Monday, November 3, 2014

Lord Barnett R.I.P. : Bury His Formula With Him

Lord Barnett has passed away. His formula outlives him, something of which he did not approve. Giles Dilnot’s interview makes Joel’s view clear…

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Talking Heads Should Go on Russia Today UK

The Kremlin-funded news network Russia Today has launched a UK channel this morning, promising to “focus on the issues that matter most to Britons”. Which presumably means anything other than Ukraine and the shooting down of flight MH17. RT’s own staff have previously accused the channel of being a Putin propaganda mouthpiece, so the move has sparked much debate among media talking heads:

Channels like Russia Today will still be there whether or not British talking heads appear on it, so Guido encourages commentators to go on and then subvert it. When Guido went on PressTV he named Iran’s jailed dissident bloggers then asked for his fee to be paid to Conservative Friends of Israel. If you’re looking for inspiration look no further than James Kirchick:

удачи!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Child Abuse Campaigners Warned MacShane in 2009
…But Rotherham MP Never Replied and Didn’t Act on Claims

Scoop from the Yorkshire Post: in 2009 child abuse campaigners in Rotherham sent a five page letter to Denis MacShane detailing concerns about widespread abuse in his constituency, but received no response. In the letter, to which MacShane was copied in, the campaigners wrote: “I would appreciate your urgent response to this letter and more importantly your speedy and effective intervention on this case before one of the children, or another, gets hurt”. Guido publishes it in full here:

Renowned for his honesty, MacShane says he has no memory of the letter. The convicted fraudster visited the European Parliament yesterday, where UKIP MEP Jane Collins raised a Point of Order accusing him of “turning a blind eye to the abuse of 1,400 children in one of my constituencies and he’s in the coffee bar like a bad smell”.

If only he had been more interested in what was going on his constituency than his jaunts to Europe when he was still an MP…

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WATCH: Daily Politics on #GF10

WATCH: Guido Fawkes 10th Anniversary Awards

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Guidos: Political Scandal Scoop of the Decade

The nominees:

  • Tim Shipman, for his recent series of undercover recordings.
  • Tom Newton Dunn, Plebgate
  • Chris Hope, for the Smeargate spoiler.
  • Heather Brooke for MPs expenses

And the winner:

Guido couldn’t have blown it up any better himself…

Boris at #GF10

An interesting news line from Boris last night, coming out against Chris Grayling’s plans to lock up internet trolls. He told Guido’s dinner guests “trolls are a vital part of our political ecosystem, a vital part of our democracy, we need them”. The Mayor also gave some wise advice for politicians who might find themselves in Guido’s crosshairs…

The Guidos: The Guido for Services to Deadlines

The nominees:

  • Rob Wilson for his EXTENSIVE letter writing campaign
  • Labour’s John Mann, for calling for absolutely everyone to resign
  • Nadine Dorries, Friday night filler

And the winner:

When you have a column to fill on a Sunday, always good for a quote, heck she’ll write your column given a chance…

The Guidos: Backbench Maverick of the Decade

The nominees are:

  • Labour’s Tom Watson – the nonce finder general
  • Lib Dem’s John Hemming – Ryan Giggs
  • Conservative’s Zac Goldsmith – Recall and Green crap
  • Douglas Carswell – iDemocracy

And the winner:

Love him or hate him, there is no denying he’s caused an earthquake…

The Guidos:
Most Successful Delivery of an Order-Order Blog Post Into Policy

The nominees are:

  • Douglas Carswell: The People’s EU Bill
  • Andrew Mitchell: Banning international aid towards the Indian Space Programme
  • Francis Maude: Banning full time trade union ‘Pilgrims’

And the winner:

Mad Frankie Maude takes home the Guido…


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