Friday, February 12, 2010

Until Tomorrow

I am taking a break from blogging for the next day and a bit. Some of you will know that I am in the final of the parliamentary selection for East Surrey tomorrow and I really do need to concentrate all my efforts on preparing for that today.

Whatever the result, I will be back here later tomorrow.

In the meantime, please use this as an open thread to talk about whatever you like.

61 comments:

Simply Steve said...

Iain,

Good luck for tomorrow!

Third time lucky??

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Irene said...

Good luck!

The Purpleline said...

Good luck Iain.

Looks like Guido has a good story on Lord Paul Browns bag man making plans to leave the Lords as he wishes to remain a Nom-Dom.

Well done David Cameron you have skinned the cat so to speak or lanced the Ashcroft boil, as the dirty left wing scum squirm about their own dealings with rich doners

DeeDee99 said...

Good luck Iain. East Surrey needs you.

(Mole Valley constituent)

Kalvis Jansons said...

I wish you the best of luck!

Frugal Dougal said...

Good luck!

David Cotton said...

All the best.

toryrascal said...

Good luck, Iain.

dazmando said...

Good luck, if u put the kind of work in that u did during the Bracknell selection I think your win. Its quite nice to have a break any way. im enjoying mine.

Richard Wells said...

Iain, good luck for tomorrow. Hope all goes well

Ean Craigie said...

Good luck Iain hope they realise quality when they hear and see it.

trevorsden said...

Indeed purpleline - its always amazed me that Labour with all their non-dom donors are so keen to raise the issue of Lord Ashcroft.

Demetrius said...

Go to:

http://www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk/

Cicero said...

Hope it goes well

JP said...

Good luck, Iain - enjoy the process!

Squiffy said...

The best of luck for tomorrow. Hopefully, you'll make it.

The Purpleline said...

Trevorsden- the simple reason is Labour activists and Members of Parliament speak with one loud voice and shout down any other view. They simply do not see what they do as wrong, it is always nasty toffs or right wingers.

Anyway- I am trying to garner support for a facebook campaign to 'Switch Off Brown' on Saturday, when he appears on that odious cretin Piers >Dodgy fake photo of Soldiers< Morgan interviews him on ITV.

freddo41 said...

All the best!

Glyn H said...

Good luck; but you are of more use and wider influence here. It is no longer the higest aspiration an Englishman can seek. New Labour has seen to that.

John said...

Best of luck

Sean Haffey said...

Good luck.

You'll do best if you keep an independent Conservative voice, so you stand out but can still be trusted

Peter said...

C'mon Iain, you can do it! Best of luck for tomorrow.

Oliver Drew said...

Good luck tomorrow Iain.

Ray said...

Good Luck Iain

Wrinkled Weasel said...

I hope you get it. You really want this, and that is good, and you want it for the right reasons, which is better.

Good luck.

The Count said...

Best of luck Iain! Sure you won't need it

Michaela said...

Best of luck and all other cliches, Iain.
All I can say is that if they don't choose you, then the Tories don't deserve to win this or indeed any other seat-What more can they want from a candidate? The only thing against you is that perhaps there is an element of being OVER qualified :)
Break a leg!

King Athelstan said...

All tghe best Iain, would love to see You in parliament.

Cork said...

Good luck!

Hunter-Gatherer said...

Good luck

LittleBoPeep said...

Baa-baa!

Lick-Lick, Licketty-Lick!

Baa-baa!

Iain fails what should be the first rule of parliamentary selections - namely that those who seek to become MPs (and so, so, desperately!), should be automatically disqualified from standing.

For all his good points (and some not so good ones), Iain can do far more for himself and the country as an outside commentator and publisher.

Now let the bleating resume... Baa-baa!

denverthen said...

Best of luck!

Daily Referendum said...

You can dooo eeet!

Unsworth said...

@ LittleBoPeep

An 'untrusted ID'.

Something you want to tell us?

Sungei Patani said...

Ian,

The very best of luck, I was one of the electors at the Bracknell selection meeting and you were up against some very formidable competition there. I would have been very happy to have had you as a PPC had the voting gone your way.

Jimmy said...

On the basis that if we have to endure another tory govt then it's probably better to bolster the numbers from the non swivel-eyed wing, good luck.

LittleBoPeep said...

@Unsworth - my ID is a trustworthy as your Blogger ID, i.e. not at all, but mine doesn't involve being tracked by the GoogleBorg quite as much as yours does.

It's not as if your ID is clearly disclosed by your blogger account, is it, Gauleiter Unsworth of the Daley Praetorian Guard.

Now, haven't you got some brown-nosing to get back to?

Michael J said...

Iain,

very good luck

you are needed.

Dick the Prick said...

All the very best Iain, big time good luck.

archie said...

@ Sean Haffey & others

If Iain were to be selected the seat's 15,000 would allow a fair degree of independence I feel.

Bird said...

Ah, so that's why you were at the Surrey Heath bash a couple of weeks ago.
Best wishes.

Iain Dale said...

Bird, actually it wasn't. I was booked for Surrey Heath back in OCtober, long before this constituency ever came on the market.

GillieB said...

Good luck, Iain. I will look forward to hearing all about it over the weekend.

golden_balls said...

now now Bird don't be cynical of our iain everything he does is beyond reproach.

Good luck for tomorrow !! I do mean that.

I wonder if your pal Lord Ashcroft will be mentioned hmmmm ?

Mitch said...

"long before this constituency ever came on the market."

and there you have what is wrong with our democracy, how the hell can you represent a place you don't know full of people you have never met?

Iain Dale said...

Actually I do know it. I live 10 miles from it and know quite a few people there. In fact I probably know more people in East Surrey than I do in Tunbridge Wells.

Oscar Miller said...

Greatest of good luck Iain. I do hope you get it. You are just the man to counteract negative perceptions of the Tory party.

Unsworth said...

@ LittleBoPeep

Ooh, Touchy!

Simple enough question - such a pity you can't answer - but unsurprising.

Brown-nosing? Absolutely not. Brown is without doubt a cretin of the first order.

Mike Law said...

Iain,

Good luck.

ferial ferret said...

All the very best for tomorrow in East Surrey

belladonna said...

Best of luck for tomorrow Iain.

Mac said...

Only 9 weekends to go till the big day. Are you too out there doing your bit for the cause?

Stuart said...

Good luck for tomorrow

Chris Whiteside said...

All the best, Iain

Thatsnews said...

Good luck!

If Boris can continue to write, you should be OK tp continue to blog!

Gary said...

Good luck tomorrow, Iain - those who have got to know you through your blog and commentary know you to be sincere, committed and authentic.

We are are all willing you to succeed. And your detractors are all worried you'll succeed.

Give it your best.

The Lakelander said...

Best of luck, Iain!

Magical_Mist said...

Best of luck Iain!

Paul said...

All the best

Dave H said...

Iain, please take my advice, don't look at your picture in the Mail Online (under 'Cameron rocked...').

The good news: the other two candidates look even worse.

Jimmy said...

Oh Dear, looks like the Daily Hitler has not forgiven you for complaining...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1250661/Mutiny-faithful-Tears-mayhem-resignations--scenes-key-Tory-constituency-rocked-David-Cameron.html