There have probably been a thousand blog posts and LinkedIn posts already about Labour’s proposal for “free broadband for all,” but I’m going to add my tuppence-worth. Given (one of) my Twitter handle(s) is @internetplumber, I feel it’s almost a duty. Whilst these are my personal opinions, they’re written as someone that works in a service provider… Continue reading Free broadband for all
This evening saw a vote in the House of Commons on allowing same-sex marriage. It passed, but my MP Eleanor Laing, the Shadow Minister for Women and Equality whilst the Tories were in opposition, did not vote for reasons she explained to the local media. I decided to send her a message through the “Write… Continue reading A note to Eleanor Laing, my Member of Parliament
Today was Gordon Brown’s first Prime Minister’s Questions session in Parliament.Â At one point, he pointed out that the leader of the opposition should remember he’d only been in office for five days. Well, that’s alright then, let’s just hope we don’t get anything like terrorist attacks for the first couple of weeks or so.
I wish more politicians would watch “The West Wing.” The recent election portrayed there showed the candidates, both of them relatively upstanding men (as politicians go) making every attempt to refrain from using negative campaigning. Of course, that eventually broke down, but the sentiment was there. This evening I saw the Labour Party’s first Party… Continue reading Party Political Broadcasts