February 21st, 2013

McAlpine Statement: Sights Trained on Sally

Lord McAlpine says he will drop action against any tweeters with less than 500 followers. His lawyers will be focusing on one high-profile social media junkie:

“Whilst I reached a settlement last year with both the BBC and ITV, I would like to now draw this unfortunate episode, forced into my life, to a close. 

I have dropped all claims against those tweeters with less than 500 followers, in return for a very modest donation to BBC Children In Need, which funds 2,600 projects supporting disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

I have requested that my lawyers, RMPI LLP, focus on the action against Sally Bercow and that damages arising from this are donated to a charity of her choice. I am not intending to make any further comment on this matter.”

He’s not backing down…


140 Comments

  1. 1
    Rayne says:

    Neither should Sally back down. Game on!

  2. 2
    Anonymong says:

    Slap the bitch down Bob.

  3. 3
    you need to do much better than call me a little Englander says:

    excellent, hopefully McAlpine and Sally will somehow be able to blame this on the poison dwarf himself. Don’t know why she didn’t mention the more obvious and guilty candidates at the time. It’s a bit of a shame in a sense that the paedo MP’s are cross party, therefore they’ve all got something to hide.

  4. 4
    Paniagua says:

    The expected immigration surge of millions of Romanians is less likely now, as we’ve eaten all their transport.

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    McAlpine has yet to deny the accusations that were made about him in the Scallywag magazine 25 years ago!

    Yet another establishment cover up.

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Watch an learn.
    Mcalp is the one strike 3 hit wonder.
    News cycle on state tele, commercial tele and the net silenced in one hit.
    .
    BW alert. You are next. Protect yr justice org.

  7. 7
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Sooner Sally Sillycow gets sorted out the better. She is a complete pain in the rectum and is so far up herself it must hurt.

  8. 8

    Can we not send her to Romania?

  9. 9
    David Starkey, Looks Good In Khaki says:

    I think the way that Lord McAlpine has conducted himself throughout this sorry saga has been exemplary. I especially commend his fashion sense and his rather refined selection of choice khaki suits whenever he has given a TV interview. It rather demonstrates that there may be a resurgence in high-end couture, something we haven’t seen since Wolsey’s time. I certainly hope so.

  10. 10
  11. 11
    Handycock from his sickbed says:

    Hey Sally give me a bell. Boaz.

  12. 12
    Anonymong says:

    Roger Moore safari suit would look very dashing.

  13. 13
  14. 14
    SP4BS says:

    I’m with sally on this one.

    I view it as a fundamental freedom to spout shit. its what i live for.

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    So more funds will find their way via a left supporting charity into the Labour party coffers.

  16. 16
    Road_Hog says:

    A charity of her choice? WTF? It’ll go to Common Purpose then.

  17. 17
    Sally's Valley says:

    Is she still YOLOing (You only live once) with 20-something drunk Tory researchers?

  18. 18
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    I hope McAlpine wins. Sally Bercow is a scumbag chav, her brain is in neutral while her mouth is in overdrive.
    John Bercow makes a laughing stock of parliament, he should resign.

  19. 19
    Leon Brittan says:

    Funny how he never went after Scallywag when they ran the story. He’s a grade A first class Nonce of the highest order, I should know I have photos of him balls deep in an Eight year old Welsh lad. I’m round the front completing the spit roast, Cliff took the photo.

  20. 20
    fruitcake says:

    You want that in a burger?

  21. 21
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    We’ve noticed

  22. 22
    Salley says:

    Is beardy boaz a peedo? *saying nothing*

  23. 23
    David Starkey, Looks Good In Khaki says:

    Absolutely! I’m glad at least one person on this board has the same sense of refinement. Why are we kahki loves in the minority? Well, I think the reasons go back to the Middle Ages, possibly even earlier, but I hope we are now seeing a revival in fashion sophistication. It might just lift us out of this awful mess if men started wearing ties, for instance, in addition to khaki trousers. Even that silly Bagshawe girl might come back!

  24. 24
    Silent Majority says:

    Serves her right. Sally Bercow puts the anti into social media with her sneering tweets and shameless self-promotion.

  25. 25
    Penfold says:

    He should bankrupt her

  26. 26

    Merry Christmas Sally,

    You ho ho ho

  27. 27
    Silent Majority 2 says:

    *+1*

  28. 28
    Tom Tit says:

    Like protecting violent nonces do you? Old Mac is a guilty as fuck as is Lilly, Portillo, Derek Laud, and a whole lot more.
    The ruling classes get huge kicks from fucking children, fact.

  29. 29
    Not entirely off topic says:

    Police were involved in Savile cover up:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/claims-that-former-police-inspector-acted-for-jimmy-savile-8502976.html

    The Sussex police report is out as well, in which the police detail ‘Inspector 5′ who was Savile’s inside guy.

  30. 30
    SP4BS says:

    “we”

    my arse.

  31. 31
    NoTW says:

    She’ll have to go out on the game.

  32. 32
    Sally B says:

    OMG BFD ITIGBS WTF? 404! IMAFU JK! IMJS ALOTBSOL! QYB! ATAB? BAU (Soz face) :(

  33. 33
    lol says:

    Job interview: “What’s your greatest weakness?” “Honesty.”

    “I don’t think honesty is a weakness.”

    “I don’t give a fuck what you think.”

  34. 34
    Owned Jones says:

    I’m free !

  35. 35
    I wish our politics was this fun says:

  36. 36
    Paniagua says:

    She has removed her Twitter account AGAIN

    FFS that’s only about 4 times, what a stupid shallow woman she is.

    Ideal for Mr Squeaker

  37. 37
    Little Johnny B13COW says:

    I’ll put it on expenses.

  38. 38
    SP4BS says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html

    It seems that the most important story today is a cute kitten. Either thats a subtle attack on Leveson, or they’ve been hacked by thedailymash.

  39. 39
    Reality says:

    He will back off the rest and may try to make one example of her, but that is unlikely.

    This is not new news either. Apparently been on the RMPI web site for a few months. Particularly the back down on < 500. He cannot do all in one go for PR reasons.

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    What’s Romania done to deserve Sally Sillycow?

  41. 41
    Sally Bercow says:

    I had a totes amazeballs nite last nite with some really fun ladz! *cheeky face* I came home @ 5 in the am! *winks* The guyz were totes hot. *innocent face* They said I was fun 2 b with! *bent over dustbin and opened legs*

  42. 42
    LOL says:

    Comment of the day!

  43. 43
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    I would say that the Political class are mirror images of Sally.. What would you expect? They are all that far up their own arses they cant see the Wood for the Trees.. Lets spell it out.. They have allowed the Global financial system to become so corrupted it is failing. They dont have any answers as that would be an admission of failure.. Their failure, and they know that failure leads to political death, so they wont admit, and it wont get fixed.. We are fu-ked and you can kiss goodbye to your pensions your jobs etc etc.. By the time these economic terrorists are finished your pension wont buy you a packet of crisps

  44. 44
    David Icke says:

    Do not under any circumstance look at the pictures

  45. 45
    SP4BS says:

    These days, gearboxes go up to 5 or 6 without any sort of special gear.

  46. 46
    Sally *wipesmouth* says:

    YOFO

  47. 47
    Sir William Wade says:

    That’s because they are all lizard people from the plant Crraghzz.

  48. 48
    Don Estelle says:

    +1

  49. 49
    Yes, you are a tit. says:

    No Labour or Union types in your “Ruling classes” then?

  50. 50
    Very LOL says:

  51. 51
    Anonymong says:

    Khaki and puttees are the future of fashion.

  52. 52
    Lord McAlpine says:

    pwned!

  53. 53
    Sally Bercow says:

    Horned!

  54. 54
    I could eat a horse says:

    Only if it’s real meat supplied by a very dodgy supply chain.

  55. 55
    Common Purpose is evil says:

    No they sold their ‘transport’ to Findus they will be coming first class.

  56. 56
    Jimmy says:

    It’s exactly like the time Guido and Mad Nads got together to sue Gordon Brown. Obviously except for the whole “not backing down” bit.

  57. 57
    Here's hoping that handycock has nothing trivial says:

    Nothing proven yet. All of his teen passions seem to be just old enough!

  58. 58
    How are your rickets doing says:

    Did they ever go out of fashion

  59. 59
    Sally Bercow says:

  60. 60
    Lokking after owen is soooooo wearing says:

    Just because it isn’t a school week Owen it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t shine your shoes very day.

  61. 61
    Bllody keyboard keeps making mistakes says:

    I love the randomness of the modbot. Let’s all put dr1ve and dr1ver in our contributions just to dr1ve it wild!

  62. 62
    Jim Royal says:

    Ah yes Gordon Brown, the servant of the people.

    MY ARSE.

  63. 63
    Geordieboy says:

    New boyfriend for Aunt Sally “Catweasle”

  64. 64
    Point of Information says:

    Koba Davitashv!li (Georgian Dream Party: / Fat Guy) : called Sergo Rat!ani (United National Movement Party: Center-Right) a ‘snake’.

    Georgian Dream Party is currently in power in Geogia’s: Georgian Dream Coalition. That coalition comprises 6 parties, and is broadly left-liberal.

    The Party is controversial. It was set up by French citizen: Ivanishv!li, a billionaire (oligarch). He was trying to get the constitution changed to get political rights as a non citizen. Essentially this is NATO / Europe’s dog in the race.

    http://civil.ge/eng/article.php?id=24683

    When they came into power, it was a bit of a shock.

    United National Movement Party is Saakashv!li’s party which was previously in power.

    So here, Europe provoked Georgia with an insult and Georgia hit back.

  65. 65
    Sir Barrington Minge says:

    It will be really fun to McAlpine tear her a new one!
    Game on!!

  66. 66
    Jim Royal says:

    Fucking landlord has a massive ego problem if you can slag anyone but him off

  67. 67
    Teresa May says:

    Are you looking forward to Valentine’s Day Sally?

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Neither should she back down. It was not libel. Fuck off you old bastard. You distracted us from Richmond, Islington and elm guest house for a while.

  69. 69
    Sally Bercowitz says:

    Want to do some business Mister?

  70. 70
    pete says:

    Is there an obscure law left over from ancient times which allows the wife of The Speaker to make any silly comments they like about anyone?

    After learning about the ‘marital coercion’ law I wouldn’t be surprised.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    And when they arrest Leon you can all apologise for being so wilfully blind.

  72. 72
    Synic says:

    Comment No.69. Appropriate or what?

  73. 73
    Conspiracy Watch says:

    It’s been changed now, but if it was a hack I would put money on Ch!na.

  74. 74
    Peter Pedant Pants says:

    “any tweeters with less than 500 followers”

    Fewer than, surely.

  75. 75
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    No mention on the impartial BBC News of McAlpine’s action against Sally Bercow.

  76. 76
    Jackie No-Laffs says:

    And I just want to say before I go, I know some of you were offended by my jokes– the rest of you, I’ll get around to, next time!

    Fuck you very much, you’ve been a wonderful Vicky Pryce jury! Good night!

  77. 77
    Tony Blairs legacy of fuckwittery says:

    The Political class have done the same thing to our legal system. ECHR has allowed smart arsed Lawyers with vested interests to sucessfully argue our legal system up its own arse thus rendering it unfit for purpose on many levels.

  78. 78
  79. 79
    Mathmetician says:

    <500

  80. 80
    Grammer Skool says:

    Lord McAlpine says he will drop action against any tweeters with less than 500 followers.

    fewer than

  81. 81
    Mathmatician says:

    or even mathmatician

  82. 82
    Vicky Price Jury says:

    Can we ask what a jury does?

  83. 83
    barrowboy says:

    “Charity of her choice”. Umm, that is thoughtful. tax allowable. Every cloud has a silver lining.

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Will they be required to pay fewer than 50 pounds.

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    As I understand it McAlpine has not disputed the events took place just that he was not the guilty party. In which case he has known this for 25 years but not spoken up, thereby knowingly preventing any investigation into the identity of the real culprit —– why would he do that?

  86. 86
    Andy Burnham cereal killer says:

    I like the cut of your jib

  87. 87
    splooge says:

    fewer is more

  88. 88
    Phillipe Flop says:

    I found some evidence on the internet, can we use it?

  89. 89
    Uncle Guido says:

    Eyes’ll shine ‘em if yo name’s Murdoch, yessir!

  90. 90
    Saucy Sally says:

    Fancy a writ-wank?

  91. 91
    Get your facts right, fuckwit says:

    That’s bollocks. Lord McAlpine has only been to Wrexham once (and he was accompanied at all times while there). Somebody else called McAlpine worked at a Wrexham childrens’ home.

  92. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Sally should not back down. This self righteous Maggie Man should piss off back to the hole he crawled out of. Sally said nowt wrong, never accused him of anything.

  93. 93
    Four Eyed English Genius says:

    It would be much better to make sure the money goes to a charity she does not approve of.

  94. 94
    A whorse, a whorse, my speakerdom for a whorse says:

    Perhaps the lasses experiences in the Big Brother House will not be wasted. Not that much difference with being in that and Wormwood Scrubbers?

  95. 95
    Four Eyed English Genius says:

    That will make a change then. Up to now, she has said nothing right

  96. 96
    Interesting says:

    Nice choice kittens. Bit of a coincidence here:
    (lefty rant, but the message is relevant and worth noting)

  97. 97
    I don't go left or right, or backward says:

    No that’s all standard union procedures in among some of the old boys of the left-wing bent too. Mark Oaten? Need I say more.

  98. 98
    Brig. Gen. Jack D Ripper says:

    Goddam commies. They must be fluoridating the water.

  99. 99
    Arithmetician says:

    Or even mathematician.

  100. 100
    Sally Bicycle says:

    BBBJ!

  101. 101
    Prof. International Human Rights Law says:

    Whilst the speaker’s wife is technically his sole liberty, (however lol!) (& lots of love for when I see you again) xxx, her comments are not free, she has to compensate for too much liberty when she airs to all in public remarks objectively capable of injuring another’s reputation. That’s the law of the land.

  102. 102
    Get real says:

    Y but surely the damages would be negligible now that McAlpine has done such honorable things with the story, directed donations to Children in Need and cleared his name, he could even profit from it.

  103. 103
    Prof. International Human Rights Law says:

    That is not the point. Fresh meat.

  104. 104
    Blowing Whistles says:

    I am going to start researching Leon Brittan.

  105. 105
    Dear old lady says:

    Can anybody help me? I have been trying to buy a nice new cardigan in
    n*gger brown for ages now. I do get some dirty looks from the market traders
    when I ask if they have any in that colour. Maybe the colour has gone out of fashion.

  106. 106
    oliver twist says:

    Brilliant.

  107. 107
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Better take a big big look at who at the Charity Commission – is not a Common Purpose Muppet Graduate.

  108. 108
    The Plain English Campaign says:

    Fuking fuckwitted fuck of a fuck.

  109. 109
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Noted ref to BW – indeed.

    My truth is my truth – the whole truth and nothing but the truth – don’t need to worship any false gods / idols or at any alter of any cult of delusion.

  110. 110
    Sally says:

    What is Twitter? *innocent face*

  111. 111
    Sally Bigcow. says:

    I’m innocent and thick.

  112. 112
    GOM (I would though..) says:

    That’s ‘er fooked…oh, ah…mmm!

  113. 113
    Con Artists says:

    Didn’t McAlpine keep the cash he got from the beeboid and ITV.

    Its only any more cash he will pay to charity.

    Clever boy, maybe he thinks everyone’s forgotten he pocketed the first lot.

  114. 114
    hand standing panda says:

    if what somebody says is true but unknown that would also be injurious so I suppose what is said must be untrue. I didn’t see what she said, anybody know ?

  115. 115
    Anonymous says:

    Rubbish. Scallywag went bankrupt years ago and the editor is dead. Lord McAlpine has only ever been to Wrexham once and has never been to the home in question. The man who accused him has withdrawn and apologised. Lord McAlpine has accepted that apology and has not issued a writ against that individual.

    So prove it.

  116. 116
    ana says:

    leon brittan

  117. 117
    John says:

    Do you think John Bercow realises that McAlpine is going to fuck his wife this year?

  118. 118
    JabbaTheCat says:

    No doubt Bercow would be far up her, if only he could reach…

  119. 119
    Thunderbox says:

    …and hopefully the other @rse Mombiot will get it in the wallet.

  120. 120
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Well she won’t mind being taken to court then. Get the cheque book ready John.

  121. 121
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Khaki and wacky baccy might rhyme but they don’t mix.

  122. 122
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Don’t forget his legal shyster’s got a nice big fat cat fee as well.

  123. 123
    Blowing Whistles says:

    oh and I hope it all gets taxed properly – invite here to HMRC – get stuck in.

  124. 124
    The savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

    Well

    They. Have. Lot of horses. She can. Commune with .

  125. 125
    A concerned voter. says:

    Just the usual ME fund then.

  126. 126
    The British Armed Forces says:

    We thought she was already but for most of us it was feebies.

  127. 127
    Tart Watcher says:

    along with many others

  128. 128
    Mr moderator will this do says:

    magpies men were bold and brave and being beyond reproach they tempered her policies

  129. 129
    The Lads says:

    And open to all cumers??

  130. 130
    HappyUK says:

    McAlpine only dropped the small fry in favour of Sally Bercow because he’s that sort of person: he wants the big-paying high-profile stuff.

    The guy is an old-school big-time gambler, but I have a feeling he will come a cropper if he goes after Sally B. His sort always do. This is really just a last gasp of publicity to get everyone else involved to pay up out of court, before he is forced to drop the remaining actions.

    McAlpine must already realize there is a strong possibility he will lose, and at would then face being sued by the BBC and ITV for their money back plus costs.
    McAlpine will not take that risk.

  131. 131
    Moderator see Tom Tit says:

    I said Mr Thatcher had nonces in cabinet so could have her way, you stopped that why??

  132. 132
    Agent loose cannon says:

    assignment to shine through the fog of thatchers modes operantis

  133. 133
    funny whif says:

    charity of her choice?and he isn’t backing down!the brave Sir Oscar /Robert

  134. 134
    Nibs says:

    They don’t rhyme down South, assuming you are not using warky barky.

  135. 135
    NE Frontiersman says:

    Can’t wait to see her call David Icke, who McAlpine has conspicuously not mentioned, for the defence.

  136. 136
    Salsforhandytheperv says:

    Don’t forget to wear your built up shoes Handy or we will look stupid standing next to each other.

  137. 137
    B Boyd says:

    She’ll donate it to research into shortism.

  138. 138
    Man at the back in the awful jumper - yes you sir says:

    Lord McAlpine wrote a book in about 2000 in which he described ways of fending off unwanted press attention. One way he describes is to go in hard first, accuse the whistleblowers of telling lies, threaten them with lawyers, etc., etc. I can provide the exact quote on request.

    It’s interesting that his lordship is sticking to his philosophy with all guns blazing. I mean, it’s not as if the accusations are true – is it…?

  139. 139
    Skunks Arse says:

    The thing is that Bercow was commenting on stuff that had been reported in the mainstream media. Alright, McAlpine wasn’t NAMED, but all the hints as to his identity were there in the Newsnight report for all to see.

    If McAlpine wins, this will mean that nobody will be able to speculate on media reports any more, and that means Guido too. Having your blog hosted somewhere in the Caribbean isn’t a defence in a British libel trial whatever the press like to claim about bloggers being exempt from libel law; they only say that to use as a smear against bloggers when trying to play themselves up, and play bloggers down. Guido says it because he thinks it sounds hard, and fat boys who punch like my little sister like to say things that make them sound hard. Fact is that what matters in a British libel trial is where the information was read – and that means here in the UK.

    McAlpine’s action, if successful could have enormous consequences for all bloggers in the UK – and that includes for this blog too. Just because you don’t like Bercow is no reason to want a success for McAlpine. You may as well get back at your next door neighbour by setting a 50 megaton nuke off in you own sitting room. Yes, it’d get your neighbour, but it’d get you too… and make a mess of your new carpet.

  140. 140
    Loverat says:

    There is little doubt that as long as McAlpine does not have the judiciary in his pocket, he will lose. The claim will be struck out as an abuse of process. The circumstances, the demand and amount, the number of tweets/posts involved, BBC involvement and singling Sally Barcow out and the amount of compensation received already, all point to another nice libel defeat in the High Court. The ‘game ain’t worth the candle’. In other words, the costs involved are not proportionate to the vindication which will be achieved by such an exercise.

    In my opinion his solicitors do not stand a chance in hell.


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