Guido Android App

Some 20% of Guido’s readers now come view the blog via mobile phones and tablets. This new app gives a richer experience – with interactivity. The blog feed on the app is light-format, you can click through to the desktop version with all the comments. Twitter is integrated into the app, as is a tip-off via email function if you have any gossip for us. If you are using the app on a phone you can now call and speak with us just by double clicking. If there is big story we will send users a push notification alert of the breaking news straight to your phone…

It works on on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry as well as iPad and Android tablets. How much for all this functionality? The first 5000 downloads of the app will be free. The Android native app can be downloaded here. For all other devices you can download it here

Mitchell: Party ‘Threw Me Under a Bus’ and ‘Peed on’ Me

Outraged Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell is not very happy about how his party has treated him. Last night he took to Twitter to suggest that he had been thrown under a bus and then the party ‘peed on’ the body:

You didn’t think the headline was about someone else?

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Tomorrow Belongs To Ed Dan Jarvis Cries "One Leader, One Party, One Nation"

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Barnsley’s Dan Jarvis is exactly the sort of MP the Labour Party need to recruit. The  former Para is usually on the ball, though he probably should have thought through his headline for a late night blogpost lavishing praise on Ed’s speech. German translation “Ein Führer, eine Partei, eine Nation”. Ed’s one national socialism!

Via @OnTablets, @gazthejourno, @jimmanning et al…

Obama Attack Ad: "Wake the F**k Up!"

Samuel Jackson makes it work…

@Dave

Yet another Cameron u-turn is in the pipeline. The man who once said “too many tweets might make a t**t” is set to join Twitter. The news comes despite Dave reiterating his 2009 comment this summer: “I did once say something about people who use Twitter, particularly politicians, and I think in this case I was absolutely spot on.” What could possibly go wrong?

Well if Ben Brogan is accurate about Cameron’s choice of username is anything to go by, the fun and games will start early. Apparently “@DavidCameronLeader, or something similar… will bring us the daily thoughts of the Prime Minister.” Why not Glorious Leader?

Cable and Fallon Visit Start App Britain

Coalition rivals escaping the confines of the department together, heading to trendy “Start App Britain” to launch new funky initiatives for growth. Yes we all saw the Thick of It on Saturday night, but it seems the BIS team were paying extra attention…

Sadly, though probably wisely, Michael Fallon and Vince Cable’s visit to White Bear Yard – Clerkenwell’s trendy privately funded start-up office share – was closed off to pesky press questioners and only a pool camera seemed to be doing the rounds as the politicians chatted awkwardly with the “silicon chaps. And of course chapesses.” Sadly there was not the chance to ask Fallon how Vince’s much loved hike in Capital Gains tax from 18% to 28% helped entrepreneurs. And, of course, which one of them was Morse and which one Lewis…

Positive Twitter Day

Guido is supporting #PositiveTwitterDay today. Twitter, especially the political Twittersphere can be a horrible nasty place, well today Guido will do his Christian best to be nice to all in his tweets. The idea comes from the invariably polite Sunder Katwala.[…]

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Tories Openly Sniping at LibDems

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#TPAChatUpLines

After the Scrapbook lot spotted a section of the TPA/IoD’s report, that deals with the entirely correct assertion that lefties are just jealous of the wealth and sexual prowess of the right, it was only a matter of time before #TPAChatUpLines was trending:

https://twitter.com/#!/christopherward/statuses/204551693445238785

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Tories Turn on Twitter

Coalition disquiet is growing:

He has a point…[…]

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Gove, Gays and God

Gove is used to having his marriage plastered across the pages of the Times and Twitter thanks to his columnist wife, but not his views on gay marriage. The Education Secretary seems to have let the cat out of the bag that Catholic schools will be allowed to oppose gay marriage before an investigation has been completed.[…]

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The Eagle Has Floundered

At Business Questions yesterday afternoon, Angela Eagle said: “following on from the Queens Speech, the IoD said the government was beginning to lose the confidence of UK PLC.” Except the IoD did not say that. At all.

They did use the word “confidence” in terms of economic confidence, which was described as “the real key to growth” – a concept a former Shadow Chief Secretary of the Treasury should probably understand.[…]

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Labour Lost London the Day they Chose Ken Why Didn’t Labour Choose Oona?

Months before Labour selected a candidate for Mayor of London, Guido chatted with a senior City Hall Tory politico, asking him who he really preferred to fight; Oona or Ken? Without hesitating he said “Oona so long as Ken stands as an independent again.[…]

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Police Coming for Mensch Trolls

The Chief Constable of Cumbria Police Stuart Hyde says that they are looking into the “pretty horrendous” and potentially illegal comments about Louise  Mensch made on Twitter.

Given many of them were in people’s own names, it shouldn’t be too tricky to track them down.[…]

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David Cowling, the BBC’s head of political research, in an internal memo…

“It seems to me that the London bubble has to burst if there is to be any prospect of addressing the issues that have brought us to our current situation. There are many millions of people in the UK who do not enthuse about diversity and do not embrace metropolitan values yet do not consider themselves lesser human beings for all that. Until their values and opinions are acknowledged and respected, rather than ignored and despised, our present discord will persist. Because these discontents run very wide and very deep and the metropolitan political class, confronted by them, seems completely bewildered and at a loss about how to respond (“who are these ghastly people and where do they come from?” doesn’t really hack it). The 2016 EU referendum has witnessed the cashing in of some very bitter bankable grudges but I believe that, throughout this 2016 campaign, Europe has been the shadow not the substance.”

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