Thought for the day: "Solutions are not the answer" - Richard Nixon

Sunday, August 29, 2004


Dispatches from the front

Due to a number of scheduling conspiracies related to student union elections, finals, and being 6000 miles away, this weekends trip to Hartlepool was actually the first parliamentary by-election I've made it too. Well it seems the stories are all true: besides the obligatory gazillion leaflets to be delivered, and the apparently traditional luxury by election accomodation (offered by the 7 star Hartlepool Hilton conveniently situated in the HQ attic), there were several not-seen-in-two-years friends, plenty of dodgy latvian spirits and numerous encounters with wild dogs (one of which was actually slightly more than close, but in the end we didn't need to get Dr Harris MP to amputate my finger so all's well that ends well).

On a vaguelly political front I also met literaly dozens of undecided and convincable soft labour voters, which mean that another Leicester or Brent East is definetely not out of the quesiton. The fact that three high profile MPs (Evan, Lembit and Simon), one Lord (Chris Rennard), several HQ campaign boffins and upwards of a dozen LDYSers thought it worth turning up both bears testament to this and makes it more likely, and with the probabe polling day being the 6th of October it looks like that is only the warm up act. Hopefully I'll have chance to go back there before the big day although, on the off chance that I meet that dog again, this time I'll be taking my shotgun...


you are tiberius
Tiberius was the second emperor of Rome. His
mother wanted it more than he was. He had to
leave his wife to marry Julia, the daughter of
Augustus. He never really cared much for
politics. Later on in life, he moved to the
island of Capri, turning it into an island of
depravity and sex.

What Julio-Claudian Roman Emperor are you?
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My inner child is ten years old today

My inner child is ten years old!

The adult world is pretty irrelevant to me. Whether
I'm off on my bicycle (or pony) exploring, lost
in a good book, or giggling with my best
friend, I live in a world apart, one full of
adventure and wonder and other stuff adults
don't understand.

How Old is Your Inner Child?
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