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?


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

    Am I invited?

  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    Why not?

    Murdoch has created more jobs in this country than government.

    (i meaning proper jobs not non jobs)

  3. 3
    Mike Hunt says:

    No, fuck off you cunt.

  4. 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.

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

    Watch out for her right hook, Boris dear.

  6. 6
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    for the horse racing?

  7. 7
    The Apostrophe Police says:

    “Guido has to admire Boris’ cojones”


  8. 8
    Afghanistan Banana Stand says:

    Yes, Tone – you are invited.
    But only if we can tie to the underwater camera.

  9. 9
    Jeremy Hunt says:

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

  10. 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.

  11. 11
    A Slot says:

    Not if you are bringing your wife.

  12. 12
    My Other Van's A Comma says:

    Do you sprinkle commas randomly through everything you type, Elsie?

  13. 13
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    I’m not sure, dear. I do get confused sometimes.

  14. 14
    The Paragnostic says:

    Come on, that’s a bit harsh. She’s a big handsome lass, standing about 18 1/2 hands…

  15. 15
    The public says:

    Who is paying for their tickets?

  16. 16
    eats shit and leaves says:

    no kidding!

  17. 17
    half-baked garden shed says:

    She could be parked in the corner of the pool and her mouth used as an extra filtration system.

  18. 18
    jeremy hunt says:

    is that my brother mike ??

    we used to call each other that word all the time when we were little boys .

    somehow it stuck ….

  19. 19
    Widescreen2010 says:

    Not random: commas should be placed before proper nouns.
    A. Pedant

  20. 20
    j says:

    what d you men the qc whose mouth is colloquially known as bow doors open ??

  21. 21
    Tom Fatson says:

    I demand a full judicial inquiry !

  22. 22
    Elsie Botha (83 and a quarter) says:

    That was clever, dear. You must be a friend of “Your Fat-Fuck Landlord”, then?

  23. 23
    bob holness says:

    leave her alone …

    i d like to see you being able to even dribble at 83 let alone compose a mean killer phrase

    no you may not have a p even if you say please bob

  24. 24
    Pieman says:

    a bogus Chubby Brown has more followers on twitter than PennyRed

  25. 25
    stevie wonder says:

    It reminds me more of a harmonica.

  26. 26
    stevie wonder says:

    Praise the Lord !!! IT’S A MIRACLE !!!

  27. 27
    REALLY!! says:

    Thx. I just got lucky, I guess.

  28. 28
    Vicious Jenny says:

    OT- welcome back, nell *waves*

  29. 29
    James of Avonmouth says:

    Who’s Peter Dominiczak?

  30. 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.

  31. 31
    Boris Tribe says:

    What do you mean bring the Kids? Boris would have to recall a Ken Bendy Bus to fit all his kids on.

  32. 32
    erm... says:

    perhaps murdoch tires of Bliar
    and is looking for a new godfather. Boris no stupid. He wants summit in turn.
    suppose Boris wants murdoch to father all his offsprings.
    ..oh what a world we live in.

  33. 33
    Hans says:


  34. 34
    cheche says:


  35. 35
    Vicious Jenny says:

    Pretty please, bob? I quite fancy a golden shower right now.

  36. 36
    tongue twister says:

    U don’t know how! Yet.

  37. 37
    Mmmm says:

    *holds bible and thinks pure thoughts*

  38. 38
    King James says:

    Do you want to admire my episcopal structure?

  39. 39
    garden shed panty-sniffer says:

    Assuming the world….etc., by that time,Twitter’s servers will cover most of California.

  40. 40
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    Twitter should be renamed twatter.

  41. 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!

  42. 42
    Good News says:

    I’ve been studying your column for some time now ;- )

  43. 43
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Wrong: s-apostrophe-s is incorrect.

  44. 44
    Corinthian style says:

    The abacus is fine and the base is sturdy and unadorned…

  45. 45
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    Bliar should be thrown in the pool and drowned. Unfortunately shit floats.

  46. 46
    Mitt Romney says:

    Whatever happened to the Tea Party ?

  47. 47
    therapy doesn't get much cheaper than this says:

    @ A Slot, half baked garden shed, j, and stevie wonder.

    I see the meds aren’t working E

  48. 48
    Arthur, your moderator for the late afternoon session says:

    Ladies and gentlemen (and I use those terms in their loosest possible sense) PLEASE! This is a workplace, NOT a BDSM fusion emporium. FFS.

  49. 49
    Corіnthіan style ... says:

    Thе аbаcus іs fіпе апd thе bаsе іs sturdy апd uпаdоrпеd…

  50. 50
    Curse of Broon says:

    No invite for me then!

  51. 51
    Corinthian-style says:

    Fuck off Arthur!

    I was saying Thе аbаcus іs fіпе апd thе bаsе іs sturdy апd uпаdоrпеd…

  52. 52
    therapy doesn't get much cheaper than this says:

    @ REALLY!!, tongue twister, Mmmm, King James, Good News.

    I see the meds STILL aren’t working E…

  53. 53
    . says:

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

    Very clever. Outstanding!

  54. 54
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    Pair of useless arsewipes.

  55. 55
    Chipping Norton Commando says:

    Maybe, baby ;- ) Still firing on one cylinder at the mo.

  56. 56
    Moussa Koussa says:

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

    Bod Diamond to dinner perhaps

  57. 57
    James D'beanpole says:

    St. James’ Street, then?

  58. 58
    Moussa Koussa says:

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

  59. 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.

  60. 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 !!!!!!!!!

  61. 61
    nellnewman says:

    Well thing is gordon they won’t pay you to attend and you don’t do anything for free.

  62. 62
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    Proud to be profligate…

  63. 63
    Bof says:

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

  64. 64
    Curse of Broon says:

    We Scots always want expect a reward.

  65. 65
    Education, Edyerkayshun, Eddyookaashun says:


  66. 66
    Tony Bliar resplendant in his white robes says:

    I will be in the pool in my white robes to freely annoint the little ones

  67. 67
    Cutie says:


  68. 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 !!!!

  69. 69
  70. 70
    Moussa Koussa says:

    NEWS FLASH !!!!!!!

    Not a single voter gives a fig about Gov debt !!!!… True

  71. 71
    Anon Hacked off Voter !! says:

    +++++ 68M

  72. 72
    E says:

    No, it doesn’t, ‘therapy doesn’t get much cheaper than this’, petal. Join in the fun The meds may, or may not, be working. Feels nice though.

  73. 73
    Moussa Koussa says:

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

  74. 74
    Spunktacus says:

    I am E! (As well… FFS)

  75. 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

  76. 76
    Moussa Koussa says:

    errrrrrrr Bill Wiggins won TDF

  77. 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.

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

    i hate boris

  79. 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.

  80. 80
    Moussa Koussa says:

    27 million watched the opening ceremony on BBC

    Well Done BBC

  81. 81
    Anonymuos says:

    I have no coins left…

  82. 82
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Sorry should say

    NEWS FLASH !!!!!!!

    Not a single liebour voter gives a fig about Gov debt !!!!… True

  83. 83
    Moussa Koussa says:

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

  84. 84
    nellnewman says:

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

  85. 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.

  86. 86
    oh please! says:

    I doubt that sonny!

  87. 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.

  88. 88
    six empty cans and a brick says:

    Yours will be death.

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    Awww bless, poor ickle Ken never got to be mayor of the Olympic games.

  90. 90
    six empty cans and a brick says:

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

  91. 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!

  92. 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.

  93. 93
    Moussa Koussa says:


    WAS ALL A HOAX !!!!!!


  94. 94
    Moussa Koussa says:

    HA HA. Missed.

  95. 95
    Moussa Koussa says:


  96. 96
    ben dover says:

    Just don’t turn your back on him nell.

  97. 97
    Moussa Koussa says:

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

    Getting ahead of yourselves on the Boris front

  98. 98
    Education, Edyerkayshun, Eddyookaashun says:

    Spillings ??

  99. 99
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Me love you short time …five dollar?

  100. 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

  101. 101
    Moussa Koussa says:


  102. 102
    Moussa Koussa says:

    want a bet

  103. 103
    Wotta Tossa says:


    Not a single person gives a toss about you !! True.

  104. 104
    Anonymous says:

    That’s because they’re so thick they still believe in a magic money tree ffs.

  105. 105
    earlier moniker says:

    Told ya!

  106. 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.

  107. 107
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Plank – In honour of you, a Spelling Nazi

    Spilling = Spelling.

    Its called a malapropism. !!!!

  108. 108
    partial observer says:

    So is E but we still love her.

  109. 109
    Moussa Koussa says:

    I bet SENSATION SEEKING SKY feel stupid now. Plastered all over their site all day. Twats

  110. 110
    Moussa Koussa says:

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

    Says its all really.

  111. 111
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    Not forgetting the beeboid as well

  112. 112
    Tom Twatson says:

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

  113. 113
    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 !

  114. 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 !

  115. 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!!!

  116. 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?

  117. 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 ?

  118. 118
    Mr Hindsight says:

    You really are a dickhead Moussa, I guess you don’t have kids.

  119. 119
    Thank fuck says:

    Good news.

  120. 120
    Kenneth Moron says:

    Your moniker gives me a wooden, sir.

  121. 121
    Anonymous says:

    Piss off E.

  122. 122
    Moussa Koussa says:

    oh really, read other posts. Neo Nuts complaining that the BBC DIDNT give the story enough prominence

  123. 123
    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.

  124. 124
    erm... says:

    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.

  125. 125
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Imitation – I’m flattered. Those who have nothing to say, are reduced to this.

    PS When will Boris be inviting Bob Diamond to tea and Mitt to lunch.

    By the way Boris, visiting times at Brixton prison are between 14:00 – 18:00 every 2nd Wednesday. I’m sure all of Murdoch’s ex employees will be delighted to see you.

  126. 126
    David Chaytor, Elliot Morley, Jim Devine says:

    Just try not to drop the soap.

  127. 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.

  128. 128
    Anonymous says:

    He IS a kid, real name Jonty Pryor, and a right bellend.

  129. 129
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

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

  130. 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.

  131. 131
    Fish says:

    Afterwards, Gordon and his missus could take them back to ‘theirs’ for one of their pyjama parties.

    On second thoughts, better not let him anywhere near our athletes.

  132. 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.

  133. 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.

  134. 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.

  135. 135
    Forkbender says:

    VJ you could apply to the Bullingdon club in late September, I am sure they would oblige

  136. 136
    Forkbender says:

    Good point

  137. 137
    Katya says:

    You told me I was the only one, my teddy bear.

  138. 138
    Forkbender says:

    The name sounds foreign to me

  139. 139

    Not interested.

  140. 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.

  141. 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.

  142. 142
    moby dick says:

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

  143. 143
    Jim Naughty says:

    I always call you that as well.

  144. 144
    Ken Livingtoad says:

    Hy Boris, you promised to invite me too. Where’s my invite.

  145. 145
    BoJo says:

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

  146. 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!

  147. 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?

  148. 148
    Anonymous says:

    With that move Boris has lost all credibility with me.
    Slime is contagious.

  149. 149
    the less famous E says:

    Pompous twat.

  150. 150
    the less famous E says:

    Pompous twat. I eat ppl like you for breakfast, don’t I?

  151. 151
    Frwnzl says:

    Whatever next? Will he fly to Iarsel and crawl up Nettie’s bum, like Mitt?

  152. 152
    Lie Detector Van says:

    Why are you glued to it, then?

  153. 153
    erm... says:

    boris good for a fling. is not serious about the mechanics of power.. parliament for instance. he is a cult figure. ….and good luck to him.

  154. 154
    erm... says:

    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.

  155. 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!

  156. 156
    Ava Banana says:

    Then you new name would be Viscous Jenny. By the way is Spinning your sister?

  157. 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….

  158. 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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