Posts by Jen Ferguson

  • Hard News: #GE2015: Proper Mad, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Is Russell Brand *still* talking? Frankly, after all his idiotic "don't vote" BS, doing a U turn at the last minute after it was too late for anyone to register, he should take himself back to the rock from under which he crept. (Still, rather him than Satan's own spin doctor Lynton Crosby, I guess.)

    Peckham Rye, London • Since Jan 2007 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: #GE2015: Proper Mad,

    Good god, this exit poll is depressing.

    Peckham Rye, London • Since Jan 2007 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: #GE2015: Proper Mad,

    FPTP in this country does indeed make MMP look like god's own electoral system. There's been a movement to try to make the best of a flawed situation and encourage vote-swapping (VoteSwap.org), whereby Green and Labour voters can swap votes to either vote Labour to keep a Tory out or vote Green in a seat where it will make a difference.

    @radiowammo and I live in one of the safest Labour seats in the country (Camberwell & Peckham) and are just about to head off and vote - something I shamefully never bothered to do in all my years living here as a disengaged 20-something under Blair and something Glenn is still surprised he's able to do on his NZ passport - oh, the power of empire...

    And I guess I should have known better, but I'm still sickened at the outrageously partisan, gutter-scraping savagery of the press - the 1% must be absolutely terrified of a Tory defeat. But then apparently there's a lot we should be quaking in our boots over - Scotland/Sturgeon, Miliband, coalition... Pah. These fools shoulda been there for the Winnie Kingmaker days in '96. That'd toughen them up.

    Peckham Rye, London • Since Jan 2007 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: To renew, you first…,

    Sorry (not sorry) to add to your excess baggage - it really is a killer tune. A great night out and a cracking account of it. A wonderful perspective on the mighty SE15.

    Peckham Rye, London • Since Jan 2007 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Wellies not required, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Cheers for the link, Mr B. With more than 100 stages, big and small, Glastonbury festival-goers really are spoiled for choice - every year I'd say about 50% of our highlights turn out to be things that hadn't even been on our radar when attempting to plan some semblance of a schedule going in. I think my ultimate highlight this year was the very last act we saw, a New Orleans-style band from London called Tankus the Henge, which we stumbled across (literally) at 5am on Monday. Thirty happy and tired strangers, arm in arm, yelling along with a top-hatted piano player in a tiny tent - you just can't beat that.

    Peckham Rye, London • Since Jan 2007 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Language of Climate, in reply to Caleb D'Anvers,

    Not only is there a lack of joined up thinking, it’s handily combined with that old chestnut, short-sighted government policy (is there any other kind here right now?), such as the Tory’s exemption of maize cultivation from soil conservation measures, leading to widespread soil erosion and surface water run-off, meaning even worse flooding. Hurrah!

    Peckham Rye, London • Since Jan 2007 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: MySplore, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Mine too! As you say, the way J Star bounced around the Sleng Teng was a thing of great beauty and genius - it goes down as one of the great "yeeeeahh!"s of all time. The pleasure, the privilege was ours... :)

    Peckham Rye, London • Since Jan 2007 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: MySplore,

    It was great to party and swim with you, Mr Brown - that J Star set will remain one of my highlight memories (albeit a little fuzzy by that time) for a long time. Once again, Splore was a top weekend - congratulations to Amanda and her crew.

    Peckham Rye, London • Since Jan 2007 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Name That Food Blog,

    Public Trough.

    Bindun?

    Peckham Rye, London • Since Jan 2007 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Paul Reynolds: A Contribution,

    I don't think I've ever met anyone with quite so many ideas as Paul had. I remember meeting him for a coffee a few years back when we first started doing PR for Google and feeling like the slowest person in the room - I literally couldn't keep up with his amazing train of thought. What he was talking about then was - still is - light years ahead of its time.

    I've been similarly awestruck every time I've seen him since, not least last week at the Social Media Junction where he was without a doubt the most interesting speaker of the day.

    The world will definitely be a less interesting place without Paul around.

    Peckham Rye, London • Since Jan 2007 • 25 posts Report Reply

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