Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LibDem Cllr Suspended for Child Rape Charges (After 4 Months)

21 year old Ryan Hope appeared at Dorchester Crown Court in September last year. He had been charged with one count of raping a child, one count of rape, one count of sexual assault of a child and two counts of sexual assault. It was grim, but he denied it all.

Ryan Hope is also a LibDem councillor in Weymouth, Dorset:

“I was elected in May 2012 and represent the Liberal Democrats in the Westham North ward. I am also involved in Westham Pact, Westham Community Group, Weymouth Carnival and Weymouth Christmas Sparkle.”

Liberal Democrat HQ admitted to Guido late on Monday night that they had only suspended Cllr Hope that day, despite the widespread local media coverage the issue received last autumn and alleged direct warnings and notification:

“These are extremely serious allegations. Cllr Hope has been suspended both as a Liberal Democrat member and councillor pending the outcome of his trial. This should have happened last year but a failure to communicate the situation from the local party to the national party meant this did not happen.”

Another serious LibDem sex scandal, another failure to “communicate”. This has to stop. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Morning LibDem Sex Scandal Round Up

The eternally classy Lord Rennard has threatened to go nuclear and leak “where the bodies are buried” in regard to other LibDem sex scandals. As Guido pointed out in the Sun yesterday, we’ve heard Nick Clegg’s excuses before:

“Last year it emerged that Clegg had also ignored two letters sent to him by lawyers representing men who claim they were attacked in the Sixties and Seventies by the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith. Law firm Pannone said: “We have formally written to Nick Clegg’s office on two occasions requesting the chief whips’ files on allegations of abuse at a hostel in Rochdale”. Another case of lost in the post, no doubt.”

Here are the developments in the Mike Hancock scandal this morning:

  • The Sun has revealed Hancock victim “Annie’s” heartbreaking pleas sent to Nick Clegg and the chilling warning the DPM ignored – Guido will post when it’s online.
  • Portsmouth Council LibDem Group have gone into to coalition with Indepedent Councillor Mike Hancock, despite having a majority, so he can keep his job in the council cabinet. This is a direct challenge to Clegg’s authority.
  • The most senior female LibDem on Portsmouth Council has quit in disgust.
  • Portsmouth LibDems are selecting a new candidate for 2015.
  • “Annie” is demanding to meet Nick Clegg for answers on why she was ignored for three years.

Guido has something up his sleeve. Stand back…

Monday, January 20, 2014

Rennard Victim Says No Legal Action After Apology
LibDem Lord Compares Row to Apartheid

After ten years of cover ups and lies, Ming Campbell told the Daily Politics that now was the time for ‘period of calm reflection’. Meanwhile Lord Greaves went all crackers and compared the situation to Apartheid and the Troubles, suggesting that if Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley could reconcile, so could the two camps in this fight. As the unelected male peers and greybeard former leaders slog it out on the airwaves, one person this story is really about has quietly holed Rennard’s excuse for not apologising beneath the waterline:

So that clears that obstacle. Over to you Chris…

Vid via @liarpoliticians.

UPDATE: Another Rennard victim, Susan Gaszczak, just told Sky News: “An acknowledgement and an apology is all I want, and this will all go away.” 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Handy-Cock Breaks Silence

Suspended LibDem perv Mike Hancock has surfaced, telling his local paper:

“MPs must remember that one-third of social care users are working-age disabled people. This support is what enables them to wash, dress and get out of the house. It’s crucial the Care Bill goes as far as possible in creating a care system that supports disabled people to live full and independent lives.”

Which is a bit rich given he is under investigation at Portsmouth Council and being privately prosecuted for sexual harassing a disabled female constituent…

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mrs Clegg in Zara and Topshop

Every year Guido likes to bring you the most important news from the leader’s speeches at conference: the fashion. Today he can reveal that Mrs Clegg will be wearing a  Zara top with Topshop shoes.

This is to signify the strong links between Spanish design (Zara) and British high street manufacturing. Apparently.

And now you know.

Picture via ITV.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hancock Committee Hearing: Investigator Speaks Out

It’s all go in Portsmouth. A member of the investigating committee, who has just referred Mike Hancock to a full investigation over allegations of sexual assault against a vulnerable constituent, has spoken out this afternoon: “Hancock is a guilty as a puppy sitting next a pile of poo.” They added “it is f**king horrific.” Guido is told that LibDems on the committee have complained that they have come under huge amounts of pressure to exonerate Hancock, based on the fact the police and CPS dropped the investigation. Guido will show at a later date why this logic is flawed.

Guido is also told that ambitious Gerald Vernon Jackson, the LibDem leader of the council is about to imminently call an emergency meeting, where it is claimed he will begin to distance himself from the de-whipped MP.  After years of standing by his side.

An official on Portsmouth Council, who was clearly distressed and wishes to remain anonymous, tells Guido: “the evidence is so damning that questions will be asked shortly about how the CPS could ever have dropped this case.” They added:

“This is like the decision not to prosecute Jimmy Savile, I just hope that no one else gets hurt while Hancock is still on the loose. The man is dangerous.”

Tick, tock, Handy-cock.

UPDATE: Despite being the 22nd most influential LibDem, Guido understands Vernon Jackson is missing conference to deal with this mess.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tim Farron’s Labour Love Unrequited

Tim Farron put his heart on the line yesterday and confessed his true feelings for Ed Miliband, but he’ll be breaking out the Ben and Jerry’s this morning. Jim Murphy has made it clear that, sadly for jilted Tim, Labour don’t feel the same way:

Ouch.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

LibDems Urged to Head to Portsmouth for “Stimulating Activity”

An appealing invitation from Mike Hancock’s backyard. Local LibDems in Portsmouth are mobilising this weekend. “Stimulating activity” all round:

“Activists will gather from across the region for free food, invigorating campaigning and stimulating company. You can come for as much or as little of the day as you like. We want to make the day a great experience for you, with lots of stimulating activity that best uses your skills.”

Handycock’s troops preparing for a by-election?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

LibDem Council Boss Quits After Child Porn Arrest

The LibDem leader of Kingston Council has quit after being nicked in a child porn arrest. His deputy has put out this statement:

“Derek Osbourne has resigned from the Liberal Democrat group. We are deeply shocked by these allegations but I am unable to comment further as we must now allow the police the time and space they need to investigate the allegations thoroughly and without prejudice.”

How many LibDem dodgy sex scandals is that now?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

LISTEN: Clegg Blames the Postman for Handy-cock Silence

Clegg has been spinning hard on LBC this morning. On Handy-cock he, surprise surprise, says he wasn’t told about the allegations:

“My office never received the letter from the claimant’s solicitors (in 2011), we did however receive a letter in February this year. Police have looked at this before and dismissed it on the advice of the CPS. My chief whip has gone down to Portsmouth and spoken to Mike Hancock’s solicitor. I hope you won’t imply in any way that we are not acting thoroughly and quickly to what are very serious allegations. I’ve not spoken to Mike Hancock, he’s been very ill.”


Given the story broke in 2010, Clegg has a lot to thank the postal service for. On David “The Jews” Ward:

“I’ve spoken to David Ward, and he’s apologised. I am finalising an agreement with him that he will commit never to use generalised language that is offensive to communities in Britain.”

Because that worked so well last time…


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Boris on his fellow Islingtonista Emily Thornberry:

“It was an entirely run-of-the-mill English townscape, with some straightforward words to go with it. There was no obvious insult, no abuse, no overt sneering. She might have got away with it entirely, had some alert blogger not spotted it. He instantly detected the coded message that Emily Thornberry was sending to all her right-on, bien-pensant, Labour-luvvie friends in Islington, or wherever else it is that they follow her on Twitter.”



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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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