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Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

Different names for the same approach to social networking

In Garry Lee on September 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Garry Lee isn’t convinced by Ed, Dave and Nick’s new fascination with Google+. Is your MP actually writing their own Twitter? Next time you go to ‘like’ a politician on Facebook, think again… Read the rest of this entry »

Riots Debate: Rich Cunningham

In Richard Cunningham on August 19, 2011 at 6:26 am

Rich Cunningham asks: “Are invasions of privacy necessary when trying to arrest suspects of ’inciting’ a riot?” Read the rest of this entry »

Riots Debate: Vicky Wong

In Vicky Wong on August 19, 2011 at 6:19 am

In the latest of the pieces on the riots, East London-dwelling Vicky Wong provides her take on the events of the past week. Read the rest of this entry »

Vote for Political Promise in Total Politics Blog Awards

In Newswire on August 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

What a year it has been for Political Promise. We have reached over 100,000 computer screens across the UK and have built a network of hundreds of students who have had articles published. Please please please vote for us in the Total Politics Blog Awards 2011 and if you want to get involved and write for PP, get in touch.


The next generation of politicians? Spending a month on Jolitics.com

In Garry Lee on May 18, 2011 at 9:00 am

Garry Lee explores the pros and cons of Jolitics.com, a new website giving ordinary people “a platform for political proposals”. Read the rest of this entry »

Political Promise is now on YouTube!

In Newswire on April 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm


We will have original stories and videos, as well as a library of the best political videos on the net, so if you have any suggestions for a video, story or category, let us know. As well as blog contributors, we are now looking for video contributors and archivists. If you want to produce videos for our channel or help us put together our youtube political archives, email us!

How to Write the Perfect Blog Article

In Matt Gardner on October 9, 2010 at 7:12 am

Matt Gardner was thinking about what to write for his latest PP post, and then it hit him. Write an article about how to write an article.  Read the rest of this entry »

The latest threat to your computer and our peace.

In Morgan Griffith-David on October 6, 2010 at 7:00 am

Morgan Griffith-David on the use of the internet by terrorists in Iran, the “world of cyberwarfare”. Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging for a Better Future?

In Dan Owens on August 8, 2010 at 10:36 am

By Daniel Owens

Blogging. A very 21st century idea. So, here I am, having just finished my degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Lancaster and I am waiting for my new job to begin; it has me wondering why more people don’t blog. I wrote my very first article for Political Promise in the run up to the General Election, sometime around the start of April 2010 and to be honest – it is one of the best things I have ever done. Read the rest of this entry »

Could Wikileaks herald a new era of truth?

In Matthew Wheavil on August 2, 2010 at 10:28 am

By Matt Wheavil

Switch on the news. Now imagine your television screen is a picture frame. Then imagine that it is only framing part of the full picture, just a single piece in a jigsaw brimming with alternative perspectives. British and US broadcast journalism is generally speaking, very selective indeed. Their picture of reality is often painted in two shades: Black and White. Red and Blue. Left and Right. Good and Evil. Us and Them. Read the rest of this entry »