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Who is (or was) Balustrade Lanyard?

'Do not stand by my balustrade and weep, my lanyard is not there, it does not sleep.' pic.twitter.com/R7frG5Fyyj — Nick Barlow (@nickjbarlow) May 19, 2015 Many people come here seeking the truth about Balustrade Lanyard – the man, the myth, the lanyard –…

Mobile version, and other things

Some of you will have hopefully noticed that I’ve now installed a proper mobile version of this blog, which means it’s easier to read and navigate if you’re looking at it on your phone. Please let me know if there are any problems…

2015 General Election Day 2: I am number 45

The first major judgment of the General Election campaign has been made, and although it was conducted with an obviously flawed system, I’m not going to challenge the result. Yes, according to the list here, I’m ranked 45th amongst journalists and commentators on…

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…

Councillor Camp 2013 (#cllrcamp)

I spent yesterday in London at the first ever Councillor Camp. This wasn’t a group of local government people hanging around in tents and/or pretending to be Kenneth Williams, but a version of BarCamp especially for councillors who wanted to look at ways…

Worth Reading 23: There is no conspiracy

The instalment you’ve all been waiting for. Somewhere within these links lies the final secret of the Illuminati. Probably. The “Twitter Can’t Topple Dictators” Article – Jay Rosen notes a trend in the press Conservative coffers boosted in “sale of opportunities” to kids…

Colchester Beer Festival

Just to let you all know that the 4th Colchester Winter Ale Festival is happening for the next few days. It’s running every day from noon through to 11pm at Colchester Arts Centre with a wide variety of beers available. I’m also informed…

An odd turn of events

From what I can tell, this is how it happened: First, someone working at ITV News forgets that they’re logged into the work Twitter account, rather than their personal one, and tweets: “Nigella Lawson is nowhere near as attractive as she thinks she…

I’d like to thank the Academy…

The observant amongst you will have noticed that I’m not at Liberal Democrat Conference this year. I had originally intended to go, but then events (the Tour of Britain on Friday, the Free Festival yesterday and various meetings next week) got in the…

Budgeting

We’re currently having lots of meetings talking about Colchester Council’s budget for next year. Because of the economic situation and the likely severe drop in money we get from the Government – despite the fact we still send them far more of the…

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