Friday, January 31, 2014

Ghastly Ghose Does it Again
Worst Carpet-Bagging Digital Fail

20140131-085001.jpgYou almost have to admire the persistence of serial loser Katie “Ghastly” Ghose. The woman who turned a 27% referendum lead for “Yes to AV” into a 36% victory for the “No to AV” campaign has had similar luck in her several ill-fated attempts to find a safe Labour seat to stand in. Now she has thrown her hat into the ring to take the Stoke-on-Trent North seat being vacated by retiring Joan Walley. Ghose’ other half, Fabian Society general secretary Andy Harrop, has been doing his best to boost Katie’s profile, getting her on stage with Owen Jones and Jackie Ashley at his conference last weekend. One word of advice: perhaps she should change the name of the constituency at the top of her new Stoke-on-Trent North website:

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“Inspiring, leading, winning.” First time for everything…

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dods’ Tweeter of the Year Isn’t on Twitter

Well this is embarrassing. At last night’s Dods parliamentary awards, editor-in-chief Paul Waugh proudly presented the award for Tweeter of the Year to iPad-loving Labour MP Tom Harris. Dods explained that they felt Harris was a worthy winner “for his daily usage of Twitter.” Just one problem: Harris isn’t actually on Twitter

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cool Clegg Down With the Kidz

Either very late or very early for Ed Balls Day. Or some amusing retaliation…

UPDATE: The Son of Brown can’t let his Gordon’s favourite debate phrase:

Sunday, January 5, 2014

John Denham Day

It’s the best news Ed Balls has had in ages.

Friday, December 20, 2013

How to Get Round Dave’s Porn Block

Porn blocking has claimed its first victims: stopping users from reaching the deep dark parts of the internet like the Lib Dem LGBT website and Guido, among others. TalkTalk and BT are now getting it in the neck for blocking rape crisis centres and gay lifestyle sites. Who could possibly have predicted the filters wouldn’t work.

Fortunately there is a solution. GoAwayCameron.co.uk lets you install an extension on your Chrome browser so you are free to access blocked sites. Which basically means 15 year olds don’t have to tell their mum they want to access porn after all. Politicians not understanding the internet, who would have thought it.

Meantime until everyone installs porn blocker hacks it would be much appreciated if the boffins at T-Mobile could remove http://www.Order-Order.com from their porn blacklist. Guido doesn’t want to have to sue them for loss of earnings…

UPDATE: 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Video Says No

Labour’s digital strategy is still having some pretty unfortunate teething problems. For some strange reason they have had to take down this week’s big video by Miliband guru Arnie Graf from YouTube. At the time of going to pixel it is marked as private:

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Guido understands it was BBC News boss James Harding who intervened over the use of BBC Parliament footage. Doh!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Carswell Victory: Blueprint For “Parliament 2.0″

Guido has always been a firm believer in Douglas Carswell’s prophecy that the “birth of iDemocracy” is key to rolling back the state:

“The West’s Big Government model is bust, things are going to have to change. It is on the cusp of dramatic changes driven by the failure of her elites, technology and maths. At the precise moment Big Government becomes unaffordable, the internet revolution makes it possible to do without it. Be optimistic. We are going to be able to manage without government – and thrive. The old political and economic order is about to give way to something vastly better.”

Well that prediction is a step closer to coming true today as the Speaker announces a Commission on Digital Democracy, with the aim of “creating a Parliament version 2.0″. It will report in 2015, Parliament’s 750th birthday, looking at how countries such as Estonia have enhanced democracy through internet voting and citizen engagement in parliamentary activity. Given that it was Carswell who knifed the last Speaker, could Bercow be trying to keep him sweet as knives are sharpened?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tony McNulty Destroys His Career, Again
Ed Loyalists Smear Critic

Parliamentary history made at today’s PMQs, with Dave reading out the live tweets of a former Labour minister, who lost his seat in the wake of the expenses scandal:

A note was passed in the middle of the session from a sharp eyed backbench MP. Presumably a big glass of claret this lunchtime for Cameron’s new PPS Gavin Williamson for that little hit.

Immediately Ed’s outriders kicked off. Here is what the Labour leader’s former Chief of Staff had to say:

Pure class.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

“The Dugher Doctrine”

The Reagan Doctrine rolled back communism across the world, now we have what LabourList has – with a straight face – dubbed the “Dugher Doctrine”, which presumably consists of polluting Twitter with North Korean-style synchronised tweeting.

Miliband attack dog Michael Dugher is in charge of sorting out Labour’s social media strategy, or “transforming the party for the digital age”. The competition is weak, he will have to go some way to do worse than the Tories’ current standard of hashtags and videos. Though the first signs of the “Dugher Doctrine” are hardly encouraging either. As much as Labour talk about how many people their online campaigning has reached, Guido does not really think preaching to the converted while annoying everybody else is a well thought out strategy. If they think getting MPs to obediently tweet a slogan simultaneously will win an election, go ahead, tweet. Seal Team, engage…

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Labour Delete Entire Pre-2010 History From Their Website

Yesterday Labour loved the fact that CCHQ foolishly tried to delete access to anything pre-2010 from the Tory website. Never knowingly missing a bandwagon, they even sent out a press-release:

“The Tories are trying to hide from their own broken promises and failed policy. Rather than owning up to the mess they’re making of the economy and fixing it, they are pretending it hasn’t happened. This cynical stunt won’t fool any family suffering from a cost of living crisis. With hardworking people over £1,600 a year worse off under him, it will take more than David Cameron pressing ‘delete’ to make people forget about his broken promises and failure to stand up for anyone beyond a privileged few.”

Sheila Gilmore even put her name to this splurge of sound bites, but Guido is guessing she did not have a look at Labour’s website before she earned her brownie points. As you can see here, there is nothing in their News Archive before Ed Miliband’s “A New Generation” 2010 conference speech:

Labour have done exactly what they attacked the Tories for: trying to block access to embarrassing speeches, press releases from before the last election. What exactly is the Son of Brown so embarrassed about?

Spotted by The Register.

Seen Elsewhere

‘Queers for Palestine’ | Milo Yiannopoulos
Tories Attack Labour on Tax | Mark Wallace
UKIP No Flash In Pan | Matthew Goodwin
12 Signs It’s Time to Get Out of Gaza | Slate
Mars Lawyers Slam Plain Packaging | CityAM
HealthCare.gov Construction Cost $840 Million | Wall Street Journal
Why Do Feminists Oppose Stay-at-Home Mothers? | Laura Perrins
Chris Cook’s “Excellent Journalism” | Iain Dale
The Deficit Hasn’t Gone Away | Tim Montgomerie
Doctors Against Burnham | Mail
Privatisation is Good for the NHS | John McTernan


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Knifed former civil service chief Bob Kerslake on his recent troubles:

“Many thks for kind wishes following back opn. Incision measured 16cm. A pretty big knife in the back! Photos on request.”



TJ says:

And i’ve noticed that 100% of Guido Fawkes staff are men. Looks like Guido has a woman problem. Or is it an hypocrisy problem?


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