Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Daley Dozen: Tuesday

1. Nadine's blog is back, and she's pink and even got permalinks!
2. Paul Waugh on Jack Straw agreeing with the idea of recall elections.
3. Richard Willis on the Labour MPs whose tax advice we have paid for.
4. James Burdett says the BBC thinks Cameron is already PM.
5. And in late (as in, a week late) news, Tim Montgomerie signs up to Better Off Out.
6. Peter Ould on a dodgy LibDem election leaflet. Say it ain't so.
7. Speech coach Max Atkinson has two tips for David Cameron.
8. Daily Referendum with details of the Tory bloggers drinks do on 30 May.
9. Wrinkled Weasel on Labour and the "underclass".
10. Stephen Parkinson writes for the Huffington Post on his new book on the Cambridge Union.
11. Norfolk Blogger says LibDem leaflets are losing their edge.
12. Letters from a Tory reckons Cameron hit the nail on the head today.


James Burdett said...

Link at five is wrong, points to me again. I don't mind, I'm justs saying!!

Anonymous said...


Speaking as one of the underclass, and I don't know whether that says more about him or me, but Wrinkled Weasel's post is probably one of the most astute and accurate posts I've ever read online or in print.


javelin said...

Nadine has been sick with stress. I have a lot of empathy for people who have been deemed to have broken petty rules. Speed cameras, ambigious and unfair stealth taxes, social services busy bodies etc, yes I feel sorry for people who have been caught unfairly. BUT Whilst I have empathy and sympathy for them I only have empathy and not sympathy for MPs. I know how MPs feel but they make the law and when Nadine tries to play the sympathy card I think she doesn't get it. Yes I have empathy for MPs, but no sympathy. Now when you're ready ... you can face the music.

javelin said...

Just thinking. Whilst the public are angry and showing emotions the political parties are still engaging the public. The public believe they can change the parties by being angry.

It's only once the public goes quiet the parties need to worry because it means we have given up on them. Sure some people will be happy with the announcements but some won't.

I say this because I just had the urge. F@ck em I thought. It's not worth staying angry Ill just vote independent. It really is liberating to just let go of the party system and vote for reform

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Thank you Scan.

Perhaps our time has come.

Did you know it is one of those quirks of fate that Ed Balls and Ken Clarke went to the same posh school.

The thing is, Ken went on a grant for poor students and Ed, well, Ed went because his parents had money.

Because of what Labour has done to the independent sector, people like Ken would never get to go today; all those grants have been abolished.

Ed made darn sure that only the richest in society can get choice in education, which is a bit strange, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

While stitching up the hand of a 75 year old Devon farmer, who cut it on a gate while working cattle, the rural doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.

Eventually the topic got around to Gordon Brown and his appointment as Prime Minister.

Well, you know, drawled the old farmer, this Brown fellow is what
they call a fencepost tortoise.

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a
fencepost tortoise was.

The old farmer said, when you're driving along a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, thats called a fencepost tortoise.

The old farmer saw a puzzled look on the doctors face, so he continued to explain,

You know he didnt get up there by himself, he definitely doesn't
belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he is up there, and you just have to wonder what kind of idiot put him up there in the first place.