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Sunday 7 June 2015

Top Six - June 7

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 be out and about later. So there.
6 Coulson Trial Reporting Fail After Andy Coulson was acquitted on a perjury charge, there were lots of supposedly reputable news outlets saying this meant he hadn’t lied. That is not the test for perjury, chaps.
5 Simon Danczuk - Useful Idiot Rochdale’s nominally Labour MP gets himself - and wife Karen, natch - into the Sun once more. But what does not seem to occur to him is that the Murdoch hacks are not laughing with him, they’re laughing at him.
4 Simon Danczuk In Trouble The man representing part of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, a town with a great Liberal tradition, has been the subject of an investigation into why he has not been registering payments for work outside Parliament. And there have been rather a lot of payments.
3 Burnham On Welfare - Or Maybe Not Leigh MP Andy Burnham was reported as making a speech about welfare. Many reputable news outlets used the W-word. But there was a problem with this assertion: his speech did not mention the word. Not even once.
2 Katie Hopkins - One Day To Say Sorry The professional motormouth found herself facing legal action after she unwisely said something about campaigner and food writer Ms Jack Monroe that was not true.
1 Letts Invent Charles Kennedy’s Career The odious Quentin Letts (let’s not) told of how the former Lib Dem leader would travel with fellow MPs Roy Jenkins and John Smith on the sleeper to Scotland. There was only one problem with this: there were two sleeper trains - and Kennedy would have been on the other one.
And that’s the end of another blogtastic week, blog pickers. Not ‘arf!

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