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.

Monday, January 26, 2009

A few links

John Mann MP's call for guarantees for Child Trust Funds.

Joe Goldberg explains how he won the Seven Sisters by-election - some good tips except the bit about 90 minute canvassing sessions (I'm a proponent of 2.5 hours as the optimal canvass session length at weekends - short enough not to reduce life expectancy of canvassers, long enough to have a meaningful impact on contact rate)

Hackney South CLP Secretary Daniel Carey-Jones calls for a series of "national challenges" to bring forward new policy solutions.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this campaigning and you're falling further behind in the polls.

How did your man in Harringey manage to keep a straight face while peddling NastyLabour twaddle?

4:47 pm, January 26, 2009

Anonymous Rich said...

Another poll out this week suggest that Labour are sliding in the polls.Please call an election I want a laugh.

8:30 pm, January 26, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear Rich, I fear you will regret your ambitions - as many did post 1979.


Ps I still have a comprehensive record of your posts, here and on other blogs.

11:52 pm, January 26, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can understand how a party might target, for example, Turkish voters (the language barriers spring to mind), but how do you target Caribbean voters, many of whom are British born (and speak better English than most white folk!)? What did you promise them? What did lies did you put out about the opposition parties (Conservatives/Lib Dems = white man's parties?). Either way, a terrible route to go down, and one which will badly backfire!

7:24 pm, January 27, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luke, could you get ye' man to watch Obama?

He listens. He thinks. He answers the question. He explains. He's sensitive/sympathetic. He wins friends. He's himself.

How on earth did the Labour Party end up with someone who can't do any of those things?

7:41 pm, January 27, 2009

Blogger anonymous said...

Anonymous, if Obama thinks so much, then why is he having to copy Gordon Brown's ideas on the economy and not managing to come up with those of his own?

1:04 pm, January 28, 2009

Blogger Mark Still News said...

This was a local election and the voters have seen how crap the Lib Dems are in neighbouring Islington and Camden. The National elections will see the end of Labour for many years to come. Brown has screwed it, riding on the back of astronomical housing inflation and misinterpreting it as growth!

This housing price boom has actually caused a lot of misery, many people can't afford to buy or rent a home now. Brown has been so out of touch. The housing market should have been sustained. Brown was warned for the last 10 years where all this was heading to!

12:49 am, January 29, 2009

Anonymous Rich said...

Can someone please explain what Brown means by "the new world order".

Is this something that Brown has actually said and what is meant by it?

This term rings alarms bells....

2:35 pm, January 29, 2009


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