Monday, June 19, 2006

Mike Ion

As I said I would, I have posted a link to Mike Ion's blog on the sidebar.
With regards to the elections, I have 6 votes so far, but it looks like Cllr Bob Piper will win under FPTP! :/

8 comments:

Shaun (ed.) said...

I cheated: I voted for you twice - once at my own PC and once at the varsity computers.

There is only two Labour blogs I read. Your's and Kerron's. The rest of the Labour blogosphere is decidely mediocre and too introspective. But then again, it's difficult to defend the indefensible all of the time, so I musn't be too harsh.

Paul Burgin said...

lol! Well thanks for voting for me all the same, and as for the mediocre bit, I appreciate the compliment, even if it is a bit unkind on some of my fellow activists

Shaun (ed.) said...

even if it is a bit unkind on some of my fellow activists

Well, you have to admit that the Labour blogosphere is not that vibrant at the moment. Leftist blogging is stronger on the non-Labour/anti-Blair/anti-war side (such as Harry's Place, Tim Ireland of Bloggerheads and Chicken Yoghurt) but even they remain non-influential.

It is the right-wing blogosphere, whether it's the Libertarian ranters or the more sensible Tory 'one-nationers', that is beginning to influence the media agenda.

Bloggers4Labour said...

... you have to admit that the Labour blogosphere is not that vibrant at the moment.

Explain.

Shaun (ed.) said...

Explain.

Lol...You don't really need an explanation, do you? Simply put, the Labour blogosphere is rudderless. There are no new ideas forthcoming. Whenever asked why Labour should continue in office, most Labour bloggers ignore many voters' grievances and give you lists of artificial achievements, without telling us what it is they are going to do in the immediate future. It's all about staying in power for power's sake.
It's all so very introspective - Labour bloggers are talking to themselves and ignoring what is driving this government apart from its electorate: an obsession with presentation whilst not delivering on policy.

The Labour blogospere does not have one iota of influence in the media...it is Tory and libertarian bloggers who are widely read, quoted and pushing issues on to the media agenda.

Paul Burgin said...

Manic, just how many Labour blogs have you read!
Aside from mine and Kerron's of course!

Shaun (ed.) said...

Manic, just how many Labour blogs have you read!
Aside from mine and Kerron's of course!


Oh, many. The problem is I don't go back to them - as I say they're all so introspective or inward-looking.

Paul Burgin said...

That's because you don't read them often enough! ;)