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, March 24, 2009

Kerron still Cross

The former Vice-Chair of Croxley Green Parish Council appears to be inordinately bitter about two things: All Women Shortlists, and me rather than him appearing as Labour blogger in residence on the BBC election night coverage last year.

He's still going on about it now, though his reference to being "dropped at the last minute" is seriously delusional as my diary for last year records a meeting with the programme's producers on 24 April.

It would be worth doing again just because it annoys the aptly named Mr Cross so much.

Perhaps if Mr Cross wrote more posts that actually expressed political opinions other than his distaste for measures to increase the number of women MPs, or showed much interest in election results given that's what election results programmes are about, he might get the job on 4 June.


Blogger Duncan Hall said...

Oh it's nice getting back to agreeing with you, Luke.

Friends of mine tell me that Kerron Cross is a pleasant enough chap.

He manages to disguise it with extraordinary skill in his blog writing.

10:55 pm, March 24, 2009

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

He was very friendly the only time I met him at a Bloggers 4 Labour event, hence I can't quite understand his sideswipes at me, which don't seem to be based on politics.

11:02 pm, March 24, 2009

Blogger Merseymike said...

I think the use of bloggers on that programme was a waste of time, irrespective of who they happen to be!

11:34 pm, March 24, 2009

Anonymous Lindsay's ring said...

My favourite aspect of the car crash that is Kerron Cross BA's blog/life are the repeated come hither posts saying that he wants to be a professional writer, presumably attempting to catch the eye of an actual newspaper. Funnily enough, no-one has yet to take him up on it.

Mind you, the amazingly unself-aware 'Mars Hill' blog is the funniest parody I have ever read. Ever.

10:31 am, March 25, 2009

Blogger opus said...

As Charles Dickens points out in David Copperfield "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery."
Like one of those cartoon characters who, having been chased past the edge of a cliff, has to wait a few moments before the realisation that he is no longer supported by terra firma before being dashed to the bottom of chasm, Gordon Brown thinks that if he can just keep spending the money for another twelve months or so he can cling onto power with his finger nails.
Every child in this country is being born with £20k of debt. Perhaps this is the misery Dickens envisaged.
King is right to urge "restraint" when it comes to spending money you do not have.
The case for burdening children unborn must be absolutely watertight. Chucking money around to win an election does not do it for me. The irresponsibility sickens me.

11:31 am, March 25, 2009

Blogger Duncan Hall said...

I might add that Kerron is remarkably selective about which comments he publishes on his blog.

Which rather renders the whole thing pointless (I mean - I've no objection to moderation to get rid of spam and trolling but moderation to get rid of anything that doesn't kiss his arse is rather different).

9:39 am, March 27, 2009


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