June 24th, 2014

Year of Code’s Lottie Dexter is Matt Hancock’s New SpAd

Lots of people were very mean about the Year of Code when its director Lottie Dexter admitted that she was unable to code on Newsnight, but was learning. Well it turns out that the campaign’s mantra – that learning to code is a ticket to higher places – really is true. Just 4 months ago Lottie told Paxman:

“Over this year I’m going to see exactly what I can achieve, so who knows I might be the next Zuckerberg in 12 months time.”

Not quite, but Guido hears she is off to fill the newly appointed position of Matthew Hancock’s special adviser…


  1. 1
    jgm2 says:

    Give me a chance princess. You never know….


  2. 2

    Good article in G’uardian the other day, but the burning question is – do P’oland’s MP’s read this blog, or is the language used just par for course behind closed doors in Europe when discussing Cameron ?


    Perhaps great minds just think alike.

    Vote UKIP :-D


    • 29
      Ed Twelvety Balls says:

      Vote Ukip, get Labour.


      • 41
        Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

        Vote Liebour get the country made bankrupt, Vote UKIP get UKIP, vote LibLabCon get ripped off , pay more taxes, get more immigration, get more corruption, pull your kecks down a await your turn in getting shafted.


      • 46
        workers vote UKIP. .And email Chucky. says:

        F off Ed
        Vote Ukip get ukip
        Vote tory get liebour
        Vote liebour get fuc#ed

        Have a nice day now.


    • 48
      Paniagua V5.1 says:

      Its how plumbers and trade people talk


  3. 4
    Persona Non Grata says:

    And I’m thinking, it’s got f*ck-all to do with her coding skills.


  4. 5
    Anonymous says:

    So the lady is taking another short term post…. May is not far away.


  5. 6
    Bemused says:

    what the fuck is code ?


  6. 8
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Not forgetting that the “Chairman” of this outfit is Rohan Silva – an ex… SpAd…


  7. 10
    Anonymous says:

    In your wet dreams stick boy!


  8. 11
    Gissa_Job says:

    I’ll give her a C++.


    • 20
      táxpáyér says:

      Some people would like to look at her A star, but she can check out my djikstra instead.


  9. 13

    Good news from Europe – FN have been unable to form an EP group:

    Also – Renzi has called for a ‘change of direction':


    Vote UKIP :-D


  10. 15
    David Cummerbund says:

    Look, the chap gave me his word he was honest. And a gentleman’s word is his bond. So I accepted it in good faith.

    And Frau Merkel gave me her word that she would aid me in EU reform. And a ladies word is sacrosanct . So I accepted it in good faith.

    And IDS said benefits being merged into universal credit would help the nation.
    Langley, NHS. Davey, green energy subsidised. Cable, Royal Mail. Hammond, defence cuts for peace. Give, free schools will be a vote winner and May, cutting out looney hate preachers.

    I accepted these ladies and gentleman’s words in good faith..


    • 84
      Tim Yeo-Yo says:

      Just imagine if the one-eyed maximum imbecile had still be in charge. Guess things would have been fine wouldn’t they you leftard fuckmong.


  11. 18
    David Cameron says:

    All that shit i threw at UKIP only for it to turn out to be me employing dodgy criminal types.


  12. 26
    what a gay dave says:

    There is probably a prefectly reasonable explanation of someone might say

    “Do his phone”


  13. 30
    Mary, Queen of Scots says:

    I learnt to code and look where it got me!


    • 44
      Mark Zuckerberg says:

      Sorry I didn’t think of Facebook earlier, Your Majesty. We could have hosted your beheading video.


  14. 31

    So she doesnt really care about code, she just wants someone to pay her way.


  15. 32

    So she really does not care about code – she would rather talk about it? Typical politician!


  16. 38
    Mark Zuckerberg says:

    Sorry, dear. You’ll never be the next Mark Zuckerberg. I’ve wasted everyone’s time pointlessly chattering and sharing old photographs, I’ve shafted my friends and business partners mercilessly on my way to becoming rich, I look really vain and irritating and I never miss an opportunity to try to sell you stuff, even if you’re obviously not interested.
    You have to be a guy to do all that.
    If you’re looking for an hotel in Bury St Edmunds I can show you a screen full of banner ads.


  17. 39
    the mystical mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    A criminal at the heart of government. Gosh


  18. 40
    EeeYepBlowing Whistles says:

    Now where did i put those faxes and emails from Blairs No Ten people at the DCU? are they here … or are they … and what about all them emails from Rupe HQ in New York?


  19. 43
    Jacked Off says:

    This is useless. Fussing about this Coulson fellow isn’t going to help us cover up our seedy and gluttonous private lives, so wassa point eh?


  20. 47
    Rare Breeding says:

    I had a Dexter called Lottie. It was a cow mind.


  21. 53
    nell says:

    +++++Laugh+++++ who are these non people you are talking about? Never heard of mathew hancock and as for his spad – who the devil is she?! I suppose both of them are costing the we the taxpayer loads of money but what exactly do they do?


  22. 58
    swarthy immigrant says:

    This whore has a suspicious name “Lottie”???

    English girls names are Ayesha, Yasmin , Zahara Aakifa

    Insh Allah this kind of thing will die out very soon


  23. 59
    Mornington Crescent says:

    10 I would
    20 Goto 10


  24. 60
    Peter Martin says:

    A special adviser on what exactly?

    Guessing these breeding colonies of not too bright young things are on the public tab, so is there ever any checking to see what we are paying for?

    Or is it just another blonde moment to spare the exchequer the benefits payments.


  25. 67
    ed milliband/nick clegg/david cameron says:

    I always imagined special advisors being old and wise like gandalph, what advice could she give? Who’s Who in the hunger games?


  26. 69
    The unacceptable & criminal magical arsehole says:

    what is the code for bullshit?


  27. 72
    Chairman Zing Dong Pow Bing Fung Feng Fong says:

    You say..she put herself forward…for….ELECTION???
    Hot damn, yankee boy, I will make sure election goes her way!!!!


  28. 75
    Anonymous says:

    I suppose the dopey politicians think she’s the UK’s top software expert because she can say the word “code”.


  29. 77
    Baron Hardon says:

    Posted earlier as the fourth, now deleted. Just for referring to my member as opposed to the Member. FFS!,,


  30. 79
    Tasty Picture says:


  31. 81
    Hopeful Centurion says:

    Sin – Sin – Sin – Dex – Sin


  32. 82
    Inspector Morse says:

    .– — ..- .-.. -..


  33. 86
    Noble Savage says:

    Year of Code was indicative of everything meretricious about the modern era – emptyheaded sloganising, fronted by pretty things and achieving absolutely nothing concrete whatsover, except taking up valuable teaching time and adding costs to the public sector.


  34. 90
    Anonymous says:

    “unable to code”
    Oh really? Yet are we not all busily engaged in the formulation of mental narratives on a daily basis? If those unique personal ideologies aren’t examples of virtual reality, what precisely are they?


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