Worth Reading 5: Starred

And when you look into the internet, the internet looks also into you:

Tunisia: The uprising has a hashtag – Did you know there’s an uprising against the government of Tunisia underway? Neither did I, but this article’s a helpful introduction to the issues.
Eliminationist rhetoric and the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords – The much-linked-to Sarah Palin ‘bullseye’ graphic is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s been a scary undertone to a lot of political discourse in America in recent years, especially since 2008.
On the politics of blame – Jennie Rigg writes something very similar to a blog post I was writing in my head. My version may still follow.
The Sunday review: The King’s Speech – Remember Sion Simon? The ultimate Platonic ideal of a New Labour apparatchik? Well, he outdoes himself here, criticising Colin Firth for the heinous crime of not apologising for voting Liberal Democrat.
Yes to AV – Arguments for AV from a Conservative perspective, which may be of use in persuading people to vote Yes in May.

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Apologies for the short notice, but I’ve just realised that I haven’t blogged yet about the fact there’s a Colchester meeting for the Yes To Fairer Votes campaign on Saturday afternoon. It starts at 2pm at Magdalen Hall on Wimpole Road. More details here.

(Yes, Magdalen Hall is where the local Liberal Democrat offices are located but this is a cross-party campaign and meeting to which all are invited)

I’ve had word that there’s going to be an informal meeting for people in Colchester interested in the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign. It’ll be at the Albert pub on Cowdray Avenue on Friday night, starting aroun 7.30pm. Details and more information here. I’ll be there, will you?

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The website for the yes campaign in the AV referendum is finally up and running, so you can now get along there and sign up to support and help out in whatever way you wish. There’s also the Take Back Parliament campaign – at the moment, I’m not sure how much overlap there is between the two – and there’ll be another meeting of the Essex TBP group at the beginning of October. More details of that soon.

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