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….


120 Comments

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

    Gissa job, I can do that.

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  2. 2
    Gone Fuckin mnetal says:

    aint the times going to fold ?

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  3. 3
    Tim Lovejoy says:

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

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    • 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.

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    • 61
      Charles the educated monkey says:

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

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  4. 4
    Andy Gray says:

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

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  5. 5
    anonymous says:

    are they using the AV system?

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  6. 6
    Martin Day BBC economics correspondent says:

    A warning about the next economic crisis

    http://www.youtube.com
    A warning about the next economic crisis

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    • 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?

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  7. 7

    Who’ll give me a price on our host?

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  8. 8
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Does anyone read the times ?

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  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

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  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!”

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    • 63
      Voltaire says:

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

      That is the strength of the bugger…

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      • 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?

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    • 112
      My Other Cars Not A Prius Either says:

      chris is you irish? i is!

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    • 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”.

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  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 ?

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    • 15
      Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin says:

      Perhaps it’s poop scoops ??

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    • 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?

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  12. 12
    Derek Draper says:

    I need a job , I think i will apply .

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  13. 13
    Martin O Niel says:

    I would be perect for that job .

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  14. 16
    Dead Tree surgeon says:

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

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  15. 17
    Tokenism says:

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

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  16. 18
    I only read the Beano says:

    Who? Who are these people?

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  17. 19
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    Give me the job.

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  18. 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 .

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  19. 23
    Spicey Girl says:

    I like that beautiful posing man Waugh

    But is he for real ?

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  20. 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.

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    • 29
      Fu**ed off says:

      Stop writing for The Guardian you self promoting vacuous Huntwaft.

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    • 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…

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  21. 26
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Isnt the one on the end Harry Potter?

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  22. 27
    Cow helen says:

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

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  23. 28
    I wuv Gordon says:

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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  24. 31
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

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

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  25. 34
    Destroy the BBC with suicide truck bombers?, 'it sounds a good idea folks', Adrian cunt Chiles says:

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    • 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

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    • 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…

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  26. 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,

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  27. 39
    BBC Exec,boy procurement dept. says:

    charlie is me darling me darling me darling.

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  28. 40
    SplootBack Brown says:

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  29. 44
    MI5 says:

    Guido

    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…

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  30. 50
    Destroy the BBC with suicide truck bombers?, 'it sounds a good idea folks', Adrian cunt Chiles says:

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    • 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!

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    • 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.

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  31. 52
    I weally weally wuv Gordie says:

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  32. 54
    Gordon Brown says:

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

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  33. 55
    Gordon Brown says:

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

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  34. 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.

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  35. 58
    Perve Alert says:

    http://music.aol.co.uk/2010/08/12/gary-glitter-living-kent-village/

    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.

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  36. 60
    Business Suicide says:

    wow,never seen such a fall so fast.

    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/timesonline.co.uk#

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  37. 67
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Why dont all the labour women wear burhkas ?

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  38. 70
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    I wouldnt want to ride any of them !

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  39. 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

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    • 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
      Author
      Hunt

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      • 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

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    • 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…

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  40. 75
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

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

    ( And Guido)

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  41. 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

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  42. 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

    guidofawkes
    Guido Fawkes

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  43. 110
    Anonymous says:

    Does Rupert decide who gets the job?

    Or is not that important?

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  44. 116
    low resolution fox says:

    Does compliment her on here give you future inside scoops?

    Nicely played that man.

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  45. 120

    Good for her that is one in the bag for women

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