Tag Archive for Iain Dale

Onwards, ever onwards

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Next week will mark the first birthday of Lords of the Blog.   Yesterday, we also reached another milestone: we passed the figure of 150,000 visitors since we started blogging.  They are not unique visitors and the figure is modest relative to the sites that attract high traffic, such as Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes.  However,…

An attractive House

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Iain Dale in his blog has, like last year, invited nominations for the most fanciable political journalist.  However, on this occasion he has added a new category: ” Last Valentine’ Day, I caused a minor stir in the press lobby by compiling  Top 20 Fanciable Journalists list a Top 20 Fanciable Journalists list in response…

Debating the economic situation

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The House yesterday debated the current economic situation.  I mentioned in an earlier post some of the speakers who would be taking part.  The debate can be found at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200708/ldhansrd/text/81103-0002.htm#0811039000009 The quality of the debate was commented on by the minister, Baroness Vadera, in her speech winding-up for the Government: “My Lords, it is rare…

In praise of the Lords

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Total Politics is a new monthly magazine; Iain Dale is the publisher.  The November issue has an article, ‘Why we need the House of Lords’, by David Seymour, former political editor of the Mirror group.  As he admits, he has moved from being a committed advocate of Lords reform to being a supporter of the present…

Plain English

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Iain Dale has drawn attention to the Plain English Campaign which, as it says on its website, has invited “all MPs and their staff to send us their nominations for the best (clearest) and worst (most ridden with gobbledygook) documents that they have seen this year in Parliament.”   Why, one wonders, have they not written to…