Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Standard Doesn’t Declare Luvvie Love Interest

A very sympathetic double page spread in tonight’s Evening Standard, giving a generous plug to lefty playwright Roy Williams’ latest production. For some reason the piece doesn’t mention Williams’ other half is Fiona Hughes: the deputy arts editor of the Evening Standard…

Guardian Scrapes Barrel to Bash UKIP

The Guardian is coming in for a lot of criticism – not least from its own staff – for this piece by Jonathan Jones today describing the Tower of London poppies as a “fake… UKIP-style memorial”. It’s the most read article on the Guardian website today, seemingly because of the numbers queuing up to pan it. A quick look at readers’ responses suggest this sort of metropolitan Guardianista sneering is why UKIP are on the rise. It’s their equivalent of MailOnline clickbait, only less classy…

Monday, October 27, 2014

Telegraph Unveils Replacement for Sacked Staff

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Read Guido in the Sun on Sunday Online

In today’s Sun on Sunday Guido exclusively reveals George Osborne is set to party like it’s 1914: the Chancellor is guest of honour at a white-tie Downton Abbey Halloween Tory fundraiser. Read the full story here. Meanwhile, in Guido’s column this week:

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  • David Cameron’s trusted aide Ed Llewellyn wants to quit

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  • LibDems go wacko with Jacko selection

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  • Hammond memo leak reveals suggestion to change Foreign Office to “British Office”
  • Ed appoints soft on immigration McFadden to take on UKIP over Europe
  • Peter Hain’s stitching up his safe seat for Tracey Ullman’s daughter
  • BoJo’s Eton mess-mate
  • The Tooting tweeting UKIPper who wants to nuke ISIS

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Judge Bins Much Mitchell Evidence

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Over at the Royal Courts of Justice the judge – Mr Justice Warby – ruled that 9 of Mitchell’s 16 previous incidents with police officers were admissible as evidence. A blow to Mitchell who tried to block the evidence being put before the Court. It got worse for Mitchell, he also banned the former Chief Whip from discussing “reputational damage, hurt feelings and the effect generally on Mr Mitchell of the Plebgate affair” at the upcoming trial.

Mr Justice Warby said evidence from Mitchell’s chums; Lord Coe, Sir Richard Ottaway MP and others expressing doubt Mr Mitchell would ever use the word ’pleb’, would be permitted. Submissions about Metropolitan Police officers creating fake witnesses were refused.

Mitchell will give evidence first, and the trial of the preliminary issues in the case is set for 17 November. Having switched lawyers word has it that Mitchell is directing his new lawyers closely…

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Guardian Confirms Guido’s Gordon Outside Earnings Story

The Guardian have done a run down of the MPs with the biggest declared outside earnings. There could only be one man at the top of the list. How much of Gordon’s £492,331 income declared in the last Register of Members’ Interests has gone to charity?

See also: EXC: Gordon Brown Office Has £10,000-a-Week “Expenses”Raises Over £3 Million, Gives Less Than £1 Million to Charity

 

Quote of the Day

Rob Colvile reviews Russell Brand’s new book:

“Oddly, the person I feel sorriest for isn’t Brand himself – although he certainly comes across as a rather pitiable figure, projecting his own brokenness on to the world around him – but Johann Hari. Drummed out of Fleet Street for plagiarism, the former Independent columnist has washed up as “my mate Johann, who’s been doing research for this book”. For a genuinely talented polemicist, it would have been a humbling experience to have to treat this sub-undergraduate dross as the scintillating wisdom of a philosopher-king.”

Telegraph Bloodbath: ‘Psycho’ Seiken’s Axe Falls on Mandrake

Press Gazette has major news of the next round of Telegraph redundancies, reporting that Jason “Psycho” Seiken is planning to axe the Mandrake diary column and its editor Tim Walker. They say 10% of the Telegraph’s journalists are to be fired, which would be around 55. Walker has been there for 12 years. Brave to get rid of a man who knows where all the bodies are buried…

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…

Monday, October 20, 2014

Labour’s Letter to Heywood Demanding Dre Smear Investigation


Media Reader

Channel 4 to Spoof UKIP Election Win | Guardian
The Threat to Press Freedom | Paul Dacre
White House Scoop Strategy | Post
Licence Fee ‘Worse Than Poll Tax’ | Guardian
BBC Feminist Police Gag John Humphrys | Kathy Gyngell
Standard Doesn’t Declare Luvvie Love Interest | Media Guido
Nevile Thurlbeck’s New Years Surprise | Speccie
Rise of Brandy Wandy Signals End for Silly Mili | Boris
Beeb’s Brand Fawning Plumbs New Depths | David Keighley
The Piers Morgan Connection to Hacking | Indy
BBC Marr Pinko Trying to Ban the Queen | Speccie


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