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Sunday 2 December 2012

Top Six – December 2

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 go out later this morning. So there.

6 Cyril Smith And Child Abuse Second week on the chart for this post. Past allegations against the late MP were back in the papers this week. Here’s the original story from Private Eye, published in May 1979, which shows what is being investigated.

5 UKIP – Open Mouth, Insert Foot The party’s candidate for the Croydon North by-election was allowed to give his opinion on gay marriage and adoption. This was excellent sport, but not good for his credibility.

4 UKIP Fails The Protest Test The party was held to have broken through in three by-elections which it did not win. Thus it did not even do as well as the old Liberal Party, which at least won many contests.

3 Common Purpose Paranoia Following the Mail’s going overboard at training organisation Common Purpose were James “saviour of Western civilisation” Delingpole and the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines. But nobody was out to get them. Allegedly.

2 Leveson – Letts Tell A Few Whoppers The odious Quentin Letts (let’s not) attended the Leveson presentation, did not take notes, and spent much of his time talking to someone in the row behind him. So it was no surprise at all to see him making much of his report up. As I was also there, I was able to correct him.

1 Leveson Is Served (34) Lawyer Hugh Tomlinson nailed it in very few words when it came to the kind of proposals Lord Justice Leveson should put forward. Here’s the highlights and why no-one should have a problem with them.

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

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