December 12th, 2011

What Leveson Won’t Let You See – The Fake Sheikh Unmasked

The Leveson Show Trials have a busy day and first up it’s notorious former News of the World stinger Mazher Mahmood:

He’s been given the full black-out screen for his evidence today. Not round these parts though…


96 Comments

  1. 1
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Leveson needs to find out who outed Dr David Kelly. What method was used?

    • 70
      Alistair Campbell says:

      D*r D*a*v*i*d K*e*l*l*y was an enemy of the state ie me and was dealt with appropriately.

      • 72
        Lord Leveson says:

        This is entirely outwith the scope of this enquiry and I will not be distracted from my remit which is to find News International uniquely guilty of all accusations thus paving the way for major restrictions on the press

  2. 1
    Johan says:

    Why exposé him here? Just because you can?

    • 3
      Anonymous says:

      his image is already all over the internet

      • 21
        Rage Against the Political Elite says:

        The Press, should only be allowed to Spook up on any one if it is and only in the public interest. If they get caught then the only get out of Jail excuse will be in the public interest. They would then have to stop filling the papers with Celebrity Sh-t and start spooking up on the State apparatus and politicians. That would be Great and what the Press really should be doing, holding the Fraudster political and business leaders to account. This would stop the papers being filled with Shit.

        • 26
          Four-eyed English Genius says:

          Surely if they are discussing politicians, they would be filled with sh1t!

        • 28
          MrAngry61 says:

          But it won’t sell newspapers.

        • 35
          Sungei Patani says:

          What ever is this supposed to mean?

          “The Press, should only be allowed to Spook up on any one if it is and only in the public interest.”

        • 49

          Lots of power for whoever gets to decide what “the public interest” is, don’t you think? Seems a lot of the public are interested in a lot of things that rich, bung-prone people would prefer they were not.

          • Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

            It is in the public interest for me to be called by Lord Leveson, but I haven’t been, why not? My phone was hacked and I was followed for eight years by an Investigation Agent. They cannot have anything on me as it would have been reported by now. I would have loved to have met Sienna Miller and given her a teddy bear. Jahbulon.

      • 27
        Anonymous says:

        Danny Alexander has given his full support to Cameron. Its almost like saying I will stay in the government come what may I want the salary, car, bit of power, etc. I don’t have any policies or principals I will sell anything and stab the back of the people who voted for me and my party.

        • 30
          jgm2 says:

          Sounds like he’d make an ideal Labour MP.

        • 32
          Loungelizard says:

          So that makes him different from any other politician?

        • 39
          What a plonker. says:

          Danny Alexander is one of the very few Lib/Dems with any principal,
          He did not give his full support to David Cameron but he realises that
          Merkozy gave David Cameron no choice but to veto the proposed treaty.
          The sight of Sarkozy strutting around like Napoleon at the summit
          made me want to throw up.He is just Angela Merkels poodle.

        • 40
          The lights are going out all over Europe...that deal is starting to unravel already says:

          Of course the LibDems being 7% in the polls..1% behind UKIP has absolutely nothing to do with his decision

        • 46
          Harridan Harmanhater says:

          Er, the ‘Ginger Rodent’ ? He’s a FibDem, isn’t he ?? They’ve all parked their principles, scruples and ethics along with their beards and sandals now that they’ve been given a go with the levers of power.

          • jgm2 says:

            It looks like Danny Alexander might have discovered some principles, scruples and ethics. Why on earth would any UK politician agree to hand over an additional 28bn quid a year (for starters remember) to the EU?

            Where was the fucking EU on Bl*a*ck Wednesday? Defending the pound in the ERM? Were they fuck. Sniggering on the sidelines knowing the damage being done to a Euro-sceptic party and looking forward to the EU-friendly Labour election.

          • jgm2 says:

            It looks like Danny Alexander might have discovered some principles, scruples and ethics. Why on earth would any UK politician agree to hand over an additional 28bn quid a year (for starters remember) to the EU?

            Where was the fucking EU on Bl*a*ck Wednesday? Defending the pound in the ERM? Were they fuck. Sni*g*g*ering on the sidelines knowing the damage being done to a Euro-sceptic party and looking forward to the EU-friendly Labour election.

          • Frances Urquhart, MEP says:

            You might say that, but we couldn’t possibly comment…

    • 7
      Hugh Mungo Grant says:

      Leveson is the Luvvies friend. Nuff Said.

    • 55

      Why grant him the oh-so-dramatic, taxpayer-funded PR stunt of a blackout at an inquiry into, of all things, press ethics? Because they can?

    • 86
      The real Fake Sheikh says:

      Curses!! I have been exposeed. Oh woe is me.

    • 95
      DontpickontheBBC says:

      Did you ask the BBC the same question in April 2006?

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4882578.stm

      Thought not……………tit.

  3. 4
    Goddess, Empress, Dictator Frau Merkel says:

    Naughty Guido!

  4. 5
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Will you be blacking up for the day, Billy?

  5. 6
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Fake Sheik = Legend :-)

  6. 8
    Conor Burns - Selling out since 2010 says:

    What is the point of showing his photo?

    Does doing so help fight against corrupt politicians or to open up public life to scrutiny.

    Nope, you are just doing it because you can, for no useful purpose.

    • 18
      Mazher Mahmood says:

      Grow up or at least learn how to use google images. Mazher Mahmood pictures are hardly a secret unless you live in the rarified world of Lord Justice Leveson.

      • 24
        Selohesra says:

        Perhaps there is a clue here as to why Leveson is such an inappropriate person to head this enquiry – unless of course the whole thing is a stitch up and they just want a compliant person with an important sounding name to give the charade credibility

        • 31
          Sir Humphrey says:

          unless of course the whole thing is a stitch up and they just want a compliant person with an important sounding name to give the charade credibility

          You may say that. I couldn’t possibly comment.

    • 22
      Anarchist says:

      “Doing it because you can” is a valid reason.

      The Internet makes the powers-that-be look like muppets. Powerless muppets. The power that they have over us (that they like to have over us, as they try to lord it over us, telling us what to do, say and think) is reduced to nothing. They can’t stop us. They absolutely hate it. This can only be good.

  7. 9
    Captain Black says:

    Looks like Seve (may he rest in peace) to me.

  8. 10
    a non says:

    Is that fair Guido?
    Should one pull the mask off the Lone Ranger?
    I realise your own cover was broken in the past but do 2 wrongs make a right?

  9. 11
    Steve Miliband says:

    Is he a 1970′s TV star?

  10. 12
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Guido’s teasing you by putting up a pic of Donny Osmond.

  11. 13
    tube_thumper says:

    The Monday cartoon is yet again a cringeable disgrace. Why do you persvere. It was funny at one time as they were so appalling. Now its just boring.

    Here is a far better cartoon and view

    http://political-graffiti.blogspot.com/2011/12/europe-good-riddance.html

  12. 14
    dswooding says:

    God that’s an old picture. Didn’t recognise him. There’s no fear of his cover being blow by that picture!

  13. 15
    tube_thumper says:

    Fuck me its a suicide bomber!

  14. 16
    Legal alien says:

    The whole anon thing is a joke. Just a bit of PR rubbish. If he was a police informant then maybe but as a private individual giving his version of things he has no right to hide his face.

    Sunlight should shine on the whole process

  15. 19
    Cable not cut says:

    Cable said he’s not resigning.

  16. 20
    NotW colleague says:

    God that’s an old picture. I worked at the NotW and even I didn’t recognise him. There’s no chance of his cover being blown by that mugshot.

  17. 29
    Really really really says:

    No need for the blackout he’s in disguise.

  18. 33
    a non says:

    Is it true that Neo carries out his clandestine investigative political journalism now wearing a blond wig Guido?.

  19. 37
    jgm2 says:

    Suggesting this is a ‘show trial’ is probably contempt of court. You can expect more hate-mail from Leveson shortly Guido.

  20. 38
    For European president and Continent. says:

    Since when did the Labour party decide that Europe is more important than Britain?

    FFS they will be asking our armed services to lay down their lives for the EUSSR next.

  21. 45
    BillyBob... says:

    Hidden ? wtf ? is it ‘cos ‘ees blick ??

  22. 47
    Billy Blofeld says:

    His picture is on the wall of every single old fashioned barbers in the UK……

    ……here’s the 1970′s haircut that you too can have for only £5.99 (extra for condoms).

  23. 48
    Milinomics says:

    Tell you what. Labour would never have signed that treaty as it would have limited their borrowing and spending to a tiny fraction of what they are proposing.

  24. 50
    Sheikh it all about says:

    Didn’t Guido once use a fake Sheikhess? Emily Nomates and some UKIP Lord I seem to recall.

  25. 52
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    If the FibDems are full of untrustworthy, back-stabbing shysters, lying hypocrites with no scruples at all, why don’t we persuade them to join their natural soul mates and form a coalition with the Liebour party ?

  26. 53
    Politicians are CUNTS says:

    talking about democracy ….
    many will be aware of the rumblings in the fascist state of Herefordshire, well here’s another courtesy of the EU

    http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/9406938.Anger_at__undemocratic__selection_of_Herefordshire_s_new_MEP/

    an MEP ‘elected’ without an election and based on election results 2 years ago!!!

    Don’t ya just love this country?

  27. 56
    tube_thumper says:

    Mazhar Mahmood is an illegal immigrant

  28. 59
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Isnt that a picutre of Al-Merghri when he was younger?

  29. 61
    I don't need no doctor says:

    My comment at 10:51 on the last blog was moderated. Why because I got in first with stating images of Mahmood were available on Google images.
    Yet again Guido steals my story to get the glory. Come on Guido stop your hypocrisy.

  30. 64
    Huge Grunt says:

    I have a fake snake.

  31. 71
    Ming the LIAR says:

    The Minger on the Daily politics is not telling the truth. I heard him on the Telly on Friday morning saying Dave had no choice and he had the Liberal backing.

  32. 74
    Kronos says:

    bbc…. ‘Pound sinks against the euro’….er.. We think or at least it should cos we’re always right..

    • 80
      Herman van Rumboy says:

      Er, the Pound has gone UP against the euro……..but why let the facts get in the way of the BBC’s messages of doom, gloom and despondency ?

  33. 82
    Mil Mascaras says:

    Next time you give evidence somewhere, Mr. Mahmood, may I suggest the Mexican Wrestling approach?

    http://mexicanwonders.vstore.ca/images/custom/luchamasks/revistblue.jpg

  34. 83
    Jimmy says:

    Gosh! Is that edgy or what?

  35. 90
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Isn’t that a photo of the ubiquitous actor who plays the Asian corner shop owner in Corrienderserdale?

  36. 93
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Didn’t he used to play for the Pak-istani cricket team back in the 70s ;-)

  37. 94
    MB. says:

    The two this morning were spouting forth about how important it was to investigate public figures having affairs etc. I would have liked them to be asked how many newspaper editors and newspaper reporters they have investigated. I find it hard to believe that none have had affairs, used drugs, got drunk etc so why are we not told as we would for MPs and people working in other media.


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