March 5th, 2012

Labour MP Calls for Police Investigation into Mirror Corruption

One of the Labour MPs at the heart of the phone hacking scandal has called for the police to investigate Mirror editor Richard Wallace’s admission at Leveson that his paper had paid public officials. In a Twitter ding-dong with former Screws Chief Reporter Neville Thurlbeck, who has written extensively today about Wallace’s admissions, Chris Bryant was backed into a corner before eventually declaring that “yes, of course” the paper should be investigated.

Though Bryant immediately backtracked and suggested that there was not enough evidence, there is much more than he had when he demanded the police investigate Coulson and Brooks in 2003. Guido is looking forward to the furious press releases and Bryant popping up on the telly any moment now…


76 Comments

  1. 1
    Fact says:

    well done Chris!!!!

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    • 29
      Come On, Just saying, Only me, Winning, Peter Hain...DUEMA Champ, lots of other funny monkiers etc ! says:

      and well done Guido

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      • 45
        Henry V says:

        Do you have a crush on the poster that cannot be named?

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        • 49
          Chuckus Yamoney says:

          This could all be widened to investigate Kelvin MacKenzie’s unhealthily close relationship and unwaivering support of Campbell, McBride, Blair, Brown and Mandelson.

          MacKenzie really annoys me when he pops up as the voice and Saviour of the working man having peddled New Labour’s lies and deceit for years with little remorse and no apology.

          He should tried for treason with the rest of them

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        • 50
          O'course he duz, Yer Maj says:

          Once more unto the breach…

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          • cynic2 says:

            Bryant popping up on tele?

            In his underpants again? Will it be after 9pm?

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          • Pants for the memory says:

            Chris Bryant knows nothing of breeches, He is however the master of what is worn beneath them,

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          • Anonymous says:

            When will Leveson investigate the police chief’s statement last week that former Labour Home Secretary John Reid was alerted to phone-hacking and corruption as long ago as 2006, and did nothing.
            All this happened on Labour’s watch and they simply turned a blind eye while the press were supporting them.

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  2. 2
    Worzel's Doppelganger says:

    The British Press is the worst in the world. I wouldn’t wipe my beautiful arse with it!

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    • 54
      Sussex John says:

      Vaguely connected , has anyone recently checked out the BBC Today Programme Facebook page ?
      It is currently populated by raving Trots and exreme [ really ] Atheists. dont particularly care about religion but , look at it today . Really disturbing and effectively published by the BBC. Seems to be no moderation.

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  3. 3
    Stinkfinger says:

    I want a newspaper I’m not ashamed to be seen reading.
    The Daily Mash.

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  4. 4
    Bob Crow is a fat baby says:

    Chris Bryant was backed into a corner before eventually declaring that “yes, of course”

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    • 24
      Baron Hogwash says:

      Who knows, maybe he likes being backed into a corner..

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      • 39
        Prince Rupert says:

        Especially if there is a butt plug attached to the wall, and he is dancing around in is underpants

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        • 69
          Moscow Mike Handycock (sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money) says:

          That twat Bryant shopped me for being a Russian Spy and got me removed from the Defence Committee. Vladimir was not at all amused. Boaz.

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  5. 5
    Yossa says:

    MP gets all shouting about corporate corruption. Thinks we’ve all forgotten how much he milked the parliamentory expenses

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    • 6
      Yossa says:

      meant to say gets all shouty.

      Words get mixed up when huffy, as any fule know who watches CB being interviewed.

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      • 35
        Spartacus says:

        CHRIS BRYANT – Labour

        Claim: The Telegraph accused the MP for Rhondda of “flipping” his second home twice in two years, allowing him to claim almost £20,000 in expenses.

        Response: Mr Bryant, who is deputy leader of the House of Commons, described the allegations as “unfounded and inaccurate”. The openly-gay MP said he moved to a more secure property after “a series of attacks on my home” and had asked the Fees Office what work on the new house he could claim back.

        BBBC

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        • 46
          Anonymous says:

          Corruption in Westminster is endemic.

          The cover up is endemic.

          Secrecy orders are being signed left right and centre in the Lords to hide what peers have done from scrutiny, and what the Lords knew about what was going on.

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        • 74
          Yossa says:

          So did he, or did not, flip twice? Cannot tell from the answer

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  6. 7
    Jack says:

    Let’s “drain the swamp” as Murdoch’s people say about their own papers (of course they never knew what was going on)

    The problem is that the “swamp” is huge…

    How many journalists will be prosecuted do you think ?

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    • 34
      Durr... says:

      1000’s I hope. They thought they were above the law (and were at one time). Bye bye Mr Murdoch – is one such organisation (like Sky) fit to broadcast?

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    • 41
      Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

      Same with the public officials who were taking money.

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      • 43
        Durr... says:

        It goes without saying. I agree.

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        • 55
          Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

          Is an organisation like the BBC fit to broadcast (troughing management, overpaid employees, biased output, wasting obscene amounts of taxpayers’ money)?

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          • The first stages of CiF says:

            The Beeb wasting money? Shurely not! That lesbian ‘honeymoon’ in Florida the Beeb is said to have gifted to one of their lowliest researchers when she entered into a civil-partnership a couple of years ago, was actually a research assignment on, er, lesbians. Lesbian weddings. And lesbian honeymoons. In er, Florida.

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          • Och right.. says:

            Mr Peston – with a straight face too – told the world a day or two ago that Sky was the “biggest broadcaster” in the UK.

            Who knew?

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  7. 8
    Yossa says:

    Bryant quote
    “He said: “Both the public and the press are almost punch-drunk with the constant revelations about the criminality at the News of the World, the Sun and News International.”

    Speak for yourself you shameless self publicist.

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  8. 9
    Gonk says:

    I would be… well shattered, just shattered if Maguire was involved.

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  9. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Another borin non-story from Guido .

    No wonder nobody bovvers readin this shit anymore .

    E xx .

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    • 12
      smoggie says:

      You must have read it to deduce that it was borin so you can’t say nobody reads it anymore.

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    • 13
      Steve Miliband says:

      Apart from you

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    • 21
      The Speaker says:

      I agree.

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    • 57
      Anon. says:

      On the contrary: he is just pointing out once again the complete and utter hypocrisy of this MP. Bryant’s faux outrage at the British press is selective: he only wants to destroy News International. But he hasn’t got the honesty to admit it (surprise, surprise.)

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  10. 11
    smoggie says:

    Has Bryant just done a Y turn?

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    • 19
      Mike Hunt says:

      No photos please, I have just had tea.

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    • 48
      EdButLookBalls says:

      Steve Bell loved doing the toons of John Major and his Y-Fronts, perhaps he can switch his attention to brYant now that the attention is swinging round to the journalists of the Left Axis of the media!!

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  11. 14
    Lord Chief Justice says:

    While you are on about prosecutions…

    When will UK bankers be prosecuted for massive fraud ?

    it is beginning in the US after years oif letting baznkers get away with mutliple offences against investors

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-05/justice-can-still-be-done-in-bear-stearns-case-william-d-cohan.html

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  12. 15
    Yossa says:

    perhaps hes still got the hump about not getting in the shadow cabinet.

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  13. 16
    Fact says:

    Exclusive: Mark Pritchard MP has just resigned as Dep Chairman of the Conservative Party International Office – over Europe.

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  14. 17
    Spartacus says:

    is he asking for the pl0d to investigate the pl0d?

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  15. 18
    Stinkfinger says:

    Phone hacking Milly Dowler Charlotte Church’s minge..all bollocks.
    This is a war on the Murdoch empire by lefty wankers full stop.
    Murdoch helped deliver and keep New Labour in power for 13 years.
    Destroy NI and the Daily Mail for that matter for all the good they do.
    They are nothing but a sop to the masses which fool people into thinking their opinion is worth a damn.

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  16. 20
    Terrible But True says:

    Oh dear, seems the fan has hit the shit.

    No worries, the BBC can sort it all out in post.

    As they always do.

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  17. 22
    MB. says:

    It is about time that a non-Murdoch newspaper was investigated seriously. I have no time for Murdoch but fed up with Labour MPs trying to claim that only the Murdoch group got up these practices and not their friends in the Mirror group or the Grauniad.

    I get the impression though that the other newspaper groups have covered their trails better with EMails permanently deleted and better shredders.

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  18. 25
    labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Just what is it with that Bryant character, ever since he has been coming on the television he always has what the Jamaican’s call a ‘screw face’; always cussin’, back-biting, spitting out bile and swiping out at someone or something.

    He is a nasty little rat faced Hunt who must have serious personal issues, and if his private behaviour is anything like his public, I dread to think what kind of things his boyfriends have to put up with.

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  19. 32
    JH says:

    Embittered little turd, still furious that his online shenanigans got revealed.

    Speakling of arses, if the Mirror gets it’s own handed to it off the back of this, it would be sweeet. Go-to rag for dim-witted lefty lickspittles.

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  20. 33
    Ah! Monika says:

    SEEN ELSEWHERE
    No. 10 Who’s who.
    And the PM is??

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  21. 44
    Knob Ed says:

    Chris is doing a great job distracting attention away from the never-ending car crash that is the Labour Party.

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  22. 47
    Lord Gnome says:

    Not many decent scoops today Guido (??)

    Hope you improve as week progresses or my boys will write you off the stage .

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  23. 56
    Displaced Brummie. says:

    So there’s not enough evidence to launch an investigation to see if there’s enough evidence?

    Riiight-oh, Captain Underpants!

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  24. 58
    I do not want to share the same air as the scrounging Edinburgh dogshite says:

    How SPINELESS is Crispy Brownpants? Only interested in material gain and publicity. The useless c’unt can Jog On!

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  25. 59
    A Fine Pair Of Lungs says:

    When Labour are out power they decide the media is morally broken and needs to be fixed. What a bunch of hypocritical turds!

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  26. 61
    I do not want to share the same air as the scrounging Edinburgh dogshite says:

    Fact Cheque. Useless bullying c’unts!

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  27. 62
    Ed Militit says:

    I wishth to win the electionth throughth truth and honesthy! We don’t needth The Sun. We are media vampires. Very Gothick!

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  28. 63
    Rob Roy says:

    The English are so ungrateful

    Was it not the Mirror who found Cameron’s bike the last time it was nicked!

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  29. 65
    Mandy says:

    Will he be on telly in his underpants? I can’t wait!!

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  30. 67
    fred block says:

    liebour’s idea of batman,didn’t he wear his underpants in full view

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  31. 75
    Yossa says:

    Seem to remember Bryant slagging the PM for his choice of advisors.
    Seem to remember one of Bryants crew has just been sent down…….

    pot….kettle…..

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