June 26th, 2014

Watson: I Was Wrong About Rebekah

On the Daily Politics this morning Brillo made Tom Watson eat his words after accusing Rebekah Brooks of not only being “responsible for wrongdoing at News International, but I believe she knew about it” (July 2011). Watson now admits he was wrong:

“Rebekah Brooks is not guilty. She has been found not guilty of conspiring to hack phones in a court of law. She is innocent, I wish her well with her life… I do accept she didn’t do it, I wish her well with her life and I hope she goes off and does something very productive in the world.”

Despite the mea culpa he says he cannot bring himself to say sorry. She’ll cope with that…


153 Comments

  1. 1
    Tom Fatson says:

    Like all Labour ‘heavyweights’, I am always wrong.

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    • 5
      Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

      Like all Labour heavyweights, we never apologies either.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 18
        Political Capital made says:

        What phone calls, emails, letters or meetings did Watson, Bryant, Miliband et others have with any official from the crown prosecution service?

        Is was essentially political investigation, which could have been dealt by declaring the practices to be wrong and who would he held responsible, the right way to use up state legal money?

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        • 81
          Ed MiliMarx says:

          Too many apologies…..too many wrongs…..so little time

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        • 98
          PC Dixon says:

          Watson apologise – don’t be daft hypocrites don’t do that – next he and Milliprat will be asking for another enquiry into the court case!

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          • Cinna says:

            An odious piece of work.

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          • Tory Bare! says:

            “Despite the mea culpa he says he cannot bring himself to say sorry. She’ll cope with that…”

            Until the Media’s favourite ‘Red Top’ drags his sorry arse through the Libel Court that is…

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      • 77
        Sunni Spells with Shias Forecast says:

        I think the Savile Channel owes the nation an apology too

        Liked by 1 person

    • 7
      Real List says:

      Watson is wrong, he was right the first time. The jury found her not gyuilty, NOT innocent. She knew everything that went on at the Screws of the World, everything.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 13
        Lord Wayne of Trombone says:

        you Labour twat.

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        • 25
          Mr Outraged says:

          It’s perfectly reasonable to conclude that Rebekahkah was editor for so long and didn’t once wonder to herself or think to enquire where those decades of juicy stories came from.
          Perfectly reasonable.

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      • 43
        Mitch says:

        Erm..it’s: innocent until proven guilty. Therefore, not guilty = innocent.

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        • 46
          Gosh says:

          Smoke. Fire.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Mitch says:

            You could ask Gerry Conlan about that? Oh no, he’s just died. Partly from the after effects of being locked up for 15 years.

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          • Gosh says:

            Smoke. Fire.

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          • Mitch says:

            Ah – I think I understand! You don’t really see the need for tiresome things like evidence; courts; justice; liberty..?

            What we should do instead is have a quick scan of the papers every morning and decide which evil doers deserve to spend the rest of their lives in prison. Just like that..

            Unfortunately, not everybody lives in la-la land like you.

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          • Fishy says:

            Wasting your breath, they’re Socialists Mitch. Across the world they like to lock people up for whatever they feel like. Justice doesn’t come into it.

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        • 61
          Dave Prentis says:

          Not under National Sozialism

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        • 90
          Suarez's Agent says:

          Rebecca is as innocent as J1mmy Sav1Le, who also can be presumed innocent

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          • A matter of record says:

            The difference is that it would be foolhardy to suggest that Rebekah Brook is guilty given a jury has pronounced her innocent. They did not “fail to agree”. She would sue you rigid.
            In the case of The late Savile, he is as guilty as original sin and is beyond the reach of any court in either direction.

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        • 147
          Ditherywig says:

          Innocent UNLESS proven guilty. There is quite a difference.

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      • 67
        Restless in Godalming says:

        ‘The jury found her not gyuilty [sic], NOT innocent’.

        What a marvellous distortion of the facts. The same sort of twattish comment as ‘there’s no smoke without fire’ when someone is found innocent of a rape allegation.

        You can spend millions on all manner of court cases, hearings and tribunals yet these wanky comments are still made…

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      • 111
        Keitho says:

        Jesus, is there anything worse than a bad loser.

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    • 51
      This is a multi Billion dollar industry..Don't go out alone James says:

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    • 53
      Band Wagon With One Wheel says:

      Why’s everyone jumping-off?

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    • 86
      The two Muppets says:

      Watson is typical of what is wrong with the Labour Party .A nasty vicious
      individual who has not got the guts to say sorry for the lies that he spouted.
      Rotten to the core , true socialist scum .

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    • 105
      Mycroft says:

      I think the point he was making is that because she didn’t know that all that ‘phones were being hacked she was de facto a rubbish Editor and shouldn’t work on paper if she is that bad at her job.

      He has a point I think.

      I was CE of a £500m turnover Company for 4+ years, on my way up and many years ago I would have been at some point running a section with 100+ employees… I’d have known if any one of them had been under hand… dammit I even knew before anyone entered my office not only that they had found another job but also where they were going to work for.

      She said she didn’t know, her story was believed, Q.E.D. she is bad at her job.

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      • 110
        spot the difference says:

        Various bosses at the BBC and NHS obviously missed what Savile was up to.
        Various bosses of the Liberals obviously missed what Cyril Smith was up to.
        Various members of the Labour Party knew exactly what Blair was up to re.Iraq and gave him their full support.

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        • 126
          Mycroft says:

          I think you’ll find that that lot all did know… it was convenient for them to not let it be known.

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      • 124
        Steve says:

        “Where they were going to work for”?

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    • 116
      WMD - Weak Milliband Disaster says:

      Typical Labour lynch mob mentality.

      Jumping on the populist bandwagon, only to find themselves on the wrong side of the motorway.

      One can only hope you meet a petrol tanker coming the other way.

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    • 132
      frenchjohn says:

      Fat onanist.

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  2. 2
    Socialism is theft says:

    Labour means never having to say you are sorry.

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    • 63

      Now be fair, “S.I.Theft”.
      Tom Watson was unusually forthcoming, even said he was wrong!!!

      He rightly said he would “NOT apologise to that organisation” [or to someone who failed to do their job].

      Do you think that he should apologise to an ex-editor who SHOULD have been in control of her staff, but WASN’T ???

      BTW, who hasn’t signed up to this:

      http://www.exaronews.com/articles/5294/mps-who-want-inquiry-into-organised-abuse-of-children-tops-100

      As of today, there are now 100+ MPs named in support of a fully independent Hillsborough-style national inquiry into organised institutional child abuse in UK. Several of the original cross-party seven MPs, who instigated the call for inquiry, have mentioned Jersey and ties between organised paedophilia at high levels.

      Tom seems a great guy. We need more like him -from whatever party.

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    • 69
      Twatson says:

      I will eat anything except for my own words.

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    • 71
      Milibandwagon says:

      I am sorry that I supported the English football team. I am sorry that I offended the entire population of Liverpool; and all their friends and many relations. And about the picture with the bacon sandwich.

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      • 72
        Milibandwagon says:

        ps: but not about the knife I stuck in my brother’s back. I was only following (Len McTrotsky’s) orders.

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  3. 3
    Lord Wayne of Trombone says:

    totally excellent bloke.
    See you next thursday, Tom.

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  4. 4
    BERCOW is Parliament's SHOneT says:

    I cannot credit that she got away without any legal sanction.

    I rather think she can hardly believe it either.

    If Tom Watson were half a man he would say so too.

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  5. 6
    Fawke Handles says:

    This fat, useless, lying, mealy-mouthed fucker spreads shit around and then refuses to apologize when proved wrong? He epitomizes all that is wrong with the labour party – smear first and then never admit when you get it wrong.

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  6. 8
  7. 10
    Real List says:

    That’s to name only a few.

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  8. 11
    Mornington Crescent says:

    +100.

    And not forgetting Keith Vaz…

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  9. 12
    KEITH VAJAZZLE says:

    What about me ?

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  10. 14
    Shooty* says:

    Useless fat cvnt.

    Go back to your dj’ing if it makes you feel cool and down wiv da kidz, Tom.

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  11. 16
    Diane Abbott, says:

    Check out me facebook page init, me been pictured with the Hackney Cycling initiative, true dat, funny init, i mean you tink Diane you tink Cyclin, but you don’t tink about diane cyclin, it just don’t make sense, anyway i was earnin a few extra spends doin me a photo op while me was waiting for de KFC to open init

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  12. 17
    England is becumin a ferd world cess-pit innit says:

    The filth in the Labour parteh dont do ‘sorry’

    They do smears, economic terrorism, state sanctioned bullying of heroes such as Dr Kelly, and illegal invasions

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    • 145
      Dave Prentis says:

      yeah but at leaast Dave Milliband promised everyone an owl. Owls for the many not the twit to few

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  13. 19
    100wpm says:

    Labour politicians and their leftie mates at the BBC, Guardian
    and Hacked Off don’t give a shit about the verdict.
    The whole farcical hacking scandal achieved it’s ultimate
    aim- shutting down an established newspaper and muzzling
    our free press through Leveson.

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    • 112
      Mary Poppouts says:

      … and that is why Rupee should now be planning to reopen the NoW before Xmas. Then we can all sit and watch as the cold porridge is served weekly.

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  14. 20
    Fatwatch UK says:

    Fat bastard. Nobody with a BMI of more than 25 should be allowed in public office.

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  15. 21
    McPoison says:

    LABOUR – THE REAL NASTY PARTY.

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  16. 22
    Mr Outraged says:

    Why are the terminally ill denied the right to assisted suicide when Nick Clegg and the LibDems have full access to this service and are currently making full use of it?

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  17. 23
    Rotherhampoofta says:

    Who gives a flying fcuk what Watson says!

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  18. 24
    Chuka Ummana says:

    I’m pleased to tell you all that I have now purged my facebook page of all malicious comments that were written about me, thats basically anything remotely hinting at being negative. I have banned those responsible so they can’t come back and do it again. Unfortunately there are now very few comments on my facebook page so i’ve come to the people Guido to ask if you’d mind popping by and adding a comment or two yourselves as i know you all love me and will only post nice things. i’d come and condescendingly thank you all personally but i’m larging it up on the tax payer at my second home in Ibiza,

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    • 32
      Dangerous Brian says:

      And heres me thinking you were at the opening of an envelope somewhere in Streatham, or even out shopping for large watches with one of your b*m chums.

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    • 33
      Zulus - thousands of them says:

      Chuka is the man – lead us out of slavery brother.

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      • 62
        Diane Abbotopotamus says:

        THAT’S WAAYCIST!

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        • 115
          Mary Poppouts says:

          Maybe, but Chucky Zulu got stabbed in the back by a member of his coterie when he got too big for his non-existent boots (they didn’t wear anything on their feet in those days).

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          • Chukkupa Urands says:

            I understand that there’s a grand market in Zulu-Land for used M & S tyres for footwear. Apparently, they’ve got much better grip on the ground than your Zola Budds.and it means you can go that extra mile to wipe out the Whitey British Battalion and still have time to be home in time to vote twice in the Tower Hamlets election.

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  19. 26
    Anonymous says:

    Baroness Uddin

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  20. 28
    Jonnie Marbles says:

    I bet he’s sh!tting himself

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  21. 37
    Owhine Jones says:

    The man who always demands people apologise can’t do it himself, pathetic.

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  22. 38
    T.B£iar - the People's Messiah says:

    TYPICAL SOCIALIST WARMONGER.

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  23. 39
    Owen Jones says:

    You are all blocked.

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  24. 41
    jgm2 says:

    It would be nice if Tom Watson went and did something useful with his life rather than being a full time apologist for the Maximum Imbecile and his wicked and malicious Labour party.

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    • 73
      bergen says:

      I’m worried that he’ll be so upset that he’ll start comfort eating.

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    • 78
      Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

      Perhaps he could fuck off to N Korea: that would be useful for us

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      • 91
        Haven't they suffered enough from socialism already? says:

        It wouldn’t be that useful for North Korea, though.

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        • 117
          Mary Poppouts says:

          Won’t happen as they are all on starvation rations now anyway – except that fat cvnt with the funny haircut that rules the place.

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    • 88
      White rabbit says:

      I think he’d make a fine warehouseman. An underrated occupation.
      Operating a forklift way beyond him though.

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  25. 42
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Tom Watson – Single brain cell in neutral, mouth in overdrive. Fucking fat hypocritical twat. Oh and his breath stinks, believe me.

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    • 137
      Fat Bastard says:

      “Oh and his breath stinks, believe me.”

      Ten curries and several shots of single malt for lunch will do that to a lad, y’know…

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  26. 45
    Lest we forget says:

    John Stonehouse.

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  27. 47
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    BBC News 24 reporting on Jimmy Savile. No mention that he is the BBC’s Jimmy Savile, yet yesterday it was Andy Coulson, David Camerons director of communications. The BBC knowingly biased.

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  28. 48
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    When is Ed Miliband going to apologise to Andrew Mitchell?

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  29. 49
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Why doesn’t she wear a burka and use a mouth gag. Stupid fucking gobshite woman.

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  30. 50
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Hague has landed in Iraq – only a matter of hours before ISIS sign the instrument of surrender.

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  31. 54
    A Lesson 4 TWatson says:

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  32. 56
    Band Wagon With One Wheel says:

    I’m an MP who stands by what I say! (Just tell me which people I’m supposed to ‘talk for’ and let’s get on!)…..Democracy, don’t you just ‘love it!’….

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  33. 58
    jgm2 says:

    Canajan eh?

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    • 106

      It is interesting that when legitimately challenged the young woman socialist is suddenly concerned about her job. Surely that is a contradictory position for a champion of the revolution who believes that capitalism is the root of all cultural evils ?

      Distinctly lacks conviction in her alleged beliefs.

      Vote UKIP :-D

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  34. 59
    Diane Abbotopotamus says:

    WAYCIST!

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    • 66
      Race card inc. says:

      Hi Diane, we can see you’ve been using your Race card a lot recently, this is just a security check to make sure there is no unauthorised use of your race card. but first i need to take you through security, all i require from you are your bank account details and sort code

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  35. 64
    Nazzy war criminal says:

    Just FYI, Jimmy’s living in the next-door apartment to me in Buenos Aires

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  36. 70
    Tessa says:

    Can I join the list?

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  37. 76
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Wartson is a fat gobshite. Typical liebor scum.

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  38. 79
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Hunts r us

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  39. 82
    Will says:

    The guardian today must be really pissed off as having loads of hateful articles about news of the world staff and not being able publish them as the laws of slander apply. Also a lot of articles have comments off as they could be libel. Juries you can’t trust them to do the lefts bidding.

    Mind you I bet if the guardian found its employees in a similar position I bet it would not back its staff like news corp and rupert did. Say what you like about him at least he backs his staff and stands by them.

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    • 141
      Suarez's Agent says:

      Is that why he sacked all the NOTW people to save his favourite Beccy.

      C’mon Bliar, do Becca too … he might top himself

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  40. 85
    Jimmy says:

    My Desert Island discs? Anything by ‘Dean can Dance’ obviously…

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  41. 89
    The two Muppets says:

    Labour and scum go hand in hand ,it is in their DNA.

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  42. 92
    Taxfodder says:

    Guilty or not as normal our high cost low value fag end establishment circus looks after its own first….survival is all and at any cost to all but themselves.

    Meanwhile quite happy to ignore the real victims and in some circumstances blame them for the trouble and expense they have caused their number by complaining about their plight…

    Tell me again how much did this trial cost………..and how many lessons have we all learned about Parliament Police and Media…. nothing we did not know already I suspect.

    Send in the clowns…….

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  43. 93
    ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham) says:

    Abu Qatada – not guilty. Expect him back in the UK demanding millions in compensation very soon.

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    • 99
      Weak and weedy Dave, soon to be Jean Claud Juncker's little slave, says:

      I give you a cast-iron guarantee that I will do everything in my power to ensure that doesn’t happen.

      Hopefully a large out of court settlement will shut him up, especially if we throw in a very big house in a top London location.

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    • 102
      non taxable pikey says:

      “During the trial Abu Qatada reportedly spoke out about the conflict in neighbouring Syria, urging the two main jihadist factions there, the al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), to unite behind the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.”
      Incitement to Terrorism, he isn’t coming back into the UK after that statement.
      Has gorgeous George commented yet?

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  44. 94
    Unbelievable says:

    LOL @ the socialist activist. Ends up as ‘talk to the hand because socialism ain’t listening’.

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  45. 103
    Mrs Plinge says:

    Forgive me for being stupid but I thought an editor (or is it editress?) was responsible for and KNEW everything going on in his/her newspaper and even, in the slim chance that they didn’t (rogue reporter etc) still had to carry the can. Perhaps it was all that red hair?

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    • 142
      Peter Grimes says:

      So you expect CRIMINAL proceedings to be brought against an editor for the crimes committed by someone else, do you? Or have you decided that lack of knowledge of a crime should still be a crime?

      Ye gods!

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  46. 107
    Mycroft says:

    May I nominate a certain chap called Vaz to that list?

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  47. 118
    Mary Poppouts grandpa says:

    If I had been in Fabricant’s position and saw this hag coming towards me I’d have accidentally bumped into her like I used to against those with whom I played rugby.

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  48. 120
    Alan Giles says:

    It is unbelievable to even think the saintly Rebekah could be guilty of the slightest wrongdoing. Even her farts smell of roses.

    How could anyone even imagine this hand-on ex editor and senior executive of News International, and Juliet to Andy’s Romeo would know that wrongdoing was going on under her nose?

    Also, I fully accept that Stuart Kuttner is suffering from an advanced case of Ernest-saunderitis, and his temporary amnesia has been bought on by the strain of his court appearances, as much as I accept, and as for Mr. Rebekah, well, of course, we all drink bottles of Fairy liquid to confince our friends we are silly old duffers. Don’t we?

    But – to Mr Watson and Ed and Ed, I’d say remember Labour has been more than happy to cuddle up to Murdoch, their leaders to attend his summer parties and become God parents to Murdoch family members, so a little less of the moral outrage chaps.

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  49. 122
    Phuquit says:

    What? Not another Tom Watson make over.

    What’s happened to the chip fat that he used to put on his hair.

    Perhaps he’s growing up.

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  50. 125
    Dangerous Brian says:

    If this “tweet” is what passes for comedy in your social circle then I am exceedingly glad not to be part of it, you horrible bigotted sanctimonious old bat.
    Theres no bigot like a left wing, self satisfied racist of Asian extraction.

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  51. 130

    Verily I say unto all.
    In this possibly isolated instance I believe Watson s initial gut feelings were right.

    The lady has been cleared by jury it is true .

    But conversely so was James Hanratty found guilty of murder in the 50 s and later pardoned after he had been hanged .

    Justice can sometimes be blind .

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  52. 131
    Peter Grimes says:

    faTWATson is a nasty piece of smearing shit, as disgusting as a Maze prison cell during the blanket protests.

    Llike so many of his Leftoid comrades he exploits the vitriolic and virulent Leftist press to launch ‘campaigns’ of lies and innuendo against their opponents.

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  53. 133
    Graham says:

    Tom Watson : Once a shit , always a shit.

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  54. 134
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    She should sue the fat loathsome toad. Or did he make the remarks under parliamentary privilege.

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  55. 143
    Tom Watson says:

    I’m sorry.

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  56. 144
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    ‘By many accounts (that is, very recent accounts; nobody said a thing when she was a great power in the land), Rebekah Brooks was a poor chief executive of News International. She behaved as though she were still a tabloid editor, taking often inconsistent decisions on a day-to-day basis without strategic vision. Her contributions in meetings, to the frustration of management colleagues, were often inconsequential.

    ‘Senior managers in the Murdoch empire have always been strange because they are, in essence, courtiers, promoted for their capacity to anticipate the boss’s wishes, not for management skills. Most are near-unemployable elsewhere; now that she has been acquitted of any wrongdoing in the hacking scandal, Brooks, it is rumoured, will go to some Antipodean outpost of News Corp. Even by Rupert Murdoch’s standards, she is a weird choice, demonstrating that even the greatest business moguls lose, if not their marbles, some of their grip on reality.’

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  57. 146
    MandyPickleSniffer says:

    How perfectly worded…brilliant !

    “This fat, useless, lying, mealy-mouthed fucker spreads shit around and then refuses to apologize when proved wrong? He epitomizes all that is wrong with the labour party – smear first and then never admit when you get it wrong.”

    Any chance these useless douchebags actually read these comments and get even the slightest remote inkling of how useless everybody thinks they are? Labour scum….

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  58. 148
    Bitter&twisted says:

    She looks too much like my psychotic ex-boss.

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  59. 149
    JimmySaville says:

    Now then now then… Tommy boy’s squashed little ears next to his bulbous head make him look like an under-developed foetus. Can I fuck it?

    Like

  60. 150
    Dave Prentis says:

    Why can’t this fat Hunt speak the Queen’s English?

    Who the fuck elects this kind of dross to represent them?

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  61. 151
    Rupert says:

    Becky gives good head

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  62. 153
    Chris Lewis says:

    Did Andrew Neil’s final comment suggest Rebekah Brooks is now unemployable in the UK?

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