May 22nd, 2012

Guto: “I Never Claimed Downing Street Offered Job”

At an ungodly hour this morning Guto Harri calls from New York to correct the claim that he was ever offered a job – or ever claimed he that he was offered a job – by Downing Street. Guido has previously raised eyebrows at the claim.

He says that articles suggesting he was were not his doing – the Telegraph’s Mandrake was not briefed by him and that he specifically told the Guardian that he had offers from a  “luxury manufacturing company and a large public affairs firm” not Downing Street. He told Guido that he didn’t go to spin for News International for the money – he could have gone to a bank for more money however that would be boring. He also said Guido seemed to know where he was going before he had made up his own mind…


  1. 1
    Ah! Monika says:

    Ah! Diddums


    • 8
      GORDON BORWN says:

      where am i meant to be?


      • 15
        Gay Fawkes comes out says:

        Once my hero was the simply gorgeous Tony Blair. Now I’m grown up I prefer the more mature type like Guto.


        • 46
          Dave says:

          Apr 12:

          Receipts £42.9 bn Expenditure £56.2 bn Depreciation £0.7 bn Borrowing Reqt. £14.0 bn

          Apr 11:

          Receipts £42.4 bn Expenditure £54.1 bn Depreciation £0.6 bn Borrowing Reqt. £12.3 bn

          Increase in Borrowing Reqt. Apr 11 to Apr 12 £1.7 bn.

          So, as you can see we are successfully tacking the deficit!


          • Dave says:

            Borrowing Reqt. Apr 2010: £8.9 bn

            Reduction in deficit over Apr 2010 to Apr 2012: -£5.1bn

            Is there no end to my success!?


          • Christine Lagarde says:

            Well done, Dave! You are a clever boy. Now all we need is Merv to print up another £100 billion for our poor, poor bankers and the Brit plebs will be begging in the streets for scraps! Well done!


          • Labour Policy Wonk says:

            Was it not Ed balls that said printing money is the best way to get savers to pay for the deficit.


    • 32
      Anonymous says:

      “I never claimed Downing Street offered me a job” isn’t quite the same as “Downing Street never offered me a job.”. They offered it to him, he’s just not “claiming” that they did.


      • 55
        Enquirer says:

        Isn’t all this getting a bit incestuous? – I couldn’t give a feck. ZZZZZzzzzzz…..


  2. 2
    Amanwy says:

    Yes M’Lord


  3. 3
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Get your head out of the village tittle tattle and concentrate on the bigger picture you tosser!

    Oops sorry meant to send that to Dave. Anyway if the cap fits wear it


    • 10
      who fucking cares? says:

      This blog is slowly but surely disappearing up its own arse.


    • 20

      This is a Westminster political gossip blog dedicated to tittle-tattle. You appear to be in the wrong place.


      • 26
        Nom Dom Nom says:


        • 48
          National Socialist says:

          asset-proxy/159392694013202bd7eeaec24fad70bae8126eed/687474703a2f2f696d672e70686f746f6275636b65742e636f6d2f616c62756d732f303930332f6d696b6536352f5669635f426f625f48616e64626167732e6a7067/ describes Bob and Vic to a tee. Utter shite.


      • 45
        boredom personified says:

        Thanks, bookmark now removed.



      • 57
        Durr... says:

        So then Guido, a quiet day. Nothing to report?


      • 66
        Sell Out says:

        Sorry Guido but his blogs has gone to shyte.

        Gossip and tittle-tattle is fine if it is entertaining and interspersed with a few heavy-hitting stories but you have not delivered any of those in a long while have you?

        Now you are part of the MSM it seems you have become as lazy and complacent as any Lunchtime O’booze Fleet Street hack.

        So fuck off. I will no longer be pointing my browser in your direction.


      • 74
        Only in the Graun says:

        Events dear boy.

        There’s a heck of a lot of interesting stuff going on at the moment but not a whiff of it here.

        Perhaps you are drinking in the wrong pub or something.


  4. 4
    Breaking News says:

    At some unspecified hour some unspecified spokesman contacted the unspecified journalist to claim some unspecified stuff about some unspecified person who may or not be an MP for a unspecified constituency.


  5. 5
    just asking says:

    Does anyone give a shit?


  6. 6
    Brass Eye says:

    I’m Guto’d


  7. 9
    zzzz says:

    Bored reader: “I don’t give a shit.”


    • 11
      Airey Belvoir says:

      Enough of this boring trivia. The ups and downs of obscure spinners is no doubt fascinating to mini-Guido, who doubtless longs to tread the same paths himself, but to most of us…..not.


  8. 12
    You won't know this says:

    Guto is Welsh for Guy/Guido.
    Guy Fawkes is Guto Ffowc.


  9. 13
    Peppers Ghost says:

    This blog is getting like those free local papers that get shoved through your letter box.

    All adverts and no real editorial


  10. 16
    chutney says:

    Guto Harri has got a Songs of Praise face


  11. 17
    jgm2 says:


    The IMF want the UK to print more money, reduce interest rates even further (from 0.5%?) so that our currency can be further fucked and our inflation rate get back above 5%.

    And all this with Osborne looking on. These statements have to be agreed with the host government in order to avoid treading on toes. So watch for more printing of cash and negative interest rates. Oh, and inflation back above 5%.


    • 22
      Gideon says:

      Ha ha! No one spotted the fixed prices index only increased 0.6% in April or over 7% annualised, or me moving £28 billion from Postie’s sack onto the govt’s fiddled books, making a whopping £16bn surplus from a real £12.4bn record borrowing requirement in April, compared to only £8bn in April 11. And the plebs believe we’ve been elected to cut the deficit! Aren’t I clever!


    • 23
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Isn’t it wonderful that our elected politicians have got hold of the controls that can cut our wages and make our savings disappear. hooorah.

      If only the Greek politicians could do such things they’d be able to steer their nation all the way into the third world.


    • 24
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Isn’t it wonderful that our elected politicians have got hold of the controls that can cut our wages and make our savings disappeffsar. hooorah.

      If only the Greek politicians could do such things they’d be able to steer their nation all the way into the third world.


    • 27
      Sophie says:

      Osbourne is fucking useless.

      Dave is fucking useless.

      The hard socialist – corporatists in the EU – IMF nexus are eating those thick posh boys alive.

      How on earth did Cameron & Osbourne get to lead teh Conservative Party – given their complete lack of real life experience & their obvious federalist liberal politics?

      Beyond me – thats why i left the party.

      Vote UKIP.


      • 28
        Gawd Help Us says:

        I admire your restraint at stopping at just “fucking useless”.


      • 29
        sockpuppet #4 says:

        Be fair. If they had got themselves real jobs at some point, they’d be even bigger tits to give it all up for politics.


      • 30
        Raving Loon says:


        Anyone who votes Tory now is just kidding themselves. If you actually are conservative (with a small c) UKIP are the way forward.


      • 34
        Loungelizard says:

        Let me explain modern politics. You go to uni, get your degree and join whichever party or if you prefer it political company you think will give you the best career prospects. Leaning to the right or left is now a complete irrelevance as all parties are controlled by the same central office.


        • 36
          sockpuppet #4 says:

          Name one politician who joined a party after they left university.


          • Loungelizard says:

            Splitting hairs. In primary school as a result of state of the art careers advice you select a party that offers you the best career prospects….Happy now!


    • 42
      Raving Loon says:

      Can you imagine if the government announced a 100% tax on interest from savings? There would be uproar! But have inflation of 5% when bank deposits earn less than 5%, and you have negative real terms savings interest, and no-one complains that much. Simples!


  12. 21
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Tom NO HARD FACTS Watson giving evidence at the Leveson enquiry. Amazing that he has had centre stage, amends the committee wording, and still has no hard facts.


  13. 25
    Alan Douglas says:

    You’re either ahead of Guto ….

    Alan Douglas


  14. 35
    Steve lloyd. says:

    My daughter along with all the other kids in her year were told by her school headmistress yesterday that coming to school today (Tues) was a waste of time, as no teachers were available to help them revise for upcoming exams, and that they should all pull a sickie. ( Welsh school run by Labour)


    • 69
      jgm2 says:

      That’ll teach you to live in Wales. Infecting your child’s mind and filling available school hours and bandwidth with a dead language. And not even Latin.


      • 77
        Steve lloyd. says:

        Not much i can do about living in wales at the moment, but having grown up under a Thatcher goverment, probably the last decent goverment this country will ever see, i have fought my daughters schools multi culti, nannying, socialist agenda from day one, so she is not as quite as infected as she otherwise could have been.

        I refused to let the school give my daughter Labours cervix jab, and told them i would sue them if they did it behind my back. Had a blazing row with my daughter as she had been told by the school that she was the only child in the school who wasn’t having it (turned out there was one other) and that she was missing out.

        As for how and what she has been taught, and the futility of her exams, i could shed a tear. But how do you tell your child that she has had the worst state school education in the history of state school education, without destroying her self confidence.

        When kids have been indoctrinated at school, it’s quite hard to un-doctrinate them at home, but i have given it a go, and to a large extent, hopefully, have succeeded


  15. 37
    Anonymous says:

    He could not move on until Gideon had reduced the tax rate from 50%


  16. 44
    annette curton says:

    Is this a cloned facsimile of a Guardian jobsworth vacancies page?, Spad-U-Like.


  17. 47
    Nick Clegg says:

    When I get home I like to chillwank.


  18. 50
    A note to the Nut case in No 10 says:

    Time’s running out Dave, – and you’ll go with it!


  19. 52
    National Socialist says:

    “Son of ASBO to be announced”



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