Ronnie Cohen and Gordon

A useful source told Guido some time ago to watch Ronnie Cohen and his bankrolling of Gordon’s ambitions. Whilst Ronnie Cohen is not in the same billionaire league as Lord Sainsbury he is heading towards being a demi-semi-billionaire. So he could give a mere tenth of his wealth and bail out the Labour party from debt – Lord Ronnie of Gordon’s Gratitude?

Ronnie made his money through venture capitalists Apax Partners. Apax is one of Britain’s leading buy-out firms and provides private equity funding for a huge number of PFI deals. The scale of Apax’s capital raising is impressive, giving a few million to Gordon would only be fair, after all if it wasn’t for PFI deals in the NHS and the like, Apax would be a lot less successful than it is today. Any donations to the Gordon for PM Campaign would be a small pay-back for all the millions he has made as a result of PFI. It would be rude not to give thanks.

All About Katy

Boris Media Frenzy

Launch Trailer

Live Blogging Cameron

Long pause – gulp – and he starts stiffly. Couple of jokes and he is off. Actually it’s a mini-stand up routine. Pot Kettle Black joke re Blair.

Praises McCain – cracks about Labour having the last president at their conference and the Tories having the next.

More stand-up about Labour’s in-fighting. It is a bit slow. Waffling on about the centre-ground. Building on the centre. Centre is where it is at – middle of nowhere social responsibility is what Liberal Conservativism is all about…

Attacks bureaucracy of New Labour’s statist solutions [to applause], lists some of Labour’s “hubristic failures of big government”, says society not the same thing as the state – “Social responsibility is not state responsibility” – praises public sector “professionals” – attacks centralised plans and contrasts with localised social responsibility.

[A bit of a yawn here] Something about building a new house in the new centre in the new century… err, optimistic and ready to win. Things can only get better… “Let sunshine win the day…”


If you want to know what I’m all about, I can explain it one word. That word is optimism. I am optimistic about human nature. That’s why I will trust people to do the right thing. Labour are pessimists. They think that without their guidance, people will do the wrong thing. That’s why they want to regulate and control. So let us show clearly which side we are on. Let optimism beat pessimism. Let sunshine win the day. And let everyone know that the Conservative Party is ready. Ready to serve. Ready to fight. Ready to win.

Summary – some not bad jokes to start, explained THE BIG IDEA: “social responsibility”, with some Blairesque guff to finish.


UPDATE : Cameron will deliver another conference closing speech at the end of the week.

Can the Heir to Blair Match Blair?

According to newspaper reports Blair’s speech to the Labour party mesmerised Cameron when he was watching it. Tony’s last turn was without doubt an undeniably class act. Cameron’s leadership winning speech last year was good, but brilliant only in comparison to David Davis. Dave prowled around the stage empathatically, he did passion, he did fresh and they lapped it up. The act isn’t so fresh and we know most of the lines now. The media narrative for the conference is already focusing on the speech, which is highly risky for the Tories. Team Cameron had already decided to focus on “Brand Cameron” exclusively before knowing that the Blair speech would be such a tough act to follow. Dave’s performance at PMQs has been equal to Tony, will his conference speech match him?

Launching Soon:

Levy’s Consolation Prize

The was a touching scene the night before last in Albert Square, Manchester. Lord Levy was consoling a very worried man. Sleazy Levy had one hand on the man’s shoulder and the other gripping his elbow as a taxi waited.

[…]

+ READ MORE +

Hutton v Brown? What has he got to lose?

He has recently sorted out his contact lenses and started getting his hair done more fashionably. He hasn’t endorsed Brown and he is careful in interviews not to do so using a word formula that is in itself revealing. He

[…]

+ READ MORE +

Blair Erased from Conference Programme?

Sunday Opening Session : Welcoming words from Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, Renewing the Party for the Future, Party Chair Hazel Blears MP, Scottish Report : First Minister Jack McConnell MSP, Welsh Report : First Minister Rhodri

[…]

+ READ MORE +

LibDem Tit-Bits

Poor sound quality but Charlie really did say “the British public are too thick to understand how to operate a proportional system of voting.”*

LibDem leader in a visit to a non-alcoholic juice bar – what point was Ming […]

+ READ MORE +



Tip offs: 0709 284 0531
team@Order-order.com

Quote of the Day

Sky News ask a “Labour representative” where the local St George’s Day events are. He replies:

“You’re better off asking the UKIP candidate” 

Top Posts This Week

Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.

Facebook

Flashback: Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister Opposed Rent Controls Flashback: Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister Opposed Rent Controls
What’s Claret and Blue? What’s Claret and Blue?
Media Idiocy Media Idiocy
Tom Baldwin Wrote Toxic Migrant Briefing Tom Baldwin Wrote Toxic Migrant Briefing
Ed Weaponises Dead Migrants Ed Weaponises Dead Migrants
Taking the P**s: ANDROID IN APPLE UROLAGNIA SHOCKER Taking the P**s: ANDROID IN APPLE UROLAGNIA SHOCKER

TELEGRAPH TELLING FRACKING PORKIES TELEGRAPH TELLING FRACKING PORKIES
ED MILIBAND IS READY ED MILIBAND IS READY
MILIBAND’S IDEOLOGICAL GURU IN PAY OF SAIF GADDAFI MILIBAND’S IDEOLOGICAL GURU IN PAY OF SAIF GADDAFI
PEAK #SEXYMILIBAND REACHED PEAK #SEXYMILIBAND REACHED
A Lifelong Labour Voter Speaks A Lifelong Labour Voter Speaks
NUS Conference Censor UKIP NUS Conference Censor UKIP
Plug Pulled on Labour Interview, Again! Plug Pulled on Labour Interview, Again!
Mrs Danczuk’s St Phwoarr-ge’s Day Message Mrs Danczuk’s St Phwoarr-ge’s Day Message
Lutfur Rahman Guilty of Bribery and Corruption Lutfur Rahman Guilty of Bribery and Corruption
Greens Want to “Keep Global Temperatrures Below 2 Degrees” Greens Want to “Keep Global Temperatrures Below 2 Degrees”
Newsnight Does Kim KarSturgeon Newsnight Does Kim KarSturgeon
MEET GAYZER FRACKMAN, THE ANTI-FRACKING FANBOY MEET GAYZER FRACKMAN, THE ANTI-FRACKING FANBOY
Nigel Farage v Evan Davis Nigel Farage v Evan Davis