£6,460,000 to spend

There already has been much said about the news that MPs have awarded themselves £10,000 to spend improving the public understanding of parliament.  MySociety have added to the noise with a very sound request for MPs to sign a pledge on Pledgebank saying they will give £2,000 of the allowance Read more…

Gala Day fun

Trinity Arts Centre, Bristol12.30-5pmSat 31st March We will be putting on a show at The Scarman Trust South West’s ‘Increase the Peace’ gala day and benefit gig (go here and you can download the flyer from top right – I know the link seems to be saying ‘CONGRATULATIONS October 3’, Read more…

MySpace join in

MySpace are the latest web 2.0 giant to, errr, jump on the politics bandwagon. They’ve introduced a channel for 2008 US presidential hopefuls, called Impact. It’s not bad, although Rudy Guiliani needs to re-think his page as his profile is set to private. Only people who he’s added as a Read more…

Youtube does politics

YouTube have launched You Choose ’08, a centralised hub for videos by US presidential hopefuls. There’s lot’s of interesting stuff on it. I was particularly struck by the fact that there have been over 1 million views of Barack Obama’s videos, and the next highest is Hillary Clinton with just Read more…

Mumpower!

Online community netmums has a very active forum. It also featuring all sorts of useful information and brings Mums together to reduce the isolation that full-time parenthood can cause. They have local groups and info as well as nationwide stuff. In many ways it’s a textbook example of a successful Read more…