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Iain Dale offers a guide to political blogging

Iain Dale has produced an excellent guide to political blogging in the UK which can be downloaded as a PDF from his blog (thanks to Martin Stabe for pointing this out). It is a must have for every reporter covering national, regional and local politics.

Stabe also felt I suggested in my post a couple of days ago that there was a lack of left-leaning bloggers in the UK (a top 100 is listed in Dale’s guide). I was trying to suggest they were less effective than their counterparts on the right.

On this I seem to be in agreement with Francis Maude, chairman of the Conservative Party. In a contribution to Dale’s guide he writes: “I am slightly uncertain as to why it is that “Conservatives” and “Conservative” sites are clearly outperforming the “left” in the use of new technology.”


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  1. Martin says

    I knew you would pick up on the Maude quote! But I’m not sure about his (and I guess your) assertion that right-wing bloggers are more “effective”. How exactly?

    To me, the story is (still) how INeffective the entire British political blogosphere — left and right — is compared to what has been going on in America (or even France) for years.