Author Archives: Jonathan Calder

Blogging style and etiquette

Young woman, blogging by windowWelcome to part four of our “Introduction to blogging” guide for Liberal Democrat bloggers or would-be bloggers. It’s appearing each Saturday between now and Christmas, with all the posts available via this page. The series will then be revised and collated into an e-book, so please do post up your comments as the series progresses. Today it’s the turn of Jonathan Calder with a set of essential writing tips.

Blogging is a very personal thing that we do in public. And there …

Posted in Blogging guide | Tagged and | 3 Comments

Top of the Blogs: The Dirty Dozen #5

When I agreed to write this monthly round up of Labour and Tory blogging I said I would aim to “keep a balance between pointing to interesting postings that we Lib Dems may have missed and laughing at the folly of our opponents”.

So here goes.

Labour

There is only one place to begin this time: Crewe.

Let’s visit their candidate’s blog Tamsin Dunwoody – One of Us for a reminder of just how dreadful her campaign in the by-election was. “Don’t be conned by soft on yobs Tory Boy” and so on and on. It’s no wonder that so many voters decided …

Posted in Best of the blogs | Tagged and | Leave a comment

Top of the Blogs: The Dirty Dozen #4

When I agreed to write this monthly round up of Labour and Tory blogging I said I would aim to “keep a balance between pointing to interesting postings that we Lib Dems may have missed and laughing at the folly of our opponents”.

So here goes.

Labour

Disloyalty is common in politics, so its refreshing to come across Kezia Dugdale and her staunch defence of Gordon Brown’s decision to scrap the 10p tax band:

Pensioners and families are better off. Childless adults of working age are a little worse off. Would you rather it was the other way around?

Gordon Brown had to make

Posted in Best of the blogs | Tagged and | Leave a comment

Top of the Blogs: The Dirty Dozen #3

When I agreed to write this monthly round up of Labour and Tory blogging I said I would aim to “keep a balance between pointing to interesting postings that we Lib Dems may have missed and laughing at the folly of our opponents”.

So here goes.

Labour

March began with Margaret Hodge attacking the Proms for being elitist. But how does Hodge’s attendance at arts events display her own democratic tastes? Fortunately we have her own blog to tell us. Here she is writing in February of this year:

Since I last posted here, I’ve seen Othello, Swan Lake, Nutcracker (Matthew Bourne’s exuberant

Posted in Best of the blogs | Tagged , , and | 9 Comments

Top of the Blogs: The Dirty Dozen #2

When I agreed to write this monthly round up of Labour and Tory blogging I said I would aim to “keep a balance between pointing to interesting postings that we Lib Dems may have missed and laughing at the folly of our opponents”.

So here goes.

Posted in Best of the blogs | Tagged , , and | 3 Comments

Introducing Top of the Blogs: The Dirty Dozen #1

When I agreed to write this monthly round up of Labour and Tory blogging I said I would aim to “keep a balance between pointing to interesting postings that we Lib Dems may have missed and laughing at the folly of our opponents”.

So here goes.

Labour blogs

The Labour blogosphere is a strange place. Tory bloggers may often be barking mad, but there opinionated approach and lack of concern for the party line means that Liberal Democrat bloggers are likely to recognise them as kindred spirits however much we differ on policy.

Labour blogging does not feel like that. It seems that many …

Posted in Best of the blogs | Tagged , and | Leave a comment
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarLaurence Cox 23rd Sep - 8:26pm
    @Andy Hinton I am glad to hear that it was discussed at Conference, my own experience of the IT setup while working as a volunteer...
  • User AvatarArnold Kiel 23rd Sep - 7:46pm
    frankie, no problem, really. Remaining and paying annually is a good thing, and the UK having no voice or influence is well-established pre-Brexit practice.
  • User AvatarSimon 23rd Sep - 7:15pm
    This article is simply inaccurate in a number of ways. For example if we are going to use Vince's support for competitive markets, let's also...
  • User AvatarPeter Hirst 23rd Sep - 7:10pm
    She's certainly welsh and is determined to do her best for the educational system in Wales. And I trust she will do her best for...
  • User AvatarAndrew Meadowcroft 23rd Sep - 5:39pm
    More like this please, I get dozens of excellent lefty videos sent every week through various anti-brexit, anti-racist pages, the GE was full of them...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 23rd Sep - 5:16pm
    Chris writes a very poignant article. I do not know if more people are victims or more of those are very keen to be heard...