December 4th, 2012

Hacked Off All In a Spin

Apparently ‘collateral victims of phone hacking’ are holding a ‘vigil’ outside Downing Street. Funny that they forgot to mention that the well-funded lobbying group got their own private meeting with all three of the party leaders last week. In the warm etc…


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  1. 1
    Selohesra says:

    There is an anti Hacked Off/Leveson e-petition on govt site now – but it is not getting the BBC coverage the other petition got

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    • 10
      I'm Hacked off with the precious hacked off lefty luvvies says:

      Fuck em.

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      • 54
        Anonymous says:

        George Osborne rocked by a £100bn budget black hole as senior Bank official declares financial crisis ‘as bad as a world war’

        Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-2242414/George-Osborne-rocked-100bn-budget-black-hole.html#ixzz2E5Boyzjq
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          Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

          If Keynes’s paradox of thrift was once hard to explain, this government has offered the textbook case so all can understand. Cutting into a slump has killed demand, paralysed investment and choked off growth, with 200,000 more long-term unemployed this year and millions underemployed at further cost to the state. The national debt has risen by £150bn with nothing to show for it, money wasted on failure. Imagine the uproar if a Labour chancellor had planned to borrow another £150bn to invest in jobs, infrastructure, training, childcare and house-building. David Cameron’s constant assertions that reckless Labour borrowing would imperil national finances sounds vacuous now.

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          • Maqboul says:

            Your premise is that the state produces wealth whereas in the real world it is the private sector which does that. What the state needs to do is cut back on government, reduce taxation and give the private sector a break. Let the golden goose recover, eh?

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          • Maqboul says:

            BTW The national debt has risen because the nation is having to borrow to pay off the interest payments on Gordon’s largesse.

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    • 13
      ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

      Why aren’t they complaining about the hacks parked outside Rolf’s house?

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    • 46
      Sandra in Accounts says:

      Thanks – signed.

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    • 52
      Reconstruct says:

      Well worth signing. For all Hacked Off’s posturing/celebrity/money/BBC support, their e-petition has attracted a miserable 5,200 signatures since it was launched on Nov 30th. The anti-Leveson petition has managed 626 since being launched, er, yesterday lunchtime.

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      • 83
        Confused Public says:

        There do appear to be about 8 e-petitions active concerned with Leveson, 3 closed, and 70 rejected. Cannot see the one with > 100k signatures anywhere ? I think that is not set up as a proper e-petition – but is just something run through an unofficial site.

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  2. 2
    Hank the Cat says:

    I thought the Hacked off campaign was about the public complaining about MPs

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  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    I am hacked off with hacked off.

    They can hack off!

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    • 14
      jamie redknapp says:

      You can hack me off any day duckie.

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    • 50
      Liza Hurly says:

      If it’s any consolation I understand that Robert Downey Jr whacked the Hugh Grant during the filming of Restoration for being a pompous prat. That was 1995 before mobile phones were in vogue. But that’s beside the point, who’d ‘ave thought it eh? Robert Downey Jr a defender of the free press ! And ‘im with ‘is lifestyle.

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    • 53
      yawnsville says:

      I’m hacked off with the pregnancy already.

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      • 57
        Bill says:

        i think devine brown should be hacked off, having to be associated with hugh grant.

        he has only starred in films where a foppish englishman is required

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  4. 4

    What? So this story is basically “Hacked Off aren’t allowed to get annoyed at treatment of press victims, because they had a meeting with No 10 last week”?

    First the ethical undies story yesterday, now this. Guido seems to be trying to corner the non-story market.

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    • 9
      Sandra in Accounts says:

      Please accept a full refund & feck off

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    • 11
      Red, red whine says:

      A cursory glance of your blog reveals that you have cornered the non-story market.

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    • 31
      Anonymous says:

      No, the story is we are all hacked off, with hacked off.Nobody is interested in H Grant, S Coogan,C Church, JK Rowling, the Mc Canns, the Dowlers, Jeffries, S Miller etc etc. The whole thing has been done to death. A lot of money has been paid to all of these people,millions in some cases. Usually “victims” pipe down and retire gracefully when they get £3,000,000 out of a newspaper but not here, unfortunately !

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      • 42
        Lord Stansted says:

        Rowling and Jeffries seem to have come out of this very much in pocket. So what are they complaining about? Have they no work to go to or crap books to write?

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        • 55
          Joss Taskin says:

          How many millions does J.K.Rowling give to the Libor party every year ?

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          • Anonymous says:

            £1,000,000 before the last election, wasnt it ? she is becoming very tedious droning on about a reporter leaving a note in her kids school bag, what sort of school does she send her kids to ! if i had her money i would be a hell of a lot more security conscious than she seems to be.She needs to move on from the cafe i think !

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      • 88
        The Establishment says:

        Take your hush money & jog on. Nothing to see here.

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      • 106
        Airey Belvoir says:

        Gerry and Kate McCann are not ‘victims’ -( a word as badly misused by the media as ‘heroes’). Little Madeleine was certainly a victim, both of a vile murderer and her own parents’ negligence. And yet, how many times do you hear her name mentioned now in this whole circus, as opposed to those of Grant, Coogan, Rowling et al?

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    • 33
      spank me! says:

      Boo hoo. I’m a victim!

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  5. 5
    keredybretsa says:

    More like whacked off!!!

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  6. 6
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Coogan, Grant et al.

    All want to “Putinify” the press out of pure malice.

    They got caught out – Hugh Grant peddling his clean boy next door image in those ghastly foppish homo erotic films with his penis in a hookers mouth on sunset & Coogan with coke & hookers.

    No problem with them doing any of that – but ffs get NDA’s in place with the hookers & if you do get caught expect your audience to be interested.

    By entering show business you accept that you are newsworthy if you fuck up.

    And using Milly Dowler to get even with Murdoch & the free press is really fecking low.

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  7. 7
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Are they going to campaign against government bills to collate emails and texts?

    NI hacking bad, state hacking good.

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  8. 8
    Dave the Rave has lost the plot says:

    I want you editors to know

    I will not support any control of your trashing of thousands of innocent lives

    As long as you support me, I will let you continue your indecent behaviour

    Thank you

    PS. To distract attention, we will now discuss Marriage for All, the high point of my term of office…

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  9. 15
    Everybody gets to see Dave says:

    When’s it my turn for a meeting with Dave. Just asking so that I can arraneg to be busy rather than having to arrange a subsequent appointment.

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  10. 16
    Sir William W says:

    An effective guard dog will have a tendency to bite the wrong person sometimes. Drawing all its teeth is a bad solution.

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  11. 17
    Where's Gordon? says:

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  12. 20
    Terrible But True says:

    Getting their Ducks in a row?

    Or is it a row about ducks?

    Over to the most trusted news monopoly in the world to omit any talk of such things.

    Cosily.

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  13. 21
    The adoring public says:

    Hey Hugh

    Tell us about the lines you did in 4 weddings?

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  14. 25
    Englishman says:

    ‘…are STANDING…’ not ‘are STOOD’. For goodness sake learn to speak English.

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    • 29
      Englishman says:

      Mind you, I assume this is a quote from the Hacked Off louts, not from Guido…

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      • 109
        Boo B Job says:

        What I want to know is the name of the pleb who opened the bloody gate to let them all in. What about security regs in Downing Street – or do they not apply to left wing effwits?

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    • 82
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      Of course, if it were up to Jeremy Clarkson, they WOULD be “stood”– up against a wall and shot, in front of their families. Remember Ceausescu, anyone? (Before Neo’s time, I suppose, but the Landlord might.) What a marvelous way to celebrate Christmas, just as they did in Bucuresti in 1989.

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    • 96
      Those "Hacked Off" Idiots Outside No. 10 says:

      To use a colloquial Americanism, maybe we shoulda stood in bed…

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      • 112
        Boo B Job says:

        “He shouldna, didna, oughtena swang like that”.

        A nice song from a great film which no doubt somebody here will be able to identify and post here.

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    Calamity Clegg says:

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  16. 27
    I AM A WOMAN OF THE COMMON PEOPLE I TELL YOU says:

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  17. 30
    Rupert Murdoch selling his newspapers says:

    Are your people being arrested like mine Desmond?

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4424428/Arrested-Sunday-Mirror-Daily-Star-reporters-are-held.html

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  18. 32
    Master Pornographer says:

    And don’t forget Guido

    Vile is our business

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  19. 35
    Spontaneous Human Combustion says:

    The victims are stood outside in the cold?

    Someone should set light to Tom Watson. He’d burn for days and he is carrying enough fat to keep a large crowd of victims very warm at this time of year.

    I’m sure the victims would also appreciate Tom acting in their interests for once, rather than continuing to use them as a pawn in Labour’s on-going fight with News International.

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    Digger Murdoch says:

    I’m a victim and rather hacked off about it all !

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  22. 58
    person on S London omnibus says:

    beer ‘n’ sarnies at no10 – plus ca change….

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  23. 60
    Loopy Lou says:

    Mr Cameron is saying that Leveson is urgent .

    This must make the economy very very urgent then .

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  24. 62
    Mitch says:

    If you spend time outside the gates of Downing Street you are courting trouble .

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  25. 65
    Gerry McCann regiostered child minder in absentia says:

    Xan I have some free money please?

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  26. 69
    Talking of the idle says:

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    • 75
      Mr Speaker says:

      Please don’t mention being rich (and idle) on here darling, it makes the plebs jealous that they do not have access to their money like we do.

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    • 76
      Selohesra says:

      Had enough of Coogan and Grant too have you?

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    • 85
      Anonymous says:

      Arent they in a grace and favour (pugin wallpapered) apartment? you would think she was in a grotty council house on benefits to hear her, God shes a pain !

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    • 90
      Barney Rouble says:

      I believe these little boxes are called ‘tweets’
      Why is it that they are complete gibberish?

      I mean, what is this woman on about?

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      Tom Watson's Brighton fun says:

      How about ‘BBC deeper in the shit’. I don’t see any further reporting about their employees who have been arrested and questioned concerning commiting acts of child abuse. So strange.

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      • 99
        Bring Back Communism and Patten Non Trust says:

        We at the BBC have no intention of mentioning the Savile affair, and definately will not give any public information on our “internal investigation” into our culpability especially if any is found.
        While we admit we are publically funded but feel nothing but contempt for the ignorant public.

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    • 110
      Chris Bluerinse Jefferies says:

      I’m still not entirely sure about myself. There’s something a bit ‘off’ about me but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe it’s my piggy eyes despite being exonerated of the murder.

      I’m thoroughly hacked off that at one point I had hair the same colour as Cookie Monster’s fur. That’s a bit ‘off’ too.

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  28. 77
    BBC headlines says:

    Breaking news: Poor victims of phone hacking gather outside No 10. Supplies of cocaine, foie gras, Bollinger and hookers said to be running low.

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  29. 89
    Keith Lemon says:

    Is there a bigger, more peurile twat than me?

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  30. 97
    God in transit to a better world says:

    I am totally hacked off with Hacked Off and wish they would hack off.

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  31. 98
    Правда Труда says:

    Labour want to control the press for their own political ends. Sinister.

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  32. 105
    Gerry McCann registered child minder says:

    “I YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE……”
    oops!
    They all do dont they ?
    Maybe those who voted for regulation need looking into

    I am available for bar/batmitzvahs and public speaking
    Free Angiogram to the first 5 Clients

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    • 111
      Chris Bluerinse Jefferies says:

      I’m still not entirely sure about myself. There’s something a bit ‘off’ about me but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe it’s my piggy eyes despite being exonerated of the murder.

      I’m thoroughly hacked off that at one point I had hair the same colour as Cookie Monster’s fur. That’s a bit ‘off’ too.

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  33. 117
    Olympussy says:

    “Victims of press abuse are currently stood outside Downing Street as editors file in to discuss #Leveson.— ”

    “Currently STOOD”, for goodness sake!
    Appalling grammar there: the correct use is “Currently STANDING”.
    Ignoramus.

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  34. 122
    Mrs Crewe says:

    We have perfectly adequate laws in place to protect the public, including spoilt self-interested celebrities. We do not need state controlled press, but who is really surprised that this is exactly what the Socialists want. When have they not tried to control are actions and thoughts? From the Nazi’s to Stalin, socialism has done everything to steal freedom.
    Why aren’t Hacked Off making noises about the Police who failed to investigate properly and pass cases to the CPS.

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  35. 123
    Polly to me to you to me says:

    Put on two cardies tomorrow Hacked Off – it is going to be even more well parky tomorrow, right brass monkies.

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