August 12th, 2010

Sunday Times Runners and Riders

There is no denying that the Sunday Times Political Editor’s job is much coveted. Since the news that Jonathon Oliver was heading to spin-land, there have been all sorts of rumours flying around of hats in rings and silent campaigns. Names that have come across Guido’s desk include The Guardian’s Nick Watt (denied from the beach) The Times’s Sam Coates, the Standard’s senior and junior, Joe Murphy and Paul Waugh (denied flatly, though Waugh said it was “nice to be thought worthy of such a plum job”) Guido wasn’t expecting any other response…

Word is that current Deputy Political Editor Isabel Oakeshott is digging in and has her heart set on the job. She’s had a successful run of scoops and ghosted former Labour Party General Secretary Peter Watt’s grenade of a book before the election. An insider says she is greatly respected Wapping way….


  1. 1
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin says:

    Gissa job, I can do that.

  2. 2
    Gone Fuckin mnetal says:

    aint the times going to fold ?

  3. 3
    Tim Lovejoy says:

    Hi , My names Tim Lovejoy and i am a BBC legend who is not in the running.

  4. 4
    Andy Gray says:

    Waugh gets my vote. Though I don’t actually have one …

  5. 5
    anonymous says:

    are they using the AV system?

  6. 6
    Martin Day BBC economics correspondent says:

    A warning about the next economic crisis
    A warning about the next economic crisis

  7. 7

    Who’ll give me a price on our host?

  8. 8
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Does anyone read the times ?

  9. 9
    Sir Digby Anonymous says:

    “Alongside the crisps and cheap wine she enthused that, after a texting poll of 10,000 supporters, she was on 42% and Ken was on 35%……” (TotalPolitics)

    there’s no wonder Oona’s failing , cheap wine , outrageous

  10. 10
    Chris Huhne says:

    An man is on an aeroplane and sat next to an Irishman when there is a announcement on the speaker from the Captain:
    “Hello, i’m afraid one of our four engines has failed and we will have to fly for an extra hour”,
    10 minutes later there is another announcement:
    “Hello, i’m afraid our second engine has failed and we will have to fly for an extra two hours”,
    20 minutes later, another announcement,
    “Hello, i’m afraid our third engine has failed and we only have one engine remaining will have to fly for an extra five hours”,
    The Irishman turns to the man next to him and says,
    “Well lets hope the last engine doesn’t fail, we’ll be up here all bloody night!”

  11. 11
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    “She’s had a successful run of scoops ”

    How would those of us who dont subsricbe know this to be true ?

  12. 12
    Derek Draper says:

    I need a job , I think i will apply .

  13. 13
    Martin O Niel says:

    I would be perect for that job .

  14. 14
    mugwump says:

    Good question. Answers on the back of a postage stamp please.

  15. 15
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin says:

    Perhaps it’s poop scoops ??

  16. 16
    Dead Tree surgeon says:

    I remember the Sunday Times. It used to be a newspaper.

  17. 17
    Tokenism says:

    I thought the Times readership was down? Maybe it was just a rumour.

  18. 18
    I only read the Beano says:

    Who? Who are these people?

  19. 19
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    Give me the job.

  20. 20
    Hey nonny nonny mouse says:

    You really are a retard of epic proportions Martin.

    When is your mum taking you shopping for your new school uniform?

  21. 21
    BBC says:

    Since the readership of the Times is down we feel is it our duty to use our funds to mass subscribe so it can suvive .

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    Your typing and spelling skills suggest that you may be better employed at the Grauniad.

  23. 23
    Spicey Girl says:

    I like that beautiful posing man Waugh

    But is he for real ?

  24. 24
    I do accept I am a vacuous, shreiking, self regarding gobshyte cunt, Sally Bercow says:

    I fucking urges you to take Cristals Meff, right fucking now.
    These pricks make a lot more sense when you’ve used Cristals Meff anyways, specially the filth Tory boy Waugh.

  25. 25
    Ex TimesOnline user says:

    I don’t any more.

  26. 26
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Isnt the one on the end Harry Potter?

  27. 27
    Cow helen says:

    “greatly respected Wapping way”.so she’s a fucking devious shit who spins the news

  28. 28
    I wuv Gordon says:

  29. 29
    Fu**ed off says:

    Stop writing for The Guardian you self promoting vacuous Huntwaft.

  30. 30
    Fu**ed off says:

    Hear hear!

  31. 31
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Isnt the one on the end H***y Potter ?

  32. 32
    Dog says:

    uaf uaf

  33. 33
    David Minibanana says:

    You’re just a boring bellend whose posts rival those of Fartin Martin Day for their inanity, predictability and rodomontade.

    Be gone !! Vanish in a poof of smoke.

  34. 34
    Destroy the BBC with suicide truck bombers?, 'it sounds a good idea folks', Adrian cunt Chiles says:

  35. 35
    Backwoodsman says:

    Pay attention, Mental. He said Sunday Times – the bit with the rugby reports and property porn etc. Arguably the only effort from the msm still worth buying.

  36. 36
    Gordon Brown says:

    I’m very good at writing and I’m Prime Minister. When the time comes to accept the thanks of a grateful country, I think I’ll apply, it’ll be a nice soft job when the honours are showered on me after my retirement,

  37. 37
    Destroy the BBC with suicide truck bombers?, 'it sounds a good idea folks', Adrian cunt Chiles says:

    Why didn’t this work you bastard Pikey?
    I simply pasted the embed code from JooTube

  38. 38
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin says:

    Fartin Martin has predicted 37 of the last two economic ‘crises’.

  39. 39
    BBC Exec,boy procurement dept. says:

    charlie is me darling me darling me darling.

  40. 40
    SplootBack Brown says:

  41. 41
    Mark Oaten says:

    I like nice soft jobs.

  42. 42
    snorter says:

    paste the address url.

  43. 43
    Interweb says:

    You don’t need to paste the embed code, just the web address, then press preview to check it’ll work.

  44. 44
    MI5 says:


    As we know, Rupert’s idea of applying a paywall is only an excuse for merging the two loss-making papers, the Times and the Sunday Times

    Before I came to this blog, you spoke of the dead tree press…

    Both these papers form part of it…

    Jostling for “political” positions in the upper reaches of a doomed business seems to me to be a strange activity…

    Yesterday’s people (who did nothing compared with you to denounce the corrupt, criminal activities of New Labour) of the Times and Sunday Times seem to be as lost in this new, post-Marxist and libertarian world as the Great Leader Ceaucescu was when the People howled at him on that famous afteroon…

    That being said, I do like that pristine Englsh face and track record of Isabel Oakeshott..

    She should start a blog…at least…

  45. 45
    Mrs Dalek says:

    Are they my tits at the side there?

  46. 46
    Bleurgh says:

    You’ve got the Right Stuff. Or is that brown stuff?

  47. 47
    Destroy the BBC with suicide truck bombers?, 'it sounds a good idea folks', Adrian cunt Chiles says:

    A corking bit of advice folks

  48. 48
    Bleurgh says:


  49. 49
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin says:

    I abolished Boom and Bust, let’s be clear about that.

    I also saved the World; without me this planet would have disappeared from the cosmos.

  50. 50
    Destroy the BBC with suicide truck bombers?, 'it sounds a good idea folks', Adrian cunt Chiles says:

  51. 51
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    No, they sold a subscription this morning.

  52. 52
    I weally weally wuv Gordie says:

  53. 53
    concrete pump says:

    A price on his head, or on his blog?

  54. 54
    Gordon Brown says:

    I will make a statement to the house about this on Friday

  55. 55
    Gordon Brown says:

    I will make a statement about this topic on Friday to the house .

  56. 56
    Gonk cheap Kunt says:

    No not fucking dog back,is this because of that twat Tim Lovejoy.

  57. 57
    Chris Huhne says:

    I was set upon by three muggers in an alley last night but I did manage to knock one out.

    I know it wasn’t the best time for a wank but it could have been my last.

  58. 58
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    A pint of Guinness and a copy of the Cork Evening Echo?

  59. 59
    Perve Alert says:

    A spate of alleged Gary Glitter sightings in the Kent village of Seabrook has prompted a local politician to issue a public warning.

    “I heard he had been seen in a bar, but I don’t know any more than that,” said Keren Belcourt, the mayor of nearby market town Hythe.

  60. 60
    Business Suicide says:

    wow,never seen such a fall so fast.

  61. 61
    Charles the educated monkey says:

    was you that bloke wot sells antiques and parafanalia a few years back on the telly?

  62. 62
    Bleurgh says:

    But how will you get out of the straitjacket first?

  63. 63
    Voltaire says:

    But my friend Guido is always up “there” all bloody night…

    That is the strength of the bugger…

  64. 64
    concrete pump says:

    Rodomontade – googled.


  65. 65
    Bleurgh says:

    The religion of piss strikes again! They love the piss! They are the most piss loving people in the world, just like their piss loving pedo Moo-ham-mad. Alan akbar!

  66. 66
    Bleurgh says:

    Didn’t Guido say he’s Bad Al’s best mate?

  67. 67
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Why dont all the labour women wear burhkas ?

  68. 68
    We need an IRA here says:

    curious why a commenter mentioned Lord Mountbatten I went hunting.

    see why the IRA blew the shit out of him now.

  69. 69
    Margaret Beckett says:

    Cuz we is all well fit and sexy.

    Fancy a lapdance? I’ll wear my G-string.

  70. 70
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    I wouldnt want to ride any of them !

  71. 71
    SplootBack Brown says:

    Sarah Macauley
    is not my lover
    She’s just a woman
    who claims that I am the one
    But her kids
    are not my sons

  72. 72
    New FRS Spy in UK (unpaid) says:

    Calm down and don’t be rude about my good friend Waugh…

    I know that he trades on the family name and that his literary skills are zero.

    But he has a sense of humour which is more than the rest of the Dead Tree Press put together…

    He does, however, have two problems..

    It is difficult for any serious journalist to work for the ex-KGBeesties…

    And he has the same eyelash artiste as Andy Burnham…

  73. 73

    Your job is to bring up your wife’s children.

  74. 74
    Knows says:

    he’s a Dubliner

  75. 75
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Going to be scary when the BBC get 3DTV and we see Pickles in HD and 3D !

    ( And Guido)

  76. 76
    Gone Fuckin mental says:


  77. 77
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    I came up with a new bivy device just now, para cord, a karabiner and some well tied knots It takes less space than bungee cord and weighs about as much as a mouse
    Still ,its far more interesting than reading about this f ucking w ank

  78. 78
    Margaret Beckett says:

    Wanna see my hanging baskets in 3D?

  79. 79
    I am Sick says:

    God have mercy on their souls.

  80. 80
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    Not all Dubliners go to Dublin for their beach holidays.

  81. 81
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    It would be like Jaws
    A huge stomach advancing towards you with ominous music

  82. 82
    Tom says:


    “Intergalactic proportions”

    And a good evening to you, Sir

  83. 83
    Tom says:

    Your job is to scoopie Gordo’s jobbies

    After all he did with you…

    That will take YEARS Dolly…Hello Dolly..and to your lovely non-celebrity seeking wifey…

  84. 84
    P. Doff says:

    And… “An insider says she is greatly respected Wapping Way….”

    Is that a coded journalistic description of a sexually deviant act?

  85. 85
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    I think Wacko Jocko bought his brood from the same baby farm that Michael Jackson chose
    Unlike Michael his first one turned out to be a dud and died

    Gordon Jockson
    Elder statesman

  86. 86
    Tim says:

    Before we cut your £ 3.5 billion subsidy and then privatise you, you biased mother f’ckers…

  87. 87
    fawkes on a bike,worra a sight says:

    First BorisBike experience, EC1 to Charing Cross. Quicker than a cab. Was expecting it to be heavier and clunkier from reports. Wasn’t bad. about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Retweeted by 4 people

    Guido Fawkes

  88. 88
    the bike says:

    He was heavier and clunkier than reports.

  89. 89
    The Freedom Party says:

    We should organise a cyber attack on the BBC

    To put them out of their cokehead, rentboy, suicidal, arrogant, narcissistic misery for ever…

  90. 90
    I am Sick says:

    I love this video of the freak, I never listen to the sound anymore, can’t bear the loons rantings. I just watch the body language, facial ticks and the micro mood swings as the madman tries to tell himself what his appropriate facial expression should be. Of course his insanity keeps on tricking him into the wrong ones, forcing him to over correct, back and forth. McRuin is insane, utterly insane.

  91. 91
    Gordon Brown says:

    I will have you know that just because the first one died and that the second one is a spazzer in no way refects upon my lucky touch
    Anyway Camerons mong died
    A Thatcher legacy

  92. 92
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Poor Londoners and tourist , Wont be good for buisness

  93. 93
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    Where can you use this stuff in Clerkenwell without causing a bull, Beast?

  94. 94
    The Freedom Party says:

    God help us

    Please Margaret go away, before you do irreparable harm to our minds…

  95. 95
  96. 96
    concrete pump says:

    It would be a Murphy’s in Cork.

  97. 97
    concrete pump says:

    He’s as much from Dublin as i am from Cobh.

  98. 98
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    yes. But thats got to be a word that would get you punched in 90% of the pubs of britain.

  99. 99
    Gordon Brown says:

    There’s nothing odd about my smile.

  100. 100
    The Freedom Party says:

    Hello Sarah

    Will you pay us back all that money you made out of influence peddling with your PR company Macauley & Co ?

    We will find out by whom and when you were paid huindreds of thousands of £…..

    Then the People will prosecute you…

    You are an illustration of the scum that New Labour has now proven to be…

  101. 101
    The Freedom Party says:

    Give us a wave, Guido !

    The Champion of our Party

  102. 102
    Conrad Stilton says:

    have you seen the walk on her.I could happily spend a night hitting her with a dumb bell.

  103. 103
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    Blimey! I’ve opened up one here. Yes I have been there twice and had to drink Murphys myself. Prefer Guinness though. Can’t see Him doing the Liffey swim nor Dun Laoghaire harbour.

  104. 104
    Rundown fourth estate says:

    In a post democratic society, it’s the job of the press and TV to keep the plebs in the dark.

    A diet of mindless celeb trivial, sport and entertainment news does the trick.

  105. 105
    Sarah Beard says:

    Can’t at the moment. I’m in Canterbury.

    Oooh, slow down, Gil…

  106. 106
    Not a rosy future says:

    That could be Britain in 30 years. Native Britons are already seen as the ‘occupiers’ in their own country in certain parts of Britain.

  107. 107
    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

    why do folk say you are an eduacated monkey charles?

  108. 108
    Catosays says:

    He’ll float!

  109. 109

    To the house, I will comment make, on Friday about this…I think.

  110. 110
    Anonymous says:

    Does Rupert decide who gets the job?

    Or is not that important?

  111. 111
    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

    Dublin is a good bet for a thrashing drink,use your paddy wikipedia on that,Cork is food,lovely food,great sea scapes,cultured to the nuts,historical enough to please a pedant and the polish locals are well fit,hi alecsxxxxxxxxx

  112. 112
    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

    chris is you irish? i is!

  113. 113
    My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

    Wow God I had this bloke called Voltaire at the bottom of my blog the other thursday……..would you adam and eve it?

  114. 114
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    And Mr non-Prius, you can ring the chuch bells there without having to ask anyone. I have done it myself. Would think they would get sick of the noise?

  115. 115
    Conrad Stilton says:

    Rupert is no longer at the helm,its his son.

  116. 116
    low resolution fox says:

    Does compliment her on here give you future inside scoops?

    Nicely played that man.

  117. 117
    Schrödinger's cat says:

    Begorrah! You are one as well? (OK at a distance.) I should have guessed! Enough clues. (Goes for my alter ego as well.)

  118. 118
    Air Cunny Lingus says:

    An Irish pilot was contacted by air traffic control and was asked: Please state your height and position”. he replied: “I’m 6ft 2 and sitting in the front”.

  119. 119
    Jock Strapped says:

  120. 120

    Good for her that is one in the bag for women

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