Paddick can't even get into the Lords.

#1
You know you've hit rock bottom when your party won't even put you into the Lords.

Former Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Brian Paddick is kept from seat in the House of Lords - Telegraph
“Brian had liked the idea, and, with no other huge demands on his time at the moment, had planned to be a very active member of the Upper House,” whispers my man in Whitehall. “He had more than done his bit for his party and this would have represented a well-deserved pay-off for him.” Paddick, when I inquire, would say only: “No comment. I have no knowledge.
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It does sound like bitchiness.

But for a man who clearly thought he should be Commissioner. Then he should be Mayor (those pesky voters).

Oh that must burn.

Somewhere a pink teddy is being thrown.

Bit sad to see the Lords regarded in this way by party hacks. Once upon a time it would have been filled with war heroes and business people. The latter bought their way in, but at least they did something prior to that.
 
#2
“He had more than done his bit for his party and this would have represented a well-deserved pay-off for him.”

Like what? Lost a couple of elections? is that what is expected of a loyal LibDem? Oh.................
 
#3
I do not habitually comment on the mediocrities that jostle for a place in the house of Lords, via the dirty world of politics. I am not going to change that policy for this useless, feckless, spineless, dope fiend knobber. No, I will not get off the fence.
 

Gout Man

LE
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#4
There is no way this man (debatable), will gat into the Lords. Not in the conventional way any way.
 
#5
I am sure their Lordships will cope perfectly well without his input.
 
#6
“He had more than done his bit for his party and this would have represented a well-deserved pay-off for him.”


If that is the criteria for getting into the House of Lords, then arise Lord Whet of Fuckwittery!
 
#7
“He had more than done his bit for his party and this would have represented a well-deserved pay-off for him.”


If that is the criteria for getting into the House of Lords, then arise Lord Whet of Fuckwittery!
Don't you mean "Wake up, Lord Whet..."?
 
#8
I am sure Brian liked the idea of being a Dame. I could free up some time and become active in the upper house as well. I could possibly even pop down the corridoor and belt the MP for Falkirk.
 
#9
I Suspect Lord Mandlebum of Guacamole, residing at Rue des Matelots, would be very glad of his input and would be delighted to arrange back-door entry for him :wink:
 
#10
Knew I should have put this in the NAAFI!

But I was just thinking of not-even-run politicians, he's not even a has been!
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#12
Paddick's problem is that the Liberals don't mind people being queer as long as they keep it in the closet, prefereably with a wife and children firmly in front of the door. Since he left eh police 10(?) years ago he's achieved nothing but lose mayoral elections on a regular but infrequent basis. Even by the poor standards applied he's got little to offer
 
#13
Never mind Paddick, Here's someone parliament is better off without.

Wendy M. Harbon (usually known as Wendy M. Harbon[disabled] ), is aiming to be Baroness Gurkha of Crich
and apparently has an army of sponsors according to her partner David Hughes (usually known as David MC Hughes[Veteran & Disabled] )

David MC Hughes in the DM said:
If the mail and your reader's, want to know the truth about the Gurkha's, just come & spend a week with us Wheelchaircharlie39/EX-RA David M.C.Hughes[veteran & disabled] and Gurkha Mum/Ex-Cllr Wendy M.Harbon[disabled], as we travel around the UK dealing with Gurkha welfare issues.

Or if you would like to come to Nepal in April 2010, while we are there for 8 weeks, travelling around Nepal again dealing with real Gurkha welfare issues, which neither the Conservatives/Lib Dems, MoD or British Army, or GWT does not want anyone to know about.

The Gurkha's are putting forward Wendy supported by Armed Forces personnel, military families, veterans, elderly, chronically ill & disabled people, plus the general public of Wootton Bassett now too, all signing letters asking for Wendy to be crossbencher in the House of Lord, with the title of BARONESS GURKHA OF CRICH, so the Gurkha's & others in the Armed Forces, plus chronically ill & disabled people can have a voice they can trust in Politics.
- Ex-RA David M.C.Hughes[disabled veteran], Blackpool,
Wendy and David (also known as Gurkha Mum and Gurkha Godfather) were both 'disabled in the line of duty'
She injured her arm in a car accident and he having been beaten up by a gang of eight, presumably fellow soldiers, while serving.

David owes his life to Gurkhas but modestly doesn't elaborate. David is a 'Gurkha Welfare Specialist'
Wendy has been unlucky in as much has she has been made an ex-cllr twice by the same council. Something to with her not attending local council meetings in Derby from her home in Blackpool-but keeping the stipend.

The worrying thing is that if Paddick can be a condender, even she might just be successful in her bid to become Lady Gurkha of Crich.
 
#14
Is it because he's a Quare?

[video=youtube_share;0B86z1cwZtI]http://youtu.be/0B86z1cwZtI[/video]
 
#16
Paddick's problem is that the Liberals don't mind people being queer as long as they keep it in the closet, prefereably with a wife and children firmly in front of the door. Since he left eh police 10(?) years ago he's achieved nothing but lose mayoral elections on a regular but infrequent basis. Even by the poor standards applied he's got little to offer

I think that qualifies for understatement of the year. His share of the vote was consistently appalling, even by Liberal standards.
 
#17
I think that qualifies for understatement of the year. His share of the vote was consistently appalling, even by Liberal standards.
Treading very carefully. Could his poor showing(s) indicate something other than the voting public do not like LibDem policies?
 
#18
He'll be agitating for a glory hole to be put in place in the Privy (Council)...
 
#20
Rather than all this putting people up for the lords, after party bungs, party support, or ticking the current right boxes. Why not leave it entirely to chance, let the first born of a set of families sit in a second chamber. Due to being there by an accident of birth they would be less likely to toe any party line because of previous favours given and received.

This would, at a stroke, end the dynastic political families such as the Kinnocks, Wedgewood-Benns, and Harmans of the world, whose sole claim to a political position and career is being born into it, like the Kennedys in the US and the start of the Blairs on this side of the pond. No patronage, no pay so a real job is necessary, giving life experience, and most important of all, a house who can do the best for this country in the long term, without pandering to the election deadlines.
 

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