Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gordon Brown In Shock Sedition Trial

Guido got his hopes up when he saw that Gordon Brown would be appearing in the dock in a Kuala Lumpur court, but sadly the Prime Mentalist will only be a witness rather than a suspect. According to Malaysian newspaper The Sun Daily, Gordon has been summoned by the defence in a bizarre sedition trial halfway across the planet. At least that gives him another chance to rack up some more air miles…

EU Trade Myth Debunked

One of the lines peddled by Europhile scaremongers desperately spinning the benefits of staying in the EU has been the claim that we rely on our continental counterparts for a huge proportion of our overseas trade. Now, however, for the first time in 40 years the EU is no longer the UK’s main export market.

The Centre for Economics and Business Research has found that non-EU exports have exceeded those from member states by 1.5%. The likes of Dan Hannan have been predicting this for years, and now it seems they’ve been proved right. Another swivel-eyed pro-EU argument shot to pieces. 

Thieving Politicians at the Heart of Downing Street

From: Government Whips Admin Unit (HOC)
Sent: 18 July 2012 15:28
Subject: Message from the Whips Office

Dear Colleagues,

Further to my original message last week, I would like to give another appeal to any colleague who may have accidentally taken a gents black umbrella from No 10 after the PM’s drinks reception. It would be greatly appreciated if you could please return it to the Government Whips Admin Unit or call on ext: 4333 in the House.

Many thanks

Claire

Claire Scott
Head of Parliamentary Support
Government Whips Office
House of Commons

If the House was sitting Labour would have an Urgent Question tabled by now…

Lord Coe Lashes Himself to G4S Mast

Ken Forced to Pay Damages and Apologise to Gilligan

Ken Livingstone has been forced to issue a grovelling apology to his old adversary Andrew Gilligan for smearing him in his biography “You Can’t Say That“:

Ken wrote that I was “shown the door” by my previous employer, the Evening Standard, after writing “lies” about the allocation of grants by his administration and the behaviour of his race adviser, Lee Jasper. Ken also claimed that the Standard had repudiated my stories in editorials which “said there had been no corruption or cronyism at City Hall.” Alas, it wasn’t me who was lying. Being lied about by liars is an occupational hazard of my job. But anyone tempted to follow Livingstone’s example should be in no doubt that I will defend my reputation and journalism.”

The publishers will also be paying damages, but Ken is insisting on a confidentiality clause. 

Farage Confirms Guido Eastleigh Rumours

Following on from Guido’s story earlier in the week that Nigel Farage could stand in a potential by-election in Eastleigh, the UKIP leader has dropped a huge hint that he would be interested in Chris Huhne’s seat:

I have absolutely no idea what is going to happen with Chris Huhne’s case but if Chris is found not to have told the truth then it is clear that his position as MP for this town will be untenable. So we face the prospect perhaps of an Eastleigh by-election – it could happen in October or November this year, perhaps spring next year but be assured if and when there is an election we will give it everything we have got.

You heard it here first…

The “Serious Questions to Answer” Game

The Labour shadow Treasury team are having some fun this morning throwing Osborne’s words back at him. Haughty Balls wannabe Chris Leslie has gone on the attack declaring: “Stephen Green has serious questions to answer over investigations into HSBC”. That turn of phrase sounds rather familiar…

Trade Minister Stephen Green was at HSBC while they were letting terrorists and international criminals use their banking services. Though revenge is being sought for Osborne’s Balls/Libor row, it’s not looking good for the BIS envoy.

If the truth and reconciliation game is going to continue though, Leslie might like to have a chat with his more talented and better placed shadow Treasury colleague Rachel Reeves. Reeves was a “business planner” at HBOS between 2006 and 2009. Right at the time when HBOS, as a business, was planning and undertaking their ill-fated £12bn merger with Lloyds TSB.

What did their bonus-earning “business planner” know about this disastrous deal?

What part did she play in ignoring the warnings?

Reeves has serious questions to answer…

HuffPo Hit Where it Hurts

Leveson: Told Huffington Post Not Up To “Complex Journalism”

Media guru Claire Enders slagged off the Dead Tree Press for their digital efforts in her evidence to Leveson yesterday, telling Brian that the Guardian and the Mail had failed to find a solution to the new wave of digital media. Her harshest criticism, however, was reserved for Guido’s online friends at the Huffington Post:

The Huffington Post is an interesting phenomenon but in terms of being able to really employ journalists to do very complex work – I mean, the Trafigura investigation, the Wikileaks, the MPs’ expenses scandal, the phone hacking story – these are not enterprises  that have been taken forward by any enterprise but print enterprises.

When Enders had finished her diatribe Leveson quipped: “all sounds rather depressing actually“. Does HuffPo do complex journalism? HuffPo hasn’t hired people with a reputation for getting stories


Seen Elsewhere

Guido Whips Politicians Into Shape | Guardian
Milburn Levelling Down | Kathy Gyngell
Crosby and Carswell Make Friends at Guido’s Dinner | Mail
Mrs Danczuk Beats Mensch to Win Guido | Telegaph
PM Congratulates Blogger Who Destroyed Minister | Mail
UKIP’s Promise to Defectors | Alex Wickham
Juncker: No Compromise on EU Immigration | Telegraph
Labour’s Numbers Don’t Add Up | Left Foot Forward
LibDems’ Loss is UKIP’s Gain | Telegraph
Fiona Woolf, Leon Brittan and the Establishment Cover Up | Mail
£8 Billion NHS Black Hole | Times


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Great to hear Carswell call for inclusive policies and that UKIP must stand for first and second generation immigrants as much as the English.


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