Orwellian tendencies

As Richard Morris noted earlier today, the Liberal Democrat blogerati are well represented among the entries for this year’s Orwell Prize for Blogging. Some great bloggers have entered their work, including Richard himself.

The tone is lowered somewhat by the fact that I’ve entered again.

While the Orwell Prize is undoubtedly an exercise in self-promotion, it raises the profile to some excellent writers from across the political spectrum. I’ve come across some fascinating perspectives that I doubt I would have encountered through any other route. So it is well worth scanning the list of entrants for unfamiliar names. You may well stumble across something genuinely stimulating. [Read more…]