Media Movements: James Lyons to Sunday Times

By Guido Fawkes First day at school: — Media Guido (@MediaGuido) September 1, 2014 Congratulations to the Mirror’s James Lyons, who has landed the Deputy Political Editor gig at the Sunday Times. Lyons is hardly short of a few bob having married into the multi-millionairess Margaret Hodge’s family dynasty. Still, nice little earner… Tagged: […]

WATCH: Balls Benefit Backtrack Leaves Reeves Baffled

By WikiGuido If you want to see how well-costed and prepared Labour were for Ed Balls’ child benefit announcement earlier, watch Rachel Reeves try to explain the numbers on the Daily Politics. Labour says it will save £400 billion, the Treasury say £120 billon. Reeves on the other hand reckons it will save ‘several billion’. […]

Constitutional Reform: Another Tory Job for the Boys

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By Neo-Guido Len McClusky attacked the ‘posh boys’ deciding the country’s future in a country house today and it turns out he wasn’t far off. ConservativeHome have the list of the Chequers constitutional lunch: Guto Bebb Nigel Evans Dominic Grieve Mark Hoban Bernard Jenkin Andrew Jones Marcus Jones Andrew Lansley Peter Lilley Bob Neill John […]

#EverydaySexism Rife at Labour Conference

By WikiGuido Everyday sexism is rife at Labour conference. Tom Watson waddled off yesterday after describing a bacon butty bearing babe as a “Sun model”: The man from The Sun who tried to snap me with a Sun model giving away free bacon butties. #Lab14 dodged it. — tom_watson (@tom_watson) September 21, 2014 A […]

Balls Can Spin, But Labour Numbers Don’t Lie

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By WikiGuido As Ed Balls takes to the stage to try and pretend that his party has an economic credibility, the facts just do not fit the rhetoric. Only four per cent of candidates standing for Labour at the next election think Gordon Brown’s government spent too much money. Even after he left the country […]

Quote of the Day

By Neo-Guido Eddie Izzard, in his thirteenth year involved in politics, says he’s not cursed because it took Sir Alex Ferguson “seven years to win the premiership so it doesn’t really matter.” Visit Site

Labour Accidentally Replace Douglas Alexander

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By Neo-Guido An unfortunate typo, or a taste of things to come? Douglas Alexander has already been replaced by Vernon Coaker as Labour’s Election Strategy chief on the official conference app. Perfect timing when the knives are already out for the serial election loser, fighting to save his job. As one Labour source laments to […]

Read Guido’s Column in the Sun on Sunday Online

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By WikiGuido Only 4% of Labour candidates think the last government overspent, says a ComRes poll for the Sunday Politics revealed in Guido’s Sun on Sunday column. Don’t miss out on: Balls really should keep his Trapp shut Eddie Izzard is helping Ed Miliband make his speeches funnier, he tells Guido a cracker Aberdein in […]

Come to TechCentral in Manchester at Labour Conference

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By Guido Fawkes Sponsored post. The UK political party conferences have seen health hotels and transport hubs; now it is time for TechCentral. An initiative from the teams behind MessageSpace and Big Brother Watch, TechCentral is putting technology and digital policy firmly on the party conference agenda for the first time. With key players in […]

Quote of the Day

By Guido Fawkes YouGov’s Peter Kellner on referendum polling… “Yeah, our figures swung around like a Glaswegian drunk who just discovered crack. But, hey, that’s Scotland.” Visit Site

Saturday Seven Up

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By WikiGuido This week 114,496 visitors visited 351,463 times viewing 608,048 pages. The top stories in order of popularity were: EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Margaret Hodge Hits Biker, Again Kay Burley’s “Bit of a Knob” Referendum Moment Journalists are Not Above Criticism Currency Options for a Free Scotland Angry Crowd Throw an MP in the Bin No […]

Smoked Salmond: First Minister Quits

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By WikiGuido “I believe that in this new exciting situation, redolent with possibility, Party, Parliament and country would benefit from new leadership. Therefore I have told the National Secretary of the SNP that I will not accept nomination to be a candidate for leader at the Annual Conference. After the membership ballot I will stand […]

Loverson Lawyer Sherborne Off Mitchell Case

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By WikiGuido Andrew Mitchell is no longer employing the services of his celebrity barrister David Sherborne. Sherborne, who hit the headlines over his romantic Greek holiday with a fellow Leveson lawyer, had previously been punished by High Court judge Master Victoria McCloud for a bizarre legal screw up in which he failed to submit paperwork […]

Quote of the Day

By WikiGuido Diane Abbott on the Daily Politics: “Labour MPs will unite behind Ed Miliband, once we find out what our policies are.” Tagged: Diane Abbott, Quote of the Day Visit Site

LibDems Bury Hancock Resignation News at Midnight

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By WikiGuido A nice touch from LibDem spinners to announce Mike Hancock’s resignation at midnight while the nation’s journalists were looking elsewhere, especially since he handed in his letter several days ago. Guido cannot imagine why they wanted to bury the news about their MP who had confessed to inappropriate sexual behaviour with a mentally […]

Denham Sticks Boot Into Miliband Over Devolution Fudge

By WikiGuido Miliband mentioned the word “change” over a dozen times in his referendum result response this morning, but said nothing about English votes for English laws. Writing on his personal blog today, John Denham has some strong words for the Labour leader: “English Labour needs its own voice in this process, unrestrained by Labour […]

No 55%, Yes 45%

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By WikiGuido I’ve just spoken to Alex Salmond, congratulating him on a hard-fought campaign. I’m delighted the SNP will join talks on further devolution. — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) September 19, 2014 Let’s not dwell on the distance we’ve fallen short – let us dwell on the distance we have travelled — Alex Salmond (@AlexSalmond) September […]

Lammy Accidentally Plugs London Mayor Rival’s Campaign

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By WikiGuido Poor old David Lammy. Tottenham’s political mastermind is busy drumming up support for his London mayoral run, having been the first Labour candidate to formally declare. Today Lammy tried to tweet a link to his snazzy new website on how he would tackle housing problems in London: Instead, he tweeted a link […]

Top Tories Vow to Fight Cash for Scots

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By WikiGuido Rail minister Claire Perry has become the highest profile Tory to threaten to scrap the £1,500-a-head subsidy English taxpayers pay to Scots, even in the event of a No vote. Perry says: “Cool, calm analysis, not promises of financial party bags to appease Mr Salmond, are what is needed from tomorrow and onwards. […]

Not Like MPs to Turn Down a Freebie

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By WikiGuido Such is the generosity of News UK, successor to News International, that they have kindly delivered life-saving mobile phone battery packs to MPs free of charge. All you have to do to recharge while on the go is plug the pack into your phone: How cynical of some MPs too paranoid to plug […]

Meanwhile, in Clacton…

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By WikiGuido UKIP’s by-election headquarters have come up with a novel way to motivate their men and women on the ground. Awarded to “the most heroic volunteers” at the end of each day is: The arch-voice of the Tory left providing Carswell’s troops with their ammo and their inspiration… Tagged: Media Guido, Tories, UKIP Visit […]

Björk Backs Yes

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By Guido Fawkes s c o t l a n d ! declare independence! — björk (@bjork) September 17, 2014 The lyrics call for a new flag, new currency and protection of indigenous languages and to ignore the patronising. Funking for freedom… Tagged: Freedom for Scotland, GuyNews.TV Visit Site

Andy Murray Endorses Yes During Media Blackout

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By Neo-Guido Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally swayed my view on it. excited to see the outcome. lets do this! — Andy Murray (@andy_murray) September 18, 2014 Andy Murray has declared he’s for Yes just hours before the polls open. Crucially though, by tweeting his support in the […]

YouGov/Sun: No 52%, Yes 48% Survation/Record: No 53%, Yes 47%

By WikiGuido EXCL: Britain will hold together – but only just, YouGov/Sun poll on #indyref tonight predicts; No 52%, Yes 48% (1/5) — Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) September 17, 2014 Final Survation #indyref poll puts No 53% Yes 47% All fieldwork carried out over phone in last 24 hours. — David Clegg (@davieclegg) […]

Taiwan Backs Scottish Freedom

By WikiGuido Those crazy Taiwanese video guys have made another video, this time giving us the latest news from Scotland: “We here in Tawian understand that no amount of false promises are enough to sate the people’s desire for FREEDUM!” Tagged: Freedom for Scotland, GuyNews.TV Visit Site

Good Day to Bury Bad Poos

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By WikiGuido If Guido were to com-pile a list of really sh*t press releases dumped out by the government, this would probably come in at number two. Apparently: “Thousands of people every year will be asked by their GP or other healthcare professional to give a stool (poo) sample for testing. A lot of people […]

Hodge Confesses: “I Made a Mistake”

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By WikiGuido Margaret Hodge has spoken about her car smash this morning: “This morning driving into work in busy traffic I made a mistake and collided with a man driving a motorcycle. I immediately asked a passerby by to ring an ambulance… Fortunately, the driver was fine and the motorcycle suffered minimal damage.” Playing it […]

Scottish Sun’s Endorsement

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By Guido Fawkes Good evening from everyone at The Scottish Sun. Here is tomorrow’s front page. #indyref — The Scottish Sun (@ScottishSun) September 16, 2014 The full leader is here. Tagged: Freedom for Scotland, Media Guido, Sun Visit Site

Dacre Takes The Telegraph

By WikiGuido Spotted at No.10 today: Paul Dacre Editor of the Daily Mail arriving at No10 this lunchtime could Scotland be on the menu YES YES YES !! — Political Pictures (@PoliticalPics) September 16, 2014 Eagle-eyed snapper Steve Back got the scoop: the Daily Mail editor takes Her Majesty’s Telegraph. Looking into Paul Dacres […]

Broon’s Bro Brings Big Backing for Better Together

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By Neo-Guido It is reported this afternoon that Big Six energy bad boys EDF have come out against Scottish Freedom: “EDF Energy has warned that Scottish independence would herald massive uncertainty for the energy sector, accusing Alex Salmond of failing to answer a series of fundamental questions over issues such as nuclear waste. In a […]

No Campaign’s Lidl Lies

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By Guido Fawkes The No Campaign have found a few unionist supermarket bosses to make supportive outlandish claims; Andy Clarke, president and CEO of Asda said “If we were no longer to operate in one state with one market and – broadly – one set of rules, our business model would inevitably become more complex. […]

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