Snippets from Bars

From the Fringe Guido heard a great story about Sir Michael White last night; Sir Michael was chairing a fringe event, and when it came to the Q&A section, he pointed towards the back of the hall, saying “You, the man at the back!” Who was he pointing at? The cropped haired yet nevertheless definitely feminine, Melanie Phillips.

But things got worse for the Guardian grandee. A guy was trying to ask a question, and Sir Mike said – “Yes, Ray Lewis Shaun Bailey?” Unfortunately, while the man in question was black, he certainly was not Ray Lewis.  Not a mistake a politician would make…

Guido’s favourite bar tale: the worse for wear young Tory who opened the conversation with a notoriously randy senior Tory Lord thus: “who are you shagging this week?” If looks could kill…




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John McDonnell tells the Gallery/Lobby lunch what the priest told him to do…

‘He persuaded me to do this. He said you need to soften your image. So do Mumsnet and do this…. I’m trying to soften my image.’

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