Friday, February 16, 2007

Guido's Port

The lunchee - me being the luncher - that I feared might be in jail was, in fact, Guido Fawkes himself, the very man. I would not have revealed this, but, the last drop of port having scarcely formed a crust on his loosened lips, he posted on our lunch. I fear that the excellent Rioja that preceded the port may have clouded his judgment as, it seems, he is playing fast and loose with the Charities Act 1993 merely to spend time with his daughter. Never mind, I enjoyed a fruitful correspondence with Jonathan King while he was in the Big House; doubtless Guido's tear-stained snail mail will be even more rewarding. As for what else was discussed, my lips are sealed - ish.


  1. Just looking at the hilarious posts in the Pope meets Brown caption contest at Guido's, and all I can say is you're blessed on this blog, Bryan.

  2. Nah, this place is, like, Arse-heads Anonymous...

  3. But at least the arse-heads are at a manageable kind of level. Over a hundred shit jokes a bit depressing in one humble thread.

  4. I know. Guido is way way more interesting than his commenters. Trust me on this.

  5. Actually, Bryan, now that I give that Pope/Brown photo a wee bit of attention, that looks very much like a Masonic style handshake to me- note the strange placing of the Pope's thumb. Who'd have thought it? Well, admittedly I would have thought it but that's neither here nor there. Ok, so my entry for the caption is,
    "Did you hear the one about the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication."

  6. There was a time when I said that the media was the only effective opposition to this government.

    I only became aware of Guido in the last month or so. I have to admit a soft spot for him. He seems to go where others far to tread.

    And the last time I looked, the Telegraph ran a piece about the potential legal debacle, but the BBC had not, yet again, deemed such a situation to be newsworthy. I couldn't find it in The Times either.

    Why such silence and why such sucking up by the media? Whatever happened to democracy and openness?

    But I do feel that Guido can be misguided in his own openness. The Charity Commissioner could come back and argue that he could have got his paperwork together instead of having lunch with you.

    And aren't we about to see some new charitable funding regulatory body? Oh, how timely. Just call me a cynic.

  7. Admittedly I wouldn't stake my life on it being a masonic handshake. The fornicating whore kings of the earth stuff of course stands.