July 18th, 2011

+ + + Yates No Longer of the Yard + + +
Boris Distances Himself From Coulson Situation

Rather than be suspended Guido hears that the imminent announcement will be that he is walking. Get the popcorn.

UPDATE: Sky confirm.

UPDATE II: Always relied upon to help out his old friend, Boris was just asked at his press conference whether Cameron should consider his position regarding his employment of Andy Coulson. Boris replied that he wasn’t “here to talk about government appointments”. On repeated questioning the Mayor essentially told hacks that this was Downing Street’s problem so they should ask them. Ouch…

UPDATE III: That Boris knife in full:

“I’m not here to discuss government appointments. Those questions you must address to government. I don’t think there’s a very clear read across” [from Sir Paul Stephenson hiring Neil Wallis to Mr Cameron hiring Andy Coulson]. This is a matter you must address to No 10 Downing Street.”


  1. 1
    Saying says:

    He’s a sideshow.

    Watch the ball!

  2. 2
    Ewanme says:


  3. 3
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    Shame, I liked him.

  4. 4
    VftS says:

    Almost right.
    Watch the pea, not the shells.

  5. 5
    john in cheshire says:

    And how much has his departure cost us?

  6. 6
    Dave says:

    It’s my turn Now.

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Exactly. Wait until Murdoch starts.

    I think we’ll be lucky if ONLY Cameron resigns.

  8. 8
    The Umpire is always right! says:

    Buy Shares in a popcorn factory!!!!

  9. 9
    Loungelizard says:

    Wonder if they’ll all end up working for the Blair Foundation.

  10. 10
    Faceless Bureaucrat says:

    Two Down, Who’s Next?…

  11. 11
    Lard Presclott of Bulimia, Bog Seats, Beams,Bellies,Banjos,Punches, Croquet, Pies, Jags 'n' Shags says:

    ‘Get the popcorn’ ?? I finished it all this morning. Waiter !!!

  12. 12
    Discostutoo says:

    As reported on the Guardian website at 12.31pm… Keep up Guido!

  13. 13
    The Umpire is always right! says:

    Time for someone with a backbone, common sense, respect of voters.

    The Queen must act!

  14. 14
    AC1 says:

    Reopen Loans for Lordships investigation?

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Piss off then you tedious slag.

  16. 16
    Lard Presclott of Bog Seats, Beams,Bellies,Banjos,Punches, Croquet, Pies, Jags 'n' Shags says:

    ‘Get the popcorn’ ?? I finished it all this morning. Waiter !!!

  17. 17
    bergen says:

    It seems that British public life is suffering from mass hysteria.

  18. 18
    Good Cop says:

    He always came across as a good copper. Probably resigned because he was genuinely sorry that he had not re-opened the hacking case.

  19. 19
    Tom Badwind says:

    Calm down, dear. You’ll have a seizure.

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer person.

  21. 21
    Tax Payer says:

    Got to wait for Yates to tell all first.

    He’s gonna be mighty p*ssed off now. And he knows where the skeletons are.

  22. 22
    Lord Lavender et al. says:

    Apron Strings….

  23. 23
    All the fun of a lynching without the mess says:

    No great loss. He did a useless job over cash for honours.

  24. 24
    MrAngry61 says:

    Shuffled from one branch of Common Purpose to the next, probably!

  25. 25
    Eamonn U Ensis says:

    Who said McCarthyism was dead….politicians/broadcasting media have completely lost their sense of proportion…..meanwhile proper governance of the country and all other news reporting ceases for the forseeable future ??

  26. 26
    Tax Payer says:

    Isn’t this all getting out of proportion?

  27. 27
    PC 49 says:

    Time to bring back a “safe pair of hands”……….ANDY HAYMAN

  28. 28
    The British Public says:

    But not the British public. We are actually getting on with the day to day. Kids to school, pint down local, making sure if possible we keep our jobs, etc etc.

    We haven’t the time to plug into this hysteria.

  29. 29
    Anon says:

    No. It’s nowhere near in proportion to the amount of corruption that’s gone on.

    Be patient. It will all become clear.

  30. 30
    The Umpire is always right! says:

    Give everyone involved in corruption the “Flintoff” treatment.

  31. 31
    Lord Lavender et al. says:

    Fuck me. Dick to ‘fill in’!

  32. 32
    Scraping the barrel says:

    Cressida Common Purpose Dick to stand in.

    Is that really a good choice? I think not.

  33. 33
    Lou Scannon says:

    Which lodge did he belong to ?

  34. 34
    The UK Establishment hits an iceberg and starts to sink beneath the water with all hands !! says:

    Totally agree….someone needs to get a bloody grip and quick ..the panic is catching !!

  35. 35
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    and the Iraq War. Get Alyinstare Campbell under oath and connect him to a Lie Detector.

  36. 36
    Vortigern says:

    Wasn’t it Yates who was in charge of the wholly ineffective Cash for Peerages investigation? Shouldn’t these cases now be re-opened?

  37. 37
    Tax Payer says:

    He knew the truth about that, and about the hacking.

    However, he was ambitous. He wanted to be (and would have been) comissioner one day.

    What fun we will have when he tells all…….

  38. 38
    Hoopa says:

    It is time to examine all PFI projects

    Those projects we can terminate legally, terminate

    Renegotiate on threat of default all other

    Those who won’t negotiate just default

    Hard times fellas

  39. 39
    Dusty Miller says:

    Re ‘He did a useless job over cash for honours’

    He who pays , says!

    Out of his hands as to why but hey ho, Rupert will know, and so we shall we tomorrow!

  40. 40
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    ALL of this ( and more ) was going on under Liebour’s Reign of Terror ( 1997-2010 ). Thankfully, Gordon and Ed had me slaving over the photocopying machine so my hands are only slightly dirty

  41. 41
    john in cheshire says:

    normal people don’t read the guardeen.

  42. 42
    Scouse says:

    Yates’s wine Lodge of course.

  43. 43
    Dusty Miller says:

    38 Dusty Miller says:
    July 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    Re ‘He did a useless job over cash for honours’

    He who pays , says!

    Out of his hands as to why but hey ho, Rupert will know, and so we shall we tomorrow!

  44. 44
    Stinkfinger says:

    I’m shocked,appalled and disgusted at this shocking,appalling and disgusting behaviour by some quite shocking,appalling and disgusting people.
    I think this whole issue is just going to get even more shocking and appalling and disgusting….at least I hope so.
    ‘Ed Milliband on Radio 4′

  45. 45
    imnumbervi says:

    All this heat and noise and it’s only tomorrow’s chip paper.
    Farking daft.

  46. 46
    Anonymous too says:

    How brave of you to post under “anonymous”

  47. 47
    Eamonn U Ensis says:

    Thank God for the British Public. In any other country thay’d be revolution by now…the whole establishment has lost its head over this local minor scandal of no importance whatsoever to anyone outside the Westminster Bubble….Never was that old WW1 dictum proved more correct……”Lions led by Donkeys !”…let’s thank our lucky stars we’re not actually at War !(oops sorry my mistake we ARE at War !)

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Not if you wish to retain the Monarchy;she has no real power & any action on her part will provide the anti-mornarchist left with all the ammo needed to turn us into a republic.

  49. 49
    Joss Taskin says:

    Travelodge ??

  50. 50
    Ebenezer Brown says:

    Exactly. The public (including myself) are so fucking bored with this bollocks. Mainly because there’s been nothing new to come out of this other than a domino of resignations of people we’ve never even heard of.

    Can someone draw a pretty diagram of all the people in this? Who’s resigned, who’s under investigation, pregnant with who’s child, etc…

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

    Get Campbell under oath and connect him to the mains.

  52. 52
    The Archibishop of Canterbury says:

    The public expect their police to be beyond reproach.

    Politicians have much lower standards to meet.

  53. 53
    Hamilcar says:

    If only there was a way to rid our country of the whole putrefying Murdoch-Cameron axis, with all its goons and stooges!

  54. 54
    Ebenezer Brown says:

    y’know, the Lib Dems are part of the government. And unlike the bandwagon jumping, late-to-the-party, oppurtunist Labour Party – they actually “declared war” on Murdoch years ago.

  55. 55
    son of selsdonman says:

    Connect him to the mains more like!!

  56. 56
    Ed the Red says:

    No, no, me first!

  57. 57
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    The incompetent leader of the assasins of de Menezes, Cressida Dick, is now protecting our streets from the Mahomedan terrorists! What an achievemnet for the opposition and the liberal media.

  58. 58
    Ed the Axeman says:

    PFI is peanuts.

    Another trillion was put on the national debt last week. It had slipped down the back of the sofa.

    That doesn’t include the state pension, state second pension, nuclear decommissioning, …

  59. 59
    Which Cunt says:

    Shares in Duncans, England’s last ducking-stool manufacturer, hit an all-time high.

    Source: FT

  60. 60
    michael.mick.collins says:

    Cresssida Dick is his replacement. Another glowing officer. Had a brazilian electrician going to work shot dead. All visitors to the Olympics welcome but please wear a target on you so you die with first shot and not upset other visitors. Dave and Boris what a nightmare. God help us all if Mr Balls(up) gets control again

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    There’s also Dizzy!

  62. 62
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Right, which studio now, Mr. Miliband ???

  63. 63
    Liebour Troll Warning System says:

    Not forgetting the 1995 – 2009 Liebour-Murdoch axis, eh ??

  64. 64
    BBC Controller says:

    I love the smell of coup d’état in the morning,

    it smells like… victory!

  65. 65

    If Camo goes, Clegg is PM.

  66. 66
    Fish says:

    Labour’s Crick has just asked Bozza if Cameron should now go.

  67. 67
    Alex says:

    Hear hear – the hysteria being generated by some people is just ridiculous. Anyone would think that Rupert Murdoch had kidnapped and killed Milly Dowler himself the way some of these loonies are going on.

  68. 68
    poo corner says:

    I suspect that many of those who signed PFI contracts did not have the lawfull capacity to do so

  69. 69
    DCI Gene Hunt says:

    You’re nicked, you slag.

  70. 70
    Maximus says:

    Do stop the bed-wetting. Either Common Purpose is about jumped-up Town Clerks Chief Executives of Councils all piling into the same tent and singing from the same hymn sheet. Or it is another Nu Liebore complete waste of taxpayer money.

  71. 71
    imnumbervi says:

    Had a Brazilian… oh sorry, didn’t see the rest.

  72. 72
    Aunt Hilda says:

    Yates is a solid guy who is respected for his terrorist related work…from memory …at the time he was asked to review the hacking investigations he and his teams were looking for the apparent transatlanic plane bombers and thus did not give his best attention to the past case…but he was probably not fully briefed on what hadn’t been done with the 11000 pages of evidence in the first place so really wasn’t helped internally.

    Hind sight makes all this so very convenient for ed milliband et al….as usual political expediency is the driving factor..when brown’s and blair’s cosying of the media is thrown light upon they are quick to shut up…hence still not a word from ed balls and his spin crew. The ascerbic shrew yvette still chirping platitudes.

    Cameron’s position regarding coulson is finite…he employed him after the man was not red carded by the vetting process…he accepted coulson’s assurances…coulson resigned when the issues came back to focus…Cameron has said if those assurances are shown to be untrue then coulson will have to face the consequences…you can’t be much clearer than that.

  73. 73
    Loungelizard says:

    As far as I’m concerned the past few weeks have confirmed Labours inability to govern. What other failures will be brought to light over the next few years.

  74. 74
    The Guardian/BBC axis of socialism says:

    What did God know about ‘Hackgate’ and when did he know? Should God resign? What does it say about God’s judgement? Was God at the Brooks’s Christmas Party?

  75. 75
    Bobby Peel says:

    Murdochs legal advisor is nu Labour cronie and former DPP, Ken McDonald.He reviewed the original ‘Phone hacking case’. He’s got some questions to ask, is there a ‘free’ slot at the select committee hearing tomorrow ? I’ll even pick him up and take him there myself !

  76. 76
    Tony Bliar congential liar says:

    Up yours Yates!

  77. 77
    mark oatens glass coffee table says:


  78. 78
    Cassandra King says:

    I am sure he is completely satisfied with his own integrity, just like all the other two faced hypocrites out there trying to grub some political capital from a scandal they were heavily involved in.

  79. 79
    Anonymous says:

    That is part of the problem;governed & controlled by non-elected people we know little or nothing about until it goes wrong.

  80. 80
    The money men have won says:

    Nothing can be done. Most of them have been turned into offshore financial instruments.

    By the way the coalition is continuing with PFIs at a great rate of knots.

  81. 81
    imnumbervi says:

    We need Reagan and Carter – they’ll sort this garbage out

  82. 82
    Oldrightie says:

    I suspect our Rupe has a few other resignations in mind. Flame hair will not go unavenged!

  83. 83
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    And the House of Lords “cash for amendments” scandal – how Truscott and the others weren’t charged with corruption over that is a national disgrace.

  84. 84
    The BBC are cunts says:

    Well done, Michael !!! Your salary will be doubled to £ 600,000 to match Andrew Martian’s for being so ‘edgy’ !!

  85. 85
    dr. sipp says:

    why is CAM in AFRICA?

  86. 86
    Percy Longprong says:

    Exactly. These people don”t resign unless a massive payoff and pension is in place

  87. 87
    imnumbervi says:

    Expect a 3 day special on Newsnight with a smug bore or two hosting it and asking for comment from Sir Michael White, Milliband, Prescott and Neil Kinnock for balance.

  88. 88
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Can’t you just bring it all back up and start again?

  89. 89
    Joss Taskin says:

    What can two former U.S Presidents do to help ??

  90. 90
    biscuit barrel bim bim says:

    Why not, they’re all over here

  91. 91
    Engineer says:

    This is getting bloody ridiculous.

    Yates was asked to advise on somebody else’s appointment to something, advised, and with the benefit of hindsight got it a bit wrong. (With the benefit of hindsight, the entire Labour party should resign after the mess it left the nation’s finances in, but that’s by the by.)

    One thing this does show – Yates has more honour in his little finger than most politicians have in their entire bodies.

  92. 92
    The Met's Anthem says:

  93. 93
    Tax Payer says:

    Where’d you get that from?

    More chance of being Hague. But either way, it’s not automatic.

  94. 94
    Cassandra King says:

    I am sure he is completely satisfied with his own integrity as he spent years sucking political c*ck to climb the greasy pole, covering up industrial strength wrongdoing to protect his political friends in the hope of a K as a reward for his loyalty to the political vermin class. In fact senior officers get infected with some kind of virus or parasitical worm that infects the brain and turns them into common purpose stooges.

  95. 95
    Lard Presclott of Bulimia, Bog Seats, Beams,Bellies,Punches, Pies, Jags 'n' Shags says:

    Me, balance ??? Hope you’ve got an elephant on the other side.

  96. 96
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    It is because politicians are desperate to ensure the shit sticks to the media and the rozzers.

  97. 97
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    At this rate there won’t be any popcorn left.

  98. 98
    The Umpire is always right! says:

    +++++++++Breaking News++++++++++

    Lorry load of champayne arrives at BBC headquarters.

  99. 99
    Ship of Fools says:

    He’s not going to sell many ice creams going that quick…

  100. 100
    Boris picks up the Knife says:

    I notice Boris did not stick up for you Dave.

  101. 101
    Faceless Bureaucrat says:

    Meanwhile, Common Purpose member, Cressida Dick appears on stage.

    I suspect the family of Jean Charles de Menezes will be rejoicing tonight…

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    Gawd ‘elp us!

  103. 103
    Billy Bellend says:

    He is amongst friends. It’s surprising how many friends you have when giving out free money.

  104. 104
    Out of Africa says:

    I see Dave is going to Nigeria tomorrow. Why?

  105. 105
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    It’s a long list. Thirteen years worth.

  106. 106
    Cassandra King says:

    Its not honour driving his bailing out, it ensures his pension and perks and saves him from possible disciplinary hearing that might bring out some rather dirty laundry about the extent of the corruption. There is nothing heroic about a self interest fire break resignation, what it does is create a hole in the puzzle that cannot be filled.

  107. 107
    Anonymous says:

    This is like when the IRA planted that bomb in The Grand Hotel a few weeks before the Tory conference. Labour has planted a News International bomb under the Tories a few years ago and it’s exploding now. For some reason absolutely nobody in the media seems to believe Labour has anything to answer for here despite the fact everything happened on their watch. You can be sure if it had all happened under John Major there is no way Tony Blair would be taking the flack.

  108. 108
    P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    We simply don’t ‘do’ resignations in the Liebour party. We always reinvent ourselves after each scandal and come back at an even more elevated level.

  109. 109
    Hamilcar says:

    Blair is still at large, but those of us who are patient will see him prosecuted for his many crimes.

  110. 110
    What-Ho! says:

    If you’re bored with the three ringed circus of the British press, Met police and politicians tearing themselves [and each other] apart then you must be a right miserable bastard. Personally, I’m almost hacking up a lung with all this….

  111. 111
    a Cop of Honour says:

    I too tend to think this is a rare honourable resignation.

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    He is remarkably quiet & low profile just now;wonder what his game is?

  113. 113
    Cassandra King says:

    When Dave flies into a 3rd world corrupt banana republic you just know the national debt is about to be inflated by a few hundred million in borrowed money.

  114. 114
    Call me a Cab Cameron says:

    I’m in hiding. Is it working?

  115. 115
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron, Llewellyn, Hilton, Osborne, J Murdoch, R Murdoch, Hayman…lots of resignations to come yet.

    Then the indictments start.

  116. 116
    Plod says:

    Aren’t our policemen wonderful ??

  117. 117
    Billy Bellend says:

    Maybe he has received an email from there and is going to pick up his lottery winnings?

  118. 118
    I don't need no doctor. says:

    Once again we have Labour and the media that spin but do not have the courage to accuse people outright.

  119. 119
    Loungelizard says:

    Crick really is a nasty little arsewipe isn’t he ?

  120. 120
    MacGuffin says:

    Cameron, Osborne, Llewellyn, Hilton, J Murdoch, R Murdoch, Hayman to resign.

    Then the indictments start.

    Mwah haa haa haa ha ha hahaha…!

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    Wot! no Wedgie Bin?

  122. 122
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    If Coulson is charged and convicted, Cameron’s a goner. However, if, as I suspect, Coulson’s exonerated, I’ll piss myself laughing. Cameron would have Milic unt for dinner at every PMQs after that.

  123. 123
    Sir William Waad says:

    If there’s a reason to hate Rupert Murdoch it is that he helped propel Blair to power and maintain him there.

  124. 124
    Anonymous says:

    To collect the money Mr Umbongo promised him?

  125. 125
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    This is one way of cutting back-office police numbers I s’pose.

  126. 126
    Jimmy says:

    Another day, another tory. So nice to see some good news in the papers for a change.

  127. 127

    Scene . BBC Salford.
    BBC girl with headphones strides briskly along a BBC corridor, with Ed Miliband hurrying along in tow . She’s saying “We’re walking”into a walkie talkie. BBC news editor meets Mr Miliband and asks “Hello Mr Miliband.You have some important news for us at the BBC today? Where shall we start?”

    ” Where? Lets see.. I think I’ll do Radio 5, then BBC 24. Then Radio 3 {quick few minutes there} Then BBC 2, documentary soundbites for a phone hacking scandal documentary. Then BBC 1 news and breakfast news for tomorrow…..Then BBC London news, and I’ll do a few of the regionals. Defo for BBC Wales and BBC Scotland. Then Newsnight and R4 news. Better do Newsround too. For the kids. Does Cbeebies do news yet? No..? You might want to look into that…Anyway…”

    I will probably just be able to be live on drivetime & 6 o’clock news.
    A few words for BBC 6 news and BBC 7, or whatever its called now.
    A few camera poses for Red Button and BBC three 60 second news. A longer piece for BBC 4 news.
    Then BBC Newsline for Northern Ireland, Channel island and Look east/look north/ look west and all those other regional stations. BBC Oxford must get a special as they are a key demo for Labour. And Midlands East and west.
    Better do BBC spotlight South-East, even though there’s no voters there, its all message isn’t it?”

    “And what is your message Mr Miliband?”

    “Simple. That one broadcaster should not be allowed to control a giant market share of the media of this country.”

  128. 128
    Anonymousse says:

    + 1

  129. 129
    Anonymous says:

    Why take so long? There is already enough proven & known to keep that pot boiling.

  130. 130
    Police Marksman says:

    They dont expect the police to kill them though

  131. 131
    The Umpire is always right! says:

    Calm down dears, the test match starts on Thursday :-)

  132. 132

    Coulson exonerated?

    Cameron a goner? Unlikely too. Unless ‘the friends of David Davis’ have some juicy info and know the mole at News international’s hotline number to Robert Peston.

  133. 133
    Stinkfinger says:

    To meet potential voters in the next UK election.

  134. 134
    Engineer says:

    Yates is a Tory now, is he?

  135. 135
    Aunt Hilda says:

    during which time we had ‘dodgey dossiergate’ shrouded in secrecy and not revealed until long after the event.

    Subsequently shown to have been a mixture of fiction ..fact spicing and ‘we’re going in there with Bushie baby regardless’ strategy blended and used to persuade the HOC to support the war’.

    The Labour government’s cynical media manipulation cost countless lives and has blighted us ever since.

    MI6 don’t say someones like a missile without good reason.

  136. 136
    Tom Badwind says:

    Prezza, pass that popcorn bucket…..er, that’s not popcorn, is it you fat useless piece of shit ?

  137. 137
    Steve Miliband says:

    Get a few lessons in managing a corrupt police/media

  138. 138
    Sophie says:

    How is that detoxification of the Conservative Party working out for you?

    Facts about Camerons Blue Labour:

    * Cameron could not win a majority agaisnt the most unpopular PM in history.

    * Cameron has continued Labours ruinous fiscal policies.

    * We are cutting at home to borrow more to give away abroad

    * We have an unsustainably high tax regime – ruining any chance of a private sector recovery

    Its over for Cameron – he has to go – & he can take those Heathite clones in cabinet with him.

    Carswell, Hannan et al – put the boot in now.

    Election now – Blue Labour out.

  139. 139
    Jimmy's Teeny Tadger says:

    My owner is the worst troll on this site!

  140. 140
    Anonymous says:

  141. 141

    The more worrying thought is what are Blinky & Mrs. Balls up too?
    Probably their binmen will be collecting wheelie bins full of shredded papers on their next collection, or do I see smoke on the horizon up at Redhill?

  142. 142
    Phony Bare ruined Britain says:

    Since Guido had all the inside info, then I think he should resign too

  143. 143
    Sir William Waad says:

    The Plod don’t really like alleged crime that doesn’t involve proper villains nicking stuff, stabbing people or dealing in illegal molecules. They will now have to interview intelligent people with proper legal representation and deal with abstract concepts. They will even have to consider the Law, i.e. what is illegal and what is merely disreputable.

    All we’ve seen so far from Plod is showboating – arresting people without a scrap of evidence of lawbreaking on their part, or knowing what questions to ask them, so as to give the impression of Doing Something.

  144. 144
    Ship of Fools says:

    I thought Dave (Dave) Cameron was going to clarify some more details of the ‘business’ meetings he had with the Murdoch Mafia over the past 12 months?

    That’ll be interesting… How many times has he actually been out ‘riding with Rebekah’and ‘masticating with the Murdochs…?

    I don’t think he’ll get a job back in PR after this…

  145. 145
    Jimmy says:

    Comparing his two big investigations I can’t see any other explanation.

  146. 146
    Civil Servant says:

    Another scalp for the Adenoidal Avenger

  147. 147
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    If Brooks hasn’t been charged and her lawyer says the police presented no allegations or evidence, then Milic unt must be pissing himself that Coulson too won’t face any charges. Should that happen, the Tories should go all guns blazing after Baldwin and Labour.

  148. 148
    Stinkfinger says:

    Quick Dave get your photo took with Nelson Mandela,the Liberals will be so blinded by the light which shines from Mandela’s arse they might forget what a C*nt you are.

  149. 149
    michael.mick.collins says:

    Public Sector Pensions for people like Yates can be used as a weapon against you. If you go as a result of impropriety then you can lose your pension, big bucks to people like Yates. However it helps when you’ve agreed to be looked after for services done by NI for a soft job with big dosh by one its stables-Andy Hayman will tell you that (If you got him pissed enough first)

  150. 150
    Loungelizard says:

    Guy must be a spin doc.

  151. 151
    Bill d'Sarse says:

    He is in a quiet dark corner, fingers in ears waiting for it all to go BANG.

  152. 152
    Aunt Hilda says:

    Yate’s anti-terrorism work has been exemplary it is a shame he will be lost to that endeavour.

  153. 153
    Only me says:


    Look it up.

    Its all there – happening again

  154. 154
    Yates Wine Lodge says:

    I’ll be getting a lovely pension. Plus a top-up from Murdoch.

  155. 155
    annette curton says:

    Probably because it’s as far away as he can get (away with), Gordon used to do that all the time, his favourite was visiting the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan at very short notice when things got a bit tricky back in blighty this provided some entertainment for them along the lines of Gawd it aint half hot mum, his impression of a smurf wearing that giant blue helmet went down a treat.

  156. 156
    Happy voter says:

    The aftermath of 13 years of curruption

  157. 157
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Oh deary me.

    Cameron – The first PM to be questioned and charged by police while in office. Oh Dear.

  158. 158
    Engineer says:

    IF so (and it’s a big IF), he made a good foil for the present Lord Blair, didn’t he?

  159. 159
    Chingrinner Herald says:

    I think you’ll find God was actually at Gordon’s Yule Log Tasting Christmas Cocktail Party….. held in the brown’s shed

  160. 160
    Theophilus Umbongo, Silas's Internet Cafe, Lagos says:

    No, No, No, No.

    My schedule distinctly says that Mr Cameron will be getting his e-mail from my auntie, who just happens to be the widow of the recently deceased minister for oil, on the second tuesday of next month.

    Now if you will excuse me, my sister is falling behind her quota so I must go and chastise her.

  161. 161
    Anonymous says:

    The rest of the non-Murdoch newspapers have been following the BBC/Guardian/Labour narrative on this whole affair quite blindly, doubtless hoping that they can pick up readership from the Murdoch titles.

    They well come to regret this, if Labour gets back in power as a result — although not as much as the rest of the country will regret it, when we are declared bankrupt.

    The very least that the independent press should do is to point out, and keep pointing out, that all of the “scandals” thus far alleged, and many others, occurred when Labour was in power between 1997 – 2010.

  162. 162
    albacore says:

    Meanwhile, where’s our Dave?
    Off to South Africa on Mandela’s birthday to join in the world record sing-song?
    Doubt that he’ll be going empty-handed. He knows where his priorities lie.

  163. 163
    Anon says:

    What a bunch of complete culture secretaries.

  164. 164
    Erehwon Man says:

    Pains me to say it but Prescott is right. He should have been sacked for failure in duty and not just allowed to resign or be suspended. Loss of pension and pay-off was the right way.

  165. 165
    Tom baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    well Red Ed will go down before cameron when Baldwin spills his guts on arrest!

  166. 166
    Engineer says:

    Oh, right.

    Cameron was personally hacking phones, was he?

    Grow up.

  167. 167
    Jimmy says:

    Really? Don’t recall Damien having to put his clothes on with Old Bill in his bedroom. So happy to to see this bastard get his.

  168. 168
    hayman what u doin ? says:

    we’ll have the doors in Guv…leave it to us Guv….now wheres me shopping list and golf tee off time ?

  169. 169
    Alex says:

    Absolute disaster – already been promoted way above her abilities.

  170. 170
    Post hoc says:

    Nice to resignation reintroduced into public life. Piano wire can come later…

  171. 171
    Tom baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    Or what C**t you are stinky…otherwise known as Alistair Campbell!

    Hope you send flowers to Mrs Kelly this year, say sorry for killing her husband along with coke head Tom and Teflon Tony!

    what a stench that will cause when the truth comes out!


  172. 172
    The Dirty Rat says:

    Do you honestly think the C.F.H investigation was whitewashed at Yates’ end? It was never going the course past the CPS – time to re-open the inquiry.

  173. 173
    Alex says:

    Of course one could argue the same about Prescott himself – shagging a secretary during work hours in property belonging to his employer?

    If that isn’t gross misconduct, then I don’t know what is.

  174. 174
    Tom baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    cash for honours…

    whoops, looks like that will be reopened and teflon tony will finally end up behind bars…wher he belongs!

  175. 175
    Renminbi Oracle says:

    shame he couldn’t serioulsy one iron bobby mugabe whilst hes in the area.

  176. 176
    Bazz says:

    Did Blair know about hacking and do nothing, are his hands clean ? Did Special Branch not know what was going on or not tell him, who has failed in the Intelligence Services and why did no one know. Or did they ?
    I have a feeling Cameron Credability is badly dented by his lack of judgment and poor handling of what should have been a gift horse….. he aint the Man I thought he was… looking more like a Tory Jonah every day.

  177. 177
    Anonymous says:

    It really has got hysterical. It’s a pity the NOTW has been closed down because their reporting was always so thoughtful and considered without ever having to resort to hyperbole.

  178. 178
    Tom baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    he is getting all the guns back that dip shit teflon Tony sold them….gadaffi and Mugabe are a human shield around Bliars tent….
    Dave has some hellfires ready for the shits…but he is going to let Rupbert fire his first at Liebour and dead Red Ed….

    how sweet that will be!

  179. 179
    Anon says:

    DD, now there’s a name I had expected to see earlier in the whole debarcle.

    Does he not know that all that principled stuff and nonsense a while back has shown that he’s totally inappropriate for high office?

    Making stands like that on moral grounds will never wash… He should collect some money from NI and use it to take Maria C to the Bahamas. It’s the only way the press will trust him.

  180. 180
    Renminbi Oracle says:

    stick your little boy ed sophie…you have very well matched intellects…13 years of economic ruin using other people’s money to explain before you crow.

  181. 181
    Iloathlefties says:

    At least the Police/news editors resign when they get it wrong. What about the politicians? Hypocracy at its worst. The stench of corruption goes on………

  182. 182

    Yates would never have lost his pension. You’re talking rubbish!

  183. 183
    Renminbi Oracle says:

    he’ll have to ask blair for some advice

  184. 184
    GoingGlobalGaz says:

    No Moussa, Mr Brown should be the one facing charges along with his wee buddy Bliar. Do keep up.

  185. 185
    Jimmy says:

    I can’t see another cop sticking his neck out for you after you threw this one under the bus.

  186. 186
    Aunt Hilda says:

    I repeat Bazz………

    Cameron’s position regarding coulson is finite…he employed him after the man was not red carded by the vetting process…he accepted coulson’s assurances…coulson resigned when the issues came back to focus…Cameron has said if those assurances are shown to be untrue then coulson will have to face the consequences…you can’t be much clearer than that.

  187. 187
    Anonymous says:

    If Cameron was caught in bed with a farm animal he would receive a more sympathetic hearing from the media than he is currently receiving. Imagine what they’d be saying if he had actually been Prime Minister when all this unlawful media behaviour first came to light 5 years ago and was virtually ignored by all concerned. This has turned into a modern day ‘Crucible.’

  188. 188
    Hamilcar says:

    Cameron has done nothing but perpetuate the lies and crimes of the Blair regime. They are about as different as two rival brands of washing powder owned by the same corporation.

  189. 189
    ichabod says:

    Has she got the main qualification for the job ie a degree in Sociology .

  190. 190
    disco Stew says:

    He’ a typical leftie,cowards the lot of’m.

  191. 191
    will says:

    The left wing are desparate for this government to fail including a few liberals.

    If thier wet dream come true, you cab bet the first thing that happens is financial termoil in the financial markets, with britain credit rating being reduced to AA. the stockmarkets and banks will be effected with lloyds and RBS losing value and us slipping into a deep recession.

    So nothing to crow about

  192. 192
    Anonymous says:

    Your Rupe not ours Quisling.

  193. 193
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Bit like a Polly Toynbee article

  194. 194
    Whispering Weasel says:

    What has Cameron done?

    Oh I get it, he’s being pilloried because he’s not such a bare faced liar as the ex-new Liebour leaders were/are?

    Move along now, there’s nothing to see here

  195. 195
    ichabod says:

    That Indian batting line up—impressive, but surely a bit long in the tooth ?

  196. 196
    Owin Newitt says:

    If it was a pretty animal I would forgive him.

  197. 197
    Whispering Weasel says:

    Exactly, who was on ‘watch’ when this was all happening???

    Remember who it was? Yes, that’s it…. the Champagne socialists who screwed this countries economy.

    Will Bliar & McDoom be answering any time soon?

    ’nuff said

  198. 198
    dr. sipp says:

    is CAM going to meet any ZULU ancestors?

  199. 199
    Andy Gray says:

    All of those sticking the boot in on Cameron now (Boris, Daily Telegraph, etc) should be careful what they wish for. Weakening the Conservative Party at this moment in time (whatever its myriad imperfections) risks letting that rabble of Labour c&nts back in. The British people really are that stupid/addicted to free money.

  200. 200
    Dickhead Dave in Carry On up the Nile says:

    I will be apologising my way around Africa, and giving out lots and lots of free money (courtesy of the British taxpayers).

  201. 201
    will says:

    meanwhile the woman who authorised the shooting of a unarmed brazilian gets yates job, so the left have scored an own goal.

    Yates knows were all the bodies are buried being the man which undertood the cash for questions scandel and phone hacking so he is now free to speak his mind. I hope he reveals that he was told to find a few scapegoats for the cash for questions but leave certain others alone (ie jackie smith), also phone hacking that he was told to quickly arrange a few suspects to be arrested the the polticians connection with the met to be downplayed.

    I can hear the newspapers contacting him today for his story. The daily mail is my best bet, shrike now while the iron is hot the you caould embarress quite a lots of the politicians.

  202. 202
    Anonymous says:

    Who screwed the economy? Ermm…with a bit of help from lots of rich canutes in the City.

    And remind me: who promised to keep to Labour’s spending plans? Was it Gideon, perchance? Jesus, the fucking history rewriting that the Right gets up to really makes me vomit.

  203. 203
    Moussa Koussa says:

    errrrrrr WHAT HAS HE DONE….Jesus are you thick.

    HE has been in receipt of hacked info to further his political career..Info is power, and he had cockson getting the leaked, hacked, dodgy data for him, at his request.

  204. 204
    Cynical Old Man says:

    It was the (Labour appointed) DPP who scuppered the Cash For Questions investigation. Yates said when he heard the DPP’s decison not to charge anyone that there was enough evidence to take to court. Don’t blame Yates for that balls-up. Blame Labour placemen in the criminal justice system.

  205. 205
    The Sheikh Of Arabeeee says:


    And Lard Prescott and The Maximum Imbecile still claim that they warned CMD off, saying Coulson was a wrong ‘un. Now- who gets the most blowback from that? CMD for not asking a few more awkward questions, or the Liebore lot, because thsi surely begs the question- “Coulson was cleared and subsequently hired by the Tories yet you persist in saying you knew something was nevertheless amiss. You were still in power at the time so why the fuck didn’t you do something about it?”

    How CMD and co are losing this PR battle, when The Maximimum Imbecile has been demonstrably lieing his fucking Jock arse off, I don’t know. Unless it’s because they are fucking useless, like I’ve said all along.

  206. 206
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Is red head Rebeccah the new Christine Keeler?

    Profumo lied to the House about his relations with Miss Keeler who was also shagging the Soviet military attache.

  207. 207
    Useless Tories says:

    Boris Heseltine watches and waits …

  208. 208
    Anonymous says:

    If I recall the worst banking offenders were RBS, Northern Rock & HBOS all based in Labour’s heartland. Gordon Brown was the one who knighted Fred Goodwin for services to banking. The Tories spent years saying Labour were overspending and they were being destroyed by the BBC etc for being heartless thus they came up with the wheeze of sticking to Labour’s spending plans which everyone new was only going to be for the short term.

  209. 209
    Cynical Old Man says:

    Cressida Dick is a graduate of Common Purpose. Fact!

  210. 210
    What`s Happened To Our Country says:

    The grubby mess we have now is all down to the Labour Government politicising the police & making Met into the law enforcement arm of the Left.
    The result?
    (very) Senior Police Officers ensured that any dodgy\unlawful actions linked to their political masters would never have indepth investigations, hence the example where the hacking investigation being given to the those already busy dealing with terror threats. Those officers knew without being told what was expected of them.
    Getting into bed with NI then prevented any Media led investigations.
    “Call me” Dave doesn`t have to go anywhere in Africa to be in a Banana Republic!!!!

  211. 211
    Uncle Arthur says:


  212. 212
    The Sheikh Of Arabeeee says:

    Because they knew that with News International and the Beeb toeing the Fabianist line, the only way to get elected was to “decontaminate the brand” such was the innate media bias against anything even vaguely Right wing.

    Jesus, the fucking stupidity of rancid pieces of Lefty dickcheese like yoy makes me want to vomit.

  213. 213
    Tom baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    moussa…what a dumb BBC cu NT you are!

    Now pay up Baldwins coke bill or lm going to charge you wih WPC Yvonne Fletchers murder you Liebour loving Libyan gun running muppet!

  214. 214
    Anonymous says:

    I think you’re confusing Cameron with Campbell/Blair/McBride/Brown.

  215. 215
    Moussa Koussa says:

    No Engineer…..But he was USING the data to get him into No !0.

  216. 216
    statechaos says:

    I’m ashamed to say I once read a copy of the NOTW. Shall I offer my resignation immediately?

  217. 217
    pastimes says:

    The BBC website have a helpful listing, sorted by category, of those allegedly involved. “Victims – Celebrities” or anywhere else fails to mention Moseley for some reason. At the same time, the Wall St Journal have a lengthy article about how he’s funding Grant et al.


  218. 218
    Anonymous says:

    And just to be squeaky clean Sky News are falling into line with the BBC/Guardian as well.

  219. 219
    pissed off voter says:

    shoukd have been done for his expense fiddling

  220. 220
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Dennis Skinner refers to “dodgy Dave”………..Spot on Den

  221. 221
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    So you are now accusing Coulson of so called hacking of mobile phone voice mals while working for Cameron as Leader of the Opposition and PM!

    I hope you have some proof for this.

    But then I forgot you lefties don’t need proof. You use the extrapolation method. Coulson was editor of NotS while mobile phone voice mail hacking took place so Coulson will continue to do this for the rest of his life! Joe Stalin and Goebbles would be proud.

  222. 222
    Nemo says:

    I think that we are going to find out what Cameron means by the expression “We’re are in it together” . They certainly seem to be both Liebore and the Cons, whatch out for the mass rush for the communal toilets .

  223. 223
    Nemo says:

    Should be out there selling the pop corn

  224. 224
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Come on Blue Noses….. Don’t forget to keep to your Dave’s ( News Corp ) strategy… A Mixture of Apologism and Schadenfreude.

    It isn’t going to work, over 3000 victims yet to be informed….None of which will be prominent Tories.

  225. 225
    michael.mick.collins says:

    Just asked of Teresa May in Parliament. Can Sir Paul Stephenson get a job with ACPO. No must be a serving officer not retired. But the top Cop looking after our Nuclear Power stations is a retired police officer (Sir Chris Fox) and of the same inept mould of Stephenson. Obviously more important that we don’t upset top coppers getting soft highly paid jobs for doing bugger all at the ACPO, better that we all get blown to shit by Iranians who get to the power stations because of the poor management of nuclear security!

    May be time to go back to the emerald Isle

  226. 226
    Nemo says:

    If she was willing go down that track ok but what will the children say, if against her will sounds like RAPE

  227. 227
    Anonymous says:

    What information was he using to win power?? Sienna Miller’s make-up appointments? Hugh Grant’s dinner dates?

  228. 228
    Nemo says:

    Just look at the USA, say no more

  229. 229
    Tom baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    Cun T Features Libyan killer…were you one of the ones Red Ed paid to come and talk at the LSE along with your former boss and his son to pick up his liebour sponsored degree!

    I take Boris and Osbourne dont count in the phone hacking……! or is it the Brown principle of one Rule for Liebour, one for everyone else!

    have you too been snorting Baldwins coke…..l have more if you and Red Ed need some after the Murdoch kicking your going to get!

    Just dont tell the US DEA….they have enough heat on me as it is….l shall plead that l was busy hacking Gormless Gordon McBust and Dr Kelly at the time with Tom!

  230. 230
    john in cheshire says:

    What are the chances that (sir) Ian Blair will finally get his comeuppance?

  231. 231
    Nemo says:

    No, he is probably sorry that he did not bother to look much deeper into the mire, might even have seen a glimpse of the clagg swirling around, but regrets that the politicos could not sort it out themselves now that the broon stuff has hit the wind- tunnel fan.

  232. 232
    john in cheshire says:

    She’s got her Common Purpose qualification, which probably trumps all others.

  233. 233
    Nemo says:

    With all that heat should keep your chips warmer for longer

  234. 234
    Nemo says:

    Bliar is now an Irish citizen and we know that they do not return people for political crimes

  235. 235
    Nemo says:

    Not Little Willie, he cannot even speak with a Yorkshire accent, don’t know where that comes from

  236. 236
    Nemo says:

    Guido please train your auto pilot or junior assistant on modding

  237. 237
    Nemo says:

    Good bye

  238. 238
    The Dirty Rat says:

    Perhaps Lardarse Prescott’s pie order?

    Time to re-open the Cash for Honours inquiry. If the allegation/implication is that Yates ‘Fixed’ the hacking inquiry then call in an outside force to review the evidence.

  239. 239
    Ex Yard 'tec says:

    John Yates and Neil Wallis are linked via the latters daughter . . .

  240. 240
    Harriet Hardon says:

    It was like a wardrobe falling on me with no key in the lock.

  241. 241
    Seymour says:

    How much is his pension?

    Few million in the bent coppers publicly funded pension pot I bet.

    In a couple of months he’ll get a few nice sinecures to keep him in mischief

  242. 242
    Lenny Bennett says:

    Hahahahhaah, nothing to see here, move along.

    Cam PM by Friday?

  243. 243
    Lenny Bennett says:

    Money money money, it is the most important thing in the world, money money money, oohhhhhhhhh money.

    Nice worries to have there fella.

  244. 244
    Handycock says:

    Boaz Yatesey. My boys in Portsmouth are always looking for ex coppers to emlpoy in their many enterprises, how about it? See you down the Lodge.

  245. 245
    Lenny Bennett says:

    Based in Labour’s heartland? What year is this? How in this day is the geographical location of a head office have any bearing whatsoever on its political leanings?

    Do you watch a lot of local news? For local people.

  246. 246
    Lenny Bennett says:

    Hold on a minute, there was no racist undertones in your rant. You are not a Tory at all, eh?

  247. 247
    Yates ex of the Yard says:

    Boaz Handy. Sounds good to me I will be in touch as soon as the cover up is over. Jahbulon.

  248. 248
    g1lgam3sh says:

    Are you still a virgin Jonty?

  249. 249
    True Tory says:

    The Sainted Margaret made a pact with the Devil when she did the deal with Keith (Rupert) Murdoch. It’s unfortunate that Cameron will pay the price, but pay it it he will…

  250. 250
    Anonymous says:

    Where does this leave Cash for Honours invstigation? Will it be re-opened? If this was a fictional US TV crime procdeural, all of the YATES investigations would be discredited and all his top cases re-opened. Because having been possibly intimdated by authority he started to trust them!

  251. 251
    Yus, M'lud says:

    …and ask questions about the integrity and political le anings that Starmer fellow who runs the CPS.

  252. 252
    Judge Judy & Executioner says:

    The best reason to retain the monarchy can be summed up in two words – President Broon.

  253. 253
    Mark Wouters says:

    Murdoch and co ,the sun newspaper is in on the scam,and Daily Express ect cetc etc Freemasons are there as well Prince Phillip etc.
    News international assetts should be frozen ,and given to the worlds poor.
    Murdoch and co should be jailed for life and all newspapers closed down for ever!
    Let George Galloway and Ken Livingston deal with them!!!!!!??????

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