Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mitchell’s Plebgate Libel Trial Scheduled for December
Million Pound Costs Risk

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It will be all over by Christmas. Andrew Mitchell’s libel hearing against The Sun is scheduled for the first two weeks of December in the High Court. The losing side will be a million pounds worse off after costs alone. Meanwhile the Metropolitan Police are expected, because it is in the public interest as a matter of public confidence in the police, to publish the findings of Operation Alice –  the investigation into who passed information to The Sun and The Telegraph newspapers about the “Plebgate” incident, including whether the leak came from within the police force or from a third party.

Operation Alice examined a police witness statement from the incident and investigated if there was a conspiracy between the officer and another party. It also investigated claims made by Mitchell that police lied in the police log of the incident. Mitchell himself is also being sued for defamation by a policeman, a case that will be held in January. All this will be aired at the same time as Mitchell is trying to talk up his prospects of becoming an EU commissioner…

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Pick up your copy of the Sun on Sunday this morning to find out why Dave had his Phil in Europe this week. Elsewhere in Guido’s column, don’t miss out on:

  • 40,000 mums versus Alec Shelbrooke
  • Who does Le Monde call “L’Obama Anglais”?
  • Craig Oliver gets left behind
  • Rennard back on the party scene…
  • The euro gravy-train is cancelled – for one day only…
  • Diane Abbott’s £500 hair do

Politics for the many, not the few – just 70p in your local newsagents or online here

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Watson: I Was Wrong About Rebekah

On the Daily Politics this morning Brillo made Tom Watson eat his words after accusing Rebekah Brooks of not only being “responsible for wrongdoing at News International, but I believe she knew about it” (July 2011). Watson now admits he was wrong:

“Rebekah Brooks is not guilty. She has been found not guilty of conspiring to hack phones in a court of law. She is innocent, I wish her well with her life… I do accept she didn’t do it, I wish her well with her life and I hope she goes off and does something very productive in the world.”

Despite the mea culpa he says he cannot bring himself to say sorry. She’ll cope with that…

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Great Day for Red Tops!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

In today’s Sun on Sunday column Guido exclusively reveals that Ed Miliband’s former speechwriter has defected to the government to work for LibDem justice minister Simon Hughes. Pick up your copy of the Sun on Sunday to read Phil Taylor’s damning assessment of Miliband, including his warning that it would be “a disaster” if Labour wins a majority. Don’t miss out on:

  • Tired out after losing to UKIP, Tory MEPs take all expenses paid luxury break by the Adriatic
  • As Downing Street aides put away their flags and flip flops one minister still has to go to Brazil
  • Salmond might not enjoy the PM’s visit to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn where the Scots thumped the English
  • Rik Mayall’s politics were more B’stard than the Young Ones

Politics for the many, not the few, just 70p down your local newsagents or online here

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Nurse your hangover from last night’s defeat to Italy by picking up a copy of the Sun on Sunday and finding out where party leaders watched the match. No election in the next two weeks so you won’t find any of them down the pub.

Also in Guido’s column this week don’t miss out on:

  • Rumours that Nick Clegg is depressed are denied – Guido remains unconvinced.
  • 4 Tory MPs in a boat sunk. Aidan Burley almost drowned. Tragedy. 
  • Ed Miliband’s bad World Cup omen.

Elsewhere in today’s Sun find out which Labour MP admitted getting off his face on pills and pot. Politics for the people – just 70p down your local newsagents or online here

Friday, June 13, 2014

Claims that Miliband said: “I am Very, Very Sorry”

It has been claimed that Ed Miliband was forced to apologise to the people of Liverpool after seemingly the entire city jumped aboard the outrage bus over the Labour leader’s photo holding the Sun. Politics.co.uk report on a meeting with Scouse MPs yesterday:

“[Miliband] was left in no doubt whatsoever about what they thought. Ed Miliband said he was very, very sorry.”

The sincerity of these words should be looked at in perspective: Miliband gratefully accepted the chance of an op-ed for the Sun on Sunday in January and was photographed and filmed going around London with the Sun cabbie just last month. He also posed with the paper in 2011 and 2012. It is almost as if he has calculated that Liverpool will vote Labour anyway…

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

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Nine politics stories in Guido’s Sun on Sunday column this week, including why Theresa May’s sacked special adviser Fiona Cunningham was already on thin ice with Downing Street. Also in today’s column, don’t miss out on:

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  • Red Prince Joe follows in Mum (Harman) & Dad’s (Dromey) red carpeted footsteps as councillor
  • Penny Mordaunt breaks backbench hearts
  • Eric Pickles still believes – 3 lions on a flag
  • Sayeeda Warsi is lost in translation
  • Why are Commons Select Committee chairman standing down from their coveted, well paid jobs just now? Follow the money…
  • Remember Eleanor Laing ran for deputy speaker, promising to step down if Nigel Evans was cleared? Has she forgotten?
  • Osborne steals Shapps’ glory
  • Parliament hiring 100 “buddies” to help new MPs to settle in

Also in today’s Sun on Sunday, nanny to PM’s kids in sex for sale shock. Politics for the people, just 70p down your local newsagents or online here

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Ed Davey got very angry after Guido revealed he was forced to run away from Grant Shapps’ victory rally in his constituency last week. Read all about Davey’s brief grief beef in today’s Sun column. Don’t miss out on:

  • Tory candidate Robert Jenrick is a self-styled “entrepreneur” who worked for mummy and daddy hopes to be third time lucky in Newark

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  • Weary “babysitter” Chris Bryant kept on message in Newark
  • Will we find out how honest Vince Cable has been?
  • Axelrod’s flying visit to the Shadow Cabinet

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  • “Worst of the lot” Luciana Berger has got through 15 staff members

Politics for the many, not the few, 70p in your local newsagents or online here

Thursday, May 29, 2014

UK National Newspaper Combined Print/Web Readership

The numbers, drawn from the results of the National Readership survey and reported in Press Gazette, show that nearly 14 million people per week are now reading the Mail titles either in print or online. The real number will be even higher as the figure does not include traffic from mobile devices.

The Sun remains the most read paper in print by a distance.

Graphs via Press Gazette.

Seen Elsewhere

5 Things We Learned From Guido’s Party | GQ
Revealed: Guido Fawkes Anniversary Dinner Guestlist | Peter Oborne
More Owen Jones Errors | Michael Ezra
Why Should Men Get Equal Maternity Leave? | Laura Keynes
Dentists Have Last Laugh Over Sneering Keynes | FT
Why’s Clegg Giving Men Paternity Leave? | Conservative Women
Cam Cannot Stem EU Immigration | David Keighley
9 Mansion Tax Questions for Ed Balls | TPA
Politicians are Lying to You About Immigration | Alex Wickham
Give Journalists Public Interest Defence in Law | Guardian
Cameron is Going to Have to Deal With UKIP | Dan Hodges


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