Category Archives: The Political Weblog Movement

Let’s probe some padded expenses!

Paul Staines (aka ‘Guido Fawkes) – Sunday Sleaze Special : Tom Watson: Last year Watson pocketed his £60,000 salary and his parliamentary expenses amounted to £150,000-plus – bringing his total package to £211,000 – making him the 73rd highest claiming … Continue reading

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Neil Clark: how to waste public money by trying to keep your personal mistakes private

Via Richard Bartholomew (

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OMFG! EXCLUSIVE!!: New Idea blows Prince Harry’s cover while Matt Drudge claims the exclusive and compounds the error

By now you’re all aware that Prince Harry has been fighting in Afghanistan (gunning down other human beings in much the same way that most normal people do) and that there was an agreement for it not be reported by … Continue reading

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Joseph Obi and bits and bobs

Yesterday (27 Feb), Joseph Chikelue Obi uploaded these nude(!) photos of himself on Flickr [sfw], presenting them as a slide show via one of his many, many domain names. One can only assume that this is part of the PR … Continue reading

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Thought Crime night at the Manifesto Club

Via Poons and Justin: Paul Staines (aka ‘Guido Fawkes’) will be speaking at the Manifesto Club tonight as ‘a supporter of free speech’. I had a question about an outgoing fella with a colourful past who lived and worked in … Continue reading

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Paul Staines: And we’re done.

It’s 4pm. And we’re done. [This post will get bigger in a bit.] UPDATE (4:30pm) Paul Staines (aka ‘Guido Fawkes’) was told to put up or shut up… and he chose the latter option. Didn’t stop Dizzy from trying to … Continue reading

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Paul Staines: let’s play ball!

OK, here we are for the second half. Please keep in mind that it may be much shorter than the first…. 1. Paul Staines used the servers of MessageSpace to host copyrighted material that he had no legal right to. … Continue reading

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Please stand by

Half-time is over and we’re about to enter the second half… here’s your warm-up exercise: Via Poons; Twenty-Five Ways To Suppress Truth: The Rules of Disinformation.

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A poor show from the Guardian

As I noted on Thursday, yes, there was some hostility in the many, many responses to the first and only entry in Max Gogerty’s short-lived travel blog for the Guardian… but reading Andy Pietrasik’s response and this editorial follow-up from … Continue reading

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Guardian readers display a lack of interest… and not a little hostility

Max, 19, hits the road. Web users, of varied age, hit Max. (via) Check the comments. It’s his first day out and it’s all over. UPDATE (18 Feb) – Get your Monday-morning update, people.

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