Mike Joslin

Mike Joslin|Founder & Chief Executive

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Mike Joslin

Mike Joslin|Founder & Chief Executive

Founder @WriteYouMedia & other enterprises. Serial entrepreneur. Campaigns advisor. Tweets on politics & beer. Britain should remain in the EU.

Mike Joslin|Founder & Chief Executive

Senior Labour sources think it’s likely they will hold Stoke but lose Copeland

Speaking to sources on the ground in Stoke and Copeland, as well as national sources, the expectation is that the Labour Party will win Stoke and lose Copeland. Sources were keen to stress that “anything could happen”, with one saying “I’ve given up predicting given how crazy politics is right now, but it’s likely we will win Stoke and lose Copeland”. 

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The person who elected a Mayor and a Labour Leader

When I worked for Ed Miliband in 2010 after he had just been elected, I decided I wanted to get stuck into on the ground campaigning. I worked at the Oldham East & Saddleworth By-Election as Ed’s representative and again in Barnsley.  

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Help WriteYou grow

In June last year WriteYou opened for business. I wanted to create a non-partisan newspaper of human opinion that created a platform for debate, a social network for news. 

In that time I’m genuinely proud of what we’ve achieved. With a very small budget we’ve created a non-partisan community of over 400 hundred contributors featuring some of the most famous people in Britain. In the process we’ve built a readership in the hundreds of thousands.

No other digital media operation outside of the big media outlets, with the huge resources that brings, has built up a contributor base to rival ours. It shows the massive potential that WriteYou has to grow and I am excited about our growth.

I wanted to up date you on some upcoming activities:

-       We are launching a US edition and will be rolling out content from several Republican and Democratic Senators who have signed up to WriteYou.

-       We will be launching our interactive user system shortly that allows people to interact with each other and contributors.

-       We will launching a membership system that will give members access to exclusive content and events.

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Trump's appointee to review intelligence agencies makes money from the federal government supporting national security

President Trump's worrying move this morning to appoint billionaire Steve Feinberg to review the US intelligence agencies, is made even more worrying when you look at Mr Feinberg's investments.

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The comparison between the last few months & Watergate is staggering

Let me set the scene. There was a high profile security break-in at Democratic National Committee Headquarters to access classified files by a group of intelligence agency operatives intent on changing the outcome of the Presidential Election. The FBI found evidence linking the attack to an intelligence agency. The official spokesman for the Republican candidate described the break in as “third rate” and denied any knowledge or contact with the individuals responsible.

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Councillor Jo Platt the frontrunner for Leigh Parliamentary Selection

Labour figures in the North West are preparing for Andy Burnham’s expected victory as Mayor for Greater Manchester & resignation from Parliament and the resulting selection for the Leigh Parliamentary seat. 

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More must be done when the President's Twitter account is just white men

You know that there is more to do in the fight for global justice, progress and equality when the President of the United States's Twitter account only has white men in the backdrop. 

 

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Rivals think there could be a by-election in Manchester Gorton

Multiple shadow cabinet and local sources in Manchester have told me that Sir Gerald Kaufman is seriously ill and people in the local party think he could stand down from Parliament. He hasn’t voted in Parliament since 11th May 2016 and multiple local constituency Councillors have independently confirmed that Sir Gerald has had recent medical issues that we are choosing not to publish. Sir Gerald didn't reply to a request for a comment. 

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Since 1975 enough people to fill Washington DC twice have died from Gun Violence. 0 Americans have died in US by terrorism from countries banned by Trump

At a huge amount has been said in the last few days about President Trump's outrageous muslim ban. I am particularly worried as a UK citizen living in New York, by this report saying that all foreign nationals will have to present their cell phone for inspection.

I could go on and on. But I won't.

I will simply show the stupidity of Trump's action in stark terms.

Since 1975 no American in the US has died from an attack perpetrated by a citizen of a country banned by Trump. 

In the same period roughly 1.25 million Americans have died from gun violence. 

That is enough to fill the city of Washington twice. Enough said.

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Why did Sean Spicer condemn voter fraud in 2012 and not today?

Today we witnessed the spectacle of Sean Spicer, President Trump's Press Secretary, refusing to say if there would be an investigation into alleged voter fraud or produce any evidence.

The following is from an AOL news article:

Following several questions at Tuesday's briefing, NPR's Mara Liasson insisted that if Trump's claims of voter fraud were true, this would be the "biggest scandal in American electoral history," and asked why he's not actively investigating.

"Maybe we will," said Spicer. "We'll see where we go from here, but right now the focus the president has is on putting Americans back to work. It was a comment he made on a longstanding belief."

Spicer later confirmed that "there is no investigation," but that "anything is possible.

Thing is he wasn't so silent in 2012 when the RNC paid a firm nearly $3 million dollars and some of their employees engaged in voter fraud. At the time he said:

Sean Spicer, communications director for the RNC, said Strategic Allied Consulting had been retained by the RNC and state Republican parties to register new Republican voters in five key battleground states. But Spicer said that the party's relationship with the firm-- which has been paid $2.9 million by the RNC so far this year, according to federal elections records -- has now been terminated in light of alleged voter fraud linked to one of the firm's employees that was reported this week to Florida prosecutors by election officials in Palm Beach County. "We've made it clear we're not doing business with these guys anymore," said Spicer. "We've come out pretty strong against this kind of stuff -- and we have zero tolerance for this."

If Sean Spicer condemned voter fraud so strongly in 2012 why not now?

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