On Friday I went to my first barcamp and, as per the rules, I’m meant to blog about the experience. So here goes. First of all, I should write about my expectations. In retrospect I think they were a little too high, like I had just got some kind of golden ticket into the inner… Continue reading What I learned at #barcampnfp
Tag: unlock democracy
What part of Yes do you not understand?
A review of Don’t Take No For An Answer by Lewis Baston and Ken Ritchie (Biteback Publishing, 2011) I’ve made several attempts at writing a review of Don’t Take No For An Answer, Lewis Baston and Ken Ritchie’s review of the 2011 referendum and the ongoing campaign for electoral reform. It is a highly readable… Continue reading What part of Yes do you not understand?
Whisper it, it’s unfashionable, but political parties still need members
Chandila Fernando, to his credit, is at least campaigning for some radical ideas in his campaign for Lib Dem President. He wants the Lib Dems to “become the first mainstream political party to move away from the tired concept of card-carrying membership” replacing it with “a system of registered supporters.” Fernando’s website has currently been… Continue reading Whisper it, it’s unfashionable, but political parties still need members