“15 Months to Save the BBC”: Dugher Lifts Burnham’s Failed NHS Spin

You would have thought Labour might have learned from Andy Burnham’s tiresome “save the NHS” nonsense before the election. In 2011 Labour said there were just 72 hours to save the NHS. In 2012, they said there were only 24 hours to save it. And earlier this year, they said there were “100 days until the election, 100 days to save the NHS“. 153 days later and, shockingly, the NHS is still here…

Voters didn’t believe this transparent scaremongering, though that hasn’t stopped new Shadow Culture Secretary Michael Dugher from trying the exact same trick with the BBC. He says this morning that “We now have 15 months left to save the BBC” or else it will be “dismantled“. What’s the betting that Auntie is still here at the beginning of 2017…

Guardian Writer on Jewish Journalist: “F**k Him, They Should Cut His Throat”

Readers will remember Richard Seymour, the very angry blogger who has written for the Guardian over 100 times but probably won’t again after his slur against Falklands hero Simon Weston. Seymour has covered himself in more glory by hoping that a Jewish journalist gets his throat cut by Palestinian terrorists:

Seymour hasn’t written for the Guardian since the turn of the year. Presumably he didn’t spend his spare time attending anger management classes…

Cameron’s Speech: Left Wing Commentariat Reacts

Not only did the PM’s speech go down a storm with his Tory colleagues, but it appears also to be winning plaudits from the left-wing twitterati:

Why don’t they just join the Tories?

Robert Peston to Join ITV and Rival Andrew Marr

The Peston job saga carried on for longer than it takes for him to finish a sentence, but he has at last made his decision. According to Media Guardian, Peston will become ITV political editor and will also “host a new Sunday morning chatshow”, rivalling Andrew Marr. He’s off…

Guido in The Sun on Sunday

Find out all the details of the Jeremy Corbyn victory party being hosted at Tory conference tomorrow night in Guido’s Sun on Sunday column. Don’t miss out on:

JESS

  • Why did a Labour MP bend down in a packed nightclub and kiss Jess Phillips on her foot?

DIANE

  • Find out which Labour MP burned Diane: “At least I don’t have to go through the door sideways”

SHADOW

  • What the Shadow Cabinet really think about Jeremy Corbyn
  • Corbyn snubbed the regional broadcasters this week… choosing to speak on Venezuelan and Qatari TV instead
  • Anti-austerity celebs turn up in Manchester… but non-VIP activists will be sleeping on the floor for £2 a night
  • Things that go bump in the Nige: UKIP rebels to host Farage themed Halloween party mocking their leader
  • See who Guido is putting a few quid on for next Labour leader
  • You’ll never guess what disgraced Cenotaph Union Flag swinger Charlie Gilmour is up to these days
  • How Nicky Morgan will show her Ambition at Tory conference tonight
  • How much has Nadine Dorries made from her books in the last year?

You can read it all today, for free, only on SunNation

Max Mosley Bankrolled Watson’s Deputy Leadership Campaign

Tom Watson’s deputy leadership campaign was bankrolled by multi-millionaire former Monaco-based tax exile Max Mosley. Guido can reveal Mosley wrote Watson a cheque for £12,500 in August, also providing him with £27,554 worth of printing, a total of a cool £40,000. Mosley spent years avoiding tax in Monaco, returning to the UK in 2010 when he complainedI now have to pay tax here“. Don’t tell Jeremy Corbyn…

Watson’s campaign placed press regulation as his number one issue, putting Leveson front and centre of his website ahead of any other issue. What was it about their shared Murdo-phobia that convinced the German-themed spanking party enthusiast to open his chequebook?

Jeremy Snore-byn

Slumbering Jeremy Corbyn was late for his morning round of broadcast interviews because he could not be woken by his team. The excuse doing the rounds among exasperated producers is that the Labour leader “could not be raised“. Corbyn was then late for his sit down with newspaper Political Editors at 9:45am – he was spotted going for breakfast instead five minutes earlier. The Labour leader’s advisers have also been trying to cancel a scheduled pre-record with Newsnight. “He is a mess,” complains one broadcast veteran. Fortunately the “media commentariat” will be on the train home by the time 66 year old Jez goes for his afternoon nap…

The People Speak: Gogglebox Covers #Piggate

Famed Gogglebox duo Stephen and Chris have finally weighed in on the debate over journalistic standards arising from Ashcroft and Oakeshott’s publication of rumours about Cameron and THAT pig. While Chris expressed doubt about Isabel Oakeshott’s decision to let readers decide the veracity of the allegations, Stephen was more concerned with her coiffure:

Guido thinks she looks lovely…

Read Guido’s Sun on Sunday Column Online

Guido reveals the hottest job in Westminster in today’s Sun on Sunday column, which is free to read online here. Don’t miss out on:

  • Who’s the #PigGate squealer? Find out why this Tory MP is Downing Street’s prime suspect

  • Tories deny plot to sabotage Labour conference

DEFECT

  • Tories offer potential Labour defectors safe seats and ministerial jobs “within six months”

MI5

  • MI5 ‘complained to Labour’ over Jeremy Corbyn

HUHNE

  • Chris Huhne’s train tantrum
  • Ed Miliband needed a map to find the polling station in his Doncaster constituency on election day
  • 115 stressed-out MPs have taken up the offer of free “mindfulness courses” in Parliament

You can read it all today, for free, only on SunNation

Government Considering Privatising Channel 4

Downing Street snapper Steve Back (@PoliticalPics) has once again papped someone indiscreetly holding up “sensitive” papers as they walk into No. 10, this time revealing the government are looking at privatising Channel 4:

When will they learn…

Katie Hopkins Joins MailOnline

… Reports MediaGuardian. Bye…

UPDATE: Contrary to the Guardian claim that Hopkins “resigned“, Guido understands her contract was allowed to run down and was never going to be renewed. A Sun spokesman says:

“She leaves for the Mail Online with our best wishes.”

Sky News Analyse LibDem Glee Club

Things have got so bad for hacks sent to cover the dreary LibDem conference that Sky News’ determined pol ed resorted to analysing the lyrics of last night’s Glee Club singalong:

“We’ve run out of luck, and now we’re all f**ked, oh it all just sucks…”

Tim Walker to the Mail on Sunday

A little birdie tells Guido that pugnacious diarist Tim Walker, formerly editor of the Telegraph’s retired Mandrake column and most recently found at the Mirror, is off to the Mail on Sunday. Walker’s inside track on the world of hard-partying aristos is rivalled only by the daily’s Sebastian Shakespeare, and is probably better suited at the MoS than a redtop. Guido hopes this means Tim’s Twitter claws will be back out and we can look forward to some more outstandingly catty bitch fights with the Times Diary…

Order of the OTT: Laurie Penny Hams It Up

Guido has not awarded an Order of the OTT for a while. This entry however, up on the New Statesman website this morning, was just too good to pass up:

Readers can have one guess who the author is…

Laurie Penny’s steaming hot take goes on to suggest that an intoxicated David Cameron’s alleged porcine molestation is somehow symbolic of the class struggle power dynamic, her psycho-analysis concluding that the future Prime Minister’s penetrated pig is a metaphor for the country he would go on to run:

“Power and money are accessed through the back door, or, as it may be, the pig’s mouth, and as with any kink, the eroticism isn’t about the act, but about what the act symbolises. It’s about humiliation, about control, about power play. What might the young swain have been thinking as he unzipped? What went through his head? If you ask me, I’ll bet he was thinking: Soon. Someday soon, I will do this to the whole bloody country.”

Talk about hamming it up…

11 Policies Splitting Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet

This remarkable Sunday Politics interview with Blairite Corbyn Shadow Cabinet member Lord Falconer is well worth a watch:

The full list of policies on which Falconer and Corbyn/McDonnell disagree:

  • Europe
  • Nato
  • Trident
  • Bank of England independence
  • Academies
  • Benefit cap
  • Nationalising the National Grid
  • Nationalising the banks
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Northern Ireland

How long before Corbyn is facing his first resignation…

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

Boris and Osborne trade insults in Guido’s jam-packed Sun on Sunday column today. Read BoJo’s close-to-the-knuckle “hooker” jibe and the rest of today’s column for free here. Don’t miss out on:

CORBYN

  • Corbyn’s Commie Royal Wedding: toasted Wills & Kate from commie mug and watched Russian TV instead

BI

  • Don’t miss out on the best bit of fun from LibDem conference: a “bi-sexual flash mob”

DAVE

  • What will David Cameron be doing during Corbyn’s Labour party conference?
  • He’s the Mann: Optimistic Tories approach Labour MP John Mann amid defection speculation
  • Corbyn told to carry out an immediate reshuffle over jobs for the boys row
  • Corbyn told: “Swap Andy Burnham and Angela Eagle now. Go on, swap them! I dare you!”
  • Why UKIP upset Doncaster’s local pie shop
  • Guido sends his best to Sir Nicholas Soames
  • First Kinnock, Straw and Prescott… now there is a new Red Prince in Westminster

You can read it all today, for free, only on SunNation

Dear Deidre: Jezza and Diane Edition

Superb.

BBC Trust Grilled Over Deaf Tory Smear

Where was BBC trustee Richard Ayre when Guido’s story about the Beeb smear of Alec Shelbrooke broke? Waxing lyrical at the DCMS committee about how Auntie “operates to higher standards than other broadcasters” and that “the trust requires accuracy” online. Unfortunately for him Tory MP Jason McCartney had clearly been checking Twitter:

“It’s a slam dunk case.”

Please, tell us more about your “higher standards”…

Sky News on Tom and Jerry’s #SandwichGate

Within an hour of Guido’s story, Jeremy “two bags” Corbyn and his sandwiches make Sky News:

“There are going to be stories in the papers about him basically taking sandwiches from the mouths of veterans…”

BBC Smear of Deaf Tory MP Goes Viral

The BBC and the rest of the lefty Twitter echo chamber are gleefully sending this picture of Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke viral. The nation’s broadcaster reckons he was asleep during last night’s debate on the Trade Union Bill:

The picture has been retweeted hundreds of times already.[…] Read the rest

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