- 05-06-2012, 14:16 #21Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep. ~Catherine O'Hara
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- 05-06-2012, 14:22 #22
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- 05-06-2012, 14:51 #23"If a terrorist organisation wanted to knock out the moral compass of Britain, all they'd have to do is to kill 100 celebrities at random. The entire country would have an instant nervous breakdown."
- 05-06-2012, 15:08 #24
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The first point to make is that Douglas Carswell is a fully paid up member of the awkward squad. He's not one of the MP's so hungry for high office that he'll suck up to every passing minister. He's got a mind of his own and is not afraid to speak out.
The second point to make is that Carswell is an unusually effective back bencher. He was only elected to parliament in 2005 - and one of first actions as a new boy was to enrage the parliamentary 'establishment' by playing a leading role in getting Gorbal's Mick ejected from the Speakers seat. That's called leading by example.
Thirdly, he's not a political apparatchik with no career outside of politics. He spent his youth in Uganda, got a degree in history, then had two reasonably senior management positions in television (in Italy) and working for an investment firm (Invesco). This is someone who's paid his dues in the University of Life.
Finally, he's influential on the Conservative back benches. If this Private Members bill does come to the floor of the House, he'll receive a fair bit of support. He also has the potential to cause the government some embarrassment - something he's shown the balls to do in the past.
So putting your name to one of the selections on Guido Fawke's blog is not a waste of time - if Carswell gets sufficient numbers voting, he'll be able to show a reasonable degree of public support. And if he can get enough MP's to support him, he might force the government into applying a one line whip to oppose him. Just think what a PR disaster it would be if Carswell got the first reading of a 'Get out of Europe bill' passed 170 - 15.
- 05-06-2012, 15:12 #25
Nice bit of PR and taking into account wordsmith's points, still consider it to be mainly fluff. It will resonate well and gain some personal advantage within the demographic, but it is a very long shot for much else.
Crowdsourcing is still considered a jargon term/buzz word by many and therefore is not in most dictionaries. Macmillan includes it in a "buzz word" supplement and Merriam Webster as a regular entry. Then again, MW tends to be popular amongst a younger crowd.
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