Breaking Stateside: FOX NEWS CHANNEL SIGNS FORMER UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY LEADER NIGEL FARAGE TO CONTRIBUTOR ROLE NEW YORK — JANUARY 20, 2017— FOX News Channel (FNC) has signed former United Kingdom Independence Party Leader (UKIP) Nigel Farage as a contributor. In this role, he will offer political analysis across FNC and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime […]
On Wednesday Guido revealed Paul Nuttall was minded to run in the Stoke by-election, today his team confirm he’s thrown his hat in. He will almost certainly be confirmed as UKIP’s candidate tomorrow morning. Big call, and the news Labour didn’t want… The post CONFIRMED: Nuttall Running in Stoke appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
George Osborne drops the news he’s taking a job at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, 17 minutes before Trump’s inauguration kicks off. He will be joining his old aide Rupert Harrison and keeping his part-time role as MP for Tatton. Gotta commend him on his timing and spin: “BlackRock wants better outcomes for pensioners and […]
Labour have made much of their Copeland candidate Gill Troughton’s NHS links, billing her as a doctor and surgeon. Well, sort of. According to her LinkedIn profile Troughton was a junior doctor at Kent and Canturbury Hospital for eight months in 1991, then a junior surgical doctor at Frimley Park Hospital for another seven months until February 1992. […]
Date confirmed: the by-elections in both Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent will be held on 23 February. Expect the Tories to go big in Copeland and UKIP to push hard in Stoke… The post Copeland and Stoke By-Elections February 23rd appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
The highlight from last night’s Trump inauguration concert: the legendary singer-songwriter Toby Keith performing his classic “Red, White and Blue”. “We’ll put a boot in your ass, it’s the American way…” The post Trump Inauguration Concert Star Toby Keith appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
Labour Copeland candidate Gill Troughton’s son clearly not bothered that his mum follows him on Twitter. Lad. The post Labour Copeland Candidate’s Son is Massive Banter Lad appeared first on Guido Fawkes.
The National Audit Office has ripped into the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for blowing £168 million on two carbon capture technology competitions which the Treasury deemed to be too expensive if there was to be any chance of getting plants built in the UK in the coming years. A Department for Business, […]
Labour have selected an arch-Remainer as their candidate in the Leave stronghold of Copeland. Gillian Troughton, who beat the Corbynista contender Rachel Holliday last night, campaigned strongly to Remain in the EU and publicly supports Gina Miller’s attempt to frustrate Article 50 through the courts. She has promoted social media posts calling for the referendum result to be […]
Guardian editor Kath Viner emails staff: “I’m writing to let you know that, following a period of unpaid leave from Guardian News & Media, Seumas Milne has decided to continue in his role as the Labour party’s strategy and communications director, and is leaving the staff of the Guardian. I would like to thank Seumas […]
Jeremy Corbyn is facing a Shadow Cabinet split after imposing a three line whip on his MPs to back the triggering of Article 50. Several shadow ministers have previously committed to voting against Article 50 – Shadow Cabinet minister Dawn Butler has said: “I will reflect the decision of my constituents which was to vote Remain”, Shadow Foreign […]
A candidate in the Momentum elections has quit after Guido discovered he used to run a ‘revenge porn’ site posting leaked Snapchat photos. Yesterday Guido contacted Joshua Brandwood asking him if he still stood by his decision in 2013 to publish a series of private photos which had been screenshotted by users of the Snapchat […]
Unite went on the attack yesterday over employment practices in hotels and restaurants, slamming chef Michel Roux for including service charges added to bills in his revenue. On the subject of workers’ rights in the hospitality industry, worth remembering Unite boss Len McCluskey was caught enjoying himself at the £1,200 a night Hotel de Paris in […]
George Osborne has turned heads with his suit, jumper and trainers combo at Davos this week, complete with a white sole trendy some time in early 2016. He’s with Amal Clooney, fighting injustice in a Chanel haute couture ivory dress on sale at £9,875, styled with a pair of Paul Andrew “Escarpins en daim”, which retail at […]
A top Corbynista standing for election as a regional chair of Momentum is a former glamour photographer who took thousands of sexy snaps and recommended models with “perfect body statistics“. An hour-long video shows Southend Labour spokesman Mike Fieldhouse posing-up sultry models clad in stockings, corsets and thigh-high leather boots. During his instructional film Glamour Photography Masterclass With Mike Fieldhouse, the […]
Tim Montgomerie’s column for today’s Times is his last. Montie says he’s off to set up a new project after nearly four years at the paper, good luck to him. MediaGuido understands he will be replaced by Iain Martin, another sensible Brexiteer whose Reaction website has published some of the more thoughtful Brexit-related punditry. Iain […]
As we shudder towards some kid of American Weimar we have three ideas about how to respond to and understand the Trump phenomenon. The Narcissist Self It’s important (but difficult) not to get caught in the hypnotic headlights of the Trump spectacle. He is just one man, if indeed rich, absurd grotesque and powerful. […]
“Listen to the speeches and the corridor conversations in Davos and it is hard to avoid the impression that the west — as a political concept — is on the point of collapse.” – from a Financial Times report at the World Economic Forum. In a year of unlikely heroes, think Fraser Nelson’s Spartacus moment […]
John McLeod reflects on emotion in political writing and how we should respond to what Nicholas Boyle has described as a crisis in English identity and a ‘collective mental breakdown”. Day-to-day coverage of politics is largely restricted to what is happening now. Reactions to a speech or to a report that has been published. Even […]
A low-tax, low-standards economy will jeopardise generations of progress writes Laurie MacFarlane. Chancellor Philip Hammond has warned that the UK may be forced to change its economic model if it is locked out of the single market after Brexit, sparking fears that the government sees the UK’s future as “the tax haven of Europe”. Meanwhile, […]
Remember when Scottish nationalists were laughed at for their crude historical references, and the very idea of self-determination was mocked as surely just a stepping-stone to Blood and Soil nationalism, itself only a nudge away from full-blown fascism? Do you remember how Better Together and a host of Unionist Fifth Columnists reveled in the Braveheart […]
On the day when Spain’s largest circulation newspaper – El Pais – accuses Theresa May of ‘shameful, xenophobic nationalism’ – and German politician Michael Fuchs said the Conservatives plan was “not possible” because “you can’t eat a cake without paying for it”, we gathered some responses from Scotland and beyond… Guy Verhofstadt, a former Prime Minister […]
Pat Kane on the crippling irony of England’s Dreaming. Such a strange spectacle yesterday. As May invoked “sovereignty”, “national self-determination”, “negotiating positions”, I wondered how Salmond felt listening to this. A Scottish indy in 2014 would have had to deploy the same blend of abstract principle and gamesmanship. So, to some extent, the underlying mechanics […]
We’ve swapped ‘Great’ for ‘Global’ in a manifesto of English imperialism argues Anthony Barnett. Theresa May’s historic speech at Lancaster House will go down as one of the last manifestoes of English imperialism and perhaps its final call. The latter depends on the response of the other European powers as well as Scotland and whether […]
Richard Walker’s presentation to the SIC Build Yes conference is a challenging argument that many readers may struggle with. His idea is that we as a movement need to change the way we are doing things – or face losing again. Here’s an extract. You can read the full speech over at Commonspace here: “We need to […]
It’s morning in America, readers. Judge Dredd: Origins was published in 2006, although in fact the basic story of how Bad Bob Booth became the last President of the USA and what he did next was established right back at the 1970s beginnings of Dredd’s parent comic 2000AD. We actually have a theory that it’s […]
Alert readers may recall as far back as July of last year, when we highlighted an odd thing that Scottish Labour branch manager Kezia Dugdale had started saying. Regardless of the fact that it was total hooey, Dugdale repeated it every chance she got, and the inevitable Scottish-media consequences have duly followed. If Unionist politicians […]
You very rarely get useful stats about online newspaper readership, so we were quite intrigued by this snippet on tonight’s BBC2 Scotland documentary “Paper Thistle”, about the 200th anniversary of The Scotsman. We don’t know what the numbers are or how brief the period was, but Wings’ average traffic is higher now than it was […]
It’s a well-known fact, of course, that 87% of all statistics are made up. But as this site regularly observes, if you’re the Scottish opposition and media there’s no need to invent fake ones when you can twist the real ones to present an image completely at odds with the reality. The Sunday Times today has […]
While normally the Unionist media deploys the ever-reliable blunt sledgehammer in its tireless war against Scotland controlling its own affairs, it’s also occasionally capable of more subtlety, slipping in a sneaky stiletto of a lie in passing. Take this piece from today’s Mail On Sunday: The thing is, that’s not how currency reserves work. There […]
As we’ve always understood it, readers, the definition of “news” is supposed to be “a new thing which has happened that people didn’t previously know about”. Evidently the rules have changed since we were young cub reporters. 21 January 2015 (Ruth Davidson) 27 April 2016 (Kezia Dugdale) 6 May 2016 (Ruth Davidson) 17 May 2016 […]
We’ve never been all that convinced by the political strategy of parties angrily pointing out their rivals have supposedly broken their manifesto promises once in government. After all, since by definition the complaining party was very probably opposed to the policies in question, shouldn’t they be delighted if they haven’t been enacted? (It’s different, of course, in […]