Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Witherow Gets Axe Out at Times

Media Guido is hearing of big movements over at the Times. Witherow is, as expected, swinging the axe…

Roland Watson is out as Political Editor – he’s been told to apply for Foreign Editor apparently – a desk getting squeezed.

Cameron biographer Francis Elliot will replace him and Sam Coates is coming back  from the scaled-back business desk to the Lobby.

Guido is hearing conflicting reports of his job title, though it is expected to be along the lines of Deputy Political Editor or Associate Political Editor.

Some twenty newsroom sackings are said to be imminent.

In lighter news, the much missed Times Diary is set to return.

UPDATE: US sources suggest that Witherow has also axed the Times’ Wall Street correspondent with the expectation being that they will share content with the Wall Street Journal. The New York features writer has also been given the bullet. Developing…

UPDATE II: Guido understands no more cuts are hitting the business desk beyond Coates and the Wall Street correspondent. Apparently the brunt of the staff cuts are in sections with less affluent readers.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

Pick up your copy of the Sun on Sunday today to make sure you don’t miss out on:

  • The Special Adviser who delivered his own baby son and is inevitably now known as a “safe pair of hands”
  • Reshuffle speculation: find out which MPs are “up the ar*e of the PM” according to their fellow Tory MPs!
  • Guido hears another Downing Street aide’s exit is in the offing
  • David and Ed Miliband – still frosty
  • Davis Davis has more exciting holidays than we do
  • Eric Pickles goes to India
  • We name the two MPs who respectively employ their wife and sister yet then demanded more staff cash (they were turned down)

Read all about it in your 60p Sun today…

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

As if the reputation of lobbying could get any lower, in Guido’s Sun column today we name the ex-MP turned lobbyist under police investigation. Don’t miss out on:

  • tulisaTheresa May’s new leadership-worthy wardrobe
  • Liam Byrne’s latest blunder
  • Ed the stud
  • IDS channels Churchill
  • Anarchist beer leaving a bitter taste in parliament
  • Brian May’s awkward pub session with Labour MPs
  • Olympians turned Tory candidates
  • Dave’s crisis meeting tomorrow
  • Lazy Vaizey’s Cannes trip

Politics for the people, just 60p…

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

Guido shares a page with Russell Brand as Dave goes looking for Chuka in Ibiza in today’s Sun. In the column today:

  • Harman stitches up a seat for a millionaire comedian’s daughter
  • Balls is on borrowed time and borrowed Co-op money
  • Theresa May woos Tory wags
  • Hodge the Dodge misses £100 million of BBC waste
  • James Wharton plays hardball with Number 10
  • A Tory MP and researcher get a bit too close in the Sports and Social
  • Technophobe MPs double claim for expenses on new touch credit cards
  • Why skiving civil service pen pushers will only be working two days next week.

All in your 60p Sun.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun Today

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In today’s Sun column:

  • find out which national newspaper editor has a crush on SamCam
  • how NHS England spends your cash
  • Read about Nadine’s bumpy bounce back
  • Claire Perry’s sexy invitation
  • why there is some money left for Liam Byrne
  • Petrolheads and a Westminster wedding

All in your 60p Sun…

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun Today

Guido shares a page with Nadine in today’s Sun. In Guido’s column:

    • 20130512-103734.jpg Ed Miliband told Guido a funny over carrot sticks and hummus
    • PM on Chuka: “let’s get him”
    • Nigel Farage’s unbelievably “bonkers” dinner party with Labour luvvies, celebs, heirs, heiresses and a prince. Guido has the guest list.
    • What Lord Strathclyde is doing for money these days
    • The price of local UKIP-Tory mini-coalitions
    • The bad smell around Keith Vaz

Politics for the people, just 60p…

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

Pick up your 60p Sun this morning for all the latest on rape arrest Tory MP Nigel Evans. In Guido’s column:

  • why Tom Watson will be furious about Thursday
  • why even Nigel Farage was not all smiles
  • Rennard’s helping hands on the campaign trail
  • Osborne is blocking Nadine Dorries’ return
  • Jo Johnson’s awkward first SpAd meeting
  • why Craig “Partridge” Oliver’s colleagues say he’s no Coulson
  • Boris and the gangsters
  • Labour MP’s unfortunate Stuart Hall photo
  • Tory candidate’s embarrassing front page past
  • Karaoke banned in parliament
  • why the ‘Faragasm’ wasn’t the only explosion in Westminster this week

And how Adam Afriyie tried to gag the press after remortgaging his £4 million mansion. Politics for the people…

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

Guido shares a page with John Whittingdale in today’s Sun, who makes the case for politically independent regulation of the press. In Guido’s column:

  • MPs claim cuts mean they should get another inflation busting staffing budget increase
  • Tories aren’t moving in the polls, so why is CCHQ calling Pickfords?
  • How Tessa Jowell confused Ed’s guru Arnie Graff
  • Who heckled Liam Fox and why?
  • Why the PM brought Jessie Norman in from the cold
  • The tale of the SpAd who “forgot” to meet Craig Oliver in Downing Street

There’s also a fantastic picture of BoJo with a bunny. All for just 60p…

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

In Guido’s Sun on Sunday column today you can read all about:

  • Ed Miliband getting the better of Goldman Sachs
  • The modesty of Alan Duncan
  • The ironic codename of Adam Afriyie’s plot
  • Proof that parliament is full of thieves
  • The anti-corruption blogger set to make a monkey of the Tories by running in South Shields
  • “Whatsa Matter EU?” Labour Euro candidates are failed Italian politicians
  • Bercow’s own-brand short
  • The Tory MP with Saddam on the wall!

Politics for the many not the few, only at your newsagents and all for just 60p…

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Read Guido’s Column in The Sun Today

The_Sun_14_4_2013Today’s Guido column in The Sun tells you:

  • The crazy and kinky items confiscated by the police in Parliament.
  • The Cabinet’s recess holiday destinations.
  • Why the LibDem’s newbie MP is struggling.
  • Who is Downing Street’s answer to Alan Partridge?
  • Who is Damian McBride’s surprising new Tory drinking buddy?
  • Maggie-tastic tributes and memories.

Only in Guido’s Sun on Sunday, column just 60p. Politics for the many, not the few…


Seen Elsewhere

Labour Was Too Slow for the Squeezed Middle | FT
Papers Pan Cam’s Immigration Pledge | ConHome
Deane of St Edmundsbury? | Times
Pay Volunteers and They Become Cheap Labour | Jill Kirby
UKIP Fundraiser Was Jailed for Running Brothels | Times
Bercow Faces Probe Over Pass Mystery | Mirror
Harman Breaks Rules on Paying Staff | Express
Labour Whinge About Sandi Toksvig Joke | Mail
BBC Boss Search in Disarray | Times
Tory Membership Set to Outstrip Labour | Staggers
Three Cheers for the David Brents | Ed Conway


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