Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Snape Ducks Newsnight Debate With Me

Lord Snape has been touring the broadcasting studios today defending his mate John Prescott, not altogether successfully. Newsnight invited him to debate the issue with me tonight but he declined, as did every other Prescott ally. It's debateable what that signifies. As the PM has given Prescott the dreaded vote of confidence it could well mean that he's about to resign. We can but hope.
From Iain Dale's Blackberry

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alternatively it may be that they don't want to debate with someone who claims to be part of david cameron's new Tory party and yet thinks gossip and hearsay aboiut people's private lives are matters of public interest. A word of warning on that one: what goes around comes around.

Anonymous said...

Notable that the Blair statement supporting Prezza, comments how important it is for UK politicians to canvass the opinions of leading businessmen - including it seems Republican American millionaires bearing gifts!......

Whatever happened to the party's non-conformist roots? At what stage did the Cabinet start to believe in the collective delusion that that covering England with casinos was a good thing? And would be welcomed by their supporters ? Maybe after a tad too much Republican hospitality?

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WmByrd said...

Lord Snape - I find that name utterly fascinating, just as in the scary 'Prof Snape' in Harry Potter. The name itself seems like a combination of the scandal spinner 'Snake' in Sheridan's play 'School for Scandal'
the Rev. Dr Obadiah Slope who gives that unctuously malicious sermon in Trollope's 'Barchester Towers', and Scrope the tricksy Archbishop of York in Shakespeare's Henry V

If I hadn't heard the Prof, sorry, Lord Snape on R4 today I'd have thought you'd made him up, Iain. Perhaps he's made himself up.

But I'm glad John's friends are all finally speaking up, whoever they are - even if they're so far remaining anonymous, apart from the Prof...

Iain Dale said...

Anonymous 1 - I note the implixcit threat. I've also noted your IP address.

Anonymous said...

Just saw your intervention on Newsnight. Excellent! as a fellow memeber of the Conservative PArty I think it is absolutely right what you are doing!

Keep up the good work!

Cheers
K

Anonymous said...

Bit of a detraction from the main discussion, but I thought it was interesting how they introduced you with the title 'Blogger' (with single quotes). It looked like an implicit suggestion that bloggers aren't quite legitimate 'occupations'.

Anonymous said...

In the same way that David Davis was a one man army as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee between 1997-2001 in holding Labour to account, so it is the case that you are doing likewise (in conjunction with Guido) at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1 - you are not the future.

Malchance said...

Anonymous 9:19pm said "A word of warning on that one: what goes around comes around."

Perhaps this is the reason Mr Prescott is in such trouble. It may have taken a decade but "what goes around comes around."

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1 -

You craven cowardly spineless creep. Bet you wouldn't say the same with your name attached.

Alasdair Ogilvy, Bayswater W2