Guido got wind last week that Mehdi Hasan had been sacked as Political Editor of the New Statesman. When we put it to him he exploded…
Well it now seems Guido was on the money and the Staggers were just being nice by not announcing his departure last week along with other internal movements. He’s bagged a massive promotion in both status and influence by joining the Huffington Post. Guido just spoke to one of Mehdi’s fellow lefty hacks:
Lefty: Has he been fired?
GF: Well he’s going to the HuffPo, so you could put it like that.
Lefty: Oh god that’s worse than being fired. That’s worse than being dead.
Are they going to pay him?
See also: Mehdi is “The Commentator” and a chart of the New Statesman’s newsstand sales during the Mehdi era: