October 11th, 2011

My favourite response so far to the Liam Fox affair came in the Guardian's Letters page:

I've heard that David Cameron would like to sack Liam Fox but – and I promise I am not making this up – he has a cat.

Dave Eyre

(Readers who don't follow UK party politics may want to read this for relevant background information. Or you might simply decide – perfectly reasonably – that a joke that requires background reading simply isn't worth the effort.)

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Hackgate: The Movie

July 17th, 2011

‪Hackgate: The Movie. Some truly inspired casting decisions there.1

[Via Liberal Conspiracy]

  1. Marred somewhat by one really unfortunate choice right at the end.


'You could always freelance for a while'

July 9th, 2011

The News International scandal gets the Downfall parody treatment.

[Via Liberal Conspiracy]

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Rebekah Brooks' Desert Island Discs

July 9th, 2011

Rebekah Brooks' Desert Island Discs:

Okay let's make one thing crystal clear. Just because Crazy Horses by the Osmonds is about to come on, don't put two and two together and think it has anything to do with the fact that I chose it. That would be incredibly naïve and short-sighted on your part and demonstrate once and for all how little you understand the world of high-powered record choosing.

[Via Spaceboy, posting to Word Magazine Blog]

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After Godfrey

May 24th, 2009

Nine years after Godfrey, it's come to this:

Nadine Dorries, the Conservative frontbencher who claimed the Daily Telegraph's revelations on expenses could drive MPs to suicide, has had her blog shut down by lawyers acting for the newspaper.

[…] She had claimed that MPs were being "tortured" by the Telegraph's dripfeed of revelations.

The newspaper is understood to have acted after she made further allegations concerning the motivation of the newspaper's proprietors, Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay. Withers, the lawyers acting for the Barclay brothers, are understood to have instructed the takedown, invoking the acceptable user policy used by internet service providers to protect themselves against libel action provoked by comments on websites they host.

I hope Dorries will repeat her allegations under the protection of parliamentary privilege.

[Via Ben Goldacre]

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April 2nd, 2008

My favourite comment from the MetaFilter thread about FIA president Max Mosley's embarrassing videotape:

I would SO pay a small amount to watch the unedited video with enthusiastic if inaccurate commentary by Murray Walker.

posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 3:04 AM on April 2

Not something we'll be seeing in ITV's coverage of the next Formula 1 outing, I'd guess.

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