Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Daley Dozen: Sunday

1. Daily Referendum imagines Gordon Brown as a pilot, as described by John Prescott on Andrew Marr this morning.
2. Tameside Mafia asks what James Purnell said in French that he didn't say in English!
3. Evidently Chickentown examines why blogging in the US is streets ahead of blogging in Wales.
4. Chris Whiteside reflects on Crewe & Nantwich.
5. Bob Piper on 'lazy-arsed' journalism.
6. Nadine Dorries whips into Harriet Harman.
7. Fraser Nelson on the Taliban's changing tactics.
8. Iain Martin on why Gordon Brown needs a proper holiday.
9. Red Box on MPs' expenses.
10. Stephen Tall asks what Tony Blair would do.
11. Quaequam becomes Mark Twain for the day.
12. John Redwood says, it's the economy, stupid.


Anonymous said...

Whatever you think about James Purnell, his French is pretty damned good - better than any other British politician I have heard.

Anonymous said...

What is the member for Mid Narnia's latest rant all about? The abortion issue is now laid to rest for this Parliament, so she can't make it a political issue.

And if she does succeed in capturing our party for her special brand of reactionary social policy, dubious friends per Dispatches and myth-making that has been debunked everywhere, some of us are off.

Liz said...

Anon - he went to school in France until he was 16. I'd be concerned if his French *wasn't* good.

Anonymous said...

I dunno about as far as 16 Liz. He went to the Royal Grammar School in Guildford according to his Wiki entry.

RGS currently charge nearly £3.5k a term. Does that make Purnell a toff?

Anonymous said...

"Nadine Dorries whips into Harriet Harman."

The only person putting their name this version of the story started by Dorries is Dorries herself.

Dorries now points to the Mail's version of this story and says, "I told you so!" and here you are encouraging her.