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Ewe Wed 10-Jun-09 21:05:19

New topic up in super speedy time, well done Tech.

<lays out cushions and gin and makes self at home>

Now what shall we argue about debate first? grin

LeninGrad Wed 10-Jun-09 21:09:57

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policywonk Wed 10-Jun-09 22:07:35

Oooh. I am imagining it like a student bar (ie mostly orange and brown).

I predict that within about a month we'll see our first impassioned plea for politics sub-sections (socialist, liberal, neocon, green, capitalist donkey libertarians etc)

notnowbernard Wed 10-Jun-09 22:09:09

This is great smile

Have aquired lots of knowledge recently through lurking on the politics threads

NeedaNewName Wed 10-Jun-09 22:09:15

OMG and we though AIBU got tetchy wait til this one kicks off!!! grin

whomovedmychocolate Wed 10-Jun-09 22:10:55

Yes, but did Tech have adequate breaks and was he allowed flexible working during which he created this forum? Well, did he? angry


Ewe Wed 10-Jun-09 22:19:57

Oh yes pw, very dingy and with unidentifiable stains on every surface.

On the student note, perhaps we should democratically elect a president? Or start a newspaper? [evil cackle] grin

<puts serious head on>

Was also wondering if any of you have any particular politics blogs/twitterers (is that a word? Or should I be using tweeple?) that you would recommend? I need new ways to kill time at work!

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 10-Jun-09 22:21:39

Fantastic - thank you

Just need a bit of proper free time to have some fun here now!

ronshar Wed 10-Jun-09 22:25:22

Excellent. Now we can have proper arguments discussions about issuse. Not about who said something vaguely rude on another thread two days ago.

policywonk Wed 10-Jun-09 23:02:51

<erects hustings>

Ewe, you are a bit of a righty aren't you? All the blogs I'd recommend are a bit lefty. But will give you links if you want 'em.

Ewe Wed 10-Jun-09 23:19:11

Honestly? I'm still exploring. I have only recently become really interested in politics in the last year or two, since becoming a Mother and generally growing up a bit!

DP is a total Tory boy, very actively involved and we disagree on many many points but I agree with some overall principle. My Dad is an old school labour socialist so I have a certain amount of that ingrained in me and putting an X in the conservative box on a ballot slip doesn't sit terribly well with me.

Oh, and I voted Green in the Euros because I really liked Caroline Lucas on Question Time.

On friends recommendations I already read Guy Fawkes' blog and Tory Bear so a bit of balance would be no bad thing! Sorry, that was an awfully long-winded way of saying yes to links please.

LeninGrad Wed 10-Jun-09 23:22:36

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policywonk Wed 10-Jun-09 23:35:41

Len, if you're trying to be mysterious you might want to consider a namechange grin

Ewe, I'd recommend Liberal Conspiracy for a fairly MN-like standard of debate (pretty well informed and not shouty and unpleasant): It is explicitly anti-Tory (but not in an aggressive way IMO).

I also like Paul Mason's blog (Newsnight's economics bod)

Len reads a few feminist blogs I think. Most of my other ones are about international development.

On Twitter, I follow Sunny Hundal (he's the Liberal Conspiracy fella so if you like that, you'll like him) and Richard J Murphy (tax justice man). Again, most of the rest are international development/green politics types.

Anyone else got any good links?

policywonk Wed 10-Jun-09 23:42:03

Heh, just found @realnickgriffin on Twitter. Profile says: 'Your democratically elected, indigenous, bonk-eyed representitive. I'm a danger to others and a national fucking disgrace.' Got to be worth a follow...

LeninGrad Wed 10-Jun-09 23:42:31

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EachPeachPearMum Thu 11-Jun-09 00:08:19

Wow! That was speedy- 24 hours from proposal to implementation... I should ask for things more often! grin

Am too much of a zombie to start a debate tonight though...

slim22 Thu 11-Jun-09 01:49:10

Fantastic development. Maybe now I'll start posting again, or at least reading posts.
I find as my kids grow up (and back to work), I'm less interested in the day to day bickering.....however, I do miss my mumsnet.
Eagerly awaiting to read more.

TheDevilWearsYFronts Sun 14-Jun-09 14:35:48

Ooh I'm impressed I was thinking the other day we need a politics section. Et Voila.

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