Iain Dale's Guide to Political Blogging in the UK by Iain Dale

By Iain Dale

- Articles via thirty major bloggers and commentators - Profiles of greater than fifty prime blogs - A listing of 1,200 political blogs - the easiest 500 political blogs within the united kingdom - the easiest a hundred Conservative, Labour and LibDem blogs

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My suspicion is that he likes what he does and doesn’t wish to change. In common with its LibDem counterpart, Labour Home hasn’t really hit the mark. ConservativeHome has left both of them trailing in its wake. Its position at number 5 in this list is somewhat surprising. The weakness of the left wing blogosphere is highlighted by the highest new entry, Chris Paul’s Labour of Love at number eight. Paul seems to spend half his time commenting on me or what I have commented on. His conspiracies and paranoia are often hilarious to read, but if this is a true representation of the left of centre blogosphere then God help us all.

He’s got a sense of humour to die for and can see through waffle and obfuscation with a searing wit. Kerron Cross is also a very funny chap – sometimes a bit too funny even for himself! Kerron could be the big left wing Blogger which the left is constantly searching for. But he’s got to break out of funny stories to do with parliamentary lavatories. My suspicion is that he likes what he does and doesn’t wish to change. In common with its LibDem counterpart, Labour Home hasn’t really hit the mark.

It has had an excellent, if overdue, redesign and although it went through a rough patch earlier in the year it is back to its fighting best. Not everyone likes its editorial stance, and it will be interesting to see how Platform 10, its new Cameroonian rival, competes in both analysis and storygetting. It will do well to rival Tim Montgomerie’s contacts, but perhaps that’s not the point. In fact, there is no reason why Platform 10 and ConservativeHome should be considered rivals. Time will tell.

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