There can be no surprise about the extremism of Guido's political views. He's set himself up as anti-politician, but the true targets are only those on the left. He exists to set a right-wing agenda, surrounded by his fellow-travellers who want to create an echo chamber to set their own flavour of reality. Guido used to work for David Hart - one of shadowy advisors to Thatcher during the miners' strike - and the Committee for a Free Britain, a group with close links to the anti-immigration Monday Club.
The strangest thing about the posting from Pickled Politics is that Guido Fawkes, the man who is fearless in the face of libel lawyers and responds with 'bring it on' to warnings of potential action, protects himself by having his site hosted on a remote island. However, for the rest of us proles, he's happy to wave the threats around:
And on his own site
The reason no publication has re-printed this story is due to the fact that it was retracted over 400 words. You are on notice. Please remove immediately.
That was a step too far in Blogwars. Legal notices went out at 12.30.
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It is fine for him to fill the air with innuendo and insinuations and to hide from the lawyers, but when something is thrown back at him, Guido runs to the law. The hypocritical truth here is that Guido can't take it, but can dish it out.
UPDATE[Tim at Bloggerheads has given Guido the benefit of the doubt and held back on his posting until tomorrow. And Sunny's post has disappeared for the time being. Tomorrow should bring a dose of the truth, but the hypocrisy will still hang in the foetid air.]