Category Archives: Tories! Tories! Tories!

Hypersensitive links

The first incarnation of the Sun-Watch project is coming along nicely and will rumble into action shortly. Right now, I’m quietly going from invite to invite and making sure that each of our editors is happy in their work. While … Continue reading

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Your opportunity to watch an event from start to finish

As I have a keen interest in greater political transparency and openness (some have even criticised me for being ‘obsessed’ about it), I have applied to become a member of the Sunlight Centre for Open Politics. They were allowing anyone … Continue reading

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Guido’s busted flush

Unity – Say goodbye to the Sith…: As I expected all along, Guido’s ‘crusade’ against the Smith Institute has turned out, on publication of the Charity Commission’s Inquiry Report, to be pretty much a busted flush. Overall, the Smith Institute … Continue reading

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Nadine Dorries, Media Intelligence Partners and your money

I’m a busy guy (I’m currently trying to explain SEO in a way that a child can understand… long story), but happily this one’s a slam dunk, and little-to-no-effort is required to explain it: – 1. Right to Know: 1st … Continue reading

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The Parliamentary Resources Unit (PRU) scam

The Conservative Party owes taxpayers 2 million pounds and change, and I mean to collect. Please note that the above is a preliminary figure. How soon I get to an exact figure depends on the PRU’s willingness to be transparent. … Continue reading

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Anne Milton, Parliamentary Liaison Services (PLS) and Palace Computing

Times – Tory MPs’ use of staff budgets to pay for PR advice ‘against rules’: MPs are paying up to £10,000 from their staffing budgets for services from public relations firms in an apparent breach of Parliamentary rules, The Times … Continue reading

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An open letter to Phil Hendren (aka ‘Dizzy’ of ‘Dizzy Thinks’)

Dear Mr Hendren, You appear to require some specific instruction and detailed clarification on this matter, so please bear with me: Introduction I do not wish you to call me at home; this is why I have never provided you … Continue reading

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Six quickies

1. The reason there aren’t more results for the “Which right-wing ‘blogger’ are you?” quiz; the wannabes (who I’ll be kind enough not to list here) all copy the techniques used by Mummy blogger and Daddy blogger, so there’s very … Continue reading

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Wipe your chin, David

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David Davis

So that was the weird shudder I felt on the Underground as I left Westminster early this afternoon; it was a thousand or so people directly above me turning around and saying “WTF?!” in near-unison. It’ll be interesting to see … Continue reading

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