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.

  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?

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    In the shit more.

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

    The noose is getting tighter.

    Will the people be free?

  6. 6
    Backwoodsman says:

    What does ‘Toilets’ have to say about it ?

  7. 7
    Jimmy says:

    Yes but how does this help Dave?

    Focus people, focus.

  8. 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?

  9. 9
    g brown says:


  10. 10
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Sly and the Mirror Group family stoned?

  11. 11

    This is about Guido having fun making mischief.

  12. 12
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Wendi would dispatch both of them in short order.

  13. 13
    The Stilton Eater says:

    Sly by name, sly by nature?

  14. 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…..

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

    Good holiday?

  16. 16
    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

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

    Nothing to see please move on.

  18. 18
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    Be patient.
    He’ll be along in a moment

    He’s just popped to the ladies.

  19. 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 .

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

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:


  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

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

  23. 23
    TGF UKIP says:

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

  24. 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’

  25. 25
    Jimmy says:

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

  26. 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.

  27. 27
    Down with Brown! says:

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

  28. 28
    Jock McTavish says:

    Yer can nae say that.

  29. 29
    Emperor Penguin says:

    Don’t bring me into this!

  30. 30
    BBC says:

    Who knows? Who cares? All we know is that we have no interest in looking into any newspapers which support Labour.

  31. 31
    Louise Mental says:

    Got any more scoops for me to use?

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

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

  33. 33
    Tachybaptus says:

    Any noose is good noose.

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

  35. 35
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    “excellent followers” indeed!

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

  36. 36
    FTSE - watcher says:

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

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  38. 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.

  39. 39

    Not unless you listen closely to the detail this time.

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

    Also hasnt Sir Alex boycotted the BBC for a while?

  41. 41
    Louise Mental says:

    Is he the one who blagged Cashcroft’s bank account? I get them mixed up.

  42. 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.

  43. 43
    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.

  44. 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.

  45. 45
    DT Editor says:

    We support Labour on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

  46. 46
    Bigot says:

    You prefer them up your arse eh?

  47. 47
    Hang 'em High says:


  48. 48
    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.

  49. 49
    I know the names of all famous people but says:

    Alec who?

  50. 50
    Paddy Powder says:

    Even stevens right now

  51. 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.

  52. 52
    Scrotal Contents says:

    Suits me.

  53. 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

  54. 54
    dicks, pussies and arseholes says:

    He’s just like his Team America character.

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

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

  56. 56
    I'm not a sexist but says:

    Its probably a coincidence they are both women

  57. 57
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    One can only hope….

  58. 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?

  59. 59
    BBC Controller says:

    Nothing to see here

    Move along please…

  60. 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.

  61. 61
    Gordon says:

    No phones were harmed during the making of this programme

  62. 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.

  63. 63
    Grumpy Old Man says:


  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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?????

  67. 67
    pundit says:

    Fuck knows. An animal rights activist apparently.

  68. 68
    Ferdinand, you smack-head says:

    Drug-cheating Man U scum.

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

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

  70. 70
    bigoted woman says:

    We know that Gordon, you worthless fucking traitor.

  71. 71
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Let me guess a city fan?

  72. 72
    BillyBob.... says:

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

  73. 73
    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 !!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. 74
    see you says:

    And you are of course entirely original and not a propaganda repeating robot.

  75. 75
    I don't need no doctor says:

    He is a 10th rate actor between engagemnets. Maybe he will be interviewed in depth by Piers Morgan.

  76. 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.

  77. 77
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Alec you already have star tosser status in the uk.

  78. 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.

  79. 79
    Anonymous says:

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

  80. 80
    A Spy in Provence says:

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

  81. 81
    f*** the Autotrader says:

    who is he?

  82. 82
    smoggie says:

    The only thing I can complement the old liberal on, is that he excludes Scartlarnd, At least he knows we’ve been burned by a sweatie or two.

  83. 83
    smoggie says:

    A piss-poor ageing pretty boy actor who has gone to fat and lost his looks, discovering his sensitive leftie side. As usual it involves telling others how to act and spend their money while keeping his own accumulated wealth well and truly under wraps.

    FUCK OFF ADAM!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. 84
    smoggie says:

    And your brother Alec an’ all :)

  85. 85
    smoggie says:

    It’s a fair guess that he actually lives in Manchester.

  86. 86
    smoggie says:

    The thing is, you can’t say “I am”.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 89
    Postal Vote says:

    Hacking on sly …

  90. 90
    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.


  91. 91
    Johann Hari says:

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

  92. 92
    Basil the Great says:

    He did get to fuck Kim Basinger though

  93. 93
    One of Alec Baldwin's many chins says:

  94. 94
    Anonymous says:

    Fuck off Baldwin you fat washed up yank prick

  95. 95
    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?

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

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

  97. 97
    Geordie Girl says:

    This is the charmer who, amongst other things, called his 11 year old daughter a “rude, thoughtless pig” in a ranting voice mail he left on her mobile phone.

  98. 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…

  99. 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.

  100. 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]


  101. 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.

  102. 102
    Ollie Reed says:

    Oi! That was my line!!!

  103. 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.

  104. 104
    Betty Swollocks says:

    This deserves wider circulation:

    The Newspaper that Said “No” to Murdoch


  105. 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?

  106. 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?

  107. 107
    A D Wintle says:

    Well done, Guido. Carry on

  108. 108
    Ivan Lewis says:

    look at me
    look at me
    look at me

  109. 109
    nell says:

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

  110. 110
    Trimbush says:

    create a shit-storm of stupendous proportions for Labour

    love it ! just love it !

  111. 111
    misterned says:

    I masterbate furiously over rupert murd0ch

  112. 112
    P. Doff says:

    That just about takes the biscuit!

  113. 113
    Ireland Balwin says:

    I wuv you daddy.

    Oink oink.

  114. 114
    Ichabod says:

    Whilst on the subject….Laura K. had a nice pert little rear that simply invited fondling..

  115. 115
    misternod says:


  116. 116
    Yank Trapped in California says:

    You left out “sanctimonious” and “hypocrite.”

  117. 117
    Anonymous says:

    Justice for Maddy? Arrest her parents for manslaughter!

  118. 118
    nell says:


  119. 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.

  120. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. 121
    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.”

  122. 122
    Democratic Republic of Congo Baldwin says:

    Daddy, why do you name all your children after shitholes?

  123. 123
    Blinky Balls says:

    So What?

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    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.

  126. 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!

  127. 127
    What's in it for Us says:

    Probably does but it wasn’t Murdoch so Labour/Guardian/BBC weren’t too interested.

  128. 128
    The Mechanical Turk says:

    He was good in Glengarry Glen Ross, I’ll give him that. Not as good as Jack Lemmon, though.

    Pity that David Mamet’s gone round the bend.

  129. 129
    Cutie says:

    She always did seem quite smiley on-camera

  130. 130
    East India Company wallah says:

    Aw bollocks

  131. 131
    slug balancer says:

    As with the Guardian.

  132. 132
    MB. says:

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

  133. 133
    Hari says:

    In an exclusive interview in tomorrow’s Independent, Jesus Christ tells me he firmly believes his HTC Desire HD has been hacked!

  134. 134
    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!

  135. 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.

  136. 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.

  137. 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.

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    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.

  140. 140
    annette curton says:

    Like tearing a piece of large garlic Baguette?.

  141. 141
    nell says:

    to nell 8.33pm

    Why are you shouting?

    And why are you using my moniker?

  142. 142
    Tapestry says:

    They can track without SIM using Phone ID

  143. 143
    The Mechanical Turk says:


    Monkey at the Shafta Awards

    How appropriate that the most glamourous [sic] event in the showbusiness calender [sic] should be sponsored by a phone company. Mohan went on to thank “Vodafone’s lack of security” for the Mirror’s showbusiness exclusives. Whatever does he mean?


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    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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    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.

  147. 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?

  148. 148
    Ferdinand, you smack-head says:


  149. 149
    Piss stained y-fronts says:

    cITEh fans do not live in Manchester, they live in Stockport & Oldham…Just for the record.

  150. 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.

  151. 151
    Piss stained y-fronts says:

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

  152. 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.

  153. 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?

  154. 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.

  155. 155
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Funnily enough Sarah didn’t reply to him.

  156. 156
    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.

  157. 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!

  158. 158
    Mrs Merkal and other EUSSR o philes says:

    Zo pay up little inglanders!

  159. 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…..?

  160. 160
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    And now Lucian Freud has gone and died.

    What a fucking shity week all round!

  161. 161
    The EUSSR top dogs says:

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

  162. 162
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Deadlier than the male springs to mind, as does, “the colonel’s lady and Rosie O’Grady are sisters under the skin”.

  163. 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.

  164. 164
    WVM says:

    You don’t say.

  165. 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.

  166. 166
    Fish says:

    Bet Mrs Fawkes and the little Fawkes are pissed off.

  167. 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.

  168. 168
    Old Tory Bigot says:

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

    He’s a compete arrogant knob and a porker.

  169. 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.

  170. 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.

  171. 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.

  172. 172
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    ded tree pres is donne fore

  173. 173
    Firefox filter says:

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

  174. 174
    Lord North Street Casuals says:

    At the time it was the least of Rio’s worries. He might want to revisit it now though.

  175. 175

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

  176. 176
    Domestos says:

    I assume that is the Weegie dialect. It scans like that impenetrable ornament on the HA Select Committee.

  177. 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!

  178. 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.

  179. 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.

  180. 180
    Gordon's assassins says:

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

    PS Alan Sugar is too.

  181. 181
    Pink says:

    That’s my song. Keep off weirdo.

  182. 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.


  183. 183
    Hamish says:

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

  184. 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 ?

  185. 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.

  186. 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. 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.

  188. 188
    Harry Hewitt says:

    My uncle is certainly a Porker. He has been porking that billionaire bint from Kazakhstan for years.

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

    Sly? – what a very apt name…

  190. 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!

  191. 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?

  192. 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

  193. 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.

  194. 194
    Tapestry says:

    he’s popular with women of a certain age…

  195. 195

    Have a nice time. Don’t hurry back now.

  196. 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.

  197. 197
    Louise Mental MP says:

    Of course I have evidence. I read it on Guido.

  198. 198
    Anonymous says:

    I thought he was the bloke who owned the knicker factory in Coronation Street.

  199. 199
    Salty Dog {The Semen's log, you'll witness my old hand (job)} says:

    Pull her on like an old sea boot!

  200. 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….”

  201. 201
    Peter Mandleson says:

    She,s a plant my dear!!!

  202. 202
    £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.

  203. 203
  204. 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.

  205. 205
    hacker of the yard says:

    surely Andy Coulson knew somebody at the Mirror?

  206. 206
    A says:


  207. 207
    Anonymous says:


  208. 208
    Cream Puff says:

    Not experienced Secretaries / journalists by chance?

  209. 209
    Cream Puff says:

    sorry meant Secretaries stroke journalists!

  210. 210
    Anonymous says:

    united fans live in china and japan and america and london and the home counties

  211. 211
    Toilets says:

    sorry nell, I don’t understand the word ‘hypothetical’

  212. 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

  213. 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!

  214. 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!

  215. 215
    Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax Supplier says:

    dumb fucking retard….stick to Cbeebies!

  216. 216
    Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax Supplier says:

    Another Baldwin who owes me money for drugs!

  217. 217
    yet another pretty ancient normal person says:

    Oh, so you’ve also met this useless overpaid prick then. Couldn’t agree more with you.

  218. 218
    smoggie says:

    Do you work for The Mirror?

  219. 219
    Lurker says:

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

  220. 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.

  221. 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.

  222. 222
    chris bryant says:

    the whole house would like to know when did mr coulson work for the daily mirror

  223. 223
    tom watson says:

    can the honourable member tell the house when mr coulson went to homebase

  224. 224
    tom watson says:

    extremely interesting but has mr coulson ever worked for the guardian

  225. 225
    gordon brown says:

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

  226. 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.

  227. 227
    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?

  228. 228
    Tapestry says:

    not knowingly

  229. 229
    american lefty says:

    Wanna reduce taxes? You a racist or something?

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

    Dear Diary, who am I?

  231. 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…..

  232. 232
    Jimmy F says:

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

  233. 233
    peers morgen says:

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

  234. 234

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

  235. 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!!

  236. 236
    Bystander says:

    No walks in the woods then?

  237. 237
    The Observer says:

    We merely observe – that’s all we do, innit?

  238. 238
    Bystander says:

    I know how you feel, – can’t trust anyone nowadays!

  239. 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.

  240. 240
    Gordon Brown says:

    I had many of those!

  241. 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 !

  242. 242
    Bliar says:

    I can.

  243. 243
    Andy says:

    I say! – that’s a bit rich!

  244. 244
    Watcher in the shadows says:

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

  245. 245
    robert peston's speech therapist says:

    Come on Robert, time for a sleep.

  246. 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.

  247. 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.

  248. 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.

  249. 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.

  250. 250
    Dynorod says:

    Is there anybody out there?

  251. 251
    Bobby No-Moore says:

    Tell us about Bilderberg.

  252. 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.

  253. 253
    Kent Walton on Thames says:

    Blimey Mick, I didn’t know you was still around.

  254. 254
    Rt Hoon Tom Whatson MP says:

    I want a Sly look at her knockers.

  255. 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.”

  256. 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.

  257. 257
    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!

  258. 258
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Is Jesus’s mobile network Everything Everywhere?

  259. 259
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Yawn [12]

  260. 260
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Nothing to see there. Now move along.

  261. 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.

  262. 262
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Who Guards The Guardian?

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