July 30th, 2012

Magpie Pierce Lifts Another Guido Story

Regular readers will know that Andrew Pierce has form for plagiarising Guido’s work, so it’s little surprise that the Mail columnist has been at it again. Last week Guido explained the real reason why old adversary Tim Yeo is so upset about cuts to renewable energy funding: he earns over £100,000 a year from green investments. Low and a behold Pierce has penned a piece for today’s paper revealing how – you guessed it – Tim Yeo makes over £100,000 a year from green investments:


He also syndicated our story about Lord Hanningfield hiring a penal reform researcher. The invoice is in the post…

See also: Andrew Pierce is a Thief – An Occasional Series, Andrew Pierce Goes all HariDid You See Guido’s Column in the Mail Today?, An Open Letter to Paul Dacre


  1. 1
    Johann Hari says:

    Disgraceful! Journalists should be honest!

  2. 2
    Neil says:

    he really is a fan of yours Guido.

    Its touching.

  3. 3
    UKIP.i.am says:

    And you never take credit for the work of others?

  4. 4
    Kebab Time says:

    Surely all he had to do was hat-tip and link to the original piece on your site Guido?

  5. 5
    Johann Hari says:

    Hey that’s my moniker you thieving huhne

  6. 6
    David Rose says:

    Leave Johann alone, you rotters!

  7. 7
    Gordon Brown says:

    What’s touching? Oh, that. I’m just happy to see you, that’s all.

  8. 8
    Owen Jones says:

    I’d like to lift some ideas from you Guido, but I’m stuck with plagiarising from decent hard working people like Mehdi Hasan.

  9. 9
    UKIP.i.am says:

    He is a prig but he is not the Mark Cavendish of the Blogosphere.

  10. 10
  11. 11
    The Cattle says:


  12. 12
    Gaz Chambers says:

    Hat-tipping is for poofs.

  13. 13
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    What about The Cameron family wind farms does that not count as making money from green issues ?

  14. 14
    Cwis Bryant says:

    I tips me hat to you.

  15. 15
    Nullbymouth says:

    It’s only £1k per day, mere chicken feed

  16. 16
    Ah! Monika says:

    Mail Comments not publishing my complaint on Pierce’s piece. Surprise.

  17. 17
    Umun Na says:

    Wots ur problem? At least he he likes wot u rite.

  18. 18
    Ah! Monika says:

    Plagiarism. I had that on previous thread

  19. 19
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Pleeeeeeeese let me be the next incumbent at 11 Downing Street; I have already plagiarised all Gordon’s brilliant economic ideas from The Reign of Terror 1997-2010. I would abolish Boom and Bust again. Honest.

  20. 20
    Ah! Monika says:

    YIPPEE they printed the second one

    Once again I read a Pierce article lifted from order-order.
    – monika, liverpool, 30/7/2012 11:03
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    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2180764/No-wonder-Tim-spins-green-brigade.html#ixzz226DHylys

  21. 21
    Ah! Monika says:

    Didn’t expect this:-

    Once again I read a Pierce article lifted from order-order.
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  22. 22
    Hi Bo££ocks! - fancy you turning up again! says:

    I think we could arrange a nice little ‘Celebration’ – that’s what you lefty scum call it isn’t it? – involving a great big boom from a field gun and your guts being bust all over the ground.

    How’s that for starters?

    Afterthought: why don’t we invite Gordo as well?

  23. 23
    Chicken Doner says:

    Can I have garlic sauce with mine please?

  24. 24
    SP4BS says:

    A strange analogy when you think of what a sprinter does to win a road race.

    Bides their time, and doesn’t do the hard work at the front for 100 miles, then whips out in the last 100 yards to take the glory.
    (of course, thats the name of the game, and tactically all the sprinters are trying to do the same thing).

  25. 25
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Camoron on sky ” I thought i’d check out the transport system for myself this morning and i can report the Bakerloo line is running fine ”
    Yes there would be plenty of seats after your body guards have thrown everybody out of your carriage , you twat !

  26. 26
    A lying cheating useless two-faced hypocritical pretentious pontificating fuckwit (no, not Gordo) says:

    You leave my family Wind Farm Scams out of it! – and those of all my other jolly chums – what you little people call the landed gentry – especially those with grouse moors and huge estates with plenty of lovely landscape to ruin.

  27. 27
    Nicola Clubb says:

    Thank you, you B*****D i was seriously thinking about applying, what the hell is the point now

  28. 28
    Just wondering says:

    I wonder how many MP’s got freebie tickets to olympics (and how many each)?

    I wonder how many failed to occupy their seats?

  29. 29
    David Cameron (a Cockney what's not related in any way) says:

    ‘Ere, cor blimey apples and pears. Only a grand a day for one of those there windmills? He should be getting well more than that and no mistake, how’s yer father. I think the government’s being most ungenerous and make no mistake. I think you’ll all agree with me when I say I reckon that that David Cameron chappie (he who’s doing a very good job, by and large, hip hip hooray) should increase the payouts to his family by at least a grand per day (backdated) and make no mistake, knees up mother brown.

    Excellent, that’s settled that little matter. Toodle pip!

  30. 30
    Geoffrey says:

    Plagiarism involves the actual copying of words, not the copying of ideas or facts, provided the presentation can be seen as the intellectual product of the writer.

    An article may be repetitive or derivative or any other “-ive” but that isn’t necessarily the academic offence of plagiarism, which can be punished very severely.

    It’s a pity to devalue words like these.

  31. 31
    Plato says:

    Erm…to win by a sprint they have to be at the front with the others?

    Or do they get a lift there?

  32. 32
    Oh! Sud de Nîmes says:

    Ain’t there now.

  33. 33
    Ah! Monika says:

    click newest

  34. 34
    Oh! Sud de Nîmes says:

    Gone. It probably stuck out like a sore thumb from the, er, other five comments.

  35. 35
    Only 13 days 11 hours 00 minutes until the Olympics are over! Yay! says:

    .. and how many MPs sold their freebie tickets on eBay.

  36. 36
    Yeah, right... says:

    The astonishing thing is that either of these two giants of investigative journalism considered the fact that Tim Yeo makes a good whack from renewable energy firms to be actual news.

    The Eye has been documenting this for years.

  37. 37
    Oh! Sud de Nîmes says:

    Yeah – got it.

  38. 38
    Oh! Sud de Nîmes says:

    It’s there. I with tract this allegation.

  39. 39
    Situational update says:

    Right the current situation is that the Labour Party agree with Aiden burleys assesment of the opening ceremony and have said so in no uncertain terms but its still the case that he should be criticised for what he said.

  40. 40
    M’Lord Mandlescum of Heated Pool and Boyz says:

    I never wear a hat!

  41. 41
    Johann Hari says:

    Plagiarism involves the actual copying of words, not the copying of ideas or facts, provided the presentation can be seen as the intellectual product of the writer.

    An article may be repetitive or derivative or any other “-ive” but that isn’t necessarily the academic offence of plagiarism, which can be punished very severely.

    It’s a pity to devalue words like these.

  42. 42
    Vicious Jenny says:

    Is “with tract” real English? It don’t look right.

  43. 43
    Her Majesty The Queen says:

    I can also confirm that the world always smells of fresh paint.

  44. 44
    The Labour Cliterati says:


    Although we applaud the celebrations on Friday evening, we feel that the evening would have been better if we had paraded some low loaders towing ICBMs down the Mall. That would have been the perfect end to the celebrations.

  45. 45
    SP4BS says:

    Road racing 101.
    Yes, but as I say, not doing the hard work.
    Yes, in a manner of speeking.

  46. 46
    The Biased Bullshitting Cuntz – rewriting history every day! says:

    The O£ympic Opener was a Noo£ieBore Situational Sososher£yst WankFest in which all Citizen Comrades of the Noo Progressive and very Glorious World Sososher£yst Order could take part and Glorify the Great He£msman, – regrettably detained in a Secure Unit.

    That is all.

    Now work hard to pay your Telly Tax! – Remember, we know where you live!

  47. 47
    Raleigh says:

    I didn’t appreciate that the guy at the front has to work a lot harder to batter through the atmosphere while the guys behind are in some sort of lower pressure air which offers less resistance and needs less legwork to get through.

  48. 48
    Dodgy Accountant says:

    …. and declared the proceeds as unearned income?

  49. 49
    Spartacus says:

    sincerest form of flattery . . . ?

  50. 50
    Guide to Guido says:

    I’m confused. The last two articles are Meeja Guido but are flagged up in order order Guido.

  51. 51
    David Cameron (Leader of the Nasty Party) says:

    This blog is simply not the place for nuanced debate.End of.

  52. 52
    Baroness Warsi says:

    I am living in my free seat

  53. 53
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    If he really wanted to see how things work he could disguise himself as a demented loon and .. oh hang on

  54. 54
    Ah! Monika says:

    MILLIONS of pounds of taxpayers’ cash has been spent by the EU on an outpost on the Caribbean paradise island of Barbados……..wait for it…..re-training banana growers.

  55. 55
    Loungelizard says:

    As far as the left are concerned the only thing missing from the opening ceremony was Ed Miliband leaping onto a huge bandwagon amidst cheers from supporting trade union members.

  56. 56
    Red Ed Miliband says:

    I would like to thank Danny Boy for producing the bestest most watched political broadcast on behalf of the Labour party ever.

    His honours are in the post.

  57. 57
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Its all gone pear shaped for Guido and Co

    Now he is attacking right wing nutcase and Daily Mong journo Andrew Pierce

  58. 58
    Nullbymouth says:

    Retraining them to do what?

  59. 59
    Moussa Koussa says:

    I havent spoken to a single individual who didnt like the Opening Ceremony

  60. 60
    Nullbymouth says:

    What down the local affiliated communist club?

  61. 61
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Your man Dave is an absolute tool….You must all be soooo embarrassed.

  62. 62
    Ah! Monika says:

    Having just glanced at your blog…. theirs bugger-all else, but others’ words.

  63. 63
    Ah! Monika says:


  64. 64
    Ah! Monika says:

    Run European economies.

  65. 65
    Lennin says:

    Moose when your circle of contacts is limited to red trots your experience is to be expected.

  66. 66
    Moussa Koussa says:

    LOL…errrr nope.

    You are all in a quandary now. The ceremony did NOT have left wing connotations. Only nutters could find them, coz they are nutters.

    Images of Churchill’s statue coming alive – errr left wing
    Images of The Witch – errr left wing

    Keep up the bad work nutters, you are showing your nutty side for us all to laugh at.

  67. 67
    Plato says:

    Nobody knows how it works. Or cares.

  68. 68
    Nullbymouth says:

    In that case let’s re-train MP’s to grow bananas

  69. 69
    Vicious Jenny says:

    Doubles the space for ads, innit?

  70. 70
    Katie Price's latest says:

    I agree

  71. 71
    Nige says:

  72. 72
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    You’re new here aren’t you dear?

  73. 73
    HELP says:

    I care I’ve been trapped in here for over 3 weeks now. Can’t even get out to check my email.

  74. 74
    percy-thrower says:

    ..grow oranges?

  75. 75
    David Miliband says:

    Did someone mention bananas?

  76. 76
    Jack Bruce says:

    ….turns it up to eleven …

  77. 77
    mousy mousy wonder says:

    Hi TwAT still no blog, what’s wrong, run out of money on your electricity card.

  78. 78
    Nullbymouth says:

    I think Dave is more your man

  79. 79
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    He’s not attacking Pierce. Just reminding him who’s The Daddy, dear.

  80. 80
    Tony Bliar resplendant in his white robes says:

    I agree boy. It would have been better if there had been more phoney reports in it though and more soldiers wearing battle fatigues

  81. 81
    Owen Jones Boyo says:

  82. 82
    mousy mousy wonder says:

    I suppose that’s why there’s so many empty seats, nobody could afford to be associated with the left wing extravaganza of embarrassing left wingery clap trap.

  83. 83
    Nullbymouth says:

    Much better than what you hear in Hospitals – Water, Water, Water !!!

  84. 84
    get a life you gloating tosspot says:

    What happened to the a political peoples games , Jonesy, too much temptation to show how great the left is at destruction of peoples lives, your a sad git, for even wanting the games in this country, how much money that’s squandered on that rubbish that could have been used to build houses and hospitals but instead has been used to make the lefties feel good, fkn sad sad sad.

  85. 85
    MP says:

    I have just signed up to the carribean all-party banana-growing group. This is because I am passionately in favour of retraining and it has nothing whatever to do with the freebie trips that I will be forced to make against my will.

  86. 86
    New Town Toff, Edinburgh says:

    Issue a writ for breach of copyright.

  87. 87
    Well it's a thought says:

    Strange mousey, not heard of any noises or any talk of the London Olympics around where I live, most are just complaining about the garbage that’s on tv, must be the fact that I don’t live inside the M25 as life and business, is well, carrying on, even though the rubbish in the HOC are on holiday.

  88. 88
    UKIP.i.am says:

    Creating Banana Republics. They have already got off to a flying start with Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Ireland.

  89. 89
    UKIP.i.am says:

    5 seconds of Churchill (who few would have even recognised) and ten minutes of NHS crap. That’s the lefty bigots idea of balance.

  90. 90
    Skippy says:

    What a twat this pillock is.

  91. 91
    Eric Clappedout says:

    Deserves a badge.

  92. 92
    enough pf this pandering to scum says:

    didnt the soldier knock his balls in?

  93. 93
    Comarde M.Tompson N.K.V.D says:

    Owen remember your a blue blood socialist so how about you get a rousing chorus of ‘you’ll do it my way’ going with Paul [Cuba luving genius] Mason well if you can stop him trying to get Penny to give up being a lipstick fem [purely for the cause my dear ] round his flat !!
    Moosey kissarse will be over once he has shot his bolt at guidos place to wave the flag as he is the best North Korean style helper monkey we in the movement have!
    Note please don’t do as the Koreans do and eat the monkey as he can be very bitter and tart just like give Ed Steph !
    Lurve the BBC xxxxxxx

  94. 94
    Forkbender says:

    Well Guido you know of that old saying, immitation is the sincerest form of flattery

  95. 95
    Forkbender says:

    Sweet, even a bit like B i*l*l*y B*o*w*d*e*n

  96. 96
    Get The Bugger says:

    I’d like to “follow” this no-nothing waster on twitter…Can anyone provide his @?

  97. 97
    Blowing Whistles says:

    The Guardian – are making yet another futile push to promote the busted theory of Global Warming on page 11 today.

    The Key that nails the Global Warmist Flat Earthist liars – is the use of the words in the article such as ‘likely’, ‘Funding’ and ‘most likely’.

    Likely and most likely have equal opposites – Unlikely and most unlikely. I loves me English grammar does me.

    The article poses something as being ‘likely’ – then in the following paragraphs talk of it as being Fact. It is also how Psychiatrists sell their ‘disorders’ as if they were factual. (Raj Persad ex BBC ‘celebrity shrink’ – SUNK)

    It’s the bastardisation of the English language – where Legals turn the truth upon its head.

  98. 98
    Anonymous says:

    “Magpie Pierce Lifts Another Guido Story”

    He’s a bloke (sort of) who manages to be snivelling and bombastic at the same time.

    What do you expect of Tories like him.

    Clue: He’s a Tory.

  99. 99
    Jasmine Flower says:

    You are right. He meant re-draw.

  100. 100
    Ah! Monika says:

    Removed later.

  101. 101
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    So glad that he called the fish ‘bass’ and not the cnty sea-bass so beloved of the wanky tv ‘chefs’. There is only one species of bass in british waters and they live in the sea. So how about a nice leg of Land Lamb?

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