Regular readers of this blog might notice that the side links have changed. This is to reflect my use of blog news and opinion.
While still reading a daily paper, I get much of my political commentary, opinion and other news from bloggers.
Previously, I listed political sites from the major parties as well as a comedy section. Many have now gone because of this change. It is not that these writers aren't interesting. It is that I don't read all of them because I don't have the time. It is also becoming difficult to keep track of all the new bloggers. It has become impossible to provide a comprehensive list of political bloggers, which had been my aim. If this isn't possible it seemed better not to try.
Instead, I decided to link to sites that cover culture, commentary, the main political parties, political opinion, law and comedy. Over time I will probably add sites to these sections or create new sections.
On culture there is a link to Gawker and Robin Fenwick. The commentators represent a range of political views. What they have in common is that they write about politics and are all part of the new media establishment. The political parties section consists of the key sites for party members. Opinion also represents different political views. Under law I must make a declaration of interest. My employer supports Halsbury's Law Exchange. So, I do have a vested interest in promoting it. That said, it has some of the best legal minds writing for it. Finally, comedy. That section has a comedian who is a friend and a US video based site.
So when you come to my blog, think of it as part of something and flick through the other blog links to see what is being discussed.