January 8th, 2013

Lobby Faces Female Backlash

Last night Guido stood in solidarity with the shunned female journalists of the Lobby. After No.10 explained Dave and Nick only granted questions to men at yesterday’s mid-term review because none of the political editors in attendance were female, we named and shamed the chauvinist Mirror and New Statesman as having no female Lobby hacks between them. Guido’s feminist allies agreed:

The usual suspects were still stuck in their old ways however:


Vid via @liarpoliticians


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

    Fire in the disco, fire in the gates of hell.

  2. 2
    Harridan Harmanhater says:

    Get rid of men.

  3. 3

    Strange chaps, women.

    Jimmy, Reggie Perrin’s brother-in-law

  4. 4
    Scotticanus Ortus says:

    Why is childcare considered to be a women-only topic? I’m fairly certain there are lots of men with children out there – in fact, it seems biologically likely that most children have a father…

  5. 5
    Tosspot says:

    Looks like no one to mother the children then.

  6. 6
    Christian Grey says:

    I was struck by the sea of greyness as well……no pretty young female lobby fodder who I could instruct to bend over and receive my justice….such a shame.

  7. 7
    Gordon says:

    A woman’s place is in the home.

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    A Reggie Perrin fan? Now it all makes sense.

  9. 9
    Mothers should be mothers not strangers to their children says:

    So if the lobby were to be full of female journos who would be looking after their sprogs?

    Don’t tell me a servant on hire.

  10. 10
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Irene Fawkes?

  11. 11
    gramma says:

    For many, the farther the better.

  12. 12

    Benjamin Franklin’s virtues:

    2. Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.

  13. 13
    Casual Observer says:

    Interesting observation: This could be about projection over sexism or misogyny though.

    There has been a subtle shift in the way the media is presenting itself which is to do with some issues going on in the middle east, as can be seen in the nominations currently going through over in the US.

    Women featuring less questioning the leaders is more likely about an apparent introduction of distance to !srael, and showing some in the world that men are indeed men. Also, it does continue the theme of managing out liberalism (hence this is not really an ‘issue’…) whilst saving some politically devisive questions from being asked at an inappropriate time.

  14. 14
    Joe Public says:

    Surely they were all at home looking after the kids

  15. 15
    Bluto says:

    The dichotomy of feminism. They want to do everything that men do (except serve as infantrymen in wars) and be treated equally but when it comes to children and other feminist issues suddenly they are different and want special privileges.

  16. 16
    CarryHole is a complete Hunt says:

    Definition of Feminism:
    Sexist promotion of women at the expense of men.

  17. 17
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    When will the Unions who control Labour elect a female leader of the Party?

    The Tories are again decades ahead of them on progressive feminist values.

  18. 18

    That Nadine fellow is a woman, isn’t he?

  19. 19
    CarryHole is a complete Hunt says:

    Silent bob would be the only commenter here then!

  20. 20
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    When we touch, when we kiss….

  21. 21
    Bluto says:

    Presser? Yuk!

    What joy Britain might be without Westminster, its lobby and the Americanised and Euro-trashed Londonerati.

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    That’s you fucked then.

  23. 23
    Silent Bob says:
  24. 24
    Bluto says:

    So the Tory leader is really a cross-dressing lesbian then?

  25. 25

    (e) Mission accomplished.

  26. 26
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    Women are just female window dressing.

  27. 27
    Sir William says:

    The verb in your pseudonym should be singular rather than plural and ‘North’ needs a definite article.

  28. 28
    Sir William says:

    Plural rather than singular. Silly me.

  29. 29
    hank the cat says:

    Heard on the radio yesterday, Sarah Teather Lmpdem MP is known as the Right Hon Member for Watership Down as she resembles a rabbitt

  30. 30
  31. 31
    Mrs Jack Dromey says:

    Good article Guido

  32. 32
    Fish says:

    Yes, he’s really called Henry

  33. 33
    Max Mosley says:

    A female backlash? I feel the bat-squeak of desire.

  34. 34
    hank the cat says:

    Dangerous ground, once there is precedent they will flog it to death

  35. 35

  36. 36
    JH523322345623 says:

    Your obesity policy looks like it is going from strength to strength Diane.

  37. 37
    hank the cat says:


  38. 38
    Sir William says:

    Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy.

  39. 39
    Childfree says:

    What makes you think that
    a) everyone has kids?
    b) their kids aren’t grown up?

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Yeah, up yer bumhole as you like it?

  41. 41
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    I would just like to know what incisive questions any of these women who were refused access wanted to ask the Prime Minister.

    It such questions could be put in written form and answered by the PM by 6.00Pm then everything can be placed on the internet and honor restored so that we can all move on.

  42. 42
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Cannot see what is wrong with being in the kitchen !

  43. 43
    The Svelte Diane Abbott MP says:


  44. 44
    riddled wiv 'em says:

    Now, if it was a poof in a dress…..

  45. 45
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    It wos labours educashun policys wot dun it !

  46. 46
    Classicist says:

    ‘Irene’ means ‘peace’. I suggest ‘Tisiphone’ (vengeful destruction).

  47. 47
  48. 48
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    A aaah come on Irene…….. classic song :)

  49. 49
    David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

    What? The bedroom is better? you dirty beast…..

  50. 50
    David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

    It’s a play on words – always aim to have at least two meanings in a name, even if it breaks the rules of grammar, bit like poetry.

  51. 51
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Looking like a weeble, I would have thought Diane would have kept her gob shut re obesity policies.

  52. 52
    Johnny says says:

    I don’t care whether the lobby journalists are men or women, I just want them to be competent and prepared to ask difficult questions.

  53. 53

    For an anonymong, you don’t make a bad projectionist.

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    Quite a lot of them are probably Gay, does that count?
    Maybe some of them were women, how do you know these days?

  55. 55

    Meaning 1: I am a toilet seat
    Meaning 2: Hoots and shits

    Like that, you mean?

  56. 56
    David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

    Driving old boy?

  57. 57
    Eve says:

    Now you are just trying to rib me.
    I would agree however that moving from feminine to feminist the growth of a moustache appears compulsary.

  58. 58

    The monastic allusions sheltered within her name conjure up images of her in the refectory rather than at prayer or engaged in worthwhile tasks.

  59. 59
    David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

    Yes, bit like that Cat.

    But feel free to chose between me or Dave who it is – maybe I have something in common with him. MUMMY!!

  60. 60
    David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

    why is it we always start fires?

  61. 61
    David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

    …to end gossip.

  62. 62
    Bishops Finger says:

    A mighty fine Ale

  63. 63
    rank rank says:

    I thought it goes I came on Irene??

  64. 64
    David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

    yes, the hippopotamus…

  65. 65
    David Cameron types always shits on North of England says:

    with spanish subtitles,

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    Get your projection away from me you fucking perv!

  67. 67
    I don't want to share the same air as Edinburgh socialist dogshite says:

    I am an equalist. Journalism in this country is a pathetic joke. Both male and female are equally shoddy in their approach to journalism these days.

  68. 68

    Have you ever thought about women instead of your right hand?

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    piss off you dirty fucker, your mind always full of filth, I feel sorry for the women you’ve defiled.

  70. 70
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    ..its my desire…

  71. 71
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Silly you.

    Obviously went to a Labour comprehensive school & have no idea about British history – ancient or otherwise.

  72. 72
    Sandra in Accounts says:


    Show yourself some respect – just because your food is free & subsidised by the taxpayer does not mean you have to eat as much as you can.

    Gross, unedifying gluttony is terrible to see in a woman.

    Just stop.

    Say no to that extra trolley of free taxpayer food.

    Put the fork down woman.

  73. 73

    Would you like a cup of tea, vicar?

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    I wouldn’t even eat your fucking shit you tramp rimming old git

  75. 75

    According to you, one moment I am defiling women en masse and the next I am rimming tramps.

    Make your mind up!

    I bet you have a Buridan’s Ass moment every time you try to claim your benefits…

  76. 76
  77. 77
    Women, know your limits says:

    If that’s the quality of the girly journos, no wonder they don’t get invited. Still, at least the tea gets made.

  78. 78
    Old Fella says:

    I like that last tweet from Helen Lewis, “Apparently @GuidoFawkes does not have a lobby pass. Also, he is a woman called Irene.” If that last one is true Guido should we now call you Irene (where does she get that one from or is there something we don’t know)

  79. 79
    Bugalugs says:

    No, not wacists – weightists.

  80. 80
    Bugalugs says:

    … and honestly report replies.

  81. 81
    Bugalugs says:

    ..plus, who the hell is she?

  82. 82
    Anonymous says:

    Wasn’t he a radical Irish socialist, kevin whatever his name was.

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Old enough to be my mother, but, By God I thought Reggie’s wife was sexy.

  84. 84
    Marion the Cat says:

    SC has only just come back, thank God, we were much impoverished without his contribution. Please respect the views of ALL felines and keep your playground insults to your own group of like minded simpletons.

  85. 85
    Marion the Cat says:

    Carla Mendonca, purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  86. 86
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    your desire?

  87. 87
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    ach Sandra in Accounts, when giving you my receipts for monthly expenses, might as well post this, for others, to put them out of their misery. And I am DC types shit in a new name, by the way,

    And meeting tories in their, ahem!, bars (with the KATOOSH! whip, removed),

  88. 88
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    oh should I say, Sandra, Moneypenny?

  89. 89
    Long balls Silver and his goat says:

    or, not oh, Moneypenny, sorry, Sandra.

  90. 90
    Diddley says:

    Hi Irene!

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