Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Truest Conference Slogan Ever

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From an anonymous co-conspirator in the Midland Hotel…

+++ Marr Asks Dave “Are You Worth £30 Million?”

Dave tells him “absolutely ridiculous”

Dave handled it far more deftly than Gordon took the pill popping question…

Government of Lawyers : Equality Before the Law?

Sunday Sleaze
harriet_carAnother Labour minister and QC thinks the laws are for other people. Harman was on the mobile when she crashed into a parked car without stopping to leave her details. Under the 1988 Road Traffic Act, any driver involved in a collision with another vehicle is required by law to stop and give their name and address, as well as details of the vehicle’s owner and the vehicle’s registration.  Not exactly Chappaquidick Bridge, but that she drove off telling a witness ‘I’m Harriet Harman – you know where you can get me…’ is a little high-handed…

target-baronessThe other Labour minister and QC in legal difficulties is the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland. She is now accused of flouting the tax laws; she had no written contract of employment with Lolo, her illegally employed Tongan cleaner, there is firm evidence that no tax was paid for at least 10 weeks and Lolo wasn’t given any wage slips as required by employment protection laws.

Clear breaches of employment law which imply that for a period of time she was effectively paying Lolo cash in hand…

What’s Hot on the Fringe

fringelist-buttonAt the time of blogging there are 447 Fringe events on Fringelist.com. The ten events with the most conference goers registered to receive SMS text reminders after the first day are, somewhat surprisingly, not about Europe.

The Top 10:

  1. You TWEET If You Want To: #Twinge
  2. Iain Dale’s Blog Readers’ Party
  3. Google’s Guide to Online Campaigning
  4. Tory Bear and Friends Karaoke
  5. Disinfecting Parliament
  6. Trust in Politics: How to Get it Back
  7. Save Our Pubs and Clubs Drinks Party
  8. Why is the Left so Hostile to Israel?
  9. Will the Conservatives Challenge the Bully State?
  10. Tweet for Change/Bloggers Meet Up

The registrations only just got going yesterday so disproportionately favour events promoted online by bloggers, Twitter is big.  Social events are well represented…


Seen Elsewhere

Fraser Nelson: Put Your Money on Ed Miliband to Win | Guardian
Guido Fawkes is Too Aggressive | The Times
Ditch Tobacco Plain Packaging | Grassroots Conservatives
What Farage, Boris and Rob Ford Have in Common | William Walter
Labour Spell New Adviser’s Name Wrong | ITV
Dave Stung by Jellyfish | Sun
City Minister’s Inheritance Tax Dodging Trusts | Indy
What I Would Have Done if I was Sarah Wollaston | Iain Dale
Boris is an Epic Europhile | Louise Mensch
Warsi Got PM to Confront “Secular Fundamentalism” | Fraser Nelson
Guardian April Fools Apology | Press Gazette


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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