June 15th, 2012

Bailey Bows Out on the Sly

There’s good news for Trinity Mirror employees today as bonus-happy boss Sly Bailey leaves the company.

She was expected to stay until the end of the year but has had her bags packed six months earlier than expected.

During her highly paid reign the share price slumped some 96% from their height in 2005.

Guido imagines there will be big drinks in the watering holes of Canary Wharf this lunch time…


  1. 1

    Bye bye Bailey.

    Bank shares jump and pound falls.

    Who would have guessed it?

  2. 2
    Sophie says:

    The Mirror?

    Is it still going?


  3. 3
    PostandMailman says:

    Not just in Canary Wharf. The damage she did to Trinity Mirror’s regional titles beggars belief.

  4. 4

    I shall miss the Mirror when it folds.
    Its a very amusing comic.

  5. 5
    Toilets Maguire says:

    Drinks on me fellow bloggers !

  6. 6
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Yup, it’s right next to The Beano on the newsagent’s shelf.

  7. 7
    Gordon McMental says:

    Is she going?
    I only just wished her well.

  8. 8
    Aghast! says:

    She really is as common as muck!

  9. 9

    I have taken photographs of my delicious, 3 course with a cheeky red, subsidised MPs lunch and put them on a blog.

    Just to show you what you are missing.

    Yum,,,yum..pass the gravy boat Rees-Mogg!

  10. 10
    Toilets Maguire says:

    I’ve just written a great piece on the disgusting culture of boardroom bonuses. That should increase the chances of me getting a large bonus at the end of the month.

  11. 11

    Isn’t it time someone opened a book on Blair being successfully arrested?

  12. 12

    We NEED the pound to fall – exports outside the EU have fallen, and we can’t exactly rely on Europe at the moment – Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece are fighting over the best cardboard boxes and shop doorways to sleep in, while asking the Krauts for any spare change!

  13. 13
    Westminster Council says:

    Give me that camera Quango!

  14. 14
    Pierced Moron says:

    Let’s get rat-arsed Kev and piss on some fake I S L A M I C prisoner types!

  15. 15
    just asking says:

    Did she get a massive pay-off?

  16. 16
    Engineer says:

    Absolutely correct.

    Our local paper went from a local institution to a limp rag in about five years. The entire archive of over a hundred years of local history went in a skip. Tragic.

  17. 17

    Agree that the pound needs to fall.

    But not because of QE, surely to God!

  18. 18
    Archer Karcher says:

    You want exports to rise, then cut taxes and stop making energy so expensive as to price UK products and companies out of markets or to close completely.

  19. 19
    Engineer says:

    She’s been getting a massive pay-off every year for the last decade.

  20. 20
    Technomist says:

    I haven’t read the Mirror in years.

  21. 21
    Penfold says:

    Yet another example of payment for failure.

    TrinityMirror shareholders should curse her name.

  22. 22
    David Hugh Turner-Cameron says:

    I say chaps, we’ve not made any U turns this week, is something wrong?

  23. 23

    In Honour of Michael Gove I present this week’s poetry collection:

    Will you get the supper, Sam?

    George will sit right next to me
    Give him something tasty
    Something free from Vat
    Perhaps a cornish pasty

    My Day at Court by D Cameron

    I went to court yesterday
    I can’t remember the rest

    Leveson Haiku

    The game is afoot
    Why is that my dear Watson
    Leveson awaits

  24. 24
    Lord Reacharound of Ballsdeep says:

    My girlfriend works for one of the said regional titles. Sly Bailey is commonly referred to as a Hunt who has bled the papers dry.

  25. 25
    Thieving Bastards says:

  26. 26

    Spot on to both of you, couldn’t agree more.

  27. 27
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    She should get a knighthood then.

  28. 28
    Argyle & Bute Gestapo says:

    Any more reference by anyone to the wrong-think child who had the audacity to criticise our glorious management will be silenced.

    We are the public sector. We are in charge. Papers, show me your papers.

  29. 29
  30. 30

    Gordon Brown

    I wandered lonely as a clod
    That fights all people o’er tax and bills,
    When all at once I saw a poll,
    So I ended speculation about an early election
    By running away..

    I wandered lonely as a clod
    That floats on a high of debt and bills,
    When all at once I saw a newspaper,
    But I shut my eyes before I could be influenced;
    Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
    I never met Rebekah Brooks.

  31. 31
    Sarah Smith says:

    How darw you. She is a wimminz and wimminz in the media can do no wrong.

  32. 32
    UKIP.I.AM says:

    As most of our energy comes from imports a lower pound will mean energy and raw material prices rising. So a lower pound is not all it is cracked up to be. Switzerland has prospered (compared to most others) despite it having a very strong currency.

  33. 33
    ForFucksSakes says:

    What fucking exports? We don’t fucking make anything anymore FFS.

    The City of London are just skimmers FFS!

    To generate real wealth you have to turn raw materials into a product that someone else wants to buy….I think a fella called Marx wrote all about this shit 200 years ago in the London Library FFS.

  34. 34

    The unkindest cut of all

    We need to cut 50%
    to save the public purse
    we’ve sacked the civil servants
    and we’ve pared back every nurse
    the doctors and the teachers have been purged
    and all the others too
    I must cut more as I’ve been urged
    but there’s only me and you

  35. 35
    useless says:

    a strong £ would be the sign of a strengthening economy.

  36. 36
    Mitt Romney says:

    Re: Stock Pr!ce Down 96% in 7 Years

    I could have turned things around– hey, it’s what I DO for a living, don’t you know? And of course, having a stake in a media outlet– it’s a politician’s dream, isn’t it?

    Anyway, if this thing I’ve got in November doesn’t work out, I may be available; send me an e-mail around, say, Remembrance Day, if I am. You’ll know– it’ll be in all the papers…presumably yours as well.

  37. 37
    A Greek in London says:

    Watching Laura Kuenssberg on ITV news last night live from the Mansion House, you could see over her shoulder the hundreds of waiters and waitresses rushing back ‘n’ forth obviously having to make sure the fat pigs inside there were well wined and dined.

    Austerity ordered for the proles from those in tuxedos and dinner jackets.

  38. 38
    An 8 year old says:

    Giddy and Mervy have decided to ditch Plan A (austerity via fiscal tightening) for Plan B (monetary bazooka). But it won’t work. The citizens of the UK are the most indebted of all of the OECD countires. To quote a certain DC “more debt is not the way to solve a debt problem”.

  39. 39

    No – there is an optimal exchange rate – which changes, obviously, in relation to where ather currencies are pitched – but it has two effects when it wekens – yes imports become more expensive , and therefore tends to reduce imports (balance of payments improves) and exports, of which we had £428.6 billion in 2010 – not “nothing” by any stretch!

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    I will miss the Perishers cartoon, currently in re-run since the death of its creator back in, I think, 2006. I have fond childhood memories of that strip.

    The re-runs have, however, turned into a bit of a travesty. A couple of the strips over the last two years were published with the original dialogue removed and replaced with the characters discussing Cameron and Miliband in an attempt to bring it up to date – and reinforce the paper’s ideology. I kid you not. :-(

    It’s one thing to lace your political ideology througout the news articles; but to deface a much loved cartoon strip is just low.

  41. 41
    Salem's witch says:

    What goes around comes around. Bloody awful newspaper.

  42. 42
    Anonymous says:

    I’d rather have U-turns when about to do something wrong than the Brown alternative of just ploughing ahead and doing it regardless.

  43. 43
    Vandals start here says:

    Like what a certain utterly demented Labour foreign secretary did to the FO’s archives then – only they stretched back a lot further than 100 years.

  44. 44
    That way >>> says:

    Pop across to Idle’s blog. you won’t need a ticket to ride.

  45. 45
    ooops says:

    Only persons of middle eastern origin get the unkindest cut — especially if the surgeon sneezes at the wrong moment.

  46. 46
    Seeking solutions says:

    But how do they get the tellys out of the back?

  47. 47
    Piers' Organ says:

    ” Won’t you go home Sly Bailey ” ?

    Oh — you have !!

    BTW — whatever does Sly stand for ?

    Is it onomatopoeic??

  48. 48
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    The UK still has a huge manufacturing base – strong in technological products amongst other things.. We let the Chinese produce the tat that consumers encounter in shops, but manufacturing in the UK is still a very large part of the economy.

  49. 49
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    U-bend if you want to, this lavvy’s not for turding.

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