Archive for September, 2006

The Hung Parliament Scenario

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 Posted in Miscellaneous | 3 Comments »

If you ever decide to take the plunge and become an approved parliamentary candidate, you will be subjected to a 'Paxman test'. This is where you are interviewed by a ... Read more..

Anyone who fancies gatecrashing the Labour Conference

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

... might have their work cut out. Even their councillors have trouble getting passes. Perhaps Bob Piper would have been better off not ticking the box that reads 'are you ... Read more..

A little less to the right

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Hot on the heels of the new Tory logo (which reminded my wife of Douglas Hurd's hairstyle) comes the new Scottish Tory logo. It's a little darker...and leans a little ... Read more..

A tale of two conferences

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 Posted in Miscellaneous | 3 Comments »

A combination of factors has forced me to watch this conference through the eyes of the media. Last autumn, in Blackpool, I was struck by the contrast between the conference ... Read more..

Is Johnson the Blairite successor?

Monday, September 11th, 2006 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

With a hat-tip to Dizzy Thinks, the vomit-inducing pro-Blair site keepingthefaith.org.uk (the real one, not the spoof) was registered by David Taylor (not the MP - see comments). Guess what ... Read more..