Information Commissioner Closes Investigation into Hancock Snog Leak

The Information Commissioner’s Office closed their investigation into the Department for Health CCTV leak that saw Hancock’s snog with then-aide Gina Coladangelo splashed on the front page of The Sun. The ICO announced this afternoon that their investigation had found “insufficient evidence to prosecute two people suspected of unlawfully obtaining and disclosing CCTV footage from the Department for Health and Social Care”. They shouldn’t have been investigating anyway…

“Forensic analysis revealed that the leaked images were most likely obtained by someone recording the CCTV footage screens with a mobile phone. 

Six phones retrieved during the execution of search warrants did not contain the relevant CCTV footage.  After taking legal advice, the ICO concluded that there was insufficient evidence to charge anyone with criminal offences under the Data Protection Act 2018. 

The ICO has therefore closed its criminal investigation.”

The Sun’s Harry Cole had previously accused the ICO investigation of being a further move along the “systematic decay of freedom of the press”. All kiss, no tell…

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PM’s Spokesman on Quality of Boris’s Premiership

Asked by Harry Cole if “the PM thinks he is a good PM”, the PM’s spokesperson replied:

“I don’t think self-reflection is his priority.”

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Reader Poll: Should Geronimo Die?

The Sun’s Harry Cole has been leading a campaign to save Geronimo from his DefRA-determined destiny of a humane death.

GB News’s Tom Harwood has volunteered to slaughter the animal himself as a matter of “public duty“.

Here at Guido we’re torn, for many reasons, on the issue that is dominating the news agenda this month. We’re asking readers to help us decide. Register your vote below:

Voting is open for 24 hours…

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Harry Cole is the New Political Editor of The Sun

Big changes at Britain’s biggest selling daily newspaper.

Tom Newton-Dunn is, as was widely anticipated, off to Times Radio.

Scoop-meister Harry Cole returns to the paper as the new political editor of The Sun.

This of course means the Mail on Sunday is now looking for a deputy political editor…

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THE SUN’S HARRY COLE: New Era of Punctuation & Punctuality

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Harry Cole – our Westminster Bureau Chief better known to readers as Neo-Guido – is off to join The Sun as their Westminster Correspondent. Craig Woodhouse becomes The Sun’s Chief Political Correspondent.

Harry joined Guido in 2008 as an intern on the back of his Tory Bear blog, where he completely ripped off Guido’s modus operandi to take on student politicians – some of whom are now in parliament. He stayed for the summer and after graduating decided not to follow a career in the law and instead become a media outlaw. Coming back in 2009 to enjoy that glorious period of MP bashing known as the Expenses Scandal. He always planned to stay for a year-or-so before getting a proper job… 

Harry’s considerable charm and panache more than compensated for his idiosyncratic early writing style, which Guido would describe as “after-dinner-speech”, this however allowed him to  branch out into writing for the Spectator. He’s also been writing for mainstream media tabloids for years – it is no small skill be able to write well received features for The Spectator and the tightly written popular journalism that has seen Guido’s Sun column contract renewed for three years – winning him fans at The Sun to such an extent that they have poached him. It is no exaggeration to say that the success of Guido over the last 6 years is in large part down to Harry. The puns, the fun, the ability to get a story – often after an inexplicably long lunch – brilliance.

Harry’s new colleagues in parliament will no doubt appreciate and welcome his strong views, as expressed to the Press Gazette, on morally bankrupt Lobby journalism. How he came to be woken up from kipping overnight on a sofa by a Permanent Secretary at 7 a.m. in the Secretary of State’s private ministerial office will always remain our secret. Yes, we are hiring

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Exclusive : Peppa Pig is in Tory Bear’s Hands

Peppa Pig isn’t endorsing Labour because she is in Tory hands. This picture was taken minutes ago behind the scenes in the Guy News newsroom.  Peppa is being held by Tory Bear, who is known to his mother as Harry Cole. Happy Birthday Harry!

He is 24 today and single again girls.  He has never kissed a socialist – yet…

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