Tag: something new

  • #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 12: OMG PEOPLE

    Today was the first time I actually met my fellow party officers. It sounds – and feels – weird that only today, after a general election, I met with the guys that stood for parliament under the manifesto that I helped to build with them. Paul and James were exactly as I’d envisaged and more. […]

  • #365daysofpolitics day 11: the missing day

    You may have noticed day 10 went missing. My excuse is a camping trip with friends, although we did chat a bit about politics so it wasn’t a completely politics-free day. That brings me nicely on to something I’ve been thinking about. I feel guilty if I don’t have much to show for a day. […]

  • #365daysofpolitics day 5: shout

    After doing so little yesterday, I started early today, signing up to volunteer with the People’s Assembly Against Austerity before I’d even gotten out of bed. I’m also planning to go to their protest outside the Bank of England on 20th June – join me! Following my note on day 3 about my new role in […]

  • #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 […]