Posts Tagged “guido fawkes”

On Sarah Wollaston’s naming and shaming in The Times of “very aggressive male bloggers”

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2014

Blogging is back in the headlines again today. Dr Sarah Wollaston, the feistily independent Conservative MP for Totnes, has hit back at those online critics who denounced her role in the trial of her fellow Tory, Nigel Evans, acquitted this week on all charges of sexual assault and one of rape. In an interview with […]

My 5 favourite Tory Taliban Alternative Queen’s Speech Bills

by Stephen Tall on June 21, 2013

Guido’s got the list of the 42 Bills the fruitcake/loony part of the Tory party are convinced would propel them to victory in 2015. Here are my top 5 personal favourites: The state should have the power to set dress (…)

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Guido the Libertarian? Not so much.

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 2013

Paul Staines’ Guido Fawkes blog is calling for the BBC to self-censor itself by refusing to play the song with a title beloved by juvenile anti-Thatcherites Ding Dong the Witch is Dead from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (the same kind (…)

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Bloggers unite to oppose “botched late-night drafting” that proposes new press/web regulation

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2013

I’m one of 17 signatories (on behalf of LibDemVoice) to a letter published in Saturday’s Guardian, reproduced below, which opposes the “fundamental threat” of the draft legislation approved this week by MPs of all parties which would regulate blogs and other small independent news websites. It’s not often you’ll see us, ConservativeHome, LabourList, Guido Fawkes, […]

Hmmm, Guido – forgotten to declare your interest?

by Stephen Tall on January 12, 2011

It’s rare for Paul Staines, the founder of the Guido Fawkes blog, to express warm and positive views — yet today’s an exception, with the launch of the No2AV campaign’s website winning his plaudits: Promising stuff from the No2AV campaign as their website goes live today, plenty more to come too apparently. Indeed, so excited […]

Cameron TV meltdown hits YouTube

by Stephen Tall on March 25, 2010

Yes, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: David Cameron’s bewildered, stumbling, confused, squirming, befuddled, painful TV interview with broadcaster Martin Popplewell is now available to view on YouTube – over 17,000 people have watched it to date.
LDV highlighted the footage late Tuesday. To give them their due, ConservativeHome didn’t shy away from […]

Daily View 2×2: 21 December 2009

by Stephen Tall on December 21, 2009

Morning, all, and welcome to the 355th day of the year, a date which marks the 21st anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing, and the 47th anniversary of the British decision to buy nuclear missiles from the US. Today is also, you may like to know, the birthday of Thomas Becket, Jane Fonda and Tina Brown.
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Paul Staines: not the Messiah, just a very naughty boy

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2009

A week ago, Damian McBride was still the Prime Minister’s chief media advisor, and LabourList’s Derek Draper was attempting to laugh off as blokeish banter the emails which implicated Number 10 in smears against senior Tories. But, then, we know (…)

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Nick unveils his Plan for Reform on MPs' expenses

by Stephen Tall on April 9, 2009

Earlier today LDV reported on The Times’s splash that Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg would be proposing that MPs should be forced to sell their second homes and return most of the profits to the taxpayer. In fact, his plans (…)

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Blears on blogging: bad timing and bad analysis?

by Stephen Tall on November 6, 2008

Hazel Blears’ speech to the Hansard Society is attracting a fair amount of attention in the blogosphere today, perhaps not surprisingly given the inclusion of this paragraph: This brings me to the role of political bloggers. Perhaps because of the (…)

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