November 27th, 2011

Exclusive: Alastair Campbell Evidence to Leveson
Speculates Morgan’s Mirror Hacked Cherie Blair’s Voicemail


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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Tears for Piers.

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    McChannaman says:

    Hopefully this double standard of attacking News International while ignoring the Mirror’s transgressions can now come to an end…

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    Ampers says:

    The ANC in South Africa has passed a law forbidding journalists to report on Government Corruption.

    I guess we are going that way.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    One slight problem tho, this is alistiar Campbell we are talking about, the man couldnt lie straight in bed.

    Just because evidence seems to back up your point of view doesnt mean it is 100% truth.

    I switched on this week other week and Campbell was on the sofa with Portello i think, is it a weekly thing?

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    Such a shame, And we all know Piers is such a nice chap…(chuckle).

    I wonder if anything more substantial will come out though.

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    Shall I put the Kettle on says:

    Piers Moron

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    Amperes the problem we have is our press is over 3/4’s full of nasty venal lying hacks who would not know the truth if it bit them on the arse, let alone report it.

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    Grammar School Boy says:

    Who’da thunk it, eh?

    Mirror, mirror on the wall……

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    Left Foot says:

    By the way as the Blairs are good Catholics, why do they practice contraception?

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    Anonymous says:

    Let me get this right, did the Mirror actually hack her phone or did Campbell simply suspect they hacked it?

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    Qui Bono says:

    If you were married to Cherie, would you need contraception ever again?

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    Lescromps says:

    Well fair play to you on this one,you certainly stuck your head up,I bet they,r consulting there legals as we speak,hope your advice is sound,nice one

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    Mahdi Hassan has a small cock says:

    I hope he was well remunerated. Imagine having to listen to Cherie Blairs voice as a day job…

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    ffs! says:

    Who fucking cares?!

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    Dwayne Dibley Ed says:

    We mutht save The Mirror at all cothts comwades whatever hacking they have done, booooo to Alisdair

    Now back to thitting on the fenth about strikes whilst actually taking all that lovely union lolly!

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    Spank Sinatra says:

    Nice to see the reptiles turn upon each other. I can already see Campbell’s faux outrage at the excesses of the media. What a hypocrite.

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    Anonymous says:

    If Brillo can have that other 2nd home liar & thief on the prog why complain about a further unsavory character?

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    Anonymous says:



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    I Squiggle says:

    I followed the link to the original – why the redacting?

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    Lefty hags says:

    Hacked into Tessa Jowell’s voicemail as well, that private Dick must have had a strong stomach.

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    Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    Tom Fatson on suicide watch….he has been very quiet since Leveson exposed every other paper hacking and blagging and ruined his one paper agenda.

    Then again, A Campbell, T Baldwin, Dodgy dossier, Government weapons inspector, A Gillingham,BBC, 45 minute warning, hacking, blagging, death, suicide, manslaughter, murder, Liebour, D Kelly, T Bliar, Blood on Hands…

    Put that into some order and just see how corrupt and dirty the looney left are…

    They even hack their own kind.






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    Guido sees the light says:

    Have you really gone to Ireland guido and not Damascus?

    Has some blinding light convinced you that Campbell is capable of telling the truth?

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    Pedant#1 says:

    It was an immaculate conception!

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    The Meissen Bison says:

    This really doesn’t amount to much – it’s all conjecture possibly barring nasty messages from Ms Wade and who’s going to feel sorry for AC being on the receiving end of nastiness?

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    Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t matter really Ampers;even when it is revealed only a few minor characters are prosecuted (receiving a slap on the wrist sentence),whilst the other miscreants are left to carry on with their shenanigans.

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    Anonymous says:

    Let’s re-read Oborne on Campbell before we get over excited.

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    a non says:

    Snippets of fact entwined in a classic Alistair Campbell smokescreen.

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    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Give us this day our daily rumour. Campbell should know more about manipulating the truth than most journos, the king of rumourland. Talk about kettles calling pots black!

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    Anonymous Misogynist says:

    Shocked. RIP Gary…

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    Alastair Campbell says:

    This is all very depressing.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Me too, cant really believe it.

    R.I.P Gary

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    ++ BREAKING WING ++ says:

    Gary Speed has died aged 42.

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    The failure of the guardians says:

    FFS. The real story here is that the Prime Minister’s wife did not have her voicemail protected and MI6 had fallen down on the job.

    Every man, his dog and his dog’s cat knew how to access someone elses voicemail. Did no one in british security consider that Mrs Blair was so thick that she may have left her voicemail on the default PIN setting?

    And I think it goes without saying that Campbell would have been fully aware of this voicemail access wheeze.

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    Taxfodder says:

    Lessons will be learned, blah blah cwummph! no stone unturned, integrity and rule of law blah blah, despicable display of skulduggery, an englishmans worg is his blonde zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz hic! What oh yes….and don’t forget Vote for me…I’m a hard up so a grand a pop and I will speak words of mass dysfunction on anything you like to anybody you like.

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    annette curton says:

    While I don’t doubt that all the mainstream press were using the same tactics to obtain information by devious means but the assertion by Campbell that somebodies phone must have been hacked because “only a tiny number of people in Downing Street knew” (of Cherie’s pregnancy), is hardly proof of anything when we all know that politicians are not the sort of people to be trusted with information of any kind and Alastairs past record of telling porkies speaks for itself.

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    Anonymous says:

    Never heard of him. life goes on.

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    Breaking News says:

    Billy Bowden has been put on Suicide Watch after the death of friend and confidant Gary Speed

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    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Campbell claims he suspects they hacked it, to be precise.

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    Why are we waiting? says:

    hurry up Guido, I’m getting a bit bored waiting for your contra Leveson big midday exclusive eath shattering blog.

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    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    People seem to forget there were 2 dodgy dossiers.

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    Osama the Nazarene says:

    The journalists will have to travel to Ireland now.

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    Gordon McMental says:

    What about tears for me? Has everyone forgotten my speech? My pain? How I saved the world?

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    Osama the Nazarene says:

    …but he’s also seen …invoices in relation to myself [himself] and others, being paid by The Mirror to private investigator Jonathan Rees. Cherry Blair could be one of the others?

    Slightly more substantial than luvvie Hugh Grants suppositions that the Mail on Sunday was hacking his voice mail|

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    Gordon Brown says:

    It’s so sad as I only spoke to him yesterday and wished him well with the success he’s had at Wales.

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    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Why did he hang himself? His team was doing so well recently.

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    Penny Dreadful says:

    Suspects only. He has no evidence that Caplin’s phone was hacked – see page 12 at bottom. Page 13 at top – “think[s] it is at least possible” that Cherie’s phone hacked. In same paragraph muddies possibility that pregnancy news could have been leaked in other way rather than hacking.

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    Lou Scannon says:

    Lord knows there are too many of them already.

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    Deeply Regret says:

    Absolutely. The public sector is striking to protect pensions that alreay have to borrow from the Chinese to pay for, our doors are wide open to anyone that fancies a shot at our benefits system and our largest trading partner is choking in debt. So who gives a fuck about Campbell, Moron and Cherie Blair – they’re ghosts from the past. Guido, I love your blog but you need to get out more.

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    Gordon's Gin says:

    Did you mean heath shattering?

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    Sweeney Todd says:

    Shaved the world, you mean – with a cut-throat razor.

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    annette curton says:

    Alastair Campbell has never told a porkie in his life and there is no truth in the rumours that his ‘evidence’ may have been sexed up.

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    Anonymous says:

    I wonder who benefits with Alastair Campbell providing this statement to Leveson?

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    Osama the Nazarene says:

    I do, if it sucks in Piers and the Mirror.

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    Sweeney Todd says:

    Was the news leeked ?

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    aboukir says:

    I am sure the relatives of David Kelly will sympathise with Campbell and Blair about how unfair stories, (by invasions of privacy) were planted in the press. No doubt too, that Andrew Gilligan willl sympathasise with Campbell how biased media organisation will sack you for doing your job..

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    strange orange fucker says:

    Peter Hain will be back on BBC sharing Wales’ pain and grief

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    Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    You can be sure that someone in the Moron/Mirror camp will now try and shaft and expose dirty campbell!

    Talk about Circular Firing squad.

    Light the fuse, watch them all do each other in.

    Get in…

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    annette curton says:

    A work of fiction containing murder, mystery and the obligatory sex scene written in schoolboy prose.

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    Jimmy says:

    “I think it is at least possible this is how the stories got out”

    And the rest of Fleet St were too cowardly to go take this as confirmation? It’s incomprehensible.

    Order Order: never knowingly undersold

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    Capt Renault says:

    I’m shocked – shocked – to find that gambling is going on in here!

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    why isnt he in jail? says:

    I’d sooner believe that Campbell leaked the story.

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    Deeply Regret says:

    The vile lizard on Sky just now. His elbows are exceptionally sharp.

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    The Paragnostic says:

    42. No age at all. RIP Gary – a true professional and a proud and well loved Welshman.

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    v sad says:

    So, the Speed limit in Wales is now 42?

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    nell says:

    And when is the ‘lovely’piers due to appe@r before leveson? before or after theslimycampbell.

    I do hope it’s after, that was leveson will have something to question him about.

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    B Boid says:

    I think not.

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    OccupyGuido says:


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    nell says:


    aly ‘tormentor of d r dav id kell ly’ campbell misrepresented.

    That’ll be the day!!1

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    E I Addio says:

    Is there no Facebook page I can go to? I’m too shocked to write more

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    Chris Huhne says:

    They got the wrong guy. Phew !

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    Anonymous says:

    Well done Billy, you’ve found a tweet that’s relevant and worth reading.

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    annette curton says:

    Ha,Ha,Ha, watch it Guido & bloggers everywhere you are on the hit list next, stay well clear of paracetamol and pencil sharpeners.

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    not a machine says:

    Oh surely not , I mean couldnt possibly stoop any lower than fake army photos ………..

    Interesting morning , wonder if Eds Boss is happy with him putting wrong facts out about pensions for low paid public sector?

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    Penny Dreadful says:

    Campbell doesn’t actually have evidence that her phone was hacked. He merely suspects.

    Valid point that someone slipped up on the job of security though.

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    E I Addio says:

    ya ya we know.

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    Bill Postas says:

    This is Guido’s idea of a quiet weekend ?

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    From dodgy dossier to dodgy statement says:

    So what we really have here is that Cherie was with child and family, friends and workmates were in the know. The Labour supporting Mirror found out and Campbell is saying that the only way the paper could have got that info was by hacking a phone?

    What utter tosh. All those who knew also had friends, family and workmates to confide the news to and so on. Then there are the medical people and of course Carole Caplin and her shady acquaintances.

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    Engineer says:

    “Alistair Campbell accuses someone of misrepresenting something.”


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    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    This is the BBC.

    We don’t care we’re not interested all we want is Sky wiped out so we can show all the TV and charge you all a fortune and if any of you Hunts don’t pay up we’ll send you to jail.

    Do you know how much a good quality line of Charlie cost us these days?

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    Blood on your hands. says:

    Not as shocked as Dr K elly was when you leaked his details to the press campbell.

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    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Note to Alistair Campbell

    Get cancer and die you fucking Hunt.

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    Lord Stansted says:

    “… seen fit to leak ..” Shock horror, Campbell complaining about leaks. Who would have thought it.

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    Anonymous says:

    Trust you to turn up like a pedo at a baby shower.

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    annette curton says:

    The Pot & Kettle Inquiry would be an apt name.

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    T B£air Associates says:

    I am shocked. Poor Alistair. He was always Labpur’s true friend. And because of him – I became very rich indeed. Must dash, bye.

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    Smear is what Labour does best says:

    When there was a train crash when Labour were in government, Labour got the names and addresses of all those victims in the crash, and smeared them in the press when they dared question rail safety under Labour.

    More relevant now as Labour deliberately stole Railtrack from shareholders, to create Network rail, a QUANGO that cost considerably more to run, for the benefit of Network Rail bosses and not passengers.

    Why was there no police investigation into this Labour smearing activity?

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    Luvvy Logic says:

    Strange how all these Luvvies say they want to protect the freedom of the press, as long as the press is not free to write what they want about them.

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Well yeah, she might spunk up your arse and who knows what the toxins could do.

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    Android says:

    The farker’s still using a blackberry. Old school.

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    Lady Android says:

    A bit strong, but in the right ballpark.

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    les says:

    The Mirror won’t make the headlines if the BBC and lefty press have anything to do with it – the headline will be about the threatening text messages from Wade & Murdoch’s office as usual with a bit of Jowell thrown in!

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    Song contest says:

    Dollar did a song about that, the chorus goes…

    Mirror mirror mon amour,
    Send me what I’m waiting for,
    Pick me a prison cell,
    Fine, so fine!

    Mirror mirror mon amour,
    Give me what I’m waiting for,
    Give me a mighty big fine,
    A fine, big fine!

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Or did they? Whether Cherie’s been banged is hardly news. This could all have been planned. As if anyone gives 2 shits if Hugh Grant shagged Steve Coogan when Lord Browne, Ron Dennis, Mervyn King etc could, you know, have genuinely affected things. This is just showbuziness and a media circle jerk which only has volunteers. Not half as good as Scrapheap Challenge.

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    The Elephant in the Parlour says:

    If Guido went beyond the reach of a super-injunction, one assumes that one of the players in this story has a super-injunction in their favour. Of course, we cannot even discuss the existence of a super-injunction. It’s all so Francis Urquhart: “You might think so, but I couldn’t possibly comment.”

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Tony was looking weary after a day spent massaging the truth, his ego and the accounts of his foundation. His thoughts turned to the wide and inventive mouth of Cherie, her plump bank account, and the Rwandan affairs that they would surely discuss later in the day. Reveries of romping naked on Mexican beaches, smeared in mud and papaya, experiencing the rebirth and the wisdom of the ancients (as befitted the Anointed One) filled his feverish brow. He allowed himself a little smile as he thought of the dusky (and suitably rich) Jewess that awaited him on his return to the Promised Land, but for now concentrated on the matter at hand, which was how to spin his lust for oil money and his latest friend, the benevolent ruler of Kazakhstan… (cont. p94 of Forum mag).

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    nightwatch says:

    It is disquieting to witness a man of probity being genuinely shocked.

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    Eye Fone says:

    Yes so yesterday Anne. I thought only rioting Chavs used blackberries these days

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Your Android replica is playing up again –
    When she comes she calls Siri’s name.

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    Half a million dead Iraq civilians says:

    I don’t think he knows the meaning of pain.

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    Dick the Prick says:

    He’s never claimed to be Alphaville or Speccie Coffee House but yeah, can get a bit tedious. I guess we’re at early days and watching Murdoch get his revenge may take a few months so i’d recommend toast rather than popcorn – more versatile and better for you. Like a drunken bitch fight on Donny High Street after closing time – fuck ‘em.

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    “…and of course Carole Caplin and her shady acquaintances.”

    That would be Tony and Cherie Blair themselves would it not?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Just cant get over the news about Gary speed.

    one of the good guys

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    Jumbo says:

    Life must be tough when you have lied repeatedly in court about a murder in which you were complicit. Not cunning but certainly a (revolting) stunt and certainly for the firing squad when the revolution comes.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    NATO has apologised after accidentally firing a missile at a Parkistani army base killing 24 soldiers, calling it a “tragic unintended incident”. Fortunately, the good news is the missile was about to be decommissioned so no financial loss was incurred.

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    Disaffected says:

    They deserve all they get. The public deserve a better account for the reasons behind the Iraq war, death of Dr Kelly and Blair’s relationship with Murdoch.

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    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    I hear Amy Winehouse doed recently too.

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    A plague on ALL their houses says:

    I have only one thing to say relevant to Mr Campbell…” Dodgy Dossier”…all other comment is irrelevant

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    Who in their right mind would believe anything Campbell has to say? That bastard lies even when he doesn’t have to just to keep in practice.

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    Jimmy says:

    Never bite the hand that spoonfeeds.

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    Alistair Campbell makes me ashamed to be human says:

    Quite so Billy. Having just had a cursory look at his statement, I had to laugh –

    ‘If the public knew the truth about politicians, they would be pleasantly surprised.’ Does he think we’re stupid? Or is he just living on a different planet to real people? He blames the the public for being cynical. Does he think we have forgotten the expenses scandal?

    ‘What the politicians say gets less coverage on the broadcast media than what the journalist says about it.’ Has he not heard of the Parliament Channel? The Politics Show? The Daily Politics? Or that well known Organ of the Left, Newsnight?

    He says that the Freedom on Information Act is ‘not used properly.’ So he wants to limit this, does he?

    Like Kinnock before him, he claims that the British Press AND the BBC (hilarious, I know) are right-leaning, and that THIS IS WRONG and SOMETHING MUST BE DONE ABOUT IT.

    Finally, he calls Rebekah Wade a bully. The words ‘pot, kettle’ and ‘black’ spring to mind.

    And to think, people are taking this man seriously.

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    Who in their right mind would believe anything Campbell has to say? That bastard lies even hen he doesn’t have to just to keep in practice.

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    Just asking says:

    Has Gary Speed died at the age of 42?

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I think Gary Speed misunderstood the Welsh FA when they explained to him he must manage the Welsh team on a tight shoestring.

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    Oops, double posted! Still, it’s like Labour under Campbell re-announcing old policies.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Yes see up thread.

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    annette curton says:

    Mills & Boon
    Dear Alistair,
    Re the draught of your latest pot-boiler that we have received, while not wishing to appear negative we feel your talents may be better served in another field, a career in politics perhaps?.
    Yours etc.
    PS, don’t send us any more shite!

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    If Tony Blair managed to shred all those things he didn’t want others to see, I wonder why Alastair Campbell did not do the same?

    Imagine Piers must be packing the Imodium inside him wholesale now.

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    What about her penile warts?

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    Hain says:

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    annette curton says:

    Mills & Boon
    Dear Alistair,
    Re the draught of your latest pot-boiler that we have received, while not wishing to be negative we feel your talents may be better served in another field, a career in politics perhaps?.
    Yours etc.
    PS, don’t send us any more shite!

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    Wendy Bendy says:

    Nothing on the main press about this. Typical. Well done Guido. Why are we having some idiotic public enquiry about “the press”, when the real action has moved on elsewhere.

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    Cast-Iron Cameron says:

    Not at all. I will appoint a panel of Guardian journalists, BBC journalists, racial awareness activists, labour party activists, pro-EU activists, anti-fascist activists. They will simply check all newspaper and blog articles for accuracy, political bias, illegal pro-England fruitcake attitudes, to convert all measurements into metric and to check they come up to our modern standards to redress racial and sexual discrimination. Then that article will be legal to publish. Simples.

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    Unlike what Labour trotted out, some things do bear repeating.

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    Unlike what Labour trotted out, some things do bear repеating.

    Doh! pеa, pеa, pеa, pеa, pеa, pеa, pеa, pеa, pеa, pеa, pеa.

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    Wendy Bendy says:

    Why isn’t Hain tweeting about how awful it is for poor Alistair to suffer someone leaking about him? Does he not care? has he no pity? How awful for Alistair’s family, expecially when he was doing no job whatsoever.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    A woman goes into a grocery store and approaches a young assistant.
    “Good morning, how can I help you” asks the man.
    “I’ll just have a pound of broccoli, please” requests the woman.
    “Sorry, but, I’m afraid we’re out of broccoli” says the assistant “may I interest you in some string beans instead?”
    “No thank you,” says the lady “I’ll just have a pound of broccoli.”
    Getting slightly frustrated the young man says “No madam, I cannot give you any broccoli, as we’re all out!”
    “Oh, okay,” she says “can I just have a pound of broccoli then?”
    Keeping his cool, the young man asks her “madam, can you spell cat – as in ‘catastrophic’?”
    “Well, yes, of course” replies the lady “C-A-T!”
    “Great,” says the man “can you spell dog – as in dogmatic?”
    “Erm, yes” replies the woman, sounding confused “D-O-G”
    “Brilliant, can you spell fuck, as in broccoli?” enquires the man.
    “There’s no fuck in broccoli!” exclaims the woman.
    “I know! that’s what I’ve been telling you!”

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    It doesn’t matter if Campbell only suspects. Leveson is allowing any crap to be submitted as evidence. In fact it appears that direct evidence is the only thing Leveson WON’T allow to be given by witnesses.

    Like I’ve previously said, this inquiry is an expensive, taxpayer funded farce and has already been pre-judged. Those Q.C.s asking the questions are bloody hopeless. Who the hell chose them to conduct the questioning? I KNOW I could do a lot better ( been in court on the prosecution side many, many times and I’ve forgotten how many times I’ve had to prompt the prosecution barrister with little notes telling him to ask questions about details they’ve missed in someone’s evidence. Friggin’ hopeless they are.).

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    Anyway. Good scoop Guido. Nothing on Google news when I checked a few moments ago. Hope your journey back to the UK does not take you via the Tower…

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    What position do you play?

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    Engineer says:

    “Sorry – this page has not been found.”

    It has now.

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    Wendy Bendy says:

    Yes, a great tragedy. Football will never be same again. Life will never be the same again. Yet another blow to the lads in the valley, coming so soon after after the closure of the mines. Bloody Tories.

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    Don’t expect any killer questions to be asked by the inquiries lawyers. It seems they are deliberately back pedalling the serious cross examination of witnesses. In fact it’s looking more like a well rehearsed Q & A session with the so called witnesses giving the answers Leveson wants to hear so they can square with his pre-judged verdict.

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    nell says:

    ‘I’m genuinely shocked’ says an outraged old spinner who has just been hoist by his own petard.

    As you sow so shall you re@p!!

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    Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!

    My ice cream has gone all over the floor.

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    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    “It is the allegation that the Daily Mirror, under Piers Morgan’s editorship, hacked Cherie Blair’s voicemails which will make headlines”

    Not on the BBC I bet!

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    The Paragnostic says:

    Why don’t you go the whole hog and make Searchlight a government agency, with the UAF as enforcers?

    Oh, wait – they already are the tools of MI5.

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    And there is no C-A-T in Billy Bowden either. So fuck off!

    It is a good one but I first heard it in 1966.

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    50 Calibre says:

    I heard that one at school – in 1957…

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    Dick the Prick says:

    Accident my arse. It was a remote encampment in the middle of nowhere – seriously, like hitting a tent in the lake district. No collateral damage, no neighbouring target, no other thing for over 50 miles. This was an internal Pakistani military power struggle using NATO as dumb idiots – again and again and again. Anyone would think there was an election coming up and the CIA are hopelessly out of options.

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    Jimmy says:

    In fairness I doubt Guido actually read it.

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    nell says:

    Yes true but the beeb is not piers greatest worry.

    The american broadcasters have been anxious to know if he was innocent of hacking – if he wasn’t, the suggestion is, that they wouldn’t be employing him.

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    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    The police were bought off as they always were under Liebore.

    Whatever happened to Operation Ore?

    If you mention it anywhere in the lame street media it gets deleted.

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    Bloody hell. I am young!

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    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    He’s shit at his job that’s good enough reason.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    a non says:

    Why am I reminded about the fallacy “The Moral Washington: Construction of a Legend” The story of Washington and the Cherry Tree. “Father, I Can Not Tell a Lie;”
    Perhaps it is that just like the George Washington story it is a well written fairy tale and has even got a Cherie present.

    Alistair Campbell. Hypocrisy personified

  153. 153
    The Paragnostic says:

    Fuck off you orange faced bank-robbing cricket pitch wrecking foreign cunt.

    Surprised you have the front to show your face.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and I’m a Celebrity… all on tonight.

    Think we all know what Gary Speed was doing before he hung himself.

    Checking the fucking TV schedules

  155. 155

    Nice one Ivor. Does Tom bore his own hole?

  156. 156
    The Paragnostic says:

    I call bullshit – broccoli was only invented by health food fascists in 1990. Proper people only eat cauliflower, and of course peas.

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    Anonymous says:

    I personally couldn’t care a toss and really wonder if anyone else does that the Blairs \ Cherie etc was pregnant.

    But I uphold what is personal to them, and at the time never had anything to do with his\her employment (pmsl) should have remained private until they chose to make an announcement.

    It’s the same old tittle-tattle, rag-bag stuff we expect to see as headlines of the Sun, Mail, Mirror & Express

    Can someone really confirm that this adds to circulation ?

    The best thing the public could do, as they did in Warrington (Sun) stop buying the bloody stupid stuff.

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    Tears from Piers says:

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    Depressing News says:

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    I heard it originally as no f in cod.

    But there’s no f in cυnt either. At least there does not appеar to be.

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    Sime Geezer wot knows a million corny jokes says:

    There’s a busker on the busiest street, blocking the flow of traffic, and just being a nuisance all the way around.

    The policeman walks up to him and says: “You do know you can’t do that here?”

    The busker says: “No, but hum a few bars, I’ll fake it…”

  162. 162
    AC1 says:

    > MI6 had fallen down on the job
    MI5 surely.

  163. 163
    annette curton says:

    Reprise: Alastair does not challenge being called a liar to his face on national TV, just squirms looks uncomfortable and then tries to change the subject.
    Think that says it all really.

  164. 164
    Anonymous says:

    Oh FFS, everybody knows the Mirror was up to it’s neck in dodgy phone hacking practices. You didn’t fucking moan about the populace being spoon fed details of the Murdoch empire’s involvement on a 24 hour basis by the BBC.

  165. 165
    Some Geezer wot don't spell-check says:

    I bollocksed up my own moniker.

  166. 166
    AC1 says:

    The whole point was a pile-on on Murdoch, and it’s not really panning out that way is it?

    Funny that…

  167. 167
    AC1 says:

    Grauniad next? That would make my xmas.

  168. 168
    BBC Headline says:


  169. 169
    The Taffybogstick says:

    Leaks are brill.

  170. 170
    PXR5 says:

    When Cherie comes, she screams another’s name…

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    Did you hear the one about the bloke who didn’t know the difference between Vaseline and putty.

    He fucked his own moniker up.

    That was even before his windows could fall out.

  172. 172
    Chris Hufhne says:

    There are plenty where I come from.

  173. 173
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:

    (sniff) SKQUWAAARRRKKH!!! (flapflapflap) (choke) (thud)

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    Anonymous says:

    That lot could never compete with a row of CCTV screens, eh Billy?

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    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    given his viewing figures on CNN, they won’t need much of an excuse to get rid of him.

  176. 176
    Home and Away says:


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    Schrödinger's scat says:

    I’ve got a shitty moniker.

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    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    Campbell is such a stinking hyporite, like all media lefties.
    Look how the media were doing his bidding in the late 90’s when it came to attacking Major and promoting Bliar! And apart from the lover’s tiff over Iraq, the BBC where very compliant to his demands for many years.

    I now he is going to winge that the papers exposed some of the shit that Labour were up to! This wanker has absolutely no shame, but then, we all knew that anyway.

  179. 179
    Dwayne Dibley Ed says:

    Alisthair ith not a liar if he spinth for the Labour Party y’know!

    Off back into hiding due to union stwikes.

  180. 180
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:

    (skrittle) (twitch) SSKREEEEEWWTT!!! (fluff) OOZEAPRETTYBOYZEN!! (cuttle) (ping)

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    Pass it on says:

    Dreadful news about Gary Speed. Really shocked. I didn’t know him – but then nor did any of the other fuckers..

  182. 182
    Sylvio says:

    “Morgan’s Mirror hacked Cherie Blair”

    A normal response among us common folk. Slotgob does not routinely generate warm feelings.

    To death, I hope.

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    Munter says:

    Who can blame Toblerone for shagging carole when he has a wife who looks like the back end of a bus?

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    Sylvio says:


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    Who's Gary Speed? says:

    Bloke down the pub said he was shocked that Gary Speed had died at the age of 42.

  187. 187
    Alistair Campbell makes me ashamed to be human says:

    And this is the man Leveson is turning to for advice about how to clean up the press.

  188. 188
    Alistair Campbell makes me ashamed to be human says:

    Spot on, COAB, he has no shame.

  189. 189
    Chuka says:

    I’m hung like a n1gger. Ask Luciana if you don’t believe me.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Any chance of Dame Hugh Grant having collateral damage?

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    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I am a left footer too, but I have always practised contraception, I have had to, otherwise the expense would be too much. On the subject of hacking, not only was I hacked but they hired an ex policeman to follow me for eight years. That nice man Mr Murdoch must have so much on me. I am shitting myself. Boaz.

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    annette curton says:

    It’s a funny old world.

  195. 195
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Q. What’s the difference between the NOTW and the Daily Mail?

    A. The hackers researched stories instead of just making shit up.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Don’t bother reading it, it’s the usual craptrap (sic)

  197. 197
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    It’s a case of a c_unt calling a kettle black.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    That awkward moment when a Muslim stands up on a plane

  199. 199
    Anonymous says:

    It is the first time I’ve heard it !!

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    Bondage says:

    more Hutchence than Mcqueen possibly?

  201. 201
    Cleaner who scrapes bogies from off the benches says:

    Save the bullets, use bayonets.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    So how, according to Campbell, has Guido misrepresented his statement to Levenson?

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    Show me a socialist and I'll show you a hypocrit says:

    It seems that the “official” Labour line on Wednesday’s Day of Action is “We understand why people feel that they need to strike on Wednesday…..” followed quickly without pause by “and we understand why people feel upset that people are striking on Wednesday…”…Well that’s made that clear then !!!

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    Sue E Sidall says:

    Wing-walking is a dying art.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    More Hitler arm waving from Balls. Balls you are such a twat. Why did your party lose over 100 seats at the last election. Balls you are a figure of ridicule but you are so thick you can’t see it.

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    BillyBob... says:

    Not as clever as he thinks he is !!

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    Ah! Monika says:

    None of the MSM has picked up on this yet. Funny

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    BillyBob... says:

    The man could not lie straight in bed !

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    and Campbell is also a twat gobshite.

  210. 210
    BillyBob... says:

    Sweating profusely as he puts on a second pair of pants?

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    wimbledon tart says:

    total and utter media overkill (sic) by skysports where even the budgies are still crying nearly 8 hours after it was announced..

    gary speed was an average footballer and recent manager of wales

    minutes silence at matches

    wtf – national day of mourning next

    anyone know him??

    something odd going down here ….. suicide … found hanging n his home

    something very odd

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    Lou Scannon says:

    Can someone sneak in and stick a ‘Do not resuscitate’ notice on Balls while he’s busy playing at flat-lining ?

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    The Winter of Discontent was under a LABOUR Government don't forget says:

    Better than if Labour was in government..the headlines would probably be “Chancellor Balls negotiates £100 Billion IMF bail out for UK as markets savage sterling”…..and ” UK loses Triple A rating”….

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Que interview Miliband with the family of Gary Speed. Miliband you are such an opportunist. shite

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    Piss Organ says:

    I’m a regular kinda guy.

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    @aswedotweets says:

    Yet again I find myself asking where are our secret services or our national security? Is Leveson enquiry going to ask how the phone of the former prime minister’s wife was hacked…including other top officials like (allegedly) the chancellor at the time and other ‘people of interest’. Has anyone actually asked whether another country could have just been listening to all the ‘goings on’ in our government under the national security agents watch? Is there a ‘formal watch’ of whether the security systems in all areas of ‘hackability’ including computers etc are secure in all government departments (including phones, office bugs etc). Is there a protocol for how these systems are at minimum, safeguarded?

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    N Breakdown says:

    Alistair Cambellend is a twat

  218. 218
    Tom Baldwin's Liebour Ajax supplier says:

    Matthew d’Ancona
    MatthewdAncona Matthew d’Ancona
    @Tombaldwinscoke @louisemensch @piersmorgan one of the great journalists of his era….what’s your point?
    2 hours ago

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Maybe Tom Watson could answer that point.

  220. 220

    There is probably a SuperOuperDuper Injunction in force, about the existence of which, even the judge granting it is not allowed to know…

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    Aww, poor Ali baba says:

    have a drink or two Ali babe.
    You can handle it I’m sure.
    And if you can’t, who gaf about you anyway?

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    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Was he granted this interview on Marr by the BBC in order to make up for the thrashing he got on Five Live last week? Do you think he phoned up Mark Thomson and whinged and whined about bias till they let him come back? I wonder.

  223. 223
    Anonymous says:

    As Sean Connery would say!

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    They'll never win Miss world, not ever says:

    Tessa Jowell.
    There goes my dinner all over the keyboard.

    Why are Labour wimmin h a g s ?
    Harriet, babe, you included.
    And Eagles.

    You name ‘em, h a g s each one of ‘em.

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    smoggie says:

    He could have spelled his name right, at least.

  226. 226
    T W, aka Fatty says:

    I’m in Brighton right now, researching, if you know what I mean?

  227. 227

    Not working today, Mr psittacine?

  228. 228
    smoggie says:

    Curiously, the transcript was issued before the interview.

  229. 229
    Another Engineer says:

    Oh dear. Is Donny renowned worldwide for low-life bitch fighting after dark? That’s not good.

    I’m not saying it isn’t true, mind.

  230. 230
    H a i n, the employer of very old people says:

    He must use varnish on his skin.
    It hurts terribly, but gives a lovely looking finish.

  231. 231
    smoggie says:

    As he tries to ignite his Reeboks…

  232. 232
    Elizabeth I says:

    Much suspected of me……….nothing proved can be……

  233. 233
    Ali C, the ex-p o r n writer says:

    I’ll be round in a trice to voice my displeasure to the nation.

  234. 234

    Absence from work is unacceptable. Death is no excuse … unless it is your own.

  235. 235
    Rat's arse says:

    Rest peacefully Gary.

  236. 236
    Pigs will fly says:

    ‘Genuinely’ and Mr C in the same tweet?


  237. 237
    Rat's arse says:

    I’m awaiting moderation for saying ‘rest p.e.a.c.e.fully Gary’. If I ever see Fatbut, she’ll be resting p.e.a.c.e.fully too!

  238. 238
    Anonymous says:

    if you don’t believe that this country is fucked with politicians always going to sort things out but they never do!

    why should any one ever work or bother to pay taxes!

  239. 239
    I'd like to know says:

    Is it spelled ‘Hafin’?
    if only there was no f-in Hain.

  240. 240
    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

    It’s weally, weally interesting reading. Honest. Please wead it.
    Please ??

  241. 241
    Lord Trombone says:

    you should apologise to Campbell.
    He is a good chap.

    I will not post again on this blog until I see a full written apology and compensation to Campbell.

    I think it is disgusting the way you publish stories that are not vetted in advance by Gov or important people like Campbell.

  242. 242
    Lord Trombone says:

    It is not your dinner that goes over the keyboard.

    Try and stick to the facts

  243. 243
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:

    Trapped on benefits, thanks to the Reign of Terror, 1997-2010.

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    The BBC Bias Unit, headcount 14,263 and rising says:

    We will not be reporting this on Wednesday, as only anti-Murdoch testimony is relevant.

    Instead, we will be broadcasting non-stop wall-to-wall coverage of the heroic public sector workers demonstrating against the Tory-led cuts, cuts, cuts, cuts, cuts.

    Broadcasting shite – it’s in our DNA…

  245. 245
    HenryV says:

    Louise for PM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  246. 246
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Bandwagon ahoy! Jump on Peter, as per usual.

  247. 247
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Excellente, Guido.

    Herr Campbell — suck it up, slimeball. History will not be kind to you or your vainglorious little friend.

  248. 248
    HenryV says:

    BillyBob how much did Al pay you? Sell the story to the Sun young man.

  249. 249
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Only a butt-plug will do. One of those rubber bungs they used to seal jars with in the chemistry lab stores. Apply with hammer.

  250. 250
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Almost as tragic as you, jumping on yet another bandwagon, you nauseating little nark.

  251. 251
    Alan Douglas says:

    Alistair Campbell ? So finally, he is dying by the press. How appropriate.

    Alan Douglas

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

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    Anonymous says:

    It has to be said!.. she’s *Got a Face Like a Slit in a Carrot * ( There I’ve said it!

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    Mornington Crescent says:


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    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    There was a hack editor called Morgan,
    Who published fake pics in his organ,
    So the suggestion he hacked
    Alastair may be un-backed,
    But the conclusion he’s a Hoon is still forgone

  257. 257
    Pauldubs says:

    Your winnings sir!

  258. 258
    Jacob Bronowski says:

    Hey Aston, darling.

    That is 35 takes you have taken of me stepping into this piss hole!

    I have ruined 35 pairs of shoes and 35 suit bottoms.

    Why don’t you get the f-ing puller to clean the blasted gate first?

  259. 259
    Peter Hain says:

    I haven’t got the time. I’ve gone back to robbing banks. You wouldn’t believe how much planning this takes. Especially with all those cctv cameras.

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    smoggie says:

    Clever dat.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Now on Sky News. Guido get’s the credit

  262. 262
    Gordon Brown the best Prime Minister ever... says:

    I shall be giving evidence to the Levison enquiry about how my life was ruined by Alistair Campbell and Tony Blair and Peter Mandleson and Ed Balls and Billy Bowden and Nell and that Irish Guy Flakes chap and Sue and Smelly Cat and Simon Cowell and Garry Barlow and Susan Boyle and Nelson Mandela and Albert Einstein and that woman I married so I could become prime Minister and sell all that gold and not even get a brown envelope.

    Are you sure you haven’t seen my potty?

  263. 263
    Santa Claus says:

    And mine.

  264. 264
    Our Denry says:

    Now we know why Guido bogged off to Eire and Neo went to Russia, Russia does not have extradition with the UK and Eire has very selective extradition

  265. 265
    Our Denry says:

    The UK it is called the Official Secrets Act + amendments and alterations so broad as to encompass anything the government of the day wants it to cover.

  266. 266
    Esther Rantzen says:

    There’s an odd odour in here.

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    No Tweets From Gary Since Wednesday says:

    Gary Speed arrives at the Pearly Gates.

    St. Peter asks if he’d like one last wish.

    Gary asks if he could have just one last tweet to tell all the politicos and other ambulance chasers who never knew him or met him to tweet off, and then be allowed to close his Twitter account in peace.

  268. 268
    smoggie says:

    The information is in the public domain – on the internet – and was published from Ireland. What the fuck can they do?

    Did Campbell leak this stuff himself??

  269. 269
    Lou Scannon says:

    … and not at all if you’re employed by the public sector.

  270. 270
    Anthony Hopkins says:

    Is John Redwood going to sing the Welsh national anthem at his funeral?

  271. 271
    Richard Burton says:

    I am going to recite ‘Under Milk Wood’.

    Who the fuck is he anyway?

  272. 272
    Our Denry says:

    I very much doubt it, once someone (maybe a company) starts to fall, suddenly folks come out of the woodwork with a gripe (real or imagined) once they see that the object of their derision is on the way down, they start to give them a good kicking, or in Billy’s case a taste of piano wire

  273. 273
    Our Denry says:

    Because scandle sells newspapers, a little like the old page 3 in The Sun

  274. 274
    Our Denry says:

    Madan you decapitated them do you remember

  275. 275
    Ah! Monika says:

    Guido summonsed to the enquiry. SKY News.

    Will he go.

    If you do G, don’t mention dildos.

  276. 276
    Lord Ian Blair says:

    We were too busy getting the ‘Vote Labour’ stickers made for the patrol cars.

  277. 277
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m shore Billy would approve.
    (I love impersonating Sean.)

  278. 278
    Hugh Janus says:

    “I’d sooner believe that Campbell leaked the story.”

    Beat me to it, 64. And this whining little prat deludes himself if he thinks that any of us care about him or his lying-for-Liebour job. Yesterday’s man, along with all the other horrors in his squalid party, re-named Mendacity R Us. Utterly sickening.

  279. 279
    Garry Speed's ghost says:

    Damn ! That was the name !

  280. 280
    Ah! Monika says:

    Double Whammy.

    Guido is a running strap-line on Sky News.

    Who will attend the enquiry Guido or Pa ul

  281. 281
    Josh says:

    Campbell states that “In February 2008 I wrote an article for The Times on the 24/7 hounding of Britney Spears, suggesting the media who chased her had lost any sense of humanity at all. I have been unable to locate the article either online or in my own files, but here is an interview I did on the subject at the time.”

    I expect he is referring to ‘Britney Spears: person or news commodity?’, 01 February 2008, The Times. Available from:

  282. 282
    Well it's a thought says:

    They’ve even got it on the breaking news tag at the bottom.

  283. 283
    Andrew Efiong says:

    I’m gurgling with laughter. Morgan and Cambell hoisted by their own petards!!!

  284. 284
    Lord Stansted says:

    Jacob Bronowski! Christ, that’s a name I’ve not heard for a very long time. When I was a kid, I used to think he was a real scientist. What an idiot I was. Of course, the BBC were responsible for telling us lies about Bronowski. How things never change.

  285. 285
    Disgusting imagination says:

    Mind bleach required you debased, sordid pervert.

  286. 286
    MB. says:

    BBCBreaking BBC Breaking News
    Political blogger @GuidoFawkes called to #Leveson Inquiry after evidence from Alastair Campbell @campbellclaret leaked

  287. 287
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  288. 288
    Jabba the Cat says:

    Bronowski was the AlJaBeeba ascent of socialist man front, iirc?

  289. 289
    Yer Maw says:

    Actually, it does look like GF is stretching things a little bit here.

    Pretty decent readin from AC in my opinion.

  290. 290
    bald old git says:

    +1; he makes many points that GF has made over the years …

  291. 291
    annette curton says:

    Don’t you think it’s about time you got your arse out of bed you idle get, your constituents are walking about looking like xmas tree lights.

  292. 292
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    No it’s Peter Hoon or Peter Huhne

  293. 293
    tankus says:

    start a war on less proof than that …people died

  294. 294
    Anonymous Misogynist says:

    icle test..

  295. 295
    The Admiral says:

    Why Oh why do people use voicemail? 1571 or similar disables the ruddy thing. Divert, or ring back. Saves all a load of cash as you halve everyones phone bill. Or better still get a proper pager for heaven sake. You don’t even have to answer the thing immediately…

  296. 296
    Sic Transit says:

    Well spotted Billy; why did Guido keep it a secret? Sshurely we sshould be told.

  297. 297
    Anonymous says:

    Enjoy getting told off by Leveson.

  298. 298
    annette curton says:

    Nothing wrong with trying to get some favourable publicity for yourself on the back of the misfortune of somebody you had probably never heard of before today, least of all met.

  299. 299
    Jacob Bronowski says:

    All is explained here:

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    Thrill Seeker says:

    Nahh. I’d rather have the surprise

  301. 301
    Thrill Seeker says:

    Its much more fun to watch

  302. 302
    Blackhawk on CAP says:

    We do to him what we did to you. Just patch through the co-ordinates.

  303. 303
    Domino's Tat says:

    If true this would be a result for Guido but I’m not sure senior judges work Sundays and summon aliases to their inquisitions.

  304. 304
    Gordon McDoom-McBride says:

    It was me that done it Guido

    Sky News has already fingered me

    I hated that bastard Blair so much

    I could not resist

  305. 305
    Santas little helper says:

    and mine

  306. 306
    Slotgob on her 16th house says:

    I benefit from it you see

    I and my moral collapse of a husband are the

    VICTIMS of everyone you see ?

    We are hypocrisy run wild and OTT…

  307. 307
    Santas little helper says:

    and jesus ..but what has that got to do with the price of cola ?

  308. 308
    annette curton says:

    If I have a leak can I come too and throw a custard pie in somebodies face?.

  309. 309
    Moral Collapse Blair in his Five Star Hotel in Jerusalem says:

    Do shut up slotgob

    Let Alky Porno Dodgy Campbell spin this one for us

    We will smell of roses afterwards you know…

  310. 310
    Moral Collapse Blair in his Five Star Hotel in Jerusalem says:

    PS I have just made a few more million, Slotty, from a trip around the Gulf

    So you can have your 17th mansion now…

  311. 311
    Thrill Seeker says:

    Will Guido get to say what he wanted to about that nice Mr Watson?

  312. 312
    Monty P says:

    Beware their Spanish practices, especially the comfy chair.

  313. 313
    Jack Daniels, Greek island owner says:

    You have had too much claret again Dodgy

    Or lies to you somehow become the truth for you

    You are an ignominious LIAR

  314. 314
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    As long as not at the good looking one….

  315. 315
    Historian of our Times says:

    Smear is all that Labour does

  316. 316
    Dixon of Dock Green says:

    We were bent like Mandy’s Cock years ago by Labour

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    Polythesis says:

    Obviously the BBC will not be reporting any of this, a BBC news blackout is in effect, the left wing press protected, its the BBC airbrush imported from the USSR. The inquiry is only valid only as long as it is attacking the BBCs ideological and political enemies as far as the BBC is concerned so look out for no coverage until news international is back in frame.

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    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Never mind about that, what’s important here is was Steve Coogan’s shopping list compromised.

  319. 319

    The original footage is here:

    I saw this when it was first broadcast. The BBC was a different organisation at that time. Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation was a landmark in documentaries and The Ascent of Man was made to complement it.

    I am no soft touch when it comes to leftyism. But I am prepared to state that these were highly significant works where the message counted most and not any ideology.

    It is the BBC itself that has changed the situation.

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    Guido's Unofficial spokesman, spin doctor and court jester says:

    Sorry your Lordship

    I am in Ireland and I am an Irish/Nevisian blogger with servers outside of your jurisdiction

    So what are you playing at Your Honour

    You are so far behind the curve that you will end up running a pantomine and increasing Lord Guido’s profits substantially

  321. 321
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Jake, luvvy, so sorry to let you go — we’ve booked Simon Schama. He wears a bow-tie so much better than you.



  322. 322
    I bought my peerage off Lord Levy says:

    Or to put it clearly

    Fuck off Levison

  323. 323
    I bought my peerage off Lord Levy says:

    How much did the Mirror pay you Jonah ?

    Or did Blinky take the proceeds ?

  324. 324
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So i heard that the Afgan National Army minesweeper corps have just been given brand new pogo sticks by Allied forces.

    Good luck lads!

  325. 325

    If you are going to the Levenson Inquiry PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go appropriately attired in 17th century garb and point beard plus moustache.

    And if anyone says anything just point out that high court judges have not exactly modernised their attire so they can talk…

  326. 326
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Don’t forget to wish Lord Leveson a “Happy Chanukah”,you and I both know it makes sense.

  327. 327
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    Yes, the Morgan vs Campbell story is about two tits.

  328. 328
    AC1 says:

    Judge must meet hugh bonneville at the same dungeon.

  329. 329
    AC1 says:

    A coincidence as Balls is the subject of the next comment.

  330. 330
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:

    Consider the Parrots of the Air, Herr Schrödinger, consider the Parrots…

    I do, and it costs me a bloody fortune! Thankfully, the Guardian gets given away free by the thousand, and is highly absorbent. I always find the Daily Mail sets him off on one…

  331. 331
    The Admiral says:

    Speech———speech———— Enjoy GF!

  332. 332
    Jess The Dog says:

    Shame the arguably-more-important Iraq Inquiry doesn’t have the same powers of compulsion, given the lies that witnesses – including Campbell – have told it. Ah well, annoyed mega-rich celebrities and vengeful politicians are more important than British war dead….

  333. 333
    The Admiral says:

    Buying in the popcorn ready. Could be a good week! (glug….hic….)

  334. 334
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:

    PSSSQUEEEE-EEKKT!!! (fluff) WHERE’SJIMMY!! (cuttle) JIMMYJIMMY! (tumbleweed) (ping)

  335. 335
    The Admiral says:

    Unless GF is having the Beeb on………?!

  336. 336
    Anonymous says:

    Are you really as fat as the pic of you on the BBC? If you are, I suggest you cut down on the chips old son!

  337. 337
    AC1 says:

    Basically Pakistan = Taliban = AlQ.

  338. 338
    AC1 says:

    That’s a helicopter…

    You probly want an Apache, A10, or a harrier for CAP.

  339. 339
    AC1 says:

    Yeah, what’s cancer ever done to deserve Campbell?

  340. 340
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Alistair Campbell calling Rebekah Wade a bully is akin to Tony Blair calling Derek Trotter a money-obsessed spiv.

  341. 341
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  342. 342
    nell says:


    That has to be the funniest, most ironic, moment of 2011.

    Guido got the slimycampbell’s evidence of twatson’s website and now twatson has deleted it!!!!!!!

  343. 343
    Mr Slater says:

    I do wish the Old Fellah would learn how to close the browser after he’s been using it…

  344. 344
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    I thought there was another month to go until Christmas!

    Laugh? I nearly soiled myself!

  345. 345
    Sandalista says:

    The blunter and rustier the better.

  346. 346
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Fire up the tuk tuk*!

    *copyright David “Bumble” Loyd.

  347. 347
    Dylan Thomas says:

    You can take the boy out of Wales but can’t take Wales out of the boy. Hardly a shockfor a taffy to like his drugs and get fucked up now is it?

  348. 348
    Lembit's cheeky dildo says:

    Quote from Blazing Saddles when a Chinaman dies building the railroads ‘dock that Chink a day’s pay for napping on the job’

  349. 349
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    I see the Bum Bandit Corporation is all over this news………or not.

  350. 350
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    True, Aids then that’s more up his street anyway, what with Mandelson, Brown and Bliar all liking bum action.

  351. 351
    nell says:

    Oh I do hope so!!

  352. 352
    The Dolphins says:

    Who on fuck’s planet is gonna read that?

  353. 353
    Skrooged says:

    This is gonna be the best Xmas ever! Merry Xmas everyone, including you Billy Scratchit! All those hours on the F5 button have paid off 2nite.

  354. 354
    Major General Pocklington-Penis says:

    Who gives a fuck about Labour being hacked, they didn’t take a shit without alerting the media.

  355. 355
  356. 356
    The Admiral says:

    Evening Nell…

  357. 357
    Tommy Tucker. says:

    The thought of Twatson in a Tuk Tuk is like sardines in a can.

    So the crooked MP has deleted his blog in fear of facing an inquisition without parliamentary privilege. Long may his Google cache remain.

  358. 358
    Anonymous says:

  359. 359
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  360. 360
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

  361. 361
    PIES UNITED says:

    Why are all the paper dudes now doffing their titfers to Watson?

  362. 362
    Jacob Bronowski says:

    What? That old Haberdasher’s mincer? You’re welcome pet…

    They say he dumbs down – more a case of dumps down. He will be forgotten even quicker than you will.

    Your teeth look curiously like ape’s teeth, dear.


  363. 363
    sozzy sausage says:

    Haha, you’ve been Billied!

  364. 364
  365. 365
    Sandalista says:

    Not that I could see.

  366. 366
    nell says:

    Evening Admiral – I hope you are finding this as amusing as I am?!

    What a glorious way to end 2011!!

  367. 367
    Centre Parting says:

    Hey Guido – BBC have updated the article – only by putting a more ‘serious’ picture of you on the article !

  368. 368
    this is personal says:

    You have to wonder wtf is going on don’t yer? Perhaps his new look as a butch lezza has widened his circle of influence. Fat cuпt.

  369. 369
    Desperate Dan says:

    Nothing Campbell says can be described as “evidence”. Its just the usual paranoid “claims” and “allegations” based on the suspicions of someone with a limited imagination.

  370. 370
    Sandalista says:

    Oh dear. How sad. Never mind.

    How could it be right for Watson to publish the evidence but not Guido. The fact that Watson deleted it does not really change things.

  371. 371
  372. 372

    I normally understand exactly what he is talking about. But this just sounds like disjointed squawks to me. The thing that I did catch was about the Grauniad being a soft option … so he can’t be all wrong.

  373. 373
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Ooooh! Bitch!

  374. 374
    you, you and you says:

    Somebody had better make a screengrab of this before google deletes it, I don’t trust these fuckers. Perhaps you’d volunteer nell?

  375. 375
    Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan says:

    Fat Piers Knew!

  376. 376
    The Admiral says:

    Hated this year. All funerals but hope GF’s day isn’t on Weds or I shall miss it thro another one …

  377. 377
    Mrs Crewe says:

    This is even better than Strictly! Of course all the papers are/were at it, can’t wait for the sanctimonious wealses at The Gaurdian to be outed!

  378. 378
    nell says:

    Ah Admiral. So Sorry!

    I hope that 2012 will be a happier year for you.

  379. 379
    Dick Whittington says:

    Go Guido….

  380. 380
    Guido Hat Euch Liebe says:

    As Guido knows in his home land Campbell comes from Cam beal meaning crooked mouth.

  381. 381
    The Admiral says:

    Opps. Now I must not take a hard copy or I shall be in trouble too…

  382. 382
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    What was the timeframe of Campbell’s knowledge, was he sitting on information that should have been acted on on Blair’s or Brown’s watch?

  383. 383
    Fiona Millar says:

    Cannot wait to read it in Forum.

  384. 384

    And in that edition of Holby City, the part of Sir Aston Martin was played by Ian McKellen, Jacob Bronowski by John Hurt and Schrödinger’s cat by Dirk Bogarde…

  385. 385
    I Squiggle says:

    I now know that what I thought (on Guido’s link to AC’s novella) appeared to be some redacting was in fact blanked out links to stories. Why they were blanked out on Guido’s link is baffling. But I’m grateful to Tom Watson MP for publishing in full, so I could see those links.

  386. 386
    The Admiral says:

    Just wondering how many copies are now floating about now?

  387. 387
    jgm2 says:

    It won’t make them any brighter. They’ll still vote for the Maximum Imbecile.

  388. 388
    steve says:

    no need, the feed effectively never disappears. Its still tom watsons latest post in google feedreader, it never removes posts as google never assumed anyone would!

  389. 389
    Titters says:

    Fantastic observation Sir! ‘claps’

  390. 390
    The Paragnostic says:

    I still think the episode of “Ascent of Man” where they covered the Periodic Table is one of the best pieces of accessible science TV ever made. I have the book on my shelves still, and occasionally read it to wallow in nostalgia.

    Bronowski’s daughter, Lisa Jardine, is a pretty good historian in her own right and well worth a read if you can find a copy of Ingenious Pursuits. Warning, though – she’s a lefty and a feminist.

  391. 391
    jgm2 says:

    Show up and do a ‘Galloway’. Give the fucker both barrels about the pre-ordained result of this so-called enquiry. That it is nothing more than Labour spite about being rebuffed by Murdoch and the BBC/establishment defending their turf and their ‘right’ to beam lies into folks houses and charge ‘em 150 quid (or whatever) a year for the privilege.

  392. 392
    Disgusting imagination says:

    What, exactly, is ‘Strictly’?

  393. 393
    jgm2 says:

    Refer him to Arkell ‘v’ Pressdram.

    Hand-picked shill.

  394. 394
    Pedant#1 says:

    He sped off, did he?

  395. 395
    jgm2 says:

    Yep. Instantly retractable with a doctor’s note confirming his history of mental illness.

    The man’s an unsp*eakable c*unt. There is a special strain of bowel cancer just itching to eat the fucker alive. If the two could only be introduced.

  396. 396
    Pedant#1 says:

    Was he up to speed on this story?

  397. 397
    Pedant#1 says:

    So did Jesus (allegedly)

  398. 398
    wiggy_uk says:

    Someone should ask Mr Campbell if he thought the press were likely to create hysteria to the point of being inhimane when he expressed the desire to release Dr David Kelly’s name to them?

  399. 399
    jgm2 says:

    Of course. But while Murdoch was supplying Blair/Brown/Campbell’s (BBC) lies straight to the front page as ‘fact’ then Murdoch was safe.

    It’s only the wicked and malicious party spitting the dummy out after being dumped that has led to this ‘enquiry’ at all.

  400. 400
    Pedant#1 says:


  401. 401
    jgm2 says:

    It’ll be as funny as fuck if this information leaked out because the password protection on the court computer is :

    Username: Root
    Password: 1234

  402. 402
    The Paragnostic says:

    And more to the point – which shop sells Coca-Cola in wraps?

  403. 403
    Delicious says:

    Guido posted from Oirland.

    Twatson posted from Brum.

    Mr justice Leveson has jurisdiction in Brum and NOT Oirland.


  404. 404
    LaNCASTRAIN COMEDIAN of a b3457 nature says:

    Even better if he deletes himself full stop

  405. 405
    Pedant#1 says:

    Strictly Spanking Cum In Your Pants.

  406. 406
    annette curton says:

    Superb!, Leveson will need to be put on suicide watch.

  407. 407
    The Paragnostic says:

    More likely it leaked because Twatson was fed it by Campbell in the first place. Two fucking idiots made to look fools by their own designs.

  408. 408

    Agree. It was fantastic. The groupings are a wonder that so many never know about. Yet it is not hard to absorb. I am concerned that the quite understandable hatred that we all feel for the BBC nowadays (and I have called for it to be broken up and sold off) should not obscure the fact that it has produced some quite exceptional and educational programmes that many of us would have been the poorer for not having seen.

  409. 409
    annette curton says:

    Oh what a twisted web they weave when once they practice to deceive.

  410. 410
    Toms dad from a long line of twats says:

    You’re a Twatson

  411. 411
    annette curton says:

    Crime and punishment.

  412. 412
    Grumpy Old Man says:


  413. 413
    Anonymous says:

    Hope he doesn’t embarass himself like he did before the select committee a couple of weeks ago.

  414. 414
    grobdj says:

    Haven’t laughed so much
    since McBride bit the dust

  415. 415
    Anonymous says:

    It’s pure ethanol what’s done it.

  416. 416
    Anon Voter says:

    Hi Guido Have just read the report on the Beebs WS aka Biased Broadcasting Company re the turd Campbell & your ordered appearance in front of Lord Justice Levenson, however IF he has a Black Cap on I think you might need to worry about your impending punishment, the Beeb as always is biased in every aspect just going by todays press reports. It seems with Beeb the real facts is just inconvenient truth as the information needs to fit, by any means possible, with the Biased Broadcasting Companys real mission.
    Good Luck & please keep us updated until the trap door is opened !

  417. 417
    kellykillerkampbell says:

    Considering that there are over 3 billion people in existence, a good percentage of them being psychos, sociopaths, n’e’rdowells, socialists, gangsters, pikeys, pugilists, hitmen and chavs, why the fuck is that nonce Campbell still breathing?

  418. 418
    not now cato says:

    Fucking hilarious!

    I could not hate them so much loved I not England more.

  419. 419
    The Burokrat says:

    Point of Order:

    BBC actually stands for BumBandit Cocksuckers

    Thank you.

    Carry On.

  420. 420
    Tom Watson says:

    Oh, err ….

  421. 421
    The Ungrateful Dead says:

    Post of the Day

  422. 422
    Paddington Dave says:

    Campbell is right about Guido’s headline. Should read …. claims Morgan’s Mirror MAY have hacked….that’s as far as the alleged evidence goes. Nowhere does he say the Mirror DID hack Cherie’s phone.

  423. 423
    Susie says:

    My sister hacked into Cherie’s mobile by mistake in 1999. Phoned me from the airport and misdialled my number by one digit and got Mrs Postbox.

    With remarkable forbearance I resisted the urge to text the woman, but succumbed when the F&M slaughter was going on… and the ninny replied with “Stop hassling vegetarians, they’re going to die anyway”. She’s utterly nuts and a security nightmare.

  424. 424
    Anonymous says:

    He would have to be a more than average public speaker to be able to do that. Did you not see him waffle on at the select committee?

  425. 425
    Jess The Dog says:

    Shame Campbell wasn’t so concerned about headlines nine years or so ago…. BRITS 45 MIN FROM DOOM, screamed the Sun on 25 September 2002.

    At least stories arising hacked voicemail messages are usually based on the truth rather than sexed-up so-called intelligence.

  426. 426
    Displaced Brummie says:

    God. I was right about the popcorn and the cola, yesterday.

    Nice one, Guido!

  427. 427
    Craig says:

    I wonder why Guido has amazingly not bothered mentioning the Daily Mail’s alledged complicity in hacking as well (contained in Campbell’s notes)!?

    He only mentions the Mirror. And the Daily Mail are now trying to get the release delayed so they can prepare their retort!

    As I said, Guido’s just a tory party stooge.

    Leaking the Mirror bit, but not writing anything about his partners in crime, The Mail! You know, truth is, they probably sponsor him

  428. 428
    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    Guido, when are you up before the beak again then? Such jolly japes!

  429. 429
    Martin thomson says:

    Take him down!! 3 mnths contempt of court hohoho

  430. 430
    Duke says:

    well, according to Fox news, any minute now…

  431. 431
    Anonymous says:

    Lizards control the media!

  432. 432
    Anonymous says:

    I guess now Guido must prepare his anus, er, I mean statement, for the inquiry.

  433. 433
    Anonymous says:

    Up his anus, a lever son

  434. 434
    Jeffrey Bernard says:


    You’ve made your point and had your moment on this. Last orders have been called by Leveson LJ and it’s time you took down the link to Campbell’s script. Mrs Fawkes will not be amused when/if you fail to return home after your visit to the Inquiry on Thursday: what you are doing is not fair to her or to the little Guidos/Guidinas and will ultimately diminish your credibility and the impact of your blog.

    Don’t forget to take your toothbrush with you on Thursday.

  435. 435

    What a complete joke this whole enquiry is.

  436. 436
    Jon says:

    Oh wow, a whole three days before it was going to be made public anyway! Quick, let’s screencap and cache it before the Men In Black cover it up!

    I still prefer the original Guido Fawkes.

  437. 437
    Hugh Jardon says:

    they can’t take him down until 12th night now…

  438. 438
    Jess The Dog says:

    This belongs in the public domain as it is of public interest. I wonder if it has been circulated for comment amongst certain members of the politico-media “chattering classes” or if it has been ping-ponged between Campbell and Leveson for watering-down (or sexing up) changes. If Leveson wants to avoid the “oxygen of publicity” then he should bemoan this leak and move on. Legal action will bring out headlines like “a butterfly on a wheel” and detract from the detail of the inquiry, which already looks like a celeb moan-fest. Campbell needs to be challenged on his own record of relations with the newspapers, which largely set the tone for politico-media relations over the last decade (the leaking of the name of Dr David Kelly to the Times journalist Tom Baldwin, now working for Miliband) and cannot be allowed to slip away.

  439. 439
    I can't B Boverd 2 says:

    So I haven’t read all the usual cr@p above, but most interesting part l8r on this week will be seeing which bits of the original statement the Daily Fail’s legal thugs have managed 2 suppress.

    Comparison will B more than revealing – It should point the finger right back at them.

    So far NI getting off pretty lightly compared to Dacre’s Dragons.

    As a side line it will be fun watching a certain little piggy having to squeal…..

    Have we go a picture of G. with 1 of those funny noses?


  440. 440
    Anonymous says:

    This is still up?


  441. 441
    Anonymous says:

    i love squashed muffins

  442. 442
    No Need says:

    Just seen a picture of him on another blog – he has a piggy nose in reality…

  443. 443
    Dazza says:

    What is Tom Watson’s take on all this?

  444. 444
    Larry The Cat says:

    Couldn’t have summed it up better myself!

  445. 445
    Tony Blair says:


  446. 446
    Call me Bomber Dave says:

    “For us, it is with regret that capital punishment is not a possible option…”

    It’s bad enough the family producing such a meaningless sentence, but for the moron pro-death publicists to choose that rather than a properly constructed comment just shows them up for what they are – thicko retards.

  447. 447
    Dead Millipede says:


    Your chums in government have murdered many thousands more people than Vincent Tabak. If you’re so into capital punishment, go round to see Bomber Dave and Gay Billy and pop a cap in their ass.

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