Guido Tory Stooge? No Evidence Yet
Who is Guido working for? : January 2008 : Three Line Whip : Politics : Telegraph Blogs suggests that hero of the hour Guido Fawkes is a Tory stooge -
Tim Ireland points out that the text of an email doesn't say much about who it is from and has asked for the header data or even just the "From" address, which seems to read "From: Guido.firstname.lastname@example.org On Behalf Of Guy Fawkes [email@example.com]
Now Tim is no fool with regard to interwebby stuff so he knows that faking a "from" address is as easy as a really easy thing in easyville. Has he seen the rest of the headers which would tell us more or is he running with it on just this?
I would ask on his website or on the Telegraph one but they both want me to register before commenting.
UPDATE: All is revealed:
EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01HRS 26 JANUARY 2008
Fawkes: Contrary to Lobby rumours, Guido's blog is not a subsidiary of CCHQ
Commenting on today's online reports in The Daily Telegraph, The Times and The Mirror that the Guido Fawkes blog is a CCHQ operation, Paul Staines said:
"The rumours are absolute bollocks, if I'm in the pay of CCHQ they have been incredibly lax in sending the cheques.
"Particularly enjoyed Kevin Maguire's completely made up story today and similar conspiracy theories and speculation from James Kirkup, Sam Coates and Tom Watson MP.
"To all of you who haven't figured it out, yesterday I simply emailed the Daily Lobby distribution list server used by CCHQ's press office which automatically forwards emails on. It is not only the government that has data security issues."