MacShameless – A Pack Of Lies!

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If you cast your mind back, Denis MacShane has explained himself and his expenses claims in several different ways over the period since they were first exposed. This explanation, in the Advertiser of  Feb 5th 2010, was presented as the … Continue reading

What the Judge said to Denis

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Mr Justice Sweeney’s sentencing statement, pretty damning which ever way you try to spin it! “You are aged 65 and of positive previous good character. You have pleaded guilty to an offence of false accounting which encompasses a total of … Continue reading

MacShane – has a bad day got worse?

Sources indicate that a summons has been issued in respect of his public order offence.

MacShame could hardly deny it after all, it was well covered at the time of his intemperate outburst. Looks like apologies will not be enough, this time!

Spotted by A Friend of Old Rotherham – not to be missed!

A Friend of Old Rotherham spotted this piece of vomit-inducing self-publicity from Da Dokta MacSh**e.

Thank goodness he’s not my MP, but I pity those who he purports to represent and who pay him a shedload of ackers to look after the Rotherham Parliamentary Constituency. He gives nowhere near the same level of public service as my MP, John Healey Esq.

Just what do Da Dokta’s “challenges in the South East of Europe” have to do with the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham in South Yorkshire?

http://twitter.com/#!/DenisMacShane/statuses/128113246019387394

As our town continues to suffer from the global and national recession and the end of our local traditional heavy industries just how does this ungrateful wretch look after his flock … by bogeying off to Brussels for dinner … yuk … and self-promoting his new book … yuk to that too.

Ah well I suppose it does go to show that you can even write a book from a garrij here in Rovrum using one of your eight taxpayer-bought laptops!

Roll on election time and let’s get someone in post who does give a care about their constituents … perhaps someone like Cllr Mahroof Hussain MBE who does look after the residents of his ward.

Kind Regards,

A Friend of Old Rotherham

MacShane – police investigation celebrates first birthday!

After almost a full 24 hours without an internet connection, I am beginning to have some sympathy with those caught up in this weeks Blackberry and Apple crumble. Connection thankfully re-established today! Hadn’t realised how dependent I have become on digital connectivity, definitely a bad week for technology!

Back to the main story; A year on from Denis MacShane’s disgrace being made public with the simultaneous announcement of the launch of a police investigation into his expenses claims and the suspension of the Parliamentary Labour Whip, the Standards and Privileges Committee, Parliament, Rotherham’s voters and the public generally are still awaiting the results.

October 14th 2010, seems so long ago since the Standards and Privileges Committee called in the Yard to bottom out what they themselves had uncovered lurking in his expenses claims, you would have thought it would have taken much less than a year to produce results?

Picture pinched from the Mirror, Photo Shopped and sent to us by Mr T.

Has Mr T correctly identified one important piece of evidence, linking MacShane to the Letwin waste paper bin story?

Grald-Hunter brings us this pearl from MacShane!

Grald-Hunter the active and empowered Rotherham citizen, voter, council tax payer and regular Rotherham Politics commentator would like to share this special vomit-inducing nugget from Da Dokta MacSh**e’s twitter log today –

http://twitter.com/#!/DenisMacShane  It reads: “DenisMacShane Denis MacShane

“George really going to let his rich pals deduct cost of nannies from tax. Why not their cooks and butlers?”

Wow, the brass neck of this disgraced Labour Whip-less MP who was reported to have claimed for eight laptops in three years, apparently works out of a Rovrum garage, and is now apparently under police investigation for other alleged expenses irregularities.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196038/Labour-MP-Denis-MacShane-claims-expenses-laptops–just-years.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1320473/Another-MPs-expenses-storm-Now-ex-minister-Tory-whip-spotlight.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/labour-mps-expenses/8586573/MPs-expenses-former-Labour-minister-faces-new-expenses-investigation.html

If I were him (which I’m so glad I’m not) I’d keep my shiny grinning bonce down and me gob firmly shut – but he ain’t doin either unfortunately …

Roll on Election Day and let’s get shut of bad rubbish !!

Grald-Hunter

Labour Mutates once again! ‘Old’, ‘New’, ‘Blue’ now ‘Real’ Labour, but remember no change will come to Rotherham Labour – Ed Miliband’s writ does not apply in ‘Scum Labour Tendency’ Rotherham

As Labour gathers in Liverpool this weekend for their Annual Conference, debate has surfaced regarding what Labour is to be ‘branded’ as next. I gather that ‘Next’ Labour has been well fancied but has been discarded in favour of ‘Real’ Labour.

Whatever ‘branding’ stunt Labour pulls nationally, the fact remains that here in Rotherham and elsewhere in the Labour ‘Heartlands’, citizens have to endure a mutant form of Labour, dubbed ‘Scum’ Labour, by Michael Elmer, a local South Yorkshire man, unfortunately living in Beckenham at the moment out of necessity rather than choice.

The fun really started when Michael’s letter was  published in the ‘Tiser on September 9th. I re-publish it here with a small edit restored at the beginning:

Nasty strain infects party

Sir-Labour mutates. There is Old Labour, New Labour, Blue Labour and in South Yorkshire, where Party Leader Ed Miliband has his seat, Scum Labour-an altogether nastier strain.

Once a party of decent working men, that famously “owed more to Methodism than to Marx,” mutant Scum Labour includes liars, politispivs and crooks, with one MP jailed for expenses fraud, another suspended and a third forced to apologise to Parliament when caught out using House of Commons stationery for Party purposes.

Scum Labour also contaminates the body politic at local level with manifest arrogance, bullying, breaking of electoral law and spreading lies about opponents.

The scandalous case of Cllr Gerald Smith, lucky to escape with a police caution, has now gone viral with his outrageous claim that Christian Democrats are far Right reaching the foreign press.

In a statement seen by the Rotherham Advertiser and available on the Rotherham Politics website. Prof D.L. Hanley, this country’s foremost expert on Christian Democracy, has written that this claim “reveals at best political ignorance and at worst a desire to mislead.”

Scum Labour is now affecting Labour’s renewal work.

On June 22 Dr Udo Zolleis, head of planning of the CSU, the Bavarian Christian Democrats, was received in the Palace of Westminster by Blue Labour.

Nasty Tumours and hideous growths like Scum Labour need to be cut out. Smith’s supine cronies may not see this, or else lack the courage to act, but there are cleverer Labour figures at Westminster who do.

Michael Elmer, Beckenham.”

I have spoken to Michael about his critics opinions. He vehemently rejects them! I still can’t think of a better description than ‘Scum’ Labour, to sum up RMBC Labour Group, the local Party machine, Gerald Smith, the antics of Rotherham MP Denis MacShane and the conviction and jailing of Eric Illsley whilst a sitting MP. When you put it that way, it is difficult to argue with the principal conclusion!

In a predictable fashion, Denis MacShane just couldn’t resist rising to the bait and fired off an angry denunciation of Michael Elmer’s opinions, I quote:

“I was saddened to read a letter talking about Ed Miliband and the Labour Party as “Scum Labour” (see Advertiser, September 9).
Coarse abuse permeates too much of our political debate.
Readers would be astonished at the abusive, foul language in emails and letters I get but there is always the delete button or wastepaper basket.
But should this kind of gutter vocabulary appear in our local newspaper? I note the letter was written by someone living in Beckenham.
I hope the local weekly in Beckenham would not publish a letter from Rotherham about Scum Conservatives or Scum Liberal Democrats.
I am all for robust debate and vivid language, but calling a mainstream democratic political party scum debases political discourse and degrades political Language.

Denis MacShane MP, House of Commons, London.

The following week a young man, who comments freely here under the moniker community champion and in letters to the ‘Tiser as P.J. Cawkwell of Conisborough, jumped on the bandwagon and produced this missive published last Friday. Hoped it would be available on the ‘Tiser’s website but unfortunately it is not, so I will have to type it out. Hope the ‘Tiser don’t mind? I quote:

Disgusted at ‘Scum’ label

I am disgusted that a mainstream left-wing democratic political party can be described as “scum” in your newspaper see Advertiser, September 9).

I am disgusted that local activists like myself have been branded “Labour scum” simply for wanting to improve our towns and villages with everything from bold ideas to small, insignificant changes to help the community in any way we can.

What really does stick in my throat is how the website http://www.rotherhampolitics.org.uk/ and it’s author/contributors can pull down a member of Rotherham town centre’s business community for wanting to kick start reinvestment in the High Street.

Rotherham needs the investment and innovation that Chris Hamby’s project can bring.

I really do feel positive about the town centre, until I read vindictive letters on that website or in this newspaper which pull Rotherham to pieces.

If Rotherham and it’s people offend you so much may I suggest you move to another town.

P.J. Cawkwell, Conisborough.

Thanks a lot Patrick, for being the first to successfully get this blog’s full web address into the ‘Tiser, you have done us a service there!

PJ’s letter is most interesting, it certainly displays greater erudition, vocabulary and sentence construction than any of his other contributions which can be found all over this blog like a rash! Was he really the author? Or did he have help, perhaps he phoned a friend?

P.J. really should understand the very real difference between ‘Scum’ Labour and Labour ‘Scum’, they mean quite different things and to use them interchangeably is a distortion of the truth.

As for his rambling, synthetic rant about one of our previous posts, The Bank of Rotherham – From the Taxpayers Alliance. This report was brought to readers from the Taxpayers Alliance for readers edification and enlightenment, it certainly was not expressing mine nor other blog contributors opinions collectively, and it is a ridiculous distortion of the facts to say that it is! Only two comments have been left, one from PJ and the other from a contributor Grald-Hunter!

Nothing about this post should have resulted in PJ attacking this blog or it’s contributors because the opinion alleged simply is not a reasonable interpretation of the facts nor an excuse to write such drivel, parading inaccuracies and to expect the ‘Tiser to print it! Unless of course, they may not have intended to be entirely helpful? If PJ’s mate, Denis MacShane, gets his way, with a small claims libel court, PJ, would I am afraid, be going there pronto! Along with Gerald Smith, I would imagine?

One thing is entirely clear, PJ a member of Doncaster Labour Party, and Labour Maltby Town Councillor, Stewart Platt, are both extremely greedy with the frequency of their comments, some are priceless, all are ignorant and extraordinarily childish for two grown men! Quite typical of the domineering, Scum Labour Tendency in action. Study the comments carefully and as well as foolish and childishness, a certain arrogance is manifestly present, typical of Scum Labour!

Playing the player, not the ball, is a common stratagem deployed against those with whom they disagree or who have the temerity to stand up and be counted,  standing in local elections in opposition to the candidates of the Scum Labour Tendency.

Some of us are old enough to remember some of South Yorkshire’s scandals that have passed in to legend and has characterised this area over the years. Poulson and T Dan Smith, Donnygate and Garvin Reed and the Anti-Poverty Forum spring immediately to mind, but there are many other fine examples of the tendency to corruption, when Labour dominates with untrammelled hegemonic power.

Remember, some serving currently, on borough, town and parish council’s throughout Rotherham, were around when all of the above incidents of corruption and fraud occurred and it frankly stretches credibility too much, to think that these practises are extinct!

Rik

Competition Time:
These are a few random examples of Stewart Pratt and P.J. Cawkwell’s recent comments, some might amuse themselves playing the game of which is which?

No1
LOL!
Your tirade doesn’t let up does it?
Moaning about nothing, day in, day out.
No2
yes thats right your dick
No3
blah blah blah
No4
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh handbags
No5
Tough!
No6
dear i hope you,ll be there with the rest of the INDEPENDENTS joke wat party was u before u to became a failure
No7
sorry i meant ronald u no RONALD MC DONALD CLOWN ,sorry i went early last night don but there was a realy funny man on tv ,even funnier than u think you are.BRAVE HUNTER,dont think so thats why u hide behind a made up name ,warrior no just because u got a10 thunderbolt for your pic dunt make u a warrior.come clean let us no this BRAVE man,or are u really the brave SITTING BULL -SHIT,over to u ronald mc
No8
Oh dear me.
No wonder your right wing lot are doing Rotherham down…people from outside of the town being slated for working there.
What a sorry state Rotherham is in with people like you around to pull it down, inch by inch.
I wonder why Thrilie hasn’t signed up yet to contribute? Hmmmm……………….
No9
I have to say that I agree with Denis on this issue 110%
No10
u going round in ya a10 don,its dark out thereoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
There all on here somewhere. Happy hunting!

MacShane’s Blogger Profile – less than honest? In need of the odd correction?

Denis MacShane

About Me
The Right Honourable Dr Denis MacShane MP is widely recognised as one of Parliament’s leading policy experts on European and international affairs. He worked at the Foreign Office from 1997-2005 as a Parliamentary Private Secretary and then a Minister. He was deputy to the Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, and Minister for Europe until 2005. Well-known in France, Germany, Poland and Spain for his newspaper articles and appearances on television and radio, Dr MacShane is the author of several books on international politics. Dr MacShane has been the Labour MP for the steel-making town of Rotherham in South Yorkshire since 1994. Before that he worked as a BBC reporter and international trade union official. Books Denis MacShane has written or co-authored include: 1979 Using the media 1981 Solidarity – Poland’s Independent Trade Union 1982 Francois Mitterrand 1984 Power! Black Workers and Unions in South Africa 1990 The Cold War and International Labour 1992 Friendly Fire 1996 The Future of the Steel Industry 2006 Edward Heath 2008 Globalising Hatred. The New Antisemitism
My Blogs
RT HON DR DENIS MACSHANE MP

I provide the uncorrected text both for your amusement and to give readers the opportunity to offer criticism and proposals for correction via the comment button.

MacShane bites the hand that fed him?

Denis MacShane Rotherham’s oleaginous and very greedy Member of Parliament, cast adrift by Labour with the suspension of the whip last October, has announced that his phone was hacked and he would be issuing proceedings against one of his old employers! See ‘Tiser here.

Labour sources confirm that MacShane is most unlikely to remain a Labour MP and at some point a selection battle to replace MacShane, at a by-election perhaps, but certainly for the next General Election. The smart money seems to be being placed on a local rising star in Labours firmament, but a note of caution, Rotherham Constituency has been here before, last time the ‘local boy’ was Peter Thirlwall, remember what happened then?

The Rotherham Constituency Labour Party is in turmoil I hear, with many General Management Committee members in open revolt, no longer even prepared to speak to Denis and the one thing they all agree upon is that Denis must go. They are thoroughly fed up with the antics and plain greed of their MP and their embarrassment at Denis’s disgrace is manifest.

Denis MacShane is a past President of the National Union of Journalists and has form for abusing his influence abominably, no more so than when he threatens fellow Journos with NUJ discipline if they ask awkward questions along the lines regularly rehearsed in the excellent and informative MacShane Files. In short, as well as his many other failings, being a ‘low down bully’ can be added to the list of his calumnies.

The only person who thinks that he can survive this is Denis himself! He is about to discover that he is wrong! No one is above the party and he will be required to fall on his sword once the Met police and the CPS pull their fingers out, whether he likes it or not!

Is his legal battle to come with his former employers, just another attempt to milk the system for all he can get to go towards a comfortable retirement paid for up to now, largely by us, as is the ‘House in London’ from which he receives rental income, that we paid for along with his property just off Moorgate that he ripped us off for ‘office rent’, to the tune of £125,000 in five years! That exceeds the properties worth, even possibly today!

Only Denis would have thought it a good idea to remain in the House of Commons after last years General Elections. The exposure of Eric Illsley, almost as soon as the last vote was counted, did not bode well for Denis and by October he had himself been suspended from the Labour Whip. Unlike Jim Devine, who at least misused real invoices, Denis’s were considerably more amateur than that!

Why did he stay? Hubris and greed I should imagine. He could easily have left with his reputation intact and still made a living from writing. Another benefit for Denis would have been his long term relationship with Joan Smith, which might have survived if Joan had remained in blissful ignorance of Denis’s greed and deceptions. No one would have remained interested for long in the past claims of an ex MP and the scale of his greed would not have become public.

Denis’s brother, Edmund Matyjaszek the poet and School Headmaster must despair of his younger brother’s activities, as he rather forcibly included him as the provider of ‘research and translation services’ that never were!

Finally, I wonder whether they will let him out of prison to fight his civil case against News Group Newspapers? An amusing thought, I must say!

Accidental Anarchist