Monday, 16 February 2009
Labour's on line car crash
As the UK rapidly spirals down the bankruptcy whirlpool I have spent more and more time reading various political blogs and websites to keep abreast of developments that are often unreported by the main stream media.
The majority of successful and engaging blogs and website are pro-conservative, mainly because it is easy in opposition to criticise the party in power. Labour decided to fight back recently with LabourList unfortunately they appear to have picked the wrong man to do the job.
This inciteful article by Jack Thurston outlines the problems with Labour's online activities and timelines the recent student-union style spates the LabourList editor Derek Draper has had with established bloggers Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes.
Draper really must be on borrowed time after first accusing Dale and Fawkes of racism and then using the very unpolitically correct term "window lickers" to describe Fawkes' followers.