September 2nd, 2014

Met Hack Phone of Sun Journalist

The Operation Alice report revealed that The Sun’s political editor Tom Newton Dunn refused to co-operate with officers, even though he was himself threatened with arrest for aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office. Journalists are protected under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights from having to reveal their sources and Tom Newton Dunn knew his rights. So the Met legally hacked his phones. The Met report into Plebgate states:

“On Thursday, 31 January 2013, PC James Glanville was arrested on suspicion of committing the offences of misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice. His arrest came about as the result of the initial analysis of the mobile telephone records from the Sun political editor, Mr Tom Newton Dunn, which showed a series of contacts by text and voice calls between the two over several days.”

Welcome to Britain in 2014, where the coppers access journalists phones to sniff out leaks from within their own ranks.

According to the Guardian:

“If police are seeking journalistic material, including information about confidential sources, they should use the procedures laid down by Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) which provide article 10 compliant safeguards to ensure that sources are properly protected. It is alarming that in this case the police appear to have used other powers which do not have those safeguards and are not intended for use in these circumstances,” said Keith Mathieson, partner at law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain. Under PACE, police are required to go to court to ask a judge’s permission to get records belonging to a journalist. Journalists are then notified to enable them to attend court to formally resist disclosure to a third party. On this occasion this did not happen.”

Guido’s learned lunch partner spots a hole: By making Tom Newton Dunn a suspect, which the Met’s report into Operation Alice admits they did, the coppers could bypass having to alert him. Sun sources tell the Guardian they are consulting lawyers. A fight between Murdoch and the Met over accessing phones? Play it again, Sam.


  1. 1
    Liar.Politicians says:

    Police corruption in the UK is rife, after all, they have been found to have aided a paedophile network in Rotherham, while at the same time, they go and arrest parents for taking their child out of hosipital to get better cancer treatment than the NHS wants to offer.

    There were mass purges of corrupt police in the 1960’s and 70’s, but nothing since. It explains a lot.

  2. 2
    Peter Grimes says:

    As we see so often, the filth are above the laws which apply to us!

  3. 3
    even a stopped clock says:

    Have the grun not be warning of this type of behaviour for ages and been scoffed at by some other parts of the media?

  4. 4
    idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Don’t use a phone.

  5. 5
    Parliament is a Gay Disco says:

    yes 2 tin cans and a ball of string are unhackable.

  6. 6
    Spartacus says:

    The Plod feared for their lives – so it was OK

  7. 7
    Dougie Carswell says:

    Exclusive: Tory Clacton selection will be Owen Jones

    Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha !

  8. 8
    As you know says:

    “Play it again, Sam” does not appear in the movie Casablanca.

  9. 9

    Analysis worth reading for the argument against bombing IS:

    In summary: It will make IS stronger.

    Slightly Longer Summary:

    Bombing campaign across the region arguably created both the conditions for and IS itself – the results of 20 years of bombing in !raq for example is what we see today.

    Considering Einstein’s definition of insanity: Why continue do the same expecting a different result ?

    From a policy perspective this is looking similar to G’aza in that aggressive military solutions do not provide solution – a political solution is required.

    It is worth noting that G’ermany’s blitzkrieg campaign against L’ondon during WWII had the opposite effect on British morale during the war than expected.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  10. 10
    Jack Ketch says:

    South Yorks, Hampshire, Kent, the Met–Plod is out of control.

  11. 11

    Many important issues here, but the actions of the police have invalidated Article 10 ECHR provision.

    If this was all legal (which is most likely was) that casts the ECHR in a very dark light indeed.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  12. 12
    Vote Ukip, Get Labour. says:

    Ukip cannot stop Labour, they can only stop the Tories. Then again, that’s what you want, isn’t it? A pro-EU Lib Lab government.

    How much is Miliband paying you to post your vote-splitting drivel on right-wing blogs?

  13. 13
    Guido rules OK says:

    Yep. Guido regularly interfers with readers saying. Fair or foul means, automated or not, Guido and his spies are watching us every glance of the way.

  14. 14
    The British media are cunts says:

    Good point just made with that chief piggy being cross examined by a Tory MP. When all those girls in Rotherham were being r@ped the chief pig in charge at the time was running a war against the motorist.

    Once again proving my point that fat useless plod is a coward by nature and runs from real crime.

  15. 15
    Vote Ukip, Get Labour. says:

    No, vote to stop Labour instead.

  16. 16
    Police under the thumb of PC World says:

    Prefer them not to be. Its over priced, interferring and law to themselves.

  17. 17
    The British media are cunts says:

    Plod is a total fucking joke. An utter waste of human material. I drop better down the toilet pan than wears the uniform of a plod.

  18. 18

    To stop Labour: Don’t Vote Labour.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  19. 19
    The British media are cunts says:

    Who cares? The Tories are as bad as Labour. Who knows with 20 UKIP MP’s at Westminster they can create havoc.

    Another 5 years of Cameron and Clegg is as bad as having Miliband and Balls.

    Like choosing to rub your face in vomit or shit.

  20. 20

    Labour is the pro-Child R’ape party.

    Voting Labour supports child r’ape.


    Don’t support child r’ape knowingly.

    Vote UKIP :-D

  21. 21
    Bob says:

    Why go out and solve crime when you can sit on your arse refreshing Twitter all day?

  22. 22
    David Cameron says:

    Vote for me for a better future for your children.

  23. 23
    The British public says:


  24. 24
    nell says:

    ++++Hollow Laugh++++ police colluding with beeb to publicly film raid on cliff’s house, the police doing nothing about the abuse of 1400+ girls, the police arresting innocent parents seeking to get the best treatment for their very sick child and now the police exposed as hacking into people’s phones.

    What do they do that is useful? Anything?!

  25. 25
    UK police farce says:

    Promoting community cohesion since 1997.

  26. 26
    nell says:

    Oh and I forgot the industrial scale of lies told by police over plebgate !!!

  27. 27
    whoopee cushion says:

    I know I’m a bit thick so can somebody explain how, as written in Beeb coverage of grilling of Mr Crompton that the leak of the investigation into Cliff came from Operation Yewtree but has nothing to do with Operation Yewtree ?

  28. 28
    A doctor says:

    Have the Kings been released yet?

  29. 29

    Just put this one out there:

    Vote UKIP :-D

  30. 30

    We’ll happily pursue loving parents who dare to seek better treatment outside of the national death service.

  31. 31

    Fuck off. You had your chance and have royally blew it. Vote UKIP.

  32. 32
    Redacted says:

    Oooh look at Liebour romping home in Clacton…

  33. 33
    The Holy Trinity says:

    Too complicated for us. Have you tried a theologian?

  34. 34
    Norm Normal says:

    If you say that to an activist/MP on the doorstep? Please video and post it back here. :D

  35. 35
    Back1woodsman says:

    Could there be a’ Common Purpose’ to all of this ?

  36. 36
    No one cares says:

    The rat bags at the Sun don’t like their phones being hacked. Jeez! They can dish it out but can’t take.

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    So that Liebour dont win the next election, let all scots vote yes in the coming referendum.

    That way the English will be rid of the miserable whinging bastards for ever.

    please please all my scottish friends vote yes for the sake of the English, you see the English don’t get a vote on this so you can do us a favour by fucking off in a very big way and vote yes to independence, thanks a lot. ps don’t expect me to ever again spend any money in your god forsaken country.

    Don’t forget in England vote ukip!!

  38. 38
    non taxable pikey says:

    Nah, let’s bomb the crap out of them, now we got them trapped.

  39. 39
    Dear Oh Dear says:

    “Welcome to Britain in 2014, where the coppers access journalists phones to sniff out leaks from within their own ranks.”

    Even worse, a country where Assistant Chief Constables ( Hants) are as thick as pig shit and think it was a very good idea to issue a Gestapo Arrest warrant on a caring family.

    Whilst the rest of the dimmos can’t sort out the mess in Rotherham and half a dozen other Mozzer dominated cities in Britain.

    The rate at which this country is plummeting and the lack of direction by either “Wet” leaders like Dave or just plain stupid like “Red” Ed is getting ridiculous.

    “Wet” Dave should have jumped on the nonsense from Hampshire police as soon as it unfolded!!

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Where is there any evidence that any phone was hacked?

    Plod just asked the journo’s mobile provider to supply the call log.

    As Margaret Mountford once said, an Edinburgh degree is not what it was.

  41. 41
    Dear Oh Dear says:

    …and if UKIP win, the law should be changed to make the top Police elected, not the absolutely pointless and very expensive Police and Crime Commisars, which is more jobs for the boys.

    Chief Contstables and Assistant Chief Constables should not be promoted to those levels just because they issued a thousan d parking tickets a day or nicked an armed blagger when they were bobbies!!

    Or worse still due to funny handshakes.

    They should have a certain level of IQ to get the job, not like that half-wit from Hampshire!!

  42. 42
    Wet Dithering Dave says:

    Sadly they are not as well connected as the McCanns and when a Gestapo Warrant is issued it is very very difficult to get them out of the shackles.

  43. 43
    Wet Dithering Dave says:

    This chap in a Masonic hat may know the answer, email him! he is well connected!

  44. 44
    Deafening hypocrisy says:

    Perhaps I’ve missed it.

    But have seen no sign yet of explosive, self-righteous outrage from Hacked Off.

    Tom Watson quiet too. (And, of course, they don’t collude).

    Oh, it’s a Sun/Murdoch hack.

  45. 45
    Bruce Benson says:

    Given this police behaviour, condoned from the top (under pressure from politicians), it’s no surprise we ordinary mortals no longer trust them – and feeling feeds into anti-establishment attitude felt by UKIP inclined voters.

  46. 46
    CopWatch says:

    Those with any sense will note the close geographic proximity of the journalist and Crompton.

    The will also note Mr Crompton’s discomfort when questioned on the issue.

    Northern bedfellows, northern plots?

  47. 47
    Deafening hypocrisy says:

    Ah, Hacked Off wannabe stirs.

    It’s not a celebrity that got hacked, so that’s alright.

  48. 48
    Wet Dithering Dave says:

    Yes, sorry, to be honest, I have always been extremely frightened of those Mozzie types, I don’t really want tp upset Mr Putin or Mr Van Rompuy or daft Police Assistan Commissioners, so I think I may retire to go the Bliar route and add serious amounts to my cash mountain.

  49. 49
    Shalom says:

    You would say that, Shlomo. After all, the more war you can monger beween the
    G o y and the Muz, the better for the ZioLoons.

  50. 50
    Norm Normal says:

    Is Europe still allowing Johnny Foreigners to work within it’s nuclear establishments!?

    Disgraceful incompetence! Did we learn nothing from the AQ Khan fiasco? Khan he build them? Yes he Khan! (We showed him how, monkey see, monkey do and all that!)

    No doubt it’s more PC madness. Equal Opportunities trumps National Security these days you know!

  51. 51
    Don't be such a retard says:

    Vote UKIP, Get UKIP

  52. 52
    Huge G says:

    I’m really hacked off, I had my eye on the Miele De-Luxe 30000 watt vacuum cleaner so that I don’t need hookers for blow jobs, now look, they have been f-*-*-g banned

    Vote UKIP

  53. 53
    Plodulikea says:

    The police can do whatever the fuck they like when it comes to subverting our freedoms.

    They do fuck all when thousands of children are being r@ped.

    What a bunch of c’nts.

  54. 54
    Vote Tory, get LibLabCon says:

    Vote UKIP

  55. 55
    Vote Tory, get LibLabCon says:

    Vote UKIP

  56. 56
    inside out says:

    Use a pay as you go phone once, to beat the police monitoring us illegally we all have to behave like hired hit men.

  57. 57
    cured lefty says:

    What does shlomo mean ?

  58. 58
    Vote Tory, get LibLabCon says:

    Law-abiding UK citizen: Hello, is that the police?
    Pig: Yes. What do you want?
    L: A 12-year-old girl is being gang-raped right now!
    P: Can you describe the suspects?
    L: Yes, four Asian men.
    P: We’ll be right round.
    L: Great. The address is-
    P: We don’t need your address. Caller ID shows your location on our computer.
    L: My address? It’s not happening here.
    P: No, but we’re going to arrest you for a hate crime. You can’t say “Asian men”.
    L: Oh.
    P: Was there anything else?
    L: Yes, my neighbours just removed their five-year-old boy from hospital to seek better treatment abroad. But I’m not sure they have the proper medication. He’s very sick and I’m a bit concerned.
    P: They’re attempting to escape the NHS?
    L: Um, well I suppose you could say that.
    P: Hold on, we’ll be right round to arrest them for… we’ll think of something. Do you have their address?
    L: Yes…
    P: Was there anything else or did you want to quit while you’re ahead?

  59. 59

    I might find time to be outraged – when I’ve finished being helpless with laughter. The Biter bit! Wonderful!

  60. 60

    Some more people involved with the muck

  61. 61

    Yes indeed Grumpy @ 7 10 pm

    ” Hoist with one s own ………” ole boy.

    What goes around comes around .

    There but for the grace of God ( or perhaps that should be
    ” of Guido ” ) ….. …

    and any other pithy adages one can think up .

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Where is there any evidence that a journo phone was hacked?

    Mobile phone company coughed the call logs up to Plod after Plod asked nicely.

    No factory-setting PINs or voicemail involved.

  63. 63

    ….. or emails or texts or sms or IM s or anything to do with the

    Weird Wolverine Web .

    ( except to post on Guido s of course).

    Revert to writing flowery Notes and having your majordomo send them by first class postal means preferably recorded and signed for .

    Failing that buy a team of highly trained and loyal carrier pigeons.

  64. 64

    Yeah but if you want to envision something really scarier than Ukraine , Ebola, IS , Fukushima and the Bada Bing Icelandic volcano eruption combined what about …… another five years of Milliband and ……Clegg !!

  65. 65

    It isn’t fireproof, because nothing is, but if we all used encryption software for all our communications or resorted to good old snail mail ( and if you really are plotting the destruction of the World, or just going down the pub for a quick half) use a “one-time pad” to encrypt your message all the super-computers that Government has bought clandestinely under cover of all those “computerisation” contracts that went tits up in the late 90s and early 00s won’t cope with the overload.
    Mind you, it’s going to fuck up the blogosphere.

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    He can’t you wuckfit! Politicians, for good reasons, can’t get involved in police operational matters. That the police have been stupid, he has indeed alluded to in quite strong terms but do you really want politicians changing police decisions, however cretinous? Jesus H Christ you’re stupid.

  67. 67
    non taxable pikey says:

    Dunno, think he doesn’t either, bit of a Schmock.

  68. 68
    Spartacus says:

    Nanny knows best Dearie

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Talking of scoffing.

    I inadvertently hacked a police phone once and all I managed to record was:

    ” That’s three Pizzas 4 Kebabs and couple of Byriani’s – Make sure there’s enough Papadoms……….”

    Nothing to see there.

  70. 70
    Teacher says:

    It means “he who whines about being a victim but commits the actual crimes”, or “Hypocrite”, for short.

  71. 71
    Mycroft says:

    Vote UKIP

  72. 72
    Anonymous says:

    “Met Hack Phone of Sun Journalist”
    They may have been seeking information, that might help an incumbent government win the election. For example, why Boris isn’t standing for election in Clacton. As it’s far more convenient, in terms of rapid access to an Estuary Airport. The construction of which would come within his purview, should he become PM. Yet if Dave is intent on not redacting any report that ‘supports’ his preferred policies, could big B be persuaded to lead all the inhabitants of Uxbridge down to the confluence of the Thames and North Sea? As that should free up enough real-estate for runways 3A to 3Z, inclusive.

  73. 73
    violent Asquith says:

    Wrong kind of crime. Move along!

  74. 74
    Violent Asquith says:

    He only cared that the pay checks kept coming. Everyone at the top is nominally in charge but never held accountable.

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