Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Guidos: Political Scandal Scoop of the Decade

The nominees:

  • Tim Shipman, for his recent series of undercover recordings.
  • Tom Newton Dunn, Plebgate
  • Chris Hope, for the Smeargate spoiler.
  • Heather Brooke for MPs expenses

And the winner:

Guido couldn’t have blown it up any better himself…

Boris at #GF10

An interesting news line from Boris last night, coming out against Chris Grayling’s plans to lock up internet trolls. He told Guido’s dinner guests “trolls are a vital part of our political ecosystem, a vital part of our democracy, we need them”. The Mayor also gave some wise advice for politicians who might find themselves in Guido’s crosshairs…

The Guidos: The Guido for Services to Deadlines

The nominees:

  • Rob Wilson for his EXTENSIVE letter writing campaign
  • Labour’s John Mann, for calling for absolutely everyone to resign
  • Nadine Dorries, Friday night filler

And the winner:

When you have a column to fill on a Sunday, always good for a quote, heck she’ll write your column given a chance…

The Guidos: Backbench Maverick of the Decade

The nominees are:

  • Labour’s Tom Watson – the nonce finder general
  • Lib Dem’s John Hemming – Ryan Giggs
  • Conservative’s Zac Goldsmith – Recall and Green crap
  • Douglas Carswell – iDemocracy

And the winner:

Love him or hate him, there is no denying he’s caused an earthquake…

The Guidos:
Most Successful Delivery of an Order-Order Blog Post Into Policy

The nominees are:

  • Douglas Carswell: The People’s EU Bill
  • Andrew Mitchell: Banning international aid towards the Indian Space Programme
  • Francis Maude: Banning full time trade union ‘Pilgrims’

And the winner:

Mad Frankie Maude takes home the Guido…

PMQs SKETCH: Cameron Rubs Salt Into Bercow’s Wounds

The only really enjoyable part of PMQs came right at the end in a question on immigration, and time running out. The PM broke off his answer with an abrupt change of subject to congratulate ex-Chief Clerk Sir Robert Rogers on his peerage.

It had been an indirect attack on the Speaker to make the hated Rogers a peer, now a slightly less indirect way of rubbing salt into the open wound that sits in the Speaker’s chair.

The House loved it. And not just Tories. Witnesses inside the Chamber said the cheering came from both sides of the House and went on for a parliamentary eternity (about 15 seconds).

The Speaker busied himself in conversation with his secretary. He wasn’t taking on that mob.

Feelings about the Speaker are like a tsunami wave travelling a long distance. Out at sea the wave looks like any other. Only when the seabed rises approaching land does the wave rise and reveal itself.

That was one moment of the wave passing an island. Up it reared.

In every second of every cheer the House was saying, “We know what you’re like. You bullied, browbeat, berated, swore at a decent man until he couldn’t take it any more and quit the job that meant the world to him. You have revealed yourself. And we won’t forget it.”

The occasion passes, the wave resumes its normal height, but it’s still traveling with undiminished power .

(more…)

The Guidos: Social Media Hero or Heroine of the Decade

The nominees were:

  • Louise Mensch: For services to international trolling and picking Twitter fights
  • Cllr Karen Danczuk: for selfless services to selfies and feminism
  • Brooks Newmark: for not putting down the loo seat before photographing himself masturbating in the bathroom mirror
  • Aidan Burley: For cultural diversity online and really entering into the whole Olympic spirit

And the winner:

Stay tuned for the rest of the winners throughout the afternoon…

Nigel Farage at #GF10

Despite telling Guido for the last ten years that voting in Europe changes nothing, Nige was in Strasbourg last night. He did send this video though. The big news is he turned down a drink…

Michael Gove at #GF10

He knows who really puts a bit of stick about…

We Had a Party, Almost Everyone Came…

More from Guido’s Tenth Anniversary Awards night to follow…


Seen Elsewhere

Does Europe Really Want Britain to Quit? | Nick Wood
Immigration Nation | Hopi Sen
Tories Choose Anti-Israel Candidate in Rochester | JC
Osborne’s Daycare Obsession is a Time Bomb | Kathy Gyngell
BBC Marr Pinko Trying to Ban the Queen | Speccie
Eric Hobsbawm: Companion of Dishonour | Standpoint
Guido Party Gossip | Iain Dale
Russell Brand Comes Out as 9/11 Truther | Guardian
Health Revolution is Underway | Fraser Nelson
UKIP Gets Professional | Red Box
Kelly Tolhurst Wins Rochester Open Primary | BBC


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Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann on Cameron’s refusal to pay the £1.7 billion EU bill by December 1st:

“Well, then he’s gonna pay on December 2nd”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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