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Post  Guest on Sun 10 Feb - 9:58

There is an interesting dichotomy arising from Gerald's latest efforts:

It has been mooted (on many occasions) that there might be Super-Injunctions extant in relation to Healy & McCann & sundry others. Not a suggestion I personally agree with, but certainly not one to rule out entirely.

BUT, if there were such constraints, how is it possible for Gerald to occasion the Press to publish his pronouncements on Leveson & The Law without further getting up the noses of the very Press that some think may have been gagged?


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Post  Panda on Sun 10 Feb - 10:10

It.s quite amazing that Gerry still commands Press interest , but as I said, this is a future Politician talking so more doors are opened to him. The Madeleine saga , sadly has been put on the back burner . Who knows, maybe the Labour Party see him as a vote winner , even possibly Chancellor of the Exchequer since he has shown such business acumen in handling other people's money

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Post  cass on Sun 10 Feb - 10:34

Panda wrote:It.s quite amazing that Gerry still commands Press interest , but as I said, this is a future Politician talking so more doors are opened to him. The Madeleine saga , sadly has been put on the back burner . Who knows, maybe the Labour Party see him as a vote winner , even possibly Chancellor of the Exchequer since he has shown such business acumen in handling other people's money
yep they like spending other peoples money dont they ?errrrm the mps wife though has to have a bit more class than calling everyone f ing to+++ers --- wonder what will happen to the big boooowik launch now -- will they get a big 5 days press -- i think not

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Post  Panda on Sun 10 Feb - 10:45

cass wrote:
Panda wrote:It.s quite amazing that Gerry still commands Press interest , but as I said, this is a future Politician talking so more doors are opened to him. The Madeleine saga , sadly has been put on the back burner . Who knows, maybe the Labour Party see him as a vote winner , even possibly Chancellor of the Exchequer since he has shown such business acumen in handling other people's money
yep they like spending other peoples money dont they ?errrrm the mps wife though has to have a bit more class than calling everyone f ing to+++ers --- wonder what will happen to the big boooowik launch now -- will they get a big 5 days press -- i think not
Morning cass, yes, Kate would have to curb her language and her temper.!!

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Post  Guest on Sun 10 Feb - 11:31

Perhaps she could be tempted to enlist for "I'm A Celebrity (or so I keep telling myself) Get Me Out Of Here"

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Post  devonmum on Sun 10 Feb - 11:39

Note to Gerry,

Do not go head to head with Cameron and the newspapers, they know too much

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Post  comperedna on Sun 10 Feb - 11:43

I opened my Observer and there it was... an article about Mr Gerry's views on Leveson and how the law should be changed as he says 75% of the population want... Why pick him and his views on it... out of all the other celebs and faux celebs involved? An excuse to print a picture of the McCanns, which is always good for sales? Many of us here chewed over whether Gerald will put himself up as a Labour candidate in the next general election. I think he will. Accordingly, for him, all publicity is good publicity. Madeleine? Who is she? Whether any selection committee will be daft enough to pick him, I don't know. Surely enough of such people have decent doubts?

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Post  Guest on Sun 10 Feb - 11:48

Shadow Scottish Secretary?

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Post  matthew on Sun 10 Feb - 11:52

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Post  dazedandconfused on Sun 10 Feb - 12:02

The End Is Nigh wrote:Perhaps she could be tempted to enlist for "I'm A Celebrity (or so I keep telling myself) Get Me Out Of Here"

I'm A Celebrity, Keep Me In Here Forever would suit her.

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Post  Panda on Sun 10 Feb - 12:05

The End Is Nigh wrote:Perhaps she could be tempted to enlist for "I'm A Celebrity (or so I keep telling myself) Get Me Out Of Here"
Morning TEIN there is no way our Kate would demean herself to sit in a trench full of maggots. Have you noticed that since the PDL days when she favoured the blackboard duster trousers, her dress sense has improved considerably !!! It's very unlikely that after all these years of not having a proper job she will go back to work part time as a GP. However, since she worked closely with the 2 Detectives from Alpha, I see her as a Private Detective experienced in searching for missing children and setting up her own Agency.

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Post  matthew on Sun 10 Feb - 12:11

Kate has probably never worked so hard in the last six years...staying free has not been easy

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Post  Guest on Sun 10 Feb - 12:19

But it's a pernicious kind of freedom though, bearing all that guilt.

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Post  malena stool on Sun 10 Feb - 12:31

Panda wrote:
The End Is Nigh wrote:Perhaps she could be tempted to enlist for "I'm A Celebrity (or so I keep telling myself) Get Me Out Of Here"
Morning TEIN there is no way our Kate would demean herself to sit in a trench full of maggots. Have you noticed that since the PDL days when she favoured the blackboard duster trousers, her dress sense has improved considerably !!! It's very unlikely that after all these years of not having a proper job she will go back to work part time as a GP. However, since she worked closely with the 2 Detectives from Alpha, I see her as a Private Detective experienced in searching for missing children and setting up her own Agency.

Would the maggots want to sit in a trench with her?

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Post  Guest on Sun 10 Feb - 12:54

They are good at telling other people what to do, although they can't manage it themselves. You'd think that Clarence Mitchell, ex-head of the MMU, would be an expert at controlling what gets printed in the press. Now Mister Gerry is complaining that they can't control the press? What the feck are they paying Clarence good money for, then?

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Post  frencheuropean on Sun 10 Feb - 13:01

Have you seen the comments on the Guardian? Some, probably anti, vere suppressed but there are still a lot of comments that freely explain the games played by the McCann with the medias:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/feb/09/gerry-mccann-leveson-inquiry-press-control-laws?fb=native&commentpage=2#start-of-comments

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Post  almostgothic on Sun 10 Feb - 13:11

Panda wrote:
The End Is Nigh wrote:Perhaps she could be tempted to enlist for "I'm A Celebrity (or so I keep telling myself) Get Me Out Of Here"
Morning TEIN there is no way our Kate would demean herself to sit in a trench full of maggots. Have you noticed that since the PDL days when she favoured the blackboard duster trousers, her dress sense has improved considerably !!! It's very unlikely that after all these years of not having a proper job she will go back to work part time as a GP. However, since she worked closely with the 2 Detectives from Alpha, I see her as a Private Detective experienced in searching for missing children and setting up her own Agency.
A slight variation on an old song:

"And the maggots got up and slowly wriggled away."

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Post  Guest on Sun 10 Feb - 13:19

Thankyou for that, FrenchEuropean: Disregarding the obvious Censorship and the usual rabid nutters, the Grauniad Comments show a tremendous amount of antipathy to Healy & McCann.

Those two still seem to be trying to get others to recognise them as royalty, whereas they are nothing of the sort.

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Post  Panda on Sun 10 Feb - 13:28

I just had a look in the Guardian and it's the first time i have seen the photo of Gerry......very apt!!!
This is one of the comments:-

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In his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry, Gerry McCann stated that, in early 2011, just before the revelations that led to the closure of the News of the World, the McCanns were in negotiations with Rebekah Wade and Will Lewis at News International to sell serialisation rights to Mrs McCann's book to the Sun and the Times.
Not only would NI pay them £550k but Wade would use her personal contacts with Cameron to pressure Teresa May to 'review' the case.
Hacked Off and the McCanns make for strange bedfellows.

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Post  frencheuropean on Sun 10 Feb - 13:31

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10 February 2013 1:21pm

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More controls? No way. Too much is already covered up and hidden from view

75% agree? Survey figures can be manipulated until you get the one you want.
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10 February 2013 1:19pm

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SIDESHOW – scandalising celebs is the mere moneymaking machine for this sort of “press”. It sells papers and commercial TV ad-space. The mere clout of the wealth acquired from that business practice corrupts the entire media climate, including public service. But it's only a sideshow, a way to finance the whole thing – the main purpose for controlling the information industry is and has always been to spread the views of its masters – to shape the general opinion. Letting their attack dogs lose on political dissenters only if necessary to undo them.
That of course doesn't implicate that regulating rough journalism terrorising non-political celebs is a bad idea per se. By draining the money pipeline it surely starve the snake.
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GoogleDrGaspar

10 February 2013 1:18pm

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More controls? More? How many controls do some people want? Only in an open court the other day the McCanns barrister admitted there was no evidence of abduction! But did you read a word of it in the British press? You cannot even mention the fact that the Portuguese Police files are freely and legally available to read!
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10 February 2013 1:16pm

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Just wondering whether the McCanns or foxes will be the next big distraction, after gay marriage and horsemeat
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Justanortherngirl

10 February 2013 1:04pm

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Ah the futility of " keeping a lid on it " as demonstrated by a majority of the comments here.....the McCann couple were very ill advised to become spokespersons for this questionable cause....

Ah the futility of " keeping a lid on it " the McCann couple are ill advised in becoming spokespersons for this questionable cause....surely they would be better conserving their considerable energy and resources in their search for Madeleine.
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10 February 2013 1:21pm

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@Justanortherngirl - Perhaps the McCanns were advised to become spokespeople by an enterprising journalist fed up with media manipulation and constraints who knew how this campaign could blow up with the biggest pile of egg upon the face.
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10 February 2013 12:34pm

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In late 2011, the McCanns made some amendments to the objectives of the Find Madeleine Fund which enable them to, among other things:

"alone or with other organisations seek to influence public opinion and make representations to and seek to influence governmental and other bodies and institutions".

Gerry McCann wouldn't be paying himself, with money donated by a well-wishing public in the belief that their money will help the McCanns to 'find Madeleine', to further this particular agenda, would he? Money which also affords him the services of a PR spokesman who left his job as head of the Labour govt's Media Monitoring Unit, where it was his job to "control what comes out in the press", in order to represent the McCanns.

As someone said earlier, Gerry McCann (whose phone apparently was never hacked) and Hacked off do indeed make for very strange bedfellows.


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Post  kitti on Sun 10 Feb - 13:37

The End Is Nigh wrote:There is an interesting dichotomy arising from Gerald's latest efforts:

It has been mooted (on many occasions) that there might be Super-Injunctions extant in relation to Healy & McCann & sundry others. Not a suggestion I personally agree with, but certainly not one to rule out entirely.

BUT, if there were such constraints, how is it possible for Gerald to occasion the Press to publish his pronouncements on Leveson & The Law without further getting up the noses of the very Press that some think may have been gagged?




The reason they can say what they want is BECAUSE they have an Injunction......the press can do sod all about it...for now.

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Post  Guest on Sun 10 Feb - 13:50

That's the first time I've seen that stated as fact, rather than supposition.

What are the grounds for being able to state it as fact, please?

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Post  Panda on Sun 10 Feb - 13:55

Iris wrote:They are good at telling other people what to do, although they can't manage it themselves. You'd think that Clarence Mitchell, ex-head of the MMU, would be an expert at controlling what gets printed in the press. Now Mister Gerry is complaining that they can't control the press? What the feck are they paying Clarence good money for, then?
Hi Iris, i don't think Clarence is working for them now, otherwise he would have advised Gerry not to get involved with
Hacked off........His phone never got hacked!!!! We have noticed that there has been very little News about the McCanns lately, they made no comment about SY going to NZ, few Papers reported it and the photo of Gerry in the Guardian has to be extracting the urine.

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Post  cherry1 on Sun 10 Feb - 13:59

screeching 'mental rape' over diary publication is an insult to
all rape victims.

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Post  marxman on Sun 10 Feb - 14:05

After watching a documentary last night about the
trial and conviction of Phil Spector. I was interested
by a comment from an FBI agent who described the
difficulties involved in prosecuting 'celebrities' for an
array of serious and sinister crimes.
He stated that everytime justice was sought, these
celebs always found a back door.
It was not only to do with the huge wealth and legal
and political clout these people could muster, but the
perception of purety and trust that stardom bestows.
Therefore, I was thinking, could this be a tactic that
Gerry is aiming for? To hide in plain sight? and gain
a perception of respectability that may offer protection,
or a back door?
If Gerry does follow a political path, which I think he
will, is he misguided in thinking that he will escape the
prospect of prosecution?

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