Errm, have you seen the news official CCHQ blog, called, in a burst of originality, The Blue Blog? This is the Conservative Party deciding to come into the twenty-first century and admitting that there is a blogosphere out there.
They haven't quite got it. Not just because the blog is truly bad - badly laid out, ridiculous in content (Who on earth is Shazia Awan and why is she allowed to write that sort of celeb-magazine style rubbish?) and infrequent in appearance. They have also not understood the point of the blogosphere. Its purpose is not to produce official party propaganda though, obviously, some will or to gush about the leader or to preen oneself about how savvy and yoof-oriented one is. The blogosphere, as it exists in the United States and as it will, I sincerely hope, one day exist here, is there to provide a different and balancing point of view from the political establishment.
But then, what can one expect from a party that is apparently supporting the Chancellor's plan to part-nationalize the big banks?