Category Archives: The Political Weblog Movement

Jack Straw: I’m sorry, but he *is* a cretin

I pledged to write a letter to Jack Straw. Time to deliver. To: Jack Straw From: Tim Ireland Re: Your comments of Thursday, 20 Jul 2006 Dear Jack, It is my sad duty to inform you that you are a … Continue reading

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Independent newspaper lashes out at independent publishers

For some reason the Independent is having a go at bloggers… The fragrantly-hyphenated Janet Street-Porter kicked things off yesterday with this charming piece: Janet Street-Porter – Editor-At-Large: Blog off… You don’t want to know what I weigh today (do you?) … Continue reading

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Oh, well *done* Jack

You’re all familiar with Jack Straw. Brave man. Not afraid to speak out or stand up for what’s right. Right? Read. Sign.

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Direct to the nav-bar

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the interwebs… Simon Carr.

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To comment or not to comment

Lynne Featherstone requests your input. My view: Blogger’s new moderation features make this a much more attractive prospect for MPs and councillors, as there’s now a nifty spambot filter and you can also view comments before they are published on … Continue reading

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Describe Bloggerheads in two words or less

Tch. I prefer the term ‘freedom-fighting’ and they know it. ;o) (Heads-up via Wibbler, who also brings to our attention a wonderful way to get shot.)

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Labour Home: “It was only a beta-test….”

LabourHome.org – the ‘home of grass roots Labour opinion’ – is due to launch soon. The opening post that mistakenly credits me with building Conservativehome.com has been described by the creator as a ‘cunning marketing plan’. (Don’t feel too bad, … Continue reading

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Picky mix

Bit of a grab-bag today. I do apologise… Pandora: When David Miliband became the first Cabinet minister to launch an online diary a few months back, he boldly declared that he intended to “bridge the gap between politicians and the … Continue reading

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Alastair Campbell launches World Cup Blog

Oh, for fuck’s sake. UPDATE (2:47) – Tch. For some reason they deleted this comment. Coincidentally, they have also just started reviewing comments before publishing them. UPDATE (3:01) – Oh dear. Actually, it looks like comments have been disabled entirely. … Continue reading

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New Statesman New Media Awards 2006

I’m really not sure how I’m going to approach the 2006 New Statesman New Media Awards. I remain convinced that their decision non-decision last year (1, 2) was a deliberate snub (especially because they made a point of pressing Boris … Continue reading

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