July 12th, 2011

Spot the Difference

Brown Nosing MurdochThis morning’s front-pages worked along a theme “Brown’s shock that his family medical records were hacked”. Kids should not be fair game for the pack, but is there any evidence that this is a hack rather than a traditional, if distasteful, leak? It’s noticeable that since this crisis broke, News International have been ominously silent on the specifics of the allegations put to them, until this one that they have denied. 

Here’s what Gordon said:

“You’re in public life. And this story appears. You don’t know how it’s appeared. I’ve not questioned how it’s appeared. I’ve not made any allegations about how it’s appeared. I’ve not made any claims about [how it appeared]. But the fact is it did appear. And it did appear in the Sun newspaper.” 

No allegation of illegality, but too late, the story is out. The timing of yesterday’s intervention couldn’t have worked better to keep the story alive here , and across the Atlantic. And it’s not just Guido that smells a the whiff of revenge…


  1. 1
    I hate Blue Labour says:

    So it was ok for him to go blubbing in front of Piers Moron when he thought it would get a few votes?

    What a hideous man he remains.

  2. 2
    Gweeedo says:

    brown had all the facilities of the state to stop this – to route it out to protect the meek and poor.

    He did nothing….. he let the story run – with great coverage and then kept in close contatc with the editor…..

    He could have stopped the milly dowler issue ever happening – or the fallen troops parents…

    He only needed to lift his felt tip pen …. and he did not !


  3. 3
    Bazz says:

    Live by the Sword Gorgon………..

  4. 4
    Deep Froat says:

    How distateful. Utterly disgraced political failure uses sick son to keep himself in the spotlight…yet again.

  5. 5
    Gweeedo says:

    Key quote is “i did not ask”…. about how they got the info…..

    He did not ask – when you the chief executive of the countries coffers – you ASK questions – all the time

    and get answers.

    He could have had NewsCorp investigated by MI5/MI6 anything he wanted – he did not….

    he sat in a cabinet where the chanclor and deputy PM – were both hacked and DID NOT ACT!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 6
    Parker says:

    Crocodile tears from a bitter and shameless fool.

    Thanks Gordon for reminding us what a tribal twat you are.

  7. 7
    disgusted of islington says:

    news intenational steals his infant son’s medical records and runs a story about his cystic fibrosis when brown himself had only just found out, and guido still finds a way to have a go at gordon. stay classy!

  8. 8
    brown watch says:

    The man would go down in my estimation, but he’s already at rock, fucking bottom.

  9. 9
    Eamonn U Ensis says:

    Says all you need to know about this bilge………..weep no crocodile tears for Brown or his kids(which he himself was/is not averse to wheeling out when it suits him…..a Labour spokesman on Sky earlier almost gave the game away when asked so this is about getting Coulson is it and not about the victims of News Int’s alleged activities ?? Hypocrits the lot of ‘em and every single one boot-lickers to Murdoch…….

  10. 10
    sg-strummer says:

    Tempting as it is as a father to have sympathy, this is so clearly contrived that the man has made himself look a total prat yet again.

  11. 11
    Has Gordon no shame? says:

    Fraser’s illness was always going to get into the public domain and it certainly did Gordon no harm. Quite the opposite.

    Gordon is now playing politics and his main playing piece is his son. quite disgraceful really.

  12. 12
    South of the M4 says:

    More of a stench than a whiff. A brilliantly executed strategy is now in its 6th phase. All that is left now is to bring in the allegation of the hacking of the Pope’s e-mails and we are done. The full set. The populus whipped up into an eternal frenzy over-shadowing all else. Labour the good guys, Murdoch and the Tories the bad guys. Not condoning any of the distasteful actions, but is it not as bad for someone to have sat on all this waiting for the right political moment?

  13. 13
    Thunderbox says:

    …and I smell a rat. Indeed, a jock rat who suddenly breaks out from hiding and screwing the public in his non job.

    He knew about this in 2006, Rebekah Brooks told him.

    The man is a complete sh1t, more complete than Huhne.

  14. 14
    Steve Miliband says:

    Party of the gutless.
    Never make a difficult decision. Easier to throw money at a problem.

  15. 15
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Follow the “money”. The event happened in october 2006. What was going on at that time? Blair still in position and didnt shift for 9 months.

    Nah, on that basis, saying you’ve got a very sick son that needs a lot of looking after isn’t going to help Brown to boot Tony off his top spot.

  16. 16
    Gweeedo says:

    “I’ve not questioned how it’s appeared.”

    There is his premiership in a nutshell. His kids medical details about to be exposed on the front page of the Sun.

    Does he

    a) Stop the story! Threaten paper that they will never get another exculsive or story….. and defend his kids


    b) let the story run – bask in the sympathy votes and push his son into the frontline along with his wife…

    She even twitters today – but does not say about her close relationship with the person who called to say they had the story…..

    Brown and Watson – what a pair – of twonks!

    They dont come out of this with any credit… they should have stopped it happening – they wanted to kill Notw and would do anything – or let anything happen to allow it….

    they should appologies to the dowlers and his felt tip should write to all fallen heros patents so say – soory it happened on my watch – cos i did not ask the right questions.

  17. 17
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    I wish the hacking of McRuin had been carried out by Lizzie Borden.

  18. 18
    Botzarelli says:

    Not that they are very trustworthy but the Sun has said it got the info legally. If they are right only way could have happened is if it was given to them by Sarah brown. Is that completely impossible or just unpleasant to imagine?

  19. 19
    Ignore my ignorance; I am a Socialist says:

    RB is supposed to have warned Brown about the release. Brown is VERY hurt and CRIED. Sarah two years later organises RB’ 40th birthday. Nice to see how time heals the wounds.

  20. 20
    J says:

    He was in tears?

    A bit like me after I lost 20% of my pension thanks to his tax raid and all-round economic incompetence.


  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    How well rid of him we are. Odious man

  22. 22
    Sir William Waad says:

    Still, the fact remains that NI were prepared to invade the privacy of Brown’s sick child and try to steal personal information about his financial and tax position. Even the worst of us is entitled to justice. Let’s stop trying to defend the indefensible.

  23. 23
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    As for “revenge” why not eh?
    You’d wonder why he hadn’t done it before.

    Not really of course, because it would be rather dangerous to try to kick murdoch unless he was already down.

  24. 24
    Airey Belvoir says:

    So the Browns were so upset, angry and outraged at the Sun and Rebekah Wade/Brooks that later Sarah Brown arranged her 40th birthday party, invited her and Wendi Murdoch for a ‘sleepover’ at Chequers, and the Browns attended her wedding. Seems to me that the shock, outrage, etc comes a few years too late to be entirely convincing!

  25. 25
    Man on omnibus says:

    Obviously none of this actually happened. It’s a fabrication.
    No evidence is presented but guilt is presumed. Labour all the way.

    Don’t forget which party planned an all-out assault on personal data, e-mails, telephone, medical records, banking details. Your data is our data. They could not stop at spending all the money.

  26. 26
    Eeu to me says:

    Well who would have guessed it’s the left’s revenge on Murdoch letting the delighful lefty shits down, never bought a newspaper for one hell of a long time and Murdoch I detest but I think it’s time for me to start buying a Murdoch newspaper, I detest Liebour even more than I do Murdoch..

  27. 27
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    You still don’t get it do you.

    This whole hacking affair is a giant smoke screen to divert attention away from the MPs (traitors) pissing more of your hard earned money up the wall, hiking you fuel bills to support their AGW scam green eco loonery and signing away yet more of your sovereignty to Brussels.

    Wake up and smell the coffee!

    In-Out EUSSR referendum NOW!!!!!

  28. 28
    School for scoundrels says:

    So on the day someone mentions again the flat he bought form Maxwell, at a very good price, a veritable shitstorm of righteous indignation is released regarding what might not even be a hack that he has kept tucked away for 6 years. Hmmmm….

  29. 29
    Pete says:

    Its over.

    The BBC / Guardian / Labour axis of treason has won.

    Murdoch is finished in the UK – the monopoly that the BBC has is complete.

    In defeat, Murdoch will bide his time, wait & watch.

    Things look bleak now – the gloating from the left at killing the free press in the UK is sickening – but Murdochs revenge, using all he knows about Labour, will be very sweet indeed.

  30. 30
    Tax Payer says:

    If somebody had a go at my family I would be asking some questions, believe me.

    And I wouldn’t then be drinking champagne with the c’unts who did it.

  31. 31
    Postal Vote says:

    Not just verbal and reputational revenge, but no doubt the lawyers will put in a claim, helped by Mr Clifford of course.

    Labour is riding the wave, and who can blame them if father and mothers among the public are warming up to Mr Grant who was found with his pants down in Hollywood and many forget about Brown’s own media anticks?

    One thing Conservatives and Cameron should clarify pronto is the type of info Rusbridger of Guardian gave to Hilton. Was it one sentence about Coulson or a complete dossier? Don’t forget Guardian and beeb had a huge interest preventing Murdoch having his man inside concervatives and Nr 10 machine. Would a Labour leader have listen to AND acted on a unsubstantiated warning from a Telegraph editor when that editor would have some self-interest involved?

    PS It’s also high time to look into The Guardian’s quasi monopoly on public sector job adverts incl adverts for beeb jobs. Very clever way in which labour used taxpayer money to buy a newsroom.

  32. 32
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    It’s OK, it appears he is still digging.

  33. 33
    Billy Bellend says:

    Mr Brown if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. He was part of the government that introduced legislation (RIPA) allowing any old jobsworth to keep people under surveillance, listen in to recordings of their telephone conversations and read their emails.

  34. 34
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Another Tory defects to UKIP, i suggest all real Tories join them


  35. 35
    Rageh Omar Muhammas says:

    The Western economy is going into a death spiral, in 6 months time nobody will give a flying toss about this story, they will all be out foraging in skips for things to eat, and pulling up the floorboards to keep warm.

  36. 36
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    I don’t think so, not just yet. Murdoch hasn’t even begun to unleash his revenge and when he does, I reckon it will be spectacular.

  37. 37
    Tax Payer says:

    Why would Brown’s wife organise a birthday party for somebody who had printed personal details on their children? And then go to their wedding?

    WTF is going on??

    How can we take this shameful couple seriously??

  38. 38
    Do not like the idle rich says:

    Brown is kicking the shit out of Murdoch.

    Give it and take it?

    Tory boys can’t.

  39. 39
    Postal Vote says:

    Did the beeb reporter ask why Brown did not speak out:
    -in 2005 when he got wind of it?
    -in 2007 when conservatives hired Coulson?
    -during last electino campaign?
    -when Cameron took Coulson with him into Nr 10?

    Guess not …

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Gordon Brown crying about the media and his son yet Brown thinks it right to have Mcbride work in his office! That Mcbride manufactured smears about opposition politicians and there families does not seem to worry Brown.

    Its double standards with Labour, Brown complaines about his financial details being investigates yet ED Miliband employes Tom Baldwin who it would seem utilised information not disimilier about Tory politiicans.

    Brown is a liar and a sleaze bag – the BBC are protecting Brown, what on earth they think they are doing this for i do not know – Brown would have bankrupted our country if he had been in power any longer and IMO Brown’s employment of Damien Mcbride means all this bullshit about info about his son should be treated with nothing but contempt on Brown’s part.

  41. 41
    smoggie says:

    It is Brown who has chosen to make this story topical again, not NI nor Guido.

  42. 42

    Now that really is ‘The Revenge of the Smith’

  43. 43
    Ignore my ignorance; I am a Socialist says:

    Remember what he is doing at the moment, if he was not an MP he could be attacked in Parliament. IF he ever attended he could be attacked. But relying on Parliamentary convention of not allowing an attack on a member who is not in attendance is beneath contempt.

  44. 44
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Anyone have a list of the MPs (traitors) who voted for the £9.2 billion IMF (Greek) bailout?

  45. 45
    brown watch says:

    A dignified silence from this prick would have fared better, IMHO.

  46. 46
    ReddyEddy says:

    And why not? Revenge is a natural reaction and after the way he was lampooned and his kids’ privacy unveiled it must taste rather sweet to see Murdoch suffering. Not a whiff of apology about the Sun’s tasteless story of a disabled child. It had nothing to do with his ability as chancellor. No public interest whatsoever. Fair play Gords

  47. 47
    smoggie says:

    Allegations are not facts.

  48. 48
    DespairingLiberal says:

    I’m enjoying myself seeing you lot weep over the demise of News International’s reputation in Britain and the demolition of their plans to Berlusconi-ise the media landscape here. If it is political manipulation by Brown and his cohorts, it’s damn clever and really, really welcome. How long has this country suffered from the activities of Britain-hating and Royal Family-hating Murdoch, a spoiled rich Australian brat who has no morals?

    I am amazed personally though that when the Kraken’s bitch mini-me “Rebecca” phoned Brown to announce she was running the story about his little child’s severe illness (how she must love her job – some of you must have wets just contemplating that vile scene- like something out of Dickens!) his first reaction wasn’t to pick up the red phone and order a hit.

    Perhaps it can still happen though. If i were her, i wouldn’t sleep well.

  49. 49
    smoggie says:

    Why not?

    Because he is using his son to do it.

  50. 50
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Get yourself some guns, ammo, plenty of tinned food etc, unless you can afford to emigrate :-)

  51. 51
    Nemo says:

    Now I wonder, most of these commentators are on broadband, a person who knows how to do it would be able to obtain all the numbers allocated for each broadband user who comments on here, no good trying to hide behind a nome de plume, the numbers are there, all those commenting logged, some employers would be more than a little interested to know that their employees are writing on this blog when they should be working. Nobody will know when they are being tracked GCHQ are supposed to retain emails etc and mobile operators have to retain calls for a certain length of time, now what would everone on this blog had their real names revealed, not very happy I bet. Fair does, have a go at go at Gordy, B’Liar, Cammers, Osbourne they are in the public limelight they put themselves there but unless their wives or kids venture into the limelight leave them alone.

  52. 52
    Spot the Dogs nose says:

    Go for the sympathy vote cos his kid has got cystic fibrosis, I think at the time the hacks were more interested in Gordons medical records, how many prescriptions was he on for Prozac, Valium and Diazopam?.

  53. 53
    Hows about some dignified silence? says:

  54. 54
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    yes. Waad is a disgrace. It is clearly not proven that NI would invade the privacy of sick children. Only murdered ones.

  55. 55
    MB. says:

    Considering all the dodgy people surrounding both Brown and Blair, it seems just as possible that one of them passed the information to the press.

  56. 56
    Julie Andrews says:


  57. 57
    The Stilton Eater says:

    I thought we’d flushed him around the bend but, no, he comes floating right back to the top.

    These things happened years ago but it’s only now that he pipes up about them. He was using the media just as much as the media were on to him.

  58. 58
    Tax Payer says:

    A normal father would have taken his revenge at the time. To leave it until Murdoch is already weak and of no further use is pure cowardice.

  59. 59
    Moussa Koussa says:

    7 Down

    1.The NoW is no more
    2.BskyB deal doomed
    3. New Int shares in free fall
    4. Criminal investigations underway
    5. Public outrage
    6. Hunt slaughtered in the commons yesterday
    7. Tory HQ – shedder working OT

    ….Yet still Guidos minions STILL apologising. It was Brown and Blairs fault boo hoo boo hooo.

    Keep up the bad work.

  60. 60
    Tessa Tickles says:

    Oh, we won’t need to pull the floorboards up to keep warm – according to Cameron and other LimpDums there’s lots of man-made global warming coming, so winter should be nice and balmy.

  61. 61
    boulay says:

    very few people are trying to defend what NI have done but it is pretty fucking irritating for brown to be prowling the airwaves with his tale of woe when he did nothing about it for political reasons. he could have ordered a judicial inquiry in 2007 but he thought he was on his way to a GE victory and did not want to upset NI.

    as they say “if NI did that to my family, I swear i’ll do time”….

    he was the PM FFS and could have smashed NI then and all of this would have come out and he would have looked like the good guy but as usual he made the wrong political calculation because his Moral Compass was a fraud.

    he has no right to sit and complain now when he and his wife made a pact with Brooks and co.

  62. 62
    smoggie says:

    There’s nothing quite like an open mind.

    And yours is nothing like one. When you say “you lot” it speaks volumes for your prejudices and presumptions.

    If you’d actually read the stuff here you’d see every opinion and actually few who defend Murdoch.

  63. 63
    Beggars Belief says:

    What would a woman who Tweets 24/7 about her family know about family privacy?

  64. 64
    Gordon Brown's Foreskin says:

    You don’t need to hack in to or steal anything to find out how much is paid for a house! You can check everything via publically available registers …

  65. 65
    smoggie says:

    Oh fuck off

  66. 66
    Nemo says:

    The cabinet for starters!

  67. 67
    Postal Vote says:

    The real big story about Brown was aired by Mandelson and it had something to do with preference for a ceetain type of species …

    The photo of Brown when he was a student union leader will explain it all.

    Anyway, on the Independent webiste one poster commented that if Brown did not have put his own interest ahead of that of the nation he would have called for an enquiry rather than keep quiet because he feared a backlash ahead of elections.

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Presumably this sale pre-dates those records – they don’t go back more than (?) about 15 years?

  69. 69
    Nemo says:

    Your too OLD now

  70. 70
    smoggie says:

    That’s not proven either.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Yeah but tomorrow Murdoch will still be rich, and Brown will still be the worse fucking ex PM we’ve ever had…….so stuff you.

  72. 72
    Gordon's little spinner says:

    Total Bollocks. Gordon as Chancellor had spin doctors. Be of no doubt that Gordon ordered his spinners to tell the press about Fraser’s illness. Makes him look human and all that stuff.

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    The Conservatives need to realise that Cameron’s a dead end for their party. 13 years in the wilderness and 3 General Election defeats followed by the fiasco of last May and the car-crash of coalition government clearly hasn’t got the message through their thick pro-EU skulls.

  74. 74
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Well quite.
    Who benefits most from Brown staying at home with a sick baby that need daily, time consuming attention?

    On second thoughts don’t answer that, the thread will take all bloody day to load.

  75. 75
    Ignore my ignorance; I am a Socialist says:

    Is this story the genesis of the Mcbride false email idea: that Cameron child’s illness was cause by Dave’s sexual disease. (My understanding of that infamous false email).

  76. 76
    Anologue age says:

    Gordon’s dodgy deal with the Maxwell empire pre-dates online records.

  77. 77
    Cardinal Richelieu's mole says:

    Exactly! This story is a smokescreen aimed at portraying Brown as a victim to disguise his culpability (shared by many in politics) of courting News International and its like.

  78. 78
    Two Eds cause Labour pains! says:

    Just seen Brown’s emetic interview with the BBC. When it was gently pointed out to him that Abbey National wrote to him in 2000 and why didn’t he go to the police then and wasn’t he too cosy with News International, he replied “I was not close to News International”.

    What a lying hypocrite!!!!
    Brown should not be allowed to get away with this – the broadcast media need to refer to the following story:


  79. 79
    Gordon Mong says:


  80. 80
    Axe The Telly Tax says:


    The fun has only just started.

    Get the popcorn out.

    Some Eurosceptics are on the pitch, they think it’s all over for the Euro.

    It is now :-)

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    What should bother all of us is that this is likely to provide the perfect opportunity for politicians united in arch indignation to reduce the levels of external scrutiny to which they are subject.

    Without a robust press we would not have known about most of the Commons fiddling their expenses, many on a lavish scale. We would not have known about the hypocrisy of Brown labelling concerned voters bigots. Not about Mandelson hob nobbing in Corfu, nor about Two Jags Prescott’s extra marital frolics.

    We need and demand a free press.

  82. 82
    Nemo says:

    Now that would be acceptable, Gordy was in a position of authority so it was important, but Churchill suffered very badly from depression refering to his “black dog days”, and he knocked the brandy down probably way out drank Guido

  83. 83
    cloud cuckoo land says:

    Yes, Cameron’s missus is already packing in Number 10.

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Probably knows the proper term for an IP address though…

  85. 85
    Moussa Koussa says:

    A right wing Tory supporting paper, owned by a ultra right wing man, who employees right wing nutters to write reams of neo con dross have been caught indulging in criminal behaviour…………errrrrrrr I blame the Labour Party.

    Like Dave…..You aint seen me right

  86. 86
    Rageh Omar Muhammas says:

    Brown is about as idle a man as you can imagine.

  87. 87

    Europe seems to be coming apart.

    PIGS ? That’s old hat. Now its ..


    U-nited Kingdom

  88. 88
    bergen says:

    I wouldn’t have thought I ‘d have written this even a week ago but I think Murdoch is finished here.The pack has turned on him with a vengence and he looks more like a pathetic old man than the most ruthless press baron since Beaverbrook or even Harmsworth.He no longer exudes terror.

    He has made too many enemies on his way up who have previously been too scared to retaliate but have joined in the general kicking.

    The question is whether the US authorities become involved.That would be many times worse for Newscorp.

  89. 89
    socialism has murdered 150 million human beings pride says:

    Now he has broken cover it’s time to ask him about his work record over the last 14 months. Ask him if the little people that he and his scummy govt stomped all over have jobs where they can turn up once in a blue moon and still get paid.

  90. 90
    DespairingLiberal says:

    LOL. And how sweet were those photos of her slinking around with kindly uncle Murdoch, looking all smug and contented. “Never mind my darling, Uncle Rupe’s here now”!

    She’d better be careful though. The Old Gangster dumps people in concrete bridge underpinnings the day after he told them he loved them for ever. These days it’s all down to the utterances of Madame Ching and her astrologer.

  91. 91
    Tax Payer says:

    Brown could have sorted this at the time. In private, with no fuss or publicity.

    There seems to have been criminal activity against him. All he needed to do was get a very strongly worded solicitor’s letter to NI. End of.

    The fact he didn’t shows either: how scared he was of NI; or how close to NI he was. Or both.

    Odious, odious man.

  92. 92
    Gordon Mong says:

    Don’t you have any sympathy after the Dirty Digger was out to get me??!
    I mean I could have been the finest P.M this country never had!I was a man of all the talents.It was the right thing to do

    I demand my job back!the country deserves me in these times of fianancial crisis
    I am good at financial crises-you all would give me that surely?

  93. 93
    Top Mong says:

    Sorry to tell you Gordon but Ed Miliband is now top mong.

  94. 94
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Slightly O/T…the continuing silence from (Herr)Balls is very pleasant…but of course we all know that he and his obnoxious little wife are busy plotting the downfall of Milliweak….Only time will tell

  95. 95
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Apparently. The Cock Head Hyena Boy Cambo is “Appalled at the Brown target claim”………………So does that mean he now regrets sanctioning CHQ to peruse this, and other, actions.

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    Of course it was always going to get into the public arena the big decision would have been how to present the story. The fact appears to be that Brooks phoned Brown to discuss this aspect and there was some disagreement on how it should be handled. No falling out, no allegations of criminality by Brown, business as usual and hey Sarah will be organising your 40th birthday bash.
    Pathetic creep of a man.

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    1) Same paper in a different wrapper coming out soon.
    2) Er……no.
    3) Shares go up as well as down.
    4) 3 Labour MP’s already banged up. Luvvly jubbly.
    5) Hahahahahahaha….NOtW almost doubled it’s sales in it’s last edition.
    6) According to who, the BBC FFS? (hollow laugh)
    7) Tony Blair (nuff said)

    Jonty, you really are shit at this game aren’t you? BTW, you are a shit too. Now fuck off.

  98. 98
    Southern Softy says:

    And moonlight to the tune of half a million at the same time.

  99. 99
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    It’s people like her who ensure that I will never use Twatter….Hasn’t she anything better to do?

  100. 100
    will says:

    Thye might also ask Robert Preston of the BBC how he found out about the northerm rock which caused a run on the bank. I doubt if that was by legal means !!!

  101. 101
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Gordon Brown is a nasty, crooked mendacious c unt but the children should never be a target. Equally, it would be a travesty if Brown is using them to get sympathy. Exploitation is vile, whether’s it NI or Brown doing it.

  102. 102
    Southern Softy says:

    No on all counts.

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    and hes LBW caught behind and completely stumped says:

    just a f’ucking shame he wasn’t hacked by a very large sword around 1997…cynical opportunity to distract attention from the labour party’s craven manipulation of the media for years.

  104. 104
    TOO FAR says:

    CLEARLY written by a left wing nutter!!!

  105. 105
    Fleet streets finest says:

    Forging in skips eh? I think we have some experience in that.

  106. 106
    Iloathlefties says:

    So the facts: Gordo knew this over 5 years ago and did nothing. Then brings it up yesterday!! Not about revenge albeit he lapped up the sympathy vote at the time.
    What a totally shameless despicable man he is.

  107. 107
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    I have yet to find a new story in this. Everything I have heard was at least suggested at the time these stories appeared. I sure Harry or Guido can check this out.
    It is cows that ruminate their food.

  108. 108
    Hackwatch says:

    Its hard to understand TaT/Moussa when he’s had his methadone.

  109. 109
    Mohammad from Huddersfield says:

    Pigs the lot of them, unclean beasts, the EU will be destroyed and all the infidels cast out.

  110. 110
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    big violins out for the news of the world

  111. 111
    pissed off voter says:

    Is there a pattern emerging

    Economy crash – bankers and politicians
    Expenses scandal – politicians and politicians
    Hacking scandal – journalists and politicians

  112. 112
    Rageh Omar Muhammas says:

    Work PCs all use the same IP address of the company moron.

  113. 113
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    They’re not his kids anyway.

  114. 114
    Andy Gray says:

    Now, I may well be blinded by my antipathy to our former Prime Minister (and still Prime Mentalist), but let’s suppose that an organisation like Wikileaks had shown Bush’s child to have a complicated medical condition or Bush himself to have an addiction to anti-depressants. I think it’s a fair bet that the gloating leftie coonts at The Guardian would have printed them enthusiastically and that their readers (in their oh-so-pleasant comments section) would have justified this by saying ‘Well, it could affect his decisions on funding certain programs, so we have a *right* to know ‘ or ‘ Well, this is the man with his finger on the nuclear button, so we have a *right* to know’. Sickening hypocrisy from our very own fifth column.

  115. 115
    kia abdullah the heartless says:

    But we’re not. The vile Brown continues to draw a salary of which many would be happy.

    I wish him misery for the rest of his life.

  116. 116
    misterned says:

    So why did Gordon do FUCK ALL about it at the time when it happened? Why did Gordon Brown CONTINUE to suck up to Murdoch after he was aware that this happened? Why did Gordon Brown wait for 6 years or so to suddenly react with outrage over something that was known to him for years?

    ALL of this current corruption and law-breaking scandal played out under labour’s watch. ALL OF IT!

    So why the fuck are the tories and the media failing to nail labour for it?

    I am not condoning news international, far from it, but fair’s fair. We have known that journos are the lowest of the low for decades, so these shady and illegal and disgusting practices are no surprise, and as I have always stated, IF and when real actionable evidence emerges, then the police should have had it and taken action upon it….. Until then, everything was pissing in the wind.

    Now that evidence appears to be emerging, the Government are properly and lawfully acting upon it.

    What I wonder is, when labour appeared to know all about this at the time that the labour leadership was sucking Mr Murdoch’s cock and rimming him weekly, WHY THE FUCK DID THEY NOT ACT THEN?

    Why did they cynically wait for years until the week that Murdoch’s NI was about to buy the remaining stock in BSKYB, before suddenly realising the stuff that they knew years ago was allegedly illegal and actionable? The whole thing stinks.

  117. 117
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Shall we have a sweepstake on how soon the sun on sunday is out?

    Perhaps best not to bother with that. So the sweepstake would be “how many millions of copies will the first one sell” I’ll stick a fiver on for 4.

  118. 118
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Even Marr tried to get that information and he’s a leftie!

  119. 119
    Ignore my ignorance; I am a Socialist says:

    Making money out the media companies reshuffle that results from all the scandals – journalists and bankers

  120. 120
    smoggie says:

    Bit of advice Sherlock: don’t take everything you read in the papers at face value: NoW or the Guardian.

  121. 121
    Selohesra says:

    Revenge from Gordon? – I reckon that Murdoch can be pretty good at the revenge thing too and personally I’m looking forward for the real fun to begin

  122. 122
    Tessa Jowell re-writes history says:

    Tessa struggles to get on the bandwagon whilst defending what her government didn’t do on DP yesterday:

  123. 123
    annette curton says:

    Politicians and expenses
    Politicians and other criminal offences

  124. 124
    Archer Karcher says:

    Steals? You have proof of this? Oh wait, of course you don’t, how classy!

  125. 125
    Tell it like it really is says:

    What a self serving odious venal twisted bigoted bag of festering spite and evil surely.

  126. 126
    Time 2 CTRL, ALT & DEL says:

    Old news old news

  127. 127
    On your case says:

    Get a good lawyer TAT, Brown might have parlimentary privalege, but yoy fucking don’t!

  128. 128
    Where is my EMA? says:

    First issue will be out on Thursday or Friday. Heard about it on BBC telly.

  129. 129
    Moussa Koussa says:


  130. 130
    Jack says:

    Sick suggestion from a Murdoch sick-o-phant.
    Haven’t you noticed – times up for tossers.
    What will the Tory Brain Dead do when the THE SHITE can no longer win their arguments with tits and threats.

  131. 131
    Red Rose Dinners says:

    Links to known criminals eh Gordon ! Would that be Stephen Purcell ?

  132. 132
    Audemus Dicere says:

    According to McRuin’s “wife’s” illiterate and self-pitying twatter announcement, she knew nothing about this until now. So, according to her, he didn’t even discuss this with her at the time nor in any of the intervening years. He was happy for the “perpetrators” to come around to the house for a “slumber party” and to help organise parties for them. Now they are crying for sympathy.

    What sort of weird and warped “family” is this?

  133. 133
    Archer Karcher says:

    Yikes, that sounds just like ZaNu, Dave & Co on the other hand would never, oh wait……..

  134. 134
    pissed off voter says:

    The first link gives consevative who voted against. Lib dem is pro-EU by default.I think most of Labour, if not all voted against – in stark contrast to how their MEPs vote at the EU parliament which the second link shows. They knew it was safe to vote against it in HOC, their ‘no’ was party-political.


  135. 135
    Mike Hunt says:

    Trouble is the public are mostly too thick and blinkered to spot what is really going on.

    This is party politics red in tooth and claw – you have the humiliated defeated Liebour party desperately trying to find a stick to beat the victors so that they might get a chance to carry on deliberately destroying the country, and a deeply disappointing party trying, and mostly failing, to stop the countries finances going the way of Ireland, Greece, Italy etc.

    Added to the mix you have of course the BBBC making mountains out of mole hills and making every allegation into form fact.

    What no one is really asking is why all this went on under the Liebour government, and they did FUCK ALL about it.

  136. 136
    Tell it like it really is says:

    Is it the joke of the day or something that Vaz is allegedly chairing an investigation of the police? I thought investigation means finding truth etc., truth = uprightness = Vaz. ……………it’s got to be a joke.

  137. 137
    Mike Hunt says:

    curse you fingers, FIRM fact.

  138. 138
    Once brown always a shit says:

    the moron deserves every bit of abuse that can be piled upon him…his very ordinary slag of a wife the same and the children should be ignored for their own sakes …it certainly isn’t fair they should have to grow up with that as a father but they shouldn’t be reminded every five minutes….the best way to protect his children’s privacy would have been to keep out of this current debacle but just as little ed can’t resist the expediency factor the twat springs up to refresh the public’s memory.

  139. 139
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Brown. Long on revenge and short on integrity. Any more news?

  140. 140
    FreeLoaders -R-Us says:

    Brown is a fucking liar

    and in other news

    I see Bliar has still fixed Ireland

  141. 141
    So in summing up says:

    Robert Maxwell, thief, fraudster, liar, fantasist and friend of Gordon Brown.

  142. 142
    kia abdullah the heartless says:

    The one-eyed Scottish idiot learned fairy tales at his father’s knee.

    Hopefully he’ll find out if there is an afterlife very soon.

  143. 143
    Michael68000 says:

    One washed-up politician desperately trying to jump on a band-wagon – it’s rather sad really.

    Couldn’t someone make him EU Commissioner for paper-clips or something?

  144. 144
    JuliaM says:

    A close runner up to the Adams Family..

  145. 145
    Once brown always a shit says:

    and we wonder why tessa stays comparatively stum about these things…bet her ex keeps telling her to button it

  146. 146
    kia abdullah the heartless says:

    Sure! I sincerely apologise.

    Now hurry home, your father’s dying, fuck your mother.

  147. 147
    Alger Non says:

    The one problem with all of this is that the elites may/ will use the opportunity to control the internet. It’s potentially easier to manage than manage the Press as so obviously hasn’t been done up to now Google as well as Yahoo already scan all of our emails. American companies acting inside Britain but from outside its legal jurisdiction.

  148. 148
    Cato says:

    Wow, you’re way out of touch on this Guido, almost as much as the Tories, who are losing ground rapidly. Good example is Theresa “Thick as” May, giving John “Criminal Twat” Yates her backing today: clever political move not.

  149. 149
    Tell it like it really is says:

    Do not forget – ever – this is the man who had McBride et al making up disgusting stories about the family members of other MPs and was ecstatic about doing it. No mention of this when the bbc/labour publicity arm were interviewing him…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………now……….isn’t that strange.

  150. 150
    Voice of Treason says:

    In some ways these politicians have only themselves to blame. They are the ones that cosied up to the foul, ugly Rupert Murdoch and his repulsive son and friends. They were happy to befriend these reptiles when it suited them. Well, sup with the devil and what do you expect. This country is every bit as corrupt as some banana republic, it’s just that our establishment is better at hiding it.

  151. 151
    Case for the prosecution says:

    Tessa admits that the Labour Govetment knew what was going on and did nothing about it. What more evidence do you need to show Labours shamefull culpability and negligence in this matter ?

  152. 152
    Turkey baster says:


  153. 153
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Thats ok. I didn’t read it in either, i learned it from fake named conspiracy loons on the internet.

  154. 154
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    Sounds like a threat to me. Typical Labour shite. When you have traced me, come on down and I will show you what I do to people who threaten me. Tosser.

  155. 155
    Audemus Dicere says:

    Is that you, Gordon? The appalling punctuation and spelling suggests it is!

  156. 156
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Remind me – wasn’t this Brown bloke something to do with that shitty Government that wanted to put everyone’s* personal data including medical records on a huge database that would be read by just about any civil service mandarin, cleaner or tea lady?

    Where we were assured that there would be adequate security to protect such sensitive info, but the assurers were a Government and a civil service that left sensitive information on trains, in taxis, and God knows where else? **

    * Everyone… except Government Ministers and MPs, because they wouldn’t want their syphilis to become public

    ** Probably left a few 4GB memory sticks up masseuse’s twats too.

  157. 157
    Now why was that? says:

    Remember the seemingly undue prominence that the last Labour Government gave to “Super Casinos” I seem to recall Jowell in particular was keen to set these up. I suspect there is a story in this.

  158. 158
    Ignore my ignorance; I am a Socialist says:

    She always portrays herself as a reasonable, amiable politician; I would not trust her a millimetre.

  159. 159
    Stephen 'Gutless' Timms says:

    Now now, don’t vent your spleen.

  160. 160
    DespairingLiberal says:

    This is very true. Sadly, if Murdoch did not exist, it would have been neccessary for our political class to invent him.

    Really this is a corporation-vs-public issue though. In each country, News International cynically manipulates the agenda, with newspapers in one country taking the complete opposite position to NI newspapers in another country, purely to satiate local stereotypes and opinions and keep titles like the Sun “in” with the locals. The superficially “pro-British” and “flying the flag” attitudes of the Sun bear no relationship whatever to Murdoch’s real opinions, or those of his family, which are pretty much anti-British and cynical.

    All the more interesting then that charming Dave is so buddy with the Kraken’s family and the Red-haired strumpet who, like the Witch King of Angmar, presides over the stinking piles that guard NIs “reputation” here.

    Can there be more to Dave than we yet realise? I note how eager he is to sell bits of Britain off to China, HS2 for example. Is he working for someone else?

  161. 161
    Archer Karcher says:

    ‘We need and demand a free press.’

    An honest one would be a good start.

  162. 162
    Rupert Murdoch says:

    Thank you Guido for giving my old pals at the News of the World another chance to exercise their fingers and use their arses instead of their brains.

  163. 163
    Gweeedo says:

    is she not a former publicist – so she publishing on the day her hubby exposes concerns he did nothing about…. ?

    she doth prtest too much – to a million followers as well ?

    boo hoo

  164. 164
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Funny, the European Commission has criticised RIPA for being inadequate in it’s protection of citizen’s privacy. No sign of any Government working to fix that.

    It’s a different story when an MP’s privacy is breached. Their privacy is important; our’s isn’t.

  165. 165
    John Bellingham says:

    I have just read the original reports from the BBC website and the Sun’s website. Assuming that they ave not been modified the matter appears to have been handled with sensitivity and given Gordon Brown a great boost. It also highlighted the illness to the benefit of organisations that deal with such matters.
    Brown is a two-bit sumbag to start politicking now.

  166. 166
    East India Company wallah says:

    Bottler Brown only commented against NI once it dawned on him they were no use to him anymore and likewise could not further damage his reputation either(gordon did a splendid job of destroying his own reputation) all in all the actions of a shit!

  167. 167
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    “… Bush’s child to have a complicated medical condition…”

    Bush Senior’s child Dubya did have a serious medical condition. Cretinism.

  168. 168
    disgusted of islington says:

    if you’re going to be the grammar police then you should be more careful yourself – “suggest”, not “suggests”, as the subjects are plural.

  169. 169
    Confused says:

    So let me get this straight. Gordon and his son are the bad guys in this, right??

  170. 170
    Antoine Legris says:

    I must say it’s hilarious to see all you righties getting in a froth over this!
    It’s clearly hurting to see the Murdoch ‘family business’ crumble before your eyes.
    What goes around, comes around, chaps…

  171. 171
    John Bellingham says:

    My pre-paid wireless connection is from an overseas wireless provider and passes through a third country node. It produces a temporary IP address that changes every time I connect. If I engage “anonymizer” software it spoofs an the IP address of my choice. My modem IMEI number might have given me away, but I bought that second-hand in China.

  172. 172
    Putting things in context says:

    Mccauley is Browns chief propagandist.

  173. 173
    Aesop o'Sardis says:

    Perhaps the Balls_Cooper axis have the wit to realise that pissing off the Dirty Digger any more, right now, would have disastrous effects career wise. Murdoch, unlike all of the poli’s involved, is smart enough to run a very substantial whelk stall. If I were in his place, I would have amassed considerable evidence of perverted, corrupt, dishonest and illegal conduct by any idiot MP who might be daft enough to stick their neck out.

    No doubt Brown was deeply dischuffed when Murdoch jumped ship. He would, however, be very foolish to seek revenge. Even he has much to lose. He was served well by papers helping to spread his lies and feed him useful truths. Brown seized power through blackmail but I am sure that he is pretty vulnerable himself.

    Any UK poli would be wise to be very afraid of Mr Murdoch. I await the imminent shitstorm with mounting excitement.

  174. 174
    Hubris says:

    Of course its a joke, the whole thing is surreal.

  175. 175
    DespairingLiberal says:

    And just as enjoyable is seeing the reputation of the BBC rising, despite repeated attempts by Guido and his anarcho-libertarian fellow-travellers to smear it.

  176. 176
    Mike Hunt says:

    Shut up and have a bacon sandwich.

  177. 177
    Fog says:

    Labour out in sanctimonious droves, hand-wringing; spinning, and downright lying. And what is worse, I haven’t heard one MSM presenter challenging the faux outrage.

  178. 178
    Tony Bliar is a cunt says:

    Its good that Gordon took time out from his teaching and charity work to do the interviews……………..That was what he said he was going to do, or did I get that heart felt quote from Gordon wrong………….

  179. 179
    Anonymous says:

    It is instructive to note that Balls is nowhere to be seen. Milliwit on the otherhand is leading this charge from the front. Niave fool.

  180. 180
    walk the lines says:

    true, but churchill never used to do anal on nadine

  181. 181
    Anonymous says:


  182. 182
    Grave Digger says:

    I think many here are fine with Murdoch being brought down to size. But if you’re a genuine Liberal and care about a balanced and disinterested media (not to mention a free press), then you should be having qualms about the wider implications of the BBC/Graun capitalising on this and their (certainly) biased worldview and faulty credo becoming ever more entrenched.

  183. 183
    Anonymous says:

    She “dumps” her husband yet claims his innocence ?????

  184. 184
    Hubris says:

    So true, next stop, The Mirror Group.

  185. 185
    a nony mouse says:

    Labour activist Matt Black from the Sky forums AKA the shamed sex pest John Cowan has his own facebook page >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/133793300037327

    and lots of well wishers wishing he was, well, erm, not well ?

  186. 186
    Once brown always a shit says:

    I think from memory some 300 plus journos are implicated in dubious practices be they hacking or paying for info or using methods to get info that is illegal although as many of the practices fell between the law and legislation and were thus impassed most will not be followed up in the end.

  187. 187

    ‘Boutique Leftism’ new article on the hypocrisy of the left & similarities of Murdoch to the Unions http://t.co/ZZyB9QP

  188. 188
    Greychatter says:

    Thought I hear somewhere that someone from the hospital phoned the Sun who contacted Downing Street. Sarah Brown was a friend of Rebecca Brooks and both her and Gordon went to Rebecca’s wedding after the article was published.

    If the article was so upsetting at the time why attend, or is Gordon now showing his true self by stabbing “friends” in the back? – or playing for sympathy.

  189. 189
    Bible Thumper says:

    I’d like to think he heard bible readings at his father’s knee, such as Exodus 20:5: ….visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation….

  190. 190
    awardwinningscoop says:

    Wendi say future is chinese, that why we keep bbc scum out of democratic free china

    hully up and die wupert

  191. 191
    awardwinningscoop says:

    replace all 7 with

    criminal investigations into news corp in the US and massive lawsuits

    now you fuck of and fuck off while you’re doing it

  192. 192
    awardwinningscoop says:

    because you’re a deaf twat

    by the way what the f-[word is MSM? this isn’t wankyyankyland of the mental

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