December 3rd, 2012

Labour Using Milly Dowler to Harvest Election Data

Tom Watson used the Labour Party mailing list to send out a characteristically dramatic email over the weekend, calling for the government to “implement the core recommendations” of the Leveson report:

“We will bring to bear every resource, call in every promise, rattle every skeleton in every cupboard. This is a step too far by Cameron. The whole country knows he doesn’t have the moral legitimacy to do it. We’re going to do everything we can to make sure we implement the core recommendations of the Leveson report. Cameron wants to sell-out to Rupert Murdoch and powerful press interests because he is scared, and he is weak. But that is why he cannot succeed – because he is weak. And he is wrong.”

Despite the celebrity astroturf group calling for full implementation, Watson is using Labour Party resources to direct people to the Hacked Off petition, where you can sign up as many times as you like, with as many fake names and watch the supporter count grow. Guido signed as Divine Brown.

Team Miliband have rowed back slightly from their hook, line and sinker swallowing of Leveson last week. Apparently there are some data protection worries to deal with. Talking of data, Labour HQ are using Leveson as an opportunity to cynically harvest voter data for the next election. A section of the party website features Maddie McCann and Milly Dowler, asking people to pledge their support. Except the small print reveals the postcode and email data will be used for Labour MPs to contact you. Stay classy…


127 Comments

  1. 1
    Farter Ted says:

    Labour = Filth

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    • 2
      shouting says:

      YOOOOUUU FAT BASTAAAAARD

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        Quiet Bat Person says:

        It is odd that there is a glaring flaw in the Leveson Inquiry, that no-one seems to have mentioned.

        The Leveson Inquiry was apparently set up determine what further press regulation is required, if any.

        To this end, we have heard from a range of people who are aggrieved due to press intrusion, and people, particularly journalists, discussing and defending press freedom.

        We have heard no evidence from ordinary people, consumers of the press. They were not invited to give evidence of how press freedom and investigation have enhanced their knowledge of current affairs, enlightened them and informed them, and enabled them to hold those in power to account, on occasion at least.

        We live in a nation where the rich and powerful can resort to injunctions and threaten libel action. The Official Secrets Act makes it technically illegal for an ordinary public servant to reveal even trivial matters about their work. Government notices can ban publication about matters of public concern on the feeble claim that publication is against the national interest. Lobby press are effectively silenced as they know that rocking the boat will mean they will not get fed titbits of news in the future.

        Yet, the question of whether MORE press freedom is desirable never seems to have been considered. Or allowed to be considered.

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    • 35
      spanows says:

      If you do not wish to be contacted, please write to the Communications Unit at The Labour Party, Labour Central, Kings Manor, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6PA

      Classy, can’t even opt out online…

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    • 36
      A Pleb says:

      Yep I’ve signed the petition,I’m now Gordon McMental.

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      • 66
        V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

        I’m going to sign it as Tom Waston, the underage rentboy’s friend.

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        • 90
          Annie Seed-Balls says:

          I signed as Annie Seed-Balls

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          • Brian says:

            Can we start a petition to demand statutory control of petition signing as these false names are getting out of hand and some real people might be upset by it. It must be stopped.

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    • 38
      Scumbags@Us says:

      Watson=Scumbag
      Labour=Scumbags

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    • 41
      What a plonker. says:

      This is a new low even for Watson ,What a scumbag.

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      • 89
        Twatson your West Bromwich hypocrite says:

        You will notice I only said implement the “core” recommendations.
        This will leave our great leader Millibandwagon more room to manoevre.
        The story about our selection entourage in Rotherham is not true and we are consulting our union lawyers against Private Eye.

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    • 56
      Living in 99% white North Wales says:

      You spent time typing that?

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  2. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    These people also support Leveson style regulation > https://yfrog.com/9ejrroj:iphone

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    • 30
      Dibble says:

      They are also serious Tories

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      • 94
        Dick Droxford says:

        Hey Dibble, why bother to form judgements based on knowledge and experience. Let’s just go with crass and offensive generalization.

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      • 105
        Bluto says:

        Ha ha! What a dork. You clearly have no idea of the political ideologies espoused (but not practiced) by Mugabe, Kim and Castro.

        Only a double-dealing, word-twisting, newspeak, dyed-in-the-wool 1984 Labour fascist could call them Tories. What filthy scum you people are.

        What a dork – etc.

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  3. 4
    God's Holy Trousers says:

    Layber aka the sewer party.

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  4. 5
    Bluto says:

    Every time and in every way Labour articulate the arrogant and totally bogus presumption that they represent the whole “public”.

    “The Labour party is nothing less than the political wing of the British people as a whole”

    Or so they would like it to be. A one party state for one nation, one party and one leader in the fine tradition of the NSDAP, Mao and many other tyrants.

    Resist them. Resist their tyranny.

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    • 10
      runt says:

      I heard that little fucked-up nosed runt presuming to speak on behalf of ‘the Brit’sh people’ during PMQs last week.
      He doesnt speak a word on my behalf. Should I start a petition?

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    • 17
      Red Egg Millitit..... says:

      They certainly do not represent the Working Class, they use the Working Class.

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    • 75
      Labour voting Hoon says:

      ‘Popular’ opinion is good unless it’s about something we don’t agree with,in which case it becomes ‘populist’ and should be ignored

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  5. 6
    Abu Qatada says:

    My new ‘Find Osama bin Laden’ Advent Calendar is awesome. Instead of just opening the doors, you have to kick them down and shoot whatever is behind them in the head.

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  6. 7
    EdMiliband says:

    We need a judge led enquiry which I will fully support for political gain, apart from the bits I don’t like obvs

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    • 58
      David Cameron says:

      That’s right Ed. In fact I ordered one and then completely ignored it.

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      • 119
        Anonymous says:

        I dont think reading it and discussing it are ignoring it. Im amazed by the hysteria from JK, Hugh, etc. For allegedly intelligent people they are behaving like kids who cant get their own way.

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  7. 8
    Steve Miliband says:

    We need tighter babysitting laws

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  8. 9
    Hank the Cat says:

    I suppose after this email from fatty watson goes tits up he will go into hiding again

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  9. 11
    RCE says:

    ‘Hacked Off’?

    Nonce Sense.

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    • 19
      Quiet Bat Person says:

      Dear Steve Coogan.

      I do enjoy your “Alan Partridge” shows, they really do make me chuckle, as do may of your alter-egos.

      However, your latest character “odious whining wanker at Leveson inquiry with a huge chip on his shoulder and an inflated idea of his own importance” isn’t that good. For a start, he is too ridiculous to be remotely plausible as a real person.

      I know that you were mocking the self-obsessed luvvie Hunts who think that their fame makes what they say more insightful and important, but you were laying it on far too thick to be credible, even as satire.

      So take a break, work on your flagging career instead, and STFU.

      Best Wishes

      QBP

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      • 60
        Under The Carpet says:

        Better still, Mr Coogan, fuck off and never come back. Alan Partridge was reasonably amusing, but far from being essential viewing. Since then, you have done nothing even remotely as good as Partridge. It’s time you got yourself a real job, but do you have the talent and work ethic to do something useful for the economy?

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  10. 12
    Labour e-marketing department says:

    Lots of these emails seem to be bouncing back?

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  11. 13
    Don't sign THAT petition says:

    Which all rather proves my earlier post on the previous thread…just DON’T sign this petition…you are being manipulated…it’s NOT about statutory press regulation it’s about trying to split the Coalition for political ends….so much for Cross Party Agreement…THAT lasted all of about 20 minutes……..before Labour started to use Leveson Report to play party politics….people should remember the 13 years they were in power…nothing changes ..just the front men

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  12. 14
    Hank the Cat says:

    In this country we have a remarkable ability to choose the most unsatifactory and least qualified people to stand for parliment and then vote them in, just look down the years and see the standard of the MPs voted in.

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  13. 16
    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    Morning fellow window lickers. If I just mention the word Labour will it cause you all to froth at the mouth and post even more incoherently than usual?

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    • 28
      Bluto says:

      In good socialist fashion you should be asking what makes the window lickers lick the windows and post incoherently when Labour is mentioned. Might it just be the terrible, traumatic memories of their tyranny from 1997-2010 that invokes such a reaction? Their disregard for democracy, their love of smear and innuendo, their arrogant belief that everything is always about Labour, the slimeballs in their party, the fact that despite many horrible crimes against the British public they pretend to represent they have never been held to account. The fact that they constantly lie, deceive and mislead. The fact that everything is about gaining power and party politics and never what is in the best interests of the people. And above all else that despite all this filthy subterfuge they crow with moral hubris from the top of the dungheap.

      PS I’m not licking windows and that was not incoherent. Just very very bloody angry.

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  14. 20
    What's In A Name says:

    “Guido signed as Divine Brown.”

    I have never heard of Gordon called as such!

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  15. 21
    Antipo-dean says:

    Worth noting that the equivalent petition on e-gov has managed, um, less than 5,000 votes…

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    • 23
      Red Egg Millitit..... says:

      I thought they had 100,000 ? Or is the Beeb Office of Misinformation just spewing bollocks again?

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    • 29
      Vote Early; Vote Often...Labour needs your support says:

      They check the address and that person is registered on voters roll that’s why…you can also only vote once…you also have to have valid e mail address as they send link to enable vote to be registered..

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  16. 24
    InOutplease says:

    Labour is lower than a rattlesnake’s belly with Watson at the helm along with other upstanding figures like Ian Austin..

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  17. 26
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Good old Schnorbitz, still dancing on Dowler’s grave, the sick little nark – only with Watson’s hand even more firmly up his arse now.

    Leveson’s tome is only good for kindling. Oh, and Cameron can set fire to superinjunctions while he’s at it.

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    Hear ! Hear ! says:

    The week that Osbrown economics failed – and will be seen to have failed http://www.talkcarswell.com/home/the-week-that-osbrown-economics-failed/2542

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  20. 34

    The wheels are off this fucker – either Miliband is in favour of full implementation, or he is not – and he simply cannot be by now. As I said on Friday, by Monday many high profile “let’s implement in full” retards would be rowing back, and so they are. By this Friday, we’ll just have the BBC and the odious McCanns left I imagine.

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    • 120
      Anonymous says:

      Probably the dull K Rowling as well, she doesnt seem to have the sense she was born with.That the 12th richest woman in the country would send her kids to a school with such lax security that reporters could allegedly stalk the kids and put notes in to their schoolbags beggars belief. Its a good job they werent kidnappers.

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  21. 39
    The Vatican says:

    Right wing political blogger,Guido Fawkes has applied for permission to appeal against a decision to block the removal of Jordanian terror suspect Abu Qatada.

    Papers have been lodged with the civil appeals office at the Court of Appeal ahead of a deadline later.

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  22. 40
    bunterwatch says:

    quelle suprise…the man is a complete and utter tosser who couldn’t rattle a collecting can let alone a skeleton…. one of the most unpleasant faces of the labour party and a grade one embarrassment even to his own colleagues

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  23. 43
    Officer Dibble says:

    Where is the petition I can sign to say I don’t want Leveson’s core recommendations implemented?

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    • 54
      Anonymous says:

      It would be stupid to create one since it would not achieve any publicity via the BBC and the other left wing cronies. A lower number of signatures would then be used as further evidence by the enemies of freedom.

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  24. 44
    B345t of the M6 says:

    I know that most of the folk who live in that part of the country that the pleb part of the M6 was built to bypass are pretty thick( And a second private Rd needed to get away from it at even greater speed) but just how did this oaf get elected?

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    • 97
      Big foot says:

      He was wearing his Old Holborn clown outfit – and of course remembered to affix the red rosette.

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  25. 46
    Pull my finger says:

    it was him ☞

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  26. 47
    Fiscal Cliff says:

    ♫ Come on pretty baby, let’s move it and groove it
    Well a shake-a Baby shake, Oh! Honey please don’t lose it.

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  27. 48
    Tom Watson's Brighton fun says:

    STOP using a dead girl to political advantage Watson you evil fuck. The person who killed Milly is in prison. It wasn’t the Conservatives who did it.

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    • 121
      Anonymous says:

      It wasnt reporters either ! its debatable what happened to the texts as well, probably deleted by the phone company. the whole thing has been exploited disgracefully. I despair of Labour.

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  28. 50
    Terrible But True says:

    “where you can sign up as many times as you like, with as many fake names and watch the supporter count grow”

    Butttt………..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20576354

    “Campaign group Hacked Off, which represents people who have been victims of press intrusion, is running a petition for Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations to be implemented in full. It has attracted more than 100,000 signatures since Friday.”

    The BBC does not suggest such a thing is possible.

    Mind you, they say OFCOM means a Newsnight/McAlpine couldn’t, and thus did not happen.

    Eh, Ed, Ed & Ed?

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  29. 52
    Meanwhile says:

    Don’t forget:
    Peadoes in the B B C – 28 and counting ?
    Thacker – has she been fired yet ?
    Hune – When’s the trial ?
    Pillforers in H O C – McShame prosecuted ?
    Sally Bigcow !!! The Lords revenge ?

    And now TWatson the twat. Who will rid us of this troublesome twat.

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    • 80
      Rotherham SS (Social Services) says:

      Our department would like to confirm that Frau Thacker remains our glorious leader outside authority.

      We welcome all to join us in our continued effort to impress on the community our learned leaders teaching that grooming is virtuous, and child protection a vice.

      Dissent or less radical political views shall constitute community infraction requiring state protection.

      Think global, act local.

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    • 84
      BBC news editor says:

      We are pleased to announce today our top headlines will be an anti-Israel story, an anti-News International story and a few anti-Tory stories. Nothing to see here regarding our 28 employees under investigation for being nonces, or unemployment going down or immigration going down and the UK emerging out of recession. That is all. Another £150 please. Thank you.

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  30. 53
    Steve Miliband says:

    The BBC should charge celebs to be on their TV and Radio shows – all they do is promote their latest shit film/book/record/tv programme.

    I’ve got stuff to sell, can I appear on The Graham Norton Show tell a few scripted gags, sell my stuff and get paid for appearing?

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  31. 55
    Richard Harrison, the "Pawn Star," says:

    Tom Watson is a Pawn Stars fan, I see. He’s got MY look, and Chumlee’s brains.
    http://www.aetv.com.au/.imaging/stk/ae/sixteenByNine938x527/dms/ae/shows/pawn-stars/pawnstars-richardoldmanharrison/document/pawnstars-richardoldmanharrison.jpg

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  32. 59
    its bleak in sunderland says:

    This latest news shows how deeply immoral Labour has become,to use the emotive Dowler case to promote the legislation of the press is an indication of the lack of understanding and contempt they have for free speech.They will not be happy until we are forced to read the Morning Star in the mornings followed by indoctrination seminars in the afternoon on the benefits of multi culturism and political correctness.

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    • 69
      Bill says:

      thier is nothing more shameful than a politician on a bandwagon. Make it easier for people to sue the press for thier wrongdoings.

      The people who want this law most probably are in favour of superinjunctions. If Jimmy Saville were alive today, he would no doubt have applied for a supreinjunction to protect his reputation

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  33. 63
    Steve says:

    Yep, signed up as Mickie Mouse with a fake Hotmail and up went the tally.

    Milidoink and Tommy Tubbie have made twats of themselves again.

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  34. 65
    Jake says:

    State control of the media ? – I bet the labour party are wetting themselves in excitement at the thought.

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  35. 67
    A load of Labour Bo**ocks says:

    Just signed as Twat son with an old email address

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  36. 68
    Roscoe Rules says:

    The higher Watson climbs up the tree the more of his arse you will see.
    And so it has come to pass,that like we all on this blog have been saying for months,the whole phone hacking scandal and Milly Dowler were just tools to be used for party political ends.

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  37. 73
    Phantom says:

    Sailing very close to the wind here with the Data Protection Act I think. Which would be ironic considering the subject manner and the right to privacy.

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  38. 74
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    I see knobhead Osborne’s going to put £77m into HMRC to get tough with the tax dodgers.
    He shouldn’t have cut them in the first place.

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    • 101
      2112 says:

      So, according to your logic, the law-abiding part of the population should have to pay more tax to compensate for those that don’t?

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  39. 76
    George Osborne's Autumn Statement says:

    Dear CallMe

    I resign with immediate effect.

    Your old Bullingdon chum,

    Gideon

    PS – sorry I was hopelessly wrong and that nothing has worked

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  40. 77
    Divine Brown says:

    Don’t drag my name into it.
    I am an innocent victim in all this.

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  41. 78
    Roscoe Rules says:

    I think the press were very sympathetic to the selfish Mcanns,
    If they had really done a number on them the Mcanns would have had to be ferried around in a blacked out prison van with rocks being thrown at it.
    Talking of Rocks that’s where Gerry should have stayed hidden if he had any decency.

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    • 122
      Anonymous says:

      I dont understand how you can court publicity like the Mc Canns did, and then claim to suffer from press intrusion. He looks such a tool standing next to that jeffries chap.

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  42. 79
    restore the monasteries says:

    I find it hard to believe that,we British, who fought wars, in the name of “freedom”, have embedded members of society,of English and British descent, who want to erode these “hard won” freedoms.
    They really are an insult and disgrace to this Ancient Land,and, have been fired up by 13years of mis rule by the labour party.
    What they cannot stand, in our democracy, is the fact that labour is not in office,and i, for one,pray that they never hold office again.
    The more i see of these ,spiteful,insidious labour supporters,and the people from, Hacked Off,the more i consider them treasonable and against our ,once Great Britain.They think its a game,its not.You are playing with fire.

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    • 85
      Right-Wing Intelligentsia says:

      They know not what they argue for, only why.

      It further confirms the socialism is a serious mental health illness thesis. The trap of course is that full regulation of all the media with a politic which is opposed to your views is by definition oppressive.

      However, the campaigners involved here may be thinking of the future, and the next job of course will be to campaign for press freedom again. Such are the historical wheels of hypocrisy.

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    • 113
      Eeyore says:

      Dead right. On Woman’s Hour today the presenter almost had to rinse her mouth out after admitting that M Thatcher was the first woman PM.

      (If only it had been Barbara Castle, or Shirley Williams, darling!)

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  43. 81
    Mandy from Glencore says:

    Do you know where your kids are? Watson could be helping them with their Maths homework….let me show you how 48 goes into 9…

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  44. 82
    Penfold says:

    Shouldn’t his be reported as false front advertising/marketing scam?

    Surely Labour cannot be allowed to harvest e-mail addesses in such a default fashion, it’s immoral as well as being unethical.

    Whoops sorry, Labour; Political Party ~~ Ethics; Morality.

    Yes, the two do not conjoin, it is oxymoronic.

    Sorry.

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  45. 86
    Gerry McCann registered child minder says:

    May I just state how much I support Mr Watson on this issue ?

    I use a system of pulleys and reinforced rope, it also helps that I am a Cardiologist, ready willing able to help out when he has a stroke.

    My wife and I are just about to open a day care centre for the under fives

    Free Sangria to the first 50 subscribers

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  46. 88
    Taxfodder says:

    I like old Tom,

    Y’know every time I see his fat old funny pudgy face leering from the telly he reminds me more and more of Jimmy Devine, Tom admittedly has the edge on wit charm and intelligence in much the same way as a pile of poo has over a slick of dried sick.

    Neverthe less I like him tho he sets the example for all aspiring politicians and highlights being a bit dodgy should not stand in yer way as long as you have animal cunning on yer side….there is hope for us all yet methinks.

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    • 109
      Ronald Soles-Tayo says:

      Nice to see such a good piece of mature, well-thought-out, intellectual, constructive criticism.

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  47. 99
    Sunny Jim says:

    Scummy opportunist twatferrets – that’s Liebore for you

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  48. 107
    Anonymous says:

    Just checked out the petition and you’re right, you can can sign it over and over again. What a farce. Has anyone in the media picked up on this con?

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  49. 108
    Ronald Soles-Tayo says:

    It’s a shame that supposedly mature adults have to sabotage a perfectly reasonable on-line petition, which is calling for something that the public is demanding, and which the PM is backsliding on. Even Downing Street petitions are not proof from idiots using silly names, so what is the point of doing this?

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    • 110
      Donald Duck [signatory no. 130,005] says:

      No, it’s not calling for something “the public” are demanding, it’s a mutual interest coalition of luvvies with victim-complexes and opportunist egospasming metrolefties doing the noisy demanding.

      Both groups fear and despise anything they cannot control. That’s why they like to tell us what we think.

      So, yep, their petition’s toast. Too bad they’re so stupid and vain as to let their latest BooThatcha! wheeze blow up in their jiz-drenched faces.

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    • 112
      Eeyore says:

      You’re wrong.

      Downing St petitions won’t register your vote until you’ve confirmed it via an email they send you. Thus those petitions are a great deal more reliable than this pathetic attempt by abject amateurs.

      It deserves to be sabotaged, as does the entire Leveson enterprise. As anyone with a grain of grey matter knows, hacking was and is illegal. The real question is why Plod did not prosecute years ago with maximum zeal – or even any zeal at all. If you want a scandal, there’s one for you. How about a petition for that?

      I have no materrial interest in newspapers, and I think they are often run by stinkers, but a press that the govt fears, rather than controls, is the one for me.

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  50. 111
    Eeyore says:

    I’ve just signed the petition as Mickey Mouse the 23rd, giving the email address m.mouse@hotmail.com.

    To my amazement, it swallowed it whole.

    No credence to be placed on the result, then.

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  51. 114
    fitzfitz says:

    … DEVINE’S LAW : if it is rammed through wee Hughie Grant will have a suitable memorial in its name …

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  52. 115
    Tom Watson's Brighton fun says:

    I just signed it as Mickey Mouse too. I suggest everyone else signs it as Mickey Mouse to highlight what an utter farcical load of rigged shambolic Mickey Mouse bollocks it all is. Then we can ask to see the names to prove Hacked Off misled us when they said they vet every petition entry.

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  53. 117

    For gods sake these creatures will stop at o to gerrymander. They used to bleat @ being disadvantaged for media coverage. Well they’ve got that sewn up. The drip-feed vale of tears rubbish ‘wicked Tory’ mantra via radio 5 live & BBC in general is risible.

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  54. 126
    Night watch man. says:

    I am locking the gates now, please do not try to leave your coffins until the dawn as you may upset the general public. You have had a good night raving and salivating so please sleep now in a glow of right wing superiority,sweet dreams.

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  55. 127
    Tory says:

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