December 4th, 2012

Why is Bryant So Worried About Saddam Pants Picture?


Last night during the Leveson debate Chris Bryant brought up the issue of how did Murdoch’s New York Post and Sun newspapers obtain the famous picture of Saddam in his pants?

Clearly they paid someone a bung. Is it evidence of systemic corruption? Not really, it was opportunistic and reputedly cost about as much as Bryant gets paid for his Indy column. Is Chris Bryant, a public servant, corrupted by being in the pay of an ex-KGB media mogul? Of course not. Is the prison guard, a public servant, any more corrupted being in the pay of a different media mogul?

Perhaps he has another motivation for feeling so much sympathy for a fellow politician humiliated in his underpants? Well, Chris?


  1. 1
    Rupert my Hero says:

    Only those who call them Underpants are scared to be British, trousers are trousers & Pants are Knickers….


  2. 2
    genghiz the kahn says:

    The Sun launches a new spot the ball competition.


  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    If the state regulate the press then they win, they have already regulated us plebs free speech and free expression ( 4 months for wearing an “offensive” t-shirt), what other motive could the state have for regulating those that investigate then same politicians.

    RIP free press.


    • 7
      Free speech never has meant the right to swear loudly in the street you twat says:

      You are clearly one of those thickos who cant tell the difference between free speech and walking down a public street shouting C unt at the top of your voice.


      • 11
        Pot calling kettle says:

        You’re clearly one of those thickos who “cant” understand how to use apostrophes.

        Because they is like well hard.



        • 13
          Why pedants are wankers says:

          Yeah thats right ignore the argument and concentrate on typos. Prick.


          • Anonymous says:

            Ignoring the argument is Greedo’s job.


          • Pot calling kettle says:

            Awwwe, bless! Don’t you like me exercising my right to free speech? Does it twubble your tiny little retarded socialist bwain?


            Now back to school, fucktard. You’ve got learnin’ to do.


          • Juvenille tactic of calling anyone who highlights your stupidity a Socialist mong, watch says:

            On the contrary feel free to exercise you absolute right to open your gob show the world what a tit you are.


        • 57
          Anonymous says:

          sun tit.late?

          untrue. when we are sitting in the sun it feels tit.early.


      • 18
        Old Tory Bigot says:

        Depends. If you were walking down the street and coming towards me I might well shout C unt at the top of my voice.


      • 91
        XXXxx says:

        He maybe one of them, but he has always been polite on this blog


    • 10
      Pandora's Box says:

      The ‘Press’ (ie paper-based) is near enough dead as it is. State regulation will just accelerate the process. We’ll all switch to getting our news online, where the government have diddly-squat chance of regulating any of it.


  4. 4
    ancientpopeye says:

    We all know exactly where he’s coming from don’t we, but where’s he going?


  5. 5
    EdMiliband says:

    I back his pants in their entirity


  6. 8
    tourmaline says:

    *****Laugh***** I think that’s called shooting yourself in the foot. If he’d have had any intelligence he’d have realised that that comment would attract attention to his own smutty past.


  7. 9
    John Steed says:

    tedious homophobes


    • 14
      Potty Toynbee says:

      To shut down any debate, just shout, ‘Racist !’, ‘Homophobe !’, islamophobe !, ‘Misogynist !’

      Everyone runs away….


    • 21
      Owen Jones says:

      Homophobia is repellant. Unless it’s practiced by my progressive comrades in Hamas. As they have decreed, “Sodomy is a crime, for which both partners are punished. The punishment is death if the participants are adults, of sound mind and consenting; the method of execution is for the Shari’a judge to decide.”

      Long live Hamas, for they are progressive! Long-live multiculturalism!


      • 27
        Joss Taskin says:

        Have you considered emigrating to the Middle East where you can celebrate the rich multicultural diversity in all its splendour ?


        • 36
          Owen Jones says:

          I’ve thought about it, but I’d miss my mummy.

          And, when Labour win the next election, they’ll continue the progressive process of bringing the Middle East here, so there will be no need to go there. And we can all celebrate and bask in the rich progressive multicultural diversity of newly-homophobic Britainistan.



        • 76
          Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

          No, he’s scared he might get bummed, I mean bombed.


      • 94
        Owen bin Al-Jones says:

        The members of Hamas’ ‘cabinet’ are quite clearly worth over £1,000,000 per annum.


    • 28
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      I agree. We need more witty and entertaining homophobes around here.


    • 35
      Gays are Narcissists says:

      Not as tedious as the endless self promotion and sheer exhibitionism of the gayers.
      They can do whatever they like in private, just stop parading their disgusting habita and preferences in front of normal people.


    • 46
      Sandra in Accounts says:

      An MP touting for sex with strangers by posting pictures of themselves in slightly less than white underwear on the internet shows their character & is therefore “newsworthy”.

      Nothing to do with the sex or sexuality of whom he chooses to advertise himself to – just the fact that he advertised himself online for sex with strangers by posing in grubby pants in a picture he took himself.

      Nothing remotely homophobic about it. He would get the same treatment hear if he was into sheep, women or soft fruit.


      Now fuck off.


    • 73
      Andrew Sykes says:

      hear hear

      wankers all of them


  8. 12
    Gove aka Pob says:

    Oh well as long it’s not systematic it’s ok

    Oh and as long as its rupert

    You’re taking your fellatio of Murdoch to new heights everyday guido

    Keep it up, it’s not transparent at all

    Oh no


  9. 15
    gramma says:

    Huff Post crisp /clean string exposed buttocks or Victoria’s secrets lingerie I can stomach.
    Bryant’s greying Y fronts takes the biscuit in grossness.
    Is he Omo-phobic?


  10. 17
    Tony Eden from Eton says:

    I would rather like to know how much the bung was and to whom it was paid .

    I firmly believe that in the future this information should always be displayed alongside the story using the same size font as the Headline font


  11. 22
    kinnochio says:

    What will all the twitterati live on when the Independent and Guardian go to the wall? Perhaps they will have to live on their trust funds or their tiny tiny sareholdings in offshore firms?

    I imagine the BBC telly tax will have to go up to five grand to keep them all in the Tuscan villas to which they are entitled.

    Or perhaps all libraries, common rooms, and others with the ability to spend public money will just subscribe for a thousand copies a day?


    • 71
      tourmaline says:

      That was ‘tiny tiny tiny shareholdings’ from margarethodge.

      Talk about a gift for understatement and what irony that she’s heading up a parliamentary committee looking into companies that keep their profits offshore!! Hypocritical folks these labour people.


      • 77
        Boo B Job says:

        That was very measured of you considering the subject of your note. Are you wearing ethical knickers perchance?


  12. 23
    Fatty Pang says:

    I don’t fancy having lunch with this Bryant chappie. Are those two little molluscs I spy in his undies.


    • 32
      Bluebottle says:

      What I do not understand is why Mr Bryant is wearing Soddam Hussein’s underpants .

      I think this is very very fishy .


  13. 26
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    I do not understand why having completely missed the financial improvement targets he taxed us all to obtain for our better futures over two years ago Mr Cameron is now changing the subject .

    First of all he starts combing his hair back and then starts talking about babies .

    Not content with this he starts inviting members of the Press to Downing Street to discuss Leveson conveniently forgetting that he himself appointed Leveson to discuss matters directly with the Press which he has of course now done .

    I find it increasingly hard to place my trust in Mr Cameron and leave him alone with my money .


    • 29
      Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

      Let ME look after your money…


      • 45
        Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

        The only man I trust with my money is the one who said this in 1990:

        “In no circumstances enter the derivatives market without first agreeing it in writing with me……… at some time in the future it could bring the world’s financial system to its knees .”

        So McRuin do one and get back into that crevice in history where you belong .


    • 48
      Ed Balls (the shadow Chancellor Ed Miliband didn't want) says:

      All of your money rightfully belongs to me, and my glorious Socialist State.

      I might give a bit of it back to you, if you complete a 1,947-page application form (available in 27 languages).

      And if you do a little dance.


  14. 30
    Raving Loon says:

    My reform of the media:

    1) Abolish the licence fee
    2) Ablish “D-Notices”
    3) Ignore Leveson
    4) Impose a maximum % of government adverts that can be placed in any given newspaper (that means you Guardian!)


    • 49
      JH5524232 says:

      Amend 4 to ‘all government ads to be placed online, and also available at a dedicated terminal in job centres’.

      The governement should not be advertising in newspapers. Particularly when they have a strong political bent, and only 200’000 ‘readers’.


  15. 33
    Sally Bercow says:

    Leave Chris alone! *angry face* He’s the best *proud* He’s a hero to our party *high-5* I will go after anyone who smears my friend *defiant face* I’m totes serious bout this *serious face* Logging off now. Got work to do *bends over and spreads legs*


  16. 34
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatist umplre says:

    Lost the argument; rake up old photos.

    Guido’s revenge.


  17. 38
    Le Monde correspondent says:

    Chris Bryant campaigns against civil rights abuses in Russia

    Why does he not campaign against the pillaging of Russia by the oligarchs then?
    (estimates of more than $1.5 trillion laundered offshrore and continuing)

    Inded why does he take cash from an oligarch?

    His hypocrisy is obscene and knows no limits…


    • 44
      Mr Helpful says:

      Q: “Why does he not campaign against the pillaging of Russia by the oligarchs then?”

      A: “Polonium 210.”


      • 69
        Le Monde correspondent says:

        You do not deal with the real point

        Of course this murder was unacceptable

        But when the Oligarchs established themselves in Moscow under Yeltsin (and after)

        There were THOUSANDS of murders

        Just look at the evidence in the recent London High Court action

        And you avoid the point of the pillaging of Russia…thru theft and money laundering by London Banks (the largest money launderers in the world as we now know)

        The resources of the Russian people are being stolen by what The Economist calls the Kleptocracy…


    • 95
      Tony Blair says:

      We are all oligarchs now


  18. 39
    gramma says:

    Hope you got the Boris / Reuters discussion Guido.
    In /out referendum questioning the audience produced the answer of staying in with drastic renogotiation.


  19. 43
    Aricolza Narzole says:


  20. 58
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Didn’t he send an e mail along with his underpants photo that went something like
    ” I want to meet you and have a real hard * uck”

    Just the sort of behaviour we would expect to see from an MP. Would it be tolerated from a straight male of female MP !

    Alaways remember Medelson said, if you are going to mis-behave as an MP make sure you are gay ( David Laws note – expenses thief, now back in government)


    • 72
      Anonymous says:

      behave…..or bee.hive.

      when you misbehave you miss the beehive.
      sounds like behave at your peril.

      if our language is fecked…the Indians have a solution,,,, it is called Hinglish.
      to be more precise, if our language fucks us, we need to use Hinglish.


  21. 61

    Oh my day has been made. Just wiping off the smarm from Nicky@aaa…Campbell enjoying his iccle.quirks like saying isn’t it in a curious way. He has a million ways to pronounce Michelle. Somebody give him a slot @ 02 so he can be a bona fide miso. A good old poke # pantsies is the icing on the cake.


  22. 63
    Miriam says:

    An MP touting for sex with strangers by posting pictures of themselves in slightly less than white underwear on the internet shows their character is totally wrong to be an MP.
    The filthy twat gets 65K plus barrow loads of expenses to enable him to indulge in these sick actions.

    Its all going to hell on a hand cart.


  23. 64
    Bill Quango MP says:

    This years Westminster Christmas panto will be Aladdin.

    The tale of a poor Etonian boy ( David Cameron) and his widowed mother (Anne Widdecombe). The boy is tricked by his evil uncle Gordy into a deep dark economic depression. But he finds a magic lamp with an IMF genie that grants him three wishes.

    To allow the UK to escape the crushing poverty of Brownonian mismanagement
    Our hero wishes for
    1. Gay marriage
    2. A not too heavily regulated press
    3. A whole new system of taxation for hot to warm baked pastry products.

    When he informs his mum of his good fortune she sticks the magic lamp up his …


  24. 65
    Old Etonian Archbish says:

    I follow you blog with attention

    I am a very trendy Archbish…

    I want female bishes

    But I also think Chris should re-enter holy orders and become one of us trendies

    He has such a lovely face…


  25. 67
    Mr Smith says:

    In more ways than shown here, Labour is preparing ground for a possible hung parliament, & coalition with Lib Dems:


  26. 70
    Bill Quango MP says:

    One good thing about a royal baby is it will make Polly Toynbee sick to her joyless, hypocritical heart.
    The fury, every day from now until June, as she has to look at page after page of ever mounting hysterical royal worship and read tweet after slebby tweet congratulating the royal couple will give the sour faced crone burning acid stomach cramps.


    • 82
      Boo B Job says:

      Nothing a bucket of gripe water can’t fix. She is used to constant griping, so what’s not to like?


      • 86
        Fatty Pang says:

        I once had lunch with Polly at Claridges. She didnt half slurp her oysters washed down with a fruity Pinot grigio. She said greatest fear was being spotted enjoying the good life.


  27. 74
    Zurbledunk says:

    From the ICRC website, Geneva Convention 1929.

    Part 1, General Provisions, Article 2:

    Art. 2. Prisoners of war are in the power of the hostile Government, but not of the individuals or formation which captured them.
    They shall at all times be humanely treated and protected, particularly against acts of violence,

    from insults and from public curiosity.

    Measures of reprisal against them are forbidden.

    I think that covers it.


  28. 78
    Hank the Cat says:

    The Sun got the photo of Saddam from the same g@y dating site as Underpants Bryant


  29. 83
    filthy beast says:

    I propose that the dirty pervert’s photo be produced on Guido’s blog on a daily basis.


  30. 84
    John LittleBond says:

    Where the photo sourced from is a big issue for M as it could spell big trouble for him in the US. They apparently bunged a US soldier for this, which is taken seriously over there. That the photo clearly demonstrates a security breach (how many dictators pose for such compromising photo’s ???) has big implications irrespective of News Corporation telling the world that if you happen to be a butcher and allied with the US – you still cannot change your trousers without the intelligence services knowing.

    Those at News Corporation involved should be very afraid.


  31. 85
    Fatty Pang says:

    I tried to invite Saddam for lunch when I was EU Commissioner but the Great Leader cried off claiming he did not eat oysters which I love – slurp slurp


    • 97
      Chris Bryant's big banana says:

      Ohh it’s swingin’’s swingin’. In my my pants. My banana..swingin’ my pants. Whooa-ooohh-ohhh. In my my pants.


  32. 99
    Chris Bryant says:

    I only took Murdoch’s money because I am a money grabbing two faced hypocritical shit. There, I’ve owned up.


  33. 100
    Anonymous says:

    Oh dear,that upset Chris.


  34. 101
    Anonymous says:

    Dunno about OMO but those grundies need Daz. Bryant has to be the most unappetising creature, best way to diet is to put up a mental picture of the “man”, and it will guarantee you weight loss either through starvation or vomitting. This creature is foul.


  35. 102
    Polly to me to you to me says:

    Watch what photos you post on facelessbook Chris, is my only advice to him. Marks and Sparks y-fronts by the way Chris? TIDY! Keeps the tackle under control they do, I’ve heard. I’m a boxers man myself – likes them to able to, AHEM!, hang loose my shrapnels you know.


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