THE SUN’S HARRY COLE: New Era of Punctuation & Punctuality

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Harry Cole – our Westminster Bureau Chief better known to readers as Neo-Guido – is off to join The Sun as their Westminster Correspondent. Craig Woodhouse becomes The Sun’s Chief Political Correspondent.

Harry joined Guido in 2008 as an intern on the back of his Tory Bear blog, where he completely ripped off Guido’s modus operandi to take on student politicians – some of whom are now in parliament. He stayed for the summer and after graduating decided not to follow a career in the law and instead become a media outlaw. Coming back in 2009 to enjoy that glorious period of MP bashing known as the Expenses Scandal. He always planned to stay for a year-or-so before getting a proper job… 

Harry’s considerable charm and panache more than compensated for his idiosyncratic early writing style, which Guido would describe as “after-dinner-speech”, this however allowed him to  branch out into writing for the Spectator. He’s also been writing for mainstream media tabloids for years – it is no small skill be able to write well received features for The Spectator and the tightly written popular journalism that has seen Guido’s Sun column contract renewed for three years – winning him fans at The Sun to such an extent that they have poached him. It is no exaggeration to say that the success of Guido over the last 6 years is in large part down to Harry. The puns, the fun, the ability to get a story – often after an inexplicably long lunch – brilliance.

Harry’s new colleagues in parliament will no doubt appreciate and welcome his strong views, as expressed to the Press Gazette, on morally bankrupt Lobby journalism. How he came to be woken up from kipping overnight on a sofa by a Permanent Secretary at 7 a.m. in the Secretary of State’s private ministerial office will always remain our secret. Yes, we are hiring

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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

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

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Guido’s Sun on Sunday column is free to read online over on SunNation. Find out why David Cameron left Jeremy Corbyn “visibly shocked” in a Commons corridor, and don’t miss out on:

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  • George Osborne and the Treasury coke fiend

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  • Why the ghost of Miliband lingered at Harriet Harman’s summer party
  • Inside the summer parties: There was an austerity feel at Osborne’s bash
  • Revealed: How MPs can automatically give their bumper pay rise to charity… but how many will?
  • Which Tory mayoral candidate has recruited a fitness guru to lose 6st?
  • It’s not just Labour’s chances at the next election on the verge of oblivion — their HQ is facing destruction too

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  • Why party hands have nicknamed Labour’s Brewer’s Green HQ “Screwers’ Green”

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

Read Guido in the Sun on Sunday Online

They still don’t get it. Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday column – free over on SunNation – to find out about this tight Tory MP’s £4.50 Remembrance Sunday expenses claim. Don’t miss out on:

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  • Why Chuka could be swapping a battle with Burnham for a fight with Putin

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  • Sandi Toksvig on Nick Clegg’s vagina

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  • Why at least someone in parliament is getting some work done
  • Sol Campbell’s stark confession to Tory party hands
  • Liz Kendall’s choice to be her new tax tsar? Someone who landed £1.5 million in shares from an offshore tax haven
  • Why Tory critics see George Osborne’s Budget as “a Budget for hard working Poles”

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

Out-of-the-Loop Chris Bryant Hasn’t a Clue

As Guido revealed in this week’s Sun on Sunday:

“The BBC has announced 1,000 jobs are to go as part of a £150 million round of cuts. These job losses would cover just £50 million of the sum, however, leaving another £100 million awaiting Aunty’s axe.

Guido hears that the BBC’s little-watched 24-hour News Channel is in the firing line, with plans afoot to shift the operation online and stop broadcasting on telly. BBC bosses are waiting until this week’s budget before a final decision.”

A story which caused a certain degree of scepticism from the impeccably dis-connected Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport:

That would be our double-sourced drivel from senior BBC sources. 48 hours later, Media Guardian confirms Guido’s Sun exclusive:

“The BBC is considering making its news channel online only following a similar cost-cutting move for its BBC3 TV channel, it has emerged.

Work had already started on assessing the impact of making the news channel online only before the government unveiled a surprise licence fee settlement on Monday… A final decision about the channel has yet to be made.”

As Guido explained, the Beeb has a £100 million spending black hole to fill. Media Guardian reports the News Channel’s overall costs are just over £100 million:

“In the last BBC annual report, it said the channel’s production costs were £26.8m, while its newsgathering costs were £21.2m. In addition, the news channel spent £48.7m on content, £8m on distribution and £9.5m on infrastructure/support in 2013/14 and taking it online only would prove cheaper for the BBC, which is looking to make savings.”

If Chris needs any further help with his brief, he knows where to come…

UPDATE:  The Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Chris Bryant tweets:

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday column this week to find out Michael Fallon’s plan to bomb ISIS, as told to the boozy Spectator summer party. Don’t miss out on:

  • How the Defence Secretary can take out targets from the back of his armoured limo

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  • As Osborne plans a raid on the BBC, Guido hears its 24 hour news channel is in the firing line

BUDGET

  • Why Osborne’s Budget is causing grumbles among Treasury ministers

GALLOWAY

  • George Galloway security scare
  • Labour snob Emily Thornberry strikes again, this time forgetting the words “Great British”
  • Church of England tells employers they have a moral obligation to pay Living Wage, advertises for job on well less
  • Why there was “record attendence” in parliament this week

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

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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:

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

  • Has Sally Bercow been sent packing?

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  • 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

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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

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

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In today’s Sun column Guido reveals the shocking price tag attached to fixing parliament. MPs will be presented with various price options on Thursday and already the backlash has begun. Also today:

  • Read about Milband and Burnham’s cosy chinwag.

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  • Find

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Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

In Guido’s Sun on Sunday column this week, the Labour MP who writhed, moaned and thrashed around while recreating the infamous swimming pool sex scene from Showgirls. Don’t miss out on:

  • Man who gave Farage £1 million moves business to

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Will it be Goldsmith versus Khan in 2016? Get the latest on the London mayoral race in Guido’s Sun on Sunday column, free to read and not behind a paywall over on SunNation. Don’t miss out on:

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  • Labour leadership

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Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

Do you know Andy Burnham? Read the man who could be the next Labour leader in his own words in Guido’s Sun on Sunday column: a “socialist” who backs Russell Brand while wearing Paul Smith suits. Guido’s column is […]

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