October 4th, 2009

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…


  1. 1
    Ken Clarke's pissing himself laughing says:

    could you fix the links in your previous 7up story please Guido?

    many of them are pointing to the wrong stores

  2. 2
  3. 4
    Anonymous says:

    The Czech president today sent a message that in a sense was telling the Tories not to depend on a Czech delay. He said that after today’s referendum “there will never be another referendum in Europe”. He was then asked whether he had a message for Britain. “I am afraid,” he replied, “that the people of Britain should have been doing something really much earlier and not just now, too late, saying something and waiting for my decision”.

    thanks to resurgemus

    • 8


      • 19
        Anonymous says:

        CHARLES isn’t there any more

        • 127
          Grumpy Old Man says:

          He surfaced last night- briefly – but as usual the cause was an unstable rift between Charles’ continuum and our reality. The rift imploded due to being overloaded with excess verbiage of a bullshit nature. Once more as usual.


    • 52
      Cassandra King says:

      The easy and simple way to ditch the EU constitution is for Dave to to just re write the law/pass new laws when he gets into power, he isnt bound by anything newlabour has done, HMQ is still head of state.

      The Bill could be called ‘the return of sovereign powers to the UK’, it gets voted on in a national referendum and parliament and gets royal assent and then thats it!
      Despite all the lies by the eurotrash collaborators its as simple as passing a sovereign rights bill, short of declaring war on the UK what can the eurotrash bastards do to us? They may huff and puff via their quisling collaborators in the UK, but the fact is they can do NOTHING to us if WE decide to regain our democratic right of national self determination in a referendum.


      Dont believe the lies about how difficult it would be to knock down the house of cards prison camp the eurotrash have built, they pretend its made of concrete when in fact its made of paper, this eurotrash prison can only hold us IF we want to be held!

      Time for the Brits to stand on our island and give the eurotrash nazis the two fingered salute just as we did sixty odd years ago!

  4. 6
    Totally Pissed Off says:

    Dave(nice) Cameron You Have One Chance To Kill Two Birds With One Stone ! Give Us A Referendum On Lisbon !
    We Will Reject It Then Blair Wont Get The Presidency !

  5. 7
    Road_Hog says:

    Softwidge, stop running away and answer my question to you on LabourLost.

    • 12

      Your hysterical ranting is like picking up a hot coal to throw and but only burning yourself in the process.

      A gift declined is a gift for who?

      Be sti11, gra@$$h0pper.

      • 18


        • 40
          yeoman says:

          Steady on.

          By all means criticise the British Nulabour Party for their warmongering, but posting even the most obviously stupid untruth may put our troops in even more danger.

          It’s easy for you to write this shite, but real people are put in real danger.

          • LABOUR PARTY STATEMENT says:


    • 85
      DelBoy says:

      Cutting off your nose the spite your face?

  6. 13
    Jethro Q. Walrus-Titty says:

    Wo’ts all this I’m hearing about the Harperson hitting a stationary car and driving off without leaving her details for the 3rd party?

    Does Harperson think that the law is for mere plebs and doesn’t apply to her?
    I mean we know she thinks she’s a bit precious but……………

    • 17
      Anonymous says:

      it’s because she’s a cun’t

    • 41
      yeoman says:

      The bbc say it’s only a minor accident.

      The caants

      • 51
        Call me Infidel says:

        It was a technical error and she bitterly regrets leaving the scene of the accident. Anyway I think you know who I am! Bloody little people.

        • 78
          Anonymous says:

          You can’t rely on anyone can you? Fancy leaving that car parked there to get in Harriets way.

    • 42
      Anonymous says:

      It is one of the new legal conventions of our unwritten constitution such as “no minister ever resigns however badly he screws up”… we now have “the law applies to all, except labour party officials”.

      Welcome to banana republic Britain, complete with unelected president blair.

    • 58
      Cynic says:

      It was only a little law for little people

      Any anyway why would harpie need to give her name. Everyone knows her.

      • 66
        The Baiters Master says:

        Sky says lovely Harriet was using her mobile phone which caused the “minor” accident. The more serious offence is leaving the scene and not having left her “pariculars”. Don’t get too excited, it’s one rule for them and another one for the rest of us, eg Baroness Scotland.

    • 73
      The Labour Disease says:

      Can you blame her for driving off pronto? She did the right thing, especially as she wasn’t wearing her stab-proof vest, which is a bad idea in the Socialist Republic of Camberwell and Peckham.

      You never know who you are going to run into, what colour, tribe, nationality, gang or religion they belong to, and what weapon they are likely to be carrying. Well done Harriet. the spirit of self preservation lives on in the Labour Party after all.

    • 86
      DelBoy says:

      Hormones I expect. Would like to get in her way on a bad day.

  7. 14
    caesars wife says:

    I think tory bears kareoke will be the one

  8. 15
    • 20
      Anonymous says:


      “I’m Harriet Harman, you know where you can get me.”
      But she meant..
      “I’m Harriet Harman, you can’t catch me.”

      It doesn’t matter if it was her and we know were to get her – it’s the not photocopying thing over again.

      • 31
        One flew over the No 10 bunker says:

        Labour Judge- “Yes I know she hit your vehicle that was parked while she was on a mobile phone but did you photocopy her driving licence?”

        Innocent law abiding motorist – “Err no but did I need too?”

        Labour Judge “Sorry ignornace of the law is no excuse I fine you innocent motorist 5K case not proven against said person and so case is dismissed”

      • 89
        DelBoy says:

        Do you know WHO I am?

        ( I’m Harriet Whoremoan and very important you know).

  9. 27
    Harperson says:

    The fringe events just show that the tories haven’t changed they’re still the nasty party, divided on europe, racist, sexist and represent the rich.

    They need to show they can change. And the BBC will push this line relentlessly. By change I mean they must accept all the wonderful achievements of Labour and stop trying to turn the clock back. On the economy, on justice, on civil liberties, foreign policy, pensions, tackling the crisis of sexism, our record, Gordon’s record, is outstanding. If the Conservatives challenge this then it proves they haven’t changed. Everyone in the media has the social responsibility to ask them always “have you really changed?” Of course the Labour party does not need to change since we’re inherently good and caring. Just ask the BBC. Sexist.

  10. 28
    pigs in space says:

    “I’m Harriet Harman, you know where you can get me.”

    via MunterNet?

  11. 30
    deeznuts says:

    Guido, there is no point to you any more…..there is no point voting labour,libdem or conservative…..after todays vote we are all fucked, hitlers dream has now been made true, our fore fathers died for fuck all .you all think the internet can change things ,well fucking dream on, they know who you are, they know who i am…… they know !. Welcome to 1000 years of fucking pain . 1984 is now all our futures …..no point voting, as we all now serve adolf blair…….might as well call it a day stains as they will close you down, you and blogs like you who i had great faith in now are pointless, you cant bring down a superstate……it wont be allowed . Look at your children in the eyes tomorrow and beg for forgiveness for what you have all done to their childrens future .

    • 32
      One flew over the No 10 bunker says:

      Dont give up my friend… never give up.

    • 33
      oh dear dear me says:

      It ain’t over until it’s over,it ain’t over even when the EUSSR army marches down the Mall or in any road in this country even then it ain’t over.

    • 35
      rocknrolla says:

      One glimmer of hope could be that “President Blair” is likely to upset so many people that their eyes might be opened to the true anti-democratic nature of the EU. Don’t know whether it will be enough, especially with 3 big parties all campaigning to stay in the EU. What can we do? My constituency is a Labour stronghold so it’s easy for me – I’ll vote UKIP, but I can understand others going Tory or LibDem to get McCretin out of No.10… but with Blair our de facto head of state, will there be any point?

    • 39
      Totally Pissed Off says:

      If Most People In Most Of The Other Countries Feel They Dont Want It Then It Can Only Mean One Thing CIVIL WAR ! 77% Of Germans Dont Want It Most Of Us Dont Want It Most People In France Dont Want It The Armed Forces Must Feel The same As Us I Dont Think They Will Turn Their Guns On Their Own People So Long term The People Responsable Will Answer For Their Crimes And Will Pay The Ultimate Price As In Any Revolution It Will Be Bloody But Sense Will Prevail ! Iwatched A Clip On You Tube Where They Said As 26 states Refused To Have A Referendum One Million Irish People Have Decided The Fait For Half A Billion Others ! That Can’t Be Right !

    • 119
      Anonymous says:

      By no means all lost. This supposed EUSSR wil be have for a supposed leader a cadaver that best belongs in the ground. This “leader” will “command” an army of apparatchiks – managers to a man, but numpties all. That is not an army, it is a bunch of pussies. This bunch of pussies is incapable of government- it cannot sort out the most basic job of a government, the collective security (sic – not the “collective benefit”, as the socialists always say) of its people. Its energy security policy is like a coach load of back-seat drivers. Its first military victory will be to bring about the final collapse of NATO like a house of cards. It will be nothing like the USSR – its leading cadre is too large to lead by committee as the bolsheviks did, it lacks its Stalin, and its factionalism precludes one emerging any time soon. In addition, the anglo-american “special relationship”, and the duplicity of the yankee in all matters of foreign policy preclude the installation of a pan-european dictator in the immediate future. Besides which, dictatorships don’t last long, and even if as Keynes said, in the long run we are all dead, the continentals know well enough at first hand how the pursuit of treasure turns invariably into the pursuit of blood. Of course, better that it all fall apart now.

  12. 34
    One flew over the No 10 bunker says:

    Anyway less of this technical stuff I have a question.

    If an IAMS cat is so friggin clever then why can’t it read?

  13. 43
    One flew over the No 10 bunker says:

    Sorry Bliar my wife is equal to yours but in EU land pershaps not. When I cannot get even a plastic plod to respond what makes your wife so special above mine ?


    • 44
      Totally Pissed Off says:

      You Couldn’t Make It Up ! And Now It Will Get Worse ! The Irish Have Just Signed A Blank Cheque For All Of Them !

    • 48
      A Pensioner says:

      I’d rather she spent it on cosmetic surgery. I’m sick of looking at her ugly mug.

  14. 45
    Totally Pissed Off says:

    It Will All End In Bloodshed : Eastern Europe, USSR To Name But Two, They Will All Want Their Independence Back One day

  15. 46

    The Irish are keeping their lights on in a blackout again just as they did during the war. a tiny population of three million greedy self-centred twats.

    • 49
      Anonymous says:

      In WW11 They took the ports away from us In southern Ireland that could have extended the protection of the Atlantic convoys and helped the United Kingdom to protect herself against one of the bigest threats in Europe and the world but instead led to the death of many brave British Merchant Seamen maintaing the Atlantic Bridge.

      In the meantime though they still took the food etc the convoys brought in yet they still refused to offer help and protection to us.

      Beore you argue check history it caused immense damage and yet agin they have again just sold us out but what did you expect?

      Former MN Captain

    • 120
      Anonymous says:

      Dunno who you are, or who you think you are, but you are a lackey and a twat for sure. The Irish as “greedy self-centred twats”? You’d know sod all about the famines then. Or anything else.

      • 126
        Anonymous says:

        Totally agree, these 2 little ponces love their biased bullshit GCSE standard British History, The famines and thousands slaughtered by the British army during the fight for independence don’t give you a clue as to why there was little love for England during WWII. How are they selling YOU out, their government gave (admittedly forced upon) them a democratic option to vote on the issue, something the population of the UK should push for themselves rather than blaming a small country thats on its arse thanks to the recession and would be hugely isolated by an ever growing Europe (The same Europe responsible for the huge improvement in infrastructure throughout Ireland) if it voted No again. I dont agree with their decision and none of my family voted for it, you can see clearly it was a liberal/left victory, but at least they got to vote. Cameron wont let us, Brown/Bliar ducked the issue completely and the Lib Dems could say they would burn the EU down and it wouldnt make a difference. Lets see if you want to call the Irish “greedy self centered twats” in O’Sheas in Manchester this week.

      • 131
        Grumpy Old Man says:

        My grand-mother, an O’Connell, came to England in the 1890′s. not only to escape the famines, but also to escape the activities of the Ribbon Gangs, whose idea of famine relief was to prevent the farmers from growing any food. So if you want to tell the truth about Eire, tell all of it you mendacious Fenian apologists.

  16. 47
    It was not me it was the other three says:

    I am Harman I am the law

    • 56
      Nothin' to see here just another Labour Minister who thinks they're above the law says:


      “According to police sources, Ms Harman is being investigated for driving without due care and attention, driving while illegally using a mobile phone and failing to stop after an accident, the most serious of the three offences.”

      Another Minister appears to think that laws are for the “little people”. Ordinary people have been given custodial sentences for fleeing the scene of a road accident particularly if using a mobile phone but no doubt Gordon has complete confidence in her and the police will feel that it is a “civil matter” between insurers and that a “friendly word of advice” has been given to Ms Harman regarding driving more carefully in future !!!!

      • 60
        Right Bastard says:

        This smug self-serving socialist harridan should be made an example of. She should be taken to a public place, stripped naked, have her hair shorn, tarred and feathered and let loose in the streets as an example of what the rest of her cabal might expect.

        • 65
          Thunderbox says:

          Steady on old boy. Seeing her stripped naked would be a punishment for the masses. I ca’nt think of anything more grotesque as a naked Hatty. I’d wager even her brush is made of razor wire.

  17. 54
    albacore says:

    Time to take the Long Walk, Judge Harpy.
    Judge Scotch Mist shouldn’t be too far behind, judging by the Mail’s latest revelations.

  18. 57
    First Sea Lord says:

    +++We are again at war in Europe+++

    After nearly 65 years we are again alone in the fight over our Island, this green and treasured land.
    As in all conflicts it starts over economic problems and perceived national injustice. The desire for Europe-wide domination.

    Again we stand alone, the last bastion of Freedom.

    • 64
      Right Bastard says:

      “Better to die on our feet than to live on our knees.”

      • 70

        Funny, I was jut thinking of that line in bed last night. You know the bit in Catch 22 where Yossarian is in some whoe house with an old feller whos says, (something like) when the communists ruled I was a communist, now the fascista are in charge I’m a fascist etc, and goes on to expound his philosophy that it’s better to live on your knees than die on your feet, and Yossarian… actually, was it Yossarian? maybe it was Dunbar. Anyway, says, surely you have that the wrong way round? And t’old man says it makes more sense my way….

        But it doesn’t,does it? We get one life, what is the point of a life of slavery? Better to die on your feet.

        There’s another bit in that book that always used to stir something inside me – towards the end -something like “Mobs, mobs. Everywhere in europe was in the hands of mobs – everywhere except England”. That used to make me proud and now it just makes me angry. For obvious fucking reasons.

        And today, Harman – above the law – the BBC elite – above paying tax – , artistic elites – those so-caring soggy left recipients of our arts subsidies – buggering off to avoid 50% tax. And now, worst of all, Frankie Boyle, the last worthwile scotsman, leaving Mock the Week.


        It’s not even half eight and all I can see are flames.

  19. 61
    Down with Brown! says:

    Why is the left so hostile to Israel?

    Because Israel is a democracy and a brave, proud, little country. The left want to turn us into a totalitarian state and suck all the fight out of the British people. We need to stand up for ourselves like the Israelis do.

  20. 62
    Thunderbox says:

    Harriet Harperson has just come in at No 6. She’s been caught doing a runner after a car accident. Obviously on drugs or over the alcopop limit. The Attorney General is on the case and a spot fine for a minor offence. There is no truth in the rumour that Patricia Hewitt’s son (that well known drug dealer) was in the vehicle at the same time. Long live the Sisterhood.

  21. 63
    We are all guilty says:

    Car-crash Harman is a woman, a lawyer and a Noblab minister.

    Her only offence is not being black.

    • 90
      Down with Brown! says:

      The Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation are calling it a “minor” car accident. Was she driving a Morris Minor or was she travelling with a miner?

  22. 67

    The European Union? THEY WON’T TAKE US ALIVE!!!

  23. 68
    Down with Brown! says:

    BBC paper review obviously written by the Labour party. The Biased Broadcasting Corporation is doing its very best to keep Labour in power.


    Why aren’t they making more of the Harman fleeing a crime scene story?

    • 71

      It was only technically a crime.

    • 74
      Engineer says:

      I remember AlJaBeeba making a big fuss about Willam Hague forgetting to pay his car-tax a few years ago. He promptly rectified his mistake, made an apology and seemed genuinely embarrassed, but the smug bastards still made a fuss about it on prime-time news broadcasts.

      • 116
        Baroness Jockland. says:

        Leave Harriet alone you sexist pigs. It’s just like not paying the congestion charge then err crashing into another vehicle while errr using a mobile phone and err leaving the scene.

        Anyways, you know where to find us, we’ve a duos ad on punternet. Best rates.


  24. 72

    List is mostly irrelevant or marginal drivel. So much for the online communities being ahead of the field. Recession? What recession?

  25. 75
    Engineer says:

    What do you call an Irishman with one brain cell?


  26. 80
    Down with Brown! says:

    Well done to Katherine Jenkins for turning down the request to sing at the Labour Party Conference.


  27. 81
    nell says:

    I see Cherie Blair has demanded and been given security protection from the taxpayer that will cost us £500K per annum.

    Harpyharriett has done a runner from a car accident – and I bet she doesn’t even get fined.

    And baroness scotland is now found to have not deducted taxes from her housekeeper’s wages or provided her with an employment contract.

    What next I wonder from this corrupt government?

  28. 82

    meglio un giorno da leone che cento da pecora

    “It is better to live one day as a lion then a hundred as a sheep”

  29. 88
    Down with Brown! says:

    Dave is on the right track promsing to overhaul the benefit system. Our government pays far too much money to far too many people because they don’t work. It’s time to get Britain working again.

  30. 91
    Down with Brown! says:

    Surprise, surprise leftie Polly on Marr starts with an anti-Tory rant. Isn’t she meant to be reviewing the papers?

  31. 92
    Winston Smith says:

    Jesus H…Polly Titby on Andrew Marr show…..making my breakfast come up again…

  32. 93
    Ratsniffer says:

    Ohhh just switched on Marr to see Harold Evans calling Taliban “murderous bastards”

  33. 95
    Down with Brown! says:

    Polly accuses the Tories of being full of toxins.

  34. 97
    Ratsniffer says:

    Call me Dave is supposed to be mates with Polly…with friends like that….who needs rabies?

  35. 100
  36. 105
    Doc Trough says:

    Ms Twaddle is wearing the Oaten necklace. It must be some sort of shabby party feast day.

  37. 106
    DelBoy says:

    I wood.

  38. 108
    oh dear dear me says:

    Dave=Bliar ,he’s doing the same trick as Brown does,what happened to the truth Dave.

  39. 109
    Ratsniffer says:

    Pravda line is obviously to stir up trouble for torys by trying to cause a split over europe….judging by Marr’s persistance….

  40. 117
    Cyco Billy says:

    The only Tory fringe I am interested in is the haircut they must give the banksters.

  41. 124
    Skippy says:

    Had Batty Hattie been at the Turps I wonder?

    Driving off after an accident would normally indicate something amiss with the drivers fitness to drive and would have PC plod around with a breathalyzer in very short measure. Was she breathalyzed ?Not interviewed until week later?

    No one above the law?

  42. 133

    [...] lot of moves in the rankings from yesterday.  Three new entries focused on law and order, plus another social event entering the top ten [...]

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