Great filibsuters of our time…
Great filibsuters of our time…
According to Tory MPs in the room, the Prime Minister just told them that nine journalists have been “stopped” by the police for trying to infiltrate their away day conference. The PM said:
“I don’t know if they were tasered”
The news was met with a resounding cheer. They have been warned to be careful who they speak to in bars and restaurants. There is an unconfirmed rumour doing the rounds that some of the journalists have been nicked. Developing…
If you are one of the most senior US politicians attending a crucial hearing on potential military intervention in Syria, being snapped playing poker on your phone doesn’t look great. Well that’s what happened to John McCain last night:
Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing – worst of all I lost!—
John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 03, 2013
Suppose the British equivalent would be Tom Harris watching Doctor Who on one of his many taxpayer-funded iPads…
What’s the only thing worse than an email from the Labour Party? Well one that opens with “Your invitation to join Eddie Izzard and Jo Brand” must be pretty high up the list. Labour are organising “Stand Up For Labour” – an evening of comedy with scant disregard for the feelings wheelchair bound members. The name reminded Guido of the last time he heard a politician utter those words, and given it’s a very slow Friday in the middle of August:
Apparently the event will “you rolling in the aisles with a great night of laughs for Labour.” A feeling many of us do not need to pay £30 for the daily pleasure.
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…
Story of the week from the Sun: Obama called Osborne Jeffrey three times at the G8 summit, confusing him with the soul singer:
Come back Mitt, all is forgiven…
Everyone got something out of that Obama presser. Labour are pushing the President’s line that “I think the UK’s participation in the EU is an expression of its influence”, while No.10 will be cock-a-hoop with the endorsement of the renegotiation strategy: “You probably want to see if you can fix what’s broken in a very important relationship before you break it off.” Those Tory Eurosceptic backbenchers are such big Obama fans, a gentle chiding from the him will definitely get them to pipe down and fall into line. Needless to say Dave dodged most of James Landale’s four parter question.
One hacked tweet yesterday and the DOW plunges 100 points, only to regain it all in a matter of minutes. The AP twitter account has been restored this afternoon, the offending tweet deleted, and normality returns to the markets…
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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:
“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.
Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).
Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.
I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”