December 26th, 2011

12 Most Popular Stories of 2011

Everyone does round-ups of the year, only ours was chosen by our readers, here are the most read stories of the 2011:

  1. Piers Morgan Knew Award Winning Scoop Was Hacked
  2. A Story You Won’t Get from the BBC, Guardian or The Times
    The Secret of Three of Westminster’s Media Gate-keepers
  3. Bet Giles Coren Wishes His Tweets Were Sub-Edited
  4. Morgan Mocked Macca’s Misery Voicemails
  5. Guido’s Celebrity Super-Injunction Advice
  6. Farage’s Rage Going Viral
  7. The Full Boundary Review
  8. Exclusive: Alastair Campbell Evidence to Leveson
    Speculates Morgan’s Mirror Hacked Cherie Blair’s Voicemail
  9. + + + Osborne Coke and Hookers Story Breaking Tonight + + +
  10. Sexist Laurie Penny Exploits Unemployed
    Pays Staff Below Minimum Wage
  11. Unbankable Story
  12. Scandalous European Parliament Email Triggers Gossipping

Not sure that “popular” is the right term for Piers Morgan, nevertheless he is the subject of three of Guido’s most read stories this year. Super-injunctions also occupy three stories (#4, #6, #12). Andrew Marr’s menage a trois is #3 despite being three years old and subsequently disproved by DNA.

The story which amused us most was probably comrade Laurie Penny’s exploitation of an intern. This was funny on many levels, the hypocrisy, her crazed response and the knowledge that whilst travelling in the back of a Mercedes limousine with her, courtesy of the BBC, it was Guido who had urged her on, telling her she “simply must get an intern”.

The Boundary Review scoop was just another example of Guido beating the BBC and the rest of the mainstream media to a story that everyone was chasing. You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…


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

    Really outstanding year Guido and Neo guido.

    Thanks :-)

  2. 2
    BillyBob... says:


  3. 3
    Gordon Brown says:

    Grunt Parp Parp splatter ohhhhh……. Thrump plop

  4. 4
    Cell time says:

    Nice to be reminded of Marrs’ troubled story.

    Reason enough to sell the bloody BBC.

  5. 5
    Gordon Brown says:

    Was I popular?

  6. 6
    Brian Cox says:

    Is there still life in the Marrs story ?

  7. 7
    Your happy marriage to your hero is imaginary, you might as well believe in the imaginary Santa says:

  8. 8
    Bill Yards says:

    No, you were an Ed-sell.

  9. 9
    albacore says:

    So corruption rules, a crying shame
    High crimes committed, no sod to blame
    You can’t depose the high and mighty
    In LibLabCon Trick’s ersatz Blighty
    Our noses rubbed in their cunning stunts
    The good and the great? Just rancid runts

  10. 10
    lol says:

    Don’t Sarah and the kids live in Canterbury these days with Sarah’s ‘best friend’, while Gordon holds court around in Cape Cod with lot’s of eager young men hanging on his every word?

  11. 11
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Sarah – you are in denial.

  12. 12
    Fat alcoholic mick says:

    Hic! I’ve just had my seventeenth bottle of gin of the day. Hic!

  13. 13
    eyes wide open says:

    That’s one hell of a site!!!

  14. 14
    Ken Dodds Dads Dogs Dead says:

    Did anyone ever take up that wonderful internship opportunity with Comrade Penny?

  15. 15
    Jimmy says:

    Don’t forget all the other scoops. Fox to survive, Laws to survive, Huhne to be charged, Gideon to Kensington. So many exclusives.

  16. 16
    Gordon Brown got snookered says:

    But he was baulked at every turn.

  17. 17
    CiderKing says:

    As I sit watching the local Boxing Day Chunt and chunters rambling across fields nearby I must congratulate you Guido on the continued success of this blog. It has indeed given airing to many a fine topic – ones no doubt all the chunters around here would hope would disappear leaving them to continue their rape of our country

  18. 18
    Backstairs Billy Vague says:

    Sit on my face.

  19. 19
    All Fun and Games Till Someone Gets Hurt says:

    Thought sure she’d help out one of those Occupiers, she loves them so much.

  20. 20
    court of public opinion says:

    Fucking sad bitch.

  21. 21
    Billy Bowden is the biggest cunt ever ! says:


  22. 22
    St Polly of Tuscany says:

    Gorgeous weather here dahlings!

  23. 23
    Eddie Miliband says:

    Comradeth! Thith time next year, I’ll be prime minithter! Now let’th all thing the Red Flag!

  24. 24
    The mice in Schrödinger’s skirting board says:

    We churn out more productions to savor :

    Thrill to the tilsit tones of Julie Anthotyros in The Pound of Mihaliç

    Pungent satire with Mike L Rennet in Beyond the Fridge

    Guest star L N Bursztyn in our gruyere-some horror, Catupiry

    A lyceum trip to Wonderland in Oh My Ears And Vlaskaas

    Steamy passendale with Casein Rindback in A Squeaker Named Désirée

    Madcat comedy in Arseniko and old Naxou

    And one we know you all lika so much, Škripavac

  25. 25
    Sarah Twatter says:

    You are as popular as norovirus.

  26. 26
    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

    prime minister of North Korea ?

  27. 27
    Sean Connery says:

    I once asked my wife to sit on my face.

    Big mistake.

  28. 28
    Ms. Macaulay-Brown's "Handlers" says:

    We could tell you where she really is, but then we’d have to kill you.

  29. 29
  30. 30
    Mark Oaten says:

    Ooh you are awful!

  31. 31
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Just noticed, Ed Miliband does not feature on the list.


  32. 32
    #ManyTweetsMakeATwat says:

    (see above)

  33. 33
    Billy Bowden is the biggest cunt ever ! says:

    Im sat here posting utter shite like a c’unt on Boxing Day because im a fucking sad idiot.

  34. 34
    Herman Achille Van Rompuy says:

    You’re nicked.

  35. 35
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Laughing at the irony.


  36. 36

    Right bastard having to wait until Hogmanay to be able to enjoy yoursel’

    O what a gale was on my speerit
    To hear the p’ints o’ doctrine clearit,
    And a’ the horrors o’ damnation
    Set furth wi’ faithfu’ ministration!
    Nae shauchlin’ testimony here –
    We were a’ damned, an’ that was clear,
    I owned, wi’ gratitude an’ wonder,
    He was a pleisure to sit under.

  37. 37
    Use a Pun, Go to Gaol! says:

    Gordon would tell you that’s a lot of “codswallop.”
    Wonder if he’s ever been walloped with a cod?

    2X *pa DOOM poom!*

  38. 38
    The T-Shirt says:

    Neither does Billy’s having won the caption contest.

  39. 39

    Hvala vam što ste lijepo sir.

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Not such a good year for Billy, caught lying, caught stealing lines from other blogs, claimed prize won by won of his fakes and numerous new arseholes torn. Roll on 2012.

  41. 41
    GrandMaste says:

    There is no money to pay for trolls anymore.

  42. 42
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (the original and best fake ever !) says:

    Looks like there are at least 3 of us here – enjoy me

  43. 43
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “claimed prize won by won of his fakes”


    Ps all the others are just rubbish and you know it.

  44. 44
    Zoopla says:

    1 Harrow Fields Gardens

    Zoopla Estimate £462,043

    Refine estimate

  45. 45
    Billy loves Guido says:

    Billy, don’t get drawn in to an argument – you will end up with a new one torn again

  46. 46
    Tory Cat says:

    He’s right Billy you are a sad ADHD c’unt, Boxing Day or not.

  47. 47
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    so you fail at the first hurdle of evidence.

    Oh dear.

    Merry Christmas.

  48. 48
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (the original and best fake ever !) says:

    I am not sure which of the fakes provided the winning line – it was not me. I think that the original Billy claims it was him – seems unlikely but you never know. They say that if you put a chimp in front of a typewriter, he will eventually write a novel.

  49. 49
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    You see it just goes to prove my theory. Where is the evidence?

  50. 50
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


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

    I was on the naughty list this year, or to give it’s official name the sex offenders register.

  52. 52
    ADHD Anonymous says:

    Get back to your security booth and porn stash. Fap fap, sploot.

    Dirty fucker!

  53. 53
    retardEd Miliband says:

    “12 Most Popular” goeth againtht my egalitarian printhipleth. Everyone thould be ath mundane ath I am.

  54. 54
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Everytime you insult me you prove my theory with another nail. There is nothing ou can do to stopper it because I am right.

  55. 55
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! (the original and best fake ever !) says:

    Oi. Billy is my bitch – fuck off and find somebody else to abuse

  56. 56
    Gooey Blob says:

    Ah, Christmas. In years gone by, I used to rush down the stairs and rip open as many parcels as I could as quickly as possible. There was always an argument with the others about who had the best toys, but we always made up in the end. After that we’d sit down for a three hour meal, then watch telly for the rest of the day.

    I really miss working at the Royal Mail sorting office.

  57. 57
    The mice in Schrödinger’s skirting board says:

    Vi ste dobrodošli.

  58. 58
    Azure, a bend or says:

    I resigned from the London Library when I discovered that twat was a member. Christ, I might have met him on the stairs.

  59. 59
    Gordon Brown says:

    To save the world in the new year, I will make my ploppies the new gold standard. Discussions are already well advanced with the MFI.

  60. 60
    Gordon Brown says:

    I would shit my pants if I had to get a job in industry

  61. 61
    Bristol Boy says:

    Most popular stories of the year? What about Handycock? Non-stop fun with the ‘Ocean-going Shagger’.

  62. 62
    Ed Balls, Shallow Chancer says:

    Gordon, you sold nearly all our Gold. You’re so full of shit there’s no chance that there’s enough Gold left to keep that promise.

  63. 63
    the thoughts that run through ones mind during the holiday period says:

    As Xmas fades after hanging around like a bad smell since about the middle of November, our thoughts turn once again to the really important things like hot chicks and shagging. In my case I often fall for something quirky about a girl’s character that makes me laugh, but saying that they mustn’t be fucking mingers. One time, I absolutely knew I was attracted to someone when she stopped mid flow in the corridor, scratched the right side of her head, and then carried on. In that split second I was hooked. Funny innit? In my case at the moment this requirement comes in the form of a whacky, well stacked brunette, taller than the types I usually go for but ‘sex on legs’ just about sums her up. Just hope she’s still free after the Xmas hiatus.

  64. 64
    Let Me At 'im! Let Me At 'im! says:

    In honour of Boxing Day, why not a little boxing?

  65. 65
  66. 66
    UNITE behind Ed says:

    Not unless you ditch the unions you won’t Ed…

  67. 67
    ENGLAND says:

    Once again, Baroness Thatcher proved correct. The Left won’t like this

  68. 68
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    The left and very rarely right.

  69. 69
    annette curton says:

    Pity any unfortunate private sector workers if subjected to such a calamity on legs, Bob Cratchets Tiny Tim would never have survived.

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    what the fuck does that mean you huhne

  71. 71
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    It was an original line that I came up with – please stop saying it was somebody else.

  72. 72
    holiday cottage says:

    It means Billy is either a mong, pissed 24/7 or both

  73. 73
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    what it says?

    The left (socialist/marxists/Nazis) are very rarely right (freedom/capitalisim)


  74. 74
    the dummies guide to billy bowden says:

    Ooer, Billy’s done a pun, but who’s gonna clear up the resultant mess?

  75. 75
    "Billy Bowden" Is What Our Mothers Warned Us We Would Become If We Didn't Study says:

    Billy carrying on a conversation with himself. Not much else on this thread today, gotta fill it up with something, I reckon.

  76. 76
    a 'reasonable' man says:

    Besieged on all sides,
    A dark castle stands alone,
    On a windswept plain.

  77. 77
    bring and buy says:

    What do you expect at these prices?

  78. 78
  79. 79
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    And the one about me and my schoolgirl girlfriend.

  80. 80
    The unions have shafted Labour up the arse says:

    Let’s face it, Milimong didn’t even impress his own Party; they voted for his brother.

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    In Billy’s world there is no difference between “are” and “and”, and he is always right and nobody has every torn him a new one

  82. 82
    Dick Michaelson says:

    Truth will out. When in doubt, listen to the horse’s mouth.

  83. 83
    Gordon Brown says:

    But what about the chocolate coins on my Christmas tree ?

  84. 84
    a none says:

    Unfortunately the lack of any ‘IQ’ in the moderation has prohibited compliments for your offering. Your thought processes are impressive.
    Perhaps another time , another place.
    I cannot believe giving the nom de plume gra-sshop-per [to indicate student of an art] should have upset the automod.

  85. 85
    lawnhopper says:

    High queues in vogue?
    Winter sails gather all
    till ringings subside away.

  86. 86
    Alizee alizee says:

    Even more popular

  87. 87
    Alizee alizees uncle says:

    Even I am getting worried about fancying this

  88. 88
    Alizee PAPA says:

    Mon frere
    Ow do you theeenk I feel during de monthly bath de Francais?
    eeeeeeeeeeeez not easy being a father to this

  89. 89
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am a coward

    I hate my country

  90. 90
    President of Belgium says:

    Send her to us

  91. 91
    President of Belgium says:

    Yes you and the rest of the non tartan wearing world

  92. 92
    Torn a New One and Loving it says:

    Billy rocks my prostate

  93. 93
    Chairman Liberal Democrat Party says:

    Pervs R Us. Come and join us.

  94. 94
    Pissed Charlie Kennedy says:


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  96. 96
    Alcoholics Unanimous says:

    Slainte! (But do be kind and dispose of evidence properly.)

  97. 97
  98. 98
    Peter Stringfellow says:

    Merry Jizzmas.

  99. 99
  100. 100
    not a machine says:

    I think we may have to open a book on which party will make the most faliable rafio/tv piece before midnight on 31st .

    Ed “I think labour had a good year”

  101. 101
    not a machine says:

    Thats either just nuts or a close shave !

  102. 102
    not a machine says:

    Does this re arrangement work

    I shit my pants ,I had to get industry, I would a job in .

  103. 103
    not a machine says:

    mmm or perhaps

    I shit , I pants, in industry, would get a job if had to

  104. 104
    Carina G Labrate says:

    Chris waxes lyrical about trimming ‘em.

  105. 105
    Reality kicks in says:

    Labour is a tyred party that’s lost its kama.

  106. 106
    Dumber says:

    Wasn’t the Marr story back in 2008? Not quite 2011 methinks. Bit up there with the Miliblands and their 65,000 new followers ….

  107. 107
    Dumber says:

    And the same colour …

  108. 108
    Julian says:

    How exactly is she tracking this via NORAD? Should we be informed about this? Has her Aspergic, nosepicker of a husband taken up hacking, a la Gary McKinnon? If so, can we PLEASE see him deported to the USA and locked up (God knows he would enjoy it though).

  109. 109
    Mark Oaten says:

    Where where?

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