It is @GuidoFawkes, Ben

no_twitter_smallFirst things first, if you want to message use @guidofawkes. Better still, use email.  Ben Brogan has joined Twitter.  God knows why, suspect it might be something to do with Paul Waugh claiming Twitter-lead scoops.

How many million did the Telegraph lose last year? Don’t you have a paper to write Ben?

You ain’t gonna tweet your way to profitability…

Ben Twitter

Campaign for a Shorter, Cheaper, More Accurate Election Night

1001All the pro-politics political junkies are getting worked up about the idea that vote counting and results might be delayed until the next day (Friday) after the election.  They like all the drama.  What a waste of money and time.  Lets save all the hassle, save all the cost, get the result accurate and in a timely fashion by having an electronic count.  Election night will be saved, and it will all be done on the night with the result will be known the minute the polls close.

It is the 21st Century, we don’t need rooms full of people miscounting the vote, lets go digital and get it over with by 10.01.  The night would be for celebration, commiseration and sleeping, rather than voter slip counting into the early hours…

Dale, Isaby, Harris and Pickles just like the drama.  The rest of us just want the result, the faster the better…

Dave Promises An End to Snouts in the Trough

Dave is promising pay cuts for ministers, an end to taxpayer subsidised food and booze in the restaurants and bars at Westminster. Cutting back on ministerial limos, cutting the number of MPs by 10%, as well as ending the heavily abused and anti-democratic £10,000 communications allowance given to incumbent MPs.

Guido particularly welcomes the move to get MPs to pay market rates for their beer. Why should they pay half the price for a pint that Guido pays in the Westminster Arms on the other side of Parliament Square, subsidised by taxpayers? Cry into your subidised beer parliamentarians while it lasts…

This blog is 5 years old this week.  If Cameron delivers on this, it will have all been worth it.

George Young’s Example

mr+mrs+youngDon’t know why he is getting such a warm welcome.  At one time, if Guido recalls correctly, Sir George Young employed both his wife and daughter on the  parliamentary payroll.  Hired on merit no doubt.

Just the man to reform all those MP’s fiddles..

Alan Duncan to Spend More Time with his Ration Book

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More New Media Muscle Flexing – Montgomerie Takes a Scalp

Who really removed the Shadow Leader of the House from his position? David Cameron?


No, not really. Tim Montgomerie and Heydon Prowse, the blogosphere’s sheperd of the Tory grassroots and the angry young man with a video-cam did the job:

Tim Montgomerie runs a regular poll asking the ConservativeHome grassroots to rate the Shadow Cabinet.  Do not for a second underestimate how much of a whip hand this gives him.   Whereas once upon time a frontbench Tory politician would worry about keeping the proprietor, editor and political correspondent of the Telegraph happy, as well as perhaps sharing a few drinks with the young and upcoming editor of the Spectator, now his horizon is much more extensive.  Fail to keep Tim Montgomerie and ConservativeHome’s readers onside and he might just commission a special poll on how you are doing.   If that poll finds tells the party leadership 65% of Tory members want you to resign…  you won’t last a month.

just_go_alanOld media looks on in bemusement in Washington as cable news’ Glenn Beck gives White House Environmental Czar and former communist 9/11 “truther” Van Jones his marching orders, and the White House demurs.   Heydon Prowse, who is he? He just destroyed the career of a greasy pole climbing Westminster slitherer.  No house trained political nouse, no insight, in fact a little naive.  He still did it.  The news is now disintermediated. 

Power has shifted from the top down to the bottom.  Adjust your sets and tighten your belts, it is going to be a bumpy ride…

McBride’s First Day Back to School :
“Greetings from Nadine Dorries”


FHSBToday was the first day back at school for the boys of Finchley Catholic High School.  Guido popped along early this morning to see one old boy and hardly recognised the middle-aged man strolling slowly across the school playground, stooping occasionally to pick up litter from the ground.  As Guido strode purposefully towards him he turned away entering a building where the staff were assembled for a first day briefing from the headmaster.  For a moment Guido thought the baseball cap disguise had been seen through.

“Damian!” Guido shouted at him, he turned in the doorway startled, “Greetings from Nadine Dorries”.  With a bemused look on his face he accepted the official Court papers, served by yours truly, on behalf of Nadine Dorries> Dorries, you will recall, is the MP he falsely accused of sleeping with another Tory MP in emails to Derek Draper, Kevin Maguire and Charlie Whelan.   Realising suddenly what had just happened he disappeared into the building as teachers and other bemused staff glimpsed across.  Damian never should have spilt that Guinness

UPDATE : Mrs Draper took the papers on behalf of Dolly from Tory Bear.

Rich & Mark’s Monday Morning View

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Osborne’s Command Economics

Guido just watched George Osborne on Marr argue that because banking is regulated, he should be able to order the financial regulators to order private enterprises to limit the pay of their employees (and further he wants international agreements to […]


Pure Capitalism

Access to clean water is one of the most pressing problems the developing world faces at the best of times. In the video above you can see an amazing British solution for disaster zones.  At over £100 a bottle to […]


ICM Poll Says “We Love the BBC”

The Guardian commissioned an independent poll from ICM which found that Britons not only love the BBC, they think it is value for money and can, despite all the BBC fakery scandals, be trusted. Hell, the pollsters even found that […]


Give Us a Job Ed

The low circulation New Statesman continues to fascinate Guido, a co-conspirator has sent in an example of a lavish bit of sycophancy which really deserves a bigger audience.

ns_logoYou may remember that James Macintyre was not so long ago bitterly […]


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Lord Sugar on Jeremy Corbyn:

“If they ever got anywhere near electing him and him being the Prime Minister then I think we should all move to China or somewhere like that and let this place just rot.”

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