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Old 24th Apr 2012, 19:45
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" Remember, it ain't just the current Gov that have been trying to get Qatada out, Blair's lot spent years doing the same and they be the ones that brought in the farce of a law. "

And I repeat.......

It is still wanted for involvement in terrorist activities in several countries. Regardless of ANY legal smallprint the fcukwit UK Home Office uses as an excuse, once he's in Jordan or the US, what is the ECHR going to do..............fine the UK ? Ask Jordan / USA to " Please return said raghead terrorist, so it can sponge off the UK taxpayer ad infinitum ? "

Once it goes there is sweet fcuk all anyone can do. They did rendition flights to all the worlds toilets for interrogation of other assorted scum.

May knows she will probably be the patsy for her ( and the preceding bunches ) fcuk ups, so she is toeing the legal line, so after she is canned, she can follow that other useless c*** Catherine Ashdown to the Brussels trough for a free ride outside the UK and a platinum plated pension . If the will was there, it would happen.

Which is probably why Bliar's lot didn't get it done; ass covering with an eye on theit futures. Brussels is an appealing prize for any useless UK politico.
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Old 24th Apr 2012, 21:02
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Looks like James Naughty got the pronunciation spot on!
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Old 1st May 2012, 18:07
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so, while the BBC is working itself into a lather about Jeremy Hunt and the Levinson Inquiry and Ed Milivolt trying to make political hay...

what's Labour's Tom Watson, he of the Levinson Enquiry been up to, aside from being busy with the inquiry..

WATCH: Watson Dodges Questions on Committee Leak


Fearless campaigner for transparency Tom Watson signed a commercial contract with a Allen Lane to co-write a book that will generate earnings, but he has not declared this contract to Parliament. Since the book’s subject matter relates directly to his work as a member of the Culture Select Committee, this lack of transparency is doubly odd. Watson is profiting while quoting Bob Dylan and grandstanding on the Committee…
When Guido raised this earlier Watson went on the attack, forcing the Chairman of the Committee to rein him in. One thing for was clear – Watson didn’t want to talk about it:
Dial M for Murdoch came out well before today’s report, yet page 312 explicitly states that the Committee would find that News International had misled Parliament – it was a leak from a position of privilege with commercial implications. John Whittingdale, the Committee chairman, said he did not know of any breach committed by Watson – well now he does. Not only has Watson undermined Parliament, but he did so to line his pockets. A fit person for the committee?



Dial S for Special Access
Watson Revealed Committee Findings In Book




Given that the Culture Select Committee report into phonehacking is months overdue, Guido has popped along to their press conference to ask whether the Committee had any objections to one of their members – Tom Watson – publishing his own version of events last week for commercial gain.

Guido wonders whether any of the Select Committee raised objections to Watson publishing his weighty tome “Dial M for Murdoch” before today’s report was finalised, and what assurances the Chairman had sought that Watson would not take advantage of his privileged access to the Committee, especially as the conclusions of the report – that News International executives mislead parliament – is revealed on Page 312 of the book. Answers to follow, hopefully…
UPDATE:

Guido seems to have hit a nerve, instead of replying, Watson went on the attack. The Chairman said most of the infomation was public, but that does not explain Watson revealing that the Committee would rule NI mislead Parliament. It makes a mockery of Parliament as Christ Bryant might say…



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Old 2nd May 2012, 12:49
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I suppose with all the resources available to News International they are sure to be able to dish at least some dirt.But the salient point remains that they have broken the law as a matter of course.Almost certainly bribed police officers in an attempt to cover their tracks,if not in hard cash then with the promise of lucrative employment.

I wonder how long it will be before the special advisor is revealed to be on the payroll too.Unfit to run a company? i would have said so.
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Old 2nd May 2012, 14:30
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I suppose with all the resources available to News International they are sure to be able to dish at least some dirt.But the salient point remains that they have broken the law as a matter of course.Almost certainly bribed police officers in an attempt to cover their tracks,if not in hard cash then with the promise of lucrative employment.

I wonder how long it will be before the special advisor is revealed to be on the payroll too.Unfit to run a company? i would have said so.
there has to be some degree of culpability elsewhere. who is the corrupt one, the party that offers a copper a bribe, or the copper that accepts it.

NI/Murdoch's capacity within politics is not so much a slight on Ni/the Murdoch clan, but more on those how have enabled the viper in the nest.

while New/Old Labour are shreiking from the rooftops, they also have to bear the responsibility of their access to Murdoch during Labour's reign and they are only shreiking now because NI/Murdoch hasn't been in their camp since dropping support for New/Old Labour.

The rhetoric surronding the Levenson inquiry is laughable.

And while Murdoch may be the self proclaimed 'king maker' we still have the Biased Broadcasting Corporation, which is of course public funded.

the whole situation opens up a can of worms that if anyone scratches the surface, beyond the hype the implications of which are potentially far reaching.

ben then perhaps the 'hype' restricts any deeper analysis, and we can all remain voting 'mushrooms'.
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Old 2nd May 2012, 14:43
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Surely that's what every local cub Reporter has done since the dawn of journalism,seek to establish a contact at the local nick the local hospital and the local council offices, someone they can pump for info when a story breaks?
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Old 2nd May 2012, 20:42
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Anyone notice the irony ? That Rupert Murdoch has been deemed to be unfit to run a major company by Tom Watson and his cronies.............. those who have ( past and present ) already proved beyond any doubt that they are unfit to run a major country.
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Old 2nd May 2012, 20:56
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oh not lost on me at all TZ. as i mentioned above, would Labour (and the BBC) be screeching from the rooftops if Murdoch had not pulled his long term support for New Labour ?
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Old 2nd May 2012, 22:26
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The future should be interesting. I would think that Murdoch is an adept practitioner of "revenge is a dish best served cold " .
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Old 3rd May 2012, 16:07
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The way things are heading the Murdochs may be literally serving the dishes. With the effect this is having in the US they will end up running a greasy spoon.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 16:14
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'Rosebud'
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Old 4th May 2012, 21:13
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So, if Boris wins, but the Assembly is dominated by Labour, will Boris be able to execute any of his proposals?

Will Boris rue the day?

Will he abdicate?
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Old 4th May 2012, 23:04
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Close - 62538 votes in 2047084 - 3%?

Ken has announced his retirement!
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Old 5th May 2012, 00:30
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BBC News - Why Boris Johnson victory was crucial for Conservatives
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Old 5th May 2012, 06:57
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Forget the clown in London.......this candidate is the one to take note of ( unless your initials are N.C that is ).....

BBC News - Scottish council election: Professor Pongoo beats Lib Dem



However, on a serious note, it appears that the voter turnout was low overall across the UK....and that is disturbing
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Old 5th May 2012, 07:09
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Ken has announced his retirement!
All the tax he dodged will soothe the path.


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Old 5th May 2012, 07:48
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Old 5th May 2012, 11:18
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Not at all surprised the turn out was so low for the London Mayor vote. There was too much mud slinging and attempts on one upmanship even in the on air debates than airing their policies and proposals.

Generally, I hope this turn out sends a clear message to all that they need to stop the side snipes at each other and start coming up with real achievable policies that will actually work within their term of office rather than playing to the media attention for the above reasons.

It also helps if all candids standing have no skeletons in their closet to come out bite them and muddy the waters.
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Old 5th May 2012, 11:34
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skeletons in their closet to come out bite them and muddy the waters.

Nice selection of metaphors there ! Got any more ?
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Old 5th May 2012, 11:37
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None that come to mind.

Just fed up of listening to the candidates spending more time sniping at each other than coming up with workable policies.
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