Tuesday 1 January 2019

Five Most Popular Posts in December

The five most read over Yule were ...

1. The "Surrender" of Jacob Rees-Mogg
2. A General Election is a Necessity
3. The Illusions of David Miliband
4. Fall Out by Tim Shipman
Corbynism in 2018

We almost made it, we almost got through a whole month without writing about Labour factionalism. But as soon as the MPs broke up for their holidays a winterval of silly season shenanigans came rolling in, with more dishonest rubbish about Brexit dominating social and broadcast media for a few days. And, seemingly bored over the Christmas break, a Twitter charge led by the ever comical Jolyon QC tried framing Novara Media's Aaron Bastani as an anti-semite, violent bully, and academic fraud. It's almost as if they're incapable of arguing about the politics any more. Summing it all up we have a consideration of how Corbynism fared in 2018.

Anyway, this sort of stuff made two and three in the month's tally. Much more pleasing it is to see the Tories get more attention though. All being well, 2019 is a time when I'll be spending more time than s healthy thinking and writing about the Tory party's decline and hopeful fall. So getting a consideration of Rees-Mogg's position on top, followed by further meditations on "Shippers" book on politics in 2017.

Who have we got hanging around the second chance saloon? I reckon my piece on Brexit and mental illness could do with more eyeballs gazing upon it, though it is not quite as comprehensive as I like (some of the comments it attracted are spot on). And we might as well throw in Hurrah for the Yellow Shirts?, a look at the Gilets Jaunes movement in France.

Okay, the festivities are done and it's 2019. Once more into the breach, comrades!


Karl Greenall said...

Many thanks for your always thought-provoking posts, and a Happy New Year to you and yours.
I join you in looking forward to the ongoing shenanigans and decline in and of the Tories. It is quite remarkable that there doesn't seem to be anyone amonsts them warning them of the precarity of their situation. Of course that only adds to our fun in the process!

troutmaskreplica said...

Plenty of people still vote Tory, they're in government, so why a discrepancy between the number of voters and the active party members?