April 25th, 2012

Murdoch Calls Brown “Unbalanced”

While Hunt waves/drowns in Parliament Murdoch has been shining some light on Brown. The key quote from when the Sun switched to supporting the Tories in in late 2009 Murdoch confirms that Brown called to say:

“Your company has declared war on my government and we have no alternative but to make war on your company. It never occurred to me that our lack of support for Brown would lead to obstacles in our plans for a takeover of BSkyB.”

A claim denied at the time…


241 Comments

  1. 1
    Lets get this right. says:

    It is worth watching.

    The Murdoch strikes back.

  2. 2
    Full quote says:

    “I dont think he was in a balanced state of mind” Murdoch on Brown

  3. 3
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    “Murdoch calls Brown unbalanced…”

    We knew that many years ago.

  4. 4
    Archie says:

    “And Gordon Brown’s doing nothing about it!”

  5. 5
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    Dial B for Bonkers.

  6. 6
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Gordon Brown. The git, sorry, gift, that keeps on giving.

  7. 7
    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    Oh my God tell us what we don’t know not the blatantly bleeding obvious

  8. 8
    Sizzla says:

    Aha, this explains Brown’s wild outburst on a rare showing in parliament. But can you go to war dressed in pyjamas whilst hosting cosy sleepovers?

    Brown just took it personally because The Sun pointed out he was a loser.

  9. 9
    Call me Dave - windy miller, trougher, europhile and closet socialist says:

    So what, everyone knew it. Everyone knows I’m a twat too.

  10. 10
    Gordon Brown says:

    “Unbalanced” Is Murdoch my psychiatrist?

  11. 11
    Brian Miliband says:

    So now we know it was Brown who used government to intimidate the press rather than Murdoch using the press to intimidate government.

  12. 12
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Enter the new Tom Watson to do Brown’s bidding in attacking Murdoch. Brown’s vengence!

  13. 13
    jgm2 says:

    Brown took everything personally. That was (one of) his problem. Unless you agreed with absolutely every imbecile notion that popped into his imbecile head you were a sworn enemy.

    The man is and remains an absolute menace.

  14. 14
    W.W. says:

    Was he ever?

    W.W.

  15. 15
    Leverson's Black Cat says:

    Is this what a Witch Hunt was like it the 1600’s? perhaps we could get a series of Ducking stools put MP’s, Police and reporters on them and whoever survives we can then burn.

  16. 16
    Brian Miliband says:

    Surely this is a case for Jonah. Tories on the ropes being pummeled left, right and centre until Brown hands them a gift like this. Jonah gives Murdoch something to fight back against. Classic…

  17. 17
    The public says:

    Ooooh look. Gordon Brown. A bogey-man.

    Don’t look at Hunt dying on his feet

  18. 18
    you bet! says:

    I think we now have definitive confirmation that Brown was indeed bonkers.

  19. 19
    Well? says:

    Was this *war* Labour government policy and did Ed Miliband know about this *War* ?

  20. 20
    jgm2 says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk/

    No mention of the Maximum Imbecile declaring war on Murdoch from the BBC. They do find time to mention Fatcher though.

  21. 21
    misterned says:

    These lot are behaving like a menage a trois after they all discover they have herpes.

    It was him, no it was him….

    The government of both main parties have been whoring themselves to Murdoch for decades.

    Labour cannot play the “holier than thou” innocent here, because they are equally as screwed by the sleaze. At least Cameron has admitted it and put in place the inquiry to investigate it.

    I hope now that Leveson actually looks at the mass of corrupt sleaze that happened at the time that the hacking was taking place in a labour supporting paper when labour were in power and whoring themselves to Murdoch!

  22. 22
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Labour should worry, it will all come back to bite them.

  23. 23
    Desperate Dan says:

    Murdoch is questioned on slumber party, Brown’s declaration war on the Murdochs, letter from Brown to Brookes thanking her for way his son’s illness was covered, Blair and Iraq war etc. etc. etc. The juicy bits. The only bit of Leveson worth watching so far. And what does the BBC do? It concentrates 100% on Watson and Bryant making ridiculous, offensive allegations against Hunt. What sort of ignoble news values have the BBC scum signed up to?

  24. 24
    AC1 says:

    Thing is they whore themselves before the BBC far more.

    If Dave was a conservative First thing should have been to de-extort the license fee. If the output is so good, you’ll have no problem finding subscribers.

  25. 25
    I don't need no doctor says:

    No way, but Miliband is dead in the head.

  26. 26
    Fish says:

    And with that you have the motive for Watson’s antagonism. Watson one of Brown’s axis of evil.

  27. 27
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Hunt will still be in office in a years time. Not his fault that these emails were sent out.

  28. 28
  29. 29
    Anon. says:

    Don’t forget, he went on the BBC (Peston was there too, IIRC) as well as stood up in Parliament and accused The Sun of phone hacking in order to obtain his son’s medical records, when he knew this was a lie. And Murdoch himself has just said that the information was entirely legally obtained.

    ‘Your company has declared war on this Government’ – no Gordon, you declared war on the Murdochs because you knew you were doomed, and Watson and Co. have led the charge for revenge.

  30. 30
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    McMental was never in a balanced state of mind. However the Labour party decided that he was fit to be PM. Says it all really.

  31. 31
    Backwoodsman says:

    Wouldn’t think that outside of the minescule graun readership, the public gives a flying fuck. Probably a safe bet that all Murdochs calls in are recorded though !!

  32. 32
    green gilbert says:

    In the public eye, but that didn’t stop the bogeyman.

  33. 33
    misterned says:

    The BBC are too busy wanking into their champagne glasses because we are in recession, to notice that actually, Murdoch claimed labour were lead by a lunatic.

    With the Hunt allegations yesterday and recession today, they think its Christmas, Duvali, Ramadan and the second coming, all come at once

  34. 34

    What a delightful mental picture you paint!

    Leveson has got to release all Motorman now.

    Nothing less will do.

  35. 35
    Pop Psychologist says:

    Being in office is not the be all and end all. He is taking a beating to his self-esteem which I do not think he will ever recover from as a person for many years

  36. 36
    misterned says:

    The BBC are too busy having a wank over the recession to notice real news.

  37. 37
    Steve Miliband says:

    Everything comes back to Gordon.

  38. 38
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Actually the lunatic did far more taking than giving, usually from peoples pensions. However he did gift our gold to save Goldman Sachs, so the bankers owe the thief a lot.

  39. 39
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Brown unbalanced as some of Al beeb’s coverage.,,

  40. 40
    The BBC says:

    It was a good day to bury bad news.

  41. 41
    That much is clear says:

    Watson is Browns Wormtounge, he scurries back and forth over the Forth Bridge to receive his instructions on a regular basis. It is clear that brown is the instigator of this War against NI , though Watson is the Frontman. That much is clear.

  42. 42
    Fish says:

    And did i hear Brillo mention that the BBC was part of the Anti Murdoch ‘Coalition’ objecting to the NI take over of Sky.

    BBC – Activists, not an honest public service braodcaster

  43. 43
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    A week is a long time in politics. This will all blow over.

  44. 44
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Fatcha, Major sleaze Tories…Cameron Sleaze. Bingo!

    What about the financial engineering of Mandleson, Blunkett, Jowell, Hoon, Straw et al? Always helps having myopic cheer leaders at Al beeb.

  45. 45
    The Old Todger says:

    misterned , Murdoch follows the power he only backs those in power so that he can get what he wants, he has backed Liebore and the Cons whenever it has suited him, each time time of a general election he finds out which party is likely to win then backs them, more wavey than Davey

  46. 46
    unidexter says:

    It doesn’t need a trick cyclist to see that you’re unbalanced duckie.

  47. 47
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    The Government’s books didn’t balance, our immigration policy was out of balance, I was unbalanced.

    But I was always able to balance my Balls in the palm of my hand.

  48. 48
    Raving Loon says:

    Notice that Brown says “my government”. It’s not your Government Gordo, and it never was because no-one voted for you. It’s our governmnet, as in we the people who out of unimaginable kindness and understanding did not kick off a revolution the moment you were installed as dictator. We allowed you to stay in power for a couple of years, and suffered the concequences for our collective stupidity.

  49. 49
    Loungelizard says:

    BBC headline…. Murdoch Denies Thatcher Influence…well f… me sideways it must have all been a bad dream.

  50. 50
    The Old Todger says:

    What do you think the odds are that Gideon will reverse bit of tax law, not very likely

  51. 51
    Rinka Scott says:

    I hope they bite Mr and Mrs Dromey and Mr and Mrs Balls to name but two.

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    That makes good business sense if you think about old man.

  53. 53
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Indeed everyone did know Brown was incompetent, poisonous and deranged.

    The difference was the Labour party were prepared to lie, insult and fabricate an entirely ficticious character in the madmans defence and worse still, imagine their behaviour was entirely acceptable. Cameron on the other hand, is just an opportunistic kvnt and everyone admits it.

    See the difference yet?

  54. 54
    Raving Loon says:

    The Labour party showed what they think of us by allowing McFruitcake to be PM. They could have picked anyone, even Balls, but they chose him. That’s a deliberate choice and it speaks volumes.

  55. 55
    Anonymous says:

    They didn’t and they won’t.

  56. 56
    M says:

    Murdoch been play the left & right of polotics , off against each other for years and has turned a pretty penny doing so.
    And doing so today .

  57. 57
    BBC goodthink says:

    Christmas is now The Winter Festival, thank you.

    Referring to nasty Christian celebrations might be construed as helping to underpin the indigenous culture of this country.

    We can’t have that.

  58. 58
    The Old Todger says:

    Gordon was supposed have been on meds wasn’t he, some meds have some some strange side effects

  59. 59
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Hmmm, sounds a little cruel, but in hindsight, fair.

  60. 60
    Sandra in accounts says:

    All this tittle tattle about posh boy Hunt.

    We need the fiscal lunatic Brown on the stand at Leveson.

    It must be blindingly obvious to even the most tribal Labour fuckwit that New Labour craved & courted Murdoch?

    Get McMental up to explain himself – we need to know.

  61. 61
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Reduce the license fee. Cut the BBC. Have a judicial inquiry into left wing bias at the BBC.

  62. 62
  63. 63
    Lord Archer & The BBC Chamber of Secrets says:

    Are you sure about that?

  64. 64
    Q says:

    If Millibar didn’t then Balls did as he was a section of the Brown human centipede (the back end)

  65. 65
  66. 66
    Andy Marr says:

    I agree, reluctantly.

  67. 67
    Well it's a thought says:

    If Murdoch thought that Brown was unbalanced, why didn’t he tell the public via his media outlets, oh I forgot he was keeping quiet because he wanted BSkyB, so I take it us trash only hear what these slimes want to tell us, nice to know when you want to buy a newspaper or watch a tv channel. .

  68. 68
    Whitestones says:

    Broon unbalanced? Who would have credited it?

  69. 69
    Desperate Dan says:

    The BBC website is only featuring Murdoch’s answers on Thatcher and Cameron. Nothing at all on Brown and Blair.

  70. 70
    misterned says:

    And it makes good sense for murdoch to do just that. Do we blame the wasp for its sting? No a wasp is a wasp, just as a newspaper proprietor is a newspaper proprietor.

    We are entitled to expect more from our elected representitives, than to allow themselves to be compromised by whoring themselves out to the media owners. They should have been acting in our interests, not in Murdoch’s or the EU’s or anyone else’s!

  71. 71
    Desperate Dan says:

    Where have you been? The whole country knew Brown was unbalanced. We didn’t need Murdoch to tell us. I’ve read it. I’ve heard. I’ve seen it.

  72. 72
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Dromey sounds very posh, did he go to a public school? There is no mention of his education on his wiki profile.

  73. 73
    Thanks AC1 says:

    Perfect wording about AlJaBeeba – in a ‘nutshell’ so to speak.

    Now, will Dismal Dave Do Diddley-Squit?

    Doubt it.

  74. 74
    Murdoch accuses Brown of Being Unbalanced Shocker says:

    Well, if you worked at the BBC you wouldn’t go with the real news that Murdoch accused Brown of being unbalanced would you?

  75. 75
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Don’t worry, they’ll do their usual cover-up job.

  76. 76
    jgm2 says:

    It’s utterly incredible isn’t it? It’s like being on CiF.

    A period of Tory government under Fatcha who was wicked and evil and cosying up to Murdoch. Followed by a 13 year hole in memory, time, space and the nation’s finances. Which brings us up to the present day.

  77. 77
    Death Star: From the desk of the Cococococochairman says:

    What did we talk about at the meeting? Word of the day is “bandwagon”. That’s

    Bandwagon

    You are to use it in every reply. Let’s keep our shape here.

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    To be fair Peston mentions it, but it’s in a side bar

  79. 79
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Dave can’t do that, the BBC are cheerleaders for his phoney religion and huge money making scam, AGW. If the BBC went impartial and started telling the truth, the entire LabLibCon would be sunk by their own lies in support of the vast AGW / Climate Change fraud.

  80. 80
    Grouniad McMental, speaking his p.a.dd.e.d room says:

    I’m on a Compulsory Order to stay here.

  81. 81
    Elizabeth von Battenberg says:

    No it fucking well isn’t

  82. 82
    jgm2 says:

    72% of the voters knew he was unhinged as well. And the other 28% probably knew too but would rather vote for a Labour lunatic than a T*ry.

  83. 83
    Variable This Is Knife says:

    oi leave McMental alone
    if only he were in charge we wouldn’t be in recession
    we would have given the rest of the gold to the squareheads and sold our children into Chinese slavery to enjoy a boom in helpful government regularion and equality

  84. 84
    Standard BBC response to accusations of burying news says:

    See. We did mention it. Across the range of our output.

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    “Murdoch calls Brown unbalanced”

    So different from the Murdoch press.

  86. 86
    Desperate Dan says:

    The BBC are huddled in a meeting (lavish no expense spared working lunch) trying to work out if there’s a way to blame the Tories for Brown being “unbalanced” and saying he was going to wage war on the Murdochs.

  87. 87
    AC1 says:

    More worrying is that the government has enough power to make itself worth lobbying for favours.

  88. 88
    Desperate Dan says:

    What’s it got to do with Peston? Surely he should be running round like a headless chicken telling everyone that there’s no money left and we’re all going to die.

  89. 89
    jgm2 says:

    Dead easy. It ‘proves’ that Murdoch has always been a T*ry supporter. Murdoch’s support for Blair and the Imbecile prior to 1997 and right up until 2008 (was it?) is being air-brushed from history.

    Winston Smith would understand.

  90. 90
    AC1 says:

    Memory hole. It’s a pity George Orwell never worked for the BBC, he’d have got ideas for a good book about an organisation that censors the past.

  91. 91
    jgm2 says:

    That’s for the 9 o’clock news.

  92. 92
    Slipper says:

    Watson looks like a fat James Murdoch.

  93. 93
    misterned says:

    And Blair and Campbell. Not that you will get a word of truth out of any of them.

  94. 94
    Anon. says:

    We sure did. He deregulated the banks, and then he (although of course I mean we) bailed them out. And we will suffer the consequences for centuries.

  95. 95
    Double Dip says:

    Labour complains that we would have evaded this double dip, had public sector spending increased at an even faster rate.

    Of course, that they took it from 35% to 53% of GDP in 12 years is completely lost on them. I guess no state spending figure is high enough for socialists.

  96. 96
    AC1 says:

    It’s a terrible travesty of THE STATE NOT MURDOCH that he had to hide the truth because it would hurt his business.

  97. 97
    Pop Psychologist says:

    By the end of the session he seemed to have recovered his equilibrium, but i don’t suppose Jeremy Hunt will be able to sleep well for weeks.

  98. 98

    Labour don’t seem to remember anything that happened before the 11th May 2010.

    Either they are all hypocritical, unprincipled, opportunistic, low and duplicitous people or the entire party and all its MPs stood in a giant circle whilst Ed Miliband operated the mind wipe pen from Men in Black.

  99. 99
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Peston was there when Brown lied on camera to the BBC about The Sun phone hacking to get his son’s medical records.

  100. 100
    Fish says:

    Something needs to be done about this blatant bias. Biased Norman Smith talks of Murdoch had too much access and influence right up th the Prime Minister and that people will want to know what happened at ‘that’ dinner. No mention by Smith of slumber parties.

    Nothing in all of this about the access other media organisations had to Governements – and Daker’s friendship with Brown.

    Interesting that NI have spent £40m investigating their wrong-doing and controversially passing their findings to the police. Mirror group have refused to investigate their own wrong doing – hypocritical left wingers.

  101. 101
    Slipper says:

    Unbalanced? you had to play computer games in your bedroom for a year to prepare yourself for the massacre. Please stay away from islands (especially the UK) and Norway.

  102. 102
    AC1 says:

    He certainly didn’t deregulate the banks. He tripled the regulation. FSA, BOE etc. Bank regulation is a 3 foot high pile of paper.
    He did however deregulate the way credit worked, so that it became a commons. Which directly led to AIG London creating CDS then going bust and popping the whole credit bubble with it.

  103. 103
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Dan, the BBC TV Centre has come to a halt today whilst all of its employees sit in front of News 24 and watch Rupert Murdoch squirm. It’s their revenge, dontcha know?

  104. 104
    misterned says:

    Sorry, it must be my age, for I remember a time before new labour when thought and opinion was free and entirely lawful and you would not be imprisoned for expressing an opinion.

  105. 105
    jgm2 says:

    +1.

    This statement goes to the very heart of a free press.

    Murdoch is alleging that the Brown government declared war on his business because it would no longer support the Imbecile.

    And, from the BBC?

    Nothing.

    The same BBC that got arse-raped by Campbell and Blair when they (the BBC) dared top blow the whistle on the crazed, war-mongering lunatics.

  106. 106
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    But misterned, they are acting in our best interests.

    They are determined to save us from the awful killer gas CO2, no matter what the cost ( to us ).
    They are determined to flood our cash around the world via the DfID, why those nice chaps in P@kistan just spent £650,000,000 on nuclear missiles from Russia, thanks to our aid money.
    And determined to keep us in the cosy confines of the EU mafia, again at no matter what the cost ( to us ).

    If you add in their desire to tax, spend, control and snoop into every aspect of our lives, it is little wonder, that we love and respect them so.

  107. 107
    AC1 says:

    Neither it seems do their broadcasting arm.

  108. 108
    Dave "Windy Miller Eco-Loon & Rustbucket" Camermong says:

    Nonsense, how about building some more of those wizard windfarms and installing more of those spiffing solar panels.

    What! What! Toodle Pip.

  109. 109
    Sack Cameron - Elect A Tory says:

    I rather enjoy all the crap the BBC throw at Vichy Dave. If the Torys are too gutless to sort out Auntie, they deserve everything they get.

  110. 110
    jgm2 says:

    +1.

    This statement goes to the very heart of a free press.

    Murdoch is alleging that the Brown government declared war on his business because it would no longer support the Imbecile.

    And, from the BBC?

    Nothing.

    The same BBC that got ar*se-ra*ped by Campbell and Blair when they (the BBC) dared to blow the whistle on the crazed, war-mon*gering lunatics.

  111. 111
    A Labour Opportunist says:

    Goverment cuts the world wide web by a third?

  112. 112
    AC1 says:

    Google malignant narcissism

  113. 113
    Anonymous says:

    Not only unhinged, but still a nasty piece of work.

  114. 114
    I don't need no doctor says:

    If Brown is unbalanced then what about Miliband, Balls, Harman, Cooper, Hain et al.

  115. 115
    Ken Livingstone's £260 shoes says:

    Gordon makes Miliband look relatively sane by comparison

  116. 116
    jgm2 says:

    Leveson seems to be getting his mind wiped every five minutes too.

  117. 117
    Haribo Halfwit says:

    ‘Everybody’ did not know, indeed many still account the allegation indecent and insulting.

    The first many people on the wrong side of the velvet rope from parliamentary insiders heard about it was from Guido’s tittle-tattle about MonoAmine Oxidase Inhibitors and Gordon’s very particular dietary requirements.

    The best defence that Labour’s last intake have for their collusion in supporting this man is ignorance, which is (regrettably) all too plausible.

  118. 118
    misterned says:

    Spot on! When people claim deregulation was the problem, and we did not have enough of it… I tell them, global finance is a potentially very dangerous thing. Recessions, depressions and vast destructive paths of lethal poverty can flow from it. This being so it is important that it be regulated properly. The quantity of regulation is largely immaterial, but it is the appropriateness of the regulation that matters. Does it allow the banks to make and move capital and does it protect the public from fuck-ups?

    I liken it to a circus ring with a tiger show. There is a cage to protect the audience from the tigers doing what they are naturally prone to do. You only need one cage, but make sure it works and there are no gaps for the tigers to fit through.

    Labour’s regulation of banking was the equivalent of having 4 levels of cage so that the audience could hardly see the act and so the act was mostly pointless, but they left all the bloody doors open so that the tigers could get to eat the audience!

    Labour never understood global finance and never understood regulatory effects upon global finance.

  119. 119
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Chris Bryant has taken labour spitefulness to a new level. What is it with this odious little man?

  120. 120
    Cameron's Vichy Conservatives says:

    The AGW religion must be in a spot of bother if even the prophet, James “the-sky-is-falling” Lovelock is starting to question Holy Writ.

    http://thegwpf.org/science-news/5537-james-lovelock-i-was-alarmist-about-climate-change.html

  121. 121
    AC1 says:

    Article titled “Beware of the leopard”?

  122. 122
    jgm2 says:

    Brown makes Jeffrey Dahmer app*ear sane.

  123. 123

    The best bit will when the Murdochs get Watson
    I hear the sounds of knives being sharpened

  124. 124
    Anonymous says:

    I agree but it was a strategic error on Daves’s part to not make neutering the BBC his first priority on entering office. Serves him right for thinking he’d hold that tiger by the tail.

  125. 125
    WVM says:

    It’s known in scientific circles as an MSSMAW.
    “Main Stream Socialist Media Autoerotic Wankfest”

  126. 126
  127. 127
    jgm2 says:

    The treatment of the BBC over the Gi*ll*igan/K*el*ly affair and the manufactured case for war in Iraq should have given everybody the heads-up on that.

  128. 128
    Anonymous says:

    Probably something to do with skidmarks on his Y-fronts.

  129. 129
    misterned says:

    for those who missed your /sarc tag, AC1:

    1984 author George Orwell was called Eric Blair when he worked for the BBC and that is where most of his ideas came from.

  130. 130
    WVM says:

    Well if 35% public sector spending is good and 53% public sector spending is better, then obviously 100% must be best!

  131. 131
    Desperate Dan says:

    The behaviour of Labour MPs in the House of Commons gives a flavour of what No. 10/11 must have been like under Brown. It must have been a living hell. They recreate Bedlam on their side of the House at PMQs every week. The whole lot of them are unbalanced.

  132. 132
    mong says:

    xxx

  133. 133
    AC1 says:

    Wrong. Increases in credit volume appear like economic growth and can hide the effects of transfer taxation (sales, employment, CGT). Brown needed that growth in debt to hide his neo-endogenous potemkin economy.

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  135. 135
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Give the BBC enough rope… ;-)

  136. 136
    Alex Salmond's potempkin renewable economy says:

    I agree.

  137. 137
    tom watson says:

    I have nothing to hide other than my own guilt (and gut)

  138. 138
    AC1 says:

    You incorrect attribute brown’s plan to incompetence.

    Íncréásés ín crédít volumé áppéár líké économíc growth ánd cán hídé thé éffécts of tránsfér táxátíon (sálés, émploymént, CGT). Brown néédéd thát growth ín débt to hídé hís néo-éndogénous potémkín économy.

  139. 139
    misterned says:

    There defence will be, we are of the left and so we are innocent! Any notion of wrongdoing on their own part simply does not compute at all.

  140. 140
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Do you mind, I’m eating a chocolate hobnob.

  141. 141
    Desperate Dan says:

    Rupert Murdoch’s not squirming. Why should he? The bearded wonder making the unsubstantiated insinuations is Murdoch’s inferior in every way.

  142. 142
    AC1 says:

    CO2 directly leads to plant obesity!

  143. 143
    misterned says:

    And the recession news was just the fluffer they needed to get the party started.

    I’ll bet that there are empty champagne bottles littering the corridors of the BBC in the morning.

  144. 144
    A ginger says:

    Is Guido Fawkes anti-ginger?

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    nellnewman says:

    I seem to remember when Gilligan wrote his revealing book about gordon’s very weird behaviour and suggested that not only did the evidence show he was a bully but also unbalanced , the media and labour en masse came out and said what a wonderful, clever caring guy gordon was.

    One by one since gordon’s demise, and murdoch only the latest in line, have come out and told the truth about this deeply flawed and scary man who should never have been let past the front door of no.10 let alone put in charge of it.

    Who will be next I wonder – perhaps even sarah will one day tell the truth.

  147. 147
    Desperate Dan says:

    In the early days, before Blair was elected, it was Mandelson who used to ring the BBC to tell them what to broadcast.

  148. 148
    Nursey says:

    Dirty boy!

  149. 149
    Anonymous says:

    If we thought Ted Heath could sulk, just watch this Brown creature go at it over the years.

  150. 150

    The best way for any cabinet minister to keep his job is for Ed Miliband to demand his resignation.

  151. 151
    jgm2 says:

    Sarah and her kids are safe as long as they don’t express any opinion of their own.

    It’s only when you question what the fuck is going on – no matter how trivial your query – that you become a traitor and an enemy.

  152. 152
    Danny Alexander says:

    WACIST!!!!!!!!

  153. 153
    Desperate Dan says:

    Why did Balls, Miliband, Harman etc. allow the country to be run by a lunatic?

  154. 154
    Grouniad McMental, speaking from his 'soft comfy' (geddit?) room says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation

  155. 155
    I don't need no doctor says:

    The trouble with labour is that they are liars, which makes them believe everyone else is a liar.

  156. 156
    Charles Kennedy says:

    It’s a Lipdum thing.

    hic!

  157. 157
    tom watson says:

    Or marry Ed
    What a bunch of nacy boys
    Have you seen that “Hunt” character in his scarrf and eyeliner????

  158. 158
    jgm2 says:

    Huh. There you go. I thought it was Campbell.

  159. 159
    Thomas from Tonna says:

    A country gets the Government it deserves.

    Can I see the guest list for Mr and Mrs Brookes’ wedding please.

  160. 160
    Loungelizard says:

    They were terrified of him and had their own dishonest agenda.

  161. 161
    I don't need no doctor says:

    It makes me wonder how much Brown has cost each and everyone of us, and I don’t just mean in monetary terms. Thirteen years of, what in reallity, has been going backwards. Now it beggars belief that labour blame the coalition. Labour have sunk so low that they show no respect for their founding principals.

  162. 162
    tom watson says:

    Voted for by soap dodgers, dole scroungers and morons
    Works for me (and my close relatives)

  163. 163
    The LibLabCon Trick says:

    They’re all fucking liars.

  164. 164
    jgm2 says:

    They get paid the same no matter who runs it. They don’t give a fuck. Right now all they’re missing is their ministerial ca*rs.

    Doing a good job? Being honest? Being responsible?

    Not even a secondary concern to the wicked and malicious c*unts.

  165. 165
    I don't need no doctor says:

    You are so unbalanced.

  166. 166
    jgm2 says:

    And Grace Murdoch’s christening.

  167. 167
    Leveson says:

    I want to see all of mr Camerons holiday snaps for the last six years.

  168. 168
    Bluebottle says:

    Watch out for Ennery’s Hammer.

  169. 169
    TV hardman ross kamp says:

    I only ever took it Charlie never gave it to her
    that womman has balls and thats just how i like it

  170. 170
    The Angel of Dearth says:

    I’m waiting for Cameron/Osborne to declare their faith in Anthropological Global Cooling, the cause of the wettest drought since records began.

    Wait for them to introduce a 40% AGC tax on ‘climate-wrecking’ loft insulation.

  171. 171
    ToonBob... says:

    Murdoch, the friend that keeps giving ?

  172. 172
    Golly says says:

    He is a very kind man that Mr Murdoch

  173. 173
    Tony Eden from Eton says:

    Not like his son then.

  174. 174
    Lord Kinnock of Wind-Baggery! says:

    Unbalanced doesn’t mean Gordon was insane, more likely that he allowed emotion and anger to affect his decisions. To a calm calculating individual such as Murdoch, Brown would be viewed as irrational and unreliable. I wouldn’t trust the average politician to run a sweet shop never mind the nation…

  175. 175
    Tony Santorini says:

    For christ’s sake get the old codger talking about Gordon Brown again.

  176. 176
    A Bloke Of A Certain Age says:

    Love how Murdoch is putting the Lawyer of his stride by pausing when speaking and giving the impression that he has completed his response before starting up again as soon as The Lawyer goes to speak. LOL
    Btw have to laugh at those fools who criticise Russell Brand for not giving enough respect to that commons committee yesterday.
    Well I ask them this, how much respect do you think should be given to any committee chaired by Keith Vaz eh ?

  177. 177
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Donald Trump hates wind farms. Donald Trump hates Alex Salmond.

  178. 178
    Loungelizard says:

    My Grandfather had a dog called Murdoch. It was a nasty piece of work, always attacking the other dogs and causing trouble. When Murdoch got old the other dogs turned on him and killed him.

  179. 179
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Vaz. A truly pompous arsehole.

  180. 180
    Bonkers says:

    … Brown called to say

    “…… It never occurred to me that our lack of support for Brown would lead to obstacles in our plans for a takeover of BSkyB.”

    Did he really?

  181. 181
    I don't need no doctor says:

    You’ve cured my insomnia, thanks mate.

  182. 182
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    ….and he knew that he loved Big Brother eh onanymist?

  183. 183
    Loungelizard says:

    Looks like Ole Donald’s got it about right. One thing, you could never accuse Alex of being a chinless wonder.

  184. 184
    misterned says:

    That is true and I largely believe that the reason that Cameron does nothing about the BBC is because he agrees with their leftist political agenda.

  185. 185
    I don't need no doctor says:

    It’s a good job Gordon Brown wasn’t a tightrope walker.

  186. 186
    Lord Snooty says:

    OK, Got it.

    Now we know why the UK population have such a low opinion of Gordon Brown.

    Murdoch trussed him up and stitched him up.

    Used him as an example of what happens when you cross the Family.

  187. 187
    Mel Gibson says:

    murdoch hates the English too!

  188. 188
    Rob. Roy says:

    Top man!

  189. 189
    A Dimbleby says:

    (screams,in ecstasy) Finchley’s gone Labour! (wets himself)

  190. 190
    Lord Stansted says:

    Hear! Hear!

  191. 191
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Well well well a lot of BBC hate on here today, have people finally woken up to the activities of these drug taking mongs?

    The BBC have never hidden their desire to see Sky closed or broken up so they can maintain their cushy £150 a year tax.

    As Murdoch just said, the politicians might hate the BBC but they give them what they want, they know the REAL power isn’t with Murdoch but the BBC, you piss them off and you’re toast as any Tory knows.

  192. 192
    SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

    HSBC to cut another 2000 jobs

  193. 193
    Little of substance says:

    But remember in the early years everyone in the City said that Brown was absolutely wonderful

  194. 194
    Anonymous says:

    I didn’t know Murdoch had a degree in psychiatry.

    He clearly has a PHD in revenge after Browns parting shots in Parliament about what News Corp / Murdoch asked of him re trhe BBC.

    I’m inclined to believe Brown after the recent Panorama exposing News Corps sabotaging of competitors smart cards.

    An organisation that will seemingly criminally put UK competitors out of business so that their own business can monopolise the market and extort extreme amounts of money from British consumers for their product should never be allowed to fully buy Sky.

  195. 195
    misterned says:

    I know that when Blair was PM he would avoid trouble by setting up whitewashed inquiries to exonerate his own government.

    When Cameron said he would be the heir to Blair, I never imagined that Cameron would go so far as to set up an inquiry to exonerate Blair’s government aswell.

    This time from all the corruption and hacking which took place on Blair’s watch.

    I think that is taking the whole heir to Blair thing much too far.

  196. 196
    Posh kids are killing music... says:

    Boris “BoJo” Johnson is a prick

  197. 197
    Boris for PM. says:

    Just goes to show that the Aussies are a nation of criminals. Just kidding, it’s only the Murdochs.

  198. 198
    Desperate Dan says:

    He’s got new public school teeth that don’t quite fit and make him hissss. I think he must have gone to the same quack dentist as Gordon Brown.

  199. 199
    jgm2 says:

    It’s kind of difficult with Salmond to decide where his chin stops and his chest begins though.

  200. 200
    misterned says:

    I think you misunderstand me, AC1

    I know Brown wilfully pumped up the creation of credit, and knew full well what he was doing so that he could take the credit for the resulting boom and hide the tax increases. I have posted many times over the last 10 years when he claimed to be prudent, that all Brown did was unleash the banks to lend lend lend, and then overtax and waste the proceeds. That was not incompetence on his part, that was wilful destruction on Brown’s part.

    If he did not know that this expansionist policy was unsustainable, THEN he was utterly incompetent as well. If he did know, then he was evil.

    What was incompetence was how the rest of the labour party were utterly clueless about it!

  201. 201
    jgm2 says:

    The bedwetters will be pleased. I didn’t think you could fire enough bankers to please the likes of Ken Livingstone and Polly Tuscany.

  202. 202
    Anonymous says:

    Spot on Lord Snooty. I think the emails yesterday were Murdoch saying ‘heel boy’ to Camoron.

    Murdoch backs morons who’ll give him more income a la control of Sky. Why do you think he bankrolls Sarah Palin to the tune of millions of dollars.

  203. 203
    jgm2 says:

    Because if you didn’t he would wage war on your company.

  204. 204
    misterned says:

    Their* defence will be…

    oops.

  205. 205
    Lord Batford says:

    How right you are. Should have been number one priority after the election. The BBC is far more influential than the Murdoch press and has total left wing bias. Their news agenda is lifted straight from the Guardian so they could greatly reduce their own news staff, generating massive savings which in turn could reduce the licence fee.
    However, if the Tories had any sense or guts they would abolish the licence fee and let the Beeb stand or fall by its ability to sell its product through pay to view subsciptions.

  206. 206
    Eddie says:

    So when a Prime Minister threatens to destroy somebodies company, simply because the company does not agree with the Prime Ministers party, is that not Misconduct in public office – an offence that comes with a maximum sentence of Life Imprisonment?

    Is it time for the former PM to face some charges?

    At the very least he has brought his former position of PM into disrepute, I hope somebody stands up and asks some questions on the matter in Parliament.

    At the very least it may force Gordon Brown to attend Parliament to give an apology to the House.

  207. 207
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    Yes, like appointing Ed Balls for example

  208. 208
    Baron Hogwash says:

    This is not news, we all knew Gordy was bonkers!!!

  209. 209
    misterned says:

    And because Brown saw to it that they could leverage other people’s money dirt cheap and then sell the debt to someone else and use the labyrinthine complexity of Brown’s tax system to pay no tax.

  210. 210
    misterned says:

    Indeed, Thatcher’s greatest failing was not breaking up and privatising the BBC.

  211. 211
    SIR EVERARD PENIS QC says:

    Ring ring ring ring :

    Hi Rupert Dave here , Just wondering if you could say something nice about me in your papers ?

    Click !

    Hello ! Hello !

  212. 212
    misterned says:

    Agreed. I am glad that Brown is out of power, but he still should be locked up for life for the damage he did to this country.

  213. 213
    Eddie says:

    Well I would like to see him plead insanity as his defence.

  214. 214
    Anonymous says:

    When the jocks get “independance” they can make him their chancellor of the exchequer.

  215. 215
    W.W. says:

    “Unbalanced doesn’t mean Gordon was insane,”

    It doesn’t, just so happens he is.

    W.W.

  216. 216
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    The one eyed mong should get the William Wallace treatment as should any jock that fuck sup England in the future.

    You can shout “They’ll nay tak oor freedum” pal but we’re the ones cutting off you testicles and chopping out your heart.

  217. 217
    Orville's Orifice says:

    Hmmm,

    someone else in the current “administrion” said he was “going to war” with Murdoch.

    So, whose hand is up Vince Cable’s arse making his lips move????

  218. 218
    legal crook says:

    Just issued: Brown denies any such conversation with Murdoch. Please Rupert have a recording somewhere!

  219. 219
    Post hoc says:

    Ooh yes please!

  220. 220
    The great unwashed says:

    So Brown hasn’t denied being barking mad then…

  221. 221
    Anonymous says:

    If you check your history Cameron DID disempower the BBC and, it would now seem, favour News Corp re Sky.

    All as thanks by Camoron for Murdochs help in losing the election.

  222. 222
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Murdoch said ‘They all hated the BBC, but they all gave it what it wanted.’ Which seems to me to be saying one thing: they were all scared to death of the BBC because the BBC influences who runs this country.

    No need for the Leveson Inquiry to delve into the BBC’s political output, though. It is completely impartial and trustworthy.

  223. 223
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    I just meant, that’s the what the BBC likes to think.

  224. 224
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Sorry! Too many ‘the’s’.

  225. 225
    Stacks of sleaze says:

    No one has stated the obvious.

    We have to get the french guy to disclose all his correspondence relating to his work for JH.

    If the Inquiry sits at weekends and through the Olympics leveson can still keep to the original time table.

  226. 226
    apparently says:

    he likes to do that too

  227. 227
    Marion the cat says:

    Isn’t Murdoch a Welsh name, just asking.

  228. 228
    Deep Froat says:

    Brown certifiable? I’m shocked shocked I tell you…well maybe not that shocked. Well not at all in fact he IS a fecking loony.

  229. 229
    Marion the cat says:

    No surprise that – I say again isn’t the name Welsh?

  230. 230
    Deep Froat says:

    Right.

  231. 231
    Micheal Landis says:

    Did he swear upon his oath??? If so please explain the bible and the left hand being used instead of the right.

  232. 232
    Synic says:

    Ignore Brown. Consign the fxxker to oblivion. Air brush him out of history in the best communist tradition.

  233. 233
    King Lear in his demise says:

    Is Murdoch playing out Shakaspear’s King Lear? [M Norman Indy page 18/19 25/4/12]

    Who did the Panorama Team make an unsolicited ‘approach’ to recently – Simon Dore ex of ITV and others. Go figure.

    Anyone want to buy an old NDS Modulator acquired at the ITV Digital firesale? Contact Panorama / Simon Dore / Neil Chenoweth ….

  234. 234
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    I have been fed some old bollocks in my time but old man Murdoch is taking the Fuckin Piss now.

  235. 235
    Skidrow says:

    Yes, don’t remember a day when even the most pathetic dribble from Leveson wasn’t the leading headline on BBC News. When genuinely shocking allegations are made (war declared on a news organisation by government for heaven’s sake) suddenly Leveson and Murdoch are well down the batting order. Although they do say that a spokesman for Jock McPotty denies everything. The BBC’s main concern is at least to imply that Murdoch made it up. Yeah right.

  236. 236
    Archie says:

    Don’t panic! Thanks for all the fish!

  237. 237
    Archie says:

    No Tweets from Sarah today, then?

  238. 238
    Archie says:

    Shcottish, shurely?

  239. 239
    Archie says:

    Obviously he’s been briefed by his New York lawyers not to frighten the horses, in this case US institutional shareholders!

  240. 240
    2112 says:

    “An organisation that will seemingly put UK competitors out of business so their own business can monopolise the market and extort extreme amounts of money from British consumers for their product should never be allowed to fully buy Sky.”

    The BBC are buying Sky??

  241. 241
    Article 19 says:

    Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) – Is the one thing that the public need to know and quote off by heart.

    There appears to be slow attempt to ‘repeal’ Article 19 – when for so many decades it has aided so many. But now with so much information at our finger tips – it does not suit those in high places that little Joey Public finds out their tricks.


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