Like all successful media chaps, Iain Dale is now often criticised as a careerist hack. But what’s wrong with some enterprising ambition?
Iain has not lost faith with the Internet, despite his shift into magazine publishing. Totalpolitics is not a rip-roaring read but as a trade magazine for political apparatchiks it might survive.
I am glad that he is continuing his annual political blog awards because he knows the territory. He may be biased to the Conservatives but he has a feel for what works and certainly understands the medium.
I am very interested in how the political blogs might change when (OK, if) the Conservatives win the next election. I have written here about the potential for a shift in the Online political landscape. So it will be fun to compare Iain’s list in a couple of year’s time.
Go here to register your vote.
For what it’s worth here’s my random list culled off the top of my head. Iain’s competition is for UK pol blogs only in which case: