Monday, January 29, 2007

18 Doughty Street on Newsnight Tonight

If you don't happen to be watching 18 Doughty Street tonight at 10.30 you may want to tune in to Newsnight. Tim Montgomerie will be joining Mr Paxman for a gentle discussion and they will be showing our first campaign commercial on tax. They're trailing their programme thus...
"18 Doughty Street is the internet TV channel dedicated to all things
political. The creators say that the mainstream political process is ignoring
huge swathes of public opinion - a niche they propose to fill by running attack
adverts sponsoring arguments on both sides of the political debate (or so they
say). Is this the start of a new Americanisation of British politics or have the
authors misjudged our political culture?"

At 9pm on Blogger TV I'll be talking to Dizzy Thinks, Croydonian, Devil's Kitchen, Mars Hill and Recess Monkey. Well, that is if I can get a word in edgeways...

18 comments:

no longer anonymous said...

Whatever happened to that Vox Politics show with Sean Gabb? I could never get it to work. will it be available again?

Anonymous said...

Excellent programme tonight.

What's a Sinclair ZX81?

davos-what? said...

Enjoyed 9 pm and you spoke up
Get Guido on I would love to see him in his cloak and hat and make him bring a wooden spoon he's always stirring it,Sinclair ZX81 those memory packs , I can remember a Sinclair MK14

Anonymous said...

Commodore 64, that was the one.

davos-what? said...

10:44 PM

You can still buy them they have a following

Anonymous said...

Having given up with the ghastly ZX81 in a very short space of time, I went on to a Commodore 64. An excellent machine and I've never looked back. Nor has my bank account. You can never have too much memory, storage etc.

Off record, but this may be of interest to some readers...

Have you ever received a birthday card that sings "happy birthday" to you? Most of us have and have subsequently thrown the card in the bin.

In 1953, the amount of computing power in a card like this would represent more computer power than existed in the entire world.

Don't trust me - I heard this at a talk at Oxford from Professor Colin Blakemore a few years ago.

It puts a lot of things into perspective, doesn't it?

my-deaf-aid said...

Iain just heard you mate on Newsnight , it was like the old meeting the new for first time ,BBC and labour do they still use steam driven stuff what valves are they using eec83 ,pcl84 or kt88 or CV equivlents , see labour
can't get out of the habit of nuLab speak

Anonymous said...

Damn I missed it!

Anonymous said...

Ohh i missed it too! =[

Jonathan Sheppard said...

Tim looked very suave. The best bit for me was at the end of Newsnight when JP kind of sneered that if you wanted to watch it again the show would be on the Internet. (as if to say whatever that is).

Anonymous said...

I know it's off subject but why not get Dave appointed as UKIP's recruiting officer and cut out the middleman-Hilton!

Anonymous said...

I have not yet “ felt the wind of the wing of madness pass over me”. After all Iain , “What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy? “( George Orwell)All in all I`ve been called a lot worse thing s than “ mad “,provided you meant it in the profoundly thoughtful and interesting sense and not the celery in the ear sense.

……..quickly jams tin foil back on head before the NWO has him for ever……..

Ninny na na noo be upon you.

Anonymous said...

new blog on the street:

http://brummietory.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

The important news not commented on here yet is the inflation+ wage rise won by the T and G yesterday for their members at British Airways.

This is just what Mervyn King at the Bank of England feared as it looks like we are now heading for an inflationary wage spiral.

With inflation on the rise and wages following suit, further interest rate rises are inevitable though it seems that this will be too little too late.

We are in danger of a scenario akin to the 70's which resulted in the Govt going cap in hand to the IMF.

Well done Gordon. No doubt he will be out of the Treasury later this year so will deny it's anything to do with him.

bexley cf said...

I didn't get to see it unfortunately, but my friends state side say that blogging is a bigger part of campaigning now - candidates use their campaign teams to swarm blogs.

I'm new to this blogging lark and it probably happens in some way already over here - but the success of this and other blogs will make the next election interesting in terms of e-campaigning

Lagwolf said...

Tim's interview manner has vastly improved. I think the boy done good to be honest. Had fun the expense of the blowhard opposite for sure.

malcolm said...

Tim Montgomerie did well on Newsnight. I was suprised 'though that you guys on Doughty Street were not a bit harder on Alex Hilton. He's very young to have got so pompous.

3years said...

malcolm said...

The young! let him have his head ,we over 60,s havent't got a clue what a blog is