November 22nd, 2012

WATCH: The £125,000 Shot
ITV Agree Huge McAlpine Payout

ITV will pay Lord McAlpine £125,000 after reaching a settlement over his libel claim. A statement will be read out in court on behalf of Phillip Schofield apologising for accidentally flashing his name on screen during an interview with the PM. Now they’re shelling out a six-figure sum. Pesky bloggers eh…


  1. 1
    Hank the Cat says:

    And what about Nancy Schofield, he gets away scot free i suppose


  2. 2
    fruitcake says:

    Aaah Scot free, coming soon to the House I trust


  3. 3
    I was Mandy's gerbil says:

    Heteroflexibility has its perks…


  4. 4
    its tough out there says:

    wots it all done to the viewing figures?


  5. 5
    Greedo Fawkes says:

    I’m so glad this is a Tory peer getting retribution. If it was Labour, I’d have outed him ages ago and now could be under some pretty expensive libel costs (if they paid the 25k up front needed to sue me…).


  6. 7
    Robert Catesby says:

    Police should investigate Philip Schofield’s conduct more carefully. I heard he spend most of the nineties in a broom cupboard with his hands up an underage gopher’s bum. Sicko.


  7. 8
    The Cenral Scrutinizer says:

    ‘Accidently on purpose’ morelike…


  8. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Can we move on now. This is getting boring.

    And I object to valuable police resources being used for show trials for Mcalpine.

    It isn’t just lefties that this will gag – wait til Labour are back in power.


  9. 10
    Anonymous says:

    You couldn’t see any names on that list. THis is a farce.


  10. 11
    Oh snap says:

    ‘Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Moses. When he struck the rock and it brought forth water, he thought, ‘What a good opportunity to have a bath!’
    He removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water.
    When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished.
    An Israeli had stolen them.’
    The Israeli representative jumped up furiously and shouted, ‘What are you talking about? The Israelis weren’t there then.’
    The Palestinian representative smiled and said:
    ‘And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech.’


  11. 12
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    errrrr does this mean that the Compo culture that Dave and co loathe is a alive and well.

    No more cushy DayBreak or This Morning slots for Dave…oh dear


  12. 13
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    ITV didnt even name him….and NO you could not see his name on the list.


  13. 15
    Mr Greedy says:

    This is far less than the figure m’lord’s reps have been touting for the past few days. So maybe the defamation wasn’t as clear cut as they’d hoped…..


    • 19
      Earl of Croydon says:

      People can call me what they like for that sort of money.


    • 68
      Aydodge E. Scheisster QC says:

      Depending on a calculus of how much more work will be involved to get how many more pounds, it might have been worth it just to take what was on offer. Sorta like marginal tax brackets– why bust your hump just to make a few more quid anyway, seeing as it will cost you more to do so, a law of diminishing returns? Forgone opportunity enters into the picture as well– the more time a brief spends on a case, the fewer cases (s)he’ll get to handle in a career, so you’ve got to suck out all the juice you can out of the few cases you DO handle, see Jarndyce v Jarndyce. Clients aren’t exactly wild about that idea. So you have to tell them, how long do you want this out there in the public arena? Don’t you want “closure”? Can’t we draw a line under this and just move forward and get on with our lives? And you whip out all the statistics about how most cases settle at a figure which is less than the plaintiff would have preferred but more than (s)he could have realistically expected at verdict, and vice versa for the defence briefs and their clients. (Cf Mark Twain on “statistics”). “Here’s-a-bob-now-shut-your-gob” is how the game is played and ’twas ever thus, except for those very few for whom it really ISN’T about the dosh (e.g., the Winslow Boy case). Why shouldn’t Lord Mac play along?


  14. 20
    Check the video before posting it says:

    “This video contains content from who have blocked it on copyright grounds”


  15. 21
    Phillip Schofield says:

    I will now join the Cum Dansing on my Ice Programme

    Which has an Autimat of 52.31%

    So guacaomole to you all (you know the rest)


  16. 22
    BBC producer says:

    Only 125,000 quid?

    That’s less than my expenses


  17. 24
    Anonymous says:

    You could not see the names. This is ITV simply avoiding legal costs.


  18. 26
    Earl of Croydon says:

    Crikey thats over £300,000in two weeks for doing sod all except to pretend you are badly hurt.
    Yes its a horrible thing to be accused of but Im sure an apology wouldve sufficed.
    Would it be that the more money they pay, the more sorry that they are?


  19. 28
    BBC Pornographic Workshop says:

    BBC at its best:


  20. 35
    Fact Hunt says:

    BBC sorted : check

    ITV sorted : check.

    Sally, your are next on ze list.


    • 40
      A little decency says:

      The Speaker has brought more disrepute to his Office and Parliament than even Gorbals Mick…..

      He should resign NOW…


  21. 37
    A little decency says:

    Let’s move forward from this cesspiut of filth

    Ipropose that Lord A should set up a Fund for the victims of all this abuse

    And put all the dama


    • 38
      A little decency says:

      Let’s move forward from this cesspiut of filth

      Ipropose that Lord A should set up a Fund for the victims of all this abuse

      And put all the damagaes he is being awarded into the Fund


  22. 45
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    £125K for NOTHING !!!!

    ITV didnt name him, and no one saw the list on TV.

    …It just makes you look worse.

    Keep up the bad work


    • 46
      SAS-moussa's many anons says:

      You keep saying this..and you keep being wrong. It was on youtube in minutes. And twitter .

      If it wasn’t why are ITV paying up at all?
      Would you pay up for not naming someone to someone who never named anyone on air?


      • 57
        I don't nee d no doctor says:

        ITV are in the wrong, and they know it. Schofield should have apologised personally in court. Who in ITV decided on the stunt, maybe there is a connection to Tom Watson?


      • 58
        Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

        errrrrr name was all over internet prior to Scofield…FACT


        • 67
          SAS-moussa's many anons says:

          And that proves your point how?

          You said no one saw the list. Now you say everyone has seen it.
          Could you try and be consistent?


      • 76
        Anonymous says:

        No it wasn’t. You can’t even read the THIS MORNING in caps on the other side. Find me one still where you can see his name. You won’t.


    • 88
      golli says:

      Try freezing the frame as he hands over the list!


  23. 47
    Lord Stansted says:

    MPs deserve to be ‘trusted’ again on expenses, head of watchdog claims

    Shome mishtake, shurely?


  24. 48
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    And now for Sally Bercow. Let’s hope she gets dragged through the courts. John Bercow should resign as Speaker.


  25. 50
    George Osborne says:

    “Today I will muddle on and hope for the best.”

    Ed Balls: “Today I will muddle on and hope for the worst.”


  26. 51
    To improve your afternoon says:

    Please do not forget this Epic Labour Car Crash which still makes me laugh

    Says it all really


  27. 59
    In the middle of the UK's tsumani of filth says:

    And this pearl


  28. 75
    PR Evert says:

    The BBC did not mention his name, the ITV did not show his name and yet they pay hundreds of thousands to him.


    I would like to see these cases tested in court.


  29. 77
    Govt-By-Cluster-Fuck says:

    Wonder if the money will be donated to a charity ?

    Suggestions on a postcard please.


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