How they are related

So back to the purple brigade, and many many thanks to Woman on a Raft for supplying me with some of this information (see comments here and here). I was getting quite confused as to how all the main players were related so I put together a bit of a family tree to try to make sense of it all. All of the information is in the public domain I’m just trying to put it together – in the spirit of our new open and transparent politics. Just to try to explain that a bit the dotted lines from BlueStateDigitial … Continue reading

Prescient campaigning

Much as I hate to bang on about the purple people over at “Take Back Parliament” but just noticed something rather interesting the domains and were registered before the election. Both domains were registered by Blue State Digitial on the 29th April as can be clearly seen from the whois data: Domain Name: TAKEBACKPARLIAMENT.COM Registrar: TUCOWS INC. Name Server: NS1.BLUESTATEDIGITAL.COM Name Server: NS2.BLUESTATEDIGITAL.COM Updated Date: 03-may-2010 Creation Date: 29-apr-2010 Expiration Date: 29-apr-2011 Domain Name:TAKEBACKPARLIAMENT.ORG Created On:29-Apr-2010 15:47:07 UTC Last Updated On:03-May-2010 16:42:03 UTC Expiration Date:29-Apr-2011 15:47:07 UTC Name Server:NS1.BLUESTATEDIGITAL.COM Name Server:NS2.BLUESTATEDIGITAL.COM Now of course it doesn’t hurt to … Continue reading

Welcome to Lisbon

Yesterday very late in the day I posted a link to Captain Ranty‘s summary of what we were about to lose under the Lisbon treaty. I like I suspect many other people have never read the 294 pages that make up the Lisbon treaty, and so (much to my shame) wasn’t aware of just what it meant. Now it’s in force so we’ll be fighting to regain what has been lost rather than to defend what we have, which is always a much trickier battle. Archbishop Cranmer as ever provides a nice historical perspective. To understand just what this treaty … Continue reading