WATCH: Clegg Under Fire Live on LBC Phone-In

Could have been worse, all things considering. Though he did later admit to owning a green onesie…

UPDATE: And here it is…

hulk

Pic via @hmatthews92

George Osborne’s Benefits Swindle

George Osborne has been getting it in the neck after the Daily Politics unearthed this old footage of the Chancellor allegedly advocating tax avoidance back when he was a mere MP and Brillo’s “parliamentary doctor”. Not quite, George was actually advising hard-up Bill on personal care, a benefits swindle rather than tax dodging. Once again Labour deliberately confusing benefits and tax. And as for the eyebrows…

Vid via @liarpoliticians

Happy 10th Birthday to the Daily Politics

 Here’s to another ten years…

WATCH: Liam Byrne Caught On Camera Attacking Shirkers

 Busted…

WATCH: Et Tu, Balls?
IDS Mauls Balls in Benefit Debate

Ed Balls isn’t even speaking this afternoon and he is still the laughing stock of parliament.

Baldemort was loving it…

WATCH: Piers Told to “Face Hacking Charges” Live on CNN

 His face is a picture…

Where Have All the Women Gone?

men

Not many talking points from this afternoon’s snooze-fest mid-term review, though Dave and Nick’s failure to take a single question from a female journalist was noted by many. No. 10 told the BBC that “none of the TV or newspaper political editors there” were female as an explanation. To be fair to them the Lobby is hardly brimming with females.  Some chauvinist media outlets are particularly guilty…

The Mirror’s all-male political team is made up of James Beattie, Tom McTague, James Lyons, Mark Ellis, Paul Routledge and Kevin Maguire, with the Sunday Mirror’s passholders made up of Vincent Moss and Nick Buckley. As for that bastion of feminism the New Statesman? Jason Cowley and Rafael Behr have Lobby passes, but there is a grand total of zero for the Staggers’ female staff. As an ardent feminist, Guido says shame on them…

UPDATE: Guido was not the only one to notice:

WATCH: Cameron Tells Kirchner Where to Go

Gotcha…

Now and Then: Two Faced Simon Hughes and Mitchell

Eagle-eyed Joey Jones clocked the friendly pats on Andrew Mitchell’s back as he loitered with intent at PMQs. Guido was particularly surprised to see such a warm response from LibDem Deputy Leader Simon Hughes, especially given that just a matter […]

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WATCH: Ed Miliband’s Plebgate Shocker

Will Ed be apologising in PMQs? This is one judge-led public inquiry he won’t be calling for…

UPDATE: Yvette Cooper has now called for an inquiry.[…]

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WATCH: President Bartlet v ‘Dr’ Eoin Clarke

Guido wouldn’t want Eoin’s readers not to know his PhD is in the history of Irish feminism…[…]

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Craig Oliver Also Threatened Telegraph Over Miller

The second government aide who threatened the Telegraph over the Maria Miller expenses story has been named as No10 director of communications Craig Oliver:

“In a phone call to the editor of this newspaper, Craig Oliver indicated that the

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