Monthly Archives: February 2008

Politics 2.0

James Crabtree at yesterday’s conference was talking about the differences between how the internet is used here and in the USA. He talked about how YouTube is allowing voters attracted to a candidate to see all of their speeches rather … Continue reading

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The X Factor

London Council’s are urging political parties and councils to do more to find the next generation of local councillors. London’s borough councillors are up for re-election in May 2010 – and the search for new talent has already started. London … Continue reading

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Children’s Wellbeing

I came across this research that was commissioned by the DCSF to look at what children and parents are worried about and want. Some of the research was carried out in Lewisham.  None of it strikes me as telling us … Continue reading

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I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish

These are the slides I talked to this afternoon. The point that I was trying to convey to what was an audience of local government types was that there are some inbuilt barriers why there aren’t more councillors using this … Continue reading

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Songs I’ve Downloaded This Week

The Morning News The Smiths – Paint A Vulgar Picture Do you want to know why 1987 was actually a pretty damn good year? Then this makes the case pretty well, as does the post it comes from. SoulBrutha’s “Put … Continue reading

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Travel Time Tube Map

I linked before to a MySociety thing about travel times to the Department of Transport.  Now I’ve come across this which is quite fun. The idea seems to be that you click on where you’re starting and it’ll roughly show … Continue reading

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It’s easy to take credit for investment

It’s easy to take credit for investment Originally uploaded by Andrew K Brown. I took this photo across the road from the Livesey Children’s Museum which Southwark Council are closing down next week. Outside the museum is a notice from … Continue reading

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