June 20th, 2012

Scrapbook Scooped by Boris Website

Labour are getting worked up over claims made by Political Scrapbook that Boris Johnson had secret dinner  in January 2011 with Rupert Murdoch just two days before the phone hacking investigation was launched. Their City Hall cronies have jumped on the bandwagon, insisting: “this is extremely serious, for the Mayor to not declare a meeting with Rupert Murdoch at the height of the phone-hacking crisis is truly scandalous”. Indeed, it would be scandalous and a great scoop, if it was actually the case. However, rather embarrassingly, a Boris spokesman points to the fact that the information has been on the Mayor’s website for nearly a year. Oh dear…

UPDATE: At the time of going to pixel the Indy are claiming they could not open the link provided to them by City Hall. Seems fine in the Guy Newsroom…

UPDATE II: The Beeb are covering this, but seem to have missed this quote from a Boris spokesman: “Details of the meetings have been published on Mayor’s website for the best part of a year.”


49 Comments

  1. 1
    Mark O says:

    surely you mean Crapbook?

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  2. 2
    Paddy says:

    Eh that link is the response to the FOI – Not declared anywhere.

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  3. 3
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Dropped in – WTF is he some black ops specialist specialising in wet work?

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  4. 4
    illogical says:

    When the Labour press are faced with a blank sheet of paper, grasping at straws is their only alternative

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  5. 5
    Is it me? says:

    Secret dinner….maybe it’s because that are both married!

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  6. 6
    Aunty Matter says:

    The BBC being biased, whatever next? Nick Robinson making a c u n t of himself live on air or Steph Flanders sleeping with a retard called Ed?

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  7. 10
    The BBC says:

    B ullingdon
    B ashing
    C ommies

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  8. 12
    The BBC says:

    ASHCROFT you toff b’astards – We’ll bring you down Cameron you wait and see!!

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  9. 14
    Culture of Entitlement says:

    Fuck all else for the losers to do I suppose

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  10. 19
    Andy Coulson says:

    So !

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  11. 21
    Mick says:

    So lunch with Will and Rebakah not declared because it cost less than £25? Where did they eat, Nandos?

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    • 36
      Culture of Entitlement says:

      For £25 it will be HoC. Not the ‘real’ cost obviously just the subsidised one.

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  12. 24
    Aunty Matter says:

    Only in the world of the fucking BBC. Firstly inflation falls again and the BBC tells us this is bad, now unemployment takes another big fall and the first thing the BBC tells us is that the Government is failing.

    Fuck off BBC.

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  13. 25
    Beatle browed says:

    Here comes the Sun

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  14. 27
    break a leg says:

    “The Beeb are covering this, but seem to have missed this quote from a Boris spokesman: “Details of the meetings have been published on Mayor’s website for the best part of a year.”

    The probably haven’t missed it, but they’re just splashing the shit anyway.

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  15. 29
    Aunty Matter says:

    The BBC still telling lies.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18523300

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    • 46
      Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

      Well, he’s had a go at them, hasn’t he, so you really can’t expect them not to put the boot in at every available opportunity now.

      Of course, the BBC is completely politically impartial.

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  16. 31
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “We couldn’t open the link” = would seem to be the new digital-age porky, joining such all-time classic worthies as “The dog ate my homework,” “The cheque is in the post,” and “Not in your mouth.”

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    • 37
      Anonymous says:

      You omitted ” I’ll only put it in a little bit & if it hurts i’ll take it out”.

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  17. 33
    Schoolboy studying for a GCSE says:

    Hasn’t this site got any decent porn?

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    • 43
      Mutual masterbation society says:

      If you hang around jgm2 and paragnostic should make an appearance, the’re the sites very own brokeback mountain couple.

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  18. 34
    Gonk says:

    Typical Tory sleeze. Hide undisclosed incriminating evidence by revealing it.

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  19. 44
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu says:

    Have just complained to the BBC about that biased article. What a joke.

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  20. 47
    Broadcasting Bias Constantly says:

    The BBC make me sick

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  21. 48
    Referee says:

    Always defending Boris Johnson. How many of his team operate under the same avatars?

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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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