Tag: Blogging

EU Politics

Silvana’s internet Koch-up

Just a few days before the European Parliament elections in Germany (polling day there is Sunday 7th June) there’s an interesting story brewing about the liberals’ (FDP) lead candidate Silvana Koch-Mehrin – I’ve posted a little about this before. It’s one of those interesting cases where a politician getting things […]

EU Politics, Technology

Åsa Westlund’s social media campaign

European Elections are now very much on the horizon and I’m happy to have been able to work with one MEP to create a campaign page – Swedish Social Democrat Åsa Westlund’s site went online this week, of course powered by Wordpress. The site brings together all of the different […]

EU Politics

Caserta and confusion

Oh, what a day. I’ve been teaching Italian civil servants about the principles of UK government written and oral briefing – the fourth day of five days of training that has taken me from Bologna to Roma and now to Caserta. The training venue is in the heart of the […]

Technology, UK Politics

Labourlist must not blog in a void

As covered by Iain, Bob, Guido, ConHome and the Spectator the new Derek Draper blogging initiative Labour List has now seen the light of day with a soft launch. So what should be made of all of this? The list of people contributing to Labour List is impressive. There are […]


Upgrade work complete

The upgrade work for the new blog is complete. Here is a quick summary of the changes… Running on Wordpress 2.7, with a new theme based on Hybrid / Leviathan New Sportblog added, with excellent mapping like this thanks to the excellent XML Google Maps plugin for Wordpress Twitter updates […]


New focus for 2009

There are going to be a few changes here at this blog over the coming few weeks as, from a professional point of view, 2009 promises to be a year of major changes. I’ll be starting a Limited Company in the web design business together with a number of others […]

EU Politics

Dale on blogging and political parties

Iain Dale has today written a long post about how some Labour people think he’s in some way the mouthpiece of the Tory Party. I don’t agree with parts of the way his article is put together (for example: Sunny Hundal is one of the most straightforward and interesting people […]