April 10th, 2012

Motorman: Britain’s Biggest Establishment Cover-Up
Thousands of Crimes Committed By Over 300 Journalists
Protected from Exposure by a Judge and Newspaper Editors

If a police-led investigation uncovered thousands of crimes committed by over 300 suspected serial criminals, you would expect the editors of newspapers to be screaming at their journalists to get to the bottom of the story to splash across the front page. If the accused worked for powerful organisations with deep links to politicians and the bosses of these criminal enterprises had access to politicians at the highest level, even hosting parties for the politicians, it would be a huge scandal. Papers would be all over the story…

You would in those circumstances expect the criminal justice system to gear up for trials on a scale not seen in Britain before. Judges would perhaps have to consult their Italian counterparts – who took on the mafia’s tangentopoli in the nineties – for advice. Organised crime on this scale has hitherto been unheard of in Britain.

This isn’t a crime thriller storyline. Operation Motorman uncovered industrial scale criminality and hundreds of suspects names. Currently in Britain the newspapers are neither naming nor shaming because the criminal enterprises are the newspapers themselves, who understandably do not wish to report their own crimes. Their silence is a matter of self-preservation.

When the media don’t want to see justice done and politicians don’t want their closeness to what are effectively criminal enterprises exposed, the judges must then be our last hope for the truth, just as they were in Italy in the nineties. In gifting politicians power – in Italy it was money – the newspapers have come to believe that they are protected by the very same politicians from the law.  Britain has been governed for decades by an interlocking politico-media elite analogous to Italy’s tangentopoli…

In the wake of the News of the World scandal last year David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson to

inquire into the extent of unlawful or improper conduct within News International, other newspaper organisations and, as appropriate, other organisations within the media, and by those responsible for holding personal data.

On the surface the terms of reference looked set to catalyse revelations as to what has been going on – the police, politicians and the newspapers – all were to have their relationships, culture and ethics examined.

In the course of the Inquiry Leveson has received prima facie evidence of some thousands of crimes committed by hundreds of journalists. The Operation Motorman files gathered by the Information Commissioner expose a culture of criminality in the day-to-day functioning of the media. The corrupting of police and other offices of the crown was a matter of course not only at the News of the World and other Murdoch titles, it was also the case at the Mail and the Mirror newspaper groups as well. The silence on this issue from these newspapers is because they fear a circular firing squad.

Leveson has the evidence required to initiate criminal actions and civil actions by thousands of victims of crimes committed by newspaper journalists. Guido challenged Leveson to his face to publish the evidence, thus allowing the victims of industrial scale illegal invasions of privacy to get justice. Leveson claimed it was difficult nine years on. Guido understands that there have been two applications to Leveson to release the Operation Motorman files. The applications, heard in private, were refused.

So in Britain we have a situation where the judge charged with investigating the crimes carried out by the media is covering up their crimes. There is an overwhelming public interest in the victims getting justice.

The Operation Motorman files are huge, the thousands of entries contained in the files are a mere snapshot of the industrial scale criminality carried out by the press. Today Guido is releasing the Blue Book section of the Operation Motorman files covering the 1,028 News International related entries out of a total of some 17,000. These files are known to most newspaper editors and to Guido’s knowledge no action has been taken against the journalists named within, some of whom are now senior journalists. To Guido’s knowledge Guardian journalists have possession of the files covering the Mail and Mirror groups. One wonders why they so far have only been willing to name the names of journalists from the Murdoch press…

It seems to Guido that there is no political will to see this through, the press are by and large keen for their own reasons to suppress the truth and the judiciary are actively suppressing the evidence. In those circumstances it is only by bringing the evidence out into the open that justice will be done.

Download: Operation Motorman Blue Book

Notes:
Inclusion of the name of a journalist in the Operation Motorman files does not mean a journalist has committed a crime. Some of the entries are for innocent inquiries, a few will be breaches of Section 55 of the Data Protection Act which can be justified if the journalist concerned can prove that they were acting in the public interest.

The published file has personal data belonging to victims redacted.

The published file has the names of persons known to be of interest to the security services redacted.

There are transposition errors in the files. For example Gordon Rayner (entries 1006 – 1009) actually worked for the Daily Mail not News International as recorded in the Blue Book. Rayner made over 300 information requests in the Motorman files, over 180 of which were for information that could not be legally obtained.

Journalists should note that Guido is not commenting further for the moment. To understand how to interpret the files contact the Hacked Off campaign.

If you are a named victim contact the Hacked Off campaign they may be able to help.


290 Comments

  1. 1
    Dave, give me a call says:

    WELL DONE GUIDO. THIS IS THE ONE THAT LEVESON DOES NOT WANT EXPOSED

    • 4
      Lord Bliar of Libya and Cheri says:

      Friggin hell…this story is so complicated and important I can’t be arsed to readit all!

      • 39
        Archie says:

        Good grief, Guido! THIS must be the big one that you hinted at a few weeks ago! I suppose that telling you to be careful where you walk is redundant now that you’ve started the ball rolling?

        • 146
          Sack Cameron - Elect A Tory says:

          Blimey!

          • David laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

            I still think Levison was about suppressing the press from making comments about politicians.

            Ian Hislop made a good point about the links between senior politicians and the press- when is Levison going to call Blair, Cameron etc?

            Right to recall and referendums should now be the norm to bring democracy back to the country. Corruption pervades every corner of Westminster. We need a voting system like the Swiss.

          • Dobby says:

            Blimin’ heck!

        • 160
          T.WATson says:

          Tom Watson says “This list has been kept under wraps and people will be appalled by that”

          TWATson is appalled because he and Martin Hickman haven’t had access, which would have been very helpful to the book they are writing about hacking.

          Does John Lyon, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards not think it is odd that a sitting member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee can write an insiders book about the committees inquiries?

          Another champagne socialist, lining his pockets with dubiously sourced information while pouring scorn on others for doing the same (sounds like Ken).

          PS Well done Guido

          • David laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

            The Kelly report is shelved. This was commissioned at great Taxpayers’ expense and is not being implemented. When do the politicians of the three main parties understand that the public have had enough of their self-interest, greed and kudos of position?

          • circumspectulator says:

            They will never understand, not until they are sitting in the dock hearing the verdict ‘guilty’ bueing delivered by a jury. The chances of that happening are slim when they have the CPS and Director of prosecutions sown up.

          • misterned says:

            If Leveson was a real inquiry designed to bring justice, then labour MPs and former MPs would be quaking in their boots or moving to a country with no extradition treaty agreement with the UK…

            The fact that Leveson covered up evidence of a vast criminal enterprise shows that this inquiry, in reality, has a different purpose.

            The liberal corporate elite are shafting the main influential opposition to rule by the EU The Murdoch Media. Labour Liberal democrat an Conservatives are all in on this corruption and have all benefitted from it.

            The only chance of cleaning this mess up is electing UKIP. NONE of the other parties will end this stinking corrupt mess.

      • 88
        Anonymous says:

        Never in the history of journalism has there been so much potential for so many to be owned by so few.

    • 11
      Neville Thurncoat says:

      Yes, Easter uprising !

      To the Post Office #pronto, fire up the #quattro cannon !

      • 184
        Some of us WERE born yesterday it seems says:

        Parliament, media and judiciary in collusion shocker!

    • 51
      Mil.i.band says:

      And if we eventually see criminal prosecutions and jail sentences being handed out to Journalists from across the board from all the Major Press houses then we must remember its all thanks to Tom Watson MP. Thanks a bunch Tom.

      • 62
        TomWatsonWasHereFirst says:

        It sounds as if you are suggesting is that Murdoch is a Mafia chief leading a criminal enterprise (together with the other rather dubious overseas owners of the Guardian, the Mirror, the Telegraph and the Independent). Has anyone else suggested this? Oh, wait!

        At least Richard Desmond (Star / Express) is British, – more or less. Why then is he on a foreign country’s Olympic board?

    • 69
      Anonymous says:

      Yes , very well Guido, it does make a change from baiting Wavey Davey and Foggy Cleggie, but do you really in your heart of hearts anything will seriously done or will the blanket just come down while there is some other diversion, the odds are not very good that the wrong doers will be bought to book, too many big cheeses involved, the excuse put forward not doing anything, “it will be too expensive.
      Gideon just seems to woken up that multi millionaires pay relatively little tax on income, this is the guy who has been chancellor for 2 years, where has he been, chasing the little people

      • 100
        Aaron D Highside says:

        Another week’s work begins for the ‘Anonymous’ team of lefties.

        • 107
          Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

          A magnificent piece of undercover work Mr Fawkes. I trust now that I will be able to find evidence of my phone being hacked so that I can claim lots of lovely compensation, as it looks like I will be out of a job at the next election. I can’t understand for the life of me why Lord Leveson hasn’t called me as a witness. Boaz.

          • Che Handycock says:

            When you get yur compunsation dad, I wunt a Range Rovur Evoke like yu.

          • Angel says:

            When the full details of your sexy texts are released for all to read Handy you may be out of a job rather sooner than you expect.

      • 123
        Guy Martin to win TT2012 says:

        Gideon says he’s “shocked”

        “I was shocked to see that some of the very wealthiest people in the country have organised their tax affairs, and to be fair it’s within the tax laws, so that they were regularly paying virtually no income tax. And I don’t think that’s right.”

        “I’m talking about people right at the top. I’m talking about people with incomes of many millions of pounds a year.

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17661011

        In other news, bears foul woods and pope considers becoming catholic

        • 203
          Webwrights says:

          Yes, when I heard that this morning I immediately thought of Captain Renault in ‘Casablanca’, shocked to discover that gambling is going in in Rick’s club and then unblushingly pocketing his winnings.

        • 236
          misterned says:

          Considering that these loopholes were put there by the banker’s puppet, Gordon Brown, it is a bit rich for labour supporters to criticise these loopholes as if they have only just been discovered, or criticise Osborne’s act of acknowledging them.

          The real test is IF now that he has acknowledged them, will he do anything about them?

    • 242
      woritsez says:

      hope somebody acts on behalf of any blissfully unaware victims. Thought it funny mr cps believed any unaware victims had a chance to check with the cps about a crime they’d probably be unaware of, the silly sod.

    • 253
      Anonymous says:

      The chosen protecting the chosen.

      Simple.

    • 254
      Anonymous says:

      dgfkjshd;f ghdfkljghlkjdhf gdfkjhdfgklj dfgf df gdfg!

    • 280
      blowingWhistles says:

      What’s that old saying …. Oh Yeah …

      “Publish and be damned”.

      CP Scott made a Comment dated at 5th May 1921

      “Comment is free, but facts are sacred”

      But back then The Manchester Evening Guardian was not what it is toady …

  2. 2
    farah d says:

    Link does’t work poppet. But good on you for doing this. The cock Hunties at the Guardian have been hacking for decades. Search and destroy.

  3. 3
    The Meissen Bison says:

    Google docs servers are “busy”…

  4. 7
    Show biz for ugly people says:

    “Guido challenged Leveson to his face to publish the evidence, thus allowing the victims of industrial scale illegal invasions of privacy to get justice.”

    You hypocritical twat, till now youve stood four square behind these kind of illegal invasions of privacy.

    Low rent grubby tabloid story peddler that you are

    • 9

      Only when there is a public interest.

      • 26
        Anonymous says:

        What about the inverse definition of when there is no personal harm?

      • 55
        bent forks says:

        Thought the Star was more about the pubic interest.

      • 61
        A pragmatist says:

        And now you work for one of them, Guido.

      • 97
        Anonymous says:

        LOL, hypocrite!

        • 102
          Aaron D Highside says:

          You have to love how much lefties hate Guido!

          • Showbiz_for ugly people says:

            I’m no lefty so feel free to go fuck yourself Aaron

            Nulab and now Daves Nu blue crew are both guilty of grubby media manipulation and corruption and neither want any light shed on these relationships

            Gweedo is a hypocritical arse on this issue and his current bleating about intrusion into people’s private lives, his desire to bring tabloid hacks to account and his sudden interest in the concept of public interest is laughable

            Pathetic

          • SBFUP says:

            I’m no lefty so feel free to go fuck yourself Aaron

            Nulab and now Daves Nu blue crew are both guilty of grubby media manipulation and corr.uption and neither want any light shed on these relationships

            Gweedo is a hyp.ocritical arse on this issue and his current bleating about intrusion into people’s private lives, his desire to bring tabloid hacks to account and his sudden interest in the concept of public interest is laughable

          • Know one when I hear one says:

            Yeah, defo a leftie…

          • So your comment means…. do nothing?

            I don’t know M. De Guido outside of these pages, but I do think a feral and significant minority of Hacks are so bent they couldn’t lie straight, but if one – FOR WHATEVER REASON – manages to get some of the bastards to answer for what they have been a part of, your answer is what? That he is a part of the whole system and therefore is a hypocrite and shoul;dn’t do anything, being tainted by money and assotiation? And you are not and have never been hypocritical in your dealings at any time?? Bollocks!

            Let he who is without sin… be the first c.unt against the wall for being a lying, mendacious wnaker.

            Well done on this one Guido – now can we get back to business as usual, pissing off the the trot trolls.

      • 139
        Ex-Tory says:

        That’s your problem, Guido. There is no public interest. People only care when ordinary people, such as the Dowlers, are the victims. Now that has been shown to be a lie, NOBODY cares about hacking. Its simply a political/media/celeb bubble issue. I’ve never heard anyone raise it in conversation in the last 6mths. Immigration, education, the EU, HS2, petrol prices, tax, foreign aid, water shortages, inflation, crime, lack of jobs, YES. You are as out of touch as the politicians you fawn over.

        The Guido sychophants make me laugh as well.

    • 112
      Ah! Monika says:

      Let’s shoot the messenger?

  5. 8
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    Thanks Guido you are a star.

    • 75
      Anonymous says:

      The most interesting parts have been redacted

      • 106
        Aaron D Highside says:

        Remember MPs’ expenses, bird-brain? Redacted bits get filled in where relevant…eventually, as long as the Great British Public demands it.

        • 235
          Anonymous says:

          Well chucky egg why redact them in the first place, as for MPs expenses not many got sent down did they, some fiddled but paid varying quanties portions back certainly not all, a crime was committed and appears to have not gone on their police record (even though some was paid back it should appear on their police record)

  6. 10
    Lincolnshire Squire says:

    Crikey! Good show, Guido.

  7. 12
    Jimmy says:

    Does it tell you who hacked McBride?

  8. 13
    From a liberal, Scottish, lefty says:

    Well done. That’s proper journalism. Keeping the rest on their toes and demonstrating abuses of power and privilege.

  9. 14
    owenboswarva says:

    I think Google Docs has a limit on the number of concurrent users who can view a spreadsheet, so the link may not work for a while. Not the best approach to getting this type of information out to the masses.

  10. 15
    Foghorn Leghorn says:
    • 72
      do me a favour says:

      Even by the banal standards of Twitter, this has plummeted the depths.

    • 166
      fink fink fink says:

      I’d prefer to think about Alizee in bed, not you two ugly bogheads

    • 252
      The Advanced Stages of CiF says:

      Unlikely to be Rachel Reeves’ estuary affectation and glottal stop overload alarm

  11. 16
    Anonymous says:

    At what minute did you tell him to his face? That video is nearly 3 hours long.

  12. 18
    Tachybaptus says:

    Sо wе hаνе а shоw trіаl оf аn орроnеnt оf а sосіаlіst сlіquе, соnduсtеd bу thе сlіquе іtsеlf, whіlе thе gоνеrnmеnt соnsріrеs tо соnсеаl thе truth оf whаt hаs bееn gоіng оn. І dоn’t knоw hоw mаnу реорlе hеrе hаνе rеаd Fіtzrоу Mасlеаn’s grіslу ассоunt іn Еаstеrn Аррrоасhеs оf thе shоw trіаl оf Νіkоlаі Bukhаrіn іn 1937 fоr іnνеntеd оffеnсеs аgаіnst thе stаtе, whісh lеd tо hіs еxесutіоn, but І аm gеttіng unсоmfоrtаblе есhоеs оf іt hеrе.

    Оnе оf thе nоtісеаblе fеаturеs оf thе trіаl wаs thаt whеnеνеr Bukhаrіn hаd а сhаnсе tо sреаk, hе rаn rіngs rоund hіs ассusеrs; but іt mаdе nо dіffеrеnсе аs thе rеsult wаs fіxеd іn аdνаnсе. Bukhаrіn wаs аlsо tаkеn dоwn tо thе сеlls еνеrу nоw аnd thеn аnd bеаtеn uр tо mаkе hіm mоrе соmрlіаnt — thаt іsn’t hарреnіng hеrе уеt, but јust gіνе іt tіmе.

    • 174
      Spartacus says:

      Replaced by the kangaroo court in the Hague these days.

      - Clinton Witch opponents invited
      - run rings around lawyers
      - no proper defence allowed (allocated to you)
      - guilty as charged whatever you say

  13. 19
    NAME says:

    Can you help with some of the columns. Under “services requested” what does “occ” and “area” mean. I’m sure its simple but I’m not getting it.

  14. 20
    Mike says:

    I have read the document, but what does Occ, xd, and dir mean? And how do we know which journalists have broken the law?

  15. 23
    The Anglo Saxon says:

    Impressive Guido, About time someone put their head on the chopping block, it takes guts.
    Our illustrious Governments past and present have been up to their armpits in cover ups, Arms sales, supporting dubious countries, News paper Magnets, Politicians, Police, Dr Kelly etc.

    Contrats Guido I support you.

  16. 24
    The BBC says:

    Ah Murdoch, for once we’re interested in a Guido Fawkes blog.

    • 83
      Sir William Waad says:

      If only the BBC were interested in this in a grown-up way, rather than in a childish one as a ‘Get Murdoch’ story!

      • 114
        B Boyd says:

        We’re not so interested that we’ll give it air-time. Not clearly pro-left or anti-Tory.

  17. 25
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Are Daily Star ‘journalists’ listed for committing crimes against good journalism?

  18. 27
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    This just appears to be a pointless list of names.

    Sky News admitted last week to breaking the law by hacking peoples email, they’ve admitted it yet no action is being taken against them. Why not? It’s not up to the media to break the law just because ‘they’ think there is a story there.

    • 77
      Just wonderin' says:

      If a Police Officer delilberately breaks the law to obtain evidence then even where that evidence is evidence of criminality it would be held as inadmissible and the officer would face criminal charges. How come the Press seem to think they are above all this “In the public Interest ” ?

      • 238
        misterned says:

        What SKY did was the same as what the BBC have done on many occasions in the name of investigative journalism. There is a ‘public interest’ clause to allow this sort of thing.

        Likewise anti-war protesters who have caused criminal damage, have got away with it if the aim was to prevent a greater crime.

        These examples which SKY admitted to, were in a totally different category from the “phone hacking” speculative hacking to fill the gossip columns.

        • 248
          ..Silicon Implant!! says:

          That’s the point – for hacking, there IS NO public interest defence. Perhaps there should be, perhaps there should not, perhaps omitting it was an oversight by parliament, but the law is clear. Even if you hacked a phone and thereby prevented genocide, you’d still be guilty of a criminal offence

  19. 28
    Mr Watch says:

    Out there on various hosting services – this cat is not going back in the bag.

    Well done Guido, kick these establishment assholes in the balls!

  20. 29
  21. 30
    Lord Leveson says:

    Bugger.

  22. 31
    Lord Lavender et al. says:

    *applauds*

  23. 34
    Harrowden Hills says:

    Careful, Guido. Labour don’t want this stuff out either and we’ve seen what they’re prepared to do to get revenge.

    • 247
      blowingWhistles says:

      I wonder if now with Parliamentary Privilege Michael Dugher MP can account for his whereabouts at the time of Dr Kelly’s death? – Perhaps Geoff (Buff) Hoon can give him an alibi; maybe Thames Valley Police have already investigated it – Hold on a minute … thats Thame Valley Police! – Maybe not then!

  24. 35
    domino316 says:

    And while he is talking to the Judiciary, perhaps he can ask them who gave HMRC carte blanche authority to break the law by purchasing stolen goods regarding Bank Accounts in Lichtenstein..?….or does potential tax evasion now trump the actual crime of handling stolen goods?

  25. 36
    making myself comfortable says:

    HELP!!!!!!! My local supplier has just run out of popcorn

  26. 37
    Not mrs fawkes says:

    Hip hip hooray! A golden cache of info.,
    Mr Fawkes you are the DADDY!
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
    NOW, where’s the rest :0

  27. 38
    Anonymous says:

    “One wonders why they so far have only been willing to name the names of journalists from the Murdoch press…”

    Isn’t this what you did by releasing only the blue book? (Murdoch press)

  28. 40
    PlatoSays says:

    Oh dear – Justice Leveson will be an unhappy bunny today.

    Still – its been two months since you pointed it out, and he did get rather testy.

    Just because this happened 9 yrs ago seems a remarkably feeble rationale for parking it all in the Too Awkward heap.

  29. 41
    peasant says:

    a beautiful morning, clea and bright, the moon to the west and the sun coming up in the east. Pity we still have a fascist government.

    • 111
      Not really that bad yet... says:

      I am pretty sure that there are some people in the World (like my Grandparents) that fled Fascism to survive with immense gratitude in Great Britain; and wonder if you really know what a Fascist State would be like to live in?
      Shit at (most) times modern British Politicians may be – Fascist they are not…

      • 188
        Anonymous says:

        hahaahahahahahaha

      • 240
        misterned says:

        Then you are totally ignorant of what laws already exist, and which ones are to be implemented soon.

        On scale of one to ten, where one is a free and open society, with freedom and liberty defended and protected as an inalienable right, and ten is fascism, were are much closer to fascism, than we are to freedom.

        And what is more, we are not headed in the direction of freedom, but we are headed towards fascism.

        The UK is at about 7 on that scale. The USA is at about a 9.

        • 256

          No dear Misterned, and there’s no need to shout – I’m old, not deaf!

          Fascism is, and I quote:

          “Based on a commitment to an organic national community where its individuals are united together as one people in national identity by suprapersonal connections of ancestry, culture, and blood through a totalitarian single-party state that seeks the mass mobilization of a nation through discipline, indoctrination, physical education, and eugenics.”

          I think you meant an increasing police state, with power concentrated in a political elite, and again I quote (Thank you Matron, I know which key to press):

          “A police state is one in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little or no distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive.”

          So, on the basis that everyone equates fascism with the Axis powers, UK 2012 is, as Granddad used to pithily put it, got f.uck all to do with Germany, Italy and Japan between the two world wars.

          On a scale of things to say to Granny where 1 is”can I have a kiss goodnight please Granny” and therefore v.good, to 10, “But no tongues this time” is v.bad, your assessment is about 300 – are you Private Frazer, and are we “All DOOMED!!!”

          The meds. are working nicely thank you Matron.

          • Anonymous says:

            That is a stupidly long definition of fascism. The best I have come across is the merging of corporate and government power. Just like a man missing a limb is still a man, fascism without eugenics is still fascism.

  30. 43
    Cornishboy says:

    This is great but I still don’t think the public really care that much. Most of us do on here ofcourse but not one person in my work place has even mentioned it. People have long felt like it was one rule for us and another for them. Things like this will just confirm their views. Sadly though people are on the hole apathetic the antics of Mario ballatelli seem to be talked about far far more. But still bloody good work Guido.

    • 213
      BBC says:

      Quite right Cornish. Our viewers are only interested when we report News International wrongdoing. They, as you say are not in the slightest bit interested when our colleagues in the Guardian and Mirror make a minor slip up.

      Right then, over to the weather forecast

  31. 44
    illogical says:

    Interesting snippet of the whole Guido- tentatively releasing the 1000 + redacted names of the NI correspondents involved. Is it part of another copy of a Tom Watson exposé / inter-collegial memo that he will later report as being obtained from you via reading the blog?
    I admire your intro into again walking the high wire without a safety net and look forward to like minded hacks following your example, to eventually get at
    the full truth.
    Unfortunately, with Leveson steering the ship I hold out little hope of ever reading the other 16000 non NI names involved.

  32. 45
    Tony_E says:

    Dear Guido,
    Unless your source gave you more than this, and you are timing the release, then whatever his or her motives I’m afraid you look like you have been used to drive a common narrative:

    It’s all bloody Murdoch’s fault.

    The files are little more than a footnote to what we already know – there was widespread hacking and data violations at Times/Sun/NOTW. This hasn’t, and will not erect the circular firing squad that I’m sure we would all like to see.

    The data that is not available must be much larger than this, and the more interesting portion – the Mirror Group, Mail Group and Guardian/Independent.

    “The Daily Mail spent the highest amount on potentially illegal information, the broadcaster reported, paying Mr Whittamore £143,150″ Telegraph 29th March.
    The Telegraph apparently did not use the services of Mr Whittamore – so why don’t they publish like they did with MPs expenses? I cannot think of case more deserving of public interest.

    Somehow I think we are all being led a dance.

    • 186
      Black Cab says:

      Yes. Until the non-NI stuff is out, this is just another reason for trebles all round at the Guardian – especially if, as you say, they have Motorman’s Mail and Mirror files.

      Come on, Guido. We’re waiting for the raw meat.

      • 216
        Fish says:

        It was said that a Mr Morgan once of the Mirror paid around £440k for accessing information – an amount which does not square with the Motorman Data.

        Unlike NI who have controversially set up an internal inquiry and are passing their finding to the authorities, Mirror group have refused to do so (into either Motorman or allegations of hacking at their papers). They seem to be saying it was too long ago preferring the Tony Bliar mantra of ‘Let’s draw a line under this and move on!’

  33. 47
    Anonymous says:

    something else the government are not too keen to disclose

    http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2012/04/32-die-a-week-after-failing-in.html

    the government is bad for your health, they kill people

    • 53
      a non says:

      What a sad story. Happily claiming benefits for a fake physical incapacity for years to eventually shuffle off this mortal coil because their mental state is too fragile to be told they are just suffering the ill effects of routine work like the rest of us.
      Climate change has a lot to answer for.

  34. 49
    Sir Everard Digby says:

    But this is much more important than many of us think. After all the same media ignored the goings on in Iraq between 2005 -6 to avoid embarrasing the government.

    The degree of collusion is far worse than this large set of criminal activity. What are they helping to cover up now? What’s the payback?

    • 60
      Dave Cameron says:

      We’ll just sit on this until the next election, then get a few of them to write some friendly pieces about us.

      Quite a few will still be around for my third term too.

    • 144
      Ex-Tory says:

      Quite. All those lying Labour politicos have secured lucrative jobs in the media. Just look at Campbell, Smith, etc.

    • 197
      The press are f-ing liars for the state says:

      What are they helping to cover up now…

      A certain on going trial in Liverpool? The full extent of the little problem the chattering classes have imported into the UK?

  35. 50
    Keith Dovkunts says:

    Super work, Guido . . .

    Keep up the pressure.

  36. 52
    Anonymous says:

    does cameron live here anymore?

    off on another jaunt, at our expense, with a gaggle of weapons manufacturers, at our expense

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/apr/10/david-cameron-japan-defence-contracts

    hope he doesn’t come back the useless twat

    • 103
      Dave Cameron, Man of Iron and Equestrian says:

      I am paying my own geisha expenses.

      Tallo Ho.

    • 133
      Aaron D Highside says:

      ‘Anonymous’ team leftie quotes Grauniad! Still, better than the Morning Star.

    • 147
      Ex-Tory says:

      How awful of him to try an drum up business for UK companies that create jobs. What a scoundrel! Better to keep the prols out of work and dependent ont the State. That’s the Labour way.

      • 214

        Yes, Nonny – you really are a naughty boy – how many times have you been told NOT to play with the computer.

        Last time you played games on the CBeebies website until past your bedtime, and you woke up all left wing and grumpy.

        As Granddad used to say “F.uck off you silly little gobshite”

        Bless.

      • 257
        misterned says:

        Well he needs to do something to make up for giving India billions in aid, only for them to choose French fighters.

        I am all for him selling our expertise in defence manufacturing overseas and I hope he does a better job of it.

  37. 54
    Haribo Halfwit says:

    20:20

    • 237
      Haribo Halfwit says:

      …and from then until the 26th minute, where Guido gives the learned Justice a pointer. Astonishing work!

  38. 56
    Sky's Peter Poofter says:

    Does it expose my young boys botty activities??

  39. 57
    Anonymous says:

    Guido may be a right wing nutter [sic], obsessed with Bonneville’s bottom [sick], but … credit where credit’s due: good job.

  40. 58
    FavershamAss says:

    Guido Fawkes may be a right wing nut job [sic], overly obsessed with Bonneville’s bottom [sick], but … credit where due: order-

  41. 59
    Madame Bovarys' Arse Hair says:

    I can only see names and the three ‘papers listed? Nothing else/

    • 67
      Former Assistant Commissioner John Yates, QPM says:

      Same here. It would be very helpful if Guido or one of his minions could give us a few tips on how to read the downloaded file.

  42. 63
    a non says:

    Leveson “Terms of Reference”.
    part 1. {d} the extent to which there was a failure to act on previous warnings about media misconduct.
    You would appear to have them by the short and curlies Guido!
    We now await The Leveson Inquiry’s suggestion about other newspaper organisations

    • 218
      Fish says:

      Don’t be silly. Didn’t you read the unpublished terms of reference? This is only an inquiry into News International.

  43. 64
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Top work Guido, more power to your elbow.

  44. 65
    a non says:

    Leveson “Terms of Reference”.
    part 1. {d} the extent to which there was a failure to act on previous warnings about media misconduct.
    You would appe@r to have them by the short and curlies Guido!
    We now await The Leveson Inquiry’s suggestion about other newspaper organisations

  45. 66
  46. 68
    wrightyboy says:

    You’ve certainly got balls Guido. I salute you.

  47. 71
    Tim Montgomerie's 10 inch black dildo says:

    Sorry, Guido, papers are too busy unleashing fire and fury on Dave for having the temerity to set up Leveson in the first place. Show him who’s boss y’know?

    • 80
      illogical says:

      On the other hand, Google is overwhelmed with people anxious to view the Blue book information.

  48. 73
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Yes, but the Murdochs will still end up in jail, won’t they?

  49. 74
  50. 76
    Bored British public. says:

    I’m fed up with the Murdoch angle on this story.
    I want to read about hacks from other papers.

  51. 81
    jgm2 says:

    Specially chosen judge for government enquiry fails to find any evidence of wrong-doing shocker.

    Did the Hutton enquiry, the Al Megrahi fit-up, the Chilcot enquiry, the cash-for-peerages whitewash etc etc teach you nothing?

    The ‘result’ is decided in advance and all contrary evidence is either ignored or twisted to fit.

    It’s the old saying about ‘never ask a question unless you know what the answer will be’. The answer was decided before the enquiry was ever set up.

    • 91
      Anonymous says:

      You are absolutely spot on. Indeed the very timing of the Inquiry adds strength to your point. Leveson was actually set up to pervert the course of justice and to damage prospects of criminal prosecution. It is one enormous cover up and the outcome will be it’s time to move on – not in the public interest. Even NI employees will avoid prosecution – as was always intended.

    • 93
      bergen says:

      I was about to post a vaguely similar remark.The purpose of a public enquiry is to kick a problem into the long grass and then, when the detail has been forgotten, publish a report that carries all the usual cliches- “lessons to be learnt,better co-ordination needed etc” and mildly criticise but generally exonerate the culprits. Hutton was almost an exception because its conclusions were so laughably biassed-all government evidence true unless proved to be false,everyone else’s false unless proved to be true.The Franks report on the Falklands was a better example. The only one that I can think of that bit back was Edmund-Davies’ Aberfan report and there was one buried years ago about the Crown Agents.

      Leveson’sreport will be an interesting read for historians but won’t tell us much we didn’t know.

    • 115
      Backwoodsman says:

      And the cost to us, the taxpayer, of all this inquiry bollux has been how many hundreds of millions of pounds ? ( See above post for partial list of what your money has been pissed away on).
      Make whoever orders an enquiry, or their party fund it on a no win no fee basis.

  52. 84
    The late Paul Foot (the only good Marxist) says:

    As I said, in Britain we have freedom of the Press and no idea what to do with it.

    • 157
      Maggie says:

      There is no such thing as a good Marxist

      • 208
        Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

        They’re good if dead.

      • 211
        AC1 says:

        I think the fact that he’s dead made him a good marxist.

      • 233
        blowingWhistles says:

        And down at comment 95 Polly Toynbee doesn’t want to mention of her and her daddy boys Marxist tendencies either – I have a copy of daddys reith lecture from memory is it 1953 or thereabouts; Have to dig it out and re-read it again.

  53. 87
    Sunlight is good for you says:

    Transparency is the enemy of corruption.

    Well done Guido.

  54. 89
    Anonymous says:

    what about the other books…

  55. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Good stuff Guido, It’s rare for it to be demonstrated that the model society for Government is not one which is fair and just but simply one that can be ruled and from which as much tax as possible can be confiscated.

    In the way of these things I hope you don’t have as much as a parking ticket outstanding. Else it will be necessary to remove your corrupting influence from said society.

  56. 94
    Sky Crime Inc. says:

    “Guido is not commenting further for the moment”

    You’d best keep it that way.

  57. 95
    Polly Toynbee's Integrity says:

    I’m loving how the BBC, Guardian, Tom Watson and the twitterati are all over this story, whipping up a frenzy of public indignation against the whole of Fleet Street, just like they did previously against Murdoch…………

    • 246

      Fu.ck me Polly (Exclamation, NOT invitation)- Has Tuscany run out of agreeably priced wine, so you’ve come home to churn out a few words for the proles?

      Needn’t have bothered.

  58. 96
    Rich Bastard says:

    Nobody should hold their breath over this one. There are some issues that are so big and so complicated that you could get killed in the rush as you run away from them.

  59. 98
  60. 99
    Timmytour says:

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102×4930577

    ——-Tom Watson, the Labour MP who helped expose phone hacking, has warned that the illegal interception of emails will be the next big scandal to emerge.

    Tom Watson told The Telegraph he believes illegal practices were restricted to News International titles (PA) —————————

    Just News International, Tom?

    In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Watson said he believed the illegal practices were restricted to the News International newspaper titles and not representative of the wider industry.

    • 101
      nellnewman says:

      As we have found out to our cost the likes of twatson livingstone et all find it difficult to tell the truth, the whole truth etc.

    • 104
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      Watson has a history of targeting ONLY News International. He is not interested in other publishers. This has undermined his position as he now appears partisan. His record speaks for itself.

      • 221
        Fish says:

        …and as such he is not fit to be an MP and certainly not fit to sit on his select committee

  61. 105
    nellnewman says:

    Really Magnificent Guido. Your biggest scoop to date.

    You have really put Leveson on the spot not that anyone expected him to make a clean honest job of this investigation anymore than Hutton did of D r K e l l y ‘ s demise. Oh and what’s happened to chilcott?

    As someone said above don’t go walking in the woods alone anytime soon.

    • 231
      blowingWhistles says:

      Ask James Rufford [Times man] about his recollections of being the “LAST journalist” to attempt to ‘buy off / gag’ Dr Kelly – for his masters at Newscorps – before Dr Kellys untimely.

      Rufford went ‘walk-about’ at Hutton time – a convenient time to go away – still its all in the public domain – “Published” here and there.

  62. 109

    There were many who were speedy to jump to criticism of Guido when he started his Daily Star Sunday column. As an aside, were they expecting him to refuse income just to satisfy their idealism?

    Now that he is releasing what he can of the Motorman files, his decision to write for the above paper takes on a new and entirely explicable context.

  63. 110
    EDITOR of the STAR on SUNDAY says:

    FAWKES ! In my office NOW !

  64. 113
    Jay says:

    Well done, Guido, really well done.

  65. 117
    EDITOR of the STAR on SUNDAY says:

    It’s still going on , nearly every shite idea this poxy government has thought up (including the budget) has found it’s way to the press before these pricks have announced it

    FFS Cameron must have been riding Mr Ed

    • 136
      Coalition with the Dums was Cameron's Worst Idea Ever ! says:

      I think the blame for that is probably down to the LimpDums.

  66. 118
    Not on the BBC says:

    So what happens in Lord Leveson (Order-order moderator) tells you to take this down?

    • 135
      nellnewman says:

      Depends whether he can be reached at the moment doesn’t it? Guido may be travelling incognito to parts of the world where there is no internet connection.

      By the time he gets the message and complies the www will have copied it myriad times through twitter and other social media sites where it will then be unstoppable.

    • 222
      Fish says:

      He doesn’t have to – the servers are in a different jurisdiction.

      I do hope that they’re not in Connecticut though – Guido might find himself on a long holiday in Arizona if Leverson has anything to do with it.

  67. 119
    Referee says:

    Well done, Guido. Tom Watson can suddenly change his tune and suddenly start writing about a public interest defence outside NI only because he isn’t man enough to support you on this – assuming it really is the big one.

  68. 121
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Bit disappointing that we only see NI and all the other papers.

    Also very disappointed to see no mention of my name being searched – now how am I supposed to make a quick buck with compensation?

  69. 122
    blowingWhistles says:

    What can the Murdoch’s deny they were informed of ‘in writing’ [2 pages of big clues] at the BSkyB AGM of 2003? ….

  70. 124
    Lord White of Wash says:

    As the generic Lord wheeled out by successive governments of right or left when answers are not required, I would like to say it is all a storm in a teacup and will quieten down soon.

  71. 125
    President Puking says:

    We fully support the Syrian regimes attempts at bringing about peace in there country
    Including the pouring of petrol over school children and setting them alight !

  72. 126
    nellnewman says:

    ‘This is the one Leveson doesn’t want exposed’ Not just Leveson but politicians of all colours, especially on’s who through pyjama parties, police and anyone in the establishment.

    Happy Days!

  73. 127
    Anonymous says:

    Think it’s a shame you started with NewsInt.

    Wonder if you’d have had a glowing quote from Watson had you started with his chums at the Mirror.

    Let’s not let the lefty papers off the hook, eh? Publish quickly.

    • 230
      blowingWhistles says:

      Try Kevin (Magoo) Maguire now of the Daily Smoke ‘n Mirror but formerly the Union Correspondent at the Guardian – until he got the push [issues in conjunction with Emily Guardian Media luv - oh she parachuted out as well...] and not without having gleaned some info on NDS UK Ltd from a former NI employee ….

      As for Gordon Rayner – “lickspittal”

  74. 128
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Guido, have you done a runner? (last paragraph, above References).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Motorman_%28ICO_investigation%29

    • 134
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      Hell, that was edited in the last couple of minutes, just as well I have copied.
      Last paragraph (before edit) said:

      “On 9 April 2012 political blogger Paul Staines released the “Blue Book” section from the Operation Motorman files, covering 1,028 News International related entries out of a total of 17,000. [11] The day before the files were released The Guardian’s “Media Monkey” column had reported rumours that Staines was going to release the files, and was preparing to fly to Ireland to escape British jurisdiction.”

      • 200
        We're doomed I tell ye.. says:

        You don’t have to go to Ireland to escape the long arm of the law Guido. There is very little law and order outside a few middle class enclaves these days

  75. 130
    Martin Sewell says:

    This should be dedicated to the late Andrew Breibart who campaigned to make the mainstream media do their proper job. The internet allows the ordinary man to make his mark on both those in power and those within the “inner circle”.

    The one think you can be sure of. The little folk do not like ” One law for us and another for them”.

  76. 132
    Displaced Brummie says:

    I am a journalist. I have never used illegal means to get a story. Yet I feel my reputation has been sullied.

    What is the NUJ doing about this? Bugger-all. Now wondering why I pay my me3mbership fee? Oh, yes. Need a press pass.

    • 138
      Tooth fairy says:

      Join the rest of the general population… Unions don’t look after the working man anymore.. they are part of the establishment and just another means to keep the the ‘little people’ down.

    • 143
      Fuct says:

      “What is the NUJ doing about this? Bugger-all. Now wondering why I pay my me3mbership fee? Oh, yes. Need a press pass”

      Tis why I stopped paying my dues.

      • 187
        who why what where when says:

        I resigned from the NUJ in the 90′s because it was totally useless. It’s only ever interested in high-profile cases-never in everyday issues affecting hard-working hacks.

  77. 137
    Rinka Scott says:

    My server does not appear to want me to see these files.

  78. 140
    codswallop says:

    Congratulations Guido. That took guts. Well done.

  79. 141
    Hang The Bastards says:

    GOOGLE server busy !

    Too many people accessing the bluebook. Nice work Guido

  80. 142
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    Leveson should heed Lord Longford’s advice to the late Dame Myra Hindley -
    you must get out of here more often and see a few people

  81. 145
    Anonymous says:

    Looks like Hamza could be on his way to the USA

  82. 148
    Abu Hamza says:

    FUCK!

  83. 150
    Concerned of Tory town says:

    I used to have total faith in the British system of justice but this and the case of Babar Ahmad leave me with serious doubts.

    • 152
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      Why? If you’re a white boy you get sent to America and charged and no one gives a shit.

  84. 151
  85. 155
    Universal Hiss says:

    Good stuff Guido.

    Don’t go for any long walks on your own for a while though.

  86. 156
    SBFUP says:

    Gweedo is a hypocritical arse on this issue and his current bleating about intrusion into people’s private lives, his desire to bring tabloid hacks to account and his sudden interest in the concept of public interest is laughable

    Pathetic

  87. 158
    Well it's a thought says:

    I suppose the slogon “were all in it” comes from the politicians/judges/plod/journo’s/uncle tom cobbly and all comes from.

  88. 164
    Spartacus says:

    And what of wikileaks?

    • 195
      just asking says:

      Speaking of which- when is Assange going to be extradited.
      If he’s got nothing to hide he won’t mind facing a court of law.

      • 249
        Spartacus says:

        if you have nothing to hide, just copy your emails to your mp and the police and your local council and . . . you are already on camera where-ever you go, and that mobile phone that identifies your position on the earth’s surface to within 50 ft every 15 seconds, and . . .

  89. 167
    screw the lot of them says:

    email the arseholes at generalenquiries@levesoninquiry.org.uk

  90. 171

    MSM very quiet on this today.

    Wonder why?

    • 189
      Ah! Monika says:

      Still working for a decent headline.

      Levesongate or Motormangate don’t really chime.

    • 241
      Haribo Halfwit says:

      5Lies mentioned it in their 0530 bulletin. Half an hour later, it had been displaced.

  91. 172
    YFB says:
    • 181
      Baron Hogwash says:

      And that is as about as funny as this bloke gets I guess – at least its not Dick Ed in number 10.

      • 191
        Ah! Monika says:

        There’s an Estate Agent in Stockport goes by the name of Richard Head. Doesn’t seem to have many boards up these days.

        Wonder Why? ( bold )

        • 226
          blowingWhistles says:

          Kate asked Brenda {Private Eye joke] how she could be a good wife?

          Brenda told her to keep her seatbelt tightened and don’t annoy me.

  92. 176
    SBFUP says:

    Hilarious

    Two comments (one from me, one from Ex-Tory) regarding how heavily mod.erated this blog is have been deleted

    down the memory hole eh?

  93. 179
    T. D. Huss says:

    Next!

  94. 185

    Just been into my horticultural suppliers to get some grass seed to plant up my meadow.

    They said Have you tried Leveson?

  95. 190
    Desperate Dan says:

    I was with you all the way until you mentioned Hacked Off, the obnoxious anti-Murdoch cabal who are so keen to use hacking as an excuse line their own pockets.

  96. 194
    Desperate Dan says:

    There should be an enquiry into the Leveson enquiry. Leveson and his beardy sidekick need to explain why they backed off to give Rusbridger an easy ride.

    • 201
      The Censor says:

      There is no telling where all this is going. No I mean it, I am not going to tell you.

  97. 196
    Johno says:

    I’m sure I’m not alone in understanding what services are abbreviated. Some are obvious, others not:
    Area?
    Conv?
    CRO?
    Dir?
    F&F? (Friends & family phone numbers?)
    OCC?
    Guido, let is know the legend please.

    • 198
      Desperate Dan says:

      CRO is/was? the Land Registry for the London area.

    • 217
      Yates.."Of the Yard" says:

      CRO..Crininal records office ..in my day..

    • 219
      Atilla The Hunni says:

      Staines said that “to understand how to interpret the files” people should contact the Hacked Off campaign.

      • 245
        Johno says:

        He does, but there’s nothing on the Hacked Off site that helps interpret the abbreviations. I believe he’s referring people there who think they may have been hacked.

        • 255
          Desperate Dan says:

          He’s referring people there who will employ sleazy Hacked Off lawyers who can take a cut on any compensation. Hacked Off needs hacking to continue and to grow. Their livelihoods depend on it.

    • 266
      ExCon says:

      Area? Home address for the subject concerned.
      Conv? Convert. Refers to converting a mobile number or landline into someone’s name and address. can include PAYG numbers too.
      CRO? Criminal Record Check (CRO refers to Criminal Record Office). All criminals have a CRO including Drink Drivers.
      Dir? Directory Check. Accomplished through a mole at BT. XD is ex-directory.
      F&F? (Friends & family phone numbers?) Correct.
      OCC? Don’t know this one for sure. Official Criminal Cautions? (No CRO generated)

      • 281
        Johno says:

        Brilliant, thanks ExCon. If anyone can confirm the OCC (there are lots of them), that would be great.

      • 282
        Johno says:

        OCC might be other occupiers of a home, as suggested on this forum.

  98. 204
    Anonymous says:

    Release the full 17,000 !

  99. 205
    Anonymous says:

    Bravo!

  100. 206
    SBFUP says:

    What a load of opportunistic contradictory guff you spew Guido

    There is incredibly little you consider to not be in the public interest for tabloids (unsurprising self interest given you your self admit to 50% of your income being down to selling stories to the gutter press) but now you’re trying to paint yourself as the champion of the victims of press intrusion of privacy

    hypoc.crisy of the highest order

  101. 207
    blowingWhistles says:

    Where’s Original comment 120 gone? “I copied” it – now lets be having open and transparent – put it back up

    http://kirkflyingvet.com/blogs/legal/archive/2012/04/03/enough-is-enough-maurice-refuses-prison-food-as-long-as-he-can-t-telephone-and-photocopy.aspx

  102. 209
    FavershamAss says:

    I

  103. 210
    FavershamAss says:

    I note with a wry smile that wikileaks is promoting this page!

  104. 212
    pissed off voter says:

    Excellent. Well done Guido. Subsequent (and previous) silence from MSM – and Leveson – says they don’t like it up ‘em.

  105. 215
    Elitebasher says:

    I would like to see if FTSE 100 Chief Executives or Chairmans have been hacked for the benefit of share trading, surely that is more valuable than hacking jade goody?

    • 229
      Anonymous says:

      When I am long I am short. When I am short I am long.

      Hack my messages and you could lose your shirt and be having porridge for breakfast for a very long time.

  106. 220
    Noel Kennedy says:

    The Leaves are been shaken from the trees, at last!

  107. 223
    Member of the Public says:

    As a member of the public I request the 17,000 crimes be made public so I can make my own judgement of them, seeing as Leversin is not going to do anything as the 17,000 must contain information pertaining to his self and it would be detrimental to the ruling elites if this came to light considering they appointed Leversin to unearth what is evidently systemic and goes a lot deeper than just a few hundred journalists. The phone companies are just as much to blame for allowing this to go on, especially as the persons requesting the information are the same people all the time.

  108. 227
    nightwatch says:

    Congratulations – this meets the highest ” public interest ” requirements.

    What next ?

  109. 228
    Phil from the Wrekenton Seven Stars says:

    I have aways said that if you cannot do the time then you should not do the crime.

  110. 232
    steveO says:

    Go Guido …slice the baloney!

  111. 239
    orkneylad says:

    A freelance journalist, Orkney Media Group stooge & chairman of the Orkney NHS Board writes glowing article for grifter:
    http://www.glebedigital.co.uk/blog/?p=5706

    still no statement or response from the local press:
    http://www.glebedigital.co.uk/blog/?p=5840

    hoorah for MSM scumbags everywhere!

  112. 250
    Rogre Cook . says:

    Congratulations Guido .
    A well researched article . Points well made. Avenues to pursue duly left open with constructive guidelines as to the way forward .

    Compliment- frequency coming your way can usually be compared to the appearance of a spare appendage at a nuptial ceremony .

    But this time it’s different . Congratulations — couldn’t have done better myself .

    ( Well.. except that in my heyday I would have pinned them to the wall and pummelled every last ounce of information out of them but there again … the days of Dr Savundra are long gone ) .

  113. 251
    Telescope says:

    Yes, but not ALL those things are criminal are they. You could go the local library, if you were so minded, and find an individual’s address and other occupiers of the home (Occ).

  114. 261
    blowingWhistles says:

    Perhaps a solution would be that – Psychiatric testing should be made mandatory – for every Judge in every court in the land – every six months.

    But hey! It’s them Judges of course who use the quacks and shrinks [E.G. Sir Prof R Meadows & accolytes MSbP 'n all that 'hot air'] to fit up so many innocents – just as long as the Judicairy don’t have any light shone into their darker labryinth.

  115. 263
    Mark Felt not Pat Buchanan says:

    The trail leads to Dave’s door.

  116. 264
    Labour are taxpayer funded and have still managed to fuck their finances says:

    Tom Watson on the Blue Book secrecy…

    “This list has been kept under wraps and people will be appalled by that… The discovery of this list, all those years ago, was supposed to end this type of covert surveillance, but nothing happened. There was a Labour government that was endorsed by the Sun and the Mirror. It was also continuously courting the Daily Mail.”

    He later added, “I’m a fucking massive Hunt.”

  117. 265
    Paul says:

    I’ve been following the Leveson Inquiry quite closely, and contrary to Paul Staines’ opinion, it is doing the job it was set up to do. Namely, to consider the relationship between various pillars of society.

    It is not going to convict anyone of crimes. It never was.

    Having watched Staines, it seemed to me that he was p*ssed off being told he had to come and explain his exposure of the leaked Alistair Campbell statement. Please don’t tell me that was in the public interest … we only had to wait a couple of days longer. That was to do with an ‘exclusive’ tagline for the website and a whole lot more publicity.

    And nowhere in the above article does he explain why leaking this report might do more damage to the people whose privacy was being intruded upon in the first place.

    To be honest, I hope Staines has to go back and explain himself. Last time he suggested that a British judge has no sway over an Irish citizen whose website is on a US server. That may be true, but if he wants to write about British politics, he’ll find it more difficult doing it from outside the country.

    As far as I can see, Staines is just another journalist … doing and saying exactly what he thinks will get him the best return. Freedom of speech, right to privacy, etc … I just don’t he gives a shit about any of that.

  118. 267
    Savebulletshangemall says:

    A good start Guido. What I do not understand is why you published details only of NoTW transgressions? Surely all of that is old hat? What we really want to see is the dirt on all the sanctimonious left-wing rags who have bee gleefully sticking the knife into NI – especially the Daily Mirror – any mention of ‘Squealer’ Maguire in there perhaps?

  119. 268
    bolton wanderer says:

    The Leveson Inquiry was nobbled before it even got under way.
    Leveson has been given the evidence of this, and, to date, has done nothing about it.

    • 271
      blowingWhistles says:

      Live in sin has about as much credibility as them ‘Flat Earth’ believers from yester century – an Inconvenient Truth by al by gore or what?

  120. 272
    jr says:

    I’m a US based victim of News Corp, decided to try to tell my story on a web site;

    http://www.Jaysmovie.com

    I’m putting up materials now, will put up more if there appears to be any interest.

    Would love to any feedback or support.

    Thanks -

  121. 273
    freemycatfish says:

    If Leveson is supposed to be looking into the ethics, practices and culture of THE MEDIA how come he is not looking at TV journslists who have been lying through their teeth for years and are just as bent as the print journos. If not more so?

  122. 274
    freemycatfish says:

    journslists? Oh Oh. Time for bed.

  123. 275
    JesusOfNazareth says:

    I don’t agree with 99% of what you say, Mr. Staines, but I want to say thank you for doing us all service and releasing these.

    I think it’s a fucking disgrace that the Grauniad hasn’t already released the rest of the files but perhaps the craven Rusbridger will now see fit to do his fucking job instead of holding piss poor open days.

  124. 276
    Displaced Brummie says:

    According to the ICO it was “irresponsible” to allow people to know they had been the target of journalists.

    ICO = no longer fit for purpose.

  125. 277
    R Cook says:

    Whatever you do or don’t do Guido, for goodness sake, don’t go hillwalking! or for a walk in the woods for that matter!

  126. 278

    So far it’s only those and such as those that are getting the big pay outs. People like Jude Law and Charlotte Church. What about the thousands of ordinary people maligned by these criminals. They should be advised at once and given legal aid if applicable to proceed with a libel case. No doubt the Leveson enquiry is more to protect the press than the victims. At least that’s how it looks thus far.

  127. 279
    blowingWhistles says:

    “alleged breaches of the Data Protection Act by journalists” – indeed M’lud.

    But what happens when Damien McBride unelected Labour Union Bullyboy (Friend of Charlie Whelans no doubt) “Breaches the Data Protection Act and privacy of a member of the public and attempts to get them ‘silenced’ for daring to call a minister of the then Labour Government a Communist dupe?

    Perhaps Leveson should ask McBride – if in march, april 2009 he did unlawfully access someone’s details – breaching the Data Protection Act…..

  128. 283
    ExCon says:

    From what I remember, DPA offences have a 6 month statute of limitations errr….limit. So, the time for the vast majority of possible prosecutions is well and truly gone. Possible Conspiracy to Cause Misconduct in a Public Office offences for things like Criminal Record checks but again, the trail is so cold. This should have been worked on properly nearly a decade ago.

    How much did the news organisations gain financially from these wholly corrupt criminal acts? I would love to see the figures on a possible Confiscation Order against these knobs. Applied to each and every director, proprietor and journalist. When engaged in a Criminal Enterprise (and surely this constitutes that), they should all be liable.

    • 284
      blowingWhistles says:

      Statutes of limitations [Six Months] are of no relevance here. Are you a Lawyer trying to mislead about the DPA / Criminal offences

      Criminal and fraudulent offences (Gaining financially at and to anothers detriment) are not time-barred.

      Lord Denning – … Fraud unravels everything …

      Try The Theft Act 1968, try the predecessor of the Fraud Act 2006 …

      Lawyers – don’t really want us to know the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth – because to their Trade – The Truth Hurts. It’s a Two way street not a one way rule of oppression, evasion, duplicity, diversion and obfuscation. No one has to be a lawyer – to know what the law is. Seek legal advice – but don’t take it as gospel ‘cos they do tend to tell porkie pies [never on Oath too] to protect their own.

      • 287
        ExCon says:

        No, I’m not a lawyer. It wouldn’t take a genius to work out what I am.

        You are wrong by the way.

        Try contacting the ICO and asking them about it. Ask them what powers they have to deal with ‘blaggers’ who do this work wholesale. There are numerous cases where DPA offences have not been pursued due to being time barred. This has nothing to do with the theft act or the fraud act. What ‘property belonging to another’ has been appropriated exactly? These are DPA offences hence why the micky mouse ICO investigated in the first place and not the fuzz.

  129. 285
    Interested says:

    Sara Payne not in there ……

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/28/phone-hacking-sarah-payne

    (or C Church).

  130. 286
    blowingWhistles says:

    Telegraph 11th April page 10 “Data chief condemns political blogger”

    Is the Information Commissioner Christopher Graham just another ‘Marxist FUNCTIONARY’ – spitting out his dummy to order [Pavlov's dog 'n all that]?

    Who’s cage is really rattled Mr Graham?

  131. 288
    Andrew says:

    Save it while it is there. And not to the Cloud. To something as tough as a brick shit-house.

  132. 289
    blowingWhistles says:

    Who’s catch phrases have been “It’s Business Warfare”, “Kill the competition, etc” – since at least 1998?

    Any guesses …. Nothing Does Stack up!

  133. 290
    James 42 says:

    Keep pushine this Guido. It deserves to be exposed and the criminals should be brought to justice in the interests of the ordinary people of this country.
    The newspapers and the politicians have got away with their misdeanors for far too long.

    We have a situation in Scotland where the BBC is manipulating information in favour of the Unionists and against those who seek independence for Scotland. The BBC is supposed to be impartial in its reporting in accordance with its charter, but it is far from that. We need a better more honest country.
    Even the supervisory body, The BBC Trust, is ignoring what is going on at BBC Scotland in contravention of its own rules.


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“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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