Yet again I find myself apologising for the lack of posts over this weekend.
Here are a couple of things which caught my eye on Saturday.
1 Saddam Hussain found guilty and sentenced to death, no surprise there.
2 Tony Blair's mate has the veto over the investigation into the "loans for peerages" investigation, it will be very interesting to see whether he does the decent thing.
One of the main reasons for the lack of posts is that my Saturday was taken up at a full day Conservative conference. This wasn't the usual rah-rah session but a serious look at where we are as a party, where we need to be and how we are going to get there. Strategists amongst you will be familiar with this way of thinking but it is the first time I have seen this kind of focus this early in the election cycle from the Conservative party. You can read some fuller accounts here and here.
David Cameron and the party leadership are clearly taking this seriously and professionally. Even though the message was focused on how much work we still have to do I cam out much more confident about our election prospects than when I went in.
In the evening I took my family up to Blackheath to celebrate an attempt to blow up Parliament. Luckily we escaped without being arrested for glorification of terrorism. Rosie, despite being a gun-dog, is scared witless by fireworks so we got home to find she had wet herself on the kitchen floor. Such is family life.
Coulson in Court
6 hours ago