October 1st, 2010

Top 10 Most Popular Fringe Events at Tory Conference

Courtesy of the FringeList.com service, based on users who have registered to receive free SMS text message reminders to attend events, the top 10 most popular events on the fringe are in order:

  1. Iain Dale’s Diary Blogreaders Comedy Night
  2. The Big Society Party
  3. Rally For Boris
  4. Tesco & CCA Champagne Reception
  5. Cocktail Reception
  6. The Chief Minister of Gibraltar’s Reception
  7. Save The Great British Pub Drinks Party
  8. Bow Group Annual Drinks Reception
  9. Direct Democracy: The Coalition’s Big Idea
  10. Cutting Council Spending and Delivering Low Taxes

Top 50 Tory fringe events according to registrations can be found by clicking on tory.fringelist.com/popular. You can even find out which events Guido will be attending here. Which way is Brum?


  1. 1
    P. Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    I can tell you where Bum is but I have no idea where Brum is.

  2. 2
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “big society party”.

    I hope you don’t have to buy any second hand jam.

  3. 3

    will warsi pull out again?

  4. 4
    Praguetory says:

    I expect to see her at an event tomorrow.

  5. 5
    Sleepless in Kirkaldy says:

    I assume that party guests have to organise between themselves to bring the food and drink?

  6. 6
    Crikey says:

    “Direct democracy” sounds interesting. As long as they are talking about more than being able to vote on who becomes the local dog warden. Votes on the big issues would be welcome and they know what they are. Non of this pretending to be out of touch.

  7. 7
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Sorry. I am being negative. But something about it reminds me of old ladies in creaky wooden church halls.

    food and drink: stale scones and tea from a big stainless steel urn.

  8. 8
    Red Ed Militant says:

    We’re all being optimistic together

  9. 9

    ‘Iain Dale’s Diary Blogreaders Comedy Night’.

    That sounds fucking awful. I don’t know who Steve Nallon is but i have seen that German c*nt and he’s fucking awful, about as funny as bone cancer.

    Is Dale known for his sense of humour? cos it doesn’t look like it.

  10. 10
    Chris Huhne says:

    See you at Iain Dales Blogreaders comedy night

    I think David Laws is gay. I just went up to him, pulled out my cock and said, “Do you think this looks alright?”

    He said, “Leave it out, mate.”

  11. 11
    Red Ed the Unready says:

    Tax Tax Tax..Spend Spend Spend…we are NuGeneration me, Tessa, Diane, Shaun Woodward..No one has seen a team like us before!

  12. 12
    scouse twat says:

    You need a big stupid hat to go to the big society party

  13. 13

    Steve Nallon is a socialist impressionist who was one of the founders of the original Spitting Image, he is also a bit of a girlie and was the voice behind Margarets Spitting Image puppet.

    I don’t like the man/woman or his/her politics, but not a bad impressionist

  14. 14
    scouse twat says:

    Hmm a guinness topped Fawkes on a Karaoke mike, sounds like a rave man

  15. 15
    Martin Day BBC Travel Correspondent says:

    The Rally for Boris looks like being a “non starter”

    When Bob Crow says “jump” you “jump”

    London’s mayor was urged today to cancel his trip to next week’s Conservative Party conference and hold talks to avert another 24-hour Tube strike which will cause travel chaos.

    Thousands of members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) and the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) are set to walk out for 24 hours from 7pm on Sunday in a row over 800 job cuts

  16. 16
    Tony Blair says:

    I am a Geordie hippy
    And I live above the chippy
    ‘Till the boat comes in

  17. 17
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Tesco and CCA Champagne Reception? Looks like “Cast Irons”, firmness of purpose didn’t last long on the absence of bubbly did it?

  18. 18
    scouse twat says:

    Tesco champers party. Oh that rubs me the wrong way

  19. 19
    jgm2 says:

    Pave the underground railways and use them as bike lanes. We’ll be able to transport just as many people just as quickly that way.

    Oh, and fire all Bob’s little drones.

  20. 20

    Fuck ‘em, Boris is putting out extra buses and passenger boats to get people to work. The only effect this stupid fucking strike is going to have is to make hard working Londoners hate tube staff and Bob Crow even more.

    Shot themselves in the fucking feet AGAIN.


  21. 21
    Jon Monday says:

    Ah Warsi?

    Too incompetant for Alqieda – they wouldn’t have her, so she joined the Tories instead.

    Whatever does the most damage to English traditions of quiet freedom I spose.

    As for Gaydo’s poncing around the conference, gimme a break, we demand lulz and we demand them now. Hurry up faggot.

    I am Jon Monday.

  22. 22
    jgm2 says:

    Absolutely. Nobody is fooled by Bob Crow and his faux concern for ‘safety’. If Bob’s ‘members’ were all paid the same money to sit at home he’d be absolutely fucking delighted.

  23. 23
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    And another one.
    “Save the great british pub party”.

    Irony alert?

    In order of irony: conference venue, a wine bar, some shitey newbuilt chain pub, any pub in birmingham.

  24. 24
    Actions of a buffoon says:

    a waste of time and doomed to fail, one river accident and Boris is buried for good.

  25. 25
    jgm2 says:

    Surely it’ll be Bob’s fault if somebody drowns – for failing to provide a tube service.

  26. 26
    Tory PA Association says:

    and no swearing please

  27. 27
    jgm2 says:

    There are some very fine pubs in Birmingham. But ‘The Old Mill’ in Northfield isn’t one of them.

  28. 28
    Tory PA Association says:


  29. 29
    The Office Of Guido Fawkes says:

    Political blogger,Guido Fawkes said: “Boris seems determined to steal the show from David Cameron next week with a bout of union-bashing to cheer up delegates attending the Tory conference.

    “Even at this late hour, we would urge him to stop playing to the gallery and enter into urgent talks to resolve this dispute before Sunday evening.

    “This dispute is too serious for him to be playing politics. Cheap applause in Birmingham may help him one day to become leader of the Tory Party but it will not help the London travelling public to get to work on Monday

  30. 30
    Ctesibius says:

    Your comment sounds like Hugh Trevor-Roper’s wife who, when two guests told he they had spent the previous night in Birmingham, replied: ‘Birmingham? Whose place is that?’

  31. 31
    Have you nothing better to do... says:

    Any coincidence that most of these contain more tham a passing reference to “drink or party” and that they are in the top 10?

    I think we should be told.

  32. 32

    There’s no ‘lulz’ on your shitty blog, is there Jon, so you have to come here to find some and then slag off the host.


  33. 33
    Bob the Builder says:

    I rather like this one:

    Paving The Way To The Big Society: Groundwork Reception more >>
    at Lockside (5 Scotland Street) :

    Is it a bring your own spade do?

  34. 34
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Crow is a Stalinist-inspired thug with delusions of grandeur.Will he be on strike pay in Brotherly solidarity with the workers? Or will he continue to draw his full salary (and expenses) while the union members pay through the nose for his Quixotic fantasies? Is it even neccessary to ask the question?

  35. 35
    H.M.S Whimbrel says:

    Er so sounds a bit like a veiled threat! has the crow got a U-boat hidden somewhere ? mined the Thames ? Hmmm wouldn’t put it past the Nazi Von crow and his go slow troopers !

  36. 36
    Susie says:

    And it’s raining.

  37. 37
    Jaqui Smith says:

    where’s the ‘Things to do in Birmingham when it rains Committee’?

  38. 38

    Iain Dale comedy night? I bet they’re laying out the plastic sheets and cancelling A&E leave as we speak.

  39. 39
  40. 40
    Susie says:

    From past experience there’s nothing like a brisk autumn walk along the Embankment to set you up for the day.

    I used to like Tube Strikes because I could get on with stuff at work without interruptions.

  41. 41
    Moderniser Watch says:

    Nothing about Europe?

  42. 42
    H.M.S Whimbrel says:

    Rubbish the Mercat in Digbeth was a scream [quite literally as it was a Goth night! ] and they have tried to keep up with European trends! we have chairs and tables on the streets! admittedly they were thrown there though the windows but it’s a start !.

  43. 43
  44. 44
    Susie says:

    He’ll be nominated for a peerage by EdMiitant like Derek Simpson has been.

  45. 45
    Susie says:

    Yep October 5th (my birthday):

    11:45 — ‘Britain’s relationship with the EU under the Coalition’ speakers Doug Carswell, Dan Hannon, Bill Cash


  46. 46
  47. 47
    Cock Heads says:

    Which way is Brum?

    You can get there by train Guido, Dont drive for god sake, I think your driving ban in still in force.

  48. 48
    P. Doff says:

    Great idea which could have been done originally in the 1860s when the Boneshaker and London Underground were both new… but bicycles would be a bit of a boneshaker on the escalators nowadays don’t you think?

  49. 49
    A Curiously Coloured Sea Cucumber says:

    >Too incompetant for Alqieda


    Rearrange to make a well known phrase or saying. Or, to adopt the modern idiom:


  50. 50
    Hoots Mon says:


  51. 51
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Perché italiano?

  52. 52
    arse bandits says:

    Unions Leaders appear to suggest they will do anything as long as they are being paid “fairly”

  53. 53

    Pratica per affrontare i milanesi.

  54. 54
    Barry Norman says:

    movies lined up for showing throughout the week include these classics of the silver screen:

    1.the loneliness of the long distance bummer

    2.all about Dave (one man’s rise to the top)

    3.the bicycle thieves ( boris johnson remake)

    4.bambi – my role in his downfall (nick clegg prod)

    5.ET – the life and times of david miliband (outrageous comedy)

    6.when we were kings (retrospective imperialistic nostalgia piece)

    7.raiders of the lost gold (reflection on times before national debt)

    8.no country for old men ( or old women, teenagers, the middle classes or anyone who’s not a politician)

  55. 55
    Engineer says:

    There’s an RSPCA Beer and Curry night at 7:30pm on October 3rd. I’d avoid that one if I were you – there’s no telling where they’ll have aquired the meat for the curry.

  56. 56
    Willy Hague says:

    I’ll bring me own spad, me.

  57. 57
    Engineer says:

    But, being British, we’ll carry on regardless amongst a morass of dripping plastic macs, steaming tweeds and soggy flat caps, the whole scene pervaded by the gentle aroma of damp dog.

  58. 58
    the beast of clerkenwell says:

    I bet there have been a few occassions where Boris wishes that he had “pulled out” at the last minute

  59. 59
    Four Eyed English Genius says:

    You’re. Tut, tut!!

  60. 60
    The reality of the EU says:

    Off topic:

    Listening to the Irish radio news this morning, it seems that the ‘Free State’s economy has gone down the pan and is now passing around the U bend.

    I’ve also noticed that the EU is now turning nasty with all the other Finance Ministers threatening the ‘Free State with the big stick that will only sink Ireland deeper into the economic bog.

  61. 61
    Anti steaming-up glasses says:

    Watching your husband’s porn films??

  62. 62
    Phoney Bliar says:

    Hoist by you’re own petard.

    Hoist by your own petard.

    Educashun, educashion, edukayshon etc.

  63. 63
    David Milipede says:

    Sod off you shite.

  64. 64
    David Milipede says:

    You are Martin Day and I claim the Labour leadership. It’s mine I tell you. MINE!

  65. 65
    My Name is Adolf Hitler and I approve of this message says:

    moderation-smoderation. come on, I even got this posted in the bloody Guardian!

  66. 66
    Thomas is not a tank engine now he's been scrapped says:

    Poor little Robby losing 800 of his storm troopers,that bad PFI deal a while back must really be pissing him off,how the rail unions have fallen in power from public ownership to private ownership is a delight for the poor ripped off traveller.

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    It’ll probably include that Hunt Tom Greeves. He tries to paint himself as a right wing comedian – it’s his USP to compensate for being as funny as sharing a room with Hague. In reality he’s a PC obsessed wankstain. Should be a barrel of laughs!

  68. 68
    Referendum not cast iron says:

    Ooooh Germany and France will have to pay up lots of Euro’s to keep the Emerald Isle going,that’ll piss them off,should have taken the first vote of the referendum as to what the Irish wanted,trying to be clever and corrupt at the same time sometimes has side effects.

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Automated drivers – that’s the way forward. The technology is already proven in other countries so should be easy to phase in and then pahse out, all those overpaid, underworked gobshites.

  70. 70
    Potkettle says:

    As all Londoners know the bloody drivers starting pay is 33K.
    There is little need for most of the ticket offices that are closing, statistically they are selling one or two tickets a day from the ones they are closing.

    These lefty militants have NO support in the wider community

  71. 71
    Senator Bloodn' Gore says:

    Birmingham – City of more miles of canals (fully renovated) than Venice, more bistrots than Venice (or Lyon), sadly since the downturn Broad Street is not the place it was, however, it does have more lap/poll dancing clubs than anywhere else in the UK. Best hotel? Brockencote Hall (16 miles away:), best parking? slip the boys at the Hyatt £20 and you’re in with a 20 yard (covered if it’s raining) walk to conference, otherwise the Mailbox and a 5 minutes walk. Restaurants – Simpsons and Purnells have got Michelin stars, Hotel du Vin is preferable (more food and cheaper). No Bell Pottinger Champagne this year, sadly, so it’s down to Tesco.

    How to get there? head out to White City/Acton/Northolt up the M40 turn right past the NEC and follow the signs. Take armoured/bulletproof vehicle to avoid Al Quaeda hotspots during trip from Motorway to City Centre. A skilled linguist to translate from Brummie is a good idea. Avoid Deborah Mattinson (now a media personality rather than a failed pollster) at all costs (Dale published her book so she’s bound to be there).

  72. 72
    Mike Hunt says:

    Was intrigued by the combination, think I will give it a miss too.

  73. 73
    Referendum not cast iron says:

    Don’t expect anything on the EUSSR from mr Cast Iron,he like the rest of the politician’s won’t say a word as they like the pensions they will recieve if they are good Europeans.

  74. 74
    curry don't worry says:

    You’ll be ok, the RSPCA are now just another pressure group,just like most of the big charities.

  75. 75
    Can't remember my moniker says:

    Buona fortuna!

  76. 76
    QWERTY says:

    You missed off the BBC’s “We hate fucking Tories” champagne and Vaseline night

  77. 77
    South of the M4 says:

    Intentionally as this one plays every night to a packed audience.

  78. 78

    Nope. No Lulz. Just sad bitchy politics people who won’t ever change, or do, anything in life whatsoever.


  79. 79
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “poll dancing clubs”. I shall not try to imagine, uh oh, I thought of Ann Widdecombe.

  80. 80
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    HA … so you’ve raised me one good pub in birmingham and its closed.

  81. 81
    My Name is Adolf Hitler and I approve of this message says:

    Then they removed it.

    A post not fit for the gaurdian is to be expected, but for this website im surprised!

    Anyhoo all i did was link the environmental video message below and a little light hearted comment comparing them with the Nazis…i didnt even swear!

  82. 82
    Sir Everard Digby says:

    Safety -perhaps Bob could have a word with the driver of the Circle Line train I was on last week. He entered the cab with a basketball and merrily threw it against the cab wall throughout the trip.

    Either he should be shot ,or the train can operate without a driver.

  83. 83

    Great list! There are a few more that I can think of off the top of my head, but your list still covers the best ones.

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