UK Politics

Blunkett – are you interested?

Well the Sunday papers are full of the Blunkett affair again. The issue has dominated the press over the past week yet browsing through the British blogs it hardly gets a mention. I can’t help but wonder why?

Speaking for myself there are two reasons why the Blunkett affair hasn’t featured on this site. Firstly, I don’t know anything about it other than what I have read in the papers. Secondly, I’m not entirely sure I care.

Sure, from a journalistic point of view I can see why it is a good story. Of course it is a good story. it has all the ingredients – senior politician, love, betrayal, court case, claims of mispractice, woman, nanny, social class, calls for resignation, husband, kids and conflict.

So its odd that blogs, written by people who take a great interest in the news and politics, are ignoring the story.

Well apart from this blogger of course.

I wonder, are the regulars at your pub talking about the Blunkett case or is this one of those stories which interests journalists far more than their readers?