May 9th, 2014

Telegraph Calls Time on Top Tim

Telegraph Towers are reeling from the terrible news that their highly personable political powerhouse Tim Wigmore is leaving them. Buckingham Palace Road will have a tough time replacing the invaluable insight and astute political acumen that Wigmore brought to Ben Brogan’s morning email. Not to mention his renowned charm and people skills.

He is off to the Staggers, presumably being lined up for George Eaton’s old job running the blog there, and will be replaced on Brogan duty by Stephen Bush, who has written for LabourList, Progress and the Guardian. Must be one in, one out for lefties. 


  1. 1
    Fishy says:

    Crikey, GF.

    It’s Friday afternoon and it’s one story after another. Are all the pubs closed in London?


    • 8
      A deranged, hate filled, racist, misogynistic, suspicious, intellectually vacant UKIP candidate says:

      Yes but if you were around in this blogs heyday, you’d know how shiite the content is these days


      • 20
        helpful suggestion says:

        So why do you bother looking?
        Go and set up your own blog.


      • 67
        Smell the glove says:

        Looks like Owen jones younger brother ? Are you sure he is so talented I’m sure I’d have noticed him or am I getting old? By the way Jeremy Thorpe is a wrong-un.


  2. 2
    Johnny English says:

    Who he?


  3. 3
    Brittan of Leon says:

    CPS are considering Lord Janner’s file ! Enamel ?


  4. 4
    Ohthisbloodypc says:

    Why didn’t Labour hire him to talk to the public?

    How out of touch must you be when you have to hire an American to talk to the public in terms they can understand?


  5. 5
    Reginald says:

    Why should we be interested in these purveyors of gossip and tat???


  6. 6
    StephenBushFan says:

    I love Stephen Bush a superb addition to the telegraph team. #SOMUCHLOVEFORSTEPHENBUSH #THEREISALSOAK #SOHAWTRIGHTNOW


  7. 7
    C O (Ξ7s1) says:

    Just to remind folk: A letter of apology for any act which is criminal in nature is a written admission of guilt.


    • 9
      A deranged, hate filled, racist, misogynistic, suspicious, intellectually vacant UKIP candidate says:

      Do you know anytihng about Fixed penalty notices?


      • 10
        C O (Ξ7s1) says:

        Yes – but one should look at more serious ongoing cases than the poor driving ability of Ed Balls.


      • 30
        a deranged, penis slightly above average sized, worldy, lady lover who has fuck all to do with ukip says:

        if it weren’t for the ukip candidate bit at the end of your username i would have thought you were a banknote.


    • 17
      Ockham's Razor says:

      True. Those words “which is criminal in nature” are vital here to get to the establishment of guilt. But without getting into specifics, the range of criminality can be quite wide. One needs to establish facts in any case, including of course the occurrence and seriousness of such criminality itself.


      • 21
        well says:

        Was his judgement affected by booze?


      • 36
        C O (Ξ7t1) says:

        Given the climate that is being set by the legal fraternity, it would perhaps be wise for anyone considering drafting anything that could be regarded as admission of liability now or out of context in the future to not do so.

        The fabrication of allegations to fit an out of context historical admission of liability is of course criminal in its own right, however, it is also extremely difficult to disprove if that situation was to happen.

        The C4 piece from yesterday on T’erry R!chardson is demonstrating where the hard line UK fem!nists apparently wish to take the fallout from successful convictions arising from Y’ewtree.

        That C4 allowed to be broadcast uncontested the assertion that the Cl!fford case somehow shows that all other cases, including the R!chardson allegations, are already case closed guilty without further question, was deeply wrong and very poor journalism.


        • 59
          Ockham's Razor says:

          Did not see the C4 programme but am aware that Richardson, who consistently gets new work from Vogue and the like, pushes things to the extremes.

          It leaves the question of whether it is art, his own libido or a bit of both.

          There is a very down-to-earth model called Nettie Harris who summed him up beautifully. “He is a dirty old man but if you tell him to leave you alone, he will.”

          You are quite right about the climate being whipped up. It is a shame because life, including sex, is already complicated especially when the dimension of power or fame is present.

          My expectation is that, out of the current batch of cases, it will end up that some will walk free where they shouldn’t and others will find themselves behind bars when they do not deserve it. A lesson to all who aspire to fame…

          The amount of revisionism that is taking place is more than likely promoted by the prospect of damages, another way in which life has changed irrevocably, not altogether for the better. There will be those who deserve some closure but there will be more who will be doing it just for the money, the attention or again both.

          One final thought. Everyone is capable of making mistakes. What a pity it will be when it will not be possible to apologise for them any more.


          • daguerreotypist says:

            i have a few thousand of terry richardson’s images culled from his daily blog. for the most part it is nudity free and when there is nudity it is no more than tits and the occasional bit of muff. before he started his daily diary he had a few sets of his work on his main website and some of them were slightly more graphic. for example there pictures of the jackass crew most of whom had their dicks out by the end of the session and another few with richardson himself with his own cock at full tilt.

            he first became known in my sense of the world via his work featuring in i-d magazine. it was somewhat ironic to have had carylin franklin commenting on c4 news considering for many years she was a co-editor of said publication and richardson’s work has featuring in it for at least a couple of decades…be it fashion shoots commision by i-d, or adverts and the occasional promotional features of his own work be it book releases and/or exhibitions.

            his work covers a whole range of emotions and has a raw crisp clarity. it can be snaps of the urban reality of decaying architecture… graffiti, neon lights, sunsets. snaps of his friends, people like jared leto to name one person who features regularly on his daily blog. he was also the only person who was allowed to publish pictures of the wedding reception of kate moss and jamie hince in 2011. do you honestly think a legendary model such as her would allow him into her world if he really were the way a few people are portraying him? and lady gaga. he has done several behind the scenes series of her tours that have only ever been published on his daily blog – and there is no loud fanfare or fucked up commercial synthesis going on, they are obviously genuine friends.

            the most moving photographs were those of his mother, annie lomax who he documented over the years both proud and unashamedly showing the stark reality of how our lives decay with age. when she died it was one of the few times i have cried over someone i have never known- the other being frankie knuckles. she had a proper fuck you attitude and despite obvious serious health issues made the best of what she had and the images he took of her, including those of her in hospital close to death were incredibly moving and life affirming.

            so carylin franklin can fuck off basically. her sterility of view goes against the spirit of i-d magazine and if it weren’t for said magazine she wouldn’t have got on to the bbc all those years ago on the clothes show. and her manner of delivery was pathetic all calm and measured and conformed like a cheap machine mass produced 3 piece suit- and her teeth are fucking weird- fashion is serious business, wink


          • Ockham's Razor says:

            He also appears to use a crappy camera which produces fresh and original seeming results.

            Having no direct experience, I am not going to defend, nor deny him. I would certainly not want to be him.

            But the current climate, taken to its logical conclusion, will pave the way for extinction of our species.


  8. 11
    rich9876 says:

    He has all the gravitas and political acumen he needs, to succeed Bill Deedes


  9. 11
    Rotherhampoofta says:

    Is he still at school?


  10. 13
    oldgit says:

    He looks about 10 years old – WTF


  11. 14
    A Strawman says:

    Has anyone seen Chuka about ? Need to have a word with him about his position on immigration…


  12. 15
    Wee Wee Dougie says:

    and the Cons*Lie*Labor*Leb*Dims Oligarchs inside there gilded palaces
    just continue quaff vintage Crystal Champers with plenty of all excesses
    on offer to complement there increasing debauched life style BUT of course
    all fully funded by Mug Tax Payers who were not allowed a any type of real
    say on these matters

    They continued to ignored the gathering once in a century violent storm that
    had been brewing up & fermenting for a very long time……..

    Until 23 May when someone suddenly finally realised what was about to smash
    into them and they all rushed for the same lifeboat for there own safety BUT
    few if any made it & were all lost !!!!


  13. 18
    The Bog Standard Labour Party. says:

    They don’t have clones in the cupboard?


  14. 19
    sometime I wonder, then I think who cares says:

    Who the hell is he?, is he king Tut or a new street sweeper or a toilet attendant.


  15. 22
    Telegraph reader says:

    I don’t want to read leftie shite in the Telegraph.


    • 28
      Anonymous says:

      It’s as though the T’graph owners are jealous of the Guardian’s dwindling readership and lack of profit.

      Most strange.


      • 52
        Telegraph reader says:

        I may have to switch to the Times.
        But I shall miss the Torygraph letters,obits and crosswords.


        • 68
          Banned by the Tossergraph for pointing out the truth says:

          So you’re the one keeping the Used-to-be-the Telegraph afloat.
          How come it’s taken so long for you to come to your senses ?


  16. 23
    LOL says:

    Ed Balls charged – that’s what I call a good start to the weekend.


  17. 24
    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Skull Cracker isn’t a patch on Robbie Coltrane.


  18. 25
    Morality Police says:

    Writing leftie tainted nonsense should not be regarded as a respectable job.


    • 53
      Little Owen says:

      I disagree.
      And if you don’t stop saying such nasty things I’ll tell my mum.


  19. 26
    The Tit in No. 10 – errrgh!!!! says:

    Did I hear Eton?? Well may I assure you I have plenty of charm and people skills!

    I went to Eton, – and I have qualities that few recognise!


  20. 27
    Lard Everard says:



  21. 33
    Bill Quango MP says:

    He looks like Owen Jones’ younger brother


    • 34
      Owen says:

      Possibly, but not as beautiful as me. But I would like to meet him in the right circumstances.


    • 41
      Gordon Brown says:

      You often ridicule me. I don’t like you doing that.


      • 58
        Nurse Pilgrim says:

        Back into bed Mr Brown. Can’t have you yelling out of the window scaring the normals.


  22. 37
    Sue Denim says:

    BBC Breaking News:

    “Ex-UK minister Chris Huhne to pay £77,750 in court costs over driving conviction; ex-wife Vicky Pryce to pay £49,200.”


    • 40
      That just made my day says:

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    • 43
      jgm2 says:

      Increasingly hilarious.


    • 46
      A Huhne says:

      It was all Constance Briscoe’s fault


      • 49
        BBC News and Propaganda Unit says:

        We shall be giving Chris and Vicky unlimited work on our
        numerous tv and radio channels to help them pay these
        outrageous costs.


    • 66

      Stupid kraut twat


  23. 39
    frenchjohn says:

    D .T. morphing into the Grunnie. Time to take up Breitbart on a permanent basis. Delingpole v Bush. Men versus small snotty boy. No Contest.


  24. 42
    That just made my day says:

    Wake up, Guido! You need a new thread on the breaking news about Huhne!!


  25. 44
    That just made my day says:

    Former cabinet minister Chris Huhne has been ordered to pay £77,750 in legal costs relating to his prosecution for passing speeding points to his ex-wife. His ex-wife, economist Vicky Pryce, was ordered to pay £49,200. Mr Huhne had been fighting the claim for more than £100,000 in legal costs following his conviction for perverting the course of justice in 2013.


    • 57
      Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:



    • 65

      What a twat ,if he had just taken the points on his licence and kept his stupid mouth shut the whole sordid affair would have long since been forgotten


      • 69
        bigmax says:

        It was Vicky Pryce who blew the gaff, not Chris Huhne.

        By the way, I give up, what is the “Staggers”?


  26. 70
    Mr. B'Stard says:

    He’s shit. Mind you, so is the Telegraph, these days.


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