Friday, May 26, 2006

Financial News Tonight

According to Normblog, the collection at the Euston Manifesto launch raised £1200. Since I know that all those guys are really, really keen on proper record keeping for organisations that raise money from the public, I will be looking forward to having a look at the accounts of the EM group when they are filed.

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

About a fiver each - not bad. Why is Geras now referring to himself in the third-person though?

5/26/2006 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Have you read Geras's speech to the launch party? Old Nick must have been shifting a bit uncomfortably in his seat when he was going on about the media reaction in the days after 9/11.

5/26/2006 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous dsquared said...

hahaha yes. Btw, I was going to say that there was no need for the EM Group to file accounts since passing the bucket round at a private meeting is not the same as soliciting money from the public, but there is a PayPal button on their website so I actually rather suspect that they are.

5/26/2006 01:07:00 PM  
Blogger Captain Cabernet said...

1. Pedantic point, but what the hell: Eliot did not visit a hamlet in Cambridgeshire, he visited one in Huntingdonshire.

2. What were Hitchens and Kamm doing at a rival event?

5/26/2006 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous dsquared said...

Remember that Kamm was a late signer and Hitchens hasn't signed it at all, I think. Also (if we're getting Kremlinological here) Decency has a slight hairline fissure on the issue of Kurdish politics - Nick Cohen is big mates with the Worker Communist Party of Iraq and Hitchens with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, two groups which hate each other badly enough to kill each other.

5/26/2006 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wot was the "rival event"
-mqafjy

5/26/2006 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Backword Dave said...

CC, the Torygraph also reported that Little Gidding is in Cambridgeshire.

Rival event? Not this one, surely?

From NG's speech: "Terrorism is murder. There is no context that makes it OK." Blimey. That's Nelson Mandela fucked then. And Trotsky. And even Israel.

During and after the war, then Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion set about establishing order by dismantling the Palmach and underground organizations like the Irgun and Lehi. Those two groups were even classified as terror organizations after the murder of a Swedish diplomat.

I *think* Norm means by "terrorists" "people whom I choose to call terrorists".

Ariel bombardment is murder. But here there *is* a 'context that makes it OK.' Discuss.

5/26/2006 02:25:00 PM  
Blogger Vinnie Grett said...

That thing about the Nick and "The Dude" (that's how they refer to him over at HP)falling out over their view of the Kurdish situation just goes to show how complex that part of the world really is. welcome to the real world you dupes.

5/26/2006 02:25:00 PM  
Blogger Vinnie Grett said...

And another thing: Alan Millburn lecturing Rageh Omar about Islam and Iraq (which he candidly admitted he hasn't visted) on "The Week" was Decentism at it's very best - vapid and risible platitudes masquerading as coherent geopolitical strategies. The look of derision on Omar's face at the end was a joy to see.

5/26/2006 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous redpesto said...

Ariel bombardment is murder. But here there *is* a 'context that makes it OK.' Discuss.

Spelling mistake produces unintentionally revealing pun re. Israel/Palestine?

vinne - re. Milburn on The Week - I caught two seconds of that last night and thought 'No way am I going to watch that, I've got a temper to keep'

5/26/2006 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger Captain Cabernet said...

CC, the Torygraph also reported that Little Gidding is in Cambridgeshire.

So it is. But it wasn't when Eliot visited.

5/26/2006 05:40:00 PM  
Blogger muscularliberalswatch said...

Come on lads, arent you all being a tad obsessive about this whole thing. I do realise it's amusing but this is a step to far. I reckon you should all chill out.

5/27/2006 02:14:00 AM  
Blogger muscularliberalswatch said...

If you read the link below, you honeslty think that he's created a cult! it's like a chilhhood fantasy or something. yikes.

http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2006/05/euston_to_eusto.html

5/27/2006 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a fiver each?

Don't take themselves too seriously then, despite the self-important puffery of their tome

5/27/2006 01:57:00 PM  

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