Thursday, September 11, 2014

No More Page 3’s Jubilation Sags

The anti-sex league were really milking it yesterday, their cups runneth over:

The cause for their celebrations? Uncle Rupert had signalled a possible change of heart, just as Page 3 had been absent from the Sun for a few days – not unusual at the moment:

Had their war on fun been won? This morning the Sun’s editor tweeted:

Not quite the ‘support’ they thought they had.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

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Nigel Farage says he is talking to a Labour MP about defecting to UKIP. In today’s Sun on Sunday column, Guido reveals outspoken Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk is the name on people’s lips. Read all about it here

Also in Guido’s column this week:

  • Eric Pickles to the rescue in troubled waters off Clacton
  • Future mum-in-law is no joke for quitting MP Chris Kelly
  • Home Office – Downing Street conflict level “SEVERE”
  • Tory MP Colonel Bob’s four-letter bollocking for Bercow

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Guido is back from the beach with today’s Sun column. Pick up your copy of the Sun on Sunday to read all about:

  • The wife-swapping past of Labour’s candidate in the Clacton by-election and his conviction for hitting a copper
  • MPs tell pollsters they read high minded heavyweight political books on holiday. Guido thinks that is fiction

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  • Farage and Carswell’s secret
  • Bet is Bercow is out unless he humiliatingly backs down.
  • Labour’s Lindsay Hoyle is the deputy speaker who is favourite to succeedBercow. He claims he worries about foodbanks whilst he builds himself an orangery and an indoor pool.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bercow Fails to Explain Donor Mystery

bercowGuido’s story in the Sun on Sunday revealing John Bercow’s donation from a businesswoman to whom he gave a parliamentary pass makes the front page of this morning’s Mail. At the weekend a spokesperson for the Speaker refused to confirm Sally’s drinking pal Farah Sassoon was granted a pass. Today they admit the Bercows did give a pass to Sassoon, also confirming her company made a donation to the Speaker’s campaign for re-election:

“For security purposes, House officials do not confirm names of pass holders. However, the Speaker would like to confirm that his wife applied for a pass for a female friend in 2012. It is not unusual for residents living on the Parliamentary Estate to be able to apply for passes for close friends and family. All applications go through security clearance checks.”

Farah Sassoon made a donation to ‘the Speaker’s seeking re-election’ campaign fund on 7 June 2014 (it was accepted on 1 July 2014).

The donation was towards the Speaker’s re-election fund, not to his office. As you are aware, the convention that the Speaker is independent of party dates back to the mid-18th century. When a Member of Parliament becomes Speaker of the House she or he resigns from his or her political party and run as an independent candidate under the banner of ‘the Speaker Seeking Re-Election’. The donation is for this purpose, and is listed as being so in the Register of Members’ Interests under ‘Sponsorships’, in accordance with the rules.”

Far from explain the Speaker’s position, this statement raises further questions about the probity of the donation. Why was Sassoon given a pass? How often does Sassoon visit parliament, and for what purpose? Who does she meet there? Did Bercow consult with parliamentary authorities, such as the Clerk of the Commons, on the propriety of accepting a donation having issued this pass? Does the Speaker think accepting a donation from a woman to whom he gave unfettered access to parliament is appropriate? His reply to Rob Wilson’s letter will be one to watch out for…

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

John Bercow is facing accusations of ‘cash for access’ over a donation from Sally’s party-loving pal Farah Sassoon, who is security-cleared for parliament thanks to the Speaker. Read all about it in today’s Sun on Sunday. Also in Guido’s column today:

  • Family misfortune over Harriet Harman’s latest fun tax on betting

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  • Tory women in parliament are writing a letter to their party demanding David Ruffley resign
  • Spooks and politicians fly off on an all-expenses paid trip to Israel at height of Gaza conflict
  • How Tory headbangers are spending a penny on finding out what Lord Hill really thinks about Europe

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Searching New Sun App

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The new Sun app is good looking with a clean design to rival even the Guardian’s mega app. Two small niggles. Guido can’t find a search function, which means you can’t find anything not current. Nor can he find any links to any columns, ahem *cough*…

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

George Osborne tells Guido that David Cameron was not to blame for his awkward high-five with Juncker in today’s Sun column, revealing he has also given the new European Commission president some skin. Pick up your copy of the Sun on Sunday to read all about:

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  • New Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s private school dilemma

  • Sacked Owen Paterson swears bloody revenge on PM
  • Which big name is being lined up by Labour as the replacement for outgoing Frank Dobson in Holborn?
  • How does Lynton Crosby keep in the running with the Tory leadership?
  • Red Ed’s mojitoh no

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Pick up your copy of the Sun on Sunday today to read all about Blair’s bank JP Morgan backing the IPPR think tank to the tune of millions of pounds. The full story on Blair, the bankers and Labour’s favourite charity think tank is online here.

Also in Guido’s column today:

  • Super-cool Sajid Javid rubs shoulders with pop stars
  • Simon Danczuk replaces napping Tom Watson as Paedo Finder General
  • Find out which MPs claim on expenses for calligraphy pens, breakdown call outs and footrests
  • Labour looking for B’stard to fight David Davis

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Slap in the Face for Stan Collymore
Ex-Footballer Loses PCC Case Against The Sun

Former footballer Stan Collymore has suffered a humiliating defeat after the Press Complaints Commission ruled that they would not uphold his complaint against the Sun. Collymore accused the paper of publishing an “inaccurate and misleading” article in January this year about his infamous violent attack on former girlfriend Ulrika Jonsson, claiming the Sun “had seriously misrepresented” him, “had misled readers” and had also “engaged in harassment”. The PPC has ruled none of Collymore’s complaints have been upheld, and that there was no breach of the Editor’s Code of Practice.

On the inaccuracy complaint:

“As the article made clear that the complainant had compared his single, “open handed” strike with the harm which may have been caused by a more brutal attack, the Commission concluded that readers would not have been misled by the headline or about the basis for the newspaper’s view that the complainant had sought to “justify” the attack. There was no breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Code on these points.”

On the alleged harassment:

“It was evident that a reporter had remained outside the house for a considerable period of time, but he had had no contact with the complainant or any member of the household during this period, and no request had been made for him to leave. It did not appear that he had acted in an intimidating manner and, once he had spoken to the complainant and been informed he did not wish to comment, the reporter had not persisted in questioning him… There was no breach of Clause 4 of the Code.”

You can read the original Sun story in full here

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Pick up your copy of today’s Sun on Sunday to read all about Hillary Clinton forgetting Labour during her London visit. Ed Balls was left out in the cold by the US Embassy this week as well. Also in Guido’s column, don’t miss out on:

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  • Clandestine recordings? Piers Morgan and Gordon Brown knew all about it…
  • Hammond crashes in front of navy
  • Why glamorous Gabby is leaving Downing Street

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  • The old Etonian who brought Cameron and Clegg together is leaving Downing Street for Barclays
  • Which top Premier League footballer is a secret fan of UKIP?
  • Boris jumps on Tory MP’s wife in bed

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Elite’s Obsession With Climate Change Alarmism | David Keighley
Charities Should Not Demonise Freud | ConHome
Double Standards of Police Leaks to Guardian | Mail
My Year in Court | Charlie Brooks
Legalise Pot | NY Times
Spooks Recruited IRA Paedo | Mirror
How Police Hack Phones and Email | Times
Labour’s Minimum Wage Pledge Not Ambitious | Alan Milburn
Lord Freud’s Comments | Ryan Bourne


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“I don’t think I’ve had sex with him. He says we had sex in Clapham. I’m fairly certain I’ve never had sex south of the river”



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Great to hear Carswell call for inclusive policies and that UKIP must stand for first and second generation immigrants as much as the English.


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