February 9th, 2012

Heather Mills Drops Piers and Mirror Right In It

Not a good week for Mirror Group newspapers. Yesterday Guido repeated to Leveson exactly what he has blogged previously, the editor of the Sunday Mirror, Tina Weaver, authorised phone-hacking and blagging according to two journalist sources. Today Heather Mills told Leveson that Piers Morgan could only have listened to her voicemails as a result of illegality.

The BBC’s Newsnight has heard the same stories and probably from the same sources:

When Guido met Lord Hunt he brought up the subject of Weaver sitting on the Press Complaints Commission, he looked uncomfortable and squirmed without giving an answer. Guido told him to get his own house in order. It is a sick joke that Tina Weaver still sits as a member of the Commission.


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    She hasn’t got a leg to stand on

  2. 2
    Waste says:

    So when will a Labour Mp now call for the Mirror to close?

  3. 3
    Oy Vey says:

    It’s such a shame that she is basically insane and that you must take anything she says with a pinch of salt

  4. 4
    Divine Sarah says:

    Thank you, Fawkes, for telling me about a bad week for the Mirror. Has it been good for News International? If you keep refusing to tell me I might have to go elsewhere for my media news.

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    Fred West Paving Ltd. says:

    Typo’s galore. This is shit Geedough.

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    Sir Dando Tweakeshafte says:

    ..and is said to be hopping mad

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    Andrew Efiong says:

    That’s disgusting. These people need to be ejected from public life.

    Keep up the good fight Guido, flush these crooks out.

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    Maximus says:

    Lord Rhyming Slange became chairman of the Press Complaints Commission on 17 October 2011.[4] In December 2011 he recommended closing the PCC and replacing it with an alternative independent press regulator.[5] [wackyedia]

    Too fast, too deep?

  9. 9
    Drewster says:

    Arse-kicking contest, anyone?

  10. 10
    nellnewman says:

    Piers will be coming back to leveson in person then to defend himself against her allegations?

    No? I didn’t think so.

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    BBC says:

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    Notareargunner says:

    Mirror, mirror, in the gutter, a bit of sleaze is our Bread and Butter.

    Interrogatory down, circulation up.

  13. 13
    Peter Grimes says:

    Who gives a fuck about typos – just get the dirt out there, Guido!

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    Nigerians need not apply says:

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    Booyakasha says:

    Has Guido become Ali G? She is still sits? Innit.

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Be very interesting to see if recall only applies to the Murdochs. One needs to be thorough here.

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    W.W. says:

    it says something for the people involved that some one like her has the moral high ground.


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    Mirror Mirror says:

    Hey, that’s our line

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    cmdocker says:

    She’s got her Knockers, iv’e seen her handle them before. I wish they would come out and let their points be scrutinised, lets see how well rounded they are.

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    Long John Silver says:

    I’m In.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    have a go yourself chuka…..

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    nellnewman says:

    Is this man paid £1000’s by the taxpayer to do anything more useful than witter on about football ?!!

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    Sungei Patani says:

    Who cares?

  24. 24
    nellnewman says:

    thorough leveson – sounds like an oxymoron to me.

    By the by has he called gordon yet to talk about his pyjama party links with the murdochs whilst he was PM?

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    Loungelizard says:

    Yet another attempt to be one of the lads by Upchucka. I like the use of the word ‘we’ as if he’s part of some cool fraternity. Good Grief…..

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    Anonymous says:

    seeing your about as knowledgeable about footy as you are politics ..have ago yourself!

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    it is a privilege for you to get the first draft of history. The position of blog sub-editor is available and unpaid.

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    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Or how Dr David Kelly’s name found its way into the press.

  29. 29
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Or how Dr Da.vid Ke.lly’s name found its way into the press.

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    Anonymous says:

    As a stand up comedian that’s one of your best.

  31. 31
    Ed MilleeeTwat says:

    Noo (progrethif) LieBore pitheth money up the wall

    Noo (progrethif) LieBore newthpaper ith going to the wall

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    Arry says:

    Well at least he’s consistent, he knows naff all about football as well!

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    Big society Sub Ed (Unpaid) says:

    Check headline , needs a space in there.

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    Hats off to Guido says:

    Guido – you sir are a Hero in the very real and meaningful sense of the term.

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    The Revd. Phoney B£iar, NBG, affecting a stupid grin with quivering lips says:

    I live on moral fibre and very high ground.

    Always have.

    Always will, – won’t I Cherry?

  36. 36
    Vimeiro says:

    You think well of Ed Milli..

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    Anonymous says:

    Personally don’t give a toss but most seem to want Harry Redknapp but the people with power prefer his brother.

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    Whitey says:

    Is it coz I is white?

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    Alfiebengal says:

    At least Heather’s got one leg to stand on.

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    Bogeyman says:

    As I keep saying, why is anyone bothered what the Mirror prints? None of the dribbling morons who take the thing can read.

    They do like the pictures, though.

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    Boudicca says:

    Especially mocked up Iraq war torture pictures?

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    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Regardless of whether Tina Weaver is fit and proper for the press complaints commission. Is she up for a shag?

  43. 43
    Fire up the Quattro says:

    Read latest Private Eye about Mirror hypocracy.

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    ToonBob... says:

    Riddled, the PCC is riddled with ‘em.

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    ToonBob... says:


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    repulsive wankah says:

    If he ever deigns to go to a ‘footie’ game, I’ll bet Chukkup is one of those fucking arseholes who spends most of the game on his mobile.

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    ToonBob... says:

    The Beeb, they are riddled, riddled I tell you!!

  48. 48
    ToonBob... says:

    Woah… steady on, nobody was hurt in that genuine reconstruction of an idea :)

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Is that a chip on both shoulders Chuka? Trying to hang out with the footie guys?

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    ToonBob... says:

    T’its no joke.

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    ToonBob... says:

    Kevin Maguire is keeping a low profile these days….

  52. 52
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Tom Watson says “all along I’ve said hacking was not just down to the Murdochs, but I can’t say Daily Mirrrrrrrr errr no no”.

  53. 53
    Archer Karcher says:

    Progressive Coalition under Dave Cameron, pissing even more money up the wall than madman Brown. Worse still, begging the Indians to take aid money when they didn’t even want it, because the Coalition might be embawwessed.

  54. 54
    Edukashun, ejoocayhsn, oh fuck it... says:

    The misspelling of “whoa” is pretty comic.

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    who why what where when says:

    He should be called to give evidence.

  56. 56
    Fish says:

    And when the new England manager appointed Chucky, will you be complaining about the £6m salary plus performance bonuses? It’s a lot more than a nurse gets.

    Sound’s like that nice Hester bloke should have taken up fooball for a living – he’d have made a pile more dosh for managing a load of footballers on a part-time basis – rather than helping rescue the UK economy and clear up your mess (he wouldn’t have to put up with tossers like you, either).

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    He is usually on Lorraine, where serious journalists talk about serious subjects.

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    ToonBob... says:

    The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth ? I doubt it !

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    Rachel Reeves says:

    Wot I wood like to say on the matter is that we luv the mirroror so you lot can fuck off

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    Max Hastings is an evil genius.
    Its an overused expression but he really is.

    Jade goody -National hate figure to Angel of the chavs.
    Heather Mills – loony bitch queen – human rights hero
    John Terry – Team mate slag cheater – Wronged hero of St George.
    Gary Lineker – Adulterer – No way, he’s a cheeky boyish pundit.

    Max deserves every one of his millions of ill gotten pennies. His success rate is phenomenal.
    What’s the betting he had Jimmy Saville as a client for over 30 years?

  61. 61
    Mad Harriet Har-person says:

    Well, obviously, it should be a wimmin!

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    I think you mean Clifford.

    Clifford Hastings.

  63. 63
    Larry King says:

    Piers took my job you Brits can have him back.

  64. 64

    That’s the chap – ‘Battler’ Hastings does the history stuff. How Careless of me.

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    do me a favour says:

    UKuncut are pretty comic.
    Greenham Common women spent ten years camped outside an airbase in appalling conditions.
    UKHunts invade a grocery shop…

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    just saying says:

    I heard him on LBC a couple of months ago.
    Sadly he doesn’t have a face for telly or a voice for radio.

  67. 67
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    Who the fuck is Chris Coltrane? If he’s related to that smug fat Labour luvvie Robbie, he can go screw himself.

  68. 68
    Steve Miliband says:

    He’s been working for DUEMA as an undercover agent, despite failure of ‘Project Gordon’

    Nose job
    Speak more slowly

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    Anonymous says:

    Your assessment of him as a character was spot on though.

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Basically the whole thing is people already covered in shit like Mills, Prescott and Hugh Grant throwing shit at organisations coated in the stuff as well – NI, MGN, GMG.

    Meanwhile Abu Qatada goes free to do whatever and the economy is up the spout.

    What a shithole Britain has become.

  71. 71

    Phone Hacking story now leading on the BBC news.

    Only its about Andy Coulson..

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    ToonBob... says:

    I heard there was quite a bit of cuddling up in the tents at night :(

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    Lord Stansted says:

    I think her name says it.

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    annette curton says:

    Well you don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes, it’s elementary, after all this News of the World and Murdoch bashing, they were all at it and with the collusion of the Metropolitan Police, in the interests of balance I trust the Daily Mirror will now do the decent thing and cease publication.

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    Jeremy Vinyl says:

    Car Park Crime; wrong on so many levels

  76. 76
    Lord Stansted says:

    The Greenham Wimin didn’t have the brains to realise that the real cruise missiles were on out subs, not on the bloody airbase. And I bet none of them ever thought a whole series of wars would soon be started by a Labour government.

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    KINNOCKIO says:


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    Ad Madness says:

    Guido! Surely you are well off enough not to have that bloody irritating ad jumping up and down for an ipad! at the top of the page.

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    Am I wrong? says:

    Or related to that famous musician?

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    annette curton says:

    Is it Thatcher again?.

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    That story was just the ticket

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    Piss Organ says:

    Why ?

  83. 83
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    Why was he never held to account for his role in MacPoison’s smear campaign?

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    Am I wrong? says:

    I think he may have been addressing his Nigerian constituents.

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    Bogeyman says:

    Apropos of something else…

    Five years ago the warming hysterics predicted that Himalayan glaciers will all have melted away by 2035.

    They then had to amend this to year 2350, with apologies for a miscalculation.

    Now – red faces all round – an authoritative study has shown they are not melting at all!

    “The very unexpected result was the negligible mass loss from high mountain Asia, which is not significantly different from zero” says Bristol University glaciologist Prof Jonathan Bamber.

    It’s all in the Grauniad no less.

    Equally hilarious are the continual changes the Graun has been making to its standfirst, obviously under pressure from panicking climate change fanatics who can’t believe their bad luck.

    This article was amended on 9 February 2012. The original sub-heading read “Melting ice from Asia’s peaks is much less then previously estimated” as did the photo caption and text: “Melting ice outside the two largest caps – Greenland and Antarctica – is much less then previously estimated”. These have all been corrected.

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    annette curton says:

    Why did you conveniently move stateside pre Leveson?.

  87. 87
    Arsenal 7 the other lot 1 says:

    A chip? Looks more like a slice [of cucumber] to me.

    Have QPR fans yet learned the song –
    When you sit in Row Z
    and the ball hits your head –
    That’s Zamora.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I’m sure he’ll have had failures too. But that would not matter in the slightest because the bugger would make sure that he didnt get publicity for it.

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    misterned says:

    Aha! Context. That sums up the UK perfectly. Mired deep in the most extremes of petty ridiculousness, waste and head-up-areseness, whilst the important stuff is completely overlooked, ignored or actively suppressed.

    In short, as you say, a shithole.

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    As you wish Max says:

    Max as you say people like to hear nasty things about people, not nice things.

    You nasty, onnoxious, slimy, money grabbing, bandwagon jumping twat.

    That OK?

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    Anonymous says:

    On the bbc website

    “Meanwhile, it has emerged Heather Mills is to give evidence at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards.

    The ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney is expected to answer questions relating to evidence from former News of the World editor Piers Morgan.”

    Isn’t she there to talk about when he was at the Mirror?

    Later on it refers to him as a “tabloid editor” no mention anywhere of the Mirror.

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    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    He’s made a tit of himself as well a few times. He made people feel sorry for the Hamiltons when he represented that loony woman who accused them of rape. Paid out some damages too IIRC

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    misterned says:

    My thoughts exactly!!!

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    Seawolf or something... says:

    Jerry, sorry, yours was posted as I was typing. Great minds…

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    pissed off voter says:

    Excellent piece Guido.

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    annette curton says:

    Because the BBC think Labour Smears are Us is the high-street equivalent of Mothercare.

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    Marvin I heard it on the grapevine says:

    So the roomurs that we may split are not true then Tone?

  98. 98
    Rolf aka Jake the Peg says:

    I’ll win.

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    A zillion and two of us says:


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    Fine Arts says:

    Best Xword clue is 1 down imho.

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    Grecian 200 says:


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    Anonymous says:

    ‘obnoxious’ obviously

    Sorry pedants.

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    Spartacus says:

    rather like ‘impartial levinsun’

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    Long John Silver says:

    Show off.

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    Piss Organ says:

    I plead the Fifth Amendment.

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    yeah, right.. says:

    Both achieving similar results.

  107. 107
    Diversity Consultant says:

    You are discriminating, you dinscriminaterist, and as such will be burnt at the stake.

    You will be hearing from my lawyer, C.Booth QC

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I’ve got a record by Robbie Coltrane. 12″ vinyl album. really.

  109. 109
    Anonymous says:

    The airbase closed down.
    Fortnum & Mason is still open.

  110. 110
    SaltPetre says:

    I’m amused now…after playing the video, an advert for pyrotechnics and gunpowder supplies pops up. Guido Fawkes indeed !

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    Good Tagline ... says:

    The GuidoFawkes website makes history.

  112. 112
    A bigot says:

    British jobs for British people

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    Stuff the stuffers... says:

    Good news re PCC members. How recently did the sources reveal the mirror newspaper phone hacking allegation?

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    Desperate Dan says:

    Leveson has no control over his inquiry. The barrister is losing his temper big time with Dacre and the ponderous Leveson justs lets him go ahead. Having tantrums in public isn’t very dignified for the judiciary.

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    Lord Leverson says:

    I still would though.

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    Brussels Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Piers Morgan is a pathetic excuse for a man whether he is a journalist or not. Tina Weaver is a pathetic excuse for a human being who does not take decent human values such as ethics seriously. These people think they can get away with anything by lying and the sad thing is, they do get away with everything, over and over again. The Leveson Enquiry is a joke.
    Well done Guido for holding up the mirror of truth. It does reflect Morgan and Weaver for the pathetic individuals that they are.

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    MB. says:

    It could be said thought that Dacre was just digging himself a deeper and deeper hole the longer he went on. I found him completely inconvincing and am sure many others will feel the same.

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    Doesn’t matter who the new manager will be, he still has to work with the same shitty, ill-educated, overpaid prima donnas. I think the manager has yet to be born who can make the current crop of halfwit England players go all the way in a big tournament.

    I remember the look on Capello’s face when England played their first game under his stewardship. When he saw how crap they were playing, the look on his face said “What the f..k have I got myself into?” Since then he’s never looked happy during any subsequent game. I think he was glad to go.

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    Frigging joke Max Clifford giving evidence at an inquiry into press ethics. I heard him say in evidence that the press have certainly become more intrusive in recent years. So that has nothing to do with him representing all types of slags and slappers and flogging their “Kiss ‘n’ Tell” stories to the media. Clifford is one of the movers and shakers when it comes to publicising the sex lives of so called celebs.

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    Educated in the Tone years says:

    Beaver??? sorry, thought it was Weaver….

  121. 121
    the beast of old london town says:

    Who are you to say who is fit and proper?
    Two fat blokes with bad hair and the turbanator

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    Ad Madness says:

    Thank you both, replies read and advice taken

    But for those who don’t know know how, that particular ad is particularly annoying!


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    There is nothing else you need to know about this man says:

    Dacre was a keen supporter of that idiot Brown.

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    Rinka Scott says:

    I am becoming increasingly concerned about how much this Leveson inquiry is costing the tax payer on a daily basis particiularly as I cannot see any really socially useful outcome.

    I wonder whether Fawkes himself now has an expense account .

    I cannot reveal my sources, not to my knowledge at least.

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    Rip van Wrinkle says:

    Knew Max well some years ago. Know his politics. Know his morals. But it was good fun while it lased!!

  126. 126
    Mrs Business Cat (specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op.) says:

    It would appear that Europe in enjoying a bit of global cooling at the moment. Not bad out here on the Pacific coast of North America. No snow, mild temps.

  127. 127
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    I do not think our Guido is quite the white knight he would have us believe.

    He says he went to the NOFW when there was ‘trouble afoot’ with a photo of a friend of Billy Hague in a gay bar.

    Then according to Guido they give him 20k for the photo which has not been seen since.

    I know it was just after lunch but was fucking Leveson asleep. If his had been in my fucking Court I would have wanted to know what was the trouble he was talking about and why he went to NOFW.

    I think the Press is not going to be cleaned up as a result of this Inquiry.

    Anyway nice one Fawkes. 20 grand for a photo in a couple of days.

    nice work if you can get it.

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    just saying says:

    Watched a travel programme on telly earlier that described Jordan as one of the safest and most westernised Arab countries.
    So nothing for Abu Fatada to worry about then.

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    Harriet Harman MP QC says:

    Tim, a weaver, has done nasty things to a poor woman like Haether Mills and thta is disgusting. It would never happen if a woman, a Tina Weaver if you like, was in charge.

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    Imprint own businesscards says:

    He could have given that photo to the Huffington Post.

    They would have published it for free.

  131. 131
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    Personally I do not give a fuck about Huw Grant’s medical records.

  132. 132
    Darth Murdoch says:

    The moronic propaganda peddled here would be hilarious if it wasn’t so dangerous.

    Which is worse?
    Listening to the ramblings of a gold digger whose about to make a fortune in a divorce settlement, or deleting messages off the phone of a missing (actually dead) schoolgirl?

    Its a no contest to me, but you wont talk about the Sun or the NOTW as they’re on your team right?

    Disgraceful excuse for journalism.

    Try as you might to kiss his arse Paul, even Rupert wouldn’t hire a career bullshitter like you.

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    A propos nothing at all . did you know i hack my own voice messages ??
    that’s right ,like all good swabian housewives i indulge in this practice while our husbands are away crusting the daily earnings … i mean earning the daily crust. Yes gents even we ladies do it .. it’s called verbal masturbation.

    Love and kisses …. Mutti

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