Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sidelined Guardian CEO “Keen to Explore New Opportunities”

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The official line is that GMG CEO Andrew Miller will be standing down as chief executive and leaving Guardian Media Group at the end of June because he could not give the board a long-term commitment:

GMG and GNM are now embarking on the next major transformation programme and the GMG Board understandably wants a chief executive who is able to see that process through over an extended period of time. Given my desire to move to new challenges, I was unable to give the GMG Board the assurances they were seeking in this regard.

Miller was responsible for the cynical tax strategies that saw hundreds of millions in revenue producing Guardian owned assets held offshore in the Caymans tax haven whilst simultaneously the Guardian campaigned against the practice in editorials. The shifty tax strategies kept the Guardian afloat and built an endowment that will allow the paper to lose money almost in perpetuity. Hypocrisy in print and pixels…

Insiders say that in reality Miller’s been being sidelined for a while. David Pemsel, his deputy, is the super smooth ex-bullshitter for “brand consultancy” St Lukes, and a former ITV marketing director, is thought to be most likely to succeed him if the board hires internally. “Imagine what Pemmo could achieve if he wasn’t weighed down by all that self-doubt” one Guardianista told Media Guido archly…

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Blair is back: see Guido’s column in today’s Sun on Sunday to read all about Tony’s return to frontline politics as he begins a fundraising drive for gay Labour candidates. Also in today’s column:

  • After Penny Mordaunt’s Cockgate, Tory MPs mock Chris Bryant with James Blunt lyrics in parliamentary debate

GOVE

  • The evidence Michael Gove is a secret teeny bopper
  • Lynton Crosby tells Tory MPs: don’t mention ‘Labour’, just say ‘Ed Miliband’ over and over again

Head down to your nearest newsagents for four extra Guido stories only in the print edition:

  • Inside Labour’s ‘Lash Club’
  • Farage’s men-only hustings
  • Nannying Jane Ellison slammed by Tory colleagues
  • Splitter Jacqui Smith pleads for loyalty

Click here to read Guido’s column for free with a free 30-day trial…

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Today’s Sun Page 3

Page Threedom

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A few months ago Guido had dinner with the editor of The Sun David Dinsmore and asked him about Page 3. His view was that as long as the market research said his readers wanted it, The Sun would run it. Has the research changed or has the No More Page 3 campaign’s success in gaining support from the likes of the Girl Guides risked making the brand anathema to 51% of the population? Guido suspects the reasoning – if indeed it is actually the case that Page 3 has been discontinued – is a mixture of both.

Ending Page 3 would give a victory not just to people who never buy the newspaper, it would give a victory to people who would rather Britain’s most popular paper didn’t exist. Laurie Penny, the former stripper turned left-wing feminist pundit, summarises that view succinctly:

Mind you, the quality of Laurie’s media analysis is revealed in this tweet:

She appears to think newspapers can have an odd number of pages…

UPDATE: You can see today’s actual Sun page 3 here. Note well the bottom of the page… 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Guido reveals news of an extraordinary coalition row in today’s Sun on Sunday column, as Nick Clegg and Vince Cable hire two new taxpayer-funded Special Advisers despite there being just two months until parliament dissolves. Also in today’s column, don’t miss out on:

  • Andy Burnham declares war on sugar… but claims for sugar on expenses

  • How common is common sense man Al Murray? Oxford-educated and descended from Austrian aristocrats
  • Which Labour MP has stoked leadership speculation by going on a nationwide tour?
  • How well does Farage really know his constituency?
  • What happened when Miliband met Clegg at Sheffield train station?

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

PRITCHARD

Did Mark Pritchard try to recruit the woman who accused him of rape to the British security services? The cleared Tory MP breaks his silence on speculation as the Westminster rumour mill went into overdrive this week. See what he said here.

  • So much for “green crap”! Cam’s £5k from Sam Dad’s Wind Farm Developer

FOX

  • Friends Reunited: Liam Fox still giving Adam Werritty access to parliament
  • PM’s awkward Merkel moment
  • UKIP learn dark arts of spin
  • Are Greens a major party?
  • Vince is old news

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

2014 Awards in the Sun on Sunday Today

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The accolades that politicians dread more than the end of the summer recess – the Guido Fawkes Awards for Westminster’s top chancers, cheats and chumps. Guido sticks the knife – and Fawke – into the past year’s award winners. Click here to read Guido’s Sun column with a free 30-day trial…

Monday, December 22, 2014

What Happened to Newspaper Advertising Revenue?

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Peter Preston points out that the recent announcement from Times Newspapers Limited (London) that 51% of revenue was coming from print and digital sales seemed to boast how digital subscriptions were soaring; “it may equally have been demonstrating how far ad revenue had slumped”This is why Buzzfeed is valued at more than The Times…

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Today

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Can he be Sy-rious? Disgraced dick pic MP Brooks Newmark has told friends “Brooks of Damascus is back” and that he will return to the ravaged country after 2015. Also in Guido’s column today:

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  • Dave’s Costly Long-Term Optometric Plan – new glasses from posh Chelsea store

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  • Government cuts hit Christmas trees… so Avid Javid privatises them at DCMS
  • Hackney moonlighter Diane Abbott rakes in £600,000 from the British public since 2007!
  • Sir Keir Starmer is Alastair Campbell’s next great hope
  • Nigel Farage plans a tell-all book after the election

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

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In Guido’s Sun on Sunday column today: the silence of Harriet Harman over a string of sexist outbursts from Labour MPs. Claim your free one month trial and don’t miss out on:

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  • Rapping proof that Grant Shapps don’t stop, the rock it to the bang, bang boogie.

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  • Are Green Party candidates a bunch of trustafarian posh kids?
  • Russell Brand slammed as “diva” and nicknamed “his majesty” by Question Time producers
  • Who really is the inspiration for George Osborne’s haircut?
  • Ed’s wallet-wounding supper with mysterious short male companion
  • Fast food fight in parliament

Click here to read Guido’s column for free with a free 30-day trial…


Seen Elsewhere

ISIS Raising Funds Online Using Bitcoin | TechnoGuido
UKIP’s Youth Challenge | BBC
ISIS Operative: This Is How We Send Jihadis To Europe | BuzzFeed
Shapps Defends Bashir Defection | Seb Payne
Tory Leadership Contenders Jostle Over Europe | Alex Wickham
Cutting Taxes is Good For You | Art Laffer
Suspects Will Now Have to Prove Innocence | Laura Perrins
Labour Cllr: Cops Shouldn’t Stop Petrol Thieves | HandF Forum
Creeping Cultural Acceptance of Anti-Semitism | Eric Pickles
Time For Greece to Leave Eurozone | Allister Heath
Boris: Jihadis are W*nkers | Sun


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“If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally w***ers. Severe onanists. They are tortured. They will be very badly adjusted in their relations with women, and that is a symptom of their feeling of being failures and that the world is against them. They are not making it with girls, and so they turn to other forms of spiritual comfort — which of course is no comfort.”


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