October 26th, 2011

Mirror’s Lawyers Increasing Work Load

Back in July, Trinity Mirror Group brought in City lawyers Herbert Smith “to help it in its dealings with the judge-led inquiry”. Guido has to wonder what this “help” really means and whether we will see some Harbottle & Lewis/ News International style “dealings”. Whether we will get a whitewash remains to be seen, but Mirror Group’s actions thus far don’t exactly inspire confidence. Either way their work load must be on the increase, especially given that the Mirror Group have already had the finger pointed at them


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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    How are theshares valued?

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    Hang The Bastards says:

    What has this got to do with our EU Referendum ?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Oh and this will on the Guardian fron page with full phone-hacking live blog, right now!

    Right now!

    hang on, Right Now!!!!

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    I expect the BBC will be covering this in full

    It’s Our BBC apparently

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    BBC Press Office says:

    Unfortunately we are unable to reschedule to cover this story. We are running a two hour Panorama special tonight which discusses in graphic detail why more than 80% of men dress on the left.

    We found this conclusion very comforting as it supports our Corporation’s natural leanings.

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    Sarah says:

    MacShaneski – why the CPS delay?

    Why so many laptops?

    Any normal employee would have been sacked on the spot & charged with theft.

    If he gets away with this then there is no justice & Great Britain.

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    nell says:


    Yes but sign this one too.

    Abolish the license fee for the bbc

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    Tony Bliar is a complete cunt says:

    Oh there is justice in Great Britain, the more money you have the better the justice system works for you………..

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    nell says:

    Wasn’t he also claiming vast expenses for an office that was in fact an old garage occupied by a car?

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    Twitterati says:

    Murky promotion on the BBC Childrens website today, that other Left Wing hypocritefest:


    Perhaps it fits in with their love of cocaine, telly tax funded parties and expenses fiddling….

    Do as I say, not as I do…..

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    Macshane says:


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    Chris Huhne says:


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    David Laws says:


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    Ah! Monika says:

    They will steal anything:-

    A bag-snatcher on a bicycle pinched a bag of poo from an elderly dog-walker in Worthing.

    The thief rode past the pensioner near the Post Office in High Street, Tarring, and grabbed a bag she had been using to clean up after her dog.

    A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: “A male on his pushbike came past her and snatched the bag, perhaps thinking that there was something of value inside.

    “The lady was not harmed and clearly the thief stole nothing of value.”

    The crime took place at 10.45am on Sunday.

    The suspect was described as a black teenager.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 0845 6070999.

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    Handycock says:


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    Cell time says:

    Thank you Nell, signed

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    Anonymous says:

    Signed, let’s rid ourselves of these marxist gabshites.

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    billy doesn't live here anymore says:

    It that a euphemism for bummers?

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    Handycock the Hobbitt and Russian Spy Shagger says:

    Many of you do not know as I asked to keep it secret, except from my local Newspaper that is in my pocket. That I attended Katya’s trial yesterday as a witness.


    There was controversy about whether or not I went on a visit to Iraq with the Defence Select Committee. I did not go because there is no shagging to be had in Iraq. I did however tell Katya and my wife that I was going because I was on to a sure thing elsewhere, and I did not want to hurt their feelings and drop myself it it with them. I am all heart aren’t I? And it’s all done on taxpayer’s funds. Jahbulon.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I want some man batter on my cocoa pops…..NOW!

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    All Plod has to do is look out for a black teenager opening a bag and exclaiming, “Shit!”

    Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    Petitioniste says:

    5324. Tha’s quite impressive in a day.

    At this rate our MPs will have a nice little Christmas present.

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    Labour Party says:

    No it is OUR BBC – never forget that.

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    former lib dem mp who has to remain nameless says:

    It was my rent boy picking up lunch.

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    Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

    Media Groups in league with State in Phoney Drug War, while the Elite fill their Swiss Bank accounts with Billions in non Taxed Cash, No wonder they want to keep it going.

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    Johann Hari says:

    I can reveal exclusively that the Mirror’s lawyers have an increasing workload.

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    Cameron 1 - 0 Miliband says:

    I thought Cameron was on very good form today. Miliband was very glum throughout as Cameron took the piss out of Labour’s hypocrisy on various policies.

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    So it will have been œaten by now?

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    Dobby says:


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    Dobby says:

    Is this a secret meeting or what?

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    The Truth is banned from Parliament says:

    According to Brillo, Bercow has banned Dave from using the words Mug and Hypocite ever again.

    Why , when it’s the truth?

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    Frustrated Portsmouth Constituent says:

    The newspaper article above allowed comments when it first went on line. They were all crtical of Handycock. The comments were all pulled and no further comment is allowed.Clear evidence that he has the Portsmouth News in his pocket. No wonder he has been getting away with his disgraceful, crooked and treasonous behaviour for so many years. Freedom of the Press? No such thing in Portsmouth.

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    Billy Bowden is the world's greatest umpire! says:

    ” The text we got said David Cameron supports African gays,the fucking idiot – will pull story.”

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    The Squeaker strikes again says:

    Bercow’s just ruled that the words “mug” and “hypocrites” are unparliamentary language and won’t be allowed again. Could it have anything to do with the words having been used today by Cameron to describe Labour?

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    It's Werritty again says:

    Sky News says Labour are demanding inquiry into a relationship between Adam Werritty and defence minister Gerald Howarth.

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    Moddy Botty says:

    Young Jimmy just cannot remember of course you believe that one Guido

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    Moddy Botty says:

    Of they are not daft, who makes the laws and who administers the law, look no further

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    Moddy Botty says:

    Down boy!

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    Moddy Botty says:

    And there were three

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    Dress it up anyway you like but...... says:

    This is nothing more than prostitution.

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    To be fair says:

    To be fair, the lap tops would not be all for him, Im sure he has been very generous with his friends and family.

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