Shock : Nigel Griffiths MP at it With a Girl

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The News of the Screws has a fantastic story (with pictures) about Nigel Griffiths at it with a stockings and suspenders wearing brunette in his office.  They even have pictures – though they declined to publish one of him reclining naked on his sofa enjoying a post orgasmic cigar.  Didn’t Griffiths vote to make it illegal to smoke “in the workplace”?

Why have the Screws only published pictures of her legs and bum?  Is it because the brunette sold the Screws the pictures?  Do any co-conspirators recognise that bum?

UPDATE : Just recalled that Peter Stringfellow once advised Guido that if your wife ever accuses you of being unfaithful, deny, deny, deny – they want to believe it is not true.  He told Guido that a girlfriend had once found a polaroid photo of Stringy’s penis, which she had not taken, he denied it was a picture of his member.  She eventually believed him.  Nigel, hysterically, denied the Screws photos were genuine.  Wonder if his wife will believe him?

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Churchillian Enigma at Green Park

A co-conspirator emails:

victoriaI just snapped this bizarre poster on the northbound Victoria line platform at Green Park. No headlines or text, just a big picture in a station almost completely bereft of other adverts.  Any idea what the message is supposed to be? “No time for a novice” perhaps? Or “Wait till you’re 65, like I had to”?

The co-conspirator confirms that Cameron is  blurred on the poster and it is not just an out of focus shot. Anyone know what this is all about?

UPDATE : It is, as some of the comments below immediately identified, an advertising campaign for The Times.

Jonah Brown Closed Birmingham Motor Show

motor-showLast July Gordon visited the Motor Show, the showcase for British engineering which has run for over 100 years. The next show has been cancelled.  Only the Kaiser, the Führer and now the Jonah have ever stopped the show from going ahead. The Treasury has a 2p hike in petrol taxes scheduled for next month, this curse on the British Motor Industry is not the result of Jonah Brown’s jinxit is government policy.

Germans Say “Nein, Herr Brown” to More Fiscal Stimulus

merkel-brownAngela Merkel told the Bundestag yesterday “It is not time to look at more growth measures. I disagree with this idea completely. The existing measures must work, they must be allowed to develop”, by which she means the monetary stimuli already implemented.

Referring to the G20 the German Chancellor said: “We need to send good psychological signals from London and not engage in a competition for unrealisable growth packages. We have already done our part.”

Already Treasury officials are back-pedalling on Gordon’s calls for yet more co-ordinated global fiscal stimulus and ceding to Franco-German demands for pan-European financial markets regulation – something that Britain has hitherto resisted. Gordon is caving in to European demands in the hope of getting a G20 boost from having got an international deal of some kind which he can spin.

Lynton Crosby Advising Libertas on Euro-Campaign

Isaby has scooped another story for ConservativeHome, the news that Lynton Crosby is advising Declan Ganley on running a slate of candidates in Britain for June’s European elections.  Guido suggested early on that the Tories should have associated themselves with the Libertas pan-European ticket.  Maybe they felt there was little to be gained in doing so in the UK.  In the wider post-EPP environment after the election it might have been useful, assuming Libertas win any seats.

LibertasLynton is a business-like strategist, he knows he has three major problems; firstly the policy position taken by Libertas is nearly the same as the Conservative stance towards the EU, secondly British voters who are particularly interested in the EU tend to UKIP.  His third problem is name recognition, few have heard of Libertas.  Will be fascinating to see what strategy he comes up with since Crosby has a reputation as a realist when it comes to campaigning.  If he wins a single UK seat he will have done well.

UPDATE : The Fink asks Is Libertas Pointless? He basically draws a venn diagram of potential voters and finds the Libertas subset to be very small.

Coming to TV : Spin Bloggers versus Reality-Based Bloggers

At the request of readers Guido has been trying to avoid blogging about Draper, so this plug is a bit of a, hopefully forgivable, relapse.  This anecdote is to illustrate the difference in the approach taken by Draper (spin) and the rest of the blogosphere (authenticity).   Do you recall when Guido wrote about the suspension of Dolly’s Twitter account for abuse of the service?  A co-conspirator has just pointed out that at the time Derek’s rapid rebuttal claim was:

“Guido and Iain Dale are upset that I am the most followed political twitterer.”

Mike Power, the long established blogger retorted via Twitter:

Draper Bullshit

derek-v-borisIn the reality-based part of the blogosphere we know that Draper has a little over 3,000 followers and Boris Johnson a little short of 20,000 followers – none of whom Boris spammed for attention.

Yet another example of the same old Derek, same old spin.

Some of you will be looking forward to the Daily Politics Draper v Guido show next week. It might not be as exciting as you think, the producer is determined that it will not be a personal slagging match and we are to be restricted to the subject of Labour’s approach to blogging.  Guido will be contrasting Prescott’s authenticity with Draper’s artificiality.  Draper’s CV has unfortunately been ruled off the agenda.

Psycho Won’t Work in No. 10

As many co-conspirators speculated at the time, the Blockbuster DVD box set gifted by Obama to Gordon is Region 1 DVD locked – meaning it won’t play on UK DVD players.  According to the Telegraph

Alas, when the PM settled down to begin watching them the other night, he found there was a problem. The films only worked in DVD players made in North America and the words “wrong region” came up on his screen.

Downing Street is very touchy about DVDs, when Martin Bright reported that they had compiled a DVD of Obama apologies for the Prime Mentalist to learn from, Damian McBride went into overdrive, denying it and even texting Bright to demand a correction.

McBride really should stick to dictating copy to Derek Draper – at least he reprints it.

Bonkers in the Bunker

Cameron explicitly said at PMQs what Guido thinks, in the “bunker” they are bonkers, barking out orders for schemes that never happen. Gordon actually claimed at one point during PMQs that Germany had “left the mainstream” of economic thinking.  That […]

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Bust Gordon Will Be Politely Ignored at G20

Gordon keeps on mumbling about the need for an “international early warning” system, some might say that the IMF already does that job.  After all it gave at least half-a-dozen warnings about Britain’s over-indebtedness in the years proceeding Brown’s […]

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Barack O’Bama Says “Happy St Patricks”

They didn’t dye the White House fountains when Gordon visited.   The Irish Taoiseach got a warm welcome from Barack – after all he is family.

“My mother’s family can be traced back to Ireland, and it turns out that our

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