January 17th, 2014

Tim Shipman is New Sunday Times Political Editor

As Media Guido exclusively revealed on Twitter last night Tim Shipman, the deputy political editor of the Daily Mail, has won the race to succeed Isabel Oakeshott as the new Sunday Times political editor.

Recognised as one of the toughest jobs in journalism, it is often the last job in journalism for the position holder. The demand for scoops is tough, the competition is fierce and the paper is reluctant to employ the cheque-book to buy up stories. Good luck Shippers…

UPDATE: Media Guardian still haven’t reported the story 17 hours later. Wake up! You snooze, you lose…


  1. 1
    Blowing Willies says:

    is he a chosen one?

  2. 2
    Harold says:

    Good luck son.

  3. 3
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Obviously it should have been you Guido. The fools!

  4. 4
    jaydkay says:

    Doesn’t matter how big the chequebook he will still hide the truth about the troughers at Westminster. Does anyone believe anything MSM political journalists write anymore?

  5. 5
    McDonalds says:

    Our total net income is only $5.46 billion. It’s ridiculous to expect us to pay our staff £7 an hour.

  6. 6
    Money Plant says:

    His photo makes him look like a complete tosser. I hope he is better at hs job.

  7. 7

    BTW Thanks for your support.

    I shall wear it every day. :-)

  8. 8
    Lord Rennhard-on says:

  9. 9
    T May says:

    Yankee go home

  10. 10

    One should not judge a Kindle by its cover.

  11. 11
    Andy Bumhum says:

    Any relation to Harold Shipman ?

  12. 12
    Andrew Efiong says:

    Sounds like a demotion, Daily Mail much more widely read.

  13. 13
    Blowing Willies says:

    In that case McDonalds should be nationalised. Let the comrade burger flippers take the means of production into their own hands. We can’t have greedy capitalists making successful businesses.

    wibble, wibble

  14. 14
    Ah! M says:

    Keep taking from tablets?

  15. 15
    Rabbi Lionel Blue says:

    If his mother is J’ewish, then yes.

  16. 16
    Democracy Now says:

    It’s obvious that Rennard is finished as an effective and credible politician. He should leave.

    But the taxpayer will still be stuck with him in the House of Lords. Yet another example of how an unelected chamber with indefinite terms of office is a stupid idea.

  17. 17
    Ah! M says:


    The Peter Principle!

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Bet he’s not on £7 hr.as are some of his workers

  19. 19
    Sammy Davis Junior says:

    It ain’t necessarily so.

  20. 20

    Does this make Lord Rennard mongoganous?

  21. 21
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Bollox ! Rising rents was to be my next cost of living crisis.

  22. 22
    Gaydar Watch says:

    You are Chuka Umunna and I claim my 5 shekels!

  23. 23
    Money Plant says:

    As I say, I hope he is better at his job.

  24. 24
    Fly on the wall says:

    … and, really, do any of us really care either?

  25. 25
    Westminster undertaker says:

    There’s only one way you leave the HoL

  26. 26
    Bender Brunch Special says:

    Bring back Wimpy! Long live Little Chef!

  27. 27
    Ah! M says:

    Keep up See 2

  28. 28
    Fly on the wall says:

    .. and if these cvnts continue as they are, it will have to be via the secret underground tunnel and at the dead of night!

  29. 29
  30. 30
    La doona e mobile says:

    It’s not over until the fat bumboy sings.

  31. 31
    The Mail Online says:

    House prices to plummet?

  32. 32
  33. 33
    Shit stirrer says:

    Yes, there is a definite air of Narcissistic Personality in that photo of Tim. Chuka would have been proud of that pose.

    O/T Does anyone else on here think Chuka is gay?
    He certainly seems female brained i.e narcissism writ large, verbal fluency/intelligence etc. etc.

  34. 34
    Fly on the wall says:

    Try to keep something in reserve Ed. You’ll be needing a few pithy soundbites once interest rates start to rise and all/many/most of these buyers find they cannot afford the monthly mortgage payment any more. The affect of compound interest on a loan has not been taught in schools since about 1980.

  35. 35
    Home buyer says:

    Harold or Tim?

  36. 36
    you don't have to be thick as pigshit to post on here - but it helps says:

    That’s Tim’s sex face.

  37. 37
    UKIP says:

    Is he Polish?

  38. 38
    Tuscan Tony says:

    First he come, then he go.

  39. 39
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Come on Fawkes, it’s not world shattering new a deputy political editor moving to another paper as political editor, what is earth shattering news is “http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/16/nsa-collects-millions-text-messages-daily-untargeted-global-sweep” all those texts and phone calls coming to an from you are being monitored/recorded by NSA and GCHQ is requesting information to get around UK rules on monitoring.

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    I trust the increasingly cash-strapped Sunday Times is paying him the £115,000 his predecessor earns. Rumour has it he accepted a lesser rate…

  41. 41
    Francois Hollande says:

    I like to shag a yummy mummy about three or four times a week.

    It is important that the yummy mummy’s are changed frequently.

    It is good for France.

  42. 42
    Psyche the Dog says:

    He is still on trial with the Murdoch group, he’s ok as long as does not upset the Master.

  43. 43
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Or even Bernie Inns

  44. 44
    Psyche the Dog says:

    Funny but that piture looks vaguely like either of the 2 Geedoes, are they related by any chance

  45. 45
    John Bellingham says:

    Have you seen how your yummy mummy’s tummy has grown these last three months?
    You should be be like British socialists and stick to Dummy Bummies and not be caught for child support.

  46. 46
    Jimmy says:

    “it is often the last job in journalism for the position holder”

    Surely their previous job would be their last job in journalism.

  47. 47
    Edinburgh Skanky Shitty says:

    Tim Shipman is New
    Sunday Times Political
    Editor! So Barry Yacht missed the boat. Aye Aye Skipper!

  48. 48

    It’s obvious that Rennard is finished as an effective and credible politician. He should leave..”

    You’re obviously new here so I’ll just go over some of the rules for you:

    You can only join the Lib Dem party AFTER you become finished as an effective and credible politician.

    There are only two eligible conditions for being dismissed from the Lib Dem party, death or a jail sentence of longer than 30 years (currently not an option in our soft British penal system).

    Naturally, no misdemeanour, crime or shameful act will be regarded as a sacking offence (e.g. Oaten, Huhne, Jeremy Thorpe).

    You can voluntarily leave the party but you will still be regarded as a de facto member of the Lib Dems and even be courted and treated sympathetically by media outlets such as the BBC, Guardian and others.

    You will of course still keep the wide variety of financial benefits such as huge salaries, expenses, pensions, directorships, more expenses, fresh young Lib Dem girls to grope and so forth.

    The first two rules are now being rapidly implemented within the other political parties and through out the public sector.

    Glad I could help.

  49. 49

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