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RSS Guido Fawkes.

  • End of an Era… July 29, 2015
    End of an error, more like… Tagged: Drunk, Freedom to Party, Media Guido, Sleaze, Spin […]
    WikiGuido
  • GMB Union Sue Uber July 29, 2015
    Union heavies GMB are taking legal action against the increasingly popular private driver app Uber, because it doesn’t cap how much money their drivers can earn. They want Uber to force their drivers to take breaks, introduce a maximum number […]
    technoguido
  • Blogging May Be Light… July 29, 2015
    It’s Neo-Guido’s leaving lunch this afternoon. Guido will be drowning his sorrows down the pub later, come buy him a Guinness. Usual place… Tagged: Drunk, Freedom to Party […]
    Neo-Guido
  • Where’s Cleggy? July 29, 2015
    Not only is Nick Clegg missing from Tim Farron’s star-studded top team, the LibDems have forgotten to include their former leader on the list of current MPs on their website: There are only 8 of ’em, you’d have […]
    WikiGuido
  • Clegg Turns Down Farron Job Offer July 29, 2015
    The LibDems have announced their new ‘top’ team. Clearly Nick Clegg is too busy with his speaking engagements: “Nick Clegg was offered a post in Tim’s spokesperson team, but decided after some consideration that he wanted to take a […]
    WikiGuido
  • Owen Jones: Lie-RA July 29, 2015
    Fresh from telling the Sinn Fein summer school to “take inspiration” from the Easter Rising, in which 466 died and 2,217 civilians were wounded, Owen Jones, under criticism on Twitter, claimed to his critics: “I vehemently oppose all IRA violence […]
    WikiGuido
  • Man Sets Up Disco in Operation Stack July 29, 2015
    As Theresa May prepares to chair a Cobra meeting about the crisis in Calais, which has forced police to turn the M20 into a massive lorry park of stranded trucks, one man has responded in the only appropriate way: by […]
    WikiGuido
  • New Private Poll: Corbyn 22 Points Clear July 28, 2015
    The Mirror have got hold of some more private Labour polling: Burnham slips to third place, Corbyn still well out in front… UPDATE:  Kendall camp responds: “So-called “private polls” have no credibility and people should take no notice of them. […]
    WikiGuido
  • Twitter Outrage Bus Crash July 28, 2015
    Social media collectively jumped on the outrage bus after the story of Caroline Starmer, who claimed on Facebook that her baby was snatched from her breast by a Primark security guard. A Twitter mob formed and demanded that the police […]
    technoguido
  • Don’t Miss Anything on Holiday July 28, 2015
    Subscribe – for free – to the Guidogram and every evening you will receive a short, sharp round up of the day’s political news that can be read in less than 5 minutes – 7 days-a-week. Hit the beach this […]
    Guido Fawkes
  • Where Eagle Dares… to Hire Unpaid Interns July 28, 2015
    Here is Angela Eagle slamming unpaid internships during the election campaign: She could not have been clearer about them: “Let me assure you, we will legislate to stop this happening, and everybody – whether it is our own party or […]
    Neo-Guido
  • Cooper and Watson Backer Under Investigation For ‘Undue Spiritual Influence’ July 28, 2015
    Regular readers will remember Guido’s pre-election stories about Labour’s sex segregation rallies, organised in Birmingham by Labour councillor Ansar Ali Khan. The sinister gatherings allegedly involved British Muslims being “ordered“ to vote Labour by religious leaders. […]
    WikiGuido
  • Twitter Employees Jump from Sinking Ship July 28, 2015
    The FT have been rummaging through the LinkedIn profiles of Twitter employees and have discovered that they are abandoning the social media company in droves. Their analysis found that around 450 of Twitter’s 3,900 staff have left in the company […]
    technoguido
  • Corbyn Rally Goes Wild as Speaker Claims UK ‘Not Worth Defending’ July 28, 2015
    At Sunday’s ‘Stand Up For Jeremy Corbyn’ rally in Covent Garden, one of the speakers claimed that Britain “isn’t a country that is worth defending”: Full context for the loony left defenders here: The crowd of Corbynistas erupted into cheers. […]
    Neo-Guido
  • Purple Goes Pink for UKIP Mayoral Race July 28, 2015
    UKIP don’t have a great reputation amongst the gay community after campaigning against marriage equality and even blaming floods on gay sinners. So good news that their Culture Spokesman Peter Whittle is highly likely to be the party’s candidate for […]
    Neo-Guido
  • Will Straw’s Spinning Swingometer July 28, 2015
    Will Straw is one of the editors of a pamphlet from the Fabians – “Never Again” – which basically argues that under Ed Miliband their policy offer was too left-wing. It also boasts that in the seat in […]
    Guido Fawkes
  • Headline of the Day July 28, 2015
    In the Times: See what they did there… Via @holbornlolz Tagged: Media Guido, Times […]
    WikiGuido
  • Corbyn Ally Threatens ‘Street Violence’ If He Loses Leadership Election July 28, 2015
    It’s all kicking off in Venezuela, where President Nicolas Maduro is “promising street violence” if he loses power in the country’s upcoming elections. Charming. Its currency is “entering free fall mode” according to the FT, losing 43% of its value […]
    WikiGuido
  • Lord Sewel Full Statement Text July 28, 2015
    Lord Sewel has this morning contacted the Clerk of the Parliaments indicating his intention to terminate his Membership of the House of Lords with immediate effect. In his correspondence to the Clerk Lord Sewel issued the following statement: “I have […]
    Guido Fawkes
  • Met Police Raid Lord Coke’s Dolphin Square Flat July 27, 2015
    Met have got a warrant to go to Lord Coke's Dolphin Square flat pic.twitter.com/AKWyfAJDE4 — Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) July 27, 2015 Policeman with battering ram at Dolphin Sq as Met investigate Lord Sewel & search property pic.twitter.com/LUw2ihEra4 — Ross Hawkins […]
    Guido Fawkes

RSS Bella Caledonia.

  • Standards and Conduct July 28, 2015
    Collapse, decay and decadence are all around us as the power base of the village of Westminster unravels in howls of fury and joy. Lord Sewell’s exposure is only the very latest in a slew of disastrous scandals and debasement’s as the rotten corpse of British politics lies stinking-out the public realm. As the British […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Douglas Henshall on Media, Film TV and Independence July 28, 2015
    Douglas Henshall discusses his early career, key Scottish film influences, and reflects on the challenges facing film and television production in Scotland as well as personal views on independence.
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • The Lion and the Unicorn July 27, 2015
    Join the Lion and the Unicorn for a fireside chat …
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Reflecting on Generation Yes July 27, 2015
    A newly politicized generation? We continue our series exploring the legacy of the referendum. As young voters worldwide increasingly fail to use their vote, Scotland seems to have bucked the trend and politically mobilized a new generation of active voters keen to have their voice heard. The turning point came from the 2014 Scottish Referendum, […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Cloth caps and Quagmires: Locating the “Centre” July 26, 2015
    Mhairi Black MP was interviewed in ‘The Times’ (25th July). The newspaper chose to refer to the clothes she wore; they had been purchased in ASDA. I was immediately reminded of Keir Hardie’s first appearance in the House of Commons in a cloth-cap, surrounded exclusively by the conventional Top-hats. We thought such references, such an […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • The Corbyn Catastrophe…or The Oblivion of Unity July 25, 2015
    As the British Political Establishment and their Associated Meejah go into full-blown, panic-stricken melt-down mode in a way that we haven’t seen since those few unbelievable days last September when the polls indicated that there might be a Yes vote, I want to indulge in a little Corbyn Crystal Ball gazing of my own. From […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • One fine day… at the Edinburgh Fringe July 25, 2015
    August in Edinburgh can mean only one thing: Fringe. You have one day – how do you spend it? Once upon a time I was the comedy editor of a well-known magazine. As glamorous as it sounds (it wasn’t), nothing quite takes the fun out of comedy like seeing seven shows a day, and analysing […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Songs for Scotland July 24, 2015
    Bella Caledonia: Songs for Scotland the Album is the definitive 2014 indyref compilation album, including folk/pop classics by Dick Gaughan and The Proclaimers; hip hop by Stanley Odd and Loki; and new original composition by Matt Seattle, Allen MacDonald and more. It is the perfect souvenir album of the year 2014, a watershed in our […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • Iceland’s Pirates July 23, 2015
    A slew of recently formed political parties have been topping polls across Europe – think Syriza, think Podemos. Iceland is no exception. Here the Pirate Party’s pitch for data freedom and transparency is proving popular among Iceland’s 300,000-plus population. Polls in May put the Pirates on just under 24 per cent of the vote, almost […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor
  • MoodieVision: Reporting Jockland July 22, 2015
    Series 2 Episode 1 of MoodieVision animation: Reporting Jockland. The follow-up to ‘Greg Moodie Versus The Union’, ‘Greg Moodie’s Election Dissection’ is a compilation of mainly post-referendum cartoons from Bella Caledonia and The National and charts the run-up to the 2015 General Election. This 132-page colour-explosion is a large-format 297 x 297 cm (roughly 12″ […]
    Bella Caledonia Editor

RSS Wings Over Scotland.

  • Stay classy, Scottish Labour July 29, 2015
    You can kind of see why they don’t think Ian Smart is a problem. Previous record-holder: Still, those vile cybernats, eh?
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The abusers and the abused July 29, 2015
    There’s been something of a resurgence recently in pundits bemoaning online abuse and saying “Yes, there are bad apples on both sides but the overwhelming majority of offenders are Yes supporters”. The authors of such articles oddly choose to ignore the only statistical data so far in existence, which shows the opposite: “In a worrying […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • A modest proposition July 28, 2015
    Alert readers can’t have failed to notice the media working itself up into a particularly dopey froth this week over the subject of a second independence referendum. First the press, short of actual news in the political silly season, pumped up Alex Salmond stating the bleeding obvious into some kind of hold-the-front-page revelation. (Salmond has […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • A state of dependence July 28, 2015
    On last night’s surprisingly feisty Scottish Labour leadership debate, one thing the two candidates firmly agreed on was that Scottish Labour should NOT become a fully autonomous party able to form its own policies. So it probably won’t come as any great shock to find that they’re both out of step with public opinion. In […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The unconvinced July 27, 2015
    With David Mundell and Ian Murray both having appeared on today’s “Good Morning Scotland” singing the praises of the wonderful Scotland Bill and how it would deliver all a nation could ever dream of, it seems a good time to publish the results of our recent Panelbase poll on the subject. The nation, it seems, […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • That right-wing British public July 27, 2015
    You can see why Labour want to give up.
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • The English SNP July 26, 2015
    Alert readers may recall a few weeks ago, when this was a thing: The SNP standing for seats in England, of course, is an idea that’s been put forward before by some of the nation’s sharper and more insightful political commentators, but the party has for obvious and understandable reasons shown no inclination thus far […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • A little bit of history July 25, 2015
    These pages from the 14 March 1998 issue of NME (just 10 months after the election of Tony Blair’s first Labour government) are a fascinating historical document. They needed saving. So we found them and we saved them. [EDIT 26 July: PDF now available here.]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell
  • We’ll leave the red flag lying here July 25, 2015
    Chris Cairns
  • The unpayable ransom July 24, 2015
    Alert readers may have noticed something of a glut of articles in the press recently by right-wing commentators angrily challenging the SNP to prove its left-wing credentials if and when the new Scotland Bill ever becomes law and grants Holyrood more powers over taxation, some minor aspects of welfare and – of course – road signs. […]
    Rev. Stuart Campbell

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