Tag Archives: ashley lumsden

The Yes2AV campaign has persuaded me to change my mind

I’ve long been sceptical about the scope for online fundraising in British politics. That’s partly because I’ve seen a sequence of American political consultants come to the UK, say they know much better than Brits, promise lots and then raise not very much – across the political spectrum. I’ve also seen a sequence of people from Britain go, “Oooh! American! Shiny! Must be better!”, promise lots and then raise not very much – again, across the political spectrum.

Having been responsible for (along with Ashley Lumsden and Martin Tod) the first candidate website in the UK to take credit card donations, …

Posted in Online politics | Also tagged , , and | 13 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarDavid Raw 25th Feb - 3:04pm
    @ Frank West It must be very difficult for you, Frank, and you have my sympathy.
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 25th Feb - 2:56pm
    @ Peter Hirst "They are pragmatic though their politicians might not be." Hi, Peter. Having dealt with many of them frequently (Lib Dem, Green, Labour...
  • User AvatarFrank West 25th Feb - 2:45pm
    David Raw, I hover somewhere between anarchy and creative capitalism which often collides with Liberal views but surely after all the angst and anger on...
  • User AvatarPeter Hirst 25th Feb - 2:32pm
    What do the Scottish people really want? I don't suppose there is an easy answer. I suspect they don't want a hard border and they...
  • User AvatarPeter Hayes 25th Feb - 2:21pm
    I do wonder about any government database, not just implementation will be delayed and over budget but security. Any database that knows too much about...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 25th Feb - 2:16pm
    TCO - In your response to @Paul Holmes you say “And no, many Councils do not have suitable smaller accomodation [sic] to offer for tenants...