November 20th, 2012

More Charges For Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks

Another day and another charge for the PM’s old chums.  Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman have been charged over allegations relating to paying Royal contacts for the Palace phone book, while Rebekah Brooks & ex-Sun chief reporter John Kay have been charged over accusations that they paid MOD official Bettina Jordan Barber £100k for stories. Awkward… 


  1. 1
    David Camoron says:

    I’ve never met Rebekah or Andy. LOL. xxx

  2. 2
    Call me Dave says:

    I have plausible deniability.

  3. 3
    Silent Bob says:

  4. 4
    Kebab Time says:

    I hope there is no horsing around!

  5. 5
    Duty Pedant severing Interns Since 1908 says:

    “they paid MOD official Bettina Jordan Barber paid £100k “

  6. 6
    Sub Judice says:

    Quite right SB – we wouldn’t want to give the defence a chance to say that they can’t get a fair trial due to prejudicial comments would we?

  7. 7
    Owen Jones says:

    They both deserve a second chance,or even a third or fourth chance.

  8. 8
    You mean silentblob surely says:

    Fuck off fatboy.

  9. 9
    Sideshow Bob says:

    Is it true none of this will come to trial until next September?

  10. 10
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    Now that Sally has gone…Borisido Boriswkes has lost 20% of his thread material…Careful what you wish for.

  11. 11
    Rick Shaw says:

    Coulson has had his courtesy of the Prime Minister.

  12. 12
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    ….its slowly getting closer to Dave and Tory HQ.

  13. 13
    Margaret Moran says:

    They just need to hire a rent-a-shrink to tell the court they’re manic depressives. Worked for me. Woop woop!

  14. 14
    Bet Fred says:

    Taking bets on which prison they’ll be going to.

  15. 15
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    I’m getting very excited.

  16. 16
    The Amused says:


  17. 17
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    Could you post a link to the Guido thread from 2009 in which Borisido Boriswkes stated that NOTHING would happen regarding NoW and hacking

  18. 18
    J Aitken says:

    I can recommend a nice one.

  19. 19
    Legal Beagle says:

    This is the third series of charges against Rebekah Brooks

    She is now facing more than 20 years in jail

    Like Coulson

    And our Dave carries on as Prime Minister as if nothing is happening…

    The Stout Party has clearly collapsed

  20. 20
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Do you EVER have anything interesting to say?

  21. 21
    AC1 and smoggie's civil partnership says:

    Will no one think of the arse bandits and their nuptuals?

  22. 22
    The Murdock Family says:

    We were totally unaware that there was generalised crime being committed in our organisation

    It was all covered up…

  23. 23
    Jeffrey Archer says:

    And me

  24. 24
    Lord Hanningfield says:

    And me

  25. 25
    A person with a normal name says:

    If you employ someone with a name like Bettina Jordan Barber, you’re asking for trouble.

  26. 26
    Palace Phonebook says:

    is Sir Jimmy Savile still listed?

  27. 27
    Charles Lynton says:

    Not me

  28. 28
    The hang Blair movement says:

    When is the Chilcot Report going to be published?

    Or has it been permanently buried?

  29. 29
    Bravo Two Zero says:

    The British Army employs someone called ‘Bettina’? Fucking country’s double fucked.

    Next they’ll have a poof from PR at no.10.

  30. 30
  31. 31
    P l e b says:

    No one drinks the stuff now.
    Died out with Ena Sharples

  32. 32
    blackmailed PR poof from No.10 says:

    How dare you!

  33. 33
    P l e b says:

    It has gone the same way as Blair’s expenses

  34. 34
    Every one's a criminal says:

    This is getting stupid now. Reporter pays for story. If that now becomes a crime our prisons will be over flowing.

  35. 35
    Chris Bryant MP says:


    You wers soooooo wish to destrpy the files and impose the Deeeee Notice

  36. 36
    Riggsy Brown says:

    The CPS must be in possession of a shed load of what they believe to be substantive alleged `evidence’ to charge Brooks, Coulson et als on this one. (Have to be careful wording that). They are well aware of Brooks’ personal resources, NI backing and public profile so must be preparing for a real courtroom knock ‘em down, drag `em out! Can’t wait.

  37. 37
    Lloyd George says:

    So if this public service employee has had£100k stuffed up her pants down as the CPS claim I hope there is restitution order made in favour of the Uk taxpayer .

  38. 38
    Boris says:


  39. 39
    Ed Miller Band says:

    Anyone seen a blank sheet of A4 paper? I have to say something soon and it has all my notes and witty remarks. I’ve got to pretend to condemn Lord Peter Lefty for being a banker now and need some fresh ideas.

  40. 40
    Loopy Lou says:

    I am going to refuse to pay any more taxes until I see it .

  41. 41
    Dave the Rave, surrounded by criminals says:

    James Murdock told me that there was no crime within Newscorp

    So did Rebekah and so did my old Eton friend Charlie…

    I believed them…

  42. 42
    Guido Fawkes says:


  43. 43

    And my beard, Juthtine, thayth I’m going to be PM nextht! Thee thayth that I thould be called Earl Militwat, becauth I weally am a foreign Count. (I think that’th what thee thouted at me anyway!)

  44. 44
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    John Kay is a particularly repellent piece of work. A quick glance at the type of stories he writes will reveal someone who revels in popular loathing of those convicted of high profile crimes (Tracey Connolly, Jon Venables, Ian Huntley). Hatred of ‘lags’ and their easy time inside is another favourite drum he likes to beat.

    Not so well known is that he himself is a killer – having strangled and drowned his wife in the 1970s. He managed to get a murder charged reduced to manslaughter after several pretty useless suicide attempts and spent a couple of years in psychiatric care rather than prison. Now he faces more charges and engages in yet another ‘suicide’ bid.

  45. 45
    Lord Highmountain says:

    ‘cept me, mate. watch it!

  46. 46
    We need more transparency says:

    I can see clearly now…. They are all C*NTS

  47. 47
    ed martin says:

    so if newscorpse paid xK pounds for a tame MoD drone will there be post mortems in moscow and washington over how much they paid?

    i think we ought to know whether we were getting value for money

  48. 48
    Mr Speaker says:


  49. 49
    the stench of hypocrisy says:

    Tony Blair is godfather to one of Murdoch’s daughters.

  50. 50
    Moral Collapse Blair, watching the rockets flying overhead says:

    For immediate release

    Lord Ponzi Mandelson is the unacceptable face of predatory capitalism

    And was the creator of New Labour

    And the Maximum Imbecile was responsible for the financial meltdown

    I was not informed…

    I am above all of this …

  51. 51
    Julian Assange says:

    I think there are some spare rooms here. Shall I ask for you?

  52. 52
    Tony Bliar resplendant in his white robes says:

    Yes indeedee

  53. 53
    The Mirror group and Guardian says:

    No it’s ok it’s only the Murdoch Journos who will get prosecuted for this. We’re tickety Boo

  54. 54
    ed martin says:

    isn’t it said that people in gaol tend to have very strong views about punishment for others?

    and this unfortunate was employed in the interest of what stuart kutner used to describe (R4) as ‘the great family of NoW readers – the sub-primes that can’t distinguish a .pdf from a paediatrician

  55. 55
    DI Jack Regan says:

    Are you coming out or do we have to come in

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Time for Coulson and Co. to start looking all depressed and sad or as it is popularly known – The Margaret Moran Defence.

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    Show me the money.

  58. 58
    It's a miracle! says:

    He strangled and drowned her? What happened? Did she come back to life after he’d killed her the first time?

  59. 59
    Rebekah says:

    Do you think it is time I spilt all the beans Dave ?



    PS It might bring down the whole Mafia but I could get a reduced sentence…

  60. 60
    Murdoch PR organisation says:

    The whole Murdoch family is entirely innocent of any wrong doing

    They were not aware of any of this

  61. 61
    Garstang says:

    So this just goes to prove that there is no need for Leveson to recommend new laws when present laws are more than adequate, if applied.

    Same for all those knee jerk terror laws that Dave has failed to repeal.

  62. 62
    Backbench MP says:

    The Sqeaker should be forced to resign

  63. 63
    Julian the Wonderhorse says:

    I bet Sally Bercow is fuming she can’t tweet now

  64. 64
    M says:

    Has piss organ been charged too ?

  65. 65
    Glenn Close says:

    Didn’t you ever see the end of Fatal Attraction?

  66. 66
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    News Flash

    Has High Street tsar Mary Portason verge of resigning.

    This one managed to slip under your radar Borisido Boriswkes.

    As the high street demise accelerates , it seems old Mary is beginning to get cold feet. She is on the verge of resigning, she has been openly muttering that she fears her high street review may have been a Government ‘PR stunt’….Never – Dave – PR stunts – surely not

  67. 67
    Nick says:

    The apostrophes are the wrong way round on ‘Ello, ‘Ello, ‘Ello.

  68. 68
    Nick says:

    As they are on my posting because the machine thinks that it knows best and turns them.

  69. 69

    We never were clowth to the Murdoch empire during our entire 13 “Gloriana” yearth in power, we had NO IDEA that thith wath all going on on our watch, thow there can be no dirt on uth!

    Current Bun Nation! (Sponsored by NewsCorp)

  70. 70
    ed martin says:

    perhaps it was Rasputin’s grand-daughter

  71. 71
    Mr Logic says:

    You might think Slutty Sally’s useless, but this is far from the truth. There are about 50 MPs in need of housing near the Houses of Parliament, and Sally – who lives not a stone’s throw from Big Ben – has a cathedral-sized c*nt. So you see. Jobs could be created in the construction industry if 30 to 40 large maisonettes (and perhaps a small shopping arcade) were built in her tw@t. Furthermore, changes to the planning laws mean local opposition to the development (presumably from Sally herself) could be swiftly shot down, allowing construction to begin before Christmas.

  72. 72
    restore the monasteries says:

    A little cell is quite nice for quiet reflection,but,it depends upon the amount of time allocated.IN THE HOUSE OF A FIDDLER,ALL FIDDLE.

  73. 73
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Can’t wait for Brooks and Coulson to get in the witness box and spill the beans on Blair, Brown and Cameron.

  74. 74
    Moronwatch says:

    “Has High Street tsar Mary Portason verge of resigning. ”

    Try that one again, in English this time.

  75. 75
    foppish twat says:

    good day to sneak off to Northern Ireland

  76. 76
    Joe Mercier says:

    With over three million people without work I find this revelation shocking .

    Even if there is no money in the Treasury surely we could get some public spirited unemployed people to work pro bono to arrange a speedy and quick trial for these people .

  77. 77
    Lost in Clacton says:

    Has bailed been refused ?

  78. 78
    Here's the best chavtastic name I've heard in a while... says:

    Jordan Nike McAteer

  79. 79
    Frank Lampard says:

    I mean to say that if she was a football manager she would have been sacked a long time ago .

  80. 80
    long grass says:

    The Inquiry has advised the Prime Minister that it will be in a position to begin the process of writing to any individuals that may be criticised by the middle of 2013.

  81. 81
    An Old Lag says:

    Spend 23 hours a day locked up in 8 ft by 6 ft with me jail mates and you will soon be cured .

  82. 82
    overrated bullshitter says:

    you mean she cant cut the mustard

  83. 83
    Michael Fucking Parkinson says:

    I’ve met 100s of interesting people

  84. 84
    Jay says:

    I told you before about spilling your guts Bob.

  85. 85
    Ernest Saunders says:

    My ‘get out of jail’ card was better. And in gratitude to the doctors, I shall be leaving my body to medical science so that my miraculous recovery from incurable Alzheimer’s Disease can be understood.

    20 years after being ‘diagnosed’ and released, I’m still going strong.

    Getting out of jail? I even make Abdelbaset al-Megrahi look like a fucking amateur.

  86. 86
    You must be Joe King says:

    I went to school with Jordan and Barber – they were both decent types. Never met Bettina, though. Still, it will all come out in the wash, eh?

  87. 87
    Starbuck says:

    Strangely, none of them was that badger Ann Thracite (who didn’t even make the short list).

  88. 88

    Did you mean a Party 7? I would think you’d be close to collapse if you drank a whole on, dear.

    I liked that Ena Sharples, though. You know. Granddad used to say he wouldn’t poke her with his welding rod. Bless.

  89. 89
    Acting BBC Director General says:

    We are pleased to announce that phone hacking is back on our top headlines. This will give us the much needed opportunity to help the general prole public forget all about those pesky child abuse coverups by the BBC. We hope you enjoy our Hamas propaganda and profiles of Andy Coulson for the next few months.

  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Tremendous news.

  91. 91
    P l e b says:

    Stout, as in Milk Stout

  92. 92
    Kreatcherr says:

    So it seems Contrary Mary ‘ fears her high street review may have been a Government ‘PR stunt’

    Well…it also seems she was not exactly behind the pantry door when brains were being ladled out then?….(possibly hiding under the rudely shaped turnips, but that is another story!)
    That gal seems exactly what is needed…clear thinking, clever, incisive, razor sharp analysis, laser intellect and practical, frugal, and precise to a fault.

    No wonder blighty is fucked!

  93. 93
    Centre Parting says:

    I thought you had to pay for Directory Enquiries – what have they done wrong?

  94. 94
    Kreatcherr says:

    Or indeed on Thatcher Maggie, Major John and Camerloon’ Dave!

  95. 95
    P l e b says:

    If you think about it, you don’t need the ‘t’ after ‘@’

  96. 96
    P l e b says:

    Probably her report came up with wrong answer

  97. 97
    Fishy says:

    All took place under ‘Godfather’ Bliar and Gordon who was chasing Rupe and Rebeccca round varoius kitchens trying to intgratiate himself (something that GF says LJL didn’t get round to investigate (on the recommendations of his (now exposed) advisers?)).

    Mirror Group have apparently declined to set up an inquiry and investigate allegations of their wrong doing in the way NI have. I wonder why.

  98. 98
    David Cameron says:


    Let’s have a prison supper sometime.

    LOL, David

  99. 99
    Mrs Duffy from Rochdale says:

    Anyone with half a brain knows that if you want to do retail these days you go internet with a couple of warehouses around the country . If you need employees you go to China .

  100. 100
    Perry Mason says:

    Even the CPS cannot be daft enough to call it wrong three times in row .

    A first year barrister should be able to get at least one of the charges to stick .

  101. 101
    Breathless in Corby says:

    Just had a quick look at the charge cheat and am a little sad not to see a charge of treason in there somewhere .

    What we do not want is any sort of Establishment cover up .

    It might be a good idea to appoint a couple of the registered disabled as independent state scrutineers .

    At least one of those failed Police Commissioners was talking along these lines .

  102. 102
    Fidel Castro says:

    Jordan-Barber .

    Is she a member of a Trade Union ?

    If so which one ?

    Has her membership been suspended ?

    British Press performance in this matter piss poor .

  103. 103
    The savant7 says:

    Does LOL in this instance sctand for


  104. 104
    The savant7 says:

    Arthur guinness is. Very. Very. Good for you !!!

  105. 105
    The savant7 says:

    Was he not the sunderland midfielder who was caught wearing joe jordan s. trainers. And got wacked by the big man for his pains ???

  106. 106
    The savant7 says:

    Which wash is that then ??

    Ohh.. You mean the slush fund .

  107. 107
    The savant7 says:

    I ll. do it.

    I used to watch crown court as a lad …..

    And i ve also seen at least one. Episode of both kavanagh and judge deed ….

  108. 108
    The savant7 says:

    Margaret. Moral. anne says

    Certainly not me. They re. coming to. Take me away. Ha haaa…

  109. 109
    The savant7 says:

    Don t be so lazy boris

    Go and pop your own cock …

  110. 110
    The savant7 says:

    Rah rah. Rasputin

    Lover of the russian queen
    Russsia s greatest love machine

  111. 111
    The savant7 says:

    George says :

    We re the sweeney sunshine

    And you re. Nicked !!!

  112. 112
    The savant7 says:

    Does LOL. On this instance stand for

    LAGS ON LICE!NCE ..???

  113. 113
    D I Jack Regan says:


    Shut it……..

  114. 114
    Carlos says:

    “This is getting stupid now. Reporter pays for story. – … crime …”

    Not quite that simple. Not a crime if the recipient of the payment is a member of the general public. However, if they are a public servant they commit a crime firstly by the unauthorised passing on of sensitive information and secondly by accepting payment for their actions. The reporter commits a crime for inducing the public servant to carry out illegal acts.

  115. 115
    Anonymous says:

    is savant code for servant?

  116. 116
    XXXxx says:

    Isn’t Guiness stout

  117. 117
    Anonymous says:

    blair loves chinese.
    here to stay.

  118. 118
    Anonymous says:

    we are going to need some one to educate and train us in adulthood come 2020.

    who will the public throw forward?

  119. 119
    Anonymous says:

    poverty of imagination.

  120. 120
    Border Terrier says:

    Tabloid journalists charged for doing their job.

    Andy & Rebekah, please keep fighting. You’ve got to see off those f*****s at The Guardian & BBC.

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    when one pound of our hard earned cash becomes 7 pound in the banking system then we are all fundamentally part of ponzi scheme.

    there is no escaping it.
    unless you abolish money,
    not difficult if you barter for your product and services.

  122. 122
    Anonymous says:

    what everyone forgets.
    the backdrop is the power struggle for the assets of the beeb, between news international and the establishment.

  123. 123
    Basic Brit says:

    String them up, on my crossroads, and let them fester.

  124. 124
    Old very poor Brit says:

    Mr Camoron Sir my 18 year old daughter asked me which exams to take I told her to txt you instead is that OK? she has big er hair and will do the time for you mate ;-)

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