I’ve been added as a ‘friend’ in Facebook by Peter Hain. But while Hain might be an interesting person to have as a real friend (you could ask him why he was a young liberal and ended up joining Labour… or why he thinks it’s OK to be a turncoat about the Iraq war), in Facebook this is just an effort to get supporters for his Deputy Leadership bid. Whoever it is working for Hain clearly did not see I’m an administrator for the ‘Harman For Deputy!’ Group. There’s no way I’m switching my support away from Harriet – I am her webmanager too!
Rival candidate for Deputy, Jon Cruddas, has taken a different tactic towards me today: he’s managed to get my e-mail address from somewhere, so I’ve now got an e-mail from him. No, Jon, I don’t really want your spam thank you. At least he’s not trying to be my friend.