Page Threedom

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A few months ago Guido had dinner with the editor of The Sun David Dinsmore and asked him about Page 3. His view was that as long as the market research said his readers wanted it, The Sun would run it. Has the research changed or has the No More Page 3 campaign’s success in gaining support from the likes of the Girl Guides risked making the brand anathema to 51% of the population? Guido suspects the reasoning – if indeed it is actually the case that Page 3 has been discontinued – is a mixture of both.

Ending Page 3 would give a victory not just to people who never buy the newspaper, it would give a victory to people who would rather Britain’s most popular paper didn’t exist. Laurie Penny, the former stripper turned left-wing feminist pundit, summarises that view succinctly:

Mind you, the quality of Laurie’s media analysis is revealed in this tweet:

She appears to think newspapers can have an odd number of pages…

UPDATE: You can see today’s actual Sun page 3 here. Note well the bottom of the page… 

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Guido reveals news of an extraordinary coalition row in today’s Sun on Sunday column, as Nick Clegg and Vince Cable hire two new taxpayer-funded Special Advisers despite there being just two months until parliament dissolves. Also in today’s column, don’t miss out on:

  • Andy Burnham declares war on sugar… but claims for sugar on expenses

  • How common is common sense man Al Murray? Oxford-educated and descended from Austrian aristocrats
  • Which Labour MP has stoked leadership speculation by going on a nationwide tour?
  • How well does Farage really know his constituency?
  • What happened when Miliband met Clegg at Sheffield train station?

Click here to read Guido’s column for free with a free 30-day trial…

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

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Did Mark Pritchard try to recruit the woman who accused him of rape to the British security services? The cleared Tory MP breaks his silence on speculation as the Westminster rumour mill went into overdrive this week. See what he said here.

  • So much for “green crap”! Cam’s £5k from Sam Dad’s Wind Farm Developer

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  • Friends Reunited: Liam Fox still giving Adam Werritty access to parliament
  • PM’s awkward Merkel moment
  • UKIP learn dark arts of spin
  • Are Greens a major party?
  • Vince is old news

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2014 Awards in the Sun on Sunday Today

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The accolades that politicians dread more than the end of the summer recess – the Guido Fawkes Awards for Westminster’s top chancers, cheats and chumps. Guido sticks the knife – and Fawke – into the past year’s award winners. Click here to read Guido’s Sun column with a free 30-day trial…

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Today

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Can he be Sy-rious? Disgraced dick pic MP Brooks Newmark has told friends “Brooks of Damascus is back” and that he will return to the ravaged country after 2015. Also in Guido’s column today:

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  • Dave’s Costly Long-Term Optometric Plan – new glasses from posh Chelsea store

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  • Government cuts hit Christmas trees… so Avid Javid privatises them at DCMS
  • Hackney moonlighter Diane Abbott rakes in £600,000 from the British public since 2007!
  • Sir Keir Starmer is Alastair Campbell’s next great hope
  • Nigel Farage plans a tell-all book after the election

Click here to read Guido’s column for free with a free 30-day trial…

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

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In Guido’s Sun on Sunday column today: the silence of Harriet Harman over a string of sexist outbursts from Labour MPs. Claim your free one month trial and don’t miss out on:

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  • Rapping proof that Grant Shapps don’t stop, the rock it to the bang, bang boogie.

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  • Are Green Party candidates a bunch of trustafarian posh kids?
  • Russell Brand slammed as “diva” and nicknamed “his majesty” by Question Time producers
  • Who really is the inspiration for George Osborne’s haircut?
  • Ed’s wallet-wounding supper with mysterious short male companion
  • Fast food fight in parliament

Click here to read Guido’s column for free with a free 30-day trial…

City AM’s Kate McCann Joins The Sun

Congratulations…

Super Soaraway Sun Supper for Miliband

Great to see the scourge of Murdoch on the top table with Sun editors and senior News UK staff last night. You show ’em, Ed.

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

First it was Andrew Mitchell, then David Mellor and now the PM himself is the latest Tory to be caught sneering. Read what staff at Stonehenge had to say about grumpy Dave following his bad-tempered visit this week in Guido’s […]

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BBC Spinners Bash Giant Straw Sun Man

The delicate flowers over at the licence fee-funded spin arm of the BBC are terribly upset with the Sun:

One problem with this supposed fisking. Auntie Beeb’s spinmeisters completely fail to address the original charge, that the number of senior […]

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No Sun, No Comment

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Well done to the FT’s Chris Giles, George Parker and Vincent Boland for the front page confirmation today of Guido’s story from back in October about the Tory offer to the Northern Irish unionists on corporation tax. As Guido’s readers […]

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Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Penny Mordaunt’s cock-tale speech in parliament is the Mail on Sunday splash, and also makes Guido’s column in the Sun on Sunday. It was too poultry for our front page…

Also in today’s column, don’t miss out on:

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