December 12th, 2012

Full Text of Brian Leveson’s Australia Speech


76 Comments

  1. 1
    Hank the Cat says:

    me,me

  2. 2
    Fred West Paving Ltd. says:

    Can you summarise. Some of us have real work to do.

  3. 3
    Best moment in today's PMQs says:

    Check out the fat Labour fuck guffawing at the end because someone yelled “go wreck a restaurant”.

  4. 4
    rocknrolla says:

    He manages one sentence before starting on with the multi-culti crap about the indigenous people. Funny how that never applies to indigenous Brits isn’t it?

    Leveson is a twat, not as bad as Steve Coogan but getting there. I know both would like to change the law to prevent me from being able to say that. Because they’re twats.

  5. 5
    rocknrolla says:

    A solid 75% of Labour MPs look and act like the thickest people in society.

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    deeeevide………n…….rule.

  7. 7
    Another Twat says:

    Leveson is just reflecting the millieu in which he lives and works. Utterly cut off from the rest of society, riddled with ideologues conducting metalinguistic games in order to get on up the greasy pole.

  8. 8
    An academic says:

    The University of Melbourne has dumbed down.

  9. 9
  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    prince charles loves king george.
    he said that behind the madness is greatness.
    .
    does that imply that the establishment is in front?

  11. 11
    Bruce says:

    Fair dinkum, mate! We love beer, sheilas and soaps down under, mate!

  12. 12
    None of the above V2 says:

    I stopped reading the post after the word Full

  13. 13
    fruitcake says:

    Wish I could get paid for 23 pages about navel-gazing.

  14. 14
    Haribo Halfwit says:

    “Although unregulated and, therefore, potentially dangerous, aspects of the internet are undeniably a force for good.”

    If it moves, regulate it.

    If it doesn’t move, kick it, so it moves, so that you can regulate it.

  15. 15
    Woman on the left says:

    It’s not by chance that Brian is a committed Socialist.

  16. 16
    Questioner says:

    Who’s the old fellow sitting to the right of Clarke?

  17. 17
    Anonymous says:

    And based in London, which isn’t part of the UK.

  18. 18
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Is Ed Miliband on commission for judge led inquiries?

  19. 19
    Billy Gates comes up trumps says:

    Hoorah for windows 8 and IE 10. I can now use Guido’s blog without losing the cursor or have problems inserting things.

    For once, Microsoft have made an improvement. Win 8 also feels faster and snappier.

  20. 20
    B1lly Gates comes up trumps says:

    Hoorah for windows 8 and IE 10. I can now use Guido’s blog without losing the cursor or have problems inserting things.

    For once, Microsoft have made an improvement. Win 8 also feels faster and snappier.

  21. 21
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    You can’t always kick a bad habit.

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    lord leveson is a privy counsellor, sworn in 2006.

    Meetings of the Privy Council are normally held once each month wherever the Sovereign may be residing at the time.

    The Cabinet is one of its committees. The privy counsellor provides private counsel to the queen.

  23. 23
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    I’m sure the world shares in your joy.

  24. 24
    JH36312345 says:

    You are using Internet Explorer.

    You have no right to complain about things not working on the web.

  25. 25
    Balls Ache says:

  26. 26
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    It’s Guido’s dad.

  27. 27
    Best moment in today's PMQs says:

    Patrick McLoughlin

  28. 28
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Diane, put the fork down.

  29. 29
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Like you Diane, Balls has a medical problem.

  30. 30
    Brian Down Under says:

    The aussies are a nation of shackle draggers, is all you need to know.

  31. 31
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    Patrick Staines McLoughlin

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    If it doesn’t move, kick it, so it moves, so that you can regulate it.

    The lizard.
    long tongue.
    move and there is swiftness
    in the reply.

    issue is provocation.
    behind this is the constraint on the ability to investigate,
    no truth without it.
    no freedom without truth.

    so truth or lie?
    freedom or constraint. what are we born for,

  33. 33
    Enemy of the State says:

    Would it be inappropriate to ask what Guido thinks of Press controls in any way, shape or form?

  34. 34
    Sir William W says:

    We should now choose a senior journalist to produce a massive report on reform of the legal system – which, God knows, does more harm to most of us than the Press ever does. The fact that he or she might be ignorant of the law might be thought a disadvantage but we have the legal precedent of Brother Brian, showing that lack of understanding of one’s subject is no impediment.

  35. 35
    Big eats says:

    It would help if she didn’t use a pitch fork.

  36. 36
    I don't nee d no doctor says:

    good sex and beer

  37. 37
    Bit.ly says:

    Finucane:

    Get Thatcher in the dock

  38. 38
    Yvette says:

    ….and, alas, he can chomp through a ball gag.

  39. 39
    Spot the similarities says:

    Nazis
    Stalin
    North Korea
    China
    Leveson and Hacked Off campaign

  40. 40
    Ennisfree says:

    This morning’s news managed tory-libdem pre prime minister’s question time fanfare: “Unemployment has fallen by 82,000.” (hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!)

    How about providing a detailed breakdown of the exact jobs that these
    figures represent-

    How many are workfare? (ie denying a jobseeker a “real” job)
    How many are agency zero hours jobs?
    How many are agency jobs for rehired (at zero hours) former min wage public servants .Now costing far more.
    How many are zero hours consultancies for rehired (formerly sacked ) public servants? Now costing far more.
    How many are agency nurses (formerly sacked)? Now costing much more.
    How many are agency teachers and lecturers (formerly sacked? Now costing much more.
    How many are still unemployed but pushed off the register by sanctions ?

    How many are full time permanent jobs?

  41. 41
    just asking says:

    Who decided to put this man in charge of an inquiry into press standards?

  42. 42
    Misterned says:

    To summarise, he recommends thinking about selecting bloggers, tweeters and casual online journalists, (anyone commenting on the internet at all), to be confined to the same laws as the print media and to be shackled to the same extent and therefore prevented from exposing anything that the corrupt mainstream media will not expose.

    He recommends international action to control what is published online.

  43. 43
    do me a favour says:

    What a shame nothing factual or intelligent ever comes out of it.

  44. 44
    Sir William Waad says:

    Hurts, don’t it?

  45. 45
    Old Holborn vs Lee Jasper says:

  46. 46
    National Bullingdon Helpline says:

    We’ve received a complaint about someone bullying the PM. Did anyone see anything?

  47. 47
    Sister Atrocious says:

    I just send mine back to the laundry.

  48. 48
    CCHQ Press Officer says:

    Guido Fawkes may push for sanctions on North Korea after rocket launch, David Cameron says.

  49. 49
    Where's gordon? says:

  50. 50
    The UN says:

    We’re very happy to oblige you there, deep packet inspection for starters and then we can use the PRC’s tried and tested system of regulation as a framework for a new globally-policed internet.

    We’ll do it all for free too : )

    Banky Moon

  51. 51
    Misterned says:

    +1

  52. 52
    ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

    How many are F/T employed but spend 95% of their time posting on here and 5% looking at po rn?

  53. 53
    VoteUkip says:

    Has Balls got Tourettes?

  54. 54
    Just wondering about your assumptions says:

    I always wonder why people have such a downer on agency work. Agencies match people with work. Some match people with the kind of work which no-one would ever be offered as a full-time gig because it is inherently a one-off, temporary thing.

    What is wrong with that? No-one is hurt. The employer gets help with his or her project and the person offered the hours gets to earn some dosh. Where is the evil being commited there?

  55. 55
    VoteUkip says:

    I think it was from someone who likes dressing up in a Nazi Uniform.

  56. 56
    ah! monika's moniker is a gonner says:

    Same as me.

  57. 57
    Fishy says:

    Yeah. It’s grate. IE10 cheques your speeling as well

  58. 58
    A Local Authority Desk Drone says:

    I think that now whites are a minority the rest of the workforce should be getting the benefit of special awareness training in meeting their needs. Let’s have a conference to discuss this. We shall consult widelly to see who wants to be on the organising committee for that and then set up a selection panel.

  59. 59
    The school gate says:

    = Emma Freud has nits

  60. 60
    Engineer says:

    If a full-time job is replaced by an agency job (or vice-versa), doesn’t the overall total of people in work stay the same?

  61. 61
  62. 62
    Just wondering about your assumptions says:

    You would have thought so, but agents are apparently inherently more evil than the guy who works at the job centre.

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Balls claimed he’s not embarrassed by wearing make-up and a Nazi uniform.
    So presumably he won’t mind us seeing it regularly?

  64. 64
    A woman says:

    Kathy Lette is even more annoying than Sally Bercow.

  65. 65
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Pot, meet kettle; Grasper, with that smarty-pants little smiley face at the end, thinks he’s being ever-so-clever, bless his pointy little head. Old Hobo at least says out loud what many people are thinking regarding the asymmetry of racial favouritism. Perhaps Grasper would rather it seethe beneath the surface.

  66. 66
    Lady Britain says:

    bit of a yawner to read but hardly contentious

  67. 67
    Lady Britain says:

    hardly

  68. 68
    ex BBC Watcher says:

    She was the one with wrinkled stockings in Last of the Summer Wine wasn’t she?

  69. 69
    Sir William Waad says:

    It wasn’t a Nazi uniform, but a German Army uniform.

  70. 70
    Responder says:

    No, rubbish left wing feminist authoress. Her wife is Geoffrey Robertson.

  71. 71
    Gordon the Fruitcake says:

    did gordon mess on the carpet or was he a good doggie ?

  72. 72
    Slartibartfast says:

    I don’t see how MSM “standard” regulation is going to stop bloggers on blogging on what they see fit to blog about. The Ruling Crooked Class don’t have the means to stop them because there are very low to zero costs in running a blog for most bloggers and that’s not going to change. Wherever you see high capital costs in running a form of media, that is where you will see control being exercised via ownership or censorship.

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    leveson wants to terminate investigative journalism

  74. 74
    *Confused face* says:

    Brian makes clear that: “The Report was published nearly a fortnight ago, on 29 November 2012, and, as I have said before, it may be that some of you are hoping that I will elaborate. If you are, I am afraid that you are going to be disappointed”.

    Then goes on to say: “One reason for doing so was provided to the Inquiry when it was asserted that “privacy is for paedo’s”.

  75. 75
    Pundit too too says:

    The latest census report fully establishes this.

  76. 76
    Pundit too too says:

    I am so fortunate that I do not know of, or wish to know of these people.


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