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!

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    • 8

      Can we not send her to Romania?

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      • 16
        Road_Hog says:

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

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        • 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

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        • 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.

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        • 125
          A concerned voter. says:

          Just the usual ME fund then.

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        • 137
          B Boyd says:

          She’ll donate it to research into shortism.

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      • 20
        fruitcake says:

        You want that in a burger?

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      • 40
        Anonymous says:

        What’s Romania done to deserve Sally Sillycow?

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    • 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.

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    • 133
      funny whif says:

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

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    • 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.

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  2. 2
    Anonymong says:

    Slap the bitch down Bob.

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  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.

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  4. 4
    Paniagua says:

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

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  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.

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        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?

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      • 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.

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    • 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.

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  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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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  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.

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  8. 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.

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    • 12
      Anonymong says:

      Roger Moore safari suit would look very dashing.

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      • 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!

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    • 121
      Old Blue Eyes says:

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

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  10. 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.

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  11. 15
    Anonymous says:

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

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  12. 17
    Sally's Valley says:

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

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. 24
    Silent Majority says:

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

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  16. 25
    Penfold says:

    He should bankrupt her

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  17. 26

    Merry Christmas Sally,

    You ho ho ho

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  18. 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.

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  19. 31
    NoTW says:

    She’ll have to go out on the game.

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  20. 32
    Sally B says:

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

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  21. 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.”

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  22. 35
    I wish our politics was this fun says:

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      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.

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  23. 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

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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.

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  26. 50
    Very LOL says:

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      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!

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  27. 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.

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  28. 59
    Sally Bercow says:

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  29. 63
    Geordieboy says:

    New boyfriend for Aunt Sally “Catweasle”

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  30. 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.

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  31. 69
    Sally Bercowitz says:

    Want to do some business Mister?

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  32. 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.

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    • 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.

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      • 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.

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      • 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 ?

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  33. 71
    Anonymous says:

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

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  34. 74
    Peter Pedant Pants says:

    “any tweeters with less than 500 followers”

    Fewer than, surely.

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  35. 75
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

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

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  36. 82
    Vicky Price Jury says:

    Can we ask what a jury does?

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  37. 83
    barrowboy says:

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

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    • 107
      Blowing Whistles says:

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

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  38. 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?

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  39. 111
    Sally Bigcow. says:

    I’m innocent and thick.

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  40. 112
    GOM (I would though..) says:

    That’s ‘er fooked…oh, ah…mmm!

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  41. 117
    John says:

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

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  42. 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.

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  43. 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…?

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  44. 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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