Telegraph’s Kirkup Cocks-Up Online Again

Guido has been most amused with the Parliament Spy twitter account that was gaining quite the cult following in the village for its erudite and irreverent exposing of MPs eating habits and choice of hot caffeinated beverages. It was catty and witty, and exactly what was needed to keep Westminster’s finest looking over their shoulder. Obviously MPs were getting hot under the collar about their baked potato habits and afternoon drinking sessions being revealed. Most intriguing was the reporting of who was dining with which journalist and where. The whole operation was clearly run by bored Parliamentary researchers.

An unnamed MP complained to James Kirkup of The Telegraph who promptly wrote a piece about it for this morning’s paper. Well inevitably Parliament Spy has been forced underground and silenced.  Kirkup has a track record in online based cockups, he was the one that revealed the entire Lobby’s group email address to the world, opening up the door to midnight abuse.  Back then he dismissed his blunder to Guido with a simple “the wonders of modern technology”.  Kirkup has just blogged about what an idiot he is…




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IDS responds to Juncker’s pints analogy earlier:

“Mr Juncker knows a little bit more about the bar than perhaps many of us do.”

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