Monday, August 04, 2008

Is a netroots campaign against Brown in development?

There appears to be some possibly interesting developments in the Labour blogosphere on the questions surrounding the leadership of the Labour Party. One of the founders of LabourHome, Jag Singh (considered to be a campaign guru for online politics) appears to have been busy last week registering the domains labourchange.com and .org, along with labourfuture.org.

The other week LabourHome was bought by the co-owner of the New Statesman and Jag Singh told the Guardian in response that
"We're elated at the prospect of having the necessary resources to use our collective experience and drive forward our original goal of developing tools and spending time to demonstrate how simple and transparent communicating can work for motivating party members, voters, and supporters.....

We can now hope to make progress by the next election and tool up local campaigns and affiliated Labour groups. Our future on the Labour blogosphere is to push forward the principles of new media campaigning, whether that be to the party leaders or by empowering the grassroots."

Is this the future he was referring too? Is the New Statesman dipping its foot into the need for change in the Labour Party as well? When I asked Jag for details he refused to comment, so I guess it's a case of "watch this space"?

Update: Jag Singh has been in contact saying that "the domains were bought by me privately for personal usage only, and the New Statesman is not involved".

4 comments:

Unixman said...

Strange domain names for personal use!

Alex said...

"We're elated at the prospect of having the necessary resources to use our collective experience and drive forward our original goal of developing tools and spending time to demonstrate how simple and transparent communicating can work for motivating party members, voters, and supporters....."

I thought Jag Singh was supposed to be accommunications guru. I fell asleep about a third of the way through the sentence.

Elle said...

Translation: "It's got nothing to do with the Statesman, whom I sold my soul to. Oh and I'll sell it to Miliband, Purnell, et al for a few grand! Opps did I say that out loud?"

anthonynorth said...

I loved the way they used gobbledegook to applaud their transparent communicating.