July 12th, 2011

Piers Morgan: “Hacking Indefensible”


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    Two Timer says:

    So he loves Sarah and he loves Rupert. Gordon will be distressed.

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    Audemus Dicere says:

    … and Sarah loves Rebekah, don’t forget!

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Piers Morgan fuckin fetus is indefensible !

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    ‘Rolls on the floor laughing’. What an absolute gobshite he is!!

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    piers morgan says:

    So is getting beaten up by jeremy clarkson

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    Wavey Davey says:

    And this is where Dave is wrong in placating Red Ed. There is NOT one shred of evidence that Murdoch authorised phone tapping or cop bribing. Yet the PM of the United Kingdom is agreeing to kick a man when he is down with no evidence whatsoever that the man has done wrong. So much for democracy and the rule of law.

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    vircantium says:

    “It’s a really sad day … for me *sob* … indefensible …. *that sick feeling*”

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke.

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    a dripping tap says:

    Please buy my wifes french house

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    Hugh Janus says:

    So Moron considers hacking “indefensible”. I wonder how would he rate the publishing in a national newspaper of bogus photos of a British soldier ‘torturing’ a suspect, with all of the damage that such photos inflicted upon this nation’s reputation, not to mention the additional risks to our troops?

    A classic case of pot and kettle perhaps?

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    les says:

    Cameron is going with the flow – it would be political suicide if he didn’t.
    It’s not about placating RedEd.
    I think Cameron will come out of this smelling of roses, particularly when that judge led enquiry gets going!
    Murdoch will get what he wants in the end.
    The vote is not legal in anyway, according to the rules for bid as set out by Labour!

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    Wavey Davey says:

    Well I suppose that he would say that he believed the photos were genuine. Like the Sunday Times and the Hitler Diaries.

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    Wavey Davey says:

    But he could have widened it to all the press.

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    Hang Him says:

    No. Dave could have distanced himself totally. And if some Tory MPs were minded to attend Red Ed’s show trial he could have awarded them a free vote.

    Dave did not have to support the lynch mob.

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    ichabod says:

    Was Morgan any good as a journalist ? Did he get scoops, could he write convincing articles in defence of this or that. As I never read the Mirror ( the heat, the smell, the people…) he’s merely only a tv personality to me.

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    nell says:


    Interesting american press on the piers ni thing Guido.

    They’re not as piers worshipping as I’d expected.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    But even my dog could see that they were not. He only had to show them to anyone with any military experience to know that they were a put up job. He can say what he likes, but his place in history as a smug and very unpleasant individual was immeasurably reinforced by this crass act.

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    Piers Morgan says:

    I’m a twat!

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    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Wet Dave is a seeks popularism and will say and do anything he thinks the public will like. These disgraceful politicians are so hypocritical it is sickening.

    They are the ones who cuddled up to Murdoch when it suited; they are the ones who influenced the police decisions when it suited ie MPs expenses- there is no possible way that so few could attend court with over 300 MPs overpaid or fiddling their expenses. They ridiculed Yates over Blair’s cash for honours and did everything to scupper a proper investigation, they influenced the way Dr Kelly’s death would be investigated, they always manipulated criminal investigations in Northern Ireland. The corruption starts at Westminster and until that culture is changed then we will have plenty more scandals where politicians have their finger prints all over immorality of the subject area of the day.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    He became quite adept at manipulating the stock market for his own ends, did he not?

    And please forget the thought that he is “a TV personality” as you put it. He earned the nickname Moron against some very stiff competition.

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    Gordon's unhelpful input says:

    The empire bites back: News International denies accessing medical records of Gordon Brown’s sick son

    Sunday Times insist ‘no law was broken’ in their investigation of Brown’s flat purchase in 2000

    The Sun assures the Browns they did not access medical files
    Statement says they discussed article with Mr Brown’s colleagues
    Mr Brown gives extraordinary interview to BBC where he says he and his wife were ‘in tears’ over the story
    Accuses company of using ‘criminal underworld’ to obtain information
    David Cameron says ‘his heart goes out’ to the family


    I bet Red wishes that Gordon had kept his gob shut. Dave fell for it too mind.

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    nell says:


    Interesting! journalist happy to attack the armed forces whilst they’re doing a dangerous job in Ir aq underfunded by his friend the chancellor!!

    Now both of them are discredited! And rightly so!

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    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    Weird Jocko Brown and Family:

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    nell says:

    Dave needs to go and talk to Mrs T before he digs himself any further into this hole!!

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    Gordon Brown says:

    Boohooow Boohooow Boohooow *sob* *sniff*…

    I always knew deep down Rupert bear was a baby eating Tory, but never said a signal thing for a decade. But now I say go on Bill Badger Corporation, kill him kill him, and kill him again!

    Boohooow Boohooow *sob* *sniff*, can I go back to Scottyland and hide away again now Mr Red Ed? I did what you say so Please, those cameras and bright lights are so shiny and hurt my eyes, I want my dummy now!

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    One way bet says:

    Goodness knows how he got away with that one. Friends, high places i suppose.

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    Down With Brown! says:

    From the man who tried to bribe Ian Hislop’s priest to find out if he had been talking about anything juicy in confession.

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    MrAngry61 says:

    Never understood why Clarkson had a fight – which apparently was limited to pouring glasses of water over each other on a plane…

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    Dave doesn't do Conservitism says:

    I think you will find that Dave is more inclined to ask Tony Blair for advice than from anyone remotely acquainted with Mrs T

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    Primrose Hill Marxist says:

    Hahaha but the Munsters aren’t really scary whereas Brown, pathetic misfit, genuinely is.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why doesn’t the Vaz chaired select committee request Gordon Brown appears before them. If they can use Guardian half truth garbage then surely some Brown garbage would go down well.
    The selective select committee.

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    Piers Who ?? says:

    “Hacking Indefensible”

    He’s lying again.

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    On the Guardian link up top : Where does the telly tax go.

    £39.5 million on the red button. Has anyone actually pressed that on purpose?

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    nell says:

    I think it’s a great pity that NI didn’t concentrate their journalistic efforts on exposing brown , aintbustinagut, kevan et al in their neglect of our lads in
    ir aq and af ghan istan!!

    I doubt whether any of us would have condemned them hacking phones to expose the truth of how gordon’s government put our lads out to dry!!

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    Piers Who ?? says:

    Where’s the edit button?

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    MrAngry61 says:

    Supporting evidence?

    That sounds too sleazy even for a tabloid.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Maybe Brown is still pulling the strings of little Ed the puppet. Could be that Balls is loading the bullets in little Ed’s six shooter.

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    annette curton says:

    “In tears”, spare us the sob story, I and about 30 million others are in constant tears over your disastrous handling of this countries economy.

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    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    …….zzzzzzzzzzzz Is Calamity Dave still keeping his powder dry through all this like the past four+ years he supposedly has been you dozy bat or will you finally admit what everyone else see’s that he is as useless as a fart underwater?

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    youboob says:

    If it’s meant to be the porn channel, it’s fucking crap.

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    nell says:

    He ‘s a labour stooge.

    Of course he’s lying!!

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    J. Hari says:

    Give me a C! Give me a U! Give me an N! Give me a T!

    Put it all together and what have you got?!

    Piers Morgan!!!

    Or to give him his official title.

    Odious f*cking talentless twatter.

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    MrAngry61 says:

    £1.4 BILLION for BBC!

    That channel broadcasts utter shite – how can it burn through that much?

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    nell says:

    Your political nouse isn’t ever so good is it?

    cameron – 4 years?

    he got elected in 2010.

    For the benefit of your labour education 2010 to 2011 = 1 year.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    What’s to moderate?

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    nell says:


    No the backlash starts here. Even the huffpost is publishing stuff against miltwit and gordon and in favour of murdoch!!

    Dave I hope you’re listening!!

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    Louis 'I'm no iron' Walsh says:

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    Officer Crabtree says:

    I suspect Cameron’s hand has been forced by being in coalition. The LibDems are rabidly anti- Murdoch. I imagine that they have said they would vote with Labour and Cameron has taken te decision not to reveal the divisions in government.

    This is not an issue to die in a ditch over- Murdoch is clever enough to win this war without Cameron and win he will…eventually.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    sorry that should read “Fetus face “

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    Hugh Janus says:

    £1.4bn? If only! No, £3.4bn would be nearer the mark.

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    Rhonddablue says:

    I rarely thank God for America, but for taking Piers Morgan off our hands, I’ll make an exception.

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    Ed is now in charge says:

    SO just who is the Prime Minister?

    One could be forgiven for thinking that it is Red ED as he is the one dictating government policy.

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    Spannerintheworks says:

    Smokers are “hacked off” as well. Word is spreading.


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    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    Yes but nell maths obviously isn’t your strong point….

    Cameron chosen as new Tory leader: Tuesday, 6 December 2005

    ”MP for only four years, said the Tories must change and be in tune with today’s Britain with a “modern compassionate Conservatism”.

    I’ve been generous and allowed for honeymoon time to show his worth but now the truth is obvious to a growing number.

    Keep SPIN SPIN SPINNNING dozy as it’s obvious you lack the wit to call a spade a spade but the excuses by the diminishing number of loyal lapdogs are starting to wear THIN with everyone including his own party grassroots and backbenchers…..

    Camoron is useless.

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    Ed is now in charge says:

    UK government turns against Murdoch BSkyB bid


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    nell says:

    Sorry Guido . I think you got your title wrong there.

    It should have read :

    Indefensible Hack!

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    AnotherAnon. says:

    In other news:

    Moody’s cuts Ireland to junk, warns of second bailout


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    Shark Pack says:

    The collapse is beginning

    Moody’s cuts Ireland to junk status


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    nell says:

    in am erica?!

    militwit should be so lucky!!

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    Shiny Dave says:

    Ireland is our biggest trading partner so its important we funnel another 6 billion of UK tax through it to our banks.

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    nell says:

    greece, italy and spain to follow.

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    nell says:

    Why are we still in the eu?

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    Bored Of Murdoch says:

    Maybe some coverage of the fabric of Western society collapsing tomorrow instead Guido? Its like the BBC round here.

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    Big Jimmy says:

    nell you’re just so right!

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    Affairs of state says:

    This is crazy.

    We are fighting wars in Afghanistan and Libya(Dave said it was a war), Italy is about to go bust and trough the £9 billion we just borrowed to give to the IMF, Obama has run out of money, Gordon has resurfaced from the deep (really serious) and all we can talk about is that a journo listened into a missing girl’s voicemail.

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    Wazza says:

    only 2 far right of centre!

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    George Osborne says:

    It is important that we increase our contribution to the IMF so that I can continue to sit at the top table.

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    You can't go wrong with the two and a half party system. It's got us where we are today says:

    I dunno.
    Why don’t you enlighten us?

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    Precious says:

    Cameron is better off taking as much flak as he can right now. You just know that come election time ALL Ed (Balls) will have to say against him is

    “Coulson, Andy Coulson, Judgement, Coulson, Andy”

    Will anyone remember who this Coulson chap is by then?

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    Vile Miliband, Corrupt Union Puppet says:

    Corruption is endemic in the UK toilet.

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    When Italy goes tits up ,Its the end of the euro
    Italy’s economy is three times bigger than the combined economies of Portugal Greece and Ireland .
    It also has close ties with the Spanish economy
    With a combined debt of over two trillion euro’s even the EU cannot raise enough to bail them all out ,in a word Europe is fucked ,after throwing all our much needed hard earned money at it the Euro is finished !
    Greece cannot payback any of the billions it has borrowed for the first loan it will use the second loan to pay off the interest on the first one
    Ireland will be needing a second bailout by 2013
    Wavey Davey should have stood his ground and told them to fuck off right from the
    start but instead he has blown all the money saved by cuts ,that was vmeant to be used towards our own debts !

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    Once brown always a shit says:

    think you are close to the truth of the scenario as it stands…if cameron were to be seen to stand up for the murdochs at this juncture he would be crucified by the balance of public opinion and he has taken the only route possible in light of the depth of the problem as it is unravelling.

    Seeing that weasel shyster vaz today was nauseating in the extreme …how this mealy mouthed later day saint creep has managed to retain the chair of the home affairs committee is beyond me.

    As for piers morgan… when you see him on CNN with his ‘go beyond borders’ bi-line you think …false…vanity led lightweight..yuk

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    A Fine Pair Of Lungs says:

    Brown Vermin.

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    That's News says:

    Anagrams of Piers Morgan, editor

    Greed Rims a Portion
    A simpered groin rot

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    Harry Worth says:

    No. It’s time he became a leader rather than a follower playing catch up.

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    ThePast says:

    Guardian reporting “indefensible”


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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    And MPs are the biggest turd floating in the bowl.

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    Anonymous says:

    What makes me angry is that they blithely went ahead with this doomed Euro bollocks, when even a lobotimised chimp on prozac could see it would never work. Why are lefties so fucking thick? Discuss……..oh don’t fucking bother, it’s too late.

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    Once brown always a shit says:

    well since he came of age last week apparently he is suddenly transformed into an elder statesman pontificating on the hacking scandal as if he knew nothing of the realities of this for years…again expediency shrouded in hypocritical soundbites stating the obvious and preaching to the great unwashed…..pathetic spineless moron.

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Or insider dealing based on share tips from his own city column

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    H arry Worth says:

    No. It’s time he became a leader rather than a follower playing catch up.

    Sorry that eventually this will be a repeat. Had forgotten that H@rry was verbotten

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    does Ha rr y pass? says:

    Mod test d

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    nell says:

    I think it’s a social history landmark of sorts when an ex pm appears with loadsapassion and emotion, all over the media, making accusations that are later found to be falsehoods! well done gordon!!!!

    I didn’t like bliar but he never did such a thing. neither did kinnochio or major any other of our leaders of any political colour!

    Who could we compare gordon to ?!! The nearest I can come to is Stanley in the time of Richard III!!

    It’s no wonder is it? that even omaha , america’s ultimate socialist leader , distanced himself from gordon!!!?

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    does Ha rr y pass? says:

    Seems it does.

    Cameron should start taking up leading rather than following

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    nell says:

    “When italy goes ….up its the end of the euro”

    I do hope you are right about that!!

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    1569 Rising says:

    Actually, the NI statement shows Brown to be a totally unprincipled and disgusting actor of the worst type. To my simple mind, the way The Sun handled the whole issue of the medical affair was fair and decent. They consulted Brown before printing, and wrote the story with the assistance and co-operation of Brown’s colleagues. Brown was so disgusted that he, of course, refused to have anything more to do with the Sun and its editor …didn’t he??

    Apart from going to her wedding, attending her birthday party and Sarah hosting a “girls’ sleep-over at Chequers. Or have I got that wrong?

    We are suffering from a toxic dose of hysteria.

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    Once brown always a shit says:

    ed balls is not on call for this shitkicking contest …the ascerbic tart hes married to is still shrilling above the parapet but he is definitely head down looking the other way…frit shitless hes going to be dragged in somewhere soon…certainly hope so.

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    Ewanme says:

    *Goes all dewy-eyed*

    Sir Fowler on Newsnight IS a dreamboat , ain’t he ??

    E x

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    A sane person says:

    Well you are not so mad afterall Frankie.

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    Johann Hari says:

    I haven’t been suspended. I’ve been sent abroad on a high level 4 month assignment to uncover dirty dealings and expose corruption. My feature will win awards. I’m guaranteed a Pulitzer.

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    AC1 says:

    In the states there was RatherGate…

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    nell says:

    militwit born 1969 only became an mp in 2005.

    he’s just a baby!

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    Uncle Arthur says:

    I am sure many may think just like you and it is dissapointing that he has not come over more forcefully in a number of contexts but the alternatives were what…more gordon ?…not even by any warped measure would that have been palatable.

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    Anonymous says:

    They didnt just attend Brooks Birthday party Magda actually organised it ! What a pair of odious opportunistic hypocrites ! Spare me the tears you Fake !

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    Tony and Imelda Blair says:

    We LUV Rupert and his hacks

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Waterboard Him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Just shows you what a bunch of self absorbed , useless c unts we have in our Parliament.

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    nell says:

    modded why?

    surely it’s not because I compared gordon to rIII’s poisonous stanley?!

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    A matter of degree says:

    So Dave’s big problem is that Gordon can’t stop crying and Obama’s is that the Western world has run out of money.

    PS: How the Fuck did Ed Miliband get a say in all of this?

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    LoL Oh yes i am !

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    Cunt on Newsnight says:

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    Chris Hoon says:

    For those of you out there who are millionaires who own about seven properties, here’s a little surprise for you. http://bit.ly/pToVGI

    Love from the LimpDims.

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    Because you never take the tips offered to beat the mod.

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    Once brown always a shit says:

    like him or loath him Rupert Murdoch is no fool and anyone who thinks he had direct knowledge of the true extent of what was going on is deluding themselves at best and sowing seeds that will bear poison fruit when he finally deals the reckoning. His son james is from the same mould ..neither need money…neither court publicity …neither seek political power…they are king makers not crown takers.

    Rupert has a long memory and doubtlessly is musing on those that have been very quick to cast stones whilst remaining in labour built glasshouses.

    Brown’s adventure today stinks of malice…something for which he is well known and using his son’s illness to draw the sympathy factor is just disgusting to behold…another truely spineless excuse of a man.

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    American says:

    Hey dudes! We’ll take Ruby Wax back if you please take Piers Moron back. Thanks. Have a nice day! :-D

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    confused says:

    I assume insider trading isn’t……. illegal that is in Morgans world at least

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    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    Ireland downgrade, Greece debt blackhole still increasing after multiple bailouts, Spain and Portugal soon to be whipping out the begging bow, Italy in meltdown and too big to bailout, USA literally weeks away from running out money to pay Social Security. EU will collapse like dominoes, IMF can’t raise enough money to bailout all of the countries.

    Looks like the seeds being sown ready for the onset of World War 3 to me.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m watching a Michael Foot speech and having a J Arthur.

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    Tell it like it really is says:

    Get a look at the front page of the Sun tomoz – bring it on.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    AKA Ah Monika

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

    Gordon Brown lying ???? http://bit.ly/qqaFEr Surely not !!

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    Tell it like it really is says:

    Well worth taking a look at tomorrows Sun front page.

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    Ah! Monika says:


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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Fuck off Jonah, you’re going to rain on my parade.

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    Fabians are Evil says:

    Shameless, Gordon Brown and his marxist chums are both toxic and shameless

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    Alternative Harry Potter titles says:

    Harry Pothead and the Philosopher’s Stoned

    Harry Potter and the Chamberpot of Secretions

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Abu Ghraib

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Farts

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Penis

    Harry Potter and the Half Price Drinks

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Ho Blows Part 1 and 2

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    Tell it like it really is says:

    FFFS just what has this country come to? Newsnight tonight we have that two bit actor Grant, yes the one arrested in the US having sex in a car with a street prostitute, dictating what the gov’t will do.

    Thankfully, the more he chattered the more he proved what an empty vessel he is, even so I expect Paxo to exercise some control over how many idiots per night are allowed on.

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    Tell it like it really is says:

    Apart from all the other scams being used to take our tax money it’s now being ruled that other EU passport holders may come to Britian, never work or put a penny in the pot but WILL be entitled to claim full pension benefits in the UK………………..truly unbelievable.

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    Tom Baldwins Ajax Supplier says:

    You mean Keith Corrupt Vaz….

    Yep….he never comes out of that enquiry room in case the border police nick him for faking passports and visas again for his corrupt business mates!

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    Anonymous says:

    I have been dipping in and out today, and odious has been the favourite adjective to describe them both

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    Anonymous says:

    Somebody’s going to get hurt if they’re not careful…..

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    Anonymous says:

    Why the involuntary shaking of the head?

    Early Parkinsons?

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    B&P Leadership Battle Gets Underway says:

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Possibly only essential tremor

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    B&P Leadership Battle Gets Underway says:

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    B&P Leadership Battle Gets Underway says:

    Of course nothing in the MSM about any of this, I wonder why that is?

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    At lease they do says:

    Well I say take your pick Griffin or Brons’ and that’s democracy for you B&P style, it’s all rather refreshing really, wouldn’t mind some of that in my party.

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    Anonymous says:

    Looks like Griffin is seriously worried.

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    The odious Denis MacShame says:

    Normally I have something of a monopoly on that particular word.

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    Anonymous says:

    I’m getting increasingly alarmed by how the whole hacking thing is playing out.

    Whilst hacking the phones of the families of murder victims (or dead soldiers) to get juicy bits of news is obviously distasteful (and illegal), I really don’t like the way that it’s being used as an emotional bargaining chip to curb the overall freedom of the press.

    Was it illegal? Yes.

    Because it was illegal, does that mean that anything that any media organisation does should always be within the law?

    Well, not in my opinion, no.

    If illegal means are the only way to find out and prove that, say, a Prime Minister is a raving madman who doesn’t understand anything that he’s doing and who’s the kind of person that is willing to use the illness of his own baby to try and initially get public sympathy for a few extra political votes and to then also use the illness of his own baby to try and take-down someone who switched their allegience, then I don’t really want those means completely taken out of existence.

    I *want* to know when a politician is a lying cheating evil sociopathic bastard, and if the only way to prove that is via illegal means, then so be it.

    The whole things reeks of McCarthyism, it’s all been blown completely out of proportion and is becoming somewhat frightening.

    Shock news:
    Journalists use underhand means to get juicy bits of gossip and to find out what the powers-that-be are doing.

    Well, it’s not really shock news, is it? It’s been going on in one form or another ever since the first newspaper was printed. And it’s the only way that you’ll ever be able to hold governments to account.

    The previous government knew all about it, and deliberately tried to keep it under wraps because they were being supported by the press at the time.

    Gordon Brown is a known sociopathic lying evil bastard whose henchmen in the past smeared everyone from soldiers to the heads of children’s charities.

    I *want* people like Murdoch to hack the phones of people like Brown.

    How come there isn’t the same outcry from the BBC/Guardian about the illegal acts that were used for finding out the extent of the expenses scandal?

    Witch-hunts are always alarming, especially when the people doing the hunting are only doing so simply because the hunted switched allegience from the hunters to the hunters’ political opposition.

    I hope this all calms down soon and gets put into perspective.

    I WANT our media to act illegally in some instances, and I WANT our police to pass information to the press when it’s not always legal; I don’t want the police to be so scared of recriminations that you can’t find a single copper in the whole force who’s willing to give to the newspaper a smoking gun which proves that the person running/ruining the country is a moronic sociopathic lunatic.

    So, my advice to the left wing press is:

    “calm down, dear; I’d rather have a press doing some underhand stuff than a country where nobody can find out anything about what the government is doing and where your company will be shut-down by the left-wing media whenever you get so much as a parking ticket – put it all into perspective, and look at the bigger picture before it gets out of hand.”

    With all this, my worst nightmare would be that Sky News is somehow taken out by the rabid left wing press; imagine a world where the only news channel left standing in the uk is the BBC; fuck me, that’d be a scary world to live in.

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    Jimmy says:

    “Says hacking is “indefensible”…”

    That was quick. Welcome aboard Johann.

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    albacore says:

    My, my. All this hand-wringing about the freedom of the press.
    Our pussy cat’s another paper tiger. He’ll come along, wrap his forelegs around your ankles and give you a little nip on suspicion – but he’s always careful to keep his claws retracted and not let those wicked incisors break your skin.

  141. 141
    D L George says:

    Conflict of interest?

    Wrote this yesterday into an older thread, it was modded and reappeared later this morning after everyone and their dog had left for newer pastures.

    I’ll give it another bash.

    Someone posted this link on Monday


    Towards the end of the piece it mentions a lady called Colette Bowe.

    The Murdoch Empire has employed firms UBS and Morgan Stanley to advise it on the takeover of BSKYB.

    Colette Bowe, is on the board of advisers Morgan Stanley. The site above also confirms She happens to be the chairman for Offcom!

    Even the Murdoch supporters must admit there’s something very fishy about this.

  142. 142
    Brown scum says:

    Gordon Brown states he cried when his son’s medical records were made public

    I wonder how he would have reacted if he had to jet wash his son from the wall like many Iraqi fathers have had to do?

  143. 143
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Looks like they are basically accusing him of lying

  144. 144
    More Hari gossip says:

    This is worth reading, especially the part regarding “David r” and pa edo porn. Hari’s penchant for attacking anyone who criticises him is not only sad but suggests someone rather unstable.


  145. 145
    Sir Everard Digby says:

    and you will find that the Beeb ran the story,with inout from Gordon’s ‘spokesman’ the day before the Sun published. More interestingly,Nick Robinson published a piece about the subjet on the Beeb’s site several hours before they put up the story.

    There was no hint in any of it that any newspaper had the story,or had gained the info in an illegal way.

    Odd expression of grief I think -briefing the Beeb with no mention of NI.

    The clunking fist -can’t manage a stitch up even when he has a needle and thread

  146. 146
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Wasn’t Morgan the one responsible for the photos of Victoria Lockwood leaving a detox or anorexia clinic as well?

  147. 147
    Vichy Dave says:

    I wonder what questions PM Edward Miliband will be asking the leader of the opposition today?

  148. 148
    The Sun Says says:

    The Sun and Gordon Brown
    FOR nine days News International has been under siege as a result of the behaviour of a number of News of the World journalists several years ago.
    The Sun had not been dragged into the scandal, though it was obvious our commercial rivals and political enemies were desperate for it to happen.
    Then, on Monday, they reported that in 2006 The Sun illegally “obtained” – or even “hacked” – the medical records of Gordon Brown’s infant son Fraser and found he had cystic fibrosis.
    The story was fed to our eager rivals by “friends” of the former Prime Minister.

    We will not let it stand.
    We never saw Fraser’s records. The story came from a member of the public, making the kind of call all newsdesks receive by the score every day.
    It was a snippet of information from the parent of a child with cystic fibrosis who had a desire to raise awareness of the condition. (He got his way too. Individual donations to the leading cystic fibrosis charity almost doubled.)
    The Sun confirmed the sad news with Sarah Brown, who gave us their consent to run it. Without that consent we would not have published. It would have breached the PCC code.
    The Browns worked with us on the story through the Chancellor’s office and provided quotes. And they didn’t complain about our coverage.
    It would be odd for a newspaper not to investigate information like this in the sensitive way we did.
    And once we ran the story online and No11 issued a statement, every major news outlet in Britain saw no harm in covering it.
    Those same papers now sanctimoniously baying for The Sun’s blood gave Fraser’s condition massive coverage themselves. They include The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail.
    What hypocrisy they have shown.
    In a BBC interview yesterday Mr Brown tried to link The Sun with alleged criminality at News International and made a series of claims apparently calculated to mire us in the scandal.
    “I have never talked about Fraser in public”, said the man who has done so three times on television.
    “I never had a good relationship with News International”, said the man who, with his wife, cheerfully attended News International social gatherings both before and after the story.
    “News International deserted Labour because I stood up to them.”
    Again he is mistaken.
    The Sun deserted Labour solely because the party failed Britain and wrecked the economy.
    Mr Brown should face up to those failures.
    Not seek revenge by misrepresenting how The Sun has behaved towards him.

    Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/sun_says/article244723.ece#ixzz1Rxp04Tu6

  149. 149
    Wavey Davey says:

    The deputy PM, Yvette Balls is now addressing the nation live on Sky.

  150. 150
    Admiral Leach says:

    Are you really surprised? Dave Light Weight is good at one thing, promoting his own image. He’s from the world of PR which is basically lying for other people’s benefit and then went into politics where he could lie for his own. He’s a flim flam artist, go with the flow Blairite. He truly is the heir to Blair, spineless, clueless and willing to take any expediency so long as he looks good, a true example of the best of our elite in action. From top to bottom the whole political class needs purging just look at that twat Lord Hanningfield, we should make the shit walk every where.

  151. 151
    JuliaM says:

    You expect a man without a backbone to stand up and be a man?

  152. 152
    JuliaM says:

    “Mr Brown should face up to those failures.”

    Now, THERE’S a forlorn hope, if ever there was one!

  153. 153

    Is thеrе anyonе authoritativе you can trust in thе UK?

    Labour politicians? No.
    Consеrvativе politicians? No.
    LibDеm politicians? No.
    Mr Spеakеr? No.
    Thе prеss? No.
    Thе Bank of Еngland? No.
    Bankеrs? No.
    Lawyеrs? No.
    Policе? No.
    Civil sеrvicе? No.
    Local councils? No.
    Corporatе bodiеs? No.
    Doctors? No.
    Dеntists? No.
    Footballеrs? No.
    Actors? No.
    Church lеadеrs? No.

    Thе country has bеcomе a moral wastеland. I would not еvеn еntrust my toеnail clippings to any of thеm.

  154. 154
    Mrs Hyancinths' Bucket says:

    Yes and note how this odious bitch failed as usual to answer the questions.

  155. 155
    Once brown always a shit says:

    Fair comment Anon…..there is a definite two edged sword effect of exercising heavy handed control of the press. This isn’t Syria…we are not going through an arab spring and whilst it is disgusting that the dowler…7/7 victims matters etc are being uncovered this is nothing that hasn’t been going on since times immemorial.

    The hypocricy of many news organisations professing indignation of things many have been doing themselves is fatally short sighted. If they are thinking they can somehow slip under the radar as NI takes a public thrashing they should think again. In reality they are going to eventually be drawn into the wider issues raised and will look even more crass when the facts out.

    I do not agree Anon that on balance it is right to allow the press or indeed anyone to use illegal hacking type actions to gather information because to do so would just encourage the practices currently exposed to continue with quasi government approval. I do agree the public interest argument is powerful.. understandable and legitimate in contention but ‘on balance’ wrong in fundament.

    The country does need a big ‘wake up’ call to ask how people like keith Vaz can weasel themselves into positions where they can lecture others on the morals of being forthcoming or economic with facts or truth. He is not alone in the frame and if anything can be relished to behold it is the chance to hear MPs wriggling under oath to answer questions we all know they never want to answer candidly. The particularly well honed labour tactic of indignant display is risibly obvious and expedient in the extreme.

    Rupert Murdoch and his family are savvy operators who as I posted last night are king makers not crown takers…they are made of strong stuff and will all be horrified at what has gone on but nailing them to the mast will do nothing to change the past, little to discourage others in the future and probably allow
    some to slip away to smug safety.

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    Martin Day says:

    First the National Health Service,now you just can’t trust the T-ories on the economy.

    UK trade deficit worsens in May
    The gap in the UK’s balance of trade widens unexpectedly in May to £4.1bn as imports of manufactured goods surge.

  157. 157
    The British Public says:

    So “The Sun” isn’t supporting Labour then ??

  158. 158
    Once brown always a shit says:

    shes an expert in obfuscation learnt from that creep shes married to and the moron they both worked for

  159. 159
    Once brown always a shit says:

    spot on Sun ….crass hypocrisy from brown as usual.

  160. 160
    Gary says:

    Simple solution to US Debt:

    Abolish agriculture subsidies. Are American farmers completely retarded? Work, you lazy fucks!
    Slash the Pentagon’s ridiculous budget by 30%. The Stupid Yanks won’t even audit the Spentagon, so Lockheed continue to bum-fuck the US taxpayer.
    End all Corporate Welfare; Lockheed, Halliburton, Blackwater, Dyncorp and the various other gangsters and paedos should stop sponging off the US Taxpayer.
    Erik Prince’s boys raping Iraqi girls, all paid for by the stupid US taxpayer.

    Abolish Bush’s Medicare Part E.


    The Americans deserve to go bankrupt for being such war-mongering millitarists. Honestly, they need to stop worshipping the Hunts at the Pentagon, who are almost all treasonous corporate whores.

    This is what happens when a nation spends vast sums on stupid toy weapons because it has the collective mental age of a four year old.

  161. 161
    Agenda 21 says:

    It’s the same with all the Carbon bollocks that will cost us all a fortune. Wealth transfer from the poor and middle class to the rich and super rich. We are in a neo feudalist age, the corporates are the new Baron’s and the political class their errand boys.

  162. 162
    Gary says:

    Who is this man the Sun claims was the source, and how much did they pay him?

    If you believe that bullshit story about the source wanting to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, you are thicker than pig shit.
    How much was this guy paid?
    What’s his name?

    Mr. Hills Borough?
    Mr. Fuckibumbooboo?
    Mr. Albert Wesker?
    Mr. Lan Di?
    Mr. Cloud Strife?

    If he is so saintly he won’t mind being named. Unless the Sun made him up, of course.

    Let’s see this noble soul’s name up in lights, and how much he was piad to “help” cystic fibrosis by lining his own fat pockets.

  163. 163
    John Cowan says:

    Piers Morgan tried to prevent one of the best election stories breaking! The one about Mr John Cowan the Labour Party Candidate for South East Cambridgeshire. Cowan claims his phone was tapped by the News of the World; but it was the public to broke the story to the Daily Telegraph via the Pistonheads website.


    There is now a Facebook group dedicated to Cowan and his friend Kerry McCarthy MP.

  164. 164
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    The world famous traditions of the honest British bobby were shit on from a great height yesterday at the parliamentry enquiry !

    11,000 pages of evidence and there was “Nothing to see here move along”
    “While you were heading this investigation into News International you were dining out with Murdock and Brooks””and after you resigned from the met you go to work for News International ”
    You have a list of 3,800 names of people who’s phones have been hacked how many have you contacted ? Err 170 !
    Rotten to the core ,you don’t have to be a genius to see that whats been going on here
    i think it’s more than a couple of low ranking officers who have been visiting McDonalds !

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I like how Actors are higher on your list than church leaders.

  166. 166
    I don't need no doctor says:

    So this has all happened under the Tories who have been in power for a year. Nothing to do with Labour then. People that deny labour’s culpability should tell the truth, and not hide behind labour lies.

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    Gary says:

    “A relative of mine that is in the distribution and sales of newspapers and magazines on a national basis said that News international publications had seen a big decline in sales since last friday and the number of returns was on a scale not seen before !! Any advertisers that advertise with News international could be damaging their brand in the long run”
    :) Bye, bye Murdoch, you Australian Hunt.

  168. 168
    Gutter Internet says:

    Facebook? Who wants to visit that shite site?

  169. 169
    Gary says:

    Murdoch supported the war in Iraq, big profits for him and his Wall Street buddies.

    And of course Erik Prince and his paedophiles, Blackwater.

  170. 170
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    OK. they convinced me.
    The sun ran the story for the sake of Cystic fibrosis sufferers.

  171. 171
    misterned says:

    The Conservatives in the conservative party really urgently NEED to ask themselves how long they will continue being led by this shite wank-stain lefty PM.

    ALL the corruption, hacking, criminality happened on Labour’s watch, with the complicity of NIs spinners in the labour leadership.

    Cameron has allowed the stomach wrenching hypocrisy of labour’s lies about their long parasitic relationship with NI to be wholly ignored.

    It becomes clearer by the day that Cameron is totally signed up to the same lefty Guardian/BBC agenda.

    All day yesterday, the BBC carried Brown’s blatant, obvious lies about the Sun, without question, clarification or balance. They gleefully and repeatedly reported Browns total and bare face lies as complete and total truth.

    This morning the BBC has not uttered a word of apology.

    What really pisses me off is that without NI (for all their faults) we will be left with an enemy media in this country. The vast majority of the media will be pro-EU, Pro Climate alarm, politically correct, third way traitors.

    Cameron is totally signed up to that and has cravenly capitulated to that agenda and by so doing, is making Ed Miliband look like he has leadership potential.

    Today’s PMQs will be a craven, cowardly capitulation to that agenda as Cameron will sickeningly follow and agree with all that Miliband says.

    Even that loathsome, useless prick Miliband will slaughter Cameron at today’s PMQs. I cannot imagine how Cameron could win today, for he has already surrendered.

  172. 172
    .co.uk says:

    Gary, I think you would be better served if you posted on a USA based blog.

  173. 173
    misterned says:

    But the BBC will not apologise for leading their news all day with known lies.

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    Outraged of Hayle says:

    It’s maddening Frankie.

  175. 175
    Agenda 21 says:

    All for a theoretical, which will NEVER happen, .0004% reduction in a completely harmless trace gas and essential plant food. Only an utter shit would agree to make the rich richer at the expense of the poor, using the carbon LIE.
    Coalition compassion in action? They are as corrupt as the utter vermin in ZaNu Labour.

  176. 176
    misterned says:

    Cameron made a massive mistake in failing to dump ALL of this in labour’s lap immediately as ALL of it happened on labour’s watch whilst labour were rimming Murdoch for all they were worth.

    What was the last, Stalinist, controlling, intrusive labour government doing whilst their best friends in Murdoch’s empire were complicit in criminality?

    Labour’s lies and hypocrisy should be exposed to the world. Instead Cameron is covering up for labour and helping them.

    The man is a lightweight fuckwit and should go and go NOW!

  177. 177

    The list does not really have a top. It starts at the bottom and deteriorates as they compete to undercut Hades. I should have added the courts.

  178. 178
    misterned says:

    He WAS lying. Blatantly and repeatedly. Just as he ALWAYS has and the fucking awful BBC allowed him to, without question or qualification. Every lie Brown told was reported as Gospel truth by the BBC.

    It is time that the Sun went to war over this.

  179. 179
    S of F says:

    nor our matelas on the beach today Moniker. regards

  180. 180
    The voice of unreason says:

    I think Piers means that it’s only indefensible if you get caught!

  181. 181
    Gary says:

    The people who should be blamed are those who use credit cards.

    If you use a credit card, you are a twat and are part of the problem.

    Its happened because we bailed out the banks (because the banks scared us into doing so) instead of doing the right thing, which was to let them go bankrupt and be replaced by better banks.

    Let them go bust, strip their assets, then allow foreign banks to take over. Simples.

    Iceland did not bail out their banks and they doing fine. “We have to bail them out” was bullshit propaganda created by the banks.

  182. 182
    misterned says:

    Those pictures were so obviously fraudulent, that anyone in Morgan’s position should have known that they were fraudulent.

    He published them anyway because he is anti British, anti military and is a lying sack of shite.

  183. 183
    Agenda 21 says:

    Just kill the Rothschilds and sequestrate their assets. Problem solved.

  184. 184
    Aunt Hilda says:

    obviously through your rose tinted glases not everything glitters gary….now go and eat your cereal.

  185. 185
    More than one way to skin a cat says:

    I see Murdoch is fighting back. Inviting laurie Penny to do the papers on sky and broadcasting a live interview with Mrs Balls is a sure way to undermine Labour.

  186. 186
    Gordon Brown says:

    I cried myself to sleep when I burnt my toast last night

  187. 187
    Gary says:

    Umbrella Corp has more integrity than News Corp.

  188. 188
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Piers Morgan: Says hacking is “indefensible”
    Well no he didnt did he? so Bullshit.

    He said “whats been going on is indefensible”

    There are various things that have been going on. “fiddling about with voicemail” might well be fair enough for important stories, but looks pretty indefensible when prying into people’s grief.

  189. 189
    Steve Miliband says:

    Some chav in the UK has won the euromillion jackpot. Expect sales of decking, conservatories, wkd, moet, coke, gold jewellry, BMW X6’s, Burberry, holidays to Florida and addidas to rise

  190. 190

    Il ils faut un petit matelas de sécurité!! Bon chance…

  191. 191
    Yvette wouldn't recognise the truth if it valeted her volvo says:

    street vendor presumably judging by the level of his informative input

  192. 192
    smoggie says:

    He did not have sex with that woman!

    The black prostitute was sucking his Hugh Grant’s cock when they were caught by the police.

  193. 193
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    How disappointing. I do happen to have taken moral guidance from Wayne rooney. And for that matter been given tuition in sporting matters from Rowan williams. And rowan atkinson come to think of it.

  194. 194
    Moley. says:

    The Sun refutes Brown’s allegations, supported by a signed statement from a member of the public who provided the information,


    Hope Cameron sees it before PMQs.

  195. 195
    smoggie says:

    Sounds less convincing a fight than handbags at fifty paces.

  196. 196
    smoggie says:

    Hacking never killed anyone but those pictures put soldiers lives in danger.

  197. 197
    smoggie says:

    So what? He’s a multi-millionaire now with beautiful women gagging to be seen with him. But am I envious of this?

    Fuckin A

  198. 198
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Because the BBC isn’t answerable to its “customers” they are answerable to the BBC by threats of fines and imprisonment.

  199. 199
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    ah but having said that listening to messages so that we know ulrika is shagging sven is indeed indefensible. Anyone pissing about with that sort of shit shouldnt bother claiming that they are doing anything for the public good. twats.

  200. 200
    smoggie says:

    It will infuriate Mr Cooper that’s for sure. All that attention for the ambitious little chancer.

    Why, she even married as a career move.

  201. 201
    Filthy Rich Caitalist says:

    Gold broke out to new highs last night in the US. Gold and Silver are now a screaming buy. Suggest leveraged ETF’s (LBUL – Leveraged Bullion) for gold and (LSIL – Leveraged Silver) both traded on the LSE.

  202. 202
    Snotrocket says:

    When asked how he (Brown) felt when he heard of the Sun’s report – ‘I was in tears(!!)’ – I so wanted the interviewer to ask him if he felt similar tears to the same report appearing in the previous day’s Guardian.

  203. 203
    Gary says:

    A Heartwwarming Tale Of The Sun & The Spaz Children
    The source the Sun refers to is such a smashing fellow, who only dun it to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis, cos he was like, in the hospital and accidentally came upon the fact that Brown was there and that his son had CF, whereupon it suddenly occurred to him, “I need to raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis immediately by telling the leading authority on Cystic Fibrosis…The Sun! F*** those charities, I’m gonna tell the Sun and make all the little sick children smile.”

    And lo, this noble soul, who only dun it to help da kidz, did contact the Sun, and did tip them off over Brown’s little baby boy thing. Rebekah did smile and express delight at “Gordon’s little diseased boy thing”. The noble hero only asked for one thing in return for his noble act of tipping off about someone’s baby.
    One, precious, heartfelt gift.

    A great big wad of money.

  204. 204
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Anyone who uses a credit card sensiby is not a problem. (… well, apart from for the banks who must think we’re a right unprofitable pain in the ass).

  205. 205
    smoggie says:

    So if we let them go bust there would be no deficit and unprecedented debt?

    Here was me thinking it was Gordon throwing money at an ever growing bloated public sector, spending three times as much on benefits as defence, opening up the borders so that we had the biggest immigration since the Saxons came, many of whom went straight ion to benefits. I won’t mention selling the nation’s gold reserves or the pension raids.

    At least the banks are paying us back.

  206. 206
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I’m completely convinced. by everything.

  207. 207
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    You can’t believe a word News International prints in it’s newspapers, look at the lies they printed about me.


  208. 208
    smoggie says:

    Silly juveniles who want to have hundreds of imaginary friends.

  209. 209

    I would not row across the Serpentine on the back of what any of them had told us.

  210. 210
    Man on omnibus says:

    So, in summary:

    1. Guardian report 29 Nov 2006, published on-line at 21:10, revealed by Gordon Brown with quotes from Cooper and a spokesman for Brown.
    2. BBC website publishes article 29 Nov 06 at 22:42 with extensive quotes from the Browns, a spokesman, Cameron, Cooper, Ed Owen (friend and political advisor to Brown), John Brown (brother), Rosie Barnes (CE of CF Trust) and only Blair declining to comment
    2. Sympathetic Sun article appears next day on 30 Nov 06 with quotes from friend and a Treasury spokesman. The article compliments Brown for introducing imminent nationwide genetic testing of babies.

    Yet Gordon claims that the Sun intruded and published news about his son. It was already in the public domain from the Guardian and BBC! If anything, NI were late getting on board.

    Looks like an unconvincing smear attempt.

  211. 211
    smoggie says:

    On pensions for retired director generals and their minions.

  212. 212
    Joe Public says:

    I think Im correct in saying that I found Vaz’s explanation of the passport affair rather unconvincing.

  213. 213
    Joe Public says:

    Is this the same House of Lords in which 4 of its members were caught whoring themselves out and making it known that they would accept bribes to influence legislation ? Corrupt to the core.

  214. 214
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    From a time when British TV was the best in the world.

    R.I.P. British TV.

    Only thing left to do is to emigrate unless we get out of the EUSSR :-(

  215. 215
    Johann Sebastian Hari says:

    Give me a quote, give me a paragraph, give me a magazine article, give me someone elses work. Put it together and what have you got ……….my latest interview and the Orwell prize :)

  216. 216
    Snotrocket says:

    Gary….do you think the fact that the Guardian ran the CF story the day before the Sun could have upset Brown as much? Or that it carried quotes from none other than Yvette Cooper?

  217. 217
    Gary says:

    The banks haven’t paid me back. Where’s this money they are supposedly paying back, eh? Oh, its going to the politicians, quelle surprise.

    Here’s an idea; let people be paid in cash instead of forcing everyone to have a bank account.

    Abolish child benefit for anyone earning over 30k.
    Make lazy stay at home mums get off their fat backsides and work instead of sponging off their husbands.

    Phase out schools completely and replace them with home-schooling.

    Privatising the Police Farce would save alot of money, its high time their fat pensions were slashed. Might as well make them official corporate whores, seeing as they are already treasonous, lazy scumbags.

    Cut Judges pensions by 70%.
    MPs should only be paid minimum wage.
    Prime Minister and Cabinet should not be paid, they should do their job as a public service for nothing.

    Likewise pull out of Libya and Afghanistan and sell off the territorial army (who are just a bunch of jobsworths anyhow), and while we are at it privatise the Royal Navy so they can make money by selling their services to all and sundry.

    BTW The immigration, I might add, is primarily the result of the CBI, who want cheap labour to drive wages down. You can’t stop immigration because the spivs in the City want it. Shit for you and me, but it makes their bonuses even bigger.

    Stripping the rail companies of government subsidies would also save a ton of money. They are private compnaies and as such should stand on their own two feet and stop being fat scummy parasites.

  218. 218
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    That “relative” is talking out of his arse. I work in the industry and can tell you and ‘him’ returns are absolutely normal for this time of year. Dream on.

  219. 219
    Aunt Hilda says:

    agree with everything you say except….

    ‘Instead Cameron is covering up for labour and helping them.
    The man is a lightweight fuckwit and should go and go NOW!’

    As Pm he will expect that the inquiry will expose the labour party’s role in a lot of this …he knows his own party like all parties have always had to engage with the press in a strategy of grooming public opinion.

    He is a pragmatist who knows that given the relevations thusfar he is forced to effectively delay the issue of BskyB.

    To suggest that Rupert Murdoch knew the depth of wrongdoing and by extrapolation of that logic is not a right and proper person to eventually control BskyB is both wrong and very much against the public interest.

    The sheltered nature of the BBc’s position in all of this is of continued concern. The bias is blisteringly hypocritical in the extreme.

    This country’s backbone is writ in the legend of free speech and nothing should be done that prejudices the ability to get information out there in the public interest but the methods of getting it must be regulated otherwise the very thing we champion will be irretrievably undermined.

  220. 220
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

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  222. 222
    Gordon Brown says:

    I lied, I cried, I lied again, I cried again. When will it all end?

  223. 223
    Cat says:

    I don’t condemn anyone for phone hacking for any reason.

    What passes for government (previous and current) have been perfectly happy to listen in on our phones and film us every minute on CCTV. If anyone puts themselves forward to be in the public eye, they take their chances and have to accept the risks.

    Journalists (well, proper ones, not BBC presenters) will always do anything to get a story. The public expect it of them. Coppers will always accept bribes. And spineless politicians will always try to play both sides against the middle.

  224. 224
    Uncle Arthur says:

    why don’t you calm down gordon…sit down and just think happy thoughts such as when you Tony and Peter were sat under the dreaming spires of university honing your new labour vision for the future…see you feel better.

    then wind forward to now and think of the reality of those dreams… you’re crying again.

    Oh good.

  225. 225
    Loosestools says:

    up the tablet dossage gary preferably to comatose level thanks.

  226. 226
    Johann Hari says:

    Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan?
    Scoop of the Year 2003 which he obtained from legitimate sources?

  227. 227
    Johann Hari says:

    Normally Dennis MacShane would have a monopoly on the word odious but today (Haries on ad nauseum just like in the Independent)

  228. 228
    Johann Hari says:

    Jimmy is 8 years old and a third-generation heroin addict, a precocious little boy with sandy hair, velvety brown eyes and needle marks freckling the baby-smooth skin of his thin brown arms.

    Ching! Ching! Here is my Pulitzer Proze winner!

  229. 229
    Grave Digger says:

    Part of the WikiLeaks material as thoughtfully published by the Graun, certainly also endangered lives, military and civilian.

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George Galloway says of his former Respect candidate the UKIP MEP turned Tory, Amjad Bashir…

“Clearly Bashir does not have any real political principles or commitment, only naked opportunism and self-interest. He represents the revolving door principle in politics. The Tories are welcome to him because he will cause them embarrassment. Fortunately Respect was able to act before he did it to us.”

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