May 25th, 2012

Leveson Headliners Take to Stage

Next’s week witness list for Leveson is a fiery one. Blair is is all day Monday and Hunt all day Thursday. Cable, Gove, May and Ken Clarke will also face a grilling. If this is the calibre of witnesses this week, expect the PM and Brown to be called in the first week of June. The Inquiry is not sitting in Jubilee week which gives the PM plenty of time with his lawyers and coaches…


  1. 1
    Dead man found under a tree says:

    When is Brown getting called then.

  2. 2
    Beastly sino doctor says:

    “Gordons Browns arsehole is this wide after a week in the Hamptons”

  3. 3
    Steve Miliband says:

    Remind what this charade is all about again?

  4. 4
    Aaron D Highside says:

    It’s all they’re talking about in Poundstretcher

  5. 5
    Fair and balanced says:

    I thought your headline read

    “Leveson takes to the stage”

    He is haing more than his statutoiry 15 minutes of fame
    in this good B movie…

    Makes me think of what Gracie Fields once said when the lights went off on her stage :

    “I am up to my ass in midgets”

  6. 6
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Brown cannot make it, he has to feed his rocking horse.

  7. 7
    Gordoom says:

    I am going to be French letter today

    Blinky told me to…

  8. 8
    tedious expensive sideshow crap says:

    so, BBC will be live on every day except Monday then.
    Isnt that the way it works…

  9. 9
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    I thought he was going to don top hat and tails and sing:

    There may be trouble ahead,
    But while there’s music and moonlight,
    And love and romance,
    Let’s face the music and dance.
    Before the fiddlers have fled,
    Before they ask us to pay the bill,
    And while we still have that chance,
    Let’s face the music and dance.
    Soon, we’ll be without the moon,
    Humming a different tune, and then,
    There may be teardrops to shed,
    So while there’s music and moonlight,
    And love and romance,
    Let’s face the music and dance.

  10. 10
    Dead man found under a tree says:

    Wait till Brown gets called, ther will be a total BBC blakout except on the bits wher theliar spouts on about his kidsmedical records.

  11. 11
    Fair and balanced says:

    LOLO as our one and only raving PM would say

    Top of the day to you Sir

    To what tune pray ?

  12. 12
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Or, after the Hampton’s have had a week in him.

  13. 13
    Le Monde correspondent says:

    A “light touchy touchy” Frenchie?

    Like Dominique Strauss Kahn I suppose..

  14. 14
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Not having a rival to the B-bbc.

  15. 15
    Louis XV says:

    Après moi le deluge

  16. 16
    Fuck Nose says:

    Dunno, but Elvis Costello is doing a fine job for the Counsel to the Inquiry.

  17. 17
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    Will Broon show up in battle dress? After all it is war (on Murdoch).

    I’m sure there’s a picture of him somewhere with his big helmet and battle gear on.

  18. 18
    Scoop says:

    Blair may well have a problem here. He is used to setting up inquisitions in order to whitewash over the truth, this leveson event is in my experience the first ever that is aiming to expose the truth. And I think Cameron deserves praise for giving him such a wide remit, no way would have Blair (campbell) done this.

    How does he manage to get all these confidential emails and texts?

  19. 19
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    If and when Gordon Brown ever gives evidence, do you suppose it will look anything like this?

  20. 20
    Mustaffa Councilhouse says:

    What’s this Leveson shit about again?The press having undue influence over politicians?
    Let’s look at the evidence.
    Euro bollocks,Global warming bollocks,multiculti bollocks,PC bollocks,immigration bollocks,crime bollocks,shit education bollocks.
    All this bollocks agenda is pure Gaurdianistas.
    The left wing press tail has been wagging the fucking Dog in this country.
    Murdoch,who the fuck is he?

  21. 21
    Nero awakens says:

    When Brown appears, there will not be a BBC blackout

    There will a general collapse in all broadcasting in Britain

    Leveson will be seen running from the building holding his head..

    Leaving “Mister Jay” to twitter on while the roof falls in on this horror movie

  22. 22
    Rebekah wades in.... says:

    To the tune of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”, presumably.

  23. 23
    Nero awakens says:

    Talk about washng dirty linen in public…

    This is beyond a joke…

    Is there one of this chancers who should not be in jail?

  24. 24
  25. 25
    St Vincent of Cable says:

    Vain cable will not be pleased. Hunt gets a whole day while he only gets a couple of hours.

  26. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Frighteningly accurate.

  27. 27
    Sophie says:

    So the BBC, Guardian, Unions Nexus have just about closed down any opposition in the provate sector they had in broadcasting.

    Welcome to East Germany.

    Dellers skewers Cameron in the DT today.

    Cameron is toast – so is the party if they dont jetison him & his cabal of pro EU Heathite liberals.

    Vote UKIP

  28. 28
    David, call me Prime Minister if you like says:

    LOL x x and laughing rather loudly.

  29. 29
    Woman on the left says:

    Oh is that who it is, I thought it was Toulouse- Lautrec.

  30. 30
    Rage Against the Politcal Elite says:

    Is that a fu-king magic trick he is attempting. Like the lot of useless Bast-rds couldn’t run a corner shop thats why they need to steal the TAX payers cash to prop up their Ponzi Scheme. Economic terrorists the lot of them.

  31. 31
    Court reporter says:

    He couldn’t touch this..

  32. 32
    roy says:

    was watching telly last night where they were talking about the USA debt crisis which we would all be talking about if it weren’t for the Euro car crash.

    is it possible for the UK to selectively default on the debts Brown built up structurally?

    so the markets wouldn’t allow it to happen again.

  33. 33
    Dave says:

    I don’t need a coach. I’m already at level 7 on angry birds, thank-you.

  34. 34
    Yawn says:

    Wow – I didn’t realise what I’d been missing all these years.

  35. 35
    Rage Against the Politcal Elite says:

    Well said Scoop. Cameron deserves a MEDAL for giving us a glimpse at the corruption of the democratic process, and after the whole Global economic meltdown, We can start again without all of the vested interests and fraud. I suggest far greater penalties for any one in a position of power who abuse their position. Like Directors of listed companies that TAKE more for producing terrible results for workers and share holders.

  36. 36
    Jezza Hunt says:

    “And the rent boy’s cock was this wide! Almost made me eyeballs fall out!”

  37. 37
    roy says:

    Robert jay is a copper bottomed 100% c#nt.
    I was actually rooting for Piers Morgan.

    How can any person be so vile that I want to punch his face in after just seeing him on the tv for 10 minutes?

  38. 38
    Dave's tennis coach says:

    Dave’s wrist is a bit limp, if you know what I mean.

  39. 39
    Tanya says:

    Hiya sexy. Fancy a bit of breathy, sweaty, hedonistic girl-on-girl action? This heat is making me dribbley!

  40. 40
    Rage Against the Politcal Elite says:

    The parlous state of the USA economy makes Europe look like a side show. The derivatives market of 600 trillion dollars is mainly held by USA banks. Once Greece default properly the Credit Default Swap market will come tumbling down bringing most of the USA and European banks with them. AAA my Arse.

  41. 41
    Rage Against the Politcal Elite says:

    Spot on Jezza couldn’t have said that better myself. By the WAY is that guy in Norway one?? You know the Mass murderer who obviously hates the World.

  42. 42
    Sarah Macaulay says:

    I thought he shagged boys in Cape Cod?

  43. 43

    Is anyone making a book on whether Brown will turn up for Leveson? Will he give evidence the day after he’s due so no-one will be watching?

  44. 44
    Jimmy says:

    Jubilee weekend might not be a bad to time to announce a quiet resignation.

  45. 45
    Newsnight is shite says:

    Oh yes

  46. 46
    Newsnight is shite says:

    Only if Theresa May arranges the booking.

  47. 47
    I regret that I cannot recall that conversation and I recall that fact if nothing else says:

    This morning’s session was a damp squib

  48. 48
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    That nice Mr Murdoch has already told us that Mr Brown is not very well in the head.

    Mr Leveson still wants to call Mr Brown so I can only assume that Mr Brown has passed some form of medical examination which in the interests of transparency will be appended to his witness statement.

  49. 49
    My Dad came from Tonypandy says:

    I would have thought a Bank holiday weekend would be the perfect time to arrest a few suspects.

  50. 50
    M says:

    Perhaps James Purnell should be called leveson ?

  51. 51
    Cabinet Secretary says:

    L’état c’est moi.

  52. 52
    john in cheshire says:

    When are they going to investigate the mirror, the guardian, the members of the last labour government and the bbc? Or did I blink and miss it?

  53. 53
    Gawd Help Us says:

    LOL 10/10

  54. 54
    Forkbender says:

    Guido old chum, are you saying that the Beloved leader has to be trained what to say and run it past his lawyers, this must getting very, very serious for Dave, will he be advised to adopt selective amnesia as per young Murdoch and Michel for replies to very tricky questions

  55. 55
    Forkbender says:

    They did because “it was the right thing to do”

  56. 56
    My Dad came from Tonypandy says:

    Let us deal with this shower first.

    Then we can go for the others.

    Leveson was given a timetable and he is doing his best to comply.

    We may need a Leveson2 and Leveson3 to bottom out the Blair and Thatcher eras.

  57. 57
    I love the Rhondda Valley says:

    As well as running the country and his commitments to Libya Egypt Afghanistan and Tunisia not to mention his advisory role in the EU I believe Mr Cameron has been invited to no fewer than 166 street parties he will have to attend.

    Do not forget he is a devoted family man so as well as cooking for the kids he will have to take them out on the Bank holiday as well as find time for all his gay friends.

    He will simply not have time to sit down and be coached by lawyers.

    In fact it is very mischevious of you to suggest he would have to be. Our Dave always does the right thing.

  58. 58
    Juris Prudence says:

    Can somebody please explain in words of one syllable what exactly that cast list have to do with NoW hacking? Is this so called enquiry not now beginning to take the piss (as well as stuffing their bank accounts with our cash)?

  59. 59
    ho hum says:


    Once again from the thread below..

    ho hum says:

    May 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    The BBC have promised to give an edited summary of the proceedings at 03.30 the following morning. A transcript will be placed on page 17 of their cookery website.

  60. 60
    Graundina says:


  61. 61
    Graundina says:

    Like that Moran woman you mean? Is she due to app*ar as well?

  62. 62
    Graundina says:

    A timetable? So when is the last bus due?

  63. 63
    A retired advocate says:

    When you hear a judge use the word ‘calamity’ it means someone is really in the shit.

  64. 64

    Blair has no worries. That idiot Jay will either be so boring that the question will be forgotten or he’ll give him an easy time. The only people Jay will give a hard time will be employees of Rupert Murdoch and Government stooges.

    If Jay was any good (or impartial) he would have ripped into the lies and evasions of Campbell, Mandelson and Twatson. There were questions arising from their testimonies that screamed to be asked, and instead Jay gave them the kid glove treatment.

    Why bother reporting any more from Leveson. The result has been pre-determined.

  65. 65
    username is taken says:

    Fck me…. is this levenson shit boring me to tears.
    get off my fckin telly already!

  66. 66
    I've got the painters in. says:

    It will be like watching paint dry or rather the whitewash dry.

  67. 67
    An old socialist Bin Bag says:

    I like Tawny Blair

  68. 68
    Brown's shitst@ins says:

    I am getting on with the jobbye!

  69. 69
    Brown's Bullshit Corporation -BBC says:

    Axe the telly tax. Who wants to pay for crap

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