Strangely enough the Blog at the Sunlight Centre for Open Politics, whose logo literally shows the sun shining out of Guido Fawkes' anal fissure, has not been updated recently. Not for five weeks. And strangely not to reflect the train crash TV show down on BBC Newsnight between the Right Hoon Keith Vaz and Chris Galley "Research" Director at said "SCOP", pictured above in another sudden locomotional arrest. Made Vaz look good. Top skills. You'd think Galley's mentor Paul Staines aka Mister GuF would be bursting to report this TV triumph? But no.
Guido Fawkes and his "SCOP" couldn't even think of something* beginning with E or O to complete a more useful acronym and brand. Or perhaps they did but were warned off by
SCOPE, the cerebral palsy charity. For disabled people achieving equality. Or perhaps SCOOP - the dog poo people - growled at them menacingly? This one's a little stinker. Or the litigious Woody Allen perhaps? "SCOP" is a bit crap now isn't it?
Mr Galley became famous for cack-handed and useless leaks to Tory folk hero Damian Green. His research these days appear to consist of scouring the papers and reporting what they carry. It's a tough job. Ain't no doubt of that.
Here's some "research" Chris Galley did in the pages of the obscure underground "organ of record" that is the Sunday Times. And of course this followed only four days after some more "research" Chris Galley did in the esoterica that is The Times.
And this of course followed hot on the heels of some brilliant "research" that Chris Galley did, who knows how, he doesn't say, though shy retiring community Cable channel SKY News were among the arcane purveyors of the same story in the preceeding hours. BBC and ITV and Channel 4 News also dabbled, something ahead of newshound Chris Galley.
In this latest case it was Chris Galley's expert "research" in The Mail, a London based rag unknown to most "researchers" that got him the TV gig. When he "discovered" the story he jostled one off immediately. An angry of EC1 letter. Bravo! Brilliant! Good skills!
SCOP was it seemed set up, on the face of it under the tutelage of that great pisspot driving criminal, bankrupt, raging smearologist and former rave-meister Paul Staines aka Guido Fawkes aka Mister GuF, as a kind of summer camp for deviant right wing libertario conservative futurists and the like. LOL covered the hilarious insider logo gag, did we not?
HERE and again HERE with bonus of Mr Dale running away from Policy Exchange as that "think tank" began to get nasty.
The idiot leaker Chris Galley, who made his name "reporting" on papers that came across his desk aka "research" was of course the obvious candidate when a similar role came up. Albeit using newspapers instead of only very slightly secret Home Office documents. Transferable skills! He need never work again.
All that remains now is to raise £100,000 - you can donate here - and SCOP's dynamic "Research" supremo Chris Galley then promises to turn his attention to some yellowing copies of the Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph which apparently show that as 90% of MPs former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith maxxed expenses "within the rules" and also had a complete and utter stupid wanker for a husband. [Though to be fair Lib Demmer PR Paul Rowen MP seems to have got away scot free with his TV Services £9.99.] And then he'll proceed to NOT sue her. Which would be bloody brilliant.
Perhaps SCOP can manage without the money now I've thought that through? Made the links? They've raised 13% so far we're told. With scoop after scoop gleaned from "reading papers" and "watching Sky News" and a bravura BBC Television appearance things can only improve. And we're glad to help.
*FOOTNOTE: To be fair we're teasing about how crap the acronym "SCOP" is. The boys in blue actually call themselves the "Sunlight COPS" which is just a brilliant, brilliant name. We're sorry. So very very childish.
Guido Fawkes / Dead Gaza Children / Advertising Dollars montage sourced from the magnificent Beau Bo D'Or. Sunlight Arsehole as rosette, clumsily added by LOL Graphics.