Natalie Bennett – Leader of The Green Party

Natalie Bennett

Earlier this week I found myself ranting once again at something David Cameron said. Woke up angry about @David_Cameron’s plans to outlaw secure communications. Thinking of donating a shitload of time to @TheGreenParty — Christian Payne (@Documentally) January 13, 2015 There is almost no space now between these episodes and when he threatens the fundamental […]

The Picnic is a Political Act


On June the 25th 2014, it will be the seventh continual year there has been a symposium (picnic) at George Orwell’s grave.  It’s also of course his birthday. Back in 2007 we sat on the grass sharing food and drink, experiences and stories. As we have done every year since. Asking questions, discussing threatened freedoms […]

1984 Looks Like This

John Perivolaris and christian Payne photographed by David Dunnico

On the 2nd of May this year I took a walk from Manchester into Salford with Dr John Perivolaris. (Here is a conversation we had on the way.) listen to ‘Walking into Salford’ on Audioboo We were heading to see David Dunnico’s Exhibition entitled ‘1984 Looks Like This‘  currently showing at Salford Museum and Art […]

Waiting for PM David Cameron #OU_PM

The room has filled up pretty quick here at the Open University. I have a little tech to hand and am waiting for the Prime Minister David Cameron. (That still sounds weird.)

Politics In The Social Media Playground

We may never know the Impact social media had in shaping our new rather bewildering government. Maybe it reached a lethargic non-voting population and changed their minds. Perhaps it taught the party campaigners to engage with more mobile tools in order to rally their troops. Maybe all it did was introduce other channels of communication […]

David Camerwrong

Thanks to @Sizemore for pointing me out in this video mash-up. Here is the photo i was taking at the time.. ..and here is the video.. Don’t blink.. you’ll miss me.

Life In The Shadows

David Cameron On Social Media

I guess I should not be surprised that the leader of a political party should contradict himself. It happens all the time. In the case of David Cameron and his twitter comment though..“Too many twits make a twat..” It doesn’t seem that long ago that Mr Cameron was extolling to me the virtues of social […]

Brian Haw

Update: More info on Brian here: http://documentally.com/2011/06/19/brian-haw-peace-campaigner/

Politics and Social Media.

Do politicians really understand how to use social media? Those of us versed in these new ways of online communication know that any political figure who can truly and completely adopt social media methods would have a formidable secret weapon in their arsenal. A weapon that would have to be adopted across all the battling […]