November 15th, 2012

McAlpine Sues Sally First

Think they call that “making an example of someone”. You bet Sally is regretting be so flippant in her apology earlier in the week…

UPDATE:


342 Comments

  1. 1
    S.B. says:

    I’m a celebrity get me out of here

    • 7
      • 59
        Sally Bercow says:

        *shits pants*

      • 105
        Jon says:

        No wonder her husband has been fixing the expenses watchdog…

        Worried you might need some extra cash soon, Mr Speaker??

        • 184
          Speaker's Office says:

          Oh no, we’ll claim on legal aid.

        • 248
          CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

          I know many think that being a Socialist is a mental illness, but I genuinely believe Slapper Sally is a brick short of a full load. I’ve noticed her “thousand yard stare” whenever I have the misfortune to see her on TV. That stare and the way she constantly twitches and fidgets are symptoms shown by many inmates of NHS psychiatric wards.

          There’s definitely something not right about her.

      • 164
        God's Holy Trousers says:

        Apparently there is a God and I am his trousers.

      • 175
        Anonymous says:

        Couldn’t happen to a nicer person.

        • 319
          Pundit too too says:

          Witheringly she did not bother to apologise to McAlpine as Monbiot did (twice). She was warned on the radio yesterday that she was on the shit list if she did not come forward. Arrogant cow believes her privileged postion under the speaker will protect her.
          £185,000 paid by BBC was low but so because it is public money. Sally could be in for a real drubbing – perhaps she will have to go on Strictly to pay for it as she has already done the jungle bit? You heard it here first.

    • 58
      Selohesra says:

      He can’t need the money so instead perhaps he could request she could be sentenced to do some sort of National service such as going out to Afganistan and giving free BJs to all the troops

    • 71
      Ex Ex Ex Ah! Monika says:

      A list of those who named the Peer on Twitter has been compiled. They can come forward and agree to pay a settlement or be sued.

    • 73
      How many noughts in a billion? says:

      The death of Little Nell springs to mind.
      Verily, verily so.

      Maybe all Sally will have left to clothe herself in is that stained sheet that she draped over herself.

    • 89
      Sally Bercow says:
      • 98
        Plato says:

        Stupidity is no defence.

      • 102
        Sally says:

        Think it was both actually

        *swallows*

      • 104
        I don't nee d no doctor says:

        Who would possibly side with Sally Bercow. The mind boggles.

      • 108
        Snaplegs says:

        Dont suppose the legal advice will be claimed on her husbands expenses by any chance?

      • 129
        Pok says:

        Law is obviously not your strong point.

        Your “opinion” as to the libellous nature or not of your communications cannot be considered in any way authoritative in respect of English Law and Lord McAlpines rights.

        I believe, in my professional opinion in these matters, that you are in some very serious difficulty and would strongly advise that you minimise your financial losses in this sordid affair by not fighting it and throw yourself on the mercy of the Court and the man you so badly slandered.

      • 147
        Cinna says:

        Foolish to think you can say whatever you want and for it not to have any consequences.

        Having watched this stupid woman on TV I am delighted to to find that sge will finally realise she’s not the smarty-pants she obviously believes she is.

      • 170
        This is fun. says:

        Jesus fucking christ woman. GET OFF TWITTER.
        STOP TWEETING, YOU TWAT.

      • 181
        M'learned Friend says:

        ‘course it was defamatory. It is known in the trade as “innuendo” in order to stop precisely the sort of nudge-nudge-wink-wink behaviour that Ms B’cow indulged in. SB knew exactly what she is doing. If she didn’t then she is certifiably stupid. And in the courts of law stupidity was no defence to a defamation action the last time I checked.
        Another thing. The longer Ms B’cow pretends that she did no wrong, the worse it will get for her. Stand by for the sound of reverse gear being engaged.

      • 241
        Thick Sally's Comeuppance says:

        Last week you said it what you did was “mischievous” not libellous. Backtracking on that to the less culpable “foolish” as a defence now are we? Too late! Mens rea already established. A judge and jury are going to see right through you if you are stupid enough to fight this. You are royally fucked!

        • 262
          The savant6 says:

          Royally fucked

          Somehow i do not think so old boy

          Even with their reputations i do not think even the more libertine of our royals would have anything to do with the situation

        • 314
          M'learned Friend says:

          She said it (that the post was “mischievous not libellous”) again yesterday. She really does not get it at all. First question in cross-examination: “Just why was it mischievous, Ms B’cow?” She is toast.

        • 316
          M'learned Friend says:

          ps: “An innuendo meaning is one which would be understood only by publishees who know facts which are neither stated in the words complained of, nor part of general knowledge.” But that’s good enough.
          The use of the “innocent face” emoticon and the subsequent (and repeated) tweets that she was being “mischievous” should provide a more than ample basis for asserting malice. If that were established, then the damages could only go up.

          • ironside says:

            You know, this woman is SO incredibly stupid, and SO revoltingly addicted to publicity, she might even fight the case so she could be in the press every day.

            She would probably even appeal after the crushing judgment against her and a huge damages award.

            Now that’s really expensive publicity, she would find it very attractive !

      • 267
        Anonymous says:

        “Still maintain was not a libellous tweet – just foolish”

        A fool & their money are soon parted.

      • 275
        jgm2 says:

        Most of her tweets and phone calls will be from Lawyers-R-Us.

        • 315
          M'learned Friend says:

          She tweeted on 12 November that she did not need a lawyer. That’s some crystall ball …

      • 303
        Al Swearengen says:

        Hope he gets an injunction banning her from Twitter. Result!!

      • 312
        John Sage says:

        Sally may not be a conservative MP but she is married to one and after Louise Mensh and Nadine Dorries, David Cameron should ban women MPs or the wives of the men from any public statements until further notice. What a shower!

        • 322
          Ivan Agenda says:

          Bercow the speaker conservative? – only in your dreams or nightmares.
          Man is the usual 5th column fellow traveller voted in by Liebor.

    • 94
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      This is indeed an excellent development.

    • 165
      Phil says:

      I think “I’m a non entity ignore me” sounds better

    • 183
      Parky says:

      For a long time I’ve had an idea for a different type of talk show.

    • 286
      In A Flap says:

      I think Lord McAlpine is a toppermost chap and people should not be beastly to him and those that are deserve what they get.

    • 287
      The voice of unreason says:

      Hopefully, Sally will swallow this time …

  2. 2
    Lord Jimmy McAlpine says:

    McAlpine thinks he can sue the whole internet. McAlpine can fuck off.

    Love and kisses

    Lord Jimmy McAlpine

    • 25
      Capt. Shadow (Retd.) - former MI5 Wet-Ops Team says:

      No, just those who have Libelled him…

    • 187
      Engineer says:

      He doesn’t need to sue the whole internet, just the bits that defamed him. He can use the damages collected from the early payers to go after the ones that try to hide.

      Monbiot has written to McAlpine’s solicitors with his apology. The wise (if there are any) among the defamers will rapidly do likewise, and settle. If not, they’ll get round to you eventually….

    • 188
      Lord McAlpen says:

      A perfect example of what we, the British people, are up against.

      Mrs John Moriarty Beercow, will have her day in court and she can defend herself against my sword of truth and cast her insults against my shield of British justice.

      Then, we will march together against the Police and Mr Mes-ham where all these allegations took root to get to the truth of it all.

    • 302
      Methinks thou dost protest too much says:

      He can sue you amongst the first, twat.

  3. 3
    Sally is a Cow says:

    Good. Someone has to shut these idiots up. Bercow is a destructive, attention seeking, money grubbing Hunt.

  4. 4
    Sally Bercow says:
  5. 5
    JH3 says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha

    Reap it, you stupid, stupid bitch.

    • 112
      hope he sues her so much she only has the bedsheet left says:

      hahha, well put

    • 288
      Manic Depressive says:

      I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

      Oh wait, yes I do!

      10
      Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
      goto 10

  6. 6
    Mad Nad says:

    Could not happen to a nicer person !!

    • 289
      Officer Dibble says:

      Like all socialists, Sally believes she knows best and therefore the law doesn’t apply to her.

      She’ll pretend she is too depressed to stand trial like that Moran woman, or cite Parliamentary Privilege like MacShane.

      Just look at the glee with which the BBC ran this story and ask yourself what they would have done if it had been a former Labour Minister.

  7. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Doesnt look like it *gulps*. Good on her and fuck him.

  8. 8
    Hank the Cat says:

    Does this mean her husband the revolting little hobbit will find his position hanging in the balance

  9. 10
    Mr Squeaker says:

    SALLLLLYYYYYYYY

  10. 11
    Anonymous says:

    the slag should be sued for being a blight on public life

  11. 12

    Sub Ed:

    You bet Sally is regretting being so flippant

  12. 14
    joe bonanno says:

    Would like to see Radio 5 Live’s Nicky Campbell receive a letter for telling his listener to google ‘thatcher and paedophile’.

  13. 16
    ed martin says:

    when allie communicated diplomatically with sallie

  14. 17
    Arthur says:

    Laugh….I nearly paid my TV licence.

  15. 18
    Go after Newsnight next says:

  16. 19
    bergen says:

    You’d need a heart of stone not to laugh. But seriously, if she has to make an agreed apology, pay costs,damages etc to the former treasurer of a major political party then surely Bercow’s position as Speaker is untenable.

    • 29
      Stan says:

      Don’t call him Shirley — he doesn’t like it.

    • 54
      Snaplegs says:

      “You’d need a heart of stone not to laugh”

      I’m going to need incontinent pads fitted to my armchair for her public apology and subsequent settlement.

      Any other notable individuals getting something from the Postman tomorrow morning?

  17. 20
    JohnW says:

    Good. Serves the attention seeking “lady” right!

  18. 22
    She's already trying to rewrite history says:
    • 29
      The Public says:

      and *gulps* just means I swallow I suppose?

      • 41
        Mary Portlyass says:

        Yes although John’s testicles are the size of raisins so she doesn’t have to swallow much.

    • 42
      What a berk! says:

      She still doesn’t geddit!

      An apology might have got her off the hook!

      Instead, she has fetched a JCB to make the hole a lot deeper!

      • 281
        Halibut Hall says:

        Judging by JCB’s stunted growth I think that he’d have a job making long tall sally’s hole any deeper!

    • 44
      Plato says:

      Hole. Stop. Digging.

    • 87
      A Barrister says:

      Except in a subsequent tweet you referred to what you had done as “mischief”, which contradicts what you are now saying. Couple that with your stupid *innocent face* entry in the original tweet and I’d say you’re going to lose….big time! If you are acting on legal advice, which I doubt, you really need to get better lawyers. The first thing they should have done is tell you to keep your ignorant mouth shut and not compound the trouble you are in. Sleep well.

    • 93
      Berkgo says:

      ‘Why is Lord McAlpine trending?*innocent face*

      Is it sarcasm with the appended *innocent face*?

      • 146
        @# says:

        That isn’t libel

        • 230
          Thick Sally's Comeuppance says:

          You are Sally Bercow’s incompetent lawyer and I claim my £5! it is deliberately drawing people’s attention to the libellous statements and giving them widespread publicity. (She has almost 60000 followers plus people who don’t follow her but will have read her tweet, plus people who will have retweeted her tweet, plus people who read her tweet and then verbally told their friends what she said, etc etc.) Thus intentionally magnifying and exacerbating the damage that the original libel would inflict. She admits in her “apology” that she was being “mischievous” in doing so. Mens rea established right there. I believe she is, in legal parlance, ‘fucked’!

    • 117
      I don't nee d no doctor says:

      Sally, you had better tweet your thanks to Tom Watson. Don’t forget now!

      • 176
        Anonymous says:

        Everyone knew what Bercow was implying.
        To suggest it was accidental is laughable and insulting.

      • 284
        Anonymous says:

        Isnt there some way Tom Watson can be “done ” for his part in all of this ? i know he was hiding under parliamentary priviledge but we all know his intention was really to get names out in to the public domain. It doesnt seem fair if he gets away scott free.

  19. 23
    Shillings & Pence says:

    We are coming for you lot as well.

  20. 24

    Who’ll be fingered next?

    • 34
      Stan says:

      Unfortunate choice of metaphor, given the circumstances!

    • 137
      Chris Bryant says:

      Oooh! Me! Me! Please!

    • 217
      Phil says:

      I would like to see that smug bar steward Schofield next on the list. His apology as far as I can read anywhere is for exposing his list and not for the ambush or the politically motivated diatribe.
      ITV say they have taken action but what? He’s still working?

      • 227
        Officer Dibble says:

        Fab piece in Private Eye this week where they spent 3 minutes on the internet looking up rumours about Philip Schofield…

  21. 26
    Lord Chief Justice says:

    The punishment will be to require Cicciolina to walk slowly down Whitehall naked

    Shouting I am so sorry

    Please don’t fire the Squeaker

  22. 27
    Ex Ex Ex Ah! Monika says:

    Dave Lee Travis is heading for the Jungle !!

  23. 28
    This is fun. says:

    *gulps*?

    Was she sucking on a willy when she wrote that?

  24. 32
    Rob Wilson MP says:

    Will this letter be in the public domain?

    • 43
      George Entwistle says:

      I have been informed that I wear glasses. As you know, I haven’t got time to attend to everything, and it was unreasonable of my wife to expect me to know that I wear glasses. She has agreed to pay me £450,000 compensation and I have graciously considered the matter closed.

  25. 35
    What a berk! says:

    This is so wonderful!
    My day is complete!

    Oh what joy!

    The Speaker’s idiot, self publicising, Labourite wife in the dock!

    Yabba, yabba, yabba dooo!

  26. 36
    Impartial Observer says:

    SB is an easy target. I thought she hadn’t even mentioned Lord Mc’s name?

    Let’s see if he takes on Ickey?

  27. 40
    Sarah M says:

    The thing that really got to me about Sally’s posting was that it had no humanity for the alleged child victims – she was just interested in using those alleged victims of abuse as an attack on Tories – to suck up to Ed so she can get a safe Labour seat.

    Her gleeful rejoicing was plain to see. And painful for most women who would have a maternal instinct first.

    As a mother she should have thought about the children in this first – but she did not.

    Is this the future calibre of MP Labour really wants?

    • 51
      • 127
        Archer Karcher says:

        “Is this the future calibre of MP Labour really wants?”

        It’s the calibre of Labour MP’s they already have. One T. Watson springs to mind immediately, but there are many, many others, even worse.

    • 69
      Future calibre says:

      She can fuck orf i don’t want her

    • 128
      I don't nee d no doctor says:

      Is this the future calibre…………Ask Tom Watson!

    • 161
      jgm2 says:

      It’s the present calibre of Labour MPs. There were a few naive souls hereabouts who were congratulating Tom Watson on lifting the lid on these p*a*e*d*o allegations. No amount of warnings that Tom Watson’s soul purpose was to try and get some shit to stick to the Torys hence his grandstanding letter to Cameron.

      People had learned nothing of his sudden outrage at NI phone hacking that occurred the very afternoon Murdoch switched support to the Torys but went unremarked and barely investigated by the same Met that found Tony Blair innocent of cash-for-peerages and arrested an opposition MP in the HoP on utterly bogus national security grounds.

      Where is Tom now? Advising against witch-hunts? Concerned about media wrong-doing? Nope. Doesn’t give a shit. Not his problem.

      • 218
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        I think you mean sole, not soul, but in Twatson’s case either is apposite, assuming he still has a soul.

        • 265
          Old Blue Eyes says:

          He is a(re)soul – just look at the shit emanating from his orifice.

          • English Heretic says:

            People, remember the old saying, revenge is a dish best served cold. The Right Hon. Mr T.Watson has sown the seed of his own destruction many times over – be patient mes amis.

      • 323
        Twatson your bulky West Bromwich hypocrite says:

        I am trying to get resoled as my skid marks are caused by heavy tread wear.
        I will be back to slander all Tory MP’s because I hate them.

      • 334
        ironside says:

        The irony is there are more paedos in the labour party.
        Look it up on the net for the facts (accurate for once).
        There are over 25 CONVICTED paedos belonging to Labour.
        Surely Twatson must have known that before he engaged mouth ?

  28. 46
    Roman Polanski says:

    BREAKING – Speaker’s Slut wife agrees to star in my new teenage animal porn movie to pay off her libel case damages. Donkey and Alsatian refuse to participate.

  29. 47
    Gordon Brown says:

    It started in America.

    San Francisco to be precise.

  30. 48
    yvette cooper lady boy says:

    My husband blinky would make a great speaker, rubbish shag but thats not the end of the world

  31. 49
    Ex Ex Ex Ah! Monika says:

    Sky Sources: Sally Bercow will be first recipient of a legal letter from Lord McAlpine

    The Lord says “I forgive you. Go and spin no more.”

  32. 50
    Happy Days says:

    Can’t be doing with being drag down with all these partisan smear tactics and bitching. Poor guy. What can possibly be worse than being accussed of being a kiddelly fiddler? Voting Labour?

    I hope McAlpine understands that Messham was an unfortunate pawn dragged into the nest of vipers that is The BBC, Tom Watson and hoons like Bercow.

    • 59
      yvette cooper lady boy says:

      I agree you are right all the way, the BBC and Fatty Watson used Messham. Hope they are proud of themselves

    • 63
      I don't nee d no doctor says:

      Watson’s days are numbered.

      • 167
        jgm2 says:

        He’s gone to radio silence.

        Monbiot had the right idea. Abject, unreserved apology.

        If only he would do the same with his ‘climate-change’ scam.

        • 211
          Old Tory Bigot says:

          Well, at least this incident can be thrown back in his smug, self-conglaturatory face when he next decides to preach to us lesser mortals from his (ethically sourced) ivory tower.

        • 324
          Moonbat Georgie. says:

          I only now realise that I am human and make errors.
          Unlike the Pope I am not infallible.
          However climate change is my only crutch in life as I am devoid of all other ideas and reasoning.
          Phweeew that was close though.

  33. 56
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    If she is sued, then John Bercow must surely resign as Speaker and MP. How could he possibly continue?

  34. 57
    Jack says:

    Squeaker and his wife have disgraced the House of Commons

    Squeaker should be fired and banned from the Parliamentary Estate

    Sally Bercow should be ordered to pay huge damages

    That might restore a little decency to Westminster

    • 134
      Backwoodsman says:

      Heartfelt agreement – two of the most unpleasant self-publicists , to be thrown up by this witless age.

      • 236
        Laughing hangman says:

        Maybe the aggrieved will take a view in the round, he could kill one dwarf and a bird, (more tough old boiler) for their acts and omissions. Being a Thatcherite I’m sure he will be generous and just ask for their heads on pikestaff’s on Westminster Bridge as warning to silly lefty beeboids, that they maybe next as individuals rather than the organisation.

  35. 61
    David Rose says:

    Hopefully Monbiot is next.

    • 116
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      Yes. Moonbat really deserves it, even more than Silly Sally.

      • 215
        Anonymous says:

        If a murderer says sorry for his crime, is all then forgiven and forgotten? Is there no penalty or puinishment? George Monbiot has apologised for his terrible words against an innocent man but he must still receive some punishment. It is so easy to say sorry but actions speak louder than words and he should not only make recompense to Lord McAlpine but lose his job for gross misconduct.

    • 119
      Trending on Twitter says:

      *gulps*

    • 157

      At least Moonbat bloody apologised. he seems to accept that he’s done wrong. This stupid bitch is STILL blathering on

    • 160
      Engineer says:

      Monbiot has written two letters of apology to Lord McAlpine through McAlpine’s solicitors. Listening to the WATO interview earlier, I had the impression that settlement would still be sought, but the apology would be taken into account. Something that La Bercow might like to consider.

  36. 62
    Unpaid Sub Editor says:

    FFS!!!

  37. 64
    IDF says:

    Hamas rockets from Gaza w/in range of 15% of the Israeli pop, if a terrorist group had this same capability in the UK: http://ow.ly/i/18cT3

    • 92
      I don't nee d no doctor says:

      Imagine if we had a terrorist adviser in our midst. Maybe called Qatada. That would be a disaster.
      Why not use the increasing tension in the middle east as an excuse to send Qatada to Jordon. Everyone saves face then.
      I feel a nobel peace prize coming my way.

    • 138
      no honour says:

      You forget NI went through this same nightmare for decades. At least the IDF takes on their enemy.

  38. 65
    Sally Forth says:

    ‘McAlpine trending *smacked arse*’

  39. 66
    Anonymous says:

    I think it’s safe to say she will already have had legal advice. It’s us poor fuckers who can’t afford it that are in the shit, even for just using the hashtag that twitter suggested!

  40. 74
    Imelda Marcos says:

    I’m gonna be sat on Ebay waiting for all the Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, and Kurt Geiger shoes to be listed.

    She will have to pay somehow.

  41. 75
    Justine Thornton QC Wife of Millonaire Ed says:

    I will defend the much maligned Sally, at the publics expense, keeeeerching

  42. 79
    DLT is FUK'D says:

    Former DJ Dave Lee Travis has been arrested by police investigating the Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal, Sky sources say. The one time Radio 1 star and former presenter of Top Of The Pops, is reportedly being questioned on suspicion of sexual offences.

    He was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Yewtree at his home in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, at 7.45am, according to sources.

  43. 81
    Denis MacShane says:

    sallly, dont worry … I can advise you on the best way to get the taxpayer to cough up for everything. No chance of getting caught either.

  44. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Why doesn’t Sally mention Scallywag magazine as a defence, after all they named him years ago.

  45. 86
    A heartfelt message to Sally says:

  46. 96
    Postal Vote says:

    Bercow will manage to claim legal fees and damages as expenses, with full support from Labour

  47. 100
    Centre Parting says:

    Trust Mr.Berkow will put the damages on his expenses…

  48. 107
    George says:

    Lets be sure that Sally Bercow will be required to pay her own legal bills and any and all damages that hopefully will be awarded against her.

    It is also to be hoped tht she drags that repulsive little “man” down with her.

    • 139
      Mornington Crescent says:

      I’d be keeping an eye on David Potter – he who bankrolled the BIJ and Labour.

      Just sayin’, like…

    • 163
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      Oooooohhh, we can only hope. :0)

    • 208
      Universal Hiss says:

      I should imagine her only income will be declared as Child Benefit. No point asking me to pay for anything. I have no capital so need legal aid sort of thing.

  49. 110
    moby dick says:

    lets play higher/lower, 250k?

    • 130
      400k + says:

      Higher, with any costs.

      • 177
        JH3 says:

        Just imagine if a Tory gobshite had accused a Labour Grandee of being a pa3do, utterly without basis.

        Imagine the soaring heights of righteous indignation from the bedwetters, and the spittle flecked baying for justice there would be on Twitter.

        I’m getting some popcorn in. How much longer is Twatson going to be allowed to abuse Parliamentary priviledge?

    • 182
      jgm2 says:

      If she’s any sense she’ll offer 10K into court or to some suitable charity, make an abject apology and hope that MacAlpine calls off the dogs.

      If she has any sense.

      Nope. She’s fucked.

      • 277
        Laughing hangman says:

        The Noble Lord an admirer of Thatcherism, hopefully he’ll screw the pair of them as far as he can hehehehe.

  50. 114
    YorkshireLad says:

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving person!
    Bet she’s bricking it now :)

  51. 121
    IDF says:

    Israeli Army confirms that rocket from Gaza has hit Tel Aviv suburb. Significant development.

  52. 123
    Bob Dole says:

    I wonder if the Solicitors need any help identifying twitter libelers. ;/

  53. 124
    Superman says:

    Hang in sally.Lawyers get paid same for giving good and bad advice. McAlpine wants to pay let him. He is wasting his money not that his lawyer will care!

    • 142
      Pok says:

      Now in English please.

    • 145
      Sally says:

      That’s very re-assuring: high level legal advice from someone who can’t even master English grammar.

      *pukes*

      • 339
        Dingle Berry says:

        Bad grammar and bad argument aren’t absolutely the same thing though.

        McAlpine’s issue is that it’s necessary actually to make a claim about someone to libel them. So he has his work cut out in trying to pin this on Sally.

        His argument is a bit on the thin side.

    • 159
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      He can afford it. Can she?

  54. 131
    Bluto says:

    Hopefully the silly bercow will now wind her neck in and adopt a lower profile. Not good for hubby though.

    Is there an offence of Bringing the House of Commons into disrepute by Matrimony?

    • 155
      Cynical-old-bag says:

      The debate would have to be about who was the more stupid of the two. Sally for opening her trap, or Bercow for marrying her in the first place.

      My vote would go with the latter.

      • 191
        Anonymous says:

        Speaker Bercow was in the chair the other day when the matter of libel by Twitter was discussed in Parliament.
        Surely this is a conflict of interest?

  55. 132
    Sally says:

    Is there a website where I can donate pizzas to McAlpine’s legal team? I guess they’re gonna be working round the clock for some time to come.

  56. 148
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Oh to be a fly on the wall in the Bercow’s grace and favour appartment.

  57. 149
    ShurdyRover says:

    Go on MAC make my day!

  58. 151
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Silly Sally. Opens gob before engaging brain and now it’s all gone tits up. But the real winner here is that the midget might lose his job as a result of her stupidity.

    I’d love to be a fly on the wall in their house tonight (tee, hee).

  59. 152
    Eric Clapton's plectrum says:

    Lay down, Sally, go get some Legal Aid.
    Don’t you think you need someone to talk to?
    Lay down, Sally, go tell it to the judge.
    I’ve been trying all night long to sequester you.

  60. 153
    Carter Ruck says:

    For the avoidance of doubt we will state that the following will apply in the libel action.

    1/ Tweets

    2/ Re-Tweets

    3/ A Tweet of a Re – Tweet

    We expect that the Courts will be filled to capacity for the next 35 years.

  61. 154
    Bob Dole says:

    https://twitter.com/davidicke

    David Icke – Scroll down to November 7.

    • 239
      observer says:

      David Icke had better leave the country. Big damage coming the noble Lord’s way from the Grand Lizard. Silly arse and its still there

    • 279
      Whispering Ted Lowe says:

      He still owes me £10 from that time he bet me Steve Davis would pot the black against Dennis Taylor. Soon afterwards he started wearing turquoise and suggested Ray Reardon had “something of the night about him.” He may be right about those reptiles though, they’ve killed snooker on the BBC.

  62. 158
    Ex Ex Ex Ah! Monika says:

    She’ll try the Moran / moron defence … Twchizophrenia!

    • 162
      Bob Dole says:

      She was drunk?

      • 190
        Rat's arse says:

        She was probably drunk with her own importance B.D.

        Let’s see how arrogant the stupid cow is now.

        I just hope Squeaker Berkoff loses his job too, although the little squit will never resign. He’ll have to be dragged kicking and screaming out of his grace & favour palace.

        They truly are a vile couple.

  63. 178
    AveubenBorisised? says:

    Wot a plonka.

  64. 195
    Twenty Eight Gate says:

    Her hubby will probably want to work it into his expenses claim for 2012.

    No wonder he wants to get IPSA under the cosh.

    John Bercow and his bullies bring shame on our Parliament

  65. 196
    Anonymous says:

    Good to see that the publicity whore is getting more than she bargained for!

  66. 200
    Sue Brown says:

    What a silly useless cow Sally is? She twits nothing but utter tripe. What a silly stunt she is.

  67. 201
    Anonymous says:

    You guys are dong a great job of reducing McAlpine’s winnings. Some of you are calling La Bercow a whore etc… It’s all defamatory and it’s how the internet works. /sadly. La Bercow will pit herself against McAlpine as tribune of the people not saying he was a paedo he’s not nor ever was, but his response has been draconian. He’s had his apologies and resignations, he should now let it lie. BTW, Bercow may win and where does that leave McAlpine?

  68. 202
    Justin Poofy Boots says:

    Right from the very beginning. I knew she was bad ‘un. What a thick cow.

  69. 204
    PC Dixon says:

    Stupid cows deserves all she gets.

  70. 205
    Jo says:

    Is Sally Bercow the most stupid woman in Great Britain?

    She is still “tweeting” and seems to be treating this as some sort of schoolyard misunderstanding – I hope she is sued into bankruptcy – behaps then this vacuous “wife of” might start to act ther age.

  71. 209
    gracie fields says:

    salleeee…….saleeee…writs horsed up your ally .

  72. 216
    Winnie the PoohShe says:

    She could use the Margaret Moran defense? She looks crazy.

  73. 221
    Jonathan says:

    Well if Lord McAlpine does sue the stupid bitch, perhaps this will shut the silly cow up once and for all, although I somehow doubt it. No doubt an accomodation of some kind will be reached behind closed doors when what should happen, in my view, is that the plaintiff takes the ghastly creature for every penny she possesses. Mind you, if he does, no doubt her equally odious midget of a husband will charge the whole cost to his expenses as Speaker.

  74. 225
    outraged that rachel reeves is allowed to have children says:

    Shes got previous………..

    http://www.thelawyer.com/preiskel-and-co-advises-sally-bercow-on-potential-libel-case/1005644.article

    • 328
      Pundit too too says:

      What was the outcome on this case brought by Migrationwatch?
      That Bercow should attack an institution that was proved right says it all really.

  75. 228
    Gooey Blob says:

    It wouldn’t be the first time she had been threatened with libel action:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/oct/01/sally-bercow-migration-watch

  76. 229
    Timon says:

    Gob.

  77. 234
    Stu says:

    Such a pleasure the Bercow bitch gets the first writ but still seems to think its a joke. Her and that puffed up little tosspot Mr Bercow won’t be smiling for too long I think. Lets hope that other sanctimonious scumbag Monbiot is next.

  78. 235
    Twits that twitter about to get twatted says:

    The libel law re claims against Tweeters

    “Libel claims by X against those who identify him/her on Twitter or other social network as being involved in say something such as say a child abuse scandal are straightforward. If these tweets even if they used different words directly identified X as the unidentified person mentioned by a newspaper or broadcaster– or simply as the so and so involved etc. Even if they simply stated “ Broadcvaster Y says X was involved in child abuse” this would provide no defence as it would fall foul of the so-called “repetition rule”: that “It is no defence to an action for defamation for the defendant to prove that he was merely repeating what he has been told” (see Stern v Piper [1997] QB 123).

    The tweeters who identified X in the case under consideration include a number of well known figures – several who have apologised. Although this will mitigate their damages it does not provide them with a defence. Those who tweeted X’s name would have no potential Reynolds defence unless they had personally taken steps to verify the allegation. This seems highly unlikely to say the least. As a result, X is likely to have tens if not hundreds or thousands of potential claims for libel.”

    • 285
      Anonymous says:

      I first saw the name Mcalpine on this (Guido’s) blog which is moderated and probably not considered permanent. Does libel law on moderated blogs apply the same way as Twitter , or is it considered more akin to slander?

      • 292
        jgm2 says:

        No idea. I’m not in the frame. This is outstanding. Bedwetters all over the UK shitting their pants.

      • 329
        Ivan Agenda says:

        Blogs will certainly be in the same league as twitters.
        After all it is still public dissemination of information.

  79. 238
    PK says:

    oh hahahahahahahahaha .. sorry, but hahahahahahahaha.. hope it costs her a packet.

  80. 242
    Ron says:

    ……… and the cover up continues

  81. 243
    WearyTory says:

    If the Bercows are bankrupted – then John cannot be an MP and will have to resign. By By speaker!

  82. 244
    derek donkey dick says:

    my rapture is your rupture

  83. 245
    keredybretsa says:

    I’m in shit, get me outa here!

  84. 246
    Sir Barnabas Scudamore says:

    Is there no way, no way at all, that “Mr speaker” (who dresses like a used car salesman) can be embroiled in this ? PLEASE……..

  85. 247
    ROY CASTLE of record breakers says:

    I bet she is “Sheeting” herself and throwing a real “paddy”

  86. 252
    The Fallen Angel says:

    Oh I do hope that the poison dwarf AND his wife are both going *gulp* right now…

    I wonder if Sally has the money to pay for a long and costly court case???

    But if the silly little ***** is going to start playing party politics via Twitterover such a serious matter as this then she deserves all that she gets….

    Wonder how long it’ll take for MacAlpine’s brief to bring up Bercow’s failed political efforts and her political affiliations as well as her husband’s role as Speaker of the House of Commons???? Somehow I don’t think that she’s going to be very political for quite a long time to come….

    Also can see this having a pretty negative effect on the poison dwarf’s career- just why didn’t he prevent his wife making such a stupid comment- or does he agree with it?

    This is going to be VERY funny to watch!!!!

    • 268
      Anonymous says:

      She should be sued for millions.Recent ‘victims’ of phonehacking were compensated by hundreds of thousands of pounds. I think, that in one or two cases,compensation was over a million pounds.Not one person had been accused of a heinous crime. They got amazing compensation just because phones were hacked and conversations listened to.

      • 298
        I'll have some of that says:

        Exactly. £1m for having a phone hacked? Being accused of what McAlp was is much more severe…….he cd pay off the national debt when all the tweeters, retweets, re,re tweets are multiplied….! You go Sall! Been quiet for half an hour-everything alright?

    • 308
      Al Swearengen says:

      Well Lord McA. has just got another £185,000 for legal ammunition! The Twitter hit list just got longer.

    • 313
      Jonathan says:

      Funny? Possibly. But if the action against the silly, self serving, publicity seeking bitch ensues and is then won, then I have no doubt that the poisoned dwarf Bercow will claim all of the fine and costs on his parliamentary expenses – no doubt justifying such a course on the grounds that his stupid bitch of a wife was singled out for the “McAlpine Treatment” simply because of to whom she is married. WE will end up paying for all of this once again.

      As for Sally Bercow being worried about the action, that is utter twaddle. A libel action would scare most people, but then again the so-called political elite are not plebs like the rest of us and have ways and means of paying up which are not to their detriment or ruin as would be the case for most of us.

  87. 261
    steve smith says:

    Sally Bercow has 2 new followers : Lord Macalpine , Lord Macalpines lawyers

  88. 269
    robbie says:

    as per usual, she’ll have to just swallow hard…then pay up.

  89. 270
    Michael Fucking Parkinson says:

    I’ve met 100s of interesting people

  90. 272
    genghiz the kahn says:

    15 November 2012 Last updated at 20:00 Share this pageEmailPrint
    BBC reaches settlement with Lord McAlpine
    Continue reading the main story
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    Bookies tip Richards for next DG
    Summary of Ken MacQuarrie report
    Crisis at the BBC: Media reaction
    The BBC has settled with Lord McAlpine over a Newsnight broadcast which led to him being wrongly implicated in child abuse allegations.

    The damages total £185,000 plus costs.

    “The settlement is comprehensive and reflects the gravity of the allegations that were wrongly made,” the corporation said in a statement.

    The Tory peer had said it was “terrifying” to find himself “a figure of public hatred”.

    Is Sally Bercow’s phone off the hook?

    • 274
      Anonymous says:

      If the amount of damages is correct, it simply is not enough.Bearing in mind that Lord McAlpine said that he was mindful of the taxpayer footing the bill for the BBC, perhaps he will be less lenient with Bercow, Monbiot and co.
      BBC governor does six weeks work and gets half a million. A decent man has his reputation damaged beyound repair and gets about a third of that. Do not look for justice because it does not exist.

    • 278
      Laughing hangman says:

      Paid by my f**cking license fee, b*stards should bemade to pay out of there own pockets. After they have been sacked.

    • 294
      Officer Dibble says:

      So let’s get this right…

      If you listen in to a few peoples voicemails with no harm done, you lose your business, and every one else who worked for the company loses their job, innocent or not.

      But if you make unfounded allegations with no evidence and ruin someones life for ever, you get a slap on the wrist and the public pay a £185,000 fine for you.

  91. 273
    Winnie the Pooh says:

    It should be noted that Lord McAlpine was minded that any monies would be paid via TV licence payers and that would be reflected in any settlement.
    Had this not been been the case the sum would have been higher.

    £185 k is a lot less than Entwistle’s overpayment.

  92. 276
    Ecuadorean Ambassador says:

    Theyrr eez steell plenty of room at our place.

    An we already have somwuun who likea to speaka lot and not to leesten. You weel be company for heem.

    • 330
      Ivan Agenda says:

      Sally going to the embassy will soon clear out the previous tenant.
      Two days is all I give him and the Embassy staff.

  93. 291
    Lloyd Christmas says:

    Big gulps huh?

    Alright. Well, see ya later!

  94. 295
    Sir Barnabas Scudamore says:

    Oh, and Schofiled NEEDS the sack as well !

    Why hasn’t he made a televised apology ?

  95. 299
    N'dine says:

    Sally, plead that you are just a silly little biased lefty woman who has shitferbranes and you didn’t realise the full impact of what you were doing.

    No one could argue against that, you silly bitch.

  96. 318
    Anonymous says:

    Did Steven Messham tell the police that one of his abusers was Alistair McAlpine or did the police tell Steven Messham that one of his abusers was Alistair McAlpine?

    If the former, what investigation did the police carry out and what did it reveal, if the latter why did the police seek to implicate an innocent and blameless individual?

    I’m sure that everyone hopes that in his quest for the truth Alistair McAlpine finds answers to these questions.

    • 331
      Pundit too too says:

      My reading of what was said was that the police told Messham that it was “Lord MacAlpine”.
      To me this is so unusual that it calls into question Messham’s whole message.

      • 337
        Anonymous says:

        Well it’s such a pity that Alistair McAlpine didn’t take action in 1991 when he was first publicly named as being connected with the abuse.

        It would have been so much easier to have got to the truth then than it will be now.

        It’s curious that Messham would have named someone like McAlpine. He was never exactly a well known public figure or celebrity. Why would Messham name him unless someone suggested the name to him? Who would have done that and why?

  97. 333
    NE Frontiersman says:

    Now that Lord McAlpine has got money from the Beeb, will he be suing those who named him online as a sex offender many years ago?

  98. 335
    Majorfrustration says:

    Could not happen to a nicer person. Hope somebody keeps an eye on the expenses

  99. 340
    Guardianista says:

    Perhaps Sally can extract contributions to (more than) cover her costs from the posters and the host of this website for defaming *her*?

  100. 341
    zaphod says:

    Me thinks Lord McAlpine protests too much?

    Quote: ‘Spread false defeat to gain public sympathy; or false accusation and then arrange for it to be exposed as such – so the accuser will forever be treated with suspicion.’

    From McAlpine’s book, The New Machiavelli: The Art of Politics in Business


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Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

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