End of an Era…

End of an error, more like…

Owen Jones: Lie-RA

Fresh from telling the Sinn Fein summer school to “take inspiration” from the Easter Rising, in which 466 died and 2,217 civilians were wounded, Owen Jones, under criticism on Twitter, claimed to his critics: “I vehemently oppose all IRA violence and have never expressed any support for it”.

“Never”? Oh really?

Actually the truth is that Owen was an IRA supporter and once wrote

“I militarily support the IRA against the British State”

Owen, who supports votes for 16 year olds, now says:

Owen describes his former ramblings as “stupidity”.  At what age exactly did he stop supporting IRA/Sinn Fein? He was at their summer school last month…

UPDATE: Turns out Owen was sweet sixteen when he supported IRA/Sinn Fein

Headline of the Day

In the Times:

See what they did there…

Via @holbornlolz

I Can’t Believe He’s Not Tory!

Another BBC smear on the Marr show yesterday:

“Lord Coke, Tory peer’s drug binges with £200 prostitutes”

That would be Lord Sewel, independent peer since 2012, before which he was Labour…

Read Guido in the Sun on Sunday Online

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Guido’s Sun on Sunday column is free to read, not behind a paywall, over on SunNation. A piece of UKIP election history could be yours for a bargain price of just £750…

  • The swelling Osborne “support group” of brown-nosing Tory careerists

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  • Penny’s Party Makes a Splash: Tory rising star’s suspiciously lavish summer soiree

  • Why did Theresa May have to lose the cops this week?

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  • Is Nancy Dell’Olio Strictly Labour, or Tory?
  • Which Tory celeb bankrolled Tim Farron’s LibDem leadership campaign?
  • Who else would Labour MPs hire to help them improve their image but Ed Miliband’s former spin doctor…
  • Security questions as Jeremy Corbyn hosts Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness in parliament

You can read it all today, for free, without a paywall, only on SunNation

Japan’s Nikkei Buys FT For £844 Million

Despite fevered speculation, it’s nein from Axel Springer. Market Watch has the scoop:

Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei said Thursday that it is buying Financial Times from U.K. publishing group Pearson PLC for 160 billion yen, or $1.29 billion.

Who are Nikkei? Publisher of Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan’s leading financial newspaper, and various TV channels and English language publications. Pearson keep the Economist…

The FT will be looking for a new newsroom…

Robbie Gibb New Head of BBC Westminster

A restructuring of the BBC’s Millbank operation is underway following the departure of Sue Inglish. Media Guido understands James Harding has closed her post of Head of Political Programmes and is creating a new ‘Head of BBC Westminster’. Congratulations are in order to Robbie Gibb, who is stepping up to take on the role in addition to his current job in charge of Live Political Programmes. He’s the Gibb on the right…

Douglas Carswell v Owen Jones

Douglas Carswell wasn’t going to let Owen Jones get away with saying “I want to pay more tax”…

Who does he think he is, Charlotte Church?

Media Guardian’s FT Blunder

One man alone had the inside track on mounting rumours earlier in the week that the FT might be sold.

Here is Media Guardian’s eminent and well-informed Roy Greenslade on Monday:

“Pearson to sell the Financial Times? I really don’t

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Jedward Told to “F**k Off” By Indy Staff

For some unfathomable reason, briefly successful quiffed pop sensation Jedward visited the Indy and Evening Standard offices today. It did not go well. 

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Media Bitch Fight of the Week: Owen on Owen

Our generation’s Owen Bennett took on our generation’s George Orwell on Sky this afternoon:

“The thing for Owen Jones, and I think it’s wonderful that his career’s going so well that he’s now in the top 1% of earners in

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Rain on Dave’s Parade

The PM brought back up to his summer bash for Peroni-guzzling Lobby hacks last night, but it was the weather that rained on his parade – literally. As damp Tory leadership contenders worked the thinning lawn of the Downing Street […]

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