May 4th, 2012

Boris Spinner Guto Harri Lined-Up for News International

Boris spinner Guto Harri is poised to accept a position as Director of Communications at News International on a salary of £250,000-a-year. Guido understands that he promised Boris some weeks ago that he would not accept the position until after the election. Guto is telling the truth when he says he has not signed a contract, he is due to formally sign on with News International next week.

Guido sources at News International say that Sara Argent, currently Head of Operations at the GLA, will also go with him. She is a former CCHQ staffer who worked on the Boris 2008 election campaign.

Guto has also been a name regularly in the frame for a job at Downing Street. If Dave really wants him, he’ll have to move fast…


  1. 1
    Reader says:

    Nice work if you can get it 250k??

  2. 2
    Boris4Leader says:

    Yep he’s not needed anymore now that Boris has said he’s going to be an MP next.

  3. 3
    Handycock, political Maestro, Pervert and friend of Organised Crime says:

    We don’t need Harri in Portsmouth. With my amazing exemplary political record, our LibDem appalling record as the ruling Administration in Portsmouth, forging the closest relationship between the public sector and organised crime that has been seen since Chicago in the 1930’s, and the incredible incompetence of the local Tory Party, not forgetting the local electorate the level of intelligence of whom, on the whole, is below that of a typical Mong, we got re-elected. Boaz.

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    BBC bias. They haven’t reported any of the gains of the Lib Dems or the Conservatives. On their website they’re only reporting Labour gains. I smell a Commie plot.

  5. 5
    The Provinces says:

    There’s cosy.
    Maybe Cameron can take a punt on Brooks instead?
    No stranger to soggy-seconds from News International.

  6. 6
    Mornington Crescent says:

    And politicians wonder why real people are put off politics…

    Actually, politicians don’t wonder at all – even after yesterday’s abysmal turnout. No, they couldn’t give a flying fuck, as long as they and their useless acolytes are in some well-paid sinecure.

  7. 7
    Herman Van Rompuy says:

    The eurozone will overcome the crisis as one bloc!

  8. 8
    The Provinces says:

    But they did have some braindead from UKIP on the Today Programme this morning. Sounded like he’d had media coaching as he managed to string together a good sentence or too.. even though he was a bin-dipping scally.

  9. 9
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I’m surprised that Boris has a spinner.

    Surely Boris just stands about saying things as they occur to him.

  10. 10
    Braindead spotter says:

    “a good sentence or too”

  11. 11
    Tom Tomos says:

    Da iawn iddo fe.

  12. 12
    Hiram Abif says:

    Jachin brother,
    Can I congratulate you and the boys for securing an increased majority in last nights elections.

  13. 13
    Our Ken says:

    I’m still in the race! It isn’t over until the fat lady sings.

    Which reminds me. Where is Dianne Abbott?

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    “bin-dipping scally”. Whatever that is. I love the attempts at wit on here

  15. 15
    David Camoron says:

    Excellent news, Master!

    I have nearly finished destroying England, oh Master, will you reward me with a well-paid nonjob in Brussels, oh great one?

    Your obedient humble pathetic spineless servant,

    PS: You are wonderful. xx

  16. 16
    Rage Against the Political Elite says:

    I know it seems like a lot of money, but if people really knew what it entailed they would think differently.

  17. 17
    HM Foreign Secretary says:

    I want Guto! I’ll move as fast as ya like!

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    And now the Telegraph. Commie plot I tell you, Commie plot. They are reporting that Labour have won seats. Is there no bastion left for me to escape the narrative of what’s happening?

  19. 19
    Dirty Harri says:

    Sorry, don’t do tykes.

  20. 20
    The Provinces says:

    I love the typos.

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    nellnewman says:

    I think our dave needs a miracle – not sure guttohari could turn around the current shambles.

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    Jezza Hunt - never f*cked a c*nt says:

    How about nice posh boys?

  23. 23
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    How the fuck did he ever get a job at the BBC. He’s clearly not a lefty.

  24. 24
    Help the confused says:

    Last night I saw some befuddled old Dem crowing about the Dems gaining 2 seats.

    Dimbleby had to point out to him that overall in that council they were down 4 seats net at that point.

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    Braindead says:

    The turnout was low BECAUSE IT WAS FUCKING RAINING.
    You don’t need to be a Psephologist to work that out.

  27. 27
    Marmite says:

    Feckin LEIBER destroyed this country – LEIBER – you m.o.r.o.n!

  28. 28
    Sir John Major says:

    Looks like it’s all over for the ConDems.

    Perhaps I could help.

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    The Job Centre says:

    I hear they are looking for someone to make burgers for McDonalds in Neasden. Ken will have to get in fast though because there is a guy from Romania who is also interested.

  30. 30
    Marmite says:

    Go & take a bath smelly knickers.

  31. 31
    Gordon Brown says:


  32. 32
    Ordinary sort of bloke says:

    Miliband is a hero! The people want what he is selling.

    BTW..what is he selling.?

  33. 33
    The Falklands says:

    Anything we can help with?

  34. 34

    You’ve already done more than enough

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    It was raining fuckings? You’ll need more than a psephologist to help you work it out.

  36. 36
    Jenny Jones says:

    I blame global warming.

  37. 37
    Tom Watson says:

    News International! Unfit and improper! Phone hacking! Culture of corruption! Rebekah is too cosy with the current Prime Minister!

    Oops, sorry. Force of habit, you know. The name sets me off. I’ll be all right in a minute.

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    Do you know what i mean? says:

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    Bilon says:

    The turnout was predicted to be low long before the rain forecast.
    The turnout was low because it doesn’t matter much.
    Even if every seat up for grabs went to Labour there would still be a coalition in office until 2015.

    Even in the semi-important london election people couldn’t care much.

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    Guto says:

    And the best thing? Not having to work for the Bolshevist Bumlicking Crew!

  41. 41
    David Cameroff says:

    I was a typo once

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    Provide your P.I.N. And press enter says:

    The guy from Romania has a phd in Cashline Machine adaptations which are apparently quite lucrative.

  43. 43
    A Bin-Dipping Scally says:

    “Rag-picking Liverpudlian”– ya like that better?

  44. 44
    Maximus says:

    You thought he had just had a full toss?

  45. 45
    How to bytch on the phone says:

    Lucky man!

  46. 46
    jgm2 says:

    Practising her scales.

  47. 47
    Mornington Crescent says:

    …and a very sticky wicket.

  48. 48
    The Public says:

    Yeah, they would think it is not a job that should exist and the salary should be nil.

  49. 49
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    A plague on both your houses.

    Or more accurately “I piss in both your reservoirs”

  50. 50
    jgm2 says:

    Emma Who?

  51. 51
    Sherlock Holmes says:

    And he’s quite good at taking lead off church roofs and distracting people using a copy of the Big Issue

  52. 52
    Ed Miliband says:

    I really haven’t a clue, but I do have an awfully blank piece of paper on my desk. If you have any suggestions, I would be most grateful.

  53. 53
    WRONG says:

    Completely wrong, you MORON.

    Immigration: UP UNDER CAMORON.
    Spending: UP UNDER CAMORON.
    Borrowing: UP UNDER CAMORON.

    National debt under Labour: £1trillion. UP UNDER CAMORON to £1.4trillion by 2015.

    Unemployment: UP UNDER CAMORON.
    Spending on our EU membership: UP UNDER CAMORON.

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Guto going to work with Dave? Isn’t that a bit like the Capitan of the Carpathia wanting to go and join the captain of the Titanic?

  55. 55
    Selohesra says:

    What sort of name is Guto – sounds more appropriate to Prescott, Pickles , Abbot, Watson etc

  56. 56
    Braindead says:

    Plenty of people out voting ‘no’ to mayors, which will save them the bother of voting in future mayoral elections.

  57. 57
    could do worse says:

    Come back please John.

  58. 58
    Herman Van Rompuy says:

    Remember my little mongs vote conservative and then when your pissed off with them vote Labour and then when your pissed off with them vote conservative and then when your pissed off with them vote Labour and then when your pissed off with them vote conservative and then when your pissed off with them vote Labour and then whevote conservative and then when your pissed off with them vote Labour and then when your pissed off with them n your pissed off with them vote conservative and then when your pissed off with them vote Labour and then when your pissed off with them vote conservative and then when your pissed off with them vote Labour and then when your pissed off with them…………..

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    Twinkletoes she ain't. says:

    Breaking her scales.

  60. 60
    WVM says:

    Looks like the LibLabCon tennis game is in full swing, nothing really changes.
    Same old same old.

  61. 61
    What's left of the Royal Navy says:

    It’ll be a miracle to retake them.

  62. 62
    LibLabCon says:

    Immigration is absolutely vital to our economy.

  63. 63
    Mornington Crescent says:

    No idea either, jgm.

    Have had a look at her CV on her website where, among other career highlights, she has done voiceovers for… Kotex Ultrathin Pantypads…

  64. 64
    Assume says:

    How would you know.

  65. 65
    In the know says:

    So Why do Dave and co want to see Andy’s and Rebekah’s statements in advance?

  66. 66
    How about.. says:

    It’s one of two things: (a) a Bond villain’s psychotic sidekick – an expert assassin who ends up getting his genitals fried with microwaves, or (b) Pluto the dog’s retarded half-brother.

  67. 67
    Ex-Labour voter says:

    Don’t blame me, I voted B&P. It’s the Labour Party, without the anti-English ra*cism.

    Go one, fatty, m*d it again, you little libertar*ian you.

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    Ed Moribund says:

    Opens the suggestion box.

    “Crumple paper into fist sized ball.
    Insert into rear orifice.
    Continue Talking out of same.”

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    I thought they all worked for News Int already!!!

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    Harri Cashna, Harri Cashna, Harri Harri

  72. 72
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    The only reason I can think of is that he’s Welsh, rather than English. I’ve wondered for some time how Jeff Randall managed to get a BBC job – white, English (with a working class background in London’s East End), right of centre. It isn’t like the BBC to let somebody so clearly ‘not one of us’ slip through the net.

  73. 73
    Anonymous says:

    Harri ranni, harri ranni, harri ranni,

  74. 74
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    Maybe they realise that if Wastemonster wants to impose Vichy-type mayors on the cities of England, Wastemonster will do exactly that.

  75. 75
    Geoff, England (not Britain or 'United' KIngdom) says:

    You can’t blame Leiber without blaming Stoller at the same time.

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    It’s getting stupid here now, you can’t say U**P you have to say YOUK!P you can’t say M***** you have to say Mu$l1m and you can’t mention the name of the bloke who was mu*****d by Noo L13b0re in the woods.

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    And so it begins, wait till Bliar and the one eyed mong get called. Is Al*****r Ca****ll getting called?

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    jgm2 says:



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    jgm2 says:

    Aye. What’s that all about? Labour were losing votes to the B&P so they set the equal opportunities commission onto ‘em to tie ‘em up in expensive court cases. And when they lost the first case they simple had another go having abolished double jeopardy. For serious crimes. And what could be more serious than saying something unkind about the cultural enrichment of the UK.

    Is Warsi flagging up that the T*ries are going to pull the same stunt with Farage?

  81. 81
    bald old git says:

    I’d want more than 250k for that job; the going rate should have been around 600k+ share options

  82. 82
    Anonymous says:

    I’m fed up too. You can’t say r.a.g.h.e.a.d. or anything now. Where’s OUR freedom of sp.e.e.c.h. Oh I forgot, you have to be of a certain r.e.l.i.g.i.o.n.

  83. 83
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Sounds like >Guido’s< "evil twin."

  84. 84
    BBC says:

    One has to keep up appearances

  85. 85
    Quisling says:

    Who is PM and why isn’t his name in full. Is he claiming anonymity?

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    jgm2 says:

    What does ‘core participants’ mean?

  87. 87
    Anonymous says:

    Did anyone see Militw*t in Birmingham surrounded by e.f.n.i.c.s. saying HE was giving US what we wanted? What I want is to get rid of these b*ggers out of our country.

  88. 88
    Tony the Terminator says:

    I’ll be back!

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    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Dimblebore trashes another political party. He accused the English Democrats of being right wing, he of course asked Caroline Spelman who like the stupid cow she is nodded away.

    So the BBC have managed to accuse YouK!P and the English Deomocrats of being nasty right wingers.

  90. 90
    Grand Master, Grand Lodge, Queen Street says:

    Well done Handy, our influence, your gerrymandering with the asian vote down there; you will soon be poised to fulfill our ambition for you, to be the next Leader of the Liberal Democrats and thereafter Prime Minister. Any young girls for me? Jahbulon.

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    Who are these m*ngs voting Leiber? Plus a 32p.c. turnout is shocking. These by-elections should be voided. 68p.c. didn’t vote ffs. Unbelievable.

  92. 92
    jgm2 says:

    Keeping well away from London then.

    You’d have thought he’d want to be on hand to toast Ken’s success as the most powerful Labour politician in the UK.

  93. 93
    Quisling says:

    Means the get to see all the stuff upfront. So for that 8 it just means legitimately

  94. 94
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Thanks Grand Master, I owe you a great deal and when I am PM, you will be in my Cabinet , as already promised. Boaz.

    Riding around in my Range Rover Evoque
    Looking for young girls to pick up and poke

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    Citizen Murdoch cant' make up his mind says:

    This amusing in the context

    The orange bailed witch “persuaded” Cameron not to appoint Hari !

    Now NI need him to try and get them out of the shyt…


  96. 96
    AC1 says:

    Gordo Spotted in indonesia

  97. 97
    jgm2 says:

    A 100% turnout isn’t going to make politicians any more decent or honest than paying a premiership footballer 200K a week is going to make him a better footballer.

    32% turnout. 42% turnout. 22% turnout. 2% turnout.

    It won’t matter a damn.

    Ken Dood (I think) it was who told the gag about meeting a politician at a party.

    ‘Ken? Ken Dodd? You’re a comedian – tell me a joke.’

    ‘You’re a politician – tell me a lie.’

  98. 98
    jgm2 says:

    Is that so they can manage the revelations better than they have been doing? Labour have been running rings around them in the presentation of this whole pantomime,

  99. 99
    jgm2 says:

    May the fourth be with you.

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    Voldemort is Returning says:

    Being right wing does not mean they are nasty. Did he say nasty or simply say they are right wing?

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    Spangles says:

    Jgm & Anonymous, I never was raycist, until the Labo*r G*vernment told me I was and apparently I am raycist if I keep my gob shut but someone thinks I am raycist!

    However I now am, and want all these riff-raffs out. L*bour sc*ttered all these i.migr*nts all around the country, and they have multiplied. They all seem to vote for L*bour, who pay the taxis they all seem to own anyway, and collect their p*stal votes so that they can be filled in by party officials.


  102. 102
    Ed Miliband says:

    Couldn’t agree more, there’s only 5 million on benefits.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    80% turnout in French presidentials. I rekon 40% of them are too dim to vote.
    I watched a TV programme last night where voters of the LePen.
    It included:
    A couple on <£100k who thought they'd be taxed less.
    Someone else who said they'd keep all local services running.
    A bloke who thought she'd sort out wasters.
    A waster who thought basically nothing, but didn't think it would be bad for her unemployed congolese sister in law.
    A bloke selling forrin lawn tractors, who wanted to be forced to sell french ones.
    Farmers who don't like the CAP. They expect a FAP to be better (!).

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    Quisling says:

    Yep maybe.
    Twatson somehow managed to become a core participant but not sure about Mensch etc

    Its this list + the Whitehall eight

  105. 105
    BBC Stefanny says:

    The sheeple have voted Labour. Sarkie’s in trouble. The FTSE’s taken a dive. I’m having a triple orgasm

  106. 106
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    “who pay the taxis they all seem to own anyway”

    You do.

  107. 107
    AC1 says:

    When you sell lots of papers and lots of TV channels you can afford to pay the staff well.

  108. 108
    AC1 says:

    It means the “more equal” have something to hide from us.

  109. 109
    I Remember You Hoo says:

    Be fair, the French still vote in their millions for communist’s. They imagine that Sarkozy is not a socialist and that Marine LePen, a national socialist, is somehow ‘extreme right wing’. It’s Alice in Wonderland stuff.

  110. 110
    Anonymous says:

    Turnout was low because, for now, the only winner will be liblabcon scum.

  111. 111
    Brutus says:

    Never mind the Ides of March, we need the Ides of May. Anyone got a stiletto (not yours Theresa, you’d get the timing wrong) Watch out Dave.

  112. 112
    AC1 says:

    E.U.S.S.R. gets eaten by the modbot.

  113. 113
    Anonymous says:

    Why don’t you help him, tart?

    That’s all he needs.

  114. 114
    AC1 says:

    How will they get an E.U.S.S.R. when there’s still countries?

  115. 115
    Steve Miliband says:

    Wonder if the UKIP chappy would have got more votes for Mayor if they’d remembered to put his party on the ballot paper.
    Fresh Choice for London

  116. 116
    Bluebottle says:

    And I am short.

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    Death Star: From the desk of the Cococococochairman says:

    Thank you for sitting on this until today Guido. Could have been embarrassing before polling day as you know. We owe you one.

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    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Interesting that the one place with some English Democrat success, Doncaster, voted overwhelmingly to keep its elected mayor, the English Democrat, Peter Davies.

    Mainstream parties generally opposed elected mayors for fear of the same thing in their own back-yards.

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    what matters about the bird says:

    She has the hint of nice tits.

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    The Public says:

    We have been watching all the European politics especially France.

    We are going on the p1ss in Magalluf next week so should we get our Euro’s today or next week.

    Can someone answer please? This is all we wish to know

  121. 121
    The Public says:

    We have been watching all the Europe@n politics especially France.

    We are going on the p1ss in Magalluf next week so should we get our Euro’s today or next week.

    Can someone answer please? This is all we wish to know

  122. 122

    Your speech is deemed likely to cause conflict. Desist, or you will be resolved.

  123. 123
    Edinburgh can go and fuck itself says:

    I think Boris will win!

  124. 124
    BoJo for mayor and PM says:

    If Boris wins, it’ll reinforce the fact he should be the Tory leader.

  125. 125
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Leftright-ometers are a load of shite. Stop whining.

  126. 126
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Its in the tediousRant() function.

  127. 127
    Nulab says:

    All applicants will be treated equally. Then the foreigner will be declared the winner. It’s the right thing to do.

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    Jeremy Pax Fan says:

    Well in that case I know how Robert the Pest got a job as political editor .

    He can only speak in octaves.

    Chimes with the melodic political correctness of Auntie dontcha think?

    ( Unlike my trademark Brasenose bray ).

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I remember too hoo put my apostrophes in the right place.

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    jgm2 says:

    You’re a day late.

  131. 131
    Anonymous says:

    Something foreign. So exactly as required by al-beeb and Cobber Rupe.

  132. 132
    Jeremy Pax Fan says:

    Wssamadder moddy ??

    Bit too near the knuckle for yah dearie ??

  133. 133
    AC1 says:

    Writing from experience must mean you get caught a lot by it?

  134. 134
    nellnewman says:

    I doubt my jam tarts are going to help him . Although I will admit pastry isn’t my forte and occasionally turns to concrete at which time I guess he could use them as missiles to throw at the libdems.

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    immigrants says:

    is that a problem?

  136. 136
    Mephistopheles says:

    I think this comment should have been moderated / excised.

    I KNOW the Master of the Grand Lodge Queen Street personally and he does not write legibly thus you are obviously an impostor .

    Expect legal communication.

  137. 137
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    No, when’ve you seen me repeeting some “clever clever” pun/meme.

    Whenever I get caught out its the vegetables.

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    Dave Cameron, Man of Iron and Equestrian says:

    These are extremely serious results and will be given our full attention.

    Anyone for tennis?

  139. 139
    The Public says:

    Listen I could have gone to school if I had wanted grammar lessons

    And FYI hoo is not a valid split infinitive

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    jgm2 says:

    Birmingham votes ‘NO!’ to elected mayor.

    By-elections called off. Labour ‘safe’ seats remain unshuffled.

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    Sion of Sparkhill says:

    Any jobs going?

  142. 142
    Putin says:

    Keep up the appearance Dave and maybe a few shots of you doing Judo will put the hounds of for a while. If not just have them executed

  143. 143
    AC1 says:

    Go back to programming in Java. Some of your comments should’ve been caught by the garbage collector.

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    Mrs Tee says:

    I’m infirm , semi paralysed and quasi voiceless approaching the last hurrah .

    But I suppose I’ll have to come back and sort out this omni incompetent shambles as none of you cretins seem to have a sliver of an idea how to save yourselves from Gin Lane.

    ( Is Willie still alive ? Oh how I’d need him now !!)

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    Popeye says:

    Any chance Fernando Zylberberg will be declared person-non-grata for the olympics?

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    On a Point of Order says:

    The ad agency which made the advert which claims the Falflands are ‘Argentine’ soil is Young & Rubicam. They are owned by the WPP Group. This has its main management office in London and its registered and executive office in Dublin.

    The chair of this company is one Plilip Lader, former United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Irelad (1997–2001).

    The CEO is Sir Martin Sorrell.

    I think this pair should apologize to the people of this country and to the residents of the Falklands Islands for facilitating this recent disrespectful little stunt.

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    scrooge mcduck says:

    At 1.23 exchange rate they are up 4 -6 cents from a few weeks ago. UK readies exchanged at a bank abroad gives best return. Only rich people exchange pounds for foreign currency in the UK since bank rate and commision steals 10- 15 cents per pound per go.

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    On a Point of Order says:

    The ad agency which made this advert, which claims the Falklands are ‘Argentine’ soil is Young & Rubicam. They are owned by the WPP Group, a UK listed company. This has its main management office in London and its registered and executive office in Dublin.

    The chair of this company is Philip Lader, former United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, e.g. United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Irelad (1997–2001).

    The CEO is Sir Martin Sorrell.

    I think this pair should be declared persona non grata until they sack the makers and apologize to the people of this country and to the residents of the Falklands Islands for facilitating this little stunt.

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    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Looks like Boris is going to lose, they’ve just ‘found’ another 2 million postal votes from Brick Lane. Allah Ackbar!!!

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    Miliband has been in Birmingham and now Southampton. Does this mean London doesn’t count? Where is Miliband’s support now for Livingstone?

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    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    No Boris is going to lose, Ken’s called in a few favours with the 9 million Muslims living in London.

    P*k1stan Airways did an air drop over London last night of ballot papers.

    Serves Boris right, he should have banned all postal voting when he got elected.

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    Pedant alert says:

    and its ‘to’ rather than ‘too’

  154. 154
    Ken doh Nagasaki says:

    If, as predicted, Ken loses, don’t be surprised if he goes on a murderous rampage.

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    Quisling says:

    That is no way to talk to Ken

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    Braindead says:

    I just occurred to me that this could be one of those “Rio Ferdinand to sign for FC Chung-Yip for £ X million” stories that get planted in the Sun by his agent when he is renegotiating his contract.

    Is this story really just part of Guto’s plan to wrangle a pay raise from Boris?

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    Goodbye Ken says:

    He says he going gardening.

  158. 158
    jgm2 says:

    Seems he had the right idea about Stalin though.

  159. 159
    Goodbye Ken says:

    I thought he was writing to his agent

  160. 160
    jgm2 says:

    If Boris is re-elected in the teeth of the general anti-T*ry vote then Guto can probably name his pr*i*ce.

  161. 161
    Quisling says:



    More on the news that UKIP’s candidate for Mayor of London, Lawrence Webb, was mistakenly listed on the ballot paper as Fresh Choice for London. It should have read “UKIP: A Fresh Choice for London”. According to a New Statesman blog, a “furious” Nigel Farage has admitted that the fault was at UKIP’s end – they forgot to put their party name on the nomination paper.

  162. 162
    Braindead says:

    If you were Labour leader would you hang around with electoral arsenic like Ken on a day when, by the sheer ineptitude of the Tories, you had just been gifted a load of councils?

    Has anyone seen Francis Maude lately by the way?

  163. 163
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Well said.

  164. 164
    curious expatriate onlooker says:

    There used to be a group around in the 60s/70s called Gerry and the Bombmakers (or something like that anyway). Anyone know if they are still around?

  165. 165
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    That whirring noise is Chuck Berry spinning in his grave.

  166. 166
    Alan Titchmarsh says:

    With a great big axe.

  167. 167
    Sue, Grabbit and Runne says:

    Dear Pseudonym

    Er …

    That’s it.

    Yours, etc.

  168. 168
    Unsucessful patriot says:

    Sir Martin Sirrell is on the board of the unsuccessful England 2018 bid

  169. 169

    Breaking A bloke in Southampton has just thrown an egg at “Egg Milliband”In full view of the press and he then ran away ! So funny!

    On Sky at the moment

  170. 170
    Egged Miliband says:

    See above

  171. 171
    UKIPMAN says:

    Reports coming in of Ed Miliband having been hit by an egg!

  172. 172
    UKIPMAN says:

    Beaten by an egg! Bah!

  173. 173
    Prescott says:

    Did he tw@t the guy?

  174. 174
    unbelievable says:

    Ed Miliband seeking sympathy vote when a “yob” breaks egg on his shoulder?.
    Politicians and their supporters orhestrating, choreographing the news.
    They are getting worse than footballers diving.

  175. 175
    UKIPMAN says:

    The yolk’s on him.

  176. 176
    Charlie Dimmock says:

    Hi Alan

  177. 177
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    They were called “Gerry and the Pacemakers”. All the pacemakers’ batteries failed (he was fitted with three, two of them backups) and alas, tragically, regrettably (plus any other adverb inserted by insincere hacks when reporting a demise) Our Gerry pegged out and spared the world any more of his execrable warbling.

  178. 178
    jgm2 says:

    ‘Egg Miliband’. Love it. That and ‘Boris wins’ could wipe the bedwetter triumphalism off the front pages tomorrow.

    If Boris wins.

    20-1 now on Ken. Maybe I should open a betting account. He’s got to have a better chance than 20 – 1.

  179. 179
    Justice Fingers says:

    56 days for you my lad. In the Maldives

  180. 180

    Two of you will have to get off.

  181. 181
    Egg Milliband says:

    Oh err missus ive come over all LibDum

  182. 182
    BBC says:

    We will of course cover this story somewhere across our wide range of output – Radio Rutland

  183. 183
    Egged Miliband says:

  184. 184
    Egg Milliband says:

    Mummy do I now work for Nick?

  185. 185
    road hog says:

    When I was younger I had a bright blue Sunbeam Stilletto (google it).

    Went like the clappers leaving MGBs standing at the lights. OH happy days!

  186. 186
    jgm2 says:

    The 3am slot.

    ‘Fishing on Rutland Water’.

  187. 187
    CalendarsRus says:

    Steph love, did you remember to get out and vote again today?

  188. 188

    The guy has just won gold in “The Egg and Goon Race”

  189. 189
    UKIPMAN says:

    Police looking for Chick-KEN to help with enquiries.

  190. 190
    sh*t happens says:

    And yet again SKY attempts to correlate the pathetic turnout for these local and mayoral elections with a general election result?????
    Making the news up as they go along

  191. 191

    It could have been Chuka

  192. 192
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:


  193. 193
    Travellers' Tips says:

    The solid unbreakable rule is – ALWAYS get your local currency locally – ie when you get there. If you go to a legal moneychanger rather than a bank you can negotiate for an extra point or two on the exchange rate. When you return, do not bring any coins with you; use them up or get them changed into notes before departure. Airport cafes are well used to being handed fistfuls of coins for coffees and cakes before travellers depart.

  194. 194
    Travellers' Tips says:

    BOAC = Better on a camel
    PIA = Please inform Allah

    etc… off you go.

  195. 195
    Unsuccessful Patriot says:

    Excuses, excuses. There is nothing like a sore loser.

    They should have just called themselves UKIP and not tried to be clever.

    Actually, it was clear he was a UKIP candidate because the UKIP logo was to the lefgt of his name.

  196. 196
    Ding Bat says:

    Mags, Just give wavy Davy a belt in the nuts with your walking stick. That might convey the appropriate message which none of us seem to be getting through to him.

  197. 197
    Ding Bat Expat says:

    That will not bother them. Who wants to go back to Britain anyway? Plus they doubtless have extensive business interests in Argybargyland.

    Course, you could ban all their footballers if you like!

  198. 198
    We're dead hard in Hull says:

    Do Ed Custard failed to land a punch on the yob. Soft southerner

  199. 199
    Ding Bat Expat says:

    I understand he will drop off his nomination papers for the next mayoral election before he heads for the pub.

  200. 200
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Owen Jones, Age 16:

    So. Farewell then
    Uncle Joe Stalin.

    Franklin Roosevelt liked you
    but Churchill did not,
    And he was bloody right
    Not to do so.

  201. 201
    Totty's Dream says:

    I assume have shareholders and employees here and this is where they make their money. WPP has a lot of UK corporate clients: far more than they will ever have in Argentina.

  202. 202
    Drop a daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    He said right wing in that typical BBC lefty way.

  203. 203
    Anonymous says:


    days of empire must be maintained

  204. 204
    anonymous says:

    this has already been posted hasn’t it?

    nothing like clinging on to empire hey

  205. 205
    anonymous says:


  206. 206
    anonymous says:

    it’s what they do …… and employ Eamonn Holmes

    don’t you think that Charlotte Hawkins is a bit of a dozy cow

  207. 207
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    LOL at the BBC “Boris Johnson is ahead but the areas still to call have large numbers of votes for Ken”

    You bet, they’ve been filling them out for 4 years.

    If Ken doesn’t end up with 150% of the vote I’d be amazed.

  208. 208
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    I’d give her one and Sarah Jane Mee and Lorna Dunkley.

  209. 209
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Finally Ed Miliband is enEGGmatic.

  210. 210
    Michael Vine and The Magical Brown Turd says:

    Ha ha!

  211. 211
    Expat Geordie says:

    Just tell the Witch of BA that if she tries anything then we will put a Tomahawk through her bedroom window in the Casa Rosada. That should reverse her face lift and rearrange the furniture a bit.

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