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?


    • 7
      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.


    • 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.


      • 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?


      • 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.


    • 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?


  2. 2
    The Public says:

    So What?


    • 15
      No One says:

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


      • 81
        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.


    • 68
      Ted Balls says:

      Oy, stop pinching my line


  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:


  7. 8
    Madasafish says:

    Shock horror. Heir ti throne takes an interest in politics


  8. 8
    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


  9. 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?


  10. 13
    Aha! says:

    So, has a new mole replaced the old mole?

    Or is the Cabinet Office now mole-free?


  11. 16
    Mole says:

    I am blind to this blog


  12. 18
    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?


  13. 20
    SAS says:

    We are coming.


  14. 21
    Morning, windowlickers! says:


  15. 22
    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!


    • 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.


  16. 24
    Marvelous says:

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


  17. 27
    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.


  18. 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”.


  19. 34
    Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:



    • 36
      RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

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


  20. 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?


  21. 43
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:



  22. 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?


  23. 45
    Anonymous says:

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


  24. 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.


  25. 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.


  26. 56
    The EU is croques (de merde) monsieur says:

    Breaking news (not)

    Ed Balls is a mole working for UNITE.


    • 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.


    • 84
      Common Sense says:

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


  27. 62
    Arrest this harridan says:


  28. 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.


  29. 66
    Anonymous says:

    So Jerrycan Maude was wrong again.


  30. 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.


  31. 80
    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?


  32. 86
    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?


  33. 89
    Exciting! says:

    Some top Guidoing there, good stuff!


  34. 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.


  35. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Shouldn’t this have a ‘totty’ tag?


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