Category Archives: The Political Weblog Movement

Everybody loves George Osborne

George Osborne: Hypnotoad (Dedicated to all those Tory bloggers who take emails from Osborne’s office and repeat them without question. Hat-tip to Hopi Sen for the inspiration.)

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Look who’s stalking

1. Watch Iain Dale cry ‘stalker’. 2. Hey, do you remember during the recent MessageSpace affair when ‘Dizzy’ (Phil Hendren) sent these emails suggesting he might call me at home on my ex-directory number? 3. Well, he’s gone one better; … Continue reading

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Total Politics: the Ashcroft connection

New Statesman – Total Politics or Total Ashcroft?: Watch out Rupert Murdoch, take note Lord Rothermere – there’s a new media mogul in town. Lord Ashcroft of Belize, Tory bogeyman, is secretly bankrolling the new monthly freebie Total Politics, to … Continue reading

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Iain Dale: a poser

I’ll provide details later, but for now all you need to know is that Iain Dale needed me to trust him yesterday, and seemed quite put out when I pointed out that he had given me very little reason to … Continue reading

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Knickers to the anonymongrel knockers

Tom Watson offers his thoughts on blogging as a civil servant. The basics are; blog as yourself and act responsibly. The result: an added point of open engagement with politics. Dizzy Phil Hendren, by comparison, thinks you should sneak around … Continue reading

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Budgets, boobies and The Big Lie

10 Downing Street – PM marks International Women’s Day: The Prime Minister has marked International Women’s Day 2008 by asking women’s business leaders for advice on how to support the “next generation” of successful women. The PM and his wife … Continue reading

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Animals

Bloggerheads – “Answer my questions, or the puppy gets it.”: I’m as appalled as Justin is… but not quite as shocked. The death of an innocent puppy doesn’t involve any tricky politics, so it’s an easy win. – Short version … Continue reading

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Answers from Tom (plus a few extras)

You may recall that last week Paul Staines lifted this item from the Sunday Mercury without crediting that local newspaper as the source (presumably because it simply wouldn’t do to undermine his reputation as the King of Mole Hill). Point … Continue reading

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Tom’s busy

That’s the short version… and I’m happy to cut him a little slack because, unlike some people, he doesn’t have a track record of dicking me around. I’m a tad busy myself, but I did have time to knock this … Continue reading

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Meanwhile…

Sorry to interrupt the eerie silence, but Iain’s latest CiF article comparing David Cameron to Barack Obama prompted this comment from me and I wanted to share. [Yes, I’m aware of the multiple absurdities of Iain’s article, but I’m trying … Continue reading

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