Wednesday, May 23, 2007

ConservativeHome Blog Awards

I've just come back from the ConservativeHome blog awards where I beat of strong competition from Dizzy and Burning our Money to be voted Best Conservative Blog of the Year. I don't think I have ever won an award before, so I rather enjoyed the experience. It was presented by my blogging heroine Nadine Dorries, who for some reason seemed a little distracted by a football match being shown on a big screen. Other award winners were...

BEST YOUNG CONSERVATIVE BLOG
Birmingham University Conservative Future

BEST ANONYMOUS BLOG
Archbishop Cranmer

BEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT BLOG
Maida Vale Conservatives

BEST NEWCOMER
Prague Tory

BEST PARLIAMENTARY BLOG
Nadine Dorries MP

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was that Best Blog or Bog?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Well done, Iain, now you're officially top blogger!

Auntie Flo'

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that nice Mr Cameron is already pencilling in a K for you in his accession honours list.

David Anthony said...

Well deserved.

And how does Archbishop Cranmer collect his award exactly?

jailhouselawyer said...

Well, it is the best out of the three nominations. So, what's all this hype about the Tory blogosphere? Ok, that's the donkey derby over when do we get to see the thoroughbreds race?

Anonymous said...

Bonkers Dorries has given you one !

Oo-er missus..

Chris Paul said...

Well done Iain.

Ms Dorries will be very upset if the Roma win.

Anonymous said...

Prague Tory - Best 'Newcomer' ?

Chris Paul said...

Top opposition blogger.

jailhouselawyer said...

anonymous 9.11: I wondered about that. Prat Tory has been around before I started. No doubt Bob Piper will be celebrating his success...I don't think!

javelin said...

Congratulations. Well deserved.

Anonymous said...

'Best Parliamentary Blog' - Bonkers Dorries ? Are you 'aving a laff ?

I would have thought Lynne Featherstone or Austin Mitchell might have something to say about that...

wonkotsane said...

Congrats Iain.

londonerr said...

Congratulations, very well done. Your blog is my daily read.

Cranmer said...

And how does Archbishop Cranmer collect his award exactly?

Hmm...

Indeed.

To collect would be to negate the very category in which His Grace triumphed. To not collect would be to let a perfectly good bottle of champers go down the throats of Mssrs Montgomerie and Coates.

A dilemma indeed.

His Grace shall pray about it. He may well consult his faithful communicants upon the matter tomorrow.

Maggie Thatcher Fan said...

Well done Iain, Richly deserved

hatfield girl said...

Is there a blog that doesn't link to you? Congratulations, and to all the other winners - particularly Archbishop Cranmer whose importance reasserts itself on all kinds of issues.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Iain. I read your blog regularly, don't always agree, but you're reasoned, polite, interesting, distinctive, not PC thank goodness, and not 'online' to anyone else's tune - and basically that's what I'm interested in as it challenges me while entertaining me.

Keep going.

Laurence Boyce said...

Nice one Iain – warmest congratulations.

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jailhouselawyer said...

If you check out your blog reactions you will note that I now own New Global Media. The change of management means that it will now support Labour.

Anonymous said...

I recommend that His Grace's award be poured onto a roaring fire, as a libation.

It's What He Would Have Wanted.

Anonymous said...

Well done, you are a star!!!!

dizzy said...

For the record, Iain did not beat me off

Dusanne said...

Jailhouselawyer said...

"Ok, that's the donkey derby over"
Actually the Labour deputy leadership will not be decided until June 24th.

Ellee said...

Brilliant news, and I'm delighted for Nadine and Prague Tory too.

Anonymous said...

poor guido

Newmania said...

It was a glittering evening; Caroline Hunts swept in clad only in Diamante studded Bikini impossibly high heels and several young men from Conservative Future , Devil`s Kitchen hunkered ferociously in the corner screwing up beer mats and venomously intoning the word “Brussels” . Tim Montgomery smirked beatifically in the way that vicars do when they have matey half of shandy “Just like a normal person”.
Nadine Dorries sang happy Blog day Mr. Dale in a mesmerising impression of Marilyn Monroe and remained in character for the rest of the evening , which was nice . Iain Dale himself resplendent in mauve velour jump suit and accessories sat like an Eastern potentate accepting the homage of lesser princlings . He was last seen gently wafting a bejewelled glove from the Limousine which spirited him away to an intimate private supper with David Cameron. .
Dizzy and Croydonian let slip strangled shrieks or inchoate rage upon hearing they had won nothing Still blinded with salty tears they stumbled into the night imploring the heavens to rain vengeance upon the organiser.


All in all it was quite the grand affair. …………


…………………………Oh sorry weren`t you invited ?

jailhouselawyer said...

anonymous 10.20: Why? It wasn't the BNP awards, and anyway, Guido is always at pains to point out he is not a Tory.

Anonymous said...

was this the one at the Marquis of Granby that was held in the room booked for "Adrians leaving do" with no sign of welcome or slight indication that us anonymous people needed to be able to identify where our heroes were licking each others bottoms?

Anonymous said...

The venue was changed last week. If you registered for it you would have known. I hate anons.

Anonymous said...

I hate anons too (although the comment did give more some pleasure)

Mark Clarke said...

Well done. Very deserved.

Graeme said...

Newmania deserves a prize for the best summary of the evening!

Anonymous said...

i did register - i sent an email (not anonymously) to Sam at conservative home

Bastards didnt want me there

Dont blame em really

Life's not fair