I’ve forgotten to list my top ten political blogs as part of Iain Dale’s annual
bout of self publicity round up. Unlike others, I won’t be partaking in any “boycott.” Sure, the fact that it is edited by Iain and mostly publicised by his blog, it will have an inevitable Tory-bias, but so what? Iain can only dominate these things because Iain’s made a success of blogging. I don’t begrudge him that and have no wish to besmirch success in the interests of levelling down. If you want “balance” then organise your own list/awards. I have (the CGB awards) – it’s a doddle.
The list I will be sending to Mr Dale is as follows:
- Quaequam Blog! – because two can play the self publicity game! 🙂
- Our Kingdom – because it has an interesting range of writers and can generate informed debate (so long as you can get the English Nationalists to shut up for five minutes)
- People’s Republic of Mortimer – because it makes me laugh and is an intelligent read.
- Antony Hook – one of the most under-rated blogs out there in my view (temporarily down)
- Lib Dem Voice – over the last year it has gone from pretending to be the Lib Dem hub to being the Lib Dem hub. Kudos.
- Lynne Featherstone – this blog has actually grown on me over the last year as Lynne has thrived under the equalities brief.
- Liberal England – still a great staple for commentary and odd miscellenia.
- David Boyle – one of the party’s most thoughtful writers who doesn’t get listened to often enough.
- Neil Stockley – one of the party’s most throughtful marketeers who doesn’t get listened to often enough.
- Liberal Conspiracy – it’s growing on me and found it’s voice over the abortion debate this year. Would still like it to drop the explicit Labour party affiliation, but it’s getting there.