August 20th, 2013

Prince Charles Cabinet Office Spy Suspect Revealed
Laura Osbaldeston Said to Have Left Post

Circumstantial evidence leads us to suspect that Prince Charles’ Cabinet Office mole is Nick Hurd’s former private secretary Laura Osbaldeston. Cambridge graduate Osbaldeston began a two year secondment to the Cabinet Office in 2011 after working for a “private household” for five years. She worked her way up from assistant private secretary to private secretary to Hurd, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Civil Society. Her Facebook page gives the game away, professing her support for the Prince’s Rainforest Project.

When Guido asked to speak to Laura, the Cabinet Office replied that “we have no one of that name working here”. They refused to confirm or deny that she had worked there previously, even after Guido read out her LinkedIn profile down the phone. They wouldn’t tell us the date she left either. They refused to deny that she was on secondment from the Household of the Prince of Wales. All the evidence points to Laura Osbaldesten being Charles’ Cabinet Office spy. Ironically a few months ago Francis Maude told Guido we would never find out the name of the heir to the throne’s Cabinet Office mole…


  1. 1
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    Who cares?

  2. 2
    The Public says:

    So What?

  3. 3
    That makes it all right, so says:

    At least she’s a Cambridge graduate.

  4. 4
    The curse of Brown goes beyond the grave says:

  5. 5
    Paxmong's Beard (no relation to Mary) says:

    I see Britain’s Obumma is all over the press once again spouting lefty double speak.

    ever note how he’s always got a nasty smirk on his face?

  6. 6

    In case you missed it, Mensch ripping the Biased BBC a new one on Newsnight last night.

    For once well done Mensch!

    13:00 minutes in on the video, link here:

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    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    If she is on secondment from the PoW Household then how can she be a mole? A mole is someone SECRETLY working in an establishment.

    FFS Guido, get a dictionary.

  8. 8
    Madasafish says:

    Shock horror. Heir ti throne takes an interest in politics

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    steve says:

    You and MAUDE might be right as whilst NEVER can be a long long time Its also said a WEEK is a long long time in Politics and today’s news is tomorrows chip paper, (BUt this only where stupidity masquerading as Health and Safety are not taken seriously of course)
    Whatever the TRUTH well done for the Info whoever is right about it

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    ChukEd says:

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    Enemy Combatant says:

    Well, it _is_ the best place to go if you want to recruit spies…

  12. 12
    Boney Prince Charlie says:

    One is getting a bit hacked orff with this Guido chappy. Will no one rid me of this turbulent paddy?

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    Aha! says:

    So, has a new mole replaced the old mole?

    Or is the Cabinet Office now mole-free?

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    Don't step on me! says:

    Lovely quote from an engineer on the Indie blog a short while ago, illustrating how the mainstream media are slowly getting the idea………

    ” You can’t say Labour did nothing on energy: Ed Millibrain bought in the 2008 Climate Change Act which commits us to suicidal 80% CO2 cuts and wasting £18 billion per year on ruinables for the next 25 years. Needless to say this was passed with almost unanimous support across all parties”.

    Meanwhile the millionaire politicians in charge of Energy continue to collect their money from the wind industry.

  15. 15
    No One says:

    Enjoy it while you can guys. After 21 it’s all one direction.

  16. 16
    Mole says:

    I am blind to this blog

  17. 17
    The White Queen says:

    Yesterday’s story had the mole as a shadowy male in the background.
    Today, you may have the sex right.

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    WoRaft ChIHUAHua says:

    Did the Duchy of Cornwall pay her wages (since it makes money of its own) or did the taxpayers end up financing the Prince’s whisper woman?

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    Little Boy Blue says:

    Last you’ll see of her on BBC.

  20. 20
    SAS says:

    We are coming.

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    Morning, windowlickers! says:

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    Andrew Efiong says:

    I couldn’t care less but why are they covering up their tracks? Yet another public sector worker being protected by the Civil Service, a murky world of incompetence and back-scratching!

  23. 23
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Err no, Guardian journalists.

  24. 24
    Marvelous says:

    The Mole Man was the villain featured in the debut issue of The Fantastic Four comic, published in 1961.

  25. 25
    The White Queen says:

    Although they are usually male and homosexual.

  26. 26
    Gordon Brown says:

    Why hasn’t there been Snot Picking Man?

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    Anonymong OE says:

    I hope you’re right about the identity – I’d hate for m’learned friends to have to get in touch with you.

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    Voice of reason says:

    Honestly, what difference does it make? Woman works for HM Government, previously worked for HM (in waiting). Big deal.

    Some mysteries aren’t worth solving.

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    Voice of reason says:

    Is Miliband Minor wearing cycle clips there?

  30. 30
    MC Yorkshire Pud says:

    Coronation Street actor Chris Fountain has been sacked by the soap following his exposure as a masked rapper who posted strongly worded videos online.

    The YouTube clips showed the 25-year-old rapping about sexual violence in the guise of his alter-ego “The Phantom”.

    In a statement, the actor said ITV “had no choice” but to sack him.

    He said he was “mortified” to “have brought so much embarrassment to my colleagues and employers”.

    An ITV spokesman said the actor’s contract had been terminated “as a result of the unacceptable comments he made in a number of online clips”.

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    Wardrobe Disaster says:

    Elastic bands, I think.

  32. 32 says:

    “a spy who becomes part of and works from within the ranks of an enemy governmental staff or intelligence agency.”

  33. 33
    Anonymous says:

    She looks the part
    mole. Osbaldpidae – living chiefly underground, and having velvety fur, very small eyes, and strong forefeet.

  34. 34
    Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:


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    Mornington Crescent says:


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    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Chuka: exemplar par excellence of the phrase, ‘Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer still’.

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    Doh! says:

    What was the mask for then?

  38. 38
    Has Camoron resigned yet? says:

    I thought they were little furry bastards that keep digging up my lawn.

  39. 39
    cromwell's ghost says:

    no wonder the british are leaving london

    charles the turd is exactly what’s needed to remind people of the importance of standing on their own three feet

    but are they bothered?

    or is basking in the bbc sewer preferable?

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    If he had not found training for his future staff in the relevant areas, he would be negligent. Unless Guido wants to start up courses in these political roles the only way is on the job training.

    There is a theory that moles have to be used between enemies. What are you saying?

  41. 41
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Exactly. I’ve no real problem with a future Monarch taking an interest in the way the country is run; it’s the cloak’n’dagger way of going about it that raises suspicion.

    Why can’t they recruit someone from the real world instead of – as usual – some graduate wonk with no real world experience?

    As ever, it’s the cover up that gets ‘em.

  42. 42
    Arfer 6d says:

    BBC still leading with the Miranda detention. Must follow the Gruniad’s lead.

  43. 43
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:


  44. 44
    Glyn H says:

    Why are people surprised that when a guardian hacks rent boy mule stops over at Heathrow we should check out what stolen goods he might have with him?

  45. 45
    Anonymous says:

    This is her LinkedIn profile, not Facebook. Not that it matters a fuck.

  46. 46
    John Le Carre says:

    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (shortened version)

    “And this is Alleline. He is on secondment from Moscow Central.”

  47. 47
    Dweeb says:

    This is all flam from the Daily Mail as usual. “Secret spy planted by Charles” etc etc. Sounds more like a work experience girl to me. Do I care? No.

  48. 48
    Juliette says:

    Look how much genuine concern they have – their hand gestures reveal all.

    Thank goodness a photographer was passing by to capture this private moment between two great men.

  49. 49
    Ellie-Mae (8) says:

    Exactly, meanwhile over in overpaid EUSSR land:

    Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative
    Catherine Ashton on the recent inter-Korean agreements
    The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today:
    “The High Representative welcomes the recent positive developments within the Inter-Korean dialogue, and especially the agreement to reopen the Joint Industrial Park in Kaesong and resume family reunions.
    The High Representative is pleased that the Inter-Korean dialogue seems to bear fruit. Honouring past bilateral and multilateral commitments is a good way to promote trust and peace building.
    The High Representative encourages both sides to continue dialogue and cooperation to build trust and improve peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.”

    How much did it cost us to have Ashton as an eu talking head?

  50. 50
    Cabinet tea boy. says:

    More a rabbit than a mole. Well that’s what the lads in the palace said, she goes like a rabbit.

  51. 51
    David Spunkit says:


  52. 52
    Sir Jimmy of Savile says:

    You are a sick bastard, Gordon

  53. 53
    Vodafone, Amazon, Google, $tarbucks etc. etc. says:

    Six and a half Bill.? Pah, tax is for the little man. We get through that – each – every year.

    Cheers, Dave Hartnett!


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    The shit sticks says:

    Why do people who live in shitty areas keep on voting Labour? It’s almost as if they have a death wish to remain living in a shitty area.

  56. 56
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    Breaking news (not)

    Ed Balls is a mole working for UNITE.

  57. 57
    Rescuers says:

    Maybe Sky and The Sun will come to the rescue.

  58. 58
    BBC News Editor says:

    We always follow the Gruniad. Where would we get our porkies if we didn’t?

  59. 59
    Ellie-Mae (8) says:

    LinkdIn = ego self-pleasuring

  60. 60
    Len McCluskey says:

    I could do a reprisal of that nice Mr Corbetts show, I’d have Boy Miliband on one hand and Ballsup on the other.

  61. 61
    C.O.Jones says:

    Miliband had the same Hand Gesture Tutor as Gordon.

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    Arrest this harridan says:

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    anon. says:

    Yes, excellent work by Mensch.

  64. 64
    Daily Mail reader says:

    OMG are Kate and Will completely mad???? Ive just seen the new photo’s of them with the baby and theres a DOG sitting with them!!!!! A dog near a baby is totally inappropriate and unacceptable. Dogs are dangerous and it could of attacked our future king OMG!!!!!! Or it could of past on germs like hardpad or distemper. The babys safety is paramount and the photo’s should be withdrawn imediately and the couple should appologise for setting an inappropriate example to young mothers.

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    Traitor says:

  66. 66
    Anonymous says:

    So Jerrycan Maude was wrong again.

  67. 67
    Percy says:

    Come to think of it wasn’t there a bit of a hoo-ha a few years ago with the number of gays employed the service of the royal family, they do seem to like getting dressed up in Georgian togs a form of play acting from 250 years ago. Geedes might be wrong and it even be a she-male or male-she who really cares as long it does not affect the lives of ordinary folk.

  68. 68
    Ted Balls says:

    Oy, stop pinching my line

  69. 69
    BarryW says:

    If Ashton is the High Representative, who is the
    Low Representative?

  70. 70
    Percy says:

    Hmmmm, didn’t the famous five spies go to Cambridge Uni

  71. 71
    Percy says:

    And the last one to be caught, was working for the Queen as Keeper of the Queen’s Pictures only a few years ago, I wonder how he remained undercover for so long.

  72. 72
    The 51st State of America says:

    Yep another scam as NASA now confirms – CO2 cools – see
    > Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth’s Upper Atmosphere and
    > NASA: CO2 Is A Global Coolant And Massively Cools The Earth

  73. 73
    Percy says:

    Whatever he wearing they are there for a purpose, maybe to stop mice or rat running up his trouser legs

  74. 74
    Percy says:

    If the News UK does not get into anymore trouble, September 9th is looming and another lot in January, any others would have been before the beak, sentenced, locked away years ago, is Dave frightened of the Murdoch backlash.

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

    Lovely. Let’s just pick out a young person at random and try and whip up a media frenzy about them, lose them their job and for what? There is nothing exciting about a secondment FFS.

    In the last couples of months you’ve sold out what principles you had and now you’re scrapping the bottom of the gutter.

  76. 76
    Percy says:

    If the present Queen lasts as long as her mother Charles will be 80 yo , long may she live

  77. 77
    Percy says:

    So Mad Frankie is the whistleblower, will he be sent down with Geedes for publishing.

  78. 78
    Percy says:

    Look for someone who seems a little out of place and has been to Cambridge University

  79. 79
    Percy says:

    Your not boney at all Charlie, you do not look too bad for someone approaching retirement age.

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    Sesachili says:

    August always was a slow month for news – but this expose really is poor fodder for the trolls. Is it really necessary to make Laura Osbaldeston’s life a misery by publishing this non story?

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    Be careful says:

    Those boys better member that in forty years time the police will be investigating them for their activities with girls like those in the video.
    The dirty animals. Lock em up, throw away the key.

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    Be careful says:

    I assume he has the proper visa to be in the UK in the first place…..

  84. 84
    Common Sense says:

    Breaking news – the Tories have a slimy little lying shit working for them called David Cameron.

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    voting for their own deletion.

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    I'm a spy in the house of love says:

    One of the few interesting aspects of this story is to find that there are four people called Laura Osbaldeston on Facebook. Who’d have thought it?

  87. 87
    Where are Tracey T and Carole C says:

    Look at Blair and Prescott too. What wanchors they all are.

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    Honorable man of decency and upholder of family values aren't I Kimberly Q says:

    Can he see the wood for the trees?

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    Exciting! says:

    Some top Guidoing there, good stuff!

  90. 90
    broderick crawford says:

    which one is the babay and which one ……. you get thr drift.

  91. 91
    broderick crawford says:

    Bartoli retires so she can destroy John Inverdale

    WIMBLEDON champion Marion Bartoli has retired from tennis so she can devote all of her time to ruining John Inverdale’s life.

    The Frenchwoman said the BBC presenter’s comment that she was ‘never going to be a looker’ deserved the ‘appropriate, detailed response’.

    She added: “I am very wealthy. Much, much wealthier than John Inverdale. But what I didn’t have was time.

    “Now I have time and money and nothing to do with both of them but bring John Inverdale to his knees.”

    Asked exactly what she was going to do to Inverdale, Bartoli said, ‘wait and see’ and then smiled like an absolute maniac.

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    Anonymous says:

    Shouldn’t this have a ‘totty’ tag?

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    Voice of reason says:

    Not so much what might run up his trouser leg as what is accompanying him on his walkabout among the obviously massive crowds of supporters…

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