Monday, 18 February 2008

A Tone clone?

A Tone clone?

Did anyone else notice this Northern Crock's body language when he sought to justify his decision to nationalise Northern Rock? Particularly, the hand gestures. In at least two places, it could just as easily have been Tony Blair, seeking to justify his decision to go to war with Iraq. In particular, the "I did what I believed to be right" speech.

It would appear that Alistair Darling is the puppet head Chancellor, whilst Gordon Brown does the talking with his mouth and hands. But for Darling actually saying a few words for himself, one could be forgiven for thinking that he is nothing more than a ventriloquist's dummy.

Monday morning blues

Monday morning blues

It may be remembered that Tory blogger Iain Dale, who authors Iain Dale's Diary, was very slow to post on the disgraced Tory MP Derek Conway's illegal activities, and when he did so, he disclosed that the reason why was because he is a friend of the disgraced Tory MP Derek Conway. And yet, this morning Iain Dale was very quick to post this. Whilst it is accepted that the Speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Martin, has behaved inappropriately over the misuse of airmiles, and should stand down, one must question what kind of yardstick Mr Dale is using to measure the wrongdoings of both the disgraced Tory MP Derek Conway, and Michael Martin, to put them in the same league?

In the comments section there is this interesting exchange:

Anonymous said...

Iain, before you jumped in with criticism of the Speaker, did you find out what other MPs do with the air miles they have accumulated on official business?

February 18, 2008 11:55 AM

Iain Dale said...

Yes, of course I rang all 659 of them. Idiot. This allegation has been made by newspapers over the last 2 days. Grow up.

February 18, 2008 12:08 PM

What on earth could be making Mr Dale see red? Could he be suffering from PMT?

Sunday, 17 February 2008



Coming to a newsstand near you soon, probably in June. We'll also have a super new website, this is it folks, which will have all sorts of things to interest a political audience. "The magazine is meant to be a kind of trade magazine for the political sector - no editorial slant, aimed at politicians and those hooked on political process" (as advertised by Iain Dale's Diary).