November 29th, 2012

Tories Go on the Brownite Attack

They must want to kiss Brian’s big bald head in Downing Street. The Tories are cock-a-hoop that Brown and his ever loyal Watson’s conspiracy theory has been shredded.

Here’s a taste of how hard CCHQ spinners are pushing it:

Labour claimed the Conservatives did ‘a deal’ with NI over BSkyB and other policy in exchange for their support.
But Lord Justice Leveson says ‘The evidence does not, of course, establish anything resembling a “deal”’.

Labour claimed Jeremy Hunt ‘was not judging the [BSkyB] bid he was backing it’.
But Lord Justice Leveson says ‘there is no credible evidence of actual bias on the part of Mr Hunt’.

Labour claimed ‘Cameron should never have given the decision to Hunt in the first place’.
But Lord Justice Leveson says Jeremy Hunt ‘was the obvious candidate to entrust with the decision because of his portfolio… The evidence does not begin to support a conclusion that the choice of Mr Hunt was the product of improper media pressure, still less an attempt to guarantee a particular outcome to the process’.

Labour claimed ‘Jeremy Hunt “was acting as a backchannel for the Murdochs”’
But Lord Justice Leveson says ‘Mr Hunt immediately put in place robust systems to ensure… fairness, impartiality and transparency’ and Jeremy Hunt’s ‘actions as a decision maker were frequently adverse to News Corp’s interests’.

Labour claimed the Prime Minister had discussions with James Murdoch about the BSkyB bid at a dinner on 23 December 2010.
But Lord Justice Leveson says the Prime Minister was ‘perfectly in order’.

Cameron called for the former Prime Mentalist to withdraw the allegations made in the House about a deal. Guido wouldn’t hold his breath…


121 Comments

  1. 1
    Ben Fellows says:

    Has Ken Clarke been cleared ?

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    • 6
      Engineer says:

      Has Tom Watson made a statement to the House? No? Well there’s a surprise….

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    • 12
      Anonymous says:

      One day Brooks and Andy will write a book, then we all might find out what went on. Or there could be tapes that ends up being published.

      Hunt wasn’t investigated as to whether ministerial code was broken so he hasn’t cleared Hunt. Its the same for current PM, ec PMs or current or former minister.

      Hiding behind the tree
      LOL
      XX

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      • 23
        V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

        It’s time for the Tories to go on the offensive and expose these disgusting socialists for what they really are, a nest of vipers.

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      • 101
        green ink says:

        there are so many different events anyone of us could use to dengegrate lots of people but in reality do we really care anymore who said what when and to whom and why…its an endless cycle of pointless conjecture …it was as it was..

        the public eye after the recent bbc scandals is focused on all issues media related.

        Legislation that allows governments to control press freedom or freedom of speech by subsequently amending that legislation are absolutely untenable and clearly cameron sees that as a crucial element to consider.

        The press have the opportunity to make their intentions to comply with the recommendations before we use legislative instruments that could allow restrictive media control to be on the statute book.

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    • 24
      Anonymous says:

      Documents before the inquiry showed that the Culture Secretary sent a series of text messages to the News Corp executive indicating his apparent support for the takeover; at one point congratulating him after the bid was approved by the EU.

      He admitted that he continued to communicate privately with Mr Murdoch despite recommendations from his department’s lawyers on at least two occasions that he should not express opinions on the controversial £8 billion bid.

      Despite the admissions, Downing Street yesterday cleared Mr Hunt of any wrongdoing within minutes of the evidence session finishing.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/leveson-inquiry/9304119/Hunt-defied-advice-on-BSkyB-bid.html

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      • 42
        Anonymous says:

        Blair is Godfather to one of Murdoch’s kids.

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        • 56
          Anonymous says:

          This is why we need the change. PMs should not go cap in hand. It started much before Blair and continued.

          John Major was the only PM who didn’t do this and that was one of the reason he lost the election.

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        • 64
          Marlon says:

          I can imagine Blair as The Godfather, being used to murdering as he is.

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    • 68
      PM says:

      Is Harriet Harman going to resign now?

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  2. 2
    Ministry of Truth says:

    Tractor production at all time high. Meanwhile a dog was today heard barking.

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  3. 3
    Raving Loon says:

    “Cameron called for the former Prime Mentalist to withdraw the allegations made in the House about a deal. Guido wouldn’t hold his breath…”

    You mean to say that Gordo was actually in the house at one point?

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  4. 5
    Gordon Brown says:

    Woooouaaagh! There WAS a deal! A deal a deal a deal! There was! I tell the truth! I never lie! I tell truths, I not tell lies! I was the greatest statesman this world has ever known! Leveson is a bigot! This report is a bigot! The inquiry was a bigot! I am legend!

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  5. 7
    Rab Butler says:

    Leftie scum.
    If they like socialism so much they should go and live in North Korea.

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    • 17
      Kim Jong-un says:

      Me so sexy!

      The Onion (a popular satirical newspaper) has tricked a Chinese newspaper by recently naming North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, this year’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” China’s largest Communist Party newspaper didn’t understand the joke and splashed a 55-page-slideshow of the leader on The People’s Daily homepage. The People’s Daily quotes The Onion, saying “this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman’s dream come true.”

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      • 31
        retardEd Miliband says:

        I think I thould have been named ath the thexietht man in the world! It’th not fair! I’m thexy, I am thuave, thophithticated and exthtremely handthome.

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  6. 10
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Ed Miliband has worked out if he says Milly Dowler enough times his popularity will rise.

    Rather sad to use the death of a child for political ends

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    • 20
      Gordon McMental says:

      Did ah tell ye about ma wee bairn? How she did leave us? Och, I don’t like ta talk abou’ it, about the loss, the loss of ma wee bairn, talk abou’ it ah don’t like to do the noo, but (continues for ten minutes).

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    • 36
      Nasty Ed says:

      Thum thing good can come fwom thum thing bad. What’s wong wiv gaining political capital fwom Millie Dowler?

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      • 65
        its bleak in sunderland says:

        Spot on Crossbow he said it times hes such a useless f…..g cnut he wouldnt have the brains to think ofanything else.

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        • 118
          Hattie from Camberwell says:

          Wait ..Milly Dowlers phone wasn’t even hacked. Why are they persisting with that lie. Why is the BBC running a Milly Dowler photo with their coverage. Why why why? Now who wants a nice slice of PIE.

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  7. 11
    Bovis Barrat says:

    Oi Fawkes! – from memory I believe you had a little anti-Hunt sneer from time to time.

    Time to ‘fess up and take one on the chin???

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  8. 13
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    errrrrrrrrr and then call me Dave will reject the report…..LOL

    Must try harder neo nuts

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  9. 14
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    Who care Guido….. The sky bid was smashed….JOB DONE !!!!!

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  10. 16
    UKIP Can Win in Rotherham says:

    The reason Labour believe the Tories had a deal with NI is because they themselves had such a deal, the hypocritical smearing bunch of arseholes.

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  11. 19
    A Droyd says:

    Did I go to sleep? What happened to Gnasher Gnick?

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  12. 21
    Michael Gove says:

    Have I missed something?

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  13. 29
    Gordon Brown is a c-unting fuckwitted piece of dogshit says:

    Here’s the grubby, lying, conniving bastard emptying reams of shit from his mouth.

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  14. 30
    Jimmy says:

    “Tracing the development of the communications between Mr Cameron and Mrs Brooks during opposition reveals clear trends. The volume of contact increased over time, particularly as a result of the increasing social contact. The nature of the contact changed. At the start it can only really have involved Mr Cameron trying to get his political message across to the editor of a newspaper then supporting the opposition. By the end, it was less a matter of Mr Cameron getting his message over to the new editor of The Sun and more a question of News International being “in it together” with Mr Cameron, and seeking to get his message across for him.”

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    • 34
      Nothing to see, move along. says:

      Labour lost. Get over it.

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    • 50
      Memories at the corner of my mind, says:

      Keep digging Jimmy, but beware of 13 years of bad memories by Liebour and good memories using the Internet search engines for Brown and Bliar and Murdoch, LibLabCon 3 branches of the same sewer.

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      • 104
        If you want to get your message over cultivate the media..a well proven concept says:

        as there ever was and ever will be …a inevitable relationship between politicians and the media …the boundaries have always been blurred.

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    • 52
      Professor Schadenfreude says:

      Ha ha! Suck it up Jimmy you dweeb.

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  15. 35
    Mark Carney says:

    A policeman pulled me over on the motorway today.

    “Hang on a minute,” I said to my wife on the phone. “Yes, officer?”

    He said, “You’re talking on your mobile.”

    I said, “I know. I’m just telling my wife that I’m stuck in traffic and I may be home a few hours late.”

    “There is no traffic,” he replied.

    What a Hunt, I was winking at him as well.

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  16. 37
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Richard Bacon on Radio 5 Labour absolutely outraged that the Prime Minister has decided to defend the freedom of the press, accusing him of ‘being afraid of upsetting the newspapers.’

    He really is very angry. How dare the Prime Minister disagree with the Left Wing Consensus at the BBC?

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  17. 44
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    LOL….Call Me Dave Has rejected the report.

    So your point is what exactly

    Hunt is loathed by all who come across him..so I wouldnt start wa*nking yourselves off just yet

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  18. 45
    Freedom says:

    Nick Clegg is one of those liars who give polticians the sort of bad name I want to be able to read about in a free press.

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  19. 51
    Well it's a thought says:

    Clegg is now boring the HOC

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  20. 53
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    The ‘liberal’ leader is now speaking, he agrees with ed who wants to name the new body overseeing the statutory underpinning of the press, ‘The Ministry of Truth’.

    Maybe the NUJ can decide!

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    • 58
      world's gone mad says:

      NUJ Gen Sec. Michelle Stanistreet is in favour of press regulation!
      So glad I resigned years ago.

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  21. 54
    just saying says:

    Another one with an axe to grind as he was exposed by the press for being a coke-head while a children’s TV presenter.He’s well at home with the likes of Grant,Coogan and Mosley.
    I really don’t care what celebrities get up to in their spare time. But I care about my kids growing up in a country where the press and internet is free and independent,NOT subject to statutory regulation.

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  22. 57
    Baldy Alert says:

    Chuka has been polishing the top of his head. I hope he didn’t put that one expenses

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  23. 59
    its bleak in sunderland says:

    Best response in the HOC today was when that Labour gobshite Thomas Docherty asked Cameron if Gove was going to smear Leveson to which Cameron replied(Hes not Gordon Brown) everytime I see Docherty or Roy or Bain I begin to think independence for Scotland more appealing.

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  24. 62
    The Dullards Before Us says:

    Cliche cliche cliche cliche cliche

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  25. 73
    Meanwhile, somewhere oop North... says:

    I just voted Labour, me, aye – just like me Mam and me Grandad and me whippets, aye, always a Labour man me, aye.

    [Flops member on kitchen table, in front of children]

    Cop a feel of that, Love, aye, it’s t’biggest one in t’Rotherham.

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  26. 74
    D L George says:

    Lord Justice Leveson says ‘there is no credible evidence of actual bias on the part of Mr Hunt’.”

    I put it you Lord Justice Leveson that if the rest of your report is of such a standard, then one is to assume you’ve spent two years and three millions pounds writing one thousand pages of kack!

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    • 105
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

      And pigs might fly. No bias on the part of Mr Hunt. Do they expect the British Public to swallow that or does Lord Leveson think we are all stupid.

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  27. 75
    Rebekah, Dave's closet advisor says:

    Dave

    Just a quick note before I am unfairly imprisoned for doing what Rupert asked me to do

    For Leveson, you should sit on the fence and keep the Murdoch press happy

    You will be considered wise

    We only have 81 under arrest (that’s nothing comparted with the thousands of lives we wrecked you know) so the scandal will subsidise quickly

    Love

    R

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  28. 76
    Now then now then, where is my zimmer frame? says:

    A man in his 80s is being interviewed by detectives investigating child a*use allegations linked to Jimmy Savile.

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  29. 78
    Moussa Koussa Mark 298 says:

    Labour gave you child tax credits! Be grateful, puny minions!

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  30. 80
    Russian Oligarch (and his bent City solicitors) says:

    Hello again Guido

    Just to keep you informed

    We are continuing the killing we started years ago in Russia…but now it is in the British countryside….No one can escape when we have decided…

    So be careful what you say about us

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/28/britain-russia-death-idUKL5E8MSA2B20121128

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  31. 81
    Anonymous says:

    5live now carrying the Hacked Off news conference with all the reverence of a US Presidential debate.

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  32. 82
    the committee of public safety says:

    we need judge-led government

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  33. 84
    Goebbels would be so proud. says:

    Anyone who wants to control the press with state regulation is a fascist.

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  34. 85
    Le Monde correspondent says:

    LOL

    I thoiught you would l;ike this Gudio

    The world renowned French actor has just called off his scooter in the middle of Paris….

    Drunk in charge….of a scooter…

    http://www.tahiti-infos.com/Gerard-Depardieu-ivre-victime-d-un-accident-de-scooter-a-Paris_a62115.html

    We are all getting rapidly Guidosied….

    ROFL

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  35. 86
    Le Monde correspondent says:

    I think you should just lock up Mr Brown and throw the keys away

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  36. 88
    Sir George Young 19th baronet and All That says:

    Hello Mr Guido

    I am still alive

    It is rough going but I have onloy been defrocked once in a few weeks

    When it next happens, I invite you to mu large pad in Downing Street to have a super party…

    We will invite GC magazine and the Tatler to take the photos

    Good idea?

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    • 91
      Legal Beagle says:

      Micro Guido

      Have you now become lobbyists and PR spinmeisters as well?

      After all the ill the real Guido has said about them?!

      “Welcome to Media Intelligence Partners

      MIP has earned a reputation as one of London’s most respected public relations and political consultancy firm”

      Partners….Micro Guido and his Missus

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    • 94
      Legal Beagle says:

      GQ magazine says Guido is 28th most influential man in Britain

      Micro Guido’s wife is featues editor of GC magazine

      No connection of course

      ROFL

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  38. 90
    Tom Catesby says:

    Hunt…’And with one leap he was free’!… phwee!!!

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    • 107
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside (with a view towards 99% white N. Wales) says:

      Think I’ll give the News a miss tonight. The thought of seeing his smug self satisfied look is more than I can bear. I can catch up with Secret State instead. I forgot it was on last night.

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  39. 95
    Gordon Brown says:

    I need to change my trousers

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  40. 98
    Anonymous says:

    The party political blindness of some people does my fucking head in. We are all being fed a diet of shit and yet if it’s blue shit it get’s lapped up on here, and if it’s red shit it gets spat out. Leveson was a whitewash for political and metropolitan police corruption in concert with News International. Leveson has not carried out any inquiry into Hunt, Yates, or any other named individuals. His exoneration of them is not based on a detailed examination of the evidence. FFS he even said as much himself at the time. There are still police inquiries going on into met activities – his comments – opinions – might even put him in contempt of court.
    You wait until Brooks and Coulson gets thrown out of court – it will happen. You so miss the bigger picture and it annoys because Guido has the potential to actually do something about it all.

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  41. 115
    Tom Watson says:

    Fuck fuck fuck iam wrong about everything

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    • 120
      Hattie from Camberwell says:

      Don’t worry Tom. Here’s hoping they get some regulation in place before the newspapers publish what you were doing in Brighton.

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  42. 121
    Blairite says:

    There will be no apology forthcoming like there has been no apology from anyone in the Labour party about wrecking the economy.

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