Thursday, 4 September 2008

Total Politics Results: Top 100 UK Political Blogs

Five Welsh blogs (numbers 58, 59, 61, 72 and 79) have made it into Iain Dale's Top 100 UK Political Blogs list for his Guide to Political Blogging in the UK 2008-9. Last year's position is in brackets.

1. (2) Guido Fawkes

2. (1) Iain Dale

3. (4) Conservative Home

4. (3) Dizzy Thinks

5. (-) Political Betting

6. (-) Devil's Kitchen

7. (9) Spectator Coffee House

8. (12) Burning our Money

9. (42) John Redwood

10. (14) Ben Brogan

11. (20) EU Referendum

12. (15) Tim Worstall

13. (-) Tom Harris MP

14. (13) Archbishop Cranmer

15. (54) LibDem Voice

16. (16) Mr Eugenides

17. (-) Hopi Sen

18. (85) Daniel Hannan MEP

19. (-) Three Line Whip

20. (70) Stumbling & Mumbling

21. (35) Donal Blaney

22. (128) Boulton & Co

23. (-) Liberal Conspiracy

24. (8) Nick Robinson

25. (-) People's Republic of Mortimer

26. (11) Recess Monkey

27. (56) Adam Smith Institute

28. (27) Comment Central

29. (72) Luke Akehurst

30. (47) Waendel Journal

31. (38) LabourHome

32. (30) Ministry of Truth

33. (22) Tom Watson MP

34. (33) Nadine Dorries MP

35. (46) Dave's Part

36. (-) Letters from a Tory

37. (17) Norfolk Blogger

38. (-) Shane Greer

39. (-) Sadie's Tavern

40. (45) Samizdata

41. (32) Slugger O'Toole

42. (111) A Very British Dude

43. (21) Harry's Place

44. (-) SNP Tactical Voting

45. (61) Quaequam Blog

46. (104) UK Polling Report

47. (182) Socialist Unity

48. (59) Daily Referendum

49. (53) Liberal England

50. (172) Lynne Featherstone MP

51. (18) Paul Linford

52. (68) City Unslicker/Capitalists at Work

53. (51) Our Kingdom

54. (-) Labour Outlook

55. (63) Millennium Dome Elephant

56. (155) Paul Scully

57. (-) A Very Public Sociologist

58. (90) Peter Black AM

59. (78) Glyn Davies

60. (195) Obsolete

61. (99) Ordovicius

62. (-) UK Libertarian Party

63. (40) Biased BBC

64. (7) Croydonian

65. (69) James Cleverly

66. (-) Is There More to Life Than Shoes

67. (-) J Arthur MacNumpty

68. (120) Normblog

69. (-) Raedwald

70. (-) Three Thousand Versts

71. (-) Tory Bear

72. (-) Miss Wagstaff Presents

73. (52) Bloggers4Labour

74. (-) Pint of Unionist Lite

75. (151) Theo's Blog

76. (-) Kezia Dugdale's Soapbox

77. (71) Beau Bo D'Or

78. (25) Bob Piper

79. (-) David Cornock

80. (-) Forgesian Thinking

81. (-) Heresy Corner

82. (103) Love & Liberty

83. (125) The Daily (Maybe)

84. (161) Peter Hitchens

85. (81) Melanie Phillips

86. (0) Redemption's Son

87. (10) Ellee Seymour

88. (0) Lenin's Tomb

89. (83) Liberal Burblings

90. (-) Scottish Tory Boy

91. (-) Stuart King

92. (86) Matt Wardman

93. (34) Pickled Politics

94. (0) Ewan Watt

95. (41) An Englishman's Castle

96. (0) Centre Right

97. (0) Never Trust a Hippy

98. (0) Red Box

99. (76) Chris Paul's Labour of Love

100. (50) Last Ditch

The full list and entire series can be followed by clicking on the following link to Iain Dale's Diary.


clive betts (yet another one) 4 September 2008 at 19:34  

Brilliant concept!

A league table of bloggers decided on by, another blogger.

Genius! Pure genius!

(Pippa: Why do you and other bloggers post rubbish like this? Is it because in truth, you have nothing sensible or enlightening to tell us?)

Miss Wagstaff 4 September 2008 at 20:53  

In my case, it's because I'm in the process of taking a short break from blogging, and enjoy the mass array of political colour.

Anonymous 4 September 2008 at 22:35  

These awards are a distraction, and spoil the blog world ,it isnt a beauty parade
and the best blogs do not seem to get any where

fondue set 5 September 2008 at 01:01  

Let's face facts here. Pippa is tired. This blog looks and feels very tired. Just scroll down this page....

A couple of weeks ago Pippa was posting some rubbish graphic of a dragon with a cork in its mouth, in the vain hope someone, somewhere would find it funny. It wasn't.

Perhaps its time she wound this pointless exercise up? Its way past its sell-by date I am afraid.

Anonymous 5 September 2008 at 09:22  

Does Fondue Set work for Welsh Labour perhaps???

Anonymous 5 September 2008 at 09:23  

Is Fondue Set Leighton Andrews?

fondue set 5 September 2008 at 11:07  

Paranoia, paranoia everywhere :-)

Not Labour, not Plaid, not Lib Dem , not Tory - just an ordinary bod who is tired of the inaccuracy, half-truths and anonymity delivered by the so-called Welsh 'blogosphere' (God, that word is SO naff!)

I repeat. This blog is tired. The author is lazy and it had become a complete waste of bandwidth.

I note that no disaggreed with my previous assertion, you just took it as another opportunity to attack Leighton Andrews! Paranoia!

Scroll down the frontpage of this blog and look for yourself how boring and lazy the posts have become. All I suggested was that Pippa packs it in. I am trying to be helpful here!

(P.S. Before any one of you numbskulls says "But you are commenting anonymously, doh!". This is precisely the point I am making Congratulations in getting it!)

Anonymous 5 September 2008 at 12:41  

"(P.S. Before any one of you numbskulls says "But you are commenting anonymously, doh!". This is precisely the point I am making Congratulations in getting it!)"

What an arse!!! So obviously one of Leighton's lackeys as he mentions Leighton when Pippa doesn't.

Anonymous 5 September 2008 at 12:42  

Pippa. It looks like Sanddef's way of writing.

slartibartfast 5 September 2008 at 13:32  

I agree. It is Sanddef.

In Pippa's defence and absence 5 September 2008 at 15:36  

But still this person continues to read and leave comments. Says a lot about their life, or lack of it.

In Pippa's defence and absence 5 September 2008 at 15:43  

However, in defence of free speech, this person has a perfect right to say whatever they like about Pippa.

(In fairness, even I find find this blog at bit boring at times!)

Anonymous 5 September 2008 at 15:46  

Which is probably why the blog admin leave your comments in place.

Anonymous 5 September 2008 at 18:07  

Sadly it’s the same troll/sock puppet/labour employee as over at Valleys Mam' blog, (they used to post on Dylan Jones Evans as well until he stopped) you really must getting up their noses Pippa, good to see our money being spent well its not as if we have any major challenges facing Wales is it, get back to work troll

in pippa's defence and absence 5 September 2008 at 18:15  

Yeah! You tell 'em Valleys Mam!

Anonymous 5 September 2008 at 19:41  

so you're admitting its you whose being posting the diatribe on all three blogs, does your boss know i wonder if i should tell him on Monday !!!

in pippa's defence and absence 5 September 2008 at 20:01  

Now read this VERY carefully...

What I choose to reveal is my call.
Any assumptions will be denied.
Nowhere are there clues.
Knowledge is power.
Even you can work it out.
Read all this again slowly.

Do you get it now?

Anonymous 5 September 2008 at 20:06  

back track and deny all you like you've be caught read handed mate.

Knowledge is indeed power !!!!

in pippa's defence and absence 5 September 2008 at 20:30  

You obviously didn't read it slowly enough :-)

Poodle power to Mr Crumbs 5 September 2008 at 23:07  

I can't believe he said "Knowledge is power"! Actually, thinking about it, I can :)

Anonymous 5 September 2008 at 23:30  

The truth of the matter is that there's an element of Welsh Labour that have got it in for Wagstaff and have charged a few with bombarding this blog with abuse.

Anonymous 6 September 2008 at 13:06  

Well hello, This is me Valleysmam , not the various people I am being accused of being - I am me and when I post its with this name
May be people need to realise that some of us blogers have jobs and family and a life and we do not spend hours trawling and posting.
Secondly , sometimes theres so little going on its not worth posting.
Pippa enjoy your break
I will also be going on holiday soon -so my blog will be quiet unless may be I get guest to take over for a while

Anonymous 6 September 2008 at 23:39  

Well said VM!!! These vermin like to pick on the blogs that criticise the government, including yourself. The truth is they have no answer for independent criticism and rest on their laurels - if there are any left.

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