Friday, January 17, 2014

Tim Shipman is New Sunday Times Political Editor

SHIPPERS
As Media Guido exclusively revealed on Twitter last night Tim Shipman, the deputy political editor of the Daily Mail, has won the race to succeed Isabel Oakeshott as the new Sunday Times political editor.

Recognised as one of the toughest jobs in journalism, it is often the last job in journalism for the position holder. The demand for scoops is tough, the competition is fierce and the paper is reluctant to employ the cheque-book to buy up stories. Good luck Shippers…

UPDATE: Media Guardian still haven’t reported the story 17 hours later. Wake up! You snooze, you lose…


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Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann on Cameron’s refusal to pay the £1.7 billion EU bill by December 1st:

“Well, then he’s gonna pay on December 2nd”



Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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