July 18th, 2013

New Lobby Mili-Spinner: Runners and Riders

Paul Waugh has put the cat among the pigeons today with his news that Bob Roberts will be hiring a Deputy Director of Communications at the Labour Party, with a lobby figure in the running:

“As for those in the running, there have been worries among some in the Shadow Cabinet that some journos tipped for the post are a tad too close to Gordon Brown’s former aides for comfort. It hasn’t gone unnoticed that one Lobby journo in particular has been Tweeting stuff of late that suggests just that…”

Who could Waugh be talking about? A cursory glance at Damian McBride’s Twitter feed shows that his most recent interactions have been with Paddy O’Flynn, Matthew d’Ancona and Patrick Hennessy. Given O’Flynn is seeking to become and a UKIP MEP and d’Ancona is Cameroon through-and-through, Guido is confident about ruling those two out. Hennessy on the other hand?

The Sindy’s Jane Merrick also talks to the old Brownite regularly, but Guido reckons her husband Toby Helm would be a better fit for the job. It’s  not as if he’s adverse to doing Labour’s dirty work already and it would be a promotion in terms of influence from the dying Observer. James Kirkup is another McBride fan, though Guido is not sure he’s a Labour man. James Lyons is surely having too much fun winding up Cameron from the Mirror to make it official, while it would be too big a pay cut for Kevin Maguire. He’s hardly a fan of Miliband either…

Vincent Moss from the Sunday Mirror would not be a crazy hire, though to Guido there is only one name that sticks out from the crowd to fix Ed’s media problems. Cometh the hour, cometh the Hodges…


  1. 1

    They can ride each other for all I care.


  2. 2
    nellnewman says:

    Are you talking Dan Hodges?

    If so – I thought he was blairite and he hardly seems a fan of militwit?

    Why would anybody at the moment want to throw up a safe job and throw their lot in with the loser militwit. Not a sensible career move is it?


    • 9
      B Boyd says:

      Wot, no Beeboids on the list? Loyal lefties, well connected…


      • 15
        Leonid McCluski says:

        Don’t fret comrade, I’ll make sure our brothers in the Bolshevik Broadcasting Collective are involved.


    • 17
      broderick crawford says:

      are you colloquialising Hodges as in Hodge ?

      Surely not the Leona Helmsley of the Stemcorian Guard ??!!


  3. 5



    Why do we need a Trident replacement
    when we have the most efficient killer
                    known to mankind?
                      The Labour Party





    • 18
      broderick crawford says:

      what are all the hash tags for Cat do you need feeding ?/
      Corned beef hash-tag OK ??


    • 26

      The point of Trident is to kill the other side. The point of Socialism is to kill as many of your own side as possible – cf Adolf and his Labour Camps, Joseph and the starvation of his countrymen, Mao’s Great Leap Forward, Pol Pot and his Killing Fields. Labour’s attempt to turn NHS hospitals into death camps is chicken feed by comparison.


  4. 6
    Labour is a criminal party says:

    Given how often Hodges criticises Labour, I’m surprised his fugly marxist mum Glenda Jacko hasn’t killed him. A woman? Not on my terms.


    • 19
      broderick crawford says:

      oh come on !!

      she was wonderful as a balding fetid smelling tooth lacking Elizabeth I in the film …..some years back mind …

      she was also very good in early film versions of the romcom opposite george segal
      (quiller memorandum , king rat et al )


    • 25
      Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

      She can only be understood by book clubs in Camberwell and Camden so it’s fine it wins votes to apologise and then set out how Labour’ll grease the pole for more do nothing regulators, committees and bureaucracies. Quangos galore!


  5. 8
    Steve Miliband says:



  6. 10
    Owen Jones says:

    Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me Me me me me me me me!…………………………………….Please


  7. 12
    The Diary of Damien (DAH DAH, DAH DAH) McBride-of FrankenBroon, aged 26 with an IQ of 299 says:

    Monday through Friday:
    8;00 a.m.} 12:00 – Lied, spread lies, then lied.
    12:00 noon } 2:30 p.m. – Lunch
    2:30 p.m. } 5:00 p.m. – Lied + some special pro Gordgmong lying – very hard work.

    Saturday and Sunday – Lie in.


  8. 13
    RetardEd Militwat, fish faced fukwit, hopless Union puppet, and Justin wishes he'd stayed single says:

    And this is me welaxing and chillaxthing!


  9. 14
    RetardEd Militwat, fish faced fukwit, hopless Union puppet, and Justin wishes he'd stayed single says:

    Compare with picture at the top – itth uncanny!


  10. 16
    Haughty Culturalist says:

    If Maguire is always as mouthy as he is on the Sky press reviews then nobody else will be able to get a word in sideways.


  11. 20
    Cunt off the weak says:

    When did churning out poisonous lies become the bedrock of Spin? Labour are sleepwalking in a dream world.


  12. 22
    broderick crawford says:

    Every one of them in guido s photo above has the makings of a David Icke shape shifter to me . I am convinced at any point one or all could turn into a serpent , a vampire , a pterodactyl or a combination of all three .

    Except Millie of course ….. he just looks like a twat as usual with that slack jawed inane trademark smile .


    • 23
      Vote L/L/C for (as yet undeclared) expenses says:

      Oh but the similarity with Wallace is a winner in the north.


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