January 25th, 2011

+ + + Taylor Guilty + + +

The sob story nearly worked – the jury were sent back after failing to find a verdict and spent six hours deliberating.

Taylor has now been bailed pending sentencing.

There won’t be a lighter sentence for pleading guilty for Taylor…


236 Comments

  1. 1
    weybridgeman says:

    Got to be at least 12 months in the slammer.

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    • 7
      Bernie Grant says:

      wil he be claiming racial discrimination ?

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      • 40
        Dick Scratcher says:

        Pimptastic !!! Send the fucker down..to Cheltenham.

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      • 149
        Norman Arse says:

        Why the doubt over the deliberations? Is it all down to PC and Warwick’s skin colour?

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        • 200
          Hugh ffishingly-Whittlingstool says:

          Some jurors are still unaware that the timidity of the CPS has effectively reversed the burden over proof over the years: anyone who gets to stand trial is as good as guilty; wasting taxpayers’ money on cases of uncertain merit has probably never been less popular .

          Once in the dock, it is incompetence which gets the manifestly guilty a second chance to get acquittal, through technical inadequacies in the prosecution case.

          The third joker in the pack is that a skilled and determined foreman can steer the jury towards a verdict of innocence by acting as an informal ‘counsel for the accused’.

          Finallyr, the presumption of innocence can be leveraged to shift bored or timid jurors towards acquittal.

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          • Hugh ffishingly-Whittlingstool says:

            Clearly, carbon monoxide [oisoning has affected my thinking. Burden OF proof over the years, ‘finally’ is not spelt with a silent ‘r’.

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    • 9
      Party Piece says:

      The BBC have a ready made article on all the background leading up to this case.

      Odd they did not do this for Chaytor

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      • 80
        Gove The Gimp says:

        errrrrr Yes they did !!!!!!

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      • 182
        Cynical Old Man says:

        BBC are already mentioning “the former TORY peer”. Chaytor and Ilsley were described by the Beeb as “former M.P.s” – no mention of the political party they belonged to. Strange that.

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      • 184
        Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare says:

        Chaytor is a northerner and we expect that type of behaviour from them so there is no surprise there whereas as Taylor is a disgrace to southern society.

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    • 21
      Mike (England) says:

      it had better be a hell of a lot more than that, he didnt plead guilty so there is no reduction for that.

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    • 23
      Lord Blagger says:

      Steve walks warily down the street with the brim pulled way down low
      Ain’t no sound but the sound of his feet, machine gun’s ready to go
      Are you ready? Hey, are you ready for this?
      Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?
      Out of the doorway the bullets rip to the sound of the beat, Yeah
      Another one bites the dust
      Another one bites the dust
      And another one gone
      And another one gone
      Another one bites the dust
      Hey, I’m gonna get you too
      Another one bites the dust

      How do you think I’m gonna get along without you when you’re gone?
      You took me for everything that I had and kicked me out on my own
      Are you happy? Are you satisfied?
      How long can you stand the heat?
      Out of the doorway the bullets rip to the sound of the beat (Look out)
      Another one bites the dust
      Another one bites the dust
      And another one gone
      And another one gone
      Another one bites the dust
      Hey, I’m gonna get you too
      Another one bites the dust

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    • 36
      Tooth fairy says:

      30 months. Chayter sets the scene for Guilty Please. Taylor sets it for Not Guilty / found Guilty verdicts.

      Bye Bye to his career in law.

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    • 66
      Black ROD says:

      His crime was getting caught.

      A successful Lord is the Lord who has a life of undetected crime.

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    • 88
      Mary Millingtons Ghost says:

      Never mind that Andy Gray has been sacked FFS!

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    • 141
      Anonymous says:

      BBC Radio 5 had the usual friend and apologist interview – I’ve just complained to Auntie. These people are common criminal scum, and should be treated as such

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      • 180
        Dick the Prick says:

        Certainly never one to dispute BBC bias but Rd4 PM had Peter Reid on defending Andy Gray which was pretty cool. I dunno – jury split 10-2 sounds like the trial had a bit more entertainment than the mere narrative gives substance too. All good fun.

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    • 164
      Ron Atkinson says:

      No that’s what I call a fcuking lazy thick n*gg*r

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    • 176
      Sir William Waad says:

      11-1 verdict, so there was one juror who couldn’t tell the difference between stealing and not-stealing.

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      • 212
        Must get a pseudonym one day says:

        Or maybe the 12th juror was colourblind ?

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      • 231
        You have faith in the excellent British jury service, don't you? says:

        When I was on jury service we took books to read in the jury room before being selected to be on an actual jury. I noticed that some of those present (quite a high percentage) did not have a book to read. Someone told me that this was because they could not read.

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  2. 2
    bbitgu says:

    Now Hang the fucker!!!!!

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  3. 3

    *Pope Catholic*

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  4. 4
    D.S. Gusted, Tunbridge Wells says:

    Excellent. Shameful and pathetic defence.

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  5. 6
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Breaks open a rather good bottle!

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  6. 8
    snooker scores says:

    7 away

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  7. 10
    Spank Sinatra says:

    And a second – dickhead knob gobbler off Sky has lost his million quid contract! Woohoo – double bubble…….

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    • 160
      Grammar School Boy says:

      He was – frankly – just a boring, crap pundit. His sacking and disgrace is a bonus.

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      • 220
        McSir says:

        Yup – a real classy own goal, as it were….? Good riddance. There are FAR TOO MANY Scots commenting on ENGLISH fitba’ channels.

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  8. 11
    bbitgu says:

    Right we had a white mp done , Now a Black one done , When are the other 650+ going to get thier day in court ?

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  9. 12
    Outed says:

    Joy! Should get one of those exemplary prison terms as he went not guilty all the way and tried every trick in the book to avoid the consequences.

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  10. 13
    bbitgu says:

    ++++++++ Andy Gray sacked+++++++++++++

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    • 26
      Hugh Janus says:

      I am greatly excited by this news Billy, but haven’t the slightest clue who he is – but in your case probably sport-related? My knowledge of matters sporting is on a par with McBust’s knowledge of economics (yes, it’s as dire as that) so apologies. No doubt you will enlighten me.

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      • 104
        South of the M4 says:

        Division 1 (premiership) centre forward of the 70’s and 80’s. Wolves I believe.
        Always an aggressive hacker, knobbler and cheater when I saw him as a yoof.
        Shouted a lot but no *ugger understood him anyway.

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    • 28
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Good. He knew nothing about soccer and was invariably biased in his commentary.

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    • 30
      Master Baiter says:

      is this about soccer? cause I cant imagine anything so fucking boring and disinteresting than soccer

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    • 37
      Old Lecher says:

      Sky have just released a video of him asking a fellow female reporter to tuck his shirt in.

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      • 54
        Mandy says:

        If it’s shirt lifting you want, I’m your man big boy.

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        • 65
          Anonymous says:

          Piss off you bell-end. Get busy trousering your reward money for selling Cadbury’s to the septics. C’unt.

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      • 103
        Jack says:

        I will have you know that I am a very, very, very senior advisor at
        Lizards and Co…

        Thye know how to rake it in like their friends, at Goldman Sachs and co…

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    • 123
      TwatWatch says:

      what about the other twat Keys – he’s apparently apologised personally to the ref but ….. he’s gotta go too

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  11. 15
    Hugh Janus says:

    Splendid!! And the sentence had better be a good one.

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    • 97
      Justice Fingers (no thumbs) says:

      ‘Lord Taylor of Warwick falsely claimed for travel and overnight subsistence, a jury at Southwark Crown Court decided by a majority of 11 to one.’

      What a dumbo that ‘one’ must be.

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  12. 16
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Now get the money back, + interest under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Hopefully, the Law Society will have an input too.

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  13. 19
    Man With A Very Hot Bladder says:

    Can he claim Vaseline on expenses?

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  14. 22
    Papers sir says:

    Take both of his passports off him. We would not want him to do a runner to Jamaica

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  15. 23
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Once again justice has won the day. Throwaway the key!!!

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  16. 25
    ciasmaninlondon says:

    Thirty years ago I was in Washington and the Reagan Republicans were frantic to promote some Uncle Toms as front men for political positions. After several fiascos with guys who had failed to file income tax returns for yonks and one who was caught fiddling his expenses big time a reaganite asked me ‘ can’t we find just one honest one?’ UK follows the US with a lag.

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    • 31
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Colour doesn’t matter. It’s finding an honest politician thats the trick.

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      • 34
        bbitgu says:

        Honest politicon is a oxymoron

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      • 47
        An etymologist says:

        Politician derives from the Ancient Greek words “Politi” meaning “thieving lying rotten-to-the-core mendacious” and “cian” which means “scumbag”.

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        • 58
          Eeu to me says:

          Lol

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        • 114
          Institute of studies says:

          Just like “eng” which means wanker and “lishperson” which means ignorant tossers with a shite football team.

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          • Chip-on-Shoulder Detector beeps loudly and says:

            You live in a pointless country that got conquered by England at some point in the distant past and I claim my £10.

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          • plastic bertrand says:

            Ca plane pour moi.

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          • Making plans for Nigel says:

            Scotland didn’t get conquered by England. You tried it in 1314 and got defeated at Bannockburn. In fact a few hundred years later one of our Kings took the throne of England and we haven’t looked back. So no you can’t claim your £5 because your feeble grasp of history is shit. Go to the back of the class .

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          • sockpuppet #4 says:

            “we haven’t looked back”.
            Fukkk-in hilarious.

            While the whole of europe changed its borders, kingdoms came and went, nations formed for hundreds of years, you still go on and on about something almost 700 years ago.

            I never understood why that stupid looking rocket thing was actually built in the 19th century. I do now.

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          • Eeu to me says:

            Making plans for Nigel

            Bankruptcy seems to be part of your dna or at least bad planning,shame you didn’t take over South America,we might have had nice neighbours and lots more money and a king who wasn’t a I in one country and an II in another.

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          • Rat's arse says:

            SCOTTISH BY ANY CHANCE? POOR YOU!

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          • Making plans for Nigel says:

            Stop being chippy Englishman, you have to learn to deal with the fact that your nation has no national identity and you were effectively conquered by The Scots in the 17th century. You all are so obsessed with you inferiority complexes that you keep harping on about scotch this and scotch that coupled with your wild fantasies about anal sex in prison .
            What a bunch of pussies.

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          • Darién Gap says:

            Brown must sit at home rubbing his hands together in glee for turning the tables on the English for this.

            An unwanted Act of Union has been partially reversed and the financial tables turned on the hated English – locked into paying for scots-built carriers without planes.

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      • 59
        Colour does matter on here says:

        with the knuckle dragging racists it attracts.

        don’t bother denying it, this place is stiff with bigots, the only consolation is that they pretty much hate everyone

        (except of course middle aged white overweight men with a chip on their shoulder about not accomplishing much with their lives.

        that gets you a free pass.)

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        • 72
          D Draper says:

          ( Nope )

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        • 81
          Nigel Tufnell says:

          What’s wrong with being racy?

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        • 120
          Cynical-old-bag says:

          Fuck off!

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        • 168
          Colour doesn't matter, that's why we have the black police association says:

          Pompous prat. Try telling the Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Africans or any other non white ethnic group on the planet that colour doesn’t matter. You’re either be laughed at, or assaulted.

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        • 170
          Gillian Duffy says:

          Bigot?

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        • 173
          Grumpy Old Man says:

          “Men” is plural, the qualifying noun clause should read, “with chips on their shoulders”. If you wish to insult, try to be coherent. The release of immature chaotic anger does not lead to effective communication.

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        • 191
          Harriet Harperdaughter says:

          We need more Public Schoolgirls ruinnng the country. As you can tell Paul Taylor was never a public schoolgirland he turns out to be a criminal. Look at the lack of criminal shes and you know it makes sense.

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        • 198

          as one of the elect aforeyementioned demographic groups may i say one word:

          bravo.

          Now more words: i find your random spastic stab in the daylight attempt nought but a fail for you neglected to examine your own argument and as such just find yourself a sad and talentless troll peddling an antique 1940 official tramp mobile of fetid ad homenan strawmen.

          Try better rat and I may let you continue posting here. You mumpty.

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          • Ancient Mariner says:

            Grumpy – if you know what a noun clause is then you are certainly showing your age. Nobody under 62 would know one even it it was put in front of them with a big red label on it.

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  17. 27
    Master Baiter says:

    cant believe a person that isnt white is guilty of anything. Obviously a racially motivated jury

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  18. 32
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I don’t know why they don’t just lock all the bastards up/

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  19. 33
    Jon Cravens says:

    Fuck me, the state spunks out 15 k sterlings on a trial for some arseole wots ad it away with 11 k sterlings

    The world’s gone quite, quite mad…this arseole is a fine, upstanding fellow who’s creed is honesty and integrity, plus ee’s a Tory.

    When is the fucking trial scheduled for that piece of shit cu’nt Ed Balls, for defrauding the nation of hundreds of billions of sterlings?

    And you can quote me on that you poofters

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  20. 35
    crazy cripple says:

    cheeky kaffir, you’re gonna go back to your rightful thieving place.

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  21. 39
    Bystander says:

    It’s the benefit scroungers I feel sorry for

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  22. 42
    Taylor Made (it almost) says:

    Is it coz I’s a Lord?

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  23. 44
    will says:

    time to change the 12 days of christmas to 11 lords a thieving !!

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  24. 45
    Handycock says:

    A scandalous miscarriage of justice. He should have joined the Parliamentary Lodge and he would have been OK – just look at what I have got away with.

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    • 69
      Bob the Builder says:

      He should have joined the Labour Party

      They would have got him off…

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      • 73
        Bob the Builder says:

        Right

        Look at Lord Clarke of Hampstead

        He did exactly the same thing, admitted it and got off
        with a light reprimand…

        What bloody hypocrisy…

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  25. 48
    Wonga says:

    Castrate the twat, and lock him up and throw away the key! No we can’t do that in this enlightened age,….. A good punishment will be sending him to the naughty corner and ban his sweetie ration for a week!! There, that should act as a strong deterrent to the rest of the thieving, lying scum that seem to not represent us!!

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    • 91
      Eeu to me says:

      10 min show on all channel apologising to the taxpayers of this country followed by a ritual tearing up of his cheque book and debit and credit cards after a televised competion winner watches a judge sign over all the miscreants money to the winner,but with a compromise,if the person is an incomer from another country he is allowed to have a single airfare and a £1000 out of his own money to go back to his birth country,but may never return to this country on the pain of life in jail.

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      • 139
        Rockin the boat says:

        Write out a cheque on Tv that should do it

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        • 171
          Hazel new-hair-aren't-I-the-cutie-Blears says:

          It didn’t work for me.

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          • jgm2 says:

            She got an increased majority from her brain-fucked constituents. Just like Brown. And just like the Old and Sad constituency.

            Using their examples the T*ries should absolutely fuck the arse off the economy a la Zimbabwe to ensure their re-election. It seems that any amount of destruction and idiocy goes unheeded and unpunished.

            Cameron should just print million pound notes so that everybody can clear their mortgage. Sure, the economy would be fucked but everybody would be millionaire home-owners so they’d vote for that.

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    • 116
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      You can’t ban his sweetie ration – he has a nut allergy, and a letter from his Mum…!

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  26. 53
    Lord Taylor of that Ilk says:

    All the Ermin Vermon were doing what I did ?

    Why pick on me FFS ???

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  27. 63
    Rt Hon Fraser Nelson says:

    Balls is a con man…

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  28. 64
    Mr Justice Ironman says:

    My prediction on sentence: 2 years. You heard it here first.

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  29. 82
    Frank says:

    Wonder what Dorries makes of this verdict!!!

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  30. 84
    steve says:

    Did he buy his defence team with tesco’s vouchers?

    the “everyone woz at it” defence was never going to fly.

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  31. 85
    Gove The Gimp says:

    Andy Gray sacked…. can spend more time on his case against NoTW and Couslton. The “”Real””” reason he was sacked.

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  32. 93
    Gove The Gimp says:

    Andy Gray has been sacked.. He can concentrate on his case against the NoTW now

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  33. 94
    Jack says:

    Dennis MacShane is a con man….

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  34. 101
    Victoria Sponge says:

    I shall write to the poor man when he is in prison. :Φ)

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  35. 109
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    How long did he get?

    What am I saying – however long, it isn’t long enough!

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  36. 110
    pissed off voter says:

    I think you are probably right. It would be fair enough if two years meant two years but since our politicians cannot be 100%sure of which of might be next …

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  37. 111
    Lordy Lord says:

    This is pure discrimination. No wimmen are standing trial.

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  38. 117
    Trashbin Alibi Clown says:

    This is ray cism, pure and simple.

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  39. 119
    Justice says:

    One by one they fall.

    Hi Mr Macshane. You reading?

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  40. 122
    Margaret Moran says:

    I got away with it. Tee hee!

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  41. 134
    Bleeding heart liberal says:

    There, but for the grace of the rulebook, go many others.

    Call himself a fucking lawyer? He couldn’t even arrange a simple scam within the free and easy system, but just fabricated evidence. And then to reinforce his imbecility, he resorts to the defence that everybody else was at it.

    What a c’unt!

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  42. 136
    Coney Island says:

    Youse doin’ dis coz Ize blick

    Racecard, racecard

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  43. 138
    Jacqui Timney says:

    I’m free!

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    • 209
      Anonymous says:

      Is your conscience free of guilt and shame? Silly question. I may as well be writing in Aramaic.

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    • 177
      Eeu to me says:

      Do you know who this person is,he is acting and looking confused and keeps saying Powerpoint and I don’t know if your invited,his suit appears to be from a charity shop and it has a name tag in it with the name of Gorden Brown written with Sharpie fibre pen.

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  45. 161
    jake says:

    WOOOOWWWW ANDY GRAY…CHEATING TAYLOR….MINUS 0.5 GROWTH….THE NEWS AT 10 WILL HAVE GOOD VIEWING FIGURES TONIGHT METHINK.

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  46. 178
    Victoria Sponge :Φ) says:

    Black Russians all round then? Billy be a darling and get them in.

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  47. 188
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Guido. Congrats on being described as the UK’s most famous and successful blogger. TaT is going to have great difficulty internalising that.

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  48. 190
    Gordon Brown says:

    It’s my birthday on Feb 20. Will you all be getting me a present?

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  49. 193
    SaltPetre says:

    These new “Lords of the people” are all common thieving chavs. Bring back hereditry peers from old money aristocracy stock. How I miss the 19th century!

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  50. 195
    Rt Hon John Major says:

    Although I like the Labour lot going down (in the shower!) nothing gets me happier than watch this useless pile of crap go behind bars.

    Apart from lose a by election and trouser expenses, what did this useless wanker ever do apart from slag off the tories for years to the BBC?

    Good riddance you tosser.

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  51. 203
    John Ward says:

    Listen, this can’t be as pathetic as the media gene-pondlife being protected/employed/listened to by the Cameroons, as a result of the threatening presence of the Barclay Murdoch Band…

    http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/revealed-the-incestuous-pool-of-influence-in-which-david-cameron-fishes/

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  52. 206
    Tayla says:

    If me gettin’ a lang time in den big ‘ouse, me sing a Redemption Song and hemancipate meself fram mental slavery. Everyt’ing irie man.

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  53. 208
    Postlethwaite says:

    Was’t he the bad egg at school?
    The dog always ate his homework, remember?

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  54. 210
    Uddin says:

    So far so good, just keeping my head below the parapet until this blows over. If the worst come to the worst I can always play the card.

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  55. 216
    Engineer says:

    It’s strange how the skin-colour excuse surfaces.

    A mate of mine at work gained a new member of staff, a gentleman of Carribbean origin. My mate sat down with him, talked the job through, and asked for a particular piece of work to be done fairly urgently. A fortnight later, my mate checked progress, only to find that there was none. He blew a gasket. The Caribbean gentleman promptly went to higher management complaining of racial victimisation. Management, being shit-scared of the PC brigade, bollocked my mate.

    My mate wasn’t remotely racist before this incident, by by heck he was afterwards.

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  56. 226
    cynic says:

    Has there been a financial investigation? Will there now be a criminal confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act?

    If not, why not?

    And given that so many members are now being convicted, will the Police and PPS now start civil recovery proceedings under POCA against those crooks in the House who are refusing to pay back monies fraudulently obtained in the past?

    If not, why not?

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  57. 233
    Name lost due to cache clearing tragedy says:

    I think he might have grounds for an appeal.

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  58. 234
    rattattat says:

    There we are as predicted GUILTY.
    Served the bugger right. You don’t need to be a lawyer or a judge to know that this was fraud every man in the street would say the same. Where I do feel sorry for Taylor is he is not the only one guilty there should be a queue a mile long of Lords and MP’s who have had their snouts in the trough waiting trial – but there isn’t , which is a discgrace!!

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  59. 235
    Trevor Phillips says:

    You can use my race-card Lord Taylor, my pleasure, works a treat.

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  60. 236
    Caliban says:

    Quit calling for more punishment you heartless bastards.
    The poor bugger’s been blackballed already.

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