July 31st, 2012

Boris Invites Murdoch to Olympic Swimming Final

Guido has to admire Boris’ cojones this afternoon. Peter Dominiczak reports that the London Mayor has invited Rupert Murdoch and his wife Wendi to be his guests of honour at Rebecca Adlington’s swimming final on Friday. Apparently Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger was also invited but was “unable to attend“. Might have been slightly awkward.

Why not bring the kids and make a day of it?


158 Comments

  1. 1
    Tony Bliar resplendant in his white robes says:

    Am I invited?

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  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    Why not?

    Murdoch has created more jobs in this country than government.

    (i meaning proper jobs not non jobs)

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    • 4
      Mike Hunt says:

      But it’s murdoch and he is evil because, er, er he made his newspapers switch sides and made liebour lose their power.

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      • 10
        The Labour Parteh says:

        Murdoch did not switch sides. Murdoch has always supported the Tories.

        Labour are at war with Murdoch. Labour have always been at war with Murdoch.

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        • 85
          oh please! says:

          “Murdoch has always supported the Tories”

          Those 12 years of telling NI readership to vote Labour, weren’t on his instructions then, or making Bliar godfather to one of is children, was someone else’ decision I suppose?

          Murdoch may not exactly be a Labour man (except when he was at Oxford), but he was happy as hell to support them when he needed to.

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    • 134
      Forkbender says:

      It certainly looks as if Borus is starting to try to ingratiate himself with Murdoch ready for his push for Tory leader so that he will have “a good press”, I am a little suprised that he hasn’t invited Guido and family, his ace no.1 fan and cheerleader, major blogger, dead tree press columnist.

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      • 139

        Not interested.

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      • 154
        erm... says:

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        in a world of coalitions…boris is just too restricted. . He cannot wing it when his wings are going to be clipped.
        .
        he does feel like very much a free spirit..and an outsider..the public may have come to the view that nothing in life is free….and that we have to all get stuck in…together. #whoknows.karm
        .
        instead of being mayor of london why does he not bid to become mayor of 5 cities. it is time to innovate.

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  3. 5
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Watch out for her right hook, Boris dear.

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  4. 6
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    for the horse racing?

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  5. 7
    The Apostrophe Police says:

    “Guido has to admire Boris’ cojones”

    Boris’s

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  6. 9
    Jeremy Hunt says:

    I’ll give”Digger” Murdoch a bell end alright !

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  7. 15
    The public says:

    Who is paying for their tickets?

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  8. 21
    Tom Fatson says:

    I demand a full judicial inquiry !

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  9. 24
    Pieman says:

    a bogus Chubby Brown has more followers on twitter than PennyRed

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    • 30
      Vicious Jenny says:

      *shudders* Just thinking for a moment: Assuming the world doesn’t self-destruct anytime soon, Lawro could have 50 or 60 more years of tweeting in her.

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    • 54
      Brown out and pay me damages says:

      Pair of useless arsewipes.

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  10. 28
    Vicious Jenny says:

    OT- welcome back, nell *waves*

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  11. 41
    Fucking BBC!!!! says:

    Sky News at last are running the little 3 year old girl who made 999 call yesterday at from the Leeds story from the top. The BBC News channel as ever still dragging it’s feet and showing horse jumping Olympics, 5 mins from each half hour that’s all that’s needed!

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    • 93
      Moussa Koussa says:

      WHAT A SPANNER

      WAS ALL A HOAX !!!!!!

      MAYBE THE BBC HAVE MORE SENSE THAN SENSATION SEEKING SKY !!!!!!

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      • 116
        The BBC didn't give a shit! says:

        Hindsight being a wonderful thing, maybe you could supply me with the lotto numbers for next week Moussa?

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  12. 46
    Mitt Romney says:

    Whatever happened to the Tea Party ?

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  13. 50
    Curse of Broon says:

    No invite for me then!

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  14. 53
    . says:

    “Why not bring the kids and make a day of it?”

    Very clever. Outstanding!

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    • 90
      six empty cans and a brick says:

      If he starts rounding them up now…blah….blah….Friday’s event.

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  15. 56
    Moussa Koussa says:

    LOL…. his first mistake, will not be the last

    Bod Diamond to dinner perhaps

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  16. 58
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Wendi You pay me ten dollar …me love you long time

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  17. 59
    nellnewman says:

    Well let’s face it it’s no good Boris taking militwit, nobody knows who he is. At least murdoch has news value.

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  18. 60
    Moussa Koussa says:

    If Guido thinks that this action by Boris is good for him… then you have become completely deluded. Big Mistake…. They havent handed out the sentances yet !!!!!!!!!

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    • 65
      Education, Edyerkayshun, Eddyookaashun says:

      sentEnces.

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      • 68
        Moussa Koussa says:

        YAWN !!!!!!!!!

        Your hero Bozzer has fucked up big time. Yet you are still obsessed with spillings…LOL

        Notice – all the bozzer fans have gone silent…Wonder why !!!!

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        • 77
          Roscoe Rules says:

          Meanwhile back in the real world 99% of the Public don’t think Murdoch is public enemy no1 and Boris could invite Adolf fucking Hitler and still be more popular than Harriet Milliballs.

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          • Moussa Koussa says:

            Correct. His is public enemy no 2. No 1 is Dave and Clegg

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          • Moussa Koussa says:

            errrrrr only 3% more popular than Ken, and that is in London ONLY.

            Getting ahead of yourselves on the Boris front

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          • erm... says:

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            is boris really any good for anything….apart for scoring high on the fling.o.meter.
            .
            a good laff though. a good bundle of energy. but useless. but then they all are and he like bliar does not take…. parliament very seriously.

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        • 98
          Education, Edyerkayshun, Eddyookaashun says:

          Spillings ??

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          • Moussa Koussa says:

            Plank – In honour of you, a Spelling Nazi

            Spilling = Spelling.

            Its called a malapropism. !!!!

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  19. 62
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Proud to be profligate…

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  20. 63
    Bof says:

    Sky rider won the Tour de France.
    What has BBC contributed with my telly-tax.

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    • 76
      Moussa Koussa says:

      errrrrrrr Bill Wiggins won TDF

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      • 80
        Moussa Koussa says:

        27 million watched the opening ceremony on BBC

        Well Done BBC

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        • 92
          north korea would be proud of the bbc says:

          I suppose when you’ve been forced to pay the license fee on threat of imprisonment, you feel duty bound to watch the fucking thing.

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        • 127
          erm... says:

          .
          how many felt it was uplifting……the Olympic ideal is.
          perhaps a mismatch of expectation for some. live ‘n learn…for sure.
          .
          would not have watched it if it was called the corporate Olympics.
          would have watched as I did….only the beginning …if it was called the Dark Olympics.
          .
          in this country we need more of the light and bright masculine energy…but then the corporate Olympics is more for the world.

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  21. 73
    Moussa Koussa says:

    There will be Bozzer and Mongo Murdoch – all the seats around them will be empty.

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  22. 75
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    How can he be guest of honour
    Leveson just about took away any honour he had left
    As for Boris, he’s a bigger prick than he looks

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  23. 78
    Michael Gove, Murdoch's liar in Cabinet says:

    i hate boris

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    • 87
      nellnewman says:

      How can you hate boris? He’s a genial, cuddly wild haired teddy bear with more political nouse than cameron and with a popular connection to working class londoners that militwit admires but utterly lacks.

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      • 96
        ben dover says:

        Just don’t turn your back on him nell.

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        • 106
          nellnewman says:

          That’s true alas of all politicians. They steal your money and use it for their own benefit and they stab anyone in the back that disagrees with their point of view.

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          • MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

            Nell , if you needed to fill a few empty seats at the Limpdicks
            Would the Murkdoch’s be top of your list ?
            Thought not !

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          • Anonymous says:

            Yes they would actually Mr Spazcock, Murdoch has rather cleverly played both sides of the British political establishment off against each other for decades, and kept thousands of UK citizens in employment in the process. Now do one.

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          • MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

            Talking of spazzys , How are you TaT ?
            Not to well i hope !
            You cripp

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    • 130
      erm... says:

      michael heseltine knifed….michael portillo did too….will it be Michael gove next.
      .
      there is summit about the michaels and tory party leadership.

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  24. 79
    bergen says:

    No good in the long term comes from cosying up to Murdoch -ask Cameron. Murdoch acts in his own and in his family’s interests only.

    Now that they’ve been charged I expect he’ll cast his former minions adrift. James has come through unharmed and that was all that really mattered.

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    • 132
      erm... says:

      .
      and that’s makes Murdoch a winner. Having said that, how is JM viewed as a corporate head? He did well with Sky….and now a formal distance is being created between the Murdoch and the news print side.

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    • 140
      erm... says:

      .
      both the Murdoch’s lusted after more and more of BskyB………that turned out to be unrealistic. is it the end of lust as we know it…ha.

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  25. 84
    nellnewman says:

    Will saint bliar and the letterbox one be attending or are they too busy raking in the dollars from dodgy dictators?

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    • 141
      erm... says:

      .
      the chinese do not believe in evil….only in harmony….this is Bliar’s philosophy. In his peace loving world….anything goes.

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  26. 91
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Just watching the news
    London is like a fucking ghost town ! so much for Call me C*nts economic boost LoL!

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  27. 100
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Breaking news The little girl phone call was a hoax !
    carried out by two ten year old girls in Bridlington

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  28. 110
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Still waiting for a Guido fan to congratulate Bozzer on this pronouncement . !!!

    Says its all really.

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  29. 112
    Tom Twatson says:

    I will be sat alone in my filthy bedsit surrounded by empty pizza boxes.

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    • 117
      MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

      You and TaT both ,
      but look on the bright side you may be a big fat ugly piss soaked fucker , but at least your legs work and a few people like you
      Where as TaT ?

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  30. 114
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Chancellors small business lending scheme is to be sidelined LoL
    So much for that one Gideon

    NEXT !

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  31. 115
    keredybretsa says:

    Mean now foo me davour Ruppie is OK and it’ll be a fun evening for Boris, knowwharimean like. Borrie will be laughing his chokkers off thinking about what all the other geezers like Dave’ll be worrying about what he tells Ruppie. Smashing story innit!!!

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  32. 133
    Bluebottle says:

    Is this why they call him Bonkers Boris?

    He will never be an elected PM in this country if he goes out with the Murdochs because they are not too popular these days.

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    • 145
      BoJo says:

      Stop whinging and pay for the Olympics jolly up like the good little people you are

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    • 157
      Tomorrow's Chip Wrapper says:

      The majority of the public don’t give a toss about Murdoch;phone hacking or the Levison Inquiry. It’s only the left in the media and politicians who are worked up about it If Boris stood they would elect him….

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  33. 142
    moby dick says:

    they will want to see gordon brown diving into the deep end

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  34. 146
    Anna says:

    ohhhh!! GO Boris! While NOTW may have done some naughty things, excluding deleting messages from Millie Dowler’s phone and in common with most of the other press, the Murdoch witchhunt has been driven by competing commercial interests, not least that of the BBC, and political control-freakery as evident from the Leveson enquiry.

    If Boris chooses to puncture that hyprocrisy by entertaining Mr Murdoch and his rather splendid wife, power to his elbow!

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  35. 147
    HappyUK says:

    I couldn’t give a rat’s hairy arse about the Olympics. That puts me in with the majority opinion, for a change. Corporate bollocks, all of it. Just like Wimbledon and Murray, and that other crushing bore the Euro championships.

    Something for people with nothing to feel something about. Opening ceremony? Greatest show on earth? Nowhere near as great as that bottle of beer I’m about to crack open.

    Team GB? Fuck ‘em, who cares?

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  36. 155
    lojolondon says:

    Love to see when the Guardian finally goes bankrupt and Rusberger is looking for work and the only employer is Murdoch!!
    PS. The appalling results at the Guardian is arguably a result of their completely left-wing position on all subjects – alien to all but a handful of readers. So it will be interesting to see when the BBC is forced by market forces to give the people the news from a British perspective or go out of business, what they will chose!

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  37. 158
    Taxfodder says:

    This is all London Olympic Bollocks….

    You know the place where the greedy hoped to clean up…the disinterested overtaxed population voted to stay away or get out of Dodge with their feet, with exception of genuine Olympians the rest are the usual suspects….hangers on, the crooks and establishment scrounger drones and those wanting to get their no talent mugs on the telly or, in the papers to up their flagging profiles.

    Bojo and Ru will be in good company…

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