September 19th, 2011

Baldwin’s Wife Said to be Backing Dolly

Guido is wondering how long Derek Draper will be able to keep a low profile with his latest venture into the political world. It goes against his style and his “progressive publishers” is a tank on the lawn in the political book market – Iain Dale’s Biteback operation. A page-binding source said of Derek “first he wanted to be Guido, now he wants to be Iain Dale.” 

Guido wonders whether Ruskin will be a bit more successful than Dolly’s previous ventures Flow Video and the me-too Groupon-clone start-up GoodyPass, that he’s running with his wife Kate fronting it. We can’t really see how the new venture is doing given that the company behind it – Fulfill Media Ltd, the renamed Flow Video Ltd, claims in a Companies House filing that, despite being in business over a year, it is non-trading and has as yet produced no accounts. Hmm…

As ever rumours abound as to Derek Draper’s financial situation, Kate’s pay cut won’t have helped and an internet start-up like GoodyPass is certain to not be turning a profit. Will his new publishing business do any better? As Guido reported on Friday the company has launched Tangled Up In Blue – a critique of Blue Labour – which is unlikely to have an appeal beyond left-wing wonks. The website states “no unsolicited manuscripts” which seems a little odd for a publishing house which presumably would thrive on publishing manuscripts. It would however be a lot of hassle one supposes and also involve hard work. Nevertheless rumours are swirling of an investment and help from Tom Baldwin’s millionaire heiress wife, Rebecca Nicolson. (Guido is awaiting confirmation as to whether Nicholson, who has her own publishing house Short Books, has put up the money for Draper. Suffice to say that as we go to pixel she hasn’t denied it)

If Derek’s previous relationship with Labour Party spin-doctors is anything to go by, this will surely be a recipe for disaster…


78 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    bound to be failure then

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    • 6
      MAD says:

      Well done Billy, first again.

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      • 40
        Fiscal Gerrymandering says:

        Why is Labour infested with Sociopaths
        see http://www.cix.co.uk/~klockstone/teleg.htm

        Draper, Baldwin, Belardinelli, Whelan, McBride, Dugher, Woodcock, Balls, Cooper, Hain, Mandelson, Brown and Blair.

        All intensely relaxed about getting rich at someone elses expense

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        • 51
          Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

          It would be very helpful if Guido could send me a text when a new post is about to drop so that I can be ready on the keyboard waiting to go.

          Sitting on the pot in the bathroom with wireless access and laptop on knee can be a little tricky.

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    • 15
      Give it a rest says:

      FUCK OFF!

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      OMG, PLEASE, NOT DOLLY!!!! says:

      Interesting that Draper has chosen to call his new outfit “Ruskin”.

      Henry Holiday reported a conversation between Ruskin and Gladstone in which the former said “I’m afraid I don’t think that prisons ought to be reformed, I don’t think slavery ought to have been abolished, and I don’t think war ought to be denounced”.

      In addition to this, when talking of his community, “We will have no liberty upon it; but instant obedience to known law, and appointed persons… every household will have its library… consisting of a fixed number of volumes – some constant, the others chosen by each family out of a list of permitted books… no newspapers nor any books but those named in the annually renewed lists, are to be allowed in any household. In time I hope to get a journal published, containing notice of any really important matters taking place in this or other countries, in closely sifted truth of them.” (Ruskin Letter V, 1871).

      That should suit Dolly Draper down to the ground.

      Not only this, but Ruskin had more sexual hangups and weirdnesses than a very hung up and weird person!

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      OMG, PLEASE, NOT DOLLY!!! says:

      Interesting that Draper has chosen to call his new outfit “Ruskin”.

      Henry Holiday reported a conversation between Ruskin and Gladstone in which the former said “I’m afraid I don’t think that prisons ought to be reformed, I don’t think slavery ought to have been abolished, and I don’t think war ought to be denounced”.

      In addition to this, when talking of his community, “We will have no liberty upon it; but instant obedience to known law, and appointed persons… every household will have its library… consisting of a fixed number of volumes – some constant, the others chosen by each family out of a list of permitted books… no newspapers nor any books but those named in the annually renewed lists, are to be allowed in any household. In time I hope to get a journal published, containing notice of any really important matters taking place in this or other countries, in closely sifted truth of them.” (Ruskin Letter V, 1871).

      That should suit Dolly Draper down to the ground.

      Not only this, but Ruskin had more sexual hangups and weirdnesses than a very hung up and weird person!

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  2. 2
    Katestits says:

    Wot a tosser

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  3. 3
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So Ed Milibands new generation is not really new as it is the same as Gordons generation without the mental one himself being there.

    draper back, Mcbride back , this is going to be fun.

    Never know tho Guido, he might want his old job back at Labourlist (if indeed he ever left).

    Draper being back on the gravy train hangers on bring so much joy to my heart.

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  4. 4
    Sophie says:

    The left dont get “online”.

    Their dictaotrial collectivist mantra destroys any semblence of individual discourse & thought – it is a trait that runs throughout Europes left wing online entitys.

    I look forward to the online slow mo car wreck that is Derek Drapers next “get rich & as famous as my wife quick” scheme.

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    • 11
      Bill d'Sarse says:

      It’s control which is their problem. If they let it run uncontrolled, then the truth will out. If they apply their intrinsic control, then it becomes nothing more than a chant of the latest thinking from their more-equal-than-you leadership.

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    • 33
      non believer says:

      “The Left don’t get online”

      Presumably the fact that the biggest blog on the planet (political or otherwise) is the left leaning Huffington Post doesn’t enter into that simple minded generalisation?

      “Their dictaotrial collectivist mantra destroys any semblence of individual discourse & thought”

      Unlike the open minded multi faceted wide ranging discourse found on here of course? This place is as much a rigidly partisan hive minded circle jerk as those other cess pits Labourlist or CiF.

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      • 47
        azure a bend or says:

        eh? The biggest blog on the planet? Ah, you mean order-order.

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      • 64
        Sophie says:

        You miss my point spectacularly – not unusual for a leftist troll to read what they want to see instead of the actual words.

        Yes, it is partisan here – but we are allowed to go off message as often as we like – as long as it is truthful, witty or bitingly hurtful to 19th century thinkers such as your good self.

        Happy to help you reach greater understanding wqith regards to the rich diverse political spectrum outside of your red hive.

        You are dismissed.

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        • 70
          non believer says:

          you prove my point spectacularly

          Going off message here means being just slightly more or less of a Tory than the comment above or below you.

          I’m straightaway written of as a leftist troll by some lobotomised knee jerk cretin for questioning the borg like hive mind here, when I’m not a leftist, not even left leaning.

          Typically cretinous behaviour of someone who lost any sense of objectivity a good while back, and instead prefers to wallow in a sea of peurile cognitive lock in self perpetuating bullshit and yet somehow kid themself they’re a free thinker.

          twat.

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    • 34
      AC1 says:

      It’s not even that collectivist…

      It’s EVERYONE MUST THINK EXACTLY LIKE MEist. So no wonder any semblance of disagreement is erased.

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  5. 7
    Nemo says:

    Dolly doesn’t seem to be getting anymore handsome, Guido had bet watch looks from the piccy to be trying to grow a tash goatee, it will be even harder to tell them apart.

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  6. 8
    Call me Infidel says:

    Gudo can we have something about Margaret Moron blubbing in court? We could do with a good laugh.

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  7. 9
    simon says:

    Who is Derek Draper? Has he given Mandelson a BJ?

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  8. 10
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    For all those that dont know how Draper run Labourlist then here is a blast from the past

    http://www.labourlist.org/derek-draper-emails

    Thats why we love Dolly :-)

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  9. 12
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    He’s a chancer. Ignore the politics for a minute, and you’d just laugh.
    Its like only fools and horses.

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  10. 13

    Completely off topic but The Barclay Bugle is reporting that Margaret Moran left court in tears after hearing the charges against her.

    Strangely I felt many times happier after reading that article than I did before.

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  11. 17
    Ah noy! Noy heer be da noos from da jypo camp – so it is says:

    Da jyppos have toyed thumsuls oop!

    An everybody want da compensation for da broken crockery and da limbs

    To be sure, begorrah!

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    • 20
      Anonymous says:

      With all this nonsense, how do they find the time to maintain their extensive property portfolio?

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    • 26
      Pie Key says:

      Oi don’t want any of dis ethnic cleansing. Oi take a bath ivry 6 months whether oi need it or not.

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      • 54
        Tell it like it really is says:

        I see the bbc, funded by legalised extortion from the public – but not the “travellers” who don’t pay for anything – are flag waving for same travelling – but not really, just freeloading – scum.

        Why are the bbc board of governors not being charged with treason, usurping public order, fomenting uprising, etc., etc?

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  12. 18
    Tom Badwind says:

    :)

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    • 21
      Tom Badwind says:

      I am a loser, I work for a loser, I’m surrounded by losers. One more loser won’t make any difference.

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  13. 23
    Backwoodsman says:

    Few bits missing from the story, Fawkes.
    Did he ever pay back the money he ‘borrowed’ from a friend previously ?
    How is the career as a quack psychiatrist going ?
    Is Anton still boning the missus ?

    If its Baldwins’ wife backing him, perhaps she’s just supplying a ‘line’ of credit ?

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  14. 25
    Pundit says:

    Useless talentless twat doesn’t even come near to descibing him.

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  15. 28
    Jess The Dog says:

    ‘No unsolicited manuscripts’ is common among the big publishers who have long-established contacts with agents, but unthinkable for a new independent press. They are putting up a front.

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  16. 29
    Pikey Cunt says:

    Me oooohman rights!

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  17. 30
    Stan says:

    I’d love to take Kate dogging.

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  18. 32
    Sarah Teather says:

    Does Baldwin’s wife like line dancing or snow boarding with her tit of a husband? *canned laughter*

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    • 41
      annette curton says:

      I see that all the main stream cutting edge stand-up comedy routines are now the sole preserve of the 650 only, Parliamentary privilege?.

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  19. 37
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Isnt the Lib Dem conference a fringe meeting on its own anyway?

    Why would a fringe meeting need fringes? Not that i am spliting hairs.

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  20. 46
    A little chimney child says:

    Papa Guido! Who is that scary woman in that creepy photo?

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  21. 49
    D. Raper says:

    Oh please come in, sit on the couch. I am not going to hurt you. Yet Mwawawahahaha!

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  22. 53
    Cressida's Dick says:

    Garraway.

    Ideal candidate for a Burkha.

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  23. 55
    Anonymous says:

    The Dale Farm bouncers should be getting stuck in Waco style,a poxy health and safety warning won’t do it.

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    • 57
      We'll See.. says:

      Dave Cameron should be there giving everyone a big hug and a fat foreign aid cheque.

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      • 65
        Anonymous says:

        It would be tragic if they all suffered an horrific nepalm death,but we could take heart from the powerful benefit tourist deterent we would have created.

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        • 68
          Mike Hunt says:

          Now you’re talking. Either that or accidentally spill some high grade nuclear waste all over the site.

          That should get the back doing their travelling.

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  24. 56
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “Baldwin’s Wife Said to be Backing Dolly”

    and in a few monthes the head line will read

    Baldwin’s Wife Said to be Sacking Dolly

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  25. 63
    Still globetrotting at our expense says:

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    • 66
      Sophie says:

      What an evil old hag she is – still gloating around the world at our expense after what her husband did to this country.

      How does she live with herself – knowing that McMental, the man she shares a bed with, has caused poverty & unhappiness for generations to come of unborn British taxpayers?

      Take your ill gotten gains & fuck off to North Korea.

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    • 67
      Engineer says:

      Still minimising the Carbon Footprint, then?

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  26. 69
    Snotsicle says:

    GoodyPass are supposedly donating 5% (net, of course) to the Make-a-Wish foundation.
    What’s 5% of nothing?

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  27. 74
    joescotus says:

    hari = lefty faker dolly = lefty faker any more to add what’s it like being married to a toothy no talent autocue reader dolly?why do lefties set the bar so low

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  28. 75
    Krusty Dick plc says:

    Oh dear! Doubt there is much milage in Draper’s little venture.

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  29. 76
    Jimmy says:

    “…despite being in business over a year, it is non-trading and has as yet produced no accounts…

    “…The website states “no unsolicited manuscripts” which seems a little odd for a publishing house which presumably would thrive on publishing manuscripts…”

    Is there no start to your expertise?

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  30. 77
    Sesachili says:

    Looks like the usual Draper cock-up. Essex, Kent and Surrey listed as cities on the goodypass.com site sign-up page?? Must have been a Labour education he received to use such inept definitions!

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  31. 78
    Cole Porter (you hum it) says:

    I like old Dolly, you can’t help but pity his stoic if not facile attempts to sniff out a cash stream in order to avoid anything that resembles a bit of hard work for a decent days pay.

    He reminds me of an old smelly dog that lurks under the table in the hope of a few downwardly mobile scraps and the occasional scratch behind the ear from his masters rather than the normal boot up the arse followed smartly by ejection outdoors to shiver in the chilly night air.

    He provides an amusing distraction……Sit……roll over……oh noes bollocks he’s pissed in his basket again…..Out!

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The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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