Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Top 100 Right of Centre Blogs

1. Guido Fawkes
2. Iain Dale
3. Conservative Home
4. Dizzy Thinks
5. Devil's Kitchen
6. Spectator Coffee House
7. Burning our Money
8. John Redwood
9. Ben Brogan
10. EU Referendum
11. Tim Worstall
12. Archbishop Cranmer
13. Mr Eugenides
14. Daniel Hannan MEP
15. Three Line Whip
16. Donal Blaney
17. Comment Central
18. Adam Smith Institute
19. Waendel Journal
20. Nadine Dorries
21. Letters from a Tory
22. Shane Greer
23. Samizdata
24. A Very British Dude
25. Daily Referendum
26. City Unslicker/Capitalists at Work
27. Paul Scully
28. Glyn Davies
29. UK Libertarian Party
30. Biased BBC
31. Croydonian
32. James Cleverly
33. Is There More to Life Than Shoes
34. Raedwald
35. Tory Bear
36. Pint of Unionist Lite
37. Heresy Corner
38. Peter Hitchens
39. Melanie Phillips
40. Redemption's Son
41. Ellee Seymour
42. Scottish Tory Boy
43. Matt Wardman
44. Ewan Watt
45. An Englishman's Castle
46. Centre Right
47. Last Ditch
48. Mark Wadsworth
49. Andrew McConnell
50. Huntsman
51. Hunter & Shooter
52. Taxpayers' Alliance
53. England Expects
54. Freedom & Whisky
55. Old Holborn
56. Alan Collins
57. Charles Crawford
58. Nought Point Zero
59. Sinclair's Musings
60. Behind Blue Eyes
61. Mike Rouse
62. Nation of Shopkeepers
63. Bishop Hill
64. Open Europe
65. Newmania
66. Neil Reddin
67. Zehra in Gloucestershire
68. Angels in Marble
69. Faulkner Journal
70. Web Cameron
71. Question That
72. Andrew Allison
73. Bristow Blog
74. Debateable Land
75. Fugitive Ink
76. Man in a Shed
77. Nourishing Obscurity
78. Iain Lindley
79. Not Proud of Britain
80. West Brom Blog
81. Obnoxio the Clown
82. Social Affairs Unit
83. Jeremy Hunt MP
84. UK Commentators
85. Lone Voice
86. PJC Journal
87. Prodicus
88. Tory Radio
89. Looking for a Voice
90. Brussels Journal
91. Last of the Few
92. Little Man in a Toque
93. Not a Sheep Maybe a Goat
94. Cassilis
95. David Jones MP
96. Matt Dean
97. Appalling Strangeness
98. Linguanaut
99. Right Student
100. Antony Little

These blogs were voted for by the readers of more than 75 UK political blogs and the readers of TOTAL POLITICS Magazine. Each person voted for their top ten blogs. Their favourite was awarded ten points, their second favourite nine points and so on down to one point. 1,142 people cast a vote.

The full results will be published in the Guide to Political Blogging in the UK 2008-9 which is published on 5 September and will be available at all the party conferences. You can now also pre-order it via the Total Politics website for £12 inc p&p. You will receive it in mid September.


Anonymous said...

Seems to me that you had a bit of a demographic-advantage, given that the people voting were essentially your readers.

Daily Referendum said...

Bugger, I droppped four places. Maybe I should have voted for myself?

Anonymous said...

Top six are unsurprising (if not the order of them!) as all are excellent in their own ways, but personal highlights for me are seeing the ever-excellent Archbishop Cranmer at 12, Letters from a Tory at 21, James Cleverly in at 38 and Iain Lindley, Prodicus and the Right Student making the top 100 too.

Alwyn ap Huw said...


That's not fair! You have done right and left of center blogs - where is the centrist, bang in the middle, bullseye blog list?

And before Toque or Britology beat me to it - you have done top Welsh and Scottish blogs - who are the top English blogs?

Anonymous said...

Blogs, schmogs! What I'm still waiting for is the list of the Top 20 Political Traitors. It's been months. Come on, Iain, pull yer finger out.


Not a sheep said...

Dropped 90 - 93, I am bereft, or should I just be happy to still be in the top 100?

Iain Dale said...

Andrew F, I can see why you say that, but it's not true. 79 other blogs urged their readers to vote. I wouldn't deny that a lot of my readers did too, but the proportion is far lower than last year, although I accept there is no way of proving it. Anyway, it's just a bit of fun!

Archbishop Cranmer said...

His Grace is disappointed to have slipped from No6, and out of the Top 10 altogether.

Perhaps he did not bribe a sufficient number of voters with promises of pornography.

He is prayerfully considering his future.

Raedwald said...

Whoooeee! Fame!

Good to see my favourite reads all there too

Many thanks Iain

Old BE said...

These lists seem more interesting now I am on one!

Man in a Shed said...

Thanks Iain - this is always a bit of fun. I'm looking forward to reading some blogs I haven't visited for a while or come across before.

Anonymous said...

Pleased to have made it to 61 considering I re-launched after the voting began and haven't been pushing myself. Next year, however, I hope to make at least the top 20.

Anonymous said...

Whilst my appetite for these lists is more limited than Iain's appears to be, could he/you keep a link to these lists permanently in an obvious part of your archive? I am not going to try them all out in any short time frame but it would be useful to come back to them. Thanks

Trixy said...

Thanks for all your hard work, Iain. 33: not bad. Huge climb from last year. Have my suspicions why.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to do a top ten list of people who leave comments on blogs?

Just thought I'd ask.

Newmania said...

Odd , I seem to get a lot more attention than many of these and yet I do not figure at all.

What happened ? Sniffle

Anonymous said...

Number 66! Top ten 2009 here I come!

Phew, now I've made it I can cancel all those yahoo mail accounts I set up.

Archbishop Cranmer said...

Mr Newmania,

You manifestly failed to offer sufficient naked breasts to induce your readers to vote for you.

It would be more scientifically objective to arrive at a 'top' list through proving the number of unique visitors it receives or through its Technorati ranking.

Mr Dale's motives are honourable, and, for many, including the bloggers, it clearly is 'a bit of fun'. But these lists are published and disseminated far and wide. They clearly become authoritative for many others, and errors, omissions, or biases are set aside.

Anonymous said...

@newmania: You are #65.

James Higham said...

Gee whiz - can't believe NO still hung in there after the annus horribilis.

Some great additions as well on that list.

Harry Cole said...

Cheers everyone...

well chuffed!

Bill Quango MP said...

Newmania. Its that MAN WITH NO NAME avatar thats confusing everyone.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Charlotte Corday (@ 10.42) makes a good point.

I nominate Umbongo, Dearieme and the queen of them all, Woman On A Raft.

hatfield girl said...

You are higher than Angels, Newmania, and quite right too.

PS Charlotte's suggestion for a commenters section must include Stanislaw.
Commenters could be considered eligible regardless of having a blog of their own, too.

Angels in Marble

Old Holborn said...

Next year I will RULE the world.

Free biscuits over at my place to celebrate. No riff raff or casual shoes.

Tonight, we MAKE LOVE!

Newmania said...

Aha .....65th eh ..get in there!Envy for those above me gnaws my innards and vile arrogant contempt for those below eats at my soul.


(Nice to see Raedwald get some appreciation )

Stephen Glenn said...

Darn doing the maths there are 89 English blogs in the top 100, 10 Scottish blogs ahead of me and 2 Welsh Lib Dems ahead of me on the Lib Dem list. Guess I'll be watching just how close I get by comparisons.

James Higham said...

So where's the final list, Iain? :)

Iain Dale said...

What do the words COMING TOMORROW signal to you?


well, I am pleased to see that you didn't include that online predator, Crushedbyingsoc ,on your list.