February 19th, 2014

Care Blair was Always There

And suddenly the Labour crowing stops. Tony Blair has landed slap bang in the middle of the phone-hacking trials, as they resume this afternoon. An email from Rebekah Brooks to James Murdoch makes for delicious reading.

Over the course of an hour long phone call just after the Screws had closed down, Blair allegedly gave Brooks the following advice on 11 July 2011:

1. Form an independent unit that has an outside junior counsel, Ken Macdonald, a great and good type, a serious forensic criminal barrister, internal counsel, proper fact checkers etc in it. Get them to investigate me and others and publish a Hutton style report.”

 2. Publish part one of the report at same time as the police closes its inquiry and clear you and accept short comings and new solutions and process and part two when any trials are over.

 3. Keep strong and definitely sleeping pills. Need to have clear heads and remember no rash short term solutions as they only give you long term headaches.

 4. It will pass. Tough up.

 5. He is available for you, KRM and me as an unofficial adviser but needs to be between us

Surely our Tone wouldn’t be so blasé about the Hutton Report, that whitewashed his government’s involvement with the David Kelly affair?

And whatever could be behind this late discovery of such inconvenient evidence for Tony?

UPDATE: Statement by a spokesperson for Tony Blair:

“This was Mr Blair simply giving informal advice over the phone. He made it absolutely clear to Ms Brooks that, though he knew nothing personally about the facts of the case, in a situation as serious as this it was essential to have a fully transparent and independent process to get to the bottom of what had happened. That inquiry should be led by credible people, get all the facts out there and that if anything wrong were found there should be immediate action taken and the changes to the organisation made so that they could not happen again.

“Mr Blair said that if what he was being told by her was correct, and there had been no wrongdoing, then a finding to that effect by a credible Inquiry would be far better than an internal and therefore less credible investigation.”

Nothing to see here…


389 Comments

  1. 1
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Chilcot ?

  2. 2
    Lord Carrington's Binoculars says:

    Hahahahahahahahhhaha

    Hacked Off: be careful what you wish for…

  3. 3
  4. 4
    RomaBob.... Beeeeg Issue! says:

    Just about sums up what we suspected about the David Kelly inquiry and Hutton Report.

  5. 5
    kebabmon says:

    How did he know that the police would clear her?

  6. 6
    Dr K's Penknife says:

    Blood on his hands B£iar was right – it does pass in the end.

  7. 7
    Fed up Joe Public says:

    Hopefully his Call to Account @ the International Criminal Court

    Sooner rather than Later !!!

  8. 8
    Lord Carrington's Binoculars says:

    His recipe for an ‘enquiry’ that will let you off, and even the publishing timings should finally dent the great escape artist, surely?

  9. 9
    Charlie's Dead says:

    Scum, utter fucking scum the lot of them, a bullet in each vile head.

  10. 10
    William Benson says:

    It just might be that Murdoch’s a tad upset with him. Possibly.

  11. 11
    Max Planck says:

    I wonder if they will ban black bodies next?

  12. 12
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Toilet-Cam says:

    Me love Tony so much – he look at me like he look at red whore, but better, with tight butt and strong arm.

  13. 13
    Steve Miliband says:

    Deng Dong

  14. 14
    Claire Short says:

    Bang to rights.

  15. 15
    The End says:

    We haven’t finished with him yet….

  16. 16
    A dark furred tropical rabbit called D'iane says:

    Waycist !

  17. 17
    C.O.Jones says:

    :)

    Deng Dong the wizard is dead.

  18. 18
    Shit Hits Fan says:

  19. 19
    Bendy Wendy says:

    Roo red-headed bitch. Weave Tony awone, he mine. I rove him first. I rove him rong, rong time, and his butt and his legs.

  20. 20
    Anonymous says:

    Rupe’s put his pecker up Tone’s arse

  21. 21
    Shit Hits Fan says:

  22. 22
    nigels parchute says:

    When did global warming morph into climate change?

  23. 23
    Ally Stair Cam-bell says:

    Wonder why? Hahaha!

  24. 24
    cornwall storms says:

    Oh Dear poor bliar’s reputation is taking such a bashing these days – first wendydeng and now this – the halo is slipping!! Hopefully it will impact negatively upon his earning potential in the long run.

  25. 25
    Gordon Brown says:

    Very sorry to see my friend Tony dragged into this…

    Ahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  26. 26
    Quack Climate Doctor says:

    When they realised that the world was not warming.

  27. 27
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    War-lock :-)

  28. 28
    H4dley Freeeeeeman says:

    No no what matters is that right wing fashion is RACIST. Read my article today and marvel at how quickly negative comments are moderated away. It’s good to fight against the patriarchy.

    You’re all SEXIST.

  29. 29
    J.Dromey says:

    You got me worried now

  30. 30
    As they say. says:

    Power Corrupts.

  31. 31
    Kim Jong-un says:

    You’ll always have welcome with me Tone

  32. 32
    Cast Iron Dave says:

    Dear Tony

    You are my rock, my role model, my hero.

    Yours (if you only ask)

    DC

    xx

  33. 33
    BBc News Editor says:

    Indeed, well said. You see, the science is settled. Hot wether is caused by global warming, but all other weather is caused by climate change.

  34. 34
    Tony B'Liar says:

    Remember all those pyjama parties at Becs. We’ve yet to publish the rocking horse photos :-)

  35. 35
    Tone B'liar says:

    I did not have sex with that woman

  36. 36
    C.O.Jones says:

    In the eighties they called it Global Cooling and we were about to enter a new ice age. In the nineties they changed their minds and called it Global Warming.
    It morphed into Climate Change when they realised it could go either way – in so doing it fits in well with whatever happens.

    Now, this is the rub, if nothing happens they are covered because it would have gone colder or warmer had the product of human activity not intervened.

  37. 37
    JH398i409324-0 says:

    Oh, about the time when there was no evidence of warming found.

    Still, cheer up – remember Acid rain that would turn the seas to battery acid? And the hole in the Ozone layer that was going to fry us alive?

    We don’t hear about those any more, so I assume it is all cleared up and solved.

    Bravo to all involved in protecting us! You did it again, well done!

  38. 38
    ITMA the Hangman says:

    “Can I do yer now Sir?

  39. 39
    Vince Cab er erm says:

    I don’t remember sex

  40. 40
    Steve Miliband says:

    In other news; Labour’s job guarantee is only for one year.

  41. 41
    Sheffield Rally says:

    When inconvenient truths emerge Blair resorts to “Hutton” whitewash jobs and now he’s telling people how to duck out.

    Shows Labour are up to their necks in this.

  42. 42
    Questions of our time says:

    Did Tony B’lair advise B’rooks to advise D’avid C’ameron to hire A’ndy C’oulson ?

  43. 43
    hang about.. says:

    And yet there is a Society of Black Lawyers and the Black Solicitors Network.

  44. 44
    jgm2 says:

    Fucking hilarious.

    ‘Publish a Hutton style report’.

    Whatever can he mean? How could he possibly anticipate the outcome of a Hutton style report?

  45. 45
    BBC News circa 150 AD to 1600 AD says:

    The science is settled. The Earth is the centre of the universe and the sun and all other heavenly bodies orbit it in perfect circles riding on crystal spheres. Anyone who says otherwise is a heretic and will be burned at the stake.

  46. 46
    Yogurt weaver rebuttal squad says:

    17.5 years ago when it became obvious that the world had ceased warming. However it is still all our fault and we must pay more tax to stop it happening.

  47. 47
    Tony`s Good Butt says says:

    Dont care what you think..you prove I did…filthy minds the lot of you

  48. 48
    Pundit says:

    But she just fucked you son.

  49. 49
    At your service says:

    Please don’t tell me anybody is surprised by this. Blair and FAMILY have LOTS more in the cupboard!!!!

  50. 50
    Oval Office says:

    Maybe not, but you sure sure as hell look smug. Has she agreed to a bj?

  51. 51
    RIP Dr David says:

    Has Alistair Campbell started spinning this one yet?

  52. 52
    and was Ali C involved says:

    Good question.

  53. 53
    Ha bloody Ha says:

    Hoist by his own petard.

  54. 54
    ikidu0 says:

    Ahhhh, Me soo horny

  55. 55
    The CPS never says:

    Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice?

  56. 56
    Wendy D says:

    Oh I hope he make Tony stand up at trial.

    I much love his sexy bum bum.

    If man try custard pie him I do kung fu on him.

  57. 57
    Weather 'v' Climate - a refresher course for warmists says:

    17.5 years is just ‘weather’. You need at least 20 years before it can be called ‘climate’. And if you get 20 years of no warming then that will be just ‘weather’ and you’ll need at least 25 years before it can be called ‘climate. And if you get 25 years…

  58. 58
    nigels parchute says:

    I dont give a toss about glo.. climate change until some action is taken on population control

    Im not gonna arse about reducing my carbon footprint by 4% while the planets population is heading towards 9 billion

  59. 59
    Lord Hutton says:

    I’m not called a safe pair of hands for nothing, you know.

  60. 60
    JH349849583249030 says:

    Could this be the opening salvo of the broadside on Labour that will last right up to the election?

    I can only guess at the amount of dirt Rupe has on Tony Blair, Twatson et al.

  61. 61
    Mandy says:

    Watch his wealthy ‘friends’ start to carefully back off. Invitations to cruise will only come from Lord Chrissie Smith.

  62. 62
    Ctesibius says:

    Bliar ‘is sending some notes later’. Can someone please ask him to publish those – the Court for example?

  63. 63
    The fearless Lord Hutton, the truth you seek at a price you can afford says:

    Fuck.

  64. 64
    Tone, fo you parasitic diseae ridden std says:

    C u n t of the first order, c u n t of the second order, c u n t of the third …….. c u n t of the zillionth order.

  65. 65
    Tony Blair says:

    Oh I almost forgot the most important thing to say.

    Namely – Lessons will be learnt.

    Ps – Dave agrees

  66. 66
    So what is Blair trying to hide? says:

  67. 67
    Mitch says:

    Actually, Blair is proposing a proper enquiry? Which bit of it suggests a dodge, exactly?

  68. 68
    jgm2 says:

    Tony Blair’s copy has been shredded. We paid.

  69. 69
    Paniagua says:

    We can but hope so.

  70. 70
    Oh for contraception, Leo says:

    hahahahahahahahahaha

    May the Blairs, yep, all of them, be reviled for ever.

  71. 71
    Anon Nutty Doc says:

    Big Al is fully sedated at present & will be for quit sometime !!!

  72. 72
    Prosperity says:

    Don’t worry. When people have a few bob in their pockets they slow down in making babies.

  73. 73
    Why is Blair Doing this? says:

    But there must be a reason why Blair is protecting these people.

  74. 74
    Ouroboros says:

    A follow up of course is, who could have advised Tony Blair ?

  75. 75
    Paniagua says:

    The whole of the UK only comes to 2% of the emissions anyway so what is the fucking point.

    Our savings are less than India’s growth FFS

  76. 76
    Bring in Alky Al too perlease says:

    Oh Tone, hahahahahahahaha

    More people now seeing you as the person that you are.
    You are a cretin mate.

  77. 77
    Mitch says:

    The more interesting bit is the first line – what does “confiscation” mean?

  78. 78
    Anonymous says:

    Foghorn reeves pledges a fund to guarantee jobs for long term unemployed. The only think not long term is the period of the fund which is one year. This she states is the centre piece of its economic plan.
    We’ll on the upside if they win given it’s only a year the damage would be limited and hopefully easily contained

  79. 79
    Rupert says:

    Are you still wanting to hug his butt Wendi?
    I’ve got more to reveal!

  80. 80
    rejoice says:

    And finally.
    The can of worms is opened.

  81. 81
    Mr J Walker says:

    How much has he had?

  82. 82
    Bread and Circusssesesses's says:

    You will go far my lad.

  83. 83
    Tony Bliar says:

    I’m an expert at sexing-up.

  84. 84
    Mitch says:

    Is that what he means by “..a serious forensic criminal barrister, internal counsel, proper fact checkers..” ?

  85. 85
    Anon says:

    It must be a HUGE fcuking cupboard !! after what they have ALL done
    to OUR country

    Just needs the Oxygen of Publicity to bring this to the Boil but very slowly……..

  86. 86
    Speaker of truth says:

    He is describing the style of the report you morons, which could be a commentary on any element of its process as opposed to the outcome.

  87. 87
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Murdoch: not a man to be crossed by shagging his missus.

  88. 88
    Paniagua says:

    And the bit below from Murdoch Jr saying “what are you doing on email”

    Of course any lawyer worth anything will dismiss that, but what does it really say about collusion?

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    Mutual blackmail. Seems to be how the entire crappy establishment works.

    And the tossers wonder why 60% or more of the electorate no longer bother voting for one of their rigged elections?

  90. 90
    Tony Blair says:

    I never did get the triple dip I was after.

  91. 91
    Websters Political Dictionary says:

    style of the report

    A forgone conclusion. A stitch up.

  92. 92
    jgm2 says:

    The bit where he (Blair) anticipates the findings of a ‘proper enquiry’ such as, for example the Hutton Report.

    Since we know the NoW (and other papers) were involved in the industrialised hacking of phones then any ‘proper enquiry’ would find that to be the case. Just as any ‘proper enquiry’ would have found that Blair totally rigged the ‘evidence’ for the war in Iraq.

    By comparing the outcome of the Hutton enquiry to the supposedly unforeseeable results of a similar ‘enquiry’ Blair has made it quite clear that the results of the Hutton enquiry was fixed from the start.

  93. 93
    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Immigrants, Criminals & other Wasters. says:

    Scratch a disgusting socialist, find a criminal.

  94. 94
    Job 1, verse 21 says:

    Rejoice indeed. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away’.

  95. 95
    Mitch says:

    That’s correct. We know he’s a crook; but on this his advice seems pretty good tbh.

  96. 96
    Lonely Tony says:

    Hey. Thanks Kimmy, much appreciated.

    I see that the International Court is on your tail, so if I can reciprocate, or help in any way I would be happy to. I would suggest;

    1. Form an independent unit that has an outside junior counsel, Ken Macdonald, a great and good type, a serious forensic criminal barrister, internal counsel, proper fact checkers etc in it. Get them to investigate me and others and publish a Hutton style report.”

    2. Publish part one of the report at same time as the investigator closes its inquiry and clear you and accept short comings and new solutions and process and part two when any trials are over.

    3. Keep strong and definitely sleeping pills. Need to have clear heads and remember no rash short term solutions as they only give you long term headaches.

    4. It will pass. Tough up.

    5. He is available for you, KRM and me as an unofficial adviser but needs to be between us

    There’s more help where that came from, Kimmy. BTW my rate is $1,500,000 per day, US, paid into my Cayman Islands Account

  97. 97
    climate change bollocks says:

    Global warming morphed into Climate Change when GW was disproved.
    Climate change is such a meaningless loose phrase it can comfortably accommodate excess rain, winds, snow,ice and high temperatures.
    Perfect for any eco-loons wishing to introduce more propaganda,taxes and legislation.

  98. 98
    Lonely Tony says:

    Hey stormy. I’m a regular kinda guy

  99. 99
    Anon Nutty Doc says:

    Mega Doses because of extreme psychosis of these incurable
    symtoms which lasts until death……

  100. 100
    jgm2 says:

    He’s telling them what the outcome of a ‘Hutton style’ report (a supposedly independent report) will be and when to make public the various parts of the report.

    If you don’t want to see that then that’s entirely your choice. But that won’t change the facts.

  101. 101
    Paddy Power says:

    Someone who can see into the future is not good for our sort of business.

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    On the Somerset Levels, might be able to anchor in the same spot as Alfred the Great

  103. 103
    Hutton says:

    I feel such a fool

  104. 104
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Bucket loads, to be drip fed incessantly right through to May 2015.

  105. 105
    Andrew Gilligan says:

    “How to use a fake Hutton style inquiry to perform a cover-up” by Tony Blair.

    This has to be fake surely? It couldn’t possibly come out quite so clearly just like that. Basically the man is admitting he screwed over my entire career by creating a puppet inquiry and show trial paid for by the taxpayer using corrupt public servants.

  106. 106
    The BBC says:

    NO

  107. 107
    walking into darkness says:

    black footballers assoc, black police society, MOBO’s, I could go on

  108. 108
  109. 109
    Digger says:

    They dont get it yet jgm2, but they soon will ;)

  110. 110
    BBC News Editor says:

    We will not be helping.

  111. 111
    Mitch says:

    Not necessarily. We’re reading this with the benefit of hindsight. If Blair believed at the time there was nothing in the hacking allegations then his assumption that the enquiry would exonerate them seem pretty fair.

    I repeat, he said: “..a serious forensic criminal barrister, internal counsel, proper fact checkers..” – that doesn’t suggest a whitewash to me.

  112. 112
    A smoking gun says:

    Hi

  113. 113
    The Coffee says:

    Wake up and inhale man.

  114. 114
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Do keep up – it is called Climate Chaos now as sometimes it is getting warmer and at other times it is getting colder.

    I just call it weather.

  115. 115
    Mr Ned online says:

    I always said this hacking scandal was labour’s scandal.

    It all happened in labour supporting papers, when labour where in power, when labour was best friends with Murdock, Brooks et al

    It all happened when the Met Police had the most Blairite leader (even called Blair) and when the labour supporting Met police, the labour supporting media and the top leadership of the labour party were all very very closely entwined in supporting each other’s spin aparatus.

    The labour supporting papers where hacking all sorts of people and passing on secrets to the state, the labour supporting Met police were wifully blind of it all and the labour party itself knew and did nothing to stop any of it.

    It is about time all of this was thrown at labour in a big way!

  116. 116
  117. 117
    Cottage PIE says:

    Imagine all the dirt old man Murdoch has on Blair. And banging his missus as well, allegedly.

  118. 118
    The National Association of Clairvoyants says:

    We didn’t see that coming

  119. 119
    Millions of others says:

    Join the club.

  120. 120
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Legally it means transfer or forfeiture of a privately owned asset to a public authority such as the Police or Government without compensating the original owner.

    In peace time this is usually because such asset has been used to carry out an illegal activity.

    Blair apparently stated that he needed to be position between J, the Big M (KRM) and Brooks. That is also of interest.

  121. 121
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    But you goh the ol 69 dint you cookie boy??!!

    (i.e. Beef with brocolli)

  122. 122
    Professor Hindsight is always right says:

    If Blair believed that the hacking allegations were false then his assumption is correct – a ‘proper’ enquiry would find nothing.

  123. 123
    Earl of Croydon says:

    My favourite was the Black Blind People association. Imagine some poor white blind person getting told he couldn’t join this blind association because he wasn’t black!!
    Who would know?.. Who would care?!!!!

  124. 124
    nigels parchute says:

    There is no way as a Catholic that Tone could have an affair. He knows God is watching him and he knows God would not be happy about such behavior

  125. 125
    Popcorn says:

    Revenge is a dish best served…..in court, for all to see.

  126. 126
  127. 127
    Anonymous says:

    Might need to pack some fudge in case they dry out

  128. 128
    Wendi's Oriental Takeaway says:

    All the time he just wants fcuking 69 !!!

  129. 129
    and says:

    Has Blair been doorstepped yet?

  130. 130
    jgm2 says:

    Cash for peerages was another in-house inquiry that found ‘no evidence’.

  131. 131
    Anonymous says:

    A Brown style cover up

    – Waft the hand to dispurse the Scotch fart
    – practice the phrase “it wasnae me”
    – Blame Ed Balls weight lifting diet

  132. 132
    Hutton says:

    Have I been used?

  133. 133
    Mitch says:

    Exactly. So what was the meeting with “Charlie” supposed to achieve regarding that? It doesn’t sound like he was from the Police or Government.

  134. 134
    Ctesibius says:

    Ken McDonald’s Wikipedia entry is instructive:

    * During his time at Oxford he was convicted of supplying cannabis after sending 0.1 g of the drug through the post.[6] He pleaded guilty, and was fined £75.
    * ….He became the first pupil of barrister Helena Kennedy
    * …. As a junior barrister he defended a number of terrorist suspects (both Provisional IRA and those from the Middle East), fraudsters and major drug dealers
    * …. In the late 1990s, he was a co-founder of Matrix Chambers with Cherie Booth
    * …. In August 2003 it was announced that Macdonald would succeed Sir David Calvert-Smith as DPP … The appointment was immediately denounced by Opposition spokesmen as “rampant cronyism” and a “provocative appointment”

    Though he may have tried to separate his slippery arse from the Bliars in later life we have a terrorist sympathising drug dealer appointed DPP because he was a business partner of Bliar’s wife.

    UTTER SCUM.

  135. 135
    Not the BBC says:

    We have never heard of the Daily Mail and therefore cannot show you the front page.

  136. 136
    Tony Blair says:

    Have you ever served on a jury? Would you like to?

  137. 137

    That does not sound like missionary position to me.

  138. 138
    Speaker of truth says:

    No he isn’t. That’s what you have chosen to spin the comments as to fit your own agenda.

    A blair fan (should there be any left) could just as easily spin it as him suggesting a fully comprehensive and lengthy review of the facts at hand which will deliver a fair outcome. You are letting your own bias cloud the issue.

  139. 139
    A taxpayer says:

    “I’m not called a dishonest establishment stooge who wil, go down as one of the biggest fools in history for nothing, you know.”

    There. Fixed it for you. Will you return your fees now or are we going to have to arrest you too?

  140. 140
    Stephen Hawking says:

    and black holes.

  141. 141
    ylleK divaD says:

    Truth will out.

  142. 142
    Archiver says:

    Rebekah Wade seems remarkably efficient at saving old emails, texts and phone calls, except when they might be damaging to her.

    There isn’t anything over 6 months old on this pute, let alone 6 years.

  143. 143
  144. 144
    Welly Wanger says:

    Regular, yep. Can be relied upon to deliver shit like clockwork….

  145. 145
    Tom Watson says:

    They should have set up a “Falkirk-style” inquiry.

  146. 146
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    New US house construction down 16% in January, from December, with Dec down 4.8% on November. Declines largely blamed on the half-baked policies of the Conservative led coalition.

  147. 147
    G o d says:

    Blair believes in nothing except $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

  148. 148
    Blackbirds says:

    Blackbirds

  149. 149
    Welly Wanger says:

    This will not have a happy ending….

    For once.

  150. 150
    Wait - what! says:

    Ever heard of cloud storage?
    You don’t need anything on your computer any more.

  151. 151
    Bob says:

    The thing is… lessons will be learnt

  152. 152
    A sandwich says:

    I think I’m turning Japanese

  153. 153
    What a Goon says:

  154. 154
    Welly Wanger says:

    Is that Miliband’s job? I give him six months, before Mister Market kicks him in the Balls and sends Labour on its way….

    Fortunately, the Co-op Bank will be there to bail them….oh.

  155. 155
    Len McClusky says:

    I would have been happy to be Judge, Jury, and Executioner.

  156. 156
    Blair's halo slips even further, thanks Roop says:

    Indeed.
    Blair seems to want to put his cock up anything warm and sleezy.

  157. 157
    Dr Kel-ly says:

    Don’t feel so bad. He screwed me over even more than that.

  158. 158
    Please translate says:

    Weathered the storm

  159. 159
    walking into darkness says:

    I wonder if he’s depressed because he’s got the death of 500,000 people or more on his hands. He didn’t act alone but he was integral to it all, I know that would upset me but I’d hope not to have been such an expletive to have done what he did in the first place.

  160. 160
    Archiver says:

    She has archived material long before cloud storage existed. But you are digressing, my point is that she appears to have archived every electronic communication she has ever received, which is odd.

  161. 161
    Earl of Croydon says:

    Oh and lets not forget the black newspaper, The Voice.
    The newspaper which bans white babies from entering its pretty baby competitions because they are white!!!!!!!
    Goodness me Im getting myself in to a right old lather over all of this.

  162. 162
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Guido, Can I offer you more crates of Guiness to accept fracking?

  163. 163
    BBC News Editor says:

    Not if we can help it.

  164. 164
    Kim Jong-un says:

    Promise that I won’t have to sleep with Cherie.

  165. 165
    jgm2 says:

    You might be surprised. The BBC tried to expose Blair and his rigged evidence and an ‘independent’ report found them guilty of making stuff up resulting in mass firings. The BBC should be delighted to stick the boot into Blair.

    note SHOULD.

  166. 166
    Dr Kel-ly says:

    And that’s just what you know abot because it’s not covered by ‘legal privilige’.

    Now tell me. What exactly do you think a Prime Minister’s wife gives legal advice about for such large, tax deductable fees, in the privacy of her Matrix Chambers?

  167. 167
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Maybe need to check the date. Was this before or after those computers were dumped and final records shredded ?

  168. 168
    Maximus says:

    So instead of the government paying men to dig holes and fill them in, Labour will pay them to to stand in a queue from 9 to 5 to collect money?

    Postmodern Keynesianism – the environmentally friendly Keynesianism!

  169. 169
    Bingo says:

    WTF EVERYONE KNOWS BLAIR WAS A TORY

  170. 170
    Amanita Phalloides says:

    Incubus entwines with succubus.

    Not only is Blair a war criminal, it appears he is also one of the common-or-garden variety as well.

  171. 171
    Not the BBC says:

    You are so last year comrade, it’s now ‘extreme climate change’.

  172. 172
    Labout post 2010 says:

    We know nothing
    Balls,Miliband,front row girls,Eagles,Harman,Dormley,Uunnmmaa,etcetcetc

  173. 173
    Slot Gob says:

    do you mind!

  174. 174
    go fuck yourself says:

    Time for me to have one of my public depressions too.
    Oh, people, feel sorry for me.

    ha fucking ha Straw.
    May your depressions get worse and worse and worse.

  175. 175
    Turned out nice again says:

    Nothing to do with the weather on that side of the Atlantic?

  176. 176
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    No – it does not.

    It does sound very much like Tony was looking to take control of the situation.

    Get that he is a bit of a control freak, but why would he want to place himself in the middle of this particular situation ?

  177. 177
    Brass Monkey says:

    Nowt to do that the US was under 6 foot of Snow and ice then.

  178. 178
    The British media are cunts says:

    How will the BBC spin this?

    1. Just ignore it?

    2. Put it down the bottom of the 6pm news after the jokey story?

    3. Put Alistair Campbell on Newsnight to get a nice long verbal blow job off Krusty Wart?

    4. Get the BBC puppet Steve Hewlett to pretend that Murdoch was really nasty to Labour?

    5. Make up even more stories about alleged kiddie fiddlers in the Tory party whilst ignoring the real ones in Labour?

  179. 179
    It started in America says:

    What has construction in the US got to do with the coalition

  180. 180
    jgm2 says:

    Not if you gave consent.

  181. 181
    NSA says:

    Which is sensible.

  182. 182
    Mr Woy says:

    Blackburn

  183. 183
    Contempt of Court says:

    Can the press voice an opinion on this or are they restricted to just what is said in court until the trial is over?

  184. 184

    @Mr Ned online

    Good to see you back again.

    You are quite right, of course.

    However, even if it blew up completely in Blair’s face so he became a world laughing stock (he is not far off it now)… even that… then some 33% would still go out and vote Labour. And there is still a chance that would give them a majority the way the constituencies are skewed.

  185. 185
    Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:

    I think there will be a drip, drip, drip of these stories. Blair has made a very powerful enemy.

  186. 186
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Why specifically mention a Hutton report ?

    There were many other reports around the same time.

    By implication, either Hutton was the only genuine one, or Hutton was the real cover up.

    It is odd that in 2011 that 2003 report should be the one in Blair’s mind.

  187. 187

    A very good question.

    The only possible answer I can come up with is that God thinks that he is Tony Blair…

  188. 188
    FFS says:

    True. 9million people voted for Brown. That’s 9 million people that automatically should be disqualified for having any say on the selection of the government.

  189. 189
    enough, enough says:

    Here’s the wiki entry for the serious forensic criminal barrister:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Macdonald

    A fine man of such integrity,so totally moral, and with such impeccable credentials. ho hum

  190. 190
    BBC News and Propaganda Unit says:

    Anyone disagreeing with Climate Change is a sceptic and will
    be burnt at the stake.

  191. 191
    easy solution says:

    most interesting bit of all this is – and will probably get lost in the understandable glee at Blair getting shafted royally – is what it says about the Hutton inquiry. Blair is essentially saying – do what I did with Hutton and you will get yourself off the hook, like we did.

    whole lot of them want getting rid tbh. Blair, Murdochs, Cameron, Coulson, Brooks. Morally and politically bankrupt.

  192. 192

    Cloud storage is the least secure place you could store anything.

    It goes straight into the files of NSA.

  193. 193
    ChrisBryant'sAnus says:

    people who disobey blair have a way of dying on grassy knolls

  194. 194
    BBC Mong says:

    We report it this way because we always everything bad is the fault of the Tory Bastards. All this flooding was caused by Margaret Thatcher becauise she closed the mines.

  195. 195
    Some of the Gems says:

    “I’m a kinda straight sort of a guy”

    “As I always say to people, I’m a public service person.”

    “You know, one of the things I’ve learnt since coming out of office is how much easier it is to give advice…”

    Oh, and since this is a hacking trial, let’s not forget:

    Tough on crime, and tough on the causes …”

  196. 196
    sleep with the fishes says:

    Was Dr Blair recommending a couple of sleeping pills
    or the whole bottle?

  197. 197
    cornwall storms says:

    How much did bliar hope to make from this advice?

  198. 198
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    This kind of publicity is not going to help business at MC.

  199. 199
    FFS says:

    To the politician with Narcissistic Personality Disorder it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make any sense or that they don’t really understand it. What matters is “Will it get me on the telly?”

  200. 200
    Guardianista Analysis says:

  201. 201
    jgm2 says:

    FFS he’s telling them the form of the report and the conclusions of the report and how to play it before it (the report) has even taken place.

    And equating it to the Hutton enquiry.

  202. 202
    Red on Red says:

    So why did Ed Miliband go rogue?

  203. 203
    Axe the telly tax says:

    We’ll they mention it on the side of the internet page as opposed to the normal top billing across home, Uk page and also politics. They also manage to squeeze in The first section Blair was exonerated in the enquiry into the ” so called” dodgy dossier”

    The question that comes to mind for me is why do the BBC always refer to the dodgy dossier as “so called” when they use the word THE I front of the two words of bedroom tax without any ” so called”.

    That’s ignoring the fact there is no such thing as the bedroom tax just like there was no such thing as the poll tax

    The BBC squirrel for today is Kiev because the government is shooting its people including students. They will no doubt be shortly reporting on that socialist other way so admired by the UK lefties Venezuela who are errrr…. Shooting it’s people including students.

  204. 204
    Labour is a cancer says:

    When will terminal illness, an accident or assassination rid us of this filthy evil gangster called Tony Blair? The man is a monstrosity. The one and only good thing about him is that his antics embarrass Labour who are desperate for the public to forget about what he and Labour did..

  205. 205
    Windi Donged says:

    Now me bee told of red whore bitch wantin me Toni for broad sheet, mi Toni want duvet after profiteroles desert, not old fashion bed. Tight bum and strong legs like Peking Duck when roast up. Kall me soo…….

  206. 206
    bergen says:

    I’m atraid it confirms what many of us always thought about Hutton.

  207. 207
    FFS says:

    Your missing the point entirely. Blair already knows there is a criminal investigation ongoing. This was a suggestion to bypass the whole lot of that by having an entirely internal “investigation” by someone of “impeccable credentials” to release a report clearing everybody involved.

    Hmmm, if Tone believed everything was above board why not simply allow the courts to do their job?

  208. 208
    jgm2 says:

    He doesn’t give a shit. Campbell’s only worry is that somebody will break the code of omerta and the evil fucker will end up in court.

    Conscience? If any Labour MP had had a conscience over the Iraq war lies they would have resigned. Although that can get you killed too.

  209. 209
    Windi Donged says:

    He no straight kinda guy, he vell nawty and rude, tee, hee……Kall me…

  210. 210
    hobknobbing with the toffs says:

    How much did Miliband’s wife earn representing wind farm developers that
    wanted to build a huge wind farm next to a Grade 1 listed Lodge on the
    Duke of Gloucester’s estate.

  211. 211
    sunderland is a labour ghetto that why its shyte says:

    No doubt Blair was offering advice to Rupe whilst tomming Wendi allegedly,no one should be surprised about anything Blair does a first class c u n t.

  212. 212
    Tone says:

    Actually I speak to God every night, and often have to point out where He’s wrong.

  213. 213
    Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:

    Who is to say God is not paying Tone for advice? It seems everyone else is.

  214. 214
    Labour is a cancer says:

    Only a cretin? More like an utterly evil, lying, corrupt, deceitful, sociopathic, greedy, shallow, heartless, monstrous, tax dodging, filthy gangster, war criminal, mass murderer and personal friend to dictators.

  215. 215
    FFS says:

    Leveson enquiry started in July 2011 – so presumably the “confiscation” refers to confiscation of evidence relating to that enquiry.

  216. 216
    Fishy says:

    ‘Big Al is fully sedated at present & will be for quite sometime !!!’

    45 minutes?

  217. 217
    Anonymous says:

    Did he advice Murdoch to not to support Brown in 2007? Got some things right.

  218. 218
    Doh! says:

    Excellent Idea!

    Copy all your personal & private information to an unknown destination, owned by someone else, operating under a different country’s legal system.

    What could possibly go wrong?

  219. 219
    you crane, me vlad says:

    Well, when my glorious Olympic over, there will be an almighty ass kicking to come, prepare comrades, no, mean ..friends… For glorious return of grand so’viet plan, tractor numbers to be announced for 2014 at year end.

  220. 220
    Ed Moribund says:

    I was always anti-blair you muppet.
    I was never the heir to Blair. Just the son of McMongo

  221. 221
    Labour voter says:

    I don’t know nuffink about no Blair or hacking thing. All I know is Laybare give us nuff bennies. I sit on my arse all day and get pissed like the other 18 members of my family. I voting Labour for free money cos I live in poverty. I only got 32″ flatscreen. That ain’t fair. It’s my human right to have 50″ 3D HD TV with Blu Ray and an iPad and iPhone 5 and all that stuff what my Laybare MP says I should get but them nasty Tories won’t give us them thing sort of thing.

  222. 222
    cornwall storms says:

    I hope they’re going to call him to give evidence.

  223. 223
    Not the BBC says:

    We have plenty of copies of the Daily Mail to start the fire.

  224. 224
    Captain Jack Dromey says:

    Black cock .. sorry, what are we doing here?

  225. 225
    nelson muntz says:

    Barry Sheerman MP ‏@BarrySheerman 3m
    @OwenJones84 David Miliband is no more a Tony Blair clone than Ed is a Gordon Brown clone we diminish debate by this superficial analysis.

  226. 226
    Hague has gone Native says:

    Hague Talking about sanctions against Ukraine.

    Why? Just because they have put down civil unrest financed and encouraged by the EU?

  227. 227
    Don't Call Me Dave says:

    This isn’t proof that Tony B Liar actually said these things. It’s just Brooks’ alleged recollection of an alleged telephone conversation with an alleged war criminal.

  228. 228
    BBC Editorial Meeting says:

    Thank fuck for that.

    It means that we don’t have to cover the Harman allegations after all.

  229. 229
    FFS says:

    Who called who? We don’t know. I suspect as the Levenson inquiry had just started Brooks called Blair. Blair then offered that advice.

    Of course Levenson at that point had not come to any conclusion until Nov 2012. So as early as July 2011 it seems Blair already knew that Brooks and the Murdochs were in deep shit, well before Levenson got into the swing of things and a long time before the current legal action.

    So here we have Blair suggesting a plan of action essentially to circumvent anything bad that might be said during the Levenson inquiry – when it had only just started. Oh yeah, Blair looks like he’s up to his neck in this one alright.

    On the phone for an hour? Why be talking to Tone for so long when Levenson had just started? Why him? What was the motivation? I wonder how that conversation went? “Look Tony I’m in the shit here and I’m taking you down with me unless you help!” – or something like that perhaps? Seems she doesn’t have the same links to Cameron – no strings to pull there.

  230. 230
    jgm2 says:

    In a Sir Humphrey kind of way – ie ‘Well, Prime Minister, what you’ll need is a great and good type, a serious forensic criminal barrister, internal counsel, proper fact checkers etc, I suggest ooooh, say, Ken Macdonald…’

  231. 231
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Not going to insult your intelligence by suggesting that he wished to be in control so he could steer the direction of where this was going to lead.

    But, which direction would he have wanted to lead this in ?

    Getting KRM and JM over a barrel would be the only real interest for him, but the damage had already been done with NOTW shut down. Perhaps a miscalculation ?

    RB was in some respects foolish to have sent that mail, but her apparent naivety may be a blessing for M.

    In context it will be hilarious if a tape of the phone conversations emerge. I do not believe for one minute that RB would have not recorded those at the time.

  232. 232
    Poor Bloody Taxpayer says:

    Body language in that photo is interesting.

  233. 233
    BBC News and Propaganda Unit says:

    The British public is only interested in Kiev,Syria and Venezuela.

  234. 234
    FFS says:

    Given that we are paying them anyway, I’d be happier seeing them digging and filling in holes rather than sitting on their ass watching “Doctors” at my expense.

  235. 235
    porked birds across the world says:

    That B£air needs to be careful, we have powerful friends.

  236. 236
    Tooting Tony from Tel Aviv says:

    Get the ex DPP Macdonald on board to pervert the course of justice

    Simples

  237. 237
  238. 238
    Squeaker Bercow says:

    Why is the British curling team led in by a bagpipe band?

  239. 239
    getcha piano wire here says:

    There is a lampost
    not too far away
    within a city wall.
    It stands alone
    without the fruit
    awaited by us all.

  240. 240
    Not the BBC says:

    Archiving everything is not odd, it just means that one can be very selective about what is allowed to be published.
    I was responding to the point you made about not having anything on your computer over 6 months old.

  241. 241
    Huw Grunt says:

    Cripes!
    Not to mention Golly!

  242. 242
    Tooting Tony from Tel Aviv says:

    It’s a nice day here

    I am making lots of cash offshore

    Anything happening in flooded Britain?

    I love tooooting…

  243. 243
    U turn if U want to... says:

    Always can be relied upon to get it 100% wrong. Syrian rebel support anybody now, you’ve all gone quiet over there.

    Partition coming when the people have finished moving right and left, sorry, west and east. The state is all out of options and the EU has no firepower to take on big bears.

  244. 244
    SAN for hire says:

    Depends on who is doing the storage.

  245. 245
    How The Truth Hurts says:

    You mean toreador, don’t you? Fondness for tight trousers, light on his feet, inclined to wave red rags around, smells of bullsh*t………

  246. 246
    jgm2 says:

    But Blair is referring to the Hutton report with the benefit of hindsight. A report that even independent observers reckoned was perverse in it’s findings.

    A report that in 2011, when that e-mail was written, even the Labour heirarchy had distanced themselves from. Declaring the war in Iraq ‘a mistake’ and applauded as such by many of the people who’d voted for it much to David Miliband’s annoyance if I recall.

  247. 247
    Bill Clinton perjurer says:

    I did

    But Hilary says it was not “meaningful sex”

    So it doesn’t count

  248. 248
    Tony Smooth says:

    You think this worries me?

    I should let you into a secret. I drew a pentagram on the floor, killed a goat,. I drank its blood and did a bit of naked dancing with Cherie and friends on a hill in Wiltshire.
    Then there was some sulfur flash .a bit of a choir thing… I signed a contract in Latin agreeing to provide 100,000 souls minimum by 2006. In return I’d have riches and power and immunity for life.
    Well… you didn’t really think a posh public school lawyer could become leader of the militant, clause 4, flat cap and tubas and tin bath labour party did you?

    So anyway.. I’m not that bothered.

  249. 249
    FFS says:

    You are missing the timeline. Levenson had only just been appointed. Nobody knew just how deeply senior management were involved at the Screws. Levenson was supposed to investigate all that.

    So why didn’t Tony say something like “Don’t worry Rebecca, Levenson will get to the bottom of it all and you will be exonerated”.

    Why didn’t he say that? Because he already knew it wasn’t true!

    The whole purpose of doing some sort of internal inquiry was to somehow short-circuit the Levenson inquiry and try and take control of the process. Exactly what Blair did with Hutton to avoid a proper inquest and a broader investigation into the background to the war in Iraq!

  250. 250
    Day says:

    Sable Night, mother of Dread and Fear,
    Upon the world dim darkness doth display,
    And in her vaulty prison stows the Day.

  251. 251
    BBC Red Bottom says:

    Except not Venezuela. Drop that off the news would you dearie.

  252. 252
    FFS says:

    If Blair believed the allegations were false why not simply suggest allowing Levenson take its course? Why suggest a separate enquiry with the intended outcome to short-circuit the Levenson inquiry to a “not guilty” verdict?

  253. 253
    Me says:

    Surely, as part of the investigation, they were ordered NOT to delete any emails.

  254. 254
    Tony el Tigre says:

    We are currently in a minor inter-glacial period of a major glacial one.
    Things will get Froooooooosty!

  255. 255
    Fly on the wall says:

    .. and fill my coffers…

  256. 256
    Call me Dave says:

    No

    Tony Blair calls me directly

    Always has done

    I have never had my own policies or dodgy contacts you see

    Have to get them from somewhere

    But Rebekah is a damned good screw

    Tony agrees with on that too

  257. 257
    FFS says:

    Oh well done! This gets better. Blair suggesting a fake internal inquiry headed up by a corrupt prosecutor to try and short-circuit the Levenson inquiry when it had only just begun.

  258. 258
    will this work finally? says:

    most interesting bit of all this is – and will probably get lost in the understandable glee at Blair getting shafted royally – is what it says about the Hutton inquiry. Blair is essentially saying – do what I did with Hutton and you will get yourself off the hook, like we did.

    whole lot of them want getting rid tbh. Blair, The Australian Media Family, Cameron, Coulson, Brooks. Morally and politically bankrupt.

  259. 259
    Me says:

    Top story on front page of news website. How much more prominent do you want?

    Only criticise when your critisism is valid.

  260. 260
    FFS says:

    It would appear that her computers were confiscated as evidence. Furthermore the Screws servers would have a back-up copy of emails going back 6 months and they would have been confiscated too.

  261. 261
    JP Morgan says:

    We love Tony Blair

    He is always up for a dirty deal

    Why do we pay him £5 million a year?

  262. 262
    The Report that the British Public will NEVER see published says:

    It will NEVER see the light of day…….

  263. 263
    B£air the B'stard says:

    How many fucking times do I have to tell you?

    Look …

    Let’s just draw a line under this and move on.

  264. 264
    FFS says:

    Well you voted for him

  265. 265
    All the world says:

    We will put you down as undecided then.

  266. 266
    Wendi's Oriental Takeaway says:

    No No ……Sweet & Sour !!!!!!!

  267. 267
    Lord Macdonald ex DPP says:

    Sorry client privilege

    Wdy do you think Newscorp’s lawyers hid proof of industrial scale crime by them for four years?

  268. 268
    File Deletion Inc. says:

    Not really.

  269. 269
    BBC News says:

    See to-days Daily Mail front page BUT as it’s not involving Tories we shall NOT be reporting it

  270. 270
    Lord Chief Justice says:

    You are the only openly criminal PM Britain has ever had Blair

    You should be in prison

    And for a long time

  271. 271
    Speaker's Parade says:

    They are as big a bunch of wankers as you lot in the House of Commons

  272. 272
    Fly on the wall says:

    It means he knew NSA and GCHQ were also listening in…..tick tock tick tock….

  273. 273
    Syria says:

    Hague is none of our business

  274. 274
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    This evidence is all very interesting but how it in any way affords Brooks a defence is beyond me.

  275. 275
    I, Claudia says:

    Let all the poisons lurking in the mud hatch out…

  276. 276
    CEO, The Employment Ministry says:

    Normally these jobs are done by three men, one to dig the hole, the second to put the tree in and the third to replace the soil. The problems arise when the tree planter is off sick. Then we get the dig it up and put it back syndrome. I do hope that is clear.

  277. 277
    Ying Tong says:

    Has Tone been a bit of a noodle with the ginger….?

  278. 278
    BBC PAPER REVIEW says:

    OH DEAR WE APPEARED TO NOT HAVE MENTIONED TODAYS DAILY MAIL’S FRONT PAGE……….

  279. 279
  280. 280
    Fly on the wall says:

    I fear you will need to consult that omnipotent Oracle Huge Grunt on/with regard to this one.

  281. 281
    Anonymous says:

    What, Wendi, Rebekah and Cherie all at the same time?
    And then he screwed-over Mr. Brown.

    Come back Gordon, all is forgiven.

  282. 282
    FFS says:

    I think what you need to remember here from the start that the Hutton enquiry should have asked the question “Was it right to start the war on Iraq and was it legal?” but actually it was given the task of investigating the much narrower question “Did Andrew Gilligan have any hard evidence that the Iraq dossier was ‘sexed up’?”.

    So, what we have is an ongoing inquiry just started by Levenson that is investigating the whole of the press in detail from top to bottom. So why would it be beneficial for News International to start their own internal inquiry when Levenson can be presumed to be doing a thorough job? In essence Blair has suggested an approach to muddy the waters of the Levenson enquiry with some sort of internal investigation headed up by a corrupt former DPP. It seems even Murdoch wasn’t prepared to go along with that idea.

  283. 283
    Twampersand says:

    Blair was a corrupt, homosexual little shit long before he came to power.

    He’s a lawyer. Enough said.

    BTW it’s obvious that Dr Kelly killed himself with a blunt penknife and four paracetamol.

    Even though 4 paramedics, including those attending the scene as first responders, a vascular surgeon and a GP have said that it was not possible for him to have bled to death from his ‘injuries’. There was nowhere near enough blood, not even close, which means that he either did not bleed to death or his body was re-clothed and then moved after death. No credence can be given to the post mortem report as it was botched on 2 occasions and Kelly’s remains have been destroyed, just like Bliar’s expenses.

    I have been known to have a flutter now and then, and I’d be more than happy to bet a very large sum that MI5/6 either popped him or allowed an Iraqi hit squad to do so, with Bliar’s full knowledge and approval.

    The world is fecked. These bastards can literally commit murder and daylight robbery and suffer zero consequences. Until several hundred people involved in Labour’s reign of terror are shot for treason, and not a few from previous regimes too, including the The Queen, the rot will continue to spread until the country goes completely tits up, permanently.

  284. 284
    Twampersand says:

    No, it isn’t. It really, really isn’t.

  285. 285
    Twampersand says:

    Why don’t we just ban nig nogs? Would seem to be a lot easier and certainly more welcome than banning blackboards and sausages.

  286. 286
    Kier Starmer says:

    I’m always available for politically motivated persecution, bribery, graft and all-round general corruptness.

  287. 287
    sunderland is a labour ghetto that why its shyte says:

    Ukraine,Iraq and Iran none of our business Hague is trying to big himelf up just like Ashton when they are both pygmies.

  288. 288
    Twampersand says:

    +1

  289. 289
    Irritable Sod says:

    Re the update: utter bollocks!

  290. 290
    Jimmy says:

    …6. Wendi says “Hi”.

  291. 291
    Slitty eyed sluts says:

    Me so horneee, me ruv you rong time.

  292. 292
    Barley Bill says:

    I like the American Police Sheriff take on a convicted criminal : ‘A toilet licking maggot’

  293. 293
    Galileo says:

    Well, you know, I’ve been thinking about this, and …

  294. 294
    Tim Yeo-yo says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Where’s that fukwit Jimmy when your need him to laugh at.

    Fuking socialists are evil.

  295. 295
    Jack 'once you go black' Dromey says:

    Mmmmmm!

  296. 296
    Check Facts First says:

    You forgot Carole Caplin. Whatever he is on, I want some.

  297. 297
    kebabmon says:

    UPDATE: i’ve dropped myself in it… get the lawyers to issue a carefully worded statement! Did she ring him asking for advice or vice versa?

  298. 298
    bloody modbot strikes again says:

    Is it appropriate, when there is a criminal trial taking place, for a third party to issue a commentary on evidence put before the court?

    If Bliar had evidence to give, it is his place to do it before the court under oath…not issue statements through a spokesperson.

  299. 299
    South7eventh says:

    Blair’s rebuttal is a straight out of the second series of US version of House of Cards.

    Claire Underwood, wife of VP Francis Underwood, has slept with a photographer. The biggest enemy of the VP has released details of the affair to a DC newspaper with photos of Claire in bed and in the shower.

    VP and Wife lie through their teeth and shaft the photographer who had previously lied to the press to protect the VP.

    Now Blair lies to the press to deny the extent of involvement with Murdoch in 2011 when he was having an affair with Murdoch’s wife. He has now opened the sesame door to his own wrong doings since 1997.

    You could not make it up!

  300. 300
    Perry Mason says:

    The evidence centres around a conversation which postdates the commission of the alleged crimes.

  301. 301
    The Ukranians are revolting says:

    Do you think he has been fondling kiddies and wandering around in his underpants ?

  302. 302
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Criminal barristers would fall over themselves for a brief like this.

    £5,000 a day for weeks on end plus an opportunity to increase your profile .

    That is the reality.

  303. 303
    Hoo Flung Deng says:

    Tone, you smooth slippery b’stard you are the one for me.

  304. 304
    Nick says:

    ““This was Mr Blair simply giving informal advice over the phone.”

    ♫ Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Bliar ♫

  305. 305
    FFS says:

    Looking at it again it seems Blair was, in points 1 and 2, describing the Levenson enquiry. Presumably he had asked around and found out from the coalition what was being planned – he jumped to the conclusion that Ken MacDonald was going to be the judge, but it was given to Levenson two days later.

    It is pretty much a straightforward description of the Levenson process. I’m guessing this email was a response to 5 questions put to him by Brooks on behalf of News International.

    Should Blair have been passing on information on a judicial process he obtained from the coalition government?

  306. 306
    The British public says:

    Yes would Blair like to elaborate on exactly what he means
    by a Hutton-style inquiry…

  307. 307
    bloody modbot strikes again says:

    He’s got bullet point 2 wrong.

    Rather than ‘publish’ the report, it should be leaked (as the Hutton report was)

  308. 308
    South7eventh says:

    No he has been tucking his shirt in his underpants. Makes his butt look bigger. A big plus with the Ladies the world over not just from China

  309. 309
    An awkward bastard says:

    If you start shagging about look what happens.

  310. 310
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Anony – entrapment and then the blackmail something i have never ever evr mentioned on here though …

    Their castles are all built on sand.

  311. 311
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Many of the reasons behind the Milly Dowler issue go back to why levi bellfield – ‘got off’ being arrested for so long …

  312. 312
    Blowing Whistles says:

    During the showtrial (Actors in attendance) of Leveson – many senior people gave conflicting versions of what happened according to their perspective.

    One example: Brown’s stuff verses Rupe’s stuff

    One or the other – OR BOTH OF THEM were lying – under oath – i remind you all.

  313. 313
    Cinna says:

    An inspector calls.

  314. 314
    Cinna says:

    I wonder if TB has been advising this trio as well/

  315. 315
  316. 316
    jgm2 says:

    Publish or ‘leak’. Same difference to Blair and Campbell.

  317. 317
    bergen says:

    I wonder how Hutton now feels when he knows he will be reviled in history as a judge who did as he was told.

    A 30 pieces of silver man.

  318. 318
    just asking says:

    By “informal” does he mean ” off the record”?

  319. 319
    Dennis Lane says:

    What was an ex labour prime minister cosying up to Murdock for,support George Galloway in his exposure of rogue Blair

  320. 320
    Why Dave is useless says:

    It was a Labour Scandal but only someone as useless as Dave could have allowed it to be percieved and reported so extensively as one involving him.

  321. 321
    Anonymous says:

    Thou shalt not kill.

    Vengeance is the Lord’s I’m told.
    All will be revealed in the fullness of time, another said to me.
    I hope I live long enough to witness it, the emergence of truth about everything.

  322. 322
    Setting an official body up having the appearance of doing something but really just a cover up says:

    Hutton type enquiry ? Whatever can he mean ?

  323. 323
    BBC News Chief says:

    We have no space to cover this story, as we are too busy not covering the Labour/Paedophilia story.

  324. 324
    Hugh Jend says:

    It’s about operation ore….

  325. 325
    Earlier this week the Green Party said says:

    Anyone MP disagreeing with us should be thrown out of Parliament.

  326. 326
    Anonymous says:

    Resisting a citizens arrest too

  327. 327
    Chilcots never ending inquiry says:

    The blood on his hands doesnt bother him but getting called out on it does. That fact is beyond doubt.

  328. 328
    Charles Lynton says:

    This is appalling

  329. 329
    Chilcots never ending inquiry says:

    Exactly and the reason for the delay in Chilcot is that Campbell screwed up when giving evidence when asked to justify the ‘beyond doubt’ phrase used by Blair when he misled Parliament into thinking the intellegence was of that high standard. Campbell broke down on a tv show shorly after that and recent events reveal him to have sunk ino a depression yet again. Yep their sins will catch them out.

  330. 330
    Blairs advice explained says:

    Thats it in a nutshell.

  331. 331
    Blairs advice explained says:

    He’s a great and good type.

  332. 332
    Tony Blair, the world's greatest statesman says:

    The one person I really love more than anybody else is myself.

  333. 333
    CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

    Mother nature will normalise everything when the world’s population reaches a critical level. Not enough food and water to go around will lead to billions of deaths through famine and wars. Mother nature knows best.

  334. 334
    Harman DID act as an advocate for The Pae*****e s says:

    They aren’t allegations. They are proven fact.

  335. 335
    Anonymous says:

    Because we are better than the english in this event. A bit like Tennis.

  336. 336
    Anonymous says:

    Did Judas do the honourable thing or was he set-up as well?

  337. 337
    Anonymous says:

    Dick

  338. 338
    Nigelsauntie says:

    He’s going back, to sort out Iraq – again! After all, he is the UNPAID, Middle East Peace Envoy!
    Will he offer his advice to Red-Ed? President of the EU, or our next Prime Minister? Who knows.

  339. 339
    Nigelsauntie says:

    Has anyone issued a EAW yet?

  340. 340
    Lakeland Loiner says:

    Information leaked by Rupert in revenge for Wendi.

  341. 341
    Alex says:

    Hutton style. Is that anything to do with Gangnam style?

  342. 342
    Anonymous says:

    Same thing that caught out the Climategate crowd. They thought that by deleting anything embarrassing from their own computers, it had gone for ever.

    Among their vast store of technical ignorance was a complete lack of understanding of how mailservers work.

  343. 343
    Cinna says:

    Unpaid? No wonder he does sweet FA then?

  344. 344
    FLETCH says:

    So it’s official, Hutton was a white wash, one of the few honest things to come out of Blair’s mouth in years

    BRING ON CHILCOT and let the guilty feel the heat !!

  345. 345
    FLETCH says:

    cos he’s a member of the same chambers as Mother Blair. Keep it in the family Tone, and make a few bob on the side………..
    …………don’t you just love socialism

  346. 346
    How The Truth Hurts says:

    Well there’s the bit where Tone sings that he’s “the Son and Heir to Thatcher” but apart from that, no.

  347. 347
    Truthteller says:

    Blair should only be tried after we bring back hanging.

  348. 348
    Von Rumpoy killed our giraffe. says:

    Yuck !!
    Legal protector of the IRA, human rights trougher alongside Mrs Blair and then a LibDem peerage.
    Now returned to his anti British Establishment masters at Oxford.

  349. 349
    Tom Catesby says:

    There is always a stench of rotteness around that man.

  350. 350
    Anonymous says:

    That’s slander. Blair is not homosexual. He’s a completely straight little shit. No gay man could possibly have even considered doing the deed with Cherie.

  351. 351
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Interesting set of comments here.

    Closest to the mark is – that they are all eating themselves up with their lies and more lies – in that they all should be going down.

    Have no sympathy for any of the players in this – they are all guilty of many misdemeanours and criminal acts – Bliar however gets number one spot for his ‘abuse and misuse of power’ alongside Rupe and Co.

    Remember behind every one of them there is a legion of duplicitous shysters.

  352. 352
    Blowing Whistles says:

    To FFS and others in this box – Blair, Charlie Falconer and many other legals – concocted the ‘narrowed remit’ for the safe hands Hutton

    NOT ONE – legal actor in the Hutton whitewash – gave ‘testimony under oath’. The whole lot of them framed up and played out; aided and abetted by the conniving msm of the time a cover up.

    And Jonathan Sumption – gets elevated to the supreme court for his acting abilities … oh dear. And these legals sell themselves as being of the highest intelligence of the law … huh – tricksters, shysters, liars and frauds every last one of them.

    A conspiracy from the top down.

  353. 353
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Gilligan – is not out of the woods yet – considering the considerable ‘clues he was given’ post the other mans death and of which to this date he has ‘remained silent on’.

    He was at a restaurant in central London in 2003 late into the night. His group left about midnight but he waited around until about 2 pm and followed 2 men out of that restaurant.

  354. 354
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    But will it be top story on the BBC 10’oclock news which is watched by millions?

    That’s just one of their deceitful tricks for manipulating the news output.

  355. 355
    Blowing Whistles says:

    nor Bircham Dyson Bell or any of the bastards.

  356. 356
    Blowing Whistles says:

    you are ‘fucked, fucked, fucked’ Rsole.

    n.b. Lord Birt – “who the fuck are you?”

  357. 357
    Twampersand says:

    He wasn’t calld ‘Miranda’ at university for nothing.

    Ask Clarissa Dixon-Wright. She had him sussed years ago.

  358. 358
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Blairs game was up long before 2007 – try the cover up when a certain man was murdered in the woods.

  359. 359
    Twampersand says:

    If one observes how the Lord Jesus Christ understands that pasage when questioned on related matters in the NT, He quoted it as ‘Thou shalt not murder’.

    There is a world of difference between murder and killing. One could argue, and I would, that a legally orchestrated execution for perjury, murder, dereliction of duty, war crimes, perverting the course of justice, treason and repeated breaches of oaths of office are more than enough reason to send someone to the gallows.

    I can think of at least 100 people of ‘power’ in the last 20 years that should be executed for the reasons outlined above, amongst other things.

    I too hope I live long enough to see it. Imagine the viewing figures!

  360. 360
    jimbo says:

    What does seeing Charlie for consication mean….I know the Guidos might nor want to talk abot their paymasters and pinger….but ?oint the f

  361. 361
    Twampersand says:

    95% of ‘greenhouse’ gas is water vapour. Not my opinion, a fact.

    Perhaps we should ban water?

    I could not give a toss about carbon nonsense. It has absolutely no relevance to my life, apart from the money I lose because of gaia worship.

  362. 362
    Suzie says:

    At last someone else can see how wrong it is that black people have so many associations that white people can’t belong to. White people should start their own. How long they would be allowed would be interesting!

  363. 363
    Suzie says:

    Stop cutting the bloody trees down!

  364. 364
    Just saying says says:

    Come on Rupert …

    Stop fucking around…

    GET ON WITH IT!

    *grabs popcorn*

  365. 365
    jdseanjd says:

    Chilcot? Yes please.

    I would so dearly love to this warmongering, mass murdering, slime B£iar in the dock for crimes against humanity, I can almost taste it, the Catholic Cnut.

  366. 366
    English Heretic says:

    Not on Newsnight matey, we know what side our pensions are buttered on.

  367. 367
    English Heretic says:

    And The Guardian too! only it is a teeny bit Rusbridger and doesn’t burn as well as the filthy incendiary DM.

  368. 368
    English Heretic says:

    Fair point, the BBC did take a lot of flak for the dodgy dossier, honest Al Campbell knows how that panned out.

  369. 369
    Windy Miller says:

    why the response from his spokesperson then?

  370. 370
    Diomalco says:

    Members of a Labour government corrupt – who would’ve thunk it?

  371. 371
    Shares of the day says:

    Buy popcorn, BUY POPCORN !!!!!!!……sell red rosettes immed….oh what a dream

  372. 372
    Mr Sheen says:

    he may be slightly shin but he’s still a turd

  373. 373
    Mr Sheen says:

    according to PIE that info would excite 4 year olds

  374. 374
    Diomalco says:

    Suspect you’ll soon see the lid crammed back on again.

  375. 375
    Diomalco says:

    Blair getting shafted looks like ‘Murdoch’s revenge’ through his paid up minons.

  376. 376
    We KNOW liblabcon are liars.. we can hope UKIP less so. says:

    Really ffs?

    I don’t remember ANYONE getting the option to vote for Brown?

  377. 377
    Mandy says:

    Watch his wealthy ‘friends’ start to carefully back off. Invitations to cruise will only come from Lord Chrissie Smith.

  378. 378
    keep sniffing says:

    ‘Publish a Hutton style report’ -loaded, why a ‘Hutton style report’?

  379. 379
    k7765h6 says:

    Indeed… Why does SCUMbag Bliar think we have finished with him?
    He is a war criminal and traitor who does the bidding of a different “country”.

  380. 380
    Mandy -I've had a few says:

    Ref No. 348. Could it be that Cherie is a He-She?

  381. 381
    khu76 says:

    When they realised that the Tabloid reading Mong public wouldn’t understand that hot and COLD weather extremes would happen during the upward temperature trend.

  382. 382
    khu76 says:

    Bliar wants dirt on Murdoch so he can defend himself. How they deserve each other…

  383. 383
    khu76 says:

    Best proof yet!

  384. 384
    Anonymous says:

    Any possibility of Beks returning the compliment by offering Tone advice? On how to extricate himself from the mire, the George Galloway crowd-funded documentary about Iraq is likely to create.

  385. 385
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    Blackpool?

  386. 386
    (That's enough Eds, Ed!) says:

    “A judge who did as he was told” Now there’s a novelty…………………….NOT! Time we started electing them. Works for the Yanks!

  387. 387
    Sir Roger de Senseless says:

    He’s better lookin’ than I remembered. Who’s the smug-looking bastard on the right?

  388. 388
    The Tony B£air saga is not over says:

    Word has it that there is much more to come on T Blair which he cannot stop with D notices etc. Most of it is around money and he and slot-gob’s insatiable pursuit of it. The irony is that the socialist mob loved him and were the backbone of his support and he evidently is not one of them. He has been looking at effectively emigrating for the last 3yrs to a non extradition treaty country – if there were any justice the Americans would extract him via extraordinary rendition. Why the fuck do the public keep voting Labour – they fuck everything up and the Tories spend their terms in office just sweeping up the mess?

  389. 389
    FrankField's Buttplug says:

    I always new Tony would make a lovely agony aunt


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