July 29th, 2011

Mirror Group Paid Blagger £442,878 for Illegally Obtained Info
65 Invoices Paid by Piers Morgan’s Daily Mirror

Guido has  – completely legally – obtained the raw data from the British Information Commissioner’s ‘Operation Motorman’ investigation.  A number crunching analysis of the data shows that between 1997 and 2003 Mirror Group newspapers were invoiced 948 times by “JJ Services”, run by Steve Whittamore, a notorious blagger who specialised in illegally obtaining personal information. For that six year period the total value of the invoices amounted to £442,878.73.

Many of these invoices are addressed to MGN Ltd, publishers of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror.  Nevertheless Guido has identified at least 65 invoices, totalling £20,333.31 which are directly to the Daily Mirror. These invoices are dated between 2001 and 2002. Piers Morgan was the Editor of the Mirror throughout this period.

On Desert Island Discs Morgan told Kirsty Young that, “Not a lot of that went on. A lot of it was done by third parties, rather than the staff themselves,” adding, “That’s not to defend it, because obviously you were running the results of their work.” Almost half-a-million quid suggests that quite a lot of that went on.

The “blagging” invoices are for phone records, vehicle registration records, ex-directory numbers, to monitor mobile calls, obtain phone bills and get numbers called as well as paying off bent police officers to provide information. It could be medical records, criminal records or tax records. Blagging is a criminal offence punishable with up to two years jail time. Kate Winslet was blagged and the information was used by Piers Morgan, as he admits in his 10 April 2000 diary entry in The Insider:

“I got back to the office to learn that Kate Winslet, having indicated she would come to our Pride of Britain awards tomorrow, is now saying she can’t. Someone had got hold of her mobile number — I never like to ask how — so I rang her …. ‘Hello,’ she said, sounding a bit taken aback. ‘How did you get my number? I’ve only just changed it. You’ve got to tell me, please, I am so worried now’ ”

“Never liking to ask” is what is known legally as “willful blindness” which is when an individual seeks to avoid civil or criminal liability for a wrongful act by intentionally putting himself in a position where he will be unaware of facts which would render him liable. Or contrives to pretend such. It doesn’t work in Court because the law takes the view that it is criminally reckless to fail to find out. That in a nutshell is what Piers is, criminally reckless…


202 Comments

  1. 1
    Tears for Piers says:

    Brilliant

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    • 3
      Piers says:

      You won’t catch me copper.

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      • 13
        Corrupt Pig says:

        Not if you don’t cancel the standing order we won’t.

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        • 114
          BBC Controller says:

          Shut it copper!

          Now everyone just stay calm…

          We can get through this if we all stick together.

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          • The Judge says:

            Norman Stanley FletcherPiers Pughe-Morgan, you have pleaded guilty to the charges brought by this court, and it is now my duty to pass sentence. You are an habitual criminal, who accepts arrest as an occupational hazard, and presumably accepts imprisonment in the same casual manner. We therefore feel constrained to commit you to the maximum term allowed for these offences — you will go to prison for five years.”

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          • PC Plod says:

            For the benefit of the tape, Piers Percival Morgan is wearing two left wellington boots, a silver sequin thong and the remains of a dead cat. You’ve been well and truly shafted..

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          • Rage Against Polticial Elite says:

            Can you have a word with your lot about the GAS price. They keep getting a load of experts on the TV and Radio lying to us when intenational Gas Prices are actually falling.

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      • 26
        Chris Huhne says:

        Nor me. The pigs are as thick as pig shit and more bent than a pig’s tail.

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        • 193
          Rage Against Polticial Elite says:

          Chris that is not nice, It may be True but try and be a bit more diplomatic, especially round our Nice Political Classes.

          Monica spells R.A.P.E. Just one of those words that gets bandied about for the girlies to whip up a bit of Warmongering

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      • 70
        DC Carter says:

        Watch out guv he’s got a massive ego.

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        • 76
          Gadaffi is Winning says:

          We all know the Mirror Group is just as bad as the NOTW, more evidence like this will prove it.

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          • EdButLookBalls says:

            Yeah but the BBC will have none of it ! Will someone please check the Ladies toilets at Broadcasting House for a pervert Geordie specimen called McGuire although he answers to Kevin and is aka ‘Toilets’, he may be ‘lying low’ supposedly on a vacation trip ! What an obnoxious twat that cnut is !!

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        • 176
          Anon. says:

          DS Carter, I think.

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      • 97
        We always knew this to be true says:

        FucKing delicious !!!!!

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    • 11
      Peter Grimes says:

      Pissers seems to have gone very quiet!

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    • 12
      The Greater Bad says:

      Although it is a tad shocking that the papers can easily buy this info. Is it not a LOT MORE shocking that it is nearly all obtained from state data bases?

      How is it possible for Police records, Health records, driving records, etc to be so easily obtained? Has any politician fallen on his sword because of this?

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      • 44
        ssdb says:

        Yes, it is shocking. It’s gone on for years – that’s why the MPs have their own HMRC department, so their records can’t fall into the hands of the KGB and open to blackmail.

        The “How” would be, tootle off to a pub nearby a data centre (or eg HMRC centre) and tap up a few disgruntled workers. Bung them a few quid and voila! Access to the database. Or find a dishonest copper and do the same. Health records would be more difficult cos they’ve only recently started to become computerised on a wide scale.

        It was known before the big Labour Central Database push and they still wanted to do it and no, no Minister will fall on their swords.

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        • 58
          Grumpy Old Man says:

          Or ex-minister, come to that.

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          • sagitarius says:

            At last. the “penny” has dropped.

            All this has been in the “semi” public domain since Richard Thomas, as Information Commissioner, exercised his powers to report direct to Parliament and was not only ignored but driven out of office -albeit oh to politely.

            Will Cameron allow Elizabeth Filkin to gut those responsible (not just News International, not just Trinity Mirror, not just the other newpapers groups involved but the other clients, including those who claimed to be acting for “Number 10″).

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        • 127
          Dean Hunt says:

          Also cleaners steal it for identity theft and it gets out that way.

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          • Cleaners make the best spies then hotel maids says:

            Oh Yes. But I ask you who takes the clear desk routine seriously?

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          • Gordon Brown says:

            I find that only fictitious cleaners are completely secure as they are incorruptible.

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      • 50
        Constitution destroyed says:

        You must not have noticed the new constitutional convention brought in under the new labour reign of terror whereby when a minister makes an error he will never apologise, he will simple blame Margaret Thatcher, with the BBC supporting him, before he “moves on” to enrich himself in a highly paid EU sinecure.

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        • 179
          Bill d'Sarse says:

          Don’t forget to include the standard party lines:

          – lessons have been learned.
          – time to draw a line under the whole affair.
          – has my full support.
          – it started in America.

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    • 60
      Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

      I love this “Chinese Water Torture” drip drip drip of factoids that will snowball into an avalanche that will BURY this odious slimey criminally reckless cheating lying self-serving fucking kaaaaaant!

      Keep at it!

      He will need his feather duster in HM Nick to beat off Bubba!!!

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    • 110
      Lord Lucan says:

      Piers will end as a good “wet nurse” in Prison…

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    • 139
      PC Plod says:

      For the benefit of the tape, Piers Percival Morgan is wearing two left wellington boots, a silver sequin thong and the remains of a dead cat. You’ve been well and truly shafted..

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    • 169
      Anonymous says:

      A spokesman for Mr Morgan said that every job throughout his media career has been secured by blagging. Cherie Blair has advised him it would be an infringement of his human rights to be restricted from using this unique talent to line his pockets. She has always found men with such skills rather appealing.

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    • 170
      Morgan's Organ says:

      A spokesman for Mr Morgan said he is surprised that blagging is becoming such an issue since it is the means by which he has secured all his jobs throughout his media career. Cherie Blair has advised him that not only would it be an infringement of his human rights to prevent him using this unique talent to line his pockets but she actually finds this rather appealing in a man. She will be submitting her invoice shortly.

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    • 171
      Anonymous says:

      In the recent Haching debate in the house of commons Eric Pickles rose from from the front bench to speak and three MPs fell off the other end

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    • 183
      Anonymous says:

      In the Hacking Debate Eric Pickes rose from the front bench to speak and four MPs fell off the other end

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    • 192
      Anonymous says:

      ‘Willful blindness…’ . Is that like when Ed llewelyn and Yates of the Yard conspire to keep Cameron out of the loop so that he can deny all knowledge of Coulson’s involvement in Hackgate?

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  2. 2
    Billy Bunter is the Fattest Bugger ever! says:

    Just wanted to get a post in quick. I too have nothing valid to say

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  3. 4
    Mike Litorus says:

    Bend over Piers, and you can return that apology to the fragrant Mrs Mensch.

    Get it right fucking up ye!

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  4. 5
    Jimmy says:

    Damian McBride and Smeargate.
    Posted Monday, 11 July 2011 at 16:29
    I have just been informed that the ‘smeargate’ emails which were leaked from No10, when Gordon Brown was Prime Minister, and involved communication between Derek Draper and McBride re a plot to smear George Osborne, David Cameron one other MP and myself were obtained by News International via hacking into Damian McBrides computer.

    Damian McBride confessed and resigned. Gordon Brown apologised in Parliament.

    http://blog.dorries.org/id-1898-2011_7_Damian_McBride_and_Smeargate.aspx

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    • 16

      She was misinformed.

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      • 18
        Jimmy says:

        By whom?

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      • 24
        Peter Grimes says:

        Surely you missed a trick by offering the ‘completely legally’ qualification, Guido. It would have been more fun to have Pissers spout more fake moral indignation and let on later.

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        • 32
          Jimmy says:

          Yes because obviously he won’t be aware of this report as it was only published five years ago.

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      • 30
        Jimmy says:

        I must admit this is funny. Guido simply repeats information from a five year old public document and pretends that blagging by the Mirror under Morgan is a scoop and the guidophiles turn cartwheels. It’s as if a shoal of guppy fish had developed opposable thumbs and discovered the internet.

        “It could be medical records, criminal records or tax records.”

        Disappointed with this sentence though, how about

        “It could be Maddy McCann’s cellphone details.”? Not like you to undersell after all.

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        • 77

          You never miss a post.

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          • Jimmy says:

            As I said, morbid fascination.

            So presumably the Dorries mistake is as to which computer was hacked, right?

            And she’s normally so accurate.

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        • 91
          Peter Grimes says:

          I think that you are missing the point, Jimmy, but that’s not surprising. You will be telling us next that Pissers’ claims that he knew nothing about blagging under his watch at either the NoTW or the Cracked Mirror are true.

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          • Jimmy says:

            But he didn’t say that. He denied hacking and only hacking, which I take as a tacit admission of all the rest. His opponents decided bizarrely to concentrate on the one thing he may actually not have done. He must be pissing himself. By the time he’s confronted with the shit he did pull he’ll just say he’s answered enough questions about this.

            Thing is, whether you like it or not, he’s a lot smarter than you.

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        • 93
          Osama the Nazarene says:

          Sounds more like something Tom ‘holier than thou’ Watson would claim.

          Your one liner posts are more amusing Jimmy. You’re trying too hard.

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          • Jimmy says:

            You’d have to be pretty partisan to deny Tom’s played a blinder.

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          • Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

            Tom played a blinder in 2004 when he smeared the Lib Dems in his local area saying they were going to increase immigration!

            sadly fatson didnt have 20.20 vision not knowing what Bliar and Clown had in mind with regards increasing our population to past 65mill!

            alas fatsons lies and smears got him slap on the wrist and free letter knife to stick into Teflon Tonys back when Gormless McBust sent out the order!

            McBride thought he was then the ideal candidate to be his chier smear man to shaft Cameron and george!

            alas, big dave got wind, Mcbride got booted and Gormless and Fatson run a mile to carry on destroying the country!

            Tom Fatson….what a man!

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          • Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

            I have to say that one of the most bizarre things about “Hackgate” is watching sleazeballs like Watson and Vaz occupying the moral high ground despite the fact that they are the parliamentary equivalents of Glenn Mulcaire.

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        • 106
          pissed off voter says:

          Guido understood the ‘five year old document’ and appreciated the link/ You. however, did exactly what?

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          • Piers Moron says:

            You hadn’t known already that the Mirror under Morgan was blagging?

            How are those new thumbs working out?

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    • 17
      Peter Grimes says:

      Public interest, Jimmy. NI did a bloody good job there.

      Are you a ‘Jimmy’ like McBroon?

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      • 48
        Jimmy says:

        Never saw what the fuss was about myself, but obviously some people got excited by it. No, I’m not Scottish (assuming that was the question).

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        • 109
          Sheriff Fatman says:

          Jimmy,

          Your tiresome and tribal defence of everything Left is starting to sound like Tim Ireland and believe me, you don’t want that. You crop up everywhere with your spite addled nonsense. Are you not gainfully employed?

          Do you have a blog where I can post sixth form critique of everything you write or is that pleasure denied to us all by your cowardly anonymong status?

          Stop being such a tiresome bore or do one you lefty cretin.

          All the best.

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          • Jimmy says:

            Thank you for contacting Labour’s Tory/UKIP/EDL/David Icke outreach campaign. We are aware many customers have been experiencing a disruption in the quality of government since May 2010. Our technicains are working hard to restore normal service as soon as possible. Your letter is important to us and will be answered by the next available customer operative. Once again, thank you for your interest in democratic socialism.

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        • 184
          Alan Rushoverthebridger says:

          Ah, Jimmy, I am doing the best I can to keep the story going against NI and keeping our darling Pires out of the shit. But I fear we at the Gronads may also have been guilty of serious crimes in supporting Tony while he commited war crimes, this may come out soon and then what do we do?

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    • 155
      Dean Hunt says:

      How did McBride get the info in the first place?

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  5. 6
    ZT says:

    Kate Winslet, Pride of Britain, …, sounds like viable public interest defence in the making.

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  6. 7
    Blah says:

    Oh dear Piers. Busted.

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  7. 9
    Derek says:

    Got The bastard

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  8. 10
    Jimmy says:

    Will you be adding this to your green ink file at Scotland Yard?

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  9. 14
    He really did say that says:

    Johnny May Bowles aka Johnny Marbles pled guilty to assault today. When left court, he told the waiting press “This is the most humble day of my life”. :-D

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  10. 15
    Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    Piers…you are well and truly fucked!

    Enjoy jail.

    best wishes

    The not so faked, Her Majestys British Armed Forces!

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  11. 20
    nell says:

    I wonder if tomwatson is going to request that piers be brought before his committee, like the murdoch’s, to explain his actions?

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  12. 21
    Gordon Brown says:

    I love to blag.

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  13. 23
    Lee Jasper says:

    White men are obsessed with black men’s cocks.

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    • 27
      Peter Mandelson says:

      No not all. I prefer a Brazilian Brown myself.

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    • 35
      Mike Litorus says:

      No, we are just intrigued by black men who act like cocks.

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    • 42
      Lord Carrington's binoculars says:

      Lee, old mate.

      You are about as Black as I am Irish.

      You were adopted by a white couple and brought in Oldham, which was a very white place back then.

      A few years ago, Guido linked an entry from the ‘to Miss with Love’ blog, which was written by Catherine Birbalsingh.

      In it she vented beautiful righteous, rage about your performance at a public meeting in Lambeth, where you rambled on about going to Brixton market for yams and rice an’ pea and all that cod-Afro shit.

      You, mate, are a massive fake, brought up by by a white class family. What you know about growing up in a black inner city ghetto is precisely fuck all. Even your first children grew up in Manchester.

      Now bugger off.

      BTW – are you still living in that massive Victorian Terrace in Clapham, paying fuck-all rent?

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    • 64
      Ali G says:

      Speak for yourself honky.

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    • 130
      Dean Hunt says:

      Little Lee Jasper

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  14. 28
    Lord Carrington's binoculars says:

    Piers is really, really, going to take this badly.

    His mateyness with the ‘stars’ is his entire schtick.

    Like any Lefty, they just cannot take it when caught with their hand in the till.

    Look at Prescott and Bryant – caught out in their ‘private’ lives and bent on revenge for being exposed as adulterers and cheap internet tarts.

    Incidentally, keep a keen eye on Tom Watson – the fat scottish arse – who is trying to find anything from Hackgate to help launch an appeal for Tommy Sheridan and spring the gobshite socialist warrior from jail.

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  15. 29
    BM says:

    There is a God. Thank you, Guido

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  16. 31
    In Actuality, They're All Lying Cunts says:

    Who cares what Johnny-Middle-Class-Fucker-Who-Can-Afford-To-Fuck-Around-Pretending-Cuts-Affect-Me-And-My-Well-Off-Parents-Marbles thinks?

    Anyhow, even if this Piers fella does escape all this scrutiny surely he will be damaged by all this. If it were me and all totally untrue I would sue Guido for defamation/libel or whatever the fuck. I sure as hell wouldn’t employ Piers in my company, talk about losing customers confidence! CNN, we know you’re American and so principles and high integrity are just things to dream about and not actually obtain but Christ on a pole, sort it out!

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    • 39
      Mike Litorus says:

      He is like the fucking undead, if we don’t kill him he just gets stronger; he survived the fake pissing stories..

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    • 65
      LibelFreeZone says:

      I’m sure the statute of limitations has tolled on Morgan’s “criminal recklessness,” but he’s damaged goods no matter what he does. CNN will be COMPELLED to fire him, just to save face, and he’ll never get another jeernalist job again.

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  17. 40
    Pre-ordained says:

    How fitting is it that Piers’ employer is called Time Warner?

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  18. 41
    nell says:

    well we’ve had lists of people that the NI blagged hacked etc.

    When are we going to get the list of the people trinity mirror did the same to!

    And whilst we’re at it when are bliar, gordon et al are going to give us a chronological list of the media people they met, dined with, shared private jets with, accepted various freebies from, and holidayed with?

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    • 120
      interesting times says:

      Lord Jack McConnell (ex FM of Scotland) goes on holiday and shares the same villa with Kirsty Wark of Newsnight infamy….

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  19. 43
    The Piss Soaked Tramp Formally Known As TAT! says:

    I’m pissed as a fart but here is a good one for you all to soak in:

    “You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” — William Boetcker

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    • 54
      Fruitbat says:

      + 4

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    • 78
      LibelFreeZone says:

      Boetcker was describing “Tall Poppy Syndrome.” Prior to becoming British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher explained her philosophy to an American audience as “let your poppies grow tall”.

      Some commentators have argued that Tall Poppy Syndrome is a universal phenomenon, that is more common in some cultures. The concepts of janteloven, or “Jante law”, in Scandinavia, and “A kent yer faither” (English: I knew your father) in Scotland, are very similar. Similar phenomena are said to exist in the Netherlands (where it is called ‘maaiveldcultuur’). In the USA, Benjamin Franklin Fairless, president of United States Steel Corporation (1950), criticised such behaviour when he stated: “You cannot strengthen one by weakening another; and you cannot add to the stature of a dwarf by cutting off the leg of a giant.”

      A related concept is that of a crab mentality in which members of a disadvantaged community are seen as undermining the success of community members. The image is drawn from the observation that a crab clawing its way out of a bucket or barrel) is pulled back down by his fellows.

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        nell says:

        well that sounds clear as mud.

        I expect militwit and gordon understand it!

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        • 123
          LibelFreeZone says:

          Tall Poppy Syndrome is pejorative term to describe a social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit–politicians, celebrities and sports figures–are resented, attacked, cut down, or criticised because their talents or achievements elevate them above or distinguish them from their peers.

          Tabloids attack, cut down and criticize for nothing more than money. They use dirty means to find reasons to attack, cut down and criticize. It’s a very profitable business.

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          • Don't tell him Pike says:

            well it might be tall poppy syndrome but its just jealousy really…straight forward undiluted green eye…build ‘em up and enjoy watching them fall then repatriate them and post them to the establishment ranks of the ‘accepted’…. pathetic transparent bollocks.

            labour…just filth…just filth

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  20. 46
    nell says:

    I also wonder whether tom watson, as one of gordon’s innerbunker circle, alongside mcbride during his days at no.10 , accepted any freebies from the labour leftie press like the mirror?

    By the by where’s maguire at the moment?

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    • 53
      Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

      His the 3rd umpire at the Test Match.

      No balls all over the place.

      Baldwin selling crack to the indians.

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      • 88
        nell says:

        doubt it.

        can’t imagine someone like maguire of the mirror sustaining an interest in a sophisticated, civilised game like cricket.

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    • 131
      Dean Hunt says:

      Gordon Brown’s unopposed coronation.

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  21. 47
    Nadine Dorries says:

    Lick my clunge.

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  22. 49
    David Jones Investigation says:

    Oy Piers, where’s my money for the Mensch job!

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    • 102
      Piers Moron says:

      Strictly speaking as Louise Mental made you up in a desperately sad and pathetic attempt to deflect from her humiliating climbdown today, she doesn’t have to pay you.

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      • 161
        David Jones Investigation says:

        Dear Mr Moron, just because you have bugge*red off to the U.S. does not excuse you from paying your debt’s.

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  23. 51
    dr.sipp says:

    guido is on a mission

    lol

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  24. 52
    Ian says:

    Please Satan blow him up with an IED, as in “fake pictures of British soldier atrocities”. He’d whore his mother on Big Brother, and rape her to drum up trade.

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  25. 55
    nell says:

    And just a thought – did trinitymirror keep paying those invoices after 2003?

    Were they still paying them 2007-2011 (perhaps this is something we shall find out in the years to come)!

    If it is the case, we need to remember that mcbride, bullyballs, twatson, maguire, whelan were all gurning gordon’s inner circle , some of them connected to that sinister redrag website they were planning to launch.

    I wonder ,was there a plan to use mirror PI links to blag, hack into what were perceived as gordon’s ‘enemies’ to feed stories into redrag from gordon’s no.10 bunker!?

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  26. 56
    HenryV says:

    Louise for PM, now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  27. 57
    Melissa Kite says:

    Mrs Cameron pleaded with her husband back in the spring to end contact with the so-called Chipping Norton set and, in particular, News International chief Rebekah Brooks.

    Mrs Cameron, a successful businesswoman, was also dubious about Andy Coulson, with whom she clashed repeatedly after he entered Downing Street as her husband’s director of communications.
    ‘Coulson told her that everything she did had to go through him. He even tried to tell her what to wear a couple of times,’ said one Downing Street insider. ‘Sam would tell him to get lost.’

    In fact, Mrs Cameron was so hostile to Coulson that she brought in a trusted family friend, Isabel Spearman, to handle her affairs, cutting Coulson out completely.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2018147/MELISSA-KITE-Sam-smelled-rat–didnt-Dave.html

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  28. 61
    EC1 PhD says:

    Keep it up and don’t forget the sunny lotion.

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  29. 62
    Joe Public says:

    I’m just a normal bloke from Leicester. Guido, whoever you are, great job, Mr Piers Morgan needs to be brought down. Public opinion surely is that he is just an utter embarrassment to this great country of ours. You can always tell when someone is lying as they react angrily (his response to Louise M comments on CNN interview). He clearly thinks he’s beyond the law? too ‘famous’ to be sacked? pffft. He’s more expendable than a sheet of Andrex. You MUST keep up the good work Mr Fawkes.

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    • 164
      Anonymous says:

      You mean Mensch’s comments that were untrue and for which she has apologised?

      I’m not condoning him getting angry, but the guy is entitled to defend himself.

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    Good Position says:

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    • 79
      nell says:

      Ah! another interesting link – lordsugar of viglen that share that piers bought into, making a great profit and avoiding an insider trading penalty by the skin of his teeth.

      Talk about all in it together!!

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      • 83
        Thick as thieves. says:

        The original TAT. And it ain’t just Amstrad TAT.

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      • 98
        Osama the Nazarene says:

        Viglen also got the local authority PC contract during Liebor’s time in office.

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      • 134
        Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

        I’VE POSTED ON viglen AND THE sUGARY CONNECTION

        oops, caps lock off

        to PEERS (for, he will never be one) for several days now

        not a lot of folk seem to be saying much

        i took that as a possible sign that Guido and chums may be working on the story a la smoking gun…

        my efforts actually are to educate all those on the other side of the pond…

        we will see

        OMMMMMMM

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  31. 73
    We Are The People says:

    Fat Piers knew!

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  32. 81
    Nick Davies says:

    “Guido has – completely legally – obtained the raw data from the British Information Commissioner’s ‘Operation Motorman’ investigation.”

    Put up or shut up Fawkes. This is MY story, the pinnacle of my career.

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    • 125
      LibelFreeZone says:

      It sure is your story, Mr. Davies, and I give you my undying gratitude for the time, effort and courage you devoted to this effort. God bless you forever. I’m looking forward to purchasing your book.

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    • 136
      Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

      Replace pinnacle with nadir.

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  33. 82

    It’s all piling up against poor Piers. Please don’t come out with any more info……

    Let me…..I asked The Daily Mirror for help with my discovery about voicemail interception story. Piers was editor then. The newsroom got pretty excited when I showed them how to listen in to anyones private messages for free. They told me this was going to be a massive story and was going to be front page…
    They told me that they had ‘everybody’ onto it as they had a massive bank of phone numbers and were ringing everyone to get their reactions that their mobile’s voicemail had been tampered with. They said it was a massive story and was taking a long time to get through the numbers. I had daily contact with the newsdesk at the Daily Mirror. I cannot for legal reasons name the person however I believe that person now works for another newspaper.
    If you want to read my story of how I tried to raise the alarm to phonehacking in early 1999 and Peirs Morgans newspaper was the first tabloid I called after getting no help from Vodafone then visit my website http://www.hackergate.co.uk only set up 11 days ago.

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  34. 84
    Bill Quango MP says:

    Friends, yeomen, Countrymen!
    Trend me your Piers.
    Guid-o comes to bury Geezer,
    not to praise him.
    The evil that men do lives after them;
    The good is oft interred with their bones;
    So let it be with this Cheeser.
    The noble Brutus
    Hath told you Piers was ambitious:

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    • 101

      … let your own discretion
      be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the
      word to the action; with this special o’erstep not
      the modesty of nature: for any thing so overdone is
      from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the
      first and now, was and is, to hold, as ’twere, the
      Mirror up to nature; to show virtue her own feature,
      scorn her own image, and the very age and body of
      the time his form and pressure.

      The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
      Act 3, Scene 2: A hall in the castle.

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  35. 86

    er….. Nick Davies…..this is my story…..you’ve just been ignoring me like everyone else in the media. I tried to stop this 12 years ago with no help from anyone, including everyone at the Guardian I’ve been trying to speak to. Absolute wall of silence when it comes to the little guy trying to speak out. Thanks for nothing.

    You can get the credit for doing a lot of the groundwork for your newspaper and I commend you for the excellent work however, you weren’t there in 1999 trying to expose the security risk which I forecasted would be a national threat to security.

    I welcome your responses.

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  36. 89
    Bogeyman says:

    I don’t care about Piers. The beauty of this discovery is that it nails the Daily Mirror, which is a bigger pile of hypocritical Labour-loving shit than even the Guardian, if such a thing is possible.

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  37. 92
    nell says:

    Bottom line ….

    Who signed the cheques?!

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  38. 94
    Ed Miliband. says:

    Now I’m a union man
    Amazed at what I am
    I say what I think, that the company stinks
    Yes I’m a union man

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  39. 95
    Gordon Brown says:

    If anyone wants my number, it’s 0898 69 69 69.

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  40. 104
    Paul Cooper says:

    Yeah Bogeyman! what the fuck have the Guardian done recently? fuck all as far as i know!

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  41. 107

    I think Piers Morgan was one of Britain’s better newspaper editors. I remember one night in the Cambridge Pub in Holborn he said to me, “You will never make a journalist as long as you have a hole in your arse.” With that I finished serving him his drink and started crying. He slipped me a fiver and said, “here, buy all your friends a drink and keep the change.” Harsh I know, but he was right.

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  42. 112
    confused says:

    If the ICO knew all this why the hell didn’t they report it

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  43. 113
    Puzzled of Lauder says:

    Why put this out so late in the day Guido?

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  44. 115
    Nice work if you can get it says:

    Ex-Blair mandarin earning £4,400 A DAY in austerity Britain to advise on foreign aid

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2020409/Sir-Michael-Barber-paid-4-400-day-foreign-aid-advice.html#comments

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    • 142
      Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

      Replace that fucking Tavistock mind controlled fucking PC non-word austerity with POVERTY.

      Ditto – replace more Tavistock advanced social engineering crapola like credit crunch with ROBBERY.

      Start, everyone, using REAL words, rather than the fake words foisted on us by the mandarins in charge of the media/tee vee etc etc etc

      Replace GREEN with NAZI

      Replace carbon taxes with THEFT

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  45. 116
    Dean Hunt says:

    Sing Piers, sing! Don’t go down (on sex-starved albanian gangsters) on your own! Take the fat gang with you!

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  46. 119
    Ewanme says:

    LMAO !!

    You guys is up late ??

    E x

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    • 124
      Middle Watch says:

      Welcome to our world.

      It’s not unusual for watchkeepers to trip out on sleep overload either.

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    • 129
      Jack Carter says:

      The political machine never sleeps, Ewanme, and neither do Billy or I. What was the score in the cricket, BTW?

      Like

      • 135
        Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

        india 26-1, replying to 221 all out..l think!

        I was on liebour smear watch at the cricket…buts unlike last week, Balls, McBride, Whelan and Maguire aka, Ku Nts inc. were nowhere to be seen!

        hacking probably….or paying off Red Ed Milimong’s surgeon for not altering the little twats voice during his big conk op!

        Night Piers…dont let the jail bed bugs bite!

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  47. 141
    Late Night Moderator says:

    Having problems sleeping Piers? This is just the start, there is more to come. Don’t have nightmares. Lmao.

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    • 143
      Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

      Yeah, tweet that right up your puckering Jacksie, PEEERs (for you will NEVER be one), you kaaaaant!

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  48. 144
    Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

    I spot a VIGLEN moment…

    piersmorgan Piers Morgan @
    @Lord_Sugar No offence, Shugs, but can you get back to abusing me now? All this support is unsettling for our followers.
    10 hours ago

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  49. 147
    Anonymous says:

    Guido

    Your work here has been excellent

    The bastards in politics, the media and the police have been found wanting. They are dazzled by the glare of your investigative torch. They hate light being shone on them. I know from my own experience of them that they will scurry around eventually tring to blame you or me for all of this because ‘they’ are above such things. How the ‘mighty’ are fallen.

    Thatcher was corrrect about the notion of ‘the enemy within’ That enemy has proved to be not relly the unions but the whole political system and people involved in this country. How we as a population have allowed this to happen I’m not sure. But we are now confronted with the biggest headache we have had since the second world war – how to get rid of the fascist that run the country!!

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  50. 150
    mitch says:

    Oh dear, Piers is a Hunt eh?. who would have guessed .

    time to go piers you lying little shit weasel no more slebs, no more money and for us NO MORE FUCKING “YOU” YOU TALENT FREE WANKER hahahahahahaha.

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  51. 153
    The BBC.... says:

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

    Now in a major breaking news story the BBC has discovered that James Murdoch wears glasses and continues to make money and that David Cameron knew that Andy Coulson had worked for News International before employing him…over to our Political Editor Nick Robinson for even more bullshit and spin…………

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  52. 160
    Britain's No-Talent says:

    Rather strange that the multi-talentless Piers is a judge on a show called Britain’s Got Talent. Now, if there was a programme called Britain’s Got Tossers, he’d be perfect.

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  53. 163
    I can't believe it's not raining !! says:

    Even with the Guardian and BBC spinning “Hackgate” for all their worth ;NHS waiting lists going up ; Government U-Turns galore;”Dave’s” Debacle in Libya and the Economy going nowhere ; and the Coalition Partners at each others throats.. Labour still can’t make the breakthrough necessary to stand a chance of winnning the next election….just goes to show that you should never underestimate the power of “The Miliband Effect”…the Gift that just keeps on giving…..Cameron must give up a prayer every day for Labour picking such a useless leader when he should be at least 30 points behind in the polls

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  54. 167
    ron b says:

    Piers Morgan and Chris Huhne have much in common – unctiousness and contumeliousness for starters…..

    I’ll get my coat…….

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  55. 172
    ISO 9000 says:

    Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definately be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment.

    iso 9000

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  56. 173
    Henry Ford says:

    Just a thought but i wonder who investigated the Viglen/Morgan share dealing incident.Was Yeats around then?.Seemed to be swept under the carpet.All involved were Labour friendly although im sure this was just a coincidence

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    • 191
      Redberry says:

      Who was responsible for carrying out DTI investigations? Civil servants maybe? Whoever it was, they were notoriously inactive in their pursuit of wrongdoers. Not sure the police were involved, and if they were it may have been City rather than Met.

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  57. 174
    TGF UKIP says:

    Like watching a Jack Russell with a rat – carry on shaking it Guido!

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  58. 175
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Cuba… wonder what his preference will be.

    Like

  59. 178
    On Harman Pride's Dossier says:

    No crosshairs yet Guido?

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  60. 180
    That's News says:

    Did Piers just hope it would all go away?

    Did Miliband realise that when he pointed the finger at Coulson he was also pointing at not only Piers Morgan, but also his beloved Daily Mirror/Sunday People?

    Miliband cannot say he was not warned to keep his mouth shut.

    Did Labour realise they had voted for a total duffer as their leader?

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  61. 182
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    ‘Never liked to ask’ is a bit like ‘made an excuse and left.’ Believe it or is it bullshit.
    Good öl’ Delboy Piers is getting deeper into the brown stuff without the BULL!!

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  62. 185
    They are what they are. Edinburgh dogshite and nothing else says:

    Piers the clown is going down. Lmao

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  63. 186
    Piers Morgan staggering around in his Beatle Crushers says:

    Not even a useful idiot is he?

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  64. 195
    John Ward says:

    Frankly Guido, Motorman stats are old news. The invoices thing is good, but only a fraction of the £3M that was available at Newscorp on Rebekah Coulson’s watch.
    The Left is pumped up with hubris at the moment. Watson et al have major plans to start another rumpus about email blagging and the theft of Ed’s Balls. The game from here on is to nail ACTUAL stuff that Morgan did – and MGN knew about.
    Here’s a starter for ten:

    http://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/hackgate-day-199-how-the-authorities-were-warned-about-hacking-danger-in-1999/

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  65. 196
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Piers is innocent and I am neither a Pervert nor a Trougher.

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  66. 197
    Barnabas Scudamore says:

    Beautiful !

    Neither myself nor Mrs Barnabus Scudamore got too where we are today by not spotting a “wrong-un” and morgan (no, not a mistake the lack of a capital m in his surname is purposeful), is most definetely a Wrong-un.

    I always thought his eyes were too close together – something in my neck of the woods indicates a “wrong-un”.

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  67. 198
    Master of Understatement says:

    He certainly gives the impression of being a very slimy unsavoury character.
    If he wasn’t involved in underhand and unscrupulous activity I would be astonished.

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  68. 199
    Bernard Rieux says:

    Will Morgan return to Britain voluntarily to be arrested, or will he await extradition proceedings, and try to fight them?

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    • 200
      Pitilessbastard says:

      I think he’ll go for the spectacular shotgun-under-the-chin, brains-all-over-the-weathergirl style exit, live on CNN. Might give his ratings a boost.

      Like

    • 201
      Barnabas Scudamore says:

      This is a very good point – something that I did not think of ! Interesting.

      Like

  69. 202
    Mark says:

    Now we find out the true value of a strong UK – US extradition treaty actually is :)

    Like


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