No. 10 Give Up On Lobby Hacks, Ask Public to Submit Questions

27 Apr

Guido’s spent much of this pandemic covering the Lobby’s shoddy performance in covering Coronavirus, and in Saturday’s Guido Talks observed Matt Hancock had taken away the opportunity to ask follow-up questions at the Daily Briefings as No. 10 lose patience with the media’s attempted gotcha attempts. Today the Government has gone further and launched a new […]

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Cummings Returns to Work

14 Apr

Cummings was spotted returning to Downing Street this morning after two weeks of self-isolating after coming down with Coronavirus symptoms. The return of the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor will give the media something else to obsess about&#8230…

Prime Ministerial Line of Succession

8 Apr

Number 10 has revealed that should First Secretary of State Dominic Raab become incapacitated, Chancellor Rishi Sunak would take his place. Should the same happen to Rishi, the each Cabinet position is lined up in order of seniority. Guido brings you the list… First Secretary of State, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab Chancellor of the Exchequer […]

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Prime Ministerial Line of Succession

8 Apr

Number 10 has revealed that should First Secretary of State Dominic Raab become incapacitated, Chancellor Rishi Sunak would take his place. Should the same happen to Rishi, the each Cabinet position is lined up in order of seniority. Guido brings you the list… First Secretary of State, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab Chancellor of the Exchequer […]

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De-Sinofication is Inevitably Coming

3 Apr

The Government has been uncritically using the Chinese Communist Party’s coronavirus data in its presentations for days. The numbers, which come from a regime that has expelled and disappeared journalists who questioned them, appear to show a dramatic leveling off of Coronavirus cases. Information obtained by the CIA, first reported in the Mail on Sunday […]

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People Who Met Nadine Told to Self-Isolate

11 Mar

Nadine Dorries – the health minister who helped draft the government’s anti-Coronavirus legislation – has been diagnosed as the first MP to contract the virus. Whilst it’s bad news for Nadine and her staffer as well as Nadine’s mother who have both shown symptoms, it’s even more worrying for Westminster more widely. Officially there were […]

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Carrie Slams “Total Crap” Shaggy Dog Story from The Times

11 Mar

Carrie has not held back this morning about The Times story from Ben Ellery claiming she wants to rehome Dilyn the dog now the baby is on the way, she tweeted: “What a load of total crap! There has never been a happier, healthier and more loved dog than our Dilyn. 100% bs. The people […]

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Hugh Bennett & Steph Lis Move to Number 10

27 Feb

Our former news editor, Hugh Bennett, has moved across to Number 10, after six months of working as a special adviser to Jacob Rees-Mogg. He will be working for former Vote Leave colleague Oliver Lewis, in Number 10’s EU negotiations unit – guaranteeing that the UK will be in control of its laws, money, borders, […]

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That “Carrie Gave Boris a Black Eye” Rumour

26 Feb

An incredible accusation doing the rounds this morning from BBC journalist Pádraig Belton claiming Boris has not been seen in public for days because a secretly pregnant Carrie gave him a black eye for cheating on her. Explosive if true… While Guido enjoys proffering political rumours, a simple check brings up this photo of Boris […]

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Guido Writes to the Lobby Chairman About Bullying

4 Feb

This is pretty self explanatory: Jason Groves Chairman of the Lobby BY EMAIL 4 February, 2020 Dear Jason, Congratulations on becoming chairman of the Lobby. I am writing to ask you to restrain your colleagues from bullying a member of our reporting team. On January 20, 2020 Christian Calgie was shouted at for a prolonged […]

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Sir Keir’s Media Meddling Mix-Up

4 Feb

Keir Starmer has waded into the briefing row, claiming the practice of smaller briefings for some journalists is “damaging to democracy“.  He has written to the Cabinet Secretary to ask him to investigate, resting his case on the assumption that “David Frost is a civil service appointee.” In fact Frost isn’t a civil servant, he […]

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Lobby Stages Walkout from Number 10 Briefing

3 Feb

Senior Lobby hacks have staged a walkout of a Number 10 briefing this afternoon, in protest at smaller titles not being invited to the extra briefing. A briefing after Boris’ speech took place for all accredited journalists, and this afternoon’s briefing is still set to go ahead as planned… Guido understands that Number 10 invited […]

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Live Stream the ‘People’s Briefings’ from Downing Street

9 Jan

The gentlemen of the Lobby are as thin-skinned and status conscious as a gaggle of gay hairdressers on a night out, currently they are up in arms about Downing Street insisting that their briefings be held at their offices. Usually ebullient Lobby chairman Christopher Hope is complaining that they now have to nip across Parliament […]

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ERG Brokering Brexit Party Stand Down Terms with Downing Street

4 Nov

Guido understands despite Farage’s public offer of an electoral pact being rejected by Boris, behind the scenes the ERG is trying to broker an understanding. Farage told an ERG MP yesterday he would be “looking very closely” at the Tory manifesto, as the pair discussed the ERG’s demands that Boris makes an explicit commitment to […]

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Downing Street Hires Digital Communications Chief from LadBible

9 Sep

Peter Heneghan has joined the Cabinet Office in Downing Street as head of digital communications, he was formerly in a similar role at LADbible and before that Buzzfeed. If anyone should know how to reach that difficult to reach Leave-backing-lads demographic, it is this Irishman. Strictly speaking Heneghan is not a SpAd he is a […]

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