10 years good work

A decade of blogging, and other work, to be proud of.

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Congratulations are in order for Richard North and Helen Szamuely who started the EUReferendum blog 10 years ago, eventually Szamuely left to run her own blog,

All those years ago if you were dissatisfied with the output of the mainstream media you simply stopped buying newspapers and turned the TV off. It was novel to actually do something about it. What EUReferendum did was analyse the people who were analysing the news. Then if they found it wanting provide their own version. Naturally the MSM did not like this and responded. This gave us MSM based blogs which simply put out the same material and made the same mistakes but using a different format.

In turn the general public responded to this by buying even fewer newspapers. Although TV viewing figures hold up or improve you don't go to the BBC programme, Question Time, for serious politics do you? In fact political programmes on broadcast media have become worse in the last 10 years. Question Time is more than ever like a game show and the absurd adversarial approach of interviewers like Jeremy Paxman and John Humphrys achieves very little.

EURefendum inspired many other blogs and UK polities is better for it, let's hope we get another 10 years from it.