Dizzy seems to think that Platform 10 has ConservativeHome in its sights and its aim is to destroy it. I doubt that. I am sure there is a frustration at CCHQ that they cannot control what is written on ConHome, but I doubt very much whether it will be any different with Platform 10. While the editorial stance will no doubt be very Cameron-friendly, if it just seen as a Steve Hilton mouthpiece they will find it hardgoing.
Contrary to what Fraser Nelson says I know for a fact that Platform 10 was not initiated by Steve Hilton. Steve is a good friend of Fiona Melville, the woman behind Platform 10. They worked together on David Cameron's leadership bid and are good friends, so naturally people put two and two together. But it was her idea and she's the brains behind it.
I think the advent of Platform 10 is a very good thing. Diversity usually is. I don't think ConHome should feel under threat, although it may be more difficult for them to get exclusives from certain members of the Shadow Cabinet. But, so what? It is such a huge site now, with a loyal following, and I suspect it will go from strength to strength. My prediction is that ConHome readers will indeed read Platform 10, just as my readers will too. The more sites the merrier.
In truth, the advent of Platform 10 is yet further proof that the right of centre blogosphere is flourishing and is in a very healthy state indeed. Contrast it with the poor efforts of the left. Is there a single left of centre blog that is a "daily must visit" site? There are several LibDem blogs that I visit most days, but very few Labour blogs. LabourHome is so on message that it's almost painful to read - a lesson which hopefully Platform 10 will have learned from.