January 27th, 2014

So, Will Tom Watson Now Quit the Mirror?

Tom Watson’s verdict on phone hackers back in May 2012:

“These people corrupted our country. They brought shame on our police force and our Parliament. They lied and cheated, blackmailed and bullied. We should all be ashamed when we think how we cowered before them for so long.

But to really stop requires more than tokenistic retribution. It needs conclusive attribution. The very cornerstone of justice is that those really responsible are held to account – that the rich and the powerful are as low in the face of the law as the most humble and weak.”

Given today’s revelations in court about hacking at Mirror Group, presumably Mirror columnist Watson will now be resigning from the paper…


86 Comments

  1. 1
    Peter Grimes says:

    Would FaTWATson EVER do anything honourable?

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  2. 2
    Paul B says:

    Fat chance.

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  3. 3
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    Unlikely that the hypocritical fat tw@ will ever do anything honourable.

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  4. 4
    Tow Watson says:

    Oi, play the game!

    It’s only wrong when evil Tory papers do it!

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  5. 10
    All the fun of a lynching without the mess says:

    Why should he be made to resign? Far more fun to be had first with the oily hypocrite weaving and dissembling for all he’s worth.

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  6. 11
    Tom Wätson says:

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  7. 13
    Kiss my arse, it's better looking than my face says:

    Watson is a man with the integrity of a toad.

    Oh, you’re right …. and the looks.

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  8. 14
    Anon...........& Voting UKIP.ORG says:

    I thought fat tw*atson is a founder member of

    “Hypocrites are Us !!”

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  9. 14
    Holly says:

    Is this moron for real?
    I don’t know about his personal reasons for stumping all the blame on the journo’s,print press, but I personally stick the blame 100% on the police!

    They are there to uphold the law. No excuses! That is what they are paid to do and what we have the right to expect them to do.
    Over and over again, coincidently since the gobshites in Labour were booted out of power, there has been cover up, lies, falsifying statements etc.

    I have little time for the lazy journo’s who STILL pander, and giggle excitedly at the sight of a Labour bod, and suck up to them in their presence, but this excuse of a artichoke, is beyond contempt.

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  10. 22
    BBC Nooze says:

    Yvette Cooper’s not looking very happy these days. Things not well in the Balls household?

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  11. 24
    A thpin doctor says:

    No thtory here, itth all about the cotht of living cwithith, the BBC will back me up on thith one.

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  12. 25
    BBC news special report says:

    Aaah….yeah but no but yeah but no, the real criminals are from the right wing press, the left wing press are completely honest and hacked phones only with the best of intentions. And thats the real difference between the right and the left, the right are selfish and nasty and the left are wholly good with only the best of intentions.

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  13. 27
    Mike Hancock says:

    I’m justified and I’m ancient
    And I drive an ice cream van

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  14. 30
    Border Terrier says:

    The Guardian told lies – alleged hackers just listened in.

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  15. 33
    What an odious prick says:

    I’ve just caught up with the news about the letter sent to Clegg. Why hasn’t this c-unt resigned yet? He’s been proved to be a liar time and time again. There should be a concerted campaign to force him to resign.

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    • 65
      The most amusing claim ever says:

      But HE never received it…..AND you can’t prove otherwise …

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    • 76
      broderick crawford says:

      why not just ” redact ” him

      Ahh come in Bond ….. we were just discussing your particular attributes. …

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  16. 34
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    I’m not sure what I wish for more…winning the lottery or finding out that the Guardian were also involved! Wouldn’t life be sweet?….

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  17. 35
    Mr Potato Head2 says:

    So is the Daily Mirror going to do the decent thing now and close itself down?

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  18. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Is that pizza wheel still working?

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  19. 38
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

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  20. 40
    Perry Mason says:

    “holy wrong”.

    Quite!

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  21. 41
    Dweeb says:

    I see Labour is back on form with control freakery. Andy Burnham is proposing a Bill to ban smoking in the car with children present.

    It didn’t do me any harm even though we went everywhere in a permanent fog as kids.

    But let’s assume it is harmful. The only people who do it these days are oiks and chavs, so I say it should be encouraged as part of the gene pool cleansing programme.

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    • 51
      Anonymous says:

      Why don’t we just ban cars? That actually would save lives.

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      • 53
        A Car says:

        Banning children would eventually have the same effect.

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        • 62
          Casual Observer 6 says:

          It does do them less harm than serious sexual abuse at the hands of the BBC and their staff, not to mention the pederasts that work in social services and care homes, or the enrichment – like those who got arrested up in Newcastle and elsewhere.

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    • 52
      Sir Walter says:

      Turn the blower on full. Point the airflow to feet only. Close all windows except the driver’s – leave that open about an inch.

      Hold cig in right hand and exhale in the general direction of the window gap. The smoke is carried up on a cushion of air and blown straight out.

      You can smoke to your heart’s content and no-one will notice. Trust me, it works.

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    • 60
      Casual Observer 6 says:

      They did that in Canada a few years back.

      It sort of makes sense – to be honest as a smoker I tend to avoid smoking if there are children around – when out in public.

      But there are more pressing issues to be dealt with, such as Burnham’s wholesale murder on the NHS and the EU referendum / exit strategy.

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  22. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Any news on that pizza wheel?

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  23. 44
    me says:

    Ha ha.

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  24. 45

    Fatboyz Pizza Menu

    19. Fatboyz Wonder:

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  25. 47
    The Guardian says:

    ..if you have good intentions and are a lefty, then criminal behaviour is acceptable.

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  26. 48

    Twatson will tell us that only a unimportant reporters were involved and that the Mirror Group is unfortunate to be soiled by the crime of a few over-enthusiastic individuals. He will then use all his contacts made over NOTW – gate in an attempt to keep as much evidence out of any investigation into Trinity-Mirror as he can.

    A true Socialist.

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    • 85
      Every Dog Has His Day says:

      Yeah, unimportant reporters who hacked into Charles and Camilla’s phones back around 2003 and unleashed Camillagate. Of course the intimate call where Charles tells her he wants to be inside her like a tampon jumped off the phone lines, onto a memory stick and rolled into a lift at Canary Wharf . It was kicked out on 21st floor, flew through the air and landed in an internal envelope which Piers Morgan happened to be the recipient of. Oh hang on, this was in the days before memory sticks … must have been floppy!

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  27. 55
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    The campaign by Watson always had a large dose of political motivation. Will the fat turd resign from the Mirror Group – will he f*ck

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  28. 59
    Back1woodsman says:

    Oh dear ! It really is very difficult to find anything positive to say about Tom Watson. A sort of white Keith Vaz.

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  29. 67
    Ed Jong-Mil says:

    This is all lies! Death to traitors! Buy the Mirror! Death to hypocrites!

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  30. 69
    nell says:

    “These people corrupted our country. They brought shame on our police force and our Parliament. They lied and cheated, blackmailed and bullied.”

    OMGoodness! I never thought I’d hear twatson admit to labour’s sins from their 13 years of terror!!

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  31. 70
    stushie says:

    Why all the stushie? Fatso is an archetypical labour/trade union hypocrite.
    His kind will always rise to the top.Just like shit.

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  32. 71
    Steamboat Pete says:

    re Peter Grimes comment at top.
    How about declaring a FATWAtson on all of them!

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  33. 72
    Gripper Stebson says:

    Cat Funt

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  34. 77
    broderick crawford says:

    HUGH CUDLIPP SAYS

    I m turning in my grave as we speak.

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  35. 82
    Anonymous says:

    “They brought shame on our [...] Parliament”? No, that would be the thieving/defrauding/lying MP’s who abused the expenses system and tried to cover it up.

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