Monday, April 13, 2009

Listen: Westminster Hour Discussion on Blogging

The Westminster Hour have put up the nine minute discussion on blogging last night between me and Sunder Katwala from the Fabian Society.

Click HERE to listen.

10 comments:

DaveA said...

Iain, I trust you are well. I must say I have been glued to the internet the last 48 hours indulging in some uber schadenfreude at the Labour Party. This is worth the annual internet bill on its own, to paraphrase the BBC Licence fee.

Dick the Prick said...

How bitter is Charley Clarke and how utterly stupid. There was a point where he wibbled on about 'stuff affecting stuff' or something - fortunately I was watching the golf but...

Also caught a Sky interview yesterday where he appeared from behing his garden hedge blatantly talking to a disengaged phone - man of action, busy, working hard, being consulted, imparting sage advice - with friends like him, take up drinking maybe?

anarki said...

Interesting stuff. Is anyone else getting a horrible hiss on that audio though or just me? Can't understand how the BBC would manage to mess up their own recording like that.

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Yeah anarki, I got the hiss too, but I thought Mandelson was in the studio too.

Simon Gardner said...

The Westminster Hour has been on iPlayer since it broadcast (which is where I heard it).

Duyfken said...

My word verification word to insert this comment is "tosse". Is this a none too subtle suggestion from you Iain for me not to bother?

I can take a hint.

Andrzej said...

I listened to and enjoyed the Westminster Hour. Pound featured quite a lot as an apologist on TV when McBridegate kicked off there. He seemed angrier about bloggers than any wrong doing at the taxpayers' expense.

Who else knew about this in the Prime Ministers office? Was McBride (as some have claimed) a lone gun?

Andrzej said...

Pound cried off? Come to think of it at the weekend he only appeared alone. He did apologise for seeming angry on the BBC. The nice lady presenter smiled back at him before turning away.

casper said...

Left wing blogs are so dull, perhaps because they are supported by the Labour Government. Did you know that Antonia Bance, the Labour Councillor and Oxfam's campaigns manager on UK poverty, was sent a couple of years ago by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on a three-day, all expenses-paid conference in Budapest on the finer points of blogging - the keeping of Internet diaries? She received a £500 bursary to go on the trip, which was attended by other bloggers. The total cost of the jaunt, which was held at the luxurious five-star Hotel Intercontinental on the banks of the River Danube, was £300,000. I hope you were invited as well.

Iain Dale said...

I certainly wasn't!