With whom did the Prime Minister have a “general discussion” early last year?
And who did he meet two months later?
Wonder what they could have discussed…
“UKIP candidate gets date of General Election wrong on campaign poster” claimed the Telegraph this morning, publishing a leaflet from soon to be red-faced candidate John Tennant, who had embarrassingly told voters to turn out on May 6 instead of May 7.
Just one problem with the story: the leaflet was from 2010, when polling day was May 6. Whoops!
UPDATE: The Telegraph have now pulled the story.
The Telegraph were clearly taken with the government’s line yesterday that the organisation most at fault for failing to prevent the Lee Rigby murder was Facebook, running it on their front page this morning. Odd then, that the story is not available anywhere on the Telegraph website. A spokesman would only say that not everything in the paper makes it online, but this was the second main story on the front page. Why would the Telegraph unlike it?
UPDATE: And just like that, the article has now been published online here.
Last night the Telegraph dismissed the Guardian as “cushioned from commercial reality by a generously-endowed charitable trust”, this afternoon they accuse them of hypocrisy:
“in July last year Apple bought wraparound advertising on The Guardian’s website and stipulated that the advertising should not be placed next to negative news.
A Guardian insider said that the headline of an article about Iraq on The Guardian’s website was changed amid concerns about offending Apple, and the article was later removed from the home page entirely.”
Landing in inboxes this morning was the last Telegraph morning briefing from Stephen Bush before he leaves for the Staggers. Wonder what that headline could mean…
In his withering resignation statement Peter Oborne revealed the final straw that left him with no choice but to quit:
“On 22 September Telegraph online ran a story about a woman with three breasts. One despairing executive told me that it was known this was false even before the story was published. I have no doubt it was published in order to generate online traffic, at which it may have succeeded. I am not saying that online traffic is unimportant, but over the long term, however, such episodes inflict incalculable damage on the reputation of the paper.”
Today Jasmine Tridevil hits back, insisting Oborne is wrong and that there is nothing false about her third titty:
“I know my breasts are real and I do not care what anybody thinks.”
Has Peter boobed?