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Paul Staines: not the Messiah, just a very naughty boy

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 what they say about a week in politics.

Paul Staines, sole author of the Guido Fawkes’ blog, has had a good week, given ample, respectable print space to repeat a central point he’s been making for years: that those political journalists who are part of the ‘lobby’ system have failed democracy:

Though the fourth estate may not have a formal

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    I've written a bit about this recently on my blog, and I think a big mistake is being made in rushing these through without involving...
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    @expats "Well I’ve learned a lot today….The tripling of ‘Tuition Fees’ was not a Tory policy (because they didn’t have one)" Except they haven't tripled....
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    Simon Shaw Which party did the Lib Dems support at the last election, and who do you think the support now? If you think they...
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    @Stuart "That’s it. Game over. The Murdoch press hates Labour’s proposals, so Labour must be on the right lines." If you don't like The Times,...
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    Well I've learned a lot today....The tripling of 'Tuition Fees' was not a Tory policy (because they didn't have one)....It wasn't a LibDem policy because...
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    "It happens that I did precisely that (strictly the edge of a sheet of paper)" And what is the difference (in millimetres) between your sheet...
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