Monday, August 03, 2015

Pollsters and Bloggers

The ongoing media attention, public pressure and unabating calls for her resignation have proved too much for the embattled speaker  of the house. Bronwyn Bishop announced her resignation yesterday afternoon and many took to bloggers and social 
media with an air of victory. 
THE PEOPLE HAVE WON! Resignation and root and branch travel expenses reform. Congratulations, Australia! legacy.

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Madam Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and the MPs responsible for the "Wall of noise"
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Mosaic of former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop made from the photos of MPs who have been suspended from question tIme under 94a. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen and Andrew Meares

The night before Britain's general election, Matt Singh, a 33-year-old former trader who'd set himself up as a political blogger, published a post arguing that the opinion polls were all underestimating Conservative support. For the next 24 hours, the post was the subject of lively online debate. Then the polls closed, and the television exit poll suggested David Cameron was on course for victory by an unexpectedly large margin. Ten minutes later, Mr Singh's website crashed under the weight of traffic. Meet the Punjab blogger who beat the British political pollsters

The Final Posts of a Murdered Blogger

“No one with a free mind can limit themselves within the walls of narrow-mindedness,”Ananda  Bijoy Das wrote hours before his death Brave Blogger

Mr Pyne’s book A Letter to My Children will be launched by Victorian Liberal president Michael Kroger as Prime Minister Tony Abbott had to pull out. University Children protest at launch of Chrsitopher (sic) Pynes book A Letter letter to My Children

The Speaker's resignation reflects a government that is in chaos. The Govt has lost its way, lost its majority and now lost its speaker.