- Diversifying the Liberal Democrats – a once in a generation opportunity?
- Why is the UK government not pushing for a substantial co-ordinated response to refugees crisis?
- On life’s great equaliser
- Has leisure & entertainment in Cambridge kept pace with the growth of our city?
- Jeremy Corbyn to visit Puffles in Cambridge!
- RT @jeanlucbenazet: Just out of the camera, one of my best photos from tonight's movies on the meadows pre @camfilmfest #CFF2015 http://t.c… 11 hours ago
- RT @iainmartin1: He's been burbling away for 30 years. There'll be masses of stuff in archives - Corbyn on Falklands, IRA, end of Cold War,… 12 hours ago
- RT @iainmartin1: Corbyn quote on Bin Laden death pretty clear: "This was an assassination attempt and is yet another tragedy upon a tragedy… 12 hours ago
- RT @carlgardner: I’m afraid nothing will make any difference. I doubt many Corbyn supporters are much bothered by his calling Bin Laden’s d… 12 hours ago
- RT @timfarron: #Corbyn is utterly wrong. Bin Laden's death was not a tragedy. The tragedy was the 2,977 who died during that awful day. We … 12 hours ago
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Category Archives: Campaigning, protesting and demonstrating
Summary Some ‘not just for boys toys’ that I’ve become lately obsessed with – useful in the run up to the general election I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages, so here goes. Modern smartphones – powerful things: … Continue reading →
Summary Why the rise of large non-party-political campaigning charities vis-a-vis the shrinking of mainstream political parties leaves me a little uncomfortable Seven environmental-related charities and organisations have got together to organise a London-based hustings. (See here). You’ll be hearing of … Continue reading →
Summary The challenges of rapid expansion in a short space of time At the end of my civil service career I went through the opposite – the largescale downsizing of an organisation numbered in the thousands. The Green Party judging … Continue reading →
Summary …and even the politics obsessives like me find this a depressing scenario Matt Frei of Channel 4 News is spot on at 4m37s …and then goes for the jugular at 5m00s An utterly depressing political exchange which felt like … Continue reading →
Summary Some thoughts on how you can take part in this year’s elections – even if you are not a supporter/member of a political party, do not have the vote or don’t rate the candidates standing in your area The basics … Continue reading →
Summary How can local political parties make themselves available for face-to-face conversations with voters, potential supporters and fellow activists beyond door-to-door canvassing and organised hustings? This post stems from a number of conversations I’ve had with activists of various political … Continue reading →
Summary …including new apps, new tools, and encouraging more people to try it out themselves 2014 was an eventful year for me as far as learning new things and doing things for the first time was concerned. Standing for election … Continue reading →
Summary Taking a ‘Be the change – Cambridge’ problem to Cambridge student activists…and watching them run with it Some of you may be aware of the Volunteer Cambridge event that the Cambridge Hub is organising for Cambridge City Council on 28 … Continue reading →
Summary Sometimes it takes someone to turn up to events and report from and/or film them. Here are the results: Result in the Queen Edith's by-election: Ahammed (Lab) 790 Bower (Con) 614 Chalfen (Green) 222 Sanders (LD) 933. Viki Sanders duly elected. — CambridgeCityCouncil (@camcitco) … Continue reading →
Summary Ramblings on three events – one local, one Scottish, and one worldwide The world ain’t a happy place at the moment – has it ever been? I watched the Scottish independence referendum through both the mainstream and social media … Continue reading →