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Thanks for voting me in the Top Ten

I’m thrilled and delighted to be ranked at No 10 in Iain’s 2007 Guide to Political Blogging voted for by fellow bloggers and readers. It includes a list of 500. A thousand thanks to you all. What particularly thrills me is that my blog is enjoyed by a wide spectrum of people from different backgrounds – not just Conservatives. For example, there is Linda Jones, who admits to...
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The Foreign Office blog

Congratulations to David Miliband for launching a blog as Foreign Secretary. I know he made mistakes with his Defra site, which he has acknowledged, and I am chuffed to still be included on his new blogroll. I did predict back in July that he might be blogging again as Foreign Secretary. I like his approach, despite our different political backgrounds. He is the only minister who wants to write...
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Ending sex slavery is not a Home Office target

Let’s hope Home Secretary Jacqui Smith reads the report in today’s Times about sex slavery in Cambridgeshire. Women are said to be traded in auctions for between £500 and £3,000. They are then virtual prisoners in rented houses. An investigation by The Times has revealed how immigration from Eastern Europe has brought a supply of women deceived into thinking good jobs await...
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