January 15th, 2013

Guardian Goes Under

Guardian CEO Andrew Miller has just announced to staff that they are going under and launching an Australian version sponsored by shadowy antipodean billionaire Graeme Wood. The on-line entrepreneur was investigated in a political corruption case in 2011 after giving the largest ever political donation in the country’s history: $1.6 million to the Greens. Guardian Deputy Editor Katherine Viner is being transported as the “losing ten pounds a minute” pom. Another rival of Ian Katz conveniently cleared out of the way…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    I am sure it will be a success………….

  2. 2
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Ooohhh, you tease.

  3. 3

    Great, another lefty vanity project.

  4. 4
    Shire Tory says:

    There is a God

  5. 5
    hank the cat says:

    If they print the same crap in Aussie as they do here,will be intresting to see if the Aussies will buy it

  6. 6
    Polly resplendant in her budgie smugglers says:

    G’day I shall be looking for a house in Cairns I think

  7. 7


    the ultimate pay out on vanity publishing!

    Will it be a News Paper or just a self indulgent political scam like The Guardian in The UK?

    Sounds like it will be like here and just a media toy of a rich and irresponsible individual.

    Only a fool would invest in the dead tree industry in the face of technology and the fast vanishing market so it can not be an investment just a self indulgence for a man with more money than sense on an ego trip.


  8. 8
    Titanic Captain says:

    Anybody care to help move some deck chairs?

  9. 9
    hank the cat says:

    Mind you Sydney is stuffed to the gunnels with benders

  10. 10
    Lab Kebab Time says:

    You gave it two minutes from the time of the posting to come to this conclusion…..I personally think it will be a failure, but then I had 5 minutes to digest this news.

  11. 11
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Government about to admit their original estimate of 6 million new immigrants is wrong and is revised up to 10 million. Wow 10 million new Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants coming to a street near you!

  12. 12
    F5 Key says:

    Thank you

  13. 13
    hank the cat says:

    But Dave says it will be good for the economy

  14. 14
    F6 Key says:

    Sometimes in the dash to refesh I keep getting fucking pressed unintentionally.

  15. 15
    CNTRL-ALT-DEL says:

    I am not pressed anywhere near often enough

  16. 16
    BBC says:

    *claps hands* We can advertise for our foreign staff here

  17. 17
    Operation Crossbow says:


    Those nasty white posh boys from Oxford hey BBC?

  18. 18
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Why would anyone invest in a failed / failing brand & product with limited market appeal?

  19. 19
    Not guilty says:

  20. 20
    Jimmy says:

    So what?

  21. 21
    Jimmy the sockpuppet says:


  22. 22
    Loan Notes says:


  23. 23
    Jimmy says:

    A stuck up little englander racist bigot like you needs to ask?

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Yeah..one, as opposed to the multitude of ‘Righty’ ones endorsed by News Corp, Mail Trust, Telegraph group etc.

  25. 25
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    Good choice Polly … try Edge Hill, it is fairly posh.

  26. 26
    BOOOORING !!! says:

  27. 27
    Tax is theft says:

    You rotten sod Fawkes – you got my hope up..

  28. 28
    Anonymous Coward says:

    Get (and use) your own moniker or are you to much of a bed wetter?

  29. 29
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    You are on fire today Jimmy – devastating repartee, incisive, original.

    I may as well just relinguish all independent thought & belief in the face of the sheer magnificence of your intellectual insight.

  30. 30
    Bunting Salesman says:

    I know, I nearly booked me and the wife a round the world cruise. Good job I read the actual piece (unlike Kebab)

  31. 31
    Calamity Clegg says:

    It’s long been a truism that the Liberal Democrats are the most devious party in British politics. Dirty tricks and underhand methods are their stock-in-trade at elections, as bruised and battered Tory and Labour candidates will testify.

  32. 32
    Not a BBC spokesperson says:

    Excellent, we’ll be extremely kind to them in every single article that involves immigrants – think of how much extra license money we’ll get!!
    Drinks all round!

  33. 33
    Casual Observer says:

    Will be interesting to see how it flies down there. Not sure if compatible with a social diet based on Vegimite and a dislike of abo’s.

  34. 34
    Sunny Jim says:

    Bugger – at first I thought that this rag had finally tanked…

  35. 35
    Archer Karcher says:

    If you have a DWP property portfolio, life will be very good. For the rest of us, not so.

  36. 36
    Jimmy the Dhimmi says:

    Said the pathetic wee nondescript.

  37. 37
    A Romanian says:

    I can’t wait for Jan. 2014. I’m coming with my wife and 12 kids, and horse and caravan. Looking for a pitch in a place called Witney.

  38. 38
    Archer Karcher says:

    Err, I think you will find the ones you named actually make a profit and have a readership. Unlike the un-read and unreadable Guardian, which exists purely as a lefty, elitist, vanity crutch.

  39. 39
    CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:


    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has reported a sharp rise in profits

    Here that word… Profit. That’s why it’s not a vanity project.

  40. 40
    Casual Observer says:

    The guy is a convicted arsonist. Trust a convict ?

  41. 41
    Confederation of Landlords masquerading as MP's says:


  42. 42
    Sir William says:

    I think they’ll find it tough to compete with The Age.

  43. 43
    CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

    Sorry Sir, But your Race card provider says that it’s massively overdrawn and we’ll have to keep it.

  44. 44
    Alt_gr says:

    You need alt_gr-down tab for this story

  45. 45
    8illy Smart says:

    Don’t forget the dancing bears

  46. 46
    Sinking Feeling says:

    First Mate Cameron: Yes I can help, we need some more deck chairs over there on the left of the deck.

    First Mate Miliband: No, no, no, we need far more deck chairs over on the far left of the deck.

    First Mate Clegg: You’re both wrong, we need to put all our deck chairs on the S.S. Espew. If we lash them all together, we may stop her from going down.

  47. 47
    Sir William says:

    Do they realise that “guardian” is Sydney slang for a condom?

  48. 48
    Someone Had To Do The Obvious Joke Here says:

    And Sydney’s not complaining, he being a bender himself…

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    When the BBC read out the announcement about the Observer “withdrawing from publication….. the Julie Burchill article about transexuals” I was convinced that they were going to announce the end of the print edition. Surely its only a matter of time though – no point owning a vanity mouthpiece if no-one is reading its output?

  50. 50
    Nigel Farage viewing from a safe distance on his RIB says:


  51. 51
    Archer Karcher says:

    I am sure their victims found life around these scumbags, very boring too. ‘Rubbing their faces in it’ was the term used, I believe.

  52. 52
    Red Egg Millitit... says:


    Guess where the offenders originate…. ??

  53. 53
    Kamar, Akhtar, Anjum, Assad, Mohammed, Bassam, Mohammed, Zeeshan and Bilal says:

    Thanks be to Allah for useful idiots

  54. 54
    Onan the Rotarian says:

    They will lap up the greeny climate doomsday crap.

  55. 55
    Kamar, Akhtar, Anjum, Assad, Mohammed, Bassam, Mohammed, Zeeshan and Bilal says:

    If they’re brown, he’ll go down.

  56. 56
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Hmmmm just spotted an earlier post on same topic…..

  57. 57
    Red Egg Millitit... says:

    Nothing to do with race…. move along !!

  58. 58
    BBC says:

    Great idea, we can do a strictly come dancing spectacular. Can you imagine Keith Chegwin on the dancing with a Grizzly? I can

  59. 59
    Kamar, Akhtar, Anjum, Assad, Mohammed, Bassam, Mohammed, Zeeshan and Bilal says:

    We tried to join the Chipping Norton set but, for some reason, they didn’t make us feel very welcome.

  60. 60
    Casual Observer says:

    And guess is still being covered up:


    Oxford & Cherwell College…

  61. 61
    BBC says:

    Is that an Egg and Poon race?

  62. 62
    Council Pot Hole repairer says:

    You can join the chipping set.

  63. 63
    proper-gahan-da says:

  64. 64
    Still don't get it says:

    Has that anything to do with Anus Bridger and ‘Tiger Woods of Fleet Street’ ?

  65. 65
    keredybretsa says:

    Australia might be a little too hot for these leftie poms!

  66. 66
    An Impertinent Infidel says:

    Tell us how you support your wife and kids, you scrounging sonofabitch.

  67. 67
    ǝǝquʎoʇ ʎllod says:

    ˙pǝsnɯɐ ʇou ǝɹɐ ǝʍ

  68. 68
    Ctrl/S key says:

    X off

  69. 69
    The BBC says:

    We buy as many copies as we can, perhaps a licence fee increase would help.

  70. 70
    Bolshevik Broadcasting Corpse says:

    Would that be “mimi’s in bad wigs”?

  71. 71
    Peter Grimes says:

    The arsewipe Guardian is to get its own Uncle Rupie, eh!

    Well I never! If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!

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