Friday, May 18, 2012

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery

I noticed a while back that there is a Liberal Democrat parliamentary researcher who runs a website called politicalhack.org (clearly far too much time on his hands). I've had other things to think about - like winning elections.

What I didn't realise until today was that it was run by one Martin Shapland, who is an accredited parliamentary researcher for John Hemming. Some years ago, before the coalition, he expressed his reasons for joining the Liberal Democrats rather than Labour.
"We're furious. We don't have jobs, we can't afford housing, we're the first generation that has had to pay for university education directly, and we're not getting our money's worth. Meanwhile, we're struggling day-to-day to pay utility bills while MPs are spending our money on things we couldn't dream of buying."
Good to see things have changed since 2009 with his party in power. 


Anyway, keep up the good work...


(HT to @PaulSandars)

1 comment:

Benji said...

Interesting that Martin was a student at Birmingham University. Perhaps he saw the success of your blog then and an idea was planted?