Tuesday, December 08, 2009

NATO Chiefs Brief Lefty Bloggers

Yesterday a group of eight political bloggers were invited to NATO HQ to be briefed by senior NATO officials. Liberal Conspiracy reports that they were...

Luke Akehurst (lukeakehurst.blogspot.com)
Martin Butcher (natomonitor.blogspot.com)
David Cole (davecole.org)
Mehdi Hasan (newstatesman.com)
Sunny Hundal (liberalconspiracy.org)
Zohra Moosa (thefword.org.uk)
James O’Malley (poddelusion.co.uk)
Will Straw (leftfootforward.org)

How times change. In the 1980s half of them wouldn't have been let anywhere near the building, let alone inside it. :)

Luke Akehurst reports HERE on the experience, as does Will Straw and Mehdi Hasan.


Man in a Shed said...

Was it a briefing day for bloggers or left wing bloggers ?

Man in a Shed said...

Now I think about it I guess NATO is one step ahead of the game.

Since they expect the left to lose the next general election, they will also anticipate a building opposition from the internet from Left Wing blogs who will be potentially free to row in behind their traditional pacifist type stance.

At least someone doing some post regime change planning for a change ;-)

Hurf Durf said...

Sunny Hundal has information about NATO plans? We're doomed.

Matt Wardman said...

>Was it a briefing day for bloggers or left wing bloggers ?


Dave Cole said...

It was very definitely for bloggers, not leftie bloggers. It was just co-incidence that all the people who came were broadly of the leftie persuasion; there were two down to come broadly from the right that had to pull out at the last minute.

(MD, Atlantic Council UK)