Statement to the press outside court, following losing a libel action brought by Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", on 24 May 1989, quoted in UPI article http://www.upi.com/Archives/1989/06/05/If-this-is-justice-I-am-a-banana/2768613022400/ and Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=rjLTsncFKCgC&pg=PA154
Frases de Ian Hislop
Data de nascimento: 13. Julho 1960
Ian David Hislop is a British journalist, satirist, writer, broadcaster, and editor of the magazine Private Eye. He has appeared on many radio and television programmes, and has been a team captain on the BBC quiz show Have I Got News for You since the programme's inception in 1990.
Citações Ian Hislop
„For fifty years Private Eye has pretty much in most issues exposed a miscarriage of justice, and a lot of them have been murders. Over the years, large numbers of these cases have been found to be entirely wrong, and the men convicted -- almost always men, there was a couple of women -- have been found innocent, so we would have killed those people, and in some of those very high profile cases which involved terrorism cases, we would have made very dangerous new martyrs by executing people who turned out not to have committed the murders involved. So on a purely practical basis, whatever you think it says about the civilised nature of your society or not, I think it would be incredibly dangerous to have capital punishment back.“
On capital punishment in the United Kingdom. Question Time, BBC, 22 September 2011.
The Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/9692766/Inside-the-Private-world-of-Ian-Hislop.html, 29 November 2012.
„So no, I'm not in that camp, but I do think that statutory regulation is not required, and most of the heinous crimes that came up and have made such a splash in front of this Inquiry have already been illegal. Contempt of court is illegal. Phone tapping is illegal. Taking money from - policemen taking money is illegal. All of these things don't need a code. We already have laws for them. The fact that these laws were not rigorously enforced is, again, due to the behaviour of the police, the interaction of the police and News International, and - I mean, let's be honest about this - the fact that our politicians have been very, very involved, in ways that I think are not sensible, with senior News International people, and I hope you'll be calling the Prime Minister and Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to explain how that comes down from the top.“
At the Leveson Inquiry, 17 January 2012.
Room 101, BBC, 9 February 2007
„Boris Johnson, people always ask me the same question, they say, 'Is Boris a very very clever man pretending to be an idiot?“
And I always say, 'No.'
Parkinson, ITV, 19 November 2006.