A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Link of the day

This - the blog of Tom Harris MP (Glasgow South) is really very good - sound politics and presented with a sense of humour: http://tomharris.wordpress.com/

Is it something about MPs called Tom that they seem to be the only people in the Commons really getting to grips with blogging?

6 Comments:

Anonymous Andrea said...

"sound politics and presented with a sense of humour: http://tomharris.wordpress.com/"

good to know he has any sense of humour. I still recall him on Newsnight during the conference (when they were going around with bracelets with a different colour for all potential candidates). He was totally embarrassing. He showed a total lack of sense of humour (even McDonnell managed to understand it was a joke and the best thing was to "play" it)

"Is it something about MPs called Tom that they seem to be the only people in the Commons really getting to grips with blogging?"

well, there's other blogging MPs...Cruddas, Austin Mitchell, Michael Meacher, John McDonnell (both national and local blog), Julie Morgan, Sadiq Khan, John Denham, Pat McFadden, Mark Lazarowicz and a couple of others.
Then some update their blogs often than others

10:42 am, January 05, 2007

 
Anonymous Paul said...

I'm glad people are picking up on Tom Harris's blog - it really is rather good.

First MPs blog that has legitimately made me LOL.

7:43 pm, January 05, 2007

 
Blogger Praguetory said...

Andrea's quite knowledgable isn't she?

10:28 am, January 08, 2007

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

I think Andrea is a "he" rather than a "she" - it's an Italian name ...

10:58 am, January 08, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"sound politics with a sense of humour"

Hmm, the sound politics will be like his VERY predictable quick-out-of-the-box defence of Ruth Kelly - (why wait around for the full fact eh?); and the humour will be the occasional little jibe at some easy target (usually a ghost that is not there) and an ongoing obsessive pre-occupation with 'what people have said about me'(including on this site) and 'what I was a member of' or 'what I took part in'?

Maybe he is at home among other Tom MPs, but he sure is a fish out of water in his Glasgow/Scottish environment with his excrutiating Blairism ... and he might be reminded of this with results in the Scottish elections next May.

8:14 pm, January 08, 2007

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Anonymous, everyone I ever met from the Labour Party in the West of Scotland has been a hardline Blairite. As with most core working class areas (Tyneside, West Midlands, Glasgow, Manchester, Inner London now as opposed to in the '80s) the necessity to get a Labour government elected so that overwhelming social problems can be tackled tends to produce an approach to politics that is practical and moderate rather than theoretical and extremist.

10:51 am, January 12, 2007

 

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