Category Archives: The Political Weblog Movement

Jenvey: another long and boring post about sock puppets

Read Richard Bartholomew and this comment thread on the subject of Lionheart’s serial retro-moderation and other sudden changes of heart. Richard Bartholomew reports that Lionheart is back, and defending Glen Jenvey. All of the comments presently under that latest Lionheart … Continue reading

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I warned you about those bloody Canadians

Don’t run into big fights in a freshly-made mask. Ever. It’s a bad idea. Turn up to a fight in a mask no-one recognises, and a lot of well-motivated and resourceful people will want to know who you are. In … Continue reading

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Two screengrabs for your reference and mine

Over the past 20+ hours, Derek Draper has been playing a fun little game of comment keepsies. He’s been challenging folk, including me, to respond to this or that… while withholding any responses. This is the link, but please keep … Continue reading

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Why is the Labour Party spamming bloggers?

Since mid-January, I have received a number of separate emails from the following address: Labour Party New Media Team info [at] email-new.labour.org.uk Initially, I thought nothing of it; I’d subscribed to email updates from the Labour Party a long time … Continue reading

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Lotsa links for lunchtime

The character is fiction, but the horror is real; Sick Days – D-Notice on The Sun v the Criminal Justice System. – Paulie has a different opinion to mine on MPs and their expenses. I readily accept that my opinion … Continue reading

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The British are coming

Hello all. A little landmark in British political blogging has just whooshed by, and I thought I might share the lesson in a way that outsiders can enjoy. (This includes our American cousins, but none of those filthy Canadanians, for … Continue reading

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Labour List – a warning to all potential contributors

During a previous conversation, LabourList.org founder and controller Derek Draper suggested that I share with the class our entire email conversation. I’m happy to reveal all of that previous conversation at any stage, but for now I’m treating this as … Continue reading

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Derek Draper is an arrogant sod

Sometimes people miss key updates to previous posts (waves to BBD), so I’m putting a little alert here to draw your attention to breathtaking arrogance that rivals even Dale’s best efforts: “i am building a site for 60 million people, … Continue reading

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Cllr Ben Grower cannot be trusted

Bournemouth Echo – Website praise for Bournemouth councillor comes from… councillor!: ‘Omegaman’ is registered with an address containing Cllr Grower’s name, which does not appear to other readers. When contacted, Cllr Grower initially suggested several people had access to his … Continue reading

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Derek Draper, LabourList and… Schillings?!

Putting aside for the moment Derek Draper’s greatly misguided decision to learn at the feet of self-proclaimed masters of the medium Iain Dale and Paul Staines (while touching briefly on what he has clearly learned about comment moderation censorship from … Continue reading

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