March 29th, 2012

Sarah Sands is the New Standard Editor

Sources over in Kensington say that it will be announced tomorrow that the current acting editor of the Evening Standard Sarah Sands has got the job full time. Apparently she was on the verge of walking having been told she was out of the race a matter of weeks ago, but a heavy lobbying operation by Boris swung it for her. Поздравляю!

UPDATE: Guido understands that Sands had formally resigned and accepted the offer to go as Deputy to the Mail on Sunday with Geordie Greig, before things turned around.


32 Comments

  1. 1
    • 11

      Did Sands mount a dirty protest

      • 26
        Lord Carrington's Binoculars says:

        She trashed the Sunday Telegraph – down over 10 percent – with her lightweight ‘champagne for the brain’ re-design.

        The ES will become even more of a air-head celeb rag than it already is…

        • 30
          Anonymous says:

          Agreed.

          Sands is a sort of name dropping dinner party journalist. if you care what Pippa said to Sophie about London Fashion Week, then the Evening Standard will serve you well.

        • 31
          Whats on the other channel says:

          Someone appears to be under the illusion that we give a fuck about his.

  2. 2
    Sophie says:

    And this affects me how?

  3. 3
    Crumbs says:

    And in other exciting news, my cat turned 18 earlier this week.

  4. 4
    Gosh says:

    Crikey.

  5. 5
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I don’t know what conclusion we are supposed to draw from this.

    But what pressure is it that Boris exerts on the newspaper so that the right candidate gets the job?

  6. 7

    I’m thinking Guido wants Ian Hislop’s job.

  7. 8
    A nation gasping as one says:

    The guy who services our office drinks machine has been taken on full time.

    • 14
      Loungelizard says:

      Is this one of those innovative corporate Mini Bars or just a same ole soft drinks number?

  8. 13
    John Bellingham says:

    Evening what? Sarah who?

  9. 17
    Now then. Now then. says:

    Victims of child abuse at Jersey care homes are to be offered up to £60,000 compensation from the States.

  10. 18
    The Only Way Is BrownNose says:

    See you in the ” lobby ” darling ( fur coat no knickers ).

  11. 19
    Ah! Monika says:

    “Top-up of half-full tanks advised.
    The government advises motorists to refill tanks when half empty, as Labour calls for an apology over the handling of a threatened fuel drivers strike.”

    Totally confused dot com.
    Do I fill up when half-full or half-empty?

  12. 22
    Some Geezer wot's puzzling over the REAL significance of this story says:

    Neo-Guido must be the one with a thing for MILFs.

  13. 23
    Fog says:

    And?

  14. 28
    Bugler Bert says:

    If Ms Sands cannot take helm at the Standard without the lefties having a go; what about having a dig at the Liebour Party’s Media circus (aka the BBC) and that clown Sugar – A businessman? What does he make apart from a STB for he Italian market and a useless Emailer? I think that Lord Reith must be spinning in his grave.

  15. 29
    Sean Blake says:

    ES will now be madly pro-Boris but less consistently pro-Tory than under Victoria Wadley., I guess.


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