January 7th, 2013

Where Have All the Women Gone?


Not many talking points from this afternoon’s snooze-fest mid-term review, though Dave and Nick’s failure to take a single question from a female journalist was noted by many. No. 10 told the BBC that “none of the TV or newspaper political editors there” were female as an explanation. To be fair to them the Lobby is hardly brimming with females.  Some chauvinist media outlets are particularly guilty…

The Mirror’s all-male political team is made up of James Beattie, Tom McTague, James Lyons, Mark Ellis, Paul Routledge and Kevin Maguire, with the Sunday Mirror’s passholders made up of Vincent Moss and Nick Buckley. As for that bastion of feminism the New Statesman? Jason Cowley and Rafael Behr have Lobby passes, but there is a grand total of zero for the Staggers’ female staff. As an ardent feminist, Guido says shame on them…

UPDATE: Guido was not the only one to notice:


  1. 1
    David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:



  2. 2
    Jay says:

    You sure it was the Coalition Review and not a Freemasons ball?


  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    How many were there from Daily Star ?


  4. 4
    James Delingpole says:

    more leftie feminist stuff,GF is going to the dogs


    • 14
      Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

      Guido is just my type of ardent feminist.


      • 26
        David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

        If Guido is a positive feminist, then I’m off.

        Only good place for a woman is in the kitchen or the bedroom, whichever required.


  5. 5
    hypocrisy much? says:

    i bet it is brimming with women in your office, harry coles personal hairdresser aside.


  6. 6
    Welshracer says:

    Well you could always send Harry to the next one dressed up in a nice frock with high heels and blond wig…..


  7. 7
    hagbag says:

    Hattie (what principles shall I adopt today?) will be on the case.


  8. 8
    Joke O'Burn says:

    It’s a little boys club. You can imagine them in short trousers, playing conkers or swapping trump cards.


  9. 9
    London Cabbie says:

    What the fuck you talking abaht you metrosexual paddy twat? Clegg is Cameron’s bitch and the biggest girl’s blouse there.


  10. 11
    Maggie Latcher says:

    How many women are on Guido’s team?!


  11. 12
    Owen Jones says:

    The only way “Order Order ” could be worse would be if it was printed in Comic Sans


  12. 13
    Terrible But True says:

    No Laura K to keep up her awesome series of tweets on which political stud-muffin comes through doors, suitably embellished depending on how enamoured she is with them (or their party… or, possibly, in comparison, the door)?


  13. 17
    @ohthisbloodypc says:

    Please do something about those Cillit Bang adverts.

    It’s bad enough one ad blaring out. But two barry Scotts at the same time, slightly out of sync, are really annoying


  14. 20
    Ticket Master says:

    A few tickets remaining for ” An Evening with Rolf ” at The Southbank. 8th Feb.


  15. 21
    There's always a simple explanation says:

    Why aren’t there more women in the Cabinet?

    Girls don’t go to Eton so they are not qualified!


  16. 23
    Red Len says:

    Who are the female staff working for Guido? Anyone? For shame!


  17. 24
    I don't nee d no do ctor says:

    So many non stories in one day. Gu ido is beginning to make Sarah Brown look interesting.


  18. 30
    I am not related to Edinburgh dogshite says:

    No self respecting female wants to work for the Mirror.


  19. 32
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Are they not all off sleeping with Labour politicians?


  20. 33
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Or picking the kids up from school perhaps?


  21. 34
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Whatever happened to Guido’s bit of skirt that used to do the videos? Much better looking than Ne@ Guido


  22. 35
    Dolly Parton says:

    Stand by your manwoman.


  23. 40
    keredybretsa says:

    Where have all the ladies gone. Can’t all be locked in a lavaTORY from monday to saturday!!!!!


  24. 41
    Eve Peasant says:

    It does often seem from my own twitter politics geek feed that it’s pretty male…

    Come on then Guido, giz a job. I think Order Order as good to be a part of as The Telegraph ;-)


  25. 42
    Mrs Crewe says:

    Kevin Maguire is whiny little bitch does that count?


  26. 43
    Vacuous Unpaid Labour Intern Esq. says:

    Err, this is just a bit of advertising. We’re totally desperate for ideas. Please can you come and help us out? Glasman and Cruddas have been brainstorming for 2 years and have nothing. We don’t mind if they’re lefty or righty thoughts anything will do as the policy vacuum cant go on past 2014. We’ll need to present a manifesto late in 2014 and if we don’t come up with a couple of ideas soon the Ed’s have threatened us with Brown and his amazing flying Nokia. We’re really scared.



  27. 44

    Ze wimmen, zay are making sweet lurve in zair wardrobes, va va voom…


  28. 45
    Owen Jones says:

    Women are the reason I am a homosexual.


  29. 46
    Strolling Bones says:

    Nice tie though, Mr Boulton… maybe *that* was chose by a woman?


  30. 47
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Burley is one tough hombre Boulton.


    • 54
      bandersnatch says:

      She is by far may favourite lady interviewer. That laugh she has. If you could put it Molotov cocktails it would finish off the Taliban for sure.


  31. 48
    Anonymous says:

    Tory boys don’t know what to do with girlies.

    That’s why Tory women are always off fucking real men.


  32. 51
    Boulton Paul Defiant says:

    Send in La Toynbee.


  33. 53
    bandersnatch says:

    More to the point where has Guido gone? Having a week end off? All these threads seem to have been started days ago. Don’t spose it matters as they are good ‘uns.


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Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

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