This double page spread in today’s Mail is terribly unfortunate. Planet earth is blue and there’s nothing they can do about that headline…
Read all about Keith Vaz and the Russian glamour models in Guido’s column in the Sun on Sunday. Don’t miss out on:
You can read it all today, for free, here…
The ‘one Pat in, one Pat out’ approach to the reshuffle confounded poor Sir Michael White:
The incoming Pat (top right) certainly is a proper northerner, but she isn’t a “he”.
Guido knows the feeling, it was approaching day three of the reshuffle when the move was announced. And to be fair, it’s out of character for Corbyn to promote a woman…
Whoever designed the new logo for the soon to be online-only BBC Three clearly didn’t think it through. Bizarrely, it appears to say “BBC II”, with an exclamation mark. Guido will be firing off a Freedom of Information request asking how much the licence fee payer was billed for the Roman numeral innumerate graphic designer…
Read all about Lucy Allan’s four letter rant at a young staffer last week in Guido’s column in the Sun on Sunday. Don’t miss out on:
You can read it all today, for free, only on SunNation…
Guido can happily reveal that, 243 days later, Dan Hodges has confirmed he will finally make good on his promise to streak naked through Westminster. Hodges has set 7 January in stone as the date for the run. Which gives him three weeks for his beard to grow long enough to protect his modesty…
Jeremy Corbyn and his team served Peronis to the mainstream media at a Christmas bash at Labour HQ tonight. Jezza looked awkward working the room, though his speech was funnier than Miliband’s efforts in years past. He even namechecked a couple of dictators, for the japes. He began by observing “This gathering is unexpected and unusual, and on one level yours and my worst nightmare…”
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Tom “fat tw*t” Watson had done his research on a few esteemed Lobby hacks:
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Julia Hartley-Brewer has justifiably got angry about being accused of bullying by a teenage Guardian writer who came off worse in a public debate with her. Julia wrote about the debate in The Telegraph, deriding her opponent’s views without naming her.[…]
Dan Hodges has quit Labour, again:
“I’m done. Yesterday I cancelled my direct debit to the Labour Party. “Why don’t you just sod off and join the Tories“, Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters regularly ask anyone who dares to challenge their rancid world view.
Read Guido’s column in the Sun on Sunday to find out the latest astonishing twist in the Tory bullying saga. The cops are investigating after a police impersonator threatened a whistleblower with arrest. Don’t miss out on:
The Crown Prosecution Service have signalled the end of phone hacking trials after dropping their investigations into ten individuals at Mirror Group:
“The CPS has looked in great detail at the comprehensive files submitted to us by the police, both in relation to corporate liability at News Group Newspapers and against 10 individuals at Mirror Group Newspapers for alleged phone hacking.
The BBC have confirmed that that they will extend the 10 o’clock news bulletin by ten minutes in 2016. Media Guardian reports:
“The move to end the main bulletin at 10.45pm, first reported by the Guardian last week and expected to be announced officially later today, will increase the overlap with Newsnight, BBC2’s current affairs programme, which starts at 10.30pm.”
Of course, MediaGuido readers knew all about the changes six weeks ago:
“There are concerns that plans from Beeb bosses to let the News at Ten run on until 10:45pm would further eat into Newsnight’s ratings, dire news given the first ten minutes of the programme are already killed by the local news on BBC1.”
The move is killer for the already embattled Newsnight, which has recently been trimmed by five minutes.[…]
You would have thought, with all those mega-rich donors and celebrity backers, that Hacked Off would be able to pay the postage on their mailshots. MPs are less than impressed at having to stump up £1.50 to read their latest dross today, all because Hugh Grant and co couldn’t be bothered to buy the correct stamps.[…]
Read Guido’s column in the Sun on Sunday as the campaign for Brexit secures literally its biggest backer yet: the heavyweight champion of the world. Don’t miss out on:
You can read it all today, for free, only on SunNation…[…]
As rumoured last week, Newsnight’s Allegra Stratton is off to ITV:
“BBC Newsnight’s Political Editor Allegra Stratton is to join ITV News’ line-up of specialist experts in the newly-created role of National Editor.
Allegra will work across ITV News’ full range of programmes, appearing frequently on News at Ten.