July 21st, 2011

Mirror Group’s Sly Warning Cuts No Ice
Did Sunday Mirror Blag Rio Ferdinand’s Mobile Phone?

Mirror Group CEO Sly Bailey has gone into full Rebekah Brooks mode, issuing threats to the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee, telling them to stop questioning her papers and their tactics. Sky’s Mark Kleinman makes the very good point that just like Brooks, Bailey has issued a denial before instigating any investigation. Given her papers beat all of the competition in the number of blagging cases discovered by the Information Commissioner, Guido would recommend she gets onto this forthwith.

If Sly is going to continue to deny Trinity Mirror didn’t illegally hack voicemails and blag phones, perhaps she would like to explain how they got this Pulitzer worthy Sunday Mirror story:*

Football In Crisis: Rio phone sensation: WHY TEXT HIS DOC?
by JAMES SAVILLE Oct 19, 2003

THE mystery over the Rio Ferdinand missed drugs test takes a dramatic new twist today as we reveal that the first contact he made after leaving the ground was a text message to a private doctor. The Man Utd footballer sent the message within minutes of leaving the club’s training ground and just an hour after being ordered to attend the random check. The Sunday Mirror can reveal that the 24-year-old had his mobile phone on at all times – contrary to reports that his phone was still off after finishing training. And although a desperate phone call and a series of text messages had been left on his phone by club doctor Mike Stone, it took Ferdinand nearly half an hour to call back.

How did the Sunday Mirror know about Rio’s text messages? That his phone was switched on at all times? Where he was when he texted? They of course had illegally blagged acess to the mobile phone records including location data. Plenty more where that came from…

* Emphasis added.


  1. 1
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Ooh. I’d quite like to see Sly and Rebekah in a mud-wrestle, dear.


    • 4
      Anonymous says:

      In the shit more.


      • 21
        Anonymous says:



        • 59
          BBC Controller says:

          Nothing to see here

          Move along please…


          • Gordon says:

            No phones were harmed during the making of this programme


          • Anonymous says:

            John Whittingdale, chairman of the Commons select committee, has told my colleague Patrick Wintour that he will be recalling James Murdoch to explain the statement issued tonight by Colin Myler and Tom Crone.

            Whittingdale said:

            We as a committee regarded the For Neville email as one of the most critical pieces of evidence in the whole inquiry. We will be asking James Murdoch to respond and ask him to clarify.



          • Louise Mental MP says:

            Poor Dear. Looks like I’ll need some more irrelevant questions to help run down the clock. Shall I do Piers again or have got another one for me?


          • Betty Swollocks says:

            This deserves wider circulation:

            The Newspaper that Said “No” to Murdoch



          • Death before dishonour says:

            Just read the comments posted below the linked article.

            I’ll save you a bit of time.

            “Okay, so this one time a liberal was dangling precariously on the side of a cliff, clinging desperately to life, when a conservative happened along and graciously offered his hand to lift the liberal back to solid ground. Out of spite, and a determination not to sully his hand, the liberal spurned the offered hand, then subsequently lost his grip and fell to his death thousands of feet below. The conservative, meanwhile, shrugged his shoulders and muttered “Hm, that was weird”, then continued along the trail, whistling his happy tune.

            True story, bro.”


          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            ded tree pres is donne fore


    • 12
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      Wendi would dispatch both of them in short order.


      • 56
        I'm not a sexist but says:

        Its probably a coincidence they are both women


      • 100
        Anonymous says:

        After entering the United States, Deng lived with the Cherry family for a while when attending university. Mrs. Cherry suspected her husband was having an affair with Deng (30 years his junior) and demanded she leave the house. Mr. Cherry soon followed and moved in with her.[6] The two married in 1990.[5] Deng and Cherry’s marriage lasted 2 years and 7 months before they were legally divorced,[6] but he would later explain they only stayed together for 4 or 5 months,[5] after which he learned of the extramarital relationship Deng had with a David Wolf, a man closer to her age.[5] Nonetheless, she had been able to secure a green card through being legally married to Cherry.[5][6]
        In 1997, Deng met Rupert Murdoch at a company party in Hong Kong.[7] Deng and Murdoch married in 1999,[15] less than three weeks after his divorce from ex-wife Anna Maria Torv Murdoch Mann was finalized.[15] They live in Manhattan with their two daughters: Grace Helen Murdoch (born 2001) and Chloe Murdoch (born 2003). Deng is a vegan.[16]



    • 98
      Lord Lucan says:

      Piers and this B&tch are going to Jail if there is any justice. Reckon she’ll need to learn how to munch carpet and he’ll learn to toss salad real quick…


      • 120
        Iloathlefties says:

        Meanwhile in the real world there is a financial crisis of epic proportions in Europe that could impact all of us in the UK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


        • 123
          Blinky Balls says:

          So What?


        • 158
          Mrs Merkal and other EUSSR o philes says:

          Zo pay up little inglanders!


        • 190
          Anonymous says:

          I don’t understand what all the fuss is with this finacial crisis. So the the self identified brains of Europe can’t work out how to keep Greece afloat. Last time I checked Greece floats on water!


        • 249
          Fruitbat says:

          Aaaaah, yet another bailout for Greece to keep their heads above water for another month or two….

          Reminds me of the old saying from the WWI trenches, ‘they came on in the same old way and we stopped them in the same old way’. I love the true genius of their thinking in the EU… ‘oh sh*t, that huge bailout did not work…. I know, how about another bailout!’

          Makes you want to weep.


      • 125
        slug balancer says:

        I wonder if the truth-seeking Guardian hacks will be devoting as much time, energy and dogged tenacity into investigating phone hacking at the Mirror Group and the Daily Mail next? Of course not.

        They’re only interested in the wrong-doing of NEWS INTERNATIONAL.

        Their noble quest for the ‘truth’ is, of course, nothing but a narrow cynical left-wing witch hunt.


    • 146
      Mike Litorus says:

      Can we make it an acid bath instead?

      I’m sure we could find space for Toilets, Brownstain, B£iar, Millimong, Bollox, Hatesmen,…

      Fuck me that’s going to be one fucking massive bath. Prescotts should be big enough.


    • 180
      Gordon's assassins says:

      Why is Piers Morgan and CNN trying to destroy Louise Mensch?

      PS Alan Sugar is too.


      • 185
        Not difficult to answer says:

        Because she is a rather naive woman who has made a very serious accusation before having secured the evidence to back it up.


    • 189
      Capt. Shadow (Retd.) - Former MI5 Wet Ops. Team says:

      Sly? – what a very apt name…


  2. 2
    Gordon Brown says:

    Ordinary people really get on my tits.


  3. 3
    BBC News says:

    Good heavens – is that a penguin over there?


    • 29
      Emperor Penguin says:

      Don’t bring me into this!


    • 60
      misterned says:

      The BBC have much more important things to report on like “Russia accepts beer is alcohol, not food” on their front page. Hacking and blagging illegality is a complete non-story UNLESS there is a link to Cameron. Doesn’t matter if it is tenuous, or weak or even false. Just so long as they can throw shit at Cameron.

      So this is not newsworthy.


    • 108
      Ivan Lewis says:

      look at me
      look at me
      look at me


    • 112
      P. Doff says:

      That just about takes the biscuit!


    • 205
      hacker of the yard says:

      surely Andy Coulson knew somebody at the Mirror?


  4. 5
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The noose is getting tighter.

    Will the people be free?


  5. 6
    Backwoodsman says:

    What does ‘Toilets’ have to say about it ?


  6. 7
    Jimmy says:

    Yes but how does this help Dave?

    Focus people, focus.


    • 11

      This is about Guido having fun making mischief.


      • 15
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        Good holiday?


        • 31
          Louise Mental says:

          Got any more scoops for me to use?


          • Not unless you listen closely to the detail this time.


          • Lord North Street Casuals says:

            Guido you are barking up the wrong tree I’m afraid. Have you seen who is sitting on this enquiry panel? It’s like a Guardian readers retreat. I would suspect the only people who will receive criticism when the enquiry is complete will be News International and David Cameron. Has Dave never heard of rigging panels? He should have spoken to Tony.


          • Anonymous says:

            Is that the same Guardian which accused Lord Salisbury of advocating State Socialism?


          • stun says:

            This, from the previous thread, looks a mischevous line to follow up Guido:

            A Blagger says:
            July 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm

            Have a read of the Guardian article “Journalists caught on tape in police bugging” dating back to 21 Saptember 2002.

            Extract follows

            Doug Kempster of the Sunday Mirror also obtained stories from the agency. In one conversation caught on tape, Rees and Kingston claim the reporter had been frantically trying to find a confidential internal police report, obtained by Kingston, which had got lost. “Get me that one back,” Kingston told Rees. “Get him to do what he’s got to do. Otherwise we ain’t getting no more.” Rees replied: “We only do it for newspapers really.” Mr Kempster, now a government press officer, was asked what information the Sunday Mirror had purchased from Rees. He said: “It’s something we just don’t comment on.

            “Rees was a man who put up stories. Where he got them from was up to him. If anyone rings up and gives you info, there’s no way of knowing where it comes from

            ….And Mr Kempster ended up a government press officer !!!!!!!!!!!!


        • 166
          Fish says:

          Bet Mrs Fawkes and the little Fawkes are pissed off.


      • 25
        Jimmy says:

        Fair enough. You should try misquoting something and then hoping one of the dimmer lobby fodder repeats it.


      • 200
        Peter Mandleson says:

        “Now you know thats my job, Young Fawkes”!!!! “You stick to your thing and don,t go interfering in things you don.t understand, theres a good chap”! “Now im very busy at the moment….”


    • 32
      Anonymous says:

      How does this help the next Labour leader, the other Ed with Balls on?


  7. 8
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    What are the odds on them booking a hearing at the same time as the tory party conference?


  8. 9
    g brown says:



  9. 10
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Sly and the Mirror Group family stoned?


  10. 13
    The Stilton Eater says:

    Sly by name, sly by nature?


  11. 14
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


    This may have a impact on Labour and the Mirror.

    Sir alex Ferguson is a labour supporter (Has meet Ed) and he hates any critcal media.

    Labour supporting paper attacking one of his players?

    Manger =Labour member and scottish…..


  12. 15
    Class Warrior says:

    Quote of the day

    “Stop The Cuts Reverse Them

    Scrap Parliament

    Withdraw All Troops
    from Afghanistan Immediately

    Action Not Static Standstill”

    Guido Fawkes


    • 226
      Why the left are stupid says:

      Government spending is up £2.6 billion on this time last year you twerp. There have been NO cuts.


  13. 17
    Jimmy, anonymous, Guardian & BBC says:

    Nothing to see please move on.


    • 26
      Loyal Guidophile. says:

      I’m tired of this Westminster tittle tattle. I come here to debate serious global political issues and this is a distraction.


  14. 19
    what a plonker says:

    The Mirror group has far more to answer than the News of the World ever had .
    This is going to be a very interesting few months once the enquiry gets under way .


    • 51
      Anonymous says:

      Labour bet the farm on public outrage at Milly Dowler, News International and the Coulsen link to No 10 bringing down the Government. Gordon Brown, as usual, fucked things up completely with his rant in the HoC, and now the wide ranging fallout of what this inquiry is going to uncover is going to create a shit-storm of stupendous proportions for Labour.

      And, hopefully, justice finally for Madeleine McCann.


      • 110
        Trimbush says:

        create a shit-storm of stupendous proportions for Labour

        love it ! just love it !


      • 117
        Anonymous says:

        Justice for Maddy? Arrest her parents for manslaughter!


        • 126
          East India Company wallah says:

          Anonymous,surely you are joking about madeline mc cann

          if so,thats sick

          if not,you are sick

          But I would be willing to listen to your argument as to their guilt just to demolish it comprehensively,I do not know the mc canns but I do know Guarda national in Portugal,totally useless with a fetish for speed cameras operated in tourist hot-spots

          But you are a dick!


          • £10 an hour for a babysitter says:

            Abandoning your kids in a foreign country so you could get pissed in the pub is about as sick as it gets.


    • 246
      Reds Under the Bed says:

      It’s now beyond obvious that the loathsome Piers Morgan has some very serious questions to answer. If he was so outraged by Louise Mensch using Parliamentary privilege to place on the record allegations against Morgan, then why didn’t he sue Private Eye years ago?

      Let’s hope Louise gets Morgan hauled before the committee so we can have round two of the CNN clash between them. I think we can all agree that she was the best performer against the Murdochs.

      Let’s also hope that Louise gets a briefing from Private Eye in advance – their file on Morgan probably has a whole room to itself.


  15. 20
    Movie star calls on Cameron to go says:


  16. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, yes but I wish it was the f****** Guardian. They must be dirty too.


    • 78
      f*** the Autotrader says:

      The Guardian: Gramscian Long Marcher’s Central, home of millionaire commies, ecofascists, censors, jihaddy-lovers, jooo-haters, effete faux-liberal cowards, boxtickers, ‘fairness’ nepotism beneficiaries, and plain old totalitarians.


    • 137
      A Guardian Reader says:

      I read it at the top of my ivory tower in Hampstead, with my head buried in the sand whilst wearing my rose-tinted specs. The milkman tells me that lots of his friends are not entirely thrilled by our vibrant multicultural society. Ungrateful beasts.


    • 224
      tom watson says:

      extremely interesting but has mr coulson ever worked for the guardian


  17. 23
    TGF UKIP says:

    But Guido, what’s happened to Huhne – surely the bastard isn’t going to get off, is he?


    • 152
      Chris Huhne says:

      I’m driving my car. Don’t tell the police I was driving while I wrote this or… how fast I was going.


  18. 24
    Steve Miliband says:

    Surely Mr Ferdinand must have realised they had accessed his records to get this story? Or did he think that two Doctors were interviewed by Mirror journalists and they told them ‘ he sent me a text straight away’…’I left him countless messages and texts…. No it seemed to have been on all the time’


  19. 26
    Down with Brown! says:

    Farewell to Laura K. The best thing about BBC News in recent years:


    • 76
      I don't need no doctor says:

      Maybe she will be freed from the BBC labour bias, do tell dear. Ah but there may be a confidentiality clause.


    • 96
      Anonymous says:

      but don’t worry, the lefty arse-licking will carry on as usual


    • 248
      Reds Under the Bed says:

      Laura K was the ONLY decent thing about BBC news.

      What a pity, I don’t get ITV on my telly, so will never have the pleasure of listening to her dulcet tones again.


      • 256
        Knives, Lists, & Leather Coats: The Deutsche Democratische Britische Broadcasting Corp says:

        Why? Can’t see the attraction – she had a commie conspirator’s mooth just made muttering insurrection out the corner of, and was as guilty of bias as the rest of that luvvie-labour Corp who jolly at our expense.

        If you went into a dimly-lit bar and saw her and, say, James Naughtie leaning in over a table, you’d be inclined to doubt they were discussing opera or HRH Kate’s fashion taste.


  20. 34
    Movie star calls on Cameron to go says:


  21. 35
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    “excellent followers” indeed!

    Is she going off to be a demented dominatrix of some sort?


  22. 36
    FTSE - watcher says:

    Anticipate huge drop in airmiles shares as ‘Andy’, their best customer announces he is to step down from export job.


    • 168
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      Oh yes Air Miles Andy. The ‘Roving’ Business Ambassador.

      He’s a compete arrogant knob and a porker.


  23. 38

    Another brilliant scoop for Guido, he should be careful particularly in France as the Mirror Group could be planning to hire ” Son of the Jackel ” to eliminate this pestilence from affecting their wellbeing. Guido should don a bullet proof vest. Could Mrs Guidos recent car incident be coupled with vehicle sabotage.


    • 44
      Tapestry says:

      MI5 has connections into French Security Service, as a certain Royal found out to her cost. Head for Spain immediately. Take SIM card out of phone and switch off. If it’s airport mode only, flush it down the toilet before they ping you. Park the car and hire a taxi home at 3 am from a small provincial town.


      • 58
        smoggie says:

        No, you have to chew the sim card 39 times then swallow it.

        Small point, why switch off a phone which has no sim card in it? Are you being environmentally conscious?


        • 80
          A Spy in Provence says:

          Wear stipey T shirts to blend in. Receive messages by carrier pigeon. Eat the evidence.


          • The Mechanical Turk says:

            Above all, don’t publish a blog stuffed to the rafters with paranoid rantings. Especially on the Blogger platform. Google is run by the Lizards.

            Too late! Look behind you! It’s Mossad!


          • 20.45 BREAKING says:

            Don’t tell me the fucking big-noses are reading this. Fucking big-nosed, bare-helmeted, away-with-the-fairies, couldn’t-park-a-car-anywhere-near-the-fucking-kerb-if-it-had-100 quid free money for any big-nose that can actually obey The Highway Code written on it, oh we were so oppressed and now it’s our turn, fucking hypocritical DEWISH ©UNTS.
            Do they read this shite, then?
            Hiya, Mossad.


          • Tapestry says:

            Yes the google blogger platform does have strange habits. yet it brings in a lot of traffic. there’s nothing paranoid about it. which part qualifies for that description? I’d be interested. If it’s that bad, why read it?


          • Knives, Lists, & Leather Coats: The Deutsche Democratische Britische Broadcasting Corp says:

            Ah, the sagacious world-view of a Grauniad reader. We need balance in the ME, so…Iran must have nukes! Cuhnt!


        • 142
          Tapestry says:

          They can track without SIM using Phone ID


    • 244
      Watcher in the shadows says:

      Bullet-proof vest won’t stop an head shot.


  24. 40
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Also hasnt Sir Alex boycotted the BBC for a while?


    • 62
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      Yup, got pissed off with constant questions about his son’s Alleged dodgy dealings involving alleged bungs in the alleged transfer alleged market.


    • 88
      smoggie says:

      He won’t give post match interviews in accordance with Sky’s agreement with the Premier League so he always send his deputy.


    • 225
      gordon brown says:

      please tell this house when mr coulson played for manchester united and does he have any spare tickets


  25. 42
    Tapestry says:

    I don’t know why all these nutters bother with their vehement denials.

    A. No one believes them
    B. They’d do better to admit that that’s how the industry works and has done a very long time. They’d do well to open up and tell people about bribes paid to break the law by Police etc., blagging, hacking, honey traps…..and then
    C Go home and top themselves before they are rubbed out like Hoare.


  26. 42
    You only need two brain cells to read the Mirror says:

    Slie is pathetic, she should have been given the boot when she allowed Moron to take the p i s s out of our troops.


  27. 53
    A.Wellwisher says:

    Guido could I suggest that in the “Comment of the day” section of your blog that you specify which particular day you are referring to. For example the current comment on display was posted two weeks last Wednesday if memory serves. Kind regards A. Wellwisher


  28. 55
    Alec Baldwin calls for the Independence of little England says:

    Baldwin is thick. Cameron is Prime Minister for the whole of the UK!


  29. 64
    Robert Peston BBC says:

    NO NO NO! this scandal is supposed to be all about the evil super villain Murdoch and his evil company and hos evil pawn Cameron. The left is pure and innocent, the left wing press are above such things. Anyway lets get back to the real issues, Cameron/Murdoch and the destruction of the non left wing press.


  30. 65
    Redpoll says:

    Put them all in orange overalls behind razor wire with no telly, no mobiles, give ‘em all pea soup and mash potato only with lashings of tea without sugar…can I cattle prod them when they fail to answer truthfully? Better still get Dave to do it…he’s a very moral person just like Tone (the one who thought he was JC)…THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME…go and read Animal Farm.


  31. 66
    Liblabconaphobe says:

    It seems for some reason Guido has used a stock picture of the face of a blow up doll in replacement of a picture of the Mirror manager?????


  32. 68
    Ferdinand, you smack-head says:

    Drug-cheating Man U scum.


  33. 69
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Mirror, mirror on the wall who the biggest liar of all.


  34. 72
    BillyBob.... says:

    WTF… a Labour supporting rag has been up to no good??? Well bugger me rigid, who would have thought it possible????


  35. 87
    nell says:

    I wonder where this is all going to end?

    I’d been wondering why maguire of the mirror was being so quiet through all of his pal, militwit’s hysteria.

    Of course if hacking and blagging was endemic in the mirror group as well he would likely have known about it.

    maguire of course was closely associated with gordon and especially mcbride who was planning on launching that salacious website for his master in order to smear the tories.

    I wonder whether there were any ‘hypothetical’ conversations between maguire, mcbride, bullyballs et al had over what could be achieved ‘journalistically’ through blagging, hacking etc and how one might go about that.


  36. 91
    Johann Hari says:

    I’ve been granted a world exclusive interview with Rupert Murdoch.


  37. 99
    Dynorod says:

    She is a blonde for fuck’s sake! Good only for scrubbing the floors, washing the dishes and as a receptacle for a man’s dick – but not mine.


  38. 101
    Princess Polytwaddle, po-faced pontificating prude, talking down at people from her Ivory Tower says:

    I am always right.

    I am never wrong.

    And, so it’s clear, – I’m rich enough to be a socialist.

    And, while it’s right and good to keep up pressure on the wicked Tories and NI, please don’t forget the EUSSR money probs – especially the I-tyes.

    Do make sure that Bellyscone is bailed out, – I live here in my castle.

    Now I must write something for my adoring Grouniad readers – they expect it – even in these difficult times.


  39. 103
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Funny how the death of Sean Hoare has been swept under the carpet. A statement of “no third party involved” and “unexplained but not suspicious” and the press cease to cover it. Absolutely stinks. Another mysterious death that’s been quickly and quietly consigned to history.


    • 151
      Piss stained y-fronts says:

      Yeah, I mean, drug abusers NEVER die under normal circumstances, do they?


      • 165
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        Well, no they don’t. Death by overuse of alcohol and recreational substances is not a normal death, even by today’s standards.


      • 191
        Rip van Wrinkle says:

        You know he was a drug abuser? The ‘papers’ and the ‘telly’ also told me he drank too much. Did he? Really? Do you believe everything you’re told by the media?


        • 261
          Ivor Tapeworm says:

          In fact they are so sure, the Beeb was announcing it was not suspicious even before there could have been a post-mortem.

          That’s investigative journalism for you.

          Move along. Nothing to see here.


    • 179
      Lord North Street Casuals says:

      I’m not sure who you are hinting knocked him off, but to shut this story down they’d have enough bodies to fill Arlington National Cemetery.


  40. 105
    Byebye.com says:

    Who gives a fuck? Sarkozy on the other hand just described the Greek crisis as an ‘Opportunity’ I’m off to planet Zog. Maybe see you later in the real world?


  41. 106
    Bogeyman says:

    Interesting goings-on at the Daily Wail. Under every hacking story, reader comments are thick with anti-Cameron ranting. Any post showing even modest support for Dave glistens with red arrows.

    Has middle England really turned against him or has Guardianista effluent seeped its way into the Mail website to create an illusion of anti-Tory sentiment?


    • 109
      nell says:

      I suspect the effluent is coming from people like twatson,maguire,mcbride and other unsavoury leftwingers.


      • 204
        pundit says:

        They have read more daily mail articles than most could in at least three lifetimes. They are obsessed with the mail like they are with murdoch. Of course it’s them.


    • 150
      English Viking says:

      I would describe myself as a natural Conservative, and I hate the so-called Tories and Dave the liar.

      I hope he’s finished. And goes to jail.


      • 167
        Domestos says:

        Cameron suggested I may be a “swivel-eyed loonie” for not fully embracing his duplicitous sell-out of this country into the european project. So in terms of my support the Cameroid can Foxtrot Oscar.


    • 194
      Tapestry says:

      he’s popular with women of a certain age…


    • 219
      Lurker says:

      More like the Mail think Dave’s just to the left of Lenin.
      They want Lady T back as leader


      • 220
        Lurker says:

        Actually thinking about it, at least the Mail are being consistent.
        They have never taken to Dave and “caring Conservatism”
        Telegraph is the same.
        Makes Dave’s record swing of votes at the last election all the more impressive if you consider that the main Conservative supporting papers weren’t all that supportive of him.


        • 231
          Eamonn U Ensis says:

          “Dave” has NEVER connected with large swathes of the Tory Party….they put with him only because they thought he was the best chance they had to return to government…..


  42. 107
    A D Wintle says:

    Well done, Guido. Carry on


  43. 119
    Bollocks Broadcasting Corporation says:

    In our opinion the great Brish public has had enough of the hacking scandal. We shall therefore not be covering this story.


    • 135
      annette curton says:

      Just burnt another £3 million quid pushing a story that 90% of population couldn’t give a sod about, but hey ho plenty more where that came from, time for another remake of Pride and Prejudice perhaps.


    • 154
      Robert Peston BBC says:

      After first smearing the Tory party/Cameron/any political enemy of the BBC/Count Von Murdoch and his evil conglomerate. The thicko proles only remember the original smears.


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  45. 132
    MB. says:

    The BBC is saying that the features editor of The Sun has been sacked over hacking.


    • 147
      nell says:

      Another one bites the dust.

      I wonder how long it’s going to be before some mirror people are being sacked for the same offense?

      I wonder how long it’s going to be before some beeb people are being sacked for the same offense?


  46. 136
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Look Guido, the BBC don’t care about this story, it doesn’t involve the hacking of Lord Prescott, some skidmaked knickers wearing homosexual, a fat four eyed jock git or Alistair “did I really get half a million people killed in Iraq” Campbell the BBC are not interested.

    Unless you can find a link to David Cameron the BBC have now killed the hacking story, now they want us to believe that Ed Testicles should be running the economy.


  47. 138
  48. 153
    That's News says:

    With details of text messages it is probable they employed someone with some pretty sophisticated equipment. A wide band scanning receiver plugged in to a computer capable of decrypting mobile phone systems.

    Does he recall if there was a transit sized van in the area around the training ground?


  49. 155
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Funnily enough Sarah didn’t reply to him.


  50. 157
    Mrs Merkal and other EUSSR o philes says:

    Meine Liebchen,

    Not forget vee are skint vill you?

    Unt your Princess Polytwaddle may zoon need zer state aid fur ze castle she hav.

    Zo, pay up little inglanders!


  51. 159
    I don't understand says:

    ‘er can someone tell me the meaningful difference between gaining information by way of phone hacking, tapping a phone, bugging a room/car, paying someone to betray a trust, going through some ones rubbish bin/waste paper basket, setting up a sting operation, secret camera…..?


    • 239
      Bystander says:

      Depends which side of the law you’re on. Try your local council for a glimpse of what powers they have – and that’s just the rubbish and traffic cops. Also the BBC licence boyos.


  52. 160
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    And now Lucian Freud has gone and died.

    What a fucking shity week all round!


  53. 161
    The EUSSR top dogs says:

    don’t forget we need lots more money from Johnny englander


  54. 163
    dr whats on & uncle alf says:

    Mr Murd*ch need not fear those dastardly pinko-liberals as long you British Tea Party keyboard warriors are out there in cyberspace protecting his every mistake.


  55. 169
    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    ”Bogeyman says:
    July 21, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    Interesting goings-on at the Daily Wail. Under every hacking story, reader comments are thick with anti-Cameron ranting. Any post showing even modest support for Dave glistens with red arrows.”

    Has middle England really turned against him or has Guardianista effluent seeped its way into the Mail website to create an illusion of anti-Tory sentiment?

    ”nell says:
    July 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    I suspect the effluent is coming from people like twatson,maguire,mcbride and other unsavoury leftwingers.”

    Yes keep living in denial in dream-world dears….it’s obvious the truth is too palpable for you to acknowledge, so let’s blame it all on a vast left wing conspiracy when the fact of the matter is the general public has never liked Dave and have only put up with him so far because he is the lesser of two evils. Let’s gloss over the fact if Retarded Sillyband got dumped by Labour tommorow they could walk back into power in the next election.

    Let’s hope this doesn’t happen for your own sake nell as the shock of reality occurring and hitting you like a ton of bricks when you realise this was the truth all along might be too much for you and you may pop your clogs from it which again lets hope doesn’t happen for your own sake.


    • 178
      CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

      Complete Bollocks. The Daily Mail anti-Tory comments and negative ratings ARE down to Liebour trolls and also a lot of American Lefties, The anti Fox News brigade are all over the British MSM since this story broke.


      • 221
        The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

        Did Dave and the Tories win a majority in the election or not.

        Exactly case closed.

        So run along, another deluded Tory living in dreamworld.


      • 229
        american lefty says:

        Wanna reduce taxes? You a racist or something?


  56. 170
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m glad the summer recess has started. I’ve been working so hard as an MP. I turned up to work once in the last seven months. Absolutely gruelling. I deserve a break.


  57. 171
    honesty is not the best policy says:

    go to James forsyth at the spectator….re turning point
    Richard Marriot comment well worth a read and maybe a link to this site.


  58. 173
    Firefox filter says:

    She cannae take much more, cap’n! She’s bu’sting at the seams!


  59. 175

    It’s all Watergate under the bridge as far as I’m concerned.


  60. 177
    Question Time says:

    No BBC Question Time for you baby eaters to moan about tonight, currently we’re all down the local gay bar picking up the youngest and cutest newly shipped in rent boys. Bolivian marching powder all round!


  61. 182
    The Evil is about us. says:

    There are Dark forces at work. Brown, Balls, Kinnock, McBride, Whealan, Sugar, Morgan etc have mounted a full on campaign to discredit Lou1se Mensc H.



    • 186
      Dark Forces says:

      Because what she has to say exposes their complicity?

      I reckon Sugar just got sucked in to support his mates but the rest of them are Bad ones.


    • 187
      Not difficult to answer says:

      Because she has very foolishly presented them with an easy target. She is to clever by half as shown by her accusations for which she has no evidence.


    • 213
      Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax Supplier says:

      Dumb fucking twats……wasnt it Chris Bryant, their own MP who mentioned the mirror in his statement two weeks ago….

      “Speaking in the Commons, Bryant said: “In 2006, the Information Commissioner produced a devastating report, ‘What price privacy now?’, which detailed literally hundreds—in fact, thousands—of dubious or criminal acts by journalists or agents of national newspapers: illegally obtaining driving licence details, illegal criminal records or vehicle registration searches, telephone reverse traces and mobile telephone conversions.

      “He [the Information Commissioner] listed 1,218 instances at the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday alone, 802 at The [Sunday] People and—I say sadly as a Labour Member—681 at the Daily Mirror.”

      Piers cu NTMorgan and the Mirror are, like Liebour, well and truly fucked!


  62. 183
    Hamish says:

    Guido, don’t try double negatives when your brain is addled:
    “continue to deny Trinity Mirror didn’t illegally hack voicemails”.


  63. 184
    nightwatch says:

    Be interesting to hear The Observer’s reasons for 103 ” transactions positively identified ” by the information commissioner as being ” in breach of data protection law ”

    Can’t all be covered by a public interest defence, can they ?


  64. 192
    MacGuffin says:

    Who cares about the Mirror? This is no longer about the hacking, it’s about the coverup. Murdoch fils lying to the Select Committee, Cameron misleading the House about the level of vetting that Coulson underwent.

    Drip drip drip


    • 214
      Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax Supplier says:

      Twat….if your left wing BBC, Guardian Tax evaders, or Piers lying Morgan, your all going down!


      • 252
        MacGuffin says:

        It’s difficult to see how exposing the lies of James Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks and David Cameron will hurt the BBC and the Guardian, but I am sure in your twisted brain it all makes sense.


  65. 193
    Mercian says:

    This is so tedious. Who said what to who and who hacked what when. All newspapers and politicians are corrupt, just some more than others.

    The main risk out of all this is that the newspapers are even further emasculated and we are left dependent on the commie BBC for news.


  66. 196
    Anonymous says:

    The News International whistleblowers are going public asap to protect their own lives.

    Tonights piece about hacking and stalking of lawyers of victims shows what Crime Inc. James & Rupert could be looking at long term bird here.


  67. 212
    John Prescott Lord of all he can eat says:

    Look you lot

    Chris Bryant and me are going to see this thing through cos it’s wrong. I know I punched a lardy bloke and shagged someone in my parliamentary office and Chris has photos on the net in his underpants but we are really cleean guys and we want to get to the bottom of it all


  68. 230
    Gor...... says:

    Dear Diary, who am I?


  69. 232
    Jimmy F says:

    Sly Bailey’s mum may live to regret not calling her daughter Susan.


  70. 233
    peers morgen says:

    Look I am not a lying c-unt at all.


  71. 234

    WHAT! James Murdoch lying ? well i never
    what do you expect when he see’s the prime minister getting away with it ?


  72. 235
    Mick MacManus says:

    If Ed Balls wants a fight all he has to do is phone me. I’ll give him a right wupping!!


  73. 241

    It’s not only Murdoch leaving downing street by the back door
    What about our ten billion secret donation to the IMF that’s to be channeled to the Greek bailout fund?
    Dave lied to us by saying “No more money to Greece then tried to cover up the fact he lied to us all
    time for Dave to fuck off to his European masters !


  74. 247
    Robert Peston BBC says:

    The BBC knows all it needs to know about the hacking scandal thank you very much, the Murdoch evil empire in coalition with Cameron are to blame for everything okaay? If it doesnt implicate the Tory party or Cameron or Murdoch or News Corp then frankly its not news.

    Anyway back to the plot, the plainly guilty Cameron and Murdoch are plainly to blame and are plainly lying about everything. Evidence you say? I read it in the guardian and a labour MP told me, if that isnt enough evidence for a conviction in the court of public opinion I dont know what is Okaay? You love the BBC and we love the BBC and thats all that counts.


  75. 250
    Dynorod says:

    Is there anybody out there?


  76. 254
    Rt Hoon Tom Whatson MP says:

    I want a Sly look at her knockers.


  77. 255
    Anonymous says:

    Betty and Death before dishonour , thanks for the laugh!

    Though I think this comment was my favourite,
    “I believe a commander in Vietnam used the same logic as you, “We had to burn the village in order to save it”. The logic didn’t work out too well for him either.”


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    misternod says:



  79. 118
    nell says:



  80. nell says:

    Well nell at 8.33pm you are an imposter.

    I never shout in caps. Very rude and leftwing!

    It’s like bobcrow shouting obscenities at the waiter in that posh pricey restaurant that he spends much of his time in; or militwit rudely pointing his finger as he screeches his inanities across the despatch box.


  81. annette curton says:

    Like tearing a piece of large garlic Baguette?.


  82. nell says:

    to nell 8.33pm

    Why are you shouting?

    And why are you using my moniker?


  83. nell says:

    And by the by are you talking about twatson ? and what story has he stolen?

    Is it the one about the ‘hypothetical’ discussions between maguire, mcbride, bullyballs………about that redrag website and whether phonehacking/blagging might be of use ?


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