Monday, May 19, 2014

Tory MP Mike Freer Reported to Standards Commissioner

Mike Freer, the Tory MP for Finchley and Golders Green, is in a spot of bother. He is being accused by local opponents of the oldest naughty trick in the book, delivering campaign material using House of Commons resources. Tory activists have been putting unsolicited letters campaigning on the mansion tax through the doors of residents in “well to do areas” in Freer’s constituency. They are headed on Commons notepaper and contain a freepost envelope addressed to his parliamentary office. Party political campaigning paid for by the taxpayer is against the rules.

Guido understands Freer has been reported to the Standards Commissioner Kathryn Hudson by local LibDems. A tricky one to explain…

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Handy-Cock in the Priory for Last 3 Months

As the BBC state, can the disgraced LibDem really serve as a MP and councillor from the loony bin?

Vid via Scrapbook

Thursday, May 8, 2014

“The Strange Sex of LibDem England”

Someone is getting up to all sorts of mischief down in Portsmouth, circulating this attack leaflet piling into the LibDems over their many sex scandals:

Jeremy Thorpe, Cyril Smith, Rennard and Hancock - you can’t help but think whoever is sticking this through people’s letterboxes has a point…

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cam and Clegg’s Free Advertising for Donor Cronies

Nick Clegg unveils the LibDems’ local election campaign this morning, welcoming journalists to the Ministry of Sound for what sounds like a riveting launch. The location is a nice little plug for Lord Palumbo, the owner of the Ministry of Sound who has donated £500,000 to the LibDems and was made a peer for his troubles. Kerching!

Dave was no better last week, name-dropping JCB at the Tories’ local election campaign launch. He three times credited the firm with helping rebuild the British economy – without mentioning the fact that the Tories have received almost £5million in donations from JCB chairman Anthony Bamford. The PM also bunged him a peerage too. Doesn’t it make you proud…

Bercow’s New Staff Helpline Doesn’t Mention Sexual Harassment
Speaker Accused of “Hypocrisy” After Telling Guest to “F**k Off”

Parliamentary researchers have reacted with derision to John Bercow’s new sexual harassment hotline, which doesn’t even mention sexual harassment. The service, outsourced to Health Assured, offers support for all the problems you might expect except the one it they were brought in to deal with – MPs touching up their staff. Guido would advise any researchers lacking confidence in the new hotline to give us a call instead…

Meanwhile MPs are accusing Bercow of hypocrisy. One tells Guido the Speaker “regularly loses it” himself and has “temper tantrums”, recalling Bercow launching a “bonkers” four-letter tirade towards Sir Ian Kennedy, chairman of the MPs’ expenses watchdog, at an event he was hosting in Parliament. Guests were left “gobsmacked” after Bercow told Kennedy to “f*** off”. Who’ll police Parliament’s self-appointed policeman?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mike Hancock’s Lawyers Claim He Lacks “Mental Capacity” LibDems Back His “Independent” Campaign to Hold Council Seat

Hancock crosshairs

Despite theoretically being thrown out of the LibDems, pervy Mike Hancock is standing for the council unopposed by the LibDems, with his campaign implicitly supported by their resources. The party of Cyril Smith never learns…

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bercow Email to MPs on Parliament Perv Hotline

To all Members

At its meeting last month, the Members Estimate Committee agreed that the House should subscribe to a confidential helpline for all Members’ staff. This service will act as a safety net designed to complement the existing pastoral care and the internal processes that have been put in place by the main political parties.

I am pleased to announce that Heath Assured have been commissioned to provide this service, which will be run initially as a pilot scheme for a year, commencing today. If the pilot proves successful, a full tender process will take place later this year.

Health Assured offer a confidential telephone helpline to allow staff to discuss personal and professional issues, including health and well-being information, financial issues including debt, stress at home or work, and relationship matters. Additionally, face-to-face counselling sessions can be offered where appropriate.

A range of online facilities is also available. Communications will be sent to all staff in the coming days and I hope you will also promote the service within your Westminster and constituency offices. 

John Bercow

Speaker

The consensus among parliamentary researchers is that Bercow’s vanity hotline will do nothing to change the culture of pervy MPs…

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Suspended Council Candidate Doesn’t Make National News

Michael Crick is teasing he has “another astonishing exclusive on UKIP” coming up this evening. You can bet he won’t be giving as much airtime to Labour’s announcement that they have suspended one of their council candidates after he was accused of defrauding his own council. Or LibDem councillor Ajit Atwal, who is still a candidate for May despite being photographed with an AK47. Or the recent Tory council candidate who was revealed to have been a past member of the BNP.

Guido does feel UKIP overdo it sometimes with the cries of smear and establishment stitch up. But when these stories rarely make the news bulletins or front pages and equivalent stories about UKIP do, the press is just playing into Farage’s hands…

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CONFIRMED: Mercer Banned From Parliament for 6 Months

Looks like it’s by-election time in the UKIP heartland of Newark. You read it here first…

RUMOUR: Mercer Decision Imminent

Three weeks ago in his Sun column Guido revealed that CCHQ was bracing itself for a damning Standards Committee report into Patrick Mercer, with insiders saying the condemnation will be so bad he may be forced out of Parliament. The story was followed up in the Sunday Times this weekend. Several sources are now suggesting that the decision will come in the next 24 hours…

UPDATE: The Week reports that Mercer has been banned from parliament for six months. The Standards Committee is refusing to comment. Mercer isn’t answering his mobile…


Seen Elsewhere

The Douglas Carswell Shock | Tim Stanley
Carswell is a True Moderniser | Charles Moore
Assembling a New World Order | Henry Kissinger
India’s Modi Bypasses Mainstream Media | Index
Bercow on the Knife Edge | Quentin Letts
Welcome to Mississippi | Conservative Women
LibDems Select Hancock Replacement | Blue Guerilla
Carswell Resigning: “Moment Labour Won Election” | Labour Uncut
Why We Need Change | Douglas Carswell
The Howard Roark of Westminster | Guardian
Carswell, the Clacton Cassandra | James Ford


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