May 11th, 2012

When is a Leak Not a Leak?

Alastair Campbell got all high and mighty with Toby Young yesterday:

Campbell should not be so cocky about this, he is as he was forced to admit to Leveson, the original source of the leak if not the direct leaker to Guido. Given his job in government was effectively Leaker-in-Chief some may doubt his protestations. He should listen to himself on “The Case for Self-Doubt in Creativity” rather than be so sure…


127 Comments

  1. 1
    Brass Eye says:

    Does he also have advanced knowledge of Burnley FC’s results?

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    • 10
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Quite easy to guess.

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      • 31

        Given the destructive damage Campbell wreaked on this country in the name of legacy and vanity, why does anyone consider this odious prick’s words worth listening to. He is worth less than Jordan

        Cut the fucker dead

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        • 54
          Guy Burgess says:

          I would like to take a leak over both fuckwits right now.

          The late, great Michael Young must be spinning in his grave at having such a fuckwit of as son.

          The stupid git doesn’t even understand what his father meant by the term “meritocracy”.

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          • Rage Against the Politcal Elite says:

            He should keep his Fu-king mouth Shut, After WMD Fu-king lies and the blanket bombing of IRAQ. He should be arrested for Joint Venture with his mate BLIAR and dragged crying infront of the International courts.

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          • Sod the Eds says:

            I have nothing but respect for Toby Young and what he has achieved. You on the other hand were a traitor and should have been hanged by the balls next to that lying Huhne Campbell.

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          • HRH says:

            Oi, Fawkes, get a job, you fat useless c’unt.

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          • THE ELECTORATE says:

            I don’t remember electing Campbell, so the pretentious little shit can eff right off and stop wasting more of our tax money and air.
            The Electorate

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        • 65
          English Liberation Front says:

          ELF has long believed that a man’s capacity for good or evil is etched on his face by the time he reaches a certain age. Looking at Alistair Campbell’s face I do not think he has been a good man. I think he has many demons too but cannot bring himself to purge them from his soul by being truthful and honest – let alone contrite.

          I feel sorry for him. But more than that I feel sorry that this imperfect man was able to influence power over our country for so long.

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        • 126
          Whippersnapper2 says:

          Come come nothing is more worthless than Jordan…..at least sh’e got big tits.
          Mind you, Campbell is a big cnut.

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    • 29
      Lord Kinnock of Wind-Baggery! says:

      Get Adam Boulton… That bust up on Sky was epic!

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    • 34
      The Sheikh Of Arabeee says:

      I’m a Burnley fan, and I wish the fucking lying fucking warmongering fucking self-righteous fucking c untwaft would stay away from Turf Moor.

      Fuck off Campbell, you shitstain.

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    • 74
      Tommo says:

      Toby Young makes wrose telly prorammes than Alaistair Campbell

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  2. 2
    Labour Induction Video says:

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  3. 3
    Trinny says:

    Oh, get a room you two

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  4. 4
    Tony Bliar didnt fool me says:

    Hasn’t he drunk himself to death yet….

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  5. 5
    chriselee says:

    He’s a snide,devious bastard,always has been,always will be.

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  6. 6
    Seabury Pongleton QC says:

    Why can’t this odious man be removed from British public life?

    He’s the lowest of the low.

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    • 21
      nellnewman says:

      No please don’t let him be removed! He should stay forever in the public eye so that we never forget the dire alycampbell/bliar days and the damian/brown government that followed them.

      They engineered the biggest pe@cetime disaster this country has ever suffered.

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      • 35
        Anon says:

        You don’t need to limit it to pe*acetime. Even Hitler’s Third Reich didn’t cause as much damage to Britain as that inflicted on us by Bliar and McDoom. At least we could clear up the bomb damage – what Liebour have done will be with us forever and ever.

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        • 109
          Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

          No, Bliar and McDoom did all they could to damage England, not Britain. Everything they did was motivated by a hatred of us English.

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    • 23
      Backwoodsman says:

      Odious, the very word I was looking for , whereas his chum macbride always struck me as reptilian. Draper oth looks positively scrofulous .
      labour really does attract the dregs.

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    • 30
      The BBC says:

      We love him

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    • 44
      a non says:

      There is no known cure for political aids.

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  7. 7
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    A tittle tattle diversion. Today is “Gordon and Sarah in Pyjamas” day. and “texty-wexty to rebecca day”.

    I’ve got a bucket to hand.

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  8. 9
    Dead man found under a tree says:

    I want to know who murdered me

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  9. 11
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “How to Break a Super-Injunction”

    Step 1 : Find someone with a web server that actually works.

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  10. 12
    Fabians are Evil says:

    Not content with being a total Bastard the bastard actually continues to practice the art of bastardtry – He truly wants to be seen and remembered as the BIG bastard.

    Oh and he is a total twat!

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  11. 13

    We expect a quiet news day today, with the occasional dog expected to be heard barking.

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    • 18
      Rinka Scott says:

      (sigh)

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    • 25
      Roving Reporter and mysery Shoper ..well it's a mystery to me says:

      The one in the night ? or the one that didn’t bark ?

      P.S. Friday a quiet day in C.N ????.You want to try shopping at Sainsburys…you can’t get in the bloody car-park at the back for Range Rovers(although I suspect they’re all in the The Cotswold Deli and Cheese Shop)

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  12. 14
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Aha, he’s trying to cover his tracks but Campbell has been flushed out for leaking – not the first time! – and he’s on the run now.

    His tweets read like a desperate rearguard action to stop people pointing at his slippery ways.

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  13. 15
    nellnewman says:

    I am glad he keeps re@ppearing in the public eye. He and a certain person called damian were the epitomy of the worst government this country has ever seen.

    We need to be reminded of that every so often Because there would be another damian alycampbell if militwit ever got his hands on the levers of power.

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    • 119
      One-Term-Dave says:

      “…the epitomy of the worst government this country has ever seen.”

      Give me time, I’m working on it.

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  14. 16
    nellnewman says:

    I am glad he keeps re@ppe@ring in the public eye. He and a certain person called damian were the epitomy of the worst, most undemocratic government this country has ever seen.

    We need to be reminded of that every so often Because there would be another damian alycampbell if militwit ever got his hands on the levers of power.

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    • 70
      Anonymous says:

      Their advisors now seem to be of the same ilk, i have never heard such unpleasant , sneering tripe than that which Milliband comes out with on news bulletin after news bulletin.It doesnt show milliband himself in a very good light either.

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      • 120
        Liebour-hating bastard says:

        “It doesnt show milliband himself in a very good light either.”

        Understatement of the century.

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  15. 19

    Amazing. Does he seriously believe that he’s still of consequence, instead of the used-condom he obviously is?

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  16. 20
    Anonymous says:

    A cotho

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  17. 24
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Campbell must be brain dead.

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  18. 28
    Forkbender says:

    Campbell and Coulson are two sides of the same coin, memories not very good when it suits them and both “got into bed with prime ministers”

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  19. 37
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Big tough man campbell, hard as nails he is with scared little officials who want to get on, but it all must go on out of sight.
    When the big hard man is fronted-up live on tv by an old man, who happens to be Michael Howard, the big hard man who does all his hard man stuff behind peoples backs, folds like a yellow rat and says nothing.

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  20. 38
    Steve Miliband says:

    The BBC seem quite accurate with their pre Levenson briefings. They are saying Brown and Blair will also be discussed with Rebekah

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    • 102
      jgm2 says:

      Brown and Blair will be discussed in the sense that the only thing that will make it to the BBC News is ‘Blair and Brown were never in any way compromised by Murdoch..’ It’s quite astonishing how Murdoch’s championing of the Reign of Imbecility has been airbrushed from history. How it seems that only the T*ry hierarchy (who weren’t in power while all this phone-hacking malarky was going on) are somehow uniquely to blame for it all. Damned by association.

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  21. 39
    Cicero says:

    As we say in Scotland what a tadger

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  22. 49
    Ex-Tory says:

    This c**t should be in prison, having slops emptied over his head and getting broken glass in his mash.

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  23. 50
    The Liebour Party says:

    We never leak.

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  24. 52
    National Socialist says:

    “Major UK companies cut secret tax deals in Luxembourg” – BBC

    Northern & Shell among them.

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  25. 53
    Financial Armageddon says:

    Never mind the Leveson sideshow. Just watch the slomo JPM collapse today. The shadow banking system, based in London, is heading for wipeout.

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  26. 55
    nellnewman says:

    Talking of gordon I see the spectator is urging hollande to have a meeting with the ‘brilliant’ gordon brown to get tips on how to make his socialist government successful and open the door to a europe@an leftwing revival.

    You couldn’t make it up – talk about delusions!!

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    • 66
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I don’t think you should be spending time looking into Hollande. His policies actually make Brown look quite sensible. If that is beyond your imagination, or you find it too outrageous to contemplate, look away now.

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      Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

      Leftwing revival? Didn’t notice the bastards losing power.

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  27. 56
    Trip down memory lane says:

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  28. 58
    Le Twatter says:

    M. Hollande est un hoon

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  29. 61
    UKIPMAN says:

    Has the tw@ apologised yet over falsifying the dossier of WMDs in Iraq?

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    • 63
      Steve Miliband says:

      Has Gordon turned up for work?

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    • 80
      Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

      The man is a war criminal – hundreds of thousands of civilians died based on his dossier which in turn was based on a PhD thesis written in the late 90’s. The data used in this thesis could never ever been verified unless you spent months in Iraq with the UN weapons experts

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    • 91
      Ex Labour Spin Tosser says:

      We found some WMV’s on Saddam’s laptop.
      Close enough move on

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  30. 64
    Brass Eye says:

    Brilliant :)

    Print one out now in readiness.

    http://bit.ly/KULNt4

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    • 77
      Brass Eye says:

      Forgot the disclaimer …..

      *Disclaimer: these cards are not official and the
      branding should in no way suggest any official
      Leveson merchandising endorsement deal, nor
      in the unlikely event that anything on the cards
      turns out to be right should you assume any
      prior leak from a core participant, and anyone
      using these cards as a drinking game has only
      themselves to blame for any pre-lunch
      hangover that occurs.

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  31. 69
    Blood All Over His Slimey Hands says:

    Campbell? Should stick to what he knows best, booze!

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  32. 72
    The country says says:

    Al, not libellous because everybody thinks you’re a lying deceitful self centred arrogant hypocritical cnut already. No charge for the advice, you’re welcome.
    Cheers

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    • 90
      jgm2 says:

      Indeed. I thought for ‘libel’ or ‘slander’ to stick it had to involve some loss of reputation.

      If the worst that could be said about Campbell was that he’d ‘leaked’ some information then I’m sure he’d be delighted.

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  33. 73
    ? says:

    Did any one recall that Campbell in a scotch name?

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  34. 75
    anony says:

    it highlights, once again, how far this country has fallen if fucking alistair campbell can still make the news

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  35. 83
    Lord Highest of Justices Turkeyforahat says:

    I find the right honourable Lord Campbell most fragrant, could anyone possibly conceive that this upstanding pillar of the political establishment could ever lie for any reason whatsoever.

    I award 20 million pounds english sterling to the plaintiff as some measure of compensation for the awful slur on his good name and character.

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  36. 87
    Conundrum says:

    Tricky one for Blair, if he actually believes his new found religious faith and that there is indeed a God then of course both he and Campbell are going straight to hell!

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  37. 92
    Moley says:

    I don’t understand how anyone can worry about such a has been as Campbell when, according to “Seen elsewhere”

    “JP Morgan has a trading loss of 2 Trillion dollars.”

    Hopefully this is a misprint.

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  38. 93
    Abdel Hakim Belhaj says:

    I’ve just written a PhD thesis detailing proof that Iran has WMD’s…

    Any offers?

    (Internet bids considered ony)

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  39. 94
    Ghost Of David Kelly says:

    Cambell, one day I’m going to get you, you lying obsequious c.unt.

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  40. 95
    Alyingstare Campbell says:

    Join me up here on the Moral High Ground with me old mates Tony B£iar, P. Mandevilson and Lard Pressclott.

    The view is quite spectacular.

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  41. 100
    Father Jack says:

    Arse.

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  42. 101
    Le Twatter says:

    cent

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  43. 103
    Ali£rdWayTone J. LyingStare says:

    Trust us! We’re straightkindaguys!

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  44. 105
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Ross Hawkins of the BBC is still wetting himself, and hoping that Brooks shames Cameron. It ain’t going to happen Hawkins you leftie idiot.
    Hawkins really has been brain washed by the BBC.

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  45. 107
    Steve Miliband says:

    Brooks testimony = damp squib

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  46. 112
    Johnny says says:

    When is a Leak Not a Leak?

    When Fiona Millar doesn’t like Toby Young’s ideas about schools.

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  47. 122

    “Given his job in government was effectively Leaker-in-Chief”

    Er. Ćunt-in-Chief, I think

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  48. 123
    Abigail Williams says:

    Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you. And you know I can do it; I saw Indians smash my dear parents’ heads on the pillow next to mine, and I have seen some reddish work done at night, and I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!

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  49. 125
    You have 2b delusional to support Labour. says:

    Tell him to jog on!

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