July 24th, 2012

Hunt Uses News International to Bury Bad News

Continuing his quest for the title cynical political operator of the year, Hunt has used the phone-hacking scandal to bury bad news.

At 11am – literally the same moment that the CPS were announcing charges for Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson – the Culture Secretary revealed the embarrassing news that 1,200 extra troops would be called up to provide security at the Olympics following the G4S debacle:

Ah the tricks of the trade…

UPDATE: As Kevin Maguire points out, there are now more troops on the streets of London than in Afghanistan.


  1. 1
    Camoron is a hoon says:

    What a Useless Member

  2. 2
    Baroness Warsi says:

    He’s playing a blinder !

  3. 3
    Jeremy Hunt says:

    Rupert lets me call him daddy.

  4. 4
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    That’s not the end of it chaps.

    Any minute now I will announce a further 100 Judge led enquiries !

  5. 5
  6. 6
    The Libor party says:

    ‘UPDATE: As Kevin Maguire points out, there are now more troops on the streets of London than in Afghanistan.’

    That’s because there are more Afghans on the streets of London these days.#Neathergate.

  7. 7
    Ian E says:

    And will they be stood down after the olympic-travesty, I wonder!

  8. 8
    Joss Taskin says:

    Does anyone actually pay any heed to Jeremy Hunt though ? Isn’t his credibility down there at Lard Prescott levels ?

  9. 9
    Sarah Palin says:

    Guido, I’m told you know all about this ungodly perversion . Is the Jeremy Hunt guy a faggot?

  10. 10
    Eric Pickles says:

    Did somebody say lard…. ***drools***

  11. 11
    Fettes Faggot Tony Blair says:

    Really? Have you a number?

  12. 12
    Al-CIAda says:


  13. 13
    Engineer says:

    Why does the Olympics require more security personnel than competitors, officials, journalists and spectators combined? Are they all getting their own personal squaddie each?

  14. 14
    Spartacus says:

    that should support levinsen into the next century

  15. 15
    Pongo Squaddie says:

    Bring it on. Searching London totty for Nike wear is better than frisking suicide bombers in Stan.

  16. 16

    The heading above is a code á la Dan Brown.

    I have been trying to break it:

    Hu(h)ni to BB(C) News?

    Help, anyone?

  17. 17
    Nullbymouth says:

    Where is the twat watch tag?

  18. 18
    Sky's Martin Brunt says:

    I talk quietly for “gravitas” reasons. I’m a bit of a twat too.

  19. 19
    security is the new Global warming says:

    It’s just ridiculous. There really is no need for this OTT so called security.

  20. 20
    Dianne Abbot MP says:

    He must most certain is Sarah. That skinny honky ass of his likes a bit of man loving. But I must say West Indian mothers have the best asses.

  21. 21
    A Prick Posing as PM – the Pillock of Society – with news of Rebeeekkkkahhhaaa and Co says:

    LOL !!!!

    And you betcha I’ll be safe at the Olumpics!!

  22. 22
    Jeremy says:

    Simps. That’s my response on Newsnight if a big B goes off.

  23. 23
    The Toffy-nosed Tit in Number 10 says:

    As soon as the Games are over, I’ll be sacking every man jack of them!

    An Army? My gargantuan intellect has determined we’ll never need one of those.

    Haw haw haw haw!

  24. 24
    Call me Dave says:

    They all deserve a third chance.

  25. 25
    Dianne Abbot MP says:

    I must apologise for my grammar – I was meant to say “He most certainly is Sarah”. I blame my poor grammar on the white man.

  26. 26
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Why is it “embarassing”? For g4s, maybe.

    I’d far rather have ‘our boys’ on duty than some pasty- (or swarthy-) faced temp who can’t spe’ak a word of English and who couldn’t give a toss.

  27. 27
    Mornington Crescent says:

    On a well-deserved holiday; it’s been in strong demand of late.

  28. 28
    Aaron D Highside says:

    ‘ As Kevin Maguire points out, there are now more troops on the streets of London than in Afghanistan.’ Yes, and they’re a sight more useful here, as well.

  29. 29
    Anonymous says:

    I think there’s some big terrorist shit on the horizon – the need for a more visible military presence versus some gormless oik with a limited grasp of English spells this out big time.

    Advocates of the religion of peace are up to something

  30. 30
    The Toffy-nosed Tit in Number 10 says:

    Over the last seven years, an average of 5 people have been killed in the UK each year by terrorists.

    It is therefore absolutely vital that I divert £1.8billion from healthcare and spend it instead on an Internet-monitoring system that won’t work (identical to the one I opposed – on the grounds that it wouldn’t work – before I became the worst PM in British history).

    Toodle pip!

  31. 31
    John Fatclott says:

    I like some gravitas on my bucket of spuds. Another tray of pies and make it snappy.

  32. 32
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    I must be missing something here– why is the minister in charge of sport taking this decision, and why is he announcing something, that bears on the security of the Games? What is it, one-stop-shopping, all things Olympic see Jeremy? I know when I think international terrorism target on the one hand, and street violence by radical domestic factions on the other hand, the first name that pops in my head is the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport! How was this allowed to become part of his remit? Or is it just me?

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    I’d call this GOOD news – and so there should be more soldiers in the Uk than in Afghanistan! We should have always had soldiers guarding the Games anyway.

  34. 34
    Penfold says:

    Another NuLab media lesson learnt…………

  35. 35
    Penfold says:

    Good ole Jeremy.

    He’s mangaed to make a dogs breakfast in Culture, Media and Sport.

    Who will rid us of this plonker……………

  36. 36
    Fletch says:

    Huhne to Big Brother North-Sea-Camp?

  37. 37
    Red Moscow Mike Handycock says:

    I have, through my close contacts in Russia, been able to offer thousands of Red Army troops to guard the olympics, which my close friend Vladimir has kindly offered. Unfortunately this ungrateful Government has turned the kind offer down. Boaz.

  38. 38
    pissed off voter says:

    I’m surprised he stopped licking arse for long enough to make the anouncement.

  39. 39
    UKIP convert says:

    As these Camerooons all worship at the feet of the Real Master of EVIL His

    Insincere Holiness St.Toxic Tony, who walks on water & performs miracles for the

    odd million or two,tax free. Should we be surprised at this type of devious

    behaviour as taught by Jo Moore, no we should not they are all the fcuking

    same two faced fcuking mendacious manipulative shi*t bags !! They need tobe

    ejected, without a parachutes into the cess pit they all luv to swim into

    together before being locked up…….


  40. 40
    Not That There is Anything Wrong With That says:

    Definite Hague jog strap licker. Pretty much obligatory in the ConDemLab set up you have now. That he is also a total prat helps as well. Should go far

  41. 41
    Tony Bliar & Lard Prescott. says:

    We taught them all about burying bad news.

  42. 42
    The only way is anal says:

    Who cares about credibility? He’s a great fuck.

  43. 43
    pilsdon says:

    Bloody strange way of burying the news by ‘cruising’ the television studios.

  44. 44
    Andrew N says:

    Why couldn’t we offer retired service men and retired police officers a few extra bucks for a couple of weeks graft?

    Where are the swathes of stewards that work at The Emirates, Stamford Bridge, White Hart Lane, Upton Park, Craven Cottage, Lords, The Oval? Has anyone thought of asking them?

    There are literally hundreds of music venues and nightclubs in London, surely security staff working at those would have appreciated an extra bit of food over the next couple of weeks.

    Just sayin’

  45. 45
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    You can also blame Honky for your poor punctuation. It should be, “He most certainly is, Sarah.” Reads a bit differently from, “He most certainly is Sarah”, doesn’t it? I hope that private education you’ve bought for your son pays dividends for him, not that you’re buying privilege, of course.

  46. 46
    Norman Stanley Fletcher says:

    But you won’t sack one man Jock of them, in case they vote for independence. No, it’s only English regiments who have to suffer for the ‘greater good’ of the ‘Union’.

  47. 47
    erm... says:

    hunt slips.
    contain yourself…young man……..let peace discover this nation of ours.

  48. 48
    huntzakunt says:

    That’s Hunt, with a C as he was named on Radio 4 (correctly)

  49. 49
    nmj says:

    Too much like common sense.

  50. 50
    Forkbender says:

    I think James Naughtie in his naughty naughtie moment wasn’t all that wrong as regards Hunt, doesn’t the guy realise that he is the minister responsible for this complete cock up involving the Games along with T. May, after this fiasco is over they and LOCOG will be blaiming each other for not doing their jobbies even more so if something disasterous happens, lets hope nothing does go badly wrong, for the ordinary Londoner’s sake

  51. 51
    Forkbender says:

    Strange Handyman, the previous government and this one have outsourced everything else. You must be the Grand Poohbar of the Handymen (who do not really exist)

  52. 52
    Some Twat up North says:

    I get the distinct impression that he’s a member of the “Buggerati”

  53. 53
    Charlie the Chump says:

    Probably more Taliban in London too.

  54. 54
    Forkbender says:

    To be replaced by well trained G4S guards pretending to be soldiers

  55. 55
    Forkbender says:

    Who’s that Lardy or Jewemy Hunt

  56. 56
    Forkbender says:

    It is also the jobbie of Moddy Botty to tag things

  57. 57
    Forkbender says:

    There speaks the true Heir of B’Liar

  58. 58
    Forkbender says:

    There came a time when Boy Dave came into power as PM and everyone wanted a ministerial jobbie, so Boy David set about delgating appointing ministers, some were elated and others nontoo happy but accepted their lot, then Jewemy Hunt piped up what about me, me, me. So David looked about, and realised he had had one none job left, so he said to Jewemy, “Look, there is a jobbie, Minister of Culture, Media and Sport, with your connections should be suitable, do a GOOD JOB and who knows in the next big reshuffle…”

  59. 59
    Oh Dear says:

    Tony Blair: ‘The West is asleep on the issue of Islamist extremism’ … Daily Telegraph today.

    Unhappily he doesn’t seem able to connect his letting in Islamist extremists unchecked with the fact he agrees they are here and are a problem!

  60. 60
    Rat's arse says:

    +1 Aaron

  61. 61
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Awful though he is, he has a way to go to beat Dr James Gordon Brown!

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Because of the r..a…g…h..e…a…d..s. Engineer. You know the ones that Leiber let into this country in their thousands?

    Why Leiber bid for these games I will never know. Bunch of ars*h*les.

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Public schoolboy Faggot?? never

  64. 64
    Rat's arse says:

    Agree entirely ‘anon’. However the BBC don’t think we need all this security. If, God forbid, some atrocity occured though, guess who’d get the blame – anybody but their beloved Leiber masters?

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    There’s just as many Taliban here

  66. 66
    Marion the cat says:

    Are you sure, the Border Agency wouldn’t know.

  67. 67
    Pissy Granny (Miss) says:

    Jezza is more of a hunhe than Chris.

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Didnt you see jeremy Hunt with his baby at a recent wedding ? i think the answer is no he isnt what you said. Also what else would you expect Maguire to say, he is a labour troll.

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    I have to say again, what sort of person (James Naughtie) has the word *unt in their mind to the extent he “mistakenly says it instead of Hunt ? I havent thought of the prat in the same way since.

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    James Naughtie is a fool, and a disgrace to Radio 4, allowing his own prejudices to come to the fore. I would also say that the small minded attitudes of people re the Games is an eye opener, i suppose when they have been deemed a success you will suddenly remember that Labour actually put the bid in !

  71. 71
    Earwig O again says:

    This is one Ministry we have no need for, so close the entire department down and let folks interested in such matters just get on with them themselves.

  72. 72
    Scallywag says:

    Hunt will eventually pay the price for whatever he may or may not have done, but personally I would prefer it if all the troops in Afghanistan were on the streets of London, guarding the UK’s borders, etc., etc…

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