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Sunday 22 July 2012

Top Six – July 22

So what’s hot, and what’s not, in the past week’s blogging? Here are the six most popular posts on Zelo Street for the past seven days, counting down in reverse order, because, well, I’ve got to put the washing out. So there.

6 Rail Electrification – Still Only Half A Loaf The Coalition announced plans that were not the biggest investment in the rail network since Victorian times, but they were a good start. Here’s why the plans are only a start, and why the work needs to carry on so the job can be done properly.

5 Raheem Kassam – Dodgy Twitter Followers For once, someone caught bang to rights with an unnaturally inflated Twitter following held his hands up and admitted his guilt. Kassam had indeed bought some of his following.

4 Flannelled Fool In Draughty Glasshouse The appalling Henry Cole, tame gofer to the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines at the Guido Fawkes blog, accused someone else of telling whoppers. So I felt compelled to point out a few of the dozens that he has told recently.

3 Frank’s Twitter Over-Manning Yet another suspiciously inflated Twitter following was exposed, this time that of Frank Manning of the Young Britons’ Foundation. He denied having purchased the allegiance of all those members of Team Follow Back.

2 Think Before You May Tweet Christian May, flat-mate of the flannelled fool Henry Cole, decided to take a superior and sniffy snark at this blog. In describing this stuck-up and glorified gofer, I referred to him as a “ponce”, and thus Poncegate kicked off. Cole accused me of suggesting that his pal was gay, declared that anyone on the right would not get away with such a comment, but forgot that he had just accused me of exactly that. Another fine mess, once again.

1 Twitter – The Venezuelan Commentator The Twitter feed of The Commentator, recently formed right leaning group blog, passed before my examination. There were an awful lot of Spanish speakers for a publication that addresses itself to the English speaking world, and I said so. Their “editors” then countered by making the false assertion that I had accused them of purchasing their following, and suggested they were now the focus of anti-Chavez sentiment in Venezuela. No doubt this counter revolutionary movement also includes Dora The Explorer.

And that’s the end of another blogtastic week, blog pickers. Not ‘arf!

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