October 19th, 2012

PM Still Stalling on Bryant Questions

Chris Bryant may have been rude and obnoxious at PMQs when asking Cameron about his Leveson evidence and emails to Rebekah Brooks, but that’s not to say he didn’t have a point. The Prime Minister is still refusing to directly engage with Bryant, instead referring him to this letter he sent to Harman yesterday:

Dear Harriet,

Thank you for your letter of 17 October about my evidence to the Leveson Inquiry.

As you will be aware, on 25 April, Chris Bryant made a point of order in the House in which he suggested that I had misled the House. In making this statement, based on confidential information obtained as a Core Participant to the Leveson Inquiry, he broke an Order made under the Inquiries Act 2005.

The information he used was inaccurate and therefore the suggestion that I had misled the House was not correct. Chris Bryant has apologised to Lord Justice Leveson for his actions and he has apologised to the House for misleading it. However, he has not yet apologised to me.

I am, however, happy to respond to your questions in full. As you know, I set up the Leveson Inquiry. I have co-operated fully with the Inquiry and given them all the material that they have asked for.

I am placing a copy of this letter in the Library of the House.

David Cameron

Why not just answer straight up?


  1. 1
    Leanne the Chav says:

    OMG first!!!!


  2. 2
    nellnewman says:

    Leveson. Yawn! What was the question again?


  3. 4
    breaking wind says:

    the question was:

    what’s your favourite filling station?


  4. 5
    • 15
      Toatl load of b*ll*cks says:

      Why should he ? Bryant is both sanctimonuous and hypocritical but what can you expect ?

      As to the Leveson Show Trial…what a monumental waste of time…even the actual basis for setting it up i.e. the hacking of Milly Dowler’s voicemail was shown not to be actually correct…it was just an excuse for the BBC and Labour to have go at Murdoch and for various celebrities to have a whinge at the tabloids when they used those same tabloids if they wanted publicity for a new film or show they were appearing in…the whole bloody lot of them including Cameron are total hypocrites


      • 43
        ed martin says:

        if it demonstrated what I think you are saying then it has at least done the country the service of making exactly your point:

        whether its politics or the Meedja – its a can of worms


      • 78
        Anonymous says:

        I really dont think its fair to put David Cameron in the same category at Milliband, ((who milked the Millie Dowler situation shamelessly, )and the appalling Chris Bryant( who is conning the tax payer again ) i think the PM is doing ok.


  5. 6
    Sweeney, The says:

    Mama’s not the law. I’m the law!


  6. 9
    Sir Richard Richard says:

    I’m more concerned about Bryant ripping off the taxpayer.

    Not to mention the picture of him in his underpants…


  7. 10
    Nigel Pargeter/ says:

    Europe is in a catastrophic mess, and the EU is busy making it worse and people are concerning themselves over this crap? Jeez it’s no wonder the country is badly run, the press are too busy wanking off to hold the govt to account over the important issues.


    • 19
      The Liebour Party(BBC Wing) says:

      Hang On that is unfair……We ARE covering all the reallyimportant political issues….in order of precedent…Cameron’s Cock-Up over Energy Bills; Andrew Mitchell and Pleb Gate and the nastyTories “murdering” the disabled by cutting their benefits


  8. 14
    Crazy Tony says:

    Can we see Chris Bry-underp-ants personal emails too?


  9. 18
    Steve Miliband says:

    Stupid celebs that don’t change phone PIN number v BBC employee fiddling on BBC premises


  10. 21
    Euroblue says:

    Didnt realize Cameron refused to answer the question. Obviously got something to hide.I thought indy had a non story but it now looks dodgier than ever. Hacks are on to this so it’s just a matter of time. He’s better off ‘fessing up’


  11. 26
    Gonk says:

    I don’t think I’d directly engage with Bryant either.
    Preferring instead to contract typhoid.


  12. 27
    Talking of Cameron says:

    Eton style!


  13. 29
    You know where to find me says:

    Writing to Harriet?
    Can she read?


  14. 30
    Dave the Dithering Dickhead says:

    I got some nice threats in at the EU this week.I’ll never carry them out of course but they do get me some good headlines. Next week I’ll make some promises that I’ll never keep.


  15. 32

    I believe it is unparliamentary to answer Go fuck yourself, Gaydar boy!


  16. 36
    Katie says:

    Maybe we should all be on the circulation list of all MPs emails and then we won’t need to waste time trying to find out what was said between friends/acquaintances/colleagues etc. In fact, why don’t we just have a central log of everyone’s personal emails held on a government computer which we could all access at any time we want? We could also ask for the Post Office to hold copies of all letters posted and telephone companies to give us access to everyone’s telephone conversations!!

    Please tell our MPs to stop wasting time – which we are paying for – trying to pursue tittle tattle and try and solve some of the more pressing issues facing the country. By pursuing issues like this and the Andrew Mitchell issue, Labour are only highlighting further that they have absolutely no policies of their own and are hoping that by trying to highlight daft issues like this, it will put the voters off the Tories. Hopefully the electorate is not as daft as Labour like to think and will never forget the mess they made of the country and by having obnoxious, hypocritical MPs like Chris Bryant, Tom Watson and Ed Balls in the party they will never get the opportunity to do the same again.


  17. 37
    a non says:

    Who would want to read private messages? With previous revelations from Rebekkah I would imagine Dave’s would probably include-
    1 Are we going for a ride tomorrow?
    2 Are you both coming over for biccies and a coffee tonight?
    3 Sam would prefer to ride side saddle if possible. Me too. Had a rough night fortunately. ;)
    etc etc
    But then Bryant and Labour devoid of ideas that should make them a functional opposition will always grasp at straws. Hay?


  18. 39
    Moussa Koussa Mark 1 says:


    You never fail to make me giggle Borisido Boriswkes

    “””Chris Bryant may have been rude and obnoxious at PMQs when asking Cameron about his Leveson evidence and emails to Rebekah Brooks, but that’s not to say he didn’t have a point.”””

    ….so he actual made a pertinent question, delivered with in sledge hammer style to The Cock Cambo


    • 51
      UKIP.i.am says:

      Can the public hear all the private messages and e-mails of all BBC staff relating to Savile? If not, why not?


      • 68
        Hugh Janus says:

        Because they are wiping them off the system, their little fingers frantically pounding away at the delete buttons. Someone grab and secure the back-ups!


  19. 40

    5 days ago – Jimmy Savile’s alleged catalogue of abuse could have spanned six decades and included around 60 victims.

    That number is now 200. Where is it going to go? Into the hundreds obviously and maybe thousands.

    One month ago the BBC looked invincible despite not having their lot in power. Where is that going to go?


    • 48
      nellnewman says:

      The sinister beeb running round like a headless chicken still trying to cover up the scandal. Rumour now is that they will pull the panorama programme on savile that was scheduled for Monday.

      They are looking increasingly guilty of knowing about savile all along and having colluded with him by giving him programmes for children that extended his access to more and more victims.


      • 58

        I am damned sure of it and only afraid that they will get off the hook with some meaningless reprimand that will leave its hierarchy intact to continue with their disgraceful ways.


      • 59
        Well then Guys and Gals howza bout that then ?? says:

        As the police have confirmed that they have now launched an official criminal investigation as the complaints now incude people “living” it’s likely that the BBC will pull the programme….it might be just a tad embarrassing if the “Old Bill” suddenly turned up at BBC Televison Centre to do a dawn raid to confiscate the master tape


      • 62
        tottenham chutzpah says:

        he’s still not a patch on that Dr Jekyll feller who performed so many ‘miracles’ (patients’ description) in Hyde – a stange case indeed!

        did you know that there’s a park in Hyde? and yes it is


      • 64
        The Wind that shakes the Barley says:

        Police have said that in their opinion Savile is the worst sexual predator they have ever investigated or ever encountered in the history of investigating such people and that the number of his alleged victims and the breadth of his offences are absolutely staggering and could reach 1000’s of victims throughout the country over 6 decades


  20. 44
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Phone hacking started in America. Child abuse started in Britain.


  21. 46

    Are you doing a DDoS on my bank account, Guido?



  22. 47
    Anonymous says:

    He needs to meet the bus driver!


  23. 50
    Riordan says:

    I now have ten chins, all funded by the taxpayer.


  24. 54
    Fish says:



  25. 70
    A pleb who pays taxes says:

    I am very annoyed about this “Dear Harriet ” letter for a reason that has escaped Guido .

    Yesterday and today Cameron was and is supposed to be representing my interests as a taxpayer at a EU Summit .

    If he can spare time to write to ” Dear Harriet ” yesterday then he could not have been taking his EU summit preparations very seriously .

    I think there will be expenses claims here : how much does it cost to transport self and x staff London Waterloo to Brussels Business Class ?

    I know he does not think much of the EU but the point is Cameron exists to represent my interests . I pay him and the EU a fancy amount in taxes and do not think I am expecting too much wanting him to fight my corner .


    • 74
      Weygand says:

      Dont worry, it won’t have distracted him for long.

      I imagine DC dictated the letter through the cubicle door during a comfort break – the ‘shit’ association having reminded him he had a point to make re Bryant.


  26. 71
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Seeing he’s so obsessed with standards in the media, why is Bryant so quiet about Savile? Is it:
    a) he isn’t really; he’s just out to get Murdoch
    b) he finds mass P.D. O’Philia less serious than phone hacking
    c) both a and b.


  27. 72
    Mandy says:

    Pull his pants down!


  28. 75
    Lord Justice Saville says:

    isn’t Bryant the defrocked priest? Isn’t he the twat who photographed himself in his Y fronts then posted it on a gay cruising site? Why does he think anyone gives a monkey’s what he thinks or says


  29. 76
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Bryant really is scum of the highest order.


  30. 80
    keredybretsa says:

    Do me a favour, who was the last political geez to answer a question. When one politician asks another politician a question it usually so phrased that they can find loop holes to not answer fully. They know that we know they’re all a bit dodgy!


  31. 82
    Dave the cheater says:

    “Fancy a bit of horsing about ,My flame haired bit of totty? lol.


  32. 87

    Can sum1 please post a link to where the emails have been leaked on the http://www.internet please!


  33. 88
    AveubenBorisised? says:

    Who is Becky Brooks?

    NOT on my A-Z list?


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