Springtime for Tony

The official line is that shelving the 2007 party meeting in Glasgow would help to involve more people in policy-making and was not designed to save money. Blogs and podcasts will be used to broaden “online engagement” with the new “interactive party” – methinks it will be more like a “virtual party” because they have lost more than half their membership since 1997.

Guido does not believe this online engagement guff for one second, not even sure that it is about saving money – conferences can break even or even be profitable. This is about not giving agitators a focal point for another anti-Blair insurrection. Guido still has money on Blair being in office in 2008…

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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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