March 18th, 2013

Read: The Royal Charter is Published


  1. 1
    Red Ed Miliband says:



  2. 2
    Labour is off it's head says:

    This can’t be right! Whinger ‘dirty underpants’ Bryant said it hadn’t be released yet!

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    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:


  4. 4
    Moussa Koussa Mark 7 says:

    Seeing that awful wa*nk stain scum hole Trevor Kavanagh everywhere today…I think I’m gonna vomit

    Can someone get this hack an assignment in Iraq or Afghanistan…and watch him s*hit himself

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    Anonymous says:

    It’s funny how the board will never take you if you’ve been an editor, but it’s ok if you’ve previously been a politician.

    3.3. In order to ensure the independence of the Board, a person shall be ineligible to beappointed, or to remain as, a Member of the Board if he:

    a) is or has been an editor of a publication of a relevant publisher

    c) is a member of the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament, the NorthernIreland Assembly, the National Assembly for Wales, the European Parliament or the House of Lords

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    EnContraDe says:

    Since it’s a Royal Charter, time to ‘occupy’ Buckingham Palace.

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    spud says:

    looks like a Tory win to me

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    Wotta Tossa Skid Mark 7 says:

    Switch back to kiddies TV as you usually do.

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    Sick democracy says:

    3 party leaders and, what, 5 interventions in total? These corrupt fuckers are avoiding scrutiny.
    The press need to tell the politicians to stick this up their arse.

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    99% of the British populace says:

    Yer, wha’ever. As long as they keep the tits’n’sport, I don’t care.


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    Whingeing winnie says:

    A smack for hacked of I would say.

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    It's not a democratic government, it's a regime of thieving oligarchs says:

    There is nothing I find more irritating than people pissing in my pocket and telling me its raining.

    This is a nasty piece of legislation from a nasty, decadent House of Commons.

  13. 13
    Ted Willybang says:

    And we are all wearing purple on our front bench.

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    Wired says:

    The people need to tell the polticians to stick this up their arses.

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    Anonymous says:

    Oooh, and as the “editor of a publication of a relevant publisher”, as defined

    b) “relevant publisher” means a person

    (other than a broadcaster) who publishes inthe United Kingdom:i. a newspaper or magazine containing news-related material, or ii. a website containing news-related material (whether or not related to anewspaper or magazine)

    I’m sorry, Guido, looks like that future line of employment is closed to you….

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    Bryant speaks, he lies.

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    Jimmy's Obvious Comeback says:

    You’re only disqualified if you’re relevant.

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    Legal Beagle says:


    website “who publishes in the United Kingdom”

    Guido publishers offshore

    End of discussion surely?

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    Grant your wish says:

    Could Hugh Grant now go back to picking up prostitutes. 4 dollars and a blow job.

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    Anonymous says:

    A Conservative MP hit the nail on the head; phone hacking and other similar acts are already illegal under the eyes of the law. There does not need to be any new legislation, simply stricter enforcement.

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    Anonymous says:

    Possible silver lining might be a press which will now give significant backing to UKIP who did not participate in the lib/lab/con inquisition and are the only party who will take us out of the EU (the ‘organisation’ which promotes raiding of personal bank accounts in Cyprus – and where next?)

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    Swiss Bob says:

    Pompous twats all congratulating themselves in the HoC as they bring in press regulation.

    One can understand the statist, authoritarian morons of the left but supposed Tories voting for this makes me puke.

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    Libyan Deserter says:

    Can someone re-write it in real English please??

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    Tosspot says:

    AND WHEREAS it is in the interests of Our People

    This just not true and I do hope the Lords recognise that gagging the Press is the slimy slope to Dictatorship….. the death of Democracy by a Thousands Cuts, one bit at a time

  25. 25
    A translator says:

    ‘You are fucked’, but you can’t say so.

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    Fact Hunt says:

    David Cameron : I’ve won!
    Ed Milliband : I’ve won!
    Nick Clegg : I’ve won!

    They can’t all have done so will some kind soul tell me who’s the fecking liar??

    Or is it all 3 of them?

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    An Ancient Seafarer says:

    I didn’t know that royal charters were still available. What are the Windsors chartering now that Britannia is tied up somewhere entertaining American tourists?

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    Fascism Watch says:

    Not really much of a comfort to the rest of the country’s bloggers.

    This is a head-on assault on freedom, being perpetrated by liars and vested interests.

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    Tosspot says:

    Cometh the hour, cometh the man….. Guido

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    Mitch says:

    Fatson hamming it up as per….

    “The guilty and the damned.”

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    Hugo "blow job in LA" Grunta says:

    23. The membership of a regulatory body should be open to all publishers on fair,reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, including making membership potentiallyavailable on different terms for different types of publisher.

    Interesting choice of words. I expect all manner of minor publications such as those aimed specifically at those enriching us from outside will be invited in to try to punish any newspaper who suggest that inv4si0n rates of 500,000 per year are too high.

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    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:

    Please don’t raise the subject of politicians and bottoms. It only titillates them and gets Mr Forkes’ correspondents to reach for the depths of smut.

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    Fascism Watch says:

    = the public have lost

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    BBC says:

    Woo Hoo ! We’re exempt !

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    Sick democracy says:

    Watson is such a twat

  36. 36
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    FFS the hypocritical Watson is spewing out his verbal shit.

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    Tony Blair (godfather to one of Murdoch's kids, and filmed kissing Rebekah) says:

    Why should he shit himself in Iraq? I murdered 100,000 people there in order to make it a peaceful democracy.

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    A Smutty Cock says:


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    Hugo "blow job in LA" Grunta says:

    d) a person
    “publishes in the United Kingdom”
    if the publication takes place in theUnited Kingdom or is targeted primarily at an audience in the United Kingdom

    Bingo. As others have noted imagine if the Iranian government tried to use such a measure to control BBC’s persian services?

    So Guido – are you going to refuse to co-operate?

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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Exemplary costs and damages – how much – why not a pound of flesh?

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    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    So should we now get rid of parliamentry privelege.

  42. 42
    Guido's left leg says:

    Oh dear, that is a bit premature

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    rocknrolla says:

    Anyone else notice that we still don’t have a charter on regulating the politicians who the press exposed as thieves in the expenses scandal? But hey at least the politicians have got their revenge on the press.

    This is the thin end of the wedge. History tells us said wedges only ever grow. One day Harperson will be there deciding which articles are sufficiently pc to be allowed to be published.

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    The European Parliament says:

    Ah, about the “tits”. Sorry, but they demean the women who get paid having their tits photographed, so we’re going to ban that bit.

    And as for sport, well beach volleyball and female mud-wrestling demean the women who participate, so they’re for the chop, too.

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    Tosspot says:

    What about a campaign to give the Queen back her Royal Yacht, that will upset those Communists like Blair / Brown….who tried to reduce us to a Third World Nation… and almost succeeded

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    EU Watch says:

    Enough said:

  47. 47
    Fascism Watch says:

    Why not? They have their press law, why do they need privilege? No-one is going to publish anything which smacks of dissent.

  48. 48
    Fascism Watch says:

    They have succeeded. Do keep up.

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    Moby Dick says:

    free press?read the beano

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    keith says:

    yet another new money making scam for ex-mps and party hanger ons to join when the appointments are made to the board overseeing the press and who appoints the people who choose them, oh there old friends, free press some hope

  51. 51
    Wyle Cop says:

    Norman Baker showing a hitherto hidden talent:

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    The only good MP is a dead MP. says:

    Well exactly. It’s a bit like Dave wanting to increase the price of alcohol because certain people drink too much and become drunk and disorderly.

    Drunk and disorderly is, of course, already an offense – it’s just Plod never bothers to charge anyone with it. That’s the problem, not the low price of alcohol.

    Our MPs just run around like headless chickens. Although headless chickens probably have more dignity.

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    Tosspot says:

    Is it true, when talking about a Blow Job, one must allow for inflation ??

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    Anon E Mouse says:

    Schedule 4 1d) and 1e) seem to be the ‘Get Guido’ clauses…..

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    Quantitative Sleazing says:

    Today’s Beeb coverage in short: Luvvies, Levies and Leveson.

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    keith says:

    Watson his head is so far up his own a*** that all you get is brown stuff spewing from his mouth

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    SouthEastVoter says:

    “relevant publisher” means a person (other than a broadcaster) who publishes inthe United Kingdom:
    i. a newspaper or magazine containing news-related material, or
    ii. a website containing news-related material (whether or not related to anewspaper or magazine)

    Surely this contradicts Article 19 – Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

  58. 58
    My rusty O-level German says:

    Aber nur wenn sie sind nicht deutsch.

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    Moby Dick says:

    so how are these 3/4 commons/house of lord votes triggered?

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    Alan Rusbridger says:

    I have never been the editor of a relevant publication. Can I be on the Board plz plz plz?

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    then you’re an idiot

  62. 62
    Moby Dick says:

    sorry 2/3

  63. 63
    John Wellington Wells says:

    We, the people…

  64. 64
    Moby Dick says:

    When all 3 parties agree—look at small print

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    So all bloggers will now move to a non-UK host for their site meaning less UK jobs?

    Fucking muppets

  66. 66
    Sir William Wade says:

    Bottom line, we will have to pay for another corroboree of chattering, gurning failed politicians, greedy ex-civil servants, windbags, pompous asses and busybodies, who know zilch about zilch, to tell the people who actually know how to find and present news how to do it. Then it’s knight- and damehoods all roubd!

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    Mr Smartypants says:

    Although we ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (back in 1948, I think), I don’t think any UK government has ever paid much attention to it.

    Incidentally, about 4 months ago I commented on this very site that these new rules would hit anyone and their dog who ran a blog, and about a million people (I’m prone to exaggeration) immediately jumped down my throat, screaming “this will have nothing whatsoever to do with blogs, you mong, Leveson didnt mention blogs!”

    Well, who’s the mong now?

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    Coooooee, remeber my photo ad says:

    Bryant farts, he skids

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    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    “teachers vote to strick “

  70. 70
    Mr Smartypants says:

    And “didnt” was a typo.


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    Welsh activist. says:

    Cleggy just admitted, an element of statuatory underpinning. Cameron is officially twat, and has probably turned the right wing MSN toward UKIP.

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    Mr Smartypants says:

    Gurning failed politicians, eh? Step forward, Sir David Miliband ?

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    A thirtieth-century archaeologist says:

    Hoards of money like this were buried by people in times of great stress. We believe that wandering Belgian tribes, led by the semi-mythical Herman, and their Germanic allies pillaged Greece, Cyprus and other lands at this time, in the name of the goddess Eu.

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    Most of the celebs and oligarchs who donated to Hacked Off are pro EU.

    It’s not difficult to imagine a pro-EU front-group with access to the bottomless EU coffers using this legislation to punish EU-sceptic articles.

    Don’t forget, the EU recently laid down some diktat requiring countries to set up a licensing authority for journalists.

  75. 75
    The NUT says:

    “Teachers’ picketline closed due to 0.1mm of snow.”

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    back door advertising says:

    A simple intro removes all risk.
    I am sure with a pink ribbon attached to each nipple it can be shown as medical information.
    Beach volleyball for supporting bras and mud wrestling as a health and beauty product.
    Anything involving a chop, chap or chopper must fall under plumbing responsibilities for every householder.

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    There’s precious little democracy left in this country these days. Now those who handed power away and loot the public purse, want to make sure nobody talks about it.

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    I used to vote Tory but now I'd sooner eat my own face says:

    Excellent! In a roundabout way, Dave’s finally done something right.

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    EU Watch says:

    UK Pension payments to Cyprus residents being suspended:

    Mainly as banks are closed to electronic transfer.

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    J Gobbles says:

    We will now impose a levy on your bank account to fund the organisation to ensure you cannot comment on future levies on your bank account

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    V1le, vicious Labour ruined my Country says:

    The political class cockroaches will soon be thieving again.

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    Beeching destroyed our railways and now leveson has destroyed our free press . Anybody else ever noticed how successive governments spend their lives destroying worthwhile things and never ever producing anything worth having.

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    Welsh activist. says:

    It’s taken 3 years but Blunkett has finally found the HOC. His last statement was aimed at the Blogs.

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    Moby Dick says:

    will private eye & guido fawkes domain in Ireland

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    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    I reckon they should all follow the French system .

    Politicians and Press just dont seem able to keep their hands off one another.

    Then every now and then they complain about something and get a nice little pay out .

    If you want to know more speak to that Segolene Royale or the Rottweiler woman. They will be able to explain how the system works as they have both used it.

    The Press is very good here. It took them over thirty years to let people know that that epitome of a married man Mitterand had a mistress with an illegitimate child who was installed in a Palace with the bills being sent to the taxpayer.

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    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Continuity Cameron is, as a loyal Fabian, ensuring the Bliar / Brown legacy, lives on.

  88. 88
    Neo-Plato says:

    You don’t mess with the Murdoch Clan.

    Did you seriously think that you could take anything from him?

    And now its “Payback Time”


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    Welsh activist. says:

    Watson thinks he’s Rudyard Kipling, looks more aquainted with Mr Kipling.

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    EnContraDe says:

    I wonder how this charter will affect the newspaper coverage of the EU. After all the commissars are very keen on getting their version and only their version out into the press and this – wholly undemocratic – charter would seem to favour anyone with a grudge against the British press. And that would include the EU.

    A very sad day.

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    Balding Kavanagh, 70, says… says:

    Brown sold all the gold!!!

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    I wonder if this all puts an end to Quentin Letts and his sharp view of westminster goings on. That would be a pity as I rather enjoy reading him.

    Well I suppose he and us could go back to the days of anonymously nailing pamphlets to the door of parliament in the dead of night.

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    Moby Dick says:

    What happens if press don’t sign charter?

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    rebekah aka nellnewman says:

    I thought GuidoFawkes was domained in California? I suspect hughgrant leader of the labour is about to find out that westminster isn’t powerful enough to shut down press freedom in america.

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    You like your cover ups says:

    After listening to Nigel Dodds, if you are reading this comment anyone in the DUP, you can fuck off if you come looking for my vote..

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    Horrible Harman says:

    systemic..systemic systemic systemic..systemic..systemic..systemic systemic systemic..systemic..

    I’m suffering systemic mouth lock

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    I am a Lib Dem and my name is Tom Pepper. says:

    Nick Clegg says that your bank account is safe.

  98. 98
    Stavros says:

    Hello matey look ‘ere..oohever it was dun take away all my savings, right, can just a bleedin’ well please to be a puttin’ them back in the back, innit, then we is all friends again, Ok?

  99. 99
    Ed "Twelvety" Balls says:

    Can anyone lend me a fifteen pound note?

  100. 100
    Mr Slater's Parrot says:

    (scuttle) (flap) MM-M!!! MMM-MMMMFF!! (muffled ping)

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    Libyan Deserter says:

    Perhaps the Press should report absolutely SFA about so called Celebs(and I mean nothing and even less about politics. We will all be in the dark then!

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    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
    Abraham Lincoln.

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but with Press regulation, you can now fool all of the people all of the time.’
    The Libor/FibDem coalition 2015

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    Butterfly says:

    Think of it more as a celebration of diversity

  104. 104
    Hugh Grant says:

    From now on, you’ll have to give all my films glowing reviews.

    Now, where was I? Oh yes. Suck it, Divine.

  105. 105
    Fatty Watson says:

    Mr Kipling, Sara Lee… all the same to me. I find a liquidiser and funnel are the most efficient method of dealing with dessert.

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    Average lefty piss for brains says:

    Yes Brown did sell all the gold, but he got lots and lots of Euros for it. They must be worth a fortune by now.

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    HenryV says:

    It is more like wee all over the people…….

  108. 108
    Alistair Campbell says:

    We own you bitches now. And when we get back in power, we’ll go even further. We already have the BBC on side. Come 2015, we’ll destroy Sky News. Welcome to Britain of the future under Labour.


  109. 109
    Mr Slater says:

    All I did was mention in this week’s “Parrot Fancier (incorporating Macaw Breeder’s Psychedelic Plumage Review)” the simple fact that Hugh Grant likes a cockatoo…

  110. 110
    Revenge of the Sith says:

    “So this is how democracy dies. To thunderous applause”.

  111. 111
    Gordon Brown says:

    I told them I would destroy them. I was true to my word. No one insults me and gets away with it.

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Biggest single insider trading scam ever.

    It will be withdrawn, or all EU banks will see massive withdrawals. No interest, means no need for banks.

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    BBC News says:

    Today Ed Milliband passed a memorable bill to curb the excess of the Murdoch empire and protect ordinary citizens like M. Dow ler and the Mc c ans.

    After Tory leader David Cameron stormed out of a meeting last night it was left to Nick Clegg and members of Hacked Off (no millionaires were involved at all) to patch up a deal that gained cross party support.

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    Cougan the twat says:

    Be better if she blew and watched you inflate like the over-ripe pompous fucking ass hole that you are.
    Oh and you are absolutely a shit actor……..

  115. 115
    Vince Cable says:

    Ich kann mich eine Bankenkrise nicht erinnern

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    Fuck the charter says:

    Might as well get it all out before it becomes law.

    Gordon Brown is a demented sociopath in a sham marriage to a lesbian whose lover lives in Canterbury.

    Dr K*lly was murdered by the Labour government.

    Tony Blair put a D Notice on Operation Ore to protect Labour p*edophiles including G Kuffman and G Roberson.

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    Welsh activist. says:

    Cameron basking in the praise dirty pants Bryant is heaping on him. Absolutely sickening.

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    the UK says:

    Fuck off snotty!

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    P l e b says:

    Typical fudge but Cameron doesn’t come out of it well.

    I’m looking forward to reading his memoirs, when we can hopefully find out why he walked away last week, but capitulates now.

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    A chair says:

    I taught him everything he knows.

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    Pounds, Schillings and Pence says:

    We have your ip address

  122. 122
    Dennis says:

    Oh please die slowly and painfully you one eyed failure of a human being.

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    Moby Dick says:

    paddy pants down was the breech breaker

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    Because he was going to lose the vote, obviously.
    His ‘walking out’ is getting as tiresome as John Major’s.

  125. 125
    Vince Cable says:

    When all three parties agree, its time for a run on the banks

  126. 126
    Ed "Twelvety" Balls says:

    Your savings would be really safe if I, Ed Balls, ever became chancellor!

    By the way, can anyone lend me eleventeen pounds? There’s a dead cert running in the 3.20 tomorrow. It’s 500-1 and only has 3 legs, but I reckon the weight of a 4th leg will slow the other horses down.

    You’ll get your money back tomorrow.

  127. 127
    Herr Merkel says:

    ..Und ve have your bank detailz und have already deducted your fine.

  128. 128
    David Milibubble says:

    I also do barmitzvas, funerals and runs on banks

  129. 129
    Gooey Blob says:

    I suppose one might call it the Gagna Carta.

  130. 130
    A Teacher says:

    No striking in the corridors

  131. 131
    Anonymous says:

    Lord Mccann of Praia de Luz

  132. 132
    Gooey Blob says:

    Remind me again, is that Ed or David?

  133. 133
    Anonymous says:

    Or why the legal profession is allowed to be part of the system.

    It is their system that has brought about the mess. Why would we want old judges anywhere near a press regulator?

  134. 134
    Hugh Grant says:

    Once upon a time
    There was a story about
    a whore.
    But I never met her.

  135. 135
    Top Hat Shiny Face Dave says:

    To think – and let me be absolutely clear about this – in a few short years I have done more damage to News International than any other Prime Minister! That’ll learn them for 13 years of Labour support.

  136. 136
    A British Citizen says:

    That’s helpful. Thanks a lot.

  137. 137
    Gooey Blob says:

    Take your money out of banks and building societies and put your money in stock market indices around the world. You can even protect it with an ISA wrapper so you pay no tax.

    There’s no point in holding savings anywhere in the EU, if they’re not stolen by politicians they’ll be eroded away by inflation.

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    A British Citizen says:

    Abdul. Also on the platform is a preacher who wants to kill people who commit blasphemy.

  139. 139
    Ed "Twelvety" Balls says:

    They offered us a billion euros for the gold, but I managed to haggle them up to a million euros instead.

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    do as we say etc says:

    The BBC regularly ignores the Royal Charter regarding impartiality. I think the precedent has been set.

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    Anonymous says:

    matt lilleker‏@mlilleker
    @Old_Holborn Why don’t the press get it over and done with & tomorrow print all the scandals they’ve buried or been D-noticed over the years

    Retweeted by Old Holborn

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    Wyle Cop says:

    No more boom and bust.

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    annoyed user says:

    Nope, he’s actually read it unlike some.

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    annoyed user says:

    Clegg has been trying to claim statutory underpinning all day, the contents of charter say otherwise

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    A plank says:


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    Cobblers says:

    d) a person
    “publishes in the United Kingdom”
    if the publication takes place in theUnited Kingdom or is targeted primarily at an audience in the United Kingdom

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    fitz fitz says:

    Watch for i n t e n d e d “unintended consequences … puppet Grant, puppet Puttnam, *Hughie Bonneville ( super inj) , ghastly J K Rowling (victim) have won this round …

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    fitz fitz says:

    Can we stop bringing up DIVINE Brown all the time ?

  149. 149
    fitz fitz says:

    D Notice: K Blair, K Blair, K Blair … and much more …

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    It reads like a fucking communist manifesto – Purposes, Functions, blah blah blah

    Functions are for Commie ‘Functionaries’ – try reading the guidelines set out for making a complaint against a judge – the words Function / functions appear at least 50 times in one schedule.

    Let the commie fuckers gloat for a while – they’re all gonna have their collars felt by the reawakening masses. And no Rupee you and yours ain’t out of the woods either.

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    fitz fitz says:

    Is it true what they say about Tony ?

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    fitz fitz says:

    and : Di Africarse is pretty as a picture …

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    Blowing Whistles says:

    P.S. The extreme left and the extreme right “will be” paying for their collective ‘criminal enterprises’ and thefts from the British public.

  154. 154
    Divine Brown (S California) says:

    Leave my little whitey alone ! He done good .

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    Anonymous says:

    I’m still unsure of the best way forward, seeing merit on both sides of the argument (unique on this site I guess). However I have read both the proposed charter and the original proposals by both sides – and it is a clear climbdown by Dave. I understand the desire to support your side but lets recognise reality.

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    Anonymous says:

    And, of course, we must deal with violent content – so all coverage of Wigan football is banned.

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    Anonymous says:

    Subject to editors and owners (defined as controlling persons or entities as in corporate manslaughter law) being made personally vicariously liable in both criminal and civil proceedings.

  158. 158
    Rupert Murdoch says:

    No, on second thoughts, hacking a dead schoolgirl’s phone is a good thing to do!
    Hurrah for the free press

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    childoforwell says:

    An example of Divine Intervention surely…..

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    Rupert Murdoch says:

    Does this mean we’ve got to stop “misusing” MP’s stolen mobile phone?

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    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    So if I leave my mobile phone hanging around and it is nicked how much will I be able to claim under this new system ?

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    My Royal Academy says:

    Why is Brown the colour of shit ?
    some sepia photographs look normal but they don’t make you think of shit.
    why does the colour Brown make you think of shit ?

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    Anonymous says:

    Guy don’t you function under Mick law? Your opinion is stuffed with strawmen or big fat straw ricks in your case.

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    honest saver says:

    oh shit!

  165. 165
    Brontosaurus says:

    Try telling that to Keith Joyce and the 30,000 offenders arrested last year for drunk offences. Ignoramus.

  166. 166
    Anonymous says:

    last time they were all in agreement was when organising a whitewash of MPs’ scandalous expense claims.

  167. 167
    2112 says:

    You really can’t see the wood for the trees can you?

  168. 168
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Watching the news today, some of them already have. This is going to get very interesting, so must just pop out for more popcorn…

  169. 169
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    If they ban these women who get paid etc, then the unemployment figures among females are really going to go through the roof!

  170. 170
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Is this the place where some one pops up and says Vote UKip?

  171. 171
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Like Persian and Russian radio stations then? And soon to be followed by Bulgarian and Romanians stations too. Oh what fun we are all in for….

    ….. and as BW will doubtless tell us, the only beneficiaries will be the bloody lawyers.

  172. 172
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Relax Bob, you got it in one with “supposed”. Real Tories (if any still exist) would throw this out without hesitation.

  173. 173
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Mr Deserter, That was also my first reaction. WTF do they have to make it so complicated when simple English that we all understand (well, most of us anyway) would have done?

    In the words of Flanders and Swann, it all makes work for the working lawyers to argue about – and get paid disgusting fees (mostly from pubic funds too) in the process.

  174. 174
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    … which nobody would have been allowed to know about if this mess of pottage had been in existence at that time.

  175. 175
    Extremely Ancient Seafarer says:

    Dear Sir, It would be much appreciated if you would kindly find your own nom de plume. Thank you.

  176. 176
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Not a good idea – might contain traces of horse DNA!

  177. 177
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    A yacht is a bit passe. These days most heads of state have large planes, so a nice A380 might do – lots of room aboard to host drinky poos for the delegates….

  178. 178
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Why destroy Sky? They move leftwards in leaps and bounds daily. Just look at who they called in/on for comments on the shenanigans yesterday. Hardly a soul from a centre right position, but lots of Labour politicians and reps from Hacked Off and other similar organisations.

  179. 179
    A musical reference says:

    … does the Sun really shine all the time?

  180. 180
    Red Ed Antipov says:

    Weaklings and traitors, now we are on the road to Socialism! Next all Kulaks with more than £500 in cash on them will have to pay a ‘diversity enrichment levy’ in preparation of our Comrades from the East arriving. Forward Comrades!

  181. 181
    Anonymous says:

    It would appear that no one may now with impunity express an opinion about anything. It appears to be the final triumph of the PC establishment. for ever enshrining their ill gotten gains.

  182. 182
    Athelstan says:


    You are the worst traitor since that pervert Heath.

    In two years you have proved to be the true unprincipled heir to Blair willing to sell any principle for the right to pretend to be Prime Minister of a sovereign nation.

    How dare you insult us wit this Marxist claptrap? how dare you insult HMQ by calling this nonsense a “Royal” charter?

  183. 183
    Athelstan says:

    he is a traitor and a coward. In 2010 he bottled out of governing as a minority and sold out to the yellow scum. Once a bottler always a bottler.

  184. 184
    Curly says:

    What happens if HM refuses to sign it?

  185. 185
    Grauniad says:

    As of Monday afternoon, it was unclear whether the new watchdog will allow group complaints but it is thought likely that it will. The current Press Complaints Commission does not allow for group complaints – for example, from bodies representing the trans community or gay rights campaigners – and some newspaper editors have cautioned against changing this over fears it will lead to the watchdog being endlessly bombarded by lobby groups. The Tories wanted to allow group complaints where there was a “substantial” public interest. Labour and the Lib Dems, on the other hand, lowered the barrier, removing “substantial” from the test.

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