Reports from those returning from Manchester suggest the number of activist delegates was way down on previous years.
Government contractors, lobbyists, media and party staffers seemingly out-numbered the actual members….
UPDATE : Aha, turns out she is a lobbyist.
1 – Shaun Bailey, 37, 2 – Mark Clarke, 31, 3 – Joanne Cash, 38, 4 – Annunziata Rees-Mogg, 29, 5 – Peter Lyburn, 24, 6 – Charlotte Leslie, 29, 7 – Jeremy Brier, 27, 8 – Nicola Blackwood, 28, 9 – Helen Whately, 32, 10 – Kulveer Ranger, 33.
*Vote for them – they are all Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidates.
Picture via : Evening Standard
Politics is not exclusively “showbiz for ugly people” after all.
At first the co-conspirator suspected a terror threat – heavy coats on hot day, bulky bags, quick Sir Iain, shoot ’em. Closer observation alerted him to their feminine disguises. He thought Guido’s readers might be able to answer his questions about these gentlemen (they might, given the direction they were headed in, even be readers).
- Are they secret agents on an undercover training mission from spook HQ at Vauxhall Bridge? If so the taxpayer deserves better.
- Are they just your average transvestite commuters on their way to their Westminster office?
- Are they Liberal Democrats?
Answers in the comments please…
Hat-tip : www.jamiederooy.com
1. Jacqui Smith 34%
2. Sarah Tether 24%
3. Ruth Kelly 18%
4. Harriet Harman 15%
5. Theresa May 9%
So that is the second vote she has won this week…
If Michael Crick or any other journalist would like to check it out she is working from my staff office, just be our guest. Is there a better communication tool than a blog?
No of course not, so Guido calls Nadine’s office; “Is Jenny there?” “No she has just popped out” comes the reply. Guido leaves his number for her to call back. Seconds pass… ring, ring. A lioness roars down the line in tones that remind Guido of Mrs Fawkes. Nadine is not impressed. Guido protests that she did invite calls. She also complains about the blog’s coverage of Caroline Spelman. Guido points out she never called about Guido’s coverage of Beckett’s pergola or Follet’s window cleaning at our expense. We agree to differ.
Elsewhere on her blog Nadine laments
“The frenzied attack against Conservative MPs and MEPs, orchestrated by and emanating from the left wing BBC and press has equalled that of an animal in its death throes. The more terminal the position looks for Labour, the more desperate the BBC and left wing press become. The incoming Conservative government has many big dragons to slay, the BBC has to be the biggest.”
Yes, Guido and those horrible left-wingers at Open Europe must be desperately trying to prop up the Labour Party. Guido wonders aloud to Nadine whether, just maybe, Spelman’s troubles might come from another direction, after all, the Whip’s office knew of her misdemeanor, perhaps others in CCHQ knew as well? Some of those Tory MEPs she was threatening have been around a while, they are not entirely without friends – people do gossip – black books are kept. Maybe they also knew Michael Crick’s phone number? Isn’t it more likely to be Blue-on-Blue shooting than originating from the BBC’s red dragons? Nadine went quiet for a moment… briefly.
“The left has no taste, not even when it comes to women… As for ours being more beautiful, I say that because in parliament they have no competition.”
Guido thinks he has a point, and old Silvio knows a thing or two about women.[…]