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…

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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

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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 think so… How many times down the years have I read that rumour? And how many times must I dismiss it as speculative nonsense?”

Three days later…

https://twitter.com/clarkaw/status/624158783426666496

There’s a fine line between being contrarian and printing b***ocks.

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. 

A newsroom source reveals what happened next:

“Jedward the only ones brave enough to tell it like is to Indy staff. Paper deputy news editor Rob Hastings then told one of them to ‘f*ck off’. No one knows which one.”

Must have been feeling Under Pressure…

Pic via @youngvulgarian

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 this country, but people like us who actually care how they’re gonna pay the bills need a government that’s based in the centre ground…”

Read how OJ made it into the 1% here

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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Ban This Sick Filth

Liz Kendall memorably told the Mail on Sunday’s Simon Walters to “f**k off” when he asked her if she is “about the same weight as the Duchess of Cambridge”. Liz was so outraged that she told John Pienaar:

“I just

[…]

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  • George Osborne and the Treasury coke fiend

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Beth Rigby Swaps FT for the Times

MediaGuido understands the FT’s deputy political editor Beth Rigby is joining the Times as their media editor.

Can also reveal the Sun’s Kate McCann is joining the Telegraph as their Senior Political Correspondent.

On a busy day of media moves:[…]

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Charles Clarke says Cameron is the most successful PM for over a century…

“Under Margaret Thatcher the Conservatives gained 99 seats. They lost 211 under John Major, gained one under William Hague, quickly and wisely got rid of Ian Duncan-Smith, gained 32 under Michael Howard and have so far gained 133 under David Cameron who, to the great surprise of many (including senior Conservatives), has turned out to be the most electorally successful Tory leader since 1900.”

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