November 26th, 2013

Brooks ‘Discussed Phone Hacking’ at Chequers

The Old Bailey have been hearing from Dom Loehnis, a former Telegraph journo turned head-hunter and close old friend of the Prime Minister. Called by the prosecution, Loehnis has told the court that he sat next to Rebekah Brooks at David Cameron’s fortieth Birthday party hosted at the PM’s grace and favour country pad Chequers in 2010. The conversation was rather fruity:

As early as 2010, Brooks did not believe Coulson could survive in N0.10:

Yet he didn’t jump until 2011?

Loehnis came onto the police radar when a latter he wrote to Brooks after she resigned from News International was discovered. Sharp intakes of breath in Downing Street this afternoon….


  1. 1
    Fishy says:

    Sharp intakes of breath in Downing Street this afternoon….



  2. 2
    DtP says:

    Well, who would have guessed that Cameron’s political antennae are totally useless? Let’s get Murdoch’s stooge under the stairs and everything will be alright – chump.


  3. 4

    Very penetrating stuff.


  4. 6
    The British media are cunts says:

    Who gives a fuck?


  5. 8
    The PM's twitching chocolate starfish muscle says:



  6. 9
    You'd think if it was that important spelling would be paramount. says:


    • 12
      M103 says:

      He is right and Miliband is ahead of Cameron on this one, as usual.


      • 31
        brown-dog says:

        If you honestly believe that libertarian Ed will nationalise any industry then you are clearly deluded.

        Ed’s lot were behind the abolition of clause iv from the Labour Party ‘s constition. It was THE defining moment for the creation of New Labour, a liberal-democratic party [i.e. libertarian!] (as opposed to the socialist Old Labour).


        • 85
          Toxic Labour for spongers, parasites, immigrants and criminals says:

          If you think Ed Multimillionaireband will do anything positive for the UK you are a deluded idiot. His only interest is in allowing another tidal wave of shit immigrants to engulf us, wasting all the assets that have any value, raising taxes and funding parasites and spongers.


          • Let me guess. Like many of the right wingers on here, you are in your 40s, still live with mum and have yet to have a girlfriend/boyfriend.


          • Toxic Labour for spongers, parasites, immigrants and criminals says:

            Wrong on all counts. I’ve paid over 40 years of massive tax bills to fund idiots like you so go and get an education but pay for it yourself as I did.


    • 17
      Oops says:

      Just don’t tell him most state-owned energy suppliers in Europe are more expensive

      Seizing private assets would cause a run on the Pound making imported oil and gas even more expensive. Oops.


      • 52
        Sir William Wayde says:

        Energy prices dropped sharply after the industry was privatised.


        • 74
          Mitch says:

          Where are they now in relation? Privatisation has been a complete disaster.


          • Anonymous says:

            Although dearer than the turn of the millennium, gas and electricity prices are far cheaper today than they were in the 70s. Ordinary People then could only afford to heat one room and only keep one light on.


          • Ma­qb­­oul says:

            Still cheaper in relative terms. Problem is wholesale prices on the world markets rise. There’s fuck all an nationalised industry or Owen Jones could do about that.

            If Government sincerely wants to affect prices then it could lower its taxes right through the supply chain.


          • Anonymous says:

            We could get fracking. That would help.


    • 21
      Joe says:

      Oh dear the drama queen is getting in a tizzy again, she needs cock.


    • 28
      Why do socialists think money solves everything? and other people's money at that says:

      Or gran could do what she used to do and wear Grandma clothes.


    • 35
      Berghaus says:

      Lag a Gran…Not the Attic.


    • 37
      Raving Loon says:

      Too young to remember the 1970’s I guess.


    • 55
      Throw another peasant on the fire says:

      What we need is global warming.

      The coldest March since 1963 might have had something to do with it.


    • 87

      Well What about?

      Blaming the fucking MET office, Ed Miliband and the Guardian for ramming it down everyones’ throats that the world is warming up, it will never Snow in England again and cold winter weather is a thing of the past? So Old ladies throw away your thermal undies.


  7. 10
    Anonymous says:

    David Cameron was 43 when he became PM – so there is no way his 40th Birthday Party could have taken place at Chequers….

    Something doesn’t quite stack up


  8. 18
    labour sleeze says:

    Great isnt it
    After a year of pissing about and as the Labour party are engulfed in scandal regarding Falkirk and co op someone makes a decision and plebgate is front and centre
    What a relief for labour now watch how much time the BBC puts on this story and compare and contrast the complete silence on falkirk and co op


    • 25
      BBC 10 O'Clock news says:

      Plebgate, Coulson, Brooks Cameron Birthday party, more Co-op smears

      In other news a dog has been heard barking.


    • 26
      They've even been banging on about cyclists rights on DP says:


      • 75
        If it saves just one life etc says:

        Introduce a licence and driving test for cyclists along the same lines as the motorbike test.


    • 79
      There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood leads on to fortune says:

      Stop complaining Cameron HAD his chance to sort out the BBC and he ducked it so h and the Tory party must expect to be “monstered” by them ahead of Labour’s Election Victory in May 2015


  9. 23
    yourstuffed says:

    It’s not everyday you get to be a witness in a major media circus trial!


  10. 24
    Lazy Journo says:

    Falkirk’s in Scotland. Nobody cares.

    Now if it was in Ealing or Clapham you’d have a story.


  11. 27
    Rebekah, Dave's personal advisor says:

    I told you so

    Dave will be sunk by the criminal behaviour of his close friends

    And their criminal discussions at Chequers, in Downing Street and at the pads of the various members of the Chipping Norton Set

    Lots of love




  12. 32
    Headhunters and hacks unite says:

    Sounds suitably dodgy


    Looking for a job with our Bekks I suppose?

    Lovely how all these people kiss the arse of Rebbekah even after she was charged with multiple ofences

    And then talk about “moral collapse” when the plebs revolt


  13. 34
    Big Killick says:

    I expect Rebekah learnt about PINs from Piers Morgan.


  14. 38
    Fishy says:

    When Scotland becomes independent will the maritime boundaries that Bliar altered be returned to their original position?

    Or are the Scotchlanders going to nick English Oil and gas?


    • 83
      John says:

      If you want a serious answer I think international law will stop England trying to “steal” Scottish oil should independence come to pass (it won’t, the English media are completely misrepresenting the average viewpoint in Scotland which is favourable to both the English and the UK). Sorry about that but most of us like most of you.


    • 126

      The maritime boundaries are a very important point, I am sure that when they were changed it amounted to an illegal annexation of English territorial waters which largely went unnoticed.
      Not only that , the oilfields were developed as a British asset with most of the financing through BP .


  15. 39
    Sir William Wayde says:

    In other exciting news, Prem Chopra, office manager at Advanced Plastic Products Limited in Northampton, says “We are forever running put of pencils. It’s as though somebody eats them. I’ve got my eye on Alex from accounts as the likely culprit.”


  16. 49
    When 1 became 5 says:

    Five UK police officers will face gross misconduct proceedings over “Plebgate” row, police watchdog says


  17. 52
    At least they ain't stupid then says:


  18. 54
    Voter says:

    The Old Bailey HAS. It is singular.


  19. 58
    Gordon Brown says:

    My PIN code is 0000%


  20. 60
    Wiki Weeps says:

    The moral of the story in all of this is not to leave a paper trail, use payg phones topped up with cash, do not text, use encrypted email, do not use google and whatever you do do avoid Microsoft software like the plague.


  21. 61
    A kindly word for anyone thinking of going mobile says:

    Mobiles? Don’t get me started.A void Virgin Mobile like the plague. Seriously. Still being billed for a contract that ended 3 months ago, despite calls and emails and more calls and more emails and …. in a word hey are shit imo.


    • 68
      International Dialling Code for Necka Island says:

      Are you adding +1 284 to the beginning of your number


    • 69
      Gideon Osborne says:

      It’s all down to poor regulation imho.


      • 82
        The Public says:

        I put it down to systematic indifference to following the law and outrageous levels of greed. There kinds of ‘errors’ and ‘ineffiencies’ never work the other way round in the customer’s favour


  22. 81
    Joe Bloggs says:

    I can imagine ‘dave’ laughing at the table over the possibility of listening to what the ‘oiks’ are discussing via VM.

    I think he should be summoned to give evidence.


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  24. 99
    Ex pat ex higher rate taxpayer says:

    I thought I was paying for Chequers as a place to deal with matters of State.

    I did not think I was paying for the social life of an Eton toff.

    Sell the place off and if a VIP arrives then hire the top floor of some fancy five star hotel for the weekend.

    To think we all pay taxes for this shambles.


    • 125
      John Bellingham says:

      As Chequers was bequeathed to the nation specifically for the PRIVATE use of the serving Prime Minister as a country retreat and as such is enshrined in the Chequers Estate Act of 1917, I am not sure that it is within the power of the government to dispose of it other than returning it to the Lee family or donating it to the national Trust as happened with the balance of the Coombe Estate. A similar situation applies to Chevening and Dorneywood.


  25. 102
    Massively-Foreheaded Twat says:

    I want to know more about this ‘Exciting and unpredictable ride’.



  26. 103
    altruism in industry says:

    bloody ‘ell is the prime minister 43 years old ? I think this explains everything. He comes from the generation without a clue.


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  28. 113
    Onthecase says:

    David Cameron was 40 in 2006, not 2010


  29. 114
    Aristander of Telmissus says:

    “Loehnis has told the court that *he* sat next to Rebekah”

    “Loehnis tells court brooks told *her* she didn’t think coulson could survive”

    What’s this? A quick sex-change in court?


  30. 123
    Gordon says says:



  31. 124
    Mustapha Wren says:

    Are the jury deliberating yet?


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