Tag: openpolitics

  • #365daysofpolitics day 26: transcending the situation

    Today is day 26, which means I’ve had two days of doing nothing (pretty much). Spending the weekend with my little man was far more important, of course. But in general I’m finding it hard to keep up every single day. My hope was that it’d be fairly straight-forward to do something, at least small, every […]

  • #365daysofpolitics day 7: defending our rights

    A quiet day of political slacktivism today. I cleared the backlog of Manifesto proposals I hadn’t read/replied to/voted on. Update: I hadn’t noticed it until now, so I’ve just signed this petition demanding a referendum on the scrapping of the human rights act that the Government wants to force on us. I strongly suggest you sign it too.

  • #365daysofpolitics day 3: Officialdom

    Today I recommitted to the political party that sprang out of the OpenPolitics Manifesto project. While I got involved a while ago my participation in the last six months has been almost non-existent due to the other pressing issues in my life. That changed today when I agreed to be Something New’s technology officer. I’ll […]

  • Anger is a gift

    Use that anger. That’s what Andy Bennetts, parliamentary candidate for Class War in Lichfield said during a hustings at the weekend. A favourite song of mine is Freedom by Rage Against The Machine. It includes this line: Anger is a gift. I love that because I believe it. My anger at our political system has […]

  • The joy of collaboration… and politics

    As an open source developer I collaborate with other developers on projects. More so now I’m working with Code For The People (best WordPress agency in the world, obvs). Thanks to James Smith starting the OpenPolitics Manifesto I’ve thoroughly enjoyed applying that same collaborative spirit to a political endeavour. When you have something you want to […]