July 4th, 2014

RUMOUR: BBC’s James Harding to Replace FT’s Lionel Barber


Could Lionel Barber be on his way out as editor of the Financial Times? MediaGuido heard a rumour doing the rounds of the metropolitan elite’s cocktail party circuit that the former Times editor turned BBC head of news, James Harding, is being lined up as a potential replacement at the Pink’un.

Might Harding be moving back to print after less than a year at the Beeb?


  1. 1
    Vote Dave? Get stuffed says:

    Soon there will only be one paper in the UK, the EU Herald.

  2. 2
    Alex Salmond says:

    And “McPravda” for Scotland! Ya bas!

  3. 3
    City-AM says:

    Well there’s a fucking surprise – these day’s the FT is simply the BBC in print.

  4. 4
    Oxfam says:

    Evil Tory bastards.

  5. 5
    FT tells BBC or Visa Versa says:

    I tell you what, I’ll swap your neo-liberal socialist for mine.

  6. 6
    Viperous Old Vince says:

    Lying Bastard ?? Is he a LibDem ?

  7. 7
    British Values are for Christmas not Ramadan says:

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    FT says:

    No comment.

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    Stephen Sakur, BBC's Hardtalk says:

    The FT publisher probably won’t have to face a grilling about Harding’s support for Israel like the kind I gave Chris Patton when Harding was first brought over here.

  10. 10
    Shitbag Sanders says:

    Who gives a fuck about what lying government sponsored vulture goes to work for what lying government sponsored mouthpiece? Only the fucking tards in god awful sounding London cock sucking circumcised circuit.

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    A normal person says:

    Its why they are always so grumpy and angry.

    If they would just eat a Snickers once in a while they’d be a lot calmer.

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    A normal person says:

    Has been for ages. FT is the establishment paper. Loved new liebore. Loved them!! Probably still missing phoney Tony and the ‘laissez-faire’ clique.

    The ones who decided to regulate the fuck out of ordinary people with smoking bans and CRBs and such, but let business and banking write its own rules.

  13. 13
    Mr High-Viz jacket says:

    That’s 24 wallets I’ve had already

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    Of course, the Wall Street Journal is much nicer, with its white paper and classy, Ivy League typography.

  15. 15
    tories are cunts says:

    now that Stuart Hall and Rolf Harris are in gaol does that mean we have sorted out all the child abusers??? All is okay now???? I know, let’s ask Leon …….

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    rick says:

    You’d be grumpy too if you were not able to retire to the bar for a quiet snifter after prayers.

  17. 17
    non taxable pikey says:

    Keeps the Doctors busy and in work. Diabetic comas increase exponentially as Ramadan progresses. How to bugger you blood sugar level the religious way.

  18. 18
    BBC Red Bottom says:

    Dear Google,

    Please remove all worldwide links to Rolf Harris, Jimmy Saville, Stuart Hall, Animal Hospital, Jim’ll fix it..Children in need, Top of the pops, Great Ormond Street charity fundraisers and Its a Knockout.

    All these programs and people were from long ago in the 70’s and 80’s and the right to hide the crimes of the guilty need to be protected.

    Thank you European court of Human rights!
    You’ve been invaluable!

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    non taxable pikey says:

    Selective amnesia is the order of the day. That and Clegg being all 3 “wise” monkeys at once.

  20. 20
    duty pedant says:

    programmes, even on the 4th of July.

  21. 21
    BBC Spokesperson says:

    These people never existed. It’s a UKIP plot designed to hide global warming. The BBC is committed to impartial and unbiased reporting. Now pay up.

  22. 22
    rick says:

    Succinct and to the point – can’t think of anything to add.

  23. 23
    Roma Bert. says:

    Many more to be found within Liebour, Liberals and the LimpDems…….

  24. 24
    David Cameron's Nonces Charter says:

    Funny how Dave conflates paedo investigation into persecution of the gay community. Note to tories; gay people don’t abuse children, paedophiles do.

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    Unlucky Alf says:


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    Persona Non Grata says:

    Hiding something?

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    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    I haven’t heard any rumours, sorry about that.

  28. 28
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    The BBC’s Jimmy Savile.
    The BBC’s Stuart Hall.
    The BBC’s Rolf Harris.

    Why does the BBC blatantly distance itself from the above, yet the BBC vilified Lord McAlpine. A picture is emerging!

  29. 29
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Labour led Oxfam.

  30. 30
    Idon'tneednodoctor says:

    Why does Gary Linekar speak to Ruud Gullit as if Gullit doesn’t understand english.

  31. 31
    Chuka says:

    Best wishes to my buddy and protégé, Barrack Omaha, on Independence Day.

  32. 32
    Tea Leaf says:

    How much did you get?

  33. 33
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    The FT was taken over years ago.

  34. 34
    Raptor says:

    The Financial Times sells — mainly through company subscriptions — on its market reports and share listings. Editorially, it might as well be the Guardian.

    An ex-BBC type will find it home from home.

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    Fancy a snifter at the Dronrs, old bean? Excellent browsing & sluicing & so on don’t you know?

  37. 37
    F##k the LibLabCon says:

    But an independence from what Chuka?

  38. 38
    M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Get a job, knobjockey.

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    Leon of Great Brittan says:

    I did not know anything, I did not see anything , I was not there.
    Fuck you.

  41. 41
    LOL says:

    France 0-1 Germany

  42. 42
    The British media are cunts says:

    Just imagine how fucking mental Muslims would be if they drank,

  43. 43

    Pink paper for poofs, pervs and nonces.

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    uaf says:


  47. 47
    Lord Mandelbum of Shirtlifting says:

    Thanks for that picture you made an old queen very happy :)

  48. 48
    fuckwit says:

    Thank God we have Big Dave Cameron protecting our interests!

  49. 49
    Senatot Joe McCarthy says:

    The colour of the paper says it all; lefty pinko commie bastards.

  50. 50
    BBC Thought Police says:


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    baaahhh says:


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    BBC Thought Police says:


  53. 53
    BBC Thought Police says:

    Fuck off racist!

  54. 54
    BBC Thought Police says:

    Totally racist comment.

  55. 55
    Jonathan says:

    The Metropolitan Elite? What utter bollocks. Most people haven’t even heard of these individuals.

  56. 56
    RSCPA, with the GB team says:

    Stingy tories not donating to us.

  57. 57
    Hang 'em all! says:

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    Chuka says:

    Righto! Will Cyril “Barmy” Fotheringay-Phipps and Oofy Prosser be there?

  59. 59
    fitzfitz says:

    Its all part of the Duncan Terrace strategy to –

  60. 60
    fitzfitz says:

    … and squat closets are now demanded in the many, many council properties occupied …

  61. 61
    Media Scum protecting a pervert in their own interest. says:

    BBC scum!

  62. 62
    fitzfitz says:

    … they certainly do in First on the way back here from the Gulf …

  63. 63
    Hear All See All says:

    Something must be seriously wrong if the “rival political view” greens speak out in defence of EFDD group. Bravo!


  64. 64
    up market living says:

    oldies are confused.
    up does not mean, climb up on to the refrees chair.
    it is a state of being.

  65. 65
    Ellie-Mae says:

    to you it’s just one big bike rack.

  66. 66
    Harrison? says:

  67. 67
    One embarrassed owner says:

    If the Labrador Dog saw that, just one of that, he would mount and doggy shag.

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    Jazzminge Ali Thingy Brown says:

    There’s nothing wrong with racism. I made an extremely anti-white racist comment about genocide of whiteys and laughed heartily about it.

    Racism is OK.

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    Whist totally in agreement with those sentiments, we have to provide clearly reasoned explanations about the means we need to employ to reach those worthy objectives.

    That is where the game becomes harder. The challenge is a good one though.

  71. 71
    Camoron is a fucking liar says:

    “the EU elite are wasting no time manoeuvring to take away even more power from Britain”

    Thank fuck we’ve got a referendum lock on the transfer to power(s) to Brussels.

    Eh, Dave? Dave? Where’s our referendum. Dave?



  72. 72
    Michael Gove, the biggest cunt in Britain's history, says:

    As any intelligent person will tell you, multiculturalism is wonderful. Only cretins don’t like multiculturalism and mass immigration.

    Vote Tory for more Sharia and multiculturalism.

  73. 73
    Nuckfuts McGibbons says:

    Well fucking said that man, keep an eye out for some BIG distraction story on Monday. It will be big because if the whole noncing scandal is allowed to break it will bring down not just the scum in parliament but the fucking inbreeds in the palace and the palaces across Europe too. Phillip and Charlie are as fucking guilty as the despicable slimy four by two Lord Leon.

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    And How is Filming the Plod going to build up "trust"? A war more like says:

  75. 75

    It looks more like a farting contest.

  76. 76
    The People says:

    Film arrogant Politicians to build up Trust.

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    Satellite Dish City...All pointed at Asiasat says:

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    Anonymous says:

    Amazing how these insider move from job to job, pension to pension and a quango chair at thje end. Very cosy. Must be nioce if you can get it.

    Rent seeking?

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    Trotsky says:


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    Trotsky says:


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    bleat says:


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    Call to Farts says:

    There must be a fight to get on the front row, anything else and your nose is up a Mo’s arse

  83. 83
    Roma Bert. says:

    Where is Johnny Fart Pants?

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    antifart says:

    waycist scum!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. 85
    Rolferoo says:

    All together now:

    Tie a 9 year old down, sport
    Tie a 9 year old down

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    M(.)rningt(.)n Crescent says:

    Christ, they both look like a couple of nonces – especially ‘im on the left.

    Ah, the Pink ‘un: proven totally and abjectly wrong on absolutely everything relating to the economy and Europe for the last 20 years.

    Who the ‘ell reads that rag these days?

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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    What i don’t understand in Rolf Harris’s sentencing is all this “sentences running concurrently”.

    If you commit a number of crimes then surely you should serve a total sentence equal to each of the sentences added together.

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    Ask PATTEN everything he has ever touched sooner or later turns into a crock of shit, he must be the king of ‘em all , his whole career is one of blundering from one clusterfuck to the next.

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    IMHO says:

    Publicly flog arrogant Politicians to build up Trust.

    Although the downside is a fair number of the depraved bastards will actually enjoy it.

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    Steve McLaren says:

    For sure, wuld you like me to translate ?

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    antifart says:


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    uaf says:


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    Quite agree!

    They don’t even have any ( . ) ( . ) inside.

    Think breasts! Vote UKIP :-D

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    Leon says:

    It’s whitey’s fault!

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    Field Marshal Rt Hon Iain Dunning Kruger MP says:

    My Government is dismayed at today’s court ruling striking down our retrospective legislation overturning the previous court ruling. We shall immediately table legislation in order retrospectively to make retrospective legislation legal.

  96. 96
    Chuka Umagumma says:

    ‘I am a lineman for the county’

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    Scotland the bribed says:

    A tune for Scotlands 57% who poll NO, I wanna hold your hand a song the Scots will sing to the English when they vote NO in September , how embarrassing.

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    grey hound calling grey hound. grey says:

    coach full, bus stop.

    indonesian man wins.
    he is a lady though.
    damn you dame, in Ford we trust.
    hence, all the best.

  99. 99
    Chuka Umagumma says:

    ‘Hotdog, jumping frog, Aaaaaalbuquerque’

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    Hoots! It's Clown says:

    Urgent! The polis are at the door. Anyone know if felc hing in a naval dockyard is still a hanging offence?

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    baa baa says:


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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    The YES campaign in Scotland just need to bang on, day in day out, between now and September, that an independent Scotland will never have to suffer rule by a Tory government from London (Thatcher 80s,Cameron today) that a majority of Scots didn’t vote for and they’ll win the referendum with a landslide.

    The NO camp can’t promise no more Tory rule for Scotland, only the YES to independence camp can.


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    The LibLabCon Cast Iron Guarantee says:

    A referendum will be held if there is a transfer of powers to the EU ?

    Call me old fashioned but I would hold the referendum before, not after.

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    Can you guess who gave him his honour yet? says:

    And it was Maggie who gave him a knighthood despite being warned on 5 occasions by her advisers about him.

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    Joss Ayinglike says:

    You’re old fashioned.

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    Viperous Old Vince says:

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    Headmaster of Fawkes School says:

    Mass spanking and you all want it.

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    Scotland the bribed says:

    If the Scots vote NO, never again will the English have to listen to the moan about home rule for Scotland, or hear Scotland the the brave, all they can sing to the English will be a Beatles song I wanna hold your hand, you can have your kilts on with no underpants but no Englishman will believe the Scots again.

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    BBC Thought Police says:

    Fuck off you racist.

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    The FT is less relevant to Britain than the Beano was at its worst.

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    Chuka does a turn says:

    “Independence from what? You stood for Parliament for a party to exert greater and wide control. Independence means less control from the likes of you and your colleagues”.

  112. 112
    Bum selector says:

    To Katie Hopkins. Who has the best bum. Take your time to answer.

  113. 113
    Mr High-Viz jacket says:

    Twenty three pence, six condoms (four used), two bags of Afghan brown, twenty four fake drivers licenses, nineteen forged national insurance cards. Oh and a gold members card for a gay bar in London?

  114. 114
    Hopkins rules all as unworkmanlike says:

    Katie Hopkins denounces mass bum showing by workers at building site in caption below. Can’t be possible says Katie. Not a piece of bum cleavage in sight. Bunch of imposters.

  115. 115
    Save the child with GB team says:

    Gove is a Hunt

  116. 116
    Tachybaptus says:

    The Beano has always been immensely relevant to Britain.

  117. 117
    Chuka Umunna gets it right says:

    To all my Streatham voters.


  118. 118
    Tachybaptus says:

    Surely the larger size ought to be represented like this: ( ◉ )( ◉ )

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    Fuck off Jockland you ungrateful parasitic filth says:

    Freedom from the bastard English bastards who bailed Jockland out 300 years and and who bailed Jockland out in 2009. Freedom from the Ingerlish bastards who subsidise the inbred Jockanese parasites year after fucking year.

    Please: Jockanese Hunts, please: we aren’t allowed to vote “fuck off your parasitic Kockanese parasites”, so please vote for Independence on our behalf. Fuck off, goodbye, don’t even think about begging to come back.

    Jockland and it’s inbred mong population = Hunts. Fuck off. That’s all there is to it.

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    Banana Monkey says:

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    Jackie Daw with Maw and Paw says:

    Especially when they gave away a free “Gnasher-Snapper” as a gift.

  122. 122
    Diane Fatabottomus says:


    Oh, he’s black. OK. As you were.

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    The Rt Hon FDR says:

    My Government shall introduce retrospective legislation requiring all receivers of benefits over the last 21 years to prove they did not have alternative savings, had not work undeclared or receive support from friends and family.

    Exceptions to the Law are:
    This does not apply to Iain Duncan Smith wife Betty.

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    point of order says:

    Are not the Scottish confused over what they are voting for. The real vote should be “do they wish to ruled from Edinburgh or not”

  125. 125
    cool gadget says:

    is Gillian Tett’s wall clean?

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    BBC Thought Police says:


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    BBC Thought Police says:

    Racist bastard.

  128. 128
    BBC Thought Police says:

    Racist cun t!

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    insider says:

    If James Harding becomes editor, then Gillian Tett leaves. A pity, ’cause she should get the top job.

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    Agree. Upon reflection, I feel I have slighted the Beano in unwarranted fashion.

    I apologise unreservedly to them.

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    From a grebe weighing some 150 grams, that is most astonishingly ambitious.

  132. 132
    On appointment of Raven as shadow to DWP minister says:

    Ed Miliband to Rachel Reeves.

    Duncan Smith shall remain minister for DWP until January 2015.
    He is our trump election loser card.

    He must remain regardless of the agony, pain and misery he causes to those who are vulnerable with no voice.

    Our aim is to have him removed months before the election. Hold back. Up to this point we shall be collecting a massive collection of misdeeds by Duncan Smith department which every election candidate shall have and use.

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    Judges needs to spit it out says:

    He will be sleeping half the time.
    Shitting and peeing twenty minutes a day
    Walking around about One hour a day
    Eating and snacking adds up to two hours a day.

    without considering anything else five years and nine months should equate to hours in jail awake and not taken up for wasteful routines enjoyed outside.

    Every day would use up ONLY ten hours of the sentence.

  134. 134
    Brill says:

    Enemy of the State

  135. 135
    BBC Editorial Dept. says:

    It’s Bush’s fault! No, hang on…. It’s Israel’s fault!

  136. 136


    Vote UKIP :-D

  137. 137

    EU: Say No to Habsburg 2.0 – Vote UKIP:

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    England: the world's rubbish tip. says:

    If I see another fucking photo of this cupid stunt, I’m going to throw up on the pavement of Sloane Street!

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    England: the world's rubbish tip. says:

    Or \i/!

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    The British media need glasses says:

    The British media needs to get himself out a lot more! The local normal practising mozzy may prefer not to take alcohol, but those at the tops of the trees are right fucking pissheads. Fact!

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    Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

    … which is precisely the way they like it. However, it does seem that the odd stone is now being turned to reveal a lot of deeply festering shit beneath. Lots more daylight is needed in these areas.

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    Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

    They may not have any ( . ) ( . ) on the pages, but there plenty in the editorial suites at the office.

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    Alex says:

    So I’ll put you down as a ‘maybe’ then.

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    Diane Fatbutt says:

    The Fast Show is all about being lean and mean – not my cup of rice tea.

  145. 145

    Jumping ships from the BBC? What about the pensions? What about the tax payer funded boozing and shmoozing?

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    Anonymous says:

    “moving back to print after less than a year at the Beeb?”
    The way things are going, perhaps some sort of media merger is in the offing.

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    What lies behind such racist and bigotec invective says:

    Actually I’ll put him down as still living with his mum.

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    Border Terrier says:

    Lionel Barber is doing a good job as editor of the only quality paper left in the UK.

    Pretty sure that James Harding, who worked at the FT in the past, would do a good job too.

    Non story Guido for all the goons on here.

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    D you mind !

    EU Herald indeed.

    It s called Le Journal Officiel .

    It comes out every day and its dogma are sacrosanct .

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    angieteuton says:

    hello boys

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    really , WTF cares

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