Thoughts on politics and life from a liberal perspective

Saturday, 1 August 2009

This week I have been mostly reading... 25th - 31st July 2009

Last one of these round-ups for a few weeks due to holiday commitments:

Saturday 25th July

Coben Commented that Labour are heading for electoral meltdown.

Sunday 26th July

James Graham analysed the "trouble with Rennardism". He thinks it is tactics over strategy.

Costigan came up with an interesting strategy to achieve a fair electoral system, basically by making it difficult for Gordon Brown not to go for STV.

The Daily (Maybe) asked if open primaries are all they are cracked up to be.

Monday 27th July

Wit and Wisdom thought that we Lib Dems need to focus on a few specific messages rather than the scattergun approach he perceives at the moment.

Tuesday 28th July

Anders Hanson suggested that it is hard for Lutonians to know
what they would be voting for with Esther Rantzen because they don't know what she stands for. I do - genitalia shaped vegetables and if we're honest, we all secretly want to vote for that.

Longrider said that much criticism of blogs could also be levelled at the mainsteam media.

Steve Pitt was not impressed with the behaviour of the MOD regarding the compensation cases appeal.

Wednesday 29th July

Emma Burnell writing on Labour List pointed out Tory hypocrisy on the environment with respect to Vestas.

Thursday 30th July

Mark Littlewood writing on Liberal Vision asked if the Lib Dems can get more votes than Labour at the next election.

Phillip Oppenhein, former Conservative Customs and Excise minister wrote an excoriating piece on how our drugs policy in this country is failing on Party Political Animal.

Friday 31st July

Jock Coats is not a number, he is a free (and angry) man.

And finally via @markpack, 20 predictions of the future (from the past) that we are still waiting for.

1 comment:

Jock Coats said...

Lots of people seem to think I'm angry at the moment! Thanks for the link though...:)