February 24th, 2014

End of the Piers Show: CNN Sack Phone Hacking Suspect

“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” Piers Morgan tells the New York Times by way of explanation to why his CNN show is getting canned. “I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarising, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it.” 

 Yes Piers, that’s the only reason why


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    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Piers is coming home to sample porridge.

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    Jud says:


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    M'lud says:

    Slowly, but surely, the net is closing…

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    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    Wow, a sacking AND prison all in one year?
    How memorable for him.

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    derek laud says:


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    I fear the slime ball is too well protected !

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    Casual Observer 7 says:

    If he wasn’t such a totally awful c’unt, one could feel sorry for him. Not.

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    Jezza Clarkson says:


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    A perfect way to start the week says:

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    You don't have to get shot for freedom, just vote for it says:

    Independence for UKraine

    Vote UKIP for UK independence.

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    Worf says:

    CNN have finally found the key to what makes Piers tick and they’ve kneed him in the groin. He can expect a bumpy landing.

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    Iron Man says:

    Piers Moron leave the USA and let some other Limey come here who is not a commie turd anti gun owning libtard dickwad, please. Peter Hitchens can have political asylum in Couer d’Alene Idaho if he wants it.

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    Hypocrisy of the left says:

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    Your theory is it’s the hacking scandal? That’s what Americans are talking about? I hate to break it to you but 90% of them don’t know you exist and the rest don’t care. If his ratings weren’t shit they’d keep him.

    Besides, shouldn’t the Digger’s gimps stick together?

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    Hypocrisy of the left says:

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    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Officially the reason will be the total collapse of his ratings.

    With a prime time total audience of 270k last month, leading him to tie with CNN’s sixth worst ratings result ever, your posts here get a bigger and more commercially significant audience.

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    It’s America. There is no other reason. Ever.

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    the real world says:

    If UKIP got voted in the left would riot in London and Farage would be dragged off screaming by the mob. The EU would declare Owen Jones the legitimate leader of the UK. All remaining UKIP party members would be rounded up and sent for trial at the Hague.

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    Podiceps says:

    Yes. If only the same applied to the waffling bigots and blankly unfunny comedians of the BBC, completely cushioned against their unpopularity by endless supplies of licence fee funding.

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    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Having worked over there in the past, the behind closed doors reason will be the stench surrounding phone hacking, and possibility that he may end up being arrested.

    CNN manage their reputational risk very well and will not risk a scandal that would threaten their credibility or negatively affect their stock price.

    If Z’ucker did not deal with this, it would be his ass on the block next.

    Look how quick they moved his slot and have now cancelled. That is very fast.

    Cross-hairs may next be moving to Thompson over at NYT – with similar reasoning. There it would be a board decision.

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    Ukrainian freedom fighters says:

    We yearn to join the EU. EU membership means economic and social progress. Ukraine in the EU NOW! For prosperity, modernity and the rule of law!

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    But this is what you wanted. These comedians set up their own production companies and Attila the Hen forced the Beeb to buy in this crap instead of the far better programmes they used to make themselves. You can’t worship the market and then complain when it feeds you shit.

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    Herman van Rumpelstiltskin says:

    This Owen Jones. English joke. Yes ?

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    Bollocks. Fox have Ollie North and G Gordon Liddy. They don’t care if you’re an axe murderer provided you get the numbers.

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    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Oliver North’s convictions were cancelled in 1990. He only got to Fox in 2001 after working his way up from an appearance on the Jerry Springer Show in 1991.

    He would not have been hired to host a show until he had built up his credibility, and certainly not if his convictions had held.

    Liddy was involved in Watergate and has convictions. He is not hosting any shows on the TV broadcast networks – only appears as panelist or guest on Fox. He would never get a show there, even though he has a very large radio audience who would watch.

    They do care about reputational issues, and the numbers.

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    The Tony B£air saga is not over says:

    Piers won’t go down. Neither will Rebekah. Or any editors. Send them to Pentonville and they have no reasons left not to spill about cabinet ministers fiddling with kids and one or two other juicy bits. They can’t publish obviously, but the internet is a useful tool for swerving slander/libel suits. And the likely reveals would be so scandalous the public won’t care about the way they are exposed. The whole trial thing and everything around it is a pantomime. A little like old DJs and actors getting prosecuted for groping women in 1967 – how the hell do you present credible evidence for such things? Its a pantomime – a stage show.

    Morgan was 3rd rate anyway – poor editor and worse TV host, gobbling marsupial bollocks in the jungle beckons.

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    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Eliot Spitzer does not have any convictions. No criminal charges were ever brought against him either by prosecutors.

    He is also not on Fox – but was on Gore’s CurrentTV. He left that when they were sold to Al J’azeera.

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    Casual Observer 7 says:

    Spitzer ? Yes – he left CNN to go over to CurrentTV.

    At CNN he co-hosted ‘In the Arena’. That show was cancelled about four months after he left and was replaced with Anderson 360. Arena only ran for 10 months because the ratings and format were poor.

    Spitzer left to host his own show at CurrentTV.

    Not sure what your point is.

    Spitzer was not fired, has not had criminal charges laid against him, or has any convictions. If criminal charges had been laid or he had picked up convictions relating to the p’rostitution scandal then he would not have been hired.

    His public split with his wife last year on top of the earlier scandal, is what has really finished him off now.

    To your point, civil cases generally don’t matter from the network’s point of view. Criminal though, as Piers maybe facing, is a whole different ball game.

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    Brett Lee says:

    Howzat ?

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    South7eventh says:

    Mail splashing……..I thought it was males splashing (urine ) in an Iraqi detention centre did for this journalist at the Mirror. Now CNN have seen the light perhaps dear Piers can inspect British jails more closely and follow the Huhne dog at the Guardian at the end of his sentence

    Once a rotten and biased journalist always a ……..!

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    No it isn’t. Their personal tax dodging arrangements have fuck all to do with the free market.

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    CNN should have sent Piers to Venezuela to report on the effects of state controlled gun control in Caracas.

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    *smirking face*

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    Fly on the wall says:

    CO7: As a regular reader/contributor here, I am quite astonished at your breadth and depth of knowledge on many, if not most, of the topics raised in this forum. That leads me to suspect that you are not one person but a whole group of interested and very well informed individuals whose expertise and knowledge is called upon as needed.

    Am I right or are you really a walking encyclopaedia?

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    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    You’ve never heard of Google?

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    Fly on the wall says:

    Yes indeed – spot on. If you need any further advice on this topic may I suggest you consult the people of Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, France and Italy for useful survival tips.

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    Fly on the wall says:

    … Gunners’ fan? Am I close?

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    Fly on the wall says:

    Don’t be so trite Maqboul; that is unworthy of you.

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    Fly on the wall says:

    Looks like he was definitely caught out to me.

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    Rob Roy says:

    But that David Cameron has just promised us Scots an extra £200M if we vote to stay in the Union.

    What a nice man he is.

    No one can have anything to “spill” about him.

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    Alex Salmond says:

    See you, we want tae join the EU, we saw it first, we wants it, oh yes we wants it the preciousssssssss

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    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Taxi for Mr Morgan, taxi for Mr Morgan.

    Aliens at 6 o’clock, aliens at 6 o’clock.

    Do not pass go ,do not collect £200 even if the aliens are friendly.

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    The Americans have finally got sick of the pontificating little c-nt telling them how he thinks they should be running their country.

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    whippet says:

    Piers is out of touch. Maybe now it will dawn on him that he isn’t very likeable and he is a turn off for audiences.
    The interrogations of celebs on his UK vehicle were distasteful and could only be entertainment for people with personality disorders, like Piers himself.

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    Piss Organ says:

    No-one likes being hacked sacked.

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    Barry says:

    My treasured memory is of Piers on HIGNFY, appealing to the audience to confirm that he was more popular than Ian Hislop. He received a rude awakening then, and there may be another one coming now.

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    Anonymous says:

    Every News Quiz and The Now Show should be preceded by “…and now follows a party political broadcast on behalf of the Labour party”

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    non taxable pikey says:

    Mine is when Bret Lee bowled at him. The Aussie recognised him as a W’nker and let him have it.

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    Piers’ career trajectory is beginning to take on a dynamic similar to Schumacher’s.

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    Chuckabrick says:

    Banging on about guns – Oh dear!

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    We the English want our freedom too says:

    It’s sickening that Cameron is taking the Cabinet to get on their knees to the Scots. I suspect he will give them all they want, in more treacherous appeasement.

    We the English will want rid of him and his Unionists.

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    Sicko says:

    I’d prefer to see that hateful PIE woman in the dock.

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    morality dave says:

    Look, believe me, I will do whatever it takes to make me look good – even give Ukraine our money that we haven’t got, apparently … especially now that the floods are finished

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    Andrew Efiong says:

    His reputation in tatters, he’s lost his job.

    Let the downfall gather pace as I get some popcorn!

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    Village Idiot says:

    ……..”Karma”…..or as my mum would say,…..”God will punish you”…and sure enough,i would fall off my bike and have blood and gravel on my knees,as punishment
    for bad,rude or disrespectful behaviour!…..(didn,t work as I remained a rebel)

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    Part of the establishment says:

    I’d like to see Brett Lee bowl at smarmy Hislop though.
    Some chin music for the pompous little turd, if he had a chin.

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    Anon. says:

    Here’s another example of the BBC shielding the Labour party by non reporting.
    You won’t find anything about this at the BBC.


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    Andrew Efiong says:

    Labour are on the run! These scary MPs are ducking for cover and trying to go for ground as they flee important questions from Britain’s biggest newspaper.

    These MPs only look more shifty as they hide.

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    Raving Loon says:

    Osborne says the UK is ready to provide finance to Ukraine.

    Really George? I don’t remember agreeing to that!

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    Prime Minister"Money's no object" Cameron says:

    Just to confirm, we the Conservative Party, have officially gone to war with every private enterprise, on your behalf.

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    @Fly on the wall & @M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul (see you are having difficulties in posting your moniker BTW!)

    Intelligence requires both facts and process. Facts are now, quite correctly, everyone’s province. Google/Wiki potentially provides everything one could want but they are not always correct and I am always amazed at information which I have in my modest library of some 9,000 volumes here which is not to be found on the internet.

    I often post stuff from my books in order to get it onto the net because I feel it will be otherwise lost!

    Process is the important part in determining intelligence IMO. I can tell you for example that Menelaus had no male heir but I would need to know he existed in the first place in order to be able to look him up. I would also, of course, need to appreciate the difference between mythology and fact!

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    another catholic purpose cunt gets cunted says:

    how long till piers gets slotted?

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    Village Idiot says:

    …..Be gentle,think of the family and friends,around the man…It is all in the alignment of the stars and moon!…An unstoppable force!

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Nice to see the BBC spinning for Morgan claiming he’s lost his job because of right wingers who don’t like his stance on guns.

    Expect Morgan to get a nice job off the BBC.

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    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    This only goes to show what a nice man David Cameron really is.

    He takes money off us and within 48 hours of the mob taking over the Presidents palace he is offering it to the Ukrainians.

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    cornwall storms says:

    What’s that saying?

    You can fool some of the people all of the time or all of the people some of the time. But you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.

    The truth will out.

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    Skeleton bob says:

    If UKIP got voted in the left would get some tough love meted out to them. All you get from the Tories is weakness, as shown by their refusal to bring the left-leaning BBC to heel.

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    UKIP or bust says:

    How long till he’s on the Beeb, more like.

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    Sheikh Basha Banka says:

    Please appreciate that if the Bank of Ukraine goes under then it won’t be the only Bank going tits up.

    This is how Cameron operates: dives in first for some soundbites and shoots himself in the foot.

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    The British public says:

    No money to Ukraine.
    Spend it on flood victims,dredging rivers and improving
    coastal defences.
    Stay out of the EU v.Russia battle for Ukraine.

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    Anonymous says:

    Well while won’t Cameron stick the boot in?

    It’s pretty obvious they are all protecting each other.

    Just like in the Cyril Smith case. Known about by Liberals, Labour, Tories, Police and press for decades. But nothing was done.

    That in a nutshell is the great British establishment for you. Filthy corruption followed by filthy cover up after filthy cover up.

    And those jokers go on about bringing democracy to Ukraine and Syria!

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    Skeleton bob says:

    And who will be paying for the Ukrainians if they join the EU. Well the British taxpayer of course, if Dimwit Dave gets his way.

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    Sheikh Basha Banka says:

    Think not what I can do for my country but what my country can do for Ukraine.

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    err says:

    Talking of crap hacks.
    Kevin MacGuire praises White Dee’s ‘honesty ‘ in The Mirror.
    She stole £13,000 from her former employers at Birmingham
    City Council.

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    Our allies, eh? says:

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    2. A minimum of eight (8) abreast. Ten (10) if room is available. A unit with 250+ members MUST march 10 abreast.
    3. Two (2) marshals of each marching unit should bring up the rear.
    4. The only banners allowed are ones identifying the unit or “England Get Out of Ireland”. Only one identifying
    banner for each unit. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
    5. Green hats, sneaker, or other “odd ball” dress is not permitted.
    6. No animals or mascots
    7. No eating, drinking or smoking in the Line of March.
    8. No displays of any kind will be permitted. DO NOT ASK!!
    9. Units should make sure they are in proper formation before approaching Fifth Avenue.
    10. After units get on Fifth Avenue, no stragglers should be allowed to join the unit. Unit marshals should be on the
    alert for this at each intersection. Please be viligant.
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    12. Shirts with advertising are NOT an appropriate form of dress. No children’s pull or push wagons permitted.
    13. Please remember, you are on Fifth Ave. for one hour once a year and you should march with pride in your heritage
    and dress accordingly, BUSINESS DRESS CODE IS REQUIRED.
    Web Site: NYCStPatricksParade.Org

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    Send us your money says:

    William Hague was sealing a deal with that Ukrainian President as recently as last Friday.

    This morning there is an arrest warrant out for the guy.

    Just what was William Hague playing at last week and what exactly did he do in Kiev to have sparked off all of this.

    No doubt everything will be clarified when Mr Minitwit raises the issue at PMTs this week

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    Sally Bercow says:

    Who on earth would employ Piers Moron now?

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    Tory Party Think Tank says:

    No state benefits for thieving little bitches.

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    freedom my arse says:

    They had democracy in Ukraine.
    The ousted president had been elected.
    But he wasn’t the democratically elected
    choice of the EU or US.

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    Tory Party Think Tank says:

    The only thing that will happen is that Dave Cameron will turn bright red in the face.

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    Joe Public II says:

    Not even Hazel Bliars?

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    An awkward bastard says:

    The Ukrainians are now saying the arrest warrant is for “mass murder”.

    Can we all see the “due diligence” that our Government did before sending Hague to Kiev last week.

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    BBC says:

    We will.

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    An awkward bastard says:

    Lets hope the Plod open a file on her.

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    Tom from Burnham on Sea says:

    This is all very interesting but there is still mud and water in my kitchen.

    I can’t get to work to earn money to pay my taxes.

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    how about says:

    Or Margaret Moran?

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    It is decline management from now. He should have salted away enough to be able to survive comfortably for the rest of his natural. The question is, will he adapt or carry on in denial. In the latter case, he will hit a brick wall.

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    Piers Moron says:

    But at least I had a major TV show of my own, not like some I could mention.

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    MIKE OX no longer HARD says:

    Will someone please tell auserity Dave to stop wasting tens of millions of our money on his “keep Jockland in the union”jaunt

    This week he has decided to take the whole fucking cabinet on an all expenses paid jollyto Jockland to persuade the 5% who give a fuck , that independence is bad for their benefits
    He has also commissioned a report into splitting the North sea oil fields should the one in a million chance happen , i wonder how much that cost us
    Stick to things you know about Dave , like Gay Marriage

    TWAT !

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    Tom from Burnham on Sea says:

    Within a flash Baroness Ashton is in Kiev today discussing billions of pounds in financial aid.

    Need I say anymore

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    stop giving OUR money w says:

    And I can’t travel by train through Devon.

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    Joe Public II says:

    Why the endless fascination with the hacking Press?

    It was, and is, their job to crawl around the gutters digging out information about the stinking corruption among politicians of all parties and exposing hypocritical luvvies. Dubious practices are necessary to expose all those fuckers.

    Forget about Morgan & Co. — concentrate on nailing Camoron, St.Tone, Gorgon, Miliprat, Nickelarse and all the rest of the lying thieving bastards at the HoC

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    The Foreign Office says:

    We are too busy with fantasy cricket, translating Shakespeare’s sonnets into classical Greek, flagellation and sucking up to the Arabs actually to do any research. Anyway, we like foreign despots; always have done. Pip-pip!

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    MIKE OX no longer HARD says:

    Back on topic

    There used to be a saying in show biz

    You know you have made it in this business , “when you get to perform on the end of the Piers” (Blackpool that is)

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    Eels says:

    What a horrid comparison. Vile.

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    bergen says:

    Very oddly, the BBC is ignoring this story completely.

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    cornwall storms says:

    Well that’s alright. I hear that cameron and hague are now collecting as much of the overseas aid budget that they can at short notice and sending it to the ukraine.

    It doesn’t matter that the flood ridden south of England needs it more – they’d rather donate to a shaky ukrainian government that may or not be able to hold off civil war.

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

    If they haven’t got a space program then they soon will have, courtesy of the British taxpayer :-)

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    Nation wreckers on their way says:

    For the globalists and neocons, the Ukraine had the wrong sort of democracy.

    Just like France will have the wrong sort of democracy if they ever dare elect Madame Le Pen. Same goes for any European country not willing to tow the globalist line.

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    God help us says:

    Oh dear.

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    Tad Baliszewski of Noo Yawk says:

    Erin go bragh!

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    MIKE OX no longer HARD says:

    Most of the numb fuckers ,don’t even know where Ireland is

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    altruism in industry says:

    what’s democratic about any of it ? Admitted the guy was a mega-trougher who puts our troughers to shame but this is like putting Bercow in charge because of a few riots in London.

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    Stretch Maquire says:

    So they have released him from his contract because he’s having to come home to do porridge

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    everyone says:

    let’s hope Kevin Pieterson starts a twitter campaign blaming Matt Prior for all of the problems faced by Piers Morgan

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    Suicide watch says:

    In the 70s/80s you knew when a celeb’s career had hit rock bottom when they started appearing on ITV’s Celebrity Squares.

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    Steve Miliband says:

    Radio Norfolk. Travelodge. Lexus. Aha.

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    Can anything be too vile for Piers? :evil:

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    Barry O' Bummer says:

    Us Kenyan Irish must stick together.

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

    A poxy £200 million as opposed to hundreds of billions of pounds from all that oil,gas & whiskey revenue.

    The benefit scroungers down South are getting ever more desperate :-)

    Freedom from the English jackboot!

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    Good morning, sir!

    In trusting that you are well, my I express my condolences at your newly encountered lack of tumescence. A sorry tale, indeed and I hope you will soon be restored to first class, spit-roast condition.

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    UKIP UKIP UKIP says:

    BBC toady show just censored an insurance representative when he tried to explain how neglect of dredging led to flooding cutting him off mid sentence. Half the story half the time, Piers would be right at home on the BBC.

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    Liblabcon, CBI, BBC and other usual suspects says:

    Britain desperately needs Ukrainian immigrants to do the jobs the lazy Poles, Romanians and Bulgarians won’t do.

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    M102 says:

    Nice to see you back dadcotbbc. They’ll give the cuunt his own chat show.

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    MIKE OX no longer HARD says:

    What do you mean in the 70’s/80’s ?
    It’s Still being repeated on the Challenge TV channellast night a bloke won a Hillman Imp and a Trouser press
    Lucky Bastard !

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

    I bet Denis McShameless is a bit miffed, he stole about the same amount and got sentenced to 6 months. White Dee does the same and she becomes a TV celebrity :-)

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    E w a n m e says:

    Poor Cherie. I pray that the magic of love conquers all things and Tony and Cherie will be happy in love again. xx

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    BBC Propaganda Unit says:

    Recent floods were caused by climate change.
    Any sceptics will be burned at the stake.

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    Just what ARE they going to spend this money on ?

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    MIKE OX no longer HARD says:

    Someone should point out to the Sky reporter in Ukraines Freedom square
    That walking about with a microphone with a handle which looks very much like a machine gun , may just provoke a sniper to pop a cap through your earhole

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    No Pun Intended. says:

    The yanks tired of hear piers banging on about guns, almost funny that, oh! by the way, when is he going to get locked up?

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    MIKE OX no longer HARD says:

    Let Ukraine join the EU i say

    This from Ukraine got tallent

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    Tom Catesby. says:

    Mc Shit did six weeks! what does six weeks worth of white dee’s benefit add up to?

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    chris says:

    Let’s be fair, we have plenty of home grown (and very ill-educated) dumb people here, too.

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    Anonymous says:

    I just REbecca and DAve Cameron would get the same treatment from the left. Seems the right are the only decent ones who understand the law.

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    Or, since it IS the Ukraine, your cornhole.

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    Anonymous says:

    Don’t bring Cameron into this under the cover of they are all sticking up for each other. That’s a leftie view when they are always caught out and try to muck spread as far and wide as possible.

    Focus on the main story the abhorrence at the top of Labour

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    Tom Catesby. says:

    Is little willie going to organise to send the arrest warrant to the Kremlin, I suppose Valdimir will have a spare back room in there for his pal from Kiev to hide in. Personally, I wouldn’t waste the stamp.

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    Jack Ketch says:


    It’s endemic in that political party.

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    MIKE OXHARD says:

    Lol and a good morrow to you sir
    my impotencehas now cleared up due to my access to this site has now speeded up

    have you seen my clip of Ukraine got talent ?so much better than the shite we get served upo here (if i ever watched it which i never have )

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    MIKE OXHARD says:

    I wonder if Piers ever “hacked” the Car crash ?

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    Tom Catesby. says:

    The beeb was telling all who wanted to listen as recently as three days ago, what a rich agricultural country Ukraine is. Don’t think they need the cash really, But it sounds like the unelected Ashton will be acting as the bag women, taking the EUSSR bribe to the new troughers in Kiev. The shape of things to come when you join the club boys and girls and the prospect of free movement and free bennies when you eventually get to the UK.

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    Cinna says:

    All well and good Harriet; now what about the PIE?

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    Axe the telly tax says:

    Its going to get far worse as the BBC start to shore up Ed. My guarntee is come early spring next year the BBC will be full of the rights crimes and what a wonderful leadership pair Ed and Hatemen would make.

    Those empty champagne bottles in the BBC corridors don’t drink themselves you know

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    Jack Ketch says:

    Jeremy Clarkeson needs a boy to clean the shit off of the bottom of his range rover.

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    Liblabcon in it up to their necks says:

    Don’t be an idiot.

    It’s a liblabcon problem. But your instinctive petty tribalism won’t allow that thought to even enter into your empty head.

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    English, not British says:

    If the British government and Scottish nationalists can reach an agreement that screws the English, then they’ll both be pleased.

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    No tears for Piers he’ll float back up again. Wonte?

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    Casual Observer 7 says:

    @FLY: Google and Internet Archive are very powerful tools which help with quick fact cross checking – but as @CRMM points out they are not perfect. Most of the internet is unedited and at best just op-ed, but as more and better source becomes available that changes. It is still important to always be critical.

    The translation tools help tap into source which is not in mother tongue – to a point. That makes a big difference also.

    But, with out of print, and a growing number, of books becoming available online (through G’utenberg and various digital library projects, not to mention private b’torrents…) that is changing.

    The issues above I am familiar with as I have lived through that period, and it is part of experience. A bit like H’utton, !raq, matters Thatcher, Bla!r, C’lintons, S+L Crisis, Cold War, B’ush etc. Cross checking on Wiki to jog memory of precise facts (or to identify false-facts) is smart.

    This was only to flush out the straw men being thrown above. The objective was keeping to the central tenet of refuting a particular counter-argument being put forward which I know to be false and slightly uninformed.

    Highly recommend that sort of investigation to anyone. What can seem like a completely dull subject at first blush can be interesting on closer inspection. When there is plenty of source online the sleuthing is relatively easy, and fun.

    If you have source like @CRMM, then sometimes you can find yourself in the odd situation of identifying a mistake that crept into print. It is a good feeling when that happens.

  145. 145
    NWO says:

    I can see there’s plenty of diversity work to be done.

    By the time we’ve finished, we’ll have whole districts of Lemberg and Kiev looking like Bradford and Brixton.

  146. 146
    ykug76 says:

    It’s what Israel ordered them to do. After all, many “Israelis” have their real roots there.

  147. 147
    Eels says:

    Not for Piers, for Schumacher….

  148. 148
    Casual Observer 7 says:

    The BBC are doing the devils work for the government.

    The insurance industry will want to wriggle and put out the truth in order to save themselves the full liability for the insurance payouts.

    The government has a real problem here as they are liable, and are over a barrel with their own insurers. Flood Re and follow the money… ;-)

  149. 149
    ykug76 says:

    Indeed. Their hacking is laughable compared to what the state does.
    They are being punished by he state.

  150. 150
    Iiiiiiiiiiiiin one says:

    The prizes on Bullseye are spectacular.
    All those lucky bastards winning speedboats

  151. 151
    yg76mi7g8 says:

    I trust the leaders of the NSA and GCHQ will be held as accountable as the media for their hacking exploits?

  152. 152
    Jesse Montgomery III says:


  153. 153
    Mirror Mirror... says:

    So, piss poor turns out to be,well, piss poor really, no surprises there then, just took the yanks a bit longer to figure it out!

    Surely the only remaining question is how someone with the privileged and well educated upbringing that Celia Walden had could make such obviously bad character judgement!

    The remaining 99.99999% of the world know him for the invertebrate that he is!

  154. 154
    Scrap the BBC Tax and liberate the UK says:

    Yeah who could possibly have predicted that.

    Maybe if they weren’t all marxists, gays and P#dos …

  155. 155
    Fly on the wall says:

    CO7: tqvm, much obliged for your resspnse. Please keep up the good work – many of us simply do not have the time to undertake major research projects.

  156. 156
    Scrap the BBC Tax and liberate the UK says:

    @ Jimmy’s SDNFTM

    Scrap the BBC tax then we’ll see how popular they are.

  157. 157
    Fly on the wall says:

    About a quarter of a million at the last count.

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  159. 159
    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    Yes ,the man who tried to fit up the British Army with his lies and
    false photographs when he was editor of the Daily Mirror .
    Chickens coming home to roost.

  160. 160
    Gordon Smart says:

    Fat Piers knew!

  161. 161
    Gordon Smart says:

    Piers Morgan is the funniest character created by Steve Coogan.

  162. 162
    Tim Yeo-yo says:

    We reply need more Ukrainian hookers in London?

  163. 163
    The Ukranian People says:

    Ah yes but before we become like the people of Greece this EU of yours is going to bung us loadsamoney for new roads, wind farms and other great infrastructure projects. We will use some of this money to employ Chinese labour for peanuts and then we will have a great party in the Majdan with the rest. Hazzah!

  164. 164
    Gordon Smart says:

    It’s endemic in the political party of Jack Dromey, Mrs Jack Dromey, Patrica Hewitt, Harriet Harman and other assorted creeps.

  165. 165
    Gordon Smart says:

    Leave Ben Elton alone, He has never recovered from being found out as being talentless.

  166. 166
    Joe Public says:

    Listened to the BBC radio this morning (for a very very short time).
    James (Lenin) Naughty “interviewing Smart Alec Salmond – definately a NO NO for my blood pressure so the OFF button pressed.
    Nothing on radio 4 on the riots in Venezuela but the BBC World Programme did cover it, stating “it was a middle class revolution” and of course not mentioning that it was yet another failed left wing government.
    Listened to radio 2 over breakfast but turned off in disgust.
    Now the Tory Party and the Guardian want my views in emails – what a life.

  167. 167
    Gordon Broon - I saved the World you know says:

    I always liked Piers as he supported me. He can join my charity anytime.
    Lots of travel, lolly, good food and company.

  168. 168
    Big Momma. says:

    This morning the BBC reported on the Savile Report as to why he was not caught sooner. They stated it blames the police for not having joined up thinking and systems.
    Wonderful how these second rate public funded hacks forget that it was the BBC that protected him from the real world.
    Another case of hypocrisy yesterday was on BBC radio 4 Analysis on the dire state of public management conveniently forgetting they have one of the worst organization structures and management of media organizations in the western world.

  169. 169
    NYT Board says:

    We are following this very keenly.
    So far any positive effect due to Thompson’s management style is not visible.

  170. 170
    Just Saying says:

    Agree on Rebekah as she is certainly milking human kindness.
    No so sure about Morgan as he is greatly disliked and being 3rd rate would not be missed but would be an object lesson for others.
    He could of course give master classes on disinformation in open prisons.

  171. 171
    English Non-Voter. says:

    I agree to let Scotland have independence and for them to pay back all that they owe England for its £billions in investment in Scotland and its 5 million population.
    The Labour jockboot (sic) would be released from Westminster and we can export their MP’s to Glasgow and Edinburgh where they will wreak disaster on the Scottish economy, which will increasingly rely on EU investment and laws.

  172. 172
    Tim Yeo-yo says:

    Jimmy you tool. How does the licence payer have any influence on what lefty twat ‘comedians’ the BBC hire. If that’s how you think the market operates for the BBC then you really are a fuktard mong.

  173. 173
    Red Ed Millibandwagon, Balls, Harperson, Dromey et al says:

    We are working at it.
    WHEN WE get into power we will devolve more powers to Scotland and give it the UK£.
    We are sorry that Laurie Penny and Owen Jones will go to Scotland IF Scotland votes for independence.
    We believe in the tail wagging the dog, except where the Lib Dems are concerned.

  174. 174
    Tim Yeo-yo says:

    Meant to say “do we really.”

  175. 175
    BBC - Labour Says, Labour Says says:

    We did quickly mention is in a terse one liner at 6am this morning.

  176. 176

    Indeed. But one may not odds facts and it is the trajectory to which I referred.

  177. 177
    BBC - Labour Says, Labour Says says:

    Its the same with Ukraine where Hard Line Right Wing Terrorists have taken over.
    We got this directly from Vlad the Putin, so it must be correct.
    Venezuela? Never heard of it.

  178. 178
    Cor Blimey says:

    Mainly Labour Tribal followers.

  179. 179
    Red Ed Millibandwagon says:

    As one of our comrades we will offer to put him in charge of all (union) funded food banks to promote our cause.
    He will also have input to BBC and Guardian / Independent editorials.

  180. 180
    Tesco is shite says:

    We should get rid of the ghastly Harridan and THEN take on Piers. Everyone – keep on and on and on about the PIE scandal until even the Biased Broadcasting Conspiracy is forced to cover it. HARMAN OUT! HARMAN OUT!

  181. 181
    Just Asking says:

    They should put it in the Olympics. Ukraine could do quite well.

  182. 182
    American Public says:

    Anyone can make President. Look at who we have now.
    Piers was obviously employed for his strange accent and nice smile.

  183. 183
    The Great British Public says:

    ….for trial by Hague…

  184. 184
    Derrin Brown's cleaning out the prison bogs with his tongue says:


  185. 185
    Brown's Boggin Tricks on crap4 and needlessly repeated on Bore4 says:

    Taking a bath in the ratings? Time for Morgan & chums to take a cold shower in prison!

  186. 186
    inside out says:

    Morgan is a born chancer,he was as a showbiz journalist.Insider dealer,not checking stories whilst editor,hacking phones? he knew of course he knew,standing that up beyond reasonable doubt might be a bit more difficult.He deserves porridge,there is a chance he will get away.

  187. 187
    A Former Beatle says:

    Never mind Piers Im sure we can work it out !

  188. 188
    James Clerk Maxwell says:

    Yes and in return for English investment we almost single handedly invented the modern world. Are you complaining you didnt get value for money ?Would you like us to take it back and return you to the dark ages ?

  189. 189
    Airey Belvoir says:

    The Youtube of Dame Edna taking down Piers is well worth watching.

  190. 190
    Good Grief. says:

    That odious BBC radio presenter with the good voice, Caroline Quinn, was on the PM programme talking to Pier’s Democrat media followers (few in number) making excuses for him and blaming their own public.
    She followed this with Guido’s Bercow Crackerjack exposure but not that Bercow did not win.
    Guido should ask for taxpayer money for providing BBC content.

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