November 30th, 2011

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…


  1. 1
    Willie says:

    Publish and be damned!

    • 27
      Anonymous says:

      If you could find out why people, business and countries are paying Blair, it will be in the national interest. No one will give a fuck how you got it.

      • 92
        E says:

        Take it from me: nobody cares. What part of that don’t you understand?

        • 135
          Grumpy Old Man says:

          Only the 99% care. The 1% don’t give a damn.

        • 244
          Obsessively curious says:

          Enlightenment is a virtue …. ?

          Money making Blair loves creativity. Out of government Blair can teach us a thing or two. In government Blair was just naive. Only he and he only could see the truth. Prat.

          • David laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

            How about a third question: why did you go on a witch hunt for Dr Kelly, using all means possible? When can we expect a proper inquiry about Campbell and Blair, not the shams we have witnessed to date??

            It is reported today that that Blair’s government tried to get Saif Gadaffi into Oxford in 2002. Were the same attempts made for Jack Straw and Campbell’s son? An inquiry needs to be commenced to check the Oxbridge selection policy is fair and open.

          • DOH !! says:

            I have heard rumours that the whole Blair family
            now hold Irish passports ?,since his ‘conversion’
            to the papists,the last remaining elements of
            the Roman Empire (check it).
            Mr ‘kiss my ring’ Blair is sorted,thank you very much.

        • 311
          Ivor Tapeworm says:

          Guido, are you able to publish or link to the Restriction Order?

          • Jo Bloggs says:

            Better still, can you publish a link to an off-shore website that carries a copy of your intended statement.

      • 241
        Anonymous says:

        Where is our Billy? Hope he is having a good time with his family and friends tonight.

    • 31
      A Bloke Of A Certain Age says:

      Yeah wHy not “leak” your statement to this blog.

      • 152
        David says:

        Goydo is learning some valuable lessons.

        • 257
          Who dares? says:

          A question for Lord Leveson: what is his view about witness statements which have the input of ghost writers? Should this practice be discouraged …. If so should Mr Campbell be requested to reveal his sources?

    • 39
      Liar liar pants on fire says:

      Charlotte Church’s old agent was on radio 4 earlier, he DID arrange for mix Church to sing 4 free at Ruperts wedding, just as he did 4 prince Charles. Church was lying to Leveson.

      They also checked other witness statements , Hugh Grant lied, his medical records were not hacked it was simply a film star turned up at A&E , all the staff and patients gossiped about it and someone phoned the Sun.

      Lots of other evidence given by witnesses was also discredited. The Inquisition is a farce.

    • 74
      bald old git says:

      Don’t publish it. Just share with your many co-conspirators an early draft.

    • 77
      BillyBob... says:

      Careful Guido…… look what happened to at least one honest guy who crossed the establishment….

    • 104
      yer honour... says:

      cant you tell him to work his restriction order right up his fucking bangle?

      • 175
        Anonymous says:

        Who knows what Guido might have said ?, if so who would know if Guido was saying what he would have said to Leveson ?

      • 256
        The Observer. says:

        The Leveson “show business” Enquiry is becoming a running joke.
        It was categorically denied that Charlotte Church was offered £100k for her appearance etc from reliable sources, and that the offer of favourable publicity was offered and given, especially in the USA.
        So this could all turn very nasty on those zzzzz celebs trying to make publicity out of the big bad media.
        My advice to Guido is to not bother to take any part in it.
        More and more it reminds me of Stalin’s show trials with the doctors, generals etc.

    • 163
      A P Herbert says:

      Shouldn’t Leavesoon be charged with bringing the Law into disrepute ?

    • 245
      Spank Sinatra says:

      Oh bummer – what a shame. I was looking forward to seeing events played out. Guido is the grit in the oyster and now is ‘effectively’ silenced. I am disappointed that someone who could have provided a hitherto unheard insight into the culture of the press is denied a voice. How it seeks to manipulate (and is manipulated itself by the establishment) to serve their common ends. Poor show…

    • 274
      Alastair Camp-bell-end says:

      I sent my statement to all my friends and lawyers, and they are all honest, they would leak nothing!

    • 278
      Alastair Camp-bell-end says:

      I am not a hypocrite. Labour NEVER paid to find out all the personal details of train crash victims and smear them all in the press for them questioning rail safety under a Labour government.

      I never manipulated government reports to deceive others into dragging the UK into an illegal war in 45 minutes. I never sexed up anything.

      • 354
        D L George says:

        Pot calling kettle black.

        Replace the word ‘Media’ in the above clip with “New Labour Government” and we’re on the money.

    • 409
      Vanessa says:

      How do you know AC didn’t leak it directly to Guido?

    • 440
      alcazar says:

      Why did you send Leveson a begging letter asking for the tax payer to pay your legal fees?

    • 458
      What's the Judge doing? says:

      All together now: ‘You don’t know what you’re doing! You don’t know what you’re doing!’

  2. 2

    You can tell me. I don’t exist. Sometimes.

  3. 3
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Oh, what a massive surprise. With hindsight next time pretend to be frightened and cowed, you’ll be hauled up and you can then deliver your shock ‘n awe.

    • 56
      East Midlander says:

      Question ? Why is every Tom Dick and Harry getting their legal costs covered at the Leveson (No hope of a result ever) and poor old Guido Fawkes who has to dig deep to pay for his legal team. Is it another attempt to bankrupt him in order to close him down.

  4. 4
    Billy Bowden is the most hated poster on here says:

    Surely you should have the same right as Leveson to make claims live on TV?

  5. 5
    Capt Renault says:

    Campbell is complaining that the press has a ‘culture of negativity’ about politicians. If so, Campbell and Mandelson – and their spin doctoring – are directly responsible for a great deal of it.

  6. 6
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Well done Guido. Never cave in. Keep sticking it to them where it hurts.

  7. 7
    Bonzodog says:

    Brilliant … they have gagged you … the bastards

  8. 8

    I’m shocked, shocked to find that leaking is going on in here! [a Spad hands Campbell a press release]
    Spad: Where do you want this story planted, sir. ..

    From ‘Cashabanker’

    Tony Blair as Prick Plain
    Cherie Booth as Loads Wonga
    Gordon Brown as Victor Spazmo


  9. 9
    Billy Bowden is the most hated poster on here says:

    so trying to help gets the top comment deleted.

    #guessthatstheIrish #yourblogyourrules

  10. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido – done up like a kipper; and disposed of in yesterday’s newspapers.

    • 414
      A Copper says:


      Are you sending the Inquiry a bill for your time and for the costs in instructing Messrs Sue Grabbit and Runne ?

  11. 12
    Billy Bowden is the most hated poster on here says:


    ++++++++++++Steve Bruce sacked as Sunderland boos+++++++++

    MIliband link?

    • 23
      Billy Bowden is the most hated poster on here says:

      The curse of Miliband, Steve Bruce sacked as boss of Sunderland, how many wins since David Miliband joined the club?

      Need a stato

      • 141
        Sunderland supporter says:

        Oh god don’t tell me that balloon brown’s influence has been carried forward to MilliD. I had hoped that only worked for favours to be carried forward not jinxes.
        I’m off to the wear bridge.

  12. 15
    john in cheshire says:

    I hope that, one day, Mr Campbell gets what he deserves.

  13. 16
    andie says:

    Go on,,,you can tell me.

  14. 17
    Crikey says:

    Reveal the name to me then you can be all indignant and “shocked” when I disclose it?

  15. 18
    nell says:

    Well Guido haven’t they made a mess of things now that they’ve found out that alycampbell had done his own leaking?

    You forgot though that they also served the order to the wrong address in the first place.

    keystone cops or what!?!

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      The law must be seen to be fair says:

      It looks like Watson lied to leveson, however in fairness he should be called before the inquiry to explain the circumstances in which he obtained and posted Campbells statement.

      • 68
        Passing Reader says:

        Looks like Leveson is only interested in liars.

        Perhaps Cambell(spits)should pay your legal expenses.

        What a total waste of time & money this all is.

        • 150
          The law must be seen to be fair says:

          You miss the subtleness of my posting.

          • Dilligaff says:

            Would be nice but Leveson et al. have already accepted his contention that he ripped it off Guido’s posting. I would like to see net logs, caches, timings etc to back that up BUT he’s an MP and a ‘gennulman’ etc. etc.

  16. 20
    Thick as pig shit voter from Cowdenbeath says:

    Apart from having to go to work , I was looking forward to Thursday………

  17. 22

    Historic strike by 2 billion public sector workers has left the nation in chaos.

    “It will take weeks to recover from all this shopping we’ve done,” said nurses in Oxford street.

    “We’re standing up for our beliefs. A belief in massive entitlements. I’ve lost a days pay and went on an open topped bus that was really expensive. And I paid £6.50 for a small larger! But its worth it, if it means I can blow a whistle. Fly my made up flag and have a nice walk in the big city.”

    • 30
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      Spot on BQ.

      Who actually noticed?

      All these idiots have done is demonstrate their palpable non-worth.

      • 225
        Sir Aston Martin says:

        A BBC announcer read the shipping forecast at 0525. Made a much better job of it than any Met Office presenter. I have no brief for the BBC, but why the fuck are we paying all these Met Office people as well? (Mind you, Laura Wotsit is quite cute.)

        Anyhoo, that is the only effect of the strike I noticed.

    • 63
      Gonk says:

      Call a national strike and help our embattled retailers.

      • 72

        its worked. Online numbers today are looking exceptional. All those people staying at home on strike or looking after the kids seem to have been shopping online.

        • 153
          To be Fair says:

          To be fair the strikers and their hangers on almost brought a staircase in a west end office building to a complete halt this afternoon.

    • 90
      Jer oboam says:

      Seems the country carried on and the unions look what they really are antiques , out of date , time expired, they don’t seem to realise people don’t give a toss after 13years of lies and pissing money everywhere.

      • 143
        BOF2BS says:

        So Black Friday ($816mn) then Cyber Monday ($1,25bn) & now the greatest online day in the world ever the UK’s Walkout Wednesday.

    • 182
      M says:

      Perhaps the 1 day strike could be renamed labour day or simply bank holiday and then the poor sods who carry on working can pay for their day off
      It’s only fair !

    • 421
      Rip van Wrinkle says:


      These fucking public sector workers haven’t got a fucking clue how their pension work. Some dozy bitch on Sky earlier – ‘a colleague worked for 40 years in the public services and came out with a pension of £56 a week’

      Well, all I can say, is she was either not paying into a pension for 40 years, retired about 25 years ago or was working for below the minimum wage when she retired or the speaker is a FUCKING liar.

  18. 24
    Rat's arse says:

    Guido …. Send that pillock of a Judge your bill for expenses incurred in preparing for your ‘defence’. He did summon you, so the b*stard should foot the bill.

    • 41
      Planking my arse on the sofa says:

      I will be billing leveson for the popcorn and nachos I bought in.

    • 308
      jgm2 says:

      The small claims court is your friend Guido. I can’t remember if it’s 3K or 5K off the top of my head but Google will know.

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    Janet Streetwise Porter says:

    Listening to Alastair Campbell deliver his opinions on the failings of the press was like listening to Gordon Brown condemning the irresponsible fiscal policies of Ireland and Greece over the past few years..

  21. 32
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    Couldn’t organise a fuck in a brothel!

  22. 33
    imnumbervi says:

    Anybody would think that the authorities be frit

  23. 34
    owen says:

    Well done Guido for reminding us what a mendacious Hunt Campbell is. It is extraordinary how he has become reinvented as part of the Great and the Good, wheeled out regularly on the BBC to pontificate from on high on all manner of things. This is the New Labour bully whose stock in trade was intimidation and manipulation of the media. He did the job so well that the country failed to spot, for many years, that his lord and master Tony Blair was no better than his servant. And this man is invited by Leveson to expatiate on the wrongdoing of the Press. What a joke! Keep up the good work Guido. Shame you can’t cross swords with m’Learned Friends tomorrow – some of us were looking forward to that.

    • 106
      Lord Stansted says:

      Hear hear. Well done Guido. Perhaps you should try invoicing the Enquiry for your out-of-pocket expenses.

    • 280
      EdButLookBalls says:

      Hear Hear ! More power to your keyboard and mouse!

    • 461
      Alistair Campbell makes me ashamed to be human says:

      Well said. Surely the very fact that this man is regarded with respect by members of our Judiciary and treated as some kind of arbiter of public standards by our Parliament shows the depths to which our society has sunk.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Miliband on the Radio 4 clip being played:

    “Some of these people (dinner ladies, cleaners and nurses are earlier mentioned) earn in a week* what the Chancellor spends on his annual skiing holiday.”

    5 grand a week? – gisajob!

    (* Presumably the twat meant ‘year’)

    • 45
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      Ed has no idea about

      a) money

      b) ‘ordinary’ people

      c) anything

    • 54
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      RedEd does not have a clue. No real life experience.

    • 58
      MadJockMcMad says:

      That’s clearly Osbourne’s interpretation as well:

      Rremember when Teachers, Policemen, Police staff,Ambulance staff, Nurses, Midwives, NHS admin workers, Doctors and Fireman crashed the stock market, wiped out Banks, took billions in bonuses and paid no tax?

      No, me neither but clearly the Westminster wazzocks believe this and want all us to believe it to.

      • 162
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        I remember when Teachers, policemen,police staff, ambulance staff, nurses, midwives,NHS admin workers,doctors and firemen stuffed their collective heads up their arses and re-elected the Government who created the conditions that lead to the credit crunch because said government bribed them into stupidity with money borrowed from our grandchildren. Only Labour wazzocks would believe anything else. Hence fuck-all support for the strikers outside the public sector tumour.

    • 167
      Dinner Man says:


  25. 37
    robbie says:

    Leveson is proving to be a major public disappointment in his conduct of the inquiry.

    • 40
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      You must be Robbie of the ‘No fuckin shit brigade’.

    • 282
      Anonymous says:

      robbie,robbie,robbie,have you not realised by now that whoever the person appointed to chair this commitee would have been selected to ensure the resulting report would accord with the wishes of those appointing him.

      • 314
        jgm2 says:

        Indeed. It’s the Mervyn King principle. If he hadn’t agreed to be BoE governor during the Brown Imbecility and just keep his gob shut while the jackass destroyed the Uk economy then they’d just have appointed the next in line and then he’d have got the KG instead of Merv.

  26. 38
    Thick as pig shit voter from Cowdenbeath says:

    On todays performance Its almost like Alastair Campbell has been cloned…..

  27. 42
    Helpful Hilda says:

    Perhaps Guido could post his statement anonymously on Fatty-Watty’s blog?

  28. 43
    MadJockMcMad says:

    So let’s see – Tom Watson MP posts Alistair Campbell’s draft evidence to Levinson on his blog highlighting what Campbell is going to say, especially about Cheri and the bump.

    Order Order then reposts the same information on the basis it is now in the public domain. Campbell has a hissy fit at Order Order and Levinson ignores the original source of the on line information but blames Order Order instead and like some Peter Cook ‘Justice Cocklecarrot’ tries to lock up Guido simply because he is a nuisance to the establishment while deliberately misunderstanding his notes on players of the pink oboe…

    Is it just me or is Campbell using this load of crock to try and discredit any Order Order submission to Levinson?

    Nah, Campbell is as straight as a die, honest as the day is long …………

    • 73
      The story so far says:

      Guido posted first I believe, but thats irrelevant as Watson followed suit and then told leveson a cock and bull story about where he got it from , claiming he copied from guido. This story fell apart when it was realised guidos version was different from the one Watson posted as it contained redacted information which was visible in Watsons pisting, thus rendering his excuse as a lie.
      Campbell tried some damage limitation by admitting at leveson that he, him, alistair fucking campbell was in fact the one who sent numerous drafts of his statement out to various people in advance of the enquiry including to Journalsts and friendly politicians.
      It is now suspected that Watsons version came directly from Campbell.
      Watson has been caught out again yet the inquiry does not seem interested in calling him before it to explain himself.
      Guido has had his appearance cancelled no doubt to prevent further embarrasment to what is now taking on the form of a show trial.
      I say this as someone who has no particular love of the press .
      As it stands ihave no fith in this enquiry.

    • 161
      Not the Point says:

      Guido posted First. That however is not the point.

  29. 44
    Billy Bowden is the most hated poster on here says:

    Cant work you out Guido (maybe a good thing), people that try and help, you push away but people that chuck abuse and smears are welcome?


  30. 47
    Maximus says:

    …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…

    It gets more like m’Alice in Wonderland every day. Perhaps Guido has a view whether Leveson as a result is now less likely to leave his brain in a bucket each morning as he pursues his quarry enquiries.

    • 319
      jgm2 says:

      Wow. That sounds like one of those super-injunction thingies that rich c’lebs are so fond of to cover up shagging their tennis coach. Who’d have though an independent legal system would be complicit in taking one out to protect themselves.

  31. 48
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Oh come on Guido – tell us, we need something to cheer us up with the euro heading down the never ending hole…

  32. 48
    nightwatch says:

    Well done – I hope Leveson and Day apologise for what appeared to be threatening behaviour.

    Still want to hear you as a witness. Still much to be said, is’nt there ?

  33. 50
    Billy Bowden is the most hated poster on here says:

    Fuck it, email me the evidence and it will be published somewhere……

  34. 51
    Little Person says:

    Can’t you claim copyright? I take it that after reading your statement they decided it was best you were silenced.

  35. 52
    Sophie says:


    I was really looking forward to your appearance Guido.

    Popcorn cancelled.

    Surely your statement is yours?

    Can the politburo really prevent you from publishing?

    Get on a plane to Ireland & publish from there.

    Go on, you know you want to.

  36. 57
    If eugenics meant Billy you wouls all agree, even Guido. says:


  37. 59

    Suggest now that Guido:

    1. restores the link
    2. advises Lord Justice Lost-his-mind that he has done so
    3. tell him it is not too late to change his mind but
    4. Full costs will have to be reimbursed and
    5. No dog-muzzling

    Otherwise no deal.

  38. 60
    If eugenics meant Billy you would all agree, even Guido. says:

    It is still a fact.

  39. 62
    Call me Al. says:

    Just watching Campbell’s evidence on-line now, what a shower. Levensen falling over himself to thank him for his extensive evidence submission that has quite obviously been passed around his labour chums to settle old scores. Shameless. He’s given free reign while Guido is shut out.

    Once again, Campbell’s effin’ runnin’ the show.

    • 94
      nell says:

      Think you overstate there.

      Everyone who watched alycampbell knew they were watching a practised liar, spinner and leaker.

      I suspect leveson had a rude awakening and reaised, once alycampbell admitted bald faced, that he had leaked his own submission, that he’d made a gross error in letting alycampbell bully him on Sunday into calling Guido to give evidence. So hence the ‘invitation’ was withdrawn.

      Egg on face. Damage done.

  40. 64
    If eugenics meant Billy you would all agree, even Guido. says:

    most here would enjoy watching watching Billy get stab/kicked to death, its not a left/right problem but a class problem, niether class are good at interacting with eachother.

    If only i had a few million, how diiferent things would be.

    • 97
      nell says:

      You leave Bill alone. There are too few decent people in the world as it is.

      • 113
        a non says:

        Nell. Was looking over your shoulder when Billy gave tweet tips. Piece of cake and did a test run [15 secs after Billy on the last thread]
        If an old fool like I can follow his advice – see little problems for a young girl like you

        • 123
          nell says:

          Well I can’t do it! Something to do with my google chrome. I’ve never claimed to be technical – I’m better at cooking!

  41. 65
    Lewis Carroll says:

    Is it possible to email the Inquiry and state that you have no confidence in the manner in which it is being conducted?

    Would I address such an observation to the old buffer in charge?

  42. 66
    annette curton says:

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    The one thing that stands out so far with the Leveson enquiry is how big a lying shit is Campbell. His and labour’s hypocrisy knows no bounds.
    Campbell is scum.

  45. 70
    BillyBob... says:

    Campbell is two faced, barsteward that I would not pish on if he was on fire !!

  46. 71
    BillyBob... says:

    Time to nuke the Ir…annnnians perhaps ??

  47. 76
    Engineer says:

    Has it dawned on Levity that Guido was about to tell truths that many do not want spoken publicly? Has Levity realised that people like Campbell and Watson are quite capable of manipulating the press or whoever else they see fit to, and willing to do so at the drop of a hat?

    Some journalists behave like vultures. Some politicians and spin-doctors behave much worse. Levity may be starting to realise what a nest of vipers politics can be, and thus why a free press is so vital to hold them accountable to the people they (supposedly) serve.

    • 79
      BillyBob... says:

      Remember Kelly and the dark forces……

    • 89
      Passing Reader says:

      Far too smart for Levity to come to that conclusion.

      I think someone whispered in his ear that Guido was about to make the whole proceedings look the total farce that it is.

    • 327
      jgm2 says:

      I think you’re being a touch naive there. Leveson is long enough in the game to know what is expected of him hence using this legal construct to shut Guido off as he trundles off towards the inevitable conclusion agreed before the ‘enquiry’ ever started.

      It’s not his fault. If he’d refused to do it they’d have simply destroyed his career and gone to the next ‘eminent judge’ on the list.

  48. 78
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    So Guido why don’t you stand outside the court tomorrow where all the hacks are and give that mong Leveson both barrels?

    As for AC, get cancer and die you c u n t

  49. 80
    Fake Blood says:

    So Leveson is yet another establishment stooge. What filth.

  50. 82

    Ed Miliband. What’s his position on the strikes? I can’t seem to make much sense of what he’s been saying.

    He starts off waffling and just seems to get stuck in a sentence from which the escape keyword app#ars to be ONGOING

  51. 84

    This rigged inquiry has become a total farce. Leveson has shown himself to be not only biased but also totally incompetent. How this tosser ever became eligible to preside over legal proceedings is beyond me.

    It’s not just Leveson though. That four-eyed bearded idiot Q.C. that’s masquerading as Counsel for the Inquiry is just as bad, if not worse. He’s almost apologetic when questioning the various misfits, crooks and sleazebags that have made up the witness list, even though he’s been as easy on them as Stephanie Flanders would be on interviewing the two Eds.

    This isn’t a judicial inquiry, it’s a fucking travesty!

    • 111
    • 331
      jgm2 says:

      ‘This isn’t a judicial inquiry’.

      Oh yes it is.

      This is exactly what a ‘judicial enquiry’ looks like.

      A good lawyer never asks a question unless he knows what the answer will be and a government never holds an enquiry unless it knows exactly what the answer will be.

      This is a typical judicial enquiry. Convened to find, independently and legally you understand, exactly whatever it was set up to ‘find’.

  52. 85
    Fuck it, just kill me, if you have the balls, i am dead to the politcal world anyway, init? says:

    Kill Billy.

    Come on A.Madrid!!!!!

  53. 86
    Weygand says:

    This enquiry is a laughing stock and so nothing it might recommend is likely to be taken seriously.

  54. 91
    Mary Contrary says:


    Surely you have some thoughts on the matters before the Leveson enquiry, that you’d like to share with your readers?

    Of course, you wouldn’t want to leak your statement, no of course not, but your views, on the other hand, aren’t censored. And if your views happened to be remarkably similar to what you planned to tell Leveson, well that’s only to be expected isn’t it?

  55. 96
    Teri says:

    Go on. Guido, let it slip to a few journo friends. You can play them easily at their own game. If this is the level Leveson is operating at, we can forget anything of any note coming from it.

    Campbell is a snake in the grass and should be being given a hard time, but that wont happen.

    • 119
      thank fuck for adam boulton says:

      Why does Campbell still hold so much power? Remember this last ditch attempt to hold a coup against the wishes of the electorate?

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    Anonymous says:

    Does this mean you’re no longer considered a witness?

    If so, the Restriction Order no longer applies to your testimony.

    • 110
      nell says:

      It doesn’t anyway presumably because alycampbell’s ‘testimony’, if you can call it that, has now been given.

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    I want to sodomise Priti Patel says:

    Publish it in Ireland, or are you rolling back nearly 100 years of history and the Irish are still under British jurisdiction.

    Anyway, look on the bright side. You no longer need the family size pack of Vaseline.

    • 279
      Ze Plain People of Ireland says:

      Sure and begorrah, we work on Merkel’s Farm now, sorr… Guten Nacht…

  58. 105
    Yawner says:

    Ewanme ‘outing’ herself would create more interest.

    • 121
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever! says:

      You’re not wrong yawner

    • 166
      Brian Sewell says:

      Well Guido, I’ve been thinking about this, and I really think you should have – HWAAAA? no WAY….. Ewanme comin out??? fk…… how do you bookmark in Chrome

  59. 115
    Would this world be better off with Billy Bowden? says:

    some say it would, others disagree.

    Either way i am hated by all sides which means i may be doing something right.

    • 243
      fucky nell says:

      Flaky logic – it’s just that you’re a total cun*t

    • 343
      nell says:

      you should reword that – ‘This World would be better off With Bill’

      Or do you really want to go and leave it to the evil lying alycampbells.

      Stay around and make a difference!

  60. 116
    Give me a quid for what I'm thinking... says:

    So, “Guido is not allowed to tell you what he was going to tell the judge in his Witness Statement tomorrow”
    If the judge has not heard what you were going to say, how can he stop you saying it?
    This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard, talk about la, la land.
    The judge is as daft as a box of frogs.

    • 178
      Under what authority ? says:

      This is indeed bizare, I can understand leveson restricting a statemts contents being published before it is heard by the inquiry but I cannot see under what authority he can silence someone from providing information which the inquiry no longet wishes to hear. Im not a Lawyer but could any legal pease clarify this.

  61. 120
    nell says:

    Do you know I think this is a real case of ‘ he who laughs last laughs longest’.

    alycampbell thought he’d manipulated (bullied) the leveson inquiry on Sunday by forcing them to call Guido. Now he’s utterly discredited as a liar, spinner, leaker.

    I suspect Guido will keep his powder dry and wait for a suitable time to bring out the crosshairs.

    • 181
      Indigo says:

      But the BBC is still reporting that Campbell’s written evidence was leaked by a blogger.

      If I relied on the BBC for accurate up-to-date information about anything – eurozone crisis, climate change, the Leveson Inquiry – I would know nothing.

      • 338
        jgm2 says:

        And there you have it. A few political obsessives here know that the ‘enquiry’ is a farce but the BBC is still emphasising the ‘What a bastard that Murdoch is eh – he supports the T*ries you know – had to shut his paper down you know – can’t be trusted’ angle to the other 60 million folk on the island.

  62. 124
    another anonymong says:

    So Guido has no right of reply?

    Censorship is democracy at work, as long as you agree with one side of the political establishment and the BBC.

    • 125
      a seriously professional troll says:

      This site censors comments that doesn’t suit it.

      • 128
        Panto Dame says:

        Oh no, it DOES!

      • 159
        another anonymong says:

        I don’t care about this privately funded blog, but I do care about a publicly funded broadcaster with huge global influence who should give a balanced political view of every argument.

        • 232
          Hugh Janus says:

          In the same way that they covered the so-called national strike today – when “up to” 2m public sector workers downed tools, and the remaining 58m just got on with life, determined not to allow the union wreckers their moment of glory…

      • 189
        The Paragnostic says:

        I have only ever had one comment deleted, and that was about Piers Ploughman and his unhealthy interest in beet futures.

        I suppose it marched a little over the line…

  63. 126
    anoneumouse says:

    no win, no fee

  64. 127
    Would this world be better off with Billy Bowden? says:

    • 158
      nell says:

      Of course it wouldn’t – don’t be silly!

      Thanks for Queen :) There’s nobody could sing like him!

    • 187
      nell says:

      Bill if you’re feeling down read this article criticising alycampbell. This is what it means to make real enemies. I wonder how alycampbell feels about that? You, you must remember onn the other are much liked. Something alycampbell is never going to experience.

      “Observer says:

      November 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      Is this unctuous witness Campbell the acclaimed alcoholic, manic depressive who once earned a living by writing mild porn whilst plying his penis in South of France before really selling his soull by working for the late Cap’n Bob(the one who stole the Mirror pension fund) at The Mirror followed by playing Goebells to Tony Blair thus corrupting the body politic for a decade as evidenced by the duo’s great feat in starting a war in Iraq based on lies finally topping his filthy debauched career by being the catalyst in the death of Dr David Kelly. This piece of scum now wants to rewrite his cv. The whited sepulchre should look in the mirror and weep”

  65. 129
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Nice spelling of Campbell in the headline pic; I detect the drunken hand of Neo.

  66. 131
    Grumpyoldgit says:

    I do think Guido is being disingenuous here. As he, and presumably the rest of you, know quite well, it was about Guido’s late response and request for public funding. Neither could be sorted out before tomorrow so the appearance was cancelled for the moment.

    • 165

      The Witness Statement was submitted on time, as an aside the lawyer asked for funding on the same terms as every other witness. We’re ready to roll.

      • 348
        jgm2 says:

        ‘As an aside..’

        First, last and only think in a lawyers head in my experience. They don’t give a rat’s ass if they win, lose or draw as long as they get paid.

    • 239
      Anonymous says:

      Get back to the bottle Campbell, you nauseating little shit. And what does ‘cancelled for the moment’ mean, eh? Is the word you are groping for ‘postponed’ by any chance, you illiterate thug.

  67. 132
    Ah! Monika says:

    Surely Guido can publish a ‘similar’ observation after the inquiry has closed.

  68. 133
    Please marry me says:

    Guido _ I have had an orgasm reading about WMD campbell’s exposure for what he is, I love you and want to have a baby by you.

  69. 136
    'It’s a damp squib strike' Cameron says:

    He went on to say that on the other hand it has been a huge success and has saved shed loads of cash that would have been paid to the public sector strikers and we are now thinking of making it compulsory for ALL civil servants (and particularly the uncivil ones) to have one day a week off, EVERY WEEK.

    This will save 20% of the shirkers salaries and clear the national deficit in a fortnight.
    A spokesperson for the Unions and Labour party said “oh bollocks”.

    • 140
      BillyBob... says:

      Strike? ‘as there been a strike?? never noticed :)

      • 146
        Tut tut says:

        Thousands of people who don’t work haven’t been to work today and you didn’t notice.

      • 156
        A public sector worker says:

        You just shut your face billybob.

        I’m a diversity awareness co-ordinator and I do a real important job.

        I can’t be arsed to contribute no more to my big pension, why should I, when you private sector tossers can do it for me like.

        And don’t give me no “I didn’t notice the strike”, because u must have – I wasn’t co-ordinating diversity and you must have noticed that because it’s important work like innit.

        Pay up. I want your money.

  70. 142
  71. 144
    a non says:

    Choose a tweet anywhere. Right click the time give e.g 5minsago , 1hourago etc in the tweet. Choose save shortcut. Paste that in your comment and Bobs your Uncle

    • 148
      a non says:

      Partdon it is copy shortcut

    • 170
      nell says:

      When I do that the only option it gives me is to ‘copy link address’ Then when I paste it here all I get is a text thread. Has to be something to do with my server – it’s probably as ancient and out of date as me!!

      Anyway I’m going to try to change my server over the weekend when I’ve got a bit of time to myself – and we’ll see then if that helps.

  72. 151
    Observer says:

    Observer says:

    November 30, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Is this unctuous witness Campbell the acclaimed alcoholic, manic depressive who once earned a living by writing mild porn whilst plying his penis in South of France before really selling his soull by working for the late Cap’n Bob(the one who stole the Mirror pension fund) at The Mirror followed by playing Goebells to Tony Blair thus corrupting the body politic for a decade as evidenced by the duo’s great feat in starting a war in Iraq based on lies finally topping his filthy debauched career by being the catalyst in the death of Dr David Kelly. This piece of scum now wants to rewrite his cv. The whited sepulchre should look in the mirror and weep.

    • 191
      Tessa Tickles says:

      You write “alcoholic” like it’s a bad thing. And anyway, given who he was working for, alcoholism is entirely understandabubble.

      • 210
        nell says:

        I suspect his alcoholism was more to do with self loathing for what he is than who he worked for.

        I think the two most eveil things he ever did were to hound d r d a v i d k e l l y to his death and to write wicked lies about wmd in that sexed up dossier that took us to war and killed thousands!!

        • 247
          Tessa Tickles says:

          Hundreds of thousands. I think the conservative estimate is 500,000.

          God, he must be so proud of himself.

          • The Observer. says:

            Do you think he got mixed up with that old joke that “road accidents with ice cream vans are rare but when they happen hundreds of thousands are involved.
            The figure of half a billion was taken to involve dividing GDP of 1.5 trillion by 300 working days and taking a 10% ratio.

    • 195
      Weygand says:

      Don’t worry. I imagine that he does.

  73. 157
    Fitbad the Tailor says:

    Lord Leveson: Thankyou. I am most grateful for your appearance here today and for your invaluable evidence from someone representative of the broadcasting side of the media. Just before you go I would like to tentatively enquire whether you would be prepared to answer a question of my own which would, I think, help me to understand the wider aspects of your evidence. There is no obligation to answer this question so you can say if you would rather not reply.

    Ms Diamond (apprehensively): If I can help, my Lord, I will.

    Lord Leveson: As I said, there is no need to answer this question if you do not feel inclined but it would be helpful if you could. The question I would like to put (ahem) is whether you have ever felt the urge to write articles for the tabloid press.

    Ms. Diamond: Well I have from time to time done so, according, obviously, to the best codes of practice.

    Lord Leveson: So the article in the ‘Daily ****’ headlined (ahem): ‘Fatty French Finally Falls For Fitter Figure’ was written in accordance with those codes of practice?

    Ms. Diamond: The headlines were nothing to do with me. I was invited to write a piece about Ms French and her astonishing reduction in weight. I am a great fan and I wrote a very supportive article from the view point of someone who also had a very real weight problem.

    Lord Leveson: That was clearly in the public interest?

    Ms. Diamond: Every woman will relate to the problems Ms French faced in the aftermath of her personal predicaments which had nothing to do with her public persona.

    Lord Leveson: I am much obliged. There are no more questions. I think we could all adjourn now for a nice cup of tea.

    Court Usher: All rise!

  74. 168
    Hang The Bastards says:

    *** BLOG QUIZ ***

    Question: Rerarrange these two sets of words into well known phrases that describe recent events at the Leveson enquiry.

    Phrase 1: A Brewery Pissup In

    Phrase 2: A Campbell Lying Is C Alistair Unt

  75. 169
    BOF2BS says:


    Can You Help?
    The Inquiry would welcome submissions from the press, the public and other interested parties on the issues that emerged from three seminars held in October 2011.

    To help this process, the Inquiry has set out some Key Questions (PDF, 12.7kb).

    Please send any representations to generalenquiries

    Deadline for submissions is end November 2011.

    Better courier it Guido!

    • 179
      the Inquiry says:

      Ooh, get them! Capitalising “Inquiry” and “Key Questions” like they’re really important.

  76. 171
    not a machine says:

    Interesting Guido ! why on earth does lord Levenson think you are not part of the world in posting leaks , or have anything to say on world of mps and press ? very odd .

    Slightly disappointed today , after spending some time chasing down labour/huhnes Carbon Capture Project and enjoyed a pint when it got rummbled as impossibly expensive (let alone using loads of energy and toxic chemicals) Ive just found on news , smaller one at power station near Hull has been switched on today at a cool £26mn , cited as full scale test plant , I feel cheated , but someone will start some proper data , I have no idea where CO2 is going , bloody long pipe line to north sea .I have always wondered what they do when scrubber doesnt work , do they turn off power station ??

    wonder if I should be happy Banks are moving to a refinance package ? must mean they have settled on way on everyone taxes paying for europes debts , at least I think its a win win situation , just dont feel the theft .

    • 197
      The Paragnostic says:

      They’re squirting the CO2 down an old oil well. With luck, it’ll stay there for a bit.

      • 213
        Engineer says:

        If you see bubbles rising in the North Sea, take steps. Preferably large ones – and preferably inland.

        • 306
          Ah! Monika says:

          It’s only Neptune farting!

        • 359
          Tachybaptus says:

          There’s a theory, one of the ones that tries to give a practical explanation for ships vanishing in the Bermuda Triangle. This is that a reservoir of methane hydrates — methane and water frozen together into ice — under the ocean floor partially melts from time to time, releasing a burst of gas that turns the ocean above it into a foam. The foam is lighter than water, so a ship on its surface sinks instantly, without warning or time to send a Mayday call.

          If ships start disappearing in the North Sea, we shall know that something similar is going on.

        • 363
          Tachybaptus says:

          Оh buggеr, І wrоtе а РЕА wоrd wіthоut nоtісіng. Τrу аgаіn.

          Τhеrе’s а thеоrу, оnе оf thе оnеs thаt trіеs tо gіνе а рrасtісаl еxрlаnаtіоn fоr shірs νаnіshіng іn thе Bеrmudа Τrіаnglе. Τhіs іs thаt а rеsеrνоіr оf mеthаnе hуdrаtеs — mеthаnе аnd wаtеr frоzеn tоgеthеr іntо ісе — undеr thе осеаn flооr раrtіаllу mеlts frоm tіmе tо tіmе, rеlеаsіng а burst оf gаs thаt turns thе осеаn аbоνе іt іntо а fоаm. Τhе fоаm іs lіghtеr thаn wаtеr, sо а shір оn іts surfасе sіnks іnstаntlу, wіthоut wаrnіng оr tіmе tо sеnd а Mауdау саll.

          Іf shірs stаrt dіsарреаrіng іn thе Νоrth Sеа, wе shаll knоw thаt sоmеthіng sіmіlаr іs gоіng оn.

      • 222
        not a machine says:

        If what they are squirting down said ye old oil well , is not free of scrubber solvent (very nasty stuff) , I want it stopped and huhne sued for ignoring risks of technology despite numerous unanaswered questions and requests for some energy efficency calculations .

        • 272
          The Paragnostic says:

          Those amines aren’t very nasty, and in any case they wouldn’t want to waste too much of them down the well.

          I’m more pissed off that this sort of crap is being promoted as ‘green’, when it’s a great way to make your power plant 25% less efficient.

          • stringemup says:

            Huhne was on “Hardtalk” on BBC World Service yesterday and today. He mentioned this smaller plant, but I did not recognise that he was speaking the truth because his lips were moving.

            He blustered a bit and had quite a lot of tractor production figures to hand, but what most impressed me was the fact that he didn’t lean over, grab Sarah Montague by the neck and fucking well throttle the useless cow !

  77. 172
    God's Holy Trousers says:

    Hypocrisy Cambell is thy name.

  78. 177
    Gordon the Mong says:

    My alter ego Gordon the Moron is currently in the commons, for a radiation debate. He is surrounded by a large Labour sycophants. Discussing that his t urds glow in the dark are not of any interest to any sane person except labour.

    • 194
      Gordon the moron says:

      I’m in the process of tabling my motions.

    • 284
      The Plain People of England says:

      Gordon who? Oh, that Jock Mong who screwed up the country but provided us with such laughs. Is he still around? Thought he had resigned to do something important.

  79. 184
    Indigo says:

    Anyone here bought Olympics equestrian cross-country day tickets? You might want to check the terms and conditions. LOCOG appears to have sold too many – about four times too many.

  80. 185
    Call me Al. says:

    Hold up streaky,

    Was Campbell really moaning about islamaphobia in right wing rags after all he did to stir that shit up with the bullshit dossier, the following invasion, and the subsequent (or resulting) London bombings?

    Fucking incredulous!

    If people of certain pursuasion are islamaphobic, and if certain rags look to express that in print, they need only look to the propaganda machine that he once helmed.

    And in any case, what’s it to do with Levenson? It’s still a free country, isn’t it?

  81. 190
    Diddly Whatsit says:

    Guido, all you need to do is publish a document entitled, “What I could have said but didn’t and maybe wouldn’t have had becuase I respect Lord leveson so much”. It is surely not contempt to write about things you would not have said in court.

    • 198
      WVM says:

      Indeed, just like the super-injunctions.

    • 199
      Hang The Bastards says:

      Yeah just do a re-draft and circulate it to us all for some feedback. Afterall we are all friends.

    • 360
      jgm2 says:

      Naaah. Just claim your submission to Leveson was just a ‘draft’, change a couple of words and publish the finished version.

      Alternatively, that version you sent me yesterday for comment/amendment like Alki Campbell before you agreed not to make your present version public might accidentally get published or forwarded to interested parties by my kids – the little scamps.

  82. 192
    Anonymous says:

    “Guido is not allowed to tell you what he was going to tell the judge in his Witness Statement”

    Be brave.

    • 200
      Tessa Tickles says:


      How dare a public servant (repeat: public servant) tell us what we can and cannot say.

      The next step – and we’re just about there – is they’ll tell us what we can and cannot think.

  83. 206
    Would this world be better off with Billy Bowden? says:

    so the basic story is , you bottled it twice in a few days Guido?

    • 220
      Tessa Tickles says:

      If the 17th century Guido had been *this* Guido, it would have been, “ooh, no, we can’t go into Parliament’s cellars, not with all those barrels of gunpowder. Think of the noise. What if we trip up or something? Ooh, what if we’re caught? And any way it’s probably full of spiders. Let’s just write a letter and tell the king what we think of him. But we’d better check first that what we write is OK with him in case we upset him a bit. Let’s discuss it first. Let’s not. Pub?”

    • 230
      Abarth Phartrising says:

      I doubt that. I suspect that several people have a great deal to lose if GF speaks the truth about them. In amongst the spite and revenge seeking is the fact that Watson and Campbell were on opposite sides of a vicious war for several years, fought in close quarters and under great pressure.

      The last time I saw anything as odious as all this, I was a small kid watching a caravan site cess tank rupture. A huge collection of rancid turds fighting desperately to be the last one in the tank.

  84. 207
    So What? Part 2 says:

    I can’t believe no one has picked up on the scandalous moment at PMQs today when Ed Miliband did a Blinky and said “So what?” when Cameron said the coalition had taken children out of poverty and introduced free nursery education for 2, 3 and 4 years olds. Miliwank should be made to answer about this.

    Video coming up in a few minutes.

    • 416
      Errr..... says:

      He also said, ‘Osborne spends more on his skiing holiday then dinner ladies earn in a day.’ What a dick!

  85. 208
    Why are THEY so bloody special? says:

    Public sector workers are both paid better and enjoy more generous pensions than their private sector equivalents, said leading independent think-tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

  86. 211
    Steve Miliband says:

    Best not take the dog out to the woods for a few weeks until things calm down a bit.

    • 229
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Isn’t it weird, the way a small cut to a minor artery (which would ordinarily clog but for some reason didn’t) can cause you to bleed to death in such a way that there’s no blood – and I mean, none – and when people find you they think you’re still alive because there’s no blood around you, even though you bled to death.


    • 254
      Jer oboam says:

      Why has the dog been ill?.

    • 332
      Dog in Wood, Deer in Front says:

      Fenton! Fenton!!! Fenton!!!! J*sus Ch**st, FENTON!!!!!!!!!

  87. 216
    nell says:

    So when is the leveson shambles expected to come to an end?

    And how much will its worthless conclusions have cost us when it does?

  88. 218
    Anonymous says:

    Come on Guido let us know what you know about Tom Watson

  89. 219
    Politicians are CUNTS says:

    the collusion and corruption continues

    who the fucking hell does campbell think he is??? he’s the name of a crooked clan and he’s living up to expectations

  90. 221
    Would this world be better off with Billy Bowden? says:

    Fact is Guido bottled it, not once but twice, Now Guido what was that other day about the freedom of the press and internet?

    • 233

      Let us ask ourselves a question, here:

      Do you have a more successful business than Guido or is his more successful than yours?

      If you can even begin to understand this concept, then you might conclude that Guido has been rather brave in taking this to the wire when it might have adversely affected his livelihood.

      • 238
        Would this world be better off with Billy Bowden? says:

        Nope simple fact.

        Leveson has now stopped Guido from publishing the truth on two days (campbells and his own) .

        Leveson won.

        • 246

          I understand where you are coming from. But if you think this is the end, then you may be rudely awakened. It is not even the beginning of the end. It is not even the end of the beginning.

          • Would this world be better off with Billy Bowden? says:

            i reckons Guido has moved into different circles and is now above what he started out to be against.

          • You are entitled to think that. I happen to disagree.

            Now that I am out of the country, I can afford to take “risks” that I could never have entertained when in it. Never criticise anyone for looking after their own, and their family’s position first.

        • 259
          The Paragnostic says:

          Leveson won?

          By taking the ball home and shriking to his mam?

          Like fuck he won – he just made himself and his inquiry look foolish.

    • 260
      Jer oboam says:

      Just calm down dear, think the man has been a good boy and played the game in a nice way, things can change quite quickly and can still give the establishment/Liebour/Gridiron/big L, major heart palpitations, lets hear what others have to say, it ain’t over until it’s over and these lawyers will make it last.

  91. 231
    Make this man mayor of London says:

  92. 235
    Would this world be better off with Billy Bowden? says:
    • 251
      WVM says:

      Fuck me, unions complaining about tax! Well I never, whatever next?

    • 252
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Income tax is a tax on workers, but I don’t remember Unison whining when Brown doubled (from 10% to 20%) the rate of income tax for the poorest workers.

    • 253
      nell says:

      Well he’s right there. It’s a tax on the private sector working class to fork out for goldplated endsalary pensions to the unworthy public sector that the private sector have no chance of ever matching.

      • 261
        Tessa Tickles says:

        Yes, but the important thing to remember, nell, is the public sector ‘workers’ don’t want to contribute towards their own pensions. So obviously, everyone else should be more than happy to cough-up on their behalf. I mean, why wouldn’t we be overjoyed with this expectation?

        I don’t know about you, but I personally long to have my wages taken away from me and paid into a public-sector workers’ pension scheme, so they can have a pension I can’t afford.

        Whilst the public sector workers don’t make any extra contribution.

        Come on, don’t be selfish nell.

        • 302
          nell says:

          Retiring at 60 on a goldplated endsalary public sector pension eh Tess?

          Bit like hoping to win the lottery isn’t it?

          Night sweetie. Really must go to bed now if I’m going to wake up at 6.30am.

          • Tessa Tickles says:

            Night night.

            Think of the teacher (public sector parasite state school teacher) who wrote a letter to the Times this week, saying she was “tired” and “due to retire” because she’d “worked hard” and teaching was “a young man’s game”.

            She was 40.

  93. 242

    Nice article from Emily Nomates. Comments were off unfortunately. If you see this, kudos. And don’t worry. I will defend you from Mad Frankie…

  94. 248
    nell says:

    I wonder what alycampbell’s thinking tonight about his performance before leveson?

    Is he thinking – OMG wasn’t I good – I made myself look absolutely sincere honest and convincing – he must have believed every word I said.


    or is he saying – Oh ‘sugar’ – I looked such a liar – nobody is going to believe a word I said……

    • 271
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Hopefully he’s swallowing a cup-load of Eskalith tablets, washing them down with a bottle of vodka.

      Whilst thinking of all the Iraqi children he had killed.

      • 288
        nell says:

        Well I follow your gist but do you know I hope he and bliar and gordon and their backstabbing crew hang around for lots of years as we all get older.

        I’d really like to look at their pathetic, self justifying, ageing carcasses through the eyes of my aged wisdom and see if I despise them as much as I do now. I suspect I will!!

        • 334
          Tessa Tickles says:

          Hmm. I don’t want to spend the rest of my life sharing this planet with Campbell. I want him buried in it, or scattered over it.

    • 291
      Ctesibius says:

      If he knew what he looks like – really knew – he would kill himself

  95. 249
    Polythesis says:

    Well, its almost as if the Leveson inquiry doesnt want to find out the truth isnt it? You might well think that the Leveson inquiry is simply a rigged stitch up whitewash to finger a certain MSM target. The establishment had plenty of practice with the climategate whitewashes.

    Campbell and Twatson and the Guardian and the BBC and Leveson, they know who the enemy is and they have all the ‘evidence’ they need. Plus a string of desperate B list faders up for a little face time of course. It helps to have a tear jerker tale teller on board to tug those heart strings, real evidence? They dont need no steekin evidence! Actually that scumbag with the pie was a brilliant poster boy for the inquiry, that is what this inquiry is really all about and at the end of it the press will be gagged except for the state approved organs.

    Leveson had his conclusions handed to him before he sat down for the 1st day didnt he? In comes Twatson on his anti Murdoch jihad leaking titbits to his BBC and guardian friends. Its a show trial, and show trials dont like the script changing, cannot handle their set piece theatre being upset. Campbell and Twatson? Well, they just made an honest mistake didnt they? Happens all the time, doesnt everyone perjure themselves, deliberately mislead and lie to a legal inquiry every day? Happens to me every day.

  96. 264
    Jess The Dog says:

    Guido, send me your draft submission for a look … I promise not to leak it! Leveson won’t mind, honest!

  97. 268
    grobdj says:

    As I said yesterday, Leveson cannot write a balanced report if he prosecutes the witnesses. It is he who has bottled it.

    As for the confidentiality clause, this is normal for our legal system, and is regularly used to keep junior X-Factor contestants in line. It worked a lot better when the punishment was death.

  98. 270
    Jer oboam says:

    Has red ed run into wall nose first?.

  99. 273
    Axe the TV Tax says:

    One of the most biased Newsnights I’ve ever seen the BBC really did pushed to boat out on this one.

    • 342
      The Observer. says:

      Tarzan Hesseltine dealt quite well with the Italian American economics professor from Essex uni.
      Overall this is less biased than the Toady Programme or World at One on radio 4.
      But why are all the women so plain or just plain ugly.

      • 418
        Errr..... says:

        I thought he did well and she was pretty buseless. At one point she froze for about 3 secs and I thought she’d lost it. Pre-freeze bullshit came back on line though.

  100. 276
    Anonymous says:

    Guido, you should publish all you have and all you know. The Hell with them.

  101. 277
    Foo Cha o'Bitz says:

    Here lies the body of Alastair Campbell.

    Nothing changes.

  102. 283

    Paul Mason.

    On strike.


    BBC Wanker.

    (Seen Elsewhere)

  103. 285
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Here come de judge, here come de judge, everyone know dat he is the judge.
    Bet no one gets the video up for this song.

  104. 290
    nell says:

    OK . Had a lazy day with YoungNell today with school shut for strike. Disgraceful – loads I should have done, And I’ve done nothing.

    Anyway alarm set for 6.30am tomorrow so time for bed.

    Night folks. God Bless.

  105. 294

    Pаυl Mason.

    On strike.


    BBC Wanker.

    (Seen Elsewhere)

    • 297
      Indeed says:

      A socialist through and through and BBC Newnight propaganda wanker!

    • 310
      Timmy Mallet says:

      Which one is he? Does he have a rather ‘regional’ accent?

    • 314

      Only the BBC could employ a Marxist-economist for their flagship financial/new program.

      Having said that, he is quite good.

      • 322
        BBC says:

        I’ll have you know we are impartial, independent and trustworthy.

      • 345
        Common purpose can be well hidden says:

        Quite good? At what, disguising the political leanings in his reports?

      • 347

        Can he explain why Bolshevic communism failed? Or why China’s communism is now based upon medieval Europеan sufdom? Or why Cuba has fallen apart? Or why all the Afrcan communist nations have failed. Albania, Jugoslavia, South America.

        Sorry Bill, you are probably winding me up a bit – but I am glad that I don’t have to listen to this corrosive, filtered, nonsensical broadcasting any more.

        I feel liberated without having to have burn any bras…

        • 357
          Tessa Tickles says:

          Well, not having had a tv for years, I’ve never heard of him.

          I mean, come on! TV? For heaven’s sake, this is the 21st century. Just download what you want, from anywhere in the world, when you want it.

          4 channels plus the CBBIEBIES or whatever it’s called? Pfft. Soviet crap. About time the Cons woke up to this. The world moves on, but they are playing catch-up.

      • 351
        The Observer. says:

        Are you talking about Mason as he is trying hard to speak English and is ubiquitious on both BBC radio and TV?
        Putting Preston and Mason together and you could still not get a lucid and erudite economist – or is that an oxymoron anyway?

    • 355
  106. 300
    Larry says:
    • 316
      Rolf Harris says:

      Have a tin of whiskers and shut the fuck up Larry.

      Tie me kangaroo down sport,
      tie me kangaroo down.
      Tie me kangaroo down sport,
      tie me kangaroo down.

  107. 317
    Cell time says:

    What an excellent week for Guido to make his HIGNFY debut!

  108. 324
    SO WHAT? PART 2 says:

    I can’t believe no one has picked up on the scandalous moment at PMQs today when Ed Miliband did a Blinky and said “So what?” when Cameron said the coalition had helped the poorest families. Miliwank should be made to answer about this.

    • 329
      Out of Touch says:

      And RedEd thought one week of a low paid worker’s wages would pay for a skiing holiday in Europe.

    • 333
      The BBC says:

      So what?

      It never happened.

      But if you happen to spot Ken Clarke looking anything other than bolt upright, do please give us a bell so we can pass it on to Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis to make their clever jokes about.

      Thank you for your money.

      • 344
        Tessa Tickles says:

        Punt and Dennis aren’t still alive are they?

        • 358
          Infuriated of West Mids says:

          They still seem to be infecting my radio on a Friday evening at 6.30.

          I would throw it out of the window, but it’s attached to the car and I’m sure that one of Labour’s thousands of New Criminal Offences must include wielding an allen key on a dual carriageway.

          • Tessa Tickles says:

            Almost defnitely. You’re not allowed to use a phone in a car, if you’re sat in the driving seat. Stationary in heavy traffic, with the handbrake on and the engine switched off. Because you’re “in control of the vehicle”.

            Next they’ll do you for smoking in a lay-by.

            Sieg Heil!

        • 432
          Displaced Brummie says:

          Dunt and Pennis were never truly alive in the first place. A fellow comedian’s shout of: “slab face!” has so resonance.

      • 350
        The BBC says:

        Oh – I forgot – if you see William Hague sounding a bit Northern or his head looking a bit shiny then let us know too, cos that’s hilarious.

        We’re an equal opportunities Labour propoganda machine impartial public broadcaster.

        • 368
          Beeboid says:

          Yes indeed we are impartial, independent and trustworthy.

          Although we wont be discussing the Institute for Fiscal Studies findings that public sector workers are both paid better and enjoy more generous pensions than their private sector equivalents in our News programs tonight.

      • 465
        Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

        For ‘clever jokes’ read ‘snide political sniping on behalf of the BBC.’ Bit like the News Quiz really, except they are very happy to flaunt their socialist credentials (probably because they’re sitting in front of an audience of BBC employees.)

  109. 326
    Spartacus says:

    what does it feel like to be muzzled like assange gweedo?

  110. 336
    lafcadio says:

    who in the world can it be,
    who leaked bad al’s testimony,
    the judge looked around,
    but naught could be found,
    just like those damn WMD

  111. 352
    Lord Bragg of Dorset says:

    I’m confused. I want to sing a shit song about all this but I can’t work out who are the good guys.

    Is Leveson a repressive mong or is he standing up for the people?

    Is Campbell a twisted, corrupt, lying, hypocritical, alcie ponce, or is he a socialist hero?

    Is Guido a running dog of imperialist capitalism, or just some guy with a popular blog?

    Lawks-a-mighty, perhaps I’ll just stick to outdated marxist claptrap!

    • 366
      Tessa Tickles says:

      Yeah, just sing about the miners. That should do it.

      Nobody listens to your songs any more, anyway.

  112. 361

    Jeremy Clarkson caused outrage last night when he said striking public sector workers should be shot dead “in front of their families”.

    He’s my man again.

    • 371
      Top Guy says:

      I dare say the Guardian and Mirror will have a frothy mouthed wankfest over that tomorrow.

    • 372
      Tessa Tickles says:

      That’s terrible! Listen to yourself! The striking public sector workers should be “shot dead in front of their families”? What the f*ck??

      Utterly utterly wrong and reprehensible.

      Get it right; the *families* of striking public sector workers should be shot dead. In front of the striking public sector workers, who should then, after a lengthy period of trauma, be shot dead.

      • 375
        Adolf Hitler says:

        Stop fucking around and just gas that bastards, gezzzzus!

        • 378
          Tessa Tickles says:

          German efficiency is so.. sterile. It lacks a certain artistic flair.

          • Napoleon says:

            Artistic flair you say well how about the guillotine eh, yes yes it’s very inefficient and bloody but it does have a certain… je ne sais quoi.


          • jgm2 says:

            Maybe if they’d used strobe lights in amongst all the gas it would’ve been more avant-garde?

            More ‘happening’.

            Anyway – shouldn’t joke about killing public sector workers. Even if they do get paid to kill us.

            Just fire the fuckers with extreme prejudice. A big fat DNR (Do Not Rehire) on their P45.

            Byeeee – it’s been emotional. Good luck selling your unique talents in the big wide world out there.

          • Tessa Tickles says:

            The Nazis used the guillotine, too. Just ask Hans and Sophie Scholl.

            Well, you can’t ask them, obviously.

            Nope. It’s got to be “shoot the family” first, and then shoot the strikers. It’s the only way.

      • 380
        Infuriated of West Mids says:

        Can I be sick and possibly urinate on the bodies afterwards, please? It would seem rude not to…

        I fully expect a plethora of faux, predictable outrage tomorrow.

        • 383
          Tessa Tickles says:

          It’s a free country, so why not?

          I bet Clarkson gets “called in” to “discuss things” with the BBC board tomorrow, if he’s in the country.

          At the very least, there’ll be a disapproving “statement”.

          But the Beeb can’t do anything, because Clarkson’s their golden goose.

          • Rip van Wrinkle says:

            They daren’t. He makes them too much wonga and he knows where the bodies are buried.

          • Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

            Indeed, which just shows what complete hypocrites they really are. They would sack anyone else who was so repeatedly politically incorrect on the spot.

      • 387

        Tonight … on Guido Fawkes blog … I posted some words … without thinking through … the significance … of what I had said …

        I want to apologise … to our host … to his junior colleague, Neo … to all the honest people … (yes, including the trolls) …who post on here … to my family … my mother … my father … my brother and sisters … my beloved and beautiful Ewa , whose gorgeous arse I am not even fit to fondle … the wider listening world … the BBC … the Houses of Parliament … those wonderful judges who take such care in giving their clever decisions … and anyone else I may have regrettably left out.

        I am so … so … sorry … I have let you all down … Thank you Tessa for correcting my ghastly … and outrageous … mistake …

        OK, loves! Was that OK? Did you get it all?

    • 377
      jgm2 says:

      Hahahaha. Did he really?

      Good man.

      Do the BBC know what Clarkson’s broadcasting or have they all knocked off by 4.00PM for dinner at the club?

      Better keep quiet about the dissident Clarkson or he’ll be subjected to some Winston Smith re-education.

      • 403
        The Paragnostic says:

        Serves them right for having him on live. The One Show, no less, with the presenters who weren’t good enough to get the job until Chiles and Bleakley fucked off to ITV.

        I’m surprised he was as polite as he was.

    • 395
      Jeremy says:

      Some say he thinks public sector workers should be shot dead in front of their families and that Adolph Hitler would’ve gas them, all we know is he’s called the Stig.

    • 434
      Displaced Brummie says:

      He made a mistake. He should have said: “striking public sector workers should be shot dead before their families, then their families should be shot as well.”

  113. 362
    Trent Lock says:

    I think Dave got the PR wrong today. Don’t blame the workers,Blame the Unions for misleading them is what he should be doing.

    • 374
      Must tread carefully says:


    • 379
      jgm2 says:

      Have to agree. Just as Labour?the Maximum Imbecile targeted the wicked banks rather than the several million fucking numpties who’d borrowed money they cannot pay back so we must not blame the poor union membership numpties for being used as cannon-fodder in the unions effort to overthrow the election result.

      Yeah, yeah, so you got 11 million votes – but look – we have two million idiots who’ll do whatever we order them to do in order to fuck up your plans.

      • 388
        Tessa Tickles says:

        “up to” 2 million idiots. And let’s face it, it really was a damp squib. The unions fucked it up, royally.

        Next time, they’ll be lucky to muster a quarter of that. Not least because Osborne can threaten to sack *another* 710,000 of them.

      • 394
        Dave needs to be as wise as a snake and as gentle as a dove. ( Biblical) says:

        True. Dave will not win a single vote and will lose multiple votes by attacking dinner ladies, nurses and care workers (Ed always uses the emotional classes) but he could reap a bumper harvest if he insists and provides proof that the Unions are using and abusing them.

        • 399
          Tessa Tickles says:

          I’m not all that keen on dinner ladies, nurses and care workers, to be honest.

          Not if they want me to pay their pension contributions for them, because they themselves can’t be arsed.

          • Francis says:

            Well that is actually a very fair point Nell. But it seems that the battle lines are drawn around them as for some odd reason the public have been manipulated by all political parties into thinking all people who work in these sectors are Saints or potential saints.

  114. 367
    Mr Chips says:

    So it turns out that the only effective public sector walk out came from the teachers.

    That tells you ALL you need to know about today’s teachers

    • 381
      jgm2 says:

      Bit of a bonus. The kids will learn more at home than they will in the state’s expensive day-care facility. Provided their parents give a shit.

      which of course they don’t. which is why Labour can still get 28% of the vote even after destroying the UK economy.

      • 390
        not now cato says:


        • 464
          Anonymous says:

          What does it say? That the pay freeze and 1% pay rise is a bloody joke. The fucking Conservative party is paying dossers on benefits 5.2% and public sector a 1% pay rise! Who would have thought that ideological U turn was possible?

  115. 382
    albacore says:

    Our Fawkes ain’t arf been a naughty lad
    He’s made that Inquiry look real bad
    First they said that he had to appear
    When he said he would, they turned all queer
    “Just stay away. We don’t need your sort
    And DON’T tell anyone what you thought!”
    Much more of this and the lumpen masses
    Might start to believe they’re silly asses!

  116. 384
    The biased BBC does it again. says:

    Tonight’s Panorama was probably an indicator of ALL that is wrong within the BBC.

    A young Russian girl has been going around shagging prominent Western defence officials/politicians, all of them very old married men. Then MI5 quite rightly decides to question this young girl and after questioning her MI5 thinks it is best to send her back to Russia.

    In other times this would seem reasonable but The BBC thinks otherwise and they produce a panorama show to insist that the attractive young Russian girl is only shagging old lecherous western defence connected men because she is in love with them.

    The BBC is a national disgrace and a laughing stock.

  117. 391
    Not saif says:

    Coming up on Newsnight is a report asking why the LSE allowed Saif Gaddafi to attend and they’ll be interviewing his former tutor!

  118. 393
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Utterly and unashamedly off-topic, and apropos of nothing, but here is the Ed Miliband Union Puppy:

    That is all.

  119. 398
    Quote of the Day says:

    “They’re all shouting in unison. Or maybe that should be they’re all shouting on behalf of Unison”.

  120. 400
    FIGHT! says:

    Mark Serwotka vs Francis Maude on Newsnight now.

  121. 401
    Rob Andrew says:

    Could we please just bring this all back to me. Clearly I’m not blame. You might be, though. Have you ever considered that it might be all your fault?

  122. 402
    FIGHT! says:

    Paxo giving Mark Serwotka a run for his money.

    • 407
      Neil Kinnock says:

      Mark is a chip off the old block. I would be proud to call him son.

      • 467
        Kinnock is the Euro Trougher Supreme and Censor of the British Press says:

        Yes, he is just as big a troughing hypocrite as you are – calling yourself a socialist and living the high life on the back of real workers.

  123. 404
    FIGHT! says:

    Mark Serwotka making an absolute twat of himself on Newsnight. Popcorntastic.

  124. 406
    FIGHT! says:

    If you missed it, it’s worth a watch on iplayer. Serwotka called Maude a liar several times, Paxo said that was a serious allegation to make, Maude told Suckwotka to get off his high horse, Paxo told Suckwotka not to talk nonsense. It was good fun.

  125. 408
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Ooh – a nice piece about the LSE on Newsnight!

    I will enjoy this!

  126. 412
    Doddery old codger talks shit says:

    Lord Desai committing PR suicide live on TV by defending Saif Gaddafi.

  127. 415
    Doddery old codger talks shit says:

    Well there you have it. Lord Desai said Saif deserved his doctorate. Utter utter twat. What was even more disgusting was the clip of Saif talking to the LSE and cracking a joke about Libya being “in theory the greatest democracy” which they found hilarious. Laughing ABOUT a dictatorship WITH a member of that dictatorship. Classy.

  128. 420
    A bit of Pat says:

  129. 424
    Alyingstare Campbell says:


  130. 426
    Anonymous says:

    Discharging you from Attending.

    more reason why you should attend.

  131. 427
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Campbell and Watson played Leaveitout like an old fiddle.

  132. 430
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Somewhat cruel, but leaveitout in the context of Leveson is now showing up as a Google search term. Sad.

  133. 431
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Somewhat cruel, but leaveitout in the context of Leveson is now showing up as a Google search term. Oh, dear.

  134. 433
    The Paragnostic says:

    Happy World AIDS Day.

    Hope George Michael’s “pneumonia” gets better soon.

  135. 439
    D L George says:

    With Campbell admitting He sent out lots of drafts to journo’s and politicians, how does this now stand up?…

    (Tue Nov 29th – – ‘Watson Apologises to Judge’)
    “The Inquiry is satisfied that Mr Watson obtained his version of the statement from the Guido Fawkes website, rather than through other means.”

    It’s been said before, but, as Guido’s statement was redacted and Watsons wasn’t, it’s now patently clear Watsons statement came from Campbell and not Guido.

    The point here is, no logic on Earth can leave the legal inquiry ‘satisfied’ with Watsons ‘blame Guido’ apology. After Campbells statement, shouldn’t this taken further?

    • 455
      Desperate Dan says:

      Watson, like Campbell, is a pathological liar. You’d have to be as thick as a Leveson to believe a word either of them said.

  136. 441
    dr. sipp says:

    “Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.”
    ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

    alastair campbell is well read

  137. 443
    Anonymous says:

    Typical self promotion – you are making a big song and dance about this but what did you actually achieve by publishing the witness statement in advance? Where was the big revelation? What was the public interest? You are just a self publicist with nothing of real value to say. Maybe you are after a job with your beloved Murdoch with the amount of arse licking you have been doing for New International recently

    • 454
      Desperate Dan says:

      He provided further proof that Watson and his little cabal of mafiosos are conspiring to co-ordinate their claims and allegations in order subvert this Mickey Mouse inquiry.

  138. 445
    Timmy Tour says:

    Been a Guido Fawkes fan but a big disappointment to hear him on R5 this morning. Important points to be made but he was more interested in getting in the completely unnecessary use of the word “blowjob” onto a show which is on while lots of kids are listening.

    Just was not needed and gave them the excuse to cut the interview short. Kind of supports those who say he is all about self-publicing then about exposing hypocrisy.

    Shame and disappointment

    • 468
      Slug Balancer says:

      It was an own-goal because it just gave them the excuse to cut him off, which meant he couldn’t say whatever it was he was going to, which was a shame. A mistake to go on Radio Five Labour anyway – as if they were going to give him a fair hearing.

  139. 448
    Terrible But True says:

    Well, there’s a thing.

    Now, oddly, certain media who were wall-to-wall wailing have gone a bit quiet.

    The same ones who could reasonably be fingered here:

    ‘Most people believe – because most journalists tell them – that public spending is falling sharply, that debt is being repaid and that this process, while possibly necessary, is jeopardising short-term growth. Every one of those propositions is false.’

    Promoting false propositions? There should be, well, I don’t know… an enquiry?

  140. 451
    Senor Barrosso says:

    yes for you Tommy ze war eez really over

    corrupt politicians, corrupt legal system, treasonous bishops, hordes of work shy immigrants, pig ignorant” teachers”, idele “nurses”. national socialist union leaders laying down the law

    you are officially all my puppets now

    by the way muchas gracias to Edward Hesath, Tony Blair and anyone that went to University on the 60s and 70s for masking it so easy to crush you ziss time

  141. 452
    Great Granddad says:

    From time to time, Guido, you impress me. This is one of those times. You have the establishment now terrified of you being allowed to stand up and give evidence! Bloody marvelous.

    • 453
      Poor Brian says:

      Leveson probably still has nightmares about being torn to shreds by Ken Dodd and baulked at the idea of suffering a similar fate at the hands of another legal amateur.
      It does bring a smile to one’s face.

  142. 457
    Voice of Reason says:

    Campbell, one of the most devious hypocritical twats has the audacity to comment on journalists – unbelievable! The mere mention of this lying bastard coupled with the names Blair and Mandelson says it all.

  143. 460
    Penfold says:

    Cock a snoot,

    Publish and be damned.

    Bugger Leveson and Campbell.

    Metaphorically speaking of course.

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