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Will he go? PLACE BETS.
dark days for Coulson
hope the whole rat's nest ends up in prison
he needs to 'save his money for the children' (because he's now unemployed lol?)
the cheeky fucker
let's get all the political editors locked into an enquiry room with their phones off while I sneak out onto the runway into my private jet and relocate to the Carribean with my Tunisian gold
Really, I'm first here?
GONE GONE GONE
He was doing such a good job as well.
before he'd resigned, malcolm tucker style.
But that moment was another level
"The lobby have already been informed."
I like to imagine it was Pickles digging in the knife in this particular instance, just because it amuses me.
eating the onion bhaji.
Cos thats what i think of harrus comment :)
and today's a good day to bury bad news. Mind you, he could have done a better job of protecting Cameron by walking when the net started closing in rather than waiting for it to come as close as it has.
when the NYT started reporting on this, not last week when it was reported. Or did he allegedly offer it then as well? While Cameron looks a little silly for turning down last week's offer and accepting one so soon after, it's not actually a bad exercise in news management - Fridays are always a good day for bad news, even more so with the shadow cabinet reshuffle and Blair giving evidence.
it doesn't raise questions about his judgement, it answers them.
Any director of communications who uses the term '110%' should definitely be up the Job Centre.
Coulson was damaged goods right from the beginning, and only the sheer fucking arrogance of this administration compelled them to try and brazen it out.
And the extent of Brown's awareness of what he was doing is debatable.
In contrast, Andy Coulson was already a controversial figure when Cameron took him on.
I am very sorry that Andy Coulson has decided to resign as my Director of Communications, although I understand that the continuing pressures on him **and his family** mean that he feels compelled to do so.
Can we fix the quote marks problem? And stop cutting bits off posts?
Um, no, but alright then, for argument's sake, let's just say i'll give up chocolate for the week and call it quits
about the big mean Gwuardian
How many times does @guardian want people to quit over same thing?
(of all DiS's flaws, this new quote-marks-not-appearing one is the first one to really annoy me)
but it looks like I've been missing some gold. Like his continued attempt to be all I-love-cricket I'm-a-man-of-the-people jokey shtick. To Shane Warne:
You teach me how to bowl a doosra and I'll teach you how to interview people. Deal?
I know fuck all about cricket and I know Warne doesn't bowl doosras. What a knob.
So far the authorities investigating the case just accepted Coulson's word that he had nothing to do with it, even though it seemed very strange and unlikely for that to be the case. As the related court cases drag on it becomes more and more clear that Coulson may have not been entirely accurate in his assertions. The issue is not only whether he did it, but that he may have perjured himself over it.
in not only employing Coulson, but standing resolutely by him for so long.
Coulson to stay and only reluctantly accepted his resignation.
I thought I hadn't. Hmm.
Do you reckon Cameron ACTUALLY BELIEVES Coulson when he says he had nothing to do with it?
both so that he (Cameron) doesn't look like a chimp for backing him in the 1st place and also to stave off the Murdoch Cabal from unsealing that special envelope marked 'CallMeDave's voicemail'
It's exactly the same set of reasons you kept on bleating on (and still are it seems) about Brown and McBride. Essentially, you're trolling yourself here.
If he hadn't gone into a role in politics, but gone into industry instead, no-one would have batted an eyelid.
This isn't about how he's performed in his job at number ten, it's about his trustwortiness and competence... either one or the other aren't up to the level that it needs to be at that level of the government.
is a nonsense. If he steps down from a job, that's down to his and his employer's judgement, it's not a punishment. You're not allowed to choose your own punishments, that needs to be decided through a court of law. If he's guilty of course.
The rehabilitated thing doesn't make sense because he reckons he's innocent and hasn't been found guilty of anything. Yet.
then he was doing something illegal, has committed perjury and has lied to his employer.
I would expect anyone else to be sacked in those circumstances.
If the Prime Minister's head of communication is being dragged into an criminal investigation that may well end with him being convicted for lying, then it doesn't take a genius to work out that he's somewhat compromised - even for a Government as shoddy as this one.
To say that poor wickle Coulson shouldn't be got rid of is just really dumb and shows no understanding of how politics works. Cameron is a PR man and has shown poor judgement of this right from the start. The issue is not even whether Coulson is guilty or not, it's how the whole damn thing looks.
the dude resigned
he hasn't been punished at all for anything he did or didn't do
he chose to walk
he's the Kevin Keegan of media
he's plainly not competent to be in a "Head of..." role.
maybe he figured he might need him to win another election a few months down the track
thing is without this (which is clearly Coulson's influence)
he wouldn't have won, so you do have a point about the wisdom of hiring him but he really should either have let him go sooner or, if he believes what Coulson says, stick with him
Cameron and the Conservatives did not 'win' the election.
and I was careful to avoid saying it until I slipped at the end, after the link there
but your point is an important one
If you take a long look at the last 9 months it seems as if a bunch of crooks have stolen your country with deception and false promises and set about asset stripping
how does that make you feel?
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