Via Devil’s Kitchen and Ellee Seymour, I discover not only that David Miliband has a blog and that Ellee is on his blogroll — I think this is a cause for congratulations to Ellee — but that The Labour Humanist is ever so upset about the composition of this blogroll. Labour Humanist complains that
it’s hard to understand the latest updating of his blog and the
almost total invisibility of the Labour leaning blogosphere in its
design and links. Hey David….remember us!?
Miliband’s site links to 11 blogs:
- 3 of
these are to journalist sites such as Nick Robinson (former chair of the young conservatives);
- four link to Conservative
sites including tory boys Guido Fawkes and Iain Dale;
- there is 1 Liberal
- leaving a mere 3 links to Labour supporting sites.
Ellee wonders if this is a case of sour grapes, while the Devil suggests it’s because Miliband’s webmaster hasn’t actually heard of many blogs and neither has Miliband (though he’s certainly heard of Guido Fawkes, which presumably explains Mr Staines’ presence there). As usual, there’s something in what DK says, though I suspect, too, that it’s because all the decent left-wing blogs I can think of (as opposed to the blogs by members of the ‘Decent Left’) attack the government even more bitterly than do most right-wing bloggers. The Tories’ attacks he can ignore rather more easily than those from what should be his own side, to my mind.
Anyway, in the interests of balance I think we should organise a write-in campaign to firstname.lastname@example.org complaining about this neglect of Labour bloggers and asking him to link to some of the better Labour-supporting blogs such as those of Labour Humanist and Cllr Kelly.