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…

Friday, January 24, 2014

WATCH: Clegg Admits He Knew Specifics Last Year

You can’t hide those Nick Clegg eyes… 

Via @liarpoliticians.

More Evidence That Clegg Knew About Hancock Emerges

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…

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Wandering Hands of Westminster’s Gay Mafia

As anyone who has ever spent 30 minutes in Westminster will know, it’s not just the girls who receive unwanted attention from pervy MPs.

“As I walked out of the bar, I noticed a Conservative MP following me. It had been an evening for young political activists, mostly teenage boys, and it was drawing to an end. I pretended to be engrossed in my phone, but the MP — well-liked, universally respected — lurched towards me, placing his arm around my waist and leaning in close. I could smell the whisky and cigars on his breath. ‘I’m just going to the toilet,’ he slurred, winking and gesturing at the gents. I had only worked in and around Parliament for a year, but had been on the receiving end of enough unwanted advances from male Tory MPs to know exactly what he was proposing…”

WikiGuido writes in this week’s Spectator on the wandering hands of Westminster’s gay mafia…

Clegg Admits He Was Told About Hancock in February 2013

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?

READ: The Letter Clegg Was Sent Last Year About Hancock

ITV News have reproduced the disturbing Hancock texts. Just as Guido did in 2010, but the LibDems are pretending Clegg missed that. That excuse does not hold water though.

The LibDems said yesterday that they had not seen the report about Mike Hancock, yet they were explicitly told about the evidence – including texts messages – that implicated the sleazy MP and Councillor in scandal. The evidence was always there and Hancock’s pervy ways have been well documented by this website. The LibDems, even when contacted, have had their head in the sand.This dossier containing all of the text messages that Hancock sent to a vulnerable constituent was presumably put at the bottom of a pile somewhere in LibDem HQ. Hancock even went on the stand and admitted fondling a teenage girl and still managed to keep the whip.The spy saga was just the tip of the sleaze-berg.

In Febuary 2013, Guido wrote “Read the Full Hancock Dossier Ignored By Nick“, and in June of last year Labour MP Thomas Docherty wrote to the Deputy Prime Minister directly, calling for Hancock to be suspended as a councillor:

Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP
Leader of the Liberal Democrats
House of Commons
Westminster
LONDON
SW1A 0AA

19 June 2013

Mike Hancock MP

Mike Hancock MP has reportedly resigned from the Parliamentary Liberal Democrat Party rather than have the whip withdrawn, this means that he now sits as an Independent MP.

As you are aware he also represents the Fratton Ward of Portsmouth Council in which he has the remunerated position as an Executive Cabinet Member, which according to the Council website pays at least an additional £7,140 a year on top of his councilor allowances. According to his website and a press release issued today, Mr Hancock continues to describe himself as a Liberal Democrat MP. Furthermore as The News, Portsmouth, reported, he is continuing his tenure as the Council’s Executive Member for Economic Regeneration. This is a position that he holds only because the Lib Dem controlling group allow him to do so. As the Lib Dem Council Leader, Cllr Vernon-Jackson has said: ‘his role in the council does not change in any way – he remains as a member of the cabinet’.

I am sure that you agree with me that this position is untenable, inconsistent and neither liberal nor democratic. Furthermore it will seem to the public that the third Parliamentary party, the Liberal Democrats are giving the appearance of action being taken yet in practical terms allowing him to be both in the party and outside of the party simultaneously. Is this how a serious party in Government conducts itself and what are the public supposed to think?

As you will be aware, the Labour Group Leader of Portsmouth Council, Cllr John Ferrett wrote to you in May calling for Mr Hancock to be suspended from the Cabinet and yet Mr Hancock continues to hold this important position in a Lib Dem administration.

Will you now instruct the local council group to remove their support from him and take action by suspending him from the Cabinet?

I would be grateful for your early response.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Docherty MP
Dunfermline and West Fife

He received no reply, and it took six further months for the LibDems to be forced into action. Yet another cover up…

Police Called to Mike Hancock’s House

Developing…

UPDATE: Hancock’s son has been arrested.

Clegg Does a Runner

Facing two sex scandals and a morning of brutal front pages, Clegg is fleeing the country. The LibDems say he has got far more pressing matters to deal with than how his party treats women, namely keeping Britain in the EU:

“He’s attending Davos to represent thousands of British businesses and the millions of British workers who rely on the UK’s position in Europe.

With European leaders discussing reform, he is not prepared to simply allow Conservatives flirting with the exit door to be the only British voice in this important debate.”

Probably not the best day for LibDems to lecture people about flirting…

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

CONFIRMED: Hancock Suspended

“The Liberal Democrats have this afternoon, for the first time, had sight of a Portsmouth City Council report by Nigel Pascoe QC into allegations of sexual impropriety by Mike Hancock.  Mike Hancock resigned as a Liberal Democrat MP last year in order to contest allegations of sexual impropriety in a High Court civil action. Given Nigel Pascoe QC’s conclusions in his report, we have immediately suspended Mike Hancock’s membership of the party.”

Lies, damn lies and LibDems…

Reports: Mike Hancock Suspended as LibDem Councillor

Following Guido’s story this morning, it is being reported down in Portsmouth that:

Another LibDem perv bites the dust. But why has it taken this long, Nick?

UPDATE:


Seen Elsewhere

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Mo Ansar’s Silence | Adrian Hilton
Gove Loses WWI Battle | Conservative Woman
5 Reasons Labour Likely to Win General Election | Sunny Hundal
Dave Surrounded By Topless Women | Sun
UN Loony says Britain Most Sexist Country | Sun
Farage is a Good Reason to Leave the EU | Dan Hannan
UKIP Blocked Expenses Questions | Times
NHS Showdown Coming | Paul Goodman
Sons of Brown | Telegraph


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Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury minister, commenting on Treasury analysis of the economic impact of tax changes…

“If the Treasury is looking at the economic impact of tax changes, then surely it should examine the impact of the rise in VAT and cuts to tax credits? George Osborne’s £12 billion VAT rise knocked confidence, helped to choke off the recovery and has cost families £1,350 over the last three years.”



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