As I said when I first blogged about AV, both sides of the campaign are using weak, wrong and misleading arguments to advance their cases. A perfect example this week was Lord Ashdown’s Sky News interview, where he manages to squeeze at least four incorrect claims about AV in a couple of sentences. He said: […]
Creative uses of AV
Tomorrow is the first day of the National Union of Students’ annual Conference. It’s also five years since I last attended an NUS Conference myself, either as a voting delegate or as a balcony-based observer. I went to my first NUS Conference in 2003. I was elected by the narrowest of margins in an STV […]
I have no particular view about the AV referendum. I haven’t decided which way to vote yet, but it’s not ambivalence as much as non-valence. I don’t feel strongly either way. But weirdly, I still want to explore the arguments anyway, especially as public debate on both sides has been pretty poor. One reason for […]
Getting round Facebook’s one-paragraph limit for comments.
Changes to Facebook comments today took away the ‘Post’ button. Instead, pressing Enter posts your comment automatically. This means your comments can’t have paragraph breaks, which is ugly and annoying, especially if you have a lot to say. As a Twitter user, I know that short can be beautiful. But it’s not the only way. […]
Senior NUJ Activists plan BBC protest against journalistic freedom
Leftlist is a private mailing list for NUJ members. Its members are not happy about the recent BBC Panorama programme on the flotilla to Gaza. So what do members a Trade Union dedicated to journalistic freedom and independence do when they see piece of journalism they don’t like? Well, the NUJ’s Vice President Donnacha Delong […]