Guido was out of the Westminster cellar last night at the party in Belgravia drinking at Lord Gould’s expense (thanks m’Lord). Mike Smithson was the host and was on good form, Iain Dale was amusing and told Guido that he intends to concentrate on broadcasting now he is no longer chief-of-staffing. Peter Cuthbertson has lost weight and is only half the boy he was, Anthony Wells chatted babies with Guido – congratulations – not so easy to blog now, eh?

One thing that was made clear by blog readers is that they did not like having to register and do verification to make a quick comment. In view of that the registration setting is no longer required. Some speculation as to who uber-comment-maker Stalin’s Gran is, consensus was that it’s a journalist, probably lobby…

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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