Sunday, May 18, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

In Guido’s Sun on Sunday column today we reveal the name of Sajid Javid’s new SpAd. Find out why she is made of the Wright Stuff here. Also in today’s column:

  • Some amusing advice from Norman Tebbit for the LibDems on rewriting government history
  • Despite being sacked by Nigel Farage, Godfrey Bloom is still hoping for a UKIP victory
  • Hague’s former aide Christopher Myers has got a job at Goldman Sachs, his CV has a big hole
  • All happiness and light on the Labour campaign team says Michael Dugher

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

In today’s Sun on Sunday column Guido exclusively reveals that the Conservatives have received their largest donation ever under Cameron. Find out who cleared their debts exclusively in The Sun.

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Don’t miss out on all the latest gossip, including:

  • Labour infighting over Dougie Alexander’s strategy of attacking LibDems rather than UKIP – “confused and worried”, “We’re all over the place… Our messaging is not working.”
  • Dubious expense claiming to the end – Tim Yeo’s claim rejected, Charlie Kennedy’s too
  • Where was David Axelrod this week?
  • Ed Miliband is a fan of the old “mass debater” pun

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Gordon Brown’s inability to add up is still costing taxpayers, Guido reveals in today’s Sun on Sunday. Don’t miss out on all the latest gossip in Guido’s column:

  • Tara the transsexual Tory candidate wants to take the party whip
  • Find out who Speaker Bercow told to “F*** Off”
  • Could Nigel Evans be facing a deselection battle?
  • Why one wannabe Tory MP is sweating over Gerry Adams’ arrest
  • Dave digs himself a hole with JCB donors
  • Tories taking advice from the man who helped UKIP-type party wipe out Canadian Tories (from 154 MPs down to 2 MPs)

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Don’t miss out on all the latest gossip in Guido’s Sun on Sunday column:

  • Terror Split Tories 
  • Downing Street’s toughest raise thousand for Help for Heroes
  • George Osborne fights against his own policy
  • Lights go out for Ed Miliband
  • Labour and Tories’ new plan for the leaders’ debates
  • Nigel Farage is 20 times more popular than Nick Clegg

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

GRAPH:  BBC Mind Share v Public Market Share

BBC-PAPER-CHARTFor years the BBC has explained its disproportionate consumption of the Guardian newspaper compared with public market share by arguing that it needs to buy more broadsheet papers than popular ones to best provide news for licence fee payers. It is not an issue of left-right bias, they claim, rather a distinction along broadsheet-popular press lines. Guido has analysed new figures released by the BBC to see whether this excuse stands up to scrutiny.

Methodology: By dividing a) each paper’s percentage share of the total papers purchased by the BBC , with b) each paper’s percentage share of the public market, we get c) the BBC mind share / public market share ratio. This tells us how greater or smaller BBC consumption is proportionally compared to public consumption.

Results: As the graph above shows, BBC consumption of the Independent is proportionally over 11 times that of the public market share. Next follows the Guardian at almost 5 times. BBC consumption of the Telegraph is proportionally just 1.7 times that of the public, and consumption of the Tory establishment’s Times newspaper is proportionally just 2.5 times as much as the public. The left-wing broadsheets have a far higher BBC consumption ratio than their right-wing rivals.

However, the popular press is where the BBC really gives the game away. Proportionally its consumption of the Mail is half that of the public and its consumption of the Sun is just a third that of the public. These are by some distance the two best-selling newspapers among the general population. Yet BBC consumption of the Mirror is proportionally double that of the Sun and 1.5 times that of the Mail.

Conclusion: This analysis shows that while the BBC is right that it makes a distinction between low circulation broadsheets and the popular press, there is a left-wing bias that extends to all papers. Among broadsheets, the BBC’s consumption of the Guardian and Independent is proportionally considerably higher that of the right-wing broadsheets (Times and Telegraph). Among the popular press, the BBC’s consumption of the Mirror is proportionally considerably higher than the Mail and the Sun. The numbers clearly show that the BBC’s newspaper purchasing patterns are not determined along a broadsheet-popular divide, they are determined on a left-right political bias.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GIF: Decline of the Dead Tree Press

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Don’t miss out on all the latest gossip in Guido’s Sun on Sunday column:

  • Exclusive: Newark by-election alert as sleazy Patrick Mercer expected to be kicked out of parliament
  • Llama love affair tweeting not really why Fabbers fired, was joking about kangaroos caught
  • IPSA gonna be around for a long time, signs new 15-year Millbank lease for double the current size office
  • Sajid Javid gets his feet under the table and his own art on the walls at Dept of Culture. Chooses Maggie T painting!
  • Tories vent at Home Sec: “Theresa should apologise to Evans.. It’s time for a campaign for Nigel’s Law.”
  • One Tory MP who definitely, definitely wasn’t involved in the gay orgy at conference.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Don’t miss out on all the latest gossip in Guido’s Sun on Sunday column:

  • The_Sun_6_4_2014Guido has first look at Jezza Browne’s new book. Nick Clegg might want a read…
  • Newsnight of the Long Knives: Paxo in fight to keep his job
  • Which greedy Labour MPs ain’t happy at Ed Miliband’s ban on second jobs?
  • Major changes at CCHQ ordered by Craig Oliver
  • Clegg’s new Porsche driving spinmeister has a history of playing fast and loose with the rules
  • Cam’s campaign director Lynton Crosby has plans for Farage
  • Does grandstanding TV star Margaret Hodge have an ulterior motive?

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Press Awards Winners in Full

Young Journalist of the Year: Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian
Business and Finance Journalist of the Year: Sarah O’Connor, Financial Times
Political Journalist of the Year: Fraser Nelson, The Daily Telegraph
Foreign Reporter of the Year: Anthony Loyd, The Times
Science and Health Journalist of the Year: Sarah-Kate Templeton, The Sunday Times
Specialist Journalist of the Year: Chris Hughes, Daily Mirror
Sports Journalist of the Year: Martin Samuel, Daily Mail
Feature Writer of the Year – BROADSHEET: AA Gill, The Sunday Times
Feature Writer of the Year – POP: David Jones, Daily Mail
Interviewer of the Year – BROADSHEET: Janice Turner, The Times
Interviewer of the Year – POP: Jenny Johnston, Daily Mail
Columnist of the Year- BROADSHEET: Gillian Tett, Financial Times
Columnist of the Year – POP: Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail
Critic of the Year: Rowan Moore, The Observer
Showbiz Reporter of the Year: Dan Wootton, The Sun
Photographer of the Year: Roland Leon, Sunday Mirror
Sports Photographer of the Year: Darren Staples, Reuters
Cartoonist of the Year: Peter Brookes, The Times
Front Page of the Year: Boiling Point, Sunday People
Supplement of the Year: FT Weekend Magazine, Financial Times
The Digital Award: theguardian.com, The Guardian
Scoop of the Year: Crystal Meth Shame of Bank Chief – Nick Craven and Ross Slater, The Mail on Sunday
News Reporter of the Year: Rob Evans and Paul Lewis, The Guardian
Sports Team of the Year: The Times
News Team of the Year: The Mail on Sunday
Journalists’ Charity Award: Philippa Kennedy
The Cudlipp Award: Frontline London, London Evening Standard
Newspaper of the Year: The Guardian

Sunday, March 23, 2014

What is in Guido’s Sun Column Today?

Get all the latest gossip for just 70p down the newsagents. In this week’s column don’t miss out on:

  • Why has Tony Blair been sounding out top financiers in the City?
  • John Bercow is enjoying the services of a £383,000-a-year entourage. Find out how much he’s cost the taxpayer since 2010.
  • Which football club boss has been helping out a Tory MP?
  • Where is the next Labour selection stitch up?
  • Anne McIntosh’s fans have a kamikaze plan to help her keep her seat.
  • Funeral market forces would make Maggie smile
  • How the Chancellor’s parliamentary aide unwound after bingo poster-gate
  • Lord Ashcroft’s toast to Osborne

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Politicians are Lying to You About Immigration | Alex Wickham
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Cameron is Going to Have to Deal With UKIP | Dan Hodges
Opinions on Key Issues By Constituency | Red Box
Britain Irrelevant Inside EU | Dan Hannan
Cameron Heading for Fall on Europe | Rachel Sylvester
Lords Speaker Spends £350 on Two Mile Limo Ride | Sun
Shapps Slaps Down Barroso “Propaganda” | City AM
Bookies v Pollsters: What We Learned From IndyRef | Paddy Power


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