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Wiblog - Paul's Wibblings

09/01/20

Having wibbled on about how we ran our general election campaign it's perhaps time to talk about why the whole thing sucks and the biggest issue here is First Past The Post (FPTP).  read more ...

08/01/20

In my last post I talked about canvassing (and leafleting) in the run up to the recent general election. The actual day itself was interesting and occasionally amusing, so let's wibble about that for a while.  read more ...

05/01/20

I confess that I've never been a great fan of canvassing by political parties but in this last general election, being a loyal party member now, I felt honour bound to get involved and I must confess that - on the whole - I actually enjoyed it.  read more ...

15/12/16

I've just got back from a trip south by train and the longest legs were done on down and up (or up and down if you're a train nerd) the east coast main line. The history of this service is that the previous franchise holders gave it up (I can't remember the precise details now) so for a while it was effectively re-nationalised and run as ECML.  read more ...

18/09/16

People who follow me elsewhere will have gathered that, after a lifetime of eschewing political parties in favour of specific campaigns (nuclear disarmament in my youth, electoral reform in more recent years), I joined the Labour Party last year.  read more ...

15/08/16

I was vaguely amused today to read this tweet from Jeremy Corbyn.  read more ...

03/12/15

[This is partially a re-write of a post I made to Facebook on Friday so apologies if you've already read the first part there]  read more ...

02/03/14

... and election leaflet bar charts. For historical reasons I am always leery of any bar chart in an election leaflet, especially Lib Dem as they have form, so when Cambridgeshire Herald dropped through the letterbox today and included a bar chart I was naturally suspicious. Here it is:  read more ...

06/09/13

I saw a chart in today's i which explained very clearly why Ed Milliband was so willing to walk away from union funding. I'd suspected for a while that he was being rather smarter than everyone was painting him and this chart confirms it. Take a look:  read more ...

08/08/13

I've wasted far too much time lately worrying about a web site which Cambridgeshire County Council is imposing on us called ShapeYourPlace which aims to be a "one stop shop" both for reporting issues within our community and for posting local news and events.  read more ...

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