Denied Day in Court

So after Guido having instructed solicitor Robert Dougans of Bryan Cave to formally submit a Witness Statement to Lord Justice Leveson, as so compelled under threat of imprisonment, Lord Justice Leveson now says he is discharging Guido from appearing tomorrow. Well Guido had a lot to say.

It is almost as if they are embarrassed at the string of cock-ups. First of all no crime has been committed. The evidence was not restricted until after it was published. Some might think that an inquiry into matters like press hacking and privacy should be careful to protect itself from press leaks.

Alastair Campbell went from “shocked” on Sunday at his draft evidence leaking to the media to explaining this morning that actually he had emailed his dodgy document to a few journalists, politicians and friends. How shocking to discover that there was no WMD it leaked.

So all that dark guff about the Leveson Inquiry’s computer security being compromised turned out to be rubbish and Alastair Campbell is shown to be a disingenuous manipulator, again. Oh, and under the terms of the Restriction Order Guido is not allowed to tell you what he was going to tell the judge in his Witness Statement tomorrow. Suffice to say Guido was refusing point blank to reveal his source’s name. Maybe Guido should just email it to a few close journalist friends…

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Former Screws political editor Ian Kirby updates Facebook status

“Is astonished. I never knew there were two Alastair Campbells. The one I know told me Peter Mandelson was insane, but insisted I used it anonymously, persuaded Tony Blair to change the law in response to News of the World campaigns, spent years trying to befriend the Daily Mail and invented the claim that Sir John Major wore his shirt tucked in his underpants. He also encouraged me and Andy Coulson to ask Tony Blair if he and Cherie were in the Mile High Club to make a good headline. I’m worried that AC has been kidnapped and no-one noticed.”

Downing Street Strike Breaker

According to a tweet from The Sun, glamorous Gabby Bertin, the PM’s press secretary is breaking the strike to man the border at Heathrow.

Echoes of Churchill’s strike breaking aristocratic bus drivers from the 1926 General Strike…

No PMQs Coverage Today

Neo-Guido is in Russia nursing a hang-over and Guido is otherwise engaged. Sorry.

David Cameron tells Ed Miliband at PMQs…

“He is irresponsible, left-wing and weak.”

Campbell Shocked to Learn Journalists Leak

Alastair Campbell, the noted moralist and ethicist, told the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics this morning that he

“…sent various drafts at various stages to different people who were helping me, lawyers, three people in the media and various people from my time in politics.. I’ve not yet been able to check to whom I sent the draft that appeared.”

Who knew that journalists leak?

Not Alastair Campbell apparently…

What the Judge Said…

The judge in the Katia Zatuliveter case says she was prone to what “was little more than a late teenage crush”. Not the first time the self-confessed teen fondler has got himself in that situation…

Watson Apologises to Judge

This was sent to a co-conspirator in response to a question as to why Tom Watson MP isn’t in trouble:

Thank you for your email.

The Inquiry is satisfied that Mr Watson obtained his version of the statement from the Guido Fawkes website, rather than through other means. As soon as Mr Watson became aware that the Inquiry had not released the statement formally, he removed it from his website. He has apologised to Lord Justice Leveson and to Alastair Campbell and the Inquiry does not, therefore, intend to take this any further.

Kind regards,
The Leveson Inquiry Team

The Guardian’s legal eagle Joshua Rozenberg has written an article which is supportive, and reckons Leveson was wrong on the law.

He might say that, but Guido couldn’t possibly comment…

Autumn Statement

Guido wants to see measures that help the squeezed-middle, the tax paying voters who elected this government.

Prepare to be disappointed…[…]


Hancock's Russian Lolita Lover Not a Spy

It looks like blog favourite Mike Hancock will be free to enjoy the company of his young Russian lover once again.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission has dismissed MI5’s claim that Ekaterina Zatuliveter, lover and former aide to Mike Hancock, works for Russian intelligence.[…]


Request for Service

from Guy Fawkes
date Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 9:47 AM
subject Request for Service

Dear Sirs,

Yesterday afternoon I became aware, via calls from journalists, that an order had been made against me. As I told the journalists and is widely reported this morning, I had not received any such order at that time.[…]


Campbell Draft Evidence to Leveson Inquiry RemovedPending Legal Advice

Until seeing this tweet a few minutes ago from the BBC’s political correspondent, Ross Hawkins, Guido had not seen the restriction order.

There are phone and fax numbers plus an email address clearly indicated in the right hand column below.[…]


So What Do We Think?

“The Speaker’s coat of arms has been developed by the College of Arms. The design includes: a ladder, representing Mr Speaker’s family’s humble beginnings; four roundels representing Mr Speaker’s interest in tennis and Mr Speaker’s ex officio role as the Chairman of the Boundary Commissions of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; scimitars or seaxes as used on the coat of arms of the county of Essex where Mr Speaker went to university.[…]


Ed Miliband says

“I don’t support strikes because they are always a sign of failure.”


We're All in This Together

MPs are going to suffer this Wednesday.  Catering staff are going on strike, so no £15-for-three-courses subsidised meals on expenses for them. It is tough at the top…[…]


GQ Give Guido Oxygen of Publicity

When we were anonymous we were cowards, now we have come out from behind the mask we’re publicity seekers. No pleasing some people. The GQ editors have done their list of influential men again, this year Guido is joined by Neo-Guido at 28, just ahead of Jeremy Hunt and behind Hugh Grant. […]


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Trump jokes about media bias…

“The media is even more biased against me than ever before. You want the proof? Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loves it. It’s fantastic. They think she’s absolutely great. My Wife Melania gives the exact same speech! And people get on her case! And I don’t get it! I don’t know Why!”

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