Guido has obtained the design for the new Daily Politics Special Commemorative mug, released today as newly wed Andrew Neil returns to our screens after his honeymoon. Will he now be a tamed interviewer glowing with marital bliss? Don’t count on it…
Simon Carr will be also be back with a PMQs sketch this afternoon. Game on…
UPDATE: JoCo shows off the new holy grail.
That’s what they want you to think though.
Here’s the interview of the day. It was not pretty:
Guido thinks Tarzan spoke for us all when he said: who the hell is this guy?
BBC This Week rolled back the years last night and gave Diane Abbott another skewering over that tweet.
On the Daily Politics this morning Brillo made Tom Watson eat his words after accusing Rebekah Brooks of not only being “responsible for wrongdoing at News International, but I believe she knew about it” (July 2011). Watson now admits he was wrong:
“Rebekah Brooks is not guilty. She has been found not guilty of conspiring to hack phones in a court of law. She is innocent, I wish her well with her life… I do accept she didn’t do it, I wish her well with her life and I hope she goes off and does something very productive in the world.”
Despite the mea culpa he says he cannot bring himself to say sorry. She’ll cope with that…
A downbeat John McTernan didn’t think much of Labour’s chances in the European elections when asked by Andrew Neil on the Daily Politics today:
Brillo: “Are we inevtivably heading to European elections in which UKIP is a clear victor, Labour not a great second and the Tories a poor third?”
McTernan: “It’s got that feeling at the moment, hasn’t it. They’re certainly setting the terms of the debate and they have to be derailed by the other parties.”
Yet just two weeks ago the former Labour spinner claimed it was in the bag. In an effort to cheer up Labour supporters with little faith in Ed Miliband’s leadership he listed a “dozen reasons to be cheerful” to the Blairite faithful at Progress, McTernan boasted:
“Labour is set to win the European elections.“
Now he admits that is unlikely, what changed?
McTernan also asserted in that same article that Labour would “storm London in the borough elections.”
More bad news for McTernan, Guido’s top campaign source at CCHQ told him yesterday that he was getting more confident that the Conservatives will do better in London, where economic growth is already resurgent, than might be expected. That storm is looking to blow an ill wind for Miliband…