September 27th, 2011

Feeling the Love

Guido was beginning to get a little disappointed at the lack of vitriol against him at his first ever Labour conference visit, though that soon changed as the sun went down and the beer started flowing last night. Popping in to pay his respects to the great and good  at last night’s Guardian party, Guido’s face to face encounters with some blog favourites are worth recollecting. It would be fair to say Luciana Berger isn’t a happy reader and doesn’t find jokes about the Ferry ‘cross the Mersey funny. On the other hand  MumsNet’s mum-in-chief Justine Thompson confessed she voted for Guido #1 in the Total Politics blog awards. It’s the blog they love to hate…

Hugh Grant added some stardust to the affair, though Guido was a little sad not to get his moment and a chance to chat about the Cayman Islands, hypocrisy and hedge funds with either Polly or Alan Rusbridger. Security on the door was tight, and no sign of Draper. Perhaps after it took twenty minutes to argue his way in to the New Statesman party the night before he decided not to bother even trying…

UPDATE: A co-conspirator points reminds Guido that the funniest moment at the Guardian reception was watching Dr Death (Evan Harris) look daggers at Chris Bryant when he spirited Hugh Grant away from him. Later on Dawn Butler took pictures of Hugh with Emily Thornberry. Hugh has form for lively black girls, so Dawn probably thought she stood a chance. Not with Bryant and Evan there!


43 Comments

  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Did they fix the sewage?

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  2. 2
    Tuscan Tony says:

    “it took twenty minutes to argue his way in to the New Statesman party”

    Why would a sane person do that?

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  3. 3
    The Grim Reaper says:

    Loves Labours Lost

    and I’d have bought you a pint or two, Mr Fawkes

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  4. 4
    Pepper says:

    Congratulations, Guido: you’re now part of the establishment.

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  5. 5
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    Fuck me, that roll call of Socialists reads like the cast of ……………

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  6. 8
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Guido

    Maybe because young Neo is a more likable bloke?

    The human face of Order-Order?

    Just sayin……

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  7. 9
    Anonymous says:

    What was Hugh Grant doing at the conference of the party of the organisers of Rebecca Brooks’ birthday, the godparents of Murdoch’s children, etc etc?

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  8. 14
    Polly's Villa in Tuscany says:

    So did Luciana get hammered again and go all coke and threesomes with Baldwin and Sion??

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  9. 16
    nell says:

    What were they partying about?

    Or were they drowning their sorrows? That’s about it. That’ll be why twatson was three sheets to the wind and busking at the door with a guitar.

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  10. 17
    What a plonker. says:

    What on earth was that halfwit Hugh Grant doing at the Socialist Labour
    party conference ? He was just spouting drivel.

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  11. 20
    Ewanme says:

    I still luvs ya , darlin x

    I can do vitriol if you wants .

    E x .

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  12. 21
    Clarence says:

    Did you talk football with Luciana and ask her how she thought Colin Dalglish was getting on at Liverpool?

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  13. 22
    V says:

    Can confirm that they didn’t let him in.

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  14. 27
    Anonymous says:

    this blog post should be called “Getting Pissed With Luvvies”

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  15. 30
    dads for two aircraft carriers says:

    Keep up the good word Guido. Someone needs to keep an eye on these idiots. I saw delegate on the tv today who said he wouldn’t take any orders about public spending by rich people which means he would, presumably, from someone who didn’t have any personal income. In policy terms, it makes no difference!

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  16. 31
    non believer says:

    Presume you mean Justine Thompson?

    You’re a sloppy incompetent fucker Guido, god help us if you’re the future of political discourse in this country

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    • 32
      non believer says:

      “Presume you mean Justine Roberts, rather than Justine Thompson”

      that was an ironic ipad cut and paste disaster; i’m not bigging myself up as being at the head of some new media movement however.

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  17. 34
    Jimmy says:

    You have a rare gift. Few commentators have a prose style that truly captures the sheer dullness of a party conference.

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  18. 39
    Chairman of Selectors says:

    What in the name of fuck is Hugh Grant doing endorsing these bastards? He’s a multi-property owning, privately educated, sports car driving wanker is he not?

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Early start: appearing on Breakfast With Frost, to be broadcast from 11 Downing Street. The Chancellor [Gordon Brown] is grouchily amiable, but so earnest — and still biting his fingernails to the quick.

After the show, he took us upstairs to his flat. He lives above No 10, while Blair and family are in the No 11 duplex, which is bigger and more like a proper house.

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They looked quite large, but I don’t think they belong to Gordon. I assume they belong to his girlfriend [Sarah Macaulay, who he later married].

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