Wise online campaigning advice from a Labour expert

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Sat 19th Aug 17 - 08:55

Good advice on how to make the most of hashtags on social media: I helped execute #labourdoorstep hashtag in '09 but it's smarter to have issues-based tags that public can identify with: #freezethatbill — Alex Smith (@alexsmith1982) November 23, 2013 It may be a few years old now, but this advice has aged well. I was reminded of this point when listening to the (at times very funny) audio book version of comedian turned Democrat Senator Al Franken's Giant of the Senate. In that he talks about how poor Democrats are at naming legislation compared with the Republicans. The latter's ... (more)

Maghull's vast urban extension – Labour blasts development on land their Local Plan identified for development! You could not make this up

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus
Sat 19th Aug 17 - 08:51

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above Well, well, well would you believe it Sefton Labour are protesting about a housing development on land which they voted to take out of the Green Belt for it to be built upon. The vast Maghull East site seen from Poverty Lane presently growing crops. I fought for this particular site (and indeed many others) to be protected from development not only because it was in Green Belt (prior to Labour-run Sefton taking them out of it) but in many cases these development sites are ... (more)

Today - Aileen Carr at the Wighton!

From Sheena Wellington : Wighton Heritage Centre, Central Library - Cappuccino Concert with Aileen Carr!Saturday 19th August, 11am (doors open 10.30am) - Admission £5 (tea/coffee available for small charge) Aileen Carr was born in Coupar Angus, in Perthshire. Her father, self-taught on the melodeon, had a fine Scots voice, while her mother also sang and played the piano at musical evenings at home. Aileen's family could not afford piano lessons for her but that didn't hold back Aileen's interest in music and song. In true folk singing style she would happily sing to people as a little girl and as ... (more)

Bin Collections , week beginning 28th August

Posted by Alisdair Gibbs-Barton on Alisdair Gibbs-Barton
Sat 19th Aug 17 - 08:17

As Monday 28th August is a Bank Holiday, bin collections are put back a day that week So, if your usual collection day is a Monday, it will be put back to Tuesday ... etc That week is a green ( non-recyclable rubbish ) bin collection week Any questions, contact Northumberland County Council. (more)

What Liberalism Means to Me

Posted by Andrew Hickey on Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!
Sat 19th Aug 17 - 01:06

One thing half my twitter timeline seems absolutely certain of at the moment is that the real problem in the world today isn't the fascists, so much as the liberals. These liberals are perpetuating white supremacy and anyone who doesn't ... Continue reading → (more)

Alexei Sayle's Comic Roots 3

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Fri 18th Aug 17 - 22:22

We've had part 1 and part 2. What better way to finish Alexei Sayle's Comic Roots and the pub crawl of which it consists than with part 3? (more)

From Labour to Tory to Father Christmas

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Fri 18th Aug 17 - 22:07

I know it's the silly season, but the Leicester Mercury reports: A former Labour councillor who defected to the Tories is plotting a return to red - with a new job as a Santa for hire. Ex-county councillor Leon Spence says he is seriously looking at an unlikely career shift for the festive season.Spence represented Whitwick on the county council. He left the Labour group to sit as an independent before May's elections and has since joined the Conservatives He has been busy tweeting the sort of things that will appeal to his new friends. He also writes for the ... (more)

I think I could crack being a military analyst

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Fri 18th Aug 17 - 20:20

Conclusion 2(a) might be beyond me, but I'm pretty confident conclusions 2(b) and 2(c) require the sorts of knowledge I have. (more)

The death of Market Harborough's Victorian goods shed

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Fri 18th Aug 17 - 19:37

When it became clear that the Victorian goods shed at Market Harborough station did not figure in the plans to straighten the line and build a new car park, I went to photograph it. You can see it above. The demolition men moved in on Wednesday and this was the scene when I arrived home from work in Leicester: I usually work from home on Thursdays and was getting on happily when a possible crisis blew up and I had to go in to the office. So I was able to take this picture mid morning: And this one in ... (more)

Outrage in Tunbridge Wells over sex festival in the woods

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Fri 18th Aug 17 - 17:04

Embed from Getty Images We have our Headline of the Day. The judges congratulate the Guardian, though they do suggest that the emotion the townspeople are experiencing is more likely to be disgust (more)