Guido’s fax number is in the right hand column if anyone wants to share this (its definitely in the public interest).
In the spirit of the Guardian Backbencher’s political hottie feature, Guido asks is Tom Happold, the former Chair of the Young Fabians, now turned news and politics editor of Guardian Unlimited, Hot or Not?
Vote using the comments.
Incidentally whilst we’re in the Guardian’s alternative reality, isn’t it somewhat shoddy that the reader deceiving, self justifying Guardian article which slags off blogger Scott Burgess for exposing a jihadist journalist working at the Guardian, is anonymously written? So much for transparency from the advocates of Freedom of Information.
UPDATE : I give up. Backbencher includes Miss Fawkes (all of 3 months old) amongst the babes in the political hotties section this week.
On Sunday, France (whose Muslim population is three times larger than Britain’s) summarily deported to his native Algeria the cleric Abdelhamid Aissaoui for preaching extremism at a mosque in Lyon. He is the 11th such cleric to be expelled by the French Government in the past three years.
Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy didn’t mince words: ‘We will not keep people on our territory who issue calls to hatred, to violence and to the disrespect of our democratic values. They will leave the territory and they will leave quickly. In this area, we don’t intend to tolerate anything.’
As the shock of July 7 wears off, people will rightly start to ask angry questions about what has happened to a country that has lost control of its borders over the past 20 years. Our politicians – and our judges – will need to start listening.
Translated she is simply saying – Stop watching Big Brother and read books you chavs. Its amazing how some homes have the latest DVD player, Satellite linked plasma screen and games box – but no books. Its not about money, its about values.
But she can’t say it that bluntly can she? Looks like a job for Melanie Phillips.
Smart move, get a Labour MP who represents an urban seat to stand up for the rights of unspeakable toffs to chase after inedible foxes around the countryside.
Guido never had any interest in hunting until they decided to try and ban it, now however…
David Willets reminds us that “Gordon Brown is fond of joking that there are only two categories of Chancellor: those who get out in time and those who fail. Last week’s desperate manoeuvre to fiddle his fiscal rules was the defining moment when he moved from the first category to the second.” And as if it couldn’t get any worse for Brown, the bookies are taking bets on Blair’s FOURTH TERM!
Well at least it will get them away from the stress of all those wailing sirens and in-carriage executions. Blair does not actually risk his own children travelling by tube, when Euan Blair did work experience at a London solicitors he was not allowed to use the tube and was driven to work every day.
For a start-up the think-tank has had a lot of wall-to-wall media attention, with the G8 and before that the Africa Commission setting the news agenda. Madsen Pirie of the Adam Smith Institute (ex-employers of Alex Singleton) predicted to Guido that it would become bigger than his own organisation in the future. GI certainly has upset the Kumbaya socialists with its first report, the Archbishop of Canterbury was driven to preaching about it in a sermon at St Paul’s. The Globalization Institute is clearly a think tank to watch – but why spell it with ‘z’?
Right. Remind Guido again when the last load of muslims from Leeds/Luton went to place bombs all over London and what was their motivation?
Not saying we should not have gone and liberated Iraq, but we should truthfully recognise this is the backwash.
He has a go at the Tory Taliban as well.
Damn, I had a long-shot bet on him.
Hague is not fond of Basher Davis, and his endorsement of another candidate will carry some weight, if he endorses Doc Fox in return for a promise of the shadow chancellorship – which the over-promoted Gideon Osborne* is unlikely to hold on to under the new management – or the shadow foreign secretary position, don’t be surprised.
If Hague were to endorse another candidate, such as his friend and former leadership campaign manager, Alan Duncan, or even Lansley, it would considerably improve their chances. But he is not likely to support a left-wing candidate and Hague is probably calculating that Doc Fox has more chance of defeating Basher. He is also unlikely to support Cameron, who is younger than himself, given his own experience.
*Yes it really is Gideon, he changed it to the more populist George so he wouldn’t sound like a privileged heir to a baronetcy in these democratic times. Guido prefers to use the more posh, original name his mother gave him – it suits him.