Andy Coulson quits Downing Street to spend more time with his lawyers

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  1. Miliband has just said that appointing Coulson in the first place raises questions about Cameron's judgement. That's rich coming from the bloke who made the numerically-challenged Alan Johnson Chancellor of the Exchequer, and less than 24 hrs after that gent's resignation.
     
  2. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    A bit rich, but nevertheless right. Cameron must have known this would bite him on the arrse
     
  3. Perfectly true, the appointment of Coulson was a mistake, but Red Ed's hypocrisy is still breathtaking, even by the standards of Labour politicians. After all, the post of a PM's Comms Chief is important, but not in the same league as that of the Chancellor. And Miliband was taking flak over that appointment well before Johnson resigned.
     
  4. What I think this story actually shows is that we have moved from having a government that is so obsessed with spin that it doesn't matter how dodgy a communications director is in the past, they are untouchable. A party that would wait for the busiest possible news day to hide bad news. A party where the leader was so infallible that he could admit being wrong even when it was obvious he had hired the wrong candidate to erm, well, having a government that is so obsessed with spin that it doesn't matter how dodgy a communications director is in the past, they are untouchable. A party that would wait for the busiest possible news day to hide bad news. A party where the leader was so infallible that he could admit being wrong even when it was obvious he had hired the wrong candidate.

    Good good.
     
  5. I'm glad he's gone but sadly he will just be replaced by some other equally as distasteful.
    The Campbell's and Coulson's of this world should not be on the public payroll.
     
  6. But did he care (CMD)? Did he ****. He is a smug arrogant twat (as are most politicians).
     
  7. Well could backfire horribly on him, and I hope it does. Obseve how upset he is at the "news"

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    Guido Fawkes says there are allegations that one Alex Belardinelli had been making inquiries into Alan Johnson’s private life.

    Alex Belardinelli is Special Adviser to Ed Balls

    "Shadow Cabinet sources say they believe the Sunday Times has the story and Ed Miliband himself believes that Ed Balls’ people have had a hand in the story getting out"

    Well well. Fighting like rats in a sack.
     
  8. Excellent! Who in their right mind would appoint the former editor of the "News" of the World anyhow?
     
  9. Touch of deja-vu there Baz - at so many levels!
     
  10. Yep. I do find it amusing those poor deluded sods who voted Tory can't accept that their bright new party leadership is every bit as bad as New Labour.
     
  11. Hush now. The Emperor's clothes are lovely.
     
  12. Thank you. A chuckle to end the working day.
     
  13. Phone tapping and perjury are criminal offences, so young master Coulson could be on his way to prison.

    Who knows? He could end up sharing a cell with Teflon Tony.

    Oh JOY!