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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 at
10:31 am and is filed
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I’ve published a post dedicated to the WHOIS discovery that first featured in this post.
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that it’s unlikely that anybody will get a straight answer out of Iain Dale about this specific matter. You’ll also be aware that Dale has already suggested getting directly in touch with Nicholas “Call me ‘Nick'” Boles about this matter in general.
So let’s all take Iain’s advice and see what happens.
In fact, why don’t I sit back for a while and enjoy a well-earned nap while you take Iain’s advice and see what happens?
Nick Boles has been caught using Policy Exchange as an administrative base for a personal website with a clear party-political purpose…. when Policy Exchange is forbidden from participating in any party-political activity!
Will he resign as the Director of Policy Exchange and/or withdraw as a potential candidate for London mayor as a result?
First person to come back with a quality response (“no comment” doesn’t count) will win a used but largely untainted copy of The Mask Strikes Back.
Go to it. I suggest you use email rather than the telephone; that will give you a more reliable response…. but please do Nick the courtesy of informing him that any reply is likely to be published.
UPDATE (12pm) – Iain Dale has just switched comment moderation on, but he’s still allowing those very-useful trolls through. Funny that. (Note to self: you promised yourself a nap. Get on with it.)
UPDATE (1:15pm) – Well, they can’t pretend that they’re unware of this:
Incidentally, these visits just happen to bracket the period in which this comment was submitted. I’ll leave you to speculate, shall I?
UPDATE (21 Feb) – Bloggerheads – Nick Boles steps down! (Nothin’ to do with me, Guv’nor…)
I guess this means that I get to keep the prize for myself. Is that one of those conflict of interest thingies…?