Sadiq Khan: something’s bugging me

Posted by Tim Ireland at February 4, 2008

Category: The Political Weblog Movement

This entry was posted on
Monday, February 4th, 2008
10:33 am and is filed
under The Political Weblog Movement.

[Psst! Iain has finally fixed his comment permalinks! Hurray! And it only took the better part of a year for him to add a single letter to his design template.]

1. Iain Dale blogs about the bugging of Sadiq Khan when visiting a constituent in prison.

2. John Hirst, who has some experience and expertise relating to all sorts of laws and how they apply to prisoners, offers his input.

3. Hirst’s reward is to be taunted, maligned, and accused of benefit fraud.

4. And Iain Dale allows it. OK, so his new rules on comment moderation allow him a little leeway, but I’m seeing plenty here that “could be contrued [sic] as libellous” and – regardless – it’s a shitty way to treat a guest.

5. John Hirst has blogged about this latest Dale-hosted attack on him here, and I’ll be leaving a comment of support in 5, 4, 3, 2…


  1. jailhouselawyer says

    Cheers Tim.

  2. Manic says

    No sweat, JHL. Dale and his resident gang of bullies were clearly out of order.I did like Paul Linford's comment:…He said: "Iain – I don't give you advice lightly, but my view is that you should either ban the guy from the blog altogther if you don't think he's a suitable person to be here, or alternatively ban Verity and others from making these mean-spirited, tediously repetitive comments."Congratulations on making it past comment registration, BTW. Dale never managed it, even during that period when we was constantly begging me for linky-love.

  3. jailhouselawyer says

    Tim: Somebody posted me the way around the typekey entrance examination. I must have passed with flying colours…

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