Guido Fawkes attacks journalists at Ken event


1:58 pm - March 14th 2012

by Sunny Hundal    


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Today, intrepid “reporter” Paul Staines posted a video from his attempt to disrupt a rally by Ken Livingstone and Ed Miliband.

Except, what actually happened was that the muppet’s chicken ran straight into journalists who were trying to do their job and pushed them out of the way.

Several journalists also loudly complained that Staines’ chicken ruined their work and agressively barged them out of the way.

Update: Adam Bienkov has posted his own story and footage, where a camerawoman tells them they “nearly broke my neck”. They weren’t too concerned. P Staines is also caught on film screaming expletives at a Labour staffer.

Watch the video Guido Fawkes posted himself.

This isn’t the first time that P Staines has stormed and event and made an idiot of himself either.

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Marx said that history repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.

Bollocks.

When Guido’s involved it’s farce all the way.

It’s amazing that everybody resisted the urge to punch them. My only explanation is they were all caught in two minds over whether to go for Paul or Harry first.

What a ridiculous squawking creature…

And the chicken looks a bit silly as well.

haha he was just telling that guy what he thought of him. Typical labour guy talks big but won’t back his talk up with action.

5. therealguyfaux

Andrew Lansley is set upon by an old woman who conveniently is not identified as having been a union leader, and looking for all the world like someone’s poor Grandmum, in a bit of political theatre staged for the TV reporter’s cameras. This is seemingly different to a fat middle-aged man (and his associate), clearly identified by his logo t-shirt, setting upon a man whose promotion of divisiveness between the Gay and Muslim communities over who will have more of his ear, and whose pot-kettle attacks on BoJo ring hollow indeed and border on mendacity, making him a target for such political theatre as my namesake can devise. Someone explain to me the operative difference in the political theatre involved.

Still not getting your facts right guys. The camerawoman was ALREADY on the ground on her knees sorting out her camera gear when the chicken barged in. She was not pushed to ground as Adam Bienkov says.

Camerawoman “You guys nearly broke my neck. I was on the floor down there sorting out my camera gear.”
Harry “Sorry”.
Camerawoman “You don’t sound that sorry about it”

She was shocked and surprised though, not surprising when you are kicked by a chicken who can hardly see out of his mask and you have “heavies” interferring and pushing people around in what became a bit of a melee.

As for Paul’s swearing, he was goaded on by the labour staffer. So the blame is not totally one-sided.

And getting back to the point, what has Ken go to say about his tax situation. Do you have any views about Ken’s financial affairs. Silence means a lot you know.

Glad this idiot bats for the Tories and conservative thinking.

You could point to the antics of the pudgy buffoon as one way of discrediting the flyblown message of the Right.

Oh dear. Clearly the poor dear is trying to desperately garner some relevance when he agrees with everything the people in power are doing, and not many people find cocking their ears to a fat sweaty echo chamber for the government that enthralling. Chanelling the spirit of andrew breitbart in an even more inane and pisspoor fashion than the original aint gonna help, sorry darlin. There aint quite enough fucktards over this side of the Atlantic for that kind of nonsense to wash.

I was there this morning – the camerawoman was crouching and they knocked her over – I was also barged out of the way. Nasty, aggressive, foul-mouthed and arrogant – typical Tory Boys.

The man who Staines called a cunt missed a perfect opportunity that Eddie Izzard fans will now only too well.

If you say what did you say, or come over here and say that, and to your horror the person does come back to say what they said again, this time closer to your face, proving themselves to be fearless, reply by saying, “now go over there and say that” then end by saying “now go to Venezuela and say that” and, as fans of Izzard will know, when they are in Venezuela you can escape.

http://www.auntiemomo.com/cakeordeath/sexie.html#12

Staines doesnt need to storm an event to make a fool of himself. He manages it most days on his blog.

Guido in “still a complete tit” shocker.

Very enjoyable comments on Inhuman Staines here.

14. PAUL MILLER

makes you wonder if staines is back using those drugs he got into trouble for in thew 1980s. looks like a sign of desperation,i wonder what his finances are like.

16. Charlieman

@14. PAUL MILLER: “makes you wonder if staines is back using those drugs he got into trouble for in thew 1980s. looks like a sign of desperation,i wonder what his finances are like.”

Not really. I have never seen a story about Staines getting busted for drug use in the 1980s and if I saw one I wouldn’t care. Drug use is one of the areas of life where Staines has not been hypocritical.

Sadly, there is no evidence of Staines looking for a job, and we must assume that the scandal blog generates enough income for spousal acceptance.


The demo scene was about Staines failing to comprehend unwritten rules that journalists and photographers observe. If you don’t understand informal rules shared by professionals, you should lapse into civility, respect for fellow citizens.

Had Staines played by the unwritten rules, he may have found space for his fluffwear fetishist and the story might have been reported more widely. But he screwed himself in two ways: Staines loused up a potentially good intervention, and he made more enemies in the press.

17. Arthur Seaton

therealfauxguy – The difference is that one intervention was successful, the other wasn’t.

I think the reason is that the old lady came across as – and is – a likeable normal person articulating concerns against an arrogant and unaccuntable health secretary which opinion polls consistently suggest are shared by a large majority of the population.

Whereas Staines came across as – and is – an enormous harumphing overprivileged right-wing thug with the charm of a spinach derived fart, and a face like a sack full of warm shite.

Hope that helps.

18. Charlieman

@17. Arthur Seaton:

Are you a Lenton or Radford resident?

SadButMadLad/Anna Raccoon making excuses on behalf of a pair of thugs to such a ridiculous extent that they fail to recognise that it is still some distance to the ground from a knee or two knees, and it is still possible to be knocked to the ground from a kneeling position. It is also possible to be knocked to the sky from a kneeling position, but I am sure most sensible people will agree that it is far more common that people are knocked to the ground from their knees when this does happen.

20. Therealguyfaux

In much the same way Staines’ regulars beat up on those they find offensive, the posters here seem to be beating up on Staines. No mention is being made of the substance of Staines’ protest, that of Ken Livingstone’s appalling hypocrisy in his handling of his business affairs for tax advantage when he condemns others who do that, and Ken’s seeming two-facedness toward the Gay community in an attempt to curry favour (no pun intended) with the Pakistani community. Of course it is regrettable that the camerawoman was shaken up and we must hope that she is not injured seriously enough to be prevented from doing her job in the next few days; Press and demonstrators are often entangled in scrums and injured when the two collide, and it comes with the territory– I’m sure she’s not some naive little child who thought such a thing can’t happen: FFS, journalists are dying in Syria! Fairly meet the substance of the issue involved in Staines’ attempt at political theatre as you would have done in the Lansley contretemps the other week, is what I’m asking here; political theatre is there to point out the reluctance of the target of the satire to be drawn out in debate on the issue. You seem to say, as the McCoys and Hatfields would have done, “If he’s fer it I’m agin it, and if he’s agin it I’m fer it!” when you dismiss the message because of the messenger. Ken has much to answer for, and to simply adopt an attitude of “any enemy of Guido’s is a friend of mine” shows you are no better than the posters on his blog you profess to find so objectionable.

Yes, what sort of brainless moronic stunt is it, to send a man in a chicken suit to pursue a Mayoral candidate? Children.

http://liberalconspiracy.org/2012/01/26/watch-chicken-chases-boris-johnson/

What an odious man.

23. Chaise Guevara

@ 21 Tim

Um, did you read the OP? The issue isn’t the chicken, it’s the alleged pushing people over.

24. Shatterface

If I was Ken I’d use the millions I have stashed away to kill the chicken man.

23 – the issue is a silly stunt, with associated pearl-clutching on both sides.

26. Chaise Guevara

@ 25

” the issue is a silly stunt, with associated pearl-clutching on both sides.”

Maybe you think so. But as the OP makes clear it’s about the alleged violence, your sarky response above was a total straw man.

23 – the issue is a silly stunt, with associated pearl-clutching on both sides.

A lot of people are behaving like silly stunts, indeed…

Surely the real hypocrisy involves lectures on tax avoidance from someone bankrupted by the Revenue for non-payment. Not to mention using an expletive in public which is not permitted on his blog.

Can’t make my mind up if it’s a chicken or a fat cock.


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  1. John Nor

    I disagree with @GuidoFawkes often, but I thought Paul Staines had a LITTLE more dignity than this http://t.co/4aDbr9Rc

  2. L'oubermensch

    Hey @loubermensch it looks like @GuidoFawkes is following your chick lit to power idea. http://t.co/klai9PSN

  3. Simon Watkins

    I disagree with @GuidoFawkes often, but I thought Paul Staines had a LITTLE more dignity than this http://t.co/4aDbr9Rc

  4. Tim Ireland

    I disagree with @GuidoFawkes often, but I thought Paul Staines had a LITTLE more dignity than this http://t.co/4aDbr9Rc

  5. Martin Robbins

    Wow – @guidofawkes has some sort of rage attack in London, screaming 'c*nt' and barging journalists – http://t.co/rjqpxG3w

  6. JJ

    @moronwatch RT @mjrobbins: Wow – @guidofawkes has some sort of breakdown in London, screaming and barging journalists – http://t.co/WiXjCkO8

  7. Kalpesh Thankey

    Wow – @guidofawkes has some sort of rage attack in London, screaming 'c*nt' and barging journalists – http://t.co/rjqpxG3w

  8. Kasilas

    Ol "Mr nice" @guidofawkes swearing and barging journalists http://t.co/gBoD9rvV via @mjrobbins

  9. Carl Eve

    I disagree with @GuidoFawkes often, but I thought Paul Staines had a LITTLE more dignity than this http://t.co/4aDbr9Rc

  10. Liz K

    Wow – @guidofawkes has some sort of rage attack in London, screaming 'c*nt' and barging journalists – http://t.co/rjqpxG3w

  11. John McManus

    Footage of Guido Fawkes barging into journalists and swearing at Ken Livingstone event | http://t.co/CAOyxKvG via @libcon

  12. Dominic Tristram

    @aber_boy @guidofawkes Here you go: http://t.co/h9HKKaqH

  13. Steven Nott

    @SyJohnEwing Nasty piece of work – check him out here using the 'C' word http://t.co/NFH2HCMy

  14. Chris H

    .@GuidoFawkes Fancy that, @tom_watson swearing? Disgusting behaviour, eh? http://t.co/gmVof1k1





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