July 6th, 2011

Brooks Dodges the Police

Guido heard this morning that some Metropolitan Police officers were making noise to the organisers of tomorrow’s Sun Police Bravery Awards about a certain name on the guest-list. Threats were made to boycott the black-tie Savoy extravaganza, if a certain red-haired hate-figure who was planning on going.

Sources now confirm that Rebekah Brooks will not be in attendance, having originally been on the list. Though Guido doubts it will be very long before she gets to spend some time with the old bill again…


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Hasnt Murdoch sacked her? I thought he was ruthless?

    • 2
      issac hunt says:

      she isn’t going, but she will have a bug at the event to keep up on whats being said.

      • 7
        Tax Payer says:

        Why aren’t they more bothered about finding out which of their number has been on the take?

        • 32
          Anonymous says:

          Someone should ask Cameron whether he received any got information from Brooks or Andy and whether he knows how they got it.

          I will like to know whether he got any information on other leadership candidates for the conservative party.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            also ask if any senior Labour MPS got info while rupert were backing them!

          • Nick Clegg, part time politician because you're not worth it says:

            I don’t think things are as calculated as that. I do think Dave showed appalling judgement though.

            Well done the police. Dave should use them as a role model re this issue.

          • Anonymous says:

            Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says: July 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm

            If that has also happened, responsibility will end up with Rupert not Brooks or Andy.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            and the Labour MPs that may have perverted the course of justice to protect Rupert and co (while they were in power and still had rupert on side) should also be held to acount.

          • Smig says:

            Ever since New Liebour started using pagers and iPaqs to get info quickly during PMQs and debates, the Wankers in Westminster have always used dubious sources in order to formulate thier counter-arguments and rhetoric.

          • Anonymous says:

            Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says: July 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

            Agreed as long as it include the Conservatives who did the same. It world be useful to look at it from when he came to this country i.e. 80s.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


            No-one should be above the law , Left/right/green/purple etc.

          • Billy Bowden is the greatest arsewipe ever ! says:

            Would the Bowden hecklers please fuck off – he is my bitch

      • 15
        Polly's Villa in Tuscany says:

        She’s desperately trying to divert and muddle the issue by getting emails released that put Coulson in it for paying off Coppers. Fact is she authorised hacking a teenage murder victim’s phone (immoral) and destroyed evidence (illegal).

        • 24
          Senator Bloodn' Gore, says:

          Lord Bell, in his capacity as advisor to Rupe, strikes again? – a media management tour de force. Problem? Send for BPG Crisis Management:)

          • David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

            It is a big mistake to think the politicians were not already aware of this. With security services and GCHQ monitoring world wide transmissions it is difficult to imagine how they did not know despite the bullshit at PMQs. They would always want deniability but they know and I suspect used similar tactics.

            The Met should be independent. If they were independent then hundreds of MPs/Lords would have been prosecuted and put in jail. The government give them a steer. The government claims they should be independent when it suits and not when it is not convenient to them. This makes a mockery of the police and undermines public confidence that everyone is equal under the law.

            We are still waiting for David Laws to be investigated FFS. Despite his pathetic mitigating claims to incompetent Lyons to get off parliamentary punishment, his excuse has absolutely no foundation in criminal law. Homosexuality is no defence to false accounting and obtaining property by deception. So WHY is it taking so long and WHY has Clegg not sacked him?

          • sergei sukmiov says:

            probably because he reminds cameron of his first boyfriend

          • Anonymous says:

            David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says: July 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm

            Come on, even Tony McNaulty is free?

      • 90
        Minekiller says:

        She’ll just have all their phones hacked won’t she?

        • 200
          David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

          The government could circumvent much of this by investigations of their own.

          Guido, how about information commissioner providing details of who contacted whom?? If this issue is of national importance why hasn’t Wet Dave got his Home Secretary authorising a telephone intercept or three??

        • 220
          PenusPete says:

          Whatever happened to that other red-haired woman; you know, the little one in leathers with her legs astride……a motorbike? What’s her name, you know, Hazelnuts, or something like that.
          Didn’t she wave a cheque for £42,000 at the cameras? I wouldn’t be surprised if she was hacked. She looked like it.

    • 23
    • 29
      Bloomin eck says:

      Was it the same police officers who sell information to newspapers and private eyes or anybody really who has the cash who threatened to boycott the do?

      • 50
        All police are pigs says:

        Boycott? It’s an award for ‘brave’ police officers. It’d be a pretty brief awards ceremony.

      • 64
        Nick Clegg, part time politician because you're not worth it. says:

        Good point. I didn’t think about that in my earlier post as it’s after 3.00pm and I’d switched my brain off.

        Well done the boys in blue for baulking at Rebekah though.

        Not all police are corrupt in my view. Most are hard working and I’m glad to have them there in case I get burgled etc.

        • 126
          Anonymous says:

          Yes, they’re marvellous when you get burgled with their advice that they can’t send anyone for a couple of days.

          Unless of course you tell them you caught the burglar and beat the shit out of him – they turn up miraculously quickly then.

    • 40
      Nemo says:

      She probably knows where the skeletons are, as she is so “close” to Murdoch, if she takes a hit others might get more than they have bargined for, those pictures of her Guido puts on this blog make her look scary and witch like, frighten young children etc

      • 178
        pissed off voter says:

        quite so. I’m wondering why Cameron is being so kind to her, just as he was to Coulson … just as he was to Spellman …just as he was … I was so pleased to see the back of Blair, Brown & co but Cameron is shaping like he’s cut from the same tree.

        • 181
          Lembit Opik up my tab please says:

          No surprise there. Before the election Cameron said he’d’ve done the same as Bliar in Iraq, all his shambolic policies and U turns were because he admired Bliar and wanted to emulate him.

          He’s all style and posing for the camera with his sleeves rolled up but precious little substance.

        • 182
          Nemo says:

          At six o’clock news Murdoch says Brooks is staying. As for Cammers said after all that he is the hier to B’Liar but he seems a nice boy (no not that way)

        • 214
          Anonymous says:

          Blair, Brown, Cameron & co ARE all from the same tree.
          The political/media elite are just that, they work to support each other, its only when one side of the team fucks up and they can’t put a lid on it, that we the poor bastards paying for it all ever find out. And then all we’ll get is token sacking and some wet inquiry from a tame judge. Within 6 weeks all will be back to ‘normal’

    • 169
      Hack Attack says:

      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:
      July 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Hasnt Murdoch sacked her? I thought he was ruthless?

      Ruthless, maybe, but not Rebeccaless just yet.

  2. 3
    Desperate Dan says:

    The police hate Rebekah Brooks? Why?

  3. 5
    Asians grooming for labour says:

    Its the old joke for bunging a bribe to the filth

    “would you care to contribute to the policemans ball?”

    Ms Brooks has probably held many balls in her time

  4. 9
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Will Andy Coulson be there ??

    Beyond that, we now know that during 2005, Glenn Mulcaire was being commissioned regularly to hack voicemail. Evidence which has recently been disclosed in court cases suggests that at least three senior journalists were involved in the commissioning: Greg Miskiw, Ian Edmondson and Clive Goodman. Those three men have one thing in common: all of them worked as news editor of the News of the World, raising the possibility that it was part of their job description to commission work from Mulcaire, the only private investigator who worked on a full-time contract for the paper.

    If Andy Coulson had failed to notice any of this consistently illegal activity in his newsroom involving Rees, Whittamore, Boyall and Mulcaire; if none of the reporters who worked with these investigators and/or hacked the voicemail of their targets ever mentioned anything to him; if nobody told him there was police activity around his assistant editor, Greg Miskiw; if he failed to ask why the editorial budget had poured hundreds of thousands of pounds into these investigators; if he failed to read any of the news reports that linked his newspaper to Jonathan Rees’s corruption or to Whittamore and Boyall’s network of blaggers: finally, in the late summer of 2006, the reality caught his eye.

    Scotland Yard arrested Clive Goodman, a former news editor then working as royal correspondent, and Glenn Mulcaire. When they appeared in court in January 2007, they pleaded guilty to hacking the messages of eight public figures and were jailed. Coulson resigned insisting that he must take responsibility even though he had never known anything about it.

    • 12
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


      i did not write this comment, tho i can isee it as someone has nicked my monkier.

  5. 11
    Tax Payer says:

    Ladyboy Cooper being her pompous best at the despatch box.

    “This enquiry goes to the heart of our parliamentary democracy”

    Er, no it doesn’t. It’s about dodgy hacks hacking dodgy polticians and dodgy celebs, and also criminally invading the privacy of private individuals.

    • 35
      Anon says:

      And she’s the fucking idiot that’s being groomed to replace Milimong.

    • 121
      Gonk says:

      Don’t they make you fucking sick in
      their stinking hypocrisy. Conflating everything
      they can get their grubby paws on to land
      low blows. Oi twats, we know what you’re doing.
      You’re nothing but cowards and this direction you’re
      pursuing just confirms how little you care for the real
      victims in this case.

    • 150
      Dusty Miller says:

      So does fiddling your expenses

    • 180
      pissed off voter says:

      Lost count of the number of times she and her ‘honourable’ friends spoke about ethics , ethical etc. I’m guessing this is some new kinda brand that wasn’t available during the expenses scam.

      • 221
        Biffo says:

        In the Ladyboy’s case the ‘ethics’ she keeps going on about is a little county in the east of the country – nothing whatsoever to do with thieving expenses or claiming twice (once for her & once for the charming Mr Ladyboy) for mortgages & housing expenses.

  6. 13
    The laughing all the way to the bank policeman says:

    I try not to think of the dangers of the job (such as getting caught)
    Thank you for this handsome reward

    • 86
      Prof Sir Robert Winstons says:

      Yeah, fucking dumb cu’nt police, I fuckin loathe these poorly edyukatid, barely literate, drama queen, holier than thou, cu’nt cop filth

    • 218
      Laughing Policeman says:

      The News of the World payed for my house, thank you.

  7. 16
    Liar Liar Pants on Fire says:

    John Whittingdale has just told parliament that a small number of MPs fiddled their expenses. And the speaker did not admonish him for lying to the house.

  8. 17
    bs says:

    I wonder how long Mrs. Brooks can survive being ‘the story’ like this?

  9. 18
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “Though Guido doubts it will be very long before she gets to spend some time with the old bill again…”

    Guido or anyone

    Can someone read this quote and tell if it makes sense?

    • 222
      Biffo says:

      Yes & yes – yes, I can read it & yes, it appears to make sense to me. A ‘that’ after ‘doubts’ would make it clearer. However, if she knows where the bodies are buried, that might discourage the old bill from nicking her.

  10. 20
    HMRC says:

    So what did the Plod supply in exchange for the bungs?

    It’s not just the Plod though, civillian plod workers, DVLA workers, NHS workers, Bank workers etc all sell confidential data on for bungs.

    • 120
      Bill d'Sarse says:

      ACPO – they have made a f*cking business out of selling personal data.

    • 191
      Nemo says:

      What happened to The Data Protection Act or is it part of the unwritten clause that the information you give us may be passed to other agencies, there is suppose to be an opt-in click box , if you want other agencies to know about you. There is a draconian fine for those that are found out transmitting information to 3rd parties so lets have it out as to who has been passing information on about folks without their knowledge or permission.

  11. 22
    Tax Payer says:

    Fatty Watson now, talking about moral sickness.

    The hypocrisy of this tub of lard is incredible.

  12. 25
    Sophie says:

    Any news on the £9.2 billion extra of British taxpayers cash going to the IMF (Euro slush fund)?

    Was there a vote?

    If so can we see who voted for it, particularly on the Tory benches?

    Just asking.

    • 38
      David Camoron (traitor, thief and liar) says:

      LOOK! LOOK! Phone tapping! I must hold a public enquiry into phone tapping!

      Shut up about the money! You know I promised there’d be no bailouts!

      OOH! Nasty phone tapping, everyone! Look at that! I’ll hold an inquiry!

      • 48
        ross - mincer - kemp says:

        how’s the big society coming on dave?

        you could use that to distract people for a couple of nanoseconds.

        for god’s sake, can someone put this useless, flabby cun*t out of his (and our)misery and find a proper leader for a proper conservative party

        • 60
          Ex-Conservative Voter says:


          The sooner Camoron’s removed, the sooner the profligate waste of taxpayers’ money will come to and end and we can sort out Labour’s mess (which is rapidly becoming Camoron’s mess, as he only strives to make things worse).

  13. 26

    They’ll have her bang to rights soon. She won’t escape the long arm of the law.

    • 194
      Nemo says:

      Mike, I have the feeling that if Brookes goes down, another load of exposures will be forthcoming, I don’t think she will go quietly.

  14. 27
    from spain says:

    nothing worse than a scorned Rupert Murdock so watch and smile when the real shit comes out on the Labour fucking turncoats.

    • 54
      Adieu Murdoch? says:

      If this escalates a la Watergate the vested interests will have no option but to “do a Maxwell” on him – there’s too much at stake.

  15. 28
    Witch Hunt says:

    Tom Watson stitching Brooks up like a kipper.

  16. 31
    Sally Tweety says:

    I’m Slapper of the Yard

  17. 33
    Den of Thieves says:

    Heard it all now Watson defending Tommy Sheridan

  18. 34
    Disco Biscuit says:

    Is there a cash prize? I hear News International publications often make cash donations to worthy police causes…

  19. 36
    Kemp the Terrible says:

    Tom Watson has just blown Brookes away! The blues and two’s are heading for Wapping right now!

  20. 39
    Johann Hari says:

    I’ve just interviewed He-Man.

    • 50
      Selohesra says:

      Did he say ‘by the power of greyskull’?

      • 66
        Johann Hari says:

        No, he said “Thundercats, Ho!”. Anybody who says otherwise is a Murdoch stooge.

    • 144
      Gordon Brown says:

      I don’t remember you interviewing me – I must have been busy saving the world at the time.

      • 195
        Nemo says:

        No Gordy you were in your little bunker at least that cannot be leveled at you.

  21. 41
    Stinkfinger says:

    I don’t know about the Mason’s but I think every bent copper that has ever lived was certainly a member of the Police Federation.
    Fucking cheek them trying to take the moral high ground.

    • 62
      Ali Dizaei says:

      Look what happened to me when I tried to stop the corruption!

      • 143
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

        Yes SadGit Khan defended you !

        By the way is your butthole sore ?

    • 88
      Nemo says:

      O you mean the police trade union, must be the only union recognised by the Cons

  22. 45
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Labour are still trying to divert this from the fact this happened under thier watch while Murdoch was supporting them.

    More questions should be asked of former home secs as to why they sat on it!

    Any crime commited should be prosercuted and the people given a fair trail.

  23. 46
    Sweeny Todd says:

    Andy Coulson is in deep,deep,shit

    Jonathan Rees was charged with murder in 2008, which meant that no newspaper could, until today, name him. But both David Cameron and Nick Clegg knew of the background to the story in early 2010, well before they entered Downing Street. The new prime minister chose to ignore it, appointing Coulson head of communications at Downing Street in May 2010. It was an extraordinary piece of bad judgment, and surprising that Clegg apparently did not demur or distance himself in any way. Did no one carry out any official vetting before Coulson was allowed across the doorstep of No 10? Or did Cameron and Clegg want the former Murdoch editor so badly that they pretended not to know, and ignored the ticking time bomb which exploded yesterday?

  24. 52
    Tax Payer says:

    Hahahahah – Postie saying he ‘can’t remember’ why as Home secretary he didn’t set up an inquiry into the original hacking allegations.

    Because you were sucking the NI nob; and scared of what dirt they had on you, Alan?

    • 58
      ross - mincer - kemp says:

      a politician putting his own self interest before that of the nation? – I believe the word is “inconceivable”

  25. 61
    Sophie says:


    EU recycled Communists attack Moody’s for Prortugal downgrade.

    You could not make it up.

    So Moodys & the rating agencys refuse to buy into the new ponzi scheme to preserve the EU & now they are being attacked for doing their job.

    Why is Cameron propping this bloated runious socialist edifice up with an extra £9.2 billion of British taxpayers money that will just be pissed away again?

    Will spomeone in the Tory Party PLEASE do something about the Heathite idiot.

    • 70
      The Tory Party says:

      * squeak *

      • 80
        Sophie says:

        “The European Union’s executive is drafting proposals to regulate rating agencies and there has been political talk, but no action so far, about creating a European agency”.

        Be very fucking afraid!

        They cannot control the truth coming out of the ratings agencys – so what do they do – set up there own client rating agency.

        Yep – we would really trust that EU Department wouldn’t we children?

        FFS – it just gets worse.

        Any Tories worth a damn in Parliament anymore? You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

      • 83
        Nige is on the ball says:
    • 75
      Sophie says:

      “The European Union’s executive is drafting proposals to regulate rating agencies and there has been political talk, but no action so far, about creating a European agency”.

      Be very fucking afraid!

      They cannot control the truth coming out of the ratings agencys – so what do they do – set up there own client rating agency.

      Yep – we would really trust that EU Department wouldn’t we children?

      FFS – it just gets worse.

      Any Tories worth a damn in Parliament anymore? You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

      Cameron out.

    • 131
      Anonymous says:

      Rati.gs agencies”doing their job”? You mean selling opi.ions is a worthwhile occupation? You are Johann Hari and i claim my five pounds!

  26. 63
    Steve Miliband says:

    ”So how did you get the stuff on this story?”
    ”Can’t reveal my sources”
    ”Is it kosher?”

  27. 65
    Bumber says:

    Any woman who has more than one house and says she has no money, is either a fool or a liar.

  28. 68
    Brown Dogshit R US Removal Vans says:

    She will be gone by Tea time after she gets her tits out for page 3.

  29. 69
    Voice of Treason says:

    I don’t know why the cops associate themselves with this self promotion by the Sun. It only does this so it can have some sort of reflected glory in the bravery of some police officers. Either that or there is possibly money involved?

    The decline in decency and morals of this country can be directly traced on a graph on a level that reflects the birth of the Sun and its reptilian advance.

    • 87
      I blame Grange Hill and Eastenders says:

      The country’s being going down-hill since TV came out.

  30. 73
    Chris Bryant says:

    Anyone seen my underpants?

  31. 74
    Prof Sir Robert Winstons says:

    The Labour Parteh and their BBC propagandists are making hay out this, but Cameron has no-one else to blame but himself.

  32. 79
    Sweeny Todd says:

    Get in there Guido……start digging

    Acting Deputy Commissioner John Yates has some explaining to do: he assured Parliament that the phone-hacking scandal was limited to Clive Goodman (former NOTW royal correspondent) and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, both of whom were jailed in 2007. He also stated that hacking phone messages was only illegal if the recipient had not yet listened to them (!). Chris Bryant, MP for Rhondda, has accused Yates of misleading two parliamentary select committees on the phone-hacking issue. Now, the director of public prosecutions has written to the Guardian, accusing Yates of misrepresenting him in attempting to justify the evidence he gave the select committees.

    But if Yates has some explaining to do, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have even more: this time-line shows that Andy Coulson (until recently, Cameron’s communications director) must have known about Rees’s activities when he was Deputy Editor and then Editor of the NOTW – and that Cameron must have known this when he gave Coulson his job with the Tories and the coaltion government. Clegg must have known about the prosecution of Rees and its implications when he signed up to Cameron’s coalition.

    The whole business stinks of Murdoch criminality, police corruption and Tory/Lib-Dem complicity.

    Meanwhile the killers of Daniel Morgan and their police friends have gone free, while his family are left to grieve. Morgan’s brother Alistair told the Guardian: “It was obvious my brother was going to blow the lid off the links between the police and criminals.”

    • 91
      Tax Payer says:

      But, the original investigation took place under a Labour government?

      Yates did what he was told: superficial investigation; don’t dig too deep.

      There’s too much out there for it to be investigated properly. Labour don’t realise what they have done by insisting on one. It’ll come back to bite them.

    • 106
      Engineer says:

      “The whole business stinks of Murdoch criminality, police corruption and Tory/Lib-Dem complicity.”

      If these matters are of public interest now, why were they not the subject of a Parliamentary Enquiry when they were current in 2007? Perhaps because the Murdoch press was broadly supportive of Labour at the time?

      Police corruption – nothing new, always unacceptable.

      Tory/Lib-Dem complicity – how exactly are those political parties complicit in phone-hacking?

      • 125
        Sweeny Todd says:

        Andy Coulson !!!

        I repeat “and that Cameron must have known this when he gave Coulson his job with the Tories and the coaltion government. Clegg must have known about the prosecution of Rees and its implications when he signed up to Cameron’s coalition.”

        He is more than capable of bringing David Cameron down

  33. 82
    Tax Payer says:

    Oily Vaz now.

    Making the sensible point that an inquiry could well prejudice the ongoing police investigation.

  34. 84
    Hubert says:

    Reuters – “European politicians accused credit rating agencies on Wednesday of anti-European bias after Moody’s downgrade of Portugal’s debt to “junk” cast new doubt on EU efforts to rescue distressed euro zone states without debt restructuring”

    Of course the Eurozone is a crock of shit

    Reuters – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble called for limits to be placed on the rating agencies’ “oligopoly”.

    Off course you would being one of those Euro Nazis

  35. 85
    Grant Mitchell says:

    Get owt of my pub. Nah. Get owwwt of ma’s pub. Nah. You aint famileee, get owwwwwt of this pub. Yer barrrred, ya slaaaaag!

    • 93
      The BBC says:

      This is a bloody good ‘enders script! The finest material we’ve ever seen!

      Would you like a job? £400,000 + benefits? Name your price.

    • 113
      Frank Mitchell says:

      Paaat, Paat, Paat, Paat, Paaaaaat

  36. 89
    Engineer says:

    If various Labour politicians are sticking knives into Murdoch empire journalists, they may have to cope with the Murdoch press becoming even more hostile to Labour than they already are. Labour are not in a strong financial position, so jounalistic investigation of their funding sources (namely, the Unions, and their use of the Union Modernisation Fund) might be rather damaging. No doubt there are all manner of other snippets that will surface over a period of time. The months running up to the next election might be interesting.

    Secondly, if these are matters of public interest now, why weren’t they at the time of the original court case (2007, I think)? There is a distinct whiff of political hypocricy about this whole matter – though that will surprise nobody.

    • 101
      Someone who is not surprised says:

      No, I’m not surprised. Milimong’s Parasite Party is now against everything they were for before the election, and for everything they were previously against.

      Except for immigration, which they’re always ‘for’.

  37. 92
    Gordon Brown says:

    My friend Johann is coming round for tea

    We are having burgers on buns and fizzy orange

    • 157
      Perry Neyum says:

      Bit of advice here, son.
      Don’t get the giggles when you have a mouthful of the fizzy stuff. If it comes out your nose it stings like billyo.

  38. 94
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Noteworthy that News Int. are now saying that the ginga minga was on holiday at the time of the Dowler hacking (Italy apparently). Oh well, that’s it I suppose. Case closed. Clearly if one has a gob full of pasta one is entirely innocent. Run that past me again please. I’m the Editor of the NOTW, I go on holiday ergo I know nothing? I don’t know who is behind this particular load of pap but he/she may well be in line for award as ‘plonker of the week’. Risible….

    • 107
      ross - mincer - kemp says:

      let me guess – simon greenberg – the best that money can buy

    • 112
      bergen says:

      The old McCavity excuse so beloved by Gordon Brown? Very poor call.There will be plenty found when she was in the office and it now makes sense to look for them.

      This reeks of blind panic.

    • 116
      Sir William Waad says:

      Now, if only we could listen to her phone messages for that week…..

    • 119
      Nae Eve says:

      I thought journos didn’t reveal their sources, even to their editors?

    • 152
      Icarus says:

      Andy, I’m back, anything happen whilst I was away? Any good stories?

    • 161
      Eamonn U Ensis says:

      The “nuthin’ t’do wi’ me guv…I.m just the…..”(Manager/Party Chairman/Prime Minister/Editor/Governor/Managing Director/Chairman/President/Monarch(please delete as applicable) excuse has been going for decades if not since the early 19th Century…. the old un’s are the best…………………..in extremis deny everything and sack the most junior executive/minister/clerk you can get away with

      • 217
        Mjolinir says:

        “Doctrine of Plausible Deniability” – attributed to Allen Dulles (US Director of CIA in the 50s)

  39. 95
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    It’s great to see all these sleaze bags in parliament trying to score brownie points
    to deflect attention from their own thieving activities

  40. 96
    Go Now says:

    Looks like Kelvin MacKenzie left the Sun just at the right time.

  41. 97
    Dual Citizen says:

    Where’s the totty watch on Thailand’s new Prime Minister? Leader of the red shirts (eg Labour) and won a landslide over Cameron’s Eton schoolfriend.

    Her name’s Yung Lick, or something like that.


  42. 103
    albert hall says:

    Pod are being just a little two faced, seeing as how some of them took bribes.

  43. 105
    Lobster Throttler says:

    Is it the same brave metropolitan police who sold the phone numbers of the murdered girls to the screws, fucking crooks every one of em.

  44. 114
    Anonymous says:

    Just when you thought the cameroons couldn’t lick more arse.


  45. 115
    Faux Outrage says:

    I get the sense that our MPs are taking a great delight in all this.

  46. 122
    Vet Cooper says:

    We have allowed this to happen under the Labour government and did a jack shit about it and now it is blowing up in the Coalition’s face. Hee hee.

  47. 123
    Crick The Prick says:
    • 127
      Anonymous says:

      Yeah we wonder why Goldsmith is concerned about investigative journalists?

    • 128
      Engineer says:

      Others say that the BBC has grown too powerful and abused that power.

      Abolish the Telly Tax; make all broadcast media available by subscription.

      • 162
        The BBC Guardianistas Unions and Labour are one. says:

        Exactly, and hows about a full investigation in to BBC bias too.

  48. 124
    Tax Payer says:

    Why has the Speaker allowed a debate which seems to only consist of accusing NI and its’ executives of criminal behaviour? None of these allegations are (yet) backed up by evidence.

    Would this be allowed on any other subject?

  49. 129
    LOL says:
  50. 133
    Reimer says:

    I thought that idiot parents only began to name their kids with misspelled names (Reebecca -> Rebekah) in the 80s? Or is it her stage name?

  51. 134
    Cash For access says:

    This is where the students went wrong. Instead of trying to force their way out of the Plod kettles they should have bunged them a few notes.

  52. 135
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m horny

  53. 136
    Greychatter says:

    Police Bravery Awards = and one of their main suppliers of backshish won’t be there to get the beer in.

    Things must be bad between Scotland Yard and Wapping.

  54. 137
    TV 's Ross Kamp says:

    So my ex had access to peoples voice mail did she?

    Being in the habit of snooping and having access to my own phone, is it not likely that she ( like any woman) would have had a crafty listen in to my messages?

    *gruff voice* Ross mate if that ginger haired beard you married is out tonight I could pop around say 9.30, put on your SAS uniform and you cn burst through my rear entrance,xxx”

    Now I know how the bitch caught me

  55. 138
    Anonymous says:

    Must admit hearing Max Mosely has just made me realise how sinister this could be. Not only does News International exert huge pressure on the government (present and previous) but the police are also in its pay.

    • 146
      Kemp the Terrible says:

      But he was in control of the rules of a multi billion euro industry. Thousands of jobs could be affected by his decisions and the fact that he liked having very private parties with prostitutes would make him very vulnerable to blackmail.

  56. 139
    Tax Payer says:

    Pat McFadden making it clear that for him it’s about revenge on the police and NI over his treatment during the cash-for-honours investigation.

  57. 142
    MB. says:

    Perhaps they are waiting for the best time for Brooks to resign/be sacked.

    If they do it too early then the wolfpack at the Guardian and Labour will then go after someone else but if they leave it too late then the damage to the Murdoch group will get out of hand so just waiting for the time that will give optimum impact.

  58. 145
    Cripples R US. Wheelchair Removals says:

    Dogshit! The whole lot of them.

  59. 147
  60. 148
    Ghengis says:

    Nah, the whole sorry debacle is down to “Our Tone”. Anyone remember the “get your peerage here”, only a million squids, that went very quiet. Then there was a little matter of bribes to the Middle Eastern chaps that was deemed a bit sensitive for our tender ears. And then a few million quid blown on MP’s & Peers expenses. And the BEEB emasculated into utter submission by dear Alistair Campbell along with the late Dr Kelly and Sadam’s 40 minutes s to blow us all up. And all of it on the “I want to be a millionaire” Blair watch.

    Meanwhile the back room boy (oops a pun) Brown kept his head down in the toilet bidding his time to stab “Our Tone” in the back. So, after 13 years of blatant mismanagement, cover ups and lies the establishment and the media were cooked into complete corruption.

    If Cameron the Naïve thinks he can escape the blame now or can ride this out he is mistaken. The BBC along with Red Ed and his cronies will make sure of that.

    Meanwhile “Our Tone”, the straight kind a guy, is sitting on a beach sitting himself with glee.

    It’s just not fair, as Mrs T. said.

  61. 153
    Ghengis says:

    Nah, the whole sorry debacle is down to “Our Tone”. Anyone remember the “get your peerage here”, only a million squids, that went very quiet. Then there was a little matter of bribes to the Middle Eastern chaps that was deemed a bit sensitive for our tender ears. And then a few million quid blown on MP’s & Peers expenses. And then the BEEB emasculated into utter submission by “Our Tone” and his ex porno correspondent mate over Sadam’s 40 minutes to blow us all up. And all of it on the “I want to be a millionaire” Blair watch.

    Meanwhile the back room boy (oops a pun) Brown kept his head down in the toilet bidding his time to stab “Our Tone” in the back. So, after 13 years of blatant mismanagement, cover ups and lies the establishment and the media now believe corruption is the right way forward.

    If Cameron the Naïve thinks he can escape the blame now or can ride this out he is mistaken. The BBC along with Red Ed and his cronies will make sure of that.

    Meanwhile “Our Tone”, the straight kind a guy, is liying on a beach sshitting himself with glee.

    It’s just not fair, as Mrs T. said.

  62. 154
    Rebekah Page 3 Girl shares her views on the economy. says:

    I don’t know wot all the fuss is abowt. My mind is stagnant and my baps clearly state that inflation is increasing innit. We need Balls to stimulate the economy. Innit.

  63. 156
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Off-topic I know but for those who still remember Kia Abdullah and her tasteless comments and chose to offer some comment on Amazon by way of reviewing her ‘book’ (as I did), they have all been since removed. Mine never made it (sadly) but others presumably from this site did. Fascinating how ‘freedom of expression’ is apparently no longer an assumed given. Fuckers! Amazon can take a fucking walk as well……..

    • 158
      ross - mincer - kemp says:

      try news international websites – they would never interfere with free speech, even when deeply critical of their own position.

      mr murdoch has always been a robust defender of a free press, which is why all right thinking people hope that this current storm in a teacup will blow over soon and we can return to a media that we can all trust and respect.

  64. 159
    Hard-Lazing Voter says:

    O/T: Why is 38 Degrees, the British wing of Obama’s thug operation, allowed to operate? They’re as bad as NI, surely?

  65. 163
    nell says:


    I see twatson has just called rebekah a crook in the HoP using parliamentary privelege.

    This is the same twatson that worked closely with damian mcbride to publicly smear innocent people opposed to the labour party and who claimed thousands of pounds of taxpayers money to furnish his own tiny london flat isn’t it?

    • 171
      Socialists = Sociopaths says:

      Hypocrisy and mendacity – it’s in Liebour’s D-N-A.

  66. 165
    The Daily Skunner says:

    Headline. ‘Bloomin’ Beck she is still here’ or ‘Down, out and Brooken’.
    Buy the Daily Skunner 2morrow and play monopoly. Lots of cash prizes to be won if you are a pig. Do not miss the exclusive interview with the quite nice looking bloke who appeared in the ‘phones4u’ ad. Plus win a signed copy of Hazel Blears’ new book, ‘My life was made hell by Rupert the Bear. Pick up a copy of the Daily Skunner for 20 pence.

  67. 166
    Jeremy Clarkson says:

    When will it ever end?
    Getting to the bottom of this is like trying to find Lenny Henry at the back of a dark cave.

  68. 167
    Joss Taskin says:

    Nicky Campbell
    ‘Ming’ Campbell
    Ronnie Campbell
    Alyingstare Campbell

    All of them pontificating sanctimoniously across the media today.

    Is it ‘Campbell’s Day’ today or something ?

  69. 173
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Not much more room left up here on the Moral High Ground. Christ on a bike, here comes Max Clifford !!

  70. 174
    Gordon Brown says:

    Take me out of my baby bouncer NOW because I have an Important Meeting with Mr Strauss-Kahn, Dimitri Medvedev and Usain Bolt.

  71. 177
    Ross Kamp says:

    Uhoooo darlings!

    It’s only me, just popped in to remind you naughty boys to watch my new programme tonight. It’s called Ross Kamp on Gangs and this week I’ve infiltrated a vicious gang of Brazilian rainforest lezbo ladyboys who’ve been handbagging people to death on the street of Rio!

    Don’t forget Sky 1 at 8pm, tatty bye bye sweeties!

  72. 186
    from spain says:

    after watching the last couple of hours on the TV you would think Labour are
    still in goverment.
    Labour this Labour that Labour .Labour every where …where the fuck are the Tories fighting their corner IE all on Labours watch …wankers

  73. 190
    Plod says:

    Me and me mates ain’t goin’ to the awards ceremony, we’ve already had our rewards directly from the NoW.

  74. 192
    Babbling Brooks says:

    I was on holiday.

  75. 196
    TopMarx says:

    Great reading you right-wing losers getting upset by Murdoch getting caught out.

  76. 198
    Odelay says:

    Simon Fucking Greenberg eh!
    Last time I heard this character he was on talkSPORT.

  77. 201
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Rebekah Brooks must be a fucking good shag for Murdoch to be protecting her like this. Wouldn’t mind a crack at her myself.

    • 206
      sergei sukmiov says:

      take a leaf out of her (big,butch) ex old man’s book – back door job only. she’s used to it and it means you don’t have to look at her face when you’re poking it

  78. 208
    From grandson of the manse to papal knight says:

    Streuuuuuttttthhhhh!!! Ok I’l give the bloke as long as you leave the ginger alone.

  79. 209
    Lord Flashman says:

    Guido we will have to rename you David Attenborough. You bang on and on about Monkeys but are still ignoring the Organ Grinder. Wade is the fall gal so Murdoch can claim the Erich Honeker defence – I am in charge but didn’t do anything wrong – prosecute the underling instead. Also known as the Manuel defence – ‘I know nothing, I know nothing’

    Ok let us accept that even profiting from spying on the families of dead British Servicemen will not illicit criticism from you of your beloved Rupert. At least do something useful – Yates has clearly lied to Parliament by claiming that the phone hacking scandal involved very few victims. This is now blatantly bollocks. Perhaps the conduct of the Cash for Peerages investigation may be now worth revisiting?

    It is a better use of your time and talents than your present obsession with gingas. It was also one of your better campaigns.

    • 210
      sergei sukmiov says:

      knows which side his bread’s buttered – and judging by the size of him, he likes it spread nice and thick

  80. 213
    matchmakertoguido says:

    Rebekah Wade/Brooks(no bugging?) appears on national television. Delivering a full frontal admission to corruptly paying police for information. So, was Theresa May(be) not paying attention? Or in hospital, having a failed Cranial Anal Extract-oscopy?

  81. 215
    Cream Puff says:

    Why cant we have a dawn raid by the Police on the News International Offices?
    Any other business, where there has been dubious practice, we always have a dawn raid files and computers taken away etc. Why cant they do one on News International. They would find everything they want their
    Do it and do it NOW!

  82. 216
    Cream Puff says:

    Wonder if Dave will follow in the fotsetps of his hero Blair and have all the bad news buried – remember what Blair expounded to ‘Today is a good day to bury bad news’

  83. 219
    BoiledCabbage says:

    Guido you dont get it. They own the Police. But who owns them, ultimately?

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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