January 25th, 2012

Harman is No Champion of Press Freedom

Guido can’t find Harriet Harman’s “first major speech on the future of the media” trailed in any other paper besides this morning’s Guardian. Apparently Ed Vaizey’s DCMS shadow is declaring that she is “going to be a champion of press freedom”:

Before her first major speech on the future of the media, Harman claimed there was a clear consensus around these principles, and last night challenged editors to put forward practical proposals. “I think it would really help Leveson if newspaper editors came forward with a solution. We have had a good scoping of the issues, but now it is time for the editors to lay their cards on the table. They need to propose the solution, rather than have one imposed upon them.”

All this has come as a bit of a surprise to a source with knowledge of the Shadow Culture brief. Guido hears whispers of a meeting last Monday (January 16) where Harman had to be talked out of  supporting the state regulating the press. Just nine days ago Harman was openly advocating imposing the very solution that she derides today. Add to that her track record of trying to censor the tabloids and Page 3 plus her past support for extreme political correctness suggests the idea of her being some sort of champion for free speech becomes risible… 


89 Comments

  1. 1
    Has to be asked? says:

    Since when have the left ever embraced freedom?

  2. 2
    The Sun says:

    Harriet Harman is opportunist gobshite SHOCKER!!!

  3. 3
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    WHY I HATE A FREE PRESS…..


  4. 4
    Hugh Janus says:

    Did we honestly expect anything better from Harperson??

  5. 5
    Chariot Harman says:

    What’s wrong with my driving? You know where to find me.

  6. 6
    Loungelizard says:

    If they were ever looking for someone to play a pile of shit in Animal Farm, then this woman would surely get the part.

  7. 7
    Really? says:

    Revisionism and class treachery have no space in Ed’s modernising Labour party of tomorrow’s sunlit uplands! DUEMA!!

  8. 8
    Gits oot fer the lads says:

    Hattie fiddles while Ms Dromey gurns.

  9. 9
    Terrible But True says:

    Wasn’t aware she was a champion of anything, bar hypocrisy.

  10. 10
    Only me ! says:

    wtf a labor perkin called Harperkin caught lying

  11. 11
    Mzzzzzzz. MadHatty HaHaHaHaPerson (the LieBore Gift that keeps on giving!) says:

    I’m no chicken! But I AM one of the chiefest Wimmin!

    And I’m scatty enough to know when my name is taken in vain by min.

    So I’m going to ban min from saying anything I don’t agree with.

    Censorship is what I want!

    And don’t mention my driving, – or that of any wimmin – or I’ll set my Wimmin’s Olumpic weight lifting team on you!

  12. 12
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Any passing bandwagon, eh, Harriet?!

  13. 13
    Waupoos says:

    risible? that should be her middle name…

  14. 14
    Mzzzz. Jacko'Leen Dromey, the only gal with a cock and no clitty says:

    I wuz ‘lected fair, – like.

  15. 15
    jgm2 says:

    Just like she’s a champion of women only short-lists.

    Except on the days when she’s not.

  16. 16
    annette curton says:

    Is that an extract from a House of Commons cross-gender debate?.

  17. 17
    Only me ! says:

    Essex police have handed file on cabinet minister Chris Huhne re traffic penalty points probe to prosecutors for charge consideration according to Sky

  18. 18
    Jack Dromey says:

    She is more of a man than i am.

  19. 19
    Only me ! says:

    Is it me or was Eds voice and body movements out of sync today?

  20. 20
    Another Bystander says:

    Now wait for it to be left on a park bench somewhere! – you know how things get lost sometimes

  21. 21
    CT says:

    Mrs Hateman-Dromey follows a long tradition of Liebour two-facedness.

  22. 22
    Transparency International... says:

    .
    The issue of privacy is social, cultural and political. Media represents our culture and no more.

  23. 23

    The Milfs on the mature site are really fugly..Oh wait? Its Hattie isn’t it?

  24. 24
    nellnewman says:

    labour is a bit laughable at the moment and certainly not believable,

    militwit free falling in the polls puts out a statement saying that he supports the coalition cuts and then joins forces with the bishops to bring the IDS bill down in the lords.

    chuckourmoney keeps banging on about stopping bank bonuses and more transparency and then keeps his inheritance off shore and spends more on a suit than most of us spend on food in 3 months.

    And hatty , who has spent her life trying to suffocate free speech and thought now jumps on the ‘free speech for the media’ bandwagon .

    All in the hope of conning voters into supporting them. Pathetic bunch.

  25. 25
    Harriet says:

    Let me clarify.

    The press is perfectly free – indeed, obliged – to disseminate left-wing, misanthropist, cultural Marxist, Gramscian, and the-spending-bit-of-Keynesianism related ideas and opinion at any time.

    It’s just all the other stuff that is banned. But it is evil poison anyway.

    Thank you.

  26. 26
    Loungelizard says:

    Hattie will be working from the ‘control from within’ idea.

  27. 27
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    It’s a case of “Do as I say, not as I do”.

  28. 28
    Loungelizard says:

    Is that the arrogance Ed of Steel was referring to in PMQ’s

  29. 29
    Harperson Hater says:

    How about dumping her on Rockall, together with Polly and Mrs.Bollux. Then nobody would hear the Harpies shrieking against the Atlantic gales. No problem provided no Italian Cruise Liner captain gets tempted waive his tackle at them.

  30. 30
    The BBC's unofficial spokesperson of no gender (but women are better than men) says:

    .. and so say all of us!

    Thank you for your money

  31. 31
    Harperson Hater says:

    Sorry for the keying errors above, the cow has that effect on me.

  32. 32
    Lord G says:

    Harperson in self contradiction shocker…

    Whatever next?

  33. 33
    Harperson Hater says:

    Piles of farm shit are useful. This bitch isn’t.

  34. 34
    Yuk! says:

    Typing with one hand you mean?
    Ahem…

  35. 35
    Fish says:

    A champion of press freedom is she?

    ..But she wasn’t happy that the press was free to investigate MPs expenses. She wanted these tucked away from prying eyes.

  36. 36
    Hauptsturmführer Hattie Harmman says:

    lies! ….. poison!

  37. 37
    Ms Dromey says:

    I wear the strap-on in this family.

  38. 38
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Harman is a vile piece of work. Remember the incident with David Miliband when she said “I’m backing him now” refering to Ed Miliband.
    She and her Dromey are no more than spongers off the tax payer.
    Harman, the woman of many faces, all hideous.

  39. 39
    Phil says:

    The High Priestess of wimmins rights and political correctness has arisen from the destruction she wrought upon fair play and common sense to announce that she is born again as a champion of the Press.
    I’ll say one thing in her favour,in common with many others in the Labour Party, when brass necks and short term memory loss were handed out she was in the front of the queue.

  40. 40
    I don't need no doctor says:

    And still all Brownites, and serving no purpose whatsoever.

  41. 41
    Loungelizard says:

    The Kinnocks are almost a mirror image of the Harpersons, such is the way of the left.

  42. 42
    Jacqueline Dromey says:

    At 4.01mins, note Harridan’s Freudian slip, ‘Davi..er, Ed Miliband….


  43. 43
    Some Geezer wot thinks calls for "Self-Regulation" are a fig leaf says:

    Note to Harriet Harmful:

    Sage advice given me by my father– “Don’t try to BS a BS’er, they’re much better at it and they see you coming a mile off.”

  44. 44
    Canute says:

    Janus-faced harpy with a metallic droning voice. George Orwell would have studied her from afar and written cautionary tales about letting her ilk get their hands on power.

  45. 45
    Archer Karcher says:

    Are Mrs Dromey and Harmperson the most loathesome pair of, duplicitous, self aggrandising maggots in politics? Even more so than the Balls duo? Just asking.

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    Merkel, What a Bow Wow…………

  47. 47
    The new and improved labour party (once dictated to by the unions) says:

    We would just like to announce are love for free enterprise a free press and would also support a “light touch” policy from the unions and a quicker & deeper deficit reduction policy

    Ummm Oh yeah , is there anything else you would like to hear ? Well we are happy to say it

  48. 48
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    When I am Leader of the Liebour party there will be a Mansion Tax and a Womansion Tax.

  49. 49
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Her eyes are shut.

    She’s lying through her teeth.

  50. 50
    I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

    I’ve said it on Guido’s blog before, and I’ll say it again. A No 10 staffer told me Harryate Hardman is not the sharpest knife in the cutlery drawer; in fact, she’s a trifle thick, bigoted and is short of several layers of roof insulation. Her grasp of economics is roughly on the same level as that of the woolly nutcases currently running what’s left of the good ol’ C of E into the buffers.

  51. 51
    Loungelizard says:

    She had a bit of a shock when she got her hands on Jack.

  52. 52
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    Mendacity and Hypocrisy. In Liebour’s D-N-A.

  53. 53
    Technomist says:

    It depends whether you think Tony Blair is no longer a politician or not

  54. 54
    Tessa Tickles says:

    I read your first sentence and thought, “no it’s the Ballses”, but now I’m not sure.

    If I had a gun with two bullets, which two would I put down?

    Probably the Harmans, but I’d forever regret not having four bullets.

  55. 55

    Its in all the various Brownite memoirs. She is exactly as she seems. A one trick pony.
    Even Gordon thought she was thick.

  56. 56
    joescotus says:

    she really is repugnant,she epitomises the typical smug self righteous lefty mindset utter rancid bitch

  57. 57
    Herman van Rumboy says:

    Berlusconi described her as ‘una culona inchiavabile’. Within weeks he was removed. Ja ?!

  58. 58
    Sir William Waad says:

    If I were an editor, I would put forward the following solution:

    “You start doing your job properly and we’ll then talk about how I do my job.”

  59. 59
    Potty Toynbee says:

    You rang ?

  60. 60
    Ed Balls says:

  61. 61
    Andrew Berwick says:

    line them up and shoot them all with one bullet. hope for no ricochets.

  62. 62
    Well it's a thought says:

    The less said about that rich horrible woman the better, her and her husband mrs Dromey suit each other.

  63. 63
    Sir William Waad says:

    Harriet catches a newspaper editor unawares:

  64. 64
    Andrew Berwick says:

    “The Labour General Secretary at that time Peter Watt later revealed that the union Unite had given £1 million in donations on assumption of the safe seat of Wolverhampton North East being given to Dromey”

    money the Unite Union had been given by the taxpayer through the Union Modernisation Fund. Outright fraud – both Dromey and her husband Harman should be in prison.

  65. 65
    jgm2 says:

    One million pounds to buy an MP.

    Cash for Commons.

    I’m off to the bank to see if they’ll give me a million quid to buy a safe Labour seat. Or a Tory one. I’m not fussy.

    I reckon I could make a rock-solid business plan.

    One million quid is an absolute bargain. Typical salary and expenses are, what, 200K per year? You could pay off the loan within one Parliament. After that you’d be set up for life. Like the Maximum Imbecile. And Dromey. And Harman. And Handycock. And the rest of the fuckers.

  66. 66

    I thought you had typed a womanising tax at first and was outraged.

    Down to Specsavers in the morning. Hey Ho!

  67. 67
    Screwed taxpayer. says:

    Is it asses milk or champagne in the Tuscany bath today? Life as a leftie hypocrite is real tough.

  68. 68
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Good excuse to post this.

  69. 69
    Disco Dave says:

    Shoot any two of four and pistol whip the others to death.

  70. 70
    Hugh Janus says:

    No, he was like the Thunderbirds puppet he always has been.

  71. 71
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Tasty piece of delight. Doesn’t look anything like my missus. Jahbulon.

  72. 72
    Richard Chimney says:

    PHHHWOOOOOOOAAARRRR !!!

  73. 73
    Disco Dave says:

    She was quite keen on legalising pædophilia in the ’70s. And incest. And gay sex at 14.

    Really. Google the bitch.

  74. 74
    The Bishop's Delight says:

    Many Menopausal Women destroy their marriages & family, this one seems to want to destroy everything, or is that just a Communist trait & not the change.
    There should be a Law that says all Men should be made aware of the possibility that their Darling Bride could one day become a Raving Banshee…. Guys be Warned.
    Also a debate on all post Menopausal Women being barred from Politics.

  75. 75
    Polly Toybrain says:

    didnt realize you could milk ed balls and if you can, would you want to bathe in it!!!!!!

  76. 76
    Tony Bliar is really not a nice person says:

    Think you may have hit on something there old chap……….Now going to set out my business plan for my bank manager….

  77. 77
    JH says:

    Let’s face it, she’d happily become minister for free porn if it meant she could cling to the gravy train and tell people what to do for a few more years.

  78. 78
    Bishop Cnut says:

    Spare a thought for Dromey. Whatever his faults, the poor bxstxrd has been married to Harperson for 30 years. He’s definitely done the Damnation stint, its fast track through the Pearly Gates for him.

  79. 79
    Murdoch's Minder says:

    She could do with a ride on a wooden pony. That would take her mind off regulating the media.

  80. 80
    The Bishop's Delight says:

    Single Men Die first but Married ones are much more happy to go Jack.

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    Harman has previous, controlling Dimblebore on Question Time

  82. 82
    cynic2 says:

    As the Grandaughter of an Earl she has the right to tell us serfs what to do

  83. 83
    Thatcher's Iron Stiletto says:

    send her to china and watch her explode from incomprehension.

  84. 84
    A Doctor says:

    Suffering from mad cow disease by the look of it.

  85. 85
    A Doctor says:

    ‘invisible’ would be better though. She’s out of power so why not just ignore her and maybe she’ll go away.

  86. 86
    A Doctor says:

    In my professional view, I would say it is Mr Dromey whose tackle is ‘waived’. Can’t say I blame him though.

  87. 87
    A Doctor says:

    That was about the only thing he ever got right then.

  88. 88
    Pundit Too says:

    Harriet Harperson is the epitome of what you see is not what you get.
    Her only real interest is in herself. Sad really as she could do so much more but is totally flawed.

  89. 89
    Pundit Too says:

    Blink rate is so high it reminds me of Balls Up. Heavy blinking usually denotes more than a little lying.


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