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Lib Dem Conference Event: Lembit Opik, Guido Fawkes, Jeremy Browne, Richard Grayson, Stephen Haseler…

By Julian Harris
September 15th, 2010 at 11:55 am | 1 Comment | Posted in coalition, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats


This is the week we’ve all been waiting for. Waiting, patiently. Silently. Waiting.

Then waiting some more.

Yet suddenly HARK! IT STARTS!

Yes, that’s right – the Liberal Democrat Conference 2010 begins this Saturday. I can almost feel your auricles fluttering from here.

If you’re going to conference, come to this:

“Coalition, Cuts and Conservatives: an attractive agenda for the Lib Dems?”

It features:


And me.

Mark Littlewood, now head of the IEA, chairs the event.

It’s on Sunday 19th September, 8pm – 9:15pm.

Location: ACC Liverpool, Hall 11C

It’s free, but get there early to avoid disappointment. It’s inside the venue, so you need a conference pass.

Also, if you would like to HELP Liberal Vision during the conference, drop me an e-mail with “Help! You need somebody (me)” in the subject line. I know, I know. I have my coat and am heading for the door. I can only apologise.

And finally… young Liberal Democrat Niklas Smith has been doing valuable work critiquing the free schools motion. You can read his excellent evidence-check against the motion here:

But for now adios, and we’ll see you in Liverpool.

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It’s that time of year again: teen-lesbo-erotic A Level results day

By Julian Harris
August 19th, 2010 at 1:39 pm | 3 Comments | Posted in Culture, Uncategorized

A-level results … congratulate the kids … record passes … record A grades … not enough University places … dumbing down … getting easier every year…



And yadda again.

But this year, thanks to the interweb, you need not even buy a copy of any of Fleet Street’s finest rags; for THIS WEBSITE has compiled all the best shots of busty, ecstatic 18 year olds clutching result papers while screaming and taking up the classic “about to hug” lesbo-erotic pose that excites so many old Torygraph-reading retired Colonels.

Here’s my favourite of all time:


Do you think it’s airbrushed? Should the shots include more boys?

H/T: Alec van Gelder.

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Freedom, but only for Jesus-loving ‘Murcans

By Julian Harris
August 17th, 2010 at 1:55 pm | 1 Comment | Posted in Culture, US Politics

The 9/11 attacks were coined an “attack on our freedoms” both in the USA and in other parts of the West (like here). This seemed like reasonable rhetoric, at least until the US government came up with the Patriot Act and a variety of plans to drop a load of bombs on people in the Middle East.

The latest sadly ironic post-9/11 assault on freedom involves the reactionary opposition to some community centre in New York which will apparently include a mosque. This has widely been reported as a plan to “build a mosque on ground zero”, yet as this blog post shows, the mosque isn’t even that close to ground zero:


To borrow Big Apple parlance, the mosque is “two blocks” away. Presumably some flats/shops/offices in that area even include people called Mohammed.

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God v Satan

By Julian Harris
August 16th, 2010 at 3:54 pm | 8 Comments | Posted in Satire

One for Laurence Boyce:



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Chinese labourers to earn £100,000+ per annum?

By Julian Harris
August 5th, 2010 at 10:10 am | 3 Comments | Posted in UK Politics

crowBob Crow, speaking to Ian Hislop:

“I have more in common with a Chinese labourer than [I do with] someone like yourself…”

Annual salary of Bob Crow:

£105, 679

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