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. 6
    Dragonfly says:

    They should dock it from his producer’s salary

  7. 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.

  8. 8
    The Cenral Scrutinizer says:

    ‘Accidently on purpose’ morelike…

  9. 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.

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

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

  11. 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.’

  12. 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

  13. 13
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

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

  14. 14
    Ed 'Spray It Again' Milliband says:

    Thuper i’m thsure the viewers will love to see me get more facetime.

  15. 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…..

  16. 16
    MSM circling its wagons says:


  17. 17
    That's All Folks says:

    This comment was brought to you by Pallywood Productions.

  18. 18
    Steve Miliband says:

    Must be lunchbreak at Labour Party HQ

  19. 19
    Earl of Croydon says:

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

  20. 20
    Check the video before posting it says:

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

  21. 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)

  22. 22
    BBC producer says:

    Only 125,000 quid?

    That’s less than my expenses

  23. 23
    David Minibanana says:

    That’ll be in 2075, if they’re lucky.

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

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

  25. 25
    Hank the Cat says:

    I did not know that care in the community posted on blogs

  26. 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?

  27. 27

    Then how McAlpine’ know his name was on it?
    Did Philip tell him? or Holly?

    or Dave?

  28. 28
    BBC Pornographic Workshop says:

    BBC at its best:

  29. 29
    Hank the Cat says:

    The sad thing is he belives it

  30. 30

    Very good.
    Except Moses actually being an Israeli rather spoils it.

  31. 31
    Steve Miliband says:

    How’s your boots meal deal? Prawn and mayo? Highland spring and a bag of McCoys? Make sure the crumbs don’t get into your keyboard, your boss will not be pleased if you mess up the Unions PC

  32. 32

    Seems fair to me.
    You can get £200k for tripping over your own feet these days.

  33. 33
    National Socialist says:

    1 not 7

  34. 34
    Lord McAlibi says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha –> BANK

  35. 35
    Fact Hunt says:

    BBC sorted : check

    ITV sorted : check.

    Sally, your are next on ze list.

  36. 36

    I refer the honorable anon to the answer I gave some moments ago.

    If the names were not visible, then how McAlpine, and his lawyers know his name was on the list?

  37. 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. 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

  39. 39
    Florence and the washing machine says:

    Moussa works in the private sector. Its a constant torment to him to be putting pennies into the bosses pockets.
    But…needs must..

  40. 40
    A little decency says:

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

    He should resign NOW…

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    sadly i think they will get in next time with lib dem propping,.

  42. 42
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    LOL….Now ITV will hate you too….Great News

  43. 43
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    LOL. McWankStain £125K from ITV

    …Im sure you all blame the BBC.

  44. 44
    Enough of silly schoolchildren says:

    Can the Hampstead private equity operators and hedge funds please appoint a presentable leader of the Labour Party FFS ?

    Or the Rothschilds with their cash contribution?

    They would be doing the nation a service

    Ed really should be relagated to some High School Debating Society

  45. 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. 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?

  47. 47
    Lord Stansted says:

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

    Shome mishtake, shurely?

  48. 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.

  49. 49
    Lube McAlpinis says:

    Not really into ‘up front’ to be honest old bean.

  50. 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.”

  51. 51
    To improve your afternoon says:

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

    Says it all really

  52. 52
    Lube McAlpinis says:

    How did Dave know they were all homosexual?

  53. 53
    In the middle of the UK's tsumani of filth says:

    Britain has never seen such a bunch of Imbeciles, Cross Dressers, Wankers and Frauds…

  54. 54
    Ed (Gurgling Like a Schoolboy) Milliband says:

    That’th thilly, but quite funny.

  55. 55
    A Canaanite says:

    We were there first!

  56. 56
    The UN says:

    He was technically stateless at the time, having renounced his Egyptian citizenship

  57. 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. 58
    Moussa Koussa Mark 2 says:

    errrrrr name was all over internet prior to Scofield…FACT

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

    And this pearl

  60. 60
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Slander lawyers 4U.

  61. 61
  62. 62
    UKBA says:

    Did we let him in?

  63. 63
    A Brummie says:

    They beamed down from the Starship Westminster, took all our dilithium* and beamed up again.

    *(For ‘dilithium’ read ‘votes’ – Ed)

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

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  65. 65
    Tory scum says:

    Tory scum!

    {Sent from the BBC Newsroom ipad}

  66. 66
  67. 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?

  68. 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?

  69. 69
    Dave the cat says:

    He very wisely pulled a fast one, which is a surprise given he is “thicker than a whale omelet”… introducing a “minority” he left the grey f*$kwit no-where to go……they do it all the time…..

    …Had Schofield continued to push he would have run the risk of being labeled “Homophobic”….career over and Peter Tatchell on his case until the day he dies…..

    “Homophobe card”…derives from the “Race card” guaranteed to…well see for yourself,r:2,s:0,i:91

    well done “call me Dave”……didn’t think you had it in you

  70. 70
    Dan Saffend says:

    Made my afternoon!

  71. 71
    A Midianite says:

    The ‘Chosen@ holocausted my homeland…

  72. 72
    A Tart says:

    All things homosexual seems to be Dave’s priority at the moment.

  73. 73
    Shocked of Sheen says:


  74. 74
    CarryHole is a Hunt says:

    Or inside Judge Jules and Jason Donovan if p0pbitch is to be believed.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

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

    Wonder if the money will be donated to a charity ?

    Suggestions on a postcard please.

  78. 78
    Hall aboard says:

    Do Rothschilds fund the Do Not Unseat Ed campaign as well?

  79. 79
    Hall aboard says:

    Moussa works???

  80. 80
    lojolondon says:

    I hope McAlpine will be sponsoring this site, as a token of his appreciation!

  81. 81
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    I definitely saw ******’s name on that paper as Dave put it in his pocket. Dave should be sued.

  82. 82
    Anonymous says:

    I still cant work out what phillip schofield thought he was doing, its a really bizarre thing to do.

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Im amazed he still clings to his job, there again the rest of them are as bad, Hattie etc.

  84. 84
    Rouseeau9 says:

    McAlpine is onto a good thing here – just how rich is he – fabulously – and a major tax dodger – after his Thtacherite policies have devastated the British economy he then goes and lives in a tax haven – he may not be a paedophile – but he is a parasite

  85. 85
    Green Grow and russian Oh! says:

    Moses was a basket case..

  86. 86
    Your fecking way behind... says:

    woman just got 900k for finger injury

  87. 87
    Blowing Whistles says:

    David Laws and the homsexual fraternity know all about using the homo card to silence any dissent against their criminal activities … now who else has used this tactic …. oh those that scream and squeal anti-semitism at any and every TheirGodofmoney given opportunity perhaps?

  88. 88
    golli says:

    Try freezing the frame as he hands over the list!

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    I always knew the PM was clever !

  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    I think you will find with a decent TV you could.

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    To be fair it is appalling to accuse somebody of being a paedophile on national TV, the news would have been all over the world in a short time. I dont think you would be very amused if it was said about you. People on here can be too flippant sometimes.

  92. 92
    Laughing hangman says:

    He’s ‘one of us’ ex beeboid

  93. 93
    steve smith says:

    * applause*

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