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Andy Coulson, Rebekah Brooks and others charged

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NicholasTeakozy Tue 24-Jul-12 13:07:40

BBC article. Good.

SerialKipper Wed 25-Jul-12 18:13:23

Oooh, careful. They signalled ages ago they'd be claiming they can't get a fair trial.

Some guidance from MN Towers on what not to say?

limitedperiodonly Wed 25-Jul-12 18:15:54

Oh, and they will be cut dead by Jeremy Clarkson.

That's surely a plus point.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 25-Jul-12 18:16:41

Clarkson won't cut them dead. He'll write a newspaper article proclaiming their innocence and raging about the miscarriage of justice.

limitedperiodonly Wed 25-Jul-12 18:17:19

Shit! They really are doomed, then.

SerialKipper Wed 25-Jul-12 18:18:35

grin at limited

limitedperiodonly Wed 25-Jul-12 18:24:20

serial I'd normally agree and do my knitting in private.

But so many newspapers have spent so long telling us that the investigation was a waste of valuable resources when coppers should be investigating REAL CRIMES like terrorism and collecting their money for writing columns for NI and that this whole business was just a minority pursuit by Guardian-reading nerds, that surely it would be easy to find decent citizens who knew nothing about it to make up a jury.

But I bow to the wisdom of MNHQ rotten spoilsports if they delete it

limitedperiodonly Wed 25-Jul-12 18:25:07

I don't read the Guardian btw so I'm available for jury duty grin

SerialKipper Wed 25-Jul-12 18:31:40

Allez les tricoteuses!

VivaLeBeaver Wed 25-Jul-12 18:36:27

I'd pay decent money to be called up for jury service for this.

donnie Wed 25-Jul-12 18:41:44

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donnie Wed 25-Jul-12 18:43:39

pmsl @ 'Crystal Tips' ! grin

donnie Wed 25-Jul-12 18:45:04

on a scale of 1 - 10 how much do you think Dave Cameron is squirming in his y fronts right now? thanks goodness he has the olympics to divert people's attention.

limitedperiodonly Wed 25-Jul-12 18:46:18

YY donnie I found Coulson's statement quite sinister in a kind of 'You people know me and I know where you live' way.

I don't like his mean-looking wire-rimmed spectacles either. If I was his barrister I'd get him to change them for something more unworldly in horn rim.

limitedperiodonly Wed 25-Jul-12 18:47:20

Dave Cameron is squirming in his y fronts

Must you? I'm about to put the sausages on.

emmieging Wed 25-Jul-12 18:51:54

And while we're on the subject, does she really think that having a mane of pre- raphaelite dyed red curls can make up for the fact that shes got an extremely plain face with no attractive features whatsoever??

Just wondering

donnie Wed 25-Jul-12 18:53:55

be careful emmie, you may just turn to stone......

MrGin Wed 25-Jul-12 19:00:47

They're both up for seperate purgery charges also as aren't they ?

Camerons judgement of friends and advisors looks pretty poor.

GetOrfMoiiLand Wed 25-Jul-12 19:03:07

limited you have been marvellous on this thread and the Paul Dacre one. grin

I am sure that shiny Dave will just waltz through this and nothing with stick.

3 years more of that ghaslty little man as prime minister.

And George Osbourne. He looks like something from the 1930s.

NicholasTeakozy Wed 25-Jul-12 19:10:28

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Viviennemary Wed 25-Jul-12 19:11:18

She always reminds me of that Greek myth woman with the snakes for hair. Only sayin.

donnie Wed 25-Jul-12 19:14:32

that's what I meant by the turning to stone reference Vivienne, the Medusa resemblance has been noted wink

Viviennemary Wed 25-Jul-12 19:17:21

Right. I'm slow. grin

NicholasTeakozy Wed 25-Jul-12 19:17:57

Coulson arrest thread

other charge thread

Viviennemary Wed 25-Jul-12 19:18:03

It's the heat. Enjoying this thread.

limitedperiodonly Wed 25-Jul-12 19:24:24

Thank you goml

In the very early days of my career on the Snoresville-and-Pettyspite Gazette I covered the fantastic magistrates' court trial of some miscreants who fought a neighbours' dispute concerning a large dog with boundary issues and a missing fence post.

It ended with a woman chucking the humungous pile of shit over the fence at the woman next door, their husbands being called, a bit of fisticuffs and the accidental arrest of the poor sod who'd come round to read the gas meters.

There wasn't enough room for them all in the dock and I had to move out of the press bench to where the public sat shock.

I imagine that's what it's going to be like when Crystal Tipps, Coulson, Thurlbeck, Edmondson, Mulcaire, Kuttner, Weatherup and Miskiw turn up at the Old Bailey.

It was a happy day for me because it was the first story I managed to sell to The Sun. I imagine it won't be so good for them.

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