Monday, July 14, 2008

'Ere Mate, Got a New Blog?

In September we'll be publishing the 2008-9 Guide to Political Blogging, this time through TOTAL POLITICS, and again sponsored by those nice people at APCO WORLDWIDE. The directory will be based on the online version, which you can find HERE.

In order to make the voting as accurate as possible I am keen to ensure that the directory includes as many blogs as possible in the various categories. If you have a blog which is not listed in the categories below, can you leave the details in the comments, along with the blog domain name.

Conservative Blogs
Labour Blogs
LibDem Blogs
Right of Centre Blogs
Left of Centre Blogs
Parliamentarians
Journalist Blogs
Welsh Based Blogs
Scottish Based Blogs
Northern Irish Blogs

To see all the categories and countries click HERE.

106 comments:

Benjamin Gray said...

Conservative/Centre-right Blog:

www.benjamin-gray.com

Stu said...

I've got a new blog :-)

I suppose you'd call it right-of-centre, if anything. It's called [sic] and the address is currently http://sic.phantom-rouge.co.uk

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

a pint of unionist lite
http://unionistlite.blogspot.com/

Three Thousand Versts of Loneliness
http://threethousandversts.blogspot.com/

Modern Unionist Voice
http://www.moderateunionistvoice.blogspot.com/

all Northern Ireland

Obnoxio The Clown said...

No English blogs, I see.

stuart said...

Is it worth having a specific (prospective) candidates' blogs section? BTW, I am not a candidate, prospective or otherwise, so have no vested interest.

Peter O said...

Religious / Right of Centre
http://www.peter-ould.net
An Exercise in the Fundamentals of Orthodoxy

Dave said...

English blogs?

Jim Jay said...

I believe there is a green blog section too...

Ordovicius said...

Great stuff. I should point out on the Welsh front that State of the Union and Cyflwr yr Undeb have already been shelved. There are also a few Welsh blogs on the list that have not been updated at all this year (GWE, Seneddwr and View from the Glen)

Auntie Flo' said...

Excellent, thanks for this.

You missed newmania - he's back.

And Lord Hanningfield's blog is malfunctioning, it won't accept comments, though you can't tell him because....

Alex said...

Lib Dem blog:
A Lanson Boy
http://lansonboy.blogspot.com

IanPJ said...

No Libertarian blogs either.

PJC Journal is NOT a Tory Blog, its a Libertarian one.

Would appreciate being moved from Tory to Libertarian.

many thanks

Auntie Flo' said...

If you are out there, Lord Hanningfield, I wanted to post a moan about a horsechestnut wood with trees planted a foot apart, but I can't because your comments function isn't working.

John M Ward said...

Mine is missing, and might be worth including:

http://wwwjohn-m-ward.blogspot.com/

Category: Conservative.

Mr Leatherhead said...

What! No "Gordon Brown" category? Definitely a major omission Iain. He offers such a rich variety of blogging categories..... pathos,wonk, clinical psychology, lists (vs policy), sad old git, doom, failure, catastrophe, detached (from reality) etc etc

Obnoxio The Clown said...

I suppose mine would be right-of-centre, too: http://obotheclown.blogspot.com

The Secret Person said...

http://secretperson.wordpress.com

English and Right of Centre.

But I'm in the Witanagemot club if you are going to stick all those in?

english democrat said...

Typical racist anti-English Iain Campbell McDale - Scottish blogs, Welsh blogs but no English blogs.

Won't someone think of England?

ENGLISH PARLIAMENT NOW!!!!!

CR said...

A couple of Tory and Scottish ones:

http://scottishtoryboy.blogspot.com/
http://cameronrose.blogspot.com

marksany said...

marksany.blogspot.com

I'm a right of centre/libertarian blogger.

Iain Dale said...

Prat. If you actually bothered to click on the link you numpty you'd find 1100 English based blogs. Seeing as I am a vocal proponent of an English Parliament you really are a prize idiot.

fitaloon said...

A Scottish Conservative with a hint of nationalism, was in your book about political blogging listed under Scottish blogs.
http://www.microshaft.co.uk/

Malc said...

http://malcintheburgh.blogspot.com/

Nat-view (but not necessarily always partisan) of Scottish politics with occasional glances to the US election.

Enjoy the blog Iain, cheers.

Malc

Womble On Tour said...

If you create a Libertarian category then please add Womble On Tour http://www.wombleontour.blogspot.com/

failing that call it a Right oF Centre blog.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

John M Ward said...
"Mine is missing,..."

Maybe for a very good reason.

Not a sheep said...

I think of NotaSheep as a "Right of Centre" blog rather than a "Conservative" blog; but what do I know?

Anonymous said...

Journalist blog:

Sky News Sunrise

http://blogs.news.sky.com/sunrise

CityUnslicker said...

capitalisits@work

aka cityunslicker in the business section please.

ta very much.

Anonymous said...

Scottish politics from a Westminster and Holyrood perspective


http://blogs.dailyrecord.co.uk/kevinschofield/

http://blogs.dailyrecord.co.uk/magnusgardham/

ukipwebmaster said...

UKIP video blog:
www.ukip.tv

The Raven said...

http://www.blearswatch.blogspot.com

Iain, I don't know whether you'd class mine as an attack blog or a right of centre one. It's more the former than the latter, I'll admit. But I'll leave it up to you to decide where (if at all) to put it.

Scully said...

Thanks for the Conservative blog. It would be great if you could also add mine to the councillor list:-

http://paulscully.blogspot.com

(It's written in my role as Leader of the Opposition, London Borough of Sutton.)

Devil's Kitchen said...

Iain,

Blog categories that The Kitchen is not in but probably should be are:

PARTY
Right Wing

CATEGORIES
Attack Blog (possibly)

Oh, and I notice that I am in EUsceptic twice...

DK

Paul Hulbert said...

Iain, could you amend the title of my Lib Dem blog www.localfocus.blogspot.com?

Instead of
Focus on Sodbury,, Yate & Dodingt
it should read
Focus on Sodbury,Yate & Dodington

Same number of characters.

thanks,

Paul

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Click the link, dear boy? Why would I do that when I have people to do it for me?

I'm destined for great things, you know!

Chris said...

I only started it a month ago so do not know if it qualifies.

Conservative/Centre Right

http://unarmedaccountant.blogspot.com/

Doug said...

Left-of-Centre blog: Scribo Ergo Sum, http://www.scriboergosum.org.uk/

Marcel MacMarceaux said...

One for Scottish based blogs.

www.cybernat.blogspot.com

Interesting videos of the front runner to be Scottish Labour leader Iain Gray.

Maybe he should seek advice from John Mason, the SNP candidate in the Glasgow East by-election, who was very good on Newsnight Scotland tonight in a one 2 one interview with Glenn Campbell.

He's a tricky one that Campbell.

Confused Conservative said...

www.confusedconservative.wordpress.com

Conservative/Centre-right Blog

Anonymous said...

2 more UKIP blogs:
http://greggbeaman.blogspot.com

http://steveallison107.blogspot.com/

And 1 Libertarian?
http://nannyknowsbest.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYAFOM_Nqb4

Scottish Politics said...

Scottish Politics
http://scottishpolitics.blogspot.com

Alwyn ap Huw said...

Well one of my blog's names is there:

Miserable Old Fart. Unfortunately the link is to Alan in Dyfed's blog!

http://alanindyfed.blogspot.com/

Is not sure who is most insulted Alan or me :-)

However my blogs can be found on these URLS

Miserable Old Fart (English language)
http://miserableoldfart.blogspot.com/

Hen Rech Flin (Welsh language)
http://henrechflin.blogspot.com/

Both are Welsh, nationalist, right wing (in Wales - probably Commie from an English prospective) but not aligned to any political party - especially not Plaid (gwrth)Cymru!

Miserable Old Fart

Blue Eyes said...

Happy birthday Iain!

Obnoxio The Clown said...

OK, I've clicked the link. Make me a Libertarian and I promise not to post when drunk again. /blush

Jo said...

Your Lib Dem Blogs section leaves a lot to be desired - you've included blogs by new bloggers who started 3 or 4 months ago but have left out blogs such as mine which have been going for 9 months...

...Mystery...

Richard Holloway said...

Conservative blog

Richard Holloway - a sceptical conservative

www.richardholloway.co.uk

Aoleus said...

Non-aligned, London blog:

http://londonsays.org/?page_id=10

Mark Hanson said...

PR/lobbying blog

www.pr-media-blog.co.uk

Nick said...

Iain,

My www.nicolaswebb.com blog is listed in the Conservative list, which is great. I wonder if I might also qualify for the Wales list as well. My time is split between the South West of England and Wales. A lot of the political coverage in the blog relates to Wales.

The intro on the blog refers to coverage of "politics on both sides of the Severn Bridge and beyond"

Thanks

Jake Berry said...

jakeberry.org

Jake Berry PPC Rossendale and Darwen

Iain Dale said...

Jo at 8.03, if you'd actually like to tell me what your blog is, I can add it - or indeed any other you think are missed off.

A Very Public Sociologist said...

http://averypublicsociologist.blogspot.com

(Very) left of centre.

http://www.socialistunity.com

Likewise.

http://unionfutures.blogspot.com

Ditto.

Peter Kenyon said...

Dear Iain

Thanks for the offer - mine's missing

Labour Blog

Peter Kenyon

http://petergkenyon.typepad.com/

I'm generally top of Google searchs ahead of the Chelsea CE with whom I share a name.

Jo said...

No I'd rather create an air of mystery...

Tom said...

Conservative / centre right blog:

http://tomjacksononline.blogspot.com

Harry Haddock said...

I appear to be in the Tory category, when, if you look, I am a paid up member of the Libertarian Party, have it's banner both on my blog and in my blog header, and make the blogs affiliations quite clear.

Matt Davies said...

http://wokinglibertarians.blogspot.com

Libertarian blog of Libertarian Party member Matt Davies.

David Cornock said...

I'm in the Journalist section - thanks - not sure whether I should be in the Welsh-based section - I work in Westminster but my blog is "virtually" Welsh

www.davidcornock.blogspot.com

Alice Dale said...

Not sure if this went through last time ...

The Alice Dale Blog: www.alicedale.blogspot.com

I aim to remain in the centre but end up leaning to the left on a few issues.

Also The F Word blog is a good feminist blog: www.thefword.org.uk/blog

Benny Austwick said...

Conseevative Blog:

The Right Student

www.therightstudent.com


Hope ya like! We were #1 on your Daley Dozen earlier in the year and gained an extra 2,000 hits in a day!

Many thanks

Jo Anglezarke said...

Oh ok - libdemjo.blogspot.com - despite the memorable url quite a few people forget it!!

Ian_QT said...

Question That
http://questionthat.me.uk

Party: Libertarian

Categories: Libertarian; Eurosceptic

Country: England

Cheers.

Martin Meenagh said...

Martin Meenagh blog; non aligned blog concerned with politics, economics, history and culture

Alwyn ap Huw said...

A few more Welsh ones that I couldn't see;

Prof Dylan Jones-Evans
Conservative economist
http://dylanje.blogspot.com/

Pendroni
Plaid Cymru
http://heleddfychan.blogspot.com/

Penri James
Plaid Cymru
http://penrijamesceredigion.blogspot.com/

Blog Dogfael
Plaid Cymru Councillor
http://blogdogfael.org/

David Jones
Conservative MP
http://davidjonesclwydwest.blogspot.com/

David Cornnock
BBC reporter
http://davidcornock.blogspot.com/

Cllr Gwilym Euros Roberts
Llais Gwynedd (independent nationalist)
County Councillor
http://www.gwilymeurosroberts.blogspot.com/

Leighton Andrews
Labour Assembly Member
http://leightonandrews.typepad.com/leighton_andrews_am/

Martin Eaglestone
Labour
http://martin-eaglestone.blogspot.com/index.html

Miss Wagstaff
Gosip / commentator /non aligned
http://onewalesgovernment.blogspot.com/

Cambriapolitico
Journalist
http://cambriapolitico.com/

Louise said...

Mmm, I tend to defy categorisation.

Right of centre ex Tory with Nat sympathies, write a lot about Scottish politics but based in England.

www.stillnotgrownup.blogspot.com

wonkotsane said...

Mate, you put me at 8th best English political blog last year and I'm not even listed on the English Nationalist blog directory!

I think I should be in English Nationalist, English (don't know if I am because there's no search and no order) and non-aligned.

Mathew Hulbert said...

Hi Ian,

I recently started a left of centre political blog (general political comment, from a centre left standpoint-concentrating more on policy than personality.)

Any publicity would be greatly appreciated-as it's a very new venture.

It's called 'On Politics: Comments on the State of the Nation.'

You can find it at:
www.mathewonpolitics.blogspot.com

Thanks,
Mathew Hulbert.

Sim-O said...

Stick mine in the left leaning (I suppose) & English catagories, please.

sim-o.me.uk/blog

Sim-O said...

Oh, just a thought, what about an alphabetical listing?

Shades said...

I'm listed under conservative at my OLD site iangrey.blogspot.com- I'm libertarian and now at iangrey.org.

Cheers,

Ian

septicisle said...

first class prick here, requesting a move from the onerous "Labour" category to left-wing, thank you very much.

Miller 2.0 said...

Why am I still quoted as NewerLabour? And why oh why have you used IE6 to do the previews?

Such is the foolishness of the capitalist, I suppose. ;o)

Cobden said...

right leaning liberal blog:

http://cobdenscomments.blogspot.com

Labour Matters said...

Labour: http://www.labourmatters.com/

Trefor Jones said...

I've got a blog:

treforjones@blogspot.com

Thanks

Trefor

Conservative PPC Anglesey

BenSix said...

Non-aligned -

backtowardsthelocus.wordpress.com

Alwyn ap Huw said...

One rather iffy one.

I'm sure that its author wouldn't consider it "political" - but it is probably the Welsh blog that has created the most political controversy ever.

North Wales Chief Constable, Richard (I can never spell his surname right) Brumstrom's blog:

http://www.north-wales.police.uk/portal/blogs/cc/default.aspx

TheFatBigot said...

Oh dear, Mr Dale, you've left yourself open to all sorts of muddle-headed bloggers proposing their pitiful efforts. Actually, come to think of it, I rather like this one:
thefatbigot.blogspot.com

Terry Heath said...

I write the CEP Buckinghamshire blog

http://cepbuckinghamshire.blogspot.com/

I know the CEP is listed but as each has a different author?

Gallimaufry said...

Gallimaufry & Chips:
English, Disraeli Conservative

www.listeningblogger.blogspot.com

Most days it's rubbish!

Five Chinese Crackers said...

Nice to be included - cheers. Five Chinese Crackers (http://5cc.blogspot.com) is most definitely not a Labour blog though. Ugh.

Cheers,

5cc

Ian_QT said...

In case its author (Leg-Iron) hasn't seen this, I nominate my favourite new blog of this year:
Underdogs Bite Upwards
http://leg-iron.livejournal.com

Categories should be:
Party: Right Wing
Category: Libertarian
Country: Scotland

Also, the directory has an out of date address for Tim Worstall's blog.
His political blog is now at http://www.timworstall.com

TBRRob said...

Mine is 'the broadsheet rag'

http://www.thebroadsheetrag.co.uk/

It's libertarian

Tomrat said...

Libertarian / religious blog.

http://jerubbaalsvent.blogspot.com/

I try to include a lot about Northern issue too, buts it pretty sparse at the mo (the joys of being butter spread too thin) :-)

Liberal Bob said...

http://iaindale.blogspot.com/

Libertarian

Chekov said...

I'm in non-aligned there, but it is largely a Northern Irish unionist blog if you disregard the Russian, sport and literature content.

http://threethousandversts.blogspot.com/

John Moorcraft said...

John Moorcraft

http://moorcraft.blogspot.com/

Conservative and Welsh Based,

Liberal Bob said...

I can't believe that I submitted your blog instead of mine. How dim is that?

It should have been:

http://liberalbob.blogspot.com/

Libertarian

mutleythedog said...

My blog is oddly listed as Conservative - but thats OK I suppose I do like that nice Mr Cameron...

Michael Taylor said...

The Marple Leaf - is a journalist blog my Michael Taylor, editorial director of Insider Media, a Manchester-based business publishing events and new media company.

http://www.themarpleleaf.blogspot.com/

Lots of politics, ultra local, regional and national.

fake consultant said...

i have an unlisted blogpower blog...and i wanna play, too.

if you get the chance, swing by advice from a fake consultant.

in fact, my most recent story has a distinctly british slant...it's about the connection between john wilkes, john entick, and the us constitution's fourth amendment.

Laura-Rose said...

Conservative politics/ Languages (most Russian and Czech)

www.laurarosesaunders.blogspot.com

Stewart Cowan said...

My blog is:

www.thelabourparty.org

I suppose it is an 'attack' blog - i.e. attacking this heinous Government but supporting our country and freedoms.

Based in Scotland; Non-aligned.

I have just today put up a blog based on thelabourparty.org which allows comments:

http://stewartcowan.wordpress.com/

Tom Paine said...

You have mine listed as Conservative when it's Libertarian.

lastditch.typepad.com

Anonymous said...

Another UKIP Blog:
http://www.westbournemouthukip.com/purplemole.htm

Old Holborn said...

Libertarian/Anarcho Humour

http://bastardoldholborn.blogspot.com/

Huw Puw said...

Plaid Cymru blog:
bestforwales
http://bestforwales.blogspot.com/

dogstarscribe said...

Ca't find ours in your Labour list Iain, which is a shame since you've posted comments to it.

www.dogstarscribe.wordpress.com

Steph Ashley said...

Lib Dem blog:

http://diblemming.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

http://arightindividual.wordpress.com/

Conservative, England. New blog, just starting up.

Ian_QT said...

Not exclusively political, but I think there's enough politics here to justify inclusion:

Clairwil
http://clairwil.blogspot.com/

BritSwedeGuy said...

gl0rify.com
An 'old school' blog that features news articles rather than the blogger's own opinions.
'Libertarian' in the traditional sense rather than the Tory 'right to own slaves' sense.

Ian_QT said...

Iain, did you get my e-mail about the Total Politics directory I sent last night? Hope it didn't get caught in a spam filter.

Iain Dale said...

Ian, I get hundreds of emails every day. Remind me what it was about.

Ian_QT said...

It had a spreadsheet attached, with information about blogs in the TP directory that are no longer being updated or have moved.