Post Tagged with: "Election2012"

  • How will the left vote in London?

    How will the left vote in London?

    Voices May 2, 2012 11:19 pm no comments

    Gone are the days when lefties just voted Labour and got on with their lives. Today’s socialist about town has to actually do a bit of thinking when deciding how to vote. In London’s elections it gets even more complicated because you have four votes on three  ballot papers and, [...]

     
  • The last minute pitches for your vote

    The last minute pitches for your vote

    Overflow May 2, 2012 6:18 pm no comments

    With one day to go until the election proper the parties and their supporters are making their last minute pitches to the electorate – or at least the 3/4 of the electorate who have not already voted by post. Big Smoke thought it would be worth directing our readers to [...]

     
  • Big Smoke interview: Daniel Lambert, Socialist Party Great Britain

    Big Smoke interview: Daniel Lambert, Socialist Party Great Britain

    Video May 2, 2012 4:06 pm no comments

    Daniel Lambert is running for the London Assembly in the Lambeth and Southwark constituency. Unlike other candidates this gregarious and lively socialist is not running on a platform of improving cycle lanes or making things better, but on the simple policy of abolishing capitalism in its entirety. Filmed in the Socialist [...]

     
  • Elections 2012: Will the negative campaigning never end?

    Elections 2012: Will the negative campaigning never end?

    Culture April 30, 2012 11:33 pm 1 comment

    Well, it will end on Thursday I suppose, but it feels never ending. However, it’s not that long ago that Ken Livingstone was making an appeal to keep the election out of the gutter. As it becomes clearer that no one is particularly enthusiastic about Labour’s candidate the campaign is [...]

     
  • Siobhan Benita’s final pitch to voters:

    Siobhan Benita’s final pitch to voters:

    Video April 30, 2012 10:22 am no comments

    Siobhan Benita’s campaign may have been put at 3% in today’s polls (with UKIP and the Greens) but she’s certainly caused a stir. Here she makes her final pitch to voters, see what you think; This video is a mix of the vox pop street style and the candidate’s pitch [...]

     
  • Shock as Green candidate found to be greenest candidate

    Shock as Green candidate found to be greenest candidate

    Voices April 30, 2012 12:45 am no comments

    Most of the major candidates in the London poll may be the same as 2008, but this election has been different in a few ways this time around. The most striking difference is that specific environmental issues such as cycling and air pollution have risen spectacularly up the political agenda, [...]

     
  • Weekend London Links

    Weekend London Links

    Overflow April 29, 2012 11:19 am no comments

    Something for the weekend? Police in Islington hand details of informants to criminals. Islington Tribune. Hackney Citizen reports on Hackney Council’s climb down over disabled woman’s eviction. A man on Tottenham Court Road was arrested after a suicide bomb threat. Camden New Journal (exclusively show my elbow in their pic, no [...]

     
  • Siobhan Benita answers the most asked questions

    Siobhan Benita answers the most asked questions

    Video April 28, 2012 9:20 pm no comments

    During the Mayoral campaign the sole independent candidate, Siobhan Benita, has been the cause of much speculation. Is she funded by New Labour? Or David Cameron? Or even Richard Branson? What does she actually propose to do with all our lovely foxes? Why does she want a third runway at [...]

     
  • Friday’s London Links

    Friday’s London Links

    Overflow April 27, 2012 10:42 am no comments

    Eye witness to Mark Duggan’s shooting emerges. Evening Standard. A Dutch review of her trip to the London book Fare. One Barnet trader is being harassed by the council Barnet Eye. Snipe ask whether it’s time for road pricing. Political comedy down Camden way at the Lolitics podcast. Londoneer on [...]

     
  • Music: The State of Boris Johnson

    Music: The State of Boris Johnson

    Video April 26, 2012 11:17 pm 4 comments

    There’s some lovely singing on this Sack Boris video. Apparently it is a “play on Phil Ochs’ song “Here’s to the State of Mississippi””