Supercar Socialist: Polly Toynbee’s £135,000 Ferrari

polly totnebee ferrari supercar

Watch Polly Toynbee call a Ferrari a “misogynist motif of the patriarchal social order” and George Monbiot rev up a Land Rover as they ‘audition’ to be the new presenter on Top Gear:

Well at least Guido has a new stock image for Polly stories…

Read Guido in the Sun on Sunday Online

SHAPPS

Guido’s Sun on Sunday column is free to read, not behind a paywall, over on SunNation. Get the latest as the BBC issues a grovelling apology to Grant Shapps for its unbalanced election coverage. Don’t miss out on:

ANDY

  • Guido can reveal that Andy Burnham WILL lead Labour (onto the pitch)

  • Has Sally Bercow been sent packing?

LEAK

  • The government has launched a major leak inquiry
  • Dave’s disturbing “banter” with Tory MPs and Osborne’s BBQ schmooze fest
  • Nicola Sturgeon condemns the cybernats, but which SNP MP didn’t get the memo?

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

50 Days Later: Hodges Dodges Naked Run

It’s the question on everyone’s lips:

A full 50 days after Dan Hodges lost his bet that UKIP wouldn’t poll above 6%, we still haven’t seen him in his birthday suit.

“I have to fill in a form, and then get synched with a couple of people’s diaries,” Dan protests.

Don’t make Guido dust off his chicken suit…

Sky News’ Highly Disconcerting Budget Promo

George Osborne as you’ve never seen him before…

Read Guido in the Sun on Sunday Online

CRUDDAS

Find out which senior Labour MP has been blasted as “two-faced” after claiming for funeral flowers on expenses in Guido’s Sun on Sunday exclusive this morning.

Don’t miss out on all the latest in Guido’s column, free to read and not behind a paywall:

  • Charlotte Church protests about tax and austerity, but what do her accountants think?

  • Nigel Farage in coke and hooker shock!
  • EU ‘out’ campaign descends into open warfare as Farage slams the “posh boys”
  • Which bitter MP’s wife has compared Cameron to Mugabe?
  • Dominic Raab, the naughty step and a kiss on the cheek from the Prime Minister
  • MPs’ Ascot anger
  • Congratulations are in order for Luciana Berger
  • From ‘Tories for Corbyn’ to ‘Corbyn for Tories’

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

Express Reviews Desmond’s Book… Five Stars!

“He displays a fine line in self-deprecating wit,” says Virginia Blackburn, in a 5-star review of Richard Desmond’s new book. For the Express…

Top Standard Hacks in Clarkson-esque Newsroom Fracas

Word reaches MediaGuido that Martin Bentham, the Evening Standard’s home affairs editor, has been suspended pending investigation following an altercation with another journalist at the paper. The fracas is said to have taken place in the newsroom loos, with Bentham allegedly going all Clarkson and punching top features writer Joshi Herrmann three times. Newsroom sources suggest Bentham was uspet with Herrmann being gonged by the Press Awards for bringing in stories on his patch, which ironically includes crime and the Metropolitan Police. 

Herrmann seemingly walked straight to lunch to give a blow by blow account to fellow Standard and Indy hacks, reporting “a very poor uppercut to the chin”. MediaGuido contacted Herrmann to ask if he was going to press charges: “Can’t comment sorry, but I hope Martin is back covering violent crime in London very soon”.

Bentham hasn’t written for the paper or tweeted for over a week. By the sounds of it he has lot to learn from the big boss about how to throw a fist…

UPDATE: This is the official line: “Martin Bentham is currently on a long-planned family holiday”. But no response when asked to deny the suspension…

Miliband Gags Press Over Dirty Encounter on Hampstead Heath

This morning’s Jewish Telegraph claims Ed Miliband threatened to sue them if they published Richard Desmond’s account of a meeting between the media mogul and former Labour leader. The paper’s splash alleges:

“The former Labour leader was furious over allegations that he had made offensive remarks to Desmond about Israeli action against Palestinians. The Daily Express owner had told the Jewish Telegraph that Miliband had verbally attacked Israel during a chance encounter on London’s Hampstead Heath.

Miliband’s spokesman, who had seen a full transcript of Desmond’s interview, said: “You should expect legal action and/or a complaint to the press watchdog if you go ahead with publication.”

They go on:

“Desmond alleged that Miliband made certain remarks about Israel, which we have chosen not to print.

The newspaper chief suggested that Miliband had been “in such a rage. I couldn’t stop him – he was going berserk [about Israel’s actions]”.”

So what did angry Ed say?

And what is it with him meeting people on Hampstead Heath? Maybe Gareth can mediate…

ITV Pol Ed Runners and Riders

ITV POL ED

With Tom Bradby off to present the ITV News at Ten, a plum broadcasting job is in the offing. Mark Austin is said to be raging that he has been overlooked for the once promised flagship presenting gig…

A […]

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New Statesman NFI’d to Labour Leadership Hustings

Labour have announced which news organisations have been invited to chair each of their regional leadership hustings, which are taking place in addition to the ones on TV and radio:

Anushka Asthana, Sky News

David Clegg, Daily Record

Matthew d’Ancona,

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Peak Comment is Free

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Owen Jones v Dan Hodges: “The Katie Hopkins of the Blairite Right”

Jones: “You’ve never, ever, ever, ever come up with a single constructive policy proposal about what you’d like to see Labour doing. You don’t add anything constructive to the debate. What does Dan Hodges stand for?”

Hodges: “Actually, I did

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