Friday, January 18, 2013

Euro Striptease: Flemish MEP’s Campaign Ad

Former Harriet Harman campaign staffer Jon Worth has gone into full-on bedwetting mode over this fun campaign video from a Flemish Christian Democrat.

The only thing Guido finds unappealing about the video is the claim that the EU is transparent…

Via: Tim Worstall

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Maid Mary Ann’s Misjudged Moan

The Independent’s Mary Ann Sieghart has joined in the ongoing debate about women hacks in Westminster. Guido was on about this last week, with the Guardian and Telegraph following up on the issue. Sieghart claims:

“It took years of campaigning for childcare to be seen as a mainstream political issue rather than a private matter for parents. That was because politicians didn’t think it was important and nor did political editors. They were, on the whole, workaholic men with wives at home.”

Which hasn’t gone down very well with those same male political editors:

Guido was particularly amused by the suggestion that Mary Ann wasn’t very happy with Andrew Neil and the BBC:

“I had the uncomfortable feeling all the way through that I was being forced to play second fiddle, but it wasn’t till I watched the programme back on iPlayer that I realised why. The presenter, Andrew Neil, had gone to Danny first with every single question and had often given him, but not me, the chance of a follow-up.”

If her choice of outfits for Brillo’s show was anything to go by , she can’t have been that cheesed off…

Monday, January 14, 2013

Not the First Boobs Alex Aiken Has Handled
Guido’s Sunday Column Now Online

The Prime Minister might be cutting child benefit for hard-working families up and down the country, but that hasn’t stopped him showing off about his £3,500 for a Savile Row suit to fashionistas. However Guido’s favourite story from his Daily Star Sunday column, that involved Whitehall’s newest spinner:

star“THE Tories were against political appointments to the Civil Service until they got into government. But now Alex Aiken, the party’s former head of news under William Hague, is taking over as executive director of government communications – one of the most powerful spin jobs in Whitehall. A decade ago Aiken was a Tory HQ staffer when he was famously spotted leaving a Commons bar with topless model Jo Guest, inset, after a marathon drinking session. Downing Street will be hoping Aiken can keep abreast of the news and spin the Government out of trouble, which means it’s not the last time he will be handling big boobs.”

If you had picked up your copy yesterday you would also have the latest on legendary luncher Lord Strathclyde, how Dave “lost the room” while briefing Tory MPs on 2015 election strategy, and why James Landale caused a stir when he got the news about Andrew Marr. Guido’s column is now online here

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lobby Faces Female Backlash

Last night Guido stood in solidarity with the shunned female journalists of the Lobby. After No.10 explained Dave and Nick only granted questions to men at yesterday’s mid-term review because none of the political editors in attendance were female, we named and shamed the chauvinist Mirror and New Statesman as having no female Lobby hacks between them. Guido’s feminist allies agreed:

The usual suspects were still stuck in their old ways however:

Shame…

Vid via @liarpoliticians

Monday, January 7, 2013

Where Have All the Women Gone?

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Not many talking points from this afternoon’s snooze-fest mid-term review, though Dave and Nick’s failure to take a single question from a female journalist was noted by many. No. 10 told the BBC that “none of the TV or newspaper political editors there” were female as an explanation. To be fair to them the Lobby is hardly brimming with females.  Some chauvinist media outlets are particularly guilty…

The Mirror’s all-male political team is made up of James Beattie, Tom McTague, James Lyons, Mark Ellis, Paul Routledge and Kevin Maguire, with the Sunday Mirror’s passholders made up of Vincent Moss and Nick Buckley. As for that bastion of feminism the New Statesman? Jason Cowley and Rafael Behr have Lobby passes, but there is a grand total of zero for the Staggers’ female staff. As an ardent feminist, Guido says shame on them…

UPDATE: Guido was not the only one to notice:

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Anti-Airbrushing MP Jo Swinson Finally Gets To Be Cover Girl

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Mensch Reports Business Partner Luke Bozier to Police

Louise Mensch has reported her former Menshn business partner Luke Bozier to the police after hackers posted the contents of his email account on-line, including nude pictures of himself and his attempts to search for sex from “young girls”. Apparently he loves “Brazilian teens so much. It’s almost worth flying all the way to Rio to get some jailbait action.”

Tech-blog The Kernel broke the story this afternoon and the entire dossier is still online. Regular readers will remember David Cameron welcoming Bozier to the Tories when he defected from Labour in January of this year. He even quoted the former Blair staffer’s statement during PMQs.

One almighty cock-up… 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Why the Weight, Carla?

“There’s been an awful lot written about women’s bodies recently” wrote Carla Buzasi, the editor of Huffington Post UK, on her own site in September:

“All in all, that’s a lot of column inches devoted to fatness, thinness and everything in-between. No wonder we’re all so f*cked up about our figures. The fascination with bodies, celebrity or otherwise, isn’t exactly something new, of course, and shows no sign of abating. But here’s a thought: why don’t we just stop? Stop obsessing about the latest fad diet that doesn’t work. Stop gossiping over how many pounds the new Hollywood mother has gained/lost and in how much time. Stop trying to analyse why we care so much, and who we care for because it doesn’t appear to be the opposite sex…”

You’ll never guess what the Huffington Post UK are going with today:

“Natalie Cassidy has unveiled her new body after dropping two dress sizes, and doesn’t she look great? The former ‘EastEnders’ star has had a well publicised battle with her weight over the years, but she has now proudly showed off her new slimline figure on the pages of Now magazine. Speaking of her one stone, two pound weight loss, she told the magazine she felt ‘so much sexier’ after sticking to a 1,200 calorie-a-day diet and cutting out the carbs. What’s been amazing is I was my own diet boss so there was nothing faddy about it.Since having my daughter I’m not obsessed with being thin any more. My ultimate goal was to look curvy, toned and fit,” she added. Natalie, who shrunk to a just 7st 12lb in 2007 after making her infamous fitness DVD, has fluctuated with her weight since. I’ve never liked my body and those issues are still there, but I do feel sexier now,” she said. “My partner Adam asks me why I’m suddenly walking around the house in skimpy underwear!”

Seems Carla does not have control over her own website. She could put a stop to all this…

Monday, December 3, 2012

Does the Left Cheek Know What the Right Is Doing?

Today Mehdi Hasan writes on the Huffington Post UK:

“And consider the newspapers’ treatment of women and minorities, which Leveson also – and rightly – highlighted in his report. On women, he wrote that the tabloid press often fail to show “consistent respect for the dignity and equality of women” and have a “tendency to sexualise and demean” women.””

Apparently Mehdi feels it is right to criticise tabloids that sexualise and demean women. Got that?

Today the Huffington Post UK has run a piece with the following headline: “Carine Felizardo Crowned Top Buttocks Of Brazil In Miss BumBum Pageant (PICTURES)”. Recently Mehdi’s boss, HuffPoUK’s editor, Carla Buzasi lamented:

“The fascination with bodies, celebrity or otherwise, isn’t exactly something new, of course, and shows no sign of abating. But here’s a thought: why don’t we just stop?”

Do as we say not as we do…

Victoria’s Secret
Labour Candidate’s Lolita Lingerie Business

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Labour’s newly chosen candidate for Reading West has a saucy secret. By day she pounds the streets with her red rosette, but by night Victoria Groulef runs Saumarez Lingerie Boutique, a racy fair trade business that “believes that women should be able to wear beautiful luxurious lingerie with a clear conscience”. Among the most popular ‘ethical’ items on sale are her ‘Mio Lolita garter tank’, her ‘Shock Me body cage garter belt’ and her ‘Black Lashes thong’. Victoria’s ‘Forever Blue’ bridal garter could be cause for concern for Ed, though she is offering a ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’ bra. Just what every Labour girl needs…

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Victoria explains that she has “always had a crazy side”, revealing that she can personally vouch the products herself: “I tested clothing from each of my designers. Quality and durability was very important…I love knickers”. Now this is a boob story, HuffPo…


Seen Elsewhere

Corrupt, Incompetent UN Has No Right to Lecture Us | Dan Hannan
Mirror’s Lazy Lie | Guardian
Hungary’s Heir to Thatcher | Conservative Woman
Farage and Salmond Both Want Outopia | David Aaronovitch
More Missing UKIP Money | Times
Church Should Fight Evil of Welfare Dependency | Stephen Glover
1 in 16 Pick Up Infections in Filthy NHS Hospitals | Mail
Let’s Get Evangelical | David Cameron
From the IRA to Windsor Castle | WSJ
Coulson: Everything You Need to Know in 6 Seconds | MediaGuido
Mo Ansar’s Silence | Adrian Hilton


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Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury minister, commenting on Treasury analysis of the economic impact of tax changes…

“If the Treasury is looking at the economic impact of tax changes, then surely it should examine the impact of the rise in VAT and cuts to tax credits? George Osborne’s £12 billion VAT rise knocked confidence, helped to choke off the recovery and has cost families £1,350 over the last three years.”



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