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.

  2. 2
    Martin says:

    Payback ?

  3. 3
    dustybloke says:

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

  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?

  5. 5
    Well it's a thought says:

    First thing that came to my mind.

  6. 6
    SP4BS says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. 8
    BBC says:

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

  9. 9
    1984 says:

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

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

    Consider this a warning shot

  11. 11
    Speeding down the A12 says:

    I can recommend a good silk.

  12. 12
    1984 says:

    ‘like this’ ?

  13. 13
    su says:

    Truth needs a miracle as a side kick.

  14. 14
    198 says:

    How much?

  15. 15

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

  16. 16
    JIMMY SA-VILE says:

    He looks really normal to me

  17. 17
    Stuart Hall says:

    How Much? and does he do terms?

  18. 18
    JIMMY SA-VILE says:

    Why is Boris Johnson in Davos ?
    free holiday ?

  19. 19
    BBC says:

    Yes innocents being fitted up, they should employ proper nonces

  20. 20
    'Arrys Dog says:

    Woof *wags tail*

  21. 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.

  22. 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”?.

  23. 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.

  24. 24
    Owen Jones says:

    GET BRITAIN OUT !!!

  25. 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.

  26. 26
    Call me Dave mincing into 2013 says:

    me me me *claps hands excitedly*

  27. 27
    Owen Jones says:

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

    Pull the pin out and throw it back

  28. 28
    Angry Bird says:

    We are legion

  29. 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

  30. 30
    Who's a good little boy then? says:

    No school Owen, have you had a few snowflakes outside the window again?.

  31. 31
    Localhost says:

    +1

  32. 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. 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.

  34. 34
    Synic says:

    No. Pull the pin out, but then shove it up your arse, you annoying little gay.

  35. 35
    Who's a good little boy then? says:

    I’ll just print these logs , now what ip did you say you wanted on them , comma, semicolon or tab, otherwise I will have to modify my script.

  36. 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.

  37. 37
    Stefanny says:

    What do you think of my authoritative new specsavers Eds?

  38. 38
    genghiz the kahn says:

    If he was cleared….

  39. 39
    Speedy Gonzales says:

    Court 3 at Southwark is free today.

  40. 40
    Len Fairclough says:

    Don’t talk about “thumbs up” please.

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

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

  42. 42
    Operation Crossbow says:

    The Guardian will employment him.

  43. 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.

  44. 44
    Casual Observer says:

    Noose?

  45. 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.

  46. 46
    Owen says:

    It’s O.K. Mummy’s rubbed goose fat all over me.

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 49
    Shooty* says:

    It’s funny because it’s true.

  50. 50
    ROY CASTLE says:

    Harry Enfield as Tim nice but Dim

  51. 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.

  52. 52
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    Were you at school with me?

  53. 53
    Owen Jones says:

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

  54. 54
    ROY CASTLE says:

  55. 55
    Plato says:

    Make an example of him.
    He exposed second home allowances for MP’s

  56. 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.

  57. 57
    Stephanie Flanders says:

    Well fuck me. Somebody noticed.

  58. 58

    …his name will still have been besmirched.

    So that’s OK then.

  59. 59
    MacGuffin says:

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

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    Now what makes you say such an awful thing as that?

  61. 61
    ROY CASTLE says:

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

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

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

  63. 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.

  64. 64
    FU EU says:

    There you go with that chav talk again, you naughty boy, you know it’s called Graisse d’Oie.

  65. 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.

  66. 66
    Probably not so anonymous to certain bodies says:

    This place is getting more like (what we were told) Eastern Europe everyday.

  67. 67
    AC1 says:

    No!!! Chosen Ones never kiddie fiddle!

  68. 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 .

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 71
    GEORGE GIDDY ONE OSBORNE says:

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

  72. 72
    T'old Fella says:

    SP4BS should n’t that be “self-important”

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    Im amazed, after the expenses scandal, that somebody didnt get on to this sooner !

  74. 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.

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

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

  76. 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

  77. 77
    Loopy Lou says:

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

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Do you mean he can be a peadophile because he exposed MPs, and he can do what he likes ?

  79. 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.

  80. 80
    as the Actress said to the Bishop says:

    Frack Off !

  81. 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

  82. 82
    T'old Fella says:

    Loads a’money

  83. 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 !

  84. 84
    T'old Fella says:

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

  85. 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

  86. 86
    Westminster Gossip says:

    Hi Len,

    I thought you died in a building site accident in Coronation Street. It’s good to see you are alive and kicking, are you still going regularly to the swimming baths?

  87. 87
    Silvio says:

    Because he’s one of us. Not a one of the gays that infest Westminster.

  88. 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.

  89. 89
    Dave the Lying Moron says:

    Sorry George, I can’t even work this keyboard thingy properly

  90. 90
    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

  91. 91
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Got him. Boaz.

  92. 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.

  93. 93
    Tom "Big Boy" Watson says:

    Fuck you? Not even with Eds

  94. 94
    Cupid Stunt says:

    Perhaps London is going for independence

  95. 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.

  96. 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 .

  97. 97
    JabbaTheCat says:

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

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

  98. 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

  99. 99
    T'old Fella says:

    You are the navigator Giddy (or should I say SubLt Phillips).
    “Every body down”

  100. 100
    T'old Fella says:

    Oooooooh! Do you know something about Mr Fawkes

  101. 101
    T'old Fella says:

    If that is true, we are all in it together

  102. 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!

  103. 103
    Tracy Barlow says:

    Bastard

  104. 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.

  105. 105
    Keitho says:

    A white man , born in the middle of the last century. It’s a pogrom.

  106. 106
    Jersey Boys says:

    do not search on youtube for:
    michael shrimpton exposes ted heath

    it’s all lies.
    pure fantasy from a man with a book to sell.

  107. 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.

  108. 108
    Sans Culottes says:

    He looks like Garfunkel

  109. 109
    The Two Eds says:

    We are pretty desperate. How about a spi t-roas t? We’ll toss for ends

  110. 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

  111. 111
    Sungei Patani says:

    I didn’t know; although I could never stand the guy – he always seemed so juvenile.

  112. 112
    CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

    Hello Tat.

    How’s your mum?

  113. 113
    Met Police Playing Celebrity Catch-Up says:

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

  114. 114
    Mark Wouters says:

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


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