July 24th, 2012

Video: Coulson Speaks – Full Statement

I am extremely disappointed by the CPS decision today. I will fight these allegations when they eventually get to court, but I would like to say one thing today about the Milly Dowler allegations. Anyone who knows me or who’s worked with me would know that I wouldn’t, and more importantly that I didn’t, do anything to damage the Milly Dowler investigation. At the News of the World we worked on behalf of the victims of crime, particularly violent crime, and the idea that I would then sit in my office dreaming up schemes to undermine investigations is simply untrue.”

His trial is likely to coincide with the last few months of an election campaign.

Guido imagines there are people sitting in offices dreaming up schemes to undermine that fact right now…


79 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    They wont get fair trails so could drag on via appe@l

  2. 2
  3. 3
    deluded says:

    People of Coulson’s ilk will do/write anything to sell copy. It ain’t rocket science.

  4. 4

    Coulson speaks

    I should bloody well think so! He is 44 years old now, ffs.

  5. 5
    The Chips are down says:

    I note he doesn’t deny listening into her voice mail.

  6. 6
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    I have never met nor spoken to Andy Coulson.


  7. 7
    Mark Oaten says:

    Oh!!! My shit has hit the fan!

  8. 8
    Piers Wigan says:

    Phew

  9. 9
    do me a favour says:

    The alleged victims include Prescott,Blunkett,Tessa Jowell and Charles Clarke.
    Be good to reminded about how untrustworthy Labour is in the run-up to the next election.

  10. 10
    Pheww !! says:

    And the sheeple lap it up. They’re all in this together…

  11. 11
    Des Res says:

    I see he hasn’t sold his house yet.

  12. 12
    SP4BS says:

    Surely you aren’t saying that a political communications director would spin?

  13. 13
    old banger says:

    Bang them all up.

  14. 14
    GUILTY! says:

    Still banned, E?

  15. 15
    Jonathan Aitken's old cell mate says:

    I hope the simple sword of truth and the trusty shield of British fair play works out for him…not.

  16. 16
    E says:

    Yeah, I’ll survive.

  17. 17
    A Long Streak of Piss Posing as PM says:

    I stand by my judgement – whatever they tell me that is!

  18. 18
    Inky Stubbs, E wing says:

    *does his pelvic floor exercises*

  19. 19
    15.01 says:

    First giggle of the day for me. Thx

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    I hope he gets to share the same cell as Levi Bellfield.

  21. 21
    Tinker says:

    Hope I do…

  22. 22
    sinister bloke from the Bond films that always says:

    34 months and counting

  23. 23
    sinister bloke from the Bond films that always says:

    Poor Tinky!! She never wanted to become an internet star.

  24. 24
    david Icke says:

    I would like it to be known that the CPS lady is not one of mine. She works for the dark side

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    The BBC deciding to throw a few “alleged” words around now doesn’t make up for months of totally biased wall to wall coverage,giving prominence to people like Twatson with an obvious axe to grind.
    No juror without knowledge of the case will ever be found.

  26. 26
    WBA says:

    It’s like Blunket’s dog. Just because it didn’t change the access key on his master’s phone, people complain that they don’t train guard dogs like they used to. Unkind.

  27. 27
    goto100 says:

    “Anyone who knows me or who’s worked with me would know that I wouldn’t, and more importantly that I didn’t, do anything to damage the Milly Dowler investigation.”

    You little fucking weasel. That’s not a very straight answer, is it? Wishing you a very long stretch at one of HM’s finest boarding establishment.

  28. 28
  29. 29
    A black maria taxi says:

    He might not need to now!

    Taxi for Mr Coulson please.

  30. 30
    Stew, from Norfolk says:

    Weather fine. Cycled today. Pub lunch.

    I forgot to mention in my list of to-dos, E….

    ….please don’t corrupt the family pet in any way.

    thanks, Stew x

  31. 31
    Straw Man says:

    Coulson’s statement denies something he hasn’t been accused of. He isn’t charged with interfering with the Dowler investigation. Just conspiring to listen to her voicemails.

  32. 32
    Mr. B says:

    *hunts for gag*

  33. 33
    Twatson says:

  34. 34
    Paxo says:

    If he knows you that well, why didn’t he tell you that before he left?

  35. 35

    It’s her euphamism for sex.

  36. 36

    Sorry, I meant euphemism for sax.

  37. 37
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    The Illuminati, dear? Oh, how exciting!

  38. 38
    Matthew Amawillywally says:

    Humorless tart.

  39. 39
    Britain's Effnic Community says:

    Don’t worry – the sound of the explosions will drown it out.

  40. 40
    Guido says:

    Now, now girls. Play nicely.

  41. 41
    SP4BS says:

    “I didn’t, do anything to damage the … investigation”

    Do you think that means
    a) “do anything to try to damage the investigation”
    b) “do anything that did damage the investigation”

    Subtle, but it could be the first one.

  42. 42
    ry smiler says:

    ;)

  43. 43
    Anonymous says:

    Common little oik.

  44. 44
    @ 3.11 says:

    Nobody that matters, cares. Go outside and enjoy the sunshine.

  45. 45
    RK says:

    Apparently the Post Office is going to paint postboxes gold near the homes of British winners of gold medals at the Olympics. I’m not sure where the Post Office stands on planning permission if this is done in conservation areas and whether winners want this focus on their home addresses. It’s all part of the madness over these games.

  46. 46
    Bliar and Brown - your friends in time of distress. says:

    Plenty of time so that by the time the election comes around then the spin will be so bad it could rock the earth off its axis.
    Hope they forget that this all happened under our watch.

  47. 47
    Ironside says:

    He doesn’t appear to appreciate what he has been charged with.

    And as for ‘distressed and annoyed’ – the arrogance of it.

    They just don’t get it.

  48. 48
    Not surprised says:

    Why do all these “alleged” criminals get to provide a statement to the press? If I had been charged with burglary or some such crime, would I be allowed to make a statement to the press professing my innocence?

    Regardless of whether you think these people are guilty or not I’m not sure it should be allowed.

    Perhaps someone with a legal bent (oooeer!) could help clarify.

    As far as Coulson is concerned, I think he either knew what was going on and is a very good liar, or hadn’t a clue what was happening meaning he wasn’t a very good editor! (Allegedly, of course!)

  49. 49
    I'll have some of that says:

    I’m sure the butt plugs’ll fit

  50. 50
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Andy Jailsoon….LOL

  51. 51
    Moussa Koussa says:

    “”””Call Me Dave made me do it “”””

  52. 52
    Not surprised says:

    Why are these “alleged” criminals allowed to make press statements professing their innocence?

    Can someone with legal knowledge explain?

  53. 53
    Some Twat up North says:

    As with all these and previous cases involving creatures of this stripe, yet again, the Law will be proven to be a monkey on a stick and we will be paying to watch it.

    priv·i·lege   [priv-uh-lij, priv-lij] Show IPA noun, verb, priv·i·leged, priv·i·leg·ing.
    noun
    1.
    a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most: the privileges of the very rich.
    2.
    a special right, immunity, or exemption granted to persons in authority or office to free them from certain obligations or liabilities: the privilege of a senator to speak in Congress without danger of a libel suit.
    3.
    a grant to an individual, corporation, etc., of a special right or immunity, under certain conditions.
    4.
    the principle or condition of enjoying special rights or immunities.
    5.
    any of the rights common to all citizens under a modern constitutional government: We enjoy the privileges of a free people.

  54. 54
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    What in all that is holy has a butt plug got to do with ringing bells, and since when has a butt plug been called an ear plug

  55. 55
    Some Twat up North says:

    Oops

    I think we can forget 5

  56. 56
    Jimmy says:

    It’s the second most implausible thing he’s ever had to sell.

  57. 57
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    I think that Coulson has grounds to take action against keir starmer, whatever you think of coulson a blind man can see this action was the orders of his political masters, by that I mean the politicians that planted him in his positon. Also action against that dopey rambling plod, silly bitch.

  58. 58
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    mossa koussa = sas snot – you silly, silly little boy

  59. 59
    pooh sticks says:

    His trial is likely to coincide with the last few months of an election campaign.
    Guido imagines there are people sitting in offices dreaming up schemes to undermine that fact right now…

    The labour party will use the opportunity to their own ends, hoping the electorate won’t see through their hypocrisy

  60. 60
    Fuct says:

    Well he would say that, wouldn’t he ?

  61. 61
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    nor will they

  62. 62
    Jimmy says:

    So if he wasn’t sitting in his office when he did is he not guilty?

  63. 63
    confused says:

    “didn’t do anything to damage” so he’s not denying he did listen to her voice mail just that it didn’t matter

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    what indeed does it matter?

  65. 65
    Breton says:

    Also he used the term ‘simply untrue’. Isn’t that the same as a certain Liberal ex cabinet minister?

  66. 66
    Stiff nipples, sir conditioning company says:

    I believe that you wouldn’t, but don’t believe that you didn’t.

    I believe in unintended consequences.

  67. 67
    Do me a favour says:

    The phrase about locking stable doors after the horse has bolted springs to mind.

  68. 68
    Do me a favour says:

    Poor Sally.
    Living free of charge in one of the most exclusive addresses in London…

  69. 69
    Bluebottle says:

    They are all innocent and I am the Arch Duke of Canterbury

  70. 70
    Bert Camus says:

    I think it matters because if nothing had happened with the criminal law the accused people would still be in positions of authority over the daily lives of the nation and /or able to influence us .

    if they are all innocent why should the people have to suffer without the NOFTW?

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Never quite worked out why they aren’t being charged with crimes against national security, listening in to senior ministers’ calls. Bring on a treason charge, I say.

  72. 72
    erm... says:

    .
    “We truly need to experience the deep relationships which shake us to the core in order to gain wisdom and to become truly useful”.
    .
    .
    that might explain why it would be wise to avoided some ppl. their karmic journey does not have to be ours.

  73. 73
    erm... says:

    all the nosy folks seek emotional intimacy.
    .
    this was at a time when
    *reckless was the new norm
    * no one matters except uncle Murdoch
    * there is no one who cannot be bought.
    . oh well….it is the end of spiritual.lite as usual for these folks.

  74. 74
    Earwig O again says:

    …and if these folk decide to move?????

  75. 75
    Stringimup says:

    Owen, I suspect you would like to see Moussa Kooosa hanging from/in a Noossa.

  76. 76

    giggle giggle,

    On of the best court moments ever! Tories again!!!

  77. 77
    JH says:

    Speaking of offices and sitting, who was IN OFFICE when all this went on again?

    Remind me.

  78. 78
    bald old git says:

    Beautifully constructed statement. All statements in it are capable of being true.

  79. 79
    Jimmy says:

    It’s a fair point. Labour could have prevented this by giving Coulson a job in #10.


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