When Front Pages Go Wrong

Spare a thought for the Daily Star today. They have splashed on the “shock secret love children” of Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou, sensationally revealing that he “secretly fathered two children with a straight girl pal”. Just the one problem. Unfortunately Condou’s kids were less than secret, he wrote a column devoted to them in the Guardian for a year.

In their defence, it’s not like anyone would have read it…

Guido's Column in the Daily Star Sunday

In Guido’s Daily Star Sunday column:

  • Fuhrer-ious! The Lib Dem who asked how government would mark coming to power of Hitler.
  • Sadiq Khan’s £5,000 donor kebab.
  • Find out who Ed Balls was trying to push out.
  • Stringfellow could switch to UKIP to stand against Clegg in Sheffield.

All for just £1…

Not the First Boobs Alex Aiken Has HandledGuido's Sunday Column Now Online

The Prime Minister might be cutting child benefit for hard-working families up and down the country, but that hasn’t stopped him showing off about his £3,500 for a Savile Row suit to fashionistas. However Guido’s favourite story from his Daily Star Sunday column, that involved Whitehall’s newest spinner:

star“THE Tories were against political appointments to the Civil Service until they got into government. But now Alex Aiken, the party’s former head of news under William Hague, is taking over as executive director of government communications – one of the most powerful spin jobs in Whitehall. A decade ago Aiken was a Tory HQ staffer when he was famously spotted leaving a Commons bar with topless model Jo Guest, inset, after a marathon drinking session. Downing Street will be hoping Aiken can keep abreast of the news and spin the Government out of trouble, which means it’s not the last time he will be handling big boobs.”

If you had picked up your copy yesterday you would also have the latest on legendary luncher Lord Strathclyde, how Dave “lost the room” while briefing Tory MPs on 2015 election strategy, and why James Landale caused a stir when he got the news about Andrew Marr. Guido’s column is now online here

Guido's Column in the Daily Star Sunday

In Guido’s Daily Star Sunday column:

  • starThe night the government’s new head of spin had with topless glamour model Jo Guest.
  • We are not all-in-onesies-together. Which politician wears £3,500 suits?
  • Who was the Tory MP who lambasted Cameron over gay marriage?
  • What was the final straw for Strathclyde? How keen is his successor Lord Hill?
  • Where was James Landale when he got the news about Marr? And who was annoyed with him?

All for just £1…

Guido's Column in the Daily Star Sunday

Daily_Star_Weekend_6_1_2013In Guido’s Daily Star Sunday column:

  • Jim Davidson in the Carlton Club
  • Lembit the “bizarre” cloakroom attendant
  • Andrew Mitchell and scowling cops
  • Farage mocks Cameron
  • Francis Urquhart goes to Washington with a Hollywood star
  • “Common Purpose” in Parliament
  • Is Chuka too grand and too vain?

Plus, no Prezza! 

Read Guido’s Daily Star Column

In this week’s Guido column:

  • Daily_Star_SundayFind out why David Cameron told Guido that William Hague should be out in the cold.
  • Find out how union’s 143 year-old shindig has got itself an undeniable £1.4 million deficit.
  • Guido recalls the Christmas party where Ed Miliband was on fire – literally.
  • Austerity has hit Polly Toynbee and she has sold her Italian villa, no more anti-poverty paens penned from the poolside whilst sipping prosecco. What a lot she got – you’ll never guess how much. Unless you buy the Star…

All for just £1..

Prezza, Parties, and Sally on the Sauce Daily Star Sunday Column Now Online

If you had picked up your copy of the Daily Star Sunday yesterday you would already know that:

  • The PM has organised his Lobby drinks to clash with Ed Balls’ long-scheduled shindig. Coincidence? Meanwhile Nick Clegg’s Christmas drinks at Prezza’s old place seemed dull in comparison to George Osborne’s Gangnam Style antics.
  • Sally Bercow is officially back on the sauce, with a potential £50,000 bill due to Lord McAlpine who can blame her?
  • Louise Mensch has taken up weight-lifting, “to give her upper body strength to match the lower body strength she gets from jogging”. Well she needs something to pass the time.

Yesterday’s column is now online here

Read Guido’s Daily Star Column

starIn this week’s Guido column:

  • Who can blame Sally Bercow for being back on the sauce?
  • How are ex-cons Lord Taylor and Lord Hanningfield raking in thousands from the taxpayer still? As for Baroness Uddin…
  • Christmas party season reports for Clegg, Cameron, Osborne and Balls, plus the grandest politician of ’em all: Chuka
  • The gay marriage questions scaring Maria Miller…

All for just 90p..

Guido’s Column in the Daily Star Sunday

Questions answered in this week’s Guido column:

  • Daily_Star_Weekend_9_12_2012Who did @Tom_Watson warn “You’re going to f***king regret that” and why?
  • Which Labour MP is trying to erase his criminal record?
  • Who is most likely to replace Balls as Shadow Chancellor?
  • Euan Blair is conveniently close to a safe Labour seat that has become available.
  • How was Sally disappointed on her tenth wedding anniversary night?

All answered in your 90p Daily Star Sunday…

See Guido’s Column in the Daily Star Sunday

Daily_Star_Weekend_2_12_2012In this week’s column read all about what sent Chris Bryant from being smug with reporters to ranting about them, Harriet Harman’s latest u-turn and how Tory whips are bribing rebel MPs on expenses. Also find out which Tory MP says the PM is disappointing and has fragile prospects of forming a majority (it’s not Nadine!) and see how Gordon Brown marked the first anniversary of the last time he spoke in parliament.

All this and more in today’s Daily Star Sunday, just 90p…

Nadine on Mitchell: “He’s a B*****d!” Daily Star Sunday Column Now Online

Yesterday Guido revealed Nadine Dorries’ stunned response when he broke the news to her that Andrew Mitchell had been on holiday in Antigua while she was in the jungle:

“NADINE Dorries and the foul-mouthed former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell, who lost his old job over pleb-gate, have been having a bit of a verbal tussle over whether or not he gave her permission to have time off for the jungle. Guido broke the news to Nadine when she got out after a week in the camp that Mitchell himself had been on a Caribbean holiday in Antigua during the same week. Her stunned response on learning this after all the grief Mitchell caused her? “He’s a b*****d…””

Guido’s Daily Star Sunday column is now online here

See Guido’s Column in the Daily Star Sunday

Find out what Nadine said when she learnt that while she was in the jungle Andrew Mitchell was on the Caribbean isle of Antigua, and read all about how we are secretly subsidising food and booze for disgraced ex-MPs like Denis MacShane. See evidence of Charlie Whelan still wielding the knife, and find out who will be partying at Number 9 Downing Street tomorrow.

All this in today’s Daily Star Sunday, just 90p.

Sally Sings the Blues and an Apology to Andy Sawford Daily Star Sunday Column Now Online

It’s not all  bad news for Sally Bercow, she’s managed to take some time away from Twitter to let off steam:

SALLY Bercow is rumoured to be disappointed that her husband John has finally put his foot down about her going on any more high-paying reality TV shows. Sally says she is broke and won’t be able to afford legal bills that may result from her ill-judged tweets about Tory multi-millionaire Lord McAlpine. Labour-supporting Sally claims the legal action is “politically motivated”, though that didn’t stop her singing away the blues last Thursday with a group of Tory researchers in Parliament’s Sports and Social Bar.

Guido is never wrong for long, and always endeavours to make clarifications and corrections as soon as possible whenever he makes a mistake. In the spirit of press reform, his apology to Labour’s Andy Sawford was given due prominence yesterday:

GUIDO would like to apologise to Labour’s Andy Sawford, the new MP for Corby. Last month this column suggested he was second-generation Labour aristocracy. He is in fact the third generation of the Sawford family to carry the red flag into elected office. Andy’s father was the MP for the neighbouring seat until 2005 and his great-grandfather was a Labour councillor in the 1930s. How’s that for social mobility?

Elsewhere in the column there was Boris pulling strings for Bond, LibDem spinning cock ups and Prezza’s rather complacent campaigner.

Yesterday’s Daily Star Sunday column is now online

See Guido’s Column in the Daily Star Sunday

See an unapologetic Sally Bercow singing the blues in a Westminster bar, find out why we haven’t heard the last of Prescott and read Guido’s apology to the socially mobile Andy Sawford MP. We’re never wrong for long.

Don’t miss this week’s Daily Star Sunday. Only 90p…

Guido’s Column in the Daily Star Sunday

Also how Denis MacShane’s “red herring” proved what a slippery fish he was, Luciana Berger’s back-firing question, George Galloway’s support for Syrian butcher Bashar al-Assad. 

Just 90p…

Written in the Stars

The award for the most bitter moan of the day goes to archaic socialist rag the Morning Star. The under-pressure daily splashes on the news that Whitehall has stopped taking the paper, with Downing Street recently telling Guido they now take the Daily Star Sunday instead. In true Morning Star style their ‘exposé’ reels off a withering paranoid rant that the evil Tories are trying to silence them, throwing in some pretty tame digs at their  more popular rival for good measure.

More likely Ministers and their minions decided they wants news, not Marxist rants…

Guido’s Column in the Daily Star Sunday

In the column this week:

  • Find out how Andrew Marr judges a successful week.
  • Balls loses the argument and changes his tune.
  • They pretend otherwise but we have proof the Tories are worried about UKIP.
  • Pompey Penny’s whip-round.
  • Chris Bryant is out of touch with Labour voters.

Just 90p in newsagents…

See Guido’s Column in the Daily Star Sunday

CCHQ Rolls Eyes at Lord Ashcroft Daily Star Sunday Column Now Online

If you had picked up your copy of the Daily Star Sunday yesterday you would already have all the latest Tory party conference gossip. Disaffected donor Lord Ashcroft bashed Grant Shapps’ new attack ad as a waste of money last week, but his criticism has left CCHQ scratching their heads. M&C Saatchi did it for free…

Elsewhere find out whether champagne is being quaffed in Birmingham this week, what Boris might have in store for Dave’s birthday surprise and the identity of persona non grata Andrew Mitchell’s new SpAd. Yesterday’s column is now online here

See Guido's Column in the Daily Star Sunday

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