The Bristol Mayor’s Ideas Lab! Submit how much you hate car/bikes etc…

Here’s a welcome addition to George Ferguson’s aim to make Bristol a “Laboratory for change“. He’s taking the digital upper hand and released the “Bristol Idea’s Lab”, a Bristol Home brew delib product (http://www.delib.net/dblog/tag/online-consultation/) http://georgesideaslab.dialogue-app.com/ It’ll be interesting to see what starts getting shared on there, I imagine there’ll be the usual car vs. bike debacle. […]

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Did any Bristol MP’s sign the EDM “Creative Industries are Important”?

Nope. They did not. http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/early-day-motions/edm-detail1/?session=2013-14&edmnumber=191 Does that matter though, aren’t the Creative industries useless things like Kate Bush whining and artists sticking pictures of their facial hair onto your Nan? The Creative Industry accounts for a massive amount of GDP “The creative industries contribute 6% of GDP, employ over 2 million people and export over […]

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Election turnout in Bristol

Here’s another well written piece from Gez Smith about election turn-out in Bristol’s local elections. Apparently the turnout like many other places in Bristol was rather looooooow, read about it on Bristol’s 24/7 I was wondering though, how many people know they can “spoil your vote” instead of not voting? Effectively saying, I vote no-one, this […]

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Approaching technology after the 1950s

As a 1st world nearly triple A economy, I think we should be asking for more from our technology so we’re less bogged down with technology that would have been fine from the 1950s. No more big nets for fishing the seas blindly, Use technology to tweak them [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21500701] No more lorries that are just […]

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The start of something bigger

Original post written 2013/02/04 – Published 2013/07/08 Today. Today is the day I start my OU course in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. This post won’t be published for a while as there are work commitments and others that need to be told before it goes on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace….. Hah. I’m sitting here on […]

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