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?

  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!

  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.

  5. 5
    Silent Bob says:

  6. 6
    Gordon Brown says:


    How to do a poo without fouling the toilet pan

  7. 7
    Labour says:

    Where’s Gordon?

  8. 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.

  9. 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


  10. 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.

  11. 11
    ToonBob... says:

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

  12. 12
    Lord Scalded Bollock says:

    I told you not to mention it !

  13. 13
    Our Host says:

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    I didn’t know Hutton was an asset stripper? How ironic…

  15. 15
    Pawn Sandwich says:

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

  16. 16

    Ah – there’s the rub – “Labour friends OF…” – no one wants to be “friends of Labour”.

    Hope I cleared that up.

  17. 17
    Reporting Restrictions? says:

  18. 18
  19. 19
  20. 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.

  21. 21
    ToonBob... says:

    Guilty m’lord…. it was ‘er wot done it !!

  22. 22
    AC1 says:

    “reporting restrictions in place” For what possible reason?

  23. 23
    Chutney says:

    I thought you joined Labour because you

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

  24. 24
    AC1 says:

    “Arbeit Macht Frei” Foundation.

  25. 25
    AC1 says:

    > How can Labour develop good policy for government?

    Never get elected.

  26. 26
    AC1 says:

    I’d vote for a government that promised to do that.

  27. 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

  28. 28
    AC1 says:

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

  29. 29
    Money buys the nest lawyers says:

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

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

  33. 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. 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.


  35. 35
    annette curton says:

    Being rich enough to hire a QC for what was minor traffic offence that has now turned into perverting the course of justice and perjury.

  36. 36
    Slippier than Vaz says:

    He’s trying to get the case dismissed in a closed court.


  37. 37
    Greychatter says:

    Not many English names.

  38. 38
    If she was Labour leader says:

    Biggest landslide ever

  39. 39
    annette curton says:

    My French lessons were not very good, what does Tubes D’un Jour mean?.

  40. 40
    Always knew he had his head in the sand but this is ridiculous ! says:

    Heres Gordon sighted in Aberdeen !


  41. 41
    Anonymous says:

    Sod that – what’s the lady’s name???

  42. 42
    Johnny Logical says:

    He wants to restrict reporting and the judge agrees

  43. 43
    Nothing but the best for the workers says:

    He’ll be wandering round in a dj carrying a tray of canapes.

  44. 44
    annette curton says:

    I think the clue is top left, begins with an A.

  45. 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.

  46. 46
    Religion: The Original Sin says:

    Count the non- immigrant names !!!!


  47. 47
    AC1 says:

    That sounds more like a bi-polar disorder.

  48. 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

  49. 49
    annette curton says:

    A ski jump.

  50. 50
    Deep Froat says:

    Labour Rocket Launcher Lovers club eh? Still what does it matter there’s only jews on the other end of these unguided missiles. And nobody in Labour likes jews anyway right?

  51. 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.

  52. 52
    Lopside says:

    What has she got to smirk about?

  53. 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?

  54. 54

    What – he fancies both male and female Arctic bears?

  55. 55

    Good heavens! She almost give ME a semi.

  56. 56
    soapy says:

    A day out on the Paris Metro (I think)

  57. 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?

  58. 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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