July 13th, 2011

Piers Morgan: Britain’s Got Hacking

Piers Morgan's Diaries - The InsiderThe above is Piers Morgan’s own diary entry from a decade ago, dated January 26, 2001. It is taken from his 2005 account of his days in newspaper journalism, The Insider: The Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade:

“Apparently if you don’t change the standard security code that every phone comes with, then anyone can call your number and, if you don’t answer, tap in the standard four digit code to hear all your messages. I’ll change mine just in case, but it makes me wonder how many public figures and celebrities are aware of this little trick.”

So Piers admits it made him wonder if celebrities were aware of “this little trick”. In March 2002, just one year later, this “little trick” was used by the Daily Mirror against Sven and Ulrika to produce a story that won the “Scoop of the Year” at the British Press Awards the following year.  Piers Morgan was at that time the Daily Mirror’s editor…

Across the Atlantic the Morgan hacking story is spreading with  Drudge pushing it, as are:

More follows…


226 Comments

  1. 1
    Gordon Brown says:

    You know I love it when the news is bad
    And why it feels so good to feel so sad
    Im only happy when it rains

    Pour your misery down, pour your misery down on me
    Pour your misery down, pour your misery down on me

    Im only happy when it rains
    I feel good when things are going wrong
    I only listen to the sad, sad songs
    Im only happy when it rains

  2. 2
  3. 3
    Tony Bliar is a cunt says:

    Horrible horrible man………………My wife liked him though, what does that tell you….

  4. 4
    Bob R says:

    Knowledge that he knows how to do it is hardly proof that he did do it. FFS.

  5. 5
    Blah says:

    Come on Guido, I thought you were posting proof?

  6. 6
    Arthur Haynes (Comedian) says:

    Yes and the default was usually 4444 so hack away friends.

    AH (C)

  7. 7
    Sophie says:

    Staring into the distance, letting my imagination run a little wild at the prospect of Ruperts revenge on our oh so hypocritical political elite.

    Red tribe, Blue tribe, Yellow tribe………

    You are all in for a helluva kicking.

    I am so excited by the upcoming revelations & the destruction of certain pious politico’s that every time I think about it a little bit of wee comes out.

    BBC running: Who is more powerful – Parliament or Murdoch?” – with no irony at all.

  8. 8
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Ed Milimong’s open mouthed expression during Cameron’s answer was hilarious. I hope Guido gets a screen capture of it and posts it.

  9. 9
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Why doesn’t Cameron mention Brown getting Sarah to host Brooks’ birthday? Miliband’s getting away with shameful hypocrisy.

  10. 10
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Oooh, get Bercow! His tantrum over Tim Loughton was hilarious.

  11. 11
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    It would be deliciously entertaining if Brown’s forced to appear at the forthcoming inquiry!

  12. 12
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Anyone else notice someone doing a loud yawn during Therese Coffey’s question on green issues? :-D

  13. 13
    Penfold says:

    Can’t think of a nicer person to get his US visa revoked………

    Only goes to show, that for all the faux outrage expressed against News Intl/Murdoch, that we have seen so far is only the tip of a very mirky and filthy iceberg that has been cruising our waters for decades.

    The technological revolution/computer age, as made life for those that grub around looking for dirt so much easier and simpler.

    We get that which we deserve. Weak and shallow politicians who have relied on their ego’s being massaged by a fawning press who have used and abused their position.

    Will we see blood on the streets, will we see heads rolling, will we see press empires collapsing, not a chance in the UK, BUT, in then US their may well be some bloody schadenfreund as the Democrats take refuge for Fox……

  14. 14
    nell says:

    What is the matter with twatson’s hair? It has either been badly dyed or he’s wearing a wig!

  15. 15
    Bap Watch says:

    Theresa May has her puppies on display

  16. 16
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I don’t have a mobile phone. I lost it in the sea with my passport.

  17. 17
    it's an infestation says:

    Do they have muzzies in Canada as well?

  18. 18
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I’ll be writing in my own shit.

  19. 19
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Fucking disgraceful the way Berc unt let Robinson waffle on.

  20. 20
    Moley. says:

    We are now going to have a judicial enquiry which must inevitably cover the actions of the previous Government in relation to the Press, Damian McBride, his activities, his controllers in the Cabinet, his relations with the Press, Ed Balls and his relationship with Mc Bride, how the stories about the “Forces of Hell” unleashed against Darling were fabricated and promulgated; the list goes on.

    What we have is a judicial enquiry into the last Labour Government.

    Bring it on!

  21. 21
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Labour have orchestrated planted questions about Coulson today. Why don’t the Tories do the same regarding Baldwin? What happened to the old Tory party that didn’t hold back in taking on its opponents? I should be Cameron’s adviser on PMQ strategy! I’d tell him how to go for the jugular.

  22. 22
    be patient says:

    After midnight duckie.

  23. 23
    Abdul Rafiq says:

    Hello infidels! I hopes you having much good day. Please to be sending me much many more bennerfits. Or I will blows you ups. Thanks you. Death to the west.

  24. 24
    Sun on Sunday says:

    This just gets better….”Piers Morgan, the good friend of Gordon and Sarah Brown…….”

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    You are right,really thought he was going to pst anything worthwhile.

  26. 26
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    When are the 1922 committee coming for Call Me “Rusty U-Turn Heathite Traitor” Camermong.

    Labour will win the next election with a landslide.

    Bye bye Tories :-)

  27. 27
    Unintended consequences says:

    Pierres Moron has just struck Tom Watson off his Christmas card list LOL

  28. 28
    shut that door says:

    Reminded me of Larry Grayson

  29. 29
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Labour bias from Bercow.

  30. 30
    MB. says:

    Could be resisting that so that can show how Labour are only interested in scoring political points. It would destroy that argument if the descended to the same level.

  31. 31
    Smig says:

    Definition: Countryside.

    The killing of Piers Morgan.

  32. 32
    Criminal Knowledge says:

    Ever since my first answer phone that could be remotely accessed I’ve been aware of the manufacturer’s default pin but I have never accessed anyone else’s answer phone by that method. Knowing how to commit a crime doesn’t necessarily make you capable of committing a crime

  33. 33
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    Conspiracy to ….. (particularly with his record). It’s an admission that he knew how to – and a couple of his reporters are known to have committed the act.

  34. 34
    smoggie says:

    You might also ask who was more powerful: Hoover or Kennedy?

  35. 35
    Piers Morgan is a hypocritical BROWN turd says:

    Piers Morgan is the lowest of the low.

  36. 36
    GlobalGaz says:

    Sophie, for the wee comment I have given you a thumbing.

    Interesting point though – their day will come if they think they can kick Uncle Rup in the nuts whilst they think he is down. Cambo seems to be taking a quieter stance as very clearly all this was on Labours watch….

  37. 37
    Ulrika-ka-ka-ka says:

    Kyss mig i arslet!

  38. 38
    Left back (again) says:

    You talking about thug Joey Barton who was refused a visa to accompany the Newcastle footballers to the US?

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    Yes loads of them, probably more than we have.

  40. 40
    Unintended consequences says:

    Brown and his acolytes are continuing his scortched Earth Policy as it is inevitable that whatever damage is inflicted on Murdoch will also grievously damage the reputation of a number of Labour Politicians particularly those having close relationship with NI in the Halcyon days when most of these despicable practices occured.
    Gordon doesnt care, his reputation is ruined and he is out for revenge. Milliband is no more than a useful idiot. Balls is nowhere to be seen.
    Get out the popcorn.

  41. 41
    smoggie says:

    Swarms of ‘em in the summer – as big as helicopters.

    Er mozzies or muzzies?

  42. 42
    A MAGIC MONG says:

    Morgan is a Brown turd.

  43. 43
    Rt Hoon Tom Whatson MP says:

    My old mucker Milibland is second only to moi for Highpoxracy!!

  44. 44
    Ed Milliband the early years says:

  45. 45

    Better than normal PMQS, good to see Dave back on form.

    thanks for Livechat Guido and mods :-)

  46. 46
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Cameron put Ed Miliband in his place. All Miliband was interested in was trying to score political points. Labour were very quiet after they realised that Miliband had failed miserably.
    The only thing that has got Miliband’s cronies excited was having a go at Cameron over Coulson. What does that tell you about Miliband and Labour. It tells me they are total losers. Labour have no policies and no idea.

  47. 47
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    Don’t use all of your ammunition all at at once, save some for the second and third waves of attack.

  48. 48
    Edwina Curry says:

    It’s all a storm in a tea-cup, we’re all excited by it though, where’s John?

  49. 49
    Unintended consequences says:

    Lol Ed has just shit himself as the penny drops what he has brought upon his own party LOL

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    If Ed makes a political point now then we can be sure that he is not serious.

  51. 51
    Rt Hoon Tom Whatson MP says:

    F’off.

  52. 52
    Milliphart says:

    I do have a clue and it was Mandelson.

  53. 53
    Smig says:

    Hahahahaha! Fuck off you teatowel wearing bellend. Thanks to the many visits by our esteemed Social Services and your very eager completion of many postal vote applications, WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE.

    Pick a departure lounge, ferry port, or just choose to swim and I may let you survive.

    Have a nice day.

  54. 54
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Miliband is not sincere and not the right person to lead the Labour party.

  55. 55

    Gordon called for a judicial review of the media.

    When? I don’t remember that Gordy. When exactly did you do that? During the election? After Bigotgate? After Flint went ape on you and rushed off to the papers? After the MPs expenses? After you decided not to call an election and everyone called you a coward?
    I don’t seem to recall when this review was asked for?

    Could you produce a diary or some paperwork? And not just a napkin with “I want a review of all news papers, signed me..” with a past date on it.

  56. 56
    Mike Hunt says:

    Or Hoover or Dyson.

  57. 57
    Unintended consequences says:

    I’ll ask the man on the grassy knoll .

  58. 58

    If Morgan is to be nailed we need evidence. This is like saying everyone in the UK is guilty of murder because we know that holding a loaded gun to someone’s head and pulling the trigger kills them.

  59. 59
    Milliphart says:

    vax

  60. 60
    Smig says:

    He’s enjoying a face full of Norma…

  61. 61
    smoggie says:

    Has he been going out with Elizabeth Hurley? You should see what the old bint did to Shane’s mop?

  62. 62
    A Fine Pair Of Lungs says:

    A little TRICK and a little prick. Morgan’s MAGIC Show is about to expire. The BROWN stooge is on the way out!

  63. 63

    He’s doing it again right now. Only Dave has gone.
    Doesn’t stop him though. He just took credit for exposing the News of the Worlds misdeeds.

    Hes like a 2nd rate superhero. Thuperman?

  64. 64
    GlobalGaz says:

    Yes interesting. I believe (and bloody hope!) that the Tories are lying in wait, like a coiled spring (anybody got some better analogies?) as Millivanilli and Co make tools of themselves.

    Give em a rope long enough….

  65. 65
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Anyone got that list of anti-British Tory and Lib Dem traitors that gave £9.2 billion to the IMF Greek bailout fund?

    Labour landslide at next election :-)

  66. 66
    smoggie says:

    Dyson I suppose : what goes around comes around.

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    has this media love in not being going on since Thatcher?

  68. 68
    Hubris says:

    Exactly , my work is almost done.

  69. 69
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    The hilarious thing about this is that the book wasn’t even a diary – most of it was clearly fabricated later as the numerous basic factual errors that have been pointed out prove.

    Morgan’s best defence would be to say this wasn’t something he knew aat the time but inserted later. He would then of course expose himmself as a charlatan.

    It’s going to be funny watching him twisting in the wind.

  70. 70
    Steve Miliband says:

    Well done Ed!
    All that posturing has resulted in an all encompassing enquiry to dish the dirt on Labour’s media connections!

  71. 71
    Music Fan says:

    Surely the more appropriate song by Garbage is I Think I’m Paranoid.

  72. 72
    Rt Hoon Tom Whatson MP says:

    Saves me a fortune paying for postage for his unstamped mail.

    PS If you have odd grand or more to spare, stick it in a Christmas Card and send it to me.

  73. 73
    Some Tory boyz are excellent, e.g. Boris says:

    Dave let himself down at PMQ’s again when he used the Milly Dowler situation to avoid answering a question on his chief of staff.

    Brown said yesterday that Murdoch turned against him when he refused to go along with him on reducing the power of the BBC and abolishing Ofcom. On C4 News last night it showed Cameron in 2009 saying he would disband Ofcom if elected.

    Instead of the best man to lead the Conservative party and the country we’ve got a leader and PM who seemingly sold his soul to Murdoch for his media’s support.

    This explains why Dave has come across as someone who’d rather bite his tongue off than condemn Murdoch and his minions recently and who was playing catchup with Ed and Clegg re the current crisis.

    Even his remarks today retain an element of ambiguity, e.g. Murdoch should concentrate on putting his house in order before acquisitions. i.e. He seems to be leaving the door open for the purchase of the rest of BSKYB further down the road when the fuss has died down. I really hope I’m wrong about this point.

    I really wish we had the best person to lead us rather than the person who best represents Murdoch’s interest.

  74. 74
    Dennis "Frank" Skinner says:

    Can we have the Minister for Energy to drive Mr Rafiq to the Airport.

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

    I hope you paid Stephen Fry a royalty for that joke.

  76. 76
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Guido reminds us in twitter of the mirror looking through Camerons shitty nappies.

    There isn’t enough room on twitter for the dim and shitty stories that have been in the papers over the last 5,10? 30? years.

  77. 77
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    I loved the stony faced expressions of the Labour front bench when Cameron mentioned Tom Baldwin. :-D

  78. 78
    Smig says:

    Don’t do that you bong-eyed Jockomong!

    You’ll get the crayons dirty.

  79. 79
    Bad Magic says:

    Brown Vermin. Morgan is not telling the public the whole story.

  80. 80
    smoggie says:

    Thank you Boris.

  81. 81

    He just doesn’t get it!

  82. 82
    Put up or shut up ! says:

    It would also be helpful if Gordon could produce the evidence for his recent assertions.

  83. 83
    Captain Black says:

    Brown? Tell the truth? The man’s so delusional he probably still thinks he’s PM…

  84. 84
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Strategy?

    Keep your powder dry for another day. one when people will notice it, and it doesnt just dissappear into the noise of the latest relevation.

  85. 85
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    P*ul f-in Daniels made my post diss-a-p-go-missing.

  86. 86
    Nadine and her substatially fictitious blog says:

    He could of course use my defence when confronted about the contents of ny Blog

  87. 87
    Moley. says:

    And even better, News International will be eager during the course of the enquiry to return Brown’s favour.

    It must be Christmas!

  88. 88
    Smig says:

    Fry got it from the Uxbridge English Dictionary. I wrote that book.

  89. 89
    Unintended Consequences says:

    The wheels have just come off the Milliband-Wagon

  90. 90

    Mirror reporting on Gordon being Blagged.

    On cockney slang website it says a blag involves robbing millions of quid from banks, trains and bullion warehouses.

    Sounds like Gordon was the blagger.

  91. 91
    David Camoron says:

    Today I will give the EU another £50million, plus – indirectly – the £9.2billion we agreed last week. Like I promised you I wouldn’t.

    Ah, yes, I’m back on form.

    Toodle pip.

  92. 92
    boulay says:

    absolutely staggering listening to 5live with Piennar and Toilets. the beeb even edited out cameron’s comments about baldwin from the middle of his reply to miliband during the review. apparently miliband was amazing and cool handed etc.

    god i hope the beeb are found to have been commiting unethical and illegal practices…

  93. 93
    Sunday Mirror says:

    CAM’S BIN RUMBLED; SUNDAY Mirror INVESTIGATES TORY DAVE’S NAPPYGATE He uses mountain of non-eco nappies Paper, cardboard & plastic NOT recycled.

    We saw bottles, paper, cardboard and food waste thrown out in supermarket plastic bags.

    Worse still, he has been throwing out a mountain of non-biodegradable nappies in black bin liners.

    Many of the items should have been placed in special orange recycling bags given out free by Mr Cameron’s local council.

    We found at least 30 items which should have been set aside for recycling in the family’s household waste.

    More at

    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/CAM'S+BIN+RUMBLED%3B+SUNDAY+Mirror+INVESTIGATES+TORY+DAVE'S+NAPPYGATE…-a0160684637

  94. 94
    GlobalGaz says:

    Most likely been going on since media was invented. The current questions around the media in particular hacking etc have been during the last govt.

  95. 95
    Anonymous says:

    If Cameron’s chief of staff didn’t tell Cameron such an important message / issue, then their is some thing wrong in the judgement of Cameron’s chief of staff and the person who hired Cameron’s chief of staff (its Cameron as well).

    This raises more questions. I hope PM Cameron didn’t lie in the Parliament.

  96. 96
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I never thought she sounded that happy.
    But The jesus and mary chain did.

  97. 97
    Milimong at his finest says:

    Here you are, sir.

  98. 98
    Bad Magic says:

    Spineless! Morgan is a spineless weasel wordsmith and Brown’s stooge. Vermin!

  99. 99
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    To the pro Europe party that agreed this latest IMF subscription increase?

  100. 100
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Does anyone have a clip of Bercow blowing his fuse? I’d love to see that again! He seems to have a sore throat now!

  101. 101
    David Camoron says:

    Shut the f*ck up and pay you green-taxes, peasants.

    Toodle pip.

  102. 102
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Other definitions:
    To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion.
    To obtain confidential information by impersonation or other deception.

    I believe that is clearly the better definition if we’re talking about journalists, and it appears to be true that someone was doing that for his bank details.

    See yesterday “what did you want to be when you grow up: A train driver”.

  103. 103
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Like Rusty Dave kept his powder dry in the runup to the general election and failed to win a majority. LOL

    Bye bye Tories :-)

    Labour landslide at next election unless Rusty Dave gives us an In-Out EUSSR referendum and campaigns to get us out.

  104. 104
    Steve Miliband says:

    Not staggering, unfortunately the norm.

  105. 105
    Anonymous says:

    I seem to recall an instance reported a few years back which involved the strange tale of a Labour minister being arrested for some reason and cocaine being found on the floor of the Police Van he was being transported in. As far as I know no charges were brought against him so he was obviously innocent. However it was a strange little incident dont you think.

  106. 106
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I will be Carmen Miranda’s hat.

  107. 107
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Just watching the Phone Hacking Inquiry Statement. Is Dennis Skinner actually medically retarded?

  108. 108
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron didn’t want to, it is said the first meeting Cameron had with Rupert went bad. George Osborne persuaded Cameron to kiss Rupert’s ass.

    What ever George Osborne touch become shit.

  109. 109
    Jack Regan says:

    Shut it you slag. You’re nicked!

  110. 110
    The BBC Trust says:

    There will always be a job for Piers at the BBC.

    Kind Regards
    The BBC Trust

  111. 111
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Sadly Call Me Rusty Dave has blagged the UK economy even more.

  112. 112
    retardEd Miliband says:

    You don’t have to be medically retarded to be in my Parathite Party, but it helpth.

  113. 113
    annette curton says:

    Not enough fruit.

  114. 114
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Dave has no powder. never has. ever. honest.

  115. 115
    GlobalGaz says:

    All of this has just made BSkyB’s stock a lot cheaper….just a thought, you know if someone was looking to take it over etc.

  116. 116
    Raking over the past is the new black says:

    I also recall the strange tale of one Labour Minister having to resign over a dodgy mortgage arranged by another Government minister. I say strange because although there was clear evidence to warrant a Police investigation for Fraud, no such investigation took place. Strange that. Anyway would it not be apprpriate to ask the Police to revisit this incident and make a proper investigation this time.

  117. 117
    Bad Magic says:

    The hypocrisy that falls from Labour’s mouth is astonishing.

  118. 118
    annette curton says:

    Hmm, now we are beginning to get near the truth, which would explain all the outrage about hacked medical records.

  119. 119
    boulay says:

    it was worse then normal though. any decent broadcaster would say “hang on, we had better be whiter than white here and have balance” but the BBC know they are far too powerful and nobody will take them apart. they are almost laughing out loud that NI are taking the wrap when the bigger media machine, the BBC, gets away scott free.

    it is almost like some state religion that traps everyone in its worldview and shuns or destroys any non-believer. hopefully there will be a reformation one day…..

  120. 120
    Tom Badwind says:

    CANDIDATE FOR FRIDAY’S CAPTION COMPETITION

    http://bit.ly/pwmrBd

  121. 121
    Tony Bliar is a cunt says:

    He’s a fuckin scouser, cant blame the yanks on this one………..

  122. 122
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    You are not a journalist I presume?

  123. 123
    Vile Miliband, Corrupt Union Puppet says:

    The focus will now switch to the Daily/ Sunday Mirror, everyone knows they were at it to same extent as the NOW. Welcome to the UK, Toilet to the World.

  124. 124
    David Camoron says:

    You see? There’s nothing you grotty little peasants can do! My dream of Britain being crushed beneath the EU jackboot will come true. You will pay ever-higher Eurotaxes whilst grovelling at the feet of your unelected president as he sends ever more immigrunts to live among you and destroy your culture.

    Toodle pip.

  125. 125
    Stop giving our tax money to anyone but the tax payers. says:

    This is what is happening, a British woman I know who worked until 63 receives £10 a week as BG told her her husband “Shouldn’t have died so young.”

    The British Government provides the following financial assistance: –

    BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER Weekly allowance £100
    ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS / REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN Weekly allowance
    £250

    BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER Weekly Spouse allowance £25
    ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS / REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN Weekly Spouse
    allowance £225

    BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER Additional weekly hardship allowance £0;00
    ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS / REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN Additional weekly
    hardship allowance £100

    BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT £6,000
    ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS / REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN TOTAL YEARLY
    BENEFIT £29,900

  126. 126
    Steve Miliband says:

    Ooh Matron!

  127. 127
    Gordon Brown says:

    Just looking at Morgan you would never know he was a bad man. Or that he was in the Shoreshank Redemption.

    Just goes to show, you never can tell.

  128. 128
    Brighton Pier says:

    When can I start?

  129. 129
    Moley. says:

    The Last thing Cameron wants in the UK is a right wing News Channel?
    (Hence his happiness about the demise of the B SkyB bid.)

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100096619/david-camerons-worst-nightmare/

  130. 130
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Just google, Lord Beaverbrook, makes Murdoch look like a beginner.

  131. 131
    Anonymous says:

    Remember Gordon Browns jawdrop? Even he was astonished at the shite that came out of his mouth.

  132. 132
    A Spokesperson says:

    If you look carefully at his bike you will probably notice that the spokes weren’t recycled either.

  133. 133
    boulay says:

    BTW what happened to the Telegraph. why have they become a bunch of bitter and twisted Shysters who do not understand that the alternative to the Tories is more fucked up Labour government. when did they stop being a conservative newspaper and become a sort of large tabloid without any principles?

  134. 134
    Anonymous says:

    If the market is opened to completion, BSkyB shears price will even further.

  135. 135
    Coulson - spy - Rupert Murkycock - spy's handler - Cameron - receiver of spy's intel says:

    It is all falling around Cameron’s ears. He could have avoided all this if he hadn’t employed the spy, Coulson, as his head of Comms.

    Oh, how we lauged!

  136. 136
    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh! says:

    Wife Chops Off Husband’s Penis, Throws in Garbage Disposal

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wife-cuts-off-husbands-penis-throws-garbage-disposal/story?id=14055080

  137. 137
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Nads gets em out for the boys.

  138. 138
    Lard Presclott says:

    Snax.

  139. 139
    Gordon Brown says:

    Will I get expenses?

  140. 140
    Gonk says:

    More than a penny. Something the size
    of a Gloucester old spot fell on his hypocritical
    head about halfway through Pmqs.
    Completely wonderful look of realisation
    on his gormless face.

  141. 141
    Tony Benn says:

    Yeah? You got a probem with that? It’s called socialism. And anyway, Muslims are our superiors.

  142. 142
    It was George wot dun it. says:

    It was George Osborne who put Dave in contact with Coulson and egged Dave on to give him the job.

  143. 143
    Sybil Fawlty says:

    Full enquiry into labour media relations!

    Oh how we will laugh

  144. 144
    Gordon Brown says:

    So how does he dust his bottom?

  145. 145
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I’m wearing my big boy pants and drinking a litre of fizzy orange.

  146. 146
    GlobalGaz says:

    Just to clarify…was there anything before Fhatcha?

  147. 147
    Confucious says:

    A high and mighty edifice will collapse if it is built on dodgy Piers.

  148. 148
    A man who wants to see Cameron fall under a bus says:

    Delingpole seems to hate Camoron nearly as much as I do.

  149. 149

    All over bar the crying.

  150. 150
    Anonymous says:

    Sun Headline……..Brown Wrong.

    Just about sums the fucker up.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Howabout,”not like a coiled spring”? I agree that Milliband, flushed with apparent success, is behaving in a reckless and ill-considered manner, but we are talking about a party led by a man who couldn’t gain a majority over the weakest government since the Napoleonic War, can’t think more than 5 seconds ahead and to whom being pragmatic is fawning on his political enemies. Milliband is handing Dave a political advantage on a stick. Dave is just the type to drop it into a pool of vomit.

  153. 153
    Archer Karcher says:

    She has two of them, so that’s one higher than her IQ.

  154. 154
    Torpedo anyone? says:

  155. 155
    Ewanme says:

    Well , I get down on my knees an faces W12 five times a day .

    Doesn’t everyone ??

    E x

  156. 156
    Correction says:

    Palace Pier.

    Only the deeply disliked current owners call it “Brighton” Pier.

  157. 157
    Witchcraft says:

    The poisonous hypocrisy that is dripping from various Labour mouthpieces is amazing.

  158. 158
    MrAngry61 says:

    What about Hurst? He decided which topics that his string of papers wouldn’t mention at all.

  159. 159
    Chris Huhne says:

    Passed my driving test!!!

  160. 160
    Ewanme says:

    Hey !! Leave Sam outta this – she’s lovely .

    E x

  161. 161
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    On the Contrary, Milliband is JUST the right man to lead the Labour Party.
    Unions = astroturfed Labour Party.

  162. 162
    Anonymous says:

    It looks as if he’s catching flies!

  163. 163
    Camoron is a LimpDim cock says:

    Is the Bowbelle still dredging the Thames?

  164. 164
    Movie trailer says:

    “Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment Summary

    Morgan (David Warner), an aggressive and self-admitted dreamer, a fantasist who uses his flights of fancy as refuge from external reality, where his unconventional behavior lands him in a divorce from his wife, Leonie (Vanessa Redgrave), trouble with the police and, ultimately, incarceration in a lunatic asylum.”

  165. 165
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Are you suggesting the Morgan’s diary was ghost-written by Hari?

  166. 166
    A Doctor says:

    Balls looks like a bit of a salad dodger. Does he come from the North?

  167. 167
    annette curton says:

    Little April shower, so mush angst about whose turn it is to make the tea, Squeaker should get them all to settle down and chill out. (to spell it out they are looking more and more like a collective of anal buffoons).

  168. 168
    ToeKnee B says:

    I’m sorry, I am very busy doing a lot of shredding at the moment, particularly diaries and old notes taht I no longer need. I will get back to you when I have finished. To help your forward planning, I should be finished around …er….er around the time that that new enquiry starts.

  169. 169
    Captain Haddock says:

    Is it true that News International have just hired a submarine?

  170. 170
    Witch Doctor says:

    Ed needs to clean out his own backyard in order to sound credible and serious. Tom Baldwin is linked to NI, has a serious narcotic addiction, he is linked to the outing of Dr David Kelly leading to his death and has hacked into the private affairs of various members of the Conservative Party. Ed is a hypocrite. Pot-kettle-black.

  171. 171
    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    Exacatly nell and the deluded blue rinse brigade keep trotting out old ‘keeping his powder dry’ line year after year since spineless Dave has been making gaffes and being a wimp since he was elected leader of the Tories and it’s obvious to most Con Me Camoron has none!

    Once bitten, twice shy!

  172. 172
    Piss Organ says:

    Don’t besmirch my good name; I’m a sleb now !

  173. 173
    Aesop o'Sardis says:

    I see no ambiguity in what Cameron said in the HoC today. It is clear that the result of the inquiry has already been decided. Murdoch will be vilified. Coulson will be blamed. Baldwin less so – so as not to anger Cameron’s political allies in opposition. Failings of the ‘political system’ will be identified. No individual politician will be criticised. The Police will take the most blame.

    What is off limits is any suggestion that Blair, Brown and Cameron have all used the results of immoral or illegal press activity to their political advantage. Or that they were, across parties, all up to their necks in it together. Even less, that they might have encouraged it!

    The whitewash is already drying nicely.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Bluebottle, for any Saga-louts out there.

  175. 175
    Fog says:

    The squeaker’s hair looked rough, as if he’d just got out of bed.

  176. 176
    My liver will never forgive me says:

    Followed by a Cambodian style ‘Return to Year Zero’, where the currency’s worthless, no foreign trade and the starving survivors work the land for payment in sugar-beet.

    “Bring it on!”*

    *Open return to far-away already bought, just in case…

  177. 177
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Please post more often, sweetie-darling. I rarely agree with what you say, but I love the way you say it.

  178. 178
    Living In The Past says:

    Hasn’t Ed sort of dumped his own side in the poo? Inquiries look at what happened in the past and that past is Labour’s.

  179. 179
    Ballz says:

    Glad to know I fit in your team so well.

  180. 180
    Holborn Viaduct says:

    Any room for me? Nobody’s reading my blog these days, anyway.

    Apart from the prize dork that goes under the name of Ron Broxted, that is.

  181. 181
    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    I thought the whole cornerstone of socialism was everyone was meant to be equal…..

  182. 182
    Ex Ma Huhne says:

    No, that was me driving you prat!

  183. 183
    retardEd Miliband says:

    It wath all the fault of mithuth Thatcher.

  184. 184
    GlobalGaz says:

    Whichever way you dice it, Labour isn’t in govt. Tick.

    Labour had huge margins before the last election – those went down the pan, but still no majority. Fortunately or unfortunately we have the ConDems – but a point about coalitions is that by there nature they have to listen and after 13 years of directives from Blair and Brown that must be a good thing.

    Milliband acting like a school-boy we all know he is. No surprises. Its does appear like Cameron is either biding his time or has his balls in a vice or as you suggest, isn’t up to giving a kicking when a kicking is due.

    Keep the popcorn and toffee apples coming.

  185. 185
    Anonymous says:

    “What is off limits is any suggestion that Blair, Brown and Cameron have all used the results of immoral or illegal press activity to their political advantage.”

    What about Mrs T and Major?

    Major and Brown did rebel and Rupert and his gang went after them as well. Of the lot Cameron is the worse he even passed Blair.

  186. 186
    Brown Mouth Organ says:

    Hypocrisy.

  187. 187
    MrAngry61 says:

    2007?

  188. 188
    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    They are everywhere, full on invasion off the west by them.

  189. 189
    retardEd Miliband says:

    You are not tho much medically retarded ath criminally inthane.

  190. 190
    smoggie says:

    I think we desperately need another war to take the heat off. Syria or Iran, anyone?

  191. 191
    StretchMarx says:

    Funny guy is Delingpole. One day he’s withdrawing from blogging because the internet is full of bile-fuelled hate-monkeys, and the next he finds he’s addicted to the sound of his own voice and needs another fix.

  192. 192
    nell says:

    So part of the terms of the inquiry are to look at past relations between the press and politicians who are going to be required to give evidence under oath.

    Congratulations militwit.

    I shall enjoy listening to bliar, brown, alicampbell and mcbride being interviewed under oath about their relationships with the media over the last 13 years.

    The labour entertainment machine did not die when gordon left office after all.

  193. 193
    Chamberlain says:

    Excellent! Who’s that character to the left of the mong?

  194. 194
    Captain Haddock says:

    Glen Beck will be the new editor of the forthcoming “Sun on Sunday” tasked to smoke out all of those pinko socialists.

  195. 195
    Ex Ma Huhne says:

    You are sure you’ve not forgotten your pampers Gordy aren’t you? You know what happens when you start talking don’t you?

  196. 196
    smoggie says:

    When the Barclays bought it.

  197. 197
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    The Utopia that was Labour Britain of the 70’s. Of course.

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    Ed Mililong's Parasite Party says:

    Some people – namely our beloved parasites – are more equal than others.

    And we’d like to take this rare opportunity to thank Cameron for continuing our policy of spraying workers’ cash over the feckless filth who have come to sponge off this nation. Indeed, we’re grateful that he let in more people last year than at any point in the last 6 years.

    We look forward to getting these people’s votes.

  200. 200
    Archer Karcher says:

    Plenty of nuts though.

  201. 201
    Red on Red says:

    Absolutely. Dave is really shitting himself at an inquisition looking into Labour’s relationship with the press.

  202. 202
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron is paying Blair’s bill – but I guess that’s an occupational hazard if you model yourself as the Heir To Blair.

  203. 203
    StretchMarx says:

    Yup – a tabloid in all but size. I wish they’d do the decent thing and re-format so that I can eat my Frosties and read Bryony Gordon at the same time.

  204. 204
    GlobalGaz says:

    “Appearance Money” I believe Gordo… the same money that you are paid for not showing up at parliament.

  205. 205
    Fog says:

    News Corp have withdrawn their bid for BskyB, breaking news on Sky

  206. 206
    Captain Haddock says:

    Your blog used to be very funny, amusing and cutting edge. Now its become completely unhinged the last refuge of a bunch of Libertarian Looney Tunes under constant attack by a few hardcore Labour trolls determined to pick the carcus completely clean.

  207. 207
    Guest says:

    I laughed.

  208. 208
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Talking of powder…

    I wonder if Rupert is keeping his powder dry for the moment?

    I bet he knows where a few bodies are buried.

    This could be an interesting week or two.

  209. 209
    Non believer says:

    B&P fictional figures but the credulous twats on here lap it up

    How predictable

  210. 210
    Anonymous says:

    If you are unaware that you’re a victim until someone informs that you are a victim then have you really suffered? The anguish Milly Dowler’s family are currently feeling over being hacked is a result of the Guardian’s callous exposure designed to cause maximum embarrassment to Murdoch rather than a noble exposure of illegality and corruption. Until that point the Dowlers were blissfullky unaware that they were victims.

    These hacking incidents may be a gross invasion of privacy but it’s hardly in the league of putting people’s lives in danger which the Guardian and Wikileaks most certainly did.

  211. 211
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    And, just to clarify, Gordy, tears aren’t what come out of your winkle.

  212. 212
    Archer Karcher says:

    I thought McRuin’s mouthdrop was because he was a thicko mouthbreather. However, shit delivery unit does now look probable, on reflection.

  213. 213
    Gonk says:

    Hmmm. Yes, very strange.
    I think the police ought to be investigating
    Gordon Brown’s hair style from his student days.
    After all that particular style( Gathered from
    behind ear and smeared over slightly greasy head)
    was an early indicator of mentalist tendencies and
    a Labour party conspiracy in sedition.

  214. 214
    Archer Karcher says:

    In America it’s easy for Beck, the lefties nearly all congregate in the Democrat party. Here, they are in all three and in some numbers too.

  215. 215
    Bliar says:

    Er .. ahem .. er .. what is this ‘truth’ thing all about?

  216. 216
    That's News says:

    There are lots of people in the Labour Party and wider Labour movement like Piers Morgan, etc., who are thinking: “I DO wish Brown and Miliband would SHUT UP!!!”

  217. 217

    Morgan as well! They’re all at it! I’m disgusted.

  218. 218
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Miliprat wears the surprised expression of one whose finger has just gone through the toilet paper.

  219. 219
    Ebenezer Brown says:

    If you bring down Piers Murdoch I will donate my first born child to whatever charity you choose.

  220. 220
    Anonymous says:

    Every phone comes with a manual that states the default pin number & advises the user to change it to a pin of the users choice.

  221. 221
    Gordon Brown , blagging, pot, kettle, black says:

    That little dissertation Gordon wrote whilst at University in which he revealed every wnich way to blag your way through Student life from getting into parties with fake booze and drinking everyone elses to getting free showers at the expense of someone else reveals that blagging, deception, calculating mendacity is in his DNA.

    Heres a little reminder of Gordons Blaggers Charter

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-447205/How-scrounge-State-Gordon-Brown.html

  222. 222
    Anonymous says:

    “Knowing how” is a long way from proving “you have”.

  223. 223
    Bwian says:

    Thampthon the Thaduthee Thwangler

  224. 224
    Rat's Mate says:

    Ed make a political point!!! that’s novel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  225. 225
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    BBC won’t report that bit. They’ll focus on what did Coulson know and what did Cameron know.

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    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Wise words indeed Anon @2:21.

    Only caveat I have with what you say is that in the case of the Dowlers the b’stard journos actually deleted messages from her mobile giving false hope to the family and possibly misleading plod. Though in the case of Surrey plod it wouldn’t take much to mislead them.


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