political archive

Great footage from the 1969 Islington North by-election

21 April 2014 ,
Some things are rather different about elections in North Islington now compared with 1969, but as this report from the 1969 Islington North by-election shows – not everything. Note in particular the early reference to immigration and housing. Despite the less than flattering portrayal of levels of support for the Conservative candidate, he secured a […]
New fence, Wall Court, Stroud Green Road

At last, a new fence in Stroud Green

Phew. After five months, numerous emails, a fair number of phone calls and a few appeals to Haringey's Chief Executive, the fence outside Wall Court on Stroud Green Road has finally been fully repaired.

Labour signs David Axelrod: what does it mean?

18 April 2014
ITV News report, featuring the unfortunate mistake on the Labour Party website and views from Mark Pack.
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Watch and laugh: Clarke and Dawe – Government in NSW. A model of its kind

18 April 2014 ,
More comedy genius from Australia’s Clarke and Dawe:   You can also watch this on YouTube.  
Syria

How social media is being used to map the conflict in Syria

18 April 2014
The Syria Conflict Mapping Project is an initiative launched by the [Carter] Center to examine the massive amounts of citizen-generated information related to the Syrian conflict that is available online.

Republican candidate shoots up a drone in TV ad

17 April 2014
Montana congressional candidate Matt Rosendale takes aim at the skies.
Nomination papers error

Electoral Commission gets nomination paperwork wrong – UPDATED

17 April 2014 ,
The Electoral Commission has missed off a key piece of information from nomination paperwork.

Two things to note about the Daily Mail’s attacks on the Lib Dems over Cyril Smith

16 April 2014 , ,
It's not really about the Lib Dems or Cyril Smith. It's about press regulation. As the last line in the latest Daily Mail editorial says, "With people like these to contend with, could there be any more powerful argument for keeping politicians’ grubby hands off the freedom of the Press?"
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VIDEO: Happy Easter 2014: message from Nick Clegg

16 April 2014
New from the Deputy Prime Minister’s office:   You can also watch this on YouTube.  
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VIDEO: Passover 2014: message from Nick Clegg

15 April 2014
New from the Deputy Prime Minister’s office:   You can also watch this on YouTube.