The Maybot Makes TikTok Debut

Boris may have had a tough day at the office, though thankfully Theresa’s come along to remind us what an improvement the current PM is over his predecessor. A TikTok-ing member of the public recently approached May while filming, requesting a photo and asking the former PM for her favourite joke. The Maybot promptly locked up while failing to find any ‘jokes’ on its hard drive. By contrast, Boris was recently approached and asked by a school kid for his favourite flavour slushy, with no such awkwardness…

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Nadine’s Online Safety Bill Rap

Guido was unsure whether DCMS would be able to provide an tangible example of content that is “legal but harmful” before the passage of their Online Safety Bill.

“Is it true it will impact freedom of expression?
No we’ve put in legal protections in the 19th section”

Now we have our answer…

Guido reckons this rap isn’t even Nadine’s best TikTok content…

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Shapps’ TikTok Transport Takeover

If Grant Shapps’ recent efforts are anything to go by, Rishi’s in serious danger of being dethroned as the cabinet king of self-promotion. Co-conspirators will recall Shapps’ series of entertaining short videos promoting various DfT projects – one featuring Michael Portillo – which went down a storm on social media and in Westminster. Now Shapps is doubling down on newfound comedic talents by becoming the latest MP to board the TikTok train. Just this morning, Shapps released another clip promoting the new half-price rail tickets…

Currently Shapps is sitting on nearly 6000 followers, which is still comfortably behind the Tories’ TikTok superstar Dr Luke Evans on 17,600. Both are blown out of the water by app veteran Zarah Sultana though, who’s now on over 305,000. Although unlike Sultana, Shapps and Evans haven’t yet broken Commons rules by recording in the Commons library… 

Guido understands the mind behind Shapps’s hot new content – including the Portillo classic – isn’t Spielberg, Scorsese, or Nolan: it’s his comms SpAd, Neil Tweedie. Sounding out whether Team Rishi are nervous about Shapps’ comms revolution, Guido was told they are enjoying his video output. Admittedly gritted teeth are difficult to convey via WhatsApp…

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Cleverly Joins Streak of Ministerial Security Breaches

It’s been quite the week for ministerial security lapses – yesterday both Ben Wallace and Priti Patel admitted giving access to pranksters posing as the Ukrainian PM, and on Monday Guido revealed Esther McVey had leaked Saj’s personal phone number on Instagram. Now we can add James Cleverly to this line-up.

Two days ago a video appeared on the TikTok account of abzyy.2k, a young boy whose main output consists of “Uber pranks”, i.e. getting into the back of random people’s cars and pretending they thought it was their Uber ride. Despite the unbelievable chances, the sixth instalment of said prank happened to be on none other than James Cleverly who, understandably, struggled to see the funny side of it. What happened to that debate about MP security after Amess’s murder? 

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Shahmir Sanni Accused of Sexist Verbal Abuse Towards Sam Smith Fan

Co-conspirators presumably could have happily gone the rest of their lives without hearing the name ‘Shahmir Sanni’ – fantasist whistleblower – again. Unfortunately Guido’s now going to put an end to the blissful period of silence. Over the weekend a TikTok user uploaded a photo of an innocent attempt to meet singer Sam Smith, only to face an earful of abuse from one of his groupies and have her phone knocked away. The incident has been widely reported, although the name of the ‘attacker’ has thus far remained a mystery…

In a bizarre twist to Shahmir Sanni’s now-non existent career, it was reported in 2020 that the gender-neutral pop star had started dating him. Multiple sources have now noted a remarkable similarity between the TikTok attacker and Shahmir…


A couple of Twitter users have now pointed the finger of blame at Shahmir.

In 2018, Shahmir said of his whistleblowing “It hasn’t been fun. If I had known the consequences, if I had known it would be this bad in terms of the abuse, the vitriol… I probably wouldn’t have come forward.” Looks like the shoe’s now on the other foot…

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Labour MP Deletes Cringey TikTok Dance… Too Late

Yet another MP has jumped on the TikTok bandwagon: this time, it’s Labour MP for Luton North, Sarah Owen. Owen may have a way to go before she catches up to her colleague Zarah Sultana, who’s racked up over 180,000 followers compared to Owen’s 203, although that does allow Sarah to get away with deleting her less successful efforts before anyone really notices. Almost.

A recent video of Owen bopping away in what appears to be her own parliamentary office has mysteriously disappeared from her account page. Which would have been a shame, had Guido not kept the receipts…

Guido can’t imagine why Sarah decide to remove it. After all, the video of her calling Boris “a man with an unwashed ass” is still proudly displayed on her profile…

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