The story Iain Dale won’t tell you

It’s here, here, here, herehere and even self-referentially here. It’s got politics. It’s got David Cameron. And it’s on a topic that features regularly on Iain’s blog. But he’s not written a blog posting about it.

How curious.

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  • I don’t think it’s on Conservative Home either.

    This just goes to show that Iain Dale’s blog and Conservative Home are one-sided pro-party mouthpieces and nothing more.

    Lib Dem Voice reports plenty of things that are not politically useful for the Lib Dems.

    It’s called balance or honesty and it’s a good reason to be a Lib Dem.

  • Hywel Morgan 29th Mar '07 - 10:43pm

    There’s no reason why LDV should be balanced.

    I’m not even sure it’s true to say that LDV is balanced about reporting stories which are not useful for the party – for example there was nothing about the Burnley vote fraud trial/convictions.

  • And your blog posting (a word used deliberately instead of comment) is where …?

  • Antony Hook Antony Hook 30th Mar '07 - 2:05pm

    Iain,

    I like your Diary, and might have told you so when I saw you on the Sevenoaks train.

    But you know in your heart that if any other party had been selling these dinners you would have had a lot more to say about it.

    Your Diary is like the whole Cameron-thing, intersting at first glance but too often leaving doubts later that it isn’t old fashioned Toryism.

  • Antony Hook Antony Hook 30th Mar '07 - 8:27pm

    Fair enough.

  • Iain – I think you’ve missed the thrust of the hypocrisy question – at least to my mind – which is that in some cases you are very keen for parties to pay back money and in other cases you are, err…, not.

    You present the “pay back the money” argument as being a principled one, so it should then be applied across the board shouldn’t it?

    And that means if a party leader, even your own, has had their fundraising operation ruled out of order, then you should be saying “pay it back” or (agreeing that we’re all political bloggers) saying nothing, rather than saying an apology is enough.

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