To: Chris Lightfoot

Posted by Tim Ireland at March 5, 2007

Category: The Political Weblog Movement

This entry was posted on
Monday, March 5th, 2007
6:23 pm and is filed
under The Political Weblog Movement.

Damn it, Chris!

1. We were supposed to spend more facetime together.

2. I was supposed to pay you back for the many times you offered your help, support, advice and expertise.

3. You were supposed to be acknowledged as a legend in this field long before your untimely death. (For this alone, you deserve a bloody statue.)

I’m going to miss you, and I’m always going to be grateful for what you gave to me individually, and this country as a whole.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to indulge myself with a few tears before channelling this sense of loss into something positive.

Cheers mate.


Chris Lightfoot 1978-2007 | mySociety | NO2ID | Devil’s Kitchen | Chicken Yoghurt | Backword | Blood & Treasure | Freesteel | The UK Today | Flourish | Tom Watson

UPDATE – For those seeking something to make them slightly less depressed, watch Chris on the loose here, here and here.

More for you:

18 August, 2004: Everything you read in the newspapers is true
11 March, 2005: Look! Over there! TERRORISTS!
7 April, 2005: It doesn’t matter how you vote; either way your planet is doomed
15 April, 2005: My country, Right or Left (under the bonnet of Political Survey 2005)
30 April, 2005: Vote Labour! (regulars will know why I picked this one)
2 May, 2005: Nice election you’ve got here; be a shame if anything happened to it

UPDATE – Heh. I forgot about this.

UPDATE (6 Mar) – More reactions:

Mat Bowles | Pewari’s Prattle | The Lusercop | What You Can Get Away With | The ARCH Blog | Owen Blacker | Spy Blog | Bobbie Johnson | doctorvee | LukePDQ | Richard Allan

1 Comment

  1. scotch says

    I didn't know this guy but it's quite moving to read all the tributes to him and the work he did. And on that note, in today's Independent, here's somebody saying speed cameras are dangerous.

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