Category Archives: The Political Weblog Movement

Iain Dale tells lies about his political enemies

Tom Watson: Press Release Associated Newspapers Limited, the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mail, apologised today to Tom Watson MP in a Statement in Open Court read before Mr Justice Eady. Mr Watson complained of an … Continue reading

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An open letter to Ian Hislop of Private Eye magazine

This one’s quite a whopper, folks. Watch out for the previously unblogged material, most notably the details about a letter from The Sun to the PCC. This is not a letter that I write lightly, and I regret having to … Continue reading

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MessageSpace: “We know where you live!”

What was I saying in my earlier post about MessageSpace and private data? Yesterday morning I twittered about an email from MessageSpace. Well, a copy of that same message has arrived by post to my home as a letter.

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Goodbye, Derek Draper

You may recall, before Draper was foolish enough to hand the moral high ground to blog-cheats and smear-merchants Iain Dale and Paul Staines, that he made a show of accepting videos from anonymous members of the public, when he was … Continue reading

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Keyword broadcasting

I recently made an information request (details later) and one of the things I asked for was details of searches made using my name and/or the name of my website. I asked for this data and (depending on what they … Continue reading

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MessageSpace: the unprofessional network

Recently I was forced to talk with Jag Singh, Chief Information Officer at MessageSpace about the conduct of Paul Staines (aka ‘Guido Fawkes’), one of the bloggers in that banner advertising network. During a conversation where we established that MessageSpace … Continue reading

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Andrew Gilligan in OCTOPUPPET: a short film about sock-puppets

I am hoping that you will like my new video very much. It’s all about a little incident involving Andrew Gilligan and sock-puppets, and I was right in the middle of the spectacular James Bond fantasy finale when I tripped … Continue reading

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Here are the main points that Iain Dale refuses to discuss

[Psst! See also: what Iain still describes as a spam/DOS attack] Yes, I called and emailed Iain. A lot. And I regard that to be entirely fair, because he had a lot of explaining to do. He still does: 1. … Continue reading

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Paul Staines (aka ‘Guido Fawkes’) is clearly faking it for ‘smeargate’

YouTube – Paul Staines, smears and ‘smeargate’ Days after the 2006 podcast featured in this clip, it was revealed that the target of these smears had sex with men, and Paul Staines fronted up to the world (behind his mask, … Continue reading

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Iain Dale: the return of the naked vicar

Iain has made good on his subtle threat to go back to unregistered comments (see comments here, and do note the timing). I once made the mistake of telling Iain how much it meant to me personally that he had … Continue reading

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