Tory MP Wants Unpaid Slaves For Book Content Harvesting

Tall and tight MP Daniel Kawczynski is advertising for an unpaid intern on Westminster’s noticeboard W4MP:

“Following the success of his first book, ‘Seeking Gaddafi’, Daniel Kawczynski the Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury & Atcham, is writing his next book on another leading Arab country. He is looking for a person to help him research and write this book.”

His new book is on Saudi Arabia, and with the prospect of travel to the country, Guido can see why the job might be attractive to any budding young writer. But let him warn you, if Kawcynski’s past behaviour is anything to go by, this is nothing but a con…

When writing his last tome, Kawczynski held a similar recruitment process and sources suggest that there was possibly one intern “hired” for each chapter. Interns he “hired” were under the impression that they were the only one. Strangely many had a similar interview that ended up with them being asked to write a five thousand word essay on a particular Gaddafi-related angle. Those subjects bear an uncanny resemblance to the “Seeking Gaddafi” chapter list…

Weirdly, the writing style in the book isn’t what you might call consistent… 

Spooks Say Hancock Blonde Was a Spook

“Officer ZZ” of MI5, named in court as “Louise”, told Katia Zatuliveter’s extradition tribunal that she believed the Russian Intelligence Services had instructed the young blonde to seduce the aged LibDem pervert Mike Hancock, as he was easily susceptible to the age old trick.

Here’s a fun Guido fact for you: Hancock gives every girl he sleeps with a House of Commons shop teddy bear and calls it Mike. Form an orderly queue ladies…

Ask Pred-Ed About the Lobbyist Roland Rudd Right Now

Last week Ed promised to release a list of business clients he met at a dinner at the home of super-spinner Roland Rudd. So far he has not coughed the information. Lets ask him what he’s hiding…

Ed’s Twitter humiliation is becoming a near monthly occurrence. He’s doing yet another #AskEdM event at 15:00.

As ever Guido is making it easy for you to take part, all you have to do is click the box above and you are away.

Did you sup with a long spoon Ed, or were you the prey?

UPDATE: Are you listening Ed? Lots of people want a question answered:

Quote of the Day

Liam Fox told Sky’s Niall Paterson

 “I may be many things, but I’m not a coward”.


Fox apologised for the breach, but attacked the press for going after his relatives. He stood by Werritty, despite that mysterious Walter Mitty briefing…

Musical SpAds

With a Cabinet reshuffle comes the flurry of promotions, and then come the SpAd wars. Media advisor Hayden Allen is the only one of Fox’s SpAds to survive the resignation and will be staying at MoD. Fox’s three SpAds has been cut to two…

Policy wonk Sian Jones has gone with Hammond, and there was talk of Paul Stephenson, Hammond’s media SpAd going across too, but he has gone back to his old opposition boss – Andrew Lansley. Justine Greening at Transport is hiring…

Exclusive: Hancock Has Resigned from the Defence Committee

After specultion earlier that he was about to be sacked, defence sources just confirmed that Hancock resigned this morning from the Defence Select Committee. Jumped before pushed…

UPDATE: Technically a committee member has to be replaced by the House on a House order but Guido understands Hancock has got the ball rolling to get this going…


UPDATE III: In all fairness the blogger who got the first whiff of this story was Geoffrey Brooking.

Defence Select Committee Expected to Move Against Hancock

There is all sorts of speculation doing the rounds that self-confessed “teen-fondler” and LibDem MP Mike Hancock is about to be suspended from the Defence Select Committee. Committee sources say nothing has happened yet, but others speculate that it can only be “a matter of time” before the Chairman James Arbuthnot has to act. The suspected spy that worked in Hancock’s office yesterday admitted to not only having a four-year affair with the MP, but to opening confidential mail and having access to Defence Select Committee documentation. She is fighting extradition and he is looking down the barrel of his career.

You have to wonder what first attracted the twenty-three year old leggy blonde to the bearded pensioner…

Having worked her way through a Dutch diplomat and NATO official, perhaps it was his massive, err, naval base in the constituency.

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BBC Tries to Cover-Up for Yentob

Following our story yesterday about the BBC’s “Creative Director” Alan Yentob auctioning an internship for £4,100 a  BBC spokesperson claimed:

“Alan made this commitment in order to raise money for the charity Kids Company.  He is well aware of the guidelines around access to the BBC for work experience which is why the day does not involve spending any time there.  



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Quote of the Day

Philip Hammond at Treasury questions:

“I’m sorry to be boring.”

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