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A Tory blog has been penetrated by an act of classic web waggery after it leeched bandwidth via a picture used to illustrate a posting about party fees. There was something of an uprising among members last year, with some claiming they were being shafted by the new pricing structure. The Blaby Conservative Future site, run by …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ha ha ha ha!

    As a b3tard myself, I fully endorse this.

    Serves the thieving so-and-so(s) right.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Out of interest ...

    ... as I can't be bothered to keep checking back, will El Reg let us know if they *ever* twig what's happened.

  3. lansalot

    eagle eyed ?

    I might wear specs, but I'm no Mr Magoo....

    "Eagle-eyed readers will notice the words "vote Labour" underneath the coin."

    I spied "B3TA MEN" instead. Do I win a jizz-covered pound for spotting the deliberate error ?

  4. lansalot


    Ignore that. Apparently I'm more of a Mr Magoo that I thought...

    Here's to anonymous posting in the future !

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    fantastic comments

    The comments are truly hilarious

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading through them :)

  6. Insect Inside

    Tory Price Rise

    It's about time the conservatives took a firm hold of their members.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @ not so eagle eyed

    Go to

    Look under the coin, not on the rim

  8. Gilgamesh

    if there's one thing b3tards excel at

    it's vandalising the internet with crudely drawn penises

  9. Rob Sked

    Conversatives in NSFW shock

    Is this a "proper" conservative website? I only ask, as they seem to have a sense of humor:

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Eagle Eyed


    Click the image & look in the shadow of the coin.

  11. Tom Silver badge

    It just went 404

    Looks like someone noticed... :)

  12. fixit_f

    Haha it's gone.

    What a bunch of stupid right wing arsewits.

  13. Neil Woolford

    Damn, it's been pulled...

    Just when I'd thought of something puerile to add to the splendidly long list of puerile comments too!

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And ... I'm spent.

    They've just pulled the plug on the whole page. And just as I was about to impersonate Daniel Hayward to demonstrate how insecure the comments are.

  15. conan

    They've twigged

    Looks like the site's just gone down - I guess somebody spotted it. boo

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They've pulled it!

    Google cached page here:

  17. strides

    awww... it's just been "pulled"

    Looks like the game is up... the page was 404 for a while and now appears to be 'invite only'. Shame, some of the comments were pure class...

  18. Colin Guthrie

    It's been pulled???

    That's just gonna make it even messier no??

  19. Craig Collier

    oowwww not fair :(

    I had it on my screen, laughing heartily, send a link round the office, then wham, it's taken down. I refreshed my page and lost it, now i'm searching through HTML cache to try and find it, but i think i've lost it all - if anyone knows how to retrieve it, please post up - it was on my screen before i refreshed the page.

    Quite possibly the funniest slur on conservatism i've ever read.

    All hail the power of El Reg!!!

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Bollocks, seems to have gone. I've kept a backup of the comments though, which will naturally be appearing on my site shortly.

    NaNeil @ B3ta

  21. Mark

    13:37 - It's taken down.

    It was taken down at 13:37 lol. Shame.

    On another slight NSFW note, here's an amusing Microsoft Partnership oops/cockup that was shown to a collegue of mine.

  22. David W



  23. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ...though I can't see the yolk

    It seems that what was on that coin has left another Tory minister with egg on his face.

  24. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "There was something of an uprising among members"


    "Before it gets pulled off"

    wins my prize for creative snigger-inducing pun-ing in journalism award for 2007

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Today of all days, I didn't go on b3ta at work...


  26. Alex Wood


    Title should either be "Conservatives' cock-up (n.)", or "Conservatives cock up (v.)". Entertaining article, though, of course!

  27. David


    Blimey, I should think that even an eagle would have trouble spotting the "vote labour" phrase (assuming it could read). I only saw it vaguely by loading it an image editing program and jacking up the gamma/contast to excessive levels. Even then, I probably wouldn`t have recognised it as what it actually is, unless I`d already been told.

  28. Edward Fingleton

    What a deferens...

    a day makes to your party message.

  29. Tim Ireland


    I'm a b3tan, and I approve of this act... but it needs to be noted that this was posted by one hell of a lurker:

  30. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Now where is...

    ... when you need them?

  31. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It just so happened...

    that I pulled a copy off just before it went down...

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