David Davis is the Comeback Kid


David Davis together with wily old Jack Straw has led a backbench campaign to block votes-for-prisoners. After Basher’s impulsive walk-out over civil liberties he was written-off, his political romance with Shami Chakrabarti looked a little silly and was the subject of much derision. With this successful campaign – MPs voted 234 to the ayes, 22 against – he has won over people and many Conservatives will be re-appraising him. And Shami, well that political infatuation will have come to an end. Liberty campaigned for votes-for-prisoners…

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Can still vote though at this rate…

Balls In Numbers

That will be the “light touch” regulation….

Totty Watch: The New Intake

It’s that time of year again when Sky News draw up their top ten lists of the most fanciable MPs. There have been some rather strange winners in the past, but with the amount of new talent floating about the Labour and Tory benches, the winner must be from the rather well turned out new intake.

By conducting sophisticated media monitoring and having polled the newsroom, Guido’s shortlist would have to include opposing blonde bombshells Stella Creasy and Nicola Blackwood, Liz Truss, metal loving Louise Bagshaw and TV’s Esther McVey. There is stiff competition from the brunettes Priti Patel, Luciana “Heir to Blair” Berger, Caroline “Shagger” Nokes as well as Scottish roses Alison McGovern and Pam “Baby of the House” Nash. And of course there is always Gloria.

Proving you really can get by with just a pretty face is Chuka Umanna. Ever seen Zac and Tristrum Hunt in the same room? Matt Hancock sets bag-carrier hearts a fluttering, apparently. For those ladies looking to add a little mystery to your romance try Rory “Double O” Stewart, Chris Kelly is a man in touch with his emotional side and if lanky is your thing, there’s always Jacob Rees Mogg.

Add your suggestions below for Guido’s poll tomorrow…

Brillo vs Racist Axe Killer

Darling of the nut-roots John Hirst, the axe butchering killer come prisoners’ votes advocate just got destroyed on the Daily Politics. It’s funny how his biggest fans online and over at places like the New Statesman have gone so quiet since he called Tory MP Priti Patel “a paki”:

Guido isn’t sure how Hirst didn’t think that might come up. Doing his sick cause wonders though.

Devine Retribution

Jim Devine has just been found guilty of two counts of false accounting. A real wrong ‘un finally getting justice.

It was Paul Hutcheon at the Herald that got the scoop, The Sunlight Centre who put the boot in:

 

and Krishnan Guru-Murthy who put the final nail in the coffin:

Guido will be down there in four weeks for the sentencing. See you there.

High Noon on Daily Politics : Brillo v Axe-Killer II

The New Bunker

Bruiser Vernon Coaker is one of Balls’s closest allies. With all the fixing skills of, and a quite remarkable similarity to a provincial night club owner, he’s got his boy’s back. So Guido had to laugh when stiched on to Allegra Stratton’s “RIP BS” piece was this snippet:

“Much has been made of how the Labour party’s two Eds are now sharing offices. But Ed Balls has kept a little chillout room next to the office of his friend and ally Vernon Coaker. It is, say friends, where he retreats when sharing with his clean-cut boss all gets too much for him.”

Skulking around with a select band of tight loyalists, plotting and brooding about not being leader. You’d could never guess who he learnt the trade from.

Guido will have something for them to chew over later today…

RBS Banker Gave Balls More Cash Than Trade Unions

Labour are making much of the Tories City backing, yesterday during their exchanges George Osborne kicked back mentioning Ed Balls receiving financial backing for his leadership campaign from a “Lehmans banker”.

This struck Guido as more than interesting, particularly as […]

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