Today we find out what happens after the competition as well as who won!! Which some people might find important!
Some of us were discussing last night what happens after this, and we kind of agreed that a group blog, along the lines of IrishElection, was something that the EU Bloggersphere needs to try and be more connected and maybe to help it grow?
Thats what I will be hoping for anyway. (and maybe one of the prizes 😉 )
Well after an email sent to all the participants in the Th!nk About It Project about some votin irregularities that have appeared on the site, and I have noticed a few myself, the following was sent today.
I’m sorry to inform you that discrepancies in the voting via the use of proxies and abuse of computer-classrooms have increased so much that the results can not be trusted anymore. For this reason, the EJC editorial team will choose the April and May winners. the number of votes given to a particular article will be taken into consideration in this process.
We will have the results of the April winner by Monday, May 11th 2009.
Personally I think this isn’t good for the competition then again, you will always have cheaters 🙁
That reminds me I have to get blogging over there again!
I put a post up on think about it website about the European Elections in Northern Ireland. To me, Northern Ireland is going to be one of the interesting constituencies in Ireland and UK where recent events and changes to parties and the split to the Unionist vote. Its all going to ve very interesting!
Something that seems to have escaped mention on this blog is the change that could come about in Northern Ireland during the European Elections this year. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that does not use the D’Hondt method of PR. Instead it uses the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral system.
I have been a busy boy today! I have posted two new posts over on thinkaboutit.eu. The first post is about Jury Team, a group of independents going for election to the European Parliament in the UK.
The Federal Union blog high-light an interesting initiative in the UK which aims at getting independents elected to the European Parliament. They are called Jury Team. While Federal Union think they are wrong way about the European Parliament saying we need more party based politics in parliament not less, I think the Jury Team could actually drum up interest in the European Elections. Independents are known for bringing people who feel unrepresented by political party’s out to vote.
Yup, I’ve gone on posted my 6th post over on thinkaboutit.eu. This one is about the EPP-ED and their new tag-line..
I got a press release today from the EPP-ED Group of the European Parliament. In it they inform me of an event to launch their new tag-line. The tag-line is “Europe’s Driving Force” (now you see why the UK Conservatives left them).
So yea I just stuck up my fourth post on the Think About It Blog. This one is on how I got involved in Politics and I have given it an EU slant. It was inspired by a converstaion at Cork OpenCoffee so do please check it out and rate. I have reprinted the first paragraph as a teaser:
I am a rare one, I mean among my peers, that not only am I interested in politics but I am actively involved in politics. The EU and European Politics has played a large role in this, especially in me becoming aware of politics, both nationally in Ireland and in the EU of 15 member states as it was then.