Saturday Seven Up

This week 108,389 visitors made 342,447 visits to view 524,368 pages – so much for the silly season traffic drop-off. It has been a week full of news flow, this blog scooped Big Media with the news that parliament was going to be recalled – the BBC issued a “breaking news” alert almost an hour after we broke the news. If you want to find out how we got the story, subscribe to Guido’s weekly email round-up of the week’s news from behind the blog. Subscribe (for free) to the Guidogram email here.

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Quote of the Day

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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