Spent yesterday evo on a sofa with Paul Burgin the man behind the rather fine Mars Hill blog and Rachel North, 7/7 survivor and blogger-novellist. The ringmaster was Iain Dale and the venue 18 Doughty Street. Paul reports on proceedings here. Had hitherto been sceptical of Tory tv but yesterday’s slot concentrated on the Labour leadership Manchester announcements. It was a fairly agreeable experience. Subjects under discussion included what the cabinet might look like and the unhelpful Mr Portillo… well he’s being jolly helpful to us at the mo’ actually. You can check it out here. I can’t bear to myself.