Caller Interrupts BBC Presenter to Defend Boris’ NHS

15 Nov

When the BBC’s Rachel Burden asked Boris if he felt “any sense of shame that the NHS has been brought to its knees by years of Conservative government”, she probably wasn’t expecting the caller – who prompted the NHS discussion – to interrupt, praising how well she had been treated by the service, under Conservative […]

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FT New Editor Announcement

12 Nov

Lionel Barber and Roula Khalaf arrive on editorial floor this morning <Succession theme fade out> pic.twitter.com/PzYvzsTPUn — Janine Gibson (@janinegibson) November 12, 2019 Dear colleagues, The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Roula Khalaf as editor. She succeeds Lionel Barber, who has held the position since 2005 and will step down at the beginning […]

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We’re Hiring

11 Nov

In what is a new speed record for the Guido Fawkes School of Applied Journalism, after just 2 weeks here The Sun has poached Steven Edginton to beef up their video output. We wish Steven well, they must have made him an offer he could not refuse to entice him to break his contract. We […]

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Former Economist Editor Lambasts Bagehot Columnist

8 Nov

Guido has been chronicling the decline of The Economist and in particular the once revered Bagehot column for some time. This week’s copy has a letter to the editor from a former editor-in-chief of The Economist, Andrew Knight and Charles Moore, the biographer of Margaret Thatcher. It is a a corker on the subject of […]

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Laura Kuensberg Tries Explaining Shitposting

8 Nov

The BBC’s flagship BrexitElectioncast podcast turned its attention to online media strategy last night, bringing the term ‘shitposting’ into British households. As ever, they’re well behind Guido on this… Referring to CCHQ’s deliberately poor Twitter graphics, Laura K explained “There’s also this thing called [shit]-posting, where… political parties or campaign groups make an advert that looks really […]

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Oh Kay: Burley Empty Chairs Cleverly When He Wasn’t Booked For Her Show

6 Nov

Kay Burley ’empty chaired’ James Cleverly this morning and the video is doing the rounds on social media, with almost 200,000 views it has been – shared by left-wing figures and Labour activists like Owen Jones. The only problem is Cleverly wasn’t booked to come on her show… Cleverly had been scheduled to appear on […]

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Trump: Corbyn “Would be so Bad for Your Country”

31 Oct

World Exclusive: President @realDonaldTrump told @Nigel_Farage, Corbyn “would be so bad for your country, he’d take you into such bad places” #TrumpOnLBC pic.twitter.com/bbECEYbYSC — LBC (@LBC) October 31, 2019 Impressive get for Nigel and LBC. The Brexit Party leader has an exclusive 30-minute interview with the US president tonight at 6:00 pm. Surely worth a […]

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Twitter Bans Political Advertising

30 Oct

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announces worldwide ban on political advertising: We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…🧵 — jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) October 30, 2019 “A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account […]

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Brexit Voters Told Not To Apply for ‘Grand Tour’ Job

29 Oct

Brexit Voters were told to not apply for a job as Associate Producer for Amazon’s Top Gear knock off The Grand Tour. The ad, posted by producer Katie Waple, appeared in an exclusive Facebook group called ‘People who work in TV who know people who work in TV’. The group is only open to people […]

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Sky News’ ‘GP’ Is Actually Labour Activist

25 Oct

This afternoon, Sky News prominently featured someone billed as a ‘GP’ to discuss the drop in MMR vaccinations. In fact, Dr Sonia Adesara is a prominent Labour activist – something Sky failed to mention… It didn’t take long for her to start criticising the Government, repeatedly accusing them of “putting children at risk”. In reality, […]

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Peter Oborne Fired By Daily Mail

25 Oct

Guido understands from a Daily Mail source that Peter Oborne‘s services as a columnist are no longer required. Oborne has been rampaging around broadcast studios for the last few days railing at the corruption of the Lobby and their “Downing Street sources”. His targets of attack included the political journalists of the Daily Mail and […]

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Spinning Politicians: Trade Body Condemns Davidson Hire, Condones Lord Myners

24 Oct

The hiring of Ruth Davidson by Tulchan Communications has been condemned by Francis Ingham, Director General, of the trade body PRCA “It is simply wrong for lobbying agencies to employ legislators. The possible conflict of interest in doing so is clear, and damages the reputation of both our industry, and of the political process. PRCA […]

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Peter Oborne Attacks Amol Rajan on His Show

24 Oct

Yesterday Peter Oborne continued his onslaught on the Lobby’s tendency to relay anonymous “Downing Street sources” and how it shapes there commentary. His campaign is working as hacks are noticeably straining to avoid using the “Downing Street source” phrase in their reports. Oborne went on Radio 2 with Amol Rajan yesterday. It got quite tasty, […]

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Top ERG Strategist Christopher Montgomery Leaves Group to Co-Edit New Magazine Full Time

24 Oct

ERG spartan strategist supremo Christopher Montgomery is leaving the group after three years to co-edit a new monthly print magazine called The Critic, which launches next week. Montgomery, who was previously Chief of Staff to the DUP, will be co-editing the new magazine pitched at the thinking right with Michael Mosbacher, who was until recently […]

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Marr ‘Accepts He Was Wrong’ over Priti Laugh Lie

23 Oct

The BBC have finally apologised to Priti Patel for falsely accusing her of laughing at warnings over a No Deal Brexit. In a statement responding to 222 written complaints, the corporation said that Marr “accepts this was in fact [Priti’s] natural expression”.  Read the statement in full here… “Guests who appear on the Andrew Marr […]

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Downing Street Sources Temporarily Silenced

23 Oct

Yesterday Peter Oborne published a characteristic scream of pain at the over-use of “Downing Street sources” by Lobby hacks. He argued that the quoting of unnamed sources facilitates lying and makes the hacks the delivery mechanism for fake news. It is noticeable that of late tweeting Lobby hacks repeat anonymous threats from Downing Street sources […]

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Owen Bennett Fired Over #MeToo Scandal

17 Oct

Owen Bennett – the recently hired Whitehall editor at The Telegraph – has been fired, after executives at the newspaper discovered he had lied about the circumstances in which he had left his previous position at the Huffington Post. Owen, who publicly presents himself as a feminist and sexual equality advocate, has a less public reputation […]

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Government Repeals the Porn Laws

16 Oct

In good news for online voyeurs, the new Government has announced it will not press ahead with Theresa May’s planned porn laws, legislation that would have brought in draconian restrictions on what websites people can freely access. In a written statement today, DCMS Secretary Nicky Morgan said: “The government has concluded that this objective of […]

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Tom Newton Dunn’s “Tory Split” Fake News Explosion

16 Oct

The Remain supporting commentariat became overwhelmed with excitement late last night off the back of a report from The Sun‘s Tom Newton Dunn, claiming Brexit grandees IDS and Owen Paterson had created a “big split”, branding Boris’ deal “unacceptable” and ‘exploding’ at Number 10 officials. It could have been a big moment, if it were […]

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Tortoise Traffic Bombing

15 Oct

Media grand panjandrum, James Harding, was just on Politics Live lauding the merits of Tortoise Media and the untapped demand for slow news. Despite all their millions raised, wall-to-wall coverage in the broadsheets, and endless boosting from the BBC, “Centrist Dad Media” is not winning readers. According to analytics data from SimilarWeb their visitor numbers barely a […]

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Marr Falsely Attacks Patel for Laughing at Industry Warning

13 Oct

Interviewing Priti Patel this morning, Andrew Marr began reading out a letter sent from major industry players to the Government on a potential no-deal Brexit. Whilst reading the letter out, Marr looked up and accused Patel of ‘laughing’ – even though she clearly was not.  Immediately Twitter jumped on the clip, attacking the Home Secretary […]

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Pundits Were Certain Boris Wouldn’t Get a Renegotiation

11 Oct

The state of Brexit negotiations still remains unclear, with only slivers of information leaking to the press, however what does now look certain is Boris has forced the EU to prise open the Withdrawal Agreement and renegotiate – the precise thing we were told by anti-Brexit pundits and MPs was under no circumstances going to […]

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Adam Claims Sky Views Not An Opinion Piece

10 Oct

Thus is a misrepresentation @GuidoFawkes in a long and detailed article @BethRigby examines the options of the various political factions on #Brexit. She uses the word “should” in the sense of what the rebel alliance should be doing to pursue their goals. https://t.co/vmlfS5LMXZ — Adam Boulton (@adamboultonSKY) October 9, 2019 Adam Boulton is loyally defending […]

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