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RSS Guido Fawkes.

  • Saturday Seven Up May 23, 2015
    This week 193,035 visitors visited 590,638 times viewing 1,000,169 pages. The top stories in order of popularity were: The All White, All Oxbridge People’s Party Labour Leader Vote Hijack: Could Rivals ‘Do a Balotelli’? Nats Beasted By Dinosaur Denis Disingenuous […]
    WikiGuido
  • Ivan-o Idea What I Pay My Staff May 22, 2015
    It all went a bit Natalie Bennett for wannabe Tory mayoral candidate Ivan Massow on LBC this evening: When asked why he was calling for a London Living Wage yet paying his staff the minimum wage all Ivan could muster […]
    WikiGuido
  • Dave’s Rainbow Warrior May 22, 2015
    David Cameron’s new policy chief Camilla Cavendish is a former Greenpeace member who believes “mankind’s desperation to chase fossil fuel reserves has led us to the edge of technology and the edge of reason“. Writing in the Sunday […]
    technoguido
  • Energy Minister Totty Watch Continued: Dutch Edition May 22, 2015
    Continuing our current series of saucy energy/environment minsters, Gaia is pleased to introduce Melanie Henriëtte Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus. She may have been named after an exotic ice-cream, but the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment ain’t no soft […]
    technoguido
  • Carmichael Confesses: I Did Leak Sturgeon Memo May 22, 2015
    Ousted ex-LibDem Scotland Secretary Alistair Carmichael has confessed it was him who leaked the infamous Nicola Sturgeon memo claiming she wanted the Tories to win the election. The former Scottish Secretary admits all in a statement: “I had not seen […]
    WikiGuido
  • Friday Caption Contest: Game of Phones Edition May 22, 2015
    Entries in the comments please… Tagged: Caption Contest […]
    WikiGuido
  • Dave Leaves Juncker Hanging May 22, 2015
    The PM is in Latvia for a meeting with EU leaders, where he bumped into his old high-fiving friend Jean-Claude Juncker: At least one of them learnt their lesson from last time… Via Mirror Tagged: EU, Europe,[…]
    WikiGuido
  • Indy Pol Ed Andy Grice Quits May 22, 2015
    Sean O’Grady, managing editor of the Independent, emails staff: “After 17 glorious scoop-filled years, our friend and colleague Andy Grice is to step down as Political Editor of The Independent later in the summer. We all know what an amazing […]
    WikiGuido
  • Guardian Sets Crude Example May 22, 2015
    Saudi Arabia have come out in support of the Guardian’s campaign to keep fossil fuels in the ground: Saudis join Guardian campaign to #keepitintheground @guardianeco http://t.co/XX0CByT9fF— alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) May 22, 2015 The hated, oppressive regime which opposes […]
    technoguido
  • Arise, Sir Eric! May 22, 2015
    He will receive a knighthood for public service as an MP, Secretary of State and in local government, Downing Street announces.[…]
    WikiGuido
  • New No.10 EU Adviser: UK “Could Prosper” After Brexit May 22, 2015
    Downing Street have hired Open Europe director Mats Persson to advise on Europe ahead of the referendum. Yet another EU immigrant taking a British job… Persson is a pragmatist who very much fits with the ‘renegotiate then stay in’ approach. […]
    WikiGuido
  • Labour Rivals and Trade Unionists Briefed Chuka “Whispers” May 22, 2015
    Readers will remember the rumours being pushed by Chuka’s left-wing rivals in the days before he stood aside from the Labour leadership race. The union funded propaganda blog Political Scrapbook even added the words “nudge nudge wink wink” to a […]
    WikiGuido
  • Stella Creasy Questions Dimbleby on Sexuality May 22, 2015
    Stella Creasy made her pitch for the Deputy Leadership last night, but the most memorable moment was her bizarrely questioning poor old David Dimbleby on his sexuality: Creasy: How would you like it if someone treated you like that David?[…]
    technoguido
  • New Select Committee Chair Allocation in Full May 21, 2015
    From: Government Chief Whip Date: 21 May 2015 To: Subject: Allocation of Select Committee Chairs Dear Colleague, Party Leaders have agreed, through Usual Channels, to the following allocation of Select Committee Chairs: Conservatives (14) Culture, Media and Sport Defence[…]
    WikiGuido
  • Ed in Denial May 21, 2015
    Miliband is back and this from the impeccably connected George Eaton suggests he is still not past the denial stage of loss: “having returned from his holiday in Ibiza, I’m told that Miliband has been advising MPs on the lessons […]
    WikiGuido
  • Silvio Berlusconi Joins Instagram May 21, 2015
    So, Silvio Berlusconi has joined the picture sharing social media network Instagram and is uploading pictures of himself with his dogs Dudu, Dudina & Harley: The other recurring theme so far appears to be his 28 year old girlfriend Francesca:[…]
    WikiGuido
  • Green Paedo Ring Rumbled May 21, 2015
    A lengthy investigation has revealed that the Berlin branch of the German Green party was a hotbed of paedophilia in the 80s and 90s, with as many as 1000 minors falling victim to shocking organised child abuse. The investigation was […]
    technoguido
  • Boris Tells Unionised Cabbies: “It’s Called the Free Market” May 21, 2015
    Ever the equal opportunity offender, Boris has evened up his dig at Uber by antagonising black cab drivers. He told a hostile audience of cabbies in the London Assembly public gallery: “You are dealing with a huge economic force which […]
    WikiGuido
  • The Curse of McTernan May 21, 2015
    The scalping of Jim Murphy and the capitulation of Scottish Labour are a cruel addendum to the long and illustrious CV of Labour spinner John McTernan. Such other career achievements of the party’s panglossian media cheerleader should not be overlooked.[…]
    WikiGuido
  • Kendall Goes Full Blairite May 21, 2015
    Liz Kendall’s pitch to the centre ground had the Lobby all aflutter at today’s Press Gallery lunch. Kendall warned that Labour “didn’t lose because of Ed’s personality, we lost because of our politics”, insisting she was as “passionate about […]
    WikiGuido

RSS Bella Caledonia.

  • The Gummy Bear Omnishambles May 24, 2015
    By Mike Small How have things changed in a few short months? Ireland, supposed European cradle of reactionary catholic conservatism has delivered an inspiring celebration of equality – and in a liberatory moment thrown the past out the back window and transformed itself. It seemed like a generational coup d’état. With the #backhometovote tag trending […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Rights on the Margin of Existence May 23, 2015
    Cultural imperialism has become so sedimented into public and private life in Scotland; it goes largely unquestioned.  @IainMacKinnon75 investigates. “It is very encouraging to hear the concept of human rights and the realisation of human rights embedded at the heart of a ministerial speech on land reform.” This was the response from Community Land Scotland’s […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Caledonian Safari May 23, 2015
    Raymond Harris wrote this after hearing that 432 people own 50% of Scotland. You’re only an urban audience, Streets of postcode – lottery free. How can you talk of land reform? Leave that to the landed classes Or those of us that sound like them, Our ‘pied a terres’ and country retreats, Campervan elites, Wellies […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • On SamCam, Mugabe and Rob Roy May 22, 2015
    By Mike Small It’s not exactly a shock to discover that the pathetic Alistair Carmichael was behind the botched French Ambassador leak against Nicola Sturgeon during the general election. It had his big gummy bear thumbprints all over it. But in the context of the scraping deference required as MPs are sworn in – and […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Selling Britain May 22, 2015
    One of the things that’s happened that makes the whole concept of ‘Britain’ untenable is that it’s been sold. Sold off and sold out. So congratulations to James Meek who has won the Orwell prize for books for Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else who has articulated and documented this process beautifully.  Judges praised his “careful […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Outfoxing the Barbarians May 22, 2015
    By Ian Dey Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Vote against repeal of the Hunting Act, and be damned for interfering in English affairs where they do not directly or indirectly affect Scotland. Do not vote, and be damned for failing to oppose the most right-wing Tory Government for decades. The SNP made […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Football Focus May 22, 2015
    By Mike Small Two stories in the Scotsman today are hard to reconcile. In the first newly anointed Dave King announces that (just three years after he witnessed the club being plunged into insolvency under Craig Whyte’s ownership during his first spell as a director), “financially, we are one of the strongest clubs in the […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • True Grid May 21, 2015
    Mike MacKenzie on how a lack of interconnectivity is losing us economic and ecological advantage, and it’s happening for narrow, short-term political reasons. There is a battle being fought across the Highlands and Islands that unfortunately did not get a high enough profile in the General Election campaign. It is a high stakes battle and […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • SNP and the Unions May 19, 2015
    By Bill Ramsay Much of the discourse around the future development of the relationship between the SNP and the Scottish Trade Union movement is being viewed through the lens of Labour’s historical link with the Scottish trade union movement. Indeed this fundamental misunderstanding is not confined to the ranks of the media. Although there is […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Have Free Software licenses Become More Important Than Human Rights? May 18, 2015
    By Mike Edwards The Independent yesterday (16/5/2015) reported that “The British government quietly changed anti-hacking laws to exempt GCHQ and other law enforcement agencies from criminal prosecution, it has been claimed.”1 The Independent’s report goes on to say that “Privacy International launched its challenge [… claiming] that protection provided by warrants signed by a secretary […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor

RSS Wings Over Scotland.

  • On public record May 23, 2015
    Alistair Carmichael on Channel 4 News a few weeks ago: Now at least we know why he was struggling to keep a straight face. Here’s what we now know: 1. A civil servant (still unnamed) in the Scotland Office wrote a memo ostensibly summarising a conversation between himself and the French Consul-General, regarding a meeting between […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The naked liar May 23, 2015
    I was driving along under a lovely London sky yesterday and heard Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s interview on BBC Radio 4’s PM (package starts at 33.26). As it progressed, it became clear that Sturgeon was turning in one of the best political performances on a radio programme ever. I say that as a Labour supporter, albeit […]
    Eric Joyce
  • Taming the lion May 23, 2015
    Chris Cairns
  • In case you’ve been napping May 22, 2015
    …or, like us, out buying Eurovision party snacks: This is a non-trivial matter. The (at the time) Secretary of State for Scotland seems to have just admitted deliberately and knowingly undermining the democratically-elected First Minister. The report may have been sneakily published on the eve of a Bank Holiday weekend, but we suspect this one won’t […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The road of the dodo May 22, 2015
    STV’s Stephen Daisley yesterday penned one of the more thoughtful analyses we’ve seen on the future of Labour, both UK and Scottish varieties, although it’s perhaps a bit heavy on “they should do things that are popular and will make people vote for them” and a bit light on what those things would actually be. […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • On their way May 21, 2015
    Sorry for the wait, readers, but having fancy custom stuff made simply takes time. However, we’re delighted to report that all of the donor perks for our 2015 fundraiser are now in our possession, and will be winging their way out to generous contributors over the next few days. It’s actually still possible to snag […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • Moodievision: The Queen And I May 20, 2015
    Greg Moodie
  • We’ve lost track again May 19, 2015
    So cutting Corporation Tax is back to being a good left-wing thing, yes? You’ll forgive us if we occasionally miss a switch or two, we hope.  
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • McTernan Predicts (slight return) May 18, 2015
    From last November: Another one for the CV, there.
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The outsider May 17, 2015
    Note: we haven’t mocked this up. But jings, readers, it’s hardly any dafter than most of the others.
    Rev. Stuart Campbell

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