July 11th, 2011

Exclusive: The Sun on Sunday  Limited Incorporated


164 Comments

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

    A new dawn….

  2. 2
    get rid of the left windgers says:

    classic murdoch hippocrasy – this is a complete scandal to kill one title and then like a pheonix replace it,

    and while i am on it the rest of the dead tree press are just as guilty – they should take this chance to clean them all up

  3. 3
    Hugh Janus says:

    No Billy, same old dawn with a new name.

  4. 4
    Taxfodder says:

    Mornin Guido

    Looks like your mate Vince Cable was right all along about Murdock and Co.

    Nice one, you are either behind……

  5. 5
    Southern Softy says:

    Page three on Sunday!
    That should please the religious lobby.

  6. 6
    Rupert and Son says:

    The Sun never sets on the Murdoch empire.

  7. 7
    Bled White Taxpayer says:

    The address is a suburban house (per Google Street View). News International trying to hide something?

  8. 8
    a chav says:

    It will have tits and celeb gossip in it, won’t it? And endless shit about X-Facter It’s gotta have that. Innit.

  9. 9
    Bring back the cane says:

    The spelling on this paper is getting worse.

  10. 10
    Shuddupayourface says:

    Quite right, glad to see Vince vindicated.

  11. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Labour and Ed could learn a lot from this, this is how you do a relaunch!

  12. 12
    Desperate Dan says:

    Any changes they make to the rules about media ownership will probably mean that the pornographer, ex-KGB agent, the Barclay nutters and the tax-evading Scott Trust will also be found unfit to own newspapers. So its not all bad.

  13. 13
  14. 14
    Citizen Smith says:

    It’s called business Dude. If you don’t like it, go live in North Korea. Or some other Socialist utopia.

  15. 15
    Arthur "Two-Sheds" Jackson says:

    Could just be some opportunist getting in so that NI has to buy the company from them.

  16. 16
    Steve Miliband says:

    Retribution coming soon! watch out lefties!

  17. 17
    Deputy Yates says:

    Please check out that registered office

    79 Solent Road
    Portsmouth
    PO6 1HJ

    It is not known to Operation Weeting.

    What is going on ?

  18. 18
    get rid of the left windgers says:

    its not business when you stand on the families of dead soldiers and crime victims to make a buck

    if that’s your type of business then you can keep it

    It is not a problem making money or journalism – it is the ethics of alleycats

  19. 19
    Lord Grytpype-thynne says:

    While you are in N Korea or Cuba you can learn to spell as well.

  20. 20
    Hugh Janus says:

    Sorry, the DT has already cornered that particular market.

  21. 21
    Audemus Dicere says:

    Are you sure it isn’t Handycock’s lock up shed?

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    “Finally justice will be done.”

    News of the World reporters tried to hack the voicemails of dead 9/11 victims, a former New York policeman claimed last night.
    The ex-officer from New York alleged he was contacted by News of the World journalists who said they would pay him to retrieve the private phone records of the dead.
    The former cop, who now works as a private investigator, said that reporters wanted British victim’s mobile numbers and details of calls they had made and received in the days before the tragedy.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2013334/News-World-hacked-phones-September-11-victims-claims-ex-cop.html#ixzz1RmTkvt5N

  23. 23
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    I wonder how low Miliband will stoop this week at the last pmqs before the summer recess.

    “Mr Thpeaker, will the Prime Minithter now apologithe to the parenth of Milly Dowler over the hacking that happened on hith watch? Yeth, it wath on hith watch! He thhould be arrethted and charged for taking part in the hacking too! It’th all hith fault! He hath let Murdoch do whatever he liketh! Labour hath never got into bed with Newth International! Rethign!”

  24. 24
    Audemus Dicere says:

    Oh, I am sure that you will find that the tax-evading Scott Trust will be exempted from scrutiny somehow, just as the BolshevikBroadcastingCorporation is exempted from rules on concentration of media ownership (and is permitted to continue to fund itself through an illegal levy).

  25. 25
    It's on twitter so it must be true! says:

    It is obvious with even a minor amount of investigation that both this and the domain sunonsunday.co.uk were not registered by News International but by punters looking to cash in on the scandal. Pure churnalism…

  26. 26
    BSkyB says:

    But it has got a Sky satellite dish.

  27. 27
    Registrar of Companies says:

    For a nominal fee we can provide details of directors etc

  28. 28
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    But the B-bbc, who won’t be expectd to do anything, will become even more powerfull.

    This morning the wizzend old champainge socialust humphreys was positivley weting himself at the sugestion that murdoch’s sky could be shut down compleatly.

  29. 29
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I will be a Muggle.

  30. 30

    Well you idiot the sunonsunday.co.uk is now registered to News International. So how obvious is that you are guessing and guessed wrong?

  31. 31
    question says:

    There’s no chance Guido registered the company is there? Good luck to him if he did.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    Unless I am mistaken. All the latest revellations have come from NI themselves (probaly leaked by the Plod though). If they are trying to bring to justice rogue elements in their employ then good on them.

  33. 33
    sunday.co.uk says:

    ;)

  34. 34
    Ed 'Dwayne Dibley' Millipede says:

    Pothted that alweady Anotwoll,

    Ath mentioned earlier, please rhee Mr Ballth for twolling improvements.

  35. 35
    Hugh Janus says:

    And went into serious shouty mode whilst interviewing Beaker. (Mind you, I would probably do the same when confronted by that unconvincing gimp.)

  36. 36
    Steve Miliband says:

    Perhaps they want to downsize the operation to a front room.

  37. 37
    Desperate Dan says:

    Robert Peston says Murdoch is embarrassed. (That not a fact. He made that up) In fact 90% of what I heard on the Today programmethis morning was pure invention. These people who like to boast that they are high-minded journalists are, when you get down to it, just run-of-the-mill liars.

  38. 38
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    New crap. Same as the old crap.

  39. 39
    genghiz the kahn says:

    J. Anus Miliband will look very foolish if it is shown that the ‘hacking’ was going on and Labour politicians knew about it and did nothing.

    Am still wondering which specific outbreaks of ‘hacking’ occurred after The Coalition was formed. It takes an absolute genius to link Call Me Dave to actions prior to May 2010, but on the other hand there are some out there who thought Cameron was to blame for Black Monday.

  40. 40
    LOL says:

    FFS Guido. Murdoch does run his UK branch from 79 Solent Road Pompey.

  41. 41
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Yesterday’s man, yesterday’s man……nobody cares what you think or say any more

  42. 42
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    The address is in Portsmouth – is Handycock involved?

  43. 43
    boulay says:

    if grubby old PIs were able to hack into Politicians’ voicemail what do they think foreign security services were also doing?

    perhaps if MPs were not so fucking stupid they would have thought about national security and put at least a pass code on their voicemail…….

  44. 44
    Yuk says:

    Ug. Council house!

  45. 45
    get rid of the left windgers says:

    benefits of a state comprehensive education, I apologise if I lack the wit and eloquence of an old etonian.

    Maybe if there were more ordinary people we would have avoided this politics/ media conspiracy.

    Anyway going back to my collective farm…….

  46. 46
    Extra Extra Read all about it. says:

    Guido scoop. Rupert Murdoch has moved his UK headquarters to a suburban house in dogshit city.

    You probably need to take this post down Guido. If you don’t want to be the laughing stock of the blogging world.

  47. 47
    boulay says:

    i have also noticed this weekend that the new meme from the left, having realised that this all happened under a labour government, is to start making a big noise about how Murdoch’s evil force took up residence in British politics in 1979…

    Oh of course, it is Fatcha’s Fault………

  48. 48
    Mike Hunt says:

    Interesting location:
    Solent Road is a residential street in the north of Portsmouth – odd place for the registered office of a newspaper.

    It won’t be Handycock though will it, he doesn’t live in Portsmouth.

  49. 49
    Mike Hunt says:

    No, he doesn’t live there.

  50. 50
    MrAngry61 says:

    Well, the Vicar at least…

  51. 51
    DIGGER says:

    It is very nice of NI to volunteer to provide evidence to Plod. However, since Plod doesn’t seem to be interrogating the old computer and other files themselves, then one might suppose that if evidence of naughtiness by very senior NI types turns up, might it just be ‘lost’ or ‘overlooked’. Its like asking the Nazi hierarchy if there was any evidence of wrongdoing during WW2 and accepting what they said – that is NOT INVESTIGATING, that’s accepting what you are given on a plate – any fool (apart from Yates) could do that.

  52. 52
    The Bottle Fed Triplet says:

    The unacceptable face of capitalism?

  53. 53
    Yarnefromhorsham says:

    but will the advertisers support the new title?

  54. 54
    MrAngry61 says:

    It’s in Portsmouth. Probably needs satellite internet that far away from civilisation…

  55. 55
    Desperate Dan says:

    I hope the new press regulations forbids anyone from writing or broadcasting “claims” and “allegations” and treating them as facts. I think in Sweden you can be prosecuted and fined for broadcasting or writing untruths. I would vote for that.

  56. 56
    Double Telly Tax says:

    And a TV aerial. They must be rich.

  57. 57
  58. 58
    MrAngry61 says:

    The ultimate safe house!

  59. 59
    Anonymous says:

    What type of person will laugh at a person with disability? I am sure most of you will know the answer.

  60. 60
    Factual Ed says:

    You mean like claims that Milly Dowler’s phone and the 7/11 victims phones could have been hacked are being reported by Red Ed as Fact?

  61. 61
    Eeu to me says:

    Who was the footy manager blaming Thatcher for today’s fat kids.

  62. 62
    Boris says:

    Nothing’s safe in Pompey.

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  64. 64
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    I suspect that one of the less salubrious things to emerge from this investigation (if it is done properly) will be the inadequacy and cover ups involved in the original inquiry.

  65. 65
    Eeu to me says:

    Business is business, you think they would want to miss a target market.

  66. 66
    screw Polldaddy says:

    + 1

  67. 67
    MrAngry61 says:

    I’d like to see fact-checkers employed by UK media organisations, as they are in the USA for instance.
    That would cut many of the excesses out (such as Hari’s imaginary interviews, and the more delusional BBC ravings posing as ‘analysis’), & accelerate the sacking of hacks who were caught publishing lies.
    Finally open it would the doors to making news organisations legally responsible for the content that they publish – after all, they checked the facts first, didn’t they?

  68. 68
    The Lawyers are Laughing all the way to the bank says:

    If Rupert and Son are not considered Fit n Proper, does that mean the Whole BSkyB operation will have to be switched off?

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Ed ‘Dwayne Dibley’ Millipede says: July 11, 2011 at 9:18 am

    You are not making fun about Ed, you are making fun about the victims.

  70. 70
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    and the Bishop.

  71. 71
    The BBC says:

    Bloody Hell. If that happened we would have to admit that man made global warming is only a theory and is not factual.

  72. 72
    nell says:

    Hmmm.

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

    Are we sure about this Guido?

    This address is a residential , what looks like council, flat next door to a junior school.

    Not sure if my link will work but, if not, address is found easily enough on google maps.

    Next question is, who lives in that flat?!

  73. 73
    Sniffer of the Yard says:

    Name & Registered Office:
    VENDCO LIMITED
    79 SOLENT ROAD,
    DRAYTON
    PORTSMOUTH
    HAMPSHIRE PO6 1HJ

    Company No. 06308242Status:
    Dissolved 24/03/2009
    Date of Incorporation: 10/07/2007

  74. 74
    Sir William Waad says:

    Hippocracy – rule by horses, as in Gulliver’s Travels. Unfortunately, the NOTW was written by and for Yahoos.

  75. 75
    Helpful says:

    Read the article; this is why the state should be minimised not maximised.

  76. 76
    nell says:

    seas rising 3metres in 50 years, east anglia under the sea or alternatively turned into a dust bowl, himalayan icecaps melting, tornadoes and hurricanes increasing over Britain,………………………….

    and all this from one loony professor at the uea and an engine driver!!

  77. 77
    Mike Hancock says:

    I need that satellite dish for my research.

  78. 78
    The victims of Ed says:

    You mean us?

  79. 79
    nell says:

    ok Guido what was it that got modded ?

    was it engine driver?

    loony professor?

    melting icecaps or

    rising seas?!

  80. 80
    Ed 'Dwayne Dibley' Millipede says:

    Noth I’m not, I’m highlighting your poor quality twolling.

    That jutht keeps getting worse, an embarrassment to the party.

  81. 81
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    I have just heard that the parents of Millie Dowler are to meet with Nick Clegg to discuss the hacking of their phones.

    Whilst I have every sympathy with the Dowlers, I cannot understand why Mr Clegg is getting involved. Surely this is a Police matter.

    I do not defend what NI has done, but MP’s are very quick to pour scorn on the newspapers, when their own behaviour over their expenses claims is hardly exemplary.

  82. 82
    TThe Member fae CurrCuddy says:

    ye surely wannae hear ma tracta stats?

  83. 83
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Where’s today’s Rich & Mark? I need something to raise a smile this morning with all these crowing Guardianista hypocrites and Al ja beeba’s gorging on anti Murdoch propaganda over the weekend and this morning.

    Still, enjoyed the last News of the Screws.

  84. 84
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    How can they be unfit when they could be pouring millions into the coffers of a political party?

  85. 85
    Mike Hunt says:

    Are you being forced to by the paper?

    No – if you don’t like it then don’t buy it.

  86. 86
    Mike Hunt says:

    More by luck than judgement: spout enough bollocks and eventually you will say something right.

  87. 87
    fat english couch spud says:

    anybode wanna buy a used squareial?

  88. 88
    nell says:

    No accounts ever filed with companies house.

    Not exactly much of a track record. Prospects not looking good for the sun on sunday limited are they?

  89. 89
    Eamonn U Ensis says:

    It’s all a load of old baloney….I doubt that News Corp are behind it…….just someone trying to make a quick buck by registering a domain name and company hoping to hit it rich by selling it on?? Still nice block of flats for Portsmouth particularly like the name “Winslow Court” someone in Portsmouth clearly had a sense of humour when they named it…..

  90. 90
    Desperate Dan says:

    And you’d have to pay a whacking great fine for telling us we were all going to die of bird flu last winter because you said the Tories didn’t buy enough vaccine.

  91. 91
    God is an Englishman. says:

    ……….more importantly – the choirboys!

  92. 92
    My mate Fred says:

    So, will Milli-Boy-Jump-On-The-Band-Waggon and his band of nutters get in bed with The All New Whiter than White Sunday Sun?

    At the moment he is running round like chicken with its head cut off blaming everyone else for everything, very loudly and very often in the hope that eventually someone will believe them. They have got to hide the truth in an avalanche of s h i t because it all happened on their watch. Well while they were in supposed charge anyway, I don’t actually think they were watching anything. Apart from Mangledbum who was watching the other young Brazilian, the one that Plod hadn’t shot on the way to work.

    So Milli-Boy-Jump-On-The-Band-Waggon and that old scraggy Harps-on-a-lot person thingy get unlimited access to the BBC (and Sky) and make as many lectures about the evil of The Coalition or anything else they can’t control.

    It’s just a pity that Call-Me-Dave is so wet behind the ears, anyone else over the age of 5 would have seen this mess being dumped on his head from a great height years ago and taken a few precautions. Didn’t his mummy ever tell him not to mix with the bad boys & girls from the council estate and self-made chappies from darn under?

  93. 93
    Mike Hunt says:

    From what I can glean, their numbers were in the possession of a private detective in the employ of NI, which is not the same thing.

    The REAL scandal is how he got the numbers.

  94. 94
    Cynic says:

    It would not surprise me if Millie’s Law came next.

  95. 95
    Desperate Dan says:

    Only BSkyB subscribers should be allowed to vote on who owns BSkyB.

  96. 96
    Eamonn U Ensis says:

    “I cannot understand why Mr Clegg is getting involved…..”

    The “Dowlers” apparently requested a meeting with all party leaders….it’s just so happens that Clegg was the first available. Cameron and Miliband to meet later in the week….if a grieving family request a meeting in such a high profile case it’s next to impossible for a party leader to refuse

  97. 97
    Po fathed Grouniad readerista (and Whoremoanith-ta) says:

    pith off! I’m trying to read Harieth’s lateth peeth!

  98. 98
    God is an Englishman. says:

    I blame the hippos!

  99. 99
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So if Miliband and labour have declared “War on Murdoch” , does this mean no Labour party member will give interviews on Sky or any News Inc media outlet?

  100. 100
    Another chav says:

    Phwoorra! lovely big tits? wiv coloured bits?

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    Or even the shareholders do you think ?? News Corp only own 39% of stake so 61% can vote against takeover if they’re so inclined although a high cash offer per share will of course trump good taste every time for some

  102. 102
    Cash 4 Numbers says:

    That’s easy. He has contacts inside the Telcos who will pass on the numbers for the price of a pint.

  103. 103
    DIGGER says:

    As Yates has admitted doing a crap enquiry on the hacking, how many other crap enquiries has he done? Surely no suggestion of lack of vigour on MP’s expenses?

  104. 104
    Grateful for anything says:

    Oh yes please!

    That Cameron is a clever bugger to work all this out. At a stroke he’s destroyed Al Ja Beeba!

  105. 105
    The Pope says:

    I don’t like Page 3. But I do like choirboys.

  106. 106
    nell says:

    Having dug a bit further, according to estate agents, it’s a detached house last sold in 2005 for £220k.

    Perhaps rupert is downsizing?

  107. 107
    mr squeaker says:

    better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and prove it.

  108. 108
    Best Behaviour says:

    Not for the moment. While there is still a chance of the deal going through Sky News has to be squeaky clean.

  109. 109
    My Lord Prizeclot says:

    I do

  110. 110
    Desperate Dan says:

    What a typical rubbish publicity stunt from Cleggy. Any sympathy I might have had with the Dowlers is fast disappearing. The solicitor who is advising advising them to involve themselves in politics should be struck off.

  111. 111
    Rebbekkha says:

    Bags I the comfy chair!

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    In fact the total opposite of what the Labour Party, BBC and Guardian want.

  113. 113
    bergen says:

    Cash for honours?

  114. 114
    Anon says:

    At the very least, I imagine the Parasite Party’s MPs are going to be very guarded in what they say to NI journalists from now on. Their message is going to become very staid, as they think very carefully about every word they’re about to say.

  115. 115
    nell says:

    bskyb shares can be bought this morning for 697p.

    speculation has it that murdoch is prepared to pay up to 850p a share if he decides to carry on with the bid.

    other speculation says he’s going to withdraw.

    hmmm. to buy or not to buy.

  116. 116
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Steady on, old chap !

  117. 117
    Sir William Waad says:

    Shouldn’t that be ‘Soylent’ Road, as in ‘recycled crap derived from dead bodies’?

  118. 118
    Anonymous says:

    Oh dear, that other socialist collective, Cuba is now coming to it’s senses and allowing people to sell their houses and cars. Soon the only collective left to go to will be North Korea. Good luck!

  119. 119
    MB. says:

    The address in Portsmouth is just a very ordinary looking house.

    Either it is a not very cunning way for News International to register the company name or someone has registered the name in the hope of selling to News International or to block them registering the name.

    If NI wanted to register the name anonymously then I would have expected it to be done though some lawyers or other third party.

    Do they register the names of all their newspapers as company names?

  120. 120
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Give us your vote and we’ll carry on with Liebour’s re distribution .

  121. 121
    ichabod says:

    Doesn’t Humphries sound increasingly querulous and fussy, well, senile really.

  122. 122
    P. Doff says:

    Dawn French put me off ever getting up early for a French dawn!

  123. 123
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Let’s get this straight: Murdoch wouldn’t get into bed with Gordoom but they were all over Tony and his cronies like a cheap suit.

  124. 124
    My liver will never forgive me says:

    Not so – I own BSkyB shares and have no wish for them to be taken over by NewsCorp, probably at less than they’re worth.

  125. 125
    Icarus says:

    Bet the Daily Mail or Evening Standard will launch a Sunday paper with News in the title before Ni get their arse into gear with a SunonSunday. Though Desmond is best qualified!

  126. 126
    Desperate Dan says:

    That’s a very good idea. I’d also like to see adjectives and opinion outlawed. “Ed M iliband made a speech”, might well be a fact . Ed Miliband made a brilliant speech”, is subjective opinion. “Ed Miliband made a brilliant speech and it was very well received” is an example of bent journalism

  127. 127
    Icarus says:

    Did Rebekah give them to him??

  128. 128
    Icarus says:

    Did R B give them to him??

  129. 129
    Desperate Dan says:

    No, the police did you feel.

  130. 130
    DIGGER says:

    Presumably, a lot of Met CID officers will shortly be made redundant as the new benchmark of ‘about 8 hours’ to review evidence is applied.

    Does anyone know what the procedure is for discipling officers who fail to carry out their duty in a diligent fashion. What is the police complaints body doing about the admitted failure? What is the chief cop doing? should he not be sacking someone who has failed so badly? Can we trust him to do the next job properly or will it be just too much effort?

  131. 131
    Aunt Hilda says:

    ridiculous rubbish Mr Angry….wake up…news is by it’s very nature an undefined mish-mash of facts and conjecture…most of which is distilled down to ‘what happened with what result’ by the time all the media have waded in.

    Absolutely impossible to control opinion/conjecture by legislation. The most critical controls internally are usually lawyers seeking to avoid libel and slander prospects… editors by nature want to push boundaries.

  132. 132
    Eeu to me says:

    Reckon before a Liebour mp talks to a Murdoch reporter the will now have to have a lawyer with them, they’ve dug a hole so deep trying to get their own back on Murdoch and rusty Dave’s unconned us ,they forgot that NI is a world Conglomerate, they may be able to shut Murdoch in this country but they still have to live in the real world.

  133. 133
    nell says:

    Why can’t murdoch just relaunch notw with the name New News of the World?

    It succeeded for bliar when he relaunched old labour as new labour; well at least it did until gordon got his chewed paws on it.

  134. 134
    Anonymous says:

    Like Afghanistan and Somalia.

  135. 135
    Billy 'shut that door' Bowden says:

    I never bought or read the NOtW, but I would defend to the death the right of titties and bums to be photographed and published.

  136. 136
    Moussa Koussa says:

    FEC*K OFF
    AND
    GOOD RIDDANCE

  137. 137
    boulay says:

    O/T but there was a nice story in the papers yesterday about Alan Sugar pointing out, in an argument in Parliament about banks lending to small businesses, that Chuckles Umuna doesn’t know a thing about business.

    Chuckles’ insightful response was along the lines of “you is old skool man, yooz kno nuffink about the struggles of me bros wiz dem banks mon. i is a bizness expert cos the BBC sez I is a genius and the next Obama…”

    Whilst he is certainly not the first person to realise this the fact that he has just become labour’s biggest donor means that Ed might have to also see the truth….

  138. 138
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Take 100 thumbs up.

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    weybridgeman says:

    http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/

    Murdoch missed something letting this one get away – suspect their online readership figures will soar….

  141. 141
    Anonymous says:

    Haven’t you heard knobhead? All Murdoch has done is change the title with a few clicks of a mouse, and the same paper will be out next Sunday, lots of the same writers, same printers, same distributors, same ethos, same everything. The only difference being that our Rupert will not have to pay so many staffers. Hope you lefties are proud of destroying those jobs that will be lost. You really are a thick cuпt.

  142. 142
    Desperate Dan says:

    In an effort to flesh out the fictitious history of the Milibands, a lecture series was i recently invented in the name of Ralph Miliband (anti-British forger and illegal immigrant formerly known as Adoph Miliband) at the LSE. It was financed by the Gaddafis like so much else at the LSE. Is taking money from despotic torturers morally superior to employing someone with no criminal record?

  143. 143
    Hard-Lazing Voter says:

    Pffft. Forget this. What’s 38 Degrees, the British arm of Obama’s thug operation, got to say about it?!?!

  144. 144
    Cat says:

    I’ve never rated News of The World but I still fail to see exactly what’s got the media and politicians of both persuasions all aerated and self righteous. They hacked phones to get stories. Not exactly a surprise. And how many of you don’t just wish you could do the same to find out stuff? NOT doing it isn’t going to suddenly bring dead kids or soldiers back to life.

    And they’ve paid bribes to coppers – well, THERE’S news! Journalists and crooks have been paying bribes to the plod since Pontius was a pupil pilot. Don’t tell me those po-faced pratts at The Guardian have never done it…or wanted to. Plod probably told THEM to piss off, like any self-respecting normal person would. Instead of verifying their articles with a backhander to Plod, they just make them up or plagiarise them instead.

    Everyone has known all this forever – it’s only when one newspaper is bloody stupid enough to get caught red-handed that now all the other papers are trying to sound whiter than white. And politicians use it as an excuse to do what they could never get away with before – muzzle the press!

  145. 145
    P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    It will be a race to the bottom and I always enjoy myself then.

  146. 146
    Lobster Throttler says:

    Have you seen the little piggies
    Crawling in the dirt
    And for all the little piggies
    Life is getting worse
    Always having dirt to play around in.

    Have you seen the bigger piggies
    In their starched white shirts
    You will find the bigger piggies
    Stirring up the dirt
    Always have clean shirts to play around in.

    In their styes with all their backing
    They don’t care what goes on around
    In their eyes there’s something lacking
    What they need’s a damn good whacking.

    Everywhere there’s lots of piggies
    Living piggy lives
    You can see them out for dinner
    With their piggy wives
    Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon

  147. 147
    Lobster Throttler says:

    Yeah, everywhere there’s lots of piggies
    Playing piggy pranks
    And you can see them on their trotters
    Down at the piggy banks
    Paying piggy thanks
    To thee pig brother

  148. 148
    MB. says:

    Robert Peston saying that the NotW was buying private details of members of the Royal family from a protection officer

  149. 149
    tory boys never grow up says:

    Good to see that Clegg is back into lickspittle mode

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14103895

  150. 150
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Cheaper than Andrex, but the only puppies involved will be on Page 3.

  151. 151
    Roger "My Wife went Under The Bus of Her Own Accord" Clemens says:

    Way to rogerclemens Andy Gray.

    No greater love has no man than to sacrifice a highly paid football presenter because he did not poll well with a targetted demographic.

  152. 152
    Cat says:

    Stop printing claims and allegations? There’d be nowt left to print! The only thing that ‘regulation’ will do is make sure the media can’t hold politicians to account! We’re being coerced and lead by the nose straight into a ‘regulated’ press. I’d rather put up with phone hacking thanks very much.

  153. 153
    Desperate Dan says:

    Or to put it another way. A royal protection officer was going round selling private details of the royal family to the highest bidder. Its the way you tell ‘em.

  154. 154
    Cat says:

    Better them than the bloody US government. What do you think Menwith Hill is for?

  155. 155
    Cat says:

    Probably that the NOTW is single-handedly responsible for the destruction of the world’s forests. As well as for the rising of sea levels – they pissed in the ocean!

  156. 156
    Desperate Dan says:

    Now that the NOTW has been abolished by the forces of righteousness, it means that there’ll no longer be any jokes or levity in news or sports coverage. New regulations should insist that the output of the most extreme of the humourless finger-pointing news operations – the Guardian and the BBC – must include a quota of puns and jokes.

  157. 157
    Cat says:

    +1
    They wouldn’t know how!
    Still, I suppose the Guardian could always plagiarise the odd joke or two.

  158. 158
    Gordon's Psychiatrist says:

    If these revelations had come out sooner you would still be prime minister, wouldn’t you Gordon?

    It’s a tragedy!

  159. 159
    Gordon's Psychiatrist says:

    And they’re all mingers!

  160. 160
    ACPO says:

    For a nominal fee we can provide details of directors and what they have for breakfast.

  161. 161
    Audemus Dicere says:

    Rupert & Son
    (After Cat Stevens)

    Up at eight, you can’t be late
    for Rupert & Son, headlines won’t wait.

    Watch them run to the Sunday Sun
    Now the News of the World’s dead and gone.

    Rupert & Son, the work’s never done, they’re always list’nin’ to you.
    The calls that you had, they’re known to the Ed, you’re never entre nous.
    And they’ve been hacking all day, all day, all day!

    There’s a five minute break and that’s all it takes,
    to hack into a ‘phone, it’s a piece of cake.

    Rupert & Son, the work’s never done, they’re always list’nin’ to you.
    The calls that you had, they’re known to the Ed, you’re never entre nous.
    And they’ve been hacking all day, all day, all day!

    He’s got Brookes who’s been working for years and years.
    But no one asks about Baldwin ‘cos nobody cares.
    Even though Tom’s pretty low and it’s Ashcroft he fears.

    Rupert & Son, Rupert & Son, Rupert & Son, Rupert & Son,
    And they’ve been hacking all day, all day, all day!

  162. 162
    Anonymous says:

    79 Solent Road is a residential address – anyone know who for?

  163. 163
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Guess that was planned a few months back. Not the big surprise that it was made out to be. Who else was at the hacking game? That Mandy and other champagne socialist spin doctors have kept low profile on this subject. Do they all have clean hands??

  164. 164
    Steve Scribbler says:

    As it is a residential address I suspect just someone hoping to sell it on for a good price, and nothing to do with NI


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