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This post was published more than 10 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 10 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Iain Dale’s Guide to Political BloggingLast year, Iain Dale produced a Guide to Political Blogging, in which he ranked this esteemed organ as the 29th best non-aligned political blog in the UK.

This year, he’s repeated the exercise, with one crucial difference: Instead of a committee of one deciding which blogs to include and the rankings, he opted to employ hoi poloi – he allowed the public to vote and decide.

This fact, in combination with the fact that there are now many more political blogs about, has meant that there are some big changes to the list this time around – not least the fact that Nick Robinson, BBC Political Editor, has fallen out of the top 30.

I, however, remain at number 29.

Thanks to everyone who voted for me, and thanks to Iain Dale for compiling the list. It’s always nice to know that people like what I do. The Guide to Political Blogging in the UK 2007-8 is available to pre-order now, and would look particularly fetching on any shelf if nestled alongside Instant Opinion.

This 1,215th post was filed under: Site Updates.

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