Two new tools for Welsh political junkies
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The Wales Yearbook 2007
I picked this up in WH Smith and it almost took my arms off.
A hefty volume of all that's political and quangofied in Wales this year. However, most of the information contained in the book is already available from other sources, particularly online. Also, its dead tree format means that it will not be kept up to date unless you scribble in the latest updates yourself.
So, if you're looking for a comprehensive list of candidates for the forthcoming assembly election you'll be disappointed. And at £57.50 you might be better off bribing party officials and getting the info first hand.
Positif Politics 2007 Election Website
It exists, apparently, because we "need support from the experts".
This is a website run by public affairs consultants, one of whom is a regular and intelligent contributor to this blog. It's online and so, I presume, bang up to date. The site aims to keep subscribers informed about all that's going on in this year's Welsh assembly election race.
You'll get manifesto analysis, candidate profiles and, for all those without degrees in quantum physics, an explanation of how the electoral system works. They've kept quiet about the actual fee, but in order to keep all those PR gurus kitted out with the latest Habitat wall hangings, I'm guessing it's not cheap.
Blamerbell can barely afford new underwear, so he'll be sticking with the non-toll roads on the information superhighway. As with the beer and curries, though, freebies are always welcome:)
posted by Blamerbell @ 1:41 pm,
- At 9:05 am, Daran said...
Thanks for your words - well, the kind ones anyway. Never been to Habitat in my life: my son's drawings are far more adorning of a wall, and provide an often stimualting talking point for politico dinner parties.