August 29th, 2012

Existential Crisis at ‘Hacked Off’

Trouble t’mill over at ‘Hacked Off’, the now defunct campaign for a judge-led inquiry into phone-hacking. The lobbying group for those that hate a free press is funded by the likes of Hugh Grant and Max “schlagen” Moseley. While reeling from an existential crisis as Leveson comes to an end, it seems their campaign co-ordinator Thais Portillo-Shrimpton has walked out.  It’s “no comment” from her when Media Guido got in touch, but it’s rumoured there was deep concern in the group about their hysterical over-reaction to the Sun printing the Harry photos. It’s notable that Portilho-Shrimpton is leaving before finding a new job. Perhaps it wasn’t universally agreed that the Sun’s decision signalled the death of the free press.

Having spent the last year picking up the bar-tab while the group coached phone-hacking victims before their Leveson appearances, Hugh Grant has formally taken up the role of director. He will join those other well-known freedom lovers Evan Harris and Brian Cathcart. They’re recruiting various staff for their, as yet, unclear future. Form an orderly queue…


  1. 1
    Murdoch says:

    Send in the A-Team!

  2. 2
    Mad Frankie's Older Sister says:

    Today Levenson….tomorrow ze world ….

  3. 3
    Max says:

    Why has this not got a “totty watch” tag?

    Get a grip, Fawkes!

  4. 4
    Brian says:

    Another shrimp on the barbie

  5. 5
    The Sheikh Of Arabee says:

    Grant- you’re a fucking self-obsessed fucking idiotic fucking cheesedick.

    Getting a nosh of that fucking ugly slag of a hoo-er (not Hurley, the one you paid cash for) made you luck fucking stupid, son.

    Get over it,

  6. 6
    jgm2 says:

    We can only assume from his behaviour that Miss Hurley is not a player of the pink oboe because he must have been out of his fucking mind to pay a whore for a quickie in a car if she (Hurley) would do it back at the hotel for free.

    Mind you, she struggles to hold on to her men despite her fabulous figure so maybe she just gets a bit annoying after a while.

  7. 7
    smoggie says:

    I this the Darkside?

  8. 8

    I think #5 says it all! Close the comments here!

  9. 9

    If she fucks like she acts, it would be like using your own hand after sitting on it long enough to induce complete numbness – better than nothing but still…….

  10. 10
    smoggie says:

    Liz clearly isn’t the type to offer the “Full English” on the breakfast menu. She’s the sort of bint who would eat from an ice cream cone with a spoon.

  11. 11
    Gordon Brown says:

    I prefer a Scottish breakfast

    I like a portion of porridge

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    Jeez, this is boring…

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Like most ivory tower right whingers you clearly aren’t in touch with the North. It’s ‘trouble AT t’mill’, not ‘trouble t’mill’. How can there be ‘trouble the mill’? For that is the longhand for ‘trouble t’mill’.

  14. 14
    the savant says:

    i m wrong moddy !!!

  15. 15
    the savant says:

    oh stop being such bloody top dollar pedant and continue hiding behind your anonymous hoodie and leave us all to arrive at haides in our own
    ungrammatical ways !!!!

  16. 16
    Jimmy Moordock says:

    Never heard of her and why should I?

    Am I missing something or aren’t these the people who started lobbying for a judge-led inquiry into phone hacking AFTER the Leveson inquiry was set up.

    Will they next be bidding for London to host the 2012 Games?

  17. 17
    JH says:

    I think after being treated to about four months of blanket coverage of the hacking case as the hyperventilating BBC and Guardian desperately tried to hurt a commercial rival – all dressed up as ‘news’ of course – Hacked off can’t really complain that no-one really gives a shit any more.

    They’ve had their day in the sun. Now they can piss off.

  18. 18
    keredybretsa says:

    It is all a Hucking bore if you get my drift. What are these geezers fighting for freedom of speech up to a point x but NOT the point of no return. The web is there for all of us to read…and comment upon as each individual sees fit. Presumably these and like thinking geezers want to put a stop to all the ‘free thoughts’ flying through space.

  19. 19
    Pluto the pedant says:

    It’s Hades :-)

  20. 20
    Referee says:

    Guido, your live link crashed straight into a Times/Sunday Times paywall: the coaching of phone-hacking victims story is part of Murdoch’s drip-drip against accountability and you know it

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