Thanks to whichever kind reader nominated us to be on the shortlist for the Guardian’s political weblog awards.
I had no idea we were on the list until I read this moving statement from Peter at Conservative Commentary.
Alongside eleven blogs that uphold to varying degrees the chattering class consensus on every issue from Bush to crime, from Israel to the NHS, Conservative Commentary stands alone in fighting for less government and more common sense, against political correctness and in support of gut-driven but intellectually-supported conservatism.
There’s only one way you can give a bloody nose to those who savaged Kilroy but defended Paulin, who want to open the prison gates for burglars but shut down free speech for Christians and social conservatives, who think the Queen symbolises all that is wrong with Britain but who wish Cherie Blair had more influence, who are Eurofederalist but sceptical of free international markets.
Expect every Guardianista, Blairite, statist and Chomskyite aware of the election to vote for one of those eleven. Whether their favourites can be pipped to the post by something altogether different is down to you. Ballots must be sent by Monday, 9th February. Vote wisely.
I can’t wait to read his election manifesto when he stands for NUS conference.