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.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Progress: Labour 2.0: campaigning for the net generation’

I can't make it to the Progress conference this Saturday on "Labour 2.0: campaigning for the net generation" because it clashes with my ward reselection meeting for Hackney Council.

I'd encourage Labour-supporting readers with an interest in e-campaigning to go though, as it looks like an impressive event. Joe Rospars, New Media Director of Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign, will be making the keynote speech at the conference. It will follow an opening address by Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s general election coordinator.

Bloggers due to speak there include Tom Barry of Boriswatch, Adam Bienkow of Tory Troll, Theo Blackwell, Jag Singh and Derek Draper (without whose efforts in 1995 Progress would not exist and be running such impressive events).

You can register here: http://www.progressonline.org.uk/Events/event.asp?e=1399


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long will Mandy last? He's winding the very bed rock of Labour support up the wrong way.

He won't last the year.

9:21 pm, February 24, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rich, what the **** has this got to do with a conference on internet campaigning?

10:44 pm, February 24, 2009

Blogger Merseymike said...

I think that the use of the Internet amongst the Left is likely to increase when/if there is a Tory government. I think that's largely why the Right has made the running

11:36 pm, February 24, 2009

Blogger Ravi Gopaul said...

I am sure this would be an interesting confernence to go to (even if it is run by progress!!).

Internet campaigning cerainly help Barack Obama solidify his lead against McCain and will be a useful tool in the future.

However maybe we should try tweeking the low tech stuff first like policy, do we really want to start privitising Royal Mail, when we are in the process of essentially nationalising banks? After all Royal Mail is still making profit (despite the government giving lucrative business post contracts to private companies).

As you allude to in a previous post we should probably try not stoking up our core vote (like we did in the lead up to the Crewe By-election.

On a different note I was sad to hear David Cameron's son died in hospital, even more tragic because the wee lad was only 6 years old. I'm sure we all (regardless of policial alligence) would like to send our condolences to him and his family.

11:13 am, February 25, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's one New Labour scoundrel going to prison:


One down - an awful lot of totalitarians to follow!

4:26 pm, February 25, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Warren, surely you know by now that I rarely, if ever, comment on the issue in question!

I just reel off a series of rants about everything from blacks to Mandy and all things in between.

Of course, I should set up my own blog instead of hijacking Luke's (is there a thread on here that doesn't feature my comments?!) but, you know, me being a loony and all that, I don't know how!

4:52 pm, February 25, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if any of you lot will learn that the Blairite model of top-down triangulation does not work on the net?

11:47 am, February 26, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The right has gained strength because this is an appalling government. I wouldn't call Labour left at all but more liberal authoritarian which is a weird combo.

People don't like the current political elite dictating how they live their lives. government needs to stand back and do what they are paid to do....run the bloody country and prevent messes like we have today.

I can't see how pro Labour blogs will have any effect apart from preaching to the converted.

Sites that highlight the truth behind this government on the other hand do have an effect.

11:22 pm, February 26, 2009


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