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

  3. 3

    Is Lottie a name or a pronoun? :-)

  4. 4
    Persona Non Grata says:

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

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

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

  6. 6
    Bemused says:

    what the fuck is code ?

  7. 7
    Bum Troubler Party says:

    She’s fair game.

  8. 8
    Mornington Crescent says:

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

  9. 9
    confused says:

    And who the fuck cares?

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    In your wet dreams stick boy!

  11. 11
    Gissa_Job says:

    I’ll give her a C++.

  12. 12
    Why is there an "i" says:

  13. 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

  14. 14
  15. 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..

  16. 16
    táxpáyér says:

    Probably the people who coded the browser you use and the OS it runs on and the router that transmits the data and the webserver that processes the request.

  17. 17
    jgm2 says:

    It’s a diminutive of Alotta.

  18. 18
    David Cameron says:

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

  19. 19
    jgm2 says:

    Is she going for the Luciana Berger route to a safe seat?

  20. 20
    táxpáyér says:

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

  21. 21
    Unemployed computer programmer says:

    Code is what they write in India for a fraction of what we charge here.

  22. 22
    Bemused says:

    And who the fuck cares?

  23. 23
    táxpáyér says:

    You when it stops working?

  24. 24
    Maximus says:

    Does he code a lottie too?

  25. 25
    táxpáyér says:

    Exactly. Same product @ lower cost = wealth.

  26. 26
    what a gay dave says:

    There is probably a prefectly reasonable explanation of someone might say

    “Do his phone”

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

    EUFPET 2

  28. 28
    Socialism is theft says:

    Code is what you get when your nose is blocked up.

  29. 29
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    Vote Ukip, get Labour.

  30. 30
    Mary, Queen of Scots says:

    I learnt to code and look where it got me!

  31. 31

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

  32. 32

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

  33. 33
    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    A “nerg”? Too much Poke’ing with the Python methinks

  34. 34
    Ed Twelvety Balls says:

    while ( TRUE )
    printf( “Ed Miliband is crap\n” );

  35. 35
    Bemused says:

    What are you doing staring at your computer on a nice day like this? You could be standing on a railway bridge taking pictures of trains.

  36. 36
    Eurobore says:

    Racing Club Raamsdijk 0, Opuwrs Kakkenpoep 0 (after extra time; score at 90 mins 0-0). Opuwrs win on 9mm pistol shoot-out.

  37. 37
    RBS Bolloxspout says:

    Yes I’m with you, software crash? Nothing to do with Indian outsourcing, there, I’ll prove it


  38. 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.

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

    A criminal at the heart of government. Gosh

  40. 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?

  41. 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.

  42. 42
    Sue Denim says:



  43. 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?

  44. 44
    Mark Zuckerberg says:

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

  45. 45
    Sue Denim says:

    There’s no Escape.

  46. 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.

  47. 47
    Rare Breeding says:

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

  48. 48
    Paniagua V5.1 says:

    Its how plumbers and trade people talk

  49. 49
    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    Is this the “Executive’s Couch” approach to promotion?

  50. 50
    Piers stands against the tide says:

  51. 51
    Lazar Kagan(ovitch) starved 8 million Ukrainians to death in the Holodomor. says:

    Try learning a proper computer language, of which ‘Visual Basic’ is not one.

  52. 52
    Red Wing Commander says:

    You need to add a calendar, and check it before instantiating poke()

  53. 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?

  54. 54
    Labour Monetary policy says:

    There fixed it for you…

    while ( TRUE )
    printf( money );

  55. 55
    nell says:

    +Smile+ be careful labour/ukip troll, people in glass houses should not throw stones!!

  56. 56
    nell says:

    She definitely doesn’t look any older than a school prefect does she!

  57. 57
    Ellie-Mae (9) says:

    Oh dear, the GF team have been at the sauce again and deleted comments at random.

  58. 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

  59. 59
    Mornington Crescent says:

    10 I would
    20 Goto 10

  60. 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.

  61. 61
    Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t look like she does anything other than put herself forward for election.

    Enormous computing intellect – right.

  62. 62
  63. 63
    jgm2 says:

    Nobody is YOUR friend Piers.

  64. 64

    Not biblically I hope. ;-)

  65. 65
    Sergei Sukmiov says:

    Most of her best work is done on her back.

  66. 66
    Sergei Sukmiov says:

    She’s climbed to the top of my greasy pole.

  67. 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?

  68. 68
    Teresa April says:

    Sorry I’m late. Have I missed anything ?

  69. 69
    The unacceptable & criminal magical arsehole says:

    what is the code for bullshit?

  70. 70
    Handycock whipping it out says:

    She can come and be my special advisor anytime. Boaz.

  71. 71
    bit.ly/1yKqqan says:

    They’re only ‘1’s and ‘0’s and they’re all the same so they can be recycled, right ?

  72. 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!!!!

  73. 73
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Doe she have a daughter? Boaz.

  74. 74
    Hiram Abiff says:

    Jahbulon Handy. You are truly the widow’s son.

  75. 75
    Anonymous says:

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

  76. 76
    Tom Catesby. says:

    Don’t worry about the ‘coding’ dear (whatever that is), I’m sure you could make a nice old gentleman very happy.

  77. 77
    Baron Hardon says:

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

  78. 78
    Tom Catesby. says:

    ‘What the fuck is code’?… Is that you Lottie?

  79. 79
    Tasty Picture says:
  80. 80
    My prediction for the next score says:

  81. 81
    Hopeful Centurion says:

    Sin – Sin – Sin – Dex – Sin

  82. 82
    Inspector Morse says:

    .– — ..- .-.. -..

  83. 83
    Vote Ukip get Ukip says:

    Isn’t that the point that was being made tory twot.

  84. 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.

  85. 85
    Old Rat says:

    Spot on Dingbat

  86. 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.

  87. 87
    Death by Bongo says:

    I would…

  88. 88
    RichUpNorth says:

    1. Who the fuck is she?
    2. What the fuck does “code” mean?

  89. 89
    Ticket collecor says:

    :-) :-)

    hahha made me spill my Chateau Plonk again.

  90. 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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