David Miliband

I’m going to have to change all my rss feeds from TheyWorkForYou.com.  Except for Yvette who now has a seat in parliament “when required”, which sounds like when they need someone to point and shout at (or maybe they’re being kind and relieving her of the tedium of having to attend all the time).  The […]


 I’ve not had a chance to listen to it yet, but the Reith Lecture from Jeffrey Sachs is available for download on Radio 4 until next Wednesday. Page is here.   Jeffrey Sachs argues that the world faces challenges on an unprecedented scale – global warming, terrorism, poverty, disease and bad governance.   The 21st […]


I had every intention of blogging about David Miliband, 41* and his youtube appearance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY3F9TT2jDs But it turned out to be quite dull. What did get me a bit more interested was the fact that an Aubrey Meyer had commented on the video: “The Bill seeks -60% cut by 2050. This is too little too […]


Round up of stuff

by mel starrs on February 3, 2007

in News

I’m in a really annoying situation where I have opened a load of tabs in Firefox of interesting stuff I want to blog in detail, but I have no time to do so. So they sit there and mock me. In an effort to shut them down and clear my conscience, here’s a really quick […]

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I first was alerted to www.theyworkforyou.com via Stuart Bruce, who originally was the one who pointed me in the direction of Simon Dickson, who I believe is instrumental in the design of the site. I was happy today to find a question on there relevant to me (via my bloglines keyword search for BREEAM). The […]


Defra news release: Details of a review of how the UK can make the most of the key opportunities that environmental protection can present for wealth creation and employment growth were released by the Government today (Wed). Environment Secretary David Miliband and Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling will jointly chair a Commission on Environmental […]


Turns out the message isn’t half as important as how the message is conveyed. Sounds rational, doesn’t it? I started writing this post with a view to reviewing carbon rationing but it quickly evolved into a lesson on communicating and persuasion. I’ll begin with a video of Mayer Hillman on YouTube from BBC Breakfast on […]


First blogs, now wikis…

by Mel Starrs on August 16, 2006

in Blogging and social networks

photo via Flickr David Miliband was one of the first MP’s to have his own blog and now he and DEFRA have a Wiki. If you don’t know what a wiki is, have a look at www.wikipedia.org (the daddy of all wiki’s). Basically, it’s a site which you, the user, can edit. Changes are tracked […]