Category Archives: General

Liberated localism

I can’t remember if I mentioned it at the time, but I’ve had my first article appear in Liberator magazine this year. It’s called ‘The Failure of Localism’ and you can read it – along with the rest of the issue it’s in – here. Related PostsYou are free to do as we tell you […]

Fellowship

I’ve had the official confirmation through, so I can now announce that I’m been accepted as a Fellow of the RSA.

New to Twitter

Going through my recap of old posts, I’ve recently found the one where I announced that I’d joined Twitter. Almost four years on from that, I now have an additional Twitter account – @CllrNickBarlow – that I’ll use solely for ‘official’ stuff. It’ll mainly be about things I’m doing as a councillor, information about meetings […]

Quiet

Sorry for the lack of posts in the last couple of weeks. I’ve been working on some long posts that will start to appear next week and also reading and thinking about Drew Westen’s The Political Brain which will hopefully serve as the springboard for series of posts in the near future. Stay tuned! Related […]

Top 10 posts of 2012

Everyone else is doing it, so why not me? These are the ten posts from 2012 on the blog that got the most individual hits during the last twelve months. 10) Tour de France 2012: Ring my bell – I wrote a daily post about this year’s Tour de France, following Bradley Wiggin’s pursuit of […]

Non-review of the year

There’s still about 1% of it to go, but now’s the time for writing reviews of the year gone by, however I will not be doing so. (If you really feel the need for one, I suggest you read Love and Garbage‘s). Sadly, it’s not because I’m saving you entirely from it, but because I […]

Christmas

The joy of automation allows me to post this while I’m asleep. As with previous years, I’ve donated to Shelter instead of sending Christmas cards out, but I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a good time now and into 2013. And now for the traditional picture of Colchester as it’s not […]

Elsewhere

As I’ve written enough about Eric Pickles here this week, I decided my next piece about him should go somewhere else, so you can find it on Liberal Democrat Voice. Related PostsThe comic genius of ‘Eric Pickles’ Another strange tale of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles’ bin fetish Eric Pickles wins quote of the day Worth […]

New look

I got bored with the old theme, so decided to try a new one. I’ve been checking it in different browsers, but please let me know if you find any problems with it, or just if something’s missing that used to be there. For those of you interested in such things, the new theme is […]

Blatant plugging

For my ‘official’ Facebook page, which now has an easily memorable address: www.facebook.com/nickbarlowcolchester It’s where I’ll try and post things that are relevant to my work as a councillor, rather than the general theme of this blog which tends to revolve around whatever shiny thing is grabbing my magpie-like attention at the time. I have […]