June 28th, 2012

Musical SpAds: Hunt Loses Another Aide

Survival hopes post-reshuffle for Jeremy Hunt look even bleaker this morning with the news that he has lost yet another Special Adviser.

Lisa Hunter has been poached by Iain Duncan Smith to replace Susie Squire, who was promoted to head of press at CCHQ.

Clearly IDS is seen as a safer job prospect…

UPDATE: Another Hunt SpAd gets in touch to say Hunter was covering maternity leave.


  1. 1
    But says:

    That is careless!


    • 5
      Once again Ed leads where Dave follows says:


      • 6
        Nom Dom Nom says:

        Just like during the expenses scandal


        • 17
          Northern Chap says:

          All the banks were at it, and it was legal.

          What is Libor? It’s a survey of banks opinions. Of course they’re going to have an opinion which suits their purposes.

          Call me when they’ve been manipulating SONIA/EONIA.


          • UKIP.I.AM says:

            Why is Ed Ballsup in hiding?


          • jgm2 says:

            What’s more surprising is that Toxic Ned isn’t permanently in hiding. At least Useless Ned wasn’t in power for whole chunks of the Imbecility but Toxic Ned is implicated at every stage of the economic clusterfuck.


          • Osama the Nazarene says:

            If he wasn’t in power he was a Treasury adviser.


      • 10
        It's all Balls says:

        No doubt he will be asking Ed Balls why he allowed this to happen on his watch and demanding his resignation then?


        • 12
          Liborgate = Labourgate says:


          • Ed Milibandwagon says:

            But capital punishment is WRONG.


          • Labour distraction department says:

            Look, look over there. Look at the banks.

            Don’t ask difficult questions about what the FSA was doing while Labour were in power.

            Don’t ask difficult questions about Labour running 40bn quid annual deficits all through a credit boom.

            And look, look over there, it’s Rupert Murdoch.


          • Ed Balls says:

            We need light heavy touch regulations


          • Nom Dom Nom says:

            Indeed Chuka, a change to the regulations set up by the Labour party


          • I Remember You Hoo says:

            Hmmm, I see a pattern emerging here.

            Bank regulation, changed by Labour.
            Oversight agency, set up by Labour.
            Rules, set up by Labour.
            Rogue bankers, knighted by Labour.
            Banking advisory body, set up by Labour and filled with the slf same rogue bankers, Labour had enobled.

            Shit inevitably hits fan, Labour blame everyone but themselves.


          • Raving Loon says:

            What about central banks rigging interest rates, can we talk about that?


          • jgm2 says:

            Excellent idea. Let’s talk about ‘independent’ central banks that slashed interest rates prior to the 2005 election to keep a floor under flagging house pr*ices and pour more petrol onto the Imbecile’s credit fuelled boom.


          • Owain Glyndwr says:

            so hang chuka


      • 18
        annette curton says:

        Ed predictably jumps in with Barclays, first in the news because they cut a deal, will the same outrage be forthcoming with all the others that were at it and have yet to come clean?, Loyds, RBS, HSBC et al, fraud is fraud. Gordons trumpeting of light legislation come home to roost again, FSA not fit for purpose.


        • 31
          jgm2 says:

          The Brownian ‘Light regulation’ and fucking useless FSA oversight during the Maximum Imbecile’s reign will not be an angle that will be covered by the BBC.

          Because of the unique way they’re funded.

          This is just more banker-bashing to distract from Labour’s woeful economic record. No doubt the T*ries will be getting the blame for this too.

          It’s astonishing.

          Labour crawls up Murdoch’s arse and in return he uncritically reports their every imbecile press briefing as fact for ten whole years and Labour, in their turn, ignore all evidence of phone-hacking, influence-peddling, police bribery etc etc. And now, just two years later, the T*ries get the blame.

          The imbecile destroys the UK economy. The Imbecile turns a blind eye to reckless borrowing and lending and, yet again, this somehow becomes the T*ries fault.

          It’s Alice in Fucking Wonderland around here.


          • UKIP.I.AM says:

            Apparently it appears that because of the legislation passed by the Liebor party many of the bankers responsible can not be prosecuted for fiddling Libor.


      • 27
        Euro sabotage says:

        Make no mistake this story was leaked to weaken Britain’s hand in the EU banking debate.


        • 28
          Nom Dom Nom says:

          Bollox there are quite a few EU banks under investigation for the same thing


          • Dummkopf says:

            look again Nom Dom. Frau Merkel is already saying I told you so, you can not trust Anglo Saxon Banks.


      • 41
        Labour's Chickens come home to roost on Dave says:

        What’s the betting Dave will set up a judge lead public inquiry to investigate HIS role in Labour’s light touch regulation of banks?


      • 45
        Lord Mynarse says:

        Wha’? Me? Oh, no, no, no. You see, er, I was only City Minister, you see.

        Regulation? No, not me, Guv. All the Tories’ fault – ask them.


      • 115
        Owain Glyndwr says:

        sorry ed but balls and brown knew


    • 60
      Right? says:


  2. 2
    Steve Miliband says:

    Wachel Weeves is woeful


    • 26
      Anonymous says:

      C’mon Guido. Are you sleeping?
      Can we please get on to Barclays soon?

      What is the difference between LIBOR and NEW LIEBOR?
      Clue: It sounds like Ken Livingston.


  3. 3
    Red Top Hack says:

    Hunt has Aids?


    • 44
      Forkbender says:

      Don’t know about aids, to lose one spad is unfortunate but to lose two seems to me like carelessness (especially Lisa, phawww), are there any more voting with their feet.


      • 67
        Oscar Wilde, posing as a "somdomite[!]" says:

        If you’re going to steal a line, at least credit– we’ll have none of that Johann Hari shit when I’m around!
        (“To lose one parent…”, Lady Bracknell, The Importance Of Being Earnest)


  4. 3
    Jimmy says:

    “Survival hopes post-reshuffle for Jeremy Hunt look even bleaker”

    You tipped him to survive. It doesn’t get any bleaker than that.


  5. 8
    Arthur Haynes (Comedian) says:

    On a more interesting note, LIBOR would have been left out of regulation by Gordo in agreement between him and his bum chums at the banks. Read those minutes carefully.
    AH (C)


  6. 9
    Sandra says:

    Have we as a nation ever been so bereft of talent in high office as we have been surely blighted with over the past 14 years?

    Continuity Labour under Dave Cameron is not working.


    • 40
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      The political process has become totally corrupted. Political parties are mere badges and symbols, that represent nothing but more of the same.


      It’s not quite fascism, but about as close as you can get to it.


    • 125
      Disgruntled Sheffielder says:

      Do you really believe that anybody is daft enough to stick their heads above the parapet to take the smears that come from Labour and their hack friends?(And it usually is Labour) Nobody halfway to being decent would expose themselves and their families to that.


  7. 11
    Lord Stansted says:

    Osborne speaks and BARC falls through another floor.


  8. 15
    jgm2 says:

    No ‘Totty Watch’ tag?



  9. 16
    Lord Scalded Bollock says:

    No doubt “Bomber Command” can come to Jeremy Hunt’s assistance !


  10. 22
    Loungelizard says:

    The Labour propaganda machine swings into action in an attempt to distance themselves from any involvement whilst in government. How long before the media led by Miliband are braying for Cameron’s involvement to be accounted for.


  11. 24
    annette curton says:

    Groan!, can Guido please print out a guidoline to bloggers telling us which words are not allowed, meerkat?.


  12. 25
    But says:


  13. 29
  14. 35
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Why isn’t Ed Balls in parliament. Where has he run off to?


  15. 36
    Nom Dom Nom says:

    Perversely Barclays share price is nose diving that much that by tomorrow they may need a bailout from the taxpayer !


    • 59
      annette curton says:

      It’s always a win win situation for some, Bob Diamond may have to step down with a paltry £50 million pension pot.


    • 63
      Forkbender says:

      Don’t say Gideon will fling more money at his banker friends


  16. 37
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Just what did labour do for thirteen years while in government? Wars, fianacial crash, lies, spin, hypocrisy. Can’t think of anything positive.


    • 62
      Well it's a thought says:

      You could add green taxes, petrol price tax upped every other month, immigration, privatising public services, taking all public housing from local councils and giving them to housing agencies, closing libraries, shutting down fire stations, PFI.


    • 66
      Real Growth says:


    • 121
      Tom Bollox says:

      Smoking ban. FOI act.
      Fuck all else.


  17. 51

    They are both:

    1.) fucking nuts
    2.) purveyors of shoddy stuff
    3.) imbecilic enough to believe that they are demi-gods – at least



  18. 72
    Paul says:

    Worth noting perhaps that Lisa Hunter was covering for Sue Beeby whilst she was on maternity leave.


  19. 74
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    errrrrrr Bankers day Guido Bankers


    • 77
      jgm2 says:

      Is there not even the teeniest bit of you that questions why all this ‘wrongdoing’ that occurred under the Maximum Imbecile is only now coming to light?

      Phone-hacking? Police corruption? LIBOR ‘manipulation?

      Not the slightest bit curious?



      • 103
        Nom Dom Nom says:

        The questions above assume the existence of independent firing neurons.

        When SAS_SNOT feels the need for an opinion it is no doubt given to him


    • 87
      WVM says:

      No, I blame Libour.


    • 110
      Quisling says:

      I’m starting to think you may be the Mr Hyde to Jimmys Dr Jekyll?


    • 119
      Owain Glyndwr says:

      you really are a tosser sas


  20. 75
    SAS NOT !!! says:

    errrrrr Susie Squire, who was promoted to head of press CCHQ.

    errrrrr wasnt that the same Susie who stated she had nothing to do with CCHQ, while she was with the Wank Stain Alliance.


    • 84
      Wavey Davey's 37th EU Meeting says:

      They may take our money, but they’ll never take our promise of a referendum!


    • 88
      SAS SNOTTY $$££$£$$ says:

      Asperger syndrome sufferers generally have difficulty interacting with others and often are awkward in social situations. They generally do not make friends easily.

      These are common symptoms.

      Restricted or repetitive behaviours:.
      Unusual preoccupations or rituals:
      Communication difficulties:
      Limited range of interests:


      • 96
        retard-Ed Miliband says:

        The government hath acted in a reckleth and irrethponthible manner.

        Too far, too fatht.

        In a reckleth and irrethponthible manner, the government hath acted.

        Too far, too fatht. Too far, too fatht.

        Oh thit! I’ve got Athberger’th thyndrome!!


    • 120
      Owain Glyndwr says:

      curl up and die sas


  21. 82
    Raving Loon says:

    Quick question:

    Before the whole Barclays scandal came to light, what % of the population actually knew what LIBOR is, or cared what it was about?


  22. 90
    Ah! Monika says:

    Formula One’s billionaire chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has offered to pay more than £35m to stage a grand pricks in London.

    That’s over £5000 quid per prick.


  23. 94
    BREAKING WIND! says:

    A Greek bank worker has committed suicide by plunged to his death from the top of the Acropolis.


  24. 99
    Should have John. says:


  25. 113
    Ah! Monika says:

    Julian Assange told to turn himself in at London police station by Friday.

    And to bring a board and a bucket of water.


  26. 126
    Jones the Eternally Virile says:

    Lisa .. yeah I’d certainly give it one . Wonder if the Runt man ever did?


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