by Stephen Tall on September 18, 2006
Last post about winning that little competition. (I hope.)
First, you can listen to me being interviewed after the awards ceremony:
- On the BBC Today programme, being interviewed with Iain Dale. You can listen again here. (Apparently it’s about 17 minutes into the 6.30-7.00 am section.) I’m the one speaking far too quickly. If only I could write that fast.
- On the Channel 4 News Morning Report podcast here, being interviewed by Iain Dale. I’m with fellow Lib Dem bloggers, Alex Foster and Rob Fenwick. I’m sure I was funnier and more incisive at the time.
Secondly, an answer to a question I was asked a lot last night – does winning a prize from the party risk neutering this blog? Will I feel any subtle pressure not to be critical of the party when (not if) I disagree with policies?
Short answer: no. This blog is my space, to speak the stuff that’s in my head in the hope that someone out there will find it interesting. I’m a liberal first, a Lib Dem second – fortunately, though, there’s a fair Venn Diagram relationship.
And anyway – no one ever got involved in the Lib Dems because they have personal political ambitions. I sent off for the form to apply to be a Lib Dem MP about six years ago. I still haven’t filled it in.
And I’m aware I’ve written loads on my blog which my political opponents could drag up at a later date, and use against me – but so what? Life’s too short to try and plan what might come next.
So I’m going to keep blogging, keep keeping it real. And if I don’t – I know you guys will stop reading.