Marr Book to Be Pulped

From the Bookseller yesterday

Macmillan Recalls Andrew Marr book

06.03.09 Katie Coyne

Pan Macmillan has issued an “urgent” stock recall notice on Andrew Marr’s A History of Modern Britain for legal reasons. Pan Macmillan md, Anthony Forbes Watson, refused to elaborate on what the legal issues around the recall were. It is understood that the publisher plans to re-issue the book when changes have been made.
This can only be because someone living is threatening to sue. Any co-conspirators have any idea?

UPDATE : Apparently Erin Pizzey is angry with Marr.

Another Obama Movie DVD for Brown

Jonah Effect Explains Oxford Gail’s Woes

She was nation’s brain box darling, sweeping all opposition aside on University Challenge and even impressing the permanently unimpressed Paxman. However disaster has struck and her team has been disqulaified on a technicality. Guido has found the cause of her troubles – a Prime Ministerial meeting. The accursed one-eyed son of the manse has struck again…

Friday Caption Competition (Slimy Edition)

Was Obama Subtly Mocking Brown with the DVD Gifts?

You know sending an intern out to Blockbuster to buy 25 DVDs for Gordon’s gift and choosing “Psycho” and “Citizen Kane” might just be a dig at the Prime Mentalist. C’mon, Psycho?

Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane was based on the life of William Randolph Hearst. According to reviewers

The film traces the life and career of Charles Foster Kane, a man whose career in the publishing world is born of idealistic social service, but gradually evolves into a ruthless pursuit of power.

You see Guido’s point?

Mandy Gets a Facial

The Guidoisation of Politics Continues:
Tories Set-Up “Say Sorry On Behalf of Gordon” Website

Guido has pointed out before how the Tories draw some of their online ideas from the Obamocrats. Here they go again with www.Sorry from Gordon.com:

Which has a remarkable similarity to the Democrat’s recently launched I’m Sorry Rush website…

Gordon’s "Favourite Banker" Has £14 Million+ RBS Pension

Derek Wanless – Gordon Brown’s most trusted banker – who chaired Northern Rock’s audit and risk committees, also has a multi-million pound pension paid for by the taxpayer. Vince Cable railed at the “collapse of Northern Rock; a product of greed and reckless gambling by overpaid executives”.

It was Wanless who failed in his responsibility to rein in that reckless gambling.

The government’s holding company, UK Financial Investments Ltd, is the majority shareholder in both RBS and Northern Rock. Based on the pensions data below, the taxpaying public as shareholders are funding a £14 million plus pension for Wanless. Does Brown think his friend Derek Wanless should be so rewarded given his catastrophic failure in his responsibility to exercise oversight of the risk?

Graphic credit : Paul Waugh

*Based on standard 20 x multiple.

+++ "Myners Has £4 Million RBS Pension" +++

Evening Standard’s Paul Waugh has the scoop Andy Grice in the Indy reports that Treasury Select Committee Deputy Chairman Michael Fallon is saying “Myners has got a lot of explaining to do. He was a NatWest* director for three years.

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You Needn’t Make It Up

Yesterday Guido was bombarded with emails from one outraged and perhaps over-emotional Labour spinner accusing him of making up the story about staffers being invited to pad out the Congrssional chamber. So for their benefit here is an excerpt from

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Exclusive : Embarrassed Congress Buses in Staffers to Listen to Gordon

This just came over from a Washington D.C. co-conspirator. It is a memo sent to Congressional staff by email this morning by the Congressional and Senatorial authorities.

Gordon is not exactly a room filler…

On Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at

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How Many Standing Ovations Will Congress Give Brown?

Guido never tires of reminding his Labour minded friends that they got rid of a three-time election winning political genius and replaced him with Gordon Brown. They took a leader who instinctively understood the dynamics of a personal or political

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Quote of the Day

Former Miliband guru Arnie Graf reveals Labour’s disconnect with the working class:

“On one of my trips to the U.K. in the autumn of 2013, I bumped into one of Ed’s strategists in Portcullis House. He asked me if I was assisting the staff on Ed’s trip that was to take place in a few days to one of the regions. I told him that I did not have knowledge of his planned trip.

He told me that Ed was going to give a talk at the region’s annual fund raising dinner and that prior to the dinner he had invited the media to join him at a local coffee shop to listen to a conversation he planned to have with a minimum wage worker. The point of the conversation was to show how difficult it was for a minimum wage worker to get on in life.

There was only one problem. No one had been able to locate a minimum wage worker for Ed to talk with.”

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