It seems like the Attitude Awards were rather jolly.
Via: Daily Mail
Big transfer news in Wonk Land this afternoon as Ruth Porter jumps from Director of Communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs to take on the Head of Economics and Social Policy brief at deadly rivals Policy Exchange.
Porter, who has been a key part of the IEA’s recent renaissance, is said to be politically ambitious and PX is a natural feeder into the Tories. A source there chuckled this afternoon “she’s gone from the Premiership to the Champions League now”. This story has legs.
A first look at that 2015 winning team:
Chuka is missing. Obviously he wouldn’t be seen dead with this ‘trash’. But where’s Lord Wood?
Scoop from Trending Central:
Former London deputy mayor has given a new meaning to being an Assembly “Member” after accidently uploading pictures of his penis to Facebook for all his followers to see.
Barnes, 66, who is the Conservative member for Hillingdon and Ealing in London uploaded the pictures moments ago in what appears to be a rather drastic error caused by his iPhone’s auto upload settings.
Viewers were clearly disgusted and angry, as some drew parallels between his gaffe and that of former New York Mayor candidate Anthony Weiner.
Seems the auto-upload-to-Facebook function on the app gets set to “on” after upgrading to iOS 7 on iPhones. Be careful taking selfies if you don’t want everyone in London to see them.
More on Trending Central
Every year Guido likes to bring you the most important news from the leader’s speeches at conference: the fashion. Today he can reveal that Mrs Clegg will be wearing a Zara top with Topshop shoes.
This is to signify the strong links between Spanish design (Zara) and British high street manufacturing. Apparently.
And now you know.
A co-conspirator emails in wondering who the red-box clutching Minister is that they found on Google Street View:
Guido wonders what Jeremy Browne was doing popping into a Paddington Hotel in the middle of the day…
UPDATE: A spokesman for civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch says:
“Given the comprehensive privacy-protecting processing Google has done as part of Street View, we have no idea how Guido worked out this was Jeremy Browne.”
Continuing in the age old tradition of getting your kit off after being caught up in a political scandal, Sydney Leathers is not even bothering to wait until Anthony Weiner loses the Democratic primary in the race to be the next Mayor of New York. The latest girl involved in in his ongoing scandal fuelled slow motion car crash comeback has already managed to shoot a porn film:
“I’m Sydney Leathers. Anthony Weiner and I had a ‘sexting’ relationship for several months, and that came out in the press, so here I am!”
Christine Keeler, she ain’t…
Last night after Guido reported the legitimate news that anti-porn campaigner Claire Perry had been targeted by internet hackers who hosted porn on her website, the Tory MP went proper shouty crackers on Twitter.
You can read her collected tweets here. They are without any foundation, merit or a shred of evidence to back them up. Guido suspects it is based on Perry’s dislike of the blog bringing the pushy MP back down to earth occasionally. Perry does not have a leg to stand on here, so if she does not retract the bonkers allegations, should Guido unleash his lawyers? You won’t like them when they’re angry.
So in the now fashionable manner popularised by the government the blog has decided to put the decision out to consultation to the readers. Poll closes at midday. Vote below…
Guido was not the only one to perk up when he noticed the subtle difference between the front pages of the Telegraph’s print and iPad editions. As part of the new “digital first” strategy, it seems someone is employed to Photoshop nipples out of the print edition. Guido likes to keep you abreast of the bigger stories of the day.
What We Learned From the Referendum | FT
Scottish Crisis Moves South | Nick Wood
English Democrats Accidentally Celebrate Yes Victory | Pink News
Union In Its Current Form is Dead | Janan Ganesh
Labour Could Be Split in Two | Sun
Ashcroft Poll: Why Scotland Voted No | Buzzfeed
Boris: Change Barnett Formula | Sun
Cameron is Back | Dan Hodges
What Happens Now | James Kirkup
Cairo of the North | Quentin Letts
Labour are the Biggest Losers | Phil Collins
Diane Abbott on the Daily Politics:
“Labour MPs will unite behind Ed Miliband, once we find out what our policies are.”