Gordon Brown Wakes From Rebekah Brook’s Slumber Party To Seek Revenge Over Rupert Murdoch’s Times, Sky And Sun
HAVING been able to legitimise buying up millions of copies of the News of The World, Guardian readers now learn that Gordon Brown fears his voicemail was hacked by News International workers. They allegedly accessed his bank account and his family’s medical records.
The key findings are:
• Scotland Yard has discovered references to both Brown and his wife, Sarah, in paperwork seized from Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator who specialised in phone hacking for the News of the World;
• Abbey National bank found evidence suggesting that a “blagger” acting for the Sunday Times on six occasions posed as Brown and gained details from his account;
• Brown’s London lawyers, Allen & Overy, were tricked into handing over details from his file by a conman working for the Sunday Times;
• Details from his infant son’s medical records were obtained by the Sun, who published a story about the child’s serious illness.
The News of The World is dead. Rupert Murdoch’s Sun and Times are now in the firing line. It’s stinky suff. And 2e only hope that Brown gets his revenge, sorry, justice:
Senior Labour figures also strongly suspect that a news organisation broke the law to obtain the emails that led to the resignation in April 2009 of Brown’s close aide Damian McBride. The emails, which disclosed a scheme to smear Tory MPs, had been exchanged between McBride and a Labour party activist, Derek Draper. The Labour figures believe that the emails were hacked from Draper’s computer and that their contents were then sent to the political blogger Guido Fawkes, whose stories were then followed by Fleet Street.
Tsk! hacking a computer,allegedly, to show up Brown’s attack dog, Damien “I wasn’t lying on purpose” McBride and his mate Draper:
Draper: “Absolutely totally brilliant Damian. I’ll think about timing and sort out the technology this week so we can go as soon as possible.”
McBride: “We’ve got to keep the momentum going. If David Cameron wants to go down the American route of having TV debates before the next election, why doesn’t he go the whole hog and propose that the party leaders also publish their full financial and medical records?
“He could clear up exactly how much the Camerons are worth and he could make clear that he’s not hiding any Embarrassing Illnesses (Insert the picture of Dr Christian Jessen, who’s supposedly the doctor who treated him and who presents the Embarrassing Illnesses programme.)”
Adding: “If someone asked him that in an interview I predict we’d see him shifting uncomfortably in his seat and scratching around for an answer.”
The News of the World added:
McBride and Draper also planned to plant a story about the fragile mental state of George Osborne’s wife Frances in the wake of the Yachtgate row over claims Mr Osborne sought a £50,000 party donation from a Russian billionaire while on holiday.
There were absolutely no grounds for such a claim. All the pair could point to were suggestions Frances looked “sullen” at parties.
More than a dozen female friends, mosty with a media background, have been invited to stay the night [at Chequers]. Guests include Rupert Murdoch’s wife Wendi and his daughter Elisabeth, the television presenter Claudia Winkleman and newspaper editor Rebekah Wade. It is thought Mr Brown will be at Chequers, the prime minister’s country residence, at the time but will not be involved in the party which is being paid for by the Browns.
What a cloying, self-serving, incestuous, repugnant, hypocritical bunch of greedy tossers. Here’s honourable Gordon being a dick on Murdoch’s Sky News (the last 20 seconds are memorable):