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!


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

    Did they fix the sewage?

  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?

  3. 3
    The Grim Reaper says:

    Loves Labours Lost

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

  4. 4
    Pepper says:

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

  5. 5
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

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

  6. 6
    Tony Blair, Millionaire aka Emir of Kuwait, Mark 2 says:

    Only a straight kinda guy could ever write that TT

  7. 7
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    They are the sewage.

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


    Maybe because young Neo is a more likable bloke?

    The human face of Order-Order?

    Just sayin……

  9. 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?

  10. 10
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    Shameless ??

  11. 11
    Denis MacShameless says:

    Hi !!

  12. 12
    His Eminence Anthony Lynton Blair says:

    Only to catch the dribbles from the collective regressive alliance of bruvvers, sistas, cretins & comrades (and Tuscan tax payers)

  13. 13
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Looking for Dianne Fatbott…………

  14. 14
    Polly's Villa in Tuscany says:

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

  15. 15
    Woody Allen says:

    Morgan Freeman Free To Marry Step-Granddaughter

    With his divorce finalized, the actor may head to the altar with a much-younger family member.

    Freeman and E’Dina’s affair began when when she was just a teenager

    the Oscar-winner has vowed to make a “decent” woman out of his step-granddaughter and father her children!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t know,

    I spent twenty minutes trying to argue my way out!


  19. 19
    a doctor asks says:

    How’s the itchy front bottom?

  20. 20
    Ewanme says:

    I still luvs ya , darlin x

    I can do vitriol if you wants .

    E x .

  21. 21
    Clarence says:

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

  22. 22
    V says:

    Can confirm that they didn’t let him in.

  23. 23
    Shut That Door says:

    “Hugh Grant added some stardust”

    Fairy dust, more like

  24. 24
    Splooge says:


  25. 25
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    TT wasn’t there was he?

  26. 26
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    You’ve provided your own answer.

  27. 27
    Anonymous says:

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

  28. 28
    Primrose Hill Marxist says:

    I think Guido offered her his pork sword, no wonder she’s pissed.

  29. 29
    Primrose Hill Marxist says:
  30. 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!

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 33
    gurka the mercenary says:

    I though Evan Davies was a Liberal , what is he doing in Lioverpool??

  34. 34
    Jimmy says:

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

  35. 35
    Shameless Handycock says:

    Hi !!

  36. 36
    To be born white & English is to have won first prize in the lottery of life! says:

    …..for a blow job?

  37. 37
    Osama the Nazarene says:


  38. 38
    Ferry 'cross the Mersey says:

    You mean Evan Harris? Maybe he’s looking for a safe seat somewhere, doesn’t matter which party.

    Alternatively, it could be that he’s from Liverpool. Unlike most of the local MPs…

  39. 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?

  40. 40
    The Cabinet Secretary says:

    Is stardust some sort of cocaine?

  41. 41
    Mangledbum says:

    I’m always looking for seats – safe or otherwise.

  42. 42
    Hypocrite of Hackney says:

    It’s a fiver and I’ll even take my teeth out.

  43. 43

    He’s certainly a wanker!

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