Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday Seven-Up

7upThe top story this week was based on idle speculation after Brillo tweeted that a senior LibDem was involved in a scandal. As the week progressed the rumours got more and more exotic, we await tomorrows papers with bated breath. Tim Farron has been vigorously denying he is involved in any scandal, telling Guido he is far too boring. He even posted in the blog’s comments.

Last week saw 74,085 visitors make 270,482 visits to view 370,717 pages. Hard news this week, such as it was, was cat-focused and the top stories in order of popularity were:

You’re either in front of Guido, or you are behind…

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Nutroots Struggle

As the left come together for another one of their circle-jerks this weekend, Guido thought he would check in and see how their online resurgence is coming along. While Guido has no doubt the Where Do the Left Go Online From Here? session will be both thrilling and motivating in equal measure, it seems they still have a long way to go:

To your keyboards lefties.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Misery Index : Pain Inflated


Uh oh. Here comes the pain. The Misery Index taken from the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics shows inflation and unemployment as well as the deficit cutting is really starting to hurt.

The Misery Index was steadily increasing since the beginning of the year. People got happier as Danny Alexander and Osborne took their axes to the deficit.

The continuing rise in unemployment and a leap in public sector borrowing means misery all round!

N.B. Stats bods can check Guido’s adding up here.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday Seven Up

7upLast week saw 85,459 absolute unique visitors make 270,482 visits to view 442,514 pages. As the bankers took a bashing so did Ed Balls, whose own city links make his attacks ring rather hollow. Jim Devine is guilty and Illsley went down, Guido will be going to see Devine get locked up next month.

While many were distracted by the Hoff’s visit to Westminster, the top stories last week in order of popularity were:

You’re either in front of Guido, or you are behind…

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Seven Up

7upJudging by the continued broadsheet coverage today of Britain’s answer to Carla Bruni, the Guidoisation of politics is proceeding well. This blog has had harsh words to say about Sally Bercow in the past, but in truth we are great fans. It is her husband we have problems with…

Modesty almost prevents Guido from saying told you so about the appointment of Craig Oliver as Andy Coulson’s replacement.
Almost.

Traffic this week was a mere 357,744 page views from 221,672 visits by 75,306 visitors. The top 7 stories last week in order of popularity were:

You’re either in front of Guido, or you are behind…

Thursday, February 3, 2011

How the Media Works

Last Friday Guido asked his readers what they thought of Channel Four’s 10 O’Clock Live from the previous night. The reviews hadn’t been too kind and over 3,000 of you voted:

This must have got their attention as tonight Guido will be on the show talking about the government liquidating state assets. Another poll tomorrow perhaps…

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Seven Up

7upThe machinations inside Murdoch’s empire have kept the politico-media chattering classes agog this week. Guido managed to keep News International, the Guardian and Downing Street on their toes with these stories about Cameron spending Christmas with Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch attending the Times’ morning editorial meeting – the Guardian played follow up here and here.

Favourite story of the week is still Courtney Love joining OUCA, which was followed up by NME, Q Magazine, HuffPo, Holy Moly, Popbitch – the quality press…

Traffic this week was a Times thrashing 393,835 page views from 244,866 visits by 82,497 visitors. The top 7 stories last week in order of popularity were:

You’re either in front of Guido, or you are behind…

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Seven Up

7upThe was a Niagara of news flow last week, two resignations, sexual shenanigans in the Johnson household, Coulson scalped by the Guardian, Balls getting the job he coveted and Tony Blair expressing regret for the dead of Iraq. All the fun of the fair…

Guido’s favourite story of the week was getting the scoop on Peter Mandelson becoming an investment banker at Lazards.

All the scandal and intrigue drove the traffic this week on the blog up to a bumper 486,703 page views from 277,113 visits by 115,026 visitors. The top 7 stories last week in order of popularity were:

You’re either in front of Guido, or you are behind…

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Guido’s Misery Index: Sadness Stalling

Despite the rise in unemployment and inflation the rise in misery has flattened out in Guido’s Misery Index, the reality-based antidote to Dave’s blue-sky happiness index. Given the budget deficit is still the biggest economic challenge the country faces today,  the GMI adds on the government’s deficit divided by the GDP taken from the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Retail Prices Index + Unemployment rate + ( Public Sector Net Cash Requirement / GDP ) = Misery Index

Plugging in the latest available figures for January 2010 gives you:

4.8% + 7.9% + (20.7 / 331.2 x 100)  = 17.77

After a brief suggestion that things were getting better, Britain seems stuck back in the blues…

N.B. Stats bods can check Guido’s adding up here

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Seven Up

7upPolitics is back in full swing and so is the blog. Usual mix of low goings on, political totty, political violence and what passes for wit in the comments. On the subject of comments, Guido was most amused to discover that Oxford academics deemed the wit of the likes of Tuscan Tony and other assorted window-lickers worthy of serious study. Just imagine the study grant application: we want the money to read the comments on Guido’s blog. The published results can be found here. Shocking!

This week the blog had 329,676 page views from 211,096 visits by 72,541 visitors. The top 7 stories last week in order of popularity were:

You’re either in front of Guido, or you are behind…


Seen Elsewhere

Tories Attack Labour on Tax | Mark Wallace
UKIP No Flash In Pan | Matthew Goodwin
12 Signs It’s Time to Get Out of Gaza | Slate
Mars Lawyers Slam Plain Packaging | CityAM
HealthCare.gov Construction Cost $840 Million | Wall Street Journal
Why Do Feminists Oppose Stay-at-Home Mothers? | Laura Perrins
Chris Cook’s “Excellent Journalism” | Iain Dale
The Deficit Hasn’t Gone Away | Tim Montgomerie
Doctors Against Burnham | Mail
Privatisation is Good for the NHS | John McTernan
Keep Juncker’s Hands Off the City | Allister Heath


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Knifed former civil service chief Bob Kerslake on his recent troubles:

“Many thks for kind wishes following back opn. Incision measured 16cm. A pretty big knife in the back! Photos on request.”



TJ says:

And i’ve noticed that 100% of Guido Fawkes staff are men. Looks like Guido has a woman problem. Or is it an hypocrisy problem?


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