@LibDig Pig Number Eleven

Welcome to the eleventh edition of Lib Dig Pig, being a roundup of non-Lib Dem oriented gems on the internet, as voted by Lib Dem members using Lib Dig (if you aren’t one, and are a Lib Dem member, sign up here: http://libdig.co.uk).

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This week, predictions of a dark future: a police state run by Noel Edmonds and Labour Spin Doctors in which everyone is forced to morris dance five times a day. Or something.

1. The sorry state of Labour on the internet (jackthurston.com). Submitted by Mark Pack: “Excellent post from a former Labour insider, even if he overall doesn’t rate the potential of the internet as highly as I would. (Oh, and he has one or two things to say about Derek Draper.)”

2. Sleepwalking towards a police state (Obsolete). Submitted by Helen Duffett: “Surveillance does not equal security (but does make for a proper freaky bus stop poster).”

3. Charlie Brooker on Noel’s HQ (Screen Burn). Submitted by Alex Foster: “Noel Edmonds as dictator. A scary thought.”

4. Ex-spy chief Dame Stella Rimington says ministers have turned UK into police state (Times Online). Submitted by me: “If anyone else used language as strong as this they would be denounced for being too alarmist.”

Video Of The Week

Morris: A Life With Bells On is an ultra-low budget film with no distribution deal.  The producers have taken the unusual step of promoting the film online in an attempt to spread word of mouth.  It worked for Mark Pack (although I’ve always had my suspicions about Dr Pack’s pig-bladder tendencies): “Morris dancing meets the internet in a bonanza of all that is very best of British. Or something like that.”

Small Print

The rules for inclusion here are simple: they must have been “dug” for the first time in the last seven days and they can’t be Lib Dem-related or come from a Lib Dem blog. The top rated articles will be listed here. For the purposes of this column, my votes will be discounted. Finally, I may bend or break any of these rules as I see fit (this is absolutely terrible and I am dreadfully sorry about it).

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