Mailings intended to tell people who have recently moved how to get on the electoral register have mistakenly been going out to people who have not moved in years.
Yes, someone said something foolish on Twitter. Yes, he then dug himself into a hole with an explanation that doesn’t stack up. Yes, he shouldn’t have done it. But even for a Twitter-holic like me, you’ve got to wonder quite why this story is garnering so much online chatter in comparison with the news we may [...]
Sharing of bank records with the US started in 2001 in an effort to tackle terrorism. However, the European Parliament has rejected new proposed agreement after heated criticisms that too much private information could be handed over without good reason. The Register reported: The European Parliament has rejected a proposed interim agreement on SWIFT – under [...]
The Hansard Society has a new report out which asks the public what they want out of politicians and the political system online. Although many studies have looked at what politicians do or don’t do online, those looking at what the public actually wants are rather rarer. That makes this a particularly welcome report and is [...]
With the general election looking to be heading towards a hung Parliament according to the latest prediction we've published from a group of academics, how are things looking for the Liberal Democrats? We've published three previews of the election:
1. Be a tortoise, not a hare The fast-moving story that sweeps round the world may catch the headlines, but the reality of most internet campaigning is very different: it’s the gradual, consistent and sustained effort that reaps the reward. Unless you’re very lucky, it’s a commitment to building up email lists, web visitors and so [...]
State of the Union is Frank Capra’s 1948 political satire, laced with both dark humour and uplifting appeals to the American way. There can’t be many films which spell the lead actress’s name wrong in the credits (“Katherine” for “Katharine” Hepburn), though otherwise this is a film of high production quality, even if the sharp [...]
Andrew Duff’s book Saving the European Union: The logic of the Lisbon Treaty, written early in 2009, has an endearingly open comment about his own political views compared with those of his colleagues: My party, the UK Liberal Democrats, and group, the Alliance for Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), have been amazingly tolerant of finding [...]