Thursday, October 23, 2014

Welsh NHS Blows £1.5 Million on Pilgrims

Frankie Maude won the Guido award for most successful implementation of an Order-Order blog post into government policy on Tuesday, but unfortunately his Pilgrims reforms are not being embraced further afield. New figures show that in the last three years the Labour-run Welsh government has spent at over £1.5 million on NHS staff undertaking trade union activities. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board alone spent over £500,000, this year blowing £184,231 on 2 full-time taxpayer funded trade union staff and 21-part time staff . Last year it had 37 trade union staff funded by the taxpayer, the year before it had 42. Elsewhere, the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board spent £210,000 a year for eight full time equivalent taxpayer funded trade union posts. Welsh Labour won’t win a Guido like that…

WATCH: Daily Politics on #GF10

Since Michael White complained about his rugby shirt last time, Guido thought he would dress up for Round 2 on the Daily Politics today…

Telegraph Bloodbath: ‘Psycho’ Seiken’s Axe Falls on Mandrake

Press Gazette has major news of the next round of Telegraph redundancies, reporting that Jason “Psycho” Seiken is planning to axe the Mandrake diary column and its editor Tim Walker. They say 10% of the Telegraph’s journalists are to be fired, which would be around 55. Walker has been there for 12 years. Brave to get rid of a man who knows where all the bodies are buried…

Westminster Dog of the Year: The Winner!

Labour MP Rob Flello’s Alsatian, named Diesel, takes first place. Tintin lookalike Michael Gove and Snowy came second. “Once again the winner is German,” says the chief whip…

Wonk Watch: Loss of Faith But It’s No Talent PX-odus

Nick Faith is leaving his role as comms chief at the shrinking Policy Exchange to set up a new wonk shop with former Cameron adviser turned PX propeller head Sean Worth. It isn’t another talent exodus however, Faith and Worth’s Westminster Policy Institute will still work closely with their previous employer.

Will the last Cameroon to leave please turn off the light?

WATCH: Guido Fawkes 10th Anniversary Awards

Did you miss it? See all the jokes, all the speeches and all the awards here:

And the winners:

Keep shagging, keep fiddling, keep leaking, we couldn’t do it without you.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rochester & Strood Constituency Poll
UKIP Takes 13-Point Lead Over Tories

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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…


Seen Elsewhere

Comply or Die at Grauniad | MediaGuido
Labour Beats UKIP in South Yorkshire | LabourList
Mock the Week’s Weak Comedy | Nigel Farage
Can Jim Murphy Save Scottish Labour? | Guardian
There is Still Appetite for the Westminster Lunch | Jon Craig
Labour Turn Their Backs on Jewish Community | Dan Hodges
Chivalry is Not Dead | Laura Perrins
Jonathan Jones is a Tw*t | Iain Dale
Second Scotland Poll Suggests Labour Wipeout | Times
Paedo Probe Boss Urged to Quit | Sun
Keynesian Tories Won’t Eliminate Deficit | Tim Montgomerie


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