Tag: Netroots UK

Technology, UK Politics

Liquid Democracy at NetrootsUK

I made an ‘Ignite’ timed 5 minute presentation yesterday at Netroots UK about Liquid Democracy and the German Pirate Party, and what UK political parties can learn from them. My slides are below, and the recording of the live stream is below that. Press play on the live stream and […]

Technology, UK Politics

So #NetrootsUK wasn’t gender balanced enough, Luke Akehurst enough, African or Caribbean enough… I think we’re missing the point

So 2 days after #NetrootsUK, and a load of recriminations rumble on, mostly on Twitter. Sigh. Here’s a selection. [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/lukeakehurst/statuses/23780655234023424″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/yonmei/statuses/24514916333395969″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/LeeJasper/statuses/23771093433065472″] Look folks, events can always be more representative, more diverse, more gender balanced. But look at #NetrootsUK and compare it to almost any Labour event […]

Technology, UK Politics

What’s the point of #NetrootsUK?

We’re half way through Netroots UK, and I am struggling with this event a bit. Here are a few tweets that raise some of the important questions: [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/davebriggs/status/23697235304775680″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/anthonypainter/status/23696610999402497″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/TalSz/status/23711278425972736″] [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/MarinaPepper/statuses/23704197320937472″] With the exception of Clifford Singer (he’s behind the ace MyDavidCameron and False Economy), the […]