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 to go out later. So there.
6 Sarah Vine Remains Vain Poor Mrs Michael “Oiky” Gove whined about getting some stick on social media from all those rotten lefties, while her target, Ms Jack Monroe, received death and rape threats.
5 Owen Jones – Know Your Railway A usually sound pundit went in with both feet on the decision to award the East Coast franchise to a joint venture of Virgin and Stagecoach. If only he’d genned up on the subject beforehand.
4 Don’t Menshn Plebgate After Andrew Mitchell lost his libel case, Louise Mensch decided that the judge had got it all wrong. Because she hadn’t been there, but knew all about it anyway.
3 Express UKIP Poll Whopper Was UKIP the second most popular party, behind the Tories, with Labour back in third? Was it heck, this was a poll of Sun readers. Not that the Express bothered to tell its readers.
2 UKIP Resurrects Apartheid Nigel “Thirsty” Farage and his fellow saloon bar propper-uppers talked of “hiding” migrants and “reclassifying” some people. “Reclassifying”? That’s straight out of the Hendrik Verwoerd playbook.
1 Guido Fawked – Sun Not Victorious The perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog span the acquittal of Clodagh Hartley as a victory for the Sun. But it was just the opposite: she would not return to journalism, and the paper’s “poisonous” culture was laid bare for all to see. Another fine mess.
And that’s the end of another blogtastic week, blog pickers. Not ‘arf!