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Written on April 8, 2005, and categorized as Secret and Invisible.
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I had a telephone conversation with my local Labour party candidate, Emily Thornberry. Having left a noisy Kings Cross pub, The Lincoln, in order to take her call, frankly, I blathered.

Emily has a husky smoky voice, shall we say, well worn. Attractive. Worldly. But she was very suspicious, asking who we were doing it for. I found myself in a freezing windy dark street, attempting to explain independent internet community journalism.

I spoke rapidly, gave my credentials, said she could review our coverage before we hit the publish button. I explained as best as I could what we were doing, and asked her for an interview. I made a fair job of it, I’m pretty certain I got it. Her colleague John Greenshield? Greenfield? is going to call me and sort out a time, she said. I think she got that I am for real, but I found myself telling her I WAS for real, and that she could check me out, if only she sent me an email, I’d send her the info.

Before I got off the phone, I told her nobody was answering emails. I asked her if she had anything online – she doesn’t yet. When she does, I’ll link to it.

That’s a relief. I think if we can talk to Emily, we’ll get all the others.

I guess I’ll find out over the next couple of days if she means it or not.

Damn, it’s making me jumpy.

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This thing has 3 Comments

  1. Blog ho
    Posted 9 April, 2005 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    this process will turn you into a politician; be wary.

  2. I.:.S.:.
    Posted 9 April, 2005 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    merely that we are expanding operations into the field of politics. this is cross-media saturation. this is it. how to get through life: learn to do everything. specialization is for insects.

  3. Laurie
    Posted 10 April, 2005 at 3:03 am | Permalink

    I knew you’d make me care about politics. Damn you! You think Emily is reading these comments? Hey, Emily, do the right thing and speak to Deek.

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