Category Archives: The Political Weblog Movement

Paul Staines withdraws false claims… will Iain Dale do the same?

Last night I ran out of patience with both Paul Staines and Iain Dale and their repeatedly publishing/allowing false claims about me on their respective websites. Typically, these are often confused with banter or abuse (or deliberately presented as banter … Continue reading

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The Iain Dale Fan Club

The Iain Dale Fan Club started at midday on April 16, 2009, after Iain Dale stood by and allowed me to be smeared as a paedophile*, refused to discuss that, banned me from the comments on his website for daring … Continue reading

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Iain Dale plays the victim, yadda yadda yadda

“So he’s now going to launch a spamming initiative against me or try to instigate a DNS attack.” – Iain Dale This is an incorrect assumption at best. Given Iain Dale’s past history, it is more likely to be a … Continue reading

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The Downing Street conspiracy to ‘get Dale’

Take a look at what Paul promises to publish here, on live television on 27 March. It’s quite specific: Paul Staines: I’ve seen the briefing paper done by Downing Street; “How to get Dale” Derek Draper: Well, publish it. Paul … Continue reading

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Paul Staines the smear-merchant and why I urge you to boycott MessageSpace

UPDATE (16 Apr) – Paul Staines has now removed these false claims from his website and has agreed not to publish any more like it. After several fruitless attempts to confront Paul Staines about false claims made about me on … Continue reading

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Share and enjoy my handy Blog Guide

The UK Political Blog Guide [2009] This video contains everything you need to know about the current state of political blogging in the UK in a smidgen over a minute, and stars all of the main players in the grubby-on-all-sides … Continue reading

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The smear-merchants behind ‘Smeargate’

To begin with, just let me say this: Derek Draper, Derek Draper, Derek Draper, Derek Draper. Sorry about that minor foray into the archives. Tim J of Conservative Party Reptile is concerned that I’ve not mentioned Draper enough, and would … Continue reading

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Iain Dale points the finger

Iain Dale -The Silence of “Propah Bloggah” Tom Watson Tom Watson MP likes to call himself a “Propah Bloggah”. Strange therefore that his blog hasn’t been updated since Friday. All sorts of allegations are being made against him yet he … Continue reading

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I’m sorry, but Paul Staines *is* homophobic

For the sake of brevity, I must leave to one side the dishonest/one-eyed way in which Iain Dale defended Carol Thatcher, and Iain (again) peddling his self-serving nonsense about political representation in the weblog community, and instead draw your attention … Continue reading

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‘Smeargate’ and paedo-smears

“When is a smear not a smear? Alas, when it is true.” – Paul Staines (aka ‘Guido Fawkes’) Let me be blunt: 1. I do recall saying that Derek Draper was the wrong man for the job (or what he … Continue reading

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