July 23rd, 2011

Sunday Mirror’s Tina Weaver Isn’t “Fit and Proper” for the PCC

Those of you following Guido on Twitter will know that for weeks Guido has been using the hashtag #CircularFiringSquad to drip out names of journalists from other newspaper groups, in particular the Mirror group, who are as guilty as those arrested at the News of the World. Illegal hacking and blagging, with no public interest defence, has been endemic at Mirror titles. Last night on BBC Newsnight they produced testimony from former employees that at the Sunday Mirror

  • they hired a voiceover artist to imitate celebrities to blag information
  • they “saw Liz Hurley’s phone being hacked and a reporter listen to her mobile phone messages”
  • Ex-Sunday Mirror journalist Richard Watson confirmed hacking took place “pretty much every day”

Last week this blog reported on the record accusations against Tina Weaver, editor of the Sunday Mirror, that she was at the heart of a culture of journalistic illegality. Max Keiser claimed that she personally told him in 2002 about Piers Morgan’s working knowledge of phone hacking – at a time when he was editor of the Daily Mirror. Guido has extensively reported allegations against Piers Morgan dating back to his time at the Daily Mirror which have been followed up worldwide. We have reported testimony that when Mark Thomas was editor of the Sunday People, he was according to Guido’s source – who is a household name, “the biggest phone hacking enthusiast”. The evidence of the Information Commissioner against the Mirror group is compelling.

If it turns out that Sly Bailey’s Mirror group was a criminal enterprise, they will have to face the consequences, with a market capitalisation of only £140 million and damages that could mount up to tens of millions the consequence could be bankruptcy. Plus jail time…

Meantime, and until the due process of the law takes its slow course, Guido thinks it beyond credibility that Tina Weaver is a member of the self-regulatory Press Complaints Commission. Tina should step down.

On a personal note, if Mirror group newspapersgo after Louise Mensch MP, as they are openly threatening to do, they will be making a big mistake. She sits on the DCMS Select Committee and is determined to widen their inquiries out to other newspapers beyond the News of the World. Tina and Sly should remember that it was a similar threat by Rebekah Brooks against Tom Watson that eventually led to News International being brought to crisis point. Louise is just as tough as Tom…


193 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Crooks regulating crooks.

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    • 6
      The BBC says:

      Thank you for bringing this editorial error by Newsnight to our attention Mr Fawkes.

      Fortunately there will be no lasting damage to Trinity Mirror as it is not associated with the Murdoch family. The Westminster politicians will simply ignore it and the public will not even notice.

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      • 21
        Anonymous says:

        The day after arriving, the Chancellor met Mr Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp, for a “social” dinner with a small gathering of people. The Treasury refused to discuss who attended, but insisted that BSkyB was not discussed.
        At the time Ofcom, the media regulator, had until Dec 31 to decide whether to refer News Corp’s bid for the remaining 61 per cent shares in BSkyB to the Competition Commission.
        On the day of Mr Osborne’s return to Britain, Dec 21, David Cameron removed decision-making powers over the BSkyB bid from Vince Cable after the Business Secretary made unguarded comments that he had “gone to war” with Mr Murdoch.
        Two days later, on Dec 23, the Prime Minister held a private Christmas dinner with Mr Murdoch’s son James and Rebekah Brooks, who was then chief executive of News International, together with their wives and husband.

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/phone-hacking/8656290/George-Osborne-had-dinner-with-Rupert-Murdoch-two-weeks-before-BSkyB-bid-decision.h

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        • 25
          Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( member in absentia ) says:

          Wot !! No slumber party though ???

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          • Anonymous says:

            Cameron said he didn’t see Brooks with pajama, did he see her without it?

            Both of them were in and out of each others house.

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          • Dorian Smith says:

            ‘anonymous’ ffs, again this is very weak stuff.

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          • neighbour watch says:

            ‘Anonymous’ is obviously a fucking curtain twitching spinster with nothing better to do.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Dorian Smith says: July 23, 2011 at 11:38 am

            I can understand why you feel like that. If there is a chance some of you will try to cover an elephant with a loaf of bread.

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          • Dorian Smith says:

            ‘anonymous’ again, a weak post from you.

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        • 31
          Lord North Street Casuals says:

          The memory plays tricks on you but wasn’t Ed Miliband DEMANDING Vince Cable be stripped of his media decision-making powers after his Murdoch remarks?

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          • Anonymous says:

            You might remember Cameron giving it to Hunt who used to meet James in his office without anyone taking notes. You might also remember how Hunt used to praise Rupert and how Hunt went out of his way to give BskyB to Rupert.

            Cameron could have given it to someone neutral.

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          • Dorian Smith says:

            ‘anonymous’ you didn’t address “Lord North Street Casuals” point did you? Why don’t you?

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        • 33
          Top Gear says:

          So Private that Jeremy Clarkson and his missus were at the dinner table.

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          • Vile Labour Slag Lyn Brown abuses the blind says:

            The mass phone hacking by the Mirror Group and the information passed by them to certain Labour MP’s will be known soon. This whole attack on Murdoch was to try and conceal this scandal but it will break now.

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          • Anon says:

            ‘Hunt went out of his way to give BSkyB to Rupert’ ????

            Sorry, didn’t he take independent legal advice all the way through? Wasn’t he absolutely scrupulous? If Milliband has proof that he wasn’t, why didn’t he challenge him in the HoC?

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        • 77
          Dorian Smith says:

          Still haven’t the list of engagements between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and News International, the BBC and the Gurniad don’t seem keen to follow this, to me it would be basic journalism to find out, especially as it’s been days since Cameron produced his list.

          You seem keen on this topic ‘anonymous’ perhaps you can pursue it and let us know your findings.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Still waiting for Mrs T and Major as well.

            I believe all of them should publish phone / mobile conversation as well.

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          • T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

            Sorry, all shredded, along with my iffy expenses !! ( must fly – first class, natch ( yes, we will be claiming that back )

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          • Wotta Tossa says:

            To Anonymous @ 11.58pm. How many mobile phones were there in the Thatcher/Major years ???? You are Tom Fatson and I claim my £ 5.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Wotta Tossa says: July 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm

            There were telephone, that is why I said phone / mobile.

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          • Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

            Or Mr H Wilson, who started the murdoch adventure off in the 70’s when he an liebour were right royally fucking the country up…which was to be surpassed by Bliar and clown with Murdoch years later!

            Can we also have disclosed the dealings between Gormless Gordon McBust and Robert Maxwell to see if any criminal charges need to be placed!

            Dumb fucking left wing tools….my licence fee pays your wages, you should have a bit more respect….and brains!

            And where’s my drug money Red Ed…if you vouch for Baldwin so much, pay his coke debts!

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          • Rat's arse says:

            Oh anonymous, do sod off, there’s a good little ‘tard.

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        • 133
          Anon says:

          So what? And why are you trying to change the subject from the Mirror Group?

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        • 157
          Anonymous says:

          Great work anon – I find it amazing how the vast majority here are in complete denial, despite all the evidence.

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    • 8
      Ah! Monika says:

      Louise Mensch = Insomuch Else

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    • 16
      Chutney says:

      The Olso shootings & bombing appear to be a dispute between international socialism and national socialism

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      • 170
        Spring Water Time says:

        Analyse, analyse, analyse! It seems he was a christian fundamentalist/conservative instead of being a national socialist, so you need to condemn the conservative party and some of the more vociferous evangelical churches.

        Don’t forget that the media was saying that Jared Lee Loughner was a right-wing, jackboot-wearing neo-nazi as well and it later turned out he was a jewish, libertarian nutjob.

        It is important to isolate the common factor to all of these attacks and that is nutjobbishness..

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    • 19
      Span Ows says:

      Can I go after Louise? I don’t mind if she’s tough on me, in fact I welcome it…

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    • 93
      Fellatio Hornblower says:

      Follow it through! Never mind the smoke.

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    • 176
      I says:

      Guido, Bring me McGuire’s Head

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    • 190
      P. Ness says:

      Sly Bailey from the Trinity Mirror said they never broke the law nor did they break the PCC rules and regulations.

      However according to the complaints section on the PCC’s website, many of Trinity Mirror’s newspapers have broken the PCC rules and regulations.

      And according to one of their ex-journalists, Trinity Mirror also broke the law.

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  2. 2
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    When all this is exposed and all inquireys finshed/trails completed , what will the media look like?

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  3. 3
    smoggie says:

    Apart from the “comedian” with the custard pie, last week’s events in Parliament were pretty staid.

    Now, Louise and Tina wrestling in mud, we’d all like to see.

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  4. 4
    Popeye says:

    All that will happen is a slap on the wrist from the law, a pious rant from Cameron and a nod and a wink.
    This country has become a disgrace over a long period, exacerbated since Blair gained power.

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    • 9
      Anonymous says:

      everybody agrees this countries fucked thanks to the criminals in the Labour party for the last 13 years. God only knows what all these brave men and women who died to save this once great country think.

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      • 106
        Archy Bishop of Canterbury says:

        One should not be hasty to circumscribe the motives and actions of the um, shall we say, the principle Left Wing Party, – or should we say adumbrate the excellent – and principled – Labour Party – a Party with whom I am personally warm as to their motives and their single-minded and noble attempts at drawing our attention to the core truths of …… of …… um, I’m afraid I’ve lost myself here. Anyway the most very revd and reverred Tony Blair will show us the way forward, aided by his immensely talented friend and colleague, Mr Gordon Brown.

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      • 184
        Spartacus says:

        13 yrs – no, its Fatcher wot dunnit

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    • 15
      T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

      ‘Cool Britannia’ was my gift to the Nation. It spawned the ‘celebrity’ culture which so quickly dumbed down society to its current moronic level. Morons read the Daily Mirror. QED.

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      • 113
        A 5th rate Sleb says:

        Corr ainee luvlee! nah, oi mean ainnneee LUVERLY! an that, innit. Like I mean yeah! No wot oi mean?

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      • 137
        Anon says:

        Yes, and your other gift was the Culture of Spin, whereby nobody now trusts a word a politician says. Oh, and your mate Gordon ensured that banks are now places which no-one trusts to keep our hard-earned money safe.

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        • 186
          Eyeruletheworld says:

          Wot ‘ard earned money? All may green drinking vouchers go on snakebite an black and some tabs

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  5. 5
    Sachin Tendulkar says:

    Anything K.P. can do,I can do better. See you at Lords,Billy Bowden.

    Mostly dry & bright across the U.K today. Showers in the SE of England this morning, clearing to leave drier conditions but showers across some parts of Wales, the Midlands and southern England through the day. Eastern coasts of England and Scotland will be cloudy with strong winds. Fine and dry in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland today. Feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine, especially in the west.

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    • 23
      Colonel Nut. says:

      The Irishman Morgan was cheated by the Indians.They shouldn’t have been able to stop electronic verification in this series.. A dark cloud hangs over Lords.

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    • 69
      Ichabod says:

      Pleasantly warm, well I shall wait and hope. There has not been one evening for the last two months in which it has been pleasant to sit in the garden in the evening with a book and a bottle of wine. In fact it’s been decidely unpleasant to try. Ghastly bloody weather; ghastly bloody country.

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    • 178
      Polish my cherry says:

      KP – 202, ST – 34

      You were saying?

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  6. 7
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    Louise is just as tough but much easier on the eyes than Twatson.

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    • 104
      That dugong off Woman's Hour says:

      The business world would be so much better if run by the sisters. Rebekah or Tina, for example, would bring caring and insight to the harsh, testosterone-charged world of the tabloid pr— (cont’d p. 94)

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    • 163
      Anonymous says:

      Agree Louise is tough and Eye Candy as well, whereas even a turd would edge it over Twatson,

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    • 191
      I predict a diet says:

      She’s also easier on the pies.

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  7. 10
    Seymour says:

    If Tina and Louise have a bitch fight, preferably naked in Jello, will Sky have exclusive rights?

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  8. 11
    Ah! Monika says:

    Next Week’s News:-

    MOD selling Nuclear Arms to Gadaffi

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    • 117
      617 Squadron says:

      If we have to bomb the bastard are we allowed to mention -. .. –. –. . .-. on here?

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    • 135
      Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

      Tony Bliar and Maxwell stooge Gormless Gordon armed Gadaffi better than they armed our own army!

      Not bad, they even got 2 for 1…..Megrahi!

      Bliar and Gordon should set up a supermarket with those kinds of export bargains!

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  9. 12
    Ed. Millitwat (A BBC licence payer) 1 Railway Sidings, Little Shitstir, Commie-on Sea. D1K EAD says:

    I will only ever believe this if I see it reported on the BBC and in the Guardian. you know those find upstanding institutions that we all love dearly but of course only baby eating Tories do nasty things.

    Talking of utter scumbags…. ‘Toilets’ is fecking quiet given that the murdoch press is getting torn a new one….

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    • 17
      smoggie says:

      He did observe that James Murdoch was “bricking it” just before the young man gave a fairly assured performance in front of a bunch of amateur inquisitors.

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      • 26
        Speaker Bercunt says:

        Order Order…The honurable Smoggie should withdraw that remark as it upsets all my leftie mates but you can say anything about Cameron

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    • 22
      Toilets MugLiar says:

      Shhhhhh !! Watching the cricket with me close chums, Ed Balls and Bullyboy Whelan.

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    • 28
      BBC2 says:

      Newsnight IS on the bbc.

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      • 168
        The BBC says:

        That is correct but we’re not really so interested in this aspect of the hackgate story.

        Across BBC News we have had, and will continue to have, a policy of avoiding the allegations against Mirror Group newspapers as far as possible.

        Please rest assured that once there is a development concerning newspapers broadly considered to be ‘of the right’ we’ll be back on the case. This is because of the strict rules governing the impartiality of the BBC.

        If you have any further concerns please write to:

        The Blood-Soaked Paper and Human Faeces Recycling Department
        The BBC Soviet of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies,
        BBC Television Centre,
        Wood Lane,
        LONDON
        W12 7RJ

        Bias by omission – It’s what we do – The BBC

        Death to the Capitalists and their running dog lackeys – The BBC

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        • 172
          Anon says:

          Death to the Capitalists but first of all give us the Licence fee !!! – The BBC.

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          • Anon says:

            Hugh Grant on upcoming Channel 4 documentary asked: ‘What would you ask Rupert Murdoch?’ Grant:’ What have you done to my country?’

            NO, HUGH.

            IT’S BLAIR, BROWN CAMPBELL AND THE REST OF THEM WHO YOU SHOULD BE ASKING, ‘WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY COUNTRY?’

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          • Anon says:

            This is the same Hugh Grant who, like all the rest of his celebrity Labour Luvvie pals, couldn’t get enough of Blair, Brown, Mandelson and Campbell during the 13 years they were in power, and all the inquiries into phone hacking were glossed over??

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    • 142
      Phil says:

      Based on the premise that birds of a feather flock together it may well be that MuckGuire may be in the firing line before long.
      Has anyone spotted who he has been mixing with lately?

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  10. 13
    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Louise M may be tough, but she won’t get the support for the BBC and MSM in the same way. The assault on NI was fuelled by Labour/BBC wanting to bring down the Murdoch broadcast empire by association to NIs bent papers.
    The right doesn’t give two shits about the Mirror, because they are not remotely influential.

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

    Pardon me, but! Ed Miliband called for Rebekah Brooks to resign , so i take it Ed will now call for Tina to resign right?

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  12. 18
    Man With A Very Hot Bladder says:

    Common Purpose is exploiting the News of the World hacking scandal to further its media control agenda through the Media Standards Trust:

    http://stopcp.com/cpmediacontrol.php

    .

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    • 154
      Nemo says:

      Guido, from now on you will have to be very, very careful from now on, someone will looking around for someone to blame (be it their own silly fault) for all this mess which is unravelling, no matter how many knots that have been tied in the ball of string, watch your dustins and your phone, someone will be out to get you, keep the good work in exposing the naire do wells, perpetrated by those that are supposed (?) to administer the country. If the British government were not so secretive (both Liebore and Cons) the open government that they profess to aspire to, things would be more acceptable, and you might be even out of a job.

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  13. 24
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and tip Louise as a future prime minister. You read it here first.

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      eeu to me says:

      You know what they say about highflyers ,they go up at speed and just before they get to the top go ba–ng, that women came from nowhere just like dog crap on your shoe and is on tv, public committees and anything else that has PR value for her, just got no trust in anybody that seems to come out of a box already with batteries fitted and I wouldn’t buy a used car from her.

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      • 50
        HandsomeDavid says:

        Care to tell us how long RedEd Milliband has been in parliament?

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        • 58
          eeu to me says:

          I haven’t got a clue, nor do I care about lefty crap, I have no trust in this woman, something just keeps ringing alarm bells every time she’s on tv and as for her being PM , I think we would be in even deeper muck if she did.

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          • Archer Karcher says:

            Mensch is a former member of the Labour party, who coincidently helped her mother win a seat for the Lib-Dim’s. In short she is a principle free zone and as such a perfect fit for Dave’s Blue Labour, Fabian, anti-Conservative party.

            Oh yeah, she voted for the £10 billion IMF increase too. Thankyou Louise, for taxing me and my children so that Deutsche Bank or Bank Paribas will not be inconvenienced by their idiotic loans to Greece.
            Future PM? Future bankers lackey more like.

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          • Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

            Archer Karcher

            you could just ask for your licence fee back wasted on a left wing bias news corp!

            Or ask Tony Bliar why he waved away all our IMF EU vetos which meant we had to pay much much more!

            Or you could ask why Gormless sold our gold for some magic beans!

            Or ask for a refund on all the arms Bliar and Gordon sold to gadfaffi!

            that should give you enough for you Daily Mirror subscription!

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      • 100
        Anonymous says:

        That’s no way to talk about Our Dave

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    • 49
      Archer Karcher says:

      You are kidding?

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    • 120
      A proper right winger! says:

      She has a lean and hungry look if she’s got the bollocks as well she will go far.. If Dave promotes her before the next gen election and it then goes Dave’s way she could make it to Cabinet. It’s a slippery pole, we will see! Has she (or hubby?) any skeletons in tbe cupboard?

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      • 129
        CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

        Women tend to have less skeletons than male MPs.
        The main issue is that she used to be a member of the Liebour Party! Were it not for that, you could say that her media friendliness, communication skills and shallow appeal, is just the type of political leader political parties tend to favour these days (except if Union idiots get a say). If she keeps her nose clean and get’s up to cabiniet (that’s when reputations are usually ruined) you can see her being a front runner for the top job in the future, failing that she might be a better candidate to replace Boris as London Mayoral candidate in 2016.

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  14. 27
    Jamess says:

    Do the Lib Dems have any links with phone hacking? They seem to be the most sanctimonious here. (Maybe because no newspaper editor would waste their time with them, despite the Lib Dems best efforts).

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    • 79
      Fruitbat says:

      Who are these ‘Lib Dems’ you speak of?

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    • 130
      CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

      Actually they are backed by the dodgiest geezer of them all. The Independent might have bugger-all influence, but it’s proprietor is a Russian who worked for the KGB! Maybe no hacking going on since he took over, but his past is somewhat questionable.

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  15. 29
    Jess The Dog says:

    If they mess with Louise ‘Metal’ Mensch, then they’ll have Metallica on their ass!

    Kill ‘Em All! Seek and Destroy! Fight Fire With Fire! And Justice For All!

    \m/ \m/

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    They're all smug, sneering Celt cunts at the BBC, 'cept Kuenssbergs whom I wish to bum intensely says:

    Those political giants Watson and buggerin Bryant wont be wanking each other into a lather over the Mirror methinks

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  17. 32
    Polly Toynbee's left lip says:

    guido, you are on holiday and on fire! you should stay on holiday if it means we get more stories.

    drudge reports the news, guido makes the news.

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  18. 34
    8 pack says:

    It fucking impossible to post on this blog using a ipad

    Each thread takes minutes to load

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  19. 39
    Hartlepool Council says:

    Chinese Monkey ‘Looked Like Alien’

    Send him to Hartlepool

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    • 182
      1569 Rising says:

      Something wrong here…

      The Hartlepool monkey was French, not Chinese – or possibly Indo-Chinese.

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  20. 43
    Terry Wogan says:

    Louise is just as tough as Tom…

    Watson isn’t tough, he’s all flab.

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  21. 46

    O/T The BBC is delighted to report the following:

    Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old suspect in Friday’s attacks in Norway, held right-wing views, say police.

    Police chief Sveinung Sponheim said his internet postings “suggest that he has some political traits directed toward the right, and anti-Muslim views”…

    As with his Facebook page, the tweet was posted on 17 July. It reveals very little about the man except an interest in libertarianism and a clear belief in the power of the individual.

    [Ends]

    http://tinyurl.com/3jzv6wc

    We are all at this site no doubt now under suspicion of being would-be multi-murderers who should be locked up without trial.

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    • 61
      Maximus says:

      Evidently as a fervent believer in, supporter of, exponent of (at all times and any opportunity), and an unpaid shill for – as this post demonstrates – spoonerism I would be tarred by the same brush.

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    • 62
      Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

      The fact he said “You must all die” to a group of Norwegian Labour youth members before murdering 83 of them might have been a clue.

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    • 65
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      “the man except an interest in libertarianism”

      If that were true, then he would not interfer with how other people lived there lives?

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    • 71
      Another Engineer says:

      I’d have thought that a Nationalist wouldn’t be much of a Libertarian…

      Of course, both are “Right Wing” to the BBC, so to them they are the same thing.

      He’s just some nutter, you idiots. From the fact that he didn’t shoot himself, I think we can deduce that he’s going to tell everyone why he did it.

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    • 102
      Mike Litorus says:

      Unless we publicly declare love for retardEd Millimong then that was a given anyway…

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    • 118
      Anonymous says:

      Don’t forget the National Socialist German Workers’ Party and it’s leader are regarded as Right wing by the BBC

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    • 140
      Joseph Stalins Ghost says:

      I killed lots of people millions in fact

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      • 179
        Pol PotNoodle says:

        Yes and I tortured them first and had them beaten to death so as not to waste ammunition.

        If you wear spectacles then you are middle-class and must die.

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    • 180
      Jesus wasn't Norwegian, apparently says:

      Love thy neighbour

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  22. 47
    what a plonker says:

    The Mirror group is embroiled up to its neck in the hacking scandal and the former editors like Piers Morgan and toilets McGuire will pay the price .
    Bring it on .

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    • 94
      Fruitbat says:

      Yes, Mirror Group etc are indeed in it up to their necks, but they are pro-labour and therefore nothing will come of it, the BBC will ignore it (Norway, Norway, NORWAYYYY, NoRwAy etc etc ad nausium) and the world will just move on….

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    • 99
      HenryV says:

      Are you praying as I am for just one, just one as I am not greedy, BBC ‘phone hack? Please God just one.

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      • 147
        Phil says:

        HenryV – On the basis of the thousands of their employees currently bleeding the tax payer dry churning out propaganda on behalf of Ed and the Labour Party statistical probability would lead me to double your estimate at the very least.
        You are definitely not greedy by the way and history does suggest that many an accuser has wound up in the dock facing the same charge that they accused others of.

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        • 158
          HenryV says:

          But I have never ever hacked a ‘phone. Never I tell you. :)

          I have been watching some of the coverage from Norway. All the Beeb seemed to be interested in was that it was a socialist party that was attacked.

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  23. 55
    And Neither do I says:

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    • 67
      The Full Text says:

      Nigel Farage MEP
      I don’t trust Cameron and Osborne’s plans to ‘renegotiate’ areas of EU competence: the only way I will is with a referendum in this parliament.

      Dave did say he was putting into law that we must hace a referendum for any changes in the EU constitution. How’s he going to wriggle out of this?

      Weasle words such as changes within the Euro Zone do not affect Britain will not wash. The Greek Bail out has already affected Britain as part of the new Bail out is to reduce the interest rates of the Irish debts which means we are borrowing money to lend to Ireland at a higher rate of interest than Ireland is now paying us back.

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      • 87
        Archer Karcher says:

        Paying us back?

        When will that be, when my children have grandchildren and the whole loan is worth about as much as a small semi in Huddersfield?

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      • 89
        The Birth of the Federal Euro Zone says:

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      • 105
        Fruitbat says:

        Cameron and Osborne no doubt will renegotiate things with the EU.

        I wonder how much more we will end up paying them…….

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  24. 56
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster says:

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    • 64
      eeu to me says:

      Wow, somebody has just woken up from winter hibernation.

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      • 90
        Archer Karcher says:

        Yep, the self enrichment society in action. Nothing else matters to the huhne’s, people, country, servicemen, they are all worthless pawns to be used, manipulated and sold out.

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    • 70
      Gordon, Gordon help me ,help me! says:

      Was this the same brother who cowered behind a door when doorstepped by the media during “cleaner gate” ?

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  25. 57
    Huhne says stuff Guido says:

    Be nice to see this Liebour supporting Mirror shite disappear down the pan….wonder if Maguire`s been involved…….still stocking the popcorn …

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  26. 60
    Gary64 says:

    Anyone else get a trojan from order-order.com??

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    • 63
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      nope, just Guidogram spmetimes.

      Like

    • 66
      b34sts yellow tinged shorts says:

      yup
      around 3 am from camden town

      Like

    • 73
      eeu to me says:

      Had something supposed to be from Microsoft saying I have all sorts of rubbish and I would need to download a file, usually straight after I close IE and this is the only blog Iv’e been to , nothing wrong, I do have malaware and antivirus and nothing shows up even after a remote check.

      Like

    • 75
      Troy says:

      Yes. A bloody great wooden one, we put it in the living room and the place is now swarming with soldiers.

      Like

    • 155
      Rat's arse says:

      Might have done Gary64, but Webroot blocked it!

      Like

  27. 72
    MrAngry61 says:

    if Mirror group newspapers “go after“ Louise Mensch MP, as they are openly threatening to do… – so what? She’s a new intake MP, probably uncontaminated by the previous Spanish practices. What are they going to do – hack her phone?

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    • 76
      Thatcher > Blair > Cameron says:

      Just had a look at her Wiki. She even joined Blair’s Labour party because he was an “economic Tory”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Mensch

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      • 119
        Archer Karcher says:

        That shows you how stupid Louise is.
        Bliar was not in anyway Conservative. He was a ‘third way’ peddler of modern globalist fascism.
        The ‘third way’ set don’t do free market capitalism in case you hadn’t noticed. Bliar and his heir Cameron, are corporatist globalist, rigged markets and worst of all, believers in the transfer of personal wealth to corporate entities, which at it’s core, the bailout culture is all about.

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  28. 74
    Rohan Giggler says:

    Nice to see the Mirror get a good kicking but it would be even better to see those santimonious bastards at the Grauniad get one as well.

    Like

    • 88
      Anonymous says:

      Call this a good kicking? The BBC who produce the vast majority of broadcast news, have moved phone hacking way down the list of reportable events for some reason.

      Like

  29. 80
    SouthEastVoter says:

    In other news University and College Union have published a report showing Labour Voters are thick.

    100 constituencies with most people with no qualifications
    Con22

    Lab
    Ldem

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  30. 83
    SouthEastVoter says:

    In other news University and College Union have published a report showing Labour Voters are thick.

    100 constituencies with most people with no qualifications
    Con 22
    Lab 77
    Ldem 1

    100 constituencies with least people with no qualifications
    Con 73
    Lab 11
    Ldem 2
    Other 2

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    • 95
      SouthEastVoter says:

      LDem figure 100 constituencies with least people with no qualifications should is 14

      Like

      • 152
        Handycock, No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

        I have no qualifications, but I am a fine MP and Councillor as is my wife, we have been in public life all our lives except when she was a Seamstress in a corset factory. I would further like to add that the Mirror group of newspapers are a fine group, they have never printed anything bad about me. It is those Newspapers that are owned by Murdoch that are the problem, all they print is lies. They should all be closed down.

        http://www.po12bg.com/id40.html

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  31. 86
    Gordon Brown says:

    Spank me and drench me in salad cream.

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  32. 91
    Dorian Smith says:

    The news about the Sunday Mirror and phone hacking finally makes it to the MSM and what does Kevin Maguire do? He’s immediately off on holiday for two weeks:

    Like

    • 103
      eeu to me says:

      We have 2 weeks of Maguire free BBC news, it’s a start.

      Like

      • 114
        Dorian Smith says:

        I’d rather he hang about for the next two weeks – depends on how much the beeb plays it down or not (they certainly won’t pursue the Mirror with the same energy as their pursuit of Murdoch and NI – there’s little commercial/market/ideological advantage in it), his paper reviews might be watchable for a change though.

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    • 109
      HenryV says:

      Where is the shit going? Just a sec’ I will get his ‘phone…….

      (I bet he is going somewhere foreign and expensive. Some of my elder relatives can’t afford a day in Blackpool thanks to their fuel bills.)

      Like

    • 181
      Ally Gatorshoes says:

      “gan canny”?

      Is he a fucking mentalist?

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  33. 98
    Henry Ford says:

    The Irish government have imported 50 billion tons of sand from Saudi Arabia to help with the energy crisis. They’re going to drill for their own oil.

    Like

  34. 112
    • 124
      That's News says:

      Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, the mirror cracked from side to side, etc., etc.

      People who need People… are going to get so much fucking bad luck when the Mirror comes crashing down! :)

      Well, little Ed Fauntleroy cannot say we did not warn him. “Keep your mouth shut, Ed!” But he didn’t. Oh, dear.

      Like

    • 148
      John Bellingham says:

      Yes!

      http://www.frimurer.no/

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  35. 127
    Seedy says:

    Think I just heard Alastair Cambell claim on Radio 2 that the evidence from the Information Commissioner’s Office showed its Associated Newspapers and not the Mirror Group who are most guilty of blagging. Have no time for the Mail and its ridiculous headlines (today’s being a case in point: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017818/Embryos-involving-genes-animals-mixed-humans-produced-secretively-past-years.html) either but do think he should be pulled up on this. Maybe someone with more time and inclination to sit through a Campbell interview can find it online to verify. It was about 11.25am.

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  36. 132
    Henry Ford says:

    Michael Oleary of Ryanair went into a bar in Dublin and ordered a pint of Guiness.
    That will be 1 Euro Mr Oleary .F–k me thats what i call good value .
    Will you be wanting a glass with that says the barman?

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  37. 141
    Armitage Shanks says:

    If Richard Desmond would only return to the PCC, Weaver could have her own centrefold in Babes Behind Bars XXXXX

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  38. 143
    BBC investigations unit says:

    The BBC has thoroughly investigated all the facts as pertaining to the groundless allegations of wrongdoing by the wonderfully innocent Mirror group by some rabid right wing whack jobs who are probably best friends with the Norway killers and have come to the only possible conclusion that only Murdoch is to blame for everything along with his henchman Cameron.

    In fact so sure are we of the compete innocence of everyone not called Murdoch/Cameron we did not feel the need to launch any investigation at all and thereby saving your licence fee, now if everyone could please divert their full attention to the evil Murdochs and Cameron the BBC would be very grateful. And dont forget to buy a licence, we know where you live.

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  39. 145
    Tapestry says:

    What will newspapers publish once they can’t use spying techniques to find out what’s going on?

    I know. They could ask people what’s going on. We’ll tell them. It’s far more horrifying than any celebrity sex scandal, which is all part of dumbing down the news.

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    • 162
      Armitage Shanks says:

      A brilliant point. People hark back to Woodward and Bernstein so much because more recent examples of major investigative journalism are thin on the ground.

      It’s cheaper to pay someone like Mulcaire to dredge up gossip and scandal than it is to employ a stable of real reporters.

      Like

    • 167
      eeu to me says:

      We have a local blog,and if there’s anything happening, car smash, plod helicopter around, anything thats news is on the blog just local people helping out, it works.

      Like

  40. 149
    I don't need no doctor says:

    The BBC deliberately behind the curve.

    Like

  41. 156
    non believer says:

    So the Guardian break the hacking scandal and the BBC are at the forefront of bringing the Mirror’s misdeeds to light?

    The Stasi axis of evil out performing the right wing press eh?

    who’d have thunk it?

    Like

  42. 159
    Louise Mental MP says:

    “Louise is just as tough as Tom…”

    Thanks.

    Who’s Tom?

    Like

  43. 160
    Jimmy says:

    The Mirror should be careful. We’ve seen in the last 48 hours how conservatives act when you make them cross.

    Like

    • 164
      That's News says:

      Yeah. Unlike you, Jimmy, who dances on the corpses of dead Norwegian children.

      You are a real class act, Tat… err… sorry, Jimmy.

      Like

      • 174
        Jimmy says:

        I have no wish to offend and my observations are couched in the spirit of brotherly love for all mankind (however misguided) which is the lodestar of our great movement. I merely observe from my time here that many of you do appear to have anger management issues.

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  44. 165
  45. 166
    Senior says:

    The phone hacking allegations against the Sunday Mirror are currently confined to celebrities. I don’t think the public will be very interested unless there are revelations that the Sunday Mirror hacked the phones of members of the public.

    The public weren’t interested in the phone hacking claims against the News of the World until it was revealed that Milly Dowler’s phone was hacked, and messages from her voicemail were deleted.

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    • 193
      Sir Everard Digby says:

      I see, so some phone hacking is perfectly ok is it? No it is fucking not. I do not care what the ‘public’ think -they will sit up and take notice when a few smug media types get sent down for it.

      It’s not acceptable and no-one,no-one should speak in ay terms which suggest it is

      Like

  46. 171
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    If things get worse we can only trust Dandy or Beano???

    Like

  47. 183
    Rufus T. Firefly says:

    Will the Mirror be missed? Not in the least

    Like

  48. 187
    Anonymous says:

    Quote about Piers Moron over at the Huffington Post:

    “Never trust anyone who looks like they suck lemons 24/7 anyway. “

    Like

  49. 189
    Rightallalong says:

    Has everyone forgotton the reason why Piers Morgan was sacked by the Mirror ? The fake photos of our soldiers abusing Iraqis. For me this was the most disgusting piece of journalism of all time.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3716151.stm

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  50. 192
    Ani Diot says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2018308/Is-childrens-TV-sexist-Male-dominated-programmes-lack-female-role-models.html

    Armed with evidence from a report written four years ago, she points out that nearly two thirds of characters were boys in a 2007 study.

    It took her four years to understand the report?

    Does not say much about her!

    Like


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