miss_s_b: (Politics: Democracy)
[personal profile] miss_s_b
Got an email today. I have been approved. It's a good job I hadn't waited till now to sort out accomodation - although the reason I hadn't is that a member of FCC had told me that they were only telling people if they failed and not if they passed and I (wrongly, it turns out) figured that I would have heard by now if I had failed.

Seriously, security theatre people? Three weeks to go and you're telling people if they have passed or failed NOW? Anyone with any sense will have booked train tickets and accommodation a lot further in advance than that.

(although to be fair, I am stopping with my brother anyway)

Remember, folks, Sunday morning 9 AM to get this farce ended.

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 10:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] djm4
Ah. I *haven't* heard. Presumably this is just because Manchester's finest haven't taken enough time out of locking people up for picking up plastic bags with clothes in to approve me, but that's hardly reassuring.

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stephensliberaljournal.blogspot.com
So they are sending emails to tell people if they are approved as well as if they fail.

I have nothing either way....should I be worrying, or just give them a little time.

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lizw
I also haven't heard anything (which makes no actual difference to me as it turns out I can't go anyway, but is another datapoint.)

In the meantime, I have successfully acquired a Chinese visa for the following month, which involved a similar level of theatre, but took precisely one week.

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 10:46 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sassy_scot
The wording made me really feel sick and uncomfortable.

"we have received information from Greater Manchester Police that you have been successfully accredited for the upcoming Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference 2011."

Yuck!

It makes me want to stand for FCC on a "no, this is not on" ticket.

And I can't be there for the Sunday morning:-(. Let's just hope it passes.

Date: Friday, August 26th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sassy_scot
Yes, indeed. Looking forward to it!

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2011 11:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rmc28
I haven't heard officially. I've been sent an agenda, and I booked my accom and train tickets shortly after applying, on the grounds that there was no bloody way I should fail accreditation and if there is, I have more resource than most to kick up an almighty fuss.

So I'm turning up, and oh yes, I will be there at 9am Sunday morning.

Date: Friday, August 26th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
pseudomonas: Ostrakon against Themistocles. (politics)
From: [personal profile] pseudomonas
I'm not going, but hopefully will next time if this farcical accreditation lark gets binned.

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