Digging up stories


Watch: Outgoing Fifa boss Sepp Blatter has money thrown at him in protest
By Media Mole - 20 July 14:48

Sepp Blatter gets ambushed with a cloud of cash during a press conference prank.

Boris Johnson heads to a meeting of the Cabinet. Photo: Getty Images
Boris Johnson trousers £25,000 pay rise from the Telegraph
By Media Mole - 20 July 11:47

London's part-time mayor has been handed a £25,000 pay rise by the Telegraph. Your mole weeps. 

Nicky Morgan addresses Tory party conference. Photo: Getty Images
The Evening Standard plays matchmaker for Nicky Morgan
By Media Mole - 14 July 17:58

A sub at the Standard has given David Gauke MP a new wife - and a new name. 

Mhairi Black makes her maiden speech in the Commons.
Watch: SNP MP Mhairi Black's killer anti-austerity maiden speech to the House of Commons
By Media Mole - 14 July 17:02

“I am the only 20-year-old in the UK that the Chancellor is prepared to help with housing.”

Marr has called the so-called Northern Powerhouse "thick" and "patronising". Photo: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty
Johnny Marr calls the Tory "Northern Powerhouse" thick and patronising
By Media Mole - 09 July 17:30

The Smiths guitarist and perennial Tory-botherer has tweeted his disapproval.

Iain Duncan Smith, in classier times. Photo: Rob Stothard/Getty Images
What's this? Is Iain Duncan Smith visibly excited by prospect of hurting the poor?
By Media Mole - 08 July 17:07

The work and pensions secretary cheered on the new "living" wage, which turns out to be nothing of the sort.

George Osborne, at the EU council headquarters where pens are used regularly. Photo: Thierry Monasse/AFP/Getty Images
Budget confidence knocked by rumour Chancellor doesn't understand pens
By Media Mole - 08 July 10:53

Either George Osborne can't figure out the difference between pens and printers - or his handwriting is far, far tidier than ours.

The England women's team in a huddle. Photo: Getty Images
"Mothers, partners and daughters": how the FA sees its most successful team in 49 years
By Media Mole - 06 July 13:57

The FA shows its class with a tribute to the England women's football team. 

Selma Guadalupe Gomez tried to ban memes. The internet responded inevitably. Photo: Google Images
A Mexican parliamentarian proposed an anti-meme law - so the internet turned her into one
By Media Mole - 03 July 17:50

Hey dawg, we heard you don't like memes, so we turned you into a meme so you can oppose memes while being a meme.

Making plans for Nigel(s): Jesse Norman will chair the committee. Photo: BBC
There are more Nigels than women on Parliament's all-male, all-white culture select committee
By Media Mole - 02 July 15:54

Despite the fact that it's 2015, the new make-up of the House of Commons' culture, media and sport select committee is entirely white men.

The Guardian offices. Journalists were sent home as the servers went into meltdown. Photo: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images
Guardian server meltdown liveblog – as it happened
By Media Mole - 02 July 10:34

On the hottest day of the year, the Guardian servers went into meltdown. Follow our timeline of key events below.

The Greek referendum question is published – and it makes no sense
By Media Mole - 29 June 14:17

It's a Yes or Not Accepted question.

Watch: "Ed Miliband is too good for this f***ing country" says Daily Politics guest
By Media Mole - 05 June 13:20

The creator of Cool Ed Miliband is admonished on lunchtime TV for swearing about how great the Labour leader was.

"Humble and obedient"? Andy Burnham was just following protocol when writing to Prince Charles
By Media Mole - 04 June 15:26

Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham's sign-off on a letter to Prince Charles, which he wrote while Health Secretary, may seem obsequious, but it's nothing personal.