Sunday, 3 August 2008

Witanagemot Awards 2008

The votes have been counted, just over 300 of them, and the results are in (Last year's results here (pdf)). How did your favourite blog do?

Political Blog: By Affiliation
Best blog by a politician (MP, MSP, AM, Cllr, etc.)
John Redwood
Tom Harris
Nadine Dorries

Best Labour Party supporting blog
Bob Piper
Paul Linford
Tom Harris

Best Conservative Party supporting blog
Iain Dale
Letters from a Tory
Conservative Home

Best Liberal Democrat Party supporting blog
Norfolk Blogger
LibDem Voice
Liberal England

Best minor party blog (UKIP, nationalists, Green, BNP, etc.)
Devil's Kitchen
Ordovicius
Wonko's World

Political Blog: By Alignment
Best right-wing blog
Devil's Kitchen
Iain Dale
Guido Fawkes

Best left-wing blog
Ministry of Truth
Harry's Place
Liberal Conspiracy

Best centre-ground blog
Paul linford
Political Betting
Wardman Wire

Political Blog: By Location
Best English political blog
Iain Dale
Devil's Kitchen
Little Man in a Toque

Best Scottish political blog
Mr Eugenides
Adam Smith was a Socialist
Freedom and Whisky

Best Irish political blog
Slugger O'Toole
United Irelander
Guido Fawkes

Best Northern Irish political blog
Slugger O'Toole
A Pint of Unionist Lite
A Tangled Web

Best Welsh political blog
Ordovicius
Glyn Davies
Peter Black

Best Foreign political blog (by foreigner outside the British Isles)
Daily Kos
India Uncut
Kiwi Blog

Best Ex-pat political blog (by Brit outside the UK or non-Brit resident in the British Isles)
Last Ditch
Tim Worstall
Remittance Man

Best Local political blog for local people (city / town / provincial)
Edinburgh sucks
Waendel Journal
West Brom Blog

Political Blog: By Main Stream Media, Organisation or Campaign
Best Political Blog run from a main stream media website (TV, Radio, Magazine, Newspaper)
Spectator Coffee House
Comment is Free
Brian Taylor & Nick Robinson

Best blog by a professional journalist
Nick Robinson
Benedict Brogan
Brian Taylor

Best Campaigning Blog
CEP
Burning Our Money
Taxpayers Alliance

Best Blog by non-media organisation
Adam Smith Institute
CEP
Labour Home

Political Blog: By Subject Matter
Best Election coverage / Polling Blog
Political Betting
UK Polling Report
Iain Dale

Best Westminster Village Gossip
Iain Dale
Guido Fawkes
Political Betting

Best Holyrood Gossip
Brian Taylor
Scottish Tory Boy
Crap Holyrood Chat

Best Cardiff Bay Gossip
Miss Wagstaff
Glyn Davies
Peter Black

Best Northern Ireland coverage/Stormont Gossip
Slugger O'Toole
A Tangled Web
Modern Unionist Voice

Best Economics Blog
Tim Worstall
Burning Our Money
http://cityunslicker.blogspot.com/

Best Blog Dealing with Religious Matters
Archbishop Cranmer
Ruth Gledhill
Libby Purves

Best Human Rights/Civil Liberties Blog
Devil's Kitchen
Longrider
Liberal Conspiracy

Best Foreign Affairs (including Iraq and Afghan wars)
Croydonian
Harry's Place
Devil's Kitchen

Best Constitutional Reform Blog
Our Kingdom
CEP
EU Referendum

Best Environmental/Green Issues Blog
Two Doctors
The Daily Maybe
The Difference

Best Law and Order Blog
Nightjack
The Policeman's Blog
Police Inspector Blog

Best Libertarian Blog
Devil's Kitchen
Guido Fawkes
Last Ditch

Best anti-EU blog
EU Referendum
Devil's Kitchen
England Expects & Eurealist

Best pro-EU blog
Nosemonkey
Jon Worth
Richard Corbett

Best Political Satire
Daily Mash
Guido Fawkes
Nanny Knows Best

Best coverage and analysis of politics and current affairs
Iain Dale
Guido Fawkes
Political Betting

Best English nationalist blog
Little Man in a Toque
Wonko's World
CEP News Blog

Best Scottish nationalist blog
Adam Smith was a Socialist
McNumpty
SNP Tactical Voting

Best Irish nationalist blog
United Irelander
Splintered Sunrise
El Blognador

Best Welsh nationalist blog
Ordovicius
Miserable Old Fart
BlogMenai

Best British nationalist blog
BNP
A Pint of Unionist Lite
Nationalist News

Political Blog: Miscellaneous
Best discussion / Community (which blog generates the best comment threads)
Political Betting
Devil's Kitchen
Guido Fawkes

Best multiple author/group blog
Harry's Place
Devil's Kitchen
Spectator Coffee House

Blogger most likely to vote for a donkey if you slapped the correct colour rosette on it
Iain Dale
Chris Paul
Neil Harding

Most vindictive political blogger
Devil's Kitchen
Guido Fawkes
Tim Ireland

Blogger most deserving of a book deal
Mr Eugenides
Dizzy Thinks
Devil's Kitchen

Best Blog design
Devil's Kitchen
Dodgeblogium
Iain Dale

Best new blog (a new addition to the blogosphere in 2008)
Letters from a Tory
Tom Harris
The Happy Blog of Harriet Harman

Blogger you would most like to share a pint with
Devil's Kitchen
Guido Fawkes
Linford / Worstall

Blogger you would most like to shag
Trixy
Bethan Jenkins
Iain Dale / Devil's Kitchen

Blogger with the best sense of humour
Devil's Kitchen
Guido Fawkes
Mr Eugenides

Blogger most desperate to win blogging awards
Iain Dale
Guido Fawkes
Wonko

Blogger that you never agree with
Dirty European Socialist
Tim Montgomerie
Recess Monkey

Most dyslexic blogger
Kev
Dizzy Thinks
Terry Kelly

Blogger most likely to be suffering from Tourette's syndrome
Devil's Kitchen
Terry Kelly
Old Holborn

Blogger most likely to have bi-polar disorder
Devil's Kitchen
Tim Ireland
Nadine Dorries

Shouldn't be allowed to own a computer, let alone have a blog
Dirty European Socialist
Tim Ireland
Nadine Dorries

Most missed (retirement from the world of blogging)
Reactionary Snob
EU Serf
Normal Mouth

Political Blog: Overall
The British Isles' best political blog
Iain Dale
Devil's Kitchen
Guido Fawkes

The British Isles' most influential political blog
Guido Fawkes
Iain Dale
Political Betting

Political Blog: Witanagemot Club
How often do you read The Witanagemot Club?
Daily 9.50% Occasionally 31.5% Often 15.5% Rarely 13% What? 30.5%

Which is your favourite Witanagemot Club blog?
Iain Dale
Devil's Kitchen
Wonko's World


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