May 2nd, 2012

Another Day, Another Labour Peer Raging at Ken

First Sugar, then Winston and now Lord Desai:

“London is changing so fast that I wish the Labour Party had found a better candidate… London does need a dynamic, innovative Mayor — there is no doubt about that. Ken just does not have it. It’s a lack of new ideas. When I see him talking, he is still talking about what he did before. He’s still living in the past.”

Labour MPs are silent about Ken today, in fact the only person cheer-leading seems to be George Galloway. Not long now…


195 Comments

  1. 1
    Anyone but Ken says:

    If only Labour had picked a semi credible candidate!

  2. 2
    Mike Litorus says:

    The Labia party couldn’t pick its arse with a meathook.

    And long may it continue.

  3. 3
    Gotcha! says:

    It’s pretty clear that Red Kenneth is a divisive figure, totally unfit to be Mayor of a capital city like London

  4. 4
    MB. says:

    Ed Milliband just seemed to support Livingstone on The World At One, he might regret that but I suppose Tom Watson will find some way to blame them losing on Murdoch.

  5. 5
    Gorgeous says:

  6. 6
    Steve Miliband says:

    Is it Lord Desai of Dodgy Barnet?

  7. 7
    Question says:

    Is that a wig?

  8. 8
    Democracy Now says:

    Labour activists are today crawling through the streets in the ward in Walthamstow that had a 125% turnout at the last elections. Maybe they are expecting a repeat performance.

  9. 9

    Now try it without the edit.

    Ken Livingstone’s figures add up to a total disaster says former TFL finance manager

  10. 10
    Democracy Now says:

    Labour activists are today crawling through the streets in the ward in Walthamstow that had a 125% turnout at the last elections. Maybe they are expecting a rep e a t performance.

  11. 11
    Raving Loon says:

    Shame he’s such a twat then.

  12. 12
    Selohesra says:

    He was on way to fancy dress party – as a dandelion clock

  13. 13
    LibLabCon up to it's old tricks again? says:

    Police swooped on councillor Whitby’s home, smashed in his front door, forced entry to his property, arrested him and dragged him from his own home. This arrest followed malicious allegations made by the political opposition against the B&P who accused councillor Whitby of electoral fraud.

  14. 14
    CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

    O/T The connections between Max Mosley and Labour should be investigated. Mosely funds the Kacked Off campaign and look who else involved with it – Tom Watson, Chris Bryant and John Prescott!

    Mosley also bankrolls the shyster lawyer Mark Lewis who now seems to be actively campaigning to bring down Murdoch and is just using the “clients” he represents in the hacking saga as smear fodder. He’s even been in the USA touting for anyone who thinks they may have been hacked whilst they were resident in “the land of the free”.

    Mosley seems to be as bad, if not worse than Gordon Brown in the revenge stakes. Seems he believes that Murdoch was personally responsible for his son’s suicide. Nothing to do with the shame of his father being outed as a sad, pathetic S&M geek, then? Of course, it was Murdoch’s fault that Max willingly sought out prostitutes to whip his arse for his deviant sexual gratification.

    It would be incredible given the connections between Watson and Mosley that Fatty didn’t pass on privileged information to Mosley and his legal hitman Lewis to use against Murdoch.

  15. 15
    Two Reasons to vote UKIP? says:

    Look : http://t.co/bIlJR7jZ

  16. 16
    Steve Miliband says:

    Gordonomics lesson 1; why bother saving up surpluses when you can splurge it all in one go to buy votes.

  17. 17
    AC1 says:

    Probably why he’s former…

  18. 18
    Peter Hain auto tweet says:

    Another assured performance today at PMQ’s by Ed. Tories out of touch!

  19. 19
    Gender Bender says:

    Who is the old lady in the picture?

  20. 20

    Ken Livingstone can’t add up says former TFL finance manager

  21. 21
    Tony Blair, winner! says:

    They love losers, just look at Brown and little Ed.

  22. 22

    Ken Livingstone’s crony figures add up how much they can rake off, says former TFL finance manager

  23. 23
    Quisling says:

    Ugh

    Thats like some terrible EastEnders hybrid of Pat Butcher and Patrick Trueman

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Who gives a shit about anybody you name?

  25. 25
    Gotcha! says:

    Oh dear, support from Georgeous is the kiss of death……

  26. 26
    Quisling says:

    Ken Livingstone’s figures add up says former TFL finance manager Ken Livinstone

  27. 27
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I’ve missed a few episodes. perhaps about 800, so I didn’t see that one.

    I hope it wasnt graphic.

  28. 28
    AC1 says:

    Anyone who doesn’t want to see a left wing state monopoly dictating everything on T.V.

  29. 29

    Ken Livingstone’s fingers in the pie adds up to trouble says everyone.

  30. 30
    An English Patriot says:

    Not even those filth at BBC London/5 Live can help Livingstones now

  31. 31
    Head 4 Figures says:

    But George you seem to forget that Ken has said he can’t cope with figures and that is why he uses a Brighton accountant and a shell company to work out how much tax not to pay.

  32. 32
    Ed Moribund says:

    I support Ken ..no wait..not him…he’s well dodgy. The other one..The good one…The one everyone likes…not Boris ..the other one… the red candidate…ohh..wassernameagain…? Nosmo king? Emu King? Una Sharples? ..what was her name again?

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    Sky is just as shit as the BBC and the rest. Sometimes the same shit, sometimes different shit.

  34. 34
    Quisling says:

    Here who can photoshop these 2 together

  35. 35
    gramma says:

    I had the hope that the 2010 Liberal surge would announce the demise of the Labour party, but the recent emasculation of the Conservative party has turned dream into nightmare.
    “If only Labour had picked a semi credible candidate!”
    Surely the question should be -If God or the government had only granted us a credible electorate without the postal vote.
    Until the returning officers insist that each voter receiving a dollop of indelible ink on the voting finger that has made it’s mark, the system will remain an insecure lottery.

  36. 36
    An English Patriot says:

    Go and set up another think tank

  37. 37
    Fox News says:

    That’s why Mad Hatty called for it to be shut down I s’pose.

  38. 38
    a non says:

    Elvis has left the building Ed.

  39. 39

    Ken’s figures add up says former climate change adviser who signed off Ken’s dodgy double accounting numbers

  40. 40
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Lord Desai is nearly right about Ken. The problem is that Ken keeps harking back to a past that never existed.

  41. 41
  42. 42
    Royal Mail says:

    We’ve had to take on extra staff in South London

  43. 43
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Another Mosley, another Labour Party. Oh, dear.

  44. 44
    jgm2 says:

    It would be a mistake to write Ken off. Look what happened to Labour when George Galloway and his Islamic hordes got their …errr.. vote out.

    Look at Omaha Beach in the US. 95% of bl*a*cks voted for him. The dumb old colour-blind whities just split along ideological lines. Result – Obama in the White House. Not that I think McCain would’ve been any better. Although anything would be better than Bush.

    If the Labour whities hold their nose and vote for Ken then the same thing will happen. Ken knows it. Labour knows it. I know it.

    That’s why Ken has gone all-in with his ‘beacon of Islam’ rhetoric. He’s relying on the white Labour vote just holding its nose.

  45. 45
    BBC says:

    The only past that never existed was 1997-2010

  46. 46
    Bush Joke says:

    President Bush 3 Brazilian soldiers have been killed in irak

    OMG …… How many is a Brazilian?

  47. 47
    The Labour Party says:

    But.. we didn’t vote for either Brown or Ed to be our leader. :-(

  48. 48
    Postal Voting says:

    I will win it for Ken.

  49. 49
    inside- out says:

    All these Labour Lords are scared that Milibrain might elevate Ken to the Lords,to carry on quaffing from the public trough.

  50. 50
    Mr A Cynic. says:

    This is why I didn’t bother voting in 2010. What’s the point, when my vote counts for nothing as it’s over-ridden by the 20 non-existent postal-voting Muslims ‘living’ in the house across the road?

  51. 51
    Quisling says:

    Is the bar there also subsidised?

  52. 52
    Blue team vs Red team says:

    Well what I find is Sky News follows the BBC line an almost everything along with most of the other MSM. The gaping chasm between what the average guy in the street thinks on many issues and what the MSM and the main three parties pump out is growing by the day.

  53. 53
    Jack Dromey says:

    I did

  54. 54
    I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:

    Full Brazilian?
    Ooooh, Matron!

  55. 55
    Quisling says:

    Or garden shed of course

  56. 56
    Diane Fatbutt says:

    If you comment on this video your a WACIST!

  57. 57
    inside- out says:

    With a bit of luck the loons will fix the postal ballot so badly that the election would be declared null and void.Something in the realm of 120% of total electorate voting for Ken would probable do.

  58. 58
    Vimeiro says:

    Come back when the story is ‘they smashed in his back doors’

  59. 59
    LibLabCon = scum says:

    Sky may indeed be just as shit as the BBC, but you’re not forced (under threat of imprisonment) to pay the subscription fee, even if you don’t watch Sky.

    It must surely be illegal for the government to force people to pay for a product, regardless of whether or not they use it?

  60. 60
    inside- out says:

    Just like his tax figures.

  61. 61
    David says:

    Seems about right:

    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/business/old-bastard-attacked-by-useless-shower-of-piss-201205025183/

    “Unemployable misfits who spend your money on themselves said multi-billionaire Rupert Murdoch was not fit to run a business, particularly the incredibly successful one he has built from scratch.”

  62. 62
    Davey Cameron's bumsex army says:

    He’s a former marxist – Harpo I think.

    Dozy old cun*t should fuck off back to his curry shop.

  63. 63
    anonymous says:

    how about this then?

    something for every tory boy to enjoy

    http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2012/01/05/the-iron-lady—margaret-thatcher-costumes

  64. 64
    CT says:

    By their friends shall ye know them – and with friends like Galloway, who needs enemies?

    This is the final seal of approval for Boris.

  65. 65
    Davey Cameron's bumsex army says:

    Murdoch inherited his business.

  66. 66
    Variable This Is Knife says:

    I cannot wait for Ken’s no doubt statesman like and gracious concession speech. Followed swiftly by his arraignment for tax evasion.

  67. 67

    Why the f.uck has Don King waded in with his opinion on Ken the Knut?

  68. 68
    LibLabCon = scum says:

    I should have thought so. And even if it isn’t, we are forced to pay each Lord (I prefer the term ‘dumbfuck’) £300 per day tax-free to show up for work. Even if they just show up, clock-in and go home again.

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    I am sure they would like you to show them using yourself

  70. 70
    I hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

    Losers? What about that prat Kinnockio? Oh, hang on. Didn’t he make millions out of the EU, along with his school teacher wife………?

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    I thought that was Pa Broon

  72. 72
  73. 73
    nellnewman says:

    No murdoch has built his business into what it is today. He might not be very likeable but he is a successful businessman.

    It is hypocritical beyond belief that someone like twatson who has mega troughed off the taxpayer for most of his life, spends most of his time playing xbox games in his bedroom and is principally known for being gordon’s no.1 bully should think he has the authority to make a judgement on anything above the rank of garden slug.

  74. 74
    Loungelizard says:

    A small weekly called the Gronggrong Mhaitong Bugle. Circulation 39 and an old dog called Waly. It was a start…

  75. 75
    gardensheds R us says:

    Do you mind. Fertiliser or dried manure maybe. But no sensible gardener keeps fermenting sh*t in his shed. I believe you meant to say outhouse.

  76. 76
    Jacky Treehorn says:

    Ding dong! You have got my vote.

  77. 77

    Ken Livingstone’s figures all add up to be a masterclass in how to defraud the taxman AND the electorate, says former TFL finance manager?

  78. 78
    I hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

    That’s a mildly racist, non-pc comment, Davey. Excellent!

  79. 79
    Dwayne Leroy Ngoko says:

    Anonymong

    Here’s something for you to enjoy (I know you will)

  80. 80
    Anonymous says:

    Hopefully full scale humiliation only hours away for this despicable piece of Liebour trash

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    and their kids…

  82. 82
    Quisling says:

    Yes one meant the Amdega Conservatory actually

  83. 83
    Sammy the slug says:

    Don’t compare me to that greasy c**t.

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Ken Livingstone’s figures of fun include Ed Miliband …

  85. 85

    Perhaps he would like to try and set up shop with Liebour in Cable street? Or would that disrupt his Monaco based, father fixated “parties” with young fraulines?

    Someone remind this tw.at what happened to his fathers’ two heroes of the right – lamp post and bunker, I think it was.

  86. 86
    Anonymous says:

    Just wonderong Guido, but is this part of your “Bin lids for Bojo” series?

  87. 87
    DIY for beginners says:

  88. 88
    Chuka gives Ken a Chuck up says:

  89. 89
    Quisling says:

    Tax evasion? come off it he is part of the political cognoscenti whether we like it or not

    ergo untouchable

  90. 90

    He’s not fit to be mayor of capital “K” for, like, Ken!

  91. 91
    Chukattack says:

    So Boris wants to reduce the rate back to where it was for all of Labour’s time in government except for the very last month?

  92. 92
    Quisling says:

    so anyone earning over £150k pa is a millionaire. Typical Labour command of finances and math

  93. 93
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    And a contract (tax free) with the state broadcasting arm of labourl.

  94. 94

    Does that stand for “Bed & Preckfast? And is the preckfast Halal? And why don’t the opposition support a small business offering competitively priced and indifferently cleaned short-term accommodation? Had the nice policemen misplaced their front door key?

  95. 95

    Yep – whenever I read anything on here from the UKIP bedwetters I think what a bunch of tits they are. Nice of them to provide photographic evidence.

  96. 96
    Diane Abott says:

    I’m getting a wig like that.

  97. 97
    Dudley Zoo says:

    i said cut it to 20%, it don’t mean shit unless George says it

  98. 98
    Asda Price says:

    We discount George by more than 20%

  99. 99
    Quisling says:

    Just like you that page is blank!

  100. 100
    Quisling says:

    and Grandkids

  101. 101
    Ah! Monika says:

    Don’t for one moment think that Rupert will not be working on this.

    Leopards and spots remember

  102. 102
    Thomas says:

    Nice Hair

  103. 103
    bergen says:

    Don’t bank on it. He’ll start campaigning for the 2016 nomination. He considers the post as his entitlement.

  104. 104
    Very True says:

  105. 105
    Gordon Brown says:

    Me? Loser? – I was in line for the IMF job!!

  106. 106
    I second that! says:

    And if it were not for The Great Man we may have a Goering Strasse in every town, plus lots of Hillter Squares!

    n’ that!

  107. 107
    Ah! Monika says:

    THANKS
    Sanity at last

  108. 108
    Ah! Monika says:

    And The Malvinas

  109. 109
    Herman Achille Van Rompuy President of Europe says:

    And we would have surrendered our sovereignty to Europe.

  110. 110
    dr. sipp says:

    economy–its too late for plan A+ even plan algebra cant save osborne

  111. 111
    Anonymous says:

    I heard Ed on the world at one. Firstly the operation didnt work, he sounds as though he is speaking under water and secondly he is the most unpleasant politician i have ever heard on radio 4. He is really nasty, i would be embarassed to speak of other people that way even in private, cant something be done about the smug pr*ck ?

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    x 10

  113. 113
    rick says:

    Rule 1:
    Do not go against the establishment. Orwell was very clear on this.

  114. 114
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    In a moment of mild insanity I’m just hoping that they all voted for Galloway in protest against Labour spending money on loads of complete shit.

    In that particular case, a bloody great big fountain in the middle of Bradford.

  115. 115
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I’m just glad Farridge wasn’t in any way involved in the battle of britain.

  116. 116
    Democracy Now says:

    Who cares if he is right. Why is he a Lord? Who voted for him?

  117. 117
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Math? Traitor!

  118. 118
    Getting out of this pathetic Socialist shithole says:

    Socialist losers

  119. 119
    Democracy Now says:

    +1

  120. 120
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Just in case you don’t get it. Its a metaphor for the gigantic jizzing away of taxpayers money.

  121. 121
    UKIPMAN says:

    Total Fuckin Lunatic

  122. 122
    Look at what they do and not at what they say says:

    Er, no, he inherited a going concern and did not have to fight his way up from the mailroom because daddy was boss. He is as much a child of a privileged upbringing as anyone in the upper pantheons of society. They fact he has an aussie accent is a total distraction which he uses to his advantage. He is an elitist.

  123. 123
    Ah! Monika says:

    Blair to ‘re-engage’ in the UK ( Seen Elsewhere)

    Is Chilcot due to report soon?

  124. 124
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Neither was Jack Straws dad.

  125. 125
    rick says:

    So, no Nelson Mandela buildings, then.

  126. 126
    UKIPMAN says:

    150% likely this time. Blame it on inflation.

  127. 127
    Lying for Ken? says:

    Ooops, posted this on the wrong (FT) thread. Now in the right place

    People who may have caught Polly’s latest twaddle and ‘enthusiastic’ support for Ken might be startled by a number of highly Hari-esq claims she makes. It’s worth a read, albeit for a laugh.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/apr/30/vote-labour-thursday-cameron-posh?commentpage=1#end-of-comments.

    Buried deep in the 1000 odd comments someone takes her to task for the numbers she used to somehow correlate ESA rejections and deaths. I, though, was taken aback by the housing statistics that she uses; ‘…London has built just 56 affordable homes in the past six months…’

    Bad Boris! Incompetent Boris! is the message.

    Actually, the most recently published, six month figures show 3520 Housing Association and Local Authority housing completions in London, plus a further 4620 private Enterprise completions – some of which, no doubt will also be ‘affordable housing’. There was also a total of 6290 housing starts in the same period.

    Knowing that she picks up on posts on CiF I did ask where she got her figures from. But, rather like waiting for Ken’s accounts, there came no answer. Perhaps because I suggested that she may have used Ken’s magic calculator, she’s not talking.

    I thought that there were ethics and standards that applied to journalists and newspapers and that she shouldn’t resort to simply making things up (like Owen Jones does). I am tempted to ask whether the Guardian is a fit and proper publication if it allows this sort of thing, without sanction.

    Reply

  128. 128
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

    I know UKIP want out of Europe, but what’s their other point?

  129. 129
    Fish says:

    Your so funny, Nige.

    Chocks away – look out for those power lines.

  130. 130
    Durr... says:

    I was just going to type Nice Hair….

    This seemed to be relevant

    What the Fire Chief Said

    For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
    For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
    Not fair to make judgment of this, until you see what the Fire Chief says!!!!
    In South Los Angeles , a 4-plex home was destroyed by a fire.

    A Mexican family of six, all welfare recipients and gang members,

    Lived on the first floor, they died.

    An Islamic group of seven welfare cheats,

    All illegally in the country from Kenya , lived on the second floor,

    And they, too, all perished in the fire.
    6 LA, Hispanic, Gang Bangers, & ex-cons,

    Lived on the 3rd floor and they, too, died.
    A lone, white couple lived on the top floor.
    The couple survived the fire.
    Jesse Jackson, John Burris and Al Sharpton were furious!!

    They flew into LA and met with the fire chief, on camera.

    They loudly demanded to know,

    Why the Blacks, Black Muslims and Hispanics,

    All died in the fire and why only the White couple lived?

    The Fire Chief said,

    “They were at work”

  131. 131
    Starve the BBC Beast says:

    Shut up Abbot. Nobody gave you permission to speak you pus-encrusted sack of Bantha piss.

  132. 132
    UKIPMAN says:

    Some people may not like Farage but he is 100% right about the EU. Today’s unemployment figures for the Eurozone are proof of that. The EU is teh elephant in the room that is studiously avoided by the Liblabcon brigade.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17921071

    Europe isn’t working. VOTE UKIP.

  133. 133
    Dame Clittie O'Risss of Vulva says:

    Oh no you weren’t, dream on!
    One fecked up country on which I reside is enough, let alone the rest of the planet!

    Get back in your box before the men in white coats arrive.

  134. 134
    Untouchables says:

    Funny how the old bill are nowhere to be seen when it comes to election ‘irregularities’ in the postal vote rigging communities.

  135. 135
    Durr... says:

    Only 5 bloody Tories seem to support Murdoch now – all on the Committee too, bloody losers.

  136. 136
    Starve the BBC Beast says:

    There are no ethics amongst the muppets of Tuscany.

    Pollytwaddle will continue to make up numbers just as her special friends did when reciting tractor stats for Parliament.

    The M.O. is: make the allegation on the front page, bury the retraction amongst the loan adverts.

  137. 137
    jgm2 says:

    Bit fucking stupid smashing the bulb and taking your shoes off though.

    The justified complaint of ‘elf an’ saf’ty is that it makes the job about five times longer, more difficult and more expensive without significantly improving your safety compared to the risk of just doing the job.

    Smashing the bulb with a lump hammer instead of just unscrewing it is just as fucking stupid.

  138. 138
    Steve says:

    Wow. He gets to be a lord AND have a full-on afro.

    Unless he’s a she of course.

  139. 139
    jgm2 says:

    I think you’ve got that gag wrong.

  140. 140
    Durr... says:

    There was I thinking bedwetters just pissed their beds…

  141. 141
    Mando Lynne says:

    Remind me
    Is that the same Oona that got the boot from George ‘The Cat’ Galloway for telling the truth and sticking up for the good populus of London?
    If I remeber she was telling it how it was.

  142. 142
    UKIPMAN says:

    Enough of this parochial trivia.

    What matters far more is the damage being done to the economies of Britain and Europe by the stupid EU. Unemployment at a record and raging recession. Meanwhile most other non-European countries are growing.

    What does that tell us of this idiotic experiment?

  143. 143
    Geedo's modder says:

    Only us toffs have outhouses – and by the way, it is pronounced “itehice”.

  144. 144
    Dobbie says:

    But he is right about Rupey.

  145. 145
    AC1 says:

    There’s rather a lot of other very sensible policies (and some not so) if you take the time to visit their website.

  146. 146
    AC1 says:

    Obama Joke.

    See him say something without an autocue in front of him. Obama’s a thicky, who did much worse at Uni than Bush.

  147. 147
    Starve the BBC Beast says:

    Go to a rather well known website, the name of which may, or may not, rhyme with “frugal”. Search for UKIP manifesto.

    http://www.giyf.com/

  148. 148
    Dobbie says:

    Gag?

  149. 149
    Geedo's modder says:

    He’s actually a former harpist – Mark I think.

  150. 150
    Gordon 'Scratch' Mescrotum says:

    Aye wer’e doomed!!

  151. 151
    Geedo's modder says:

    Read somewhere or other today that 10,000 of them are being posted to cover all the polling stations in Tower Hamlets. They’ll be eay to spot as they’ll each be wearing a multi-coloured dishdasha (Arabic for a tent) and smoking a hookah pipe.

  152. 152

    I think you’ll find Ialready have a muff exactly like that, which is where I got the idea for “Whitey, divide and rule” from, as it sounded much better than what I usually hear, which is “Fart and give us a clue, luv.”

  153. 153
    W. Moatsnot (anag) says:

    Leave me out of this. Max and I are just “good friends”.

  154. 154
    Dobbie says:

    Only one math makth life eathier.

  155. 155
    W. Moatsnot (anag) says:

    “community organisers”, like Select Committee members, need a certain something which others don’t have. One of these days I’ll remember what it is.

  156. 156
    W. Moatsnot (anag): getting my retaliation in first says:

    Judge queries second Leveson probe
    Press Association – 1 hour 5 minutes agoEmailPrintRelated ContentView PhotoLord Justice Leveson says legal delays may scupper the planned second part of his probe into wrongdoing at News International
    The judge leading the Leveson Inquiry into media standards has suggested the planned second part of his probe – into specific allegations of wrongdoing at the News of the World – may not go ahead.

    The lengthy delay caused by the need to await the conclusion of police investigations and possible trials means that it will be “very many months, if not longer” before the second part of the inquiry can begin, said Lord Justice Leveson.

    Although he did not rule out pressing ahead as planned, he suggested that consideration should be given to the value of a second inquiry which would involve “enormous cost” to taxpayers and participants and would “trawl over” material which is many years out of date.

    In a ruling published late on Tuesday on the inquiry website, Lord Justice Leveson said he believed it was “in everyone’s interests” to allow the first part of his investigation at the Royal Courts of Justice to go “as far as it possibly can” in the hope of answering public concerns about press behaviour.

    When Prime Minister David Cameron commissioned the probe in the wake of revelations about phone-hacking at the News of the World in July 2011, he gave Lord Justice Leveson a remit to carry out an inquiry in two parts.

    The first, to start immediately, would inquire into the “culture, practices, and ethics” of the media, including contacts and relationships between the press, politicians and police, and make recommendations for a more effective policy and regulatory regime in the future.

    Only after the completion of any police investigations or trials would the judge begin the second part of the inquiry, addressing “the extent of unlawful or improper conduct within News International, other newspaper organisations and, as appropriate, other organisations within the media”, as well as allegations of corrupt payments to police and complaints about the initial police response to phone-hacking claims.

    With police currently investigating a number of individuals and no indication of whether or when any prosecutions may be brought, it is thought likely to be 18 months or longer before the second part of the inquiry can begin.

    Lord Justice Leveson stressed that the possibility that the second part of the inquiry may not go ahead has not affected his approach to the first part.

    But he added: “It is undeniably a sensible strategic consideration for those who have participated in this inquiry.”

  157. 157

    I started to read it, but then realised that I may not have much of the 21st century left to live in, and thought “Political no hopers, looking to cash in on those sick and tired of cynical politicians, by being cynical politicians” and thought f.uck it.

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    Igotta Rugg says:

    Can I help Sahib? I sell the biggest carpets in Birmingham to sweep all this under. Best get on with it before the Motorman files are released.

  159. 159
    Quisling says:

    Who was it that said “The last time the French asked for more proof it came marching into Paris under a Swastika”?

  160. 160

    And wasn’t the first thing the Mayor of Paris did when the Panzers rolled in, was to ask the Nazi commander Dietrich von Choltitz ” A table for 150,000, Monsieur?”

  161. 161
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    Not only vote for ukip but sell all my sheep

  162. 162

    What – even the pretty one?

  163. 163
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Fucking appalling! Disgusting! Fucking Nazi stormtroopers with covered faces!

    What the hell has happened to this country?

    This Englishman’s home was clearly not his castle.

    I truly dispair.

  164. 164
    joescotus says:

    you’ve got a filthy mind ,funny but filthy!

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    CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

    What’sup,Anonymong? Do you fear the truth getting out about Corrupt Labour politicians and unhinged Millionaires eaten up with vengeance getting together to destroy a perceived enemy? Don’t forget Mosley was the head of Formula 1 when his mate Bernie Ecclestone bunged New Labour a million quid to change government policy over cigarette advertising.

    It seems Twatson was judging Murdoch by Labour’s own low standards when he accused him of heading a criminal organisation (under Parliamentary privilege, of course, the fat cowardly shitstain)

    He accuses the Murdochs of being unfit to run a company because they said they were kept in the dark about NOW phone hacking yet the fat sweaty slug said he didn’t know McBride was smearing and libelling innocent people on behalf of Labour when he shared the SAME OFFICE with him.

    It just shows the criminal dishonesty of Labour politicians -but of course because they are YOUR ideological soulmates you’ll excuse them.The end justifies the means in your philosophy. Why don’t you crawl back up Twatson’s sweaty arse, you leftie turd!

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    CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

    Feckin’ modded again Guido! FFS Guido, get this automod “e@” algorithm sorted before you lose readers.

  167. 167
    CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

    Mr Moartsnot (Anag.), I thought Leveson had only been concentrating his efforts on investigating News International, even though evidence was produced other newspapers were involved in “phone hacking”. Surely starting a second part of the probe would just duplicate what he’s already done?

  168. 168
    CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

    Chuckup’s another Labour hypocrite. What does this c*nt know about paying taxes in this country. I thought he benefited from the riches his parents gave him from their offshore tax haven. I wish I could buy £1200 suits and charge them to the taxpayer like this troughing bastard.

  169. 169
    One policy state says:

    While it’s the B&P today, it could well be the UKIP tomorrow. The corrupt quisling British establishment will not allow any threat to their Liblabcon status quo.

    State intimidation of awkward political parties is no longer just for the third world. It’s part and parcel of the post-democratic west.

  170. 170
    Jumbo says:

    Elderly women handing out Vote Labour leaflets at my local SE London station with no mention of him and the women themselves saying gaily: “Don’t to vote tomorrow!” They don’t answer when you enquire which candidate they are backing, taking the momentum out of the response: “I’d sooner eat shit!”

  171. 171
    Jumbo says:

    I mean don’t forget to vote tomorrow

  172. 172
    Airey Belvoir says:

    He looks like he is emerging feet-first from a sheep’s arse.

  173. 173
    Bob Diamond Breezer says:

    What a joy it will be to wake up on Friday and have Boris back in office – lets hope David who backed him so courageously in the Standard today lets him implement some of his policies: an amnesty for the 2 million or so ileagals living in London, lower taxes, no cut in housing benefits, more cable cars, nostalgia busses, bikes etc etc

  174. 174
    Airey Belvoir says:

    What the hell has happened to the Chilcot findings? The grass has grown very high indeed over that!

  175. 175
    Airey Belvoir says:

    Why do the French plant all those lines of trees along their roads?

    So the Germans can march in the shade.

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    Not all there says:

    Francs? They rip you off in both peace-time and war-time those petits voleurs :-)

  177. 177
    Quisling says:

    Mea Culpa

  178. 178
    Quisling says:

    For sale: Italian rifle, very good condition only been dropped once

  179. 179
    Anonymous says:

    are all tories mongs or do they just play at it

  180. 180
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    I have read almost everything Orwell ever penned. Some of it is tedious, repetitious and self-regarding. He is, in a sense, the ultimate Guardianista – ashamed of his own privilleged, upper middle class origins – and wishing to throw in his lot with the prolitarian underclasses.

    However. Tedious and wretchedly socialist though Orwell was, he was a prophet, and a remarkably accurate one – evern foreseeing the technologies that would ultimately enslave us and spy on us from the cradle to the grave.

    1984 and all that. When commenters mentioned that title 10 years ago we laughed and thought it a cliche.

    But now, I think Orwell has the last laugh.

  181. 181
    Jethro says:

    Most members of any Orchestra are Harpist: the Brass are all completely.

  182. 182
    A Bloody Viking says:

    Peas are off !

  183. 183
    WVM says:

    Unfortunately this is what happens in the UK if you step out of line, thank god he didn’t tweet the wrong thing or it would have been 56 days in jail.

  184. 184
    WVM says:

    The man’s a genius!

  185. 185

    Red Ken so loves digging his own grave.

    Let’s hope Red Ed Miliband doesn’t follow suit even though the only winner would be Red Ed Balls.

  186. 186
    Abdul (again) says:

    wanna me printed postbox letter cards? plenty cheap!

  187. 187
    Sally's Alley says:

    Help things slip along a treat!

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    Laser Practitioner in the clit clinic says:

    Only prob I’ve got is, – I can’t control the depth of cut

  189. 189
    Tch! tch! says:

    entitlement? – – ENTHRONEMENT! (surely)

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    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Just another example of how the UK is committing suicide.

  191. 191
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Shouldn’t that Stacey chap have been released by now. He’s served half his sentence. Obviously his parents aren’t rich or he would only have served a quarter.

  192. 192
    Clouseau says:

    A classic case of the criminal returning to the scene of the crime.

  193. 193
    Eccles says says:

    That is not a labour peer in that photo.

    That is Eddie Murphy in disguise.

  194. 194
    I'm Not Judging, But... says:

    The French have even stopped Paris Disney from holding a 20th anniversary firework display, because when they had one on their tenth anniversary, an entire regiment of French troops tried to surrender to 3 startled Swiss tourists.

  195. 195
    I'm Not Judging, But... says:

    How did the EU f.uck up the economies of the USA, Argentina, Australia, Iceland etc, etc, etc…

    Foil hats are obviously not allowed at UKIP meetings, as they clash with the swastika armbands your mum knitted for you.

    Move on, simple solutions for simpletons ONLY allowed to stop here…..


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