Political Promise

Last Week on Political Promise: 3rd October

In Uncategorized on October 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

This is another brand new feature, our “Best Bits” of the last week, where we try to cram in all of the highlights on the Political Promise. Think Match of the Day without the brilliant theme tune. If you want a theme tune, then feel free to hum along…

The week will be best remembered as the first of Ed Miliband’s tenure as the new leader of the Labour Party. Nicole Berry first broke the news on the Sunday night, and Vicky Wong and Alex Gabriel were quick to comment soon after. Speaking of the rivalry of the two brothers, Vicky wrote she was glad her elder sister wants to be a commercial airline pilot: “I can only be thankful that my elder sibling is pursuing a career that is radically different to what I hope to do.” Alex gave an empassioned defence of Ed Miliband, to silence the “Red Ed” critics by arguing the centre does not mean centre-right in the UK. Charlie Mole retorted later in the week that Ed is perfectly capable of “squeezing the middle ground”, and Conor Campbell examined his keynote speech with a fine-toothed comb, and was impressed with the younger brother, I mean, the Labour leader’s rhetoric.

It was big news this week. So much so Ju Shardlow wrote a poem to mark the occasion. Incidentally, on the 7th October she is aiming to set an unofficial world record for the most number of poems written and performed in 12 hours, she is aiming for 1000. You can see her campaign on Facebook here, all money raised goes to the homeless charity Shelter. You can give money to a worthy cause here.

In other news, Jonathan Ford posted on the Government’s proposal to lower the drink-drive limit. In the rather ominously titled “Why I hate road safety campaigners” it was pretty clear his views on the matter.

David Brownsey-Joyce used a lot of metaphors about “fires” and “fuel” describing the cutting of the quangos.

There was a great episode of News 25, featuring a completely non-fictional interview with Steve Jobs about Apple’s latest creation. The affable Drew Colgate was back to his controversial best.

In a Life-on-Mars style post, Matteo Bergamini likens the impending government spending review to the dark ages of the 1970’s.

With a review of Trident expected soon, Jamie Barclay explored the realities of nuclear politics.

And finally, someone on the Political Promise team has been writing an expose on the slackness of the security at Westminster. PART ONE makes shocking reading, apparently part two, which will be published next week, it even better!

Thank you for reading Political Promise, if you have any queries, questions, suggestions or if you want to contribute, contact the team at politicalpromise@yahoo.co.uk.

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