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Lord Sewel

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hollyisalovelyname Mon 27-Jul-15 08:41:10

You couldn't make it up.
I feel sorry for his family.
You'd think politicians would learn from the past.

redshoeblueshoe Mon 27-Jul-15 08:58:01

I think the Sun will be drip feeding this all week. Sadly I don't think politicians ever learn, after all so far he has resigned from Committees but not from the Lords - and they can't sack him.

Jux Mon 27-Jul-15 09:32:29

How long ago was this film taken? If it was 20 years ago, then it's irrelevant to anything and just the Sun muck-spreading.

More interesting, imo, is the film released this morning of Lord S bad-mouthing Cameron.

I also wonder what effect the prostitute/coke video will have on the Lords' attitude to drug-taking in general, and the utter waste of time/resources of the War On Drugs. Minuscule, a drop in the ocean, but yet another drop joining all the others eventually becomes a tide, then a flood.

redshoeblueshoe Mon 27-Jul-15 10:11:32

Jux I thought it was all the same film and very recent - and he slags off several other politicians too. What annoyed me was he says the £200 he paid for the prostitute was his lunch allowance.
Right - apparently they can get rid of him - but I guess he will be allowed to resign and keep his pension.
Oh yes - we're all in this together

TulipsAndSwifts Mon 27-Jul-15 11:18:01

The Lords can sack him.

This article written by..... Lord Sewel.

Pantone363 Mon 27-Jul-15 11:25:25

I couldn't believe there wasn't a thread about this yesterday.

I feel for his wife.

He was quoted as saying he loves Asian women as "they look sort of innocent but you know they're whores really". Fucking grim, disgusting old man

Isitmebut Mon 27-Jul-15 11:29:43

A red bra and black leather jacket, who does he think he is, Cher?

As for "we're all in this together", that's a Conservative mantra, Lord Sewer is a Labour Lord's policeman of Lords excesses who has been asked to step down from Deputy Speaker etc - so I guess we can treat any comments about Conservatives (or anyone else for that matter) from a man with his integrity, with a pinch of white powder salt.

The Labour Common's Speaker in charge of expenses/excesses during that debacle was Mick Martin, who was alleged to by prosecuted Labour MP's in court to have encouraged over claiming - and was the first Speaker since god knows when to be asked to step down and was made a Baron or something or other, for his services.

A sacking 'in this together' win-double.

TooExtraImmatureCheddar Mon 27-Jul-15 13:05:31

It is fucking disgusting. Really, what an idiot. Not that he was wrong regarding Cameron or the Labour leadership race, but the rest, ugh!

ClaudiaNaughton Mon 27-Jul-15 15:37:41

Yes red that £200 allowance spent there was what annoyed me too. No wonder they want more privacy laws. Feel so sorry for his wife. He is such a prize idiot.

Isitmebut Mon 27-Jul-15 15:59:51

Using hookers, even spending your Lords claimed lunch money on hookers, is not against the law - even if he was 'living on the fruits of love' - for those that have heard the honeymoon couple staying at a farm and not coming out for days, joke.

Farmer; Well can you stop throwing their skins out of the window, they're choking my ducks

Fat old geezers impersonating Cher can't even get the fashion police involved.

It is of course his near six figure salary for a senior position as Deputy Speaker and a Lords policeman and his ability to function if having an illegal cocain addiction that makes his job untenable.

I believe most Lords only get the daily attendance allowance of 300 squids if/when they attend, I didn't think they get a a designated 200 squid allowance he mentioned, for lunch.

Maybe his position means he gets the salary AND a £200 lunch allowance which is a bit steep; maybe they should give it in Luncheon Vouchers, or maybe they do and thats what he rolled up to snort with.

redshoeblueshoe Mon 27-Jul-15 17:43:07

But (I am not sticking up for him)
Isn't Jeffrey Archer still in the Lords - even though he had a custodial sentence for perjury ? and I'm damn sure there's some other dodgy people there

Pedallleur Mon 27-Jul-15 20:53:22

Peers, aristocracy, drugs, prostitutes. Same old story. Lord Rochester set the bar but in this day and age these people don't seem to know what will happen when they get caught. Will be v.happy to see him leave his grace and favour flat and lose his central London parking privileges. His wife prob.knew anyway but of course they are now humiliated

YeOldeTrout Mon 27-Jul-15 21:54:37

What a complete dweeb.

Jux Mon 27-Jul-15 22:48:37

Yes, I'm sickened by Archer still being a Lord. They really should sack him and Commonise him!

redshoe I didn't know when they film had been taken - I'd not seen the news or had time to look this up anywhere. DH told me of it - laughing greatly - but he didn't know any details; he just thought it was hilarious but wasn't interested in the details. So, thanks for saying thanks, otherwise I still wouldn't know!

redshoeblueshoe Tue 28-Jul-15 07:35:55

Well Sewel has just resigned from the Lords. The Sun will be pissed off I bet they wanted to run it all week.

Ubik1 Tue 28-Jul-15 07:41:38

A Tory sex scandal - it's sort of quaint really.

A good old fashioned expose with desperate sad old guy cavorting and romping with two prostitutes - who apparently stole the tenner he used to snort coke the last time they met. This time he used a fiver.
Absolutely hilarious. grin

ArtichokeTagine Tue 28-Jul-15 07:42:58

He didn't resign. He took temporary leave that he can recind at any time. He has done this to deflect pressure to resign. He can't be expelled from the Lords unless he is found to have breached the Lords rules which explicitly do not cover the private lives of members.

His expenses comment was misleading. As Deputy Speaker he was salaried and couldn't claim expenses so his remark that he used expenses to pay for the night was some weird joke.

redshoeblueshoe Tue 28-Jul-15 07:44:03

Last night on the review of the papers they mentioned the photos of an MP doing coke it didn't do him any harm I'm looking at you George

Maybe its time for compulsory drugs tests in the Commons and the Lords after all plenty of other workers have to do it.

ArtichokeTagine Tue 28-Jul-15 07:45:25

Sorry, just seen news, he has resigned. Last night he said he would take temporary leave but obviously he saw sense overnight.

ArtichokeTagine Tue 28-Jul-15 07:46:29

RedShoe - I think the drug taking was secondary to Sewel's other crimes such as use racist views.

redshoeblueshoe Tue 28-Jul-15 07:49:05

Still doesn't compare to a 2 year custodial for pejury

TheSunIsOftenOut Tue 28-Jul-15 07:54:15

Ubik1 - why a Tory sex scandal? Lord Sewel was in Blair's government and is Labour.

Floundering Tue 28-Jul-15 08:04:00

Glad the old git has gone, bloody arrogance of the man thinking he could still stay.

CoolWheelsPan Tue 28-Jul-15 08:15:40

Fair amount of nasty ageism going on here isn't there? Using his age as weapon.

Ubik1 Tue 28-Jul-15 08:29:22

So someone can cavort with prostitutes, snort cocaine and refer to Asian women as whores

But you are worried about ageism?

Christ almighty - only on mumsnet

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