March 14th, 2013

Leveson Showdown Monday

Dave says no deal to Nick and Ed; they will now have to vote him down on Monday. Channelling Churchill the PM says “a free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize; it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny”. Labour will now have to wreck the Crime and Courts bill if they want to pursue statutory regulation. The trap is set…


50 Comments

  1. 1
    Residing in 96.97% white Merseyside says:

    Then why did Mr Churchill try to close the Daily Mirror during the war.

    The price of petrol etc.

  2. 2
    Red Alert says:

    It’s only the start.

    Ed Miliband wants to control as much if your life as possible. He wants to dictate what you read, he wants to control your money and take taxes to give to his union stooges and waste on Romanian immigrants.

  3. 3
    Sir Stirling Moss says:

    looks like a fucking y*d poofter

  4. 4
    Jimmy says:

    He was never going to disobey the Digger was he?

  5. 5
    Lord Pont says:

    Churchill acted very much like a socialist in the war

  6. 6
    George Osborne says:

    glad you asked, mister pleb, it’s £1.40, just two more pence for the record!

  7. 7
    Hidden Bloodlines says:

    Did he use German intelligence intercepts to know when London was going to be bombed, and hence display his courage remaining in No.10 to the Brit plebs, or when he fled to countryside Oxfordhire when he knew they were actually coming?

  8. 8
    A casual observer says:

    I know it’s unfashionable to say so but anyway: well done Dave.

  9. 9
    Gordon Brown says:

    I have a massive head

  10. 10
    Dave's Gays-are-Brilliant Tsar says:

    You have committed a hate crime. Arrest in progress. Homophobia trumps your special y*ddishness.

  11. 11
    C of I says:

    Same for Guido who earns money from his tabloids.

  12. 12
    h4dley freemann says:

    I write for the Guardian, fashion articles. Will anyone here help me in my campaign to abolish page3? Lynne Featherstone and Harriet Harman are on board and want to ban it. I just can’t stand the thought of working class men looking at naked girls, some of them even do manual labour, ewwww.

  13. 13
    Rule number 1. No Poofters says:

    How did Brian survive Australia dressed like that?

  14. 14
    What could have been without the Pies. says:

  15. 15

    Guido

    Will Tina Weaver and your ex boss Rebekah Brooks be sharing the same cell when they are convicted?

    Will you lynch bothbof them like you have just lynched the Huhnes?

  16. 16
    Will says:

    dont worry hadley the guardian is losing money and soon it hopefullt will sell it second hand car site autotrader. If it cannot then the value of autotrader will go down and you will end up unemployed.

    Ps the daily mirror is in as much shite as you and will soon go under due to its pension liabilities.

  17. 17
    anon says:

    Even cartoonist Zek, a WWII ‘Rich and Mark’ produced offerings at that time that were indecipherable. That Churchill misunderstood the petrol cartoon offering placed was unfortunate, but war requires nothing undermines its task in maintaining morale.
    Today the government has a Beeb acting as 5th column / agent provocateur that ignores or bends the truth. We suffer accordingly.

  18. 18
    Steve Miliband says:

    Huge Grant, you can take your Hacked Off camapaign and stick it up your arse.

  19. 19
    Welsh activist. says:

    + 1 the bloke has found a sliver of spine, x this by 1,000 and he could! get re-elected.

  20. 20
    Ed AND Nick support State Censorship of the press. says:

    Well done Dave. There is absolutely nowt wrong with doing the right thing. Even if you lose you can still hold your head up high.

  21. 21
    David Lammy says:

    It’s because Vogue are racist. The Obamas are A-list celebrities, they should be on the cover every month. RACIST

  22. 22
    Ah Diddums says:

    Off you go now, the play time bell has rung.

  23. 23
    Divine Brown says:

    I charge $50 for that sort of thing

  24. 24
    Mike says:

    Churchill was prepared to fight and die defending No10- read comments by Inspector Walter Thompson, his bodyguard. Churchill served as Lt Colonel in WW1 and fought on the Western Front. Churchill undertook patrols in No Man’s Land in WW1 .

  25. 25
    David Lammy says:

    There is one question that must be put to Clegg and Militwat. What behaviour and which articles would you ban that are not already i11ega1? I doubt they would dare answer.

    The Leves0n report made suggestions about articles having to be b4lanced politically with regard to ethn1cs and g3nder and things along that line etc They want all out control of the Pre55 – they control the sch001s, ac4demia, the leg41 estab1ishment, they’ve captured the upper echelons of the p01ice force and it drives the middle-class guardian reading lefty wankers mad that most people still don’t agree with them and read the 5un, daily m4il, expre55 and telegr4ph – be in no doubt they want to destr0y pre5s freed0m.

  26. 26

    I was going to say the right answer for the wrong reason. But that would not quite be correct. Without an identifiable and coherent political philosophy, there is no right or wrong – just random choice.

  27. 27
    Ex-Tory says:

    Yes, print media is read by less than 15% of the population. Whilst, 70% digest the BBC’s monolithic news output. Increasingly, print media is in the form of free newspapers, e.g. The Metro (1.5m circulation), who’s copy is mostly based on press releases from State funded organisastions,i.e. quangos, charities, universities, etc

  28. 28
    Anthony Wedgewood Benn says:

    I used to call it ‘a fundamental and irreversible shift in the balance of wealth and power’. Ed has learned from my mistakes and now calls it ‘one nation’.
    Well done the boy!

  29. 29
    Man at the back in the awful jumper - yes you sir says:

    Don’t Agent Provocateur sell sexy underwear? So my friend Frank Bough says.

  30. 30
    albacore says:

    What we all want is Diane on Page Three
    Now, wouldn’t that just be a sight to see?
    (Although the case for press regulation
    Would need no further justification)

  31. 31
    mm says:

    this government is so up its own arse it’s come back out again

  32. 32
    Hank the Cat says:

    Call me Dave’s comments are spot on, until he said”unsleeping guardian ” that did it for me.

  33. 33
    Ctesibius says:

    No

  34. 34
    Yvonne from The Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    The Press is so free all I have heard since Tuesday is poor Vicky and poor Chris !

    They committed a nasty crime in the hope that they could both benefit at public expense. I have even seen criticisms in the free Press that the Judge was prejudiced and sexist.

    Not a hint about the estimated 500,000 people who are walking around having committed the same crime .

    That would ruin a few cocktail parties I suspect should we have mass arrests .

    The way this country is being allowed to go down the tubes from the top downwards makes my blood boil.

    I suppose some bright reporter will say next that Huhne and Pryce have been imprisoned because of immigrants in our midst .

  35. 35
    Sungei Patani says:

    I would certainly hope so. In war time it is imperative that you protect your strategic assets. Churchill was essential to the British war effort and losing him would have been unthinkable.

    However, you in your small minded way, seem to be questioning Churchill’s courage. You have only got to look at his record for his service in Egypt whilst serving in the Hussars, his involvement in the Boer War and his service in the First World War to know that his courage was unquestionable.

    Crawl back under the stone you just came from.

  36. 36
    Bright Reporter says:

    see above.

  37. 37
    No such thing as society says:

    He was also responsible for Gallipoli and the lusitania intact when it came to bigging himself up he couldn’t be matched.

    Oh yeah he also dragged out the African campaign in WW2 by insisting the army was repeatedly thrown into battles it couldn’t win at that time against the commanders advice, so he kept sacking them.

    Real fucking hero when it came to killing his own people for Big Bang politics.

  38. 38
    lies,damn lies and Labour says:

    Just remind us Jimmy which former Labour PM is Godfather to one of Murdoch’s kids?
    Or perhaps you didn’t know as Blair didn’t appear in photos of the ceremony.

  39. 39
    Jimmy says:

    Of course he did. The tories as usual wanted to surrender.

  40. 40
    Jimmy says:

    Is the argument that acting as godfather is no different that giving him a right of veto over media policy? Do you really see no distinction? What a bizarre place this Toryworld is.

  41. 41
    Curly says:

    First sensible thing you have said since Christmas last year.

  42. 42
    Curly says:

    Millipede was spitting feathers in his Sky interview a while ago. Lovely jubbly. The man is a complete cretin. Long may he remain Mr Leader.

  43. 43
    Curly says:

    I hope so. Maxwell half-inched my little bro’s pension just before “falling” off a yacht somewhere in the Med.

  44. 44
    Curly says:

    Your imagery leaves us all gobsmacked and speechless!

  45. 45
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Of course they do. Mustn’t have the plebs knowing too much about their extra-Parliamentary activities (and expenses of course).

  46. 46
    Blowing Whistles says:

    And Churchill of course was not beholden (HIS ASS OWNED) to anyone because of his GAMBLING DEBTS?

  47. 47
    Blowing Whistles says:

    DIMBLEBY of QT is ‘allegedly’ [but printed in the press some weeks ago inferring it] one of those who got the missus to take his points.

    I see the mail have actually published something about the Amy Labour Plant stooge today [pg 26] …. I think the whole issue really started outing on this site and once outed the dtp had to follow rather than their usual ‘cover up’ / don’t mention it ‘cos we’re [politicals] all at it.

  48. 48
    RedEd says:

    I call it communism

  49. 49
    cosalt_victim says:

    bollocks – Murdoch has dinner with Farage after the by-election, a matter of days later cowardly Cameron does another u-turn. Check out what Cameron’s mate David Ross has been up to – a pre-pack administration shafting shareholders – con-artist!

    So now Cameron has kept tory donor and a crooked press baron happy all in a a few short weeks! twat!

  50. 50


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