Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weekending: welcome you all

Hello there. Has it been seven days already?

  • Stroppyblog is hosting the Carnival of Socialism later today. Thanks!
And there you go. Curious letter of the week from the Independent this Friday;

As a regular Lib Dem voter in Norwich, I have been very tempted to change allegiance to the Greens but have so far stuck with my first-choice party. Although I'm sure there are policy disagreements, there are a considerable number of common areas: both are very attentive to local issues, both are pro-Europe and both have strong environmental credentials. Both parties also seem to listen to their supporters and the public generally.

Unfortunately, both parties are likely to take votes from each other and allow the two Norwich constituencies to either retain their Labour MPs or, even worse, swing right to the Tories. I believe that a pact to fight one of the constituencies each and to back the other party in the second one could allow each party to provide one MP and this could well be a model for other parts of the country. Why not try it out in the forthcoming Norwich North by-election?

Of course, it would require an agreement now that would have to carry over to the general election, and they may need advice from Tony and Gordon about how this is managed. I would dearly like to see grown-up behaviour that leads to a strong third grouping.

Michael Worthington, Norwich

Our video of the week is a discussion piece from a recent anarchist conference which challenged attitudes in the movement itself.


stroppybird said...

Im doing the Carnival right now!

Jim Jay said...

Just sent you some suggestions - hope that helps

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug!

ModernityBlog said...


please, could you ask your mates at JSF to remove that link to Ziopedia, in their article about Iran and Petras, etc

Ziopedia is an Extreme Right Holocaust Denying outfit, and should be avoided at all costs.