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Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Did You Know There Are 100 Green Blogs Out There?
I have quite rightly been taken to task by The Daily (Maybe) for the fact that I failed to include any Green Blogs in my Top Blogs lists. Jim, who writes the blog, is now rectifying my omission byu compiling the list hinself. Good. I did not deliberately exclude their blogs, or indeed those from any Party. I repeatedly asked for nominations but I can honestly say I had never seen any Green blogs. I'll happily link to the list when it is compiled, and include them in any repeat excercise next year.
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Time for a touch of blog redecoration, I think. Which shade of green would suit me?
Hi Iain, thanks for this. Any green blogs people spot please do pass them on to me. Thanks.
Iain - have you considered a break?
do you think we will still be reading you next year?
Dave is going to be none too pleased. A case for an A minus list perhaps?
Still, I'm sure he's not one to hold onto grudges. A suitable public penance will have you back on the top table quick as a flash. How about biking to 'The Dell' for the next three home games. You could always get a mate to follow behind in an electric Lexus with your scarf and rattle.
A fascinating thought that; one hundred Green Blogs. Anybody got any ideas for a collective noun to go with them?
When David Cameron starts blogging again, naturally you would have to include his in the Green list....
Will I be able to recycle it?
for starters, how about http://matthewsellwood.blogspot.com
he's a green councillor in oxford.
Green issues may be boring to the `failed experiments` ( See island of Dr. Moreau ) and it would appear that expat is another to add to my list. Blanket coverage in the Sun , however , shows that climate change and allied global issues has reached popular culture as do endless surveys .David Cameron is often ,quite rightly, accused of being guided by focus groups and on this matter their advise has obviously been correct .
`Global` action, runs into problems with sovereignty and the economic betterment denied to developing countries , it is not simple and scarcely a party division . An inconvenient subject therefore about which to start a fight or bellow obscenities. There is a `caste` of contributor, to this forum to whom these difficulties will be insurmountable . I can only hope that one or two will pop in under the misapprehension that Green is new race upon whom they can vent their spleen. If so, can I direct you , my new friends, to postings following the recent Papal controversy .
There you will find a full discussion of the many inadequacies of thought feeling and expression your contributions contain
Mine is very green both in colour and spirit, as you have taken issue with once or twice!
Where do you stop Iain ? UKIP blogs ? BNP blogs ? Sinn Fein perhaps ?
I am sure once you go down that route you will then receive complaints from Mebyon Kernow. Where will it end ?
Sinn Fein? Surely they are the real Greens.
Perhaps I shall change colour.
You might be splitting the political cake rather finely. Do we then get a top 100 anti-Green/pro-technology blogs or even top 100 anti-green/pro-technology/pro-Yugoslav blogs.
I speak entirely impartially.
UKIP blogs ? BNP blogs ?
I do wish people would stop lumping the perfectly respectable position of UKIP with a collection of semi bestial thugs.At the Bruges Group meeting last night a marvellous lecture was given on the historical and contemporary resonance of the `English Speaking World`.Many speakers drew detailed attention to the threat we face to our legal system as has Simon Heffer today . I see nothing wrong with this whatsoever and in fact I see a great deal right.It is also a reasonable position to hold whithin the Conservative Party seeking to influence it from whithin
This is entirely different matter to the BNP and , god help us , Sinn Fein.The collection I refer to as the `failed experiments `who are BNP sympathisers ,at least, do not qualify for such serious consideration . The type and form of their input is in effect like a well known IRA protest and nothing good comes form any interaction with them .
I invite any contributor to agree with me that civilisation is a prerequisite to any meaningful debate and evolution would be a good begginning. Free speech is a myth and a prison for thought without clear boundaries.
That boundary should be drawn between UKIP and the other organisations you mention. I personally feel that to do otherwise is not acceptable for a Conservative Party affiliated forum . I have requested better attention to editing on this basis and I hope someone is listening
They are even more irrelevant than the Lib Dems. Why bother?
Surely most genuinely green blogs will have composted down by now?
i would not worry about it there are plenty spouting about green issues. i am sick to the back teeth of hearing about green issues . Tell the greens to go on at the government not me.
I think you are spending too much time with the Lib Dems
Green readers may be interested to read about Ian's blog report APCO sponsor in the George Monbiot's article Guardian yesterday, no wonder they didn't want a green list!
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