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News Of The World To Fold


Crosstrainer2
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This Sundays News of the World will be it's last (radio 5 1 minute ago)

Rest in dishonourable pieces

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buteman

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(Are we not even allowed to say that Mr Cameron has made errors of judgement lately without it being classed as 'a tedious attack'?')

Off course everyone makes mistakes and prime ministers are no different from anyone else.

It is probably the amount of mistakes he makes which makes him different from the rest.

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spider9

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fourm member

I did have sympathy for the PM, because he was the one who was unfortunate enough to be PM when the excrement hit the fan. He then had a bad time before finally being dragged (kicking and screaming, some might say) to set up the judge-led inquiry. If he had responded immediately to Milliband in the House he would have gained some kudos from the affair, but the prevarication he proceeded to impart was awful to watch.

This, taken with his close friendship with Coulson, was again very unfortunate, but there's only so much poor judgement can be accepted, surely? And coming almost straight after the 'gaffes' with NHS and other 'turns' he had to make in policy, it has hardly been the finest hour for any PM, I'm afraid.

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john 52

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All politicians are subject too circumstance but there is no excuse for turning a blind eye to these allegations if they are proved to be true as there is nobody in the country who was better placed than Davis Cameron to find out if these had any substance .

I just find it unacceptable that a person who character had allegedly been called into question by so many people was given a job in the heart of the government hence the lack of judgement by David Cameron

Just to refresh your memory Fourm member read the links below

Andy" target="_blank">http://whoknowswho.channel4.com/stories/Andy_Coulson%27s_red-top_ride_into_Downing_Street">Andy Coulson's red-top ride into Downing Street

The" target="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/news/new-phone-hacking-allegations-against-andy-coulson">The source claims Andy Coulson not only knew about the phone tapping but asked for the recordings to be played to him.

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john 52

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Try these links the new system threw me !

link" target="_blank">http://whoknowswho.channel4.com/stories/Andy_Coulson%27s_red-top_ride_into_Downing_Street">link text

http://www.channel4.com/news/new-phone-hacking-allegations-against-andy-coulson

And by the way the labour party were just as guilty as the the Tories in this farce as they should have ensured a full and proper investigation had taken place

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spider9

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fourm member You say "The socialist in me is appalled that people are allowed to have power just because they are rich."

Er, would the high proportion of Tory cabinet whose parents could afford to send them to Prep schools followed by Eton and Oxbridge, be in your list of 'appalling'? They are all millionaires (or more!) and mostly (if not all) from inherited money.

Or are these powerful people different to the ones you are appalled by?

And please don't say they are elected - as it's only their wealth that has opened all the right doors for them to get where they are!

Like it or not, wealth brings power. Come the revolution, brothers!! :))

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Joseph Kerr

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Ah, so there's not much socialist in you then? ;)

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spider9

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fourm member

"If someone's parents have managed to pay for them to have a higher level of education that's fine by me." - and to heck with those who will never be able afford it, presumably. Central Office mantra again?

Might as well continue with the 'them and us' society that does so much good for us (at least for those born with wealth!!).

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oresome

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A few things to bear in mind.

The NoTW was the most read paper in the english language which rather makes some of the comments hypocritical. We don't mind reading the sordid details, but never before questioned how they were obtained.

The private investigator at the heart of the phone hacking enquiry was receiving payments from dozens of media organisations, not just News International.

How do we expect journalists to dig out the truth without using devious methods? It would no doubt suit the establishment to have a constrained press but would the public be better for it?

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john 52

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oresome

How do we expect journalists to dig out the truth without using devious methods? It would no doubt suit the establishment to have a constrained press but would the public be better for it?

But that is exactly the problem to allegedly target murder victims families ,families of servicemen who have been killed in action goes beyond decent standards of behaviour that is acceptable to most people .

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morddwyd

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"goes beyond decent standards of behaviour that is acceptable to most people ."

But it doesn't.

That's the point.

People love this stuff, and they don't care where it comes from.

That's why the NoW was the largest selling paper.

There was a similar public wringing of hands when Diana died, but it all blew over, just as this will.

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