I was rather irritated this morning to read this article on the Guardian website which, apart from ignoring whole aspects of the internet campaigning (about which I may blog later, but may not), included this sentence: A more colourful Lib Dem, Lembit Opik, has been using Facebook in his bid for the party leadership. Even… Continue reading Ros Scott: it wos the internet wot won it
Trevor Phillips thinks it is: The public in this country would, he believes, embrace a black leader but the system would prevent it happening. â€œHere, the problem is not the electorate, the problem is the machine.â€ It was no coincidence that there were only 15 ethnic-minority MPs, he said. â€œThe parties and the unions and… Continue reading Is UK politics institutionally racist?
Claims the little one: In her speech, Ms Blears also complained about a “spreading corrosive cynicism” in political discussion. She turned her fire on political “bloggers” – accusing them of fuelling disengagement by focusing on “unearthing scandals, conspiracies and perceived hypocrisy” and of being written by “people with disdain for the political system and politicians”.… Continue reading A masterclass in missing the Zeitgeist by Hazel Blears