May 1st, 2012

WATCH: Watson Dodges Questions on Committee Leak

Fearless campaigner for transparency Tom Watson signed a commercial contract with a Allen Lane to co-write a book that will generate earnings, but he has not declared this contract to Parliament. Since the book’s subject matter relates directly to his work as a member of the Culture Select Committee, this lack of transparency is doubly odd. Watson is profiting while quoting Bob Dylan and grandstanding on the Committee…

When Guido raised this earlier Watson went on the attack, forcing the Chairman of the Committee to rein him in. One thing for was clear – Watson didn’t want to talk about it:

Dial M for Murdoch came out well before today’s report, yet page 312 explicitly states that the Committee would find that News International had misled Parliament – it was a leak from a position of privilege with commercial implications. John Whittingdale, the Committee chairman, said he did not know of any breach committed by Watson – well now he does. Not only has Watson undermined Parliament, but he did so to line his pockets. A fit person for the committee?


  1. 1
    A joke? says:

  2. 2
    jgm2 says:


  3. 3
    Lord Wayne of Trombone says:

    dial w for wanker
    dial h for hypocrit
    dial j for justice

    get him

  4. 4
    Tom Watson is a hypocrite says:

    Hunt broke min code and everyone jumped on him, Watson break the rules and???

  5. 5
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Twatson tries to deflect attention but comes over as a self serving Hunt, a member of a party which wasn’t bothered to consider the ability of Murdoch to run a public company from 1997-2010.

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    meanwhile the country goes down the pan

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    nellnewman says:

    How on earth do MP’s, particulary twatson ( who was at the heart of the labour government that trashed our economy), who were guilty of serious troughing during the mp expenses scandal , have the nerve to draw up a report that says murdoch is unfit to manage a business?

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    Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

    What a king size useless bent TWAT he is

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    mou says:

    Ooh, that’s a nervous looking laugh when he asks about the hard drive…

  10. 10
    yeah, right.... says:

    What’s this?

    A politician abusing his position to line his pockets?

    Has this ever happened before? I think we should be told…

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    misterned says:

    Watson should be charged with contempt of Parliament and thrown in prison!

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    Anonymous says:

    Murdoch not fit to run company


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    Bang to rights....... says:

    Who knew that fat politicians could squirm so lithely?

  14. 14
    Tom Twatson says:

    Still limited availabilty for my renowned Billy Bunter impersonations for children’s parties. Discounts considered. Tuck in chaps!

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    Dave "Bobby Charlton" Cameron says:

    Look at all that hair! Weep, weep, … .

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    The BBC, because of the unique way we're funded says:

    If we don’t report it then it didn’t happen.

  17. 17

    Harry Cole ! You should have interrupted the twat when he started to woffle about suing you
    Instead of sitting there with your hand up like a “good boy” LoL

  18. 18
    Fubar Saunders says:

    Fucks sake Guido, havent you got enough on that fat bastard to take him out?

    Wheres the fucking cross hairs when you need them?

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    Nadine Dorries says:

    Calm down, Dave, you’re only a c’unt.

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    Well it's a thought says:

    Not seen that one before, answer a question with a question, oh dear!, now the journo’s will look at that question a magnifying glass, what Guido does with his drives isn’t the answer.

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    jgm2 says:

    The committee chairman sure put Watson in his place. The jumped up fat prick.

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    Anonymous says:

    here’s one to whet the appetite

    the olympics goes all naff 80’s style For fux sake

  23. 23
    Dave "Combover" Cameron says:

    ‘Cross hairs’ FFS, I dream of having two hairs!

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    Steve Miliband says:

    The BBC is wall to wall ‘Murdoch Unfit’ > it’s almost as though the unbiased corporation don’t like SKY or the Tories

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    misterned says:

    Sorry, I forgot the BBC/Guardian/Labour ruleset.

    It is only a scandal requiring resignations when it is a tory that does it. When a Labour MP does it, it is an irrelevant sideshow or a partisan attempt at distracting people from some other tory scandal…

    Fucking lying sacks of shit, the lot of them!

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    Circumstrated says:

    He’s only “a little bit” crooked – so that’s alright then!
    Dave says “Ready for din dins Murd?”

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    nellnewman says:

    Perhaps the word lithe is a little over the top for someone of twatson’s doubtful attributes. Perhaps words such as slither and snake might be more fitting.

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    EdButLookBalls says:

    DIAL T FOR TWATSON by Rupert Murdoch

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    Phil Jupitas says:

    Hes fatter than me

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    Gary Jones says:

    Harry Cole has a Mighty Boosh.

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    Wayne Rooney - world class footie bloke says:

    Ha ha! Dave’s hair’s receding faster than his poll ratings. Bald, useless, fat, overpaid c’unt!

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    jgm2 says:

    Does anybody have any idea what ‘libel’ Watson is alleging?

    Is he suggesting that he isn’t a Brown enforcer and enabler and apologist for the destruction of the UK economy by the Maximum Imbecile?

    How funny would it be if Guido sued the fucker for alleging libel and thus questioning his (Guido’s) integrity.

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    Anonymous says:

    Dial H for hard drive

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    Patrick the Starfish from SpongeBob says:

    He’s thicker than I am.

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    misterned says:

    Well that’s the olympics fucked then. Duran Duran? FFS! They have never been musical, Simon LeBon has never ever been able to carry a tune, and the auto-tuner industry was pretty much born from the need to make his voice sound even slightly in tune.

    Having him sing live is a massive mistake. Can anyone dig up from the trauma induced memory blocks, the pain caused by his live aid performance?

    It was utterly terrible.

    When the British Music industry have produced so many brilliant and amazing performers over the years, how the fuck come we end up with these ancient, talentless dregs?

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    pedant says:

    ‘misled’ not ‘mislead”

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    Chris Bryant says:

    Tom is just not fit full stop. He always gets too tired going up the back steps and NEVER gets to the point where he cums inside.

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    That cannot be the real Rooney – “overpaid” isn’t in his Janet and John Dictionary for Premiership footballers.

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    Lord Prescott of Greggs says:

    Why would Tom Watson want to sue when these are facts being put before him? I must say he and his “flatmate” are both looking well on those food allowances aren’t they?

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    Legal Crook says:

    I still want to know what pressure and by whom, put on the 2009 committee not to interview Rebecca Brooks, anyone know?

  42. 42
    Lord Watson of Cockermouth says:

    That’s a scandalous slur! I challenge you to a duel sir, choose your weapons!

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    Fatso Watson says:

    What the report should have stated is Labour was no longer considered good enough to lick Murdoch’s boots. So boo hoos from labour! Labour have stitched Murdoch up good and proper. The likes of Bryant and Watson have shown us yet again that they are self serving Hunts out to gain publicity and make a profit. Watson is behaving like the bully in the playground he is now urging on a fight between Sheridan and Murdoch. Watson is a twisted, hypocritical, self serving, fat, dangerous cnut! Murdoch knows there is more than one way to skin a fat pig! Watson will get his come uppance!

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    Lord Prescott of Greggs says:


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    Rover says:

    I thought beating your dog with a stick was illegal.

  46. 46
    Anonymous says:

    Dial D for Dodgy.

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    Elementary My Dear Slug says:

    Why would a transparent anti-corruption campaigner want to avoid being secretive and corrupt?

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    Anonymous says:

    Watson ballses up his good work with this. Doesn’t lessen the News Corp criminality though.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    Tom Watson judges that Roy Hodgson is unfit to be England manager

  50. 50

    As the Americans would say – he couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket!

    Why not Led Zeppelin with Jason Bonham on drums? Doesn’t get much better than that for me!

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    Curious of Plympton says:

    So, why did you destroy your hard drive?

  52. 52
    Dudley Zoo says:

    You’re a fat bastard Watson a fat tunkie pig

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    Fenton says:

    If I was a staunch labourite I would still feel like puking at the mention of Watson’s name. He is revolting in a way that is difficult to describe.

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    Sarah Brown says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Neo guido you really must learn to anunciate more clearly, you constantly sound posh and pissed. And by the way what is the answer to the Fat fuckers question?

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Miliband beat my dog.

    A deranged former foreign secretary was filmed on Utube beating up a cross bred Staffordshire Pit Terrier to death, then stuffing it into a large plastic bag. More on page 95.

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    Legal Crook says:

    My interest is because Labour’s line (EdM) that Labour is protecting the country against the like of Murdoch. So the 2009 failure would show that when they are in power they do not look after our interests.

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    jgm2 says:

    A stopped clock and all that…

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    Cradley Heathen says:

    Guido asks the question is Fatson “A fit person for the committee?”

    Fatson is not fit enough to tie his own shoelaces

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    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    so he is still obsessed with Brown and McBride like we all suspected. How is Harry meant to answer for Paul? He hasn’t a clue – I would like a special question put to Labout about this.

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    Scamp - The Excitable Dog. says:

    Was watching Watson interviewed on the Beeb earlier.

    He’s STILL wheeling out Milly Dowler’s name as if all he’s doing here is the work of the Lord and not just simply getting an orgasmic rush from landing a killer blow in the ‘war’ his old boss saw fit to start.

    There’s one person who’s dined out on that poor kids name far more than any other, and it’s him, whatever kingly illusions he may have going round in his big round head…

    Just all ‘cess’ in the same cesspit.

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    Fenton's owner says:

    “Jesus Christ”

  63. 63
    Cradley Heathen says:

    because of my jokes, Tom Watson has accused me of being fattist, I said no, you are fattist

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    Gary the Snail from Spongebob says:

    He’s more slimey than I am.

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    dullard says:

    dial s for spelling

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    Ed Moribund says:

    Pike &

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    BBC and Guardian says:

    On reflection we won’t pursue this angle since Watson is a Labour MP.

    Now our special investigation into how no Labour MP ever had dealing with Murdoch.

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    ToonBob... says:

    They do not like it up ‘em Mr Mannering :)

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    a non says:

    Parliamentary privilege jgm2. He may unfortunately say what he likes within the surrounds of Parliament without any fear of a probable legal process.

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    jgm2 says:

    Murdoch was just running with the hare and hunting with the hound. Just supporting the likely winners to ease his day-to-day business interests.

    While Murdoch was supporting Labour and proclaiming the Maximum Imbecile’s imbecile economic policy as ‘prudent’ and reprinting Alistair Campbell’s rigged justification for the Iraq war and kicking the BBC when it went off piste suggesting it was all a load of bollocks then Tom Watson, the Maximum Imbecile and 400 Labour MPs didn’t give a fuck about phone hacking.

    Now they’re suddenly trying to suggest that they (labour) are protecting us from Murdoch. The nasty C*unts.

    Murdoch deserves it though. If he’d got stuck into Labour the second Brown showed his hand in 2001/2002 we might have avoided economic meltdown and the Iraq war. I did wonder how this imbecility was allowed to happen. whre were the reporters. where was the investigative journalism, the dissenting economic voices.

    Printing Alistair Campbell’s press releases is where they were. The worthless shitbags.

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    Coffee Cup says:

    No it didn’t. They are a pantomime.

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    Fat Sun says:

    I don’t like newspapers and their proprieters but what I dislike even more are hypocrites who enjoyed their time in the Sun and throw a tantrum when they no longer get to play with the big boys. Labour singled out Murdoch and the NOTW to lynch and play out their faux outrage. The Labour Party are also guilty of willful blindness by just attacking Murdoch while the others get off Scot free! It is disgusting!

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    Delusion Central says:

    Even Tom Watson’s family hate Tom Watson.

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    BBC and Guardian says:

    Straight to diversity re-education centre for you! Need to take some history lessons and also some gender-equality courses at the Harriet Harperson Centre for Saving the NHS from evil wh1te Tories.

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    And he’s more money grabbing than me, and fatter than my adopted daughter! Ack, Ack, Ack!

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    Totty's dream says:

    Oh dear. Watson must be quaking in his bank balance.

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    Cradley Heathen says:

    just found this in wikipedia

    Tom “Kong” Watson (born 13 July 1982 in Southampton) is an English mixed martial artist. He is known for his unorthodox entrances, dancing to the ring in a gorilla mask. ‘Kong’ holds notable victories over Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua, John Maguire and Matt Horwich. Tom is the current BAMMA World Middleweight Champion.

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    jgm2 says:

    So Tom Watson is whining about Guido siting his servers overseas to avoid any libel issues while free to allege any old bollocks he likes under parliamentary privilege?

    Why am I not surprised by the hypocritical, opportunist c*unt.

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    When legend becomes fact broadcast the legend says:

    Selective quoting yet again from our “esteemed public broadcaster”………..

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    Kangaroo Court says:

    Oh no we’re not!

  81. 81
    Steve Miliband says:

    All this because a paper judged Brown to be unfit to run a country

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    Ed Moribund says:

    We are obsessed with Murdoch. It’s a religion for us lefty pinkos.

    First we were obsessed with getting him to stop supporting the Tories.
    The it was all about getting him to support Labour. There was nothing! Nothing we wouldn’t do to bed Murdoch.
    Any door he wanted open, we opened.

    We loved Rupert like e’d never been loved before. Parties, visits, dinners, sleepovers. Why the PM even became godfather to Rupert’s child.

    Then, when Rupert reluctantly said what we all knew to be true; that Brown was a failure. A loser. Then we became obsessed with punishing Murdoch.

    Punishing him only for not supporting us.

    Does anyone think for one second that Tom and Chris would be allowed to attack the Murdochs if they were still on our side?

    Big mistake Rupy. If you hadn’t dumped us and made our leader cry then you would have your BSkyB deal, all sewn up behind closed doors like we were happy to do under Lord M.

    Serves you right.
    And we faked all those orgasms anyway.

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    Jimmy says:

    What would really put Watson to shame would be if Guido were to take the opportunity here to give a full and frank answer to the question he was asked. That would show him.

  84. 84
    T Bliar says:

    It’s true. I made up some reasons to start a war, did it, hundreds of thousands of people died, I shredded my expenses and simply strolled out to become a multi-millionaire peace envoy and credit-card guarantor for Ch3rie. And there isn’t a damn thing anyone can do about it.

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    Delusion Central says:

    He knows the public don’t give a shit who owns what company so has to resort to chanting the name of a dead girl in the vain hope people might start to care about the show trial. I hope Watson dies of cancer for abusing the name of that poor girl.

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    Fatso Watson says:

    Fatson isn’t fit to go for a fucking walk. He is a FAT TURD.

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I need a stiff one.

  88. 88
    The Answer says:

    “Life is good — yet nagging worries remain. I decide to destroy all computer hard drives just in case, and order new ones. Instead of profiting, this is costing.”

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    Paxman says:

    I will have him on tonight and studiously avoid putting this to him.

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    Anonymous says:

    Is the porn that Guido watches really in the public interest Jimmy?

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    jgm2 says:

    It’s all part of the ‘Britain is crap’ motif that underpins the entire opening ceremony. For fucks sake – we’re going to have a bunch of NHS nurses waddling around the fucking stadium – showcasing their unique contribution to their bank accounts and the mortuaries of the UK.

    Most likely they’ll all call in at the last minute with ‘stress’ and we’ll have to get some agency nurses in at three times the cost. Who will, miraculously, turn out to be exactly the same nurses who are off with ‘stress’.

    It’s all fucked up.

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    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Are you really suggesting there is a similarity between, on the one hand, leaking a decision before it has been presented to parliament, and – on the other – leaking a decision before it has been presented to parliament? I mean, come on! They are obviously completely different.

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    Loungelizard says:

    Can we be sure Guido destroyed the hard drives, are we interested, who knows, do we care?

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    Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately the media, is all too eager to kick Murdoch simply because it is an opportunity to attack a commercial rival. Even the Telegraph is happy to let Watson have his partisan w**k-fest without much criticism if it helps to bash a rival.

    With apologies to Pastor Niemoeller but rival media’s coverage of Leveson could be summarised thusly:
    “First Watson came for Murdoch, and I did not speak out for I am not Murdoch…..”

    It doesn’t take much imagination to work out how that ends.

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    Joe ( public) says:

    About time for an open letter to Miliband asking him to explain Labour’s relationship to NI over 13 years.

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    Chadmeister says:

    Watson threatens to sue for liable while cowering behind parliamentary privilege ! If he ONLY wants to see the subject properly ‘debated’ (his usual defence) forgoe the book profits (if there ate any) and give them to a media charity!

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    Poncho says:

    There are too many Twatsons in the mother of parliaments. Hound them out make their records stand out at the next election which really starts now.

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    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Murdoch became an unfit person as soon as he stopped supporting Labour according to the Labour Party. None of this would have happened if he had continued to support the Scottish window licker. As for Tom Watson, it won’t be long before the underage rentboys Big Mac, Dogger and Whiffy want their cut so watch this space!

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    Peppers Ghost says:

    Lessons learned from the last week …

    1. its NOT OK for a Tory MP to be pro NI (alleged)
    2. it IS OK for a Labour to be anti NI (proven by his actions)

    Who makes up the rules?

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    jgm2 says:

    Shame Watson?

    Now you’re just being silly. Have you heard how much food he claimed on expenses. Or the cost of his shared accommodation?

    Shame Watson?


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    Infuriated of West Mids says:


    Nah – think you must have the wrong person. The rest rings oddly true, though.

    Wish he’d take that mask off…

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    Here comes the Sun :) says:

    Here comes the Sun
    Here comes the Sun
    and I say it’s alright,
    little darling…..

  104. 104
    BBC says:

    The years 1997-2010 are an urban legend

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    Nursey Nursey says:

    A pork pie ricocheting off yer left ear ‘ole can cause a very nasty wound.

  107. 107
    Ah! Monika says:

    Back Topic:-
    Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce to Enter Pleas Next Month

    Officer A in The Crime Factory
    CPS says Perverting the Course of Justice is not something we care about.

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    Sally the Alley says:

    Tell me about it.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    The BBC, we are more than selective news broadcasting. We are labour biased too, and there is nothing anyone dare do about it!

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    Would you be suprised? says:

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    Hunter says:

    Just looked at the clip, Watson had a perfectly reasonable reply. This seems like a non-story to me. Hunt is still guilty as treacle.

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    Davey Cameron's bumsex army says:

    True – but who was the even fatter cun*t asking the question?

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    As thge committee reported today Watson, yet again, showed himself up for what he is.

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    Fatcunt Watson says:

    Shaaadup. I am going to eat Murdoch for breakfast. Yum!

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    Fish says:

    Well done Neo. Pity you didn’t get the chance to ask your supplementary but clearly the Chair didn’t wan’t to hear more from you, either (despite the fact that they like to display their differences, the reality is that most MPs are like shit on a blanket).

    Next time you get the opportunity – don’t keep your best shot up your sleeve – let them have it up front.

    Also interesting to see the BBC’s reporting and analysis of this, giving it large on the ‘Fit and Proper’ part of the story without nuance. Very different from the views of independent analysts being asked for their interpretation.

    Time for a public inquiry into left wing bias in the BBC. The BBC who were lobbying against the BSB takeover.

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    jgm2 says:

    Cameron should have Tom Watson arrested on national security grounds for these leaks. In his office at the HoP.

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    Twatson is a low life trougher says:

    Anonymong & co… why so het up about being posh? Inverted snobbery at its worse from chav housing ‘tards. You never fail to disappoint do you?

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    jgm2 says:

    The answer to the Fat Fucker’s question is the same as Cameron used to give to the Maximum Imbecile.

    ‘This is Prime Minister’s questions. If you want to ask the questions then call an election.’

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    Fish says:

    BBC currently trying, with difficulty, to explain why NewsCorp shares have gone up, having trailed the financial fallout for this.

    ‘Amazingly the’ve gone up’, says one in response to a hackette’s expectation that they have fallen through the floor.

    ‘Perhaps they’re just following the increase in the market’ is the excuse of another.

    The BBC are not clean on this.

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    misterned says:

    Agreed. The UK has produced loads of brilliant bands across many different genres. Why the appalling, talentless Duran Duran?

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    Airey Belvoir says:

    Guido follows Caesar’s maxim in Shakespeare: “Let me have men about me that are fat”. I don’t know why young Harry thinks the birds-nest hair is a good look though – maybe a homage to Boris?

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    Tinky Winky says:

    Illiterate tax evader isn’t England manager.

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    Peppers Ghost says:

    Do MP’s not have to spend a certain % of their salaried time doing work for their constituency?

    I find it hard to believe that in between all the book deals / sorting out the Birmingham Mayor / Attending NI hate fests / attending Parliament / Politicking with a little p, that he actually has any time left for; oh you know good old fashioned things like surgeries in ones constituency (followed up by action of course)

    Maybe I am the odd one out but when I vote for an MP to represent my town I expect them to actually do that and not pursue some personal vendeta folly

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    nellnewman says:

    Talking of book profits going to charity. Whatever happened to the £5million bliar promised the British Legion from the proceeds of his book?

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    Tinky Winky says:

    Libel, old boy.

  126. 126
    Abdul the wife beater says:

    Not if its smaller than the width of your thumb. Its called the rule of thumb

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    I forgot to write it’s all Fatcha’s fault on the city walls.

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    misterned says:

    Indeed jgm2, We are looking at what may become the most politically correct Olympics in history. I am sure that the BBC would rather that all the events finish in a draw, because that would be the fairest outcome, after all.

    I have noticed that the entire tone of BBC reporting about the Olympics has shifted in tone, since labour lost the election in 2010.

    It has gone from a national spectacular opportunity to show what is best about Britain on the world’s biggest stage, to, a potentially disastrous flop and opportunity for any union, or activist, or terrorist to put their pet grievance in front of the whole world.

    They are desperate for this summer’s Olympics and Diamond Jubilee to become catastrophic farces, so that they can hammer the government all over again.

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    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    It is the privilege and duty of Right Honourable Members of Parliament to point out wrong doing wherever it may occur and this is what is happening here with Tom (my hero) Watson. Mistakes we MP’s make are absolved under parliamentary privilege. Boaz.

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    Anonymous says:

    The Tories should hire a decent PR man.

  131. 131
    BBC says:

    Impartiality is in our DNA.

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    Tommy Fatson says:

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    Twatson is a low life trougher says:

    + ten million. I honestly don’t believe I’ve ever felt such malice towards another ‘human’ being. Perhaps it may develop in his lying mouth and spre*d?

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    misterned says:

    Agreed. Not only were the labour front bench complicit in those war crimes, almost the entire British mainstream media were too. They had the resources and ability to investigate IF any of Blair’s claims were true or not.

    I know bloggers who published their blogs on little more than pocket change who wrote far more truth about Iraq’s WMD AT THE TIME, before the invasion, than the entire output of the BBC, SKY, The SUN et al did at the time.

    The mainstream media did NOT investigate those wild and false lies, they repeated them verbatim as if accepted and unquestionable truth, and attacked anyone who wrote the actual truth at the time as “conspiracy nutters”

    They did not merely let us down, or fail in their duty. What they did was far worse, as they wilfully misled this nation. They MUST have known that the whole WMD rationale for the invasion was a pack of lies. It was obvious to anyone with a neuron firing at the time.

  135. 135
    BBC says:

    Vote Labour!

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    misterned says:

    Whose business is that? What Guido does with his own private property is none of your, or that fat twat Watson’s, business.

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    SAS - NOT !!!!! says:

    Pathetic Pathetic Pathetic attempt at diversion. Hacking a dead girls phone….and this is the best you can do…..

    SIR Tom Watson…. The Murdoch Slayer

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    Pork Life says:

    Who is that gut lord marching? You should cut down on your pork life mate and get some exercise.

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    Cradley Heathen says:

    as well as Dodging Questions on Committee Leak, Watson has also been dodging the salad

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    SAS - NOT !!!!! says:


    If you read The Telegraph or Times, or watch Sky News, they too seem to be leaning towards Vote Labour

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    SAS - NOT !!!!! says:

    Funny…..How is a leak a leak, if you only noticed it after the official announcement….LOL…Must try harder when trying to target Sir Thomas Watson, The Murdoch Assassin

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    Make Britain Great! Napalm every council estate! says:

    Well, I think we should have the surviving members of Pink Floyd do a performance piece. How about they sing “Run Like Hell” in front of a projected image of the Cenotaph, footage of the Labour-educated ‘stoodents’ moping around like the unwashed m0ngs they really are, and ending with David Gilmour kicking the shit out of his cretinous adopted son?

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    jgm2 says:

    I thought he was the Blair Slayer. The man who won three elections for Labour thrown out and replaced with the Maximum Imbecile.

    You just know Blair would have won again too. Don’t you.

    No wonder Dave was clapping when he left.

  144. 144
    SAS - NOT !!!!! says:

    Dave will soon be directly linked to both the hacking scandal and dodgy deals with Scum hole Murdoch

    …Is that also a Leak

  145. 145
    WVM says:

    Sunday should be interesting.

  146. 146
    Mornington Crescent says:

    I do like the idea of missiles on the rooftops in Tower ‘amlets, though. If our boys could point them downwards and loose a few off they would be doing our country a huge favour.

  147. 147
    Show Biz for ugly people says:

    Dear God, just how in debt to the Murdoch’s are you Guido?

  148. 148
    Game Over says:

    So that’s it then. No more grand standing. Enquiry over, report doesn’t really conclude much at all. Twatson returns to the pies and back bench.

  149. 149
  150. 150
    The Labour Party says:

    Labour are at war with Murdoch. Labour have always been at war with Murdoch.

  151. 151
    Wavy Davey says:

    I froze their licence fee what else do you want?

  152. 152
    jgm2 says:

    George Galloway won.

    Get over it.

  153. 153
    SAS - NOT !!!!! says:

    My Favourite was 2 years ago when Guido posted a thread stating that “Phone Hacking story was a none starter”. In fact Guido took great joy in the knowledge that he thought News International, Murdoch, and the hackers were close to getting off the hook…..LOL

    Poor Harry Cole………You can delete your mail box….but ISP does keep an Audit trail….OH DEAR

  154. 154
    Twatson is a low life trougher says:

    SAS not – you must have been educated in one of those Leiber hell holes after your mother dropped you on your head. Unfortunately your sort now represent most of Leiber voters (thick as pig shyte and m*ntally unbalanced). You need a bit of le*d in your left e*r to put you out of your misery.

  155. 155
    SAS - NOT !!!!! says:

    Oh dear

    My Favourite was 2 years ago when Guido posted a thread stating that “Phone Hacking story was a none starter”. In fact Guido took great joy in the knowledge that he thought News International, Murdoch, and the hackers were close to getting off the hook…..LOL

    Poor Ha***rry C***ole………You can delete your mail box….but ISP does keep an Audit trail….OH DEAR

  156. 156
    Durrrrrr says:

    Tell us again which Party was governing the country during the hacking scandal.

  157. 157
    SAS - NOT !!!!! says:

    errrrrrrr have you seen Guido lately…what a bloater

  158. 158
    Peppers Ghost says:

    and precisely how does that effect the electorate that voted for him?

  159. 159
    jgm2 says:

    Where’s the proof he destroyed his hard dr*i*ve?

    All I’m hearing are Tom Watson’s allegations. Which, bearing in mind he was in the room while McBride and Draper were concocting their poison doesn’t make him a reliable witness.

    I remember Dolly taking his computer for a dr*i*ve – presumably so a grown-up could wipe it clean or destroy it but I don’t recall any pictures of Guido taking a hammer to his hard-dr*i*ve.

    Where’s your proof with these malicious allegations?

  160. 160
    Yawn.... same old says:

    Labour LOST get over it!

  161. 161
    A man in a chair says:

    I suppose Leveson walks away with a lot of our money.

    What’s next on the agenda? Oh yeah, Livingscum getting annihilated in London. Roll-on Thursday!

  162. 162
    Spangles says:

    Yep, definitely a Labour troll. Probably the great Gutso Twatson himself. Keep opening your daft gob SAS, as it can’t be long before the men in white coats come for you.

  163. 163
    jgm2 says:

    And who was interfering with police investigations as long as Murdoch kept printing Labour’s lies.

    Do Labour really want to go there?

    Have they thought this through or is it a bit like the Maximum Imbecile’s economic policy.

  164. 164
    Anonymous says:

    I thonk ooze covers it

  165. 165
    Joe says:

    Lets have an inquiry in to it.

  166. 166
    Ken Livingstone says:

    Labour voters are typically unsuccessful low-paid unqualified people with low-status short-term jobs and below-average IQs.

    Intelligent and successful people tend to support other parties.

    Vote Labour on Thursday.

  167. 167
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    The Tories should fire the one leading the party. He’s a shit copy of Phoney Bliar on a bad day.

  168. 168
    jgm2 says:

    What are you alleging?

  169. 169
    Peppers Ghost says:

    Dear SAS-NOT

    I can see that you are pro Tom Watson, and I have no beef with that. I have no time for most MP’s of any colour or allegiance.

    However please can you tell us what your idol has done for the constituency that voted for him, and did he win on a ticket that said he would spend a significant amount of his salaried time pursuing anti NI agenda followed by a book deal?

    I wait with baited breath

  170. 170
    jgm2 says:

    Several thousand P45s please Dave.

  171. 171
    Joe says:

    Hello Jimmy, busy day for you I guess.

  172. 172
    The Sheep says:


  173. 173
    Make Britain Great! Napalm every council estate! says:

    I like his/her capitalisation of words at random. The over-use of exclamation marks, rep*eated “oh dears” and failure to end sentences with full stops.

    Labour-educated, definitely. A prime example/victim of Labour’s “schools must not produce winners” edjookayhshun system. Age? About 17?

  174. 174
    UKIPMAN says:

    Subsidised ale.

  175. 175
    Jimmy says:

    We’re having a wankfest at Broadcasting House later, your most welcome to cum along.

  176. 176
    UKIPMAN says:

    It is called willful blindness.

  177. 177
    jgm2 says:

    Naaah. Jimmy’s alter ego.

  178. 178
    UKIPMAN says:

    He wasn’t fit to be Liverpool’s manager.

  179. 179
    Dreadful old cynic says:

    I saw Sky news earlier today when they interviewed a member of the Culture Select Committee report into phonehacking. They effectively asked him did they consider that Rupert might close Sky TV, moving his operation to China, losing ten thousand Sky jobs in the process.

    So sky news is editorially independent? As Rupert said at Levinson, ‘if you want to know my views read my paper’ and, it would now seem, ‘watch my TV news company’.

    Please Fcuk off to China Rupert old boy, you’ll fit right in there.

  180. 180
    Just saying says:

    The Telegraph or Times can do what they like as they don’t claim to be unbiased and I don’t need to pay them a licence fee to read any newspaper.

  181. 181
    Paddy Pantsdown says:

    Learning you destoryed your hard drives post-McBride story has only made me love you more – I can see you and Neo-Guido out in the garden building a fire together, Neo in his cub scout uniform. Carry on Fawkes!

  182. 182
    Anonymous says:

    You should watch Sky TV’s reporting of todays news. They’d fit into George Orwell’s 1984 very nicely. The Ministry of Murdoch’s truth.

  183. 183
    UKIPMAN says:

    It can’t be as much as Labour used to be.

  184. 184
    Rupert my Hero says:

    A cannibal was walking through the jungle
    and came upon a restaurant operated by a
    fellow cannibal.

    Feeling somewhat hungry, he sat down and looked over the menu…

    +Tourist: £5.00

    +Broiled Missionary: £10.00

    +Fried Explorer: £15.00

    +Baked LIBERAL, Grilled CONSERVATIVE or Sauteed Labour: £100.00

    The cannibal called the waiter over and asked,
    “Why such a high price for the Politicians?”

    The owner replied, they are so full of shit, it takes all morning to clean one out.

  185. 185
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Is wanker spelt with a “v” then?

  186. 186
    Anonymous says:

    And we’re still back in recession.

  187. 187
    Gus Friar says:

    Committee met on Monday to agree the report – those deliberations are recorded in the formal minutes.

    TW may have been flying a kite re his understanding of what the Committee had agreed to say, but he can’t have leaked in his book the report agreed on Monday.

  188. 188
    The Watson Trilogy says:

    Dial O for Opportunism.
    Dial P for Profiteering.
    Dial Brown for further instructions

  189. 189
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    “All this because a paper judged Brown to be unfit to run a country”

    It all does show everyone what a venomous, poisonous entity, the Labour party was and is. But then that’s socialism for you.

  190. 190
    Swinging London says:

    Comfortably Dumb

  191. 191
    jgm2 says:

    but he can’t have leaked in his book the report agreed on Monday.

    You’re showing a certain naivety about how these ‘enquiries’ work.

    What sort of a government would carry out an enquiry without being sure of the result?

    Has Hutton taught you nothing? Butler review? Chilcot? The al Megrahi stitch-up?

    Governments conduct ‘enquiries’ and carry out ‘reports’ to provide ‘independent’ justification for what they were planning to do anyway.

  192. 192
    Mike Hunt says:

    We’ve not been out of it since those liebour cunts fucked the economy. It will STILL be fucked in 5 or 6 years time.

    Thank you Brown you cunt.

  193. 193
    Seb Coe says:

    I can kick the crap out of Steve Ovett!!

    and Steve Cram …. yes …. indeedy

  194. 194
    Mike Hunt says:

    Ah the good old days watching that scotish cunt squirm.

  195. 195

    That incompetent Beeboid twat Craig Oliver should be given his cards by Cameron. I thought he was supposed to be Davey’s spin doctor? Since he’s been in the job the headlines have got worse.

    Serves Cameron right for employing a Beeboid. What the hell was he thinking?

  196. 196
    Louise Mensch says:

    I declare you not a fit person to take Fenton a walk and thats unanimous.

  197. 197
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Dial P for punctuation.

  198. 198
    Gus Friar says:

    You’re showing a certain incapacity to read and understand what I wrote.

    None of the inquiries you cite were parliamentary ones.

  199. 199
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    And if you are suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, press the hash key again and again and again.

  200. 200
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    “Squirm” is good, too.

  201. 201

    SAS …… It’s a leak when you put privileged information into a manuscript, send it to a publisher, their proof readers and editors see it, then the printers. The book is published BEFORE the official release of the committee report.

    You seem to be Labour stooge but please do engage brain before trying to make a partisan point.

  202. 202
    Cross Stitch up says:

    Oh dear!

  203. 203
    jgm2 says:

    Are you being deliberately obtuse?

  204. 204
    Not related to Edinburgh Dogshite On A Motorbike. Get Real! says:

    Socialist Mongs ‘Wilful blindness’ to the the truth. Delusional arseholes!

  205. 205
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    We sussed Murdoch out back in the 1980’s up here. Everything The Sun has said since is an irrelevance.

  206. 206
    Expat Geordie says:

    Lee Harvey Oswald, where are you when we need you?

  207. 207
    a non says:

    Jimmy getting lost. That’s extreme.

  208. 208
    Aifam says:

    Horse wakes up in bed to find Tom Watson’s head on pillow.

  209. 209
    Expat Geordie says:

    The Economist was reporting at the end of 2002 that the housing bubble was ready to burst, and should burst for the sake of the economy. I know, I sold a property then for double what I paid for it six years earlier. But Brown pump primed the economy and house prices doubled again in five years. But apart from a few lone voices, no-one with a high enough profile took this any further. And we all know what happened then.

  210. 210
    Fatty Bully says:

    How can a fat Hunt apply the words ‘not fit’ to an old guy who is fitter than him?

  211. 211
    judy judy says:

    Guido and Neo-Guido – both in need of urgent image consultants and the art of the killer question…..

    “Why is the conclusion of this committee found in a book published a week ago by a member of this committee…..

    would have worked wonders, as it was it was botched, ……

    Scrub up a bit, and guido get a gym pass…..

  212. 212
    Lord Prescott of Greggs says:

    Fortunately my gravitational pull means that any heavy, pastry encased item is immediately drawn into my mouth. I told the wife the same thing happened with my secretary but she wasn’t having any of it.

  213. 213
    Lord Puttnam of Crazy Golf says:

    Look, as I told the Guardian just the other day Murdoch is incredibly powerful. He actually controls the Sun, that means that had we investigated earlier he could have shut the Sun down and the UK would have been plunged into perpetual darkness.

    Fortunately Gordon Brown swapped some of that useless gold in the bank of England for 2 billion t-lights and a plastic lighter, and that meant we could start the investigation, just after we lost power as it happens.

    Can I have some cocoa now?

  214. 214
    Expat Geordie says:

    Why the hell was THIS modded???

  215. 215
    Do me a favour says:

    As Ben Bradshaw was Culture Secretary when phone hacking was rife, surely he has some serious questions to answer.

  216. 216
    Anonymous says:


    Don’t you have any dirt on that fucker Watson yet? Isn’t it time he was taken apart in public?

    Tom Watson really is an odeious pile of steaming shit. And he’s obese too.

  217. 217
    Prescott's chipolata says:

    And the BBC’s ridiculous programming this week about the cuddle-ability of foxes to try and thwart a Reform the Bill movement.

  218. 218
    Prescott's chipolata says:

    Not for long. We were the first into the industrial revolution, first to exist on service industries when the East and far East did the jobs for a fraction of English workers and we’ll be ready when those Eastern wage demand catch up.

  219. 219

    Well named Murderochs have Murdered Democracy

  220. 220
    Genuine floating voter says:

    And thank you Camoron, Osborne and Alexander.

    The standard line on taking office is to blame the last govt. You have to take responsibility for your own actions after 18 – 24 months however.

  221. 221
    Olga Bonkalot says:

    Handy, your cheque bounced. The girls and I have not been paid for your last visit to St Petersburg.Only the first girl was free and paid for by the Government, the other 23 you have to pay for. Please send a cheque that does not bounce, or no more nookie.

  222. 222

    Both Labour and the Conservatives are guilty of Groupthink on this. A beautiful demonstration really. When they should be dealing with something important on the world stage they go tribal and split along party lines. Perhaps voters should give Left and Right leaning Independents and representatives from Minor Parties a chance? Otherwise we are simply going to get the same old bad decisions, over and over and over again… Read more.

  223. 223
    Anonymous says:

    Vile cnut. Piss off back to Jockland.

  224. 224
    Polythesis says:

    Remind me again what government allowed labour to hijack the Leveson show trial and turn it into a McCarthy style witch hunt led by the nose by a carbon copy McCarthy with a chip or three on his fat shoulders? This show trial has been offered and has rejected evidence of greater culpability by other MSM outlets and has appeared to reject or cover up this evidence in the single minded quest to destroy Murdoch. The Tory side highlights the weak pathetic cringing nature of the Tory regime, no spark and no will and no courage, the perfect football for labour to kick around. To see a supposed chairman bullied, led by the nose and shamed and dictated to by Twatson is a stunning indictment of the Tory regime itself.

    So this McCarthy Twatson is allowed a partisan platform to attack his enemies while being allowed to smother wider evidence of greater wrongdoing and malpractice by outlets like the guardian. News corp is the real target for assassination because and only because some of its outlets changed support from labour to the Tories. Twatson is an attack dog, the real issue is why the supposed chairman sits like some film extra on a set dominated by one man and that man can stamp his authority over the entire show trial with impunity.

    At best it shows the other panel members as weak non entities at worst they are complicit in allowing the show trial to become nothing more than a rigged payback for labour and a platform for the utterly disgusting Twatson. How about the incestuous relationship between Blair and then Brown with Murdoch? Again Twatson has been allowed to smother that reality in his partisan revenge quest. How about the incredibly close symbiotic relationship between the guardian and the BBC who so often come out with exactly the same stories at exactly the same time in a mutually supportive combined attack on their ideological enemies? The BBC and the guardian acting as one organisation with one mind and a singular source material.

    The establishment is out to get Murdoch while hiding their own crimes.

  225. 225
    Anonymous says:

    Where’s the hard drive , Greedo?

  226. 226
    Alistair says:

    Fraud Act 2006 Comes into play. Mr Watson had a legal obligation to declare his interests. It will be interesting to see how the Chief Constable’s (who has been arested) legal team will see these developments.

  227. 227
    freddie plonk says:

    If liebour want a war with the press then so be it,the Murdoch’s know where the liebour bodies are buried, what about the other newspapers some were worse than the murdoch press….
    Might be a good idea for the sun to leak a tory document saying that they will scrap the tv fee and move to subscription.
    The beeb can moan as much as they want they are not the government,even though they think they are.
    Do you think the beeb would run with that story 24/7.I think not…

  228. 228
    Plato says:

    Guido, has Murdoch given you a shilling?

    Your coverage recently indicates as much.

    Does he pay any tax in this country?
    Then why are we giving him such a “fair” trial

    He is just another Abu Qatada

  229. 229
    Anonymous says:

    Lots of socialists on the blog. Guido, you clearly hit a socialist nerve. MPs are not fit to sit in judgement of others. Until they clean up politics they ought to take a run and jump no mater what the subject matter. Any newspaper or mogul able to shed light on their grubby corrupt activity can only be good. Good for the Murdochs.

  230. 230
    Bob Woodward says:

    Well come on Guido fair’s fair —- DID you destroy the hard drives ??

    If so why so ??

  231. 231
    Bob Woodward says:

    Yellow Belly !!

  232. 232
    Bob Woodward says:

    Guido you’re a chicken livered mother ” prober “” — just let my comment through and let the people decide !!

  233. 233
    Cradley Heath Graphite Sandwich says:

    shall we break for lunch?

  234. 234
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Tom Watson criticising anyone is like the largest, moistest, most slimy slug you have ever, ever seen pointing at the tiny slime trail left by a small snail.

  235. 235
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Watson is fat and not proper person.

  236. 236
    Middle England says:

    What a complete non-story – learn the meaning of the word ‘privileged’. The Chairman has a better grasp of it than your boy.

    And come on, did you destroy the hard drives?

  237. 237
    Anonymous says:

    shame that someone who runs a Blog cannot read or understand English.

    I have read the Tom Watson book, Dial M for Murdock and page 312 says…
    “and the Commons Culture Committee was preparing a report which would make clear the extent to which News International misled Parliament”.
    This is why the Committee was recalled last Summer, it was stated by the chairman during the public hearings (which I have watched) so Watson has nothing to answer for. He no doubt will put a note in the Register of Members Interest in due course. Incidentally, Jeremy Hunt went to the US at the end of August 2009 and he entered in the Register at the end of November 2009!!!

    If you want creditibilty get your facts rights

  238. 238
    Baron Hogwash says:

    Hello Tom!

  239. 239
    The Central Scrutininzer says:

    It’s not easy to turn an economy around. Two years is a very short time -especially when the Unions and their shills in Parliament and in the media are screaming blue murder about cuts, 99%, bankers etc.

    Get your own personal finances into a mess with a nasty overdraft, credit card bills and a spending habit and see how long it takes you to sort it out. 5 years is the most likely timescale.

  240. 240
    treetop says:

    They effectively asked him did they consider that Rupert might close Sky TV, moving his operation to China, losing ten thousand Sky jobs in the process.

    Murdoch is most unlikely to do something like this at present. He may well consider it as a suitable response if and when the UK public are stupid enough to elect another Labour government as he would presumably have little to lose and a lot of revenge to relish. Since when have labour ever considered jobs outside the rhetoric when a little bit of point scoring can be had ?

  241. 241
    treetop says:

    This is the essence of it all ! Stupid point scoring and posturing takes all. Watson is still loyal to Gordy who would see the country go down rather than miss a chance to get revenge. I have long believed that Gordy is feeding Watson and await some BBC programme delving into this link and exposing the responsibility for a lack of investigation before 2009 !! Fat chance ?

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