Slowly…

Basher Davis’ ModernConservatives.Com website has now changed colour to blue. How exciting!

Anthony Wells Goes Corporate

The ever excellent Anthony Wells is now integrated into the YouGov Plc borg. Nice revamp, update your links… www.ukpollingreport.co.uk

From the Tory website:
The Constitutional College of the Conservative Party has, in a postal ballot, voted for the proposal to change the rules for electing the Party Leader, but by an insufficient majority to effect the change.

Party Chairman, Francis Maude, said, “both MPs and the voluntary party have… decided to stick with the old system. It’s been a worthwhile debate and we’ll now get on with electing a new leader.”

Number in favour of the proposal: 611 (61.0%)
Number against the proposal: 389 (38.9%)
Number of MPs in favour of the proposal: 132 (71.4%)
Number of MPs against the proposal: 53 (28.6%)
Number of volunteers in favour of the proposal: 446 (58.4%)
Number of volunteers against the proposal: 317 (41.5%)
Number of Peers and MEPs in favour of the proposal: 33 (63.5%)
Number of Peers and MEPs against the proposal: 19 (36.5%)

Let Guido do an Anthony Wells style analysis (he uses computers, I’m using whiskey) – 71% of MPs think the activists are too stupid to be given a vote and 58% of the activists agree.

“Four More Years”

Last time I heard that chant it was at Bush’s pre-election Republican Party rally, but careful lip-readers will have noticed Cherie mouthing it on the platform during the applause for Tony. A Neo-con chant is not what I expect from our mantra-mad First Lady. Where’s Carole?

Blunkett and the Young Blonde – No Denial

How does he do it? Theories:-
  • Hung like a donkey?
  • Good in dark bedrooms?
  • Sensual fingers from sliding them along braille means he can tip a girl over the top digitally?
  • Some girls like weirdie beardies?
  • He lies his way into their affections?

More ideas in the comments please.

[Hattersly joins the Blunkett is a liar chorus.]

From the Comments:
Lagwolf said…
“With Blunkett you know he is not leering at other women.”

Chris said…
“they like his dog?”

Toque said…
“Free rail travel.”

“Bollocks to Blair” is Illegal

Horse & Hound has this article in it. Police arrested a 20-year-old girl gamekeeper for wearing a “Bollocks to Blair” T-shirt at a game fair last weekend.

George in Washington

Gorgeous is enjoying his new celebrity status as the darling of the U.S. left and his tour will culminate with his return to Washington for the big anti-War demo today with his new friend, Jane Fonda.

But his previous visit to Washington may come back to haunt him, the American Speccie (not to be confused with our own Sextator) reckons he lied on oath to that Senate Committee. Guido is shocked, not.

Hat tip : Theo Spark

Update: Hanoi Jane was a no show. She made some feeble excuse, but the real reason is thought to be that she has been tipped off about George.

Modern Conservatives Coming Soon…

Nick Herbert’s ModernConservatives.com website is revving up for Basher Davis again. Not a lot going on as yet and the font it uses is “Goudy Old Style” very, errr, modern.

Shock : Politician in Honest Reply Sensation

The Boy Miliband has shocked the whole of Westminster by admitting to a 180 degree U-turn in policy. “We were wrong and it would endanger votes at the next election” he admits. The last bit, although true, Guido made up. Still he is being half honest, which is a 50% improvement on most politicians.[…]

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David Canzini CCHQ

David Canzini leaves CCHQ tomorrow (to marry Vanessa apparently). He was responsible for the Tory campaign in marginal seats. An admirer of Machiavelli, he failed to emulate his hero successfully, but he claims to have pioneered the Machiavellian use of those annoying push-polling telephone techniques – “Would you vote Labour if they changed their policy from eating babies to only eating toddlers?” Ah well, smile and dial…

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Right-Wingers Hold Nose & Go for Ken

Once More unto the breach is a blogospheric redoubt of Tory refuseniks. Like World War II Jap soldiers marooned on Pacific Islands they don’t know Thatcherism is over. They are the types who argue why the Poll Tax would have worked if only it had been properly implemented…

But when they start advocating a Clarke leadership, because they want to win…

So Guido has a new feature – if you are a Tory right-winger who plans to back Clarke for leader, send a picture of yourself with a peg on your nose.

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Hitchens v Gorgeous

Galloway’s post bout interview had him more full-of-himself than ever. Which is saying a lot. He was a little bit showbizzy and hoped “to take the debate to the West Coast”, Hollywood no doubt. Hangin’ with Ms Fonda has really gone to his head.[…]

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Post-Blair : Civil War to Re-start?

Alan Milburn nicked the phrase “No Turning Back” for his Grauniad article (or more likely a mischevious sub-editor did) from the same place he gets most of his ideas: Thatcherism.

Guido is looking forward to having a front-row seat to watch the re-start of the New Labour / Old Labour civil war, which will surely commence as the post-Blair era dawns.

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Basher reclaims Thatcherism Blairism

“I stand for a new Tory idealism … I want to achieve the aims that moderate Conservatives have always championed; a strong society based on a free economy, with opportunity for all. … To achieve those aims we need the methods which have been championed by thinkers of the right; decentralisation, less state intervention, competition and choice.[…]

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Why is the IPPR giving Davis a Platform?

There seems to be a vogue for left-of-centre think tanks giving right-of-centre Tory leadership candidates a platform. IPPR is a Blairite union-backed operation that has a revolving front door for SpAds to go into Whitehall and come out as spin merchants, New Labour MPs or back again as older but wiser wonks.[…]

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Oona, Oh, Oona. Let it go…

Miriam Stoppard’s niece (yes, Oona King is really) keeps whinging. She is also breaking the law. Only MPs are allowed to describe themselves as above. See www.Oonaking.com. Get over it, you lost.

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