Adrian McMenamin is just the sort of cocky New Labour apparatchik I can't stand. I've never met him, and I'm sure he's really a very nice guy, but he gives the impression of being an irritating little - well, I'm sure you can complete the sentence. He used to run a tawdry little website called HateMyTory until, realising that no one ever read it, transformed it into something called Transpero. No, I don't know what it means. And judging from the number of comments on his blog no one reads Tempero either.
His latest entry HERE is crowing over the fact that the 10 Downing Street website (he used to work there, you know) gets more hits that Guido, me or ConservativeHome. God, that's a shock, isn;t it? Well, it is actually because until Downing Street launched its petitions gimmick, my blog had a bigger reach than the Downing Street website - as did Guido and ConservativeHome.
Surely it ought to give McMenamin pause for thought that three blogs run by three individuals at no cost get more traffic than the Downing Street website which costs hundreds of thousands per year to run - well, they did until last week anyway.