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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Paul Staines punks out

Paul Staines has finally allowed the words 'Policy Exchange' to be used in the comments section of his website!

Manic learned during his extended probing of Staines' comments that often all you have to do is keep plugging away until enough people see your pre-deletion comments for 'Guido' to think that there are perhaps too many witnesses to brush the matter under the carpet. (Often this can result in 'Guido' turning moderation on and/or banning you, but sometimes you can use this method to eventually get an answer to a pertinent/straightforward question.)

This may be what has happened prior to this exchange, but it is also likely (*cough*) that this is the very first time a contributor has seen fit to mention the matter:
At 10:48 AM, onhold said...

[...] Are you going to put anything about the activities of the Policy Exchange in your submission [to the Charity Commission]?

At 10:51 AM, Guido Fawkes Esq. said...

No, suggest you do that yourself.
Oh... that's how it is, is it?

Manic is perturbed... whatever happened to the 'Guido Fawkes' character that favoured no party and took no prisoners?

Manic has spoken. End communication.


an interested party. said...

Having spent a fair bit of time in the vicinty the Staines/Tory party's rightwing mouthpiece, I agree with the comments/sentiments expressed above.

2:55 PM, January 31, 2007  
onhold said...

He deleted it three times before he finally let it stand, however.

3:51 PM, January 31, 2007  
Guido 2.0 said...

Manic thanks you for confirmation of his suspicions.

Did you happen to save copies of the deleted entries as files or screengrabs?

4:32 PM, January 31, 2007  
Lobster Blogster said...

I'm not sure that I quite trust that Dale character either. Shortly before you wade into him about not mentioning his credential as trustee of the Policy Exchange he says:

Look at their range of policy publications and tell me which are party political., You can't because they aren't. source

But if you look instead in the Press section of the Policy Exchange website, you can find some gems, including:

Nicholas Boles, a long-time friend of Mr Cameron and the head of Policy Exchange, the Tory think-tank that is expected to closely influence Conservative thinking under his leadership... source

Now, of course Dale and co will say that this was just a bit of over-enthusiastic journalism in the Sunday Express, but a little poke around the press bit will find many similar examples.

1:05 AM, February 01, 2007  
ah yes. said...

dodgy dale. will this stick?

11:06 AM, February 01, 2007  
onhold said...

Afraid not - I am not technically proficient enough.


2:49 PM, February 01, 2007  
Guido 2.0 said...

Oh well... perhaps Manic can set that as the next class project.


2:58 PM, February 01, 2007  
Lobster Blogster said...

Oh dear, All Mouth, No Trousers, No House and No Wife has now come down with a bad case of the trolls...

12:37 AM, February 02, 2007  
Guido 2.0 said...

Ah, the Victim Gambit.... again.

Manic is on the scene.

12:48 AM, February 02, 2007  

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