May 2nd, 2014

Max Clifford Jailed for 8 Years

max-clifford-prison-vanMax leaves prison in his new chauffeur driven transport.

He says it’s eight, but we all know it’s really four…


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  1. 1
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

    Couldn’t happen to a better perv ! LOL

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      Lard Everard says:

      GULP !!!!!!

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      Tooth fairy says:

      wait now for MC drip feeding all those stories that have been buried…….

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        @hateliebour says:

        Good place to write a book, naming names, chatting about life and other peoples lives, it’s action could wake up the establishment, after all, they are the ones getting their own back, I wonder if he has anything on Bliar and Brown, could have a best seller if he has.

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          Twampersand mk II says:

          If starts with that he’ll be dead within a week.

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          • Gatekeeper says:

            We’ve got the hold all ready be easy to get him into it and then make it look like some pervert sex sesion gone wrong. We’ve done it before.

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        The Growler says:

        I wonder if he is going to release the details in his little black book via a third party, he must know quite a few politicos and their little foibles, all written down, could be very explosive and he has had time to to ready the fuse so to speak.

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          Gatekeeper says:

          Prison is a dangerous place and we already have his ‘little black book’ do you really think we’d let him build a better dossier on the elite than we have! He is a broken reed if he’s lucky he’ll retire and fade away once he’s out.

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      The Growler says:

      He will be at least be 75 when he comes out of the nick, if he is a good boy, he might have to go into the segregation wing, for his own protection

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        Twampersand mk II says:

        Sentence will be appealed. Reduced, IF he keeps his mouth shut.

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          The two Muppets says:

          He could not keep his mouth shut even if his life depended on it ,
          and it does.

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          thostids says:

          Sentence clearly influenced by “political interference”. That’s what you get with a Politician pretending to be Sec. Of State for “Justice”. You can almost hear his cogs grinding that, after HHJ Leonard kicked him in the slats for cutting Counsels’s fees for VHCC, the Mo j would strike back and bang-up Clifford for a very long time, repulsive though he is (Clifford that is; Grayling is self-evidently poisonous).
          Seeing that the Court of Appeal is spending most of its time Flak-catching the mess from Mitchell, another case of “back-covering” against the inevitable Appeal from Clifford against sentence will be child’s play.
          What sort of Judge justifies his sentence by saying that he was charged under the “old law” when the Offences were committed, but if he had been charged under the “new” law (!!) he would have been charged with rape. So what? He didn’t and M’Lud couldn’t. Starting point for “standard” rape is 5 years and Clifford didn’t. Thus it looks highly suspect that Clifford got as long as he did. Watch his Appeal.

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      DR says:

      His fellow inmates can now look forward to great PR … amongst other things!

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        Bob says:

        I’ve got my first two wishes – Clifford and Adams…..

        My third wish is Bliar……

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      Tory Bare! says:

      F*ck Me!! – 8 Years in ‘chokey’ on the word of someone who was so distressed they said nothing for 30-odd years? Until of course the CPS decided to open the floodgates for anyone needing a bit of ready money. No Witnesses, No DNA Evidence – I know Clifford is not the easiest bloke to like, but where the heck does this ‘gravy train’ end? The CPS could teach the EU a thing or two about money for old rope…

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        The two Muppets says:

        It could not happen to a nicer man.

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        Gatekeeper says:

        Just a little lesson to some wayward elements of the elite bit like how Putin controls the oligarchs. We don’t care how you make your money or who you f_ck but we do care if you start getting an interest in upsetting the balance of power.

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      • 190
        Keitho says:

        So some girls who tried to use their sexuality to gain advantage in their careers are now bitter so the guy they tried to use is banged up for eight years. This is insane.

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        • 195
          Dave says:

          That include the 12 year old on holiday in Spain ? He’s just another powerful man who thinks he has droit de seigneur with women.

          Anybody who can represent OJ Simpson is beneath contempt.

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        • 199
          Lena says:

          Couldn’t agree with you more … They wouldn’t be moaning f it had worked out for them

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        Anon says:

        Totally agree Tory Bare!. There was no evidence at all and I don’t know how this could have been proved ‘beyond reasonable doubt’. Who on earth can remember what they were doing on 5th June 1969 ? It is total bollocks.

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          Den says:

          +1
          Been wondering about that all along – he’s obviously upset the wrong people.

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          • Great Granddad says:

            He’s a nasty piece of work but do you get eight years for that? When last did you see consecutive sentences? We have seen the most appalling crimes, crimes that fully deserved the rope, that escaped consecutive sentences. The message is clear and all on here should heed it. “If we really don’t like you, and we fear you, we will get you and we won’t need any evidence. Don’t think that you can get away with upsetting the Stasi”. I’m too old to be scared but any of you who are young enough to regard Clifford as anything other than the young whippersnapper that he is to me, mind your P’s and Q’s.

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        • 247
          Barking up the wrong Cherie says:

          Tony, it’s 99p day on Ebay again!

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        • 256
          Jacqui 5 bellies Smith Champion of Justice says:

          And when rabbis in the Catholic Church are imprisoned you say the same thing?

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        CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

        Anonymous rehashed a comment I posted from last year accusing Plod and the CPS of conducting a witch hunt against celebs after their balls up of the complaints made against Savile.He/she made it sound as though I was backing Clifford,even though I said I thought he was a twat. I was in fact complaining about the way the Criminal Justice System seems to be happy to lock people up without any direct evidence other than the word of the “complainant”. Although I’m happy to see a slimeball like Clifford locked away for a few years, I’m still uneasy at the way charges can be brought against anyone with no corroborative evidence, physical or documentary. Look at how many “rape” complainants have been proven to have lied in order to cover up a drunken shag or prevent their boyfriends/husbands from finding out about them straying or on the pull on a hen night. Harman and her Feminazis may be about to win the argument about all men being rapsts with the backing of British”Justice”.

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      • 228
        Death by Bongo says:

        Perhaps this is one case where the Defendant DESERVED to go to jail…

        Max Clifford is an odious repellant reptile who has ruined plenty of lives and now is having a taste of what it means to get on the wrong side of the media. On the evidence presented he groomed women, used them, then discarded them. He clearly thought he was an untouchable. Even during the trial he was trying to manipulate the media – acting up and trying to control the process. He has brought all of this misfortune on himself.

        Now, he will be a sadder and wiser man.

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    • 221
      In A Flap says:

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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    • 222
      RichUpNorth says:

      Wonder if I could borrow his Bentley while he”ll not be needing it.

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    • 231
      IVOR GEORGE says:

      which prison is he in? I want to send him a card.

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    • 233
      Silvio Berlusconi says:

      You problem is you don’ owna da press, Max…..

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    • 255

      Is it already 30 odd years since my dear friend was called to London, put up in five* and had a lovely black/white portfolio of 10x8s taken in various poses. Ten grand was the price of her story about dear Max and his dirty parties. Strangely, the very day the story was to hit the front page, it was pulled. Who did that?

      I just can’t remember the name of the paper.

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  3. 4
    Lord Longford says:

    Cheer up Max, I will be your first visitor. Let me know your reading preferences, please

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

    And he was sooo confident , he only packed an “overnight bag”

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    Eddie says:

    As he goes down, Clifford is heard to mutter “Its not as long as I thought”

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      Perry Mason says:

      That should scupper any appeal then.

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      M'Learned Friend says:

      MC was probably articulating the view that the judge did not really warm to him.

      Very unusual for a jury to be out for as long as it was in this case. And the aggregate sentence might suggest that the judge was simply working his way round the fact that his hands were nominally tied by the sentencing guidelines of yesteryear: ’tis hard to think that consecutive sentences would otherwise have been imposed.

      Both points might provide potent grounds for appeal, however loathsome Mr Clifford might be.

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        Cinna says:

        Stuart Hall had his sentence reviewed and increased because of there old sentencing guidelines were deemed inappropriate.

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      • 178
        Anonymous says:

        Possibly, except that anyone who has read the Court of Appeal’s judgement on Stuart Hall’s sentence will note that they doubled the trial judge’s pronouncement and resorted to consecutive sentences to justify the arithmetic. He got 30 months for lesser offences after pleading guilty.

        Unfortunately for max, he might understand the mindset of a tabloid editor but he has yet to understand the psychology of the bench. He has four years to ponder how he might have played things differently, though….

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          bergen says:

          It was the not guilty plea and utter lack of contrition afterwards that did for him. Judges hate that.

          He must really have started to believe his own PR. I can’t see the Appeal Court rushing to his rescue . In the end he f****d himself.

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      Anonymous says:

      Probably talking about the small length of his man staff. Man is a sleaze ball and hope he will become someone’s ‘bitch’ when he is locked up

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    Lost in the Daily Telegraph says:

    I guess we wont be seeing him any time soon.

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    Anonymous says:

    Hope he names all those in his little black book…

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      The Growler says:

      He has had time to prepare the fuse and appoint the lighter of the fuse (it is a slow fuse to allow the lighter to get well away)

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    David Mellor says:

    Rejoice

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    One up the bum, no harm done says:

    Quite a stretch!

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    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

    Well at least there are plenty of like minded guys to compaire penis sizes with

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      Sir Fatious Piles (Dead Lib Dem pederast) says:

      if you could find ma walliper it wert a reet big un…

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    Sir Fatious Piles (Dead Lib Dem pederast) says:

    And all ah gort was tay smack s’more boys and a stack o reet good barm an eccles cakes…

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      Andy Car Park says:

      Reet grand brass bands male majorettes do the mango tango cos you don’t get owt for nowt and there’s none so blind as those who won’t see eccles cakes.

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    Anon & Voting for UKIP ORG says:

    Who’s next ???

    Handy*Cock is due before the court for trial mid June 2014………

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  13. 15
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Well, well. It seems there is such a thing as bad publicity.

    I suspect a lot of inmates will look forward to meeting out additional justice to this convicted child molester.

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    Hate filled, racist, misogonistic, deranged, psychotic and lazy, troughing UKIP candidate says:

    He’ll be seeing some fuckin foreigners uge cocks soon

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahah

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      Reverend Godly Godchester, c/o UKIP says:

      Penis to penis is ungodly.

      (Unless it’s with me in a very dark room.)

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    Nermal says:

    Handycock must be in a blind panic.

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    DerrIn Brown Fool Time W@nker for C4 and leeching criminal perv says:

    Bye! Bye Scum!

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    2 out of 3; all we need now is Ad@ms charged and remanded in custody.

    PSNI – over to you…

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    C O (Ξ7r1) says:

    i) He may appeal, but in any case would likely be eligible for release in 5 years.

    ii) Are CPS going for retrial on the charge which the jury could not decide on ?

    iii) He will likely need to sign the register for life.

    iv) His travel options will be seriously restricted now.

    v) Is anyone out there interested in a civil case or two against him ? Best to put the boot in whilst he is down.

    vi) Is his first night going to be at Belmarsh, or H’uhnes old gaff h ? :-)

    With Mellor on the sentiment in this case.

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      Anonymous says:

      More victims may come forward now, as did for Stuart Hall.

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      Phantom Flange Flicker says:

      Yep, consecutive sentences are added up – anything over 30 months is sex offender register for life.

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        C O (Ξ7r1) says:

        That will put a crimp on Max’s charitable work with children.

        Have his neighbours started objecting to having his sort on their street ? Could have a bad effect on their house prices…

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    Mad Hattie says:

    Anyone for pie?

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    jgm2 says:

    Wow. Fuck. Eight years. At his age.

    Don’t know why the judge supposedly took Clifford’s piss-take of the reporter into account though. Fuck all to do with proceedings.

    By all means jail him for whatever he’s done wrong but to then give him a harsher sentence just because he took the piss out of a reporter outside the fucking court?

    That doesn’t seem right.

    Seriously.

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    • 47
      Screw says:

      People who are genuinely remorseful don’t laugh and joke inside court or on the steps outside. Remember he has been found guilty of serious sexual crimes against under age girls.

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        Jack ketch says:

        You show remorse if you are guilty. Clifford maintains that he is innocent. Grounds for appeal.

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    • 50
      Judge Dredd says:

      Agreed, if it were not the British legal profession, one could be forgiven to think that a little vindictiveness were at play.

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    • 51
      Ockham's Razor says:

      On that basis, Rolf would go down for decades because of those awful songs.

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    • 54
      Fishy says:

      Don’t like the bloke, but 8 years seems savage.

      I wonder if they thought he was Jimmy Savile?

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      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

      It just showed the utter contempt he had for the whole legal system
      as if it was all some sort of big joke / game , that he thought he would get off with

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      • 159
        jgm2 says:

        Not trying to make excuses for Clifford but having sat in court just out of curiosity, I’d say contempt is an entirely natural emotion for the arcane buffoonery that goes on. Grown men dressing up in fucking stupid outfits and comedy wigs. And, as Constance Briscoe so ably demonstrates, none of them any more interested in the truth than a cow in a field.

        Just a fucking game played by barristers for huge fees. Totally indifferent as to guilt or innocence as long as the client or the state hands over their money. Again, ably demonstrated yesterday when a trial of five alleged land-bank scammers had to be halted because the barristers didn’t think they were getting paid enough.

        The Hairy Cornflake still on the hook for more barrister’s fees. I bet if he had no money or had spent it all they wouldn’t bother with a retrial. Jobs (and fees) for the boys.

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    • 63
      Phantom Flange Flicker says:

      No he shouldn’t, and any appeal will highlight that. The judge has dropped a bollock there.

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        M'Learned Friend says:

        See my post above. Eight years appears to have been the amount of time the judge would have kept the jury empanelled unless and until it returned a guilty verdict. HHJ Leaonard might not have liked Mr Clifford (who does?) but he did not have to make his dislike quite so obvious …

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    • 78
      C O (Ξ7r1) says:

      The reporter incident demonstrated that Max was not taking the proceedings seriously. It gives a fairly candid insight into his true nature / personality, and undermined his credibility of character.

      In light of the serious charges he was defending at the time, his conduct was borderline contemptuous. The court would not be blind to that, and is right to draw attention to it – especially given Max’s bad history with trial judges.

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      • 95
        Phantom Flange Flicker says:

        The judge must only sentence on evidence brought to the court. He can’t sentence on what he may have seen on TV or out of a window.

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          Constance Briscoe, Barrister and criminal says:

          Quite.

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        • 114
          Judicial Notice says:

          Yes he can. The court includes the precincts of the court.

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          • Phantom Flange Flicker says:

            No, he can only sentence on evidence brought to the court and jury that has been subject to cross examination.

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          • Judeg Dreadful says:

            The entire theatrical event which takes place before the jury, unfolding the evicence in the case is specifically choreographed to ensure that the defendant is not asked about a whole raft of negative and other extraneous factors in his case in front of the jury, including ‘background’ comment in the media etc and the rules of cross examintaion are designed to exclude that information from their considerations, which are soley focussed on the issue of guilt.

            At the stage of sentencing, however whole rafts of other, previously excluded, evidence are admissable, including the judge’s personal experience and knowledge of human nature, his observations of the defendant’s demeanour when the jury was not in court, as well as information which is mere opinion and hearsay, such as much of the evidence of character witnesses which defendants themselves put forward.

            Judges are regularly informed about defendants’ states of mind when they are in the cells and if incidents occur in the waiting areas, at security and in other parts of the court, including car parks. Anyone who misbehaves in and around a courthouse and thinks the judge will automatically ignore that can be in for a rude shock.

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          Mornington Crescent says:

          Correct – but the judge had plenty to go on from within the court:
          “He condemned Clifford for displaying a “contemptuous attitude” during the trial.”
          http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10804009/Max-Clifford-sentenced-to-eight-years-in-prison.html

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          • Phantom Flange Flicker says:

            But was that attitude cross examined? A judge can’t sentence on an attitude, and the remarks are what is known as ‘obiter dictum’, which means they only show how a judge is feeling rather than using them to affect the sentence.

            It will be another appeal point – it will be said that the judge allowed personal feelings rather than the law to affect his judgement.

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          • Lke you said the bankers ARE scum says:

            If that’s the case then he HAS got good grounds for an appeal; AND I suspect the judge may be critisised by a higher court for allowing personal feelings to influence his sentencing

            8 years ffs some killers have got less

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          • TyreKicker says:

            It may be an appeal point but it won’t affect the outcome. The LJs of appeal (who we should remember are human) will start by looking at the sentence and whether it’s appropriate or not – which they will probably conclude it is in the circumstances. They will then consider whether the appeal case has merit based upon principles of evidence and sentencing. If they conclude the latter have been breached there will some reverse engineering of the sentences to maintain the 8 year tariff. After costs it will have been a Pyrrhic victory for MC.

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        EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

        The MC / P/Take – is usable in sentencing as per his contempt and brazen show of no “remorse” whatsoever.

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          C O (Ξ7r1) says:

          Indeed.

          The Judge is perhaps also aware of other incidents that have occurred during the course of this trial involving Max which are well outside the public domain of knowledge but would have added to his concern.

          A question which I would naively ask:

          Did his lawyers not brief Max on all this at the outset ?

          The follow up being – if so, why did Max not follow that expensive advice to the absolute letter ?

          Hubris and the fact that he does feel no remorse likely answer, which perhaps was on the judge’s mind.

          That Max was found guilty the other day means he was guilty from the time the offences were alleged to have been committed. That may be the gap in most people’s thinking.

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      Mornington Crescent says:

      That’s longer than his tool in centimetres.

      Serves the bastard right. Even today, he’s been ‘holding court’ outside with reporters as if he runs the show – arrogant fucker. The judge has just put him right on that score.

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      God's Holy Trousers says:

      Agreed JGM. Clifford is an odious individual but this strikes me as taking their sentencing powers too far and I suspect it will help him in his subsequent appeal.

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    Maimed Codger says:

    There but for the grace of God, go many….

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      EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

      The days of bent coppers with personal agendas and vendettas of ‘fitting up innocents’ are drawing to a close … and woe betide those coppers who ‘think they have gotten away with it’. P.s. And the ‘conspiring bastards of the CPS and the sheepskin wig wearers’.

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        Twampersand mk II says:

        Oh, ho ho he he he he ha ha he he.

        You don’t really believe that do you? Really?

        I suppose you think that Government is there to help you, too?

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    One up the pooper, super says:

    I’ll be going down then….on Big Dave and Bubba and Large Ron and East End Reggie and ……..

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    Bill Quango MP says:

    Well if anyone knows where the bodies are buried I guess Max does.

    And seeing as he’s got a lot of spare time right now, I suppose he might be tempted to write a few stories down in a book.

    Now you might think “who, in 4 years time, would want to read discredited, pervy jailbird, Max’s book ?”

    Well… Let’s see.

    Page 1.
    Chapter 1

    The Swiss bank and the buy-to-lets scandal that never was.

    My assistant buzzed me on the internal office phone. “Cherie Blair is here to see you..She says she has..an urgent piece of businesses that needs action before the 6 pm news.”
    “Ok,” I said.. “Send her in..” and I idly wondered what colour and how clean the pants were that I had put on that morning..

    I’d better dash down to Wormwood before Iain Dale signs him up!

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      Ockham's Razor says:

      I wonder if there is something which hasn’t come out yet?

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      C O (Ξ7r1) says:

      Unless Max has authenticated copies of the material which the police seized he may find writing such a book hazardous from a litigation point of view.

      It would not be safe for him to even hint at doing that until he is released. Prison’s can be very dangerous places for convicted sex offenders.

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    • 169
      Gerry Ahdams says:

      I know where the bodies are buried too.

      Shhh, don’t mention it. I did once, but I think I got away with it.

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    Malcolm Muggeridge says:

    He gets eight years and Briscoe only a poxy 16 months.

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    • 39
      A taxpaying pleb says:

      This is all very interesting but in view of the Coalition inspired economic recovery what we really want to know is firstly when are we going to get our tax cuts and secondly when are we going to see dividends on our shareholdings in RBS and Lloyds?

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      • 73
        David Cameron says:

        Tax cuts? Hahahahahahahahahaha

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      • 96
        Fishy says:

        Lloyds will pay a dividend later this year. Which is why their shares have gone up by around 50% in the last 12 months.

        Expect the shares to rocket ahead now, brilliant news for the taxpayer.

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      Ockham's Razor says:

      It’s called equivalence.

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    • 101
      Judge Nutmeg says:

      Briscoe’s got more coming her way if her mother overturns the libel verdict. That’ll get her proper time.

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    • 166
      Tom Catesby. says:

      Briscoe, out before Christmas!

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    Check facts first says:

    Its bonkers. A judge lying through her teeth 16 months. A 71 year old man convicted of some very historical indecent assaults 8 years. I have no time for Clifford but there will undoubtedly be an appeal on its way against the length of the sentence at the very least.

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    • 46
      Anonymong says:

      Who gives a toss? Bisto is ruined and will emerge from prison facing a lifetime on the dole and Clifford is such an immense hoon that I’d have been happy to see him get an 8 years sentence for breaking a 30mph speed limit.

      It’s a great day, lighten up.

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    • 55
      Long John Silver' s parrot says:

      I think he definitely needs a new Brief for any appeal.

      I hear that that Alex Cameron guy is pretty good and is even doing jobs for free.

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      • 124
        Something in the woodpile says:

        … especially where massive fraud undertaken by his mates in the City is concerned. How on earth did the judge let him get away with that excuse of no available Briefs to take up the case? Just another nail in Cameron’s coffin methinks.

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  26. 34
    David Mellor says:

    I don’t hold a grudge in fact I’m sending Max a Harrods hamper stuffed full of Soaps on a rope.

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  27. 37
    Observant says:

    A long stretch would be appropriate.

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    Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest says:

    Oh how the mighty have fallen.

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    Dromedary says:

    His poor bottom is going to end up the colour of that jacket …

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    Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest says:

    The media scumbags will have to think for itself now. But no doubt there will another creep to replace this creep!

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  31. 53
    Jonny Major says:

    Finally. ..Closure.

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  32. 58
    The Bog Standard Labour Party says:

    Bye Max. We will miss you!

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  33. 72
    Phil from Pentonville says:

    As far as the Briscoe woman is concerned she must rue ever coming into contact with a pair of Huhnes.

    I bet that new man in Huhne’s life is wetting herself tonight.

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    • 100
      Golden says:

      Or him

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    • 106
      C O (Ξ7r1) says:

      She is a fantasist nut case who perhaps should not have been on the bench in the first place.

      Sad, as on TV she did do good interviews, particularly when putting down D!ane Abb0t.

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      • 125
        Londoner says:

        No-one is all bad. I accept that perhaps I didn’t follow the trial as closely as i should, but given that her career is utterly ruined i wonder how necessary it was that she was given such a long sentence. Many people get less than that for assaults and thefts.

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      • 128
        Your favourite local vet says:

        Putting down Di Abbott?

        I’m free this weekend. Hippos is my speciality.

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  34. 75
    Another Headshrinker says:

    Hope he packed his lube

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  35. 76
    Round the Bend says:

    Clifford gets consecutive sentences to make up the years. So judges can do it when they WANT to. I await the next serial burglar in court, with 100 offences.

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  36. 78
    Andrew says:

    Will be reduced on appeal. Excessive for a man of his age.

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  37. 81
    nell says:

    Just had a tenner on Max Clifford and Stuart Hall winning the over 70′s Wandsworth table tennis tournament.

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  38. 84
    Phantom Flange Flicker says:

    The judge has also dropped a clanger that will easily be appealed in that he mustn’t use current sentencing guidelines on historic charges – it just must not be done. You cannot apply today’s expectations to offences committed 30, 40 + years ago. A raw deal for the victims but the law must stand.

    The law says at the time, 2 years was the maximum, and consecutive sentences would not have been the norm. The judge is grandstanding and letting an appeal judge do the dirty work.

    I’m not his cheerleader by the way, but I do believe in the rule of law.

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    • 92
      His eyes are too close together says:

      Mr Clifford can always appeal against conviction if he doesn’t like it.

      Like

      • 104
        Phantom Flange Flicker says:

        Of course he will – unfortunately this loose lipped fool of a judge has made that easier.

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        • 141
          Check facts first says:

          I totally agree. Another judge who has made a huge mistake and has allowed the publicity to mar his judgement. All he has done is gifted Clifford grounds for appeal and no doubt part of those grounds will be the very long time the judge had the jury out. There maybe a lot of rejoicing today at Clifford`s demise but it will be short lived and I would not be at all surprised to see his conviction overturned on appeal.

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      • 216
        A real hetrosexual man with loads of girlfriends called Simon says:

        Too many people on here getting mixed up over two seperate issues, that is you can appeal the sentence or appeal the verdict. Sucessfully appealing a sentence has no bearing on the conviction which still stands. Thus even if Cliffords sentence is seen as too severe on appeal, his conviction remains.

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    • 109
      Judge Nutmeg says:

      Separate offences, so consecutive sentences are valid. If anything is grounds for appeal it’s taking twatting about with the Sky reporter outside the court into account.

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      • 116
        Phantom Flange Flicker says:

        Yes, but the judge has remarked he has done so only to reflect current guidelines. If he was sentenced 20, 30 years ago, there’s no way they would have been consecutive. He will appeal on areas like ‘discrimination’, being sentenced differently to others just because of who he is, and so forth. His defence team will be poring over sentences passed from the 70s, 80s, 90s to show what typical sentences were at the time.

        Perhaps the judge wants him to win the appeal, as he seems to have made it so easy.

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        • 205
          TyreKicker says:

          Take a look at the Court of Appeal’s decision on the Stuart Hall sentence given at first instance. They IMPOSED consecutive sentences and in circumstances where he’d pleaded guilty…

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    • 127
      get it fucking right says:

      Don’t be silly – he could have given him 2 years on each count under the 1965 law.

      Nothing about non-consecutive sentences – the Judge can give concurrent or consecutive.

      So he could have given him 16 years.

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      • 144
        Check facts first says:

        No way. Clifford going to walk. It is like the judge wants him to. The renta mob and all the other I have started a support group web site people and compo solicitors will be over the moon with todays verdict but when reality sets in they will learn the hard truth of life that the judge has made a massive boo boo. If he had given Clifford a more appropriate sentence then Clifford`s legal team would have had a problem. But 8 years plain daft.

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  39. 85
    Apropos of nothing says:

    The hippy generation. Bunch of amoral Hunts.

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  40. 86
    Anonymous says:

    Why is he wearing a smoking jacket? What is he expecting in prison. Does he think he is Mr Bridger out of The Italian Job?

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    • 97
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

      He will be smoking a lot of cock for the next 4 years

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    • 146
      NHS helpline says:

      u need glasses if u think thats a smoking jacket

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    • 163
      Jack ketch says:

      It’s a donkey jacket, the correct attire for a gentleman about to be arse-fucked by a donkey.

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      • 226
        MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

        A Donkey jacket was prison attire back in the 1970′s when the crimes were committed

        you can’t say he’s not a fashion guru

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    Nigel Farage doppelganger says:

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    cell says:

    8 years can turn you

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  45. 108
    Moley says:

    Those who want to know who is behind the global deterioration which includes Clifford on the small scale and Ukraine on the large scale, need look no further, as Darth Vader stands as a candidate for Mayor of Kiev.

    http://rt.com/news/156220-darth-vader-ukraine-mayor/

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  46. 115
    'He ruined my life' says the Oscar winning actress. says:

    He showed me his penis and I’ve never got over it.

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  47. 118
    Something in the woodpile says:

    O/T but did anyone else see those two lefty harridans orgasming themselves silly over the word that Jeremy never actually said?

    They agreed that the film had been made and had been seen in the BBC editing suite where some dimfuk thought he/she heard a naughty word and rushed off to telephone the Mirror.

    But what I want to know is why Boulton and that dim bird on the sofa next to him never thought to ask them who they thought might be responsible for leaking a confidential and private video? Surely that is a criminal offence? Lots of Met Policepersons have been arraigned for leaking info – so why not Ms/Mr Dimfuk?

    No doubt Katzcradle will have a full enquiry into the current standards among BBC staff members.

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  48. 121
    Ockham's Razor says:

    When is Bercow due to be sentenced?

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  49. 122
    Big Dave on D wing says:

    I love button mushrooms, me.

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  50. 129
    Anonymous says:

    Seems that there is little difference between mob rule and a judiciary apparently susceptible to hysteria. I`m off to rob a bank.

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  51. 132
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Another bright note from the Clifford thing.

    In years / decades gone by the msm were relied upon by the judiciary to keep relatively silent on issues of this nature as well as others.

    However the msm’s control over silencing many issues of ‘Public Controversy’ is gone and thank F for that.

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    • 142
      C O (Ξ7r1) says:

      Public ignorance of what goes on day to day in the courts is part of what keeps people in the odd state most are in.

      Your point – very valid, and a direct consequence of the internet and its use by independent journalists and alternative media outlets – explains why some want to make all courts ‘in camera’ – ie. close society.

      Opening up of family courts is really needed. If people knew what is allowed to go on in them day to day, there would be a revolution within a week.

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      • 193
        Double Gloucester says:

        Absolutely right. I know someone whose child has been taken away by social services because of something his mentally ill wife – not he – did. The family court will not allow him to see the social services report to find out why he is being punished for his wife’s actions. Secret reports and secret courts are an abomination. How on earth have we allowed justice in this country to reach such a point?

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  52. 139
    miliband cuck sock says:

    Wandsworth prisons arse ticklers club are talking about a new pr person to improve their image

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  53. 147
    Lke you said the bankers ARE scum says:

    Might his hubris/arrogance be because he believes himself to be innocent. The innocent DO sometimes get convicted you know

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    • 150
      hahahahahahahahahaha says:

      One must surely bear this in mind as they ridicule and laugh at the poor sod.

      Like

    • 254
      Absolutely no-one, but you make a valid point says:

      I do have to wonder if he’s been setup.

      Like

  54. 148
    How far does a 4 inch dick go for a long stretch? says:

    Say what you like about Max, he will be missed from public life as he touched so many people.

    Like

  55. 152
    Steady Eddie. says:

    Like I said, 4/1… fours years.(time off for ‘good behaviour’ WTF)

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  56. 153
    Tom Catesby. says:

    Is it looking tasty for Connie this afternoon?

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  57. 154
    ER II says:

    My husband and I wish you all to know that ‘Revenge is a dish best served cold!’ is an ancient adage no longer used.

    Yay!

    Enjoy Maxie baby!

    Best wishes for your future, I have asked Bubba to take it easy for the first few days xxx!

    LUL you ar**hole (giggles).

    Liz II

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  58. 158
    Will says:

    There is the possibility on appeal a mistrial could be ruled as there were only 10 jurors on the jury as 2 were discharged and I think it required a majority verdict, so if the 2 missing jurors were thier it could have resulted in a acquittal. So this is not over plus on appeal the fact that the evidence was very much one persons word against another. I bet that max Clifford could yet spend Christmas at home.

    I am not a excusing max Clifford but nearly pointing out some facts.

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    • 170
      Riggsy Brown says:

      An appeal would be risky. Sources (well placed to know) claim that, during the trial, a number of other alleged victims came forward. Could possibly lead to a second trial but would certainly be brought into play if Clifford appeals.

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    • 172
      ER II says:

      Sorry Will, need minimum 10 jurors or His Judgeship would have made the call. They ain’t all stupid.

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      • 173
        Will says:

        It still leaves open an avenue to appeal. The judge should have considered a mistrial may he did it the legal eagles will be looking at it. Just making a legal point about grounds for appeal

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        • 191
          If know nought, say nought says:

          Will dear chap, what makes you think the Judge was acting alone and unguided in a trial such as this?

          The Judge hearing this case will be well aware of the law regarding Juris Prudence and the publicity that the case will attract.

          I am sure that the Judge will be cognisant of your opinion on the statutes.

          Confucius say; Engage brain before opening mouth.

          I take your point but I feel that you are inadvised, twat!

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  59. 162
    Charlie Bronson HMP says:

    Prisons all over the world are full of people who ‘Didn’t do it!’
    And I should know.

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  60. 168
    Rolf Harris says:

    Holy f*@k !!! I’m worried now.

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  61. 177
    Cinna says:

    Well, he’s a guy I’ve never warmed to. However, it’s OK gloating but there are thousands of ordinary guys who had a bit of a grope with ex-girlfriends 20,30, 40 years ago. I hope the cops don’t go calling on them if those exes have a mind to complain now.

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    • 189
      catesby says:

      True but Clifford is very manipulative.

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    • 204
      alanbowker says:

      Yip. And always better to choose an initial victim that nobody really cares for either. Feminist-inspired CPS witch hunt. All white hetrosexual men in those crosshairs.
      ” First they came for the Jews……. !

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      • 258
        Jacqui 5 bellies Smith Champion of Justice says:

        The media did a bad job of pointing out that the claims against the Hamiltons were completely false.

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  62. 181
    Maxie Baby says:

    THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BAD PUBLICITY!

    I’LL MAKE A BOMB OUT OF THIS!

    Sorry shouting xxx I’m so happy.

    See you all in 6 months ;)

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  63. 182
    catesby says:

    There’s some truth in that but the fact is Clifford is a very manipulative individual.

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  64. 184
    catesby says:

    He will do at least 4 years.

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  65. 187
    catesby says:

    yes

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  66. 197
    Her Bitannic Majesty says:

    Re Royal Family, Charlie, Di and stuff;

    We did warn you that if you messed with us, then we would mess with you!

    You wanna nuvva try?

    Pick Your Nick!

    ER XXX

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  67. 198
    geordieboy says:

    Good qualification when he comes out ” Professional Masterbater”and an arsehole like a bucket.

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  68. 202
    alanbowker says:

    Got one at last!

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  69. 203
    Chris B says:

    Is he out already?!! :-)

    Think you’ve missed the word ‘for’ out of the first sentence….”leaves FOR prison”?

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  70. 208
    Anonymous says:

    This sentence sends out a clear message, if you are innocent plead guilty anyway. Do not risk a savage sentence if the jury get it wrong.

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  71. 209
    Jack says:

    He should have got the Max

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  72. 210
    max Clifford ate my pussy says:

    4 years sitting in the dark being feed bullshit. That’ll help my mushroom.

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  73. 215
    A real hetrosexual man with loads of girlfriends called Simon says:

    Jonathan Who ? Max Who ?

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  74. 218
    Scrat says:

    Max has been fitted up by RWhinge Homophobes.

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  75. 225
    Brokerman says:

    Mr Big will get him in the showers! PMSL! :-)

    http://www.guerillainvesting.co.uk

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  76. 227
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK SON OF COD AND CODFATHER OF SOLE says:

    He is now known as 2″MAX

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  77. 232
    Max's back passage says:

    Ouch! I’ve taken a hell of a lubbocking tonight!

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  78. 236
    Colin Shepherd says:

    So the fuzz have finally got their celebrity scalp.

    If you can’t remember what you were doing on 20 June 1964 they’ll be coming for you plus load of lawyers looking for compensation plus their fees which will be at least three times much.

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  79. 239
    mike rigby says:

    Clifford is a boil on the arse of humanity.

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  80. 240
    Kulak betrayed by Marxists says:

    If only he’d been black or Asian. Even if the police had been arsed to investigate. The sentence would have been negligible.

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  81. 241
    Big Bubba says:

    Welcome to Wandsworth Max. Do you want to be Mummy or Daddy ?

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  82. 244
    mild colonial boy says:

    Rolf Harris’ dads first name was Cromwell. Is that a bit odd?

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  83. 249
    Anonymous says:

    “Max Clifford Jailed for 8 Years”
    Some speculate he has a record of all the ‘names’. So will the book, or the film, come out before he does?

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    • 260
      Anonymous says:

      Right royally stitched up on hearsay, then further compounded by ludicrous sentencing. Green eyed monsters pleased cos he’s too successful. He wad born with fuck all, he worked for it and the lazy bitches want a slice. Now too old to suck anyone’s !!!

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  84. 259
    Anonymous says:

    Any male who has been in any relationship (however brief) that went sour needs to look out. Your case may not reach court but your record will show you were accused of “indecent assault” or “rape”.

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  85. 261
    I really hope Max gets bummed in Wormwood Scrubs says:

    Hmmm. Wonder if Max will go all bitter and release a parade of dirty stories, a man like him is bound to have kept a little black book. The CPS is waiting for him to appeal the sentence before they charge him with a truck load of other offences. Appeal court unlikely to rule until any outstanding charges concluded. I know a woman that kneed him in the balls to get out of his office and she confirmed he is “little Max”.

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  86. 262
    Anonymous says:

    I don’t know why most of the general population think there’s loads of queers in prison most off us hate them as much on the inside as on the outside if never seen it. Max will be fine he will be sat in the VP wing having getting inducted and then will get all his meals brought to him, can relax all day with smokes and a good book and catch last bit of corrie before bang up…. The only ones that r mugs is all you lot on the outside scurring around like ants working and getting stressed for nowt haha

    Briscoe and max will get all there needs on the out prisoners get priority housing allowance now so can sit on dole for rest of life with no worries ..its great

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  87. 264
    Arnoldlane says:

    I have never observed a high-profile case with such major errors seemingly made by a judge. One has to wonder whether it was accidental or purposeful. Taking into account behaviour outside the courthouse, taking into account lack of remorse when Clifford was denying his guilt (how can you be remorseful if you say you didn’t do it?), and taking into account an unproven offence in a foreign country while sentencing – all very strange behaviour.
    Then the matter of sentencing: the judge had to sentence within the law applicable at the time of the offences and, within the usual practice carried out at that time. He did neither. Looking objectively, why should each of these offenses be seen as the worst ever and merit a maximum two years? They simply were not. And then, making the sentences consecutive was something that was unheard of at the time and is fairly rare now; only really done if you want an excuse to keep a person in prison as long as possible. This judge actually said he was using the consecutive option to contrive to make the total sentence look more like today’s tariff.
    It is clear that this judge has let either personal feelings or external pressure influence his behaviour. This eight-year sentence will likely be easily appealed and reduced to a realistic 2 to 4 years. However, there may be grounds for an appeal in totality or even a retrial considering the judge’s behavior.

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