Hain gets a new SpAd…

ACCORDING to Guido, “Robert Philpot, director of Progress and editor of their magazine has just been appointed as the new SpAd [special advisor] to Peter Hain, replacing the departed cheating Phil Taylor“. Meanwhile, Guido has been recovering from his Newsnight appearance and run-in with the BBC’s Nick Robinson.

  • Garibaldy

    Paxman’s temper tantrum was very funny. The arrogance of media people in London is beaten only by that of politicians. And maybe that **** John Terry

  • Plum Duff

    ‘[special advisor] to Peter Hain’ ??

    Hmmm..

    ‘Peetahh, don’t go out like tha-at. There’s a drip line from last night’s tan-spray on your cheek’.

  • beezer

    I remember a quote, it may have been PJ O’Rourke…”Jounalists should approach politicians in the same way that dogs approach lamp-posts”

  • Hain has been asked to resign in a joint letter by Paisley and MCGuiness. Next thing we’ll hear is DUP agree to UI… fantastic news .

  • Gonzo

    beezer said: I remember a quote, it may have been PJ O’Rourke…”Jounalists should approach politicians in the same way that dogs approach lamp-posts”

    It wasn’t O’Rourke. Nor was it Jeremy Paxman – although that’s who Noel Thompson attributed it to on Hearts & Minds earlier this week.

    It was, in fact, HL Mencken.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._L._Mencken