Iain Dale’s Total Politics awards have come out with a whimper and not a bang this year. It all has the impression of haste about it. The poll was conducted over a couple of weeks in August, rather than July as in previous years and the results are a lot later in coming out. They’re also doing several lots per day which doesn’t feel particularly special. There’s also no Scottish list, which is surprising as that was one of the categories we were asked to put our choices in. However, Scots seem to be doing reasonably well with Better Nation, Lallands Peat Worrier, Bright Green Scotland and The Burd deservedly featuring in the non aligned, Green and lefty lists.
I’m not quite sure how that happened, but he’s beaten Andrew Neil, who could only manage 34th place and that can only be a good thing.