UsVsB3lam: Former Journos Locked Out of Mirror Twitter

Last week when the Mirror canned their internetz projects all the online hacks claimed they weren’t being fired, rather things were just ‘under review’. Well it looks as if that review has now concluded:

They finally have the answer to who’s us and who’s them…

Guardian Coy on Coal Cash

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Alan Rusbridger is very coy about whether the Guardian makes money from fossil fuel companies, despite campaigning for the Wellcome Trust and Gates Foundation to divest their investments from them. In a recent Q&A, Rusbridger wriggled around the straightforward “Will The Guardian refuse advertising from fosil fuel companies?” question, claiming that his commercial director “didn’t think we took vast sums from fossil fuel companies.

Funny, then, that the coal mining company Anglo American both sponsors the Guardian’ssocial impact hub” and pays for a whole “partner zone” worth of “advertisement features” within the Guardian’ssustainable business” section.

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Anglo American is one of the fossil fuel companies in which the Gates Foundations invests…

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

BLACK

Guido’s Sun on Sunday column is free to read this morning, not behind a paywall, over on SunNation. Change is coming to Westminster’s watering holes as the SNP take over, as 20 year old Mhairi Black celebrates her win with a snakebite.

RAHEEM

  • The story of how UKIP’s Raheem Kassam lost a bet and had to change his name by deed poll

EDSTONE

  • How UKIP very nearly had their own #EdStone moment during the election campaign

BURNHAM

  • Andy Burnham is already distancing himself from Ed Miliband… on bacon sandwiches
  • “No. Simple answer. Not at all. I have no such ambition” – Tim Farron on being LibDem leader. Another broken promise!
  • Dave’s new hands on approach to party management: “He’s stopping people in corridors, doing high fives, giving hugs”
  • Chief Whip Mark Harper is clearly enjoying his new job, but is the power going to his head?
  • De Bois is Back in Town: ousted Tory MP set to launch bid for London mayor

Read today’s column for free, here

Chuka Aide Mail Briefing Unravels

Looks like another row is due between the Mail and the Labour Party after an unnamed aide for Chuka Umunna briefed out that it was their behaviour that so upset their boss, including a toxic claim of doorstepping a 102 year old grandmother:

Mail-land is keen to stress it’s simply not true:

Guido understands that no one from the Staggers checked with the Mail to see if it was true before punting the line…

Mirror Shutters Ampp3d, UsVsTh3m and RowZed

Mirror sources say staff working for their ill-fated online ventures, Ampp3d, UsVsTh3m and RowZed, are being made redundant. The operations will be closed immediately and staff have been told that the paper will try to find new roles for them. Apparently upstairs thought they were shi*e…

Martin Belam the founder of the titles boasted in a statement:

I’ve had the most amazing fun over the last couple of years. Watching millions of people play things like “Are you hated by the Daily Mail?” or read articles like “7 toilets that we’d rather have as justice secretary than Michael Gove” from a national newspaper group has been brilliant.

Wonder why they failed?

UPDATE: Here is an Ampp3d style statistical analysis of today’s news:

UPDATE II: Martin Belam appears to have enjoyed our report

See: National Papers Can’t Do the Internet

Prince Charles Gets Crick’d!

Watch Charles’ aide, the woman on the left, grab the microphone as it kicks off…

UPDATE: Guido understands the Charles aide who took Crick’s microphone cover is Kristina Kyriacou, who used to advise Cheryl Cole. Her nickname, given to her by Gary Barlow, is “The Colonel”.

UPDATE II: Kyriacou also directed Gordon Brown’s ‘No to Knives’ coalition.

Politico’s Oh No! Amateur Gaffe for New Venture

US beltway giant Politico might need to try a little harder in their new European expansion.

In a sloppy piece about Osborne – that appears to be lifted almost entirely from James Forsyth’s Twitter – Politico confuse unelected civil servant Permanent Secretaries with elected Parliamentary Private Secretaries who are drawn from the Government benches:

“Three of Osborne’s last four permanent private secretaries are now in the cabinet.”

Incorrect, and a beyond a rookie error even for a newbie outfit.

Great insight there…

Kevin Schofield New PoliticsHome Editor

Welcome to the internet to the Sun’s chief political correspondent, Kevin Schofield, who is taking over from Paul Waugh at PoliticsHome:

From “politics without the boring bits” at SunNation, to the boring bits at PoliticsHome…

Cabinet Filmed For the First Time

Unprecedented footage as Dave lets the cameras into Number 10 to film Cabinet for the first time…

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BBC Press Office Wastes No Time Attacking New Culture Secretary

This retweet from the taxpayer-funded spin arm of the BBC won’t help them:

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Bye Bye Telly Tax: Whitto in at Culture

Here is what the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport thinks about the telly tax:

“I’m not saying I wouldn’t pay the licence fee – I would go on paying the licence fee. It is a poll tax.

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Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

CHUKA

Guido’s Sun on Sunday column is free to read this morning, not behind a paywall, over on SunNation. Find out what’s really happening with Chuka, as allies urge him to ‘do a Boris’. And don’t miss out on:

EDS

  • “Sacked

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