April 24th, 2012

Flashback March 2011: Hunt on Camera


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    No slam dunk – yet.

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    Thomas from Tonna says:


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    Is Britain a banana monarchy? says:

    Rupert Murdoch

    “capo di tutti capi”

    In writing…

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    Mi8 says:

    once a hunt……..

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    Prince Rupert says:

    What’s all the fuss about? Is this another “Pasty” moment, of such newsworthy importance that it overshadows war and economic meltdowns. What has Hunt said or done that is wrong? I’m confused, can someone give a mature and sensible explanation

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    The BBC are cunts says:


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    Kirsty Wark. says:

    I would.

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    Black Rod's Fancy Stick says:

    Seems it’s not only the House of Lords that could do with a bit of reform…

    ALTHOUGH, I do note, so far reforms do not include removing criminals from the House.

    We were told a long while ago that this was difficult and would require a change of law.

    This item should be at the very top of the reforms list rather than not even getting a mention!!!

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    oops says:

    anything with legs you mean

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    Black Rod's Fancy Stick says:

    Just your average Labour/Conservative/LibDem politician, his lips move, he is lying shamelessly for the sake of ego, power and cash in no particular order.

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    Kebab time says:

    … looks pretty seriously to me methinks

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    not a machine says:

    Its like watching a discarded fag end , destroy the delphiniums .

    And this weeks Plsam from book of common prayer was No 4 !

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    Trinny says:

    uggghh ugghhhh – no it’s not coming.

    No matter how hard I try, I just can’t give a shit.

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    Aunt Mat says:

    Only following orders

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    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Agreed. The bundle of emails starts with an explanatory note that Michel did not actually meet with, or speak to, Hunt between December 2010 and July 2011 (when the proposed deal fell apart), and that when his emails suggest that he had spoken to Hunt the true position is that, err … he had not.
    Two things emerge from that. The first is that Michel’s emails may contain at least a degree of embellishment designed to impress their recipients. The second is that there is little clarity on what the true level and content of contact might have been.

    BTW, there is a potentially interesting sideline about Alex Salmond’s efforts to stay chummy with News International, although the same caveats apply as to the reliability of the source material.

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    not a machine says:

    Nor doing much to end the crimal schooling that has gone off in the commons

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    Yes, Britain is a banana monarchy says:

    The Murdochs are gangsters


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    john west says:

    had the hacking fiasco not come to light james murdoch would probably be enjoying the fruits of the BskyB deal where his real interest laid…. sods law that a comparartively minor element of News International upset the coup. So he spoke to david cameron…why not he was at rebeccah brook’s house.

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    Tone Made Me Do It - hes a very bad influence says:

    Try this academic paper (just read the precis) for the importance of the power of the ownership of TV stations:
    How to Subvert a Democracy
    Journal of Economic Perspectives

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    Anonymous says:

    Well Mr Cameron knew nothing about this did he

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    Who said that ??? says:

    “Revenge is a dish best served cold !”…..

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    Time to abolish says:

    Abolish the license fee, allow people pay for the bbc on demand (and thus not pay if they don’t watch it) and then let’s see how the lefty unemployable in the real world twats do.

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    Anonymous says:

    It seems the law may have been broken

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    Codfather Highlights says:

    Murdoch sent him an Australian message, a couple of tinnies wrapped in newspaper, delivered by boy James.

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    Gordon Browne says:

    can anyone recommend a tool for measuring stool girth?

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    red jim says:

    at last the chicken has come home to roost, looks like murdock snr will take sweet revenge on cameron

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    Codfather Highlights says:

    Never tell anyone outside the Family what you are thinking again.

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    chingrinner says:

    a mould of sarah’s hands probably the best bet……

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    trying hard not to be patronising says:

    I’m getting seriously impressed with your blog, kebab boy.

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    10 Downing St says:

    Dear Jeremy,

    Thanks for all your work on behalf of this Coalition Government. In your time as Minister, not only have you singularly failed to stand up to the left-wing hegemonies at the BBC and the Film Council, you’ve also apparently been strapping on the knee-pads and gagging on the purple, veiny schlongs of Murdoch and son.

    Naughty, naughty Jezza.

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    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    No – that can’t be the problem. Blair never got into trouble for murdering Kelly.

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    Anonymous says:

    Fatson is gonna get his soon enough.

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    Cameron's Vichy Conservatives says:

    as guilty as a puppy sitting next to a pile of poo

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    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Why are you quoting Barry Bungraps conversation with Gareth Bale?

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    Dave the inconsequential Rave says:

    And thanks for carrying the cans for me

    I lead from behind as you know…


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    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    I believe it was Delia Smith on one of her regular attempts to improve the catering at Norwich.

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    Anonymous says:

    “No slam dunk – yet.”

    And here was me thinking that pocket billiards was your game.

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    Fish says:

    Wonderful. A joy to behold.

    It’s so wonderful to see Mad Hattie in full hypocrite mode. In fact she has turned hypocracy into an art form. There is no one to touch her. But then again no one would wish to except Mrs Harman (TGWU and bar), who was himself spouting crap earlier complete with bogus housing figures.

    ‘I don’t care if I ran into your car while I was on the phone. Fuck off little people – you know where to find me.’

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    Anonymous says:

    I could not give a toss about phone hackers and politicians relationships with newspaper men. I only wish they all had the balls to say “yes- we plead guilty” I like phone hackers- they have done some real good- exposing fraudsters,adulterers, dodgy dealers, tax evaders etc.,.
    Regarding Ken Livingstone and his tax evasion, it was great that two eminent labour peers , Lords Sugar and Winston came out against his bid for Mayor. Men of integrity totally unlike Ed. Milliband. Talking of Ed, he will never be Prime Minister. He shafted his brother and that will never be forgotten.

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    Coco the Clown! says:

    Harperson just off C4 News with a chin and lower jaw coloured dark orange. WTF?

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Total double standards from the media, the BBC, ITV and Sky all knew for years what was going on with Murdoch but no one at Westminster wanted to rock the boat, just as they all knew Brown was a violent bully but reported openly lies when the Labour party claimed he wasn’t and that all the Nokia throwing, fax throwing, secretary hair pulling and general bullying was a pack of lies.

    The only lies come from the Westminster media pack.

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    Fish says:

    13th March. Keep up.

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    Codfather Highlights says:

    Aldi digital caliper £7.99,

    …and some protection:

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    What I also don’t get is why the Murdoch’s have it in for the Tories, it’s the Guardian, the BBC and Nu Labour that are trying to trash Murdoch, if he’s so think he can’t see it then he deserves to see his empire fucked.

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    Aaaargh says:

    They deserve all they get, it’s just we don’t.

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    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    What does Osborne have to do with this and who were you going to give him to?

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

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    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

    Queer Ed?

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    You have to wonder how thick the Tories are, Nicky Campbell went after the ‘posh boys’ this morning and tomorrow Radio 5 will be foaming at the gash over today.

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    beeboid paranoid says:

    Feel free to join in the hysteria about Murdoch the baby eater.

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    Phoney B£iar says:

    I’m a pretty straight kind of guy too.

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    ffs! says:

    Theresa May refused six times to answer the question of whether or not her officials had written confirmation of the deadline for Abu Qatada’s court appeal.

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    nellnewman says:

    I see militwit is squealing that hunt must resign. The breath taking hypocrisy of labour is highly entertaining.

    Of course hunt is rubbish , of course they too got too close to the murdoch’s , but bliar and gormlessgordon were even closer.

    At this point in history we have self-serving talentless idiots for mp’s and party leaders and pm’s and ministers. One can only hope that there is a churchill or a thatcher somewhere in the pipeline that will one day rescue us from the stunning mediocrity of the current bunch,

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    ffs! says:

    Really weird shit going on I agree.

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    Anonymous says:

    Sadly, leaders of that calibre only seem to appear once in a generation at the most.

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    … said the basket


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    Fish says:

    Yes. Very good. But the BBC are not mentioned in this.

    The BBC is the most subversive broadcaster in the world and as it’s activists now target other countries it is becoming a national embarrassment.

    While we all pay for it – there is no democratic control over it.

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    torchie says:

    2 days to sink the whole fucking lot of them. C’mon Rupert, give us all a laugh and spill the beans, everything, let it all out and lets see them all squirm.

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    Police horse's mouth says:

    If Cameron doesn’t back Hunt to the hilt…he’ll be toast too!

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    Anonymous says:

    There’s nothing wrong with Tory ministers helping Murdoch to smash the BBC monopoly of opinion forming in the UK, or is that just me?

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    Michael Winner says:

    Calm down dear!

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    Joss Sayin says:

    Your mouth?

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    Not impressed says:

    ‘Dial M for Murdoch’. Only £17.00. Well, he’s got to supplement his salary somehow, hasn’t he? And why not make money out of being part of a balanced, impartial Parliamentary Committee which is merely trying to obtain the truth?

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    Anonymous says:


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    joescotus says:

    murdoch will bide his time till 2015

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    I laughed my cock off! says:

    Looks like James Naughtie was right all along…

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    Frank's son says:

    Agreed! Bring all the wretched lot down, of all colours in the HOC. Expose them all for what they are. Greedy, selfish fuckers, the lot of them.

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    Anonymous says:

    How fucking difficult is it to change the law. Bastards.

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    Russell Brand - chief arsehole says:

    Just watch Russel Brand at the Select Committee – what an arsehole he is.

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    Vince Cable's giggly women says:

    Beacause they fucked up the SKY deal for. That was the quid-pro-quo for getting The Sun to switch sides and back Cameron at the last GE!

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    A license-fee dodger of 12 years' standing says:

    “While we all pay for it”

    I don’t.

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    nellnewman says:

    Never been calmer in my life.

    It’s like watching a vast comedy show with keystone cop politicians of all parties falling over their own feet.

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    Anonymous says:

    We used to jail treacherous nonces like Philby, Burgess and McLean, now they’re employed in the editing suites of the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corp.

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    Anonymous says:

    Well the hour has surely pretty much commeth, and you know what happens then…….

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    T Bliar says:

    I started a bunch of wars, hundreds of thousands died, I destroyed England’s civil liberties and also fl00ded the country with 1mm1gr4nts for party politc4l gain… then I just shredded my 3xp3nses and became a milli0na1re…

    Clearly this Hunt man needs attacking.

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    A working man who f*cking hates Harman says:

    Bruising, because some lucky bastard got close enough to punch her lights out?

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    I drive a Skoda says:

    I hope there are no direct or indirect contacts between Newscorp and the Conservatives tonight.

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    Ken from down the road says:

    Why did Murdoch put these internal staff emails into the public domain?

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    Anonymous says:

    Him, Steve Coogan and Hugh Grunt, all dreadful fuckers who treat women like Kleenex. Deserve all the opprobrium they get.

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    Splooge says:

    nor me (6 proud years of non-payment and counting)

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    The BBC is the real enemy says:

    I agree

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    Nadine Dorries for PM says:

    The problem is, the Keystone Cops may have been funny for 20 minutes every Saturday morning in 1912, but we’ve had to put up with this ‘comedy’ day and night since 1997.

    (I would like to apologise for my moniker. I dreamt it up before I Googled “nadine dorries expenses” and read: “A Conservative MP who .. paid more than £50,000 of public money to a close friend.”) They are all c*nts, aren’t they?

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    y says:

    When I present my evidence…the public will see that I conducted this process with “scrupuless” fairness” Hunt responds……………..

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    Mad Dog Murdoch says:

    shall i buy BSKYB shares now or wait?

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    Nadine Dorries for PM says:

    The problem is, the Keystone Cops may have been funny for 20 minutes every Saturday morning in 1912, but we’ve had to put up with this ‘comedy’ day and night since 1997.

    (Apologies for my m0niker. I dreamt it up before I Googled “nadine dorries expenses” and read: “A Conservative MP who .. paid more than £50,000 of public money to a close friend.”) They are all c*nts, aren’t they?

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    Shit face says:

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    Na*dine Dor*ries for PM says:

    The problem is, the Keystone Cops may have been funny for 20 minutes every Saturday morning in 1912, but we’ve had to put up with this ‘comedy’ day and night since 1997.

    (Apologies for my m0niker. I dreamt it up before I Googled “nadine dorries exp*enses” and read: “A Conservative MP who .. paid more than £50,000 of public money to a close friend.”) They are all c*nts, aren’t they?

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    Sir Dando Tweakeshafte says:

    Oh Dear. What an utterly useless Cu…lture Secretary.

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Yes but there is a quiet way of doing it. The Murdoch’s seemed to be in a massive rush to do the takeover, especially when the BBC, Nu Labour and the Guardian started sniffing around the hacking nonsense and let’s be clear ,other than Milly Dowler the whole hacking thing amounts to nothing.

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    Me and my shadow says:

    I feel sorry for Jezza, when your shadow is Mrs Dromey can not be a nice experience.

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    Follow the evidence.

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    They will have a word for it…

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    …and still is to be.

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    Good point.

    Not to help Salmond, surely.

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    The HUNT goes on says:

    The detective leading the UK review of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance says they have the “best opportunity” yet to find the missing girl.

    Det Ch Insp Andy Redwood told the BBC’s Panorama his team were “seeking to bring closure to the case”.

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    Tony Eden from Eton says:

    For David Cameron to sit down for dinner with anyone from Newscorp on 23 December 2010 just days after all those problems with Vincent Cable is stupid.

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    Not actually being an admirer of the Murdochs, this takes them several points upwards in my estimation.

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    The HUNT goes on says:

    The detective leading the UK review of Mad eleine McCa nn’s disappe@rance says they have the “best opportunity” yet to find the missing girl.

    Det Ch Insp Andy Redwood told the BBC’s Panorama his team were “seeking to bring closure to the case”.

    Factor 32 is best.

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    Anonymous says:

    Cameron, once again shows that he’s unfit to run our country.

    He should’ve drop kicked Hunt out of the government. Why didn’t he, because he’s cosied up to News Corp too.

    Boris Boris Boris, why the fcuk aren’t you leading the Tory’s?

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    Golly says:

    And to actually be resposible for calling the Leveson Inquiry in the first place based on a false accusation is quite amazing.

    The Guardian seem to have been doing their bit to scupper the deal too.

    They must have thought Christmas had come early when they found out about Milly Dowler just before the deal was about to go through.

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    annette curton says:

    Who is Jeremy C*nt, and should I care?.

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    Sir Aston Martin says:

    I can beat that! 7 years and counting. They are so easy to outwit it’s embarrassing – I’d prefer some sort of challenge. Like playing chess with a goldfish.

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    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Maybe she’s been snogging Hain and some of the Ronseal rubbed off.

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    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Hake to queen’s fishcake 6.

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    Can’t we increase his triglycerides?


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    Me and my sha says:

    Revenge? But in the cold light of day they prove nothing, it may just be an employee bugging up his worth or they may be the gospel truth.

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    Former Tory says:

    Is anyone else suffering from Murdoch fatigue?

    Just withdraw their British passports, follow Argentina’s example and confiscate all their assets and boot them out. Auction said assets to the highest bidder, the only bidders being proven UK taxpayers of good standing.

    Move on please. We have a country to fix.

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    Hugh Trevor-Roper says:

    I am now satisfied that these e-mails are authentic; that the history of their wanderings since 2010 is true; and that the standard accounts of NC’s writing habits, of its personality and, even, perhaps, of some public events, may in consequence have to be revised.

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    Hugh Trevor-Roper says:

    You’re right – it’s sheer Murdoch having to wade through all this lot.

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    Former Tory says:

    Forgot to ask, who is this Mr Hunt fellow? He appears in the video as a total lightweight.

    People like this Minister are part of the problem, not the solution.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    Stupid absolutely stupid. He’ll be holding P J parties at Chequers for them next.

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    Peltorhamphus Tenuis Gambit.

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    annette curton says:

    All expenses trips to Portugal are nice, especially at this time of the year, long may they continue.

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    Russell H. Brand, Almighty says:

    Erm, could I look even more consciously Christ-like in app**rance whilst I’m being a poseur?

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    DC says:

    Jem. Contrary to reports, I won’t be using you as a human shield. More of a human punch bag, which of course I will discard once the media have brutalised you into a bloody pulp.

    Chin up,


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    Anonymous says:

    Who’ll be left to put the boot into the British establishment then fuckwit? You just haven’t thought this through have you?

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    Win by default.

    Time limit of 10 minutes exceeded.

    Zero tolerance policy strictly upheld.

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    Anonymous says:

    “And to actually be resposible for calling the Leveson Inquiry in the first place based on a false accusation is quite amazing.”

    Eh, which false accusation?

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    Blood Lust says:

    Looks like the BBC, Ed Mili and the Guardian have moved on from Bahrain.

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    Former Tory says:

    Hiding behind your anonymity and your boorish comment in this instance it is clear you need others to do the work.

    Any cretin can sit on the sidelines. Why not roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. If you want a pointer contact Eddie Shah. He had some balls.

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    Voda Fone says:

    Mili Dowler’s phone messages were not deleted by the NotE. They simply timed out.

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    Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

    You did a fine job Tony and I and my boys are beneficiaries of it. Well done Tone. Boaz.

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    Former Tory says:

    Why not ask Lady Archer?

    She’s an expert with media shares.

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    A pragmatist says:

    Well done Chelsea.

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    Huhne Hoon Hunt and Brown says:

    So when Rebekah Brooks said there was worse to come out. What will it be and when?

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    Anonymous says:

    Some of you former Tories really are as thick as shit aren’t you? Who do you think will call in to account the drippy liberal left establishment of Blair and Cameron if the Murdochs are kicked out, the fucking BBC?

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    Redhead lover says:

    Does she have as much hair down below?

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    Ed Moribund says:

    People who Ed Miliband has called on to resign.

    David Cameron MP
    Nick Clegg MP
    William Hague MP
    George Osborne MP
    Kenneth Clarke QC MP
    Theresa May MP
    Philip Hammond MP
    Vincent Cable MP
    Iain Duncan Smith MP
    Edward Davey MP
    Andrew Lansley MP
    Michael Gove MP
    Eric Pickles MP
    Caroline Spelman MP
    Andrew Mitchell MP
    Cheryl Gillan MP
    Danny Alexander MP
    Baroness Warsi
    Francis Maude MP
    Oliver Letwin MP
    David Willetts MP
    & now
    Jeremy Hunt MP

    If I can just demand Justine Greening, Michael Moore & Owen Paterson
    resign , then I’ll have asked for the entire cabinet to go.

    I wonder if there’s some sort of prize for that?

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    A R says:

    Good point. The BBC and the Guardian can only benefit from the demise of Sky and the Times.

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    Former Tory and proud to have seen the light says:

    You die hard pompous arrogant out of touch chip on shoulder div II educated wannabes emulating Hopeless and Useless can easily switch on Russia Today now you have Freeview. You’ll learn more in 1 hr about the UK than from any other broadcaster.

    Why do you always expect others to do your dirty work? And foreign ones at that!

    Get off your backside and do some grafting and stop whinging.

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    grobdj says:

    You don’t see it do you? The Murdochs don’t give a fiddlers for the UK, they are just the Exchange and Mart for a set of global money-grubbers. Are you happy that these guys control a large portion of what your kids see on TV?

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    Well, well, well says:

    Then he cannot be such a bad judge of character! I finally have found something I agree with him about. They should all go.

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    Top Huhne says:

    You missed one out, David Miliband MP.

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    Ritz diner tonight says:

    So you don’t think Cameron and that wallpaper boy are not drippy liberals? I suppose ou see them as leaders of men. Hahahahaha

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    X Plora says:

    It’s like a jungle – take a compass

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    Anonymous says:

    Poor old mong features has got to start somewhere hasn’t he?

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    Jem says:

    DC. Don’t worry ’bout me, I’ve got aides.

    Fcuk up,


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    Anonymous says:

    “…..can easily switch on Russia Today now you have Freeview.”

    Yeah, no doubt like all the other millions are doing, you silly old fart.

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    Keep looking says:

    How much is this costing and for how much longer must the UK taxpayer fund this exercise?

    Seems like an expensive way to gather information for our Security Services from the wider Med area.

    I reckon the hunt will continue for a long while yet.

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    red october says:

    That’s the sort exploring I could really get into.

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    Anonymous Misogynist says:

    Well done indeed……BUT

    No Terry, no Ramires, no Mereiles, no Ivanovic for the final.

    That will be tough.

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    Anonymous says:

    Murdoch gave them Hunt–red herring– keep digging

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    Former Tory now voting UKIP says:

    Just keep paying your taxes good little serf. My pension will be funded by the likes of you and when it comes to your turn….they’ll be none left.

    Grow a pair. Get a job. Stop thinking and putting those thoughts on this forum as it pains those with any sense of integrity and common sense.

    In a nutshell you are prepared to tolerate the insufferable because they are a greater “threat” than the illiberal lefties. Wonderful integrity and it sums up all that is morally wrong with the UK today.

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    MB. says:

    Not much on the national news but there seems a much stronger case over Salmond’s relationship with Murdoch.

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    The bleeding obvious says:

    To allow Mr Cruddas to get involved in raising funds from selling dinner invitations with Dayve and Sam was also pretty stupid

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    The Greatest Show on Earth says:

    Dudes, James was just the warm up act. The main show starts in the morning.

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    Anonymous says:

    The BBC and Guardian would be jumping for joy if the Murdochs were kicked out, it’s what they want. Would you really like to see that, really really?

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    The bleeding obvious says:

    Yes they are thick. Most of the Country is too.

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    Anonymous says:

    Your kids have been getting subliminal Marxist dogma for years from the BBC? What’s the fucking difference? ‘kin twat

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    Tereeza May says:

    Did you know tomorrow was named after the Norse God Thor .

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    Anonymous says:

    Go to bed grandad, you obviously haven’t got a fucking clue how real politik works.

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    Home Office Mandarin says:

    Tomorrow’s Friday.

    Named after Friar Tuck.

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    Sir Alex Ericson hair drier manufacturer says:

    What the f***ing hell are HMRC playing at stopping our aggresive tax avoidance? I’m now going to have to pay £400K in tax for this film scam my f***ing accountants set up.

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    Prescott,Straw, Harman,Mandelson, Blears, and the rest says:

    yoo dun gr8 m8

    but wen wil wi get our shr?

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    Brown and out says:

    Cameron will resign as a result of the Murdoch relationship.

    It is slowly edging close and closer to him and he cannot escape.

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    larry the cat. says:

    Meow. What’s going on? Dave just kicked the door for no reason. The rats say this reminds them of the bad old days when mad Gordon staggered around the place.

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    Anonymous says:

    Nicky Campbell, ooh I’m scared.

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    Fuck off anonymong says:

    Shut your face, child. You’ve got school tomorrow.

    When you hit 18, you can talk with the real men.


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    Anonymous says:

    You put them in office, no one else does. You keep voting for the 3 main parties, time and time again. What must it take for you to learn NOT to vote for any of them?

    Yes you and you and you. It’s your votes that endorse their failed economic and European policies. IT IS REALLY ONLY YOU THAT PUTS THEM THERE FOR GOD SAKE! WON’T YOU EVER LEARN?

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    Anonymous says:


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    your sort not wanted here says:

    “real politik”

    only a Komrade would talk like that

    fuck off back to North Korea

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    smoggie says:

    To be fair to Kenny the Kapitalist, it was tax avoidance not evasion.

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    Cameron. No-one's going to miss him. says:

    I have a sneaky suspicion that Cameron’s blissfully unaware of everything that’s going on around him, so I doubt he’ll resign.

    He’ll do a Brown II and stay until the last possible moment – clinging on by his fingernails. “Och No! No! Number 10’s my birthright! I don’t care if the opposition won! I’m staying, Och! Damn you, England! I wish I could have concreted more o’ ye’.”

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    ed milyband says:

    i think wodewick shud wesign

  172. 172
    annette curton says:

    Total shambles.

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    So if Murdoch does’nt get all of Sky who will? Will the BBC be happy if it gets bought by China, Russia or Iran?

    Imagine no sexy Sarah Jane Mee on TV and we get Yvonne Ridley or that dozy sister of Cherie Bliar.

    The BBC would probably be happy if Iran bought Sky or some fuckwit from Qatar but the BBC is fucked, its in decline, it’s bloated and biased and it’s the BBC that needs to be gutted.

    Shame on the Tories for sticking two of the biggest wet wankers on the planet in charge (Patten and C u n t ) now the Tories are getting what they deserve off the BBC.

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    Meanwhile, Back At The Topic says:

    But the “Hunt” won’t.

  175. 175
    cop out says:

    Difficult terrain to follow, especially in this heat.
    Despite getting a fairway, progress was limited. Everybody handicapped.
    I think I will use the 5 wood tomorrow.

  176. 176
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Cameron will throw everyone under the bus to protect himself, but he’s only got himself to blame, the BBC, the Guardian and the Labour party have dug away at this for month if not years.

    The Guardian wants The Times to fold, that is one of its main competitors gone then. The BBC would like Sky News closed (it loses millions a year) leaving it with the only 24 hour UK news channel so it can pump left wing shite into our homes uncontested.

    The BBC also ensures it remains at the UK No1 broadcaster making it easier to justify the 4 billion pound freebie it milks off the poor every year.

    The Labour party then gets payback ensuring that the BBC, the Guardian and the Mirror (which would also gain if the Sun went down the pan) tow the Labour line, which to be honest they are happy to do.

    So quite why Murdoch is Tory bashing is beyond me, it was Murdoch fucking off Gordon Brown that set this whole thing in motion, the hacking story was a non story for the most part, no one gives a shit about celebs getting found out that they’re shagging some wag tart, most of them have had a nice pay off whilst the rest of us have just ended up paying out even more to put right the fuck ups of Nu Labour.

  177. 177
    Concerned Citizen says:

    Poor Milly Dowler and her parents WERE they key/catalyst to this entire sordid affair. Maybe, just maybe, that poor girls life wasn’t in vain if it brings the likes of the Satanic Zionist Murdoch and his progeny to public account.

    We can only hope and pray!

    God bless Milly.

  178. 178
    Another Engineer says:

    Cоunt аnоthеr оnе.

    I dоn’t аctuаlly hаvе а TV, аnywаy. Thеy аіn’t gеttіng іn thе dооr thоugh, nоr аm I nоt аnswеrіng thеіr stupіd sаlеs lеttеrs.

    I cоuld еvеn wаtch іPlаyеr (tоtаlly lеgаl аs lоng аs іt іsn’t lіvе), іf thеrе wаs аnythіng wоrth wаtchіng. Whіch thеrе іsn’t, nоrmаlly.

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    Milton Friedman says:

    I spoke the other day about the incompetence of politicians and Governments, all Governments. Here is a chart and explanation of why my Country the US has been in decline economically for 100 years and why, for that matter, emerging economies are in ascendance. The chart and explanation are obvious:


  180. 180
    Milton Friedman says:

    P.S. This information is free, you do not have to subscribe, as in fact, I do not, because I am dead.

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    one boring useless tedious oul bag says:

    quasi judicial quasi judicial quasi judicial and on and on and on and on and on

  182. 182
    Arthur Haynes (Comedian) says:

    Arthur thinks we ain’t heard nothing yet.

    ps Dermott says Clegg’s tennis is poor.

  183. 183
    Anonymous says:

    @your sort not wanted here

    You fucking ignorant wanker, North Korea would be proud to have a state funded broadcaster like the BBC. Extort money from the innocent plebs with menaces, to broadcast state propaganda right back at them. You really don’t have a fucking clue what you’re talking about do you, ignorant cuпt?

  184. 184
    Where Leveson daren't go says:

    Rupert – could you and jimbob tell me about a little 2 sided document you “accepted” at the close of the BSkyB AGM on 14th November 2003 – with particular reference to its ‘content’ about the “Business Warfare strategies” that you and your “henchmen” [Word stated by John Snow CH4 News Tuesday 23rd April 2012] were actively persuing; and in more specific terms of whether you were also actively following a course of ‘killing any oppostion’ to your control in the digital media world?

    Answer me Mr Murdoch …. were you made away at the relevant time and what if anything did you do about it?

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    The only funny thing that I have ever heard this tramp say

    People grow out of misuse they dont need locking up “innint”

    A raving nonce who needs a jwt washing with bleach

  186. 186
    sheepshaggar says:

    Murdoch (either) for PM

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    Pope Joan says:

    Christ, for obvious reasons, did not wear crosses. Nor is there any evidence that he wore a singlet, He is not depicted weasring a beard in many of the earliest images.

  188. 188
    The Coffee Table says:

    Yeah, Miliband is an idiot. It is Cameron who needs to go.

  189. 189
    The Coffee Table says:

    Maybe he doesn’t like his friends and colleagues being arrested.

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    Ironside says:

    But the accumulation of evidence (particularly email) should prove deadly……

  191. 191
    Tron says:

    10 man Chelsea beat The Best Team in the World Ever.
    Messi misses a penalty and Torres scores.

    If all that can happen then maybe Hunt can survive after all.

  192. 192
    Rupe says:

    G’nite all. The odd thing is that the Tory press are giving us a much harder ride than the socialist press.

  193. 193
    not a machine says:

    Not very often you can say a wet and cold Wednesday will be an unmissable daytime TV moment from 10am to 2pm .

    ITV london mayor shoot out , had some more intrigueing questions , would Ken really reduce fares by 25% in first 3 months ?? how would he do that , mmm oh yes of course borrow some . Totally baffled how come Jenny keeps popping up (aka Kens former deputy) Only one I havent had much of look at is UKIP .

    There are times when if you catch labour treasury questions , you may beleieve that an additional £150bn in borrowing was some sort of major broken pledge , or bad maths that is until you hear that goverment debt has topped £1 trn . I dont know what goverment debt was in 1997 when a golden set of books was handed to labour , no off balance sheet stuff every departments budget clean as a quatermasters whistle . I seem to recall it being about 36% of GDP . Now we have £1tn most of which is directly down to labour . To ask Ed balls “do you think the UK economy would have higher employment if you hadnt run up such impossible debts ??.”

    One bit I did catch was that IMF is the soundest investment , has its own gold reserves mmmmm always pays back , mmmm go on pays interest mmmmm
    Ah but is it inflation proof ??? and what are the terms ….. be nice to know when the £40bn taken out of the wheezing economy , will be comming back and at what interest rate , just so when pitchfork time comes , we can marry images of broken Britain 2 , with glossy international eurozone financier and commisioner and feel agreived .
    £9bn a year is being taken out of the economy to bring down the defecit , add the further £10bn (dont know how other £30bn was done ) being lent out , is a bit painfull .

    Moisur Hollande , cant say as I see him as president so far ….

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    Easy way to get blotto says:

    You could make a drinking game out of the number of times Brian Paddick says “I was a police officer for 30 years” in every mayoral debate.

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    Brian Paddick says:

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    Just checking says:

    Is that scrupulous or scrupl-less?

  197. 197
    Baa Ray Knee says:

    … and just look at the effin mess they left behind!

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    Blue blood says:

    No more than Chelski deserve really, especially after the disgraceful way they got shafted last year by that Scandinavian clown.

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    Newgate's Knocker(s) says:

    Perhaps she’s getting them out for the lads?

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    Pattenly Obvious really says:

    I say! Steady on old chap. Remember, if I say anything nasty about the BBC or the EU I’ll lose my huge unending tax-free pension from Brussels.

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    Gilb and Solly says:

    Tell that to the birds mate. You’re nicked.

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    Marmite says:

    Got it in one Daisy Cutter.

  204. 204
    M. Hollande says:

    I’ll check my appointments book.
    Hmm… How about never ? Is never good for you ?

  205. 205

    Since our host has raised the issue, I call upon him to name the killer blow in all this that is worse than all the following ministers who did not resign despite doing what we know they did:

    Tony Blair
    Gordon Brown
    Ed Balls
    Yvette Cooper
    The Lord Irvine of Lairg
    The Lord Falconer of Thoroton
    Margaret Beckett
    John Reid
    Peter Hain
    Jack Straw
    The Baroness Amos
    Geoff Hoon
    The Baron Williams of Mostyn
    Ivor Baron Richard
    Charles Clarke
    Ruth Kelly
    Nick Brown
    The Baron Cunningham of Felling
    Alan Johnson
    The Baron Browne of Ladyton
    The Baron Hutton of Furness
    Andrew Smith
    Alistair Darling
    David Miliband
    Frank Dobson
    Alan Milburn
    Patricia Hewitt (for fuck’s sake)
    Stephen Byers (taxis and Richard Dsmond buying Express)
    Peter Mandelson (Mark III)
    Clare Short (golden elephants notwithstanding)
    Hilary Benn
    The Baron Smith of Finsbury
    Gavin Strang
    The Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke (Nothing to do with Maxell guv)
    The Wee Douglas Alexander
    Ron Davies
    Alun Michael
    Paul Murphy
    The Baron Boateng
    Baron Clark of Windermere
    Ian McCartney
    Hilary Armstrong
    Jacqui Smith (one of the worst ever ministers)
    Hazel Blears
    Ed Miliband (who?)
    James Purnell (does not deserve to be here except did fake his photo)
    Shaun Woodward (should be hung)
    The Baroness Ashton of Upholland (unless not having a brain exempts)
    Andy Burnham
    John Denham
    The Baroness Scotland of Asthal (Should never have been allowed her title)
    Baron Malloch-Brown (Soros György)
    Caroline Flint
    Liam Byrne
    Dawn Primarolo
    The Immensely Odious Sadiq Khan
    John Healey
    Bob Ainsworth (almost armless)
    The Most Repugnant Ben Bradshaw

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    Anonymous says:

    So murdock seek influence from the people with influence at the time .
    Governments past , present & future may have to reflect the views of the electorate instead of individual donors
    ( a donation of favourable print )
    Fat chance of that though

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    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    I have not slept a wink last night because of what I heard had been going on between Hunt and Murdoch.

    I thought too that there had been full disclosure of all e mails but now i am not too sure.

    Murdoch senior to give evidence whilst Pmqs on.

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    Flatus Veteranus says:

    The logical conclusion is that it would save countless human lives if we were to kill all of the politicians.

  210. 210
    Anonymous says:

    Jeremy Hunt, the member for News International, said that he only had the interest of his constituent in mind

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    Mr Fat Twatson says:

    Thanks for not mentioning Gordon and Sarah’s sleepovers, your cheque is in the post.

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    bergen says:

    Murdoch is Tory bashing because it’s in his genes to hate the British political establishment- he inherited it from his dad ,Sir Keith, who made his name as a young war reporter and broke the story of the pointless slaughter of the Anzac troops at Gallipoli.

  213. 213

    A. Is Libertarianism flourishing in the valleys?

    B. Anything good on for lunch today?

  214. 214

    No vegetables were harmed in the making of this post.

  215. 215
    Dick the butcher says:

    The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers

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    Dan D. Lion & Murdoch (LLB) says:

    You’ve made a right Jeremy Hunt of yourself fatboy!

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I’d like to wish David and Jeremy good luck for today.

  218. 218
    Mr Fat Twatson says:

    No vegetables are used when I eat

  219. 219
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Oh i don’t know Hunt is looking a bit Queasy !

    Mornin mate
    Breaking news Jeremy Hunt is a right Jeremy Hunt

  220. 220
    The Old Todger says:

    I wouldn’t bet on that Cameron says that he has “full confidence ” in Jerry Hunt, now what is that code for, oh dear!

  221. 221
    Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

    WTF, Women fit the KLEENEX mode. No matter how much Social Science experiment the government try to force Women down they will revert to type. Sorry but natural forces at work here, and No matter what you think of Brand he is doing what MEN have done for years abusing the accepting fairer sex.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Watch out the labour hyenas Watson and Harman are on the loose.
    Harman has just been on BBC Breakfast. It now seems that anything any labour MP does is fine, but for anyone else not. She is calling for Hunt’s resignation without him being given the opportunity to give evidence to Leveson. I thought Harman was a barrister or something previous to sponging off the public. Maybe the law was different in her day.
    I am not defending Hunt, but he should be able to give his side.
    Labour the party of liars, racisists, hypocrites and tax liars.

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    The Old Todger says:

    What, fish sperm? what a name

  224. 224
    The Old Todger says:

    He would explode with that much

  225. 225
    Widescreen2010 says:

    That Huhne is a right Hunt.
    Or is it the other way around?

  226. 226
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    I would rather brief Mr Jay than Ms Harman to represent my interests thank you very much.

  227. 227
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Watson is a vegetable. A big fat rotten pumpkin.

  228. 228
    Well it's a thought says:

    Liebours new slogan, hypocrisy is us, along with 13 years wasn’t us or get your whitewash/lime render here.

  229. 229
    The Old Todger says:

    Cosa Nostra

  230. 230
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Could someone tell Watson to speak up. You can hardly hear him these days, which is not a bad thing.

  231. 231
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Fuck p e a.

  232. 232
    Desperate Dan says:

    I am worried about the suitability of Guardian journalist Nick Davies to be a journalist. Now that we judge people by their fathers, I wonder why Mr Davies has gone to such lengths to eradicate all references to his parents, his schooling or his private life from the public domain. Is Mr Davies Sr. a career criminal perhaps? Or has he acquired large sums of money by fraudulent means? Why does Mr Davies worry so much about what’s going on in London when he lives in opulent splendour in middle class Sussex? I suspect he might share the same hypocrisy gene as Billy Bragg.

  233. 233
    Harman: the dinosaur that will not die. says:

    “I thought Harman was a barrister or something”

    I thought you had to be mistaken, but if her Wikipedia entry is to be believed, after leaving private school she went to York Uni, got a BA (obviously not a first) in politics and went on to qualify as a lawyer. In Brent, where she worked for about 4 years.

    The lawyer bit surprises me, because people I know who have met her describe her as completely ignorant and mind-crushingly thick.

  234. 234
    The Old Todger says:

    No, Murdoch does not eat babies, he eats politicos, and then spits out the pips as they are no use to him

  235. 235
    Desperate Dan says:

    “Your comment is awaiting moderation”. What! Again? Have you thought of renaming this blog “The Pure at Heart – an outlet for obsequiousness.”

  236. 236
    The Old Todger says:

    NO, Murdoch is the law (or thinks he is)

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    Hugh Pugh, reporting from Fishguard says:

    A. We’re all libertines down here boyo.
    B. Lunch is Cawl, with extra leek and a side of laverbread.

  239. 239

    That is unhelpful on more counts than is expressed in words. I was talking about the valleys, not Little England.

  240. 240

    You may be right, sir.

    But you must remember those miscreants that I listed so carefully. It brought back floods of memories of dastardly deeds that they committed and the increase in BP that I suffered learning about it.

    Let’s be even-handed. If they all have to go, then good.

  241. 241

    Two years of Dave
    What have we got ? Still in recession , Economy flat lining , Record Fuel prices , A million more people on the dole , Not one fucking penny paid off the deficit , more immigrants still flooding in , interest rates still flat , still bailing out the EU a country full of terrorists we can’t get shut of , Record energy prices , and the most incompetent set of fuckwits running the country
    since the last lot of incompetent fuckwits

  242. 242

    The ONS just about to announce that the country has gone back into recession (not that it’s ever been out of it)
    So inlight of this really bad news what have our MP’s decided to debate today ?
    Teenage girls front bottoms ! Yes they are going to debate” sexing” a term for teenage girls uploading “Flapshots” to impress their friends Hardly a topic that would interest many of our political classes (maybe a few of the female ones)
    What i’d really like to know is
    Where can i view these works of art ?
    Purely for research purposes of course !

  243. 243
    anonymous-toff says:

    he has. believe me

  244. 244
    anonymous-toff says:

    he’s te former baseball player for the Mumbai Indians

  245. 245
    fucking blue says:

    and David Moyes

  246. 246
    anonymous-toff says:

    but that sarah jane Mee – I’d vote for her

    now your talking

  247. 247
    anonymous-toff says:

    jeremy hunt is a chunt

  248. 248
    anonymous-toff says:

    how old are you?

  249. 249
    your sort not wanted here says:


    You’re the ignorant kuпt komrade

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