December 2nd, 2012

Quote of the Day

Shami Chakrabarti puts the case for liberty against Leveson…

“The Prime Minister is right to be concerned about any Government-appointed body ‘supervising’ the independent regulator. That would bring about the danger of political control by the back door. It is unnecessary and must be resisted. Furthermore, the report contains a last-ditch alternative of compulsory statutory regulation, should the press be unwilling to implement his proposed scheme. Again, the Prime Minister is right to reject this unacceptable plan B, which Liberty would be unable to support.”


24 Comments

  1. 1
    I don't want to share the same air and the Edinburgh dogshite says:

    Sham!

  2. 2
    Mrs Crewe says:

    I am increasingly disturbed with the patent self-interest of spoilt celebrities demanding a censored press. We already have legislation to protect our privacy, if they want to harangue anyone they should be looking at the Police who were hand in glove with the papers and failed to investigate or ask the cps to prosecute.
    I also find it very disturbing but not surprising that the leader of the major socialist party wants to have govt controlled press.

    • 4
      eues like piss holes in the snow says:

      Ed Milibland is very disturbing, full stop.

    • 9
      David B says:

      It’s part of good press management. Alistar Campbell for press regulator!

    • 24
      Superman says:

      I agree re police and for most celebrities I am ambivalent. But Joe Bloggs in High St has no protection(and don’t mention libel laws as they are for wealthy only) A few editors in jail over the last 50 years would have seen a cleaner press without hindering investigative journalism!

  3. 3
    WTF says:

    Haven’t heard of her much since the allegations about her role in the London School of Economics taking money from the Gaddafi regime.

    Glad to see her back standing up for freedom and rights.

  4. 5
    steve smith says:

    God she pisses on my chip’s can’t stand the Twat

  5. 7
    Julian The Wonderhorse says:

    Well she won’t be invited onto Question Time again

  6. 8
    Sir henry birkin says:

    I would pork her

  7. 10
    Blowing Whistles says:

    This little shammy leather has the hide of a rhino and a very Privy Council ‘shyster’ she is too. Always squealing or pipsqueaking [e.g. QT] should that be; about; ‘uman bloody rights …

    She an ‘expert’ alright – an expert at prevarication, evasion, delay and obfuscation.

    There is no public confidence left in liberty [nice name that 'implies' so much] it don’t practice what it says on the tin.

    Take you veil or should that be vile shroud off Shammy leather.

    • 14
      I wouldnt chuck either out of bed on a cold night says:

      Shami is a hindu, so not a veil wearer.

      Baggsie first go, no sloppy seconds!

    • 22
      Lord Mantlepiece (Hartlepool) says:

      Plus she stands up for your rights too! That’s a waste in your case though.

  8. 11
  9. 13
    Sir henry birkin says:

    I would still pork her

  10. 15
    You try and teach 'em, what thanks do you get? None! exactly. Wish I hadn't bothered. says:

    Ha!

  11. 16
    Taking Liberties says:

    The clue is in the name. SHAM!

  12. 18
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  14. 20
    Samizdat says:


    I myself create it,
    edit it,
    censor it,
    publish it,
    distribute it, and …
    get imprisoned for it.”

    Is this the dawn of the UKSSR?

  15. 23
    Superman says:

    Far better to have government contols as governments can lose power than criminal media moguls(Maxwell , Black, Murdoch to name but 3).Honest reporting has no problems. Its the dishonest and criminal that MUST be sorted.


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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