January 25th, 2013

Telegraph Expenses Hack In Court on Child Porn Charges

Journalists getting nicked are ten-a-penny these days, but this story is disturbing on a whole new level. Ben Leapman, the hack at the heart of the Telegraph’s expenses scandal exposé, has been in court this week on child porn charges. Leapman, who boasted of “my four-year battle for the truth” and was writing for the paper up until he left last month, is accused of publishing obscene articles on internet forums and making indecent photographs of children. Dark…


114 Comments

  1. 1
    JH3534634623423 says:

    He doesn’t look the type or anything.

    • 6
      SP4BS says:

      He looks a bit like a grumpy and aged daniel hannan, with a Australian aborigine standing behind him.

      • 107
        Osama the Nazarene says:

        On the contrary, in a similar way to Anna Soubry being able to recognise the poor by their obesity, this guys face has kiddie fiddler written all over it.

    • 32
      Qui Bono says:

      If its true its shocking, but whenever the establishment ‘discover’ kiddie porn on the computer of someone they hate, you have to think its bloody convenient.

      • 33
        SP4BS says:

        I rekon its best to do something sexually dodgy if you’re having a go at government. Almost an insurance policy.

        Its better to get locked up for feeling up a swede than getting polonium in your tea.

      • 48
        albacore says:

        You’d better smash your hard drives to smithereens, Fawkes
        Ain’t it funny how digital memory talks
        When Big Brother massages its recollections?
        Mayhap a quill pen and ink might pass inspections

        • 69
          Not Me Guv says:

          On this page one really must not become a bore
          Fawkes should perhaps consider taking his blog offshore
          His windowlickers will now all have to post in rhymes
          Because stifled speech has become a sign if the times.

          • albacore says:

            Don’t reckon that it’s Fawkes and his windowlickers
            Who spend endless time wetting their twisted knickers
            When M P’s get outed as vagabonds and thieves
            Who’d sooner keep well hidden what Parliament weaves

    • 49
      Shooty* says:

      It’s funny because it’s true.

    • 52
      Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

      Were you at school with me?

    • 62
      Anonymous says:

      Yes! he looks like a wrong ‘un because he is a man.

    • 97
      JabbaTheCat says:

      “He doesn’t look the type or anything.”

      Lol…you obviously didn’t go to a public school…

    • 108
      Sans Culottes says:

      He looks like Garfunkel

  2. 2
    Martin says:

    Payback ?

    • 5
      Well it's a thought says:

      First thing that came to my mind.

    • 7
      Ref says:

      really would not surprise me…perhaps as a warning to the other journo’s instead of the obligatory horses head in the bed to not stick snouts in the piggy trough.

      • 75
        Anonymous says:

        Are you saying it isnt true ? or because hes a journalsit (and hypocrite, it would seem ) it shouldnt have been reported.

        • 104
          Ref says:

          not saying its not true, just saying, would not put it past our friends in high places to have stitched him up as payback.

    • 9
      1984 says:

      It’s lovely in ‘Brazil’ this time of year

    • 23
      Don't Trust 'em says:

      Or perhaps, the media is more sleazy, corrupt and perverted than even the politicians that they try to take the moral high ground on.

      I dislike the national news media even more than the Westminster politicians who court them. At least politicians get elected, to have influence and their agendas are more obvious. The news media is run by unelected w@nkers who seek to manipulate public opinion even more than the politicians do.

      • 45
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        Let’s make allowances for human failing. Many journalists are drunken bums but it doesn’t stop them from doing a very good job in exposing the depravity of the Great and Good. So with Mr. Leapman. He is in court charged with offences that I personally find reprehensible, but that doesn’t mean that his work on the MP’s expenses scam can be discounted.

        • 51
          SP4BS says:

          I remain unimpressed.
          They write stories about half arsed unimportant gits.

          “everyone knew” about J*mmy S@ville, and they did sod all about it.

    • 91
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      Got him. Boaz.

  3. 3
    dustybloke says:

    Hmm, 700 odd people put pressure on MI5 and the Met and Robert is your father’s brother!

    • 113
      Met Police Playing Celebrity Catch-Up says:

      This Robert bloke, is he famous and over seventy? Let’s arrest him.

  4. 4
    SP4BS says:

    If what you are hinting at is true, there was no need for leveson at all.

    Doesn’t it sound a bit like an assange theory?

    • 79
      T'old Fella says:

      You would think that if he was to induluge in these activities, he would also find out any of the “great and good” politicos that were doing likewise, and then say to them,
      “if I go down old lad so do you” . Maybe has some names. In any case he would have been a complete plonker to download anything remotely like that stuff to his harddrive, and then taken his computer in for repair.

  5. 8
    BBC says:

    The press should not let people like this work for them.

  6. 10
    Confederation of Landlords masquerading as MP's says:

    Consider this a warning shot

  7. 11
    Speeding down the A12 says:

    I can recommend a good silk.

  8. 15

    Let’s have a look at all 650 of those iPads, shall we?

    • 25
      Who's a good little boy then? says:

      Most of those things will never be used, as the only thing most of those MP’s have is gift of the gab, now the one’s working the MP’s strings would be a good check of taxpayers owned assets.

  9. 16
    JIMMY SA-VILE says:

    He looks really normal to me

  10. 17
    Stuart Hall says:

    How Much? and does he do terms?

  11. 18
    JIMMY SA-VILE says:

    Why is Boris Johnson in Davos ?
    free holiday ?

    • 21
      Who's a good little boy then? says:

      Because he’s part of the problem, he thinks he’s the next PM when the conservatives dump camoron that’s if they ever get a backbone, as mayor of Londonistan he’s welcome, as PM, not a cat in hell’s chance.

      • 43
        The apple never falls far from the tree says:

        He’s being groomed for the future. He has the ‘correct’ background, check out his father.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Johnson_%28writer%29

        Nominally a tory, ex World Bank, ex EU Commissar, Greenpeace activist, all boxes ticket.

        • 84
          T'old Fella says:

          In view of the subject of this blog, you could have used another word besides “groomed”

        • 110
          Sans Culottes says:

          The apple never falls far from the tree says: I beg to differ if the tree was on top of a hill the apple then the fell off, rolled down the hill where there was a jetty rolled onto a boat and sailed away

  12. 22
    Chav on benny,s says:

    I think we need a Jeremy Kyle type programme for the “Educated Elites”,
    .”Who could host it and who would be on it”?.

  13. 24
    Owen Jones says:

    GET BRITAIN OUT !!!

  14. 27
    Owen Jones says:

    What do you do if Guido Fawkes throws a grenade at you?

    Pull the pin out and throw it back

  15. 29
    127.0.0.1 says:

    ‘accused of publishing obscene articles on internet forums’ looks like we are all fucked if Abbott comes to power.

    On a serious note though it would be interesting to know who’s internet logs the police have stolen/borrowed to fit this chap up

  16. 36
    Westminster Gossip says:

    Sorry, I don’t understand the correlation between his job and what he may have been accused of. Our jobs having nothing to do with our private behaviour, he could be a brilliant journalist yet have unsavoury predalictions. Let’s treat people objectively please, big thumbs up when they do great things and thumbs down if they break the law.

  17. 37
    Stefanny says:

    What do you think of my authoritative new specsavers Eds?

  18. 38
    genghiz the kahn says:

    If he was cleared….

  19. 39
    Speedy Gonzales says:

    Court 3 at Southwark is free today.

  20. 41
    Anonymous says:

    I just have a teenie weenie worry that there might be politicians getting their own back.

  21. 42
    Operation Crossbow says:

    The Guardian will employment him.

  22. 47
    ROY CASTLE says:

    DAVE You’re are a record breaker !

    The first PM in history to take the country into a Triple dip recession

    Parp parp parpety parp

    • 56
      Guido Fawkes says:

      What was that? Oh, it was the tidal wave of stupidity unleashed by Anna Soubry comparing the deficit to household finances.

      • 92
        T'old Fella says:

        Not the real Guido Fawkes, the blessed Margaret was always comparing the household income to the contries finances and the management thereof.

    • 63
      A Pleb with no job and loads of student debt says:

      When I hear politicians talking about their place in history it frightens me and I prefer to keep my hands in my pockets thank you very much.

  23. 53
    Owen Jones says:

    Spread the word -Join the march to save Lewisham A&E, Saturday 26 Jan: http://bit.ly/VjpVDw #saveourNHS

  24. 59
    MacGuffin says:

    He touched the children deeply and in a very special way.

  25. 61
    ROY CASTLE says:

    But i would Still like to know why the fuck is Boris Johnson in Davos at our expense ?

    • 65
      Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

      Can someone please confirm that whilst working abroad on our behalf , whilst in the company of members of the opposite sex, he is always accompanied.

    • 94
      Cupid Stunt says:

      Perhaps London is going for independence

    • 96
      T'old Fella says:

      Yup, I thought the Boris was in a really demanding job as Mayor of London, and there he is in Davos, presumably on all expenses payed & mayoral pay, hob nobbing with the big money boys, he seems to spend a lot of time away from his duties .

  26. 68
    Judge Dread says:

    This is all very interesting but what exactly is happening with Huhne?

    If it is true that a Cabinet MInister has been perverting the course of justice this is a most serious matter .

    All work he has undertaken in public life will have to be independently reviewed .

    Stick the case in the Court List every day and do nothing is not really an option .

  27. 70
    rob says:

    Why would the police frame someone for the benefit of MPs? They aren’t exactly bedfellows.

    Take the aluminium foil hats off people.

    • 98
      T'old Fella says:

      There are the ordinary police and the internal secret police force (the James Bond types) who are not subject to the ordinary rules

  28. 71
    GEORGE GIDDY ONE OSBORNE says:

    We’re Doomed i tell ya ! There is no plan B

  29. 74
    filipinomonkey says:

    Still its not all doom and gloom, Ant and Dec are going to make a silent movie. A step in the right direction I’d say.

  30. 76
    GEORGE GIDDY ONE OSBORNE says:

    Fuel prices set to rise by 8p a litre
    Whoopeee ! Loads of extra revenue to give to overseas aid and our European chums

  31. 77
    Loopy Lou says:

    SeeIng the face in that photo it will not be long before the vice squad pay Mr Fawkes a visit .

  32. 81
    GEORGE GIDDY ONE OSBORNE says:

    The pound has reached a 12 month low against the Euro !
    Yarhoooooo ! , I’ll be a EU commissioner before 2015 at this rate

  33. 83
    GEORGE GIDDY ONE OSBORNE says:

    The 0.3% drop is due to a fall in output in the mining sector
    I say i thought we had got rid of those pesky miners , ah well at least we can still blame them for everything ! What !

    • 88
      S says:

      WE ARE CUTTING DEBT !!! AREN’T I A CLEVER CNUT ??

      Tell me again George, what the difference between Deficit and Debt? We didn’t do elementary finance at Oxford.

  34. 85
    GEORGE GIDDY ONE OSBORNE says:

    381 Million fewer pints drank last year a fall of over 4%
    I say how frightfully common !
    I thought everybody drank Champers and Pims

  35. 95
    Peter T. says:

    He was probably just researching an article. And ‘making indecent photographs’ is of course the curious 19th century legalese for viewing such stuff in a web browser since the police and CPS haven’t quite got to grips with computers and the internet yet.

  36. 102
    Rigg Approach Flying Squad says:

    One wonders why Norfolk Police do not check Derek Haslam of 9 Lynn Rd Southery Downham Market PE38 0HU for this sort of thing? Or ought we to ask St Winnolds Lodge (Boaz?) Now excuse me as I must fit up some innocent chaps!

  37. 114
    Mark Wouters says:

    Hello,
    R.I.P. the UK ANYWAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


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“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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