Friday, September 14, 2012

Unofficial Tory Party Conference T-Shirt On Sale Now

Last week Guido gave you a sneak preview of what would be the must have fashion item of Tory party conference, and now you too can buy this political fashion accessory. Demand is high so make sure you get your order in early…

The T-shirts are just £10 (plus £3 postage and packaging) and you can order by simply clicking on the size you want below:

               

See you in Birmingham…

Guto Visits the Welsh Wizards

Some strange goings on over at the Plaid Cymru annual conference in Wales today. As Guido reported earlier they kicked things off promising to magic some growth by reducing oil usage, and now they have been graced by the presence of a somewhat unexpected guest:

As if that were not enough Plaid’s new leader Leanne Wood has given her maiden speech, telling conference goers:

Moving swiftly on…

EU Costs Britain £150 Billion a Year

The referendum calls have been gathering pace over the last few days, and they will hardly be sated by the latest findings from the Freedom Association pressure group. Their new report out today is claiming that the UK is £150 billion a year worse off as a result of being a member of the EU. That’s 10% of GDP. 

With Jose Manuel Barroso calling for a “federation of nation states” it’s hardly surprising that 50 MPs have signed up to a new all-party referendum group. And still Dave made the point of not promoting eurosceptics in the reshuffle…

Friday Caption Contest (Kill Strategy Edition)

This week the winner will receive a copy of the new Toryboy the Movie DVD, hitting the shelves in October.

The film that exposed Sir Stuart Bell’s lazy life in Paris is a must-watch for any fans of the Thick of It. The likes of Jesse Norman, Ron Halfon and Lord Ashcroft found it hilarious, so don’t miss out on your chance to win.

Usual rules apply…

Poll Verdict: No to Publishing Kate Topless Pics

Will Straw Running For Lancashire Labour Candidacy

A little birdy told Guido that Will Straw has been spending time in the Lancashire seat of Rossendale and Darwen. He wrote a piece back in May about how Labour can win in the region, and Guido’s red rose wearing co-conspirator also noticed Will’s Twitter feed has a growing interest in the area. When Guido questioned Will this morning, the dynasty in the making was not denied:

“There is a desperate need for a good candidate to take on the local Tory who won in 2010… I’m talking to local people about whether that right candidate is me.”

With his dad’s seat in the region too, he conveniently already supports the local football team. Kennington’s loss is Lancashire’s gain…

Sacked Tory Minister Forms Reshuffle Victims Dining Club

A popular sacked Tory minister is setting up a “drinking/dining club” to offer “mutual support, counselling” and a “jolly good time” for  fellow “victims of the September 4th reshuffle”. Emailing said MPs with “Dear Colleague Fatality” , the former minister asks for views on whether Lords or even “the dreaded LibDems” should be allowed in. In honour of the date, the proposed name is the Geronimo Club after the surrender of the Red Indian chieftain on September 4, 1886. Just what the PM needs – all his recent enemies plotting together. Mr Brady’s post-bag will surely swell the next day…

Kate Middleton Topless Photos

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Yeo Refuses to Deny He Benefits From Conflicts of Interest

Readers will be aware of how Guido has shone light on Tim Yeo’s conflicts of interest over the last few weeks. Yeo makes a six-figure sum from his green investments while serving as chair of the Energy and Climate Change select committee. When asked this week if used his position to benefit financially Yeo gave a markedly cagey response, going on to accuse Guido of trying to undermine him:

“I do get frustrated when people say, ‘he’s just saying this green stuff in order to promote his businesses’, because the oldest business interest is five years old and no one who’s looked at what I’ve been saying for 20 years can possibly say I’ve changed my views because of that. The pieces I’ve read have not been in the Guardian or the Financial Times, they’ve come from journalists who have very, very strong views of their own. I think they’re looking at ways to undermine my credibility – they can see I’m a rather influential and persuasive advocate of greener policies.”

Note how he dodges the question of whether he benefits financially from the green policies he advocates. No.10 have started to ask questions but still Yeo insists there’s nothing to see here. Though he remains silent on why he stood down from Eco City Vehicles this week. 


Seen Elsewhere

PC Worries Prevent Police Protecting Young Girls | Jill Kirby
Miliband Should Win Rochester | Martin Kettle
Thatcher Minister Sir John Nott ‘Voted for UKIP’ | Times
Time to Listen to Drugs Experts | Guardian
Drug Laws Don’t Work | Times
Our Moral Duty to Cut Taxes | David Cameron
Greens Ahead of LibDems | Guardian
Channel 4 to Spoof UKIP Election Win | Guardian
The Threat to Press Freedom | Paul Dacre
White House Scoop Strategy | Post
Labour Council Retweets BNP Endorsement | HandF Forum


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