Mornings With Gloria to Boost the Economics of Times Radio

Guido understands that Gloria De Piero will have the Friday and Saturday mid-morning show on Times Radio. The glamorous former Labour MP and TV presenter will add yet another remain-backing presenter to the roster. Am told she will have an as-yet-unannounced assistant presenter, and it will be a case of “beauty and the beast”…

All these new hires are adding to the growing wage bill for Times Radio in the Shard. Guido is told that the economics of the enterprise are viable if Times Radio generates 35,000 new subscribers to The Times digital subscription package, which should be worth circa £10 million. This is The Spectator’s successful model, giving away free podcasts and Spectator Radio content to make people aware of the merits of the magazine and consequently driving subscribers and attendance to their lucrative ticketed events. The Spectator, however, mostly uses existing staff rather than hiring additional staff. It remains to be seen if the lure of Matt Chorley’s jokes will be enough to get punters to pull out their credit cards and stump up some three hundred quid for an annual Times digital subscription…

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Gloria de Piero’s Former Office Manager Standing Against Her… As a Tory

Labour MP Gloria De Piero will face a tricky re-election battle come the next election and not just because she sits on a wafer thin 441 vote majority over the Conservatives. Her former Office Manager Lee Anderson was last night selected to fight the seat for the Tories. Former miner, De Piero’s office manager, and former Labour Councillor Anderson defected to the Tories just over a year ago, but continued to work for the Labour MP for a time. Awkward…

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Shadow Justice Minister Slams Corbyn’s Position

Gloria De Piero has liked a Facebook status from a local Labour member saying that “Jeremy Corbyn would walk blind folded through a burning orphanage to avoid spelling out what his Brexit position is.” Frontbenchers usually try to be more quiet about their disdain for their hopeless leader…

UPDATE: A source close to Gloria has been in touch to say that she “fully supports” Labour’s Brexit position, that she has unliked the post and doesn’t know how it was liked in the first place. Big thumbs seem to be a problem for a lot of politicians recently…

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Oh Gloria

Gloria De Piero has, as befits a former TV presenter, produced a campaign video which urges Labour voters to get out on June 9.

It’s not a typo she actually says it in the video. Gloria, the election is June 8…

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Gloria De Piero Shopped For Leaflet Expenses

Labour’s Gloria De Piero is the latest MP to be shopped to the parliamentary authorities for blatant electioneering on the taxpayer. Sending out a survey just days before the Dissolution of Parliament, Gloria invites anyone who completes it to visit her in Westminster – somewhat presumptuous for a member defending a 192 majority in May.

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Labour Unveil Sexist Pink Budget Battle “Bus”

Apparently Labour are set to unveil their special “battle bus” tomorrow. And the wheels are already spinning: it’s not a bus. It’s a van. A little pink van:

Gloria De Piero, Harriet Harman and Lucy Powell will be put in the back of this van and driven as far away from Labour HQ as possible. Let’s hope Harriet isn’t actually behind the wheel given her previous formWell it gets them out of Wee Dougie’s way, doesn’t it…

UPDATE: It’s a sexist pink van! Last year Labour’s Chi Onwurah declared war on pink for girls:

‘Why should young girls be brought up in an all pink environment? It does not reflect the real world.’

Sounds like a patriarchally patronising pink rolling embarrassment…

UPDATE II: According to the Telegraph:

“At the launch, Gloria De Piero MP, the shadow Minister for women and equalities, thought it was “cerise”, while Ms Harman said it was “magenta”.”

UPDATE III: Tories slam on the brakes. Caroline Dineage MP says:

“The wheels have come off the Labour bus. Getting Harriet Harman to drive around the country in a pink van to try and attract the female vote is as patronising as it gets. This is clearly just another divisive gimmick that the electorate will see through”

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