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?

  2. 2
    Paul B says:

    Fat chance.

  3. 3
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

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

  4. 4
    Tow Watson says:

    Oi, play the game!

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

  5. 5
    Twatson's conscience says:

    Don’t hold your breath Geedo

  6. 6

    Q1. Do they pay him?

  7. 7
    Ma­qbo­ul says:

    Fat chance.

  8. 8
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    When have you seen a socialist do anything for nowt? They are experts at doing nowt for something though.

  9. 9
    Alex Dumas says:

    Go on .

    Kick an 80 year old man where it hurts.

    You know you will enjoy it.

  10. 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.

  11. 11
    Tom Wätson says:

  12. 12
    Fish says:

    Hypocrisy is in a Socialists DNA

  13. 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.

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

    I thought fat tw*atson is a founder member of

    “Hypocrites are Us !!”

  15. 15
    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.

  16. 16

    Q2. Does he eat a lot?

  17. 17
    Dolly Parton says:

    I sleep on my back, and my mate the bear defecates in them woods.

  18. 18

    You really do flatter the man.

    Were he that honest!

  19. 19
    Artichoke says:

    I say! Do you mind?

  20. 20

    Q3. Does a duck swim?

  21. 21
    Mustapha Djinn says:

    In the DNA of most in the political arena.

  22. 22
    BBC Nooze says:

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

  23. 23
    Cinna says:

    Isn’t he sponsored by Ginsters?

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 26

    No further questions, M’lud.

  27. 27
    Mike Hancock says:

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

  28. 28
    Hugh Janus says:

    There’s no finer hypocrite than a socialist hypocrite. It takes years of practice, and they really are very very good at it.

  29. 29

    She used to be the next leader…

  30. 30
    Border Terrier says:

    The Guardian told lies – alleged hackers just listened in.

  31. 31
    Hugh Janus says:

    Offensive to toads, and all other pondlife.

  32. 32
    Peter Grimes says:

    Ed Bollox keeps returning her thongs soiled and unwashed. He wears them under his SS uniform.

    Mind you she doesn’t half get through a lot of his razor blades for such a callow youth.

  33. 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.

  34. 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?….

  35. 35
    Mr Potato Head2 says:

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

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Is that pizza wheel still working?

  37. 37
    Mr Potato Head2 says:

    Ed had got fed up of fucking her and his new mistress that he wishes to fuck is the British economy.

  38. 38
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  39. 39
    Hugh Janus says:

    Even sweeter if Moron’s ‘evidence’ is found wanting!

  40. 40
    Perry Mason says:

    “holy wrong”.

    Quite!

  41. 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.

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:

    Any news on that pizza wheel?

  43. 43
    Fatbott says:

    Oh ya, it’s taken me years to perfect.

  44. 44
    me says:

    Ha ha.

  45. 45

    Fatboyz Pizza Menu

    19. Fatboyz Wonder:

  46. 46

    From Fatboyz Pizza Menu

    19. Fatboyz Wonder:

  47. 47
    The Guardian says:

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

  48. 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.

  49. 49
    Jasmin Beckett says:

    But Ed, I thought you loved ME!

  50. 50
    The Guardian says:

    …erm..

  51. 51
    Anonymous says:

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

  52. 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.

  53. 53
    A Car says:

    Banning children would eventually have the same effect.

  54. 54

    Sorry. Browser crash lead to this repetition.

  55. 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

  56. 56
    Gordon F Brown says:

    Obese chancer… I never liked the man.

  57. 57
    Toads 'r' Us says:

    That’s an offensive comparison…

  58. 58
    Toads 'r' Us says:

    I don’t think newspapers do ‘the decent thing’, do they?

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 61
    bunterwatch says:

    some hope bob hope and no hope

  62. 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.

  63. 63
    green ink says:

    must be their common slime gene .. just different hues

  64. 64
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    You could not make it up, What a two faced tosser.

  65. 65
    The most amusing claim ever says:

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

  66. 66
    Elvis says:

    Of course he won’t that would require honesty and decency- qualities lacking in Twatson.

  67. 67
    Ed Jong-Mil says:

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

  68. 68
    John Bellingham says:

    I am sure that when the time is right, Mr Miliband will hold on to both Balls.

  69. 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!!

  70. 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.

  71. 71
    Steamboat Pete says:

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

  72. 72
    Gripper Stebson says:

    Cat Funt

  73. 73
    broderick crawford says:

    perhaps she ll take up caravanning like “Thomas a …” Beckett.

  74. 74
    broderick crawford says:

    With his paunch if sphericals attempted to fuck ANYONE he risks a double hernia .

  75. 75
    broderick crawford says:

    you mean he s already lining them up in his ” crosshairs” ??

  76. 76
    broderick crawford says:

    why not just ” redact ” him

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

  77. 77
    broderick crawford says:

    HUGH CUDLIPP SAYS

    I m turning in my grave as we speak.

  78. 78
    headmistress says:

    Coincidentally, your otherwise admirable rant was spoiled by your spelling.

    It is ‘coincidentally’ and not what you wrote.

  79. 79
    Fly on the wall says:

    They might if the Hacked Off morons ask them very nicely!

  80. 80
    Fly on the wall says:

    A bit like Snow’s socks? Holey wrong…

  81. 81
    Henry Crun says:

    In the septic tank that is the Labour Party, the biggest turds always float to the too.

  82. 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.

  83. 83
    Rightwinggit says:

    How about a Jiheadbutt?

  84. 84
    Holly says:

    Ta for that.
    I will forever remember my ‘tly’ should be ‘tally’, and will think…fox hunting in future.

  85. 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!

  86. 86
    MRS TRELLIS from North London says:

    @Peter Grimes = NO
    @Paniagua V5.1 true, but only in second place to Dim Lebs


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