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The Labour/left blogosphere in the UK and Wikileaks

The whole Wikileaks saga has left me torn and confused. My automatic reaction is to welcome the leaks, to welcome the fact that we know much more now about how the wool has been pulled over our eyes as citizens about matters ranging from the hopelessness of the war in Afghanistan to the dodgy behaviour of Prince Andrew.

So why then have so few of the main left leaning blogs in the UK said anything thoughtful or positive about Wikileaks? The establishment, as represented by the political blogosphere? Continue Reading


Writing elsewhere – web campaigning for Progress and EU politics for Left Foot Forward

This blog has been a little quiet recently, but it’s not because I’ve stopped writing. Post-election UK politics is more interesting than at any point for the last few years and I’ve been entering the debates by writing elsewhere – in the main because this blog has a very EU-focused audience.

If UK politics does interest you then I’ve written two pieces for Progress – about the impact of internet campaigns on the UK general election (with specific reference to Stella Creasy’s campaigns in Walthamstow) and about how the candidates in Labour’s leadership election can use the internet for their campaigns and how the net will be vital in that race.

With more of a UK-EU focus I’ve also written a piece for Left Foot Forward looking at the coalition government’s EU policies.

I’ve also been doing the tech for a new web initiative – Labour values – that is drawing together good campaign experience from Labour across the UK at the general election.