Archive | 2009

Labour Party conference 2009 #lab09

I’ve only missed one Labour Party conference in about the last 14 years. This year however I’m only there for one day as I need to stay in Leeds to help my wife who is the final week of the selection contest to choose the prospective Parliamentary candidate for Elmet and Rothwell. My flying visit […]

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Cabinet Office hits back at inaccurate media coverage of Deputy Director of Digital Communication job advert

Once again the media has been getting its collective knickers in a twist because the UK government is recruiting a ‘Twittercrat’ who will be ‘paid to teach the Government how to use social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Bebo.’ Cue, lots of critical comment and editorials. Except that most of it wasn’t true and […]

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Why Labour is beating the Tories online

It is a common fallacy that the Tories are beating Labour online. That’s why Conservative MPs dominate the new Total Politics Annual Blog Poll. There are just 14 Labour blogs in the Top 30, compared to nine Conservative… That’s right. Labour is in fact the party that leads with blogging MPs, according to a poll […]

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The truth about The Investor’s Business Daily, Professor Stephen Hawking and MND/Lou Gehrig’s Disease

You’d think a publication with the title of The Investor’s Business Daily would be a pretty reputable publication, dedicated to checking its facts, otherwise how could it talk cover a subject such as investment? You’d be wrong. The Investor’s Business Daily was where the story about Professor Stephen Hawking and his experiences (or claimed lack […]

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