Brexit Thread IV - Negotiations begin (and we're all screwed)


#1241

Remind me who Corbyn’s Director of Comms and Strategy is again?


#1242

If she knows what she’s talking about, within her world, it’s sharp. If she’s writing from a position of ignorance and privilege, which she frequently does when writing about anything regarding the Labour party membership, it’s lazy.


#1243

wait…geoff is a tory?


#1244

Someone who was never a lobby journalist? Milne has never been part of the cosy club that exists between westminster reporters and MPs.


#1245

Josef Seumas? Everybody except Owen Jones has disowned him mate.


#1246

seamus did nothing wrong


#1247

But anyway, yeah. She’s done her job, online and on here. She’s turned the Brexit fuck up into a squabble between those who back the Labour party leadership/members and those who back the PLP.

Well done, I guess?


#1248

Except she really hasn’t has she? She’s just got people on Twitter worked up, which is why people go on Twitter.

In the meantime the whole Brexit mess is going on completely independently.


#1249

i really enjoy twitter pile ons (the good kind). i follow the “ratio bot” so i know when someone is getting wreckt. mccain got wreckt the other day.


#1250

She’s done her job, online and on here


#1251

Fair point but has Marina Hyde? She started off as a showbiz journalist. Dunno whether either of them have had lobby passes.

Anyway as far as I’m concerned Marina Hyde’s always been a snarky posho writing about politics (and sport and celebs). She’s hardly especially insightful but she can be incredibly funny. That’s about it. Think people bestow more power upon her than she actually has.


#1252

Genuine question here: Is MH a lobby journalist? I would always have assumed not.


#1253

She started at the Guardian as the Diary column.


#1254

Is that a lobby job?


#1255

Yes. Or at least, it was, back in the early-mid 00s when it couldn’t be done remotely as easily.


#1256

Nah that’s you who’s just done that.


#1257

wait… are you Marina Hyde but with shit gags?


#1258

Ooft, Geoff’s lunged in two footed there Clive. All of the ball and a lot of the man


#1259

Ha what and bringing up the whole me being a Tory thing wasn’t?


#1260

So obviously I went hunting for lobby journalists (Hyde is not currently one). But Andrew Neil’s one busy old hack!

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmjournl/journalists.htm