Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What’s Hot on the Fringe Tomorrow

fringelist-buttonA little bit earlier than midnight, here is what is hot on the Tory fringe based on registrations with FringeList.com:

The Top 10:

  1. Iain Dale’s Blog Readers’ Party
  2. Tweet for Change/Bloggers meet up
  3. Trust in Politics: How to get it back
  4. Lucky Number 10NEW ENTRY
  5. Champagne Reception – The Conservative Local Government receptionNEW ENTRY
  6. What Priorities in Europe for a Conservative Government?NEW ENTRY
  7. Beers of Europe: ReceptionNEW ENTRY
  8. Picking Winners: Can engineering succeed where finance failed?NEW ENTRY
  9. Housing Poverty: From social breakdown to social mobilityNEW ENTRY
  10. The Rural Reception

James Cleverly (Boris’ ambassador) was raving about the service, his itinerary is public here : tory.fringelist.com/jamescleverly.  Jesse Norman is advertising his speaking itinerary here : tory.fringelist.com/jesse_norman and James Bethell is very busy tory.fringelist.com/jamesbethell.  See who is going where via tory.fringelist.com/goersHundreds of delegates have received thousands of text reminders this week…

Night in the Cell for Champagne Grabber

Guido knows the name of the boozy delegate who at 2 a.m. decided that nicking a bottle of champagne in a locked down secure zone seemed like a good idea.

He got out of jail this morning.

Lord Falconer at Tory Conference

FalconerBig Brother Watch’s Alex Deane spotted Lord Falconer outside the Tory Conference. With Cameroons openly speculating about welcoming some Blairites into their big tent, one wonders what he is doing in town. Surely he would be one Blairite too far, though he wants Brown out – sooner – and more sorely than the Tories do.

As to why he was hanging around he was keeping schtum…

What’s Hot on the Fringe

fringelist-buttonA few more changes last night to the Fringelist.com top events derived from the most registrations made by conference goers to receive free SMS text reminders.

The new #1 is the Sunlight Centre’s “Disinfecting Parliament: Debate on MP’s expenses.” The debate will be chaired by Home Office whistleblower Chris Galley and Guido will be arguing on the panel with Jacqui Smith’s media defender, John Rentoul, the Independent’s political correspondent and Mark Wallace from the Taxpayers’ Allliance.

The Top 10:

  1. Disinfecting Parliament: Debate on the Shadow Report into MP’s expenses
  2. Iain Dale’s Blog Readers’ Party
  3. Conference Pride
  4. Would we be Beter Off Out of the European Union?NEW ENTRY
  5. Save Our Pubs and Clubs Drinks Party
  6. Tweet for Change/Bloggers meet up
  7. Trust in Politics: How to get it backNEW ENTRY
  8. Murdoch was right! The case against the BBCNEW ENTRY
  9. The Rural ReceptionNEW ENTRY
  10. A Reception to launch Progressive ConservativesNEW ENTRY

Six new entries compared to yesterday’s movers-and-shakers listOnly twenty-six receptions remaining over the next two nights…


Seen Elsewhere

Grayling: Bercow Faces Questions | Sun
Paul Flynn Could Learn a Lot From a Trip to Israel | Breitbart
50 Shades of Grayling | Speccie
Bercow’s £12,000 of VIP Sporting Freebies | Sun
Aldous Huxley v George Orwell | FatPita
Blinkered BBC is Ripe for Reform | David Keighley
Calls for Bercow to Face Inquiry | Mail
Labour Mad to Fight Tories on Tax | Dan Hodges
Right to be Forgotten is a Disaster | Padraig Reidy
Dave Could Be Finished Before 50 | James Forsyth
Why Do Politicians Keep Getting Caught on Tape? | BBC


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Knifed former civil service chief Bob Kerslake on his recent troubles:

“Many thks for kind wishes following back opn. Incision measured 16cm. A pretty big knife in the back! Photos on request.”



TJ says:

And i’ve noticed that 100% of Guido Fawkes staff are men. Looks like Guido has a woman problem. Or is it an hypocrisy problem?


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