David Wright and Twitter

you can put lipstick on a scum-sucking pig but it is still a scum-sucking pig That’s apparently what Labour MP David Wright said about the Tory party on Twitter on Monday. I say “apparently” because he claims he didn’t say it. He says that his tweets have been tinkered with. He says that the words… Continue reading David Wright and Twitter

Patricia Hewitt

I’ve seen some cheeky 419 mail in my time, but this one (which arrived over the weekend) is the first that claims to be from a British MP and former minister. Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 5:06:03 +1000 [31/08/07 20:06:03 BST] From: “phewitt@parliament.gov.uk” <saleimh1@bigpond.net.au> Reply-To: patriciahewitt1992@yahoo.co.uk Subject: Patricia Hewitt MP Dear Friend, I got your… Continue reading Patricia Hewitt

When is an MP3 not an MP3?

The BBC has a story about Digital Music Downloading. This is a forthcoming service where if you like a song you hear on digital radio, you’ll be able to buy it immediately. The BBC says this: The service, called Digital Music Downloading, allows listeners to buy any song they hear, with MP3 copies being sent… Continue reading When is an MP3 not an MP3?

Disappointing MP

I’m very disappointed in my MP this morning. Not only did he support the government in all of the ID card votes last night, but he also spoke at some length in favour of the scheme. In fact he spoke for longer than I have ever heard him speak in Parliament. His speeches are here,… Continue reading Disappointing MP