January 23rd, 2013

Joe Watts to the Standard

Joe Watts, regional lobby hack for the Eastern Daily Press, has got the call up the Evening Standard’s politics team. Swapping Norfolk for the crack of dawn.

Regular readers may remember Joe’s online incarnation LobbyDogCongratulations.


101 Comments

  1. 1
    EU? In out shake it all about says:

    London village talk again.

    As if the world revolves around it – give me strength!

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  2. 2
    Greek in London after Cameron's EU speech says:

    ψηφίσουν ΣΥΡΙΖΑ.

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  3. 3
    Pootal says:

    Does Dawn know her crack is being swapped for Norfolk?

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  4. 4

    Is Dawn on the editorial staff, and do the Standard HAVE a relationship policy?

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  5. 5

    Whale oil.

    Beef hooked.

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  7. 11
    Vote UKIP says:

    Clegg the Smeg says that it is not in our nation’s interest to have a referendum on Europe. But surely it is exactly in our nation’s interest to untie ourselves from a lumbering dinosaur with a dodgy leg. It is this sick dinosaur which has damaged the British economy just as much as the banks did. Outside the EU we are free to trade on our own terms with the rest of the world many parts of which are blooming with heath. And we won’t have to pay them £10billion a year for the privilege.

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    • 14
      Anonymous says:

      Switzerland rejected full EU membership in a referendum about ten years ago and it’s doing well economically.

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      • 16
        CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

        Greece did the opposite and the opposite of Switzerland’s economy happened.

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        • 30
          EU? In out shake it all about says:

          The Swiss still have all the money hidden from dead nazzies, and making interest money on it. HONEST!

          JA! Honistich!

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          • EU? In out shake it all about says:

            christ, sorry for that last vid… should come with an EU warning… asthma or not, laughing.

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          • CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

            Your insane EUSSR supporting ramblings are one of the best things for us EUSSRskeptics.

            You even support preventing people from working which you ludicrously think will lower unemployment!

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          • EU? In out shake it all about says:

            CarryHole – with all I say about ze suiss, I am lucky next time I visit there that I will get through their customs without my bowel being evacuated and prodded – mmmm, yes…. : )

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          • EU? In out shake it all about says:

            Sorry Melanie for taking die pisse, but it had to be done with eine suisee,

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      • 71
        The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

        Twenty plus years ago actually . 1992. Circa .

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    • 17
      Herman van Rumboy says:

      Your Country contributes a net £ 10,000,000,000,00 per annum to the EU. You don’t seriously think we’re going to allow you to walk out of this blessed Union without paying alimony, do you ??

      By the way, we’ll ensure that it’s an acrimonious separation.

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      • 25
        CarryHole is a Dismal Hunt says:

        Separations are best if acrimonious, it reminds you why you’re better off apart.

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        • 83
          Anonymous says:

          There are rules to leaving that could be quite severe in reality. That is why it should not be via a referendum. If Cameron just tried the negotiation for both staying and leaving we could leave or stay on good terms soon.

          However, why would anyone wait until the EU implodes. The world would be better off if there was a few calming influences around when the EU collapses.

          The USSR started the breakup after 58 years and was gone after another 11. The EU has a long history but the basis was put together in 1967. That makes it 51 years old in 5 years time.

          Every uncontrolled, unfettered large government has self-destructed in the past. If they did not we would have a world government by now.

          Also as communication and travel times have shrunk the time to destruction shrinks. It is better to get out now, and allow them to last a lot longer as a smaller system. A friendly exit for the good of the EU would be best for all.

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      • 26
        Norfolf 83a5t says:

        What is Belgium going to do ?
        Invade us???
        You probably could you have more guns a nd we have Neville Camberlain in Number 10 waving bits of paper all whilst his wife is getting a good seeing to from a turkish parking salesman

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      • 74
        The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

        Could you define that. Figure in. Words please. Mister. Rumpy bumboy ???

        I am not very good with excessive zeros .

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    • 43
      albacore says:

      Would you join a club so openly bent
      Its accounts are always too fraudulent
      For its own auditors to certify
      That they’re owt at all but pie in sky?
      Funny, ain’t it, Parliament’s well aware?
      It shirley can’t be that they just don’t care

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/9657673/Audit-seriously-undermines-credibility-of-EU-spending.html

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  8. 23
    Norfolf 83a5t says:

    Dont know who he is nor care
    probably a ten 5 twenty three by the looks of him

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    • 27
      Kebab time gives me a boner says:

      Cutcock – don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

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      • 38
        Anteating beast says:

        The evidence is circumstancial
        All I can say is that women like that kind of thing ergo it is not sensible
        Muzzies also enjoy a spot of genital mutilation more evidence, however,at least they are gender neutral on the issue
        Personally I am quite happy that “the beast” is intact as God intended

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    • 78
      The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

      Sorry. . Confused.

      Is that similar to a four. By two ??

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  9. 29
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  10. 31
    Hoping that Chris gets all that he deserves says:

    Has Mr Justice Sweeney allowed the reporting of any Huhne news beyond him being a bit of a knob?

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    • 40
      get your kit off beast says:

      Nope!
      Just told Hune to put his bra on, make a cup of tea and fire up the Granada

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      • 81
        The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

        Of course. Not. .

        He s going to get off.

        And I. Do. Mean in the legal sense .

        Although what he does with himself afterwards is of course his own ” affair”.

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  11. 33
    (I don't need no doctor) says:

    The down trodden, bitter and twisted John Mann, is pontificating his usual shit, on BBC Parliament.

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    • 41
      Ask the question says:

      But John the blacklists occurred when labour were in power. What did labour do about the issue? John, you’ve gone all quiet.

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  12. 39
    Moussa Koussa Mark 5 says:

    Who is Joe Watts

    Lost your job in the army, Lloyds, flybe today

    No worries P/T roles are available at MacDonalds

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  13. 42
    old SHEP says:

    Those were the days, getting up at the crack of Dawn, fond memories.

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  14. 50
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    I don’t like my bald head because women don’t find too many bald fellas sexy.
    Luckily, I have a hairy arse and can walk around on my hands instead.

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  15. 53
    EU Watch says:

    Cheaper bio-ethanol would be better for the UK and other countries having issues with austerity:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/22/eu-biofuel-usa-idUSL6N0ARDYP20130122

    Looks like EU doesn’t like cheap fuel. And we are not having a referendum because ?

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    • 57
      EU Watch says:

      And the Ch!nese are figuring out:

      2 million vacances + 20% under 25 unemployment = Screwed education system

      – On balance maybe not fair as it assumes the job vacancies are real, but they may have a point.

      http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-01/23/c_132120707.htm

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    • 58
      SP4BS says:

      “Cheap bioethanol” means pouring money into farmer’s pockets.

      Having read the story it seems that the EU has more sense than the USA. wow.

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      • 77
        Polly Pot says:

        Bi ethanol is the greenest green dream.

        it ticks all the greeny boxes.

        Its subsidy heavy and forces UP both food and fuel prices, whilst restricting the spread of that wicked, life saving, GM foodstuffs. it makes the poor poorer and the metropolitan chatterati smugly satisfied.

        I bathe in bio fuel its soooooo green.

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      • 87
        EU Watch says:

        Would have been better to go to WTO on this one, otherwise all the EU have done is reinforced one of the component costs of fuel across the EZ and US exports will be redirected else where. This could lead to some reciprocal action which would be much more damaging.

        Suspect further that the odd subsidy the US are paying in this case may become evident in other areas as they attempt to regain their export markets.

        There are other reasons as well that the US may have wanted to undercut other producers in order to put them out of business. Production of ethanol in Asia to meet this demand has led to the destruction of much rain forest and turned land previously used for food production over to fuel production. Some of the effects of this are starting to be felt right now.

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  16. 56
    Dave"The One Term Prime Minister" Cameron says:

    Some bastards wrote ‘RETARD’ in the snow on my car windscreen this morning.

    It took me 2 fucking hours to lick it off!!

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  17. 62
    RED ED MILLIONAIREBAND says:

    I won’t be able to state my party’s position on the In/Out referendum until I’ve got my orders from my union paymasters.

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  18. 67
    David Cameron says:

    I will vote to stay in Europe.

    So all you arse bandits out there whose sacks are filling up and ready to explode into our faces.

    Kindly fuck off, suckers.

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  19. 69
    Watt Standards. says:

    Another sub standard journalist with no morals aboards the gravy train.

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    Polly Pot says:

    Just saw Sally bending over in the gym… fanny like a bucket.

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