Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Name that Scandal!

Forget the actualities of the last scandal that is engulfing the Labour Party and Brown's Government. There is a much more important question that needs to be answered. What do we call it? This point has been raised by the Times sketch writer Ann Trenemen today. 'Cash for no Honours?' was one of her suggestions.

So here's the deal, it's competition time. Let's name this latest scandal and winner will get...erm... a blank cheque from Mickey Mouse made of rubber made out for £25,000 that you could either try to cash or perhaps give to the Labour Party. I was thinking 'Cyphergate' maybe. I considered 'HotpointGate' but I think Hotpoint - who clearly make marvellous washing machines -might not be best pleased with their name being dragged through the Brown stuff.

You never know, your entry could end up being recorded in the anals [sic] of British political history if it's really good, although don't bet on it! Over to you.


Anonymous said...

FUBARgate. They certainly should be after this utter disgrace.

Anonymous said...

Maybe just put everything under the generic heading of 'Labourgate: some new sleaze', then you can have 'Labourgate 2: the sleaze strikes back', 'Labourgate 3: Return of the sleaze' etc

Anonymous said...

"The Git that goes on Giving"


Anonymous said...

Too early to say, Dizzy, but how about Yellow-water. Do you know this song?
Father Abrahams had many sons,
Many sons had Father Abrahams,
I am one of them and so are you,
So let's all praise the Lord.

Anonymous said...

How about "Levygate" or "Cherie`s Revenge"


Anonymous said...

Smurfgate - as all seems to begin and end with Father Abrahams.

Anonymous said...

Oh, something in the tradition of political scandals but vaguely biblical perhaps:

Abraham's Gate

Can also double as an SF novel.

Anonymous said...

If somebody makes secret donations to a political party and receives expedited planning permission it's called "systematic political corruption". I've yet to be convinced that's not what happened.

Anonymous said...

Obvious, really: "Cash for getting £60 million pound business park planning objections dropped". Ok, it's a bit of a long title, but there ya go :-)

Praguetory said...


Pun intended.

Anonymous said...

Flush Gordon.
The Brown economy.
The fundslushers.
The Bung-lers.

Croydonian said...

'The Kidd stays in the picture?'

No harman in trying that, at least.

The Creator said...


Anonymous said...

How about:
"Second-hand Rose Affair"
"Watts' Cash-cade?"

Alan Douglas said...

SNAFUL-gate94 ?


There are plenty more numbers after that, and we ARE going to need them.

Alan Douglas

Matthew Scott said...


"utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute"

Anonymous said...

'the great evasion'

I like the way that the labour party doesn't even bother to send a thank you letter to one of its biggest donors (or even make any contact whatsoever). I hope they are forced to give the money back to innocent proxy, it would teach them all a lesson!

Chris Almighty! said...


Geezer said...

Was thinking the same thing this morning. Branding this scandal is very important, something that can be slung back at Labour wankers for many years to come.

Keeping it simple seems best.

How about GordonGate?

It's punchy, memorable and descriptive. As well as having a that alliteration that trips off the tongue.

flashgordonnz said...

Builder gate?

I have evasion?

Labour has evasion?

(a play on "a vision", if not obvious)

Name that donor

Donor keebab

I donor where the money came from, honest

Anonymous said...

Well on my blog I have started calling it "Donorgate"

Does that get anywhere?

Anonymous said...

Since all sorts of things now seem to be getting out, how about
"Shut the Effingate?"

Guido Fawkes said...

Donorgate it is methinks.

Fitaloon said...

Kebabgate as they are all fucking skewered by this and it goes with donar.