Sunday, March 09, 2008

Iain Dale: Cold Leads from the LibDem Spring Conference


Iain Dale (2:32 pm) has a set of four anecdotes from the Lib Dem Spring Conference here. Far from being exclusives from his "undercover reporter in Liverpool" they are all old news. LOL had the best story - on Lib Dem money laundering - yesterday, as did our credited source GuF, and GuF also had the second one at 11 this morning. The first - about autocues - was frankly obvious.

Leaving the fourth - about a non-photograph. Which is what journalists would I believe call a non-story. As Tory bloggers did when it was Boris Johnson who didn't get photographed the other day.

The post is only really good for a link to Archbishop Cramner's destruction of Whippy Clogg's speech. Amen to that.

5 comments:

jailhouselawyer said...

"autocues"? I much prefer the term "idiot cards"!

BTW, pop over to Bob Piper's place on roll up, roll up, some anonymong has had a pop at you.

a very public sociologist said...

I suppose Iain's desperate to hoover up as many "exclusives" as he can now Guido is challenging his crown as Britain's most-read blogger.

Newmania said...

Thats a bit mean from someone whose post is a review of Iain�s post. I `d rather the Lib Dems were confused over Europe than unambiguously determined to give away the country as Brown and President Tony are. Gather Mandy is going to be back at President Tone`s right hand . What a travesty of democracy that will be

( I expect its all the fault of sub prime ...)
Given the objections to the EU raised by Unite and others. I `m a little suprised you have not been a bit more critical

Chris Paul said...

Given that Iain is "Britain's Leading Political Blogger" - or at least in a scrap with GuF for the honour - I think we are entitled to expect what is presented as exclusive insider news to be just that rather than reheated and uncredited blog stories. Don't you think?

I don't think Blair will be President of Europe ... but we'll have to wait and see. I suppose it depends if there are vetoes rather than some kind of FPTP or STV. In these latter cases he might have a chance.

Newmania said...

Bet Brown cannot wait to see him greet the EU`s 'first lady' Cherie

( Thats a lie ! )