About this blog

This blog was started in May 2005 and was named in the Top 50 Political Blogs in the country in Iain Dale's Guide for the first three years of its existence. I don't know where it came in the fourth or in subsequent years, partly because by then I had stopped caring about lists, league-tables and visitor-numbers.

The main focus of the blog was national politics with a slight emphasis on Labour Party matters, but it also regularly included stuff about other enthusiasms of mine such as football, journalism, history, music and Christianity.

In October 2013 I put the blog on hold as the level of interaction no longer justified the effort and my main energies were absorbed in my day job as editor of HoldtheFrontPage, but spurred by the threat of the imminent break-up of the UK, I decided to resume blogging in September 2014.

What they used to say about the Paul Linford blog....

"Always the place to come for informed, and rarely partisan, commentary."

"Like drinking a rather fine wine."
Iain Dale

"The best blog for Labour matters."
Mike Smithson