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Guido Fawkes Summoned To Leveson Enquiry To Explain Alistair Campbell’s Leaked Evidence

by | 27th, November 2011

PAUL Staines, aka Guido Fawkes,has scored himself an appearance at the Leveson Inquiry for publishing a “leak” of former Number 10 spin chief Alastair’s Campbell’s evidence to the inquiry on his website.

Campbell alleged  evidence focuses on the Murdoch press, the Sun’s politics reporter Trevor Kavanagh, the Daily Mail’s editor Paul Dacre (why isn’t this man on a TV judging panel – he’d be brilliant) and Express owner Richard Desmond. So much the obvious for a fixer of the Left. But then Campbell, allegedly, accuses the Daily Mirror – his former employer – of  being familiar with private detectives and allegedly hacking phones of the great and the good., including Cherie Blair’s.

One allegation is that Cherie Blair’s pregnancy printed by the Daily Mirror in 1999 could have been obtained by phone hacking.

Was the Daily Mirror involved in phone hacking. We’ve heard allegations before. And the Guardian reported this joke.

This is London sums up:

While he admits to having “no evidence” to suggest the voicemails of either Mrs Blair or her husband’s lifestyle consultant Carole Caplin, were intercepted, he queried the origins of a number of articles about the then premier’s wife. “I do not know if her (Ms Caplin’s) phone was hacked, or if Cherie’s was, but knowing what we do now about hacking and the extent of it, I think it is at least possible this is how the stories got out,” he states.

Guido says he obtained the this text by legal means.

Leveson want to know more:

“Lord Justice Leveson was extremely concerned to hear that, on November 27 2011, a copy of the evidence that Mr Alastair Campbell intended to provide to the inquiry was published on the ‘Guido Fawkes’ website. The website asserts that this statement was obtained by ‘legal means’ but Lord Justice Leveson will be enquiring further into this claim and Mr Paul Staines will be required to give evidence.”


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