Thursday, October 19, 2006

The End for the Endogenator?

The deputy-chancellor Ed Balls has, despite mounting a legal challenge, seen his seat wiped out by boundary changes. Is this the end for the endogenator? The Liberati have an idea to help him get round the lost seat problem. He implausibly claims that: “This is a real disappointment for local people across our district.”

Still it will give him even more time to webmong about the place surfing political websites, like he did yesterday, when he amazingly discovered the advance publication of the Tory Tax Commission’s report. He’ll be posting on this blog next, like Dave Miliband does, maybe he does already?

Ralph Harris R.I.P.

Are They On Drugs?

You Read It Here First

As reported here yesterday, it is official today:

“Madeleine Bunting has decided to resign as Director of Demos. Since it has emerged that her vision for Demos is incompatible with that of the trustees.”

She was appointed 4th September 2006 and resigned today (19th October). Demos wonks should feel free to Email Guido anonymously with gems from her 45 day reign of madness.

Hello Nigel, Guido Calling

Guido has been trying to get an explanation from Nigel Griffiths into how he knew, and told the BBC, that the CPS had finished their investigation into Loans for Lordships amd “decided there was no evidence to proceed”. The CPS and Scotland Yard were not in agreement.

The Scotsman is now also on the case. As yet none of us have managed to get any follow up comment from him. It is not simply a case of “no comment”no one has answered his office phone for three days. Where are they?

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Tony Blair threatens Ed:

“If you had a strong political lead that was combining the politics of aspiration with the politics of compassion, I still think that’s where you could get a substantial majority…  If I ever do an interview on [the state of the Labour Party], it will have to be at length…”



Left on Left says:

The lefties are attacking because the panellist is a millionaire and lives in a London home worth upwards of two million. Someone had best tell them he’s called Ed Miliband.


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