July 18th, 2013

Rupert Murdoch’s letter to John Whittingdale


211 Comments

  1. 1
    Thread Bear says:

    Looks like we’re going to be stuck with a boring thread ll night

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  2. 2
    Owen Jones says:

    So Michael Adebolajo has been assaulted in prison? To be honest I hope he’s fucking killed. Fucking scum!

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    • 7
      Laura Norder says:

      Michael Adebolajo, accused of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, has been assaulted in Belmarsh Prison FUCKING HANG THE Hunt

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      • 11
        Dianne 5 minges says:

        It hurts your hand knocking someone’s teeth out, hope the lag who did it is alright.

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      • 12
        Simon B says:

        Too right. Because when we peaceful Christians call for people to be killed in revenge, it is justifiable wrath of the neighbour-loving, all-forgiving kind Jesus taught us to follow. Jesus was totally into revenge killing and lest we forget the UK is CHRISTian nation.

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      • 186
        Lord Stansted says:

        Hang Adebolajo by all means – but only judicially.

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    • 22
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

      The bible calls for an eye for an eye.

      I hope they hack his fuckin’ head off.

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      • 33
        Simon B says:

        The Bible also calls for people who wear two types of fabric and those who work on the Sabbath to be stoned to death. I do hope my fellow Christians will join me in calling for a ban on multi-fabric clothing and Sunday trading. God and Jesus were capitalists, but even they needed a day off!

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    • 158
      Bravo Two Zeroed says:

      You fucking muppet, you really, honestly believe that he “beheaded” one of our so called “brave boys”? You people are so fucking thick if you cannot see through the wall of bullshit lies around this case. It was an inside job, that so called soldier was killed by MI5. Net time don’t be so quick to believe everything that your masters say, you thick mouth breathing c*u*n*t.

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      • 174
        Loon Alert: Code Red says:

        Tin foil hat is very tight…..getting signals from Mars again……telling me I am a spoon…….must check under bed for the fiftieth time today…….Juice hiding everywhere…….

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  3. 3
    Lady DingDong says:

    I would have written

    Dear John

    Go fuck yourself. And fuck Keith Vaz also.

    Love

    Rupert

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  4. 4
    Gaye Mann (Mrs) says:

    Jail time for the Digger!

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    Simon B says:

    Rupert Murdoch is one of the greatest men to ever live. A breaker of unions, a tireless exposer of left-wing evil and a committed beacon of capitalism and freedom. Just look how Fox News has totally obliterated the voice of the left in the US. He will go down in history as one of the greatest men of our times.

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    • 8
      Thread Bear says:

      Hi, ‘Becca.

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      M102 says:

      +1000

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        1001 says:

        Gets carpet cleaner…

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          Keith Vax says:

          That’s my job!

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          • David Cameron's Hairy Hoover says:
            Haaaaaaiiirrrrrryyyyyyy Hooooooooovvvvveeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!!
            
            Leveson, Schmeveson, John and Vaz masturbate,
                  Spinky, Spanky, Hanky, Panky, Phoney, Wanky,
                               Deng isn't what things used to,
                And time flows on, the news stops for no man.
            
                                    Above the Guardian,
              Harpic Watson squeals false, on innocence they claims,
                            The murdered girl's grave for their own,
                     'nout to do with NI, but they pay the ultimate price.
            
                 John's handbag is sewn,
                    From a sows ear, with lipstick red,
                               Constitutional mess, the people cry:
                Free press or revolt,
              Free press, or die,
             Free press, more or less,
            Hugh Grant: Fuck off and die.
            
            Haaaaaaiiirrrrrryyyyyyy Hooooooooovvvvveeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!!
            

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  6. 9
    George Galloway says:

    Michael Adebolajo has had his front teeth knocked out in Belmarsh. Fucking prick should be beaten to death.

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    • 13
      Officer McKay says:

      Steady on ol’ bean, do you know how much paperwork i’d have to do? I’d miss the party.

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      • 38
        Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

        You could always say he slipped in the shower or accidentley cut his own head off whilst shaving.

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  7. 10
    jesus is real says:

    O.
    1.
    one is considered to be a unity, a single thing
    a ( a single thing) reciprocal is a thing divided into one.
    and the reciprocal of the reciprocal is back where you started
    say for example you wanted to know the total resistance of a bunch of stuff in an electrical circuit you can add all the reciprocals together and then the reciprocal of that is what you want to know.
    let’s say you wanted to electrocute 5 people who had been spouting shit and you needed to know how much amperage to apply if you wanted to electrocute them in series then Ohm’s law would be able to help you there.you would need to establish the resistance of each person then add all the reciprocals together to arrive at a total reistance

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    • 20
      The Borg says:

      Resistance is futile.

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    • 72
      albacore says:

      Five two-ohm resistances in series totals ten
      Why, there, you’d use reciprocals is beyond my ken
      When calculating a circuit’s total resistance
      Stuff in series and parallel takes more persistence
      (And, whatever you do, don’t ignore impedances
      With frequency-dependent modern contrivances)

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      • 97
        jesus is real says:

        looking at it backwards a Mho is a thing, adding Mhos together arrives at total conductance, reciprocal of is total resistance.

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      • 117
        David Cameron's Hairy Hoover Repair Man says:

        The laws of Kirchoff appear to be bound,
        The complex impedence, the reactance to sound,
        But what happens when one shifts paradigm like so,
        To regard as a cloud what most consider a flow ?

        It’s the field not the thought, that creates the effect,
        And just what happens with the pinching effect ?
        But the cognitive block, causing many to suffer,
        The order of resistor and diode, in series, truly doesn’t matter.

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        • 129
          jesus is real says:

          Christ I did not want to open this bag
          of course if the diode is pointing the right way then it is seen as just some other bit of the whole.
          what fascinates me is the mechanism. the movement of electrons is something like 1.5mm a minute or something but the effect is instantaneous
          It has been explained to me as a guy wants to sit in a cinema seat but he empty seat is at the other end.
          He says ” excuse me could you all move down one seat so I can sit down ?”
          so each person has moved 1 seat but the empty space has moved the whole length of the queue.
          this is only possible if the guy can see that there is an empty seat at the end so what is the mechanism ?

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          • David Cameron's Hairy Hoover Repair Man says:

            One classically thinks of water flowing down hill,
            The wires are like pipes, volts are like hills,
            If you squeeze the flow, resistance its called,
            You may think that you slow it, but a bump you just caused.

            That model works roughly, but is never quite right,
            If you play with transistors, you will encounter that fight,
            The real story is quantum, stop thinking of drops,
            Consider a cloud, and how that billows and flops.

            Conductors contain electrons, that it is true,
            Glossing over p-types and semi’s, where holes will confuse you,
            Applying a field, like a breath on your hand,
            It causes the cloud of electrons to move as they stand.

            They move not as flow, but do transmit data,
            That data being the changing fields nature,
            Transmission isn’t perfect, the second law sees to that,
            Ignoring superconductors, but that’s Josephson’s patch.

            The real question is, what is the fields nature ?
            Is it there or not, is it corporeal in nature ?
            Well, plenum or void will be debated until rapture,
            Perhaps shaving foam is the true nature of nature.

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          • jesus is real says:

            well we recognize a thing as being different from another thing because of it’s shape

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    • 120
      Point of Information 2 says:

      If you wish to kill people with electricity you need to consider the amount of power you are delivering.

      Keep the voltage high to enable conductivity through the water / salt ions in the body.

      Now increase the amperage.

      You want to drop about 10 to 15 joules across each person.

      The total current passing through the people will be the same.

      So you are only worried about the voltage drop across each person.

      That Voltage drop x Current will give you the number of watts. Sustain for number of seconds and you will get the joules.

      Would recommend a pulse, and keep at a frequency which will interfere with the heart regulation. A sweeping pulse may be most effective.

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      • 132
        Mike Gove says:

        WOW !! do any of you offer night-school lessons

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          jesus is real says:

          my physics teacher got the class to hold hands and then plugged us into the mains then one by one kids stepped out of the circle. was interesting the initial current flow when making the circle and the intensity as the circle got smaller but do not think teacher would do that today.

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          • Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

            Wow what an intense experience, is that why you have your specialism? I do wonder why your bit about Jesus sounded like some provocateuse ho

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    nellnewman says:

    He raises some valid issues not least why would a journalist, suspected of hacking need to be arrested in a dawn raid by 14 police officers?

    It’s not like the suspected person is going to put up any violent opposition to his arrest is it?

    I just wondered whether it had something to do with the police enhancing their overtime rates??!!

    I mean I think if they’d sent a police car with two officers during 9am to 5pm and knocked politely on the doors – the journalists concerned would have gone without any trouble.

    So why was the out of hours stress and drama necessary??!!!

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    • 17

      It is to create a public impression that they are doing something. They are media whores, just as most others are. If they did it the way you stated, it would not be reported. This way, they get the front pages.

      Of course, the overtime rates help but that is secondary.

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    • 24
      Bennie Greenbobble says:

      Or perhaps it was a way of emphasising the loyalty of the police to the political elite a.k.a. ‘the state’. And the bits that we find unfathomable about the police are those that are hidden from us (for our own good? Nah!!). So when the state police are kept secret they become the… go ahead, try to remember, cast your mind back 70 years or so.

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        The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

        You have to wonder why the police have not interrogated or arrested anyone from the much more numerous legal companies and insurance companies who have been equally guilty of hacking in the exact same way as the newspaper media. Clearly the police have become a plaything (or tool) of the Liblabcon political elite, who in turn are blown around like a candle in the wind by the BBC and other left wing voices.

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        Catty Comments (Ms) says:

        Bennie – I think you must be referring to the Keystone Cops. Am I right?

        Not sure their antics would have been appreciated in Eastern Germany though.

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    • 55
      Jimmy says:

      “why would a journalist, suspected of hacking need to be arrested in a dawn raid by 14 police officers?”

      It’s usually done as a favour to their generous press patrons. You’d think he’d appreciate the irony here.

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    • 56
      M102 says:

      Overtime rates for plod (obviously).

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    paul says:

    I would have wrote,

    Dear John,

    You and the rest of your self serving, hypercritical, bunch of greedy Hunts you laughingly call a committe, can go and fuck yourselves, most of you lying scummy bastards should be in jail anyway on charges of fraud and deception, and for stealing from the public purse. If I ever hear or see any of you wankers again, it will be a billion light years too soon..Fuck off Hunts…

    Love Rupert…

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  10. 18
    Sir Dando Tweakeshafte says:

    “Chairman Vaz” is delicious.

    It makes him sound like the pompous, venal, tinpot, delusional leader of some banana re…oh, wait.

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  11. 19
    M says:

    Is the NHS going to go thorough a similar review such as NI have done when the NHE has let taxpayers down with 1000’s of deaths on their hands. At least with NI, people are choosing to pay into them, as taxpayers we have to f’ing choice! As for the lefty BallshitBroadcastingCorporation don’t even get me started……….

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  12. 23
    Jimmy says:

    Much as I enjoy the blog, it’s nice to hear directly from the Organ Grinder once in a while.

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  13. 26
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Does anyone know why it is OK for the Open University to advertise the website of political groups who are (I quote) “against the cuts and against privatisation”, and in particular, the website of the People’s Assembly ?
    Anybody know if the Open University has any webpages directing people to the Conservative Party website as well?

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    • 67
      Saffron says:

      The O/U which once upon a time I decided to study under for two years is an absolute bunch of crap.
      They are infested with left wing socialists who are promoting to you left wing propaganda.
      As a degree level engineer I saw through their crap and left.

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    • 194
      Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

      Let us pay homage to Lord Young (Michael Young) who founded the thing, a great leader who wrote about breaking up of cross-family communities in the East End in Family and Kinship in East London (oi Fahkin’el as they called it). Vote Labour now and much solidarity, solid bruv.

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  14. 27
    Ippikin says:

    Isn’t it time Piers Morgan was REQUIRED to return to the UK in order to answer all of the questions posed of him, before, during & since his tele-visual appearance before Lord Leveson.

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  15. 30
    James Bloodynuisance says:

    How to write a Schrodinger’s Cat commentary:

    1) Wind up BW at every opportunity
    2) Remind us that you live in an Adriatic Sea beachcomber’s paradise
    3) Wind up BW yet again
    4) Play at being some sort of theoretical science student
    5) Wind up BW some more
    6) Tell war stories about working in the City and seeing the moral hazard and deciding to retire before you could be implicated –ermm– involved
    7) Continue winding up BW
    8) Insinuate you “put the ‘sex’ in sexagenarian”
    9) Mercilessly flay BW
    10) Engage in all sorts of navel-gazing sophistical bollox
    11) Rip BW a new orifice
    12) Promise to do the same everytime you post

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  16. 31
    Lynton Crosby says:

    Dedicated to the scumbag Adebolajo, who has been tuned in at Belmarsh today. http://youtu.be/3sgpSDTuLys

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    • 41
      Anonymous says:

      Only 2 teeth, come on boys you can do better than that.

      84 Geordie whores await you and you don’t even have to die.

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      • 178
        Andy Burnham the Harold Shipman of Politics says:

        You got it wrong. They have to bash his teeth out so he can give them “gum-jobs” without risk of clamping on their grateful todgers. I hope he gets spit roasted. Can’t think the wardens gave much of a shit seeing him get stamped on, 50% of them are ex services. He’s going to be in for a long stretch (I’m talking about his jail term but coincidentally his arse also). Suck up those Halal sausages boy.

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  17. 36
    AIDS riddeled junkie scum in Edinburgh says:

    Vote Labour!

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  18. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Go get em Digger and don’t forget to fuck that twat TWatson right off.

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      Mangibles Hoodie says:

      Got to be some dirt there the fat c’unt.

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      The cat in the hat says:

      Maybe but far less of an creep.

      Watson is the sort of person for whom the word ‘knob’ was invented, as for that matter is Vaz.

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  19. 43
    Miss Prince says:

    :-) +1

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  20. 44
    Fishy says:

    And what have the Mirror Group done with regards to setting up Management Standards Committee?

    This is nothing more than a vindictive witch-hunt, with Labour and their fellow travellers leading the charge.

    At PMQs Milishit implied wrongdoing by Coulson twice yesterday. There is no chance these people will get a fair trial.

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  21. 46
    nellnewman says:

    “Tony Blair slaps down David Cameron over Lynton Crosby comparison
    Former prime minister’s spokesman says nobody can ‘seriously compare’ his work as Middle East envoy to that of a lobbyist” DT

    Too true!!!

    Lobbyists might be the lowest bugs under the front doormat but they’re far more valuable than the likes of bliar!!!

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    • 85
      fruitcake says:

      The truth is, roll over one of thos bugs under the doormat, and there you’ll find a lower lifeform with an uncanny resemblance to one Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

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        Dodgy dossier says:

        Don’t think a lobbyist killed a million people based on a lie but still.

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          bergen says:

          It shows that our Tone is feeling a bit “got at” at the moment.

          The tenth anniversary of poor Dr Kelly’s death and the Chilcott warning has reminded us of how much of a loathesome scumbag the great man really is. Happily, he will go down in history as another Eden .

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    The blue Skoda in the carpark says:

    So if Mr Murdoch has no transcript of the conversation the Committee want to speak to him about, presumably as a matter of courtesy the Committee will now have sent him a copy of the transcript they wrote to him about and about which they hope to question him.

    I am sure if we ask Mr Whittingdale he will confirm this has already happened.

    Keep up all the good work.

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      Watchful Headmistress (still hols in the sun) says:

      BW: It is ‘pore over’ not pour over (which is what describes adding milk to your cornflakes); nor, paw over (advice on which you should consult your friend SC).

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      Anonymous says:

      The conversation with Rupert Murdoch appeared to be with his employees and not for broadcast to the nation, who “hacked” the conversation and made it available to the committee ?

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  23. 51
    AIDS riddeled junkie scum in Edinburgh says:

    I am amazed that Murdoch has been singled out for a public pasting. What about The Mirror and others? Appalling. Plus the press with the exception of the Daily Mail & Tele have turned a blind eye to the 13000 needless deaths in the NHS by Labour. Unacceptable! The press are nothing more than Labour’s arselickers!

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  24. 52
    George Galloway says:

    Don’t all the Muzzies in Belmarsh share the same wing? Meaning the geezer who done Lee Rigbys killer could be a Jihad loon aswell?

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  25. 53
    jesus is real says:

    I don’t know if anybody remembers the visionary Hockney’s lecture on television quite a long time ago. ( I mean how would I )
    upshot was he foresaw all this stuff and suggested that in the future there would be a (webcam) in everybodies house connected to each other so everybody was able to see everybody else at any time of the day and in such a manner there would be no secrets.

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  26. 59
    The military-industrial complex says:

    Sorry about the heatwave in England everyone

    We’ve been weaponising HAARP research to cause multi-year droughts in Red China to kill billions with famine but an intern made a mistake typing in the co-ordinates.

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      Bollocks to getting a pseudonym says:

      Is there such a word as “weaponising”? Somehow, I think you made up that word on the spot.

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  27. 61
    Man from the street says:

    Anne-Marie Waters, this girl will go far.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VQjZHFnmADQ&feature=related

    Also it looks like she needs a few YouTube likes, come on guys, spread the word.

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  28. 63
    a grey says:

    FFS we leave clues everywhere and what do you do ?
    is the world round ? ask yourself ” why is the world round ?, Dohh”
    everything is round, ask yourself ” Dohh, why is everything round ?”
    idiots, I don’t know why I was sent to this silly planet.

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  29. 64
    a grey says:

    he’s always spoken very highly of you

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  30. 65
    Hogan-Howe the slowest plod in the west says:

    We acted quickly to arrest the lying cheating journalists, but we are acting very very slowly over our own lying and cheating in connection with the Andrew Mitchell plebgate case.
    Yes, this is the acceptable face of policing in the UK.

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      Catty Comment (Ms) says:

      Are you referring to Mr Hogan-Howethefuckdidigetlumberedwiththisbloodyjob?

      That one?

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  31. 68

    A much more lucid statement than usual from you BW and I do support it in greater part. Thank you for making a special effort here which I recognise (and that is not meant to be patronising).

    Let us get the difficult area over first. Then the thing should get easier. It is not helpful to your cause to identify people as sheep here. I am offended by that and I imagine I will not be the only one. You made the observation about the repetition of the word really and there is nothing I can add to what you said. It was better left with only one. Most of us speak English quite well.

    That is the hard stuff done. Wasn’t that difficult, I hope.

    For the rest, I have no problem being referred to any publication at all, including the JC. Everything must be judged upon its merits though our different backgounds will feed in different opinions. That is life. . Neither you nor I want to see the son of a commie of the type that Ralph Miliband was becoming PM. Most on here, dare I say even Jimmy (?), do not want that.

    It is my private view that TKdP has been scrupulously fair to you. More, I must admit, than I would have done. From what I can remember, he was trying to put a rationale to what your motivations were. It was not hard and fast, certainly as I saw it. Maybe he will elucidate. It is of legitimate interest for us to know how you are funded. I have made no secret about my background as I am not ashamed of it. But I would be the first to recognise that it is your prerogative not to tell us, if you choose not to.

    It is abundantly clear that you hate the judiciary. To me (just me), it is a bit like saying I hate Hazel Blairs without also naming Blair, Blair, Brown, Mandelson, Campbell, Prescott, Harman, Woolas, and so many others of whom you well know the names. The whole shebang was hopelessly corrupted. Not all Labour, either. I include bankers BTW.

    I also mourn the death (or murder) of David Kelly. I have not had time to read the articles you mention so will not comment more.

    It is to be hoped that you are not too much offended by what I have said. I don’t want you to agree with me. I just would prefer a civilised discourse.

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      @NBW

      1.) There is a human tendency to fall into groupthink. It can happen in any shade of politics or other areas of human debate. Indeed, the party system is a prime example of it.

      2.) There is an extent to which any person can fall under the spell of some groupthink, even though they have rejected a separate example of it. It offers a short-cut in our busy lives. Sometimes short-cuts are handy. At other times, they turn out to be worse than the normal road.

      3.) This place is a haven for many libertarians (trolls apart). We are all awkward buggers and not given to doing or thinking what we are told. Therefore the idea of someone doing an Ιcke leadership jobbie on these pages is about as useless as trying to teach cats to tap-dance in formation. I saw enough of Ιcke in his younger days to decide that he was in a parallel universe to me and there wasn’t any level upon which I could engage with him. The bloke is a loony IMO. Sheeple used as a word just makes me bridle. It comes laden with assumptions that most of us are going to reject, especially if it is used about ourselves.

      4.) I have tried before, more than once, to come to an accommodation with BW – but it failed each time. That I am again trying to reach out to him must either tell folk that I am totally stupid or, alternatively, that I am taking great care to try and understand what unnecessary friction might have stood in the way of seeing. I shall leave that to their judgment.

      5.) I will reserve my own judgment until I see what he sets out in his response. I make no forecast as to how I shall react save as to say that if it is set out in civilised tones then, for me at least, it is more likely to hold sway.

      6.) Some here have taken to regarding our jousts as a form of bloodsport. It can be funny at times but really it is a lot of hot air and can be dispensed with in the interests of getting to a better understanding. There is plenty else to have fun about and, as you well know, I enjoy fun.

      So New Dawn or Old Bailey? We shall have to see.

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  32. 69

    А much mоrе lucіd stаtеmеnt thаn usuаl frоm yоu BW аnd І dо suppоrt іt іn grеаtеr pаrt. Thаnk yоu fоr mаkіng а spеcіаl еffоrt hеrе whіch І rеcоgnіsе (аnd thаt іs nоt mеаnt tо bе pаtrоnіsіng).

    Lеt us gеt thе dіffіcult аrеа оvеr fіrst. Thеn thе thіng shоuld gеt еаsіеr. Іt іs nоt hеlpful tо yоur cаusе tо іdеntіfy pеоplе аs shееp hеrе. І аm оffеndеd by thаt аnd І іmаgіnе І wіll nоt bе thе оnly оnе. Yоu mаdе thе оbsеrvаtіоn аbоut thе rеpеtіtіоn оf thе wоrd rеаlly аnd thеrе іs nоthіng І cаn аdd tо whаt yоu sаіd. Іt wаs bеttеr lеft wіth оnly оnе. Mоst оf us spеаk Еnglіsh quіtе wеll.

    Thаt іs thе hаrd stuff dоnе. Wаsn’t thаt dіffіcult, І hоpе.

    Fоr thе rеst, І hаvе nо prоblеm bеіng rеfеrrеd tо аny publіcаtіоn аt аll, іncludіng thе JC. Еvеrythіng must bе judgеd upоn іts mеrіts thоugh оur dіffеrеnt bаckgоunds wіll fееd іn dіffеrеnt оpіnіоns. Thаt іs lіfе. . Nеіthеr yоu nоr І wаnt tо sее thе sоn оf а cоmmіе оf thе typе thаt Rаlph Mіlіbаnd wаs bеcоmіng PM. Mоst оn hеrе, dаrе І sаy еvеn Jіmmy (?), dо nоt wаnt thаt.

    Іt іs my prіvаtе vіеw thаt TKdP hаs bееn scrupulоusly fаіr tо yоu. Mоrе, І must аdmіt, thаn І wоuld hаvе dоnе. Frоm whаt І cаn rеmеmbеr, hе wаs tryіng tо put а rаtіоnаlе tо whаt yоur mоtіvаtіоns wеrе. Іt wаs nоt hаrd аnd fаst, cеrtаіnly аs І sаw іt. Mаybе hе wіll еlucіdаtе. Іt іs оf lеgіtіmаtе іntеrеst fоr us tо knоw hоw yоu аrе fundеd. І hаvе mаdе nо sеcrеt аbоut my bаckgrоund аs І аm nоt аshаmеd оf іt. But І wоuld bе thе fіrst tо rеcоgnіsе thаt іt іs yоur prеrоgаtіvе nоt tо tеll us, іf yоu chооsе nоt tо.

    Іt іs аbundаntly clеаr thаt yоu hаtе thе judіcіаry. Tо mе (just mе), іt іs а bіt lіkе sаyіng І hаtе Hаzеl Blаіrs wіthоut аlsо nаmіng Blаіr, Blаіr, Brоwn, Mаndеlsоn, Cаmpbеll, Prеscоtt, Hаrmаn, Wооlаs, аnd sо mаny оthеrs оf whоm yоu wеll knоw thе nаmеs. Thе whоlе shеbаng wаs hоpеlеssly cоrruptеd. Nоt аll Lаbоur, еіthеr. І іncludе bаnkеrs BTW.

    І аlsо mоurn thе dеаth (оr murdеr) оf Dаvіd Kеlly. І hаvе nоt hаd tіmе tо rеаd thе аrtіclеs yоu mеntіоn sо wіll nоt cоmmеnt mоrе.

    Іt іs tо bе hоpеd thаt yоu аrе nоt tоо much оffеndеd by whаt І hаvе sаіd. І dоn’t wаnt yоu tо аgrее wіth mе. І just wоuld prеfеr а cіvіlіsеd dіscоursе.

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      There is a 2 after my moniker because of the fucking mоdbоt which always gets you when it is most inconvenient. However, it is me and eventually, the other comment will surface no doubt.

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      Your delay is response is not a problem for me as I would prefer it to be considered, if indeed that is your reason for delaying. I posit nothing in respect of that except to hope you will recognise that I am attempting to reach out to you – without compromising my beliefs. There seems more that unites us than divides us but, paradoxically, that is always the most dangerous ground in politics. You know the opposition hold different views. It is when someone who is supposed to be on your side holds apparently daft views that you get most annoyed e.g. Maria Miller for me. I await your response when you are ready to give it.

      Good night.

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      Pliny the Welder says:

      The resorting to groupthink SC is n evolutionary survival trait that is ingrained into our subconscious. When you consider that 90% – 95% of you behaviour is a product of your subconscious , you can see how this can be used by the unscrupulous to suborn the group.
      Two points:
      1) you can train yourself to avoid this, but it is hard and not always effective, as you tend to become cynical or paranoid
      2) it doesn’t apply to psychopaths – they have a natural advantage over the group, as long as their dials are not all maxed to 11.

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      @Pliny the Welder

      I agree with what you say and, indeed, have traced this path myself in its first branch. Fortunately for me it was under the guidance of one of of my intellectual heroes, Bertrand Russell, not unfortunately in person, though I used to watch him on the TV and listen to him on the Radio when he was not banging on about CND.

      I read all his books and became so skeptical that I even refused to believe that I existed. This phase lasted for some two decades but I gradually came to terms with the ineluctable conclusion that Russell had philosophically thrown the baby out with the bathwater.

      An important thing here was that I discovered all this from self-study, not from academic attendance. Your valid point about survival technique is guarded against to a great extent IMO by an awareness of the problem. Indeed recognising any problem is always the essential first step in dealing with it.

      By the same token, one does not wish to fall into an equally problematic trap whilst in headlong flight! Without making this over-long, it may help to explain why I fight BW like a … (casts around for a suitable expression) … like a cat.

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    Saffron says:

    Murdo is now in the firing line,well thats fine,but what about others who should be in the firing line also.
    Politics today is crap in that in that we the voters are being conned by people who should’nt be allowed anywere near politics.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Shit. By the time I’ve taken to type my moniker, I’ve forgotten what I was going to say. Humanities’s loss.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    OYG.

    BBC NEWS

    Video of 3 nurses giving ONE patient an ice lolly.

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  36. 77

    More evil than Blair? Or Brown? Or Campbell? Or Falconer, damn him?

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      I would be most surprised if you were my target as my interests are largely out of the UK.

      As for Murdoch, he is doing what many before have done. You are quite right, he is not going to back the wrong horse. I am not a fan but one should recognise that, in this symbiotic existence, he is more following than leading. He does not chose the king but he rides the king’s horse.

      No one can call it a clean business but, for me, it is the politicos who make the rules and therefore, they are to blame before anyone, regardless of who is spraying money in the background.

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      Johnny says says:

      The power and influence of Murdoch comes from the politicians who crave being painted in a good light by his publications. They don’t have to synchronise government policy announcements with newspaper stories as Labour so shamelessly did for example. They choose to.

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Lib Dumbs want to reduce Trident fro 4 to 3 subs. Shitting on the fence ‘r us.

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      Ah! Monika says:

      Living up North is great. But Y O Y do the BBC ” Where you live ” force us to listen to our own accents?

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        Catty Comment (Ms) says:

        Probably because you are the only ones watching, so it doesn’t make a lot of difference to anybody else.

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    Tom Watson says:

    Hacking Hugh Grant’s voicemail is a far more disgraceful crime than letting 13,000 people die.

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    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “…I am not some disgruntled activist.”
    I suppose you’re fairly “gruntled,” then?

    In all seriousness, I was hypothesising, not asserting, that you had been some sort of disillusioned do-gooder. It does seem a bit peculiar, to me at any rate, that anyone would start from where you appear to be now– that sort of vehemence against the System which I associate with those who have been spitefully used by it, those who now look to settle accounts, personal as well as societal, with the corrupt fools who inhabit it.

    It would not follow from that hypothesis that you belonged to and acted in the name of any specific organisation. Many good and honest and yes, even reasonable one-person crusades are undertaken, with the consequent result that, should they ever achieve any sort of notice, it is usually of the patronising quixotic-labelling bless-his-little-cotton-socks variety at best, and of the finger-rolling-near-the-temple why-hasn’t-this-man-been-sectioned-yet?-variety at worst. Many one-person crusades are conducted with the rationale that, if I allow myself to be co-opted, it will be down to me, and not some board of associates engaging in raw politics.

    Of course, unless one is able to be heard in the first place so that he can say to his listeners, Do thou likewise!, not much good can he accomplish thereby if he is permitted to speak but measures are taken that nobody will be there to listen. I just wondered when and where you realised someone was shining you on by giving you the impression that you could get something accomplished whilst all the while subverting your intentions. There had to have been some sort of a moment like that, I’d have thought, because I, and many others who post on this blog, have had that same sort of experience. It comes with wanting to change things and believing that someone needs to make a start, so why not me?

    Long ago, I determined, as I’ve said before, I would follow in the footsteps of B!lly Joel mixed with Gandhi, and BE the lunatic I was looking for. Those with ears hear. If what you say is in any way consonant with reality, it’s gonna hafta come out one way or another, sooner or later. Reality has a funny way of doing that.

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    Michael Abubongo says:

    Oh allah, why did you not stop that kuffar smashing my two front teeth in?

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      The cat in the hat says:

      Be grateful for small mercies oh thick one. It is to me that thanks are due that you still have the back ones.

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    A GP on £150,000 + private work says:

    A number of patients have asked my if Kate’s baby will be “induced”. This has confused me, I don’t mind admitting!

    The only inducements I know about are being slipped £1000 in cash to bump off granny with a shot of insulin before the inheritance is squandered on nursing home fees.

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    • 102
      Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

      If I slip you a grand will you bump off Jeremy Hunt before he squanders the country on the alter of blinkered politics? And do you do a volume discount?

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    • 211
      GMC says:

      The Doctor-Patient relationship is a sacred trust established across millennia.

      Consider yourself struck off.

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  42. 94
    Owen Jones says:

    My thoughts tonight are with the family of Michael Adebelajo over this horrific and senseless attack on him. Another tragic victim of government cuts.

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  43. 95
    Labour is a criminal party says:

    If your blood pressure can handle it, Harriet is on Newsnight shortly.

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    • 105
      John Inver....analymouse says:

      There always from her clock seems to be a bad smell around her wherever she is, haughty bitch.

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  44. 96
    Cnut the Great says:

    Come on England

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    rupe the dingo says:

    Try $hit on me Vaz and you`ll be in that Calcutta slum before the day`s out.

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      Matilda says:

      He’s from the Yemen which, according to some telly prog yesterday, is riddled from top to bottom with torture gangs and people traffickers. Still, I suppose Calcutta is near enough for your purposes…

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    • 201
      Smig says:

      Save the airfare. Paddle the fat bastard across to Traitors Gate.

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  46. 100
    Farage Airways - Fly by Liar says:

    Why is Rupe complaining about using 14 cops in dawn raids? Look at it this way; Guido is a journalist (at least he writes and takes money from Rupe which seems to match the definition of a Sun journo). If the cops raided Guido they would need at least 14 men, numerous alsations and heavy duty tasers if they found themselves between Guido and his drinks cabinet. Dawn raids and many cops seems the least necessary to guarantee safety when dealing with alcoholic journos.

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    • 138
      albacore says:

      Why no early-hours raids on N H S slayers?
      That’s too hot for Plod, so keep saying your prayers
      ‘Cos there’s far more chance of divine intervention
      Than of Parliament paying any attention

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        Common Purpose says:

        Why no early-hours raids on NHS slayers?

        We simply cannot comment on these affairs.

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  47. 103
    Labour is a criminal party says:

    First Michael Adebelajo is assaulted, then a mosque gets a threat. All round a good news day.

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  48. 104
    John Inver....analymouse says:

    Bartoli is going to be a looker. There. Done. Move on.

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  49. 106
    AIDS riddeled junkie scum in Edinburgh dogshite City. Which I am related to! Leeching SCUM! says:

    The BBC are just boring leeching SCUM!

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  50. 107
    Atilla The Hun says:

    This blog has become a bit boring and a bit tame since Guido became Murdoch’s bitch, no more dead tree press?

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  51. 109
    Macshane thinks miliband will loose the next election says:

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      The cat in the hat says:

      I don’t know Denis. But I should have thought it was likely.

      There may be some translation work you can assist with. Of you go.

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      • 135
        Warder D Block says:

        Is he allowed to do confidential work from D wing particularly as his cell mate Bubba ” the meat” can’t be trusted to keep a secret

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    • 202
      Smig says:

      Piss off you thieving bastard.

      Don’t you have some litter picking to do?

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    Fishy says:

    Harm-men on Labour’s Newsnight for a chat about wimmin’s equality in sport. Lots of leading questions on a night when the England Wimmins Football team showed just how crap they were.

    But moving on to talk about Muirfield (and in fairness to Cruella de Maitless) she had to defend why Labour didn’t take action against the all mail golf club in 2002.

    She says that in her equality act she didn’t legislate because she / Labour couldn’t get agreement (with the other parties).

    I think she was lying. Unlike politics today, Labour was not a minority government.

    Harman had the votes to legislate, but no challenge from Maitless

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      Bazinga! says:

      Why was there no counterpoint? I guess because Harpic hates being talked to by anyone with a brain (a man naturally)

      As for the dozy woman next to her who whinged all the way through, yet her only claim to fame is getting her kit off for GQ mag (no doubt the most she’s ever earned)

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      • 124
        Fishy says:

        Here’ a counterpoint.

        Women’s football is absolutely rubbish. The England team tonight probably couldn’t compete in the 4th tier of non-league football (despite the BBC speculating their hopeless manager could manage in league football)

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        • 147
          Nordy B'stad - Stand up Comedian says:

          I would say my mother in law could do better, but that would be a lie.

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    • 122
      The cat in the hat says:

      I have it on good authority that when Muirfield let women become members Jack Dromedary intends to apply. Apparently he’s a dab hand in the dunes and only need to go in the clubhouse for a drink twice a month.

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  53. 111
    Bazinga! says:

    I think they should show 50% female sports on TV

    1. Oil wrestling
    2. Beach Volleyball
    3. Mud Wrestling

    I suspect the viewing figures would be sky high.

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    • 133
      John Inforapenny inforathousand says:

      Suits me.

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    • 137
      Fuck the LibLabCon says:

      Well said.

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    • 141
      Non Sequitur says:

      Dog: The Bounty Hunter

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      • 148
        Duane Chapman, alias "Dog," says:

        Better a “Hunter” than a munter, punter. (And that ain’t chunter, Bunter.)
        Thought I’d whip in a little Limey lingo on your asses.

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        • 156
          Non Sequitur says:

          Keep it pure, Dog, keep it pure.

          Strong morally pure show such as yours is what Britain needs.

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    • 171
      Curly wonders says:

      My other half keeps asking me this: If men golfers can wear proper trousers and shirts when they play why do women golfers have to dress in skimpy tops and excessively short pink shorts? Same question for tennis; men wear proper shorts below the knee, but the “ladies” insist on wearing clothes that always reveal their cleavages and frilly knickers.

      I have no answer for her, except to she that she is female so she should already know the answer.

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      • 172
        Curly wonders says:

        * oops, first “she” should be “say” – but you already knew that anyway.

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  54. 113
    I don't want to share the same air as Edinburgh leeching Labour voting dogshite on my shoe! AIDS Riddeled Junkie SCUM! says:

    Utter Scum¡

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  55. 118
    Bazinga! says:

    Funny that Harriet Harpic doesn’t want equality in the army. You’d think she’d be up for wanting 50% of the army women and a few female bodyb ags dragged home from the battlefield.

    Oh hang on…perhaps not, equality doesn’t go that far does it

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  56. 125
    Ruprecht says:

    It’s the second or third most humble day of my very, very humble life. sigh.

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  57. 128
    Fishy says:

    George Galloway said (above),

    Don’t all the Muzzies in Belmarsh share the same wing? Meaning the geezer who done Lee Rigbys killer could be a Jihad loon aswell?

    Apparent he was injured in a confrontation with warders. G4S have gone up in my estimation.

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    • 139
      Warder no 1648 says:

      Well it Woz like this your ‘onour

      I Woz Standin there minding me own as you do and he came up to me and smashed is mouth against me riot batten. I said come on mate you can’t be doing that which point he dun it again and for good measure he then smashed his bollocks against me left hobnail boot.

      It’s the truff I tells ya.

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      • 155
        Warder no 1649 says:

        Well yer ‘onor,

        As 1648 said, that’s ‘ow it ‘appened.

        I saw ‘im, the geezer, and thawt to moyself, that geezer is really going to hurt ‘imself if he keeps hitting his head against 1648’s batton like 1648 said.

        After that, when my colleague turned aside, for the protection of the inmate like, the geezer then throws ‘imself down the stairs a few times.

        Well, we realized that he wasn’t mad when we found the banana soap wrapper, and we had a right chuckle about that in the staff canteen like. Damned stuff should be banned on the wing, but the guvnor says it would hurt the inmates ‘ooman rights like.

        Caused a big commotion, bad as we woz getting the whip round for the local children’s hospice sorted owt.

        Charity and helping sick kiddies is very important to us guards and all of us on the wing like. Not sure if the geezer has put in yet, your ‘onour…

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  58. 130
    Tony 'murderer' B.liar. says:

    Why the fuck is Tony B.liar the murderer still M.E. envoy. Did he not make a killing with mobile mass deals at the expense of the P@lest!nians.

    Trickett is a Unite Mong.

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jul/18/tony-blair-david-cameron-lynton-crosby

    You can wrap fags up in anything you want and people will still smoke! This is just stupidity now! Labour look sad & DESPERATE! They have been exposed as unionists puppets & are a liability on the NHS.

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    Effin rediculous says:

    re 122

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  60. 140
    Effin rediculous says:

    Bugger your stats Geedo, I’m off to bed.

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  61. 143
    Kate says:

    Dilated!!!!! FFS it’s wider than the Mersey Tunnel.

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  62. 153
    Z!onist Response to Withdrawal of Whip from David Ward says:

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    jesus is real says:

    .
    .
    did you not get the memo ?
    What memo ?
    the memo about the guns ?
    No
    look get on the phone to Beirut and ask them about the guns
    what guns ? you do it I don’t fucking know.
    hello.
    hello is that beirut ?
    have you got the guns ?
    the fucking guns , have you got the guns ?
    look
    G for Jesus
    U for onions
    N for knickers
    and S for cement
    the fucking guns ?

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    Waitey Katie says:

    This is getting fucking ridiculous now yah. I feel like I’ve eaten 10 servings of beluga & foie gras yah. William you bastard, this is the last time I play with your love sausage yah. Fergie warned me about these royal types yah, I should have listened yah.

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  65. 180
    The public sector says:

    It’s such a nice summer’s day, reckon we’ll slip off home about 3pm. Hope that’s OK?

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    uncivil partnerships says:

    Well, well well. Kudos to all posting above.
    I take it all back. There are hearts beating beneath the anonymous exteriors that post on this blog. My initial put down of both SC and BW was actually an indirect compliment to them both since their ramblings do precipitate food for thought. The included ‘yawn’ was uncalled for. My bad.
    We all makes mistakes I suppose. Can Two Wrongs make a Right?

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    • 195

      I have said that I will reserve judgment, not to be difficult but because one needs the evidence present before coming to conclusions. I emphatically don’t want to pre-judge this, despite the welter of previous verbiage and so would caution against early pronouncements of a good outcome.

      Have no problem with what you said at all and certainly took no offence. As mentioned above, some are sick of it and others get the popcorn out. I prefer to use whatever limited powers of expression I possess to set out my beliefs and engage with others about them but can assume other roles if the situation seems to call for it. In all honesty, I prefer the former, if duller, approach.

      In all this, the signature style of most people’s postings tend to seep through their message and identify who they are. In your case it shone through! :-)

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“Sunday, May 10, 1998

Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

I presume he was keen for us to know that he has one — and that she’s not a ‘beard’. I don’t think he does anything without calculation.”



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