Harry’s Place is, apparently, the 15th most influentual blog in the United Kingdom. Accordingly to Technorati and the PR Blogger, according to some complicated formula which I don’t aspire to understand.
We are two places above Boris Johnson.
In the comments Nick suggests it would be interesting to see where the contributors of HP fit in on the Political Compass. My results are below – apparently I’m somewhere around Mahatma Gandhi and my close personal friends Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama (who knows some absolutely filthy jokes, by the way). I was a bit suprised by quite how left/liberal I came out. I think this is because of questions like “Sex outside marriage is usually immoral”, or “You cannot be moral without being religious”, and the strength with which I disagreed with these statements. Anyway, it was a blow, I can tell you. I was sure, through reading hostile comments, that I was Bush cheerleading Zionist neocon Islamophobe, but it seems not.
Gene adds: Some of the statements needed a more nuanced option than the four available ones, but here’s mine: