November 26th, 2010

+ + + Revealed : That Wikileaks D-Notice + + +

The D-Notice system is about to meet the reality of the internet in the twenty-first century...

From: Andrew Vallance
Sent: Fri 26/11/2010 12:42

To: Sunday Telegraph; Ian Martin; Sunday Telegraph; Channel Five; Caroline Wyatt; C4 News Desk; Sun; Kevin Brown; Sunday Mail; Mail on Sunday; Five TV; Associated Press TV; William Lewis; Tim Marshall; Press Gazette; Allister Heath; Jonathan Collett; Daily Telegraph; Daily Record; Evening Standard; Daily Star; Independent on Sunday; Observer; Foresight News; Daily Express; Sunday Times; Financial Times; Associated Press; Times; Spark FM; chris wissun; Sunday Mirror; Sunday Herald; News of the World; Tom Newton-Dunn; Stephen Abell; Scotsman; Press Association; BFBS Will Inglis; Will Gore; Mark Birdsall; Guardian; Daily Mail; Daily Mirror; People; Foresight News; Telegraph Legal; Glenmore Trenear-Harvey; Sunday Post; Reuters; ITV News Desk; Independent; Evening Times; Jonathan Grun; Glasgow Herald; Five TV

Subject: DA Notice Letter of Advice to All UK Editors – Further Wikileaks Disclosures

To All Editors

Impending Further National Security Disclosures by Wikileaks

I understand that Wikileaks will very shortly release a further mass of US official documents onto its internet website. The full scope of the subject matter covered by these documents remains to be seen, but it is possible that some of them may contain information that falls within the UK’s Defence Advisory Notice code. Given the large number of documents thought to be involved, it is unlikely that sensitive UK national security information within these documents would be recognised by a casual browser. However, aspects of national security might be put at risk if a major UK media news outlet brought such information into obvious public prominence through its general publication or broadcast.

Therefore, may I ask you to seek my advice before publishing or broadcasting any information drawn from these latest Wikileaks’ disclosures which might be covered by the five standing DA Notices. In particular, would you carefully consider information that might be judged to fall within the terms of DA Notice 1 (UK Military Operations, Plans and Capabilities) and DA Notice 5 (UK Intelligence Services and Special Forces). May I also ask you to bear in mind the potential consequential effects of disclosing information which would put at risk the safety and security of Britons working or living in volatile regions where such publicity might trigger violent local reactions, for example Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan?

As always, I am available 24/7 to offer DA Notice guidance…

Yours Sincerely,

Andrew Vallance

Air Vice-Marshal
Secretary, Defence Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee


347 Comments

  1. 1
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    It’s a Calamity, get me out of here……………

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    • 6
      limpdick-obit says:

      I’m a celeb, I’m outta here :-)

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      • 19
        Leaks Happen says:

        It won’t work.

        The notice is too sweeping and the information revealed could be sensational.

        Some of the Media might wait for internet sites to publish first but the temptation to have a huge exclusive will prove too much particularly in today’s cut-throat media climate.

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      • 274
        Crikey says:

        They might disclose that Gordon Brown is a plonker? We need this sort of information?

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    • 88
      Panic over leaked British secrets: U.S. puts No.10 on alert as 3m documents are set to go online says:

      U.S. warns Britain over new WikiLeaks revelations that will ‘expose corruption between allies’

      3 million documents set to go online
      Bombshell leak thought to include U.S. assessments of Gordon Brown
      Secret talks on return of Lockerbie bomber to Libya may also be leaked

      Allegations ‘include U.S. backing of Kurdish terrorists’
      U.S. diplomats face being kicked out of countries in backlash
      Corrupt politicians expected to be named and shamed

      David Cameron was warned last night by America that damaging secrets of the ‘special relationship’ are about to be laid bare.
      The U.S. ambassador to London made an unprecedented personal visit to Downing Street to warn that whistleblower website WikiLeaks is about to publish secret assessments of what Washington really thinks of Britain.

      The website is on the verge of revealing almost 3million documents, including thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables sent to Washington from the American embassy in London.

      The bombshell leak is thought to include U.S. assessments of Gordon Brown’s personality and his prospects of winning the General Election, and secret discussions on the return of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya.

      Assessments of David Cameron’s election chances and his private assurances to U.S. officials may also be included, Government sources believe.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333213/U-S-warns-Britain-allies-expect-embarrassing-WikiLeaks-expose-days.html#ixzz16RbIkClo

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    • 142
      Anonymous says:

      Hope it say some thing about Mr Blair’s income as well?

      I wonder whether these are bribes for the past services or he is good at advising.

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    • 305
      Just sayin says:

      Why no BBC or SKY NEWS?

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    • 342
      Engdahl says:

      Something Stinks about Wikileaks – By F. William Engdahl, 3 August 2010
      Since the dramatic release of a US military film of a US airborne shooting of unarmed journalists in Iraq, Wiki-Leaks has gained global notoreity and credibility as a daring website that releases sensitive material to the public from whistleblowers within various governments. Their latest “coup” involved alleged leak of thousands of pages of supposedly sensitive documents regarding US informers within the Taliban in Afghanistan and their ties to senior people linked to Pakistan’s ISI military intelligence. The evidence suggests however that far from an honest leak, it is a calculated disinformation to the gain of the US and perhaps Israeli and Indian intelligence and a coverup of the US and Western role in drug trafficking out of Afghanistan. Since the posting of the Afghan documents some days ago the Obama White House has given the leaks credibility by claiming further leaks pose a threat to US national security. Contd…

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  2. 2
    Head ICC Honcho says:

    Come on Guido, lets be having it…

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    • 25
      They are shitting themselves says:

      U.S. Prepares Allies for Embarrassing Wikileaks

      The U.S. Department of State has been working overtime to warn its allies that Wikileaks could be releasing this weekend highly sensitive details about the inner workings of government and diplomatic relations.

      U.S. Embassy officials in Canada, Australia, Britain, Turkey and Israel, among others, have all warned their counterparts about the impending release.

      Previously, Wikileaks said the release would be “seven times” as large as the Iraq and Afghanistan war documents released in October.

      State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley said Wednesday that Wikileaks is in possession of “classified cab les,” although he did not elaborate on their content.

      http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-20023911-503543.html

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      • 158
        smoggie says:

        Why didn’t they just take out a full double page ad in The Times to advertise that there is some juicy stuff coming out in WikiLeaks?

        Can’t believe they want to hide the stuff – this has had the opposite effect.

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        • 216
          Nick2 says:

          IMO the US has to emphasise the risks of revealing the information, since the Grauniad et al are unlikely to be able to scrutinise all of the data exhaustively.

          To be honest, extremely disparaging comments about Bliar/Brown/Davey Blair etc are probably less damaging to the UKUSA intelligence alliance than more technical stuff. The former is opinion, however embarrassing whereas the latter could be criminal/actionable in international court.

          Also, St Omaha probably isn’t going to lose too much sleep over data that puts W’s administration in a bad light. He’d probably view it as karmic payback…

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          • Hard-Lazing Voter says:

            Considering it’s Ebola who’s been President for the last two years and it’s these cables that will be most pertinent, he’ll most likely be kecking it tonight.

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          • WMD says:

            What risks ??

            It proves politicians have been lying over the war ? Well DUH!

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  3. 3
    Deep Who says:

    Blackadder: “So the plan is to run blindly over the top into enemy machine guns.”
    Melchett: “How did you know that, it’s classified.”
    Blackadder: “It’s what we’ve done the last 15 times”.
    Melchett: “Exactly. The Hun won’t expect us to do the same again”

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    • 177
      Beadles Claw says:

      BlackAdder is in a hospital interrogating patients in case they are German spies. He is interrogating Darling.
      Darling: Listen, BlackAdder, I know all three verses of God Save the King.
      Blackadder: Four verses!
      Darling: Four, four! For god’s sake, I’m as English as Queen Victoria!
      Blackadder: You mean your father is German, you’re half-German and you married a German?!

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      • 189
        Anonymous says:

        Do you mean Germans are our rulers?

        Its funny under German Queen we were the world power under Scot / English Queen we are nothing.

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  4. 4
    Scrumpers says:

    It reads more like a wikileaks advertisement.

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    • 338
      Edvard Longwank says:

      To quote Public Enemy: “Silly Wabbits”.

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    • 339
      scratching head says:

      Is that actually a D-notice, or just a polite warning that certain things might be covered by existing D-notices?

      Dunno, I’ve not seen one before. But it lookstoo general to have much of an effect itself.

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  5. 5
    Russell says:

    These guys have no idea of the reality of the 21st century. We no longer just read the papers in the UK.

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    • 39
      BBC Tumbleweed Watch says:

      Correction: We no longer read the papers in the UK.

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    • 101
      Tapestry says:

      Fox News in the US has noticed that the audience is shifting, with one third of Americans believing 911 was an inside job. Two weeks ago they ran a programme saying they were more open-minded than they were on it. Wonderful thing, the internet, at breaking the power of shadow governments. Murdoch is starting to break ranks and go Tea Party. The same will come to Britain in time. I look forward to the first programme admitting the London Tube Bombing was a false flag, carried out with Blair’s knowledge in advance.

      http://the-tap.blogspot.com/2010/11/fox-news-opens-its-mind-about-911-being.html

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      • 102
        you will always have idiots says:

        And three quarters of Americans believe Adam and Eve and Noah happened.
        Really happened. Not just a story. They think it’s true.

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        • 113
          Tapestry says:

          Maybe they did happen. There’s one good source saying they did, and as far as I know, none against.

          Just to mention another move in the media, following the blogs, The Daily Express is now for leaving the EU. This could be a trend.

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          • Sorry Tapestry – that’s not a good source, it’s a bunch of Babylonian myths seen through the eyes of an elite that were removed for good reason from their land.

            Bronze age BS isn’t the sort of thing that civilised people believe in.

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          • Maybe they did happen.. if you're an imbecile says:

            All the scientific evidence confirming an earth 4.54 billion years old, evolution and the impossibility of fitting millions of species onto a wooden ship built by one man isn’t a source ?

            Right.

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          • Grumpy Old Man says:

            Read anything by Richard Leakey. While he has the philosophical development of a 6th former, his knowledge of the origins of the human race is probably unsurpassed.

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          • smoggie says:

            You’ve just fucked your credibility Tapestry. If your “good source” is the Bible, versus Darwin backed up by archaeology, then you’ll not do much persuading this side of the Pond.

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          • Maximus says:

            One should never believe anything without adequate evidence, no?

            In which case the origin of the species is inconclusive. The data is quite compatible with the view that some ape species descended from humans.

            OTOH the concept of a metaphor (in general) and a fable (in particular) implies a narrative that can have more than one referent: the ‘obvious’ one and a ‘coded’ one. It remains a mystery to me why so many so many scientific people continue to be stupid about this. Can it be insecurity?

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          • Hard-Lazing Voter says:

            Quitting the EU is not the same as indulging in Islamism-denying Trooferism.

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        • 130
          Noah says:

          Believe me Father Christmas was on my ark.

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        • 246
          Mike Hunt says:

          To believe anything else would be non Christian, and you where that ends up.

          Emperor’s New Clothes?

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      • 122
        Tapestry says:

        I didn’t make the world. I just thought it a reasonable notion that, as it wasn’t me, someone else must have done it. I agree that the details are a bit hard to fathom, but the principle remains.

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        • 125
          Poor Bill says:

          So there was no flooding at the end of the last Ice age ?

          So much for geology and climate studies.

          Tell those Norfolk morons to stop going on about sea defences while we are it.

          “Like all stories told around camp-fires or in a pub, they expand with the telling.!

          By the way : “In the begining was the word”

          “The word was ‘Bang’, And it was a big one”

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          • Noah says:

            Bit crowded on this fucking boat what with every animal species and the wife. Fuck it! Killl the dinosaurs love I’m starving.

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        • 134
          Peter Pandemic says:

          That’s the opposite of a reasonable notion. That’s a silly notion.

          There’s no evidence “someone” was needed to “make” the world.

          Beware of “must have” without a “because”.

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          • Senator Bloodn' Gore, says:

            The entire Universe, meaning this and approximately 5,000 other galaxies, was created in 1/39,000 of a second by means of an explosion of a ball of matter weighing approximately 2 kilograms and being the size of a small bowling ball within a never ending vacuum and proving this is apparently what Cern with its large Hadron Collider is all about. Whether you believe in God or not this is pretty impressive as it also screws with accepted physics in that matter can neither be destroyed nor a it be created.

            Rather puts any Wikileaks in context, just one more short duration new story that will create some very red faces….sadly it will also put some innocent people at serious risk.

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        • 180
          the old Dufflebag says:

          I can’t believe you are writing this stuff tapestry…quote…

          ‘I agree that the details are a bit hard to fathom, but the principle remains’

          At every level that must rank as one of the best understatements on guido’s blog of all time….priceless.

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        • 266
          AC1 says:

          > I didn’t make the world. I just thought it a reasonable notion that, as it wasn’t me, someone else must have done it.

          That’s completely unreasonable. Who made the someone else? Daft.

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          • Tapestry says:

            If we are the only intelligence in the universe, that would be possible, but also rather unlikely. As to creationism and so on, we all are entitled to have beliefs, unless there is proof one way or the other. Interesting this mini-thread stretched so far as it has. Shows people are interested in thinking about such issues. And I thought Guido’s mob were a bunch of frustrated wankers. Shows how wrong you can be.

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      • 262
        AC1 says:

        OMGNTSA

        Look a bunch of muslims flew a plane full of fuel into a building and murdered a lot of people.

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        • 343
          Tapestry says:

          Not Moslems. They are for the most part good gentle people. They did not carry out 911 or 7/7. These were false flag inside jobs carried out by our own governments to commit us to wars we otherwise would not have agreed to.

          These are far more dangerous – our own governments who think our lives are expendable to their schemes and ambitions.

          They bomb us and use propaganda to disguise their dirty work as that of others. They bankrupt our once healthy economies. They kidnap our children and commit them to institutions where they can be raped with impunity.

          I would rather a Moslem any day to David Cameron, Tony Blair and those others who think us a sub-human species that they can subjugate, murder and exploit.

          Read Christoper Booker today for the most disgusting story you will ever read. As I say bring us Moslems please. Fear instead our own government. They are the ones that need to be destroyed before they destroy us.

          http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rqH4fUbko2U/TPGpJ_ihfEI/AAAAAAAASjo/8psORFBB1O0/s1600/Booker+chin.jpg

          If Cameron thinks he is a good person who cares about the quality to our lives, why does he permit child seizure from innocent parents to be continuing and growing in Britain?

          These stories of state child seizure should be carried by the Daily Express now. They must expose the disgusting acts of the same politicians and bureaucrats that desire us to be ruled by the EU and other OWG supranational institutions, who are so distant and powerful, they believe themselves untouchable whatever they do.

          http://the-tap.blogspot.com/2009/09/german-government-wants-children-groped.html

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  6. 7
    Anonymous says:

    So nothing to do with the Americans assessment of the condem coalition then?

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  7. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Hunts.
    That is all.

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  8. 9
    Cassandrina says:

    Perhaps the BBC will leak items like they did on the Falklands and even WWII?

    Would like to know what Obama has said to UN etc.
    Time our MOD got real just like Russel states.

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    • 184
      Bodie & Doyle says:

      The British media sat on the story that there were 50+ US mercenaries fighting for the Argies. Many were killed – some bayonetted after they could have been detained.

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  9. 10
    Correction says:

    That should be IainMartian, surely?

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    • 16
      Reading The Telegraph destroyed my brain says:

      Who cares, FFS ? Looking at that list of publications reminds me just how many tens of thousands of useless wankers there are in the written media.

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      • 30
        The Telegraph wasn't always as crap as it is today says:

        It’s not tens of thousands, it’s a couple of guys copying and pasting from Twitter and Facebook.

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        • 45
          jgm2 says:

          Not even. These so-called ‘journalists’ get all their ‘news’ from press releases.

          Even the expenses scandal was handed to them on a plate. Useless c*u*n*ts to a man. Newspapers filled with celeb pictures and Tiffany (23) from Stourbridge (34-24-34) telling us how worried she is about North Korea. And that’s the Telegraph.

          The BBC reporting faithfully from College Green the vacuous mouthings of some vagrant Labour shadow fuckwit.

          40 years ago when I was just a kid, the least trusted people in the UK were politicians, journalists, estate agents and lawyers. 20 years ago I used to think people who thought like that they were just cynical old fuckers.

          They weren’t cynical. They were just realistic.

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          • Mandy the mincer, Lord of the ever open flies. says:

            you forgot to mention the fucking pigs.

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          • AC1 says:

            Nowadays it seems there’s a revolving door between politicians, lawyers and journalism. Oh and all the fuckers are into rent-seeking BTL (subbed by the taxpayer).

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          • Anonymous says:

            ah, the unskilled british middle class!

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          • Lord Haw Haw says:

            I agree, the media is just a handful of people manipulating the Masses point of view. The worse offender is the BBc, unless they become 100% transparent across the board and declare the true political gender of ALL its employees then this will remain so. Failure to do so will always throw up the question, is the BBc impartial? About 17 years ago we went to Romania and were amazed at Ceausescu’s regime, state run media was a terrible manipulation of the truth with up to 80% of air time dedicated to Rom. Gov. propaganda. Income tax under his regime was running at 70 % and guess what there was a handful of very rich at the top and some very poor people at the bottom.

            So yes JMG2 40 years ago I was brought up to not trust politicians, journalists, estate agents and lawyers but I will emphasis to my children not to trust the state run media, it is and will always be the biggest offender.

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          • smoggie says:

            Also in the Telegraph..

            Rage is rife in the lawless land of the internet
            Self-important dweebs are the scourge of life online

            Now who does that remind you of?!

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  10. 11
    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    Cab for Andrew Vallance. Destination: reality.

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    • 133
      Tony E says:

      The letter itself seems like quite a measured response to the situation. He doesn’t threaten, just requests that the journalists in question refer to him any material which they believe might apprach the normal standing D notices for advance clearance.

      Ok, it might be finger in the dyke and probably won’t have much effect, but he couldn’t really just sit and do nothing.

      As it is, I would imagne that the coalition are quite relaxed about this. The most obvious outcome is that the previous Labour government was allowing all sorts of corruption and collusion with foriegn agents with little thought of the consequences. There will also be advice to US ambasadors which probably states that they though Gordon was insane and not to be trusted. There will be some FCO/State Frencie Bashing which will give the government plenty of opportunity to get rid of Brown’s civil service chums.

      The most dangerous things to come out might be assessments where the EU/Eurozone is headed, assessments of coalition politicians and possibly collusion with foreign terrorists against other states. None of this is likely to hurt the coalition too much as it has not been in office long enough to be responsible for it.

      The opposition front bench however, will be shitting themselves. And Millipede senior too I suspect.

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      • 139
        yalleriron says:

        That’s a good analysis, and probably very close to the truth. From what I’ve heard on the Beeb, the thrust of the Yanks’ warning is about embarrassing remarks about allies. Clearly, saying nasty things about, for example, Brown or British embassies abroad will not help things along, but doesn’t really have a major impact on security matters.

        That being so, the US feels obliged to inject some security implications, whether true, hyperbole or downright lies, in order to give suppression some legitimacy which would otherwise not be the case if it was merely about snide remarks and hurt feelings.

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        • 271
          AC1 says:

          Why would Yanks say embarrassing things about British competence…

          http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010/11/27/story_27-11-2010_pg7_7

          LONDON: British spies promoted an impostor whom they believed was a top Taliban commander key to the Afghan peace process, paying him several hundred thousand dollars, reports said on Friday.

          Britain’s foreign intelligence service MI6 believed the man to be insurgent leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, a figure capable of negotiating with US and Afghan officials, The Times and The Washington Post reported. Agents even flew the man on Royal Air Force transport planes from Pakistan to Kabul on several occasions, but it now appears he was either a minor rebel, a shopkeeper or even just a conman, the reports said.

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      • 272
        AC1 says:

        Anyone downloaded it and done a word search for “Brown”?

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      • 301
        WMD says:

        So relaxed the U.S. ambassador to London made an unprecedented personal visit to Downing Street to warn that whistleblower website WikiLeaks is about to publish secret assessments of what Washington really thinks of Britain.

        THEY

        ARE

        ALL

        SHITTING

        THEMSELVES

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  11. 12
    Tony Blair says:

    Cherie! All our secrets are gonna be out! Quick, pack our bags! We’ll get the first flight to an oil rich arab country where they love us and there’s a royal dictatorship with rotten human rights record that’ll protect us.

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    • 18
      Slotgob says:

      Can we make it close to a Berlusconi villa ??? You know how I hate paying for things.

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      • 140
        yalleriron says:

        It all depends on what’s on Cherie’s latest shopping list. English country houses and Central London “pads” are a bit scarce in Italy, Dubai and Saudi. Perhaps they could knock some down and take them over there like London Bridge to Arizona?

        The other bling and tat they can always get off Ebay.

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      • 270
        Anonymous says:

        Has any on seen the latest photo of her 4th kid?

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    • 20
      David Cameron says:

      I’m not worried they might reveal anything about me and Obama.
      And that’s why I’ve slapped a D-notice on it all.

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      • 26
        Obama says:

        You’re that limey pinko commie guy who took over from that Scottish pinko commie guy, right?

        You’re OK, then. I like pinko commies. Have ya seen my crappy US-NHS healthcare plans? They’re like as shit as yours!

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      • 27
        jgm2 says:

        Good point.

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      • 248
        Maximus says:

        Another ‘cast-iron’ guarantee from Dave the Cameraman? I hope the CIA are aware of his particular type of ironmongery.

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  12. 13

    Can anyone tell me whether D notices apply to blogs?

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    • 29
      Al says:

      surely they can’t apply to you if you don’t receive one?

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    • 135
      Tony E says:

      Possibly, but they are almost impossible to enforce because of jurisdictional limits. However, if the blogs are posted from anywhere insidethe EU, an EU arrest warrrent may be used. Also if the offence is also against any US notice, they can take you from anywhere inside the UK and try you there without recourse to an evidenciary hearing here.

      Eire will not be a safe haven unless the Irish governement decide to be awkward – which is unlikely seeing as the English are abut to give them £7 billion, which they will almost certanly default on.

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  13. 14
    Assange says:

    Yes means no, no means harder right?

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  14. 15
    Phone call from Bush to Blair says:

    I’m bored. Let’s invade somewhere.

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  15. 17
    A Firm Pair Of Breasts says:

    How about Mauritania?

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  16. 21
    jgm2 says:

    It appears that Andrew Valance is available 24/7. If only we had his home phone number then we could ring him at (say) 3am on Sunday and ask his opinion on such-and-such a document.

    Him being available 24/7 and all.

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  17. 22
    Snotsicle says:

    It’s terribly bad form to put a couple of dozen recipients on the “To” line of an e-mail. Particularly when you have repeated half of them.

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  18. 23
    William Hague says:

    Iv’e got a secret, chase me and ill tell you…wwhhoops

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  19. 24
    Anonymous says:

    No BBC?

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  20. 35
    Phone call from Obama says:

    For the hundredth time, Mr Brown, I will NOT appear in an election broadcast with you saying “I endorse Gordon Brown!” Now leave me alone. Michelle was about to give me some sweet sweet lovin.

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  21. 37
    So shell ism says:

    According to the Standard, Ed Miliband today said that he’s a socialist and proud of it. Well now it’s guaranteed that Labour will get rid of him!

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  22. 38
    Hamish says:

    I thought it was quite a reasonable request, courteously put.
    It is very probable that British lives could be put at risk by this information being released, not just politicians’ reputations.
    Obviously if your priority is to nail the latter, you won’t care about the damage to the former.

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    • 41
      Nobody is falling for Government Spin any more says:

      “It is very probable that British lives could be put at risk by this information being released,”

      Like with Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo and the torture and lies already revealed?

      And our troops are all are safe as houses at the moment aren’t they?

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      • 72
        AC1 says:

        If you had to cross a road everyday, would you cover yourself in petrol and have a smoke as you were already taking a risk?

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        • 79
          jgm2 says:

          No.

          So why did we?

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          • AC1 says:

            Did what?

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          • jgm2 says:

            Why did we cover ourselves in petrol and have a smoke?

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          • AC1 says:

            We didn’t that’s why I think it’s a good idea not to put Allied troops at further risk from Soros funded actions.

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          • smell the fear says:

            Don’t waste your time jgm2.

            AC1 is one of Bush’s personal arselickers and is shitting himself at what it will reveal about his hero and the Iraq catastrophe.

            The Americans tried to use the same feeble censorship excuse about endangering lives with the last set of leaks. They were talking shit then and they are talking shit now. Only their little pets and lickspittles pretend to believe it. Just like with WMD.

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          • Government Censorship Apologists have no shame says:

            These are diplomatic cables and leaks stupid.
            They name no troops and will cause acute embarrassment to the US.
            If they upset allies then that is down to the US policy and actions they reveal.

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          • AC1 says:

            So Why are Operational Intelligence and Troop info specifically mentioned in the D-Notice.

            If it mentions Politicians, I’m all for it.

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          • you mean they want to cover it up ??? says:

            because they’re lying and trying to scare the media like the last time

            fairly fucking obvously

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    • 53
      jgm2 says:

      As 7/11 will have informed you we are all at risk from the cheery, happy-clappy force for happiness that is Islam.

      I actually prefer it when those with an issue with our government take direct action against our government. At the moment that appears to be confined to the grunts of the NUS but it may be that, in time, the religion of peace concentrate their ire not on the 60 million who just want to get on with their life but the 650 or so who are content to go along wiyth any imbecility as long as that’s the party’s agenda for today.

      Look at that C*u*n*t Winnick. Supporting his fifth column trashing private property but utterly complicit in voting…

      http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/david_winnick/walsall_north

      Oh aye. Very happy to have folk taking direct action about having to pay 30K to be hidden from the dole queues…

      Voted strongly for introducing student top-up fees.

      but I bet he’d be dead against folk jabbing him in the chest about his knee-jerk support for the Iraq war. The useless c*u*n*t.

      Voted very strongly for the Iraq war.

      The man is a c*u*n*t.

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        AC1 says:

        Nope the man’s a complete hypocrite and windsock, but that puts him in with 650 others.

        Voted strongly for introducing student top-up fees. Good!

        Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. Good!

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    • 56
      The Yorkshire Ripper says:

      Red Ed the Precious One…’…my Prethioush…my Prethioush Soshialiths friends, we is not embarrassedth to be soshialith Sthits’…

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  24. 44
    Gius sabit says:

    Let it b! Let there b light!

    Like

  25. 46
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    I’m sure the CIA could arrest the website owners
    ship them off to some far off land for a couple of years
    imprison them torcher and beat them
    and gently persuade them that if they publish anything
    their families would be found horribly mutilated in a tragic accident ?

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  26. 47
    Begorrah! Where's our £7 Billion Osborne ? says:

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  27. 49
    JamesII says:

    I think the government is pissing in the wind if they think they can stop the flow of information, unless they behave like China or Iran and apply complete control to the internet.

    The days when Maggie Thatcher was able to stop the pubilication of a book about the secret service activities in the UK, but didn’t even suceed in preventing its publication around the world are long gone.

    Now that the internet is here they have no chance and all the better for it. Lets see what governments are really doing in our name.

    My wish is that more will come out about the Al-Megrahi cover up and the deal in the desert.

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    • 58
      MI3 says:

      We know what they’re doing ‘in our name’.

      They’re doing anything and everything that you or I, as individuals, would do a long stretch for.

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      • 85
        AC1 says:

        Are they? I do hope so.

        I rather suspect though, as a very opaque bureaucracy with little oversight, they’re not doing very much at all, with rather high costs to boot too.

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    • 61
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      Yes totally agree there was something really dodgy about that
      Mandlescum making tents with Gaddafi
      Blair there kissing arab arse for BP
      who then end up with massive oil contracts
      i mean that Blair ,you wouldn’t trust him to post a fuckin letter !
      He sets the middle east alight and then gets the job of peace envoy
      now that you couldn’t make up

      Just look at the sleazy bastard and that arab looks dodgy too !

      http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/06/04/article-0-09E4EA7D000005DC-234_468x329.jpg

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  28. 51
    ModBot says:

    *Useful hint #2* Be careful when typing ‘Carry Hole’.

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  29. 52
    Prentiz says:

    I hate to intrude in the comment mong-fest, but I’m quite pleased that we’re trying, no matter how ineffectually, to counter the damage caused by the US’ monumental security breach. Fair dos, if someone has evidence of Gordon Brown pocketting rolls of £20 notes, then it needs to come out. But if its the name of some poor bloody Afghan farmer who spoke out because he was sick of girls having acid thrown on them for wanting to learn to read, then frankly censor away. I’m all for bringing corruption etc to light, but how much of this will actually do that. And how much of this will lead to piss poor bastards in hovels getting slotted so some hipster twat can tell his next conquest how he stuck it to the man.

    That said, the real wankers in this are whichever complete and utter moron of a US general allowed such unprecedented information to be accessible to some pissed off private with a USB stick. Much as I wouldn’t piss in Julius Assange’s teeth if his mouth were on fire, and cheerfully hope he gets to use Ikea’s prison range, the person who should be torn apart by wild horses first is whichever complete and utter muppet allowed his little friend to get the info in the first place. Sods law they’ve probably been promoted.

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    • 57
      Deep Who says:

      Said the drippy mong cocksucker. Fuck the lousy Afghan whores.

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      • 105
        spinning lickspittles says:

        everyone knows it’s got fuck all to do with Afghan farmers and even this lickspittle government censorship apologist knows it

        fly the Prattish twat out to china or north korea if he likes censorship so much

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    • 59
      jgm2 says:

      Nothing to hide – nothing to fear.

      That’s what Labour used to tell us when they were harvesting our DNA and setting us up for ‘voluntary’ compulsory ID cards. You know, voluntary – if you never wanted access to a bank account, a hospital, a horseless carriage permit or a passport.

      So tough for Abdul the Translator but d’ya know, really, what was he thinking trusting these jackasses with his information.

      Every person who gets ‘topped’ by leaked government information is a thousand people who finally understand the folly of giving the c*u*n*t*s any fucking information in the first place.

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      AC1 says:

      +1

      Make the leakers and enablers info public and put them in as much risk as they did to others.

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      • 100
        Bush's little arselickers are shitting themselves says:

        + mong

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      • 104

        Do us all a favour AC1 and go and settle in Hebron or somewhere suitably dangerous…

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        • 106
          Spinning Chickenhawks says:

          AC1 was one of the first Chickenhawks to cheer the Iraq War on his TV.

          Rather than go there of course.

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          • Funnily enough, I went to Jordan just as the war broke out and tried to convince the people I met that not all Brits were wankers like Bliar.

            I found a lovely country full of people that actually want to be able to get along with their insane neighbours – pity they live in that part of the world.

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          • Mr Ned says:

            AC1 is a tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist who believed the lies told by Bush and Blair. He believes the ‘official’ conspiracy theory of 9/11 too even after the commission members and their legal council have publicly admitted that the official 9/11 commission report, their own report, is not the truth.

            This wikileak will contain a lot of true and accurate and genuine info, some of it will be a bit embarrassing diplomatically, but none will cause Bush or Blair to be arrested and charged with crimes.

            Hidden within the mountain of truth will be the lies and propaganda that one nation needs out in public to harm their enemies.

            People are more likely to believe those lies, because of how they are disseminated into the public domain. It would be more believable than having a secretary of state announce these lies from a press conference.

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        • 279
          AC1 says:

          Keep on wearing your tinfoil hats boys.

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  30. 54
    Deep Who says:

    I bet the ragheads will be able to find what they want.

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    • 107
      Corruption ??? Saudi Arabia ??? says:

      I bet the Saudis already knew it since they get told everything before the UK’s PM.

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  31. 55
    Anonymous says:

    From: Andrew Vallance
    Sent: Fri 26/11/2010 12:42
    To:
    Subject: D-Notice

    Dear Bloggers of the Internet,

    Under threat of prosecution, the Defense Department is advising that you are hereby prohibited from re……

    oh f.ck it what’s the point

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  32. 60
    Transcript of Prescott phone call says:

    “Two hundred and fifty extra large deep pan stuffed crust meat feasts please, lad.”

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    • 64
      TRACEY TEMPLE says:

      Oi it’s not true !
      I never let him stuff my crust on the first date !

      Like

    • 70
      Anonymous says:

      From: C Powell
      To: J Straw
      Subject: Room service bill
      Jack stop Must discuss $2300 bill for hotel cheeseburgers and hotdogs left unpaid for room allocated to J Prescott during last NATO summit stop Also cleaning bill for regurgitation incident involving J Prescott and limousine stop Call me stop

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  33. 66
    The Libyan Lilly Savage says:

    No wonder Mandelson was spending so much time in Libya !

    http://foodcourtlunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/gaddafi.jpg

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  34. 69
    giz ussssh awwll yer money..ye engleeeesh baaaaasttbllleeeeuuurgh! says:

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    • 75
      jgm2 says:

      Do you remember prior to the UK election when they scoured the UK looking for a Gordon Brown look-a-alike?

      All the time they had only to go across to Ireland and take one look at Brian Cowen.

      The two were separated at birth.

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      • 291
        Mike Hunt says:

        Should have been strangled at birth.

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        • 325
          Airey Belvoir says:

          Nobody can beat the Irish for taking the piss out of their elected leaders. While we keep working on the right appellation for Brown (McRuin, Broon, Snotgobbler etc etc) they just went for the wonderful ‘Biffo’ – (Big Ignorant Fecker From Offaly )- which apparently really gets to him. Fair play, lads!

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  35. 73
    Top secret security memo says:

    The man in the Go Compare ads is an enemy of the state.

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  36. 74
    Email to No10 staff in 2007 on the eve of new PM taking office says:

    Please remember to give Mr Brown his pills at the correct times or he’s liable to shit himself in front of others.

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  37. 77
    Ewanme says:

    Cooeee , Billy Boredom xx .

    You watchin the cricket , honey ??

    OMG – someone jus dropped one .

    E x .

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  38. 78
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ve just dropped one.

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  39. 89
    Anonymous says:

    Have looked at some & they are censored in that most individuals haven’t been named nor in many cases have the towns where the incidents took place

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  40. 90
    Anonymous says:

    We know what you let us know ain’t worth knowing.
    We know the stuff worth knowing is what you don’t want us to know.

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  41. 92
    Cupid Stunt says:

    ilikesnow

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  42. 98
    If you're not fast you're last says:

    There’s going to be a race as the blogger who gets the juciest stuff out first will get an avalanche of hits.

    Like

    • 103

      The file is about 2 gig in size, with nearly 3 million documents in it.

      It’s also encrypted using 256 bit AES, and so far Wikileaks hold the key, so until they’re ready to drop the big one it’s most unlikely anyone without a quantum computer could read anything.

      Wait for Sunday – I’m sure the Grauniad and maybe even the Telegraph will have the goods.

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      • 108
        If you're not fast you're last says:

        As you said though, 3 million documents.
        So any enterprising blogger who strikes gold quickly enough from all that data on Sunday is going to scoop everyone and reap the rewards in hits.

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      • 214

        2 gigs?! Awww shit, i’m going to miss out. I’ve only about half a gig of space left on my hard drive. The rest is taken up with tranny p0rn and I can’t bear to delete any of it. Visit my blog for more details.

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        • 340
          the beast of the west bank of regents park canal says:

          Are you sure that it isnt Tarmac porn?
          “The boys with the black stuff”
          Hot black spades in oily sweaty scenarios

          Like

      • 275
        stilyagi_air_corps says:

        Official documents = cribs aplenty. Anyone on this site got a Beowulf cluster ? I wonder if Assange zipped the documents before encrypying them…

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  43. 109
    albacore says:

    Let’s see – the septics got conned out of another 2,000,000 secret files and don’t know what’s in ‘em but they’ve said sorry, so everything’s turned out nice again apart from titivating the loose ends.
    They’re having a larf, aren’t they?
    Even Dave wouldn’t fall for that one.
    That’s as daft as scrapping a nice aircraft carrier and its brill aeroplanes and whistling Dixie for ten years while Airfix make you another one (with no aeroplanes, mind) plus a spare to put on the mantelpiece;
    or borrowing £9 billion every year to give away to anybody except your own folks;
    or living the life of Riley on tick, even though you’re already flat broke and hocked up to your eyebrows;
    or…

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    • 111

      The Harriers will cost too much to keep, and since the Liebour lot cocked up the aircraft carrier contract we’re a bit farked. The proposed replacements (F35s) won’t get to us till later cause good old Bibi Netanyahoo has collared the first production run outside the US.

      I’m really looking forward to the Septic’s assessment of the monocular mentalist though – that should be right good fun.

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      • 123
        albacore says:

        I wonder if Dave disdains to pay insurance premiums on those fine houses of his.
        As for Gordon, what can the septics add that would sink his reputation further?
        Do we need to see the Hollywood version before we believe it?

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      • 137
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        The aircraft carriers are not so much a military neccessity as a way of porking £6 Billion of English taxpayers money into the industrial desert that is Jockland.

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  44. 116
    Mrs David Kelly says:

    I was singularly unimpressed by a capital “S” being employed in “Yours Sincerely”; for what it is worth.

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  45. 120
    dr. sipp says:

    1st leak

    C.I.A

    the british building 2 aircraft-carriers–no planes/something doesnt tally up

    is it possible brits have invisible planes?

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  46. 124
    The Court of Public Opinion says:

    No thit, therlock.

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  47. 127
    The US military says:

    We can kill who we like, torture who we like, say what we like.

    But we HATE it when we are found out.

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  48. 128
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’ve just done my own leak.

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  49. 129
    curious says:

    OK, who hit Bollock Omaha?

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  50. 131
    The US military says:

    God told us to do it.

    Over.

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  51. 143
    David Cameron says:

    I said to Samantha, “Ooh on the news it say’s there is going to be my cock lengths worth of snow!”
    Samantha said, “Oh the insects better put there wellies on.”

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  52. 144
    Chris Huhne says:

    We don’t need a dinner bell in our house.

    We’ve got a smoke alarm.

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  53. 146
    David Miliband Labour Leader in waiting Tweet says:

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  54. 147
    Tory Peer says:

    Will you fuckers stop breeding

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  55. 149
    Bob Crow says:

    WE NEED TO CONTINUE THE CAMPAIGN – KEEP UP THE PRESSURE STUDENT STRIKE! ON TUESDAY 30th NOVEMBER!

    (Click ‘read more’ to see the locally organised events)

    The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts and a general assembly of London students have issued a call for further action on the 30 November.

    It’s not long now until the Con-Dems try to pass their education cuts through parliament, and if they do – we will keep fighting!

    But in the meantime – ALL OUT FOR THE 30 NOVEMBER!

    • No to fees
    • No to cuts
    • Save EMA

    (tax the filthy rich, like Guido Fawkes, to fund education for all)

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    • 152
      Bring in the military to crack a few skulls says:

      Your one jelous fucker TaT
      you want money ?
      stop sitting around your piss soaked bedsit and go back to McDonalds
      and earn a few quid instead of taking the studen tand spongers approach that the taxpayer should pay for everything !

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    • 217
      Just Sayin' Like says:

      Don’t want to pay for your micky mouse degree eh? Well how about getting a fucking job instead then.

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  56. 151
    The Libyan Lilly Savage says:

    O/T but on this panorama programme about the fifa corruption scandal
    the bbc is owned by the state
    at the moment Cameron is in charge of said state
    so if it is going to be so damaging to britains bid why does he not stop it ?
    after all i couldn’t give a flying fuck about the world cup
    but i do want to see the bbc taken down a peg or two
    or preferably broken up and sold off
    !
    If Murdoch didn’t like something
    i’m sure he would stop sky putting it out !

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  57. 155
    DAVE (all wind and piss) CAMERON says:

    on their first date Call me Dave gets SamCam upstairs and closes the bedroom door
    he drops his pants and thrusts forward saying “what do you think of that ? ”
    She looks at it and say’s “Oh David it’s just like a cock, But Smaller”

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  58. 156
    Stoke says:

    Does it reveal if Anne Widdecombe stays in Strictly this week?

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    • 160
      Keep dancing !!!!! says:

      You’ll be telling us that Strictly is actually a dance contest next !!! Still it’s worth Ann staying in just to watch Craig Revill-Horwood tearing his hair out that she’s got through yet again………………..

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  59. 157
    Stoke says:

    Polaris launch codes are:
    BENDER1UPHAGUE
    LEFTWINGTWAT1299
    FUCKUGUIDO5NOV

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  60. 159
    DAVE (all wind and piss) CAMERON says:

    There has been a major development on the anglofrench military solution !

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  61. 165
    Sky Pixie says:

    Talking of censorship, you know how the police tried to get http://www.fitwatch.org.uk taken down following the first student demonstrations. They failed miserably: it was soon back up. So they are pissed off. They want to be able to go directly to Nominet, which runs the .uk namespace, and get domain names disabled. OK, it won’t work, because people will just use non-.uk domain names, but it shows how the authorities think. Nominet has a consultation out. Let them know what you think. The link is here:

    http://www.nominet.org.uk/policy/issuegroups/current/domainsassociatedwithcrime/

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  62. 166
    Just a thought says:

    Fuck off Andrew Vallance.

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  63. 169
    Michael Winners "Y"fronts says:

    Lybia’s entry for this years miss world
    was some what dissapointing !

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzcy60c1LMih3yCOhMhHNIxTM3vCBmSrk5Hori_U0GSseMBX4xfw

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  64. 172
    Apagusta says:

    Whilst the Wikileaks information will be no doubt fascinating the reality of accessing government communications between or amongst each other is a double edged sword.

    Plenty of us must have,at one point or another, considered that these days anything we commit to the internet..phone or pretty much anything else is no longer confidential. Whilst we are not criminals or terrorists we have nothing really to conceal but that does not mean we should relish the fact that our private conversations, opinions or thoughts on any matter should be publicly known.

    If governments cannot rely on confidential communication the whole ethos of diplomacy is put at risk. That in itself can only lead to raised tensions and give succour to those that would or could undermine countries or individuals or groups within them.

    I believe we should always support absolute freedom of speech and information but revelations and consequences resulting from the exercising of that right,without our acquiescence, must concern us all.

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    • 176
      What's the view like up there inside the govenments arsehole little spinner ? says:

      “If governments cannot rely on confidential communication the whole ethos of diplomacy is put at risk.”

      OH NOES!!!
      HAYYYUULLLP! HAYYUUUULP!! THEY ARE PUTTING DIPLOMACY AT RISK!!

      Now run along like a good little robot and do as you’re told.

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    • 178
      Wake up call says:

      Could not disagree more. The yanks must be bloody stupid to put all their diplomatic messages in one easy accessible data base. It can hardly be described as confidential can it?

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      • 201
        White House says:

        Our diplomatic service thinks that you are all koonts.

        Have a nice day y’all.

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      • 204
        Apagusta says:

        quite agree stupid to make things so easily accessible but the stupidity doesn’t negate the need for confidentiality in some areas of government workings.

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      • 206
        Just Sayin' Like... says:

        Doesnt matter how secure the databse is. If someone is so minded, once they’ve been granted access to it they can take what they like with little effort.

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  65. 175
    Bring it on. says:

    The bombshell leak is thought to include U.S. assessments of former British prime minister Gordon Brown’s personality and his prospects of winning the General Election, and secret discussions on the return of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333532/U-S-warns-foreign-leaders-new-WikiLeaks-revelations-expose-corruption-allies-America-REALLY-thinks-friends.html

    How many ways to write “Stark Raving Bonkers” and “Loser” ?

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    • 179
      Bring it on says:

      Assessments of David Cameron’s election chances and his private assurances to U.S. officials may also be included, Government sources believe.

      How man ways to write “can’t win or govern without the Lib Dems because he is so hopeless” and “I’m bending over now for you Mr Obama” ?

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      • 182
        Nothing that we did not already know says:

        Earlier messages about the previous Government could prove at least as embarrassing for Mr Brown

        It is understood that that the embassy’s political staff told the State Department in Washington that the then prime minister was regarded as volatile and unpredictable, and politically weak.

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8162990/Wikileaks-US-diplomats-predicted-Coalition-would-fail.html

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        • 200
          curious says:

          “volatile and unpredictable, and politically weak.”

          Everyone in the world knew and still knows this anyway.

          It’s a shame such a supine and compliant UK media chose to ignore the fact that a lunatic was at the helm for so long.

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        • 210
          Just Sayin' Like... says:

          OMFG Telegraph. What a scoop! That is BRAND NEW information!! How did they know but we didnt??!

          I wonder, will there be anything on Peter Mandelson being a bit of a poof? I’ve always thought there was something of the arse bandit about him…

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          • AC1 says:

            Who gives a shit about where he parks his pork-sword? It’s the fact that he’s a slimy corrupt snake-oil salesman that should be nowhere near a decision involving taxpayers money.

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          • Just Sayin' Like says:

            You mean to say he is actually gay?? My god, I should be a telegraph staffer with my superhuman deduction skills….!

            I also suspect Tony Blair lied about WMD, but keep that one to yourself.

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          • William Hague says:

            I’m going for a walk with my Spad.

            I may be some time.

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  66. 183
    Julie Anna Sange says:

    I’m free !

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  67. 188
    the beast of the west bank of regents park canal says:

    The wankers cant even keep the issuing of a D notice secret
    Im just waiting to see if Little Lord fondleboy was really protected during operation Ore

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  68. 191
    I'm very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, sorry says:

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    • 195
      curious says:

      I’m not sorry he said it. I’m sorry Cameron slapped virtual D-notices on anyone discussing it and sacked the poor bastard! For the second time in as many weeks.

      What a C U N T

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  69. 193
    Chris (not Myers) says:

    Have decided the D-Notice is in case anything bad comes up about Cameron, you know the type of thing “Will promise anything to get elected, a possible problem for the United states”, and I’d love to know what they think about Gideon.

    Cameron is trying to prevent bad press about him and his colleagues, pathetic really

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  70. 205
    wankers says:

    Government interfering in the sex lives of teens (again).

    Conservatives = Blu Labour

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  71. 207
    Taxfodder says:

    Well done Andrew Vallance!

    Air Vice-Marshal
    Secretary, Defence Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee

    Thank you for drawing my countrymens attention to the fact I can “READ ALL ABOUT IT” through just about any on-line pipeline I wish here or abroad!

    Another well placed nail in the coffin of a corrupt Parliamentary system I’d say.

    You have my admiration and sincere thanks.

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  72. 208
    Get it fixed fawkes says:

    Guido’s blog is still on the blink. Link to his latest post

    http://order-order.com/2010/11/27/saturday-seven-up-59/#comment-796771

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  73. 211
    Impatient Bastard says:

    Dear Wikileaks,

    Release the fucking code now you fucknuggets!!

    I. Bastard

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  74. 213
    Zoe Brain says:

    Having worked on a secure diplomatic communications network… this could be quite entertaining.

    It might also damage war crimes investigations, ongoing operations against international crime syndicates etc. Depends what’s in it. Lots of product comes in, some grade AAA, some… not. All sorts of stuff, economic data, rumours, who’s sleeping with who, though all low-grade (I hope….)

    Remember that all the cables will tell us is that the US had information that X was true – not that X was actually true. Informants and reports have been known to be wildly inaccurate.

    One thing though – considering how “burn before reading” everything is, and how thorough security is maintained – this is a stuff-up of truly monumental proportions, one of the greatest in history – that’s been made public, anyway.

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    • 220
      Just Sayin' Like says:

      +1.

      It’s fucking delicious.

      Used to work in a office that received FCO telegrams. In amongst the mostly mundane reports there were nuggets of pure gold. Can imagine the US eyes only / CIA stuff is fucking miles better. Can’t wait!

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    • 303
      AC1 says:

      Good to see you posting again (a reader from the TimBlair.com days).

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  75. 219
    nell says:

    I wonder if we are about to find out what bush really thought about yobliar!

    If bliar’s just about to get his ego publicly kicked I, for one, am going to enjoy watching it.

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    • 251
      Nick2 says:

      The day that the domestic UK stuff is released is definitely going to be worth savouring…

      Wonder how many of the previous regime are even now retreating to gated community bolt-holes overseas…

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    • 326
      they are all shitting themselves says:

      We’ll find out what Bush thought about every Party leader since Blair couldn’t start his war without Conservative support. We already know IDS was contacted by the Americans to ‘sound him out’ over Iraq.

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    • 235
      retardEd Miliband says:

      The Thun ith jutht thilly.

      I’m a rethpectable politithian.

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    • 290
      Aesop o'Sardis says:

      It seems to me that Ed MilliMind wants to open up an empty supermarket and then decide what to sell when people come in and ask for something. No Ed, we will go to bloody Tescos who have got the nous and the gumption to know what we want and to put it on sale for us.

      The obvious truth is that Ed MillTwit does not believe in anything at all – just in being a career politician – which is pretty much all he is fit for. His Dad should have gone out to the pub the night Ed was conceived and his Mum should have kept her legs closed when he got back – it would have saved us the imposition of another tiresome, useless, unprincipled, clueless idiot!

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      • 309
        AC1 says:

        Just to make it generic you can search and replace %POLITICIAN_NAME% with the name of anyone in politics.

        “The obvious truth is that %POLITICIAN_FIRSTNAME% %POLITICIAN_SURNAME% does not believe in anything at all – just in being a career politician – which is pretty much all he is fit for. Their Dad should have gone out to the pub the night %POLITICIAN_FIRSTNAME% was conceived and Mum should have kept her legs closed when he got back – it would have saved us the imposition of another tiresome, useless, unprincipled, clueless idiot!”

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  77. 222
    NeverRed says:

    No point in including the BBC I suppose as the government know that they wouldn’t announce anything that could cause embarassment to Blair/Brown/Labour!

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  78. 223
    Yakoub says:

    But its available to all and sundry online! It’s a Duck’s Ars.

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  79. 225
    Disgusted says:

    How Wikileaks has not been closed down and it’s leader slammed up for treason is beyond me.

    The lawyers and human rightsists can drag this around for ever but what Wikileaks is doing is just plain wrong.

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    • 232
      Just Sayin' Like says:

      The Wikileaks leader is Australian and is leaking mainly US documents so it would be difficult to secure a conviction for treason.

      The Swiss are however trying to pin rape and sexual assault on him. Next they’ll be finding kiddie pics on his hard-drive. Nothing like a charge of noncery to discredit somebody.

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      • 233
        Just Sayin' Like says:

        The Wikileaks leader is Australian and is leaking mainly US documents so it would be difficult to secure a conviction for treason.

        The Swiss are however trying to pin r@pe and s*e*x*u*a*l assault on him. Next they’ll be finding kiddie pics on his hard-drive. Nothing like a charge of noncery to discredit somebody.

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      • 314
        Nick2 says:

        If Assange is Australian, then I wonder if the Aussie security services have enough to get him – if anything they’ve classified is included (even quoted or from another source altogether?) in the Wikileaks bundle then he might really have a good reason to live like a fugitive.

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        • 323
          Just Sayin' Like says:

          Can’t say I know. Not sure the Aussies need to behave like the US though so maybe not so much to leak on them.

          I suspect he’s living like a fugitive in fear of a poisoned tipped umbrella being stuck in his leg by the CIA…

          And thats not in the realms of tin-foil hattery either. They’ll fuck you up good and proper if you mess with them.

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    • 236
      The truth will out says:

      I am sure the victims of Trafigura would not agree with you.

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    • 244
      as below says:

      Nothing to hide, nothing to fear!

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    • 327
      Government lickspittle and poodle says:

      YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP!

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  80. 226
    The Oiro says:

    This guy not only talks sense on the EU and the Euro, he’s hilarious as well.

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    • 261
      This is the BBC says:

      We’re a bit conflicted on this one. He’s obviously Asian so we’ll have to politiely listen to what he has to say, even though he’s sooo off message. Just goes to show that not all Asians toe the party line, despite the acres of smoke we blow up their arses.

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      • 316
        Just Sayin' Like says:

        Excellent, cheers for posting. The man talks sense. Although had it been Bob the cockney cabbie saying such things I doubt it would have been aired.

        How an Indian fella living in Germany can see that we, in the UK, are being royally buttfucked by the EU yet 95% of the UK cannot, really makes me angry.

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    So who will oblige and who will not? says:

    DA Notices, the last of which was issued in April 2009 after sensitive defence documents were photographed using a telephoto lens in the hand of Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick as he arrived at No 10 Downing Street for a briefing, are requests not to publish, and therefore not legally enforceable.

    http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/11/26/uk-gov-issues-da-notices-over-wikileaks-bomb/

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    • 238
      Just Sayin' Like says:

      True. However, any journo that ignores it might find their lobby pass revoked and suddenly uninvited to any on/off record briefings in future. Will take a brave one to publish. Unless they fancy a move to reporting for Auto-Exchange.

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      • 319
        Nick2 says:

        Not to mention the quarterly destructive searches of their home and the regular confiscation of their computer equipment…

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        • 330
          Just Sayin' Like says:

          Yeah that too, Nick. As Old Holborn regulary points out, we are East Germany but we havent even noticed. ‘kin ‘el.

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  82. 243
    Margaret Beckett says:

    Buff my muff.

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  83. 250
    Anonymous says:

    It’s so funny to put lives at risk! What a larf!

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    • 296
      Just Sayin' Like says:

      What lives? They are diplomatic telegrams, written by US civil servants in secure compounds, simply slagging off their counterparts. Yeah it’s going to be excrusiating for the authors and red faces all round for the US Gov but I doubt any of their ‘allies’ will be surprised since they will have written similar things themselves. It’ll cause as much harm to people as the Iraq files did, which was sweet FA…

      Should be a good read though.

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  84. 254
    Strictly Come Noncing says:

    Let’s hope there’s plenty of homo stuff to keep us busy.

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  85. 267
    shit! they're onto us. burn all the documents and hide the ferrero rocher says:

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  86. 269
    A ? says:

    I wonder if the Americans will now start taking security seriously.

    We had the ‘faggot traitor collage Oxbridge’ group as a wake-up call. This is theirs.

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  87. 273
    Head ICC Honcho says:

    CTRL+F operation ore

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  88. 282
    giant gonad says:

    Top quality blogging from Fawkes in this instance. Much better than that is Hague a homo stuff.

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  89. 292
    Anonymous says:

    I heard this and its outrageous, the D NOTICE in only ever used to cover up Government Corruption and Illegal activities, period. For example:

    1. Holly Greig Rape by Hign placed officials.
    2. Thomas Hamiltion getting fire arms refereed by Lord Richardson
    3. 7/7 Bombing (7/7 Ripple Effect)
    4. 9/11
    5. Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman Murders

    The list goes on and on and on…..

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    • 299
      Just Sayin' Like says:

      Not to mention the D Notice on tin foil hat wearing. Now there is a scandal!!

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    • 321
      Nick2 says:

      Agreed. I suspect that any seriously damaging stuff that doesn’t/didn’t have a corruption/illegal activity aspect (such as knowledge that we were going to invade France next Tuesday) would be suppressed by the MSM itself, at least until after the event.

      The D Notice has always been about avoiding government embarrassment. The recent banning of websites deemed to promote terrorism was done under terrorist legislation/’in the course of a criminal investigation’, not via a D Notice.

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      MI7 says:

      why was it used on the holly/jessica murders?

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      • 331
        Just Sayin' Like says:

        Because, at least one of them was wearing a Man Utd top and Sir Alex is a known nonce. But being a Sir he’s in with the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’s who applied pressure on the Home Secretary to imprison the wrong man! It’s an outrage! And the rapist / killer walks free….!!

        Now, let me adjust my tin foil hat and I will continue. You do know that Gordon Brown is actually Welsh, not Scottish?

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        • 341
          the beast of the west bank of regents park canal says:

          Are you seriously suggesting that an elderly jock thieving piss artist with a face face like a babboons arse would try to tempt young men from faraway lands with his huge throbbing cheque book?

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  90. 333
    Cynic says:

    So a D Notice can now be issued because we don’t know what material says but it MIGHT be a problem so you are not permitted to publish it IN CASE its causes embarrassment

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  91. 334
    I think therefore I am not says:

    big brother is watching you

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  92. 335
    I think therefore I am not says:

    I’m not a celebrity get me out of here

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  93. 344
    Holly says:

    These ‘men in suits’ should try a bit of Yorkshire diplomacy..
    “This is what I don’t like about you”,X Y Z, and “This is what you should do to stop me thinking of you like this”,A B C.
    Have the bottle to tell them what you think of them,or their actions,to their face… Then act all bogus & friendly in public.
    Which is standard practice already,so no change there then,eh?
    All this hoo haa would not be happening if they acted in an up front way.
    The black eyes & busted up faces in the papers would also cheer us up when the cuts begin.

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  94. 345
    John Wiltshire says:

    Nice to know that Mr Vallance is available 24/7. Could you let us have his phone number, in case any of us have a burning question and we need to ring him at, say, three o’clock in the morning. And then again at 3.30. and 4.00. And…

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  95. 346

    Hi there,
    I’ve started up a forum dedicated to wikileaks discussions and all topics related to it. Please come on by and contribute at http://www.wikileaksforum.co.uk

    Thanks

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  96. 347

    Julian assange is so cool.

    If I did have a fraction of his talent :)

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