Saturday Seven Up

As conference season rumbles on, Guido headed to Liverpool to embrace the People’s Party and see what his Labour Comrades were up. Sadly the whole affair was rather tragic, badly organised and dull. Ed’s speech bombed and Ivan Lewis blundered with his half-baked ideas for state regulation of journalists. PR stunts backfired and  Harman let the cat out of the bag that she thinks Labour voters are morons and the whole sorry affair ended with a dire performance of the Red Flag followed by reshuffle speculation. Oh and guess who is back

Away from the conference zone, Craig Oliver’s Twitter account was dug out, Boris called Dave a naughty word, and the Times had to pulp a rather saucy edition. On the airwaves Peter Oborne provided a vintage Newsnight moment…

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Quote of the Day

Paul Goodman as sagacious as ever on Arron’s entryism…

“… one must watch for former UKIP donors and a very few left-of-Party-centre MPs propping each other up, like drunks at the end of a pub crawl. It suits the former to claim the power to organise a programme of mass infiltration. It suits the latter to react by complaining about extremist entryism. The rest of us should keep a cool head.”


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