Found on the door of a loo in parliament today…
Found on the door of a loo in parliament today…
Don’t panic Tim, when Rennard sent us a “Letter Before Action” we told the pervy sex pest to sue. Never heard from him again.
Clegg has been busy blaming everyone but himself and his party’s internal structures on LBC this morning. Asked twice about child rape charge councillor Ryan Hope, count the number of times Clegg blames the “local party” for the communication screw up.
Laughing while talking about such a dark case hardly sends the best message either.
Amusingly, Clegg went on to say:
“Of course I am not sitting on any allegations that have yet to come to light, I would never do that.”
Of course, Deputy Prime Minister.
Who’d have thought Jezza would become a weirdy beardy…
The heartbreaking pleas from a vulnerable young woman to Nick Clegg have been revealed. As reported in this morning’s Sun, the Deputy Prime Minister cruelly ignored a letter from “Annie”, sent under her real name, as she begged three years ago to “please stop” MP Mike Hancock “before it is too late before someone else gets hurt and abused by him.”
The Portsmouth South constituent, who is accusing her MP of abusing her after she went to him for help, sent Clegg this chilling warning in March 2011:
“He cannot be trusted and he is a liability to women, public and also your party. Stop the behaviour from him and his staff and whoever is involved with Mr Hancock as this is holy wrong. And please reply to this letter as it is very important to me that I get answers from you”
Nick Clegg said on Friday that he was “appalled” when he “first heard specific allegations” at the beginning of 2013 and that he had “acted immediately” to suspend Hancock as MP. He said “some letters were sent and some were not received.” This one was.
Guido can now reveal that “Annie’s” damning letter definitely reached the Deputy Prime Minister’s office in Downing Street. A secret tape recording has emerged proving that No. 10 civil servants had received the letter and told “Annie” and it would be specifically passed on to Clegg’s Political Office. Guido is not running the full tape in order to protect “Annie’s” identity, but the extract below proves the Downing Street communications office, having checked “Annie’s” postcode, were clearly aware of the content of the letter and had passed it on to Clegg’s people:
No.10: Ok, this is a complaint regarding your MP Mike Hancock…
No.10: Because this is a political issue it is being passed to the political section to deal with rather than us at the communication office because we are civil servants we are not really able to comment on matters like this. So what I can do is get in touch with the Political Office and say that you have called up inquiring about your letter.
Nick Clegg’s Political Office never replied to “Annie”, ignoring her warning “before it is too late before someone else gets hurt and abused by him.” Shame on them.
Job Advisers at the St Marylebone Jobcentre Plus are handing out these adverts to their unemployed clients, offering them the chance to go and work for the LibDems.
Surely for any woman who didn’t fancy the job, saying no would not count as rejecting a reasonable offer of work…
The best photo of chief Rennard defender Chris Davies you will see today.
The LibDems are still pretending that they knew nothing of how serious the allegations against Hancock were until Wednesday afternoon. Despite Clegg previously admitting knowing about them almost a year ago. Now Guido has got hold of a letter sent by John Ferrett, the leader of the Labour group on Portsmouth council, to Nick Clegg in April 2013, describing the “growing disbelief amongst constituents that Mike Hancock MP maintains his office and continues to enjoy the full support of his party leadership.”
Perhaps this letter got lost in the post too…
On Call Clegg last November, the LibDem leader admitted that his office did receive a detailed letter from the solicitors of Hancock’s victim outlining the allegations against him. Clegg let slip that:
“We did receive a letter in February this year… you’re right, we did receive a fuller letter from the complainant in February this year and I asked the chief whip to look into it.”
So why are the LibDems pretending they had no idea what Hancock was being accused of until yesterday afternoon? And why did it take them almost a year to act?
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“Many thks for kind wishes following back opn. Incision measured 16cm. A pretty big knife in the back! Photos on request.”