12 September 2006

Poor Rubbish Terrible Labour Bloggers

The title is just to attract hits - I only mean it a little bit. Previously, I had promised to compile a list of my worst Labour bloggers - however the fall in quantity is more noticeable than quality so that's what I'm primarily going to blog about. Many Labour blogs are either disappearing or just not as active as before. The three Labour bloggers that I link to are Political Hack, Ministry Of Truth and The Notorious Bob Piper. Part of my interest in them stems from their Midlands roots but I also find all of them to a greater or lesser extent engaging, knowledgeable and direct. Of late, Bob and PoliticalHack have been a bit quiet and MoT has been dormant. What's the matter chaps?

At least they're still blogging in public. Left-leaning (albeit not Labour)Political Teenager has gone to uni and the Wonderful World Of Lola has gone private!!!. I'm surprised Tom Watson hasn't gone to ground although he has failed to post some of the more direct posts he has received of late. Maybe he is having a period of reflection.

I might contrast these guys favourably with the case of Adele Reynolds who has gone postal. If you're not sure whether Labour has a bunker mentality check out that intro at the top of her site. Maybe even higher on the bile quotient are the drongos at Ridiculous politics who will blog about a Tory not putting a stamp on a letter, but have, as far as I can see, never knowingly criticised the most incompetent and corrupt government in UK history - which we have had the misfortune to suffer for the last 9 years. Meanwhile the Thirsk & Malton CLP blog which is in fact a blog without comments (ed. a website) has been awarded the title of Official Labour Conference Blogger. Good luck!

I brace myself for your comments.

7 comments:

Ellee said...

Do you know if they are actively tracking your site too? I must say I never find the Labour posts very inspiring, very much yesterday's news, particularly LabourHome - how sad is that!

UK Daily Pundit said...

Not very inspiring is exactly right. Bob Piper and Recess Monkey at least have a sense of humour and I think that's why they stand out.

Praguetory said...

Ellee - I'm pretty sure I spend more time on their sites than they do on mine - but it appears that all the Labour sites get more Tories on them than vice-versa. There's a few Labour sites that I look at regularly (that isn't necessarily a compliment). Also I follow the latest threads at bloggers4labour to see if anything needs attention. I think us Tories are a bit more open-minded whereas they've got a bit of siege mentality at the moment!

Croydonian said...

Having been on the back foot when Major's government was imploding before our eyes, maybe we ought to be olympian and steer clear of intruding on private grief? Nah, not a chance.

A soft socialist said...

Christ, your still on about the intro at the top of my site. It was put up due to pressure from people who didn't like the Kinnock quote because it was attacking workers.

Praguetory said...

Don't ask me to understand - according to your intro I'm lower than vermin. PS - You are or you're not "your".

Political Teenager said...

Yer i'm not labour. I think of myself as more of a centrist. Just because im not blogging doesn't mean im not readin others. Freshers week is mental.