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My point was an observation, highlighting the DUP's massive inconsistency on this issue, rather than suggesting what the DUP should be saying. As a fervent supporter of the link-up between the Conservatives and the UUP - which will give people in Northern Ireland the first chance in the best part of four decades to vote for people who can play a full role in UK decision-making, potentially as members of a government rather than as a permanent opposition sideshow - I regard the DUP as political opponents. I thought, however, that if any of the major political parties had said one thing in one arena and said something different in its manifesto on the same subject, that they would have been taken to task by the media.
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Testing, testing...
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2009 on New comments system at ConservativeHome
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The Alan Amos in question is of course the former Conservative MP for Hexham!
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Loughton, in Epping Forest, Essex, is regarded as "East of England" in terms of the Government's English regions (which are also the boundaries for the European Parliamentary regions). The same goes for Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.
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ACT - and others, I am merely keen that comments made are within the bounds of the libel laws and ask all contributors to our threads to respect that.
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GB£.com - please let's not get personal about others commenting on the thread.
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David - it is the one I linked to at the bottom of today's newslinks, is it not - Statistics chief inflames row over foreign workers?
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2009 on Thursday 12th February 2009 at ConservativeHome
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Adam Hume - I don't believe what I wrote was nasty and snide, but if you take that view then so be it. However, your suggestion that I have "targeted" Philip Hollobone because of his support for Better Off Out is absolute nonsense, not least because I am extremely sympathetic to his views on Europe. I also assure you that no one has briefed me against him.
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BB - It was me who overwrote your original comment. In trying to uphold certain standards on the site, I felt that writing four-letter words in full was inappropriate.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2009 on Tuesday 3rd February 2009 at ConservativeHome
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Parvez, You accuse us - wrongly - of censorship. There are a number of entries pending publication and yours is among them. That said, I am still keen to get as many nominations as possible, so please email them to jonathan@conservativehome.com.
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For the record, neither Tim nor I has been contacted by Steve Foley regarding his comment above. However, with regard to what he says, I would merely say that in our efforts to provide comprehensive coverage of what is being said and written by and about the Conservative Party and David Cameron etc, we link to all kinds of articles and sites, and inevitably they include websites and commentators with whom we may disagree. In this case, I have made it clear that the game is completely unofficial and not something that David Cameron has sanctioned; and I would have thought it went without saying - but here goes anyway - that ConservativeHome would not approve of using violence to demonstrate opposition to a policy in this way. Having explained what it's all about, readers can choose whether or not they want to click through to the game. Similarly, they can also choose whether or not they want to read more of the thoughts of David Cameron, Polly Toynbee, Maria Miller, Ken Livingstone, Michael Portillo and others today based on the previews we have offered.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2009 on Saturday 17th January 2009 at ConservativeHome
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Jamie - Nadine Dorries was present for that vote!
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A quick reminder that you can read ConservativeHome's comments policy here: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/resources/2005/12/comments_policy.html We don't want to have to edit comments but reserve the right to do so if people become unpleasant or particularly unconstructive.
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