Wednesday, 10 February 2010

A Group Hug Of Political Bloggers

Earlier this week, the Westminster Skeptics organised a panel on whether political blogging really is making any difference.

The meeting was packed, filling the main floor of Westminster Skeptics' excellent new venue, The Old Monk Exchange, on Strutton Ground in the heart of Westminster.

In the last few days the meeting has had good and often insightful coverage.

An audio recording and some video footage is here; it was also filmed by BBC Parliament; and reports of the event have now been provided by political bloggers as diverse as Michael Ezra at Harry's Place, Dave Cole, Tory Bear, Mark Reckons, Paul Evans at Slugger O'Toole, amongst many others.

But what, if anything, did it achieve?

Well one thing: at the end, it achieved this rather splendid group hug.

(Photo (c) Jourdemayne, used with permission.)

From left to right:
Sunny Hundal of Liberal Conspiracy
Mick Fealty of Slugger O'Toole
Jonathan Isaby of Conservative Home
Paul Staines of Guido Fawkes
Nick Cohen

I plan to do my own full write-up later when I have time to compare my recollections of what the speakers said with the actual audio recording.

(Damn this new technology and my bias towards verification and an evidence-based approach...)


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1 comment:

Ben Murphy said...

I'm hoping there will be a "quote of the week".