Yep, that made me laugh ...
Or maybe not: as the Fawkes wheeze was revealed to a legion of expectant fans (Sid and Doris Shammopoulos) last night, someone who really should have known better decided to give them the kind of publicity they do not merit, and he should not be providing: step forward the BBC’s Neil Henderson, who Tweeted “A new arrival at #tomorrowspaperstoday: DAILY GUIDO: Head-Phoney”.
... pity that's not funny, mind ...
The Great Guido has effectively been a disownable branch of Conservative HQ for some time now. Would Henderson have run a mock-up sent by Conservative Home, Labour List or Lib Dem Voice? Worse still, two of the three items on the “Daily Guido” are not invention: the attempt to smear an Imam in Tooting as an “extremist” to get at Sadiq Khan, and the long-running attack on former shadow chancellor “Auguste” Balls.
... nor that my licence fee money is paying for that
Of course, the Fawkes rabble and their pals might just trot out the old “Where’s your sense of humour?” line, and to that I have to remind them that was arguably how London’s increasingly occasional Mayor Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson rose to fame. Bozza is the most inept and useless City Mayor in history. And whenever he fouls up, which is worryingly often, we’re asked where our sense of humour is. But it’s not funny
Nor is Neil Henderson’s legitimising the Fawkes rabble. Another fine mess, once again.