Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Cable Guy

Andrew Neil's blog reveals that one of the best things about the Lib Dem conference is the almost comic tension between the leader that should have been and the leader that didn't have the bottle to be.

Clegg may be a lame duck but he still reatins enough allies to attempt to distance Vince from the party mainstream. In doing so, he risks alienating the only member of his 'front bench' trusted by voters.

This will be suicide for next year's election and means the piecemeal conversion of former Tory voters will rapdily unravel. Sadly for the Lib Dems they have built their whole ideology on this rather flacky ground instead of solidifying their own ideological base.

I fear Labour may not be the biggest losers in next year's election. Not in terms of votes but ideological ground. The irony of this is that the last ten years have been a golden opportunity to build this intellectual momentum, not sacking leaders and prostituting for cheap council election votes.

You pays your money you take your choice.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Spot the sad irony of these two stories on the same page of the BBC

I'll make this quick as I'm angry about it.

Spot the difference between the two news stories. It's a crying shame the second made the Beeb.


What a pathetic news story. No surprises where it came from...



Tuesday, 8 September 2009

End to the gravy train?

I have to be honest, I was a bit perplexed by two different messages from the Tories today.

The first sees David Cameron warn that subsidised food and drink for MPs would be cut under a Conservative Government.

The second was an email from the man himself inviting me for a pint at a nightclub for 'one of the biggest nights out the city has seen in some time'.

Make your mind up Mr Cameron!

Party for Change, Pure Nightclub, 7 October, 9.30pm till late

Manchester will be buzzing with the Conservative Party Conference between 5th-8th October, and this is your chance to get involved.

They're throwing a huge party at Pure Nightclub with live bands, a roller disco, celebrity DJs, an Xbox area, a chill-out lounge, and a VIP room.

With a 2,000 capacity, it's going to be one of the biggest nights out the city has seen in some time.

They're going all out because they think they've got a good chance of getting in at the next election and they want to reach as many new voters as they can. Go along, meet the party members, and educate yourself about what they have to offer. (And then have a go on the roller disco).

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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

A sting in the tail

I can't believe how fast my little boy is growing up. On the way home tonight, I had a call from my wife who told me that the little chap had found a wasp in his room and had attempted to make friends with it! Sadly, he got stung for his efforts - poor lad!

It was only a few weeks ago that he couldn't even crawl. Now his days are filled with seemingly boundless movement and a thirst for exploration. It's a magical time and as he approaches 9-10 months old, I feel a very proud Father.

Just need to get some insect repellant, just in case...