December 16th, 2013

Guardian Poach Jon Swaine From Telegraph

MediaGuido understands the mass exodus at the Telegraph continues, with another big name jumping ship. Jon Swaine, the paper’s Washington correspondent, has handed in his notice and is lined up to be heading to the Guardian.

Does anyone ever leave the Guardian for the Telegraph?


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  2. 2
    The 1922 Committee says:

    David Cameron declares ‘mission accomplished’ in his lavatory.

  3. 3
    Dour says:

    Someone who I have never heard of moving to a new job, and more than likely i’ll never hear of him again

  4. 5
    The Meissen Bison says:

    Rat boards sinking ship

  5. 6
    Could be awkward Given His boss's change of heart says:

    Chuka has signed up to Greenpeace’s airplot campaign to stop the third runway at Heathrow.

  6. 7
    M103 says:

    If the Roma are truly on their way here, they’ll be half-way across France now, in their vans / cars / donkey carts if that’s how they travel. They should be easy to spot.
    It’s not as if they’ll arrive by Eurostar or Ryanair, is it?

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      Bollox BC says:

      They’ll be heading over in Coaches laid on for them by Unite.

    • 38
      Psyche the Dog says:

      “It’s not as if they’ll arrive by Eurostar or Ryanair, is it?” Are their new year bookings up I wonder.

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    M103 says:

    I bought the Telegraph last week, the first time in years.
    Load of utter crap – full of adverts.

    • 40
      Freebie says:

      Spend more than a fiver in Waitrose and you can have a free Torygraph. Just the job for lighting the woodburner.

  8. 9
    Stuart says:

    Will he be going to a paid job?

  9. 11
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    The politics of panic:

    The Conservatives 2015 Manifesto have been “drawn up on the back of a fag packet”

    Vote Conservative !

    Hear ! Hear !

  10. 12
    Aaron D Highside. says:

    Best open a savings account in the Caymans so as to fit in.

  11. 14
    Penfold says:

    right to left…?

    how amoral….!

  12. 16
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    I don’t give a flying fuck what people think about me.

  13. 18
    Postal Vote says:

    Telegraph staff seem to be discounting a Labour election victory which will lead to even more public sector job ads in Guardian and better cash flow there, albeit it that Guardian cash flow to owners is pretty low, i.e. negative right now.

  14. 19
    Bollox BC says:

    The who poach who from where?

  15. 21
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    If Labour really want to win the biggest landslide in history (by stealing UKIP votes) and go on to govern for the next 50 years they just have to make the top 5 priorities in their manifesto as follows:

    1. Invoke article 50 and restore full sovereignty (border controls,fishing grounds etc) as it was before 1972.

    2. Abolish all taxes on petrol,electricity and gas.

    3. Halt all low/un-skilled immigration until we have a shortage of low/un-skilled labour.

    4. No more asylum seekers allowed into Britain.

    5. Restrict foreign aid to natural disaster relief.

  16. 22
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Why don’t Cameron,Clegg & Miliband get on radio, like Gordon Brown, and call the likes of Mrs Duffy “a bigoted old woman” when, like her, they speak out about mass immigration

  17. 23
    Ma­qb­­oul says:

    Seems like a nice boy.

  18. 24
    The BBC's Mandella addiction is causing long term side effects says:

    Just visited the BBC News website naively expecting it to be Mandela free.

    Should have known better the whole of the bottom half of the front page is taken up with Mandela.

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    Too funny for words. I asked Eoin Clarke a simple question and he blocked me! What a cunt! says:
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      There is life after Eoin Clarke, honestly says:

      You were a little naive expecting a reasoned reply?

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        Too funny for words. I asked Eoin Clarke a simple question and he blocked me! What a cunt! says:

        Of course I wasn’t expecting a reasoned reply, I’m just surprised he felt it necessary to block me for asking such a mild question! I knew leftards like him are gutless but I didn’t know they’re THAT cowardly!

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          There is life after Eoin Clarke, honestly says:

          But, if the premise in your question is true then it’s hardly ‘mild’, is it? Don’t get me wrong – it’s a good question to ask, but these guys are never going to engage with it.

  20. 26 is broken says:

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    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    And so it’s goodbye from me !

    New Populus poll: Lab 40% (+2), Con 33% (N/C), Lib Dems 13% (N/C), UKIP 8% (-1)

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    Does anyone ever leave the Guardian for the Telegraph? says:

    Dan Hodges

  23. 41
    Daily Telegraph says:

    Mr Swaine was not bigoted enough for our taste.

  24. 45
    Old Blue Eyes says:

    Will they be paying him?

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    Anonymous says:

    I didn’t realise Jack Monroe was the telegraph’s Washington correspondent

  26. 51
    Ancient Brit says:

    Thereby increasing the average intelligence of both newspapers.

  27. 52
    Anonymous says:

    My old pal adam sill left the guardian to work at the telegraph. Sports desk though.

  28. 53

    It proves just how wet leftie the Telegraoh has become over the last few years.

  29. 58

    So I guess this means US coverage at the Telegraph will improve then.

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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”

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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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