Thursday, November 15, 2012

Musical SpAds: Giles Kenningham to CCHQ

Eric Pickles’ door-kicking media SpAd Giles Kenningham is taking over the running of the CCHQ press operation for year while Susie Squire covers for Gabby Bertin’s maternity leave.

He’s good…

BBC News Runs Fake Palestinian Casualty Spin Footage

Have a look at this footage running on BBC News of a Palestinian “casualty” being carried away, apparently injured. Then keep watching:

See the whole package here. Lazarus has been found alive and well in the Holy Land!

UPDATE: This just in from a BBC spokesman:
To the best of our knowledge the pictures do not show any kind of ‘staged’ event – and were run in good faith. The footage shown by BBC News was edited from a longer sequence provided by the Reuters news agency in which the man in question is shown being lifted from the ground. He is then given attention at the roadside, before appearing later having recovered. We ran a shorter edit of those pictures, and would point out that some re-uses of our output by others online have compressed the sequence further. Steps have been taken to ensure any re-broadcast reflects the full sequence so that it is absolutely clear to our audiences. 

McAlpine Sues Sally First

Think they call that “making an example of someone”. You bet Sally is regretting be so flippant in her apology earlier in the week…

UPDATE:

http://twitter.com/SallyBercow/status/269100444561838080

Pizza IDF: Show Your Support For Freedom

Once Britain’s grannies knitted woolie hats and gloves for our boys in the trenches, nowadays modern technology means that you can give your support online to those fighting on the side of the righteous by simply clicking on a link.

Guido independently verified the last time the IDF were on the march, that this is a genuine way to show support for Israel’s front-line troops.

PizzaIDF.org organise the delivery of pizzas and Pepsi to troops risking their lives on the frontier of freedom.

Guidogram Going Out Shortly

The Guidogram round-up of the week is going out shortly.

Thousands of Westminster insiders read the Guidogram, everyone from Downing Street insiders to Fleet Street never miss it. Don’t miss out on the ongoing BBC scandals and of course the biggest story of the week – Liz Kendall’s lunch.

Join the conspiracy and become a subscriber to the Guidogram, free, to keep in the loop. You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…

Quote of the Day

Richard Delingpole muses:

“I’m worried that Tories might split the UKIP vote in Corby election.”

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Blanchflower v the Treasury

You know you’ve lost an argument when you threaten to consult your learned friends over a minor twitter spat.

Last night David Blanchflower, Gordon Brown’s favourite former appointee to the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, had a meltdown his old friend would have been proud of:

Guido reminded Danny that, actually, he had made the unfortunate prediction:

If only…

Dave Lee Travis Arrested By Savile Cops

This morning it was reported that a man in his sixties has been arrested by police investigating the Jimmy Savile allegations.

Mark Williams-Thomas, the man who made the original ITV Savile documentary, reports that former BBC radio presenter Dave Lee Travis is the man the cops have taken in for questioning:

Developing…

Rompuy Rehashes Rebate Debate

Herman van Rompuy is not exactly making encouraging noises ahead of the EU budget negotiations next week. Not only does the EU council president’s trillion €uro proposal remain higher than the PM’s target of a real-terms freeze, but he also wants a cut to the UK rebate.

Even Dave will have to say no to that…

Eddie Mair’s Finest Hour


Seen Elsewhere

It’s Time to Speak for England | John Redwood
It Was Me Who Taped Howard Flight | John Woodcock
Indy Editor: We Will Stay Afloat | Press Gazette
English Don’t Want Scotland to Stay at Any Price | Dan Hodges
England Must Have Self-Government Too | Mark Wallace
Next Year’s Election Will Be the Dirtiest Ever | Speccie
Chicken Salmond Runs Away From Sun Cabbie | Sun
Scary No Messages Don’t Add Up | Sun
Feminist War on Children | Laura Perrins
An English Parliament is Inevitable Whatever Happens | Alex Wickham
Union All But Over Even if Scots Vote No | Janan Ganesh


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Gyles Brandreth writes in his memoirs:

“Sunday, May 10, 1998

Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

I was intrigued that, when he took us into his bedroom, the Chancellor rather ostentatiously opened the built-in wardrobes, as if he wanted us to see the women’s frocks that were hanging in there.

They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

I presume he was keen for us to know that he has one — and that she’s not a ‘beard’. I don’t think he does anything without calculation.”



The British media are Hunts says:

Now the SNP know how UKIP voters feel all the time.


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