…according to the Independent’s guide to the election today. Yes, under ‘Blogs, prominent political’ they list a number of left and right wing blogs, then under ‘Centrist’ list Jonathan Calder, the Lib Dem Blogs aggregator, Lib Dem Voice and, er, me.
While I’m always grateful for compliments, I suspect my inclusion in that list is due to some lazy research – possibly partly recycling an old list of political blogs from before the last election – especially as the same lists seem to think that ‘Left’ is a term that can include both Tim Ireland’s Bloggerheads and Harry’s Place. They also list a site called Conservative Commentary which is both American and defunct since 2008, and I suspect is down to them attempting to reference Peter Cuthbertson‘s old site.
Of course, when the same guide claims that five constituencies had only 3 candidates at the 2005 General Election and then lists five constituencies that all had 3 candidates, where none of them are Colchester, it’s very hard to regard any information in it as accurate.
Of course, if you’ve come here after seeing it mentioned in the paper, I’d like to stress that everything here is entirely 100% accurate and I definitely recommend voting for Neil Clugg and his Democratic Liberals at the election.