Crick Does Huhne Tonight

“Michael Crick is in reception” may be the five words politicians most fear, but Camp Huhne are putting a brave face on it. Crick has ruined a few politicians in his time and Huhne is his next target. Guido called Huhne HQ (like a real journalist, not a blogger) and got an answerphone (like a house, not a political HQ). So Guido called the mobile of Huzzey the Huhney Monster and spinmeister for the man.

“Michael Crick is turning your man over on Newsnight tonight, what is your line?” “The narrative” he explained, is that it is just like when Cameron had to hold the line about drugs use, Huhne will show strength in adversity. “But isn’t Crick going to say that he fiddled his Euro-parliament expenses?”

“It’s an old story” he said. “I guess everybody in Brussels fiddles their expenses” Guido ventured. “Listen I have gotta go, let’s do lunch”…

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Writing in this week’s Spectator Diary, the former Chancellor and Evening Standard editor attempted to encapsulate how Boris operates…

“My children have the measure of our prime minister. A couple of years ago, my son and I went for a lovely Sunday lunch at his house in Oxfordshire — where he has a Kalashnikov mounted on the wall. Boris suggested we play a game. A tug of war, but with a difference. The rope is tied around your waist and the contest takes place across a swimming pool. If you lose you end up in the water, fully clothed.

That’s Johnson for you: fun, inventive but ruthless. I suspect his brother Jo had one ducking too many.”


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