political blogging

Jim Pickard

I’m glad to see the return of MP blogger Tom Harris as part of Iain Dale’s new online magazine; “The Daley: Iain Dale and Friends.” And there may be many who welcome the return of Dale. But how attractive a proposition is the overall venture itself, featuring as it does 60 “retired bloggers”and writers?

Anyone who reads political blogs will surely agree that there is an ocean of material out there; some good, some bad, some insightful and original, others derivative and dull. If there is a problem it is one of quality rather than quantity. There just isn’t enough time to read it all. Read more

Jim Pickard

It’s been a vintage year for the FT Westminster blog; or at least we would like to think so. If you’ve enjoyed our efforts over the last year we would hugely appreciate it if you could vote in the Total Politics blogging awards, which are currently running. There’s some tough competition out there so every vote counts.

You need to list at least five blogs in total; here’s a link to the relevant site. Read more