"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Guido Fawkes and his Coke Conspirators . Part 2

The otherwise anonymous Jules who commented on Pickled Politics about Guradian articles on the subject of Paul Delaire Staines kindly posted pieces from Lexi Nexis he retreived from various seraches which illustrate some of the entertaining and interesting history of the nogiste who revels under the guise of Guido Fawkes. See also Harry's Place
for more information on the curious history of the Federation of Conservative Students and Mr Paul Staines' (AKA Paul Delaire Staines) role in it.
Diary The Guradian By ANDREW MONCUR May 25, 1988

The US presidential election seems to be taking a serious turn with the creation of a Committee for a Thatcherite America, strategically based in Wembley and clearly committed to party politics. Notably, a party on the Thames, timed to coincide with the Republican convention (for US media consumption). No, the committee doesn’t want to export her. It doesn’t even think she should receive the Republican nomination. It merely claims to be able to read Mrs Thatcher’s mind, where it detects gung-ho support for Jack Kemp (once a quarterback with the San Diego Chargers) as George Bush’s running mate and, heaven spare us, vice-president. This, happily, coincides with the committee’s own view. This caucus brings together more of our young friends from the defunct FCS, including Paul Staines, whose pro-Contra stand is somewhat less than front-line (he markets rather silly T-shirts supporting their cause); Mark Allat, now with the International Freedom Foundation; and Adrian Lee, on the right of the Young Conservatives.

People diary Guradian By EDWARD VULLIAMY September 24, 1987

In the wake of the Le Pen saga, further news of cordialities between members of the Conservative Party and extreme rightwingers, this time from South Africa. And, would you believe it, the Sherman name crops up again. Between 6pm and 8pm tomorrow some 150 selected members of the Young Conservatives will be guests at the South African Embassy for a drinks party. According to the invitation, the host is the Counsellor at the Embassy, a Mr. C. Raubenheimer, and the shindig is to mark the departure of a Mr. P. Goossen, reported to be an official at South Africa House who liaises with young British sympathisers with the apartheid regime. The invitation list was drawn up with the help of David Hoyle, chairman of the Conservative Student Foreign Affairs Group, who devotes a lot of his time arranging support for the Nicaraguan contras. Among those who are planning to attend are: Gideon Sherman, son of Sir Alf, who is a leading light in the Conservative Students organisation (heir to the hard-right Federation of Conservative Students); Andrew Rosendale, chairman of the Young Conservatives in London; Paul Delaire Staines, who once proposed to break up leftwing meetings in alliance with the British National Party.

It’s a man’s world in the Square Mile : Fiona Lafferty April 25, 1994 Evening Standard (London)

“Paul Delaire Staines, a 26-year-old broker with Yasuda Europe, says: ‘A lot of men do make sexist and sexy comments, but if anybody took it any further they would be laughed out. A lot of the metaphors used in dealing are sexual. If a person is market-making, and they are asked to show too much of the size of their position, a common response would be, ‘What do you want me to do? Lift up my skirt and show you the lot?’ Men doing particularly well are known as ‘big swinging dicks’, and women dealers are ‘honorary big swinging dicks’.'”

CITY ANIMALS BYLINE: Sandra Parsons,Grace Bradberry April 26, 1994 Daily Mail (London)
ZEITGEIST BYLINE: TOM BUSSMANN April 29, 1994 The Guardian (London)
both show the same fascinating quote and insight into the youthful City slicker's entertaining views on trading floor totty.


Sir Alf Sherman died on August 26th last year and a very entertaining , educational and valuable brief biography is available at RandomPottins - which if you are not familiar with, you should be.

It starts ..."I am happy to read of the death, on August 26, of Sir Alfred Sherman, former adviser to Margaret Thatcher and subsequantly to Radovan Karadzic, both of whom are regrettably still alive." Photo from the piece above with the Iron Lady.

Guido Fawkes noticed his passing with a curious, brief, (they say everything about Paul is short) and revealing note - their are some notable comments to the post which are worthy of examination.

1 comment:

Bartholomew said...

There are a couple of duff spellings in that Vulliamy piece. "David Hoyle" is, of course, David Hoile, who in 2001 pursuaded the Guardian to apologise for suggesting he had worn "Hang Mandela" apparel in the 1980s; the paper soon after found a photo.

"Andrew Rosendale" must be Andrew Rosindell, who was chair of the Greater London Young Conservatives in 1987. The GYLC took a "libertarian" "anti-ANC, anti-apartheid" line; I wonder how scoffing sausage rolls at South Africa House fitted into that masterplan?

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish