18 Doughty Street denies its roots

Posted by Tim Ireland at February 28, 2007

Category: The Political Weblog Movement

This entry was posted on
Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
at
10:35 am and is filed
under The Political Weblog Movement.

*sigh*

Iain Dale is a slow learner.

Iain aired a report on The Smith Institute without declaring an interest in a very similar outfit (Policy Exchange) and he could not understand what the fuss was about.

His TV station aired an anti-Livingston ad and no mention was made of Iain’s relationship with potential mayoral candidate Nick Boles (via Policy Exchange), and still he could not understand what the fuss was about.

Then this happened.

The main issue is – and always has been – a general lack of honesty and transparency.

But Iain appears to be under the impression that the solution is *less* honesty and transparency.

PeteBlogging has discovered that a cleansing is underway on the 18 Doughty Street website.

Of particular interest is a key passage on this page, which has been changed from this:

18 Doughty Street is much more than a fine Georgian residence that has been renovated to the highest standards. It truly is a home and not just an office or studio. It is the home of the conservative movement.

To this:

18 Doughty Street is much more than a fine Georgian residence that has been renovated to the highest standards. It truly is a home and not just an office or studio. It is the home of an anti-establishment movement.

(Psst! Google and Yahoo have since indexed the new page, but if you’re quick you can still catch the MSN cache. A side-by-side screen capture has been included below for those who miss it.)

screen capture

You are instructed to be encouraged by the sudden introduction of modesty. That is all.








4 Comments

  1. Labour Humanist says

    I see the doyen of the anti-establishment has been trying to make new friends in rebel central – Washington DC and the White House. Do these men have no self-awareness, shame or sense of irony?

  2. Katherine says

    Alas the MSN cache has now been updated.All the pages (past and present) still have this bit I think though:"…a campaigning organisation or even a home to the wider conservative movement…"

  3. RickB says

    Gosh it's almost like they aren't proud of conservatism and want to entice followers with some rebel chic. Still stupid people deserve political representation too. Bless 'em.

  4. An Englishman's says

    You say Silicon, I say Silicone, let's call the whole thing off

    BBC NEWS | UK | Silicone found in faulty petrol Trading standards officers have confirmed silicone has been found in petrol taken from the tank of a car affected by allegedly faulty fuel. Silicon found in 'rogue' petrol – News…

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