Bonfire Night is coming early this year.


Time for a bonfire of Paul Staines’ vanities.

In a special feature tomorrow, The Slog will look at the various aspects that make up the man behind Guido Fawkes.

Regulars will know that for some time now, I’ve felt that the Blogosphere is (with a few notable exceptions) a ‘space’ where practitioners shout, swear, accuse and make full use of their relative safety from prosecution. On the whole, having captured everyone’s imagination at the start, the Blogosmear is turning into a new oligarchy….and senior bloggers are branching out.

Guido Fawkes (aka Paul Staines) is the highest-profile person in the Blogistocracy. But does he have the right to stand in judgement of The Establishment? Tomorrow, The Slog will investigate.