In the Guy Newsroom we watch Sky News all day and we’re big fans of the newly promoted faces reporting the political news; Ruth Barnett and Sophy Ridge. We can’t help noticing that now they are fronting the news they have both recently adopted identical hair lines. Is this a Murdoch diktat as, allegedly, with the [pictured] Fox News blondes?
Guido sources confirm that the explanation is far simpler. They share the same hairdresser.
Who’d have guessed?
Just when bored bag-carriers were wondering what they were going to do with themselves for the whole of recess, along comes SexyMP.co.uk. Someone clearly watched The Social Network and decided to bring the earliest version of “the facebook” to Westminster. The rules are very simple, you are presented with a picture of two MPs and you chose which one you would sleep with. The more points an MP the higher they go up the rankings:
Carole Caplin is back and she’s on the rampage, suing the Mail for implying that she was “some sort of sexpot or randy masseuse”.
She claims that she gave Tony Blair, or “Toblerone”, as she used to call him, nothing more than a neck message. No “hanky-panky” or funny business, well apart from those flats in Bristol. Given that she has turned down millions to tell the story of her years with the Blairs, Guido wonders exactly where the money came from for such a high-profile pursuit.
The judge reserved her decision for a later day…
Songstress – turned – political – campaigner Annie Lennox tells the Staggers this week that she doesn’t want to be put in a box: “I have different hats; I’m a mother, I’m a woman, I’m a human being, I’m an artist and hopefully I’m an advocate. All of those plates are things I spin all the time.” Guido thought we weren’t allowed to mention Annie Lennox plating…
Guido is late to this one, but he wanted to pass on his warmest congratulations to man about town and Daily Telegraph Political Editor Andy “lock up your daughter” Porter, who finally tied the knot on Saturday. Many a maiden will be crestfallen at this news…
Guido’s wedding invitation must have got lost in the post, but he’s looking forward to the upcoming christening.
“Tory blogging is close to death” Melissa Kite announced back in 2007, “it’s been in intensive care for some time” she proclaimed. However it seems the Sunday Telegraph’s Deputy Political Editor has had a change of heart. She took to her very own Tory-blog today to defend the Prime Minister.
Inevitably it fell upon Melissa, she of Tamzin Lightwater fame, to write the “hooray for Flashman” piece in defence of Dave. The Lobby, and Labour are loving the bully analogy, but it seems Melissa isn’t the George MacDonald Fraser fan it would first seem.
“He is, by his own unapologetic description, “a scoundrel, a liar, a cheat, a thief, a coward and a toady.” But, and it’s a big but, Flashman always wins the day. He invariably lands on his feet and, through a combination of luck and cunning, ends up being acclaimed as a hero.”
Which Guido can’t help but notice is remarkably similar to a certain Wikipedia article:
“…by his unapologetic self-description “a scoundrel, a liar, a cheat, a thief, a coward—and oh yes, a toady.” Fraser’s Flashman is an antihero… and yet, through a combination of luck and cunning, usually ends each volume acclaimed as a hero.”
Blogging would be close to death if we were all that lazy Melissa.
Guido is off to the Excel centre to watch the No Campaign votes pour in. The Prime Minister said this morning that “there will be no celebrating, there will be no congratulations.” He also made it clear on Thursday that he wasn’t part of the official No campaign, so Guido’s not sure they will be acting on that particular memo…
With YouGov polling people who voted yesterday and finding a 62%/38% No win it could be a long night…
The Style section isn’t normally the first bit of the Sunday Times that Guido reaches for, but thankfully this one didn’t go unspotted. Agent Provocateur’s new lingerie range has been apparently been styled on Maggie:
The designer said her delicate […]