Being the record of the most popular posts on this blog in the first few months of this year, set down in accordance with both time-honoured ritual and whatever way I feel like showing them. This has been the busiest three months since I started blogging again which each month getting more visitors than the last, so I’m either getting the hang of it again or there’s some big news story coming up that means people want to read more political ramblings. You decide.
Anyway, here are the most read posts over those three months.
Not quite making it to the detailed list: Coalition clickbait, hope, the Liberal Democrat who’s against democracy and celebrity candidates. After those, the top six were:
6) “Shut up and deliver leaflets” – In which I react angrily to a commenter who tells me not to campaign rather than complain (and also seems to think I’m Mark Pack). This is where I set out why politics is about more than just delivering more and more leaflets.
5) Stepping down – I’m not standing for re-election to the Council in May, and here’s where I explain why not.
4) New poll: 36% of Britons support a basic income – I spotted something interesting in a poll about Green Party policy.
3) New polling evidence: Who is basic income most popular with in the UK? – As you’ll have noticed, basic income posts tend to be popular as there’s a big network of people out there who’ll share them and spread them around. This was some more detail on the poll of Green Party policies.
2) Review: The Man In The High Castle (Amazon TV) – One of my favourite books got a TV adaptation, and it was rather good. The good news here is that the pilot episode I reviewed here has now been picked up for a series after near-universal positive reviews, with a series likely by the end of the year.
Which means the number one post for the quarter, getting almost double the views of the page at number two is:
1) What if Nick Clegg loses his seat at the election? – No, I don’t know why that headline was popular with people who shared it a lot on Twitter… Here I looked at what the consequences might be for the Liberal Democrats if they find themselves without a leader and deputy leader (because Malcolm Bruce is retiring) the day after the election. It would be…interesting. Yes, that’s the word.
Once again, thanks to everyone who’s visited over the past three months, as you’ve done it in such numbers there’s a vague possibility that the revenue I get from the ads might just cover the hosting costs for the site for the first time ever this year. The next month looks set to feature a lot of activity in the run-up to the General Election, so I hope it helps to keep you entertained.
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