CCHQ get immensely annoyed when stories leaked from Millbank appear on this blog. Before Christmas George Osborne told a staff briefing that they may enjoy “ten minutes of fame” but leaks (and he named Guido in particular) could blow the whole election campaign. Guido took that as a compliment.
The minor revelation on this blog that ballot papers will not have “David Cameron’s Conservatives” on them, a much mooted and trialled idea, has resulted in chief whip Patrick McLoughlin wading in. At the Ashcroft / Cameron Tory PPC get-together this weekend the Chief Whip took the stage. He displayed the story on an overhead projector during a talk about loyalty. They’ll have to try harder than that to silence Guido, several PPCs got in touch to laugh about it…
Guido always protects his sources. The proof: when Downing Street threatened a security investigation, they got nothing. Injunctions get filed in the bin, Court Orders get flouted, mole hunts end up in a hole. To quote Rick Astley, Guido is “never gonna give you up.”
The Chinese don’t arrest whistleblowers, they treat them. An idea for Jacqui?
You make this blog happen. Sources are anonymous (unless you want credit).
With a better track record than some pundits, Guido looks into his crystal ball;
Guido fully expects to be right on the majority of his predictions…