Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mea Culpa

I've removed my previous posting on LibDems in the Blogosphere as it contained a quote which caused offence. Apologies for that.



Ian said...


I notice the liar does not have a link on the blob!

Mia culpa, Mia culpa, mia maxima culpa!!!

I think.

Darlington Councillor said...

...actually, I couldn't find a link on the Liar to this excellent site on the "Useful Links" page. Shurely shome mishtake?

I have occasionally wondered about adding a link to the Liar on the blog. Then I've thought about the apoplexy that might induce amongst colleagues, and decided against it. It's also fair to say that I think a lot of people have found this blog through my shameless self-promotion on the Liar, which I know has enamoured me even more to some of your regular correspondents.

I'll give it some more consideration, Ian (albeit with a health warning!). I had also decided to provide a link to Mike Barker's blog, but that seems to be down at the moment, and it leaves an unpleasant pop-up when you try accessing it.

Best wishes,


Ian white said...

Hows this for Christmas spirit I have put you a link on the site, You dont have to for me.

I didnt do it for that reason, I just didnt want to see you plugging it so hard with no reward!

Happy Christmas.

Darlington Councillor said...

Thanks Ian. Happy Crimbo to you and your family.

Because it's Christmas, I'll put a link to the Liar up too. Let's see how long I can leave it there....

Mike Barker said...

An unpleasant pop-up??? Doesn't bear thinking about.

Actually, I closed the blog down. Not enough time to do it properly, I'm afraid.

Have a great Christmas, Nick. Best wishes to all the family.

Darlington Councillor said...

Happy Christmas Mike, and many thanks for posting comments here.

It's a real shame that you've stopped blogging, hopefully only for the time being. I think that just leaves me and a couple of your "braying" Tories in darloblog and Darlington Tory. It's not what you might call a blogging community....

I think that politics in Darlington has become more diverse and interesting since more people started using the internet as a tool for campaigning and debate - the Bike Darlington site is another excellent example. I guess I should also mention the Liar, although only under my breath...

I'm not sure, however, that internet use in the Borough as far as political debate is concerned has yet broken out of a relatively small clique of people who are already poltically active. The challenge for all the parties, and those without poltical affiliation, is how we can extend our reach to the general population - after all a significant proportion of people now have access to broadband. We need to find ways to interact to genuinely engage with people - I know that sometimes this blog must seem too gossipy and an "insider" view.

To break through will I think require one or all of the parties to take some risks and be genuinely open to feedback, debate and criticism. With all-out local elections in 2007, there has never been a better time. There - that's the New Year Message 11 fays ahead of schedule!

Best wishes,