February 12th, 2014

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Mensch v Shippers

Following her Twitter Bitch Fight win over Owen Jones last week, Louise Mensch is taking on all comers.

In her sights last night was Daily Mail political duo James Chapman and Tim Shipman, so the audience could expect a bit more of a heavyweight clash.

They were not disappointed:

Score draw. Rematch!


  1. 1
    beggarman thief says:

    Well that was boring.

  2. 2
    Me says:

    Please everyone, turn off your auto-correct and auto-prediction functions before posting.

    Also, check your spelling and punctuation.

    (Duty Pedant – please feel free to correct).

    That is all.

  3. 3
    Mitch says:

    Why is this one interesting? The scrap with Owen last week was much better..

  4. 4
    Shouty* says:


  5. 6
    Jimmy says:

    Meanwhile Britain sinks under water and Cameron’s incompetence.

    • 21
      EA Ambassador LLoyd Grossman says:

      We need another series of ‘through the plughole’

    • 27
      Skeleton Bob says:

      Brown /Blair were much better at controlling global weather and growing magic money trees.

      It started in America.

      • 37
        UKIP or bust says:

        Wasn’t all magic money, they did manage to get some real money selling off old dredging equipment and stuff which was no longer needed as the Gurdian told as there will be no more water from the skies.

  6. 7
    Alan Duncan, Derek Laud, Crispin Blunt, Margot James, Michael Portillio says:

    There are no woofters in our party, duckie! Death to all gayers! Woop!

  7. 9
  8. 11
    If this was the UK, lefties would demand their release for committing murder says:

    It’s so reactionary to want to imprison murderers

  9. 12
    And now for something completely different. says:
    • 20
      Alastair Campbell says:

      You could do with fewer bagels yourself Lucky

      And how is that nice young Labour councillor you chased out of the Party?

    • 24
      Shoot fat scum says:

      You might tackle it in your own party. D Abbott, for example. And E Balls.

      • 51
        Lord Lardclot says:

        Oi, what about me, me, me, and our tony said it was all Ashcroft’s fault can I have a pie or two now.

      • 55
        Casual Observer 6 says:

        Tom Watson, Thornberry, etc. not to mention the tubs of lard sent up to the Lords, eg. Prescott, Chris Smith etc.

    • 64
      Anonymous says:

      If you’re tackling obesity love, I’d make sure you do it around the legs rather than the waist.

  10. 13
    B. says:

    Social cleansing is a direct policy of this government.

    Surely, because we are a ‘wealthy country’ and there will be ‘unlimited funds available for people who have lost their homes’ all this will be cleared up by Dave ‘all in together’ Cameron.

    Class war is already happening. Time to fight back

  11. 14
    Anonymous says:

    A more interesting tweet came from Mensch over the weekend when she pointed to a piece in the DM a couple of weeks back that highlighted the fact that the East Anglia low-lands have not been affected by the severe wet weather probably because the EA has no responsibility for keeping them dry.

    Modbot wouldn’t let me post the tweet at the time for some reason.

  12. 16
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Terrible bedroom tax stats today: 1. Two-thirds of households in arrears 2. Third of disabled people refused help 3. 50,00 wrongly affected.

    This Conservative led coalition is bloody useless.

    • 39
      The public says:

      It was always a dumb idea Iain. We did say so. Might save a fortune but politically difficult.
      And you had enough on your plate with the baby factory/I need a new house to keep me pony in/its me ‘uman right to have a mansion/selling drugs is not work so it don’t need pay no tax , do it? brigade .

      And their bleeding heart supporters on the left.

  13. 28
    Hah! says:

    Can DailyPolitics cover the floods with no mention of the EU?
    I wonder…..

    • 31
      BBC Red Bottom says:

      We always get a bit nervous with the Daily Politics.
      They can go dangerously off message sometimes.
      Obviously, that’s good. Show s how impartial the BBC is.

      But sometimes we get very close to cutting transmission when the start to criticise the EU.
      Can’t have the broadcasting subsidy in jeopardy. Pays a lot of our pensions the EU does.

      • 38
        Hah! says:

        Emily Thornberry, daring to return to the tv screen after her last lamentable performance, is allowed to ignore the questions about Baroness Young’s culpability.

        • 42
          Emily Fivebellies says:

          Why did the Question Time audience all laugh at me when I waffled on for 5 minutes without even approaching an answer?

          When I do that in Salford I get a round of applause from the 5 live presenters

        • 48
          Cornish pasty says:

          Baroness Young is up to her neck in it.

  14. 29
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    Nigel says:

    Toot toot!

  16. 33
  17. 34
    Lord Sugar says:

    Your reference to Michael Grade

    “Large parts of the BBC should be outsourced”

    This is a polite way to say privatised as we have said here for YEARS now

    I bet Grade has some hedgies up his sleeve to do it, as well!

  18. 36
    Fish says:

    Who’s the dopey Tory on DP?Brillo skewers Fatty Thornbury with Labours record on dredging …she answers another question and HE gets he off the hook.

    • 52
      Hah! says:

      He is an arsehole….talking about a holistic approach and offering ‘in fairness’ compliments to the previous government.

      • 59
        CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

        Any ‘ tory ‘[brought on for 'balance'] on these programmes is almost certain to be an EU stooge and an ecolunatic

  19. 40
    Stop supporting embezzlement says:

    Clinton still promoting “follow President Clinton and Chelsea in Africa” financed by Clinton “Charitable” Foundation

    Straight embezzlement of charity funds FFS

    • 47
      The office of Sarah and Gordoom McBrown {overseas} says:

      What’s the problem?

    • 63
      3.4% growth is not ambitious enough says:

      You think that’s weird. Have a look at the bunch of has-beens who call themselves ‘The Elders’.

  20. 44
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    If you really want to see the fur fly, and understand why M’ensch is fixated on SW1 rather than the real world, just get her in a Twitter match with Ann Coulter.

    It would be like putting a baby in a blender…

  21. 53
    helpful suggestion says:

    They all need to grow up.

  22. 57
    Dial B 4 Brillo says:

    Bloody Hell the Daily Politics is a full on Lefty Wankfest about man made global warming and we must abandon the countryside.

    I’ve never seen the like of it before.

    DP JOE is showing her true Socialist colours while Brillo is away

  23. 58
    Davíd Cameron says:

    Lessons will be learnt.

  24. 65
    Big Momma says:

    Talking of Bitch fights made me smile.
    Two days ago I heard something I at first did not believe.
    It was stated that Eddie Mair of the BBC Radio 4 PM Programme was banned from the Radio 4 Today Programme.
    When asked of this, Mair stated he had it in writing.
    Steady Eddie seems to be making the right type of reputation.

  25. 67
    peter don says:


    Many BBC staff have not made a secret of their disdain for his or her new northern base.

    But one presenter has taken the sniping to a replacement level…by making AN on-air joke inculpative the Corporation’s neighbours in Salford of being adroit.

    The bungle came when BBC five Live breakfast show host Rachel Burden was interviewing Olympic cycling hopeful Laura Trott, who won two gold medals at the Track cycling World Championships in Melbourne, concerning her success.

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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.”

orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?

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