Tag: ge2015

  • I’m more concerned with why people vandalised a war memorial than the fact they did

    Nuance is dead. The internet killed it this weekend, bludgeoned it in the head. Then, just to make sure the job was done, we all kept kicking the corpse. Some of us still are. I am, of course, talking about what happened this weekend. Several hundred (or thousand, depending whom you ask) protestors marched through the […]

  • New app launches to help LGBT voters find out if their MP is pro-equality

    As Britain goes to the polls today, some LGBT voters may have a clearer picture of which candidates support their equality thanks to a new website launched this week. The LGBT Whip is the brainchild of Chris Ward, a developer from Vauxhall who also helped develop the LobbyALord app used by marriage equality campaigners in […]

  • In Walthamstow, Nancy Taaffe challenges Labour from the left

    Walthamstow, a quiet working class community in North-East London, is as safe a constituency as they come. Labour control the local council, and the party has held the seat consistently since the 1990s, and has only lost one election since 1972. In the 2010 election, Stella Creasy—widely touted as a possible future party leader and […]

  • What a coalition featuring the DUP might mean for LGBT Britons

    Tonight, BBC News broadcast the Northern Ireland leaders’ debate from Belfast, the last of the general election debates ahead of Thursday’s vote. Though mostly ignored in the national campaigns — in large part because none of the major parties have a heavy presence there — Northern Ireland could yet play a deciding factor in who […]

  • The Curious American in the news

    Hello everyone! Just a quick update while I work on my first piece. I was on the BBC World Service yesterday talking about crowdfunded journalism, which you can listen to here. Also, the Huffington Post UK did a short feature on me which was published today. I’ve got two pieces to deliver in the next couple […]

  • The Curious American: Live from London

    You lot really are amazing. What started off as, if I’m being honest, a seemingly naff suggestion by Twitter followers in February has come to fruition. Because of you. I’m sat in London (well, Walthamstow) ahead of the general election, ready to report and analyse my heart out for the next two weeks. When we […]