October 1st, 2012

Five Most Popular Fringe Events at Labour Conference

The most popular fringe events today at Labour Party conference are according to FringeList.com as of the time this went to pixel:

#1 Ed Balls MP in conversation with New Statesman

#2 Europe Reception

#3 From opposition to opportunity: How can Labour develop good policy for government?

#4 It’s innovation, stupid: Is the strategy for growth working?

#5 Labour Friends of Palestine & the Middle East reception sponsored by Unite

Based on advanced registrations by users of the FringeList App.


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    “Labour friends ” < Oxymoron?


    • 7
      Labour says:

      Where’s Gordon?


    • 22
      Chutney says:

      I thought you joined Labour because you

      1) had no friends
      2) you were a nazi
      3) both of the above


      • 28
        AC1 says:

        Sounds like Ed Balls.
        No mates at school.
        dresses in SS uniform.


        • 33
          Dudley says:

          wikipedia – The Nazis argued that capitalism damages nations due to international finance, the economic dominance of big business, and Jewish influences within it. Adolf Hitler, both in public and in private, held strong disdain for capitalism; he accused modern capitalism of holding nations ransom in the interests of a parasitic cosmopolitan rentier class. He opposed free-market capitalism’s profit-seeking impulses and desired an economy in which community interests would be upheld. He distrusted capitalism for being unreliable, due to it having an egotistic nature, and he preferred a state-directed economy.

          hmmm…….sounds a bit like the Labour / Guardian’s standpoint


        • 34
          Bluto says:

          “Fringe” is right:


          A person that is on the edge of sanity, usually from sleep deprivation, drug abuse, lack of exercise, or a general sense of social anxiety. This is normally a person you are always cautious about when bringing around industrious, socially pleasant, “normal” people.

          Symptoms of being fringe include: (a) bringing up vague and confusing topics of conversation at any given time, such as the Tao Te Ching or John Lennon; (b) rapid mood swings, more commonly aggression or despair; (c) telling pointless jokes and laughing for an extensive period of time, and then crying afterward.



  2. 2
    johnwardmedway says:

    I just love number five: it sums up most of Labour in just a few words – Unite (the union), Friends of Palestine, ‘sponsored by’… You just couldn’t make it up!


    • 15
      Pawn Sandwich says:

      Nothing wrong with the workers paying for the buffet, after all, the same happens in the HoC.


  3. 3
    Chuka Umunna says:

    #6 Troughing for Profit; My Story, sponsored by Keith Vazeline


  4. 4
    jgm2 says:

    #3 From opposition to opportunity: How can Labour develop good policy for government?


    How indeed.


    • 25
      AC1 says:

      > How can Labour develop good policy for government?

      Never get elected.


    • 30
      Ed Sillyband says:

      #3– Hey, we’ve got two-and-a-half-years to get it all down pat, not like in the old days when you had to have a plan ready at all times, in case an election were to have been called! Let’s get cracking and get it sorted this time, mates!


  5. 5
    Silent Bob says:


  6. 6
    Gordon Brown says:


    How to do a poo without fouling the toilet pan


  7. 8
    Greychatter says:

    Will Hutton – Not a good reference:

    On 21 October 2010 the Work Foundation was acquired by Lancaster University for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition followed a winding-up petition due to insolvency filed in the High Court, citing a pension deficit. At the time of the purchase the pension fund which had about 600 members, including a number of the 43 current employees, had a funding deficit of £27m. It was indicated that the two institutions would build on a record of previous collaboration between the university’s business school and the Work Foundation, which would continue to operate from its headquarters in Westminster.


  8. 9
    The Huhne Trial has started today. Is there a press blackout? says:




    christopher huhne
    vasiliki pryce


    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Case Started – 09:28
    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Case adjourned until 14:00 – 11:30
    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Resume – 14:03
    For Mention (Defendant to Attend) – Case adjourned until 14:30 – 14:10



  9. 10
    Nigel Farage says:

    I can’t wait for #2 Europe Reception.

    There is a strong whisper that Monsieur Hollande will be cracking jokes at this event.


  10. 11
    ToonBob... says:

    No.5 ……. Palestine, Middle East, always looking for a cause celebre, shame the IRA are no longer viable victims ……. flocking titheeds !!


  11. 20
    AC1 says:

    Innovation leads to growth?

    Not directly. Innovation is a consequence of a competitive market, and that’s the real pre-requisite fro growth.


  12. 27
    Dudley says:

    In 2013 Labour Conference they hope to unveil the Brown Shithouse

    The shithouse is a surprise for Gordon Brown as it has been built out the the various carrier bags of house bricks that he has deposited a many a Labour drinks function over the years


  13. 31
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Five Most Popular Fringes at Tory Conference.

    Dan Hanaahannannnaaan. – Why I’m moving towards the fruit cakes.

    Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson – How did this happen.

    Louise Mensch – Farewell cocktail party.

    Andy Coulson – Farewell cocktail party.

    Baroness Warsi – I’m still standing.


    • 45

      Someone’s writing better material for you, Mousey.

      Has Milwank Tower brought in some fresh writers for their Trolls?….. for free of course, because the experience will look good on their CV.


  14. 32
    The closing night act for the conference says:


  15. 38
    If she was Labour leader says:

    Biggest landslide ever


  16. 48
    COOEEE !! says:

    Anyone there ??

    Does anyone on here know anythin about computers , an that ??

    I got HDD failure in RAID 0 (yeah , I knows :((…..) array , ain’t I ??

    No shop round here seems to have 160GB replacement .

    Can I whack in a 250 or 320 gig to pair wiv the 160 wot still works ??

    I knows I end up havin equivalent of 320 wotever , but will it work ??

    Effin stripin is a shitty idea , I thinks :( This second time I lost evrythin in 18 months .

    Ta in anticipation . E x


    • 51
      Nothing but the best for the workers says:

      Ed, you just have to ask your secretary for a new laptop and she will bill the expenses people like she always does.


  17. 53
    nellnewman says:

    I’m finding it difficult not to laugh at bullyballs and militwit at this labour conference.

    They trashed the country and spent us into perfidy now they’re prancing around saying they have the solution to rebuild. Rebuild! And they really expect us to believe and trust them?!

    At the same time the only thing bullyballs can talk about is how to spend more money and how he’ll make the economy permanently grow with no more boom and bust. Ha! remember that one?


  18. 57
    Lucius Calidius Eroticus says:

    The damage caused by the Labour Party to this country over the years is comparable to that caused by the NSDAP. Could you imagine the press running highlights of a NSDAP conference in the forties?


  19. 58
    David Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    So no doubt then that Labour are now entirely in the grip of the Muslim lobby.

    Getting the Saudis and others to spend all that oil money on spin and PR firms is certainly paying off for that lobby with the left.


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