unions back in the driving seat. Let’s put uncooperative business owners out of business and take control for the workers again!

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    Sensible Person says:


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    Sensible Person says:

    One might almost think you were serious. Well Done!

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    Erm, hello, excuse me... says:

    Would there be any “workers” left if there are no employees? Is that Labour’s economic recovery strategy then? Make everyone umemployed so we’re all on the same wage level – unemployment benefit!

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    Unions should rule says:

    I am being its called socialism and a co-operative not for profitunion led model. Everybody would have a job!

    I am looking forward to Ed M implementing such things. He will be the greatest PM ever and will rule for 20 years!!!

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    Maimed Codger says:

    and when the shafted students at Hallam Uni finish with Glegg, the only place for him too…

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    FairBobby says:

    Is anyone else sick of seeing Clegg? He’s everywhere, cannot escape him and he only spouts forth inanities. He’s always dashing about pretending to be important but he’s a real turn-off. He’s an ego plonker who spends too much time in front of the mirror. One shouldn’t be wasting time on him but frustration mounts and release is needed.

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    A-may-zinggggggggg says:

    She can read?

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    Anonymous says:

    Clegg still groping for solutions in the Lords. At least Rennard will be able to give the new talent a tip or two.

  54. 54
    I is inttellagint, me, says:

    “I can’t see the line between deliberate intention and coincidence.”
    ― Sergei Lukyanenko, The Last Watch

  55. 55
    Bent Rod says:

    We welcome them all, losers, jailbirds, crooks, mad bad mozzers, former car dealers, estate agents and of course lawyers.

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    A nobody says:

    Did Clegg mishear what the doctor told him? Did Clegg think he heard the word ‘important’?

  57. 57
    concrete pump says:

    I take it the cap comp was that bad that there are no winners.

  58. 58
    Tom Mein says:

    In Greece, workers (public sector ones) do not strike. They have a social protest and this means that they still get paid.

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    Rupert says:

    Becky texted me the news that some fairy actor from Eastenders has got in there too. You poms slay me

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    Anonymous says:

    Five of them are currently elected councillors and the other is a former elected leader of Sheffield Council. Apologies if actually working for your local community is boring, but that says a lot about you and only about good about them.

  61. 61

    Remember – we are supposed to be a democracy…

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    Cynical, moi? says:

    But surely being LibDems the pool they have to choose from is basically 90% losers? It’s hardly surprising that they’re such a poor crop by ordinary standards, even though by LibDem standards they may be top class.

  63. 63
    UKIP for 2015 says:

    As it’s not been mentioned anywhere at all by the msm:

    UKIP Wins Worthing By-Election

  64. 64
    some bloke says:

    Am I the only fucker who *isn’t* in the House of Lords?

  65. 65
    Cast out Cameron says:

    High time we abolished the House of Common Purpose.

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    Disheartened Patriot says:

    We now have only a short to wait before we hear the joyous news of Lord Clegg’s elevation being announced – after the despicable scumbag gets kicked out of the HoC in next year’s election.

    PS: How come that the USA with 4x the population can survive with a second chamber limited to 100. Nigel – please come to our rescue and promise radical reform in your manifesto.

  67. 67

    Does this represent the all clear now ?

    Seven LibDem Lords a leapin’ buys Cammo a fast track Boundary Reform Bill before GE time?

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    Anonymous says:

    Sheffield or Stockport? Stockport council couldn’t organise a raffle.

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    cured lefty says:

    Westminster the biggest political whore house on the planet!

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    Scots Diaspora says:


  72. 72
    Just Saying. says:

    Dearth? Naming success for the Limp Dims is like naming a successful Socialist country – there are none, unless you count criminal actions by their politicians a success.

  73. 73
    David Cameron says:

    It might seem like like I’m a gutless w anker seeing as, when military action is really required, I wimp out but I want everyone to know I’m far too busy hammering the middle classes with ludicrous tax rates to worry about a few starving kids in the middle east.

  74. 74

    It is high time the lords was disbanded and the vacant chamber used to house an English Parliament with fully devolved powers.

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    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    It is outrageous that I have not been given a seat in the Lords. I will definitely split the LibDem vote in Portsmouth South now. Boaz.

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    Anonymous says:

    As a former adviser to Nick my advice was to f**# off out of the way before he did any harm.

    But he never heeded my advice and the rest is history – so to speak.

    I was paid and now work for The BBC and am advising the DG to do the same.

    The weather is all people are interested in and that’s that.

  77. 77
    Sue Thsaya says:

    … where they can continue to blow commercial airliners out of the sky?

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    Fred the pensioner (a lazy sod who does not clamour for a 300 quid a day sinecure) says:

    Yup, spot on – the appointment of anybody to the Lords without the prior approval of the general public should be abandoned forthwith and not be in the whimsical gift of political party leaders (and any of inhabitants of the HoL over age 75 kicked out tout de suite).

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    Fred the pensioner says:

    Not quite. He could actually bugger off back to Europe and live off his wife’s fortune and MP’s pension etc.

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    Just an ordinary kinda Guy says:

    Time to change 5 November into an annual Remembrance Day for freedom fighters everywhere.

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    Cinna says:

    Another reason that Greece is f’cked.

  82. 82
    Cinna says:

    So they’ll be sucking on the public teat twice over?

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    Anonymous says:

    “Hats off to the LibDems for”
    not very much really.
    So Nick wants to decriminalise the associated consequences of involvement with various dopes. Didn’t he already do that, by ensuring MPs are unaccountable to the electorate? Not to mention giving GCHQ free rein. For those now otherwise-engaged buggers, to find the devil-knows-what to do with their idle hands. But heaven knows not, bringing drug lords to account.

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    Ex MEP Spotter says:

    All right, we know that’s you Mr McMillan-Snott

  86. 86
    Adviser says:

    Well you can start by not giving export licenses to arms shipments to The ZIoLoon racist colony.

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    Jack Ketch says:

    In retrospect Mr Blair, Mr Brown and Miss Mandlesohn appear to have conspired to destroy every pillar of British life. The family, society, the sound system of governance, the ethnic make-up of the country, the independence of the BBC and non-government structures.

  88. 88
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Are you penning the Labour manifesto perchance?

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    All MP's are scum says:

    They don’t work. They steal benefits paid for by us.

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    Anonymous says:

    No doubt in Dave’s absence Nick is planning further increases in Muslim immigration.

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    Anonymous says:

    Could this be the final straw,I at least hope so.The idea of hereditary peerages was to put useful & knowledgeable people into the upper chamber not to reward nonentities.
    Clegg has nobody of worth to “honour” so he puts a bunch of deadbeats with nothing to offer.

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