July 24th, 2012

Video: CPS Phone Hacking Press Conference


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    So we have a few token prosecutions?


  2. 3
    Grrr says:

    Does anyone else share the suspicion that much of this is an attempt to stop Murdock from getting his hands on Sky News and turning it into the UK version of Fox News.

    I find the attention on Murdock – when just about everyone was hacking phones – so strange as to be unexplicable.

    Why no charges against the Guardian or Mirror?

    Its all a bit fishy no?


    • 7
      Spring says:

      The fishy thing surely is why no charges against the Murdochs. The idea that they knew nothing is just laughable.


      • 15
        Pickles. says:

        Murdoch (correct spelling I think) is, and always has been a git.


        • 21
          Grrr says:

          >The idea that they knew nothing is just laughable.

          Yes, they own media across the globe, with billions of customers, thousands of outlets and the President is supposed to know about one little paper that’s barely 1% of his empire.


          • ABC says:

            He must have known once the cover ups started.
            Stands to reason.


          • John Major says:

            Yes, but from that cesspit 1% he grew the rest of his rotten empire and used it to run the UK into the ground you apologist fuckwit.


          • Grrr says:

            I don’t apologise for anyone.

            Your swearing and ignorance say more about you than anyone else on this site.

            Thankfully, most poeple on this site are better people.


        • 33
          Fish says:

          BBC scumbag and intergrity lite Normand Smith, at it again – out on a limb and criticised because of his suggestion that Cameron was becoming ‘entangled’ in phone hacking, today he says that these charges provide a linkage between No 10 and the hacking saga…which is now firmly established by these charges.

          Clearly the c.unt would like it to be – anyone would think Cameron was arranging for the eavesdropping, but actually Smith, no is isn’t.

          WTF is going on at the BBC? Time the bastard was sacked.


          • SP4BS says:

            If you left 6 foot of garden twine within reach of Dave he’d get entangled in it.


          • Tony Bliar & Mad Gordi Brown says:

            Our placemen and women are in position as well as the BBC to hide behind the fact that phone hacking and all the other crimes were done on our watch.
            Lenin and Stalin taught us all we know.


      • 20
        Summer says:

        Not really, how on earth can a absent boss/owner know everything that goes on in their businesses? If anything I believe he was kept out of the loop.


    • 19
      SP4BS says:

      1: yes, they’re always banging on about it.
      2: Mulcaires notebooks.

      Its quite explicable when someone writes out reams of evidence. literally. and then the police get hold of it. The only odd thing is, is how long it took the police to read through it all. Again, not exactly inexplicable.


    • 30
      The Daily Labour Arselicker says:

      Strange it is just NI who are the baddies while the Labour arselicking dalies go ignored.


      • 59
        Tony Bliar & Mad Gordi Brown says:

        Thats because of our placemen in the police and high places as well as that Cameron is weak and is really a lefty.


  3. 4
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Anyone so stupid as to leave their phone pin number at manufacturers settings should be viewed as an accessory to the crime.

    Mr Blunkett excluded.


    • 13
      Sir Aston Martin says:

      Ah, but he was an accessary to sundry other crimes, conveniently summed up by the term “New Labour”.


    • 36
      Prescott's chipolata says:

      Absolutely right. Prescott was supposed to be Deputy Prime Minister for Chrissake! And now he gets £40,000 compensation for being totally incompetent Madness.


  4. 5
    Spring says:

    One must doubt the judgement of Cameron who employed Coulson against the advice of all and sundry.


    • 38
      Joe says:

      Yes yes Camermong is a c’unt but all this bollocks is just a Labour party fuelled political attack on the papers that turned their backs. The whole thing stinks.


  5. 6
    Over 90% of the British Public says:

    On and on and on it goes in a Westminster bubble media frenzy wankfest.



  6. 11
    Fuck Dave's government says:

    Let me get this right. It is perfectly OK for a Lawyer to advise corporate clients on how to avoid tax but I am morally wrong to pay cash to have my windows washed?


    • 16
      Sir Aston Martin says:

      Take no notice of them, mate. They are trying to blur the line between avoidance (OK) and evasion (technically not OK, but everyone’s duty, seeing as they only piss the money down the drain).


    • 29
      JH says:

      I’ll pay a window cleaner in cash, beads, hugs, silver maples or whatever else is mutually agreeable. It is absolutely nothing to do with the state.

      Whether the window cleaner then tells the taxman about it is between him and the taxman.

      The government certainly did not confer with me prior to going hellbent on destroying the cultural heritage I presumed to be born to, so they’ll have to forgive me if I am not quite so forthcoming with information on my affairs in return.


      • 35
        Well said that man. says:



      • 45
        Sir Aston Martin says:

        Next thing you know, you’ll be charged for the tax “lost” by doing things for yourself – DIY, housework, cleaning & servicing your motor, dentistry, etc.

        Time to get the piano-wire in stock, methinks.


        • 62
          JH says:

          For fucks sake, don’t give them ideas.

          Barter, people. At the very least, if you exchange services with someone you know, keep track of what you owe each other and then whatever is owed net one way or the other at the end of a defined period is paid as a single settlement, rather than paying tax on every single transaction between you.

          Starve the beast.


      • 55

        Since cheques are no longer guaranteed how should you pay your window cleaner or cleaner?

        Direct debit?


      • 69
        Procrustes says:

        I do do enjoy being preached to by a member of the political classes. There is a world of difference between a window cleaner and some celebrity f***wit,or foreign company. For one thing, the window cleaner would be prosecuted for unpaid tax. The others would come to an ‘agreement’ and walk away unpunished.

        My take is, those who avoid paying tax in any way are the sane ones- who would voluntarily give the wastes of space who govern us more money to squander? After all,they seem to protect their own income quite well and believe that is ok.

        Drop the bloody tax rates – that would solve a lot of the problem.


    • 54
      smoggie says:

      Since when did cash cease to become legal tender and become immoral?


  7. 14
    Juliet F. Samuel says:

    She’s nervous.

    Rupe is gonna get her.


    • 66
      Forkbender says:

      Ruppy will keep as far away as possible, is no longer a director of the English company, he does not want to be associated with a bunch of lossers unless they get away with it.


  8. 22
    Koba says:

    Are any of the other newspapers represented in the charge list?


    • 42
      Aunty Matter says:

      I think there is another investigation going on, that’s what the female plod was doing at Leveson the other day.


  9. 23
    • 43
      Aunty Matter says:

      One of about 20 on the same subject. Pointless, the BBC is here to stay, so shut up and pay up.


  10. 24
    Boudicca says:

    Can’t imagine how they’ll ever get a fair trial when the BBC and Murdoch rivals have been covering this story for years in such a blatantly biased way.


    • 37
      Aunty Matter says:

      I wish they’d stop calling it hacking, all they did was (allegedly) use the default pin code on the phones voice mail settings.

      What does your manual say about this? It says you should CHANGE THIS from the default (normally 0000 or 9999 or 1234) to something more secure.

      If you leave your front door unlocked and get robbed, I bet plod won’t give a shit and your insurance company will tell you to get fucked.


  11. 25
    Elsie Tanner says:

    That woman, the setting, her clothes, her intonation, the lighting all stink of 1984. Or, Gilliam’s “Brazil”.


  12. 28
    Aunty Matter says:

    Just seen McMental in Downing Street, oh god no please no!!!


  13. 31
    Fatbot says:


    • 39
      Ed Moribund says:

      Please don’t refer to me as a pudding.

      That’s what we call Andy Burnham.


      • 49
        Sir Aston Martin says:

        “Summer pudding”, my arse. We all know what Flabutt’s favourite is, don’t we? (Hint: it includes a leguminous vegetable and the farinaceous matter from a certain oriental grass that grows in water.)


    • 61
      Pundit Too says:

      Byrne and Abbott – couple from hell.


    • 64
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      What’s “really lovely” about overripe berries and day-old bread mashed up and left in the fridge overnight in a mould? (And the fridge part only in recent years!) It was poor people’s waste-not-want-not food from a bygone era, FFS! Is Diane Abbott slumming with that kind of remark? Or does she actually think something like summer pudding, because it requires just a little bit of effort, is a delicacy, in this prepackaged food era?


  14. 32
    Roscoe Rules says:

    Any victims of the phone hacking scandal been picked to carry the Olympic torch?


  15. 34
    Bored says:

    Olympics and phone hacking.

    Wonder if I can a month’s refund on the telly tax.


  16. 44
    In other news says:

    Ten year borrowing costs in Spain have just hit 7.6pc, while the benchmark IBEX 35 stock index has fallen 2.6pc.


    • 51
      Sir Aston Martin says:

      Italy next, then France. Even Germany is being eyed up for a downgrade.

      It’s all going to plan.


      • 58
        Obama says:

        Yeah! My plan!
        So long old world dudes. Its 4th and 10 time for Europe.
        And your star quarterback is Herman van Rumpoy



    • 63
      JH says:

      That’s them fucked nicely. It will require a full sovereign bailout, watch the yields soar then.

      All because barely any fucking government is willing or able to live on its means. Oh no, we must reimburse the entire public fucking sector as if it were a highly successful private entity.


  17. 65
    I don't need no doctor says:

    That Crown Prosecution woman will be hung out to dry after all the cases are dismissed.


    • 67
      Forkbender says:

      If, and only if, they are found guilty, don’t think they would a long sentence or even a hard jail, after an initial term they will be in a nice open prison in the country. The hard stuff is fr the plebs


    • 70
      Anonymous says:

      You do.


  18. 72
    Foxgoose says:

    DPP Legal Adviser – Lizard Lady Alison Levitt QC – had an adulterous affair with Lib Dem Peer Lord Carlile, which was exposed in the N.O.T.W. in 2007.

    This would not, of course, constitute any conflict of interest with her advising the DPP on phone hacking prosecutions of N.O.T.W. staff.

    Oh no




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