I recently remarked upon my 2010 position in the Total Politics Blog Poll, in the Scottish Blogs section.
Apparently, I came in at #13 in the Scottish list this year, which is a decent enough improvement, and puts me in the mix with some distinguished purveyors of porridge-based prose.
But it’s time to right this wrong, so I’ve dropped TP an email to ask them to put me in the right categories.
And that’s precisely what I did. My email exchange with the very lovely Emily Sutton included the following:
I don’t live in Scotland – I’m English and I live in England. I just happen to support Scottish independence for English reasons.
I’m right wing libertarian.
So now I can be absolutely sure that Total Politics is taking the piss, having just discovered that as well as #13 in the Scottish rankings, I am also #40 in the Left Wing Blogs Top 100, ahead of Jack of Kent, LabourHome, Pickled Politics, Kerry McCarthy, George Monbiot, Bevanite Ellie and many, many others.
It looks like I’m not the only one who shouldn’t be in the list though, so it all looks like a terrible terrible mistake.
I shall communicate further with Ms. Sutton.
In the meantime, however, I’m having the badge, if only for comedic incongruity value.
Sod it, I’m having the Jock one as well.