Thursday, October 30, 2008

1984 and other stories

First of all, thanks to everyone who joined in the 1984 campaign: we got the required number of pledges in at 1pm on Tuesday afternoon, so every one of the 646 MPs will be getting a copy. Further, it seems that, thanks to donations, the party ordered so many copies that the publishers had to do a print run especially for us (we know, because we have a couple of copies with still-wet ink smudges on the cover)!

Those of you who have pledged to send a copy yourselves, remember that we want them to arrive by November the Fifth (or on that date, if possible) or the greatest impact.

In the meantime, the details of the first UK Libertarian Party Conference are up on the party's website. It's at the end of November and we have chosen to hold it in York, so that (hopefully) as many people as possible have as short a distance to travel as possible.

The plan is to start at 1pm, get the business over with as soon as possible (slated for about 6pm) and then go and have a colossal piss-up. Well, that's my plan at least...

We hope to see you all there! Or at least a goodly number of you...

12 comments:

Luke said...

Excellent! I'm at York Uni atm, been following the party with interest.

Hope to be at the conference!

Peter Horne said...

Luke
Do you think University Radio York might be interested in the AGM?
I was thinking maybe they should be approached.

Vicola said...

Ivan Lewis's copy of 1984 is packaged and ready on my desk. It will be setting off first thing tomorrow morning! Given his popularity in his constituency I was astounded to be the first person to request to send the useless twat a copy.

Panopticon Britain said...

All packed, ready to post. I take it first class sent the morning of the 4th will get there on time?

ThunderDragon said...

Excellent news! I have my copy and it's ready to go in the post on Monday.

Matt Davies said...

Monday for me too. I don't expect it too have individual impact, but it might get the bastards talking.

Maybe a media outlet will pick up the story too, AS LONG AS WE TELL THEM!

Anonymous said...

We tell them all the time, its whether they choose to run with the story !

What we have been sruck by is the sheer anger of some of those volunteering to spend a fiver, plus the fear of others trying to persuade their partners not to make this peaceful protest in case 'they' get you.

Cheers LPUK Campaigns Team

Dick Puddlecote said...

My copy was purchased Monday and is just awaiting the insert message which I'll think on over the weekend. It will be brief but there is so much very wrong with this country, if I were to mention it all the insert would be thicker than the book.

Jeff Wood said...

Good luck with the exercise. Those clowns have just voted 648 to 5 to destroy the economy. OK, they call it the Climate Change Act, but it is the same difference.

At least we can save on five lengths of hempen rope, and spend the saving on five bottles of good port for the only sane members of that sorry House.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Oh Dear, someone got their copy early.

http://tomcharris.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/an-orwellian-nightmare-oh-wake-up/

He's not too happy about it either.

Luke said...

Peter

I could give it a shot I suppose, one of my flatmates is trying for a job with the Radio and one of the student newspapers. I'll see if I can get in touch.

Tomrat said...

Regrettably I will be at a friends wedding on the day of the conference.

Gutted.

Still my copy for John Battle is packaged and ready to go recorded on Tuesday.