December 1st, 2012

Leveson Just Doesn’t Get the Web

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Loving the Brookes cartoon of the Twitter bird crapping on Leveson’s bonce that illustrates Guido’s critique of the Leveson Report in this morning’s Sun. With only one page devoted to the internet out of 2000 pages it really shows that the judge knows he can’t regulate the world wide web…


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  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Leveson is just wrong, to even suggest that the politicians have a hand in writing the laws/underpinning regulating those that expose the same politicians is nuts, i mean what would happen if nutters got into government?

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      Kebab Time says:

      Tho Guido, If this Tory Mp has his way Bloggers will require a *Kitemark*

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        JH3 says:

        Fine, just as long as MPs have to have a ‘Huntmark’ on their foreheads.

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          Shameus McCameron says:

          Most of them just have “Skidmarks” on the duvet

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          • The Tosser in No 10 says:

            I’ve just been asked – again – how come I’m such an unutterably useless tosser! I can only reaffirm – it comes naturally – enhanced by my totally useless time at Oxford and that PPE Degree – I think it stands for Plonkers, Pricks, and Execrable Nutters.

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          • Mark Oaten says:

            Ooh, lovely

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          • the march hare says:

            “i mean what would happen if nutters got into government?

            Hahahahahahahaha!!

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          • Oxford Don says:

            To derive benefit from the incredible boost the Olympics has brought and to improve the health of the nations future generation of politicians, the colleges have officially modified the subject of PPE to be: Politics and PE

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          • Fishy says:

            ‘Most of them just have “Skidmarks” on the duvet’

            Yes! It’s called a Shitemark

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          • Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

            Oh come on! Even those that use the web, that design bits of the web, don’t get and understand the web as well. Takes a well qualified trick cyclist after fifty years of study to understand and explain it, but by that time we have of course moved on to other warped social things.

            Anyway, it is only used to sort out your next shag after all, isn’t it, ey Lord?

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          • Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

            PPE – stands for Poofters, Pillheads and Elitists.

            Might as well call the degree a ‘C’ in honour of Geoff Hoon

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        Bluto says:

        And no doubt this “kite mark” would have to be managed by a huge multi-tiered bureaucracy paid for by my taxes and in order to get the kite mark I would be subjected to the usual hefty book calling itself a form and full of questions intended to pigeon hole me according to lefty identity group politics and then to paying a “licence fee” (more tax) for the privilege of being monitored by another huge bureaucracy of left wing meddlers also paid for by my taxes.

        No thank you. Hands off our freedom to express.

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          Anonymous says:

          freedom of expression. when that goes…..freedom goes.
          the greatest freedom is with the e.lite.
          should they have any freedoms outside their duty?

          The system is massively rigged and manipulated. It will all normalise as long as we up our expectations of authority and lower expectations of ourselves.

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          Joyless Fthucker says:

          Put me i/c Bluto! – end of!

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        Fat Presley says:

        I don’t aspireyo fuck all you twat

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        Handycock Immigrant Trafficker says:

        http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/red-cross-aids-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-1-4544472

        If anyone knows who is blowing the whistle on my immigration policy in Portsmouth, please let me know. I, my boys and a few council officers are making lots of money with this immigration scam and we don’t want it to stop for obvious reasons. I have been blogging under the pseudonym ‘Parallel University Playground’ to try and divert the damaging information, but it does not seem to be working. Oh woe is me this internet is killing me! Boaz.

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        Yom Kipper says:

        Given that the report’s author is of the semitic persuasion , surely it should be a KIKEmark?

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        libertarianbob says:

        Can’t be arsed to post this in the right place,. but just to note that the hacked-off petition is bollocks. I’ve just signed it about 8 times using email addresses along the lines of: jstalin@kremlin.gov.sov, rmugabe@zimbabwe.gov, edmilliband@labour.net etc. etc.
        BBC trying to say that 100k have signed it – yeah right.

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      Well we’ve had a war criminal, a closet gay and a pair of clowns as our last three PMs.
      So perhaps a nutter would be an improvement?

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      nambawan pikinini bilong Misis kwin says:

      Even more nutters

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      What would happen if nutters owned all the newspapers?

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      Grumpy Old Man says:

      We had 13 years of nutters in government. The results are there for all to see.

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        Under The Carpet says:

        It’s 15 years and counting.

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        Anonymous says:

        That (amongst other things) is what makes me laugh about Hugh, Steve, JK, Sienna etc all of the reporting of unsavoury behaviour etc, hppened on their mates Tony and Gordons watch, and there was never a mention of an enquiry in to the press, but Milliband jumps on the Dowler bandwagon and so do the celebs ! now they are bleating again when the PM doesnt immediately over react to the report, i wonder how many of them have read all 2,000 pages !

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          Devine says:

          I always say that Hugh was just a dish to have had.

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          CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

          Rowling really gets on my tits. Jumped up champagne socialist with chips the size of Blackpool tower on both shoulders. It seems this writer of childrens’ stories reminiscent of the plots of novels and tales from better writers thinks what she says really matters to us. She has an ego bigger than her many prejudices and perceived grievances. She’s also obsessed with secrecy and apparently demands confidentiality agreements from anyone who does business with her. No wonder she wants to control what the press write about her as she seems to have put more effort into being more creative about her background than the plots of her poorly written literary efforts.

          As for the other so called celebs and ‘victims’ –

          The McCanns – Courted the press for all they were worth, even employing a press agent. Get piqued when British press print information that the incompetent Portugese police give them about finding blood in the rear of their car and the consequent suspicions. Of course their daughter wouldn’t have been kidnapped had they not left her and her siblings alone while they went out on the razz with their friends. I’ve lost all sympathy for them in their efforts to transfer their own guilt to the press.

          Grant, Coogan, Church – Lived dissolute lifestyles, behaving no better than the low-life scum drunkenly parading around our city centres at weekends. Coogan especially is really a self centred shit – so much so that even that old slapper Courtney Love strenuously denied having “relations” with him. Alan Partridge is not a nice person in real life.

          Max Moseley – Caught out frequenting S & M establishments and using the services of prostitutes and then blames the press for rumbling him and upsetting his family. Nothing to do with his own actions, then. That his father was creator of the British Union of Fascists and his mother was one of the Hitler worshipping Mitford sisters probably has nothing to do with his desire to muzzle the press.

          The Dowler Family – used as dupes by the Hacked Off campaign and shyster lawyer Mark Lewis. It wasn’t the Press who revealed Mr. Dowler’s penchant for pornography. They just reported what was revelled in court during the trialof Millie’s killer,Levi Bellfield. They lost my sympathy when they pocketed £2,000,000 from Rupert Murdoch when the Guardian lied about the hacking of Millie’s phone. Even one of the coppers giving evidence at Leveson’s kangaroo enquiry admitted they couldn’t prove Millie’s phone was hacked.

          Let’s face it, all the so called victims have something to hide. They try to create public images that are totally at odds with their true characters and hate the press for revealing their true selves.

          They all just want to muzzle the press in order to hide their sordid, disgusting lifestyles. If Cameron does nothing else as Prime Minister, he would earn the thanks of all those who lost their lives in two world wars fighting for freedom of thought and expression, if he prevents the state regulation of the Press.

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          • CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

            Typo – should have said ” what was revealed in court” in paragraph five.

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          • Cynical old woman says:

            Harsh but fair you cynical old man.
            You’re only saying what lots of British people are thinking.

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          • Anonymous says:

            when ppl go for endless public sympathy.
            something is wrong. very wrong.

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          • Parky says:

            It was the McCanns wot did it

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          • Expat Geordie says:

            Spot on.

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          • Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

            Don’t care what you say, Rowling can jump on my bones anytime she wants. Something about her stirs me. Ok, she’s a wife and mother, but so? I have more imagination than here hubby, would wish to swop spit with me, underneath any light, at the edge of a cliff, looking back at the life of fools behind us, as we laugh. Ey Jo? Song for you Jo, just for you (honest!) : )

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          • Anonymous says:

            Well said C.O.M.

            These so called ‘celebs’ are either over the hill and are doing this to try & breathe life into their failing careers, or, as you say, don’t like the truth when confronted by it.

            As for the M,c,a,n.s., I still have my doubts about them.

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      The plod has all the powers required . says:

      just like the press there is no need to have government regulated offshore media as criminal law still applies.

      That is why you did not publish the names on Schofields’ piece of paper, do not hack phones or bribe coppers, as they are all illegal acts if committed in the UK whether you publish them offshore or not.

      This is what I do not understand about the Leveson report. Right at the start he said if the police had done their job properly then there would have been no inquiry, yet he concludes that the police were not at fault. An alternative report of just half a page could have been produced saying that there was no need for State regulation of the press and only a need for the plod to police illegal activities of the press.

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        Grumpy Old Man says:

        A very succinct summation of 2000 pages of taxpayers money.

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        UKIPman says:

        To be honest the press did cross the line many times yet I can not see how each time they crossed the line it was not a criminal offence that the police, the justice system and the government at the time could not handle if they were not so incompetent or corrupt. For instance in the McCann case when they virtually accused a local bloke of being the abductor plus stealing Kate Mccann’s diary and publishing the inevitable ambiguous statements without her consent. Also virtually accusing Jeffries of murder was libellous as was the recent accusations against Lord McAlpine. All these could and should have been dealt with by the current laws along with hacking phones. The fact the state was incompetent/corrupt is hardly a good reason to give them even more powers.

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          Symbiosis says:

          In the Jefferies case the police were leaking to the press. They believed him guilty and hoped that by making this known off the record to the press the ensuing publicity would encourage others to come foreward with evidence. it’s an old tactic and often works but in this case the man with the blue rinse was actually innocent.

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          • Dick the Prick says:

            And currently enjoying a comfortable retirement. As too are the Dowlers. In no way is it an excuse for people to be treated like that but they’ve got more compo than a soldier who stands on a landmine. A bit of perspective is needed methinks

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          • Talking of perspective says:

            The Dowlers had their daughter murdered which is as bad if not worse than a soldier and land mine scenario. I think its you who needs perspective. You are well named.

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          • Anonymous says:

            NOTW closed down. reason…dowlers. when will corrupt institutions of state be closed down?

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          • Gordon Brown says:

            The paper didn’t murder their fucking daughter did it, you gimp?

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          • Anonymous says:

            My over-riding memory of the Jefferies case is watching him being chased down the road by a camera crew.
            Not the press- the broadcast media…..

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          • jump to judge says:

            blue rinse did it

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          • Look under the patio of all clampers says:

            So Levi Bellfield caused this report

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      XXXxx says:

      “With only one page devoted to the internet out of 2000 pages it really shows that the judge knows he can’t regulate the world wide web…” true, that has not stopped various governments around the world disconnecting from the world web, therefore there is no reason to belieive it won’t happen in the UK. Everything is logged by ISPs, GCHQ, even maybe even Guido and WordPress, it would pay governments to keep the web free so they can keep their beady little eyes on you, if you encript anything they can force you to to give the key to the encription. The governments that loudly shout “freedom” really mean freedom for those on message, you only have to look at the US.

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        Silence of the Tweets says:

        Don’t forget Dave has already been tempted down that route. He was going to switch social media off during the riots until wiser council persuaded him otherwise.

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        Anonymous says:

        Make no mistake. As western societies become more fragile and balkanised, the authorities will attempt to curtail internet freedom at some point.

        Stuff like the muslim grooming and r@pe scandals, the noncing and thieving activities of the elites are stuff they did not want coming out in any circumstances.

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        • 278
          Anonymous says:

          e.lite.

          put a light under them.

          they want darkness.
          we want light. forget austerity. enjoy…be austere towards the e.lite. keep on reminding them what is THEIR duty. they are very fast at using us. only then we have space.
          how can we enjoy without the space.
          healthy.
          enjoyment.

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        Anonymous says:

        Re the Dowlers, their daughter was murdered by Levi Bellfield, not by the press. It even turns out the press didnt delete he messages but that this was done automatically by her phone company. I fail therefore to see why they keep being mentioned as victims, they received £3,000,000 from news int.Re comparing soldiers and land mines V murder you do know what a land mine does, i take it ?

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          Anonymous says:

          the pain of endless suffering…the Dowlers look tortured.
          do they still feel it and if so what is the reason. why do we assume it is anything to do with the freedom of the press.

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          • Anonymous says:

            I always felt the way they were cross examined in court was worse than the alleged phone business.

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          • Anonymous says:

            + 100

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          • Anonymous says:

            Maybe because the pain of what happened is being dragged up continuously in this and they are dealing with the final indignity of seeing their memories being turned into cheap fodder to achieve a rather shoddy political end. The celebs who don’t really have any credible case themselves always start and end with their case.

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          • don't legislate in haste says:

            spot on anon .. celebs play a media game they have created for themselves and can look after themselves when it comes to it…
            publicity in any form is their lifeblood.

            the Macanns and the Dowlers were badly let down and unfortunately won’t be the last examples of it happening…such is life sad to say.

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    • 137
      Selohesra says:

      BBC are banging on about a Hacked Off petition with a few thousand votes wanting new laws passed. How about someone setting up a Free Press petition to counter it. See which gets most signatories and if BBC cover it

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        Anonymous says:

        The whole Hacked off campaign wouldnt be in existence if a labour government was in power, lets be honest. The luvvies, Hugh, Sienna, Steve,charlotte, jk etc etc are all labour supporters and are not so much concerned with privacy as causing problems for the Government.I think its despicable, personally and i hope people remember when the next 3rd rate film or overhyped book comes out.

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          Hang The Bastards says:

          Hugh is obviously a bit stressed by this whole situation.

          He should go and get himself blown off by some cheap whore to re-set his mental state.

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          Count N Ance says:

          Well!!! I am shocked and appalled that JK Rowling has been allowed to produce and distribute to an unsuspecting public millions of books (and get handsomely rewarded into the bargain) for filling the heads of our poor innocent children with blatantly untrue tales of fantasy, flying broomsticks and witches. This behaviour will have a deleterious effect on their minds which will thus remain forever tainted.

          What is the Prime Minister going to do about this chicanery? I demand a petition.

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        CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

        Let’s start a counter petition to the Hacked Off one. “That we believe the press in this country should NEVER be subjected to the control of politicians and corrupt celebrities and agenda driven organisations.”

        Sound good?

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      Sir William W says:

      The law is 19th-century technology. Leveson is a steampunk in an electronic world.

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    • 270
      Anonymous says:

      Is there a petition to counteract the so called”Hacked off”petition. What exactly do these people want. There are prosecutions going ahead for inappropriate behaviour and they have all received generous payouts making some of them very rich.Let them give the money back first in order to show their morality and their principles.

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      • 356
        Anonymous says:

        I never understood why the Dowlers should benefit to the tune of £3,000,000 it all seemed very odd to me. Plus you have to say it hasnt exactly bought their silence either !

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        • 431
          Anonymous says:

          How are they able to spend such money knowing that the reason they have it is because of their daughter. I would not want it- the money is tainted.

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      socrates says:

      He wasn’t asked to. You stupid Hunt.
      To see you scumbag hypocrites trying to use the argument of defending freedom in order to maintain your obscene pursuit of personal gain through corruption and bribery is joyous. As it will be to see public opinion force through a proper, legally backed system of control.

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    • 377
      Anonymous says:

      agreed. just started a petition on govt e petition website calling on the govt to resist calls for full implementation. It will be up in a bit.

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    • 429
      CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-01/guest-post-mark-carnage

      The greater story behind Mark Carney’s appointment to the Bank of England may be the completion of Goldman Sachs’ multi-tentacled takeover of the European regulatory and central banking system.

      But let’s take a moment to look at the mess he is leaving behind in Canada, the home of moose, maple syrup, Jean Poutine and now colossal housing bubbles.

      George Osborne (who as I noted last month wants more big banks in Britain) might have recruited Carney on the basis of his “success” in Canada. But in reality he is just another Greenspan — a bubble-maker and reinflationist happy to pump the banking sector full of loose money and call it “prosperity” before the irrational exuberance runs dry, and the bubble inevitably bursts.

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      • 504
        Anonymous says:

        I have nothing but sympathy for those who have lost loved ones in tragic circumstances and for those genuinely upset by unwarranted press intrusion. But state control of the free press won’t bring their loved ones back.
        For every hacking victim there are thousands who have benefitted from fantastic investigative journalism over hundreds of years. The thalidomide expose is a case in point.
        Hacking victims have been financially recompensed,the NoTW closed down.
        I have absolutely no interest in the drug- fuelled sexual exploits of minor celebrities. But I don’t see why their experience should mean myself or my kids will no longer have free access to news that Brits have enjoyed for hundreds of years.
        Countries like Russia,China and North Korea control their newspapers. Not mine.

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    Call me Dave says:

    I didn’t get to where I am today by only having 3 staff and low overheads !!!

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    Shameus McCameron says:

    Nice picture of a Great Tit what !

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    Leveson's Much Scarier Bigger Global Brother says:

    Leveson Junior likely does get the internet but only has jurisdiction on the small island north of France. Myself and colleagues at the ITU are sorting out the future international regulation of the global internet behind some fairly heavy closed doors in New York in full collaboration with the UN.

    So long as Leveson Junior doesn’t interrupt our important work, which will likely be directly managed from the USA – by for instance designating the UK internet as a press in some irrelevant domestic legal sense, or attempting any half cock local regulation which could conflict with our soon to be proposed superior international law, then he will remain on our XMas list.

    We would prefer if the traditional press did stop speculating our motives and asking for releases. As we have repeatedly told the the Spectator, the press is more than welcome to attend our meetings if they qualify for a press pass, for which they may apply if they are ITU approved and meet certain unpublished criteria and application can be made through UN approved channels.

    We urge concerned citizens that this consultative administrative process is fully transparent, and that there is indeed nothing to see here or be unduly concerned about.

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    Call me Dave says:

    Gay men sound so feminine.

    Not me though, I’m straight for life honey.

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    I Wouldn't be too Smug says:

    If you think global Internet regulation isn’t in the process of being implemented you’re going to be very surprised when it arrives.

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    enough says:

    I do hope the press who gurns like Grant, Rowling and Church want gagged, ignore them in the future. Absolutely no coverage or publicity whatsoever.
    Let their celebrity star fall fown a hole.

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      Whipper/Snapper says:

      Godd thinking Batman.

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      Anonymous says:

      And the McCanns with their paid media consultants too please.

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        bandersnatch says:

        Anyone notice how the TV coverage went from: We want the Leveson implementation to satisfy ‘the Dowlers and the McCanns’, to ‘the Mccanns and the Dowlers’, to ‘the Mccanns’ Anyone notice who took over the prime speakership for Hacked Off? Even the ubiquitous self-publicist Hugh Grant was sidelined. Mr Gerry swept across my PC screen-corner Sky TV News like Batman, his cape-like mac swinging, and he gave his ‘statement’ slagging off the PM who has just spent £3 million plus of tax payers money on a Scotland Yard paper shuffling exercise ostensibly to find out what happened to his semi abandoned daughter! Poor Chris Jeffries, whose voice should have been heard instead, merely tagged along like Robin. Is there no end to the self delusion and bombast of the McCann man? Anyone besides me think he was presenting himself as a possible choice of parliamentary candidate as soon as the next really safe Labour seat comes round? Watch out in the not too distant future, Ed Milliband, your job may be on the line.

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        • 268
          Airey Belvoir says:

          It’s McCann’s grating, whining Scouse voice that should bar him from any TV or radio.

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          • XXXxx says:

            Scots NOTScouse you wally, of Irish extraction

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          • Inglish and buggery go hand and glove says:

            Their isnt such a thing as a Scots accent as you will discover should you ever compare accents from Edinburgh with Glasgow with Inverness with Orkney etc etc. Stop your stupid facile stereotyping .

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          • Anonymous says:

            Its the wifes voice that is the whiny scouse one, he is from somewhere in scotland with a very abrasive accent.

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        • 284
          Anonymous says:

          how can someone be holier than thou.
          there is no such thing.

          ppl like gerry mccann should show humility,

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        • 372
          Anonymous says:

          Somebody on the Guardian site yesterday,(all very vague) said Dr Gerry was involved with some financial deals? involving the Government, before his daughter was abducted, and that was why they had so much help. I must say it was odd the way the “family”committee etc all swung in to action so quickly.Does anybody know anything ?

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          Get Real. says:

          In that case cameroid should not have jumped at Mccann,s orders/request,What about the Needham lad? Cameroid did not do anything about his case.He was just ordinary working class.If anyone is guilty of delusion and bombast look no further than cameroid.

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      Taxfodder says:

      You can always have a good laugh at the hypocrisy of so called celebs and publicity seekers especially the self proclaimed versions, or those with a god mode agenda.

      There they are in a never ending dash to get their mugs on the telly or names in the paper to support and promote their silliness, but the second somebody…anybody, points out their failures, indiscretions or greed they are up in arms to have it swept under the carpet by fair means or foul.

      Seems its just fine and dandy to profit from positive press but somehow wrong when it gets negative and the world finds out you are not so perfect after all.

      How unfair is that!

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    enough says:

    down.

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  9. 15
    Ed Miliband (Prime Minister designate) says:

    David Cameron promoting awareness of HIV. Shame he forgot to mention he’s killing off the institution that is supposed to treat sufferers.

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    Boris Johnson says:

    Save Our Fire Stations – e-petitions http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41043

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    Shameus McCameron says:

    the pressure group for press reform have already collected 40,000 signatures
    looks like your on your own on this one Dave ha ha ha

    Andy and Rebekah will be a trifle cross with you what !

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      Count of Somewhere of other says:

      When the other 61,960,000 sign up, maybe we will agree with them.

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        Selohesra says:

        I wonder how many of those signing Hacked Off petition have read a page of the report let alone all 2,000. Would BBC give counter petition the same coverage?

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      Bluto says:

      The classic mindset of minority bullies. To think that a few thousand signatures from zealots who ought to have better things to think about should carry weight over a silent majority of millions just demonstrates how arrogant they are.

      0.64% is not really much of a basis to impose on 99.36%.

      Back in your box.

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      Some Way to go yet before it has any effect says:

      1.8 million people signed the e-petition against the proposal by Bliar’s Government to introduce road tolls…that is the sort of number you need BEFORE anyone will take notice otherwise it’s just a self-interest group trying to gag the press for their own ends

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      • 172
        BBC - Labour Says, Labour Says says:

        Not according to us. Here in the BBC we will constantly publicize this and any other news that attacks this government and meets our Labour led agenda.
        Signatures of the petition are now at ?????????????????????????? etc

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      • 213
        Shameus McCameron says:

        Ah good old Tony We all miss him don’t we ?

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    • 387
      Anonymous says:

      There were 100,000 for an EU referendum. Look where that got them !

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    I Wouldn't be too Smug says:

    If you think Internet regulation is difficult or won’t be coming to you soon then think on this:

    Anyone signed up to a provider has already furnished their identity.

    All that needs to be done to regulate the Internet is to require people to logon to it, and I don’t mean with some Gmail account you created five minutes earlier.

    As for being offshore I’m pretty sure they’ve got that one covered. You’ll be subject to the Law where you are resident.

    And you don’t believe in the NWO.

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      EU are our friends, we must learn to love them says:

      Every country has an on/off switch for all communications, normally the key is the military but here it will be the uncivil servant power grabbers.

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      • 174
        Pundit Too says:

        It takes very little to disrupt the internet.
        As in Syria which was purely in government control it only takes damage to vital junction points. Read Tubes by Andrew Blum to find out.

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      White hat geek says:

      And like a telephone, with the right regulations in place at the right level, enforcement of a taxation of sorts for access can follow.

      Of course – with somewhat trustable governments like China, Russia, Iran and others who value highly things like freedom of the press and light touch regulation of telecommunications behind the UN on this, those regulations on content and access which may emerge will likely be somewhat draconian and arbitrary.

      Ironic as if passed, there will probably be intense pressure from said governments to enforce then international obligations, where as at present said governments are completely derelict in enforcing existing international copyright treaty obligations amongst others.

      Quid pro quo ?

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    • 74
      Biffo says:

      Oh God! Another Internet ‘expert’ who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

      The Internet is stateless (does not maintain state). You can’t ‘log on’ to it FFS. It just doesn’t work like that. It’s a packet routing system, not a banking application.

      It’s people like you spouting bollox that lead politicans to think regulating the Internet (the www actually).

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      • 145
        I Wouldn't be too Smug says:

        Via your access provider numbnuts or don’t you need a password to connect to your provider.

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      • 147
        EU are our friends, we must learn to love them says:

        Sadly it’s not stateless, each and every link into each and every country comes under International and National agreements also agreements the companies who own the links have made with the countries goverment they are in and operate from, now tell me where all our International links are in relation to where the actual link comes in , why London and where in London mostly from one building, why would that be done, most business done in London?, the business model says it is?, nah, for easy shutting down in a national emergency, a national emergency can be when the crap in the uncivil service thinks of a good one.

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      • 196
        White hat geek says:

        Biffo – the above are true – definitely read up on this – but your remark demonstrates the remarkable distortion of the truth which people do believe.

        The taxation element will likely be the carrot used to coerce governments to comply with the less than savory liberty impinging aspects.

        Note: Even at a page level there is not much stateless on the internet anymore.

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  14. 22
    Peter Bone says:

    There’s an exponential rise in the demand for Food Banks. Why does no-one ask why?

    Like

    • 34
      I Wouldn't be too Smug says:

      So people can spend more money on booze and fags?

      Like

      • 86
        Really? says:

        How many million have come to this country to recieve a ‘free’ lifestyle of ‘free’ benefits, ‘free’ housing, ‘free’ education and ‘free’ healthcare, that they would never get in the shitholes they emerged from? And who pays for it all?

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    • 39
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      The price of Burberry jackets, lager, fags and take-away pizzas has risen and someone’s got to feed the kids.

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      • 281
        XXXxx says:

        Have you tried to live on a single person’s “hand out” as you would call it, I would certainly not like to

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        • 283
          XXXxx says:

          It is less than you spend on a night out excluding tarts

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        • 391
          Anonymous says:

          Fair enough, its not good for single people but those with familes do ok. There was a prog on R4 this week and a man and his wife, plus 4 kids were getting £1,750 per month How much would you have to earn to be left with that much, after tax ?

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    • 44
      Lateral thought says:

      More food banks with better access.

      Like

    • 58
      Operation Crossbow says:

      Food banks and pay day loan companies started up under Labour, considering they were throwing my tax money around like drunken sailors in a whore house, why did we need them then?

      As others point out every time I see some family that says they need a food bank, they seem to have a nice TV and computer in their home and the women always have a fag hanging out of their mouth.

      The failure of this government is in failing to cut spending and taxes.

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      • 102
        Labour still peddling shite says:

        In a previous existence I dealt with debt rescheduling for those with debts that they were unable to repay. When you broke down their budget it was amazing what percentage of their income they spent on booze and fags and the majority had large 42 inch TVs with the top end Sky Package etc but reckoned that they couldn’t afford to feed their kids or repay their debts…this was hapening NOT under the present government but under Labour during the time they were in power between 1997 – 2010. So take no lectures from Labour shite peddlars in Parliament or in the media

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        • 121
          Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

          With my benefits and pensions coming in I don’t need food banks or pay day loans thank goodness.

          And I can easily afford my fags. Don’t drink much these days though.

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        • 290
          CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

          Those on benefits should stop receiving cash.
          1) Food to collect (delivered for non walkers) with recipes plus a off peak bus pass.
          2) Debt license, like a drivers license but allows you to borrow, after you prove you understand the maths of compound interest.

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      • 198
        Britain the now ruined country says:

        Don’t forget all the tramp stamps that both men and women appear to be covered in (58 Crossbow).

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    • 463
      Anonymous says:

      Because charities are spending all their money on expensive properties, executive salaries and political campaigns, rather than the causes people have donated their hard- earned cash to?

      Like

  15. 30
    Spank Sinatra says:

    The irony may well be that within 5 years, printed media will no longer exist with our news delivered primarily by online publishers. That is the element which statutory control could be stretched to catch bloggers et al by way of simple extension. Beware all…

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    • 126
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

      10 years ago I logged onto the website of Corriere della Sera to get the name of someone in the Royal Household that the British papers daren’t mention.

      Long live internet freedom!

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  16. 31
    Ed Miliband (Leader of the Party opposite) says:

    Can someone remind me what the Tories are protesting about today? Has the price of biscotti risen beyond inflation, or something?

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    • 37
      Count of Somewhere of other says:

      Your existence?

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    • 69
      Dennis McShameless says:

      Labour MP in Rotherham has been in the job for 2 days. So why is the place still a shit-hole?

      Nothing changes.

      Like

      • 94
        Stuart Bell ( the ghost of ) says:

        Middlesborough is the same, ghastly place, so bad in fact that I never visited the dump and lived in Paris. The local morons still vote Labour though, they’ve been well brainwashed.

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        • 109
          Builidng on Labour Victory says:

          Like Stoke……..they have had a Labour Council for decades and the place still looks like a post WW2 bomb site….but they still re-elect Labour year after year…..they had a Garden Festival in 1986 to re-generate the place but it obviously failed if you look at the area around Festival Park . It’s the only place that £50,000 will buy you a row of terraces

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          • CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

            There are no bad places, just places with bad people.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Stoke is indeed an utter shite hole, where the English language is disappearing, as are white faces.

            Stokies are truly as thick as pig shite and deserve all they get.

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        • 296
          Labour...filth...just filth says:

          just visiting corby is depressing…dump

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          • JH3 says:

            I remember driving round Corby, gasping for a pint, looking for a pub that did not look like a stepping stone to casualty.

            Then I drove home. Still gasping for a pint.

            Like

          • Bag of rats says:

            Known only for the trouser press and Louise (for a while). Thanks for the tip.

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        • 396
          Anonymous says:

          Why was he allowed to live in Paris ?did anybody do surgeries in the constituency ?

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    • 107
      UKIPman says:

      Wqssup Ed, no handy bandwagon to jump onto today?

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    • 131
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

      The price of Grapes in Iceland has gone up by 50p.

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  17. 35
    Caroline says:

    It won’t be long before you are blogging from a rotting hulk anchored outside the 3 mile limit Guido.

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    • 45
      EU are our friends, we must learn to love them says:

      Is that old gun platform still in operation out in the Thames estuary, didn’t it get country status?.

      Like

      • 89
        Principality of Sealand Ministry of Tourism and Defence says:

        Yup – we’re here. For the right price your guns, military and family are welcome, and we are doing a special package deal on peerages. Come to Sealand.

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      • 95
        Guy Maunsell says:

        The sea forts are still available. Need a lick of paint and some modernization, but could be operational fairly quickly.

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  18. 43
    Ed Miliband (Leader of the Party opposite) says:

    The impressive young woman at Tescos on SkyNews should ask herself why we need Food Banks. It’s a sympton of a dysfunctional society started by the Conservative led coalition’s half baked plan for our economy.

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    • 54
      Gordon F'ing Ramsy (Foul mouthed Chef / Ex Chancellor Medical Experiment) says:

      Balls. It was a prudent fully baked policy put in place under MY government with the full backing of MY government. What do you f’ing mean half baked ? I wouldn’t trust you to boil an egg – get out of my kitchen.

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      • 113
        Ed Millionaireband says:

        And don’t forget my splendid policy of subsidising wind turbines so the poor would see their energy bills rocket. And now I can blame it all on the coalition and those greedy energy companies.

        Aren’t I clever?

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    • 55
      EU are our friends, we must learn to love them says:

      Strange 13 years of Liebore hypocrisy and inept finance and pissing taxpayers money away on grandiose IT projects and unaffordable Olympic games and unaffordable EU payments, no can’t be that must be the Conservative baby eaters and Thatcher after all they have been in 2years or more.

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    • 59
      Synic says:

      Food banks are so that liebour liberals can feel good about themselves and compete to be the best shampain carer at their suburban dinner parties. If they hadn’t fucked up the economy, food banks wouldn’t be needed.

      Like

    • 61
      Badger says:

      Mashed potato.

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    • 117
      Labour policy caused the problems with the economy says:

      The fact is that the UK Economy had structural problems during the Labour Government and was caused by Brown’s inept management of the economy in the time he was at the Treasury. He may not have caused the crash but he certainly encouraged unsustainable levels of personal debt to finance his grandiose spending schemes which despite the billions spent resulted in very little other than increasing the national debt.

      When the crash happened and the housing market collapsed it revealed how banks encouraged by Brown had over lent to the personal market and how people had unsustainable levels of debt and that each month they were just rolling over their overdraft without actually ever getting into credit before the next pay cheque. That was alright in the good times but when everything went tits up a lot of people effectively found that they were insolvent(they had always been insolvent of course but in the boom years under Brown it was masked by the easy availability of credit)

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      • 122
        Dave your P.M. says:

        What does “insolvent” mean? These money things are ever so hard to understand.

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        • 144
          Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

          Up until 2008 I used to feel as though we were living in a new Edwardian Age.
          And look how that ended.

          Like

        • 203
          Sally Bercowitz Tweets and says:

          Something to do with nail polish ? Or maybe what I snort before I tweet. Get over it. lol xxx {I must die}

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      • 256
        bandersnatch says:

        When the inevitable PPI, or debt rescheduling, or payday loan cold calls come (average two a day) I choose between colourful swearing; blowing an acme thunderer football whistle down the line; or I say ‘darlink I em rich es Croesus, I do not NEED to borrow money, only thick leettle people like you, who kennot wok out how to leeve within dere means and who buys red leather four-sitter sofas every six months… you borrow money!’

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      • 294
        CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

        >He may not have caused the crash

        Actually, he did.

        http://www.zerohedge.com/news/why-uk-trail-mf-global-collapse-may-have-apocalyptic-consequences-eurozone-canadian-banks-jeffe

        As readers will recall, the actual office that blew up the world the first time around, was not even based in the US. It was a small office located on the top floor of 1 Curzon Street in London’s Mayfair district, run by one Joe Cassano: the head of AIG Financial Products. The reason why this office of US-based AIG was in London, is so that Cassano could sell CDS as far away from the eye of Federal regulators as possible. Which he did. In fact he sold an unprecedented $2.7 trillion worth of CDS

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        • 320
          Economist says:

          Re-hypothecation to infinity is likely not going to help us get out of this mess, but is was quite useful getting us in to it.

          Like

          • CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

            The assets aren’t real, but the trick is to make the interest payments real, and stick the taxpayers with it.

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          • CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

            There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit (debt) expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit (debt) expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved

            Ludwig von Mises

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        • 354
          Labour...filth...just filth says:

          interesting though now over a year old article

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    • 435
      Anonymous says:

      Nobody in this country needs a foodbank. If you can tell me where to get free food I’ll join in and take it. Don’t need it though ,but I’m just a greedy b–t–d

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  19. 46
    Major Dennis Bloodnock says:

    VIDEO: JK Rowling slams PM over Leveson http://bbc.in/SBbm9p

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    • 53
      Dick the Prick says:

      I probably would but I wouldn’t tell my mates about it

      Like

      • 592
        Can I park my broomstick here, guv? says:

        Has nobody yet noticed that she has been away with the fairies for years already? She is simply proving it by her rantings. Silly moo.

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    • 56
      Bluto says:

      Prominent Labour supporting celeb and writer of fairy tales attacks Tories. Unelected, who the Hell is she to think her opinion should carry weight over anyone else’s?

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      • 66
        CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

        +1000

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        • 88
          tubes says:

          Personally, I think its crucially important to hear what celebs think. I am awaiting Eddie Izzard’s contribution.
          In French preferably because he’s so intelligent like

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      • 115
        UKIPman says:

        Maybe she can conjure up a magic money tree that Labour have always relied on.

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      • 138
        Joanne Kay Rowling says:

        She is a former single mother!

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        • 215
          Harry Potter Geek says:

          Married 2001 after Goblet of fire, and before Order of the Phoenix.

          Single mum status nothing compared to impinging civil liberties by issuing injunctions to prevent people reading her work before publication, or as it is known: Expecto Profitonum.

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        • 357
          Rowling up Labour's arsehole says:

          Yes, signing on and sipping latte in coffee shops whilst rifling through better authors works to crib all their ideas

          Hope she can come up with a follow-up book next time that doesn’t involve council estate Labour voting dogshit.

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        • 452
          fitzfitz says:

          … the licensed press approves only of the term “”lone mother “” or, preferably, “lone parent” … please be more careful or judicial activism will kick in .

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      • 146
        Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

        Because she’s a billionaire or almost one!

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      • 360
        Labour...filth...just filth says:

        what a writer but airbrain politically

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    • 204
      Britain the now ruined country says:

      Just because Rowling got lucky with a pastiche of various threads from a host of “magic” stories she now thinks she’s somehow empowered to preach, to the country at large, as to press censorship – of course now she’s copped for the dosh she can discount the fact that without all the press publicity she might now be just working in McDonalds.

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      • 261
        bandersnatch says:

        I am a Harry Potter virgin and I intend to remain one. Life’s too short to go JK Rowling.

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      • 340
        Inglish and buggery go hand and glove says:

        Except as a qualified Teacher of English I suspect not.

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        • 593
          Wassan apostrafee then? says:

          In case it passed you by, the so-called teachers of English are the ones who have so obviously failed in their duties in respect of the younger members of society over the past 50 years or so. Next time you meet one, ask for a definition of “parsing” or an adverbial clause. If fortune smiles on you, you will meet the one in five hundred who has ever heard of them.

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        • 643
          I need a new Urdu says:

          Only a few English kids left to teach.

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    • 234
      Hairy Plodder says:

      Exspecto crapola!

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    • 350
      J.R.R Tolkien, George Lucas, Roald Dahl et. al says:

      Hi J.K can we all have our ideas back please?

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      • 419
        Anonymous says:

        what if Operation Ore showed that the celebs are the one,s we should be nosy about.

        If they want to meddle in public affairs, they should focus on child protection and NOT self protection. They have power, and hence duty.

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        • 455
          fitzfitz says:

          The Celebrity Industrial Complex has interests which must be protected … via super injunctions, judicial activism or if necessary Clegg’s statute. Devine Brown (victim) might not agree …

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  20. 48
    Synic says:

    Dave — you came fifth in Rotherham — worse than the BeeN P — and your idiot coalition buddies did even worse. A truly appalling result.

    What are you doing on the news today — Caring about the HIV Aids problem.

    Why isn’t the Health Minister doing that — it’s his job.

    You are supposed to be Prime Minister. Why do you keep focussing on gay issues?

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    • 62
      National Socialist says:

      He’s wearing the red ribbon you all mocked Miliband for wearing.

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      • 97
        Really? says:

        We mock everyone here, shame you haven’t noticed. But then, you are a thick as shite socialist, so that explains a lot.

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    • 65
      Not a Grauniad Reader says:

      Poots is in a hole on abortion, and Dave wants to save the gay vote.

      If Dave donned a mankini and stopped closing down hospices he may be able to save the latter.

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    • 73
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Rotherham didn’t bother ‘im.
      HIV does, apparently.

      Like

    • 81
      Liberal Zombie says:

      Anyone would think he is actively going after one of our major voting blocks seeing as UKIP gutted the rest. That is really unfair.

      Like

      • 104
        Really? says:

        Gays are 2% of the population, Greens probably don’t even register as a single percentage point. Yet Dave courts both, as if their vote actually mattered. Is anyone awake at Tory HQ?

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        • 127
          Casual Observer says:

          Just look at the proportion of gays and closet gayers in the Cabinet. The ponces are grossly over-represented

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        • 142
          Joanne Kay Rowling says:

          But gayers are so cool as established by so many Hollywood films and TV s(h)it-coms.

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        • 217
          Tory HQ says:

          Zzzzzzz Zzzzzzzz {mumble.popularity.mumble} Zzzzzzz

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        • 527
          Expat Geordie says:

          The trouble is that they look out of their window in London and see, what? Gays, blácks, múslíms and some white people. So they, and organisations like the BBC judging by their output, obviously think that the rest of the country is like that. They then can’t understand why the rest of the country gets upset about this and resort to using words ending in “ism” and “phobic” to describe the people outside their little bubble.

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  21. 49
    Operation Crossbow says:

    With legislation on the statute book Brown, Blair and Campbell would have moved on the media for sure.

    However, the press cannot be allowed to smear ordinary innocent people, they need to have some protection under the law, the rich can usually get their day in court.

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  22. 51
    Terrible But True says:

    So… basically the BBC and the Guardian are going to spend the next month quoting each other quoting ‘sources’ obsessing about the equivalent of a collection of multi-hundred-k Prescottian stewards rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic whilst focussing on but one iceberg, and ignoring the polar-bear-topped Mcalpine/false hacking allegation ones they are sitting upon, and the entire online shelf-calving every second… to which they are holding up a Nelsonian telescope?

    Unique.

    All’s Quiet On the Wild Western New Media Front?

    And all these cretins care about is crushing competitive or ideologically different butterflies on their uniquely, over-funded wheels?

    No wonder this country is sinking.

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  23. 52
    Cyril Smith says:

    Spank you very much.

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  24. 57
  25. 64
    The case against social media says:

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    • 70
      Who is going to complain to the Plod? says:

      section 5 Public order act 1985 states that a person is guilty of the offence if he engages in disorderly behaviour or displaying any sign or written material or conduct likely to cause harassment alarm or distress in a public place.

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    • 71
      I Hislop (Govt Stoog) says:

      Well that’s just plain offensive and unnecessary.

      Like

    • 80
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      I bloody hate self-important spouses of politicians who think anyone should give a monkey’s about what THEY hate.

      Has the cheque to Lord McAlpine cleared yet, Mrs Berk Cow?

      Like

    • 93
      tubes says:

      god almighty, this is the wife of The Speaker. Standards have reached a new low.

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      • 101
        Sally pride of the alley says:

        Social services should be monitoring this woman and her children. lives in a house full thieves and cheats, then goes off with the gypsies for weeks at a time leaving her children in that house of ill repute, swears with a foul mouth on public social media, has political affiliations and is a member of the labour party and poses naked in magazines.

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        • 235
          Rotherham SS (Social Services) says:

          Our department is monitoring this situation, and once our file is complete shall be taking due action.

          Think global, act local.

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      • 459
        fitzfitz says:

        … perhaps that should read “”wife”” of the “”Speaker”” . ?

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    • 124
      Bluto says:

      Goodness me! What a horrible woman.

      Some thoughts are best left unarticulated you silly Bercow, especially after a few early morning drinks.

      Like

    • 223
      Joss Taskin says:

      Potty mouth or the standard vocabulary for the BigCow household.

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  26. 67
    Nigel H says:

    Leveson had one page about the web.
    There are millions of pages on the web with content relating to Leveson. About 5,830,000 results (0.15 seconds)
    I bet he is the only person who has never Googled (an electronic method of searching for information M’Lud ) his own name.

    The Leveson Report Is today’s chip wrapper!

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    • 78
      Black hat geek says:

      The Google counts lie – but there will be more than one pages out there.

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    • 200
      Lord Justice Archibald Cobweb says:

      There must be an awful lot of tiny little clerks scurrying around in ones computer to retrieve all that information so quickly. One wonders when they ever get time for a tea break! I hope they’re better paid than those little men in the radio who sing to me.

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    • 247
      Person who's read the report says:

      Not true to say 1 page only. Pages 175 to 190 of Volume 1 are entirely devoted to internet etc with some interesting and sensible observations including quotations from the evidence of one Paul Staines. Time to get yourself an updated version of Adobe Acrobat? Try Shift + Ctl + F and input “social media” and you’ll find there are 51 references sprinkled through the 2000 pages.

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  27. 82
    INDEPENDENCE FROM GOVERNMENT says:

    The terms of reference of the leveson inquiry answer your question Guido, he was not tasked to look a t’ internet. so he has written one page too many on that subject.

    Interestingly though he was instructed to:

    “To make recommendations:
    a. for a new more effective policy and regulatory regime which supports the integrity and freedom of the press, the plurality of the media, and its independence, including from Government, while encouraging the highest ethical and professional standards”

    http://www.levesoninquiry.org.uk/about/terms-of-reference/

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  28. 96
    Kebab Time/Bìlly says:

    I’m going to attend Guido’s christmas drunks and bum him mercilessly.

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  29. 103
    A Socialist says:

    We can just start another smear campaign by telling everyone that the internet is owned by Offshore Millionaire Tory Toffs.

    The Internet is a public service and too precious to be in the hands of capitalist Tory scum.

    Brothers! Let’s nationalise the Internet now!

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  30. 105
    Sally Bercow says:

    Thanx 4 all luvly tweets of support! *blushing face* It’s gr8 2 b bak! *excited* I proms not 2 misbehave! *innocent face* Now, lets hav fun! *opens legs*

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  31. 106
    person on S London omnibus says:

    who’s this Cleverson anyway?

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  32. 112
    Sally Bercow says:

    Leave my John alone. He’s totes the best hubby! He doesn’t care that I come home covered in other men’s spunk, cos he’s grateful at least someone married him. He knows no one else will, so he keeps his mouth shut when I want to have fun. It’s a totes amazeballs situation! *excited face* Now, who’s up for getting some deep throat? *cum face*

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    • 123
      beast says:

      Sally
      Your little John loves “creampie” that,s why he married you

      Did he buy that tiny Range Rover because he cant,t climb in to the real thing?

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  33. 116
    Sarah Macauley says:

    Mr Brown, I want a rise. My contract is coming up for renewal and if you want me to keep attending public events with you once or twice a year, you’ll have to increase my salary. And for the hundredth time, tell Campbell he can’t come to Canterbury to watch me and Gil 69.

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    • 407
      limp wick lighter's guild says:

      the last time gordon’s rose he was dreaming amid the spires with his mates mandy and tony

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  34. 119
    beast says:

    I once drove through Rotheram( very quickly) it was full of men in leather chaps sporting moustaches and peaked hats
    Odd the the LibDems and the HiV jacket party didnt get more votes

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  35. 120
    George Galloway says:

    This week’s most read: 3: Respect implicated in aggressive and slanderous Rotherham campaign leaflet: http://bit.ly/RYYI3Z

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    • 154
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

      Well it got her 1,700 votes. Contrary to what people on this blog say the electorate are not as stupid as they think. Remember Bermondsey (Thatchell), Greenwich (Dreadful Deirdre) etc.

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  36. 128
    Nick Clegg says:

    Crime increasing, fuel increasing, food prices increasing, poverty increasing, privatisation of NHS, student fees, welcome to Tories Britain

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    • 140
      Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

      Crime’s actually falling. Fuel and food prices are rising globally. ‘Poverty’? That’ll be someone who can’t afford a third 32″ plasma TV. Student fees were introduced by Labour.

      Privatisation of the NHS? If only.

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      • 301
        CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

        +1

        Extortion funded treatment rationing is the worst treatment funded in the most harmful way.

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    • 390
      limp wick lighter's guild says:

      realistically cleggie you’ve brought nothing to the coalition .. you’re heading for a wipeout

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  37. 133
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    I have the Starbucks advent calendar. You open a new tax loophole every day.

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    • 143
      Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

      If only we’d had a Labour government at some point in the last 15 years (perhaps a Labour government that had been in power for, say, 13 years), those loopholes would have be closed.

      Surely?

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      • 304
        CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

        Yep, they’d just have the “National Coffee Service” instead where you could buy an awful cup of lukewarm brown liquid and sit on a plastic seat holding the plastic container above the dirty table.

        Politicians etc would all say the coffee was the “Envy of the world”, however when you travel abroad you find the coffee shops are all cleaner quicker to serve you and the coffee tastes better.

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    • 156
      forgot about that, long time ago now says:

      I wonder who’s lurking behind the doors of the BBC advent calendar

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      • 238
        Jimmy says:

        Now then, now then, what’s all this then ? A little christmas prezzie for your uncle Jimmy. {Jingle jangle, jingle jangle}

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  38. 134
    Greychatter says:

    Put laws in place to control the press and you give the PC brigade and Common Purpose what they want to control the population. Labour and Limp/Dems want press control just as much as they want Britain in and controlled by the Unelected bureaucrats in Europe.
    Notice it is mostly the second generation immigrants – Millibands, Clegg etc who want to change Great Britain, those whose parents came here for a better way of life or to escape persecution.
    Marriage ( man and woman) – Christianity values etc are all targets for these anti-British elements in our society.

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    • 148
      Pleb says:

      Did you mean to put a capital ‘L’ in ‘laws’?

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      • 164
        Greychatter says:

        Sorry Pleb – I only went to secondary modern school and started work at 15 so I didn’t have the benefit of a modern education or a Law Degree.

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    • 161
      There's gratitude for you says:

      Milliwatt’s old man wanted us the loose the war!

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      • 206
        Anonymous says:

        He was an illegal immigrant and a 100 x 25 mm

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      • 402
        JH3 says:

        If we had lost the war (it’s ‘lose’ btw), I wonder if he would be saying the same thing as the Nazis rounded him up and kicked his fucking arse into a rail boxcar, no return ticket required. What a family.

        Every organism, down to the simplest cell, has a self-destruct mechanism built in. Societies definitely do, which is why wonky faced Gramscian fuckpigs like Ed Miliband have a shot at running the country.

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    • 166
      EU are our friends, we must learn to love them says:

      The next 50years in this country, I think, is gonna be a zinga and not pretty, a lot of population is going to be at each others throats and politicians could end up a stars in a replay of the French revolution, the winners will turn it into a 3rd world shithole but then I don’t think that’s too far away, so they will just make it a deeper s/hole , the braindead population will miss it all as the will be to busy watching tv and phoning for Pizzas and getting their benefits put directly into their bank accounts, with any luck with all the windmills they maybe able to move England to warmer climes.

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      • 211
        Literary Agent says:

        I’d love to pay you to turn this into a novel. Unfortunately the plot is, almost word for word, identical to ‘Bletherington Abbey’ by Broomhilde, the other forgotten Bronte sister.

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        • 219
          tosser with literary inclinations says:

          So the Bronte sister had television, most things are just reinventions these days.

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          • Literary Agent says:

            No, sorry, what you just said is an exact quotation from ‘Shigglebury Manor’ by Gertrude Bronte (page 847)

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          • Literary Agent says:

            “Frederick Pinglebury, a tosser with literary inclinations, entered the drawing room shortly before noon. ‘So, the Bronte sister had television’, he mused. ‘Most things are just reinventions these days’.”

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          • tosser with literary inclinations says:

            When you use the same alphabet to get your message across, your bound to have duplications. I propose we invent a new language and writings with at least 100,000 characters, it may help us to slow down the duplication a little bit.

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      • 308
        CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

        >population is going to be at each others throats

        They are already it’s just been via a proxy called the state.

        I just worry how many can escape with their lives before the looters and moochers starve.

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  40. 139

    My blog’s hosted in California – they can fuck off.

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    • 192
      Gordon Brown says:

      I’ve got a blog up my botty wotty

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    • 302
      Guido is running scared says:

      Good luck with that attitude when the ISPs are forced to block access to it. It’s idiots like you that think you can get round the rules just by hosting something elsewhere that make me laugh the most. Your blog will still be up, maybe, but nobody will be able to see it!

      Time to move on and wake up. Blogs are just places where losers write stuff and other losers read it. The sooner they get flushed down the toilet the better.

      At least it will give something for retards like you to complain about though. And that’s always funny to watch.

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  41. 141
    Kebab travel update says:

    If you are heading to Dover or the Channel Tunnel, the M20 is blocked by an accident coastbound at J7 (Maidstone).

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  42. 151
    Person who's read the report says:

    Guido. Not true to say 1 page only. Pages 175 to 190 of Volume 1 are entirely devoted to internet etc with some interesting and sensible observations including quotations from the evidence of one Paul Staines. Time to get yourself an updated version of Adobe Acrobat? Try Shift + Ctl + F and input “social media” and you’ll find there are 51 references sprinkled through the 2000 pages.

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  43. 152
    CCHQ says:

    Economy worst since the 1930’s, 12 Banks downgraded, highest unemployment in 17 years, you can trust the Tories with the Economy Hear Hear.

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    • 157
      CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

      where were you between 1997 and 2010? Did you not see Labour destroy the economy and leave behind the worst pile shit in history for the coalition to clean up!
      Oh! sorry, that’s right it all happened since June 2010!

      Silly me!

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      • 162
        Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

        Too late to blame Labour now. Tories are making it much worse.

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        • 170
          Greychatter says:

          If you have over-spent on Your credit card and can only keep paying a small amount and the interest, it will take you years to clear the Debt.

          This exactly what the Government is doing with LABOUR’S Credit card.

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          • Spendthrift Dave says:

            Excuse me — we ConLibLabs have Quantitatively Eased a total of £375bn — that’s approx. 2 years Deficit. — and we’re still running a Deficit of circa £8bn per month.

            We’re not paying off Liebour’s credit card, we’re fucking increasing it every month.

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        • 176
          Mrs Kindleysides, Penrith says:

          Moussa – Utter nonsense – it will take decades to clear up the mess left by labour. 2 years is no time at all.

          It took labour 13 years to inflict their damage on the UK, yet you seem to think that it can all be reversed in 2 years.

          Weird or just delusional?

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          • Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

            You forget… the world didn’t really get into austerity until Cameron, Osbourne & Co foisted it upon us. Prior, Brown was leading the world towards stimulating economies rather than slowing them down.

            Not saying which is right or wrong, just saying the IMF were supportive of both approaches. I think once upon a time it was called Kick Starting the economy, or maybe Pump Priming.

            These idiots are expecting the machine to run without petrol.

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          • Anonymous says:

            “You forget… the world didn’t really get into austerity until Cameron, Osbourne & Co foisted it upon us.”

            So you just carry on spending and end up paying higher interest rates for what you are borrowing? Is this the way you run your personal finances twatty? Thought so.

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          • Mousey, Mousey puddings and lies says:

            Hello Mousey so it’s Cameron’s fault the world is in trouble, you missed out mrs Thatcher, are you sure, Brown had 11 years to fck the country up, what with his bank friends and gold and not paying for uni places , 110% mortgages, his million or more zivil servants, Liebour the best whitewash merchants in the world, the whitewash will cover and last for more than 10 years, of corruption, ineptness , blindness, stupidity, spinning, blaming others and anything else that you lot can think of.

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          • The good old days says:

            Hey Mousey, you missed the bit about where the IMF warned Brown several times that his financial and social policies were quite lunatic and it would all end very badly for the UK.

            However, the all-seeing one-eyed tit chose to ignore them (and then had the cheek to think about being asked to be the IMF president!).

            Must be something in the water (or on the beach) where he lives.

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          UKIPman says:

          Alzheimers seems to be hitting the left very badly.

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    • 160
      Anonymous says:

      Are you suggesting that they have frittered away Labour’s golden legacy?

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  44. 153
    I have never been on a trade mission with David Cameron in my life says:

    My ISP is outside the UK .

    Whenever I try to open an account anywhere in the UK or try to do anything in the UK blind panic sets in and I am told to get lost;

    If I want to open up a website outside the UK and deal with the UK then my advice to the UK Government is that they can get lost too .

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  45. 155
    Anonymous says:

    Guido sounds much younger, and thinner, on the radio!

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  46. 159
    Muppet News Flash brought to you by KebabTV® says:

    Tory blushes deepen over activities of Conservative Friends of Russia

    Group finds itself unravelling amid concerns over its ‘political direction’ and claims it is uncritically cheerleading for the Kremlin

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  47. 165
    Guido is running scared says:

    It’s easy to regulate the web you moron. Just regulate the providers. Simple.

    Your traffic, and money, will soon evaporate if the government decides to force ISPs to block access to sites that don’t play by the rules. Twitter, Facebook and all you silly little bloggers that aren’t good enough to be journalists will just be shouting into thin air.

    It happened with the torrent sites and it will happen to you.

    And before you say “ah yes, but you can find another torrent site or use a proxy” that won’t apply to Joe Public, only to the nerds and dorks that crawl around the internet trying to get around the rules – not exactly the kind of reader you want, Staines, is it? No, because your advertising will soon go belly up when your audience is nothing but a bunch of dorky bloggers who think they are sticking it to the man.

    Regulation is coming whether you like it or not. Just look at how many people have been defamed recently on twitter. The wild west of the internet is coming to an end. And not a moment too soon.

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  48. 167
    Roscoe Rules says:

    I hope Gerry Mcann knows more about press regulation than he does about childcare.

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    • 184
    • 255
      The Irony is says:

      It’s rather ironic that it was the portugese law and practice which allowed the Police to keep the press completely in the dark about the MCCann investigation which led to the media frenzy of speculation and unsubstantiated allegation which did more to hinder the enquiry and taint public perceptions than anything else .
      It is standard practice in this country that subject to operational and evidential considerations the Police do regularly communicate and update the media.

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      • 269
        bandersnatch says:

        Spot on. It was because there were no police briefings given (difference between UK and Portuguese law: theirs requires the investigation process to be kept under wraps) the British tabloids felt forced to merely repeat what the Portuguese tabloids, several, but not all of them, scurrilous rags, were printing. This is how the McCanns came to be unfairly pilloried. Later, because they were arraigned as ‘arguidos’ rather than as witnesses, as would have been much better, they were advised by their lawyers to answer no questions… so they didn’t… and thenceforth they became saintly and untouchable: their word became gospel, and the key sequence of events on the fateful evening of Madeleine’s disappearance was never fully investigated. The current £3 million Scotland Yard ‘review’ is merely a paper shuffling exercise. You can well see how this happened. Very sad. Too late now, I think.

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  49. 180
    Operation Crossbow says:

    I love the way the Guardian is both attacking Cameron and quietly supporting him at the same time over statutory regulation.

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  50. 181
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    What is the situation re Sally Bercow and McAlpine, anyone know if they have settled yet, and how much?

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    • 240
      @Sally Bercow says:

      Keeping my head down on this Leveson thing just in case it’s me I’m talking about needing to be regulated.*moo face*

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  51. 186
    Victim of Murdoch says:

    Funny how Guido spends his time trying to trash Leveson

    And nothing about the thousands of lives trashed by the criminal Murdoch organisation

    Oh I forgot…

    Guido is an ex employee of Murdoch and is currently being paid by him to trash Leveson

    No conflict of interest there of course

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    • 193
      exercising the freedom to offend fuckwits says:

      You lost, get over it.

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    • 194

      Ex-employee of Rupert, don’t recall that? I’ve done a bit of work for him now and then over the years on a freelance basis I suppose.

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    • 202
      Anonymous says:

      There is no conflict of interest when you’re defending hard won freedoms you tosser.

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    • 229
      Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

      This “criminal Murdoch organisation” wouldn’t be the same “criminal Murdoch organisation” that supported the Labour Party would it? And were the crimes committed by the Labour-supporting “criminal Murdoch organisation” committed whilst there was a Labour government? Yes on both counts.

      And would Tony Blair, the mass-murdering leader of the warmongering Labour Party, who was Prime Minister whilst the Labour-supporting “criminal Murdoch organisation” was committing its crimes, happen to be the godfather of one of Rupert Murdoch’s children? Yes, again.

      So, why didn’t the Labour Party stop the “criminal Murdoch organisation”?

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      • 251
        Call me useless says:

        And why doesn’t Cameron drive this fact home again and again ? Why the fuck has he been wrong footed on this from the get go ?

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      • 273
        Victim of Murdoch says:

        Quite agree

        Both right and left were wrong to play footsie (and more) with the criminal Murdoch organisation

        I also agree that Socialism is a mental illness..perfectly illuystrated by the Maximum Madman…

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        • 406
          Anonymous says:

          Murdoch too nosy. eavesdropping into other’s conversations is being nosy.
          Notw shut down. However…if government is not doing their duty when it witholds information that concerns everyone….childprotection and royal interference in the laws of this country, then it is only a nosy person who can help.

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      • 312
        CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

        The crime was withdrawing their support for the one eyed scottish idiot.

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        • 549
          Anon... says:

          I can not stand Gordon Brown for what he did to this country but I feel quite alarmed at the fact you are attacking him for having one eye.I worked for 43 years till I had a car accident I was a strong person physically but now I am in a wheelchair. By your comment I worry you might be one of these people who have been physically and verbally attacking disabled people just because they are different.I hope Iam wrong but sadly I might not be.

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      • 421
        Labour...filth...just filth says:

        labour never does anything without hindsight

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    • 389
      h says:

      Tee Hee @182

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  52. 195
    nonces r us says:

    Meanwhile, the BBC is hideously whiter than white.

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  53. 220
    Lots Of Love, Dave says:

    Sam, Sam,
    Everyone’s saying I’m a weak financially incontinent little shit.
    It’s not true, is it Dahling?
    Toodle pip.

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  54. 221
    Shameus McCameron says:

    To divert attention away from my stance on Levison
    Today i’m going around telling people that i have a cure for HIV/ AIDS
    It only takes a small prick , funny really thats all it takes to get it !

    Toodle Pip !

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  55. 226
    Herman van Rumboy says:

    Alarm bells ring as Ponzi scheme is exposed

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  56. 231
    Alyingstare Campbell says:

    THE LEVESON REPORT

    On Alistair Campbell

    ‘‘Mr Campbell’s role was certainly one that trod new ground in the history of relations between politicians in Government and the press.’ (P.1156 para 5.5)

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  57. 233
    Julia Middleton CEO Common Purpose says:

    I want all internet blogs banned.
    Especially the ones that attack me.
    Everyone should be forced to buy a copy of my book beyond authority.

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    • 249
      TLS Summary Review : Beyond authority, by Julia Middleton (CEO Common Purpose) says:

      We are the Borg. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile.

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      • 358
        Anonymous says:

        is it just me or does she really have a face like the back end of a bus?
        “And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover,
        To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
        I am determined to prove a villain”

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  58. 243
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I have read over the past few days figures put forward in the free press as to the cost of Leveson – so far figures produced have stated £5 million, £7 million and more.

    So much for the press getting facts right then!

    Anyone got any other quotes of the purported figures?

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    • 328
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Just been reminded of some other legal fee-for-all (legals).

      Earlier this year a £30 Million pound trial ‘collapsed’ at Swansea Crown Court …

      The trial was against 8 ex-South Wales Coppers – who had actively fitted up several ‘innocents’ over the Lynette White Murder. The DPP (Kier Starmer) is supposed to be ‘looking’ at th collapse of the trial …

      If he looks to deep – he just might find the real truth – and of course the real truth hurts those who abused their power of office for decades. It just wouldn’t do to expose how the 4 pillars of the Estate conspired to fit up several innocents – now would it?

      Are we likely to see the ‘Free Press’ – get to the root and heart of the matter [In the Public Interest] of why the trial collapsed or who has really benefitted from that collapse? [Not bloody well likely - which goes shows exactly how 'not free' those who claim it to be so - the so called free press is]

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  59. 244
    Your Lord Leveson says:

    I have been a major success. The MSM are all parked / encamped outside Rolf’s house, but are too afraid to say why.

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    • 265
      Your Lord Leveson says:

      AND>>> Why didn’t somebody tell me Murdoch had newspaper interests in Australia which may just be interested in reporting on Australian celebrities
      living in England

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  60. 252
    Jimmy says:

    Do we really want to risk losing quality journalism of this calibre?

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    • 257
      Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

      Your contribution ? It’s just rodomontade.

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      • 295
        Anonymous says:

        “rodomontade”? Is that to do with rats?

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        • 307
          Correcting the knowledge gaps introduced by 13 years of Labour education policy says:

          Rodomontade \rod-uh-muhn-TADE; roh-duh-muhn-TAHD\ is a mass noun meaning boastful talk or behavior. The term is a reference to Rodomonte, a character in Italian Renaissance epic poems Orlando innamorato and its sequel Orlando furioso.

          – Wiki is your friend.

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        • 313
          Oxford Don says:

          Mass noun referring to boastful talk or behavior. References character in Italian renaissance Rodomonte in the epic Orlando innamorato / furioso poems.

          Does sound like a fizzy rat though.

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        • 353
          Radha Tuohy says:

          No. That would be “Ratatouille.”

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    • 317
      CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

      We’d lose your tour-de-force example of Dunning Kruger.

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  61. 263
    Shameus McCameron says:

    There is no way we are going to regulate the internet
    i mean really !
    How else could my frightfully rich friends transfer their millions into tax havens at the touch of a button ?

    Toodle pip must fly
    promised Sam’s Dad i’d give him a lift to build a new wind farm

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  62. 271
    CCHQ says:

    Guido Fawkes warns of a “Scrooge Christmas” if no deal is struck on “Leveson”, but P.M. David Cameron says talks are going “nowhere”

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  63. 280
    Rip Off Britain says:

    “promised Sam’s Dad i’d give him a lift to build a new wind farm”

    Must admire your gall old bean!

    Just found out that if we, the taxpayer cannot use all the Leckie that you are generating with your midas windmills, we get fined, yet another tax for the little man.

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  64. 288
    Ah bugger it! says:

    I think this kneejerk reaction to the press is just that, it looks as if it’s been known about by this gang of shills for years, the MPs have suddenly realised that they are just little Councillors from a jumped up little town somewhere in the middle of shitholeshire, they have suddenly found out that they are not required as real power has been passed to better villains in EUland .

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  65. 292
    Julia Middleton CEO Common Purpose says:

    I run this country and I will rename it soon Airstrip One.

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    • 607
      Fair warning says:

      Julie baby, you forgot the ‘i’ in the second word. Such incompetence will no longer be tolerated. Kapisch?

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  66. 306
    come on Hacked off, lets all read the names says:

    I see there are 54000 signatures on the petition already. I’d like to read them but it doesnt seem that the names are public. Shame, I wanted to humour myself by reading where I’d signed it as bigpileofsteaminghotshite, cummface and some other assorted puerile names

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  67. 314
    • 319
      CarryHole is a Total Hunt says:

      I can’t see who it is yet?!?

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      • 321
        shameful says:

        Its the fucking police who need hauled over the coals. They’ve no business dropping hints about who they have taken in for questioning.

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      • 454
        JENSEN BUTTONMUSHROOM says:

        How many 80+ year old Australian entertainers can you think of ?

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        • 512
          The Cobber That Ties Down Kangaroos says:

          You might guess Dame Edna, but he’s only in his late 70’s, hard as that may be to believe, as he’s been around so long, he knew Jeremiah even before he was a bullfrog.

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        • 609
          The good old days says:

          The original Seekers? Judy was a real looker with a great voice.

          Richie Benaud?

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    • 339
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      “A Jooish man in his 60’s, a lawyer by profession, is coming under scrutiny for having recently released a Report very critical of a particular industry in the UK. As he has not yet formally been charged with any crime, names and details, beyond those just recounted, will not be forthcoming. We take our responsibility as journalists seriously and do not wish to prejudice in any way this gentleman’s rights in this matter.”

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      • 369
        waacist! waaacist! says:

        Dragging in irrelevant ethnicity is in breach of NUJ guidelines

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        • 410
          Tay King-dePisse says:

          N-a-a-a-h-h, you can say anything you want about persons of the Hebrew persuasion. It’s done all the time in the Leftie press: “Those evil Izzies! How dare they act like the proverbial French ‘wicked dog,’ who has the unbridled nerve to bite when it is attacked! And of course, anyone who defends them is either a scoundrel, or a Joo!”

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        • 411
          Lee Grasper says:

          I presume you know only white people can be racist.

          Fuck you honkeys, I had some major bling lined up for when I was an MP for life innit.

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  68. 326
    ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

    When the Mail Online is published online, is it a newsPAPER?

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  69. 327
    A new one out of the woodwork every day says:

    Popcorntastic

    Former Coronation Street actor Andrew Lancel has been charged with historic child sex offences, police have said. The 42-year-old, charged yesterday under his real name Andrew Watkinson, will appear in court later this month to face five counts of indecent assault on a child under 16, Merseyside Police said. The actor, from Gateacre in Liverpool, is best known for his appearance as Frank Foster in the ITV soap Coronation Street.

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    • 343
      Dr Freud said all women suffer from penis envy says:

      I find this wiki entry rather appropriate

      “In Summer 2010 he played a prison officer in a short film called Inside Run, directed by …
      On 23 November 2010 Lancel was cast in the long running ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street as Frank Foster, a business associate of Carla Connor.[3] The role ended 5 March 2012 when the character was found murdered.”

      Prescient?

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    • 538
      Expat Geordie says:

      The five counts might only refer to one or two alleged offences. The law changed in 2003 (I think) so if they are unsure as to when it happened he will be charged twice, once for pre 2003, and once for 2003 and later. Then the charges will be dropped in court as it is established when it happened.

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  70. 330
    Kebab Time says:

    I’m going to bugger Guido when I meet him, to show what a big fan of his I am.

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  71. 337
    Blowing Whistles says:

    A far better example of the vicious and despicable workings of the press [National & International] seems to have been overlooked of the Leveson Report what with the Judge now having flitted away down under.

    Down Under – aaahh!!! – who remembers the salacious,and sensationalised by all of the press profiteering to sell copy – murder of Peter Falconio or his then girlfriend Joanne Lees?

    The UK’s press behaved (as one) in a most deplorable and despicable manner throughout the Falconio Murder and eventual trial – spinning for as long as they could any sensational piece of fantasy – while in effect they must have known the whole truth all along – must have – because with such assembled investigative hard men – how come it took so long for the truth to come out? Didn’t The press hounds just play it all out and maximise profit?

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  72. 341
    the TERMODERATOR says:

    you can see why i’m needed

    now – about my bill

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  73. 349
    tourmaline says:

    So leveson is in favour of mp’s , the same one’s who troughed and defraud their way through £millions of our money, to take control of the press.

    and everyone who has had their gross dishonesty exposed by the press is in favour of doing just that.

    What a surprise!!!

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  74. 363
    Phil the Greek says:

    Whatever happened to our hero who rode so valiantly astride the Duke of C a m br i dge?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/23/naked-man-in-whitehall-straddles-prince-george-statue_n_2177243.html

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  75. 381
    Saffron says:

    I agree with a previous poster in that Levenson and his expensive 2000 page report is a load of waffle.
    As the previous poster said,if the plod did their duty as they should do based on the statute law already exsisting,then virtually half an a4 would have sufficed to remind of this.
    Did the celebs and others get paid out under exsisting laws,yes they did.
    Cammoron who I detest is quite right to not jump the gun and agree put the press under statute law.
    This would be the thin edge of the wedge down the path to totalitarian government aka what we saw in the ussr,and currently in many other countries.
    Land of hope and glory MOTHER OF THE FREE,these words bear thinking about rather than taking notice of a bunch of freeloaders.

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  76. 385
    Un-illusioned says:

    Doesn’t get the web, or knows he can’t do anything about it? Those are 2 different things G – you were right on the second one but not the first, that’s why he doesn’t devote 100’s of pages to “Why I can’t do anything about the web”.

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  77. 393
    Sarah Macauley says:

    My kids would like to meet their dad. I said I don’t know his identity. That was one of the conditions of getting anonyspunk from the cum bank to provide Mr Brown with two election accessories.

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    • 409
      Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

      The DNA bank is extensive these days, so just tell your kids to give a sample and they might be lucky, and BINGO!, “hello daddy – how many years have you got left to serve again Dad?”.

      DNA should be taken for parking tickets I say, oh yes!

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  78. 414
    • 417
      Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

      …catchy monkey

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    • 418
      Interested American Public says:

      When the US public connect Thompson’s actions with those of Jerry Sandusky (not that he did that, but the public will understand it easier that way) then he will be out. The corporate culture in the US doesn’t really handle scandal very well – especially of this nature – and now the Bloom are zipping this around the advertisers may be asking some questions. The meter has been running for a while, likely will be dealt with after Christmas.

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  79. 428
    barrowboy says:

    Why is it that those in authority in the UK seem to have a pendulous bottom lip, a large nose and eyes close together ?
    Guess it happens to us all with age.

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  80. 433
    No Name, No Pack Drill says:

    Another BBC favourite.
    I’m jake the peg, deedle eedle eedle um,
    With my extra leg, deedle eedle eedle um.

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    • 445
      ROLF HARRIS says:

      I prefer two little boys !

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      • 514
        Blow my didgerydoo says:

        “Two little boys”, “Tie me kangaroo down”, “Donald, where’s your trousers”, “Mary’s boy child”, “My word, you do look queer”……………………………….do I detect a pattern here?

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  81. 434
    chap who hates rules and regulations says:

    C’Mon Guido. Can’t you launch an anti leveson petition?

    Someone should for christ’s sake

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    • 439
      Machiavelli says:

      It perhaps may be better not to. If such a petition did get raised, and then publicised and subsequently accrued less votes, it could be seen to add political weight to the one currently running. It certainly would add more publicity the one which is already running. Maybe best for it to go, allow the hacked off momentum to slow, allow the Backbench Business Committee to do what they want with it and keep pressure on the industry to sort itself out. In particular the malcontents at the Gruaniad and the BBC.

      Like

      • 457
        don't legislate in haste says:

        … doubtless this petition will reach its target but it’s exponents should recognise the dangers legislation could hold for the freedoms of expression we all value most.

        Like

        • 471
          Machiavelli says:

          It is that aspect which confuses the most. Read explanation from one blogger saying that ‘you should sign to fight against the corrupt political and Murdoch junta which controls media’.

          So you do this by passing law to hand the media to direct control of the corrupt political junta, without changing the ownership issues so leaving Murdoch in place.

          This simply does not make sense.

          Like

          • Bluto says:

            It’s the usual moronic, socialist, demonising hysteria that they all rush to join. Brain dead. “Burn the Witch!”

            Like

        • 537
          Ides says:

          80,000 Labour supporters answer the dog whistle and condemn Cameron – what is the big deal?

          Like

    • 448
      Albion says:

      Yeah we desperately need this right now.

      The pro Leveson ‘Give us a Police State’ petition has already garnered 60,000 + signatures, doubtless from the usual Socialshites, as it’s their sort of thing.

      Like

      • 469
        Alastair Campbell Murderer says:

        Identify them and then shoot them.

        Like

        • 472
          Machiavelli says:

          After we have the police state with the correct government in place.

          Like

        • 475
          Machiavelli says:

          They realise not that their demonstration of social activism and willingness to hand over identification have told us who the trouble makers who are most likely to pose a threat to social order are, and precisely who should be cleansed first.

          Like

        • 482
          Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

          Still applies, in deepest countryside – get orf moi lahnd, blwdy hikers!

          MOOOO!

          Like

          • Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

            Anyway, the bull was only looking at them as he does his farmer – hoping for cattle feed. So a tip cityite and towneyite hikers that do venture into the proper countryside, have a bag of cattle feed pellets in your rucksack, and any bull will then love you, hopefully not in that way, of course… but you never know, those inclined, and let you pass.

            Like

          • An Ecologist says:

            That’s just about the least scary bull I’ve ever seen.

            Nice video of grass growing.

            Like

  82. 450
    fitzfitz says:

    Well done, Guy .

    Its laughable : A KITE MARK ??!! as approved by MPs ? Poor old England … the children are in thrall to toxic judicial activism now.

    Like

  83. 456
    Doner Kebab says:

    439th

    Like

  84. 458
    Bank Statement says:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/liamhalligan/9716261/Banks-must-be-honest-about-their-toxic-losses.html

    Time for the bankers to sort themselves out for the benefit of the economy.

    Like

    • 465
      Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

      keep dreaming…

      Like

      • 470
        Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

        …furthermore, capitalism has had it’s day – THAT is the elephant in the room…

        remix? here goes,

        Like

    • 467
      Sir Fred the Shred, Knighted by Brown and Balls says:

      Hmm. Britain’s banking rules used to work fine. In fact, Britain’s banking rules worked fine for a couple of hundred years.

      Then along came two morons who fucked it all up.

      Who were those morons?

      Step forward, Gordon Brown and Ed Balls.

      Like

  85. 498
    Jolly Roger says:

    ISPs can control your internet.
    As an example, TalkTalk will not let a user access The Pirate Bay.
    There are ways round it, before everyone jumps in to tell me!

    Like

    • 510
      Blowing Whistles says:

      Agreed – Gary McKinnon did an absolutely fantastic job at embarrassing the F out of them plonkers across the pond. Their problem was the OVER REACTION to him. And what of assange, me thinks they showed their hand with their mouthy initial reactions – being so OTT explains lots?

      Like

    • 517
      Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

      I phoned up India and told talktalk I want my searches open to anything, and I will take the consequences, even if I go blind – they have it recorded. But I am good buddies with symantes too, so have a regular update automatically every hour, to be safe.

      JEZZUZ CHROST GUIDO! have you seen this? copy search copy search – ACH, maybe not….

      Like

    • 564
      'Andy Shandy says:

      All I want to know is: does the government know if I am looking at porn online and does it matter?

      Like

      • 581
        White hat geek says:

        Yes – and only if it is the kind of materiel you would not discuss openly even here. The records are held by the ISP’s for a year – so depending on the mood of the government, they could crack down at any time and maybe you on the register. The legal view on acceptable porn is much broader now since the sounding saga. Just be careful out there.

        Like

  86. 501
    Fat Presley says:

    Blowing chunks

    Like

  87. 502
    ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

    Worth a read, re Leveson, nothing on telly
    http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.co.uk/

    Like

  88. 507
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m voting for the boy band on X Factor.

    Like

  89. 509
    ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

    Apparently 25,000 British men don’t know they have AIDS.

    Why not tell them?

    Like

    • 516
      Blowing Whistles says:

      And Cameron appears to know as he’s publicly stated it too …

      btw what with ‘tweeters’ being legally bound and legal action being able to be taken against them [Sally Berk] – what about the Cameron tweets to ginger that his le….gals said were not of interest – odd innit?

      Like

  90. 511
    Innocent until proven guilty says:

    All those making jokes and innuendo about a certain Australian artist should bear in mind the same presumptions were made about Lord McAlpine and he was proved innocent.

    Like

  91. 521
  92. 524
    s of f says:

    his statement at the end of para 2 says it all and its already been repeated ad nauseum.

    quote…’a statutory regulator – we will see, as sure as night follows day, freedom of speech gradually ratcheted away, for a journalist with the threat of prison hanging over him is less likely to be ‘robust’ in the acquisition of information in pursuit of the truth.’

    the reality is that legislation however framed if it restricts freedoms of speech or the press is untenable and unacceptable.

    Like

  93. 525
    Michael Jackson says:

    I’m bad

    Like

    • 528
      Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

      No your not – my favorite track of yours when I was, ahem!, young,

      WHOOPSIE! something went wrong there Michael, this one I meant, sorry,

      and your disco one, when I was, AHEM part two!, sixteen and sweet and lush, the fourteen year old ladies kept telling me, : )

      Like

      • 533
        thrilless says:

        you couldn’t have picked 2 more boring songs ..

        Like

        • 547
          Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

          says a lot about me then – a sweetie – think of the ladies bud – tip from me part 9999, to get into their knickers…. : )

          Like

          • the egotist says:

            You’re such a patronising little git taffy. Only whores high on crack actually respond to this drivel, which explains a lot about you.

            Like

          • 10 quid a pop says:

            Only crack whores listen to this shite, which DOES say a lot about you taffy.

            Like

          • smugometer says:

            you post mostly crap videos

            Like

          • Sally's thoughts sends my eyes on stalks says:

            JEALOUS TORY ALERT! – why are the tory ladies lining up at my front door then buddies, trying to get inside my boxers? Answer me that? I can’t….

            Like

          • Sally's thoughts sends my eyes on stalks says:

            Just to reiforce my view from here, tory friends, Tom the taffy getting republican US ladies getting their knickers in a twist, circs 1979 – there must be a message there friends,

            And with his mates, Carlton Banks, and Will Smith too, I suppose…

            Mississippi Blues bro.

            Like

      • 556
        Silly Sally, Who Can't Control Her Big Mouth, says:

        OMG!!! Michael Jackson used to be coloured?

        Like

        • 565
          Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

          you humm it Sally and I’ll sing it for you. One for you Sally, just, for, YOU, smwhee (kiss in other letters…) : )

          Like

          • Anonymous says:

            God help us, it looks like we’ve got a taffy version of 8illy on our hands, except it took 8illy about 3 years to work out how to post a video.

            Like

          • Sally's thoughts sends my eyes on stalks says:

            try again since awaiting,

            A non meets a poet,
            didn’t knew his name.
            Told me a good telling off,
            that was so very lame.

            Like

    • 570
      Anonymous says:

      And dead, now f’uck off for good

      Like

  94. 529
    Saffron says:

    Slightly off topic.
    The DT reports today on MP’s and their buying and selling of houses and how some of them are ripping off the taxpayer big time.
    Should we gag the press under statutory law,absolutely NOT.
    Do we want state control of our diminishing freedoms,NO WE FECKIN WELL DO NOT.
    Wake up SHEEPLE and smell the coffee lest we sleepwalk into a totalitarian society like the late discredited USSR,which the EUSSR are so keen to promote assisted by other assholes who want to see this country to become part of a Euro Commie bloc.

    Like

  95. 532
    Pavemet Pizza says:

    Gordon Brown appears more wrong every day

    I wonder when he will startto question his own judgement?

    Like

  96. 534
    Saffron says:

    The DT as part of a free press published what the MP’s were up to at our expense.
    This led to upheavels and in some cases resignations and jail for the culprits,was this worthwhile reporting in the public interest,absolutely in my opinion.
    Now we have feckin assholes who want govern the press by by extra statute law,who are these assholes.
    As far as I can see they are so called celebs and people who want to be noticed via their money grasping lawyers,these people have already been paid out under exsisting laws,exactly what is now their purpose.

    Like

  97. 539
    Quite Tory says:

    Perhaps every UK paper should give up printing and then write exactly what they want when they want. As for the Guardian’s opnion poll perhaps we should bring in hanging, not adopt new laws on gay marriage. I am liberal and perhaps the elite of this country need to get a grip. Britain is always will be a free country and let’s write on this blog and express what we feel, we don’t need to agree but let’s be open and straight.

    Like

    • 544
      Ah bugger it! says:

      One little thought, mps will be k illng the golden goose that pays them well for writing the garbage they spout, you don’t think that the newspaper proprietors won’t get their own back on this shower of evil hypocritical trash.

      Like

      • 553
        Observant Public says:

        I do not think the regulation will affect the commercial aspect of the ‘press’ too much either way. This is part of the problem.

        The kick backs etc. will continue, but other than the public no longer being able to rely on what they read as being quite the full story out there, if a politician double crosses a proprietor then it will be harder for the proprietor to seek redress, if the drift is caught.

        Given the way the press has been run since Murdo showed on the scene though, it does feel very much like since Murdo has left (and sort of double crossed) the government, they need to fill the vacuum. In the absence of a suitable commercial candidate they are opting for direct state control.

        To get that they require public opinion to be fully behind them.

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        • 603
          albacore says:

          You mean like they conned us into the E U
          Swearing black was white? And we believed it, too
          More often, though, what the public might opine
          Counts for bugger all with the LibLabCon swine
          If they can twist it to fit, they’ll be for it
          Otherwise – if they can’t – they just ignore it

          Like

  98. 541
    Right Move says:

    Live on a Flood Plain?

    Difficulty selling your house?

    Thought of re-naming it?

    Try Hilltop

    Like

  99. 554
    Dickless Dave dorm queen of Eton says:

    Right come on you lot lights out ! turn them computers of and no looking at videos of men doing those manly things !

    Toodle Pip

    Like

    • 563
      We are watching. says:

      so some people on here have been suggesting that pumping gas into metal containers that house the homeless would be a good thing.Whilst comments about mp,s have been removed just for slagging said mp,s.So much for democracy.

      Like

      • 615
        Let's meet in the Middle ground - says:

        Why not put MPs in metal containers – pump in said gas – then dump at sea? – or would that contravene some EUSSR fishing reg? – if so – put Rumpy Pumpy in with them!

        Like

        • 616
          Screwed Taxpayer says:

          A waste of gas. One hole in the bottom, water in. One hole at the top, air out.
          Chuck it in the sea and drown the thieving lying fuckers.

          Like

  100. 566
    'Andy Shandy says:

    Please summarise the Leveson report in no more than 25 words. I can’t be arsed to read it and I’ve got to do an essay on free speech.

    Like

    • 567
      Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

      south east torys are corrupt.

      OOPS – did you say within 25 letters or words?

      Like

    • 568
      Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

      …furthermore, 1938 and 1856 to concerntrate your essay on, and you will be onto a winner. Start with looking at these from such times, for free speech;

      1936,

      1956,

      Any help friend? Concerntrate it on them two occuraces and you will certainly not go far wrong. Might even educate your lecturer, no doubt.

      Like

      • 569
        Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

        suppose I could post 1976 as well, and I suppose 2011 as well,

        1976

        2011

        Any good, friend?

        Like

        • 571
          Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

          missed out the 1990 poll tax riots, since I might, ahwm!, imlicate myself. Oh fuck it, bugger it,

          1990

          Like

          • Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

            When I was working in Croydon in 1990, this old goat boss asked me about it, since I was from Wales and not from that Hunting area – to say I was insulted was an understatement, the old twat. Fuck head playing games with provincials to give excuses for their own fucked up games. Affected me that did, a total insult, since I was a better man that he could possibly be. And no, I was in work that afternoon, not on Charing Cross fucking Road you twats!

            Like

          • Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

            Leveson, between his lines, concluded that the Met are a bunch of corrupt shites, not servents of the people as Peel stated must be. Tory Lohdon establishment puppets they are, and they should be thoroughly disgusted with themselves to get in such states.

            Like

  101. 575
    Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

    Another one for Jo Rowling after above (somewhere) and from Melbourne same, but don’t worry Jo, I have not got a history of stalking, and have no plans of physically doing so soon, so don’t worry – I am just one of these creatures that admire from afar.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q3xkypgQFk

    Getting slowly parky ey Jo? Some say minus 20 deg cee in some parts around before or after new year, or both…

    Like

    • 652
      Anonymous says:

      Watch out that your tiny cock doesn’t get frostbite outside those schools and in the park.

      Like

      • 713
        Sally's thoughts sends my eyes on stalks says:

        Many ladies have got the ruler out, and have measured it, on average, as L. Ok, not XL or XXL or eye popping out XXL, but those ladies have said it is a good compromise, withoy trips to A & E when things get too excited. But it does shrink very worryingly in the real cold, almost to a size of an acorn, but you would know that always, ey pal? : )

        Let me top you up Father Jack…

        Like

  102. 576
    Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

    oops, youtube corruption with their ads, try again,

    Like

    • 577
      Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

      that’s better, ey Jo?

      YO CHEPSTOW!, but maybe not…

      Like

      • 580
        Tachybaptus says:

        Be silent and eat your Hindenburg rock.

        Like

        • 583
          Xmas is for over forty big kiddies really says:

          Sod orf. Can’t stand idiots in some plastic power, especially with pathetic online things. New toytown generals they are. Suck on.

          Like

          • Anonymous says:

            Piss off and shove a leek up your arse sheepshagger.

            Like

          • Sally's thoughts sends my eyes on stalks says:

            You should try it englishman – I think it is the frilly bits on the end of the leek that get me there. And try sheepshagging sais, you don’t know what you are missing – want to borrow my wellies to try?

            Like

  103. 610
    D L George says:

    Hacked Off petition to silence the press in full
    90,232 online signatures.

    HM Gov e-petition website for the exact same thing
    3,990 online signatures.

    Anyone would think outside of celebs and lefty CP drones, Joe public isn’t too keen.

    Like

    • 614
      Gordon (Shit for Brains) Brown + Bliar says:

      We lurvv Celebs!

      Like

    • 620
      The public demand statutory regulation of celebrities jumping on bandwagons says:

      Can we raise a petition demanding that statutory regulations are introduced demanding in future “celebrities” shut the fuck up, stop jumping on bandwagons and are banned from twitter ??

      Like

      • 626
        Jeremy Irons (but his wife does the cooking) says:

        That’s a good idea. And how about a petition urging useless unfunny fat-f*ck Stephen Fry to remove his own fat ugly face with an oxy acetylene torch?

        Like

      • 636
        Machiavelli says:

        With regulation in place and the correct government, this would be very easy to achieve. No petition would be needed. Curious that the ‘celebs’ do not understand this, but then why should they.

        Like

  104. 613
    The Tosser in No 10 – now with added Limpid Dimness! says:

    I realise – through all my many failings and pretentious posturing – that I am a dark stain on the noble name of Clan Cameron! – and for that I am deeply ashamed! MGFM!

    Like

  105. 617
    Gideon. says:

    Sorry chaps. We’re not going to get the deficit down to zero by 2015 as we promised.

    After all, as an example we’ve got the gold plated inflation proofed pensions for ourselves and all the social services and other public sector cnuts to consider. So it really doesn’t matter if we have to get the Colonial Carney to forge say a TRILLION pounds to follow on Merv’s little starter of £375 billion. Who needs wheelbarrows to carry cash around, we’ve all got plastic nowadays.

    Dave and I both agree we are utter failures.

    P.S.

    Toodle pip.

    Like

  106. 618
    The good old days says:

    Somewhat O/T, but over at capitalists@work, we learn that Cam and Co have snuck out their seedy draft Energy Bill while nobody was looking.

    How low can they go?

    Like

  107. 619
    Sally Bercow says:

    *Gulp*

    That was tasty spunk. Now I best get home to Grumpy. *innocent face*

    Like

  108. 621
    rent a creep says:

    only bbc would want to highlight the single brain cell logic of the chukedabutty on Marr this morning….the slimey little creep is just a la yvette…vile little c’unt

    Like

    • 623
      rent a creep says:

      very promptly followed by the token celeb spokesman Hugh C’unt himself…the non thinking man’s mouthpiece….. pathetic banal twat should stick to charming smile laden ladies

      Like

      • 627
        rent a creep...its a hat trick says:

        well its a triple whammy… balls up next …three c’unts in a row….bbc at it’s impartial best…makes you proud to have such an even handed national broadcaster.

        Jobs and growth plan chit chat as usual… millionaires tax cuts la di da di da

        Like

      • 628
        Be careful what you damand and rase petitions for cos' it may come back to bite you on the arse says:

        What all these “luvvies” seem unable to grasp is that statutory regulation is the slippery slope to banning a free press and for banning them the very free speech that allows them to criticise the government….once on the statute books a less liberal government(if THEY think THIS government is right wing they are totally deluded)could shut down any titles that are critical of the government and lock up these self same luvvies…it couldn’t happen ? That’s what liberasl said in Germany in the early 30’s

        Like

      • 648

        Grant should stick to acting and shagging whores, it is certainly more his forte than politics.

        Like

  109. 624
    Shami says:

    Now who’s on my side?

    Ms Chakrabarti, one of six assessors who worked on the Leveson Inquiry, said: “We were chosen as advisers because of our areas of expertise.

    “Mine is human rights law and civil liberties. In a democracy, regulation of the press and imposing standards on it must be voluntary.

    Like

    • 625
      Shami says:

      ‘uman rights and all that jazz.

      Like

      • 632
        bbc our national broadcaster with a partial pen says:

        its time marr was dumped …the show is no longer fit for purpose…merely a mouthpiece for the opposition

        Like

      • 666
        UKIPman says:

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20571526

        A key adviser to Lord Justice Leveson says his proposal for compulsory press regulation would be illegal because it would breach the Human Rights Act.
        The judge’s report recommended an independent self-regulatory body for the industry, backed up by legislation.
        But Shami Chakrabarti, of civil rights group Liberty, told the Mail on Sunday she could not support such legislation.
        She said the press was “being coerced in being held to higher standards than anyone else”.

        Watch Labour and Lib Dems ride rough-shod over human rights when it suits them.

        Blimey ‘Hacked off’ will be hacked off.

        Like

        • 667
          UKIPman says:

          Only those who are stark raving bonkers would want greedy, crooked expense fiddling MPs telling the press what they can and can not print.

          Like

    • 679
      Anonymous says:

      social good is a human right.
      but are human rights as talked about for the social good.
      we need to be objective. be an object. take the emotion out.

      Like

    • 686
      Bluto says:

      Good for her! I agree.

      Down with celebrity bullying!

      Like

  110. 631
    Fishy says:

    Uuurgh!

    I feel really sorry for Osborne. Marr has made him sit in the seat just vacated by Balls. It would have been warm and covered in slime. Uuurgh!

    Like

  111. 633
    ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

    PRESCOTT COPPED

    Prescott threatens to gag business probe into his links with China
    He has threatened an injuction against producers of Channel 4 programme
    Labour peer has visited China on several occasions since stepping down as an MP

    Like

    • 638
      slob's progress ? says:

      a labour lord shogun in the making or just prezza having hols on the cheap ?

      Like

    • 649
      m'Lard Prezza of Hull and Damnation says:

      It was only to get takeaways – spring rolls and stuff to fill up a crack here and there.

      Like

    • 660
      Hu Da Thunkit says:

      So he’s also ragingly in favour of freedom of the press then!

      Like

    • 678
      Anonymous says:

      to gag is to suffocate.
      when a punch on the face does not work.

      Like

    • 684
      Bluto says:

      Our politicians are strangely drawn to the totalitarian communist but embracing capitalism to make loads of money contradictory state of the “Peoples” Republic of China. The best of all worlds for them – absolute power, plenty of banning, taxing and criminalising, total control of the plebs but they get to keep the bespoke suits, holiday villas and multi-millionaire bank accounts.

      Like

  112. 635
    David B says:

    Who is going to organise the petition for no state control of the press?

    Like

    • 641
      which cause is it this week hugh ? says:

      it doesn’t need one there are far more people that recognise the dangers of legislation than those wanting it…. the knee jerk condemnation of cameron is ridiculously ill judged but so atypical of a celeb led bandwagon

      Like

      • 651
        Operation Crossbow says:

        The BBC as usual making a fuss over how many have signed the petition, yet forget far more people signed one to make Jeremy Clarkson PM, the BBC didn’t report that story.

        Like

    • 668
      Roscoe Rules says:

      One would expect this petition,with all the publicity from the BBC and the backing of many celebs,to be the biggest ever on any issue.
      If it isn’t,then I think the anti popular press brigade have just set themselves up for a fall.

      Like

  113. 640
  114. 654
    Abu Qatada says:

    Muslim Brotherhood “encouraging rape gangs” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2241374/Muslim-Brotherhood-paying-gangs-rape-women-beat-men-protesting-Egypt-thousands-demonstrators-pour-streets.html … Surely not? After all, Obama says he can do business with them…

    Like

  115. 659
    Mrs Dromie says:

    How does that despicable lying twisted cow remain in public life?

    Like

  116. 661
    Mad Frankie Maude says:

    Workers in unionised workplaces earn on average earn 8% more. Join a union today.

    Like

    • 672
      Ah bugger it! says:

      Must be nice to have a unionised job that lasts until the next tax year then get made redundant again.

      Like

    • 682
      Anonymous says:

      Not sure that this proves anything. The majority of union members are in the public sector, which we already know is paid more than the private sector who pay for them.

      Like

  117. 665
    CCHQ says:

    Get a Cobra meeting going, two flakes of snow have fallen.

    Like

    • 676
      Anonymous says:

      Cobras very rarely attack people unprovoked, but when disturbed, they make full use of their deadly bite.

      The king cobra is the world’s largest venomous snake, with an average length of 12 feet but known to grow up to 18.5 feet. While it preys chiefly on other snakes, the king cobra is highly aggressive, extremely fast and agile, and injects a larger amount of venom per bite (as much as 600 mg) than most snakes.

      is the world full of snakes or sharks?

      Like

  118. 670
    Grant Shapps aka Michael Green says:

    You know it makes sense to Vote Tory, Economy worst since the 1930’s, Unemployment at a 17 year High, and 12 Banks Downgraded to junk status.

    Like

  119. 673
    harriet ...'you're rushing ahead' says:

    harriet harman dancing on a pin for brillo … is ed backtracking ?…no but yes but no but … shes lost the plot

    Like

  120. 674
    Computer unsavvy says:

    Please can someone help me?
    I keep seeing on the telly that the petition in favour of adopting Leveson in its entirety has reached 100,000. Could someone tell me if there is a petition arguing to the contrary, if so I would gladly add my name and so would a great many of my friends and family.

    Like

  121. 690
    Tashy bastard. says:

    I grew it for movember

    Like

  122. 694
    mraemiller says:

    There should be a let’s NOT implement Leveson in full petition

    Like

  123. 695
    Joseph Gerbills II says:

    Regulation of the press is clearly desirable for the greater good of society. It will make things so much easier when we come to power again.

    Therefore I am totally in favour of the Leveson proposals. All National Socialist Party Members are hereby instructed to sign it.

    Like

  124. 697
    SALLY BERCOW says:

    Theres nothing i like more on a Sunday
    Than a large helping of Guido’s Column

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  125. 700
    Hannibal from Carthage says:

    I would like to know whether that Chukachapati woman or whatever her name is has received any reward financial or otherwise for her contribution
    in the Mail .

    It would have been good if Leveson had stipulated all such articles should certify what if any benefits had been paid to third parties.

    This was probably a little oversight which Cameron will now correct.

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  126. 707
    old grumpy says:

    Levenson got it right, just on definition!

    Twitter/Internet are anarchies, while Press Organisations ARE just that………. a world of difference!………… If course the Predatory Press would like us to think therwise…………

    The fact is that recalcitrant Twits are cheaply brought to book and prosecuted. The Press Organisations maintain huge legal departments to make that very expensive!

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  127. 708

    I thought people were getting prosecuted, and convicted, for things they said on Facebook and Twitter? As these are democratic institutions, in that everyone has the same opportunity to register an account (although some people register as groups in addition to doing so as individuals), doesn’t this mean that they are as regulated as it’s possible to be?

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    keredybretsa says:

    So the olde Judge wants to stop the clock. Go back to pre-internet era, steady, there are millions of heads out there who only know the internet era. It is here to stay, to grow and grow and we must be free to read what and when we want to. Also we must be free to write what we want…..the only censorship is self-censorship.

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