Saturday, July 26, 2008

Top Ten Blogs Update

Just a quick update on voting in the Top 200 blogs list for the 2008-9 Guide to Political Blogging.

So far, more than fifty blogs from all over the political spectrum have encouraged their readers to vote. They have voted for 443 different blogs. The top 100 is broken down as follows...

Conservative blogs 20
Right Wing blogs 9
Libertarian blogs 6
Labour blogs 16
Left Wing blogs 13
LibDem blogs 8
Media blogs 11
Non Aligned blogs 11
Green blogs 2
Humour blogs 1
Plaid Cymru blogs 1
SNP blogs 1

So if you add them up, there are 35 right of centre blogs and 41 left of centre blogs (if you count LinDems as left of centre). Perhaps the tide is turning...

If you haven't voted yet, send in your top ten blogs, ranked in order to toptenblogs@totalpolitics.com

16 comments:

ScottishToryBoy said...

How am I performing?!

Iain Dale said...

That would be telling ... but I can tell you that you are in the top 100 ... so far.

Dave H. said...

Rather O/T, Labour Home has a story (from the Indie but I can't see it the online edition) on the percentage of MPs with ‘second’ jobs:

Lab 19
Lib 37
Con 66

Read into this what you will but given their current malaise Labour MPs’ minds might be rather more focussed on the chances of retaining their seats in the next couple of years.

If you enjoy a good gloat it’s right next to a despondent posting ‘The case against Brown staying’. They consider his strongest card is the dearth of talent amongst Labour MPs.

Do we really get the politicians we deserve? It’s a poor lookout for Britain if that’s the case.

Anonymous said...

How is Irfan Ahmed doing as i nominated him?

Chris Paul said...

Is it correct that off-shore Guido is barred from this contest?

Chris Paul said...

PS If they wre comparing other Labour politicians to cameron rather than to Brown and Blair there'd be 20 to go for. Brown must stay and slay the conservative demons.

Iain Dale said...

Chris, if you had read the rules you would know the answer to your question.

Ordovicius said...

Talking of tides turning...

Manj said...

How convenient for you that you can count Lib Dems as "left of centre"

Chris Paul said...

I've read the rules Iain. They are as ambiguous as the ones allowing Lord Michael to gift flights to the Tories.

UK Blogger covering off shore matters is barred.

Offshore blogger ... is barred.

GuF must be furious.

Ian_QT said...

No Tim Worstall? (Or have you got him under Libertarian instead of UKIP?)

Tom F said...

"So if you add them up.." I get 99

Iain Dale said...

Chris Paul, you are even thicker than I thought you were. And that's saying something.

Matt Wardman said...

Oooh you tease!!

Jo Christie-Smith said...

Grumble, grumble...not all Lib Dem blogs are left of centre1

Blimey! You will persist in using such old hat methods of pigeon holing people such as being on a left right continuum...grumble grumble.

What about left or centre, right of centre and progressive!

Am I one of the 8 linking to you (I'm sure I did link to you...I certainly wrote about it...I'll just go and check!!)?

Ian_QT said...

Progressive is such a bullshit word that it actually makes things less clear instead of more.