February 22nd, 2013

Guardian Goes on Strike

Scabs beware: the NUJ are taking no prisoners for this afternoon’s Guardian and Observer strike. The walls at Kings Place have been emblazoned with shouty red “stop work” posters and hacks are being warned not to break ranks. Friday evening without them, what will we do…

Via @KevinJRawlinson


  1. 1
    Ah! Monika 2013 +1 says:

    How will we know if this is true?

  2. 2
    For those who missed last night's Question Time says:


  3. 3
    BBC headline says:

    We will not be reporting on this:-

    Jimmy Savile: BBC acting like ‘secret service’ as 3,000 pages of evidence are released

    THE BBC is facing further embarrassment today as thousands of pages of evidence from an inquiry into Newsnight’s decision to drop its Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation are set to published.

  4. 4
    Loopy Lou says:

    But don’t you actually have to start work before you can stop it ?

  5. 5
    For those who missed last night's Question Time says:

    Another LOL moment.

  6. 6
    Vince Cable says:

    More Fabricant gold:
    “Just spotted Vince Cable in Eastleigh looking like a war criminal with hat pulled over face”

    … and the difference between our choice of head covering is that mine has an obvious purpose

  7. 7
    Bert Camus says:

    Is it true that the Grauniad is behind the Save out Libraries Campaign because without Library sales their circulation figures would collapse

  8. 8
    A miserable old bastard says:

    Shouldn’t it say “STOP WROK”?

  9. 9
    QT says:

    Well said, hitchins.

  10. 10
    No steps forward 100 steps back says:

    Was QT actually live last night or was it recorded the day before and this bit left in to embarrass the NuCons.

  11. 11
    Breathless in Corby says:

    I purchased a copy of the Guardian in 1982.

    Never again.

  12. 12
    Bert says:


  13. 13
    Tom Tit says:

    I used to in a shop work round the corner from the Guardian’s office in London, what a bunch of up their own arses little fuckheads they all were. Vile middle class c’unts each and every one. Spoke to us like we were scum Sack the fucking lots of them, then watch them have a mutual wank off on Twitter like any one gives a flying monkey fuck.

  14. 14
    Oh yes we will but says:

    However, the BBC has redacted over 90 pages of evidence in which staff, including Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman, are highly critical of senior executives.

  15. 15
    Silent Bob says:

  16. 16
    The Guardian says:

  17. 17
    Horst Hinderburger says:

  18. 18
    The Observer says:

  19. 19
    Drone says:

    It’s much better nowadays…

  20. 20
    The Daily Express says:


  21. 21
    A miserable old bastard says:


  22. 22
    Drone says:

    Tit by name…

  23. 23
    Owen's mummy says:

    Owen – You should be at home preparing for school next week!

  24. 24
    P l e b says:

    Surely nobody buys the Daily Express? Please tell me no one buys the Express.

  25. 25
    Tom Tit says:

    Is really? Read it on your fucking Ipad do ya? Standing about in Costa in your flannel check shirt with your little beard like a c’unt do ya? Ride a fixed wheel bike do ya?


  26. 26
    A miserable old bastard says:

    It’s just someone being arrested for having ginger hair.

    Nothing to see here, move along.

  27. 27
    Dirty Desmond says:

    Certified circulation 2 billion. Honest Guv!

  28. 28
    Pundit too too says:

    Not on BBC so it cannot be true.
    Yesterday was full of Guardian quotes on Today, World at One etc etc.
    Quiet bliss today.

  29. 29
    Residing in 96.99% white Merseyside says:

    I think I once bought a copy when it was still “The Manchester Guardian”.

  30. 30
    BBC Big Brother Comptroller says:

    We have learnt how to hide reports and to waste public money defending this act (Balen), as well as to censure all our reports for damage limitation.
    So there – put that in your pipe and smoke it!

  31. 31
    Lord Darnley says:


  32. 32
    La Fold says:

    I like the cut of your jib Tom Tit. Forgotten how many times ive fallen out with the memeber sof the Hitler Youth Ramblers Association when ivc been on my way over to White Heart Lane. All bearda and turned up jeans. horrible.

  33. 33
    A miserable old bastard says:

    I last bought a copy when Manchester still had a Roman garrison.

    Only joking. I’ve never bought a copy.

  34. 34
    BOB CROW says:

    Its all fatchurs folt.

  35. 35
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    No it is not. The newsprint comes off on your bum now!

  36. 36
    Extremely ancient seafarer says:

    Back in my day, seated on the sofa listening to Radio Luxembourg on 248 metres medium wave, Friday night was always “Amami night” when one washed what remained of one’s lustrous locks and drank Horlicks to avoid what was then known as ‘night starvation’.

    Has much changed in the interim?

  37. 37
    dutchy says:

    In the good old days when I used to fly from Glasgow to HR in business class they used to hand out the ‘free national newspapers’ to everyone starting at the front of the cabin. Of course all the ‘real papers’ went quickly but the poor sods in the back of the business class got a stark choice between ‘The Herald’ and The Guardian, they always took the Herald !!! I believe in a token gesture, scruffy people in coach got The Guardian to read FREE. To cap it all I once had to sit next to Kirtsy Wark for the ‘whole journey’ and believe me she is an ugly, arrogant shit !!!

  38. 38
    Grrr says:

    I used to lisetn to Radio 4 – many moons ago – until I realised that about 80% of guests and commentators came from Socialist organisations.

  39. 39
    Grrr says:

    I was at the Groniad HQ last year – if you want to meet rich, pompous, self-important, ignrorant wankers – then this it the place for you.

    Doubt one in 1000 of them had ever had a real job or done a day’s honest work – more cut glass accents than Henley.

  40. 40
    George says:

    Perhaps the BBC and Sky news will take heed that no-one reads the Guardian other than left wing ideologists and stop paying Polly Toynbee to express her warped views. Is she striking or being paid anyway as a columnist?

    It’s a dying rag and its journalists are hastening it’s demise .

  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    if the guardian does not get a good price for autotrader then it is sunk, as this money will be used to fund its losses.

    during the years of plenty it splashed its cash on half baked ventures (except autotrader) rather than investing it in index linked bonds.

    the observer will be next to be axed to be replaced by a 7 day guardian paper

  42. 42

    Just exactly who do these journalists think they are serving by denying the Guardian to their sparse readership?

  43. 43
    Postal Votes are Labour Loo Paper says:

    Disaaaaaaaaaaaster. What will I use to wipe my bum on?

  44. 44
    Jumbo says:

    Demented middle class trots. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their arseholes.

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