Whitto Slams Olly Robbins

Former Cabinet Minister John Whittingdale has given a frank assessment of Olly Robbins’ track record as Theresa May’s top adviser on Politics Live. And May went along with it all…

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Fallon Welches on £1,000 Piers Morgan Bet

Both Michael Fallon and John Whittingdale made pre-referendum bets that, should Cameron lose the vote, he wouldn’t resign. Now Piers is calling in his bets, promising to donate the winnings to charity. Pay up, Fallon…

People occasionally ask Guido, with a sense of foreboding, when will the pundit and polling analyst Dan Hodges do his naked Brexit run? Guido will be negotiating the time and location with the sagacious streaker this week. Stay tuned…

UPDATE: Piers wants Guido to remind Whitto as well:

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Whitto Spotted With Black Eye After Chat With Russian Sports Minister


John Whittingdale was spotted sporting a nasty looking black eye on his way into work this morning. Nothing to do with him discussing the violence at the Euros with Russia’s sports minister yesterday, Guido is assured:

“John has a black eye from walking into a lamppost. It was incredibly painful at the time but he’s fine now. He hasn’t been throwing punches in Marseille.”

Fifty years of hurt, and by the looks of it another couple of weeks for Whitto…

Pic via Darren McCaffrey
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Whittingdale Jokes

John Whittingdale on the BBC’s charter…

“…if we don’t renew it, it may be that the BBC will cease to exist, which is occasionally a tempting prospect”.

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Whitto on Press Freedom

John Whittingdale reflects on the last two weeks:

“Having had my faith, perhaps, tested to the utmost, I still believe press freedom is vitally important to a free society”

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Whittingdale Story Source Accuses Watson of “Lies”

After Guido reported Tom Watson had spoken with the source of the Whittingdale dominatrix revelations “in detail” prior to publication, Watson felt the need to distance himself. First Robert Peston was briefed that Watson had told the Sunday People not to publish. Then he went on the record:

“I was very clear that he had a right to privacy and that as far as I could see there was no public interest in the story, although it was not for me to decide.

Is this the whole truth?

Natalie Rowe, the story’s original source who spoke with Watson, says otherwise. In response to the above quote, Rowe claims Watson privately took a very different view:

Curiously Rowe then says she has been “advised” not to talk about Watson. She goes on to accuse him of “lies“.

Surely Watson couldn’t have had more involvement than he let on…

It’s not like he fell out with Whittingdale after their run ins on the CMS committee. Or that Rowe’s story ended up on Byline, a site with which Watson is friendly. How odd that the recollection of Labour’s deputy leader differs so significantly from that of the source…

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