Friday, 8 January 2010

Early Sparrow gets Hoon-Hewitt scoop

Political blogger Guido Fawkes is crediting Andrew Sparrow of the Guardian for breaking the story that Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt were about to call for a secret ballot for the Labour Party leadership in his PMQ live blog at 11.57 am yesterday.
Guido reports that Sparrow told him that “it would be nice to take the credit myself, but actually Patrick Wintour [the Guardian's political editor] obtained the information.”
Guido says he also "understands that ITN’s Channel 4 News has changed policy on breaking news. Whereas it restricted scoops to the 7 p.m. broadcast they now put it up as soon as they can on the website and tweet the link."

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