June 20th, 2012

Scrapbook Scooped by Boris Website

Labour are getting worked up over claims made by Political Scrapbook that Boris Johnson had secret dinner  in January 2011 with Rupert Murdoch just two days before the phone hacking investigation was launched. Their City Hall cronies have jumped on the bandwagon, insisting: “this is extremely serious, for the Mayor to not declare a meeting with Rupert Murdoch at the height of the phone-hacking crisis is truly scandalous”. Indeed, it would be scandalous and a great scoop, if it was actually the case. However, rather embarrassingly, a Boris spokesman points to the fact that the information has been on the Mayor’s website for nearly a year. Oh dear…

UPDATE: At the time of going to pixel the Indy are claiming they could not open the link provided to them by City Hall. Seems fine in the Guy Newsroom…

UPDATE II: The Beeb are covering this, but seem to have missed this quote from a Boris spokesman: “Details of the meetings have been published on Mayor’s website for the best part of a year.”


  1. 1
    Mark O says:

    surely you mean Crapbook?

  2. 2
    Paddy says:

    Eh that link is the response to the FOI – Not declared anywhere.

  3. 3
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Dropped in – WTF is he some black ops specialist specialising in wet work?

  4. 4
    illogical says:

    When the Labour press are faced with a blank sheet of paper, grasping at straws is their only alternative

  5. 5
    Is it me? says:

    Secret dinner….maybe it’s because that are both married!

  6. 6
    Aunty Matter says:

    The BBC being biased, whatever next? Nick Robinson making a c u n t of himself live on air or Steph Flanders sleeping with a retard called Ed?

  7. 7
    Prince Rupert says:

    The BBC is overtly biased, which is a disgrace. It must either stop supporting Labour or be privatised.

  8. 8
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Which Ed? ;)

  9. 9
    Owain Glyndwr says:


  10. 10
    The BBC says:

    B ullingdon
    B ashing
    C ommies

  11. 11
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    I wonder if 2 Ed’s are better than 1

  12. 12
    The BBC says:

    ASHCROFT you toff b’astards – We’ll bring you down Cameron you wait and see!!

  13. 13
    crapper says:

    typical beeb crap

  14. 14
    Culture of Entitlement says:

    Fuck all else for the losers to do I suppose

  15. 15
    Culture of Entitlement says:

    Has to be at least moist before he enters

  16. 16
    Durr... says:

    Good apart from “commies”, they can do the rest.
    Personally I quite like the BBC.

  17. 17
    AC1 says:


    Rather more interesting and profound political shenanigans in the States


  18. 18
    Durr... says:

    He does alot of consorting with criminals — err….criminal cases pending.

  19. 19
    Andy Coulson says:

    So !

  20. 20
    joanna public says:

    Who gives a flying fuck?

  21. 21
    Mick says:

    So lunch with Will and Rebakah not declared because it cost less than £25? Where did they eat, Nandos?

  22. 22
    AC1 says:

    Tell you what, you pay the TV-Taxes for those who disagree. OK.

  23. 23
    Durr... says:

    That reminds me of an Archer quote.

  24. 24
    Aunty Matter says:

    Only in the world of the fucking BBC. Firstly inflation falls again and the BBC tells us this is bad, now unemployment takes another big fall and the first thing the BBC tells us is that the Government is failing.

    Fuck off BBC.

  25. 25
    Beatle browed says:

    Here comes the Sun

  26. 26
    Durr... says:

    See you in Holloway, love.

  27. 27
    break a leg says:

    “The Beeb are covering this, but seem to have missed this quote from a Boris spokesman: “Details of the meetings have been published on Mayor’s website for the best part of a year.”

    The probably haven’t missed it, but they’re just splashing the shit anyway.

  28. 28
    minutiae-watcher spotter says:

    Guido does. The nation is safe while he’s watching over us from Ireland.

    P.S. Don’t forget to peruse the adverts.

  29. 29
  30. 30
    joanna public says:

    That’s the best offer I’ve had this week, Durr….

  31. 31
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    “We couldn’t open the link” = would seem to be the new digital-age porky, joining such all-time classic worthies as “The dog ate my homework,” “The cheque is in the post,” and “Not in your mouth.”

  32. 32
    with menaces says:

    OK fine, you like the idea of being extorted out of £145.50 to be assailed by leftie propaganda day in and day out; your fucking choice, but not mine.

  33. 33
    Schoolboy studying for a GCSE says:

    Hasn’t this site got any decent porn?

  34. 34
    Gonk says:

    Typical Tory sleeze. Hide undisclosed incriminating evidence by revealing it.

  35. 35
    hizzary says:

    ‘Course, if you support Labour you think it’s Tory.
    Which makes it independent, which is what it ought to be, right?

  36. 36
    Culture of Entitlement says:

    For £25 it will be HoC. Not the ‘real’ cost obviously just the subsidised one.

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    You omitted ” I’ll only put it in a little bit & if it hurts i’ll take it out”.

  38. 38
    James Beanpole says:

    Oooh. Your moniker has a link. Nice one.

  39. 39
    Reason says:

    Number of BBC staff who have come out and said there is a right wing bias: 0

  40. 40
    you'r 'avin a laugh says:

    Hahahahahaha, don’t try to muddy the waters tosspot, the BBC never releases figures of the amount of complaints of bias from either left or right, which would of course give us some idea which way the bias is leaning.

  41. 41
    JH says:

    Err, at least one. Peter Sissons eviscerated them for amongst other things the fact that they get so many of their story leads from the Naurgiad.

    Still, that’s in the *ugh* Daily Mail so it “doesn’t count”, eh comrade. If it was in the Guardian with it’s colossal 200,000+ circulation (if you count freebies earnestly distributed to libraries and school staff rooms)then it would be worth reading.

  42. 42
    JH says:

    Oh bollocks. You said right wing.

    Still, always good to point out the lefty bias.

  43. 43
    Mutual masterbation society says:

    If you hang around jgm2 and paragnostic should make an appearance, the’re the sites very own brokeback mountain couple.

  44. 44
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu says:

    Have just complained to the BBC about that biased article. What a joke.

  45. 45
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    This is true.

  46. 46
    Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

    Well, he’s had a go at them, hasn’t he, so you really can’t expect them not to put the boot in at every available opportunity now.

    Of course, the BBC is completely politically impartial.

  47. 47
    Broadcasting Bias Constantly says:

    The BBC make me sick

  48. 48
    Referee says:

    Always defending Boris Johnson. How many of his team operate under the same avatars?

  49. 49
    Another Fucking Quango says:


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