June 26th, 2014

WATCH: Rebekah Speaks

“I am innocent of the crimes I was charged with. I feel vindicated by the unanimous verdicts of the jury.”


71 Comments

  1. 1
    Diane Abbotopotamus says:

    Never trust whitey! Now where’s me chicken

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    • 12
      Tory Bare! says:

      “I am innocent of the crimes I was charged with. I feel vindicated by the unanimous verdicts of the jury.”

      “Now if you will excuse me, I have to meet with my Lawyers regarding my forthcoming Libel Claim against Mr. Watson…”

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      • 19
        The Thick of It says:

        Where’s Piers when you want him?

        Facked off??

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        • 23
          Mirror Mirror says:

          Maybe he’s gone right to the MacWire?

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          • Gheedough forks says:

            Who’s the twat going through every comment on the blog and awarding it one “like”.

            PS — what’s the legal position on my stating the honest truth that notwithstanding the verdict, in my opinion, Brooks is as guilty as fuck and the lawyers probably ground the jury into the dirt.

            Shopuld I lie and say I believe she was innocent?

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          • Alas, Poor Albion says:

            The jury did not say she was innocent. They said she was not guilty, which is an entirely different thing.

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          • The Growler says:

            A not guilty verdict does not mean that the person did not what they are accused of, it means that the jury are not convinced the accused, based on the evidence presented, can be convicted of what they accused of. It can be that someone on the otherhand can be found guilty based on evidence presented, an example of that is that civil servant who was convicted of child murder, spent many years in prison and was found innocent he could not possibily have done the deed, the reason faulty or missing evidence.
            Mr Harry will probably know that in Scotland there is a 3rd verdict, “Not Proven”. The better the lawyer and the more money spent the more favourable the verdict is likely to be for an accused.

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          • The Growler says:

            Oooooo dear have I been a naughty little boy?

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      • 32
        Mycroft says:

        Libel?

        Do you think so?

        Has he said anything libellous, I’d like to see that!

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      • 41
        Death by Bongo says:

        Unbelievable…. what a nerve! Far better to go home and say nowt.

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      • 71
        jamesk7 says:

        She was found not guilty of the charge of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office; but she admitted in court signing off payments of £100,000, money that was used to pay a corrupt official. We must accept that she is not guilty, but “vindicated”? I don’t think so.

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    • 66
      Mdm De Farge says:

      She may say she is innocent but she has not apologised for what went on on her watch has she.

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  2. 2

    Unanimous ??

    Where was the “twelfth man “?

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  3. 3
    Ed thpeaks says:

    A free owl for all

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  4. 5
    Winston says:

    Of course you are Rebecca. Political/media bubble vs reality.

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  5. 6
    Red top says:

    When is she going to sue fatson

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    • 11
      Tron says:

      She should sue The Guardian and The BBC and Ian Hislop.

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      • 16
        can't wait says:

        NOW THAT WOULD BE INTERESTING

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      • 18
        Ian Hissyfit says:

        What did I do?

        Oh…all those articles.. erm…ahh…erm..and the front covers..

        bugger!

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      • 51
        Carlo Gambino says:

        although anyone she sued for libel would have to prove she was guilty ‘on the balance of probability’, not ‘beyond reasonable doubt’.

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        • 60
          Finis litium says:

          Yes but there is already a judicial finding of Record that she is innocent. The detail of her innocence of the matters alleged and acquitted for are therefore not susceptible to a further trial on a lower standard of proof, “the greater includes the lesser”. Thus I think me learned friends will be sharpening their pencils and a number of of the punditry will be receiving bona fide Lawyers’ letters inviting them to make generous contributions to the Black Hole that is the Defence bill for La Brook

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          • SackMikeHancock says:

            Presumably all that could change if Coulson started to sing??

            Loved the way her hubby looked shifty as hell when wife was asserting her innocence.

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  6. 9
    Polly Pot says:

    Ginger slag!

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    • 17
      not one of us says:

      typical guardian reader/commentator: you are not one of us so you are fair game for some nastiness

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    • 44
      Gheedough forks says:

      Polly’s right. Rebecca-whatever-her-name-is (how many cuckolded husbands now?) is a fucking slag.

      Fortunately for her and that slut Nigel Evans, it ain’t a crime.

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  7. 10
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    Still love you lots XXX

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    • 15
      David Cummerbund says:

      Good result. Well played.

      Would you fancy coming hacking on Sunday?..the horsey kind..not the …other thingy..

      LOL XXX

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      • 45
        Ginger minger says:

        Sorry Dave, too busy. Poor old Rupert’s got a cock that hasn’t had much sucking lately.

        Pay back time.

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  8. 22
    Quickie Mart says:

    SALE!
    Stress balls $1.95

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    • 29
      generic taxi driver says:

      not sure I could stress balls but I could shout abuse at him for his lousy driving
      I’d do it for free – keep your $1.95

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  9. 24
    Llareggub says:

    So who was the minister in the mask? Back to the Profumo days eh.

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  10. 25

    Well that went really well didn’t it? Hopefully they can get back to living, when all the H word nonsense is forgotten.

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  11. 26
    Ohthisbloodypc says:

    I’ve nothing against Sun journalists. SOme of them are brilliant.

    I like that Kavanagh man. Ally Ross. The crime correspondent is quite nice.

    But how on earth did Rebekah Wade get off?

    Why is Piers Morgan still at liberty? How useless are our police and crown prosecution service?

    Now wonder they take speeding ‘very seriously’. They’re fucking useless at everything else.

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    • 46
      Judge Dredd says:

      “How useless are our police and crown prosecution service?”

      Totally fucking useless.

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      • 53
        As I was proceedin' in a westerly direction along the High Street, Me Lud.. says:

        We should revert to the pre-CPS days. Let the cops catch the criminals, charge them if they think they have enough evidence, and prosecute the cases themselves. The CPS apparatus can then be removed from the public teat and they can all go and find a proper job.

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        • 62
          Finis litium says:

          With the new Police Prosecuting Authority.
          I enjoyed my days doing some Defending in the Mags Court when the Plod, usually an avuncular Sergeant, was handling the actual prosecution. No politics, over-representation of “political” prosecutions, just good old-fashioned villains.

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  12. 27
    generic taxi driver says:

    I would …

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  13. 28
    Ginger witch says:

    Why hide your computers in the bin? I think the correct view is, she got off with it!

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  14. 31
    Col. Nut says:

    Was she really so piss-poor and incompetent that she didn’t know what was going on around her when she was in charge?

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  15. 34
    VonCameroon says:

    I have nothing to say…

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    • 35
      Mycroft says:

      You’ll never learn… thankfully… you’ve been Stuka’d and snookered this week. :)

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  16. 36

    Brooks verdict welcomed by clueless bosses
    25-06-14

    BOSSES who have no idea what their staff are doing have welcomed the acquittal of Rebekah Brooks.

    The former News of the World editor, who did not know where the paper’s stories came from, has become an icon for managers who prefer to focus on the ‘big picture’.

    Joseph Turner,( not his real name ) who runs a payday loan firm in Reading said: “I manage 536 people and I haven’t the slightest idea what any of them do.

    “It’s never occurred to me to check and now I don’t have to. British justice has saved me a huge amount of hassle.”

    Recruitment consultant Mary Fisher said: “Mrs Brooks can now secure a senior role in an organisation where there is no need to know exactly what everyone is up to.

    “For example, banking, drug running or being commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.”

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  17. 37
    Her cellphone says:

    She may not be guilty, but she sure as shit ain’t innocent.

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  18. 38

    The PCC’s refusal in 2003 to investigate Rebekah Wade for paying police bribes

    16-March 2003

    Prof Robert Pinker

    Acting Chairman

    Press Complaints Commission

    1 Salisbury Square

    London EC4Y 8AE

    cc Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman MP, Frank Doran MP, John Thurso MP , Rosemary McKenna MP, Alan Keen MP, Derek Wyatt MP, Debra Shipley MP, Chris Bryant MP, Julie Kirkbride MP, Michael Fabricant MP, Adrian Flook MP, Presswise

    Dear Professor Pinker,

    The payment of money to police for information

    On 11 March 2003, the editor of the Sun newspaper, Rebekah Wade, admitted before the Culture, Media and Sport Commons Select Committee that while she had been an editor with News International she had paid police officers for information. The information was given in answer to a direct question from the Labour MP, Chris Bryant. I enclose a Daily Telegraph report dated 14 March 2003 which contains details of Miss Wade’s admission. I was there in person when she made the admission.

    By paying police officers for information, not only does the police officer commit a criminal offence under the Public Bodies Corruption Act 1889 (as amended by the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1916) in receiving the money or other material inducement, so does the person paying the bribe. Anyone of normal intelligence will realise that bribing police officers is illegal.

    In addition, all police officers sign the Official Secrets Act (OSA). They commit a criminal act by supplying information covered by the OSA. Any information relating to police work will be covered. Similarly, a person receiving information where they know the supplier is in breach of the OSA by supplying it commits an offence by receiving the information. Both formal training courses for journalists and the various books designed to instruct journalists in the relevant areas of the law cover the OSA’s implications for journalists. Journalists will consequently know that police officers have signed the OSA and be aware of the implications for themselves of receiving information from police officers. Even if no money changes hands, the journalist still breaks the law if he knows he is receiving information from someone who has signed the OSA.

    The PCC’s Code of Practice states in its preamble that “All members of the press have a duty to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards…” Clearly bribing police officers and receiving illicit information from them does not come under the heading of “the highest professional and ethical standards…” No public interest defence is contained within the Code for this general duty.

    The PCC Code article 7.1 states Journalists should not generally obtain or seek to obtain information or pictures through misrepresentation or subterfuge.” Clearly the bribing of police officers comes under the heading of subterfuge. There is a public interest defence to the use of subterfuge, but clearly corrupting police officers and committing serious criminal offences can never come under that heading.

    The PCC Code article 9 states “Payment or offers of payment for articles, pictures or information should not be made directly or through agents to witnesses or potential witnesses in current or criminal proceedings or to people engaged in crimeor their associates– which includes family, friends, neighbours and colleagues — except where the material concerned ought to be published in the public interest and the payment is necessary for this to be done.”

    Clearly, any police officer is likely to be a potential witness if he or she has access to readily saleable confidential material, because otherwise they would not have easy access to it. That applies particularly to documents or computer files. Hence, the public interest is unlikely to be served by accepting any information from a police officer because the chances are that it will compromise a criminal investigation.

    I ask you to investigate Miss Wade’s admission of criminal behaviour under the various heads described above, namely, the general ethical imperative and articles 7 and 9.

    I also enclose a letter from the Mirror editor Piers Morgan to the PCC dated 16 Oct 1997. This contains an admission of the Mirror receiving information illegitimately from the police. The PCC has previously refused to investigate this admission. I ask you to do so now. Doubtless, you will be happy to supply me with an explanation for the original refusal which I can pass onto the select committee.

    In view of the Culture, Media Select Committee’s interest, I am sure that you will wish to begin a most thorough investigation immediately and to give the matter all priority.

    Copies of this letter have been sent to every member of the select committee.

    Yours sincerely,

    Robert Henderson

    Read more at http://livinginamadhouse.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/the-pccs-refusal-in-2003-to-investigate-rebekah-wade-for-paying-police-bribes/

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    • 54
      As I was proceedin' in a westerly direction along the High Street, Me Lud.. says:

      So then what happened?

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  19. 39
    Read All Abaht It! says:

    I was clueless about the goings on in the company I ran said the former adulteress.

    It was all got up by the press. You can’t believe anything you read in the papers added the 63 year-old redhead.

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  20. 40

    And so she speaks of her innocence. Let those without sin cast the first stone? British justice is now in question.

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  21. 42
    gildedtumbril says:

    Juries can be costly.
    Justice can and does become perverted, often.
    Britain is now the most corrupt cesspit on earth.

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  22. 49
    Tom says:

    A very unconvincing performance. In particular I found it extremely odd that she protested her innocence the day after being cleared in court. Also, it was clear she was terrified of going off her script.
    I don’t know whether she is innocent or merely given the benefit of the doubt – but she now faces a lifetime of dodging awkward questions. Andy Coulson may in the end find he has got the better deal.

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    • 56
      Bendy cop says:

      Serves her right for answering any of the questions of these lizards. She should just stfu permanently and refer them to the court case transcript.

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  23. 50
    ukip.I.am says:

    I would.

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  24. 57
    Sherlock says:

    Anyone seen a missing iPhone or ipad ?

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  25. 63
    The Police says:

    She was found Not Guilty on the charges, which is very different to being innocent of the charges

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  26. 64
    Big D says:

    See what can be achieved with millions of pounds pay off from former boss’s business group and a expensive lawyer .

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  27. 68
    Rancid Thundercunt says:

    “We do pay the Police”
    Nowt wrong with that.

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  28. 70

    The refusal of the police to investigate Rebekah Wade

    16-March 2003

    letter To:
    Sir John Stevens
    Commissioner
    Metropolitan Police
    New Scotland Yard
    10 The Broadway
    London SW1
    cc Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman MP
    Frank Doran MP
    John Thurso MP
    Rosemary McKenna MP
    Alan Keen MP
    Derek Wyatt MP
    Debra Shipley MP
    Chris Bryant MP
    Julie Kirkbride MP
    Michael Fabricant MP
    Adrian Flook MP
    Rebekah Wade
    Presswise

    Dear Sir John,

    The payment of money to police for information
    I ask you to investigate a prima facie case of the corruption of police officers. On 11 March 2003, the editor of the Sun newspaper, Rebekah Wade, admitted before the Culture, Media and Sport Commons Select Committee that while she has been an editor with News International she had paid police officers for information. The information was given in answer to a direct question from the Labour MP, Chris Bryant. I enclose a Daily Telegraph report dated 14 March 2003 which contains details of Miss Wade’s admission. I was also there in person when she made the admission.

    By paying police officers for information, not only does the police officer commit a criminal offence under the Public Bodies Corruption Act 1889 (as amended by the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1916) in receiving the money or other material inducement, so does the person paying the bribe. Any one of normal intelligence will realise that bribing police officers is illegal.

    In addition, all police officers sign the Official Secrets Act (OSA). They commit a criminal act by supplying information covered by the OSA. Any information relating to police work will be covered. Similarly, a person receiving information where they know the supplier is in breach of the OSA by supplying it, commits an offence by receiving the information. Both formal training courses for journalists and the various books designed to instruct journalists in the relevant areas of the law cover the OSA’s implications for journalists. Journalists will consequently know that police officers have signed the OSA and be aware of the implications for themselves of receiving information from police officers. Even if no money changes hands, the journalist still breaks the law if he knows he is receiving information from someone who has signed the OSA. I also enclose a letter from the Mirror editor Piers Morgan to the Press Complaints Commission dated 16 Oct 1997. This contains an admission of the Mirror receiving information illegitimately from the police. I made a complaint about this some time ago and it was “investigated” by Det Supt Jeff Curtis. I put the investigated in quotes because Mr Curtis conducted his investigation without interviewing either Piers Morgan or the author of the story, Jeff Edwards. In fact, he did not go near the Mirror. Doubtless the Met’s investigatory methods have changed in recent years and they now include questioning suspects. Consequently, I ask that you re-open the investigation of Mr Morgan and Mr Edwards and actually interview them.

    In view of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s interest, I am sure that you will wish to begin a most thorough investigation immediately of these matters and to give them all priority.

    Copies of this letter have been sent to every member of the select committee.

    Yours sincerely,

    Robert Henderson
    ——————————————

    Read more at

    http://livinginamadhouse.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/the-refusal-of-the-police-to-investigate-rebekah-wade/

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