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Sunday 1 December 2013

Top Six – December 1

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 have shopping to do later. So there.
6 IEA – Another Rail Travel Turkey Astroturf lobby group the IEA said commuter rail services should be like low cost airlines. This was total crap.

5 Mail EU Victory That Isn’t There was going to be a crackdown on benefits for all those dirty rotten Romanians and Bulgarians. Except Young Dave said nothing that would change the current rules. More Dacre hack spin, then.

4 Leveson Anniversary Lecture Greeted By Abuse Former Sun editor David Yelland gave the first of these lectures, to the thoughtful and reasoned response of Neil “Wolfman” Wallis, who resorted to forthright abuse. No change there, then.

3 Nadine Dorries Twitter Meltdown The fragrant Nadine, following her accusation that one of her critics was a lush, went out to the pub, returned, and went into meltdown over the enquiries of the Sunday Mirror.

2 Nigella Smear – It Won’t Work The latest accusation in the war of words between Charles Saatchi and his now former partner Nigella Lawson was that she had been a regular user of illegal substances. But it would only end up making Saatchi look bad. And so it has done.

1 Don’t Menshn Lostprophets Management Paedophile Ian Watkins, who last week pleaded guilty to a series of child sex abuse charges, and his band were signed to Q Prime, co-founded by one Peter Mensch, whose wife is always up for accusations of guilt by association. But there has been silence from Q Prime – so what did they know and when? We’re still waiting.

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

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